Configure SQL Server 2017 on Linux with mssql-conf, the Linux way

The configuration of any system plays a vital role in its working efficiently. However, configuring a system needs not necessarily be a daunting task. There are several tools that help with the process.

SQL Server on Linux provides a wide range of options for configuration, management, and administration.

  1. mssql-conf
  2. Transact-SQL
  3. SQL Server Management Studio
  4. PowerShell

This article outlines the use of mssql-conf in conjunction with other available tools, to manage SQLΒ Server.

On Windows, we are familiar with SQL Server Configuration Manager, the configuration tool used to manage and administer SQL Server services, configure the network protocols, and to manage network connectivity between the SQL Server and the client computers.

On Linux, we have a configuration tool known as mssql-conf. The primary function of this tool remains the same as that of the SQL Server Configuration Manager, but makes it easy for Oracle and Linux admins to work with SQL Server 2017 on Linux. I’d like to visit some of the key concepts of the Oracle parameter file (PFILE and SPFILE) here, with which the server configuration can be set/unset by adding/modifying entries in the configuration file.

Further reading…


Happy learning!



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