Microsoft yesterday announced the public preview of the Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner, a new tool that will help large enterprises to do proper deployment planning before they start deploying Azure Site Recovery (ASR) as their trusted Disaster Recovery solution to protect hundreds of virtual machines to Azure. It will help them understand their on-premises networking requirements, Azure compute and storage requirements for successful ASR replication, and test failover or failover of their applications. For now, it is available only for the VMware to Azure scenario.
- The Deployment Planner can be run without having to install any ASR components in your on-premises environment.
- The tool does not impact the performance of the production servers, as no direct connection is made to them. All performance data is collected from the VMware vCenter Server/VMware vSphere ESXi Server which hosts the production virtual machines.
Learn more about this new tool here.