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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 21, 2018

SLES 15 on z support for Direct Connect

Requested by SLES team for client Evertec

What is your industry? Non-Industry Specific
How will this idea be used?

Evertec, a SLES on Z customer, is contemplating going to RHEL on Z because Evertec has been told that Sterling Commerce won’t support SUSE in the next version.  Can you connect us with the Product Offering Manager for Sterling Commerce?

Mike Friesenegger
Technology Strategist
IBM Global Alliance
(P)+1 303.249.0817

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Mar 2, 2019

    Thank you again for your patience as we studied this request to gauge broader market interest.  Unfortunately it has only received one vote, so it doesn't appear that the market interest matches the effort that would be required to add support to SLES 15 on zLinux.  Because of that I will need to decline this request.  We do intend to continue to support the older SLES versions on zLInux however and could reconsider in the future if more interest is shown.  Thank you for taking the time to make this request and please contact us in the future if you think of other ideas we should consider.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Feb 1, 2019

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request.  We have not certified SLES 15 on Connect:Direct v6.0 which is our latest release.  We continue to maintain certification on SLES 11 & 12 however.  Our understanding is that SLES 15 is not backward compatible and certification would require significant porting effort.  I would like to leave this enhancement request open to look for voting activity.  Interest from the broader market will likely influence the decision we make on this request.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager