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.
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 worldwide 24x7 telephone and email-based support service for the Debian/390 distribution.
Below are the SNA presentations given by David Boyes at WAVV 2005 in Colorado Springs.
Kernel headers for 2.4.21 kernel
Linux 2.4.21 kernel, with NSS support, DCSS block device support, Execute-in-Place filesystem support, zFCP support, zFCP HBA API support, the no_timer patch, kerntypes support, the eleven sets of general Linux/390 fixes in the June 2003 stream as of 10 February 2004, Leland Lucius's VM PARM patch, his patch to upcase vmpoff and vmhalt parameters, his patch to fix kerntypes installation, and his patch to fix disk statistic reporting.