High availability is a broad term used and misused throughout on and offline discussions about uptime and application availability. For the DBA, it is critical to understand this topic and the technological underpinnings of the high availability options Microsoft provides within SQL Server. This course will begin by explaining key terms and concepts surrounding the idea of high availability. Following that, every SQL Server high availability option will be discussed and demo-ed. By the end of the course, students will have a firm idea of what high availability tools are presented within SQL Server, as well as how to deploy those tools.
A basic understanding of working with SQL Server is necessary. We recommend first taking our DBA Fundamentals course.