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Old 12-06-2010, 09:37 AM   #1
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Ca'nt Evaluation Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6


I'm try to download Evaluation Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6 from Red Hat but It shows
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Existing Evaluation Subscription
Thank you for your request. It appears that you have already activated an evaluation of 30-day Unsupported Evaluation Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Up to 2 Sockets). Please contact sales for more information.
Please help me!
 
Old 12-06-2010, 09:40 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ
Perhaps you can do what it says:
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Please contact sales for more information.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:02 AM   #3
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Do you have direct link?
Thanks!
 
Old 12-06-2010, 10:06 AM   #4
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https://engage.redhat.com/forms/cont...t_sales&eid=21
 
Old 12-07-2010, 07:02 AM   #5
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I contacted Red Hat but they don't rely me. What can I do?
 
Old 12-07-2010, 07:19 AM   #6
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Keep trying... otherwise CentOS? Scientific Linux?
 
Old 12-07-2010, 07:19 AM   #7
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spend the cash and buy it
it is not 100% free

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Please contact sales for more information.
https://www.redhat.com/wapps/store/catalog.html
 
Old 10-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #8
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Evaluation Copy

Red Hat Enterprise Server has a 30 Day evaluation available upon registration.
If you start the download, but cancel it - you get the message that the questioner posted.
If you take longer than 30 days to download - you get the message that the questioner posted.

We took too long in between downloading an evaluation copy and installing it on our new server.
So, we have received the same message.

Since we were going to purchase RHES for 8 servers anyway, it is not about money.

There are legitimate reasons to need an evaluation copy from a manufacturer.
It is not always being cheap like many of the comments indicated.

As your server requirements get more complex, as you wait on custom configuration of proprietary programs for your site, as you wait on parts being back ordered, or as you wait on chip delays from a manufacturer; you realize that a 30 day time period to evaluate is way too short for most companies or institutions. A 90 day period would be more reasonable.
 
Old 10-16-2012, 03:32 PM   #9
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For IBM Power, I think there is a 60 day evaluation period for RH and for SUSE.
VMWare is 60 days on a lot of packages also.

Last edited by TimMorrison; 10-16-2012 at 03:40 PM. Reason: Removed duplicate content, added new content
 
Old 10-16-2012, 04:53 PM   #10
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Out of curiosity, did you contact Red Hat, explain the situation, and ask for an extension of your 30 days? What was their response?
 
Old 10-16-2012, 05:25 PM   #11
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We had someone from RH contacting us for 3 months, every few weeks.

When I said that our evaluation seems to be expired prior to download, the response was "I will see if I can get an extension for you". They also asked us more questions regarding our installation, when we were going to start, equipment, rollout, 12 month plans, support, response times, etc. Basically, it seems they would extend an evaluation with enough justification. No deception on their part, just a 30 day limited window.

As we need this server up 2 weeks from now to meet our deadline, we are going to go ahead and purchase the software.
We know enough about RHEL 6, the hardware is all certified, the other programs are all certified, no real reason for us to go the evaluation route. It would be nice to use the eval from 11/01/12 to 12/31/12 and have the registered version and support start 0101/13. But that make RH revolve around our sun, not their view that the rest of the universe revolves around them.
 
  


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