Building and Managing High Availability Solutions with SQL Server with Herbert Albert
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, you will also learn on interoperatibility of another SQL Server technologies with SQL Server HA - Integration Services, Analysis Services and Reporting Services.
Target Audience and Prerequisites
This course is intended for those responsible for building and managing high availability solutions for SQL Server.
To attend this training, you should have good hands-on experience administering Microsoft SQL Server infrastructure and experience administering Windows Server 2012 (or later).
About Herbert Albert
Herbert Albert is a Mentor with Lucient (former SolidQ). Since version 6.0 he works with SQL Server as developer and trainer. He helped developing official Microsoft courses about Administering and Developing SQL Server as well as the Lucient training “Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning for SQL Server.” Furthermore, he coo-authored the “Upgrade Technical Reference Guide” and was technical editor of a couple of Microsoft Press books. As a trainer, consultant and speaker he is focused on T-SQL Programming, Performance Tuning, High Availability and Integration Servers- In these areas he delivers projects successfully Europe-wide.
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
- Storage configuration
- Quorum configuration
- Adding/Removing nodes to/from cluster
Module 05: SQL Server 2016 Failover Clustering Instance
- SQL Server FCI configuration
- MS DTC
- Adding/Removing SQL Server to/from cluster
Module 06: SQL Server 2016 Availability Groups
- SQL Server AG configuration
- Read Only Routing and Load Balancing
- Direct seeding
- Distributed AG
- Adding/Removing files to/from database in AG
- Adding/Removing database to/from AG
Module 07: SQL Server Interoperability
- with Integration Services
- with Analysis Services
- with Reporting Services