June 29, 2012

Fedora 17 for IBM System z 64bit official release

Dan HorĂ¡k from Red Hat announced the availability of the latest Fedora release for System z today. Congratulations to the team for making this available shortly after the release on the Intel platform!

The download is available from the Fedoraproject site and the respective mirrors and known issues and the new installation are covered in the wiki

June 25, 2012

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 released

Red Hat has announced the availability of RHEL 6.3. The kernel level is now kernel-2.6.32-279.el6, for the main bug fixes see the kernel update description.

As usual there are the release notes and the technical notes in two separate documents. The focus of this release has again been bug fixing. So a lot of fixes and minor enhancements especially in the s390utils have been delivered.

The IBM documentation for RHEL 6.3 for System z is on developerworks.

(update 8/15/2012)
If you are experiencing problems with accounting CPU time on RHEL 6.3 on System z, please upgrade to kernel 2.6.32-279.5.1.el6.s390x. This contains a very important fix for System z.

June 22, 2012

Linux distribution support for HX5 blades integrated in zBX

A number of people asked me about the supported Linux distributions for the Intel blade based zEnterprise BladeCenter Extensions. For this information look at