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Installing Microsoft SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta

Most of my work involves collaborating with engineers and product managers to improve the performance, security, and manageability of workloads that are running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).  The vast majority of those I encounter in my work are built on databases that are used to store the structured data associated with those workloads. Software architects will often explore the next generation of operating platforms in advance of their release since it can help them to understand how new technology may benefit the various application workloads in their organizations. Looking at commercial databases on a beta version of a major release of a platform like RHEL can be tricky because the software provider may still be working on changes required to fully support their software on the new platform....

Preparing for Identity Management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

With the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta, we wanted to take a look at some of the changes that are coming in identity management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. We’ve been preparing for the update of the Linux authentication toolbox for some time. This is part of our continuous focus on providing IT organizations with features that are designed to give them control over their environments and raise confidence in their deployments. The release notes for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 contain a chapter that covers deprecated functionality, including identity management related packages that were deprecated in 7.4. This post expands this section and provides more context about the deprecation of the mentioned Identity Management related components. If you’re using these today, don’t worry. As described...