Cross region Synchronisation of Azure VM's

Nikhil Reddy Kasam 11 Reputation points
2022-08-18T17:28:58.697+00:00

How to enable Synchronisation between two Azure VM's deployed in different region which are connected to traffic manager for ooad balancing and Vnet peering is also done . If we chnage anything on either og machines we need that to be replicated on both VM's OS and managed disks. How can we acheice this Active -Actoce synchronisation cross region replication in two Azure VMs

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  1. Prrudram-MSFT 22,491 Reputation points
    2022-08-19T21:02:47.957+00:00

    Hello @Nikhil Reddy Kasam ,

    Thank you for reaching out to the Microsoft Q&A platform. Happy to answer your question.

    Synchronization of data between 2 existing VMs is not possible. We don't have a feature like that. If you are looking for disaster recovery options for your VM, you can use Azure Site Recovery (ASR) A2A replication that ensures to sync the disks of the Azure VM(s) to another region.

    Only when in need of recovering the VM on the DR region, you can initiate a failover and ASR will create the VM in the secondary region with the replicated disk. This way you can save on compute resource costs. During the replication phase only data storage and ingress n/w bandwidth will be charged.

    Useful links:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/azure-to-azure-architecture
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/azure-to-azure-common-questions
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/azure-to-azure-support-matrix
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/azure-to-azure-about-networking
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/azure-to-azure-how-to-enable-replication

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