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AlwaysOn "Advanced" and "Basic" features

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  • I've seen the newly published SQL 2012 edition and licensing documents, and I noticed that based upon EDITION, AlwaysOn will be either "Advanced" and "Basic" features.  Has anyone seen or can explain what will be the differences of AlwaysOn "Advanced" and "Basic"?
    Tuesday, November 08, 2011 2:09 PM

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  • I checked with marketing team, here's a short answer:

     

    Basic includes log shipping, database mirroring, server core support, and 2-node SQL AlwaysOn Failover Clustering Instance (AlwaysOn Failover Clustering Instance available with Windows Server Enterprise Edition or above)

    Advanced includes everything in Basic + the new AlwaysOn Availability Group features, multi-node AlwaysOn Failover Clustering Instance, etc.

    Please let us know if you have further questions, we'll try to get marketing guys to answer this.

    Or you can wait for RC0 books online which will have more details when RC0 releases.

     


    • Edited by Goden Yao[MSFT] Wednesday, November 09, 2011 5:30 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Goden Yao[MSFT] Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:10 PM
    • Marked as answer by mdgraves Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:50 PM
    Wednesday, November 09, 2011 7:21 AM

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  • I checked with marketing team, here's a short answer:

     

    Basic includes log shipping, database mirroring, server core support, and 2-node SQL AlwaysOn Failover Clustering Instance (AlwaysOn Failover Clustering Instance available with Windows Server Enterprise Edition or above)

    Advanced includes everything in Basic + the new AlwaysOn Availability Group features, multi-node AlwaysOn Failover Clustering Instance, etc.

    Please let us know if you have further questions, we'll try to get marketing guys to answer this.

    Or you can wait for RC0 books online which will have more details when RC0 releases.

     


    • Edited by Goden Yao[MSFT] Wednesday, November 09, 2011 5:30 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Goden Yao[MSFT] Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:10 PM
    • Marked as answer by mdgraves Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:50 PM
    Wednesday, November 09, 2011 7:21 AM
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