In-line enablement of ASR at the time of VM creation, a new feature just released by Microsoft. This capability helps you avoid the hassle of separately configuring DR across regions (or zones) after the creation of VMs. ASR is a key pillar of Microsoft’s resiliency offering, which allows you to protect your Azure VMs against regional outages.
Here are some key takeaways from the announcement:
Currently, there is no support for zone-to-zone disaster recovery through the Create VM workflow.
Support for pending Linux distros and zone-to-zone disaster recovery is coming soon.
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