At the April 2009 meeting of the Midwest VM Regional User Group (MVMRUG) in Columbus, Ohio, Scott Courtney presented an overview of OpenSolaris for System z and a just-for-fun tutorial on building a low-energy "green" server for use in a home or remote office. The OpenSolaris presentation was originally created by David Boyes.
The Debian Linux distribution
These applications and utilities are for Linux on any of several platforms. Many of these work on Linux for System z mainframes, but the items in this section are not mainframe-specific. See our z/VM Products and Tools section for mainframe-specific Linux offerings.
This offering delivers a complete Linux CD or tape package of the Debian/390 distribution designed to be installed using CMS facilities, and configured to benefit from the unique capabilities of the z/VM environment to make installation and deployment of Linux images easy and simple.