Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica

The Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica guides the IT administrator to design the server, storage and network infrastructure which is required to successfully deploy Hyper-V Replica.

Hyper-V administrators of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 can replicate their virtual machines from a primary server / cluster to a replica server / cluster for business continuity and disaster recovery purposes. The Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica provides server, storage and network provisioning guidance which would allow IT administrators to successfully plan for a Hyper-V Replica deployment

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The Setup is real easy and a comprehensive report is prepared that shows CPU, RAM, Disk and Network capacity needed to successfully support your specific configuration and environment.

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First we choose a time to collect utilization metrics for the Vm’s to replicate. best way to test this is during work hours and 30 minutes or longer. 

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10 hyper-v server can be selected in one Run.

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If you use a Cluster use the Broker and not the Hyper-v FQDN.

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And If a server is not enabled for replication you will see this error. and you can run this with or without Certificates.

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You can only pick VM’s that are not Replica Enabled and if the VM holds more Disk you can unselect the disk.

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After running this there will be a HTML report with all the metrics CPU,Memory,IOPS,Storage usage, network throughput.

This way you get insight information on what can I expect when using hyper-v replica

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How many IOPS do I need and gives you the optimal setting

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The Network info is great info What do I need and how many is consumed during the Replica.

And read the documentation there is a lot of useful info in this document and this will help you to understand the report.

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