HyperV replication fails

I have a servers with replication turned on. Had to install windows- and HW-updates. Live migration functioned exceptionally well and updates were a breeze.

But, turning on the replication was not easy. I got an error: “Replication failed”. Went to event log and saw this:

“The description for Event ID 32000 from source Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.”

After furious googling, found out that the directory containing the replicas (at replica server) could be missing. Indeed that was the cause!

 

But one have to wonder, why not display any useful error messages(s)? Apple-genaration might not expect anything to fail but with MS, it is more common to have problems than have a success (sarcasm).

 

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