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Update: Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica

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Microsoft has updated the capacity planner for Hyper-V Replica tool first relased in May 2013.  The updated version offers the following:

  1. Support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 in a single tool
  2. Support for Extended Replication
  3. Support for virtual disks placed on NTFS, CSVFS, and SMB shares
  4. Monitoring of multiple standalone hosts simultaneously
  5. Improved performance and scale – up to 100 VMs in parallel
  6. Replica site input is optional – for those still in the planning stage of a DR strategy
  7. Report improvements – e.g.: reporting the peak utilization of resources also
  8. Improved guidance in documentation
  9. Improved workflow and user experience

In addition, the documentation has a section on how the tool can be used for capacity planning of Hyper-V Recovery Manager based on the ‘cloud’ construct of System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

The tool and documentation have been updated for Windows Server 2012 R2 and can be download from here:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39057