Hey everyone. I have a question about how RHEL works.
I'm referencing http://www.redhat.com/rhel/compare/server/
The Basic Edition of RHEL ES is $349 and contains
- 30 Days Installation and Basic Configuration Phone Support, 1 business day response
- 1 year Installation and Basic Configuration Web Support, 2 business days response
- 1 year Red Hat Network
I'm fine with the limited phone and web support. It, along with the $799 package, only includes 1 year of RHN. Does that mean that after 1 year I no longer receive updates? What exactly does the RHN do? If RHN is only Web-based updating, that's okay, because I'm fine with just running "yum -y update" or similar every now and then, or even as a cron job.
We're buying three development servers and this is the first time management has ok'ed the use of something other than Solaris. I tried to recommend CentOS but they don't really get it. Red Hat means something to them, but I don't think we should waste money on a bunch of support that we never use (I swear we purchase support for every product around here and NEVER use it).