A DBA new to Availability Groups. Familiar with basic clustering and database mirroring concepts.
This session will cover the pros and cons of four typical configurations of AlwaysOn Availability Groups; stand-alone instances, fail-over cluster instances, multi-subnet, and a hybrid approach that I call disaster-recovery-on-the-cheap. It will also include their exclusive features such as read-only routing and backup off-loading. In addition, you’ll learn how to use the Availability Group Listener correctly and why you should be using Windows Server 2012 R2 or above, along with some of my own personal lessons learned.
Why I Want to Present This Session:
High-availability and disaster recovery topics excite me. I have been speaking on Availability Groups for a couple of years now and find that a large number of DBAs are interested in learning what I learned by making production mistakes.