AlwaysOn in SQL Server 2014 CTP1

Failover Cluster Instances as well as Availability Groups have some great features coming up in SQL Server 2014. Take a look at Luis’ post on what you can try out with publicly available CTP1: http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2013/06/27/alwayson-in-sql-server-2014-ctp1.aspx      

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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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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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Quickly Setup SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) in Hyper-V

Author: Cephas LinContributors: Oleg Bulanyy Applies to: SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Failover Clustering has been in SQL Server iterations since SQL Server 6.5, and in SQL Server 2012 it is called AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) with numerous improvements and added features. In this blog post, when…

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Configure Windows Failover Clustering for SQL Server (Availability Group or FCI) with Limited Security

Author: Cephas LinReviewer: Jimmy May Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) is the new name for Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS), beginning in Windows Server 2008. In this blog post, I will use WSFC to refer to both. Some of the SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery (HADR) solutions depend on WSFC for their functionality. These…

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