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DPM 2016 "RCT" what guests are supported

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  • I just spun up a new cluster with 2016 nodes and a dpm 2016 box for backups. I have a VM that is 2016 that has RCT working however an older VM "2008 R2" I can not get this enabled. The configuration has been upgraded to 8.0, is there any other reason this wouldn't work? What about 2012+?

    *EDIT*

    Did the same thing with a 2012 R2 Guest and it is working. So my question stand about the 2008 guest.


    • Bearbeitet JustusIV Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 15:39
    Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 15:31

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  • Ok i have just moved another 2008R2 box over and this one i have RCT working. Not sure what is the deal with this other server that it doesn't seem to wont to turn on RCT.

    But to answer my orginal questions is a 2008R2 guest can use RCT.

    • Als Antwort vorgeschlagen Leon Laude Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 20:02
    • Als Antwort markiert JustusIV Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 20:04
    Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 18:04

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  • Hi!

    Hyper-V VMs deployed on Windows Server 2016 and protected using DPM 2016 have RCT by default. VMs deployed on Windows Server 2012 R2 or earlier do not support RCT. 

    Hope this answers your question :)

    Best regards,
    Leon


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    Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 17:10
  • @Leon

    This is not an accurate answer. I just moved a 2012R2 VM from a 2012R2. I updated the hyperv configuration level to 8.0 and RCT works fine. 

    However this was not the case with a 2008R2 box moved the same way.

    *EDIT*

    To be clear, 

    My Hosts are 2016, My DPM is 2016.

    RCT works on 2016, and 2012 but not on 2008 Guests

    What i am trying to find out is if this is supported for the 2008 boxes.


    • Bearbeitet JustusIV Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 17:13
    Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 17:11
  • Yes the Windows Server 2012 R2 ones can be used for RCT once the configuration level has been updated to 8.0, forgot about the update, I believe 8.0 is the minimum required configuration level.

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    Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 17:15
  • @Leon

    My question is a Guest 2008R2 with a configuration of 8.0, Can this use RCT?


    • Bearbeitet JustusIV Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 17:16
    Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 17:16
  • I haven't personally tried with Server 2008 R2, if you already upgraded the configuration version and it's not working, you could try the following:


    1) Stop the protection of the 2008 R2 VM but retain the replica (the VM will be placed in an inactive protection group)

    2) Re-protect the VM but during the protection perform a refresh which will ensure DPM detects the new VM version number

    See if the RCT starts working, if not I suppose it's not supported.


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    Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 17:28
  • I have tried that. No luck. Would love if someone could confirm if it works or doesn't.

    Thank you.


    • Bearbeitet JustusIV Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 17:35
    Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 17:29
  • Ok i have just moved another 2008R2 box over and this one i have RCT working. Not sure what is the deal with this other server that it doesn't seem to wont to turn on RCT.

    But to answer my orginal questions is a 2008R2 guest can use RCT.

    • Als Antwort vorgeschlagen Leon Laude Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 20:02
    • Als Antwort markiert JustusIV Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 20:04
    Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018 18:04