Microsoft Azure - Orchestrated Recovery
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Microsoft Azure - Orchestrated Recovery
Orchestrated recovery is one of the features of the Azure Site Recovery service. Azure Site Recovery automates the recovery of applications in the event of a failover at the primary site. This recovery is done in a coordinated fashion to restore applications even if they have a multi-level workload. With multi-tiered applications, coordinated recovery is essential for quickly restoring service, which is a difficult part of IT recovery and disaster tasks. However, with cloud technology, it has become a very simple and easy task.
To enable orchestrated site recovery, you must create a recovery plan. This can be done in the Azure Management portal. Plans created for disaster recovery can be tested without disrupting service.
Create a Site safeRecovery
Step 1 - Log in to your Azure management portal.
Step 2 - Click on "New " in the lower left corner.
Step 3 - Click on Data Services → Recovery Services -> Site Recovery Vault → Quick create.
Step 4 - Enter name and select region Make sure this vault is in the same region where virtual machines and networks reside.
Step 5 - You will be taken to the next screen. On the next screen, you can see a drop-down list. If you expand the drop-down list, you will see the different scenarios in which recovery can be configured.
Here you have to choose the recovery scenariooperation according to the requirements of the organization. Let's look at each scenario in detail -
Between the on-premises VMM site and Azure
In this scenario, the on-premises virtual machines are replicated to Azure. There are few prerequisites for these on-premises resources.
Virtual machine server running on Windows 2012 R2 server.
The virtual machine server must have at least one cloud to protect.
The cloud must have at least one VMM host group and one Hyper-V host server, or one cluster and virtual machine on the Hyper-V host server.
Setting up site restoration is a very methodological task. If you are not ready with all the prerequisites mentioned above, after going through a few steps in the task, you may need to go back.
When you select this scenario from the drop-down list, you need to follow the five steps circled in the image above.
Between the local Hyper-V site and Azure
This option is chosen for the replication of virtual machines residing on a local Hyper-V server. The choice is suitable when the Hyper-V server is running but VMM is not available.
Prerequisites (on premises)
- On premises the host must be the Windows 2012 R2 server with the Hyper-V role.
- Hyper-V must have at least one virtual machine.
Between site on premises with VMWare / physical server and Azure
This scenario replicates the physical servers on Azure You should also choose this option from the drop-down list when you need to replicate VMware resident virtual machines.nt in your premises. Protection is provided in various ways, such as replicating data over the Internet. Before you begin the deployment, you should be familiar with the following terms. You will configure the following servers when configuring site recovery in this scenario -
Process Server - The Protected server data items are first sent to the process server where it is cached, compressed and encrypted. Then the data is sent to the master target server.
Configuration Server - This server is a communication link between the protected elements, the process and the master target server.
Primary target server - Primary target server stores data replicated from protected items.
Ebetween two VMWare sites on premises
Between two on-premises VMM sites and a SAN Array application
In this scenario, the on-premises VMM site is replicated to a other site. Hyper-V virtual machines at this site are protected through Storage Array Based (SAN) replication. An organization can take advantage of this option if it has an existing SAN infrastructure.
The following image describes the prerequisites for this scenario to be deployed.
Create a recovery plan
When you have completed the site recovery configuration for one of the scenarios of your choice, in your management portal, you will need to create a recovery plan to orchestrate your recovery.
Step 1 - In the management portal, navigate to Azure Site Recovery Vault with which you're working.
Step 2 - Select "Recovery plans" from the top menu. You will see different options depending on your choice of scenario and the resources saved in the recovery vault.
Step 3 - You can create the recovery plan for site recovery as you want. It will also tell you about any prior tasks, in case you missed a step in the process.
Step 4 - The custom plan created here can be executed in case of failover to orchestrate receiptoperation. Services can be made available on a secondary site.