Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bring-Your-Own-Subscription Gold Images now Generally Available in Azure
Updated: January 17, 2020
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) bring-your-own-subscription (BYOS) images, also referred to as RHEL Gold images, are now generally available in Azure with a simple automated sign-up process.
This will benefit RHEL users who currently have entitlements for on-premises environments and would like to migrate to Azure without paying extra for pay-as-you-go (PAYG) images. The BYOS images available are fully supported and identical to the PAYG images, but require customers to configure their own source of updates. The BYOS images do not charge the RHEL billing premiums that the PAYG images have.
To access the BYOS images, customers will need to follow an authorization process to ensure they are in possession of valid RHEL entitlements. The sign-up process is available at the Red Hat Cloud Access website.