In November last year SUSE has announced the availability of their next major distribution release SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES 12). It’s an interesting change in strategy that SUSE chose to release it after the competing RHEL 7 distribution. In the past SUSE has always been first to the market.
Here is a the usual list of interesting information links:
- release notes (s390x version)
- release notes for High Availability Extensions (System z / s390x version)
- release notes for SDK (System z / s390x version)
- kernel level for GA: 3.12.28-4.6
- this new distribution will only run on z196 and later systems:
- SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 12 for System z presentation at GSE
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z Current & Future Features presentation at SHARE
SUSE has released the first maintenance web kernel for SLES12
It contains quite some fixes that you really want to have on your system.