Chapter 11. Implementing and Managing AlwaysOn Failover Clustering Instances

AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) is one of the SQL Server 2012 high-availability alternatives DBAs can choose from for achieving both high-availability and disaster recovery. Other SQL Server 2012 high-availability alternatives include AlwaysOn availability groups, database mirroring, log shipping, peer-to-peer replication, and Live-Migration if using Hyper-V.

This chapter first provides an overview of SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn FCIs, including the new capabilities associated with the feature, and then the hardware and software prerequisites required for deploying FCI.

The chapter also includes step-by-step procedures for installing a SQL Server 2012 single FCI ...

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