This list puts enterprise distribution options next to their community flavours, and is in alphabetical order:
- Alpine Linux, a minimal Linux distro (base image is 5MB in size): s390x/alpine. This starts with version 3.6.
- ClefOS, a build of CentOS for s390x -- community version of Red Hat's RHEL: sinenomine/clefos-base-s390x -- comparable and compatible to RHEL 7
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux is not provided on Docker Hub/Store, so RHEL users need to create their own images at this time, e.g. as described here.
- Debian is one of the major free Linux distributions: s390x/debian. Maintained for versions jessie=8, stretch=testing, sid=unstable.
- Canonical's Ubuntu is based on Debian: s390x/ubuntu. All releases starting with 16.04 are provided (xenial=16.04, yakkety=16.10, zesty=17.04, artful=17.10 [development branch])
- openSUSE recent got s390x support: s390x/opensuse. Provided are versions 42.2=leap and tumbleweed which is a rolling release for the next version
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server image are also not available not Docker Hub/Store. SLES users have two options:
- SUSE's containers module (which also provides the Docker engine) offers RPMs to create SLES 11 and SLES 12 base images: use sle2docker and sles*-docker-image RPMs which are provided in the containers module; see SUSE's documentation for more information.
- a script like this creates a base image based on the SLES host image