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robert_munteanu
09-Nov-2016, 00:50
Hi,

Out of curiosity, what happens to the SLE license after the 1 year period passes? The blog post at https://www.suse.com/communities/blog/suse-linux-enterprise-server-raspberry-pi/ mentions "a free, one-year, self-service registration for SLES for the Raspberry Pi". On the other hand, the documentation at https://www.suse.com/documentation/suse-best-practices/sles-rpi-quick/data/sles-rpi-quick.htm says that "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 is the first enterprise-class Linux operating system available free-of-charge for the Raspberry Pi. During its lifetime, customers running a registered SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for the Raspberry Pi system, will receive all released bug and security fixes, as well as feature updates".

And if the answer if that I have to purchase a SLE license, which one is it going to be?

Thanks,

Robert

ab
09-Nov-2016, 01:38
My understanding is that the trial license is like the current SLE trial license which lasts for (IIRC) ninety (90) days; after that point, SLES keeps on working, but patches/updates are not available until a license is added. SUSE does not stop creating patches/updates just because one customer does not have a license, but the patches/updates are not available in perpetuity to non-paying customers. Adding a license at some point in the future means all previously-unavailable patches/updates are available again.

Which license? I do not know if there is a separate license for SLES on ARM, but I suspect there will be based on the link from the blog post. Contacting a sales/account representative for an official answer may be a better option for you in the long term, assuming this does not get to an price list to which you have access fairly soon.

jayk
09-Nov-2016, 03:52
The quick start guide is incorrect. I'll get that fixed.

The Pi has a free one year subscription. If nothing changes, you could get another free year at the trial site.

Jay


Hi,

Out of curiosity, what happens to the SLE license after the 1 year period passes? The blog post at https://www.suse.com/communities/blog/suse-linux-enterprise-server-raspberry-pi/ mentions "a free, one-year, self-service registration for SLES for the Raspberry Pi". On the other hand, the documentation at https://www.suse.com/documentation/suse-best-practices/sles-rpi-quick/data/sles-rpi-quick.htm says that "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 is the first enterprise-class Linux operating system available free-of-charge for the Raspberry Pi. During its lifetime, customers running a registered SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for the Raspberry Pi system, will receive all released bug and security fixes, as well as feature updates".

And if the answer if that I have to purchase a SLE license, which one is it going to be?

Thanks,

Robert

jayk
09-Nov-2016, 03:57
SLES for The Pi has a different licence than SLES for ARM.

The trial period for SLES for Pi is also different: one year vs 60 days.

Jay




My understanding is that the trial license is like the current SLE trial license which lasts for (IIRC) ninety (90) days; after that point, SLES keeps on working, but patches/updates are not available until a license is added. SUSE does not stop creating patches/updates just because one customer does not have a license, but the patches/updates are not available in perpetuity to non-paying customers. Adding a license at some point in the future means all previously-unavailable patches/updates are available again.

Which license? I do not know if there is a separate license for SLES on ARM, but I suspect there will be based on the link from the blog post. Contacting a sales/account representative for an official answer may be a better option for you in the long term, assuming this does not get to an price list to which you have access fairly soon.

robert_munteanu
09-Nov-2016, 11:05
Great, thanks for clearing that up!