IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 103-280
October 7, 2003
IBM enhances the IBM zSeries 990 family of servers
At a glance
This z990 announcement provides:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
The proliferation of servers to satisfy the business demands over the past several years has created a large investment in applications on older technology, increased complexity in IT management and operations, decreased overall efficiency of resources, and grown the need for larger data centers. Added to this is the need for critical business solutions to support business pressures on demand. This requires an environment that is supportive, adaptive, and responsive to on demand business requirements and one that can consolidate diverse critical business applications onto a single platform.
The IBM zSeries® 990 (z990) is designed to provide solutions to these business pressures:
With the availability of the secure key crypto function from the PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCIXCC) and On/Off Capacity on Demand, and with the October 31 planned availability of the two high-end models and support for two logical channel subsystems and 30 logical partitions, the z990 now allows for easier migration and consolidation of your applications onto a minimal number of z990 servers. Utilizing the z990 along with its support for the increased number of logical partitions and enhancements to one of the industry's best virtualization technologies, z/VM® can help your business to be resilient to the unpredictable on demand world and can deliver the broad range of scalability needed to help support your consolidation and business growth objectives.
Planned availability dates
The following feature is planned to be available on October 7, 2003:
The following features and functions are planned to be available on October 31, 2003:
Continuing the commitment to Linux and FCP environments
FCP SAN Management support: zSeries 990 hardware is now enabled to support the industry-standard interface for Storage Area Network (SAN) management tools. Now, zSeries FCP hardware may be used with industry-standard SAN management tools which leverage the Common Host Bus Adapter (HBA) Applications Programming Interface (API). The HBA API is used by management application programs to request SAN management services, enabling the management of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters and the discovery of SAN resources.
SAN management software tool support for exploiting the z990 function of FCP SAN Management is to be delivered by software vendors. Software vendors are now welcome to include Linux on zSeries FCP as an additional platform for SAN management tool development and exploitation.
Linux on zSeries support for accessing the z990 function of FCP SAN Management will be delivered as an Open Source contribution via:
early in 2004. Once available, this contribution will allow z990 users performing their own Linux builds to exploit these functions. IBM is working with its distribution partners to provide these functions in future distribution releases.
You may also IPL a standalone dump program from a SCSI-type disk attached via the zSeries FCP channel. The standalone dump program may also store the generated dump data on such a disk. Thus, the Linux LPARs may be started and operated completely from their FCP-attached disks in your hardware configuration.
Delivery of SCSI IPL satisfies the Statement of General Direction ("IPL from FCP-attached disks") in Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.
To use this function, a no-charge orderable platform feature (#9904) is required.
z/VM V4.4 support of SCSI IPL allows Linux and other guest operating systems that support SCSI IPL to be IPLed from FCP-attached SCSI disks. When z/VM is running on a z990, z900, z800, or equivalent server equipped with the SCSI IPL function. Thus, Linux guests may be started and run completely from FCP disks on your hardware configuration. Refer to the z/VM subset of the 2084DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket for any service required for z/VM support for SCSI IPL. z/VM continues to require ESCON®- or FICON-attached disk or tape for its own IPL, storing guest dumps, and other functions. Refer to Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003, for additional information on z/VM V4.4.
Linux on zSeries support of SCSI IPL to exploit the z990, z900, z800, or equivalent function was delivered in June 2003 as an Open Source contribution via:
GDPS/PPRC and Cross Site Parallel Sysplex distance extended to 100 km
Customers will now have the capability to configure GDPS/PPRC or a multi-site Parallel Sysplex with
up to 100 km between two sites. An immediate advantage of this extended distance is to potentially
decrease the risk that the same disaster will affect both sites, thus permitting customers to
recover their production applications at another site. Support for ETR (External Time Reference)
links and the ISC-3 (Inter System Channel) links operating in Peer mode has been extended from the
current capability of 50 km to an extended capability of 100 km. The ETR links attach the 9037
Sysplex Timer® to zSeries, or S/390® 9672 servers. The ISC-3 links, operating in Peer mode and
supported on all zSeries servers, connect z/OS or OS/390® systems to a Coupling Facility. The
extended distance support for ETR and ISC-3 links is now consistent with other cross site link
technologies that already support 100 km, such as FICON, Peer to Peer Remote Copy (PPRC), and Peer
to Peer Virtual Tape Server (PtP VTS). It should be noted that the maximum fiber distance between a
pair of 9037 Sysplex Timers in an Expanded Availability configuration remains at 40 km. Therefore,
to achieve the extended distance of 100 km between sites, one of the options to be considered is
locating one of the Sysplex Timers in an intermediary site that is less than 40 km from one of the
two sites. Other potential options can be evaluated when the RPQ is ordered. The extended distance
support is planned to be available on October 31, 2003. Contact your IBM or Business
Partner representative for details.
Updated zSeries software pricing MSUs
The IBM zSeries software pricing MSUs for the z990 as updated on August 22, 2003, can be located at the following Web site:
This IBM zSeries Software Pricing Exhibits Web site contains information
extracted from IBM customer agreements and contracts. Certain mainframe
hardware information is required to determine software charges for
zSeries and S/390 capacity-based software products. This information
includes the capacity-based customer software charging data common in all
geographies for IBM and our customers. The information includes vendor,
machine model, WLC, PSLC, MSU, and other data related to capacity-based
Sysplex Timer Model 1 reaching end of service
The Sysplex Timer Model 1, 9037-001, has an announced worldwide End Of Service (EOS) date of December 31, 2003. The Sysplex Timer Model 1, a critical component of any multi-CEC sysplex or Parallel Sysplex, will no longer be supported by IBM after December 31, 2003. IBM recommends that you begin the planning to replace all Sysplex Timer Model 1s with Sysplex Timer Model 2s.
The Sysplex Timer Model 2 is a full replacement box for the Sysplex Timer Model 1. There is no upgrade path from the Sysplex Timer Model 1 to the Sysplex Timer Model 2. An International Technical Support Organization (ITSO) Redpaper, Migration Planning for the 9037 Model 2 Sysplex Timer, REDP3666, is available. Refer to the following Web site for a link to the Redpaper:
Contact your local IBM support representative for a detailed migration
procedures document. Refer to Services Announcement
, dated June 18, 2002, Declaration of Plan to Discontinue.
On/Off Capacity on Demand now supports IFLs
On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) now supports Integrated Facilities for Linux (IFLs) as well
as Central Processor (CP) types of processor units for temporary capacity. Previously
uncharacterized processor units (PUs), unassigned CPs, and unassigned IFLs that are available within
the current model may be used as temporary IFLs or CPs. On/Off CoD is delivered through the
function of Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU). To participate in this offering, you must have
installed CIU Enablement (#9898) and On/Off CoD Enablement (#9896). Subsequently, you may
concurrently install temporary capacity by ordering On/Off CoD Active CP (#9897) up to the number of
current CPs, and/or On/Off CoD Active IFL (#9888) up to the number of current IFLs, and use it for
an indeterminate time.
Update on the OSA-Express family of LAN adapters for z800 and z900
OSA-Express usability enhancement Port name relief: When configuring an OSA-Express feature in QDIO mode (OSD CHPID type), specification of a PORTNAME is no longer required as part of the operating system configuration and can be omitted if not needed by the operating system. For compatibility purposes, OSA-Express will now permit activation with or without a PORTNAME.
Prior to this change, operating system administrators that wished to share an OSA-Express were required to coordinate the configuration of the PORTNAME (configure matching names). If a mismatch occurred, activation would fail. To avoid the coordination effort when multiple operating systems share an OSA-Express, this usability enhancement has been introduced. This usability enhancement is supported on all of the OSA-Express features offered on z800, z900, and z990.
Operating systems notes:
This support is applicable to all of the OSA-Express features in QDIO mode (OSD CHPID type).
Full VLAN support for z/OS to increase traffic flow on z800 and z900: Full Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) was announced on May 13, 2003, as supported on z990. This support extended the z/OS V1.2 VLAN priority-tagged frame support to full VLAN as defined by the IEEE 802.1q standard. Now, this support is also being offered for z800 and z900.
VLANs ease the administration of logical groups of users so that they can communicate as if they were on the same LAN. VLANs increase traffic flow and reduce overhead by allowing the organization of networks by traffic patterns rather than by physical location.
This support is offered by z/OS V1.5 Communications Server. For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 203-131 , dated May 13, 2003. Linux on zSeries support is available via SuSE SLES 8, Turbo Linux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE.
VLAN support on z800 and z900 applies to the following features in QDIO mode only (OSD CHPID type): Fast Ethernet (#2366) and Gigabit Ethernet (#2364, #2365).
Another usability enhancement Direct SNMP subagent MIB changes: For z/OS and Linux, an updated Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Information Base (MIB) was introduced in May 2003, for the OSA-Express features supported on z990. Refer to Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.
Now, performance data for each image, reflecting OSA-Express utilization, is returned in individual objects without the need to "decode" a larger object that previously contained all of the information. The information returned includes the percentage of time the microprocessor was utilized to transfer data, as well as the number of inbound and outbound packets.
The updated MIB is now available for z800 and z900 also. The updated MIB can be found on Resource Link at:
You will need to sign in with your IBM Resource Link user name and password.
OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent support was first announced in April 2002 on z800 and z900. At that time IBM announced that the query function was supported using the SNMP "get" command. Support was offered for all of the OSA-Express features when configured in QDIO mode (OSD CHPID type). This was supported by z/OS V1.4 with a corequisite. Refer to the PSP bucket. This was also supported by SuSE SLES 8, Turbo Linux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE.
In May 2003 support in the z/OS and Linux environments was expanded to include Ethernet data for the dot3StatsTable from the SNMP EtherLike Management Information Base (MIB) module in RFC 2665 (for all of the Ethernet features supported on z800, z900, and z990), and an updated SNMP MIB module was announced (now applicable to all of the OSA-Express features on z800, z900, z990). Refer to Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003. For dot3StatsTable and the updated SNMP MIB, z/OS V1.4 with a corequisite is required. Refer to the PSP bucket. For Linux Direct SNMP, required support was delivered in June 2003 as an Open Source contribution via:
For more information on SNMP support as well as the applicable features and modes of operation, refer to the Open Systems Adapter-Express Customer's Guide and Reference (SA22-7935 for z990, SA22-7476 for z800 and z900).
The IBM z990 is the latest member of the zSeries family. The z990 design represents a major change in the direction of the zSeries platform. The implementation of the superscalar microprocessor provides for improvements in the performance of new workloads as well as maintaining excellent performance for traditional workloads. By providing an increase in capacity almost triple that of the z900 Model 216, doubling the number of CHPIDs, doubling the number of LPARs, quadrupling the number of HiperSockets, and increasing the number of FICON channels by 25%, this server will provide you with the ability to improve application performance, increase the number of users supported, support more transactions, increase scalability, and consolidate workloads beyond what is available on the z800 or z900 servers.
The following worldwide courses are planned for classroom delivery:
OZ050 is available. Updates to the other courses are planned to be made available. Descriptions of courses and training solutions with links to enrollment are on the Web site:
Select category zSeries and S/390.
In the U.S. and Canada call 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) to enroll in one or more of these classes.
The following publication are shipped with the product.
Order Title number Installation Manual G229-9036 Service Guide G229-9039 Safety Notices G229-9038 Safety Inspection G229-9037
Publications for the z990 can be obtained via Resource Link by accessing the following Web site:
Using the instructions on the Resource Link panels, obtain a user ID and password. Resource Link has been designed for easy access and navigation.
Publications that are available in the Library section of Resource Link are listed below.
Specified operating environment
2084 servers: The mechanical package for the IBM zSeries 990 conforms to EIA guidelines for frames. Packaging for new build systems is two frames. Upgrades will be contained within the two frames initially shipped. Note that height reduction for transport is available. Keep in mind that the height of the z990 is equal to the height of a reduced z900. When considering placement of a z990, review clearances for doors to be opened. A new build system at the minimum level will consist of two frames with one I/O cage. The maximum will consist of two frames with three I/O cages. 60-amp service is required.
New build New build minimum maximum system system Model A08 Model D32 with one with three I/O cage I/O cages Power requirements 50/60 Hz, kVA 5.3 kW 15.8 kW Heat output kBtu/hr 18.02 53.73 Air flow CFM (at 16 degrees C) Air flow m*3/min 500 CFM 1450 CFM Floor space -- Sq meters 2.49 2.49 -- Sq feet 26.78 26.78 Including service clearance -- Sq meters 5.45 5.45 -- Sq feet 58.69 58.69 Approximate weight System with IBF feature -- kg 1263 2007 -- lb 2779 4415 System without IBF feature -- kg 1174 1738 -- lb 2582 3824
Depth Width Height System with all covers Inches 62.1 62.1 76.4 Centimeters 157.7 157.7 194.1 System with covers and reduction Inches 62.1 62.1 70.3 Centimeters 157.7 157.7 178.5 Each frame with one side cover and without packaging Inches 46.2 30.7 76.4 Centimeters 117.3 78.0 194.1 Each frame on casters with one side cover and with packaging Inches 47.6 32.4 76.9 Centimeters 120.9 82.2 195.3 Each frame with one side cover and with packaging (ARBO) Inches 51.5 36.5 87.6 Centimeters 130.8 92.7 222.5
See your IBM representative for the available width and height reduction transport option for return of z900 or 9672 systems. There is no feature option available for width. There is height reduction on the z990. However, keep in mind that the z990 is equal in height to a height reduced z900. Therefore, one may not automatically assume that a reduction is necessary due to their experience with z900. Check the height and only order as necessary.
Specified operating environment: The functions, features, and model upgrades available on October 31, 2003, require HMC EC #J12846 and a set of required patches. Prior to implementing the functions, features, and model upgrades on the z990, the customer must load Driver Level 53, EC #J12864, and the required patches. These may be loaded concurrently. The code driver specified in ECA 221 and the required patches will be available on October 29, 2003.
z990 supports LPAR mode only.
In a Parallel Sysplex environment with z990 servers, all z900- or z800-based Coupling Facilities must be running CFCC Level 12 with current maintenance including CFCC compatibility code. G5/G6-based Coupling Facilities must be running CFCC Level 11.
IBM devices previously attached to IBM S/370 or S/390 systems are supported for attachment to z990 I/O channels, unless 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 via a parallel channel converter. Prerequisite Engineering Change Levels may be required. For further details, contact IBM service personnel.
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.
TKE workstation: Customers with TKE 3.X installed workstations may carry forward the features listed below to control legacy systems only. An update from TKE 3.0 or TKE 3.1 code levels to the TKE 4.0 code level is required to control the z990. Workstations updated to the TKE 4.0 code level may be used to control 7060, 9672 Generation 5 and 6, z800, z900, and z990 servers. To use the TKE function on a z990, the PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCIXCC) feature, the TKE 4.0 code level, and the CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) must be installed.
Linux on zSeries support: The currently available distributions SuSE SLES 7, SuSE SLES 8, Red Hat 7.1, Red Hat 7.2, Turbo Linux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE support compatibility with z990. In addition, the currently available distributions support running Linux in any of the 30 LPARs and either of the two LCSS's. Support to further exploit z990 functions was delivered as an Open Source Contribution in June 2003 via:
IBM is working with its distribution partners to provide these functions in future distribution releases.
Note: Conectiva CLEE is Conectiva Linux Enterprise Edition Powered by UnitedLinux for zSeries.
The IBM zSeries 990 is planned to be supported by the following operating system levels by the dates indicated:
Software support availability by operating system and level: The new models of IBM zSeries 990 are planned to be supported by operating system releases on the schedules indicated below for each release.
FICON Express (FCV CHPID type) attachment to the ESCON Director Model 5 FICON Bridge feature requires at a minimum:
FICON Express (FC CHPID type) , including Channel-To-Channel (CTC), requires at a minimum:
FICON Express (FCP CHPID type) , for support of Linux environments, requires at a minimum:
Cascaded FICON Directors (FC CHPID type) , including CTC with Cascading, require at a minimum:
Note: OS/390 V2.10 can support a cascaded configuration. z/OS V1.3 is required in an LPAR to dynamically define a cascaded director, for dynamic I/O changes, and to use the enhanced display functions. Refer to the 9032/9042 PSP buckets.
The minimum software requirements for the CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF), PCI Cryptographic Accelerator (PCICA), and PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCIXCC) are as follows:
The following is required for User-Defined Extensions (UDX) support:
Software requirements for the OSA-Express features: The minimum software requirements for the OSA-Express features available on a z990 are identified. Other functions, not identified in this announcement, may also have unique software prerequisites. For further details, including the QDIO and non-QDIO modes of operation, consult the Open Systems Adapter-Express Customer's Guide and Reference (SA22-7935) or refer to the Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket for OSA.
Checksum offload for IPv4 Packets applies to OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet (#1364, #1365) and 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#1366) when in QDIO mode (OSD CHPID type). The minimum software requirements are:
Port name relief applies to all of the OSA-Express features in QDIO mode (OSD CHPID type). The minimum software requirements are:
VLAN (802.1q) support applies to OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#1366), Fast Ethernet (#2366), and Gigabit Ethernet (#2364, #2365, #1364, #1365) when in QDIO mode (OSD CHPID type). The minimum software requirements are:
Intrusion Detection Services applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z990 when in QDIO mode (OSD CHPID type). The minimum software requirements are:
160 TCP/IP stacks per OSA-Express port applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z990 when in QDIO mode (OSD CHPID type).
There are no prerequisite software requirements.
New version of OSA/SF and Java GUI . A new version of the Open Systems Adapter Support Facility (OSA/SF) is available. This deliverable is a complete replacement of OSA/SF Version 2 Release 1 (5655-B57), is integrated in the operating systems, and will be shipped as a PTF where applicable. Refer to the appropriate PSP bucket. This support applies to all of the OSA-Express and OSA-2 features and to all servers that support them. The new version of OSA/SF with the Java GUI is integrated in the operating systems and is available as follows:
OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent support for dot3StatsTable and updated SNMP MIB applies to all of the OSA-Express Ethernet features when in QDIO mode (OSD CHPID type). The minimum software requirements are:
HiperSockets support in a VSE/ESA environment
HiperSockets VLAN (802.1q) support is supported by the following operating system:
HiperSockets support 16 Internal LANs and 4096 TCP/IP stacks is new for HiperSockets (IQD CHPID type), and is exclusive to z990.
There are no prerequisite software requirements.
HiperSockets support of Broadcast for IPv4 packets is supported by the following operating systems:
HiperSockets (IQD CHPID type) Spanned Channels is supported by the following operating systems:
HiperSockets transparently bridging traffic (Linux Layer 2 Switch support)
Linux on zSeries will be delivered as an Open Source contribution via:
This is aligned with the delivery of hardware support which is planned for October 31, 2003.
Adapter Interruptions are applicable to the FICON Express features (FCP CHPID type) and OSA-Express features (OSD CHPID type) and are supported by the following operating systems:
The Performance Assist for V=V Guests is applicable to the FICON Express features (FCP CHPID type), HiperSockets (IQD CHPID type), and OSA-Express features (OSD CHPID type) and is supported by the following operating system:
Code load required to implement features, functions, and upgrades: The functions, features, and model upgrades available on October 31, 2003, require HMC EC #J12846 and a set of required patches. Prior to implementing the functions, features, and model upgrades on the z990, the customer must load Driver Level 53, EC #J12864, and the required patches. These may be loaded concurrently. The code driver specified in ECA 221 and the required patches will be available on October 29, 2003.
OS/390 2.10 and z/OS limited to LCCS0: OS/390 V2.10, z/OS V1.2, z/OS V1.3, and z/OS V1.4, with z990 compatibility code installed, can only be IPLed using LCSS0 when running in LPAR mode. However, these releases may run as a guest under z/VM 4.4, where z/VM 4.4 is using any channel subsystem. Therefore, you may run z/OS (or OS/390 V2.10) in LCSS0, and z/VM in LCSS1 where one or more z/OS images are running as guests.
Note the z/OS V1.4 with the z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation feature installed a z990 can be IPLed using any LCSS.
Dynamic I/O: Support for dynamic I/O configuration, with z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support and z/VM V4.4, is planned to be extended to allow channel paths, control units, and devices to be dynamically added, changed, and deleted in multiple LCSS's. However, dynamic I/O configuration is only supported in LCSS0 until October 2003.
Until z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support is available, z/OS can run only in a single LCSS. Therefore, z/OS may only execute in LCSS0. z/VM V4.4 may execute in LCSS0 and LCSS1.
z/VM is providing compatibility support for V3.1, V4.2, and V4.3 and limited exploitation of two LCSS's when running on a z990 server. Dynamic-I/O configuration is supported when only LCSS0 is defined. z/VM V4.4 may execute in LCSS0 and LCSS1. However, until October 2003, dynamic-I/O is supported in only LCSS0.
Refer to the Software requirements section for more information on availability dates for z/OS and z/VM.
When z/VM is the controlling LPAR, z/VM's dynamic I/O support is designed to handle all of the new elements of the multiple channel subsystem facility for dynamic I/O configuration changes. To dynamically change the I/O configuration, one of two techniques can be employed:
TKE limitations: Customers with TKE 3.X installed workstations may carry forward the features listed below to control legacy systems only. An update from TKE 3.0 or TKE 3.1 code levels to the TKE 4.0 code level is required to control the z990. Workstations updated to the TKE 4.0 code level may be used to control 7060, 9672 Generation 5 and 6, z800, z900, and z990 servers. To use the TKE function on a z990, the PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCIXCC) feature, the TKE 4.0 code level, and the CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) must be installed. Refer to the Software requirements section for availability dates.
Cryptographic limitations on the z990: The maximum number of PCIXCC features (#0868) is limited to four per system (one processor per feature). The total number of PCICAs (#0862) and PCIXCCs (#0868) cannot exceed eight per system. The number of PCICA features cannot exceed six (12 accelerator features). To enable any cryptographic function on the z990, the CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (#3863) must be installed and enabled to use PCIXCC, TKE 4.0 code level hardware, and/or PCICA. Review Hardware and Software requirements, and Planned availability.
SNA Operations Management: With the industry move to TCP/IP networks, Systems Network Architecture (SNA) Operations Management commands will no longer be supported on z990 servers. These commands were previously used by the System Automation for OS/390 product as well as NetView®. It is recommended that you now use the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for your automation needs.
For detailed information on the SNMP API commands and environment requirements, refer to
zSeries Application Programming Interfaces
(SB10-7030). For more information on the SNA Operations Management command support that is not
offered on z990, refer to
Managing Your Processors
(GC38-0452). Both publications are available on Resource Link.
Customer responsibilities for site preparation: Information on customer responsibilities for site preparation can be found in the following publications, which are available in the Library section of Resource Link at:
This document contains information necessary for planning the physical installation of a zSeries 990 system. It includes physical specifications, power and cooling data, cabling, and additional details required for physical installation planning. The intended audience for this document includes all customer personnel who are responsible for providing the necessary and appropriate environment for the successful installation and operation of a zSeries 990 system.
IBM Networking Services is enhancing its fiber cabling services to ensure that IBM has a comprehensive set of scalable solutions to address all cabling requirements, from product-level to enterprise-level. IBM Network Integration and Deployment Services for zSeries fiber cabling provides planning and installation services for individual fiber optic connections. IBM Network Integration and Deployment Services for enterprise fiber cabling provides planning, IBM Fiber Transport System trunking components, and installation services for small, medium, and large enterprises.
IGS has the expertise and personnel available to effectively plan and deploy the appropriate cabling with the future in mind. These services may include planning, consultation, cable selection, installation, and documentation, depending upon the services selected.
These services are designed to be right-sized for your products or the end-to-end enterprise, and to take into consideration the requirements for all of the protocols/media types supported on zSeries (for example, ESCON, FICON, Coupling Links, OSA), whether the focus is the data center, the Storage Area Network (SAN), the Local Area Network (LAN), or the end-to-end enterprise.
IBM Networking Services is designed to deliver convenient, packaged services to help reduce the complexity of planning, ordering, and installing fiber optic cables. The appropriate fiber cabling is selected based upon the product requirements and the installed fiber plant.
The services are packaged as follows:
Under the zSeries fiber cabling services umbrella there are three options to provide individual fiber optic cables (jumper cables, conversion kits, MCP cables) for connecting to the z800, z900, or z990, each option incorporating a specific set of services.
Options 1 and 2 can be combined within one statement of work to provide complete upgrade coverage.
Under the enterprise fiber cabling services umbrella there are two options to provide IBM Fiber Transport System (FTS) trunking commodities (fiber optic trunk cables, fiber harnesses, panel-mount boxes) for connecting to the z800, z900, and z990.
Refer to the services section of Resource Link for further details. Access Resource Link at:
Cabling responsibilities: Fiber optic cables, cable planning, labeling, and placement are all customer responsibilities for new installations and upgrades. Fiber optic conversion kits and Mode Conditioning Patch (MCP) cables are not orderable as features on z990. Installation Planning Representatives (IPRs) and System Service Representatives (SSRs) will not perform the fiber optic cabling tasks without a services contract.
The following tasks are required to be performed by the customer prior to machine installation:
Additional service charges may be incurred during the server installation if the above cabling tasks are not accomplished as required.
The table lists the connectors and cabling supported for each of the features available for ordering on the z990. For convenience, those features brought forward on an upgrade from a z900 are also listed.
Feature Connector number Feature name type Cable type 0219 ISC-3 link LC Duplex 9 micron SM 6154 ETR MTRJ 62.5 micron MM 2324 ESCON channel MTRJ 62.5 micron MM(1) 2319 FICON Express LC Duplex 9 micron SM(2) LX 2320 FICON Express LC Duplex 50, 62.5 SX micron MM 1364 OSA-E GbE LX(3) LC Duplex 9 micron SM 2364(4) OSA-E GbE LX SC Duplex(5) 9 micron SM 1365 OSA-E GbE SX LC Duplex 50, 62.5 micron MM 2365(4) OSA-E GbE SX SC Duplex(5) 50, 62.5 micron MM 1366 OSA-E RJ-45 Category 5 UTP(7) 1000BASE-T(6) 2366(4) OSA-E Fast RJ-45 Category 5 UTP Ethernet(6) 2367 OSA-E Token RJ-45 UTP or STP(8) Ring
Fiber Quick Connect (FQC), a fiber harness integrated in the zSeries frame for "quick" connect, is offered as a feature on zSeries for connection to ESCON channels.
Cables for ICB (Integrated Cluster Bus) links continue to be available as features. Refer to the Sales Manual for a list of these cables and their feature numbers.
For further details regarding the features, refer to the Sales Manual, the Physical Planning Manual, or the General Information Manual (GIM) available on Resource Link.
Note: IBM Networking Services can satisfy your fiber optic as well as your copper cabling requirements.
Average Installation time for a zSeries 990 is approximately eight
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 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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IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM . You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and pre-emptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent.
IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers 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 IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM system that is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about
potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.
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Terms and conditions
This product is available for purchase under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.
IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may have been previously installed. Regardless, IBM's warranty terms apply.
Prices are available upon request.
Machine Feature MMMC Init/ Description type Model number indicator MES IBM eServer(TM) 2084 A08 zSeries 990 B16 C24 D32 SCSI IPL Feature Enabler 9904 N Both On/Off CoD Active IFL 9888 N MES IBM eServer 2064 101 zSeries 900 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 1C1 1C2 1C3 1C4 1C5 1C6 1C7 1C8 Machine Feature MMMC Init/ Description type Model number indicator MES 1C9 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 2C1 2C2 2C3 2C4 2C5 2C6 2C7 2C8 2C9 SCSI IPL Feature Enabler 9904 N Both IBM eServer 2066 001 zSeries z800 002 003 004 0A1 0B1 0C1 0E1 0A2 0X2 0LF SCSI IPL Feature Enabler 9904 N Both
If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.