We are glad to announce that SQL Server 2022 is now available in previewmode for both Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 and Ubuntu 22.04. For this preview, only Evaluation edition is available, which is limited to 180 days starting Thursday, July 27th, 2023.
In your Dev/Test environments, you may now take advantage of the most recent SQL Server 2022 improvements on both RHEL 9 and Ubuntu 22.04. Currently, production workloads on RHEL 9 and Ubuntu 22.04 are not supported by the SQL Server 2022 preview packages. You can run the production workloads for SQL Server 2022 on RHEL 8 and Ubuntu 22.04 and they are fully supported.
With this preview release, you now have the option to run SQL Server 2022 as a confined application when you have the SELinux enabled and in enforcing mode. Thus, seamlessly integrating with the SELinux enabled secure environments. This integration is made possible by the new package called "mssql-server-selinux" which enables the custom policies required to run SQL Server as confined application with SELinux. For more information about confined and unconfined applications with SELinux, see Getting started with SELinux.
If you prefer to run SQL Server as unconfined application like in previous version of RHEL, then you can skip the installation of the "mssql-server-selinux" package and just install the mssql-server package like you did with the previous RHEL versions. For details on how you can get started with SQL Server 2022 on RHEL 9 preview please refer: RHEL: Install SQL Server on Linux - SQL Server | Microsoft Learn
Getting Started with SQL Server 2022 on Ubuntu 22.04 (preview)
The preview packages for SQL Server 2022 on RHEL 9 and Ubuntu 22.04 are also available as container images and it is easy for you to get started. Like always, you can use both podman and/or docker tool.
SQL Server 2022 preview container image based on RHEL 9:
You can pull the preview container image using the tag: 2022-preview-rhel-9 as shown below