Virtual lab for clustering and sql server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I have to test and practice Distributed Always-on availability group on Windows server 2016. Below MS virtual lab links are not working. Can you please share correct links or alternative links to implement and test below setup.


    a. 4 Windows servers 2016 without domain (servers should be in workgroup).

    b. Two servers (data center1) in one cluster and another two servers (data center2) in another cluster (I will configure cluster)

    c. install sql server 2017 on all 4 labs

    d. Test sql server Distributed Always-on availability group

    Thanks in advance.

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:24 AM

All replies

  • This forum is for Virtual Server 2005 and doesn't pertain to any labs, but if you look at the main page of the labs site, you'll have your answer:


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    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:44 PM