Linux OS Fundamentals for the SQL Admin

Target Audience:

The target audience for this session is the Windows sysadmin or DBA. This session is for those that have little experience with Linux. Basically, you’ve installed Linux and logged in and now you want to know what to do next.


PowerShell and SQL Server are now available on Linux and management wants you to leverage this shift in technology to more effectively manage your systems, but you’re a Windows admin!  Don’t fear! It’s just an operating system! It has all the same components Windows has and in this session we’ll show you that. We will look at the Linux operating system architecture and show you how to interact with and manage Linux system. By the end of this session you’ll be ready to go back to the office and get started working with Linux with a fundamental understanding of how it works.

Why I Want to Present This Session:

In this session we’ll cover the following
– Process control
– Service control
– Package installation
– System resource management (CPU, disk and memory)
– Using PowerShell to interact with Linux systems

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Meet Anthony Nocentino, Enterprise Architect, Founder and President of Centino Systems, Pluralsight Author, Corporate Problem Solver and a voracious student of the latest computer science technology. Anthony is only satisfied when he finds the right technology resolution for his client’s business need.  Business today thrives on data – from the C-Suite to the information worker.  Anthony specializes in all things related to data – database systems, virtualization, system and network design and performance engineering.  He designs solutions, deploys the technology and provides expertise on business system performance, architecture and security.    Anthony has a Masters in Computer Science and is working towards a PhD focusing on high performance/low latency data access algorithms on solid state disks.  Anthony is interested in engaging with anyone who strives to understand how data drives business decisions.  He seeks to work with technologists he can teach as he solves the bigger business problems faced by today’s enterprises.
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3 Comments. Leave new

Howdy sir. Just a quick note – normally I try to focus abstracts on the target attendee or the pain they’re facing, but this is one of those wide-open topics where I think everybody’s starting from the same place. You can play pretty fast and loose with abstracts like this and still get the right butts in seats. Good luck on the voting!


Thanks Brent, that’s kind of the idea. I want to take the Windows admin that’s interested in Linux and get them thinking about what it’s really made of. Starting them on their journey.

M A Srinivas
March 7, 2019 9:51 am

Awaiting this . Good Topic


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