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SLES 15 SP3 for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE

By Elizabeth K. Joseph posted Fri June 25, 2021 02:18 PM


On Tuesday, June 22nd Mark Post of SUSE announced that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 is now GA for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE.

He writes:

"SLES15 SP3 has now been released. The full announcement is at The ISO images are available at or via your SUSE Customer Center (SCC) account.
There's been some pretty significant changes made in this release. Reading the release notes would be advisable. And not just the IBM Z specific parts, but all of them."

Release notes are available here: Release Notes: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 and includes IBM Z-specific changes (s390x) including:

  • support has been added for IPL and re-IPL from local PCI NVMe storage
  • zhypinfo and zname commands added to the qclib package
  • s390x CPU topology masks have been made consistent with all other architectures
  • Various networking, security, storage, and virtualization updates!

As Mark notes, it's worth spending time exploring these new features, it really is a great release for SLES 15.