How to choose a licensing model for SQL Server on Linux

Applies to: SQL Server 2017 on Linux (all editions)


If you install Microsoft SQL Server on Linux by using the mssql-conf Setup tool, and if you purchased the appropriate license through the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), you can select one of the appropriate PAID options from among the following SQL Server editions:

  • Evaluation (free, no production use rights, 180-day limit)
  • Developer (free, no production use rights)
  • Express (free)
  • Web (PAID)
  • Standard (PAID)
  • Enterprise (PAID)
  • Enterprise Core (PAID)
  • "I bought a license through a retail sales channel and have a product key to enter."