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Microsoft SQL Server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server: New SUSE Best Practices


With the newly published SUSE Best Practices document “Microsoft SQL Server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server – Getting Started“, my colleague James Yang recently provided a long-awaited and easy-to-follow guide that helps users install and configure a basic Microsoft SQL Server deployment on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.





Since Microsoft released SQL Server for Linux in 2017, the feature gap for SQL Server between Windows and Linux has been closing quickly with each update. Aside from some niche features, it’s now extremely viable to consider running SQL Server workloads on Linux, with the 2019 release.



The new guide addresses SQL Server DBAs, Developers, and DevOps/SRE engineers who are familiar with SQL Server on Windows and are looking to migrate to Linux. Operators who are adding an SQL Server requirement into a primarily Linux environment may prefer tools that run only on Linux servers for consistency and simplicity. Another reason for a use case may be lower negotiated pricing for Linux subscriptions to replace existing SQL Servers on Windows machines.



The guide covers a basic installation of SQL Server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. It is meant to be agnostic of underlying infrastructure excepting the nuance of registering your server discussed in the section “Server registration”, of course.

Curious now? Check the guide out yourself and share your feedback!


Disclaimer: The text at hand has not been reviewed by a native speaker. If you find typos or language mistakes, please send them to me ( – or if you like them, just keep them and feed them. 

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Meike Chabowski Meike Chabowski works as Documentation Strategist at SUSE. Before joining the SUSE Documentation team, she was Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE, with a focus on Linux for Mainframes, Linux in Retail, and High Performance Computing. Prior to joining SUSE more than 20 years ago, Meike held marketing positions with several IT companies like defacto and Siemens, and was working as Assistant Professor for Mass Media. Meike holds a Master of Arts in Science of Mass Media and Theatre, as well as a Master of Arts in Education from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/ Germany, and in Italian Literature and Language from University of Parma/Italy.