Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) authorization is expanded to include the OpenSolaris operating system

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-875
November 18, 2008

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IBM is expanding the authorized use of an IBM® System z® Integrated Facility for Linux® feature (IFL). As of November 18, 2008, an IFL may be used for execution of the OpenSolaris(TM) operating system in addition to or instead of the Linux operating system, respective OpenSolaris or Linux workloads, z/VM®, and z/VM applications in support of either operating system.

Prior to this announcement, z/VM was authorized to run on IFL processors only if, on the IFL processors, z/VM was being used exclusively to run Linux workloads and, if required, z/VM applications in support of those Linux workloads. As of November 18, 2008, end users are now also authorized to run z/VM on IFL processors if z/VM is used to run OpenSolaris workloads and, if required, z/VM applications in support of those OpenSolaris workloads.

This modification applies to all IFLs previously shipped on any IBM System z product, and to all newly ordered IBM System z IFLs. Unless IBM specifies otherwise, non-IBM operating systems are offered by other parties alone; IBM does not warrant, and is not responsible for support of, a non-IBM operating system.

Note: Solaris and OpenSolaris are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

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November 18, 2008

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