Question: What is the no-cost Red Hat Developer Subscription?

Answer: The Red Hat Developer program provides a number of benefits, including a no-cost Red Hat Developer Subscription which allows access to products offered through the program for use in a development environment. You can get this subscription by registering for the Red Hat Developer program, then navigating to the Products for Developers page of the Red Hat Developer portal. Access to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product is included in the no-cost Red Hat Developer Subscription.

Question: How has the subscription provided by the program changed?

Answer: Prior to March 2018, new members of the Red Hat Developer program received a no-cost subscription called the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Subscription. After March 2018, new members receive a new subscription called the Red Hat Developer Subscription. The new no-cost Red Hat Developer Subscription provides access to all the previous products offered through the program.

Program members who have activated the legacy Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Subscription may continue run up to 99 VMs inside their activated copy of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL.) Under the new no-cost Red Hat Developer Subscription available from March 2018 onward, the maximum number of VMs supported by RHEL is now 16.

As with the previous subscription, the new Red Hat Developer Subscription continues to be self-supported, intended for development purposes only, and may not address known security vulnerabilities.

Question: What does this VM entitlement changes mean for me?

Answer: If you have registered or renewed your subscription before March 2018, your current RHEL VM entitlement remains at 99 until your subscription expires 1 year from the activation date. When you renew your subscription, it will be replaced with the new no-cost Red Hat Developer Subscription and your VM entitlement becomes 16.

If you have, or had, the legacy no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Subscription you may request to have the 99 RHEL VM entitlement grandfathered. To make the request, please send an email to the Red Hat Customer Service Department customerservice@redhat.com.