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Test-VMReplicationConnection

Last Updated: 3/8/2017

SYNOPSIS

Tests the connection between a primary server and a Replica server.

SYNTAX

Test-VMReplicationConnection [-ReplicaServerName] <String> [-ReplicaServerPort] <Int32>
 [-AuthenticationType] <ReplicationAuthenticationType> [[-CertificateThumbprint] <String>]
 [-BypassProxyServer <Boolean>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ComputerName <String[]>]
 [-Credential <PSCredential[]>] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Test-VMReplicationConnection cmdlet tests the connection between a primary server and a Replica server to determine whether replication can be enabled for virtual machines on the primary server to the specified Replica server.

EXAMPLES

Example 1

PS C:\> Test-VMReplicationConnection server01.domain01.contoso.com 80 Kerberos

This example tests the connection between the local host and a Replica server named server01.domain01.contoso.com, using port 80 and Kerberos authentication.

PARAMETERS

-AuthenticationType

Specifies the authentication type to use to test the connection, either "Kerberos" or "Certificate". The specified Replica server must support the chosen authentication type. Run the Get-VMReplicationServer cmdlet to verify the authentication configured for the specified Replica server, or contact the administrator of the specified Replica server.

Type: ReplicationAuthenticationType
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: AuthType
Accepted values: Kerberos, Certificate

Required: True
Position: 2
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-BypassProxyServer

Specifies whether to bypass a proxy server when testing the connectivity.

Type: Boolean
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-CertificateThumbprint

Specifies the certificate to use for mutual authentication of the replication data. This parameter is required only when "Certificate" is the specified as the type of authentication. Specify the thumbprint of a valid computer certificate from the Personal store.

The certificate must have all of the following properties to be valid:

It must not be expired.

It must include both client and server authentication extensions for extended key usage (EKU), and an associated private key.

It must terminate at a valid root certificate.

The requirement for the subject common name (CN) differs depending on whether the virtual machine belongs to a cluster. For virtual machines that do not belong to a cluster, the subject common name (CN) must be equal to, or subject alternative name (DNS Name) should contain, the FQDN of the host. For virtual machines that belong to a cluster, the subject common name (CN) must be equal to, or subject alternative name (DNS Name) must contain, the FQDN of the Hyper-V Replica Broker.

To display a list certificates in the computer's My store and the thumbprint of each certificate, type the following:

PS C:\\\> cd cert:\LocalMachine\My

PS C:\\\> dir | format-list

For more information about certificate stores, see http://technet.microsoft.com//library/cc757138.aspx.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: Thumbprint

Required: False
Position: 3
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type: CimSession[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ComputerName

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts that have the virtual machines for which you want to test the connection for replication. NetBIOS names, IP addresses, and fully qualified domain names (FQDN) are allowed. The default is the local computer. Use localhost or a dot (.) to specify the local computer explicitly.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Credential

Specifies one or more user accounts that have permission to perform this action. The default is the current user.

Type: PSCredential[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ReplicaServerName

Specifies the name of the Replica server to test for connectivity with the virtual machine to be replicated.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: ReplicaServer

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ReplicaServerPort

Specifies the port on the Replica server to use to test connectivity. Make sure you specify a port that is configured on the Replica server to support the same authentication type you specify using the AuthenticationType parameter in this cmdlet. Run the Get-VMReplicationServer cmdlet on the Replica server to check the configuration of the port, or contact the administrator of the specified Replica server.

Type: Int32
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: ReplicaPort

Required: True
Position: 1
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

INPUTS

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OUTPUTS

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NOTES

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