I could not find any solid documentation anywhere, checking any of you have seen/built an AG that looks like below. Appreciate your responses.


  1. Primary - Enterprise edition
  2. Secondary 1 - Enterprise edition - with Sync Replication
  3. Secondary 2 - Standard Edition with Async Replication

Thank you

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You might missed that the Availability Groups are only available in Enterprise Edition.

In you scenario (with mixed edition), you would neither able to do following AG Configuration:

Availability Groups
Required all replicas running Enterprise Edition

Basic Availability groups (limitations)
It limit to two replicas only

Distributed Availability groups
Standard Edition only support Basic Availability Groups and Basic Availability Groups cannot be part of Distributed AGs

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