San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Good, Bad, and Ugly of AlwaysOn Availability Groups--Presented by Microsoft Cluster MVP Allan Hirt
Ever since it was introduced in SQL Server 2012, availability groups (AGs) have been a source of interest, curiosity, and confusion. We've hit a point where many are seriously evaluating and looking to deploy AGs, but they are deceptively easy to deploy. While AGs share some common traits with both database mirroring and clustered instances of SQL Server (FCIs), the feature is its own entity. This full day pre-conference session will focus on getting you up to speed with AGs in SQL Server 2012 and 2014. Some of the major topics include:
* The real difference between FCIs and AGs - one of the sources of confusion since they both use an underlying Windows Server failover cluster (WSFC)
* Planning a WSFC for an AG deployment, including things like networking and hybrid scenarios that involve the cloud
* WSFC quorum for AGs
* Failure scenarios and how to recover from them
* Tips, tricks, and best practices for deploying AGs and their administration
To reinforce the concepts, there will also be a lab component to the day. You will need to bring your own device. Details will be sent after you register.
When & Where
Philly SQL Server User Group
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