SQL Server Administration & Maintenance

SQH05 Building Your First SQL Server Container Lab in Docker


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Introductory

Chris Bell

WaterOx Consulting, Inc.

A few years back virtualization changed the way to work with SQL and infrastructure. Now the next chapter is opening and it's all about containers. Containers can make the DBA's job of creating and deploying servers much easier freeing them up for other tasks such as performance tuning and security.

In this session, we will go over the concepts of containers, their general capabilities, and then build, connect and configure a SQL 2017 Dev edition server in a Docker for WIndows container for use as a private lab.

You will learn:

  • Understand what containers are and how they can be used by you or your company
  • Build a container with SQL Server for practice purposes
  • Configure some features of your container usually not covered when it comes to a SQL Lab