Availability replica is not joined

Availability replica is not joined


Policy Name

Availability Replica Join State


Availability Replica is not joined.




Availability replica

This policy checks the join state of the availability replica. The policy is in an unhealthy state when the availability replica is added to the availability group, but is not joined properly. The policy is otherwise in a healthy state.


For this release of SQL Server 2016, information about possible causes and solutions is located at Availability replica is not joined on the TechNet Wiki.

The secondary replica is not joined to the availability group. For an availability replica to be successfully joined to the availability group, the join state must be Joined Standalone Instance (1) or Joined Failover Cluster (2).

Use Transact-SQL, PowerShell, or SQL Server Management Studio to join the secondary replica to the availability group. For more information about joining secondary replicas to availability groups, see Joining a Secondary Replica to an Availability Group (SQL Server).

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