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Operating System

Windows Server 2012







Note: The following sections provide details about the specific issue. Italics indicates UI text that appears in the Best Practices Analyzer tool for the specific issue.


For failover clusters, Hyper-V Replica requires the use of a Hyper-V Replica Broker name instead of an individual server name.

This error may show up even if Hyper-V Replica is not configured.


If the virtual machine is moved to a different failover cluster node, replication cannot continue.

If Hyper-V Replica is not used and a Replication Broker was not configured, this error has no Impact.


Use Failover Cluster Manager to configure the Hyper-V Replica Broker. In Hyper-V Manager, ensure that the replication configuration uses the Hyper-V Replica Broker name as the server name.

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