Deploying SharePoint with SQL Server AlwaysOn in Azure
Updated: April 2, 2014
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.
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:
- Phase 1: Configure Azure. Use the Azure Management Portal to create a storage account, cloud services, a virtual network, and the virtual machines.
- Phase 2: Configure Domain Controllers. Configure the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain controllers.
- Phase 3: Configure SQL Server Infrastructure. Prepare the SQL Server virtual machines for use with SharePoint.
- Phase 4: Configure SharePoint Servers. Configure the four SharePoint virtual machines.
- Phase 5: Configure AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Create availability groups using Windows Server 2012 R2 features.
- Phase 6: Create Availability Groups on Virtual Machines. Prepare the databases for inclusion in SQL Server Availability Groups.