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Old 01-17-2008, 12:56 AM   #1
JeffCT24
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Running CentOS at home and RHEL on the server


I'm currently running CentOS 5 on my development boxes at home (both in VMware and on a physical box)... Just migrating from Debian... very pleased so far.

I just purchased a dedicated server for production. It offers both CentOS 5 and RHEL 5 as options, free.

I know CentOS aims to be as close to RHEL as possible, but how significant are the differences between the two, in the context of me developing/testing on CentOS and then deploying on the equivalent version of RHEL? Is it worth running RHEL on the server simply because I can get it for free? Wondering if there are any gotchas and if I should just do CentOS on both for consistency (can't get RHEL at home)

Thanks for any help!
 
Old 01-17-2008, 01:41 AM   #2
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No Support with CentOS like you can pay for at RHEL.
That's it so far as I know. (that means no security alerts and stuff)
 
Old 01-17-2008, 09:27 AM   #3
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Even so, your development box should match your production box as closely as possible. If you have the option of running the exact same OS, I'd go that route.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 10:50 AM   #4
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Quote:
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No Support with CentOS like you can pay for at RHEL.
That's it so far as I know. (that means no security alerts and stuff)
Wrong, please see: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/

CentOS is normally 24-72 hours behind the RHEL security alerts and stuff, the only real difference is CentOS does have the artwork and other legal stuff removed. Updating both CentOS5 and RHEL5 is exactly the same, different yum channels are (of course) used. I strongly think that while RHEL may be a installation choice I doubt that any update channels are available.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 08:36 AM   #5
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@Lenard you're right.
I think I didn't mentioned that correct.
You Don't have Redhat Network within CentOS thats what I wanted to say.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 07:13 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies.

I went ahead with CentOS on everything. I'm running the 64-bit version on the server, a copy in vmware for development, then another on a physical box for staging/testing.
 
  


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