Solved

Some help with Hyper-V Replication

Posted on 2013-11-08
3
888 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
Hi


We have a Hyper-V 2012 environment and I am just in the process of setting up Replication to our DR site.


I am using the GUI to do this which is going very well, now I would like to do our two SQL servers.  The logs and data are stored on different VHDs so I understand I need to use the "EnableWriteOrderPreservationAcrossDisks"


I have checked out the TechNet article on "Set-VMReplication" but I am very unfamiliar with PS and how I would form a script out of these commands to set up replication.


Can I set up replication via the GUI and then run "EnableWriteOrderPreservationAcrossDisks"?  Or is it not possible to use this cmdlet on it's own?


Many thanks
0
Comment
Question by:admincbf
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
Rob Stone earned 500 total points
ID: 39642965
PowerShell is a great tool when you start using it.  If you have the time I would invest in learning the basics as as you've already noticed, some features just aren't in the GUI.

You can create a PowerShell script in the PowerShell ISE and it will help you construct the script with side bar and auto populations.

It is probably possible to create the Replication in the GUI and edit it afterwards, however, you would want to test this first on some test kit.

You would use Get-VMReplication to identify the replication you want to edit.

I'm afraid I don't have the hardware to test this out at present.

Remember, you can always put the -whatif command at the end of a PowerShell line to test the syntax without running the script.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:admincbf
ID: 39644146
Many thanks for your reply.  I found the -WhatIf command very useful and came up with the following:

Set-VMReplication -VMName SQL1 -ReplicaServerName REP1 -ReplicaServerPort 80 -AuthenticationType Kerberos -CompressionEnabled $TRUE -EnableWriteOrderPreservationAcrossDisks $TRUE

Open in new window


Followed by:

Start-VMInitialReplication -VMName SQL1

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Rob Stone
ID: 39647251
Great stuff.

As I said, if you have the time spend some time learning the basics. A few sites which I found good when learning PS were:
http://www.powershellpro.com/powershell-tutorial-introduction/

And for some excellent scripts which you can modify to suit your own needs:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore their server from Bare Metal Backup image created with Windows Server Backup feature. As an example Windows 2012R2 is used.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question