Azure Site Recovery Support For ARM Is Now GA

With a plethora of projects that I’m currently working on, I got some time to sit down to write a new post. Almost two months since I last posted an article. Today, this is more of an announcement type than a how-to post.

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is a component of Backup and Disaster Recovery solution bundled in Microsoft Operations Management Suite. ASR been around for some time now, but was supported only through ASM portal (a.k.a old Azure portal). However, few months back Microsoft launched a preview of ASR on ARM portal (new Azure portal) supporting Azure’s new Resource Manager capabilities. Now it is out of preview and generally available to anyone who wishes to utilize ASR with Azure’s latest ARM capabilities.

The new modern user interface is designed to dramatically simplify user experience, and delivers the following scenarios and capabilities.

  1. Enhanced VMware to Azure (eV2A)
  • New Exclude Disk functionality when replicating VMware virtual machines to Azure
  • Support for Azure Resource Manager based and Classic deployments; Failback and Linux Guest OS support for ARM will be available at a later date
  1. System Center Virtual Machine Manager to Azure (E2A)
  • Support for Azure Resource Manager based and Classic deployments
  • Support for protecting multiple virtual machines at the same time
  1. Hyper-V Site to Azure (B2A)
  • Support for Azure Resource Manager based and Classic deployments
  • Support for protecting multiple virtual machines at the same time
  1. System Center VMM to System Center VMM (E2E) using Hyper-V Replica
  • Support for protecting multiple virtual machines at the same time
  1. First-class support for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) subscriptions
  2. Streamlined Getting Started experience for all Site Recovery scenarios
  3. New Policy construct to enable flexible association and management
  4. Functionality of Backup and ASR in a single vault construct

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