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carros1
30-Jul-2013, 20:06
Got a question and I am not looking for official support answer but more of will it.

We still have some SuSe 9 servers here and we are looking at moving to a EC12
Will SuSe9 run on a EC12 (supported or not)
Is there any functionality that will not work (DASD,FCP,Network,Crypto and so on)?

We are migrating off SuSe 9 but may not complete before the EC12 is in place so I would like to understand the impacts.

TIA
Sandra

Magic31
31-Jul-2013, 14:21
Got a question and I am not looking for official support answer but more of will it.

We still have some SuSe 9 servers here and we are looking at moving to a EC12
Will SuSe9 run on a EC12 (supported or not)
Is there any functionality that will not work (DASD,FCP,Network,Crypto and so on)?

We are migrating off SuSe 9 but may not complete before the EC12 is in place so I would like to understand the impacts.

TIA
Sandra

Hi Sandra,

I don't have any experience with the IBM enterprise class systems, so don't have anything I can hand you there. Others might chime in that do.

Have you also dropped this question with your IBM vendor/support channel? I think this is more a a question of if SLES 9z will be able to run on (supported or not) a EC12 rather then SLES 9z (which is not supported anymore anyway) running on an EC12... if you know what I mean :)

Wishing you a swift migration to the EC12!

-Willem

plinnell
13-Aug-2013, 16:17
In LPAR mode, not likely. Under zVM ,possibly, but you really want to be on SLES 11 SP3 for EC12. SP3 has specific optimizations for the EC12. It's a great machine.