We previously have used Symbolic Links and NetApp SnapMirror to add Virtual Machines to our Windows 2008 Hyper-V cluster at our DR location. A very strait forward process as long as Hyper-V snapshots are not used.
We are currently working with a new Windows 2008 R2 cluster and using Cluster Shared Volumes. However, we receive the following error when trying to use symbolic links for Virtual Machines hosted on replicated CSVs.
Cannot load a virtual machine configuration: General access denied error (0x80070005)
There may be a better way to import virtual machines to our DR cluster.