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  1. What happens after the 1 year subscription expires?

    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/blo...-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/s...-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

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    Re: What happens after the 1 year subscription expires?

    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.

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    Re: What happens after the 1 year subscription expires?

    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



    Quote Originally Posted by ab View Post
    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.

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    Re: What happens after the 1 year subscription expires?

    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

    Quote Originally Posted by robert_munteanu View Post
    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/blo...-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/s...-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

  5. Re: What happens after the 1 year subscription expires?

    Great, thanks for clearing that up!

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