The update to SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM eServer iSeries and pSeries systems includes expanded hardware support, new drivers, security fixes and patches, the company announced yesterday.
The hardware support will allow IBM's most recent pSeries servers to be partitioned into logical systems so that users can consolidate multiple applications on a single high-performance server.
An ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) driver for Linux allows users to access DB2 Universal Database for OS/400 from Linux applications.
The updates can be obtained through the SuSE Web site or on CD. New customers who purchase the 12-month system maintenance package along with the SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for iSeries and pSeries will be given the CD with all of the updates.
Users of the IBM/SuSE Linux servers include Deutsche Bank, Alcatel and the German Federal Ministry of the Interior in Berlin, which last month announced a partnership with IBM to supply the open-source Linux operating system to federal, state and local governments.