Are there any restrictions on the length of time a server software instance can be running at the secondary site when using the Disaster Recovery Software Assurance benefit?

Yes, test recoveries are limited to brief periods of disaster recovery testing within one week every 90 days.

Azure Site Recovery

Related questions and answers

  • Windows Server should be licensed via your Services Provider Licence Agreement (SPLA).

  • Windows Server can be licensed via your SPLA agreement or via the end customer’s licence if they qualify for the Disaster Recovery Software Assurance benefit.

  • Azure does not support persistent MAC addresses, and so software with MAC based license models can't be used for both on-premises to Azure migration or disaster recovery.

  • The Azure Hybrid Benefit helps you to get the most value from licences on-premises and in the cloud. It lets you use your Windows Server licences with Software Assurance for virtual machines at the base compute rate, resulting in up to 40 per cent savings or more across all Azure regions. Use your Hybrid Benefit while migrating your Windows servers to Azure. Learn more.

  • Azure Hybrid Benefit is applicable to all customers with active Software Assurance and can be activated in Azure regardless of how Azure is being procured (Enterprise Agreement, Cloud Solution Provider and others).

  • Please refer to the licensing terms of your third-party application.