Always On

Category: sql server distributed


Sudhakar Vallamsetty on Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:36:58


I have to setup 'ALWAYS ON' on SQL Server 2014. I want some information with regards to Licensing.

My scenario : 2 nodes in availability group, One primary and other Secondary.

Now, I have to install SQL Server on both the Servers, but I have only one license.

Please let me know, while Specifying Replicas, if I set the INITIAL ROLE to ' Readable Secondary' and I set this to NO, can I do with 1 License as there would be only one SQL Server instance on line.

Also please forward me any links that would help me more. 


Olaf Helper on Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:48:09


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diramoh on Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:08:05


if you mean install your SQL Server 2014 license on a Failover clustering(Active-Passive) with always-on feature than you need to license only one Server but with SOFTWARE ASSURANCE.

for more Details about SQL Server 2014 licensing chnages, we have the following link: