OpenSolaris for System z
Build 100 - Updated 30 Mar 2009
Hardware and Software Requirements
- A z9-or-later System z processor
- z/VM 5.3 or later
- A Layer 2 VSWITCH on your z/VM system
- Approximately 4000 cylinders of 3390 DASD (plus another 3390-3 used during
installation as temporary storage)
- APAR 64466 and corresponding PTF UM32414 to enable Diag 2A8 support for the virtual OSA.
- This is required even if you don't care about networking.
- This is a CP patch, so a re-IPL is required after applying service for it
EITHER the awstape image, OR the iso, OR all four of the VMARCS,
OR the consolidated VMARC. The ISO
contains the awstape image plus all four VMARCS, and so is twice the size of
what you really need to download. It's what's described in the installation
guide, but, honestly, save yourself the download and just get the vmarcs.
You really, REALLY want to read the installation guide before trying to
install OpenSolaris for System Z. It's quite rough at this point...but
If you get a TRAP 6 at first IPL, it's because you didn't read either the
list of requirements or the installation guide. Install the PTF and reIPL.
Source code for OpenSolaris for System Z can be found at OpenSolaris.org.
|OpenSolaris for System z installation guide. READ THIS BEFORE TRYING TO INSTALL OPENSOLARIS!
|Release notes for Prototype release of OpenSolaris for System z
|Overview of OpenSolaris for System z
Tools and Utilities
|Turns AWSTAPE image into real install tape; ASCII text (Rexx source)
|Same thing, in MAILABLE format; download BIN F 80 (in your browser, "Save File As..." and then reblock to F 80 once you have it on your VM system; then run it with an EXTRACT parameter to unpack DETAPE EXEC).
|VMARC in MAILABLE format; download BIN F 80, run it with the EXTRACT parameter. Don't bother if you already have VMARC on your VM system.
|Tarred and gzipped C Source code for vma (Unix vmarc manipulation utility), by Leland Lucius.
OpenSolaris For System z Packages
|Download all VMARCS as BIN F 80 (see above) and then unpack with VMARC EXTRACT, using the VMARC that was already on your system or the one you got from VMAEXEC EXEC above, and then restore it to disk with CMSDDR (you can get CMSDDR VMARC from the IBM VM Download Packages Page; it's also packaged inside MISC VMARC). This is all also in the installation guide.
|191-disk: Bootloader in VMARC-compressed CMSDDR diskimage format (18 MB)
|200-disk: Solaris root filesystem (1.3 GB)
|Ramdisk used during Solaris boot process (34 MB)
|CMS tools and documentation (2.0 MB)
|AWSTAPE image of OpenSolaris for System z (1.4 GB)
|VMARC image containing other four VMARCs (1.4 GB)
|Tarball containg gcc 4.3.3 c, c++, gcj, fortran. Untar in /usr/local.