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Cloud Access for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® delivers high performance, reliability, and security and is certified by the leading hardware and software vendors. Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Cloud Access enables you to move to the cloud by providing a consistent application environment across physical, virtual, and cloud deployments.


To be eligible for using Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions with Cloud Access, a customer must

  • Have a minimum of 25 active subscriptions and move only unused Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform Premium and/or Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Premium subscriptions, and have a direct support relationship with Red Hat.
  • Customers should contact Red Hat sales to purchase additional eligible subscriptions or to upgrade current subscriptions to Premium support if this requirement is not met.
  • Inform Red Hat of the number of subscriptions that are to be used in the cloud. Once subscriptions are moved to the cloud, they must remain there for a minimum of six months.
  • Agree to Red Hat Cloud Access subscription terms and conditions of use.

NOTE: Customers with Red Hat Enterprise Linux offerings supported by third parties or hardware OEM offerings are not eligible for use in the cloud. Red Hat Academic Program customers and desktop or client offerings are not eligible, but you may purchase Red Hat products on demand directly from one of Red Hat's Certified Public Cloud Providers.

One Red Hat Enterprise Linux Premium subscription can be used to run one concurrent instance in the cloud, regardless of Amazon virtual instance size (small, large, extra-large, etc.).

  • The virtualization entitlements included with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform do not transfer into the cloud. One subscription equals one instance.
  • Your account number from a cloud provider can be associated with only one Red Hat account. Multiple cloud provider account numbers may be associated with a single Red Hat account.
  • Access to cloud instances are valid only while currently subscribed to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server or Advanced Platform Premium subscriptions.
  • Base images and updates:

    • Red Hat Certified Public Cloud Providers are required to provide you with Red Hat product images that are certified and supported by Red Hat. They include any critical errata or updates so that you always have the most current Red Hat product images.
    • Red Hat only supports base images and packages provided within the cloud, whether contained in the base images or cloud update service. Packages supported outside of the cloud, for example GFS, under standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription terms are not supported in cloud.

It's easy to start using your Red Hat products on a Red Hat Certified Public Cloud. You will need:

  • Your Red Hat account number
  • Your cloud provider account number. If you don't remember your provider account number, or need to sign up for a new one, please contact the provider directly.

Step 1: Check your eligibility
Review and confirm you meet the eligibility requirements of Cloud Access.

Step 2: Enroll
When you click the Enroll Now button above you will be prompted to log into your Red Hat Account where you can register for Red Hat Cloud Access for a Red Hat product(s) on one of Red Hat's Certified Public Cloud Providers.