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Which IBM hardware can run which OS ?

pSeries (POWER-based Platform, currently P8): AIX (=IBMs UNIX), Linux (SuSe, Ubuntu), iOS (formerly known as AS/400)
zSeries (mainframes): z/OS (replaced MVS, OS/390 and VM), z/Linux
xSeries (=Intel-compatible): Linux and everything else running on Intel-systems.
pSeries systems can use either the IBM hypervisor which runs iOS-, AIX- and Linux-LPARs or (only Power8) the Power-KVM (=Linux’ KVM adapted for pSeries) with Linux-Systems as LPARs. Notice, however, that Power-KVM has a slightly smaller throughput than IBMs hypervisor.
zSeries can run z/OS and z/Linux
For xSeries the same as for any Intel-compatible PC applies.

Categories: IBM, Linux, Tools

Attachmate PC X servers

Ever had a time when you set up a linux desktop or server in your network and though of using windows remote desktop to try to connect to it ? No go ? Well there seems to be an app for that ….

Reflection X is a high-powered PC X server that connects Windows users to graphical and character-based applications on UNIX systems. Built with SSH and OpenGL support, Reflection X renders and displays X Window applications with unrivaled speed and accuracy.

With Reflection X you can:

  • Connect Windows users to graphical and character-based applications on UNIX, Linux, and OpenVMS systems.
  • Display highly graphical and 3D X applications via OpenGL 1.5 and GLX 1.4.
  • Ensure secure communications with a Secure Shell (SSH) client that offers X11 forwarding, interactive and batch session capabilities (ssh), and secure file transfer (sftp and scp).
  • Enable user-driven and automated file transfers with drag-and-drop, command line, and API file transfer interfaces that support a broad range of protocols, including FTP, FTP/S, and SFTP.
  • Provide access to X applications over the most popular desktop virtualization environments, including Windows Terminal Server and Citrix XenApp.
  • Leverage native 64-bit support in Microsoft Windows.

Version 14.1 Highlights

  • X11 RENDER extension support.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 support.
  • Microsoft Windows 64-bit platform support.
  • FIPS 140-2-validated cryptographic module (Certificate #1027).
  • Reflection Certificate Manager for easier use of certificates.
  • Reflection Key Agent, which accepts SSH keys and certificates for single sign-on authentication.
  • Enhanced support for certificates—PKCS #11, U.S. DoD Common Access Card (CAC), Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP), Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL), and intermediate certificate storage through LDAP—for strong authentication.
Categories: Linux, Tools, Unix, Windows