I want to cover some updates about what Linux distributions you can install SQL Server on. In reality, these are updates for an older post I did back in August 2019 here.
Now that DataWeekender is over I have more time to post about these updates. For those still wondering if there will be another DataWeekender, the answer is in the last line of my last post here.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand. Since that Linux post there’s been a couple of developments which I thought was really good. Both of these can be seen in the list of Linux distributions Microsoft supports SQL Server 2019 on. Which you can read in detail in here.
Linux Distribution Updates
First significant update was that Microsoft announced official support for newer versions of Ubuntu. Which was the first time for a while that newer versions of Ubuntu were supported.
Second update is that Microsoft announced support for SQL Server 2019 running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8. Because I’m a fan of using CentOS, which has the same binaries as RHEL, I’m glad this finally happened.
To help, RHEL has created a guide for optimizing performance of SQL Server 2019 running on RHEL 8. Which you can read in detail here.
Just a reminder that if you want to find a certain Docker image for SQL Server on Linux, I posted a guide for it a while ago. Which you can read in detail here.
I hope you enjoyed my post with some updates about what Linux distributions you can install SQL Server on.
A while ago somebody contacted me to let me know that they had installed SQL Server on another Linux distribution. With this in mind, feel free to comment below if you have installed SQL Server on Linux distributions which are not listed on the Microsoft site.
In addition, feel free to comment if you have any other advice relating to SQL Server on Linux.