Family 9672+04 IBM System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3

IBM United States Sales Manual
Revised:  June 09, 2009.

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Product Life Cycle Dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
9672-RA4 1996/09/101996/09/30 1999/07/202010/12/31
9672-RB4 1996/09/101996/09/30 1999/07/202006/12/31
9672-RC4 1996/09/101996/09/30 1999/07/202006/12/31
9672-RX4 1996/09/101996/09/30 1999/07/202006/12/31
9672-RY4 1996/11/261996/12/02 1999/07/202006/12/31
9672-R14 1996/09/101996/09/30 1999/07/202006/12/31
9672-R24 1996/09/101996/09/30 1999/07/202006/12/31
9672-R34 1996/09/101996/09/30 1999/07/202006/12/31
9672-R44 1996/09/101996/09/30 1999/07/202006/12/31
9672-R54 1996/09/101996/09/30 1999/07/202006/12/31
9672-R64 1996/09/101996/09/30 1999/07/202006/12/31
9672-R74 1996/09/101996/09/30 1999/07/202006/12/31
9672-R84 1996/09/101996/09/30 1999/07/202006/12/31
9672-R94 1996/09/101996/09/30 1999/07/202006/12/31

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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-RA4

The 9672 Model RA4 is a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 that contains one model dependent CEC (one-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 512 MB to 8 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 256 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-RB4

The 9672 Model RB4 is a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 that contains two model dependent CECs (two-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 512 MB to 8 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 256 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-RC4

The 9672 Model RC4 is a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 that contains three model dependent CECs (three-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 1 GB to 8 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 256 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-R14

The 9672 Model R14 is a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 that contains one model dependent CEC (one-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 512 MB to 8 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 256 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-R24

The 9672 Model R24 is a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 that contains two model dependent CECs (two-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 512 MB to 8 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 256 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-R34

The 9672 Model R34 is a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 that contains three model dependent CECs (three-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 1 GB to 8 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 256 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-R44

The 9672 Model R44 is a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 that contains four model dependent CECs (four-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 1 GB to 8 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 256 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-R54

The 9672 Model R54 is a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 that contains five model dependent CECs (five-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 1 GB to 8 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 256 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-R64

The 9672 Model R64 is a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 that contains six model dependent CECs (six-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 2 GB to 8 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 256 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-R74

The 9672 Model R74 is a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 that contains seven model dependent CECs (seven-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 2 GB to 8 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 256 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-R84

The 9672 Model R84 is a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 that contains eight model dependent CECs (eight-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 2 GB to 8 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 256 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-R94

The 9672 Model R94 is a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 that contains nine model dependent CECs (nine-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 2 GB to 8 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 256 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-RX4

The 9672 Model RX4 is a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 that contains ten model dependent CECs (ten-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 2 GB to 8 GB

  • Channels ranging from
    • 256 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-RY4

The 9672 Model RY4 is a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 that contains ten model dependent CPs (ten-way central processor). The CEC capacity includes:

  • Storage ranging from 2 GB to 8 GB

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

Model RY4 has improved performance over the RX4.
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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 512 MB, 1024 MB, 2048 MB, 4096 MB, 6144 MB and 8192 MB memory (R4 models)

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Description

Generation 3 offers the following enhancements:

  • IBM leads the industry by offering the first CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor feature built upon the current S/390 Integrated Cryptographic Feature (ICRF) and includes new exportable data encryption, Public Key, Digital Signature and hashing algorithms. S/390 provides more capability than any previous cryptographic offering--all on a single chip.

  • One S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 feature will be shipped with each new build S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 model. The media type is selectable. Additionally, the Ethernet/Token-Ring feature now supports full duplex/switched environments. This provides direct LAN attachment for a heterogeneous environment. Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) OSA-2 for the SNA/APPN environment is also being offered.

  • Availability enhancements, including Dynamic Memory Arrays, CP/SAP Sparing, Partial Memory Restart, Partial I/O Restart and Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration, further reduces the impact of a failure and are included as standard functions.

  • New System Assist Processor (SAP) features provide additional I/O capacity without giving up CP's. This gives applications running TPF software more performance while reducing potential software costs.

  • Connectivity is enhanced with the introduction of Hardware Management Console (HMC) Ethernet and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) features. ISDN provides better remote support capability and Ethernet allows the use of existing customer LANs.

  • The Internal Battery Feature (IBF) integrates the function of a local uninterruptible power source. This feature further enhances the robustness of IBM's CMOS power design, enabling protection against most short duration power outages.

Additionally, the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 models, S/390 Coupling Facility C04 model, and upgrades come with an IBM Satisfaction Guarantee in countries where eligible.

Reduced Cost of Computing

The new S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 models enable significant savings with respect to energy, facilities overhead, and maintenance costs when compared to older technology processors. Customers who migrate from ES/9000 or comparable non-IBM systems can see up to 97% savings in energy costs (including power and cooling), up to 65% in service and maintenance costs, and more than 91% in floor space requirements. Low energy requirements also economize on facilities infrastructure--avoiding machine room expansion, additional power distribution retrofits, and additional heat exchanger burden. The universal power capabilities of IBM's new servers accommodate direct attachment of any electrical utility worldwide. Using the optional Internal Battery Feature, customers are further protected from outages due to extended Power Line Disturbances or accidental power disruptions.

Internal Battery Feature (IBF):

The IBF enables full power holdup for the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 models of between 3.5 to 20 minutes. The IBF will also provide between 3.5 to 20 minutes of full operation for the 9674 C04 model, or up to one hour holdup in Power Save state, maintaining active memory. With the installation of an IBF, there is no additional floor space required on the raised floor or in facilities areas for the Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) function. There may be reductions up to 25% in floor space over an outboard UPS. Each IBF is fully redundant and complements IBM's N+1 front-end power technology design, and has no energy conversion losses experienced between a conventional independent UPS support of a server installation. The IBF introduces continuous self-testing capability for battery backup which has been fully integrated into the diagnostics, including Remote Service Facility (RSF support). The IBF holdup time may be augmented with IBM's 5KW 9910 local UPS. All announced features of the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 models are afforded battery backup via the IBF.

S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2: With the introduction of the S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2), it became possible to provide connectivity to Local Area Network (LAN) clients in incremental steps, inserting an OSA-2 into an I/O slot in a CEC or I/O expansion cage.

With the addition of full-duplex/switched support for the ENTR OSA-2 feature, attachment to LAN switches is now provided; an effective technique to avoid some of the costs associated with network growth. It is now possible to solve network capacity problems with minimal disruption to the infrastructure, minimizing wiring closets, building cabling, and software changes.

Performance Advantages

Greater than 2048 MB Central Storage Support:

For the first time on an IBM S/390 server, the new S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 models break the 2048 MB central storage barrier. In PR/SM LPAR mode, models with greater than 2048 MB installed storage can configure some or all of the installed storage as central storage. Each individual logical partition is limited to a maximum of 2048 MB of central storage, but the sum total of all logical partition central storage can exceed 2048 MB.

High Speed Buffer:

The S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 models have an innovative implementation of processor cache hierarchy that exploits the characteristics of CMOS technology to achieve high system performance. It consists of an on-chip High Speed Buffer and an on-substrate High Speed Buffer per CP, as well as a Shared High Speed Buffer across all CP's in the configuration. The on-chip High Speed Buffer is 32 KB. Since it is integrated directly on to the CP chip, it maximizes CMOS performance. The on-substrate Speed Buffer increases the capacity of the private cache by 256 KB and maximizes packaged performance, since it is located on the module directly adjacent to the CP chip. The Shared High Speed Buffer is 2048 KB and further enhances performance, as it provides direct access to all CP's. It is also located on the module with short data paths to all CP's. This cache structure enables efficient use of main storage which can be as large as 8GB. The High Speed Buffer is available to the System Assist Processor(s) (SAP) as well as CP(s).

Performance Comparisons:

The following table provides the performance expectations of S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 models:

 
9672 Models Performance Range* RA4 vs. R53 0.3 - 0.35 R14 vs. R53 0.45 RB4 vs. R53 0.60 - 0.65 R24 vs. R53 0.85 - 0.9 RC4 vs. R53 0.85 - 0.95 R34 vs. R53 1.15 - 1.25 R44 vs. R53 1.5 - 1.7 R54 vs. R53 1.90 - 2.05 R64 vs. R53 2.20 - 2.45 R74 vs. R53 2.5 - 2.8 R84 vs. R53 2.75 - 3.2 R94 vs. R53 2.95 - 3.6 RX4 vs. R53 3.1 - 4.0  

* The above performance comparisons are Internal Throughput Rate Ratios (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 I/O configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here. For more detailed performance information, please consult the Large System Performance Reference (LSPR).

Security Advantages

IBM leads the industry by offering the first CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor as a feature on the S/390 Parallel Enterprise - Generation 3 models to meet the increasing needs for data security and integrity. The Cryptographic Coprocessor hardware, which is a member of the SecureWay family of products, is implemented in CMOS technology on a single chip, providing more capability than any previous cryptographic offering. Included in the design is battery backed non-volatile memory storage, laser delete chip personalization, integrated tamper detection and response, and high speed DES, RSA, Pseudo Random Number Generation and hashing algorithms.

This hardware will run all current ICRF functions previously offered on ES/9000 9021 processors, but now includes Public Key Algorithms (PKA) such as RSA Digital Signature Generation and Verification Signature Generation and Verification.

Key parts can be entered into the secure hardware through one of three ways:

  • in the clear by using ICSF/MVS panels (protected by RACF)

  • pass phrase method that will auto-generate key parts

  • secure fashion by using an optional Trusted Key Entry (TKE) feature which functionally replaces the previous KSU (Key Storage Unit) of the current 9021 ICRF.

The software that enables this solution and provides the Application Programming Interface (API) is a follow-on release of the current ICSF/MVS product. ICSF/MVS 2.1 will be available as a no-charge program product in second quarter 1997 and will eventually be added to the OS/390 base product. This enhanced software release will support new functions built into the chip, as well as continuing to support all previous ICSF/MVS functions found on prior 9021 machines. The software adheres to all the current standards and requirements as the previous versions. New applications developed by non-IBM developers will allow customers to exploit many more opportunities world wide in the emerging area of Digital Signatures. The current exploiters, SDM and CONNEX, which are available today, will be joined by BSAFE, an RSA Inc. product used by over 14 million customers today. With these additional exploiters incorporating our Cryptographic Coprocessor functions into their products, the information explosion we see today can expand with a much higher level of privacy and protection.

The TKE Workstation is an optional cost feature. This workstation provides a secure, remote and flexible method to provide Master Key Part Entry solution for the hardware. The algorithm utilizes Digital Signature, Diffie-Hellman and DES functions to provide a highly secure, auditable and remote method of key entry. It is for those customers requiring absolute security for key entry. An optional SmartCard Reader can also be attached to allow for secure storage and convenient transport of customer key parts.

To configure and enable the functions, a 'configuration diskette' will be provided. On this diskette is a signed encrypted data block that is unique for each and every Cryptographic Coprocessor device, making a direct one-to-one relationship between the diskette and the hardware chip. Within this data block is the Cryptographic Configuration Control field that controls what functions are enabled and what PKA key lengths are allowed. This configuration data is controlled and distributed by IBM Manufacturing. If a customer with export controlled hardware requires and is authorized for greater functions (available in the hardware), a new configuration diskette can be distributed to 'turn on' those functions at any point in time.

Availability Enhancements

CP & SAP Sparing:

In the event of a CP failure, the Spare Processor Unit (PU) can be activated to take the place of the failed CP, by a Power On Reset (POR). In the event of a System Assist Processor (SAP) failure, the spare PU will be dynamically activated to replace the failed SAP to maintain continuity of processing without capacity degradation.

In the event of a SAP failure with no spare PU, as in the case of the RX4, a functioning CP is quiesced and dynamically reassigned as a SAP to maintain continuity of I/O processing. This capability may eliminate an outage and permits the repair to be deferred to a more convenient time.

Enhanced LPAR Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration:

For OS/390 and MVS logical partitions, central and expanded storage dynamic reconfiguration have been enhanced on the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 models. The capabilities provided were previously offered only on ES/9000 9021 711-based processors for central storage and 9021 711-based and 520-based processors for expanded storage. These enhancements remove the restriction of storage reconfigurations only being possible from an adjacent and above logical partition. Storage reconfigurations can now occur without an outage to either the donor or the receiver logical partition. Previous S/390 9672 implementations required an outage of the donor logical partition for central storage reconfigurations. As with the 9021 711-based models, this enhanced support allows for incremental storage reconfigurations of central storage as needed. Unlike the 9021 711-based support, this incremental capability is available on all S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 installed storage combinations. This function is available for expanded storage.

Dynamic Memory Arrays:

Central and expanded storage is continuously monitored for errors. If an error is detected, existing correction mechanisms will often correct the problem without the knowledge of the operating system After a threshold is reached, the Dynamic Memory Arrays will dynamically use a spare chip residing on the same memory card. Such events are logged and an outage is avoided.

Partial Memory Restart:

This enhancement reduces the duration of an outage due to a memory card failure. If a memory card fails, the system can be restarted with half of the original memory. Processing can be resumed until a replacement memory card is installed.

Open Network Connectivity

S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 brings the strengths of S/390 to the Local Area Network (LAN) environment with the introduction of the S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 with each new build 9672 R4 model. One of the following LAN media types can be chosen: Ethernet, Token-Ring, FDDI or Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM).

The Ethernet/Token-Ring S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 feature now supports attachment to LAN switches, a cost-effective technique for addressing the demand for network bandwidth, avoiding the costs associated with LAN segmentation. The ENTR OSA-2 feature also supports full-duplex (bidirectional) communication with devices on dedicated segments such as IBM's 8271 EtherStreamer (TM) Switch and 8272 LANStreamer (TM) Switch. Full duplex support for the Token-Ring and Ethernet environments permits a simultaneous transmit and receive for an effective throughput of 20 Mbps (Ethernet) and 32 Mbps (Token-Ring).

OSA-2 can now be configured and managed in the VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2.0 environment. OSA/SF for VM/ESA is an optionally installed facility supplied with VM/ESA. Support includes the following medias: Ethernet, Token-Ring, FDDI, and ATM (ATM Forum-Compliant LAN emulation). Support for TCP/IP and SNA/APPN networking protocols is being offered.

The 155 MB ATM OSA-2 feature provides SNA/APPN (ACF/VTAM for MVS and VM environments) clients connectivity to SNA/APPN resources on the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 9672 R4 models. Contact your IBM Support Center for information on hardware and software updates. Refer also to relevant Preventive Service Planning (PSP) buckets, such as 9672DEVICE and OSA110.

For information on the specified operating environment and the hardware and software requirements, refer to "Planning for the S/390 Open Systems Adapter Feature", GC23-3870. If you have access to the Internet, you can find additional information via IBM's World Wide Web server at http://www.s390.ibm.com.

The FDDI and ATM S/390 OSA-2 features require fiber optic cables. This fiber optic connectivity is fully supported by IBM Availability Services Fiber Transport Services (FTS) Direct Attach fiber optic trunking system. The Direct Attach trunking system allows trunk cable connections directly from the OSA-2 cards in a 9672 to a patch panel box located in the LAN wiring closet. The trunk cable connection eliminates the need for running multiple fiber optic jumper cables under the floor; the patch panel box consolidates all OSA-2 FDDI and ATM ports in a convenient location for hub and switch interconnects.

For additional information on this fiber optic trunk offering, refer to "IBM's Fiber Transport Services (FTS)" or contact your IBM Availability Services representative for details.

HMC ISDN and Ethernet Features:

The HMC Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) feature enables remote operations using a (Graphical User Interface) on the HMC with a transmission speed of 64K bps. With the HMC now supporting Ethernet at a transmission speed of 10M bps, customers can use the same network infrastructure that they already have at their location. These two new protocols supported by the HMC add to IBM's existing Token-Ring support and provides the customer a choice of protocols desired.

Dynamic ICF Expansion

Dynamic ICF Expansion is a significant new function that allows an ICF logical partition to acquire additional processing power from the LPAR pool of shared central processors CPs being used to execute production and/or test work on the system. This function is very useful when the ICF partition in a G3 or G4. backs up another Coupling Facility. In this event, the ICF, using Dynamic ICF Expansion, can acquire additional processing capacity to handle the full Coupling Facility workload. Also, Dynamic ICF Expansion can be used to handle a peak workload situation when the ICF is being used as the regular coupling facility. This feature adds considerable flexibility to the configurability of the ICF in a G3 or G4. and optimizes the use of the processing power in the system.

The Dynamic ICF Expansion feature is available to every ICF partition (up to four) in a G3 or G4. Each ICF coupling facility partition has its own ability to specify the number of ICF features (up to four) that are dedicated to that partition and the amount of additional capability it can acquire. The trade off between using ICF features and the CPs in the LPAR shared pool is the exemption from software license fees.

Enhanced Coupling Link Support

Connectivity between production/test logical partitions and Coupling Facilities in a Parallel Sysplex has been enhanced with the increase in the number of coupling links orderable through the standard MES process on the G3 and G4. This improves the flexibility of configuring the links and provides the facilities needed to connect between logical partitions in the G3 and G4 or other systems or Coupling Facilities in the Sysplex. The maximum number of Coupling Links orderable on the CMOS S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers was 16 links with an RPQ available to allow up to 32 links. This announcement extends the maximum number of links available from 16 to 32 for both the G3 and G4 when using the HiPerLink adapter (FC0016) and eliminates the need to process RPQs for the additional capability. The 9674 Coupling Facility Models C04 and C05 continue with the capability to configure up to 32 links orderable through MES upgrades.

Year 2000 Sysplex Test Datesource

The Year 2000 Sysplex Test Datesource provides the capability to create a test Parallel Sysplex with a synchronized time and date other than that of the production systems. This eliminates the need to dedicate an entire S/390 Server for Year 2000 testing of a multi-member Parallel Sysplex. This testing capability is currently available on the G3, G4 and Multiprise 2000 in conjunction with the ICMF and provides a cost-effective tool for Year 2000 Parallel Sysplex testing.

Additional information concerning Year 2000 support may be obtained through your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner(TM). Customers can request the IBM document "Year 2000 and 2 Digit Dates: Guide to Planning and Implementation" (GC28-1251).

VM/ESA Guest-Coupling Support

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 3.0, with 25 years of experience in providing leading-edge hypervisor support, extends this capability with new guest support for Parallel Sysplex. OS/390 customers can now exploit the advantage of S/390 virtual machines in testing their Parallel Sysplex environments. VM/ESA Version 2 Release 3.0 provides the Coupling Facility support required to run one or more OS/390 Parallel Sysplex environments on one VM/ESA image.

For VM/ESA Version 2 Release 3.0 customers, this is a cost-effective alternative to the Integrated Coupling Migration Facility with PR/SM. VM/ESA Guest-Coupling is provided for purposes of pre-production testing of Parallel Sysplex environments and does not support connections to any facility outside the VM image. Year 2000 testing is available via a new VM command.

Cache Structure User-Managed Duplexing

A new mechanism has been added to the Coupling Facility (CF) to allow customers the option of having cache structure data duplexed in another CF under the control of the CF-exploiting subsystem or product. Initial exploitation of this capability by DB2 (R) is planned for duplexing of data contained in its Group Buffer Pool (GBP) structures. This duplexing capability will allow extremely fast 'fail over' from one copy of the structure data to the other in the event of a CF failure or, more typically, a planned CF outage. This duplexing 'fail over' will operate much more quickly than today's mechanisms. Furthermore, the new duplexing mechanism will handle some failure situations that are currently not handled. This will significantly enhance the availability characteristics of the data contained in these duplexed structures, and thus improve the availability of those Parallel Sysplex workloads which exploit this capability. This function is planned for the OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 time frame and will run on the 9672 G3, & G4, and the 9674 Coupling Facility Models C04 and C05.

Model Description

  • ESA/390* Architecture
  • Single CEC general-purpose server
  • Cost-effective replacement for bipolar and comparable non-IBM processors
  • Performance growth within family
  • Field installable upgrade paths from the S/390*
    • Parallel Enterprise Server 9672-R2 and R3 Models
    • Parallel Enterprise Server 9672-R1 (R11-based) Models
    • Parallel Transaction Server 9672 E/P Models
  • Hardware Management Console (HMC)
  • Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC)
  • CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor Feature
  • Large system capacity
  • Microprocessor price/performance
  • Horizontal growth
  • Participates in a Parallel Sysplex
  • Air-cooled CMOS environmentals

Each 9672 Model Rxx requires:

The Hardware Management Console (HMC) (#0021) is attached to the S/390 processor using a Token-Ring LAN attachment. A short Token-Ring patch cable is shipped with the processor. Please see the "S/390 9672/9674 Installation Manual-Physical Planning," GC22-7102, for information on LAN connections required and additional LAN cable ordering information.

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 Servers. 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 - Generation 3 Model RA4 has one Processor Unit (PU). The 1-way Processor Unit can be upgraded to a 1-way (R14), 2-way (RB4), 2-way (R24), 3-way (RC4), 3-way (R34), 4-way (R44), 5-way (R54), 6-way (R64), 7-way (R74), 8-way (R84), 9-way (R94) or 10-way (RX4) 9672 model. 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

The minimum processor storage is 512MB (two 256MB cards). The maximum processor storage is 8192 MB (four 2048-MB card). 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 -------------------------- 512MB 3128 4 -------------------------- 1024MB 3256 4 -------------------------- 2048MB 3512 4 -------------------------- 4096MB 3024 4 -------------------------- 6144MB 3536 4 -------------------------- 8192MB 3048 4 -------------------------- 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 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 512MB | 1024MB | 3256 | 4 | 3256 | 4 | 3128 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 512MB | 2048MB | 3512 | 4 | 3512 | 4 | 3128 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 512MB | 4096MB | 3024 | 4 | 3024 | 4 | 3128 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 512MB | 6144MB | 3536 | 4 | 3536 | 4 | 3128 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 512MB | 8192MB | 3048 | 4 | 3048 | 4 | 3128 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 1024MB | 2048MB | 3512 | 4 | 3512 | 4 | 3256 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 1024MB | 4096MB | 3024 | 4 | 3024 | 4 | 3256 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 1024MB | 6144MB | 3536 | 4 | 3536 | 4 | 3256 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 1024MB | 8192MB | 3048 | 4 | 3048 | 4 | 3256 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 2048MB | 4096MB | 3024 | 4 | 3024 | 4 | 3512 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 2048MB | 6144MB | 3536 | 4 | 3536 | 4 | 3512 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 2048MB | 8192MB | 3048 | 4 | 3048 | 4 | 3512 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 4096MB | 6144MB | 3536 | 4 | 3536 | 4 | 3024 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 4096MB | 8192MB | 3048 | 4 | 3048 | 4 | 3024 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|---------- 6144MB | 8192MB | 3048 | 4 | 3048 | 4 | 3536 | 4 -----------|---------|-------|----|-------|----|------|----------  

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. Removed storage becomes the property of IBM and must be returned.

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:

  • Up to 2GB of central storage per logical partition

  • 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:
    • OS/390 Release 2
    • OS/390 Release 1
    • MVS/ESA 5.2 and subsequent releases
    • MVS/ESA 5.1
    • MVS/ESA 4.3
    • MVS/ESA 4.2 and subsequent releases
    • MVS/ESA 3.1.3
    • VM/ESA 2.2
    • VM/ESA 2.1
    • VM/ESA 1.2.2
    • VM/ESA 1.2.1
    • VM/ESA (370) 1.1.5
    • VSE/ESA 2.0
    • 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 card (#2313) provides four ESCON channels
  • Parallel channel card (#2303) provides three parallel channels

The 9672 RA4 model supports:

  • 256 maximum ESCON channels only (4 channel increments) or
  • 96 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. The CEC cage has five slots supporting 20 ESCON or 15 Parallel channels. The I/O (#2020) has 22 slots supporting (88 ESCON or 66 Parallel channels).

Channels can be allocated to logical partitions as follows:

  • Dedicated channels
  • Reconfigurable channels
  • Shared channels via EMIF

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 via EMIF

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 short 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 short 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 (GC22-7102) 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 short 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 - Generation 3 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 OS/390 and 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 the new S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 models and the new C04 Coupling Facility. The features can be ordered in increments of one. The 9672 R4 models can have up to 16 Coupling Links. The 9674 C04 model 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 OS/390 and 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 OS/390 and 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 OS/390 and 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 OS/390 and 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 OS/390 and 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 OS/390 and 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 2

With the introduction of the S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 as a standard feature, S/390 brings its strength to the Local Area Network (LAN). One of the following LAN media types can be chosen: Ethernet, Token-Ring, FDDI or Asynchronous Transfer Model (ATM).

The S/390 Open Systems Adapter Support Facility Version 1 Release 2 to be configured and managed in the VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2.0 environment will be available first quarter 1997. Support includes the following media: Ethernet, Token-Ring, FDDI and ATM (ATM Forum-compliant LAN emulation). Support for TCP/IP and SNA/APPN networking protocols is being offered.

The 155 MB ATM S/390 OSA-2 provides SNA/APPN (ACF/VTAM for MVS and VM environments) clients connectivity to SNA/APPN resources on the 9672 R4 models.

The Ethernet/Token-Ring S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 feature now supports attachment to LAN switches, a cost-effective technique for addressing the demand for network bandwidth, avoiding the costs associated with LAN segmentation. The ENTR OSA-2 feature also supports full-duplex (bidirectional) communication with devices on dedicated segments such as IBM's 8271 EtherStreamer (TM) Switch and 8272 LANStreamer (TM) Switch. Full duplex support for the Token-Ring and Ethernet environments permits a simultaneous transmit and receive for an effective throughput of 20 Mbps (Ethernet) and 32 Mbps (Token-Ring).

For information on the specified operating environment and the hardware and software requirements, refer to "Planning for the S/390 Open Systems Adapter Feature", GC23-3870. If you have access to the Internet, you can find additional information via IBM's World Wide Web server at

http://www.s390.ibm.com.

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 R4 | 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.
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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    Rx4   Rx4     Rx4 | Rx4      MAX       (MB)    (X-Way) MIN/MAX
--------  ----- -----  -----|-----  ----------  -------  ------- -------
9672-RA4   1-2   1-3     3  |  5    P/96 E/256 512MB-8GB     1     0 - 16
9672-RB4   1-2   1-3     3  |  5    P/96 E/256 512MB-8GB     2     0 - 16
9672-RC4   1-2   1-3     3  |  5    P/96 E/256   1GB-8GB     3     0 - 16
9672-R14   1-2   1-3     3  |  5    P/96 E/256 512MB-8GB     1     0 - 16
9672-R24   1-2   1-3     3  |  5    P/96 E/256 512MB-8GB     2     0 - 16
9672-R34   1-2   1-3     3  |  5    P/96 E/256   1GB-8GB     3     0 - 16
9672-R44   1-2   1-3     3  |  5    P/96 E/256   1GB-8GB     4     0 - 16
9672-R54   1-2   1-3     3  |  5    P/96 E/256   1GB-8GB     5     0 - 16
9672-R64   1-2   1-3     3  |  5    P/96 E/256   2GB-8GB     6     0 - 16
9672-R74   1-2   1-3     3  |  5    P/96 E/256   2GB-8GB     7     0 - 16
9672-R84   1-2   1-3     3  |  5    P/96 E/256   2GB-8GB     8     0 - 16
9672-R94   1-2   1-3     3  |  5    P/96 E/256   2GB-8GB     9     0 - 16
9672-RX4   1-2   1-3     3  |  5    P/96 E/256   2GB-8GB    10     0 - 16
9672-RY4   1-2   1-3     3  |  5    P/96 E/256   2GB-8GB    10     0 - 16
 

Note: Upgrades referred to are 9672 R*1, R*2 and R*3 models upgrading to a R*4 model.

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 9395 - B13, B23 RAMAC 2 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 7015 - All Models RS/6000 X 9035 - 002 ESCON Converter Model 2 X 9076 SP1, SP2 - All Models Power Parallel Systems X  
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
9395 - B13, B23               RAMAC 2 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

(For IBM US, some model conversions are no longer available as of May 24, 1998. See announcement letters for details.)

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

Upgrades may involve the replacement or removal of parts which become the property of IBM and must be returned to IBM. Parts returned must be unaltered.

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.

  HORIZONTAL/DIAGONAL UPGRADES:
       FROM                 TO
  --------------       --------------
  9672 Model RA4       9672 Model R15
  9672 Model RA4       9672 Model RB5
  9672 Model RA4       9672 Model R25
  9672 Model RA4       9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model RA4       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model RA4       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model RA4       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model RA4       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model RA4       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model RA4       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model RA4       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model RA4       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model RA4       9672 Model RY5
  9672 Model R14       9672 Model RB5
  9672 Model R14       9672 Model R25
  9672 Model R14       9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model R14       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model R14       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R14       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R14       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R14       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R14       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R14       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R14       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R14       9672 Model RY5
  9672 Model R24       9672 Model R25
  9672 Model R24       9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model R24       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model R24       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R24       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R24       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R24       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R24       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R24       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R24       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R24       9672 Model RY5
  9672 Model RC4       9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model RC4       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model RC4       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model RC4       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model RC4       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model RC4       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model RC4       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model RC4       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model RC4       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model RC4       9672 Model RY5
  9672 Model R34       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model R34       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R34       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R34       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R34       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R34       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R34       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R34       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R34       9672 Model RY5
  9672 Model R44       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R44       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R44       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R44       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R44       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R44       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R44       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R44       9672 Model RY5
  9672 Model R54       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R54       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R54       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R54       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R54       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R54       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R54       9672 Model RY5
  9672 Model R64       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R64       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R64       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R64       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R64       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R64       9672 Model RY5
  9672 Model RB4       9672 Model R25
  9672 Model RB4       9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model RB4       9672 Model R35
  9672 Model RB4       9672 Model R45
  9672 Model RB4       9672 Model R55
  9672 Model RB4       9672 Model R65
  9672 Model RB4       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model RB4       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model RB4       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model RB4       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model RB4       9672 Model RY5
  9672 Model R74       9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R74       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R74       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R74       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R74       9672 Model RY5
  9672 Model R84       9672 Model RY5
  9672 Model R84       9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R84       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R84       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R94       9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R94       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R94       9672 Model RY5
  9672 Model RX4       9672 Model RY5
  9672 Model RX4       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model RY4       9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model RY4       9672 Model RY5
 
Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
--------------         --------------
9672 Model RX4         9672 Model RY4
 

Note: When vertical upgrades are processed, CFSYSTEM will generate a feature exchange to remove the 'from' PU Card feature code and add the 'to' PU Card feature code.

The primary difference between the R models and E/P models is the addition of coupling links on the E/P models. Also, tailgates will be added or deleted depending on the upgrade.

The following Model RA4 Upgrades are offered:

 
Vertical upgrades: FROM TO --------------- -------------- 9672 Model RA4 9672 Model R14 9672 Model RA4 9672 Model RB4 9672 Model RA4 9672 Model R24 9672 Model RA4 9672 Model RC4 9672 Model RA4 9672 Model R34 9672 Model RA4 9672 Model R44 9672 Model RA4 9672 Model R54 9672 Model RA4 9672 Model R64 9672 Model RA4 9672 Model R74 9672 Model RA4 9672 Model R84 9672 Model RA4 9672 Model R94 9672 Model RA4 9672 Model RX4  

Note: When vertical upgrades are processed, CFSYSTEM will generate a feature exchange to remove the 'from' PU Card feature code and add the 'to' PU Card feature code.

The following Model RB4 Upgrades are offered:

Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model RB4         9672 Model R24
9672 Model RB4         9672 Model RC4
9672 Model RB4         9672 Model R34
9672 Model RB4         9672 Model R44
9672 Model RB4         9672 Model R54
9672 Model RB4         9672 Model R64
9672 Model RB4         9672 Model R74
9672 Model RB4         9672 Model R84
9672 Model RB4         9672 Model R94
9672 Model RB4         9672 Model RX4
 

The following Model RC4 Upgrades are offered:

 
Vertical upgrades: FROM TO --------------- -------------- 9672 Model RC4 9672 Model R34 9672 Model RC4 9672 Model R44 9672 Model RC4 9672 Model R54 9672 Model RC4 9672 Model R64 9672 Model RC4 9672 Model R74 9672 Model RC4 9672 Model R84 9672 Model RC4 9672 Model R94 9672 Model RC4 9672 Model RX4  

Note: When vertical upgrades are processed, CFSYSTEM will generate a feature exchange to remove the 'from' PU Card feature code and add the 'to' PU Card feature code.

The following Model R14 Upgrades are offered:

Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model R14         9672 Model R24
9672 Model R14         9672 Model R34
9672 Model R14         9672 Model R44
9672 Model R14         9672 Model R54
9672 Model R14         9672 Model R64
9672 Model R14         9672 Model R74
9672 Model R14         9672 Model R84
9672 Model R14         9672 Model R94
9672 Model R14         9672 Model RX4
 

Note: When vertical upgrades are processed, CFSYSTEM will generate a feature exchange to remove the 'from' PU Card feature code and add the 'to' PU Card feature code.

The following Model R24 Upgrades are offered:

Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model R24         9672 Model R34
9672 Model R24         9672 Model R44
9672 Model R24         9672 Model R54
9672 Model R24         9672 Model R64
9672 Model R24         9672 Model R74
9672 Model R24         9672 Model R84
9672 Model R24         9672 Model R94
9672 Model R24         9672 Model RX4
 

Note: When vertical upgrades are processed, CFSYSTEM will generate a feature exchange to remove the 'from' PU Card feature code and add the 'to' PU Card feature code.

The following Model R34 Upgrades are offered:

Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model R34         9672 Model R44
9672 Model R34         9672 Model R54
9672 Model R34         9672 Model R64
9672 Model R34         9672 Model R74
9672 Model R34         9672 Model R84
9672 Model R34         9672 Model R94
9672 Model R34         9672 Model RX4
 

Note: When vertical upgrades are processed, CFSYSTEM will generate a feature exchange to remove the 'from' PU Card feature code and add the 'to' PU Card feature code.

The following Model R44 Upgrades are offered:

Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model R44         9672 Model R54
9672 Model R44         9672 Model R64
9672 Model R44         9672 Model R74
9672 Model R44         9672 Model R84
9672 Model R44         9672 Model R94
9672 Model R44         9672 Model RX4
 

Note: When vertical upgrades are processed, CFSYSTEM will generate a feature exchange to remove the 'from' PU Card feature code and add the 'to' PU Card feature code.

The following Model R54 Upgrades are offered:

Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model R54         9672 Model R64
9672 Model R54         9672 Model R74
9672 Model R54         9672 Model R84
9672 Model R54         9672 Model R94
9672 Model R54         9672 Model RX4
 

Note: When vertical upgrades are processed, CFSYSTEM will generate a feature exchange to remove the 'from' PU Card feature code and add the 'to' PU Card feature code.

The following Model R64 Upgrades are offered:

Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model R64         9672 Model R74
9672 Model R64         9672 Model R84
9672 Model R64         9672 Model R94
9672 Model R64         9672 Model RX4
 

Note: When vertical upgrades are processed, CFSYSTEM will generate a feature exchange to remove the 'from' PU Card feature code and add the 'to' PU Card feature code.

The following Model R74 Upgrades are offered:

Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model R74         9672 Model R84
9672 Model R74         9672 Model R94
9672 Model R74         9672 Model RX4
 

Note: When vertical upgrades are processed, CFSYSTEM will generate a feature exchange to remove the 'from' PU Card feature code and add the 'to' PU Card feature code.

The following Model R84 Upgrades are offered:

Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model R84         9672 Model R94
9672 Model R84         9672 Model RX4
 

Note: When vertical upgrades are processed, CFSYSTEM will generate a feature exchange to remove the 'from' PU Card feature code and add the 'to' PU Card feature code.

The following Model R94 Upgrades are offered:

Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
---------------        --------------
9672 Model R94         9672 Model RX4
 

Note: When vertical upgrades are processed, CFSYSTEM will generate a feature exchange to remove the 'from' PU Card feature code and add the 'to' PU Card feature code.

The following Model RY4 Upgrades are offered:

Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
--------------             ----
9672 Model RY4             None
 

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

       Model Conversion                 Model Conversion
             From                              To
       Type       Model                 Type       Model
       ----       -----                 ----       -----
                            NOTE:
       9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R15
       9672        RA4       (+)        9672        RB5
       9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R25
       9672        RA4       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        RA4       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        RA4       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R14       (+)        9672        RB5
       9672        R14       (+)        9672        R25
       9672        R14       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        R14       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        R14       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R14       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R14       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R14       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R14       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R14       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R14       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R14       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R25
       9672        RB4       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        RB4       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        RB4       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R24       (+)        9672        R25
       9672        R24       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        R24       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        R24       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R24       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R24       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R24       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R24       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R24       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R24       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R24       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        RC4       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        RC4       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        RC4       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        RC4       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        RC4       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        RC4       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        RC4       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        RC4       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        RC4       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R34       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        R34       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R34       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R34       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R34       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R34       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R34       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R34       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R34       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R44       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R44       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R44       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R44       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R44       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R44       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R44       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R44       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R54       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R54       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R54       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R54       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R54       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R54       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R54       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R64       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R64       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R64       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R64       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R64       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R64       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R74       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R74       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R74       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R74       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R74       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R84       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R84       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R84       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R84       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R94       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R94       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R94       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        RX4       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        RX4       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        RY4       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        RY4       (+)        9672        RY5
 

Hardware prices for the upgrades are available upon request from your IBM representative.

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

Upgrades from 9672 G3 server models to 9672 G5 server models with high bandwidth capability for Linux solutions:

The following upgrades require a minimum of one feature #0995 (IBM S/390 Integrated Facility for Linux); one of the following OSA-Express features may be optionally ordered: #2350, #2351, #2340.

 
Model Conversion From To Description Type Modl. Type Modl. ---- ---- ---- ---- -------------------- 9672 R24 9672 RA6 (+) Two-way to One-way 9672 RC4 9672 T16 (+) Three-way to One-way 9672 R34 9672 T16 (+) Three-way to One-way 9672 R44 9672 Y16 (+) Four-way to One-way 9672 R54 9672 T26 (+) Five-way to Two-way 9672 R64 9672 T26 (+) Six-way to Two-way 9672 R74 9672 Y26 (+) Seven-way to Two-way 9672 R84 9672 Y26 (+) Eight-way to Two-way 9672 R94 9672 R36 (+) Nine-way to Three-way 9672 RX4 9672 R36 (+) Ten-way to Three-way 9672 RY4 9672 Y36 (+) Ten-way to Three-way  

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

Upgrades from 9672 G3 server models to 9672 G5 server models with high bandwidth capability for Linux solutions:

##The following upgrades require a special bid contract prior to ordering.

The following upgrades require a minimum of one feature #0995 (IBM S/390 Integrated Facility for Linux); one of the following OSA-Express features may be optionally ordered: #2350, #2351, #2340).

 
Model Conversion From To Description Type Modl. Type Modl. ---- ---- ---- ---- ------------- 9672 R34 9672 Y16 (##) (+) Three-way to One-way 9672 R44 9672 T26 (##) (+) Four-way to Two-way 9672 R64 9672 Y26 (##) (+) Six-way to Two-way 9672 R84 9672 R36 (##) (+) Eight-way to Three-way 9672 RX4 9672 Y36 (##) (+) Ten-way to Three-way 9672 RY4 9672 R36 (##) (+) Ten-way to Three-way  

(+) Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.
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Technical Description
TOC Link Physical Specifications TOC Link Operating Environment TOC Link Limitations
TOC Link Hardware Requirements TOC Link Software Requirements


Physical Specifications

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 one to three frames.

 
New Build New Build Minimum Maximum 1 Frame System 2 Frame System  
Power Requirements 50/60 Hz, KVA 0.6 5.0 Heat Output KBTU/hr. 2.0 17.1 Air Flow (CFM) 290 1400 Air Flow m*3/min 7.1 38.6 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 612 938 - Lbs 1346 2057  

Operating Environment

Programming Compatibility

This product utilizes only existing attachment interfaces.

This information applies to System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 models running in basic mode and to operation in a logical partition.

Any program written for ESA/390 (TM) architecture, or written to an optional ESA/390 architectural facility (ES Connection, Multisystems) when installed in ESA/370 mode, will run on a machine executing according to the ESA/390 architecture, 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 in the appropriate "Principles of Operation" manual as being unpredictable or model dependent.

  • In ESA/370 mode, recognizes the presence of interception format 2 using instruction parameter fields B and C on interception of the SIE instruction. See "IBM System/370 (TM) Extended Architecture Interpretive Execution" (SA22-7095) for additional information.

Any program written for 370/XA mode operates in ESA/390 mode, any problem-state program written for System/370 operates in ESA/390 mode, and any problem-state program written for System/360 (TM) operates in ESA/390 mode, provided that 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" (SA22-7200) and "IBM System/370 Principles of Operation" (GA22-7000).

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.

The CEC serial number (CPU identification number) is a portion of the information stored by the STORE CPU ID (STIDP) instruction. When an installed CMOS processor is upgraded to one of the 9672 R4 models, the CEC serial number stored by STIDP on the upgraded processor will be the same as it was prior to the upgrade.

For more information, see the "IBM Processor Resource/Systems Manager Planning Guide" (GA38-7236).

Programming Support

The control program you use depends on the mode in which the processor complex is operating. For example, a 9672 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

Standard Hardware Functions and Capabilities:

  • LPAR Support for greater than 2GB Central Storage

  • S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2

  • CP & SAP Sparing

  • Partial Memory Restart

  • Dynamic Memory Array

  • Enhanced Error Correction Code (ECC) on memory arrays

  • Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF)

  • Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC)

  • Enhanced concurrent microcode patch capability for CP, SAP, PR/SM LPAR and ICMF

  • Hardware-Assisted Data Compression

  • Logical String Assist

  • TCP/IP Check Sum Assist

  • Asynchronous Pageout Facility

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

  • Subspace Group Facility

  • 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, OSA-2 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 feed capability

  • 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 facility sender channels and Open Systems Adapters across PR/SM partitions.
    • Automatic Reconfiguration Facility (ARF)
    • Enhanced Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration
    • CPU Resource Capping
    • LPAR time management reporting
    • LPAR alternate wait management
    • Support from greater than 2GB central storage

Hardware Management Console:

The Hardware Management Console provides a single point of control and single system image for managing local or remote hardware elements such as 9672, 2003 and 9221-211 based systems. The Hardware Management Console employs a state of the art direct-manipulation object-oriented graphical user interface supporting exception based real-time system status reporting via ICONs and colors, consolidated hardware messages, consolidated operating system messages, and consolidated service support (including modems and phone lines), and, of course, full operation of the managed systems.

The Hardware Management Console (HMC) (#0021) ordered with a new S/390 G3 Server or Coupling Facility (9674-C04) is downward compatible with all other HMCs attached to the LAN to E0X, P0X, R1, R2, R3, C01, C02, or C03 models. To allow existing HMCs to be upward compatible they MUST ensure that feature code 0021 is ordered against the E0X, P0X, R1, R2, R3, C01, C02 or C03 Model where the HMC being upgraded was originally ordered. When upgrading an E0X, P0X, R1, R2, R3, C01, C02, or C03 model to a new S/390 G3 or Coupling Facility, all HMCs originally ordered with the E0X, P0X, R1, R2, R3, C01, C02, or C03 model with be upgraded to the latest level. Other HMCs on the same LAN but not ordered on the model being upgraded, will NOT be upgraded and will not support the new S/390 G3 Server or Coupling Facility. You can upgrade these HMCs with an MES against the E0X, P0X, R1, R2, R3, C01, C02, or C03 model where each HMC was originally ordered.

Support Element:

The 9672 and 9674 contains an internal Support Element (SE) which provides distributed hardware operations and management. The SE controls and monitors the operation of the 9672/74 and sends status, hardware messages, and operating system (console integration) messages to the Hardware Management Console(s) for consolidation and exception processing.

Remote Operations:

The 9672 hardware systems management products support remote operations in a variety of ways over a variety of communications connections. In each case, the objective is to enable a human or programmed operator to monitor or control a remote system in essentially the same manner as if the operator were at the same site as the remote system. Remote operations include:

  • Hardware Management Console Operation of S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers 9672 R4

    The Hardware Management Console can manage 9672 R4 systems using either a SNA protocol flowing over a Token-Ring LAN or using TCP/IP protocol flowing over either a Token-Ring LAN or over an Ethernet LAN. The systems connected by these LANs may be distributed over any geographic extent supported by interconnected LANs. This provides ideal support for consolidating the operation of remote data centers using existing customer networks.

  • Remote manual operation of a Hardware Management Console

    The Hardware Management Console may be remotely operated over SDLC, ISDN, Ethernet or Token-Ring connections using either SNA or TCP/IP protocols, by utilizing the target portion of the integrated Distributed Console Access Facility (DCAF) product. To use this, a personal computer is required with OS/2, Communication Manager/2 (CM/2) or TCP/IP support, and the controller portion of the DCAF product.

  • Remote operation of the 9672 R4 Servers from other platforms

    The facilities and APIs of the Hardware Management Console are available to other management applications by means of the TCP/IP SNMP protocol. This supports TCP/IP based remote management applications which may be provided by IBM, other software vendors, or the enterprise. The Support Element also provides a SNA based interface supporting SNA based management applications such as IBM NetView and IBM TSCF.

RETAIN support of Hardware Management Console-attached processors will be via SDLC links on the Hardware Management Console to an IBM RETAIN system.

HWMCA Programming Interfaces:

In addition to providing an end-user with the ability to view and manipulate managed objects, the Hardware Management Console also provides application programming interfaces (APIs). The Application Programming Interfaces are:

  1. User interface transitioning APIs
  2. Management APIs

The user interface transitioning API provides a local application with the ability to transfer into the Hardware Management Console user interface in context. This will be exploited by IBM's ESCON manager Release 3 product. The management APIs contain the ability to get/set a Hardware Management Console managed object's attributes, issue commands to be performed on a managed object from a local or remote application, and receive asynchronous event notifications. The management APIs provide a mechanism to IBM, independent system management vendors, and an enterprise, to integrate with the HWMCA.

Two 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 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 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 OS/390 or 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 OS/390 or 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 OS/390 or 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 OS/390 or 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 OS/390 or MVS can coexist on the same CPC with:

      • Coupling facility logical partitions that use Coupling Link hardware
      • Logical partitions running OS/390 or MVS that use Coupling Link hardware
      • Logical partitions running non-coupled workloads

Online Information

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.

Software Requirements

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

  • OS/390 and MVS

    Note: Use IBM Service Link or contact your IBM representative to obtain a current copy of the Preventive Service Planning (PSP) Bucket (UPGRADE: 9672DEVICE, SUBSET: 9672MVS/ESA). This contains specific MVS/ESA software planning information; for example, Authorized Program Analysis Reports (APARs) and Program Temporary Fixes (PTFs) required for each of the following levels of support.

    • OS/390 Release 2
    • OS/390 Release 1
    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 5 Release 2 and subsequent releases
    • 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.

    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 4 Release 3

      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.

      Also provides support for ESCON Multiple Image Facility (LPAR Mode), Hardware-Assisted Data Compression, and Asynchronous Data Mover Facility.

    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 4 Release 2 and subsequent releases

      Provides support for 2GB central storage.

      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

      Provides support for 2GB central storage.

    • ICSF/MVS 2.1

      ICSF/MVS 2.1 will be available at no charge in 2Q97 to support the Cryptographic Coprocessor function on the new 9672 R4 processors.

  • VM

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

    • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2
    • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1

      Note: VM/ESA Version 2 Releases 1 and 2 adds a Data Compression API which allows products to exploit the Hardware-Assisted Data Compression function.

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

      The following VM release is supported in 370-mode LPAR or in a 370-mode guest of the VM/ESA releases above:

    • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 1.5 - 370

  • VSE

    The following VSE versions will support the S/390 G3 Enterprise Server models in Basic mode, in PR/SM LPAR mode or as a guest of VM/ESA:

    • VSE/ESA (TM) Version 2

      IBM introduces the VSE/ESA Turbo Dispatcher with this 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 (TM) 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 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. TPF supports up to 8 CPs per TPF image; models R94 and RX4 are supported in I/O Intensive mode only.

      For the S/390 Open Systems Adapter Feature, refer to "Planning for the S/390 Open Systems Adapter" (GC23-3870) for software requirements for OSA-2 and for the S/390 Open Systems Adapter Support Facility.

Cryptographic Coprocessor Feature:

There is a required maintenance level for VM/ESA to IPL on processors with the Cryptographic Coprocessor feature. The Cryptographic Coprocessor is standard on the S/390 Generation 4 Parallel Enterprise Servers, S/390 Generation 3 Parallel Enterprise Servers manufactured after June, 1997 and optional on all Multiprise 2000 Servers.

Note: Existing VM/ESA systems must be upgraded to the required RSU level PRIOR to the installation of the S/390 server with the Cryptographic Coprocessor feature. Each release that requires a service upgrade tape (RSU) to IPL has the required RSU level identified below:

  • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2 with RSU 9707
  • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1 with RSU 9704
  • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2 with RSU 9702

After November 28, 1997, the VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2.0 DDR tapes will contain the correct service. Until DDR tapes with the correct service are available, to install a new license of VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2.0 on a new S/390 processor with the Cryptographic Feature the following procedure must be followed:

  1. When the processor is installed, activate it with an LPAR mode IOCDS with a partition configured without the Cryptographic Facility.

  2. Install VM and build the VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2.0 system with RSU 9707 or higher.

  3. Reconfigure the processor to the desired configuration.

  4. IPL the VM/ESA system built in step 2.

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Publications

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

  • GA22-7150 System Overview
  • GC22-7102 Installation Manual--Physical Planning
  • GA38-7236 PR/SM Planning Guide

The following publications are available.

  • GC38-3103 Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook (R4 models)
  • GC38-3106 Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook (C04 model)

The following publications are shipped with the product.

  • GA38-7236 PR/SM Planning Guide
  • GC38-0401 IOCP User's Guide
  • GC38-0452 Managing Your Processors
  • GC38-0457 Hardware Management Console Guide
  • GC38-3108 Operations Guide
  • GC38-0456 Standalone IOCP User's Guide
  • GC38-3103 Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook (R4 models)
  • GC38-3106 Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook (C04 models)
  • SC28-8141 HWMCA Programming Interfaces
  • SY22-9862 Problem Analysis (PA) Guide
  • SK2T-1196 Learning About the Hardware Management Console

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
TOC Link No Charge Specify Codes TOC Link Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable TOC Link 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*4 Models upgraded from an R*1, R*2, R*3, E01, or P01 Models. One is required for each Expansion Cage (#1000). These features cannot 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, R*2, R*3, E01, or P01 models. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One. Field Installation: No.

(#0012) AirFlow Card

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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: 16 per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#0018) Channel Driver Card

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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

(#0028) Channel Driver Card

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

The ESCON, parallel and OSA-2 require channel driver cards to be plugged. Each channel driver card supports parallel, ESCON or OSA-2 cards. This channel driver card is required when R1 level hardware is upgrading to an R4. It is a replacement for FC #0017 and is used on the R1 hardware attached to the R4.

Will be added to all orders by the Configurator. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 2 per expansion cage FC#1000 installed. Field Installation: Yes.

(#0050) CEC Cage

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Feature that determines CEC Cage. The CEC contains all of the elements of a processing system, Memory, Processing Unit, and 5 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.

(#0055) CEC Cage

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Feature that determines CEC cage. The CEC contains all of the elements of a processing system, Memory, Processing Unit, and 5 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.

(#0800) Crypto Hardware

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

This Crypto hardware feature is required when the Cryptographic Coprocessor Feature will be ordered. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: #0804, #0805, #0806, #0807, #0809 or #0810. Maximum: 2 per expansion cage Field Installation: Yes.

For a description of the corequisite features listed above, see the section on Cryptographic Coprocessors in the section labeled "Special Features--Chargeable."

Note: This feature is mutually exclusive with No Crypto (#0808).

(#0808) No Crypto

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

The No Crypto feature is required when the Cryptographic Coprocessor Feature will not be ordered. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: None. Field Installation: No.

Note: This feature is mutually exclusive with Crypto Hardware (#0800).

(#2337) FIBB Card Single-Wide

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

FIBBs (Fast Internal Bus Buffer) are the channel cards that are used to connect and communicate with the processor card. The STI cable is connected to a FIBB card in the cage and drives all the cards in the I/O domains. 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: 0050 and/or 2020. Maximum: 9 per system (1 per CEC or FC #1000 expansion cage or 3 per FC #2020 expansion cage). Field Installation: Yes.

(#9930) Northern Hemisphere

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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 3.5 to 20 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 Kit

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of February 5, 2000)

This feature is a CE tool that is used to remove the PU modules. It is a selectable feature, with a default of YES in the configurator. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

(#9970) Parallel Sysplex Services

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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. For a further description of this feature, see the SERVICES section of this sales manual.

Added by the configurator if the server is the first in the establishment. This is a selectable feature with a default of YES in the configurator Because it is a selectable feature, this default can be changed. Avail able 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)

The S/390 Customized Solutions feature is required to indicate that hardware and/or software customized services have been requested on the ordered 9672 processor and will be performed by S/390 Customized Solutions at the factory prior to delivery.

S/390 Customized Solutions is an IBM fee-based, factory service that loads, configures, customizes and tests system and application software for all 9672 processors for immediate use upon installation. For additional information regarding IBM S/390 Customized Solutions, contact your IBM Marketing representative or the IBM Information Center at 1-800-742-9235, or refer to Announcement #394-199, dated September 13, 1994.

Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable

Hardware Management Console (HMC)

The Hardware Management Console provides a single point of control and single system image for managing local or remote hardware elements such as 9672, 9674 and 2003 systems. The Hardware Management Console employs a state of the art direct-manipulation object-oriented graphical user interface supporting exception based real-time system status reporting via ICONs and colors, consolidated hardware messages, consolidated operating system messages, and consolidated service support (including modems and phone lines) and, of course, full operation of the managed systems.

  • HMC Console with RSF (#0021)
  • Small Console Display (#6090)
  • Large Console Display (#6091)

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

Note: Any system requiring to communicate with an R4 Model, 9674 C04 Model or M/T 2003 must be at the FC 0021 level hardware.

Note: A Maximum of four consoles can be supported and the quantities of #609X must equal the quantities of feature #0021 or #0015 plus #0021.

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, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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. AID (CFSYSTEM) will 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).

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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 August 31, 2001)

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 August 31, 2001)

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 August 31, 2001)

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.

(#0034) Ethernet (PCMCIA) Feature for 9672/74 Support Element

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

This feature is a PCMCIA adapter that may be installed in the Support Element of the 9672 Server or the 9674 Coupling Facility to enable 10 Mb/sec connection to existing site Ethernet LANs. Minimum - 0; Maximum - 1 per Support Element.

(#0047) - DVD Driver

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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

(#0961, #0962) Internal Coupling Facility

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of February 5, 2000)

Up to two of the optional Internal Coupling Facility features can be installed by using available PUs for Coupling Facilities. Quantity of ICFs installed are model dependent: for example, the RY4 and RX4 models cannot have an ICF installed, and model R94 can have one ICF. Features can be installed on models RA4, R14, RB4, R24, RC4, R34, R44, R54, R64, R74, R84, R94. Minimum - 9; Maximum - 2.

(#0963, #0964) Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) Capability

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

The optional Integrated Coupling Facility has been previously offered either as one or two ICF features, which allows up to two Processing Units (PU) to be configured to function as a Coupling Facility running Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC). This ICF concept has been extended to allow up to four features on the G3 and G4. The purpose of the optional ICF features is to provide the customer with additional flexibility in configuring a Parallel Sysplex while reducing the cost in establishing and running a coupling facility on a G3 or G4. A PU configured as an ICF can run only Coupling Facility Control Code (no customer software can run on the ICF engines) and therefore does not incur any software licensing costs. The optional ICF features can be used in a production Coupling Facility (using Coupling Links) or Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF) CFs.

The optional ICFs, running CFCC, can be used in Coupling Facility logical partitions only. The Coupling Facility LPAR configurations can include up to four CF partitions, one or two ICMF partitions or a mix of the two (up to a maximum of four partitions). The ICFs can be assigned to a single CF partition or spread across up to four CF partitions. An ICF feature is used only when IML'd in PR/SM (TM) LPAR mode and is allocated after SAPs and general CPs are assigned. The customer, when purchasing ICF features, will reduce the number of spare CPs. Once installed, the ICFs will no longer be available for use as spare CPs. The optional ICFs also work in conjunction with the new Dynamic ICF Expansion feature.

The Integrated Coupling Facility features may lower the cost of a Parallel Sysplex system by eliminating software fees for PUs being used in the Coupling Facility. Since the ICF partitions are isolated by Licensed Internal Code (LIC) from OS/390 logical partitions, ICF use will not affect MSU pricing.

Features can be installed on models RA4, R14, RB4, R24, RC4, R34, R44, R54, R64, and R74. Feature 0964 not available on model R74.

(#6301, #6302) Power Sequence Control

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Power Sequence Control (#6301 and #6302) provides power sequencing for attachment of up to 32 I/O controllers per frame. Feature #6301 and #6302 are mutually exclusive in a frame (unless a "Z" frame on 9672 G3 models is part of the configuration). Feature #6301 provides a Power Sequence Control (PSC) box which provides 16 I/O controller attachments. Feature #6302 provides two PSC boxes which provides 32 I/O controller attachments. An upgrade from #6301 to #6302 is available and only the delta parts are shipped. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: Three of either feature (#6301 or #6302) on servers that have three #2020 expansion units; otherwise the maximum is two of either feature. Note: Features #6301 or #6302 is only available on G4 or 2003 models with either feature #2210 (Internal Battery Feature) or feature #1600 (DASD) installed.

(#0511) PU (Processor Unit) Card

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of February 5, 2000)

The 9672 RA4 model has a 1-way PU card (#0511). Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

This feature provides the attachment of a Sysplex Timer (R) to set the Time-Of-Day (TOD) clocks in a multiprocessor environment and maintain synchronization. The ETR Master Card has one fiber optic port and one electrical port when used with the ETR External Cable (#6153). Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 6153. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This feature is mutually exclusive with ETR Dual Port Card (#6152).

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

This feature provides the attachment of a Sysplex Timer to set the Time-Of-Day clocks in a multiprocessor environment and maintain synchronization. The Sysplex Timer attachment has two fiber optic ports allowing two sysplex timers to be attached, providing high availability. This provides redundant connectivity to the Sysplex Timer expanded availability configuration. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This feature is mutually exclusive with ETR Master Card (#6150).

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

The ETR External Cable can be used to connect pairs of 9672 models to enable the sharing of sysplex timer ports. ETR Master Card feature (#6150) must be ordered concurrently with this feature. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 6150. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.

Processor Storage Features

(#3128) (QTY 1) Storage, 128 MB

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Minimum 128-MB Storage on the CEC. Cannot be ordered with #3256, #3512, #3024, #3536 or #3048. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One Mandatory. Field Installation: No, Initial Order ONLY.

Note: This Feature is mutually exclusive with #3256, #3512, #3024, #3536 or #3048.

(#3256) (QTY 1) Storage, 256 MB

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Provides 256 MB of System Storage. Cannot be ordered with #3128, #3512, #3024, #3536 or #3048. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One Mandatory. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This Feature is mutually exclusive with #3128, #3512, #3024, #3536 or #3048.

(#3512) (QTY 1) Storage, 512 MB

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Provides 512 MB of System Storage. Cannot be ordered with #3128, #3256, #3024, #3536, #3048. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One Mandatory. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This Feature is mutually exclusive with #3128, #3256, #3024, #3536 or #3048.

(#3024) (QTY 1) Storage, 1024MB

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Provides 1024 MB of System Storage. Cannot be ordered with #3128, #3256, #3512, #3536 or #3048. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One Mandatory. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This Feature is mutually exclusive with #3128, #3256, #3512, #3536 or #3048.

(#3536) (QTY 1) Storage, 1536MB

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Provides 1536MB of System Storage. Cannot be ordered with #3128, #3256, #3512, #3024, or #3048. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One Mandatory. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This Feature is mutually exclusive with #3128, #3256, #3512, #3024 or #3048.

(#3048) (QTY 1) Storage, 2048MB

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Provides 2048MB of System Storage. Cannot be ordered with #3128, #3256, #3512, #3024, or #3536. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One Mandatory. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This Feature is mutually exclusive with #3128, #3256, #3512, #3024 or #3536.

(#5512) (QTY 1) Storage, 512MB

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Provides 512 MB of System Storage. Cannot be ordered with #5024, #5536, #5048. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One Mandatory. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This Feature is mutually exclusive with #5024, #5536 or #5048.

(#5024) (QTY 1) Storage, 1024MB

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Provides 1024 MB of System Storage. Cannot be ordered with #5512, #5536 or #5048. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One Mandatory. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This Feature is mutually exclusive with #5512, #5536 or #5048.

(#5536) (QTY 1) Storage, 1536MB

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Provides 1536MB of System Storage. Cannot be ordered with #5512, #5024, or #5048. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: Quantity of 4 Required. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This Feature is mutually exclusive with #5512, #5024 or #5048.

(#5048) (QTY 1) Storage, 2048MB

Provides 2048MB of System Storage. Cannot be ordered with #5512, #5024, or #5536. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: Quantity of 4 Required. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This Feature is mutually exclusive with #5512, #5024 or #5536.

Channel Features

(#2303) Parallel Channel Card

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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: None. Minimum: 0. Maximum: 32 per system. Field Installation: Yes.

(#2313) ESCON Channel Card

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Provides an additional four ESCON channel ports. Available on Initial Order or MES. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: #0018. Minimum: 0. Maximum: 64 per system (see note below). Field Installation: Yes.

Note: S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 must be removed to attain total maximum channel configurations.

(#6103) Parallel Channel Card

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of February 5, 2000)

Provides an additional three Parallel channels.

Note: Only orderable if R*4 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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Provides an additional three ESCON channels.

Note: Only orderable if R*4 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*4 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*4 and must be installed in the Expansion cage (#1000). This is a VALID FEATURE on the R*4 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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of February 5, 2000)

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: 8 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: 16. Field Installation: Yes.

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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: 16. Field Installation: Yes.

Cryptographic Coprocessor

Cryptographic Coprocessor is a data security feature being offered on the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 processors. There are three levels of security which conform to export requirements. The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) feature is a workstation which provides secure Master Key access. This feature is not offered on the C04 models Coupling Facility.

 
Feature Feature Code DES with PKA 0804 DES with PKA & TKE 0805 TKE Hardware (for Token Ring) 0806 TKE Hardware (for Ethernet) 0809 TKE Hardware (for WAC) 0810 Smart Card Reader 0807  
Prerequisite: 0800. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 1. 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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

This feature allows for the plugging of the following:

  • Up to 88 ESCON Channels
  • Up to 66 Parallel Channels
  • Up to 16 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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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

Note: NOT ORDERABLE on R*4 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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

This feature is only available to be ordered when a 9672 R4 model has been upgraded from 9672 R1, E or P models, and is only compatible with I/O Expansion Cage (#1000). The battery backup feature uses internal batteries to provide power during a Power Line Disturbance (PLD). The batteries will provide up to 3.5 minutes for the I/O expansion cage. Customers requiring total server battery backup support must order Local Uninterruptible Po wer Supply, Machine Type 9910.

Note: This is a VALID FEATURE on the R4 models but is NOT ORDERABLE.

Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: One per FC #1000. Field Installation: Yes.

Note: This feature is mandatory for upgrades to G3, if feature code #1000 has been carried over on the upgrade. Customers may remove feature code #1000 via RPQ.

(#2210) Internal Battery Feature

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

The Internal Battery Feature (IBF) provides the function of a local Uninterruptible Power source. It has continuous self-testing capability for battery backup which has been fully integrated into the diagnostics, including Remote Service Facility (RSF) support. The IBF enables between 3.5 to 20 minutes of full power hold-up for the 9672 Parallel Enterprise Server and up to one hour for the 9674 Coupling Facility in power save mode. On single frame configurations, the IBF (#2210) and Power Sequence Control (#6201 and #6202) are mutually exclusive until 1Q97. Customers who require both functions prior to 1Q97 should consult their IBM Marketing Representative. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Maximum: 1. Field Installation: Yes.

(#3010) Additional Frame

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

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 #61 02) per frame. Note: Available on R4 Models which previously upgraded from R*1, R*2, R*3, E01, or P01 Models, however, not orderable on R4 models.

(#6201, #6202) Power Sequence Control

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

Provides power sequencing for attachment of up to 32 I/O controllers. Feature #6201 and #6202 are mutually exclusive in an expansion unit. 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: 2020. Maximum: One of either feature (#6201 or #6202) per expansion unit.

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

(#5201) OSA 2 Token Ring Feature

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of May 7, 2001)

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of May 7, 2001)

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: 12 with any mix. Field Installation: Yes.

(#5204) 155 ATM OSA-2 Multimode Feature

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of May 7, 2001)

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 Setup: No. Limitations: None. Field Installable: Yes. Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of May 7, 2001)

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 Setup: No. Limitations: None. Field Installable: Yes. Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

(#5208) Fast Ethernet OSA-2 Feature

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of August 31, 2001)

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of May 7, 2001)

Provides one Fast Ethernet OSA-2 Feature card with one port. The media speed for the feature can be either 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps.

Maximum Number of OSA-2 Features of any type: 12. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: None. Customer Setup: 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" (GC22-7102).

78D-pin Parallel Jumper Cables

A 7 or 10 foot 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 7 or 10 foot 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. 7 or 10 foot 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" (GC22-7102).

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" (GC22-7102).

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 Fiber Transport Services (FTS):

IBM's Availability Services FTS-III Direct Attach fiber optic trunk offering is available for the 9672 and Coupling Facility models.

FTS-III Direct Attach fiber optic trunk cables support ESCON (R), Parallel Sysplex and S/390 Open Systems Adapter (OSA) fiber optic link connections. Direct Attach trunk cables for ESCON (R) channels allow trunk cable connections directly from a S/390 9672 processor into a main patch panel or directly from the processor into the 9032 ESCON Director Models 002 and 003. Direct Attach trunk cables for Parallel Sysplex coupling links allow trunk cable connections directly from a S/390 Coupling Facility 9674 into a main patch panel or directly from the Coupling Facility into the 9672 processor coupling ports. Direct Attach trunk cables for the 9672 OSA-2 fiber optic links allow trunk cable connections directly from the 9672 to a patch panel box located in the customer's LAN wiring closet.

The trunk cable connectors plug into patch panel boxes and Direct Attach harnesses and are easily connected/disconnected from both. The Direct Attach harnesses connect the trunk cables to ESCON channels, coupling ports, and OSA fiber ports in the 9672 processors, ESCON ports in the 9032 ESCON Directors, and Coupling Facility ports in the 9674.

Customers will appreciate the ability to more easily move processors and Coupling Facilities around in their data centers, providing greater raised floor space flexibility. If a 9672 processor or Coupling Facility 9674 has to be moved, the trunk cables are quickly disconnected from the Direct Attach harnesses which remain plugged into the machine ports. Once the machine and the trunk cables are relocated, the trunk cables are brought back into the machine and reconnected to the Direct Attach harnesses. One trunk cable connector is equivalent to plugging six ESCON or Coupling Facility jumper cables. Direct Attach trunk cables and harnesses enhance the ability to move 9672 servers and coupling facility 9674s in a data center by greatly reducing the scheduled downtime and plugging errors associated with such moves.

FTS-III Direct Attach fiber trunk cables and harnesses enable the customer to have a highly organized, protected (eliminates the need for a fiber conveyance system), and easily movable fiber connectivity solution. By providing this trunk cable attachment support, the customer can use the trunk cables interchangeably upon the installation of new S/390 processor and Coupling Facility models.

FTS-III Direct Attach fiber trunk cables and harnesses are being marketed for the 9672 models and the S/390 Coupling Facility 9674 Model C04. They are obtained through Availability Services, FTS and are sold under an IBM Availability Services contract which includes planning, installation, and maintenance.

The configurator for the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 models and the S/390 Coupling Facility 9674 Model C04 will be updated to include the FTS Direct Attach trunking interest screen. The screen can be viewed by customers eligible to use IBMLink (TM). By answering YES to the FTS screen, a services opportunity will be entered and tracked in OMSYS. An Availability Services Connectivity Specialist will be notified to contact the individual's name entered on the screen. The Availability Services representative will review the customer's connectivity requirements and propose a solution.

Information about the Direct Attach trunk cables can be found in the following publications which are available through IBM publications (PUBORDER).

  • Fiber Transport Services, Building a Foundation for ESCON Flexibility (G544-6253)
  • IBM Fiber Transport Services (FTS) Direct Attach Physical and Configuration Planning (GA22-7234)
  • Installation Instructions for Fiber Transport Services (FTS) Direct Attach Trunking Systems in 9672 Processors and 9674 Coupling Facilities (SA22-7229)

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 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 1-800-426-4955 or 8-293-3551 (IBM dial network).

Feature Exchanges

When upgrading to an 9672 R4 model, the following feature codes are converted:

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

FROM      TO
FEATURE   FEATURE
NUMBER    NUMBER     DESCRIPTION
-------   -------    ------------
 0009      0021      HMC Console w/RSF
 0010      1000      CEC Cage to Exp. Cage
 0017      0028      CHA to CHA
 0019      0018      CHA to CHA
 0020      0050      CEC Cage to CEC Cage
 0030      0050      CEC Cage to CEC Cage
 2317      2337      IBB Card to FIBB Card
 2327      2337      IBB Card to FIBB Card
 0502      0901      Two-way to One-way
 0514      0916      Three-way to One-way
 0503      0916      Three-way to One-way
 0504      0921      Four-way to One-way
 0505      0917      Five-way to Two-way
 0506      0917      Six-way to Two-way
 0507      0922      Seven-way to Two-way
 0508      0922      Eight-way to Two-way
 0509      0905      Nine-way to Three-way
 0510      0905      Ten-way to Three-way
 0515      0923      Ten-way to Three-way
 0712      0901      Two-way to One-way
 0702      0916      Two-way to One-way
 0713      0921      Three-way to One-way
 0703      0921      Three-way to One-way
 0704      0917      Four-way to Two-way
 0705      0922      Five-way to Two-way
 0706      0922      Six-way to Two-way
 0707      0905      Seven-way to Three-way
 0708      0905      Eight-way to Three-way
 0709      0923      Nine-way to Three-way
 0710      0923      Ten-way to Three-way
 0714      0907      Ten-way to Four-way
 0503      0921      Three-way to One-way
 0504      0917      Four-way to Two-way
 0506      0922      Six-way to Two-way
 0508      0905      Eight-way to Three-way
 0510      0923      Ten-way to Three-way
 0515      0905      Ten-way to Three-way
 0703      0917      Three-way to Two-way
 0705      0922      Five-way to Two-way
 0706      0905      Six-way to Three-way
 0708      0923      Eight-way to Three-way
 0710      0907      Ten-way to Four-way
 0714      0909      Ten-way to Five-way
 

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 3.5 to 20 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.

Supplemental Media

None.

Trademarks

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