SQL Server 2016 AlwaysOn High Availability (MCC-55246)


Course Number: MCC-55246

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

SQL Server 2016 AlwaysOn Training Overview

This Microsoft Community Course, MCC 55246 - SQL Server 2016 AlwaysOn High Availability training, teaches database administrators and Windows engineers how to ensure maximum up time for their SQL Server 2016 environments by using AlwaysOn High Availability.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Database courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

All attendees will:

  • Understand AlwaysOn High Availability
  • Employ Server 2016 Failover Clustering
  • Deploy SQL Failover Clusters
  • Work with Availability Groups
  • Perform maintenance
  • Monitor and Troubleshoot Availability Groups

Prerequisites

This Microsoft training class is for experienced DBAs, Windows Server pros, team leads. 

Outline

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Introduction
AlwaysOn And High Availability Concepts and Terminology
  • Concepts and Terminology
  • Table of Availability
  • High Availability
  • Causes of Downtime
  • Planned downtime
  • Unplanned downtime
  • Disaster Recovery
  • 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
  • Log Shipping
  • A Typical Log Shipping Configuration
  • Monitor Server
  • Replication
  • Database Mirroring
  • Database Mirroring Terminology
  • Principle
  • Mirror
  • Witness (red box in image above)
  • Database Snapshots
  • Limitations of legacy solutions:
  • What do we mean by Always On?
  • Table of Always On Comparison
Windows Server 2016 Failover Clustering
  • Understanding Failover Clustering in Server 2016
  • Stateful 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
  • Shared Storage
  • Quorums
  • Node Majority
  • Node and Disk Majority configuration:
  • Node and File Share Majority
  • No Majority
  • Configuration
  • 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
  • Preferred Owners
  • Failover Failback
  • Resources
  • Dependences
  • Heartbeat
SQL 2016 Failover Cluster Instances
  • Failover Cluster Instance
  • As A FCI Appears To A Client
SQL 2016 AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Availability Groups and Replicas
  • Primary Replica
  • Secondary Replicas
  • Availability Group Listener
  • Availability Mode
  • Synchronous Commit Mode
  • Asynchronous Commit Mode
  • Failover Modes
  • Automatic Failover Without Data Loss
  • Automatic Failover Requirements:
  • Manual
  • Manual Failover Requirements
  • Common Topologies
The Dashboard
  • The Dashboard
  • How to view logs
  • Using replication with Logins
  • Using partially contained databases
Active Secondary Availability Group Actions
  • Reporting with Secondary Replicas
  • Configuring a Readable secondary
  • Read-Only Routing
  • Load Balancing
  • Lab: Configure a Read-Only Secondary
  • Database Backups with Secondary
  • Steps of Backup Using secondary
  • Backup Preference Options
Maintenance
  • DBCC Checks
  • Database Adding and Removing
Monitoring and Troubleshooting Availability Groups
  • The Dashboard in Depth
  • Events
  • Policy Based Management for Availability Groups
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All Microsoft training students receive Microsoft official courseware.

Software Requirements:

Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser and a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



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