Deploying SharePoint 2013 with SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups in Azure
Updated: November 10, 2014
This topic contains links to the instructions for deploying SharePoint 2013 with SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups in Azure with the following:
Two SharePoint web servers
Two SharePoint application servers
Two database servers
A cluster majority node server
Two domain controllers
See the following figure for the configuration.
Two machines for each role ensure high availability. All of the virtual machines are in a single affinity group. Each pair of virtual machines for a specific role is in their own availability set.
This deployment of SharePoint with SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups is designed to accompany the SharePoint with SQL Server AlwaysOn Infographic and incorporate the latest recommendations.
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You deploy this configuration in the following phases:
- Phase 1: Configure Azure. Use the Azure Management Portal to create a storage account, cloud services, and a cross-premises virtual network.
- Phase 2: Configure Domain Controllers. Create and configure the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain controllers.
- Phase 3: Configure SQL Server Infrastructure. Create and configure the SQL Server virtual machines and prepare them for use with SharePoint.
- Phase 4: Configure SharePoint Servers. Create and configure the four SharePoint virtual machines.
- Phase 5: Enable AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Create a Windows Server Failover Cluster and enable SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
- Phase 6: Create an Availability Group. Prepare databases and create a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group.