SQL Server: Failover Cluster

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SQL Server Windows Cluster Setup

Windows Clustering Step By Step 

Brentozar: setup windows cluster, step by step 

FCI: Failover Cluster Step-by-Step Guide: Configuring a Two-Node File Server Failover Cluster 

Brentozar: Setup windows cluster and sql ag in standard edition 

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Enable SQL Server Availability Group At Each Instance

enable/disable availability group 

alwayson ag in multisubnet 

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SQL Server Configuration Manager

SQL Server 2016 	C:\Windows\SysWOW64\SQLServerManager13.msc

SQL Server 2014 	C:\Windows\SysWOW64\SQLServerManager12.msc

SQL Server 2012 	C:\Windows\SysWOW64\SQLServerManager11.msc

SQL Server 2008 	C:\Windows\SysWOW64\SQLServerManager10.msc

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In SQL Server Configuration Manager, click SQL Server Services, 
right-click SQL Server (), 
where  is the name of a local server instance 
for which you want to enable Always On Availability Groups, and click Properties.

Select the Always On High Availability tab.

Verify that Windows failover cluster name field contains the name of the local failover cluster. 
If this field is blank, this server instance currently does not support Always On availability groups. 
Either the local computer is not a cluster node, the WSFC cluster has been shut down, 
or this edition of SQL Server 2017 that does not support Always On availability groups.

Select the Enable Always On Availability Groups check box, and click OK.

Enable-SqlAlways  On  -Path SQLSERVER:\SQL\Computer\Instance 
Disable-SqlAlways On  -Path SQLSERVER:\SQL\Computer\Instance  

SQL Server Configuration Manager saves your change. 
Then, you must manually restart the SQL Server service. 
This enables you to choose a restart time that is best for your business requirements. 
When the SQL Server service restarts, Always On will be enabled, 
and the IsHadrEnabled server property will be set to 1

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Always On availability groups feature must have been enabled on the each instance of SQL Server 
that will host an availability replica for one or more availability groups. 

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Enable Always On Availability Groups on only one server instance at a time. 
After enabling Always On Availability 
wait until the SQL Server service has restarted before you proceed to another server instance. 

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While Always On Availability Groups is enabled on an instance of SQL Server, 
the server instance has full control on the WSFC cluster. 

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# powershell
get-item . | select IsHadrEnabled

Using SQL Server Management Studio

To determine whether Always On Availability Groups is enabled

In Object Explorer, right-click the server instance, and click Properties.

In the Server Properties dialog box, click the General page. 
The Is HADR Enabled property displays one of the following values:

True, if Always On Availability Groups is enabled

False, if Always On Availability Groups is disabled.

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Show Dashboard

SSMS --> Object Explorer --> AlwaysOn High Availability -->
right-click on your Availability Group  --> click Show Dashboard
1): Start Failover Wizard
2): View Alwayson Health Events
3): View Cluster Quorum Information

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SQL Server Failover Cluster

"Server Manager" --> Local Server --> Tools --> Failover Cluster Manager

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SQL Server Availability Group Setup

Creation and Configuration of Availability Groups 

Use the Availability Group Wizard (SQL Server Management Studio) 

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Brentozar: Setup windows cluster and sql ag in standard edition 

FCI: Clustering SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012 Step-by-Step  

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Discussion: Windows Clustering 

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FCI Quorum


quorum without shared storage 

Implement a SQL Server HA failover solution without shared storage 

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Service Account: Domain Admin

service account best practice: Group Managed Service Accounts 
Active Directory automatically updates the group managed service account password without restarting services