Lab for AlwaysOn

Vishu 1,516 Reputation points
2021-07-10T15:52:11.597+00:00

Experts,

Wanted to do some tests for alwayson. Does microsoft still provide labs for a specific period where alwayson AG or FCI setups are made available for practice/tests

SQL Server
SQL Server
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  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2021-07-10T15:57:46.823+00:00

    Pretty sure the microsoft labs are gone now. You can either do your testing on Azure free trial or download evaluations from here.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/

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  2. Cris Zhan-MSFT 6,601 Reputation points
    2021-07-12T02:40:01.8+00:00

    Hi,

    It seems the Microsoft virtual lab is no longer available.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/bb467605(v=msdn.10)?redirectedfrom=MSDN

    But SQL Server 2019 provides a free developer edition. It includes all the functionality of Enterprise edition, but is licensed for use as a development and test system, not as a production server. You can use this resource to build and configure your Always on availability group/FCI environment.

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  3. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2021-07-12T12:24:56.12+00:00

    Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

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