Family 9672+06 IBM System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 5

IBM United States Sales Manual
Revised:  June 30, 2009.

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Product Life Cycle Dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
9672-RA6 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-RB6 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-RC6 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-RD6 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-RX6 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-R06 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-R16 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-R26 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-R36 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-R46 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-R56 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-R66 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-R76 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-R86 1998/05/071998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-R96 1998/05/071998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-T16 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-T26 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-YX6 1998/09/011998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-Y16 1998/10/201998/11/20 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-Y26 1998/10/201998/11/20 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-Y36 1998/10/201998/11/20 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-Y46 1998/10/201998/11/20 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-Y56 1998/10/201998/11/20 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-Y66 1998/10/201998/11/20 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-Y76 1998/09/011998/09/25 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-Y86 1998/09/011998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31
9672-Y96 1998/06/231998/09/30 2003/12/312010/12/31

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Abstract

The Generation 5(TM) S/390(R) Parallel Enterprise Server models are made up of 26 general purpose and one Coupling Facility model that exploit the latest IBM Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology up to 2.0 times the performance of the corresponding G5 models. The 9672 R06 is a more powerful Coupling Facility which can be upgraded to other G5 models. 9674 C04 and C05 CFs can upgrade to 9672 R06s. All G5s offer substantial performance and functional and feature options over previous generations of CMOS and bipolar Systems. Functions and features such as IEEE Floating Point, TDES cryptography with dual with cryptographic coprocessors, FIbre CONnection channels (FICON) (TM), Internal Coupling channels, integrated Cluster Bus coupling connections and Fast Ethernet connections are available on G5 models. G5's design excellence balances processors, memory and I/O connectivity optimizing them for Enterprise computing. Memory and I/O bandwidth has increased over 100% from previous CMOS servers. New architecture, tailored to TCP/IP performance improvements, makes G5 servers extremely powerful and scalable commercial Web Servers. in addition to the new optional Fibre Channel, G5 Servers will also support Geoplexes and new Open Systems Adapter-2 technology. parallel Sysplex cluster technologies also have added flexibility, performance and connectivity.

Model Abstract 9672-RA6

The IBM 9672 Model RA6 is a standard model that has 6 Processing Units, 1 CP, 1 standard and 0 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 1GB minimum and 12GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-R16

The IBM 9672 Model R16 is a standard model that has 6 Processing Units, 1 CP, 1 standard and 1 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 1GB minimum and 12GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-RB6

The IBM 9672 Model RB6 is a standard model that has 6 Processing Units, 2 CPs, 1 standard and 1 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 1GB minimum and 12GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-R26

The IBM 9672 Model R26 is a standard model that has 6 Processing Units, 2 CPs, 1 standard and 1 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 1GB minimum and 12GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-RC6

The IBM 9672 Model RC6 is a standard model that has 6 Processing Units, 3 CPs, 1 standard and 1 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 1GB minimum and 12GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-RD6

The IBM 9672 Model RD6 is a standard model that has 6 Processing Units, 4 CPs, 1 standard and 0 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 1GB minimum and 12GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-T16

The IBM 9672 Model T16 is a standard model that has 12 Processing Units, 1 CP, 2 standard and 0 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 2GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-T26

The IBM 9672 Model T26 is a standard model that has 12 Processing Units, 2 CP, 2 standard and 0 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 2GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-R36

The IBM 9672 Model R36 is a standard model that has 8 Processing Units, 3 CPs, 1 standard and 2 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 2GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-R46

The IBM 9672 Model R46 is a standard model that has 8 Processing Units, 4 CPs, 1 standard and 3 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 2GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-R56

The IBM 9672 Model R56 is a standard model that has 8 Processing Units, 5 CPs, 1 standard and 4 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 2GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-R66

The IBM 9672 Model R66 is a standard model that has 8 Processing Units, 6 CPs, 1 standard and 4 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 2GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-R76

The IBM 9672 Model R76 is a standard model that has 12 Processing Units, 7 CPs, 2 standard and 2 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 2GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-R86

The IBM 9672 Model R86 is a standard model that has 12 Processing Units, 8 CPs, 2 standard and 1 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 2GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-R96

The IBM 9672 Model R96 is a standard model that has 12 Processing Units, 9 CPs, 2 standard and 0 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 2GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-RX6

The IBM 9672 Model RX6 is a standard model that has 12 Processing Units, 10 CPs, 2 standard and 0 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 2GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-Y16

The IBM 9672 Model Y16 is a turbo model that has 12 Processing Units, 1 CP, 2 standard and 0 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 5GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-Y26

The IBM 9672 Model Y26 is a turbo model that has 12 Processing Units, 2 CPs, 2 standard and 0 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 5GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-Y36

The IBM 9672 Model Y36 is a turbo model that has 12 Processing Units, 3 CPs, 2 standard and 0 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 5GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-Y46

The IBM 9672 Model Y46 is a turbo model that has 12 Processing Units, 4 CPs, 2 standard and 0 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 5GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-Y56

The IBM 9672 Model Y56 is a turbo model that has 12 Processing Units, 5 CPs, 2 standard and 4 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 5GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-Y66

The IBM 9672 Model Y66 is a turbo model that has 12 Processing Units, 6 CPs, 2 standard and 3 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 5GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-Y76

The IBM 9672 Model Y76 is a turbo model that has 12 Processing Units, 7 CPs, 2 standard and 2 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 8GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-Y86

The IBM 9672 Model Y86 is a turbo model that has 12 Processing Units, 8 CPs, 2 standard and 1 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 8GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-Y96

The IBM 9672 Model Y96 is a turbo model that has 12 Processing Units, 9 CPs, 2 standard and 0 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 8GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-YX6

The IBM 9672 Model YX6 is a turbo model that has 12 Processing Units, 10 CPs, 2 standard and 0 optional System-Assist Processors (SAPs), and 8GB minimum and 24GB maximum Processor storage.

Model Abstract 9672-R06

The IBM 9672 Model R06 is a coupling facility model. Every R06, 1way to 10way, has a spare Processing Unit. All R06s have a single System-Assist Processor (SAP).
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Highlights

  • Twenty-six S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 5 models.

  • A S/390 Flexible 9672 Coupling Facility model--the 9672 R06, upgradeable from 9674 C04 and C05 models, which, when maximally configured, scales to over 100% more throughput than prior Coupling Facility models.

  • Field installable upgrade paths from the Parallel Enterprise server models R3, G3, and G4 models to the new Parallel Enterprise server Generation 5 models.

  • Up to 24GB server memory in granular increments.

  • Dual path Cryptographic Coprocessors with new function, now packaged within the G5 Multi Chip Module (MCM), standard.

  • I/O infrastructure and communications bandwidth has been doubled over prior S/390 processors and servers; introduction of FIbre CONnections (FICON) (TM) channels.

  • Improvements in Parallel Sysplex performance and scalability.

  • Further improvements in operating simplicity

  • S/390 instructions for IEEE Floating Point, providing 16 floating point registers.

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Description

Performance Advantages

The G5 servers provide excellent scalability in terms of additional performance benefit as the number of processors increases. In general, the performance of the G5 is approximately 1.8 to 2.4 times the performance of the corresponding G4 Model. A 9672 model R16 is 1.75 to 1.9 times the performance of a model 9672 R15. In general, the performance of the G5 is approximately 1.7 to 2.4 times the performance of the corresponding ES/9000-9021 711 based model.

The following performance comparison is based upon the 9672 model R16:

9672-RA6   0.75
9672-RB6   1.45
9672-R16   1.0
9672-R26   1.85 - 1.9
9672-RC6   2.6  - 2.8
9672-RD6   3.35 - 3.65
9672-T16   1.05 - 1.11
9672-T26   2
9672-R36   2.85 - 3.00
9672-R46   3.65 - 3.95
9672-R56   4.4  - 4.7
9672-R66   5.1  - 5.75
9672-R76   5.6  - 6.45
9672-R86   6.0  - 7.1
9672-R96   6.4  - 7.65
9672-RX6   6.75 - 8.2
9672-Y16   1.3  -
9672-Y26   2.4  - 2.5
9672-Y36   3.4  - 3.6
9672-Y46   4.3  - 4.7
9672-Y56   5.2  - 5.8
9672-Y66   6.0  - 6.8
9672-Y76   6.7  - 7.65
9672-Y86   7.35 - 8.4
9672-Y96   7.7  - 9.1
9672-YX6   8.05 - 9.75
 

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).

S/390 Parallel Enterprise Generation 5 Server--Design Excellence

Enhanced Generation 5 CMOS Bi-nodal Processor Sets:

G5 processors utilize CMOS 6X technology to pack approximately 4 million circuits on a 14.6mm chip. G5 processor sets have 6 Processor Units supported by a Storage Control chip, 4 Storage Data chips and 2 Memory Bus Adapter chips. The largest models have 2 sets of 6 PUs each which can support up to a 10 Way Multi-Processor and 2 System-Assist Processors (SAPs)--dedicated I/O processors.

The chip count on the Generation 5 MultiChip Module (MCM) was reduced from Generation 4 from 30 to 29. Securely enclosed within the module are two dual path Crypto Chips and the System Clock (Clk) chip. These 3 chips, along with the 13 (1 processor set) or 26 chips (2 processor sets) are mounted using IBM's Controlled Collapse Chip Connection (C4) technology on advanced ceramic substrates.

The G5 processor set design eliminates bottlenecks and contention of previous CMOS and BiPolar designs. G5 has a new System "nest" structure that uses three system busses an improvement over G4's single system bus that handles address, data and controls for memory fetches. The cache structure of G5 is also improved. G5 has 256 KB of Level 1 cache on each PU. G5's large on chip L1 cache increases the L1 cache hit success ratio for most workloads. Backing G5's larger L1's is a larger and improved Level 2 cache located on the SD chips. The Processor sets have 4 MB of shared Level 2 cache, 1 MB on each of the SD chips in a processor set. L2 cache is shared on 6 PUs in two G5 sets, an improvement over the G4 design of sharing L2 across 3 PUs in 4 sets. The G5 System design having up to 8 Mbytes of L2 cache (2 sets) eliminates the the need for Bus Switching Network (BSN) chips that comprised an additional cache level (sometimes called an L 2.5) that was part of CMOS G3-G4 System designs. The G5 memory line size has also been increased to 256 bytes to allow additional prefetching. G5's cache access improvements, contention elimination and cycle time improvements (approximately 20% over G4 models) combine to increase performance over G4 and 711 based models (see previous section--Performance Advantages).

The use of a Branch History Table (BHT) enables G5s to have more throughput than G4s. CMOS integration and the integration of processor elements in the single PU chip, with a larger balanced cache structure enables G5 Systems to have more throughput than 9021 711 based processors. G5 processors have much less variability of throughput for different workloads than G4 processors. The streamlined balanced design of G5 processor sets significantly reduces queue effects that limits BiPolar or CMOS (high end) processor performance.

Generation 5 Processor sets can utilize up to 24 Self Timed Interface (STI) busses to gather or send data. The STI bandwidth of 333MB/sec bidirectional allows data to be moved to and from the System in a fast and efficient manner. G5's can have up to 24 GB of storage, giving customers the ability of having large amounts of central memory (Level 3) to support up to 15 LPARS.

Reduced Cost of Computing

The S/390 G5 Parallel Enterprise Server 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 ES/9000 or comparable non-IBM systems can see up to 97% savings in energy costs (including power and cooling), up to 65% in service and maintenance costs, and more than 91% in floor space requirements. Low energy requirements leads to economies in facilities infrastructure. This may avoid machine room expansion, additional power distribution retrofits, and additional heat exchanger burden. The universal electrical primary source capability of IBM's new servers accommodate direct attachment to any electrical utility worldwide.

Increased Server Storage Capability to 24 GB:

IBM leads the industry by offering up to 24 GBs of server storage capability on the new S/390 G5 Servers and Coupling Facility R06 model. This enhances the ability to balance S/390 G5 system resources with the performance of the processor sets. 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.

Generation 5 Memory Structure - Capacity and Additions

Generation 5 models use 1 GB, 2 GB, 3 GB, 4 GB and 6 GB memory cards. Models RA6, R16, RB6, R26, RC6 and RD6 always have 2 cards. Models R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, R86, R96, RX6 and Y*6 have 4 cards. Model R06 has either 2 or 4 cards depending on the number of CF engines or ICF's. Model R06 with 1 to 4 ICF's has 2 cards and an R06 with 5 to 10 ICF's has 4 cards. Models R16 and R26 normally have 2 cards; if feature #7995 is ordered for Capacity Backup capability these models will be configured with 4 cards.

The maximum memory for any G5 model is achieved using 6 GB cards. Systems with 2 cards have a 12GB maximum; those with 4 cards have a 24GB maximum.

Minimum memory configuration is determined by using one half of the smallest memory increment (the 1GB card) capacity. Systems with 2 cards have a 1 GB minimum and systems with 4 cards have a 2 GB minimum.

Memory granularity has been increased; when a maximum memory option of a physical card is reached, cards must be swapped out for larger capacity cards. LIC upgrades require an IML to initialize the new increment of memory and identify the feature properly in the Vital Product Data.

The following table identifies memory increments and physical boundaries. All values are in GBs.

   Total System Memory Capacity of 2 Card Models
 
 | Capacity of    | Amount of        | (NOTE) |
 | Physical Card  | Memory available |        |
 | (GB)           |                  |        |
 |   1            |     1.0          |        |
 |   1            |     1.5          |        |
 |   1            |     2.0          |  (1)   |
 |   2            |     2.5          |        |
 |   2            |     3.0          |        |
 |   2            |     3.5          |        |
 |   2            |     4.0          |  (1)   |
 |   3            |     5            |        |
 |   3            |     6            |  (1)   |
 |   4            |     7            |        |
 |   4            |     8            |  (1)   |
 |   6            |    10            |        |
 |   6            |    12            |  (1)   |
 |                |                  |        |
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 |  Total System Memory Capacity of 4 Card Models:
 |                |                  |        |
 | Capacity of    |   Amount of      | (NOTE) |
 | Physical Card  | Memory available |        |
 | (GB)           |                  |        |
 |   1            |     2.0          |        |
 |   1            |     2.5          |        |
 |   1            |     3.0          |        |
 |   1            |     3.5          |        |
 |   1            |     4.0          |  (1)   |
 |   2            |     5            |        |
 |   2            |     6            |        |
 |   2            |     7            |        |
 |   2            |     8            |  (1)   |
 |   3            |    10            |        |
 |   3            |    12            |  (1)   |
 |   4            |    16            |  (1)   |
 |   6            |    20            |        |
 |   6            |    24            |  (1)   |
 
Note: (1) Boundary point: additional memory capacity requires a
hardware replacement.
 

For stocking and service flexibility a larger memory card may be used to replace a smaller one; Licensed Internal Code (LIC) establishes a logical equivalent. This Generation 5 memory design is new to 9672's (which previously required identical memory cards to be in all positions). Upgrades from 2 card models to 4 card models may have cards of equal physical size if a memory upgrade is required or cards of 2 different sizes if the total system memory is to remain the same.

All Generation 5 models can use the same memory cards. G5 memory cards have an improved design over any previous S/390 memory cards and use the latest fast 64Mb Synchronous DRAMs.

G5 Memory Value and Improved Design:

G5 memory scales with the number of processors supported. Models RA6-RD6 are configured with 2 memory cards and hence are known as a 2 bus, or 2 card system. Models R36-YX6 are configured with 4 memory cards and are called 4 bus (or 4 card) systems. Model R06 is configured with 2 cards for configurations with 1-4 ICF's and 4 cards for 5-10 ICF's. Cards have various amounts of memory which can be flexibly used for System memory granularity. Total memory can be ordered in the following GB increments: 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24. G5 memory card sizes are 1,2,3,4 and 6 GB. Memory can be upgraded in many cases by microcode. It is only when the maximum size of System memory supported by a given card size is exceeded that an upgrade which swaps out cards for higher capacity cards is required. All memory cards are high performance cards. Each card or Primary Memory Array (PMA) contains 8 CMOS 5S memory adapters, 2 CMOS 6S redrive chips and 64 MB Synchronous DRAM technology. The minimum amount of memory provided with G5 models is 2 to 4 times more than G4 models.

G5 memory design has removed potential bottlenecks which improves throughput and reduces workload variability when compared to G4. The memory interface now handles 4 independent memory requests, one per address bank on the Processor Memory Array (PMA is a card). This speeds data flow. Also by separating the address/command from the data bus potential contention is reduced. Hierarchical Storage Control with the 4 MB L2 in the System Storage Controller (SC) enhances direct controlled memory operations. The SC is designed to support up to 32 GB of main store. This allows expansion of G5's present memory maximum, 24 GB, when required in the future.

The G5 System has approximately 6 GB/sec, 12 GB/sec or 15 GB/sec of memory bandwidth depending on the system model. Models with one processor set (RA6 -RD6) have 6 GB/sec of memory bandwidth. Models with two processor sets (R36 - RX6) have 12 GB/sec of memory bandwidth. The Y*6 models, which run at the fastest cycle time, are supported by 15 GB/sec of memory bandwidth. Advanced 64 Mb memory technology, multiple memory paths, innovative processor design, advanced memory redrive chips, and fast cycle time combine to give the G5 memory superior performance. Processor design innovations include non-blocking cross-point switching and a dedicated Move Page engine, which significantly improves Main-to-Expanded paging performance.

In addition to improvements for performance, G5 memory has reliability and availability improvements compared to either CMOS or bipolar processors. These improvements include the data bus being Error Checking and Correcting (ECC) protected. G5 memory also has the ability to delete and relocate L1 and L2 data. G5 Main Store and Expanded Store has ECC, background scrubbing, and dynamic sparing of L3/L4 memory which provides memory capable of supporting the extremely reliable CMOS PU sets.

I/O Infrastructure

The Generation 5 models all have been designed to eliminate present and future I/O constraints to running intensive workloads. Given the new milestone in CMOS Server performance, Parallel Sysplex installations should insure maximum data rate capability by installation of full speed InterSystem Coupling (ICS) fiber optic links (100 Mbytes/second). These links exploit full configuration ability and maximum flexibility in conformance to world-wide telecommunications standards. The ISC link uses Long Wavelength laser (1300 nm.) Single-mode fiber (SMF) and operates at 106.5 Mbit/second. This technology enables parallel sysplex configurations connections from several meters to distances up to 10 km.

G5's I/O infrastructure's bandwidth has been increased by over 100%.

  • G5's number of STI connections has doubled from G4 with up to 24 STIs now available.

  • The bandwidth of each STI has increased from G4's 250 MB/sec to 333 MB/sec (bidirectional).

G5 is designed to handle the higher bandwidth of the future.

The S/390 FIbre CONnection (FICON) (TM) Channel:

FICON brings to the customer a High-performance I/O channel, optimized for efficiency at high-speed. At the same time, it provides customers with investment protection, system balance, and coexistence with today's parallel, ESCON TM, OSA, and clustering link technologies. This is an evolutionary step for S/390 - not one of revolution. FICON takes advantage of the ANSI Fibre Channel Standard transport with the introduction of a performance-enhanced S/390 layer.

FICON's high performance can help meet the needs of evolving workloads of network computing, business intelligence, and other new applications. The high performance also supports the improvements in device transfer rates when future FICON-compatible devices are natively-attached to a FICON channel.

Each FICON channel is capable of supporting more than 4000 I/O operations per second, which allows each channel to support the same capacity as up to 8 ESCON channels. The channel link speed is 100 MB per second full duplex compared with 17 MB per second simplex with ESCON links. The full duplex nature of FICON channels permits them to read and write data concurrently on the same link.

FICON channels achieve these capabilities in a manner which also permits intermixing of large and small I/O operations on the same link, a significant enhancement compared with ESCON channels. Configurations can be thought about in a different manner because of the increased I/O rate, increased bandwidth, and multiplexing of mixed workloads.

FICON's high I/O rate and bandwidth permits channel consolidation by increasing total system I/O capacity. This I/O capacity increase permits growth of single images and logical partitions. Up to 12 FICON channel cards are initially supported on G5.

The 9032 Model 005 Director will be the first product to support FICON through the use of a bridge card and is intended to provide investment protection for currently installed ESCON control units. Up to 16 bridge cards will be supported on a single 9032 Model 005, with each card capable of supporting up to 8 concurrent ESCON control unit connections. Control units can be connected to the system using both FICON (through the bridge card) and ESCON, preserving the customer's investment in all ESCON Directors, as well as the investment in the existing fiber infrastructure. In addition, the performance-enhanced S/390 layer preserves the investment in software which creates channel programs, for control units attached through the bridge card and future natively- attached FICON control units.

The new FICON channels are bigger and faster, supporting the characteristics of both existing and evolving workloads as well as the higher-speeds of new and future devices. But FICON is not just a bigger, faster channel. FICON doesn't provide you with more channels, it provides you with better channels that improve system balance while permitting single image or partition growth, and support mixed workloads on the same channel.

With their improved capabilities, the new FICON channels enable easier Server Consolidation, New Application Growth, large Business Intelligence queries, and exploitation of Network Computing.

G5 Parallel Sysplex Improvements

The Generation 5 CMOS Servers offer the most substantial cluster technology enhancements of any IBM S/390 server introduced to date. The G5 Server Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) is the most powerful CF Uni- processor yet and is key to the Parallel Sysplex technology integration strategy. The new 9672 R06 standalone coupling facility is the most powerful CF in terms of uni-processor and CEC capacity, as it supports up to 10 ICF processors. The R06 is directly upgradeable to 9672 G5 Server models; it also supports the new Integrated Cluster Bus (ICB). The ICB is the core of the Parallel Sysplex Integrated Cluster, offering both improved CF interconnect bandwidth and dramatically reduced command latency to/from the CF. With the ICB technology, IBM S/390 clustered systems will be able to scale in capacity without incurring additional overhead as the individual processors increase in engine speed with each successive processor generation. The G5 Server also introduces support for the Internal Coupling channel (IC), which is a Licensed Internal Code supported "linkless" coupling channel between CF LPARs and OS/390 LPARs on the same CEC. The IC eliminates the overhead associated with LPAR-simulation of CF Coupling links previously supported via the Internal Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF). Other significant Parallel Sysplex enhancements introduced on the G5 Servers include the Enhanced Parallel Sysplex Clock functions, introducing new instructions supporting a sysplex-wide unique store clock function and support for setting different local TOD values on separate sysplexes connected to the same ETR enabling Multi-CEC Year 2000 Sysplex testing.

Internal Coupling Channels:

Internal Coupling Channel (IC)

The G5 Server introduces support for the Internal Coupling channel (IC), which is a micro coded "linkless" coupling channel between CF LPARs and OS/390 LPARs on the same CEC. This enhancement eliminates the overhead associated with LPAR-simulation of CF coupling links previously supported via the Internal Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF) enabling a potential performance benefit. Additionally, the IC has significant value beyond the performance characteristics. That is, LPARs using ICs to communicate internally within a CEC (either CF LPARs or OS/390 partitions) can simultaneously use HiPerLinks or ICBs to communicate with CFs or OS/390 systems external to the CEC. This flexibility eliminates the need to "wrap" a coupling link to the same CEC to communicate internally if external communication from the same partition is also required. Hence, the restrictions associated with ICMF are eliminated and internal communication performance to the CFCC LPAR ICF is greatly improved. The IC offers a performance benefit over the use of ICBs when OS/390 and the CF partition that it communicates with reside within the same CEC (and is therefore the channel of choice for this type of configuration). OS/390 support for this function was delivered via APAR OW28460 (and above).

The Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) in G5 servers will eventually be able to use the Internal Coupling (IC) channel to communicate between CF or ICF logical partitions and an OS/390 logical partition within a system. Model G5s using an IC channel instead of a HiPerLink channel, installations may improve overall performance of workloads in a Parallel Sysplex by up to 5%. The G5 ICF, whether configured within a G5 System or as a standalone 9672 R06, is the most powerful uniprocessor used for a Coupling Facility to date. The ICF within a G5 Server is key to the Parallel Sysplex Technology integration strategy. The ability to combine up to 10 ICFs within a 9672 R06 creates the largest capacity CF available. ICs have excellent performance, of up to 6 GB/sec, and can run both test and production workloads. The IC is not limited to ICFs, and can also reduce the dependency on the Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF). Up to 32 coupling connections can be supported by G5 models. ICs can use heretofore hidden CHPIDs (physically blocked), a significant value and benefit to customers nearing the 256 CHPID limit.

Finally, the IC has significant value beyond its performance characteristics; LPARs using ICs to communicate internally within a CEC (either CF LPARs or OS/390 partitions) can simultaneously use External Coupling Links or ICBs to communicate with CFs or OS/390 systems external to the CEC. This flexibility eliminates the need to "wrap" a coupling link to the same CEC to communicate internally, if external communication from the same partition is also required. This capability removes the restrictions associated with ICMF, and improves internal communication performance to the CFCC LPAR, or ICF.

Inter System Channel (HiPerLink) Enhancements:

Single mode (SM) HiPerLinks have now been qualified to be used up to 10 km, (equivalent to FICON). An RPQ is available for distances up to 20 km. HiperLinks can pass data up to 100 MB/sec.

Enhanced Parallel Sysplex Clock Function

Enhanced Parallel Sysplex Clock function will eventually be available, including:

  1. Enhanced Parallel Sysplex Clock function

    A 128 bit TIME OF DAY (TOD) clock, to enable sufficient clock resolution for future servers; without this facility, future S/390 servers would be constrained in how fast they are allowed to process instructions which return a unique TOD clock value. Another benefit of the 128-bit TOD is that it returns a Sysplex unique store clock, useful to applications requiring a unique value, such as a time stamp, across the sysplex. Note: 64 bit TOD continues to be supported (existing applications will not be impacted by this improvement). The OS/390 support for this function will ship as APAR OW28556 on OS/390 Version 1 Release 3 and higher; without this OS/390 support, the time value is not sysplex-wide unique and the only program access to the timing facility is directly via the new instruction, not via system services.

  2. LPAR Sysplex ETR support, to enable customers to run different sysplexes on the same hardware platform with each sysplex using a different time zone. This capability enables Year 2000 testing on multiple CEC Sysplexes. Also, via a common ETR, this function allows customers to attach separate CECs operating at different local TODs, to operate off the same ETR.

Integrated Cluster Bus (ICB)

The ICB is the core of the Parallel Sysplex Integrated Cluster, offering both improved CF interconnect bandwidth and dramatically reduced command latency to/from the CF. The ICB is fully supported by the Multiple Image Facility (MIF). With the ICB technology, IBM S/390 clustered systems will be able to scale in capacity without incurring additional overhead as the individual processors increase in engine speed with each successive processor generation. This feat is accomplished by implementing the coupling link protocols directly in hardware and exploiting an Self Timed Interface (STI) to STI memory bus interconnect between G5 CECs in the Integrated Cluster.

Next to the data rate of the linkless IC is the ICB. The ICB uses G5's 333 MB/sec STI to perform the S/390 coupling communication between G5 Servers. Highly integrated with very few parts the ICB is extremely reliable. Compared to a HiPerLink the ICB is a higher performing link. The 10 meter ICB cable can be used between G5 systems up to approximately 7 meters. By enabling data packets to efficiently be identified, processed and stored directly into memory the ICB is able to effectively utilize most of the high bandwidth of the STI bus (effectively 280 MB/sec of the 333 MB/sec bandwidth). The data rate improves performance by reducing the latency of synchronous send messages. This reduction in latency reduces the time a processor is idle and improves Parallel Sysplex performance, resulting in improved workload throughput. When compared to HiPerLinks ICB's, may reduce the overhead associated with coupling Systems in a Parallel Sysplex up to 3%. For example, a Parallel Sysplex incorporating a G5, with the majority of applications participating in data sharing with HiPerLinks running at 90% efficiency may be improved to 92% by use of ICB's, compared to HiPerLinks on G5. ICBs are bi-directional. ICBs will significantly reduce the the cost of entry and improve the scaling of capacity in Parallel Sysplexes.

Model R06 has up to 24 STIs to connect ICBs, with a resultant reduction in the available number of channels, as ICB usage increases. The following tables identify the use of ICB's, the number of CHPID's that are reserved by their use, the remaining STI's that can be used to connect to I/O cages, and the ESCON channel maximum.

Maximum Configurations with ICB Connections: Models RA6-RD6: Models RA6, R16, RB6, R26, RC6 and RD6 have 12 STIs. Six STIs are reserved for channels, allowing these models a maximum of six ICBs.

Maximum Configurations with ICB Connections: Models R36-YX6: Models R36, through YX6 have 24 STIs. Six STIs are reserved for channels, allowing these models a maximum of 18 ICBs.

The following table identifies the relationship between ICBs, STIs and channels.

 | # of |# of ICB|# of STI's |ESCON max.  | NOTES |
 | ICB's|Reserved|for other  |# of Chan.  |       |
 |      |CHPIDs  |Attachment |/Domains    |       |
 | -----|--------|-----------|------------|-------|
 |  0   |    0   |     24    | 256        |(1) (2)|
 |  1   |    4   |     20    | 252        |    (2)|
 |  2   |    4   |     20    | 252        |    (2)|
 |  3   |    4   |     20    | 252        |    (2)|
 |  4   |    4   |     20    | 252        |    (2)|
 |  5   |    8   |     16    | 248        |    (2)|
 |  6   |    8   |     16    | 248        |(4) (2)|
 |  7   |    8   |     16    | 248        |    (3)|
 |  8   |    8   |     16    | 248        |    (3)|
 |  9   |   12   |     12    | 244        |    (3)|
 | 10   |   12   |     12    | 244        |    (3)|
 | 11   |   12   |     12    | 244        |    (3)|
 | 12   |   12   |     12    | 244        |    (3)|
 | 13   |   16   |      8    | 240        |    (3)|
 | 14   |   16   |      8    | 240        |    (3)|
 | 15   |   16   |      8    | 240        |    (3)|
 | 16   |   16   |      8    | 240        |    (3)|
 | 17   |   20   |      4    | 216/8 Dom. |    (3)|
 | 18   |   20   |      4    | 192/8 Dom. |(5) (3)|
 | 19   |   20   |      4    | 160/6 Dom. |    (6)|
 | 20   |   20   |      4    | 128/4 Dom. |    (6)|
 | 21   |   24   |      0    |  96/4 Dom. |    (6)|
 | 22   |   24   |      0    |  64/2 Dom. |    (6)|
 | 23   |   24   |      0    |  32/1 Dom. |    (6)|
 | 24   |   24   |      0    |   0        |    (6)|
 

Notes:

(1) Minimum ICB configuration
(2) This configuration applies to Models RA6 through YX6
(3) This configuration applies to Models R36 through YX6
(4) Maximum configuration applies to Models RA6 through RD6
(5) Maximum applicable for Models R36 through YX6
(6) Model R06 with 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ICFs only, or special plugging rules are required.

Four ESCON channels may be reduced by 1 OSA-2 or 4 Parallel channels. Max number of Parallel = 96, Parallel/ESCON/FICON = 256. ESCON channel quantities are also reduced by HiPerLinks, ICs, and ICBs.

One ISC Adapter card blocks 4 CHPID's; each HiPerLink card uses 1 CHPID: (4 ICB's use as many CHPID's as 4 coupling links.

An IC uses 2 CHPID's--one for sending and one for receiving

In summary, all Generation 5 models can have up to 32 coupling connections. Models RA6-RD6 can have up to a maximum of 6 ICB's. Models R36-YX6 can have up to 18 ICB's. Model R06, a dedicated coupling model with no ESCON, FICON, Parallel, or OSA-2 channels, can have up to 24 ICB's. A total of 32 links in combination of HiPerLinks, ICB's and IC's is possible on any G5.

Coupling Facility--Options

An IBM Coupling Facility (CF) is always defined as a PR/SM LPAR partition. For a 9674 or a 9672-R06, only coupling-facility partitions may be defined. For all other 9672 machine types, both OS/390 and CF (i.e., sender and receiver) partitions may be defined on the same machine. Sender and receiver partitions may additionally be defined as enabled for the Integration Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF).

Depending on the 9672 model, the CF processors defined to a particular CF partition may be dedicated internal-coupling-facility (ICF) processors, dedicated central processors (CPs), shared CPs, or dedicated ICF processors and shared CPs (dynamic ICF expansion). When CPs are defined, the customer is subject to software charges for all MSUs or the models software group, including the engines which may be doing the coupling activity. ICF processors are not subject to this charge.

There are four types of coupling links available, depending on the machine type and model: ISC, HiPerLink, ICBs, and ICMF links. The choice of links is dependent on configuration, distance, and performance requirements. ICMF links may only be used when the sender and receiver partitions are both enabled for ICMF and they are on the same physical machine. In this configuration, no other coupling links are available for these partitions.

Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) Value (#0991)

The ICF, which utilizes a spare Processor Unit (PU), can be a Coupling Facility option. ICF, introduced on G3, extended on G4 in quantity and function, grows in value with its implementation on G5. ICF is available on models RA6, RB6, RC6, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, R86, Y56, Y66, Y76, 1 Y86; FC0991 can also be configured on CBU special models T16, T26, Y16, Y26, Y36, and Y46. As of 03/99, Models RD6, R9X, and Y9X will be able to have 1 ICF (using the spare PU) Observe that the Model R06 Coupling Facility has feature codes 7971 through 7980 identify the number of ICFs on the R06; if an R06 is converted to a 9672 server, the CF ICFs are redefined as Feature 0991. All models have at least (1) ICF except G5 models that have no extra spare PUs (models RX6 and YX6 have 0 ICF's). In April of 1998 the maximum number of ICFs on G3/G4 was increased to 4 (based on number of PUs not used). G5 can have more ICFs than either G3 or G4. Up to 7 ICFs in the R36 and up to 10 on the R06 can be configured. Effective March 1999, the maximum number of ICFs has been increased to 8; models RD6 and R96 will have the option of being configured with 1 ICF (no spare PU).

Dynamic ICF Expansion across ICFs

(One partition with dedicated & shared ICFs)

This new function is an enhancement to the Dynamic ICF Expansion item available on G4/ G5 procesors. With this enhancement customers will be able to both dedicate ICF(s) to a partition and share ICF(s) across this and other CF partitions in order to more efficiently utilize ICF resources across production, test and backup CF partitions. Changes are required in LPAR and the service element to support the ability to define shared and dedicated ICFs to the same partition. Enhanced Dynamic ICF expansion builds on the support required for 2 shared pools (CPs and ICFs): Shared ICF Processors on a 9672-R*6 or Y*6. As the uni-and single system performance have increased, it is more desirable for customers to run more workloads from additional images on the same server. IBM has already provided this capability with shared CPs; customer feedback has driven the requirement for like function with shared ICFs.

Shared ICF Processors on a 9672-R*6, Y*6

This new function allows ICFs to be defined as shared processors in an LPAR partition on the same server that has the potential for an OS/390 partition. Currently, CPs may be shared between any partitions, and ICFs may be shared in 9672-R06 partitions, but ICFs may not be shared when an OS/390 partition may also be defined. Given IBM's strategy towards all CF partitions using ICFs, it is necessary to support shared ICFs in this configuration to allow the same functions as when CPs are defined.

A significant number of installations define both a production and a test CF partition on the same machine, with processors shared between the two (with the production CF having a higher weight). As more workloads are enabled for full availability using ICF partitions on a CPC (with one or more OS/390 partitions) more installations may be constrained to one CF partition.

RMF supports multiple CP types, reported via Diagnose 204 and 224; SPEs will be available 06/99. An upcoming architecture will define 1-byte codes for CP types (general purpose & ICF) so that the partition data report can separate out the two shared pools of processors (physical and logical).

Shared ICFs on G5 servers will be available starting March 31, 1999.

Shared ICF's are required in order to nondisruptively add ICF's to future configurations with CUoD. Adding ICFs nondisruptively Beginning 03/31/99, G5 will allow use of the last spare PU. For most models, this capability increases the quantity of Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) features or additional Systems Assist Processor (SAP) features. CPs, ICFs and SAPs use a common PU. Ten way processors (RX6 and YX6) will continue to have no spare, ICF or additional SAPS as all PUs are used for 10 CPs and 2 standard SAPs. Models that can now have an ICF or an additional SAP that could not previously are the RD6, R96 and Y96.

Note: As of 06/30/99, all models that can be ordered with Feature #1998 and Feature #7990 (12 PU MCM) will be configured with 2 SAPs as standard, to assist non-disruptive upgrades from models R36, R46, R56, R66, to models R76, R86, R96, or RX6. to a shared pool of ICFs is enabled with code beginning June 30, 1999.

Special Configuration Fast Activation (CBU Fast Activate):

For customers with a valid Attachment for S/390 Emergency Backup Upgrade in place and the appropriate Capacity Backup features identified (engines are identified by Feature #7994, Feature #7995 or Feature #7996 depending on model) starting March 31, 1999, an option to electronically activate their Capacity Backup Configuration will be available.

Note: Activation of CBU by a test diskette or by a CE with a diskette from IBM Poughkeepsie Product Engineering will continue to be a valid activation option.

Note: Secure accounts will require an IBM Service Representative on site for activation of the CBU function.

G5 Technology Excellence: Capacity Upgrades on Demand

Capacity Upgrades on Demand Available on most G5 servers 06/30/99, Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD) function provides the ability to add one or more Central Processors (CP's) or shared Internal Coupling Facilities (ICFs) non-disruptively. CP(s) can be added to the G5 Server with no system power down and no associated re-IML/IPLs. Initially CUoD will non-disruptively add processing capacity to OS/390 and VM/ESA native configurations and shared CP PR/SM partitions only. With CUoD it is possible to only add Processor Unit(s) (PUs). Removing a Processor Unit (PU) is disruptive today and will continue to be disruptive.

The Capacity Upgrade on Demand function is based on new S/390 Configuration Reporting Architecture. Configuration Reporting architecture provides detailed information on system wide changes to the number of configured CPs, system serial number, plant of mfg., CPU address, and other information. Key to the functioning of CUoD is a new instruction. The Store System Information (STSI) instruction provides the ability for the operating system and the application software to dynamically determine the processing capacity of the S/390 server. The powerful Store System Information instruction can provide reporting of information on the general system, on all CPs, on a single CP, System serial numbers, functional characteristics, quantity and multiprocessor related data, information on LPAR and VM guest support. Disclosure of the STSI Instruction to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) will commence in 1H 1999.

If a second Crypto coprocessor is required, such as models RA6 and R16 (which utilize one crypto coprocessor), an IML is necessary to enable the second crypto coprocessor (if the RA6 has upgraded to a RB6 or an R16 has upgraded to a R26).

Groundrules: CUoD will not be applicable:

  • If the model is not running OS/390 Release 1 or higher, with APAR OW37091 or VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2 or higher with required APAR VM62075.

    Note: OS/390 with APAR OW37091 does not support CUoD as a VM guest unless the VM APAR VM62075 is applied to VM.

  • If a model requires an engine size or cycle time change from the existing model: For example an RA6 can not upgrade to an R16, nor can an R16 upgrade to a RB6. Examples of nondisruptive, valid upgrades are: RA6 to RB6; R16 to R26, RC6 to RD6; T16 to T26, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, R86, R96, RX6; R36 to R46, R56, R66; R76 to R86, R96, RX6; Y16 to Y26, Y36, Y46, Y56, Y66, Y76, Y86, Y96, YX6; refer to the Plan-Ahead Planning Guide for more paths.

  • If a new MCM is required: MCM boundaries are:

    1. RD6 (top of the 6 PU module)

    2. R66 (top of the 8 PU module), Note this exclusion can be lifted by use of Feature 7990, 12 PU "super-sizer", and Feature 1998.

    3. RX6 (top of 12 PU)

    4. YX6 (top of G5 family)

    Upgrades that cross MCM boundaries will still be available after the CUoD function is enabled; an MCM change will continue to be disruptive.

  • If a second Crypto coprocessor is added; this applies to models RA6 and R16. An IML is necessary to enable the second Crypto coprocessor

  • If an additional SAP must be added: This only affects the R36, R46, R56 and R66 when upgrading to a R76, R86, R96 or RX6. If a second SAP has been added prior to upgrading, the upgrade can be concurrent. Also, feature 7990 and feature 1998 allow models R36, R46, R56, and R66 to be upgraded to models R76, R86, R96 and RX6 using CUoD .

  • If a logical processing unit is added to an LPAR partition: LPAR partitions must be deactivated and the partition redefined to add a logical processor. Then the partition must be reactivated and the applications re-IPL'ed without affecting other partitions.

Installations must also understand that Memory and I/O must be planned in advance to avoid outages associated with installing new memory cards or disruptive-type I/O card installation. The Concurrent Conditioning feature, #1999, mitigates disruptions caused by memory and I/O, if followed.

Activation of CUoD function is controlled by IBM. IBM software charges that are based on the capacity of the processor(s), on which the software is installed will be adjusted to the maximum capacity of the processor(s) made available to the installation, after activation of the CUoD function.

Using the Concurrent Conditioning Feature #1999:

Available on new build or upgrades to models R*6, T*6, or Y*6; not applicable to model R06

The Concurrent Conditioning Feature assists customers wishing to exploit the Capacity Upgrade on Demand function by conditioning a G5 for concurrent I/O installation and planning in advance the installation of disruptive additions (for example memory) that would prevent a concurrent upgrade. This involves:

  • Determine the correct MCM from which higher models can be upgraded to.

  • Determine the memory required for additional capacity. MEMORY UPGRADES are disruptive and will continue to be disruptive. Memory requirements must be analyzed. Once the future memory requirement is known then the appropriate memory can be ordered and either pre-installed or else identified to the site that installation of additional memory will be disruptive.

    The following table summarizes the minimum and maximum G5 memory offerings by model:

    • Models RA6 through RD6: Min 1 GB - Max 12 GB
    • Models T16, T26, R36 through RX6: Min 2 GB - Max 24 GB
    • Models Y16 through Y66: Min 5 GB - Max 24 GB
    • Models Y76 through YX6: Min 8 GB - Max 24 GB

  • Analyze Software releases and LIC release schedule. As migration to new releases are disruptive, migrations must be addressed.

The Concurrent Conditioning feature allows the S/390 order process to code a server configuration so that it is properly configured for a future concurrent capacity upgrade. The general rules for this feature follow:

  1. Using the order process configurator to define a future ("T0-BE") configuration.

  2. The TO-BE configuration will specified to include up to 3 I/O cages.

  3. The TO-BE configuration will be determined by first executing the configurator then adding any features that are desired in the TO-BE configuration.

  4. The configurator will then allow the user to process a CURRENT configuration for the server order that is the initial, or starting server configuration.

  5. The features and cables plugged and placed in the CURRENT server configuration, in preparation for the TO-BE configuration will be indicated as: a. hot-pluggable, not hot-pluggable, or not installed, but necessary.

  6. Any feature or cable that is not hot-pluggable must be installed in the CURRENT server configuration, in order to condition the system for the nondisruptive addition of future features.

  7. The CURRENT configuration is determined by subtracting the results of the TO-BE Server configuration, and the results of the CURRENT server configuration, then adding the features that are NOT hot- pluggable/unpluggable.

  8. Features in the CURRENT configuration will be balanced across the I/O cages that are installed.

  9. All cables will be installed, STI to FIBB etc.

  10. The configurator will allow ICFs, SAPs and Memory Features to be over-ridden, if the user opts to install fewer features in the CURRENT configuration, than identified in the TO-BE configuration; if necessary feature counts are overridden, a warning message advises that the upgrade is disruptive when the TO-BE configuration is activated.

  11. Two reports will be provided: a CHPID report for the CURRENT configuration and a PLANNING report for the TO-BE configuration.

  12. TO-BE configurations are available for both New Build and MESs.

  13. MES orders will not re-balance the base configuration.

  14. If the user configures an MES using the Plan-Ahead Upgrade Feature, and does not add any new features to the base system, the only cards or cables moved, added or deleted will be to satisfy the TO-BE configuration.

  15. Certain I/O Feature Exchanges or Feature Conversions may apply to the TO-BE configuration. Refer to the Order Configurator for specific situations.

PR/SM Configurations supporting multiple partitions that share a pool of CPs, support concurrent CP upgrades. PR/SM code, once signalled that one or more CPs have been made available to the configuration will vary them on line, automatically, into the "shared pool" of CPs, and begin full utilization of the added capacity. For example, a pool of 8 physical CPs are shared between 2 LPARs--one LPAR is defined to have 6 logical CPs and the other is defined to have 3 logical CPs (for a total of 9 logical CPs). A physical CP can be added to the active pool of 8 CPs to effectively increase the available sharable pool capacity among the partitions, to 9 CPs.

Use of Last Processing Unit (PU) Spare

As an option to reduce Coupling Facility cost of ownership, the ICF has both characteristics of a 9672 CF and a standalone CF. Because the ICF is a CF partition configured to run on only the spare processor(s) of a 9672, it shares the exclusion of software license charges like the R06 or a 9674. Coupling capacity that does not incur software charges lowers the cost of configuring systems in a Parallel Sysplex. By using the Server's infrastructure (power, cooling, mechanical, memory, logic, service element) for coupling, an ICF reduces the power, cooling and space costs versus what a standalone Coupling Facility such as a 9674 or a R06 would be. An ICF may also have reduced maintenance charges over an earlier generation of standalone Coupling Facility which has thousands of parts to maintain in addition to the Coupling Facility Control Code. The reduced maintenance price of an ICF reflects the lower maintenance required by an ICF, over a Standalone Coupling Facility (9674 or R06).

When using an ICF as a Coupling Facility, it is advantageous to have 2 or more OS/390 partitions to take advantage of continuous operations protection from software outages. Individual OS/390 partitions can be taken down for maintenance or OS/390 release upgrade, without suffering application outage. This is done through data sharing provided by the remaining LPARS in the System.

Dynamic ICF expansion allows an ICF logical partition to acquire additional processing power from a pool of shared CPs executing normal OS/390 production or test work for the system. This has been called an L shaped LPAR for CFs. This capability makes the ICF an ideal backup for either a standalone coupling facility or another Systems ICF(s) which may have more coupling capacity. If an ICF processor fails, even running dedicated, an available spare PU can be dynamically switched in to substitute for the failed processor, transparent to the CFCC Licensed Internal Code running on that processor.

G5's ICF is attractive for both test and production workloads. G5 has improved coupling connections. One in particular, the Internal Coupling (IC) channel is ideal for an ICF coupling to the OS/390 partition(s) inside the same CEC with more efficiency than any other coupling link. The linkless IC couples with more efficiency and in a more cost-effective manner than physical channels because there is no set up for LPAR code or coupling links. The IC reduces the cost of Parallel Sysplex while improving its performance. G5's other new coupling connection, the Integrated Cluster Bus (ICB), has approximately 280 MB/sec bandwidth or 3 times the maximum bandwidth of the improved coupling links on G3 and G4, HiPerLinks. ICBs connecting G5s and the use of ICFs reduce the cost and complexity of Parallel Sysplexes while improving performance.

ICFs are ideal for coupling Resource Sharing, or Systems Enabled Parallel Sysplexes; sysplexes that are not in production data sharing with IMS, DB2 or VSAM/RLS. Simplified systems management can be achieved by using XCF structures versus ESCON Channel to Channel connections. Improved scalability is possible while Systems Enabled when either GRS STAR or RACF is used. With GRS Star, the traditional ring mode protocol for enqueue propagation is replaced by a star topology where the CF (or ICF) is the hub. By using the ICF and GRS STAR, enqueue service times can be reduced up to 10X. RACF can leverage command propagation in a Sysplex to refresh each System's copy of the RACF database. One step further is when RACF caches its entire database in the CF. This provides high speed access to security profiles.

ICFs like either at standalone R06 or a 9674 Coupling Facility, need configuration planning to account for memory and links. ICFs will likely increase memory requirements, especially if software exploits the CF to provide additional function not available except when running a CF in a Parallel Sysplex.

A production Systems Enabled environment with two ICFs will not compromise sysplex availability or integrity. The following is an example of two systems each with an ICF:

 | SYSTEM 1                       SYSTEM 2     |
 |------------------            ---------------|
 |OS/390 Image 1  |   Coupling  |OS/390 Image 2|
 |-------------------============--------------|
 |ICF             |  Connection |ICF           |
 |XCF Signaling   |  (ICB or    |XCF Signaling |
 | Logger Operlog |  HiPerLink) |Logger Logrec |
 | RACF Primary   |             |Shared Tape   |
 | Batch Pipes    |             |RACF Secondary|
 |                |             |GRS           |
 | JES2           |             |              |
 

The combination of an ICF and the following software in a Systems Enabled (Resource Sharing) Parallel Sysplex produces significant benefits to customers without full datasharing as noted in the following table:

  Benefit           | Function        |Software    |
                    |                 |Exploiter   |
  __________________|_________________|____________|
  Load Balancing    | Cross-system    | SmartBatch |
                    | Batchpipes      |            |
  -------------------------------------------------|
  Resource Sharing  | Shared Tape     | OS/390     |
                    |                 | Allocation |
  -------------------------------------------------|
  Performance       |High Speed       | RACF       |
                    |access to        | (Security  |
                    |security Profiles|Server)     |
  -------------------------------------------------|
  Improved ENQ/DEQ  |Resource         | OS/390 GRS |
  performance       |Serialization    |            |
  -------------------------------------------------|
  Systems           |                 |            |
  Management        |Checkpoint       | JES2       |
  -------------------------------------------------|
  Improved          |OPERLOG and      | OS/390 Sys.|
  Systems Mgt       |LOGREC logstream | Logger     |
  -------------------------------------------------|
  Simplified System |High Speed       | OS/390 XCF |
  Definition        |Signalling       |            |
  -------------------------------------------------|
  Availability      |MNPS             | VTAM (mult-|
                    |(needs APAR)     | node per-  |
                    |                 | sist. scan)|
  --------------------------------------------------
 

For additional information on exploiters see "CF Configuration Alternatives: A Positioning Paper" (May 1998).

Two ICFs are the the preferred solution for Resource Sharing Parallel Sysplexes and either 2 Standalone CFs or 1 Standalone CF and an ICF for backup are the preferred solution for full data sharing (IMS, DB2, VSAM/RLS) Parallel Sysplexes.

One of the latest innovations is the G5 capability to upgrade a coupling ICF to an Application CP. This chargeable PU upgrade has the effect of "removing the ICF": it allows a customer to buy another ICF on a different system, at standard pricing, to effectively remove an ICF and install an ICF on another machine. RPQ #8P1957 is available to move an ICF (#0991) from one G5 model to another within a Parallel Sysplex when capacity is added to the Parallel Sysplex; this capability optimizes configuration flexibility.

Family Upgrade Preparation: I/O Configuration Definitions (IOCDS)

In preparation for upgrading to a G5, IOCP can write a G5 IOCDS to the G4 or earlier CMOS system with the new CHECKCPC IOCP execution parameter. This function is available on MVS, OS/390, VM and VSE versions of IOCP. It eliminates the running of a stand alone IOCP during the upgrade, thereby reducing the install time. The IOCDS is unusable until the CPC has been upgraded. This parameter is unnecessary when upgrading from a G5 (except the R06) to the next generation of CMOS processor.

9672 Model R06 Value

The R06 is one of the options a customer has to define a Coupling Facility partition in a standalone environment. For Application Enabled (data sharing) Parallel Sysplexes it is strongly recommended that one or two R06's be utilized. The 9672 R06 has the flexibility of operating similar to a 9674 dedicated coupling facility today and in March 1999, upgrading to another Generation 5 Server. The R06 uses the latest level of Coupling Facility Control Code, CFCC.

A standalone coupling facility assists configuring a Parallel Sysplex to be resilient to failure. This means that the loss of a Coupling Facility would not force recovery of CF resident data through the use of logs or even lose data where no logs exist. Recovery through use of logs is a lengthy process and may take hours, so a standalone CF (either 1 or 2) are needed for the Application Data Sharing environment.

All of the R06's resources are devoted to coupling. As a standalone CF it can be independently upgraded with minimal planning and not impact production workloads. The R06, not running OS/390 or customer workloads, has value not only in physical isolation that dedicate 100% of its resources to coupling, but it also saves software costs by not being charged for running applications; moreover, the R06 is consistent with the objective for CMOS Servers (with ICFs) being Cross Connected (mutually supporting) and capable of all the functions on today's standalone CFs.

The R06 has more coupling and link capacity than any other CF. R06's can scale to 10 coupling engines, more than the next highest model, the R36's 7 ICFs (increases to 8, effective March 1999). The R06 also can attach up to 24 ICBs and have up to 24 GB of memory (memory capacities in GB are: 1, 1.5, 2. 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20 and 24 GB). The types of coupling connections on R06 include ICBs and HiPerLinks.

9672 Model R06 Minimums and Maximums:

The 9672 R06 model replaces 9674's as a standalone Coupling Facility. R06 hardware is dedicated to the coupling tasks. R06's are not charged for OS/390 or application software. The R06 uses the same technology as other Generation 5 models. Because there is no need for Parallel, ESCON, OSA-2 or FICON Channels, the R06 has the ability to scale Integrated Cluster Busses, the new G5 Coupling connections higher.

The following table compares and contrasts features of the R06 with the other G5 Models:

  Feature/Function|R0* (1-4W)|R0* 5-10w)|RA6-RD6|R36-YX6|
  ------------------------------------------------------|
  ICB's:          |          |          |       |       |
    min.          | 0        | 0        | 0     | 0     |
    max.          | 12       | 24       | 6     | 18    |
  ---------------------------------------------------   |
  HiPerLinks:     |          |          |       |       |
    min.          | 0        | 0        | 0     | 0     |
    max.          | 32       | 32       | 32    | 32    |
  ---------------------------------------------------   |
  IC's:           |          |          |       |       |
    min.          | 0        | 0        | 0     | 0     |
    max.          | 0        | 0        | 32    | 32    |
  ---------------------------------------------------   |
  Coupling Con-   |          |          |       |       |
  nections (IC,   |          |          |       |       |
  ICB, HiPerLink):|          |          |       |       |
    min.          | 1        | 1        | 0     | 0     |
    max.(one/ICF) | 32       | 32       | 32    | 32    |
  -- -------------------------------------------------  |
  Internal Coupl. |          |          |       |       |
  Facilities      |          |          |       |       |
  (coupling PUs): |          |          |       |       |
    min.          | 1        | 5        | 0     | 0     |
    max.          | 4        | 10       | 3(RA6)| 7(R36)|
  ----------------------------------------------------- |
  Channels (Paral-|          |          |       |       |
  lel/ESCON):     |          |          |       |       |
    min.          | 0        | 0        | 3/4   | 3/4   |
    max.          | 0        | 0        | 256*  | 256*  |
  ----------------------------------------------------- |
 

Note: Although 32 pairs of ICs can be configured (for a total of 64 sending and receiving required) it is not recommended as ICs have high bandwidth and large numbers of ICs are not necessary.

Note: (*) The 3 channel minimum only applies to MES's that bring forward the older 3 port parallel channel card or systems shipped in 1998 prior to Availability of feature 2304 (4 port parallel card). All new build G5's have 4 port Parallel and ESCON cards and their minimum is 4 channels. It is important to realize that I/O options are not additive to the 256 channel connections. There is a reduction in 256 ESCON channel maximum for each Parallel channel card, OSA-2, IC, ICB, HiPerLink or FICON connection.

The use of PUs for SAPs and spares is also different for the R06. Every R06, 1way to 10way, has a spare PU; All R06s have a single SAP. Models RX6 and YX6 have no spares. Models R86, R96, RX6 Y86, Y96 and YX6 have as standard 2 SAPs to drive the larger I/O workloads associated with 8 or more processors. R06s are plugged like other 9672 G5 models to minimize CHPID disruption (changes) when upgrading from an R06 to other Generation 5 models.

 
Memory by model (GB): | Model:| R06 | R06 | RA6-RD6| R36-RX6 | | | (1-4 ICF)| (5-10 ICF)| | | |------------------------------------------------ | |minimum | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | |maximum | 12 | 24 | 12 | 24 |  

Memory increments for R06 and other models are identical. Upgrades to model 9672 R06 from 9674 models C04 and C05 are available September 30, 1998; upgrades of model R06 to the other G5 server models will be available March 31, 1999, introducing new flexibility to preserve asset value. Future upgrades of R06's will be tied to the model structure and option limits of the model the R06 is upgrading to. R06's have their I/O plugged like other 9672 R6's in order to minimize CHPID changes. Deviations to plugging rules require an RPQ.

Significant New S/390 Architecture Instructions

S/390 G5 Parallel Enterprise Server architecture has 121 new hardware instructions beyond prior S/390 CMOS models. Major categories of instructions include:

  • Hardware implementation of IEEE Floating Point Arithmetic: This enhancement supports the common IEEE industry standard*, with 16 floating point registers, compared to the present 4 registers on prior models of S/390 hardware. In conjunction with OS/390 Version 2, Release 6, customers may observe the following benefits:

    • Improved performance for Java (TM) applications using floating point operations. With former support provided by software emulation, this new hardware enablement optimizes performance, while remaining compliant with the Java specification for floating point support.

    • Improved performance for C/C++ programs recompiled to allow usage of the additional floating point registers, including programs using current S/390 floating point.

    • Simplified porting of C/C++ applications from other platforms to OS/390.

    • Simplified porting of DOMINO (TM) Companion Products to OS/390.

    • Enhanced S/390 support for OPEN Standards.

    Java floating point performance will be improved by the use of the new architecture instructions in new releases of the Java Virtual Machine and "JUST IN TIME" (JIT) Complier available in March 1999. Java is a Trademark of Sun Microsystems Inc. (*) ANSI/IEEE Standard 754-1985, IEEE Standard for Binary Floating-Point Arithmetic.

  • Year 2000 Support: Instructions have been added to accelerate execution of:Runtime Analyzer for MVS and OS/390 and Millennium Runtime Windowing Tool. These application remediation tools help find and fix year 2000 date exposures in: Batch, Started Tasks (STCs), CICS (TM) and IMS (TM) application code. For additional information please consult "Year 2000" on IBM's Web site:
    http://www.ibm.com/year2000

Significant new S/390 Architecture Instructions for 1999

  • Architecture for Capacity Upgrade on Demand Capacity Upgrade on Demand is based on new S/390 Configuration Reporting Architecture. The Configuration Reporting Architecture provides system level information such as the system serial number and the number of configured CPs, as well as information on a single CPU. A new instruction, Store System Information is introduced to allow streamlined reporting of information critical to effective system management of changes in system capacity. It will also serve as a single point of focus for reporting static, unchanged configuration data. Store System Information provides multiple levels of granularity. Information is reported on the general system, on all CPUs, or on a single CPU. The types of information reported are system and CPU serial numbers, functional characteristics, quantity and multiprocessor-related data. Also reported are plant of manufacture and CPU Address.

    The architecture of the Store System Information instruction provides for information on the programming environment created by the PR/SM and VM/ESA hypervisors. System information can be requested at the machine level (non-hypervised), at the PR/SM level (if the system is logically partitioned), or at the VM hypervisor level (if a program is running in a virtual machine, whether VM/ESA is running in basic mode or in a logical partition). The Store System Information instruction allows information to be reported on each of these levels of operation. Initial VM support, in VM/ESA Version 2 Releases 2 and 3, is via APAR VM62075 and does not include the information described above for the VM-hypervisor level of operation. Information on other applicable VM support in individual VM releases will follow in future announcements.

    OS/390 APAR OW37091 is required for this instruction use.

    Notice to ISVs: IBM plans to discontinue its use of the version code field of the "Store CPU ID" instruction (STIDP) to identify the processor model for processors which have the Capacity Upgrade on Demand capability. With this announcement, ISVs are advised to use the new instruction, "Store System Information" (STSI) to obtain processor model and other related information for those processors.

  • Architecture for Extended Translation The Unicode character encoding standard is an international character code for information processing that includes all the major scripts of the world. Unicode transformation formats allow a certain number of ASCII values to be transmitted as-is. UTF-8 is a transformation format that is commonly used, eg. in X/Open environments Unicode is enhanced with the Extended Translation Architecture. This improves performance of translations between Unicode and UTF-8. The Extended Translation Facility consistes of three new instructions: Translate Extended, Convert Unicode to UTF-8, and Convert UTF-8 to Unicode. Translate Extended enhances performance by collapsing two serial sequences into one. Currently a Translate and Test instruction must be run against a character string to locate an escape character, followed by a Translate instruction that translates the bytes preceding the escape character. The Translate Extended instruction performs escape character location and character translation one pass through the character string.

G5 Security Advantages

Secure Consolidation with PR/SM

The Processor Resource/System Manager* (PR/SM*) facility of the G5 Server family has been submitted for evaluation against the Information Technology Security Evaluation Criteria (ITSEC) at an E4 assurance level. The evaluation is being conducted in Germany by the IABG CLEF.

The E4 level provides a very high degree of assurance that PR/SM can be used in environments where separation of workloads is a requirement, but where the use of a single hardware platform is desirable for reasons of economy, flexibility, security, or management. PR/SM provides for secure isolation by preventing the flow of information among partitions. This isolation may be used where the separation is based on need to know, or where data at differing security classifications must be isolated.

This certification validates the G5 processor as an essential building block for business solutions integrating e-Business applications and traditional corporate workloads on a single platform.

Cryptographic Coprocessor:

IBM's leading edge Cryptographic Coprocessor is the world's fastest dedicated cryptographic engine for scientific and commercial workloads. The highest level of security for protecting information , Triple DES, is now available worldwide using IBM's S/390 CMOS Cryptographic Processor.

The S/390 CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor is exportable and is enabled by a unique diskette that is linked to the systems's individual serial number. Cryptographic coprocessors are standard on every G5; models RA6 and R16 have access to one cryptographic coprocessor chip; models R26, RB6, RC6, RD6, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, R86, R96, RX6 and YX6 have access to both cryptographic coprocessor chips.

G5's crypto chips are tamper proof. G5's crypto engines support a variety of cryptographic standards including 40, 56, 112 and 168 bit algorithms for protecting information.

Public keys standards RSA and DSS (DSS is used in many US Government bid specifications) are supported.

The following functions for the Generation 4 are also available on Generation 5 to enhance IBM's commitment to Network Computing Framework (NCF) including the security for IBM's Net.commerce initiatives, emphasizing e.commerce. These functions available with OS/390 V2R5 are:

  • SET (TM) Support

    Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) is a protocol developed jointly by VISA International and MasterCard for safeguarding payment card purchases made over open networks. It has become pervasive in use by e-commerce as a transaction protocol and software vendors are incorporating SET into existing browsers and merchant servers.

    ICSF has been enhanced to include support for SET by implementing RSA-OAEP encryption. This support will enable vendor and user-written applications to take advantage of the integrated crypto capabilities of S/390. This includes:

    • Superior performance from using crypto hardware for hashing, encryption and signature functions.
    • More efficient implementation of OAEP formatting and encryption/decryption (which is required by the SET protocol).
    • Security for DES keys and application RSA keys because they will not appear in the clear.

  • Support for CVV and CVC

    VISA and MasterCard have specified a cryptographic method to calculate a value that relates to information on a payment card such as the personal account number (PAN), the card expiration date, and the service code. The use of card-verification values (CVV) can reduce the risk of losses resulting from alteration/counterfeiting of the card's magnetic stripe.

    ICSF has been enhanced to provide callable services to generate and verify the VISA card-verification value (CVV) as well as the MasterCard card-verification code (CVC) using the track-2 method. This support provides additional card integrity for financial processes involving payment cards. CVV/CVC functions are available on DES (non-CDMF) systems only.

  • PKA Cryptographic Key Data Set

    ICSF now provides a storage data set for Public Key Algorithm (PKA) private and public keys. Storage of PKA keys within a Public Key Data Set (PKDS) allows existing PKA APIs to specify a record label as an alternative to specifying a key token and eliminates the need for PKA applications to provide their own PKA key storage mechanism. Customers will now be provided with the same security, flexibility and efficiency working with public/private keys as they have had with DES keys.

  • Zero Pad for DES Key Exchange with RSA

    Padding using zeroes as an alternative to padding according to Public Key Cryptography Standard (PKCS 1.2) is now available when using the Symmetric Key Generate, Symmetric Key Import, and Symmetric Key Export functions. The services will each allow for and process a new keyword, ZERO-PAD, in the rule array.

  • Double-Key MAC Support

    The ANSI X9.19 Optional Double-MAC Procedure is supported by ICSF. This requires the use of a double-length key for MAC processing. This support addresses customer requirements for enhanced security for message authentication. Emerging VISA International and MasterCard protocols in Europe also call for ANSI X9.19 MAC. Generation of both user derived keys and SESSION MAC keys will be supported.

  • Triple DES (TDES)

    DES encryption for ICSF has been enhanced to now include TDES (168 bits) encryption. This availability of strong encryption provide customers with increased flexibility in choosing the level of data encryption they desire. Finally, the TDES performance of the G5 has been significantly improved over the performance observed on G4 models.

Exploitation

Application and Product Utilization of Hardware Encryption

There are a number of different applications, products and communication protocols which rely on encryption to offer data confidentiality for protecting sensitive information and data integrity for ensuring information accuracy. In addition, many international standards and defacto standards have architected secure communication options based on encryption such as:

  • Secure Electronic Transactions (SET)
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (SHTTP)
  • Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)
  • DCE Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • SNA Session Level Encryption (SLE)

Exploiters of S/390 hardware encryption include:

  • CommercePOINT uses encryption to implement Secure Electronic Transactions to protect electronic business credit card communication between consumers, merchants and banks.

  • Domino Go Webserver (previously known as Internet Connection Secure Web Server ICSS) offers Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to protect communication between web clients and web servers.

  • OS/390 Firewall Technology supports IPSEC to provide firewall encryption "tunneling" which creates virtual private networks (VPN) in intranet or internet environments using DES or triple-DES.

  • DCE Security Server implements secure Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) using encryption for data integrity and confidentiality in UNIX TCP/IP communications across networks.

  • VTAM supports SNA Session Level Encryption (SLE) which is used by applications such as DB2 and CICS to communicate securely across networks using DES encryption.

IBM has worked with RSA to enhance BSAFE 3 to allow software applications to determine if encryption hardware is available on the runtime platform and invoke the supported encryption calls for DES, random number generation, MD5 and SHA-1 digest, and RSA signature generation and verification. This support allows other vendor applications to easily exploit the faster hardware encryption available on S/390 platforms.

Migration/Coexistence Considerations:

When migrating from ICSF V1.1 to ICSF V2.1, one must first migrate the CKDS to the current format. A migration utility called CSFCVR1 is provided. The utility can be run on either ICSF V1.1 or on the latest release.

When migrating from ICSF V1.2 to ICSF V2.1, no migration is necessary but new system keys must be defined for CKDS if new key functions are to be used. Once new system keys are added to CKDS, CKDS is not sharable with ICSF systems which do not support those key types.

ICSF V2.1 PKA implementation differs in some respects from the implementation in the Transaction Security System (475x) products.

  • ICSF does not support PKA92.
  • ICSF does not support RSA Key Generation.
  • TSS does not support the FIPS 186 (DSS) standard.

There are no changes for the Trusted Key Element (TKE) unit.

In the S/390 G5 Server, TDES support is in LIC Driver 10 and beyond. The S/390 G5 Server joins the G4 as the only two processors supporting TDES for privacy.

Requirements

These enhancements require OS/390 V2 R5 and beyond.

Export Considerations

Regarding the CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor, an enablement diskette will be shipped with the server to customers who decide to enable the Crypto Coprocessor.

Customers located within the USA and Canada can receive TDES functionality.

Banking customers located outside the US and Canada can receive TDES under a blanket licensing agreement that IBM has with the US Dept. of Commerce. All other customers outside the USA and Canada must have an export license in order to be given this level of encryption. In all cases, contact your IBM Export Regulations Office for specific guidance.

Availability Enhancements

  • Enhanced Processor Design
  • Fault Tolerant Design
  • Processor Unit Sparing
  • Enhanced Application Preservation
  • Cryptographic Coprocessor Enhancements
  • Dynamic Coupling Facility Dispatching
  • Error Correction Code
  • Dynamic Memory Sparing
  • LPAR Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration
  • Enhanced LPAR Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration
  • Subsystem Storage Protect
  • Scrubbing
  • Partial Memory Restart
  • Dynamic I/O Configuration
  • Concurrent Channel Upgrade
  • Partial I/O Restart
  • Concurrent Channel Maintenance
  • Dual Power Feeds
  • Redundant Power Thermal Subsystem
  • Storage Recovery
  • External Time Reference
  • Concurrent Hardware Maintenance
  • Concurrent Licensed Internal Code (LIC) Patch Enhancement
  • Concurrent Maintenance: With the use of Transparent CP Sparing, (that is, no replacement module is necessary), the G5 has numerous hardware components that are concurrent maintenance capable.

S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2

One S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2) is shipped with each S/390 G5 Parallel Enterprise Server providing seamless, scalable connectivity to Local Area Networks (LANs). The OSA-2 feature plugs into an I/O slot and has the same reliability and availability characteristics of a S/390 channel. Any of the media types can be selected up to a maximum of 12 features for each G5 Server. The selectable features are as follows:

  • The Ethernet/Token-Ring (ENTR) feature has 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 for an effective throughput of up to 20 Mbps (Ethernet) and 32 Mbps (Token-Ring). Implementing a switched infrastructure can solve network capacity problems with minimal disruption to the infrastructure, minimizing changes to the wiring closets, building cabling, and software.

  • The Fast Ethernet feature has a single port that automatically adjusts to 10 or 100 Mbps, auto-sensing/auto-negotiation. This feature supports shared or switched, half or full duplex environments. SNA/APPN, TCP/IP, or HPDT MPC (used by HPDT for UDP or High Speed Access Services) are supported concurrently. Fast Ethernet offers familiarity, and coexistence with 10 Mbps Ethernet LANs, while delivering greater bandwidth to the network.

  • The FDDI feature has a single port that supports 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.

  • There are two ATM features supporting attachment to an ATM network; one supporting connectivity to multimode fiber optic cables, and one supporting connectivity to single mode fiber optic cables. The ATM features can be configured in four "modes":

    • ATM Forum-compliant LAN Emulation (ATM LANE) emulating either an Ethernet or a Token-Ring LAN. This allows integration of ATM-based networks and existing Ethernet and Token-Ring LAN networks 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

    • ATM IP Forwarding for OS/390 and MVS/ESA TCP/IP environments, supporting direct connectivity to the Wide Area Network (WAN), allowing consolidation of WAN data traffic and carrying it on a single LAN backbone. This offers more seamless connectivity between the S/390 Server and intranets and the Internet, resulting in faster, less expensive network access to S/390 data and applications.

    • Native ATM for OS/390 High Performance Data Transfer (HPDT) and High Performance Routing (HPR) environments supporting best effort and reserved bandwidth virtual circuits over APPN networks; no changes to applications, reduced management costs, reduced overhead, and the flexibility to negotiate availability, segregate traffic, and provision bandwidth

    • Native ATM for Communications Server OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 environments (classical IP, RFC 1577); IP traffic can be transmitted over ATM networks. Overhead is reduced and administration is less complex compared to running ATM Forum-compliant LAN emulation.

For information on the specified operating environment and the hardware and software requirements, refer to "Planning for the Open Systems Adapter Feature", GC23-3870.

For additional information on all of the S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 features and the S/390 Open Systems Adapter Support Facility, contact your IBM representative.

Year 2000

These products are Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the 20th and 21st centuries, provided all other products (for example, software, hardware, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.

The maintenance end date for this year 2000 ready product is 09/30/2006.
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Product Positioning

IBM's Large Server Classic Strengths

Why S/390?

S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers have enabled a computing environment with the best of breed electronics and information technology, to offer IBM's customers:

  • Integrated hardware and software functions that offer flexible end- to-end enterprise solutions necessary in today's competitive world economy.

  • Flexibility to scale: S/390 offers incremental steps at lower cost of computing--S/390 can handle workloads many times larger than other servers at over 90 percent processor utilization rates, and maintaining outstanding response time.

  • Highest levels of availability--ensuring mission-critical information processing. System may be configured for high or continuous availability, at a design point for 24 hour daily, 365 days per year operation.

  • Data Integrity: checking of paths through the server and allowing only valid data to process--safeguarding information assets.

  • Data Protection: Using IBM's Cryptographic coprocessor and OS/390 operating system gains the highest industry level of security to protect data assets.

  • Systems Management of the Computing Environment: A capability that has been refined over thirty years--S/390 enables single control point operation.

  • Flexibility: S/390 defines flexibility for the computer industry; supporting the majority of commercial data processing and management done in the world today, yet also supporting the latest interfaces and languages. Flexibility is the customer choice to exploit either the best standalone processor available, or the best clustering technology available--industry-wide. Flexibility to add capacity quickly and efficiently, having a true multiprocessing environment that supports multiple applications and thousands of end users concurrently.

Scalability, Availability, Reliability, Security, Manageability, data Integrity, and Flexibility combine to define the S/390 state of computing art.

Progress Report: The Transformation of S/390

IBM kept what was right (reliability, scale, availability, security, and manageability), and then shrank it with CMOS, then opened it (UNIX, ATM, CORBA, TCP/IP, IEEE, DCE), adapted it (DOMINO, NT, Java (TM), SAP R/3 (TM), adapted it Domino, NT, Java, SAP R/3, Peoplesoft (TM), etc), networked it Doomino Go Webserver, Network Station, etc.) and clustered it (Parallel Sysplex). We made it self-tuning (Workload Manager) and integrated everything (OS/390) so that it supports the industry growth initiatives (e-business, Server Consolidation, Business Intelligence and applications. The following sections detail progress:

  • OS/390 - the flagship operating system for the S/390 platform: Also offers customers the tools they need to conduct business over the the Internet. OS/390 is the enabling technology for e-business. OS/390 offers key technologies, including:

    • Domino Go Webserver, is a high performance transaction-processing web server that works with OS/390's workload manager that delivers just-in- time system resource to address the unpredictable workload demands coming from the Internet. Domino Go Webserver is also the foundation for Net.Commerce V3 for OS/390 e-business application and data connectors to access CICS, IMS and DB2. Java Development Kit (JDK) (TM) to address inter/intranet and general business application requirements as well as leveraging current assets, such as existing data and applications.

    • S/390 has a rich set of network connection capabilities that tie internal and external networks directly into the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server.

    • Open System Adapter supporting multiple network technologies such as: 100 megabit Fast Ethernet support today evolving to Gigabit support; network load balancing of Internet transactions via ESCON attached 2216 NWays, Multiaccess Connector to the S/390 Parallel Sysplex environment to support continuous computing and scalability you can't out grow.

    • More importantly, S/390 and OS/390 offers leading-edge security: OS/390 Firewall Technologies - provides protection for network applications by controlling user access to specific servers inside and outside a trusted network.

    • Cryptographic Coprocessor - a hardware-embedded security function for data encryption standards, with the latest models of IBM parallel Enterprise and S/390 Multiprise 2000 servers. Transactions secured by the Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) (TM) protocol are supported by the S/390 Cryptographic Coprocessor. Digital Certificate support - part of OS/390 Security Server, helps identify and authenticate users and provide access to OS/390 resources while transacting business over the Internet, intranets and extranets. Auto virus protection mechanisms integrated into OS/390 that protect applications and data from being corrupted.

  • SAP R/3 The database implementation of SAP R/3 on S/390 transparently inherits the datasharing strengths of the parallel sysplex environment. This means that customers can achieve open ended scaling capabilities of the S/390 SAP database environment. In addition to scaling benefits, the availability characteristics of DB2 in a Parallel Sysplex environment are also intrinsically part of the SAP R/3 implementation on S/390. From a flexibility perspective, there are connectivity options of using either OSA-2 or ESCON, and to link in either NT or an AIX application servers. Finally, for existing S/390 customers, the ability to leverage investments in the platform and skills when implementing an SAP solution while gaining the availability and scalability attributes discussed is a very attractive option. A specific example follows: VF Corp, a leading manufacturer of quality apparel products, has completed initial phase one implementation SAP R/3 on DB2 for OS/390.They chose the S/390 platform because: "VF Corp's enterprise are a critical component toward providing quality service to our customers. The reliable and economical support offered by the System/390 with DB2 solution fit well with our requirement for high availability, proven reliability, and flexible scalability. with this solution we have the enterprise-oriented quality and economy of traditional mainframe technologies, as well as the flexibility of client/server technologies to respond quickly and appropriately in the dynamic business environment of today."

  • OS/390 Ease of Use Capabilities for VM and VSE Customers - Future Opportunity for Easy to Use UNIX Application Server As a clarification of IBM's October 7, 1997 Medium Sized Enterprise announced intent to make applications easier to run in a S/390 environment, we are providing the following additional information. Secure network Computing and e-business, Lotus Domino for S/390, the hottest UNIX based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications, Server Consolidation of UNIX application workloads, and the ability to run generalized UNIX interactive workloads will now be within easy reach of S/390's Medium Sized Enterprise customers. This can provide a lower total cost of computing solution for small or departmental solutions in large enterprises. For Medium Sized Enterprise customers, these exciting new capabilities will be enabled and made available via an easy-to-use OS/390 automated UNIX application server which will be available as an additional OS/390 delivery vehicle option. For VM and VSE customers, new offerings similar to the current IBM OS/390 Implementation for VM and VSE Offering will help make this new capability financially attractive. the automated UNIX application server will coexist on the same processor in either an LPAR or as a VM Guest machine with the current VM and/or VSE systems. Existing VM and VSE customer applications can continue to run unchanged. Traditional VM/VSE system programmer and operator skills are required, but, the easy-to-use OS/390 automated UNIX application server's objective is to require no OS/390 (MVS) systems programmer or operator skills to install, maintain or use. UNIX skills for the easy-to-use systems administration interface of the automated UNIX application server, UNIX based ERP applications, and UNIX workloads will be sufficient to manage the applications.

  • G5 Parallel Sysplex Enablement:

    With the Generation 5 CMOS Servers, IBM has improved capabilities of existing Parallel Sysplexes involved in full data sharing of IMS, DB2 and VSAM/RLS workloads as well as migration to Parallel Sysplex.

    Generation 5 coupling engines are larger and have improved price/ performance. R06s and ICF allow granular capacity additions. The new IC and ICB connections, only on G5 models, gives a lower cost of entry to enable Parallel Sysplex configurations in establishments.

    The ICB is the core of the Parallel Sysplex Integrated Cluster, offering both improved CF interconnect bandwidth and dramatically reduced command latency to/from the CF. With the ICB technology, IBM S/390 clustered systems will be able to scale in capacity without incurring additional overhead as the individual processors increase in engine speed with each successive processor generation. Because this combination of ICF/IC performance may be orders of magnitude higher than ICMF, it is recommended that customers use ICF/IC as their entry to Parallel Sysplex configurations, for a smooth transition from test to production.

  • Network Computing:

    The IBM S/390 Parallel Enterprise server is the industry leader for running multiple diverse, mission-critical workloads including on-line transaction and batch processing, financial and administrative applications, business intelligence and new e-business applications. Industry consultants estimate that more than Two-thirds of the world's business data resides on IBM Servers, rest of it is on S/390.

    S/390 has industry-leading levels of availability, security capacity and reliability for enterprise computing needs. Many of you have heard and know about IBM's e-business strategy. to conduct secure e-business you need:

    • The highest levels of system, network and transaction level security.

    • Quick and accurate delivery of business data and applications.

    • Flexibility to meet unpredictable capacity and performance growth requirements.

    • The highest levels of system availability and reliability.

  • Business Intelligence (BI): is a natural fit for the S/390 platform. The combination of G5 servers and efficient symmetric multiprocessing, along with the scalability of parallel sysplex provides fast parallel performance that grows with a customer's needs. Data mining will benefit greatly from the single CPU performance increases because of the current single process nature of Intelligent Miner Version 1 (TM). Once we go parallel, the benefit multiplies. the resulting benefit is shorter elapsed time on individual mining runs. data mining workloads benefit in the same way as other workloads with additional memory capacity. Additional memory above the 2 GB limit is an obvious big benefit; a dedicated Move Page engine in the G5 server will fully exploit large memories.

    BI workloads are resource intensive and at the same time very unpredictable. Short running queries coexist with extremely demanding complex analyses, data mining runs and updates to the warehouse. OS/390 Workload Manager is able to manage this diverse workload using business priorities so that the customer service rep's short running query does not wait behind the fraud detection data mining run. WLM is able to deliver guaranteed response time to more important work and distribute the remaining resources among the other work, based upon desired goals and importance. that can terminate important work midstream just because it has exceeded an arbitrary threshold. WLM can be set to automatically downgrade the importance of the work as it ages in the system and prevent it from upgrading other queries. Functions like these mentioned enables OS/390 to support many more users than other BI platforms, making its cost /user lower than many UNIX platforms (based on ITG cost of scalability).

    Customers like Edison International are using OS/390 and DB2 to provide themselves with a competitive advantage in the increasingly unregulated utility industry. Edison has been building a warehouse and data marts on OS/390 for a number of years. They have data from many parts of their business (human resources, power usage, customer information, etc.) in their DB2 BI system. A financial study of one of their data marts (a credit collections data mart) by IDC revealed a return on investment of 662%. Edison makes the BI data available to all their employees using a large variety of tools, both traditional and new (e.g., SAS) MS Access. They also have web-enabled their warehouse, making it accessible via the intranet. Edison picked S/390 because it enabled them to scale easily while utilizing their existing investment in skills and tools.

S/390 Applications Initiative

The IBM S/390 Applications Initiative is directed toward providing support for customers in three key areas:

  • Enhanced support for existing applications
  • New software technology to enable new applications
  • Applications new to the S/390 platform

Robustness of the S/390 platform is key to success in each of these areas. Following are instances of how OS/390 and the S/390 hardware, including the new G5 processor and I/O enhancements, support these areas.

Enhanced support for existing applications

Support is provided by both hardware and software improvements:

  • G5 functions which improve the performance of key UNIX Services functions: An example is the exploitation of the Perform Locked Operation (PLO) instruction which is used to reduce system contention when operations need to be serialized across several CPUs. UNIX System Services has been able to take advantage of this instruction to improve performance for applications like Domino for S/390. Further use of PLO is being investigated for other aspects of OS/390.

  • Software improvements:

    With the successful UNIX branding of OS/390, there is now a large scale development effort addressing a wide range of UNIX System service performance areas. With OS/390 R5 the entire TCP/IP stack has been re- written to dramatically reduce pathlength, improve SMP scalability and overall performance. Enhancements to the hierarchical File System (HFS) improved small file access and cached read performance in OS/390 R4. Pending in OS/390 development is restructuring to improve all aspects of file performance providing an order of magnitude improvement in response time. Similar efforts are underway with NFS with major performance enhancements being developed in OS/390.

    The C/C++ compiler on OS/390 continues to utilize the latest levels of IBM optimization technology for each of its new releases and improvements have been made to DLL processing. enhancements in the Kernel and Run Time Library (RTL) have significantly improved the integration of Unix services within the operating system and reduced the overhead to invoke these services by 80% between OS/390 R3 and R4 and by an order of magnitude from the early POSIX releases. web serving throughput has increased by 100 fold since the first release of the Internet Connection Secure Server (now called Domino Go WebServer) and continued large scale performance enhancements are planned for 1998 and 1999.

New software technology to enable new applications

The performance of open connectivity to DB2 is greatly improved with DB2 5.1 through the implementation of Store Procedure Calls under Work Load management (WLM), native TCP/IP sockets, improved dynamic SQL processing, and the avoidance of ASCII/EBCDIC translation. In addition, profiling tools are being created to assist in performance optimization of C/C++ applications.

With the above combination of pathlength scrubbing, reduced layering, component restructures, and new hardware instructions, we anticipate large improvements in overall end-to-end S/390 Unix performance in 1998 and 1999.

Applications new to the S/390 platform

A variety of new applications have become available on S/390 and OS/390 in recent months. Key among these is SAP R/3 (TM), which is one of the leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications. These enhancements continue to support UNIX applications on OS/390. In particular, the increased capacity of the new G5 processor and it's associated I/O subsystems will provide improved performance for SAP R/3.

In addition, the database implementation of SAP R/3 on S/390 transparently inherits the datasharing strengths of the parallel sysplex environment. This means that customers can relieve open ended scaling capabilities in the S/390 SAP database environment. In addition to scaling benefits, the availability characteristics of DB2 in a parallel sysplex environment are also intrinsically part of the SAP R/3 implementation on S/390. From a flexibility perspective, there are connectivity options of using either OSA or ESCON, and to link in either NT or AIX application servers. Finally, for existing S/390 customers, the ability to leverage investments in the platform and skills when implementing an SAP solution, while gaining the availability and scalability attributes previously described make an extremely attractive solution. The IBM S/390 Parallel Enterprise server is the industry leader for running multiple diverse, mission-critical workloads including on-line transaction and batch processing, financial and administrative applications, business intelligence and new e-business applications. Industry consultants estimate that more than two thirds of the world's business data resides on IBM Servers, most of it is on S/390.

S/390 has industry-leading levels of availability, security capacity and reliability for enterprise computing needs. many of you have heard and know about IBM's e-business strategy. to conduct secure e-business you need:

  • The highest levels of system, network and transaction level security.

  • Quick and accurate delivery of business data and applications.

  • Flexibility to meet unpredictable capacity and performance growth requirements.

Another example of new technology is Component Broker: In May of 1997, IBM announced the plan to deliver its object-oriented application development environment. Component Broker was announced as rolling out over time on multiple platforms.

With OS/390 Version 2, IBM will follow through on that announcement and deliver Component Broker on the S/390 platform. initially, this will be done for a limited set of customers participating in concept validation on OS/390 Version 2 Release 5. At the conclusion of concept validation, Component Broker for OS/390 can be ordered at no-charge for those customers with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5.

Component Broker for OS/390 will provide an environment for the existing of new business applications on S/390 that, using a new programming model, will enable customers to rapidly design and develop their applications. This programming model will be the same across platforms.

Component Broker for OS/390 will leverage S/390 strengths such as Parallel Sysplex technology for scale and availability, and will exploit the OS/390 Workload Manager for proper workload balancing and management. This will enable Component Broker work to run along with traditional workloads such as IMS and CICS.

The G5 server with its' increased I/O bandwidth and the FICON strategy will provide added robustness to the overall object-oriented environment on S/390.

Additional information concerning Component Broker for OS/390, can be found on the World Wide Web at the OS/390 Home Page and the Component Broker Home page at the following URL:

http:/www.software.ibm.com/ad/cb

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Models

Standard Models

   S/390 RA6 1-Way Processor           9672           RA6
   S/390 R16 1-Way Processor           9672           R16
   S/390 RB6 2-Way Processor           9672           RB6
   S/390 R26 2-Way Processor           9672           R26
   S/390 RC6 3-Way Processor           9672           RC6
   S/390 RD6 4-Way Processor           9672           RD6
   S/390 R36 3-Way Processor           9672           R36
   S/390 R46 4-Way Processor           9672           R46
   S/390 R56 5-Way Processor           9672           R56
   S/390 R66 6-Way Processor           9672           R66
   S/390 R76 7-Way Processor           9672           R76
   S/390 R86 8-Way Processor           9672           R86
   S/390 R96 9-Way Processor           9672           R96
   S/390 RX6 10-Way Processor          9672           RX6
 

Turbo Models

   S/390 Y16 1-Way Processor           9672           Y16
   S/390 Y26 2-Way Processor           9672           Y26
   S/390 Y36 3-Way Processor           9672           Y36
   S/390 Y46 4-Way Processor           9672           Y46
   S/390 Y56 5-Way Processor           9672           Y56
   S/390 Y66 6-Way Processor           9672           Y66
   S/390 Y76 7-Way Processor           9672           Y76
   S/390 Y86 8-Way Processor           9672           Y86
   S/390 Y96 9-Way Processor           9672           Y96
   S/390 YX6 10-Way Processor          9672           YX6
 

Coupling Facility Model

   S/390 R06 Coupling Facility         9672           R06
 

Administrative Models

   S/390 T16 1-Way Processor           9672           T16
   S/390 T26 2-Way Processor           9672           T26
 

Model Summary Matrix

Model    Performance  MSU  Model  # of Channels:
         Ratio(1)          Group  Parallel    ESCON       FICON
                                  Mi/Mx-Incr  Mi/Mx-Incr  Mn/Mx-Incr
-------- -----------  ----- ----  --------    ----------  ----------
9672-RA6   0.75         15   40    0  96  4    0  256 4    0  12  1
9672-R16   1.0          20   50    "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-RB6   1.45         28   60    "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-R26   1.85 - 1.9   37   70    "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-RC6   2.6  - 2.8   55   80    "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-RD6   3.35 - 3.65  71   80    "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-T16   1.05 - 1.11  22         "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-T26   2            41         "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-R36   2.85 - 3.00  59   80    "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-R46   3.65 - 3.95  76   80    "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-R56   4.4  - 4.7   93  IMLC   "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-R66   5.1  - 5.75 109  IMLC   "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-R76   5.6  - 6.45 124  IMLC   "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-R86   6.0  - 7.1  136  IMLC   "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-R96   6.4  - 7.65 146  IMLC   "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-RX6   6.75 - 8.2  156  IMLC   "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
 
TURBO MODELS:
 
9672-Y16   1.3          26         "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-Y26   2.4  - 2.5   48         "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-Y36   3.4  - 3.6   70         "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-Y46   4.3  - 4.7   90         "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-Y56   5.2  - 5.8  109         "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-Y66   6.0  - 6.8  128         "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-Y76   6.7  - 7.65 146  IMLC   "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-Y86   7.35 - 8.4  161  IMLC   "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-Y96   7.7  - 9.1  171  IMLC   "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
9672-YX6   8.05 - 9.75 186  IMLC   "   "  "    "   "  "    "   "  "
 
Note (1) Performance comparison based upon the 9672 model R16.  
Coupling Facility Model: S/390 R06 Coupling Facility 9672-R06 Configurations: Model # of # of # of SAPs Storage Maximum of PUs CPs Std. Option. Min Max ICFs-ICBs-STIs-HIPerLinks -------- ---- ---- ------------ --- --- ---- ---- ---- ---------- 9672-RA6 6 1 1 0 1GB 12GB 3 6 12 32 9672-R16 6 1 1 1 1GB 12GB 3 6 12 32 9672-RB6 6 2 1 1 1GB 12GB 2 6 12 32 9672-R26 6 2 1 1 1GB 12GB 2 6 12 32 9672-RC6 6 3 1 1 1GB 12GB 1 6 12 32 9672-RD6 6 4 1 0 1GB 12GB 0 6 12 32 9672-T16 12 1 2 0 2GB 24GB 0 18 24 32 9672-R26 12 2 2 0 2GB 24GB 0 18 24 32 9672-R36 8 3 1 2 2GB 24GB 7 18 24 32 9672-R46 8 4 1 3 2GB 24GB 6 18 24 32 9672-R56 8 5 1 4 2GB 24GB 5 18 24 32 9672-R66 8 6 1 4 2GB 24GB 4 18 24 32 9672-R76 12 7 2 2 2GB 24GB 2 18 24 32 9672-R86 12 8 2 1 2GB 24GB 1 18 24 32 9672-R96 12 9 2 0 2GB 24GB 0 18 24 32 9672-RX6 12 10 2 0 2GB 24GB 0 18 24 32 9672-Y16 12 1 2 0 5GB 24GB 4 18 24 32 9672-Y26 12 2 2 0 5GB 24GB 4 18 24 32 9672-Y36 12 3 2 0 5GB 24GB 4 18 24 32 9672-Y46 12 4 2 0 5GB 24GB 4 18 24 32 9672-Y56 12 5 2 4 5GB 24GB 4 18 24 32 9672-Y66 12 6 2 3 5GB 24GB 3 18 24 32 9672-Y76 12 7 2 2 8GB 24GB 2 18 24 32 9672-Y86 12 8 2 1 8GB 24GB 1 18 24 32 9672-Y96 12 9 2 0 8GB 24GB 0 18 24 32 9672-YX6 12 10 2 0 8GB 24GB 0 18 24 32  
Server Storage Increments (GB): Models RA6 - RD6: 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 Models R36 - RX6: 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24 Models Y16 - Y66: 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24 Models Y76 - YX6: 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24  

Customer Setup (CSU)

Not applicable.

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  

The I/O devices and control units supported for attachment to the IBM OEMI/parallel and ESCON channel interface on the 9672 G5 models are the same as currently supported on the 9672 R1, R2, R3, G3, and G4 models.

IBM's Fiber Transport Services (FTS):

IBM's Global Services FTS-III Direct Attach fiber optic trunk offering is now available for the 9672 G5 Models.

FTS-III Direct Attach fiber optic trunk cables support ESCON (R), Parallel Sysplex and Open Systems Adapter-2 (OSA-2) fiber optic link connections. Direct Attach trunk cables allow trunk cable connections directly from a S/390 9672 processor, S/390 Coupling Facility 9674 and the the 9032 ESCON Director Models 002, 003, and 005 into a main patch panel facility or directly to each other. Direct Attach trunk cables for the 9672 OSA fiber links allow trunk cable connections directly from the 9672 to a patch panel box located in the customer's wiring closet.

FTS-III Direct Attach fiber trunk cables and harnesses are the foundation for a highly organized, protected (eliminates the need for a fiber conveyance system), and easily movable fiber connectivity solution. By utilizing FTS-III structured cabling system, significant cost savings can be realized when relocating, reconfiguring, or adding additional hardware to the customer's ESCON, Parallel Sysplex and OSA installations.

The trunk cables are all plenum-rated OFNP (Optical Fiber Non-conductive Plenum) and are UL-910 approved. Charges are provided by Global Services on a per-contractual basis. Contact your Global Services representative for details. For more information, refer to Hardware Announcement 195-326, dated October 31, 1995, entitled Fiber Optic Trunk Cables for S/390 Processors and Coupling Facilities, and Services Announcement 696-025, dated September 10, 1996, entitled IBM Enhances Fiber Transport Services (FTS).

Information about the Direct Attach trunk cables can be found in the following publications:

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

Fiber Quick Connect for ESCON Channels: (See Features #7930-#7932)

IBM offers factory installation of direct-attach fiber optic trunk harnesses as an option with the G5 Servers (NEW BUILD). Direct-attach trunk eliminates the requirement for individual jumper cable connections to each ESCON or FICON channel, Coupling Link, HiPerlink, or Fast Ethernet, FDDI, or 155 ATM OSA-2 feature. Instead of up to 72 jumper cables exiting the server frame, one 72 channel trunk cable exits the G5 server. Fiber cable bulk is reduced both inside the server and under the raised floor.

With direct-attach trunk, individual channel ports can be quickly connected to a Main Distribution Facility (MDF) where the ports are arranged in patch panel boxes. Access to the I/O features in your S/390 G5 Server for configuration changes is no longer required. The server remains secure. Configuration changes are simplified and are made in one controlled area, the MDF, by authorized personnel moving short jumper cables between patch panels instead of moving long jumper cables under the raised floor. This reduces the scheduled outage times associated with moves, adds and changes.

IBM's structured fiber optic trunk system (Fiber Transport Services) utilizes the latest fiber optic technology to improve installation and configuration management. The Fiber Quick Connect feature enables the trunk harnesses to be installed at the factory so your server can be quickly connected to trunk cables pre-installed at your site. IBM's new MDF patch panels use the Small Form Factor (SFF) fiber optic connector called the DC (Dual Connection). This smaller sized duplex connector reduces the required MDF floor space by 50% when compared to current duplex connectors. The DC patch panels also enable your server CHPIDs to be arranged in sequential order with their CHPID addresses factory- labeled. Two DC patch panels support up to 256 CHPID addresses, so planning for future growth is made easy as well.

When the Fiber Quick Connect feature is selected for factory installation, the G5 server will arrive on site with the direct-attach trunk harnesses already installed. The trunks and patch panels can be installed prior to the arrival of the G5 Server and with the factory installation of the direct-attach harnesses, the on-site server install time can be reduced by up to 80%. As part of the factory installation package, documentation will be provided showing the CHPID layout and how the direct-attach harnesses are plugged.

9672 Pre-Installation Configuration Service

Pre-Installation Configuration service is a no-charge optional manufacturing based service which reduces system installation time for factory ordered S/390 G5 Parallel Enterprise Server and Coupling Facilities. This service, available now, allows customers to receive their server with the Hardware Management Console (HMC) and Service Element (SE) customized to their specifications prior to shipment. Contact your IBM representative for further details.

IBM SecureWay

IBM SecureWay provides a common brand for IBM's broad portfolio of security offerings: hardware, software, consulting and services to help customers secure their information technology. Whether addressing an individual need or creating a total enterprise solution, IBM SecureWay offerings provide the expertise required to plan, design, implement and operate secure solutions for businesses. Additional information on these offerings can be found through the IBM I/T Security home page:

http://www.ibm.com/security

Model Conversions

   Model Conversion                 Model Conversion
         From                              To
   Type       Model                 Type       Model
   ----       -----                 ----       -----
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        RB6
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R53       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        RB6
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R63       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R73       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R83       (+)        967         R26
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R83       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        RX3       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        RA6
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R16
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        RB6
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        RA4       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        R16
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        RB6
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R14       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R16
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        RB6
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        RB4       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        RB6
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R24       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        RC4       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R34       (+)        9672        YX6
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R44       (+)        9672        YX6
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R54       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R64       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R74       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R74       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R74       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R74       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R74       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R74       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R74       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R74       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R74       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R74       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R74       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R74       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R74       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R74       (+)        9672        YX6
   9672        R84       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R84       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R84       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R84       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R84       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R84       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R84       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R84       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R84       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R84       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R84       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R84       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R84       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R84       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R94       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R94       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R94       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R94       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R94       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R94       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R94       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R94       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R94       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R94       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R94       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R94       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R94       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R94       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        RX4       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        RX4       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        RX4       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        RX4       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        RX4       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        RX4       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        RX4       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        RX4       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        RX4       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        RX4       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        RX4       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        RX4       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        RX4       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        RX4       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        RY4       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        RY4       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        RY4       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        RY4       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        RY4       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        RY4       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        RY4       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        RY4       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        RY4       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        RY4       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        RY4       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        RY4       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R16
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        RB6
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        RA5       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        R16
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        RB6
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R15       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        RB6
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        RB5       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R25       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        RC5       (+)        9672        YX6
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        R26
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R35       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        RC6
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        R36
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R45       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R55       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R55       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R55       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R55       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R55       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R55       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R55       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R55       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R55       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R55       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R55       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R55       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R55       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R55       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R65       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R65       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R65       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R65       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R65       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R65       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R65       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R65       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R65       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R65       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R65       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R65       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R65       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R65       (+)        9672        YX6
   9672        R75       (+)        9672        RD6
   9672        R75       (+)        9672        R46
   9672        R75       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R75       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R75       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R75       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R75       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R75       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R75       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R75       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R75       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R75       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R75       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R75       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R85       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R85       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R85       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R85       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R85       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R85       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R85       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R85       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R85       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R85       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        R95       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        R95       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        R95       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        R95       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        R95       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        R95       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        R95       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        R95       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        R95       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        R95       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        R95       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        R95       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        RX5       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        RX5       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        RX5       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        RX5       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        RX5       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        RX5       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        RX5       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        RX5       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        RX5       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        RX5       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        RX5       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        RX5       (+)        9672        YX6
 
   9672        RY5       (+)        9672        R56
   9672        RY5       (+)        9672        R66
   9672        RY5       (+)        9672        R76
   9672        RY5       (+)        9672        R86
   9672        RY5       (+)        9672        R96
   9672        RY5       (+)        9672        RX6
   9672        RY5       (+)        9672        Y56
   9672        RY5       (+)        9672        Y66
   9672        RY5       (+)        9672        Y76
   9672        RY5       (+)        9672        Y86
   9672        RY5       (+)        9672        Y96
   9672        RY5       (+)        9672        YX6
 

Notes:

(+) 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.

Vertical Upgrades

New S/390 G5 Parallel Enterprise Servers-9672 Vertical Upgrades

   Model         Conversion
From    To     Purchase Price    Description
----  ----     --------------  --------------------
RA6   R16            (+)       One-way to One-way
RA6   RB6            (+)       One-way to Two-way
RA6   R26            (+)       One-way to Two-way
RA6   RC6            (+)       One-way to Three-way
RA6   R36            (+)       One-way to Three-way
RA6   RD6            (+)       One-way to Four-way
RA6   R46            (+)       One-way to Four-way
RA6   R56            (+)       One-way to Five-way
RA6   R66            (+)       One-way to Six-way
RA6   R76            (+)       One-way to Seven-way
RA6   R86            (+)       One-way to Eight-way
RA6   R96            (+)       One-way to Nine-way
RA6   RX6            (+)       One-way to Ten-way
RA6   Y56            (+)       One-way to Five-way
RA6   Y66            (+)       One-way to Six-way
RA6   Y76            (+)       One-way to Seven-way
RA6   Y86            (+)       One-way to Eight-way
RA6   Y96            (+)       One-way to Nine-way
RA6   YX6            (+)       One-way to Ten-way
 
R16   RB6            (+)       One-way to Two-way
R16   R26            (+)       One-way to Two-way
R16   RC6            (+)       One-way to Three-way
R16   R36            (+)       One-way to Three-way
R16   RD6            (+)       One-way to Four-way
R16   R46            (+)       One-way to Four-way
R16   R56            (+)       One-way to Five-way
R16   R66            (+)       One-way to Six-way
R16   R76            (+)       One-way to Seven-way
R16   R86            (+)       One-way to Eight-way
R16   R96            (+)       One-way to Nine-way
R16   RX6            (+)       One-way to Ten-way
R16   Y56            (+)       One-way to Five-way
R16   Y66            (+)       One-way to Six-way
R16   Y76            (+)       One-way to Seven-way
R16   Y86            (+)       One-way to Eight-way
R16   Y96            (+)       One-way to Nine-way
R16   YX6            (+)       One-way to Ten-way
 
RB6   R26            (+)       Two-way to Two-way
RB6   RC6            (+)       Two-way to Three-way
RB6   R36            (+)       Two-way to Three-way
RB6   RD6            (+)       Two-way to Four-way
RB6   R46            (+)       Two-way to Four-way
RB6   R56            (+)       Two-way to Five-way
RB6   R66            (+)       Two-way to Six-way
RB6   R76            (+)       Two-way to Seven-way
RB6   R86            (+)       Two-way to Eight-way
RB6   R96            (+)       Two-way to Nine-way
RB6   RX6            (+)       Two-way to Ten-way
RB6   Y56            (+)       Two-way to Five-way
RB6   Y66            (+)       Two-way to Six-way
RB6   Y76            (+)       Two-way to Seven-way
RB6   Y86            (+)       Two-way to Eight-way
RB6   Y96            (+)       Two-way to Nine-way
RB6   YX6            (+)       Two-way to Ten-way
 
R26   RC6            (+)       Two-way to Three-way
R26   R36            (+)       Two-way to Three-way
R26   RD6            (+)       Two-way to Four-way
R26   R46            (+)       Two-way to Four-way
R26   R56            (+)       Two-way to Five-way
R26   R66            (+)       Two-way to Six-way
R26   R76            (+)       Two-way to Seven-way
R26   R86            (+)       Two-way to Eight-way
R26   R96            (+)       Two-way to Nine-way
R26   RX6            (+)       Two-way to Ten-way
R26   Y56            (+)       Two-way to Five-way
R26   Y66            (+)       Two-way to Six-way
R26   Y76            (+)       Two-way to Seven-way
R26   Y86            (+)       Two-way to Eight-way
R26   Y96            (+)       Two-way to Nine-way
R26   YX6            (+)       Two-way to Ten-way
RC6   R36            (+)       Three-way to Three-way
RC6   RD6            (+)       Three-way to Four-way
RC6   R46            (+)       Three-way to Four-way
RC6   R56            (+)       Three-way to Five-way
RC6   R66            (+)       Three-way to Six-way
RC6   R76            (+)       Three-way to Seven-way
RC6   R86            (+)       Three-way to Eight-way
RC6   R96            (+)       Three-way to Nine-way
RC6   RX6            (+)       Three-way to Ten-way
RC6   Y56            (+)       Three-way to Five-way
RC6   Y66            (+)       Three-way to Six-way
RC6   Y76            (+)       Three-way to Seven-way
RC6   Y86            (+)       Three-way to Eight-way
RC6   Y96            (+)       Three-way to Nine-way
RC6   YX6            (+)       Three-way to Ten-way
 
R36   R46            (+)       Three-way to Four-way
R36   R56            (+)       Three-way to Five-way
R36   R66            (+)       Three-way to Six-way
R36   R76            (+)       Three-way to Seven-way
R36   R86            (+)       Three-way to Eight-way
R36   R96            (+)       Three-way to Nine-way
R36   RX6            (+)       Three-way to Ten-way
RD6   Y56            (+)       Four-way to Five-way
RD6   Y66            (+)       Four-way to Six-way
R36   Y76            (+)       Three-way to Seven-way
R36   Y86            (+)       Three-way to Eight-way
R36   Y96            (+)       Three-way to Nine-way
R36   YX6            (+)       Three-way to Ten-way
 
RD6   R46            (+)       Four-way to Four-way
RD6   R56            (+)       Four-way to Five-way
RD6   R66            (+)       Four-way to Six-way
RD6   R76            (+)       Four-way to Seven-way
RD6   R86            (+)       Four-way to Eight-way
RD6   R96            (+)       Four-way to Nine-way
RD6   RX6            (+)       Four-way to Ten-way
R36   Y56            (+)       Three-way to Five-way
R36   Y66            (+)       Three-way to Six-way
RD6   Y76            (+)       Four-way to Seven-way
RD6   Y86            (+)       Four-way to Eight-way
RD6   Y96            (+)       Four-way to Nine-way
RD6   YX6            (+)       Four-way to Ten-way
 
R46   R56            (+)       Four-way to Five-way
R46   R66            (+)       Four-way to Six-way
R46   R76            (+)       Four-way to Seven-way
R46   R86            (+)       Four-way to Eight-way
R46   R96            (+)       Four-way to Nine-way
R46   RX6            (+)       Four-way to Ten-way
R46   Y56            (+)       Four-way to Five-way
R46   Y66            (+)       Four-way to Six-way
R46   Y76            (+)       Four-way to Seven-way
R46   Y86            (+)       Four-way to Eight-way
R46   Y96            (+)       Four-way to Nine-way
R46   YX6            (+)       Four-way to Ten-way
 
R56   R66            (+)       Five-way to Six-way
R56   R76            (+)       Five-way to Seven-way
R56   R86            (+)       Five-way to Eight-way
R56   R96            (+)       Five-way to Nine-way
R56   RX6            (+)       Five-way to Ten-way
R56   Y56            (+)       Five-way to Five-way
R56   Y66            (+)       Five-way to Six-way
R56   Y76            (+)       Five-way to Seven-way
R56   Y86            (+)       Five-way to Eight-way
R56   Y96            (+)       Five-way to Nine-way
R56   YX6            (+)       Five-way to Ten-way
 
R66   R76            (+)       Six-way to Seven-way
R66   R86            (+)       Six-way to Eight-way
R66   R96            (+)       Six-way to Nine-way
R66   RX6            (+)       Six-way to Ten-way
R66   Y66            (+)       Six-way to Six-way
R66   Y76            (+)       Six-way to Seven-way
R66   Y86            (+)       Six-way to Eight-way
R66   Y96            (+)       Six-way to Nine-way
R66   YX6            (+)       Six-way to Ten-way
 
R76   R86            (+)       Seven-way to Eight-way
R76   R96            (+)       Seven-way to Nine-way
R76   RX6            (+)       Seven-way to Ten-way
R76   Y76            (+)       Seven-way to Seven-way
R76   Y86            (+)       Seven-way to Eight-way
R76   Y96            (+)       Seven-way to Nine-way
R76   YX6            (+)       Seven-way to Ten-way
 
R86   R96            (+)       Eight-way to Nine-way
R86   RX6            (+)       Eight-way to Ten-way
R86   Y86            (+)       Eight-way to Eight-way
R86   Y96            (+)       Eight-way to Nine-way
R86   YX6            (+)       Eight-way to Ten-way
 
R96   RX6            (+)       Nine-way to Ten-way
R96   Y86            (+)       Nine-way to Eight-way
R96   Y96            (+)       Nine-way to Nine-way
R96   YX6            (+)       Nine-way to Ten-way
 
RX6   Y96            (+)       Ten-way to Nine-way
RX6   YX6            (+)       Ten-way to Ten-way
 
Y16   Y26            (+)       One-way to Two-way
Y16   Y36            (+)       One-way to Three-way
Y16   Y46            (+)       One-way to Four-way
Y16   Y56            (+)       One-way to Five-way
Y16   Y66            (+)       One-way to Six-way
Y16   Y76            (+)       One-way to Seven-way
Y16   Y86            (+)       One-way to Eight-way
Y16   Y96            (+)       One-way to Nine-way
Y16   YX6            (+)       One-way to Ten-way
 
Y26   Y36            (+)       One-way to Three-way
Y26   Y46            (+)       One-way to Four-way
Y26   Y56            (+)       One-way to Five-way
Y26   Y66            (+)       One-way to Six-way
Y26   Y76            (+)       One-way to Seven-way
Y26   Y86            (+)       One-way to Eight-way
Y26   Y96            (+)       One-way to Nine-way
Y26   YX6            (+)       One-way to Ten-way
 
Y36   Y46            (+)       One-way to Four-way
Y36   Y56            (+)       One-way to Five-way
Y36   Y66            (+)       One-way to Six-way
Y36   Y76            (+)       One-way to Seven-way
Y36   Y86            (+)       One-way to Eight-way
Y36   Y96            (+)       One-way to Nine-way
Y36   YX6            (+)       One-way to Ten-way
 
Y46   Y56            (+)       One-way to Five-way
Y46   Y66            (+)       One-way to Six-way
Y46   Y76            (+)       One-way to Seven-way
Y46   Y86            (+)       One-way to Eight-way
Y46   Y96            (+)       One-way to Nine-way
Y46   YX6            (+)       One-way to Ten-way
 
Y56   Y66            (+)       Five-way to Six-way
Y56   Y76            (+)       Five-way to Seven-way
Y56   Y86            (+)       Five-way to Eight-way
Y56   Y96            (+)       Five-way to Nine-way
Y56   YX6            (+)       Five-way to Ten-way
 
Y66   Y76            (+)       Six-way to Seven-way
Y66   Y86            (+)       Six-way to Eight-way
Y66   Y96            (+)       Six-way to Nine-way
Y66   YX6            (+)       Six-way to Ten-way
 
Y76   Y86            (+)       Seven-way to Eight-way
Y76   Y96            (+)       Seven-way to Nine-way
Y76   YX6            (+)       Seven-way to Ten-way
 
Y86   Y96            (+)       Eight-way to Nine-way
Y86   YX6            (+)       Eight-way to Ten-way
Y96   YX6            (+)       Nine-way to Ten-way
Y86   Y96            (+)       Eight-way to Nine-way
 

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

9672 Coupling Facility Model R06 Upgrades to 9672 Server Models:

R06   RA6            (+)       One ICF to RA6
R06   R16            (+)       One ICF to R16
R06   RB6            (+)       One ICF to RB6
R06   R26            (+)       One ICF to R26
R06   RC6            (+)       One ICF to RC6
R06   R36            (+)       One ICF to R36
R06   RD6            (+)       One ICF to RD6
R06   R46            (+)       One ICF to R46
R06   R56            (+)       One ICF to R56
R06   R66            (+)       One ICF to R66
R06   R76            (+)       One ICF to R76
R06   R86            (+)       One ICF to R86
R06   R96            (+)       One ICF to R96
R06   RX6            (+)       One ICF to RX6
R06   RY6            (+)       One ICF to RY6
 
R06   R16            (+)       Two ICF to RA6
R06   R16            (+)       Two ICF to R16
R06   RB6            (+)       Two ICF to RB6
R06   R26            (+)       Two ICF to R26
R06   RC6            (+)       Two ICF to RC6
R06   R36            (+)       Two ICF to R36
R06   RD6            (+)       Two ICF to RD6
R06   R46            (+)       Two ICF to R46
R06   R56            (+)       Two ICF to R56
R06   R66            (+)       Two ICF to R66
R06   R76            (+)       Two ICF to R76
R06   R86            (+)       Two ICF to R86
R06   R96            (+)       Two ICF to R96
R06   RX6            (+)       Two ICF to RX6
R06   Y76            (+)       Two ICF to Y76
R06   Y86            (+)       Two ICF to Y86
R06   Y96            (+)       Two ICF to Y96
R06   YX6            (+)       Two ICF to YX6
 
R06   RA6            (+)       Three ICF to RA6
R06   R16            (+)       Three ICF to R16
R06   RB6            (+)       Three ICF to RB6
R06   R26            (+)       Three ICF to R26
R06   RC6            (+)       Three ICF to RC6
R06   R36            (+)       Three ICF to R36
R06   RD6            (+)       Three ICF to RD6
R06   R46            (+)       Three ICF to R46
R06   R56            (+)       Three ICF to R56
R06   R66            (+)       Three ICF to R66
R06   R76            (+)       Three ICF to R76
R06   R86            (+)       Three ICF to R86
R06   R96            (+)       Three ICF to R96
R06   RX6            (+)       Three ICF to RX6
R06   Y76            (+)       Three ICF to Y76
R06   Y86            (+)       Three ICF to Y86
R06   Y96            (+)       Three ICF to Y96
R06   YX6            (+)       Three ICF to YX6
 
R06   RQ6            (+)       Four ICF to RA6
R06   R16            (+)       Four ICF to R16
R06   RB6            (+)       Four ICF to RB6
R06   R16            (+)       Four ICF to R26
R06   RC6            (+)       Four ICF to RC6
R06   R36            (+)       Four ICF to R36
R06   RD6            (+)       Four ICF to RD6
R06   R46            (+)       Four ICF to R46
R06   R56            (+)       Four ICF to R56
R06   R66            (+)       Four ICF to R66
R06   R76            (+)       Four ICF to R76
R06   R86            (+)       Four ICF to R86
R06   R96            (+)       Four ICF to R96
R06   RX6            (+)       Four ICF to RX6
R06   Y76            (+)       Four ICF to Y76
R06   Y86            (+)       Four ICF to Y86
R06   Y96            (+)       Four ICF to Y96
R06   YX6            (+)       Four ICF to YX6
 
R06   R36            (+)       Five ICF to R36
R06   R46            (+)       Five ICF to R46
R06   R56            (+)       Five ICF to R56
R06   R66            (+)       Five ICF to R66
R06   R76            (+)       Five ICF to R76
R06   R86            (+)       Five ICF to R86
R06   R96            (+)       Five ICF to R96
R06   RX6            (+)       Five ICF to RX6
R06   Y76            (+)       Five ICF to Y76
R06   Y86            (+)       Five ICF to Y86
R06   Y96            (+)       Five ICF to Y96
R06   YX6            (+)       Five ICF to YX6
 
R06   R36            (+)       Six ICF to R36
R06   R46            (+)       Six ICF to R46
R06   R56            (+)       Six ICF to R56
R06   R66            (+)       Six ICF to R66
R06   R76            (+)       Six ICF to R76
R06   R86            (+)       Six ICF to R86
R06   R96            (+)       Six ICF to R96
R06   RX6            (+)       Six ICF to RX6
R06   Y76            (+)       Six ICF to Y76
R06   Y86            (+)       Six ICF to Y86
R06   Y96            (+)       Six ICF to Y96
R06   YX6            (+)       Six ICF to YX6
 
R06   R36            (+)       Seven ICF to R36
R06   R46            (+)       Seven ICF to R46
R06   R56            (+)       Seven ICF to R56
R06   R66            (+)       Seven ICF to R66
R06   R76            (+)       Seven ICF to R76
R06   R86            (+)       Seven ICF to R86
R06   R96            (+)       Seven ICF to R96
R06   RX6            (+)       Seven ICF to RX6
R06   Y76            (+)       Seven ICF to Y76
R06   Y86            (+)       Seven ICF to Y86
R06   Y96            (+)       Seven ICF to Y96
R06   YX6            (+)       Seven ICF to YX6
 
R06   R36            (+)       Eight ICF to R36
R06   R46            (+)       Eight ICF to R46
R06   R56            (+)       Eight ICF to R56
R06   R66            (+)       Eight ICF to R66
R06   R76            (+)       Eight ICF to R76
R06   R86            (+)       Eight ICF to R86
R06   R96            (+)       Eight ICF to R96
R06   RX6            (+)       Eight ICF to RX6
R06   Y76            (+)       Eight ICF to Y76
R06   Y86            (+)       Eight ICF to Y86
R06   Y96            (+)       Eight ICF to Y96
R06   YX6            (+)       Eight ICF to YX6
 
R06   R36            (+)       Nine ICF to R36
R06   R46            (+)       Nine ICF to R46
R06   R56            (+)       Nine ICF to R56
R06   R66            (+)       Nine ICF to R66
R06   R76            (+)       Nine ICF to R76
R06   R86            (+)       Nine ICF to R86
R06   R96            (+)       Nine ICF to R96
R06   RX6            (+)       Nine ICF to RX6
R06   Y76            (+)       Nine ICF to Y76
R06   Y86            (+)       Nine ICF to Y86
R06   Y96            (+)       Nine ICF to Y96
R06   YX6            (+)       Nine ICF to YX6
 
R06   R36            (+)       Ten ICF to R36
R06   R46            (+)       Ten ICF to R46
R06   R56            (+)       Ten ICF to R56
R06   R66            (+)       Ten ICF to R66
R06   R76            (+)       Ten ICF to R76
R06   R86            (+)       Ten ICF to R86
R06   R96            (+)       Ten ICF to R96
R06   RX6            (+)       Ten ICF to RX6
R06   Y76            (+)       Ten ICF to Y76
R06   Y86            (+)       Ten ICF to Y86
R06   Y96            (+)       Ten ICF to Y96
R06   YX6            (+)       Ten ICF to YX6
 

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

Coupling Facility upgrades to R06

Note: Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned. Coupling Facility Model 9674 C04 to R06 Upgrades (Available 02/26/99)

  • One-way to One ICF
  • One-way to Two ICF
  • One-way to Three ICF
  • One-way to Four ICF
  • One-way to Five ICF
  • One-way to Six ICF
  • One-way to Seven ICF
  • One-way to Eight ICF
  • One-way to Nine ICF
  • One-way to Ten ICF
  • Two-way to One ICF
  • Two-way to Two ICF
  • Two-way to Three ICF
  • Two-way to Four ICF
  • Two-way to Five ICF
  • Two-way to Six ICF
  • Two-way to Seven ICF
  • Two-way to Eight ICF
  • Two-way to Nine ICF
  • Two-way to Ten ICF
  • Three-way to One ICF
  • Three-way to Two ICF
  • Three-way to Three ICF
  • Three-way to Four ICF
  • Three-way to Five ICF
  • Three-way to Six ICF
  • Three-way to Seven ICF
  • Three-way to Eight ICF
  • Three-way to Nine ICF
  • Three-way to Ten ICF
  • Four-way to Two ICF
  • Four-way to Three ICF
  • Four-way to Four ICF
  • Four-way to Five ICF
  • Four-way to Six ICF
  • Four-way to Seven ICF
  • Four-way to Eight ICF
  • Four-way to Nine ICF
  • Four-way to Ten ICF
  • Five-way to Two ICF
  • Five-way to Three ICF
  • Five-way to Four ICF
  • Five-way to Five ICF
  • Five-way to Six ICF
  • Five-way to Seven ICF
  • Five-way to Eight ICF
  • Five-way to Nine ICF
  • Five-way to Ten ICF
  • Six-way to Three ICF
  • Six-way to Four ICF
  • Six-way to Five ICF
  • Six-way to Six ICF
  • Six-way to Seven ICF
  • Six-way to Eight ICF
  • Six-way to Nine ICF
  • Six-way to Ten ICF
  • Seven-way to Four ICF
  • Seven-way to Five ICF
  • Seven-way to Six ICF
  • Seven-way to Seven ICF
  • Seven-way to Eight ICF
  • Seven-way to Nine ICF
  • Seven-way to Ten ICF
  • Eight-way to Four ICF
  • Eight-way to Five ICF
  • Eight-way to Six ICF
  • Eight-way to Seven ICF
  • Eight-way to Eight ICF
  • Eight-way to Nine ICF
  • Eight-way to Ten ICF
  • Nine-way to Four ICF
  • Nine-way to Five ICF
  • Nine-way to Six ICF
  • Nine-way to Seven ICF
  • Nine-way to Eight ICF
  • Nine-way to Nine ICF
  • Nine-way to Ten ICF
  • Ten-way to Four ICF
  • Ten-way to Five ICF
  • Ten-way to Six ICF
  • Ten-way to Seven ICF
  • Ten-way to Eight ICF
  • Ten-way to Nine ICF
  • Ten-way to Ten ICF

Coupling Facility Model 9674 C05 to R06 Upgrades

  • One-way to One ICF
  • One-way to Two ICF
  • One-way to Three ICF
  • One-way to Four ICF
  • One-way to Five ICF
  • One-way to Six ICF
  • One-way to Seven ICF
  • One-way to Eight ICF
  • One-way to Nine ICF
  • One-way to Ten ICF
  • Two-way to Two ICF
  • Two-way to Three ICF
  • Two-way to Four ICF
  • Two-way to Five ICF
  • Two-way to Six ICF
  • Two-way to Seven ICF
  • Two-way to Eight ICF
  • Two-way to Nine ICF
  • Two-way to Ten ICF
  • Three-way to Two ICF
  • Three-way to Three ICF
  • Three-way to Four ICF
  • Three-way to Five ICF
  • Three-way to Six ICF
  • Three-way to Seven ICF
  • Three-way to Eight ICF
  • Three-way to Nine ICF
  • Three-way to Ten ICF
  • Four-way to Three ICF
  • Four-way to Four ICF
  • Four-way to Five ICF
  • Four-way to Six ICF
  • Four-way to Seven ICF
  • Four-way to Eight ICF
  • Four-way to Nine ICF
  • Four-way to Ten ICF
  • Five-way to Three ICF
  • Five-way to Four ICF
  • Five-way to Five ICF
  • Five-way to Six ICF
  • Five-way to Seven ICF
  • Five-way to Eight ICF
  • Five-way to Nine ICF
  • Five-way to Ten ICF
  • Six-way to Four ICF
  • Six-way to Five ICF
  • Six-way to Six ICF
  • Six-way to Seven ICF
  • Six-way to Eight ICF
  • Six-way to Nine ICF
  • Six-way to Ten ICF

9672 Coupling Facility Model R06 Upgrades to 9672 Server Models: (Available March 31, 1999)

  • One ICF to RA6
  • One ICF to R16
  • One ICF to RB6
  • One ICF to R26
  • One ICF to RC6
  • One ICF to R36
  • One ICF to RD6
  • One ICF to R46
  • One ICF to R56
  • One ICF to R66
  • One ICF to R76
  • One ICF to R86
  • One ICF to R96
  • One ICF to RX6
  • One ICF to RY6
  • Two ICF to RA6
  • Two ICF to R16
  • Two ICF to RB6
  • Two ICF to R26
  • Two ICF to RC6
  • Two ICF to R36
  • Two ICF to RD6
  • Two ICF to R46
  • Two ICF to R56
  • Two ICF to R66
  • Two ICF to R76
  • Two ICF to R86
  • Two ICF to R96
  • Two ICF to RX6
  • Two ICF to RY6
  • Three ICF to RA6
  • Three ICF to R16
  • Three ICF to RB6
  • Three ICF to R26
  • Three ICF to RC6
  • Three ICF to R36
  • Three ICF to RD6
  • Three ICF to R46
  • Three ICF to R56
  • Three ICF to R66
  • Three ICF to R76
  • Three ICF to R86
  • Three ICF to R96
  • Three ICF to RX6
  • Three ICF to RY6
  • Four ICF to RA6
  • Four ICF to R16
  • Four ICF to RB6
  • Four ICF to R26
  • Four ICF to RC6
  • Four ICF to R36
  • Four ICF to RD6
  • Four ICF to R46
  • Four ICF to R56
  • Four ICF to R66
  • Four ICF to R76
  • Four ICF to R86
  • Four ICF to R96
  • Four ICF to RX6
  • Four ICF to RY6
  • Five ICF to R36
  • Five ICF to R46
  • Five ICF to R56
  • Five ICF to R66
  • Five ICF to R76
  • Five ICF to R86
  • Five ICF to R96
  • Five ICF to RX6
  • Five ICF to RY6
  • Six ICF to R36
  • Six ICF to R46
  • Six ICF to R56
  • Six ICF to R66
  • Six ICF to R76
  • Six ICF to R86
  • Six ICF to R96
  • Six ICF to RX6
  • Six ICF to RY6
  • Seven ICF to R36
  • Seven ICF to R46
  • Seven ICF to R56
  • Seven ICF to R66
  • Seven ICF to R76
  • Seven ICF to R86
  • Seven ICF to R96
  • Seven ICF to RX6
  • Seven ICF to RY6
  • Eight ICF to R36
  • Eight ICF to R46
  • Eight ICF to R56
  • Eight ICF to R66
  • Eight ICF to R76
  • Eight ICF to R86
  • Eight ICF to R96
  • Eight ICF to RX6
  • Eight ICF to RY6
  • Nine ICF to R36
  • Nine ICF to R46
  • Nine ICF to R56
  • Nine ICF to R66
  • Nine ICF to R76
  • Nine ICF to R86
  • Nine ICF to R96
  • Nine ICF to RX6
  • Ten ICF to R36
  • Ten ICF to R46
  • Ten ICF to R56
  • Ten ICF to R66
  • Ten ICF to R76
  • Ten ICF to R86
  • Ten ICF to R96
  • Ten ICF to RX6
  • Ten ICF to YX6

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Section 3 of the IBM Customer Agreement authorizes the customer to execute the Licensed Internal Code to enable the specific machine to function according to its specifications. The customer is authorized to execute the Licensed Internal Code only for the model listed in the Purchase Supplement (or other Transaction Document) relating to the IBM Customer Agreement.

Physical Specifications

9672 Servers

The mechanical package for the S/390 9672 Parallel Enterprise Servers- Generation 5 conforms to EIA guidelines for frames. Packaging for new build systems may be in one or two frames, depending on the configuration of the system. Packaging for model upgrades is in one or two frames.

Environmental Specifications--Server Models:
 
                                New Build          New Build
                                 Minimum            Maximum
                              1 Frame System     2 Frame System
Power Requirements
50/60 Hz, KVA                       0.6                5.5
 
Heat Output KBTU/hr.                2.0               18.8
 
Air Flow CFM                        290               1400
Air Flow m*3/min                    7.1               38.6
 
Floor Space
  -  Sq meters                      1.0                1.8
  -  Sq feet                       10.4               19.7
  Including service clearance
  -  Sq meters                      2.5                4.8
  -  Sq feet                       27.4               51.9
 
Approximate weight
  -  kg                             612                938
  -  Lbs                           1346               2057
 
Height(s):(except Y76, Y86, Y96  YX6)
  -  Frame w/covers (not packed or crated)  1785 mm (70.3 in)
  -  Frame w/covers- Packaged (not crated)  1800 mm (70.9 in)
  -  Frame w/covers- Crated                 2045 mm (80.5 in)
 
Height(s):(Y76, Y86  YX6)
  -  Frame w/covers (not packed or crated)  2013 mm (79.3 in)
  -  Frame w/covers- Packaged (not crated)  2029 mm (79.9 in)
  -  Frame w/covers- Crated                 2273 mm (89.5 in)
 
Height(s):(Y76, Y86, Y96 and YX6, with shipping reduction feature)
  -  Frame w/covers (not packed or crated)  2013 mm (79.3 in)
  -  Frame w/covers- Packaged (not crated)  1829 mm (72.0 in)
  -  Frame w/covers- Crated                 2007 mm (79.0 in)
 

9672 R06 Coupling Facility

The mechanical package for the S/390 Coupling Facility is designed in conformance with EIA guidelines for frames. The 9672 R06 model is packaged in one frame.

                                New Build          New Build
                                 Minimum            Maximum
Power Requirements
50/60 Hz, KVA                       0.6                2.6
 
Heat Output KBTU/hr.                2.1                8.9
 
Floor Space
  -  Sq meters                      1.0                1.0
  -  Sq feet                       10.4               10.4
  Including service clearance
  -  Sq meters                      2.5                2.5
  -  Sq feet                       27.4               27.4
 
Approximate weight
  -  kg                             612                620
  -  Lbs                           1346               1364
 

Operating Environment

No S/370 mode guest support is provided on the S/390 G5 Enterprise Server processors. This applies to no S/370 mode LPAR support and no S/370 guest support under VM. VM customers should refer to the VM/ESA CP Programming Services guide regarding the 370 Accommodation Facility for programs that currently require running as a S/370 mode guest.

This product utilizes only existing attachment interfaces.

Any program written for ESA/370(TM) architecture, or written to an optional ESA/390 architectural facility (ES Connection, Multisystems) when installed in ESA/370 mode, will run on a machine executing according to the ESA/390 architecture, provided that the program:

  • Is not time-dependent.

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

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

  • Does not depend on results or functions that are defined in the appropriate "Principles of Operation" manual as being unpredictable or model-dependent.

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

Any program written for 370/XA mode operates in ESA/390 mode, any problem-state program written for System/370 operates in ESA/390 mode, and any problem-state program written for System/360(TM) operates in ESA/390 mode, provided that the program:

  • Observes the limitations in the preceding statements.

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

  • Takes into account other changes made that affect compatibility between modes. These changes are described in "ESA/370 Principles of Operation" (SA22-7200) and "IBM System/370 Principles of Operation" (GA22-7000).

When operating in a logical partition, the CPUID presented to the logical partition is not the same as when operating in Basic mode. This may impact operation of software products that use the CPUID field. For additional information see "Processor Resource/Systems Manager(TM) Planning Guide" (GA22-7236).

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

Limitations

Customer Responsibilities

The customer is responsible for site preparation, scheduling of installation time, and ensuring that the prerequisite consoles and input/output devices are available. Physical planning assistance is available through your IBM representative.

Cable Orders

Line cords should be installed according to the national safety standards and will be provided based on the three digit country code. Refer to "Installation Manual - Physical Planning", GC22-7102, for specifics.

Cables for ESCON channels are not provided with the channel features on any 9672 processors. Only nominal length 78D to OEMI parallel channel cables are provided with the parallel channel features on any 9672 processors. Planning the channel cable configuration, ordering, arranging delivery and installing prior to the 9672 installation is a customer responsibility. Please see "I/O Equipment Installation Manual-Physical Planning", GC22-7064, for information on planning the channel cabling for specific control units.

Parallel channels attach via 78D cables alone or via 78D cables connected to OEMI bus and tag channel cables. Refer to the "S/390 9672 Installation Manual-Physical planning", GC22-7102, for information.

Fiber optic jumper cables are required for connecting one Coupling Link feature to another Coupling Link feature. For initial equipment orders and feature MES orders, one standard-length IBM multi-mode or one standard-length single-mode fiber optic jumper cable will be provided at no additional charge for the connection between two Coupling Link features. The fiber optic jumper cables do not ship automatically with the Coupling Link features and must be ordered separately.

Custom lengths will be provided at a charge. Refer to the Coupling Link Fiber Optic Cable section in the 9672/9674 Sales Manual pages.

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

For S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 cable planning information, refer to the 9672 Sales Manual pages.

For fiber optic components and connectivity solutions, contact your local IBM Marketing or Connectivity Service Representatives.

Hardware Requirements

Standard Hardware Functions and Capabilities

  • Cryptographic Coprocessor Feature

  • Multiple 2GB Central Store LPARs supported

  • S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2

  • IEEE Floating Point Arithmetic support

  • CP, SAP, and ICF Sparing

  • Partial Memory Restart

  • Dynamic Memory Sparing

  • Enhanced Error Correction Code (ECC) on memory arrays

  • Application Preservation

  • Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF)

  • Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC)

  • Internal Coupling (IC) Channels (Available March 31, 1999)

  • 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.
    • Support for greater than 2GB central storage.
    • 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

Reliability

The standard features that provide a high level of reliability include:

  • High-reliability technology components.

  • Parts integration to reduce the number of parts in the machine.

Availability

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

  • Enhanced Processor Design

    All S/390 G5 Servers are provided with an enhanced processor design. Each Central Processor contains dual Instruction / Execution Units, which operate simultaneously. Results are compared, and in the event of a miscompare, Instruction Retry is invoked. This design simplifies checking, and virtually eliminates CP failures due to soft errors.

  • Fault Tolerant Design

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

  • Processor Unit (PU) Sparing

    Spare Processor Units (PUs) are provided, whenever the configuration allows, to maintain performance levels should an active central processor (CP), Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) feature or System Assist Processor (SAP) fail on a G3, G4 or G5 Server models. The general philosophy is to provide a spare chip whenever possible; that is, when the number of CPs, ICFs and SAPs is less than the total number of processing units (PUs) available.

    • Transparent CP/ICF Sparing

      New on the S/390 G5 Servers is Transparent CP/ICF Sparing. When originally announced on the G3 models, CP sparing (ICF feature not available at G3 announce) required an IML of the machine to activate the spare CP. Later on the G3 models and on the G4 models, Concurrent CP/ICF Sparing was introduced. With Concurrent CP/ICF Sparing, an IML is not required to activate a spare PU. In shared LPAR mode, Concurrent CP/ICF Sparing is automatic and does not required operator intervention; however, in Basic Mode or with LPAR dedicated partitions, operator action is required to bring the new CP/ICF on-line (Operating System must support configuring the spare CP on-line). With the G5 Servers, CP/ICF Sparing is transparent in all modes of operation and requires no operator intervention to invoke a spare CP. Because there are no extra chips available on the RX6 and YX6, these models do not support CP Sparing. The R06 model supports sparing for all ICF features (including the model configured with 10 ICF features).

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

    • Dynamic SAP Sparing / Reassignment

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

  • Enhanced Application Preservation

    Application Preservation was introduced on the G4 Servers and is enhanced on the G5 models to provide more comprehensive application recovery should a CP fail. Application Preservation captures the machine state in the event of a CP failure and will, in most cases, switch processing to a spare PU or another active CP without customer intervention. On the G3 and G4 models, the uniprocessors were not covered by Application Preservation; G5 uniprocessor models will now recover work due to a CP failure, in most cases, on a spare PU using Application Preservation. The RX6 and YX6, although without CP Sparing, will attempt to recover an application that was running on a failed CP on another active CP in the configuration. This capability helps eliminate unplanned outages, eliminates customer intervention in the recovery process, and preserves the customer's application processing environment.

  • Cryptographic Coprocessor Enhancements

    There are two Cryptographic Coprocessor Elements available on the G5 Servers. G5 models, the availability has been enhanced by making both elements available on Models R26, RB6, RD6, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, R86, R96, RX6, Y76, Y86, Y96, and YX6; models RA6 and R16 use one cryptographic coprocessor only. Recovery of a cryptographic coprocessor element is done by the operating system; i.e., the operating system reschedules and dispatches the failed instruction on the other cryptographic coprocessor element, on the applicable models.

    Another new availability feature on the G5 Servers is a second path from each cryptographic coprocessor element to a spare PU. Normally, each crypto element is configured to a primary CP. Should a primary CP fail, the alternate PU would transparently replace (spare) the failed primary CP, maintaining the crypto element's operation. However, an alternate PU is available only if that PU is not configured into the system as another CP, ICF or SAP. The two PUs associated with the alternate path from each crypto element are the last to be assigned as CPs, SAPS or ICFs. It should be noted that if a primary CP is not available at IML, the cryptographic element will be configured with its associated alternate PU.

  • Dynamic ICF Expansion

    Dynamic ICF Expansion is a function that allows an ICF logical partition to acquire additional processing power from the LPAR pool of shared general purpose central processors being used to execute production and/or test work on the system. This function is very useful when the ICF partition in some G5 general purpose models 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 G5 general purpose models and optimizes the use of the processing power in the system.

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

    Dynamic ICF expansion is not recommended for use in a logical coupling facility that uses ICMF.

    Dynamic ICF Expansion is available on G5 general purpose models RA6, R16, RB6, R26, RC6, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, and R86.

  • 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 you to define a backup coupling facility in a logical partition (LPAR) on your system. While this logical partition is in backup mode, although it is sharing resources with other LPARs running other active workload, it uses very little processor resource. When the backup CF becomes active, only the resource necessary to provide coupling is allocated.

  • Error Correction Code (ECC)

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

  • Dynamic Memory Sparing

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

  • LPAR Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration (DSR) (on G5 general purpose models)

    PR/SM LPAR storage reconfigurations can occur allowing nondisruptive add or removal to any partition with a cooperating guest.

  • Enhanced LPAR Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration

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

  • Subsystem Storage Protect

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

  • Scrubbing

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

  • Partial Memory Restart

    In the event of a memory card failure, the system can be restarted with half of the original memory. Processing can be resumed until a replacement memory card is installed.

  • Dynamic I/O Configuration

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

  • Concurrent Channel Upgrade

    It is possible to concurrently add ESCON, Parallel and OSA channels and Coupling Facility (CF) Links provided an STI is installed and there are unused channel positions and a channel adapter card (for channels)/HiPerLink adapter card available. This capability may help eliminate an outage to upgrade the channel configuration.

  • Partial I/O Restart

    In the event of a failure of a Memory Bus Adapter, in most cases, the system will continue to run with only the I/O connections associated with the failed MBA deconfigured. In a system configured for maximum availability, alternate paths will maintain access to critical I/O. This capability enables the system to run, partially degraded, until the part is replaced, restoring full capacity.

  • Concurrent Channel Maintenance

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

  • Dual Power Feeds

    The power system offers dual primary (AC) power feeds. Each feed is electrically isolated and enables redundant power paths to each server. Customers may elect to provide a dual electrical service to the server, further minimizing any outage due to a single path power interruption.

  • Redundant Power Thermal Subsystem

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

  • Storage Recovery

    S/390 G5 servers have error checking and correction of L2 and L3 storage. The Servers also have line delete for L1 and L2 Caches and Directories and line relocate for the Caches and L2 Directory. S/390 G5 servers perform ECC, background scrubbing and dynamic sparing of L3 L4 memory, as well as ECC on the system memory buses.

  • External Time Reference

    ETR connection provided across clusters to enable the cluster degrade capability. The design includes both the full-and half-populated module cases.

  • Concurrent Hardware Maintenance

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

    • Power/Thermal
    • ESCON channels
    • FICON channels
    • Parallel channels
    • Coupling links
    • Integrated cluster bus (STI) cable
    • OSA2
    • Hardware Management Console
    • Support Element

  • Concurrent Licensed Internal Code (LIC) Patch Enhancements

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

    • CP
    • SAP
    • LPAR
    • Coupling Facility Control Code
    • Integrated Coupling Migration Facility
    • Power/Thermal
    • ESCON channels
    • FICON channels
    • Parallel channels
    • Coupling links
    • Integrated cluster bus channels
    • Internal coupling channels
    • OSA2
    • Hardware Management Console
    • Support Element

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

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

  • Internal Battery Feature (IBF)

    The Integrated Battery Feature (IBF) provides backup input power. The feature is packaged internal to the machine. It can be used with a UPS to provide additional protection.

  • Local Uninterruptible Power Supply

    The Local Uninterruptible Power Supply, Machine Type 9910, can be installed as a supplemental or as an alternative to a central UPS to secure system availability.

  • Redundant Coupling Links

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

Serviceability

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

  • Automatic error detection and fault isolation concurrent with system operation

  • Automatic remote support capability

  • High degree of concurrent maintenance capability in hardware and code

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

  • Status Panel showing status of N+1 power system

  • Enhanced diagnostics for Coupling links

Supported I/O Devices

The I/O devices and control units supported for attachment to the IBM OEMI/parallel and ESCON channel interface on the 9672 G5 models are the same as currently supported on the 9672 R1, R2, R3, G3, and G4 models. For a complete list of the supported I/O for the G5 models, refer to the 9672 Sales Manuals.

Hardware Management Console (HMC) and Support Element (SE)

The Hardware Management Console provides a single point of control and single system image for managing local or remote hardware elements for the 9672 systems. The Hardware Management Console(s) communicate with the 9672 system(s) using either an SNA protocol or TCP/IP protocol flowing over either a Token-Ring LAN or over an Ethernet LAN. The Hardware Management Console employs a state-of-the-art direct- manipulation object-oriented graphical user interface supporting exception based real-time system status reporting via ICONs and colors, consolidated hardware messages, consolidated operating system messages, and consolidated service support (including modems and phone lines), and of course, full operation of the managed systems.

The Hardware Management Consoles ordered with a new S/390 G5 Server will be shipped as feature code #0041. All MES orders will include either replacement of the existing Hardware Management Console by #0041 or an upgrade to FC #0031, depending upon the level of system in the existing Hardware Management Console. CFSYSTEM will determine the appropriate shipment content. When upgrading a system which has #0009 installed, that Hardware Management Console will be upgraded to either a #0031 or #0041, depending upon the type of PC in the existing Hardware Management Console (PS/2 based #0009 will be exchanged for #0041; Model 6885 based FC #0009 will be upgraded to #0031). All upgrades from 9672 G3, 9674 C04 or earlier models, presently using #0021 should confirm order of #0031, as a no-charge feature. All upgrades from 9672 R3 as well as 9674 C03 models presently using #0009 should confirm feature exchange for either #0031 or #0041, depending upon the type of PC in the existing Hardware Management Console, as a no-charge feature exchange. #0041 is also available as an optional feature for customers who desire additional Hardware Management Console 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 same LAN. #0023 only be may ordered if the FC #0041 Hardware Management Console will be connected to a Token-Ring LAN.

Technical differences between FC #0031 and FC #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 (2) of (3) options to be installed as follows:
    • HMC ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) Feature (#0022)
    • HMC Token Ring Feature (#0023)
    • HMC 3270 Emulation Feature (#0026)

Remote Control of the G5 via the Web Server

Occasional monitoring and control of supporting elements connected to a single G5 Hardware Management Console has been enabled by a Web Server that is now integral with current G5 Hardware Management Consoles (HMCs). A systems programmer or operator may monitor and/or control defined CPCs, CPC images, or groups from a remote site with a subset of task lists and tasks that are available on the HMC. For more information, please refer to "S/390 Hardware Management Console Operations Guide, GC38-0470.

Support Element

The G5 models employ an integrated Support Element (SE). The SE controls and monitors the operation of the 9672 and sends status hardware messages, and operating system (console integration) messages to the Hardware Management Console(s) for consolidation and exception processing. The SE employs a state-of-the-art direct-manipulation object-oriented graphical user interface supporting exception based real- time system status reporting, hardware messages, operating system messages, and service support (including a modem), and full operation of the G5 system.

The G5 SE has both an Ethernet connectivity function and a Token-Ring connectivity function incorporated as standard (new build); this enables use of an existing Ethernet LAN to provide connectivity between the SE or HMC as well as permitting high speed (10 Mbps) remote operation of the SE, or connection to a Token-Ring. An additional Ethernet connection, may be optionally ordered for the G5 (feature #0034) which precludes the SE Token-ring capability. In addition to providing an end-user with graphical interface to operate and manage the system, the Support Element also provides APIs. The APIs are:

  1. SNA-based management APIs
  2. SNMP-based management APIs

The SNA-based management APIs provide the ability to monitor and manage the system from an SNA-based management application, such as IBM NetView. The SNMP-based management APIs provide the ability to get/set the SE's managed object's attributes, issue commands to be performed on a managed object from a remote application, and receive asynchronous event notifications. Each set of APIs provides a mechanism for automated remote management of the system using applications available from IBM, independent system management vendors, or applications written by the customer.

Remote Operations

The 9672 G5 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 the following possibilities, some of which require the optional HMC:

  • Hardware Management Console Operation of the G5.

    The HMC can manage G5 systems using either an 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 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 networks. This is the suggested option for continuous remote operation of the G5.

  • Remote Web browser operation of the Hardware Management Console

    The HMC may be remotely operated using a Web browser. For each of the systems being managed by the HMC, the user can:

    1. monitor the status
    2. monitor and handle hardware messages
    3. monitor and handle (console integration) operating system messages
    4. perform the following tasks: Activate, Deactivate, Load, Reset Normal, and Reset Clear

    To use this, a personal computer or other system with a Web browser is required as well as TCP/IP connectivity from the HMC to this system via either a Token Ring or an Ethernet LAN. This is intended for occasional remote operation of the systems being managed by the HMC.

  • Remote manual operation of a Hardware Management Console

    The HMC 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.

  • Support Element SNMP-based Management

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

  • Hardware Management Console SNMP-based Management

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

HWMCA Programming Interfaces

In addition to providing an end-user with the ability to view and manipulate managed objects, the HMC also provides APIs. The APIs are:

  1. User interface transition APIs
  2. Management APIs

The user interface transition API provides a local application with the ability to transfer into the HMC user interface in context. This is exploited by IBM's System Automation for OS/390 Release 2. The management APIs contain the ability to get/set a HMC 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

    The ability to limit access to the OS/2 desktop and other applications residing on the HMC for individual users.

  • Managed Objects

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

  • Tasks

    Control of which HMC tasks are accessible for individual users.

Summary of HMC/SE Features:

HMC Console with RSF          0031             All
HMC Console with RSF          0041             All
HMC ISDN                      0022             All
HMC Token Ring Adapter        0023   (1)       All
HMC Ethernet                  0024   (1)       All
HMC 3270 option               0026   (1)       All
SE optional Ethernet          0034   (2)       All
 

(1) Used only with HMC feature (#0041) or

(2) Used only with the 9672 G5 server Support Element (SE)

Software Requirements

The IBM 9672 G5 Parallel Enterprise Server 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 6

      Provides support for IEEE Floating Point Arithmetic enablement. OS/390 Version 2 Release 5

    • OS/390 Version 2 Release 4

    • OS/390 Version 1 Release 3

      Provides support the Integrated Cluster Bus (ICB), FICON, and the Internal Coupling (IC) channel.

    • 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, and Asynchronous Data Mover Facility.

    • ICSF/MVS 2.1

      ICSF/MVS 2.1 is available at no charge to support the Cryptographic Coprocessor function on the S/390 G5 Parallel 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 is included in the base for OS/390 R4 and R5.

  • VM

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

    • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 3
    • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2
    • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1
    • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2

    Applicable PTFs for VM/ESA APARs are required to support the S/390 Generation 5 Enterprise Server; they are:

    • APAR VM61244 and VM60828 for VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2.0
    • APAR VM60645, VM61244, and VM60828 for VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 and VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2.

    There is a required maintenance level for VM/ESA to IPL on processors with the Cryptographic Coprocessor Feature. Existing VM/ESA systems should be upgraded to the required RSU level prior to the installation of a S/390 Server with the Cryptographic Coprocessor. The required RSU level which incorporates the PTFs mentioned above for each of the currently supported releases of VM/ESA are as follows:

    • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2.0 - RSU 9707
    • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 - RSU 9704
    • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2 - RSU 9702

    VM/ESA Version 2 Release 3 does not require a specific service level.

    The S/390 Generation 5 Enterprise Server models do not support S/370 mode operations. Therefor, the following VM systems or functions will not execute on a G5 server.

    • Any unsupported release of VM
    • 370-mode CMS virtual machines
    • 370-mode guests

  • VSE

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

    • VSE/ESA (TM) Version 2 Release 3
    • 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 R96, RX6 Y96 and YX6 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.
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Publications

Information about the S/390 G5 Parallel Enterprise Server processor models can be found in the following publications: which are now available:

  • System Overview (GA22-7158)
  • S/390 G5 Enterprise Server Installation Manual-- Physical Planning (GC22-7106)

The following publications are available to be ordered prior to shipment of a G5 model:

  • Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook (G5 models) (GC38-3120)
  • Learning to Use the S/390 CMOS Console (SK2T-2512)
  • Introduction to IBM S/390 FICON (SG24-5176)
  • IBM S/390 FICON Migration Guide (SG24-5169)

The following publications are shipped with the product:

  • PR/SM Planning Guide (GA22-7236)
  • IOCP User's Guide (GC38-0401)
  • Managing Your Processors (GC38-0460)
  • Hardware Management Console Guide (GC38-0452)
  • Operations Guide (SC28-8141)
  • Standalone IOCP User's Guide (GC38-0458)
  • Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook (G5 Models) (GC38-3120)
  • HWMCA Programming Interfaces (SC28-8143)
  • Problem Analysis (PA) Guide (SY22-9876)

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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

(#1750) LICC Ship Via Net Indicator

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

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.

Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable

Mandatory Feature Reference Guide - 9672 G5 Models

                    FEATURE      -------------- MODEL ------------
DESCRIPTION         NUMBER  NOTE RA6  R16  RB6  R26  RC6  RD6  R36  R46
------------------- ------- ---- ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
RA6 1-Way Processor   0901  (1)   X
R16 1-Way Processor   0902  (1)        X
RB6 2-Way Processor   0903  (1)             X
R26 2-Way Processor   0908  (1)                  X
RC6 3-Way Processor   0904  (1)                       X
R36 3-Way Processor   0905  (1)                            X
RD6 4-Way Processor   0906  (1)                                 X
R46 4-Way Processor   0907  (1)                                      X
 
STORAGE
1.0 GB Memory         7010  (1)   X    X    X    X    X    X    NA   NA
1.5 GB Memory         7015  (1)   X    X    X    X    X    X    NA   NA
2.0 GB Memory         7020  (1)   X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
2.5 GB Memory         7025  (1)   X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
3.0 GB Memory         7030  (1)   X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
3.5 GB Memory         7035  (1)   X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
4.0 GB Memory         7040  (1)   X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
5.0 GB Memory         7050  (1)   X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
6.0 GB Memory         7060  (1)   X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
7.0 GB Memory         7070  (1)   X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
8.0 GB Memory         7080  (1)   X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
10  GB Memory         7100  (1)   X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
12  GB Memory         7120  (1)   X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
16  GB Memory         7160  (1)   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X    X
20  GB Memory         7200  (1)   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X    X
24  GB Memory         7240  (1)   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X    X
CHANNELS
Parallel Channel Cd   2303  (1,2) X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
Parallel Channel Cd   2304  (1,2) X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
ESCON Channel Cd      2313        X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
FICON Channel Cd      2314        X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
 
OSA2 TR               5201        X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 FDDI             5202        X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 ATM 155Mb MM     5206        X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 ATM 155Mb SM     5207        X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 FAST ETHERNET    5208        X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
HiPerlinks            0216        X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
Coupling Link 10 km   0008        X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
Mode Jumper           0107        X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
 

Note: Model configurations require an MCM and a mandatory minimum of memory, channels and OSA-2.

Mandatory Feature Reference Guide - 9672 G5 Models (Non-Turbo)

                      FEATURE             -------- MODEL --------
DESCRIPTION           NUMBER  NOTE   R56  R66  R76  R86  R96  RX6
-------------------   ------- ----   ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
R56 5-Way Processor     0909  (1)     X
R66 6-Way Processor     0910  (1)          X
R76 7-Way Processor     0911  (1)               X
R86 8-Way Processor     0912  (1)                    X
R96 9-Way Processor     0913  (1)                         X
RX6 10-Way Processor    0914  (1)                              X
 
STORAGE
1.0 GB Memory           7010  (1)     NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
1.5 GB Memory           7015  (1)     NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
2.0 GB Memory           7020  (1)     X    X    X    X    X    X
2.5 GB Memory           7025  (1)     X    X    X    X    X    X
3.0 GB Memory           7030  (1)     X    X    X    X    X    X
3.5 GB Memory           7035  (1)     X    X    X    X    X    X
4.0 GB Memory           7040  (1)     X    X    X    X    X    X
5.0 GB Memory           7050  (1)     X    X    X    X    X    X
6.0 GB Memory           7060  (1)     X    X    X    X    X    X
7.0 GB Memory           7070  (1)     X    X    X    X    X    X
8.0 GB Memory           7080  (1)     X    X    X    X    X    X
10  GB Memory           7100  (1)     X    X    X    X    X    X
12  GB Memory           7120  (1)     X    X    X    X    X    X
16  GB Memory           7160  (1)     X    X    X    X    X    X
20  GB Memory           7200  (1)     X    X    X    X    X    X
24  GB Memory           7240  (1)     X    X    X    X    X    X
 
CHANNELS
Parallel Channel Cd     2303  (1,2)   X    X    X    X    X    X
Parallel Channel Cd     2304  (1,2)   X    X    X    X    X    X
ESCON Channel Cd        2313          X    X    X    X    X    X
FICON Channel Cd        2314          X    X    X    X    X    X
 
OSA2 TR                 5201          X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 FDDI               5202          X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 ATM 155Mb MM       5206          X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 ATM 155Mb SM       5207          X    X    X    X    X    X
OSA2 FAST ETHERNET      5208          X    X    X    X    X    X
HiPerlinks              0216          X    X    X    X    X    X
Coupling Link 10 km     0008          X    X    X    X    X    X
Mode Jumper             0107          X    X    X    X    X    X
 

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

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

Note: (2) Feature #2303 (3 port Parallel Card) is compatible with Feature #2304, and may be carried to G5 with an upgrade MES or installed with new builds in 1998. Feature #2303 will be "As Available" in 1999.

Mandatory Feature Reference Guide - 9672 G5 Models (Turbo)

                      FEATURE             -------- MODEL --------
DESCRIPTION           NUMBER  NOTE  Y16  Y26  Y36  Y46  Y56  Y66  Y76
-------------------   ------- ----  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
Y16 1-Way Processor     0921  (1,3)  X
Y26 2-Way Processor     0922  (1,3)       X
Y36 3-Way Processor     0923  (1,3)            X
Y46 4-Way Processor     0924  (1,3)                 X
Y56 5-Way Processor     0925  (1)                        X
Y66 6-Way Processor     0926  (1)                             X
Y76 7-Way Processor     0927  (1)                                  X
 
STORAGE
5.0 GB Memory           7050  (1)    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
6.0 GB Memory           7060  (1)    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
7.0 GB Memory           7070  (1)    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
8.0 GB Memory           7080  (1)    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
10  GB Memory           7100  (1)    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
12  GB Memory           7120  (1)    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
16  GB Memory           7160  (1)    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
20  GB Memory           7200  (1)    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
24  GB Memory           7240  (1)    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
 
CHANNELS
Parallel Channel Cd     2303  (1,2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    X
Parallel Channel Cd     2304  (1,2)  X    X    X    X    X    X    X
ESCON Channel Cd        2313         X    X    X    X    X    X    X
FICON Channel Cd        2314         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
OSA2 FAST ETHERNET      5208         X    X    X    X    X    X    X
HiPerlinks              0216         X    X    X    X    X    X    X
Coupling Link 10 km     0008         X    X    X    X    X    X    X
Mode Jumper             0107         X    X    X    X    X    X    X
 

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

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

Note: (2) Feature #2303 (3 port Parallel Card) is compatible with Feature #2304, and may be carried to G5 with an upgrade MES or installed with new builds in 1998. Feature #2303 will be "As Available" in 1999.

Note: (3) A special bid contract is required and the model must be appropriately configured when additonal capacity is involved.

Mandatory Feature Reference Guide - 9672 G5 Models (Turbo)

                      FEATURE             -------- MODEL --------
DESCRIPTION           NUMBER  NOTE             Y76  Y86  Y96  YX6
-------------------   ------- ----             ---  ---  ---  ---
R76 7-Way Processor     0918  (1)               X
Y86 8-Way Processor     0919  (1)                    X
Y96 9-Way Processor     0920  (1)                         X
YX6 10-Way Processor    0915  (1)                              X
 
STORAGE
8.0 GB Memory           7080  (1)               X    X    X    X
10  GB Memory           7100  (1)               X    X    X    X
12  GB Memory           7120  (1)               X    X    X    X
16  GB Memory           7160  (1)               X    X    X    X
20  GB Memory           7200  (1)               X    X    X    X
24  GB Memory           7240  (1)               X    X    X    X
 
CHANNELS
Parallel Channel Cd     2303  (1,2)             X    X    X    X
Parallel Channel Cd     2304  (1,2)             X    X    X    X
ESCON Channel Cd        2313                    X    X    X    X
FICON Channel Cd        2314                    X    X    X    X
 
OSA2 TR                 5201                    X    X    X    X
OSA2 FDDI               5202                    X    X    X    X
OSA2 ATM 155Mb MM       5206                    X    X    X    X
OSA2 ATM 155Mb SM       5207                    X    X    X    X
OSA2 FAST ETHERNET      5208                    X    X    X    X
HiPerlinks              0216                    X    X    X    X
Coupling Link 10 km     0008                    X    X    X    X
Mode Jumper             0107                    X    X    X    X
 

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

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

Note: (2) Feature #2303 (3 port Parallel Card) is compatible with Feature #2304, and may be carried to G5 with an upgrade MES or installed with new builds in 1998. Feature #2303 will be "As Available" in 1999.

Mandatory Feature Reference Guide - 9672 R06 Model

                      FEATURE                 R06: # of ICFs
DESCRIPTION           NUMBER       NOTE    1  2  3  4  5  6  8  9  10
-------------------   -------      ----    -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  --
1-ICFs                  7971       (1)     X
2-ICFs                  7972       (1)        X
3-ICFs                  7973       (1)           X
4-ICFs                  7974       (1)              X
5-ICFs                  7975       (1)                 X
6-ICFs                  7976       (1)                    X
7-ICFs                  7977       (1)                       X
8-ICFs                  7978       (1)                          X
9-ICFs                  7979       (1)                             X
10-ICFs                 7980       (1)                                X
 
STORAGE
1.0 GB Memory           7010  (1)          X  X  X  X  NA NA NA NA NA NA
1.5 GB Memory           7015  (1)          X  X  X  X  NA NA NA NA NA NA
2.0 GB Memory           7020  (1)          X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
2.5 GB Memory           7025  (1)          X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
3.0 GB Memory           7030  (1)          X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
3.5 GB Memory           7035  (1)          X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
4.0 GB Memory           7040  (1)          X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
5.0 GB Memory           7050  (1)          X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
6.0 GB Memory           7060  (1)          X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
7.0 GB Memory           7070  (1)          X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
8.0 GB Memory           7080  (1)          X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
10  GB Memory           7100  (1)          X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
12  GB Memory           7120  (1)          X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
16  GB Memory           7160  (1)          NA NA NA NA X  X  X  X  X  X
20  GB Memory           7200  (1)          NA NA NA NA X  X  X  X  X  X
24  GB Memory           7240  (1)          NA NA NA NA X  X  X  X  X  X
 
HiPerlinks              0216               X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
Coupling Link 10 km     0008               X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
Mode Jumper             0107               X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
 

Note: Model configurations require an MCM, and a minimum of memory, and a coupling connection (HiPerlinks or ICBs) features. All features can be ordered initial or MES.

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

Optional Feature Reference Guide - 9672 Models (NEW BUILD)

                            FEATURE                ------ MODELS ------
 DESCRIPTION                 NUMBER       NOTE      9672 G5*   9672 R06**
 ------------------         -------       ----      -------    --------
Token-ring/HMC                0023                   All         All
3270/HMC                      0026                   All         All
Ethernet/HMC (Optional)       0024                   All         All
Ethernet/SE (Optional)        0034                   All         All
HMC Console with RSF          0041                   All         All
Alternate Support Element     0071        (11)
HiPerlinks (Coupling Links)   0216                   All         All
TKE Hardware (for Token Ring) 0806                   All          NA
Smart Card                    0807                   All          NA
TKE Hardware (for Ethernet)   0809                   All          NA
CBU Test Diskette             0840        (10)   See Note         NA
Optional ICF                  0991        (7)    See Note        All
ICB (Integrated Cluster Bus)  0992                   All         All
Processor Unit Optimizer      1998        (11)                    NA
Concurrent Conditioning       1999        (12)                    NA
I/O Expansion Cage            2020                   All         All
I/O Expansion Cage-YX6        2021        (6)    See Note         NA
JCM OPS                       2029                   All          NA
Internal Battery Feature      2210                   All         All
FICON Channel Cd              2314                   All          NA
FIBB Card-Single Wide         2337                   All          NA
Additional Frame              3020                   All          NA
Sml Console Display           6090                   All         All
Lrg Console Display           6091                   All         All
ETR Master Cd                 6150                   All          NA
ETR Dual Port                 6152                   All          NA
ETR Ext Cable                 6153                   All          NA
 
1 Pwr Ctlr                    6301                   All          NA
2 Pwr Ctlrs                   6302                   All          NA
 
Maximum CP (12 PU) Module     7990        (8)     See Note  See Note
Capacity Back-up Feature      7994        (3)     See Note        NA
Capacity Back-up Feature      7995        (4)     See Note        NA
Capacity Back-up Feature      7996        (5)     See Note        NA
Fiber Trunk- 6 position       7930        (9)        All          NA
Fiber Trunk- 9 position       7931        (9)        All          NA
Fiber Trunk- 8 ft harness     7932        (9)        All          NA
 

Notes:

(*) 9672 Models RA6, R16, RB6, R26, RC6, R36, RD6, R46, R56, R66, R76, Y76, R86, Y86, R96, Y96, RX6, and YX6.
(**) 9672 Model R06 only.
(3) Models Y16, Y26, Y36, Y46, Y76, Y86 and Y96 only; a Special Bid contract must be approved.
(4) Models R16, R26, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, R86, or R96 only; a Special Bid contract must be approved.
(5) Models RA6, R16, RB6, R26, RC6 only; a Special Bid contract must be approved.
(6) Model YX6 only
(7) Models RA6, R16, RB6, R26, RC6, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, R86, Y16, Y26, Y36, Y46, Y56, Y66, Y76, Y86 only Models RD6, R96 and Y96 will also be able to have an ICF, effective March 31, 1999.
(8) Models R36, R46, R56, R66 only; model R06 1, 2, 3, 4 ICFs only.
(9) New Build only.
(10) 0840 is not applicable to models RD6, RX6, YX6 or R06.
(11) Available 06/30/99
(12) Available 02/26/99
                            FEATURE                ------ MODELS ------
DESCRIPTION                 NUMBER  CODE NOTE      9672 G5*   9672 R06**
-------------------         ------- ---- ----      -------    --------
CEC/Cage Airflow Cd           0012                   All         All
ISC Airflow Cd                0013                   All         All
Channel Driver Cd (5L CHA)    0018                   All          NA
Channel Driver Cd             0029                   All          NA
Service Element - Token Ring  0037                   All         All
CEC Cage                      0057        (1)      See Note  See Note
CEC Cage                      0058        (2)      See Note  See Note
CEC Cage                      0059        (5)      See Note       NA
STI Extender Card             0994                   All         All
Customized Solutions          0319                   All         All
CRYPTO                        0800        (7)        All          NA
No Crypto                     0808                   All          NA
T-DES w/PKA                   0834        (6)        All          NA
T-DES w/PKA  TKE              0835        (6)        All          NA
Custom Quick Shipment         1748                   All         All
FIBB Card-Single Wide         2337                   All         All
FIBB Card-Single Wide         2339                   All         All
Language Grp-Portugese        2978        (3)        All         All
4.8 Non-US                    8888                   All         All
1.8 meter, 480 Volt           8889                   All         All
4.8 meter, 480 Volt           8890                   All         All
1.8 meter, US, Chicago        8886                   All         All
4.8 meter, US, Non-Chicago    8887                   All         All
Business Partner Flag-ESO     3490                   All         All
Business Partner Flag-EPSO    3491                   All         All
e-business Server offer-EPSO  3492        (8)        All         All
Northern Hemisphere           9930                   All         All
Southern Hemisphere           9931                   All         All
UPS 9910                      9950                   All         All
MCM Service Tool Kit          9962                   All         NA
Parallel Sysplex Offering     9970                   All         All
Frame Reduction for shipping  9978        (5)      See Note      NA
 

Notes:

(*) 9672 Models RA6, R16, RB6, R26, RC6, RD6, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76 R86, R96, RX6, Y76, Y86, Y96, YX6.
(**) 9672 Model R06 only.
(1) 9672 Models RA6, R16, RB6, R26, RC6, RD6; Model R06 with 1-4 ICFs.
(2) 9672 Models R16, R26, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, R86, R96, RX6 feature 7995: Model R06 with 5-10 ICFs.
(3) Canada, AP, LA and EMEA only.
(4) Saudia Arabia only.
(5) Models Y76, Y86, Y96 YX6 only.
(6) T-DES (Triple DES Encryption exports to World Trade countries (except Canada) require special authorization. Please contact your IBM Representative.
(7) Models RA6 and R16 have access to one cryptographic coprocessor chip; Models R26, RB6, RC6, RD6, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, R86, R96, RX6, Y76, Y86, Y96 and YX6 have access to both cryptographic coprocessor chips.
(8) New Build only.

Optional Feature Descriptions

Server Storage Options, by Model:

----------------------------------------------------------------------
|9672/|# of |    Memory    |                                         |
|     |Cards|       |      |                                         |
|Model| (1) |  Min  | Max  |                Increments               |
|-----|-----|-------|------|-----------------------------------------|
| RA6,|Config-same as RD6  | Increments- same for models RA6, R16,   |
| R16,| 2   |  "    |  "   | RB6, R26, RC6, RD6: 1GB, 1.5GB,         |
| RB6,| 2   |  "    |  "   | 2GB, 2.5GB, 3GB, 3.5GB, 4GB, 5GB, 6GB,  |
| R26,| 2   |  "    |  "   | 7GB, 8GB, 10GB, 12GB  (See Note (2)).   |
| RC6,| 2   |  "    |  "   |                                         |
| RD6 | 2   | 1GB   | 12GB |                                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------- |
| R36 |Config- same as RX6 | Increments- same for models R36, R46,   |
| R46 | 4   |  "    |  "   | R56, R66, R76, R86, R96, RX6, YX6:      |
| R56 | 4   |  "    |  "   | 2GB, 2.5GB 3GB, 3.5GB, 4GB, 5GB, 6GB,   |
| R66 | 4   |  "    |  "   | 7GB, 8GB, 10GB, 12GB, 16GB, 20GB, 24GB  |
| R76 | 4   |  "    |  "   |                                         |
| R86 | 4   |  "    |  "   |                                         |
| R96 | 4   |  "    |  "   |                                         |
| RX6 | 4   | 2GB   | 24GB |                                         |
|====================================================================|
| Y16 | 4   | 5GB   | 24GB | Increments- 5GB, 6GB, 7GB, 8GB, 10GB,   |
| Y26 | 4   | 5GB   | 24GB | 12GB, 16GB, 20GB, 24GB                  |
| Y36 | 4   | 5GB   | 24GB |                                         |
| Y46 | 4   | 5GB   | 24GB |                                         |
| Y56 | 4   | 5GB   | 24GB |                                         |
| Y66 | 4   | 5GB   | 24GB |                                         |
|====================================================================|
| Y76 | 4   | 8GB   | 24GB | Increments- 8GB, 10GB, 12GB, 16GB,      |
| Y86 | 4   | 8GB   | 24GB | 20GB, 24GB                              |
| Y96 | 4   | 8GB   | 24GB |                                         |
| YX6 | 4   | 8GB   | 24GB |                                         |
----------------------------------------------------------------------
| R06 | 2 or| 1GB   | 24GB | Increments- 1GB, 1.5GB, 2GB, 2.5GB, 3GB,|
|     | 4   |       |      | 3.5GB, 4GB, 5GB, 6GB, 7GB, 8GB, 10GB,   |
|     |     |       |      | 12GB, 16GB, 20GB, 24GB
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 

Note: (1) Server storage, even though physically the same, can be configured as both Central and Expanded storage. All parts removed or replaced are the property of IBM and must be returned to IBM.

Note: (2) Models R16 and R26 with feature 7995 have the same minimum and maximum memory as models R36 through RX6.

(#2304, #2313, #2314) Parallel, ESCON, FICON Channels

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

(#2303) Parallel, ESCON, FICON Channels

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

Total Channels: Minimum - 4; Maximum - 256

  • Parallel: Minimum - 0; Maximum - 96; Increments - 3 or 4*
  • ESCON: Minimum - 0; Maximum - 256; Increments - 4
  • FICON: Minimum - 0; Maximum - 12; Increments - 1

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

Note: *Feature 2303 has increments of 3 parallel channels; feature 2304 has increments of 4 parallel channels. Feature 2303 will be as available order status in 1999.

(#0007, #0008, #0216) Coupling Links

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

  • S/390 G5 Parallel Enterprise Server 9672 Models
    • Minimum - 0; Maximum - 32; Increments - 1
  • S/390 G5 Parallel Enterprise Server 9672 R06 Models
    • Minimum - 1; Maximum - 32; Increments - 1

Coupling Links are used to connect a coupling capable server to a Coupling Facility. The Coupling Facility can either be a 9674, a 9672 R06, an Internal Coupling Facility (ICF), or a coupling-capable server running Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC). Two types of links have been in use on CMOS systems and must match at both the Coupling Facility (sender) end and the attached processor (receiver) end.

One HiPerLink adapter (#0216) 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 G5 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.

    Note: FEATURE #0007 CANNOT BE ORDERED ON G5; HOWEVER, EXISTING FEATURE 0007 INSTALLATIONS CAN BE CARRIED FORWARD TO G5.

    STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR ISC LINKS: Customers are urged to migrate to a Singlemode Fiber infrastructure at the earliest possible opportunity. Transition to Singlemode fiber enables installations to take advantage of improved performance (singlemode performance capability is currently 2X multi-mode performance and other improvements are pending).

    RECOMMENDATION: Customers who currently have multi-mode fiber installed and cannot migrate to singlemode at the current time need to determine if their infrastructure distances are either:

    A - Under 550 meters (This is the link to link, #0007 card to #0007 card total cable length including patch cables.
    B - 550 to 1,000 meters.

    A: For installations whose multi-mode fiber cabling distances are under 550 meters:

    Order FC0008 (Singlemode coupling link) and Feature #0107 (Mode Conditioning Jumper). This feature combination enables use of Feature #0008 on existing multimode fiber. (Feature #0008 is a single link but the feature #0008/#0107 combination allows operation of the the link to a maximum of 550 meters.

    Feature #0008 and feature #0107 must be installed at both the sending and receiving sides of the links. This solution enables continuance of multi-mode fibre infrastructure support and increases link performance up to twice the speed of multimode.

    B.For installations whose multi-mode fiber cabling distances are between 550 meters to 1,000 meters (link to link):

    Order RPQ 8P1967. The component parts of this RPQ are in an "as available" order status; supply is limited.

  • 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 10 kilometers, and up to 20 km using an optional RPQ.

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.

(#0319) Customized Solutions

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

S/390 Customized Solutions is an IBM fee-based, factory service that complements field services to provide hardware and software customization on all 9672 servers for immediate use upon installation.

The Customized Solutions feature (0319) indicates that S/390 Customized Solution services have been requested. A Statement of Work (SOW) must be provided to the factory for hardware and/or software customization services on the ordered system prior to delivery to the customer.

The S/390 Customized Solutions team is available to work with IBM marketing specialists and client representatives to develop customer proposals.

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

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

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

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

The S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 feature is plugged directly into a standard I/O slot, becoming an integral component of the multiframe system, enabling convenient LAN attachment. The five OSA 2 features are: (1) Token Ring feature (#5201) (2) FDDI feature (#5202) that supports a dual-ring or single-ring attachment and supports an external optical bypass switch; (3) ATM multimode 155 Mbps (#5206); (4) ATM 155 Mbit/sec single mode (#5207). (5) 10-100 Mbps Fast Ethernet (#5208).

(#2340) OSA-Express Fast Ethernet

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

The OSA-Express Fast Ethernet feature has one port and supports attachment to either a 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps Ethernet LAN. The feature automatically adjusts to 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps, depending upon the network to which it is attached. Maximum Number of OSA-Express Features: 12. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: None. Customer Setup: No. Limitations: None. Field Installable: Yes. Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

(#2360) OSA-Express 155 ATM SM

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

The OSA-Express 155 ATM single mode feature has one port and supports attachment to a 155 Mbps Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network using 9 micron single mode fiber optic cables. Maximum Number of OSA-Express Features: 12. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: None. Customer Setup: No. Limitations: None. Field Installable: Yes. Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

(#2361) OSA-Express 155 ATM MM

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

The OSA-Express 155 ATM multimode feature has one port and supports attachment to a 155 Mbps Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network using 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cables. Maximum Number of OSA-Express Features: 12. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: None. Customer Setup: No. Limitations: None. Field Installable: Yes. Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

(#2350) OSA-Express GbE SX

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

One OSA-Express GbE short wavelength feature card with one port. Supports attachment to a 1 Gbps Ethernet LAN using 50 micron or 62.5 micron multimode fiber. Maximum Number of OSA-Express GbE Features:12. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: None. Customer Setup: No. Limitations: None. Field Installable: Yes. Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

(#2351) OSA-Express GbE LX

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

One OSA-Express GbE long wavelength feature card with one port. Supports attachment to a 1 Gbps Ethernet LAN using 50 micron or 62.5 micron multimode fiber, or 9 micron single mode fiber.

Note: A pair of MCP cables are required when using an OSA-Express GbE LX feature and attaching to a 50 or 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable. Maximum Number of OSA-Express GbE Features:12. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: None. Customer Setup: No. Limitations: None. Field Installable: Yes. Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

Cryptographic Coprocessor

Cryptographic Coprocessor is a data security standard feature on the S/390 G5 Parallel Enterprise Server servers. 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 R06 model; however, R06 coupling facility models upgraded to G5 server models are Cryptographic coprocessor-capable.

G5 models RA6 and R16 have access to one cryptographic coprocessor chip; models R26,RB6, RC6, RD6, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, R86, R96, RX6, Y76, Y86, Y96 and YX6 have access to two cryptographic chips.

    Description of Features                               Feature Code
-----------------------------------------------           ------------
MAU (Multi-Station Access Unit)                              0088
HMC w/Dual EN, DVD - Black                                   0079
HMC w/TR, and EN, DVD - Black                                0080
Cryptographic Coprocessor Hardware Feature                   0800
T-DES with PKA                                               0834
T-DES with PKA  TKE                                          0835
TKE Hardware (for Token Ring)                                0806
Smart Card Reader                                            0807
TKE Hardware (for Ethernet)                                  0809
17" Flat panel display                                       6094
20" Flat panel display                                       6095
 

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

The HMC/SE 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 optional 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 HMC

(#0023) HMC Token Ring Feature

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

This card is an option to be used with HMC feature #0041.

  • Minimum - 0; Maximum - 1 per or HMC

(#0024) HMC Ethernet Feature

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

The HMC Ethernet feature allows the use of existing Ethernet LANs to provide connectivity between the Support Element or HMC and G5 systems. It also allows high-speed (10 Mbps) remote operation of 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 or SE feature #0045. NOTE: Ethernet function on #0041 and #0045 is a standard function.

  • Minimum - 0; Maximum - 1 per HMC

(#0026) HMC/SE 3270 Emulation Feature

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

This card is an option to be used with HMC feature #0041 or Support Element feature #0045.

  • Minimum - 0; Maximum - 1 or HMC

The SE Ethernet feature allows installation of an additional Ethernet feature, in addition to the basic SE function. Installation of this option precludes use of the Token-ring SE function.

  • Minimum - 0; Maximum - 1 per SE

(#0041) Hardware Management Console (HMC) with RSF

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

The Hardware Management Console provides a single point of control and single system image for managing local or remote hardware elements such as 9672, 9674, 2003, and 3000 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 ICON's and colors, consolidated hardware messages, consolidated operating system messages, and consolidated service support (including modems and phone lines) and, of course, full operation of the managed systems. The Hardware Management Console(s) ordered with a S/390 G5 server are downward compatible with the Hardware Management Console(s) and SE(s) on the 9672 R1, R2, R3, G3, G4, G5 or 9674 C01, C02, C03, C04, C05, 2003, or 3000 systems. To allow the existing Hardware Management Console(s) on the 9672 R1, R2, R3, G3, G4, or 9674 C01, C02, C03, C04, C05, 2003, or 3000 systems to be upward compatible with the S/390 G5 Server an MES order will be required to convert Features (#0009) or (#0021) to Feature (#0031) or Feature (#0041). Feature #0041 superceded feature #0031 in 4Q97; feature #0041 is functionally equivalent to #0031, but allows two of three options (feature #0022, #0023, #0026) to also be installed. The Ethernet function is optional on feature #0031, but is standard on feature #0041.

  • Minimum - 0 (if one is existing; 1 if none); Maximum - 4

(#0047) - DVD Driver

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

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

(#0990) Optional System Assist Processor (SAP)

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

S/390 G5 Parallel 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 SAP's that are assigned with each model. The base plus optional SAP's on a specific model must be equal to or less than the number of PUs. The configurator will only allow ordering of the maximum: models RA6, R16, RB6, R26, RC6, RD6, R36, R46, R56, R66, and R06 all have (1) SAP standard; models R76, Y76, R86, R96, Y86, Y96 and YX6 all have (2) SAPs standard. Use feature #0990 to order optional SAPs above the standard default base.

  • Minimum - 0; Maximum - 5
             ORDER*   FEATURE    -------------- MODEL ------------
DESCRIPTION  QUANTITY NUMBER     RA6  R16  RB6  R26  RC6  R36  RD6  R46
-----------  -------- -------    ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
 
1-SAP          (1)      0990      NA   X    X    X    X    X   (1)   X
2-SAP          (2)      0990      NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X    NA   X
3-SAP          (3)      0990      NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X
4-SAP          (4)      0990      NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
5-SAP          (5)      0990      NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
 
             ORDER    FEATURE        ------------- MODEL ---------
DESCRIPTION  QUANTITY NUMBER  NOTE   R56  R66  R76  R86  R96  RX6
-----------  -------- ------- ----   ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
 
1-SAP         (1)       0990          X    X    X    X   (1)   NA
2-SAP         (2)       0990          X    X    X    NA   NA   NA
3-SAP         (3)       0990          X    X    NA   NA   NA   NA
4-SAP         (4)       0990          X    X    NA   NA   NA   NA
5-SAP         (5)       0990          NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
 
ORDER FEATURE ------------- MODEL ------------- DESCRIPTION QUANTITY NUMBER NOTE Y76 Y86 Y96 YX6 ----------- -------- ------- ---- --- --- --- --- 1-SAP (1) 0990 X X (1) NA 2-SAP (2) 0990 X NA NA NA 3-SAP (3) 0990 NA NA NA NA 4-SAP (4) 0990 NA NA NA NA 5-SAP (5) 0990 NA NA NA NA  

Note: All features can be ordered initial or MES.

Note: SAPs are ordered by FC 0990 and quantity (N).

Note: (1) Models RD6, R96, and Y96 will be able to be ordered with an additional SAP March 31, 1999.

(#0991) Maximum Optional ICF Feature Reference Guide

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

            ORDER    FEATURE   -------------- MODEL --------------------
DESCRIPTION QUANTITY NUMBER   R06  RA6  R16  RB6  R26  RC6  R36  RD6  R46
----------- -------- -------  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
 1-ICF        (1)      0991   NA(1) X    X    X    X    X    X   (1)   X
 2-ICF        (2)      0991   NA(1) X    X    X    X    NA   X    NA   X
 3-ICF        (3)      0991   NA(1) X    X    NA   NA   NA   X    NA   X
 4-ICF        (4)      0991   NA(1) NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X    NA   X
 5-ICF        (5)      0991   NA(1) NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X    NA   X
 6-ICF        (6)      0991   NA(1) NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X    NA   X
 7-ICF        (7)      0991   NA(1) NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   X    NA   NA
 8-ICF        (8)      0991   NA(1) NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
 9-ICF        (9)      0991   NA(1) NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
10-ICF        (10)     0991   NA(1) NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
 
Note: (1) In the event of R06 upgrades to server models, the PU(s) will be converted to an ICF.  
ORDER FEATURE ------------- MODEL -------- DESCRIPTION QUANTITY NUMBER R56 R66 R76 R86 R96 RX6 ----------- -------- ------- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1-ICF (1) 0991 X X X X (1) NA 2-ICF (2) 0991 X X X NA NA NA 3-ICF (3) 0991 X X NA NA NA NA 4-ICF (4) 0991 X X NA NA NA NA 5-ICF (5) 0991 X NA NA NA NA NA ORDER FEATURE --- MODEL -------- DESCRIPTION QUANTITY NUMBER Y76 Y86 Y96 YX6 ----------- -------- ------- --- --- --- --- 1-ICF (1) 0991 X X (1) NA 2-ICF (2) 0991 X NA NA NA 3-ICF (3) 0991 NA NA NA NA 4-ICF (4) 0991 NA NA NA NA 5-ICF (5) 0991 NA NA NA NA

Note: All features can be ordered initial or MES.

Note: ICFs are ordered by FC 0991 and a specified quantity.

Note: (1) Effective March 31, 1999, the maximum ICF features will be increased by 1, with the use of the last spare; Models RD6 and R96 will then be able to have one ICF.

(#0995) IBM S/390 Integrated Facility for Linux

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

This optional facility, available on G5 and G6 servers, enables you to purchase additional processing capacity, exclusively for Linux workload, with no effect on the G5 or G6 model designation.

(#0103) 9 SM SC Duplex/50 MM ESCON MCP Cable

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

This is a Mode Conditioning Patch (MCP) cable, 2 meters (6.5 feet) in length. It is terminated at one end with a 9 micron single mode (SM) SC Duplex connector and at the oppo-site end with a 50 micron multimode (MM) ESCON Duplex recep-tacle. This feature is used with FICON feature #2315 when reusing existing 50 micron multimode fiber optic cables ter-minated with ESCON Duplex connectors. When using a MCP ca-ble, a FICON LX connection can run over a 50 micron multimode fiber optic cable up to a distance of 550 meters (1,804 feet). A quantity of two of these features are re-quired, since one MCP cable is required to be used at each end of a link. Corequisites: Feature #2315.

(#0104) 9 SM SC Duplex/50 MM SC Duplex MCP Cable

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

This is a Mode Conditioning Patch (MCP) cable, 2 meters (6.5 feet) in length. It is terminated at one end with a 9 micron single mode (SM) SC Duplex connector and at the oppo-site end with a 50 micron multimode (MM) SC Duplex recepta-cle. This feature is used with OSA-Express GbE LX feature #2364 when reusing existing 50 micron multimode fiber optic cables terminated with SC Duplex connectors. When using a MCP cable, a GbE LX connection can run over a 50 micron multimode fiber optic cable up to a distance of 550 meters (1,804 feet). A quantity of two of these features is re-quired, since one MCP cable is required to be used at each end of a link. Corequisites: Feature #2364.

(#0105) 9 SM SC Duplex/62.5 MM SC Duplex MCP Cable

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

This is a Mode Conditioning Patch (MCP) cable, 2 meters (6.5 feet) in length. It is terminated at one end with a 9 micron single mode (SM) SC Duplex connector and at the oppo-site end with a 62.5 micron multimode (MM) SC Duplex recep-tacle. This feature is used with OSA-Express GbE LX feature #2364 when reusing existing 62.5 micron multimode fiber op-tic cables terminated with SC Duplex connectors. When using a MCP Cable, a GbE LX connection can run over a 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable up to a distance of 550 meters (1,804 feet). A quantity of two of these features is re-quired, since one MCP cable is required to be used at each end of a link. Corequisites: Feature #2364.

(#0106) 9 SM SC Duplex/62.5 MM ESCON MCP Cable

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

This is a Mode Conditioning Patch (MCP) cable, 2 meters (6.5 feet) in length. It is terminated at one end with a 9 micron single mode (SM) SC Duplex connector and at the oppo-site end with a 62.5 micron multimode (MM) ESCON Duplex re-ceptacle. This feature is used with FICON LX feature #2315 or with OSA-Express GbE LX feature #2364 when reusing exist-ing 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cables terminated with ESCON Duplex connectors. When using a MCP Cable, a FICON LX or GbE LX connection can run over a 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable up to a distance of 550 meters (1,804 feet). A quantity of two of these features is required, since one MCP cable is required to be used at each end of a link. Corequisites: 2315, 2364.

(#0108) 9 SM LC/50 MM SC Duplex MCP Cable

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

This a Mode Conditioning Patch (MCP) cable, 2 meters (6.5 feet) in length. It is terminated at one end with a 9 micron single mode (SM) LC Duplex connector and at the oppo-site end with a 50 micron multimode (MM) SC Duplex recepta-cle. This feature is used with ISC3 feature #0219 when reusing existing 50 micron multimode fiber optic cables ter-minated with SC Duplex connectors. When using a MCP Cable, an ISC3 connection can run over a 50 micron multimode fiber optic cable up to a distance of 550 meters (1,804 feet). A quantity of two of these features is required, since one MCP cable is required to be used at each end of a link. Corequisites: Feature #0219.

(#0110) 9 SM LC/SC Duplex Conversion Kit

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

This is a 9/125-micrometer single mode (SM) fiber optic ca-ble, 2 meters (6.5 feet) in length, terminated at one end with a LC Duplex connector and at the opposite end with a SC Duplex receptacle. This conversion kit is used with ISC3 feature #0219 when reusing existing single mode fiber optic jumper cables terminated with SC Duplex connectors. Corequisites: Feature #0219.

(#2325) 62.5 MM MTRJ/ESCON Conversion Kit

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

This is a 62.5/125-micrometer multimode (MM) fiber optic ca-ble, 2 meters (6.5 feet) in length, terminated at one end with a MTRJ connector and at the opposite end with an ESCON Duplex receptacle. This conversion kit is used with the 16-port ESCON feature #2323 or ETR (External Time Reference) on the 2064 when reusing existing 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cables terminated with ESCON Duplex connectors. Corequisites: Feature #2324.

(#1998) Processor Unit Optimizer

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

The Processor Unit Optimizer enables a Generation 5 server with spare PUs to be upgraded nondisruptively. The PUO feature includes Licensed Internal Code (LIC) to enable:

  • Capacity Upgrade on Demand
  • Assignment of a second SAP if the server has Feature #7990 installed

(#1999) Concurrent Conditioning

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

Concurrent Conditioning, can also be thought of as the "Plan-Ahead Feature"; this feature, together with input of a future target or "TO-BE" configuration, allows G5 upgrades to exploit the "expert systems" decision tree logic of S/390's Order Process Configurator and identify PU's, coupling or I/O option positioning for non-disruptive upgrades at some future time. Feature 1999 may add I/O cages with a full compliment of I/O support cards (FIBB and CHA), as well as memory, ISC-M (adapter) cards, the 12 PU MCM (Feature 7990) or ICFs.

The feature identifies content of the TO-BE configuration which can not be hot installed or uninstalled, therefore allowing the proper planning and appropriate installation of the features to eliminate or minimize any down time associated with feature installation besides adding CP's. IBM announced its intent May 07, 1998 to enable non- disruptive I/O removal and / or replacement; beginning 2Q99, a new level of Licensed Internal Code (LIC) will be available to allow Parallel, ESCON, OSA-2, and FICON channel cards to be added or removed from the G5 without causing an outage. Installations at or near the 256 CHPID limit will find this new capability a valuable enabler to maximize their configurations.

(#0071) Alternate Support Element Feature

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

This feature enables a second Support Element (SE) to be installed in the G5 Server frame, as a backup to the primary SE. In the event of a hardware malfunction, the mirrored alternate will take over for the failing SE when a switch located on the server's Emergency Power Off (EPO) panel is manually set. The G5 will continually verify that the alternate SE is functional during use of the primary SE, with status displayed at the primary SE. Hardware maintenance can be performed on the Primary SE (in Service Mode).

Additional New Functions for G5:

Non-disruptive I/O Removal and/or Replacement

Identified as a Statement of Direction in May 1998, new LIC available by 2Q 1999 will enable G5s to allow Parallel, ESCON, OSA-2, and FICON channel cards to be added or removed non-disruptively. Installations near the 256 CHPID limit may maximize configuration. While this enhancement is not presently extended to CHA, FIBB, or ISC adapter (mother) cards, with the proper use of Feature 1999, installations may minimize disruption due to I/O addition. Power Sequence Control (PSC) (#6301 and #6302)

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, #2021) (Y76 only) Expansion Cage

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

This expansion cage provides space for additional channel cards in the G5 models for a maximum of 88 ESCON or 66 Parallel (feature #2303), or 88 Parallel channels (feature #2304) per cage.

  • Maximum - 3 cages

Note: One cage is required with a configuration; two additional cages may be ordered, for a total of three I/O cages.

(#3020) Additional Frame

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

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 December 31, 2003)

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 a minimum of 20 minutes of full power hold-up for the 9672 Parallel Enterprise Server and up to one hour for the 9672 R06 Coupling Facility in power save mode. On upgraded single frame configurations, the IBF (#2210) and prior model power sequence controls, features (#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 December 31, 2003)

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 G5 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 G5 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 December 31, 2003)

  • 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 G5 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

(#2029) JCM OPS

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

This feature is used for enabling the G5 to run the Japanese Operating System.

(#7990) Maximum CP 12 Module

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

This feature is ordered to increase the number of PUs in R36, R46, R56, and R66 models from 8 to 12. This may be desirable for future upgrades as well as situations where additional STIs are needed.

(#7994) Capacity Back-Up

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

Along with a valid Special Bid contract this feature can be ordered on models Y76, Y86 and Y96. Feature #7994 identifies how many CPs are in the Capacity Backup to IBM's vital product data base for the customer system.

(#7995) Capacity Back-Up

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

Along with a valid Special Bid contract this feature can be ordered on models R16, R26, R36, R46, R56. R66, R76, R86, R96. Feature #7995 identifies how many CPs are in the Capacity Backup to IBM's vital product data base for the customer system.

(#7996) Capacity Back-Up

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

Along with a valid Special Bid contract this feature can be ordered on models RA6, R16, RB6, R26, RC6, RD6. A 6 PU model is prepared for EBU. Feature #7996 identifies how many CPs are in the Capacity Backup to IBM's vital product data base for the customer system.

(#7930, #7931, #7932) Fiber Quick Connect for ESCON Channels

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

  • Minimum -0; Maximum -3 of each feature type

Note: New build only.

Note: This service applies only to ESCON multimode channels, and is not applicable to the 9672 R06.

These features enable direct attach fiber trunking harnesses to be installed at the factory prior to customer ship. Each I/O expansion cage requires one of each feature codes #7930, #7931 #7932 (all co- requisites).

Feature Descriptions:

  • #7930 - Six position fiber tailgate. Supports six FTS direct attach harnesses to connect to six fiber trunk cable MTP connectors.

  • #7931 - Nine position fiber tailgate. Supports nine FTS direct attach harnesses to connect to nine fiber trunk cable MTP connectors.

  • #7932 - FTS direct attach harness. One harness supports one fully configured ESCON channel equipped I/O cage.

The ordering process (Configurator) automatically determines the necessary feature mix, based upon the type and number of I/O cages. Each I/O cage requires (1) 6 position tailgate (#7930), (1) 9 position tailgate (#7931) and (1) FTS direct attach harness (#7932) to support the Fiber Quick Connect option.

Additional Features

(#0074) HMC

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

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

(#0075) HMC

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

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

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

(#0079) Hardware Management Console with dual Ethernet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

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

(#0088) Multi-Station Access Unit (MAU)

The MAU (#0088) is a Multi-Station Access Unit used for token ring connections. Previously automatically shipped with a Token Ring HMC, it is now an orderable feature. One MAU may support several HMCs.

  • Minimum: none.
  • Maximum: ten features.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Set-up: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversion become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0886) TKE with Token Ring

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

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

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

(#0889) TKE with Ethernet

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

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

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

(#6092) 17" Business Black Monitor

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

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

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of December 31, 2003)

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

(#6094) 17" Flat panel display

The new business black 17" flat panel display offers the benefits of a flat-panel monitor including improved use of space and reduced energy consumption compared to CRT monitors.

  • Minimum: none.
  • Maximum: ten features.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Set-up: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversion become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#6095) 20" Flat panel display

The new business black 20" flat panel display offers the benefits of a flat-panel monitor including improved use of space and reduced energy consumption compared to CRT monitors.

  • Minimum: none.
  • Maximum: ten features.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Set-up: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversion become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

Feature Exchanges

Note: As of December 31, 2003, all feature conversions are no longer available.

  Feature          Net     Returned   Description
From    To         Priced  Parts
                   (Y/N)   (Y/N)
----   ----   ----------- ------  ---------  ------------
0016   0216          Y       Y          Intersystem Channel adapter
0017   0018          Y       Y          CHA to CHA
0017   0029          Y       Y          CHA to CHA
0018   0029          Y       Y          CHA to CHA
0019   0029          Y       Y          CHA to CHA
0028   0029          Y       Y          CHA to CHA
2317   2337          Y       Y          IBB 1 wide to FIBB 1 wide
2317   2339          Y       Y          IBB 1 wide to FIBB 1 wide
2327   2337          Y       Y          IBB 2 wide to FIBB 2 wide
2327   2339          Y       Y          IBB 2 wide to FIBB 2 wide
0014   0216          Y       Y          Intersystem channel adapter
0020   0057          Y       Y          CEC cage to CEC cage
0020   0058          Y       Y          CEC cage to CEC cage
0021   0020          Y       Y          CEC cage to CEC cage
0030   0057          Y       Y          CEC cage to CEC cage
0030   0058          Y       Y          CEC cage to CEC cage
0030   0059          Y       Y          CEC Cage to for YX6
0050   0057          Y       Y          CEC cage to CEC Cage
 
0050   0058          Y       Y          CEC Cage to CEC Cage
0050   0059          Y       Y          CEC Cage to YX6 Cage
0055   0057          Y       Y          CEC cage to CEC Cage
 
0055   0058          Y       Y          CEC Cage to Cage
0055   0059          Y       Y          CEC cage to YX6 cage
0056   0057          Y       Y          CEC cage to CEC Cage
0056   0058          Y       Y          CEC cage to CEC Cage
0056   0059          Y       Y          CEC Cage to YX6 cage
0057   0058          Y       Y          CEC cage to YX6 cage
0057   0059          Y       Y          CEC cage to YX6 cage
0058   0059          Y       Y          CEC cage to YX6 cage
2020   2021          Y       Y          I/O Cage to I/O cage
3010   3020          Y       Y          Frame to Frame
0014   0216          Y       Y          Intersystem channel adapter
0016   0216          Y       Y          Intersystem Channel adapter
0017   0029          Y       Y          CHA to CHA
0018   0029          Y       Y          CHA to CHA
0019   0029          Y       Y          CHA to CHA
0020   0058          Y       Y          CEC cage to CEC cage
0028   0029          Y       Y          CHA to CHA
0030   0059          Y       Y          CEC Cage to for YX6
0050   0059          Y       Y          CEC Cage to CEC Cage
0055   0059          Y       Y          CEC cage to CEC cage
0056   0058          Y       Y          CEC cage to CEC Cage
0056   0059          Y       Y          CEC Cage to CEC cage
0057   0059          Y       Y          CEC cage to CEC cage
0058   0059          Y       Y          CEC cage to CEC cage
2020   2021          Y       Y          I/O Cage to I/O cage
2317   2337          Y       Y          IBB 1 wide to FIBB 1 wide
2317   2339          Y       Y          IBB 1 wide to FIBB 1 wide
2327   2337          Y       Y          IBB 2 wide to FIBB 2 wide
2327   2339          Y       Y          IBB 2 wide to FIBB 2 wide
3010   3020          Y       Y          Frame to Frame
7971   7972          Y       Y          1-Way R06 To 2-Way R06
7971   7973          Y       Y          1-Way R06 To 3-Way R06
7971   7974          Y       Y          1-Way R06 To 4-Way R06
7971   7975          Y       Y          1-Way R06 To 5-Way R06
7971   7976          Y       Y          1-Way R06 To 6-Way R06
7971   7977          Y       Y          1-Way R06 To 7-Way R06
7971   7978          Y       Y          1-Way R06 To 8-Way R06
7971   7979          Y       Y          1-Way R06 To 9-Way R06
7971   7980          Y       Y          1-Way R06 To 10-Way R06
7972   7973          Y       Y          2-Way R06 To 3-Way R06
7972   7974          Y       Y          2-Way R06 To 4-Way R06
7972   7976          Y       Y          2-Way R06 To 5-Way R06
7972   7976          Y       Y          2-Way R06 To 6-Way R06
7972   7977          Y       Y          2-Way R06 To 7-Way R06
7972   7978          Y       Y          2-Way R06 To 8-Way R06
7972   7979          Y       Y          2-Way R06 To 9-Way R06
7972   7980          Y       Y          2-Way R06 To 10-Way R06
7973   7974          Y       Y          3-Way R06 To 4-Way R06
7973   7975          Y       Y          3-Way R06 To 5-Way R06
7973   7976          Y       Y          3-Way R06 To 6-Way R06
7973   7977          Y       Y          3-Way R06 To 7-Way R06
7973   7978          Y       Y          3-Way R06 To 8-Way R06
7973   7979          Y       Y          3-Way R06 To 9-Way R06
7973   7980          Y       Y          3-Way R06 To 10-Way R06
7974   7975          Y       Y          4-Way R06 To 5-Way R06
7974   7976          Y       Y          4-Way R06 To 6-Way R06
7974   7977          Y       Y          4-Way R06 To 7-Way R06
7974   7978          Y       Y          4-Way R06 To 8-Way R06
7974   7979          Y       Y          4-Way R06 To 9-Way R06
7974   7980          Y       Y          4-Way R06 To 10-Way R06
7975   7976          Y       Y          5-Way R06 To 6-Way R06
7975   7977          Y       Y          5-Way R06 To 7-Way R06
7975   7978          Y       Y          5-Way R06 To 8-Way R06
7975   7979          Y       Y          5-Way R06 To 9-Way R06
7975   7980          Y       Y          5-Way R06 To 10-Way R06
7976   7977          Y       Y          6-Way R06 To 7-Way R06
7976   7978          Y       Y          6-Way R06 To 8-Way R06
7976   7979          Y       Y          6-Way R06 To 9-Way R06
7976   7980          Y       Y          6-Way R06 To 10-Way R06
7977   7978          Y       Y          7-Way R06 To 8-Way R06
7977   7979          Y       Y          7-Way R06 To 9-Way R06
7977   7980          Y       Y          7-Way R06 To 10-Way R06
7978   7979          Y       Y          8-Way R06 To 9-Way R06
7978   7980          Y       Y          8-Way R06 To 10-Way R06
7979   7980          Y       Y          9-Way R06 To 10-Way R06
 
FEATURE CONVERSIONS FROM 9674 C04 or C05 to 9672 R06  (US ONLY)
 
  Feature       Returned  Net       Description
From   To       Parts     Priced
                (Y/N)     (Y/N)
 
0402   7971      Y        Y       1-Way C04 To 1-Way R06
0402   7972      Y        Y       1-Way C04 To 2-Way R06
0402   7973      Y        Y       1-Way C04 To 3-Way R06
0402   7974      Y        Y       1-Way C04 To 4-Way R06
0402   7975      Y        Y       1-Way C04 To 5-Way R06
0402   7976      Y        Y       1-Way C04 To 6-Way R06
0402   7977      Y        Y       1-Way C04 To 7-Way R06
0402   7978      Y        Y       1-Way C04 To 8-Way R06
0402   7979      Y        Y       1-Way C04 To 9-Way R06
0402   7980      Y        Y       1-Way C04 To 10-Way R06
0409   7971      Y        Y       Sub 1-Way C04 To 1-Way R06
0409   7972      Y        Y       Sub 1-Way C04 To 2-Way R06
0409   7973      Y        Y       Sub 1-Way C04 To 3-Way R06
0409   7974      Y        Y       Sub 1-Way C04 To 4-Way R06
0409   7975      Y        Y       Sub 1-Way C04 To 5-Way R06
0409   7976      Y        Y       Sub 1-Way C04 To 6-Way R06
0409   7977      Y        Y       Sub 1-Way C04 To 7-Way R06
0409   7978      Y        Y       Sub 1-Way C04 To 8-Way R06
0409   7979      Y        Y       Sub 1-Way C04 To 9-Way R06
0409   7980      Y        Y       Sub 1-Way C04 To 10-Way R06
0404   7972      Y        Y       2-Way C04 To 2-Way R06
0404   7973      Y        Y       2-Way C04 To 3-Way R06
0404   7974      Y        Y       2-Way C04 To 4-Way R06
0404   7975      Y        Y       2-Way C04 To 5-Way R06
0404   7976      Y        Y       2-Way C04 To 6-Way R06
0404   7977      Y        Y       2-Way C04 To 7-Way R06
0404   7978      Y        Y       2-Way C04 To 8-Way R06
0404   7979      Y        Y       2-Way C04 To 9-Way R06
0404   7980      Y        Y       2-Way C04 To 10-Way R06
0410   7972      Y        Y       Sub 2-Way C04 To 2-Way R06
0410   7973      Y        Y       Sub 2-Way C04 To 3-Way R06
0410   7974      Y        Y       Sub 2-Way C04 To 4-Way R06
0410   7975      Y        Y       Sub 2-Way C04 To 5-Way R06
0410   7976      Y        Y       Sub 2-Way C04 To 6-Way R06
0410   7977      Y        Y       Sub 2-Way C04 To 7-Way R06
0410   7978      Y        Y       Sub 2-Way C04 To 8-Way R06
0410   7979      Y        Y       Sub 2-Way C04 To 9-Way R06
0410   7980      Y        Y       Sub 2-Way C04 To 10-Way R06
0406   7973      Y        Y       3-Way C04 To 3-Way R06
0406   7974      Y        Y       3-Way C04 To 4-Way R06
0406   7975      Y        Y       3-Way C04 To 5-Way R06
0406   7976      Y        Y       3-Way C04 To 6-Way R06
0406   7977      Y        Y       3-Way C04 To 7-Way R06
0406   7978      Y        Y       3-Way C04 To 8-Way R06
0406   7979      Y        Y       3-Way C04 To 9-Way R06
0406   7980      Y        Y       3-Way C04 To 10-Way R06
0407   7974      Y        Y       4-Way C04 To 4-Way R06
0407   7975      Y        Y       4-Way C04 To 5-Way R06
0407   7976      Y        Y       4-Way C04 To 6-Way R06
0407   7977      Y        Y       4-Way C04 To 7-Way R06
0407   7978      Y        Y       4-Way C04 To 8-Way R06
0407   7979      Y        Y       4-Way C04 To 9-Way R06
0407   7980      Y        Y       4-Way C04 To 10-Way R06
0408   7975      Y        Y       5-Way C04 To 5-Way R06
0408   7976      Y        Y       5-Way C04 To 6-Way R06
0408   7977      Y        Y       5-Way C04 To 7-Way R06
0408   7978      Y        Y       5-Way C04 To 8-Way R06
0408   7979      Y        Y       5-Way C04 To 9-Way R06
0408   7980      Y        Y       5-Way C04 To 10-Way R06
0506   7975      Y        Y       6-Way C04 To 5-Way R06
0506   7976      Y        Y       6-Way C04 To 6-Way R06
0506   7977      Y        Y       6-Way C04 To 7-Way R06
0506   7978      Y        Y       6-Way C04 To 8-Way R06
0506   7979      Y        Y       6-Way C04 To 9-Way R06
0506   7980      Y        Y       6-Way C04 To 10-Way R06
0507   7976      Y        Y       7-Way C04 To 6-Way R06
0507   7977      Y        Y       7-Way C04 To 7-Way R06
0507   7978      Y        Y       7-Way C04 To 8-Way R06
0507   7979      Y        Y       7-Way C04 To 9-Way R06
0507   7980      Y        Y       7-Way C04 To 10-Way R06
0508   7977      Y        Y       8-Way C04 To 7-Way R06
0508   7978      Y        Y       8-Way C04 To 8-Way R06
0508   7979      Y        Y       8-Way C04 To 9-Way R06
0508   7980      Y        Y       8-Way C04 To 10-Way R06
0509   7977      Y        Y       9-Way C04 To 7-Way R06
0509   7978      Y        Y       9-Way C04 To 8-Way R06
0509   7979      Y        Y       9-Way C04 To 9-Way R06
0509   7980      Y        Y       9-Way C04 To 10-Way R06
0510   7978      Y        Y       10-Way C04 To 8-Way R06
0510   7979      Y        Y       10-Way C04 To 9-Way R06
0510   7980      Y        Y       10-Way C04 To 10-Way R06
0701   7971      Y        Y       1-Way C05 To 1-Way R06
0701   7972      Y        Y       1-Way C05 To 2-Way R06
0701   7973      Y        Y       1-Way C05 To 3-Way R06
0701   7974      Y        Y       1-Way C05 To 4-Way R06
0701   7975      Y        Y       1-Way C05 To 5-Way R06
0701   7976      Y        Y       1-Way C05 To 6-Way R06
0701   7977      Y        Y       1-Way C05 To 7-Way R06
0701   7978      Y        Y       1-Way C05 To 8-Way R06
0701   7979      Y        Y       1-Way C05 To 9-Way R06
0701   7980      Y        Y       1-Way C05 To 10-Way R06
0702   7972      Y        Y       2-Way C05 To 2-Way R06
0702   7973      Y        Y       2-Way C05 To 3-Way R06
0702   7974      Y        Y       2-Way C05 To 4-Way R06
0702   7975      Y        Y       2-Way C05 To 5-Way R06
0702   7976      Y        Y       2-Way C05 To 6-Way R06
0702   7977      Y        Y       2-Way C05 To 7-Way R06
0702   7978      Y        Y       2-Way C05 To 8-Way R06
0702   7979      Y        Y       2-Way C05 To 9-Way R06
0702   7980      Y        Y       2-Way C05 To 10-Way R06
0703   7973      Y        Y       3-Way C05 To 3-Way R06
0703   7974      Y        Y       3-Way C05 To 4-Way R06
0703   7975      Y        Y       3-Way C05 To 5-Way R06
0703   7976      Y        Y       3-Way C05 To 6-Way R06
0703   7977      Y        Y       3-Way C05 To 7-Way R06
0703   7978      Y        Y       3-Way C05 To 8-Way R06
0703   7979      Y        Y       3-Way C05 To 9-Way R06
0703   7980      Y        Y       3-Way C05 To 10-Way R06
0704   7974      Y        Y       4-Way C05 To 4-Way R06
0704   7975      Y        Y       4-Way C05 To 5-Way R06
0704   7976      Y        Y       4-Way C05 To 6-Way R06
0704   7977      Y        Y       4-Way C05 To 7-Way R06
0704   7978      Y        Y       4-Way C05 To 8-Way R06
0704   7979      Y        Y       4-Way C05 To 9-Way R06
0704   7980      Y        Y       4-Way C05 To 10-Way R06
0705   7975      Y        Y       5-Way C05 To 5-Way R06
0705   7976      Y        Y       5-Way C05 To 6-Way R06
0705   7977      Y        Y       5-Way C05 To 7-Way R06
0705   7978      Y        Y       5-Way C05 To 8-Way R06
0705   7979      Y        Y       5-Way C05 To 9-Way R06
0705   7980      Y        Y       5-Way C05 To 10-Way R06
0706   7976      Y        Y       6-Way C05 To 6-Way R06
0706   7977      Y        Y       6-Way C05 To 7-Way R06
0706   7978      Y        Y       6-Way C05 To 8-Way R06
0706   7979      Y        Y       6-Way C05 To 9-Way R06
0706   7980      Y        Y       6-Way C05 To 10-Way R06
 

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