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Hello,

I am currently replicating several VMs from one site to another using HyperV Replication.  I have to manually check the status of the replication of each VM.  There is no visible warning when a VM is behind schedule.  Is there a way to be automatically alerted when there is a problem with HyperV replication?

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TB
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Check the Hyper-V specific Event Logs for the message that something is amiss.

Once you figure out the specific message that indicates things are falling behind right click and associate a task with it. Set up the task to fire an e-mail off to yourself or admin team responsible.

Without third party monitoring that's about one of the best ways to do it.
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I gave that a try.  I received an error stating, "The task definition uses a deprecated feature".  Didn't Microsoft remove the 'Send email' feature from the Task Scheduler?

TB
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See RobGilbie's How-To for PowerShell to fire those e-mails on the TechNet forum.

It's a bit of a ringer but once done it becomes fairly straightforward.
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I found this Powershell function that works perfectly.  It produces a Window that shows the VM names, replication status, and delta.  I can run this on a schedule, but I will need to manually check the server.  Now I'm looking to modify this to email the results.  I'll attempt this myself, but if anyone can assist, it would be appreciated.

get-content c:\serverlist.txt | foreach-object {get-vm -computername $_ } | whe
re {$_.replicationstate -notmatch "Disabled"} | get-VMreplication | select primaryserver, replicaserver, name, replicati
onmode, State, replicationhealth, @{Expression={"{0:0.0}" -f ($_.FrequencySec / 60)};Label="Target Freq (min)"}, @{Expre
ssion={"{0:N0}" -f ((get-date)-($_.lastreplicationtime)).TotalMinutes};Label="Delta (min)"} | out-gridview


Thanks,

TB
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The PowerShell in the link I posted can help.
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Still don't have an adequate solution.  The one I found was closest, but still requires manual intervention.
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