I have followed many articles on how to get SQL 2016 always on setup and I am hopelessly stuck on the listener.
One of such articles is http://blog.fedenko.info/2016/06/sql-server-2016-always-on-availability.html
Not exactly what I am looking for but very close, I found it very hard to find a clear step by step and many different articles have different ways of doing it.
My listen problem:
On my DC open AD user and computers added SQL-HA-LISTENER as a computer
In DNS added SQL-HA-LISTENER 192.168.10.82
When i ping 192.168.10.82 i get Destination host unreachable
(192.168.10.82 and SQL-HA-LISTENER are not actual computers on the network)
Telnet 192.168.10.82 1433 closed, as to be expected.
I am confused as to what a listener "Is"
Is it a VM with SQL expressed installed on it?
That would be the only thing that makes sense.
If so how do i need to configure it to be a listener?