Microsoft announced SQL Server on Linux public preview, so now you can try SQL Server on your Red Hat Enterprise Linux server. I’ll describe how to start SQL Server on RHEL.
Install and connect with CLI on RHEL
Microsoft publishes a step-by-step document how to Install SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It’s only 7 steps to install and run.
# systemctl status mssql-server ● mssql-server.service - Microsoft(R) SQL Server(R) Database Engine Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/mssql-server.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled) Active: active (running) since Wed 2016-11-16 20:59:33 EST; 1 weeks 1 days ago Main PID: 77982 (sqlservr) Memory: 753.6M CGroup: /system.slice/mssql-server.service ├─77982 /opt/mssql/bin/sqlservr └─77997 /opt/mssql/bin/sqlservr
Now you can connect to SQL Server on RHEL. At first, let’s connect with sqlcmd. You should have to install SQL Server tools even if you run sqlcmd on the same host as you installed mssql-server package with following the document. First connect to local SQL Server instance.
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