[CentOS] redhat vs centos

Mon Nov 7 20:29:59 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Trey Dockendorf wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 10:42 AM, John Beranek <john at redux.org.uk> wrote:
>> On 02/11/2011 10:31, Patrick Lists wrote:
>> > On 11/02/2011 11:02 AM, Tony Mountifield wrote:
>> >> What is a "socket" in their pricing model? The word can mean so many
>> >> different things...
>> >
>> > Afaik it refers to a physical cpu socket. So they count actual cpu's,
>> > not the amount of cores in each cpu.
> The sockets refers to the literal, physical CPUs.  Virtual CPUs (for
> guests) or cores do not count.  Unless your running some kind of mainframe
> you will likely have a server with anywhere from 1-2 sockets.  My
> understanding of the licensing is that you pay for the
> host/hypervisor/machine to have RHEL, plus however many guests the license
> includes.  So 4 or unlimited.
Heh. Depends on where you work: we've been getting in servers with 4, like
the Dell PE 810, and some Penguins we've got, and I think the new ones
(haven't opened any up) have more.