Create a Database Mirroring Endpoint for Always On Availability Groups (SQL Server PowerShell)


Published: May 17, 2016

Updated: May 17, 2016

Applies To: SQL Server 2016

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (starting with 2016)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

This topic describes how to create a database mirroring endpoint for use by Always On Availability Groups in SQL Server 2016 by using PowerShell.

In This Topic

  • Before you begin:  Security

  • To create a database mirroring endpoint, using:  PowerShell


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Requires CREATE ENDPOINT permission, or membership in the sysadmin fixed server role. For more information, see GRANT Endpoint Permissions (Transact-SQL).

To create a database mirroring endpoint

  1. Change directory (cd) to the server instance for which you want to create the database mirroring endpoint.

  2. Use the New-SqlHadrEndpoint cmdlet to create the endpoint and then use the Set-SqlHadrEndpoint to start the endpoint.

Example (PowerShell)

The following PowerShell commands create a database mirroring endpoint on an instance of SQL Server (Machine\Instance). The endpoint uses port 5022.

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This example works only on a server instance that currently lack a database mirroring endpoint.

# Create the endpoint.  
$endpoint = New-SqlHadrEndpoint MyMirroringEndpoint -Port 5022 -Path SQLSERVER:\SQL\Machine\Instance  
# Start the endpoint  
Set-SqlHadrEndpoint -InputObject $endpoint -State "Started"  

To Configure a Database Mirroring Endpoint

To View Information About the Database Mirroring Endpoint

Create an Availability Group (Transact-SQL)
Overview of Always On Availability Groups (SQL Server)

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