I’m looking for confirmation that the following is possible with a Hyper-V replica?
Hyper-V 1 – 2012 Datacentre
Exchange-1 2010 SP1 VM (All roles) on 2008 R2 ENT
Various other production VM’s
Hyper-V 2 – 2012 Datacentre
Exchange-2 2010 SP1 VM on 2008 R2 ENT (setup as a DAG)
Replicas of production VM’s
(We don’t have the budget to extend to Hyper-V server clustering with shared storage)
I’m looking to provide (budget) HA to Exchange 2010 by replicating the Exchange 2010 VHD’s apart from the database and logs over to Hyper-V 2.
In the event of Hyper-V 1 failing I can use the replica of Exchange-1, which will be 5 minutes out on Hyper-V 2 and then use the DAG on Exchange-2 as the mailbox access.
(I don’t have the budget to buy a NLB and do a full HA for the CAS,HUB etc)
Can you see any problems with this?