Introducing the IBM z14 Model ZR1, designed for the data-centric cloud ecosystem, with maximum security and enterprise server quality

IBM Europe Hardware Announcement ZG18-0024
April 10, 2018

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(Corrected on June 6, 2018)

Updates were made in the Description, Physical specifications, and Prices sections.



At a glance

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Today's announcement extends IBM® Z leadership, delivering:

  • A reimagined z14 entry model in an industry-standard frame form factor
  • A platform that can deliver trusted digital experiences in a scalable, public, private, or hybrid cloud infrastructure
  • New flexible options for all-in-one solutions that can be scaled quickly to deliver production and development features

To help businesses capitalize on new opportunities, IBM has taken the technologies introduced in the IBM z14 (z14) and reimagined them into a nimble new enterprise server, replacing prior systems such as z13s™, zBC12, and z114. The z14 Model ZR1 delivers high reliability capabilities in a smaller, industry-standard frame, with a lower cost of entry, that can easily partner with other platforms in a cloud data center.

The key value propositions of the z14 Models M01 - M05 are just as relevant in the new Model ZR1, including pervasive encryption. In an increasingly intricate world of regulatory requirements and external threats, the security of client data and mission-critical workloads is paramount. The z14 Model ZR1 can be the base for a securable, yet integrated cloud, taking advantage of features such as Central Processor Assist for Cryptographic Functions (CPACF), Crypto Express® 6S for FIPS-4 certified encryption key management, Trusted Key Entry (TKE) systems, or enhanced applications of Secure Service Containers that can soon include client applications. Valuable data assets on the IBM Z® can quickly be integrated for maximum data intelligence, actionable insights, and predictive behavior for both systems of records and systems of client engagement.

Incorporating feedback from close client collaboration, the z14 Model ZR1 is designed into an industry-standard 19-inch rack form factor that is easily planned and installed into your data center. For clients familiar with prior servers, this revised footprint allows the server to be installed in significantly less space than prior offerings, using just two average data center tiles. The Model ZR1 is also based on power distribution units (PDUs), creating an opportunity to utilize common data center power drops while maintaining the redundant power, cooling, and line cords that are intrinsic to high-reliability IBM Z offerings. For clients with 32 or fewer I/O cards, there is also an option to allow a portion of the frame to house other switches, storage, or server components with a 16U Reserved space feature. This reserved space creates an option for client flexibility to create a single-frame ecosystem. With the reduced footprint cost, installability into virtually any existing data center, and flexible offerings, the Model ZR1 is a great fit for more locations than ever before.

Clients can also now take advantange of a number of features to ease application integration. Creating a hybrid cloud has never been easier, with scalability across LPARs and virtual servers, especially via Dynamic Partition Manager and Secure Service Containers. Empower your application developers -- even those with no IBM Z skills -- to quickly exploit the rich value in transactional data with the rapid API development and deployment that is so common in Linux® environments. For clients with significant IBM Z core applications, Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (ADDI) assists developers in visualizing and adjusting application endpoints and handling. Those same IBM Z core application users may also significantly reduce development costs with the new Software Container Pricing for z/OS®, which allows new workloads on specific addresses to be eligible for special development pricing and remain separate from production workload pricing.

With the IBM z14 Model ZR1 servers, you can rapidly develop and deliver high-quality services deployed on a trusted cloud infrastructure that is flexible, efficient, and resilient, and includes enhanced security features:

  • The use of pervasive encryption for most extended-format data sets can help address compliance requirements around encryption of data on disk and tape devices. Based on experience from IBM Blockchain leadership, extended Secure Service Container applications create an option for security within a Docker and Kubernetes based container environment requiring no application changes.
  • New high-performance processors, large memory, and synchronous I/O to storage are designed to deliver significant performance improvements, driving faster user response times.
  • New scale is designed to help you manage more workloads at less cost with increases in capacity per core and increases in single-system capacity.
  • Developers and administrators, with no mainframe resources, can rapidly develop new services, as well as monitor and provision resources without the need for new specialized skills.
  • Trusted insight is built into everything you do with advanced cognitive and analytics processing.

With IBM z14 servers, in the era of cognitive business, you can build trusted insight into everything you do for smart operations, intelligent transactions, and intuitive business processes. The IBM z14 family of servers provide the ideal hardware platform for running these cognitive and analytical workloads.

  • Clients can build new cognitive and analytical applications by taking advantage of data natively created on IBM Z using industry-standard tools like Apache Spark.
  • Clients can help enhance the productivity of data scientists and improve time to value of machine learning (ML). Deploying ML on IBM Z gains the benefits of data gravity, high security, and IBM Z resiliency.
  • Integrated IBM Z data sources allow clients to capture new business value by leveraging insights from dark transactional data in their systems of insight.

The z14 Model ZR1 delivers high-reliability capabilities in an industry-standard footprint, with a low cost of enterprise-class entry. The Model ZR1 can easily partner with other platforms in a cloud data center, while supporting pervasive encryption technologies and speed and performance improvements over prior generations. The z14 Model ZR1 servers provide the perfect platform to drive business opportunities for the next generation of industry leaders.



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Overview

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IBM z14 Model ZR1 extends the IBM Z leadership in securable and agile cloud capabilities

As businesses grow and evolve, their ability to simultaneously protect and capitalize on data is paramount to future success. Consumer, client, and partner expectations are growing. They demand security, transparency, and greater value in every interaction. The ability to rapidly derive actionable insights enables progressively smarter business decisions and improves user experiences, leading to new opportunities for consumers and clients alike.

These key foundations of business have been the drivers of transformational changes in the IBM z14 models, including the z14 Model ZR1. This announcement highlights not only the advances of the z14 in encryption and security technologies, but also the manner in which businesses of any size can realize the benefits of shared-everything scalability, capacity on demand, and flexibility across internal, external, and microservices platforms.



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Key prerequisites

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



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Planned availability date

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  • May 31, 2018:
    • IBM z14 Model ZR1
    • Features and functions for the IBM z14 Model ZR1
    • 2965 Models N10 and N20 upgrades to IBM z14 Model ZR1
    • Field-installed features and conversions on IBM z14 Model ZR1 that are delivered solely through a modification to the machine's Licensed Internal Code (LIC)
    • HMC (#0082)
    • HMC Rack Mounted (#0083)
    • TKE (#0086)
    • TKE Rack Mounted (#0085)
    • TKE Smart Card Reader (#0891)
    • TKE Additional Smart Cards (#0892)
    • TKE 9.0 LIC (#0879)
    • HMC Table Top KMM (#0148) for z14 Model ZR1
    • TKE Table Top KMM (#0157) for z14 Model ZR1
  • September 17, 2018:
    • MES features for IBM z14 Model ZR1

Schedule dates for orders will be based on sequence, parts availability, and customer requested arrival date.

Availability of programs with an encryption algorithm in France is subject to French government approval.



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Description

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Introducing the IBM z14 Model ZR1

Introducing the new IBM z14 Model ZR1, designed for trusted digital experiences delivered through the cloud

The newest member of the IBM z14 product portfolio, the new z14 Model ZR1 delivers high-reliability, high-speed functions in a smaller, industry-standard frame, that easily partners with other platforms in a cloud data center. As part of the IBM Z portfolio, the z14 Model ZR1 provides a highly available platform that delivers differentiated value, designed to enable business growth, reduce cost, and protect existing investments.

Today's announcement extends IBM Z leadership with z14 ZR1, offering:

High-performance encryption for a pervasive encryption strategy

  • IBM Z processor-based cryptography with the Central Processor Assist for Cryptographic Functions (CPACF)
  • z/OS data set encryption and z/OS Coupling Facility encryption to help create an envelope of protection
  • Support for dm-crypt on Linux on Z transparent file and volume encryption using industry-unique CPACF protected keys
  • Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 9.0 Licensed Internal Code (LIC).
  • Cryptographic performance with the Crypto Express6S (#0893).
  • IBM Secure Service Containers, soon to be enhanced via integration with IBM Cloud Private, designed such that IBM, client, or third-party Docker and Kubernetes based applications can be securely deployed and encrypted in their own partitions without application changes.

Speed and scalability

  • Economies of scale with next-generation simultaneous multithreading (SMT) for Linux and zIIP eligible workloads, new support for the I/O System Assist Processor (SAP), 2x AES performance over z13s, a True Random Number Generator with CPACF support, SHA3 support, and RSA/ECC acceleration.
  • Java™ 8 SR5 performance support via Guarded Storage Facility with z/OS for reducing program pauses during Java garbage collection.
  • New instructions in Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) which are designed to give a performance boost for both traditional and new workloads.
  • FICON® Express16S+ (#0427, 0428) which is designed with a boost in I/O rates and a reduction in single stream latency to help absorb large application and transaction spikes driven by large, unpredictable analytic and mobile workloads.
  • Improved compression ratio (using Huffman coding) and order-preserving compression for the on-chip compression coprocessor which results in fewer CPU cycles to enable further compression of data, improving memory, transfer, and disk efficiency.
  • 30 cores available for client configuration (versus 20 on z13s), with faster uniprocessor performance as compared to z13s.
  • Up to 8 terabytes (TB) of available Redundant Array of Independent Memory (RAIM) real memory per server to help improve transaction response times, lower CPU costs, simplify capacity planning, enlarge in-memory buffer pools, and ease deploying memory-intensive workloads.
  • 2x more on-chip cache per core, compared to z13s, to minimize memory waits while maximizing the throughput of concurrent workloads -- perfectly optimized for data serving.
  • 10 GbE RoCE Express2 with 4x more virtual functions per adapter and a performance improvement.
  • Coupling Express LR (#0433), for long reach coupling connectivity, in addition to continued support of Integrated Coupling Adapter Short Reach (ICA-SR) (#0172). These adapters replace older-generation 12x and 1x InfiniBand HCA3-O coupling links.
  • IBM Virtual Flash Memory (#0614), the replacement for the Flash Express features (#0402, #0403), offering up to 2.0 TB of virtual flash memory for improved application availability and to handle paging workload spikes.
  • IBM zHyperLink Express (#0431), which uses a direct-connect short-distance link (zHyperLink) to deliver low-latency connectivity between z14 and FICON storage systems. Working in conjunction with a corresponding DS8000® Systems Storage zHyperLink feature and an exploiter such as DB2® 12 with a PTF, zHyperLink Express delivers the next generation of I/O for IBM Z storage.

Simplified approaches

  • IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) 2.14 with GUI updates to improve workspace and manage system time. New security features include Multifactor Authentication and a new HMC Mobile application for monitor and recover action controls.
  • IBM Dynamic Partition Manager enhancements which provide a consumable IBM Z experience, with visual representations of partitions and options for clear understanding of new and existing Linux on IBM Z, and z/VM® partitions.
  • Optimized z/OS platform for IBM Open Data Analytics for z/OS, and portable analytics, such as IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA), for integrating real-time data intelligence and operational decision making as transactional data is being created.
  • Container Pricing for z/OS that allows for development and testing of new workloads to be managed separately from production workload, thereby increasing access and predictability for new deployment activities.
  • Ongoing collaboration with a wide network of partners across the ecosystem to take advantage of opportunities like Docker on IBM Z.
  • Insight to your full portfolio using Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (ADDI) to pinpoint opportunities for efficiency in existing code.

Reliable, flexible hardware for cloud data center needs

  • Industry-standard 19-inch rail-to-rail frame width, with 240 V range power distribution unit (PDU) support for ease of data center installation planning.
  • Features allowing for either top exit or bottom exit cables, independent of raised floor or non-raised floor, offering flexible possibilities for data center layouts.
  • ASHRAE class A3 for robustness, data center flexibility, and potential energy savings with a wider environmental envelope.
  • A new 16U Reserved (#0617) hardware flexibility offering that allows clients with one or two PCIE+ drawers to reserve 16U of space for other switches, servers, or storage that fit into the 19-inch rack space and meet requirements of the Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP) for z14 Model ZR1. This feature is perfect for small data center footprint requirements, or high-resiliency, high-performance, cloud-in-a-box configurations.
  • Upgradability to z14 ZR1 from IBM z13s™, with machine serial number preservation and ability to carry forward most z13® and z13s level I/O adapters.

The performance advantage

IBM's 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 ultimate flexibility in capacity, the z/Architecture processor capacity indicator is defined with up to 6 CPs, with 26 segment slices (A-Z notation), where segments run A01 - Z06.

In addition to the general information provided for z/OS V2.3, the LSPR also contains performance relationships for z/VM and Linux operating environments.

The capacity per processor engine of a z14 ZR1 (3907) processor is expected to provide approximately a 10% increase over that of a z13s (2965), with some variation, based on workload and configuration. The IFL and zIIP processors on the z14 ZR1 provide an optional z14 ZR1 multithreading technology capability; with the multithreading function enabled, the performance capacity of an IFL or zIIP is expected to typically be up to 25% higher than without the multithreading function enabled.

The LSPR contains the Internal Throughput Rate Ratios (ITRRs) for z14 ZR1 and the previous-generation IBM 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 level of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, the workload processed, and the LPAR configuration. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance estimates stated.

For more detailed performance information, consult the Large Systems Performance Reference (LSPR) available at the Resource Link® website.

Next-generation availability

The z14 processor builds upon the Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) of the IBM Z family, with the following RAS improvements:

  • z14 Level 3 cache enhancements using powerful symbol ECC that now spreads cache data over multiple physical cache arrays. This enables the detection and correction of multibit errors, making the Level 3 cache more resilient and fault tolerant.
  • Preemptive DRAM marking added to main memory to isolate and recover failures more quickly.
  • Improved small array error handling in the processor cores.
  • Additional error thresholding to the processor core to isolate "sick but not dead" failure scenarios.
  • An increase in the number of "Resource Groups" (from 2 to 4) to reduce the impact of firmware updates and failures.

Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ (EAL 5+) certification

The z14 ZR1 is designed for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ (EAL5+) certification for security of logical partitions. This means that the z14 ZR1 is designed to prevent an application running on one operating system image on one LPAR from accessing application data running on a different operating system image on another LPAR on the server.

Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) enhancements

PCI PTS HSM compliance

The Crypto Express6S coprocessor with CCA 6.0 is designed to comply with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Pin Transaction Security (PTS) Hardware Security Module (HSM) standard. PCI security standards are developed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council to help ensure security in the payment card industry with guidance and direction to HSM vendors to help meet the security needs of the financial payments industry.

The requirements in PCI PTS HSM standards are intended to enhance security for operations that process sensitive data with requirements in key management, HSM API functions, device physical security, controls during manufacturing and delivery, device administration, and a number of other areas.

The Crypto Express6S manufacturing and delivery processes are enhanced with z14 to comply with PCI PTS HSM and with CCA 6.0 introduce several new capabilities both for PCI PTS HSM compliance mode and for general use:

  1. A new derived key hierarchy so that PCI PTS HSM compliance-tagged key tokens may be used alongside existing keys and services in a nondisruptive fashion -- with existing master keys.
  2. Nondisruptive transition to PCI PTS HSM mode: Using TKE 9.0, a domain of the Crypto Express6S coprocessor with CCA 6.0 may be placed in PCI PTS HSM compliant mode with no disruption to other domains or to normal/legacy services using the domain that is moved to PCI PTS HSM compliant mode.
  3. Secure audit log hosted from the Crypto Express6S coprocessor with CCA 6.0. Required by the PCI PTS HSM standard, this audit log covers all administrative actions and is managed by TKE 9.0. The new audit log is nondisruptive to normal application processing for domains where it is active.
  4. Secure public key infrastructure: The Crypto Express6S coprocessor with CCA 6.0 adds native X.509 certificate support including PKCS #10 certificate request generation through a new PKI hosted from the coprocessor. Trust chain certificates are managed via TKE 9.0.
  5. Migration planning assistance through active application reporting. The Crypto Express6S coprocessor with CCA 6.0 can report in real time what operations and keys will need attention if they are planned for use with PCI PTS HSM compliant-tagged keys. Report details and activity depend on host access library/operating system configuration.
  6. CPACF exportable AES cipher key support added for AES cipher keys created using new options in CCA 6.0.

Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 9.0 Licensed Internal Code (LIC)

The following functions are planned to be supported in the TKE 9.0 level of LIC:

  • Crypto Express6S coprocessor support: TKE 9.0 is required for managing Crypto Express6S cryptographic coprocessors and manages them through the same Crypto Module notebook functions as previous generations of Cryptographic modules.
  • Key material copy to alternate zone: TKE 9.0 allows you to copy key material from smart cards in one TKE zone to smart cards in another zone. You might have old 1024 bit strength TKE zones, and may wish to move or copy the key material in those zones into a new, stronger TKE zone. To use this new feature you create new TKE and/or EP11 smart cards on your TKE 9.0 system. You enroll the new TKE and/or EP11 smart cards in an alternate zone. This allows you to copy smart card content from a smart card enrolled in the alternate zone.
  • Save TKE data directory structure with files to USB: TKE data can be saved to, or restored from, removable media in the same directory structure they were found on the TKE.
  • Create key parts without opening a host: The TKE application now has the ability for administrators to create key parts without opening a host. This allows the key administrator to create key parts while being offline or before any hosts are defined. This feature can be found in the TKE application under the Utilities > Create CCA key parts pull-down menu.
  • New TKE Audit Log application: There is a new TKE Audit Log application available for the Privileged Mode Access ID of AUDITOR. This application provides a new, easy-to-use interface to view the TKE workstation security audit records from the TKE workstation.
  • Heartbeat audit record: TKE workstations cut an audit record when the TKE boots or when no audit events have occurred during a client-configured duration of time. The record shows the serial number of the TKE local crypto adapter and indicates if the local crypto adapter has been changed since the last check.
  • Performance improvements for domain groups: With CCA 5.3 and later firmware levels, and TKE 9.0, performance may be improved for operations performed with large domain groups. For example, consider a domain group of 85 domains and a Clear New Master Key Register operation is performed from the TKE. The number of TKE commands issued to the Crypto Express coprocessor from the TKE will be reduced from 85 to 1, thereby reducing the time to complete the operation.
  • Master key part entry on EP11: Known master key parts can now be entered and saved on smart cards for coprocessors configured in EP11 mode using TKE 9.0. This enables key custodians to manage EP11 master key parts in a fashion that is consistent with coprocessors configured in CCA mode.
  • Smart card readers: With TKE 9.0, if you have HID/OMNIKEY smart card readers you may continue to use them. See the TKE User's Guide for more detailed smart card reader information.
  • New certificate manager for domains: Every domain will now have the ability to manage a set of parent X.509 certificates for validating operating X.509 certificates used by applications running in the domain. The Crypto Express6S with CCA 6.0 is designed to meet the PCI-HSM PIN Transaction Security v3.0, 2016 standard.

    The following features are related to support for the Crypto Express6S with CCA 6.0.

  • Domain mode management: With CCA 6.0, individual domains are in one of the following modes:
    • Normal mode
    • Imprint mode
    • Compliant mode

    Imprint and compliant modes were added to help clients migrate to a PCI-HSM compliant mode and meet PCI-HSM PIN Transaction Security v3.0, 2016 requirements. TKE is required to manage Host Crypto Module domains in imprint and compliant mode.

  • Set clock: With TKE 9.0, you now have the ability to set the host crypto module's clock. The clock must be set before a domain can be placed in imprint mode.
  • Domain-specific Host Crypto Module audit log management: Domains in imprint mode or compliant mode on a Crypto Express6S maintain a domain-specific module audit log. The TKE provides a feature for downloading the audit records so they can be viewed.
  • Domain-specific roles and authorities: Domains in imprint mode or compliant mode on a Crypto Express6S must be managed using domain-specific roles and authorities. The TKE provides new management features for the domain-specific roles and authorities. The roles are subject to forced dual control policies which prevent roles from being able to both issue and cosign a command. Refer to the TKE User's Guide for detailed information on how to manage imprint and compliant mode domains.
  • Setup PCI environment wizard: To help simplify the management of a PCI-compliant domain, the TKE now provides a setup wizard that will create a minimum set of required dual control roles and authorities needed to manage a PCI-compliant domain. See the TKE User's Guide for detailed information on how to manage imprint and compliant mode domains.

FICON Express16S+

With the introduction of FICON Express16S+ on the z14, you now have additional growth opportunities for your storage area network (SAN).

FICON Express16S+ supports a link data rate of 16 gigabits per second (Gbps) and autonegotiation to 4 or 8 Gbps for synergy with existing switches, directors, and storage devices. With support for native FICON, High Performance FICON for Z (zHPF), and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), the z14 server enables you to position your SAN for even higher performance -- helping you to prepare for an end-to-end 16 Gbps infrastructure to meet the lower latency and increased bandwidth demands of your applications.

The new FICON Express16S+ adapter will work with your existing fiber optic cabling environment, both single mode and multimode optical cables. The FICON Express16S+ feature running at end-to-end 16 Gbps link speeds will provide reduced latency for large read/write operations and increased bandwidth compared to the FICON Express8S feature.

Increased throughput for the zHPF protocol: In laboratory measurements using FICON Express16S+ in an IBM z14 Model ZR1 with the zHPF protocol and small data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express16S+ operating at 16 Gbps achieved a maximum of 300,000 IOs/sec. In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express16S+ in an IBM z14 Model ZR1 with the zHPF protocol and a mix of large sequential read and write data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express16S+ operating at 16 Gbps achieved a maximum throughput of 3200 MB/sec (reads + writes) compared to a maximum of 2560 MB/sec (reads + writes) achieved with FICON Express16S operating at 16 Gbps. This performance data was measured in a controlled environment running an I/O driver program under z/OS. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed.

Increased throughput for the FCP protocol: A FICON Express16S+ feature, when defined as CHPID type FCP, conforms to the Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) standard to support attachment of SCSI devices, to complement the classical storage attachment supported by FICON and zHPF channels. In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express16S+ in a z14 with the FCP protocol for small data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express16S+ operating at 16 Gbps achieved a maximum of 380,000 IOs/sec, compared to the maximum of 110,000 IOs/sec achieved with FICON Express16S operating at 16 Gbps. In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express16S+ in a z14 with the FCP protocol and FICON Express16S+ operating at 16 Gbps, FICON Express16S+ achieved a maximum throughput of 3200 MB/sec (reads + writes). This represents approximately a 25% increase in throughput. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed.

The FCP protocol is supported by z/VM, z/VSE®, and Linux on IBM Z. See the Software requirements section.

Channel subsystem (CSS) scalability: The z14 ZR1 server, like the IBM z13s server, has support for 3 logical channel subsystems (LCSSs) which are required to support the 40 LPARs for z14 ZR1.

OSA-Express6S - 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 16 GBps PCIe Gen3 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-Express5S 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.

The OSA-Express6S family of features (#0422, #0423, #0424, #0425, #0426) is exclusive to the z14. They are supported by z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE ®, z/TPF, and Linux on IBM Z. See the Software requirements section.

IBM Virtual Flash Memory

IBM Virtual Flash Memory (VFM) is the replacement for the Flash Express features (#0402, #0403) which were available on the IBM zBC12 and IBM z13s. No application changes are required to change from IBM Flash Express to VFM.

IBM Virtual Flash Memory is designed to help improve availability and handling of paging workload spikes when running z/OS V2.3, V2.2, or V2.1, or on z/OS V1.13*. With this support, z/OS is designed to help improve system availability and responsiveness by using VFM across transitional workload events such as market openings, and diagnostic data collection. z/OS is designed to help improve processor performance by supporting middleware exploitation of pageable large (1 MB) pages.

Using VFM can help availability by reducing latency from paging delays that can occur at the start of the workday or during other transitional periods. It is also designed to help eliminate delays that can occur when collecting diagnostic data during failures. VFM can also be used in Coupling Facility images to provide extended capacity and availability for workloads making use of WebSphere® MQ Shared Queues structures.

VFM can therefore help organizations meet their most demanding service level agreements and compete more effectively. VFM is designed to be easy to configure, and to provide rapid time to value.

* z/OS V1.13 has additional requirements. See the Software requirements section.

IBM Db2® Analytics Accelerator

IBM ® Db2 ® Analytics Accelerator is a high-performance component tightly integrated with Db2 for z/OS ® that transforms the mainframe into a highly efficient, hybrid transaction and analytic processing environment. It delivers high-speed processing for complex Db2 queries to support business-critical reporting and analytic workloads. Db2 Analytics Accelerator Version 7.1 supports deployment on the z14 ZR1. Deployment of the IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator on IBM Z allows for deeper integration with the IBM Z infrastructure, leveraging IBM Z qualities of service, such as resiliency, high-availability, and security, as well as resource sharing.

IBM zHyperLink Express

IBM zHyperLink Express is a direct connect short distance extremely low latency IBM Z I/O adapter. The zHyperLink adapter works in conjunction with your existing FICON SAN infrastructure, a corresponding DS8K feature, and an exploiter such as Db2 12 with a PTF. For time-sensitive applications, the new zHyperLink infrastructure fosters a new I/O paradigm for IBM mainframes. zHyperLink can improve application response time significantly, cutting read I/O sensitive workload response time by up to 50% without requiring application changes. zHyperLink Express is a 2-port adapter which resides in the PCIe+ I/O drawer and supports direct connectivity to FICON storage systems at distances up to 150 m.

Note: This response time estimate is based on IBM internal measurements and projections that assume 75% or more of the workload response time is associated with read DASD I/O and the storage system random read cache hit ratio is above 80%. The actual performance that any user will experience may vary.

Dynamic Partition Manager

Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM) provides simplified hardware and virtual infrastructure management, including partition lifecycle and integrated dynamic I/O management for Linux running in an LPAR, and under z/VM. Using DPM, an environment can be created, provisioned, and modified without disrupting running workloads, and monitored for troubleshooting. Previously, DPM only supported FCP storage. Enhancements to DPM provide support for FICON ECKD™ storage as well. Administrators can define, configure, provision, and manage both FCP and FICON ECKD storage in a simplified and consistent manner, without the need to understand underlying protocols during routine use. These enhancements include:

  • Support for autoconfiguration of devices to simplify Linux operating system installation, where Linux distribution installers exploit function
  • Secure FTP through HMC for booting and installing an operating system via FTP
  • Support for OSA-Express6S, FICON Express16S+, Crypto Express6S, and RoCE Express2 adapters

A CPC can be configured in either the Dynamic Partition Manager mode or PR/SM™ mode. The mode is enabled prior to the CPC power-on reset (POR).

Dynamic Partition Manager mode requires two OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet features for primary and backup connectivity (OSA-Express6S 1000BASE-T Ethernet, #0426 or OSA-Express5S 1000BASE-T Ethernet, #0417), along with associated cabling (HW for DPM, #0016).

The IBM Secure Service Container

The IBM Secure Service Container intends to create a cohesive, integrated platform with IBM Cloud Private for hybrid and private cloud deployments on IBM Z and LinuxONE. Clients will be able to deploy containerized IBM middleware applications as well as utilize common management tooling for deploying homegrown or other third-party Docker and Kubernetes based applications.

IBM Secure Service Container is designed to support the deployment of software container technology without requiring any application changes, making it potentially one of the easiest methods to address access and security concerns. This is especially useful considering the regulatory focus on protecting critical data from internal and external threats. Support features (#0103 and #0104) will ensure that Secure Service Container applications run smoothly, whether you are deploying a single-use application or a variable-purpose application type.

The Secure Service Container will consist of both a firmware framework and a software framework.

The following is an enhancement to the IBM z14 Model ZR1 IBM Secure Service Container firmware framework:

  • Simplification -- Dynamic Partition Manager support for dynamic resource management and creation of Secure Service Container LPARs without needing to re-IML.

The following are intended enhancements to the IBM Secure Service Container software framework:

  • Security
    • Help enable secure boot of appliance via system unique key smart card access such that the Secure Service Container or system administrator cannot utilize privileged credentials to see or access the key.
    • Runtime and tamper protection via BTRFS Filesystems for root and data volumes.
  • Appliance management
    • Support the addition of FCP (and ECKD) storage to different disk pools via the appliance UI.
    • Support network configurations managed by IPv4, IPv6, and VLAN configurations from the appliance UI.
    • Enable appliance updates including import from a prior, saved and exported configuration -- avoid losing configuration data (going back to a "Factory Install"-like state); particularly useful for blockchain, which typically utilizes many concurrently running instances.
    • Support different users and groups via Local LDAP server and UI management.
    • Support starting appliance installer from a running appliance without having to interface with the HMC.
  • Usability
    • Avoid appliance spoofs by ensuring that a trusted and uniquely signed instance of an appliance is booted only in one LPAR, not multiple LPARs.

z/Architecture mode

As announced with Hardware Announcement ZG15-0001, dated January 14, 2015, beginning with z14, all IBM Z environments will only support operating systems running in z/Architecture mode. This applies to operating systems running native on PR/SM as well as operating systems running as second-level guests. IBM operating systems that run in ESA/390 mode are either no longer in service or only currently available with extended service contracts, and they are not usable on systems beginning with z14. However, z14 does provide ESA/390-compatibility mode, an environment supporting a subset of DAT-off ESA/390 applications in a hybrid architectural mode.

All 24-bit and 31-bit problem state application programs originally written to run on the ESA/390 architecture will be unaffected by this change.

z/OS support for the z14 ZR1

New functions in z/OS continue to enhance the role of IBM Z, with support for the z14 and its role in helping you provide solutions for a trusted digital economy. Capabilities designed to optimize high availability, performance, security, and operational flexibility can help organizations to grow and to secure their most critical transaction environments.

In addition to base processor support, z/OS provides the support for these z14 functions and features as described in IBM Software Announcement ZP17-0316, dated July 17, 2017, IBM z®/OS Version 2 Release 3 -- Engine for digital transformation:

  • Improved cryptographic capabilities that can be leveraged to begin implementation of IBM's pervasive data encryption strategy.
  • The IBM zHyperLink Express feature (also, see the "IBM zHyperLink Express " section of this announcement).
  • Cryptography enhancements available with the Crypto Express6s feature.
  • Asynchronous Memory Clear using System Assist Processors (SAPs).
  • Additional new I/O attachment options including the OSA-Express6S, RoCE Express2, and FICON Express16S+ features.
  • Coupling Facility Level (CFLEVEL) 22 and new coupling link features (also, see the "Parallel Sysplex® enhancements" section of this announcement).
  • The Guarded Storage Facility, exploited by IBM SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 (5655-DGG).
  • The Instruction Execution Protection Facility.
  • IBM Virtual Flash Memory.
  • IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA) for z/OS, working with DB2 V11.1 and z/OS V2.1 or later.

See the Software requirements section of this announcement for the minimum z/OS requirements for the z14 and its features.

z/VSE support for the z14 ZR1

z/Architecture support: Starting with z/VSE V5.2, z/VSE and its stand-alone utilities run entirely in z/Architecture mode.

In addition to base processor support, z/VSE 6.2 provides the support for these z14 functions and features as described in Software Announcement ZP17-0441, dated October 10, 2017, IBM z/VSE V6.2:

  • High Performance FICON for z Systems® (zHPF)
  • Vector Facility for z/Architecture, also referred to as Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD)
  • Improved cryptographic capabilities using the Crypto Express6S feature

Container Pricing for IBM Z

IBM introduced Container Pricing for IBM Z for qualified solutions running on IBM z13® and IBM z14 servers. Container Pricing provides simplified software pricing for qualified solutions, combining flexible deployment options with competitive economics that are directly relevant to those solutions.

Container Pricing can scale from collocated solutions within existing LPARs, through to separate LPARs, up to multiple-LPAR solutions, without directly impacting the cost of unrelated workloads.

Additionally, Container Pricing simplifies pricing and billing on the IBM Z platform, by superseding a number of existing price offerings and by fully automating the billing process.

IBM announced three solutions that are enabled with Container Pricing:

  • The New Application Solution provides a highly competitive stand-alone priced offering for new z/OS applications, such as CICS® TS or WebSphere applications. The New Application Solution is the strategic replacement for the current zCAP and IWP priced offerings. See Software Announcement ZP17-0634, dated November 14, 2017.
  • The Application Development and Test Solution provides highly competitive stand-alone pricing for z/OS based development and test workloads. Modern DevOps tooling can be optionally added at uniquely discounted prices. See Software Announcement ZP17-0605, dated November 14, 2017.
  • The Payments Solution provides a "per payment" pricing option for IBM Financial Transaction Manager for z/OS deployments. This new offering directly ties operational cost to business value by basing the price on the number of payments processed, rather than capacity used to process them. See Software Announcement ZP17-0633, dated November 14, 2017.

Container Pricing for IBM Z is enabled in z/OS V2.2 and z/OS V2.3. z/OS will enhance both the Workload Manager capability of z/OS (z/OS WLM) and the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) to support Container Pricing. This includes:

  • The introduction of a new Tenant Resource Group capability within z/OS WLM to allow the metering and optional capping of workloads, along with the ability to map those workloads directly to Container Pricing.
  • Enhancements to SCRT to capture eligible Container Pricing workloads, allowing for the billing of those solutions independently of traditional Sub-Capacity pricing.

z/VM support for the z14 ZR1

  • With the PTF for APAR VM65942, z/VM 6.4 provides support that will enable guests to exploit functions supported by z/VM on z14, which includes:
    • Support for Crypto Express6S: z/VM support for the new Crypto Express6S (CEX6S) adapter is included for both shared and dedicated guest use. As with the prior crypto adapter support, the CEX6S adapter can be configured as an accelerator or as an IBM Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) coprocessor for shared or dedicated use by z/Architecture guests. When the CEX6S adapter is configured as an IBM Enterprise Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) #11 (EP11) coprocessor, the domains on the adapter can be dedicated to z/Architecture guests, but not shared. With Crypto Express6S support and support for the new and enhanced CPACF functions, z/VM V6.4 and V7.1 provide the prerequisite z14 encryption support to enable exploitation by guests in support of pervasive encryption.
    • Installation of z/VM on z14 ZR1: z/VM V6.4 can be installed directly on an IBM z14 Model ZR1 server with an image obtained from IBM after August 25, 2017. The PTF for APAR VM65942 must be applied immediately after installing z/VM V6.4.

  • New hardware facilities: z/VM will enable guest use of new instructions and capabilities available on z14.
  • ESA/390-compatibility mode for guests: z14 does not support the full ESA/390 architectural mode. However, z14 does provide ESA/390-compatibility mode, an environment supporting a subset of DAT-off ESA/390 applications in a hybrid architectural mode. z/VM will provide the support necessary for DAT-off guests to run in this new compatibility mode, which allows guests such as CMS, GCS, and those that start in ESA/390 mode briefly before switching to z/Architecture mode to continue to run on z14.

    The PTF for APAR VM65976 provides infrastructure support for ESA/390 compatibility mode within z/VM V6.2, V6.3, and V6.4, and must be installed on all members of an SSI cluster before any z/VM V6.3 or V6.4 member of the cluster is run on a z14 server.

  • Support for OSA Express6S: With the PTF for APAR PI73016, the TCP/IP stack and the NETSTAT OSAINFO command are updated to support OSA-Express6S adapters.
  • Dynamic I/O support: Dynamic I/O support is provided for managing the configuration of OSA-Express 6S OSD CHPIDs, FICON Express 16S+ FC and FCP CHPIDs, Regional Crypto Enablement (RCE), zHyperLink Express, and RoCE Express 2 functions. The PTF for APAR VM65865 provides dynamic I/O support for the Coupling Express LR adapter.
  • RoCE Express2 support: Guest exploitation support for RoCE Express2 allows the adapters to be brought online and attached to supporting guests for exploitation.
  • Improved memory management support: The z14 processor design allows greater concurrency in address translation. This improvement may increase z/VM workloads' performance compared to z13, particularly when z/VM is configured to exploit multithreading.

Guest exploitation support for the Instruction Execution Protection Facility:

With the PTF for APAR VM65986, z/VM V6.4 provides support for guest exploitation of the z14 Instruction Execution Protection Facility. This facility provides functionality to help improve the security of programs running on IBM Z by allowing virtual memory elements to be identified as containing only data. If an attempt is made to fetch an instruction from an address in such an element or if an address in such an element is the target of an execute-type instruction, a Protection Exception will occur.

Guest exploitation support for Guarded Storage during Java garbage collection:

With APAR VM65987, z/VM V6.4 provides support for guest exploitation of the IBM z14 Model ZR1 Guarded Storage Facility. This facility is designed to improve the performance of garbage-collection processing by Java8 SR5. Essentially, this function allows an area of storage to be identified as "do not disturb", and garbage collection will avoid that area until later, intended to reduce percieved hang or pause time during processing.

Encrypted paging support:

With the PTF for APAR VM65993, z/VM V6.4 provides support for encrypted paging, in support of the IBM z14 Model ZR1 pervasive encryption philosophy of encrypting data in flight and at rest. Ciphering will occur as data moves between active memory and a paging volume owned by z/VM. Included in the support is the ability to dynamically control whether a running z/VM system is encrypting this data.

Sub-capacity pricing terms for z/VM and select z/VM-based programs:

Sub-capacity pricing for the z/VM V6 operating environment is available to clients running z/VM Version 6 Release 3 or higher. Software pricing at less than full machine capacity can provide more flexibility and improved cost of computing as a client manages the volatility and growth of new workloads. For more information about sub-capacity pricing terms for z/VM and z/VM-based programs, see Software Announcement ZP17-0346, dated July 17, 2017.

z/VM continuous delivery philosophy:

IBM has adopted a new practice for z/VM, known as the continuous delivery (CD) support model, for delivering new functions via PTFs to assist enterprises in receiving functions more quickly. IBM will deliver new functions via PTFs, while continuing to recognize that base stability is a critical component. Clients will continue to receive the same world-class support and assistance from IBM to which they are accustomed as part of the standard Software Subscription and Support (S&S) offering. The z/VM service page provides details on new z/VM functions that have been or will be provided using this continuous delivery model and allows for subscribing to be alerted when new functions have been made available.

Introducing z/VM V7.1 ushering in a new z/VM release cadence:

IBM plans to usher in a new era for delivering product enhancements to its advanced virtualization technology on IBM Z servers. Continuous delivery of new functions throughout the life of a z/VM release will offer clients timely support for new technology using a delivery mechanism that is trusted and time tested.

z/VM plans to allow two releases to be marketed simultaneously. z/VM Version 7 releases will be delivered on a 24-month cadence: in the month of September every other year, beginning in September 2018. Most new z/VM V7 functions will be delivered as Small Programming Enhancements (SPEs) in the service stream of the current release. When a new release is introduced, SPEs will be delivered on that release going forward and, with few exceptions, the prior release will receive corrective service but no new functions. z/VM 6.4 will remain orderable for 18 months after the availability of z/VM 7.1.

Additional information on z/VM 7.1 can be found in Software Announcement ZP18-0183, dated April 10, 2018, Preview z/VM 7.1.

Access to a Parallel Sysplex environment

Parallel Sysplex is a synergy between hardware and software -- a highly advanced technology for clustering designed to enable the aggregate capacity of multiple z/OS systems to be applied against common workloads. z/OS combined with z14, z13, and z13s servers, Coupling Facilities, Server Time Protocol (STP), and ICA SR and CE LR coupling links, depending on processor type, allows you to harness the power of multiple systems as though they were a single logical computing system.

Coupling links provide a path to transmit and receive Coupling Facility (CF) data as well as Server Time Protocol (STP) timekeeping messages. The CF data may be exchanged between z/OS and the CF or between CFs.

STP - Time synchronization for Parallel Sysplex Server Time Protocol (STP) is designed to allow events occurring in different servers to be properly sequenced in time. STP is designed for servers that have been configured in a Parallel Sysplex or a basic sysplex (without a Coupling Facility), as well as servers that are not in a sysplex but need time synchronization.

STP is a server-wide facility that is implemented in the Licensed Internal Code (LIC), presenting a single view of time to Processor Resource/Systems Manager™ (PR/SM). STP uses a message-based protocol in which timekeeping information is passed over externally defined coupling links between servers. The STP design introduced a concept called Coordinated Timing Network (CTN), a collection of servers and Coupling Facilities that are time-synchronized to a time value called Coordinated Server Time.

STP enhancements

z14 introduces an additional stratum level 4 for Server Time Protocol (STP) synchronization. With the additional stratum level, STP can synchronize systems up to 3 steps away from the Current Time Server (CTS). Prior systems allowed synchronization only up to level 3, or up to 2 steps from the CTS. This additional stratum level is not intended for long-term use; rather, it is specifically intended for short-term use during configuration changes for large timing networks, to avoid some of the cost and complexity caused by being constrained to a 3-stratum timing configuration.

z14 also introduces a new Graphical User Display for the STP network and configuration. The new user interface has been revamped for a quick, intuitive view of the various pieces of the STP relationship network map, including the status of the components of the timing network. The new IBM z14 Model ZR1 support allows the new level of HMC to manage older systems using the same new interface.

Parallel Sysplex enhancements

The z14 models introduce new features beyond the z13 and z13s for use within Parallel Sysplex environments.

For long reach coupling connectivity, the new Coupling Express Long Reach (CE LR) link (#0433) is available with IBM z14 Model ZR1. This CE LR link is concurrently being made available on, and is compatible with all models of z14, z13, and z13s systems, which allows for sysplex connectivity back to these systems. Unlike the 1x IFB InfiniBand coupling links, which were plugged into the processor drawer, the CE LR link is plugged within a PCIe+ I/O drawer slot, taking advantage of more industry-standard I/O technology, such as converged Ethernet. The location inside the PCIe+ I/O drawer allows users to fan links out across multiple 2-port CE LR cards, up to a maximum of 16 features (32 links maximum). Compared to the HCAO-3 IFB InfiniBand LR with 4-port and 4-link increments, the CE LR link allows for more granularity when scaling up or completing maintenance. Link performance is similar to the InfiniBand 1x coupling link and uses identical single mode fiber. The CE LR link provides point-to-point coupling connectivity at distances of 10 km unrepeated and 100 km with a qualified dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) device.

Integrated Coupling Adapter - Short Reach (ICA-SR) continues to be available across the all the models of z14, z13, and z13s. The ICA-SR is replacing connections that may have been 12x IFB InfinBand coupling links in prior generations. The z14 ZR1 does not support 12x IFB InfiniBand coupling links, and clients should take the opportunity to refresh their sysplex coupling links. The ICA-SR is supported via direct processor drawer connection, and can be an integral to a sysplex configuration with up to 8 features (16 ports) available per z14 ZR1.

Per prior Statements of Direction, IBM will remove support for both the HCA3-O LR fanout for 1x IFB InfiniBand coupling links and the HCA3-O fanout for the 12x IFB InfiniBand coupling links for the z14 ZR1 and all future IBM Z systems. The IBM z14 ZR1 server does not support HCA3-O LR 1x IFB InfiniBand coupling links or HCA3-O 12x IFB InfiniBand coupling links. The z13s is the last midrange IBM Z server to support the HCA3-O LR 1x IFB InfiniBand coupling links or HCA3-O 12x IFB InfiniBand coupling links.

IBM Z enterprises should plan to migrate off of InfiniBand coupling links.

  • For high-speed short-reach coupling connectivity, enterprises should migrate to the Integrated Coupling Adapter (ICA-SR).
  • For long-reach coupling connectivity, enterprises should migrate to the new CE LR coupling adapter. For long-reach coupling connectivity requiring a DWDM, enterprises will need to determine their desired DWDM vendor's plan to qualify the CE LR. See Hardware Announcement ZG17-0041, dated March 14, 2017.

Coupling Facility (CF) processor scalability: The z14 provides a new level of the Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC), CFLEVEL 22, which provides new capabilities as described below. Coupling Facility work management and dispatching changes for z14 CFLEVEL 22 allow improved efficiency and scalability for Coupling Facility images. Together, these changes will improve the processor scalability and throughput for a CF image.

  • Ordered work queues have been eliminated from the CF in favor of first-in / first-out queues, avoiding the overhead of maintaining ordered queues.
  • Protocols for system-managed duplexing have been simplified to avoid the potential for latching deadlocks between duplexed structures.

CF list notification enhancements: There are significant enhancements in z14 CFLEVEL 22 to CF notifications that inform users about the status of shared objects within a Coupling Facility. The combination of these notification enhancements provides flexibility to accommodate notification preferences among various CF exploiters, and yields more consistent, timely notifications.

  • First, structure notifications can use a round-robin scheme for delivering immediate and deferred notifications that avoids excessive "shotgun" notifications, reducing notification overhead.
  • Second, there is now an option for delivering "aggressive" notifications, which can drive a notification when new elements are added to a queue, providing initiative to get new work processed in a timely manner.
  • Third, notifications can now be driven when a queue transitions between full and not-full, allowing exploiters to redrive messages that could not previously be written to a full queue.

CF encryption: z/OS V2.3 provides support for end-to-end encryption for both CF data in flight and data at rest in CF structures (as part of a more pervasive encryption solution). Host-based CPACF encryption is used for high performance and low latency. z14 CFLEVEL 22 CF images are not required, but are recommended in order to simplify some sysplex recovery and reconciliation scenarios involving encrypted CF structures. (Note that the CF image itself never decrypts, nor encrypts, any data.) z14 z/OS images are not required, but are recommended for the improved AES CBC encrypt/decrypt performance that z14 provides.

Hardware Management Console (HMC)

HMC/SE user interface: The z14 Hardware Management Console and Support Element will support only the Tree Style user interface. The Classic Style user interface is no longer supported.

The following enhancements have been made to the Tree Style user interface to aid with new users of Tree Style as well as address pain points of existing users.

  • A new Masthead with Favorites and Search controls will help users quickly find and launch tasks.
  • Tasks will now open in tabs within the user interface (instead of separate browser windows) to make finding and managing running tasks easier.
  • There is also the ability to have the task tab "pop out" into a separate window, giving users the ability to have a similar parallel task display window as on previous Tree Style controls and allowing the task displays to be viewed on other physical displays.

Manage System Time: The Manage System Time task replaces the System (Sysplex) Time task on HMC. The new Manage System Time task provides a simplified workflow for system time management including:

  • Improved help tools to complement and improve system administrator skills:
    • Inline definition of technical terms.
  • Improved user experience with visual representation of configuration panels:
    • Guidance provided within the workflows.
    • Topology displays of system time networks.
    • Errors surfaced in visualization for easier problem resolution of setup errors.
  • Single point of system time management for multiple systems.

IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) 2.14.0 security enhancements: New security features in the Hardware Management Console (HMC) 2.14.0 available with z14 include Multifactor Authentication, Enhanced Computing in support of NIST Standard 800-147B, Crypto Compliance Levels, FTP through HMC, SNMP/BCPii API Security Controls, Secure Console to Console Communication Enhancements, Remote Browser IP Address Limiting, and more.

  • Multifactor Authentication: The Hardware Management Console will now offer an optional control of Multifactor Authentication in addition to the userid/password controls provided today. If the Multifactor option is selected for a given user, that user will now be required to enter a second authentication factor using a TOTP (Time-based One-Time Password) defined by RFC 6238. RFC 6238 is implemented by freely available smartphone and web apps utilizing a secret key provided per HMC user.
  • HMC Mobile for Z and LinuxONE: New iOS and Android mobile apps are available for the HMC 2.14.0 supporting z14, z13, and z13s systems. HMC Mobile will help enable HMC users to securely monitor and manage systems from anywhere. The apps provide system and partition views, status monitoring, hardware messages, operating system messages, and the ability to receive push notifications from the HMC using the existing zRSF (z Systems Remote Support Facility) connection. HMC Mobile is disabled by default and, once enabled, provides a robust set of security controls. Administrators can restrict usage to specific HMC users and IP addresses, require the use of app passwords, enable multifactor authentication, restrict the app to read-only access, and more.
  • Firmware tamper detection: z14 will also offer an enhancement on the Support Element that provides notification if tampering with booting of firmware on the server (CPC) is detected. This enhancement is designed to meet the BIOS Protection Guidelines recommended and published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Special Publication 800-147B. If tampering is detected, the Support Element will issue a user alert via a warning or a lock of the Support Element, depending on the configuration. If "call home" support is enabled on a z14 Hardware Management Console managing the Support Element, additional analysis of the Support Element will be performed and displayed by IBM Resource Link.

    In addition to this support, the Hardware Management Console also has been enhanced to provide attempted tamper monitoring and reporting. A newly manufactured Hardware Management Console directly ordered with z14, or at a later time, is required for this protection. Any detected events of attempted tampering will be logged and will issue a user alert via a warning or a lock of the Hardware Management Console, depending on setup configuration. In addition, if "call home" support is enabled on the Hardware Management Console, supplementary analysis of events logged by the Hardware Management Console will be available on IBM Resource Link.

    Although clients can carry forward their Hardware Management Consoles on z14, these tamper protection capabilities will be delivered only on newly manufactured Hardware Management Consoles. The z14 environment can contain both Hardware Management Consoles that have been carried forward and newly manufactured Hardware Management Consoles.

  • IBM Enhanced Remote Support Facility: The IBM Enhanced Remote Support Facility was first introduced on zEC12/zBC12 systems and for those systems and z13/z13s, both the Enhanced and Legacy Remote Support Facility support could be utilized. The Enhanced support provided improved problem data uploads and fix data downloads. z14 processors will no longer connect to the legacy IBM Support Facility.
    • z14 HMCs supporting older z10EC/z10BC - z13 systems will still require connections to the legacy IBM Support Facility.
    • z14 HMCs supporting only z14 systems only require IBM Enhanced Support Facility connections.
    • A connection to the IBM Enhanced Support Facility is required to support z14 HMCs regardless of the CPC they are supporting.

    If you had not previously configured firewalls and proxy support with the ability to connect to the Enhanced Support Facility, this will be required for z14 HMC and CPC connections per above rules.

  • Global OSA/SF: The HMC Global OSA/SF will now provide a global view of all OSA PCHIDs and the monitoring and diagnostic information previously available in the Query Host command.
  • New characters supported for Load parms: Starting with z14 the Load parameter for Load task, Activation Load and Image Profiles will now allow three new characters: @#$. z13/z13s or older systems support a character set of A-Z, 0-9, "." (period), and " " (blanks). z14 systems will support a character set of A-Z, 0-9, "." (period), " " (blanks), "@", "#", and "$".
  • FTP through HMC: To maximize security features, IBM recommends that clients keep their IBM Z on a dedicated network with one HMC network used for that network and the second HMC network used for outward communication (IBM Support Facility, remote browsing, automation). However, for systems prior to z14, this created a security challenge for FTP operations originating from the SE. Clients have to either put their FTP server on the IBM Z dedicated network or put their IBM Z on their intranet network.

    Starting with z14, all FTP operations originating from the SE will be proxied through a managing HMC. This now allows the FTP SE originated operations to follow IBM security recommendations. In addition, all HMC/SE tasks that support FTP will provide three options of FTP: FTP, FTPS, and SFTP.

    • FTPS is SSL based and uses certificates to authenticate servers.
    • SFTP is SSH based and uses SSH keys to authenticate servers.
    • Username and passwords are required for client authentication in all three protocols.
  • Console to console communications: HMC consoles have used anonymous cipher suites for some inter-console communication purposes. These cipher suites, while providing encryption and integrity validation, do not provide cryptographic authentication. Network security scanners can detect this, and anonymous cipher suites may not be acceptable to some clients' security policies. Starting with the z14 HMC/SE, the console to console communications solution, when security is enabled, will no longer use anonymous cipher suites and will begin using an industry standard based password driven cryptography system. This system provides cryptographic encryption, integrity validation, and authentication.
  • SNMP/BCPii API enhancements: Prior to z14, when you enabled SNMP BCPii via controls for the HMC/SE, it was enabled for all LPARs to have equal send and receive command capability. Starting with z14 there are new "BCPii Permission" controls which allow you to have granular LPAR/System BCPii command controls. The HMC/SE can be configured for Enable/disable send capability, Enable/disable receive capability, Enable for all senders, and Enable for list of origin partitions. These controls can be specified for CPC via the System Details task (HMC or SE) or can be specified for Images via the Image profile and Change LPAR Security task (HMC or SE). Some additional changes have been made to improve the performance for z/OS BCPii, for query operations Profiles, LPAR Controls/Security data, and EC/MCL data.
  • Removal of Common Infrastructure Module (CIM) Management Interface: The HMC 2.14.0 will no longer support the Hardware Console Common Infrastructure Module (CIM) Management Interface. The Hardware Management Console Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and Web Services Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) will continue to be supported.

Enhancements to software pricing Technology Transition Offerings

Coinciding with the announcement of the z14 Model ZR1 server, IBM is making available a new Technology Transition Offering (TTO) called Technology Update Pricing for the z14 Model ZR1. Technology Update Pricing for the z14 Model ZR1 offers price-performance advantages for z14 Model ZR1 servers. IBM is also updating the "Technology Update Pricing for the z14" offering and three revised Transition Charges for Sysplexes or Multiplexes offerings to add the z14 Model ZR1. In addition, zSeries Entry License Charge (zELC) pricing applies to the z14 Model ZR1 capacity setting A01, the entry z14 Model ZR1 server.

Technology Update Pricing for the z14 Model ZR1 extends the software price-performance provided by AEWLC for stand-alone z14 Model ZR1 servers, and applies to eligible z/OS, z/TPF, and z/VSE operating systems and their associated middleware programs. AEWLC, zNALC, and Tiered Workload License Charges (TWLC) are the only pricing metrics available on a stand-alone z14 Model ZR1 server, with the exception of the z14 Model ZR1 capacity setting A01. The Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC) and the Midrange Workload License Charges (MWLC) license options are not available for a z14 Model ZR1 server.

When a z14 Model ZR1 server is in an actively coupled z/OS Parallel Sysplex or z/TPF Loosely Coupled Complex, 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. When a z14 Model ZR1 server is part of a Multiplex under Country Multiplex Pricing (CMP) terms, CMLC, MzNALC, and Tiered Workload License Charges (TWLC) are the only pricing metrics available, subject to all applicable terms and conditions.

For additional information about software pricing for the z14 Model ZR1 server, see Software Announcement ZP18-0188, dated April 10, 2018.

For more information about AWLC, CMLC, CMP, MzNALC, PSLC, zNALC, or the Transition Charges for Sysplexes or Multiplexes TTO offerings, see the IBM Z software pricing website.

16U Reserved (#0617) hardware configuration flexibility

For clients utilizing one or two PCIe+ drawers, there is a new option to hold 16U Reserved (#0617) space in the z14 ZR1 rack. This 16U of space in the frame can be populated by a client with other server elements such as switches, storage, or servers. These additional elements are beneficial if it helps to plan elements that will work together within a frame, while reducing the physical footprint required in a data center. When the 16U Reserved feature is ordered, the z14 ZR1 order will provide additional power ports in redundant power distribution units (PDUs), along with weight ballast and air flow fillers as appropriate. Clients should take care to evaluate requirements of the Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP), as there are requirements regarding additional element weight, air flow, power draw, and certification status. Note that IBM would first complete installation of the z14 ZR1 and turn it over to client operation, and then the additional elements could be added if the 16U Reserved (#0617) has been ordered. This new hardware configuration flexibility feature is perfect for clients who fit into smaller I/O configurations and need the additional ease of a single-footprint approach.

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Top rule

Information technology is experiencing exponential growth in data and transaction volumes driven by digital transformation and delivery through the cloud. To succeed in this environment, businesses must not only be able to manage, store, and protect information, but also be able to put the data to work predicting new opportunities and customizing user experiences. From a user perspective, IT must create an environment where users have confidence that data is protected and available from anywhere and any device. This ability to be fast and flexible in delivery of new services, with insight and security, will differentiate a business. The z14 Model ZR1 delivers unique capabilities to help with that differentiation.

At the heart of every enterprise lies core business data, assets which if lost or compromised could cause irreparable damage. Core business data is often governed by regulatory requirements designed to protect data and safeguard privacy, often with high penalties in the event of loss or inadvertent disclosure. Internal and external pressures to protect customer data have changed the perspective around how core business data should be handled and protected. Establishing a "perimeter" around core data using encryption is one of the most impactful ways to protect data and prevent loss. The objective is to create a fortified perimeter around core business data, wherever it may physically reside. When as much data and transactional pipeline as possible is encrypted, potential data breach risks and financial losses can be reduced, cloud infrastructures can be secure, and compliance with regulatory mandates can be simplified. On the IBM z14 servers, more secure pervasive encryption capabilities offer a transparent and consumable approach to encrypt virtually all in-flight and at-rest data. Using simple policy controls, z14 pervasive encryption streamlines data protection for mission-critical datasets. The IBM z14 platform provides pervasive encryption capabilities designed to enable you to protect data efficiently, and without requiring application changes. This protection is critical in the hybrid cloud environment as businesses try to accommodate placement of workloads.

The IBM z14 platform provides the hardware infrastructure, in a balanced system design, with the encryption capabilities that now make it possible to create a fortified perimeter around critical business data. The Central Processor Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) is standard on every z14 core, and is enabled via feature #3863. The CPACF has both the cryptographic suite and performance characteristics that can enable bulk encryption of sensitive business data that makes it possible to fortify, intrinsically protecting business data using encryption technology. Working with the new Crypto Express6S feature (#0893), the key materials used to create this fortified data perimeter are protected, using the IBM Z® unique protected key CPACF in which the keys used in the encryption process are not visible to the applications or operating system.

IBM Secure Service Container can encapsulate data and applications inside a virtual lockbox -- helping to protect it from external and internal threats. By completely restricting system administrator access to the container, Secure Service Container defends against the misuse of privileged user credentials. Aimed at the z14 models including ZR1, IBM plans to enhance this technology, and it will be designed to allow for any IBM or non-IBM application deployed via Docker and Kubernetes in a Secure Service Container without requiring application changes, for the simplest form of broad-level securable applications and data.

The z14 Model ZR1 provides a new industry-standard infrastructure to meet the demands of entry-level digital businesses and allow easier delivery through a secure cloud. With up to 30 configurable Linux cores and up to 6 Central Processor (CP) cores for IBM zOS, z/VSE®, z/VM®, or Linux on IBM Z, z14 Model ZR1 has performance and scaling advantages over prior generations, and more capacity than the z13s. The new 16U Reserved feature allows clients to create all-in-one solutions to run their processsors, storage, and switches for a complete private or hybrid cloud server solution.

The new FICON® Express 16S+ features (#0427 and 0428) deliver an increase in I/O rates and in link bandwidth, and a reduction in single-stream latency. This allows the z14 models the ability to absorb large applications and transaction spikes driven by unpredictable mobile and IoT devices. Next-generation SMT on z14 delivers improved virtualization performance to benefit Linux. High-speed connectivity out to the data is critical in achieving exceptional levels of transaction throughput. The new IBM zHyperLink Express adapter (#0431) is a direct connect short distance IBM Z I/O adapter offering extremely low latency connectivity to FICON storage systems.

With up to 8 TB of real memory, z14 Model ZR1 can open opportunities such as in-memory data marts, large buffer pools for data access, and in-memory analytics while giving you the necessary room to tune applications for optimal performance. Through exploitation of the Vector Packed Decimal Facility that allows packed decimal operations to be performed in registers rather than memory, faster mathematical computations and compilers, such as Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.2, Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V5.2, z/OS V2.3 XL C/C++, the COBOL optimizer, Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.3, and Java™, are optimized on z14. These compilers and optimizer are designed to help improve application performance, reduce CPU usage, and reduce operating costs. Java improvements and the use of crypto acceleration will deliver additional improvements in throughput per core, which gives a natural boost to z/OS Connect EE, WebSphere® Liberty in CICS®, IBM Open Data Analytics for z/OS, and IBM Java for Linux on Z.

To take advantage of new data, businesses on IBM Z can leverage the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) and microservices within the enterprise server environment. The z14 models are especially well-suited, considering the value of a high-availability, high-reliability, high-speed server with the additional value of Linux on Z running side-by-side with z/OS, z/VSE, z/VM, or z/TPF. Linux on Z supports a wealth of new IBM, ISV, and open source products and languages. Application developers can bring on new talent and deploy it quickly, applying skills such as Go, Python, Scala, Node.js, Docker, Spark, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB. New accompanying software like Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligency (ADDI) can continue to further assist both development and production workload managers in training new talent, identifying areas ripe for changes, and completing self-audits of data structures.



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Statement of general direction

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IBM Storage and IBM Z collaboration on 16U Reserved (#0617) applications

IBM Storage intends to deliver a high-performance, high-availability, ECKD™/Distributed format flash storage that can be mounted in a z14 ZR1 or LinuxONE Rockhopper II server rack with the associated 16U Reserved (#0617) space inside the 19-inch rack. This new storage solution opens the opportunities for clients requiring the high-availability, performance, and Z synergy functions of DS8880, and looking for ways to increase their data center flexibility. For z14 ZR1 customers, this will also create a flexible option for clients to include zHyperLink capability in-rack with the z14 ZR1.

Secure Service Container for IBM Cloud Private on Linux on Z and LinuxONE

IBM intends to deliver IBM Cloud Private on Linux on Z in Secure Service Containers. IBM Cloud Private in Secure Service Containers on Linux on Z and LinuxONE is designed to offer unmatched security of IBM Cloud Private nodes with workload isolation, pervasive encryption of data and executable binaries for container-based applications, and protection from privileged users to mitigate breaches and leaks from internal or external threats, ransomware, and malware.

Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence

IBM intends to deliver application expansion of Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (ADDI) to run on Linux on Z. ADDI significantly enhances a user's ability to view and audit endpoints of applications. This capability can be used to convert older applications into the nimble building blocks desired, as well as view the full application view for both training and self-audit opportunities. IBM ADDI can be referenced as an IBM software product.

Ensemble and zEnterprise® Unified Resource Manager

IBM z14 is the last IBM Z server to support Ensembles and zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager). The z14 HMC level is the last HMC level to support Ensembles.

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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Reference information

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For more information on IBM Machine Learning on z/OS Version 1 Release 2, see Software Announcement ZP18-0129, dated April 10, 2018.

For more information on the IBM z®/VM 7.1, see Software Announcement ZP18-0183, dated April 10, 2018.

For more information about zSystems Long Distance Coupling, see Hardware Announcement ZG17-0041, dated March 14, 2017.

For more information about IBM z/OS Version 2 Release 3, see Software Announcement ZP17-0316, dated July 17, 2017.

For more information on the IBM z14, see Hardware Announcement ZG17-0017, dated July 17, 2017.

For more information on the IBM LinuxONE Emperor II™, see Hardware Announcement ZG17-0092, dated September 12, 2017.



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Description Machine Type Model Feature
z14 3907 ZR1  
Model ZR1 Air Cooled     0200
CPC Drawer Max4     0636
CPC Drawer Max12     0637
CPC Drawer Max24     0638
CPC Drawer Max30     0639
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
Migration Offering Machine     0014
Blue Letter Internal     0015
HW for DPM     0016
Manage FW Suite     0019
Automate FW Suite     0020
Ensemble Membership     0025
Non RSF On/Off CoD     0032
Serv Docs Optional Print     0033
OSA-ICC 3215 Enablement     0034
RFID Tag     0035
RFID Tag     0036
TKE Rack Mount w/4768 0080
TKE w/4768 0081
HMC 0082
HMC Rack Mount 0083
TKE Rack Mount w/4768 0085
TKE w/4768 0086
WWPN Persistence 0099
RTU Embedded OS Single 0103
RTU Embedded OS Variable 0104
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-zIIP 0125
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP 0126
1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP 0127
100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP 0128
HMC Table Top KMM 0148
HMC Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse 0154
TKE Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse 0156
TKE Table Top KMM 0157
ICA SR Fanout 0172
PCIe Fanout Gen3 0173
Fanout Airflow PCIe 0174
Client Must Provide HMC KMM 0188
Client Must Provide TKE KMM 0190
2828 w/o TEIO & w/o HtR 0192
2828 w/o TEIO & w/ HtR 0193
2828 w/ TEIO & w/o HtR 0194
2828 w/ TEIO & w/ HtR 0195
2965 w/o TEIO & w/o HtR 0196
2965 w/o TEIO & w/ HtR 0197
2965 w/ TEIO & w/o HtR 0198
2965 w/ TEIO & w/ HtR 0199
US English 0235
France 0236
German/Austrian 0237
LA Spanish 0238
Spain 0239
Italian 0240
French Canadian 0241
Portuguese 0242
UK English 0243
Norwegian 0244
Sweden Finland 0245
Netherlands 0246
Belgian French 0247
Denmark 0248
Swiss French/German 0249
PCIe Interconnect Gen3 0401
10 GbE RoCE Express2 0412
zEDC Express 0420
OSA-Express6S GbE LX 0422
OSA-Express6S GbE SX 0423
OSA-Express6S 10 GbE LR 0424
OSA-Express6S 10 GbE SR 0425
OSA-Express6S 1000BASE-T 0426
FICON Express16S+ LX 0427
FICON Express16S+ SX 0428
zHyperLink Express 0431
Coupling Express LR 0433
IBM Virtual Flash Memory 0614
16U Reserved 0617
Switchable PDU 0622
Ethernet Switch 0623
CPC PSU 0641
Read Only Media Option 0845
TKE workstation w/4768 0849
4768 TKE Crypto Adapter 0844
TKE Addl Smart Cards 0892
32GB USB Backup Media 0848
TKE 9.0 LIC 0879
TKE Smart Card Reader 0891
Crypto Express6S 0893
IFL 1064
ICF 1065
SAP (optional) 1066
zIIP 1067
Unassigned IFL 1068
CP-A 1069
CP-B 1070
CP-C 1071
CP-D 1072
CP-E 1073
CP-F 1074
CP-G 1075
CP-H 1076
CP-I 1077
CP-J 1078
CP-K 1079
CP-L 1080
CP-M 1081
CP-N 1082
CP-O 1083
CP-P 1084
CP-Q 1085
CP-R 1086
CP-S 1087
CP-T 1088
CP-U 1089
CP-V 1090
CP-W 1091
CP-X 1092
CP-Y 1093
CP-Z 1094
0-Way Processor A00 1157
1-Way Processor A01 1158
1-Way Processor B01 1159
1-Way Processor C01 1160
1-Way Processor D01 1161
1-Way Processor E01 1162
1-Way Processor F01 1163
1-Way Processor G01 1164
1-Way Processor H01 1165
1-Way Processor I01 1166
1-Way Processor J01 1167
1-Way Processor K01 1168
1-Way Processor L01 1169
1-Way Processor M01 1170
1-Way Processor N01 1171
1-Way Processor O01 1172
1-Way Processor P01 1173
1-Way Processor Q01 1174
1-Way Processor R01 1175
1-Way Processor S01 1176
1-Way Processor T01 1177
1-Way Processor U01 1178
1-Way Processor V01 1179
1-Way Processor W01 1180
1-Way Processor X01 1181
1-Way Processor Y01 1182
1-Way Processor Z01 1183
2-Way Processor A02 1184
2-Way Processor B02 1185
2-Way Processor C02 1186
2-Way Processor D02 1187
2-Way Processor E02 1188
2-Way Processor F02 1189
2-Way Processor G02 1190
2-Way Processor H02 1191
2-Way Processor I02 1192
2-Way Processor J02 1193
2-Way Processor K02 1194
2-Way Processor L02 1195
2-Way Processor M02 1196
2-Way Processor N02 1197
2-Way Processor O02 1198
2-Way Processor P02 1199
2-Way Processor Q02 1200
2-Way Processor R02 1201
2-Way Processor S02 1202
2-Way Processor T02 1203
2-Way Processor U02 1204
2-Way Processor V02 1205
2-Way Processor W02 1206
2-Way Processor X02 1207
2-Way Processor Y02 1208
2-Way Processor Z02 1209
3-Way Processor A03 1210
3-Way Processor B03 1211
3-Way Processor C03 1212
3-Way Processor D03 1213
3-Way Processor E03 1214
3-Way Processor F03 1215
3-Way Processor G03 1216
3-Way Processor H03 1217
3-Way Processor I03 1218
3-Way Processor J03 1219
3-Way Processor K03 1220
3-Way Processor L03 1221
3-Way Processor M03 1222
3-Way Processor N03 1223
3-Way Processor O03 1224
3-Way Processor P03 1225
3-Way Processor Q03 1226
3-Way Processor R03 1227
3-Way Processor S03 1228
3-Way Processor T03 1229
3-Way Processor U03 1230
3-Way Processor V03 1231
3-Way Processor W03 1232
3-Way Processor X03 1233
3-Way Processor Y03 1234
3-Way Processor Z03 1235
4-Way Processor A04 1236
4-Way Processor B04 1237
4-Way Processor C04 1238
4-Way Processor D04 1239
4-Way Processor E04 1240
4-Way Processor F04 1241
4-Way Processor G04 1242
4-Way Processor H04 1243
4-Way Processor I04 1244
4-Way Processor J04 1245
4-Way Processor K04 1246
4-Way Processor L04 1247
4-Way Processor M04 1248
4-Way Processor N04 1249
4-Way Processor O04 1250
4-Way Processor P04 1251
4-Way Processor Q04 1252
4-Way Processor R04 1253
4-Way Processor S04 1254
4-Way Processor T04 1255
4-Way Processor U04 1256
4-Way Processor V04 1257
4-Way Processor W04 1258
4-Way Processor X04 1259
4-Way Processor Y04 1260
4-Way Processor Z04 1261
5-Way Processor A05 1262
5-Way Processor B05 1263
5-Way Processor C05 1264
5-Way Processor D05 1265
5-Way Processor E05 1266
5-Way Processor F05 1267
5-Way Processor G05 1268
5-Way Processor H05 1269
5-Way Processor I05 1270
5-Way Processor J05 1271
5-Way Processor K05 1272
5-Way Processor L05 1273
5-Way Processor M05 1274
5-Way Processor N05 1275
5-Way Processor O05 1276
5-Way Processor P05 1277
5-Way Processor Q05 1278
5-Way Processor R05 1279
5-Way Processor S05 1280
5-Way Processor T05 1281
5-Way Processor U05 1282
5-Way Processor V05 1283
5-Way Processor W05 1284
5-Way Processor X05 1285
5-Way Processor Y05 1286
5-Way Processor Z05 1287
6-Way Processor A06 1288
6-Way Processor B06 1289
6-Way Processor C06 1290
6-Way Processor D06 1291
6-Way Processor E06 1292
6-Way Processor F06 1293
6-Way Processor G06 1294
6-Way Processor H06 1295
6-Way Processor I06 1296
6-Way Processor J06 1297
6-Way Processor K06 1298
6-Way Processor L06 1299
6-Way Processor M06 1300
6-Way Processor N06 1301
6-Way Processor O06 1302
6-Way Processor P06 1303
6-Way Processor Q06 1304
6-Way Processor R06 1305
6-Way Processor S06 1306
6-Way Processor T06 1307
6-Way Processor U06 1308
6-Way Processor V06 1309
6-Way Processor W06 1310
6-Way Processor X06 1311
6-Way Processor Y06 1312
6-Way Processor Z06 1313
A00 Capacity Marker 1340
A01 Capacity Marker 1341
B01 Capacity Marker 1342
C01 Capacity Marker 1343
D01 Capacity Marker 1344
E01 Capacity Marker 1345
F01 Capacity Marker 1346
G01 Capacity Marker 1347
H01 Capacity Marker 1348
I01 Capacity Marker 1349
J01 Capacity Marker 1350
K01 Capacity Marker 1351
L01 Capacity Marker 1352
M01 Capacity Marker 1353
N01 Capacity Marker 1354
O01 Capacity Marker 1355
P01 Capacity Marker 1356
Q01 Capacity Marker 1357
R01 Capacity Marker 1358
S01 Capacity Marker 1359
T01 Capacity Marker 1360
U01 Capacity Marker 1361
V01 Capacity Marker 1362
W01 Capacity Marker 1363
X01 Capacity Marker 1364
Y01 Capacity Marker 1365
Z01 Capacity Marker 1366
A02 Capacity Marker 1367
B02 Capacity Marker 1368
C02 Capacity Marker 1369
D02 Capacity Marker 1370
E02 Capacity Marker 1371
F02 Capacity Marker 1372
G02 Capacity Marker 1373
H02 Capacity Marker 1374
I02 Capacity Marker 1375
J02 Capacity Marker 1376
K02 Capacity Marker 1377
L02 Capacity Marker 1378
M02 Capacity Marker 1379
N02 Capacity Marker 1380
O02 Capacity Marker 1381
P02 Capacity Marker 1382
Q02 Capacity Marker 1383
R02 Capacity Marker 1384
S02 Capacity Marker 1385
T02 Capacity Marker 1386
U02 Capacity Marker 1387
V02 Capacity Marker 1388
W02 Capacity Marker 1389
X02 Capacity Marker 1390
Y02 Capacity Marker 1391
Z02 Capacity Marker 1392
A03 Capacity Marker 1393
B03 Capacity Marker 1394
C03 Capacity Marker 1395
D03 Capacity Marker 1396
E03 Capacity Marker 1397
F03 Capacity Marker 1398
G03 Capacity Marker 1399
H03 Capacity Marker 1400
I03 Capacity Marker 1401
J03 Capacity Marker 1402
K03 Capacity Marker 1403
L03 Capacity Marker 1404
M03 Capacity Marker 1405
N03 Capacity Marker 1406
O03 Capacity Marker 1407
P03 Capacity Marker 1408
Q03 Capacity Marker 1409
R03 Capacity Marker 1410
S03 Capacity Marker 1411
T03 Capacity Marker 1412
U03 Capacity Marker 1413
V03 Capacity Marker 1414
W03 Capacity Marker 1415
X03 Capacity Marker 1416
Y03 Capacity Marker 1417
Z03 Capacity Marker 1418
A04 Capacity Marker 1419
B04 Capacity Marker 1420
C04 Capacity Marker 1421
D04 Capacity Marker 1422
E04 Capacity Marker 1423
F04 Capacity Marker 1424
G04 Capacity Marker 1425
H04 Capacity Marker 1426
I04 Capacity Marker 1427
J04 Capacity Marker 1428
K04 Capacity Marker 1429
L04 Capacity Marker 1430
M04 Capacity Marker 1431
N04 Capacity Marker 1432
O04 Capacity Marker 1433
P04 Capacity Marker 1434
Q04 Capacity Marker 1435
R04 Capacity Marker 1436
S04 Capacity Marker 1437
T04 Capacity Marker 1438
U04 Capacity Marker 1439
V04 Capacity Marker 1440
W04 Capacity Marker 1441
X04 Capacity Marker 1442
Y04 Capacity Marker 1443
Z04 Capacity Marker 1444
A05 Capacity Marker 1445
B05 Capacity Marker 1446
C05 Capacity Marker 1447
D05 Capacity Marker 1448
E05 Capacity Marker 1449
F05 Capacity Marker 1450
G05 Capacity Marker 1451
H05 Capacity Marker 1452
I05 Capacity Marker 1453
J05 Capacity Marker 1454
K05 Capacity Marker 1455
L05 Capacity Marker 1456
M05 Capacity Marker 1457
N05 Capacity Marker 1458
O05 Capacity Marker 1459
P05 Capacity Marker 1460
Q05 Capacity Marker 1461
R05 Capacity Marker 1462
S05 Capacity Marker 1463
T05 Capacity Marker 1464
U05 Capacity Marker 1465
V05 Capacity Marker 1466
W05 Capacity Marker 1467
X05 Capacity Marker 1468
Y05 Capacity Marker 1469
Z05 Capacity Marker 1470
A06 Capacity Marker 1471
B06 Capacity Marker 1472
C06 Capacity Marker 1473
D06 Capacity Marker 1474
E06 Capacity Marker 1475
F06 Capacity Marker 1476
G06 Capacity Marker 1477
H06 Capacity Marker 1478
I06 Capacity Marker 1479
J06 Capacity Marker 1480
K06 Capacity Marker 1481
L06 Capacity Marker 1482
M06 Capacity Marker 1483
N06 Capacity Marker 1484
O06 Capacity Marker 1485
P06 Capacity Marker 1486
Q06 Capacity Marker 1487
R06 Capacity Marker 1488
S06 Capacity Marker 1489
T06 Capacity Marker 1490
U06 Capacity Marker 1491
V06 Capacity Marker 1492
W06 Capacity Marker 1493
X06 Capacity Marker 1494
Y06 Capacity Marker 1495
Z06 Capacity Marker 1496
UID Label for DoD 0998
STP Enablement 1021
EMEA Special Operations 1022
32 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat) 1627
64 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat) 1628
128 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat) 1629
256 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat) 1630
512 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat) 1631
8GB Memory Capacity Incr 1739
8GB Memory Cap Incr>128GB 1740
16GB Memory Cap Incr>128GB 1741
32GB Memory Cap Incr>128GB 1742
8GB Ftr Converted Mem z13s 1743
16GB Ftr Converted Mem z13s 1744
8GB Ftr Converted Mem zBC12 1745
LICCC Ship Via Net Ind 1750
8 GB Preplanned Memory 1993
16 GB Preplanned Memory 1996
Lift Tool Kit 3100
Extension Ladder 3101
64 GB Memory 3539
72 GB Memory 3540
80 GB Memory 3541
88 GB Memory 3542
96 GB Memory 3543
128 GB Memory 3544
160 GB Memory 3545
192 GB Memory 3546
224 GB Memory 3547
256 GB Memory 3548
288 GB Memory 3549
320 GB Memory 3550
352 GB Memory 3551
384 GB Memory 3552
448 GB Memory 3553
512 GB Memory 3554
576 GB Memory 3555
704 GB Memory 3556
832 GB Memory 3557
960 GB Memory 3558
1216 GB Memory 3559
1472 GB Memory 3560
1728 GB Memory 3561
1984 GB Memory 3562
2240 GB Memory 3563
2496 GB Memory 3564
2752 GB Memory 3565
3008 GB Memory 3566
3264 GB Memory 3567
3520 GB Memory 3568
3776 GB Memory 3569
4032 GB Memory 3570
4544 GB Memory 3571
5056 GB Memory 3572
5568 GB Memory 3573
6080 GB Memory 3574
6592 GB Memory 3575
7104 GB Memory 3576
7616 GB Memory 3577
8128 GB Memory 3578
MSS Sales Flag A 3668
MSS Sales Flag B 3669
CPACF Enablement 3863
PCIe+ I/O Drawer 4001
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 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
Top Exit Cabling 7917
Bottom Exit Cabling 7919
FQC Bracket & Mounting Hdw 7934
LC Duplex 6.6ft Harness 7935
30A/208V 14ft w/TwistLock 7937
30A/208V 14ft w/Russelstoll 7938
32A/250V Cord EMEA & AP 7939
32A/250V Cord Aus & NZ 7940
32A/250V Cord Korea 7941
32A/250V LSZH Cord 7943
19" Frame Bolt Down Kit 8006
Multi Order Ship Flag 9000
Multi Order Rec Only Flag-NB 9001
Multi Order Rec Only Flag-MES 9002
RPO Action Flag 9003
Downgraded PUs Per Request 9004
On/Off CoD Act 100 IFL Day 9874
On/Off CoD Act 100 ICF Day 9875
On/Off CoD Act 100 CP Day 9876
On/Off CoD Act 100 zIIP Day 9877
On/Off CoD Act 100 SAP Day 9878
19" Rack 9883
On/Off CoD Act IFL Day 9888
On/Off CoD Act ICF Day 9889
On/Off COD authorization 9896
On/Off CoD Act Cap CP Day 9897
Perm upgr auth 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 authorizataion 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 SAP day 9928
100 SAP days 9929
Height Reduce Ship 9975
Height Reduce for Return 9976
z14 3906 M01  
    M02  
    M03  
    M04  
    M05  
RTU Embedded OS Single     0103
RTU Embedded OS Variable     0104
       
MSS Sales Flag A     3668
MSS Standard Side cover     3670
MSS Top Exit side cover     3671
Features that may carry forward on an upgrade: The following features may be retained if they are installed at the time of an upgrade to the IBM z14 ZR1.
Description Machine Type Model Feature
z14 3907 ZR1  
HMC     0092
HMC Rack Mount     0094
HMC     0095
HMC Rack Mount     0096
TKE Rack Mount w/4767     0097
TKE w/4767     0098
Mouse     0152
HMC Tower Keyboard     0153
TKE Tower Keyboard     0155
Client Must Provide Mouse     0186
Client Must Provide HMC KeyBd     0187
Client Must Provide TKE KeyBd     0189
Client Must Provide Display     0191
OSA-Express4S GbE LX     0404
OSA-Express4S GbE SX     0405
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE LR     0406
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE SR     0407
FICON Express8S 10KM LX     0409
FICON Express8S SX     0410
10 GbE RoCE Express     0411
OSA-Express5S GbE LX     0413
OSA-Express5S GbE SX     0414
OSA-Express5S 10 GbE LR     0415
OSA-Express5S 10 GbE SX     0416
OSA-Express5S 1000BASE-T     0417
FICON Express 16S LX     0418
FICON Express 16S SX     0419
TKE workstation w/4765     0842
TKE workstation w/4767     0847
Addl smart cards     0884
TKE Smart Card Reader     0885
Crypto Express5S     0890
Flat Panel Display     6096

Model conversions

From Machine Type From Model To Machine Type To Model  
2965 N10 3907 ZR1 (*)
  N20 3907 ZR1 (*)

(*) Parts removed or replaced as a result of a model conversion become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Feature conversions

The feature conversion list for z14 Model ZR1 is now available in the Library section of Resource Link. This list can be obtained at Resource Link.

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Publications

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

Title Order Number
IBM 3907 Installation manual for Physical Planning (IMPP) GC28-6974
PR/SM™ Planning Guide SB10-7169
IOCP User's Guide SB10-7172
Planning for Fiber Optic Links (FICON/FCP, Coupling Links, and OSA) GA23-1408

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
IBM 3907 Installation Manual GC28-6973
IBM 3907 Service Guide GC28-6975
Service Guide for TKE Workstations (Version 7.0) GC28-6980
Systems Safety Notices G229-9054
IBM Important Notices G229-9056
IBM 3907 Safety Inspection GC28-6972
Systems Environmental Notices and User Guide Z125-5823
IBM Z Statement of Limited Warranty GC28-6979
License Agreement for Machine Code SC28-6872
License Agreement for Machine Code Addendum for Elliptic Curve Cryptography GC27-2635

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

Title Order Number
IBM 3907 Parts Catalog GC28-6976
Service Guide for 2461 HMC GC28-6990
Service Guide for 2461 Support Element GC28-6991
Service Guide for HMCs and SEs GC28-6983
SNMP Application Programming Interfaces SB10-7171
Capacity on Demand User's Guide SC28-6985
CHPID Mapping Tool User's Guide GC28-6984
Hardware Management Console Web Services API (V2.14.0) SC27-2636
IBM Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM) Guide SB10-7170
Secure Service Container User's Guide SC28-6978
Stand-Alone IOCP User's Guide SB10-7173
FICON CTC Reference SB10-7174
Maintenance Information for Fiber Optic Links (FICON/FCP, Coupling Links, and OSA) SY27-7696
OSA-Express Customer Guide and Reference SA22-7935
OSA/SF on the Hardware Management Console SC14-7580
OSA Integrated Console Controller User's Guide SC27-9003
Integrating the HMC's Broadband RSF into your Enterprise SC28-6986
Ensemble Workload Resource Group Management Guide GC27-2633
Ensemble Planning Guide GC27-2631
SCSI IPL - Machine Loader Messages SC28-6948
Hardware Management Console Security SC28-6987

Resource Link: Publications for IBM Z® can be obtained at the Resource Link website.

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 console documentation

At planned availability, the Hardware Management Console (HMC) and Support Element (SE) console documentation (Version 2.14.0) will be available from IBM Knowledge Center.

IBM Knowledge 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 following Redbooks® publications are available now. To order, contact your IBM representative.

Title Order Number
IBM z14 Technical Introduction SG24-8450-00
IBM z14 Technical Guide SG24-8451-00
IBM z14 Configuration Setup SG24-8460-00
IBM z Systems® Connectivity Handbook SG24-5444-17
IBM z Systems Functional Matrix REDP-5157-02

To download these Redbooks publications, go to the IBM zEnterprise System Redbooks website.

For other IBM Redbooks publications, go to the main IBM Redbooks website.

IBM Knowledge 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. See the IBM Knowledge Center website.

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

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. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.


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IBM Systems Lab Services exists to help you successfully implement emerging technologies so as to accelerate your return on investment and improve your satisfaction with your IBM systems and solutions. Services examples include initial implementation, integration, migration, and skills transfer on IBM systems solution capabilities and recommended practices. IBM Systems Lab Services is one of the service organizations of IBM's world-renowned IBM Systems Group development labs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Lab Services website.

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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 go to the IBM Global Technology Services® website.

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Resiliency Services website.

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

Physical specifications - IBM z14 Model ZR1

Dimensions (rounded to the nearest 0.1 in or 1 mm):

Systems with all covers

  Depth Width Height
Inches 42.1 23.6 79.3
Millimeters 1070 600 2015
Inches (O/H I/O cable exit) 47.4 24.6 83.8
Millimeters (O/H I/O cable exit) 1204 624 2128

Note: The height with overhead I/O cable exit differs from the standard height only with the optional optical cable organizer feature installed.

Systems with all covers and height reduction

  Depth Width Height
Inches 42.1 23.6 74.7
Millimeters 1070 600 1898

Approximate weight:

  New Build Maximums - Model ZR1
kg 735
lb 1621
kg (O/H I/O cable exit) 740
lb (O/H I/O cable exit) 1634
Operating environment

Operating environment - IBM z14 Model ZR1 Machine

Environmental class - ASHRAE A3

Temperature: 5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F) for all models up to 900 meters above sea level; maximum ambient reduces 1°C per 300 meters above 900 meters.

Relative humidity: 8% to 85% wet bulb (caloric value): 25°C (77°F)

Operating mode maximum dew point: 24°C (75.2°F) - Operating Mode

Electrical power considerations

  • 200 - 240 V ac
  • Single phase
  • 50/ 60 Hz
  • 24 Amp

Note: There are redundant power distribution units (PDUs) in the ZR1, as well as significant reliability testing completed on each individual PDU. For backup power in event of a power outage, the z14 Model ZR1 is designed to be connected into a data center backup power system. Clients who require backup power may utilize an industry-standard solution. There is not an Integrated Battery Feature (IBF) offered with the ZR1.

Capacity of exhaust: 2000 cubic meters / hour (1200 CFM)

Noise level for typical configuration Model ZR1:

  • Declared A-weighted sound power level, LWAd(B) = 9.2
  • Declared A-weighted sound pressure level, LpAm(dB) = 59

Leakage and starting current: 70 mA / 170 A (approximately 100 microseconds)

Systems

Hardware requirements

The hardware requirements for the IBM Z® servers, features, and functions are identified. A new driver level is required since z13s. HMC (V2.14.0) plus MCLs and the Support Element (V2.14.0) are available.

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

HMC system support

The new functions available on the Hardware Management Console (HMC) version 2.14.0, as described, apply exclusively to IBM z14 models. However, the HMC version 2.14.0 will also support the systems listed in the table below.

Family Machine Type Firmware Driver SE Version Ensemble Node Potential
z14 3907 32 2.14.0 Yes
z14 3906 32 2.14.0 Yes
z13® 2964 27 2.13.1 Yes
z13s 2965 27 2.13.1 Yes
zBX Node 2458 Mod 004 22 2.13.0 Required
zBC12 2828 15 2.12.1 Yes
zEC12 2827 15 2.12.1 Yes
z114 2818 93 2.11.1 Yes
z196 2817 93 2.11.1 Yes
z10™ BC 2098 79 2.10.2 No
z10 EC 2097 79 2.10.2 No

Peripheral hardware and device attachments

IBM devices previously attached to IBM z114, z196, zBC12, zEC12, z13s, z13, and z14 servers are supported for attachment to IBM z14 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 IBM z14 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 Z FICON and FCP channels can be found in the Library section of Resource Link.

Software requirements

IBM z14 Model ZR1 requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.*
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VM 7.1.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V5.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs (compatibility, including Crypto Express6S and OSA-Express6S support).
  • Linux on Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on Z distributions on IBM z14:
    • SUSE SLES 12 SP2 with service and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 7.3 with service and Red Hat RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.
    • IBM is working to support the KVM hypervisor which was first offered with the following Linux distributions: SLES 12 SP2 with service, and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.
    Note: For minimum required and recommended distribution levels refer to the IBM Z website.

* IBM z/OS V2.3 with IBM z14 will require a minimum of 8 GB of memory. When running as a z/VM guest or on an IBM System z® Personal Development Tool, a minimum of 2 GB will be required for z/OS V2.3. If the minimum is not met, a warning WTOR will be issued at IPL. Continuing with less than the minimum memory could impact availability. A migration health check is planned to be introduced for z/OS V2.2 and z/OS V2.1 with PTFs to warn you when an LPAR on a z14 system has been configured with less than 8 GB.

The following software requirements are listed for features and capabilities supported on IBM z14 ZR1:

FICON Express16S+ (CHPID type FC) when utilizing FICON or Channel-To-Channel (CTC), requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V6.4.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V5.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

FICON Express16S+ (CHPID type FC) for support of zHPF single-track operations requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V6.4.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

FICON Express16S+ (CHPID type FC) for support of zHPF multitrack operations requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V6.4.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

FICON Express16S+ (CHPID type FCP) for support of SCSI devices requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V6.4.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V5.2 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

FICON Express16S+ (CHPID type FCP) support of hardware data router requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

T10-DIF support by the FICON Express16S+ features when defined as CHPID type FCP requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service (DIF and DIX) and SLES 11 SP4 with service (DIF and DIX).
    • RHEL 7.3 with service (DIF and DIX) and RHEL 6.9 with service (DIF only).
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service (DIF and DIX).

OSA-Express6S GbE LX (#0422) and GbE SX (#0423) require at a minimum:

CHPID type OSD:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V5.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

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

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V5.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

OSA-Express6S 10 GbE LR (#0424) and 10 GbE SR (#0425) require at a minimum:

CHPID type OSD:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V5.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

CHPID type OSX for access control to the intra-ensemble data network (IEDN) from IBM z14 to Unified Resource Manager functions:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V6.4 to define, modify, and delete OSX CHPID types when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V5.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

OSA-Express6S 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#0426) requires at minimum:

CHPID type OSC supporting TN3270E and non-SNA DFT:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V5.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 (support for port 0 only).

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of two ports per CHPID:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V5.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

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

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V5.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

Checksum offload for IPv6 packets (CHPID type OSD):

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.

Checksum offload for LPAR-to-LPAR traffic for IPv4 and IPv6 packets (CHPID type OSD):

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.

Large Send for IPv6 packets (CHPID type OSD):

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.

CHPID type OSE supporting 4 or 2 ports per feature:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V6.4.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V5.2 with PTFs.

CHPID type OSM for intranode management network (INMN):

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V6.4 to define, modify, and delete CHPID type OSM when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

Crypto Express6S (#0893) Toleration, which treats Crypto Express6S cryptographic coprocessors and accelerators as Crypto Express5 coprocessors and accelerators, requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs or:
    • z/OS V2.2 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13 - z/OS V2R2 (HCR77B1) with PTFs, or
    • z/OS V2.2 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2R1 - z/OS V2R2 (HCR77CO) with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs or:
    • z/OS V2.1 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13 - z/OS V2R1 (HCR77A1) with PTFs or
    • z/OS V2.1 with Enhanced Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13 - z/OS V2R1 (HCR77B0) with PTFs or
    • z/OS V2.1 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13 - z/OS V2R2 (HCR77B1) with PTFs or
    • z/OS V2.1 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2R1 - z/OS V2R2 (HCR77CO) with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation and exploitation within the z/VM TLS/SSL server.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V5.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z: For the exact kernel levels refer to the Linux on IBM Z website.
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.
    • For secure-key cryptography with Linux on Z, CCA 5.2.23 (or later) is available and can be downloaded from the CryptoCards website.

Crypto Express6S (#0893) support of VISA® Format Preserving Encryption requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1 with the Enhanced Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13-z/OS V2R1 (HCR77B0) web deliverable installed.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

Crypto Express6S (#0893) support of greater than 16 Domains requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1 with the Enhanced Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13-z/OS V2R1 (HCR77B0) web deliverable installed.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation and exploitation within the z/VM TLS/SSL server.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V5.2 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

Crypto Express6S (#0893) Exploitation requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.1 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2R1 - z/OS V2R3 (HCR77C1).
  • z/OS V2.2 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2R1 - z/OS V2R3 (HCR77C1).
  • z/OS V2.3 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2R1 - z/OS V2R3 (HCR77C1).
  • z/VM 6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with support for Crypto Express6S (APAR PJ44689).
  • Linux on Z: IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to provide support in future distribution releases.

Crypto Express6S (#0893) support of PCI-HSM compliance requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.1 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2R1 - z/OS V2R3 (HCR77C1).
  • z/OS V2.2 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2R1 - z/OS V2R3 (HCR77C1).
  • z/OS V2.3 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2R1 - z/OS V2R3 (HCR77C1).
  • z/VM 6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

10GbE RoCE Express2 (#0412) for Shared Memory Communications - Remote Direct Memory Access (SMC-R) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on Z: IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to include support in future distribution releases.
    • SLES 12 SP3 includes support for Linux-to-Linux communication as "Tech Preview."

10GbE RoCE Express2 (#0412) for Ethernet communications (which does not require a peer OSA) including Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

IBM Integrated Coupling Adapter Fanout (ICA SR) (#0172) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM 6.4 to define, modify, and delete CHPID type CS5 when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.

Support for 256 Coupling CHPIDs requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.

Coupling Express LR (#0433) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs to define, modify, and delete CL5 CHPID types when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.

CF Scalability Enhancements requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM 6.4 for guest coupling exploitation.

CF List Notification Enhancements requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM 6.4 for guest coupling exploitation.

zHyperLink Express (#0431) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.

zEDC Express (#0420) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3 with the zEnterprise data Compression (zEDC) for z/OS feature.
  • z/OS V2.2 with the zEnterprise data Compression (zEDC) for z/OS feature.
  • z/OS V2.1 with the zEnterprise data Compression (zEDC) for z/OS feature.
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with sevice.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

IBM Virtual Flash Memory (VFM) (#0614) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs, the z/OS V1.13 RSM Enablement Offering web deliverable installed, and an extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services. The web deliverable is available at the z/OS downloads website.

XL C/C++ support of ARCH(12) and TUNE(12) parameters requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.

Transactional memory requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or higher) with service.

2 GB Large Pages requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs, the z/OS V1.13 RSM Enablement Offering web deliverable installed, and an extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services. The web deliverable is available at the z/OS downloads website.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP3.
    • RHEL 7.4.
    • Ubuntu 16.10 (or higher)

z/OS global resource serialization (GRS) support for FICON CTCs requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 with an extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services and PTFs.

Guarded Storage requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on Z: IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to provide support via future distribution releases.

Instruction Execution Protection Facility requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on Z: IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to provide support via future distribution releases.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Information on customer responsibilities for site preparation can be found in the Library section of Resource Link.

Cable orders

Not applicable.

Installability

The average installation time for an IBM z14 ZR1 is approximately14 installer hours. This does not include planning hours. This assumes 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 IBM z14 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.

IBM Systems Lab Services

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Lab Services website.

Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings, for the efficient installation, implementation, and/or integration of this product.



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Warranty period

Warranty: One year.

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM. An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty period specified by IBM. 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. 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.

Warranty service

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

  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same day response
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.

  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same day response.
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.

Maintenance service offerings

Committed Services (CS): For service options with a committed level of service or any other special service option, contact your IBM representative. See the following European documents:

  • Announcement Letter ZS03-0150 for IBM Client Relationship Agreement (CRA)
  • Announcement Letter ZS04-0135 for Enterprise Agreement Contract
  • Announcement Letter ZS98-0118 for ServiceSuite Contract

General terms and conditions

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.

In the United States, contact IBM at 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378). In other countries contact the local IBM office.

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 the License Agreement for Machine Code and Licensed Internal Code website.

Specific Machine Type Model:

  • 3907-ZR1

Licensed Machine Code

Not applicable.

Machine Code License Acceptance Requirement

Acceptance-By-Use Machine: Yes, acceptance of the Machine Code license terms is conveyed through the user's initial use of the Machine.

Other Installed Licensed Code

None.



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