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Building Your First Always On Availability Group

SQLSaturday Nashville

Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CST)

Building Your First Always On Availability Group

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular half-day:   more info Jan 10, 2018 $59.00 $5.34
Two Days (1 half-day and 1 full-day | 1.5 days of training)
Pick one half-day session and 1 full-day session and get a discounted price. Pick the Friday full-day session when you check out. Friday's session includes lunch, vegetarian option available on check-out.
Jan 10, 2018 $165.00 $11.25

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Building Your First Always On Availability Group

Have you wanted to build an availability group but didn’t know where to start? In this half day session, you will learn how to build your first availability group while also learning how availability groups work with other components like active directory, storage, and DNS. You will walk away with a checklist to help your future deployments while also learning how to implement, monitor, troubleshoot and use availability groups.

In this session we will cover:

  • Understanding the difference between Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instances
  • Configure Windows Failover Cluster Service (WFCS)
  • Understanding Quorum in WFCS
  • Pre-staging Active Directory Objects
  • Learn how DNS is used by Availability Groups
  • Build Availability Groups
  • Implementing Planned Downtime Failovers
  • Troubleshoot Common Availability Group Problems
  • Proactive monitoring Availability Groups
  • Backups for your Availability Groups Databases
  • Managing Connectivity
  • Handling SQL Agent Jobs
  • Making SQL Server Reporting Services Highly Available Utilizing Availability Groups

Target Audience: Someone who is responsible for availability of databases and is interested to learn about availability groups.


John Sterrett

John Sterrett is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, MCSE: Data Platform, CEO and Principal Consultant of Procure SQL LLC. Previously, he was a Sr. Database Admin Advisor for Dell, directly responsible for several mission-critical databases behind dell.com. John has presented at many community events, including PASS Summit, MS Ignite, SQLRally, 24 Hours of PASS, SQLSaturdays, PASS Chapters, and Virtual Chapter meetings. John is a leader of the Austin SQL Server User Group and the founder of the High Availability and Disaster Recovery Virtual Chapter.

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MTSU *Business & Aerospace Building (BAS) Room S305
1301 East Main Street
Mufreesboro, TN 37132

Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CST)


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