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The IBM zEnterprise System - A new dimension in computing

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Hardware Announcement ZG10-0249
July 22, 2010


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(Corrected on June 20, 2013)

Feature names were revised.

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IBM System zNext

IBM® zEnterprise™ System is a first-of-a-kind workload-optimized multiplatform technology offering. The system consists of the IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) central processor complex (CPC), the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, and built-in support for the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) Model 002. The IBM zEnterprise 196 is designed with improved scalability, performance, security, resiliency, availability, and virtualization. The z196 Model M80 provides up to 1.6 times the total system capacity of the z10™ EC Model E64, and all z196 models provide up to twice the available memory of the z10 EC. The zBX infrastructure works with the IBM zEnterprise 196 to enhance System z® virtualization and management to deliver an integrated hardware platform that spans System z mainframe and POWER7™ technologies. The IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, delivered with the z196, is designed to deliver end-to-end virtualization and management along with the ability to optimize technology deployment according to individual workload requirements.

zEnterprise System is designed to deliver:



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IBM System z is taking a bold step into the future. For the first time it is possible to deploy an integrated hardware platform that brings mainframe and distributed technologies together - a system that can start to replace individual islands of computing and that can work to reduce complexity, improve security, and bring applications closer to the data they need.

IT today is all about creating an infrastructure that is dynamic and scalable as well as being flexible enough to satisfy both the needs of mission-critical work and the development and deployment of new workloads. This infrastructure must be able to make sense of data, a company's most valuable asset, with insight rather than hindsight, and it must allow a business to use IT to gain a competitive edge. In building such systems, multiplatform solutions have become the norm for handling computational acceleration and specialized processing. As these heterogeneous systems grow, the end-to-end management can become a burden on resources and the IT budget. A new technology is needed that can go to a new dimension in computing, where smarter systems and smarter software work together to address the needs of the business.

Today IBM is introducing IBM zEnterprise System - a system that combines the gold standard of enterprise computing with built-in function to extend IBM's mainframe-like governance and qualities of service to special-purpose workload optimizers and general-purpose application serving. End-to-end management is enabled for this heterogeneous environment by the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, which provides energy monitoring and management, goal-oriented policy management, increased security, virtual networking, and data management, consolidated in a single interface that can be tied to business requirements. The IBM zEnterprise System is comprised of the IBM zEnterprise 196, the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, built-in support for the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX), and optimizers or IBM blades.

The IBM zEnterprise 196 is designed with improved scalability, performance, security, resiliency, availability, and virtualization. The new 96-way core design delivers massive scalability for secure data serving and transaction processing for large-scale consolidation. As environmental concerns raise the focus on energy consumption, the IBM zEnterprise 196 central processor complex (CPC) is designed with new energy efficiencies that can reduce energy use and save floor space when consolidating workloads from distributed servers. For clients looking to build green datacenters, optional water cooling and high-voltage DC power allow a bold step into the future of cooler computing and increased energy efficiency without changing the system footprint.

The IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager manages System z ensembles -- collections of one or more zEnterprise System nodes in which each node is comprised of a z196 and its optionally attached IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 002. An ensemble can consist of a single z196 with no zBX attached, or two to eight CPCs where at least one of the z196s has a zBX attached. The resources of a zEnterprise System ensemble are managed and virtualized as a single pool of resources integrating system and workload management across the multisystem, multitier, multiarchitecture environment.

When IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) is attached to IBM zEnterprise 196, the zBX infrastructure works with the z196 to support the multiplatform environment, combining mainframe and distributed technologies. The zBX can support IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2® for z/OS® , V1.1 (5697-AQT) and certain POWER7 blades.

The IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS , V1.1 (5697-AQT) is designed to deliver improved service through accelerated and accurate business insight. This workload-optimized, appliance-like add-on is installed in the zBX and connects to DB2 , providing transparency to all applications. The optional POWER7 blade is installed in the zBX, enabling application integration with System z transaction processing, messaging, and data serving capabilities. The blades are managed as part of a single logical virtualized environment by IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager.

IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) and Systems Lab Services can help you assess and perform application fit-for-purpose analysis, and design an IBM zEnterprise System that integrates IT strategy and business priority. This includes developing the business case and high-level transition plan, and a roadmap for an adaptable and efficient infrastructure. GTS and Systems Lab Services can also enable you to build and run a smarter IBM zEnterprise System environment. With these services, you can migrate effectively and efficiently to an IBM zEnterprise System, create a more cost-effective and manageable computing environment with server, storage, and network optimization, integration, and implementation, and effectively run and manage the IBM zEnterprise System with maintenance and technical support services.

Today IBM is also announcing that the IBM System z10® Enterprise Class and IBM System z10 Business Class can now use operational controls on the Hardware Management Console (HMC) to manage IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS V1.1 (5697-AQT). This is a heterogeneous Business Intelligence (BI) infrastructure that is a single entity with minimal risk and improved costs. With today's announcement, the HMC provides extended support to manage the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 001 and IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS V1.1 (5697-AQT) capabilities.

The System z10 is also simplifying key management with Trusted Key Entry (TKE) workstation enhancements by allowing a writable USB-attached media to be used to help install TKE license Internal Code (LIC).



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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections of this announcement.



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The IBM zEnterprise System offers a total systems approach to delivering advanced heterogeneous systems management functions that is unmatched in the industry. The announcement of zEnterprise System takes technology to the next level. The IBM zEnterprise System consists of the hardware management subsystems -- CPC, memory, I/O, power/packaging/cooling -- and platform management firmware that is designed to enable you to run heterogeneous workloads under the management of one system with IBM zEnterprise System ( IBM zEnterprise 196 + IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) + IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager).

The IBM zEnterprise System is designed to provide:

The performance advantage

IBM's Large Systems Performance Reference (LSPR) method is designed to provide comprehensive z/Architecture® processor capacity ratios for different configurations of Central Processors (CPs) across a wide variety of system control programs and workload environments. For z196, the z/Architecture processor capacity indicator is defined with a (7XX) notation, where XX is the number of installed CPs.

In addition to the general information provided for z/OS 1.11, the LSPR also contains performance relationships for z/VM® and Linux® operating environments.

The performance of a z196 (2817) processor is expected to be 1.3 to 1.5 times the performance of a z10 EC (2097) based on workload and model. The largest z196 (2817-780) is expected to exceed 1.6 times the capacity of the largest z10 (2097-764).

The LSPR contains the Internal Throughput Rate Ratios (ITRRs) for the z196 and the previous-generation zSeries® processor families based upon measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user may 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.

For more detailed performance information, consult the Large Systems Performance Reference (LSPR) available at

https://www-304.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/lib03060.nsf/pages/lsprindex

Building a smarter business infrastructure

Introducing IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager

In today's IT infrastructure, silos of computing are not aligned with the businesses they support. Additionally, corporations struggle with regulatory compliance, volume of information, integrity, and security. These limitations, along with resource constraints and difficulties managing complexity and change, present increasing challenges in managing the IT infrastructure.

A smarter business infrastructure provides integrated visibility, control, and automation across all business and IT assets. The smarter business infrastructure is highly optimized to do more with less and facilitates the intelligent use of the information available. By managing and mitigating risks and utilizing flexible delivery choices, a smarter business infrastructure addresses the challenges facing business today.

Implementing a smarter business infrastructure is a strategy that can help to provide better visibility, control, and automation across the business, drive up levels of efficiency and optimization of both resources and people, bring order to the information explosion, and manage risk more productively. In addition, this type of strategy positions the infrastructure to leverage new types of delivery choices that can flex as needed, such as cloud computing, helping clients address today's most persistent business and IT constraints.

IBM zEnterprise 196 provides a smarter business infrastructure through the introduction of the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, which manages System z ensembles - collections of one or more zEnterprise System nodes in which each node is comprised of a z196 and its optionally attached IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 002. An ensemble can consist of a single z196 with no zBX attached, using an OSA loopback cable, or two to eight CPCs where at least one of the z196s has a zBX attached. The resources of a zEnterprise System ensemble are managed and virtualized as a single pool of resources integrating system and workload management across the multisystem, multitier, multiarchitecture environment. Management actions for the ensemble are conducted from a designated primary Hardware Management Console. This HMC must be paired with an alternate HMC also designated to manage the ensemble, that can take over if the primary fails, in order to improve availability.

The functions of the Unified Resource Manager are grouped into two suites of tiered functionality that enable different levels of capability - Manage suite and Automate suite . Initial Manage suite functions are being delivered concurrently with the availability of the z196 with feature #0019. An enhanced set of Manage suite functions (#0019), as well as a set of Automate suite functions, with feature #0020, are being delivered concurrently with the availability of IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX).

The Unified Resource Manager is designed to provide the following initial Manage suite functions:

The Unified Resource Manager is designed to provide the following enhanced Manage suite functions:

For more information on firmware managing the z/VM environment, refer to Software Announcement ZP10-0301, dated July 22, 2010 .

The Unified Resource Manager is designed to provide the following Automate suite functions:

POWER7 blades are supported in the zBX, providing logical device integration between System z and POWER7 for multi-tiered applications. POWER7 blades, along with PowerVM , are licensed separately and are enabled and managed, as part of the ensemble, by the Unified Resource Manager. For more information on POWER7 blades refer to " IBM BladeCenter P701 and P702 Express® blades deliver world's first IBM POWER7 processor-based blades to the marketplace," Hardware Announcement ZG10-0081, dated April 13, 2010 .

IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS , V1.1 (5697-AQT) is being supported in the zBX, providing data-in-memory support to deliver significant performance and/or lower cost per transaction for queries redirected to the solution. It is enabled and managed, as part of the ensemble, by the Unified Resource Manager. For more information on IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer, refer to Software Announcement ZP10-0339, dated July 22, 2010 .

For more information on IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX), refer to Hardware Announcement ZG10-0263, dated July 22, 2010 .

Reliability and availability enhancements

With the introduction of the IBM zEnterprise 196, IBM continues to deliver enterprise reliability and availability with enhancements to the memory subsystem, multichip module (MCM) design, and power delivery technology.

Major redesign of memory subsystem for improved availability: IBM's most robust error correction to date can be found in the memory subsystem. A new redundant array of independent memory (RAIM) technology is being introduced to provide protection at the dynamic random access memory (DRAM), dual inline memory module (DIMM), and memory channel level. Three full DRAM failures per rank can be corrected. DIMM level failures, including components such as the controller application specific integrated circuit (ASIC), the power regulators, the clocks, and the board, can be corrected. Memory channel failures such as signal lines, control lines, and drivers/receivers on the MCM can be corrected. Upstream and downstream data signals can be spared using two spare wires on both the upstream and downstream paths. One of these signals can be used to spare a clock signal line (one upstream and one downstream). Together these improvements are designed to deliver System z's most resilient memory subsystem to date.

Improved reliability of multichip module (MCM) design: IBM zEnterprise 196 has an improved MCM design with encapsulated processor unit connectors and soft error rate (SER) hardened latches throughout the design.

New power delivery technology with triple redundancy for increased reliability : With z196, we are introducing voltage transformation module (VTM) technology with triple redundancy on the VTM. This redundancy protects processor workloads from loss of voltage due to VTM failures. Triple redundancy is used by z196 on the environmental sensors (humidity and altitude), for increased reliability.

CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) enhancements

The following are exploitation of Message-Security-Assist Extension 4:

New instructions:

New function codes for existing instructions:

More information on CPACF can be found in " IBM System z10 - Delivering security-rich offerings to protect your data," Hardware Announcement ZG09-0798, dated October 20, 2009 .

This Crypto function is exclusive to z196.

Crypto Express3 enhancements

Crypto Express3 represents the newest-generation cryptographic feature designed to complement the cryptographic functions of CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF). The Crypto Express3 feature, residing in the I/O cage or I/O drawer of the z196, continues to support all of the cryptographic functions available on Crypto Express3 on z10 .

For more information on Crypto Express3 refer to " IBM System z10 - Delivering security-rich offerings to protect your data," Hardware Announcement ZG09-0798, dated October 20, 2009 .

Concurrent Driver Upgrade (CDU) and Concurrent Patch Apply (CPA), a process to reduce outages for new releases. With concurrent driver upgrade and concurrent patch apply, most new cryptographic functions can be applied without cryptographic coprocessor card off / on. It is now possible to upgrade Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA), segment 3, licensed internal code without any performance impact during the upgrade. However, some levels of CCA or hardware changes still require cryptographic coprocessor card vary off / on.

This Crypto function is exclusive to z196.

When one or both of the two PCIe adapters of a Crypto Express3 feature are configured as a coprocessor, the following cryptographic enhancements are supported:

When one or both of the two PCIe adapters of a Crypto Express3 feature are configured as an accelerator, the following cryptographic enhancement is supported:

Trusted Key Entry 7.0 Licensed Internal Code (LIC)

Third subchannel set

You now have the ability to extend the amount of addressable storage capacity to help facilitate storage growth with the introduction of a third subchannel set - an additional 64K subchannels - to help complement other functions such as "large" or extended addressing volumes and HyperPAV. This may also help to facilitate consistent device address definitions, simplifying addressing schemes for congruous devices.

The first subchannel set (SS0) allows definitions of any type of device (such as bases, aliases, secondaries, and those other than disk that do not implement the concept of associated aliases or secondaries). The second and third subchannel sets (SS1 and SS2) can now both be designated for use for disk alias devices (of both primary and secondary devices) and/or Metro Mirror secondary devices only.

The third subchannel set applies ESCON , FICON® and zHPF protocols, and is supported by z/OS and Linux on System z . Refer to the Software requirements section.

A new I/O infrastructure for increased granularity and capacity flexibility

With the introduction of z196, we are also introducing increased granularity for your I/O infrastructure with the addition of an I/O drawer, a companion to the I/O cage.

Purchase the I/O you need for your storage area network ( ESCON and FICON ), local area network (Open Systems Adapter), Parallel Sysplex® (ISC-3), and security requirements (Crypto Express3) and the configurator tool selects the I/O packaging necessary to best optimize your infrastructure.

First offered on the z10 BC, the modular I/O drawer (8 slots) can be hot plugged in the field. This design allows installation of I/O based upon application growth and connectivity growth, obviating the requirement for plan ahead of I/O cages (28 slots) and I/O drawers.

Access to the SAN with FICON Express8

FICON Express8 provides growth opportunities for your storage area network (SAN) with its capability to autonegotiate the link data rate, providing synergy with existing switches, directors, and storages devices whether they are capable of 2 Gbps, 4 Gbps, or 8 Gbps.

FICON Express8 supports your storage devices using Fibre Connection ( FICON ), High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF), or Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP). You can have a point-to-point connection between z196 and a device or utilize a SAN, incorporating switches and directors in the configuration. FICON Express8 is designed to help you prepare for an end-to-end 8 Gbps infrastructure to meet the increased bandwidth demands of your applications.

FICON Express8 supports your traditional applications using the FICON architecture. Using zHPF, an extension to the FICON architecture, it also provides optimizations for online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads to help improve the execution of small block I/O requests, whether single-track or multitrack operations. zHPF streamlines the FICON architecture and reduces the overhead on the channel processors, control unit ports, switch ports, and links by improving the way channel programs are written and processed. The control unit must be zHPF-capable. zFS, HFS, PDSE, and other applications that use large data transfers with Media Manager are expected to benefit. For more information on the benefits of zHPF, refer to the I/O connectivity Web site and the FICON Express8 technical papers

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/hardware/connectivity/

Extension to zHPF multitrack operations - removing the 64k byte data transfer limit : In October of 2008 we announced support for High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF), a protocol for performance optimization of online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads. At the time, this applied to I/Os transferring less than a single track of data - read or write sequential I/Os transferring less than a single track size (for example 12x4k bytes/IO). Support of zHPF for OLTP workloads resulted in reduced overhead and improved performance.

In July of 2009 we extended zHPF support to multitrack operations (for example reading 16x4k bytes/IO), also resulting in reduced overhead and improved performance but limiting transfers to 64k worth of data in a single operation.

We are now further extending zHPF support of multitrack operations to include even larger data transfers - fully supporting multiple tracks of data and removing the 64k byte data transfer limit. We are now raising the limit on the amount of data that can be transferred in a single operation, allowing the channel to operate at rates that are designed to fully exploit the bandwidth of a FICON Express channel.

Extension to multitrack operations for zHPF applies to the FICON Express8 and FICON Express4 features when configured as CHPID type FC using the zHPF path, and to z/OS . Refer to the Software requirements section. The control unit must support zHPF. Otherwise, extended mulitrack operations is transparent to the control unit.

FICON Express8 for channel consolidation: FICON Express8 may also allow for the consolidation of existing FICON Express , FICON Express2, or FICON Express4 channels onto fewer FICON Express8 channels while maintaining and enhancing performance. You can carry forward your FICON Express4 features to z196. FICON Express and FICON Express2 are not supported.

To request assistance for ESCON or FICON channel consolidation analysis using the zCP3000 tool, contact your IBM representative. They will assist you with a capacity planning study to estimate the number of FICON channels that can be consolidated onto FICON Express8.

Your IBM representative can also assist you with ESCON to FICON channel migration.

Assigning WWPNs to physical Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) ports: This support extends the capabilities of the worldwide port name (WWPN) prediction tool to physical Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) channel/ports, allowing the tool to now show WWPNs for both virtual and physical ports ahead of system installation time. In addition, you can retain your storage area network (SAN) configuration if a FICON feature is replaced instead of altering your SAN configuration based upon the FICON feature's "burned in" WWPN.

This enhancement applies to all of the FICON features supported on z196 when configured as CHPID type FCP, supporting attachment to SCSI devices. It is transparent to operating systems. For an update to the WWPN prediction tool, refer to the Tools section of Resource Link™ at planned availability of z196

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

z/OS discovery and autoconfiguration for FICON channels : With z196 and z/OS , a new function, z/OS discovery and autoconfiguration (zDAC), is designed to automatically perform a number of I/O configuration definition tasks for new and changed disk and tape controllers connected to a switch or director when attached to a FICON channel. When new controllers are added to an I/O configuration or changes are made to existing controllers, the system is designed to discover them and propose configuration changes based on a policy you define in the hardware configuration dialog (HCD). Your policy can include preferences for availability and bandwidth including parallel access volume (PAV) definitions, control unit numbers, and device number ranges.

zDAC is designed to perform discovery for all systems in a sysplex that support the function. The proposed configuration will incorporate the current contents of the I/O definition file (IODF) with additions for newly installed and changed control units and devices. zDAC is designed to help simplify I/O configuration on z196 running z/OS and reduce complexity and setup time.

zDAC applies to all FICON features supported on z196 when configured as CHPID type FC and is supported by z/OS . zDAC is exploited by the IBM System Storage® DS8700. For more information refer to Hardware Announcement ZG10-0246, dated July 20, 2010 , IBM System Storage DS8700 (M/T 242x) delivers z/OS Distributed Data Backup and new functional capabilities. Refer to the Software requirements section.

Access to high-speed intraserver network - HiperSockets

A single logical partition can now connect up to 32 HiperSockets , double the number of HiperSockets previously supported. With HiperSockets , you have independent, integrated, virtual local area networks (LANs). No physical cabling or external connections are required. HiperSockets supports Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and IPv6.

Up to 32 HiperSockets are supported by z/OS , z/VM , z/VSE™ , and Linux on System z . Refer to the Software requirements section.

HiperSockets network traffic analyzer (HS NTA) for Linux on System z environments: An enhancement to the HiperSockets architecture is designed to help simplify problem isolation and resolution. You now have the capability to trace Layer 2 and Layer 3 HiperSockets network traffic.

HS NTA allows Linux on System z to control the trace for the internal virtual LAN, to capture the records into host memory and storage (file systems). Linux on System z tools can be used to format, edit, and process the trace records for analysis by system programmers and network administrators.

HiperSockets network traffic analyzer is supported on IBM zEnterprise 196 and IBM System z10 .

Access to the LAN with OSA-Express3

The OSA-Express3 family of local area network (LAN) adapters is designed for use in high-speed enterprise backbones, for local area network connectivity between campuses, to connect server farms to the mainframe, and to consolidate file servers onto the mainframe.

The OSA-Express3 features incorporated a hardware data router in the design, as well as a faster microprocessor and PCIe bus; functions and components that help to reduce latency and improve throughput. Choose the features that satisfy your infrastructure requirements, now and in the future.

OSA-Express3 Ethernet features:

The OSA-Express3 Ethernet features support:

CHPID  Applicable                   Purpose/Traffic
type   features
 
OSC   1000BASE-T   OSA-Integrated Console Controller (OSA-ICC).
                   Supports TN3270E, non-SNA DFT to IPL CPCs & LPs.
 
OSD   All          Queue Direct Input/Output (QDIO) architecture;
                   TCP/IP traffic when Layer 3 (uses IP address) and
                   Protocol-independent when Layer 2 (uses MAC address).
 
OSE   1000BASE-T   Non-QDIO; For SNA/APPN/HPR traffic and TCP/IP
                   passthru traffic.
 
OSM   1000BASE-T   OSA-Express for Unified Resource Manager.
                   Connectivity to intranode management network
                   (INMN) from z196 to Unified Resource Manager
                   functions.
 
OSN   GbE          OSA-Express for NCP; Appears to OS as a device
      1000BASE-T   supporting channel data link control (CDLC)
                   protocol. Enables Network Control Program (NCP)
                   channel-related functions such as loading and
                   dumping to NCP. Provides LP-to-LP connectivity
                   OS to IBM Communication Controller for Linux (CCL).
 
OSX   10 GbE       OSA-Express for zBX.  Provides connectivity
                   and access control to the intraensemble
                   data network (IEDN) from z196 to
                   Unified Resource Manager functions.

For network performance - inbound workload queuing : z/OS workloads are becoming more diverse; each type of workload may have unique service level requirements. OSA-Express-3 introduces inbound workload queuing (IWQ), which creates multiple input queues and allows OSA to differentiate workloads "off the wire" and then assign work to a specific input queue (per device) to z/OS . With each input queue representing a unique type of workload, each having unique service and processing requirements, the IWQ function allows z/OS to preassign the appropriate processing resources for each input queue. This approach allows multiple concurrent z/OS processing threads to then process each unique input queue (workload), avoiding traditional resource contention. In a heavily mixed workload environment, this "off the wire" network traffic separation provided by OSA-Express3 IWQ reduces the conventional z/OS processing required to identify and separate unique workloads, which results in improved overall system performance and scalability.

A primary objective of IWQ is to provide improved performance for business-critical interactive workloads by reducing contention created by other types of workloads. The types of z/OS workloads that are identified and assigned to unique input queues are:

  1. z/OS Sysplex Distributor traffic - Network traffic that is associated with a distributed dynamic virtual IP address (DVIPA) is assigned a unique input queue, allowing the Sysplex Distributor traffic to be immediately distributed to the target host.
  2. z/OS bulk data traffic - Network traffic that is dynamically associated with a streaming (bulk data) TCP connection is assigned to a unique input queue, allowing the bulk data processing to be assigned the appropriate resources and isolated from critical interactive workloads.

IWQ is supported on z196 and z10 and is exclusive to OSA-Express3 CHPID types OSD and OSX (exclusive to z196). IWQ is also supported by the z/OS operating system and by z/VM for guests. Refer to the Software requirements section.

For network management - query and display OSA configuration : Previously, OSA-Express system architecture introduced the capability for operating systems to dynamically register the OSA configuration. This approach significantly improved the OSA-Express usability by reducing the burden placed on the system administrator to manually configure OSA-Express for each unique operating system configuration. Traditionally, the Open Systems Adapter Support Facility (OSA/SF) has provided the administrator with the ability to monitor the OSA configuration.

As additional complex functions have been added to OSA, the ability for the system administrator to display, monitor, and verify the specific current OSA configuration unique to each operating system has become more complex. OSA-Express3 introduces the capability for the operating system to directly query and display the current OSA configuration information (similar to OSA/SF). z/OS exploits this new OSA capability by introducing a new TCP/IP operator command called Display OSAINFO . Display OSAINFO allows the operator to monitor and verify the current OSA configuration, which helps to improve the overall management, serviceability, and usability of OSA-Express3.

Display OSAINFO is exclusive to OSA-Express3 CHPID types OSD, OSM, and OSX, the z/OS operating system, and z/VM for guest exploitation.

Access to a Parallel Sysplex environment

Parallel Sysplex is a synergy between hardware and software - a highly advanced technology for clustering designed to enable the aggregate capacity of multiple z/OS systems to be applied against common workloads. z/OS combined with z196, z10 and z9 machines, coupling facilities, Server Time Protocol (STP), and coupling links (InfiniBand, ISC-3), allows you to harness the power of multiple systems as though they were a single logical computing system.

Coupling links provide a path to transmit/receive Coupling Facility (CF) data as well as Server Time Protocol (STP) time keeping messages. The CF data may be exchanged between z/OS and the CF or between CFs. The primary Coupling Facility configuration options are a stand-alone Coupling Facility or a CF LPAR on a server.

The primary ways to configure Coupling Facilities are:

InfiniBand coupling links are high-speed links, up to 6 GBps for 12x InfiniBand and up to 5 Gbps for 1x InfiniBand:

InterSystem Channel-3 (ISC-3) links continue to be offered, as a migration aid, supporting a link data rate of 2 Gbps. ISC-3 is supported at the same distance as 1x InfiniBand. Internal coupling links (ICs) can also be used for internal communication between coupling facilities (CFs) defined in LPARs and z/OS images on the same server.
Note: The InfiniBand link data rates do not represent the performance of the link. The actual performance is dependent upon many factors including latency through the adapters, cable lengths, and the type of workload. Systems Lab Services can assist your migration to PSIFB coupling links by providing services to assess the impact of the migration or to assist with the implementation of the migration.

Parallel Sysplex enhancements

As data sharing workloads continue to grow, the Parallel Sysplex infrastructure needs to anticipate the increased requirements for coupling resources. To do this, we have added connectivity capabilities to support larger data sharing environments.

Connectivity improvements with up to 80 coupling links: The IBM zEnterprise 196 increases the number of external coupling links allowed from 64 to 80. This allows the full configuration of 32 PSIFB links and 48 ISC-3 links to be used. In addition, one can also configure up to 32 (internal) IC links for coupling between images defined on the same server. Having more coupling links is important to provide sufficient coupling connectivity for larger single Parallel Sysplexes, as well as for configurations where the same server hosts multiple Parallel Sysplexes and Coupling Facility images.

Connectivity improvements with 128 CHPIDs per server: To support larger Parallel Sysplexes with ever-increasing amounts of data sharing traffic to the Coupling Facility, the throughput and capacity of more coupling CHPIDs are also required. With z196, we have increased the number of coupling CHPIDs per server from 64 to 128. Since IFB links allow for multiple (logical) CHPIDs over the same (physical) link, this can also allow for larger Parallel Sysplexes without requiring more coupling link hardware.

Coupling Facility Control Code Level 17

Connectivity improvements with up to 2047 structures: CFCC Level 17 increases the number of structures that can be allocated in a CFCC image from 1023 to 2047. Allowing more CF structures to be defined and used in a sysplex permits more discrete data sharing groups to operate concurrently, and can help environments requiring many structures to be defined, such as to support SAP or service providers. z196 and CFCC Level 17 provide improved serviceability of Coupling Facilities with enhanced data collection and triggering of nondisruptive CF dumps. Refer to the Software requirements section.

STP - Time synchronization for Parallel Sysplex

Server Time Protocol (STP) is designed to allow events occurring in different servers to be properly sequenced in time. STP is designed for servers that have been configured in a Parallel Sysplex or a basic sysplex (without a coupling facility), as well as servers that are not in a sysplex but need time synchronization.

STP is a server-wide facility that is implemented in the Licensed Internal Code (LIC), presenting a single view of time to Processor Resource/Systems Manager™ ( PR/SM ). STP uses a message-based protocol in which timekeeping information is passed over externally defined coupling links between servers. The coupling links that can be used to transport STP messages include 12x or 1x InfiniBand (IFB) links and InterSystem Channel-3 (ISC-3) links configured in peer mode. These can be the same links that already are being used in a Parallel Sysplex for coupling facility (CF) message communication. STP can also use ICB-3 and ICB-4 links on servers that support them.

The STP design introduced a concept called Coordinated Timing Network (CTN). A Coordinated Timing Network (CTN) is a collection of servers and coupling facilities that are time-synchronized to a time value called Coordinated Server Time.

A CTN can be configured in two ways:

Water cooling

z196 introduces water cooling unit (WCU) technology, which provides the ability to cool systems with user-chilled water. In order to allow users to remove additional heat produced by non-MCM components in the system such as power, memory, and I/O to water, z196 also supports the exhaust air heat exchange, which is standard on systems with the WCU.

Conversions from machine refrigeration unit (MRU) to WCU require a frame roll, and will not be done in the field.

High-voltage DC power

In data centers today, many businesses are paying increasing electric bills and are also running out of power. High-voltage DC power, an optional feature on z196, increases the voltage directly into the system. This can save System z users 1 - 3%, on average, on their power bills without having to go through a step-down.

High-voltage DC power is added to the universal power input that is available on the z196. The voltage level is in the range of 380V-570V DC, and requires 2 or 4 x 60A line cords, depending on configuration. These line cords (#8965, #8963) are offered on new build as well as MES orders.

Top exit I/O cabling

On z196 you now have the option of ordering the infrastructure to support top exit of your fiber optic cables ( ESCON , FICON , OSA, 12x InfiniBand, 1x InfiniBand, and ISC-3) as well as your copper cables for the 1000BASE-T Ethernet features.

Top exit I/O cabling is designed to provide you with an additional option. Instead of all of your cables exiting under the server and/or under the raised floor, you now have the flexibility to choose the option that best meets the requirements of your data center. Top exit I/O cabling can also help to increase air flow. This option is offered on new build as well as MES orders.

Static power save mode

With the introduction of static power save mode, IBM is continuing to help provide energy management capabilities to facilitate energy savings. You now have the ability to reduce the power consumption of the IBM zEnterprise 196.

Static power save mode is designed to reduce power consumption on z196 when full performance is not required. It can be switched on and off during runtime with no disruption to currently running workloads, aside from the change in performance. On air-cooled models, static power save mode can be entered once in a calendar day.

Using the Hardware Management Console (HMC), as well as the Active Energy Manager (AEM), you can use static power save mode for:

This could result in a 20% - 30% reduction in power consumption (depending on system configuration). If you have also implemented dynamic control of cooling (for example, through the integration of Active Energy Manager with facility management applications) the air conditioning for the cooling zone can be turned down and additional energy can be saved.

Static power save mode is supported by z/OS and z/VM . Refer to the Software requirements section.

Access to Capacity on Demand

Capacity on Demand - Temporary capacity :

z196 uses the Capacity on Demand (CoD) architecture implemented on z10 . This architecture improved the capability to access and manage processing capacity on a temporary basis, providing increased flexibility for On Demand environments.

Capacity Back Up (CBU) gives you temporary access to dormant processor units (PUs), intended to replace capacity lost within the enterprise due to a disaster. CP capacity or any and all specialty engine types (ICF, IFL, SAP, zAAP, zIIP) can be added up to what the physical hardware model can contain for up to 10 days for a test activation or 90 days for true disaster recovery. The CBU entitlement records (#6818) contain an expiration date that is established at the time of order and is dependent upon the quantity of CBU years (#6817).

You have the capability to extend your CBU entitlements through the purchase of additional CBU years. The number of #6817 per instance of #6818 remains limited to five. Fractional years are rounded up to the near whole integer when calculating this limit. One test activation is provided for each additional CBU year added to the CBU entitlement record. The number of test activations per CBU entitlement record coincides with the number of years assigned to the CBU record. This equates to one test activation per year for each CBU entitlement purchased. Additional test activations are available in quantities of one and the number of test activations is limited at 15 per CBU record.

Capacity for Planned Events (CPE) : Temporary access to dormant processing units (PUs), intended to replace capacity lost within the enterprise due to a planned event such as a facility upgrade or system relocation. CP capacity or any and all specialty engine types (zIIP, zAAP, SAP, IFL, ICF) can be added up to what the physical hardware model can contain for up to 3 days.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) : Temporary access to dormant PUs, intended to augment the existing capacity of a given system. On/Off CoD helps you contain workload spikes that may exceed permanent capacity such that Service Level Agreements cannot be met and business conditions do not justify a permanent upgrade. As on System z10 , On/Off CoD can be pre- or post-paid, token or non-token.

Capacity provisioning : An installed On/Off CoD record is a necessary prerequisite for automated control of temporary capacity through z/OS MVS™ Capacity Provisioning. z/OS MVS Capacity Provisioning allows you to set up rules defining the circumstances under which additional capacity should be provisioned in order to fulfill a specific business need. The rules are based on criteria such as a specific application, the maximum additional capacity that should be activated, and time and workload conditions. This support provides a fast response to capacity changes and ensures sufficient processing power is available with the least possible delay even if workloads fluctuate. Refer to z/OS MVS Capacity Provisioning User's Guide (SA33-8299) for more information.

Capacity on Demand - Permanent capacity :

Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU) facility : When your business needs additional capacity quickly, Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU) is designed to deliver it. CIU is designed to allow you to respond to sudden increased capacity requirements by requesting a z196 PU and/or memory upgrade via the Web, using IBM Resource Link , and downloading and applying it to your z196 server using your system's Remote Support connection. Further, with the Express option on CIU, an upgrade may be made available for installation as fast as within a few hours after order submission.

Permanent upgrades : Orders (MESs) of all PU types and memory for System z196 servers that can be delivered by Licensed Internal Code, Configuration Control (LICCC) are eligible for CIU delivery. CIU upgrades may be performed up to the maximum available processor and memory resources on the installed server, as configured. While capacity upgrades to the server itself are concurrent, your software may not be able to take advantage of the increased capacity without performing an Initial Programming Load (IPL).

Plan ahead memory : As on System z10 , memory upgrades can be preplanned to be nondisruptive. The preplanned memory feature adds the necessary physical memory required to support target memory sizes. If you anticipate an increase in memory requirements, a "target" logical memory size can now be specified in the configuration tool along with a "starting" logical memory size. The configuration tool then calculates the physical memory required to satisfy this target memory. Should additional physical memory be required, it is fulfilled with the preplanned memory features.

Capacity on Demand - Enhancements

Auto renewal of On/Off CoD allows you to choose the automatic renewal of installed On/Off CoD records to automatically update the expiration date of those records.

Order Permanent Upgrade now allows you to order additional unassigned capacity by providing you with the options to adjust the system's total and active capacity levels. You are billed for the purchase of any new capacity, however no charges are made for deactivation of the capacity as long as new capacity is purchased.

On/Off CoD Administrative Test provides you the capability to test the Capacity on Demand process, for training and API testing. This differs from the On/Off CoD no-charge test in that no capacity is activated with the test.

With your z196, for Capacity on Demand records shipped with the system, such as CBU and/or CPE, up to 4 come pre-installed instead of being staged on the Service Element. If more than 4 records are ordered with the system, none will be installed and all will be staged. IBM installation service representatives will assist you with the installation of the staged records.

HMC system support

The new functions available on the Hardware Management Console (HMC) version 2.11.0, as described, apply exclusively to z196. However, the HMC version 2.11.0 will also support the systems listed in the table below.

The 2.11.0 HMC now supports up to two 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LANs.

 
 Family           Machine Type    Firmware Driver       SE Version
 
 z10 BC             2098             79                 2.10.2
 z10 EC             2097             79                 2.10.2
 z9 BC              2096             67                 2.9.2
 z9 EC              2094             67                 2.9.2
 z890               2086             55                 1.8.2
 z990               2084             55                 1.8.2
 z800               2066             3G                 1.7.3
 z900               2064             3G                 1.7.3
 9672 G6            9672/9674        26                 1.6.2
 9672 G5            9672/9674        26                 1.6.2

HMC Security

Monitoring

HMC User Interface Improvements

LPAR Controls Enhancements

Capacity on Demand

SNMP and CIM API Enhancements

HMC Hardware

Removal of Dynamic ICF Expansion Option

Advanced Workload License Charges

IBM is introducing a new software pricing structure, called Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC), for eligible z/OS and z/TPF software programs running on a z196. AWLC is the default pricing metric for standalone z196 servers. IBM will also provide a transition program from Workload License Charges to AWLC for sysplex customers who have not yet fully migrated to z196 servers. This ensures that aggregation benefits are maintained and also phases in the benefits of AWLC pricing as customers migrate.

For information refer to Software Announcement ZP10-0307, dated July 22, 2010 , Advanced Workload License Charges offers price performance for the IBM zEnterprise 196.

Solution Edition Series

The System z Solution Edition Series delivers mainframe qualities of service at attractive prices for new workloads. Offerings will continue to be enhanced to leverage new zEnterprise platform and IBM software functionality.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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The IBM zEnterprise System offers a total systems approach to delivering advanced heterogeneous systems management function that is unmatched in the industry. The announcement of zEnterprise System takes systems technology to the next level. The IBM zEnterprise System consists of the traditional subsystems -- CPC, memory, I/O, and power/packaging/cooling -- and new platform management firmware that is designed to enable you to run heterogeneous workloads under the management of one system.

The IBM zEnterprise System is a powerful yet flexible server that thinks beyond technology to drive business innovation. The server is designed to offer relief from increasing IT costs, particularly those associated with server sprawl. The zEnterprise System is designed to provide a secure, highly virtualized platform for application development. Its CPC has 80 user-customizable processor units (PUs) in a single footprint, providing the opportunity for growth. The IBM zEnterprise 196 is built on the inherent strengths of the System z platform, including scalability, availability, security, reliability, and world-class virtualization.



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In the first half of 2011, IBM intends to offer a System x® blade running Linux on System x in the IBM zEnterprise System on zBX Model 002.

In the first half of 2011, IBM intends to offer a WebSphere® DataPower® Appliance for IBM zEnterprise System on zBX Model 002.

The IBM zEnterprise 196 will be the last high-end server to offer ordering of ISC-3 . Enterprises should begin migrating from ISC-3 features (#0217, #0218, #0219), to 12x InfiniBand (#0163 - HCA2-O fanout) or 1x InfiniBand (#0168 - HCA2-O LR fanout) coupling links.

The IBM zEnterprise 196 will be last high-end server to offer ordering of the PSC feature . IBM intends to not offer the Power Sequence Controller (PSC feature #6501) on future servers. The PSC feature is used to turn on/off specific control units from the central processor complex (CPC).

The IBM zEnterprise 196 will be the last high-end server to offer ordering of ESCON channels . This applies to channel path identifier (CHPID) types CNC, CTC, CVC, and CBY. Enterprises should begin migrating from ESCON to FICON . Alternate solutions are available for connectivity to ESCON and parallel devices. IBM Global Technology Services offers an ESCON to FICON Migration solution, Offering ID #6948-97D, to help facilitate migration from ESCON to simplify and manage a single physical and operational environment while maximizing green-related savings.

The IBM zEnterprise 196 will be the last high-end server to support FICON Express4 channels : Enterprises should begin migrating from FICON Express4 channel features (#3321, #3322, #3324) to FICON Express8 channels.

The IBM zEnterprise 196 will be the last high-end server to support OSA-Express2 features : Enterprises should begin migrating from OSA-Express2 features (#3364, #3365, #3366) to OSA-Express3 features.

The IBM zEnterprise 196 is planned to be the last high-end server to support dial-up modems for use with the Remote Support Facility (RSF), and the External Time Source (ETS) option of Server Time Protocol (STP). The currently available Network Time Protocol (NTP) server option for ETS as well as Internet time services available using broadband connections can be used to provide the same degree of accuracy as dial-up time services. Enterprises should begin migrating from dial-up modems to Broadband for RSF connections.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Any reliance on these statements of general direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create liability or obligation for IBM .



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For information on IBM System z Site Preparation/Installation Support Offering, refer to Hardware Announcement ZG10-0250, dated July 22, 2010 , IBM System z Site Preparation/Installation Support Offering.

For information on POWER7 blades, refer to Hardware Announcement ZG10-0081, dated April 13, 2010 , IBM BladeCenter PS701 and PS702 Express Blades.

For information on IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX), refer to Hardware Announcement ZG10-0263, dated July 22, 2010 , System z BladeCenter Extension.

For information on IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer, refer to Software Announcement ZP10-0339, dated July 22, 2010 , IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS , V1.1.

For information on firmware managing the z/VM environment, refer to Software Announcement ZP10-0301, dated July 22, 2010 , IBM z/VM V6.1-Virtualization Growth for zEnterprise System and Unified Resource Manager.

For information on z/OS V1.12, refer to Software Announcement ZP10-0302, dated July 22, 2010 , z/OS V1.12.

For information on IBM z/VSE V4.3, refer to Software Announcement ZP10-0262, dated July 22, 2010 , Preview: IBM z/VSE V4.3 - More Capacity and zEnterprise Exploitation.

For information on Advanced Workload License Charges for IBM zEnterprise 196, refer to Software Announcement ZP10-0307, dated July 22, 2010 , Advanced Workload License Charges offers price performance for the IBM zEnterprise 196.

For information on IBM System Storage DS8700 and zDAC, refer to Hardware Announcement ZG10-0246, dated July 20, 2010 , IBM System Storage DS8700 (M/T 242x) delivers z/OS Distributed Data Backup and new functional capabilities.



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                                Machine
Description                     type     Model  Feature
 
IBM zEnterprise 196              2817     M15
                                          M32
                                          M49
                                          M66
                                          M80
 
Month indicator                                 0660
Day indicator                                   0661
Hour indicator                                  0662
Minute indicator                                0663
MTU 1 - D                                       0001
MTU 100 - D                                     0002
MTU 1 - V                                       0003
MTU 100 - V                                     0004
GTU 1 - D                                       0005
GTU 100 - D                                     0006
GTU 1 - V                                       0007
GTU 100 - V                                     0008
Ethernet switch *                               0070
HMC w/Dual EN                                   0090
HMC w/Dual EN                                   0091
I/O Cage ISC-D Airflow                          0113
I/O Cage Full Card Airflow                      0114
1 CPE Capacity Unit                             0116
100 CPE Capacity Unit                           0117
10000 CPE Capacity Unit                         0118
1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL                         0119
100 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL                       0120
1 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF                         0121
100 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF                       0122
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP                        0123
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP                      0124
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP                        0125
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP                      0126
1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP                         0127
100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP                       0128
CPC -Air                                        0158
CPC -Water                                      0159
HCA2-C Fanout                                   0162
HCA2-O fanout for 12x IFB                       0163
Fanout Airflow                                  0165
HCA2-O LR fanout for 1x IFB                     0168
ISC-Mother Card                                 0217
ISC-Daughter Card                               0218
ISC-3 link on F/C 0218                          0219
 
Manage Firmware Suite                           0019
Automate Firmware Suite                         0020
Ensemble membership                             0025
Manage FW ISAOPT                                0039
Manage FW Pwr Blade                             0041
Automate FW ISAOPT                              0043
Automate FW Pwr Blade                           0045
Automate FW IFL                                 0052
IFB-MP Daughter Card                            0326
STI-A8 Mother Card                              0327
STI-A4 Mother Card                              0328
TKE workstation                                 0841
TKE 7.0 LIC                                     0860
Crypto Express3                                 0864
TKE addl smart cards                            0884
TKE Smart Card Reader                           0885
UID Label for DoD                               0998
STP Enablement                                  1021
EMEA Special Operations                         1022
 
16 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat)-A                        1616
16 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat)-W                        1617
32 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat)-A                        1632
32 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat)-W                        1633
4 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat)-A                         1640
4 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat)-W                         1641
 
LICCC Ship Via Net Ind                          1750
Preplanned memory                               1996
16GB Memory Capacity Incr                       1901
16GB Ftr Converted memory                       1902
Line Cord Plan Ahead                            2000
16-Port ESCON Card                              2323
ESCON Channel port                              2324
32 GB Memory                                    2425
64 GB Memory                                    2427
96 GB Memory                                    2429
128 GB Memory                                   2431
160 GB Memory                                   2433
192 GB Memory                                   2435
224 GB Memory                                   2437
256 GB Memory                                   2439
320 GB Memory                                   2441
384 GB Memory                                   2443
448 GB Memory                                   2445
512 GB Memory                                   2447
608 GB Memory                                   2449
704 GB Memory                                   2451
 
US English                                      2924
France                                          2928
German                                          2929
Spanish - Non Spain                             2930
Spain                                           2931
Italian                                         2932
Canadian French                                 2935
Portuguese                                      2978
Brazilian Portuguese                            2979
UK English                                      2980
Norwegian                                       2983
Sweden Finland                                  2987
Netherlands                                     2988
Belgian French                                  2989
Denmark                                         2993
Swiss French, German                            2997
Balanced Power Plan Ahead                       3003
BPR Pair Air Model                              3004
BPD Pair Air Model                              3005
BPR Pair Water Model                            3006
BPD Pair Water Model                            3007
Internal Battery IBF-ED                         3212
 
FICON Express8 10KM LX                          3325
FICON Express8 SX                               3326
OSA-Express3 GbE LX                             3362
OSA-Express3 GbE SX                             3363
OSA-Express3 1000BASET-EN                       3367
OSA-Express3 10 GbE LR                          3370
OSA-Express3 10 GbE SR                          3371
Fill and Drain Kit                              3377
Universal Lift Tool/Ladder                      3759
CPACF Enablement                                3863
I/O Drawer-Air                                  4000
I/O Cage-Air                                    4002
I/O Drawer-Water                                4004
I/O Cage-Water                                  4005
A Frame w/o Cargo-Water                         4017
A Frame w Cargo-Water                           4018
Luxembourg-Belgium ordered                      5560
Iceland-Ordered in Denmark                      5561
China-Ordered in Hong Kong                      5562
Flat panel display                              6096
Power Sequence Controller                       6501
Additional CBU Test                             6805
CBU Records Ordered                             6818
 
FQC Bracket/Mount HW-A                          7900
MT-RJ 6 ft harness-A                            7902
MT-RJ 8.5 ft harness-A                          7903
MT-RJ 5 ft harness-A                            7904
MT-RJ 3.5 ft harness-A                          7905
LC Dup 6 ft harness-A                           7906
LC Dup 8.5 ft harness-A                         7908
FQC Bracket/Mount HW-W                          7910
MT-RJ 6 ft harness-W                            7912
MT-RJ 8.5 ft harness-W                          7913
MT-RJ 5 ft harness-W                            7914
MT-RJ 3.5 ft harness-W                          7915
LC Dup 6.6 ft harness-W                         7916
LC Dup 8.5 ft harness-W                         7918
 
(NOT TAIWAN)
Top exit I/O cabling                            7942
(NOT TAIWAN)
 
Side covers                                     7949
3-in-1 Bolt Down Kit-A                          8008
3-in-1 Bolt Down Kit-W                          8009
 
14ft 380-520V DC line cord                      8963
14ft 200V 3ph cord                              8993
 
 
14ft 380-520V DC cut cord                       8965
14ft LoV 3ph cut line cord                      8982
14ft HiV 3ph cut line cord                      8988
14ft 200-240V 3ph cut-LSZH                      8996
14ft HiV 3ph cut line-LSZH                      8998

 
 
Multi Order Ship Flag                           9000
Multi Order Rec Only-NB                         9001
Multi Order Rec Only-MES                        9002
RPO Action Flag                                 9003
Downgraded PUs Per Request                      9004
On/Off CoD Act IFL Day                          9888
On/Off CoD Act ICF Day                          9889
On/Off CoD Act zAAP Day                         9893
On/Off COD authorization                        9896
On/Off CoD Act Cap CP Day                       9897
Perm upgr authorization                         9898
CIU Activation (Flag)                           9899
On Line CoD Buying (Flag)                       9900
On/Off CoD Act zIIP Day                         9908
On/Off CoD Act SAP Day                          9909
CBU authorization                               9910
CPE authorization                               9912
OPO sales authorization                         9913
1 MSU day                                       9917
100 MSU days                                    9918
10000 MSU days                                  9919
1 IFL day                                       9920
100 IFL days                                    9921
1 ICF day                                       9922
100 ICF days                                    9923
1 zIIP day                                      9924
100 zIIP days                                   9925
1 zAAP day                                      9926
100 zAAP days                                   9927
1 SAP day                                       9928
100 SAP days                                    9929
 
Site Tool Kit                                   9968
Weight Distribution Kit                         9970
Height Reduce Ship                              9975
Height Reduce for Return                        9976
CP4                                             1877
CP5                                             1878
CP6                                             1879
CP7                                             1880
IFL                                             1881
ICF                                             1882
SAP (optional)                                  1883
zAAP                                            1884
zIIP                                            1885
Unassigned IFL                                  1886
Total CBU Years Ordered                         6817
Single CBU CP-Year                              6820
25 CBU CP-Year                                  6821
Single CBU IFL-Year                             6822
25 CBU IFL-Year                                 6823
Single CBU ICF-Year                             6824
25 CBU ICF-Year                                 6825
Single CBU zAAP-Year                            6826
25 CBU zAAP-Year                                6827
Single CBU zIIP-Year                            6828
25 CBU zIIP-Year                                6829
Single CBU SAP-Year                             6830
25 CBU SAP-Year                                 6831
CBU Replenishment                               6832
Capacity for Planned Event                      6833
OPO Sales Flag                                  6835
OPO Sales Flag Alteration                       6836
Feature Converted CBU CP                        6837
Feature Converted CBU IFL                       6838
Feature Converted CBU ICF                       6839
Feature Converted CBU zAAP                      6840
Feature Converted CBU zIIP                      6841
Feature Converted CBU SAP                       6842
 
1-Way Processor CP4                             1751
2-Way Processor CP4                             1752
3-Way Processor CP4                             1753
4-Way Processor CP4                             1754
5-Way Processor CP4                             1755
6-Way Processor CP4                             1756
7-Way Processor CP4                             1757
8-Way Processor CP4                             1758
9-Way Processor CP4                             1759
10-Way Processor CP4                            1760
11-Way Processor CP4                            1761
12-Way Processor CP4                            1762
13-Way Processor CP4                            1763
14-Way Processor CP4                            1764
15-Way Processor CP4                            1765
1-Way Processor CP5                             1766
2-Way Processor CP5                             1767
3-Way Processor CP5                             1768
4-Way Processor CP5                             1769
5-Way Processor CP5                             1770
6-Way Processor CP5                             1771
7-Way Processor CP5                             1772
8-Way Processor CP5                             1773
9-Way Processor CP5                             1774
10-Way Processor CP5                            1775
11-Way Processor CP5                            1776
12-Way Processor CP5                            1777
13-Way Processor CP5                            1778
14-Way Processor CP5                            1779
15-Way Processor CP5                            1780
1-Way Processor CP6                             1781
2-Way Processor CP6                             1782
3-Way Processor CP6                             1783
4-Way Processor CP6                             1784
5-Way Processor CP6                             1785
6-Way Processor CP6                             1786
7-Way Processor CP6                             1787
8-Way Processor CP6                             1788
9-Way Processor CP6                             1789
10-Way Processor CP6                            1790
11-Way Processor CP6                            1791
12-Way Processor CP6                            1792
13-Way Processor CP6                            1793
14-Way Processor CP6                            1794
15-Way Processor CP6                            1795
0-Way Processor CP7                             1796
1-Way Processor CP7                             1797
2-Way Processor CP7                             1798
3-Way Processor CP7                             1799
4-Way Processor CP7                             1800
5-Way Processor CP7                             1801
6-Way Processor CP7                             1802
7-Way Processor CP7                             1803
8-Way Processor CP7                             1804
9-Way Processor CP7                             1805
10-Way Processor CP7                            1806
11-Way Processor CP7                            1807
12-Way Processor CP7                            1808
13-Way Processor CP7                            1809
14-Way Processor CP7                            1810
15-Way Processor CP7                            1811
 
401 Capacity Marker                             7202
402 Capacity Marker                             7203
403 Capacity Marker                             7204
404 Capacity Marker                             7205
405 Capacity Marker                             7206
406 Capacity Marker                             7207
407 Capacity Marker                             7208
408 Capacity Marker                             7209
409 Capacity Marker                             7210
410 Capacity Marker                             7211
411 Capacity Marker                             7212
412 Capacity Marker                             7213
413 Capacity Marker                             7214
414 Capacity Marker                             7215
415 Capacity Marker                             7216
501 Capacity Marker                             7217
502 Capacity Marker                             7218
503 Capacity Marker                             7219
504 Capacity Marker                             7220
505 Capacity Marker                             7221
506 Capacity Marker                             7222
507 Capacity Marker                             7223
508 Capacity Marker                             7224
509 Capacity Marker                             7225
510 Capacity Marker                             7226
511 Capacity Marker                             7227
512 Capacity Marker                             7228
513 Capacity Marker                             7229
514 Capacity Marker                             7230
515 Capacity Marker                             7231
601 Capacity Marker                             7232
602 Capacity Marker                             7233
603 Capacity Marker                             7234
604 Capacity Marker                             7235
605 Capacity Marker                             7236
606 Capacity Marker                             7237
607 Capacity Marker                             7238
608 Capacity Marker                             7239
609 Capacity Marker                             7240
610 Capacity Marker                             7241
611 Capacity Marker                             7242
612 Capacity Marker                             7243
613 Capacity Marker                             7244
614 Capacity Marker                             7245
615 Capacity Marker                             7246
700 Capacity Marker                             7247
701 Capacity Marker                             7248
702 Capacity Marker                             7249
703 Capacity Marker                             7250
704 Capacity Marker                             7251
705 Capacity Marker                             7252
706 Capacity Marker                             7253
707 Capacity Marker                             7254
708 Capacity Marker                             7255
709 Capacity Marker                             7256
710 Capacity Marker                             7257
711 Capacity Marker                             7258
712 Capacity Marker                             7259
713 Capacity Marker                             7260
714 Capacity Marker                             7261
715 Capacity Marker                             7262
 
 
IBM zEnterprise 196              2817     M15
Model M15 - Air Cooled                          1125
Model M15 - Water Cooled                        1130
A Frame w/o Cargo-Air                           4015
A Frame w Cargo-Air                             4016
 
IBM zEnterprise 196              2817     M32
Model M32 - Air Cooled                          1126
Model M32 - Water Cooled                        1131
 
IBM zEnterprise 196              2817     M49
Model M49 - Air Cooled                          1127
Model M49 - Water Cooled                        1132
 
IBM zEnterprise 196              2817     M66
Model M66 - Air Cooled                          1128
Model M66 - Water Cooled                        1133
 
IBM zEnterprise 196              2817     M80
Model M80 - Air Cooled                          1129
Model M80 - Water Cooled                        1134
 
 
IBM zEnterprise 196              2817     M32
                                          M49
                                          M66
                                          M80
800 GB Memory                                   2453
896 GB Memory                                   2455
1008 GB Memory                                  2457
1136 GB Memory                                  2459
1264 GB Memory                                  2461
1392 GB Memory                                  2463
1520 GB Memory                                  2465
A Fr multinode w/o Cargo-A                      4019
A Fr multinode w Cargo-A                        4020
16-Way Processor CP7                            1812
17-Way Processor CP7                            1813
18-Way Processor CP7                            1814
19-Way Processor CP7                            1815
20-Way Processor CP7                            1816
21-Way Processor CP7                            1817
22-Way Processor CP7                            1818
23-Way Processor CP7                            1819
24-Way Processor CP7                            1820
25-Way Processor CP7                            1821
26-Way Processor CP7                            1822
27-Way Processor CP7                            1823
28-Way Processor CP7                            1824
29-Way Processor CP7                            1825
30-Way Processor CP7                            1826
31-Way Processor CP7                            1827
32-Way Processor CP7                            1828
716 Capacity Marker                             7263
717 Capacity Marker                             7264
718 Capacity Marker                             7265
719 Capacity Marker                             7266
720 Capacity Marker                             7267
721 Capacity Marker                             7268
722 Capacity Marker                             7269
723 Capacity Marker                             7270
724 Capacity Marker                             7271
725 Capacity Marker                             7272
726 Capacity Marker                             7273
727 Capacity Marker                             7274
728 Capacity Marker                             7275
729 Capacity Marker                             7276
730 Capacity Marker                             7277
731 Capacity Marker                             7278
732 Capacity Marker                             7279
 
IBM zEnterprise 196              2817     M49
                                          M66
                                          M80
1776 GB Memory                                  2467
2032 GB Memory                                  2469
2288 GB Memory                                  2471
33-Way Processor CP7                            1829
34-Way Processor CP7                            1830
35-Way Processor CP7                            1831
36-Way Processor CP7                            1832
37-Way Processor CP7                            1833
38-Way Processor CP7                            1834
39-Way Processor CP7                            1835
40-Way Processor CP7                            1836
41-Way Processor CP7                            1837
42-Way Processor CP7                            1838
43-Way Processor CP7                            1839
44-Way Processor CP7                            1840
45-Way Processor CP7                            1841
46-Way Processor CP7                            1842
47-Way Processor CP7                            1843
48-Way Processor CP7                            1844
49-Way Processor CP7                            1845
733 Capacity Marker                             7280
734 Capacity Marker                             7281
735 Capacity Marker                             7282
736 Capacity Marker                             7283
737 Capacity Marker                             7284
738 Capacity Marker                             7285
739 Capacity Marker                             7286
740 Capacity Marker                             7287
741 Capacity Marker                             7288
742 Capacity Marker                             7289
743 Capacity Marker                             7290
744 Capacity Marker                             7291
745 Capacity Marker                             7292
746 Capacity Marker                             7293
747 Capacity Marker                             7294
748 Capacity Marker                             7295
749 Capacity Marker                             7296
 
 
IBM zEnterprise 196              2817     M66
                                          M80
2544 GB Memory                                  2473
2800 GB Memory                                  2475
3056 GB Memory                                  2477
50-Way Processor CP7                            1846
51-Way Processor CP7                            1847
52-Way Processor CP7                            1848
53-Way Processor CP7                            1849
54-Way Processor CP7                            1850
55-Way Processor CP7                            1851
56-Way Processor CP7                            1852
57-Way Processor CP7                            1853
58-Way Processor CP7                            1854
59-Way Processor CP7                            1855
60-Way Processor CP7                            1856
61-Way Processor CP7                            1857
62-Way Processor CP7                            1858
63-Way Processor CP7                            1859
64-Way Processor CP7                            1860
65-Way Processor CP7                            1861
66-Way Processor CP7                            1862
750 Capacity Marker                             7297
751 Capacity Marker                             7298
752 Capacity Marker                             7299
753 Capacity Marker                             7300
754 Capacity Marker                             7301
755 Capacity Marker                             7302
756 Capacity Marker                             7303
757 Capacity Marker                             7304
758 Capacity Marker                             7305
759 Capacity Marker                             7306
760 Capacity Marker                             7307
761 Capacity Marker                             7308
762 Capacity Marker                             7309
763 Capacity Marker                             7310
764 Capacity Marker                             7311
765 Capacity Marker                             7312
766 Capacity Marker                             7313
 
IBM zEnterprise 196              2817     M80
67-Way Processor CP7                            1863
68-Way Processor CP7                            1864
69-Way Processor CP7                            1865
70-Way Processor CP7                            1866
71-Way Processor CP7                            1867
72-Way Processor CP7                            1868
73-Way Processor CP7                            1869
74-Way Processor CP7                            1870
75-Way Processor CP7                            1871
76-Way Processor CP7                            1872
77-Way Processor CP7                            1873
78-Way Processor CP7                            1874
79-Way Processor CP7                            1875
80-Way Processor CP7                            1876
767 Capacity Marker                             7314
768 Capacity Marker                             7315
769 Capacity Marker                             7316
770 Capacity Marker                             7317
771 Capacity Marker                             7318
772 Capacity Marker                             7319
773 Capacity Marker                             7320
774 Capacity Marker                             7321
775 Capacity Marker                             7322
776 Capacity Marker                             7323
777 Capacity Marker                             7324
778 Capacity Marker                             7325
779 Capacity Marker                             7326
780 Capacity Marker                             7327
 
System z10 EC           2097     E12
                                 E26
                                 E40
                                 E56
                                 E64
HMC w/Dual EN                                   0091
ISAOPT Enablement                               0251
TKE workstation                                 0841
TKE 7.0 LIC                                     0860
 
System z10 BC           2098     E10
 
HMC w/Dual EN                                   0091
ISAOPT Enablement                               0251
TKE workstation                                 0841
TKE 7.0 LIC                                     0860

* Ethernet switch (#0070) is not available in the following countries: Belize, Brazil, Egypt, Haiti, Moldavia, Nicaragua, Oman, Qatar, and Venezuela. For alternatives, refer to the Ethernet LAN switch support section of Installation Manual - Physical Planning (IMPP), offering ID GC28-6897.

On IBM zEnterprise 196 we will continue to deliver a significant level of price performance and investment protection. We will allow carry forward of speciality engines and memory, with a charge to carry forward these assets. See your IBM sales representative for details.

The following features are not orderable on the IBM zEnterprise 196 models. If they are installed at the time of an upgrade to the z196 they may be retained.

 
Description                         Feature 
 
HMC                                  0084
SE-EN Switch (former HUB)            0089
FICON Express4 10KM LX               3321
FICON Express4 SX                    3322
FICON Express4 4KM LX                3324
OSA-Express2 GbE LX                  3364
OSA-Express2 GbE SX                  3365
OSA-Express2 1000BASET-EN            3366
17 inch panel display                6094
21 inch panel display                6095
6ft 250V Line Cord, Chi              8992
6ft 480V 30A Line Cord, Chi          8994
 
 
Notes:
 
1. Memory DIMMs do NOT physically carry forward.
2. Support Elements do NOT carry forward.
3. FICON Express, features 2319 and 2320, are NOT supported on z196.
4. FICON Express2, features 3319 and 3320, are NOT supported on z196.
5. Crypto Express2, feature 0863, is NOT supported on z196.
6. OSA-Express2 10 GbE LR, feature 3368, is NOT supported on z196. 

Model conversions

 
Hardware upgrades

   From             To
M/T     Model   M/T     Model      Description
 
2094    S08     2817    M15  (*)   S08  to  M15
2094    S08     2817    M32  (*)   S08  to  M32
2094    S08     2817    M49  (*)   S08  to  M49
2094    S08     2817    M66  (*)   S08  to  M66
2094    S08     2817    M80  (*)   S08  to  M80
2094    S18     2817    M15  (*)   S18  to  M15
2094    S18     2817    M32  (*)   S18  to  M32
2094    S18     2817    M49  (*)   S18  to  M49
2094    S18     2817    M66  (*)   S18  to  M66
2094    S18     2817    M80  (*)   S18  to  M80
2094    S28     2817    M15  (*)   S28  to  M15
2094    S28     2817    M32  (*)   S28  to  M32
2094    S28     2817    M49  (*)   S28  to  M49
2094    S28     2817    M66  (*)   S28  to  M66
2094    S28     2817    M80  (*)   S28  to  M80
2094    S38     2817    M15  (*)   S38  to  M15
2094    S38     2817    M32  (*)   S38  to  M32
2094    S38     2817    M49  (*)   S38  to  M49
2094    S38     2817    M66  (*)   S38  to  M66
2094    S38     2817    M80  (*)   S38  to  M80
2094    S54     2817    M15  (*)   S54  to  M15
2094    S54     2817    M32  (*)   S54  to  M32
2094    S54     2817    M49  (*)   S54  to  M49
2094    S54     2817    M66  (*)   S54  to  M66
2094    S54     2817    M80  (*)   S54  to  M80
2097    E12     2817    M15  (*)   E12  to  M15
2097    E12     2817    M32  (*)   E12  to  M32
2097    E12     2817    M49  (*)   E12  to  M49
2097    E12     2817    M66  (*)   E12  to  M66
2097    E12     2817    M80  (*)   E12  to  M80
2097    E26     2817    M15  (*)   E26  to  M15
2097    E26     2817    M32  (*)   E26  to  M32
2097    E26     2817    M49  (*)   E26  to  M49
2097    E26     2817    M66  (*)   E26  to  M66
2097    E26     2817    M80  (*)   E26  to  M80
2097    E40     2817    M15  (*)   E40  to  M15
2097    E40     2817    M32  (*)   E40  to  M32
2097    E40     2817    M49  (*)   E40  to  M49
2097    E40     2817    M66  (*)   E40  to  M66
2097    E40     2817    M80  (*)   E40  to  M80
2097    E56     2817    M15  (*)   E56  to  M15
2097    E56     2817    M32  (*)   E56  to  M32
2097    E56     2817    M49  (*)   E56  to  M49
2097    E56     2817    M66  (*)   E56  to  M66
2097    E56     2817    M80  (*)   E56  to  M80
2097    E64     2817    M15  (*)   E64  to  M15
2097    E64     2817    M32  (*)   E64  to  M32
2097    E64     2817    M49  (*)   E64  to  M49
2097    E64     2817    M66  (*)   E64  to  M66
2097    E64     2817    M80  (*)   E64  to  M80
2817    M15     2817    M32  (*)   M15  to  M32
2817    M15     2817    M49  (*)   M15  to  M49
2817    M15     2817    M66  (*)   M15  to  M66
2817    M15     2817    M80  (*)   M15  to  M80
2817    M32     2817    M49  (*)   M32  to  M49
2817    M32     2817    M66  (*)   M32  to  M66
2817    M32     2817    M80  (*)   M32  to  M80
2817    M49     2817    M66  (*)   M49  to  M66
2817    M49     2817    M80  (*)   M49  to  M80
2817    M66     2817    M80  (*)   M66  to  M80

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

Feature conversions

The feature conversion list for IBM zEnterprise 196 is available now in the Library section of Resource Link . This list can be obtained at Resource Link by accessing the following Web site

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

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



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The following publications are available now in the Library section of Resource Link :

System Overview (SA22-1086)
Installation Manual - Physical Planning (IMPP) (GC28-6897)
PR/SM Planning Guide (SB10-7155)
IOCP User's Guide (SB10-7037)
CHPID Mapping Tool User's Guide (GC28-6825)
Functional Matrix (ZSW0-1335)
zBX Installation Manual for Physical Planning 2458-001 (GC28-6887)
zBX Installation Manual for Physical Planning 2458-002 (GC27-2611)

The following publications are shipped with the product and are available in the Library section of Resource Link :

Installation Manual (GC28-6890)
Service Guide (GC28-6892)
Safety Inspection (GC28-6894)
Safety Notices (G229-9054)
Environmental Notices and User Guide (Z125-5823)
Statement of Limited Warranty (GC28-6883)
License Agreement for Machine Code (SC28-6872)
License Agreement for Machine Code Addendum for Elliptical Curve Cryptography (GC27-2612)
Service Guide for TKE Workstations (GC28-6901)

The following publications will be available at planned availability in the Library section of Resource Link :

Application Programming Interfaces for Java (API-JAVA)
Application Programming Interfaces (SB10-7030)
Capacity on Demand User's Guide (SC28-2605)
Common Information Model (CIM) Management Interface (SB10-7154)
Hardware Management Console Operations Guide (V2.11.0) (SC28-6895)
Parts Catalog (GC28-6898)
SCSI IPL - Machine Loader Messages (SC28-6839)
Service Guide for HMCs and SEs (GC28-6861)
Stand-Alone IOCP User's Guide (SB10-7152)
Support Element Operations Guide (V2.11.0) (SC28-6896)
OSA-Express Customer's Guide and Reference (SA22-7935)
OSA-Express3 Integrated Console Controller Dual-Port User's Guide (SC23-2266)
Coupling Links I/O Interface Physical Layer (SA23-0395)
ESCON and FICON CTC Reference (SB10-7034)
ESCON I/O Interface Physical Layer (SA23-0394)
Fiber Optic Cleaning Procedures (SY27-2604)
Fibre Channel Connection ( FICON ) I/O Interface Physical Layer (SA24-7172)
Maintenance Information for Fiber Optic Links (SY27-2597)
Planning for Fiber Optic Links (GA23-0367)
z/Architecture Principles of Operation (SA22-7832)
z/Architecture Reference Summary (SA22-7871)

The following publications will be available on November 19, 2010, in the Library section of Resource Link :

Hardware Management Console and Support Element Operations Guide for Ensembles (SC27-2606)
Ensemble Performance Management Guide (GC27-2607)
Ensemble Planning and Configuring Guide (GC27-2608)
Introduction to Ensembles (GC27-2609)

Publications for IBM zEnterprise 196 can be obtained at Resource Link by accessing the following Web site

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

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

The following publications are shipped with the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) product and are available in the Library section of Resource Link :

zBX Service Guide (GC28-6884)
zBX Installation Manual 2458-001 (GC28-6885)
zBX Installation Manual 2458-002 (GC27-2610)
zBX Safety Inspection (GC28-6889)
Statement of Limited Warranty (GC28-6883)
Safety Notices (G229-9054)
Environmental Notices and User Guide (Z125-5823)

The following Redbook publication is available now:

IBM zEnterprise 196 Technical Introduction (SG24-7832)

The following Redbook publications will provide additional information, once they become available:

IBM zEnterprise 196 Technical Guide (SG24-7833)
System z Connectivity Handbook (SG24-5444)
IBM zEnterprise 196 Configuration Setup (SG24-7834)
System zEnterprise Platform Management (SG24-7835)

For other IBM Redbooks® publications, refer to

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/

The IBM Systems Information Center provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access. The IBM Systems Information Center is at

http://publib14.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems

IBM Publications Center Portal

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.



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Global Technology Services (GTS)

IBM Global Technology Services can leverage business, industry, and IT insights and view your infrastructure end-to-end to improve time to value and optimize your resources. These services can be delivered in a modular approach giving you flexibility to buy what you need when you need it, to help reduce risk and complexity.

For an IBM zEnterprise System environment, Global Technology Services helps you assess and perform application fit-for-purpose analysis of your current environment, design your IT architecture, and integrate your IT strategy and business priority. This includes developing the business case and high level transition plan, and a roadmap for an adaptable and efficient infrastructure. Global Technology Services also enables you to build and run a smarter IBM zEnterprise System environment. With these services, you can migrate effectively and efficiently to an IBM zEnterprise 196, create a more cost-effective and manageable computing environment with server, storage, and network optimization, integration, and implementation services, and effectively run and manage the IBM zEnterprise System with maintenance and technical support services.

The following services are available for the IBM zEnterprise System:

These services can help you integrate your server, storage, networks application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs. For details on available services for IBM zEnterprise System, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/us/gts/html/services-for-zenterprise.html

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.

IBM Systems Lab Services and Technical Training

IBM Systems Lab Services and Technical Training has the intellectual and technical leverage of IBM's System z development lab, which can assist you in taking advantage of emerging technologies on the IBM System z platform.

Our teams span a wide breadth and scope of services that are designed to assist clients worldwide, including:

On a billable basis, IBM Systems Lab Services and Training can provide customized solutions, leading-edge consulting and support services, proof of concepts, and benchmarking to satisfy both your current business requirements and strategic initiatives, as well as your IBM zEnterprise System plans and objectives. If you are interested in engaging the team, contact Anthony DiLorenzo (dilorenz@us.ibm.com; 720.395.8643) or Gerald Koger (jerrykog@us.ibm.com; 720.395.5815).

The following services are available for the IBM System z :

To find out more about the IBM System z portfolio and other related products and services contact stgls@us.ibm.com or visit

http://www.ibm.com/systems/services/labservices


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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
Physical specifications - AIR cooled machine
Dimensions (rounded to the nearest 0.1 inch or 0.1 cm):
 
                                     Depth    Width    Height
                                      
Complete installed system
  - Inches                           71.0      61.6     79.3
  - Centimeter                      180.3     156.5    201.3
  - Inches (O/H IO cable exit)       71.0      72.7     84.8
  - Centimeter (O/H IO cable exit)  180.3     184.7    215.3
 
Each frame unpacked on casters with one side cover
  - Inches                           50.0      30.2     79.3
  - Centimeter                      127.0      76.7    201.3
  - Inches (O/H IO cable exit)       50.0      30.5     79.3
  - Centimeter (O/H IO cable exit)  127.0      77.4    201.3
 
Each frame uncrated on casters with all packaging
 A-Frame with height reduction
   - Inches                          56.5      32.5     71.0
   - Centimeter                     143.5      82.5    180.3
 A-Frame no height reduction
   - Inches                          56.5      32.5     80.0
   - Centimeter                     143.5      82.5    203.2
 
 Z-Frame with height reduction
   - Inches                          55.0      32.0     71.0
   - Centimeter                     139.7      81.3    180.3
 Z-Frame no height reduction
   - Inches                          55.0      32.0     80.0
   - Centimeter                     139.7      81.3    203.2
 
Crated frames (in ARBO crate)
 A-Frame
   - Inches                          63.7      36.9      90.6
   - Centimeter                     161.6      93.7     230.2
 
 Z-Frame
   - Inches                          63.7      36.9      90.6
   - Centimeter                     161.6      93.7     230.2
Approximate weight:
 
                              New Build          New Build
                               Minimum            Maximum
                               System             System
                              Model M15          Model M80
                             One I/O Cage     Max # of I/O Cages
                             
System with IBF Feature
  -  kg                        1448.0              2271.0
  -  lb                        3258.0              5110.0
  -  kg (O/H IO cable exit)    1532.4              2355.4
  -  lb (O/H IO cable exit)    3448.0              5300.0
 
System without IBF Feature
  -  kg                        1248.0              1968.0
  -  lb                        2807.0              4430.0
  -  kg (O/H IO cable exit)    1332.4              2052.4
  -  lb (O/H IO cable exit)    2997.0              4620.0

To ensure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

The DC Power feature has no effect on the machine dimensions and weight.

Physical specifications - WATER cooled machine
Dimensions (rounded to the nearest 0.1 inch or 0.1 cm):
 
                                     Depth    Width    Height
                                      
System with all covers
  - Inches                           75.0      61.6     79.3
  - Centimeter                      190.5     156.5    201.3
  - Inches (O/H IO cable exit)       75.0      72.7     84.8
  - Centimeter (O/H IO cable exit)  190.5     184.7    215.3
 
Each frame unpacked on casters with one side cover
  - Inches                           54.0      30.2     79.3
  - Centimeter                      137.2      76.7    201.3
  - Inches (O/H IO cable exit)       54.0      30.5     79.3
  - Centimeter (O/H IO cable exit)  137.2      77.4    201.3
 
Each frame uncrated on casters with all packaging
 A-Frame with height reduction
   - Inches                          63.0      32.5     71.0
   - Centimeter                     160.0      82.5    180.3
 A-Frame no height reduction
   - Inches                          63.0      32.5     80.0
   - Centimeter                     160.0      82.5    203.2
 
 Z-Frame with height reduction
   - Inches                          59.0      32.0     71.0
   - Centimeter                     149.9      81.3    180.3
 Z-Frame no height reduction
   - Inches                          59.0      32.0     80.0
   - Centimeter                     149.9      81.3    203.2
 
Crated frames (in ARBO crate)
 A-Frame
   - Inches                          68.0      36.9      90.6
   - Centimeter                     172.7      93.7     230.2
 
 Z-Frame
   - Inches                          63.7      36.9      90.6
   - Centimeter                     161.6      93.7     230.2
Approximate weight:
 
                              New Build          New Build
                               Minimum            Maximum
                               System             System
                              Model M15          Model M80
                             One I/O Cage     Max # of I/O Cages
                             
System with IBF Feature
  -  kg                         1540.0            2296.0
  -  lb                         3465.0            5167.0
  -  kg (O/H IO cable exit)     1624.4            2380.4
  -  lb (O/H IO cable exit)     3655.0            5357.0
 
System without IBF Feature
  -  kg                         1340.0            2019.0
  -  lb                         3014.0            4543.0
  -  kg (O/H IO cable exit)     1424.4            2103.4
  -  lb (O/H IO cable exit)     3204.0            4733.0

To ensure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

The DC Power feature has no effect on the machine dimensions and weight.

Operating environment
Operating environment - AIR cooled machine

Temperature: 10 to 32 degrees C (50 to 89 degrees F) for all models up to 900 meters; maximum ambient reduces 1 degree C per 300 meters above 900 meters

Relative humidity: 8% to 80%

Wet bulb (caloric value): 23 degrees C (73 degrees F), operating mode

Maximum dew point: 17 degrees C (62.6 degrees F), operating mode

Electrical power:

Capacity of exhaust: 5950 cubic meters / hour (3500 CFM)

Acoustical noise level (nominal conditions):

Leakage and starting current: 70 mA / 270 A (~10ms)

This system contains one or more modular refrigeration units with R-134A refrigerant and a polyol ester oil. This refrigerant must not be released or vented to the atmosphere. Skin contact with this refrigerant may cause frostbite. Wear appropriate eye and skin protection. Modular refrigeration units are hermetically sealed and must not be opened or maintained.

This notice is provided in accordance with the European Union (EU) Regulation 842/2006 on fluorinated greenhouse gases. As operator, there may be actions required per European Union (EU) Regulation 842/2006. This product contains fluorinated greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol. Per Annex I, Part 1, of EU Regulation 842/2006, the global warming potential of R-134A is 1300. Each system contains up to 160 ounces of R-134A.

Operating environment - WATER cooled machine

Temperature: 10 to 32 degrees C (50 to 89 degrees F) for all models up to 900 meters; maximum ambient reduces 1 degree C per 300 meters above 900 meters

Relative humidity: 8% to 80%

Wet bulb (caloric value): 23 degrees C (73 degrees F), operating mode

Maximum dew point: 17 degrees C (62.6 degrees F), operating mode

Electrical power:

Capacity of exhaust: 5950 cubic meters / hour (3500 CFM)

Acoustical noise level (nominal conditions):

Leakage and starting current: 70 mA / 270 A (~10ms)

This system contains one or more modular refrigeration units with R-134A refrigerant and a polyol ester oil. This refrigerant must not be released or vented to the atmosphere. Skin contact with this refrigerant may cause frostbite. Wear appropriate eye and skin protection. Modular refrigeration units are hermetically sealed and must not be opened or maintained.

This notice is provided in accordance with the European Union (EU) Regulation 842/2006 on fluorinated greenhouse gases. As operator, there may be actions required per European Union (EU) Regulation 842/2006. This product contains fluorinated greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol. Per Annex I, Part 1, of EU Regulation 842/2006, the global warming potential of R-134A is 1300. Each system contains up to 160 ounces of R-134A.

To ensure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

Hardware requirements

The hardware requirements for the IBM zEnterprise 196 and its features and functions are identified.

A new driver level is required.

HMC (V2.11.0) plus MCLs and the Support Element (V2.11.1) are available on September 10, 2010.

You should review the PSP buckets for minimum Machine Change Levels (MCLs) and software PTF levels before IPLing operating systems.

Peripheral hardware and device attachments

IBM devices previously attached to IBM System z9® , System z10 , and zSeries servers are supported for attachment to IBM zEnterprise 196 channels, unless otherwise noted. The subject I/O devices must meet ESCON or FICON architecture requirements to be supported. I/O devices that meet OEMI architecture requirements are supported only using an external converter. Prerequisite Engineering Change Levels may be required. For further detail, contact IBM service personnel.

While the z196 supports devices as described above, IBM does not commit to provide support or service for an IBM device that has reached its End of Service effective date as announced by IBM .
Note: IBM cannot confirm the accuracy of performance, compatibility, or any other claims related to non-IBM products. Questions regarding the capabilities of non-IBM products should be addressed to the suppliers of those products.

Information on switches and directors qualified for IBM System z FICON and FCP channels can be found in the Library section of Resource Link

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/
Software requirements

Operating System Support

Listed are the operating systems and the minimum versions and releases supported by IBM zEnterprise 196, its functions, and its features. Select the releases appropriate to your operating system environments.
Note: Refer to the z/OS , z/VM , z/VSE subsets of the 2817DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket prior to installing a z196.

IBM zEnterprise 196 requires at a minimum:

(1) z/OS V1.9 supports zEnterprise System, however, z/OS V1.9 support will be withdrawn September 30, 2010. After that date, the IBM z/OS Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9 (5646-A01) is required for zEnterprise System. Talk to your IBM representative for details. No exploitation of new zEnterprise System functions is available with z/OS V1.9. Certain functions and features of the zEnterprise System require later releases of z/OS . For the complete list of software support, see the PSP buckets and the Software requirements section. For more information on the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9, see Software Announcement ZP10-0028, dated May 11, 2010 .

(2) z/OS V1.8 support was withdrawn September 30, 2009. However, with the z/OS Lifecycle Extension (5638-A01), z/OS V1.8 supports the zEnterprise System. Talk to your IBM representative for details. No exploitation of new zEnterprise System functions is available with z/OS V1.8. Certain functions and features of the zEnterprise System require later releases of z/OS . For the complete list of software support, see the PSP buckets and the Software requirements section. For more information on the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.8 see Software Announcement ZP09-0213, dated June 09, 2009 .

(3) z/OS V1.7 support was withdrawn September 30, 2008. However, with the z/OS Lifecycle Extension (5637-A01), z/OS V1.7 supports the zEnterprise System. Talk to your IBM representative for details. No exploitation of new zEnterprise System functions is available with z/OS V1.7. Certain functions and features of the zEnterprise System require later releases of z/OS . For the complete list of software support, see the PSP buckets and the Software requirements section. For more information on the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 see Software Announcement ZA08-0162, dated August 12, 2008 .

IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager requires at a minimum:

CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) (#3863) enhancements require at a minimum:

Crypto Express3 requires at a minimum:

Crypto Express3 (when defined as a coprocessor) supporting ANSI X9.8 PIN security requires at a minimum:

Crypto Express3 (when defined as a coprocessor) supporting Enhanced CCA key wrapping requires at a minimum:

Crypto Express3 (when defined as a coprocessor) supporting Secure Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC) requires at a minimum:

Crypto Express3 (when defined as a coprocessor) supporting Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC) Digital Signature algorithm requires at minimum:

Crypto Express3 (when defined as an accelerator) supporting Modulus Exponent (ME) and Chinese Remainder Theorem (CRT) requires at a minimum:

Third subchannel set requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8 (CHPID type FC) when utilizing native FICON or Channel-To-Channel (CTC) requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8 (CHPID type FC) for support of zHPF single-track operations requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8 (CHPID type FC) for support of zHPF multitrack operations requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8 and FICON Express4 (CHPID type FC) supporting extension to zHPF multitrack operations requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8 (CHPID type FCP) for support of SCSI devices requires at a minimum:

z/OS discovery and autoconfiguration (zDAC) for FICON Express8 and FICON Express4 channels (CHPID type FC) requires at a minimum:

Up to 32 HiperSockets (CHPID type IQD) requires at a minimum:

HiperSockets network traffic analyzer (HS NTA) on IBM zEnterprise 196 and System z10 requires at a minimum:

IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to include support in future Linux on System z distribution releases.
Note: OSA-Express3 GbE and 1000BASE-T contain two ports per PCIe adapter. The ports "share" one channel path identifer (CHPID). There may be two or four ports per feature, depending upon feature number. OSA-Express3 10 GbE SR and LR contain one port per PCIe adapter. There are two ports per feature.

CHPID  Applicable                   Purpose/Traffic
type   features
 
OSC   1000BASE-T   OSA-Integrated Console Controller (OSA-ICC)
                   Supports TN3270E, non-SNA DFT to IPL CPCs & LPs.
 
OSD   All          Queue Direct Input/Output (QDIO) architecture;
                   TCP/IP traffic when Layer 3 (uses IP address) and
                   Protocol-independent when Layer 2 (uses MAC address).
 
OSE   1000BASE-T   Non-QDIO; For SNA/APPN/HPR traffic and TCP/IP
                   passthru traffic.
 
OSM   1000BASE-T   OSA-Express for Unified Resource Manager.
                   Connectivity to intranode management network
                   (INMN) from z196 to Unified Resource Manager
                   functions.
 
OSN   GbE          OSA-Express for NCP; Appears to OS as a device
      1000BASE-T   supporting channel data link control (CDLC)
                   protocol. Enables Network Control Program (NCP)
                   channel-related functions such as loading and
                   dumping to NCP. Provides LP-to-LP connectivity
                   OS to IBM Communication Controller for Linux (CCL).
 
OSX   10 GbE       OSA-Express for zBX.  Provides connectivity
                   and access control to the intraensemble
                   data network (IEDN) from z196 to
                   Unified Resource Manager functions.

OSA-Express3 GbE LX (#3362) and GbE SX (#3363 and #3373) requires at minimum:

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of all four ports:

CHPID types OSD without maximum port exploitation (one port per PCIe adapter is available for use; two ports per feature):

CHPID type OSN supporting OSA-Express for NCP (does not use ports; all communication is LPAR-to-LPAR):

OSA-Express3 1000BASE-T (#3367 and #3369) requires at minimum:

CHPID type OSC supporting TN3270E and non-SNA DFT:

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of all four ports:

CHPID type OSD without maximum port exploitation (one port per PCIe adapter is available for use; two ports per feature):

CHPID type OSE supporting 4 or 2 ports per feature:

CHPID type OSM for intranode management network:

CHPID type OSN supporting OSA-Express for NCP:

Note: CHPID type OSN does not use ports. All communication is LPAR-to-LPAR.

OSA-Express3 10 GbE LR (#3370) and 10 GbE SR (#3371) require at a minimum:

CHPID type OSD:

CHPID type OSX for intraensemble data network:

Display OSAINFO for OSA-Express3 CHPID types OSD, OSM (exclusive to IBM zEnterprise 196), and OSX (exclusive to IBM zEnterprise 196) on z196 and z10 requires at a minimum:

Inbound workload queuing (IWQ) for OSA-Express3 CHPID types OSD and OSX (exclusive to IBM zEnterprise 196) on z196 and z10 requires at a minimum:

12x InfiniBand and 1x InfiniBand coupling links require at a minimum:

Coupling Facility Control Code Level 17

Exploiting the new functions of Coupling Facility Control Code Level 17, including support for up to 2047 Coupling Facility structures, requires at a minimum:

Static power save mode requires at a minimum:

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Information on customer responsibilities for site preparation can be found in the Library section of Resource Link at

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink
Installability

The average installation time for a z196 is approximately 22 installer hours. This does not include planning hours. This assumes the Pre-Installation Configuration Service, a full System Assurance Product Review, and implementation of the cable services have been performed. See your IBM representative for details on these services.

Security, auditability, and control

The z196 uses the security and auditability features and functions of host hardware, host software, and application software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM . Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

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Warranty period

One year

Warranty service

The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

The following service is available as warranty for your machine type.

Warranty service upgrades

The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

IBM On-Site Service: IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

There are no warranty service upgrades.

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Three

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Maintenance service offerings

This machine is eligible under terms and conditions of the IBM ServiceSuite™ (SSU), the IBM Enterprise Service Agreement (ESA), or the IBM Maintenance Agreement. Consult your IBM representative for details.

The maintenance service offerings are as follows:

Committed Services (CS): For service options with a committed level of service or any other special service option, contact your IBM representative. Refer to the following European documents:

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

Yes

Machine installation

Installation is performed by IBM . IBM will install the machine in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the machine. Contact the local IBM office.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed internal code

IBM Licensed Internal Code (LIC) is licensed for use by a customer on a specific machine, designated by serial number, under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable a specific machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement at

http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

or by contacting your IBM representative.

For machine type-model 2817-M15, 2817-M32, 2817-M49, 2817-M66, and 2817-M80, Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC) technology is included with the IBM zEnterprise 196 cryptography features. This technology is delivered through the machine's Licensed Internal Code, and requires license terms in addition to the standard IBM License Agreement for Machine Code (LMC) referenced above. These additional terms are delivered through the LMC's Addendum for Elliptical Curve Cryptography. This ECC Addendum is delivered with the machine along with the LMC when a cryptography feature is included in the IBM zEnterprise 196 order, or when a cryptography feature is carried forward as part of an MES order into IBM zEnterprise 196 and is available for review by contacting an IBM representative.

Europe Business Partner terms and conditions

Category: The products are added to the discount category B.

Exhibit: The products are added to the System z hardware product exhibit.



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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers of hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors.

Financing System z solutions from IBM Global Financing can help customers acquire more from existing budgets while helping them conserve cash, and provides a comprehensive end-to-end multi-vendor IT financing solution. This end-to-end approach helps form the foundation of a cohesive technology management strategy that can be superior to ownership. We can help reduce costs compared to purchase, increase ROI, lower Total Cost of Ownership, minimize risk, improve accountability, and enable customers to focus on their core business strategies while giving customers the ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle.

Through our IBM Project Financing™ program, credit qualified customers can obtain funding to design and build their entire IT infrastructure, aligning up-front costs to expected project benefits. This could include financing for select facility design and construction, building and structural upgrades, infrastructure equipment, IT hardware, software, services and consulting. Through our Global Asset Recovery Services' buyback program customers can obtain cash for marketable IT assets and dispose of non-marketable assets in a way that complies with environmental laws and regulations.

IBM Global Financing also offers upgrades to new technology, both for leasing and purchase customers. Leasing customers can upgrade to new System z technology at mid-lease for little or no change in their existing monthly payment. We offer options for clients to perform either in-place upgrades or side-by-side, non-disruptive migrations to the latest technology.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit, LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. For all customer segments, offerings, rates, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice. For more information contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

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zEnterprise, z10, POWER7, HiperSockets, Hypervisor, z9, PR/SM, PowerVM, Resource Link, z/VSE, Processor Resource/Systems Manager, MVS, Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex, Power Systems, TDMF, DFSMShsm, VSE/ESA, Electronic Service Agent, ServiceSuite and IBM Project Financing are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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