Learn about Hyper-V Replica, scenarios for its use, and prerequisites to use it. Learn about Azure Site Recovery (Site Recovery) and the benefits of using it, focusing on implementing Site Recovery in on-premises scenarios.


Contoso, Ltd. is a financial services company in Seattle with major offices located throughout the world. Most of its compute environment runs on-premises on Windows Server. This includes virtualized workloads on Windows Server 2016 hosts.

Contoso IT staff are migrating Contoso on-premises servers to Windows Server 2022. As part of the migration, you need to determine an appropriate Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) solution, so that operations could continue and data could be recovered should a natural disaster occur, such as an earthquake, flooding, or fire.

As a Windows Server administrator, you need to determine what options are available to ensure that services can continue running and data remains available if extreme events occur. After completing this module, you’ll understand how to accomplish this task.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe Hyper-V Replica, pre-requisites for its use, and its high-level architecture and components.
  • Describe Hyper-V Replica usage scenarios, available replication settings, and security considerations.
  • Configure Hyper-V Replica settings, health monitoring, and failover options.
  • Implement Hyper-V Replica.
  • Describe extended replication.
  • Describe Site Recovery.
  • Implement Site Recovery.


To get the best learning experience from this module, you should have knowledge and experience of:

  • Windows Server.
  • Hyper-V.