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Old 09-07-2011, 01:04 AM   #1
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can we use old rhel5 when we having rhel6 subscription

I am going to purchase RHEL 6 server and desktop version.
But my application software support the rhel5 version only.
So i have to use rhel5 only but my license will be for rhel6
Can i use the rhel5 version and get all updates from RHN by showing subscription of rhel6?

It simply mean if we have a license for latest version of RHEL can we get support for older version.
Old 09-07-2011, 01:29 PM   #2
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RHN license

When you have a RHN license, it is valid for all versions. You can even have multiple versions on a single machine (using virtualization) and they are ALL covered. If your version of out of support, you may find that you cannot get new software patches or packages. Security soon becomes a distressing issue, but there are no LEGAL issues and you can keep running your version as long as you wish.

RHEL 4 is near EOL and RH is sending notices to major clients, but you are far from EOL for RHEL 5.

NOTE: if you really want to justify, record the information on release lifespan available from the RH software web site. That is the direct and official statement.
Old 09-07-2011, 11:47 PM   #3
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Thanks wpeckham ............i will try to get the information from the redhat official site, but till now i haven't get something like this.
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Well, the Lifecycle Support Policy is here HTH

OTOH, since you've paid for RHEL & that includes support, why not just ask them?


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