Not-for-Resale subscriptions

Red Hat Not-for-Resale (NFR) subscriptions are no-cost Red Hat product subscriptions that are available to Red Hat partners as a benefit of participation in Red Hat partner programs.

What’s included with NFRs

One-year subscription term with package updates and errata links. Access to all versions, variants, and add-ons of Red Hat software generally released to the public. (subscriptions are routinely renewed upon request)
Access to the
Red Hat Knowledgebase
and other resources
No-cost self-support and fee-based support subscriptions
No-charge, comprehensive access to the Red Hat product portfolio
Covered use cases attuned to partner enablement needs
You must already be enrolled as a partner before accessing these partner subscriptions. Your company may also already have access, so once you login to your account, please check the status of your subscriptions.

Use cases covered by subscriptions

Partner subscriptions enable our partners to successfully utilize and support Red Hat products across essential use cases.

Design, testing, demonstration

NFRs can be used by partners during design, testing, certification, and demonstration phases of their product, service, or solution. NFRs may not be used in production environments.

Integration with customer’s environment

NFR subscriptions may be used for the purpose of testing and certifying that a system or software application which runs on or is integrated with Red Hat technology is communicating correctly with systems and/or applications that are created by others.

Customer issue reproduction

NFR subscriptions can be used by partners to provide support of Red Hat products for the purpose of temporarily recreating customer issues to help with troubleshooting.

Internal training

Partners learning to implement or integrate Red Hat technologies can use partner subscriptions for training and enabling internal employees only. These subscriptions cannot be used for customer training or for any commercial purpose.

On-site NFRs

NFR subscriptions may be used for demonstration purposes only by partners that have attained Red Hat competencies. Sales and marketing employees of these organizations may use relevant software on internal computers or in demonstration centers to showcase the product to customers.

The product may not be left with the customer after the demonstration has been completed. NFRs may not be redistributed or used on the customer’s premise. Subscriptions are provided for the most current versions of Red Hat software only. Subscriptions are not available for downgrade rights. *If a partner requires subscriptions for a proof of concept at a customer site, evaluation subscriptions are requestable via the Red Hat sales team.

Available products

Here is a complete list of what you have access to as part of the NFR subscription package

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  • Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes
  • Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes
  • Red Hat Ansible Automation
  • Red Hat Ceph Storage
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (x86, ARM)
  • Red Hat Gluster Storage
  • Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud
  • Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Red Hat Insights
  • Red Hat Middleware
  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for IBM Z and IBM LinuxOne
  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for Power, LE
  • Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation Advanced
  • Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform
  • Red Hat Quay
  • Red Hat Satellite
  • Red Hat Virtualization


Requesting NFRs

Depending on if you are a build or sell/service partner there will be a different route for making a request. These links provide a thorough explanation of the process.