The new Azure Preview Portal makes it super-easy to configure a highly available SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availability Group cluster with a new Azure Resource Group Template. After completing 4 fields of information and clicking a single Create button, a complete cluster environment including an Azure Storage Account, Virtual Network, Active Directory Domain Controllers and SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn cluster will be automatically configured. Of course, if you wish to customize any of the options, you're given the ability to do that too - but that's a few extra clicks! ;-)
When the cluster provisioning process is completed, your new cluster will look like this:
However, when attempting to add additional storage to your new cluster, you'll likely encounter some warning messages that may challenge you. In this article, we'll leverage a bit of PowerShell to sidestep those warnings and continue on our way towards expanding storage capacity and throughput for our AlwaysOn Availability Groups cluster.
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