Family 9672+05 IBM System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 4

IBM United States Sales Manual
Revised:  June 20, 2006.

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Product Life Cycle Dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
9672-RA5 1997/06/091997/06/30 2002/04/302007/12/31
9672-RB5 1997/06/091997/06/30 2002/04/302007/12/31
9672-RC5 1997/06/091997/06/30 2002/04/302007/12/31
9672-RX5 1997/06/091997/06/30 2002/04/302007/12/31
9672-RX5 1997/06/091997/06/30 2002/04/30 -
9672-RY5 1997/06/091997/12/31 2002/04/302007/12/31
9672-R15 1997/06/091997/06/30 2002/04/302007/12/31
9672-R25 1997/06/091997/06/30 2002/04/302007/12/31
9672-R35 1997/06/091997/06/30 2002/04/302007/12/31
9672-R45 1997/06/091997/06/30 2002/04/302007/12/31
9672-R55 1997/06/091997/06/30 2002/04/302007/12/31
9672-R65 1997/06/091997/06/30 2002/04/302007/12/31
9672-R75 1997/06/091997/06/30 2002/04/302007/12/31
9672-R85 1997/06/091997/06/30 2002/04/302007/12/31
9672-R95 1997/06/091997/06/30 2002/04/302007/12/31

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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 - Generation 4 models are a cost- effective replacement for bipolar and comparable non-IBM processors. These models offer high capacity processors with larger memory capabilities. Upgrades from the existing S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server R2, R3, and R4 models to the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 4 models are available. The S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 4 models can be full participants in a Parallel Sysplex configuration, along with S/390 software and professional services. This enhanced Parallel Sysplex configuration extends the single image CMOS processing capabilities significantly. These processors are eligible for PSLC software pricing. Additionally, OS/390 Version 2 will provide functional enhancements supporting management of batch workloads on a Release 4 base. These enhancements allow more effective use of available hardware resources, which may result in the reduction of systems management costs. The collaboration between JES2 and the Workload Manager (WLM) benefits single system and Parallel Sysplex configurations.

Model Abstract 9672-RA5

The IBM 9672 Model RA5 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 1 central processor). CEC capacity includes: from 512 MB to 16 GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model Abstract 9672-RB5

The IBM 9672 Model RB5 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 2 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 512 MB to 16 GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model Abstract 9672-RC5

The IBM 9672 Model RC5 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 3 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 1 GB to 16 GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model Abstract 9672-RX5

The IBM 9672 Model RX5 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 10 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 2 GB to 16 GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model Abstract 9672-RY5

The IBM 9672 Model RY5 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 10 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 4 GB to 16 GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16. The RY5 also incorporates a Modular Cooling Unit (MCU) to provide customers with the fastest S/390 CMOS technology, world-wide.

Model Abstract 9672-R15

The IBM 9672 Model R15 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 1 central processor). CEC capacity includes: from 512 MB to 16 GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model Abstract 9672-R25

The IBM 9672 Model R25 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 2 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 512 MB to 16 GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model Abstract 9672-R35

The IBM 9672 Model R35 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 3 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 1 GB to 16 GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model Abstract 9672-R45

The IBM 9672 Model R45 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 4 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 1 GB to 16 GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model Abstract 9672-R55

The IBM 9672 Model R55 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 5 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 1 GB to 16 GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model Abstract 9672-R65

The IBM 9672 Model R65 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 6 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 2 GB to 16 GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model Abstract 9672-R75

The IBM 9672 Model R75 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 7 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 2 GB to 16 GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model Abstract 9672-R85

The IBM 9672 Model R85 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 8 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 2 GB to 16 GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model Abstract 9672-R95

The IBM 9672 Model R95 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 9 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 2 GB to 16 GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.
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Highlights
  • Fourteen air-cooled S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 4(TM) models
  • A S/390 Coupling Facility model
  • Field installable upgrade paths from most 9672 and 9674 models
  • Up to 16GB processor storage capability
  • Cryptographic Coprocessor as a standard feature
  • Enhanced Coupling Links for increased performance in a Parallel Sysplex environment
  • Internal Coupling Facility feature enabling a lower point of entry into Parallel Sysplex
  • Enhanced availability functions
  • Further potential reductions in the cost of computing

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Description

IBM leads the industry by offering the following enhancements:

  • Processor storage capability of 16GBs on Generation 4 and C05 models.

  • Cryptographic Coprocessor as a standard feature on the Generation 4 models, providing industry-leading hardware supported encryption performance and security.

  • New High Performance Coupling Links (HiPerLinks) which may provide improved response times in processing coupling facility channel efficiency and response times in processing coupling facility requests. This offering is available for S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 and Generation 4 servers, and S/390 Coupling Facility C04 and C05 models.

  • Innovative cooling techniques introduced with the Generation 4 model RY5 to provide customers with the fastest S/390 CMOS technology world- wide.

  • New Internal Coupling Facility as an optional feature for all S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 and 4 models, except 10-way systems, which allows a PU to be configured to function as a coupling facility without increasing software licensing costs.

  • Standard functional enhancements, including Concurrent CP Sparing, Dynamic Coupling Facility Dispatching, and 15 LPARs, on the Generation 3 and Generation 4 models.

In addition, the S/390 G4 Enterprise Server models, S/390 Coupling Facility C05 model, and upgrades come with an IBM S/390 Satisfaction Guarantee.

The S/390 G4 Enterprise Server models continue to enable significant savings with respect to energy, facilities overhead, and maintenance costs when compared to older technology processors. Customers who migrate from an ES/9000 system, 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. Less energy requirement leads to economies in facilities infrastructure and operating cost. Lower energy needs may defer machine room expansion, electrical power distribution retrofit, and reduce site heat exchanger (HVAC) burden. The exclusive universal power capabilities of IBM's new servers accommodate direct attachment to any electrical utility worldwide.

IBM's G4 model RY5 exploits innovative cooling techniques and provides customers with the fastest S/390 CMOS technology world-wide. The air- cooled RY5 incorporates a Modular Cooling Unit (MCU) internal to its footprint, to achieve faster cycle time and higher performance compared to the RX5. The MCU has an N + 1 design with concurrent maintenance capability.

Internal Coupling Facility (ICF): To enable a lower point of entry into Parallel Sysplex, the Internal Coupling Facility is announced as an optional feature for selected models of the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 3 and Generation 4 systems. One or two Internal Coupling Facility features can be ordered utilizing Processor Units (PUs) as an Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF) or as a Coupling Facility with external coupling links. ICMF provides a low-cost PR/SM-based test and migration vehicle to be used for software development, installation, and test before moving applications into production in a Parallel Sysplex. For production environments, the ICF running Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC) can connect directly to Parallel Sysplex enabled production systems using Coupling Links. This option can provide a lower cost alternative to a S/390 Coupling Facility 9674 and enables savings in floor space requirements.

The ICF running CFCC can be used in Coupling Facility logical partitions only (no customer software can run on the ICF engines) The Coupling Facility LPAR configurations include one or two ICMF CF partitions, one or two CF partitions, or one partition of each. The ICFs can be dedicated to a single CF partition or split across two CF partitions. They are used only when the ICF is IML'd in PR/SM LPAR mode and are allocated after SAPs and general CPs are allocated. The customer buys and installs one or two ICF features, which may reduce the number of spare CPs. Once installed, the ICFs will no longer be available for use as spare CPs.

The Internal Coupling Facility feature allows a lower cost single image system using PSLC pricing without incurring software fees for the Coupling Facility. Since the CF-only CPs are isolated by microcode from production capability, ICF use will not affect MSU pricing.

Enhanced LPAR Support: Flexibility of PR/SM LPAR configurations is increased with the support of up to fifteen logical partitions on the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server Generation 4 processors. This support allows a customer to optimally utilize the increased CPU capacity of the G3 and G4 processors by taking advantage of the workload balancing characteristics of a logical partition configuration with shared CPs. The increase of up to fifteen logical partitions is valuable when system images are consolidated from multiple systems onto a single system.

S/390 High Performance Coupling Links (HiPerLinks): The new S/390 High Performance Coupling Links (HiPerLinks), introduced for the S/390 G3 Servers and S/390 Coupling Facility Model C04, can be ordered for these S/390 G4 Servers, providing improved channel efficiency and response times when processing some coupling facility requests. With HiPerLinks, coupling facility link capacity is improved on average by up to twenty percent.

Applications that transfer significant amounts of large data blocks (greater than 4 KB) to/from the coupling facility, such as BatchPipePlex and certain DB2 batch jobs, may see significant improvements in overall elapsed times. Cross-system coupling facility (XCF) messaging, used by many OS/390 subsystems for inter-system communication, will see improved message delivery time when using XCF structures in the coupling facility. Message delivery time will be comparable to that achieved by XCF using channel-to-channel (CTC) pathing. This will enable customers to replace XCF-managed CTC's with XCF communication via the coupling facility, reducing systems management costs through simplified Parallel Sysplex system configuration management, without compromising performance.

Customers who order links on a new S/390 G4 Server will receive the new HiPerLinks (#0016). Links presently on S/390 G3 Servers will become the new HiPerLinks when an S/390 G3 is upgraded to the new model S/390 G4 or C05. A S/390 G3 Server can operate with either Intersystem Channel Adapter feature (#0014) or the new HiPerLink feature (#0016). Feature (#0014) Coupling Links and feature (#0016) HiPerLinks are mutually exclusive features on G3 systems; only feature (#0016) is allowed on G4 systems.

Increased Processor Storage Capability to 16GBs: IBM leads the industry by offering up to 16GBs of processor storage capability on the new S/390 G4 Servers and Coupling Facility C05 model. This enhances the ability to balance S/390 G4 system resources with the performance of the processor. In PR/SM LPAR mode, models with greater than 2GBs installed storage can configure some or all of the installed storage as central storage. Each individual logical partition is limited to a maximum of 2GBs of central storage. The sum total of all logical partition central storage can exceed 2GBs up to the limit of processor storage.

Performance Comparisons: The following table provides the performance expectations of the new S/390 G4 Enterprise Server models, relative to the 9672 model R15 (where the R15 is approximately 0.9 to 1.1 times the performance of an ES/9000 model 711).

                                   OS/390 Release 1
                                      Commercial
             9672 Models             Performance(1)
             -----------           ----------------
             RA5 vs. R15              0.77 - 0.79
             RB5 vs. R15              1.4
             R25 vs. R15              1.8  - 1.9
             RC5 vs. R15              2.2  - 2.4
             R35 vs. R15              2.5  - 2.7
             R45 vs. R15              3.1  - 3.5
             R55 vs. R15              3.9  - 4.5
             R65 vs. R15              4.45 - 5.3
             R75 vs. R15              4.85 - 6.0
             R85 vs. R15              5.2  - 6.6
             R95 vs. R15              5.4  - 7.2
             RX5 vs. R15              5.6  - 7.7
             RY5 vs. R15              6.2  - 8.6
 

Note: (1) 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). The values represent the ITRR relative to the 9672 Model R15, where the 9672 R15 is approximately 0.9 to 1.1 times the performance of an ES/9000 Model 711.

The CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor hardware feature will be standard on S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 4 models, continuing 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 Integrated Cryptographic Feature (ICRF) functions previously offered on ES/9000 9021 processors, and also includes Public Key Algorithms (PKA) and RSA Digital Signature Generation and Verification.

The software that enables this solution and provides the Application Programming Interface (API) is ISCF/MVS 2.1. ICSF/MVS V2.1 is a pre-req to the hardware. This enhanced software release will support new functions built into the Cryptographic coprocessor chip as well as continue to support all previous ICSF/MVS functions found on prior 9021 processors. The software conforms to all current standards and previous version requirements, in the emerging area of Digital Signatures. The current exploiters, VTAM (through session level encryption), SDM and CONNEX (which are available today) will be joined by BSAFE (and RSA Inc. Toolkit product used by over 14 million customers), OS/390 DCE Security Server, DFSMS, IDCAMS, REPRO, DB2, ICSS, CM/2 and Firewall.

The TKE Workstation is an exclusive, optionally priced feature. This workstation provides a secure, remote and flexible method to provide Master Key Part Entry. The algorithm used in TKE utilizes Digital Signature, Diffie-Hellman and DES functions to provide a highly secure, auditable and remote method of key entry and should be used by those customers requiring security for master key entry. An optional SmartCard Reader can also be attached to the TKE permitting a secure, convenient rapid re-entry of key parts.

The US Government has granted IBM approval to allow all customers to receive feature codes #0812 and #0813.

Concurrent CP Sparing: In the event of a Central Processor (CP) failure on a G4 System, and when a spare Processing Unit (PU) is available, in most cases, the system will initialize a spare PU to take over as a CP. If the failure occurred in a Shared LPAR environment, the sparing is done dynamically (transparent to the customer). For multiprocessor systems, in basic or dedicated LPAR mode, the system will send a message to the operator to configure the new CP online, if the software supports re-configuration of CPs. In these instances, sparing takes place concurrently with system operation.

As a further enhancement on G4 multiprocessor models, in most cases the application that was running on the failing CP will be preserved (Application Preservation) and will continue processing on another CP with no customer intervention; for Basic mode and for dedicated logical partitions in LPAR mode, the following software is required to support Application Preservation: OS/390 Release 1 or later; MSV/ESA SP Version 5.1 or 5.2; MVS/ESA SP Version 4.2 or 4.3; MVS ESA SP Version 3.1.3 and VM/ESA Release 2.1 or 2.2. VSE/ESA does not support this function. There are no software corequisites when running shared CPs in LPAR mode. Application Preservation capability eliminates the need for customer intervention in the recovery process and preserves the customer's application processing. Note that for uni-processor models and uni- processor dedicated partitions that a failed CP means that the application and operating system are going to go down. Please refer to the PR/SM Planning Guide for additional information.

S/390 G3 models have concurrent CP Sparing also but do not support Application Preservation. In the event of a CP failure on a G3 system, and when a spare PU is available, the system will initialize a spare PU to take over as a CP. In LPAR and Basic modes, the new CP must be configured online (by software that supports reconfiguration) and the application restarted. For uniprocessor models and uni-processor dedicated partitions, a failed CP means that the application and operating system are going to go down. Please refer to the Supplemental Information section of this document--Availability, to more fully understand spare PU allocation.

Dynamic SAP Sparing and SAP Reassignment: In the rare event of a System Assist Processor (SAP) failure, most systems will have a spare PU to take the place of 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 RX5 and RY5, 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. Software that supports concurrent CP sparing is as follows:

  • OS/390 Release 1 or later
  • MVS/ESA SP Version 5.1, 5.2, 4.3, 4.2, 3.1.3
  • VM/ESA Releases 2.2.0, 2.1.0, 1.2.2
  • TPF (does not support Concurrent CP Sparing)
  • VSE (does not support Concurrent CP Sparing)

Internal Coupling Facility Sparing: In the event of an Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) failure, most systems will have a spare PU to take the place of the failed ICF. For a Coupling Facility configured with two ICFs, the Coupling Facility will continue to operate with one ICF until the operator can vary the spare PU on-line. For a Coupling Facility with a single ICF, the spare PU will have to be activated and the Coupling Facility environment recovered. Customers planning to use the ICF capability should always plan for a spare PU.

Dynamic Coupling Facility Dispatching: The Dynamic Coupling Facility (CF) Dispatching function helps enable continuous computing in the event of a coupling facility failure without requiring a standalone backup coupling facility. Enhanced dispatching algorithms enable customers to define a backup coupling facility in a logical partition (LPAR) on their system. This backup facility shares CP resources with other logical partitions executing active workloads and only uses minimal CP resources until the primary CF fails.

Dynamic CF Dispatching and a single standalone coupling facility can help customers configure a robust, highly available environment at a reduced cost.

S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2: One S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 is shipped with each S/390 G4 Enterprise Server providing seamless, scalable connectivity to Local Area and Wide Area Networks (LANs and WANs). The S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 feature plugs into an I/O slot and has the same reliability and availability characteristics that you have come to expect with S/390 channels. You can mix and match the "flavors" that are right for your business:

  • The Ethernet/Token-Ring (EN/TR) feature with two independent ports which can be configured as either Ethernet or Token-Ring. The ENTR feature supports full duplex/switched environments permitting a simultaneous transmit and receive doubling the capacity (20 Mbps for Ethernet and 32 Mbps for Token-Ring). You can solve network capacity problems with minimal disruption to the infrastructure, minimizing changes to the wiring closets, building cabling, and software

  • The FDDI feature supporting dual-ring or single-ring attachment as well as attachment to an optical bypass switch. FDDI can be used as a network backbone to connect routers, bridges, and servers. It delivers greater bandwidth than Ethernet or Token-Ring LANs.

  • The ATM feature, which can be configured in two "modes":

    • ATM Forum-compliant LAN Emulation (ATM LANE), allowing integration of ATM-based networks and existing Ethernet and Token-Ring LAN with as little change as possible while benefiting from the characteristics of ATM technology - scalability, a consistent protocol across the LAN and WAN, and integration of data, video, and voice traffic

    • Native ATM (supporting best effort and reserved bandwidth virtual circuits); no changes to applications, reduced management costs, reduced overhead, and the flexibility to negotiate availability, segregate traffic, and provision bandwidth

For information on the specified operating environment and the hardware and software requirements, refer to "Planning for the Open Systems Adapter Feature", GC23-3870. This publication is available locally or from an IBM Distribution Center.

Workload Manager (WLM) Batch Management:

Workload Manager (WLM) algorithmic decision making using real time, state, and topology information represents a major step forward in the evolution of OS/390 and the Parallel Sysplex strategy. The existing WLM algorithmic management actions driven by customer business objectives, can now be applied directly to batch job scheduling. Customer benefits are:

  • WLM will dynamically manage JES2 batch initiator address spaces, eliminating the need to manually define initiator configurations or to provide mappings between these spaces and JES2 job scheduling classes.

  • WLM will insure that JES2 jobs are initiated only on systems having the necessary system and customer defined resources, reducing systems management costs.

  • RMF reports providing better insight into the execution of batch jobs will be provided.

These enhancements will be available on OS/390 Release 4 with an early customer program.

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.

1.5 GB and 3.0 GB Memory Options

The 1.5 GB Processor Storage option is available on 9672 G4 Models RA5, R15, RB5, R25, RC5, R35, R45, and R55 as well as 9674 Model C05 with processor feature codes 0701-0705.

The 3.0 GB Processor Storage option is available on 9672 G4 Models RA5, R15, RB5, R25, RC5, R35, R45, R55, R65, R75, R85, R95, and RX5 as well as 9674 Model C05.

Selecting the correct amount of processor storage for the G4 and the 9674 Coupling Facility Model C05 has been enhanced with the availability of 1.5 and 3.0 GB storage sizes. This announcement provides improved granularity in the 1.0GB to 4.0GB range. IBM leads the industry by offering up to 16GB of processor storage on the G4 and the 9674 Coupling Facility Model C05. Size and granularity enhances the ability to balance S/390 system resources with the performance of the processor for the customer application.

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.
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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 Model Rx4 Rx4 Rx4 | Rx4 MAX (MB) (X-Way) MIN/MAX ----- ----- ----- -----|----- ---------- ------- ------- ------- 9672-RA5 1-2 1-2 3 | 3 P/96 E/256 512MB-16GB 1 0 - 16 9672-R15 1-2 1-2 3 | 3 P/96 E/256 512MB-16GB 1 0 - 16 9672-RB5 1-2 1-2 3 | 3 P/96 E/256 512MB-16GB 2 0 - 16 9672-R25 1-2 1-2 3 | 3 P/96 E/256 512MB-16GB 2 0 - 16 9672-RC5 1-2 1-2 3 | 3 P/96 E/256 1GB-16GB 3 0 - 16 9672-R35 1-2 1-2 3 | 3 P/96 E/256 1GB-16GB 3 0 - 16 9672-R45 1-2 1-2 3 | 3 P/96 E/256 1GB-16GB 4 0 - 16 9672-R55 1-2 1-2 3 | 3 P/96 E/256 1GB-16GB 5 0 - 16 9672-R65 1-2 1-2 3 | 3 P/96 E/256 2GB-16GB 6 0 - 16 9672-R75 1-2 1-2 3 | 3 P/96 E/256 2GB-16GB 7 0 - 16 9672-R85 1-2 1-2 3 | 3 P/96 E/256 2GB-16GB 8 0 - 16 9672-R95 1-2 1-2 3 | 3 P/96 E/256 2GB-16GB 9 0 - 16 9672-RX5 1-2 1-2 3 | 3 P/96 E/256 2GB-16GB 10 0 - 16 9672-RY5 1-2 1-2 3 | 3 P/96 E/256 4GB-16GB 10 0 - 16  

Customer Setup (CSU)

None.

Devices Supported

DEVICE LIST FOR THE 9672s

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
3995 - C32,C34,C36,C38      Optical Library Dataserver         X
9341 - A02                  Storage Controller                 X
9343 - C02,C04,CC2,CC4      Storage Controller                 X
9393 - 002                  RAMAC Virtual Array                X
9394 - 001,002,003          RAMAC Array Subsystem              X
9395 - B13, B23             RAMAC 2 Array Subsystem            X
9396 - 001, 002, 200        RAMAC 2 Scalable Array Storage     X
9397 - A01                  RAMAC Electronic Array Controller  X
9397 - A02                  RAMAC Electronic Array Storage 2   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
4000 - IS1,IS2,ID1,ID2      InfoPrint 4000                     X
4000 - IR1,IR2              InfoPrint 4000                     X
 
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 - 130,170              Communications Controller          X      X
3745 - 210,310,410,610      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
3995 - C32,C34,C36,C38      Optical Library Dataserver
9341 - A02                  Storage Controller
9343 - D04,DC4              Storage Controller
9390 - 001,002              RAMAC 3 Array Storage Control
9393 - 002                  RAMAC Virtual Array
9393 - T42, T82             RAMAC Virtual Array 2 Turbo
9394 - 001,002,003          RAMAC Array Subsystem
9395 - B13, B23             RAMAC 2 Array Subsystem
9396 - 001, 002, 200        RAMAC 2 Scalable Array Storage
9397 - A01                  RAMAC Electronic Array Controller
9397 - A02                  RAMAC Electronic Array Storage 2
 
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 - B16                  Virtual Tape Server
3494 - L10,L12,L14          Tape Library Dataserver
3590 - A00,A14              Magstar Tape Subsystem
3591 - A01                  High Performance Tape Control Unit
 
MISCELLANEOUS
 
3172 - 001,003              Interconnect Controller
3174 - 12L, 22L             Establishment Controller
3745 - 17A,21A,31A,41A,61A  Communications Controller
3746 - 950                  Nways Multiprotocol Controller
3900 - DW1,DW2,D01,D02,     Duplex Printing System
       0W1,0W3
4000 - IS1,IS2,ID1,ID2      InfoPrint 4000
4000 - IR1,IR2              InfoPrint 4000
 
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.

Vertical upgrades:
     FROM                   TO
--------------         --------------
  9672 Model RA5         9672 Model R15
  9672 Model RA5         9672 Model RB5
  9672 Model RA5         9672 Model R25
  9672 Model RA5         9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model RA5         9672 Model R35
  9672 Model RA5         9672 Model R45
  9672 Model RA5         9672 Model R55
  9672 Model RA5         9672 Model R65
  9672 Model RA5         9672 Model R75
  9672 Model RA5         9672 Model R85
  9672 Model RA5         9672 Model R95
  9672 Model RA5         9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model RA5         9672 Model RY5
 
  9672 Model R15         9672 Model R25
  9672 Model R15         9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model R15         9672 Model R35
  9672 Model R15         9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R15         9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R15         9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R15         9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R15         9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R15         9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R15         9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R15         9672 Model RY5
 
  9672 Model RB5         9672 Model R25
  9672 Model RB5         9672 Model RC5
  9672 Model RB5         9672 Model R35
  9672 Model RB5         9672 Model R45
  9672 Model RB5         9672 Model R55
  9672 Model RB5         9672 Model R65
  9672 Model RB5         9672 Model R75
  9672 Model RB5         9672 Model R85
  9672 Model RB5         9672 Model R95
  9672 Model RB5         9672 Model RX5
 
  9672 Model R25         9672 Model R35
  9672 Model R25         9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R25         9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R25         9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R25         9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R25         9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R25         9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R25         9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R25         9672 Model RY5
 
  9672 Model RC5         9672 Model R35
  9672 Model RC5         9672 Model R45
  9672 Model RC5         9672 Model R55
  9672 Model RC5         9672 Model R65
  9672 Model RC5         9672 Model R75
  9672 Model RC5         9672 Model R85
  9672 Model RC5         9672 Model R95
  9672 Model RC5         9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model RC5         9672 Model RY5
  9672 Model R35         9672 Model R45
  9672 Model R35         9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R35         9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R35         9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R35         9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R35         9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R35         9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R35         9672 Model RY5
 
  9672 Model R45         9672 Model R55
  9672 Model R45         9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R45         9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R45         9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R45         9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R45         9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R45         9672 Model RY5
 
  9672 Model R55         9672 Model R65
  9672 Model R55         9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R55         9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R55         9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R55         9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R55         9672 Model RY5
 
  9672 Model R65         9672 Model R75
  9672 Model R65         9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R65         9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R65         9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R65         9672 Model RY5
 
  9672 Model R75         9672 Model R85
  9672 Model R75         9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R75         9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R75         9672 Model RY5
 
  9672 Model R85         9672 Model R95
  9672 Model R85         9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R85         9672 Model RY5
 
  9672 Model R95         9672 Model RX5
  9672 Model R95         9672 Model RY5
 
  9672 Model RX5         9672 Model RY5
 

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.

       9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R15
       9672        RA5       (+)        9672        RB5
       9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R25
       9672        RA5       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        RA5       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        RA5       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R15       (+)        9672        R25
       9672        R15       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        R15       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R15       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R15       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R15       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R15       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R15       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R15       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R15       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R25
       9672        RB5       (+)        9672        RC5
       9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        RB5       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        RB5       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R25       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        R25       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R25       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R25       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R25       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R25       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R25       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R25       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R25       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        RC5       (+)        9672        R35
       9672        RC5       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        RC5       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        RC5       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        RC5       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        RC5       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        RC5       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        RC5       (+)        9672        RY5
       9672        R35       (+)        9672        R45
       9672        R35       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R35       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R35       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R35       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R35       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R35       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R35       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R45       (+)        9672        R55
       9672        R45       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R45       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R45       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R45       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R45       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R45       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R55       (+)        9672        R65
       9672        R55       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R55       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R55       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R55       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R55       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R65       (+)        9672        R75
       9672        R65       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R65       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R65       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R65       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R75       (+)        9672        R85
       9672        R75       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R75       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R75       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R85       (+)        9672        R95
       9672        R85       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R85       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        R95       (+)        9672        RX5
       9672        R95       (+)        9672        RY5
 
       9672        RX5       (+)        9672        RY5
 

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

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

Upgrades from 9672 G4 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 RB5 9672 RA6 (+) Two-way to One-way 9672 R25 9672 T16 (+) Two-way to One-way 9672 RC5 9672 Y16 (+) Three-way to One-way 9672 R35 9672 Y16 (+) Three-way to One-way 9672 R45 9672 T26 (+) Four-way to Two-way 9672 R55 9672 Y26 (+) Five-way to Two-way 9672 R65 9672 Y26 (+) Six-way to Two-way 9672 R75 9672 R36 (+) Seven-way to Three-way 9672 R85 9672 R36 (+) Eight-way to Three-way 9672 R95 9672 Y36 (+) Nine-way to Three-way 9672 RX5 9672 Y36 (+) Ten-way to Three-way 9672 RY5 9672 R46 (+) Ten-way to Four-way  

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

Upgrades from 9672 G4 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 R35 9672 T26 (##) (+) Three-way to Two-way 9672 R55 9672 T26 (##) (+) Five-way to Two-way 9672 R65 9672 R36 (##) (+) Six-way to Three-way 9672 R85 9672 Y36 (##) (+) Eight-way to Three-way 9672 RX5 9672 R46 (##) (+) Ten-way to Four-way 9672 RY5 9672 R56 (##) (+) Ten-way to Five-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, system footprint will be one to two frames. Footprint of upgraded systems will be either one or two contiguous frames, depending such factors as quantity of channels, and upgrade history.

                                New Build          New Build
                                 Minimum            Maximum
                              1 Frame System     2 Frame System
                              --------------     --------------
Power Requirements
(50/60 Hz, 200 - 480 VAC)-KVA       0.6                6.4
 
Heat Output KBTU/hr.                2.0               21.6
 
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                958
  -  Lbs                           1346               2107
 

Note: 1 Model RY5 (Canadian/US Delivery). The Packed/Asset-packed frame height of the shipped system is a total of 81 inches; the unpacked height is 80 inches. No-charge specify code 9978 reduces the overall packed height to 72 inches (unpacked height of 71 inches)

Note: 2 Model RY5 (EMEA/AP/LA Delivery). The Packed/Asset-packed frame height of the shipped system is a total of 89 inches (226 cm); the unpacked height is 80 inches (203 cm). No-charge specify code 9978 reduces the packed frame height to 79 inches (201 cm).

Operating Environment

Not available.

Limitations

Not applicable.

Hardware Requirements

Standard Hardware Functions and Capabilities

  • Cryptographic Coprocessor Feature

  • Multiple 2GB LPARs supported

  • 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)

  • Concurrent patch capability for channel functions, Hardware Management Console, Support Element, power control, 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

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

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

  • Scalar Enhancements (Square Root only).

  • Concurrent power and thermal maintenance

  • N+1 power supply and cooling 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 fifteen 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 (EDSR)
    • CPU Resource Capping
    • LPAR time management reporting
    • LPAR alternate wait management
    • Support for greater than 2GB central storage

Supported I/O Devices

The I/O devices and control units supported for attachment to the IBM OEMI/parallel channel interface on the 9672 G4 models are the same as currently supported on the 9672 R1, R2, R3 and G3 models, according to the following tables. For a list of risk assessed devices, refer to RPQ 8P1804.

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 for the 9672 and 2003 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 HMCs ordered with a new S/390 G4 Server, S/390 Coupling Facility Model C05 or S/390 Multiprise 2000 via feature code 0031 are downward compatible with the HMCs and SEs on the 9672 R1, R2, R3, G3 or 9674 C01, C02, C03, C04 or 2003 models. To allow the existing HMCs on the 9672 R1, R2, R3, G3 or 9674 C01, C02, C03, C04 or 2003 products to be upward compatible with the S/390 G4 Server or S/390 Coupling Facility Model C05 will require an MES order to convert feature code 0009 or feature code 0021 to feature code 0031.

Support Element

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

Single Protocol Support:

HMCs with feature code 0031 can communicate with the S/390 Generation 3 and Generation 4 Servers, S/390 Coupling Facility Model C04 and C05 via the three required communication protocols (NetBios, SNA and TCP/IP) to allow auto-discovery of the SE CPC object to the HMCs. Additional function has been added to the HMC and SE Licensed Internal Code to allow manual definition of the SE CPC using one communication protocol (SNA or TCP/IP).

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 Server - Generation 4

    The Hardware Management Console can manage 9672 G4 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 G4 Servers from other platforms

    Several facilities and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are available to other management applications to allow for remote operations and monitoring. These APIs support TCP/IP and SNA based remote management applications which may be provided by IBM, other software vendors, or the enterprise.

  • Hardware Management Console SNMP based Management

    The Hardware Management Console provides a system management set of APIs by means of the TCP/IP SNMP protocol.

  • Support Element SNMP based Management

    The Support Element provides a system management set of APIs by means of the TCP/IP SNMP protocol.

  • Support Element SNA based Management

    The Support Element 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 APIs. The APIs 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.

Customization

The HMC can be tailored to the specific needs of each individual user. The variety of ways that the HMC can be customized include:

  • Security

    Access to the OS/2 desktop and other applications residing on the HMC can be limited for individual users.

  • Managed Objects

    Control of which managed objects, such as hardware elements, operating system images, and groups, that are accessible for individual users.

  • Tasks

    Control of which HMC tasks that are accessible for individual users.

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 Version 2 Release 4

    • OS/390 Version 1 Release 3

    • OS/390 Version 1 Release 2

    • OS/390 Version 1 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, Asynchronous Data Mover Facility and greater than 8 GB expanded storage.

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

      Provides support for 2GB central storage (a maximum of 8 GB expanded storage is supported), and for Dynamic I/O Configuration Management (DRM). 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.

      Note: ICSF/MVS 2.1 will be provided at no charge to support Cryptographic Coprocessor function on the new S/390 G4 Enterprise Server processors; it must be ordered as a standalone program product whenever OS/390 R1, R2, or R3 is the operating system. ISCF/MVS 2.1 will be included in the base for OS/390 Version 2.

  • 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 add a Data Compression API which allows products to exploit the Hardware-Assisted Data Compression function.

      Note: RACF/VM 1.10 customers will require APAR # VM60792, which is currently available.

    • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2

      Note: In order to run VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2 and Version 2 Release 1.0 on the S/390 G4 Enterprise Server processors, the PTF for APAR VM60828 must be applied.

  • VSE

    The following VSE versions are supported in Basic and LPAR mode:

    • VSE/ESA (TM) Version 2 Release 2

    • VSE/ESA (TM) Version 2 Release 1

    • VSE/ESA (TM) Version 1 Release 4 (ESA mode only)

      Note: VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4 continues to be available at this time and is best viewed as an accommodation which allows customers to begin the work needed to protect their extensive investments in VSE technology. Longer term, even VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4 users should plan to move to an environment with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2 (or later) and S/390 servers.

  • 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 PUs per TPF image; models R95, RX5 and RY5 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

Education packages for the S/390 G4 Enterprise Server server models and the S/390 Coupling Facility model C05 contain a variety of media designed to teach you how to use the Hardware Management Console to effectively operate your system. Each package contains a video tape, an interactive HMC tutorial, a CD, A "Getting Started" book, a feedback form with return mailer and a "Welcome" letter.

The video tape and HMC tutorial are no longer shipped with the system as with earlier models. Your sales representative will need to know at time of order who is your organization's contact-person to receive this package. There is no charge for this education package.

Closed caption versions of the video tapes are available upon special request from the Information Development team, Dept. C9MG in Endicott, New York.

Ordering Information is as follows:

Order Number         Title
------------         -----
SK2T-2500            NTSC Video Format
SK2T-2502            PAL Video Format
SK2T-2504            SECAM Video Format
 

Information about the S/390 G4 Enterprise Server processor models can be found in the following publications which are now available:

Order Number         Title
------------         -----
GA22-7154            System Overview
GC22-7102            S/390 G4 Enterprise Server Installation Manual--
                     Physical Planning
GA22-7236            PR/SM Planning Guide
 

The following publication is available to be ordered prior to shipment of a new 9672 G4 model:

Order Number         Title
------------         -----
GC38-3111            Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook (G4 models)
GC38-3113            Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook (C05 model)
 

The following publications reflect the announced product and are shipped with the product:

Order Number         Title
------------         -----
GA22-7236            PR/SM Planning Guide
GC38-0401            IOCP User's Guide
GC38-0452            Managing Your Processors
GC38-0459            Hardware Management Console Guide
GC38-3108            Operations Guide
GC38-0456            Standalone IOCP User's Guide
GC38-3111            Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook (G4 Models)
GC38-3113            Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook (C05 Model)
SC28-8141            HWMCA Programming Interfaces
SY22-9862            Problem Analysis (PA) Guide
SK2T-1196            Learning About the Hardware Management Console
 

For information on the Open Systems Adapter, a publication may be ordered from an IBM Distribution Center:

Order Number         Title
------------         -----
GC23-3870            Planning for the Open Systems Adapter Feature
 

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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

Features

(#1750) LICC Ship Via Net Indicator

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

No Charge Specify Codes - 9672 and 9674 Models

                            FEATURE                ------ MODELS ------
DESCRIPTION                 NUMBER  CODE NOTE      9672 G4(#) 9674 C05(@)
-------------------         ------- ---- ----      -------    --------
CEC/Cage Airflow Cd           0012                   All         All
ISC Airflow Cd                0013                   All         All
Channel Driver Cd (5L CHA)    0018                   All          NA
CEC Cage                      0050        (1)      See Note
CEC Cage                      0055        (2)      See Note
CEC Cage                      0050        (6)                  See Note
CEC Cage                      0055        (7)                  See Note
CEC Cage                      0056        (10)See Note
Customized Solutions          0319                   All         All
CRYPTO                        0800                   All          NA
No Crypto                     0808                   All          NA
TDES w/PKA                    0834                   All          NA
TDES w/PKA & TKE              0835                   All          NA
FIBB Card Single Wide         2337                   All         All
Language Grp-US Eng           2924        (3)        All         All
Language Grp-Portuguese       2978        (3)        All         All
1.8M US, Chi                  8886                   All         All
4.8M US, Non-Chi              8887                   All         All
4.8M Non-US                   8888                   All         All
1.8M 480 Volt                 8889        (8)        All         All
4.8M 480 Volt                 8890        (8)        All         All
Northern Hemisphere           9930                   All         All
Southern Hemisphere           9931                   All         All
UPS 9910                      9950                   All         All
Serv Tool Kit                 9961                   All         All
Parallel Sysplex Offering     9970                   All         All
Reduced Height Shipping       9978        (11)      See Note
 

Note: Please use this notice as the source for previously announced features.

Note: (#) 9672 Models RA5, R15, RB5, R25, RC5, R35, R45, R55, R65, R75, R85, R95, RX5, and RY5.

Note: (@) 9674 Model C05 only.

Note: (1) 9672 Models RA5, R15, RB5, R25, RC5, R35, R45.

Note: (2) 9672 Models R55, R65, R75, R85, R95, RX5.

Note: (3) Canada, AP, LA and EMEA only.

Note: (4) Saudi Arabia only.

Note: (5) Export License mandatory.

Note: (6) 9674 Models C05 1-way, 2-way, 3-way, 4-way.

Note: (7) 9674 Models C05 5-way and 6-way.

Note: (8) 9672 Models RA2, R12, R22, R32, R42, R52, R72, R53, R63, R73, R83, RX3, RA4, R14, RB4, R24, R34, R44, R54, R64, R74, R84, R94, RX4, RY4, RA5, R15, RB5, R25, RC5, R35, R45, R55, R65, R75, R85, R95, RX5, 1 RY5; also 9674 C02, C03, C04, and C05.

Note: (9) Now approved by US Export as available to all customers.

Note: (10) 9672 RY5.

Note: (11) 9672 RY5 only.

(#0319) Customized Solutions (no charge specify code)

(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 complements field services to provide hardware and software customization 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 1-800-426-4955.

Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable

Mandatory Feature Reference Guide - 9672 G4 Models

                      FEATURE        -------------- MODEL ------------
DESCRIPTION           NUMBER  NOTE   RA5  R15  RB5  R25  RC5  R35  R45
-------------------   ------- ----   ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
 
RA5 1-Way Processor     0711  (1)     X
R15 1-Way Processor     0701  (1)          X
RB5 2-Way Processor     0712  (1)               X
R25 2-Way Processor     0702  (1)                    X
RC5 3-Way Processor     0713  (1)                         X
R35 3-Way Processor     0703  (1)                              X
R45 4-Way Processor     0704  (1)                                   X
 
STORAGE
128MB Mem Cd            3128  (1)(2)  X    X    X    X    NA   NA   NA
256MB Mem Cd            3256  (1)(2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    X
256MB Mem Cd            5256  (1)(2)  NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
512MB Mem Cd            3512  (1)(2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    X
1024MB Mem Cd           3024  (1)(2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    X
1536MB Mem Cd           5536  (1)(2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    X
2048MB Mem Cd           3048  (1)(2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    X
3072MB Mem Cd           5072  (1)(2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    X
4096MB Mem Cd           5096  (1)(2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    X
 
CHANNELS
3 Port Parallel Cd      2303          X    X    X    X    X    X    X
ESCON Channel Cd        2313          X    X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 TR                 5201          X    X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 FDDI               5202          X    X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 ATM 155Mb MM       5206          X    X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 ATM 155Mb SM       5207          X    X    X    X    X    X    X
 

Note: Model configurations require an MCM and a mandatory minimum of memory, channels and OSA.

Note: Please use this notice as the source for previously announced features. All features are initial and MES orderable.

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

Note: (2) Feature Numbers are for a single card and do not represent total memory capacity that may be ordered for a processor.

Mandatory Feature Reference Guide - 9672 G4 Models (cont'd)

                      FEATURE             -------- MODEL --------
DESCRIPTION           NUMBER  NOTE   R55  R65  R75  R85  R95  RX5  RY5
-------------------   ------- ----   ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
 
R55 5-Way Processor     0705  (1)     X
R65 6-Way Processor     0706  (1)          X
R75 7-Way Processor     0707  (1)               X
R85 8-Way Processor     0708  (1)                    X
R95 9-Way Processor     0709  (1)                         X
RX5 10-Way Processor    0710  (1)                              X
RY5 10-Way Processor    0714  (1)                                   X
 
STORAGE
256MB Mem Cd            5256  (1)(2)  X    NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
512MB Mem Cd            5512  (1)(2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    NA
1024MB Mem Cd           5024  (1)(2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    NA
1024MB Mem Cd           6024  (1)(2)  NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X
1536MB Mem Cd           5536  (1)(2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    NA
1536MB Mem Cd           6536  (1)(2)  NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X
2048MB Mem Cd           3048  (1)(2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    NA
2048MB Mem Cd           6048  (1)(2)  NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X
3072MB Mem Cd           5072  (1)(2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    NA
3072MB Mem Cd           6072  (1)(2)  NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X
4096MB Mem Cd           5096  (1)(2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    NA
4096MB Mem Cd           6096  (1)(2)  NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X
 
CHANNELS
3 Port Parallel Cd      2303          X    X    X    X    X    X    X
ESCON Channel Cd        2313          X    X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 TR                 5201          X    X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 FDDI               5202          X    X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 ATM 155Mb MM       5206          X    X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 ATM 155Mb SM       5207          X    X    X    X    X    X    X
 

Note: Model configurations require an MCM and a mandatory minimum of memory, channels and OSA.

Note: Please use this notice as the source for previously announced features. All features are initial and MES orderable.

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

Note: (2) Feature Numbers are for a single card and do not represent total memory capacity that may be ordered for a processor.

Optional Feature Reference Guide - 9672 and 9674 Models

                            FEATURE                ------ MODELS ------
DESCRIPTION                 NUMBER  CODE NOTE      9672 G4(8) 9674 C05(9)
-------------------         ------- ---- ----      -------    --------
HMC Console with RSF          0031        (3)        All         All
ISDN/HMC                      0022                   All         All
Ethernet/HMC                  0024                   All         All
Sml Console Display           6090                   All         All
Lrg Console Display           6091                   All         All
 
HiPerLinks (Coupling Links)   0016                   All         All
Coupling Link 1KM             0007                   All         All
Coupling Link 10KM            0008                   All         All
 
Internal Coupling Facility
1 ICF                         0981        (1)      See Note       NA
2 ICF                         0982        (2)      See Note       NA
 
TKE Hardware (for Token Ring) 0806                   All          NA
TKE Hardware (for Ethernet)   0809                   All          NA
TKE Hardware (for WAC)        0810                   All          NA
Smart Card                    0807                   All          NA
 
ETR Master Cd                 6150                   All          NA
ETR Dual Port                 6152                   All          NA
ETR Ext Cable                 6153                   All          NA
 
1 Pwr Ctlr                    6201                   All(6)       NA
2 Pwr Ctlrs                   6202                   All(6)       NA
1 Pwr Ctlr                    6301                   All          NA
2 Pwr Ctlrs                   6302                   All          NA
 
I/O Expansion Cage            2020                   All         All
I/O Expansion Cage            2021         (4)       RY5
Internal Battery Feature      2210                   All         All
Additional Frame              3010                   All          NA
 

Note: (6) Not applicable for the RY5 model.

Note: Hardware prices for the features of the 9672 and 9674 models are available from your IBM representative.

Note: Please use this notice as the source for previously announced features.

Note: (8) 9672 Models RA5, R15, RB5, R25, RC5, R35, R45, R55, R65, R75, R85, R95, RX5, and RY5.

Note: (9) 9674 Model C05 only.

Note: (1) Available on 9672 Models RA5, R15, RB5, R25, RC5, R35, R45, R55, R65, R75, R85, and R95.

Note: (2) Available on 9672 Models RA5, R15, RB5, R25, RC5, R35, R45, R55, R65, R75, and R85.

Note: (3) 9672 Models R11, R21, R31, R41, R51, R61, RA2, R12, R22, R32, R42, R52, R72, R53, R63, R73, R83, RX3, RA4, R14, RB4, R24, R34, R44, R54, R64, R74, R84, R94, RX4, RY4, RA5, R15, RB5, R25, RC5, R35, R45, R55, R65, R75, R85, R95, RX5, & RY5; also 9674 C01, C02, C03, C04, and C05.

Note: (4) 9672 model RY5, used in "A" frame.

Optional Feature Reference Guide - 9672 G3 Models

                            FEATURE
DESCRIPTION                 NUMBER       NOTE       9672 G3 Models(4)
-------------------         -------      ----      ---------------
HiPerLinks (Coupling Links)   0016        (1)            All
 
Internal Coupling Facility
1 ICF                         0961      (1,2)         See Note
2 ICFs                        0962      (1,3)         See Note
 

Note: Hardware prices for the features of the 9672 and 9674 models are available from your IBM representative.

Note: (1) Available July 31, 1997.

Note: (2) Available on 9672 Models RA4, R14, RB4, R24, RC4, R34, R44, R54, R64, R74, R84, and R94 on July 31, 1997.

Note: (3) Available on 9672 Models RA4, R14, RB4, R24, RC4, R34, R44, R54, R64, R74, and R84 on July 31, 1997.

Note: (4) 9672 Models RA4, R14, RB4, R24, RC4, R34, R44, R54, R64, R74, R84, R94, RX4, and RY4.

Coupling Link Fiber Optic Cable Groups - 9672 and 9674 Models

                                                   ------ MODELS ------
DESCRIPTION               CABLE ASSEMBLY #         9672 G4(6) 9674 C05(7)
-------------------       ----------------         -------    --------
Multimode Cable #8310         54G3384                All         All
Singlemode Cable #8311        08H2774                All         All
 

Note: (6) 9672 Models RA5, R15, RB5, R25, RC5, R35, R45, R55, R65, R75, R85, R95, RX5, and RY5.

Note: (7) 9674 Model C05 only.

Optional SAP Feature Reference Guide - 9672 G4 Models

                      FEATURE        -------------- MODEL ------------
DESCRIPTION           NUMBER  NOTE   RA5  R15  RB5  R25  RC5  R35  R45
-----------           ------- ----   ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
1-SAP                   0971          NA   NA   X    X    X    X    X
2-SAP                   0972          NA   NA   NA   NA   X    X    X
3-SAP                   0973          NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X
4-SAP                   0974          NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
5-SAP                   0975          NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
 

Note: Please use this notice as the source for previously announced features. All features are initial and MES orderable.

Optional SAP Feature Reference Guide - 9672 G4 Models (cont'd)

                      FEATURE        ------------- MODEL -------------
DESCRIPTION           NUMBER  NOTE   R55  R65  R75  R85  R95  RX5  RY5
-----------           ------- ----   ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
1-SAP                   0971          X    X    X    X    X    NA   NA
2-SAP                   0972          X    X    X    X    NA   NA   NA
3-SAP                   0973          X    X    X    NA   NA   NA   NA
4-SAP                   0974          X    X    X    NA   NA   NA   NA
5-SAP                   0975          NA   X    NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
 

Note: Please use this notice as the source for previously announced features. All features are initial and MES orderable.

Optional Feature Descriptions

Processor Storage

----------------------------------------------------------------------
|9672/|# of |    Memory    |                                         |
|9674 |Cards|       |      |                                         |
|Model| (1) |  Min  | Max  |                Increments (2)           |
|-----|-----|-------|------|-----------------------------------------|
| RA5 |  4  | 512MB | 16GB |   1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| R15 |  4  | 512MB | 16GB |   1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| RB5 |  4  | 512MB | 16GB |   1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| R25 |  4  | 512MB | 16GB |   1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| RC5 |  4  |  1GB  | 16GB |        2GB, 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| R35 |  4  |  1GB  | 16GB |        2GB, 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| R45 |  4  |  1GB  | 16GB |        2GB, 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| R55 |  4  |  1GB  | 16GB |        2GB, 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| R65 |  4  |  2GB  | 16GB |             4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| R75 |  4  |  2GB  | 16GB |             4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| R85 |  4  |  2GB  | 16GB |             4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| R95 |  4  |  2GB  | 16GB |             4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| RX5 |  4  |  2GB  | 16GB |             4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| RY5 |  4  |  4GB  | 16GB |             4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| C05 |  4  | 512MB | 16GB |   1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| (3) |     |       |      |                                         |
| C05 |  4  |  1GB  | 16GB |        2GB, 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| (4) |     |       |      |                                         |
| C05 |  4  |  2GB  | 16GB |             4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB   |
| (5) |     |       |      |                                         |
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 

Note: (1) Models with multiple cards require equal capacity storage cards.

Note: (2) 16GB increment available 4Q97.

Note: (3) One-way and Two-way processors.

Note: (4) Three-way, Four-way, and Five-way processors

Note: (5) Six-way processors only.

Processor storage, even though physically the same, can be configured as both Central and Expanded storage. All storage upgrades require the removal of existing storage cards and installation of new storage cards. All parts removed or replaced are the property of IBM and must be returned to IBM.

(#2303, #2313) Parallel and ESCON Channels

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

Total Channels: Minimum - 3; Maximum - 256

  • ESCON: Minimum - 0; Maximum - 256; Increments - 4
  • Parallel: Minimum - 0; Maximum - 96; Increments - 3

Note: A maximum of 256 ESCON channels is only possible if the first OSA-2 is removed.

(#0981, #0982) Internal Coupling Facility

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

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 RY5 and RX5 models cannot have an ICF installed, and model R95 can have (1) ICF. Features can be installed on models RA5, R15, RB5, R25, RC5, R35, R45, R55, R65, R75, R85, and R95.

  • Minimum - 0; Maximum - 2

(#0983, #0984) Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) Capability

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

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 R15, R15, RB5, R25, RC5, R35, R45, R55, R65, and R75. FC 0984 not available on model R75.

(#0016, #0007, #0008) Coupling Links

(For IBM US, #0007 No Longer Available as of September 11, 1998)

  • S/390 G4 Enterprise Server 9672 Models

    • Minimum - 0; Maximum - 16; Increments - 1

  • 9674 C05 Models

    • Minimum - 2; Maximum - 32; Increments - 1

Coupling Links are used to connect a coupling capable processor to a Coupling Facility. The Coupling Facility can either be a 9674 or a coupling-capable processor running Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC). There are two types of links which must match at both the Coupling Facility end and the attached processor end.

One HiPerLink adapter (#0016) is required for every two Coupling Links. The Intersystem Channel Adapter is not hot pluggable, but the Coupling Links are. Additional Intersystem Channel Adapters and Coupling Links can be ordered to reduce outages. Two types of Coupling Links are available on the 9672 and 9674 Models:

  • Coupling Link (#0007): Uses a multi-mode 50 micron fiber optic cable and has a full duplex connector that is Fibre Channel Standard (FCS) level 0 compliant. The link uses a short wave laser light source and can support distances of up to 1 kilometer between the Coupling Facility and attached systems.

  • Coupling Link (#0008): Uses a 9 micron single-mode fiber optic cable and has a full duplex connector that is Fibre Channel Standard (FCS) level 0 compliant. This link uses a long wave laser light source and can support distances of up to 3 kilometers.

One standard length IBM fiber optic jumper cable will be provided at no additional charge for the connection between two Coupling Link features. Refer to the 9672 Sales Manual pages for jumper cable ordering information.

For customers requiring more than 16 or 32 Coupling Links on their 9672 G4 or 9674 C05, respectively, a Special Products Marketing representative should be contacted.

(#5201, #5202, #5206, #5207, #5208) S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2

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

  • Minimum - 1; Maximum - 12; Increments - 1.

There are five OSA-2 features:

  1. Token Ring feature (#5201) which provides two ports

  2. FDDI feature (#5202) with one port that supports a dual-ring or single-ring attachment and supports an external optical bypass switch;

  3. ATM 155 Mbps Multimode (#5206) with one port which can be configured for Token-Ring ATM Forum-compliant LAN Emulation mode, Ethernet ATM Forum-compliant LAN Emulation mode, ATM IP Forwarding (RFC 1483) mode, or ATM Native operation - SNA/APPN (R) (best effort or reserved bandwidth) or TCP/IP (classical IP, RFC 1577).

  4. ATM 155 Mbps single mode (#5207) with one port which can be configured for Token-Ring ATM Forum-compliant LAN Emulation mode, Ethernet ATM Forum-compliant LAN Emulation mode, ATM IP Forwarding (RFC 1483) mode, or ATM Native operation - SNA/APPN (best effort or reserved bandwidth) or TCP/IP (classical IP, RFC 1577).

  5. Fast Ethernet (#5208) with one port which can be either 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps.

No cables are shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

Cryptographic Coprocessor

Cryptographic Coprocessor is a data security standard feature on the S/390 G4 Enterprise Server 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 Coupling Facility C05 model.

                    Feature                              Feature Code
-----------------------------------------------          ------------
Cryptographic Coprocessor Hardware                           0800
TDES with PKA                                                0834
TDES with PKA & TKE                                          0835
TKE Hardware (for Token Ring)                                0806
Smart Card Reader                                            0807
TKE Hardware (for Ethernet)                                  0809
TKE Hardware (for WAC)                                       0810
 

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

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

On new build orders, HMC feature #0031 has been replaced by #0041 on all 2003, 9672, & 9674 machine types. All MES orders effective will include either replacement of existing HMC by #0041 or an upgrade to #0031, depending upon the level of system HMC. 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 July 30, 2002)

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 July 30, 2002)

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

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

(#0024) HMC/Standalone SE Ethernet Feature

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

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

(#0026) HMC/Standalone SE 3270 Emulation Feature

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

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

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

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

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 July 30, 2002)

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

(#0971, #0972, #0973, #0974, #0975) System Assist Processor (SAP)

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

S/390 G4 Enterprise Server I/O processing can be enhanced by taking advantage of the optional SAP features. These SAP features are available along with the default base SAPs that are assigned with each model. The base plus optional SAPs on a specific model must be equal to or less than the number of PUs. The configuration will only allow you to order the above limit.

  • Minimum - 0; Maximum - 5

(#6201, #6202) Power Sequence Control (PSC)

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

Provides power sequencing for attachment of up to 32 I/O controllers. Feature #6201 provides a PSC box which can attach to 16 I/O controllers. Feature #6202 provides two PSC boxes which can attach to 32 I/O controllers. Feature #6201 and #6202 are mutually exclusive. On single frame configurations, the Power Sequence Control (#6201 and #6202) and the Internal Battery Feature (#2210) are mutually exclusive. Refer to Power Sequence Control features #6301 and #6302, if Internal Battery Feature (#2210) will also be ordered.

(#6301, #6302) Power Sequence Control (PSC)

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

Provides power sequencing for attachment of up to 32 I/O controllers, if Internal Battery Feature (#2210) will be ordered. Feature #6301 provides a PSC box which can attach to 16 I/O controllers. Feature #6302 provides two PSC boxes which can attach to 32 I/O controllers. Feature #6301 and #6302 are mutually exclusive.

(#2020) Expansion Cage

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

This expansion cage provides space for additional channel cards in the 9672 Models for a maximum of 88 ESCON or 66 Parallel channels per cage.

  • Maximum - 3 cages (except on RY5 model, maximum is 2 cages)

(#2021) Expansion Cage

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

Provides space for additional channel cards in the 9672 RY5 for a maximum of 88 ESCON or 66 Parallel channels per cage.

(#3010) Additional Frame

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

The additional frame would be required when the second expansion cage is installed.

(#2210) Internal Battery Feature

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

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. Refer to Power Sequence Control (#6301 and #6302).

  • Minimum - 0; Maximum - 1

(#9950) Local Uninterruptible Power Supply

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

To reduce system power outages, a local Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), Machine Type 9910, is available to be ordered with the new servers and coupling facilities announced today. This unit provides between 3.5 to 20 minutes of full power hold-up in the event of extended customer power line disturbances. Up to three additional battery modules may be ordered increasing the total holdup duration to between 10 minutes and 1 hour. The 9910 Local UPS is compatible with G4 models whose total Kilowatt load does not exceed 5 KW. Please refer to Announcement Letter 196-068 dated April 2, 1996 for further details. The 9910 is fully compatible with the Internal Battery Feature (IBF). The 9910 Local UPS is compatible with G4 models whose total Kilowatt load does not exceed 5 KW.

(#6150, #6152, #6153) External Time Reference (ETR)

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

  • ETR Master Card (#6150)

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

    • Minimum - 0; Maximum - 1

  • ETR Dual Port Card (#6152)

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

    • Minimum - 0; Maximum - 1

  • ETR External Cable (#6153)

    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.

    • Minimum - 0; Maximum - 1

(#8886, #8887, #8888, #8889, #8890) Primary Power cable options

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

Depending upon geographic locale and voltage preference the following configurations are available:

  • 1.8 meter line cord for Chicago-US only, connectorized (#8886)

  • 4.8 meter line cord, non-Chicago-US only, connectorized (#8887)

  • 4.8 meter line cord, non-US, cut end (#8888)

  • 1.8 meter line cord-480 volt option for Chicago-US only, connectorized (not available for 9672 R1 or 9674 C01 models) (#8889)

  • 4.8 meter line cord-480 volt option, non-Chicago-US only, connectorized (not available for 9672 R1 or 9674 C01 models) (#8890)

  • Order (1) feature only (each feature has one pair of line cords)

Additional Features

(#0074) HMC

This HMC replaces the currently orderable HMC (#0073). This HMC has a DVD drive, ethernet and token ring capabilities built in.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 4
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The 3270 HMC PCI feature (#0036) and the WAC feature (#0038) are not available with this HMC.
  • Customer Setup: No
  • Limitations: None

(#0876) TKE with Token Ring and 4758 PCI Card

This TKE replaces the currently orderable TKE (#0866). This TKE has a DVD drive built in and includes a 17" monitor.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Prerequisites: feature number 0800
  • Corequisites: For z800, z900: #0875; For 7060: #0825; For 9672/4: #0835
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: No
  • Limitations: None

(#0879) TKE with Ethernet and 4758 PCI Card

This TKE replaces the currently orderable TKE (#0869). This TKE has a DVD drive built in and includes a 17" monitor.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 1
  • Prerequisites: feature number 0800
  • Corequisites: For z800, z900: #0875; For 7060: #0825; For 9672/4: #0835
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: No
  • Limitations: None

(#6092) 17" Business Black Monitor

This monitor or #6093 is required with #0074.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 4
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: No
  • Limitations: None

(#6093) 21" Business Black Monitor

This monitor or #6092 is required with #0074.

  • Maximum Number of Features: 4
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: No
  • Limitations: None

Feature Exchanges

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

 
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