HADR Tutorials for SQL Server in Windows Azure VMs

Hi Folks, For those interested in how to do SQL Server HADR in Windows Azure VMs, we have published a set of tutorials on Azure Documentation. A conceptual article gives you the overview for the subject and the tutorials show you how to set up specific scenarios end-to-end. The docs are currently in pre-release mode….

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WSFC Cluster Configuration on Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Windows Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) are currently in preview at www.windowsazure.com. SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery solutions are supported on Windows Azure VMs. For AlwaysOn Availability Groups, there is currently no support for availability group listeners in Windows Azure. Also, you must work around a DHCP limitation in Windows Azure when creating Windows Server…

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AlwaysOn at SQLPASS 2012

SQLPASS is next week at the Washington State Convention Center (Seattle). AlwaysOn will again be a significant aspect. There’ll be many sessions discussing AlwaysOn from Microsoft and MVPs, a mission-critical booth where we’ll give guidance to customers, and a demo in the demo theater.   Wednesday 11/7  Sessions SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups Drilldown…


How To: Migrate to AlwaysOn from Prior Deployments Combining Database Mirroring and Log Shipping – Part 2

Writer: Cephas Lin (Microsoft) Contributors: Oleg Bulanyy (Microsoft), Jimmy May (Microsoft) This blog is the continuation of a blog series that shows you how to perform the following end-to-end HADR migration scenario of SQL Server inside a test environment: From a SQL Server 2008 R2 solution: Database mirroring for high availability and log shipping for…

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How To: Migrate to AlwaysOn AlwaysOn from Prior Deployments Combining Database Mirroring and Log Shipping – Part 1

Writer: Cephas Lin (Microsoft) Contributors: Oleg Bulanyy (Microsoft), Jimmy May (Microsoft) This blog series is a follow-up to my whitepaper Migration Guide: Migrating to AlwaysOn Availability Groups from Prior Deployments Combining Database Mirroring and Log Shipping. In this series, I will walk you through the following end-to-end migration scenario inside a test environment: From a…

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How To: Migrate from Failover Cluster Instances and Database Mirroring to SQL Server AlwaysOn – Part 3

Writer: Cephas Lin (Microsoft) Contributors: Oleg Bulanyy (Microsoft), Jimmy May (Microsoft) NOTE: SQL Server Failover Clustering has been renamed AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) in SQL Server 2012. For simplicity, the term FCI in this paper applies to either SQL Server Failover Clustering in SQL Server 2008 R2 or AlwaysOn FCI in SQL Server 2012….

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How To: Migrate from Failover Cluster Instances and Database Mirroring to SQL Server AlwaysOn – Part 2

Writer: Cephas Lin (Microsoft) Contributors: Oleg Bulanyy (Microsoft), Jimmy May (Microsoft) NOTE: SQL Server Failover Clustering has been renamed AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) in SQL Server 2012. For simplicity, the term FCI in this paper applies to either SQL Server Failover Clustering in SQL Server 2008 R2 or AlwaysOn FCI in SQL Server 2012….

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How To: Migrate from Failover Cluster Instances and Database Mirroring to SQL Server AlwaysOn – Part 1

Writer: Cephas Lin (Microsoft) Contributors: Oleg Bulanyy (Microsoft), Jimmy May (Microsoft) NOTE: SQL Server Failover Clustering has been renamed AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) in SQL Server 2012. For simplicity, the term FCI in this paper applies to either SQL Server Failover Clustering in SQL Server 2008 R2 or AlwaysOn FCI in SQL Server 2012….

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Migration Guide: Migrating to AlwaysOn Availability Groups from Prior Deployments Combining Database Mirroring and Log Shipping

Writer:Cephas Lin (Microsoft) Contributors: Sanjay Mishra (Microsoft) Technical Reviewers: Aditya Samant (Microsoft), Juergen Thomas (Microsoft), Prem Mehra (Microsoft), Charles Mathews (Microsoft), Jimmy May (Microsoft), David P. Smith (ServiceU) Content Program Manager: Glenn Minch (Microsoft)   Summary: This migration guide provides guidance for customers who have deployed database mirroring for local high availability and log shipping…

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AlwaysOn Architecture Guides

Newly published: two new architecture guides: AlwaysOn Architecture Guide: Building a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solution by Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj191711 AlwaysOn Architecture Guide: Building a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solution by Using Failover Cluster Instances and Availability Groups:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj215886 These two new guides, along with the one published earlier on Multi-site FCIs…

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