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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Support Information

RHEL Site Subscription Information

The University has purchased a site-subscription for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This subscription allows us to offer an enterprise-class Linux operating system, and accompanying services, to current students, faculty, and staff members for both personal and institutional use. We've also deployed a Red Hat Network proxy server for installing new software packages, updating the software you've already installed, and keeping your operating system patched. Having a local proxy means you won't be receiving your updates over the Internet from Red Hat; you'll be using a system located on UTA's network.

Obtaining Red Hat Enterprise Linux from UTA

Please see the downloads section of the web site for downloadable disc images. If you've already obtained RHEL and would like to use our proxy server to receive updates, please see the RHN Update Client Configuration instructions.

Site Subscription Limits

  • Students, faculty and staff may use Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS for personal use on their personally-owned computer systems.
  • Students must be currently enrolled in classes, faculty and staff must be currently employed by the University to use the update service.
  • Access to the UTA-provided Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution and/or update service may not be shared.
  • The site subscription does not include email or telephone support directly from Red Hat, Inc. If you require support, please purchase directly from Red Hat, Inc. 

Available To:

  • Currently Enrolled UT Arlington Students
  • Faculty (currently appointed) and Staff
  • Departments and Offices at UT Arlington