Creating a Database Availability Group

The initial setup and configuration of a Database Availability Group (DAG) is done using a single cmdlet named New-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup . In this recipe, we'll take a look at how you can automate the creation of a DAG using the Exchange Management Shell.

How to do it...

To create a DAG, use the New-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup cmdlet :

New-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup -Name DAG `
-WitnessServer HC1 `
-WitnessDirectory C:\FSW `
-DatabaseAvailabilityGroupIPAddresses 192.168.1.55

The previous command creates a new Database Availability Group named DAG. The file share witness server is set to a hub transport server named HC1, and the path for the directory is also specified, along with an IP address that will be ...

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