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Linux Remote Development Program

Linux Remote Development Program

The Linux Remote Development Program enables PartnerWorld members to develop, port, and test their solutions on IBM System z platforms for an extended period of time with customized requirements.

PartnerWorld membership is required to use these services.

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The Linux Remote Development Program

Benefits of the Remote Development Program (fee-based) for the IBM System z

The program provides access to Linux running on the IBM System z running as a guest of z/VM with several different levels of resources that are available for a nominal fee. Membership in PartnerWorld is required to use this service.

Applicants will receive a user ID on a Linux for System z and the choice of Red Hat or SUSE Linux distributions. This enables access to Linux for the IBM System z for a longer term than the no-charge "Linux Test Drive" program.

Program highlights:

Enrollment procedure:

To sign up for one of the Fee Based Linux for the IBM System z Remote Development Programs, please:

After your completed documentation is received by IBM you will receive a notification and further information on the status of your request.


System resources are limited. Therefore, there are a limited number of engagements for each offering. Each application will be processed and approved on a first come, first served basis with the available system resources at that time.

Technical support for configuring, testing and porting is available to assist with Linux for the IBM System z development projects.

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