Published: Troubleshooting Guide for Availability Group Listener in Windows Azure

Before the holidays, this article was quietly published: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/dn495646.aspx This is a troubleshooting guide for all those going through the joys and pains of configuring the availability group listener in the cloud. There are already guidance on how to configure the listener in Windows Azure or hybrid IT, but no known content that helps you…

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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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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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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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