One of the newer features in SQL Server is availability groups, which can help solve a number of business problems. As administrators, availability groups introduce some complexity as we are tasked to make sure the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) can be meet for these servers. The complexity comes because we have different instances that must work together, but they don't always see eye to eye. In this episode, we chat with Tracy Boggiano of channeladvisor about how they go about monitoring their availability groups and the pros and cons of the out of the box tools. Our discussion touches on process of the availability group process and Tracy has posted her scripts on her bog for you use as you look at reviewing your environments. I think you will enjoy this discussion. The shownotes for today’s episode is found at http://sqldatapartners.com/2017/06/29/episode-102-monitoring-availability-groups/ and have fun on the SQL trail.