Azure Marketplace image for SQL Server 2017 editions on Windows Server 2016 - Server Core
I would like to see a SQL Server 2017 editions on Windows Server 2016 - Server Core included in the Azure Marketplace. The marketplace currently only holds images for the SQL Server on full versions of Windows Server 2016 DC.
Many DBAs are comfortable with SQL Server on Windows Server Core installations. It reduces the overhead over the UI in both resource usage and patches. Also allows for quickly (re)booting nodes to be horizontally scaled when required.
Currently such a configuration can only be achieved by manually preparing a VM image and uploading it to Azure. Which also requires a 'BYOL' SQL Server license.