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Old 08-18-2009, 02:31 AM   #1
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Unhappy Red Hat Linux licensing on MS-Hyper-V


I want to install two virtual Red Hat 5 linux servers on my MS Hyper-V server. How is the licensing of my Linux distributions handled ? 1license per virtual server or does it depend on the number of CPU's or RMA that I assign to those servers ? Where can I find an official article about this ? And is Microsoft involved in the licensing of this ?

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You don't so much "license" Redhat as "subscribe" to it. Your subscriptions require you to register the hosts in RedHat Network (RHN).

This article explains how to register virtual hosts on RHN:

It doesn't specifically talk about Hyper V but it seems the same would apply.

The link below talks about MS-Redhat cooperation on Hyper-V and RHEL:

Of course RHEL provides XEN so you don't have to use Hyper-V if all your guests are going to be RHEL. Why pay for a Windows license if you don't need to do so?


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