Family 2066+02 IBM z800 Family of Servers

IBM United States Sales Manual
Revised:  March 24, 2015.

Table of contents
TOC Link Product life cycle dates TOC Link Technical description
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Features
TOC Link Description TOC Link Accessories
TOC Link Product positioning TOC Link Machine elements
TOC Link Models TOC Link Supplies

 
Product life cycle dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
2066-0A1 2002/02/192002/03/29 2005/12/312014/12/31
2066-0A2 2002/02/192002/03/29 2005/12/312014/12/31
2066-0B1 2002/02/192002/03/29 2005/12/312014/12/31
2066-0CF 2002/02/192002/03/29 2005/12/312014/12/31
2066-0C1 2002/02/192002/03/29 2005/12/312014/12/31
2066-0E1 2002/10/222002/10/22 2005/12/312014/12/31
2066-0X2 2002/12/032002/12/09 2005/12/312014/12/31
2066-001 2002/02/192002/03/29 2005/12/312014/12/31
2066-002 2002/02/192002/03/29 2005/12/312014/12/31
2066-003 2002/02/192002/03/29 2005/12/312014/12/31
2066-004 2002/02/192002/03/29 2005/12/312014/12/31

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Abstract

The IBM 2066 IBM eServer z800 family of servers consists of ten general-purpose models and a Coupling Facility only model.

Model abstract 2066-0E1

The IBM 2066 Model 0E1 is a general-purpose model with a 1-way processor and a standard IFL.

Model abstract 2066-0A1

The IBM 2066 Model 0A1 is a general-purpose model with a 1-way processor.

Model abstract 2066-0B1

The IBM 2066 Model 0B1 is a general-purpose model with a 1-way processor.

Model abstract 2066-0C1

The IBM 2066 Model 0C1 is a general-purpose model with a 1-way processor.

Model abstract 2066-0X2

The IBM 2066 Model 0X2 is a general-purpose model with a 2-way processor.

Model abstract 2066-001

The IBM 2066 Model 001 is a general-purpose model with a 1-way processor.

Model abstract 2066-0A2

The IBM 2066 Model 0A2 is a general-purpose model with a 2-way processor.

Model abstract 2066-002

The IBM 2066 Model 002 is a general-purpose model with a 2-way processor.

Model abstract 2066-003

The IBM 2066 Model 003 is a general-purpose model with a 3-way processor.

Model abstract 2066-004

The IBM 2066 Model 004 is a general-purpose model with a 4-way processor.

Model abstract 2066-0CF

The IBM 2066 Model 0CF is a Coupling Facility only model.
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Highlights

The IBM eServer zSeries 800 family is an attractively priced solution for those requiring zSeries functionality with total capacity less than that currently offered by the z900. It offers:

  • Ten general-purpose models from an entry-level sub-uniprocessor up to a quadratic processor (4+1)

  • A Coupling Facility only model on which one to four engines can be enabled

  • IBM eServer zSeries Offering for Linux

  • zSeries Fiber Cabling Service

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Description

The z800(TM) family uses key functional characteristics of IBM eServer z900(TM) in a package that delivers excellent price/performance for those requiring zSeries(TM) functionality with total capacity less than that currently offered by the z900. The z800 is intended to provide a transition into the new world of e-business servers exploiting z/Architecture(TM), and is intended to take full advantage of the IBM Framework for e-business. These models of the z800 family, along with the IBM eServer zSeries Offering for Linux which uses the z800 0LF model as its foundation, and the z/OS.e operating system software being announced today, are intended to satisfy mission-critical enterprise server requirements for e-business transaction processing and data management with the same qualities of service as the IBM eServer z900 while helping customers to exploit the fast-growing world of e-business and new workload data management applications on the IBM eServer z800. The z800 family, when used in concert with the IBM Framework for e-business is designed to help you build the innovative infrastructure required for the transition into the world of e-business.

The z800 is:

  • An ideal lower-entry-point, new workload platform for those who want the zSeries qualities of service using Linux or z/OS.e

  • Ideal for VSE customers who have growing traditional S/390 workloads, have growing new Linux workloads due to e-business applications or server consolidation, or are migrating to z/OS

  • Ideal for z/VM customers who want to consolidate Linux workloads onto a single zSeries server or who require support for varied operating system environments

  • An excellent choice to meet the application development needs of those who require a 64-bit target platform

  • Ideal for customers who would like the potential for Linux new workload growth while accommodating their small traditional workload.

IBM Network Integration and Deployment Services for zSeries Fiber Cabling is also available on z800 servers. The zSeries Fiber Cabling Service is intended to provide personalized, scalable, flexible cabling options for the z800 to support your current system environment, with the future in mind.

Also available is a Series Entry Licensing Charge (zELC), an attractive software pricing structure for the z800.

The IBM eServer z800 is a zSeries branded system that is intended to provide:

  • Growth and continuity for traditional zSeries installations requiring zSeries functionality with total capacity less than that currently offered by the IBM eServer z900

  • Compatible functions and characteristics, such as reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS), comparable to the IBM eServer z900

  • zSeries coupling and clustering capabilities

  • Improved I/O capabilities and capacity as compared to the Multiprise(R) 3000

  • Continuity with existing applications and a bridge to new workloads that use IBM middleware and the IBM Framework for e-business

The z800 introduces zSeries 64-bit capability to customers requiring zSeries functionality with total capacity less than that currently offered by the IBM eServer z900.

The z800 offers:

  • Simple setup
  • A single self-contained frame package
  • Ease of installation and operation
  • Components and functions common with the z900
  • RAS features comparable to those of the z900
  • Functional similarity to the z900 at a lower cost

Performance for your e-business advantage

The IBM eServer z800 brings 64-bit architecture capability and key functional characteristics of the IBM eServer z900 to customers requiring zSeries functionality with total capacity less than z900.

The IBM eServer z/800 combined with z/OS.e is intended to bring increased flexibility, choice, and capacity to you for adding new workloads and for running a mix of new and traditional work. A few examples of the potential capacity increases available to you are:

  • The z/800 model 001 is expected to support up to 25% more SAP throughput or up to 25% more Lotus Notes users as compared to the G5 9672 model T16.

  • The z/800 model 001 is expected to support up to 25% more throughput in web-based transactions as compared to the G5 9672 model T16. IBM's eServer z/800, with its z/Architecture, is expected to enable additional transactions to be executed, and, with the workload manager part of z/OS.e or z/OS in combination with balanced hardware, it is also expected to be well suited to contain and manage the spikes generated by Web transactions.

  • The z/800 model 0E1 comes with a traditional engine that is estimated to have a relative performance of up to 50% of the 2066 model 0A1.

    Note: The following paragraph does not apply to Japan:

    Performance of the Model 0E1 z/OS engine is somewhat influenced by the characteristics of the actual work being run on the standard IFL. This interaction is due to both engines sharing a single storage subsystem including the memory, second level cache, and storage bus. Maximum performance for the z/OS engine will be obtained when there is a low frequency of storage references from the work running on the standard IFL. With minimal storage activity from the standard IFL engine, the performance of the Model 0E1 with a standard IFL is estimated to be up to 50% of the z800 Model 0A1 and up to about 45% of a 9672 Model RA6. Under the same conditions, the z800 Model 0E1's performance is comparable to the 2003 Model 216.

  • The performance of the 0X2 is estimated to be approximately 60% of the performance of the z800 Model 0A2; have performance comparable to the 9672 Model RB6 or the 2003 Model 257; and have approximately 90% of the performance of the 9672 R44. If the 0X2 is configured with LPAR to run two equal dedicated partitions, each partition is expected to have approximately the same performance as the z/800 model 0A1.

64-bit architecture, compared with the architecture available on many of the systems currently in use in this performance range, should offer improvements beyond those stated below for the processor comparisons. Not all comparisons are listed here. For more detailed information, including Large System Performance Reference (LSPR) information, please contact your IBM Representative.

When comparing the z800 family to many of the currently used systems in the same performance category, the following performance improvements may be possible:

  • Improvements in batch elapsed time through the use of FICON(TM) Express

  • Performance improvements for data compression and crypto functions

Performance Processor Comparison Estimates with OS/390(R) Version 2 Release 10

Compared to some of the 9672 Generation 4 servers, the z800 server is expected to offer the following performance advantage:

  2066-0A1   1.1  - 1.4    times  9672-R15
  2066-0B1   1.6  - 2.0    times  9672-R15
  2066-0C1   1.7  - 2.4    times  9672-R15
  2066-0A2   1.9  - 2.4    times  9672-R25
  2066-0A2   1.3  - 1.7    times  9672-R35
 

Relative to the following 9672 G5 models, the expected performance of the selected z800 server models is as follows:

     2066-0A1  0.9 - 1.0  times 9672-RA6
     2066-0B1  1.2 - 1.4  times 9672-RA6
     2066-0C1  1.1 - 1.3  times 9672-R16
     2066-001  1.4 - 1.7  times 9672-T16
     2066-0A2  1.0 - 1.3  times 9672-R26
     2066-002  0.9 - 1.2  times 9672-R36
     2066-003  1.0 - 1.3  times 9672-R46
     2066-004  1.1 - 1.3  times 9672-R56
 

Relative to the following MP3000 servers, the expected performance ratios to selected z800 server models is:

     2066-0A1  1.2 - 1.5  times 7060-H30
     2066-0B1  0.9 - 1.1  times 7060-H50
     2066-0A2  1.1 - 1.3  times 7060-H70
 

The above performance estimates are Internal Throughput Rate Ratios (ITRR) based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment and are subject to change without notice. The actual throughput that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here. Such performance estimates are provided "AS IS" and no warranties or guarantees are expressed or implied by IBM. Software licenses that are based on machine performance will be billed based on these estimates until such time that IBM determines and publishes final performance measurements, at which time appropriate billing adjustments may be made as determined by IBM.

For more detailed performance information, including Large System Performance Reference (LSPR) information, please contact your IBM representative.

Technical description/High Level Design

The z800 is a standalone single-frame package, designed such that all of the system configurations fit into one frame. The z800 frame holds the following subsystems:

  • Processor Subsystem
  • I/O Subsystem
  • Power, Packaging and Cooling Subsystem
  • Service Element Subsystem

Processor Subsystem

The Processor Subsystem for the z800 is provided on one unique building block, the Basic Processor Unit (BPU) card, which is similar to the processor card in the Multiprise 3000. The processor MCM carries five Processor Unit chips, memory, and optional Cryptographic Co-processors.

I/O Subsystem

The I/O Subsystem of the z/800 supports the new I/O features common with the z/900. and provides a plugging capability for up to 16 I/O Books integrated in the frame.

  • Channels: 16-port ESCON, FICON Express
  • OSA-Express, Gb Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Token Ring, 155-ATM
  • PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCI-CC), and PCI Cryptographic Accelerator (PCI-CA)
  • Coupling links: ISC-3 (CFP)

The system provides hot plug and concurrent upgrade/repair capabilities for these attachments, just as in the z900. FICON Express hardware provides native FICON or FICON Bridge support.

Power Packaging and Cooling (PPC) Subsystem The PPC Subsystem provides the mechanical, power, and cooling support for the z800 system as a dense, cost-efficient, self-contained package for entry offerings.

Service Element (SE) Subsystem The SE Subsystem is based on IBM's standard SE design of the z900 server family, also packaged on a Thinkpad inside the frame. Just like the z900, two SEs are standard on the z800 and the z800 system requires a connection to a Hardware Management Console. The code package includes a Repair & Verify package with online guided repair procedures.

Functions and Features

The following table describes the content of the ten z800 general-purpose models including, by model, the number of:

  • Processor Units (PUs)
  • Central Processors (CPs)
  • System Assist Processors (SAPs)
  • Optional Internal Coupling Facilities (ICFs)
  • Mandatory and Optional Integrated Facility for LINUX features (IFLs)
  • Spare Processor Units (Spares)
  • Available engines for Dynamic Capacity Upgrade on Demand (DCUoD)
  • Available engines for Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD)
  • Available engines for Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU)
  • Available engines for Capacity Back Up (CBU)

Note: The following information does not apply to Japan:

Each model has a mandatory quantity of CPs, SAPs, and spare PUs assigned. The 0E1 model also has one mandatory IFL. Any remaining PUs may be assigned to optional functions such as ICFs, IFLs, DCUoD, CUoD, CIU or CBU.

Note: The information in the following two tables does not apply to Japan:

Processor Unit Usage
 
 Mod PUs CPs SAPs Mand- ICFs  IFLs Spares DCUoD   CUoD    CIU     CBU
                  atory MAX   MAX  MAX    Engines Engines Engines Engines
                  IFLs                    MAX(2)  MAX(2)  MAX(2)  MAX(3)
 0E1  5   1   1    1      2    3    2      2(1)    2(1)    2(1)    2(1)
 0A1  5   1   1    0      3    3    3      3(1)    3(1)    3(1)    3(1)
 0B1  5   1   1    0      3    3    3      3(1)    3(1)    3(1)    3(1)
 0C1  5   1   1    0      3    3    3      3(1)    3(1)    3(1)    3(1)
 0X2  5   2   1    0      2    2    2      2(1)    2(1)    2(1)    2(1)
 001  5   1   1    0      3    3    3      3       3       3       3
 0A2  5   2   1    0      2    2    2      2(1)    2(1)    2(1)    2(1)
 002  5   2   1    0      2    2    2      2       2       2       2
 003  5   3   1    0      1    1    1      1       1       1       1
 004  5   4   1    0      0    0    0      0       0       0       0
 0CF  5  N/A  1   N/A     4   N/A   3     N/A     N/A      3      N/A
 0LF  5  N/A  1    1     N/A   4    3     N/A      3       3      N/A
 

Note: (1) While model upgrades to the processor itself are concurrent, some software that has been or currently is supported on z800 may not be able to take advantage of the increased capacity without performing an initial program load (IPL). See the following table for details:

OPERATING SYSTEM              IPL REQUIRED?
----------------------------  ------------------------------
OS/390 V2.8 through V2.10     Yes, for capacity chgs to 0E1,
                                0A1, 0B1, 0C1, 0X2, 0A2
z/OS V1.1 through V1.4        Yes, for capacity chgs to 0E1,
                                0A1, 0B1, 0C1, 0X2, 0A2
z/OS.e V1.3 through V1.4      Yes, for capacity chgs to 0E1,
                                0A1, 0B1, 0C1, 0X2, 0A2
Linux 2.2 and 2.4 for S/390   Yes, for all capacity changes
Linux 2.4 for zSeries         Yes, for all capacity changes
VSE/ESA V2.4 and later        Yes, for all capacity changes
TPF V4.1                      Yes, for all capacity changes
VM/ESA V2.4                   No IPL required
z/VM V3.1                     No IPL required
z/VM V4.1, V4.2, V4.3         No IPL required
 

Note: (2) ICFs and IFLs can be added concurrently if the initial LPAR setup is done properly.

Note: (3) CBU applies to whole zSeries general purpose engine additions only. It does not apply to IFL or ICF adds.

The z800 0CF has a mandatory number of SAPs and Spare PUs assigned, as illustrated in the table below. Any remaining PUs may be assigned to optional functions such as optional spares, CBU, or CUoD.

Processor Unit Usage Chart for z800 0CF
 
 Model/Feat Code      # of Engines      PUs     SAPs      Spares
 ---------------      ------------      ---     ----      ------
  0CF/3601                  1            5        1          3
  0CF/3602                  2            5        1          2
  0CF/3603                  3            5        1          1
  0CF/3604                  4            5        1          0
 

ESAME 64-bit Architecture

ESAME is a 64-bit architecture mode that is a superset of ESA/390(R). The ESAME architecture was first exploited in the z900 and is now available to customers requiring zSeries functionality with total capacity less than that currently offered by the z900.

ESAME has:

  • 64-bit general registers.

  • 64-bit integer instructions. Many ESA/390 instructions with 32-bit operands have new 64-bit and 32-to-64-bit analogs.

  • New 64-bit branch instructions. 64-bit addressing is supported for both operands and instructions.

  • 64-bit address generation. ESAME provides 64-bit virtual addressing in an address space, and 64-bit real addressing. Addressing is expanded from 2 gigabytes to 16 exebytes.

  • Exploitation of access registers to allow use of 2K multiple 64-bit address spaces.

  • 64-bit control registers. ESAME control registers can specify regions or segments, or can force virtual addresses to be treated as real addresses.

  • An expanded prefix area, from 4K to 8K bytes.

  • Instructions that provide quad word storage consistency.

The 64-bit I/O architecture offers an Indirect Address List, which allows all programs to designate data addresses for I/O. Use of 64-bit operands and general registers for all I/O instructions is added. Gigabit Ethernet architecture is expanded to allow 64-bit Queued I/O queuing structures, in addition to the 64-bit Indirect Addressing List for data addresses for I/O. IEEE Floating Point architecture adds 12 new instructions for 64-bit integer conversion. The Coupling architecture allows CFCC to drive the ISC3 and ICB3 channels and allows full CFCC 64-bit addressing. 64-bit addressing CFCC can be loaded into VM guest storage. The 64-bit SIE architecture allows an ESAME host to have an ESA/390 or ESAME guest. Zone Relocation is expanded to 64-bit for LPAR and z/VM. Use of 64-bit operands and general registers for all Crypto Coprocessor instructions and PCI Crypto instructions is added.

Hardware Offering Assumptions

Multi Chip Module (MCM)

The MCM Part Number is fully populated with five Processor Units. Model granularity is delivered via Licensed Internal Code Control Code (LICCC). The largest model (4+1) does not include a spare PU, similar to G5 and G6 offerings but different than the z900.

Memory

Minimum physical memory is 8 GB with additional offerings of 16 GB, 24 GB, and 32 GB in 8 GB increments. The z800 also contains one Keystore DIMM, which will support all memory configurations. Each DIMM pair is a Field Replaceable Unit (FRU).

Cryptography (Crypto)

The Crypto coprocessor hardware is optional on the z800. Two Crypto chips (packaged as SCMs) can be plugged onto the processor card. The Crypto SCMs are FRUs which can be plugged in the field. The PCI-Crypto cards, PCI-CC and PCI-CA, are available on all ten general-purpose models. PCI-CA only is available on the Linux only model (0LF). The Crypto coprocessor is a prerequisite for the PCI-CC and PCI-CA.

Balanced utilization of all hardware cryptographic engines is the key to the performance achievements of zSeries servers. z/OS(TM) transparently routes requests for cryptographic services to an appropriate, available engine and in the case of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) transactions, cryptographic requests are load-balanced across all available engines, taking maximum advantage of zSeries scalability.

z800 cryptographic functions are intended to include the full range of cryptographic operations used for e-business, e-commerce, and financial institution applications.

Configuration Capabilities

The Channel Subsystem provides six 1 Gigabyte/second STI links for I/O and Coupling Facility connectivity. Of these six I/O domains, four can have their Gigabyte STI links be multiplexed to four 333 Megabyte/second I/O slots. These 16 I/O slots are intended to provide ample I/O connectivity capabilities. Each of these slots can drive one of the new I/O features common with the z/900 (15-ESCON(R), FICON Express, OSA-E channels, etc.) such that 240 ESCON channels can be provided. The remaining two I/O domains can be used to drive ICB Peer CF links (CBP), IC links (ICP), and other devices that require CHPID numbers.

Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex(TM) (GDPS(TM))

The IBM eServer z800 is intended to support the Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex in the same way the IBM eServer z900 does.

In e-business, two of the most stringent demands for survival are continuous availability and near-transparent disaster recovery (D/R). Systems that deliver continuous availability combine the characteristics of high availability and continuous operations to deliver high levels of service (24x7x52). To attain the highest levels of continuous availability and near-transparent D/R, the solution should be based on geographical clusters and data mirroring. These technologies are the backbone of the Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS) solution.

Since IBM Parallel Sysplex(R) clustering technology enables resource sharing and dynamic workload balancing, enterprises are now able to dynamically manage workloads across multiple sites to achieve high levels of availability. GDPS complements a multisite Parallel Sysplex implementation, and is intended to provide a single, automated solution to dynamically manage storage subsystem mirroring (disk and tape), processors, and network resources to allow a business to attain continuous availability and near-transparent business continuity (disaster recovery) without data loss. GDPS is intended to minimize and potentially eliminate the impact of any failure, including disasters or a planned outage. It is intended to provide the ability to perform a controlled site switch for both planned and unplanned site outages, with no data loss, maintaining full data integrity across multiple volumes and storage subsystems and the ability to perform a normal Data Base Management System (DBMS) restart - not DBMS recovery - at the opposite site. GDPS is application independent (covers your complete application environment) and supports both the synchronous (PPRC) as well as the asynchronous (XRC) forms of remote copy.

GDPS is intended to provide the following functions:

  • PPRC and XRC configuration management, which automates the management of the remote copy infrastructure

  • Planned reconfiguration support, which automates operational tasks from a single point of control

  • Unplanned reconfiguration support which automates recovery from a z/OS, OS/390, software subsystem, processor, Coupling Facility, storage subsystem, or site failure

  • Automatic enablement of Capacity Back Up (CBU)

  • FlashCopy exploitation

  • Coupled XRC (CXRC) support

  • Peer to Peer Virtual Tape Server support

  • Management of Linux for zSeries images

For a more detailed description of GDPS, refer to the white paper available at the following:

www.ibm.com/server/eserver/zseries/pso/library.html

Coupling Considerations

The z800 system includes the technology intended to support Parallel Sysplex environments. If z800 systems are coupled with other z800 or z900 systems in a Parallel Sysplex cluster, it is recommended that Peer Mode ISC or ICB (CFP, CBP) links be configured for the coupling links.

Coupling connections to non-z/Architecture systems such as G5 and G6 servers can be provided via the ISC-3 (CFP) links configured as compatibility mode (CFS, CFR) links, if necessary. There will be no ICB Compatibility Mode links offered.

The z800 also supports the Internal Coupling links (ICP) for connectivity to Coupling Facilities within the same server.

The required external time reference (ETR) for Parallel Sysplex is provided via an ETR-connection to a Sysplex Timer(R) via an OSC/ETR card (which contains one port per card). This connection is included in the optional zSeries Fiber Cabling Service.

The 0CF Coupling Facility models of the z800 are intended to initially support the Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC) level 12, which includes 64-bit addressing, thus eliminating the 2GB control store limit.

Clustering Architecture--The Intelligent Resource Director

Several architecture features are provided that enable the z/OS Workload Manager (WLM) to interact with the I/O Supervisor and with the channel subsystem which is intended to provide more efficient use of the system's resources. These facilities allow the central processors, channels, and associated DASD I/O resources to be managed by z/OS WLM on a policy basis for the LPARs within the cluster. They are intended to provide z/OS WLM with the ability to dynamically interact with PR/SM (TM) in order to control the use of CPU and channel path resources within the Intelligent Resource Director(TM). Additionally, they allow z/OS WLM to prioritize the execution of queued I/O operations at the channel subsystem.

LPAR CPU Management

This architecture facility is intended to provide z/OS WLM with the ability to dynamically alter the logical partition (LP) weights for each of the logical partitions within the LPAR cluster, thereby influencing PR/SM to help each logical partition receive the percentage of shared CPU resources necessary to meet its workload goals.

Dynamic Channel Path Management (DCM)

These interfaces allow z/OS WLM to dynamically reconfigure channel path resources within the cluster and are intended to help ensure that business-critical application's I/O processing requirements, necessary to meet its work load goals, are not being delayed due to the unavailability or over utilization of channel path resources.

Channel Subsystem Priority Queuing

This facility provides z/OS's WLM with the ability to prioritize and thereby influence the channel subsystem's execution of queued I/O requests. The benefit is intended to ensure that the most important I/O across all LPARs will be handled before less important I/O requests that are waiting to use some channel.

Performance

The performance design of the z/Architecture helps to enable the entire server to support a new standard of performance for all applications by expanding upon the balanced system approach. As CMOS technology has been enhanced to support additional processing power and more engines, the IBM eServer z800 was designed to support the increase in processing power. The I/O subsystem supports greater bandwidth through the use of FICON Express and associated DASD, thus providing for larger and quicker data movement into the server. Support of larger amounts of data within the server required improved management of storage configurations made available through combination of the software operating system and hardware support of 64-bit for real and virtual storage. New coupling links in the architecture allow customers to continue to exploit the advantage of the leading clustering solution in the industry, Parallel Sysplex. The combined balanced system effect allows for dramatic increases in performance across a broad spectrum of applications.

Subchannel Constraint Relief

As users see their I/O configurations grow, and in order to meet the high storage and high availability demands of their workloads, they must define more and more devices and subchannels to their system. Moreover, users that exploit the Parallel Access Volumes (PAV) or Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy features, including the PPRC Dynamic Address Switching (P/DAS) capability, of the IBM Enterprise Storage Server may require additional subchannel growth for improved performance and continuous availability.

The z800 supports 512K HSA subchannels, the maximum for all logical partitions (LPs) and up to 63K in basic mode and for each logical partition (LP) in LPAR mode.

Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD)

Improving on IBM's G6 Capacity Upgrade on Demand capability, the z800 offers more flexible concurrent upgrades. If an installation projects that their present capacity would be satisfied by a small z800 model, but envisions growth to a larger model, Capacity Upgrade on Demand allows concurrent upgrade capability. By planning ahead, your installation can react quickly to increased capacity demands.

While model upgrades to the processor itself are concurrent, your software may not be able to take advantage of the increased capacity without performing an Initial Program Load (IPL).

Network Connectivity: OSA-Express Features

The Open Systems Adapter-Express (OSA-Express) features in combination with the z800 continue to offer you an open platform delivering integrated, direct connectivity to the Local Area Network (LAN) and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network, intended to reduce overhead and latency and to continue to reduce the total cost of computing across your enterprise.

The dual-port OSA-Express features support the Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, ATM, and Token Ring environments and are all capable of achieving line speed. Results will vary depending upon customer environment and applications.

All of the OSA-Express features can be configured to utilize Queued Direct Input/Output (QDIO), a highly efficient data transfer architecture that breaks many of the barriers associated with the Channel Control Word (CCW) architecture. QDIO supports TCP/IP environments only.

The OSA-Express Fast Ethernet, ATM, and Token Ring features can also be configured to support non-QDIO environments, either TCP/IP passthru (LCS - LAN Channel Station) or Systems Network Architecture/Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking/High Performance Routing (SNA/APPN/HPR) environments.

The software requirements for the OSA-Express features is dependent upon the operating mode and media type. Refer to the software requirements section, or to the "Open Systems Adapter-Express Customer's Guide and Reference", (SA22-7476).

HiperSockets

The HiperSockets function provides "Network in the Box" functionality that allows high-speed any-to-any connectivity among OS images within a zSeries server without requiring any physical cabling. This "Network in the Box" concept minimizes network latency and is intended to maximize bandwidth capabilities between z/VM, Linux, and z/OS images (or among combinations of these) to enable optimized e-business and ERP solutions within a single server. Up to four separate "Cluster LANs" can be configured within a server, thereby allowing OS images to be grouped according to the function they provide. These groupings are independent of sysplex affiliation.

Performance is drastically improved over the currently available OSA-Express Gigabit LPAR to LPAR latency, depending upon the workload characteristics. The z800 does a direct move from one LPAR's memory to another's memory using QDIO.

I/O--CHPIDs Assignment

The ability to assign channel paths IDs independent of the installed physical position that channel cards have within the I/O cage is a Customer Engineer-only function on the z800 Support Element that allows the active channels to be assigned CHPID numbers chosen by you. All 256 CHPID numbers may be assigned; no more 'blocked CHPIDs.'

  • Availability Mapping Tool: A Web-based tool is available through IBM's Resource Link to enable an installation to remap CHPID assignments after the server is ordered, but before it is installed. If you want to remap CHPID numbers at install time, this tool must be used to create a diskette to be provided to the install team. The tool can also optionally aid an installation in choosing channels for control units that best exploit the reliability, availability, and serviceability characteristics of the system.

Inter-System Channel (ISC-3), Integrated Cluster Bus (ICB-3), and Internal Coupling Channel (IC-3)

To help ensure Sysplex environments continue to scale with today's efficiency as IBM eServer zSeries performance grows, the zSeries coupling link design has been improved. To optimize z800 performance either between other IBM eServer zSeries servers, or among S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers(TM), two modes of coupling links are now available: Peer Mode and Compatibility Mode.

  • Peer Mode supports coupling between IBM eServer zSeries servers and provides benefits of both sender and receiver capability on the same link for reduced link requirements, increasing the amount of buffer sets (subchannels) from 2 to 7, 64 KB data buffers for performance improvements with large messages, protocol changes for better performance, and increased link capacity.

    With these design improvements, the Peer Mode ISC-3 (CFP) connections perform at 200 MB/sec for distances less than 10 km (compared to 100 MB/sec in Compatibility Mode) and, with an RPQ, at 100 MB/sec up to 20 km. Peer Mode ICB-3 (CBP) connections perform at a peak capacity of up to 1000 MB/sec, although effective data rates would be approximately 20% slower. Peer Mode Internal Coupling links (ICP) provide an effective data transfer rate of 1250 MB/sec for connectivity to coupling.

  • ISC-3 links support Compatibility mode between zSeries and S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers, or between IBM eServer zSeries servers. ICB-3 are the only ICB links supported on the z800, and thus can only be configured with other IBM eServer zSeries servers.

z800 servers support a maximum of 24 ISC-3 links; five ICB-3 links on a general-purpose z800; or six ICB-3 links on the 0CF model. The z800 general-purpose models and 0CF model also allow the definition of up to 32 internal coupling (IC-3) links.

It is not possible to get the maximum ISC-3 (24) and ICB-3 (5 or 6) on the same machine. Following are examples of combinations that are possible:

  • 24 ISC-3 plus 2 ICB-3
  • 18 ISC-3 plus 3 ICB-3
  • 12 ISC-3 plus 4 ICB-3
  • 6 ISC-3 plus 5 ICB-3

64-bit Architecture (with z/OS)

64-bit architecture is intended to eliminate bottlenecks associated with lack of addressable memory by making the addressing capability nearly unlimited (up to a theoretical 16 Exabytes. This limit compares to the prior capability of 2 Gbytes in S/390 systems). As an application's server capacity requirements grow, the requirement for greater addressability increases as well. As addressability begins to be constrained, the lack of real storage increases overhead and ultimately constrains system growth. This situation exacerbates critical situations in which explosive systems growth has been a result of successful e-business implementation.

IBM's zSeries 64-bit architecture is intended to:

  • Enable optimal use of memory resources

  • Provide for migration flexibility

  • Use a single level of operating system for both S/390 and zSeries servers, across the entire enterprise

  • Allow non disruptive testing and migration and provide for ease of transition for systems support staff

  • Ensure maximum transparency to the operating system and complete transparency to system applications

64-bit Addressing: Memory Constraint Relief

The z800 provides up to 32 GB memory and enables significant paging overhead reduction. 64-bit real addressing is intended to give immediate constraint relief to customers with real memory bottlenecks today. This is intended to benefit DB2(R), Domino, TSO, and other UNIX**-based applications.

z800 Support for Linux

The zSeries Offering for Linux offers a comprehensive server environment for multiple Linux systems on a single z800 server. zSeries Offering for Linux is an easy-to-use, high-performance Linux Offering which has the capability to have one to four enabled engines.

The S/390 Integrated Facility for LINUX previously announced for 9672 Parallel Enterprise Servers, G5 and G6, and also for IBM eServer z900 is also available on z800. This feature provides the ability for an independent processing capacity for Linux applications. An installation may purchase additional processing capacity, exclusively for Linux workloads, with no effect on the z800 model designation. No additional IBM operating system or middleware charges will be incurred due to the additional capacity unless the software is actually running in that additional capacity. The hardware feature is isolated from general use, is dedicated for Linux use only, and cannot run other IBM operating systems except z/VM Version 4.

IBM continues to support a full complement of middleware for Linux on zSeries.

IBM zSeries Fiber Cabling Service for the z800

IBM zSeries Fiber Cabling Service, available with the z800, is designed to provide you with:

  • A scalable, flexible solution tailored to support your current system environment, with the future in mind.

  • Fiber optic connectivity expertise; personnel trained to deploy a proven fiber optic cabling methodology.

  • Personalized services to effectively plan and install the fiber optic cabling needed to interoperate with your current infrastructure while planning for future needs.

  • Reliable cabling components that meet IBM physical interface specifications.

In the world of open systems and Storage Area Networks (SANs), the changing requirements for fiber optic cabling are fast becoming directly dependent upon the physical system configuration in the data center. As industry-standard components continue to be embraced in the open systems and SAN environment, the fiber optic cabling options become numerous and complex.

Today's marketplace is seeing the adoption of new Small Form Factor (SFF) fiber optic connectors, short wavelength (SX) and long wavelength (LX) laser transceivers, and increasing link speeds from 1 Gigabits per second (Gbps) to 10 Gbps. New industry-standard SFF fiber optic connectors and transceivers are utilized on the z800 ESCON and FICON Express features and must coexist with the current infrastructure that utilizes a different "family" of fiber optic connectors and transceivers.

zSeries Fiber Cabling Service is designed to deliver to you a contracted service to meet the needs of your system configuration, be it small, medium, or large. Included in this service is an analysis of your existing fiber optic infrastructure and the z800 configuration to determine the cabling options, including jumper cables and speciality cables customized for your system environment.

IBM connectivity experts will help you select the option that is best suited to achieve your business goals to simplify the z800 deployment with effective on-site fiber optic cable planning and installation support.

Cabling Responsibilities

The following tasks must be performed prior to machine installation if the cabling services contract is not purchased:

  • All fiber cable planning and support

  • All purchasing of correct qualified fiber cables

  • All installation of any required fiber mode conditioners

  • All installation of any required fiber conversion cables

  • All routing of fiber cables to correct floor cutouts for proper installation to machine
    • Use the CHPID report/mapping to accurately route all cables.

  • All labeling of fiber cables with CHPID numbers for proper installation to machine
    • Use the CHPID report/mapping to accurately label all cables.

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

TKE 5.0 workstation to enhance security and convenience:

The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) workstation (#0859) and the TKE 5.0 level of Licensed Internal Code (#0855) are optional features on the z9-109. The TKE 5.0 LIC is loaded on the TKE workstation prior to shipment. The TKE workstation offers security-rich local and remote key management, providing authorized persons a method of operational and master key entry, identification, exchange, separation, and update. The TKE workstation supports connectivity to an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) operating at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps. Up to three TKE workstations can be ordered.

Refer also to the Special Features section. Support for an optional Smart Card Reader attached to the TKE 5.0 workstation allows for the use of smart cards that 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).

IBM zSeries Satisfaction Guarantee

The following guarantee applies in applicable countries:

If you, the original user of an IBM zSeries machine, or zSeries model upgrade are dissatisfied with its quality or reliability, IBM will replace your equipment with the same machine model or model upgrade, when requested in writing by you within one year of its initial installation date. The replaced equipment must be transferred to IBM with clear title, free of liens and encumbrances, and in unaltered condition. This guarantee applies only in the country of purchase, does not apply to replacement equipment, and does not cover damage caused by alterations, misuse, accident, unsuitable physical operating environment, improper maintenance, or improper installation by a third party.

IBM may change the terms of this guarantee at any time. However, any change would not be retroactive.
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Product positioning

IBM eServer z800 Servers are intended to provide an attractively priced solution in a package that offers excellent price/performance for customers requiring zSeries functionality and total capacity less than that currently offered by the z900. The z800 offers existing S/390 and zSeries customers a transition to the new world of e-business servers exploiting z/Architecture, and is intended to take full advantage of the IBM Framework for e-business. The z800 is intended to satisfy mission- critical enterprise server requirements for e-business transaction processing and data management with the same qualities of service as the IBM eServer z900. It is a lower-entry-price, new workload platform for customers who want the zSeries qualities of service using either Linux or z/OS.e; it is ideal for VSE customers who have growing traditional S/390 workloads, have growing new Linux workloads due to e-business applications or server consolidation, or for those migrating to z/OS; and it is ideal for z/VM customers who want to consolidate Linux workloads onto a single zSeries server or who require support for varied operating system environments. In addition, z800 is an excellent application development platform for large customers or Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) requiring a 64-bit target platform.

The z800 is intended to fully exploit the IBM Framework for e-business and the middleware that implements it.
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Models

Model summary matrix

Model Description Processor
0E1 general-purpose 1-way
0A1 general-purpose 1-way
0B1 general-purpose 1-way
0C1 general-purpose 1-way
0X2 general-purpose 2-way
001 general-purpose 1-way
0A2 general-purpose 2-way
002 general-purpose 2-way
003 general-purpose 3-way
004 general-purpose 4-way
0CF Coupling Facility -

Customer setup (CSU)

None.

Devices supported

For the appropriate peripheral hardware and device attachments, contact your IBM representative.

IBM devices previously attached to IBM S/370(TM) or S/390(R) systems are supported for attachment to z800 Server channels, unless noted. The subject I/O devices must meet ESCON or FICON architecture requirements to be supported. I/O devices that meet OEMI architecture requirements are supported only via an external converter. Prerequisite Engineering Change Levels may be required. For further detail, contact IBM service personnel.

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.

Model conversions

     From               To          Description
     ----               --          -----------
  Type  Model      Type   Model
  ----  -----      ----   -----
 2066   0E1       2066   0A1(1) Entry level to sub-uniprocessor
 
 2066   0A1       2066   0B1(1) Entry level to sub-uniprocessor
 2066   0A1       2066   0C1(1) Entry level to sub-uniprocessor
 2066   0A1       2066   0X2(1) Entry level to Sub-dyadic processor
 2066   0A1       2066   001(1) Entry level to uniprocessor
 2066   0A1       2066   0A2(1) Entry level to sub-dyadic processor
 2066   0A1       2066   002(1) Entry level to dyadic processor
 2066   0A1       2066   003(1) Entry level to triadic processor
 2066   0A1       2066   004(1) Entry level to quadratic processor
 2066   0B1       2066   0C1(1) Sub-uniprocessor to sub-uniprocessor
 2066   0B1       2066   0X2(1) Sub-uni to Sub-dyadic processor
 2066   0B1       2066   001(1) Sub-uniprocessor to uniprocessor
 2066   0B1       2066   0A2(1) Sub-uniprocessor to sub-dyadic processor
 2066   0B1       2066   002(1) Sub-uniprocessor to dyadic processor
 2066   0B1       2066   003(1) Sub-uniprocessor to triadic processor
 2066   0B1       2066   004(1) Sub-uniprocessor to quadratic processor
 2066   0C1       2066   0X2(1) Sub-uni to Sub-dyadic processor
 2066   0C1       2066   001(1) Sub-uniprocessor to uniprocessor
 2066   0C1       2066   0A2(1) Sub-uniprocessor to sub-dyadic processor
 2066   0C1       2066   002(1) Sub-uniprocessor to dyadic processor
 2066   0C1       2066   003(1) Sub-uniprocessor to triadic processor
 2066   0C1       2066   004(1) Sub-uniprocessor to quadratic processor
 2066   0X2       2066   001(1) Sub-dyadic to 1-way processor
 2066   0X2       2066   0A2(1) Sub-dyadic to Sub-dyadic processor
 2066   0X2       2066   002(1) Sub-dyadic to 2-way processor
 2066   0X2       2066   003(1) Sub-dyadic to 3-way processor
 2066   0X2       2066   004(1) Sub-dyadic to 4-way processor
 2066   001       2066   0A2(1) Uniprocessor to sub-dyadic processor
 2066   001       2066   002(1) Uniprocessor to dyadic processor
 2066   001       2066   003(1) Uniprocessor to triadic processor
 2066   001       2066   004(1) Uniprocessor to quadratic processor
 
 2066   0A2       2066   002(1) Sub-dyadic processor to dyadic processor
 2066   0A2       2066   003(1) Sub-dyadic processor to triadic processor
 2066   0A2       2066   004(1) Sub-dyadic processor to quadratic
                                                               processor
 2066   002       2066   003(1) Dyadic processor to triadic processor
 2066   002       2066   004(1) Dyadic processor to quadratic processor
 
 2066   003       2066   004(1) Triadic processor to quadratic processor
 
 2066   0CF       2066   001(1) CF to uniprocessor
 2066   0CF       2066   0A2(1) CF to sub-dyadic processor
 2066   0CF       2066   002(1) CF to dyadic processor
 2066   0CF       2066   003(1) CF to triadic processor
 2066   0CF       2066   004(1) CF to quadratic processor
 
 2066   004       2064   104(1) Quadratic processor to z900 model
 

Note: (1) If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Note: There are no upgrades from other machine types (e.g., - 9672, 7060, etc.) to IBM eServer z800.
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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


The IBM eServer z800 is a zSeries branded system that is intended to provide:

  • Growth and continuity for traditional zSeries installations requiring zSeries functionality with total capacity less than that currently offered by the IBM eServer z900

  • Compatible functions and characteristics, such as reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS), comparable to the IBM eServer z900

  • zSeries coupling and clustering capabilities

  • Improved I/O capabilities and capacity as compared to the Multiprise(R) 3000

  • Continuity with existing applications and a bridge to new workloads that use IBM middleware and the IBM Framework for e-business

The z800 introduces zSeries 64-bit capability to customers requiring zSeries functionality with total capacity less than that currently offered by the IBM eServer z900.

The z800 offers:

  • Simple setup
  • A single self-contained frame package
  • Ease of installation and operation
  • Components and functions common with the z900
  • RAS features comparable to those of the z900
  • Functional similarity to the z900 at a lower cost

Physical specifications

The mechanical package for the IBM eServer z800 servers conforms to EIA guidelines for frames.

The 2066 requires 30 inches of service clearance on all four sides.

  • Width: 720.0 mm
  • Depth: 1145.6 mm
  • Height: 1810.8 mm
  • Weight: 545.0 kg

Operating environment

  • Input Supply Voltage Range: 200-240 V single phase
  • Supply Voltage Tolerance: +/-10% when input is 240 V, then +6%/-10%
  • Supply Power Frequency: 50/60 Hz
  • Frequency Tolerance: +/-3 Hz
  • Power Factor Correction: PF greater than 0.99 at rate max input current
  • Harmonic Currents: Applicable to JEIDA standard
  • Intake Air Temperature: 10-35 degrees C
  • Cooling Method: Air Flow Cooling
  • Humidity: 20 to 80 percent
  • Acoustics Noise: Category 2D, LWAu=7.0 bels, operating & idling modes
  • Vibration/Shock Resistance: 3.5 (in operate)
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility: Meets FCC Class A. CISPR and CE Conformity

Limitations

The following are not offered on the IBM eServer z800:

  • Compatibility I/O cage.

  • Parallel channels An ESCON-to-Parallel converter box is required.

  • OSA-2.

  • Internal Battery Feature (IBF) An external Universal Power System (UPS) is recommended.

  • Power Save.

  • Integrated Cluster Bus (ICB) technology prior to ICB-3.

  • Concurrent memory upgrades.

  • Upgrades INTO any z800 model (from 9672, 7060, etc.).

  • Spare PU on model 004 - similar to the largest models of 9672.

  • Individual Cable feature codes; cables are ordered via IBM's zSeries Fiber Cabling Service offered by IBM Global Services.

  • Concurrent upgrades with all software levels (Note 2).

Note 1: IFL engines can be used only to run Linux workloads.

Note 2: While model upgrades to the processor itself are concurrent, your software may not be able to take advantage of the increased capacity without performing an initial program load (IPL) as noted in the table below:

OPERATING SYSTEM              IPL REQUIRED?
----------------------------  ------------------------------
OS/390 V2.8 through V2.10     Yes, for capacity chgs to 0E1,
                                0A1, 0B1, 0C1, 0X2, 0A2
z/OS V1.1 through V1.4        Yes, for capacity chgs to 0E1,
                                0A1, 0B1, 0C1, 0X2, 0A2
z/OS.e V1.3 through V1.4      Yes, for capacity chgs to 0E1,
                                0A1, 0B1, 0C1, 0X2, 0A2
Linux V2.2 and 2.4 for S/390  Yes, for all capacity changes
Linux V2.4 for zSeries        Yes, for all capacity changes
VSE/ESA V2.4 and later        Yes, for all capacity changes
TPF V4.1                      Yes, for all capacity changes
VM/ESA V2.4                   No IPL required
z/VM V3.1                     No IPL required
Z/VM V4.1, V4.2, V4.3         No IPL required
 

Hardware requirements

For the appropriate peripheral hardware and device attachments, contact your IBM representative.

IBM devices previously attached to IBM S/370(TM) or S/390(R) systems are supported for attachment to z800 server channels, unless noted. The subject I/O devices must meet ESCON or FICON architecture requirements to be supported. I/O devices that meet OEMI architecture requirements are supported only via an external converter. Prerequisite Engineering Change Levels may be required. For further detail, contact IBM service personnel.

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.

Hardware Functions and Capabilities with the IBM eServer z800

In addition to the traditional functions of S/390 servers, the z800 provides:

  1. Enhanced Storage Protect Keys:

    The z800 has enhanced the memory storage protect key design by adding a third key array to the keystore DIMM. The arrays are parity checked and employ a Triple Voting strategy to assure accuracy.

  2. ESCON Port Sparing:

    The new ESCON 16-port I/O card is delivered with one unused port dedicated for sparing in the event of a port failure on that card. Other unused ports are available for non disruptive growth of ESCON channels.

  3. Concurrent Maintenance / Upgrade for Coupling:

    The z800 introduces concurrent maintenance for the ISC-3 adapter card. Also, coupling links may now be added concurrently when the new receiver or peer-mode coupling links have been predefined in the IOCDs, prior to an IML. This eliminates the need for scheduled downtime in the demanding sysplex environment.

  4. Crypto Coprocessors:

    The Cryptographic Coprocessor is optional on the z800. Two Crypto chips (packaged as SCMs) can be plugged onto the processor card. The Crypto SCMs are FRUs which can be plugged in the field.

  5. Concurrent Service for I/O Cards:

    All cards that plug into the I/O cage are able to be added and replaced concurrent with system operation to eliminate any need for scheduled outages to service or upgrade the I/O subsystem.

Hardware Functions and Capabilities (Standard and Optional)

  • Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD)

  • Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU)

  • Optional Cryptographic Coprocessor Feature

  • IEEE Floating Point Arithmetic support

  • CP, SAP, ICF, and IFL Sparing

  • Dynamic Memory Sparing

  • Enhanced Error Correction Code (ECC) on memory arrays

  • Application Preservation

  • Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC)

  • Internal Coupling (IC) Channels

  • Concurrent patch capability for channel functions, Hardware Management Console, Support Element, power control, CP, SAP, PR/SM LPAR, and CFCC

  • Hardware-Assisted Data Compression

  • Logical String Assist

  • TCP/IP Check Sum Assist

  • Asynchronous Pageout Facility

  • CICS Subsystem Storage Protection (improves availability by eliminating outages caused by application code overlays to CICS system code)

  • Subspace Group Facility

  • External Time Reference (ETR)

  • ESCON Channel to Channel (CTC) support, including basic mode

  • Hot plugging of channels, Open System Adapters, and coupling links to minimize unplanned outages

  • ESCON

  • OSA-Express

  • FICON Express

  • FICON Channel-to-Channel (CTC) Support

  • MOVEPAGE Facility (MVPG/1) and Enhanced MOVEPAGE (MVPG/2)

  • Scalar Enhancements (Square Root only)

  • Concurrent power and thermal maintenance

  • N+1 power supply and cooling technology

  • Independent dual power feed capability

  • Dynamic I/O reconfiguration Management (DRM)

  • DB2 Sort Assist

  • PR/SM:

    • PR/SM LPAR as a standard function

    • LPAR mode logical central processor (CP) vary on/off

    • Enhanced partition weight management

    • Enhanced Multiple Image Facility (EMIF) for sharing of ESCON channels, Coupling Facility sender channels, FICON channels, and Open Systems Adapters across PR/SM partitions

    • Automatic Reconfiguration Facility (ARF)

    • Enhanced Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration (EDSR)

    • CPU Resource Capping

    • LPAR time management reporting

    • Alternate wait management (an OS/390 function)

    • Capacity Backup Upgrades

Reliability

Parts integration reduces the number of parts in the machine, which should lead to higher reliability.

A Systems Assurance Pre-Installation Review is required for the first installation in a location. For details see the z800 Systems Assurance Product Review (SAPR) Guide (SA01-007), available via Resource Link (www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink).

Availability

The standard features that are intended to provide a high level of availability include:

  • Enhanced Processor Design:

    All z800 servers are provided with an enhanced processor design. Each central processor (CP) contains dual Instruction/Execution Units, which operate simultaneously. Results are compared, and in the event of a miscompare, Instruction Retry is invoked. This design is intended to simplify checking, and reduces CP failures due to soft errors.

  • Alternate Support Element (Standard)

  • Fault Tolerant Design:

    Fault tolerant design allows hardware recovery to be performed, in most cases, totally transparent to operation and helps reduce the need for a repair action, or defers a repair action to a convenient time scheduled by you.

  • Processor Unit Sparing:

    Spare PUs are provided, whenever the configuration allows, to maintain performance levels should an active central processor (CP), Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) feature, System Assist Processor (SAP), or Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) feature, fail on a z800 Server model. The general philosophy is to provide a spare PU whenever possible; that is, when the number of CPs, ICFs, SAPs, and IFLs is less than the total number of PUs available.

    • Sparing is transparent in all modes of operation and requires no operator intervention to invoke a spare PU (if available).

      As a further enhancement, in most cases, the application that was running on the failed CP will be preserved and will continue processing on a new CP with no customer intervention required. Refer to Enhanced Application Preservation section below.

    • Dynamic SAP Sparing/Reassignment:

      Dynamic recovery is provided for failure of the System Assist Processor (SAP). In the event of a SAP failure, if a spare PU is available, in most cases the spare PU will be dynamically activated as a new SAP. If there is no spare PU available, and the CPC has more than one CP, an active CP will be reassigned as a SAP. In either case, there is no customer intervention required. This capability helps reduce the occurrence of an unplanned outage and can permit a service action, if necessary, to be deferred to a more convenient time.

  • Enhanced Application Preservation:

    Application Preservation captures the machine state in the event of a CP failure and will, in most cases, switch processing to a spare PU or another active CP without intervention. This capability helps reduce unplanned outages, helps reduce intervention in the recovery process, and helps to preserve your application processing environment.

  • Dynamic ICF Expansion:

    Dynamic ICF Expansion is a function that allows a Coupling Facility (CF) logical partition with dedicated ICF processors to acquire additional processing power from the LPAR pool of shared general-purpose CPs or shared ICFs being used to execute production and/or test work on the system. This function is very useful when the CF logical partition in a z800 general-purpose model backs up another Coupling Facility. In this event, the CF logical partition, using Dynamic ICF Expansion, can acquire additional processing capacity to handle the full Coupling Facility workload. Also, Dynamic ICF Expansion can be used to handle a peak workload situation when the CF logical partition is being used as the primary Coupling Facility. This feature adds considerable flexibility to the configurability of the CF logical partition in z800 general-purpose models and optimizes the use of the processing power in the system.

    The Dynamic ICF Expansion feature is available to every CF logical partition with dedicated ICF processors. Each ICF coupling facility partition has its own ability to specify the number of ICF features that are dedicated to that partition and the amount of additional capability it can acquire. The tradeoff between using ICF features and the CPs in the LPAR shared pool is the exemption from software license fees.

    Dynamic ICF Expansion is available on all z800 general purpose models.

  • Dynamic Coupling Facility Dispatching:

    The Dynamic Coupling Facility (CF) Dispatching function helps enable continuous computing in the event of a Coupling Facility failure without requiring a stand-alone backup Coupling Facility. Enhanced dispatching algorithms help you to define a backup Coupling Facility in a logical partition (LPAR) on your system. While this logical partition is in backup mode, although it is sharing resources with other LPARs running other active workload, it uses very little processor resource. When the backup CF becomes active, only the resource necessary to provide coupling is allocated.

  • Error Correction Code (ECC):

    Memory error checking and correction code is intended to detect and correct single bit errors. Also, because of the memory structure design, errors due to a single memory chip failure are corrected.

  • Dynamic Memory Sparing:

    Memory DIMMs are equipped with spare memory chips. During normal operations, the system monitors and records accumulation of failing bits in memory chips that are corrected by ECC. Before a failure threshold is reached, which could result in an error that cannot be corrected, the system invokes a spare memory chip in place of the one with the accumulated failing bits. This action may prevent an unscheduled outage for replacement of memory DIMMs.

  • LPAR Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration (DSR):

    PR/SM LPAR storage reconfigurations can occur, allowing non disruptive addition or removal to any partition with a cooperating guest.

  • Enhanced LPAR Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration:

    This capability removes the restriction of storage reconfigurations being possible only from an adjacent and above logical partition.

  • Single Storage Pool:

    The single storage pool function is provided on z800 general-purpose models. With this function, all physical storage is dynamically designated by LPAR as either central storage or expanded storage as requirements of active logical partitions dictate.

    As a result, the need to pre designate storage as either central storage or expanded storage prior to IML into LPAR mode on the Storage Page of the RESET Profile panel is no longer necessary and is no longer provided. The system programmer now has greater flexibility when planning the division of storage in order to satisfy anticipated logical partition definitions.

    Without this function, a non-optimum designation of storage might be made in order to accommodate a range of logical partition definitions that typically vary from time to time. Single storage pool streamlines the planning effort for any configuration as the need arises. This function aids in the migration from 31-bit OS/390 where logical partitions are, at most, 2 GB of central storage plus optional expanded storage, to 64 bit z/OS, where logical partitions use only central storage and no expanded storage.

  • Subsystem Storage Protect:

    Subsystem storage protection and subspace group facility support, for use with CICS/ESA, prevents application software from overwriting CICS system software, control blocks, and address spaces.

  • Scrubbing:

    Storage background scrubbing provides continuous monitoring of storage for the correction of detected faults before the storage is used.

  • Dynamic I/O Configuration:

    Dynamic I/O configuration enhances system availability by supporting the dynamic addition, removal, or modification of channel paths, control units, I/O devices, and I/O configuration definitions to both hardware and software without requiring a planned outage.

  • Concurrent Channel Upgrade within the I/O cage:

    It is possible to concurrently add ESCON, FICON Express, OSA-Express and OSA channels and Coupling Facility Links, provided an STI is available and there are unused channel positions and channel adapter cards (for channels) or Coupling Links available. This capability may help eliminate an outage to upgrade the channel configuration.

  • Concurrent Channel Maintenance:

    Concurrent channel maintenance allows replacement of a channel card without having to take the system or the channel group down. All CHPIDs on the affected card must be configured offline.

  • Dual Power Feeds:

    The power system offers dual primary (AC) power feeds. Each feed is electrically isolated and enables redundant power paths to each server. To take full advantage of the redundant power paths built into the z800, it is necessary to provide dual electrical service to the server to minimize any outage due to a single-path power interruption.

  • Redundant Power Thermal Subsystem:

    The AC and DC power subsystems are designed with N+1 redundancy. Failure of a single power thermal component does not need to cause a system outage.

  • Storage Recovery:

    z800 servers have error checking and correction of L2 and L3 storage. The servers also have line delete for L1 and L2 Caches and Directories and line relocate for the Caches and L2 Directory. z800 servers perform ECC, background scrubbing, and dynamic sparing of L3, L4 memory, as well as ECC on the system memory buses.

  • External Time Reference (ETR):

    The Sysplex Timer has been a key element in the Parallel Sysplex environment since its introduction. It is intended to ensure that multiple z/OS and OS/390 systems can appear as a single system image, synchronizing the Time-of-Day (TOD) clocks of all of the attached systems, helping to ensure a consistent time stamp. When multiple systems update the same database, all updates are time-stamped in sequence.

    The ETR function is now standard on zSeries. There are two ETR cards located in the CEC cage, each with a fiber optic connection to provide the capability to attach to the Sysplex Timers. Previously, the ETR feature was optional.

    The z800 ETR connections have an optical transceiver that supports the ESCON Duplex connector and 62.5/125-multimode fiber.

  • Concurrent Hardware Maintenance:

    Concurrent maintenance helps enable the replacement of failed units concurrently with system operation. This enhances the processor availability by reducing the need for a system outage to effect the repair. Concurrent maintenance capability exists for the following elements:

    • Power/Thermal
    • ESCON channels
    • FICON Express
    • Coupling links
    • Integrated cluster bus (STI) cable
    • OSA-Express
    • Hardware Management Console
    • Support Element
    • Concurrent Licensed Internal Code
    • External Time Reference (ETR) - depending on ETR link operation
    • Patch Enhancements

    Concurrent Code Patch allows the activation of a patch concurrent with system operation, thereby increasing the availability of the processor by reducing scheduled outage for LIC maintenance. This capability exists for code for the following elements:

    • CP
    • SAP
    • LPAR
    • Coupling Facility Control Code
    • Power/Thermal
    • ESCON channels
    • FICON Express
    • Coupling links
    • Integrated cluster bus channels
    • Internal coupling channels
    • OSA-Express
    • Hardware Management Console
    • Support Element

Note: Not all patches are non disruptive. Some patches still require a Power On Reset to be activated.

The optional features that provide a high level of availability include:

  • Redundant Coupling Links:

    Redundant Coupling Links can be configured between a processor and the Coupling Facility. This potentially removes a single point of failure for the processor's data sharing capability in the Parallel Sysplex environment.

  • Capacity Upgrade on Demand:

    CUoD is intended to provide the capability to add CPs, ICFs, and IFLs non disruptively in most cases, eliminating the need for a scheduled outage.

  • Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU):

    CIU is intended to provide the customer the capability to add CPs, ICFs, and IFLs non disruptively in most cases, eliminating the need for a scheduled outage.

  • Capacity Back Up (CBU):

    CBU can enable automatic management of a reserved processor unit (PU) provided by the CBU feature in the event of a processor failure.

Serviceability

The standard features that are intended to provide a high level of serviceability include:

  • Automatic error detection and fault isolation concurrent with system operation

  • Automatic remote support capability

  • High degree of concurrent maintenance capability in hardware and code

  • Multiple Channel Swap - an enhancement for channel problem determination allowing up to four channels to be swapped

  • Status Panel showing status of N+1 power system

  • Enhanced diagnostics for coupling links

Software requirements

IBM eServer z800 Software Support

The IBM eServer z800 is supported by the following operating systems:

  • z/OS.e, an offering for the IBM eServer zSeries 800 designed for new workloads. It has the same code base as the z/OS operating system customized with new system parameters. As a specially priced offering of z/OS, z/OS.e provides select function at an attractive price. z/OS.e is intended to help customers exploit the fast growing world of next generation e-business.

    z/OS and z/OS.e must both be run in 64-bit mode on a z800 server. z/OS is required to run in 64-bit mode on z900 and z800 servers. z/OS.e can run only on a z800 server.

  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 9 and 10(1)

  • z/OS Version 1 Release 1(1), 2(1), 3(1), and 4(1)

  • z/OS.e Version 1 Releases 3(1) and 4(1)

    • z/OS and z/OS.e must both be run in 64-bit mode on a z800 server.

    • z/OS is required to run in 64-bit mode on z900 and z800 servers.

    • z/OS.e can run only on a z800 server.

    Note: z/OS 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 may be eligible for the z/OS Bimodal Migration Accommodation software. See Software Announcement 202-190, dated August 13, 2002 for information.

  • VM Versions:
    • VM/ESA(TM) Version 2.4
    • z/VM Versions 3.1(1), 4.1(1), 4.2(1), and 4.3(1)

  • VSE/ESA(TM) Versions 2.5 and later

  • TPF Version 4.1

  • Linux:
    • Kernel 2.2 based Linux for S/390 - 31 bit Distribution
    • Kernel 2.4 based Linux for S/390 - 31 bit Distribution
    • Kernel 2.4 based Linux for zSeries - 64 bit Distribution

The IBM eServer z800 does NOT support operating systems in 370 mode.

Note: (1) Indicates planned availability levels that support 64-bit Real Architecture.

Support Levels and Schedules for all Operating Systems, Applications

The operating system planned availability dates shown below may not always match the z800 GA dates. The z800 systems will be supported at planned availability by the then currently available releases of the operating systems as listed above. Where necessary, APARs and/or SPEs will be provided.

OS/390, z/OS

Support in Basic mode and LPAR mode will be provided as follows:

  • OS/390 Releases Supported:

    • OS/390 V2R9

    • OS/390 V2R10

  • z/OS Releases Supported (must be run in 64-bit on z900 and z800 server):
    • z/OS V1.1
    • z/OS V1.2
    • z/OS V1.3
    • z/OS V1.4

Note: z/OS 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 may be eligible for the z/OS Bimodal Migration Accommodation software. See Software Announcement 202-190, dated August 13, 2002 for information.

z/OS.e

Releases, Support in LPAR mode only:

  • z/OS.e V1.3
  • z/OS.e V1.4

VM

Support in Basic mode and LPAR mode:

Releases Supported:

  • VM/ESA 2.4 with APARs VM62676, VM62811, VM62942, and VM62665 (does not support Integrated Facility for Linux engines)
  • z/VM 3.1 (does not support Integrated Facility for Linux engines)
  • z/VM 4.1
  • z/VM 4.2 with APARs VM62938 and PQ51738 (required for HiperSockets support)
  • z/VM 4.3

VSE

Support in Basic Mode and LPAR Mode:

Releases Supported:

  • VSE/ESA V2.5
  • VSE/ESA V2.6

TPF

Releases Supported:

  • TPF V4.1

Software requirements for the OSA-Express Features

The minimum software requirements for the Open Systems Adapter-Express (OSA-Express) features are identified below:

Note: The Queued Direct Input/Output (QDIO) mode described herein is for TCP/IP traffic only. The non-QDIO mode described herein is for Systems Network Architecture/Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking/High Performance Routing (SNA/APPN/HPR) traffic and/or TCP/IP traffic (LAN Channel Station - LCS).

Gigabit Ethernet supports IP traffic only, and therefore supports only the QDIO mode. Fast Ethernet and Token Ring are supported both in the QDIO and non-QDIO modes. If a 155 ATM feature is configured for Ethernet LAN Emulation, the QDIO mode is supported. The 155 ATM features support the non-QDIO mode.

The QDIO mode and the non-QDIO mode are mutually exclusive. Each port on an OSA-Express feature (two ports per feature) can be configured for only one mode, QDIO or non-QDIO. The non-QDIO mode requires the use of the Open Systems Adapter Support Facility (OSA/SF) for setup and customization.

For OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet; QDIO mode only

  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 7 and Communications Server (an element of OS/390) with PTFs

  • z/VM Version 3 Release 1 with TCP/IP feature 3A0

    • For IP Multicast support

  • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 4 with TCP/IP feature for guest support

  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6

    • TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4

  • For Linux support, visit the Web site at the following:
    http://www10.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/linux390

  • TPF Version 4.1 with PUT 13 or higher; requires APAR J27333

For OSA-Express Fast Ethernet QDIO mode

One or more of the following is required:

  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 8 and Communications Server (an element of OS/390) with PTFs

  • z/VM Version 3 Release 1 with TCP/IP feature 330

    • For IP Multicast support

  • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 4 with TCP/IP feature

  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6

    • TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4

  • For Linux support, visit the Web site at the following:
    http://www10.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/linux390.

For OSA-Express Fast Ethernet non-QDIO mode

One or more of the following is required.

  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 and Communications Server (an element of OS/390)

  • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 4

    • TCP/IP feature in VM/ESA Version 2 Release 4

    • ACF/VTAM for VM/ESA Version 4 Release 2.0

  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 (TCP/IP support only; LAN Channel Station - LCS)

    • TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4

For OSA-Express 155 ATM Ethernet LAN Emulation QDIO mode

One or more of the following is required:

  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 8 and Communications Server (an element of OS/390) with PTFs

  • z/VM Version 3 Release 1 with TCP/IP feature 330

    • For IP Multicast support

  • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 4 with TCP/IP feature

  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6

For OSA-Express 155 ATM non-QDIO mode

One or more of the following is required.

  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 and Communications Server (an element of OS/390)

  • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 4 with TCP/IP feature

    • For Native ATM (classical IP - RFC 1577, RFC 2225)

  • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 4

    • TCP/IP feature in VM/ESA Version 2 Release 4

    • ACF/VTAM for VM/ESA Version 4 Release 2.0

  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 (TCP/IP support only; LAN Channel Station - LCS)

    • TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4

For OSA-Express Token Ring QDIO mode

One or more of the following is required.

  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 10 and Communications Server (an element of OS/390)

  • z/VM Version 4 Release 2 with TCP/IP feature 420

  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6

  • For Linux support, visit the Web site at the following:
    http://www10.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/linux390

For OSA-Express Token Ring non-QDIO mode

One or more of the following is required:

  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 with PTFs and Communications Server (an element of OS/390)

  • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 4
    • TCP/IP feature in VM Version 2 Release 4
    • ACF/VTAM for VM/ESA Version 4 Release 2

  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6

    • TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4

The Open Systems Adapter Support Facility Version 2 Release 1 (OSA/SF) is required for the OSA features under the following circumstances.

  • For setup and customization of OSA-Express Fast Ethernet and OSA-Express Token Ring if not using the default OSA Address Table (OAT), or if configured for TCP/IP LAN Channel Station - LCS.

  • For setup and customization of the OSA-Express 155 ATM features if running in non-QDIO mode or if using the QDIO mode with 155 ATM Ethernet LAN Emulation. OSA/SF is used for the definition of the emulated/logical ports.

OSA/SF is available for the z/OS, OS/390, z/VM, VM/ESA, and VSE/ESA environments as identified below.

  • OSA/SF Version 2 Release 1 is a separate program product (5655-B57) for OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 and Release 7.

  • OSA/SF is provided with and supported on OS/390 V2R8.

  • OSA/SF is provided with and supported on VM/ESA V2R4.

  • OSA/SF is provided with and supported on all versions/releases of z/VM.

  • OSA/SF is provided with and supported on VSE/ESA V2R4.

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Publications

The following publications are shipped with the product:

  • Install Manual: G229-9023
  • Service Guide: G229-9029
  • Safety Inspection: G229-9031

Publications for zSeries 800

Publications for the zSeries 800 can be obtained via Resource Link by accessing the following URL:

www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

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

z800 publications are available in the Library section of Resource Link:

  1. System Overview: SA22-1028

z800 publications available at general availability in the Library section of Resource Link:

  1. Open Systems Adapter-Express Customer's Guide and Reference: SA22-7476

  2. PR/SM Planning Guide: SB10-7033

  3. Stand-Alone IOCP User's Guide: SB10-7032

  4. IOCP User's Guide: SB10-7029

  5. ESCON and FICON CTC Reference: SB10-7034

  6. HMC Guide: (The form number for this document will change with the version number. Check the Resource Link Library for the current document.)

  7. Operation Guide: (The form number for this document will change with the version number. Check the Resource Link Library for the current document.)

  8. Managing Your Processors: GC38-0452

  9. API Guide: SB10-7030

  10. Maintenance Information for Desktop Consoles: G229-3115

  11. Maintenance Information for ThinkPad Consoles: G229-3117

  12. Parts Catalog: G123-7473

  13. Maintenance Information for Fiber Optic Links: SY27-2597

  14. Planning for Fiber Optic Links: GA23-0367

  15. Fiber Optic Cleaning Procedures: SY27-2604

Publications available at general availability of z800 in the Library section of Resource Link and as part of publications ship group:

  1. Install Manual: G229-9023
  2. Service Guide: G229-9029
  3. Safety Inspection: G229-9031

IBM Resource Link

IBM's e-business strategy is evolving in sophistication from simple delivery of e-business applications to more advanced applications.

IBM Resource Link is the Web site for product planning, administering, training, and communicating with customers and Business Partners for zSeries 800. Resource Link is designed to increase your satisfaction, reduce warranty and installation costs, provide timely support and deliver customized product information.

Initially available on September 30, 1999, Resource Link provides post-sale information and support using the Internet. The primary areas include planning, education, library, forums, and technical support for Enterprise Servers.

Resource Link continues to extend this function to IBM eServer zSeries 800. Resource Link function includes:

  • Customized Planning Aid:

    This tool provides a streamlined plan for the installation of a system. Each aid will be tailored to a specific order and used as a guide to hardware planning information.

  • Forums:

    Forums provide online collaboration for sharing ideas and concepts between IBM and customers who participate in the product introduction programs for zSeries 800 hardware and the early ship programs for z/OS software products. "Up-to-the-minute" information is available about program status, etc.

  • Web-based multimedia education:

    Education is provided to keep up with rapidly changing technology. Numerous courses have been developed to teach you basic system operation and provide guidance on specific tasks and tools. The course catalog is continually expanding as new system functions and features are added.

  • Access to cross-server technical support:

    Part of the technical support function within the Resource Link site, cross-server technical support allows customers and Business Partners to quickly locate Web-based and non-Web-based technical support information and services for all IBM server products. It also provides the ability to obtain assistance from IBM if your needs require more than the Web site offers.

  • Personalization of site content:

    "Subscription" allows customers and Business Partners to organize site content by specifying their interests in the area called 'personal folders.' Site-resident content is "pushed" to you by e-mail, notifying you of updates and changes. This is particularly useful for remaining current on such things as product publications, hardware planning material, and certain machine information.

Some specific current functions in support of the z800 include:

  • A CHPID Mapping Tool that allows you to change the default CHPID numbers for the channels on your IBM eServer zSeries 800

  • Installation planning details by machine serial number configuration, which define unique requirements for individual orders

  • Specific machine data and information, based on serial number, including account numbers and warranty information, that provides:

    • EC/MCL levels and descriptions of MCLs not yet installed

    • Ability to register for e-mail notification if MCL apply is overdue

    • Ability to register for e-mail notification if a HIPER MCL is released for the affected machine

  • N+1 power status (if enabled), obtained from the last scheduled call home, which provides the ability to register for e-mail if N+1 power is not available

  • Second SE status (if enabled), obtained from the last scheduled call home, which provides the ability to register for e-mail if second SE is not operating

  • Weekly call home status (if enabled), which provides the ability to register for e-mail if weekly call home stops

  • Listing of all HIPER MCLs with descriptions

  • Purpose and Description files for all microcode versions

  • Registered interest across the entire site

  • Push technology that dynamically informs you of internal code status and changes

  • Rapid information access that uses the Web as the first source of IBM information

  • Web-based multimedia education that keeps up with rapidly changing technology

  • Ability to push solutions and information to you based on personal knowledge and preferences

  • Access to Q&As and the opportunity to comment on ideas and concepts

  • Profile-driven e-mail leverages our account knowledge and allow rapid push of product technology offerings, announcements, and press releases

Once you get to the site, instructions are provided for obtaining a password and ID that will gain you access to this powerful information source. IBM's Customer Care Advantage includes publications that support the zSeries.

Technical Support Portal is world-class, Web-based technical support. Navigate and access related Web sites to find technical support libraries, user-to-user collaboration, installation planning, and access to geography local support teams.

For more information refer to:

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

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Features
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Features - No charge

(#1750) LICC Ship Via Net Indicator

This feature code will be generated by the e-config tool on all orders which are requested to be shipped entirely over the network with no materials being shipped.

(#9898)- Customer Intiated Upgrade (CIU) is enabled on the system

A no charge record flag

(#9899)- Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU) activation feature

A field installable feature to flag that this upgrade is being made using CIU.

Feature - Chargeable

Description               Machine  Model  Feature
------------------------- -------  -----  -------
zSeries 800                2066
 
                                   001-004
                                   0A1,0B1,
                                   0C1,0E1,
                                   0A2,0CF
                                   0LF,0X2
HMC w/TokenRing,En,   DVD-Black            0076
HMC w/Dual EN,   DVD - Black               0077
HMC w/Token Ring, EN  , Dvd-Black          0078
HMC w/Dual EN, DVD - Black                 0079
HMC w/TR, and EN, DVD - Black              0080
TKE with Ethernet (EN)                     0849
TKE with Token Ring (TR)                   0846
TKE with Token Ring (TR)                   0896
TKE with Ethernet (EN)                     0899
17" Flat panel display                     6094
20" Flat panel display                     6095
                                    0E1
                                    0A1
                                    0B1
                                    0C1
                                    0X2
                                    001
                                    0A2
                                    002
                                    003
                                    004
                                    0CF
0E1 1-way Processor                 0E1    4599
0A1 1-way Processor                 0A1    4600
0B1 1-way Processor                 0B1    4601
0C1 1-way Processor                 0C1    4602
0X2 2-way Processor                 0X2    4598
001 1-way Processor                 001    4603
0A2 2-way Processor                 0A2    4604
002 2-way Processor                 002    4605
003 3-way Processor                 003    4606
004 4-way Processor                 004    4607
 
0CF 1-engine Coupling Facility      0CF    3601
0CF 2-engine Coupling Facility      0CF    3602
0CF 3-engine Coupling Facility      0CF    3603
0CF 4-engine Coupling Facility      0CF    3604
 
STANDARD FEATURES (for all models):
Base Frame                                 2000
 
Service Element (SE):
SE (Token Ring / Ethernet)                 0086
SE (Dual Ethernet)                         0087
 
Language (choose one):
 US English                                2924
 France                                    2928
 German                                    2929
 Spanish                                   2930
 Spain                                     2931
 Italian                                   2932
 Canadian / French                         2935
 Portugal                                  2978
 Brazilian / Portuguese                    2979
 UK English                                2980
 Norwegian                                 2983
 Sweden / Finland                          2987
 Netherlands                               2988
 Belgian / French                          2989
 Denmark                                   2993
 Swiss / French / German                   2997
 Luxembourg Orders Placed in Belgium       5560
 Iceland Orders Placed in Denmark          5561
 China Orders Placed in Hong Kong          5562
 
Structure (choose one modem type and/or one hemisphere):
 110 v Modem                               2940
 220 v Modem                               2941
 Northern Hemisphere (US Default)          9930
 Southern Hemisphere                       9931
 
Line Cords (choose one):
  6 ft Chicago Line Cord/with Hubbell      2700
 14 ft US/Canada/Japan with Hubbell        2701
 14 ft World Trade Line Cord               2702
 
OPTIONAL FEATURES:
 
Server:
 IFL Engines on General Purpose Model      3700
 ICF Engines on General Purpose Model      3702
 Capacity Back Up                          3704
 Customer Initiated Upgrade Enablement     9898
 Customer Initiated Upgrade Flag           9899
 
Storage:
 8GB Memory increment (max of 3)           1208
 
Fiber Quick Connect (FQC)
 MTP Base Bracket                          7933
 MTP Additional Brackets                   7934
 MTRJ 6 ft Harnesses (5)                   7935
 
I/O and Logic:
 ICB Cable                                 0227
 ISC-M Card                                0217
 ISC-D Card                                0218
 ISC Port on FC 0218 Card                  0219
 STI-M Card                                0222
 PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCI-CC)    0861
 PCI Cryptographic Accelerator (PCI-CA)    0862
 Triple DES PCI                            0865
 TKE/Token Ring                            0866
 TKE/Ethernet                              0869
 TKE Hardware (Token Ring)                 0876
 TKE Hardware (Ethernet)                   0879
 TDES Crypto Enablement                    0875
 TKE/Token Ring                            0886
 TKE/Ethernet                              0889
 ICB-3 Function                            0993
 FICON Express LX                          2319
 FICON Express SX                          2320
 16-Port ESCON Card                        2323
 ESCON Port Function                       2324
 OSA-Express 155 ATM SM                    2362
 OSA-Express 155 ATM MM                    2363
 OSA-Express GbE LX                        2364
 OSA-Express GbE SX                        2365
 OSA-Express Fast Ethernet                 2366
 OSA-Express Token Ring                    2367
 
Power:
 PSC24V Card                               0223
 Power Sequence Control                    6402
 
Miscellaneous:
 Crypto Hardware Indicator                 0800
 EMEA Special Ops                          1022
 Custom Quick Ship                         1748
 JCM Ops                                   2029
 Full Airflow Card                         0112
 ISC-D Airflow                             0113
 Airflow (PSC24V and STI-M)                0225
 Electronic LICCC                          1750
 
Service Element (SE):
 8 port MAU                                0088
 8 port HUB                                0089
 
Hardware Management Console (HMC):
 HMC - White                               0073
 17" White Console Display                 6090
 21" White Console Display                 6091
 Token Ring/HMC                            0023
 Ethernet/HMC                              0024
 DVD                                       0047
 HMC w/TR, Ethernet, DVD -  Black          0074
 HMC w/TR, Ethernet, DVD -  Black          0075
 17" Business Black Console Display        6092
 21" Business Black Console Display        6093
 
Feature Conversions:
 
  Type      From      To     Description
  ----      ----     ----    ------------------------------
  2066      4599     4601(1) 0E1 model upgrade to 0A1 model
  2066      4600     4601(1) 0A1 model upgrade to 0B1 model
  2066      4600     4602(1) 0A1 model upgrade to 0C1 model
  2066      4600     4598(1) 0A1 model upgrade to 0X2 model
  2066      4600     4603(1) 0A1 model upgrade to 001 model
  2066      4600     4604(1) 0A1 model upgrade to 0A2 model
  2066      4600     4605(1) 0A1 model upgrade to 002 model
  2066      4600     4606(1) 0A1 model upgrade to 003 model
  2066      4600     4607(1) 0A1 model upgrade to 004 model
  2066      4601     4602(1) 0B1 model upgrade to 0C1 model
  2066      4601     4598(1) 0B1 model upgrade to 0X2 model
  2066      4601     4603(1) 0B1 model upgrade to 001 model
  2066      4601     4604(1) 0B1 model upgrade to 0A2 model
  2066      4601     4605(1) 0B1 model upgrade to 002 model
  2066      4601     4606(1) 0B1 model upgrade to 003 model
  2066      4601     4607(1) 0B1 model upgrade to 004 model
  2066      4602     4598(1) 0C1 model upgrade to 0X2 model
  2066      4602     4603(1) 0C1 model upgrade to 001 model
  2066      4602     4604(1) 0C1 model upgrade to 0A2 model
  2066      4602     4605(1) 0C1 model upgrade to 002 model
  2066      4602     4606(1) 0C1 model upgrade to 003 model
  2066      4602     4607(1) 0C1 model upgrade to 004 model
  2066      4598     4603(1) 0X2 model upgrade to 001 model
  2066      4598     4604(1) 0X2 model upgrade to 0A2 model
  2066      4598     4605(1) 0X2 model upgrade to 002 model
  2066      4598     4606(1) 0X2 model upgrade to 003 model
  2066      4598     4607(1) 0X2 model upgrade to 004 model
  2066      4603     4604(1) 001 model upgrade to 0A2 model
  2066      4603     4605(1) 001 model upgrade to 002 model
  2066      4603     4606(1) 001 model upgrade to 003 model
  2066      4603     4607(1) 001 model upgrade to 004 model
  2066      4604     4605(1) 0A2 model upgrade to 002 model
  2066      4604     4606(1) 0A2 model upgrade to 003 model
  2066      4604     4607(1) 0A2 model upgrade to 004 model
  2066      4605     4606(1) 002 model upgrade to 003 model
  2066      4605     4607(1) 002 model upgrade to 003 model
  2066      4606     4607(1) 003 model upgrade to 004 model
  2066      3601     3602(1) 1CF to 2CF Upgrade
  2066      3601     3603(1) 1CF to 3CF Upgrade
  2066      3601     3604(1) 1CF to 4CF Upgrade
  2066      3602     3603(1) 2CF to 3CF Upgrade
  2066      3602     3604(1) 2CF to 4CF Upgrade
  2066      3603     3604(1) 3CF to 4CF Upgrade
  2066      3601     4603(1) 1CF to 001 Upgrade
  2066      3601     4604(1) 1CF to 0A2 Upgrade
  2066      3601     4605(1) 1CF to 002 Upgrade
  2066      3601     4606(1) 1CF to 003 Upgrade
  2066      3601     4607(1) 1CF to 004 Upgrade
  2066      3602     4605(1) 2CF to 002 Upgrade
  2066      3602     4606(1) 2CF to 003 Upgrade
  2066      3602     4607(1) 2CF to 004 Upgrade
  2066      3603     4606(1) 3CF to 003 Upgrade
  2066      3603     4607(1) 3CF to 004 Upgrade
  2066      3604     4607(1) 4CF to 004 Upgrade
  2066      0086     0087(1)(2)TR/Enet SE to Dual Enet SE
  2066      4607     1054(1) 2066 model 004 to 2064 model 104
 

Note: (1) If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Note: (2) Valid on all models.

(#0075) HMC

(No Longer Available as of January 28, 2005)

This HMC is available in place of the currently orderable HMCs (#0073, #0074). This HMC has a DVD-RAM drive, ethernet and token ring capabilities built in.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 4
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The PC3270 PCI Adapter feature (#0036) and the PCI-WAC Adapter feature (#0038) are not available with this HMC.
  • Customer Setup: No
  • Limitations: None

(#0076) Hardware Management Console with dual Ethernet

(No Longer Available as of January 28, 2005)

Key Prerequisite: Feature 0076 is available only to customers who currently have Feature 0075. The Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a 4x4 PCI machine designed to provide a single point of control and single system image for managing local or remote hardware elements. The HMC comes with two Ethernets, consisting of an Ethernet adapter and built in Ethernet support on the motherboard, and one mouse.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Four features
  • Prerequisites: feature 0075
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: IBM supplies a LAN connection package which includes One Ethernet cable (15.24m/50ft) with a connector for the 9-pin D shell on one end and the other end with a RJ-45 connector; one Token Ring cable (2.50m/8.2 ft) and one Token Ring cable (22.86m/75ft) both with RF-45 connectors on each end; and one Token Ring wrap plug.

(#0077) Hardware Management Console with dual Ethernet

Feature 0077 is the first IBM zSeries HMC with Dual Ethernet; it may be ordered to replace Feature 0075. The Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a 4x4 PCI machine designed to provide a single point of control and single system image for managing local or remote hardware elements. The HMC comes with two Ethernets, consisting of an Ethernet adapter and built in support on the motherboard, and one mouse.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Four features
  • Prerequisites: feature 0075
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: IBM supplies a LAN connection package which includes One Ethernet cable (15.24m/50ft) with a connector for the 9-pin D shell on one end and the other end with a RJ-45 connector; one Token Ring cable (2.50m/8.2 ft) and one Token Ring cable (22.86m/75ft) both with RF-45 connectors on each end; and one Token Ring wrap plug.

(#0078) Hardware Management Console with Ethernet and Token Ring

Feature 0078 replaces the currently orderable feature: 0075. The Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a 4x4 PCI machine designed to provide a single point of control and single system image for managing local or remote hardware elements. The HMC HMC comes with one Ethernet, one Token Ring, and one mouse.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Four features
  • Prerequisites: feature 0075
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: IBM supplies a LAN connection package which includes One Ethernet cable (15.24m/50ft) with a connector for the 9-pin D shell on one end and the other end with a RJ-45 connector; one Token Ring cable (2.50m/8.2 ft) and one Token Ring cable (22.86m/75ft) both with RF-45 connectors on each end; and one Token Ring wrap plug.

(#0079) Hardware Management Console with dual Ethernet

Note: Feature 0079 may be ordered to replace Feature 0077.

The Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a 4x4 desktop system designed to provide a single point of control and single system image for managing local or remote hardware elements. The HMC comes with two Ethernets, consisting of an Ethernet adapter and built in support on the motherboard, and one mouse.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Ten features
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: IBM supplies a LAN connection package which includes One Ethernet cable (15.24m/50ft) with a connector for the 9-pin D shell on one end and the other end with a RJ-45 connector; one Token Ring cable (2.50m/8.2 ft) and one Token Ring cable (22.86m/75ft) both with RF-45 connectors on each end; and one Token Ring wrap plug.

(#0080) Hardware Management Console with Ethernet and Token Ring

Note: Feature 0080 may be ordered to replace Feature 0078.

The Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a 4x4 desktop system designed to provide a single point of control and single system image for managing local or remote hardware elements. The HMC comes with one Ethernet, one Token Ring, and one mouse.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Ten features
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: IBM supplies a LAN connection package which includes One Ethernet cable (15.24m/50ft) with a connector for the 9-pin D shell on one end and the other end with a RJ-45 connector; one Token Ring cable (2.50m/8.2 ft) and one Token Ring cable (22.86m/75ft) both with RF-45 connectors on each end; and one Token Ring wrap plug.

(#0089) Ethernet Switch (Former HUB)

The Ethernet Switch (former HUB) is a 16-port 10/100 Mbps standalone, unmanaged switch. The Ethernet Switch will integrate Ethernet and Fast Ethernet.

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

(#0217) ISC-M

(#0218) ISC-D

(#0219) ISC-3 Port

The InterSystem Coupling-3 (ISC-3) feature represents the third generation of coupling technology. The ISC-3 feature is used by coupled systems to pass information back and forth over high speed links. The ISC-3 feature is compatible with HiPerlink Coupling links on S/390 Generation 3 through Generation 6 servers. Non HiPerlink coupling is not supported.

The ISC-3 feature is composed of a Mother card (ISC-M feature #0217) and one or two Daughter cards (ISC-D feature #0218). Each daughter card has two ports, for a total of four ports per feature. Ports are purchased in increments of one. Each port is activated via Licensed Internal Code, Control Code (LICCC). The ISC-M feature and the ISC-D feature are not orderable features. When the quantity of ISC-3 port (#0219) features is selected, the appropriate number of ISC-Ms and ISC-Ds will be selected by the configuration tool.

Each ISC-3 port has a peak data rate capability of 2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) if operating in peer mode (z800 to z800 or z800 to z900) and a peak data rate of 1 Gbps if a z800 is connected to a coupling- capable server which is not z800 or a z900 and is operating in Compatibility mode. Each ISC-3 link supports an unrepeated distance of up to 10 km (6.2 miles).

Each ISC-3 port utilizes a long wavelength laser as the optical transceiver, and supports use of a 9/125-micrometer single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an industry standard small form factor LC Duplex connector. When the ISC-3 feature is operating in Compatibility mode, it accommodates, at reduced distances, reuse of 50 micron multimode fiber optic cables. A pair of Mode Conditioning Patch (MCP) cables is required. MCP cables are for one gigabit links only.

  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: 8 (24 ports). A maximum of 24 ports can be activated across a maximum of eight features.
  • Increments: One port. It is recommended that a first time order of this feature be an increment of two ports.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The ISC-3 feature supports use of a LC
  • Duplex connector. A conversion kit may be required if there are fiber optic cables with SC Duplex connectors.
  • Customer Setup: No. Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

    Note: Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

  • Cable Order: A 9/125-micrometer single mode fiber optic cable terminated with a LC Duplex connector is required.

(#0846) TKE Workstation with Token Ring

(No Longer Available as of October 10, 2005)

Note: Feature 0846 replaces the currently orderable feature: 0896.

The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) workstation feature is a combination of hardware and software, network-connected to the server, and designed to provide a security-rich, flexible method for master and operational key entry as well as local and remote management of the cryptographic coprocessor features. This optional feature provides basic key management -- key identification, exchange, separation, update, backup, as well as security administration. The TKE workstation also includes a 17" flat panel display, a DVD-RAM drive, and a token ring adapter.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One feature
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites for z990: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) feature #3863 and PCIXCC feature #0868
  • Corequisites for z800 and z900: Crypto Hardware Present feature #0800 and Crypto enablement feature #0875
  • Corequisites 9672-G6: Crypto Hardware Present feature #0800 and Crypto enablement feature #0835
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: For z890 and z990, if TKE 3.x workstations are being used, and feature #0868 is present, the TKE must be upgraded to the TKE 4.0 or higher. TKE 4.0 or higher is required to communicate with z890 or z990.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature change become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0849) TKE Workstation with Ethernet

(No Longer Available as of October 10, 2005)

Note: Feature 0849 replaces the currently orderable feature: 0899.

The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) workstation feature is a combination of hardware and software, network-connected to the server, and designed to provide a security-rich, flexible method for master and operational key entry as well as local and remote management of the cryptographic coprocessor features. This optional feature provides basic key management -- key identification, exchange, separation, update, backup, as well as security administration. The TKE workstation also includes a 17" flat panel display, a DVD-RAM drive, and built in Ethernet support on the motherboard.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One feature
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites for z990: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) feature #3863 and PCIXC feature #0868
  • Corequisites for z800 and z900: Crypto Hardware Present resent feature #0800 and Crypto enablement feature #0875
  • Corequisites 9672-G6: Crypto Hardware Present feature #0800 and Crypto enablement feature #0835
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: For z890 and z990, if TKE 3.x workstations are being used, and the feature #0868 is present, the TKE must be upgraded to the TKE 4.0 or higher. TKE 4.0 or higher is required to communicate with z890 or z990.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature change become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0852) TKE 4.1 Code

The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 4.1 code is software installed on a TKE workstation. TKE 4.1 code is a no charge enablement feature which is loaded prior to shipment when a TKE 4.1 code level workstation is ordered. For other than new shipments, Licensed Internal Code, Configuration Control (LIC CC) is shipped via a CD-ROM.

The TKE 3.X code level may be used to control legacy systems on the LAN but will not be able to communicate with the z890 or z990. Customers with TKE 3.X workstations installed may carry them forward on z890 and z990 upgrades. TKE hardware features #0866, #0869, #0876, #0879, #0886 and #0889, on current servers with OS/2 and 3.x TKE code level, can be carried forward on the z890 and z990. Features #0886 and #0889 are the only orderable features on z890. To communicate with the z890 or z990 server, TKE 4.0 (available today) or 4.1 code level (available May 2004) must be installed. TKE 3.X workstations carried forward will automatically be updated to the 4.1 TKE (#0852) code level when a PCIXCC is ordered or present on the server.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One feature.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) #3863 and PCIXCC #0868.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: If TKE 3.X workstations are being used, they must be upgraded to the TKE 4.0 or 4.1 code levels. TKE 4.0 or TKE 4.1 is required to communicate with a z890 or z990.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature change become the property of IBM.

(#0853) TKE 4.2 code

The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 4.2 code is installed on a TKE workstation. TKE 4.2 code is a no charge enablement feature which is loaded prior to shipment when a TKE workstation is ordered. For other than new shipments, TKE 4.2 Licensed Internal Code is shipped via a CD-ROM. The TKE 4.2 code includes support for the Smart Card Reader.

Customers with TKE 3.X level code workstations installed may carry them forward on an upgrade to z890 or z990. Note however, that the TKE 3.X code level can only be used to control legacy systems on the LAN but cannot communicate with the z890 or z990. To communicate with a z890 or z990 server, the TKE 4.0, 4.1 or 4.2 code level (TKE 4.2 code available October 2004) must be installed. An MES upgrade is available to bring a TKE 3.X workstation up to the most current 4.X level.

The TKE hardware features with TKE 3.X level code that may carry forward are #0866, #0869, #0876, #0879, #0886 and #0889. Currently features #0896 (TKE workstation with Token Ring) and #0899 (TKE workstation with Ethernet) are the only orderable TKE workstation features with TKE 4.1 level code on z890, z990, z800, z900 and Generation 6. Effective October 29, 2004, concurrent with this announce a new TKE offering with the TKE 4.2 code loaded with commence.

TKE 3.X workstations carried forward will automatically be updated to the TKE 4.2 (#0853) code level when a PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor (#0868) or Crypto Express2 (#0863) feature is ordered or present on the server.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One feature.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: For G6 Servers (9672) and z800/z900 servers (2066/2064) the CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor Facility (#0800). For z890/z990 (2086/2084) servers, CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (#3863) and PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor (#0868) or Crypto Express2 (#0863).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: If TKE 3.X workstations are being used, they must be upgraded to the TKE 4.X code to communicate with a z890 or z990.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature change become the property of IBM.

(#0855) TKE 5.0 LIC

The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 5.0 level of Licensed Internal Code (LIC) is installed in a TKE workstation (#0859). TKE 5.0 LIC is a no-charge enablement feature which is loaded prior to shipment when a TKE workstation is ordered. The TKE 5.0 LIC includes support for the Smart Card Reader.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Three (3).
  • Prerequisites: TKE workstation (#0859).
  • Corequisites:
    • For z900 and z800 (2064, 2066) the Crypto Hardware Present Indicator (#0800) and, optionally, the PCICC (#0861).
    • For z9-109, CPACF (#3863) and Crypto Express2 (#0863).
  • 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.

(#0859) TKE workstation

This is an optional feature. The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) workstation is a combination of hardware and software, network-connected to the server, and designed to provide a security-rich, flexible method for master and operational key entry as well as local and remote management of the cryptographic coprocessor features. Crypto Express2 default configuration on the z9-109 is a coprocessor. This optional feature provides basic key management -- key identification, exchange, separation, update, backup, as well as security administration. The TKE workstation has one Ethernet port and supports connectivity to an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) operating at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps.

The feature shipment includes a system unit, mouse, keyboard, 17-inch (431.8 mm) flat panel display, DVD-RAM drive to install Licensed Internal Code (LIC), and a PCI-X Cryptographic Coprocessor. The workstation has one Ethernet port and a serial port for attaching a Smart Card Reader.

If Trusted Key Entry is required on a z9-109, then a TKE 5.0 workstation must be used. TKE 5.0 workstations can also be used to control the z990, z890, z900, and z800 servers.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Three (3).
  • Prerequisites: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (#3863) and Crypto Express2 feature (#0863).
  • Corequisite: TKE 5.0 LIC (#0855) loaded on TKE workstation prior to shipment.
  • 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: LAN cabling is a customer responsibility. A Category 5 Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cable terminated with RJ-45 connector is required.

Note: TKE 4.x workstations can be used to control z990, z890, and prior servers. TKE 3.x workstations can be used to control z900, z800, and prior servers.

(#0861) PCI-CC

The Peripheral Component Interconnect Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCI-CC) feature is an optional addition to the System Cryptographic Coprocessors, along with the Peripheral Component Interconnect Cryptographic Accelerator (PCI-CA) feature #0862. PCI-CC is programmable, to rapidly deploy new standard functions, to enable migration from the IBM 4753 external cryptographic product, and to meet unique customer requirements - User Defined Extensions (UDX). Each PCI-CC feature has two independent PCI coprocessors.

  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: 8 (16 coprocessors).
  • Increments: 2 coprocessors (1 feature)
  • Prerequisites: Crypto feature #0800
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: PCI-CC can only be utilized when the System Cryptographic Coprocessors are enabled. PCI-CC must match the security level of the System Cryptographic Coprocessors.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The total number of PCI-CCs (feature #0861) and PCI-CAs (feature #0862) cannot exceed eight per system.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

    Note: Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

  • Cable Order: None. The PCI-CC feature has a direct connection to a STI bus. No cables are required.

(#0862) PCI-CA

The Peripheral Component Interconnect Cryptographic Accelerator (PCI-CA) feature is an optional addition to the System Cryptographic Coprocessors, along with the PCI-CC (Peripheral Component Interconnect Cryptographic Coprocessor) feature #0861. The PCI-CA is a very fast cryptographic processor designed to provide leading-edge performance of the complex RSA cryptograhic operations used with the Secure Sockets layer (SSL) protocol. Each PCI-CA feature has two independent PCI accelerator cards, and is designed specifically to help maximize SSL acceleration.

  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: 6 (12 accelerator cards)
  • Increments: 2 accelerator cards (1 feature)
  • Prerequisites: Crypto feature #0800
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: PCI-CA can only be utilized when the System Cryptographic Coprocessors are enabled.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The total number of PCI-CCs (feature #0861) and PCI-CAs (feature #0862) cannot exceed eight per system.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

    Note: Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

  • Cable Order: None. The PCI-CA feature has a direct connection to a STI bus. No cables are required.

(#0867) 2048-bit key RSA operations for PCICC

This feature provides 2048-bit key RSA operations capability for z800 and z900 servers, in support of new Automated Teller Machine (ATM) standards. 1024-bit key RSA operations is available today via a Functional Control Vector (FCV) on the PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCICC) Enablement diskette (#0865). This capability is unique to PCICC and does not apply to the CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor Facility (CCF).

The 2048-bit functional control vector (FCV) will support four ICSF services: Public Key Decrypt (PKD), Symmetric Key Import (SYI), Symmetric Key Export (SYX) and Symmetric Key Generate (SYG).

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One feature.
  • Prerequisites: CCF (#0800) and PCICC (#0861).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: #0800 must be enabled.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: Not applicable.

(#0886) TKE with Token Ring

(No Longer Available as of January 28, 2005)

This TKE is available in place of the currently orderable TKEs (#0866, #0876). This TKE has a DVD-RAM drive built in and includes a 17" monitor. The 4758 PCI card will not be shipped for feature conversions/exchanges. The card from the previous TKE should be used.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Prerequisites: feature number 0800
  • Corequisites: For z800 and z900: #0875; For 7060: #0825; For 9672: #0835
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: No
  • Limitations: None

(#0887) TKE 4.2 Smart Card Reader

The TKE 4.2 workstation with Smart Card Reader allows 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 he use of confidential data on the smart cards are protected by a user-defined personal identification number (PIN).

With the smart card reader support, it is still possible to store key parts on diskettes, or paper, or to use a TKE authority key stored on a diskette, and to logon to the 4758 using a passphrase.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 1 feature. One feature consists of two Smart Card Readers, two cables to connect to the TKE 4.2 workstation, and 20 Smart Cards.
  • Prerequisites:
    • CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) (#3863).
    • Crypto Express2 (#0863) or PCIXCC (#0868), or both.
  • Corequisites: TKE workstation with 4.2 code for secure key parts entry and Crypto hardware management or ISPF panels for clear key entry and Crypto hardware management and TKE 4.2 code (#0853).
  • 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 4.2 workstation are shipped with the feature.

(#0888) TKE 4.2 additional Smart Cards

The TKE 4.2 additional Smart Cards are Java-based smart cards which provide a highly efficient cryptographic and data management application built-in to read-only memory for secure storage of keys, certificates, passwords, applications, and data. The TKE 4.2 blank Smart Cards are compliant with FIPS 140-2 Level 2.

  • 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 (CPACF) (#3863).
    • Crypto Express2 (#0863) or PCIXCC (#0868), or both.
  • Corequisites: TKE workstation with 4.2 code for secure key parts entry and cryptographic hardware management or ISPF panels for clear key entry and cryptographic hardware management, TKE 4.2 code (#0853), and TKE 4.2 Smart Card Reader (#0887).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: Not applicable.

(#0889) TKE with Ethernet

(No Longer Available as of January 28, 2005)

This TKE is available in place of the currently orderable TKEs (#0869, #0879). This TKE has a DVD-RAM drive built in and includes a 17" monitor. The 4758 PCI card will not be shipped for feature conversions/exchanges. The card from the previous TKE should be used.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Prerequisites: feature number 0800
  • Corequisites: For z800 and z900: #0875; For 7060: #0825; For 9672: #0835
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: No
  • Limitations: None

(#0896) TKE Workstation with Token Ring

Feature 0896 replaces the currently orderable feature: 0886. The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) workstation feature is a combination of hardware and software, network-connected to the server, and designed to provide a security-rich, flexible method for master and operational key entry as well as local and remote management of the cryptographic coprocessor features. This optional feature provides basic key management -- key identification, exchange, separation, update, backup, as well as security administration. The TKE workstation has a DVD-RAM drive, and a Token Ring adapter.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One feature
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites for z990: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) feature #3863 and PCIXCC feature #0868
  • Corequisites for z800, z900, and below: Crypto Hardware Present feature #0800
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: If TKE 3.X workstations are being used, they must be upgraded to the TKE 4.0 or higher. TKE 4.0 or higher is required to communicate with z890 or z990.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature change become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: IBM supplies a LAN connection package which includes One Ethernet cable (15.24m/50ft) with a connector for the 9-pin D shell on one end and the other end with a RJ-45 connector; one Token Ring cable (2.50m/8.2 ft) and one Token Ring cable (22.86m/75ft) both with RF-45 connectors on each end; and one Token Ring wrap plug.

(#0899) TKE Workstation with Ethernet

Feature 0899 replaces the currently orderable feature: 0889. The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) workstation feature is a combination of hardware and software, network-connected to the server, and designed to provide a security-rich, flexible method for master and operational key entry as well as local and remote management of the cryptographic coprocessor features. This optional feature provides basic key management -- key identification, exchange, separation, update, backup, as well as security administration. The TKE workstation has a DVD-RAM drive, and built in Ethernet support on the motherboard.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One feature
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites for z990: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) feature #3863 and PCIXC feature #0868
  • Corequisites for z800, z900, and below: Crypto Hardware Present feature #0800
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: If TKE 3.X workstations are being used, they must be upgraded to the TKE 4.0 or higher. TKE 4.0 or higher is required to communicate with z890 or z990.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature change become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: IBM supplies a LAN connection package which includes One Ethernet cable (15.24m/50ft) with a connector for the 9-pin D shell on one end and the other end with a RJ-45 connector; one Token Ring cable (2.50m/8.2 ft) and one Token Ring cable (22.86m/75ft) both with RF-45 connectors on each end; and one Token Ring wrap plug.

(#1364) OSA-Express GbE LX

The OSA-Express GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) LX (long wavelength) feature has two independent ports and represents the third generation of GbE features. The OSA-Express GbE LX feature supports QDIO mode only (CHPID type OSD). Each port supports attachment to a one Gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). OSA-Express GbE LX (CHPID type OSD) can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among LPARs within and across LCSSs.

The feature utilizes a long wavelength (LX) laser as the optical transceiver. The OSA-Express GbE LX feature supports an LC Duplex connector versus the SC Duplex connector used with the prior generations of GbE features and supports use of a 9/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector, and accommodating (at reduced distances) a 50/125-micrometer or 62.5/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 20 features, 40 ports (2 ports per feature). The maximum quantity of all OSA-Express features cannot exceed 20 features (40 ports) per server. On the smallest sub-uni the maximum quantity cannot exceed 12 features (24 ports) per server.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: If a 50/125 or 62.5/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable is being reused with the OSA-Express GbE LX feature, a pair of Mode Conditioning Patch cables are required, one for each cable end. Select the correct cable based upon the type of fiber and the connectors/receptacles in the enterprise.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The OSA-Express GbE LX feature supports use of an LC Duplex connector. A conversion kit may be required if there are fiber optic cables with SC Duplex connectors. Ensure the attaching/downstream device has a long wavelength (LX) feature. The sending and receiving transceivers must be the same (LX to LX or SX to SX).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of FICON Express, OSA-Express, PCICA, and PCIXCC cannot exceed 20 features per server.
  • 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 for connecting this feature to the selected device. If multimode fiber optic cables are being reused, a pair of Mode Conditioning Patch cables are required, one for each end of the link.

(#1365) OSA-Express GbE SX

The OSA-Express GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) SX (short wavelength) feature has two independent ports and represents the third generation of GbE features. The OSA-Express GbE SX feature supports QDIO mode only (CHPID type OSD). Each port supports attachment to a one Gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). OSA-Express GbE SX (CHPID type OSD) can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among LPARs within and across LCSSs.

The feature utilizes a short wavelength (SX) laser as the optical transceiver. The OSA-Express GbE SX feature supports an LC Duplex connector versus the SC Duplex connector used with the prior generations of GbE features and supports use of a 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable or a 62.5/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 20 features, 40 ports (2 ports per feature). The maximum quantity of all OSA-Express features cannot exceed 20 features (40 ports) per server. On the smallest sub-uni the maximum quantity cannot exceed 12 features (24 ports) per server.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The OSA-Express GbE SX feature supports use of an LC Duplex connector. A conversion kit may be required if there are fiber optic cables with SC Duplex connectors. Ensure the attaching/downstream device has a long wavelength (SX) feature. The sending and receiving transceivers must be the same (LX to LX or SX to SX).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of FICON Express, OSA-Express, PCICA, and PCIXCC cannot exceed 20 features per server.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable, or a 62.5/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required for connecting this feature to the selected device.

(#2319) FICON Express LX

The FICON Express LX (long wavelength) feature is an optional feature which has an enhanced design that includes a high performing 66 MHz, 64-bit PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) infrastructure. The FICON Express LX feature utilizes a LC Duplex connector.

The FICON Express LX feature has two independent ports, each port supporting attachment to an ESCON Director Model 5 with a FICON LX Bridge feature, to a Fibre Channel Director with a Fibre Channel/FICON LX feature, or to a control unit with a Fibre Channel/FICON LX feature. FICON Express LX works with any LX feature supporting FICON. The FICON Express LX feature utilizes a long wavelength laser as the optical transceiver and supports use of a 9/125-micrometer single mode fiber optic cable terminated with a LC Duplex connector.

  • Minimum number of features: None. (a minimum of four ESCON channels or two FICON Express channels are required).
  • Maximum number of features: 16 (32 ports).
  • Increments: 2 ports (1 feature)
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The FICON Express LX feature supports use of a LC Duplex connector. A conversion kit may be required if there are fiber optic cables with SC Duplex connectors. Ensure the attaching/downstream device has a long wavelength (LX) feature. FICON Express works with any LX feature supporting FICON.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of FICON Express LX features and FICON Express SX features cannot exceed 16 per system.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

    Note: Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

  • Cable Order: A 9/125-micrometer single mode fiber optic cable terminated with a LC Duplex connector is required for connecting this feature to the selected device.

If multimode fiber optic cables are being reused with the FICON Express LX feature, a pair of Mode Conditioning Patch (MCP) cables are required, one for each end of the link. MCP cables are for use with one gigabit per second links only (100 MB/sec.) and may reduce the maximum distance over which FICON Express LX can transmit.

(#2320) FICON Express SX

The FICON Express SX (short wavelength) feature is an optional feature which has an enhanced design that includes a high performing 66 MHz, 64-bit PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) infrastructure which can improve performance.

The FICON Express SX feature has two independent ports, each port supporting attachment to a Fibre Channel Director with a Fibre Channel/FICON SX feature, or to a control unit with a Fibre Channel/FICON SX feature. FICON Express SX works with any SX feature supporting FICON. The FICON Express SX feature utilizes a short wavelength laser as the optical transceiver, and supports use of a 50/125-micromenter multimode fiber optic cable or a 62.5/125-micrometer multimode fiber optic cable terminated with a LC Duplex connector.

  • Minimum number of features: None. (a minimum of four ESCON channels or two FICON channels are required).
  • Maximum number of features: 16 (32 ports).
  • Increments: 2 ports (1 feature)
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The FICON Express SX feature supports use of a LC Duplex connector. A conversion kit may be required if there are fiber optic cables with SC Duplex connectors. Ensure the attaching/downstream device has a short wavelength (SX) feature.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of FICON Express LX features and FICON Express SX features cannot exceed 16 per system.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

    Note: Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

  • Cable Order: A 50/125-micromenter multimode fiber optic cable, or a 62.5/125-micrometer multimode fiber optic cable terminated with a LC Duplex connector is required for connecting this feature to the selected device.

(#2323) 16-port ESCON

The high density ESCON feature has 16 ports, 15 of which can be activated for customer use. One port is always reserved as a spare, in the event of a failure of one of the other ports. ESCON cards are installed in increments of two.

This is not an orderable feature. The configuration tool will select the quantity of features based upon the order quantity of ESCON port feature #2324, distributing the ports across pairs of features for high availability.

  • Minimum number of features: None. (a minimum of four ESCON channels or two FICON Express channels are required).
  • Maximum number of features: 16.
  • Increments: Four ports.
  • Prerequisites: ESCON port feature #2324.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The 16-port ESCON feature supports use of a MTRJ connector. A conversion kit may be required if there are fiber optic cables with ESCON Duplex connectors.
  • Customer Setup: No. Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

    Note: Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

  • Cable Order: A 62.5/125-micrometer multimode fiber optic cable terminated with a MTRJ connector is required.

(#2324) ESCON Channel Port

ESCON channels are ordered in increments of four. Ports are activated via Licensed Internal Code, Control Code (LICCC). Ports are activated equally across all installed 16-port ESCON features for high availability. Each ESCON port utilizes a Light Emitting Diode (LED) as the optical transceiver, and supports use of a 62.5/125-micrometer multimode fiber optic cable terminated with an industry standard small form factor MTRJ connector.

  • Minimum number of ports: None. (a minimum of four ESCON channels or two FICON Express channels are required).
  • Maximum number of ports: 240.
  • Increments: 4 ports
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The 16-port ESCON feature supports use of a MTRJ connector. A conversion kit may be required if there are fiber optic cables with ESCON Duplex connectors.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

    Note: Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

  • Cable Order: A 62.5/125-micrometer multimode fiber optic cable terminated with a MTRJ connector is required.

(#2362) OSA Express 155 ATM SM

The OSA Express 155 ATM SM (single mode) feature has two independent ports, each port supporting attachment to a 155 Megabits per second (Mbps) Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network. The feature has a long wavelength optical transceiver that supports use of a 9/125-micrometer single mode fiber optic cable terminated with a SC Duplex connector.

  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: 12 (24 ports).
  • Increments: 2 ports (1 feature)
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of all OSA Express features cannot exceed 12 per system.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

    Note: Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

  • Cable Order: A 9/125-micrometer single mode fiber optic cable terminated with a SC Duplex connector is required for connecting this feature to the selected device.

(#2363) OSA Express 155 ATM MM

The OSA Express 155 ATM MM (multimode) feature has two independent ports, each port supporting attachment to a 155 Megabits per second (Mbps) Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network. The feature utilizes a Light Emitting Diode (LED) as the optical transceiver, and supports use of a 62.5/125-micrometer multimode fiber optic cable terminated with a SC Duplex connector.

  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: 12 (24 ports).
  • Increments: 2 ports (1 feature)
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of all OSA Express features cannot exceed 12 per system.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

    Note: Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

  • Cable Order: A 62.5/125-micrometer multimode fiber optic cable with a SC Duplex connector is required for connecting this feature to the selected device.

(#2364) OSA Express GbE LX

(No Longer Available as of January 28, 2005)

The OSA Express GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) LX (long wavelength) feature has two independent ports, each supporting attachment to a one gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). The feature utilizes a long wavelength laser as the optical transceiver, supporting a 9/125-micrometer single mode fiber optic cable terminated with a SC Duplex connector.

  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: 12 (24 ports).
  • Increments: 2 ports (1 feature)
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of all OSA Express features cannot exceed 12 per system.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

    Note: Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

  • Cable Order: A 9/125-micrometer single mode fiber optic cable terminated with a SC Duplex connector is required for connecting this feature to the selected device.

If multimode fiber optic cables are being reused with the GbE LX feature, a pair of Mode Conditioning Patch (MCP) cables are required, one for each end of the link. MCP cables are for use with one gigabit per second links only (100 MB/sec.) and may reduce the maximum distance over which OSA Express GBE LX can transmit.

(#2365) OSA Express GbE SX

(No Longer Available as of January 28, 2005)

The OSA Express GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) SX (short wavelength) feature has two independent ports, each supporting attachment to a one gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). The feature utilizes a short wavelength laser as the optical transceiver, and supports use of a 50/125-micromenter multimode fiber optic cable or a 62.5/125-micrometer multimode fiber optic cable terminated with a SC Duplex connector.

  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: 12 (24 ports).
  • Increments: 2 ports (1 feature)
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of all OSA Express features cannot exceed 12 per system.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

    Note: Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

  • Cable Order: A 50/125-micrometer multimode fiber optic cable, or a 62.5/125-micrometer multimode fiber optic cable terminated with a SC Duplex connector is required for connecting this feature to the selected device.

(#2366) OSA Express Fast Ethernet

The OSA Express Fast Ethernet feature has two independent ports, each supporting attachment to either a 10BASE-T (10 Mbps) or a 100BASE-TX (100 Mbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). The feature automatically adjusts to 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps, depending upon the LAN to which it is attached. The Ethernet LAN must conform to either the IEEE 802.3 (ISO/IEC 8802.3) standard or to the Ethernet V2.0 specifications.

  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: 12 (24 ports).
  • Increments: 2 ports (1 feature)
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of all OSA Express features cannot exceed 12 per system.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

    Note: Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

  • Cable Order: A EIA/TIA category 5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable terminated with a RJ-45 connector is required for attaching the OSA-Express Fast Ethernet feature to the selected device.

(#2367) OSA Express Token Ring

The OSA Express Token Ring feature has two independent ports, each supporting attachment to either a 4 Mbps, 16 Mbps, or 100 Mbps Token Ring Local Area Network (LAN).

The OSA Express Token Ring feature supports autosensing as well as any of the following settings: 4 Mbps half-or full-duplex, 16 Mbps half-or full-duplex, 100 Mbps full-duplex. Regardless of the choice made, the network switch settings must agree with those of the OSA Express Token Ring feature. If the LAN speed defaults to autosense, the OSA Express Token Ring feature will sense the speed of the attached switch and insert into the LAN at the appropriate speed. If the Token Ring feature is the first station on the LAN and the user specifies autosense, it will default to a speed of 16 Mbps and will attempt to open in full-duplex mode. If unsuccessful, it will default to half-duplex mode. The OSA Express Token Ring feature conforms to the IEEE 802.5 (ISO/IEC 8802.5) standard.

  • Minimum number of features: None.
  • Maximum number of features: 12 (24 ports).
  • Increments: 2 ports (1 feature)
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The total quantity of all OSA Express features cannot exceed 12 per system.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

    Note: Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

  • Cable Order: A shielded twisted pair (STP) or an unshielded twisted pair (UTP) interface terminated with an 8-pin RJ-45 connector is required for attaching the OSA Express Token Ring feature to the selected device.

Fiber Quick Connect Delivers!

Fiber Quick Connect (FQC) is an option in the e-configuration tool.

The Fiber Quick Connect (FQC) features are for factory installation of IBM Fiber Transport Services (FTS) fiber harnesses for connection to ESCON channels in the I/O cage of the z800. FTS fiber harnesses enable connection to FTS direct-attach fiber trunk cables from IBM Global Services.

FQC coupled with IBM Fiber Transport Services (FTS) from IBM Global Services, delivers a solution to reduce the amount of time required for on-site installation and setup of cabling, to minimize disruptions, and to isolate the activity from the active system as much as possible. FQC facilitates adds, moves, and changes of ESCON multimode fiber optic cables in the data center and can reduce fiber connection time by up to 80%.

IBM Global Services provides the direct-attach trunk cables, patch panels, and Central Patching Location (CPL) hardware, as well as the planning and installation required to complete the total structured connectivity solution. Four trunks, each with 72 fiber pairs, can displace up to 240 fiber optic cables, the maximum quantity of ESCON channels in an I/O cage on the z800. This significantly reduces ESCON cable bulk.

The CPL panels use the Small Form Factor fiber optic connector, called SC-DC (Single Connector-Dual Contact). Use of the SC-DC connectors in the CPL panel instead of the ESCON Duplex connectors, has reduced the required floor space by 50%.

CPL planning and layout is done prior to arrival of the server on-site using the default CHannel Path IDdentifier (CHPID) placement report, and documentation is provided showing the CHPID layout and how the direct- attach harnesses are plugged.

Note: FQC supports all of the ESCON channels in the I/O cage. FQC cannot be ordered for selected channels.

(#7933, #7934, #7935) Fiber Quick Connect

The Fiber Quick Connect (FQC) features are for factory installation of IBM Fiber Transport Services (FTS) fiber harnesses for connection to ESCON channels in the I/O cage.

These descriptions are for information purposes only. They are not orderable. The configuration tool selects the appropriate features and quantities based upon the system configuration, when FQC is requested in the configuration tool.

Note: FQC supports all of the ESCON channels in the I/O cage. FQC cannot be ordered for selected channels.

(#6094) 17" Flat panel display

The new business black 17" flat panel 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 features.
  • 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.

(#6095) 20" Flat panel display

The new business black 20" flat panel 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 features.
  • 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.

(#7933) MTP Base Bracket

The MTP Base Bracket is not an orderable feature. When FQC is ordered, the configuration tool selects the required number of brackets based upon the ESCON card quantity.

(#7934) MTP Additional Brackets

This is not an orderable feature. When FQC is ordered, the configuration tool selects the required number of brackets based upon the ESCON card quantity. Each bracket has positions for 10 MTP connectors to be plugged, each MTP supporting 12 fiber pairs (six ESCON channels), for a total of 120 fiber pairs (60 ESCON channels) for each MTP mounting bracket.

(#7935) MTRJ 6 ft Harnesses (5)

This is not an orderable feature. This description is for information purposes only. A quantity of 5 harnesses supporting 30 channels are supplied with this feature. This direct-attach harness supports 62.5/125-micrometer multimode fiber optic trunk cables. The fiber harness is for use in the I/O cage and supports the 16-port ESCON feature with the optical transceiver supporting the industry standard small form factor MTRJ connector.

The fiber harness has six MTRJ connectors on one end to attach to six ESCON ports. The opposite end has one MTP connector for plugging into the MTP Coupler Bracket. When FQC is ordered, the configuration tool selects the required number of harnesses based upon the ESCON card quantity.

  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: No.

(#9904) SCSI IPL Feature Enabler

The Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) Initial Program Load (IPL) is a no-charge enablement feature which is designed to allow the IPL of an operating system from a SCSI-type disk attached to a FICON feature configured as Fibre Channel Protocol, CHPID type FCP. Without this feature the SCSI IPL function, while present in the operating system, remains inactive.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites:
    • For z800 (2066): FICON Express LX (#2319) or FICON Express SX (#2320).
    • For z900 (2064): FICON LX (#2315), FICON SX (#2318), FICON Express LX (#2319), or FICON Express SX (#2320).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

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