September 19, 2012

z/Architecture Principles of Operations

The latest version of the Principles of Operations (PoP - z/Architecture Principles of Operation SA22-7832-11) which includes all the new z14 instructions is now available. Be aware that this is a real large pdf!

I've been asked multiple times for older versions - so here we go:
(updated 1/31/2018)

September 12, 2012

zEC12 Linux certifications and tested platforms

IBM has announced a new mainframe the zEnterprise EC12. This systems supports all the Linux versions, that are currently supported by IBM, SUSE and Red Hat. Here is the detailed information:
Also for z/VM there are required PTFs that need to be installed. Also while you are installing, don't forget to check for additional PTFs marked as "Hiper".