This three-day instructor-led course is designed for database administrators and Windows engineers to familiarise them with the concepts in SQL AlwaysOn and High Availability. The course utilises SQL 2016, but explains the differences from SQL 2012 and SQL 2014.
Microsoft 55246 - SQL 2016 AlwaysOn High Availability
- Length 3 days
- Version A
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Why study this course
What you’ll learn
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand AlwaysOn High Availability
Employ Server 2016 Failover Clustering
Deploy SQL Failover Clusters
Work with Availability Groups
Monitor and troubleshoot Availability Groups
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Module 1: Introduction
This module explains the course and objectives.
Module 2: AlwaysOn and High Availability Concepts and Terminology
This module will introduce the participants to the concepts and terminology used in the course.
Concepts and Terminology
Table of Availability
Causes of Downtime
Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
Recovery Level Objective (RLO)
Storage Area Networks (SAN)
Edition Changes from SQL 2012
SQL Server 2014 Changes
SQL Server 2016 Changes
Legacy Solutions prior to Always On
Failover Cluster Instances
A Typical Log Shipping Configuration
Database Mirroring Terminology
Witness (red box in image above)
Limitations of legacy solutions:
What do we mean by Always On?
Table of Always On Comparison
Module 3: Windows Server 2016 Failover Clustering
Failover clustering is covered in this module and is a critical feature of AlwaysOn High Availability.
Understanding Failover Clustering in Server 2016
Statefull High Availability Solution
Supported in both Standard and Datacenter
Servers should run similar hardware
Should run same edition
Hyper-V best with datacenter
Certified for Windows server logo
Node and Disk Majority configuration:
Node and File Share Majority
Cluster Networks Best Practices
Connection to nodes to shared storage
Private network for internal cluster
Public network for client connections
Cluster Aware Updating
Virtual Machine Failover Clustering
Set up iSCSI Server
Install the iSCSI VMS
Add Servers to Server Manager for Ease of Management
Add the Windows Cluster Feature to SQL1, SQL2 And SQL3
Create the iSCSI Initators to add the shared storage
Create the Windows Cluster
Add a Clustered Service
Test The Failover Of The Windows Service
Examine the Quorum Settings
Module 4: SQL 2016 Failover Cluster Instances
In this module we move from the generic failover clustering to the specifics involving SQL.
Failover Cluster Instance
As A FCI Appears To A Client
Create A Configuration File By Running The Advanced Cluster Preparation Wizard
Complete The SQL Cluster Installation On SQL1
Install The Cluster On SQL2 And SQL3
Test the SQL Cluster
Module 5: SQL 2016 AlwaysOn and Availability Groups
Within the failover clusters of SQL are the concept of Availability groups and their enhancements with the release of SQL 2016 which is the focus of this module.
Availability Groups and Replicas
Availability Group Listener
Synchronous Commit Mode
Asynchronous Commit Mode
Automatic Failover Without Data Loss
Automatic Failover Requirements:
Manual Failover Requirements
Create a SQL Instance For The Availability Group
Enable the SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group Feature
Set Up For Availability Groups
The Availability Group Wizard
SSMS and Availability Groups
Module 6: The Dashboard
Managing AlwaysOn High Availability groups wit SQL 2016 is accomplished with the Dashboard. This module will demonstrate the skills necessary for the accomplishment of the management tasks.
How to view logs
Using replication with Logins
Using partially contained databases
Replicating Logins and Jobs
Contained or Partially Contained Databases
Module 7: Active Secondary Availability Group Actions
Within Availability groups you may have Active secondary SQL which is covered and demonstrated in this module.
Reporting with Secondary Replicas
Configuring a Readable secondary
Configure a Read-Only Secondary
Database Backups with Secondary
Steps of Backup Using secondary
Backup Preference Options
Database Backup Using Secondary Replica
Configure a Read-Only secondary
Module 8: Maintenance
In this module you explore maintenance procedures for AlwaysOn High Availability Groups.
Database Adding and Removing
Add a Database
Remove a Database
Add a Replica
Remove a Replica
Module 9: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Availability Groups
In this the final module you will learn how to monitor the clusters and Availability groups and various common troubleshooting procedures.
The Dashboard in Depth
Policy Based Managemnt for Availability Groups
Create an Extended Event Session
Policy based management for Availability Groups
Observe a Policy In Action
Create Three Conditions To Be Used In The RTO And RPO Policies
Create Two Policies RTO and RPO
Test The Policies
Change Endpoint Owner
Before attending this course, students must have:
Experience as SQL DBA
Experience as Windows IT Pro
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