Hardware Announcement 199-115
May 3, 1999

IBM S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers — Generation 6: Engines for e-business

 ENUS199-115.PDF (307KB)

(Corrected on May 11, 1999)

A note has been added in the Charges section for FN 0038 and FN 0061.

At a Glance

  • 24 new CMOS large server models announced, with 50% more capacity than the record breaking Generation 5 model capacity.
  • An 11-way and 12-way server, introduced for increased function and availability.
  • New connectivity options, with the OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet feature and Queued Direct I/O, delivering a balanced solution to maximize throughput and minimize host interrupts.
  • Introducing IBM's Design Center for e-transaction processing, one stop for customers to tap into IBM's technical expertise and services for e-business.

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Overview

IBM S/390® Parallel Enterprise Generation 6 servers — your engines for e-business

Performance for single systems and Parallel Sysplex® clusters has been increased by 50%, nine months after Generation 5 "broke the BIPS barrier" in 1998! Viewed as one family, G5 and G6 servers offer an expanded CMOS server lineup of 50 models and one coupling facility (model R06), with G6 available May 28, 1999. This early delivery enables installations to exercise IBM's Plan-Ahead capacity increases, further reducing Y2K risk.

G6 boosts capacity up to 35% over G5, model to model, and introduces 11-way and 12-way server models, the highest frequency server microprocessor presently shipping the industry's densest cache with the most usable capacity to run mixed workloads of any server. IBM's Parallel Sysplex efficiently shares data and resources, as well as protects applications from software and hardware outages. G5 and G6 models with Capacity Upgrades on Demand add horsepower non-disruptively.

G5 and G6, together with the FICON™ channel, OSA-Express' Gigabit Ethernet feature, Tivoli's Management Framework for OS/390®, Cryptographic Coprocessor and new OS/390 security enhancements, provide a balanced system design. This approach, incorporated with S/390's Parallel Sysplex shared-everything architecture strategy, sets IBM apart from competitive offerings and makes the Generation 5 and Generation 6 servers the fastest, most secure, scalable and available e-business — bar none.

Industry leaders are using Internet technologies to create their end-to-end, business transactions; the new era of e-business requires a transition from the Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) model that underlies current business applications. The new model, "e-transaction processing", facilitates the new way of doing business.

IBM is introducing the IBM Design Center for e-transaction processing, where customers can go and work with IBM's brain power and use IBM's resources to develop and execute e-business solutions in a real-world environment.

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Software Requirements section.

Planned Availability Dates

  • G6 Models 
    • May 28, 1999 — All Generation 6 Models and All Features, except otherwise stated below.
    • June 25, 1999 — OSA-Express GbE SX (Feature #2350), OSA-Express Gb LX (Feature #2351)
    • June 30, 1999 — Vertical Upgrades within Towers and Loose Piece Feature Orders
    • June 30, 1999 — 20 GB, 24 GB, 28 GB, 32 GB Memory Features (Features #7200, #7240, #7280, #7320)
    • August 31, 1999 — FICON Channel Card (Feature #2314)
  • G5 Models 
    • May 3, 1999 — Control for Plan-Ahead (Feature #1995)*
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Applicable to G5 models RA6, RB6, RC6, RD6, R16, R26, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, R86, R96, RX6, T16, T26, Y16, Y26, Y36, Y46, Y56, Y66, Y76, Y86, Y96, YX6, R06.

Description

Proof Points: S/390 G5/G6 Servers and Platform Excellence

Business leaders are presently integrating their information technology (IT) infrastructure with the Web, using Internet technologies and enabling a seamless entity for real-time end-to-end transaction processing.

IBM's S/390 platform has defined the standard in OLTP over the last three decades, and has the experience, technology, and applications to help its customers further make their transition into the era of e-business.

With this announcement, IBM demonstrates its resources to deliver on the promise of e-business, with solutions for integrated thinking, integrated solutions, and integrated technology.

Mainframe Engines for e-business: G5/G6, the latest IBM S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers, Generation 6, are leaders in function, features, capacity, mixed workload scalability, security, and availability.

Partnered with IBM's OS/390 operating system and S/390's Transaction and Database Managers, the G5 and G6 servers offer an architecture and technology that is unmatched by other IT vendors for "bet your e-business" transactions.

Plan-Ahead: Non-Disruptive Growth from 1 to 384 Engines: e-business transactions are characterized by unpredictable workloads that vary in size, timing, and performance requirements.

Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD) function with the G5 and G6 servers provides the ability to add one or more Central Processors (CPs) or shared Internal Coupling Facilities (ICFs) non-disruptively to most upgrades as workload requirements warrant. CPs can be added with no system power down and no associated re-IML/IPLs. In conjunction with the Parallel Sysplex cluster technology that allows servers to be added non-disruptively to an application, IBM S/390 technology has the synergy to grow a business opportunity from a single G5 engine to 32 G6 12-way servers without any loss of application availability. Minimize risk to invite explosive growth in your e-business.

Virtually Unlimited Single-Image Scalability: Best Growth Path beyond 31 bit memory addressing: Grow Easily as your Business Grows — Not Restricted by Hardware or Software Technology Limitations.

Many customers will see the immediate benefit of running e-business transactions on the same OS/390 image as they run existing mission-critical applications. Many of these e-business applications today reside on middle tier platforms, in three tier configurations. A two tier environment, where the e-business applications run along with existing mission-critical business applications and their associated data, provides optimum availability, security, scalability and data integrity. Efficiency within 31 bit architecture memory addressability is maximized for single image: no wasted resources due to excessive paging overhead at truly large single systems images. Single resource space for all mission-critical workloads. With scalability and access to all shared data (no fixed/hard partitions) G5/G6 and S/390 Parallel Sysplex represents the best in value and efficiency versus alternative options.

The Best Clustering Technology.

The data is not dedicated purely to the instance to which it is attached. For 1999, S/390's Single Systems Resource Sharing brings IBM's best of breed design to the single footprint environment in the G5 and G6 servers with OS/390 Release 7 (with Shared Catalog). Multiple OS/390 images (LPARs) require datasets, tape drives, consoles, log data, system catalog, access to JES2 checkpoints — basic resources. S/390 Resource Sharing enables resources that are common across multiple logical partitions and manages them as a single, shared resource.

The Balanced System, with the Most Advanced Connectivity: Doing More with Less.

Adding channels to provide more bandwidth between servers and I/O subsystems is complex and inefficient. Use G5/G6's FICON channels to manage multiple packets of data across multiple I/O resources in full duplex mode. OSA-Express' Gigabit Ethernet features eliminate bandwidth bottlenecks in the LAN campus backbone. OS/390 V2 R7 enables TCP/IP "fast path" via Queued Direct Input/Output (QDIO).

Availability and Reliability: Access to server 24X7, Stays Up, provides Protection Against Failures; No Need for System-Down Housekeeping.

The G6 Processor Module, which includes all of the Central Processors, System Assist Processors, Cryptographic Coprocessors, L2 Cache and Data Chips, Memory Bus Adapter Chips, and the Clock Chip, is tested in an extreme environment that simulates the equivalent of 9000 hours of normal customer operations. The hardware also executes the most stringent customer applications, at this time, in the most severe installation environmental state.

Security: From Within and Without.

The Internet explosion has created a critical need for maximum security, not only for business-to-business relationships, but for business-to-consumer transactions. S/390 has over 70% of the world's data on its platform, and its intrusion resistance is tested daily. From RACF® software to the integrated dual Cryptographic Coprocessor (which together with the IBM 4758 PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor card), are the only units ever to achieve the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-1 Level 4 rating)), and the E4 level of systems certification for their Logical Partitioning capabilities, The G5/G6 server's and OS/390's security protects your information asset from outside attack, and data integrity failures.

Interoperability: Integrate the Value Chain — Connect all Current Systems and Manage them all from a Single Point of Control.

G5/G6 Systems have been designed for extensive interoperability. Applications benefit from the ability to be run using the resources required to achieve committed service levels. S/390 systems can be configured as a union of systems rather than islands of compute power. You can place your e-business transactions on a physically separate footprint from existing mission-critical applications and data, and get the benefit of managing all the applications as if they were on the same physical processor. Within a single system, workloads can share intersystem resources such as memory or intrasystem resources such as storage (disk, tape, optical), printers, networks and so on. Multiple S/390 systems can be easily managed from a single point, the Hardware Management Console (HMC). Optional HMCs are frequently used by businesses to manage systems from different locations. The ability to manage the applications, servers, software, and networks that constitute the infrastructure of an e-transaction processing environment is critical to its success. This requires systems management tools that extend beyond the boundaries of the datacenter. To give S/390 this reach, IBM will be providing the Tivoli Management Enterprise Server Framework on OS/390 in third quarter 1999.

G5/G6 Capacity Backup Upgrades (CBU) allow systems to Nondisruptively Add Processors to Recover Capacity lost in another part of the establishment .

By supporting Open connectivity standards (channels and Open Systems Adapters), G5/G6 systems can share storage, printers and network devices and easily access common data or service users. S/390 G5/G6 servers offer the most capability to run multiple workloads within and among different servers. With high speed coupling connections and workload management capabilities between servers, G5s and G6s provide the best interoperability of hardware on the market today. Up to 32 servers can work together as a single system image with IBM S/390 Parallel Sysplex technology. Robust S/390 hardware and software allow sustained utilization rates above 90% to be achieved daily by many of the most demanding applications in the world. Mainframe "wannabee" servers may claim effective utilization for only a specific tuned workload in a sheltered benchmarking environment. G5/G6 servers being designed for interoperability can run your e-business, and batch critical transaction workloads effectively and efficiently. G5/G6 servers can run mixed workloads as single systems, a cluster of systems or with a Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex, a cluster of two or more sites!

Flexibility: No Hardware or Software Technology Restrictions that Force You to become an IT Specialist.

OS/390 has the Workload Manager to control how work runs. S/390 servers normally run with average utilization of greater than 90% over a 24 hour period. Respond to business requirements with G5/G6s Capacity Upgrades on Demand and OS/390's Workload Manager. No over-reaction necessary!

Keep Costs Down with the G5 or a G6: S/390 has all the support tools and automatic management systems that enable you to run your IT systems with the Minimum of Overhead.

S/390 can run many diverse workload types including ERP, Web serving, Data Mining, as well as the traditional online transaction processing (OLTP) and Batch needs of the business. Extra engine capacity can be shared among multiple workloads, together with memory and I/O, for true Resource Sharing.

The G5 and G6 with OS/390 are UNIX® servers: UNIX applications consist of UNIX Processes that call system APIs. IBM has implemented these APIs directly into the core of OS/390.

UNIX processes are dispatched by the OS/390 dispatcher just like all other pieces of work on the OS/390 system. All security is handled via RACF (or an equivalent); all I/O is handled via DFSMS/MVS®; all performance is reported via RMF™ (or equivalent) — just like all other OS/390 workloads. UNIX applications on the S/390 platform get all the benefits available to "traditional" OS/390 applications. OS/390, as branded UNIX '95, has all the major interfaces and APIs that you would expect to find in UNIX systems. Check out the latest list of S/390 based applications, like SAP R/3, BAAN, PeopleSoft and Domino™, at:

Our Customer's Actions speak Volumes about the New Culture.

  • REI is one of the country's largest outdoor retailers. REI.COM , for REI's online commerce is not a test. It grew about 370% last year, and you're talking about a multi-million dollar company.
  • Imagine 80,000 traders in a stadium with a keyboard on their lap, accessing SCHWAB.COM at exactly the same time. Charles Schwab has over 2.2 million customers online. Sixty-one percent of their trades (close to 7 billion dollars every week) happen on the Internet.
  • Lehigh Valley Safety Supply has been in business since 1978, with 22 employees and approximately 6.75 million in sales. SAFETYSHOES.COM sells steel-toed boots on the Internet, with plans to put up 270 styles online — that's 15,000 items. Web-based commerce can be built a lot cheaper than an $80,000 shoe truck.

Are you ready to become an e-business? For over 30 years IBM has been the leader in Online Transaction Processing, so it is no wonder that IBM is in the best position to meet the demands of customers pursuing advanced e-commerce. IBM's Design Center for e-transaction processing expands the network of support available to IBM customers pursuing this goal. More about this exciting new solution enabler later.

Performance Advantages

The G6 servers provide excellent scalability in terms of additional performance benefit as the number of processors increase. In general, the G6, Model ZZ7, provides a capacity increase 45%-55% over the 9672-YX6.

The CMOS99 Family of processors provide a significant performance boost over the 9672-G5 processors. In general:

  • The new models X17 through XX7 provide approximately 1.35 to 1.40 times the performance of corresponding 9672-T16 through RX6 models.
  • The new models Z17 through ZX7 provide approximately 1.33 to 1.39 times the performance of the corresponding 9672-Y16 through YX6 models.
  • The new 11- and 12-way models (XY7, XZ7, ZY7, and ZZ7) provide additional capacity for applications that can exploit additional engines such as applications developed for e-business as well as applications using the traditional interactive subsystems (CICS®, IMS™, and so on).

The Performance Improvements of the new 11- and 12-way models are highlighted below:

Relative to 9672-RX6                    Relative to 9672-YX6
 
9672-XY7 1.45 -- 1.49                   9672-ZY7 1.41 -- 1.45
9672-XZ7 1.50 -- 1.59                   9672-ZZ7 1.46 -- 1.56

Detailed performance data will be available in the LSPR*, available as follows:


    LSPR/PC: MKTTOOLS, June 15, 1999
    LSPR: MKTTOOLS, June 15, 1999, Package SC281187
    LSPR: Internet, June 15, 1999
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Contact your IBM representative for information how to access LSPR.

G5 and G6: Excellence in 1999

Up to 35% Performance Boost — Model to Model, in 9 Months: This performance boost is the result of designing a Processor Unit (PU) capable of performing at a faster cycle time, as well as designing a multichip module infrastructure that enables a greater number of PUs to work effectively within a Single System image. The G6 Xn7 models have a cycle time of 1.8 ns (10% to 25% faster than G5 models). The G6 Zn7 models have a cycle time of 1.57 ns (20% to 40% improvement over G5 models).

The maximum number of CPs available in a single system image has increased from 10 to 12. G6 Processor Units work in binodal clusters of seven (two processor sets per system). G6, like G5, utilizes a processor on a chip and a system-on-module design. All levels of G6 memory (L1, L2, L3) are run at faster cycle times than G5 to support G6's PUs. The introduction of the G6 series within 9 months after the G5, has been accomplished due to design similarity and technology exploitation. CMOS 1999 models have a very extendable structure that assists in the exploitation of denser CMOS technology. Busses within the structure were initially designed to provide G6 models with enough bandwidth to prevent bottlenecks.

Multichip Module (MCM) Excellence, now 14 Processor Units: The G6 MCM is very similar to G5's MCM. The 88 layer Glass ceramic substrate is used to provide high speed connections between 31 chips. G5 has 75 layers and 29 chips. Both G5 and G6 modules have 4224 pins, six thin film layers and two processor sets and plug into the same board. G6 models utilize the density of the copper interconnect technology, 7S, for extending the binodal cache structure from supporting 12 Processor Units to a 14 processor Uni model. G6's 7S CP chip is the same physical size as the G5. Both the G5 and G6 PU chip have 602 connections to the substrate. While the MCMs used in G6 use about 25% more energy than G5, (power ranges of 750 Watts to 970 Watts), the module energy demand is lower than the largest G4 module, but the performance has been increased as previously noted. All G6 and G5 model Y*6 MCMs are cooled using IBM's Modular Cooling Unit (MCU). MCU design, like IBM's power technology, incorporate an N+1 design point, enabling concurrent maintenance.

12-Way Symmetric Multi-Processor (MP): G6 has one of the best MP ratios in the industry. Both G5 and G6 systems can scale efficiently with their common, robust system infrastructure, which minimizes contention and bottlenecks. The ability to predict likely branches to allow instructions to be placed in Level 1 cache for use by the CP logic is a function of the G5/G6 Branch history table. This enables data to be ready for the CP's instruction and execution units to operate on it without waiting for a fetch of data. Both G5 and G6 eliminated the need for an L2.5 cache by using an advanced binodal cache structure to optimize multiprocessor performance. G5's binodal cache structure was designed with busses necessary to handle more processors. CMOS 7S design gives increased density so that an additional processor can be added without flattening the MP curve. The Storage Control chip, which has the most signal paths of any chip in either G5 (1190) or G6 (1228), efficiently controls the access and storing of data in 4 SD (Level 2) chips. By using 7S technology, G6 has not only doubled the size of L2 (to 16 MB), compared to G5 (8 MB), the L2 memory interleaving was doubled. This increase is analogous to the supermarket decreasing customer cashout by doubling the cashier stations (the chance to wait is reduced by 50%, by doubling the interleaving.) The larger cache and reduced chance of waiting yields up to 6% improvement in system throughput, with all other factors being held constant. A reduced cycle time reduces access time to memory even further. Even with an L2 miss, the faster G6 memory supports the CPs in a manner similar to G5. The availability of 14 PUs on a module gives added configuration flexibility to high-end N-way servers. G6 10-way models, the XX7 and ZX7, have the ability to be configured with two additional SAPs or ICFs; also these models have two spares that can be upgraded to CPs. Both G5s and G6s have PUs assigned in an optimized manner to yield consistent superior throughput and consistent performance, even if a sparing action takes place.

Modular Cooling Unit Value: The G6's MCU is a closed loop liquid cooling subsystem similar to the Modular Cooling Unit used on the largest G5 Turbo models, but at a lower temperature range (about 0°C). IBM's MCU incorporates R134A, an environmentally friendly refrigerant. IBM's MCU N+1 design closed loop cooling system increases the reliability of the server technology, and one half of the MCU may be serviced concurrently while the system is running. MCU sensors detect the installation site's air temperature and humidity and adjust the server interior environmentals accordingly.

Cache Hierarchy Comparison — Cycle Time/Access Time: When compared to models G4 and G5 levels 1, 2, and 2.5 caches, the G6 dense cache and interleaving allow the processor to avoid lengthy waits for data from main memory. G6s need to go to main memory less often, and when G6s do, they are significantly faster than previous generations of CMOS servers. G6s are 60% faster than G4s in getting data from L3. The robust cache structure in G6 models has increased the cache hit ratio and decreased the time required for fetches — a winning combination to improve application throughput on both single engines and multiprocessors. The shared cache structure of G6 models is one of the densest and fastest in the world, if not THE densest and fastest in the world, with 120 million transistors on the chip.

IBM's Tower Strategy for G5 and G6 Servers: IBM 9672 Parallel Enterprise Server models Generation 5 and 6 have six towers, or upgrade pathways. G5 has four towers, RA6-RB6, R16-RD6, T16-RX6, Y16-YX6. G6 models have two towers, X17-XZ7 and Z17-ZZ7. Within a tower, models can be upgraded non-disruptively via Licensed Internal Code (LIC) for permanent upgrades or temporary Capacity Backup Upgrades (CBUs). IBM can therefore leverage its service structure with CMOS technology to provide customers fast, non-disruptive, upgrades or CBU, if customers can plan a growth strategy within a tower, or MCM path. G5 and G6 upgrades within a tower (that use the same MCM and cycle time) can be concurrently upgraded.

Capacity Backup Upgrades: G6 models (except XZ7 and ZZ7) can be configured with processor units reserved for capacity backup capabilities. The combination of CBU fast activation (authorization) and non-disruptive upgrades allows a 1-way to upgrade up to a 12-way G6.

S/390 Generation 5 and Generation 6: The Balanced System

The new Generation 6 server continues the Parallel Enterprise Server tradition of blending architecture, hardware and software, to create a completely balanced solution that meets the robust demands of a dynamically changing IT industry. While incredibly fast processor cycle times and massive clustering of processors provide interesting reading and debates, it is actually being able to apply that power to solve today's business requirements that makes a Generation 6 server an industry leader, for example:

  • Growing traditional workloads and new workloads being migrated to S/390 platforms are driving the need for more performance. The Generation 6 server has responded by using the latest copper CMOS technology and 12 production processors which increase system performance by 50%.
  • e-business was just a vision a few years ago, and now it is a major force in driving the demand for faster LAN, WAN, and telecommunication speeds. The Generation 6 server has responded by supporting up to 12 OSA-Express features to alleviate LAN backbone bottlenecks.
  • Internet, intranet, Web enablements and new data intensive applications are placing massive amounts of data on networks that were unheard of when the Ethernet 1492 byte Maximum Transmission Unit frame size was defined.

    The Generation 6 server has responded by supporting up to 9000 byte jumbo frame sizes with OSA-Express' Gigabit Ethernet features.

  • Today's business environment has created an increase in TCP/IP traffic and bandwidth.

    The Generation 6 server, along with OS/390 V2R7, has responded with a new, highly efficient TCP/IP "fast path" through the system called Queued Direct Input/Output (QDIO).

  • Competing in today's high speed, business environment demands business intelligence and high speed decisions. That requires data — lots of data — that must be available and available now.

    The Generation 6 server responds with an available 24 FICON channels.

  • New high capacity architectures require new ways of thinking about performance.

    To assist in this change, RMF reporting is being enhanced in support of FICON and Gbe. With this support, a user can now perform root cause analysis to address possible bandwidth bottlenecks.

Increased processor capacity, additional high bandwidth channels, and faster Open Systems Adapters to match and support tools make it all work in harmony. Now, that's how you get on the road to the Web, with the G5 or G6 with OS/390 technology.

G6 Technology Excellence: Capacity Upgrade on Demand — Update

Capacity Upgrade on Demand

The Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD) function adds one or more Central Processors (CPs) or shared Internal Coupling Facilities (ICFs) non-disruptively. CPs can be added to the G5 or G6 server with no system power down and no associated re-IML/IPLs. Initially CUoD will non-disruptively add processing capacity to OS/390 and VM/ESA® native configurations and shared CP PR/SM™ partitions only. With CUoD it is possible to only add Processor Units (PUs). Removing a PU is disruptive today and will continue to be disruptive.

The Capacity Upgrade on Demand function is based on new S/390 Configuration Reporting Architecture. Configuration Reporting architecture provides detailed information on system-wide changes to the number of configured CPs, system serial number, plant of manufacture, CPU address, and other information. Key to the functioning of CUoD is a new instruction. The Store System Information instruction allows the operating system and the application software to dynamically determine the processing capacity of the S/390 server. The powerful Store System Information instruction can provide reporting of information on the general system, on all CPs, on a single CP, System serial numbers, functional characteristics, quantity and multiprocessor related data, information on LPAR and VM guest support.

Operating System Requirements

The installation must run OS/390 Release 1 or higher, with APAR OW37091 or VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2 or higher with required APAR VM62075.

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

Groundrules: CUoD will not be applicable:

  • If a model requires an engine size or cycle time change from the existing model. For example, an RA6 can not upgrade to an R16, nor can an R16 upgrade to a RB6. Examples of nondisruptive, valid upgrades are: RA6 to RB6; R16 to R26, RC6 to RD6; T16 to T26, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, R86, R96, RX6; R36 to R46, R56, R66; R76 to R86, R96, RX6; Y16 to Y26, Y36, Y46, Y56, Y66, Y76, Y86, Y96, YX6; X17 to X27, X37, X47, X57, X67, X77, X87, X97, XX7, XY7, XZ7; Z17 to Z27, Z37, Z47, Z57, Z67, Z77, Z87, Z97, ZX7, ZY7, ZZ7. Refer to the Plan-Ahead Planning Guide for more paths.
  • If a new MCM is required: MCM boundaries are:
    1. RD6 (top of the 6 PU module)
    2. R66 (top of the 8 PU module). Note this exclusion can be lifted by use of feature 7990, 12 PU "super-sizer", and feature 1998.
    3. RX6 (top of 12 PU)
    4. YX6 (top of Turbo 12 PU)
    5. XZ7 (top of X models)
    6. ZZ7 (top of G6 family)

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

  • If a second Crypto Coprocessor is required, such as models RA6, R16, T16, Y16, X17, or Z17, (which utilize one Crypto Coprocessor), an IML is necessary to enable the second Crypto Coprocessor (if the RA6 has upgraded to a RB6, an R16 to a R26, a T16 to a T26, a Y16 to a Y26, an X17 to a X27, or a Z17 to a Z27).
  • If an additional SAP must be added: This only affects the R36, R46, R56 and R66 when upgrading to a R76, R86, R96 or RX6. If a second SAP has been added prior to upgrading, the upgrade can be concurrent. Also, feature 7990 and feature 1998 allow models R36, R46, R56, and R66 to be upgraded to models R76, R86, R96 and RX6 using CUoD.
  • If a logical processing unit is added to an LPAR partition: LPAR partitions must be deactivated and the partition redefined to add a logical processor. Then the partition must be reactivated and the applications reIPLed without affecting other partitions.

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

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

Using the Concurrent Conditioning Feature #1999

Available on New Build or Upgrades to all G6 models: Not Applicable to model R06

The Concurrent Conditioning Feature assists customers wishing to exploit the Capacity Upgrade on Demand function by conditioning a G6 for concurrent I/O installation and planning the installation in advance of disruptive additions (for example, memory) that would prevent a concurrent upgrade. This involves:

  • Determining the correct MCM from which higher models can be upgraded.
  • Determining the memory required for additional capacity. MEMORY UPGRADES are disruptive and will continue to be disruptive. Memory requirements must be analyzed. Once the future memory requirement is known, the appropriate memory can be ordered and either pre-installed or else identified to the site that installation of additional memory will be disruptive.

    The following summarizes the minimum and maximum G6 memory offerings by model:

    • Models X17 through ZZ7: Min 5 GB — Max 32 GB
  • Analyzing Software releases and LIC release schedule. As migration to new releases are disruptive, migrations must be addressed.

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

  1. Use the order process configurator to define a future ("TO-BE") configuration.
  2. The TO-BE configuration will specified to include up to three I/O cages.
  3. The TO-BE configuration will be determined by first executing the configurator then adding any features that are desired in the TO-BE configuration.
  4. The configurator will then allow the user to process a CURRENT configuration for the server order that is the initial, or starting server configuration.
  5. The features and cables plugged and placed in the CURRENT server configuration, in preparation for the TO-BE configuration will be indicated as hot-pluggable or not hot-pluggable.
  6. Any feature or cable that is not hot-pluggable must be installed in the CURRENT server configuration in order to condition the system for the nondisruptive addition of future features.
  7. The CURRENT configuration is determined by subtracting the results of the TO-BE server configuration, from the results of the CURRENT server configuration, then adding the features that are NOT hot-pluggable/unpluggable.
  8. Features in the CURRENT configuration will be balanced across the I/O cages that are installed.
  9. All cables will be installed, STI to FIBB and so on.
  10. The configurator will allow ICFs, SAPs and Memory features to be over-ridden, if the user opts to install fewer features in the CURRENT configuration, than identified in the TO-BE configuration. If necessary, feature counts are overridden, a warning message advises that the upgrade is disruptive when the TO-BE configuration is activated.
  11. Two reports will be provided: a CHPID report for the CURRENT configuration and a PLANNING report for the TO-BE configuration.
  12. TO-BE configurations are available for both New Build and MESs.
  13. MES orders will not re-balance the base configuration.
  14. If the user configures an MES using the Concurrent Conditioning Feature #1999, and does not add any new features to the base system, the only cards or cables moved, added or deleted will be to satisfy the TO-BE configuration.
  15. Certain I/O Feature Exchanges or Feature Conversions may apply to the TO-BE configuration. Refer to the Order Configurator for specific situations.

PR/SM™ Configurations supporting Multiple Partitions that Share a Pool of CPs, support Concurrent CP Upgrades. PR/SM code, once signalled that one or more CPs have been made available to the configuration, will vary them on line automatically into the "shared pool" of CPs, and begin full utilization of the added capacity. For example, a pool of eight physical CPs are shared between two LPARs — one LPAR is defined to have six logical CPs and the other is defined to have three logical CPs (for a total of nine logical CPs). A physical CP can be added to the active pool of eight CPs to effectively increase the available sharable pool capacity among the partitions, to nine CPs.

The Internal Coupling Facility processor on the G5 & G6 are separately purchased, and are treated differently than a spare PU. The ICF may also be a CF partition configured on the server. The ICF shares the exclusion of software license charges like the R06 or a 9674. Coupling capacity does not incur software charges and potentially lowers the cost of configuring systems in a Parallel Sysplex. By using the server's infrastructure (power, cooling, mechanical, memory, logic, service element) for coupling, an ICF reduces the power, cooling and space costs versus those of a standalone Coupling Facility such as a 9674 or a R06. An ICF processor may also have reduced maintenance charges over an earlier generation of standalone Coupling Facility which has thousands of parts to maintain in addition to the Coupling Facility Control Code. The reduced maintenance price of an ICF reflects the lower maintenance required by an ICF, over a Standalone Coupling Facility (9674 or R06).

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

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

G5/G6's ICF is attractive for both test and production workloads. The G5 and G6 have improved coupling connections. One in particular, the Internal Coupling (IC) channel, is ideal for an ICF coupling to the OS/390 partitions inside the same CEC with more efficiency than any other coupling link. The linkless IC couples with more efficiency and in a more cost-effective manner than physical channels. IC channel paths are defined on otherwise blocked CHIPID numbers. The IC reduces the cost of Parallel Sysplex while improving its performance. G5/G6's other new coupling connection, the Integrated Cluster Bus (ICB), has approximately 280 MB/sec bandwidth or three times the maximum bandwidth of the improved coupling links on G3 and G4 HiPerLinks. The performance boost from the ICBs connecting G5/G6 together with the reduced cost and minimized complexity of ICFs is a valuable combination.

ICFs are ideal for coupling Resource Sharing, or Systems Enabled Parallel Sysplexes. Simplified systems management can be achieved by using XCF structures versus ESCON® Channel to Channel connections. Improved scalability is possible while Systems Enabled when either GRS STAR or RACF is used. With GRS Star, the traditional ring mode protocol for enqueue propagation is replaced by a star topology where the CF (or ICF) is the hub. By using the GRS STAR, enqueue service times can be reduced up to 10X. RACF can leverage command propagation in a Sysplex to refresh each System's copy of the RACF database. One step further is when RACF caches its entire database in the CF. This provides high speed access to security profiles.

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

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

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

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

For additional information on exploiters, refer to CF Configuration Alternatives: A Positioning Paper GF225042 on the Parallel Sysplex home page.

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

Special Configuration Fast Activation (CBU Fast Activate): For customers with a valid Attachment for S/390 Emergency Backup Upgrade in place and the appropriate Capacity Backup features identified (engines are identified by feature #7994, #7995, #7996, #7997 or #7998 depending on model) an option to electronically activate their Capacity Backup Configuration is available.

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

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

Connectivity Enabler: Systems Assist Processor (SAP) Capacity: G5/G6 servers have been designed to provide enough SAP capacity for TPF and non-TPF workloads. The SAP capacity of G5/G6s will vary with workload environments and the model. It is possible to have up to five additional SAPs for a total of seven SAPs on some G5/G6 models. The SAP performance is characterized in the following ways:

  • In an ideal laboratory capacity benchmarking environment where there is no contention for channels, ESCON directors, Control Units or devices, a G5 SAP has the capacity to process 37,000 start subchannels/second (ssch/sec). G5 or G6 models with two SAPs standard have a capacity of 74,000 ssch/sec.
  • TPF environments where requests may get queued at the channel instead of the SAP have a capacity of 20,000 to 24,000 ssch/sec. G5/G6s with two SAPs standard have a capacity in the TPF environment of 40,000 to 48,000 ssch/sec.
  • Non-TPF environments where ESCON path busy conditions are redriven by the SAP (assume one redrive for each ssch) have a capacity of 12,000 to 15,000 ssch/sec. G5 and G6 models with two SAPs standard have a capacity of 24,000 to 30,000 start ssch/sec. Higher I/O rates are possible with better tuned configurations and if additional SAPs are added. Conversely lower rates are also possible with poorly tuned environments.

Shared ICF Processors on a 9672-Rn6, Yn6, Xn7, Zn7: This new function defines ICFs as shared processors in an LPAR partition on the same server that has the potential for an OS/390 partition. Currently, CPs may be shared between any partitions, and ICFs may be shared in 9672-R06 partitions, but ICFs may not be shared when an OS/390 partition may also be defined. Given IBM's strategy towards all CF partitions using ICFs, it is necessary to support shared ICFs in this configuration to allow the same functions as when CPs are defined.

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

RMF supports multiple CP types, reported via Diagnose 204 and 224; SPEs will be available June 1999. An upcoming architecture will define 1-byte codes for CP types (general purpose and ICF) so that the partition data report can separate the two shared pools of processors (CPs and ICFs).

Shared ICFs are required in order to nondisruptively add ICFs to future configurations with CUoD. Adding ICFs nondisruptively to a shared pool of ICFs is enabled with code.

S/390 Resource Sharing on G5 and G6 Servers

S/390 Resource Sharing is the superior way to run multiple systems even in a non-database datasharing environment. Resource Sharing requires no standalone coupling facility. In most cases all necessary components are in the installation's environment today, enabling a drop-in of system-provided functions.

S/390 Resource Sharing is available via a combination of S/390 functions (for example, G5/G6's ICF, ICB, IC and OS 390 Release 7 with Shared Catalog).

Background: As businesses grow and corporate data centers consolidate under the same organization, the number of configured LPARs (OS/390 Images) increase as a natural result. While OS/390 can easily handle the mixture of varied workloads under the same image, in many cases workloads do not get merged. Therefore, the number of LPARs an installation has to support continues to grow, as business requirements grow. Each O/S 390 LPAR, regardless of whether they are on a single server footprint or across multiple footprints, require basic resources to function such as datasets, tape drives, consoles, log data, system catalog, access to the JES2 checkpoint, and so on.

S/390 Resource Sharing takes these resources that are common across multiple logical partitions and manages them as a single shared resource, coordinated with the use of Coupling Technology to provide ease of management, operations, improved performance/scalability and reduced total cost of computing.

In a single footprint environment, the IBM G5 and G6 servers are optimally suited to manage the multiple shared resources across LPARs, with the most cost effective and the best ease-of-use solution available. S/390 Resource Sharing, together with the fundamental computing power of G5 and G6 servers, running Internal Coupling Facilities, connected to by Internal Coupling channels, and PR/SM code, enable a single point of control for shared system resources. This foundation to minimize resource duplication is achieved with no additional server hardware.

Images distributed across multiple footprints also gain with installation of G5 or G6 servers for the same reasons identified with single footprint examples, with additional support of S/390's exclusive Integrated Cluster Bus (ICB).

Availability with resource sharing is not compromised, as failure independence is not a requirement. (Refer to CF Alternatives , a white paper on IBM's Parallel Sysplex Web site for more details.)

S/390 Resource Sharing is easily configured. Over 1200 customers are currently using one or more of the exploiter examples listed below, in both multi-CEC and single CEC environment:

Exploiter             Function                   Benefit
 
OS/390 XCF Star       High Speed Signaling       Simplified System
 (Signalling)                                     Def.
OS/390 System Logger  OPERLOG and LOGREC         Improved Systems
                       logstream                  Management
OS/390 Allocation     Shared Tape                Resource sharing/
                                                 reduce cost
OS/390GRS Star        Resource Serialization     Improved ENQ/DEQ
Security Server        (RACF)                    High speed access
                                                  to security
                                                  profiles
                                                  (Performance)
JES2                  Checkpoint                 Systems Management
SmartBatch            Cross Systems BatchPipes(R)Load  Balancing
VTAM(R) GR (non LU6.2)Generic Resource for TSO   Session Balance/
                                                  avail
OS/390 Shared Cat.    Shared Master/User         Systems Performance
                       Catalogs                   Management & cost

For additional information on exploiters, refer to: Value of Resource Sharing, white paper GF225115, on the Parallel Sysplex home page, at:

IBM Global Services has a series of service offerings to assist you with installation of S/390 Resource Sharing. This is described at:

or directly via:

IBM Operational Support Services for Parallel Sysplex Exploitation

  • Customizing your Parallel Sysplex installation and Systems Exploitation:
    • 0001 — System Logger for Operation Log/Logout Recorder
    • 0002 — GRS Ring to GRS Star Conversion
    • 0004 — Shared Tape Implementation
    • 0011 — VTAM for Generic Resources
    • 0012 — Sysplex Message Traffic Analysis
    • 0003 — ARM implementation
  • Automation and Operations
    • 0013 — Remote Console Operations Design
    • 0014 — Remote Console Operations Implementation
    • 0015 — System and Workload Startup and Shutdown Analysis

IBM's Design Center for e-transaction Processing

Integrating all the systems that are required to complete the "business transaction" over the Web is what becoming an e-business is all about. Enabling all of the IT transactions to complete end-to-end in real time, without intervention, is what Advanced Transaction Processing is all about. Advanced Transaction Processing is the enabling technology that permits companies to create systems that can handle both the increasing volume and the increasing sophistication of e-business transactions in a secure, highly available environment, Industry leaders are totally integrating their existing business systems with the Web. More than that, they are using Internet technologies to integrate these business systems with each other, into a seamless whole that permits complete, end-to-end business transactions to happen in real time. It's enabling them to totally transform the way they do business. In some cases new leaders are emerging, in other cases today's leaders are enhancing their position; in all cases having a e-commerce strategy with an IT structure that can meet the pressures that online e-commerce presents will be key to maintaining a leadership position. Doing all of the necessary integration, with scalability and high qualities of service may be a challenge at any level, especially if IT is not your core business. For over 30 years IBM has been the leader in Online Transaction Processing. IBM is positioned to meet the requirements of businesses pursuing advanced e-business; to further enable business transition, IBM is announcing its Design Center for e-transaction processing . This center expands the network of support available to businesses striving to excel in advanced e-business. Customers can understand state of the art technologies and optimum practices for advanced e-business. Learning is only the start of the path to advanced e-business. Within the center, businesses may personally build their advanced e-business applications constructing an end-to-end e-business environment, customized and proven against individual business objectives — the right path for your business success.

IBM will work with you through the entire process; helping you with the design of the application, choice of technologies and ensuring that not only all parts work together, but that all elements can handle the explosive growth that successful applications expect in the Web world.

IBM's Commitment to e-business at the Center

  • Help business with their vision of advanced e-business achieve their goal.
  • Verify the capability of appropriate products with validated design practice, and test, of a business' proposed solution to e-business implementation.
  • Ensure business customers can demonstrate e-commerce leadership, with their applications developed through the center.

Who Comes to the Center?

The center is designed to help customers pursuing very advanced e-business implementations.

  • Complexity of the implementation. Priority will be given to first of a kind usage.

What Will a Business Find at the Center?

The center's focus is on the build and run portion of the e-business cycle. Customers may come back at a later date, as new technologies and their needs evolve, but the focus will be to exploit their existing IT infrastructure in combination with the latest Internet and application technologies.

  • The center will integrate links with the thought leadership in IBM research, Santa Theresa, Hursley, Websphere and Server Group to partner with businesses and develop the most effective implementation for their current requirements as well as growth and flexibility for future needs.

The Center will Provide:

  • Education — Tailored to Application Needs
    • Application Framework, Java™, Component Broker, EJB
    • Use of Web Technologies, connectors, and so forth
    • Best Design Practices for Scalable Web Commerce Applications
    • UNIX, TCP/IP
    • Net.commerce
  • Application-specific assistance
    • Design consulting
    • Capacity Planning
    • Implementation Planning
  • Lab and tools access
    • Web Design Tools
    • Application Design Tools
    • Testing Tools
    • Sample Programs
  • Application Prototyping
    • All connections, SW Levels/Products
    • Demonstrate functionality
    • Limited Stress Testing
  • Access to Internet Security Skills

What Happens Upon Completion of the Center's Project: After successful completion of their residency in the center, the customer and the accompanying service professional (such as an IBM Business Partner or Systems Integrator) may either move to other centers in IBM for benchmarking or take the application built at the center to higher scale levels (Dallas, Montpelier, or Gaithersburg) or return to their own location for completion of the project within their own data center. A warm transfer with the services team by virtue of their participation in the center activity ensures no time or knowledge is lost in that transfer.

Year 2000

This product is Year 2000 ready, when used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.

Product Positioning

OS/390 Version 2 Release 7 Update

OS/390 continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing demands of enterprise computing. The latest release is based upon over thirty years experience and a long-standing reputation for scalability, availability, security, ability to run multiple workloads, open interoperability and cost-effective total cost-of-computing: the pillars of enterprise computing. This release addresses the needs of three distinct groups of customers:

  • Existing MVS™ customers
  • Version 1 and Version 2 OS/390 customers
  • New customers without prior experience with MVS or OS/390

OS/390 support of e-business, enterprise applications, and the middleware infrastructure is important to each of these groups.

OS/390 is not a vague promise of some future enterprise computing greatness, such as that offered by alternate platforms who are "Mainframe-like." OS/390 is utilized now by thousands of major corporations worldwide for business-critical applications. The latest release adds even more industry-leading function and performance.

OS/390 compares very favorably with competition in mixed workload management, data sharing, integrated hardware and software cryptography, dynamic workload balancing of both the computing complex and the network, linear scalability, I/O parallelism, fault tolerance, change tolerance, fault isolation, and disaster recovery

OS/390 and IBM S/390 servers have an outstanding security system and the industry's only workload management system, both of which are necessary to do effective e-business or to consolidate file/print or application servers. Add continuous availability and virtually unlimited scalability and a suite of global services, and you have a great end-to-end solution for your enterprise computing challenges.

With OS/390, you can access and integrate traditional business information to exploit new opportunities for a competitive advantage, as well as align your technology solutions for the enterprise with demands in the marketplace for e-business, enterprise applications, server consolidation, and business intelligence. OS/390 expects to remain the defining standard of enterprise computing. The goal of OS/390 is to enable continuous access for any legitimate user anywhere to resources and data with speed and ease. By achieving this, OS/390 will continue to enable the world's leading organizations to adapt successfully and thrive in ever-changing environments. There has never been a better time to get on, to stay on and to grow on the S/390 platform.

OS/390 Release 7 Content Summary

  • e-business
    • Improved Web serving performance, function, and secure access to data
    • Network Communications Server (Fast Response Cache Accelerator)
    • WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 — New Release 
    • Updated with latest standards for Internet/Extranet security
  • Applications
    • Language Environment performance, functions, and RAS improved
    • Significant UNIX System Services performance enhancements
  • Server Consolidation
    • Network Security Enhancements and Directory Services (Open Crypto and LDAP)
    • Further strengthen security for TN3270 users
    • DFS enhancements, performance, and RAS
    • Enhanced Systems Management Integration through Tivoli Management Framework
    • Centralized Management of Java clients and applications
  • Business Intelligence
    • UNIX Parallel Environment performance and usability improvements
  • Technology Leadership
    • DFSMS™ Storage Management performance and functions enhancements (HFS, HSM, OAM, SMS)
  • Euro Support
    • Delivery and Installation
  • UNIX
    • SMP/E changes exploited for reduced post-install work for UNIX

OS/390 V2/R7 Content for e-business: OS/390 continues to evolve as the platform of choice for highly available, scalable, and secure e-business support. Recently completed testing with an industry standard SpecWeb96 benchmark running on a single S/390 server (a 10-Way S/390 G5 Server), measured 21,591 SpecWeb operations per second, a 50% increase over the previous record. The Fast Response Cache Accelerator function in eNetwork™ Communications Server employed by the HTTP Server in OS/390 V2R7 was a key enabler to achieving these results.

OS/390 Version 2 Release 7 provides most of the functional capabilities of the WebSphere Application Server Enterprise Edition for OS/390 offering. Along with a Java Developers Kit (JDK), this release of OS/390 provides an e-business environment with the availability, scalability and security required for critical e-business applications. Enhancements in OS/390 Release 7 include:

  • The WebSphere Application Server V1.1 comes integrated in OS/390 Release 7. WebSphere Application Server V1.1 has been available by ftp download for OS/390 V2 R5 and R6 users.

    WebSphere Application Server V1.1 provides the capability to deploy Java servlets on S/390. Built on the licensed Java Server Toolkit from JavaSoft, the WebSphere Application Server takes full advantage of the advanced features of the Java Web Server. The write once, deploy anywhere advantage of servlets is available. You can develop and test applications that are compliant with WebSphere protocols and then deploy these applications on platforms like OS/390 that are WebSphere compliant.

WebSphere Application Server V1.1 supports the latest Java Development Kit. This release includes:

  • Support for applications developed using the IBM WebSphere Studio V1.0 toolset. Support for session-tracking APIs.
  • A graphical interface for easier servlet management.
  • Security improvements.
  • Java Server Pages that offer support for dynamic page content.

HTTP Server for OS/390: This release provides significant performance improvements for static Web page serving by exploiting the Fast Response Cache Accelerator function offered by eNetwork Communications Server for OS/390 in Release 7. ApplEnv Remote Configuration gives you the ability to configure application environments for workload management through configuration and administrations forms rather than editing directives in the server configuration file. This provides an easy-to-use interface for the update and management of this information.

Digital Certificate authentication is supported for any X.509 format digital certificate issued by a Certificate Authority. In addition, the HTTP server, in Release 7, supports strong authentication of digital certificates issued by IBM Vault Registry, including checks for revoked certificates via Vault Registry's Certificate Revocation List (CRL). Certificate Authority (CA) Servlet can be used to issue locally produced digital certificates suitable for use in Netscape and Microsoft™ Internet Explorer browsers and in other SSL applications that support X.509 certificates.

eNetwork Communications Server for OS/390 (CS OS/390) provides enhanced usability, availability, connectivity and performance for TCP/IP in a Parallel Sysplex and other environments through offering the following:

World Class Performance for Web Page Processing

  • New technology to dramatically improve network integration for mixed SNA and TCP/IP networking environments.
  • Leading-edge solution to allow a network administrator to control the performance characteristics of IP data packets Triple DES support for virtual private networks (VPN).
  • Expanded network addressing to support large-scale use of TN3270e server and other applications.
  • SNMP Version 3 securely protects valuable network management information for TCP/IP networks.

New OS/390 Release 8 Security Server RACF Digital Certificate Support

(Not Previewed in February OS/390 Announcement)

The core enabling technology for secure e-business is the digital certificate. Digital certificates provide a basis for establishment of secure sessions between partners in an e-business transaction. With the RACF component of the OS/390 Release 4 Security Server, RACF provided the ability to store digital certificates in the RACF database, and to associate a digital certificate with a RACF user ID. Typically, this is used to map a browser user certificate to a RACF user ID for controlling access to S/390 resources. More of this important element of e-business is covered in the following section.

Security for the e-business Culture

As servers grow to the capacity of Generation 5 and 6, evolution of e-business application security must keep pace. Many new security models have emerged from the Internet-based technology world, just as there are new needs from advanced object and Java programming models. Implicit in 1999's support for large scale e-business applications by S/390 is the security and directory support provided by OS/390 and by G5 and G6 server's Cryptographic Coprocessor.

Enterprise Directories: The industry is quickly moving to an Enterprise Directory model. This model proposes having just one secure directory containing all configuration and security information for many network applications and middleware products. With a single directory, the management, coordination, and protection of this key information is easier to handle. An Enterprise Directory requires all the characteristics that make S/390 an Enterprise Server. A G5/G6 server is ideal in the role of an Enterprise Directory server.

OS/390 provides two directories that can be considered to be in the Enterprise Directory category. Each benefit from the strengths of S/390.

  • First is Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), a fast-growing technology for new network application development. It is a standards-based directory capability implemented with both LDAP Client and LDAP Server components on OS/390. It was recently enhanced on OS/390 with Java support, LDAP access to RACF information, and LDAP client authentication using RACF. It also supports multiple LDAP servers on multiple systems in a Parallel Sysplex environment for added scalability.
  • Second, is Novell Directory Services (NDS) on OS/390. NDS has been popular among customers in a distributed environment for some time now. NDS on OS/390 moves and consolidates NDS directories from distributed platforms onto S/390. You can now have the robust characteristics of S/390 as the underpinning of your vital NDS directory.

Each directory has its unique strengths and capabilities. IBM provides both on OS/390 to allow you to choose the directory capability that best meets your needs and have it implemented on a highly available, highly secure S/390 server.

Open Cryptographic Services Facility: To provide a consistent approach to implementing security for Internet and intranet applications, the industry has been looking to standard architecture definitions. Common Data Security Architecture (CDSA), has been adopted by OpenGroup as an industry standard for such services. CDSA was proposed by Intel and is supported by many industry vendors including IBM. It provides common interfaces in an open architecture for security and cryptographic functions. CDSA supports standard functions provided by a set of plug-in service modules offering flexible and configurable use of cryptography, certificate management, trust policy management, key and certificate lookup, storage and retrieval. OS/390 Version 2 Release 7 provides many CDSA functions through the new Open Cryptographic Services Facility.

The real benefit of CDSA is that it standardizes the interfaces that vendors and customers would use in writing applications that need cryptographic and certificate services. The ability to deploy cryptography enabled applications across an enterprise is enhanced with this application enabling support. It is a key part of the emerging Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology on OS/390.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL): Secure communications in e-business applications over the Internet increasingly rely on SSL as a crucial security protocol. By its design, SSL requires more processing to complete the handshakes and encryption. Large scale secure Web serving expands the use of SSL and requires SSL with good performance characteristics. Recent enhancements to SSL on OS/390 made a 14X increase in SSL performance for Web serving. Part of this improvement was provided by improved SSL path length and part was provided by use of the CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor. These improvements are carried forward into the new OS/390 Version 2 Release 7 function, System SSL, which provides a common callable set of SSL API functions to help all application developers exploit the high security and encryption capabilities of SSL. Future improvements to SSL performance will be reflected in System SSL and will therefore automatically benefit its users.

Certified for Security: The need for security certification is no longer restricted to governments. With the explosion of Internet technology and e-business, commercial users are increasingly concerned about security issues. You want some assurance that the technology you choose for your business can meet the same stringent security as government and defense users require.

S/390 has acquired two certifications that confirm IBM's capability:

  • FIPS 140-1 Level 4: This security certification is known as the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-1 Level 4, and is granted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a federal agency established by the U.S. Government to certify that cryptographic products meet stringent security requirements for use in government systems. The standard defines several levels of security attributes that cryptographic modules must meet. These include access controls, security policy enforcement, physical security, key storage, resistance to tampering, and rigorous proofs of proper cryptographic operation. Level 4 is the highest level of security defined by FIPS 140-1. According to NIST, the S/390 CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor meets the stringent physical requirements of this standard, including protection from tampering, which includes deletion of highly sensitive information. Currently, only 1 other product in the world has attained this highest FIPS 140-1 Level 4 validation, and that is another IBM product, the 4758 PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor for PCI-bus platforms.
  • ITSEC E4: IBM has received an E4 security certificate for its Processor Resource/Systems Manager™ (PR/SM) product for the IBM S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ — Generation 5 family of CMOS technology Processors. PR/SM was evaluated against the ITSEC — the European Union's Information Technology Security Evaluation Criteria. IBM remains the only company to have received this award. The E4 evaluation establishes S/390 PR/SM as the industry leading secure consolidation platform and validates the S/390 server processor family as an ideal building block for business solutions integrating e-business applications and existing corporate workloads onto a single platform. It provides a very high degree of assurance that PR/SM can be used in environments where separation of workloads is a requirement, but also where the use of a single hardware platform is desirable for economy, flexibility, security or management. PR/SM provides secure isolation by preventing the flow of information between logical processor partitions. This isolation may be used where the separation is based on need to know, where data at differing security classifications sensitivities must be kept apart. You can run e-business applications in one partition, and corporate workloads, another partition on the same processor with the assurance that users in one partition have no access to information or resources in any other partition on the system.

The E4 level of certification for PR/SM, together with the FIPS 140-1 Level 4 certification for the S/390 CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor, makes the G5 and G6 servers, the world's leading secure platform.

OS/390 V2R8 Security Server RACF Digital Certificate: The core enabling technology for secure e-business is the digital certificate. Digital certificates provide a basis for the establishment of secure sessions between partners in an e-business transaction. With the RACF component of the OS/390 Release 4 Security Server, RACF provided the ability to store digital certificates in the RACF database and to associate a digital certificate with a RACF user ID. Typically, this is used to map a browser user's certificate to a RACF user ID for controlling access to S/390 resources.

A crucial part of implementing digital certificates in e-business applications is the secure management of the certificates used to identify server processes. It is essential that the identities of these server processes be provable to the client through use of certificates and an uncompromised chain of trust. These certificates also have encryption keys associated with them that are private and must not be revealed. In OS/390 V2R8, the RACF component of the OS/390 Security Server will provide functions to help manage server certificates and help protect server private keys in a uniform and secure way. Specifically, functions will be added to:

  • Generate digital certificates and digital certificate requests for servers executing on OS/390
  • Securely store server private keys using the OS/390 cryptographic hardware and control access to those keys using RACF and ICSF
  • Manage certificate authority certificates at the system level, allowing the establishment of a consistent system-wide security policy
  • Process certificate requests from other systems

Through the use of ICSF for private key storage and a "common key ring" architecture that allows the definition of a consistent system-wide security policy, OS/390 continues to be the industry-leading secure platform for e-business servers. These services are important for any server that requires server-side certificates.

These functions compliment IBM's SecureWay™ Vault Registry services, which provide certificate management and life-cycle services for both client and server certificates.

IBM's Continuing Evolution of Parallel Sysplex

IBM has made several enhancements to the G5 and G6 hardware, OS/390, and Licensed Internal Code (LIC) furthering evolution of the Parallel Sysplex, exclusive to the G5 and G6 server environment. This support, in a Resource Sharing environment will optimize the system's management, increase flexibility, simplify configurations, and reduce costs.

Non-Disruptive Growth from 1 to 384 Engines: Capacity Upgrade on Demand function, combined with careful Plan-Ahead enables adding one or more Central Processors (CPs) or shared Internal Coupling Facilities (ICFs) non-disruptively. CPs can be added to the G5 and G6 with no system power down, no associated IML/IPL, and no disruption to application processing. This capability, via IBM's Parallel Sysplex Cluster technology, enables capacity growth from a single G5 engine up through 32 G6 12-way servers.

Model R06 — The Industry's Most Powerful Standalone Coupling Facility: The S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server model 9672 R06 standalone coupling facility offers the industry's most powerful coupling facility. In terms of uniprocessor and CEC overall capacity, it supports up to 10 ICF G5 or G6 processors (dedicated or shared), with memory of up to 24 GB. The model R06 provides the most robust CF capability, as the CPC is wholly dedicated to running the CFCC microcode (all of the processors, channels and memory are for CF use only.) Installations using S/390 Resource Sharing do not require a standalone coupling facility and may choose to use a G5 or G6 server with the Internal Coupling Facility.

The R06 has more capability than the 9674 C05, its predecessor CF:

  • Up to double the capacity of the 9674 C05.
  • Supports up to 24 Internal Cluster Buses with up to 255 MB/sec bandwidth.
  • Up to 10 ICFs that can run in Shared or Dedicated CF partition.
  • Supports Dynamic ICF expansion across ICFs.
  • Upgradeable to 9672 G5 or G6 server models.
  • Supports up to 32 HiPerLinks.

The standalone CF provides the most robust CF capability, as the CPC is wholly dedicated to running the CFCC microcode (All of the processors, channels and memory are for CF use only). Customer installations that perceive the requirement for CF capacity beyond the R06 may advise their IBM representative of the requirement.

Internal Coupling Channel (IC): The G5/G6 servers support the Internal Coupling channel, which is a Licensed Internal Code "linkless" coupling channel between CF LPARs and OS/390 LPARs on the same CEC. This design eliminates the overhead associated with LPAR-simulation of CF coupling links, previously supported via the Internal Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF), to enable potential performance benefit. Additionally, the IC has significant value beyond the performance characteristics. LPARs using ICs to communicate internally within a CEC (either CF LPARs or OS/390 partitions) can simultaneously use HiPerLinks or ICBs to communicate with CFs or OS/390 systems external to the CEC. This flexibility eliminates the need to "wrap" a coupling link to the same CEC to communicate internally. The restrictions associated with ICMF are eliminated and internal channel communication performance can be greatly improved when comparing IC to ICMF. The IC offers a performance benefit over the use of ICBs when OS/390 and the CF partition that it communicates with reside within the same CEC (and is therefore the channel of choice for this type of configuration). The average data transfer rate of the IC channel is about 700 MB/second on a G5 Turbo server, and scales with the processor speed. The coupling efficiency for an average datasharing workload will improve by up to 1% when IC channels are used in place of ICBs. The coupling efficiency will improve by 1% to 4% when IC channels replace HiPerLinks in the configuration. With the IC technology, IBM S/390 clustered systems are able to scale in capacity without incurring additional overhead as the individual processors increase in engine speed with each successive processor generation.

Integrated Cluster Bus (ICB): The ICB offers both improved CF interconnect bandwidth and dramatically reduced command latency to/from the CF. The ICB, together with the ICs, support fully balanced systems that assist in enabling nearly linear scalability, in a Parallel Sysplex environment.

Software support of the Internal Coupling Channels and the Integrated Cluster Bus is required with OS/390 and VM/ESA. OS/390 APAR OW28556 provides software support for these new coupling channels. PTFs associated with this APAR are only available for OS/390 R3 and later. The VM/ESA guest support for the ICB is provided via a PTF for APAR VM61760. It is needed if a G5/G6 customer is running VM/ESA and OS/390 in different logical partitions on the same CEC, and ICBs are installed for OS/390. If VM/ESA is used to control dynamic I/O configuration changes on the CEC, this APAR will provide support for the ICBs.

Shared ICF and CPs on Server: This function, announced in January 1, 1999, is supported on 9672-Rn6, Yn6, Xn7, and Zn7 processors. ICFs can be defined as shared processors in an LPAR partition on the same server that has the potential for an OS/390 partition. Just as CPs may be shared between any partitions, ICFs may also be shared in G5 and G6 partitions. Given IBM's strategy towards all CF partitions using ICFs, it is necessary to support shared ICFs in this configuration to allow the same flexibility of functions as when CPs are defined. A significant number of installations define both a production and a test CF partition on the same machine, with processors shared between the two (with the production CF having a higher weight). As more workloads are enabled for full availability using ICF partitions on a CPC (with one or more OS/390 partitions) more installations will require shared ICF processors. RMF function has been added to report on different CP types. An architecture enhancement defines 1-byte codes for processor types (CP and ICF) so that the partition data report can separate the two shared pools of processors (physical and logical). Shared ICFs are required in order to nondisruptively add ICFs to future configurations with Capacity Upgrades on Demand.

Dynamic ICF Expansion Across ICFs (One Partition with Dedicated and Shared ICFs)

This function is an enhancement to the Dynamic ICF Expansion item first available on G4 servers. Installations are able to configure both dedicated ICFs and shared ICF processors to the same partition. The shared ICF processors can be shared across this and other CF partitions in order to more efficiently utilize ICF resources across production, test and backup CF partitions, while ensuring optimal performance for a production CF that needs at least one dedicated ICF engine. Dynamic ICF expansion across ICFs builds upon the support necessary for two shared pools (CPs and ICFs). This new function allows installations to have a CF partition expand into another CF partition, as opposed to an OS/390 image (providing the option to not use OS/390 resources to handle CF requirements during peak operation).

Transparent ICF Sparing: Transparent ICF sparing is a standard function of all G5 and G6 models.

128-Bit Time of Day (TOD) Clock: This TOD clock enables sufficient clock resolution for future servers. Without this facility, future S/390 servers would be constrained in how fast they are allowed to process instructions which return a unique TOD clock value. Another benefit of the 128-bit TOD is that it returns a Sysplex unique store clock, useful to applications requiring a unique value, such as a time stamp, across the Sysplex.

Note: 64-bit TOD continues to be supported (existing applications will not be impacted by this improvement). OS/390 support is shipped as APAR OW38015 on OS/390 Version 1 Release 3 and higher only, and is integrated into the current OS/390 releases. Note that the APAR support really provides two things: one is the sysplex uniqueness value, the other is a set of enhanced timer supervisor macros and services that allow programs to access and manipulate the new extended TOD values. Without the APAR, the time value is not sysplex wide unique, and the only program access to the timing facility is directly via the new instruction, not via system services. System timer services have also been extended to support the new format, such as the STCKE option on the Time macro, and STCKCONV and CONVTOD to convert between the TOD formats.

Systems Automation for OS/390 (SAFOS 1.3): System's Automation for OS/390 (SA OS/390) has the objective that a sysplex must be as easy to manage as a large single system. Unique functions like the enterprise-wide Single Point Of Control and the sysplex-wide Single System Image have been added to the current release 3. On top of SA OS/390 R3, an SPE will be available in 4Q99 to assist operators to manage critical Sysplex resources, like coupling facilities and structures, couple datasets and more. Operators will benefit from reduced Sysplex operations complexity, and increased productivity.

Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS): GDPS has continued to evolve since it was initially announced on May 7, 1998 (Hardware Announcement 198-115 , dated May 7, 1998). GDPS is a multi-site management facility that is a combination of system code and automation that utilizes the capabilities of Parallel Sysplex technology, storage subsystem mirroring and data bases to manage processors, storage and network resources. It is designed to minimize and potentially eliminate the impact of a disaster or planned site outage. It provides the ability to perform a controlled site switch for both planned and unplanned site outages, with no data loss, maintaining full data integrity across multiple volumes and storage subsystems and the ability to perform a normal DBMS restart (not DBMS recovery) at the opposite site. GDPS provides the following functions:

  • Remote Copy Management Facility (RCMF) automates the management of the remote copy infrastructure.
  • Parallel Sysplex Management Facility (PSMF) automates the management of Parallel Sysplex Operations (refer to details below).
  • Planned reconfiguration support automates operational tasks from a single point of control.
  • Unplanned reconfiguration support recovers from an OS/390, server, storage subsystem, or site failure.

For more details on GDPS functions, supported configurations, hardware and software prerequisites, and available implementation levels, refer to the GDPS white paper at:

GDPS has been generally available since November 1998, and is now a well accepted multi-site availability solution. Several customers are now in production with GDPS and have experienced significant benefits. For example, iT-Austria, the newly formed IT subsidiary of Bank Austria/Creditanstalt Group, Erste Bank, and Spardat in Vienna, Austria has been able to switch their entire workload from their primary site to their alternate site in 34 minutes (for an unplanned site outage) and in 56 minutes (for a planned site shutdown).

In addition to the existing GDPS offerings — the Remote Copy Management Facility and the full Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex , IBM Global Services has announced a new services offering — IBM Operational Support Services for Parallel Sysplex Management Facility (Offering ID # 6942-85D). RCMF and PSMF can be viewed as subsets of the full GDPS offering. PSMF simplifies Parallel Sysplex operations by automating such functions such as:

  • Quiescing a system's workload and removing the system from the Parallel Sysplex cluster (for example, stopping the system prior to a change window).
  • IPLing a system (for example, starting the system after a change window).
  • Quiescing a system's workload, removing the system from the Parallel Sysplex cluster, and re-IPLing the system (for example, recycling a system to pick up software maintenance).
  • Managing couple data sets.

These standard actions can be initiated against a single system or group of systems and are performed from a single point of control, simplifying system resource management. Additionally, PSMF can reset, activate or deactivate hardware resources, monitor the status of Parallel Sysplex hardware and raise alerts if a failure is detected. IBM Installation Services for Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex:

provides details of the RCMF and GDPS offerings. IBM Operational Support Services for Parallel Sysplex Management Facility

provides details of the PSMF offering.

The GDPS solution has also been enhanced because of two recent announcements related to the IBM 9393 RAMAC® Virtual Array (RVA) Model T82. Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) support was announced for the RVA Model T82. The availability of PPRC functionality now places the 9393 RAMAC Virtual Array at the heart of mission-critical enterprise storage solutions, including remote site disaster recovery protection, high availability, data migration capabilities, and GDPS. Existing PPRC software and operational procedures designed for the IBM 9390 RAMAC 3 Array Storage Control and the IBM 3990 Storage Control Model 6 can operate on the 9393 RAMAC Virtual Array with minimal modifications. Also previewed were several enhancements to the IBM 9393 RAMAC Virtual Array Model T82. The enhancements included increasing the virtual addressing capability to 1024 volumes, supporting IBM 3390 Model 9 emulation, increasing effective cache to 6 GB, improving performance with faster microprocessors in the subsystem, and providing new LIC.

With these announcements, the IBM 9393 RAMAC Virtual Array Model T82 becomes an excellent choice for customers wanting to implement the GDPS solution. The GDPS solution, however, is not limited to only IBM storage controllers. GDPS can be implemented for any storage controller as long as it supports the PPRC CGROUP (FREEZE/RUN) function, and operates in IBM-compatible Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) sessions with corresponding storage controllers at the other site.

Customers with GDPS installations can now get unique value by combining GDPS environments with the recently announced Capacity Backup Upgrade option. The backup upgrade can bring extra processing power online quickly in the event of an emergency need for capacity at the other site.

OS/390 Enhancements for Parallel Sysplex: The following OS/390 Version 2 enhancements have been announced and will be available in upcoming OS/390 releases:

  • Enhanced Catalog Sharing (OS/390 V2 R7): In a Parallel Sysplex with resource sharing across multiple images, each image must have read/write access to both the Master Catalog and User Catalogs. All changes must be communicated to all systems to ensure data integrity and data accessibility. Communicating these changes across the sysplex is costly and could have negative sysplex-wide impact.

    DFS/MVS Version 1 Release 5 contains enhancements that will improve the performance of shared catalogs in a Parallel Sysplex environment. With Enhanced Catalog Sharing (ECS), the catalog control record describing each catalog is copied into the coupling facility instead of DASD. Additional enhancements to DFSMS/MVS Version 1 Release 5, such as access to Optical Access Method (OAM) objects from any system in the sysplex and the capability to have multiple DFSMS hsm subplexes within one sysplex, can be found at:

    Enhancements to DFSMS/MS Version 1 Release 5 can be found at:

  • Enhancements for e-business Support: OS/390 can help lower total costs in a Parallel Sysplex environment. New OS/390 V2 R7 (Communications Server for OS/390 2.7) functions decrease the number of required IP addresses. This is accomplished through the use of the Dynamic XCF function, which allocates a single IP address to communicate to each participating TCP/IP stack for all XCF and Same Host connectivity. System performance has improved with enhanced sockets and secure communications. Adding TCP/IP stacks has been simplified through the use of system symbolics to significantly reduce the work of your network specialists. A new function called Sysplex Sockets has been introduced enabling more efficient IP communication within a sysplex. Applications can bind to a sysplex socket which allows communication between systems explicitly in the sysplex via IP. Using the IP function, applications can bypass the overhead associated with distributed protocol flows (such as distributed security and marshalling/demarshalling of parameters). The system is aware that it is communicating within a sysplex and does not require reestablishment, if the socket is secure or converting from ANSI (as would otherwise be necessary in communicating from a distributed client). Other TCP/IP improvements make it is easier to scale up non-disruptively while handling increased workloads.
  • XCF System Management Enhancements: OS/390 V2 R6 provides a new type of structure rebuild function, a POPULATECF rebuild, which simplifies the process of populating a CF with structures when a new CF is made available in the configuration (or when a CF is restored to the configuration after having been removed for maintenance or upgrade). This type of rebuild request will initiate a rebuild for all structures for which the CFRM policy indicates that the designated coupling facility is a more preferable location than the CF in which they are currently allocated, to relocate those structures into the designated CF.
  • Workload Manager (WLM) Enhancements: Introduced in OS/390 V2 R6 and enhanced in OS/390 V2 R8, the installation can specify by job class group whether WLM or JES3 will manage the batch initiators. This support is already available for JES2 in OS/390 V2 R4. When WLM manages initiators, it can dynamically start initiators when necessary, and intelligently place those initiators on systems with available capacity. This support provides increased systems management and ease of use by reducing manual operator intervention. Moreover, this process may save time for systems programmers by avoiding time consuming generation of static initialization statement definitions. WLM, in conjunction with JES3 support for the Resource Scheduling Environment, provides total support for managing the batch workload in a Parallel Sysplex. WLM enhancements also include improved discretionary goal management for better resource allocation.
  • RAS Enhancements: XES External Hang Detect support in OS/390 R8 will provide a mechanism to monitor events requiring a specific response and provide an indication when a specific response is not received from one or more connectors. When a specific response is not received, XES will issue a message indicating a connector's failure to confirm an event. This message may be used as a trigger for manual or automated operator intervention to relieve the hang condition. The intervention may involve automation collecting diagnostic information or terminating the application not providing the required response in a timely manner. Overall structure and application availability will be improved to indicate the non-responding connectors.
  • Large Signal Delivery (OS/390 V2 R8): XCF signalling's message-out service (IXCMSGO) is enhanced to allow signals larger than 64 K bytes to be sent as a single large logical signal. XCF processing will internally split the signal into multiple smaller signals, send these signals, and reassemble the large logical signal on the receiving system for presentation to the recipient. Initial exploitation is with Resource Recovery Services (RRS).

S/390 Parallel Sysplex Operator — IBM Professional Certification

IBM Professional Certification offers two tests for an operator to become an IBM Certified Specialist in an S/390 Parallel Sysplex environment. The first test, Number 320, is targeted for an operator in a production resource sharing environment. The second test, Number 321 (available July 1999), focuses on a data sharing environment with an emphasis on subsystems, data sharing and data recovery.

Certification is the process of making certain an individual has the capability to perform a job, duty or task at a predictable level of competency. It provides an external, independent validation and measurement of an individual's technical qualifications. These tests are developed by experienced practitioners of a skill, in this case S/390 Parallel Sysplex operators, and are both knowledge and experience based. The tests are administered world-wide by Sylvan Prometric or IBM Testing Centers. A candidate registers and schedules the test at their convenience. The test is computer based and multiple choice. Upon completion, a candidate is immediately informed if they passed and are to be certified. If they failed, the individual is provided with a study guideline. Candidates are also provided with a list of recommended education, experiences and references materials to prepare for the test.

An increasing number of customers are using IBM Professional Certification for S/390 Parallel Sysplex operators to ensure their staffs are trained and have demonstrated their competency by becoming certified. For more information, visit the IBM Professional Certification Web site at:

IBM's ClusterProven — Software Assurance

IBM's ClusterProven, the first computer industry program that includes solution developers, provides customers with information technology that meets high availability specifications.

Software is tested on server clusters to assess its ability to meet defined criteria, such as maintaining application availability in the event of a failure. ClusterProven is part of IBM's efforts to provide customers with information technology that meets high availability standards going beyond simply fail-proof servers, or server clusters that can backup each other.

"IBM's strategy is to provide end-to-end information technologies that are always available — from the servers through the services that tie it all together into a cohesive complete solution," said Carol Carson, director of cluster server marketing. "Last year, IBM introduced pre-packaged RS/6000™ server cluster solutions and already this year we have introduced high availability service offerings designed to be tailored to customers' specific needs. ClusterProven is the latest step in IBM's efforts to provide information technologies that are always available — by partnering with software developers to address the application software layer."

IBM makes available ClusterProven certification for software running on all its servers, including S/390, RS/6000, AS/400® and Netfinity®.

Software can also obtain the status of Advanced ClusterProven by providing benefits beyond the ClusterProven level, such as:

  • Failure recovery with no impact to application availability by the end user
  • Application recovery with no loss of in-flight data or transaction
  • Further reduction, or total elimination, of costly downtime for planned upgrades

To assist solution developers, IBM has five ClusterProven testing and support centers located in the U.S. and U.K. More information on ClusterProven can be found on the Internet at:

The following products have received S/390 ADVANCED CLUSTERPROVEN CERTIFICATION:

  • IBM's DB2 Subsystem
  • IBM's IMS Subsystem
  • CSC Financial Services Group's Hogan System financial services application

The following have received S/390 CLUSTERPROVEN CERTIFICATION:

  • S/390's Domino
  • Deluxe Electronic Payment Systems Inc.'s Connex on IBM Electronic Funds Transfer Product
  • HUON Corporation's HUON solution for insurance policy, claims, and financial administration solution

Parallel Sysplex Services: The Enhanced S/390 Parallel Sysplex Offering (EPSO) provides an attractively priced package integrating hardware, maintenance and services, with competitive financing options, to encourage customers to migrate to S/390 Parallel Sysplex.

The IBM-provided migration and implementation services address the traditional lengthy migration process when many software products must be upgraded in order to have a working Parallel Sysplex data sharing environment. It is the intent of the services to migrate a selected application to Parallel Sysplex and be in a production data sharing environment within one year.

EPSO services include two comprehensive modules, Systems Enablement and Application Enablement. The objective of Systems Enablement is to establish a Parallel Sysplex environment. IBM provides assistance and guidance in building the system, validating the hardware, and implementing some system functions in the Coupling Facility. IBM is responsible for project management and provides guidance in migration planning and detailed implementation tasks. The system capabilities of a Parallel Sysplex are enabled providing a validation of the Parallel Sysplex environment.

In Application Enablement, one customer application is enabled for Parallel Sysplex exploitation. IBM assists in selecting the application, developing a plan, and migrating the selected application to a Parallel Sysplex environment. IBM is responsible for project management and provides support and guidance in implementing data sharing and dynamic transaction routing, testing the application, migrating the application to production, and establishing a Parallel Sysplex in a production environment.

For more information, check the EPSO package on MKTTOOLS, or, for Business Partners, have your IBM S/390 Launch Manager provide assistance.

LPAR Mode Update

Single Storage Pool: The need to predesignate storage as either central storage (CS) or expanded storage (ES) prior to IML into LPAR mode mandates careful planning by a S/390 customer's system programmer in order to satisfy anticipated logical partition workloads. Frequently, a non-optimum designation of storage must be made in order to accommodate a range of logical partition workloads that typically vary from time to time.

With the 9672 G6 (also available on G5 with a LIC update), a more flexible storage configuration is introduced which streamlines the planning effort by providing a single storage pool layout at IML time. In LPAR mode, storage is no longer split into CS and ES at IML time. Rather, the storage is placed into a single (CS) pool which can be dynamically converted to ES and back to CS as needed. Logical partitions are still specified to have CS and optional ES as before. Activation of logical partitions as well as dynamic storage reconfigurations will cause LPAR to convert the storage to the type needed.

No new software support is required to take advantage of this function.

S/390 Architecture Instructions Announced in 1999

  • Architecture for Capacity Upgrade on Demand

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

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

    VM/ESA APAR VM62075 is required before this instruction can be issued from OS/390 guest systems running under VM/ESA.

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

  • Architecture for Extended Translation: The Unicode character encoding standard is an international character code for information processing that includes all the major scripts of the world. Unicode transformation formats allow a certain number of ASCII values to be transmitted as-is. UTF-8 is a transformation format that is commonly used, for example, in X/Open environments. Unicode is enhanced with the Extended Translation Architecture. This improves performance of translations between Unicode and UTF-8. The Extended Translation Facility consists of three new instructions: Translate Extended, Convert Unicode to UTF-8, and Convert UTF-8 to Unicode. Translate Extended enhances performance by collapsing two serial sequences into one. Currently, a Translate and Test instruction must be run against a character string to locate an escape character, followed by a Translate instruction that translates the bytes preceding the escape character. The Translate Extended instruction performs escape character location and character translation in one pass through the character string.
  • VSFORTRAN is enhanced to support the sixteen S/390 Floating Point Registers introduced into G5 with IEEE Floating Point. This will provide substantial runtime performance improvements for recompiled user applications.

VM and VSE Update

VM and VSE Pricing Announcement: IBM is announcing a new pricing structure for VM and VSE software that is applicable to processors with capacity greater than 80 MSUs. This new MSU-based structure, termed Extended License Charge (ELC), is consistent with that previously announced for OS/390 and continues the IBM commitment to price S/390 software based on customer value. This new pricing structure is applicable to the G6 models above the 80 MSU capacity level.

Processors with assigned capacity of 80 MSU, or greater, will now have VM and VSE software prices based on the CPU service unit capacity of the processor. The ELC price structure has a Base Charge for 80 MSU capacity and an incremental Per MSU charge for all MSUs above the 80 MSU base. For VM and VSE customers who are anticipating requiring computing capacity represented by this performance level, this pricing structure gives them greater granularity and better control over their software budgets.

Other News

  • VM/ESA Year 2000 Support

    VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2 support for the Year 2000 transition focused on ensuring that the VM/ESA system operates correctly in the Year 2000 and beyond. VM/ESA Version 2 Release 3 enhancements provide services that will help ease the transition to the Year 2000 and improve the usability of the system. VM/ESA Year 2000 support:

    • Enables 4-digit year dates in the operating system
    • Enables identification and conversion of applications to Year 2000 readiness
    • Enables the end user to view and use 4-digit years
    • Provides migration utilities to help ease the Year 2000 transition

    In addition, customers who are setting up Year 2000 test systems for S/390 platforms should consider VM/ESA. VM guest support provides a unique environment for Year 2000 testing of OS/390, MVS, TPF, VSE, and VM systems. Guest systems running under VM/ESA may run with their system clocks set to a different date and time than the host VM/ESA system without affecting the date and time of the host system. Multiple guests may be run simultaneously, each with a different date and time setting.

  • Euro Support

    VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2 and Release 3 are now EuroReady with the application of Euro support PTFs. Customers should refer to EuroReady information on the VM/ESA home page for a complete list of required PTFs at:

    Included at this site are the required PTFs for VM TCP/IP Version 2 Release 4 and the TCP/IP FL310 feature of VM/ESA Version 2 Release 3, RSCS Version 3 Release 2.0, Language Environment Version 1 Releases 6 and 8, LANRES/VM Version 1 Release 3 and LFS/ESA for VM Version 1 Release 1.2.

    Links to other important Euro Web sites will also be found at this site.

  • e-business

    The network computing paradigm is not new to VM. Facilities such as Web serving, Web browsers for CMS, TCP/IP, and Distributed Relational Database Architecture™ (DRDA®) have been available for years. VM/ESA Version 2 Release 3 includes an integrated TCP/IP product suite as a priced optional feature. This provides the communication and key enablers required to access the Internet and build a functionally rich network computing environment that exploits the strengths of S/390 architecture. In addition, IBM Business Partners provide secure Web servers for enabling e-business with VM/ESA. The Message Queuing (MQ™) Interface is a popular network computing technology that enables applications on different systems and architectures to work together. VM/ESA support for MQ enables client or server applications, in the network, to connect to applications on VM that have implemented the MQ communication protocol. Deploying key enterprise applications is now easier in VM/ESA with support for the Sun Microsystems Inc. Java Development Kit (JDK), Version 1.1.4. Also, IBM has implemented the code changes necessary to fix the "February 29, 2000," date format bug found in Sun's Java Development Kit Versions 1.1.4 and 1.1.5 and is, therefore, able to confirm that the IBM Java Port for VM/ESA is Year 2000 ready.

  • Server Consolidation

    IBM continues to enable the capability to consolidate workloads on VM/ESA. Tivoli ADSTAR® Distributed Storage Manager (ADSM) provides the capability to utilize S/390 resources for the storage/retrieval of data. On September 1, 1998, IBM announced the intent to provide a new ADSM for VM/ESA that would provide ADSM Version 3 function, including powerful new enterprise management enhancements. The Network File System (NFS) server support on VM enables access to files stored on S/390 DASD including CMS minidisks and the VM Shared File System from any platform with an NFS Client. The NFS support in Version 2 Release 3 allows access to files stored in VM's native UNIX file system (the Byte File System).

  • Business Intelligence

    IBM DB2 Server for VSE & VM, Version 6 Release 1 was made generally available on December 11, 1998, with key functions important to business intelligence. With this release of DB2, VM customers can:

    • Extend e-business capabilities and improve ease of configuration and maintainability through the use of DRDA RUOW over a TCP/IP network to connect databases in a distributed database solution. You can also choose to secure TCP/IP connections using any external security manager that supports the RACROUTE interface.
    • Reduce network costs associated with distributed statements by using a single network send and receive operation to execute a series of SQL statements contained in the stored procedure and provide faster access to your distributed data.
    • Protect your database investment and provide the support needed for addressing changing business requirements while making systems ready for Year 2000 and Euro currency.
    • Improve database availability and decrease archive time with a new incremental archive capability. Only data that has changed since the last archive needs to be archived.
    • Increase system availability and response time and make better, faster business decisions with QMF™ and QMF for Windows™ as optional features that provide powerful, reliable query and reporting tools.
  • Technology Leadership

    VM/ESA supports OS/390 running as a guest operating system. This guest environment supports OS/390 exploitation of a new hardware function not supported by VM natively. One of these functions is testing a Parallel Sysplex system environment. VM/ESA provides a Parallel Sysplex testing environment for MVS or OS/390 guests with VM/ESA Version 2 Release 3 on S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server Generation 3, 4, 5, and 6 and on S/390 Multiprise™ 2000 servers. This support simulates one or more completely coupled Parallel Sysplex environments within a single VM image. VM supports MVS and OS/390 testing as an aid for customers' deployment of coupled Parallel Sysplex clusters. Real hardware coupling facilities and coupling links are not required nor supported. One or more virtual machines are the Coupled Guests (MVS or OS/390) and one or more are the Coupling Facility (CF) Servers running the S/390 server's licensed Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC).

    S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server — Generation 6: VM/ESA supports the G6 natively, however, some recent G6 features are only supported for the guest environment. They are:

    • IEEE Floating Point

      This support enables OS/390 and other guest operating systems to use basic floating-point extensions, floating-point-support extensions, hexadecimal floating-point extensions, and binary floating-point, provided with the IEEE Floating-Point hardware. In addition, the VM/ESA Control Program DISPLAY, STORE, and TRACE commands are enhanced to aid in the development, testing, and diagnosis of programs that exploit the new floating-point architecture. This support is available via a PTF for APAR VM61672.

    • Integrated Cluster Bus (ICB)

      The ICB offers both improved CF interconnect bandwidth and dramatically reduced command latency to/from the CF. With the ICB technology, IBM S/390 clustered systems will be able to scale in capacity without incurring additional overhead as the individual processors increase in engine speed with each successive processor generation. The VM/ESA guest support for the ICB is provided via a PTF for APAR VM61760 and is needed if a G6 customer is running VM/ESA and OS/390 in different logical partitions on the same CEC and has the new cluster-bus coupling channels installed for OS/390. If VM/ESA is used to control dynamic I/O configuration changes on the CEC, this APAR will provide such support for cluster-bus channels.

IBM Global Finance (IGF)

IBM Global Financing offers superior leasing solutions for the G5 and G6 servers that will allow your company better alternatives for improved cash flow and tax management, innovative options to keep technology current, flexible terms, and a host of other benefits.

  • Mid-lease flexibility — IGF communicates to customers at key points in the lease to offer options for mid-lease upgrades and end of lease alternatives. We have a variety of technology exchange and upgrade options that are leading edge in the industry and are exclusive to IGF.
  • No interim rent — Most IGF financing plans begin on the day following installation, so there are no extra charges or hidden expenses. Some finance companies apply interim rent to the first day of the following month. With competitive leasing companies, this can cause a customer to be billed from IBM or someone else for software and maintenance outside of the lease at the end of the term.
  • Payment in arrears — Most finance companies ask for payment in advance. With IGF you pay in arrears, reducing the real cost of financing when you consider the time value of money.
  • Flexible payment arrangements — IGF offers financing to meet a variety of tax requirements and payment streams that can be modified to customer requirements, such as step and deferred payments.
  • There are some other advantages of leasing that are basic to the concept such as off balance sheet financing, and paying only for that part of the asset that is depreciable over the lease period. In addition, from a tax point of view, a customer who purchases must depreciate the asset over a 5 year period. This can leave customers with a loss on an asset that they would like to replace with a new system.
  • IBM Global Financing has the highest level of customer satisfaction of any company in the computer leasing business. We have the largest global reach doing business now in over 40 countries. We will also develop financing agreements that are worldwide.

Statement of General Direction

  • IBM intends to provide OSA-Express Fast Ethernet and ATM 155 features.
  • IBM intends to provide VM/ESA support for FICON.
  • IBM intends to provide VM/ESA guest support for the Store System Information instruction at level (3) or virtual machine level in a future release.
  • IBM intends to provide future Workload Manager support for multi-system I/O prioritization.
  • IBM intends to provide OS/390 support for system-managed rebuild of CF structures for planned reconfiguration purposes, to simplify the CF structure rebuild process. This enhancement will enable easier structure rebuild capability for CF structure exploiters, who do not exploit current user-managed rebuild protocols.
  • IBM intends to provide VM/ESA guest support for the Cryptographic Coprocessor.
  • In addition to the current CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor, IBM will provide a PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor which, through Licensed Internal Code enablement, is capable of rapid expandable support for emerging cryptographic requirements.

These statements represent IBM's current intentions. IBM development plans are subject to change or withdrawal without further notice.

Trademarks

 
FICON, RMF, IMS, PR/SM, PR/SM, MVS, DFSMS, eNetwork, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, Processor Resource/Systems Manager, SecureWay, RS/6000, Distributed Relational Database Architecture, MQ, QMF, and Multiprise are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Discretionary Information

Hardware Requirements: For the appropriate peripheral hardware and device attachments, contact your IBM representative.

Standard Hardware Functions and Capabilities

  • Concurrent Upgrades on Demand
  • Cryptographic Coprocessor Feature
  • Multiple 2 GB Central Store LPARs supported
  • IEEE Floating Point Arithmetic support
  • CP, SAP, and ICF Sparing
  • Partial Memory and I/O Restart
  • Dynamic Memory Sparing
  • Enhanced Error Correction Code (ECC) on memory arrays
  • Application Preservation
  • Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF)
  • Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC)
  • Internal Coupling (IC) Channels
  • Concurrent patch capability for channel functions, Hardware Management Console, Support Element, power control, CP, SAP, PR/SM™ LPAR and ICMF
  • Hardware-Assisted Data Compression
  • Logical String Assist
  • TCP/IP Check Sum Assist
  • Asynchronous Pageout Facility
  • CICS® Subsystem Storage Protection (improves availability by eliminating outages caused by application code overlays to CICS system code)
  • Subspace Group Facility
  • Support for the parallel byte and block multiplexor channel interface, through ESCON® channel attached IBM 9034 Model 1 ESCON Converter and parallel channel cards connecting to existing bus-and-tag cables
  • Asynchronous Data Mover Facility (ADMF)
  • ESCON Channel to Channel (CTC) support, including basic mode
  • Hot plugging of channels, Open System Adapters, and coupling links to minimize unplanned outages
  • All ESCON, FICON™, OSA, and parallel channel options are available:
    • ESCON 17 MB/sec channels
    • OSA2
    • OSA-Express
    • FICON 100 MB/sec channels
  • Concurrent channel maintenance
  • MOVEPAGE Facility (MVPG/1) and Enhanced MOVEPAGE (MVPG/2)
  • Scalar Enhancements (Square Root only)
  • Concurrent power and thermal maintenance
  • N+1 power supply and cooling technology
  • Independent dual power feed capability
  • Dynamic I/O reconfiguration Management (DRM)
  • DB2® Sort Assist
  • PR/SM™:
    • PR/SM LPAR is a standard function. Up to fifteen partitions are supported.
    • Support for greater than 2 GB central storage.
    • LPAR mode logical central processor (CP) vary on/off.
    • Enhanced partition weight management.
    • ESCON Multiple Image Facility (EMIF) for sharing of ESCON channels, coupling facility sender channels and Open Systems Adapters across PR/SM partitions.
    • Automatic Reconfiguration Facility (ARF).
    • Enhanced Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration (EDSR).
    • CPU Resource Capping.
    • LPAR time management reporting.
    • Alternate wait management (an OS/390® function).
    • Capacity Backup Upgrades.

Reliability

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

  • High-reliability technology components.
  • Parts integration to reduce the number of parts in the machine.

Availability

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

  • Capacity Upgrade on Demand
  • Enhanced Processor Design

    All S/390® G6 servers are provided with an enhanced processor design. Each CP contains dual Instruction/Execution Units, which operate simultaneously. Results are compared, and in the event of a miscompare, Instruction Retry is invoked. This design simplifies checking, and virtually eliminates CP failures due to soft errors.

  • Alternate Support Element

    Every G6 server includes a second Support Element (SE) which serves as a backup for the primary SE. The alternate SE is a mirrored copy of the primary SE; its function is continuously checked. In case of a malfunction of the primary SE, a switch, accessible from the back of the server, transfers control to the alternate. Either SE can be maintained concurrently with system operation.

  • Second System Assist Processor (SAP) is now Standard

    All G6 models are provided with two SAPs for I/O processing; this addition enables CUoD across the model line.

  • Capacity Upgrades on Demand

    CUoD provides the capability to add CPs and ICFs non-disruptively, eliminating the need for a scheduled outage. Installations that take advantage of the CBU option may invoke the additional capacity non-disruptively.

  • Fault Tolerant Design

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

  • Processor Unit Sparing

    Spare PUs are provided, whenever the configuration allows, to maintain performance levels should an active CP, ICF feature or SAP fail on a G5/G6 Server models. The general philosophy is to provide a spare PU whenever possible; that is, when the number of CPs, ICFs and SAPs is less than the total number of PUs available.

    • Transparent CP/ICF Sparing

      Carried over on S/390 G5/G6 Servers is Transparent CP/ICF Sparing. When originally announced on the G3 models, CP sparing (ICF feature not available at G3 announce) required an IML of the machine to activate the spare CP. Later, on the G3 models and on the G4 models, Concurrent CP/ICF Sparing was introduced. With Concurrent CP/ICF Sparing, an IML is not required to activate a spare PU. In shared LPAR mode, Concurrent CP/ICF Sparing is automatic and does not require operator intervention. However, in Basic Mode or with LPAR dedicated partitions, operator action is required to bring the new CP/ICF online (Operating System must support configuring the spare CP online). With the G5/G6 servers, CP/ICF Sparing is transparent in all modes of operation and requires no operator intervention to invoke a spare CP. Because there are no extra PUs available on the XZ7 and ZZ7, these models do not support CP Sparing. The R06 model supports Sparing for all ICF features (including the model configured with 10 ICF features).

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

    • Dynamic SAP Sparing/Reassignment

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

  • Enhanced Application Preservation

    Application Preservation was introduced on the G4 servers and was enhanced on the G5/G6 models to provide more comprehensive application recovery should a CP fail. Application Preservation captures the machine state in the event of a CP failure and will, in most cases, switch processing to a spare PU or another active CP without customer intervention. On the G3 and G4 models, the uniprocessors were not covered by Application Preservation. G5/G6 uniprocessor models now recover work due to a CP failure, in most cases, on a spare PU using Application Preservation. Models RX6, YX6, XZ7 and ZZ7, although without CP Sparing, will attempt to recover an application that was running on a failed CP on another active CP in the configuration. This capability helps eliminate unplanned outages, eliminates customer intervention in the recovery process, and preserves the customer's application processing environment.

  • Cryptographic Coprocessor Enhancements

    There are two Cryptographic Coprocessor elements available on the G6 servers; models X17 and Z17 use one Cryptographic Coprocessor only. Recovery of a Cryptographic Coprocessor element is done by the operating system; for example, the operating system reschedules and dispatches the failed instruction on the other Cryptographic Coprocessor element, on the applicable models.

    Another feature available on the G6 server is a second path from each Cryptographic Coprocessor element to a spare PU. Normally, each crypto element is configured to a primary CP. Should a primary CP fail, the alternate PU would transparently replace (spare) the failed primary CP, maintaining the crypto element's operation. However, an alternate PU is available only if that PU is not configured into the system as another CP, ICF or SAP. The two PUs associated with the alternate path from each crypto element are the last to be assigned as CPs, SAPS or ICFs. It should be noted that if a primary CP is not available at IML, the cryptographic element will be configured with its associated alternate PU.

  • Dynamic ICF Expansion

    Dynamic ICF Expansion is a function that allows an ICF logical partition to acquire additional processing power from the LPAR pool of shared general purpose central processors being used to execute production and/or test work on the system. This function is very useful when the ICF partition in some G6 general purpose model backs up another Coupling Facility. In this event, the ICF, using Dynamic ICF Expansion, can acquire additional processing capacity to handle the full Coupling Facility workload. Also, Dynamic ICF Expansion can be used to handle a peak workload situation when the ICF is being used as the regular coupling facility. This feature adds considerable flexibility to the configurability of the ICF in G6 general purpose models and optimizes the use of the processing power in the system.

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

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

    Dynamic ICF Expansion is available on all G6 models.

  • Dynamic Coupling Facility Dispatching

    The Dynamic Coupling Facility (CF) Dispatching function helps enable continuous computing in the event of a coupling facility failure, without requiring a standalone backup coupling facility. Enhanced dispatching algorithms enable you to define a backup coupling facility in a logical partition (LPAR) on your system. While this logical partition is in backup mode, although it is sharing resources with other LPARs running other active workload, it uses very little processor resource. When the backup CF becomes active, only the resource necessary to provide coupling is allocated.

  • Error Correction Code (ECC)

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

  • Dynamic Memory Sparing

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

  • LPAR Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration (DSR) (on all G6 general purpose models)

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

  • Enhanced LPAR Dynamic Storage Reconfiguration

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

  • Subsystem Storage Protect

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

  • Scrubbing

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

  • Partial Memory Restart

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

  • Dynamic I/O Configuration

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

  • Concurrent Channel Upgrade

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

  • Partial I/O Restart

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

  • Concurrent Channel Maintenance

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

  • Dual Power Feeds

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

  • Redundant Power Thermal Subsystem

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

  • Storage Recovery

    S/390 G6 servers have error checking and correction of L2 and L3 storage. The servers also have line delete for L1 and L2 Caches and Directories and line relocate for the Caches and L2 Directory. S/390 G6 servers perform ECC, background scrubbing and dynamic sparing of L3, L4 memory, as well as ECC on the system memory buses.

  • External Time Reference (ETR)

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

  • Concurrent Hardware Maintenance

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

    • Power/Thermal
    • ESCON channels
    • FICON channels
    • Parallel channels
    • Coupling links
    • Integrated cluster bus (STI) cable
    • OSA2 & OSA-Express
    • Hardware Management Console
    • Support Elements
    • Concurrent Licensed Internal Code Patch Enhancements

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

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

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

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

  • Internal Battery Feature (IBF)

    The IBF provides backup input power. The feature is packaged inside the machine. It can be used with a UPS to provide additional protection.

    Note: 9910 Local Uninterruptible Power Supply (Not Supported with G6 Configurations)

    The Local Uninterruptible Power Supply, machine type 9910, is not orderable nor installable on G6 upgrades or new builds. The order configurator will ask if a 9910 was installed for any MES orders.

  • Redundant Coupling Links

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

Serviceability

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

  • Automatic error detection and fault isolation concurrent with system operation
  • Automatic remote support capability
  • High degree of concurrent maintenance capability in hardware and code
  • Multiple Channel Swap — an enhancement for channel problem determination allowing up to four channels to be swapped
  • Status Panel showing status of N+1 power system
  • Enhanced diagnostics for coupling links

Supported I/O Devices

The I/O devices and control units supported for attachment to the IBM OEMI/Parallel and ESCON channel interface on the 9672 G6 models are the same as currently supported on the 9672 R1, R2, R3, G3, G4, G5 and G6 models. For a complete list of the supported I/O for the G5/G6 models, refer to the 9672 Sales Manuals.

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

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

The Hardware Management Consoles ordered with a S/390 G5/G6 Server will be shipped as feature #0041 or #0061. All MES orders will upgrade the existing Hardware Management Console to #0041 or #0061; HONE AID (CFSYSTEM) will determine the appropriate shipment content. When upgrading a system which has #0009, #0021, #0023, #0024, #0026, or #0031 installed, that Hardware Management Console will be upgraded to #0041 or #0061. All upgrades should confirm feature #0041 or #0061 as a no-charge feature exchange. Feature #0041 and #0061 are also available as an optional feature for customers who desire additional Hardware Management Console performance and flexibility, especially in multi-system environments. Feature #0031 and #0041 are fully compatible and may coexist on the same LAN. Only feature #0023 be may ordered if the feature #0041 Hardware Management Console will be connected to a Token-Ring LAN.

Feature #0041 includes the HMC Ethernet support as standard function. HMC Token-Ring support is optional as #0023; HMC 3270 emulation support is optional as #0026. ISDN support is not available on feature #0041 nor #0061 (any installation upgrading from #0031 may not continue use of ISDN support).

9672 or 9674 installations require either one local token-ring attached HMC or an Ethernet connection for LIC updates at this time. The HMC code senses installation of the token-ring hardware and assumes that token-ring is the protocol to be used.

Remote Control of the G5/G6 via a Web Browser: Occasional monitoring and control of supporting elements connected to a single G5/G6 Hardware Management Console has been enabled by a Web server that is now integral with current HMCs. A systems programmer or operator may monitor and/or control defined CPCs, CPC images, or groups from a remote site with a subset of task lists and tasks that are available on the HMC. For more information, refer to S/390 Hardware Management Console Operations Guide , GC38-0609.

Support Elements

The G6 models employ a pair of integrated Support Elements. One is primary, and the other is a mirrored copy, which can be identified as primary by resetting a manual switch. The primary SE controls and monitors the operation of the 9672. It sends status hardware messages, and operating system (console integration) messages to the HMCs for consolidation and exception processing. The SE employs a state-of-the-art, direct-manipulation, object-oriented GUI supporting exception-based real-time system status reporting, hardware messages, operating system messages, service support, and full operation of the G6 system.

The G6 SE has both an Ethernet connectivity function and a token-ring connectivity function incorporated as standard (new build). This enables use of an existing Ethernet LAN to provide connectivity between the SE and an HMC. An additional Ethernet connection may be optionally ordered for the G6 (feature #0034), which precludes the SE token-ring capability. In addition to providing an end user with graphical interface to operate and manage the system, the SE also provides APIs. The APIs are:

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

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

Remote Operations

The 9672 G5/G6 hardware systems management products support remote operations in a variety of ways over a variety of communications connections. In each case, the objective is to enable a human or programmed operator to monitor or control a remote system in essentially the same manner as if the operator were at the same site as the remote system. Remote operations include the following possibilities, some of which require the optional HMC:

  • Hardware Management Console Operation of the G5/G6

    The HMC can manage servers using SNA protocol or TCP/IP protocol flowing over either a Token-Ring LAN or an Ethernet LAN. The systems connected by these LANs may be distributed over any geographic extent supported by interconnected LANs. This provides ideal support for consolidating the operation of remote data centers using existing networks. This is the suggested option for continuous remote operation.

  • Remote Web Browser Operation of the Hardware Management Console

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

    1. Monitor the status
    2. Monitor and handle hardware messages
    3. Monitor and handle (console integration) operating system messages
    4. Perform the following tasks: Activate, Deactivate, Load, Reset Normal, Reset Clear, PSW Restart, Customize, Delete Activation Profiles, Customize Support Element Date/Times, Change LPAR Controls, Configure Channel Path Off/On, and Reassign Channel Path

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

  • Remote Manual Operation of a Hardware Management Console

    The HMC may be remotely operated over SDLC, Ethernet or Token Ring connections using either SNA or TCP/IP protocols by utilizing the target portion of the integrated Distributed Console Access Facility (DCAF). To use this, a personal computer is required with OS/2®, Communication Manager/2 (CM/2) or TCP/IP support, and the controller portion of the DCAF.

  • Support Element SNMP-Based Management

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

  • Hardware Management Console SNMP-Based Management

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

HWMCA Programming Interfaces

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

  1. User interface transition APIs
  2. Management APIs

The user interface transition API provides a local application with the ability to transfer into the HMC user interface in context. This is exploited by IBM's System Automation for OS/390 Release 2. The management APIs contain the ability to get/set an HMC managed object's attributes, issue commands to be performed on a managed object from a local or remote application, and receive asynchronous event notifications. The management APIs provide a mechanism to IBM, independent system management vendors, and an enterprise, to integrate with the HWMCA.

Customization

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

  • Security

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

  • Managed Objects

    Managed objects, such as hardware elements, operating system images, and groups, are accessible for individual users.

  • Tasks

    HMC tasks are accessible for individual users.

Software Requirements: IBM 9672 G6 Parallel Enterprise Server models will be supported by the following operating systems in Basic mode and in LPAR mode:

  • OS/390 and MVS™

    Note: Use IBM Service Link or contact your IBM representative to obtain a current copy of the Preventive Service Planning (PSP) Bucket (UPGRADE: 9672DEVICE, SUBSET: 9672OS390G5+). This contains specific MVS/ESA™ software planning information; for example, Authorized Program Analysis Reports (APARs) and Program Temporary Fixes (PTFs) required for each of the following levels of support.

    • OS/390 Version 2 Release 7
    • OS/390 Version 2 Release 6

      Provides support for IEEE Floating Point Arithmetic enablement.

    • OS/390 Version 2 Release 5
    • OS/390 Version 2 Release 4
    • OS/390 Version 1 Release 3

      Provides support for the Integrated Cluster Bus (ICB), FICON, and the Internal Coupling channel, with appropriate APARs installed.

    • OS/390 Version 1 Release 2
    • OS/390 Version 1 Release 1
    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 5 Release 2 and subsequent releases
    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 5 Release 1

      Provides support for the Subspace Group Facility and growth to coupling-capable platforms. Refer to Software Announcement 294-152 , dated April 6, 1994, for further details.

    • ICSF/MVS 2.1

      ICSF/MVS 2.1 is available at no charge to support the Cryptographic Coprocessor function on the S/390 G6 Parallel Enterprise Server processors. It must be ordered as a standalone program product whenever OS/390 R1, R2, or R3 is the operating system; ISCF/MVS 2.1 is included in the base for OS/390 R4 and R5. Later releases of ISCF/MVS are included in OS/390 Release 6 and subsequent releases.

  • VM

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

    • VM/ESA® Version 2 Release 3
    • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2

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

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

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

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

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

    The S/390 Generation 5 and Generation 6 Parallel Enterprise Server models do not support S/370™ mode operations. Therefore, the following VM systems or functions will not execute on a G6 server:

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

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

    • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 (available June 1999)
    • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3
    • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2
    • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1
    • VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4 (ESA mode only)

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

  • Transaction Processing Facility (TPF)
    • TPF Version 4 Release 1

      The base product and the High Performance Option (HPO) Loosely Coupled facility support the 9672 processors. APAR PJ26146 is required to operate more than 8 CPs in a tightly coupled image. When running in a loosely coupled environment, the Sysplex Timer® attachment and TPF ESA mode are required. TPF ESA mode is standard on the 9672 processors. To achieve full performance in multi-engine environments, TPF ESA mode operation is required.

For the S/390 Open Systems Adapter Feature, refer to Planning for the S/390 Open Systems Adapter (GC23-3870) for software requirements for OSA-2 and for the S/390 Open Systems Adapter Support Facility.

Publications

Information about the S/390 G6 Parallel Enterprise Server processor models can be found in the following available publications:

  • System Overview (GA22-1030)
  • S/390 G5/G6 Enterprise Server Installation Manual — Physical Planning (GC22-7106)

The following publications are available to be ordered prior to shipment of a G5/G6 model:

  • Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook (G5/G6 models) (GC38-3120)
  • Learning to Use the S/390 CMOS Console: video (SK2T-2512 NTSC, SK2T-2514 PAL, SK2T-2516 SECAM)
  • Introduction to IBM S/390 FICON (SG24-5176)
  • IBM S/390 FICON Migration Guide (SG24-5169)

The following publications are shipped with the product:

  • PR/SM Planning Guide (GA22-7236)
  • IOCP User's Guide (GC38-0401)
  • Managing Your Processors (GC38-0452) (WITNL GN25-0981)
  • Hardware Management Console Guide (GC38-0609)
  • Operations Guide (GC38-0608)
  • Standalone IOCP User's Guide (GC38-0458)
  • Pre-Installation Configuration Workbook (G5/G6 Models) (GC38-3120)
  • Problem Analysis (PA) Guide (SY22-9876)
  • API Guide (SC28-8141)

Physical Specifications

9672 Generation 6 Servers

The mechanical package for the S/390 9672 Parallel Enterprise Servers — Generation 6 conforms to EIA guidelines for frames. Packaging for new build systems may be in one or two frames, depending on the configuration of the system. Packaging for model upgrades is in one or two frames.

Environmental Specifications -- Server Models:
 
                                   New Build      New Build
                                   Minimum        Maximum
                                   1 Frame        2 Frame
                                   System         System
 
Power Requirements                 1.0            5.5
50/60 Hz, kVA
 
Heat Output kBTU/hr                2.5            18.8
 
Air Flow CFM                       290            1,400
Air Flow m*3/min                   7.1            38.6

Note: Maximum ambient installation air temperature is 32°C.

Floor Space
 -- Sq meters                 1.0                 1.8
 -- Sq feet                   10.4                19.7
 Including Service Clearance
 -- Sq meters                 2.5                 4.8
 -- Sq feet                   27.4                51.9
 
Approximate Weight
 -- kg                        612                 938
 -- lb                        1,346               2,057
  • Height (all G6 models):
    • Frame with covers (not packed or crated) — 2,013 mm (79.3 in)
    • Frame with covers (packaged not crated) — 2,029 mm (79.9 in)
    • Frame with covers (crated) — 2,273 mm (89.5 in)
  • Height (all G6 models, with shipping reduction feature):
    • Frame with covers (not packed or crated) — 2,013 mm (79.3 in)
    • Frame with covers (packaged not crated) — 1,829 mm (72.0 in)
    • Frame with covers (crated) — 2,007 mm (79.0 in)

Technical Information

Planning Information

Cable Orders: Refer to Hardware Announcement 198-162 , dated June 23, 1998.

Single Mode cables (Assembly #08H2774) for FICON Channel card feature #2314 are chargeable to the customer.

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.

Terms and Conditions

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

IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts, or new and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may have been previously installed.

Regardless, IBM warranty terms apply.

IBM Credit Corporation Financing: Yes

Warranty Period: One year

Warranty Service: IBM On-Site Repair (IOR)

Maintenance Service: IOR

Usage Plan Machine: No

IBM Hourly Service Rate Classification: Three

Mid-Range System Option: The announced product is an eligible machine for the Mid-Range System Option of the IBM Customer Agreement. A revised exhibit will be available at a later date.

Eligible                      Discount Percent
Types                    Three Year       Five Year
 
9672                     12%              17%

Corporate Service Option: The announced product is an eligible machine for the Corporate Service Option of the IBM Customer Agreement. A revised exhibit will be available at a later date.

                              Discount Percent
                         Three Year       Five Year
 
System                   14%              19%

Extended Maintenance Option: Yes

Central Facility Maintenance Service Option: No

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

Rental Offering: No

Field-Installable Features: Yes

Model Conversions: Yes

Customer Setup: No

Graduated Charges: Yes

The following consolidated exhibit provides Software Groups and Processor MSUs for all G6 server models announced to date, including the new Turbo models within this announcement

                         Processor                Software
9672 Model               MSUs                     Group
 
X17 (1)                  30                       60
X27 (1)                  57                       80
X37                      80                       80
X47                      106                      IMLC
X57                      131                      IMLC
X67                      153                      IMLC
X77                      170                      IMLC
X87                      187                      IMLC
X97                      202                      IMLC
XX7                      216                      IMLC
XY7                      228                      IMLC
XZ7                      242                      IMLC
Z17 (2)                  35                       70
Z27 (2)                  65                       80
Z37 (2)                  95                       IMLC
Z47 (2)                  125                      IMLC
Z57 (2)                  151                      IMLC
Z67 (2)                  177                      IMLC
Z77                      197                      IMLC
Z87                      217                      IMLC
Z97                      235                      IMLC
ZX7                      251                      IMLC
ZY7                      268                      IMLC
ZZ7                      280                      IMLC

Note:

1
Capacity Backup model. Requires CBU contract and feature 7997.
2
Capacity Backup model. Requires CBU contract and feature 7998.

Licensed Internal Code: The IBM Machine or Feature/MES is provided with Licensed Internal Code for use by a customer on a specific machine, designated by serial number. The Licensed Internal Code is an integral part of the machine. It is licensed only under the terms and conditions of the IBM Customer Agreement and the IBM Agreement for Licensed Internal Code. It is a valuable intellectual property of the IBM Corporation.

Section 3 of the IBM Customer Agreement authorizes the customer to execute the Licensed Internal Code to enable the specific machine to function according to its specifications. The customer is authorized to execute the Licensed Internal Code only for the model listed in the Purchase Supplement (or other Transaction Document) relating to the IBM Customer Agreement. Replace the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) section reference with the applicable section reference of the IBM AGREEMENT TERMS (IAT), which addresses Licensed Internal Code.

Educational Allowance: A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

Charges

The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Note: The hardware and maintenance prices for the features listed are available from your IBM representative.

Product Charges

                              Machine
Description                   Type           Model
 
S/390 Parallel                9672
Enterprise Servers
 
X17 1-Way Processor                          X17
X27 2-Way Processor                          X27
X37 3-Way Processor                          X37
X47 4-Way Processor                          X47
X57 5-Way Processor                          X57
X67 6-Way Processor                          X67
X77 7-Way Processor                          X77
X87 8-Way Processor                          X87
X97 9-Way Processor                          X97
XX7 10-Way Processor                         XX7
XY7 11-Way Processor                         XY7
XZ7 12-Way Processor                         XZ7
 
Z17 1-Way Processor                          Z17
Z27 2-Way Processor                          Z27
Z37 3-Way Processor                          Z37
Z47 4-Way Processor                          Z47
Z57 5-Way Processor                          Z57
Z67 6-Way Processor                          Z67
Z77 7-Way Processor                          Z77
Z87 8-Way Processor                          Z87
Z97 9-Way Processor                          Z97
ZX7 10-Way Processor                         ZX7
ZY7 11-Way Processor                         ZY7
ZZ7 12-Way Processor                         ZZ7

                      Machine         Feature  Charge/    Init/
Description           Type     Model  Number   No-Charge  MES
 
S/390 Parallel        9672
Enterprise Servers
 
X17 1-Way Processor            X17    1150     C          BOTH
X27 2-Way Processor            X27    1151     C          BOTH
X37 3-Way Processor            X37    1152     C          BOTH
X47 4-Way Processor            X47    1153     C          BOTH
X57 5-Way Processor            X57    1154     C          BOTH
X67 6-Way Processor            X67    1155     C          BOTH
X77 7-Way Processor            X77    1156     C          BOTH
X87 8-Way Processor            X87    1157     C          BOTH
X97 9-Way Processor            X97    1158     C          BOTH
XX7 10-Way Processor           XX7    1159     C          BOTH
XY7 11-Way Processor           XY7    1160     C          BOTH
XZ7 12-Way Processor           XZ7    1161     C          BOTH
 
Z17 1-Way Processor            Z17    1162     C          BOTH
Z27 2-Way Processor            Z27    1163     C          BOTH
Z37 3-Way Processor            Z37    1164     C          BOTH
Z47 4-Way Processor            Z47    1165     C          BOTH
Z57 5-Way Processor            Z57    1166     C          BOTH
Z67 6-Way Processor            Z67    1167     C          BOTH
Z77 7-Way Processor            Z77    1168     C          BOTH
Z87 8-Way Processor            Z87    1169     C          BOTH
Z97 9-Way Processor            Z97    1170     C          BOTH
ZX7 10-Way Processor           ZX7    1171     C          BOTH
ZY7 11-Way Processor           ZY7    1172     C          BOTH
ZZ7 12-Way Processor           ZZ7    1173     C          BOTH

                              Machine
Description                   Type           Model
 
S/390 Parallel                9672
Enterprise Servers
                                             X17
                                             X27
                                             X37
                                             X47
                                             X57
                                             X67
                                             X77
                                             X87
                                             X97
                                             XX7
                                             XY7
                                             XZ7
 
                                             Z17
                                             Z27
                                             Z37
                                             Z47
                                             Z57
                                             Z67
                                             Z77
                                             Z87
                                             Z97
                                             ZX7
                                             ZY7
                                             ZZ7

                                   Feature     Charge/      Init/
Description                        Number      No-Charge    MES
 
Optional SAP                       0990        C            BOTH
Optional ICF                       0991        C            BOTH
ICB (Integrated                    0992        C            BOTH
 Cluster Bus)
Support Element (Dual)             0072        C            BOTH
 -- G6
 
STORAGE
 
Memory Replacement                 7000        C            BOTH
 (refer to note 1)
5.0 GB Memory                      7050        C            BOTH
6.0 GB Memory                      7060        C            BOTH
7.0 GB Memory                      7070        C            BOTH
8.0 GB Memory                      7080        C            BOTH
10  GB Memory                      7100        C            BOTH
12  GB Memory                      7120        C            BOTH
16  GB Memory                      7160        C            BOTH
20  GB Memory                      7200        C            BOTH
24  GB Memory                      7240        C            BOTH
28  GB Memory                      7280        C            BOTH
32  GB Memory                      7320        C            BOTH
Coupling Link 10 km                0008        C            BOTH
CEC/Cage Airflow Cd                0012        C            BOTH
ISC Airflow Cd                     0013        C            BOTH
Channel Driver Cd (5L CHA)         0018        C            BOTH
Token Ring/HMC                     0023        C            BOTH
Channel Driver Cd                  0029        C            BOTH
 (Available 2Q99)
3270/HMC                           0026        C            BOTH
Ethernet/SE                        0034        C            BOTH
Service Element Token Ring         0037        C            BOTH
WAC Card (for Feature 0061)        0038        C            BOTH
 (Refer to note 2)
HMC Console with RSF               0041        C            BOTH
HMC Console with RSF               0061        C            BOTH
 (Refer to note 2)
CEC Cage                           0059        C            BOTH
                                   Feature     Charge/      Init/
Description                        Number      No-Charge    MES
 
MCP Cable (50u MCP-FICON)          0103        C            BOTH
MCP Cable (50u MCP-GbE)            0104        C            BOTH
MCP Cable (62.5u MCP-GbE LX)       0105        C            BOTH
MCP Cable (62.5u MCP-FICON)        0106        C            BOTH
MCP Cable (Singlemode)             0107        C            BOTH
Hyperlinks (Coupling Links)        0216        C            BOTH
Smart Card                         0807        C            BOTH
Crypto                             0800        C            BOTH
No Crypto                          0808        C            BOTH
TKE Hardware (for Ethernet)        0809        C            BOTH
TKE Hardware (for Token Ring)      0806        C            BOTH
T-DES w/PKA                        0834        C            BOTH
T-DES w/PKA & TKE                  0835        C            BOTH
CBU Test Diskette                  0840        C            BOTH
STI Extender Card                  0994        C            BOTH
Custom Quick Shipment              1748        C            BOTH
Control for Plan-Ahead             1995        NC           BOTH
 (Refer to note 2)
Concurrent Conditioning            1999        C            BOTH
I/O Expansion Cage                 2020        C            BOTH
 (A or Z Frame)
I/O Expansion Cage                 2021        C            BOTH
 (A frame only)
JCM OPS                            2029        C            BOTH
Internal Battery Feature           2210        C            BOTH
 
CHANNELS
 
Parallel Channel Cd                2304        C            BOTH
ESCON Channel Cd                   2313        C            BOTH
FICON Channel Cd                   2314        C            BOTH
FIBB Card-Single Wide              2337        C            BOTH
FIBB Card + STI cables             2339        C            BOTH
Additional Frame                   3020        C            BOTH
ESO Identifier                     3490        C            BOTH
EPSO Identifier                    3491        C            BOTH
eBusiness Server                   3492        C            INITIAL
 Offer (eBSO)
OSA2 Express GbE SX                2350        C            BOTH
OSA2 Express GbE LX                2351        C            BOTH
OSA2 Ethernet/Token                5201        C            BOTH
 Ring
OSA2 FDDI                          5202        C            BOTH
OSA2 ATM 155 Mb MM                 5206        C            BOTH
OSA2 ATM 155 Mb SM                 5207        C            BOTH
OSA2 Fast Ethernet                 5208        C            BOTH
ETR Master Cd                      6150        C            BOTH
ETR Dual Port                      6152        C            BOTH
ETR Ext Cable                      6153        C            BOTH
1 Pwr Ctlr                         6301        C            BOTH
2 Pwr Ctlrs                        6302        C            BOTH
Fiber Trunking:                    7930        C            INITIAL
 6 position Tailgat
Fiber Trunking:                    7931        C            INITIAL
 9 position Tailgat
Fiber Harness: 8 Ft                7932        C            INITIAL
Capacity Backup                    7997        C            BOTH
 Feature (X*7)
Capacity Backup                    7998        C            BOTH
 Feature (Z*7)
Sml Console Display                6090        C            BOTH
Lrg Console Display                6091        C            BOTH
4.8 meter, Non-US                  8888        C            BOTH
1.8 meter, 480 Volt                8889        C            BOTH
4.8 meter, 480 Volt                8890        C            BOTH
1.8 meter, US, Chicago             8886        C            BOTH
4.8 meter, US,                     8887        C            BOTH
 Non-Chicago
Northern Hemisphere                9930        C            BOTH
Southern Hemisphere                9931        C            BOTH
MCM Service Tool Kit               9962        C            BOTH
Frame Reduction for                9978        C            BOTH
 shipping

Note:

1
If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.
2
Applicable to G5 models RA6, RB6, RC6, RD6, R16, R26, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, R86, R96, RX6, T16, T26, Y16, Y26, Y36, Y46, Y56, Y66, Y76, Y86, Y96, YX6; G6 Models X17, X27, X37, X47, X57, X67, X77 X87, X97, XX7, XY7, XZ7, Z17, Z27, Z37, Z47, Z57, Z67, Z77, Z87, Z97, ZX7, ZY7, ZZ7

The following features are not orderable on the 9672 G6 models, however if they are installed at the time of an upgrade to the G6 models they may remain installed.

                                       Feature    Charge/
Description                            Number     No-Charge
 
ISC Multimode Coupling Link            0007       NC
ISC Card Adapter                       0016       NC
Processor Unit Optimizer               1998       NC
Parallel Channel Cd                    2303       NC
Additional Frame                       3010       NC
Power Controller                       6201       NC
Power Controller                       6202       NC

Model Conversions

                   Charge/  Net     Returned
Model Conversion   No       Priced  Parts
From    To         Charge   (Y/N)   (Y/N)    Description
 
9672 Models R3 to G5:
 
R53     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Three-way
R63     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Three-way
R73     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Three-way
R83     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Three-way
RX3     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Three-way
 
R53     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Four-way
R63     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Four-way
R73     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Four-way
R83     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Four-way
RX3     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Four-way
 
9672 Models G3 to G5:
 
RA4     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Three-way
R14     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Three-way
RB4     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Three-way
R24     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Three-way
RC4     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Three-way
R34     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Three-way
R44     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Three-way
R54     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Three-way
R64     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Three-way
 
RA4     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Four-way
R14     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Four-way
RB4     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Four-way
R24     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Four-way
RC4     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Four-way
R34     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Four-way
R44     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Four-way
R54     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Four-way
R64     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Four-way
R74     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Four-way
R84     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Four-way
R94     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Four-way
RX4     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Four-way
 
9672 Models G4 to G5:
 
RA5     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Three-way
R15     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Three-way
RB5     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Three-way
R25     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Three-way
RC5     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Three-way
R35     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Three-way
R45     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Three-way
                   Charge/  Net     Returned
Model Conversion   No       Priced  Parts
From    To         Charge   (Y/N)   (Y/N)    Description
 
RA5     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Four-way
R15     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Four-way
RB5     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Four-way
R25     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Four-way
RC5     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Four-way
R35     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Four-way
R45     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Four-way
R55     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Four-way
R65     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Four-way
R75     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Four-way
 
9672 Models G5 to G5:
 
RA6     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Three-way
RA6     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Four-way
R16     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Three-way
R16     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Four-way
RB6     Y36        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Three-way
RB6     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Four-way
R26     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Four-way
RC6     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Four-way
R36     Y46        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Four-way
 
9672 Models G3 to G6:
 
R84     X47        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Four-way
R84     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Five-way
R84     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Six-way
R84     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Seven-way
R84     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eight-way
R84     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Nine-way
R84     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Ten-way
R84     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eleven-way
R84     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Twelve-way
 
R84     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Seven-way
R84     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eight-way
R84     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Nine-way
R84     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Ten-way
R84     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eleven-way
R84     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Twelve-way
 
R94     X47        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Four-way
R94     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Five-way
R94     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Six-way
R94     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Seven-way
R94     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eight-way
R94     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Nine-way
R94     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Ten-way
R94     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eleven-way
R94     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Twelve-way
 
R94     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Seven-way
R94     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eight-way
R94     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Nine-way
R94     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Ten-way
R94     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eleven-way
R94     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Twelve-way
 
RX4     X47        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Four-way
RX4     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Five-way
RX4     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Six-way
RX4     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Seven-way
RX4     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eight-way
RX4     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Nine-way
RX4     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Ten-way
RX4     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eleven-way
RX4     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Twelve-way
                   Charge/  Net     Returned
Model Conversion   No       Priced  Parts
From    To         Charge   (Y/N)   (Y/N)    Description
 
RX4     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Seven-way
RX4     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eight-way
RX4     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Nine-way
RX4     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Ten-way
RX4     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eleven-way
RX4     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Twelve-way
 
RY4     X47        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Four-way
RY4     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Five-way
RY4     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Six-way
RY4     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Seven-way
RY4     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eight-way
RY4     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Nine-way
RY4     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Ten-way
RY4     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eleven-way
RY4     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Twelve-way
 
RY4     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Seven-way
RY4     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eight-way
RY4     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Nine-way
RY4     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Ten-way
RY4     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eleven-way
RY4     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Twelve-way
 
R85     X47        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Four-way
R85     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Five-way
R85     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Six-way
R85     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Seven-way
R85     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eight-way
R85     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Nine-way
R85     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Ten-way
R85     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eleven-way
R85     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Twelve-way
 
R85     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Seven-way
R85     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eight-way
R85     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Nine-way
R85     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Ten-way
R85     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eleven-way
R85     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Twelve-way
 
R95     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Five-way
R95     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Six-way
R95     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Seven-way
R95     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eight-way
R95     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Nine-way
R95     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Ten-way
R95     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eleven-way
R95     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Twelve-way
 
R95     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Seven-way
R95     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eight-way
R95     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Nine-way
R95     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Ten-way
R95     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eleven-way
R95     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Twelve-way
 
RX5     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Five-way
RX5     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Six-way
RX5     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Seven-way
RX5     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eight-way
RX5     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Nine-way
RX5     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Ten-way
RX5     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eleven-way
RX5     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Twelve-way
 
RX5     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Seven-way
RX5     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eight-way
RX5     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Nine-way
RX5     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Ten-way
RX5     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eleven-way
RX5     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Twelve-way
                   Charge/  Net     Returned
Model Conversion   No       Priced  Parts
From    To         Charge   (Y/N)   (Y/N)    Description
 
RY5     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Five-way
RY5     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Six-way
RY5     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Seven-way
RY5     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eight-way
RY5     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Nine-way
RY5     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Ten-way
RY5     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eleven-way
RY5     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Twelve-way
 
RY5     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Seven-way
RY5     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eight-way
RY5     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Nine-way
RY5     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Ten-way
RY5     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eleven-way
RY5     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Twelve-way
 
RC6     X47        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Four-way
RC6     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Five-way
RC6     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Six-way
RC6     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Seven-way
RC6     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eight-way
RC6     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Nine-way
RC6     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Ten-way
RC6     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eleven-way
RC6     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Twelve-way
 
RC6     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Seven-way
RC6     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eight-way
RC6     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Nine-way
RC6     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Ten-way
RC6     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eleven-way
RC6     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Twelve-way
 
RD6     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Five-way
RD6     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Six-way
RD6     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Seven-way
RD6     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Eight-way
RD6     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Nine-way
RD6     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Ten-way
RD6     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Eleven-way
RD6     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Twelve-way
 
RD6     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Seven-way
RD6     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Eight-way
RD6     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Nine-way
RD6     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Ten-way
RD6     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eleven-way
RD6     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Twelve-way
 
T16     X27        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Two-way
T16     X37        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Three-way
T16     X47        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Four-way
T16     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Five-way
T16     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Six-way
T16     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Seven-way
T16     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Eight-way
T16     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Nine-way
T16     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Ten-way
T16     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Eleven-way
T16     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Twelve-way
 
T16     Z27        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Two-way
T16     Z37        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Three-way
T16     Z47        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Four-way
T16     Z57        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Five-way
T16     Z67        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Six-way
                   Charge/  Net     Returned
Model Conversion   No       Priced  Parts
From    To         Charge   (Y/N)   (Y/N)    Description
 
T16     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Seven-way
T16     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Eight-way
T16     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Nine-way
T16     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Ten-way
T16     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Eleven-way
T16     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Twelve-way
 
T26     X37        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Three-way
T26     X47        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Four-way
T26     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Five-way
T26     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Six-way
T26     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Seven-way
T26     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Eight-way
T26     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Nine-way
T26     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Ten-way
T26     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Eleven-way
T26     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Twelve-way
 
T26     Z37        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Three-way
T26     Z47        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Four-way
T26     Z57        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Five-way
T26     Z67        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Six-way
T26     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Seven-way
T26     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Eight-way
T26     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Nine-way
T26     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Ten-way
T26     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Eleven-way
T26     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Twelve-way
 
R36     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Five-way
R36     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Six-way
R36     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Seven-way
R36     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eight-way
R36     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Nine-way
R36     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Ten-way
R36     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eleven-way
R36     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Twelve-way
 
R36     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Seven-way
R36     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eight-way
R36     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Nine-way
R36     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Ten-way
R36     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eleven-way
R36     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Twelve-way
 
R46     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Five-way
R46     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Six-way
R46     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Seven-way
R46     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Eight-way
R46     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Nine-way
R46     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Ten-way
R46     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Eleven-way
R46     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Twelve-way
 
R46     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Seven-way
R46     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Eight-way
R46     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Nine-way
R46     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Ten-way
R46     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Eleven-way
R46     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Twelve-way
 
R56     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Six-way
R56     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Seven-way
R56     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Eight-way
R56     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Nine-way
R56     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Ten-way
R56     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Eleven-way
R56     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Twelve-way
                   Charge/  Net     Returned
Model Conversion   No       Priced  Parts
From    To         Charge   (Y/N)   (Y/N)    Description
 
R56     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Seven-way
R56     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Eight-way
R56     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Nine-way
R56     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Ten-way
R56     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Eleven-way
R56     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Twelve-way
 
R66     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Seven-way
R66     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Eight-way
R66     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Nine-way
R66     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Ten-way
R66     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Eleven-way
R66     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Twelve-way
 
R66     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Seven-way
R66     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Eight-way
R66     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Nine-way
R66     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Ten-way
R66     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Eleven-way
R66     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Twelve-way
R76     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Eight-way
R76     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Nine-way
R76     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Ten-way
R76     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Eleven-way
R76     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Twelve-way
 
R76     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Seven-way
R76     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Eight-way
R76     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Nine-way
R76     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Ten-way
R76     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Eleven-way
R76     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Twelve-way
 
R86     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Nine-way
R86     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Ten-way
R86     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eleven-way
R86     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Twelve-way
 
R86     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Seven-way
R86     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eight-way
R86     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Nine-way
R86     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Ten-way
R86     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eleven-way
R86     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Twelve-way
 
R96     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Ten-way
R96     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eleven-way
R96     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Twelve-way
 
R96     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Seven-way
R96     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eight-way
R96     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Nine-way
R96     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Ten-way
R96     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eleven-way
R96     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Twelve-way
 
RX6     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Ten-way
RX6     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eleven-way
RX6     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Twelve-way
 
RX6     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eight-way
RX6     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Nine-way
RX6     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Ten-way
RX6     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eleven-way
RX6     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Twelve-way
 
Y16     Z27        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Two-way
Y16     Z37        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Three-way
                   Charge/  Net     Returned
Model Conversion   No       Priced  Parts
From    To         Charge   (Y/N)   (Y/N)    Description
 
Y16     Z47        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Four-way
Y16     Z57        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Five-way
Y16     Z67        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Six-way
Y16     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Seven-way
Y16     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Eight-way
Y16     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Nine-way
Y16     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Ten-way
Y16     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Eleven-way
Y16     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Twelve-way
 
Y26     Z37        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Three-way
Y26     Z47        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Four-way
Y26     Z57        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Five-way
Y26     Z67        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Six-way
Y26     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Seven-way
Y26     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Eight-way
Y26     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Nine-way
Y26     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Ten-way
Y26     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Eleven-way
Y26     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Twelve-way
 
Y36     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Seven-way
Y36     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eight-way
Y36     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Nine-way
Y36     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Ten-way
Y36     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eleven-way
Y36     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Twelve-way
 
Y46     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Seven-way
Y46     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Eight-way
Y46     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Nine-way
Y46     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Ten-way
Y46     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Eleven-way
Y46     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Twelve-way
 
Y56     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Seven-way
Y56     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Eight-way
Y56     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Nine-way
Y56     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Ten-way
Y56     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Eleven-way
Y56     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Twelve-way
 
Y66     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Seven-way
Y66     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Eight-way
Y66     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Nine-way
Y66     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Ten-way
Y66     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Eleven-way
Y66     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Twelve-way
 
Y76     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Seven-way
Y76     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Eight-way
Y76     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Nine-way
Y76     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Ten-way
Y76     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Eleven-way
Y76     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Twelve-way
 
Y86     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eight-way
Y86     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Nine-way
Y86     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Ten-way
Y86     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eleven-way
Y86     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Twelve-way
 
Y96     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eight-way
Y96     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Nine-way
Y96     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Ten-way
Y96     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eleven-way
Y96     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Twelve-way
                   Charge/  Net     Returned
Model Conversion   No       Priced  Parts
From    To         Charge   (Y/N)   (Y/N)    Description
 
YX6     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eight-way
YX6     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Nine-way
YX6     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Ten-way
YX6     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eleven-way
YX6     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Twelve-way
 
Upgrades from R06 to server models:
 
R06     X37        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Three-way
R06     X47        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Four-way
R06     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Five-way
R06     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Six-way
R06     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Seven-way
R06     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Eight-way
R06     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Nine-way
R06     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Ten-way
R06     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Eleven-way
R06     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Twelve-way
 
R06     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Seven-way
R06     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Eight-way
R06     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Nine-way
R06     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Ten-way
R06     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Eleven-way
R06     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        R06 to Twelve-way
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If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

S/390 G6 Parallel Enterprise Servers: 9672 Vertical Upgrades

                   Charge/  Net     Returned
Model Conversion   No       Priced  Parts
From    To         Charge   (Y/N)   (Y/N)    Description
 
X17     X27        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Two-way
X17     X37        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Three-way
X17     X47        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Four-way
X17     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Five-way
X17     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Six-way
X17     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Seven-way
X17     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Eight-way
X17     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Nine-way
X17     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Ten-way
X17     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Eleven-way
X17     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Twelve-way
 
X27     X37        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Three-way
X27     X47        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Four-way
X27     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Five-way
X27     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Six-way
X27     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Seven-way
X27     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Eight-way
X27     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Nine-way
X27     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Ten-way
X27     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Eleven-way
                   Charge/  Net     Returned
Model Conversion   No       Priced  Parts
From    To         Charge   (Y/N)   (Y/N)    Description
 
X37     X47        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Four-way
X37     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Five-way
X37     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Six-way
X37     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Seven-way
X37     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eight-way
X37     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Nine-way
X37     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Ten-way
X37     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eleven-way
X37     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Twelve-way
 
X47     X57        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Five-way
X47     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Six-way
X47     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Seven-way
X47     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Eight-way
X47     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Nine-way
X47     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Ten-way
X47     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Eleven-way
X47     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Twelve-way
 
X57     X67        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Six-way
X57     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Seven-way
X57     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Eight-way
X57     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Nine-way
X57     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Ten-way
X57     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Eleven-way
X57     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Twelve-way
 
X67     X77        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Seven-way
X67     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Eight-way
X67     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Nine-way
X67     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Ten-way
X67     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Eleven-way
X67     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Twelve-way
 
X77     X87        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Eight-way
X77     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Nine-way
X77     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Ten-way
X77     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Eleven-way
X77     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Twelve-way
 
X87     X97        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Nine-way
X87     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Ten-way
X87     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eleven-way
X87     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Twelve-way
 
X97     XX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Ten-way
X97     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eleven-way
X97     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Twelve-way
 
XX7     XY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eleven-way
XX7     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Twelve-way
XX7     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eleven-way
XX7     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Twelve-way
 
XY7     XZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eleven-way to Twelve-way
XY7     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eleven-way to Twelve-way
 
XZ7     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Twelve-way to Twelve-way
 
Z17     Z27        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Two-way
Z17     Z37        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Three-way
Z17     Z47        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Four-way
Z17     Z57        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Five-way
Z17     Z67        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Six-way
Z17     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Seven-way
Z17     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Eight-way
Z17     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Nine-way
Z17     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Ten-way
Z17     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Eleven-way
Z17     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        One-way to Twelve-way
                   Charge/  Net     Returned
Model Conversion   No       Priced  Parts
From    To         Charge   (Y/N)   (Y/N)    Description
 
Z27     Z37        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Three-way
Z27     Z47        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Four-way
Z27     Z57        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Five-way
Z27     Z67        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Six-way
Z27     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Seven-way
Z27     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Eight-way
Z27     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Nine-way
Z27     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Ten-way
Z27     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Eleven-way
Z27     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Two-way to Twelve-way
 
Z37     Z47        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Four-way
Z37     Z57        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Five-way
Z37     Z67        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Six-way
Z37     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Seven-way
Z37     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eight-way
Z37     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Nine-way
Z37     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Ten-way
Z37     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Eleven-way
Z37     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Three-way to Twelve-way
 
Z47     Z57        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Five-way
Z47     Z67        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Six-way
Z47     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Seven-way
Z47     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Eight-way
Z47     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Nine-way
Z47     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Ten-way
Z47     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Eleven-way
Z47     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Four-way to Twelve-way
 
Z57     Z67        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Six-way
Z57     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Seven-way
Z57     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Eight-way
Z57     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Nine-way
Z57     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Ten-way
Z57     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Eleven-way
Z57     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Five-way to Twelve-way
 
Z67     Z77        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Seven-way
Z67     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Eight-way
Z67     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Nine-way
Z67     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Ten-way
Z67     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Eleven-way
Z67     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Six-way to Twelve-way
 
Z77     Z87        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Eight-way
Z77     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Nine-way
Z77     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Ten-way
Z77     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Eleven-way
Z77     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Seven-way to Twelve-way
 
Z87     Z97        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Nine-way
Z87     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Ten-way
Z87     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Eleven-way
Z87     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eight-way to Twelve-way
 
Z97     ZX7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Ten-way
Z97     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Eleven-way
Z97     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Nine-way to Twelve-way
 
ZX7     ZY7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Eleven-way
ZX7     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Ten-way to Twelve-way
 
ZY7     ZZ7        C (+)    Y       Y        Eleven-way to Twelve-way
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Feature Conversion:

Feature      Feature    Net    Continuous
Conversion   Conversion Priced Maintenance
From    To   Charge     (Y/N)  (Y/N)       Description
 
0016    0216 (+)        Y      Y           Intersystem Channel
                                            Adapter
0017    0018 (+)        Y      Y           CHA to CHA
0017    0029 (+)        Y      Y           CHA to CHA
0018    0029 (+)        Y      Y           CHA to CHA
0028    0018 (+)        Y      Y           CHA to CHA
0028    0029 (+)        Y      Y           CHA to CHA
0071    0072 (+)        Y      Y           SE to Dual SE
2317    2337 (+)        Y      Y           IBB 1 wide to FIBB 1 wide
2317    2339 (+)        Y      Y           IBB 1 wide to FIBB 1 wide
2327    2337 (+)        Y      Y           IBB 2 wide to FIBB 2 wide
2327    2339 (+)        Y      Y           IBB 2 wide to FIBB 2 wide
0050    0059 (+)        Y      Y           CEC cage to CEC cage
0055    0059 (+)        Y      Y           CEC cage to CEC cage
0056    0059 (+)        Y      Y           CEC cage to CEC cage
0057    0059 (+)        Y      Y           CEC cage to CEC cage
0058    0059 (+)        Y      Y           CEC cage to YX6 cage
2020    2021 (+)        Y      Y           I/O cage to I/O cage

Upgrades from 9672 Model R06 to X37, X47, X57, X67, X77, X87, X97, XX7, XY7, XZ7, Z77, Z87, Z97, ZX7, ZY7, ZZ7.

Feature      Feature    Net    Continuous
Conversion   Conversion Priced Maintenance
From    To   Charge     (Y/N)  (Y/N)         Description
 
7971    1152 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Three-way
7971    1153 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Four-way
7971    1154 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Five-way
7971    1155 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Six-way
7971    1156 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Seven-way
7971    1157 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Eight-way
7971    1158 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Nine-way
7971    1159 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Ten-way
7971    1160 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Eleven-way
7971    1161 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7971    1168 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Seven-way
7971    1169 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Eight-way
7971    1170 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Nine-way
7971    1171 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Ten-way
7971    1172 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Eleven-way
7971    1173 (+)        Y      Y             1-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7972    1152 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Three-way
7972    1153 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Four-way
7972    1154 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Five-way
7972    1155 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Six-way
7972    1156 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Seven-way
7972    1157 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Eight-way
7972    1158 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Nine-way
7972    1159 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Ten-way
7972    1160 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Eleven-way
7972    1161 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7972    1168 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Seven-way
7972    1169 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Eight-way
7972    1170 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Nine-way
7972    1171 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Ten-way
7972    1172 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Eleven-way
7972    1173 (+)        Y      Y             2-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7973    1153 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Four-way
7973    1154 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Five-way
7973    1155 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Six-way
7973    1156 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Seven-way
7973    1157 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Eight-way
7973    1158 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Nine-way
7973    1159 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Ten-way
7973    1160 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Eleven-way
7973    1161 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Twelve-way
Feature      Feature    Net    Continuous
Conversion   Conversion Priced Maintenance
From    To   Charge     (Y/N)  (Y/N)         Description
 
7973    1168 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Seven-way
7973    1169 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Eight-way
7973    1170 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Nine-way
7973    1171 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Ten-way
7973    1172 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Eleven-way
7973    1173 (+)        Y      Y             3-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7974    1153 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Four-way
7974    1154 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Five-way
7974    1155 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Six-way
7974    1156 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Seven-way
7974    1157 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Eight-way
7974    1158 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Nine-way
7974    1159 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Ten-way
7974    1160 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Eleven-way
7974    1161 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7974    1168 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Seven-way
7974    1169 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Eight-way
7974    1170 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Nine-way
7974    1171 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Ten-way
7974    1172 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Eleven-way
7975    1173 (+)        Y      Y             4-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7975    1154 (+)        Y      Y             5-ICF to Five-way
7975    1155 (+)        Y      Y             5-ICF to Six-way
7975    1156 (+)        Y      Y             5-ICF to Seven-way
7975    1157 (+)        Y      Y             5-ICF to Eight-way
7975    1158 (+)        Y      Y             5-ICF to Nine-way
7975    1159 (+)        Y      Y             5-ICF to Ten-way
7975    1160 (+)        Y      Y             5-ICF to Eleven-way
7975    1161 (+)        Y      Y             5-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7975    1168 (+)        Y      Y             5-ICF to Seven-way
7975    1169 (+)        Y      Y             5-ICF to Eight-way
7975    1170 (+)        Y      Y             5-ICF to Nine-way
7975    1171 (+)        Y      Y             5-ICF to Ten-way
7975    1172 (+)        Y      Y             5-ICF to Eleven-way
7975    1173 (+)        Y      Y             5-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7976    1154 (+)        Y      Y             6-ICF to Five-way
7976    1155 (+)        Y      Y             6-ICF to Six-way
7976    1156 (+)        Y      Y             6-ICF to Seven-way
7976    1157 (+)        Y      Y             6-ICF to Eight-way
7976    1158 (+)        Y      Y             6-ICF to Nine-way
7976    1159 (+)        Y      Y             6-ICF to Ten-way
7976    1160 (+)        Y      Y             6-ICF to Eleven-way
7976    1161 (+)        Y      Y             6-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7976    1168 (+)        Y      Y             6-ICF to Seven-way
7976    1169 (+)        Y      Y             6-ICF to Eight-way
7976    1170 (+)        Y      Y             6-ICF to Nine-way
7976    1171 (+)        Y      Y             6-ICF to Ten-way
7976    1172 (+)        Y      Y             6-ICF to Eleven-way
7976    1173 (+)        Y      Y             6-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7977    1155 (+)        Y      Y             7-ICF to Six-way
7977    1156 (+)        Y      Y             7-ICF to Seven-way
7977    1157 (+)        Y      Y             7-ICF to Eight-way
 
7977    1158 (+)        Y      Y             7-ICF to Nine-way
7977    1159 (+)        Y      Y             7-ICF to Ten-way
7977    1160 (+)        Y      Y             7-ICF to Eleven-way
7977    1161 (+)        Y      Y             7-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7977    1168 (+)        Y      Y             7-ICF to Seven-way
7977    1169 (+)        Y      Y             7-ICF to Eight-way
7977    1170 (+)        Y      Y             7-ICF to Nine-way
7977    1171 (+)        Y      Y             7-ICF to Ten-way
7977    1172 (+)        Y      Y             7-ICF to Eleven-way
7977    1173 (+)        Y      Y             7-ICF to Twelve-way
Feature      Feature    Net    Continuous
Conversion   Conversion Priced Maintenance
From    To   Charge     (Y/N)  (Y/N)         Description
 
7978    1155 (+)        Y      Y             8-ICF to Six-way
7978    1156 (+)        Y      Y             8-ICF to Seven-way
7978    1157 (+)        Y      Y             8-ICF to Eight-way
7978    1158 (+)        Y      Y             8-ICF to Nine-way
7978    1159 (+)        Y      Y             8-ICF to Ten-way
7978    1160 (+)        Y      Y             8-ICF to Eleven-way
7978    1161 (+)        Y      Y             8-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7978    1168 (+)        Y      Y             8-ICF to Seven-way
7978    1169 (+)        Y      Y             8-ICF to Eight-way
7978    1170 (+)        Y      Y             8-ICF to Nine-way
7978    1171 (+)        Y      Y             8-ICF to Ten-way
7978    1172 (+)        Y      Y             8-ICF to Eleven-way
7978    1173 (+)        Y      Y             8-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7979    1156 (+)        Y      Y             9-ICF to Seven-way
7979    1157 (+)        Y      Y             9-ICF to Eight-way
7979    1158 (+)        Y      Y             9-ICF to Nine-way
7979    1159 (+)        Y      Y             9-ICF to Ten-way
7979    1160 (+)        Y      Y             9-ICF to Eleven-way
7979    1161 (+)        Y      Y             9-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7979    1168 (+)        Y      Y             9-ICF to Seven-way
7979    1169 (+)        Y      Y             9-ICF to Eight-way
7979    1170 (+)        Y      Y             9-ICF to Nine-way
7979    1171 (+)        Y      Y             9-ICF to Ten-way
7979    1172 (+)        Y      Y             9-ICF to Eleven-way
7979    1173 (+)        Y      Y             9-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7980    1156 (+)        Y      Y             10-ICF to Seven-way
7980    1157 (+)        Y      Y             10-ICF to Eight-way
7980    1158 (+)        Y      Y             10-ICF to Nine-way
7980    1159 (+)        Y      Y             10-ICF to Ten-way
7980    1160 (+)        Y      Y             10-ICF to Eleven-way
7980    1161 (+)        Y      Y             10-ICF to Twelve-way
 
7980    1168 (+)        Y      Y             10-ICF to Seven-way
7980    1169 (+)        Y      Y             10-ICF to Eight-way
7980    1170 (+)        Y      Y             10-ICF to Nine-way
7980    1171 (+)        Y      Y             10-ICF to Ten-way
7980    1172 (+)        Y      Y             10-ICF to Eleven-way
7980    1173 (+)        Y      Y             10-ICF to Twelve-way
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S/390 G5 Server Configuration Options

            Number    Number       Storage    Maximun Number of:
           of   of    of SAPs:     (GB)                      HIPer-
Model      PUs  CPs   Std. Opt.    Min Max    ICFs ICBs STIs Links
 
9672-RA6   6    1     1     0      1   12     3    6    12   32
9672-R16   6    1     1     1      1   12     3    6    12   32
9672-RB6   6    2     1     1      1   12     2    6    12   32
9672-R26   6    2     1     1      1   12     2    6    12   32
9672-RC6   6    3     1     1      1   12     1    6    12   32
9672-RD6   6    4     1     0      1   12     0    6    12   32
 
9672-T16   12   1     2     0      1   24     0    18   24   32
9672-R26   12   2     2     0      1   24     0    18   24   32
 
9672-R36   8    3     1     2      1   24     7    18   24   32
9672-R46   8    4     1     3      1   24     6    18   24   32
9672-R56   8    5     1     4      1   24     5    18   24   32
9672-R66   8    6     1     4      1   24     4    18   24   32
            Number    Number       Storage    Maximun Number of:
           of   of    of SAPs:     (GB)                      HIPer-
Model      PUs  CPs   Std. Opt.    Min Max    ICFs ICBs STIs Links
 
9672-R76   12   7     2     2      1   24     2    18   24   32
9672-R86   12   8     2     1      1   24     1    18   24   32
9672-R96   12   9     2     0      1   24     0    18   24   32
9672-RX6   12   10    2     0      1   24     0    18   24   32
 
9672-Y16   12   1     2     0      5   24     4    18   24   32
9672-Y26   12   2     2     0      5   24     4    18   24   32
9672-Y36   12   3     2     0      5   24     4    18   24   32
9672-Y46   12   4     2     0      5   24     4    18   24   32
9672-Y56   12   5     2     4      5   24     4    18   24   32
9672-Y66   12   6     2     3      5   24     3    18   24   32
9672-Y76   12   7     2     2      8   24     2    18   24   32
9672-Y86   12   8     2     1      8   24     1    18   24   32
9672-Y96   12   9     2     0      8   24     0    18   24   32
9672-YX6   12   10    2     0      8   24     0    18   24   32

Server Storage Increments (GB)


    Models RA6 — RD6: 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12
    Models R36 — RX6: 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24
    Models Y16 — Y66: 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24
    Models Y76 — YX6: 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24

S/390 Generation 6: Model and Configurations Summary

                    Number of Channels:
                   Parallel   ESCON           FICON
Model              Mi/Mx-Incr Mi/Mx-Incr      Mn/Mx-Incr
 
9672-X17           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-X27           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-X37           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-X47           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-X57           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-X67           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-X77           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-X87           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-X97           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-XX7           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-XY7           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-XZ7           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
 
9672-Z17           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-Z27           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-Z37           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-Z47           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-Z57           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-Z67           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-Z77           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-Z87           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-Z97           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-ZX7           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-ZY7           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1
9672-ZZ7           0  96  4   0  256  4       0  24  1

G6 Configuration Options

            Number    Number       Storage    Maximun Number of:
           of   of    of SAPs:     (GB)                      HIPer-
Model      PUs  CPs   Std. Opt.    Min Max    ICFs ICBs STIs Links
 
9672-X17+  14   1     2     0      5   32     11   18   24   32
9672-X27+  14   2     2     0      5   32     10   18   24   32
9672-X37   14   3     2     1      5   32     9    18   24   32
9672-X47   14   4     2     2      5   32     8    18   24   32
9672-X57   14   5     2     3      5   32     7    18   24   32
9672-X67   14   6     2     4      5   32     6    18   24   32
9672-X77   14   7     2     5      5   32     5    18   24   32
9672-X87   14   8     2     4      5   32     4    18   24   32
            Number    Number       Storage    Maximun Number of:
           of   of    of SAPs:     (GB)                      HIPer-
Model      PUs  CPs   Std. Opt.    Min Max    ICFs ICBs STIs Links
 
9672-X97   14   9     2     3      5   32     3    18   24   32
9672-XX7   14   10    2     2      5   32     2    18   24   32
9672-XY7   14   11    2     1      5   32     1    18   24   32
9672-XZ7   14   12    2     0      5   32     0    18   24   32
 
9672-Z17+  14   1     2     0      5   32     11   18   24   32
9672-Z27+  14   2     2     0      5   32     10   18   24   32
9672-Z37+  14   3     2     1      5   32     9    18   24   32
9672-Z47+  14   4     2     2      5   32     8    18   24   32
 
9672-Z57+  14   5     2     3      5   32     7    18   24   32
9672-Z67+  14   6     2     4      5   32     6    18   24   32
9672-Z77   14   7     2     5      5   32     5    18   24   32
9672-Z87   14   8     2     4      5   32     4    18   24   32
9672-Z97   14   9     2     3      5   32     3    18   24   32
9672-ZX7   14   10    2     2      5   32     2    18   24   32
9672-ZY7   14   11    2     1      5   32     1    18   24   32
9672-ZZ7   14   12    2     0      5   32     0    18   24   32

Note: (+) CBU model

Server Storage Increments (GB): Models X17 through ZZ7: 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32

Cryptographic Coprocessor Use: Models  X17, Z17 both use only one Cryptographic Coprocessor. All others use two Cryptographic Coprocessors.

Features — Specify Exchange

Feature Descriptions

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

  • S/390 G6 Parallel Enterprise Server 9672 Models 
    • Minimum — 0; Maximum — 32; Increments — 1
  • S/390 G6 Parallel Enterprise Server 9672 R06 Models 
    • Minimum — 1; Maximum — 32; Increments — 1

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

One HiPerLink adapter (#0216) is required for every two coupling links. The Intersystem Channel Adapter is not hot pluggable, but the Coupling Links are. Additional Intersystem Channel Adapters and Coupling Links can be ordered to reduce outages. Two types of Coupling Links are available on the G6 models:

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

    Note: FEATURE #0007 CANNOT BE ORDERED ON G6; HOWEVER, EXISTING FEATURE 0007 INSTALLATIONS CAN BE CARRIED FORWARD TO G6.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Coupling Link (#0008): Uses a 9 micron single-mode fiber optic cable and has a full duplex connector that is Fibre Channel Standard level 0 compliant. This link uses a long wave laser light source and can support distances of up to 10 kilometers, and up to 20 km using an optional RPQ.

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

Hardware Management Console with RSF (#0041, #0061): The Hardware Management Console provides a single point of control and single system image for managing local or remote hardware elements such as 9672, 9674, 2003, and 3000 systems. The Hardware Management Console employs a state of the art direct-manipulation, object-oriented GUI supporting exception based real-time system status reporting via ICONs and colors, consolidated hardware messages, consolidated operating system messages, and consolidated service support (including modems and phone lines) and, of course, full operation of the managed systems. The Hardware Management Consoles ordered with a S/390 G6 server are downward compatible with the Hardware Management Consoles and SEs on the 9672 R1, R2, R3, G3, G4, G5 or 9674 C01, C02, C03, C04, C05, 2003, or 3000 systems. To allow the existing Hardware Management Consoles on the 9672 R1, R2, R3, G3, G4, or 9674 C01, C02, C03, C04, C05, 2003, or 3000 systems to be upward compatible with the S/390 G6 server, an MES order will be required to convert features #0009 or #0021 to feature #0031 or feature #0041. Feature #0041 superseded feature #0031 in 4Q97; feature #0041 allows two of three options (feature #0022, #0023, #0026) to also be installed. The Ethernet function is optional on feature #0031, but is standard on feature #0041.

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

HMC Token Ring Feature (#0023): This card is an option to be used with HMC feature #0041.

  • Minimum — 0; Maximum — 1 per or HMC

HMC Ethernet Feature (#0024): (Not orderable on G6 models, as this function is standard on features #0041 and #0061)

The HMC Ethernet feature allows the use of existing Ethernet LANs to provide connectivity between the Support Element or HMC and G6 systems. It also allows high-speed (10 Mbps) remote operation of HMC over existing Ethernet LANs. This feature is mutually exclusive with the ISDN feature #0022 on features #0031 and #0015, and is not available on HMC feature #0041 or SE feature #0045.

Note: Ethernet function on #0041 and #0045 is a standard function.

  • Minimum — 0; Maximum — 1 per HMC

HMC/SE 3270 Emulation Feature (#0026): This card is an option to be used with HMC features #0041 or #0061, or Support Element features #0045 or #0065.

  • Minimum — 0; Maximum — 1 per HMC

WAC (#0038): This card is an option to be used with HMC feature #0061.

  • Minimum — 0; Maximum — 1 per HMC

SE Ethernet (#0034): The SE Ethernet feature allows installation of an additional Ethernet feature, in addition to the basic SE function. Installation of this option precludes use of the Token-Ring SE function.

  • Minimum — 0; Maximum — 1 per SE

Alternate Support Element Feature (#0071) — G5 Only: This feature enables a second Support Element to be installed in the G5 server frame, as a backup to the primary SE. In the event of a hardware malfunction, the mirrored alternate will take over for the failing SE when a switch located on the server's rear cover is manually set. The G5 will continually verify that the alternate SE is functional during use of the primary SE, with status displayed at the primary SE. Hardware maintenance can be performed on the Primary SE (in Service Mode).

Note: This function is standard on G6 models.

Dual Support Element Feature (#0072) — G6 Only: This feature provides a second Support Element in the G6 Server frame, as a backup to the primary SE. In the event of a hardware malfunction, the mirrored alternate will take over for the failing SE when a switch located on the server's rear cover is manually set. The G6 will continually verify that the alternate SE is functional during use of the primary SE, with status displayed at the primary SE. Hardware maintenance can be performed on the Primary SE (in Service Mode).

FICON MCP 50 Micron (#0103): One 2-meter (6.56 feet) mode conditioning patch (MCP) cable compatible with 50 micron multimode fiber optic cables is required when using FICON feature #2314 and attaching to a 50 micron multimode SC Duplex fiber optic cable. A FICON connection can run over a 50 micron multimode fiber optic cable up to a distance of 550 meters (1,804 feet).

Feature #0103 is used in pairs and must be installed at both the sending and receiving sides of the fiber optic multimode links. This MCP cable allows customers to continue using their existing 50 micron multimode fiber optic cables at reduced distances.

The MCP cable assembly contains a combination of single mode and multimode fiber. The assembly is terminated with one single mode SC Duplex connector and one multimode SC Duplex receptacle.

Maximum Number: N/A

Prerequisites: Feature #2314

Corequisites: None

Compatibility Conflicts: None

Customer Setup: No

Limitations: Two of these features are required for each link.

Field Installable: Yes

Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

GbE LX MCP 50 Micron (#0104): One 2 meter (6.56 feet) mode conditioning patch cable compatible with 50 micron multimode fiber optic cables is required when using the OSA-Express (GbE) LX feature #2351 and attaching to a 50 micron multimode SC Duplex fiber optic cable. A GbE LX connection can run over a 50 micron multimode fiber optic cable up to a distance of 550 meters (1,804 feet).

Feature #0104 is used in pairs and must be installed at both the sending and receiving sides of the fiber optic multimode links. This MCP cable allows customers to continue using their existing 50 micron multimode fiber optic cables at reduced distances with an OSA-Express GbE long wavelength feature.

The MCP cable assembly contains a combination of single mode and multimode fiber. The assembly is terminated with one single mode SC Duplex connector and one multimode SC Duplex receptacle.

Maximum Number: N/A

Prerequisites: Feature #2351

Corequisites: None

Compatibility Conflicts: None

Customer Setup: No

Limitations: Two of these features are required for each link.

Field Installable: Yes

Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

GbE LX MCP 62.5 Micron (#0105): One 2 meter (6.56 feet) cable compatible with 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic is required when using the OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) long wavelength (LX) feature #2351 and attaching to a 62.5 micron multimode SC Duplex fiber optic cable. A GbE LX connection can run over a 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable up to a distance of 550 meters (1,804 feet).

Feature #0105 is used in pairs and must be installed at both the sending and receiving sides of the fiber optic multimode links. This MCP cable allows customers to continue using their existing 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cables at reduced distances with an OSA-Express GbE long wavelength feature.

The MCP cable assembly contains a combination of single-mode and multimode fiber. The assembly is terminated with one single-mode SC Duplex connector and one multimode SC Duplex receptacle.

Maximum Number: N/A

Prerequisites: Feature #2351

Corequisites: None

Compatibility Conflicts: None

Customer Setup: No

Limitations: Two of these features are required for each link.

Field Installable: Yes.

Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

FICON MCP 62.5 Micron (#0106): One 2 meter (6.56 feet) mode conditioning patch (MCP) cable compatible with 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cables is required when using FICON feature #2314 and attaching to a 62.5 micron multimode ESCON fiber optic cable. A FICON connection can run over a 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable up to a distance of 550 meters (1,804 feet).

Feature #0106 is used in pairs and must be installed at both the sending and receiving sides of the fiber optic multimode links. This MCP cable allows customers to continue using their existing 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cables at reduced distances.

The MCP cable assembly contains a combination of single mode and multimode fiber. The assembly is terminated with one single mode SC Duplex connector and one ESCON receptacle.

Maximum Number: N/A

Prerequisites: Feature #2314

Corequisites: None

Compatibility Conflicts: None

Customer Setup: No

Limitations: Two of these features are required for each link.

Field Installable: Yes

Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

Customized Solutions (#0319): For IBM US, No Longer Available as of April 19, 1999.

Cryptographic Coprocessor: Cryptographic Coprocessor is a data security standard feature on the S/390 G5 and G6 Parallel Enterprise Server servers. There are three levels of security which conform to export requirements.

The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) feature is a workstation which provides secure Master Key access. This feature is not offered on the Coupling Facility R06 model. However, R06 coupling facility models upgraded to G5/G6 server models are Cryptographic Coprocessor-capable.

The Smart Card Reader feature communicates with a Personal Security® card that can hold an installation's signature keys, master keys and operator keys.

G5/G6 models R16, X17, Y16, and Z17 have access to one Cryptographic Coprocessor chip. Models R26,RB6, RC6, RD6, R36, R46, R56, R66, R76, R86, R96, RX6, Y76, Y86, Y96, YX6, X27, X37, X47, X57, X67, X77, X87, X97, XX7, XY7, XZ7, Z27, Z37, Z47, Z57, Z67, Z77, Z87, Z97, ZX7, ZY7, and ZZ7 have access to two cryptographic chips.

                                                       Feature
Description of Features                                Number
 
Cryptographic Coprocessor Hardware                     0800
 Feature
 
T-DES with PKA                                         0834
T-DES with PKA  TKE                                    0835
TKE Hardware (for Token Ring)                          0806
Smart Card Reader                                      0807
TKE Hardware (for Ethernet)                            0809

Optional System Assist Processor (SAP) (#0990): S/390 G5/G6 Parallel Enterprise Server I/O processing can be enhanced by taking advantage of the optional SAP features. These SAP features are available along with the default base SAPs that are assigned with each model. The base plus optional SAPs on a specific model must be equal to or less than the number of PUs. The configurator will only allow ordering of the maximum: models RA6, R16, RB6, R26, RC6, RD6, R36, R46, R56, R66, and R06 all have (1) SAP standard; models R76, R86, R96, Y76, Y86, Y96 and YX6 all have two SAPs standard. All G6 models have two SAPs standard. Use feature #0990 to order optional SAPs above the standard default base.

  • Minimum — 0; Maximum — 5

Processor Unit Optimizer (Feature #1998) — G5 Only: The Processor Unit Optimizer (PUO) enables a Generation 5 server with spare PUs to be upgraded nondisruptively. The PUO feature includes Licensed Internal Code to enable:

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

Concurrent Conditioning (Feature #1999) Available on New build or Upgrades to models R*6, T*6, Y*6, X*7, Z*7; Not Applicable to model R06

Concurrent Conditioning, can also be thought of as the "Plan-Ahead Feature." This feature, together with input of a future target or "TO-BE" configuration, allows G5/G6 upgrades to exploit the "expert systems" decision tree logic of S/390's Order Process Configurator and identify PUs, coupling or I/O option positioning for non-disruptive upgrades at some future time. Feature 1999 may add I/O cages with a full compliment of I/O support cards (FIBB and CHA), as well as memory, ISC-M (adapter) cards, the 12 PU MCM (feature 7990) on G5, or ICFs.

The feature identifies content of the TO-BE configuration which can not be hot installed or uninstalled. This allows the proper planning and appropriate installation of the features to eliminate or minimize any down time associated with feature installation besides adding CPs. IBM announced its intent on May 7, 1998, to enable non-disruptive I/O removal and/or replacement. Beginning 2Q99, a new level of Licensed Internal Code will be available to allow Parallel, ESCON, OSA-2, and FICON channel cards to be added or removed from the G5 without causing an outage. Installations at or near the 256 CHPID limit will find this new capability, a valuable enabler to maximize their configurations.

Using the Concurrent Conditioning Feature (#1999): The Concurrent Conditioning Feature assists customers wishing to exploit the Capacity Upgrade on Demand function by conditioning a G5/G6 for concurrent I/O installation and planning in advance the installation of disruptive additions (for example, memory) that would prevent a concurrent upgrade. This involves:

  • Determining the correct MCM from which higher models can be upgraded.
  • Determining the memory required for additional capacity. MEMORY UPGRADES are disruptive and will continue to be disruptive. Memory requirements must be analyzed. Once the future memory requirement is known, the appropriate memory can be ordered and either pre-installed or else identified to the site that installation of additional memory will be disruptive.

    The following table summarizes the minimum and maximum G5 and G6 memory offerings by model:

    • Models RA6 through RD6: Min 1 GB — Max 12 GB
    • Models T16, T26, R36 through RX6: Min 2 GB — Max 24 GB
    • Models Y16 through Y66: Min 5 GB — Max 24 GB
    • Models Y76 through YX6: Min 8 GB — Max 24 GB
    • Models X17 through ZZ7: Min 5 GB — Max 32 GB

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

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

  1. Using the order process configurator to define a future ("TO-BE") configuration.
  2. The TO-BE configuration will be specified to include up to three I/O cages.
  3. The TO-BE configuration will be determined by first executing the configurator then adding any features that are desired in the TO-BE configuration.
  4. The configurator will then allow the user to process a CURRENT configuration for the server order that is the initial, or starting server configuration.
  5. The features and cables plugged and placed in the CURRENT server configuration, in preparation for the TO-BE configuration will be indicated as: hot-pluggable, not hot-pluggable, or not installed, but necessary.
  6. Any feature or cable that is not hot-pluggable must be installed in the CURRENT server configuration in order to condition the system for the nondisruptive addition of future features.
  7. The CURRENT configuration is determined by subtracting the results of the TO-BE server configuration, and the results of the CURRENT server configuration, then adding the features that are NOT hot-pluggable/unpluggable.
  8. Features in the CURRENT configuration will be balanced across the I/O cages that are installed.
  9. All cables will be installed, STI to FIBB and so on.
  10. The configurator will allow ICFs, SAPs and Memory features to be over-ridden, if the user opts to install fewer features in the CURRENT configuration than identified in the TO-BE configuration. If necessary, feature counts are overridden, and a warning message advises that the upgrade is disruptive when the TO-BE configuration is activated.
  11. Two reports will be provided: a CHPID report for the CURRENT configuration and a PLANNING report for the TO-BE configuration.
  12. TO-BE configurations are available for both New Build and MESs.
  13. MES orders will not re-balance the base configuration.
  14. If the user configures an MES using the Plan-Ahead Upgrade feature, and does not add any new features to the base system, the only cards or cables moved, added or deleted will be to satisfy the TO-BE configuration.
  15. Certain I/O Feature Exchanges or Feature Conversions may apply to the TO-BE configuration. Refer to the Order Configurator for specific situations.

Non-disruptive I/O Removal and/or Replacement: G6s are allowed to add or remove Parallel, ESCON, OSA-2, and FICON channel cards non-disruptively. Installations near the 256 CHPID limit may maximize configuration. While this enhancement is not presently extended to CHA, FIBB, or ISC adapter (mother) cards, with the proper use of feature 1999, installations may minimize disruption due to I/O addition.

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

Expansion Cage (#2020, #2021) — (Yn6, Xn7, Zn7 Only): This expansion cage provides space for additional channel cards in the G6 models for a maximum of 88 ESCON or 66 Parallel (feature #2303), or 88 Parallel channels (feature #2304) per cage.

  • Maximum — 3 cages

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

Internal Battery Feature (#2210): The Internal Battery Feature (IBF) provides the function of a local uninterruptible power source. It has continuous self-testing capability for battery backup, which has been fully integrated into the diagnostics, including Remote Service Facility (RSF) support. The IBF enables between 3.5 to a minimum of 20 minutes of full power hold-up for the 9672 Parallel Enterprise Server and up to one hour for the 9672 R06 Coupling Facility in power save mode. On upgraded single frame configurations, the IBF (#2210) and prior model power sequence controls, features (#6201 and #6202) are mutually exclusive. Refer to Power Sequence Control (#6301 and #6302).

  • Minimum — 0; Maximum — 1

OSA-Express GbE SX (#2350): One OSA-Express GbE short wavelength feature card with one port. Supports attachment to a 1 Gbps Ethernet LAN using 50 micron or 62.5 micron multimode fiber.

Maximum Number of OSA-Express GbE Features: 12

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Compatibility Conflicts: None

Customer Setup: No

Limitations: None.

Field Installable: Yes

Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

OSA-Express GbE LX (#2351): One OSA-Express GbE long wavelength feature card with one port. Supports attachment to a 1 Gbps Ethernet LAN using 50 micron or 62.5 micron multimode fiber, or 9 micron single mode fiber.

Note: A pair of MCP cables are required when using an OSA-Express GbE LX feature and attaching to a 50 or 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable.

Maximum Number of OSA-Express GbE Features: 12

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Compatibility Conflicts: None

Customer Setup: No

Limitations: None

Field Installable: Yes

Cable Order: None shipped. Cables are a customer responsibility.

Parallel, ESCON, FICON Channels (#2303, #2304, #2313, #2314): Total Channels: Minimum — 4; Maximum — 256.

  • Parallel: Minimum — 0; Maximum — 96; Increments — 3 or 4*
  • ESCON: Minimum — 0; Maximum — 256; Increments — 4
  • FICON: Minimum — 0; Maximum — 24; Increments — 1

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

Note: *Feature 2303 has increments of three parallel channels; feature 2304 has increments of four parallel channels. Feature 2303 will be on an as-available order status in 1999.

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

  • Minimum — 1; Maximum — 12; Increments — 1

The S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 feature is plugged directly into a standard I/O slot, becoming an integral component of the multiframe system, enabling convenient LAN attachment. The five OSA 2 features are:

  1. ENTR (Ethernet/Token Ring) feature (#5201) that provides two independent ports that can be either Ethernet or token ring
  2. FDDI feature (#5202) that supports a dual-ring or single-ring attachment and supports an external optical bypass switch
  3. ATM multimode 155 Mbps (#5206)
  4. ATM 155 Mbit/sec single mode (#5207)
  5. 10-100 Mbps Fast Ethernet (#5208)

JCM OPS (#2029): This feature is used for enabling the G6 to run the Japanese Operating System.

Additional Frame (#3020): The additional frame would be required when the second expansion cage is installed.

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

  • ETR Master Card (#6150)

    This feature provides the attachment of a Sysplex Timer to set the Time-Of-Day clocks in a multiprocessor environment and maintain synchronization. The ETR Master Card has one fiber optic port and one electrical port when used with the ETR External Cable (#6153). This feature is mutually exclusive with ETR Dual Port Card (#6152).

    • Minimum — 0; Maximum — 1
  • ETR Dual Port Card (#6152)

    This feature provides the attachment of a Sysplex Timer to set the TOD clocks in a multiprocessor environment and maintain synchronization. The Sysplex Timer attachment has two fiber optic ports allowing two sysplex timers to be attached, providing high availability. This provides redundant connectivity to the Sysplex Timer expanded availability configuration. This feature is mutually exclusive with ETR Master Card (#6150).

    • Minimum — 0; Maximum — 1
  • ETR External Cable (#6153)

    The ETR External Cable can be used to connect pairs of G6 models to enable the sharing of sysplex timer ports. ETR Master Card feature (#6150) must be ordered concurrently with this feature.

    • Minimum — 0; Maximum — 1

Maximum 12 CP Module (#7990) — G5 Only: This feature is ordered to increase the number of PUs in R36, R46, R56, and R66 models from 8 to 12. This may be desirable for future upgrades as well as situations where additional STIs are needed.

Capacity Backup (#7994) — G5 Only: Along with a valid Special Bid contract, this feature can be ordered on models Y76, Y86 and Y96. Feature #7994 identifies how many CPs are in the Capacity Backup to IBM's vital product database for the customer system.

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

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

Capacity Backup (#7997): Along with a valid Special Bid contract, this feature must be ordered on models X17 and X27. This feature is also orderable on G6 models X37 through XY7. Feature #7997 identifies how many CPs are in the Capacity Backup to IBM's vital product data base for the customer system.

Capacity Backup (#7998): Along with a valid Special Bid contract this feature can is required on models Z17, Z27, Z37, Z47, Z57, and Z67. This feature is also orderable on models Z77 through ZY7. Feature #7998 identifies how many CPs are in the Capacity Backup to IBM's vital product database for the customer system.

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

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

Note: New build only.

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

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

Feature Descriptions:

  • #7930 — Six position fiber tailgate. Supports six FTS direct attach harnesses to connect to six fiber trunk cable MTP connectors.
  • #7931 — Nine position fiber tailgate. Supports nine FTS direct attach harnesses to connect to nine fiber trunk cable MTP connectors.
  • #7932 — FTS direct attach harness. Fifteen harnesses supports one fully configured ESCON channel equipped I/O cage.

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

Local Uninterruptible Power Supply (#9910, #9950): This feature is not orderable on G6, nor is it a carryover feature from prior server installations. Contact your IBM representative in the event that your installation desires power holdup in excess than the capability provided with IBM's Internal Battery Feature, feature #2210.

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To order, contact the IBM Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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