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vamshi_krishv 05-23-2012 09:55 AM

Can i Use RHEL Server Enterprise Edition Free, My service subscription going to end.
 
Dear All,

Currently i have configured my Application on RHEL Enterprise Edition ( 5.6 ), currently it's on Production.

By Service subscription ends by this Month, Can i Continue Using the Same without Subscription. Will Redhat Sends me any Notice for Payment or Demands anything. I have no need of any Updates or Support from Redhat.

Will they Demand any Cost later, while using this as Free. i heard Mixed Answers regarding this, Some say Redhat is Free as per software is concern, Some say we cant use it free on production Environment without subscription.

What is R8.

Regard's
Raki

snowpine 05-23-2012 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vamshi_krishv (Post 4685589)
Dear All,

Currently i have configured my Application on RHEL Enterprise Edition ( 5.6 ), currently it's on Production.

By Service subscription ends by this Month, Can i Continue Using the Same without Subscription. Will Redhat Sends me any Notice for Payment or Demands anything. I have no need of any Updates or Support from Redhat.

Will they Demand any Cost later, while using this as Free. i heard Mixed Answers regarding this, Some say Redhat is Free as per software is concern, Some say we cant use it free on production Environment without subscription.

What is R8.

Regard's
Raki

Your RedHat is outdated (5.8 is the latest 5.x series, and 6.2 is the current) so I recommend you either contact redhat.com and get up-to-date, or switch to CentOS (which is always free-of-charge).

custangro 05-23-2012 11:37 AM

You can RHEL 5.2 without paying for it...you just won't get support or security updates (i.e. yum "won't work")

Just trying to clear things up - there is an misnomer with people thinking you have to "pay" for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. You're paying for support and patches...not the OS itself

--C

unSpawn 05-23-2012 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by vamshi_krishv (Post 4685589)
Dear All,

I am sorry. All is not home right now. So I answer in his stead.

Please do not tack your question onto stale threads.
Your post and responses have been moved to a new thread.
This will help your question get the attention it deserves.

vamshi_krishv 05-24-2012 09:17 AM

Thank's custangro

My Production application doesn't require any updates or support form RHEL. Can i use Red Hat Enterprise Linux without subscription ( in Production Environment ), as i require no support from RHEL. Later Will they force me to pay ? ( Like Microsoft )

Regard's
Raki

custangro 05-24-2012 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by vamshi_krishv (Post 4686377)
Thank's custangro

My Production application doesn't require any updates or support form RHEL. Can i use Red Hat Enterprise Linux without subscription ( in Production Environment ), as i require no support from RHEL. Later Will they force me to pay ? ( Like Microsoft )

Regard's
Raki

No.

Although I'd look into migrating your application to CentOS or Scientific Linux.

But in the meantime you're okay.

-C

chrism01 05-28-2012 09:33 PM

The point is your system will no longer receive updates, including security!.
You really should switch to Centos or SL if you think you can do your own support.

stormtracknole 05-29-2012 11:30 AM

If your application is running in a local lan and not exposed to the internet, then your risk are lower. It will also depends on who can connect to it. If you know what you are doing and can keep a close eye on the computer itself, then it should be fine. If you are not comfortable doing that, then you can easily migrate to either CentOS or Scientific Linux. I think there are even some guides on how to migrate from a RHEL installation to CentOS by modifying your yum repos.


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