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.
The Debian Linux distribution
What is it?
The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. The foundation is the Linux kernel. On top of that are all the basic tools. Next is all the software that you run on the computer. At the top of the tower is Debian -- carefully organizing and fitting everything so it all works together.
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.
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.
These are binary packages that can be installed in Debian Linux. They may also work in other Linux distributions that support Debian-style packages, but this is not tested by Sine Nomine Associates.
This offering delivers a complete worldwide 24x7 telephone and email-based support service for the Debian/390 distribution.