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IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) extends modern mainframe capabilities for enterprises of all sizes to help cut costs, improve service, and fuel innovation for business growth

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-121
July 23, 2013

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(Corrected on October 15, 2013)

Revisions were made in the "Description" and "Software requirements" sections.

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Revisions were made in the "Statement of general direction" and "Standards" sections.

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In the Prices section, the "Init/MES" entry for feature 9001 was changed.

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As the newest member of the zEnterprise™ family, the IBM® zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) is designed to help enterprises of all sizes improve customer service by exploiting the latest capabilities of the zEnterprise System. These include an efficient and flexible cloud delivery model, real-time data analytics, and enterprise mobility, all helping you leverage a highly secure and resilient infrastructure.

As an entry point for Enterprise Systems computing, the zBC12 is designed to enable new business capabilities while delivering increased performance and granular growth options in a smaller, more cost-effective footprint.

The zBC12 is also designed to provide continued investment protection to allow you to start small and rapidly expand. You can upgrade from the IBM System z10® Business Class ( z10™ BC) or the IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) to the zBC12, as well as from the zBC12 to the IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) for maximum capacity to support your continued business growth.

Combined with the newly enhanced IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) Model 003 and IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager), the zBC12 offers a proven hybrid computing design that can help you manage and integrate workloads across multiple architectures ( System z® , UNIX™ , and Intel™ ) with the simplicity of a single system.

The zBC12 is designed to provide an optimized infrastructure that allows you to:

Energize your applications with more performance, flexibility, and scalability

Refresh your technology now to help you save more money

For more information on the IBM System z Solution Edition Series visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/solutions/editions/

Secure it all with confidence with a trusted and resilient infrastructure

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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Organizations around the world are recognizing the increasing role that technology plays in driving change as they shift investments from infrastructure maintenance toward new projects that drive business innovation. The explosive growth of new mobile devices, big data, cloud, and social media represents a clear opportunity to reshape business models, create competitive advantage, and help to deliver significant business value. In order to capitalize on these emerging opportunities, IBM recognizes there is a need to respond with increased agility to deliver new services, while addressing cost, complexity, and risk. This requires an optimized infrastructure that is integrated, flexible, and secure.

The IBM zEnterprise System is a modern mainframe that is uniquely suited to deliver industry-leading innovation and value. It allows your organization to exploit new technologies to help improve efficiency and speed time-to-market. It is designed to unlock the power of big data with the integration of business intelligence and transactional processing to help deliver competitive advantages through actionable insights gained from real-time analytics. Advanced virtualization features like multisystem virtualization and Live Guest Relocation with System z , z/VM® , and Linux on System z help to provide an efficient infrastructure for deploying private clouds for workloads that scale both horizontally and vertically at a low total cost of ownership. And, with its high level of security, you can put your trust in the IBM zEnterprise System to protect your most valuable information, helping to reduce organizational and reputational risk.

The IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) is the newest member of the IBM zEnterprise System family. It is designed as an affordable entry point for enterprise computing, and embraces all the same flexible growth options, industry-leading virtualization, and innovative capabilities of the massively scalable IBM zEnterprise EC12. The zBC12 continues the heritage of mainframe qualities of service with a lower and more granular cost structure, with significant improvements in packaging, performance, and total system scalability over prior generations.



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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections of this announcement.



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September 20, 2013

September 30, 2013

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Fourth quarter 2013



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The IBM zEnterprise System is designed to offer a total systems approach for enabling fit-for-purpose application deployment and advanced heterogeneous systems management capabilities that is unmatched in the industry. The zBC12 is designed to allow enterprises of all sizes to leverage the strengths of the IBM mainframe to help you grow your business.

Inherent in the design of the zBC12:

New features and functions:

The performance advantage

IBM Large Systems Performance Reference (LSPR) method is designed to provide comprehensive z/Architecture® processor capacity ratios for different configurations of Central Processors (CPs) across a wide variety of system control programs and workload environments. For zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12, machine type 2828), the z/Architecture processor capacity indicator is defined with three characters, one alphabetical and two numerical. The alphabetical character corresponds to the "effective" cycle time of the processor and the numerical characters indicate the number of installed CPs. For example, the 2828-Z06 implies the base cycle time with the maximum of 6 CPs while the 2828-A01 represents the slowest "effective" cycle time with a single CP.

In addition to the general information provided for z/OS V1.13, the LSPR also contains performance relationships for z/VM and Linux on System z operating environments.

The performance of a zBC12 (2828) processor is expected to be up to 1.36 times the performance of a z114 (2818) based on workload and model. The largest zBC12 (2828-Z06) is expected to provide up to 1.58 times the capacity of the largest z114 (2818-Z05).

The LSPR contains the Internal Throughput Rate Ratios (ITRRs) for the zEnterprise BC12 and the previous-generation zSeries® and System z processor families based upon measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user may experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated.

For more detailed performance information, consult the Large Systems Performance Reference (LSPR) available at

https://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/lib03060.nsf/pages/lsprindex?OpenDocument

LPAR enhancement to provide physical capacity limit enforcement

Processor Resource/Systems Manager™ ( PR/SM™ ) and the Hardware Management Console (HMC) tool have been enhanced to support an option to limit the amount of physical processor capacity consumed by an individual logical partition (LPAR) when a processor unit (PU) is defined as a general purpose processor (CP) or an Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) shared across a set of LPARs.

This enhancement is designed to provide a physical capacity limit enforced as an absolute (versus relative) limit; it is not affected by changes to the logical or physical configuration of the system. This physical capacity limit can be specified in units of CPs or IFLs. The "Change LPAR Controls" and "Customize Activation Profiles" tasks on the Hardware Management Console have been enhanced in support of this new function. Refer to the Publications section for the document Hardware Management Console Web Services API (Version 2.12.1), SC27-2626. Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

Support of 2 GB pages for middleware performance improvements

zBC12, zEC12, and z/OS 2 GB page support is designed to reduce memory management overhead and improve overall system performance by enabling middleware to use 2 GB pages. These improvements are expected due to improved effective translation lookaside buffer (TLB) coverage and a reduction in the number of steps the system must perform to translate a 2 GB page virtual address.

Exploitation is provided for the IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS , Java™ Technology Edition, V7.0.0 (5655-W43) and SDK7 IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS , Java Technology Edition, V7.0.0 (5655-W44). Also, along with this support, z/OS is designed to make the pageable link pack area (PLPA) and common page data sets optional, used only for quick and warm start IPLs. For z/OS support refer to the Software requirements section.

IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager) enhancements

Enhancements to the Automate Firmware Suite (#0020)

These enhancements to the Automate Firmware Suite (#0020) are exclusive to the zBC12 and zEC12. The latest driver is required. Refer to the Hardware requirements section.

Updated hypervisor levels for PS701 ( PowerVM™ ) and HX5 (KVM-based) blades in the zBX Model 003 are implemented, along with additional Microsoft™ Windows™ and Linux Guest Operating Systems on HX5 blades in the zBX Model 003.

For details on hypervisor levels and supported operating systems on the zBX Model 003, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/hardware/zenterprise/zbx_specs.html

Extending zBX connectivity options to Layer-2: Customer experience with the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) has led IBM to depart from its original requirement to exclusively support Layer-3 connectivity between the external data network and the intraensemble data network (IEDN) top-of-rack (TOR) switches in the zBX. A Redpaper is now available, illustrating a set of pre-tested configuration examples in support of both Layer-2 and Layer-3 connectivity. The Redpaper, IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension: Network Connectivity Options (REDP-5036), includes a description of limitations and trade-offs when deploying Layer-2 versus Layer-3 connectivity.

The Redpaper can be accessed at the following website

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/

zManager, z/VM V6.3, and OpenStack: IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager) is designed to provide systems management capabilities across the multi-architecture environment of zEnterprise . Many of you are planning to exploit these system management capabilities to deploy a framework for a heterogeneous cloud environment, thereby providing an effective means to help deliver IT services. To accelerate the delivery of its cloud offerings, IBM recently announced plans to base all of its cloud services and software on open architecture and standards, including OpenStack.

OpenStack is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud computing open source project. IBM joined the project in 2012 and in support of System z is making contributions to the OpenStack project that are designed to enable z/VM V6.3 to be the first System z operating environment that can be managed with these open cloud architecture-based interfaces.

The management of z/VM environments in zManager is now stabilized as part of the evolution of the IBM cloud strategy and adoption of OpenStack. Accordingly, zManager does not provide systems management support for z/VM V6.3. However, zManager will continue to play a distinct and significant role in the management of virtualized environments created by zEnterprise integrated firmware hypervisors - PR/SM , PowerVM , and x hypervisor based on Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM).

Looking ahead, IBM will continue to enable OpenStack to provide heterogeneous systems management across zEnterprise , z/VM , and distributed platforms, which in turn can be exploited by subsequent IBM SmartCloud™ offerings. These offerings are designed to provide you enablement for enterprise-wide cloud deployments and greater flexibility by removing the need to develop specific interfaces for different cloud services.

GDPS automated multisite recovery for zBX

GDPS products currently support the start, stop, and switching of applications executing on virtual servers in a zBX; however, this requires that the target virtual servers be active. For example, when a planned site switch from site 1 to site 2 is performed, GDPS will stop the applications executing on virtual servers in a site 1 zBX, reverse disk replication and online the disk to the target active virtual servers in site 2 zBX, and start the workloads on the target virtual servers. With this announcement, GDPS/PPRC will exploit zManager APIs and no longer require the target virtual servers be active. For example, when a planned site switch from site 1 to site 2 is performed, GDPS will stop the applications executing on virtual servers in a site 1 zBX, deactivate the virtual servers in site 1, reverse disk replication, activate the target virtual servers in site 2 zBX, and start the workloads.

GDPS/PPRC is designed to provide a metro distance continuous availability/disaster recover capability. For greater system resiliency GDPS/PPRC is adding failover support for zManager, or Hardware Management Console (HMC). If the primary HMC becomes unreachable from the GDPS/PPRC controlling system then GDPS will communicate with the alternate HMC to request that it takes over as the primary. After the alternate HMC assumes the primary role, GDPS will begin communicating with it. GDPS/PPRC supports starting and stopping zBX virtual servers that boot from IBM System Storage® DS8000® series.

This is designed to extend GDPS/PPRC continuous availability and disaster recover capabilities to virtual servers in a zBX for planned and unplanned outages. The planned availability is fourth quarter 2013 with GDPS/PPRC v3.10 SPE.

IBM zAware enhancement

Ignore Messages support: When a new workload is added to a system being monitored by IBM zAware, or moved to a different system, it often generates messages that are not recognized by IBM System z Advanced Workload Analysis Reporter (IBM zAware). These messages are subsequently flagged as irregular and cause orange bars to appear on the IBM zAware analysis panel. This enhancement will allow the user, using a graphical user interface (GUI) panel, to mark the desired messages as "ignore." An ignored message is not be a part of the IBM zAware analysis and scoring.

IBM zAware, first introduced on the zEC12, is designed to use near real-time continuous learning algorithms, providing a diagnostics capability intended to help you quickly pinpoint problems, which in turn, can help you to more rapidly address service disruptions. Refer to Hardware Announcement 112-155, dated August 28, 2012 , IBM zEnterprise EC12 - proven hybrid computing designed to manage multiple workloads, with the simplicity of a single system.

This IBM zAware (#0011, #0138, #0139, #0140, #0141, #0142, #0143, #0150, #0151) enhancement is exclusive to the zBC12 and zEC12 and is supported by z/OS . Refer to the Software requirements section.

Flash Express for improved availability and responsiveness

The Flash Express feature, with exploitation by z/OS , is designed to help improve system availability and responsiveness by using Flash Express across transitional workload events such as market openings, and diagnostic data collection. Together they are also designed to help improve processor performance by supporting middleware such as IMS™ , with its exploitation of pageable large (1 MB) pages. For more details regarding z/OS support, refer to Software Announcement 213-292, dated July 23, 2013 .

The Flash Express feature (#0402) is exclusive to the zBC12 and zEC12 and is for use exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer (#4009). Refer to the Software requirements section.

Compression acceleration for resource optimization with zEDC Express

IBM zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC) for z/OS V2.1 and the zEDC Express feature are designed to support a new data compression function to help provide high-performance, low-latency compression without significant CPU overhead. This may help to reduce disk usage, provide optimized cross-platform exchange of data, and provide higher write rates for SMF data. Initially, z/OS is designed to allow you to specify compression for SMF data written to log streams. Further support is planned. Refer to Statement of general direction section. For more details regarding z/OS support, refer to Software Announcement 213-292, dated July 23, 2013 .

The zEDC Express feature (#0420) is exclusive to the zBC12 and zEC12 and is for use exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer (#4009). It is supported by z/OS . Refer to the Software requirements section. Refer to the Planned availability date section for exploitation by z/OS .

10GbE RoCE Express - helping to optimize network communications

The term RoCE refers to Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet. The 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) RoCE Express feature is designed to help provide System z with access to the low latency, increased network bandwidth and efficient host CPU utilization benefits of RDMA technology. Utilizing the 10GbE RoCE Express feature along with the new Shared Memory Communications - Remote Direct Memory Access (SMC-R) communication protocol in z/OS V2.1 helps to facilitate:

Exploitation of SMC-R is transparent to applications and can be used for z/OS LPAR-to-LPAR communications on a single system or z/OS server-to-server communication in a multiple CPC environment.

The 10GbE RoCE Express feature (#0411) is exclusive to the zBC12 and zEC12 and is for use exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer (#4009). It is supported by z/OS . Refer to the Software requirements section.

Cryptographic enhancements for security-rich protection

System z offers standard and optional hardware-based encryption features and functions to help satisfy application encryption requirements. In addition, System z hardware and software is designed to deliver greater physical security as well as the features and functions essential to help you easily manage the cryptographic configuration in a manner that is integrated with other System z management capabilities.

The cryptographic hardware available on the zBC12 includes the following features and functions:

Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) enhancements

When the Crypto Express4S PCIe adapter is configured as a CCA coprocessor, the following cryptographic enhancements are supported:

Export Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES) key under Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) transport keys: The AES encryption algorithm has greater security than the TDES encryption algorithm. CCA has added the ability to use AES key-encrypting keys (KEKs) to wrap your TDES keys to help begin moving to AES for key management. All of the TDES key wrapping functions are still available, but a parallel set of AES wrapping functions are now available for use.

Diversified Key Generation Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) support: During the Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV) smart card personalization process, session keys are derived and then used to secure messages to the EMV cards. Some EMV card personalization specifications require the use of TDES CBC mode to derive these session keys. This enhancement adds that capability to the existing key derivation options in CCA.

Initial PIN Encrypting Key (IPEK) support: The IPEK is the initial key that is loaded into a point-of-sale (POS) terminal before it is deployed for use, when that terminal will use the Derived Unique Key Per Transaction (DUKPT) key protocol. CCA has added a function that allows the Hardware Security Module (HSM) to securely derive an IPEK and return it to the application program in an encrypted key token, which can then be securely installed in a POS terminal.

Remote Key Export (RKX) key wrapping method support: In a previous release, CCA added the capability to wrap keys using a proprietary enhanced mode algorithm. This included the ability to set a default preference for the wrapping method to be used, as well as options to override that default in most CCA functions. The RKX function now supports that ability as well.

Integration of User Defined Extensions (UDX) into CCA: A UDX is designed to allow you to add custom functions to the CCA application programming interface (API) running in the Hardware Security Module (HSM). CCA has included the following three UDXs in the standard CCA APIs avoiding the requirement for a UDX: Recover PIN from Offset, Symmetric Key Export with Data, and Authentication Parameter Generate.

These CCA enhancements are available on zBC12 and select zEC12, z196, and z114 servers. They are supported by z/OS and z/VM for guest exploitation. Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

IBM Enterprise PKCS #11 (EP11) enhancements

A configuration option for the Crypto Express4S feature supports IBM Enterprise Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) #11 (EP11), which is designed to provide open, industry-standard cryptographic services.

When the Crypto Express4S PCIe adapter is configured as an EP11 coprocessor, the following cryptographic enhancements are supported:

PKCS #11 v2.1 Probabilistic Signature Scheme (PSS) : EP11 now supports the latest algorithm that is used in digital signature applications, offering enhanced security characteristics over prior digital signature algorithms.

EP11 Key agreement algorithms supported:

Offload Generation of Domain Parameters are necessary inputs for the creation of Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA) and Diffie-Hellman key pairs. This enhancement is designed to provide the ability to offload the task of generating domain parameters to EP11, helping to reduce consumption of CPU resources. These domain parameters can then be used to create key pairs.

These EP11 enhancements are exclusive to the Crypto Express4S feature and are available on zBC12 and select zEC12 servers. They are supported by z/OS and by z/VM for guest exploitation. Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 7.3 Licensed Internal Code (LIC)

The following functions are supported in the TKE 7.3 level of LIC:

The TKE 7.3 LIC (#0872) is supported on zBC12, zEC12, z196, and z114.

Previously announced zEC12 security enhancements that also apply to the zBC12 can be found at:

http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/advantages/security/zec12cryptography.html

Channel subsystem enhancement

Increased addressing with up to 24k subchannels per channel (port) for the FICON Express features: To help facilitate growth as well as continuing to enable server consolidation, we are now supporting up to 24k subchannels per FICON Express channel (channel path identifier - CHPID). Now you will be able to define more devices per FICON channel, which includes primary, secondary, and alias devices. The maximum number of subchannels across all device types addressable within an LPAR remains at 63.75k for subchannel set 0 and 64k-1 for subchannel sets 1 and higher.

This support is exclusive to the zBC12 and zEC12. It applies to the FICON Express8S, FICON Express8, and the FICON Express4 features when defined as CHPID type FC. This is supported by z/OS , z/VM , and Linux on System z . Refer to the Software requirements section.

FCP channels support T10-DIF for Linux on System z

Recognizing that high reliability is important to maintaining the availability of business-critical applications, the System z Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) implemented support of the American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) T10 Data Integrity Field (DIF) standard in September of 2011. This support is now available for Linux on System z environments as well as z/VM for guest exploitation.

Data integrity protection fields are generated by the operating system and propagated through the storage area network (SAN). System z helps to provide added end-to-end data protection between the operating system and the storage device.

An extension to the standard, Data Integrity Extensions (DIX), provides checksum protection from the application layer through the host bus adapter (HBA), where cyclical redundancy checking (CRC) protection is implemented.

T10-DIF support by the FICON Express8S and FICON Express8 features, when defined as CHPID type FCP, is supported on the zBC12, zEC12, z196, and z114. Exploitation of the T10-DIF standard is supported by z/VM for guest exploitation and by Linux on System z . Exploitation is also required by the storage device. Refer to the Software requirements section.

OSA-Express5S - an Ethernet technology refresh

A new generation of Ethernet features is being introduced for use in the PCIe I/O drawer and continues to be supported by the 8 GBps PCIe Gen2 host bus. This is an introduction of the full family of features - 1000BASE-T Ethernet for copper environments, in addition to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) for single-mode and multimode fiber optic environments.

The performance characteristics are comparable to the OSA-Express4S features. They also retain the same form factor and port granularity - two ports per feature for the 1000BASE-T Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet features, and one port per feature for the 10 Gigabit Ethernet features. And, the first time offered for networking, the OSA-Express5S features have small form factor pluggable+ (SFP+) transceivers.

The OSA-Express5S family of features (#0413, #0414, #0415, #0416, #0417) is exclusive to the zBC12 and zEC12. They are for use exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer (#4009) and are supported by z/OS , z/VM , z/VSE® , z/TPF, and Linux on System z . Refer to the Software requirements section.

OSA/SF now available on the HMC: OSA Advanced Facilities on the Hardware Management Console (HMC) has been enhanced to provide configuration, validation, activation, and display support exclusively for the OSA-Express5S and OSA-Express4S features. For these features, the Advanced Facilities function on the HMC is used instead of the Open Systems Adapter Support Facility (OSA/SF) - a component of z/OS , z/VM , and z/VSE .

OSA/SF on the HMC is exclusive to the zBC12 and zEC12. The latest driver level is required. OSA/SF on the HMC is required for the OSA-Express5S features. Either OSA/SF on the HMC or the OSA/SF operating system component can be used for the OSA-Express4S features. The OSA/SF operating system component must be used for the OSA-Express3 features. OSA/SF on the HMC can be used to configure channel path identifier (CHPID) type OSE. It can be used to manage (query/display) CHPID types OSD, OSE, and OSN. Refer to the Hardware requirements and Publications sections.

Investment protection for Coupling environments

Improved performance with CFCC Level 19: Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC) Level 19 now supports Coupling Thin Interrupts for improved performance in environments which are sharing Coupling Facility engines. Further support is planned. Refer to Statement of general direction section.

Coupling Thin Interrupts is designed to improve the efficiency of environments where shared engines are used as Coupling Facilities. While dedicated engines continue to be recommended to obtain the best Coupling Facility performance, Coupling Thin Interrupts may help to facilitate the use of a shared pool of engines, helping to lower hardware acquisition costs.

You may now experience CF response time improvements or more consistent CF response times when using Coupling Facilities with shared engines. This may also allow more environments with multiple CF images to coexist in a server, and share CF engines with reasonably good performance. The response time for asynchronous CF requests may also be improved as a result of using Coupling Thin Interrupts on the z/OS host system, regardless of whether the CF is using shared or dedicated engines.

Coupling Thin Interrupts is exclusive to the zBC12, zEC12, and to z/OS . Refer to the Software requirements section.

Enhancements to Advanced Entry Workload License Charges

Enhancements to Advanced Entry Workload License Charges and Technology Transition Offerings: Coinciding with the announcement of the zBC12 server, IBM is making available a new Technology Transition Offering (TTO) called Technology Update Pricing for Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (AEWLC). Technology Update Pricing for AEWLC offers price-performance advantages for zBC12 servers. IBM is also updating the Technology Update Pricing for Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) offering and two Transition Charges for Sysplexes offerings to add the zBC12. In addition, zSeries Entry License Charge (zELC) pricing applies to the zBC12 capacity setting A01, the entry zBC12 server.

Technology Update Pricing for AEWLC extends the software price-performance provided by AEWLC for stand-alone zBC12 servers, and applies to eligible z/OS , z/TPF, and z/VSE operating systems and their associated middleware programs. AEWLC and Tiered Workload License Charges (TWLC) are the only pricing metrics available on a stand-alone zBC12 server, with the exception of the zBC12 capacity setting A01.

When a zBC12 server is in an actively coupled Parallel Sysplex® , you may choose either stand-alone AEWLC, aggregated AWLC pricing, or aggregated Parallel Sysplex License Charges (PSLC) pricing, subject to all applicable terms and conditions.

For additional information about software pricing for the zBC12 server, refer to Software Announcement 213-305, dated July 23, 2013 .

For more information about AWLC, PSLC, or the Transition Charges for Sysplexes TTO offerings, refer to

http://ibm.com/systems/z/swprice/

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

zEnterprise BC12 servers are capable on delivery, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. Section 794d, as implemented by 36 C.F.R. Part 1194, provided that any Assistive Technology used with the Product properly interoperates with it.



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The IBM zEnterprise System offers a total systems approach for enabling fit-for-purpose application deployment and advanced heterogeneous systems management capabilities that are unmatched in the industry.

The zBC12 is best viewed as a money-saving platform, facilitating consolidation of Linux on System z , as well as an efficient, agile, and scalable cloud delivery model.

The zBC12 has been designed to allow you to consolidate hundreds of distributed workloads onto a single system to help improve efficiency, reduce costs, and reinvest savings into new growth opportunities. Its enhanced Enterprise Linux Server solution has 62% more virtual server capacity and a 27% price and performance improvement compared to the previous generation (z114). Using z/VM V6.3, you have support for more virtual servers than any other platform in a single footprint.

The zBC12 also has a unique hybrid design that is designed to allow for the optimal deployment of workloads on best-fit technology with a single point of control. It supports multiarchitecture platform requirements with the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 003 coupled with enhancements to IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager). These allow the zBC12 to extend management strengths to other systems and workloads running on AIX® , POWER7® , Linux on System x® , and Microsoft Windows on System x .

Support of select IBM System x blades in the zBX is designed to allow the zEnterprise to access a whole new application portfolio. Front-end applications that need access to centralized data serving would be a good fit for running on the blades, as well as applications that are a front end to core CICS® or IMS transaction processing such as IBM WebSphere .

From the microprocessor to the software that exploits it, the zBC12 is designed for analytics to help efficiently store, manage, retrieve, and analyze vast amounts of data. Complementing your zEnterprise environment, the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator is designed as a workload-optimized appliance that tightly integrates into the DB2 for z/OS database. This appliance is designed to help enable businesses to derive fast, compelling insights in a secure and highly available environment, without unnecessary cost or complexity.

The zBC12 continues our concentrated focus on security and encryption, seeking to protect data that is at rest or in transit across the network.

New zEnterprise innovations are extended to the zBC12, making it a cost-effective choice without the need to compromise functionality. IBM zAware and Flash Express are designed to help deliver new creative availability solutions. zEDC Express introduces a compression accelerator designed to allow higher write rates for SMF data when hardware compression is enabled. The 10GbE RoCE Express feature is designed to provide the networking fabric for z/OS LPAR-to-LPAR or server-to-server communications, helping to reduce latency with lower processor overhead than traditional TCP/IP communications.

With improved processor performance, increased capacity, more granular growth options, new hybrid computing capabilities, and new zEnterprise innovations, the zBC12 is a perfect fit for infrastructure simplification, efficient cloud delivery, real-time data analytics, and secure mobile applications to help enterprises of all sizes improve customer service.



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IBM WebSphere DataPower® Integration Appliance XI52 Virtual Edition for use within the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension provides flexible deployment options: IBM intends to introduce a version of the WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 Virtual Edition for use within the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX). IBM intends for this virtual appliance to run on System x blades installed within a zBX and it is designed to provide industry-leading security, integration, and optimization capabilities for System z similar to the physical WebSphere DataPower appliance models. Refer to Software Announcement 213-328, dated July 23, 2013 .

CFCC Level 19 exploitation of Flash Express : IBM intends to provide exploitation of the Flash Express feature (#0402) on zEC12 and zBC12 servers with Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC) Level 19 for certain Coupling Facility list structures in the first half of 2014. This new function is designed to allow list structure data to be migrated to Flash Express memory as needed when the consumers of data do not keep pace with its creators for some reason, and migrate it back to real memory to be processed. When using WebSphere MQ for z/OS Version 7 (5655-R36), this new capability is expected to provide significant buffering against enterprise messaging workload spikes and provide support for storing very large amounts of data in shared queue structures, potentially allowing several hours' data to be stored without causing interruptions in processing.

z/VM guest exploitation of zEDC Express feature: In a future z/VM deliverable IBM plans to offer z/VM support for guest exploitation of the zEDC Express feature (#0420) on the IBM zEnterprise EC12 and IBM zEnterprise BC12 systems.

zEDC Express exploitation by z/OS for BSAM and QSAM access methods: IBM intends to provide additional exploitation of the zEDC Express feature with support in z/OS for the BSAM and QSAM access methods. This support is planned to be made available by the end of first quarter 2014.

zEDC Express exploitation by z/OS for DFSMSdss and DFSMShsm: IBM intends to provide exploitation of the zEDC Express feature for DFSMSdss and DFSMShsm by the end of third quarter 2014.

z/VM support of 10GbE RoCE Express : In a future z/VM deliverable IBM plans to offer support for guest exploitation of the 10GbE RoCE Express feature (#0411) on the IBM zEnterprise EC12 and IBM zEnterprise BC12 systems. This support is designed to allow guests to utilize Remote Direct Memory Access over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) for optimized networking.

IBM Java exploitation of zEC12 and zBC12 features and functions: IBM plans for future updates of IBM 31-bit and 64-bit SDK7 for z/OS Java Technology Edition, Version 7 (5655-W43 and 5655-W44) ( IBM SDK for z/OS Java ) to provide exploitation of the following: the zEDC Express feature and Shared Memory Communications-Remote Direct Memory Access (SMC-R) which is utilized by the 10GbE RoCE Express feature.

Removal of support for 3-in-1 Bolt Down Kits: The IBM zEnterprise EC12 and IBM zEnterprise BC12 are planned to be the last System z servers to offer ordering of the 3-in-1 Bolt Down Kits for raised-floor and non-raised-floor environments. This applies to the zEC12 features #8000, #8001, and #8002 and to the zBC12 features #8016 and #8017. Alternate solutions are available.

Removal of support for the HCA2-O fanouts for 12x IFB and 1x IFB InfiniBand coupling links: The IBM zEnterprise EC12 and the IBM zEnterprise BC12 are planned to be the last System z servers to support the following features as carry forward on an upgrade: HCA2-O fanout for 12x IFB coupling links (#0163) and HCA2-O LR fanout for 1x IFB coupling links (#0168). Enterprises should continue migrating to the HCA3-O fanout for 12x IFB (#0171) and the HCA3-O LR fanout for 1x IFB (#0170).

Removal of support for connections to an STP Mixed CTN: The IBM zEnterprise EC12 and the IBM zEnterprise BC12 are the last System z servers to support connections to an STP Mixed CTN. This includes the Sysplex Timer® (9037). After the zEC12 and the zBC12, servers that require time synchronization, such as to support a base or Parallel Sysplex , will require Server Time Protocol (STP), and all servers in that network must be configured in STP-only mode.

Removal of ISC-3 support on System z : The IBM zEnterprise EC12 and the IBM zEnterprise BC12 are planned to be the last System z servers to offer support of the InterSystem Channel-3 (ISC-3) for Parallel Sysplex environments at extended distances. ISC-3 will not be supported on future System z servers as carry forward on an upgrade. Previously we announced that the IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) and IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) servers were the last to offer ordering of ISC-3. Enterprises should continue migrating from ISC-3 features (#0217, #0218, #0219) to 12x InfiniBand (#0171 - HCA3-O fanout) or 1x InfiniBand (#0170 - HCA3-O LR fanout) coupling links.

Removal of OSA-Express3 support on System z : The IBM zEnterprise EC12 and the IBM zEnterprise BC12 are planned to be the last System z servers to offer support of the Open System Adapter-Express3 (OSA-Express3 #3362, #3363, #3367, #3370, #3371) family of features. OSA-Express3 will not be supported on future System z servers as carry forward on an upgrade. Enterprises should continue migrating from the OSA-Express3 features to the OSA-Express4S (#0404, #0405, #0406, #0407, #0408) and OSA-Express5S (#0413, #0414, #0415, #0416, #0417) features.

Removal of support for IEEE 802.3 Ethernet frame types: The IBM zEnterprise EC12 and IBM zEnterprise BC12 are planned to be the last System z servers to support IEEE 802.3 Ethernet frame types on OSA-Express QDIO interfaces in Layer 3 mode. This statement applies to CHPID types OSD and OSX when they are used in Layer 3 mode. These OSA-Express CHPID types in Layer 3 mode are planned to support Ethernet DIX Version 2 (DIX V2) exclusively on future System z servers. OSA-Express non-QDIO (CHPID type OSE) supporting SNA/APPN/HPR with Link Station Architecture (LSA), TCP/IP passthru environments with LAN Channel Station (LCS), and QDIO CHPID types OSD and OSX running in Layer 2 mode are not affected by this change.

Removal of FICON Express4 support on System z : The IBM zEnterprise EC12 and the IBM zEnterprise BC12 are planned to be the last System z servers to offer support of the FICON Express4 features (#3318, #3321, #3322). FICON Express4 will not be supported on future System z servers as carry forward on an upgrade. Enterprises should continue migrating from the FICON Express4 features to the FICON Express8S features (#0409, #0410).

Removal of Crypto Express3 support on System z : The IBM zEnterprise EC12 and the IBM zEnterprise BC12 are planned to be the last System z servers to offer support of the Crypto Express3 features (#0864 and #0871 - zBC12 only). Crypto Express3 will not be supported on future System z servers as carry forward on an upgrade. Enterprises should continue migrating from the Crypto Express3 features to the Crypto Express4S feature (#0865).

IBM System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) and IBM System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) simplification: The IBM zEnterprise EC12 and the IBM zEnterprise BC12 are planned to be the last System z servers to offer support for zAAP specialty engine processors. IBM intends to continue support for running zAAP workloads on zIIP processors ("zAAP on zIIP"). This is intended to help simplify capacity planning and performance management, while still supporting all the currently eligible workloads.

Stabilization of z/VM V5.4 support: The IBM zEnterprise EC12 and IBM zEnterprise BC12 are planned to be the last System z servers supported by z/VM V5.4 and the last System z servers that will support z/VM V5.4 running as a guest (second level). z/VM V5.4 will continue to be supported until December 31, 2014, or until the IBM System z9® EC and IBM System z9 BC are withdrawn from support, whichever is later. Refer to Withdrawal Announcement 912-144, dated August 07, 2012 , Software withdrawal/discontinuance of service: IBM System z selected products.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remain at our sole discretion.



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Refer to the following associated announcements:

Hardware Announcement 113-119, dated July 23, 2013
Software Announcement 213-292, dated July 23, 2013
Software Announcement 213-297, dated July 23, 2013


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                                Machine
Description                     type     Model  Feature
 
IBM zEnterprise BC12            2828      H06
                                          H13
 
MTU 1 - D                                       0001
MTU 100 - D                                     0002
MTU 1 - V                                       0003
MTU 100 - V                                     0004
GTU 1 - D                                       0005
GTU 100 - D                                     0006
GTU 1 - V                                       0007
GTU 100 - V                                     0008
GTU 1000 - D                                    0009
GTU 1000 - V                                    0010
 
HMC                                             0092
I/O Cage ISC-D Airflow                          0113
I/O Cage Full Card Airflow                      0114
1 CPE Capacity Unit                             0116
100 CPE Capacity Unit                           0117
10000 CPE Capacity Unit                         0118
1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL                         0119
100 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL                       0120
1 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF                         0121
100 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF                       0122
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP                        0123
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP                      0124
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP                        0125
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP                      0126
1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP                         0127
100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP                       0128
Fanout Airflow                                  0165
PCIe Fanout                                     0169
HCA3-O LR fanout for 1x IFB                     0170
HCA3-O fanout for 12x IFB                       0171
 
Manage FW Suite                                 0019
Automate FW Suite                               0020
Ensemble membership                             0025
zBX Detach                                      0030
zBX Attach                                      0031
Automate FW IFL                                 0060
Manage FW DP                                    0064
Manage FW Pwr Blade                             0065
Manage FW IBM System x Bl                       0066
Automate FW DP                                  0067
Automate FW Pwr Blade                           0068
Automate FW IBM System x Bl                     0069
 
IBM zAware                                      0011
IBM zAware CP 2pack                             0138
IBM zAware CP 4pack                             0140
IBM zAware CP 6pack                             0142
IBM zAware CP 10pack                            0150
IBM zAware DR CP 2pack                          0139
IBM zAware DR CP 4pack                          0141
IBM zAware DR CP 6pack                          0143
IBM zAware DR CP 10pack                         0151
 
PCIe Interconnect Card                          0400
Flash Express                                   0402
FICON Express8S 10Km LX                         0409
FICON Express8S SX                              0410
10GbE RoCE Express                              0411
OSA-Express5S GbE LX                            0413
OSA-Express5S GbE SX                            0414
OSA-Express5S 10 GbE LR                         0415
OSA-Express5S 10 GbE SR                         0416
OSA-Express5S 1000BASE-T                        0417
zEDC Express                                    0420
 
Month Indicator                                 0660
Day Indicator                                   0661
Hour Indicator                                  0662
Minute Indicator                                0663
 
TKE workstation                                 0842
TKE 7.3 LIC                                     0872
Crypto Express4S                                0865
Addl smart cards                                0884
TKE Smart Card Reader                           0885
 
UID Label for DoD                               0998
STP Enablement                                  1021
EMEA Special Operations                         1022
 
4 GB Mem DIMM(10/feat)                          1600
8 GB Mem DIMM(10/feat)                          1601
16 GB Mem DIMM(10/feat)                         1603
32 GB Mem DIMM(10/feat)                         1609
 
LICCC Ship Via Net Ind                          1750
8GB Memory Capacity Incr                        1903
8GB FTR Converted memory                        1904
Preplanned memory                               1993
 
16 GB Memory                                    3610
24 GB Memory                                    3611
32 GB Memory                                    3612
40 GB Memory                                    3613
48 GB Memory                                    3614
56 GB Memory                                    3615
64 GB Memory                                    3616
72 GB Memory                                    3617
80 GB Memory                                    3618
88 GB Memory                                    3619
96 GB Memory                                    3620
104 GB Memory                                   3621
112 GB Memory                                   3622
144 GB Memory                                   3628
176 GB Memory                                   3629
208 GB Memory                                   3630
240 GB Memory                                   3631
 
US English                                      2924
France                                          2928
German                                          2929
Spanish - Non Spain                             2930
Spain                                           2931
Italian                                         2932
Canadian French                                 2935
Portuguese                                      2978
Brazilian Portuguese                            2979
UK English                                      2980
Norwegian                                       2983
Sweden Finland                                  2987
Netherlands                                     2988
Belgian French                                  2989
Denmark                                         2993
Swiss French & German                           2997
Luxembourg-Belgium ordered                      5560
Iceland-Ordered in Denmark                      5561
China-Ordered in Hong Kong                      5562
 
Flat Panel Display                              6096
 
Balanced Power Plan Ahead                       3003
BPR Pair Air Model                              3004
BPD Pair Air Model                              3008
Internal Battery IBF-E                          3213
 
Universal Lift Tool/Ladder                      3759
Serv Docs Optional Print                        0033
CPACF Enablement                                3863
PCIe I/O Drawer                                 4009
 
Top Exit w/Power                                7901
FQC Bracket & Mounting Hdw                      7907
LC Duplex 6.6ft Harnesses                       7909
LC Duplex 8.5ft Harnesses                       7911
Top Exit Cabling                                7920
Side Covers                                     7921
Non Raised Floor Support                        7998
3-in-1 Bolt Down Kit                            8016
Bolt Down Kit NRF                               8017
 
14ft 380-520V DC line cord                      8966
6ft 480V 3Ph cord top exit                      8969
6ft 200V 1Ph cord top exit                      8971
6ft 380-520V DC top exit                        8973
6ft 200V 3Ph cord top exit                      8975
14ft 200V 30A 3Ph cord                          8987
14ft 200V 30A 1Ph line                          8990

 

 
14ft 480V 30A 3Ph cord                          8983

 
 
400V 3Ph top exit cord                          8957
400V 3Ph line cord                              8976

 
Multi Order Ship Flag                           9000
Multi Order Rec Only-NB                         9001
Multi Order Rec Only-MES                        9002
RPO Action Flag                                 9003
Downgraded PUs Per Request                      9004
On/Off CoD Act IFL Day                          9888
On/Off CoD Act ICF Day                          9889
On/Off CoD Act zAAP Day                         9893
On/Off CoD authorization                        9896
On/Off CoD Act Cap CP Day                       9897
Perm upgr authorization                         9898
CIU Activation (Flag)                           9899
On Line CoD Buying (Flag)                       9900
On/Off CoD Act zIIP Day                         9908
On/Off CoD Act SAP Day                          9909
CBU authorization                               9910
CPE authorization                               9912
OPO sales authorization                         9913
1 MSU day                                       9917
100 MSU days                                    9918
10000 MSU days                                  9919
1 IFL day                                       9920
100 IFL days                                    9921
1 ICF day                                       9922
100 ICF days                                    9923
1 zIIP day                                      9924
100 zIIP days                                   9925
1 zAAP day                                      9926
100 zAAP days                                   9927
1 SAP day                                       9928
100 SAP days                                    9929
 
Site Tool Kit                                   9969
Height Reduce Ship                              9975
Height Reduce for Return                        9976
 
CP-A                                            5765
CP-B                                            5766
CP-C                                            5768
CP-D                                            5769
CP-E                                            5770
CP-F                                            5771
CP-G                                            5772
CP-H                                            5773
CP-I                                            5774
CP-J                                            5775
CP-K                                            5776
CP-L                                            5777
CP-M                                            5778
CP-N                                            5779
CP-O                                            5780
CP-P                                            5781
CP-Q                                            5782
CP-R                                            5783
CP-S                                            5784
CP-T                                            5785
CP-U                                            5786
CP-V                                            5787
CP-W                                            5788
CP-X                                            5789
CP-Y                                            5790
CP-Z                                            5791
IFL                                             5794
ICF                                             5795
SAP (optional)                                  5796
zAAP                                            5797
zIIP                                            5798
Unassigned IFL                                  5799
 
Additional CBU Test                             6805
Total CBU Years Ordered                         6817
CBU Records Ordered                             6818
Single CBU CP-Year                              6820
25 CBU CP-Year                                  6821
Single CBU IFL-Year                             6822
25 CBU IFL-Year                                 6823
Single CBU ICF-Year                             6824
25 CBU ICF-Year                                 6825
Single CBU zAAP-Year                            6826
25 CBU zAAP-Year                                6827
Single CBU zIIP-Year                            6828
25 CBU zIIP-Year                                6829
Single CBU SAP-Year                             6830
25 CBU SAP-Year                                 6831
CBU Replenishment                               6832
Capacity for Planned Event                      6833
OPO Sales Flag                                  6835
OPO Sales Flag Alteration                       6836
 
0-Way Processor A00                             5905
1-Way Processor A01                             5906
1-Way Processor B01                             5907
1-Way Processor C01                             5908
1-Way Processor D01                             5909
1-Way Processor E01                             5910
1-Way Processor F01                             5911
1-Way Processor G01                             5912
1-Way Processor H01                             5913
1-Way Processor I01                             5914
1-Way Processor J01                             5915
1-Way Processor K01                             5916
1-Way Processor L01                             5917
1-Way Processor M01                             5918
1-Way Processor N01                             5920
1-Way Processor O01                             5921
1-Way Processor P01                             5922
1-Way Processor Q01                             5923
1-Way Processor R01                             5924
1-Way Processor S01                             5925
1-Way Processor T01                             5926
1-Way Processor U01                             5927
1-Way Processor V01                             5928
1-Way Processor W01                             5929
1-Way Processor X01                             5930
1-Way Processor Y01                             5931
1-Way Processor Z01                             5932
 
2-Way Processor A02                             5933
2-Way Processor B02                             5934
2-Way Processor C02                             5935
2-Way Processor D02                             5936
2-Way Processor E02                             5937
2-Way Processor F02                             5938
2-Way Processor G02                             5939
2-Way Processor H02                             5940
2-Way Processor I02                             5941
2-Way Processor J02                             5942
2-Way Processor K02                             5943
2-Way Processor L02                             5944
2-Way Processor M02                             5945
2-Way Processor N02                             5946
2-Way Processor O02                             5947
2-Way Processor P02                             5948
2-Way Processor Q02                             5949
2-Way Processor R02                             5950
2-Way Processor S02                             5951
2-Way Processor T02                             5952
2-Way Processor U02                             5953
2-Way Processor V02                             5954
2-Way Processor W02                             5955
2-Way Processor X02                             5956
2-Way Processor Y02                             5957
2-Way Processor Z02                             5958
 
3-Way Processor A03                             5959
3-Way Processor B03                             5960
3-Way Processor C03                             5961
3-Way Processor D03                             5962
3-Way Processor E03                             5963
3-Way Processor F03                             5964
3-Way Processor G03                             5965
3-Way Processor H03                             5966
3-Way Processor I03                             5967
3-Way Processor J03                             5968
3-Way Processor K03                             5969
3-Way Processor L03                             5970
3-Way Processor M03                             5971
3-Way Processor N03                             5972
3-Way Processor O03                             5973
3-Way Processor P03                             5974
3-Way Processor Q03                             5975
3-Way Processor R03                             5976
3-Way Processor S03                             5977
3-Way Processor T03                             5978
3-Way Processor U03                             5979
3-Way Processor V03                             5980
3-Way Processor W03                             5981
3-Way Processor X03                             5982
3-Way Processor Y03                             5983
3-Way Processor Z03                             5984
 
4-Way Processor A04                             5985
4-Way Processor B04                             5986
4-Way Processor C04                             5987
4-Way Processor D04                             5988
4-Way Processor E04                             5989
4-Way Processor F04                             5990
4-Way Processor G04                             5991
4-Way Processor H04                             5992
4-Way Processor I04                             5993
4-Way Processor J04                             5994
4-Way Processor K04                             5995
4-Way Processor L04                             5996
4-Way Processor M04                             5997
4-Way Processor N04                             5998
4-Way Processor O04                             5999
4-Way Processor P04                             6000
4-Way Processor Q04                             6001
4-Way Processor R04                             6002
4-Way Processor S04                             6003
4-Way Processor T04                             6004
4-Way Processor U04                             6005
4-Way Processor V04                             6006
4-Way Processor W04                             6007
4-Way Processor X04                             6008
4-Way Processor Y04                             6009
4-Way Processor Z04                             6010
 
5-Way Processor A05                             6011
5-Way Processor B05                             6012
5-Way Processor C05                             6013
5-Way Processor D05                             6014
5-Way Processor E05                             6015
5-Way Processor F05                             6016
5-Way Processor G05                             6017
5-Way Processor H05                             6018
5-Way Processor I05                             6019
5-Way Processor J05                             6020
5-Way Processor K05                             6021
5-Way Processor L05                             6022
5-Way Processor M05                             6023
5-Way Processor N05                             6024
5-Way Processor O05                             6025
5-Way Processor P05                             6026
5-Way Processor Q05                             6027
5-Way Processor R05                             6028
5-Way Processor S05                             6029
5-Way Processor T05                             6030
5-Way Processor U05                             6031
5-Way Processor V05                             6032
5-Way Processor W05                             6033
5-Way Processor X05                             6034
5-Way Processor Y05                             6035
5-Way Processor Z05                             6036
 
6-Way Processor A06                             6037
6-Way Processor B06                             6038
6-Way Processor C06                             6039
6-Way Processor D06                             6040
6-Way Processor E06                             6041
6-Way Processor F06                             6042
6-Way Processor G06                             6043
6-Way Processor H06                             6044
6-Way Processor I06                             6045
6-Way Processor J06                             6046
6-Way Processor K06                             6047
6-Way Processor L06                             6048
6-Way Processor M06                             6049
6-Way Processor N06                             6050
6-Way Processor O06                             6051
6-Way Processor P06                             6052
6-Way Processor Q06                             6053
6-Way Processor R06                             6054
6-Way Processor S06                             6055
6-Way Processor T06                             6056
6-Way Processor U06                             6057
6-Way Processor V06                             6058
6-Way Processor W06                             6059
6-Way Processor X06                             6060
6-Way Processor Y06                             6061
6-Way Processor Z06                             6062
 
A00 Capacity Marker                             9069
A01 Capacity Marker                             9070
B01 Capacity Marker                             9071
C01 Capacity Marker                             9072
D01 Capacity Marker                             9073
E01 Capacity Marker                             9074
F01 Capacity Marker                             9075
G01 Capacity Marker                             9076
H01 Capacity Marker                             9077
I01 Capacity Marker                             9078
J01 Capacity Marker                             9079
K01 Capacity Marker                             9080
L01 Capacity Marker                             9081
M01 Capacity Marker                             9082
N01 Capacity Marker                             9083
O01 Capacity Marker                             9084
P01 Capacity Marker                             9085
Q01 Capacity Marker                             9086
R01 Capacity Marker                             9087
S01 Capacity Marker                             9088
T01 Capacity Marker                             9089
U01 Capacity Marker                             9090
V01 Capacity Marker                             9091
W01 Capacity Marker                             9092
X01 Capacity Marker                             9093
Y01 Capacity Marker                             9094
Z01 Capacity Marker                             9095
 
A02 Capacity Marker                             9096
B02 Capacity Marker                             9097
C02 Capacity Marker                             9098
D02 Capacity Marker                             9099
E02 Capacity Marker                             9100
F02 Capacity Marker                             9101
G02 Capacity Marker                             9102
H02 Capacity Marker                             9103
I02 Capacity Marker                             9104
J02 Capacity Marker                             9105
K02 Capacity Marker                             9106
L02 Capacity Marker                             9107
M02 Capacity Marker                             9108
N02 Capacity Marker                             9109
O02 Capacity Marker                             9110
P02 Capacity Marker                             9111
Q02 Capacity Marker                             9112
R02 Capacity Marker                             9113
S02 Capacity Marker                             9114
T02 Capacity Marker                             9116
U02 Capacity Marker                             9117
V02 Capacity Marker                             9118
W02 Capacity Marker                             9119
X02 Capacity Marker                             9120
Y02 Capacity Marker                             9121
Z02 Capacity Marker                             9122
 
A03 Capacity Marker                             9123
B03 Capacity Marker                             9124
C03 Capacity Marker                             9125
D03 Capacity Marker                             9126
E03 Capacity Marker                             9127
F03 Capacity Marker                             9128
G03 Capacity Marker                             9129
H03 Capacity Marker                             9130
I03 Capacity Marker                             9131
J03 Capacity Marker                             9132
K03 Capacity Marker                             9133
L03 Capacity Marker                             9134
M03 Capacity Marker                             9135
N03 Capacity Marker                             9136
O03 Capacity Marker                             9137
P03 Capacity Marker                             9138
Q03 Capacity Marker                             9139
R03 Capacity Marker                             9140
S03 Capacity Marker                             9141
T03 Capacity Marker                             9142
U03 Capacity Marker                             9143
V03 Capacity Marker                             9144
W03 Capacity Marker                             9145
X03 Capacity Marker                             9146
Y03 Capacity Marker                             9147
Z03 Capacity Marker                             9148
 
A04 Capacity Marker                             9149
B04 Capacity Marker                             9150
C04 Capacity Marker                             9151
D04 Capacity Marker                             9152
E04 Capacity Marker                             9153
F04 Capacity Marker                             9154
G04 Capacity Marker                             9155
H04 Capacity Marker                             9156
I04 Capacity Marker                             9157
J04 Capacity Marker                             9158
K04 Capacity Marker                             9159
L04 Capacity Marker                             9160
M04 Capacity Marker                             9161
N04 Capacity Marker                             9162
O04 Capacity Marker                             9163
P04 Capacity Marker                             9164
Q04 Capacity Marker                             9165
R04 Capacity Marker                             9166
S04 Capacity Marker                             9167
T04 Capacity Marker                             9168
U04 Capacity Marker                             9169
V04 Capacity Marker                             9170
W04 Capacity Marker                             9171
X04 Capacity Marker                             9172
Y04 Capacity Marker                             9173
Z04 Capacity Marker                             9174
 
A05 Capacity Marker                             9175
B05 Capacity Marker                             9176
C05 Capacity Marker                             9177
D05 Capacity Marker                             9178
E05 Capacity Marker                             9179
F05 Capacity Marker                             9180
G05 Capacity Marker                             9181
H05 Capacity Marker                             9182
I05 Capacity Marker                             9183
J05 Capacity Marker                             9184
K05 Capacity Marker                             9185
L05 Capacity Marker                             9186
M05 Capacity Marker                             9187
N05 Capacity Marker                             9188
O05 Capacity Marker                             9189
P05 Capacity Marker                             9190
Q05 Capacity Marker                             9191
R05 Capacity Marker                             9192
S05 Capacity Marker                             9193
T05 Capacity Marker                             9194
U05 Capacity Marker                             9195
V05 Capacity Marker                             9196
W05 Capacity Marker                             9197
X05 Capacity Marker                             9198
Y05 Capacity Marker                             9199
Z05 Capacity Marker                             9200
 
A06 Capacity Marker                             9201
B06 Capacity Marker                             9202
C06 Capacity Marker                             9203
D06 Capacity Marker                             9204
E06 Capacity Marker                             9205
F06 Capacity Marker                             9206
G06 Capacity Marker                             9207
H06 Capacity Marker                             9208
I06 Capacity Marker                             9209
J06 Capacity Marker                             9210
K06 Capacity Marker                             9211
L06 Capacity Marker                             9212
M06 Capacity Marker                             9213
N06 Capacity Marker                             9214
O06 Capacity Marker                             9215
P06 Capacity Marker                             9216
Q06 Capacity Marker                             9217
R06 Capacity Marker                             9218
S06 Capacity Marker                             9219
T06 Capacity Marker                             9220
U06 Capacity Marker                             9221
V06 Capacity Marker                             9222
W06 Capacity Marker                             9223
X06 Capacity Marker                             9224
Y06 Capacity Marker                             9225
Z06 Capacity Marker                             9226
 
 
                                Machine
Description                     type     Model  Feature
 
IBM zEnterprise BC12            2828      H06
Model H06                                       1147
8 GB Memory                                     3609
 
IBM zEnterprise BC12            2828      H13
Model H13                                       1148
272 GB Memory                                   3632
304 GB Memory                                   3633
336 GB Memory                                   3634
368 GB Memory                                   3635
400 GB Memory                                   3636
432 GB Memory                                   3637
464 GB Memory                                   3638
496 GB Memory                                   3639
 

Features that may carry forward on an upgrade:

The following features cannot be ordered on the IBM zEnterprise BC12. If they are installed at the time of an upgrade to the IBM zEnterprise BC12 they may be retained.

 
                                Machine
Description                     type     Model  Feature
 
IBM zEnterprise BC12            2828      H06
                                          H13
Ethernet switch                                 0070
HMC                                             0091
HCA2-C Fanout                                   0162
HCA2-O fanout for 12x IFB                       0163
HCA2-O LR fanout                                0168
ISC-Mother Card                                 0217
ISC-Daughter Card                               0218
ISC-3 link on F/C 0218                          0219
IFB-MP Daughter Card                            0326
STI-A8 Mother Card                              0327
 
OSA-Express4S 1 GbE LX                          0404
OSA-Express4S 1 GbE SX                          0405
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE LR                         0406
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE SR                         0407
TKE workstation                                 0841
Crypto Express3                                 0864
Crypto Express3-1P                              0871
 
 
FICON Express4 - 2C SX                          3318
FICON Express4 10KM LX                          3321
FICON Express4 SX                               3322
FICON Express8 10KM LX                          3325
FICON Express8 SX                               3326
OSA-Express3 GbE LX                             3362
OSA-Express3 GbE SX                             3363
OSA-Express3 1000BASET-EN                       3367
OSA-Express3-2P1000BASETEN                      3369
OSA-Express3 10 GbE LR                          3370
OSA-Express3 10 GbE SR                          3371
OSA-Express3-2P GbE SX                          3373
I/O Drawer                                      4000
 
6ft 480V 30A 3Ph cord                           8984

 
 
6ft 200V 30A 3Ph cord                           8986
6ft 200V 30A 1Ph cord                           8989

 
 
14ft HiV 1Ph cut LSZH                           8999
 

Notes :

  1. Memory DIMMs do NOT carry forward.
  2. Support Elements do NOT carry forward.

Model conversions

 
    From             To
M/T     Model   M/T    Model         Description
 
2098    E10     2828    H06  (*)    E10  to  H06
2098    E10     2828    H13  (*)    E10  to  H13
 
    From             To
M/T     Model   M/T    Model         Description
 
2818    M05     2828    H06  (*)    M05  to  H06
2818    M05     2828    H13  (*)    M05  to  H13
2818    M10     2828    H06  (*)    M10  to  H06
2818    M10     2828    H13  (*)    M10  to  H13
 
    From             To
M/T     Model   M/T    Model         Description
 
2828    H06     2828    H13  (*)    H06  to  H13
 
    From             To
M/T     Model   M/T    Model         Description
 
2828    H13     2827    H20  (*)    H13  to  H20r
 
 

(*) Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Feature conversions

The feature conversion list for IBM zEnterprise BC12 is available now in the Library section of Resource Link . This list can be obtained at Resource Link by accessing the following website

https://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/lib03011.nsf/pages/2098to2828featureconversion s?OpenDocument

Using the instructions on the Resource Link panels, obtain a user ID and password. Resource Link has been designed for easy access and navigation.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=113-121


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The following publications are available now in the Library section of Resource Link :

Title                                             Order number
 
zBX Installation Manual for Physical              GC27-2619
  Planning (2458-003)
zEnterprise BC12 Installation Manual -            GC28-6923
  Physical Planning (IMPP)
zEnterprise BC12 System Overview                  SA22-1089
IOCP User's Guide                                 SB10-7037
PR/SM Planning Guide                              SB10-7156
Functional Matrix                                 ZSW0-1335
 

The following publications are shipped with the product and will be available at planned availability in the Library section of Resource Link :

Title                                             Order number
 
Systems Safety Notices                            G229-9054
License Agreement for Machine Code Addendum       GC27-2612
  for Elliptic Curve Cryptography
zBX Installation Manual (2458-003)                GC27-2618
System z Statement of Limited Warranty            GC28-6883
zBX Service Guide                                 GC28-6884
Service Guide for TKE Workstations                GC28-6901
zEnterprise BC12 Safety Inspection                GC28-6921
zEnterprise BC12 Installation Manual              GC28-6922
zEnterprise BC12 Service Guide                    GC28-6924
License Agreement for Machine Code                SC28-6872
zBX Safety Inspection                             GC28-6889
Systems Environmental Notices and User Guide      Z125-5823
 

The following publications will be available at planned availability in the Library section of Resource Link :

Title                                             Order number

Application Programming Interfaces for Java       API-JAVA
Planning for Fiber Optic Links                    GA23-1406
Ensemble Planning and Configuring Guide           GC27-2608
Introduction to Ensembles                         GC27-2609
Ensemble Workload Resource Group                  GC27-2621
  Management Guide
Service Guide for HMCs and SEs                    GC28-6861
CHPID Mapping Tool User's Guide                   GC28-6900
zBC12 Parts Catalog                               GC28-6925
OSA-Express Customer Guide and Reference          SA22-7935
Application Programming Interfaces                SB10-7030
Common Information Model (CIM) Management         SB10-7154
  Interface
Stand-Alone IOCP User's Guide                     SB10-7152
FICON CTC Reference                               SB10-7157
OSA/SF on the Hardware Management Console         SC14-7580
Advanced Workload Analysis Reporter               SC27-2623
  (IBM zAware) Guide
Hardware Management Console Web Services          SC27-2626
  API (Version 2.12.1)
Capacity On Demand User's Guide                   SC28-2605
SCSI IPL - Machine Loader Messages                SC28-6839
Maintenance Information for Fiber Optic Links     SY27-7693
 

Resource Link

Publications for zEnterprise BC12 can be obtained at Resource Link by accessing the following website

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

Using the instructions on the Resource Link panels, obtain a user ID and password. Resource Link has been designed for easy access and navigation.

HMC and SE documentation

At planned availability, the Hardware Management Console (HMC) and Support Element (SE) documentation will be available from the System z HMC and SE (Version 2.12.1) Information Center

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/hwmca/v2r12m1/index.jsp

Redbooks®

The following Redbooks publications are available now:

Title                                             Order number
 
IBM System z Connectivity Handbook                SG24-5444
IBM zEnterprise EC12 Technical Guide              SG24-8049
IBM zEnterprise EC12 and IBM zEnterprise BC12     SG24-8050
 Technical Introduction
IBM zEnterprise BC12 Technical Guide              SG24-8138
 

To download these Redbooks publications, go to

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/pages/zEnterprise?Open

For other IBM Redbooks publications, refer to

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/

The IBM Systems Information Center provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access. The IBM Systems Information Center is at

http://publib14.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems

IBM Publications Center Portal

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.



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IBM Systems Lab Services and Training

IBM Systems Lab Services and Training has the intellectual and technical leverage of the IBM System z development lab, which can assist clients in taking advantage of emerging technologies on the IBM System z platform.

Our teams span a wide breadth and scope of services that are designed to assist clients worldwide, including:

On a billable basis, IBM Systems Lab Services and Training can provide customized solutions, leading-edge consulting and support services, proof of concepts, and benchmarking to satisfy both your clients' current business requirements and strategic initiatives, as well as their System z plans and objectives. If you are interested in engaging the team, contact systemz@us.ibm.com.

In support of this announcement, IBM Systems and Technology Group, Lab Services and Training is announcing the following new offering:

In addition, IBM Systems and Technology Group, Lab Services and Training can assist you with your System z migration requirements. Our experienced Lab Services consultants can provide new clients a quick start approach to moving forward with their new hardware investment. For existing clients, they can develop a customized migration plan, help manage the application environment, and provide assistance when upgrading hardware and software levels in a complex enterprise that may include z/OS , z/VM , and Linux on System z .

To find out more about the IBM System z portfolio and other related products and services contact systemz@us.ibm.com or visit

http://www.ibm.com/systems/services/labservices

IBM Systems and Technology Group, Lab Services and Technical Training supports many IBM offerings. These include both introduction and advanced classes in z/OS , z/VM , and Linux on System z , as well as our hardware update classes.

For additional information on these classes and STG events in your region, visit

http://www.ibm.com/training

Global Technology Services (GTS)

IBM Global Technology Services can leverage business, industry, and IT insights and assess your infrastructure end-to-end to improve time to value and optimize your resources. These services can be delivered in a modular approach, giving clients flexibility to buy what they need when they need it, to help reduce risk and complexity.

For a zEnterprise BC12 environment, Global Technology Services helps you assess and design your IT architecture and align your IT strategy and business priority. This includes developing the business case and high-level transition plan, and a roadmap for an optimized infrastructure. Global Technology Services also enables the client to build and run a smarter zBC12 environment. With these services, you can migrate effectively and efficiently to a current System z environment, and create a more cost-effective and manageable computing environment with server, storage, and network integration and implementation services. Moreover, GTS provides managed services and cloud services for ongoing management to effectively run, utilize, and manage the zBC12.

The following is a list of Global Technology Services services available for the zBC12:

These services can help you integrate, manage, and maintain your server, storage, networks application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services for System z , contact your IBM representative or visit:

IBM Global Technology Services - IBM Facilities Cabling Services

IBM Global Technology Services offers a set of solutions that can help with the setup of a high-availability, resilient cabling network for your data center. IBM Facilities Cabling Services (Service Offering ID: 6950-94D) provides the IBM Fiber Transport System (Service Product ID: 6948-83G) and the ESCON® to FICON migration (Service Product ID: 6948-97D) to facilitate a seamless integration of your System z in a new or existing data center infrastructure:

IBM Facilities Cabling Services offers solutions in addition to the IBM Fiber Transport System and the ESCON to FICON migration such as Smarter Enterprise Connectivity, Passive Optical LAN and Cabling Infrastructure Audit, and Health Checks.

Additional information about IBM Facilities Cabling Services offerings and capabilities is available by contacting cabling@us.ibm.com. Refer also to:



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IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an on-demand business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.



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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
Dimensions (rounded to the nearest 0.1 inch or 0.1 centimeter):
 
                                     Depth   Width   Height
                                      
Without Top Exit I/O
  - Inches                           62.0     30.9    79.3
  - Centimeter                      157.5     78.4   201.3
 
With Top Exit I/O
  - Inches (O/H IO cable exit)       62.0     36.9    84.8
  - Centimeter (O/H IO cable exit)  157.5     93.6   215.3
 
Approximate weight:
 
                               Maximum         Maximum
                               System          System
                              Model H06       Model H13
                               
 
System without IBF Feature
  -  kg                         865.0           946.0
  -  lb                        1946.0          2086.0
 
System with IBF Feature
  -  kg                         965.0          1049.0
  -  lb                        2172.0          2312.0
 

To ensure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

The DC Power feature has no effect on the machine dimensions and weight.

Towers for the Top Exit I/O feature add approximately 43 kg (95 lb) to the total system weight.

Standards

The 10GbE RoCE Express feature (#0411) is designed to conform to the following standards:

The 10GbE RoCE Express feature (#0411) has the following characteristics:

The OSA-Express5S features are designed to conform to the following standards:

The OSA-Express5S features have the following characteristics:

OSA-Express5S 10 Gigabit Ethernet LR (long reach) (#0415)

OSA-Express5S 10 Gigabit Ethernet SR (short reach) (#0416)

OSA-Express5S Gigabit Ethernet LX (long wavelength) (#0413)

OSA-Express5S Gigabit Ethernet SX (short wavelength) (#0414)

OSA-Express5S 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#0417)

For more information on cable types and supported distances, refer to the document Planning for Fiber Optic Links, GA23-1406, which can be found in the Library section of Resource Link at

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink
Operating environment

Capacity of exhaust

Ambient > 28°C or altitude > 3000 feet

Acoustical noise level (nominal conditions):

Principal Configuration: Model H06

Maximum Configuration: Model H13

Leakage and Starting Current : 60 mA / 170A (less than on millisecond)

Homologation

This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.

Hardware requirements

The hardware requirements for the zBC12 and its features and functions are identified.

You should review the PSP buckets for minimum Machine Change Levels (MCLs) and software PTF levels before IPLing operating systems.

HMC support

The Hardware Management Console (HMC) version 2.12.1 supports the features and functions described in this announcement. The HMC version 2.12.1 also supports the systems listed in the table below.

 
            Machine    Firmware       SE
 Family       type      driver     version
 
 zBC12        2828       15        2.12.1
 zEC12        2827       15        2.12.1
 zEC12        2827       12        2.12.0
 z196         2817       93        2.11.1
 z114         2818       93        2.11.1
 z10 EC       2097       79        2.10.2
 z10 BC       2098       79        2.10.2
 z9® EC       2094       67        2.9.2
 z9 BC        2096       67        2.9.2
 z990         2084       55        1.8.2
 z890         2086       55        1.8.2
 z900         2064       3G        1.7.3
 z800         2066       3G        1.7.3

Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) enhancements: When the Crypto Express PCIe adapter is configured as a CCA coprocessor, the cryptographic enhancements identified in this announcement apply to the following:

 
              Machine       Firmware         SE
 Family        type          driver        version
 
 zBC12         2828            15          2.12.1
 zEC12         2827            15          2.12.1
 z196          2817            93 MCL      2.11.1
 z114          2818            93 MCL      2.11.1
 

IBM Enterprise PKCS #11 (EP11) enhancements: When the Crypto Express4S PCIe adapter is configured as an EP11 coprocessor, the cryptographic enhancements identified in this announcement apply to the following:

 
              Machine       Firmware         SE
 Family        type          driver        version
 
 zBC12         2828            15          2.12.1
 zEC12         2827            15          2.12.1
 

Machine Change Levels (MCLs) may be required.

Descriptions of the MCLs are available now on Resource Link .

Access Resource Link at

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

MCLs are designed to be applied concurrently. Contact IBM service personnel for further information.

Peripheral hardware and device attachments

IBM devices previously attached to zEC12, z196, z114, z10 , and z9 servers are supported for attachment to zBC12 channels, unless otherwise noted. The subject I/O devices must meet the FICON and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) architectures to be supported. I/O devices that meet OEMI architecture requirements are supported only using an external converter. Prerequisite Engineering Change Levels may be required. For further detail, contact IBM service personnel.

While the zBC12 supports devices as described above, IBM does not commit to provide support or service for an IBM device that has reached its End of Service effective date as announced by IBM .

Note: IBM cannot confirm the accuracy of performance, compatibility, or any other claims related to non-IBM products. Questions regarding the capabilities of non-IBM products should be addressed to the suppliers of those products.

Information on switches and directors qualified for IBM System z FICON and FCP channels can be found in the Library, Hardware products for servers, Switches and directors qualified for IBM System z FICON and FCP channels section of Resource Link .

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/
Software requirements

IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) requires at a minimum:

For z/OS :

  1. z/OS V1.11 supports zBC12. However, z/OS V1.11 support was withdrawn September 30, 2012. With the z/OS Lifecycle Extension (5657-A01), z/OS V1.11 supports the zBC12. Speak with your IBM representative for details. No exploitation of new zBC12 functions is available with z/OS V1.11. Certain functions and features of the zBC12 require later releases of z/OS . For the complete list of software support, see the PSP buckets and the software requirements listed. For more information on the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11, refer to Software Announcement 212-025, dated April 11, 2012 .
  2. z/OS V1.10 supports zBC12. However, z/OS V1.10 support was withdrawn September 30, 2011. With the z/OS Lifecycle Extension (5656-A01), z/OS V1.10 supports the zBC12. Speak with your IBM representative for details. No exploitation of new zBC12 functions is available with z/OS V1.10. Certain functions and features of the zBC12 require later releases of z/OS . For the complete list of software support, see the PSP buckets and the software requirements listed. For more information on the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10, refer to Software Announcement 211-002, dated February 15, 2011 . After September 30, 2013, an extended support contract for z/OS V1.10 will be required. Contact your IBM representative for details.

LPAR enhancement to provide physical capacity limit enforcement requires at a minimum:

Exploitation of 2 GB pages requires at a minimum:

IBM zAware (#0011) requires at a minimum:

Flash Express (#0402) requires at a minimum:

zEDC Express (#0420) for compression acceleration requires at a minimum:

For availability of support for SMF log data refer to the Planned availability date section.

10GbE RoCE Express (#0411) requires at a minimum:

Crypto Express CCA enhancements when the PCIe adapter is configured as CCA coprocessor (supported on zBC12 and select zEC12, z196, and z114 servers): Export TDES key under AES transport key, Diversified Key Generation CBC, IPEK, RKX key wrapping method, and Integration of UDX into CCA require at a minimum:

Crypto Express4S (#0865) EP11 enhancements when the Crypto Express4S PCIe adapter is configured as an EP11 coprocessor (supported on zBC12 and select zEC12 servers) PKCS #11 v2.1 PSS, EP11 Key agreement algorithms, and Offload Generation of Domain Parameters require at a minimum:

Crypto Express4S (#0865) exploitation including Enterprise Security PKCS #11-Hardware Security Module (HSM), DUKPT for MAC and Data Encryption, Cipher Text Translate CCA Verb, PKDS/TKDS Constraint Relief, Random Number Cache, FIPS on Demand, and Wrapping Keys with Strong Keys requires at a minimum:

Crypto Express4S (#0865) toleration, which treats Crypto Express4S cryptographic coprocessors and accelerators as Crypto Express3 coprocessors and accelerators, requires at a minimum:

Crypto Express3 (#0864, #0871) toleration, if carried forward, requires at a minimum:

24k subchannel support for FICON Express8S, FICON Express8, and FICON Express4 features when defined as CHPID type FC requires at a minimum:

T10-DIF support by the FICON Express8S and FICON Express8 features when defined as CHPID type FCP on zEC12, zBC12, z196, and z114 requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8S (CHPID type FC) (#0409, #0410) when utilizing FICON or Channel-To-Channel (CTC), requires at a minimum:

GRS FICON CTC toleration requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8S (CHPID type FC) (#0409, #0410) for support of zHPF single-track operations requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8S (CHPID type FC) (#0409, #0410) for support of zHPF multitrack operations requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8S (CHPID type FCP) (#0409, #0410) for support of SCSI devices requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8S (CHPID type FCP) (#0409, #0410) support of hardware data router requires at a minimum:

OSA-Express5S GbE LX (#0413) and GbE SX (#0414) require at minimum:

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of two ports per CHPID:

CHPID type OSD without maximum port exploitation (one port on the PCIe adapter is available for use):

OSA-Express5S 10 GbE LR (#0415) and 10 GbE SR (#0416) require at a minimum:

CHPID type OSD:

CHPID type OSX for access control to the intraensemble data network (IEDN) from zBC12 to Unified Resource Manager functions:

OSA-Express5S 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#0417) requires at minimum:

CHPID type OSC supporting TN3270E and non-SNA DFT with exploitation of two ports per CHPID:

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of two ports per CHPID requires at minimum:

CHPID type OSD without maximum port exploitation (one port on the PCIe adapter is available for use) requires at minimum:

CHPID type OSE supporting 4 or 2 ports per feature requires at minimum:

CHPID type OSM for intranode management network (INMN) requires at minimum:

CHPID type OSN for OSA-Express for NCP (does not use ports; all communication is LPAR-to-LPAR) requires at minimum:

12x InfiniBand (12x IFB) coupling links (#0171, #0163) and 1x InfiniBand (1x IFB) coupling links (#0170, #0168) require at a minimum:

Exploitation of CFCC Level 19 requires at a minimum:

CFCC Level 19 Coupling Thin Interrupts requires at a minimum:

Runtime Instrumentation requires at a minimum:

Transactional Execution requires at a minimum:

Java exploitation of Transactional Execution requires at a minimum:

z/OS XL C/C++ exploitation of zBC12 or zEC12 machine instructions using ARCH (10) or TUNE (10) parameters requires at a minimum:

Exploitation of zBC12 or zEC12 machine instructions using High Level Assembler requires at a minimum:

CPU Measurement Facility requires at a minimum:

Planning information

Cable orders

Cabling responsibilities

Fiber optic cables, cable planning, labeling, and placement are all customer responsibilities for new installations and upgrades. Fiber optic cables cannot be ordered as features. Installation Planning Representatives (IPRs) and System Service Representatives (SSRs) will not perform the fiber optic cabling tasks without a services contract.

The following tasks are required to be performed by the customer prior to machine installation:

Additional service charges may be incurred during the server installation if the above cabling tasks are not accomplished as required.

For further details, refer to the Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP), available on Resource Link .

Refer also to Planning for Fiber Optic Links, GA23-1406, available on Resource Link .

Installability

The average installation time for a zBC12 is approximately 11 installer hours. This does not include planning hours. This assumes the Pre-Installation Configuration Service, a full System Assurance Product Review, and implementation of the cable services have been performed. See your IBM representative for details on these services.

Security, auditability, and control

The zBC12 uses the security and auditability features and functions of host hardware, host software, and application software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent ." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the "symptoms," diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24x7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits via either the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support website at

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent . Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from their system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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Terms and conditions
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IBM Global Financing

Yes

Warranty period

One year

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Extended Warranty Service
Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

CRU and On-site Service

At IBM's discretion, you will receive specified CRU service, or IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service level is:

The following service is available as warranty for your machine type.

Warranty service upgrades

The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

IBM On-site Service: IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

The following service is provided.

Warranty service upgrades

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Three

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

Yes

Machine installation

Installation is performed by IBM . IBM will install the machine in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the Machine. Contact IBM at 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378).

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed Internal Code

IBM Licensed Internal Code (LIC) is licensed for use by a customer on a specific machine, designated by serial number, under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable a specific machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or visiting

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

Specific Machine LIC Type Model

2828-H06
2828-H13

Terms for use of IBM zAware: The terms for use of IBM zAware are specified in the IBM Customer Agreement, Attachment for the IBM zAware Offering (in the US, form number Z125-8993-US). Each enterprise is required to sign this contract one time within a given country before IBM will accept an order for its first-ever instance of the IBM zAware enablement feature (feature #0011).

Elliptical Curve Cryptography technology (ECC) is included with the zEnterprise BC12 cryptography features. This technology is delivered through the machine's Licensed Internal Code, and requires license terms in addition to the standard IBM License Agreement for Machine Code (LMC) referenced above. These additional terms are delivered through the LMC's Addendum for Elliptical Curve Cryptography, which is available at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties/machine_code_cryptadd.html

The terms of this ECC Addendum are included with the LMC when a cryptography feature is included in the zEnterprise BC12 order, or when a cryptography feature is carried forward as part of an MES order into zEnterprise BC12.

Acceptance-By-Use Machine: No

Machine Code License Acceptance Requirement

The Machine Code license requires signed acceptance by the machine's end user directly with IBM , applicable to orders for a new machine, machine type conversion MES, and machines transferred to another user.

Educational allowance

Not applicable



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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

Product charges
 
                      Mach                            EW MMMC  Init/
Description           type   Mod   Feat               Fe Ind   MES
 
IBM                   2828
zEnterprise BC12
                             H06                          X
                             H13                          X
 
MTU 1 - D                          0001                        MES
MTU 100 - D                        0002                        MES
MTU 1 - V                          0003                        MES
MTU 100 - V                        0004                        MES
GTU 1 - D                          0005                        MES
GTU 100 - D                        0006                        MES
GTU 1 - V                          0007                        MES
GTU 100 - V                        0008                        MES
GTU 1000 - D                       0009                        MES
GTU 1000 - V                       0010                        MES
 
HMC                                0092                        Both
I/O Cage ISC-D Airflow             0113                        Both
I/O Cage Full Card Airflow         0114                        Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit                0116                        Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit              0117                        Both
10000 CPE Capacity Unit            0118                        Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL            0119                        Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL          0120                        Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF            0121                        Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF          0122                        Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP           0123                        Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP         0124                        Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP           0125                        Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP         0126                        Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP            0127                        Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP          0128                        Both
Fanout Airflow                     0165                        Both
PCIe Fanout                        0169                        Both
HCA3-O LR fanout for 1x IFB        0170                        Both
HCA3-O fanout for 12x IFB          0171                        Both
 
Manage FW Suite                    0019                        Both
Automate FW Suite                  0020                        Both
Ensemble membership                0025                        Both
zBX Detach                         0030                        MES
zBX Attach                         0031                        Both
Automate FW IFL                    0060                        Both
Manage FW DP                       0064                        Both
Manage FW Pwr Blade                0065                        Both
Manage FW IBM System x Bl          0066                        Both
Automate FW DP                     0067                        Both
Automate FW Pwr Blade              0068                        Both
Automate FW IBM System x Bl        0069                        Both
 
IBM zAware                         0011                        Both
IBM zAware CP 2pack                0138                        Both
IBM zAware CP 4pack                0140                        Both
IBM zAware CP 6pack                0142                        Both
IBM zAware CP 10pack               0150                        Both
IBM zAware DR CP 2pack             0139                        Both
IBM zAware DR CP 4pack             0141                        Both
IBM zAware DR CP 6pack             0143                        Both
IBM zAware DR CP 10pack            0151                        Both
 
PCIe Interconnect Card             0400                        Both
Flash Express                      0402                        Both
FICON Express8S 10Km LX            0409                        Both
FICON Express8S SX                 0410                        Both
10GbE RoCE Express                 0411                        Both
OSA-Express5S GbE LX               0413                        Both
OSA-Express5S GbE SX               0414                        Both
OSA-Express5S 10 GbE LR            0415                        Both
OSA-Express5S 10 GbE SR            0416                        Both
OSA-Express5S 1000BASE-T           0417                        Both
zEDC Express                       0420                        Both
 
Month Indicator                    0660                        Both
Day Indicator                      0661                        Both
Hour Indicator                     0662                        Both
Minute Indicator                   0663                        Both
 
TKE workstation                    0842                        Both
TKE 7.3 LIC                        0872                        Both
Crypto Express4S                   0865                        Both
Addl smart cards                   0884                        Both
TKE Smart Card Reader              0885                        Both
 
UID Label for DoD                  0998                        Init
STP Enablement                     1021                        Both
EMEA Special Operations            1022                        Both
 
4 GB Mem DIMM(10/feat)             1600                        Both
8 GB Mem DIMM(10/feat)             1601                        Both
16 GB Mem DIMM(10/feat)            1603                        Both
32 GB Mem DIMM(10/feat)            1609                        Both
 
LICCC Ship Via Net Ind             1750                        MES
8GB Memory Capacity Incr           1903                        Both
8GB FTR Converted memory           1904                        Both
Preplanned memory                  1993                        Both
 
16 GB Memory                       3610                        Both
24 GB Memory                       3611                        Both
32 GB Memory                       3612                        Both
40 GB Memory                       3613                        Both
48 GB Memory                       3614                        Both
56 GB Memory                       3615                        Both
64 GB Memory                       3616                        Both
72 GB Memory                       3617                        Both
80 GB Memory                       3618                        Both
88 GB Memory                       3619                        Both
96 GB Memory                       3620                        Both
104 GB Memory                      3621                        Both
112 GB Memory                      3622                        Both
144 GB Memory                      3628                        Both
176 GB Memory                      3629                        Both
208 GB Memory                      3630                        Both
240 GB Memory                      3631                        Both
 
US English                         2924                        Init
France                             2928                        Init
German                             2929                        Init
Spanish - Non Spain                2930                        Init
Spain                              2931                        Init
Italian                            2932                        Init
Canadian French                    2935                        Init
Portuguese                         2978                        Init
Brazilian Portuguese               2979                        Init
UK English                         2980                        Init
Norwegian                          2983                        Init
Sweden Finland                     2987                        Init
Netherlands                        2988                        Init
Belgian French                     2989                        Init
Denmark                            2993                        Init
Swiss French & German              2997                        Init
Luxembourg-Belgium ordered         5560                        Init
Iceland-Ordered in Denmark         5561                        Init
China-Ordered in Hong Kong         5562                        Init
 
Flat Panel Display                 6096                        Both
 
Balanced Power Plan Ahead          3003                        Both
BPR Pair Air Model                 3004                        Both
BPD Pair Air Model                 3008                        Both
Internal Battery IBF-E             3213                        Both
 
Universal Lift Tool/Ladder         3759                        Both
Serv Docs Optional Print           0033                        Both
CPACF Enablement                   3863                        Both
PCIe I/O Drawer                    4009                        Both
 
Top Exit w/Power                   7901                        Both
FQC Bracket & Mounting Hdw         7907                        Both
LC Duplex 6.6ft Harnesses          7909                        Both
LC Duplex 8.5ft Harnesses          7911                        Both
Top Exit Cabling                   7920                        Both
Side Covers                        7921                        Both
Non Raised Floor Support           7998                        Both
3-in-1 Bolt Down Kit               8016                        Both
Bolt Down Kit NRF                  8017                        Both
 
14ft 380-520V DC line cord         8966                        Both
6ft 480V 3Ph cord top exit         8969                        Both
6ft 200V 1Ph cord top exit         8971                        Both
6ft 380-520V DC top exit           8973                        Both
6ft 200V 3Ph cord top exit         8975                        Both
14ft 200V 30A 3Ph cord             8987                        Both
14ft 200V 30A 1Ph line             8990                        Both

 

 
14ft 480V 30A 3Ph cord             8983                        Both

 
 
400V 3Ph top exit cord             8957                        Both
400V 3Ph line cord                 8976                        Both

 
Multi Order Ship Flag              9000                        Both
Multi Order Rec Only-NB            9001                        Both
Multi Order Rec Only-MES           9002                        MES
RPO Action Flag                    9003                        MES
Downgraded PUs Per Request         9004                        Both
On/Off CoD Act IFL Day             9888                        MES
On/Off CoD Act ICF Day             9889                        MES
On/Off CoD Act zAAP Day            9893                        MES
On/Off CoD authorization           9896                        Both
On/Off CoD Act Cap CP Day          9897                        MES
Perm upgr authorization            9898                        Both
CIU Activation (Flag)              9899                        MES
On Line CoD Buying (Flag)          9900                        Both
On/Off CoD Act zIIP Day            9908                        MES
On/Off CoD Act SAP Day             9909                        MES
CBU authorization                  9910                        Both
CPE authorization                  9912                        Both
OPO sales authorization            9913                        Both
1 MSU day                          9917                        MES
100 MSU days                       9918                        MES
10000 MSU days                     9919                        MES
1 IFL day                          9920                        MES
100 IFL days                       9921                        MES
1 ICF day                          9922                        MES
100 ICF days                       9923                        MES
1 zIIP day                         9924                        MES
100 zIIP days                      9925                        MES
1 zAAP day                         9926                        MES
100 zAAP days                      9927                        MES
1 SAP day                          9928                        MES
100 SAP days                       9929                        MES
 
Site Tool Kit                      9969                        Both
Height Reduce Ship                 9975                        Both
Height Reduce for Return           9976                        MES
 
CP-A                               5765                        Both
CP-B                               5766                        Both
CP-C                               5768                        Both
CP-D                               5769                        Both
CP-E                               5770                        Both
CP-F                               5771                        Both
CP-G                               5772                        Both
CP-H                               5773                        Both
CP-I                               5774                        Both
CP-J                               5775                        Both
CP-K                               5776                        Both
CP-L                               5777                        Both
CP-M                               5778                        Both
CP-N                               5779                        Both
CP-O                               5780                        Both
CP-P                               5781                        Both
CP-Q                               5782                        Both
CP-R                               5783                        Both
CP-S                               5784                        Both
CP-T                               5785                        Both
CP-U                               5786                        Both
CP-V                               5787                        Both
CP-W                               5788                        Both
CP-X                               5789                        Both
CP-Y                               5790                        Both
CP-Z                               5791                        Both
 
 
                      Mach                            EW MMMC  Init/
Description           type   Mod   Feat               Fe Ind   MES
 
IFL                                5794                   X    Both
ICF                                5795                   X    Both
SAP (optional)                     5796                        Both
zAAP                               5797                   X    Both
zIIP                               5798                   X    Both
Unassigned IFL                     5799                        Both
 
Additional CBU Test                6805                        Both
Total CBU Years Ordered            6817                        Both
CBU Records Ordered                6818                        Both
Single CBU CP-Year                 6820                        Both
25 CBU CP-Year                     6821                        Both
Single CBU IFL-Year                6822                        Both
25 CBU IFL-Year                    6823                        Both
Single CBU ICF-Year                6824                        Both
25 CBU ICF-Year                    6825                        Both
Single CBU zAAP-Year               6826                        Both
25 CBU zAAP-Year                   6827                        Both
Single CBU zIIP-Year               6828                        Both
25 CBU zIIP-Year                   6829                        Both
Single CBU SAP-Year                6830                        Both
25 CBU SAP-Year                    6831                        Both
CBU Replenishment                  6832                        MES
Capacity for Planned Event         6833                        Both
OPO Sales Flag                     6835                        Both
OPO Sales Flag Alteration          6836                        MES
 
0-Way Processor A00                5905                   X    Both
1-Way Processor A01                5906                   X    Both
1-Way Processor B01                5907                   X    Both
1-Way Processor C01                5908                   X    Both
1-Way Processor D01                5909                   X    Both
1-Way Processor E01                5910                   X    Both
1-Way Processor F01                5911                   X    Both
1-Way Processor G01                5912                   X    Both
1-Way Processor H01                5913                   X    Both
1-Way Processor I01                5914                   X    Both
1-Way Processor J01                5915                   X    Both
1-Way Processor K01                5916                   X    Both
1-Way Processor L01                5917                   X    Both
1-Way Processor M01                5918                   X    Both
1-Way Processor N01                5920                   X    Both
1-Way Processor O01                5921                   X    Both
1-Way Processor P01                5922                   X    Both
1-Way Processor Q01                5923                   X    Both
1-Way Processor R01                5924                   X    Both
1-Way Processor S01                5925                   X    Both
1-Way Processor T01                5926                   X    Both
1-Way Processor U01                5927                   X    Both
1-Way Processor V01                5928                   X    Both
1-Way Processor W01                5929                   X    Both
1-Way Processor X01                5930                   X    Both
1-Way Processor Y01                5931                   X    Both
1-Way Processor Z01                5932                   X    Both
 
2-Way Processor A02                5933                   X    Both
2-Way Processor B02                5934                   X    Both
2-Way Processor C02                5935                   X    Both
2-Way Processor D02                5936                   X    Both
2-Way Processor E02                5937                   X    Both
2-Way Processor F02                5938                   X    Both
2-Way Processor G02                5939                   X    Both
2-Way Processor H02                5940                   X    Both
2-Way Processor I02                5941                   X    Both
2-Way Processor J02                5942                   X    Both
2-Way Processor K02                5943                   X    Both
2-Way Processor L02                5944                   X    Both
2-Way Processor M02                5945                   X    Both
2-Way Processor N02                5946                   X    Both
2-Way Processor O02                5947                   X    Both
2-Way Processor P02                5948                   X    Both
2-Way Processor Q02                5949                   X    Both
2-Way Processor R02                5950                   X    Both
2-Way Processor S02                5951                   X    Both
2-Way Processor T02                5952                   X    Both
2-Way Processor U02                5953                   X    Both
2-Way Processor V02                5954                   X    Both
2-Way Processor W02                5955                   X    Both
2-Way Processor X02                5956                   X    Both
2-Way Processor Y02                5957                   X    Both
2-Way Processor Z02                5958                   X    Both
 
3-Way Processor A03                5959                   X    Both
3-Way Processor B03                5960                   X    Both
3-Way Processor C03                5961                   X    Both
3-Way Processor D03                5962                   X    Both
3-Way Processor E03                5963                   X    Both
3-Way Processor F03                5964                   X    Both
3-Way Processor G03                5965                   X    Both
3-Way Processor H03                5966                   X    Both
3-Way Processor I03                5967                   X    Both
3-Way Processor J03                5968                   X    Both
3-Way Processor K03                5969                   X    Both
3-Way Processor L03                5970                   X    Both
3-Way Processor M03                5971                   X    Both
3-Way Processor N03                5972                   X    Both
3-Way Processor O03                5973                   X    Both
3-Way Processor P03                5974                   X    Both
3-Way Processor Q03                5975                   X    Both
3-Way Processor R03                5976                   X    Both
3-Way Processor S03                5977                   X    Both
3-Way Processor T03                5978                   X    Both
3-Way Processor U03                5979                   X    Both
3-Way Processor V03                5980                   X    Both
3-Way Processor W03                5981                   X    Both
3-Way Processor X03                5982                   X    Both
3-Way Processor Y03                5983                   X    Both
3-Way Processor Z03                5984                   X    Both
 
4-Way Processor A04                5985                   X    Both
4-Way Processor B04                5986                   X    Both
4-Way Processor C04                5987                   X    Both
4-Way Processor D04                5988                   X    Both
4-Way Processor E04                5989                   X    Both
4-Way Processor F04                5990                   X    Both
4-Way Processor G04                5991                   X    Both
4-Way Processor H04                5992                   X    Both
4-Way Processor I04                5993                   X    Both
4-Way Processor J04                5994                   X    Both
4-Way Processor K04                5995                   X    Both
4-Way Processor L04                5996                   X    Both
4-Way Processor M04                5997                   X    Both
4-Way Processor N04                5998                   X    Both
4-Way Processor O04                5999                   X    Both
4-Way Processor P04                6000                   X    Both
4-Way Processor Q04                6001                   X    Both
4-Way Processor R04                6002                   X    Both
4-Way Processor S04                6003                   X    Both
4-Way Processor T04                6004                   X    Both
4-Way Processor U04                6005                   X    Both
4-Way Processor V04                6006                   X    Both
4-Way Processor W04                6007                   X    Both
4-Way Processor X04                6008                   X    Both
4-Way Processor Y04                6009                   X    Both
4-Way Processor Z04                6010                   X    Both
 
5-Way Processor A05                6011                   X    Both
5-Way Processor B05                6012                   X    Both
5-Way Processor C05                6013                   X    Both
5-Way Processor D05                6014                   X    Both
5-Way Processor E05                6015                   X    Both
5-Way Processor F05                6016                   X    Both
5-Way Processor G05                6017                   X    Both
5-Way Processor H05                6018                   X    Both
5-Way Processor I05                6019                   X    Both
5-Way Processor J05                6020                   X    Both
5-Way Processor K05                6021                   X    Both
5-Way Processor L05                6022                   X    Both
5-Way Processor M05                6023                   X    Both
5-Way Processor N05                6024                   X    Both
5-Way Processor O05                6025                   X    Both
5-Way Processor P05                6026                   X    Both
5-Way Processor Q05                6027                   X    Both
5-Way Processor R05                6028                   X    Both
5-Way Processor S05                6029                   X    Both
5-Way Processor T05                6030                   X    Both
5-Way Processor U05                6031                   X    Both
5-Way Processor V05                6032                   X    Both
5-Way Processor W05                6033                   X    Both
5-Way Processor X05                6034                   X    Both
5-Way Processor Y05                6035                   X    Both
5-Way Processor Z05                6036                   X    Both
 
6-Way Processor A06                6037                   X    Both
6-Way Processor B06                6038                   X    Both
6-Way Processor C06                6039                   X    Both
6-Way Processor D06                6040                   X    Both
6-Way Processor E06                6041                   X    Both
6-Way Processor F06                6042                   X    Both
6-Way Processor G06                6043                   X    Both
6-Way Processor H06                6044                   X    Both
6-Way Processor I06                6045                   X    Both
6-Way Processor J06                6046                   X    Both
6-Way Processor K06                6047                   X    Both
6-Way Processor L06                6048                   X    Both
6-Way Processor M06                6049                   X    Both
6-Way Processor N06                6050                   X    Both
6-Way Processor O06                6051                   X    Both
6-Way Processor P06                6052                   X    Both
6-Way Processor Q06                6053                   X    Both
6-Way Processor R06                6054                   X    Both
6-Way Processor S06                6055                   X    Both
6-Way Processor T06                6056                   X    Both
6-Way Processor U06                6057                   X    Both
6-Way Processor V06                6058                   X    Both
6-Way Processor W06                6059                   X    Both
6-Way Processor X06                6060                   X    Both
6-Way Processor Y06                6061                   X    Both
6-Way Processor Z06                6062                   X    Both
 
A00 Capacity Marker                9069                        Both
A01 Capacity Marker                9070                        Both
B01 Capacity Marker                9071                        Both
C01 Capacity Marker                9072                        Both
D01 Capacity Marker                9073                        Both
E01 Capacity Marker                9074                        Both
F01 Capacity Marker                9075                        Both
G01 Capacity Marker                9076                        Both
H01 Capacity Marker                9077                        Both
I01 Capacity Marker                9078                        Both
J01 Capacity Marker                9079                        Both
K01 Capacity Marker                9080                        Both
L01 Capacity Marker                9081                        Both
M01 Capacity Marker                9082                        Both
N01 Capacity Marker                9083                        Both
O01 Capacity Marker                9084                        Both
P01 Capacity Marker                9085                        Both
Q01 Capacity Marker                9086                        Both
R01 Capacity Marker                9087                        Both
S01 Capacity Marker                9088                        Both
T01 Capacity Marker                9089                        Both
U01 Capacity Marker                9090                        Both
V01 Capacity Marker                9091                        Both
W01 Capacity Marker                9092                        Both
X01 Capacity Marker                9093                        Both
Y01 Capacity Marker                9094                        Both
Z01 Capacity Marker                9095                        Both
 
A02 Capacity Marker                9096                        Both
B02 Capacity Marker                9097                        Both
C02 Capacity Marker                9098                        Both
D02 Capacity Marker                9099                        Both
E02 Capacity Marker                9100                        Both
F02 Capacity Marker                9101                        Both
G02 Capacity Marker                9102                        Both
H02 Capacity Marker                9103                        Both
I02 Capacity Marker                9104                        Both
J02 Capacity Marker                9105                        Both
K02 Capacity Marker                9106                        Both
L02 Capacity Marker                9107                        Both
M02 Capacity Marker                9108                        Both
N02 Capacity Marker                9109                        Both
O02 Capacity Marker                9110                        Both
P02 Capacity Marker                9111                        Both
Q02 Capacity Marker                9112                        Both
R02 Capacity Marker                9113                        Both
S02 Capacity Marker                9114                        Both
T02 Capacity Marker                9116                        Both
U02 Capacity Marker                9117                        Both
V02 Capacity Marker                9118                        Both
W02 Capacity Marker                9119                        Both
X02 Capacity Marker                9120                        Both
Y02 Capacity Marker                9121                        Both
Z02 Capacity Marker                9122                        Both
 
A03 Capacity Marker                9123                        Both
B03 Capacity Marker                9124                        Both
C03 Capacity Marker                9125                        Both
D03 Capacity Marker                9126                        Both
E03 Capacity Marker                9127                        Both
F03 Capacity Marker                9128                        Both
G03 Capacity Marker                9129                        Both
H03 Capacity Marker                9130                        Both
I03 Capacity Marker                9131                        Both
J03 Capacity Marker                9132                        Both
K03 Capacity Marker                9133                        Both
L03 Capacity Marker                9134                        Both
M03 Capacity Marker                9135                        Both
N03 Capacity Marker                9136                        Both
O03 Capacity Marker                9137                        Both
P03 Capacity Marker                9138                        Both
Q03 Capacity Marker                9139                        Both
R03 Capacity Marker                9140                        Both
S03 Capacity Marker                9141                        Both
T03 Capacity Marker                9142                        Both
U03 Capacity Marker                9143                        Both
V03 Capacity Marker                9144                        Both
W03 Capacity Marker                9145                        Both
X03 Capacity Marker                9146                        Both
Y03 Capacity Marker                9147                        Both
Z03 Capacity Marker                9148                        Both
 
A04 Capacity Marker                9149                        Both
B04 Capacity Marker                9150                        Both
C04 Capacity Marker                9151                        Both
D04 Capacity Marker                9152                        Both
E04 Capacity Marker                9153                        Both
F04 Capacity Marker                9154                        Both
G04 Capacity Marker                9155                        Both
H04 Capacity Marker                9156                        Both
I04 Capacity Marker                9157                        Both
J04 Capacity Marker                9158                        Both
K04 Capacity Marker                9159                        Both
L04 Capacity Marker                9160                        Both
M04 Capacity Marker                9161                        Both
N04 Capacity Marker                9162                        Both
O04 Capacity Marker                9163                        Both
P04 Capacity Marker                9164                        Both
Q04 Capacity Marker                9165                        Both
R04 Capacity Marker                9166                        Both
S04 Capacity Marker                9167                        Both
T04 Capacity Marker                9168                        Both
U04 Capacity Marker                9169                        Both
V04 Capacity Marker                9170                        Both
W04 Capacity Marker                9171                        Both
X04 Capacity Marker                9172                        Both
Y04 Capacity Marker                9173                        Both
Z04 Capacity Marker                9174                        Both
 
A05 Capacity Marker                9175                        Both
B05 Capacity Marker                9176                        Both
C05 Capacity Marker                9177                        Both
D05 Capacity Marker                9178                        Both
E05 Capacity Marker                9179                        Both
F05 Capacity Marker                9180                        Both
G05 Capacity Marker                9181                        Both
H05 Capacity Marker                9182                        Both
I05 Capacity Marker                9183                        Both
J05 Capacity Marker                9184                        Both
K05 Capacity Marker                9185                        Both
L05 Capacity Marker                9186                        Both
M05 Capacity Marker                9187                        Both
N05 Capacity Marker                9188                        Both
O05 Capacity Marker                9189                        Both
P05 Capacity Marker                9190                        Both
Q05 Capacity Marker                9191                        Both
R05 Capacity Marker                9192                        Both
S05 Capacity Marker                9193                        Both
T05 Capacity Marker                9194                        Both
U05 Capacity Marker                9195                        Both
V05 Capacity Marker                9196                        Both
W05 Capacity Marker                9197                        Both
X05 Capacity Marker                9198                        Both
Y05 Capacity Marker                9199                        Both
Z05 Capacity Marker                9200                        Both
 
A06 Capacity Marker                9201                        Both
B06 Capacity Marker                9202                        Both
C06 Capacity Marker                9203                        Both
D06 Capacity Marker                9204                        Both
E06 Capacity Marker                9205                        Both
F06 Capacity Marker                9206                        Both
G06 Capacity Marker                9207                        Both
H06 Capacity Marker                9208                        Both
I06 Capacity Marker                9209                        Both
J06 Capacity Marker                9210                        Both
K06 Capacity Marker                9211                        Both
L06 Capacity Marker                9212                        Both
M06 Capacity Marker                9213                        Both
N06 Capacity Marker                9214                        Both
O06 Capacity Marker                9215                        Both
P06 Capacity Marker                9216                        Both
Q06 Capacity Marker                9217                        Both
R06 Capacity Marker                9218                        Both
S06 Capacity Marker                9219                        Both
T06 Capacity Marker                9220                        Both
U06 Capacity Marker                9221                        Both
V06 Capacity Marker                9222                        Both
W06 Capacity Marker                9223                        Both
X06 Capacity Marker                9224                        Both
Y06 Capacity Marker                9225                        Both
Z06 Capacity Marker                9226                        Both
 
 
                      Mach                            EW MMMC  Init/
Description           type   Mod   Feat               Fe Ind   MES
 
IBM                   2828   H06
zEnterprise BC12
Model H06                          1147                    X   Both
8 GB Memory                        3609                        Both
 
IBM                   2828   H13
zEnterprise BC12
Model H13                          1148                    X   Both
272 GB Memory                      3632                        Both
304 GB Memory                      3633                        Both
336 GB Memory                      3634                        Both
368 GB Memory                      3635                        Both
400 GB Memory                      3636                        Both
432 GB Memory                      3637                        Both
464 GB Memory                      3638                        Both
496 GB Memory                      3639                        Both
 

Features that may carry forward on an upgrade:

The following features cannot be ordered on the IBM zEnterprise BC12. If they are installed at the time of an upgrade to the IBM zEnterprise BC12 they may be retained.

                      Mach                            EW MMMC  Init/
Description           Type   Mod   Feat               Fe Ind   MES
 
IBM                   2828
zEnterprise BC12
                             H06                           X
                             H13                           X
Ethernet switch                    0070                        Both
HMC                                0091                        Both
HCA2-C Fanout                      0162                        Both
HCA2-O fanout for 12x IFB          0163                        Both
HCA2-O LR fanout                   0168                        Both
ISC-Mother Card                    0217                        Both
ISC-Daughter Card                  0218                        Both
ISC-3 link on F/C 0218             0219                        Both
IFB-MP Daughter Card               0326                        Both
STI-A8 Mother Card                 0327                        Both
 
OSA-Express4S 1 GbE LX             0404                        Both
OSA-Express4S 1 GbE SX             0405                        Both
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE LR            0406                        Both
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE SR            0407                        Both
TKE workstation                    0841                        Both
Crypto Express3                    0864                        Both
Crypto Express3-1P                 0871                        Both
 
 
FICON Express4 - 2C SX             3318                        MES
FICON Express4 10KM LX             3321                        MES
FICON Express4 SX                  3322                        MES
FICON Express8 10KM LX             3325                        MES
FICON Express8 SX                  3326                        MES
OSA-Express3 GbE LX                3362                        MES
OSA-Express3 GbE SX                3363                        MES
OSA-Express3 1000BASET-EN          3367                        MES
OSA-Express3-2P1000BASETEN         3369                        MES
OSA-Express3 10 GbE LR             3370                        MES
OSA-Express3 10 GbE SR             3371                        MES
OSA-Express3-2P GbE SX             3373                        MES
I/O Drawer                         4000                        Both
 
6ft 480V 30A 3Ph cord              8984                        Both

 
 
6ft 200V 30A 3Ph cord              8986                        Both
6ft 200V 30A 1Ph cord              8989                        Both

 
14ft HiV 1Ph cut LSZH              8999                        Both
 

Notes :

  1. Memory DIMMs do NOT carry forward.
  2. Support Elements do NOT carry forward.

Model conversions

 
z10 BC (2098) to zBC12 (2828)
 
   Model        Returned       Continuous   
From    To        parts        maintenance   
 
E10    H06          Y                Y  
E10    H13          Y                Y     
 
z114 (2818) to zBC12 (2828)
 
   Model        Returned       Continuous       
From    To        parts        maintenance    
 
M05    H06          Y                Y         
M05    H13          Y                Y          
M10    H06          Y                Y           
M10    H13          Y                Y           
 
zBC12 (2828) to zBC12 (2828)
 
   Model        Returned       Continuous       
From    To        parts        maintenance     
 
H06    H13          Y                Y         
 
zBC12 (2828) to zEC12 (2827) radiator-based air-cooled
 
   Model        Returned       Continuous      
From    To        parts        maintenance    
 
H13     H20         Y                Y          
 
Feature conversions

Contact your IBM representative for feature conversion prices.

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