SQL Server with WSFC on AWS
Quick Start Reference Deployment Guide

Deployment Options

This Quick Start provides two deployment options:

  • Deploy SQL Server into a new VPC (end-to-end deployment). This option builds a new AWS environment consisting of the VPC, subnets, NAT gateways, security groups, domain controllers, and other infrastructure components, and then deploys WSFC and SQL Server into this new VPC.

  • Deploy SQL Server into an existing VPC. This option provisions WSFC in your existing AWS infrastructure. It creates one Windows Server–based instance to host a sample application that can test your cluster and allow you to see the failover occur between the different nodes in your deployment. Your AWS environment must include a VPC with two or three Availability Zones, public and private subnets in each Availability Zone, Remote Desktop Gateway and NAT gateways deployed into the public subnet, and Active Directory Domain Services deployed into the private subnet.

The Quick Start provides separate templates for these options. It also lets you configure additional settings such as the version of SQL Server you’d like to install, CIDR blocks, instance types, and software settings, as discussed later in this guide.