SQL Server AlwaysOn Revealed

by Peter Carter

Get a fast start tousing AlwaysOn, the SQL Server solution to high-availability anddisaster recovery. Read this short, 150-page book that is adapted from PeterCarter’s Pro SQL Server Administration to gain a solid and accurateunderstanding of how to implement systems requiring consistent and continuousuptime.

Begin with anintroduction to high-availability and disaster recovery concepts such asRecovery Point Objectives (RPOs), Recovery Time Objectives (RTO), availabilitylevels, and the cost of downtime. Then move into detailed coverage ofimplementing and configuring the AlwaysOn feature set in order to meet thebusiness objectives set by your organization.

SQL Server AlwaysOn Revealed offers real-world advice on how to build andconfigure the most appropriate topology to meet the high-availability anddisaster recovery requirements you are faced with. Content includes strongcoverage on implementing clusters, on building AlwaysOn failover clusteredinstances, and on configuring AlwaysOn Availability Groups. This is a practicaland hand-on book to get you started quickly in using one of the most talked-aboutSQL Server feature sets.

  • Teaches you to build HA and DR solutions using the AlwaysOn feature set
  • Provides real-world advice on configuration and performance considerations
  • Demonstrates administrative techniques for the AlwaysOn feature set

What You Will Learn

  • Understand high availability and disaster recovery concepts and terminology.
  • Understand the technologies available, to implement HA and DR.
  • Build and configure a Windows Cluster.
  • Build and configure an AlwaysOn failover clustered instance.
  • Implement AlwaysOn Availability Groups and appropriately configure them.
  • Administer AlwaysOn technologies post implementation.

Who This Book Is For

SQL Server AlwaysOn Revealed is for database administrators interested ingrowing their knowledge and skills in Microsoft SQL Server’s high-availabilityand disaster recovery feature set.


  • Apress; December 2015
  • ISBN: 9781484217634
  • Read online, or download in DRM-free PDF (digitally watermarked) format
  • Title: SQL Server AlwaysOn Revealed
  • Author: Peter Carter
  • Imprint: Apress

About The Author

Peter Carter is a SQL Server expert with over a decade of experience in developing, administering, and architecting SQL Server platforms and data-tier applications. Peter was awarded an MCC by Microsoft in 2011, and it sits alongside his array of MCTS, MCITP, MCSA and MCSE certifications in SQL Server from version 2005 onward. His passion for SQL Server shows through in everything he does, and his goal is that his passion for the technology will inspire others.