T-SQL – Get Listener Name on AlwaysOn Cluster

When using AlwaysOn, you must connect using your listener name, not your node name.  If you connect with the node name, it will only work until there is a failover, which would defeat the purpose of your High Availability setup, right?

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When using AlwaysOn, you must connect using your listener name, not your node name.  If you connect with the node name, it will only work until there is a failover, which would defeat the purpose of your High Availability setup, right?  You can use your GUI to find the listener name, or you can do it the quick way using T-SQL, like this:

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