[CentOS-virt] [offtopic] RHEL guest inclusion (was: Reading the new 6.0 manual)

Mon Jun 20 16:37:06 UTC 2011
Eric Searcy <emsearcy at gmail.com>

(off topic)

On Jun 17, 2011, at 1:16 PM, Scott Dowdle wrote:

> Just to clarify... Red Hat's virtualization entitlement is for management/support from RHN.  The way they sell RHEL... you can have 1 VM, 4 VMs or unlimited VMs.  When I say VMs there I mean supported RHN subscribed RHEL installs where you register them with RHN and they get updates like any RHEL box would.  So you are affectively getting 2, 5 or unlimited RHEL update entitlements.  This is done by installing an additional package or two in the RHEL VM, and registering it with RHN so it knows it is a VM and RHN knows which physical host it is associated with.
> If you want to run any number of virtual non-RHEL OSes, go for it.  They are not accounted for.  The only thing accounted for are RHN subscriptions by physical or virtual machines. It isn't like virt-manager phones home... it does not.

While I suspect that yes, the system won't stop you from doing this, I did hear from a Red Hat account manager when I was pricing out RHEL that you are supposed to purchase for the total number of guests of any operating system, not just RHEL.

Or maybe I was misinformed.  Anybody else familiar with this?