Install and configure SQL AlwaysON AG with Listener on Azure

Windows Failover Cluster

Create the cluster

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Launch the Failover Cluster Manager
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Place a check on Do not show this page again and click on Next.
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Enter the hostname of your first node and click Add. I generally create a single node cluster, then add nodes as I go. Click Next
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Select No. Click Next
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Choose a Cluster Name. Click Next
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Review the settings, click Next
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The cluster has now been created. Click Finish

Add a cluster node

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Expand the Cluster > Nodes – Right Click > Add Node
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Place a check on Do not show this page again and click on Next
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Enter the hostname of your first node and click Add. Click Next
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Select No. Click Next
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Review the settings, click Next
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The node has now been added. Click Finish

Configure Static IP

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From the Failover Cluster Manager, select the Cluster, right at the bottom, right click on IP Address and select Properties
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Select Static IP address and add an address within the same subnet.
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Right Click the Server Name and select Bring Online
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Here you see the services are online. Click Reset Recent Events. This will clear the events and start from fresh.
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Click on Nodes. Here you can see all nodes are online.

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