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Old 04-16-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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Question Do RHEL6.2 required mandatory of license


Hi,

Do we need to buy license for rhel6.2.
Because in rhel6.1, popup was coming and asking for registration and validity showing 30 days only.

Need clear picture.

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Old 04-16-2012, 06:26 AM   #2
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you need a license yes. There is no point running RHEL without one. You will not get updates etc. If you do not wish to purchase a license, you should use CentOS instead, which will give you the same environment without the licensing requirements.
 
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for the update!!

Yes we need to go with license if support/Updates required.
But my question about RHEL6.2, which required key to sign with redhat, then only we will continue.
Is that mandatory now onwards version?

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Old 04-16-2012, 06:47 AM   #4
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Sorry, I don't understand what you're asking.
 
Old 04-16-2012, 06:55 AM   #5
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Do we need key to complete rhel6.x installation? or we can proceed without it?
 
Old 04-16-2012, 07:01 AM   #6
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you can install without it, but it's a pointless thing to do if you're not going to register it with RHN
 
Old 04-17-2012, 10:34 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by JATA01 View Post
Hi,
Do we need to buy license for rhel6.2.
Because in rhel6.1, popup was coming and asking for registration and validity showing 30 days only.

Need clear picture.
RHEL has always been free to download/install/use. However, unless you're going to pay for it, use CentOS or Scientific instead. Without a subscription, you will NOT get support/patches/bugfixes/updates, and have a very shaky server. And anytime you need help with Red Hat's licensing options or requirements....you need to CALL RED HAT.
 
Old 04-17-2012, 04:53 PM   #8
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AFAIK, it should run. You are simply not entitled to updates or support.
Having a server deactivate itself due to a problem with licensing could fail a production server and I don't think they want to run that risk.
If you want to be safe, get a basic subscription and use its installation key.
It should run forever but update entitlements, again, stop after a year without renewal.
 
Old 04-18-2012, 02:01 AM   #9
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Having a server deactivate itself due to a problem with licensing could fail a production server
Not a problem with RHEL. The installed OS does not have a built-in License checker, unlike most commercial/non-FOSS systems.
All it means (as above) is that you won't get any updates or support.
If this IS a serious prod server you have 2 options

1. get the correct subscription from RH by paying for it
2. get Centos/Scientific Linux (includes updates) instead and do your own support
 
  


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