I launch production servers on SLES in the Amazon cloud (AWS EC2) and for testing and development I have been using openSUSE on locally run virtual machines (using VMWare Fusion on two MacBooks I alternative between).

For various reasons I would like to move from openSUSE to SLE, but now that I tried out both SLES and SLED on trial, I'm having trouble seeing why SLED is not an acceptable and significantly cheaper subscription for test and development servers.

I use AutoYast with an autoinst.xml and have scripts calling zypper setting up my virtual machine test and dev servers so I don't care what the SLED DVD installs by default, I don't use those defaults.

Is there a problem using SLED for test and development servers that I am not able to see?