Install and configure SQL AlwaysON AG with Listener on Azure

AlwaysOn Configuration - Enable AlwaysOn

Launch sql server configuration manager.
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Browse to the service called SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) > Right Click > Properties
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Click on AlwaysOn High Availability, click on the checkbox that says Enable AlwaysOn Availability Groups and enter a Windows failover cluster name. Click OK to close.

Browse to the service called SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) > Right Click > restart.

Configure AlwaysON

Always on has 3 different ways of adding databases. Full, Join and Skip sync
I suggest performing this step logged in as the service account. That way, all tasks get performed with elevated privelages
Connect to Node A, Launch SQL Server Management Studio
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Connect to the first Node
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Press the connect (always_on_icon) icon and connect to the second (or however many nodes there are).
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This displays all nodes have been added to the console.
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Here I created 3 sample databases. But in a live environment, this will be whatever you want it to be.
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We need to backup the databases first. AlwaysON won’t be able to add a database without it.
The script below will help you with that.

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