Support matrix for disaster recovery of Hyper-V VMs to a secondary site

This article summarizes what's supported when you use the Azure Site Recovery service to replicate Hyper-V VMs managed in System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) clouds to a secondary site. If you want to replicate Hyper-V VMs to Azure, review this support matrix.


You can only replicate to a secondary site when your Hyper-V hosts are managed in VMM clouds.

Host servers

Operating system Details
Windows Server 2012 R2 Servers must be running the latest updates.
Windows Server 2016 VMM 2016 clouds with a mixture of Windows Server 2016 and 2012 R2 hosts aren't currently supported.

Deployments that upgraded from System Center 2012 R2 VMM 2012 R2 to System Center 2016 aren't currently supported.

Replicated VM support

The following table summarizes operating system support for machines replicated with Site Recovery. Any workload can be running on the supported operating system.

Windows version Hyper-V (with VMM)
Windows Server 2016 Any guest operating system supported by Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2 Any guest operating system supported by Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2

Linux machine storage

Only Linux machines with the following storage can be replicated:

  • File system (EXT3, ETX4, ReiserFS, XFS).
  • Multipath software-device Mapper.
  • Volume manager (LVM2).
  • Physical servers with HP CCISS controller storage are not supported.
  • The ReiserFS file system is supported only on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3.

Network configuration - Host/Guest VM

Configuration Supported
Host - NIC teaming Yes
Host - VLAN Yes
Host - IPv4 Yes
Host - IPv6 No
Guest VM - NIC teaming No
Guest VM - IPv4 Yes
Guest VM - IPv6 No
Guest VM - Windows/Linux - Static IP address Yes
Guest VM - Multi-NIC Yes


Host storage

Storage (host) Supported
SMB 3.0 Yes
Multi-path (MPIO) Yes

Guest or physical server storage

Configuration Supported
VHD/VHDX Yes (up to 16 disks)
Gen 2 VM Yes
Shared cluster disk No
Encrypted disk No
SMB 3.0 No
Disk > 1 TB Yes
Volume with striped disk > 1 TB

Storage Spaces Yes
Hot add/remove disk No
Exclude disk Yes
Multi-path (MPIO) Yes


Action Supported
Move vaults across resource groups (within or across subscriptions) No
Move storage, network, Azure VMs across resource groups (within or across subscriptions) No

Azure Site Recovery Provider

The Provider coordinates communications between VMM servers.

Latest Updates
5.1.19 (available from portal Latest features and fixes

Next steps

Replicate Hyper-V VMs in VMM clouds to a secondary site