IBM tested and Partner certified Linux environments

The information on this page provides the IBM tested and the certificated Linux environments of the distribution partners. Check the statements of the individual Linux distribution for each hardware; some are out of service and extended support may be available, please contact your distribution partner. You can obtain a Support Line contract for remote technical support or a contract with a third-party provider.

Details per IBM z/Architecture hardware

z14 M0x, Emperor II

Linux partner certifications for this hardware:

Canonical hardware certifications:

Red Hat hardware certifications z14 M0x:

SUSE hardware certifications for z14 M0x:

 

IBM tested distributions on this hardware:

Canonical distribution with the kernel-level and cryptography libraries:

  • Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS: LTS kernel 4.4.0-96; Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-5.2.23-12, libep11_1.3.0-3, libep11-dev_1.3.0-3

Red Hat distributions with the kernel-level and cryptography libraries:

  • RHEL 7.4: 3.10.0-693.21.1.el7; Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-5.2.23-12, ep11-host-1.3.2-0, ep11-host-devel-1.3.2-0
  • RHEL 7.3: 3.10.0-514.el7; Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-5.2.23-12, ep11-host-1.3.0-3, ep11-host-devel-1.3.0-3
  • RHEL 6.9: 2.6.32-696.20.1.el6; Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-5.2.23-12, ep11-host-1.3.2-1, ep11-host-devel-1.3.2-1

SUSE distributions with the kernel-level and cryptography libraries:

  • SLES 12 SP2: kernel-default-4.4.74-92.35.1; Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-5.2.23-12, ep11-host-1.3.0-3, ep11-host-devel-1.3.0-3
  • SLES 11 SP4: kernel-default-3.0.101-108.10; Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-5.2.23-12, ep11-host-1.3.0-3, ep11-host-devel-1.3.0-3; RoCE Express2 is not supported

z14 ZR1, Rockhopper II

Linux partner certifications for this hardware:

Canonical hardware certifications:

Red Hat hardware certifications for z14 ZR1:

SUSE hardware certifications:

IBM tested distributions on this hardware:

Canonical distribution with the kernel-level and cryptography libraries:

  • Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS: LTS kernel 4.4.0-116; Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-5.2.23-12, libep11_1.3.2-1, libep11-dev_1.3.2-1

Red Hat distributions with the kernel-level and cryptography libraries:

  • RHEL 7.4: 3.10.0-693.21.1.el7; Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-5.2.23-12, ep11-host-1.3.2-0, ep11-host-devel-1.3.2-0
  • RHEL 2.6.32-696.23.1.el6Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-5.2.23-12, ep11-host-1.3.2-0, ep11-host-devel-1.3.2-0

SUSE distributions with the kernel-level and cryptography libraries:

  • SLES 12 SP3: kernel 4.4.120-94.17; Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-5.2.23-12, ep11-host-1.3.2-0, ep11-host-devel-1.3.2-0
  • SLES 11 SP4: kernel 3.0.101-108.35; Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-5.2.23-12, ep11-host-1.3.2-0, ep11-host-devel-1.3.2-0; RoCE Express2 is not supported

z13, Emperor

Linux partner certifications for this hardware:

Canonical hardware certifications:

Red Hat hardware certifications:

SUSE hardware certifications for z13:

IBM tested distributions on this hardware:

Canonical distribution with the kernel-level:

  • Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS: 4.4.0.21.22

Red Hat distributions with the kernel-level:

  • RHEL 7. 1 replaces RHEL 7.0: 3.10.0-229.14.1.el7
  • RHEL 6.6: 2.6.32-504.16.2.el6
  • RHEL 5.11: 2.6.18-400.el5

SUSE distributions with the kernel-level:

  • SLES 12: 3.12.44-52.18.1
  • SLES 11 SP3: 3.0.101-0.40.1

z13s, Rockhopper

Linux partner certifications for this hardware:

Canonical hardware certifications:

Red Hat hardware certifications:

SUSE hardware certifications for z13s:

IBM tested distributions on this hardware:

Canonical distribution with the kernel-level:

  • Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS: 4.4.0.21.22

Red Hat distributions with the kernel-level:

  • RHEL 7. 1 replaces RHEL 7.0: 3.10.0-229.14.1.el7
  • RHEL 6.6: 2.6.32-504.16.2.el6

SUSE distributions with the kernel-level:

  • SLES 12: 3.12.44-52.18.1
  • SLES 11 SP3: 3.0.101-0.40.1

zEnterprise – zEC12, zBC12

Linux partner certifications for this hardware:

Canonical hardware certifications:

Red Hat hardware certifications:

  • RHEL 7.0-7.x, RHEL 6.3-6.x, and RHEL 5.8-5.x: zEC12 and zBC12

SUSE hardware certifications:

  • SLES 12, SLES 11 SP2, and SLES 10 SP4 at: zEC12 and zBC12

IBM tested distributions on this hardware:

Canonical distribution with the kernel-level:

  • Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS: 4.4.0.21.22

Red Hat distributions:

  • RHEL 7. 1 replaces RHEL 7.0
  • RHEL 6: minimum level RHEL 6.3
  • RHEL 5: minimum level RHEL 5.8

SUSE distributions:

  • SLES 12
  • SLES 11 SP3 - recommended level
  • SLES 10 SP4 with latest maintenance updates. Please check with your service provider regarding the end of service.

zEnterprise – z196, z144

Linux partner certifications for this hardware:

Red Hat hardware certifications:

  • RHEL 7.x, RHEL 6.x, RHEL 5.5, and RHEL 4.8: z196
  • RHEL 7.x, RHEL 6.x, and RHEL 5.5: z114

SUSE hardware certifications:

  • SLES 12, SLES 11 SP1, SLES 11 SP2, SLES 10 SP3, and SLES 9 SP4 at: z196
  • SLES 12, SLES 11 SP1, SLES 11 SP2, and SLES 10 SP3 at: z114

IBM tested distributions on this hardware:

Red Hat distributions:

  • RHEL 7. 1 replaces RHEL 7.0
  • RHEL 6
  • RHEL 5
  • RHEL 4.8 only. Some functions have changed or are not available with the z196, e.g. the Dual-port OSA cards support to name one of several. Please check with your service provider regarding the end of service.

SUSE distributions:

  • SLES 9 SP4 with latest maintenance updates only. Some functions have changed or are not available with the z196, e.g. the Dual-port OSA cards support to name one of several. Please check with your service provider regarding the end of service.
  • SLES 12
  • SLES 11
  • SLES 10. Please check with your service provider regarding the end of service.

System z10 and System z9

Linux partner certifications for this hardware:

Red Hat hardware certifications:

  • RHEL 6, RHEL 5, and RHEL 4: z10 and z9
  • SUSE hardware certifications: z10 and z9

IBM tested distributions on this hardware:

Red Hat distributions:

  • RHEL 6
  • RHEL 5
  • RHEL 4. Please check with your service provider regarding the end of service.

SUSE distributions:

  • SLES 11
  • SLES 10. Please check with your service provider regarding the end of service.
  • SLES 9. Please check with your service provider regarding the end of service.

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