Today I had the honor to speak at the SQL Ireland User Group. I covered basics of how to run SQL Server for Linux on Azure, and also some very advance scenarios.
When running is single instance of SQL Server is not enough, and you have always on demand from business, even during a failure. SQL Server Always On availability group to the rescue.
Running a single instance of SQL might not what you want, but it is a start. And you still have Hight Availability.
Running SQL Server for Linux locally is just fine, but what about in Azure?
Docker is fine, when you need to run a handful of containers. But when it comes to running a full cluster, you need another wrapper on top of Docker.
For the latest project I worked on, I decided to test SQL Server 2017 for Linux.
Late 2017 I saw a post by Scott Hanselman on running Linux Containers on Windows (LCOW), without using MobyVM (a full, but headless VM in Hyper-V).
Since the release of .NET Core, it is almost a child's play to run .NET on other platform then Windows. With .NET Core one can officially target Windows, Linux and even macOS. But with docker you can run .NET Core on (almost) anything.
Today I had the honor to speak at the Azure Dublin meetup. I covered basics of why Azure is relevant when running anything other than Microsoft stack.
Not having access to DNS server can be hard...
The other day I was playing around with .NET Core, I decided to provision a Ubuntu Server Core and play around with .NET Core on Ubuntu.
There are several ways to start using Docker. You can either install it on your local workstation or use one of several Cloud services to run Docker. There are even online courses of Docker that provides you with the while environment needed to learn and experiment with. For now I am only going to concentrate on installation on local workstations. These g...