Introduction

This article describes the issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 61 in the following versions of Microsoft Azure Site Recovery:

Learn about the details of the issues that are fixed and the prerequisites that should be verified before you install this update.

Prerequisites

To install Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Provider Update Rollup 61, you must have one of the following installed:

  • Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Provider (version 5.1.6800 or a later version)

  • Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Unified Setup (VMware to Azure) (version 9.44.xxxx.x or a later version)

  • Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent (version 2.0.9202.0 or a later version)

Note: You can check the installed provider version in the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

Improvements made and issues fixed in this update

After you install this update, the following issues are fixed, and the following improvements are included.

Mobility Service

Improvements

  • Added support for additional kernel list for Debian 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 Linux distros.

  • Added support for thin provisioned LVM volumes.

Issues fixed

  • Fixed an issue where mobility service installation on machines with Oracle Linux operating system was failing if no RedHat kernels were present on the system.

  • Added a blocker for Linux machines with secure boot switched "ON", as Secure boot is unsupported by Site Recovery.

  • Added a fix where a system crash occurring when handling a disk's resize.

  • [VMware preview architecture] Fixed an issue where data upload was causing unnecessary resynchronization operations. 

  • [VMware preview architecture] Fixed an issue where the initial replication during re-protect from Azure to on-premises was becoming unresponsive. 

  • [VMware preview architecture] Fixed an issue where registration of the mobility service agent on a machine, where replication has been disabled previously, was failing.  

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery (service)

Improvements

  • Public Preview for on-Demand Capacity Reservation integration with Site Recovery is now live.

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery (Portal)

Improvements

  • Public Preview for on-Demand Capacity Reservation integration with Site Recovery is now live. Learn more.

Updating your Azure Site Recovery On-Premises components

Between two on-premises VMM sites

  1. Download the latest Update Rollup for Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Provider.

  2. Install the Update Rollup first on the on-premises VMM server that's managing the recovery site.

  3. After the recovery site is updated, install the Update Rollup on the VMM server that's managing the primary site.

Note If the VMM is a Highly Available VMM (Clustered VMM), make sure that you install the upgrade on all nodes of the cluster where the VMM service is installed.

Between an on-premises VMM site and Azure

  1. Download the Update Rollup for Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Provider.

  2. Install the Update Rollup on the on-premises VMM server.

  3. Install the latest Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent on all Hyper-V hosts.

Note If your VMM is a Highly Available VMM (Clustered VMM), make sure that you install the upgrade on all nodes of the cluster where the VMM service is installed.

Between an on-premises Hyper-V site and Azure

  1. Download the Update Rollup for Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Provider.

  2. Install the provider on each node of the Hyper-V servers that you have registered in Azure Site Recovery.

Note If your Hyper-V is a Host Clustered Hyper-V server, make sure that you install the upgrade on all nodes of the cluster.

Between an on-premises VMware or physical site to Azure

  1. Update your on-premises management server by downloading Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Unified Setup. This is the server that has the Configuration server and Process server roles.

  2. If you have scale-out process servers, update them next by running Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Unified Setup.

  3. Go to the Azure portal, and then go to the Protected Items > Replicated Items page. Select a VM on this page. Select the Update Agent button that appears at the bottom of the page for each VM. This updates the Mobility Service Agent on all protected VMs.

Note: If you are updating or protecting SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4, RHEL5, CentOS 5, DEBIAN7 and DEBIAN8 machines, then make sure to follow the below steps -

  1. Download the appropriate installer for your machines –

  2. Copy the installer to INSTALL_DIR\home\svsystems\pushinstallsvc\repository folders on Configuration Server and Scale Out Process Servers, before upgrading or protecting your Virtual Machines. For example, below will be the folder name when Configuration Server/Process Servers install path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Azure Site Recovery

    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Azure Site Recovery\home\svsystems\pushinstallsvc\repository

  3. After copying the installer, go to services.msc and restart the InMage PushInstall service.

Note: A restart is recommended after every upgrade of the Mobility agent to make sure that all latest changes are loaded on the source computer. This is not necessarily mandatory. However, a restart is mandatory if the difference between agent versions from the last restart and the target version is greater than four (4) in the last decimal place. See the following table for a detailed explanation.

Agent version during last restart

Upgrading to

Is a restart mandatory?

9.25

9.27

Not mandatory

9.25

9.28

Not mandatory

9.25

9.29

Not mandatory

9.25

9.30

Mandatory

First upgrade to version 9.29, and then restart before you upgrade to version 9.30 (because the difference between the last restart version and the target version is greater than 4)

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