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Old 05-23-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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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.

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Raki
 
Old 05-23-2012, 09:39 AM   #2
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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Your RedHat is outdated (5.8 is the latest 5.x series, and 6.2 is the current) so I recommend you either contact redhat.com and get up-to-date, or switch to CentOS (which is always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).

Last edited by snowpine; 05-23-2012 at 09:51 AM.
 
Old 05-23-2012, 10:37 AM   #3
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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

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Old 05-23-2012, 10:56 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 05-24-2012, 08:17 AM   #5
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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 )

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Old 05-24-2012, 11:32 AM   #6
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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 )

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No.

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

But in the meantime you're okay.

-C
 
Old 05-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 05-29-2012, 10:30 AM   #8
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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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