This is a recording of the Microsoft Canada TechDays TV episode I back in 20-Mar-2012. The video walks you thru converting your database mirroring and log shipping configurations to SQL Server 2012 Always On Availability groups, providing database availability and maximizing your investments by allowing read-only access to database replicas.
You can download the resources – slide deck, Windows-based client application together with the Visual Studio 2010 project files, batch files to simulate workload and T-SQL scripts – here (you need to change the file extension from PDF to ZIP and extract the contents).
Feeling helpless and confused when dealing with SQL Server Always On Availability Groups?
You’re not alone. I’ve heard the same thing from thousands of SQL Server administrators throughout my entire career. These are just a few of them.
“How do I properly size the server, storage, network and all the AD settings which we do not have any control over?”
“I don’t quite understand how the Windows portion of the cluster operates and interacts with what SQL controls.”
“I’m unfamiliar with multi-site clustering.”
“Our servers are setup and configured by our parent company, so we don’t really get much experience with setting up Failover Clusters.“
If you feel the same way, then, this course is for you. It’s a simple and easy-to-understand way for you to learn and master SQL Server Always On Availability Groups and the underlying Windows Server Failover Cluster infrastructure that keep your databases highly available. Be confident in designing, building and managing SQL Server Always On Availability Groups.
But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what my students have to say about the course.
“The techniques presented were very valuable, and used them the following week when I was paged on an issue.”
“Thanks again for giving me confidence and teaching all this stuff about failover clusters.”
“I’m so gladdddddd that I took this course!!”
“Now I got better knowledge to setup the Windows FC ENVIRONMENT (DC) for SQL Server FCI and AlwaysON.”