This part 3 of 3 Working with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replica is about unplanned failover of a Virtual Machine.
- If the primary server, in our case server hyper-v1, fails you can do an unplanned failover of the virtual machine
- On the replica server, in our case server hyper-v2, do:
When you have more RecoveryPoints then you can choose here.
- The (unplanned) failover is complete and the replica of the virtual machine on the hyper-v2 is now started.
- Fix the primary server hyper-v1 and replicate the replica back to the original primary server. On the replica server hyper-v2 choose Replication à Reverse Replication
- Specify the replication server you want to replicate to, in our case hyper-v1
- Last step is to do a planned failover back to the original primary server hyper-v1. Note that with every planned failover you must turn off the virtual machine.
- It can’t do a live failover.
- On hyper-v2 do:
- On hyper-v1 do:
- You notice now that the virtual machine is running on the original primary hyper-v server hyper-v1