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Deploying SharePoint with SQL Server AlwaysOn in Azure

Updated: April 2, 2014

[This topic is pre-release documentation and is subject to change in future releases. Blank topics are included as placeholders.]

This topic contains links to the instructions for deploying SharePoint with SQL Server AlwaysOn in Azure with the following:

  • Two SharePoint web servers

  • Two SharePoint application servers

  • Two database servers

  • Two domain controllers

See the following figure for the configuration.

SharePoint 2013 in Windows Azure

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 is designed to accompany the SharePoint with SQL Server AlwaysOn Infographic and incorporate the latest recommendations.

In This Section

You deploy this configuration in the following phases:

  1. Phase 1: Configure Azure. Use the Azure Management Portal to create a storage account, cloud services, a virtual network, and the virtual machines.

  2. Phase 2: Configure Domain Controllers. Configure the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain controllers.

  3. Phase 3: Configure SQL Server Infrastructure. Prepare the SQL Server virtual machines for use with SharePoint.

  4. Phase 4: Configure SharePoint Servers. Configure the four SharePoint virtual machines.

  5. Phase 5: Configure AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Create availability groups using Windows Server 2012 R2 features.

  6. Phase 6: Create Availability Groups on Virtual Machines. Prepare the databases for inclusion in SQL Server Availability Groups.

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