Have you heard that RHEL is available ‘free’ for your Development Environment?

It sure is – woo hoo!

Dance on over to https://developer.redhat.com, sign up and accept their terms.

You can then download the latest ISO (7.2 at the time of this writing) and load it up on a server or VM. Make sure you select “Developer Tools” during the installation.

If you selected Basic (no GUI), you’ll need to run a few extra steps after installing, in order to get your yum updates.

First:

# subscription-manager register

Registering to: subscription.rhn.redhat.com:443/subscription
Username: your new shiny name
Password:
The system has been registered with ID: XXXXXXXX

Then:

# subscription-manager attach

 

Installed Product Current Status:
Product Name: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Status: Subscribed

Finally:

# subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-server-rhscl-7-rpms
# subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-optional-rpms
# subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-extras-rpms

 



Now don’t be a jerk and try to use it in production; all it takes is one support call and accidentally outing yourself to cause your entire company to be forced to conduct a licensing audit. ¬†That won’t be fun.¬†