Microsoft updates its Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica

Microsoft has announced that it has updated it Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica. The Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica was first released in May 2013 providing capacity planning for Hyper-V replica on Windows Server 2012. Now the tool has been updated to support Winodws Server 2012 R2. The Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica allows administrators to plan their Hyper-V Replica deployments based on the workload, storage, network, and server characteristics.


The tool provides the following new features:

  • Added support for Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Extended Replication support
  • Support for virtual disks placed on NTFS, CSVFS, and SMB shares
  • Monitoring of multiple standalone hosts simultaneously
  • Improved performance and scale – up to 100 VMs in parallel
  • Replica site input is optional – for those still in the planning stage of a DR strategy
  • Report improvements
  • Improved guidance in documentation
  • Improved workflow and user experience