[CentOS] 4.4 versas AS and ES
craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Oct 30 05:46:47 UTC 2006
On Sun, 2006-10-29 at 23:08 -0600, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-10-29 at 22:46 -0600, Barry Brimer wrote:
> > > I am a new user of Centos and have started the process of becoming
> > > informed as to what centos can do. Sorry to ask a simple question but
> > > can you tell me where centos 4.4 compares with Red Hat Enterpres AS or
> > > ES?
> > There is no technical difference between RHEL AS and RHEL ES. The
> > difference is in what Red Hat will or will not support as far as the
> > number of CPUs and the amount of RAM in a system. RHEL 4 ES and RHEL 4
> > AS can both support the hardware listed for RHEL AS. The difference is
> > that if you call Red Hat and have support for RHEL ES and you have more
> > than 2 physical processors or more than 16 GB of RAM they will tell you
> > that you are running an unsupported configuration. If you are running
> > RHEL 4 AS with the same configuration, you are running a supported
> > configuration.
> > These issues do not plague CentOS. You can expect CentOS 4 to run
> > hardware up to the same configuration of RHEL 4 AS.
> > Barry
> Barry and Craig,
> Thanks for your answers. This helps a lot. Is there anything that RH 4
> ES or AS can do that Centos 4.4 is unable to perform. Then it looks
> like Centos is just as stable as ES or AS, and the support will probably
> be better on this list than calling RH.
> I was considering migrating an application from SCO to RedHat, and now
> it looks like Centos would even be better.
Red Hat is selling a service level agreement. CentOS is user supported.
You have to draw your own conclusions as to the value of a Red Hat SLA.
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