Linux Primer for SQL Server DBAs


Join us on Wednesday, March 21st
11 AM - 12 PM ET

Presented by Kevin Kline (Microsoft MVP & SentryOne Technical Product Manager) and Charles Kim (Oracle ACE & CEO of Viscosity North America) 

Come learn how to navigate in the world of Linux and learn the essential Linux commands covering commonly used distributions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Enterprise Server (SLES v12). After the session you will be better equipped to perform the day-to-day management of the Linux environment such as how to stop, start, enable and disable SQL Server Services on Linux. 

You will also learn the essentials of:

  • Shell scripting 
  • File system and directory maintenance
  • Cron job scheduling
  • Finding large files and directories
  • Regular expressions
  • Manipulating files with vi
  • Performance monitoring
    • Reviewing top CPU and memory consumers
    • Identifying top consuming processes
  • Log management
  • Firewall management
  • Setting up ssh equivalence between Linux servers
  • Setting up a vncserver

Stay tuned in the upcoming months, for the rest of our sessions in this series including

  • Linux Fundamentals for SQL Server DBAs
  • Linux Best Practices for SQL Server DBAs
  • Containerization Essentials for SQL Server DBAs

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Charles Kim

Charles is an Oracle ACE Director, Oracle Certified DBA, a Certified RAC Expert and Certified Exadata Implementation Specialist. He is also a VMware vExpert and a VMware Certified Professional. Charles specializes in RAC, Exadata, Virtualization and authored 8 books. He holds certifications in Oracle, VMware, Red Hat Linux, and Microsoft SQL. Charles presents regularly at local, regional, national, and international Oracle conferences.


Kevin Kline

Kevin (@kekline) is responsible for expanding SentryOne's technical sales and marketing initiatives and is also heavily involved in product design activities. He is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Google Author, and long-time blogger at and at