Always On is the name given to a suite of technologies that provide high availability and disaster recovery capabilities for SQL Server systems. There are a number of different technologies included under the Always On moniker, including Failover Cluster Instances (FCI), and Availability Groups (AG).
We have included a number of links that can help you learn more about the Always On suite of technologies, broken out by SQL Server version where applicable.
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- Stairway to Always On - A good place to start your learning and get some basic knowledge.
Always On Availability Groups for SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016 - A list of articles on different setups.
SQL Server 2016
- Books Online - Always On Failover Cluster Instances
- Books Online - Always On Availability Groups
- Books Online - SQL Server 2016 Support for DTC and Always On Availability Groups
- Books Online - Configure load-balancing across read-only replicas
- Always On Availability Groups Enhancements in SQL Server 2016 - Video from Microsoft
SQL Server 2014
- Changes to SQL Server 2014 Always On Availability Groups
- Creating a SQL Server 2014 Always On FCI in Windows Azure
SQL Server 2012
- SQL Server 2012 Always On
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