Masterclass: Building and Managing High Availability Solutions with SQL Server with Karol Papaj

In this course you will learn basic aspects of High Availability as a Recovery Point Objective, Recovery Time Objective, measuring HA in percentage of time etc. Then you will get a brief overview of HA features introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2/2016, which are relevant for SQL Server solutions - domain/domainless WFCS, cluster shared volumes, scale-out file services, storage spaces, storage replica, Hyper-V, etc. From the SQL Server perspective, the course will focus on the most popular HA/DR features - Failover Clustering and Availability Groups.

In the Failover Clustering part, you will learn details on how to design highly available SQL Server solution from the perspective of storage; Quorum and Failover Cluster Instance. From a practical point of view, you will learn how to maintain and troubleshoot an FCI solution.

In the Availability Group part, you will learn details on how to design AG solution with custom requirements; quorum configurations and AG configuration (sync/async, read only routing, read only load balancing, direct seeding, hybrid AG, etc.). Similar to Failover Cluster Instances, in the practical part you will learn how to monitor an AG solution.

In addition, along the course you will also learn on interoperatibility of another SQL Server technologies with SQL Server HA - Integration Services, Analysis Services and Reporting Services.

About the trainer

Karol Papaj, MCTS and former SQL Server MVP, is a mentor with SolidQ since 2006. Karol is specializing in Relational Engine and Business Intelligence in SQL Server with focus on Performance Tuning and High Availability. He has been working with SQL Server since SQL Server 6.5 and participated in many projects for IT/Telco companies and companies from the banking industry. Besides mentoring and consulting, Karol regularly speaks at conferences organized by Microsoft and at community events in Slovakia and neighboring countries and teaching SolidQ’s SQL Server and Power BI courses all over Europe.


This course is intended for those responsible for building and managing high availability solutions for SQL Server.

Course Objectives

  • Build a reliable High Availability solution with Windows Server 2012 R2/2016 and SQL Server 2014/2016
  • Manage a High Availability solution with Windows Server 2012 R2/2016 and SQL Server 2014/2016
  • Build Disaster Recovery Solutions
  • Troubleshoot problems with High Availability in SQL Server 2016 and 2014

Course outline

  • Module 01: Introduction to High Availability
    • Basic aspects of High Availability
  • Module 02: Windows Server 2016 High Availability Features Overview
    • Overview of HA features in Windows Server 2016
  • Module 03: SQL Server 2016 High Availability Features Overview
    • Failover Cluster Instances
    • Availability Group
    • Log Shipping
  • Module 04: Windows Server 2016 Failover Clustering
    • Installation
      • Storage configuration
      • Quorum configuration
    • Maintenance
      • Patching/Upgrading
      • Adding/Removing nodes to/from cluster
    • Monitoring
    • Troubleshooting
  • Module 05: SQL Server 2016 Failover Clustering Instance
    • SQL Server FCI configuration
      • Active/Active
      • Active/Passive
      • MS DTC
    • Maintenance
      • Patching/Upgrading
      • o Adding/Removing SQL Server to/from cluster
    • Monitoring
    • Troubleshooting
  • Module 06: SQL Server 2016 Availability Groups
    • SQL Server AG configuration
      • Sync/Async
      • Read Only Routing and Load Balancing
      • Direct seeding
      • Distributed AG
    • Maintenance
      • Patching/Upgrading
      • Adding/Removing files to/from database in AG
      • Adding/Removing database to/from AG
    • Monitoring
    • Troubleshooting
  • Module 07: SQL Server Interoperability
    • Interoperability
      • with Integration Services
      • with Analysis Services
      • with Reporting Services


  • Some SQL Server experience
  • Some Windows Server 2012 (or later) experience

Additional Recommendations:

  • Some Hyper-V experience
  • Some Windows Failover Clustering experience

Om kursen

Pris: 26 450,00 kr

exklusive moms

Längd 3 dagar
Kurskod MC044

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