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Working with #Microsoft Windows Server 2012 #Hyperv Replica part 3 of 3

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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



Author: James van den Berg

I'm Microsoft Architect and ICT Specialist and Microsoft MVP System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management

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