In first post we mainly focused on Windows Clustering and configuration, which is the critical part, in this part i will describe SQL installation and configuration in details.
Installing SQL Server
Mount SQL server ISO or put DVD and launch the SQL server installation center and select "New SQL Server fail-over cluster installation"
SQL Server Setup files will verify the system
Setup support rules identify problems
Now we have to select the features
Installation has been completed and we can view the reports
Now Launch SQL Server Configuration Manager >Click SQL Server Services > Right Click SQL Server (Instance Name) > Properties > AlwaysOn High Availability Tab
Skype for Business Deployment
We now move on to the deployment process for the Skype for Business Back End Database, as we already completed the All Front End Servers have been built with prerequisites, Skype for business Management Tools are installed and Skype for business topology has not to be defined
Click High Availability Settings, now we can see the SQL Server FQDN filed has now changed to SQL Server Availability Group Listener FQDN and specify the primary SQL Server within the SQL Server FQDN field
Once complete publish the topology.
Configure Skype for Business Databases for SQL AlwaysOn Availability GroupNow Launch SQL Server Manager
Now we need to backup the databases within SQL Management Console, right click the Database SfBTestDB>Task>BackUp
Verify the all settings and Click on Ok.
Here you will get the confirmation
If you have the more Database you have to repeat the same process, here we have completed converting the Database to Full Recovery mode and backed up.
Next post we will start with configure AlwaysOn High availability.