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When ASR (Azure Site Recovery) is used will the primary (source) be preserved (ie IaaS) so that you can RDP to the source machines. RRS feed

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  • When ASR (Azure Site Recovery) is used will the primary (source) be preserved (ie IaaS) so that you can RDP to the source machines (VMs)?

    Once the failover occur to the secondary (destination site) will you be able to access (RDP) the primary site (source) machines (VMs)?  We want to be able to revert to the primary site after failover via ASR?

    Is ASR failover a ARM function (button) or is this a conceptual cut off the connections manually (outside the ARM) action?



    dsk

    Monday, October 28, 2019 4:10 PM

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  • Hi Kimdav111,

    During the failover process, Azure VMs in the primary region are shutdown while new VMs are created and booted up in the secondary region.

    If you want to connect to the Azure VMs via RDP(Windows) or SSH (Linux), you will have to prepare the VMs for network connectivity using these steps. Make sure the VMs are up and running in the Portal as they may have been shutdown during the failover process. 

    I recommend first completing the Azure-to-Azure failover-failback tutorial before implementing in your production environment.

    You can follow these troubleshooting steps if you encounter connectivity issues post-failover.

    ASR failover can be done via the Azure Portal or through scripts/Azure Runbooks depending on your preference.

    Here are answers to some commonly asked questions on Azure-to-Azure failover scenario.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers.



    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:16 AM