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VDB Provision Fails Due to Msg 35221: Always On Availability Groups replica manager is disabled on this instance of SQL Server (KBA10922)







During VDB Provision, the following error occurs during recovery:

Recovery failed for virtual database "VDB_DatabaseName"

The following error message is present in the Provision job error:

Changed database context to 'master'.
Msg 35221, Level 16, State 1, Server ServerName\InstanceName, Line 1
Could not process the operation. Always On Availability Groups replica manager
   is disabled on this instance of SQL Server. Enable Always On Availability
   Groups, by using the SQL Server Configuration Manager. Then, restart the SQL
   Server service, and retry the currently operation. For information about how
   to enable and disable Always On Availability Groups, see SQL Server Books

Removing seed VDB files from temporary directory C:\Program Files\Delphix\Delphi
die : Error: Failed to create seed database.
At C:\Program Files\Delphix\DelphixConnector\d999999999-a999-3666-a000-b11111111111-vdb-6\SCRIPT\CreateSeedDB.ps1:104 char:5
+     die "Failed to create seed database."
+     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error],
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId :

die : Error: create_seed_vdb failed
  • The message refers to the Always On Availability Groups (AG) replica manager.
  • In this specific case, no AG is involved. 


  • FILESTREAM enabled Database 
  • SQL Server 2022 RTM 

Applicable Delphix Versions

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Date Release
Feb 21, 2024
Jan 25, 2024
Dec 20, 2023 | Jan 10, 2024 |
Nov 21, 2023
Oct 18, 2023
Sep 21, 2023
Aug 24, 2023
Jul 24, 2023
Jun 21, 2023
May 25, 2023
Apr 13, 2023 |
Mar 13, 2023 | Mar 20, 2023 |
Feb 13, 2023
Jan 12, 2023
Releases Prior to 2023
Major Release All Sub Releases


Upgrade SQL Server 2022 to the latest build.


The Msg 35221 issue is a well known bug of the first SQL Server 2022 release.



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