Today, we are announcing the support for disaster recovery of virtual machines deployed in Availability Zones to another region using Azure Site Recovery (ASR). You can now replicate and failover zone pinned virtual machines to other regions within a geographic cluster using Azure Site Recovery. This new capability is generally available in all regions supporting Availability Zones. Along with Availability Sets and Availability Zones, Azure Site Recovery completes the resiliency continuum for applications running on Azure Virtual Machines.
You can now replicate and failover virtual machines deployed in Availability Zones to other regions using Azure Site Recovery. This capability is generally available in all regions supporting Availability Zones.
Azure Site Recovery now supports firewall-enabled storage accounts.
You can replicate virtual machines with unmanaged disks on firewall-enabled storage accounts to another Azure region for disaster recovery scenarios. You can also select firewall-enabled storage accounts in a target region as target storage accounts for unmanaged disks.
You can restrict access to the cache storage account by allowing only the source Azure VM's virtual network to write to it. When you're using firewall enabled storage accounts, ensure that you enable the Allow trusted Microsoft services exception.
Update Rollup 30 for Azure Site Recovery is now available. It provides new versions of these components:
Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Unified Setup/Mobility agent (9.19.5007.1)—used for replication from VMware and physical servers to Azure.
Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Provider (5.1.3650)—used for Hyper-V replication to Azure/secondary site.
Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent (2.0.9139.0)—used for replication of Hyper-V to Azure.
You can apply the rollup on deployments running:
Unified Setup version 9.15.4860.1 or later.
Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Provider for System Center VMM version 3.3.x.x.
Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Provider 5.1.3200.0 or later.
Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Provider for Hyper-V 4.6.xx.
Azure Site Recovery now supports disaster recovery for Azure Disk Encryption–enabled virtual machines. You can replicate virtual machines, enabled for encryption through the Azure Active Directory app, from one Azure region to another region.
We are announcing general availability of Azure Site Recovery (ASR) support for Azure Stack. Customers can use ASR to protect their Azure Stack tenant resources to Azure, allowing customers to benefit from the scale and geographic distribution of Azure datacenter for their Azure Stack disaster recovery plans.
Today, we are glad to announce cross-subscription disaster recovery (DR) support for Azure virtual machines using Azure Site Recovery (ASR). You can now configure DR for Azure IaaS applications to a different subscription with in the same Azure Active Directory tenant.
In order to make it easier for customers to take advantage of the new offers available to you, Azure Site Recovery has now added the ability to migrate servers running Windows Server 2008, including servers running 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 to Azure.