Getting started with Red Hat Cloud Access

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Introduction to Red Hat Cloud Access

Red Hat Cloud Access allows you to move your Red Hat subscriptions from physical or on-premise systems onto specific, certified cloud providers with full support from Red Hat.

Red Hat Cloud Access ensures that your subscriptions are treated the same, regardless of the environment where you use them.

  • Move subscriptions and virtual images to certified public cloud providers.
  • Maintain your existing support relationship with Red Hat.
  • Access all errata and updates to ensure security and quality.
  • Maintain the consistency and security of your applications.
  • Access support resources like the Customer Portal, knowledgebase, videos, and reference architectures.

Customers using Cloud Access have two options for moving their subscriptions to a public cloud:

  • Use your own image: Upload your own images to the cloud based on your subscriptions.

  • Gold Images: Use your eligible Red Hat subscriptions to unlock Red Hat Gold Images within your Amazon Web Services (AWS) console. Learn more about the Gold Image offering

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Verifying eligibility for Cloud Access

For a subscription to be eligible for the Red Hat Cloud Access program, it must meet certain criteria.

  • Only unused subscriptions can be moved.
  • The subscriptions must have either a Standard or a Premium service level agreement.
  • There must be a direct support relationship with Red Hat.
  • You must agree to the Red Hat Cloud Access program terms and conditions of use on the enrollment form.
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Requirements
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Move only unused Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, or both subscriptions; have either a Standard or Premium service level agreement; and have a direct support relationship with Red Hat.
Red Hat JBoss Middleware Have at least 1 active Premium or Standard 16-core subscription in a single Red Hat account and have a direct support relationship with Red Hat. If this requirement is not met, contact Red Hat Sales. Move only unused cores to the cloud, in any number, up to the total number of cores. You may split a 16- or 64-core subscription between public cloud use and your data center. For example, with a 16-core subscription, you may use 2 on a public cloud and 14 in your data center.
Red Hat Gluster Buy Red Hat Gluster. Contact your Red Hat Sales representative to buy eligible subscriptions.
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Have at least 1 unused, active 2-core Premium or Standard Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform subscription in a single Red Hat account. Move only unused subscriptions to the cloud. Any number of subscriptions may be moved, as long as the minimum subscription requirement is achieved.
Red Hat CloudForms Have at least 1 unused Red Hat CloudForms premium subscription in a single Red Hat account (manages 1 public cloud virtual machine). Contact Red Hat sales to buy additional eligible subscriptions or to upgrade current subscriptions to premium support if this requirement is not met. Move only unused subscriptions to the cloud. Any number of subscriptions may be moved, as long as the minimum subscription requirement is achieved.

Red Hat Cloud Access program details

Red Hat Software Subscription
"Unit" Deployed When On-Premise "Unit" When Deployed on a Vendor Cloud
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (physical or virtual nodes) Either 1 physical node or 2 virtual nodes 2 virtual nodes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server product* 1 system 1 virtual guest
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Core band 1 virtual core up to the maximum number of cores in the core band**
Red Hat JBoss Web Server Core band 1 virtual core up to the maximum number of cores in the core band**
Red Hat Gluster Storage for Public Cloud N/A 1 virtual guest
Red Hat CloudForms Premium N/A 1 virtual guest
  • Certain Red Hat Enterprise Linux products with units that are “systems” may be converted. Contact your account manager to determine whether you have subscriptions that qualify.

** Except for vendor instance sizing that is determined based on physical hardware specifications, in which case the cloud “unit” shall be 1 physical core.

Migrating subscriptions to certified cloud providers using your own images

Migrating subscriptions means that you associate your Red Hat account and current product subscriptions with your cloud provider account.

When you migrate a subscription to a certified cloud provider, you’ll need to:
1. Make sure that you have your Red Hat account number and your cloud provider account ID*\.
2. Open the enrollment form.
3. Select the cloud provideryou are using, and enter the account number for that provider.
4. Select the product you are migrating and the number of subscriptions you are moving to the cloud. You may select multiple subscriptions to migrate, but they must all contain the same quantity.
5. Click **Submit.

When you receive your migration confirmation, save it for your records and work with your cloud provider by reviewing your cloud provider's unique requirements to import images.

Migrating subscriptions to Amazon Web Services (AWS) using Red Hat Gold Images

When you migrate a subscription to AWS using a Red Hat Gold Image, images will be available to use directly within your AWS console—no need to upload an image yourself.

  1. Make sure that you have your Red Hat account number and your Amazon Web Services account number.
  2. Open the enrollment form.
  3. Enter your Amazon Account number.
  4. Select the product you are migrating and the number of subscriptions you are moving to the cloud. You may select multiple subscriptions to migrate, but they must all contain the same quantity.
  5. Click **Submit.

Save your submission confirmation for your records and allow time for Red Hat to process this request. You will receive a second confirmation when Red Hat Gold Images are available in your AWS Console.

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