AlwaysOn Availability Group in non-cluster environment?
Hi All, Can we build an 'AlwaysOn Availability Group' without a cluster environment? If we can, what are the disadvantages in building it? Or If we can not build in non-cluster environment, why not? I did some research in Google. Some say we can build in standalone. Some say we can not, but I did not find a concrete answer. The agenda is that we are planning to cut costs for clustering. Please help me to understand it. Can you also suggest some blogs, books for the same? Thanks
You have to set up and enable the cluster service as part of an Availability Group implementation. But, you don't have to have a physical cluster set up. [Here's a PowerShell example] of how to set up an availability group. There are GUI examples out there. :