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    Hi All,

    I have 3 hyper-v 2012 stand alon hosts that have hyper-v replica configured.
    I want to create a cluster from those 3 hosts but i want to keep replicate.
    i figure that i need to move to hyper-v replica connection broker but how do i do it and still with out starting from scrach

    Thanks in advance
    Moshe

  • #2
    Re: moving from hyper-v replica to hyper-v connection broker

    I meant moving from hyper-v replica to hyper-v replica broker

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    • #3
      Re: moving from hyper-v replica to hyper-v connection broker

      You can't use Hyper-V Replica between hosts in the same Failover Cluster.

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      • #4
        Re: moving from hyper-v replica to hyper-v connection broker

        What i meant is-
        i have 3 hyper-v host that have are configure to relicate there vms to another host in a DR site.
        I want to configure the 3 hosts to be a hyper-v failover cluster.
        How can i do it and still maintain the replication?
        Thanks in advance
        Moshe

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        • #5
          Re: moving from hyper-v replica to hyper-v connection broker

          You may have to disable replication for the short period when you stand up the cluster on your primary machines, but a simple Powershell command could do that: 'Get-VMReplication | Suspend-VMReplication' (I think, can't test it at home.)

          It should get the status of any VM on the host which has Replication enabled, and then suspend it; so run it on all 3 hosts. Do your Cluster Validation Tests (!), set up your cluster, then run 'Get-VMReplication | Resume-VMReplication' to turn them all back on.

          Normally, replication expects to have a Cluster Broker role on the server you're sending the copies to, as well as a role you're sending the copies from. That's so that a failover can migrate the replica copy(ies) back to the original cluster as needed, should an original VM become corrupted and unrecoverable. You may have more work pending if you plan on possibly needing those replica servers at some point (but emergencies never happen, do they??)
          *RicklesP*
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          • #6
            Re: moving from hyper-v replica to hyper-v connection broker

            Hi,

            Thanks for the replay.
            When i set up a hyper-v failover cluster the replica setting are grade out when you open it from the hyper-v manager.

            what i need to do is
            1. stop the replication as you said
            2. configure the replica broker
            3. configure the replication
            4. in the replcation wizard, on the choose Initial replication method, i'll use the
            "use an existing virtual machine on the replica server as the inital copy.
            5. then i'll chose the virtual machines that were allready exist

            didn't try it yet but it seems like a good solution.
            i'll update after i'll try it.

            Thanks

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            • #7
              Re: moving from hyper-v replica to hyper-v connection broker

              Ricklesp, i sorry i was a bit confused.
              you were right.
              I thaugt i need to configure a replica broker but, idon't.
              If was planing to replicate to the cluster then i probably would.

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