SQL Server 2017 adds support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and Ubuntu 18.04


SQL Server team has been adding support for « current » Linux distributions at fast clip last few months. The team announced support for RHEL 8 and Ubuntu 18.04 for SQL Server 2019 over last quarter. The team is happy to announce that SQL Server 2017 has now added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 and Ubuntu 18.04. You can refer to following links for additional information.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/linux/sql-server-linux-release-notes?view=sql-server-ver15#CU20

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/linux/quickstart-install-connect-red-hat?view=sql-server-linux-2017

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/linux/quickstart-install-connect-ubuntu?view=sql-server-linux-2017

 

Performance Improvement Updates

As one may have worked with SQL Server on Linux, they may have introduced to certain storage and IO flush related configurations