Cross-cluster Migration of AlwaysOn Availability Groups for Operating System Upgrades
SQL Server Technical Article
Summary: SQL Server 2012 SP1 introduces support for cross-cluster migration of AlwaysOn Availability Groups deployments to another Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) cluster. This document introduces the migration process and new Transact-SQL options that support migration. The document then presents planning considerations, preparation steps, and a procedure for cross-cluster migration. Finally, this document discusses possible follow-up tasks.
Writer: Min He (Microsoft) and Margi Showman (Microsoft)
Technical Reviewer: Robert Dorr, Wayne Chen, Jimmy May, Zhenyu Zhao, and Sonia Parchani
Content Program Manager: Glenn Minch (Microsoft)
Published: December 2012
Applies to: AlwaysOn Availability Groups on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)