[CentOS] Differences from upstream RHEL

Tue Nov 10 21:42:54 UTC 2015
Devin Reade <gdr at gno.org>

--On Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:53:20 PM -0800 Gordon Messmer 
<gordon.messmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> That depends on what you mean by "support."
> It's almost certainly possible to run the binaries on CentOS, but if you
> need any technical support from the vendor of that application, they
> might not provide it.  Your first step should be to talk to them directly
> and find out what level of support is available for CentOS.  Then decide
> whether or not that's a deal breaker.

The above answer is right-on.  From a technical perspective, you can
probably expect the 3rd party software to work exactly the same on
RHEL and CentOS (barring some implausible edge cases), however your
3rd party vendor may refuse to support you at all if you're using
something that's not on their supported platforms list.

That is assuming you're using mostly base CentOS or only repositories
that are known to not conflict with base.  See the CentOS wiki for

If they sign off on it, get it in writing (or save and print off that

Even if they do, you should still be using a UAT environment to satisfy
yourself and provide due diligence.