SQL Server “Just Never Fails!” © with AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances (FCI)



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    This set of articles is dedicated to providing High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options overview for SQL Server. In this very first part, we will guide you through the process of configuring SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances (FCI).

    AlwaysOn FCI is a natural part of the SQL Server AlwaysOn HA / DR strategy and has been designed to protect your SQL Server infrastructure from the unplanned cluster node failures. With this tech, even if one of your nodes goes down, the SQL Server will continue running on one of the remaining cluster nodes with zero downtime and no data loss to meet the most strict RTO / RPO requirements.

    Read the full article by Bogdan Savchenko, a Solutions Engineer at StarWind, referencing our technical paper created with Data Platform MVP Shashank Singh to learn how to configure SQL Server AlwaysOn FCI in a detailed step-by-step walkthrough style.