Failback to new VMM Server/Cloud

Category: microsoft azure site recovery


sbelongie on Wed, 08 May 2019 14:30:15


I am trying to figure out how to failback a server to a new VMM Server as ours was lost during our disaster. I don't see an option to select the new vmm server for planed failover.  Am I missing something?


Matej Klemencic on Wed, 08 May 2019 18:37:22

If you already deployed a new VMM server you can add your hosts to VMM with the option Reassociate this host with this VMM environment

If you are looking for a Highly available VMM deployment, check this link

sbelongie on Thu, 09 May 2019 12:05:05

That is already done.  I am looking at moving the VM that I had to migrate to Azure back to on prem. I don't see an option to migrate it back to the new VMM environment 

Matej Klemencic on Thu, 09 May 2019 12:42:43

Sorry, I've misunderstood your question. Did you already checked this link?

Is your new VMM server connected to Azure? 

sbelongie on Thu, 09 May 2019 13:27:09

Yes I have checked that.  For some reason I don't have an option to select an alternate location when running a planned fail over. The To field is grayed out so I can't pick another location. I am not sure if I am looking in the wrong area in azure or something.

Matej Klemencic on Fri, 10 May 2019 05:41:43

Is your new VMM server using the same name as old? What is the connection status of your VMM server in azure?

sbelongie on Fri, 10 May 2019 15:00:24

No I changed the name of the server.  The connection status is up and running.  I am replicating new servers up to azure with no issues. I am just looking at failing back this one server.

Matej Klemencic on Mon, 13 May 2019 05:46:36

I think currently there is only an option to failback to the original VMM server, not alternate like in your situation. Maybe someone else can confirm this. 

Anyway I will do some testing in the next couple of days to see what options are there to failback to VMM. 

Matej Klemencic on Sat, 18 May 2019 21:52:22


Sorry for waiting, but I finally done some testing. 

The short answer is, that you cannot failback to alternate VMM server (this only works if using Hyper-V Site ASR). You need to have a backup of your VMM Server SQL Database and certificate which is created when you register VMM with ASR, this way you can restore your primary VMM server (using same VMM server name). Once you restore your VMM server and install the certificate you can failback VM's from Azure to On-premise. 

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