Part 5: ASR Invoking a DR-Drill

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Welcome back folks, in this part of the guide we’ll be running through a DR-Drill for one of the VMs we protected in the last section.  Feel free to extend this drill to include multiple VMs if you’re feeling fruity 🙂

A couple of things to note before continuing:

  • Did you make sure to enable RDP on the public profile?
    • Or are you connecting to the VMs over a VPN connection?
  • Did you apply all pending Windows Updates?
    • If not, these will be applied as soon as the VM comes up in Azure, locking you out from RDP for a bit

So assuming we’re all good, let’s continue.

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Part 4: ASR Enable Replication for VMware VMs

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Welcome back folks.  In this section of the guide we’ll be setting up the replication of our VMware VMs to a recovery vault in our Azure subscription.  Once we’ve successfully replicated one or more of our VMs, we also run a DR-Drill to confirm that’s all working as intended (next section of the guide).  Let’s get on with it:

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Azure Site Recovery: VMware to Azure

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In this guide series we’ll be going through all the necessary steps to replicate a VMware environment to Azure for DR purposes.  To achieve this we’ll be making use of the Azure Site Recovery service but before we get into things, let’s have a quick overview of the components of ASR and their place within the environment/solution:

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