[Novalug] RHEL license question
kevinchin5 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 05:43:29 EDT 2007
I know you asked specifically about RHEL, but thought it might be helpful to
explain the Novell position (from a Novell employee) which should be
I am making an assumption that RHEL's subscription model is similar to that
of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server's (SLES) -- that may be a bad assumption...
Some of the technical details (number of processors supported, number of
virtual machines allowed, bundled levels of support, etc.) are different
between SLES and RHEL, but the subscription models are generally very much
For SLES your purchase entitles you to updates and patches from Novell, new
versions as they are released, technical support, and in some cases
indemnification and training. To make this happen you need to
register/activate your SLES subscription. So in your example, if you
purchase a single subscription - you will only get updates and support for
That said, this is still Linux and open source software... you can "legally"
install it on as many servers as you like.
On 3/18/07, Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org> wrote:
> If I procure one copy of RHEL, how many machines can I legally install it
> I think I could install on many, just could only update one.
> Am I right?
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