Test Server Licensing

I have a virtual machine running SUSE 12sp4 in production. I want to make a copy of that machine so that I can do a test distribution and application upgrade. When I start the copy, it will be with a different name and IP address, but I want to be able to connect to SUSE for the distribution upgrade downloads. Does this require a paid license even though it will not be used in production and will be deleted after testing?

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  • malcolmlewismalcolmlewis Knowledge Partner
    edited February 17

    @skornegay@sosnc.gov Hi and welcome to the Forum :)
    Is the virtual machine host running SLES? If you check SUSE Customer Center https://scc.suse.com/ does the license allow extra virtual machines for your entitlement? But it is probably something you need to ask your SUSE Partner...

  • If you have a valid license you can register several virtual machines "VM". Because the licensing Suse is for sockets and it doesn't for the amount the VMs. As the co-working says you can consult in the Suse Customer Center "https://scc.suse.com".
    Only a note the version SUSE 12sp4 doesn't have support official Suse because this support finish in "30 Jun 2020".

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