Virtualization Licence for Linux RHEL 5

Posted on 2010-01-05
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Last Modified: 2013-11-08

I have 5 license for my RHEL 5.  If i use Virtualization one on machine, does that mean that I will loose one of the license? or for each license I can install any number of virtual machine?
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BrianWe earned 2000 total points
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Short answer yes.

Long answer, Redhat licenses the instances you use, if you are using a host to create multiple virtual client OS environments, with a general retail licence, youre going to use one for each guest OS.. if you have a corporate or custom licence with redhat, then you will have to contact your rep.

if you do run out of licences, consider using CentOS, which is essentially the same product with no licence restrictions.. Keep RHEL for those places where you have to have it for application compatibility.

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