Family 9672+03 IBM System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server

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Revised:  September 23, 2003.

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IBM U.S. Product Life Cycle Dates
Type ModelAnnounced AvailableMarketing Withdrawn Service DiscontinuedReplaced By
9672-RA2 1995/06/121995/10/31 1998/12/292004/12/31 -
9672-R12 1995/06/121995/10/31 1998/12/292004/12/31 -
9672-R22 1995/06/121995/10/31 1998/12/292004/12/31 -
9672-R32 1995/06/121995/10/31 1998/12/292004/12/31 -
9672-R42 1995/06/121995/10/31 1998/12/292004/12/31 -
9672-R52 1995/06/121995/10/31 1998/12/292004/12/31 -
9672-R53 1995/06/121995/07/31 1998/12/292004/12/31 -
9672-R63 1995/06/121995/07/31 1998/12/292004/12/31 -
9672-R72 1995/06/121995/10/31 1998/12/292004/12/31 -
9672-R73 1995/06/121995/07/31 1998/12/292004/12/31 -
9672-R83 1995/06/121995/07/31 1998/12/292004/12/31 -
9672-RX3 1995/06/121995/07/31 1998/12/292004/12/31 -

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Abstract

The System/390* Parallel Enterprise Server general purpose models are a continuation of the Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) product family. These processors can participate in business computing in a standalone environment and are the building blocks for a Parallel Sysplex. These models in a Parallel Sysplex configuration enable single image growth well beyond single processor solutions.

The S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server R2, R3, and R4 ("Generation 3") models are a cost effective replacement for bipolar and comparable non-IBM processors. The R3 and R4 models are for customers requiring high capacity and larger memory and channel capabilities. The R2 models are solutions for customers with moderate memory and channel configurations. Upgrades from the existing S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server R1 models and the S/390 Parallel Transaction Servers (Exx and Pxx models) to the 9672 R2, R3, and R4 models are offered.

The S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server R2, R3, and R4 models can be full participants in a Parallel Sysplex offering, along with S/390 software and professional services. This enhanced Parallel Sysplex offering extends the single image CMOS processing approximately two times beyond today's largest Parallel Enterprise and Transaction Servers. These processors are eligible for PSLC software pricing.

Model Abstract 9672-RA2

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 29, 1998)

The 9672 Model RA2 is a Parallel Enterprise Server that contains one CEC (one-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 128 MB to 1 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 64 maximum ESCON channels (4 channel increments) or
    • 48 maximum Parallel channels (3 channel increments)
    • OR a mix of Parallel and ESCON channels

Model Abstract 9672-R12

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 29, 1998)

The 9672 Model R12 is a Parallel Enterprise Server that contains one CEC (one-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 256 MB to 2 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 128 maximum ESCON channels (4 channel increments) or
    • 96 maximum Parallel channels (3 channel increments)
    • OR a mix of Parallel and ESCON channels

Model Abstract 9672-R22

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 29, 1998)

The 9672 Model R22 is a Parallel Enterprise Server that contains one CEC (two-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 256 MB to 2 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 128 maximum ESCON channels (4 channel increments) or
    • 96 maximum Parallel channels (3 channel increments)
    • OR a mix of Parallel and ESCON channels

Model Abstract 9672-R32

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 29, 1998)

The 9672 Model R32 is a Parallel Enterprise Server that contains one CEC (three-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 256 MB to 2 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 128 maximum ESCON channels (4 channel increments) or
    • 96 maximum Parallel channels (3 channel increments)
    • OR a mix of Parallel and ESCON channels

Model Abstract 9672-R42

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 29, 1998)

The 9672 Model R42 is a Parallel Enterprise Server that contains one CEC (four-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 256 MB to 2 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 128 maximum ESCON channels (4 channel increments) or
    • 96 maximum Parallel channels (3 channel increments)
    • OR a mix of Parallel and ESCON channels

Model Abstract 9672-R52

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 29, 1998)

The 9672 Model R52 is a Parallel Enterprise Server that contains one CEC (five-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 256 MB to 2 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 128 maximum ESCON channels (4 channel increments) or
    • 96 maximum Parallel channels (3 channel increments)
    • OR a mix of Parallel and ESCON channels

Model Abstract 9672-R53

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 29, 1998)

The 9672 Model R53 is a Parallel Enterprise Server that contains one CEC (five-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 512 MB to 4 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 128 maximum ESCON channels (4 channel increments) or
    • 96 maximum Parallel channels (3 channel increments)
    • OR a mix of Parallel and ESCON channels

Model Abstract 9672-R63

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 29, 1998)

The 9672 Model R63 is a Parallel Enterprise Server that contains one CEC (six-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 512 MB to 4 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 192 maximum ESCON channels (4 channel increments) or
    • 96 maximum Parallel channels (3 channel increments)
    • OR a mix of Parallel and ESCON channels.

Model Abstract 9672-R72

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 29, 1998)

The 9672 Model R72 is a Parallel Enterprise Server that contains one CEC (seven-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 256 MB to 2 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 128 maximum ESCON channels (4 channel increments) or
    • 96 maximum Parallel channels (3 channel increments)
    • OR a mix of Parallel and ESCON channels

Model Abstract 9672-R73

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 29, 1998)

The 9672 Model R73 is a Parallel Enterprise Server that contains one CEC (seven-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 512 MB to 4 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 192 maximum ESCON channels (4 channel increments) or
    • 96 maximum Parallel channels (3 channel increments)
    • OR a mix of Parallel and ESCON channels

Model Abstract 9672-R83

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 29, 1998)

The 9672 Model R83 is a Parallel Enterprise Server that contains one CEC (eight-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 512 MB to 4 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 192 maximum ESCON channels (4 channel increments) or
    • 96 maximum Parallel channels (3 channel increments)
    • OR a mix of Parallel and ESCON channels

Model Abstract 9672-RX3

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 29, 1998)

The 9672 Model RX3 is a Parallel Enterprise Server that contains one CEC (ten-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 512 MB to 4 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 192 maximum ESCON channels (4 channel increments) or
    • 96 maximum Parallel channels (3 channel increments)
    • OR a mix of Parallel and ESCON channels

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Highlights

  • ESA/390* architecture

  • Large-system capacity

  • Microprocessor price/performance
    • Further reduced cost of computing

  • Horizontal growth

  • Capability to participate in a Parallel Sysplex

  • Air-cooled CMOS environmentals
    • Smooth transition from bipolar to CMOS
    • Faster CMOS S/390* Parallel Enterprise Servers

  • Enhanced availability functions

  • Automated operations

  • Concurrent maintenance by CEC

  • ICMF for simulation of coupling without Coupling Links for migration

  • Support for 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1024 MB, and 2048 MB memory (R2 models)

  • Support for 512 MB, 1024 MB, 2048 MB, and 4096 MB memory (R3 models)

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Description

Growth Enablement

IBM's new S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server and S/390 Coupling Facility models significantly expand the growth capacities of 9672s and 9674s. In comparison to the 9672 R11 Model, the performance of the 9672 RA2 Model is increased by approximately 40% to 60%, and the Model RX3 provides 2.2 to 2.7 times the processing capacity of a Model R61. These substantial increases result from improved design, as well as the capability of now having up to ten CPs within a single 9672 CEC.

Along with the large increases in processing capacities, the new models can have up to twice as much memory and up to four times the channel capability over other 9672 models. Customers with processors such as the IBM ES/3090, Amdahl 5890, 5990 and 5995A, and HDS XL and EX Models may substantially increase their computing capacity while reducing their total cost of computing.

With today's announcement, IBM now offers with the 9672 R2 and R3 Models the largest and fastest S/390 CMOS processors in the industry. The 9672 in a Parallel Sysplex represents the largest CMOS commercial single image of processing capacity that exists.

These increases in capacity also enable improvements in coupling efficiencies for a Parallel Sysplex. IBM recommends Parallel Sysplex customers to maximize efficiency by upgrading current 9674 C01 Models to 9674 C02 and C03 Models.

Horizontal Growth Capabilities: Customers having bipolar ES/9000 9021 711-based and 9121 511-based processors can use their processors in a Parallel Sysplex along side all of the 9672 models. Additionally, customers may be able to offload certain capacity from bipolar CPUs to any 9672 CMOS processor, resulting in a more efficient use of processing capacity.

LAN Connectivity: The S/390 Open Systems Adapter 1 and the S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 features may be directly connected to industry-standard high performance workstations, hubs, routers, bridges, or backbone networks that support attachment to Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI LANs, and support the TCP/IP or SNA/APPN networking protocols, delivering significant growth options.

With the addition of the S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2, connectivity to local area network (LAN) clients can be provided in small, incremental steps. S/390 Open Systems Adapter 1 and the S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 support a single port dual attach Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI). The OSA 2 EN/TR card has two ports that can each be defined as Ethernet or Token Ring. The S/390 Open Systems Adapter 1 offers additional capacity, with an Ethernet feature and a Token Ring feature both providing connectivity to five LAN ports.

Investment Protection

The new S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server R2 and R3 Models and the new S/390 Coupling Facility C02 and C03 Models provide current customers with investment protection of their assets. Customers can upgrade current Parallel Enterprise Server, Parallel Transaction Server and Coupling Facility models to the new models, extending the performance capability and asset longevity.

Customers upgrading from S/390 Parallel Transaction Servers have increased flexibility in their system choices. All CECs within the S/390 Parallel Transaction Server E0X and P0X models or specific individual CECs can be upgraded based on specific needs.

Reduced Cost of Computing

The S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server models enable significant savings with respect to energy, facilities requirements and maintenance costs of older technology processors. When migrating from an ES/3090 or comparable non-IBM processors, there may be reductions of up to 97% in energy costs (including power and air-conditioning), up to 65% in service and maintenance costs, and more than a 94% reduction in floor space. Smaller footprints can avoid machine room expansions. Low electrical requirements can save on power distribution panels and UPS systems. Facilities expenses to run plumbing, chillers and high-power consumption cables are eliminated. IBM continues a commitment to leadership in reducing costs of computing through power consumption, cooling requirements, and maintenance improvements.

Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF) Dispatching Assist: ICMF Dispatching Assist is designed to help reduce system overhead when running the coupling facility with shared processors under ICMF. This is accomplished by eliminating the need for the Coupling Facility Control Code to poll in order to determine if there is an outstanding request.

S/390 Open Systems Adapter: S/390 Open Systems Adapter supports multiple networking protocols; TCP/IP and SNA/APPN (OSA 1 and OSA 2), as well as IPX (OSA 1 unique). With support of these multiple networking protocols, applications can be added independent of the network, simplifying the network, extending the reach of applications across multiple networks, and protecting the investment of existing applications and hardware. The S/390 Open Systems Adapter incorporates the functions of a channel adapter, a control unit, and LAN interfaces into an integrated S/390 feature, delivering direct, native, industry standard connectivity to Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI LANs, reducing the number of physical boxes that must be managed.

S/390 Customized Solutions: S/390 Customized Solutions can provide a number of preload and customization services for the new S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server R2 and R3 models, in a continuing effort in the reduction of costs of computing. Fully configured IBM system and application software packages, such as IBM SoftwareXcel Installation Express (SIE) and SystemPac, can be preloaded on optional DASD to reduce field installation and system programmer's times. The entire system can be delivered ready-to-IPL.

Open Network Connectivity

The S/390 Open Systems Adapter 1 and the S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 features provide TCP/IP and SNA/APPN passthru connectivity to industry- standard open LAN interfaces integrated within the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers.

The S/390 Open Systems Adapter 1 was introduced on November 22, 1994 (refer to Hardware Announcement #194-398) delivering direct access to Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI LANs. The S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 feature continues to provide this connectivity. Selection of the S/390 Open Systems Adapter 1 or the S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 will depend upon application requirements, S/390 resource requirements, and port capacity requirements.

Client/Server Computing

S/390 Open Systems Adapter 1 and the S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 bring the strengths of the S/390 architecture to the client/server environment. Some of these strengths are security, availability, enterprise-wide access to data, and systems management. The goal is to provide customers with system solutions that utilize the strengths of both the distributed and centralized environments in a complementary manner. Refer to Announcement Letter 194-398 for details on S/390 Open Systems Adapter 1.

OSA 1 provides large scale disk serving, print serving, and data distribution for NetWare clients via the LANRES/MVS program product. When using LANRES/MVS, the OSA 1 appears as a NetWare disk server to NetWare clients, obviating the need for a PS/2 to be channel-attached to the host. With NetWare for SAA, NetWare clients can access S/390 data and applications, while simultaneously accessing files and data on NetWare LAN servers.

When running LAN Server for MVS or LAN File Services/ESA for MVS, the S/390 acts as a file server for NFS clients attached to S/390 via OSA 1.

Availability Enhancements

Availability enhancements that further reduce the impact of a failure are:

  • Dual Power Feeds

    The power supply of the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server R2 and R3 models has been extensively redesigned and offers dual primary power feeds. Each feed is electrically isolated and enables redundant power paths to each server. Customers may elect to provide a dual electrical service to the server, further minimizing any outage due to single path power interruption.

  • Local Uninterruptible Power Supply

    Machine Type 9910, Local Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), is available from IBM for use with all 9672 and 9674 Models.

  • Redundant Power Thermal Subsystem

    The S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server R2 and R3 Models' AC and DC power is designed with N+1 redundancy. Failure of a power thermal component does not cause a system outage. Concurrent replacement of a failed component results in an avoidance of a planned outage.

  • CP Restart

    The CP Restart function previously announced on 6/12/95 for delivery on 10/31/95 will not be available.

  • System Assist Processor (SAP) Reassignment

    On systems with more than one CP, if the System Assist Processor (SAP) fails, a functioning CP is quiesced and dynamically reassigned as a SAP to maintain continuity of I/O processing. This capability may eliminate an unplanned outage and permits the repair to be deferred to a more convenient time.

  • Concurrent Channel Upgrade

    It is possible to concurrently add ESCON channels, parallel channels, Coupling Link, OSA 1, and OSA 2 to an I/O cage. This capability may help eliminate an outage to upgrade the channel configuration.

  • Enhanced Error Correction Code (ECC)

    Memory error checking and correction code is enhanced to detect and correct not only single bit errors, but also up to four bit errors in a single memory chip. This enhancement further reduces the possibility of an outage due to a memory chip failure.

  • Spare Memory

    As in earlier 9672, 9673 and 9674 models, memory cards 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 Error Correction Code (ECC). Before a failure threshold is reached that could result in an uncorrectable error, during a planned power-on reset, the system invokes a spare memory chip in place of the one with accumulated failing bits. This action may prevent an unscheduled outage or a need for replacement of the memory card.

  • Concurrent Licensed Internal Code Patch

    In addition to Licensed Internal Code (LIC) patches for the Hardware Management Console, patches for ESCON channels, parallel channels, coupling links, service element, power control, and to some extent OSA 1 and OSA 2, can now be applied concurrently. This significantly reduces the planned outage necessary for LIC maintenance.

Performance Advantages

  • The S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers include twelve models, from the RA2, which is roughly equivalent to an ES/3090 Model 150J, up to an RX3, a ten-way processor that provides growth and capacity 1.3 to 1.6 times that provided by an ES/3090 Model 600J.

  • Eight of the new coupled S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server RX3 models using the new S/390 Coupling Facility Model C03 provides 2.2 to 2.6 times the Internal Throughput Rate of a S/390 Parallel Transaction Server Model E08 (six engines each) coupled with a Coupling Facility Model C01.
9672 Performance Comparisons -- ES/3090-J Models
 
*-----------*--------------------*---------------------*
|9672 Model |   3090*-J Model    | MVS/ESA SP V5 R1.0  |
|-----------+--------------------+---------------------|
|   RA2     |       150J         |    0.9 -- 1.1       |
|   R12     |       180J         |    0.9 -- 1.1       |
|   R22     |       200J         |    0.9 -- 1.1       |
|   R22     |       280J         |    0.9 -- 1.1       |
|   R32     |       300J         |    0.9 -- 1.1       |
|   R32     |       380J         |    0.9 -- 1.1       |
|   R42     |       400J         |    0.9 -- 1.1       |
|   R52     |       500J         |    0.8 -- 1.0       |
|   R72     |       600J         |    0.9 -- 1.1       |
|   R53     |       500J         |    0.9 -- 1.1       |
|   R63     |       600J         |    0.9 -- 1.1       |
|   R73     |       600J         |    1.0 -- 1.2       |
|   R83     |       600J         |    1.1 -- 1.4       |
|   RX3     |       600J         |    1.3 -- 1.6       |
|------------------------------------------------------|
|Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio|
|(ITRR) based on measurements and projections using    |
|standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment.  |
|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 input/output (I/O) configuration, the storage     |
|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.                       |
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Upgrades from/to 9672 R Processors -- ITR Ratios
 
*-----------*----------*------------------*------------------*
|From Model | To Model |MVS/ESA SP V5 R1.0| VM/ESA* V1 R2.2  |
|-----------+----------+------------------+------------------|
|  R11      |   R12    |   1.4 -- 1.6     |   1.5 -- 1.5     |
|  R11      |   R22    |   2.8 -- 3.0     |   2.9 -- 3.0     |
|  R11      |   R32    |   4.0 -- 4.4     |   4.3 -- 4.4     |
|  R11      |   R42    |   5.1 -- 5.7     |   5.6 -- 5.8     |
|  R11      |   R52    |   5.9 -- 6.8     |   6.8 -- 7.1     |
|  R11      |   R72    |   7.2 -- 9.0     |   8.9 -- 9.7     |
|  R11      |   R53    |   6.4 -- 7.2     |   7.2 -- 7.3     |
|  R11      |   R63    |   7.4 -- 8.5     |   8.5 -- 8.7     |
|  R11      |   R73    |   8.3 -- 9.7     |   9.8 -- 10.0    |
|  R11      |   R83    |   9.2 -- 10.9    |   11.0-- 11.4    |
|  R11      |   RX3    |   10.6 -- 13.1   |   13.9           |
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio      |
|(ITRR) based on measurements and projections using standard |
|IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment.  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 input/output (I/O)            |
|configuration, the storage 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.           |
*------------------------------------------------------------*
 
Upgrades from/to 9672 R Processors -- ITR Ratios
 
*-----------*----------*------------------*------------------*
|From Model | To Model |MVS/ESA SP V5 R1.0|  VM/ESA V1 R2.2  |
|-----------+----------+------------------+------------------|
|  R21      |   R22    |   1.4 -- 1.6     |   1.5            |
|  R21      |   R32    |   2.1 -- 2.2     |   2.2            |
|  R21      |   R42    |   2.7 -- 2.9     |   2.8 -- 2.9     |
|  R21      |   R52    |   3.1 -- 3.4     |   3.5 -- 3.6     |
|  R21      |   R72    |   3.8 -- 4.5     |   4.6 -- 4.9     |
|  R21      |   R53    |   3.3 -- 3.7     |   3.7            |
|  R21      |   R63    |   3.9 -- 4.3     |   4.3 -- 4.4     |
|  R21      |   R73    |   4.4 -- 4.8     |   5.0 -- 5.1     |
|  R21      |   R83    |   4.8 -- 5.4     |   5.6 -- 5.8     |
|  R21      |   RX3    |   5.6 -- 6.5     |   7.1            |
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio      |
|(ITRR) based on measurements and projections using standard |
|IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment.  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 input/output (I/O)            |
|configuration, the storage 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.           |
*------------------------------------------------------------*
 
Upgrades from/to 9672 R Processors -- ITR Ratios
 
*-----------*----------*------------------*-----------------*
|From Model | To Model |MVS/ESA SP V5 R1.0|  VM/ESA V1 R2.2 |
|-----------+----------+------------------+-----------------|
|  R31      |   R32    |   1.4 -- 1.6     |   1.5           |
|  R31      |   R42    |   1.9 -- 2.0     |   1.9 -- 2.0    |
|  R31      |   R52    |   2.2 -- 2.4     |   2.4           |
|  R31      |   R72    |   2.7 -- 3.1     |   3.1 -- 3.3    |
|  R31      |   R53    |   2.3 -- 2.6     |   2.5           |
|  R31      |   R63    |   2.7 -- 3.0     |   3.0           |
|  R31      |   R73    |   3.1 -- 3.4     |   3.4           |
|  R31      |   R83    |   3.4 -- 3.7     |   3.8 -- 3.9    |
|  R31      |   RX3    |   3.9 -- 4.3     |   4.7           |
|  R41      |   R32    |   1.1 -- 1.3     |   1.1           |
|  R41      |   R42    |   1.4 -- 1.6     |   1.5           |
|  R41      |   R52    |   1.7 -- 1.9     |   1.8 -- 1.9    |
|  R41      |   R72    |   2.1 -- 2.5     |   2.4 -- 2.5    |
|  R41      |   R53    |   1.8 -- 2.1     |   1.9           |
|  R41      |   R63    |   2.1 -- 2.4     |   2.3           |
|  R41      |   R73    |   2.4 -- 2.7     |   2.6           |
|  R41      |   R83    |   2.7 -- 3.0     |   3.0           |
|  R41      |   RX3    |   3.1 -- 3.4     |   3.6           |
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio     |
|(ITRR) based on measurements and projections using standard|
|IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment.  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 input/output|
|(I/O) configuration, the storage 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.                                                      |
*-----------------------------------------------------------*
 
Upgrades from/to 9672 R Processors -- ITR Ratios
 
*-----------*----------*------------------*------------------*
|From Model | To Model |MVS/ESA SP V5 R1.0|  VM/ESA V1 R2.2  |
|-----------+----------+------------------+------------------|
|  R51      |   R42    |   1.1 -- 1.4     |   1.2            |
|  R51      |   R52    |   1.4 -- 1.6     |   1.5            |
|  R51      |   R72    |   1.8 -- 2.1     |   1.9 -- 2.0     |
|  R51      |   R53    |   1.5 -- 1.8     |   1.5 -- 1.6     |
|  R51      |   R63    |   1.7 -- 2.0     |   1.8 -- 1.9     |
|  R51      |   R73    |   2.0 -- 2.3     |   2.1            |
|  R51      |   R83    |   2.2 -- 2.5     |   2.4            |
|  R51      |   RX3    |   2.7 -- 2.9     |   2.9            |
|  R61      |   R42    |   1.0 -- 1.2     |   1.0            |
|  R61      |   R52    |   1.2 -- 1.5     |   1.3            |
|  R61      |   R72    |   1.5 -- 1.8     |   1.7            |
|  R61      |   R53    |   1.2 -- 1.6     |   1.3            |
|  R61      |   R63    |   1.5 -- 1.8     |   1.5 -- 1.6     |
|  R61      |   R73    |   1.7 -- 2.1     |   1.8            |
|  R61      |   R83    |   1.9 -- 2.3     |   2.0            |
|  R61      |   RX3    |   2.2 -- 2.7     |   2.5            |
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio      |
|(ITRR) based on measurements and projections using standard |
|IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment.  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 input/output (I/O)            |
|configuration, the storage 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.           |
*------------------------------------------------------------*
 
Upgrades from/to 9672 R Processors -- ITR Ratios
 
*-----------*----------*------------------*------------------*
|From Model | To Model |MVS/ESA SP V5 R1.0| VM/ESA V1 R2.2   |
|-----------+----------+------------------+------------------|
|  RA2      |   R12    |   1.4 -- 1.6     | 1.5              |
|  RA2      |   R22    |   2.8 -- 3.0     | 2.9 --  3.0      |
|  RA2      |   R32    |   4.0 -- 4.4     | 4.3 --  4.4      |
|  RA2      |   R42    |   5.1 -- 5.7     | 5.6 --  5.8      |
|  RA2      |   R52    |   5.9 -- 6.8     | 6.8 --  7.1      |
|  RA2      |   R72    |   7.2 -- 9.0     | 8.9 --  9.7      |
|  RA2      |   R63    |   7.4 -- 8.5     | 8.5 --  8.7      |
|  RA2      |   R73    |   8.3 -- 9.7     | 9.8 --  10.0     |
|  RA2      |   R83    |   9.2 -- 10.9    | 11.0 -- 11.4     |
|  RA2      |   RX3    |   10.6 -- 13.1   | 13.9             |
|  R12      |   R22    |   1.9 -- 2.0     | 2.0              |
|  R12      |   R32    |   2.7 -- 2.9     | 2.9              |
|  R12      |   R42    |   3.3 -- 3.7     | 3.8 -- 3.9       |
|  R12      |   R52    |   3.9 -- 4.5     | 4.6 -- 4.8       |
|  R12      |   R72    |   4.7 -- 5.9     | 6.0 -- 6.5       |
|  R12      |   R63    |   4.9 -- 5.6     | 5.7 -- 5.8       |
|  R12      |   R73    |   5.4 -- 6.4     | 6.6 -- 6.7       |
|  R12      |   R83    |   6.0 -- 7.2     | 7.4 -- 7.6       |
|  R12      |   RX3    |   6.9 -- 8.6     | 9.3              |
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio      |
|(ITRR) based on measurements and projections using standard |
|IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment.  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 input/output (I/O)            |
|configuration, the storage 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.           |
*------------------------------------------------------------*
 
Upgrades from/to 9672 R Processors -- ITR Ratios
 
*-----------*----------*------------------*------------------*
|From Model | To Model |MVS/ESA SP V5 R1.0| VM/ESA V1 R2.2   |
|-----------+----------+------------------+------------------|
|  R22      |   R32    |   1.4 -- 1.5     | 1.5              |
|  R22      |   R42    |   1.8 -- 1.9     | 1.9 -- 2.0       |
|  R22      |   R52    |   2.1 -- 2.3     | 2.3 -- 2.4       |
|  R22      |   R72    |   2.5 -- 3.0     | 3.1 -- 3.3       |
|  R22      |   R63    |   2.6 -- 2.8     | 2.9              |
|  R22      |   R73    |   2.9 -- 3.3     | 3.4              |
|  R22      |   R83    |   3.2 -- 3.7     | 3.8              |
|  R22      |   RX3    |   3.7 -- 4.4     | 4.7              |
|  R32      |   R42    |   1.3            | 1.3              |
|  R32      |   R52    |   1.5 -- 1.6     | 1.6              |
|  R32      |   R72    |   1.8 -- 2.1     | 2.1 -- 2.2       |
|  R32      |   R63    |   1.8 -- 1.9     | 2.0              |
|  R32      |   R73    |   2.0 -- 2.2     | 2.3              |
|  R32      |   R83    |   2.3 -- 2.5     | 2.6              |
|  R32      |   RX3    |   2.6 -- 3.0     | 3.2              |
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio      |
|(ITRR) based on measurements and projections using standard |
|IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment.  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 input/output (I/O)            |
|configuration, the storage 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.           |
*------------------------------------------------------------*
 
Upgrades from/to 9672 R Processors -- ITR Ratios
 
*-----------*----------*------------------*------------------*
|From Model | To Model |MVS/ESA SP V5 R1.0| VM/ESA V1 R2.2   |
|-----------+----------+------------------+------------------|
|  R42      |   R52    |   1.2            | 1.2              |
|  R42      |   R72    |   1.4 -- 1.6     | 1.6 -- 1.7       |
|  R42      |   R63    |   1.5            | 1.5              |
|  R42      |   R73    |   1.6 -- 1.7     | 1.7 -- 1.8       |
|  R42      |   R83    |   1.8 -- 1.9     | 2.0              |
|  R42      |   RX3    |   2.1 -- 2.3     | 2.4              |
|  R52      |   R72    |   1.2 -- 1.3     | 1.3 -- 1.4       |
|  R52      |   R63    |   1.2 -- 1.3     | 1.2 -- 1.3       |
|  R52      |   R73    |   1.4            | 1.4              |
|  R52      |   R83    |   1.5 -- 1.6     | 1.6              |
|  R52      |   RX3    |   1.8 -- 1.9     | 2.0              |
|  R72      |   R83    |   1.2 -- 1.3     | 1.2              |
|  R72      |   RX3    |   1.4 -- 1.5     | 1.4              |
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio      |
|(ITRR) based on measurements and projections using standard |
|IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment.  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 input/output (I/O)            |
|configuration, the storage 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.           |
*------------------------------------------------------------*
 
Upgrades from/to 9672 R Processors -- ITR Ratios
 
*-----------*----------*------------------*------------------*
|From Model | To Model |MVS/ESA SP V5 R1.0| VM/ESA V1 R2.2   |
|-----------+----------+------------------+------------------|
|  R53      |   R63    |   1.1 -- 1.2     | 1.2              |
|  R53      |   R73    |   1.3            | 1.4              |
|  R53      |   R83    |   1.4 -- 1.5     | 1.5 -- 1.6       |
|  R53      |   RX3    |   1.6 -- 1.8     | 1.9              |
|  R63      |   R73    |   1.1            | 1.1 -- 1.2       |
|  R63      |   R83    |   1.2 -- 1.3     | 1.3              |
|  R63      |   RX3    |   1.4 -- 1.6     | 1.6              |
|  R73      |   R83    |   1.1            | 1.1              |
|  R73      |   RX3    |   1.3 -- 1.4     | 1.4              |
|  R83      |   RX3    |   1.1 -- 1.2     | 1.2              |
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio      |
|(ITRR) based on measurements and projections using standard |
|IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment.  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 input/output (I/O)            |
|configuration, the storage 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.           |
*------------------------------------------------------------*
 

Model Descriptions

  • Single CEC general-purpose server

  • Cost-effective replacement for bipolar and comparable non-IBM processors

  • Performance growth within family
    • In comparison to the 9672 R11 Model, the performance of the 9672 R12 Model is increased by approximately 40% to 60%, and the Model RX3 provides 2.2 to 2.7 times the processing capacity of a Model R61.

  • Field installable upgrade paths from the S/390*
    • Parallel Enterprise Server 9672-R1 (R11-based) Models
    • Parallel Transaction Server 9672 E/P Models

  • Hardware Management Console (HMC)

Each 9672 Model Rxx requires:

A Hardware Management Console (HMC) attached via Token Ring LAN. A 75-ft Token Ring cable is shipped with the machine. If additional length is needed, customer must order it. Please see the "9672 S/390 Installation Manual-Physical Planning," GC22-7101, for information on ordering LAN cables.

The console is attached via a Token Ring and can be located at distances up to the limit of the installed Token Ring.

The maximum number of consoles are four connected on the LAN and a console can manage up to 32 S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server. Therefore, a console may not be necessary if one is already in use on another machine.

This implementation means a spare console can be installed on the Token Ring, ready for control to be transferred to it if the need arises. Although a spare can have no view or control capabilities associated with the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server until control is transferred to it, it can be in use for other needs. However, if control needs to be transferred to the spare, the console application should be the only application executing on it.

A Remote Support Facility (RSF) modem is shipped with the system.

Central Processors (CPs)

The System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server Model RA2 has one Processor Unit (PU). The 1-way Processor Unit can be upgraded to a 1-way (R12), 2-way (R22), 3-way (R32), 4-way (R42), 5-way (R52), or 7-way (R72) 9672 R2 models. The 1-way Processor Unit can also be upgraded to a 6-way (R63), 7-way (R73), 8-way (R83) or 10-way (RX3) 9672 R3 models. This provides great performance granularity and a large number of flexible configurations to meet customers needs.

CPs can be dedicated to a single logical partition or shared among multiple logical partitions. The allocation of CPs to a logical partition is made when the logical partition is activated. The use of CP resources shared between logical partitions can be limited and modified by operator commands while the logical partitions are active. CPs that are dedicated to a logical partition are available only to that logical partition.

Processor Storage

Depending upon the model, the minimum processor storage is 128MB (one 128MB card). Depending upon the model, the maximum processor storage is 4096 MB (four 1024-MB cards). The storage cards removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Before activation of logical partitions, central storage and optional expanded storage must be defined to the logical partitions. When a logical partition is activated, the storage resources are allocated in contiguous blocks. System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server models support a 16 MB storage granularity for both central and expanded storage. A minimum of 64 MB central storage is required, and the maximum in either central or expanded storage is 2048 MB. You can dynamically reallocate storage resources for ESA/390 mode and ESA/390 TPF mode logical partitions using dynamic storage reconfiguration. After you define and activate an ESA/390 logical partition, you can load a supporting operating system into that logical partition.

Note: Allocated central storage or expanded storage can not be shared among multiple logical partitions.

The following Tables show every possible order combination for processor storage. You tell the configurator the amount of storage you want and the configurator determines the feature numbers required. The tables illustrate Initial Order and MES Orders.

 Storage Orders - Initial
===========================
  TOTAL       ON
 STORAGE     ORDER  FEATURE
 DESIRED    FEATURE   QTY
--------------------------
   128MB     2128      1
--------------------------
   256MB     2256      1
--------------------------
   512MB     2512      1
--------------------------
  1024MB     2024      1
--------------------------
 
 
Storage upgrades for MESs =========================== | | | | INSTALLED | DESIRED | MES ORDER | MFG WILL | MUST BE RETURNED TOTAL | TOTAL | FEATURES | SHIP | TO MFG STORAGE | STORAGE | # |Qty | CARD |QTY | CARD |QTY -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 128MB | 256MB | 2256 | 1 | 0256 | 1 | 0128 | 1 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 128MB | 512MB | 2512 | 1 | 0512 | 1 | 0128 | 1 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 128MB | 1024MB | 2024 | 1 | 1024 | 1 | 0128 | 1 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 256MB | 512MB | 2512 | 1 | 0512 | 1 | 0256 | 1 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 256MB | 1024MB | 2024 | 1 | 1024 | 1 | 0256 | 1 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 512MB | 1024MB | 2024 | 1 | 1024 | 1 | 0512 | 1 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|----------  

Note: When storage is increased CFSYSTEM will generate a feature exchange to remove the 'from' storage feature code and add the 'to' storage feature code.

Processor Resource/Systems Manager (PR/SM)

PR/SM is standard.

Two modes of operation are available: ESA/390 mode (which supports 370-XA and ESA/370* operating systems), and Logically Partitioned (LPAR) mode. When operating in LPAR mode the following enhancements are available:

  • Capability to define up to ten logical PR/SM partitions

  • PR/SM dynamic storage reconfiguration capability allows central and expanded storage to be dynamically added or removed from a logical partition.

  • PR/SM resource capping capability is included.

  • The PR/SM security functions include a display menu that strengthens the separation between operating systems running in logical partitions by controlling access to certain system facilities, allowing a higher level of security control.

  • Software supported in LPAR mode:
    • MVS/ESA* 3.1.3 and subsequent releases
    • MVS/XA* 2.2.0 and subsequent releases
    • VM/ESA* 1.2.1 and subsequent releases
    • VM/ESA (370) 1.1.5 and subsequent releases
    • VSE/ESA* (370) Version 1 and subsequent releases

Note: VSE/ESA Version 1 runs on the uniprocessors in Basic mode. It also runs on all models in LPAR mode, or as a guest of VM/ESA. In an LPAR, it can also run in 370 mode.

Note: PR/SM also provides the enhancement support for Multiple Preferred Guests.

Channels

One card of parallel (3 channels) or ESCON (4 channels) is required as a minimum. Additional channels are added in one card increments.

The channels supported are:

  • ESCON channel group (#2313) provides four ESCON channels
  • Parallel channel group (#2303) provides three parallel channels

The 9672 RA2 model, for example, supports:

  • 64 maximum ESCON channels only (4 channel increments) or
  • 48 maximum Parallel channels only (3 channel increments)
  • OR a mix of Parallel and ESCON channels

The ESCON/Parallel channels plug into the CEC Cage and I/O Cage. channels, an Expansion Cage is required for channels. There is one type of Expansion cage (#2020), that can accommodate up to 22 slots (88 ESCON or 66 Parallel channels).

Channels can be allocated to logical partitions as follows:

  • Dedicated channels
  • Reconfigurable channels
  • Shared channels (for EMIF-capable processor complexes only).

Dedicated Channels

Dedicated channels are unshared channels and can only be used by those logical partitions to which they are allocated.

Reconfigurable Channels

Reconfigurable channels are unshared channels that can be dynamically moved among logical partitions but can only belong to one logical partition at a given time.

Shared Channels

ESCON channels and coupling sender links can be allocated to be shared among multiple logical partitions so that the shared channels can be accessed by more than one logical partition at the same time.

Device Sharing

Device can be shared among logical partitions by:

  • Using a separate channel for each logical partition.
  • Using a shared ESCON channel if your processor complex is EMIF-capable.

Preferred Path

Preferred channel paths can be specified for devices in LPAR mode as well as basic mode. Use IOCP to define a preferred path for a device by coding the PATH parameter in the IODEVICE macro instruction.

For more information, see "Input/Output Configuration Program User's Guide" and "ESCON Channel-to-Channel Reference," GC38-0401.

Channels - Parallel

The parallel channel feature gives you three channels on one card. Each parallel channel attaches from one to eight control units and addresses up to 256 I/O devices.

Parallel channel cabling can be done using existing Bus and Tag cables from the first control unit on each channel to the 9672. At the 9672, a 78D-pin parallel jumper cable (part number 6473053) will be provided to connect the bus and tag cables to the parallel channel card. The 9672 will continue to support Bus and Tag cable lengths up to 400 feet.

A 2.1 meter 78D-pin parallel jumper cable will be provided with each parallel channel ordered. This cable will be used with existing OEMI (Bus/Tag) cables. The 2.1 meter jumper cables are shipped with the processor at no additional charge.

The 78D-pin parallel jumper cables eliminates the need for the tailgate feature. The jumpers reach from the channel card to under the frame where they connect to the Bus and Tab cables. The Bus and Tab cables must reach to a point under the 9672 frame where the jumper can be attached. See the Installation Manual--Physical Planning (GC22-7101) for cable planning.

Another alternative to the 78D-pin parallel jumper cables connected to the Bus and Tag cables is a variable length 78D-pin parallel jumper cable (part number 55G8739). This cable is available up to 400 feet and replaces both the 2.1 meter 78D-pin jumper cable and the Bus and Tag cables to the first control unit attached to the 9672. This cable is a chargeable item. See the section called "78D-pin Parallel Jumper Cables" for ordering information.

Modes of Operation

Parallel Channels operate in ESA/390 mode or LPAR mode. Parallel channels can be configured for operation in block multiplex mode or for byte multiplex mode.

  • Block-Multiplex Mode of Operation

    Block-multiplex mode of operation is used for faster devices (disk and tape devices, printers, display stations, and more).

    Block multiplex mode lets several I/O devices operate concurrently with high speed. Both `direct coupled (DC) interlock mode' and `data streaming mode' are supported. DC interlock mode permits a data rate of up to 1.5 megabytes/sec. Data streaming permits a maximum aggregate data rate of 4.5 megabytes/sec, and cable lengths of up to 122 meters (400 ft) between the System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server and the last control unit. The channel subsystem permits the intermixed attachment of data streaming and non-data-streaming devices on the same channel.

  • Byte-Multiplex Mode of Operation

    Byte-multiplex mode of operation is used for slower-speed I/O devices (card readers, punches, TP control units).

    Byte-multiplex mode lets several relatively slow-speed devices operate concurrently. The data transfer rate in byte multiplex mode ranges from 40 kilobytes/sec in single-byte mode to 590-1000 kilobytes/sec in burst mode. Cable lengths may be up to 122 meters (400 ft) between the System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server and the last control unit.

Channels - ESCON

The ESCON Channel consists of one card in the System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server and contains four channels plus the necessary Licensed Internal Code. The ESCON Channel allows for attachment of I/O control units using a fiber optic cable, with higher speed and over longer distances compared to attachment via the Parallel Channel. The I/O devices attach through control units equipped for ESCON attachment. One control unit can be attached directly, point to point, to an ESCON Channel; several control units can be attached via an ESCON Director (IBM 9032-2, 9032-3, or IBM 9033-1). The ESCON Channel allows the addressing of up to 1024 I/O devices per channel to the System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server.

The System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server allows 120 control units per ESCON channel. All ESCON channels are capable of operating at a data rate of up to 17 MB per second. (See "Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable.")

ESCON Multiple Image Facility enables ESCON channel sharing among PR/SM logical partitions, lowering the total cost of computing as well as migration to an ESCON environment by reducing the number of channels, director ports, and control unit adapters required to support connectivity to a single machine.

ESCON products work together to provide solutions in the areas of:

  • Simplified device connectivity and sharing
  • Efficient use of channels and adapters
  • Increased connectivity distances
  • Configuration management under program control
  • High availability
  • Basis for growth and I/O performance
  • Reduced cable bulk and weight

In ESA/390 mode, any CP may initiate an operation with any I/O device and process any I/O interrupt, using any of the channel paths. This Model can use up to a maximum of 128 different logical paths to a single device. For additional information, see "ESCON Reference Guide," G326-0005.

Note: ESCON Channels do not support System/370* Mode.

The 9034 ESCON converter Model 001 is supported for both Block and Byte devices. See "Devices Supported" section for a list of supported devices.

Channels - Coupling Links

Coupling Links are high bandwidth fiber optic links that connect the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server to a Coupling Facility. These new channels provide high-speed access to a Coupling Facility from MVS/ESA* systems running on a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server in an Parallel Sysplex. The Coupling Links require direct connection between the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server and the Coupling Facility.

The Coupling Links are available on new S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers and new Coupling Facilities. The features can be ordered in increments of one. The 9672 R2 and R3 models can have up to 12 Coupling Links. The 9674 C02 and C03 models can have up to 32 Coupling Links.

Two types of Coupling Links will be available. The first type uses a multimode 50 micron fiber optic cable. This Coupling Link type is attached to the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server and the Coupling Facility by a full duplex connector which conforms to the Fibre Channel Standard (FCS level 0 protocol) specifications. The multimode Coupling Links uses a short wave laser light source, and can support distances of up to 1 kilometer between the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server and the Coupling Facility. The second type of Coupling Links uses a 9 or 10 micron single-mode fiber optic cable. The single-mode cable used for the Coupling Links has the same specifications as the cable used for ESCON XDF Channels. Installations having single-mode fiber trunks in place for ESCON can use available cables for their single-mode Coupling Links. Attachment of the single-mode Coupling Links to a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server is also done using a duplex connector which meets Fibre Channel Standard specifications. The single-mode Coupling Links uses a long wave laser light source, and supports connections between the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server and a Coupling Facility of up to 3 kilometers in distance.

A minimum of one Coupling Link is required from each MVS/ESA system running on a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server to a Coupling Facility in a Parallel Sysplex environment for data sharing. It is possible to attach additional Coupling Links from an MVS/ESA system to each Coupling Facility. Such configurations ensure a fault tolerant environment which is recommended for applications such as mission critical On-Line Transaction Processing and Client/Server environments. Since the Coupling Links are supported by the ESCON Multiple Image Facility (EMIF) it is easy to configure systems designed for high availability data sharing and share the Coupling Links on a single S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server across several MVS/ESA systems running in PR/SM logical partitions. This capability of EMIF and Coupling Links delivers enhanced data sharing while providing an effective solution for controlling the total cost of computing for customers who have invested in S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server technology.

Installations requiring Coupling Links at distances of greater than 3 kilometers between the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server and the Coupling Facility should submit an RPQ stating their requirement.

Fiber optic jumper cables are required for connecting one Coupling Link feature to another Coupling Link feature. For initial equipment orders and feature MES orders, one standard-length IBM multimode or one standard-length single-mode fiber optic jumper cable will be provided, at no additional charge, for the connection between two Coupling Link features. Custom lengths will be provided at a charge. Refer to the Coupling Link Fiber Optic Cable section at the end of the Chargeable Features for ordering information.

Value Considerations:

Coupling Links are available on S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server and provide a means through which MVS/ESA systems and applications running on the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server can participate in an Parallel Sysplex environment and realize the benefits of data sharing. This capability protects a customer's investment in the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server platform and offers flexibility to meet capacity requirements through the coupling of installed S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server with other coupling capable S/390 Parallel Servers, 9021 711-based Processors, and 9121 511-based Processors.

Coupling Links use Fiber Optic Cables which offer Installation Management and Systems Management benefits similar to ESCON Channels with regard to cable size, weight, and cost.

The single mode Coupling Links can be installed using existing Fiber Optic trunks that have been installed for ESCON XDF Channels saving the customer the time and cost to install new cables.

The Coupling Links use connectors which meet the Fibre Channel Standards specifications.

The Coupling Links on a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server used to connect an MVS/ESA system to a Coupling Facility are supported by EMIF. This provides for sharing Coupling Links across MVS/ESA systems running in logical partitions on a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server and has the benefits offered by EMIF for Systems/Configuration Management and reduced cost of computing.

Multiple Coupling Links can be used to connect an MVS/ESA system running on a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server to a single Coupling Facility as well as to multiple Coupling Facilities. This provides considerable flexibility to design shared data systems which are fault tolerant and provide high availability for mission critical business solutions.

S/390 Open Systems Adapter 1 and S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 Differentiation

With the introduction of OSA 2, the size of the package has been reduced, allowing the OSA 2 feature to be plugged into any I/O slot in a CEC or I/O expansion cage. This smaller package supports the networking protocols, TCP/IP for MVS and VM and SNA/APPN for MVS (ACF/VTAM for MVS/ESA).

OSA 1 delivers additional functions over OSA 2, utilizing intelligent co-processors. The packaging is larger, requiring a dedicated cage. The enhanced functions include TCP/IP protocol processing offload for MVS environments, large scale disk and print serving, and data distribution for NetWare clients via LANRES/MVS, as well as delivering file caching for Network File Systems (NFS) requests via the LAN Server for MVS and LAN File Services/ESA for MVS application.

OSA 1 and OSA 2 support the same LAN media types; Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI. OSA 1 and OSA 2 FDDI features support one dual-ring or single- ring attachment, as well as attachment to an optical bypass switch.

OSA 2 has an ENTR (Ethernet/Token Ring) feature that has two independent ports that can be configured as two Ethernets, two Token Rings, or one Ethernet and one Token Ring, providing maximum flexibility. OSA 1 has additional port capacity. The Ethernet and Token Rings features are two-card features with five ports each.
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Models

Model Summary Matrix

          Frame Frame   Maximum I/O
          QTY   QTY     Expansion
          W/O   With       Cages
          Up    Up      W/O | With   ESCON or   Storage
          Grade Grade    Up | Up     Parallel    Range     #     Coupling
          of    of     Grade|Grade   Channels            of CPs   Links
Models    Rx1   Rx1     Rx1 | Rx1      MAX       (MB)    (X-Way) MIN/MAX
--------  ----- -----  -----|-----  ----------  -------  ------- -------
9672-RA2   1-2   N/A    N/A | N/A   P/48 E/64   128-1GB     1     0 - 12
9672-R12   1-2   2-3     1  |  2    P/96 E/128  256-2GB     1     0 - 12
9672-R22   1-2   2-3     1  |  2    P/96 E/128  256-2GB     2     0 - 12
9672-R32   1-2   2-3     1  |  2    P/96 E/128  256-2GB     3     0 - 12
9672-R42   1-2   2-3     1  |  2    P/96 E/128  256-2GB     4     0 - 12
9672-R52   1-2   2-3     1  |  2    P/96 E/128  256-2GB     5     0 - 12
9672-R53   1-2   2-3     2  |  2    P/96 E/128  512-4GB     5     0 - 12
9672-R63   1-2   2-4     3  |  4    P/96 E/192  512-4GB     6     0 - 12
9672-R72   1-2   2-3     1  |  2    P/96 E/128  256-2GB     7     0 - 12
9672-R73   1-2   2-4     3  |  4    P/96 E/192  512-4GB     7     0 - 12
9672-R83   1-2   2-4     3  |  4    P/96 E/192  512-4GB     8     0 - 12
9672-RX3   1-2   2-4     3  |  4    P/96 E/192  512-4GB    10     0 - 12
 

S/390 Open Systems Adapter 1 Feature Capacity Ranges

The S/390 Open Systems Adapter 1 is referred to below as OSA 1. The server is referred to as a CEC.

 
Max | FDDI |Ethernet or Token Ring Card Max | 1 feature = | 1 feature = Max Slots Card |1 card & 1 port | 2 cards & 5 ports OSA 1 /OSA 1 Slots | Max Max | Max Max Cages Cage /CEC | Features Ports| Features Ports --------------------------------|-----------------|---------------------- | | 9672 R2, R3 1 9 9 | 9 9 | 4 20 | | --------------------------------|-----------------|----------------------  

S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 Feature Capacity Ranges

The S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 is referred to below as OSA 2. The server is referred to as a CEC.

 
| ENTR Feature | | (Ethernet/Token Ring) | FDDI Feature |---------------------------|---------------------- 9672 R2, R3 | One Card | One Card | Two Independent Ports | One Port ----------------------|---------------------------|---------------------- | Two Ethernet | | or | One Dual-Ring Maximum | Two Token Ring | or Features 12* | or | One Single-Ring | Ethernet/Token Ring 1+1 | | | ----------------------|---------------------------|----------------------  

Note: * The maximum of twelve can be all ENTR, all FDDI, or a mix of ENTR and FDDI features.

Maximum

Not applicable.

Customer Setup (CSU)

Not applicable.

Devices Supported

System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server Supported I/O Devices

The following I/O devices and control units are supported for attachment to System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server Parallel and ESCON channels as specified. It does not include devices and control units approved for attachment via the ESCON Converter, Model 1. These devices and control units can operate in ESA/390 mode and S/370* mode operating in a PR/SM partition in LPAR mode.

This list is updated periodically. Devices supported exclusively through a communications controller are not included.

SUPPORTED OEMI/PARALLEL I/O DEVICES

The following I/O devices and control units are supported for attachment to the IBM OEMI/parallel channel interface.

DIRECT ACCESS STORAGE DEVICE (DASD) CONTROLLERS             BLOCK  BYTE
 
3880 - 001,002,003            Storage Controller              X
3880 - 011,013,021,023        Storage Controller              X
3990 - 001,002,003,006        Storage Controller              X
3995 - 131,132,151,153        Optical Library Dataserver      X
3995 - 133,153                Optical Library Dataserver      X
9341 - A02                    Storage Controller              X
9343 - C02,C04,CC2,CC4        Storage Controller              X
9394 - 001,002,003            RAMAC Array Subsystem           X
 
MAGNETIC TAPE UNITS                                         BLOCK  BYTE
 
3480 - A11,A22                Magnetic Tape Subsystem         X
3490 - A01,A02,A10,A20        Magnetic Tape Subsystem         X
3490 - C1A,C2A,C10,C11,C22    Magnetic Tape Subsystem         X
3490 - D31,D32,D41,D42        Magnetic Tape Subsystem         X
3494 - L10                    Tape Library Dataserver         X
 
PRINTERS                                                    BLOCK  BYTE
 
3800 - 001,003,006            Printing Subsystem              X
3820 - 001                    Page Printer                    X
3825 - 001                    Page Printer                    X
3827 - 001                    Page Printer                    X
3828 - 001                    Page Printer                    X
3835 - 001,002                Page Printer                    X
3900 - DW1,DW2,D01,D02,       Duplex Printing System          X
       0W1,0W3,001
 
MISCELLANEOUS                                               BLOCK  BYTE
 
3088 - 0A1,001,002            Multisys. Channel Comm. Unit    X
3172 - 001,003                Interconnect Controller         X
3174 - 11L,21L                Establishment Controller        X     X
3745 - 130,150,170            Communications Controller       X     X
3814 - A01,A02,A03,A04        Switching Management System     X     X
6098 - 001                    Control Unit                    X
7013 - All Models             RS/6000                         X
 
MODELS: J01, J30, 52E, 52H, 520, 53E, 53H, 530, 540, 55E,
55L, 55S, 550, 56F, 560, 57F, 57L, 570, 571, 58F, 58H, 580,
581, 59H, 590
 
7015 - All Models             RS/6000                         X
 
MODELS R00, R10, R20, R24, R3U, R30, 930, 95E, 950, 951, 97B,
97E, 97F, 970, 98B, 98E, 98F, 980, 99E, 99F, 99J, 99K, 990.
 
9035 - 002                    ESCON Converter Model 2         X
9076 SP1, SP2 - All Models *   Power Parallel Systems         X
 
*MODELS: A01, 001, 002, 003, 004, 101, 201, 202, 203, 204,
3A2, 3A3, 3A4, 3B2, 3B3, 3B4, 301, 302, 303, 304, 401, 402,
403, 404,
 
SUPPORTED ESCON I/O DEVICES
 
The following I/O devices and control units are supported for
attachment to the ESCON channel.
 
DIRECT ACCESS STORAGE DEVICE (DASD) CONTROLLERS
 
3990 - 002,003,006            Storage Controller
3995 - 133                    Optical Library Dataserver
9341 - A02                    Storage Controller
9343 - D04,DC4                Storage Controller
9394 - 001,002,003            RAMAC Array Subsystem
 
MAGNETIC TAPE UNITS
 
3490 - A01,A02,A10,A20        Magnetic Tape Subsystem
3490 - C1A,C2A,C10,C11,C22    Magnetic Tape Subsystem
3490 - D31,D32,D41,D42        Magnetic Tape Subsystem
3494 - L10                    Tape Library Dataserver
 
MISCELLANEOUS
 
3172 - 001,003                Interconnect Controller
3174 - 12L, 22L               Establishment Controller
3745 - 17A,21A,31A,41A,61A    Communications Controller
3900 - DW1,DW2,D01,D02,       Duplex Printing System
       0W1,0W3
 
7013 - All Models             RS/6000
7015 - All Models             RS/6000
9032 - 002,003                ESCON Director
9033 - 001                    ESCON Director
9034 - 001                    ESCON Converter
9036 - 001,002                ESCON Remote Channel Extender
9076 SP1, SP2, All Models     Power Parallel Systems
 

Model Conversions

All model upgrades, as well as memory and feature upgrades, can be field installed by IBM Service representatives.

Unless otherwise indicated, parts removed or replaced must be returned and become the property of IBM.

The Licensed Internal Code as a result of an upgrade must be entirely returned to IBM.

The installation of additional features such as channels, or the installation of required microcode levels, affects the total installation time.

Model and memory downgrades are not available.

Parts removed as a result of a model change become the property of IBM.

Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model  RA2        9672 Model R12
9672 Model  RA2        9672 Model R22
9672 Model  RA2        9672 Model R32
9672 Model  RA2        9672 Model R42
9672 Model  RA2        9672 Model R52
9672 Model  RA2        9672 Model R72
 
9672 Model  RA2        9672 Model R63
9672 Model  RA2        9672 Model R73
9672 Model  RA2        9672 Model R83
9672 Model  RA2        9672 Model RX3
 
  HORIZONTAL/DIAGONAL UPGRADES:
       FROM                 TO
  --------------       --------------
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model RA4
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R14
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model RB4
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R24
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model RC4
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R34
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R44
 
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R54
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R64
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R74
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R84
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R94
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model RX4
 
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model RA5
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R15
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model RB5
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R25
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model RA2       9672 Model RY5
 
       Model Conversion                 Model Conversion
             From                              To
       Type       Model                 Type       Model
       ----       -----                 ----       -----
                            NOTE:
       9672        RA2       (+)        9672        RA5
       9672        RA2       (+)        9672        R15
       9672        RA2       (+)        9672        RB5
       9672        RA2       (+)        9672        R25
       9672        RA2       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        RA2       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        RA2       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        RA2       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        RA2       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        RA2       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        RA2       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        RA2       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        RA2       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        RA2       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R12       (+)        9672        RA5
       9672        R12       (+)        9672        R15
       9672        R12       (+)        9672        RB5
       9672        R12       (+)        9672        R25
       9672        R12       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        R12       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        R12       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R12       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R12       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R12       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R12       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R12       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R12       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R12       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R22       (+)        9672        R15
       9672        R22       (+)        9672        RB5
       9672        R22       (+)        9672        R25
       9672        R22       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        R22       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        R22       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R22       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R22       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R22       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R22       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R22       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R22       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R22       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R32       (+)        9672        RB5
       9672        R32       (+)        9672        R25
       9672        R32       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        R32       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        R32       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R32       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R32       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R32       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R32       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R32       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R32       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R32       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R42       (+)        9672        R25
       9672        R42       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        R42       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        R42       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R42       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R42       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R42       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R42       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R42       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R42       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R42       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R52       (+)        9672        R25
       9672        R52       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        R52       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R52       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R52       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R52       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R52       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R52       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R52       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R52       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R72       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        R72       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        R72       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R72       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R72       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R72       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R72       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R72       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R72       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R72       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R53       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        R53       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        R53       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R53       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R53       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R53       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R53       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R53       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R53       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R53       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R63       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        R63       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        R63       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R63       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R63       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R63       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R63       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R63       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R63       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R63       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R73       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        R73       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R73       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R73       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R73       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R73       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R73       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R73       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R73       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R83       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R83       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R83       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R83       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R83       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R83       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R83       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R83       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        RX3       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        RX3       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        RX3       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        RX3       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        RX3       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        RX3       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        RX3       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        RX3       (+)        9672        RY5
 
Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model  R22        9672 Model R32
9672 Model  R22        9672 Model R42
9672 Model  R22        9672 Model R52
9672 Model  R22        9672 Model R72
 
9672 Model  R22        9672 Model R63
9672 Model  R22        9672 Model R73
9672 Model  R22        9672 Model R83
9672 Model  R22        9672 Model RX3
 
  HORIZONTAL/DIAGONAL UPGRADES:
       FROM                 TO
  --------------       --------------
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model RB4
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R24
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model RC4
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R34
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R44
 
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R54
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R64
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R74
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R84
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R94
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model RX4
 
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R15
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model RB5
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R25
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R22       9672 Model RY5
 
Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model  R32        9672 Model R42
9672 Model  R32        9672 Model R52
9672 Model  R32        9672 Model R72
 
9672 Model  R32        9672 Model R63
9672 Model  R32        9672 Model R73
9672 Model  R32        9672 Model R83
9672 Model  R32        9672 Model RX3
 
  HORIZONTAL/DIAGONAL UPGRADES:
       FROM                 TO
  --------------       --------------
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R24
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model RC4
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R34
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R44
 
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R54
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R64
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R74
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R84
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R94
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model RX4
 
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model RB5
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R25
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R32       9672 Model RY5
 
Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model  R42        9672 Model R52
9672 Model  R42        9672 Model R72
 
9672 Model  R42        9672 Model R63
9672 Model  R42        9672 Model R73
9672 Model  R42        9672 Model R83
9672 Model  R42        9672 Model RX3
 
  HORIZONTAL/DIAGONAL UPGRADES:
       FROM                 TO
  --------------       --------------
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model RC4
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R34
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R44
 
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R54
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R64
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R74
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R84
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R94
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model RX4
 
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R25
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R42       9672 Model RY5
 
Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model  R52        9672 Model R72
 
9672 Model  R52        9672 Model R63
9672 Model  R52        9672 Model R73
9672 Model  R52        9672 Model R83
9672 Model  R52        9672 Model RX3
 
  HORIZONTAL/DIAGONAL UPGRADES:
       FROM                 TO
  --------------       --------------
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R34
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R44
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R54
 
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R64
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R74
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R84
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R94
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model RX4
 
  HORIZONTAL/DIAGONAL UPGRADES:
       FROM                 TO
  --------------       --------------
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R25
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R52       9672 Model RY5
 
Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model  R53        9672 Model R63
9672 Model  R53        9672 Model R73
9672 Model  R53        9672 Model R83
9672 Model  R53        9672 Model RX3
 
  HORIZONTAL/DIAGONAL UPGRADES:
       FROM                 TO
  --------------       --------------
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model R44
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model R54
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model R64
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model R74
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model R84
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model R94
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model RX4
 
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R53       9672 Model RY5
 
Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model  R63        9672 Model R73
9672 Model  R63        9672 Model R83
9672 Model  R63        9672 Model RX3
 
  HORIZONTAL/DIAGONAL UPGRADES:
       FROM                 TO
  --------------       --------------
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model R44
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model R54
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model R64
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model R74
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model R84
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model R94
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model RX4
 
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R63       9672 Model RY5
 
Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model  R72        9672 Model R83
9672 Model  R72        9672 Model RX3
 
  HORIZONTAL/DIAGONAL UPGRADES:
       FROM                 TO
  --------------       --------------
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model R44
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model R54
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model R64
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model R74
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model R84
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model R94
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model RX4
 
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R72       9672 Model RY5
 
Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model  R73        9672 Model R83
9672 Model  R73        9672 Model RX3
 
  HORIZONTAL/DIAGONAL UPGRADES:
       FROM                 TO
  --------------       --------------
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model R54
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model R64
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model R74
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model R84
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model R94
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model RX4
 
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R73       9672 Model RY5
 
Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model  R83        9672 Model RX3
 
  HORIZONTAL/DIAGONAL UPGRADES:
       FROM                 TO
  --------------       --------------
  9672 Model R83       9672 Model R54
  9672 Model R83       9672 Model R64
  9672 Model R83       9672 Model R74
  9672 Model R83       9672 Model R84
  9672 Model R83       9672 Model R94
  9672 Model R83       9672 Model RX4
 
  9672 Model R83       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R83       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R83       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R83       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R83       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R83       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R83       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R83       9672 Model RY5
 
Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
--------------             ----
9672 Model RX3             None
 
  HORIZONTAL/DIAGONAL UPGRADES:
       FROM                 TO
  --------------       --------------
  9672 Model RX3       9672 Model R64
  9672 Model RX3       9672 Model R74
  9672 Model RX3       9672 Model R84
  9672 Model RX3       9672 Model R94
  9672 Model RX3       9672 Model RX4
  9672 Model RX3       9672 Model RY4
 
  9672 Model RX3       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model RX3       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model RX3       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model RX3       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model RX3       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model RX3       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model RX3       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model RX3       9672 Model RY5
 

Note: The following scenarios depict model conversions from R*1 to R*2 or R*3. It is a representation of certain parts that remain or get replaced/exchanged when converting from the R*1 to the R*2 or R*3 models.

 
MODEL UPGRADE R*1 TO R*2 OR R*3 R*1 HARDWARE R*1 HARDWARE A Frame ------> B Frame *-------------------------* *--------------------------* | | | | | | | | | 9672 | | 9672 | | | | | | CEC | | EXPANSION CAGE | | | ------> | | | FC 0010 | | FC 1000 | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------| |--------------------------| | | | | | | | | | 9672 | | 9672 | | | | | | EXPANSION CAGE | ------> | EXPANSION CAGE | | | | | | FC 1000 | | FC 1000 | | | | | | | | | | | | | *-------------------------* *--------------------------*  

Notes:

  1. The R*1 Hardware (including its frame) will be moved from the "A" Frame position to the "B" Frame position. The R*2/R*3 Hardware will assume the "A" Frame position. It is not NECESSARY to move the FRAME unless its location prevents the R2/3 from being placed before the "B" Frame.

  2. Except for the ISC Adapter and Links, all of the R*1 hardware that is used on the R*2/R*3 models must remain in the R*1 "B" Frame (Details and Examples to follow).

Parts That are affected by the Upgrade

  • Items that will be REMOVED:
    1. STORM MAU
    2. STORM SE
    3. EPO
    4. TAILGATE
    5. PU (Processing Unit)
    6. Memory
    7. TORNADO - Feature Code 2000
    8. ETR - Feature Code 6151 (Feature Code 6152 and 6150 will be MOVED)
    9. Extra STORM Frames.
    10. IF there are MORE then TWO 6101/2. Three and above will be removed.

  • Items that will be MOVED:

    1. ETR - Feature Code 6150 and 6152 (Feature Code 6151 will be REMOVED)

  • Items that will be Kept in the Expansion Cage or the Converted CEC:
    1. CEC (STORM) is converted from F/C 0010 to Expansion Cage F/C 1000
    2. ESCON Channels (STORM) Feature Code 6113
    3. XDF Channels (STORM) Feature Code 6114
    4. Parallel Channels (STORM) Feature Code 6103
    5. OSA-1 (STORM) Feature Code 5001
    6. ISC Cards - Quantity of TWO or LESS will be kept and placed in Slots 19 and 17.

  • Items that need to ADDED to the Expansion Cage/s:
    1. Redrive Card
    2. Air Flow Card
    3. UEPO Cable
    4. UPC Cables
MODEL UPGRADE R*1 TO R*2
 
The following is an example of R*1 to R*2 Conversions:
 
 
    Example 1:  R*1 CEC Only Upgrade to an R*2
 
                          Feature Exchange
            *-----------------------------------------------*
            |                                               |
            |                                               |
       R*1 CEC ONLY                  R*2 CEC ONLY      R*1 Hardware
         A Frame                       A Frame           B Frame
    |----------------|           |-----------------||-----------------|
    |                |           |                 ||                 |
    |      CEC       |           |       CEC       ||    EXPANSION    |
    |    FEATURE     |           |     FEATURE     ||      CAGE       |
    |     CODE       |           |      CODE       ||     FEATURE     |
    |                |           |                 ||                 |
    |     0010       |           |      0020       ||      1000       |
    |    (STORM)     |           |    (CYCLONE)    ||     (STORM)     |
    |----------------|           |-----------------||-----------------|
    |                |           |  Optional       ||                 |
    |                |           |     I/O Cage    ||                 |
    |    Empty       |           |     OSA-1       ||     Empty       |
    |                |           |                 ||                 |
    |                |           |                 ||                 |
    |                |           |                 ||                 |
    |                |           |                 ||                 |
    |----------------|           |-----------------||-----------------|
 
The following is an example of R*1 to R*2 Conversion with
Expansion Cage:
 
 
    Example 2:  R*1 CEC with Expansion Upgrade to an R*2
 
                          Feature Exchange
            *-----------------------------------------------*
            |                                               |
            |                                               |
       R*1 CEC ONLY                  R*2 CEC ONLY      R*1 Hardware
         A Frame                       A Frame           B Frame
    |----------------|           |-----------------||-----------------|
    |                |           |                 ||                 |
    |      CEC       |           |       CEC       ||    EXPANSION    |
    |    FEATURE     |           |     FEATURE     ||      CAGE       |
    |     CODE       |           |      CODE       ||     FEATURE     |
    |                |           |                 ||                 |
    |     0010       |           |      0020       ||      1000       |
    |    (STORM)     |           |    (CYCLONE)    ||     (STORM)     |
    |----------------|           |-----------------||-----------------|
    |                |           |  Optional       ||                 |
    |    EXPANSION   |           |                 ||    EXPANSION    |
    |      CAGE      |           |     OSA-1       ||      CAGE       |
    |     FEATURE    |           |                 ||     FEATURE     |
    |                |           |                 ||                 |
    |      1000      |           |                 ||      1000       |
    |     (STORM)    |           |                 ||     (STORM)     |
    |----------------|           |-----------------||-----------------|
 
The following is an examples of R*1 with OSA-1 to R*2
Conversions:
 
 
    Example 3:  R*1 CEC with Expansion and OSA-1 Upgrade to an R*2
 
                          Feature Exchange
              *------------------------------------------*
              |                                          |
              |                                          |
        R*1 Hardware                 R*2 CEC       R*1 Hardware
     Z Frame   A Frame               A Frame    B Frame    C Frame
   |---------||---------|          |---------||---------||---------|
   | Optional||   CEC   |          |   CEC   ||EXPANSION|| Optional|
   | OSA-1   || FEATURE |          | FEATURE ||  CAGE   || OSA-1   |
   |         ||  CODE   |          |   CODE  || FEATURE ||         |
   |         ||         |          |         ||         ||         |
   |         ||  0010   |          |  0020   ||  1000   ||         |
   |         || (STORM) |          |(CYCLONE)|| (STORM) ||         |
   |---------||---------|          |---------||---------||---------|
   | Optional||         |          |         ||         || Optional|
   | OSA-1   ||EXPANSION|          |         ||EXPANSION|| OSA-1   |
   |         ||  CAGE   |          |  Empty  ||  CAGE   ||         |
   |         || FEATURE |          |         || FEATURE ||         |
   |         ||         |          |         ||         ||         |
   |         ||  1000   |          |         ||  1000   ||         |
   |         || (STORM) |          |         || (STORM) ||         |
   |---------||---------|          |---------||---------||---------|
 
   Note:  OSA-1 is limited to one (1) per CEC.
 
The following is an examples of R*1/P01 with Tailgate and
OSA-1 to R*2 Conversions:
 
 
    Example 4:  R*1/P01 CEC with Expansion, Tailgate and OSA-1 Upgraded
                to an R*2.
 
                          Feature Exchange
               *--------------------------------------*
               |                                      |
               |                                      |
          R*1 Hardware              R*2 CEC       R*1 Hardware
  Y Frame    Z Frame   A Frame      A Frame    B Frame    C Frame
|----------|----------|--------|  |----------||---------|----------|
| Optional |EXPANSION |  CEC   |  |          ||  PSC (2)|  Optional|
| OSA-1    |  CAGE    |FEATURE |  |          ||---------|  OSA-1   |
|          |          | CODE   |  |    CEC   ||EXPANSION|          |
|          |          |        |  |  FEATURE ||  CAGE   |          |
|          |  1000    | 0010   |  |   0020   ||  1000   |          |
|          | (STORM)  |(STORM) |  | (CYCLONE)|| (STORM) |          |
|----------+----------+--------|  |----------||---------+----------|
|          |Optional  |Optional|  |          ||         |  Optional|
|          |PSC       |PSC     |  |          ||EXPANSION|  OSA-1   |
| Empty    |----------+--------|  |  Empty   ||  CAGE   |          |
|          |TAILGATE  |TAILGATE|  |          || FEATURE |          |
|          |----------+--------|  |          ||         |          |
|          |          |        |  |          ||  1000   |          |
|          |          |        |  |          || (STORM) |          |
|----------|----------|--------|  |----------||---------|----------|
 

Notes:

  1. The "A" Frame and the Tailgates from the "A" and the "Z" Frames will be removed from the system and returned to MFG via FEATURE EXCHANGE.

  2. The CEC (Feature Code 0010) in the "A" Frame will be converted to an Expansion Cage (Feature Code 1000) via FEATURE EXCHANGE and moved to the bottom of the "Z" Frame.

  3. PSC boxes will be removed and reinstalled as pictured. There is room for one set (2 PSC boxes) to be placed above the converted CEC (top half of "B" Frame). If there are more then one set (2) 6101/2 they will be discarded. If more PSCs are required, Feature Code 6201/2 MUST and installed in the "A" and "Z" and connected to the PASSAT or the CYCLONE as required.

  4. The Expansion Cage in the LOWER half of the STORM Frames will NEVER have a PSC box above it (this is an exception to the PSC placement RULES).
MODEL UPGRADE R*1 TO R*3
 
The following is an examples of R*1 to R*3 Conversions:
 
 
    Example 5:  R*1 CEC Only Upgrade to an R*3
 
                          Feature Exchange
            *-------------------------------------------------*
            |                                                 |
            |                                                 |
       R*1 CEC ONLY                          R*3 CEC ONLY R*1 Hardware
         A Frame                  Z Frame      A Frame     B Frame
      |-----------|            |-----------||-----------||-----------|
      |    CEC    |            | Optional  ||    CEC    ||EXPANSION  |
      |  FEATURE  |            | I/O Cage  ||  FEATURE  ||  CAGE     |
      |   CODE    |            |           ||   CODE    || FEATURE   |
      |           |            |           ||           ||           |
      |   0010    |            |           ||   0030    ||  1000     |
      |  (STORM)  |            |           ||(HURRICANE)|| (STORM)   |
      |-----------|            |-----------||-----------||-----------|
      |           |            | Optional  || Optional  ||           |
      |           |            | I/O Cage  ||  I/O Cage ||           |
      |  Empty    |            | OSA-1     ||           ||  Empty    |
      |           |            |           ||           ||           |
      |           |            |           ||           ||           |
      |           |            |           ||           ||           |
      |           |            |           ||           ||           |
      |-----------|            |-----------||-----------||-----------|
 
The following is an examples of R*1 with Expansion Cage to
R*3 Conversions:
 
 
    Example 6:  R*1 CEC with Expansion Upgrade to an R*3
 
                          Feature Exchange
            *-------------------------------------------------*
            |                                                 |
            |                                                 |
       R*1 Hardware                   R*3 Hardware        R*1 Hardware
         A Frame                  Z Frame      A Frame     B Frame
      |-----------|            |-----------||-----------||-----------|
      |    CEC    |            | Optional  ||    CEC    ||EXPANSION  |
      |  FEATURE  |            | I/O Cage  ||  FEATURE  ||  CAGE     |
      |   CODE    |            |           ||   CODE    || FEATURE   |
      |           |            |           ||           ||           |
      |   0010    |            |           ||   0030    ||  1000     |
      |  (STORM)  |            |           ||(HURRICANE)|| (STORM)   |
      |-----------|            |-----------||-----------||-----------|
      | EXPANSION |            | Optional  || Optional  ||EXPANSION  |
      |   CAGE    |            | I/O Cage  ||  I/O Cage ||  CAGE     |
      |  FEATURE  |            | OSA-1     ||           || FEATURE   |
      |           |            |           ||           ||           |
      |   1000    |            |           ||           ||  1000     |
      |  (STORM)  |            |           ||           || (STORM)   |
      |           |            |           ||           ||           |
      |-----------|            |-----------||-----------||-----------|
 
The following is an examples of R*1 with OSA-1 to R*3
Conversions:
 
 
    Example 7:  R*1 CEC with Expansion and OSA-1 Upgrade to an R*3
 
                          Feature Exchange
         *-----------------------------------------------------*
         |                                                     |
         |                                                     |
    R*1 Hardware                  R*3 Hardware          R*1 Hardware
 Z Frame   A Frame            Z Frame     A Frame    B Frame    C Frame
|--------||---------|        |---------||---------||---------||---------|
|Optional||   CEC   |        |         ||   CEC   ||EXPANSION|| Optional|
|OSA-1   || FEATURE |        |         || FEATURE ||  CAGE   || OSA-1   |
|        ||  CODE   |        | Empty   ||  CODE   ||FEATURE  ||         |
|        ||         |        |         ||         ||         ||         |
|        ||  0010   |        |         ||  0030   ||  1000   ||         |
|        || (STORM) |        |         ||HURRICANE|| (STORM) ||         |
|--------||---------|        |---------||---------||---------||---------|
|Optional||         |        |Optional ||Optional ||         || Optional|
|OSA-1   ||EXPANSION|        |I/O Cage ||I/O Cage ||EXPANSION|| OSA-1   |
|        ||  CAGE   |        |         ||         ||  CAGE   ||         |
|        || FEATURE |        |         ||         || FEATURE ||         |
|        ||         |        |         ||         ||         ||         |
|        ||  1000   |        |         ||         ||  1000   ||         |
|        || (STORM) |        |         ||         || (STORM) ||         |
|--------||---------|        |---------||---------||---------||---------|
 
Note:  OSA-1 is limited to one (1) per CEC.
 
The following is an examples of R*1/P01 with Tailgate,
Expansion, and OSA-1 to R*3 Conversions:
 
 
    Example 8:  R*1 CEC with Expansion, Tailgate and OSA-1 Upgraded
                to an R*3.
 
                            Feature Exchange
               *------------------------------------------------*
               |                                                |
               |                                                |
          R*1 Hardware                        R*3 CEC       R*1 Hardware
  Y Frame   Z Frame   A Frame      Z Frame   A Frame    B Frame   C Frame
|---------|---------|--------|   |---------|---------||---------|---------|
| Optional|EXPANSION|  CEC   |   |         |   CEC   ||  PSC (2)| Optional|
| OSA-1   |  CAGE   |FEATURE |   |         | FEATURE ||---------| OSA-1   |
|         |         | CODE   |   | Empty   |  CODE   ||EXPANSION|         |
|         |         |        |   |         |         ||  CAGE   |         |
|         |  1000   | 0010   |   |         |  0020   ||  1000   |         |
|         | (STORM) |(STORM) |   |         |HURRICANE|| (STORM) |         |
|---------|---------|--------|   |---------|---------||---------|---------|
|         |Optional |Optional|   |Optional | PSC (2) ||         | Optional|
|         |PSC  (2) |PSC (2) |   |  PSC (2)|         ||EXPANSION| OSA-1   |
| Empty   |---------|--------|   |---------|---------||  CAGE   |         |
|         |TAILGATE |TAILGATE|   |Optional |Optional || FEATURE |         |
|         |---------|--------|   |I/O Cage |I/O Cage ||         |         |
|         |         |        |   |         |         ||  1000   |         |
|         |         |        |   |         |         || (STORM) |         |
|---------|---------|--------|   |---------|---------||---------|---------|
 

Notes:

  1. The "A" Frame and the Tailgates from the "A" and the "Z" Frames will be removed from the system and returned to MFG via FEATURE EXCHANGE.

  2. The CEC (Feature Code 0010) in the "A" Frame will be converted to an Expansion Cage (Feature Code 1000) via FEATURE EXCHANGE and moved to the bottom of the "Z" Frame.

  3. PSC boxes will be removed and reinstalled as pictured. There is room for one set (2 PSC boxes) to be placed above the converted CEC (top half of "B" Frame). If there are more then one set (2) 6101/2, they will be discarded. If more PSCs are required, Feature Code 6201/2 MUST and installed in the "A" and "Z" and connected to the PASSAT or the CYCLONE as required.

  4. The Expansion Cage in the LOWER half of the STORM Frames will NEVER have a PSC box above it (this is an exception to the PSC placement RULES).

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Technical Description
Physical Specifications Operating Environment Limitations
Hardware Requirements Software Requirements


Standard Hardware Functions and Capabilities

  • SAP Reassignment.

  • Spare memory.

  • Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF).

  • Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC).

  • Hardware-Assisted Data Compression.

  • Logical String 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.

  • Support for the parallel byte and block multiplexor channel interface, through ESCON channel attached IBM 9034 Model 1 ESCON Converter and parallel channel cards connecting to existing bus-and-tag cables.

  • All-ESCON and parallel options are available.

  • Asynchronous Data Mover Facility (ADMF).

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

  • ESCON 17MB channels.

  • Concurrent channel maintenance.

  • Concurrent patch capability for channel functions, Hardware Management Console, service element and power control.

  • Hot plugging of channels and coupling links to minimize unplanned outages.

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

  • Scalar Enhancements (Square Root only).

  • Concurrent power and thermal maintenance.

  • N+1 power supply technology.

  • Independent dual power feeds.

  • Dynamic I/O reconfiguration Management (DRM).

  • DB2 Sort Assist.

  • PR/SM:
    • PR/SM LPAR is a standard function. Up to ten partitions are supported
    • LPAR mode logical central processor (CP) vary on/off
    • Enhanced partition weight management
    • ESCON Multiple Image Facility (EMIF) for sharing of ESCON channels, coupling links and Open Systems Adapters across PR/SM partitions
    • Automatic Reconfiguration Facility (ARF)
    • Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration (DSR1)
    • CPU Resource Capping
    • LPAR time management reporting
    • LPAR alternate wait management

Availability Enhancements

Availability enhancements that further reduce the impact of a failure are:

  • Dual Power Feeds

    The power supply of the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server R2 and R3 models has been extensively redesigned and offers dual primary power feeds. Each feed is electrically isolated and enables redundant power paths to each server. Customers may elect to provide a dual electrical service to the server, further minimizing any outage due to single path power interruption.

  • Local Uninterruptible Power Supply

    Machine Type 9910, Local Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), is available from IBM for use with all 9672 and 9674 Models.

  • Redundant Power Thermal Subsystem

    The S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server R2 and R3 Models' AC and DC power is designed with N+1 redundancy. Failure of a power thermal component does not cause a system outage. Concurrent replacement of a failed component results in an avoidance of a planned outage.

  • CP Restart

    The CP Restart function previously announced on 6/12/95 for delivery on 10/31/95 will not be available.

  • System Assist Processor (SAP) Reassignment

    On systems with more than one CP, if the System Assist Processor (SAP) fails, a functioning CP is quiesced and dynamically reassigned as a SAP to maintain continuity of I/O processing. This capability may eliminate an unplanned outage and permits the repair to be deferred to a more convenient time.

  • Concurrent Channel Upgrade

    It is possible to concurrently add ESCON channels, parallel channels, OSA 1 and OSA 2 to an I/O cage. This capability may help eliminate an outage to upgrade the channel configuration.

  • Enhanced Error Correction Code (ECC)

    Memory error checking and correction code is enhanced to detect and correct not only single bit errors, but also up to four bit errors in a single memory chip. This enhancement further reduces the possibility of an outage due to a memory chip failure.

  • Spare Memory

    As in earlier 9672, 9673 and 9674 models, memory cards 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 Error Correction Code (ECC). Before a failure threshold is reached that could result in an uncorrectable error, during a planned power-on reset, the system invokes a spare memory chip in place of the one with accumulated failing bits. This action may prevent an unscheduled outage or a need for replacement of the memory card.

  • Concurrent Licensed Internal Code Patch

    In addition to Licensed Internal Code (LIC) patches for the Hardware Management Console, patches for ESCON channels, parallel channels, coupling links, service element, power control, and to some extent OSA 1 and OSA 2, can now be applied concurrently. This significantly reduces the planned outage necessary for LIC maintenance.

Two new facilities to assist with migration and testing of workloads being moved to the coupled system environment:

  1. PR/SM provides the function to support one or more new specially designated logical partitions running new IBM Licensed Internal Code called the Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC) which performs the coupling functions.

    • Coupling Facility Control Code

      PR/SM provides the function to support one or more new specially designated logical partitions running new IBM Licensed Internal Code called the Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC) which performs the coupling functions. Using the CFCC and Coupling Links, multiple MVS/ESA systems running in LPARs on the same 9021 processor or running on other S/390 processors capable of being coupled can be interconnected for data sharing. This facility assists with the migration and testing of workloads being moved to a coupled system environment.

  2. The Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF) runs in a PR/SM LPAR environment, with PR/SM providing the necessary emulation of physical Coupling Links to allow interconnected communications between MVS/ESA systems in logical partitions and a special new logical partition type in which the LPAR Coupling Facility is running.

    • Integrated Coupling Migration Facility

      Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF) provides a cost effective alternative for testing and migration of workloads to a coupled systems environment. ICMF provides an environment for migration activities which includes the Coupling Facility functions and simulation of Coupling Links. Using this facility the installation, development and testing of software needed for coupled systems can be completed prior to the installation of the Coupling Links and a Coupling Facility. One or two integrated coupling facility logical partitions can be defined to connect to other integrated logical partitions (or LPAR's) running MVS/ESA on the same central processor complex (CPC) to assist in the test and development of data sharing applications designed for future coupled production work.

      Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF) runs in a PR/SM LPAR environment, with PR/SM providing the necessary emulation of physical Coupling Links to allow interconnected communications between MVS/ESA systems in logical partitions and a special new logical partition type in which the LPAR Coupling Facility is running. When using ICMF, the logical partitions used for the MVS/ESA systems and the Coupling Facility are defined as a group assigned to the ICMF. All logical partitions assigned to ICMF must be on the same S/390 processor and Coupling Links cannot be used. ICMF provides a cost effective PR/SM-based test and migration vehicle to be used for software development, installation, and test before moving into a production-level coupled systems environment.

      Users can install ICMF prior to installing Coupling Link hardware and continue to use it after adding Coupling Link hardware to the central processor complex (CPC). Integrated coupling facility logical partitions and integrated logical partitions running MVS can coexist on the same CPC with:

      • Coupling facility logical partitions that use Coupling Link hardware
      • Logical partitions running MVS that use Coupling Link hardware
      • Logical partitions running non-coupled workloads

Online Information

All System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server customer publications are available and displayable softcopy form. All unlicensed manuals are included. The Displayable manuals are shipped on CD-ROM and available from Mechanicsburg Distribution Center.

These displayable manuals use the BookManager* Read Licensed program in any of the supported environments. Terms and Conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

For further detail, refer to IBM publication GK2T-6685, "The VM/ESA and ES/9000 Softcopy Libraries on CD-ROM."

Physical Specifications

9672 Processors

The mechanical package for the S/390 9672 processors is designed in conformance with EIA guidelines for frames. For new builds, packaging is in one to two frames. The number of frames required is dependent on model and configuration of I/O adapters. For model upgrades, packaging is in two to three frames.

The following refers to the model RA2:

 
New Build New Build Minimum Maximum 1 CEC System 1 CEC + I/O System  
Power Requirements 50/60 Hz, KVA 0.6 1.3 Heat Output KBTU/hr. 2.1 4.3 Air Flow (CFM) 280 280 Floor Space - Sq meters 1.0 1.0 - Sq feet 10.4 10.4 Including service clearance - Sq meters 2.5 2.5 - Sq feet 27.4 27.4 Approximate weight - kg 422 422 - Lbs 930 930  

The following refers to the RX3 model:

 
New Build New Build Minimum Maximum 1 Frame System 2 Frame System  
Power Requirements 50/60 Hz, KVA 1.8 4.2 Heat Output KBTU/hr. 6.0 14.3 Air Flow (CFM) 510 1110 Floor Space - Sq meters 1.0 1.8 - Sq feet 10.4 19.7 Including service clearance - Sq meters 2.5 4.8 - Sq feet 27.4 51.9 Approximate weight - kg 567 1038 - Lbs 1250 2288  

Operating Environment

Programming Compatibility

This information applies to System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server running in basic mode and to operation in a logical partition.

Any program written for ESA/390 mode can operate on System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server operating in ESA/390 mode, provided that the program:

  • Is not time-dependent.

  • Does not depend on the presence of system facilities (such as storage capacity, I/O equipment, or optional features) when the facilities are not included in the configuration.

  • Does not depend on the absence of system facilities when the facilities are included in the configuration.

  • Does not depend on results or functions that are defined as unpredictable or model dependent in the "IBM Enterprise Systems Architecture/390: Principles of Operation."

  • Does not depend on results or functions that are defined in this publication (or, for logically partitioned operation, as being differences or deviations from the appropriate "Principles of Operation" publication.

  • Does not depend on the contents of instruction parameter fields B and C on interception of the SIE instruction. See IBM System/370 Extended Architecture Interpretive Execution for additional information.

Any problem state program written for System/370 operates in ESA/390 mode and any problem state or control program written for 370-XA or ESA/370 operates in ESA/390 mode, provided that in each case the program:

  • Observes the limitations in the preceding statements.

  • Does not depend on any programming support facilities that are not provided or that have been modified.

  • Takes into account other changes made that affect compatibility between modes. These changes are described in the "IBM Enterprise Systems Architecture/390 Principles of Operation."

Any program, including its programming support, that complies with the programming compatibility statements described above will operate in a logical partition with the following exceptions:

  • VM/XA* Migration Aid, VM/XA Systems Facility, and VM/XA System Product Release 1 are not supported in a logical partition.

  • When operating in a logical partition, the CPU ID presented to that logical partition is not the same as when operating in basic mode. This may impact operation of software products that use the CPU ID field.

For more information, see the "IBM Processor Resource/Systems Manager Planning Guide."

Programming Support

The control program you use depends on the mode in which the processor complex is operating. For example, an ES/9000 operating in ESA/390 mode (basic mode) requires a control program for ESA/390 mode.

The term basic mode refers to the mode the processor complex is operating in when it is not operating in LPAR mode.

Limitations

Not applicable.

Hardware Requirements

System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server is a self-contained system and require no additional components.

S/390 Open Systems Adapter Support Facility for MVS/ESA:

To run the S/390 Open Systems Adapter Support Facility for MVS/ESA (OSA/SF) application the following hardware is required:

When LANRES/MVS is running as an application on the OSA 1:

  • 100 MB of S/390 DASD for each S/390 Open Systems Adapter feature

When LAN Server/MVS, LAN File Services/ESA for MVS, or TCP/IP for MVS Offload is running as an application on the OSA 1:

  • 30 MB of S/390 DASD for each OSA 1 feature

For the S/390 Open Systems Adapter Support Facility for MVS/ESA installation, one of the following is required:

  • A 9-track/6250 bpi magnetic tape drive
  • An 18-track/34K 3480 tape cartridge drive

For the OSA/SF End User Interface (EUI), the following are required:

  • A workstation with an 80386SX, 16MHz microprocessor (An 80486 microprocessor is preferred)

  • Sufficient memory to support IBM Operating System/2* (OS/2*) (8 MB or more of memory is recommended)

  • A communications adapter that is supported by OS/2, the microprocessor, and that supports one of the following:
    • TCP/IP communications protocol
    • CPI-C protocol for a node supporting LU 6.2
    • EHLLAPI for 3270 communications

Software Requirements

The IBM 9672 air-cooled processor R2 and R3 Models will be supported by the following operating systems in Basic mode and in LPAR mode:

  • MVS

    Note: Specific APARs (Authorized Program Analysis Reports) must be applied and may be obtained from the IBM Support Center.

    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 5 Release 2.2

      Specific APARs are required for HCD and SRM support for the new models.

    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 5 Release 2

      Specific APARs are required for HCD and SRM support for the new models.

    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 5 Release 1

      Provides support for the Subspace Group Facility and growth to coupling-capable platforms. See Software Announcement #294-152 for further details.

      Specific APARs are required for HCD and SRM support for the new models.

    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 4 Release 3.0

      Provides support for ESCON channel-to-channel operated in Basic mode, the Asynchronous Pageout Facility, and Logical String Assist which were announced June 16, 1992. See Announcement Letter 192-146 for further details.

      This program also supports ESCON Multiple Image Facility (LPAR Mode), Hardware-Assisted Data Compression (with appropriate APARs) and Asynchronous Data Mover Facility (with appropriate APAR).

      Specific APARs are required, which include SRM support for CPU timing and HCD support for the new models.

    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 4 Release 2.0 and subsequent releases.

      Note: Specific APARs are required, which include SRM support for CPU timing, 2GB central storage support, and HCD support for the new models.

      A specific APAR is also required by customers using dynamic I/O on an ESCON Multiple Image Facility capable processor, but not sharing channels among PR/SM logical partitions.

    • MVS/System Product Version 3 Release 1.3.

      Note: To obtain RMF I/O activity and configuration information, install RMF APAR OY29112 or install RMF Version 4.1.2.

      Note: Specific APARs are required, which include SRM support for CPU timing and 2GB central storage support.

    • MVS/System Product Version 2 Release 2.0 and subsequent releases.

      Note: Customers running on MVS/XA platforms should contact their IBM Software Support Center at 1-800-237-5511.

      Note: Specific APARs include SRM support for CPU timing. Maximum expanded storage supported is 2GB. Maximum central storage is 256MB. Maximum CP support is 6. ESCON channels are not supported.

      Note: In addition to basic mode support, IMS/VS, IMS/ESA*, and CICS/MVS* Version 2 Release 1, including the Extended Recovery Facility (XRF), will be supported when operating in a logical partition.

  • VM

    The following VM releases are supported in Basic and LPAR mode:

    • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0
    • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2
    • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.1

    The following VM release will support 370 LPAR mode:

    • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 1.5 - 370.

      Note: APAR VM58647 is required to enable this release to run on the 9672 processors.

  • VSE

    The following VSE releases will support Basic mode and LPAR mode:

    • VSE/ESA* Version 2 Release 1.

      IBM introduces the VSE/ESA Turbo Dispatcher with this new version of VSE/ESA. This new function via PTF can exploit multiple processors within one CEC by distributing work on the available processors on a partition basis. Today's concept of storage protection by partition is maintained, and the current high level of integrity is preserved. This also makes the VSE/ESA Version 2.1 handling easy and consistent with current VSE, and does not require any additional system management considerations.

      VSE/ESA 2.1 also supports Data Compression for VSAM data sets by exploiting the Hardware-Assisted Data Compression function.

    • VSE/ESA* Version 1

      Note: VSE/ESA Version 1 runs on the uniprocessors in Basic mode. It also runs on all models in LPAR mode, or as a guest of VM/ESA. In an LPAR, it can also run in 370 mode.

  • Transaction Processing Facility (TPF)

    • TPF Version 3 Release 1 and Version 4 Release 1.

      The base product and the High Performance Option (HPO) Loosely Coupled facility supports the 9672 processors. When running in a loosely coupled environment, the Sysplex Timer attachment and TPF ESA mode is required. TPF ESA mode is standard on the 9672 processors. To achieve full performance in multi-engine environments, TPF ESA mode operation is required.

      For those application environments with high I/O rates the 9672 processors provide the capability to convert central processors into additional System Assist Processors (SAPs).

            Models                    I/O Intensive Mode
      -------------------   -------------------------------------
      R42, R52, R72, R53    Converts a single CP into a second SAP
      R63, R73, R83, RX3    Converts two additional CPs into a third
                                  and fourth SAP
       

      This capability better balances the resources of the 9672 for some TPF environments.

  • AIX/ESA*

    • There is no AIX support on the 9672.

S/390 Open Systems Adapter 1 and S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2

Only the minimum levels are stated. For more information on levels, APARs, and PTFs, refer to the S/390 Open Systems Adapter Support Facility for MVS/ESA program directory and other program directories, as needed.

The OSA 1 and OSA 2 Features are supported by:

  • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2 (5684-112)

    Note: Support of OSA 1 or OSA 2 in the VM/ESA environment is limited to TCP/IP for VM Passthru Support. If SNA/APPN support is desired, MVS/ESA SP Version 4 Release 3 or above must be running as a VM guest or must be running in an LPAR.

  • MVS/ESA SP Version 4 Release 3 (5695-047 or 5695-048).

    In this environment, the following are also required:

    • For HCD users on MVS/ESA Version 4 Release 3, HCD 5.1 is required. Install one of the following Feature Codes: 5890, 5891, or 5892.

When running the S/390 Open Systems Adapter Support Facility for MVS/ESA (OSA/SF) the following additional software must be installed:

  • Time Sharing Options Extensions (TSO/E) Version 2 Release 4 (5685-025)

  • C/370* Library Version 2 Release 2 for MVS (5688-188)

  • Host Editor to edit MVS/ESA datasets (e.g. Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) Version 3 Release 5 (5685-054))

    When running the OSA/SF End User Interface on a workstation the appropriate support for communications on the host server is as follows:

    • For TCP/IP protocol: TCP/IP Version 2 Release 2.1 for MVS (5735-HAL) or above
    • For APPC Common Programming Interface for Communications (CPI-C) or EHLLAPI (3270) protocol: ACF/VTAM Version 4 Release 2 for MVS/ESA with PTF

The following software provides enhanced support for OSA 1 or OSA 2:

  • RMF* Version 5 Release 1 (5655-084)
    • Provides the ability to obtain resource utilization data for OSA channels.
  • ESCON* Manager Version 1 Release 3 with PTFs (5688-008).

    ESCON Manager can:

    • Recognize and display a S/390 Open Systems Adapter channel type, the devices, and the I/O paths between them
    • Provide control and status displays of the logical S/390 Open Systems Adapter I/O configuration, similar to those provided for ESCON channels.

The following products are optional and may be helpful additions in running the S/390 Open Systems Adapter Support Facility for MVS/ESA:

  • RACF* Version 1 Release 9.2 (5740-XXH) with PTFs
    • Provides access control for the OSA/SF commands (An equivalent external security manager can also be used).

  • NetView* for MVS/ESA Version 1 Release 3 with PTFs (5685-152)
    • Provides the ability to automate OSA/SF functions from NetView.

For SNA/APPN Passthru support for OSA 1 or OSA 2 in the MVS environment the following is required:

  • ACF/VTAM Version 4 Release 2 for MVS/ESA with PTF (5695-117)

    Note: The SNA/APPN support is included with OSA/SF. Therefore, OSA/SF is required to download the SNA/APPN function onto the OSA 1 or OSA 2 feature.

    Note: If SNA/APPN support is desired in a VM environment, MVS/ESA SP Version 4 Release 3 or above must be running as a VM guest or must be running in an LPAR.

For TCP/IP Passthru support for OSA 1 or OSA 2 in the MVS and VM environments one of the following is required:

  • TCP/IP for MVS Version 2 Release 2.1 (5735-HAL)
  • TCP/IP for VM Version 2 Release 3 (5735-FAL)

For TCP/IP Offload support for OSA 1 in the MVS environment the following is required:

  • TCP/IP Version 3 Release 1 for MVS (5655-HAL)

For Network File System (NFS) support for OSA1 in LS/MVS or LFS/ESA for MVS environments the following is required:

  • LAN Server for MVS feature for MVS/ESA SP Version 5 Release 2 (5655-068 or 5655-069) environments.
  • LAN File Services/ESA for MVS Version 1 Release 1.2 with PTFs (5648-039) for MVS/ESA SP Version 4 Release 3, and MVS/ESA SP Version 5 Release 1 environments.

For NetWare Server support for OSA 1 in LANRES/MVS environments the following is required:

  • LAN Resource Extension and Services/MVS (LANRES/MVS) Version 1 Release 3.0 (5695-123)

    LANRES/MVS requires one of the following:

    • NetWare** Version 3.12 from IBM, Multiuser Version
    • Novell** NetWare Version 3.12, Multiuser Version

    If SNA support is required, select one of the following:

    • NetWare for SAA Version 1.3B from IBM
    • Novell NetWare for SAA Version 1.3B

    A DOS-capable workstation for running RCONSOLE (Can be the same workstation used by OSA/SF).

Refer to the application documentation for application-specific requirements.

For the S/390 Open Systems Adapter Support Facility for MVS/ESA (5655-104) the following is required on the workstation:

To access the OSA/SF end user interface:

  • OS/2 2.1 is required

If TCP/IP communications are used:

  • TCP/IP Version 2.0 for OS/2 (65G1-220)

If APPC Common Programming Interface for Communications (CPI-C) or EHLLAPI (3270) communications are used:

  • Communications Manager/2 Version 1.1

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Publications

Information about the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server processor models can be found in the following publications:

  • GA22-7148 System Overview
  • GC22-7101 Installation Manual--Physical Planning
  • GA22-7123 PR/SM Planning Guide

The following publications ship with the product.

  • GA22-7123 PR/SM Planning Guide
  • GC38-0401 IOCP User's Guide
  • GC38-0452 Managing Your Processors
  • GC38-3104 Hardware Management Console Guide
  • GC38-0454 Operations Guide
  • GC38-0455 Standalone IOCP User's Guide
  • GC38-3101 Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook
  • SC28-8141 HWMCA Programming Interfaces
  • SY22-9862 Problem Analysis (PA) Guide
  • SK2T-1196 Hardware Management Console Tutorial (diskette-kit)

Displayable Softcopy Publications

The 9672 and 9674 publications are offered in displayable softcopy form. All unlicensed manuals are included. The displayable manuals are shipped on CD-ROM and are available from Mechanicsburg Distribution Center on the Online Library Omnibus Edition: Hardware Collection, SK2T-5843.

These displayable manuals use the BookManager* Read licensed program in any of the supported environments. Terms and Conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
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Features -- Specify/Special/Exchange
No Charge Specify Codes Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable Feature Exchanges


No Charge Specify Codes

One of the following Specify Codes for Frame Power Cables must be selected on Initial Order only.

Must select one 888X minimum:

  • #8886 1.8 Meter U.S., Chicago Watertight
  • #8887 4.8 Meter U.S., Non-Chicago Watertight
  • #8888 4.8 Meter Non-U.S., Watertight

Available on Initial Order or as an MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One. Field Installation: No.

One of the following Specify Codes for Frame Power Cables will be carried over on R*2 and R*3 Models upgraded from an R*1, E01, or P01 Models. One is required for each Expansion Cage (#1000) or OSA Cage (#5000). These features can not be ordered.

Must carry over one 998X:

  • #9986 1.8 Meter U.S., Chicago Watertight
  • #9987 4.8 Meter U.S., Non-Chicago Watertight
  • #9988 4.8 Meter Non-U.S., Watertight

Available on Initial Order Only of the R*1, E01, or P01 Models. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One. Field Installation: No.

(#0012) AirFlow Card

The Cage requires one airflow card per empty socket. Will be added by the configurator as required. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 22 per CEC/Expansion cage. Field Installation: Yes.

(#0013) Coupling Link AirFlow Card

The Coupling Links requires one airflow card per empty socket. Will be added by the configurator as required. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 12 per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#0018) Channel Driver Card

The ESCON, parallel, OSA-1, and OSA-2 require channel driver cards to be plugged. Each channel driver card supports parallel, ESCON, OSA-1, or OSA-2 cards. This channel driver card will replace #0019 after 10/95.

Will be added to all orders by the Configurator. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 6 in expansion cages #2020 ONLY (4 in CEC #0020). Field Installation: Yes.

(#0019) Channel Driver Card

The ESCON, parallel, OSA-1, and OSA-2 require channel driver cards to be plugged. Each channel driver card supports parallel, ESCON, OSA-1, or OSA-2 cards.

Will be added to all orders by the Configurator. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 6 in expansion cages #2020 ONLY (4 in CEC #0020). Field Installation: Yes.

(#0020) CEC Cage

Feature that determines CEC Cage. The CEC contains all of the elements of a processing system, Memory, Processing Unit, and 16 slots that support the various I/O adapters. Will be added to all orders by the Configurator. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 1 per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#0030) CEC Cage

Feature that determines CEC Cage. The CEC contains all of the elements of a processing system, Memory, and Processing Unit. An Expansion Cage is required to support the various I/O adapters.

Will be added to all orders by the Configurator. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 1 per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#0035) Single Protocol Support

This feature enables RA2 models to be controlled by Single Protocol that was announced with 9672 Parallel Enterprise Server models G3 and G4. All new build RA2 models will be shipped with this feature; this feature is available via MES; this feature will be deleted when model RA2 is upgraded to any other model.

(#2317) IBB Card Single-Wide

IBBs (Internal Bus Buffer) are the channel cards that are used to connect and communicate with the processor card. In a single-wide configuration the IBB cable is connected to a single-wide card in the cage and can drive ISC adapters/links as well as any of the other adapter cards. This feature supports 8 I/O slots for plugging adapter cards.

Will be added to all orders by the Configurator. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 2 per CEC/Expansion cage. Field Installation: Yes.

(#2327) IBB Card Double-Wide

IBBs (Internal Bus Buffer) are the channel cards that are used to connect and communicate with the processor card. In a double-wide configuration the IBB cable is connected to a double-wide card in the cage. This feature does NOT support ISC adapters/links, but does support the other adapters. This feature supports 16 I/O slots for plugging adapter cards and is ONLY available on R*3 models.

Will be added to all orders by the Configurator. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 1 in per expansion cage. Field Installation: Yes.

(#5556) OSA Definition 'A' Frame

If OSA is installed in the primary frame A the configurator will assign S/C #5556. The primary function of this code is to establish placement of the OSA feature (#5100). Available on Initial Order or MES, but determined by the configurator. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

(#5557) OSA Definition Secondary 'Z' Frame

If OSA is installed in the secondary frame Z the configurator will assign S/C #5557. The primary function of this code is to establish placement of the OSA feature (#5100). Available on Initial Order or MES, but determined by the configurator. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9912) IBB Twin Cable

IBBs (Internal Bus Buffer) are the cables that are used to connect and communicate with the processor card. In a double-wide configuration the IBB cable is connected to a double-wide card in the cage which does NOT support ISC adapters and links, but does support the other adapters. This feature supports 16 I/O slots for plugging adapter cards. Available on Initial Order or MES, but determined by the configurator. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 2 per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9913) IBB Single Cable (Upper Half)

IBBs (Internal Bus Buffer) are the cables that are used to connect and communicate with the processor card. In a single-wide configuration the IBB cable is connected to a single-wide card in the cage and can drive ISC adapters and links as well as any of the other adapter cards. This feature supports 8 I/O slots for plugging adapter cards. Available on Initial Order or MES, but determined by the configurator. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 2 per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9914) IBB Single Cable (Lower Half)

IBBs (Internal Bus Buffer) are the cables that are used to connect and communicate with the processor card. In a single-wide configuration the IBB cable is connected to a single-wide card in the cage and can drive ISC adapters and links as well as any of the other adapter cards. This feature supports 8 I/O slots for plugging adapter cards. Available on Initial Order or MES, but determined by the configurator. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 2 per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9915) ESCON and Coupling Link Cable Clamps

The ESCON Cable and ISC (Coupling Link) Clamps are used to relieve tension on the ESCON/ISC adapter card.

Will be added by the configurator as required. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: #0014, #2303 or #2313. Maximum: 32 per frame. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9916) Parallel Cable Clamps

The Parallel Cable Clamps are used to relieve tension on the Parallel channel card.

Will be added by the configurator as required. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: #2313. Maximum: 32 per frame. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9917) Open Systems Adapter 2 Cable Clamps

The Open System Adapter 2 Cable Clamps are used to relieve tension on the S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 feature card.

Will be added by the configurator as required. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: #5201 or #5202. Maximum: 24 per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9918) Power Sequence Controller Cable Clamps

The Power Sequence Controller Cable Clamps are used to relieve tension on the Power Sequence Controller feature.

Will be added by the configurator as required. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: #6201 or #6202. Maximum: 8 per frame. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9919) EMI Plate (Triple)

The EMI Triple Plate is used to reduce the amount of ElectroMagnetic Interference affecting the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server.

Will be added by the configurator as required. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 10 per frame. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9920) EMI Plate (Single)

The EMI Single Plate is used to reduce the amount of ElectroMagnetic Interference affecting the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server.

Will be added by the configurator as required. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 6 per frame. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9930) Northern Hemisphere

This feature identifies where the system is being installed. Available on initial order or MES when a new display (FC 6090 or 6091) is being ordered. Prerequisite: 6090 or 6091 order. Corequisite: 6090 or 6091 order. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9931) Southern Hemisphere

This feature identifies where the system is being installed. Available on initial order or MES when a new display (FC 6090 or 6091) is being ordered. Prerequisite: 6090 or 6091 order. Corequisite: 6090 or 6091 order. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9950) Uninterruptible Power Source

To reduce system power outages, a Local Uninterruptible Power Supply (LUPS), Machine Type 9910, is available to be ordered with the new processors and coupling facilities. This unit provides between 9 to 18 minutes of full power hold-up in the event of extended customer power line disturbances.

The configurator will add this F/C to the order as a flag to MFG that a Machine Type 9910 is to be shipped with the order. Available on Initial Order or MES, but determined by the configurator. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 1 per frame. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9960) Service Tool Kit

A Service Tool Kit is available and should be ordered 1 per installation.

This is a selectable feature however, it has a default of YES. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 1 per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9970) Parallel Sysplex Services

The S/390 Parallel Sysplex Offering Announcement 194-081 describes professional services designed to facilitate migration, and installation and customization in a Parallel Sysplex Environment.

Will be added by the configurator if the server is first in the establishment.

This is a selectable feature however, it has a default of YES. Available on Initial Order or MES, but determined by the configurator. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 1 per machine configuration. Field Installation: Yes.

(#0319) Customized Solutions

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of April 19, 1999)

S/390 Customized Solutions is an IBM factory service that loads, configures, customizes and tests system/application software for your 9672 R models for immediate use upon installation.

The Customized Solution Feature (#0319) indicates that you have requested Customized Solution services. The S/390 Customized Solution team will be available to work with the IBM marketing specialists to develop customer proposals. IBM marketing personnel can call S/390 Customized Solutions on (914) 433-3551 or 293-3551 (IBM dial network) or send a note to PKEDVM(JUSTASK) for proposal assistance.

(#5000) OSA-1 Optional Cage

Provides a unique, dedicated cage with nine slots available for OSA-1 features. Any combination of Ethernet, Token Ring, and FDDI features can be plugged into the nine slots. If the cage were plugged with only one LAN type, the maximum quantity in the cage would be as follows: Ethernet, four; Token Ring, four; FDDI, nine. The Ethernet and Token Ring features are two-card features. This feature is carried over and will only be present if the system is upgraded from a 9672 R*1, E01, or P01 model. Prerequisite: N/A. Corequisite: N/A. Maximum: One per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#5100) OSA-1 Cage

Provides a unique, dedicated cage with nine slots available for OSA-1 features. Any combination of Ethernet, Token Ring, and FDDI features can be plugged into the nine slots. If the cage were plugged with only one LAN type, the maximum quantity in the cage would be as follows: Ethernet, four; Token Ring, four; FDDI, nine. The Ethernet and Token Ring features are two-card features. This feature designates that the OSA-1 cage is present on R*2/R*3 machines. Available on Initial or MES order. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#5007) OSA 1 Air Flow Card

Provides an air flow card when a slot in the OSA 1 cage is not occupied by an OSA 1 feature. The OSA 1 cage has nine slots. An air flow card is required for each empty slot in the cage. The air flow card is added by the configurator as required. Available on Initial or MES order as determined by the configurator. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Field Installation: Yes.

Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable

Hardware Management Console (HMC)

The console through commands via LAN communications is the single control point for the System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server. The console provides functions through a new object oriented design which allows customers to directly manipulate the objects that make up the system and be aware of changes to the system status immediately.

  • Console with RSF (#0009)
  • Standard Console Display (#6090)
  • Large Console Display (#6091)

Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: Four consoles. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: A Maximum of four consoles can be supported and the quantities of #609X must equal the Quantities of Feature #0009.

Note: Orders for Feature #0009 or Feature #0021 will be satisfied by Feature #0031/#0041, which is an equivalent feature. Feature #0031/#0041 will also be automatically shipped with any upgrade or MES order to a system with Feature #0009 or #0021 installed. The reason for migration to Feature #0031/#0041 is to ensure that customers can exploit the latest HMC code levels.

(#0009, #0021, #0031, #0041) Hardware Management Console (HMC) with RSF

(For IBM US, #0041 No Longer Available as of November 19, 2002)

On new build orders, HMC feature #0031 has been replaced by #0041 on all 2003, 9672, & 9674 machine types. All MES orders effective will include either replacement of existing HMC by #0041 or an upgrade to #0031, depending upon the level of system HMC. determine the appropriate shipment content. When upgrading a system which has #0009 installed, that HMC will be upgraded to either a #0031 or #0041, depending upon the type of PC that has been included in the original or installed HMC configuration (PS/2 based #0009 will be exchanged for #0041; Model 6885 based #0009 will be upgraded to #0031). All upgrades from 9672 G3, 9674 C04, or earlier models, or 2003 1xx models presently using #0021 HMC should confirm order of #0031, as a no- charge feature. All upgrades from 9672 R1, R2, and R3 as well as 9674 C01, C02, C03 models presently using #0009 HMC should confirm feature exchange for either #0031 or #0041, depending upon the original or installed HMC configuration as a no-charge feature exchange (NOTE: #0009 is not applicable to any 2003 or 3000 models; #0021 is not applicable to 2003 2xx models, or 3000 models). #0041 is also available as an optional feature for customers who desire additional HMC performance and flexibility, especially in multi-system environments. No upgrade path from #0031 to #0041 is available; #0031 and #0041 are fully compatible and may coexist on the system LAN. #0023 should only be ordered if the HMC will be connected to a token-ring LAN.

The technical differences between #0031 and #0041 are as follows:

#0031 includes the HMC Token-Ring support and HMC 3270 Emulation support, as standard function.

#0041 includes the HMC Ethernet support as standard function. HMC Token-Ring support is optional as #0023; HMC 3270 emulation support is optional as #0026. #0041 allows two of three options to be installed as follows:

  • HMC/SE ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) Feature (#0022)
  • HMC/Standalone SE Token-Ring Feature (#0023)
  • HMC/Standalone SE 3270 Emulation Feature (#0026)

9672 or 9674 installations require at least one local token-ring attached HMC for LIC updates (either #0031 or #0041) at this time; the HMC code senses installation of the token-ring hardware and assumes that token-ring is the protocol to be used. 2003 installations do not have this dependency.

The optional Hardware Management Console(s) allow the management of one or more (up to 100) local or remote servers from a single console. The HMC(s) communicate with the server(s) using either SNA protocol flowing over a Token-Ring LAN or using a TCP/IP protocol flowing over either a Token-Ring LAN or over an Ethernet LAN. The HMC employs a state-of-the-art direct-manipulation object-oriented graphical user interface supporting exception based real-time system status reporting, consolidated hardware messages, consolidated operating system messages, and consolidated service support (including modems and phone lines), and full operation of the managed systems. This is the suggested option for continuous remote operation of a 9672/74. See the section "Remote Operations" under the Support Element (#0015) description for more information. Minimum - 0; Maximum - (on 9672/74 - 4); (on 2003/3000 - 3).

(#0017) Channel Driver Card

This channel driver card is carried over on R*2 and R*3 models, and is only available on R*2 and R*3 models upgraded from an R*1, E01 or P01 Model. Available on Initial Order or MES of the R*1, E01, or P01 Models. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 2 per expansion cage. Field Installation: Yes.

(#0022) HMC/SE ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) Feature

The HMC/Standalone Service Element ISDN feature allows high-speed (64 Kbps) remote operation of the Support Element or HMC over digital ISDN lines. This feature is mutually exclusive with the Ethernet feature (#0024) and is only available in US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Minimum - 0; Maximum - 1 per SE or HMC.

(#0023) HMC/Standalone SE Token-Ring Feature

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 19, 2002)

This card is an option to be used with HMC feature (#0041) on 9672 or 9674 models; on 2003 models feature #0023 may also be used with #0045, Standalone Support Element (SASE), #0023 should only be ordered if the HMC will be connected to a token-ring LAN.

If #0041 is the first HMC or the only HMC at a 9672 or 9674 system installation, #0023 must be ordered to perform LIC code loads to the Support Element; this requirement does not apply to 2003 or 3000 systems that are configured with feature #0045. Minimum - 0; Maximum - 1 per Standalone SE or HMC. Default in CFSYSTEM is one, recommended for any installation that needs token-ring support, as described above.

(#0024) HMC/Standalone SE Ethernet Feature

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 19, 2002)

The Ethernet feature allows the use of existing Ethernet LANs to provide connectivity between the Standalone Support Element (SASE) or HMC systems. It also allows high-speed (10 Mbps) remote operation of the SE or HMC over existing Ethernet LANs. This feature is mutually exclusive with the ISDN feature (#0022) on features (#0031) and (#0015), and is not available on HMC feature (#0041 for 9672 or 9674 models), nor on HMC feature (#0041) or SASE feature (#0045), for 2003 models. NOTE: Ethernet support on (#0041) and (#0045) is a standard function. Minimum - 0; Maximum - 1 per SE or HMC.

(#0026) HMC/Standalone SE 3270 Emulation Feature

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of September 30, 2002)

This feature is an option to be used with HMC feature (#0041 on 9672 or 9674 models) and the SASE feature (#0045 on 2003 models) Note: Support for 3270 Emulation has been standard on Features #0009, #0021 and #0031 but is now an option on #0041. Minimum - 0; Maximum - 1 per Standalone SE or HMC.

(#0047) - DVD Driver

The DVD Driver is used on HMC (#0061). This feature is required to support the 2064 server. Feature 0047 is available with installation of feature 0061 (HMC Console) on all 9672 models R1, R2, R3, and G3 MES orders; 9674 C02, C03, C04 MES orders; all 9672 G4, G5, and G6 orders; all 9674 model C05 orders.

  • Minimum - 1 per HMC; Maximum - 1 per HMC

(#0211) PU (Processor Unit) Card

The 9672 RA2 model has a 1-way PU card (#0211). Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

(#6150) ETR (External Time Reference) Master Card

Provides the attachment of a centralized time source to set the Time-Of-Day clocks in a multiprocessor environment and maintain synchronization. The Master ETR Card provides high availability when used with the ETR External Cable (#6153). Sysplex Timer (9037) is required for the OLTP offering, if you already have a 9037 you do not need to order another. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

(#6152) ETR (External Time Reference) Dual Port Card

Provides the attachment of a centralized time source to set the Time-Of-Day clocks in a multiprocessor environment and maintain synchronization. The sysplex timer attachment has dual port capability to allow you to attach two sysplex timers providing high availability. Sysplex Timer (9037) is required for the OLTP offering, if you already have a 9037 you do not need to order another. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

(#6153) ETR (External Time Reference) External Cable

The ETR External Cable can be used to connect pairs of 9672-R models to enable the sharing of sysplex timer ports. This feature enables sixteen sysplex timer ports to support up to a 32-way Parallel Sysplex. ETR Master Card feature (#6150) must be ordered concurrently with this feature. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 6150. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

Processor Storage Features

(#2128) (QTY 1) Storage, 128 MB

Minimum 128-MB Storage on the CEC. Cannot be ordered with #2256, #2512, or #2024. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One Mandatory. Field Installation: No, Initial Order ONLY.

Note: This Feature is Mutually Exclusive with #2256, #2512, or #2024.

(#2256) (QTY 1) Storage, 256 MB

Provides 256 MB of System Storage. Cannot be ordered with #2128, #2512, or #2024. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One Mandatory. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This Feature is Mutually Exclusive with #2128, #2512, or #2024.

(#2512) (QTY 1) Storage, 512 MB

Provides 512 MB of System Storage. Cannot be ordered with #2128, #2256, or #2024. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One Mandatory. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This Feature is Mutually Exclusive with #2128, #2256, or #2024.

(#2024) (QTY 1) Storage, 1024 MB

Provides 1024 MB of System Storage. Cannot be ordered with #2128, #2256, or #2512. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One Mandatory. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This Feature is Mutually Exclusive with #2128, #2256, or #2512.

Channel Features

(#2303) Parallel Channel Card

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 19, 2002)

Provides an additional three Parallel channels. The channels are attached to I/O devices by the new 78D-pin parallel jumper cables. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: #0018 or #0019. Minimum: 0. Maximum: 16 per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#2313) ESCON Channel Card

Provides an additional four ESCON channel ports. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: #0018 or #0019. Minimum: 0. Maximum: 16 per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#6103) Parallel Channel Card

Provides an additional three Parallel channels.

Note: Only orderable if R*2 and R*3 models were upgraded from an R1, E, or P model, and is only installable in an R*1, E01, or P01 Model Expansion Cage.

Available on MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: #0017. Minimum: 0. Maximum: 8 in expansion cage (#1000), total = 16. Field Installation: Yes.

(#6113) ESCON Channel Card

Provides an additional three ESCON channels.

Note: Only orderable if R*2 and R*3 models were upgraded from an R*1, E01, or P01 model, and is only installable in an R*1, E01, or P01 Model Expansion Cage.

Available on MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: #0017. Minimum: 0. Maximum: 8 expansion cage (#1000), total = 16. Field Installation: Yes.

(#6114) ESCON Extended Distance Feature Channel Card

Provides an additional three ESCON Extended Distance Feature Channels.

Note: This feature would only exist if R*2/3 models were upgraded from an R*1, E01, or P01 model.

This feature is only functional on the R*1, E01, or P01 hardware that has been upgraded to an R*2/3 and must be installed in the Expansion cage (#1000). This is a VALID FEATURE on the R*2 and R*3 models but is NOT ORDERABLE. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: #0017. Minimum: 0. Maximum: 8 expansion cage (#1000), total = 16. Field Installation: Yes.

Coupling Links

(#0014) Intersystem Channel Adapter Card

Provides one adapter card which accepts up to two pluggable Coupling Links.

This feature accommodates Multimode and Single-mode Coupling Link features. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 6 per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#0007) Coupling Links Feature (Multimode Fiber)

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of September 11, 1998)

The data rate for the Multimode link is 531 Mbit/sec; 50MB/sec; 0.5 Gbit/sec.

Provides one Coupling Links Feature card which can be plugged onto an adapter card #0014. The Coupling Links (#0007) have the following characteristics:

  • Multimode Fiber
  • 1 Km distance
  • Hot-pluggable

Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 12. Field Installation: Yes.

(#0008) Coupling Links Feature (Single-mode Fiber)

The data rate for the Single-mode link is 1062 Mbit/sec; 100MB/sec; 1.0 Gbit/sec.

Provides one Coupling Links Feature card which can be plugged onto an adapter card #0014. The Coupling Links (#0008) have the following characteristics:

  • Single-Mode Fiber
  • 10 Km distance
  • Hot-pluggable

Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 12. Field Installation: Yes.

Expansion Cage

This cage has a 22 slot capacity. Cards listed below can plug into this expansion cage. There is one type of Expansion Cage; Feature Code #2020.

Note: This cage does not require PU nor Memory Cards.

(#2020) Expansion Cage

This feature allows for the plugging of the following:

  • Up to 88 ESCON Channels
  • Up to 66 Parallel Channels
  • Up to 12 Coupling Links
  • Up to 12 OSA-2 features
  • Up to 3 OSA-1 Extender Cards

Will be determined by the configurator. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 3 per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#1000) Expansion Cage

This cage allows for the plugging of additional Channel Cards. The cage does not support PU nor Memory Cards.

Note: NOT ORDERABLE on R*2 and R*3 models. Only available via MES upgrades from R*1, E01, or P01 models. If this was carried over from the upgrade and there is room for more Channel cards, features #6103 (Parallel card) and #6113 (ESCON card) can be added until the board is full.

  • Up to 24 ESCON and/or Parallel Channels (8 slots)

Available on MES only. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: Two per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#2011) Battery Backup Unit

This feature provides a function similar to that of an uninterruptible power source. When utility power is interrupted, the Battery Backup Unit automatically supplies the power for the CEC cage and the I/O expansion cage (#1000) for approximately 3.5 minutes.

In addition, the Battery Backup Unit provides an external 24 volt DC supply connection. EXIDE Electronics has developed an Auxiliary DC power module (ADMOD) that can attach to the external 24 volt DC connection. For detailed information call 1-800-925-4426 (US and Canada) or 1-919-870-3150 (International number) and ask for ADMOD.

Provides Battery Backup (24V) capabilities for System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server to remain active through brief power outages.

Note: This feature would only exist if R2 and R3 models were upgraded from an R1, E, or P model.

Note: This is a VALID FEATURE on the R2 and R3 models but is NOT ORDERABLE. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

(#3010) Additional Frame

The Additional Frame would be required when the second Expansion Cage is installed. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

(#6101, #6102) Power Sequence Control

Provides power sequencing for attachment of up to 32 I/O controllers per frame. Feature #6101 and #6102 are mutually exclusive in a frame. Feature #6101 provides a Power Sequence Control (PSC) box which provides 16 I/O controller attachments. Feature #6102 provides two PSC boxes which provides 32 I/O controller attachments. An upgrade from #6101 to #6102 is available and only the delta parts are shipped. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One or either feature (#6101 or #6102) per system.

Note: Available on R2 and R3 Models which previously upgraded from R*1, E01, or P01 Models.

(#6201, #6202) Power Sequence Control

Provides power sequencing for attachment of up to 32 I/O controllers per frame. Feature #6201 and #6202 are mutually exclusive in a frame. Feature #6201 provides a Power Sequence Control (PSC) box which provides 16 I/O controller attachments. Feature #6202 provides two PSC boxes which provides 32 I/O controller attachments. An upgrade from #6201 to #6202 is available and only the delta parts are shipped. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One of either feature (#6201 or #6202) per model.

S/390 Open Systems Adapter Features for Direct Attachment to LANs

(#5001) OSA 1 Extender Card

Provides connection to an OSA 1 feature in an OSA 1 cage. One OSA 1 Extender Card utilizes one of three pre-defined I/O slots in the CEC or I/O Expansion Cage. Each OSA 1 Extender Card supports a maximum of three OSA 1 features (#5002, #5003, or #5005). Available on Initial or MES order. Prerequisite: Feature #5000 or #5100. Corequisite: None. Maximum: Three. Field Installation: Yes.

(#5002) OSA 1 Token Ring Feature

Provides one two-card feature consisting of a base LAN card and a five-port-card that supports attachment to either a 4 Mbit/second or a 16 Mbit/second Token Ring LAN that conforms to the IEEE 802.5 specification. Available on Initial or MES order. Prerequisite: Feature #5000 or #5100. Corequisite: #5001 if first, fourth, or seventh OSA 1 feature. Maximum: Four per feature #5000 or #5100, if without #5003 or #5005. Field Installation: Yes.

(#5003) OSA 1 FDDI Feature

Provides one feature with one FDDI port that supports dual-ring or single-ring attachment and supports an externally connected optical bypass switch. The OSA 1 FDDI feature supports attachment to a 100 Mbit/second Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) LAN that conforms to the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) X3T9.5 specification and the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9314 specification. Available on Initial or MES order. Prerequisite: Feature #5000 or #5100. Corequisite: #5001 if first, fourth, or seventh OSA 1 feature. Maximum: Nine per feature #5000 or #5100, if without #5002 or #5005. Field Installation: Yes.

(#5005) OSA 1 Ethernet Feature

Provides one two-card feature consisting of a base LAN card and a five-port-card that supports attachment to a 10 Mbit/second Ethernet LAN that conforms to either the IEEE 802.3 or the Ethernet V2.0 specifications. Available on Initial or MES order. Prerequisite: Feature #5000 or #5100. Corequisite: #5001 if first, fourth, or seventh OSA 1 feature. Maximum: Four per feature #5000 or #5100, if without #5002 or #5003. Field Installation: Yes.

(#5201) OSA 2 Token Ring Feature

Provides one feature with two ports, and utilizes one I/O slot in a CEC or I/O Expansion Cage. Each port supports attachment to either a 4 Mbit/second or a 16 Mbit/second Token Ring LAN that conforms to the IEEE 802.5 specification. Available on Initial or MES order. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: Twelve if without #5202. Field Installation: Yes.

(#5202) OSA 2 FDDI Feature

Provides one feature with one FDDI port that supports dual-ring or single-ring attachment and supports an externally connected optical bypass switch. An OSA 2 FDDI feature utilizes one I/O slot in a CEC or I/O Expansion Cage. The OSA 2 FDDI feature supports attachment to a 100 Mbit/second Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) LAN that conforms to the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) X3T9.5 specification and the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9314 specification. Available on Initial or MES order. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: Twelve if without #5201. Field Installation: Yes.

(#5204) 155 ATM OSA-2 Multimode Feature

Provides one 155 ATM S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 Feature card with one port which can be plugged into any I/O slot in the CEC or I/O expansion cage. The media speed for the Multimode fiber optic link is 155 Mbit/second.

Maximum Number of OSA-2 Features: 12. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: S/390 Open Systems Adapter Support Facility Version 1 Release 2. Compatibility Conflicts: None. Customer Set-up: NO. Limitations: None. Field Installable: Yes. Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

(#5205) 155 ATM OSA-2 Single Mode Feature

Provides one 155 ATM S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 Feature card with one port which can be plugged into any I/O slot in the CEC or I/O expansion cage. The media speed for the single mode fiber optic link is 155 Mbit/second.

Maximum Number of OSA-2 Features: 12. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: S/390 Open Systems Adapter Support Facility Version 1 Release 2. Compatibility Conflicts: None. Customer Set-up: NO. Limitations: None. Field Installable: Yes. Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

ESCON Fiber Optic Jumper Cables

Channel-to-Channel multimode and single-mode fiber optic jumper cables are not provided with the processor ESCON Channel features. To order jumper cables for channel-to-channel connection when an ESCON Director is not in the connection, two alternatives can be used: AAS MSORDER and IBM Authorized Cable Distributors.

When using AAS MSORDER, the IBM Duplex-to-Duplex multimode fiber optic jumper cables part number is 14F3797, and the length must be specified. Eleven standard lengths are available from inventory, 4 meters (12 feet), 7 meters (20 feet), 13 meters (40 feet), 22 meters (70 feet), 31 meters (100 feet), 46 meters (150 feet), 61 meters (200 feet), 77 meters (250 feet), 92 meters (300 feet), 107 meters (350 feet) and 122 meters (400 feet). Custom lengths between 4 meters (12 feet) and 500 meters (1640 feet) will have longer delivery schedules. IBM Duplex-to-Duplex multimode fiber optic jumper cables are also available from IBM Authorized Cable Distributors in seven standard lengths and custom lengths. For the name of the nearest distributor call 1-800-IBM-2468. The part numbers of the IBM Duplex-to-Duplex multimode jumper cables purchased through the IBM Authorized Distributors are:

  • 4 meters (12 feet) (P/N 74F5412)
  • 7 meters (20 feet) (P/N 74F5413)
  • 13 meters (40 feet) (P/N 74F5414)
  • 22 meters ( 70 feet) (P/N 74F5415)
  • 31 meters (100 feet) (P/N 74F5416)
  • 61 meters (200 feet) (P/N 74F5417)
  • 122 meters (400 feet) (P/N 74F5418)
  • Custom-Specify length, Minimum 4 meters (12 feet), Maximum 500 meters (1640 feet) (P/N 74F5436)

When using AAS MSORDER, the IBM Duplex-to-Duplex single-mode fiber optic jumper cable part number is 42F8253, and the length must be specified. Seven standard lengths are available from inventory, 4 meters (12 feet), 13 meters (40 feet), 22 meters (70 feet), 31 meters (100 fee), 61 meters (200 feet), 92 meters (300 feet) and 122 meters (400 feet). Custom lengths between 4 meters (12 feet) and 500 meters (1640 feet) will have longer delivery schedules. IBM Duplex-to-Duplex single-mode fiber optic jumper cables are also available from IBM Authorized Cable Distributors in seven standard lengths and custom lengths. The part numbers of the IBM Duplex to Duplex single-mode jumper cables purchased through the IBM Authorized Distributors are:

  • 4 meters (12 feet) (P/N 02G4982)
  • 13 meters (40 feet) (P/N 02G4983)
  • 22 meters (70 feet) (P/N 02G4984)
  • 31 meters (100 feet) (P/N 02G4985)
  • 61 meters (200 feet) (P/N 02G4986)
  • 92 meters (300 feet) (P/N 02G4987)
  • 122 meters (400 feet) (P/N 02G4988)
  • Custom-Specify length, Minimum 4 meters (12 feet), Maximum 500 meters (1640 feet) (P/N 02G4989)

For additional fiber optic components and connectivity solutions, contact your local branch office installation planning representative or your local Customized Operational Services cabling specialist.

The Fiber Optic Jumper Cables support fiber optic links that include 62.5/125-micrometer, 800MHz-km bandwidth trunk cable up to 3 km, 50/125-micrometer, 800MHz-km bandwidth trunk cable up to 2 km, and 9/125-micrometer trunk cable up to 20 km.

Cable information is identified in the most recent edition of the "9672/9674 Installation Manual - Physical Planning" (GC22-7101).

78D-pin Parallel Jumper Cables

A standard length 2.1 meters, IBM Parallel channel 78D-pin parallel jumper cable will be provided with the processor Parallel Channel features. This cable can be used with existing OEMI (Bus and Tag) under floor cables. It has a 78D pin connector on the end that connects to the channel card and on the other end is your standard Bus and Tag connectors. The 2.1 meter is provided at no additional charge.

To order additional standard length or custom length jumper cables for 78D-pin parallel channel connections two alternatives can be used, AAS MSORDER and IBM Authorized Cable Distributors.

When using AAS MSORDER, there are two types of cables that are available for use with 78D-pin parallel channels:

  1. 2.1 meters standard length (78D to Bus and Tag) P/N 6473053
  2. Custom lengths up to 122 meters (400 feet) (78D to Bus and Tag) P/N 55G8739.

Custom cable lengths in one foot increments, chargeable to the customer, are available between 4 meters (12 feet) and 122 meters (400 feet). Custom lengths will have longer delivery schedules.

IBM 78D-pin Parallel jumper cables are also available from IBM Authorized Cable Distributors. For the name of the nearest distributor call 1-800-IBM-2468.

For additional connectivity solutions, contact your local branch office installation planning representative, your local Customized Operational Services cabling specialist, or your Installation Manual Physical Planning (IMPP) document.

Cable information is identified in the most recent edition of the "9672/9674 Installation Manual - Physical Planning" (GC22-7101). S/390 Open Systems Adapter 1 Cable Planning Information:

Note: The cable used to attach the S/390 Open Systems Adapter 1 (OSA 1) to the Local Area Network (LAN) is a customer responsibility.

OSA 1 Ethernet Feature:

This is a two-card feature consisting of a base LAN card and a five- port-card that supports attachment of up to five 10 Mbit/second Ethernet LANs that conform to either the IEEE 802.3 or the Ethernet V2.0 specifications.

The customer interface for each of the Ethernet features is a tailgate panel containing five standard Attachment Unit Interface (AUI) connections or ports. Each is a female 15-pin subminiature "D" Shell connector with a slide latch for cable retention.

Each of the five Ethernet ports can be connected to an external transceiver referred to as a MAU (Medium Attachment Unit) via an AUI cable. AUI cables are a customer responsibility.

The tailgate panel will accept either an IEEE 802.3 AUI cable or an Ethernet V2.0 AUI cable. The maximum length cable that can be supported from the OSA 1 Ethernet feature to a MAU, Hub (e.g. IBM 8250 or equivalent), or repeater is 50 meters (164 feet).

Note: There is up to a 1.5 meter (4.9 feet) internal AUI cable between the OSA 1 Ethernet feature and the tailgate panel, so the maximum supported length of the external AUI cable is 48.5 meters (159 feet).

The actual length of the AUI cable from the tailgate panel to the MAU depends upon the customer's installation.

The type of MAU chosen is based upon the customer's installation. Using the appropriate MAU, the AUI interface supports attachment to the following media:

  1. 10BASE5 - "thick" Ethernet
  2. 10BASE2 - "thin" Ethernet
  3. 10BASET - twisted pair Ethernet
  4. Fiber optic ST or SMA connection

OSA 1 Token Ring 4/16 Feature:

This is a two-card feature consisting of a base LAN card and a five- port-card. Each of the five ports is capable of running at 4 Mbit/second or 16 Mbit/second when attached to a Token Ring LAN that conforms to the IEEE 802.5 specification.

When entering the Token Ring, the port will sense and conform to the speed of the ring. If no carrier is sensed on the ring the adapter will enter the ring at the speed it had last entered at successfully.

The customer interface for each of the Token Ring features is a tailgate panel containing five connectors or ports. Each is a female 9-pin subminiature "D" Shell connector supporting 4-40 screw locks for cable retention. This design supports a shielded twisted pair (STP) interface.

An attachment cable (IBM P/N 6339098 or equivalent) is required for each of the five Token Ring ports and must be ordered separately, with length based on the installation requirements. This attachment cable is a customer responsibility. Standard cabling is used as needed from the tailgate panel to a Token Ring MAU (Medium Attachment Unit or Multistation Access Unit), (e.g. IBM 8228 or equivalent).

Note: There is up to a 1.5 meter (4.9 feet) internal shielded twisted pair cable between the OSA 1 Token Ring feature and the tailgate panel. The maximum supported length of the external cable is dependent upon the type of cable and/or the gauge of the wire.

For Type 1 cable, the maximum distance from the tailgate panel to the MAU is 97.5 meters (320 feet). For Type 2 cable, the maximum distance from the tailgate panel to the MAU is 97.5 meters (320 feet) for 22 gauge wire and 64 meters (210 feet) for 26 gauge wire.

For further Token Ring cabling specifications, please refer to "Token Ring Network Introduction and Planning Guide," IBM publication number GA27-3677.

OSA 1 FDDI Feature:

This is a one card feature with one FDDI port that supports dual-ring or single-ring attachment and supports an externally connected optical bypass switch. The FDDI features supports attachment to a 100 Mbit/second Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) Local Area Network (LAN) that conforms to the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) X3T9.5 specification and the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9314 specification.

Multimode fiber optic FDDI jumper cables are required to connect the OSA 1 FDDI feature into the FDDI ring. Two FDDI jumper cables are required for dual-ring configurations and one FDDI jumper cable is required for single-ring configurations. The recommended fiber cross section is 62.5/125 micron fiber. The FDDI jumper cables connect directly to the transmitter and receiver of the OSA 1 FDDI feature to maximize the optical power budget available. Each FDDI connector is a standard Media Interface Connector (MIC). The FDDI jumper cables are not included with this feature, and are a customer responsibility.

The OSA 1 FDDI feature supports optical bypass when used with an externally connected optical bypass switch. The optical bypass switch is not included with this feature, and is a customer responsibility.

When an optical bypass switch is used, the OSA 1 FDDI feature provides the necessary 5 volts to power the switch. The connection is made at the tailgate panel via a female 9-pin subminiature "D" shell connector supporting 4-40 screw locks for cable retention. The 5 volt power connection is made at the tailgate panel to minimize Electromagnetic interference (EMI).

The "D" shell connector has the following pin assignments:

 D01       +5V to secondary switch
 D02       +5V to primary switch
 D03-D05   Ground
 D06       Sense switch presence
 D07-D09   Sense no connection
 

For the 5 volt power cable, a 9 pin "D" shell male to female extension cable should be used.

Note: To assure proper voltage at the optical bypass switch, the external cable length from the OSA 1FDDI feature tailgate panel to the optical bypass switch should not exceed 12.2 meters (40 feet).

Cable information is identified in the most recent edition of the "Planning for the S/390 Open Systems Adapter Feature" (GC23-3870).

Refer to the "IBM Cabling System Optical Fiber Planning and Installation Guide," (GA27-3943), and "IBM FDDI Network Introduction and Planning Guide," (GA27-3892), for more information about the jumper cables, and planning, design and installation of optical fiber cabling systems. Jumper cables are the responsibility of the customer and may be ordered from your local authorized IBM cabling distributor or by calling 1-800-IBM-2468 in the United States and 1-800-465-1234 in Canada. For EMEA customers, cables are available from Montpellier through CE offerings (Cablex ordering).

Coupling Link Fiber Optic Cable

Jumper Cables

Fiber optic jumper cables are required for connecting one Coupling Link feature to another Coupling Link feature. For initial equipment orders and feature MES orders, one standard-length IBM multimode or one standard-length singlemode fiber optic jumper cable will be provided, at no additional charge, for the connection between two Coupling Link features.

The connection between Coupling Links may not exceed a distance of 1km for IBM multimode cables, and up to 3km for singlemode cables, including the use of Trunk cables and distribution panels.

IBM FCS Multimode Plenum fiber optic jumper cable Group #8310 and cable assembly number 54G3384 are available in the following standard lengths:

7 meters (20 feet)
13 meters (40 feet)
22 meters (70 feet)
31 meters (100 feet)
46 meters (150 feet)
61 meters (200 feet)

IBM FCS Singlemode Plenum fiber optic jumper cable Group #8311 and cable assembly number 08H2774 are available in the following standard lengths:

7 meters (20 feet)
13 meters (40 feet)
22 meters (70 feet)
31 meters (100 feet)
46 meters (150 feet)
61 meters (200 feet)

While 61 meters (200 feet) is the maximum standard cable length, order what is required according to the installation planning representative's cable layout. Custom cable lengths in one-foot increments, chargeable to the customer, are available between 12 feet (4 meters) and 1,640 feet (500 meters) for both IBM FCS Multimode Plenum and IBM FCS Singlemode Plenum fiber optic jumper cables.

Ordering Information

Administrative personnel at the local branch office must use cable group #8310 and one of the standard lengths when using OMCABLE to order the IBM FCS Multimode Plenum fiber optic jumper cables provided with the Coupling Link feature. Cable group #8311 and one of the standard lengths must be specified when OMCABLE is used to order FCS Singlemode Plenum fiber optic jumper cables provided with the Coupling Link feature. Custom length fiber optic jumper cables cannot be ordered with OMCABLE.

Administrative personnel at the local branch office must use cable assembly number 54G3384, specifying either a custom length or one of the standard lengths shown above, to order chargeable IBM FCS Multimode Plenum 50-micrometer fiber optic jumper cables as bulk cable using MSORDER. The maximum custom length is 500 meters (1640 feet). For custom lengths longer than 500 meters (1640 feet) contact your IBM Representative. For lengths of up to 10KM refer to RPQ 8P1786.

Administrative personnel must use cable assembly number 08H2774, specifying either a custom length or one of the standard lengths shown above to order chargeable IBM FCS Singlemode Plenum 9-micrometer fiber optic jumper cables as bulk cable using MSORDER. The maximum custom length is 500 meters (1640 feet). For custom lengths longer than 500 meters (1640 feet) contact your IBM Representative.

The branch office has the latitude to relieve the Installation Planning Representative of the above ordering controls in unique cases where required. These unique cable orders must be charged to the branch office.

Trunk Cables

Fiber optic trunks terminated in distribution panels are recommended in large single room data centers, multiple room and multiple floor data centers, and in data centers spread among buildings or sites.

The Coupling Link feature supports fiber optic links that include 50/125-micrometer trunk cable up to 1 km, and 9 or 10/125-micrometer trunk cable up to 3 km.

IBM Publication GA23-0367, "Planning for the Fiber Optic Channel Links" should always be consulted when customer requirements include fiber optic trunk facilities.

Use of trunks will require additional jumper cables and components, which are available from IBM Customer Service or from IBM Authorized Cabling Distributors. For the name of the nearest distributor call 1-800-IBM-2468.

For additional fiber optic components and connectivity solutions, contact your local branch office Installation Planning Representative or your Area Customized Operational Services Cabling Specialist.

Assistance in planning, design, and installation of fiber optic cabling systems is available in Connectivity Services, a Customized Operational Services offering from NSD. For more details, contact your IBM Marketing Representative.

Cable Information

Cable information is identified in the most recent edition of the "9672/9674 Installation Manual - Physical Planning" (GC22-7101).

Services

Parallel Sysplex Services:

The S/390 Parallel Sysplex Offering Announcement 194-081 describes professional services designed to facilitate migration, installation and customization in a Parallel Sysplex environment. These services include migration and installation planning assistance, performance management and capacity planning studies, compatibility research on non-IBM software products, Support Line access, plus many additional services.

A basic (core) set of services has been designed to address customer planning needs, and IBM marketing representatives are encouraged to include additional services to meet their customer's individual implementation requirements. The basic set of services, or equivalent, is included in the Parallel Sysplex offering price quotation which includes hardware, PSLC software pricing and the services, and is to be delivered to the first Parallel Sysplex per customer location.

IBM's Connectivity Services Offering:

IBM's Availability Services can provide a portfolio of turnkey Data Center solutions that complement ESCON link planning and installation through a variety of offerings. Support for Coupling Facility links is also available.

If the link environment is within one building on a single floor (or possibly multiple floors or rooms), consider using the Fiber Transport Services (FTS) provided by Availability Services. With FTS, site planning, fiber optic commodities, and installation activities are packaged into a service that focuses on the migration of a parallel (bus and tag) environment to a fiber optic link environment. IBM's Fiber Transport Services (FTS) provide the following assistance for ESCON link installations:

  • Planning: Customers receive assistance in planning, design, and installation for all connectivity requirements.

  • Commodities: Provides trunk cables, distribution panels, main data cabinets, remote data cabinets, cable conveyance systems, and all fiber optic commodities necessary to protect the ESCON link investment.

  • Installation: Provides physical installation of the trunk system commodities with IBM service and support.

If the environment is between buildings or campuses, other connectivity service offerings, including Consulting, Design, and Installation Support, are available. For more details about any of IBM's Availability Service offerings, contact your IBM marketing representative.

9672/9674 Pre-Installation Configuration Service:

Pre-Installation Configuration service is a no charge optional manufacturing-based service which reduces system installation time for factory ordered S/390 Parallel Transaction Servers, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers and 9674 Coupling Facilities. This service, available now, allows customers to receive their processor with the Hardware Management Console (HMC) and Service Element (SE) customized to their specifications prior to shipment.

The Pre-Installation Configuration service works as follows:

  • A Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook, the Worksheet, and a memorandum explaining how to use the service are sent to both and PROFS node/userIDs specified when configuring your system

    The Respective files are called WORKBOOK LIST38PP and "ORDERNO" WKSHEET. "ORDERNO" is the actual purchase order number. For convenience, the same files are also available by entering the following REQUEST command on the VM command line:

     
    REQUEST PREICFG PACKAGE FROM S390CS AT KGNVMC  

    The Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook is also available through Mechanicsburg (GC38-3100). Information on the Pre-Installation Configuration service is in the latest version of the 9674 Coupling Facility SAPR guide (SA94-007) and the two 9672 SAPR guides (SA94-006 and SA94-018).

  • Print out the WORKBOOK LIST38PP file. Then with the customer complete the Workbook. Edit the file "ORDERNO" WKSHEET and fill in the information from the WORKBOOK. Make sure the WKSHEET filename ("ORDERNO") equals your six digit purchase order number.

  • The completed Worksheet file is returned to S390CS at KGNVMC.

    The completed Worksheet file must be returned at least ten working days prior to the scheduled processor ship date from manufacturing. If the worksheet is received less than ten days prior to shipment, a file will be returned that the IBM service representative can use during the installation. The turn around time for this file will be ten working days.

Use your support structure for technical questions. For any questions about the service, please send a note to JUSTASK at PKEDVM9 or call S/390 Customized Solutions at 914-433-3552 or 8-293-3551 (IBM dial network).

Feature Exchanges

When upgrading to an 9672 R2 Model features #0001, #0002, #0003, #0004, #0005, or #0006 is feature exchanged for feature #0211, #0201, #0202, #0203, #0204, #0205, or #0207. Memory Card Features #0064, #0128, #0256, #0512, or #1024 is feature exchanged for feature #2128, #2256, #2512, or #2024. Expansion cages may be exchanged from feature #1000 to feature #2020. In some instances when upgrading from an R1, E, or P models the CEC will become the Expansion Cage, feature #0010 will be exchanged for feature #1000.
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Accessories

Local Uninterruptible Power Supply

To reduce system power outages, a Local Uninterruptible Power Supply (LUPS), Machine Type 9910, is available to be ordered with the new processors and coupling facilities. This unit provides between 9 to 18 minutes of full power hold-up in the event of extended customer power line disturbances.

Customer Replacement Parts

Not applicable.
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Machine Elements

System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server are self-contained elements and require no additional components.
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Supplies

None.

Diskettes

None.

Trademarks

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** Company, product, or service name may be a trademark or service mark of others.
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