Operating System Requirements for IBM: Linux on System z

The Linux distributions and packages listed in this section are supported for this release on IBM: Linux on System z.

Identify the requirements for your IBM: Linux on System z distribution, and ensure that you have a supported kernel and required packages installed before starting installation.


32-bit packages in these requirements lists are needed only if you intend to use 32-bit client applications to access 64-bit servers.

The platform-specific hardware and software requirements included in this guide were current when this guide was published. However, because new platforms and operating system software versions may be certified after this guide is published, review the certification matrix on the My Oracle Support website for the most up-to-date list of certified hardware platforms and operating system versions: