Creation and Configuration of Availability Groups (SQL Server)
Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview
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