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.
Debian SSL Server Enabler is a preconfigured mainframe Linux system, developed by Sine Nomine Associates and offered for free download, that enables the use of the IBM VM SSL code shipped with z/VM 4.3 and 4.4.
The Debian SSL Server Enabler has been updated to version 0.4.
Sine Nomine Associates is pleased to announce Version 1.0 of the Debian SSL Enabler, a preconfigured Linux system that enables the use of the IBM VM SSL code shipped with z/VM 4.3, 4.4, and 5.1. It is also possible to use it in conjunction with z/VM 3.1, 4.1, or 4.2, although this is not tested or supported by Sine Nomine Associates.
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.
Below are the SNA presentations given by David Boyes at WAVV 2005 in Colorado Springs.