virtualization documentation supports which operating systems
For these questions I'd recommend talking to a Red Hat sales rep. In my experience they're very helpful.
But I've recently been informed about the new subscription model that's valid since March 1st, 2011. I don't know if I'm allowed to copy from the presentation I've been given so see http://www.redhat.com/rhel/purchasing_guide.html.
What I can tell is that the new model is based on the number of sockets and includes a number of virtual guests. You have the choice of 1, 4 or an unlimited amount of virtual guests.
So the subscription you need is determined by the amount of sockets, the amount of virtual guests and the type of support you want.
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> firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Doll, Margaret Ann
> Sent: donderdag 3 november 2011 13:36
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> Subject: Re: virtualization documentation supports which operating systems
> If I am running RedHat 6.1 on my server, can I use Fedora 13 on the clients?
> Or do the clients also have to be running RedHat?
> I will purchase a RedHat contract for the server. Do I purchase a RedHat
> contract for the clients if I use RedHat on them?
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 5:48 PM, Eugene Vilensky <email@example.com>
> > On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 3:00 PM, Doll, Margaret Ann
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > According to the documentation written in 2010
> > >
> > > RHEV presently supports the following virtualized guest operating
> > systems:
> > >
> > > - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (32 bit and 64 bit)
> > > - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (32 bit and 64 bit)
> > > - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (32 bit and 64 bit)
> > > - Windows XP Service Pack 3 and newer (32 bit only)
> > > - Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and newer (32 bit and 64 bit)
> > > - Windows Server 2008 (32 bit and 64 bit)
> > > - Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit only)
> > > - Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
> > >
> > > I assume that RHEV has been upgraded to support RH 6.1.
> > > Will it support Fedora on the clients, especially Fedora 13?
> > > Fedora 13 and RH 6.1 seem to be using the same glibc-common libraries.
> > Sorry for the pedantry, but is your question "will it support" or
> > "will Red Hat support?"
> > It's an important distinction.
> > Cheers,
> > Eugene
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