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Linux on IBM Z tested platforms

Detailed System Requirements


Abstract

IBM and our partners have tested and certificated Linux environments of our distribution partners.

Content

Certified Linux environments by partner distribution 
Table with partner certified Linux distributions for hardware
The table shows Linux distributions in service. Extended support is available for Linux distributions that are out of service.
Partner certifications and IBM tested distribution information is provided for these IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE servers:
                                            IBM z15 T01                                         IBM LinuxONE III LT1
                                            IBM z15 T02                                         IBM LinuxONE III LT2
                                            IBM z14                                                 IBM LinuxONE Emperor II
                                            IBM z14 Model ZR1                           IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II
                                            IBM z13                                                 IBM LinuxONE Emperor
                                            IBM z13s                                               IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper   
                                            IBM zEnterprise - zEC12, zBC12
                                            IBM zEnterprise - z196, z114

 

IBM z15 T01  and    IBM LinuxONE III LT1

 

 

Partner certifications

Red Hat certifications for z15 T01
RHEL 8.0-8.x, RHEL 7.7-7.x, and RHEL 6.10-6.x (link resides outside of IBM)

SUSE certifications for z15 T01 SLES 15 SP1 and SLES 12 SP4 (links reside outside of IBM)
 

Ubuntu certifications for z15 T01
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (links reside outside of IBM)

Red Hat certifications for LinuxONE III LT1
RHEL 8.0-8.x, RHEL 7.7-7.x, and RHEL 6.10-6.x (link resides outside of IBM)
SUSE certifications for LinuxONE III LT1
SLES 15 SP1 and SLES 12 SP4 (links reside outside of IBM)
Ubuntu certifications for LinuxONE III LT1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (links reside outside of IBM)

 

IBM tested distributions for z15 and LinuxONE III with kernel-level and cryptography libraries information

Red Hat distributions

RHEL 8.0: kernel-4.18.0-80.el8, s390outils-2.6.0-14.el8; CCA lib: 6.0.13-10; EP11 lib: 2.1.0-8

RHEL 7.7: kernel-3.10.0-1058.el7, s390utils-1.23.0-45.el7; CCA lib: 6.0.13-10; EP11 lib: 2.1.0-8

RHEL 6.10: kernel-2.6.32-754.el6, s390utils-1.8.2-63.el6; CCA lib: 6.0.13-10; EP11 lib: 2.1.0-8

SUSE distributions

SLES 15 SP1: kernel-default-4.12.14-195, s390-tools-2.1.0-19.27; CCA lib: 6.0.13-10; EP11 lib: 2.1.0-8

SLES 12 SP4: kernel-default-4.12.14-94.41, s390-tools-2.1.0-11.6; CCA lib: 6.0.13-10; EP11 lib: 2.1.0-8

Ubuntu distributions

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS: 4.15.0-54-generic, 2.3.0-0ubuntu3; CCA lib: 6.0.13-10; EP11 lib: 2.1.0-8

Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS: 4.4.0-154-generic, 1.34.0-0ubuntu8.7; CCA lib: 6.0.13-10; EP11 lib: 2.1.0-8

For Linux systems that use CEX6 and CEX7 in EP11 mode in the same image, an update to the latest opencryptoki libraries provided by the Linux distribution partners is required before moving to z15.
IBM z15 T02  and   IBM LinuxONE III LT2
Partner certifications

Red Hat certifications for z15 T02
RHEL 8.0-8.x and RHEL 7.7-7.x (link resides outside of IBM)

SUSE certifications for z15 T02
SLES 15 SP1 and SLES 12 SP4 (links reside outside of IBM)

Ubuntu certifications for z15 T02
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (links reside outside of IBM)

Red Hat certifications for LinuxONE III LT2
RHEL 8.0-8.x and RHEL 7.7-7.x (link resides outside of IBM)
Ubuntu certifications for LinuxONE III LT2
SLES 15 SP1 and SLES 12 SP4  (links reside outside of IBM)
Ubuntu certifications for LinuxONE III LT2
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (links reside outside of IBM)
IBM z14 M0x  and   IBM LinuxONE Emperor II
Partner certifications

Red Hat certifications for z14
RHEL 8.0-8.x, RHEL 7.3-7.x, and RHEL 6.9-6.x (link resides outside of IBM)

SUSE certifications for z14
SLES
15, SLES 12 SP2 and SLES 11 SP4 (links reside outside of IBM)

Ubuntu certifications for z14
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (links reside outside of IBM)

Red Hat certifications for LinuxONE Emperor II
RHEL 8.0-8.x, RHEL 7.3-7.x, and RHEL 6.9-6.x (link resides outside of IBM)
SUSE certifications for LinuxONE Emperor II
SLES
15, SLES 12 SP2 and SLES 11 SP4 (links reside outside of IBM)
Ubuntu certifications for LinuxONE Emperor II
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (links reside outside of IBM)

 

IBM tested distributions for z14 M0x and LinuxONE Emperor II with kernel-level and cryptography libraries information

Red Hat distributions

RHEL 7.6: 3.10.0-957.el7; Crypto libs: TKE 9.0, csulcca-6.0.13-08.s390x.rpm, ep11-host-2.0.0-8, ep11-host-devel-2.0.0-8

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

SLES 12 SP4: kernel-default-4.12.14-94.41; Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-6.0.13-08, ep11-host-2.0.0-8, ep11-host-devel-2.0.0-8

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

Ubuntu distributions

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

IBM z14 ZR1  and   IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II
Partner certifications

Red Hat certifications for z14 ZR1
RHEL 8.0-8.x, RHEL 7.3-7.x, and RHEL 6.9-6.x (link resides outside of IBM)

SUSE certifications for z14 ZR1
SLES 15, SLES 12 SP2, and SLES 11 SP4 (link resides outside of IBM)

Ubuntu certifications for z14 ZR1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (links reside outside of IBM)

Red Hat certifications for LinuxONE Rockhopper II
RHEL 8.0-8.x, RHEL 7.3-7.x, and RHEL 6.9-6.x (link resides outside of IBM)
SUSE certifications for LinuxONE Rockhopper II
SLES 15, SLES 12 SP2, and SLES 11 SP (link resides outside of IBM)
Ubuntu certifications for LinuxONE Rockhopper II
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (links reside outside of IBM)
IBM tested distributions for z14 ZR1 and LinuxONE Rockhopper II with kernel-level and cryptography libraries information
Red Hat distributions

RHEL 7.6: 3.10.0-957.el7; Crypto libs: TKE 9.0, csulcca-6.0.13-08.s390x.rpm, ep11-host-2.0.0-8, ep11-host-devel-2.0.0-8

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: 2.6.32-696.23.1.el6Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-5.2.23-12, ep11-host-1.3.2-0, ep11-host-devel-1.3.2-0

SUSE distributions

SLES 12 SP4: kernel-default-4.12.14-94.41; Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-6.0.13-08, ep11-host-2.0.0-8, ep11-host-devel-2.0.0-8

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

Ubuntu distributions

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

IBM z13  and  IBM LinuxONE Emperor
Partner certifications

Red Hat certifications for z13
RHEL 8.0-8.x, RHEL 7.0-7.x, RHEL 6.6-6.x, and RHEL 5.11-5.x (link resides outside of IBM)

SUSE certifications for z13
SLES 15, SLES 12 SP2, SLES 12, and SLES 11 SP3 (link resides outside of IBM)

Ubuntu certifications for z13
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (links reside outside of IBM)

Red Hat certifications for LinuxONE Emperor
RHEL 8.0-8.x and RHEL 6.6-6.x
RHEL 7.0-7.x (link resides outside of IBM)
SUSE certifications for LinuxONE Emperor
SLES 15 (link resides outside of IBM)
Ubuntu certifications for LinuxONE Emperor
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (links reside outside of IBM)
IBM tested distributions for z13 and LinuxONE Emperor with kernel-level information
Red Hat distributions

RHEL 7.6: 3.10.0-957.el7; Crypto libs: TKE 9.0, csulcca-6.0.13-08.s390x.rpm, ep11-host-2.0.0-8, ep11-host-devel-2.0.0-8

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

SLES 12 SP4: kernel-default-4.12.14-94.41; Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-6.0.13-08, ep11-host-2.0.0-8, ep11-host-devel-2.0.0-8

SLES 12: 3.12.44-52.18.1

SLES 11 SP3: 3.0.101-0.40.1

Ubuntu distributions

Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS: 4.4.0.21.22

IBM z13s  and  IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper
Partner certifications

Red Hat certifications for z13s
RHEL 8.0-8.x, RHEL 7.0-7.x, and RHEL 6.6-6.x (link resides outside of IBM)

SUSE certifications for z13s
SLES 15, SLES 12, and SLES 11 SP3 (link resides outside of IBM)

Ubuntu certifications for z13s
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 
(links reside outside of IBM)

Red Hat certifications for LinuxONE Rockhopper
RHEL 8.0-8.x, RHEL 7.0-7.x, and RHEL 6.6-6.x (link resides outside of IBM)
SUSE certifications for LinuxONE Rockhopper
SLES 15 (link resides outside of IBM)
Ubuntu certifications for LinuxONE Rockhopper
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 
(links reside outside of IBM)
IBM tested distributions for z13s and LinuxONE Rockhopper with kernel-level information
Red Hat distributions

RHEL 7.6: 3.10.0-957.el7; Crypto libs: TKE 9.0, csulcca-6.0.13-08.s390x.rpm, ep11-host-2.0.0-8, ep11-host-devel-2.0.0-8

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

SLES 12 SP4: kernel-default-4.12.14-94.41; Crypto libs: TKE9.0, csulcca-6.0.13-08, ep11-host-2.0.0-8, ep11-host-devel-2.0.0-8

SLES 12: 3.12.44-52.18.1

SLES 11 SP3: 3.0.101-0.40.1

Ubuntu distributions
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS: 4.4.0.21.22
IBM zEnterprise - zEC12 and zBC12
Partner certifications

Red Hat certifications for zEC12
RHEL 7.0-7.x, RHEL 6.3-6.x, and RHEL 5.8-5.x (link resides outside of IBM)

SUSE certifications for zEC12
SLES 15, SLES 12, SLES 11 SP2, and SLES 10 SP4 (link resides outside of IBM)

Ubuntu certifications for zEC12
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (links reside outside of IBM)

Red Hat certifications for zBC12
RHEL 7.0-7.x, RHEL 6.3-6.x, and RHEL 5.8-5.x (link resides outside of IBM)
SUSE certifications for zBC12
SLES 15, SLES 12, SLES 11 SP2, and SLES 10 SP4 (link resides outside of IBM)
Ubuntu certifications for zBC12
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (links reside outside of IBM)
IBM tested distributions for zEnterprise - zEC12 and zBC12
Red Hat distributions

RHEL 7. 

RHEL 6.3

RHEL 5.8

SUSE distributions

SLES 12

SLES 11 SP3

SLES 10 SP4 with latest maintenance updates. Check with your service provider regarding the end of service

Ubuntu distributions

Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS: 4.4.0.21.22

IBM zEnterprise - z196 and z114
Partner certifications

Red Hat certifications for z196
RHEL 7.x, RHEL 6.x, RHEL 5.5-5.x, and RHEL 4.8-4.x (link resides outside of IBM)

SUSE certifications for z196
SLES 12, SLES 11 SP2, SLES 11 SP1, SLES 10 SP3, and SLES 9 SP4 (link resides outside of IBM)

Red Hat certifications for z114
RHEL 7.0-7.x, RHEL 6.0-6.x, and RHEL 5.5-5.x (link resides outside of IBM)
SUSE certifications for z114
SLES 12, SLES 11 SP2, SLES 11 SP1, and SLES 10 SP3 (link resides outside of IBM)
IBM tested distributions for zEnterprise - z196 and z114
Red Hat distributions

RHEL 7. 1

RHEL 6

RHEL 5

RHEL 4.8.  Some functions have changed or are not available with the z196, for example, the Dual-port OSA cards support to name one of several. Check with your service provider regarding the end of service.

SUSE distributions

SLES 12

SLES 11

SLES 10. Check with your service provider regarding the end of service.

SLES 9 SP4 with latest maintenance updates. Some functions have changed or are not available with the z196, for example, the Dual-port OSA cards support to name one of several. Check with your service provider regarding the end of service.

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Modified date:
10 February 2021

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ibm16191619