CMDBID: 57190 | Course Code: SQL,M55153 | Duration: 2 Days
This two-day instructor-led course is designed for database administrators to familiarize them with the concepts in SQL AlwaysOn and High Availability. The course utilizes SQL 2014, but explains the differences from SQL 2012.
There is no formal exam linked to this course but all attendees get a recognised certificate.
Module 1: Course Overview
This module explains how the class will be structured and introduces course materials and additional administrative information.
Lab : Course Overview
Successfully log into their virtual machine.
Have a full understanding of what the course intends to cover.
Module 2: AlwaysOn and High Availability Concepts and Terminology
In this module, we will cover concepts and terminology to help you better understand the purpose of AlwaysOn and help you utilize its flexibility. We will also explain common methods used to provide high availability solutions.
Concepts and Terminology
Edition Changes from SQL 2012
Lab : AlwaysOn and High Availability Concepts and Terminolo
Understand and utilize AlwaysOn and high availability concepts and terminology.
Understand edition changes from SQL 2012.
Understand failover clusters.
Understand log shipping.
Understand database mirroring.
Understand database snapshots.
Module 3: AlwaysOn
In this module, we will discuss SQL failover cluster implementation, multi-site clustering, and explain the flexible failover policy provided with SQL Server AlwaysOn.
SQL Failover Cluster Implementation
Flexible Failover Policy
Lab : AlwaysOn
Understand SQL failover cluster implementation.
Understand multi-site clustering.
Understand flexible failover policy.
Understand and utilize AlwaysOn.
Module 4: Understanding Quorums
Quorums determine the number of failures that a cluster can sustain, and if additional failures occur, the cluster will stop running. In this module, we discuss how to configure the quorum, and explain the options available.
Node and Disk Majority
Node and File Share Majority
Lab : Understanding Quorums
Creating a Windows Failover Cluster
Understand node majority.
Understand node and disk majority.
Understand node and file share majority.
Understand no majority.
Understand configuration options.
Understand and utilize quorums.
Module 5: AlwaysOn Availability Groups
SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups provide us the capability to group two or more databases and perform a failover of both as a logical unit. In this module, we will explore how to configure and utilize Availability Groups.
Availability Group (AG)
Lab : AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Enable AlwaysOn in SQL Server
Testing Failover Cluster and Adding Sample Databases
Create the High Availability Group
Add Replica and Listener
Understand application failover.
Understand availability groups.
Understand availability replicas.
Understand and utilize AlwaysOn availability groups.
Module 6: Secondary Availability Group Actions
In AlwaysOn Availability Groups, an active secondary can be used for things like redirecting the read-only workload, off-loading the backup load, and other tasks. In this module, we discuss how an active secondary replica operates, and explore a few tasks that can be tackled using a secondary.
Active Secondary Replicas
Readable Secondary Replicas
Backups on Secondary Replicas
Lab : Secondary Availability Group Actions
Understand active secondary replicas.
Understand readable secondary replicas.
Understand backups on secondary replicas.
Understand and utilize secondary availability group actions.
Module 7: Monitoring
In this module, we will explain monitoring AlwaysOn Availability Groups, explore and utilize the Dashboard, and discuss troubleshooting tools.
Monitoring AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Lab : Monitoring
Understand how to monitor AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
Understand how to utilize the Dashboard.
Understand the tools available for troubleshooting.
Our clients have included prestigious national organisations such as Oxford University Press, multi-national private corporations such as JP Morgan and HSBC, as well
as public sector institutions such as the Department of Defence and the Department of Health.