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:
- IBM tested platforms
- Red Hat certifications: RHEL5.8, RHEL 6.3
- SUSE certifications: SLES10 SP4, SLES11 SP2
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”.