Using Hyper-V Replica with Clusters

A cluster of Hyper-V hosts is a logical unit of virtualization. A virtual machine hosted on a cluster can be on any node in the cluster. Management systems or humans can move that virtual machine around the hosts in the cluster at any moment with no service downtime. This means that if we want to replicate virtual machines to a cluster, we will need something to simplify setup and to deal with that movement.

Understanding the Hyper-V Replica Broker

We can create a highly available role on a cluster called a Hyper-V Replica Broker to deal with the multi-host nature of the cluster. This role has a Client Access Point (CAP) with an associated Active Directory computer account, DNS name, and an IP address. We use ...

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