Contained Availability Groups in SQL Server 2022

While being an awesome feature introduced in SQL Server 2012, Availability Groups were always missing the ability to synchronize server-level objects between replicas. This finally changed 10 years later, in SQL Server 2022, with the introduction of “Contained Availability Groups”.

A contained availability group is an Always On availability group that supports:

  • managing metadata objects (users, logins, permissions, SQL Agent jobs etc.) at the availability group level in addition to the instance level.
  • specialized contained system databases within the availability group.

In this session, you will:

  • learn about the similarities, differences, and functionalities of contained availability groups.
  • see a live demo of the creation and usage of a contained availability group.
  • learn how to work with contained availability groups and its pros and cons.

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