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robberendt
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Pinned topic Is there a list of Power SUSE linux versions supported by IBM?

‏2013-08-22T13:41:12Z |

I recently had a ticket with IBM support on a partition of SUSE Linux on Power we have.  We got it done but they did say:

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Thanks...we don't have a SLES 11.1 machine (it's actually out of support) but I checked the relevant stuff on 11.2...
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where can I get a list of what versions are supported?
Is there some sites like:

http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/i/planning/upgrade/suptschedule.html

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssm1platformibmi

  • jerberstark
    jerberstark
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    Re: Is there a list of Power SUSE linux versions supported by IBM?

    ‏2013-08-22T18:25:20Z  

    Hi Rob, you can find the supported versions of SLES for each PowerLinux system here: 

    http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/lnxinfo/v3r0m0/index.jsp?topic=%2Fliaam%2Fliaamdistros.htm

     

  • robberendt
    robberendt
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    Re: Is there a list of Power SUSE linux versions supported by IBM?

    ‏2013-08-22T19:25:45Z  

    Hi Rob, you can find the supported versions of SLES for each PowerLinux system here: 

    http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/lnxinfo/v3r0m0/index.jsp?topic=%2Fliaam%2Fliaamdistros.htm

     

    Thank you.  That's a good link.  That does show minimum Linux levels for various hardware levels.

    I wonder if that might be different than what IBM support is thinking of.  I wonder if this is more of a software level thing.  I wonder if they saying that "Yes, that level of SUSE Linux may be what the minimum level of Linux was when that hardware came out, however, there have been a number of fixes, etc in subsequent versions of Linux that we really feel that you need to be on a more current version to get IBM support".

    Much like V4R1 may be the minimum level of IBM i for a particular iSeries but IBM only supports V5R4 of IBM i and above now, and support for V5R4 ends 2013-09-30.

    Could this be?

  • robberendt
    robberendt
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    Re: Is there a list of Power SUSE linux versions supported by IBM?

    ‏2013-08-23T12:51:52Z  

    Thank you.  That's a good link.  That does show minimum Linux levels for various hardware levels.

    I wonder if that might be different than what IBM support is thinking of.  I wonder if this is more of a software level thing.  I wonder if they saying that "Yes, that level of SUSE Linux may be what the minimum level of Linux was when that hardware came out, however, there have been a number of fixes, etc in subsequent versions of Linux that we really feel that you need to be on a more current version to get IBM support".

    Much like V4R1 may be the minimum level of IBM i for a particular iSeries but IBM only supports V5R4 of IBM i and above now, and support for V5R4 ends 2013-09-30.

    Could this be?

    I talked to IBM support.  They follow Novell when it comes to support for SUSE Linux.  I was pointed to a page

    http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/?st=SUSE+LINUX+Enterprise&x=25&y=11&sl=-1&sg=-1&pid=1000

    From there I selected "Products under General Support".  I expanded "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11".  I eventually got to a screen rather like the following:

    Product Release            General Ends    Extended Ends    Self-Support Ends    Current Version                Replacement
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11    31 Mar 2016    31 Mar 2019    31 Mar 2019    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

    Service Pack Release            FCS Date    General Ends
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11        24 Mar 2009    31 Dec 2010
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1    02 Jun 2010    31 Aug 2012
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2    29 Feb 2012    31 Jan 2014

  • jerberstark
    jerberstark
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    Re: Is there a list of Power SUSE linux versions supported by IBM?

    ‏2013-08-23T19:53:01Z  

    I talked to IBM support.  They follow Novell when it comes to support for SUSE Linux.  I was pointed to a page

    http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/?st=SUSE+LINUX+Enterprise&x=25&y=11&sl=-1&sg=-1&pid=1000

    From there I selected "Products under General Support".  I expanded "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11".  I eventually got to a screen rather like the following:

    Product Release            General Ends    Extended Ends    Self-Support Ends    Current Version                Replacement
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11    31 Mar 2016    31 Mar 2019    31 Mar 2019    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

    Service Pack Release            FCS Date    General Ends
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11        24 Mar 2009    31 Dec 2010
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1    02 Jun 2010    31 Aug 2012
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2    29 Feb 2012    31 Jan 2014

    Hi Rob, thanks for clarifying. That does seem like quite a bit of digging for you to do. We'll take another look at what we provide in the IBM information, and see if there is a way to clarify the distro end-of-support dates. 

  • BethT
    BethT
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    Re: Is there a list of Power SUSE linux versions supported by IBM?

    ‏2013-10-10T20:04:28Z  

    I talked to IBM support.  They follow Novell when it comes to support for SUSE Linux.  I was pointed to a page

    http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/?st=SUSE+LINUX+Enterprise&x=25&y=11&sl=-1&sg=-1&pid=1000

    From there I selected "Products under General Support".  I expanded "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11".  I eventually got to a screen rather like the following:

    Product Release            General Ends    Extended Ends    Self-Support Ends    Current Version                Replacement
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11    31 Mar 2016    31 Mar 2019    31 Mar 2019    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

    Service Pack Release            FCS Date    General Ends
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11        24 Mar 2009    31 Dec 2010
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1    02 Jun 2010    31 Aug 2012
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2    29 Feb 2012    31 Jan 2014

    Rob, We defer to the operating systems to state what versions are supported and their product lifecycles. I've updated the page to clarify that the listed distros are those supported by the hardware.  I also added links to the distro product lifecycle pages.  Thanks for pointing out the confusion in the page.  You can see the update here: http://lotr05id6.rch.stglabs.ibm.com:9999/help/topic/liaam/liaamdistros.htm

  • robberendt
    robberendt
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    Re: Is there a list of Power SUSE linux versions supported by IBM?

    ‏2014-03-15T17:12:12Z  

    Beth, that must be an IBM internal link.  I can't get to it.