Configure Azure SQL with Failover Groups

45 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Azure SQL includes several features which help protect against outages. Auto-failover groups provide this protection with a range of management capabilities built in to simplify failover.

In this hands-on lab, we’ll use the Azure portal to configure an auto-failover group for an existing Azure SQL server.

**Scenario**
You’ve recently been employed as a cloud administrator, and you have been asked to address some concerns that were raised during a business continuity audit.

Following the audit, you have been asked to implement the following improvements for your Azure SQL service:

* Configure replication to improve high availability
* Ensure that you can recover promptly in the event of a region-wide disaster
* Ensure that failover is automated and includes DNS management

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create an Azure SQL Logical Server

In the Azure portal, create a new Azure SQL Logical Server in a different region from the existing Azure SQL Logical Server.

Configure Auto-Failover Groups

In the Azure portal, configure an Azure SQL Auto-Failover Group from the existing Azure SQL Logical Server to the newly created Azure SQL Logical Server.

Additional Resources

Log in to the Azure portal by right-clicking Open Azure Portal and selecting the option to open it in a new private browser window. (This option will read differently depending on your browser — e.g., in Chrome, it reads Open Link in Incognito Window.) Then, sign in using the credentials provided on the lab page.

The objectives for this hands-on lab can be completed using the Azure portal.

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