Family 2828+01 IBM zEnterprise BC12

IBM Europe Sales Manual
Revised:  November 08, 2016.

Table of contents
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TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Features
TOC Link Description TOC Link Accessories
TOC Link Product positioning TOC Link Supplies
TOC Link Models  

 
Product life cycle dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
2828-H06 2013/07/232013/09/20 2016/12/31 -
2828-H13 2013/07/232013/09/20 2016/12/31 -

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Abstract

Note: For RoHS affected jurisdictions the withdrawal date is June 30, 2016

The IBM 2828 is a zEnteprise BC12 (zBC12). With improved processor performance, increased capacity, hybrid computing capabilities, and significant power, space, and cooling benefits, the zBC12 is a perfect fit for infrastructure simplification and cloud computing. The zBC12 is a single frame system with a 4.2 GHz processor frequency and increased cache sizes.

Model abstract 2828-H06

The 2828-H06 supports 8 to 240 GB of memory, from 1 to 6 processor units (PUs), one Central Processor Complex (CPC) drawer, and up to 4 fanouts per CPC drawer. There is a maximum of two drawers for I/O. One I/O drawer (#4000) can be carried forward to accommodate migration. Up to two PCIe I/O drawers (up to 64 total features) support the following features: Flash Express, zEDC Express, 10GbE RoCE Express, Crypto Express4S, FICON Express8S, OSA-Express5S, and OSA-Express4S.

Model abstract 2828-H13

The 2828-H13 supports 16 to 496 GB of memory, from 1 to 13 processor units (PUs), up to two CPC drawers, and up to 4 fanouts per CPC drawer for a total of up to 8 fanouts. One I/O drawer (#4000) can be carried forward to accommodate migration. Up to two PCIe I/O drawers (up to 64 total features) support the following features: Flash Express, zEDC Express, 10GbE RoCE Express, Crypto Express4S, FICON Express8S, OSA-Express5S, and OSA-Express4S.
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Highlights

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

  • Energize your applications through integration, embedded real-time analytics, and enterprise mobility

  • Consolidate distributed workloads with Linux on System z and reinvest potential savings to fuel business growth

  • Protect your valuable data and brand reputation with trusted security

Energize your applications with more performance, flexibility, and scalability

  • A 4.2 GHz processor designed to deliver up to a 36% performance increase per core to help boost software performance for business- critical workloads

  • Up to six general purpose processors (CPs) designed to deliver up to 58% more capacity as compared to the z114, which had five general purpose processors

  • Up to a 2x increase in available memory (496 GB) compared to the previous generation (z114) for improved performance of memory- demanding workloads such as DB2, IBM WebSphere, and Linux on System z

  • Up to 20% greater granularity with 156 capacity settings on each model, giving you the freedom to choose the right capacity setting for your needs with the flexibility to scale on demand as workload demands increase

Refresh your technology now to help you save more money

  • Improved platform economics for an upgrade opportunity that is more affordable than ever

  • The same low-cost entry-level offering as the z114 with twice the capacity, designed to provide increased value

  • Continuation of the IBM System z Solution Edition Series to help dramatically lower the cost of deploying new business applications

  • Up to 13 Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processors to help consolidate 62% more work while gaining a 27% price performance improvement for Linux on System z, making it an attractive choice for distributed workload consolidation

  • Up to 27% price performance improvement across the entire portfolio of specialty engines to help significantly lower costs for new workloads

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

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

Secure it all with confidence with a trusted and resilient infrastructure

  • Extended cryptographic algorithms for IBM Enterprise Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) #11 (EP11) to support higher-quality digital signatures

  • Trusted Key Entry (TKE) workstation with a setup wizard for simplification of startup TKE tasks and a full-function migration wizard for the quick and accurate deployment of Crypto Express4S features configured as EP11 coprocessors

  • A system designed for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ (EAL5+) certification for security of logical partitions; designed to help secure sensitive data and business transactions

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Description

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

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

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

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

The 2828 zEnterprise family, the IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC 12) is designed to help enterprises of all sizes improve customer service by exploiting the latest capabilities of the zEnterprise System. These include an efficient and flexible cloud delivery model, real-time data analytics, and enterprise mobility, all helping you leverage a highly secure and resilient infrastructure.

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

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

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

Inherent in the design of the zBC12:

  • A 4.2 GHz processor designed to deliver up to a 36% performance increase per core compared to the z114

  • Up to six general purpose processors (CPs) designed to deliver up to 58% more capacity as compared to the z114

  • Up to 20% greater granularity with 156 capacity settings on either the Model H06 or Model H13

  • Up to 13 Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processors to help consolidate up to 62% more work for Linux on System z

  • Up to a 2x increase in available memory (496 GB) compared to the z114 for improved performance of memory-demanding workloads such as DB2, IBM WebSphere, and Linux on System z

  • Top Exit I/O and power cabling

  • Investment protection with upgrade paths from the z10 BC and z114 to the zBC12

Features and functions:

  • Capacity limit enforcement with an LPAR enhancement

  • Enhanced CPU and availability management for zManager environments

  • GDPS automated multisite recovery for zBX

  • Continued support to help rapidly address service disruptions with IBM System z Advanced Workload Analysis Reporter (IBM zAware)

  • Compression acceleration with the zEDC Express feature

  • Reduced latency and lower CPU overhead with the 10GbE RoCE Express feature

  • Enhanced cryptographic support of the Common Cryptographic Architecture and the IBM zEnterprise Public-Key Cryptography Standards

  • Enhanced Trusted Key Entry workstation support with new functions for ease of use and continued industry compliance

  • Improved resilience and performance for coupling environments with a new level of Coupling Facility Control Code (Level 19) for exploitation of Coupling Thin Interrupts

The performance advantage

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/lib03060.nsf/pages/lspri
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LPAR enhancement to provide physical capacity limit enforcement

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

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

Support of 2 GB pages for middleware performance improvements

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

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

IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager) enhancements

Enhancements to the Automate Firmware Suite (#0020)

  • CPU management: Ability to manage resource optimization through user-defined workload policies

    Automatic virtual CPU capacity adjustments in accordance to user- defined workload policies are allowed across virtual servers running in the IBM BladeCenter HX5 (machine type 7873) blade in the zBX Model 003. This enhanced function was previously available for the IBM BladeCenter PS701 blades in the zBX Model 003 (machine type 2458).

  • Availability management: Ability to create user defined availability policies for availability management of virtual servers, along with monitoring and reporting functions to help ensure virtual servers are executing in line with the defined policies

    This enhanced function is available for virtual servers (logical partitions), HX5 blades, and PS701 blades in the zBX Model 003.

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

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

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

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

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

The Redpaper can be accessed at the following website:

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

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

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

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

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

GDPS automated multisite recovery for zBX

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

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

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

IBM zAware enhancement

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

IBM zAware, first introduced on the zEC12, is designed to use near real-time continuous learning algorithms, providing a diagnostics capability intended to help you quickly pinpoint problems, which in turn, can help you to more rapidly address service disruptions.

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

Flash Express for improved availability and responsiveness

The Flash Express feature, with exploitation by z/OS, is designed to help improve system availability and responsiveness by using Flash Express across transitional workload events such as market openings, and diagnostic data collection. Together they are also designed to help improve processor performance by supporting middleware such as IMS, with its exploitation of pageable large (1 MB) pages.

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

Compression acceleration for resource optimization with zEDC Express

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

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

10GbE RoCE Express - helping to optimize network communications

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

  • A reduction in network latency for TCP/IP workloads with interactive request/response traffic patterns (such as WebSphere application servers accessing a DB2 database)
  • A reduction in CPU cycles consumed by the networking stack for TCP/IP workloads with streaming data patterns where large amounts of data flow in one direction (such as with File Transfer Protocols).

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

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

Cryptographic enhancements for security-rich protection

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

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

  • Central Processor Assist for Cryptographic Functions (CPACF)

  • Crypto Express4S configured as:
    • Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) coprocessor
    • IBM Enterprise Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) #11 (EP11) coprocessor
    • Accelerator

  • Trusted Key Entry (TKE) workstation

  • TKE 7.3 Licensed Internal Code (LIC)

  • Smart Card Reader

  • Smart Cards

Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) enhancements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IBM Enterprise PKCS #11 (EP11) enhancements

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

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

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

EP11 Key agreement algorithms supported:

  • Diffie-Hellman: 1024-bit, 2048-bit

  • Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): 192-bit, 224-bit, 256-bit, 384-bit, 521-bit
    • Brainpool: 160-bit, 192-bit, 224-bit, 256-bit, 320-bit, 384-bit, 512-bit

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

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

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

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

  • Full function migration wizard for EP11: The full function migration wizard is designed to provide the ability to quickly and accurately collect and apply data to the Crypto Express features configured as EP11 coprocessors. This wizard previously supported CCA, and has now been enhanced to also support EP11.

  • Workstation setup wizard: The setup wizard performs the most common TKE workstation workstation initialization functions, ensuring speed and accuracy of new TKE hardware deployment. It simplifies the process while greatly reducing errors. The wizard can also be run to verify the TKE workstation has been configured correctly.

  • Allow Set Master Key from the TKE workstation: Initially setting or changing any type of master key on a Crypto Express feature must be done carefully. If a master key is set or changed when key stores have not been properly prepared for the new master key, the keys in the store will become unusable. In an initial setup or recovery situation, establishing or changing the master key quickly is critical. The TKE workstation will allow you to set any master key from the TKE workstation. The Crypto Express feature is intended for initial setup or recovery situations where key stores are prepared for the master key that will be set by the TKE workstation.

  • Restricted PIN support: The latest CCA enhancements are designed to allow users to prevent the automatic generation of certain PIN values, or the replacement of existing PINs with certain PIN values. The TKE 7.3 LIC includes a new tab for specifying restricted PIN values. This enhancement is exclusive to the TKE 7.3 LIC.

  • New AES operational keys: Five new AES operational keys can be managed from the TKE 7.3 workstation. The key types are MAC, PINCALC, PINPROT, PINPRW, and DKYGENKY.

  • Close Host and Unload Authority Signature Key: The Close Host enhancement is designed to allow you to explicitly sign off a host. The Unload Authority Signature Key enhancement allows you to explicitly remove the current authority signature key without ending the TKE application. When you have many users with different roles, users no longer have to end the TKE application before the TKE workstation is utilized by another user.

  • New access control for managing host list entries: The TKE workstation profile role has a new access control point to allow you to create, change, or delete a host list entry. This is designed to provide stronger separation of duties between users of a host list entry and users that manage the entries.

  • Domain Group changes:

    • When creating or changing a domain group, a domain can only be included in the group once. This ensures that domain commands are only sent to a domain once.

    • If you manage a host crypto module role from a domain group, the user must explicitly select which Domain Access Control Points are to be set. The user either specifies every domain access control point is selected for every crypto module in the group, or only the domain access control points for the domains in the group are selected. This enhancement allows you to manage a 'module-scoped role' from inside a domain group.

  • User-defined CCA and EP11 Domain Control lists: When managing CCA or EP11 Domain Control Points, the user can save the settings to a file which can then later be applied to other domains. This enhancement allows for fast and accurate deployment of new or recovered domains.

  • Increased session key strength: When using the latest version of smart cards on a TKE 7.3 workstation, a 256-bit AES session key will be used for all smart card operations. Refer to the TKE Workstation User's Guide, TKE Version 7.3, SC14-7511, in the Library, Hardware products for servers, TKE workstation section of Resource Link for further information.

    Access Resource Link at:

    www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

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

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

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

Channel subsystem enhancement

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

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

FCP channels support T10-DIF for Linux on System z

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

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

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

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

OSA-Express5S - an Ethernet technology refresh

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

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

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

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

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

Investment protection for Coupling environments

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

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

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

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

Enhancements to Advanced Entry Workload License Charges

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

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

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

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

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

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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



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Product positioning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Model summary matrix

Model PUs Memory(1) I/O Fanouts(2) I/O Drawer(3) PCIe I/O Drawers(4)
H06 1 to 6 8 to 240 GB 4 0 to 1 0 to 2
H13 1 to 13 16 to 496 GB 8 0 to 1 0 to 2

  1. An additional 16 GB of memory is shipped and reserved for HSA. One additional memory channel is dedicated for RAIM. Every fifth DIMM configured is reserved for this purpose.

  2. All models support up to 4 fanouts per CPC drawer.

  3. Carry forward only. A second I/O drawer is offered using an RPQ.

  4. Maximum of three drawers for I/O (I/O drawer, PCIe I/O drawer).

Processor Unit Summary

Listed below are the minimums and maximums of processor units (PUs) that may be purchased permanently. The 26 feature numbers for the CPs are not listed.

Model Total PUs Available for Use CPs Min/Max IFLs ( uIFLs ( ICFs ( zAAPs (#5797) Min/Max zIIPs (#5798) Min/Max Additional SAPs (#5796) Min/Max
H06 06 0 - 06 0 - 06 0 - 05 0 - 06 0 - 04 0 - 04 0 - 02
H13 13 0 - 06 0 - 13 0 - 12 0 - 13 0 - 08 0 - 08 0 - 02

Note: A zBC12 supports a maximum of 26 subcapacity general purpose processors (CPs).

Note: One Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) (#5794) or Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) (#5795) is required for any model if zero CPs are selected.

Note: The total number of PUs purchased can not exceed the total number available for that model.

Note: One CP must be installed with the installation of any unassigned IFL (uIFL) or prior to the installation of any IFLs.

Note: One CP must be installed with the installation of any System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) or prior to the installation of any zAAPs.

Note: One CP must be installed with the installation of any zIIPs or prior to the installation of any zIIPs.

Note: There are zero spares on the H06 model. There are two spares on the H13 model.

Note: There are two SAPs provided as standard.

Customer setup (CSU)

Customer set up is not available on this machine.

Devices supported

Peripheral hardware and device attachments

IBM devices previously attached to zEC12, z196, z114, z10, and z9 servers are supported for attachment to zEnterprise BC12 channels, unless otherwise noted. The subject I/O devices must meet the FICON and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) architectures to be supported. I/O devices that meet OEMI architecture requirements are supported only using an external converter. Prerequisite Engineering Change Levels may be required. For further detail, contact IBM service personnel.

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

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

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

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

Model conversions

    From             To
M/T     Model   M/T    Model         Description
 
2098    E10     2828    H06  (1)    E10  to  H06
2098    E10     2828    H13  (1)    E10  to  H13
 
    From             To
M/T     Model   M/T    Model         Description
 
2818    M05     2828    H06  (1)    M05  to  H06
2818    M05     2828    H13  (1)    M05  to  H13
2818    M10     2828    H06  (1)    M10  to  H06
2818    M10     2828    H13  (1)    M10  to  H13
 
    From             To
M/T     Model   M/T    Model         Description
 
2828    H06     2828    H13  (1)    H06  to  H13
 
    From             To
M/T     Model   M/T    Model         Description
 
2828    H13     2827    H20  (1)    H13  to  H20r
 

Note: (1) Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Feature conversions

The feature conversion list for IBM zEnterprise BC12 is available now in the Library section of Resource Link.

This list can be obtained at Resource Link by accessing the following website:

https://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/lib03011.nsf/pages/
2098to2828featureconversions?OpenDocument

Using the instructions on the Resource Link panels, obtain a user ID and password. Resource Link has been designed for easy access and navigation.
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Technical description
TOC Link Physical specifications TOC Link Operating environment TOC Link Limitations
TOC Link Hardware requirements TOC Link Software requirements


Physical specifications

Dimensions (rounded to the nearest 0.1 inch or 0.1 centimeter):

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

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

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

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

Operating environment

  • Operating temperature and altitude:

    • Minimum temperature = 10 degC (50 degF)

    • Maximum temperature = 35 degC (95 degF) up to 3000 feet, then a derating of 1 degC (1.8 degF) for every 1000 feet above 3000 feet

    • Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet (28 degC (82.4 degC) with derating)

  • Relative humidity: 20 to 80% RH, maximum dewpoint = 21 degC (69.8 degF)

  • Electric power (absolute maximum)
    • H06: 5.5 kW
    • H13: 7.5 kW

    Acoustical category 1B

    • H06: 5.2 bels
    • H13: 7.4 bels

Capacity of exhaust

  • 2100 cubic meters/hr (1235 CFM) normal room
  • 2900 cubic meters/hr (1700 CFM)

Ambient > 28 degC or altitude > 3000 feet

Acoustical noise level (nominal conditions):

Principal Configuration: Model H06

  • Declared A-Weighted Sound Power Level, LWAd(B) = 7.3
  • Declared A-Weighted Sound Pressure Level, LpAm(dB) = 55

Maximum Configuration: Model H13

  • Declared A-Weighted Sound Power Level, LWAd(B) = 7.5
  • Declared A-Weighted Sound Pressure Level, LpAm(dB) = 57

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

Homologation

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

Limitations

Not applicable.

Hardware requirements

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

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

HMC support

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

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

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

              Machine       Firmware         SE
 Family        Type          Driver        Version
-------       -------       --------       -------
 zBC12         2828            15          2.12.1
 zEC12         2827            15          2.12.1
 z196          2817            93 MCL      2.11.1
 z114          2818            93 MCL      2.11.1
 

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

              Machine       Firmware         SE
 Family        Type          Driver        Version
-------       -------       --------       -------
 zBC12         2828            15          2.12.1
 zEC12         2827            15          2.12.1
 

Machine Change Levels (MCLs) may be required.

Descriptions of the MCLs are available now on Resource Link.

Access Resource Link at:

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

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

Peripheral hardware and device attachments

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

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

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

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

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

Software requirements

IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with required maintenance (1).
  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with required maintenance (2).

    After September 30, 2013, an extended support contract for z/OS V1.10 will be required. Contact your IBM representative for details.

  • z/VM V6.3 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V5.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V4.3 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1.
  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES): SLES 11 and SLES 10.
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL): RHEL 6 and RHEL 5.

For z/OS:

  1. z/OS V1.11 supports zBC12. However, z/OS V1.11 support was withdrawn September 30, 2012. With the z/OS Lifecycle Extension (5657-A01), z/OS V1.11 supports the zBC12. Speak with your IBM representative for details. No exploitation of new zBC12 functions is available with z/OS V1.11. Certain functions and features of the zBC12 require later releases of z/OS. For the complete list of software support, see the PSP buckets and the Software requirements listed.

  2. z/OS V1.10 supports zBC12. However, z/OS V1.10 support was withdrawn September 30, 2011. With the z/OS Lifecycle Extension (5656-A01), z/OS V1.10 supports the zBC12. Speak with your IBM representative for details. No exploitation of new zBC12 functions is available with z/OS V1.10. Certain functions and features of the zBC12 require later releases of z/OS. For the complete list of software support, see the PSP buckets and the Software requirements listed. After September 30, 2013, an extended support contract for z/OS V1.10 will be required. Contact your IBM representative for details.

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

  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.3 with PTFs.

Exploitation of 2 GB pages requires at a minimum:

IBM zAware (#0011) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.1.

  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs.

    Note: z/OS V1.13 LPARs on prior server generations (for example, z196, z114, or z10) can provide data to the IBM zAware LPAR if PTFs are installed and the LPAR is configured to exploit IBM zAware.

Flash Express (#0402) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.1.

  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs and the z/OS V1.13 RSM Enablement Offering Web deliverable installed. The web deliverable is available at:
    http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/downloads/

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 SP3.
    • RHEL 6.4.

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

  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs and the zEDC for z/OS feature.
  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs (software decompression support only).
  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs (software decompression support only).

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

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

  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs (compatibility support only).

  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs (compatibility support only).

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to include support in future Linux on System z distribution releases.

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

  • z/OS V2.1 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13-z/OS V2R1 Web deliverable (FMID HCR77A1).
  • z/OS V1.13 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13-z/OS V2R1 Web deliverable (FMID HCR77A1).
  • z/VM V6.3 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.2 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

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

  • z/OS V2.1 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13-z/OS V2R1 Web deliverable (FMID HCR77A1).
  • z/OS V1.13 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13-z/OS V2R1 Web deliverable (FMID HCR77A1).
  • z/VM V6.3 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

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

  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R12-V1R13 Web deliverable (FMID HCR77A0).
  • z/OS V1.12 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R12-V1R13 Web deliverable (FMID HCR77A0).
  • z/VM 6.3 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM 5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

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

  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with either the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R9-V1R11 web deliverable (FMID HCR7770) and PTFs; or the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R10-V1R12 web deliverable (FMID HCR7780) and PTFs; or the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R11-V1R13 web deliverable (FMID HCR7790) and PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with either the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R9-V1R11 web deliverable (FMID HCR7770) and PTFs or the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R10-V1R12 web deliverable (FMID HCR7780) and PTFs.

  • z/VM V6.3 for guest exploitation.

  • z/VM 5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

  • z/VSE V5.1 with PTFs.

  • Linux on System z distributions:

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

  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

  • z/VM V6.3 for guest exploitation.

  • z/VM 5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

  • z/VSE 5.1 with PTFs.

  • z/VSE 4.3 with PTFs.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 SP1 (maintenance update).
    • SLES 10 SP4 (maintenance update).
    • RHEL 6.2.
    • RHEL 5.8.

    For secure-key cryptography with Linux on System z, CCA 4.2 is available. For details refer to:

    http://www.ibm.com/security/cryptocards/pciecc/orders oftware.shtml

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

  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

  • z/VM V5.4.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 and SLES 10.
    • RHEL 6 and RHEL 5.

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

  • z/VM 6.2 for guest exploitation.

  • z/VM 5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES11 SP2 (DIF and DIX).
    • RHEL 6.4 (DIF only).

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

  • z/OS V2.1.

  • z/OS V1.13.

  • z/OS V1.12.

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

  • z/VM V5.4.

  • z/VSE V5.1.

  • z/VSE V4.3.

  • z/TPF V1.1.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 and SLES 10.
    • RHEL 6 and RHEL 5.

GRS FICON CTC toleration requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS 1.11 with PTFs (1).
  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS 1.10 with PTFs (2).

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

  • z/OS V2.1.

  • z/OS V1.13.

  • z/OS V1.12.

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

  • z/VM V6.3 for guest exploitation.

  • z/VM 6.2 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 SP1.
    • RHEL 6.

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

  • z/OS V2.1.

  • z/OS V1.13.

  • z/OS V1.12.

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

  • z/VM V6.3 for guest exploitation.

  • z/VM V6.2 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 SP2.
    • RHEL 6.1.

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

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs.

  • z/VSE V5.1.

  • z/VSE V4.3.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 and SLES 10.
    • RHEL 6 and RHEL 5.

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

  • z/VM V6.3 for guest exploitation.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 SP3.
    • RHEL 6.4.

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

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of two ports per CHPID:

  • z/OS V2.1.

  • z/OS V1.13.

  • z/OS V1.12.

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

  • z/VM V6.3.

  • z/VM V6.2 with PTFs.

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs.

  • z/VSE V5.1.

  • z/VSE V4.3.

  • z/TPF V1.1 PUT 5.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 and SLES 10 SP2.
    • RHEL 6 and RHEL 5.2.

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

  • z/OS V2.1.

  • z/OS V1.13.

  • z/OS V1.12.

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

  • z/VM V6.3.

  • z/VM V6.2 with PTFs.

  • z/VM V5.4.

  • z/VSE V5.1.

  • z/VSE V4.3.

  • z/TPF V1.1 PUT 5.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 and SLES 10.
    • RHEL 6 and RHEL 5.

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

CHPID type OSD:

  • z/OS V2.1.

  • z/OS V1.13.

  • z/OS V1.12.

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

  • z/VM V6.3.

  • z/VM V6.2 with PTFs.

  • z/VM V5.4.

  • z/VSE V5.1.

  • z/VSE V4.3.

  • z/TPF V1.1 PUT 5.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 and SLES 10.
    • RHEL 6 and RHEL 5.

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

  • z/OS V2.1.

  • z/OS V1.13.

  • z/OS V1.12.

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

  • z/VM V6.3 to define, modify, and delete OSX CHPID types when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.

  • z/VM 6.2 with PTFs.

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs to define, modify, and delete OSX CHPID types when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.

  • z/VSE V5.1.

  • z/TPF V1.1 PUT 8.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 SP1 (maintenance update) and SLES 10 SP4.
    • RHEL 6 and RHEL 5.6.

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

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

  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13.
  • z/OS V1.12.
  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).
  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).
  • z/VM V5.4.
  • z/VSE V5.1.
  • z/VSE V4.3.

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

  • z/OS V2.1.

  • z/OS V1.13.

  • z/OS V1.12.

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

  • z/VM V6.3.

  • z/VM V6.2 with PTFs.

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs.

  • z/VSE V5.1.

  • z/VSE V4.3.

  • z/TPF V1.1 PUT 5.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 and SLES 10 SP2.
    • RHEL 6 and RHEL 5.2.

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

  • z/OS V2.1.

  • z/OS V1.13.

  • z/OS V1.12.

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

  • z/VM V6.3.

  • z/VM V6.2 with PTFs.

  • z/VM V5.4.

  • z/VSE V5.1.

  • z/VSE V4.3.

  • z/TPF V1.1 PUT 5.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 and SLES 10.
    • RHEL 6 and RHEL 5.

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

  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13.
  • z/OS V1.12.
  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).
  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).
  • z/VM V5.4.
  • z/VSE V5.1.
  • z/VSE V4.3.

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

  • z/OS V2.1.

  • z/OS V1.13.

  • z/OS V1.12.

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

  • z/VM V6.3 to define, modify, and delete OSX CHPID types when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.

  • z/VM 6.2.

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs to define, modify, and delete CHPID type OSM when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 SP2 and SLES 10 SP4 (maintenance update).
    • RHEL 6 and RHEL 5.2.

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

  • z/OS V2.1.

  • z/OS V1.13.

  • z/OS V1.12.

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

  • z/VM V5.4.

  • z/VSE V5.1.

  • z/VSE V4.3.

  • z/TPF V1.1.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 and SLES 10.
    • RHEL 6 and RHEL 5.

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

  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/OS V1.13.
  • z/OS V1.12.
  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).
  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

Exploitation of CFCC Level 19 requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.3 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.2 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

CFCC Level 19 Coupling Thin Interrupts requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.

Runtime Instrumentation requires at a minimum:

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 SP3.
    • RHEL 6.4.

Transactional Execution requires at a minimum:

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 SP3.
    • RHEL 6.4.

Java exploitation of Transactional Execution requires at a minimum:

  • IBM 31-bit and 64-bit SDK7 for z/OS Java Technology Edition, Version 7 SR3 (5655-W43 and 5655-W44)

  • IBM Java 7 SR3 with Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 SP3.
    • RHEL 6.4.

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

  • z/OS V2.1 with the XL C/C++ feature.
  • z/OS V1.13 with the XL C/C++ feature and PTFs.

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

  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs. z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).
  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).
  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs.

CPU Measurement Facility requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.1.

  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs

  • z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 with PTFs (1).

  • z/OS V1.10 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 with PTFs (2).

  • z/VM V6.3.

  • z/VM V6.2 with PTFs.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • SLES 11 SP3.
    • RHEL 6.4.

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Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Link

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

www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

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

HMC and SE documentation

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

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

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COLOR: A specify code is not required.

VOLTAGE: A specify code for line cord feature codes is required and will be provided by the configurator based on the country code of the order.

LANGUAGE: A specify code for language is required and will be provided by the configurator based on the country code of the order.

Features - Chargeable

                                Machine
Description                     Type     Model  Feature
-----------------------------   -------  -----  -------
IBM zEnterprise BC12            2828      H06
                                          H13
 
MTU 1 - D                                       0001
MTU 100 - D                                     0002
MTU 1 - V                                       0003
MTU 100 - V                                     0004
GTU 1 - D                                       0005
GTU 100 - D                                     0006
GTU 1 - V                                       0007
GTU 100 - V                                     0008
GTU 1000 - D                                    0009
GTU 1000 - V                                    0010
 
HMC                                             0092
I/O Cage ISC-D Airflow                          0113
I/O Cage Full Card Airflow                      0114
1 CPE Capacity Unit                             0116
100 CPE Capacity Unit                           0117
10000 CPE Capacity Unit                         0118
1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL                         0119
100 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL                       0120
1 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF                         0121
100 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF                       0122
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP                        0123
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP                      0124
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP                        0125
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP                      0126
1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP                         0127
100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP                       0128
Fanout Airflow                                  0165
PCIe Fanout                                     0169
HCA3-O LR fanout for 1x IFB                     0170
HCA3-O fanout for 12x IFB                       0171
 
Manage FW Suite                                 0019
Automate FW Suite                               0020
Ensemble membership                             0025
zBX Detach                                      0030
zBX Attach                                      0031
Automate FW IFL                                 0060
Manage FW DP                                    0064
Manage FW Pwr Blade                             0065
Manage FW IBM System x Bl                       0066
Automate FW DP                                  0067
Automate FW Pwr Blade                           0068
Automate FW IBM System x Bl                     0069
 
IBM zAware                                      0011
IBM zAware CP 2pack                             0138
IBM zAware CP 4pack                             0140
IBM zAware CP 6pack                             0142
IBM zAware CP 10pack                            0150
IBM zAware DR CP 2pack                          0139
IBM zAware DR CP 4pack                          0141
IBM zAware DR CP 6pack                          0143
IBM zAware DR CP 10pack                         0151
 
PCIe Interconnect Card                          0400
Flash Express                                   0402
FICON Express8S 10Km LX                         0409
FICON Express8S SX                              0410
10GbE RoCE Express                              0411
OSA-Express5S GbE LX                            0413
OSA-Express5S GbE SX                            0414
OSA-Express5S 10 GbE LR                         0415
OSA-Express5S 10 GbE SR                         0416
OSA-Express5S 1000BASE-T                        0417
zEDC Express                                    0420
 
Month Indicator                                 0660
Day Indicator                                   0661
Hour Indicator                                  0662
Minute Indicator                                0663
 
TKE workstation                                 0842
TKE 7.3 LIC                                     0872
Crypto Express4S                                0865
Addl smart cards                                0884
TKE Smart Card Reader                           0885
 
UID Label for DoD                               0998
STP Enablement                                  1021
EMEA Special Operations                         1022
 
4 GB Mem DIMM(10/feat)                          1600
8 GB Mem DIMM(10/feat)                          1601
16 GB Mem DIMM(10/feat)                         1603
32 GB Mem DIMM(10/feat)                         1609
 
LICCC Ship Via Net Ind                          1750
8GB Memory Capacity Incr                        1903
8GB FTR Converted memory                        1904
Preplanned memory                               1993
 
16 GB Memory                                    3610
24 GB Memory                                    3611
32 GB Memory                                    3612
40 GB Memory                                    3613
48 GB Memory                                    3614
56 GB Memory                                    3615
64 GB Memory                                    3616
72 GB Memory                                    3617
80 GB Memory                                    3618
88 GB Memory                                    3619
96 GB Memory                                    3620
104 GB Memory                                   3621
112 GB Memory                                   3622
144 GB Memory                                   3628
176 GB Memory                                   3629
208 GB Memory                                   3630
240 GB Memory                                   3631
 
US English                                      2924
France                                          2928
German                                          2929
Spanish - Non Spain                             2930
Spain                                           2931
Italian                                         2932
Canadian French                                 2935
Portuguese                                      2978
Brazilian Portuguese                            2979
UK English                                      2980
Norwegian                                       2983
Sweden Finland                                  2987
Netherlands                                     2988
Belgian French                                  2989
Denmark                                         2993
Swiss French & German                           2997
Luxembourg-Belgium ordered                      5560
Iceland-Ordered in Denmark                      5561
China-Ordered in Hong Kong                      5562
 
Flat Panel Display                              6096
 
Balanced Power Plan Ahead                       3003
BPR Pair Air Model                              3004
BPD Pair Air Model                              3008
Internal Battery IBF-E                          3213
 
Universal Lift Tool/Ladder                      3759
Serv Docs Optional Print                        0033
CPACF Enablement                                3863
PCIe I/O Drawer                                 4009
 
Top Exit w/Power                                7901
FQC Bracket & Mounting Hdw                      7907
LC Duplex 6.6ft Harnesses                       7909
LC Duplex 8.5ft Harnesses                       7911
Top Exit Cabling                                7920
Side Covers                                     7921
Non Raised Floor Support                        7998
3-in-1 Bolt Down Kit                            8016
Bolt Down Kit NRF                               8017
 
14ft 380-520V DC cut cord                       8964
14ft HiLoV 3Ph cut TE                           8970
14ft HiLoV 1Ph cut TE                           8972
14ft 380-520V DC cut TE                         8974
14ft HiLoV 3Ph cut cord                         8988
14ft HiLoV 1Ph cut cord                         8991
14ft HiV 3Ph cut line LSZH                      8998
Multi Order Ship Flag                           9000
Multi Order Rec Only-NB                         9001
Multi Order Rec Only-MES                        9002
RPO Action Flag                                 9003
Downgraded PUs Per Request                      9004
On/Off CoD Act IFL Day                          9888
On/Off CoD Act ICF Day                          9889
On/Off CoD Act zAAP Day                         9893
On/Off CoD authorization                        9896
On/Off CoD Act Cap CP Day                       9897
Perm upgr authorization                         9898
CIU Activation (Flag)                           9899
On Line CoD Buying (Flag)                       9900
On/Off CoD Act zIIP Day                         9908
On/Off CoD Act SAP Day                          9909
CBU authorization                               9910
CPE authorization                               9912
OPO sales authorization                         9913
1 MSU day                                       9917
100 MSU days                                    9918
10000 MSU days                                  9919
1 IFL day                                       9920
100 IFL days                                    9921
1 ICF day                                       9922
100 ICF days                                    9923
1 zIIP day                                      9924
100 zIIP days                                   9925
1 zAAP day                                      9926
100 zAAP days                                   9927
1 SAP day                                       9928
100 SAP days                                    9929
 
Site Tool Kit                                   9969
Height Reduce Ship                              9975
Height Reduce for Return                        9976
 
CP-A                                            5765
CP-B                                            5766
CP-C                                            5768
CP-D                                            5769
CP-E                                            5770
CP-F                                            5771
CP-G                                            5772
CP-H                                            5773
CP-I                                            5774
CP-J                                            5775
CP-K                                            5776
CP-L                                            5777
CP-M                                            5778
CP-N                                            5779
CP-O                                            5780
CP-P                                            5781
CP-Q                                            5782
CP-R                                            5783
CP-S                                            5784
CP-T                                            5785
CP-U                                            5786
CP-V                                            5787
CP-W                                            5788
CP-X                                            5789
CP-Y                                            5790
CP-Z                                            5791
IFL                                             5794
ICF                                             5795
SAP (optional)                                  5796
zAAP                                            5797
zIIP                                            5798
Unassigned IFL                                  5799
 
Additional CBU Test                             6805
Total CBU Years Ordered                         6817
CBU Records Ordered                             6818
Single CBU CP-Year                              6820
25 CBU CP-Year                                  6821
Single CBU IFL-Year                             6822
25 CBU IFL-Year                                 6823
Single CBU ICF-Year                             6824
25 CBU ICF-Year                                 6825
Single CBU zAAP-Year                            6826
25 CBU zAAP-Year                                6827
Single CBU zIIP-Year                            6828
25 CBU zIIP-Year                                6829
Single CBU SAP-Year                             6830
25 CBU SAP-Year                                 6831
CBU Replenishment                               6832
Capacity for Planned Event                      6833
OPO Sales Flag                                  6835
OPO Sales Flag Alteration                       6836
 
0-Way Processor A00                             5905
1-Way Processor A01                             5906
1-Way Processor B01                             5907
1-Way Processor C01                             5908
1-Way Processor D01                             5909
1-Way Processor E01                             5910
1-Way Processor F01                             5911
1-Way Processor G01                             5912
1-Way Processor H01                             5913
1-Way Processor I01                             5914
1-Way Processor J01                             5915
1-Way Processor K01                             5916
1-Way Processor L01                             5917
1-Way Processor M01                             5918
1-Way Processor N01                             5920
1-Way Processor O01                             5921
1-Way Processor P01                             5922
1-Way Processor Q01                             5923
1-Way Processor R01                             5924
1-Way Processor S01                             5925
1-Way Processor T01                             5926
1-Way Processor U01                             5927
1-Way Processor V01                             5928
1-Way Processor W01                             5929
1-Way Processor X01                             5930
1-Way Processor Y01                             5931
1-Way Processor Z01                             5932
 
2-Way Processor A02                             5933
2-Way Processor B02                             5934
2-Way Processor C02                             5935
2-Way Processor D02                             5936
2-Way Processor E02                             5937
2-Way Processor F02                             5938
2-Way Processor G02                             5939
2-Way Processor H02                             5940
2-Way Processor I02                             5941
2-Way Processor J02                             5942
2-Way Processor K02                             5943
2-Way Processor L02                             5944
2-Way Processor M02                             5945
2-Way Processor N02                             5946
2-Way Processor O02                             5947
2-Way Processor P02                             5948
2-Way Processor Q02                             5949
2-Way Processor R02                             5950
2-Way Processor S02                             5951
2-Way Processor T02                             5952
2-Way Processor U02                             5953
2-Way Processor V02                             5954
2-Way Processor W02                             5955
2-Way Processor X02                             5956
2-Way Processor Y02                             5957
2-Way Processor Z02                             5958
 
3-Way Processor A03                             5959
3-Way Processor B03                             5960
3-Way Processor C03                             5961
3-Way Processor D03                             5962
3-Way Processor E03                             5963
3-Way Processor F03                             5964
3-Way Processor G03                             5965
3-Way Processor H03                             5966
3-Way Processor I03                             5967
3-Way Processor J03                             5968
3-Way Processor K03                             5969
3-Way Processor L03                             5970
3-Way Processor M03                             5971
3-Way Processor N03                             5972
3-Way Processor O03                             5973
3-Way Processor P03                             5974
3-Way Processor Q03                             5975
3-Way Processor R03                             5976
3-Way Processor S03                             5977
3-Way Processor T03                             5978
3-Way Processor U03                             5979
3-Way Processor V03                             5980
3-Way Processor W03                             5981
3-Way Processor X03                             5982
3-Way Processor Y03                             5983
3-Way Processor Z03                             5984
 
4-Way Processor A04                             5985
4-Way Processor B04                             5986
4-Way Processor C04                             5987
4-Way Processor D04                             5988
4-Way Processor E04                             5989
4-Way Processor F04                             5990
4-Way Processor G04                             5991
4-Way Processor H04                             5992
4-Way Processor I04                             5993
4-Way Processor J04                             5994
4-Way Processor K04                             5995
4-Way Processor L04                             5996
4-Way Processor M04                             5997
4-Way Processor N04                             5998
4-Way Processor O04                             5999
4-Way Processor P04                             6000
4-Way Processor Q04                             6001
4-Way Processor R04                             6002
4-Way Processor S04                             6003
4-Way Processor T04                             6004
4-Way Processor U04                             6005
4-Way Processor V04                             6006
4-Way Processor W04                             6007
4-Way Processor X04                             6008
4-Way Processor Y04                             6009
4-Way Processor Z04                             6010
 
5-Way Processor A05                             6011
5-Way Processor B05                             6012
5-Way Processor C05                             6013
5-Way Processor D05                             6014
5-Way Processor E05                             6015
5-Way Processor F05                             6016
5-Way Processor G05                             6017
5-Way Processor H05                             6018
5-Way Processor I05                             6019
5-Way Processor J05                             6020
5-Way Processor K05                             6021
5-Way Processor L05                             6022
5-Way Processor M05                             6023
5-Way Processor N05                             6024
5-Way Processor O05                             6025
5-Way Processor P05                             6026
5-Way Processor Q05                             6027
5-Way Processor R05                             6028
5-Way Processor S05                             6029
5-Way Processor T05                             6030
5-Way Processor U05                             6031
5-Way Processor V05                             6032
5-Way Processor W05                             6033
5-Way Processor X05                             6034
5-Way Processor Y05                             6035
5-Way Processor Z05                             6036
 
6-Way Processor A06                             6037
6-Way Processor B06                             6038
6-Way Processor C06                             6039
6-Way Processor D06                             6040
6-Way Processor E06                             6041
6-Way Processor F06                             6042
6-Way Processor G06                             6043
6-Way Processor H06                             6044
6-Way Processor I06                             6045
6-Way Processor J06                             6046
6-Way Processor K06                             6047
6-Way Processor L06                             6048
6-Way Processor M06                             6049
6-Way Processor N06                             6050
6-Way Processor O06                             6051
6-Way Processor P06                             6052
6-Way Processor Q06                             6053
6-Way Processor R06                             6054
6-Way Processor S06                             6055
6-Way Processor T06                             6056
6-Way Processor U06                             6057
6-Way Processor V06                             6058
6-Way Processor W06                             6059
6-Way Processor X06                             6060
6-Way Processor Y06                             6061
6-Way Processor Z06                             6062
 
A00 Capacity Marker                             9069
A01 Capacity Marker                             9070
B01 Capacity Marker                             9071
C01 Capacity Marker                             9072
D01 Capacity Marker                             9073
E01 Capacity Marker                             9074
F01 Capacity Marker                             9075
G01 Capacity Marker                             9076
H01 Capacity Marker                             9077
I01 Capacity Marker                             9078
J01 Capacity Marker                             9079
K01 Capacity Marker                             9080
L01 Capacity Marker                             9081
M01 Capacity Marker                             9082
N01 Capacity Marker                             9083
O01 Capacity Marker                             9084
P01 Capacity Marker                             9085
Q01 Capacity Marker                             9086
R01 Capacity Marker                             9087
S01 Capacity Marker                             9088
T01 Capacity Marker                             9089
U01 Capacity Marker                             9090
V01 Capacity Marker                             9091
W01 Capacity Marker                             9092
X01 Capacity Marker                             9093
Y01 Capacity Marker                             9094
Z01 Capacity Marker                             9095
 
A02 Capacity Marker                             9096
B02 Capacity Marker                             9097
C02 Capacity Marker                             9098
D02 Capacity Marker                             9099
E02 Capacity Marker                             9100
F02 Capacity Marker                             9101
G02 Capacity Marker                             9102
H02 Capacity Marker                             9103
I02 Capacity Marker                             9104
J02 Capacity Marker                             9105
K02 Capacity Marker                             9106
L02 Capacity Marker                             9107
M02 Capacity Marker                             9108
N02 Capacity Marker                             9109
O02 Capacity Marker                             9110
P02 Capacity Marker                             9111
Q02 Capacity Marker                             9112
R02 Capacity Marker                             9113
S02 Capacity Marker                             9114
T02 Capacity Marker                             9116
U02 Capacity Marker                             9117
V02 Capacity Marker                             9118
W02 Capacity Marker                             9119
X02 Capacity Marker                             9120
Y02 Capacity Marker                             9121
Z02 Capacity Marker                             9122
 
A03 Capacity Marker                             9123
B03 Capacity Marker                             9124
C03 Capacity Marker                             9125
D03 Capacity Marker                             9126
E03 Capacity Marker                             9127
F03 Capacity Marker                             9128
G03 Capacity Marker                             9129
H03 Capacity Marker                             9130
I03 Capacity Marker                             9131
J03 Capacity Marker                             9132
K03 Capacity Marker                             9133
L03 Capacity Marker                             9134
M03 Capacity Marker                             9135
N03 Capacity Marker                             9136
O03 Capacity Marker                             9137
P03 Capacity Marker                             9138
Q03 Capacity Marker                             9139
R03 Capacity Marker                             9140
S03 Capacity Marker                             9141
T03 Capacity Marker                             9142
U03 Capacity Marker                             9143
V03 Capacity Marker                             9144
W03 Capacity Marker                             9145
X03 Capacity Marker                             9146
Y03 Capacity Marker                             9147
Z03 Capacity Marker                             9148
 
A04 Capacity Marker                             9149
B04 Capacity Marker                             9150
C04 Capacity Marker                             9151
D04 Capacity Marker                             9152
E04 Capacity Marker                             9153
F04 Capacity Marker                             9154
G04 Capacity Marker                             9155
H04 Capacity Marker                             9156
I04 Capacity Marker                             9157
J04 Capacity Marker                             9158
K04 Capacity Marker                             9159
L04 Capacity Marker                             9160
M04 Capacity Marker                             9161
N04 Capacity Marker                             9162
O04 Capacity Marker                             9163
P04 Capacity Marker                             9164
Q04 Capacity Marker                             9165
R04 Capacity Marker                             9166
S04 Capacity Marker                             9167
T04 Capacity Marker                             9168
U04 Capacity Marker                             9169
V04 Capacity Marker                             9170
W04 Capacity Marker                             9171
X04 Capacity Marker                             9172
Y04 Capacity Marker                             9173
Z04 Capacity Marker                             9174
 
A05 Capacity Marker                             9175
B05 Capacity Marker                             9176
C05 Capacity Marker                             9177
D05 Capacity Marker                             9178
E05 Capacity Marker                             9179
F05 Capacity Marker                             9180
G05 Capacity Marker                             9181
H05 Capacity Marker                             9182
I05 Capacity Marker                             9183
J05 Capacity Marker                             9184
K05 Capacity Marker                             9185
L05 Capacity Marker                             9186
M05 Capacity Marker                             9187
N05 Capacity Marker                             9188
O05 Capacity Marker                             9189
P05 Capacity Marker                             9190
Q05 Capacity Marker                             9191
R05 Capacity Marker                             9192
S05 Capacity Marker                             9193
T05 Capacity Marker                             9194
U05 Capacity Marker                             9195
V05 Capacity Marker                             9196
W05 Capacity Marker                             9197
X05 Capacity Marker                             9198
Y05 Capacity Marker                             9199
Z05 Capacity Marker                             9200
 
A06 Capacity Marker                             9201
B06 Capacity Marker                             9202
C06 Capacity Marker                             9203
D06 Capacity Marker                             9204
E06 Capacity Marker                             9205
F06 Capacity Marker                             9206
G06 Capacity Marker                             9207
H06 Capacity Marker                             9208
I06 Capacity Marker                             9209
J06 Capacity Marker                             9210
K06 Capacity Marker                             9211
L06 Capacity Marker                             9212
M06 Capacity Marker                             9213
N06 Capacity Marker                             9214
O06 Capacity Marker                             9215
P06 Capacity Marker                             9216
Q06 Capacity Marker                             9217
R06 Capacity Marker                             9218
S06 Capacity Marker                             9219
T06 Capacity Marker                             9220
U06 Capacity Marker                             9221
V06 Capacity Marker                             9222
W06 Capacity Marker                             9223
X06 Capacity Marker                             9224
Y06 Capacity Marker                             9225
Z06 Capacity Marker                             9226
 
                                Machine
Description                     Type     Model  Feature
-----------------------------   -------  -----  -------
IBM zEnterprise BC12            2828      H06
Model H06                                       1147
8 GB Memory                                     3609
 
IBM zEnterprise BC12            2828      H13
Model H13                                       1148
272 GB Memory                                   3632
304 GB Memory                                   3633
336 GB Memory                                   3634
368 GB Memory                                   3635
400 GB Memory                                   3636
432 GB Memory                                   3637
464 GB Memory                                   3638
496 GB Memory                                   3639
 

Features that may carry forward on an upgrade:

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

                                Machine
Description                     Type     Model  Feature
-----------------------------   -------  -----  -------
IBM zEnterprise BC12            2828      H06
                                          H13
Ethernet switch                                 0070
HMC                                             0091
HCA2-C Fanout                                   0162
HCA2-O fanout for 12x IFB                       0163
HCA2-O LR fanout                                0168
ISC-Mother Card                                 0217
ISC-Daughter Card                               0218
ISC-3 link on F/C 0218                          0219
IFB-MP Daughter Card                            0326
STI-A8 Mother Card                              0327
 
OSA-Express4S 1 GbE LX                          0404
OSA-Express4S 1 GbE SX                          0405
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE LR                         0406
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE SR                         0407
TKE workstation                                 0841
Crypto Express3                                 0864
Crypto Express3-1P                              0871
 
FICON Express4 - 2C SX                          3318
FICON Express4 10KM LX                          3321
FICON Express4 SX                               3322
FICON Express8 10KM LX                          3325
FICON Express8 SX                               3326
OSA-Express3 GbE LX                             3362
OSA-Express3 GbE SX                             3363
OSA-Express3 1000BASET-EN                       3367
OSA-Express3-2P1000BASETEN                      3369
OSA-Express3 10 GbE LR                          3370
OSA-Express3 10 GbE SR                          3371
OSA-Express3-2P GbE SX                          3373
I/O Drawer                                      4000
 
 
14ft HiV 1Ph cut LSZH                           8999
 

Notes:

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

Feature descriptions

(#0011) IBM zAware

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2017)

Designates installation of IBM zAware. Multiple instances of the IBM zAware partition can be activated on a single zBC12.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0019) Manage Firmware Suite

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

This feature is used to enable the base set of tiered function associated with IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager). The Manage Firmware Suite includes core operational controls, installation and configuration management, energy monitoring, hypervisor management, intranode management network (INMN) and intraensemble data network (IEDN) management, as well as virtual server lifecycle management. The Manage Firmware Suite is included in the base zBC12 firmware at no charge for CPs, IFLs, and zIIPs. There is a charge for blades. One of the two tiered suites of functionality for the zManager must be ordered. These suites are cumulative. The Manage Firmware Suite (#0019) is the base firmware suite. If the next level suite, Automate Firmware Suite (#0020), is ordered, the Manage Firmware Suite (#0019) is automatically included.

  • Minimum: None or one if using zManager.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Either #0019 or #0020 must be ordered. If the Automate Firmware Suite (#0020) is ordered, the Manage Firmware Suite (#0019) is automatically included.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.

(#0020) Automate Firmware Suite

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

This feature is used to enable the Automate suite of functionality associated with zManager. The Automate suite includes representation of resources in a workload context, goal-oriented monitoring and management of resources as well as energy management. The Automate suite is included in the base zBC12 firmware at no charge for CPs, zIIPs, zAAPs, and DataPower blades. There is a charge for IFLs as well as Power and System x blades. One of the two tiered suites of functionality for zManager must be ordered. These suites are cumulative. Manage Firmware Suite (#0019) is the base suite. If the next level suite, Automate Firmware Suite (#0020), is ordered, the Manage Firmware Suite (#0019) is automatically included.

  • Minimum: None or one if using zManager.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Either #0019 or #0020 must be ordered. If the Automate Firmware Suite (#0020) is ordered, the Manage Firmware Suite (#0019) is automatically included.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.

(#0025) Ensemble membership

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

This feature ships the appropriate cabling for connectivity to the intranode management network (INMN).

Ensemble membership requires that the zBC12 have two OSA-Express3 or OSA-Express5S 1000BASE-T Ethernet features defined as CHPID type OSM for connectivity to the intranode management network (INMN). Communication across the INMN is exclusively for the purpose of enabling the zManager of the Hardware Management Console (HMC) to perform its various management disciplines (such as performance management, network virtualization management, energy management)

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Two OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet features are required, for primary and backup connectivity (OSA-Express3 #3367, #3369, or OSA-Express5S #0417).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: Two 3.2 meter (10.5 feet) Category 6 copper cables with RJ-45 connectors on each end are provided. Installation is performed by service personnel.

(#0060) Automate Firmware IFL

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature representing a CPC entitlement record for an IFL on a system which operates in Automate Firmware Suite mode.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 13.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0064) Manage Firmware DataPower

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature representing a CPC entitlement record for a DataPower Blade on a system which operates in Manage Firmware Suite or Automate/Advance Management Firmware Suite mode.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 28.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0065) Manage Firmware Power Blade

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature representing a CPC entitlement record for a Power Blade on a system which operates in Manage Firmware Suite or Automate/Advance Management Firmware Suite mode.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 112.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0066) Manage Firmware System x Blade

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature representing a CPC entitlement record for a System x Blade on a system which operates in Manage Firmware Suite or Automate/Advance Management Firmware Suite mode.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 56.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0067) Automate Firmware DataPower

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature representing a CPC entitlement record for a DataPower Blade on a system which operates in Automate/Advance Management Firmware Suite mode.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 28.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites:
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0068) Automate Firmware Power Blade

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature representing a CPC entitlement record for a Power Blade on a system which operates in Automate Firmware Suite mode.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 112.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0069) Automate Firmware IBM System x Blade

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature representing a CPC entitlement record for a System x Blade on a system which operates in Automate Firmware Suite mode.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 56.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0092) Hardware Management Console (HMC)

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The HMC is a workstation designed to provide a single point of control and single system image for managing local or remote hardware elements. Connectivity is supplied using an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) devoted exclusively to accessing the supported local and remote servers. The HMC is designed to support, exclusively, the HMC application. The HMC is supplied with two Ethernet ports capable of operating at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps. It can act as a primary or alternate HMC.

  • Minimum: In an ensemble, Two; otherwise None.
  • Maximum: Ten (10).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The HMC is for the exclusive use of the HMC application. Customer applications cannot reside on the HMC. TCP/IP is the only supported communication protocol. The HMC supports zBC12. It can also be used to support zEC12, z196, z114, z10 EC, z10 BC, z9 EC, z9 BC, z990, z890, z900, and z800 servers. They must be upgraded to a new AROM level.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: Two cables are shipped with the HMC. The Ethernet cables are Category 5e Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) with an RJ-45 connector on each end.

(#0116) 1 CPE Capacity Unit

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Multiplied by the number of CPE Capacity Units divided by 100 purchased in a given Capacity for Planned Event record.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) (#6833)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0117) 100 CPE Capacity Unit

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

The number of CPE Capacity Units purchased in a given pre-paid Capacity for Planned Event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: 1 CPE Capacity Unit (#0116)
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) (#6833)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0118) 10000 CPE Capacity Unit

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

The number of CPE Capacity Units purchased in a given pre-paid Capacity for Planned Event record divided by 10,000.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250
  • Prerequisites: 100 CPE Capacity Unit (#0117)
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) (#6833)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0119) 1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Multiplied by the number of temporary Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) (#6833)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0120) 100 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

The number of temporary Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: 1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL (#0119)
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) (#6833)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0121) 1 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Multiplied by the number of temporary Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) (#6833)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0122) 100 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

The number of temporary Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: 1 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF (#0121).
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) (#6833)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0123) 1 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Multiplied by the number of temporary System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) (#6833)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0124) 100 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

The number of temporary System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: 1 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP (#0123)
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) (#6833)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0125) 1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Multiplied by the number of temporary System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) (#6833)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0126) 100 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

The number of temporary System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: 1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP (#0125).
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) (#6833).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0127) 1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Multiplied by the number of temporary System Assist Processor (SAP) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) (#6833).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0128) 100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

The number of temporary System Assist Processor (SAP) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: 1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP (#0127).
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) (#6833).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0138) IBM zAware CP 2pack

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2017)

Represents the quantity of client/host IBM zAware CP 2-packs.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: IBM zAware (#0011).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0139) IBM zAware DR CP 2pack

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2017)

Represents the quantity of client/host IBM zAware CP 2-packs on a Disaster Recovery server.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: IBM zAware (#0011).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0140) IBM zAware CP 4pack

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2017)

Represents the quantity of client/host IBM zAware CP 4-packs.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: IBM zAware (#0011).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0141) IBM zAware DR CP 4pack

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2017)

Represents the quantity of client/host IBM zAware CP 4-packs on a Disaster Recovery server.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: IBM zAware (#0011).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0142) IBM zAware CP 6pack

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2017)

Represents the quantity of client/host IBM zAware CP 6-packs.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: IBM zAware (#0011).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0143) IBM zAware DR CP 6pack

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2017)

Represents the quantity of client/host IBM zAware CP 6-packs on a Disaster Recovery server.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: IBM zAware (#0011).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0150) IBM zAware CP 10pack

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2017)

Represents the quantity of client/host IBM zAware CP 10-packs.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 122.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: IBM zAware (#0011).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0151) IBM zAware DR CP 10pack

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2017)

Represents the quantity of client/host IBM zAware CP 10-packs on a Disaster Recovery server.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 122.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: IBM zAware (#0011).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0170) HCA3-O LR fanout for 1x InfiniBand coupling links

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The 1x InfiniBand coupling links utilize the Host Channel Adapter3 optical long reach (HCA3-O LR) fanout. The HCA3-O LR fanout has four ports/links and resides in the processor nest on the front of the central processor complex (CPC) drawer. It is compatible with the HCA2-O LR fanout, which has two ports/links.

This fanout is designed to support single data rate (SDR) at 2.5 gigabits per second (Gbps) or double data rate (DDR) at 5 Gbps.

Note: A link data rate of 2.5 Gbps or 5 Gbps does not represent the actual performance of the link. The speed is auto-negotiated and is determined by the capability of the attached Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexer (DWDM) to which it is attached. The DWDM vendor must be qualified by System z.

The 1x InfiniBand coupling links complement 12x InfiniBand coupling links, and are designed to satisfy extended distance requirements, as well as facilitating a migration from ISC-3 coupling links to InfiniBand coupling links.

1x InfiniBand coupling links can be used for Server Time Protocol (STP) message passing.

To access DWDM vendor qualification letters go to:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/
  1. On the left, click on "Library"
  2. In the middle you will see "Hardware products for servers"
  3. Click on "System z Qualified Wavelength Division Multiplexer (WDM) products for GDPS solutions"
  4. Click on the vendor of your choice to view the qualification letters
  • Minimum: None. Order increment is four ports/links (one HCA3-O LR fanout).
  • Maximum: 8 (32 ports).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: STP enablement (#1021).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • The maximum number of all HCA2-O fanout (#0163, #0168) and HCA3-O fanout (#0170, #0171) features in any combination is limited to 16 per system.
    • An unrepeated distance of 10 km (6.2 miles) is supported. Greater distances are supported when attached to a System z-qualified optical networking solution.
    • 1x InfiniBand coupling links are supported on zBC12, zEC12, z196, z114, and z10 servers. They are not supported on z9 servers.
    • The HCA3-O LR fanout for 1x InfiniBand coupling links is offered on zBC12, zEC12, z196, and z114 servers. The HCA2-O LR fanout for 1x InfiniBand coupling links (#0168) is offered on z10 servers (z10 EC, z10 BC). It can be carried forward to a zBC12.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 9/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required (same connector used with ISC-3). A cable is required for each port on the fanout.

Refer to System z Planning for Fiber Optic Links (ESCON, FICON, InfiniBand, Coupling Links, and Open System Adapters), GA23-0367, and to Installation Manual - Physical Planning (IMPP), GC28-6897, which can be found in the Library section of Resource Link at

www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

(#0171) HCA3-O fanout for 12x InfiniBand coupling links

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The 12x InfiniBand coupling links utilize the Host Channel Adapter3 optical (HCA3-O) fanout. This fanout is designed to support a link data rate of 6 GBps and improved throughput compared to HCA2-O fanout for 12x InfiniBand coupling links (#0163)

Note: A link data rate of of 6 GBps does not represent the actual performance of the link.

The HCA3-O fanout has two ports/links and resides in the processor nest on the front of the central processor complex (CPC) drawer.

12x InfiniBand coupling links complement 1x InfiniBand coupling links, and are designed to satisfy short distance requirements, in addition to facilitating a migration from ISC-3 coupling links to InfiniBand coupling links.

12x InfiniBand can be used for Server Time Protocol (STP) message passing.

  • Minimum: None. Order increment is two ports/links (one HCA3-O fanout).
  • Maximum: 8 (16 ports).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: STP enablement (#1021).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • The maximum number of all HCA2-O fanout (#0163, #0168) and HCA3-O fanout (#0170, #0171) features in any combination is limited to 16 per system.
    • Maximum supported distance is 150 meters (492 feet). It cannot be repeated.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied 12x IB-DDR cable is required for each port. The cable is an OM3 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable with a fiber bandwidth @ wavelength: 2000 MHz-km @ 850 nm. It is a 24-fiber cable with duplex 12x multi-fiber push-on (MPO) connectors. There are 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive.

Refer to System z Planning for Fiber Optic Links (ESCON, FICON, InfiniBand, Coupling Links, and Open System Adapters), GA23-0367, and to Installation Manual - Physical Planning (IMPP), GC28-6897, which can be found in the Library section of Resource Link at

www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

(#0402) Flash Express

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

This feature resides exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer (#4009). The Flash Express feature is designed to allow each logical partition to be configured with its own storage class memory (SCM) address space. It is designed to be used for paging - 1 MB large pages can become pagable. Included is hardware encryption. For key management a smart card is plugged into the Support Element (SE).

The internal solid state disk (SSD) of the Flash Express feature has been designed to help improve platform resilience and processor performance with a capacity of 1.4 TB of storage per pair. Flash Express has been designed to assist with the handling of increased workload demand that might occur at the opening of the business day, or in the event of a workload shift from one server to another.

  • Minimum: None or two.
  • Maximum: Eight (4 pairs). Installed in pairs.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Data security is insured through a unique key, stored on the Support Element (SE) hard drive. It is mirrored for redundancy. Data on the Flash Express feature is protected with this key and is only usable on the system with the key that encrypted it. The Secure Key Store is implemented using a smart card installed in the SE. The smart card (one pair, one for each SE) contains both a unique key personalized for each machine, and a small Crypto engine that can perform a limited set of security functions within the smart card.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: Connected in pairs by two cables which are provided.

(#0409) FICON Express8S 10KM LX

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The FICON Express8S 10KM LX (long wavelength) feature conforms to the Fibre Connection (FICON) architecture, the High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) architecture, and the Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) architecture (supporting attachment to SCSI devices), providing connectivity between a combination of servers, directors, switches, and devices (control units, disk, tape, printers) in a storage area network (SAN).

Each of the two independent ports/channels is capable of 2 gigabits per second (Gbps), 4 Gbps, or 8 Gbps depending upon the capability of the attached switch or device. The link speed is autonegotiated, point-to-point, and is transparent to users and applications. Each of the channels utilizes a small form factor pluggable (SFP+) transceiver and is designed to be individually repaired without affecting the other channels.

FICON Express8S 10KM LX (CHPID type FC or FCP) can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions and across logical channel subsystems.

The FICON Express8S 10KM LX feature also supports cascading (the connection of two FICON Directors in succession) to minimize the number of cross-site connections and help reduce implementation costs for disaster recovery applications, GDPS, and remote copy.

Each FICON Express8S 10KM LX channel path identifier (CHPID) can be defined independently, for connectivity to servers, switches, directors, disks, tapes, and printers as:

  1. CHPID type FC - FICON, High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF), and FICON Channel-to-Channel (CTC). FICON, FICON CTC, and zHPF protocols are supported simultaneously.
  2. CHPID type FCP - Fibre Channel Protocol which supports attachment to SCSI devices directly or through Fibre Channel switches or directors.

The FICON Express8S 10KM LX feature utilizes a long wavelength (LX) laser as the optical transceiver and supports use of a 9 micron single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector. LX may also be referred to as LW by vendors.

  • Minimum: None. At least one I/O feature (FICON) or coupling link feature (12x InfiniBand, 1x InfiniBand) must be present in a server.
  • Maximum: 64 features (128 channels).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: PCIe I/O drawer (#4009).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known. Ensure the attaching/downstream device has a long wavelength (LX) transceiver. The sending and receiving transceivers must be the same (LX-to-LX).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • The FICON Express8S 10KM LX feature does not support FICON Bridge (CHPID type FCV).
    • The FICON Express8S 10KM LX feature does not support autonegotiation to 1 Gbps.
    • The FICON Express8S 10KM LX feature is designed to support distances up to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) over 9 micron single mode fiber optic cabling without performance degradation. To avoid performance degradation at extended distance, FICON switches or directors for buffer credit provisioning may be required.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 9 micron single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required for connecting this feature to the selected device.

(#0410) FICON Express8S SX

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The FICON Express8S SX (short wavelength) feature conforms to the Fibre Connection (FICON) architecture, the High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) architecture, and the Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) architecture (supporting attachment to SCSI devices), providing connectivity between a combination of servers, directors, switches, and devices (control units, disk, tape, printers) in a storage area network (SAN).

Each of the two independent ports/channels is capable of 2 gigabits per second (Gbps), 4 Gbps, or 8 Gbps depending upon the capability of the attached switch or device. The link speed is autonegotiated, point-to-point, and is transparent to users and applications. Each of the channels utilizes a small form factor pluggable (SFP+) transceiver and is designed to be individually repaired without affecting the other channels. FICON Express8S SX (CHPID type FC or FCP) can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions and across logical channel subsystems.

The FICON Express8S SX feature also supports cascading (the connection of two FICON Directors in succession) to minimize the number of cross-site connections and help reduce implementation costs for disaster recovery applications, GDPS, and remote copy.

Each FICON Express8S SX channel path identifier (CHPID) can be defined independently for connectivity to servers, switches, directors, disks, tapes, and printers as:

  1. CHPID type FC - FICON, High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF), and FICON Channel-to-Channel (CTC). FICON, FICON CTC, and zHPF protocols are supported simultaneously.
  2. CHPID type FCP - Fibre Channel Protocol which supports attachment to SCSI devices directly or through Fibre Channel switches or directors.

The FICON Express8S SX feature utilizes a short wavelength (SX) laser as the optical transceiver, and supports use of a 50 micron multimode fiber optic cable or a 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector.

Note: IBM does not support a mix of 50 and 62.5 micron fiber optic cabling in the same link. SX may also be referred to as SW by vendors.

  • Minimum: None. At least one I/O feature (FICON) or coupling link feature (12x InfiniBand, 1x InfiniBand) must be present in a server.
  • Maximum: 64 features (128 channels).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: PCIe I/O drawer (#4009).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known. Ensure the attaching/downstream device has a short wavelength (SX) transceiver. The sending and receiving transceivers must be the same (SX-to-SX).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • Can only be installed in PCIe I/O drawer (#4009).
    • The FICON Express8S SX feature does not support FICON Bridge (CHPID type FCV).
    • The FICON Express8S SX feature does not support autonegotiation to 1 Gbps.
    • To avoid performance degradation at extended distance, FICON switches or directors for buffer credit provisioning may be required.
    • For unrepeated distances for FICON Express8S SX refer to System z Planning for Fiber Optic Links (GA23-0367) available in the Library section of Resource Link.

      www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

    • Field Installable: Yes.
    • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 50 or a 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required for connecting each port on this feature to the selected device.

(#0411) 10GbE RoCE Express

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The term RoCE refers to Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet. The 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) RoCE Express feature is designed to help reduce consumption of CPU resources for applications utilizing the TCP/IP stack (such as WebSphere accessing a DB2 database). Use of the 10GbE RoCE Express feature also helps to reduce network latency with memory-to-memory transfers utilizing Shared Memory Communications-Remote Direct Memory Access (SMC-R) in z/OS V2.1. It is transparent to applications and can be used for LPAR-to-LPAR communication on a single z/OS system or server-to-server communication in a multiple CPC environment.

This feature resides exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer (#4009). The 10GbE RoCE Express feature has one PCIe adapter. It does not use a CHPID. It is defined using the Input/Output Configuration Program (IOCP) FUNCTION statement or in Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD).

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 16 features. One port per feature is supported.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites:
    • A 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch if not a point-to-point connection.
    • The 10 GbE-capable switch must have Pause frame enabled as defined by the IEEE 802.3x standard.
    • An OSA-Express feature, defined as CHPID type OSD, is required to establish Shared Memory Communications over Remote Direct Memory Access (SMC-R).
    • The 10GbE RoCE Express feature utilizes a short reach (SR) laser as the optical transceiver, and supports use of a multimode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • Each feature must be dedicated to an LPAR. Two features per LPAR is recommended.
    • Only one of the two ports is supported by z/OS.
    • Can only be installed in PCIe I/O drawer (#4009).
    • The maximum unrepeated distance, point-to-point is 300 meters (984 feet).
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property IBM.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 50 or a 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required for connecting each port on this feature to the selected 10 GbE switch or to the 10GbE RoCE Express feature on the attached server.

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

www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

(#0413) OSA-Express5S Gigabit Ethernet LX

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The OSA-Express5S Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) long wavelength (LX) feature has one PCIe adapter and two ports. The two ports share one channel path identifier (CHPID type OSD exclusively - TCP/IP, Layer 2, Layer 3 traffic). The ports support attachment to a one Gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). Each port can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions and across logical channel subsystems. Each of the ports utilizes a small form factor pluggable (SFP+) transceiver and is designed to be individually repaired without affecting the other port.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 48 (up to 96 ports); any mix of OSA-Express5S and OSA-Express4S features. Each OSA-Express3 feature installed in an I/O drawer (#4000) reduces by two (2) the number of OSA-Express5S and OSA-Express4S features allowed.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: PCIe I/O drawer (#4009).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The OSA-Express5S GbE LX feature supports use of an LC Duplex connector. Ensure the attaching or downstream device has a long wavelength (LX) transceiver. The sending and receiving transceivers must be the same (LX-to-LX).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • CHPID type OSN (OSA-Express for NCP) is not supported on the OSA-Express5S GbE LX feature.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 9 micron single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required for connecting each port on this feature to the selected device.

(#0414) OSA-Express5S Gigabit Ethernet SX

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The OSA-Express5S Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) short wavelength (SX) feature has one PCIe adapter and two ports. The two ports share one channel path identifier (CHPID type OSD exclusively - TCP/IP, Layer 2, Layer 3 traffic). The ports support attachment to a one Gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). Each port can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions and across logical channel subsystems. Each of the ports utilizes a small form factor pluggable (SFP+) transceiver and is designed to be individually repaired without affecting the other port.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 48 features; any mix of OSA-Express5S and OSA-Express4S features. Each OSA-Express3 feature installed in an I/O drawer (#4000) reduces by two (2) the number of OSA-Express5S and OSA-Express4S features allowed.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: PCIe I/O drawer (#4009).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The OSA-Express5S GbE SX feature supports use of an LC Duplex connector. Ensure the attaching or downstream device has a short wavelength (SX) transceiver. The sending and receiving transceivers must be the same (SX-to-SX).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • CHPID type OSN (OSA-Express for NCP) is not supported on OSA-Express5S GbE SX feature.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 50 or a 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required for connecting each port on this feature to the selected device.

(#0415) OSA-Express5S 10 Gigabit Ethernet LR

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The OSA-Express5S 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) long reach (LR) feature has one PCIe adapter and one port per feature. The port supports channel path identifier (CHPID) types OSD (TCP/IP, Layer 2, Layer 3 traffic), and OSX (intraensemble data network - IEDN). The 10 GbE feature is designed to support attachment to a single mode fiber 10 Gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) or Ethernet switch capable of 10 Gbps. The port can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions within and across logical channel subsystems. The port utilizes a small form factor pluggable (SFP+) tansceiver and is designed to be individually repaired without requiring replacement of the feature.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 48 features; any mix of OSA-Express5S and OSA-Express4S features. Each OSA-Express3 feature installed in an I/O drawer (#4000) reduces by two (2) the number of OSA-Express5S and OSA-Express4S features allowed.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: PCIe I/O drawer (#4009).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The OSA-Express5S 10 GbE LR feature supports use of an industry standard small form factor LC Duplex connector. Ensure the attaching or downstream device has a long reach (LR) transceiver. The sending and receiving transceivers must be the same (LR-to-LR).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • Can only be installed in PCIe I/O drawer (#4009).
    • When defined as CHPID type OSX, the 10 GbE port provides connectivity and access control to the intraensemble data network (IEDN) from a zBC12, zEC12, z196, or z114 to a zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX).
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 9 micron single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required for connecting this feature to the selected device.

(#0416) OSA-Express5S 10 Gigabit Ethernet SR

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The OSA-Express5S 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) short reach (SR) feature has one PCIe adapter and one port per feature. The port supports channel path identifier (CHPID) types OSD (TCP/IP, Layer 2, Layer 3 traffic), and OSX (intraensemble data network - IEDN). The 10 GbE feature is designed to support attachment to a multimode fiber 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) or Ethernet switch capable of 10 Gbps. The port can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions within and across logical channel subsystems. The port utilizes a small form factor pluggable (SFP+) transceiver and is designed to be individually repaired without requiring replacement of the feature.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 48 features; any mix of OSA-Express5S and OSA-Express4S features. Each OSA-Express3 feature installed in an I/O drawer (#4000) reduces by two (2) the number of OSA-Express5S and OSA-Express4S features allowed.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: PCIe I/O drawer (#4009).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The OSA-Express5S 10 GbE SR feature supports use of an industry standard small form factor LC Duplex connector. Ensure the attaching or downstream device has a short reach (SR) transceiver. The sending and receiving transceivers must be the same (SR-to-SR).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • When defined as CHPID type OSX, the 10 GbE port provides connectivity and access control to the intraensemble data network (IEDN) from a zBC12, zEC12, z196, or z114 to a zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX)
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 50 or a 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required for connecting each port on this feature to the selected device.

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

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The OSA-Express5S 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature has one PCIe adapter and two ports. The two ports share one channel path identifier (CHPID). The following CHPIDs are supported:

  1. OSC (TN3270E and non-SNA DFT)
  2. OSD (TCP/IP, Layer 2, Layer 3 traffic)
  3. OSE (SNA/APPN/HPR traffic and TCP/IP passthru)
  4. OSM (intranode management network - INMN)
  5. OSN (OSA-Express for NCP)

Each port supports attachment to either a 100BASE-TX (100 Mbps) or 1000BASE-T (1000 Mbps or 1 Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). The feature supports autonegotiation and automatically adjusts to 100, or 1000 Mbps, depending upon the LAN. When the feature is set to autonegotiate, the target device must also be set to autonegotiate. The feature supports 100 Mbps or 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps) full duplex. It can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among LPARs within and across LCSSs. Each of the ports utilizes a small form factor pluggable (SFP+) transceiver and is designed to be individually repaired without affecting the other port.

When configured at 1 Gbps, the 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature supports jumbo frames when in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 48 features; any mix of OSA-Express5S and OSA-Express4S features. Each OSA-Express3 feature installed in an I/O drawer (#4000) reduces by two (2) the number of OSA-Express5S and OSA-Express4S features allowed.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: PCIe I/O drawer (#4009).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: When the OSA-Express5S feature is set to autonegotiate, the target device must also be set to autonegotiate. Both ends must match (autonegotiate on or off).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • The 1000BASE-T feature supports auto-negotiation to 100 or 1000 Mbps exclusively.
    • The 1000BASE-T feature supports full-duplex operation exclusively.
    • For CHPID type OSN supporting the Network Control Program (NCP) and the channel data link control (CDLC) protocol note that none of the ports are used for external communication. OSA-Express for NCP does not use ports. All communication is LPAR-to-LPAR.
    • Using CHPID type OSM, OSA-Express for IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager), provides connectivity to the intranode management network (INMN) from zBC12 to zManager functions.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. The OSA-Express5S 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature supports use of an EIA/TIA Category 5 Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cable terminated with an RJ-45 connector with a maximum length of 100 meters (328 feet).

    Note: No cable is required when a port is defined as CHPID type OSN.

(#0420) zEDC Express

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC) acceleration capability in z/OS and the zEDC Express feature are designed to help improve cross- platform data exchange, reduce CPU consumption, and save disk space. There is one PCIe adapter/compression coprocessor per feature. The zEDC Express feature is designed to allow higher write rates for SMF data when hardware compression is enabled. The zEDC Express feature can be shared by up to 15 LPARs.

  • Minimum: None or one. A minimum of two is recommended.
  • Maximum: 8 (eight).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: PCIe I/O drawer (#4009). zEDC for z/OS feature.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: Up to two zEDC Express features per domain (PCIe Interconnect (#0400) in the PCIe I/O drawer (#4009)).
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0660) Month Indicator

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Used for linked order alteration detection.

  • Minimum: None or one.
  • Maximum: 12.
  • Prerequisites: 9882
  • Corequisites: Day Indicator (#0661), Hour Indicator (#0662), Minute Indicator (#0663).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: No.

(#0661) Day Indicator

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Used for linked order alteration detection.

  • Minimum: None or one.
  • Maximum: 31.
  • Prerequisites: 9882
  • Corequisites: Month Indicator (#0660), Hour Indicator (#0662), Minute Indicator (#0663).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: No.

(#0662) Hour Indicator

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Used for linked order alteration detection.

  • Minimum: None or one.
  • Maximum: 24.
  • Prerequisites: 9882
  • Corequisites: Month Indicator (#0660), Day Indicator (#0661), Minute Indicator (#0663).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: No.

(#0663) Minute Indicator

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Used for linked order alteration detection.

  • Minimum: None or one.
  • Maximum: 60.
  • Prerequisites: 9882.
  • Corequisites: Month Indicator (#0660), Day Indicator (#0661), Hour Indicator (#0662).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: No.

(#0842) TKE workstation

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) workstation is a combination of hardware and software, network-connected to one or more servers, and designed to provide a secure, flexible method for master and operational key entry as well as local and remote management of the cryptographic coprocessor features (Crypto Express4S or Crypto Express3 when defined as a coprocessor). This feature provides basic key management -- key identification, exchange, separation, update, backup, as well as security administration. This feature is optional when used to manage a Crypto Express feature that is defined as a Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) coprocessor. This feature is required to manage a Crypto Express feature that is defined as an IBM Enterprise PKCS #11 (EP11) coprocessor. The TKE workstation has one Ethernet port and supports connectivity to an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) operating at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps.

If Trusted Key Entry is required on a zEnterprise, then a TKE workstation with TKE 7.3 LIC (#0872) or TKE 7.2 LIC (#0871) must be used. TKE workstations with TKE 7.3 LIC or TKE 7.2 LIC can also be used to control z196 and z114 servers.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Ten (10).
  • Prerequisites: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (#3863), Crypto Express4S (#0865) or Crypto Express3 (#0864, #0871).
  • Corequisite: TKE 7.3 LIC (#0872) loaded on TKE workstation prior to shipment.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature change become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: LAN cabling is a customer responsibility. A Category 5 Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cable terminated with RJ-45 connector is required.

(#0865) Crypto Express4S

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The Crypto Express4S feature is designed to satisfy System z server security requirements. It contains one PCIe adapter. This feature can be configured, using the Support Element (SE) panels, in one of three ways: as an IBM Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) coprocessor, as an IBM Enterprise PKCS #11 (EP11) coprocessor, or as an accelerator.

The tamper-resistant hardware security module, which is contained on the Crypto Express4S feature, is certified to conform to the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 4 Certification. It supports User Defined Extension (UDX) services to implement cryptographic functions and algorithms (when defined as an IBM CCA coprocessor).

  • Minimum: None or two. An initial order is two features, one thereafter.
  • Maximum: 16. .
  • Prerequisites: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) (#3863).
  • Corequisites: TKE workstation (#0841, #0842) is optional when used to manage a Crypto Express4S feature that is defined as a CCA coprocessor but is mandatory when used to manage a Crypto Express4S feature that is defined as an EP11 coprocessor.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature change become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0872) TKE 7.3 LIC

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 7.3 level of Licensed Internal Code (LIC) is installed in a TKE workstation (#0841, #0842). TKE 7.3 LIC is a no-charge enablement feature which is loaded prior to shipment when a TKE workstation is ordered. The TKE 7.3 LIC includes support for the Smart Card Reader and and Smart Cards (#0884, #0885).

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Ten (10).
  • Prerequisites: TKE workstation (#0841, #0842).
  • Corequisites: CPACF (#3863), Crypto Express3 (#0864, #0871), or Crypto Express4S (#0865).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: TKE workstations with TKE 7.3 LIC can also be used to control zBC12, zEC12, z196, z114, z10 EC, and z10 BC servers.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature change become the property of IBM.

(#0884) TKE additional smart cards

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

These are Java-based smart cards which provide a highly efficient cryptographic and data management application built-in to read-only memory for storage of keys, certificates, passwords, applications, and data.

  • Minimum: None. Order increment is one. When one is ordered a quantity of 10 smart cards are shipped.
  • Maximum: 99 (990 blank Smart Cards).
  • Prerequisites: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (#3863), Crypto Express4S (#0865), or Crypto Express3 (#0864, #0871).
  • Corequisites: TKE workstation (#0841, #0842) with 7.3 level of LIC (#0872) for secure key parts entry and cryptographic hardware management or ISPF panels for clear key entry and cryptographic hardware management, and TKE Smart Card Reader (#0885).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: Not applicable.

(#0885) TKE Smart Card Reader

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The TKE Smart Card Reader feature supports the use of smart cards, which resemble a credit card in size and shape, but contain an embedded microprocessor, and associated memory for data storage. Access to and the use of confidential data on the smart cards is protected by a user-defined Personal Identification Number (PIN). This feature is optional when used with the TKE workstation to manage a Crypto Express4S or Crypto Express3 feature that is defined as a Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) coprocessor. This feature is required when used with the TKE workstation to manage a Crypto Express4S feature that is defined as an IBM Enterprise PKCS #11 (EP11) coprocessor.

The TKE 7.3 level of LIC allows the storing of the following on smart cards:

  • CCA master and operational key parts
  • Crypto Adapter Logon keys - keys used to sign onto the TKE workstation when using smart card profiles
  • Authority Signature Key - key associated with an authority index on a Crypto Express feature
  • EP11 master key material and administrator certificates
  • Migration zones - used in the process of migrating data from one feature to another

One (1) feature includes two Smart Card Readers, two cables to connect to the TKE 7.3 workstation, and 20 smart cards.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 20.
  • Prerequisites: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (#3863), Crypto Express4S (#0865), or Crypto Express3 (#0864, #0871).
  • Corequisites: TKE workstation (#0841, #0842) with 7.3 level of LIC (#0872) for secure key parts entry and Crypto hardware management or ISPF panels for clear key entry and Crypto hardware management.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None. External cables to connect two Smart Card Readers to the TKE workstation are shipped with the feature.

(#1021) STP enablement

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Time synchronization and time accuracy: If you require time synchronization across multiple servers (for example you have a Parallel Sysplex), or you require time accuracy either for one or more System z servers, or you require the same time across heterogeneous platforms, (System z, Unix, AIX) you can help to meet these requirements by implementing Server Time Protocol (STP).

Server Time Protocol is a server-wide facility that is implemented in the Licensed Internal Code (LIC) and presents 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 12x InfiniBand or 1x InfiniBand coupling links.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: For STP message passing (#0170) HCA3-O LR fanout for 1x InfiniBand, (#0171) HCA3-O fanout for 12x InfiniBand, (#0163) HCA2-O fanout for 12x IFB, or (#0168) HCA2-O LR fanout.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Delivered in vital product data (VPD) enablement media. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property o IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#1750) Licensed Internal Code (LIC) ship using Net Indicator

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

This indicator flag is added to orders that are Licensed Internal Code (LIC) only and delivered by web tools such as Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU). There are no parts. The flag is generated by the system and cannot be ordered.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.

(#3003) Balanced Power Plan Ahead

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

Phase currents are minimized when they are balanced among the three input phases. Balanced Power Plan Ahead is designed to allow you to order the full complement of bulk power regulators (BPRs) on any configuration, to help ensure that the configuration will be in a balanced power environment, especially if there is an intention to add and I/O drawer or PCIe I/O drawers to the machine at some future date.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: May require additional internal battery features (#3213) and line cords. Configuration tool will determine. A three- phase line cord is required.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be selected with the DC volt line cord selection. DC power does not utilize the 3Phase power provided by the additional BPRs.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. It is disruptive.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#3213) Internal Battery (IBF)

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The IBF is the internal battery backup feature offered on a zBC12. The batteries are installed in pairs.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One (One pair).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.

(#3863) CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) enablement

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

CPACF, supporting clear and protected key encryption, is activated using the no-charge enablement feature (#3863). For every Processor Unit defined as a Central Processor (CP) or an Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) it offers the following:

  • For data privacy and confidentially: Data Encryption Standard (DES), Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for 128-bit, 192-bit and 256-bit keys,
  • For data integrity: Secure Hash Algorithm-1 (SHA-1) 160-bit, and SHA-2 for 224-, 256-, 384-and 512-bit support. SHA-1 and SHA-2 are shipped enabled on all zBC12 servers and do not require the no-charge enablement feature.
  • For key generation: Pseudo Random Number Generation (PRNG), Random Number Generation Long (RNGL) - 1 byte to 8192 bytes, Random Number Generation Long (RNG) with up to 4096-bit key RSA support
  • For message authentication code (MAC): Single-key MAC, Double-key MAC

For new servers, shipped from the factory, CPACF enablement (#3863) is loaded prior to shipment. For other than new shipments, Licensed Internal Code is shipped by an enablement diskette. The function is enabled using the Support Element (SE).

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisite: Crypto Express4S (#0865), Crypto Express3 (#0864), or Crypto Express3-1P (#0871).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#4009) PCIe I/O drawer

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) I/O drawer utilizes small form factor I/O cards supporting a PCIe Generation 2 (PCIe Gen2) infrastructure with increased capacity, granularity, and infrastructure bandwidth, as well as increased reliability, availability, and serviceability, compared to the prior I/O drawer. It is a physical resource used to contain features in support of cryptography (Crypto Express4S), data compression acceleration (zEDC Express), storage class memory (Flash Express), reduced resource consumption and network latency (10GbE RoCE Express), the storage area network (FICON Express8S), and the Ethernet local area network (OSA-Express4S). The PCIe I/O drawer contains 32 I/O slots; 16 I/O slots in the front and 16 I/O slots in the rear. The number of PCIe I/O drawers is automatically determined by the number of features ordered.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Two.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: A maximum of one if two I/O drawers are present (#4000). An I/O drawer (#4000) can only be carried forward on an upgrade. It cannot be ordered.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: Cables for I/O features are a customer responsibility.

(#6096) Flat panel display

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

The display offers the benefits of a flat-panel monitor including improved use of space and reduced energy consumption compared to CRT monitors.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Ten (10).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversion become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#6805) Additional CBU Test

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2022)

An additional test activation that can be purchased with each CBU Temporary Entitlement Record (TER). There can be no more than 15 tests per CBU Temporary Entitlement Record.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 15 per each instance of #6818, Capacity back up (CBU) Records Ordered
  • Prerequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6817) Total Capacity back up (CBU) years ordered

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Used to set the expiration date of a Capacity back up (CBU) temporary entitlement record.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Five (5).
  • Prerequisites:
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6818) Capacity back up (CBU) records ordered

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

This feature code corresponds to the number of different CBU Temporary Entitlement Records (TERs) ordered. Each CBU TER contains configuration data corresponding to the number of years, number of tests, and various engine types.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: CBU Authorization (#9910).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: The CBU TER must be installed using the HMC Configuration Manager before it can be activated.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6820) Single CBU CP-year

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary CP capacity features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6821) 25 CBU CP-year

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of the number of CBU years multiplied by the temporary Central Processor (CP) capacity features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6822) Single CBU IFL Year

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6823) 25 CBU IFL-Year

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary IFL features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6824) Single CBU ICF-Year

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary ICF features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6825) 25 CBU ICF-Year

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6826) Single CBU zAAP-Year

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary zAAP features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6827) 25 CBU zAAP-Year

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6828) Single CBU zIIP-Year

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6829) 25 CBU zIIP-Year

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Multiplied by the number of temporary zIIP features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6830) Single CBU SAP-Year

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary SAP features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6831) 25 CBU SAP-Year

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary System Assist Processor (SAP) features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6832) CBU Replenishment

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2022)

This feature is used to restore the ability to activate a CBU TER. Each CBU TER comes with a default of one activation. An activation enables the resources required for disaster recovery. After an activation, no subsequent activations nor any additional testing of this CBU TER can occur until this feature is ordered.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6833) Capacity for Planned Event (CPE)

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

Temporary Entitlement Records (TERs) ordered.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: CPE authorization (#9912).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: The CBU TER must be installed using the HMC Configuration Manager before it can be activated.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#7907, #7909, #7911) Fiber Quick Connect

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2016)

The Fiber Quick Connect (FQC) feature is comprised of the appropriate hardware and fiber optic harnesses, based upon the machine configuration. The following may be a part of the order:

  1. Bracket and mounting hardware (#7907)
  2. LC Duplex 6.6 feet (2 meters) harnesses (#7909)
  3. LC Duplex 8.5 feet (2.6 meters) harnesses (#7911)

FQC is an optional feature for factory installation of the IBM Fiber Transport System (FTS) fiber harnesses for connection to FICON Express8S 10KM LX (#0409) channels in a PCIe I/O drawer (#4009). Fiber Quick Connect is for factory installation only, and is available on new servers and on initial upgrades to zBC12. FQC is not available as an MES to an existing zBC12. Each direct-attach fiber harness connects to six FICON Express8S 10KM LX channels at one end and one coupler in a multi-terminated push-on connector (MTP) coupler bracket at the opposite end.

When FQC is ordered, the configuration tool selects the required number of MTP mounting brackets and mounting hardware based upon the FICON Express8S 10KM LX feature quantity.

Note: FQC supports all of the FICON Express8S 10KM LX channels. FQC cannot be ordered for selected channels.

(#7901) Top exit with power

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

This is supported as an option on a new build system or a machine type upgrade. This description is for information purposes only. When top exit I/O cabling with power is selected the required infrastructure is provided.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Top exit cabling (#7920), Top exit with power (#7901), and Top Exit Power cords (#8957, #8969, #8970, #8971, #8972, #8973, #8974, #8975) are corequisites with Non-Raised Floor support (#7998).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#7920) Top exit cabling

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

This description is for information purposes only. When top exit I/O cabling is selected on an order, the required infrastructure is provided. Alternate side covers are shipped for top exit routing of cabling from I/O drawers or PCIe I/O drawers. Top exit I/O cabling applies to all of your fiber optic cables (FICON Express, 10GbE RoCE Express, OSA-Express, 12x InfiniBand, and 1x InfiniBand) as well as your copper cables for the OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet features.

Top exit I/O cabling is designed to provide you with an additional option. Instead of all of your cabling exiting under the server and/or under the raised floor, you now have the flexibility to choose the option that best meets the requirements of your data center. Top exit I/O cabling can also help to increase air flow.

In a raised floor environment, if Top exit cabling (#7920) is selected, the power cord selection can be top exit or bottom exit. In a non-raised floor environment, if Top exit cabling is selected then Top exit with power (#7901) must also be selected as these are corequisites with the Non-Raised Floor support (#7998).

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot coexist with Side Covers (#7921).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: This feature, #7920, is mutually exclusive with the Side Covers feature (#7921).
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: Cabling is a customer responsibility.

(#7921) Side Covers

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

This description is for information purposes only. If Top exit cabling (#7920) is not selected on an order, the required infrastructure is provided for Side Covers. The standard side covers are shipped.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites:
  • Corequisite: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot coexist with Top exit cabling (#7920) feature.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: This feature, #7921, is mutually exclusive with the Top exit cabling (#7920) feature.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature change become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#7998) Non-Raised Floor support

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Corequisites: Top exit cabling (#7920) and Top exit with power (#7901).
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.

(#8016) 3-in-1 Bolt Down Kit

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

This feature applies to a raised-floor environment. This feature supplies the kit of parts that is designed to help secure the frames and its contents from damage when exposed to vibrations and shocks such as those in a seismic event. The kit includes hardware to cover floor depths from 6 to 36 inches (15 to 91 cm).

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Mutually exclusive with features #7998 and #8017.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.

(#8017) Bolt Down Kit, Non-Raised Floor

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2016)

This feature supplies the kit of parts that is designed to help secure the frames and its contents from damage when exposed to vibrations and shocks such as those in a seismic event.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Corequisites: Non-raised floor support (#7998).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Mutually exclusive with feature #8016.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.

(#9896) On/Off CoD Authorization

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

This feature is ordered to enable the ordering of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: On Line CoD Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9898) Permanent Upgrade authorization

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

This feature is ordered to enable the ordering of Licensed Internal Code Configuration Control (LICCC) enabled, permanent capacity upgrades through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: On Line CoD Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9900) On Line Capacity on Demand (CoD) Buying

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

This feature is ordered to enable purchasing either permanent capacity upgrades or temporary capacity upgrades through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9910) CBU Authorization

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

This feature enables the purchase of Capacity back up (CBU). This feature is generated when CBU Records Ordered (#6818) is ordered, or it can be ordered by itself. This feature along with On Line CoD Buying (#9900) is required to order CBU through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: CBU Records Ordered (#6818)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9912) CPE Authorization

(No Longer Available as of December 31, 2017)

This feature is ordered to enable the purchase of Capacity for Planned Event (CPE). This feature is generated when Capacity for Planned Event (#6833) is ordered. This feature along with On Line CoD Buying (#9900) is required to order CPE through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (#6833).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9917) 1 MSU day

(No Longer Available as of July 31, 2018)

Million Service Unit (MSU). Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary Central Processor (CP) resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: On Line Capacity on Demand Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9918) 100 MSU days

(No Longer Available as of July 31, 2018)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary CP resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: On Line Capacity on Demand Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: 1 MSU day (#9917)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9919) 10,000 MSU days

(No Longer Available as of July 31, 2018)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary CP resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: On Line Capacity on Demand Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: 1 MSU day (#9917), 100 MSU days (#9918)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9920) 1 IFL day

(No Longer Available as of July 31, 2018)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: On Line Capacity on Demand Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9921) 100 IFL days

(No Longer Available as of July 31, 2018)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary IFL resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: On Line Capacity on Demand Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: 1 IFL day (#9920)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9922) 1 ICF day

(No Longer Available as of July 31, 2018)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: On Line Capacity on Demand Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9923) 100 ICF days

(No Longer Available as of July 31, 2018)

Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary ICF resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: On Line Capacity on Demand Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: 1 ICF day (#9922)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9924) 1 zIIP day

(No Longer Available as of July 31, 2018)

Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9925) 100 zIIP days

(No Longer Available as of July 31, 2018)

Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary zIIP resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: On Line Capacity on Demand Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: 1 zIIP day (#9924)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9926) 1 zAAP-day

(No Longer Available as of July 31, 2018)

Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: On Line Capacity on Demand Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9927) 100 zAAP-days

(No Longer Available as of July 31, 2018)

Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary zAAP resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: On Line Capacity on Demand Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: 1 zAAP-day (#9926)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9928) 1 SAP-day

(No Longer Available as of July 31, 2018)

Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary System Assist Processor (SAP) resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: On Line Capacity on Demand Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9929) 100 SAP-days

(No Longer Available as of July 31, 2018)

Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary SAP resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: On Line Capacity on Demand Buying (#9900).
  • Corequisites: 1 SAP-day (#9928)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9975) Height reduction for shipping (zBC12)

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2016)

This feature is required if it is necessary to reduce the shipping height of the zBC12. This feature should be selected only when it has been deemed necessary for delivery clearance purposes. It should be ordered only IF ABSOLUTELY essential. This feature elongates the install time and increases the risk of cabling errors during the install activity.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: To ship the return packaging and instructions, one or both feature codes Height reduction for shipping (#9975), Height reduction for return (#9976), must be selected.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.

(#9976) Height reduction for return

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2016)

This is for conversions from a z10 BC (2098) or z114 (2818) to a zBC12 (2828) only. The frame height reduction provides the tools and instructions to reduce the height of a z10 BC or z114 when returned to IBM on an upgrade to a zBC12 from a z10 BC or z114.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: To ship the return packaging and instructions, one or both feature codes Height reduction for shipping (#9975), Height reduction for return (#9976), must be selected.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.

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