[CentOS] 4.4 versas AS and ES

Mon Oct 30 05:08:11 UTC 2006
Gregory P. Ennis <PoMec at PoMec.Net>

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.