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AlwaysOn Tools

Configure Read Only Routing

A sub-feature of AlwaysOn Availability Groups, this application will make configuring read only routing much simpler.

How to Use

alwayson_tools After installing the AlwaysOn Tools:

  1. Run the Read Only Routing Configuration
  2. In Server Name box enter the primary replica & click Connect
  3. Specify the connection information & click Connect to verify
  4. Select the availability group you wish to configure, then the replica you wish to configure
  5. Select the replicas which should be setup as the read only partners and in what order you want them (see image)
  6. Select Script Change to view the T-SQL script which will be executed and/or Save Settings to run SQL Script against the database engine.

 

Special Notes

Each replica must be configured separately by selecting the replica from the “Select Replica” dropdown menu then selecting the partners which are needed. If a replica doesn’t have a read only routing URL configured when you check the box for that replica you will be prompted to configure that as well.

No special objects are created within the SQL Server however configuring of read only routing does require some high level permissions.

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