New Release: s390-tools v2.16

s390-tools v2.16 is out. This release is in support of Linux kernels 5.10 and 5.11.

The most notable change is the addition of a new tool called hsci used to control and show HSCI (HiperSockets Converged Interfaces) settings.

Here is a sample session illustrating how to use:

  $ hsci add enc8410 encb040
  Verifying net dev encb040 and HiperSockets dev enc8410
  Adding hsci8410 with a HiperSockets dev enc8410 and an external \
                                                      dev encb040
  Set enc8410 MAC fe:c2:f4:35:00:12 on encb040 and hsci8410
  Successfully added HSCI interface hsci8410

  $ ip addr add dev hsci8410

  $ hsci show
  HSCI      PNET_ID  HiperSockets  External
  hsci8410  NET1     enc8410       encb040

For further details, see the changelog.

Webinar: Oracle on IBM Z and LinuxONE

Join us for our webinar on Wednesday, February 24th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST!


The most popular workload running on IBM Z and LinuxONE today is Oracle database. There are many business and technical reasons Clients choose our platform for their mission-critical Oracle workloads. Topics relevant to Oracle that will be covered in the session include: Licensing, Security, Storage, HA and DR.
This session will cover:

  • The high-level value proposition of consolidating Oracle on LinuxONE from Exadata and other x86 platforms, including a discussion of Oracle licensing concepts as they apply to moving Oracle workload to our platform.
  • Technically compare LinuxONE and Exadata, reviewing IBM's approach to running and managing Oracle workload on our platform compared to how Oracle approaches this with Exadata.
  • Migration options/approaches customers may use when moving their Oracle workload(s) from Exadata and other x86 platforms to our platform.


  • Terry Ginther, LinuxONE Global Data Serving SME, IBM USA
  • David J Simpson, Certified Oracle and Open Source Database Specialist,  IBM LinuxONE and Z Systems, IBM USA


Register here. You can check the system requirements here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Replay & Archive

All sessions are recorded. For the archive as well as a replay and handout of this session and all previous webinars see here.

github Organization Change

To better reflect the broader scope of our activities, we have renamed our github organization to become IBM s390 Linux.

Projects currently hosted:

Old links should still work by forwarding accordingly, but we recommend to update links and git remote addresses.

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