Physical agent-based migration: replication appliance machine

Admin - Patricio Keilty 40 Reputation points
2024-06-26T23:34:14.34+00:00

Hi,

I need to migrate a physical server to Azure VM using the agent-based replication appliance software (Configuration/Process servers). Though the replication appliance is bundled within Migration OVA templates for VMWare vSphere VMs replication scenarios (both for agent/agentless modes), in the case of physical server scenario it is expressively stated not to use those machines to install the replication appliance software (see Q&A: Where should I install replication appliance... and Migrate physical servers tutorial ).

Therefore I need to prepare a machine to host the replication appliance:

  • Hardware: 8 cores/ 16 GB RAM/ 600 GB disk
  • Software: Windows Server 2016 / .NET Framework 4.6 / MySQL / etc

Are you aware of any OVA VM's template I can use to setup such a machine in order to get a more streamlined setup for the rep app ?

Any advice/comments/help on this regard is greatly appreciated !!

Thanks in advance,

--Patricio

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  1. SadiqhAhmed-MSFT 41,716 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2024-06-28T19:52:31.98+00:00

    @Admin - Patricio Keilty Thank you for contacting us through Microsoft Q&A platform. Happy to answer any questions you may have!

    Unfortunately, I am not aware of any OVA VM templates that are specifically designed for setting up a machine to host the replication appliance for migrating a physical server to Azure VM. However, you can create a new virtual machine in Azure and install the necessary software manually.

    Here are the general steps you can follow:

    Create a new virtual machine in Azure with the desired hardware specifications (8 cores, 16 GB RAM, 600 GB disk).

    Install Windows Server 2016 on the virtual machine.

    Install the .NET Framework 4.6 and MySQL on the virtual machine.

    Download and install the Azure Site Recovery Unified Setup tool on the virtual machine. This tool includes the Configuration/Process servers that you need to set up the replication appliance.

    Follow the instructions in the Azure Site Recovery documentation to set up the replication appliance on the virtual machine.

    By following these steps, you can set up a machine to host the replication appliance for migrating a physical server to Azure VM. While there is no OVA VM template available for this specific scenario, you can use the Azure Site Recovery Unified Setup tool to streamline the setup process.

    Hope this helps. Please write back to us if you have any questions!


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