Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Moving to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Transitioning your existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS installation to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 couldn't be easier. Your subscription already entitles you to version 5, and you will be able to access the appropriate distribution channels when you login to Red Hat Network. Simply download the new version and install it.

Version 5 will announce itself as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, with no reference to AS or ES. However the underlying subscription limits will persist - ES customers will be supported on systems with up to 2 processor sockets, while AS customers will be supported on systems of any size. Both AS and ES customers will be able to use virtualization immediately, and will find that Red Hat Network entitles them to manage up to four guests per server.

When a Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS subscription is renewed it will automatically shift to the Advanced Platform part number, and the additional Red Hat Network entitlements will be enabled. These will allow management of an unlimited number of guests per server, and will also provide access to the storage virtualization and high availability components (Red Hat Global File System and Red Hat Cluster Suite).

Previous versions

The following table shows the translation for the major products and subscription levels:

Subscription comparison

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES, Basic Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Basic
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES, Standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Standard
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES, Premium Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Premium
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, Standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform, Standard
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, Premium Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform, Premium
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS, Basic Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation option, Basic
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS, Standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation option, Standard
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS HPC Compute Node (2) Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Nodes, Basic (Up to 2 sockets)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS HPC Compute Node (4) Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Nodes, Basic (Up to 4 sockets)