Clarification on RHEL development no cost license

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Recently with RedHat no-cost offering program, I can see we can get a RedHat license without any cost and we can install it for small production purposes. But I am not much clear on what is this small production purpose. If we subscribe for 10 dev licenses then all together we can install this RHEL for 160 server instances (Dev license can be used for a maximum of 16 times). is it possible?
Further, with the developer license, we can subscribe to base repos and app streams also. Plus we get updates from the corresponding repos till their EOL. considering all these factors, I do not clearly understand why we should purchase an RHEL license (Eg: $349 - self-support license). The only difference I see is, we don’t receive phone support if we move with the RHEL dev license. Can someone please explain to me what will happen if we run a production cluster with multiple RHEL dev licenses? Can we do it? What would be the impact of it? or I am incorrect? have I got misunderstood?

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Hi !

You cannot subscribe for more than one single individual free no-cost Red Hat developer license without breaking the terms and
conditions, which means you can deploy up to 16 (physical and/or virtual) RHEL systems. If you need more - buy a subscription. :)

https://developers.redhat.com/articles/faqs-no-cost-red-hat-enterprise-linux
https://developers.redhat.com/terms-and-conditions

Regards,
Christian

Hi Christian, Thank you for sharing this information with me. What if I deploy a docker container with RHEL developer license and let multiple users use it as a testing environment. Does it violate these terms? I didn't specifically notice such a clause in the above documents. Any idea on that?

Hi !

Once you register a RHEL system running within a container, one entitlement gets consumed - no difference here. :)

Regards,
Christian