I got a strange problem at my company. We are using 4x single instances of the rancher server to manage a few on-prem clusters with the integration of vsphere. (2 locations and in each location one “testing” and one “production” environment)
We have no paid subscription of any kind for rancher - we are using the “free” version without any support.
Now we have a license-audit from SUSE (primarly in regards of our Suse Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Patchmanager products) but out of the blue they state that our usage of rancher is not “free” and we “must” pay for it.
They claim 3xx.xxx€ for the Rancher Management Servers and 18x.xxx€ for the K8s-Nodes.
From my understanding plus the information on the rancher website and the Apache 2.0 license in the github repo there is no way we are in violation of any license?
Did anybody encounter something simmilar with SUSE or has any thoughts on this? oO
thanks for your reply - since i am from germany and my company is in contact with our local SUSE sales rep´s i would like you to answer the following question with a simple yes or no (i think that is important to know for others here on the forum as well and should not be discussed only in “private”):