MSSQL Server 2017 Installation on Oracle Linux 7.5 | Install and Configure MSSQL Server Step by Step

MSSQL Server 2017 installation on Linux 7.5.

Once the Linux VM is build follow the instructions below to install SQL Server latest release.

Step 1: Download the Microsoft SQL Server Red Hat repository configuration file:

Issue following command as root user:-

curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/mssql-server.repo

Step 2: Install SQL Server:

yum -y install mssql-server

Step 3: Setup SQL Server Installation:

/opt/mssql/bin/mssql-conf setup

The Setup would prompt for the type of edition and sa password, please supply the same on the command prompt itself.

This completes the SQL Server installation on Linux, you can cross check the SQL Server service and processes from below commands:-


systemctl status mssql-server

ps -ef | grep sqlservr | grep -v grep

netstat -tulpn | grep 1434

Step 4: Connect to the SQL Server Instance:

For connecting you need to first install mssql-tools sqlcmd , bcp, which can be installed by executing below command


curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/msprod.repo


yum install -y mssql-tools unixODBC-devel

Mssq-tools has been installed now but to use them add the mssql-tools binaries to your path:

export PATH=”$PATH:/opt/mssql-tools/bin”

export PATH=$PATH:/opt/mssql-tools/bin

To permanently add it, enter below command for every user by which you want to access mssql-tools binaries:-

Once this is done you can connect to SQL Server Instance by executing below command:-

sqlcmd -S localhost -U SA -P ”

Step 5: Now to allow remote connection you need to disable firewall, this can be achieved by:

Disabling firewall:

systemctl disable firewalld

OR Allow port 1433:

firewall-cmd –zone=public –add-port=1434/tcp –permanent
firewall-cmd –reload

Step 6: Install SQL Server Agent

yum install mssql-server-agent
systemctl restart mssql-server

Hope this helps!


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