Creation and Configuration of Availability Groups (SQL Server)


The topics in this section explain how to deploy a Always On 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.

To configure a server instance for Always On Availability Groups

To get started with configuring AlwaysOn Availability Groups

To create and configure a new availability group

To troubleshoot

Overview of AlwaysOn Availability Groups (SQL Server)
Administration of an Availability Group (SQL Server)
AlwaysOn Policies for Operational Issues with AlwaysOn Availability Groups (SQL Server)
Monitoring of Availability Groups (SQL Server)
AlwaysOn Availability Groups: Interoperability (SQL Server)