OpenSolaris now available for IBM Mainframes

Posted by Bill Bradford on Oct 17, 2008

Sine Nomine Associates has completed their port of OpenSolaris to IBM System Z mainframe computers.

System requirements:

* A z9-or-later System z processor
* z/VM 5.3 or later
* A Layer 2 VSWITCH on your z/VM system
* Approximately 4000 cylinders of 3390 DASD (plus another 3390-3 used during installation as temporary storage)
* APAR 64666 and corresponding PTF UM32414 to enable Diag 2A8 support for the virtual OSA

The project’s source code is freely available as well.

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