[unclug] UNC campus Red Hat site license question
John W. Sopko Jr.
sopko at cs.unc.edu
Thu Jun 10 11:57:03 EDT 2004
Andy Ingham wrote:
> Folks --
> I'm getting some conflicting information about the *level* of the
> entitlements that come via the UNC campus Red Hat licenses. Since a
> bunch of folks are already using the licenses, can someone tell me if
> the license entitles you to just the "update" module via RHN or
> additionally the "management" module via RHN.
When you use the campus account you are getting a basic user account,
you lose the admin account. An account is created for you and you are
put in a system group for your department. So you lose the ability to
create groups but you still have the other management funtionality.
> We currently have a dozen ES and WS licenses directly from RH (purchased
> 11/03) that include the "management" component. Yes, the price is
> *much* better with the campus agreement, but having to step back from
> the management capabilities would be unfortunate.
> [BTW, as ES is not covered by the site license, we may be doing some ES
> > AS migrations. According to RH tech support, it is a straightforward
> process. I obviously haven't tried it yet, though. Let me know if
> anyone is interested in the steps I was told to take.]
Yes, we have one ES system we bought in Dec 2003, as far as I can tell
ES and AS are the same except for marketing and licensing. I want to
make my ES system an AS system, I figured there was some config file
changes and then maybe delete the rhn account and re-register. I would
appreciate the steps.
> Are the "management" features available via the campus licenses?
> Andy Ingham
> Systems Librarian
> University Libraries
> UNC-Chapel Hill
> andy_ingham at unc.edu
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