Creation and Configuration of Availability Groups (SQL Server)

The topics in this section explain how to deploy a AlwaysOn Availability Groups implementation on instances of SQL Server 2012 that reside on different Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) nodes within a single WSFC failover cluster.

Before you create your first availability group, we strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the information in the following topics:

Prerequisites, Restrictions, and Recommendations for AlwaysOn Availability Groups (SQL Server)

This topic describes the prerequisites, restrictions, and recommendations for computers; WSFC nodes; instances of SQL Server; availability groups, replicas, and databases. This topic also contains information about security considerations.

Getting Started with AlwaysOn Availability Groups (SQL Server)

Contains information about the steps for configuring a server instance, creating an availability group, configuring the availability group for client connections, managing availability groups, and monitoring availability groups.

In this Topic:

To configure a server instance for AlwaysOn Availability Groups

To get started with configuring AlwaysOn Availability Groups

To create and configure a new availability group

To troubleshoot