None of the IP addresses configured for the availability group listener can be hosted by the server ”

-> I was configuring Alwayson availability group on a database server JBSERVER1 with replicas to JBSERVER2 and JBSERVER3.

-> The setup can be identified with below design,


-> I was able to create the availability group and add the required database onto it. I tried adding the listener and got the below error,

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
Create failed for Availability Group Listener ‘JBS_APP’. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)
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An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)
None of the IP addresses configured for the availability group listener can be hosted by the server ‘JBSERVER1’. Either configure a public cluster network on which one of the specified IP addresses can be hosted, or add another listener IP address which can be hosted on a public cluster network for this server. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 19456)
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-> JBSERVER1 and JBSERVER2 IPAddress belonged to a subnet and JBSERVER3 IPAddress belonged to a different subnet.

-> I noticed that the IPAddress, I have provided for the Listener was from the subnet same as JBSERVER1 and JBSERVER2 and I did not added any IPAddress for this listener for Subnet with respect to JBSERVER3.

-> I then added 1 IPAddress from each subnet for the Listener and that resolved the issue.

-> Another workaround will be to remove JBSERVER3 from Availability group and just add the listener with IPAddress that belongs to JBSERVER1 and JBSERVER2 subnet. Once we have the other IPAddress, we can add JBSERVER3 to the availability group and then include the second IPAddress from different subnet to the Listener.

Thank You,
Vivek Janakiraman

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