IBM enhances the IBM eServer zSeries 990 family of servers

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 104-118
April 7, 2004

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This z990 announcement provides:

  • zSeries Application Assist Processor (zAAP) on the z990
  • Four Logical Channel Subsystems — up to 1024 ESCON channels
  • Spanning of external channels — FICON Express, Integrated Cluster Bus (ICB), InterSystem Channel-3 (ISC-3), and OSA-Express
  • OSA-Express Integrated Console Controller (OSA-ICC)
  • On/Off CoD support for Internal Coupling Facilities (ICF) and zAAPs
  • Up to 48 ISC-3 links in peer mode
  • Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC) Enhanced Patch Apply and CFCC level 13
  • Security enhancements
  • Improvement in FICON Express performance

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Overview

Forty years ago today, IBM began a revolution with the introduction of the System/360™ . Over the years, IBM's mainframes have continued to burst with innovations but with a focus on evolving, allowing you to grow, and also helping to protect your investments. The evolution continues to this day. The Mainframe Charter, which was announced in August 2003, provides the current framework on which the IBM eServer zSeries® 990 (z990) is based. Today's z990 announcement is representative of the intention to continue the mainframe evolution within the Mainframe Charter with new innovations that include virtualization technology, the zSeries Application Assist Processor (zAAP), the OSA-Express Integrated Console Controller (OSA-ICC), and the expansion to four Logical Channel Subsystems (LCSSs) with the resulting support of up to 1024 ESCON® channels.

Further, the proliferation of servers over the past several years has tended to create a large investment in applications on older technology, increased complexity in IT management and operations, decreased overall efficiency of resources, and generated the need for larger data centers. Added to this complexity is the need for critical business solutions to support business pressures on demand. This requires an on demand operating environment that is capable of being supportive, adaptive, and responsive to on demand business objectives, and one that couples overall Infrastructure Simplification of diverse critical business applications with the values of leading mainframe technology.

The IBM z990 is designed to help enable solutions to respond to these business pressures by:

  • Leveraging the current application portfolio with Linux and z/OS®
  • Simplifying the operations and management of the diverse business applications by consolidating both Linux and mainframe applications onto the same platform
  • Increasing the overall utilization of your IT resources by sharing these resources among your business applications
  • Decreasing the sprawl of server proliferation by minimizing the required number of servers
  • Supporting on demand business requirements by adapting to the business with the required platform resources

With today's enhanced capabilities on the z990 for Java™ applications, Logical Channel Subsystems, On/Off CoD, Parallel Sysplex®, security, ESCON, FICON™, OSA-Express, z/OS, z/VM®, and Console support, the z990 now can allow for easier migration and consolidation of your applications onto a smaller number of z990 servers.
 
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Planned availability dates

The following features and functions are planned to be available on May 28, 2004:

  • Support for 48 ISC-3 links in peer mode
  • Four Logical Channel Subsystems
  • External spanned channel support
  • OSA-Express Integrated Console Controller (OSA-ICC)
  • Customer-Initiated Upgrade enhancement
  • Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) concurrent patch
  • Concurrent Processor Unit conversions
  • Operational Key Support TKE Code 4.1 (#0852)
  • On/Off CoD for ICF (#9889)
  • CFCC enhanced patch apply and CFCC level 13

The following features and functions are planned to be available on June 30, 2004:

  • zSeries Application Assist Processor (#0520)
  • On/Off CoD — zSeries Application Assist Processor (#9893)

The following features are planned to be available in September 30, 2004:

  • New OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet LX (#1364) for z900
  • New OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet SX (#1365) for z900

Expanding the new channel subsystem to four LCSSs

Now supporting four Logical Channel Subsystems: A new system structure was introduced on z990 in May 2003, supporting a scalable channel subsystem with two Logical Channel Subsystems. Now, the scalability is being further expanded. You may now define four LCSSs on a single z990, continuing to facilitate "horizontal" growth.

The channel subsystem structure now offers four LCSSs with the following characteristics:

  • Each LCSS can have up to 256 CHPIDs defined.
  • Each LCSS can be configured with one to 15 Logical Partitions (LPARs). The total system may support up to 30 LPARs.

Note: There continues to be no change to the operating system maximums. One operating system image continues to support up to a maximum of 256 Channel Path Identifiers (CHPIDs).

The support for four Logical Channel Subsystems satisfies the Statement of General Direction in Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.

Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information. Under certain circumstances, earlier releases of an operating system may be supported. Refer to z/OS Migration (GA22-7499) for more details. An update to this publication, discussing more than two LCSSs, is planned to be available in the z/OS V1.6 timeframe.

Spanned channel support

Transparent sharing of internal and external channels across LCSSs: When Logical Channel Subsystems (LCSSs) were introduced on z990, transparent sharing of internal channels was introduced — sharing of HiperSockets and Internal Coupling Channels (ICs) between separate LCSSs. Now on z990, support for sharing of external channels is being added. FICON Express, ICB-2, ICB-3, ICB-4, ISC-3, and OSA-Express features are now capable of being configured as Multiple Image Facility (MIF) spanning channels, which may allow sharing of channel resources across Logical Partitions (LPARs).

Spanned channels can be shared among LPARs across LCSSs. FICON Express, HiperSockets, ICs, ICB-2, ICB-3, ICB-4, ISC-3, and OSA-Express can be configured to multiple channel subsystems and are designed to be transparently shared by any or all of the configured LPARs without regard to the LCSS to which the LPAR is configured.

The following may be spanned:

Feature                           CHPID type
 
Internal Spanned Channels
 
HiperSockets                      IQD
IC                                ICP
 
External Spanned Channels
 
FICON Express                     FC, FCP
ICB-2 (z990 only)                 CBS, Coupling Sender
ICB-3                             CBP, Peer
ICB-4                             CBP, Peer
ISC-3                             CFS, Coupling Sender,
                                   Compatibility mode
ISC-3                             CFP, Peer
OSA-Express                       OSC, OSD, OSE

Note: While the PCICA and PCIXCC features do not have CHPID types and are not identified as spanned channels, all LPARs in all LCSSs have access to the PCICA feature, up to 30 LPARs per feature. All LPARs in all LCSSs have access to the PCIXCC feature, up to 16 LPARs per feature.

For the minimum software requirements for all of the spanned channel types identified, refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement. Under certain circumstances earlier releases of the z/OS operating system are supported. Refer to the publication z/OS Migration (GA22-7499) for more details. An update to this publication, discussing the external spanned channel types, is planned to be available in the z/OS V1.6 timeframe.

The addition of FICON Express, ICBs, ISC-3, and OSA-Express to the line up of channel types that can be spanned satisfies the Statement of General Direction in Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.

IBM eServer® zSeries Application Assist Processor

The new zSeries Application Assist Processor (zAAP) (#0520), planned to be available on the zSeries 990 (z990) and zSeries 890 (z890) servers, is an attractively priced specialized processor unit that provides an economical Java execution environment for customers who desire the traditional Qualities of Service and the integration advantages of the zSeries platform.

When configured with general purpose processors within Logical Partitions (LPARs) running z/OS, zAAPs may help increase general purpose processor productivity and may contribute to lowering the overall cost of computing for z/OS Java technology-based applications. zAAPs are designed to operate asynchronously with the general purpose processor to execute Java programming under control of the IBM Java Virtual Machine (JVM). This can help reduce the demands and capacity requirements on general purpose processor which may then be available for reallocation to other zSeries workloads.

The IBM JVM processing cycles can be executed on the configured zAAPs with no anticipated modifications to the Java applications. Execution of the JVM processing cycles on a zAAP is a function of the Software Developer's Kit (SDK) 1.4.1 for zSeries, z/OS V1.6, and Processor Resource/Systems Manager™ (PR/SM™).

The amount of general purpose processor savings will vary based on the amount of Java application code executed by zAAPs. This is dependent upon the amount of Java cycles used by the relevant applications and on the zAAP execution mode selected by the customer.

Execution of the Java applications on zAAPs (#0520), within the same z/OS SMP LPAR as their associated database subsystems, can also help simplify the server infrastructures and improve operational efficiencies. For example, use of zAAPs could reduce the number of TCP/IP stacks, firewalls, and physical interconnections (and their associated processing latencies) that might otherwise be required when the application servers and their database servers are deployed on separate physical server platforms.

IBM does not impose software charges on zAAP capacity. Additional IBM software charges will apply when additional CP capacity is used.

Customers are encouraged to contact their specific ISVs/USVs directly to determine if their charges will be affected.

Refer to the Limitations section of this announcement for the number of zAAPs that may be activated by model and the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

Support for up to 24 CPs in a single LPAR

z/OS V1.6 and z/VM V5.1 plan to support up to 24 CPs in a single LPAR on the z990. In conjunction with z/OS V1.6, the maximum number of combined zAAPs and CPs supported in a single LPAR is planned to be 24.

Support for up to 24 CPs satisfies the Statement of General Direction in Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.

OSA-Express SNMP update

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is designed to allow network managers to monitor network devices and their functions, and identify problems in a TCP/IP environment. A separate standard, Management Information Base (MIB), defines the set of variables that SNMP servers maintain. The OSA-Express features support SNMP.

OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent support and the OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent MIB were first introduced in April 2002 for the QDIO mode only (CHPID type OSD). Prior to the introduction of the OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent, OSA-Express management data was only available with the z/OS Communications Server TCP/IP subagent which required the Open Systems Adapter/Support Facility (OSA/SF) to obtain the data.

With the release of the OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent, OSA/SF was no longer required to manage SNMP data for OSA-Express when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD). With the introduction of Direct SNMP subagent support for LCS (see below), Direct SNMP subagent support has been expanded to include TCP/IP when configuring a LAN Channel Station (LCS) connection when in non-QDIO mode (CHPID type OSE).

Traps and Set now supported: IBM is introducing, today, enhanced support for the OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent to include Traps and Set , in addition to the previously released Get and GetNext support. Support for Traps and Set helps network managers to seamlessly integrate the zSeries OSA-Express features with the overall SNMP management strategy.

Trap is designed to allow the SNMP manager to asynchronously receive an alert when one or more conditions are met, thus enabling a central source access to all information relating to the network connections. Direct SNMP users may configure the manager to send a Trap notification when the status of an OSA-Express port has changed.

Set support allows an SNMP manager to change a value identified by an Object Identifier (OID) in the OSA-Express Management Information Base (MIB). The initial object made settable in this implementation is the ability to set Traps on/off. Setting Traps "off" can be helpful if excessive Traps are being reported at the SNMP console.

Trap and Set support applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z890 and z990 when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD). Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent support for LCS: With this announcement IBM is introducing expanded support for Direct Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to now include TCP/IP when configuring a LAN Channel Station (LCS) connection. This applies to the non-QDIO mode (CHPID type OSE) only when carrying TCP/IP traffic.

This support applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z890 and z990 and at availability will be exclusive in z/OS to z/OS V1.6 (planned availability — September 2004). Direct SNMP for LCS when configured in non-QDIO mode is intended to support the same SNMP requests and alerts offered in QDIO mode — Get, GetNext, Trap, Set.

In the past, Direct SNMP subagent support was exclusive to the QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD). Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

Performance data reflecting OSA-Express utilization: In May 2003, IBM announced a usability enhancement via the Direct SNMP subagent to return performance data, in individual objects, for each image reflecting OSA-Express utilization 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.

This support applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z800, z900, z890, and z990 when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD). Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

Summarizing the Direct SNMP subagent support offered for the OSA-Express features which has been made available via zSeries Licensed Internal Code (LIC) updates:

  • Get and GetNext requests.

    This support was introduced in April 2002.

    • Applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z800, z900, z890, and z990 when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).
  • dot3StatsTable.

    Ethernet data for dot3StatsTable was first introduced in May 2003, and applies to the SNMP EtherLike Management Information Base (MIB) module in RFC 2665 which provides statistics for Ethernet interfaces. These statistics can assist in the analysis of network traffic congestion.

    • OSA/SF is no longer a prerequisite for this function.
    • Applies to all of the Ethernet features supported on z800, z900, z890, and z990 when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).
  • Performance data reflecting OSA-Express utilization was first introduced in May 2003.
    • Applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z800, z900, z890, and z990 when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).
  • Traps and Set is introduced in this announcement.
    • Applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z890 and z990 when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).
  • Direct SNMP support for LCS , introduced in this announcement.
    • Applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z890 and z990 when configured in non-QDIO mode (CHPID type OSE) supporting TCP/IP applications only and the same SNMP requests and alerts offered in QDIO mode — Get, GetNext, Trap, Set.
    • Applies exclusively to the z/OS V1.6 environment (planned to be available September 2004).

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 and z890, SA22-7476 for z800 and z900). Refer also to the Software requirements section of this announcement.

The May 2004 z990 Licensed Internal Code includes support for the following:

  • Get and GetNext
  • dot3StatsTable
  • New Gigabit Ethernet features
  • New 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature
  • Four Logical Channel Subsystems (LCSSs)
  • Updated performance table with more detailed information
  • Traps and Set
  • Direct SNMP for LCS when configured in non-QDIO mode

Note: Direct SNMP for LCS when configured in non-QDIO mode is planned to be available in the z/OS V1.6 timeframe.

The OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent MIB information can be found on Resource Link™

If you subscribe to the document OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent MIB module , you will receive e-mail notification of document changes.

Enhancements to OSA-Express

OSA-Express Integrated Console Controller: Today, IBM is introducing a new function for the Open Systems Adapter-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature and a new Channel Path Identifier (CHPID) type, OSC. The new Open Systems Adapter-Express Integrated Console Controller (OSA-ICC) function supports TN3270E (RFC 2355) and non-SNA DFT 3270 emulation. Now, 3270 emulation for console session connections is integrated in the zSeries 990 via a port on the OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature. This can help eliminate the requirement for external console controllers (2074, 3174), helping to reduce cost and complexity. Each port can support up to 120 console session connections. OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet (CHPID types OSC, OSD, OSE) can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among LPARs within and across LCSSs.

OSA-ICC support is exclusive to z890 and z990. It is available only with the OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature. OSA-ICC can be configured on a port-by-port basis. A port on the 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature can be configured as CHPID type OSC, OSD, or OSE.

Refer to IBM eServer zSeries 990 and 890 Open Systems Adapter-Express Integrated Console Controller User's Guide (SA22-7990) for installation and setup assistance. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

Introducing new OSA-Express GbE features on z900: New OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) features are being introduced on z900 to replace the currently available OSA-Express GbE features. OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet LX feature #1364 replaces #2364. OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet SX feature #1365 replaces #2365. The functions of these new OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet features are expected to be equal to the functions currently available on z900. Refer to the z900 Sales Manual for details on these features.

These new GbE features have a new connector type, LC Duplex, replacing the current SC Duplex connector. This conforms to the fiber optic connectors currently in use for the ISC-3 and FICON Express features on z900.

Features 1364 and 1365 are planned to become available September 30, 2004. When #1364 and #1365 become available, features 2364 and 2365 are intended to no longer be orderable. It is expected that there will be no unique software dependencies for the new OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet features on z900.

OSA-Express Token Ring outlook

The demand for Token Ring in mainframe environments continues to decline. A migration from a Token Ring to an Ethernet environment should be a recommended part of all long-term LAN planning.

Once again, increasing ESCON connectivity

Doubling, again, ESCON channel connectivity: With the introduction of two Logical Channel Subsystems (LCSSs), it was possible to define up to a maximum of 512 ESCON CHPIDs on your z990, up to a maximum of 35 ESCON features.

With the introduction of four LCSSs, you may now define up to a maximum of 1,024 ESCON CHPIDs on your z990, up to a maximum of 69 ESCON features. The Model A08 supports a maximum of 720 ESCON CHPIDs, up to a maximum of 48 ESCON features. The maximum number of configurable CHPIDs is 256 per LCSS and per operating system image.

The high density 16-port Enterprise Systems Connection (ESCON) feature continues to have up to 15 active channels. One is always reserved as a spare in the event of a failure of one of the other channels. When four channels are ordered, two 16-port ESCON features are installed and two channels are activated on each feature. After the first pair, ESCON features are installed in increments of one. ESCON channels continue to be ordered in increments of four.

ESCON supports five operating system environments: Enterprise Systems Connection (ESCON) is currently supported by OS/390® and z/OS as well as z/VM, VSE/ESA™, TPF, and Linux on zSeries. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

FICON and FCP Enhancements

FICON Express spanned channels: FICON Express (CHPID types FC and FCP) can be configured to Multiple Channel Subsystems and are designed to be transparently shared by any or all configured LPARs without regard to the LCSS to which the LPAR is configured. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement.

FICON natively supports five operating system environments: Fibre Connection (FICON) is supported natively (CHPID type FC) by OS/390 and z/OS, as well as z/VM, VSE/ESA, TPF, and Linux on zSeries. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

FICON Express performance improvement: Relative to the FICON Express performance documented in the white paper FICON and FICON Express Channel Performance Version 2.0 , dated November 2003, a customer may see an increase of up to 15% in the maximum of 4K I/O operations per second. This improvement is based on laboratory measurements. The actual I/O rate a customer may see will vary with factors such as the I/O configuration used and the level of the channel code installed. This performance improvement was achieved with FICON Express feature numbers 2319 (LX) and 2320 (SX) on the z990 using the May 2004 level of Licensed Internal Code with measurements averaged over four channels.

FCP concurrent patch: FICON, when configured as CHPID type FCP, is designed to support concurrent patch allowing application of new Licensed Internal Code (LIC) without requiring a configuration off/on. This is currently a zSeries exclusive FCP availability feature, available on z890 and z990 with FICON Express features 2319 and 2320. This concurrent patch capability requires the zSeries May 2004 level of LIC Code for z890 and z990. Users should note that when the LIC supporting the imbedded Fibre Channel kernel code is being updated, FICON may require a configuration off/on.

Adding to the family of Directors supported by FICON: The FICON Express features now support attachment to the IBM M12 Director (2109-M12). This support became available October 14, 2003. A no-charge upgrade, Enterprise Operating System 4.1.2, is required for the IBM M12 Director.

The IBM M12 Director supports attachment of FICON Express channels on z800, z890, z900, and z990 via native FICON (CHPID type FC) and Fibre Channel Protocol (CHPID type FCP) supporting attachment to SCSI disks in Linux environments.

The FICON Express channels on the z800, z900, z890, and z990 continue to support attachment to McDATA Intrepid 6000 Series Directors and the CNT FC/9000 Directors.

For more information, refer to the IBM I/O Connectivity Web site

Coupling Facility update

Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC) level 13 for z890 and z990: CFCC level 13, a new level, is now available for the z990 and z890. This level can provide Parallel Sysplex availability and performance enhancements.

Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC) enhanced patch apply: Today, the CFCC patch apply process is designed to eliminate the need for a power on reset (POR) of the z990 to apply a "disruptive" CFCC patch. This enhancement is intended to provide you with the ability to:

  • Selectively apply the new patch to one of possibly several CFs running on a z990. For example, if you have a CF that supports a test Parallel Sysplex and a CF that supports a production Parallel Sysplex on the same z990, you now have the ability to apply a "disruptive" patch to only the test CF without affecting the production CF. After you have completed testing of the patch, it can be applied to the production CF as identified in the example.
  • Continue to run other LPARs on the z990 where a "disruptive" CFCC patch will be applied without being impacted by the application of the "disruptive" CFCC patch.

This enhancement does not change the characteristics of a "concurrent" CFCC patch, but can significantly enhance the availability characteristics of a "disruptive" CFCC patch by making it much less disruptive.

Previously, small enhancements or "fixes" to the CFCC were usually distributed as a "concurrent" patch that could be applied while the CF was running. Occasionally, a CFCC patch was "disruptive." When such a "disruptive" change needed to be applied to a CF, it required a POR of the server where the CF was running. This was especially disruptive for those enterprises that had chosen to use internal CFs, because a POR of the server affects the CF where the change was to be applied and all other LPARs running on the same server. Further, if an enterprise was using multiple internal CFs on the same server (to support both a test and production configurations, for example), there was no way to selectively apply the "disruptive" patch to just one of the CFs — once applied, all the CFs on the server had the change. Consequently, the application of the "disruptive" CFCC patch was very disruptive from an operations and availability perspective.

Additional CFCC enhancements: CFCC level 13 provides additional changes that can affect different software environments that run within a Parallel Sysplex. For example, DB2® data sharing is expected to see a performance improvement, especially for castout processing against large DB2 group buffer pool structures.

Increasing Coupling Link connectivity

A 50% increase in ISC-3 link physical connectivity: To continue to provide "horizontal" growth opportunities for Parallel Sysplex solutions, zSeries 990 is increasing the number of InterSystem Channel-3 (ISC-3) links. z990 now supports 48 ISC-3 links in peer mode, 12 features (4 links per feature), versus the 32 ISC-3 links (eight features) in peer mode offered previously on z990. The maximum of 32 links in compatibility mode remains.

The ISC-3 feature is a member of the family of Coupling Link options available on z990. ISC-3 continues to support a link data rate of 2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and carries traffic over 9 micron single mode fiber optic cables.

The family of Coupling Link options available on z990 is as follows:

Coupling Link options summary

Link                              Communication           Maximum
type        Name                  use                     links
 
IC          Internal              Internal between        32
             Coupling              CFs and z/OS
             channel               LPARs
 
ICB-2       Integrated            Server-to-server         8
             Cluster Bus-2         z990 to G5/G6
                                   servers
 
ICB-3       Integrated            Server-to-server        16
             Cluster Bus-3         z990 to z800,
                                   z900
 
ICB-4       Integrated            Server-to-server        16
             Cluster Bus-4         z990 to z890,
                                   z990
 
ISC-3       InterSystem           Server-to-server        48
             Channel-3
  • A maximum of 48 ISC-3s can be defined in peer mode (operating at a link data rate of 2 Gbps) and a maximum of 32 ISC-3s can be defined in compatibility mode (operating at 1 Gbps, instead of 2 Gbps).
  • The maximum number of Coupling Links combined (ICs, ICB-2s, ICB-3s, ICB-4s, and active ISC-3 links) cannot exceed 64 per server.
  • An ISC-3 feature on a z990 can be connected to another zSeries server in peer mode (CFP CHPID type) operating at 2 Gbps or to a HiPerLink (ISC-2) on a G5/G6 in compatibility mode (CHPID type CFS/CFR — sender/receiver) operating at 1 Gbps.

Refer to the Sales Manual for a complete description of all of the Coupling Link options. For the maximum unrepeated distances and unique cabling requirements, refer to the Sales Manual for details.

Cryptography enhancements

The CP Assist for Cryptographic function (#3863) is a prerequisite when ordering the PCICA and PCIXCC features and utilizing any of the functions/enhancements identified in this announcement.

PCIXCC support for double length DUKPT: Derived Unique Key Per Transaction (DUKPT) is a key management method that allows you to write applications that implement the DUKPT algorithm as defined by the ANSI X9.24 standard, which can provide added security for point of sale transactions. At introduction IBM supported single length DUKPT on the zSeries 990. Now, IBM is introducing support for double length DUKPT on the z890 and z990. This support applies only to the PCIXCC feature and to z890 and z990. This support is exclusive to the OS/390 V2.10 and z/OS environments and is part of the ICSF Web deliverable z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

PCIXCC support for Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV) 2000 Standard: Europay Mastercard and Visa support allows you to write applications that comply with the EMV 2000 standard, which is used for financial transactions among heterogeneous hardware and software. Support for the EMV 2000 standard applies only to the PCIXCC feature and to z890 and z990. This support is exclusive to the OS/390 V2.10 and z/OS environments and is part of the ICSF Web deliverable z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

PCICA and PCIXCC support for PKD service enhancement: The Public Key Decrypt (PKD) service has been upgraded to support a Zero-Pad option for clear RSA private keys. With this support, PKD can be used as an accelerator for raw RSA private operations, including the use of CRT format keys. This enhancement applies to z890 and z990, to the OS/390 V2.10 and z/OS environments, and is part of the ICSF Web deliverable z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

PCICA and PCIXCC support for PKE service enhancement: The Public Key Encrypt (PKE) service has been enhanced to support the Mod_Raised_to Power (MRP) function. The MRP function can be used to offload the compute-intensive portion of the Diffie-Hellman protocol for both the PCICA and PCIXCC features to help improve performance and allow more efficient use of CP resources. This enhancement applies to z890 and z990. It is exclusive to the OS/390 V2.10 and z/OS 1.2 and later environments with the application of the ICSF Web deliverable z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

TKE 4.1 code level for secure operational key entry: The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 4.1 code is now capable of providing a security-rich local and remote method of providing operational key entry along with master key entry that was previously announced. This support applies to the Cryptographic Coprocessor features and is exclusive to z890 and z990.

Operational key entry via the TKE workstation satisfies the Statement of General Direction in Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.

z/VM guest support for the PCIXCC feature: z/VM V5.1 provides dedicated-queue support for secure key and clear key cryptographic functions for z/OS guests and shared-queue and dedicated-queue support for clear key cryptographic functions for Linux guests, with up to 256 dedicated queues, using the PCIXCC feature.

z/VM guest support for the PCIXCC feature satisfies the Statement of General Direction in Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003, and Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.

Linux on zSeries support for the PCIXCC feature was delivered as an Open Source contribution in January 2004, via

Linux on zSeries support for the PCIXCC feature satisfies the Statement of General Direction in Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.

Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information. Refer to the Sales Manual for a complete description of the PCIXCC feature.

Dynamic add/delete of a Logical Partition name

The ability to add meaningful Logical Partition (LPAR) names to the configuration without a Power-On Reset is being introduced. Prior to this support extra LPARs were defined by adding reserved names in the Input/Output Configuration Data Set (IOCDS), but one may not have been able to predict what might be meaningful names in advance.

Dynamic add/delete of an LPAR name allows reserved partition "slots" to be created in an IOCDS in the form of extra Logical Channel Subsystem, Multiple Image Facility (MIF) image ID pairs. These extra Logical Channel Subsystem MIF image ID pairs (CSSID/MIFID) can be later assigned an LPAR name for use (or later removed) via dynamic I/O commands using the Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD). The IOCDS still must have the extra I/O slots defined in advance since many structures are built based upon these major I/O control blocks in the Hardware System Area (HSA). This support is exclusive to z890 and z990 and z/OS V1.6 (planned to be available September 2004).

Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (GDPS™) enhancements

Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS), an industry-leading e-business continuity solution, is a multiple site solution that is designed to provide the capability to manage the remote copy configuration and storage subsystems, automate Parallel Sysplex operational tasks, and perform failure recovery from a single point of control, thereby helping to improve application availability. GDPS supports both the synchronous Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) as well as the asynchronous Extended Remote Copy (XRC) forms of remote copy. Depending on the form of remote copy, the solution is referred to as GDPS/PPRC or GDPS/XRC. GDPS/PPRC and GDPS/XRC have been enhanced to include new functions.

GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap™ function: The GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap function is designed to broaden the continuous availability attributes of GDPS/PPRC by extending the Parallel Sysplex redundancy to disk subsystems.

The Planned HyperSwap function can provide the ability to:

  • Transparently switch all primary PPRC disk subsystems with the secondary PPRC disk subsystems for a planned reconfiguration
  • Perform disk configuration maintenance and planned site maintenance without requiring any applications to be quiesced.

The Planned HyperSwap function became available in December 2002.

The Unplanned HyperSwap function contains additional function designed to transparently switch to use secondary PPRC disk subsystems in the event of unplanned outages of the primary PPRC disk subsystems or a failure of the site containing the Primary PPRC disk subsystems.

The Unplanned HyperSwap function can allow:

  • Production systems to remain active during a disk subsystem failure. Disk subsystem failures will no longer constitute a single point of failure for an entire Parallel Sysplex.
  • Production servers to remain active during a failure of the site containing the primary PPRC disk subsystems if applications are cloned and exploiting data sharing across the two sites. Even though the workload in the second site will need to be restarted, an improvement in the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) will be accomplished.

The Unplanned HyperSwap function became available in February 2004.

GDPS/PPRC management for open systems Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs): GDPS/PPRC technology has been extended to manage a heterogeneous environment of z/OS and open systems data. If installations share their disk subsystems between the z/OS and open systems platforms, GDPS/PPRC, running in a z/OS system, can manage the PPRC status of devices that belong to the other platforms and are not even defined to the z/OS platform. GDPS/PPRC is also designed to provide data consistency across both z/OS and open systems data.

GDPS/PPRC management of open systems LUNs became available in February 2004.

GDPS supports PPRC over Fibre Channel links: In 2003, IBM TotalStorage® Enterprise Storage Server™ (ESS) announced support of PPRC over Fibre Channel for the ESS Model 800. Refer to Hardware Announcement 103-298 , dated October 14, 2003.

This support is designed to provide improved throughput compared to ESCON, and a reduction in cross-site connectivity (two PPRC Fibre Channel links per ESS are considered sufficient for most customer workloads). One of the potential benefits of this support is the ability for customers to increase the distance between sites while maintaining acceptable performance.

GDPS/PPRC support for PPRC over Fibre Channel became available in February 2004.

GDPS support of FlashCopy® v2 helps to eliminate the LSS constraint: In 2003, IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) announced support of FlashCopy v2. Refer to Hardware Announcement 103-141 , dated May 13, 2003. Prior to this announcement, both source and target volumes had to reside on the same logical subsystem (LSS) within the disk subsystem. Since this constraint has been removed with FlashCopy v2, GDPS will now allow a FlashCopy from a source in one LSS to a target in a different LSS within the same disk subsystem. This new flexibility can help simplify administration and capacity planning for FlashCopy.

GDPS/PPRC support for FlashCopy v2 became available in February 2004.

GDPS/PPRC and cross-site Parallel Sysplex distance extended up to 100 km: On October 31, 2003, IBM delivered, via a Request for Price Quote (RPQ), the capability to configure GDPS/PPRC or a multi-site Parallel Sysplex up to a distance of up to 100 kilometers (62 miles) between two sites. This extended distance can potentially decrease the risk that the same disaster will affect both sites, thus permitting enterprises to recover production applications at another site.

Support has been extended up to a distance of up to 100 km from the current capability of 50 km (31 miles) for:

  • External Time Reference (ETR) links: An ETR link on a zSeries or S/390® server provides attachment to the Sysplex Timer®.
  • InterSystem Channel-3 (ISC-3) links operating in peer mode, supported on all zSeries servers, connect z/OS and OS/390 systems to Coupling Facilities in a Parallel Sysplex Environment.

The extended distance support for ETR and ISC-3 links is now consistent with other cross-site link technologies that currently support up to 100 km between two sites (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 optic cable distance between a pair of Sysplex Timers in an Expanded Availability configuration remains at 40 km (25 miles). Therefore, to achieve the extended distance of up to 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 request is submitted to IBM for review.

Coordinated near continuous availability and disaster recovery for Linux guests: GDPS plans to exploit the new z/VM HyperSwap function to provide a coordinated near continuous availability and disaster recovery solution for z/OS and Linux guests running under z/VM. z/VM 5.1 plans to provide a new HyperSwap function, so that the virtual devices associated with one real disk can be swapped transparently to another. HyperSwap can be used to switch to secondary disk storage subsystems mirrored by PPRC. This solution may be especially valuable for customers who share data and storage subsystems between z/OS and Linux on zSeries — for example, a SAP application server running on Linux on zSeries and a SAP DB server running on z/OS. HyperSwap can also be helpful in data migration scenarios to allow applications to migrate to new disk volumes without requiring them to be quiesced.

GDPS/PPRC will provide the reconfiguration capabilities for the Linux on zSeries systems and data in the same manner it does for z/OS systems and data. To support planned and unplanned outages, GDPS is designed to provide the following recovery actions:

  • In-place re-IPL of failing operating system images
  • Site takeover/failover of a complete production site
  • Coordinated planned and unplanned HyperSwap of disk subsystems, transparent to the operating system images and applications using the disks

This innovative near continuous availability and disaster recovery solution requires IBM Tivoli® System Automation for Linux, and z/VM V5.1 in addition to the other GDPS/PPRC prerequisites.

Performance enhancements for GDPS/PPRC and GDPS/XRC configurations: Concurrent activation of Capacity Backup Upgrade (CBU) can now be performed in parallel across multiple servers, which can help result in an improved RTO. This improvement can apply to both the GDPS/PPRC and GDPS/XRC configurations.

In a GDPS/XRC configuration, it is often necessary to have multiple System Data Movers (SDMs). The number of SDMs is based on many factors, such as the number of volumes being copied and the I/O rate. Functions are now capable of being executed in parallel across multiple SDMs, thus helping to improve scalability for a coupled SDM configuration.

Analysis has shown that PPRC commands issued by GDPS will generate a large number of Write to Operator messages (WTOs) that may cause WTO buffer shortages and temporarily adversely impact system performance. The Message Flooding Automation function (MFA) is expected to substantially reduce the WTO message traffic that may cause WTO buffer shortages and temporarily adversely impact system performance. The Message Flooding Automation function is expected to substantially reduce the WTO message traffic and help improve system performance by suppressing redundant WTOs.

The CBU and SDM performance enhancements for GDPS/PPRC and GDPS/XRC became available on March 24, 2003. The MFA performance enhancements for GDPS/PPRC and GDPS/XRC became available in February 2004.

These GDPS enhancements are applicable to z800, z900, z890, and z990. For a complete list of other supported hardware platforms and software prerequisites, refer to the GDPS executive summary white paper, available at

Customer Initiated Upgrade enhancement

With the May 2004 Licensed Internal Code release, the z990 and z890 now support MES upgrades of zSeries Application Assist Processor processors using Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU), and temporary Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) activation using On/Off Capacity on Demand. Temporary capacity may now be activated on systems with Capacity Backup Upgrade (CBU) enablement installed.

When your business needs additional capacity quickly, Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU) with the Express option can now deliver it.

Permanent upgrades: Orders (MESs) of Processor Units (PUs), including the zSeries Application Assist Processors, and memory for IBM eServer zSeries systems that can be delivered by Licensed Internal Code, Control Code (LIC CC) are eligible for CIU delivery.

Temporary capacity

IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand: When your business needs short-term additional capacity, On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) is designed to deliver it. On/Off CoD is designed to temporarily turn on Central Processors (CPs), Integrated Facilities for Linux (IFLs), Internal Coupling Facilities (ICFs), and/or zSeries Application Assist Processors (zAAPs) that are available within the current model. This capability can now coexist with Capacity Backup Upgrade (CBU) enablement. 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 (#0716), On/Off CoD Active IFL (#9888) up to the number of current IFLs (#0516), and On/Off CoD Active ICF (#9889) up to the number of current ICFs (#0518). You may similarly concurrently install temporary capacity by ordering On/Off CoD Active zAAP (#9893) up to the number of current zAAPs (#0520), with the restriction that the total number of On/Off CoD Active zAAPs (#9893) plus zAAPs (#0520) may not exceed the number of On/Off CoD Active CPs (#9897) plus the number of CPs (#0716) plus the number of unassigned CPs (#1716). In addition, the number of OOCoD Active zAAPs (#9893) may not exceed the current number of zAAPs (#0520) that are permanently purchased. All temporary hardware capacity will be billed on a 24-hour basis until the temporary capacity is removed. Each month your bill will be calculated for the sum of all orders installed within the prior month. Monitoring will occur through the server call home facility and a bill will be generated if the hardware capacity has been enabled for any portion of a calendar month. You will continue to be billed for use of temporary capacity until you return the server to the original state. After concurrently returning to the original state, you may choose to activate a new On/Off CoD upgrade which can be different from the previous upgrade. When you dispose of the server, or decide that you want to disable future temporary upgrades, you are required to remove the enablement feature, On/Off CoD Enablement (#9896).

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Concurrent Processor Unit conversions

The z990 now supports concurrent conversion of different Processor Unit (PU) types. This capability is extended to Central Processor (CPs), Integrated Facility for Linux (IFLs), and Internal Coupling Facility (ICFs). This capability provides flexibility in configuring a z990 to meet the changing business environments. For example, a z990 Model A08 configured with eight CPs could be reconfigured to seven CPs and one IFL by ordering the appropriate PU conversion. This order will generate a new LIC CC which can be installed concurrently in two steps. First, the one CP is removed from the z990 configuration. Second, the newly available PU is activated as an IFL. This assumes that one CP remains active during the conversion of other processor units.

Extended Translation Facility

The Extended Translation Facility adds 10 new instructions to the zSeries instruction set. These new instructions may enhance performance for data conversion operations done supporting data encoded in Unicode, improving the ability to efficiently support applications enabled for Unicode and/or Globalization. The instructions add hardware support for conversions to and from the various Universal Character Set (UCS) Transformation Formats (UTF) encodings used to support Unicode.

These formats for encoding data are used in a number of important technologies emerging in the Web Services, Grid, and on demand environments, such as XML and SOAP, as well as being supported in DB2 for data storage. The initial programming support for the new instructions is intended to be provided in High Level Assembler.

Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

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/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 software charging.

Fiber optic cabling

Fiber optic cables, cable planning, labeling, and installation 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.

To serve the cabling needs of zSeries customers, IBM Networking Services has fiber optic cabling services designed to match your requirements.

IBM Networking Integration and Deployment Services for zSeries fiber cabling and for enterprise fiber cabling help to ensure IBM has a comprehensive set of services for all customers, from product level to enterprise level — services geared for today and tomorrow. These services take into consideration the requirements for all of the protocols and media types supported on zSeries (for example, ESCON, FICON Express, Coupling Links, OSA-Express), whether the focus is the data center, Storage Area Network, Local Area Network (LAN), or end-to-end enterprise.

Contact your IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner for information about this offering.

Additional information

All offers are subject to availability. IBM reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. IBM is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors.

IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM z990 is capable on delivery, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. Section 794d, as implemented by 36 C.F.R. Part 1194, provided that any Assistive Technology used with the Product properly interoperates with it.
 
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Product positioning

The IBM z990 is the latest high-end member of the zSeries family. The z990 design represented a major change in the direction of the zSeries platform in comparison to the z900/z800 family with the implementation of the superscalar microprocessor. The superscalar microprocessor is designed to provide improvements in the performance of new workloads as well as maintaining excellent performance for traditional workloads. By providing increases in resources, up to triple the capacity of the z900 Model 216, up to four times the number of CHPIDs, up to twice the number of LPARs, and up to four times the number of HiperSockets, and increasing the number of FICON channels by 25% when properly configured, this server can help 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 other zSeries servers.
 
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Statement of general direction

Token Ring on HMC, SE, TKE workstation, IBM 2074: The z890 and z990 will be the last zSeries servers to offer Token Ring adapter features on the Hardware Management Consoles (HMCs), Support Element (SEs), and Trusted Key Entry (TKE) workstations. The IBM 2074 Model 3 Console Support Controller will be the last controller to offer Token Ring adapter features.

IBM zSeries is making these statements to allow enterprises sufficient opportunity to prepare for a migration to Ethernet environments.

Hardware Management Consoles (HMCs): Beginning with the next zSeries server, after the IBM eServer zSeries 890 and 990, all new HMCs on all currently marketed zSeries servers are intended to become closed platforms. They will support only the HMC application and not the installation of other applications such as the IBM ESCON Director and the IBM Sysplex Timer console applications.

When available, the next-generation HMC is expected to communicate only with G5 Servers, and above (Multiprise® 3000, G5/G6, z800, z900, z890, z990).

TCP/IP is intended to be the only communications protocol supported.

OSA-Express Layer 2 Support: IBM intends to extend its network virtualization capabilities with updates to OSA-Express, Virtual Switch, and guest LANs. When updated, these facilities will be designed to operate in Layer 2 mode (referring to Layer 2 of the Open Systems Interface [OSI] reference model). This is planned to allow destination and target nodes to be referenced by their Media Access Control (MAC) addresses rather than by Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which is intended to enable protocol-independent network connectivity. Layer 2 support is intended to apply to an OSA-Express feature when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD). Layer 2 support is expected to be applicable, initially, to the z/VM and Linux on zSeries environments.

ISC-3s in compatibility mode: IBM intends z890 and z990 to be the last family of zSeries servers to support:

  • Attachment of ISC-3 links to HiPerLinks (ISC-2) on G5/G6 servers
  • Compatibility mode (CHPID types CFS and CFR) definitions for ISC-3 links

Greater than 24 CPs: IBM intends to support greater than 24 CPs, or combined CPs and zAAPs, in a single LPAR in the future on the appropriate releases of z/OS and z/VM in combination with designated zSeries servers.

Greater than 30 LPARs: On May 13, 2003, IBM made the following statements of direction regarding the z990 and z/OS:

  • IBM intends to support up to 60 LPARs on the z990.
  • IBM intends to provide support for up to 60 LPARs running z/OS on a single z990 effective with z/OS V1.6.
  • IBM intends for z/VM V4.4 or later to provide support for up to 60 Logical Partitions (LPARs) with corresponding support on a z990 or future server.

On October 31, 2003, IBM increased the number of LPARs supported on the IBM eServer zSeries 990 from 15 to 30. Based on additional evaluation of requirements, IBM now intends to support greater than 30 LPARs on a future zSeries server.

This new SOD represents a modification to IBM's previously expressed direction "...to support up to 60 LPARs on z990..." which no longer represents IBM's intent. When support for greater than 30 LPARs is made available on a future zSeries server, it is IBM's intention to have support included in z/OS 1.6 and later, and z/VM 4.4 and later.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

Trademarks

 
System/360, FICON, Processor Resource/Systems Manager, PR/SM, Resource Link, VSE/ESA, GDPS, Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex, HyperSwap, and Enterprise Storage Server are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, zSeries, ESCON, z/OS, Parallel Sysplex, z/VM, eServer, OS/390, DB2, TotalStorage, FlashCopy, S/390, Sysplex Timer, Tivoli, and Multiprise are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

The following worldwide courses are planned for classroom delivery:

  • IBM eServer zSeries® 990 Technical Update and Configuration Guidelines (OZ05)
  • Complex Systems Availability and Recovery for zSeries and S/390® (ES830)
  • z/Architecture™ for IBM zSeries (OZ09T)
  • Parallel Sysplex® Operation and Recovery (H4057)
  • Advanced Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery Workshop (ES900)

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.
 
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Publications

The following publication are shipped with the product.

                                                       Order
Title                                                  number
 
Installation Manual                                    G229-9036
Service Guide                                          G229-9039
Safety Notices                                         G229-9054
Safety Inspection                                      G229-9037

Publications for 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.

  • Application Programming Interfaces (SB10-7030)
  • Capacity Backup Upgrade User's Guide (SC28-6823)
  • CHPID Mapping Tool User's Guide (GC28-6825)
  • ESCON® & FICON™ Channel-to-Channel Reference (SB10-7034)
  • Hardware Management Console Operations Guide (1.8.2) (SC28-6830)
  • Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP) (GC28-6824)
  • Installation Manual (G229-9036)
  • IOCP User's Guide (SB10-7037)
  • Maintenance Information for Desktop Consoles (GC38-3115)
  • Maintenance Information for Fiber Optic Links (SY27-2597)
  • Maintenance Information for ThinkPad® Consoles (GC38-3117)
  • OSA-Express Customer's Guide and Reference (SA22-7935)
  • Parts Catalog (G123-7474)
  • Planning for Fiber Optic Links (GA23-0367)
  • PR/SM™ Planning Guide (SB10-7036)
  • Safety Inspection (G229-9037)
  • Safety Notices (G229-9054)
  • Service Guide (G229-9039)
  • Standalone IOCP User's Guide (SB10-7040)
  • Support Element Operations Guide (1.8.2) (SC28-6831)
  • System Overview (SA22-1032)

 
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Services

Integrated Technology Services (IBM Global Services)

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

IBM Technology Services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure for e-business. We can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, 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.

Visit the appropriate link below for details on services available dependent on the brand the product belongs to.

For details on education offerings related to the products listed, visit

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

For more details on IBM Global Services capabilities, contact your IBM representative, or visit

Your IBM representative can help you determine availability of standard and customized services.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

2084 servers: The mechanical package for the IBM eServer 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.

Environmental specifications — Server models

                                    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

Dimensions:

                              Depth         Width         Height
 
System with All Covers
 Inches                        62.1          62.1          76.4
 Centimeter                   157.7         157.7         194.1
 
System with Covers
 and Reduction
  Inches                       62.1          62.1          70.3
  Centimeter                  157.7         157.7         178.5
 
Each Frame With One
 Side Cover and
 Without Packaging
  Inches                       46.2          30.7          76.4
  Centimeter                  117.3          78.0         194.1
 
                              Depth         Width         Height
 
Each Frame on Casters
 with One Side Cover
 and With Packaging
  Inches                       47.6          32.4          76.9
  Centimeter                  120.9          82.2         195.3
 
Each Frame With One
 Side Cover and With
 Packaging (ARBO)
  Inches                       51.5          36.5          87.6
  Centimeter                  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 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.

Software requirements

Software requirements for zSeries 990

Note: zSeries 990 supports LPAR mode only.

zSeries 990 in the z/OS® and OS/390® environment is supported by the following:

  • z/OS V1.5, and later
  • z/OS V1.4 with z/OS V1.4 z990 Compatibility Support feature (no longer orderable)
  • z/OS V1.4 with z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature
  • OS/390 V2.10, z/OS V1.2, and z/OS V1.3 with z990 Compatibility for Selected Releases — a Web deliverable

    Note: Refer to the z/OS subset of the 2084DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket prior to installing a z990 server.

  • z800, z900, G5/G6, or Multiprise® 3000 servers in a Parallel Sysplex with a z890 or z990 require the following support when a z/OS or CF image in that same Parallel Sysplex is running on a z990 or a z890 and the LPAR ID of the operating system or CF image is greater than 15 (x"F"):
    • z/OS and z/OS.e V1.5, and later
    • z/OS V1.4 with z/OS V1.4 z990 Compatibility Support feature (no longer orderable)
    • z/OS V1.4 with z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature
    • OS/390 V2.10, z/OS V1.2, z/OS V1.3, and z/OS.e V1.3 with z990 Compatibility for Selected Releases — a Web deliverable
    • z/OS.e V1.4 with z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update feature
    • z/OS.e V1.4 with z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence feature (no longer orderable)

    Note: z/OS.e cannot run on a z990.

    Note: Refer to the z/OS subset of the 2084DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket prior to installing on a z990 server.

Listed below are the descriptions of the features and Web deliverables indicated above:

  • z/OS V1.4 z990 Compatibility Support feature: This unpriced and optional feature is required to allow z/OS V1.4 to run on a z990 and z890 server. It is also required on all systems in a Parallel Sysplex when a z/OS or CF image in that same Parallel Sysplex is running on a z990 and z890, and the LPAR ID of the operating system or CF image is greater than 15 (x"F"). With regards to cryptography, it provides support for the PCICA feature and the CP Assist for Cryptographic Function for z/OS V1.4. This feature is no longer orderable. It was replaced by z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature.
  • z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature: This orderable, unpriced, and optional feature provides exploitation support for up to four Logical Channel Subsystems and up to 30 LPARs for z890 and z990. It is required on all z/OS V1.4 systems in a Parallel Sysplex when a z/OS or CF image in that same Parallel Sysplex is running on a z990 or z890 and the LPAR ID of the operating system or CF image is greater than 15 (x"F"). This feature is mandatory when ordering z/OS V1.4 as February 24, 2004.
  • z990 Compatibility for Selected Releases: This Web deliverable provides support to allow OS/390 V2.10, z/OS V1.2, and z/OS V1.3 to run on a z990 or z890, and to allow z/OS.e V1.3 to run on a z890. It is required on all OS/390 V2.10, z/OS V1.2, z/OS 1.3, and z/OS.e V1.3 systems in a Parallel Sysplex when a z/OS or CF image in that same Parallel Sysplex is running on a z990 or z890 and the LPAR ID of the operating system or CF is greater than 15 (x"F"). z/OS.e V1.3 cannot run on a z990.
  • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence feature: This feature provides support to allow z800 and z890 running z/OS.e V1.4 to coexist in a Parallel Sysplex with a z990 or z890 when a z/OS or CF image in that same Parallel Sysplex is running on a z990 or z890 and the LPAR ID of the operating system or CF is greater than 15 (x"F"). z/OS.e may not run on a z990. This feature is no longer orderable. It was replaced by z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update feature.
  • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update feature: This feature allows customers to maintain a consistent code base for z/OS and z/OS.e and allows z/OS.e V1.4 to support two Logical Channel Subsystems and up to 30 LPARs for z/OS.e V1.4 on a z890. It is required on all z/OS.e V1.4 systems in a Parallel Sysplex when a z/OS or CF image in that same Parallel Sysplex is running on a z990 or z890 and the LPAR ID of the operating system or CF is greater than 15 (x"F"). It replaces the z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence feature. This feature is mandatory when ordering z/OS.e V1.4 as of February 24, 2004.

Note: z/OS.e cannot execute on a z990.

zSeries 990 in the z/VM®, VSE/ESA™, TPF, and Linux on zSeries environments is supported by the following:

  • z/VM V4.4, and later
  • z/VM V3.1 and V4.3 with compatibility support (dynamic I/O configuration is supported for LCSS0 only)

    Refer to the z/VM subset of the 2084DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket prior to installing a z990 server.

  • VSE/ESA V2.6, and later

    For the latest information on compatibility support requirements, refer to the VSE subset of the 2084DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket prior to installing a z990 server.

  • TPF V4.1
  • Linux on zSeries

    The currently available distributions of SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

    The latest support for zSeries functions was delivered as an Open Source Contribution in January 2004, 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.

16 — 30 LPARs on zSeries 990

  • z/OS V1.5, and later
  • z/OS V1.4 with z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature
  • z/VM V4.4, and later
  • VSE/ESA V2.6, and later
  • TPF 4.1
  • Linux on zSeries

    The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

Two Logical Channel Subsystems (LCSSs) on zSeries 990

  • z/OS V1.5, and later
  • z/OS V1.4 with z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature
  • z/VM V4.4, and later
  • z/VM V3.1 and V4.3 compatibility support (dynamic I/O configuration is supported for LCSS0 only)
  • VSE/ESA V2.6, and later
  • Linux on zSeries

    The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

Dynamic I/O support on zSeries 990 allowing channel paths, control units, and devices to be dynamically added, changed, and deleted in multiple LCSSs.

  • z/OS V1.5, and later
  • z/OS V1.4 with z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature
  • z/VM V4.4, and later
  • z/VM V3.1 and V4.3 compatibility support (dynamic I/O is supported for LCSS0 only)
  • Linux on zSeries

    The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

Dynamic add/delete of an LPAR name on zSeries 890

  • z/OS V1.6 (planned to be available September 2004)
  • Linux on zSeries

    The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE tolerate this function.

Four Logical Channel Subsystems (LCSSs) on zSeries 990

  • z/OS V1.6 (planned to be available September 2004)
  • z/OS V1.5 with HCD PTFs, and later
  • z/OS V1.4 with z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature and HCD PTFs
  • z/VM V4.4, and later
  • z/VM V3.1 and V4.3 compatibility support (dynamic I/O configuration is supported for LCSS0 only)
  • VSE/ESA V2.6, and later
  • Linux on zSeries

    The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

Extended Translation Facility on zSeries 990

  • z/OS V1.6 (planned to be available September 2004)

zSeries Application Assist Processor on zSeries 990

A zSeries Application Assist Processor (zAAP) is a new engine type which is planned to be available that when combined with IBM SDK for z/OS, Java™ 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 (5655-I56) will be designed to assist in the execution of Java code.

  • z/OS V1.6 (planned to be available September 2004)
  • IBM SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 (5655-I56) with PTF

Up to 24 CPs within a single LPAR on zSeries 990

  • z/OS V1.6 (planned to be available September 2004)
  • z/VM V5.1 (planned to be available September 24, 2004)
  • Linux on zSeries

    The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

Software requirements for spanned channels

  • Internal spanned channels applies to ICs and HiperSockets on z990.
    • HiperSockets (CHPID type IQD)
      • z/OS V1.2, z/OS V1.3, and z/OS V1.4 with PTFs, and later releases
      • z/VM V4.4, and later
      • z/VM V3.1 and V4.3 with compatibility support
      • VSE/ESA V2.7 (for HiperSockets CHPID type IQD only)
      • Linux on zSeries

        The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

    • Internal Coupling channels (ICs) (CHPID type ICP) have no prerequisite software requirement on z990.
  • External spanned channels applies to FICON Express (CHPID types FC, FCP), ICB-3 and ICB-4 (CHPID type CBP), ISC-3 (CHPID types CFS, CFP) and OSA-Express (CHPID types OSC, OSD, OSE) on z990.
    • z/OS V1.4, and later
    • z/VM V4.4, and later
    • z/VM V3.1 and V4.3 with compatibility support
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE support CHPID types FC, FCP, OSD, and OSE only.

Under certain circumstances earlier releases of the z/OS operating system are supported. Refer to the publication z/OS Migration (GA22-7499) for more details. An update to this publication, discussing the external spanned channel types, is planned to be available in the z/OS V1.6 timeframe.

Software requirements for Performance Assists

  • Adapter Interruptions applies to all of the FICON Express features (CHPID type FCP) and OSA-Express features (CHPID type OSD) on z990.
    • z/VM V4.4, and later
    • VSE/ESA V2.7 (for OSA-Express CHPID type OSD only)
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

  • V=V Guests support applies to all of the FICON Express features (CHPID type FCP) and OSA-Express features (CHPID type OSD) on z990 as well as HiperSockets (CHPID type IQD) on z990.
    • z/VM V4.4 with PTFs, and later

Software requirements for HiperSockets

  • HiperSockets support applies to CHPID type IQD on z890 and z990.
    • z/OS V1.2, and later
    • z/VM V4.3, and later
    • VSE/ESA V2.7
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

    Note: HiperSockets support for 16 internal LANs and 4096 TCP/IP stacks is transparent to the operating systems.

  • VLAN (IEEE 802.1q) applies to HiperSockets on z990.
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

  • Broadcast for IPv4 packets applies to HiperSockets on z890 and z990.
    • z/OS V1.5, and later
    • z/VM V4.4, and later
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

  • HiperSockets Network Concentrator applies to HiperSockets on z990. This was previously referred to as HiperSockets Linux Layer 2 Switch support.
    • z/VM V4.4, and later (for Linux guests)
    • z/VM V4.3 with PTF for APAR VM63397
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions SUSE SLES 8, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE provide support for this function.

      IBM is working with the remaining distribution partners to provide this function in future distribution releases.

      For Linux on zSeries, refer to the instructions accompanying the October 31, 2003, updates on developerWorks for how to activate HiperSockets Network Concentrator unicast, broadcast, and multicast support.

Software requirements for the 16-port ESCON feature: The minimum software requirements indicated apply to CHPID types CBY, CVC, CNC, and CTC except where indicated.

  • z/OS V1.2, and later
  • OS/390 V2.10
  • z/VM V3.1 and V4.3, and later
  • VSE/ESA V2.6, and later
  • TPF V4.1
  • Linux on zSeries

    The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE support CHPID types CNC and CTC.

Software requirements for the FICON Express features

  • FICON Express (CHPID type FCV) attachment to the ESCON Director Model 5 FICON Bridge feature requires at a minimum:
    • z/OS V1.2, and later
    • OS/390 V2.10
    • z/VM V3.1 and V4.3, and later
    • VSE/ESA V2.6, and later
    • TPF V4.1 at PUT 16
  • FICON Express (CHPID type FC) , including Channel-To-Channel (CTC), requires at a minimum:
    • z/OS V1.2, and later
    • OS/390 V2.10
    • z/VM V3.1 and V4.3, and later
    • VSE/ESA V2.6, and later
    • TPF V4.1 at PUT 16
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

  • FICON Express (CHPID type FCP) , for support of SCSI disks, requires at a minimum:
    • z/VM V5.1 (for z/VM install, IPL, and operation from SCSI disks)
    • z/VM V4.4, and later for:
      • Performance Assist for Adapter Interruptions (refer to 2084 PSP bucket)
      • Performance Assist for V=V Guests
    • z/VM V4.3, and later (for Linux as a guest under z/VM)
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

  • FCP SAN management
  • SCSI IPL for FCP
    • z/VM V5.1 (z/VM IPL from SCSI disks)
    • z/VM V4.4, and later (for Linux as a guest under z/VM)
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions SUSE SLES 8, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE contain the tools to support IPL from SCSI disks.

      IBM is working with distribution partners to provide installation support for SCSI IPL in future distribution releases.

  • Cascaded FICON Directors (CHPID types FC and FCP) , including CTC with cascading, require at a minimum:
    • z/OS V1.3 and V1.4 with PTFs, and later releases
    • OS/390 V2.10
      • 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.
    • z/VM V4.4, and later
    • VSE/ESA V2.6, and later
    • TPF V4.1 at PUT 16
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

Software requirements for the OSA-Express features

  • OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) (CHPID type OSD) supporting TCP/IP only
    • z/OS V1.2, and later
    • OS/390 V2.10, with Communications Server (CS)
    • z/VM V3.1 and V4.3, and later, with appropriate level of TCP/IP
    • VSE/ESA V2.6, and later, with appropriate release of TCP/IP
    • TPF V4.1 at PUT 13 with PTF for APAR PJ2733

      Includes VIPA (Virtual Internet Protocol Address) support, which allows TCP/IP connections to be balanced in a loosely coupled environment

    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

  • OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet

    QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD) supporting TCP/IP only and non-QDIO mode (CHPID type OSE) supporting TCP/IP and SNA

    • z/OS V1.2, and later
    • OS/390 V2.10
    • z/VM V3.1 and V4.3, and later
    • VSE/ESA V2.6, and later
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

  • OSA-Express Integrated Console Controller (OSA-ICC) support via the OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet (CHPID type OSC) is exclusive to z890 and z990.
    • z/OS V1.3, and later, with PTF for APAR OA05738

      • HCD with PTF for APAR OA03689

    • z/VM 5.1
    • z/VM V4.4 with PTF for APAR VM63405
    • VSE/ESA V2.6, and later
    • TPF V4.1
  • OSA-Express Token Ring

    QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD) supporting TCP/IP only and non-QDIO mode (CHPID type OSE) supporting TCP/IP and SNA

    • z/OS V1.2, and later
    • OS/390 V2.10
    • z/VM V3.1 and V4.3, and later
    • VSE/ESA V2.6, and later
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

  • Checksum offload for IPv4 Packets applies to OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet (#1364 and #1365) and 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#1366) on z990 when in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).
    • z/OS V1.5, and later
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions SUSE SLES 8, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE provide support for this function.

      IBM is working with the remaining distribution partners to provide this function in future distribution releases.

  • z/OS Full VLAN (IEEE 802.1q) support applies to OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#1366), Fast Ethernet (#2366), and Gigabit Ethernet (#2364, #2365, #1364, #1365) on z800, z900, z890, and z990 when in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).
    • z/OS V1.5, and later
  • z/VM VLAN (IEEE 802.1q) support applies to OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet (FC 1366), Fast Ethernet (#2366), and Gigabit Ethernet (#2364, #2365, #1364, #1365) on z990 when in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).
    • z/VM V5.1 for one global VLAN ID for IPv6
    • z/VM V4.4, and later, for one global VLAN ID for IPv4
  • Linux on zSeries VLAN (IEEE 802.1q) support applies to OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#1366), Fast Ethernet (#2366), and Gigabit Ethernet (#2364, #2365, #1364, #1365) on z990 when in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

  • Intrusion Detection Services Source MAC identification applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z990 when in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).
    • z/OS V1.5, and later
  • 160 TCP/IP stacks per OSA-Express port applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z990 when in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).

    This support is transparent to the operating systems.

  • Open Systems Adapter/Support Facility (OSA/SF) Java GUI is a complete replacement of OSA/SF Version 2 Release 1 (5655-B57), integrated in the operating systems, and 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 supported by the following operating systems.

    • z/OS — all in service releases
    • OS/390 V2.10 with z990 Compatibility for Selected Releases — Web deliverable
    • z/VM V4.4, and later
    • z/VM V3.1 and V4.3
    • VSE/ESA V2.6, and later
  • OSA port name relief applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z800, z900, z890, and z990 when in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).
    • z/VM V4.4, and later
    • z/VM V4.3 with corequisites. Refer to the z/VM subset of the 2086DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

  • OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent support
    • Traps and Set applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z990 when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).
      • z/OS V1.5, and later

        Refer to z/OS Communications Server publications for more information.

    • Direct SNMP for LCS applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z990 when configured in non-QDIO (CHPID type OSE) using TCP/IP passthru and LAN Channel Station (LCS). When delivered, Direct SNMP for LCS will support the same SNMP commands and alerts currently offered in QDIO mode — Get, GetNext, Trap, Set.
      • z/OS V1.6 (planned to be available September 2004)
    • Performance data applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z800, z900, z890, and z990 when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).
      • z/OS V1.4, and later
      • Linux on zSeries

        The currently available distributions SUSE SLES 8, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE provide support for this function.

        IBM is working with the remaining distribution partners to provide this function in future distribution releases.

    • Get and GetNext applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z800, z900, z890, and z990 when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).
      • z/OS V1.4, and later
      • Linux on zSeries

        The currently available distributions SUSE SLES 8, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE provide support for this function.

        IBM is working with the remaining distribution partners to provide this function in future distribution releases.

    • Ethernet data for dot3StatsTable applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z800, z900, z890, and z990 when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).
      • z/OS V1.4 with PTF for APAR PQ73478, and later
      • Linux on zSeries

        The currently available distributions SUSE SLES 8, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE provide support for this function.

        IBM is working with the remaining distribution partners to provide this function in future distribution releases.

Software requirements for cryptographic functions: Cryptographic support for z890 and z990 for OS/390 V2.10, z/OS V1.2 and later releases, and z890 for z/OS.e V1.3 and later releases is provided by the Web deliverables described below:

  • z990 Cryptographic Support (planned to be available through May 27, 2004): This Web deliverable provides exploitation support for the CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (#3863), PCICA (#0862), and PCIXCC (#0868) features on OS/390 V2.10, z/OS V1.2 and later releases, and z/OS.e V1.3, and later releases. This will be replaced on May 28, 2004, by z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support.
  • z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support (planned to be available on May 28, 2004): This Web deliverable includes support for OS/390 V2.10, z/OS V1.2, z/OS V1.3, z/OS V1.4, and z/OS V1.5, as well as support for z/OS.e V1.3, z/OS.e V1.4 and z/OS.e V1.5. In addition to exploitation support for the CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (#3863), PCICA (#0862), and PCIXCC (#0868) features, this deliverable provides support for the following functions:
    • Double length Derived Unique Key Per Transaction (DUKPT) (PCIXCC only)
    • EMV 2000 Standard (PCIXCC only)
    • Public Key Decrypt (PKD) service enhancement (PCICA and PCIXCC)
    • Public Key Encrypt (PKE) service enhancement (PCICA and PCIXCC)
  • The recommended Web deliverable is z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support .

These Web deliverables are unpriced and can be downloaded at

Note: The end of service for a Web deliverable occurs at the end of service for the release on which it runs.

Listed below are the minimum cryptographic software requirements for z990:

  • CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) (#3863)

    Note: The SHA-1 function is shipped enabled. However, DES and TDES functions require enablement of the CPACF function (#3863) for export control.

    • z/OS V1.2, and later, with z990 Cryptographic Support, or z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support
    • OS/390 V2.10 with z990 Cryptographic Support, or z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support
    • z/VM V3.1 and V4.3, and later
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 8, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE support CPACF as well as other Linux distributions picking up the right combination of newest crypto libraries at

      and

  • PCI Cryptographic Accelerator (PCICA) (#0862)
    • z/OS V1.2, and later, with z990 Cryptographic Support, or z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support
    • OS/390 V2.10 with z990 Cryptographic Support, or z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support
    • z/VM V5.1 (for z/OS and Linux guests)
    • z/VM V4.3, and later releases (for Linux guests)
    • VSE/ESA V2.7 and IBM TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1.5
    • Linux on zSeries

      The currently available distributions, SUSE SLES 7, SUSE SLES 8, Red Hat RHEL 3.0, Turbolinux TLES 8, and Conectiva CLEE

  • PCI X Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCIXCC) (#0868)
    • z/OS V1.2, and later, with z990 Cryptographic Support, or z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support
    • OS/390 V2.10 with z990 Cryptographic Support, or z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support
    • z/VM V5.1 (for z/OS and Linux guests)
    • Linux on zSeries support was delivered in January 2004, as an Open Source contribution via

      IBM is working with distribution partners to provide this function in future distribution releases.

  • PCIXCC User-Defined Extensions (UDX)
    • z/OS V1.2, and later, with z990 Cryptographic Support, or z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support
    • OS/390 V2.10 with z990 Cryptographic Support, or z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support

Compatibility: zSeries 800 may not be upgraded to a zSeries 990.

A limited number of upgrade paths for the zSeries 890 to the zSeries 990 Model A08 will be offered. There will be no offering from the z890 to the other z990 models. See your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner for more information.

Limitations

Driver level required to implement features, function, and upgrades: Prior to implementing the function and features of this announcement, the customer must load Driver Level 55 and any required patches to implement the functions and features of this announcement. This code level and required patches will be available on May 28, 2004.

Mode of operation: The z990 supports LPAR mode only. Basic mode will not be supported.

OS/390 V2.10 and z/OS limited to LCCS0: OS/390 V2.10, z/OS V1.2, and z/OS V1.3 with z990 Compatibility for Selected Releases — Web deliverable or z/OS V1.4 with z/OS V1.4 z990 Compatibility Support feature 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 and later releases, 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 that with z/OS V1.4 with the z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature or z/OS V1.5 and later releases installed a z990 can be IPLed using any LCSS.

Dynamic I/O: Dynamic I/O configuration support allows channel paths, control units, and devices to be dynamically added, changed, and deleted in multiple LCSSs. Support is provided by z/OS V1.5 and later releases, and z/OS V1.4 with z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature, and z/VM V4.4, and later.

When z/OS V1.4 with z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature is not installed, z/OS can run only in a single LCSS (LCSS0), and dynamic I/O configuration is limited to LCSS0. Therefore, z/OS may only execute in LCSS0.

z/VM provided compatibility support for V3.1 and V4.3 with limited exploitation of four LCSSs when running on a z990 server. Dynamic-I/O configuration is supported only for LCSS0. z/VM V4.4, and later, may execute in all LCSSs including dynamic I/O configuration for any LCSS.

Refer to the Software requirements section for more information.

When z/VM is the controlling LPAR, z/VM 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:

  • z/VM Control Program (CP) suite of interactive dynamic I/O commands
  • HCM/HCD — New configuration management tools

30 LPARs: The total number of LPARs supported at the system level is 30 regardless of the number of LCSSs activated. Each LCSS may support up to 15.

Processor Unit Summary: Listed below are the minimums and maximums of processor units that customers may permanently purchase. The feature numbers affected are displayed in parentheses.

                                                             Optional
        Total  CPs           IFLs          ICFs     zAAPs    SAPs
        PUs    (#0716/1716)  (#0516/0517)  (#0518)  (#0520)  (#0519)
Model   avail  min/max       min/max       min/max  min/max  min/max
 
A08     08     0 -- 8        0 -- 8        0 -- 8   0 -- 4   0 -- 2
B16     16     0 -- 16       0 -- 16       0 -- 16  0 -- 8   0 -- 4
C24     24     0 -- 24       0 -- 24       0 -- 24  0 -- 12  0 -- 6
D32     32     0 -- 32       0 -- 32       0 -- 32  0 -- 16  0 -- 8

Note:

  1. Only one CP (#0716), IFL (#0516), or ICF (#0518) is required for any model. The total number of PUs purchased may not exceed the total number available for that model.
  2. One CP (#0716) must be installed with or prior to any zAAPs installed. The total number of zAAPs installed must be less than or equal to the sum of the unassigned CPs (#1716) and active CPs (#0716) installed on a single machine.
  3. The number of spares and SAPs provided to the customer as standard PUs are as follows: two SAPs and spares for Model A08, four SAPs and spares for Model B16, six SAPs and spares for the Model C24, and eight SAPs and spares for the Model D32.

Temporary capacity offering: 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 (#0716), On/Off CoD Active IFL (#9888) up to the number of current IFLs (#0516), and On/Off CoD Active ICF (#9889) up to the number of current ICFs (#0518). You may similarly concurrently install temporary capacity by ordering On/Off CoD Active zAAP (#9893) up to the number of current zAAPs (#0520), with the restriction that the total number of On/Off CoD Active zAAPs (#9893) plus zAAPS (#0520) may not exceed the number of On/Off CoD Active CPs (#9897) plus the number of CPs (#0716) plus the number of unassigned CPs (#1716). In addition, the number of OOCoD Active zAAPs (#9893) may not exceed the number of zAAPs (#0520) that are permanently purchased. All temporary hardware capacity will be billed on a 24-hour basis until the temporary capacity is removed.

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.

  • If you previously used the System Automation for OS/390 product, you must now use Version 2.2 or later. This will allow you to define an automation policy for SNMP APIs rather than a policy for SNA Operations Management commands.
  • If you directly used the SNA Operations Management commands on NetView, you must now use an SNMP agent and the SNMP APIs for systems automation management.

For detailed information on the SNMP APIs 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.

z990 Connectivity Summary: There is a maximum of three I/O cages, 84 I/O slots (28 I/O slots per I/O cage).

Four Logical Channel Subsystems (LCSSs) are supported with a maximum of 256 Channel Path IDentifiers (CHPIDs) per LCSS and per operating system image, and a total of 1024 CHPIDs per server.

                      Per Server
 
                      Maximum                 Ports/
                      I/O slots               channels/
Feature      Minimum  used by    Maximum      increments  Purchase
name         features features   connections  per feature increments
 
16-port      0(1)     69(2)      1024(2)      16(3)       4(4)
ESCON                            channels     channels    channels
 
FICON        0(1)     60(2)      120(2)       2           1
Express(5)                       channels     channels    feature
 
STI-2(6)     0        4          NA           2 outputs   NA
ICB-2 link   0(1)     NA         8 links(7)   NA          1 link
 
STI-3(6)     0        8          NA           2 outputs   NA
ICB-3 link   0(1)     NA         16 links(7)  NA          1 link
 
ICB-4 link   0(1)     N/A(8)     16 links(7)  NA          1 link
 
ISC-3(9)     0(1)     12         48 links(7)  4 links     1 link(10)
 
OSA-         0        24         48 ports     2 ports     1 feature
 Express(5)
 
PCICA(5)     0        6(11)      12           2           1 feature
                      (12)       accelerator  accelerator
                                 cards        cards
 
PCIXCC(5)    0(13)    4(11)      4            1           1(13)
                                 coprocessors coprocessor feature
1
A minimum of one I/O feature (ESCON, FICON Express) or one Coupling Link (ICB, ISC-3) is required.
2
A maximum of 48 ESCON features/720 active channels on Model A08. A maximum of 48 FICON features/96 channels on A08.
3
Each ESCON feature has 16 channels of which 15 channels may be activated. One channel is always reserved as a spare.
4
ESCON channels are purchased in increments of four and are activated via Licensed Internal Code, Configuration Control (LIC CC). Channels are activated equally across all installed 16-port ESCON features for high availability.
5
The maximum quantity of FICON Express, OSA-Express, PCICA, and PCIXCC in combination cannot exceed 20 features per I/O cage and 60 features per server.
6
The STI distribution cards, which support ICB-2 and ICB-3, reside in the I/O cage. Each STI distribution card occupies one I/O slot.
7
The maximum number of Coupling Links combined (ICs, ICB-2s, ICB-3s, ICB-4s, and active ISC-3 links) cannot exceed 64 per server.
8
ICB-4s do not require connectivity to a card in the I/O cage. ICB-4s are not included in the maximum feature count for I/O slots.
9
A maximum of 48 ISC-3s can be defined in peer mode (operating at a link data rate of 2 Gbps) and a maximum of 32 ISC-3s can be defined in compatibility mode (operating at 1 Gbps, instead of 2 Gbps).
10
It is recommended that an initial order for ISC-3 include two links. ISC-3 is offered in one link increments. When two links are purchased, two ISC-3 features are shipped and activated links are balanced across ISC-3 features for high availability.
11
The total number of PCICAs and PCIXCCs cannot exceed eight features per server.
12
The total number of PCICAs cannot exceed two features per I/O cage.
13
PCIXCC feature increments are 0, 2, 3, or 4.

Planning information

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

  • System Overview (SA22-1032)
  • Systems Assurance Product Review (SAPR) Guide (SA02-018)
  • Planning for Fiber Optic Links (GA23-0367)
  • zSeries 990 Installation Manual — Physical Planning (GC28-6824)

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.

Fiber optic cable orders: Fiber optic cables for z800, z900, z890, and z990 are available via IBM Networking Services. IBM Networking Services 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 and 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 are 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, and MCP cables) for connecting to z800, z890, z900, or z990, each option incorporating a specific set of services.

  • Option 1 — Fiber optic jumper cabling package. IBM does the detailed planning. This option includes planning, new cables, installation, and documentation. An analysis of the zSeries channel configuration, I/O devices, and any existing fiber optic cabling is required to determine the appropriate fiber optic cables.
  • Option 2 — Fiber optic jumper cable migration and reuse for a zSeries upgrade. IBM organizes the existing fiber optic cables based upon the new z990 connection details. Relabeling, rerouting, and reconnection to the appropriate z990 channels is performed. New cables are not offered as a part of this option.
  • Option 3 — Fiber optic jumper cables and installation. The customer tells us what they need. They do the detailed planning. The service includes new cables, installation, and documentation. Planning and providing the list of required cables are customer responsibilities.

Options 1 and 2 can be combined within one statement of work to provide comprehensive 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, and panel-mount boxes) for connecting to the z800, z900, and z990.

  • Option 1 — zSeries fiber optic trunk cabling package. IBM reduces the cable clutter under the floor. An analysis of the zSeries (z800, z900, z990) channel configuration and any existing fiber optic cabling is performed to determine the required FTS fiber optic trunking commodities, (trunk cables, harnesses, and panel-mount boxes). This option includes zSeries planning, FTS fiber optic trunking commodities, installation, and documentation. This option does not include enterprise-level planning.
  • Option 2 — Enterprise fiber cabling services. This option includes enterprise planning, new cables, fiber optic trunking commodities, installation, and documentation. This is the most comprehensive set of services.

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:

  • All fiber optic cable planning.
  • All purchasing of correct fiber optic cables.
  • All installation of any required Mode Conditioning Patch (MCP) cables.
  • All installation of any required Conversion Kits.
  • All routing of fiber optic cables to correct floor cutouts for proper installation to server.
    • Use the Physical CHannel IDentifier (PCHID) report or the report from the CHannel Path IDentifier (CHPID) Mapping Tool to accurately route all cables.
  • All labeling of fiber optic cables with PCHID numbers for proper installation to server.
    • Use the PCHID report or the report from the CHPID Mapping Tool to accurately label all cables.

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 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 LX         LC Duplex      9 micron SM(2)
 
2320       FICON Express SX         LC Duplex      50, 62.5 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 1000BASE-T(6)      RJ-45          Category 5 UTP(7)
 
2366(4)    OSA-E Fast Ethernet(6)   RJ-45          Category 5 UTP
 
2367       OSA-E Token Ring         RJ-45          UTP or STP(8)
1
MM is multimode fiber.
2
SM is single mode fiber.
3
OSA-E refers to OSA-Express.
4
Brought forward to z990 on an upgrade from z900.
5
The OSA-Express GbE features brought forward from z900 have a different connector (SC Duplex) than the new OSA-E GbE features (LC Duplex).
6
1000BASE-T is the new Ethernet feature.
7
UTP is Unshielded Twisted Pair.
8
STP is Shielded Twisted Pair.

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 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.

Installability: Average installation time for a zSeries 990 is approximately 8 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 Electronic Services

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 eServer. 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 eServer 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.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit:


 
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Terms and conditions

This product is available for purchase under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.

Each IBM machine is manufactured from parts that may be new or used. In some cases, a machine may not be new and may have been previously installed. Regardless, IBM's appropriate warranty terms apply.

Field-installable feature: Yes

Warranty period: One year

Customer setup: No

Licensed Internal Code: Same license terms and conditions as designated machine.


 
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Prices

Prices are available upon request.

                               Machine           Feature   Init/
Description                    type      Model   number*   MES
 
IBM eServer                    2084      A08
zSeries 990                              B16
                                         C24
                                         D32
 
zAAP                                             0520      Both
Oper Key Support TKE Code 4.1                    0852      Both
On/Off CoD -- ICF                                9889      MES
On/Off CoD -- zAAP                               9893      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
                                         1C9
                                         210
                                         211
                                         212
                                         213
                                         214
                                         215
                                         216
                                         2C1
                                         2C2
 
                               Machine           Feature   Init/
Description                    type      Model   number*   MES
 
                                         2C3
                                         2C4
                                         2C5
                                         2C6
                                         2C7
                                         2C8
                                         2C9
 
Oper Key Support TKE Code 4.1                    0852      Both
OSA Express GbE LX                               1364      Both
OSA Express GbE SX                               1365      Both
 
S/390 Parallel                 9672      X17
Enterprise Servers (G6)                  X27
                                         X37
                                         X47
                                         X57
                                         X67
                                         X77
                                         X87
                                         X97
                                         XX7
                                         XY7
                                         Z17
                                         Z27
                                         Z37
                                         Z47
                                         Z57
                                         Z67
                                         Z77
                                         Z87
                                         Z97
                                         ZX7
                                         ZY7
                                         ZZ7
 
Oper Key Support TKE Code 4.1                    0852      Both
 
S/390 Parallel                 9672      R06
Enterprise Servers (G5)                  RA6
                                         R16
                                         T16
                                         R26
                                         RC6
                                         R36
                                         R46
                                         R56
                                         R66
                                         R76
                                         R86
                                         R96
                                         RX6
                                         RB6
                                         Y16
                                         T26
                                         Y26
                                         RD6
                                         Y36
                                         Y46
                                         Y56
                                         Y66
                                         Y76
                                         Y86
                                         Y96
                                         YX6
 
Oper Key Support TKE Code 4.1                    0852      Both
*
If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Processor conversions

       From               To           Returned      Continuous
Type       Feat       Type  Feat       Parts         Maintenance
 
2084       0716       2084  0520       Y             Y

 
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The e-business logo, zSeries, S/390, Parallel Sysplex, ESCON, ThinkPad, z/OS, OS/390, Multiprise, z/VM, eServer, and NetView are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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