Table 1-1 Requirements for WebLogic Server 8.1 SP1 on Novell SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8 on IBM zSeries/S390
Operating System Version and Patches
Novell SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server (SLES) 8 for IBM zSeries/S390 31-bit with Kernel 2.4.19 or later, with SLES 8 SP2
Chip Architecture and Minimum Processor Speed
IBM S/390 G5 or later models
IBM JDK 1.4.1 SR1 JavaTM 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.1) Classic VM (build 1.4.1, J2RE 1.4.1 IBM build cx3901411-20030930 (JIT enabled: jitc))
Design and Development Tools
Supports WebLogic Server development tools.
512 MB required; 1 GB recommended
BEA jDrivers for Oracle
The setuid function does not work with this SDK due to the way the current Linux thread model works. When you use ports lower than 1024, you cannot switch from root to a non-privileged user ID with the setuid function.
The IIOP thin client is not supported due to dependencies on the JVM. Only thin-client applications are affected by this issue. To work around this limitation, use two configurations:
Run WebLogic Server on SLES 8 for IBM zSeries/S390.
Run your thin client on a different operating system configuration.
For more information about known issues with any components of this release, see the appropriate Release Notes document. For a complete list of Release Notes supporting WebLogic Platform 8.1, see:
Downloading and Installing the IBM Developer Kit for 31-bit zSeries (S/390)
Before you can install and run WebLogic Server 8.1 SP1 on your SuSE Linux ES 8 configuration, you must obtain an IBM Developer Kit for 31-bit zSeries (S/390) from IBM. To download this kit, complete the following procedure:
Go to the following IBM download registration site: