SQL install to accomplish passive mode for databases in an availability group RRS feed

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  • User asked me to install the SQL server on a different sever with same spec as the current one as passive mode to setup databases in an availability group.  I understand as long as they accomplish the following there is no licensing fee involve but we have SPLA pool licenses. 

    Primary server licenses covered with SA include support for one secondary server only, and any additional secondary servers must be licensed for SQL Server. Note: The rights to run a passive instance of SQL Server for failover support are not transferable to other licensed servers for purposes of providing multiple passive secondary servers to a single primary server.

    Is it ok to install as standard alone SQL install and let the customer to sort out the configuration? Please advice.



    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:03 PM


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