In our current set up we have 2 node SQL failover cluster in data center DC1 with mirroring enabled. And similarly in DC 2 a 2 node SQL failover cluster. DC1 acts as primary via DB mirroring in one point of time and DC2 mirror. Above runs on Windows server 2012R2
How can I convert the above setup from sql cluster to get cluster so that can leverage always on. I know this is sort of s big question but needed to know how can this be achieved with some overview and I can do some poc on that. We are thinking to upgrade to sql 2016 on Windows 2016 if possible.
Please guide for any real time experiences or blogs I can go through to do such migration.
Edit-- Per Answer below which needs the DR server at different DC to be out for route seems to be last option but i will still test to figure out the timings.
Also, is it possible to have setup like configure LS on current prod server with 4 node new built multi site cluster for alwayson AG? And during cutover we can simply stop the LS job on prod and convert the LS secondary on 4 node cluster to alwayson AG configuration