IBM System Storage DS8000 series (Machine type 239x) function authorization for zHPF and RMZ resync

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-872
October 21, 2008

 
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The DS8000tm series function authorizations establish the extent of IBM® authorization for use of the licensed functions on the IBM System Storagetm DS8000 series.

This announcement introduces the function authorization for IBM System Storage z/OS® Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync feature numbers 76xx (239X-LFA) and IBM System Storage High Performance FICON® for System z® feature number 7092 (239X-LFA).

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The DS8000 series function authorizations are for billing purposes only and establish the extent of IBM authorization for use of the licensed functions on an IBM System Storage DS8000 series (IBM 242x). This announcement introduces the function authorization for:

2396 Model LFA

  • IBM System Storage z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync (RMZ resync feature numbers 76xx)
  • IBM System Storage High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF feature number 7092)

2397 Model LFA

  • IBM System Storage z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync (RMZ resync feature numbers 76xx)
  • IBM System Storage High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF feature number 7092)

2398 Model LFA

  • IBM System Storage z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync (RMZ resync feature numbers 76xx)
  • IBM System Storage High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF feature number 7092)

2399 Model LFA

  • IBM System Storage z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync (RMZ resync feature numbers 76xx)
  • IBM System Storage High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF feature number 7092)

For more information, refer to the following announcements on the DS8000 series and licensed functions:

  • Hardware Announcement 108-155, dated February 26, 2008, (IBM System Storage DS8000 series (Machine types 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2424) delivers IBM System z capabilities)
  • Hardware Announcement 106-810, dated October 31, 2006, (IBM System Storage DS8000 Series - Machine type 239x - function authorizations)

 
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All features and functions in this announcement are supported on the IBM System Storage DS8000 series and require DS8000 Licensed Machine Code (LMC).

  • High Performance FICON for System z requires LMC level 5.4.1.xx (bundle version 64.1.x.x), or later.
  • z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync requires LMC level 5.3.1.172 (bundle version 63.1.46.0). No other versions of LMC code are currently supported.

 
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  • October 24, 2008 - High Performance FICON (feature number 7092): Plant and field installation
  • October 31, 2008 - RMZ Resync (feature numbers 76xx): Plant and field installation

 
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The following licensed functions are available on the IBM System Storage DS8000 series (IBM 242x):

  Licensed function           Description
   
  Operating environment       IBM System Storage DS® Operating Environment
 
  FICON/ESCON attachment      IBM System Storage FICON/ESCON Attachment
 
  Database Protection         IBM Database Protection Feature
 
  High Performance FICON IBM System Storage High Performance FICON
                               for System z
 
  Point in time copy          IBM System Storage FlashCopy
 
  Point in time copy add on   IBM System Storage FlashCopy
 
  FlashCopy® SE                IBM System Storage FlashCopy SE
 
  FlashCopy SE add on         IBM System Storage FlashCopy SE
 
  Metro mirror                IBM System Storage Metro Mirror
                              IBM System Storage Global Copy
 
  Global mirror               IBM System Storage Global Mirror
                              IBM System Storage Global Copy
 
  Metro mirror add on         IBM System Storage Metro Mirror
                              IBM System Storage Global Copy
 
  Global mirror add on        IBM System Storage Global Mirror
                              IBM System Storage Global Copy
 
  Remote mirror for z/OS IBM System Storage z/OS Global Mirror
 
  Remote mirror for z/OS IBM System Storage z/OS Metro/Global Mirror
   Incremental Resync          Incremental Resync
 
  Parallel access volumes     IBM Parallel access volumes
 
  HyperPAV                    IBM HyperPAV
 

All DS8000 series licensed functions are enabled, authorized, managed, activated, and enforced based upon the physical capacity contained in a 242x system. In the context of licensed functions, these terms are defined as follows:

  • "242x system" refers to the 242x base unit and all physically attached 242x expansion units:
    • A 242x base unit refers to the Models 931, 932, and 9B2.
    • A 242x expansion unit refers to the Models 92E and 9AE.

"Enablement" refers to the selection of a 242x licensed function indicator feature number to technically activate the associated licensed function.

"Authorization" refers to the acquisition of a DS8000 series function authorization (IBM 239x) feature number to establish the extent of IBM authorization (license size in terms of physical capacity) for use of an associated licensed function. This is also referred to as the "authorization level."

"Management" refers to client use of the Disk Storage Feature Activation (DSFA) application to select the license scope, assign the license value, and deactivate a licensed function.

"Activation" refers to the client retrieval and installation of the feature activation code into the 242x system. The feature activation code is made available by IBM and obtained using the DSFA application.

"Enforcement" refers to logic and other technology within the 242x's Licensed Machine Code to maintain compliance with established IBM authorization levels.

Enablement

Each licensed function is enabled for a 242x system through the selection of the appropriate licensed function indicator feature number on the 242x base unit.

Licensed function        Licensed function indicator
 
Operating environment    242x feature numbers 70xx and 0700
FICON/ESCON attachment   242x feature numbers 7090 and 0702
Database protection      242x feature numbers 7080 and 0708
High Performance FICON   242x feature numbers 0709 and 7092
Point in time copy       242x feature numbers 72xx and 0720
Point in time copy add   242x feature numbers 72xx and 0723
FlashCopy SE             242x feature numbers 73xx and 0730
FlashCopy SE add         242x feature numbers 73xx and 0733
Metro/Global mirror      242x feature numbers 74xx and 0742
Metro mirror             242x feature numbers 74xx and 0744
Global mirror            242x feature numbers 74xx and 0746
Metro mirror add on      242x feature numbers 75xx and 0754
Global mirror add on     242x feature numbers 75xx and 0756
Remote mirror for z/OS   242x feature numbers 76xx and 0760
Remote mirror for z/OS   242x feature numbers 76xx and 0763
 Incremental Resync
Parallel access volumes  242x feature numbers 78xx and 0780
HyperPAV                 242x feature numbers 7899 and 0782

Each licensed function indicator feature selected on a 242x base unit enables that function at the system level. These features are not selected on any attached 242x expansion units.

Authorization

The extent of IBM authorization for the use of a licensed function on a 242x system is established by acquiring 239x function authorization models and feature numbers for the 242x base unit:

Licensed function        Function authorization
 
Operating environment    239x Model LFA feature number 70xx
FICON/ESCON attachment   239x Model LFA feature number 7090
Database protection      239x Model LFA feature number 7080
High Performance FICON   242x feature numbers 0709 and 7092
Point in time copy       239x Model LFA feature number 72xx
Point in time copy add   239x Model LFA feature number 72xx
FlashCopy SE             239x Model LFA feature number 73xx
FlashCopy SE add         239x Model LFA feature number 73xx
Metro/Global mirror      239x Model LFA feature number 74xx
Metro mirror             239x Model LFA feature number 74xx
Global mirror            239x Model LFA feature number 74xx
Metro mirror add on      239x Model LFA feature number 75xx
Global mirror add on     239x Model LFA feature number 75xx
Remote mirror for z/OS   239x Model LFA feature number 76xx
Remote mirror for z/OS   239x Model LFA feature number 76xx
 Incremental Resync
Parallel access volumes  239x Model LFA feature number 78xx
HyperPAV                 239x Model LFA feature number 7899

Each function authorization acquired for a 242x base unit establishes the authorization level for the 242x system. For example, a system with a Model 932 and two Model 92E expansion units requires only one operating environment (239x Model LFA feature numbers 70xx) function authorization. Therefore, the authorization level(s) established by acquiring one or more function authorizations for the Model 932 must also cover the physical capacity of the attached Model 92E expansion units.

Each function authorization acquired for the Model 9B2 establishes the authorization level for all System Storage LPARs within the machine. For example, a Model 9B2 with two System Storage LPARs requires only one operating environment (239x Model LFA feature numbers 70xx) function authorization. However, licensed functions are managed and activated at the System Storage LPAR level; therefore, the total authorization level established by acquiring function authorizations for the Model 9B2 may not need to cover the physical capacity of the entire 242x system.

The authorization level provided by each feature number is stated within the feature number description. The unit represents physical capacity, where a TB (terabyte) equals one trillion bytes. A 242x system's total authorization level for a given licensed function is the sum of the units (terabytes) associated with all the acquired feature numbers.

Management

Licensed functions are managed using the Disk Storage Feature Activation (DSFA) application at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/dsfa

To access DSFA, you will be required to enter information about your 242x machine. You can find this information on the Storage Unit General Properties page in the IBM System Storage DS8000 Storage Manager application.

Management activities include:

  • Selection of a license scope
  • Assignment of a license value
  • Deactivation of a licensed function

License scope: Licensed functions are activated and enforced within a defined license scope. License scope refers to the type of storage, and therefore the type of servers, that the function can be used with:

  • Fixed Block (FB) - The function can be used only with data from Fibre Channel-attached servers.
  • Count Key Data (CKD) - The function can be used only with data from FICON-attached servers.
  • Both FB and CKD (ALL) - The function can be used with data from all attached servers.

Selected licensed functions have multiple license scope options, while other functions have only a single license scope.

Licensed function        License scope options
 
Operating environment    ALL
FICON/ESCON attachment   CKD
Database protection      FB, CKD, or ALL
High Performance FICON   CKD
Point in time copy       FB, CKD, or ALL
Point in time copy add   FB, CKD, or ALL
FlashCopy SE             FB, CKD, or ALL
FlashCopy SE add         FB, CKD, or ALL
Metro mirror             FB, CKD, or ALL
Global mirror            FB, CKD, or ALL
Metro mirror add         FB, CKD, or ALL
Global mirror add        FB, CKD, or ALL
Remote mirror for z/OS   CKD
Remote mirror for z/OS   CKD
 Incremental Resync
Parallel access volumes  CKD
HyperPAV                 CKD

If a licensed function has multiple license scope options, you will be required to select a license scope during the initial retrieval of the feature activation code. This activity is performed using the DSFA application.

The license scope is not selected while ordering function authorization feature numbers; the feature numbers only establish the extent of IBM authorization (in terms of physical capacity) regardless of the storage type.

You can also change the license scope using the DSFA application after a licensed function has been activated. A new feature activation code will be generated and when you install it into the machine, the function will be activated and enforced using the newly selected license scope. Only an increase in the license scope (changing FB or CKD to ALL) is a nondisruptive activity. A lateral change (changing FB to CKD or changing CKD to FB) or a reduction of the license scope (changing ALL to FB or CKD) is a disruptive activity and requires a machine IML.

On the Model 9B2, the license scope does not need to be the same for each System Storage LPAR. For example, for the point in time copy licensed function, you can select a license scope of FB for System Storage LPAR 1 and a license scope of ALL for System Storage LPAR 2. You can also change the license scope on a System Storage LPAR basis and if the change is disruptive, you will only need to reboot the affected System Storage LPAR.

License Value: Licensed functions are activated and enforced based upon an assigned license value.

License value refers to extent of IBM authorization and is referenced as terabytes (TB) of physical capacity.

On the Models 931 and 932, license value assignment is an optional activity you can perform using the DSFA application.

On these models, the feature activation codes will always be generated using the total license value for each licensed function, unless you assign a license value of zero (0.0 TB).

On the Model 9B2, license value assignment is a required activity that you perform using the DSFA application.

On this model, the license value does not need to be the same for each System Storage LPAR. For example, if you have a 15 TB total authorization level for the point in time copy licensed function, you can assign a license value of 9.1 TB to System Storage LPAR 1 and a license value of 5.9 TB to System Storage LPAR 2.

You can also change the license value on a System Storage LPAR basis. If the change is a reduction in the license value, you may need to reboot the affected System Storage LPAR.

Deactivation: Assigning a license value of zero (0.0 TB) provides the ability to deactivate (disable) a licensed function. A new feature activation code will be generated and when you install it into the machine, the function will be deactivated during the next IML of the machine.

You can also reactivate a deactivated licensed function by changing the license value to a non-zero value. A new feature activation code will be generated and when you install it into the machine, the function will be activated. Reactivation is a nondisruptive activity.

When you deactivate a licensed function using the DSFA application, the installed function authorization feature numbers remain on the machine record. This means that you do not need to reacquire your function authorization feature numbers if you want to reactivate the licensed function at a future date.

Activation: Licensed functions are activated by the installation of feature activation codes into the 242x system. The feature activation codes are made available by IBM and are obtained using the DSFA application.

Enforcement: The 242x Licensed Machine Code contains logic and other technology to maintain compliance with established authorization levels. For each storage type, you will be allowed to logically configure physical capacity (that is, disk drives) only up to the extent of your authorization level for that storage type. If you have multiple licensed functions with the same license scope, the extent of IBM authorization is defined by the licensed function with the lowest license value.

On the Model 9B2, this enforcement is done on a System Storage LPAR level.

For a 242x machine with Standby CoD disk drives (#2xx7 features), activation (logical configuration) of CoD disk drives may exceed the extent of IBM authorization for a licensed function, in which case an increased authorization level must be acquired.

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

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Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

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For additional information on the DS8000 and licensed functions, refer to the following announcements:

  • Hardware Announcement 108-155, dated February 26, 2008, (IBM System Storage DS8000 series (Machine types 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2424) delivers IBM System z capabilities)
  • Hardware Announcement 106-810, dated October 31, 2006, (IBM System Storage DS8000 Series - Machine type 239x - Function Authorizations)
  • Hardware Announcement 106-809, dated October 31, 2006,IBM System Storage DS8000 series offers a one-year "Enterprise Choice" length of warranty
  • Hardware Announcement 106-813, dated October 31, 2006,IBM System Storage DS8000 series offers a two-year "Enterprise Choice" length of warranty
  • Hardware Announcement 106-808, dated October 31, 2006,IBM System Storage DS8000 series offers a three-year "Enterprise Choice" length of warranty
  • Hardware Announcement 106-814, dated October 31, 2006,IBM System Storage DS8000 series offers a four-year "Enterprise Choice" length of warranty

 
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Description                                   Machine   Model    Feature
                                                                 number 
 
DS8000 series function authorization            2396     LFA
 
High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) 
- High Performance FICON                                         7092
 
Remote Mirror for z/OS Incremental Resync (RMZ resync) 
- RMZ resync - inactive                                          7630
- RMZ resync - 1 TB unit                                         7631
- RMZ resync - 5 TB unit                                         7632
- RMZ resync - 10 TB unit                                        7633
- RMZ resync - 25 TB unit                                        7634
- RMZ resync - 50 TB unit                                        7635
- RMZ resync - 100 TB unit                                       7640
- RMZ resync - 200 TB unit                                       7645  
  
DS8000 series function authorization            2397     LFA
 
High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) 
- High Performance FICON                                         7092 
 
Remote Mirror for z/OS Incremental Resync (RMZ resync) 
- RMZ resync - inactive                                          7630
- RMZ resync - 1 TB unit                                         7631
- RMZ resync - 5 TB unit                                         7632
- RMZ resync - 10 TB unit                                        7633
- RMZ resync - 25 TB unit                                        7634
- RMZ resync - 50 TB unit                                        7635
- RMZ resync - 100 TB unit                                       7640
- RMZ resync - 200 TB unit                                       7645
 
DS8000 series function authorization            2398     LFA
 
High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) 
- High Performance FICON                                         7092
 
Remote Mirror for z/OS Incremental Resync (RMZ resync) 
- RMZ resync - inactive                                          7630
- RMZ resync - 1 TB unit                                         7631
- RMZ resync - 5 TB unit                                         7632
- RMZ resync - 10 TB unit                                        7633
- RMZ resync - 25 TB unit                                        7634
- RMZ resync - 50 TB unit                                        7635
- RMZ resync - 100 TB unit                                       7640
- RMZ resync - 200 TB unit                                       7645 
 
DS8000 series function authorization            2399     LFA
 
High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) 
- High Performance FICON                                         7092
 
Remote Mirror for z/OS Incremental Resync (RMZ resync) 
- RMZ resync - inactive                                          7630
- RMZ resync - 1 TB unit                                         7631
- RMZ resync - 5 TB unit                                         7632
- RMZ resync - 10 TB unit                                        7633
- RMZ resync - 25 TB unit                                        7634
- RMZ resync - 50 TB unit                                        7635
- RMZ resync - 100 TB unit                                       7640
- RMZ resync - 200 TB unit                                       7645
 

 
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Hardware requirements

Each DS8000 series function authorization (IBM 239x) establishes the extent of IBM authorization for one or more licensed functions acquired for an IBM System Storage DS8000 series (IBM 242x). Each 239x function authorization is applicable only for the specific 242x (by serial number) for which it was acquired and is not transferable to another serial numbered 242x.

Each 239x function authorization requires a corequisite licensed function indicator feature number on the 242x for which is was acquired:

IBM 242x             IBM 239x
                              Indicator            function authorization
Licensed function             feature number       models and feature numbers
 
Operating environment         0700 and 70xx        Model LFA 7000-7015
FICON/ESCON attachment        0702 and 7090        Model LFA 7090
Database protection           0708 and 7080        Model LFA 7080
High Performance FICON        0709 and 7092        Model LFA 7092
Point in time copy            0720 and 72xx        Model LFA 7200-7215
Point in time copy add        0723 and 72xx        Model LFA 7230-7245
FlashCopy SE                  0730 and 73xx        Model LFA 7300-7315
FlashCopy SE add              0733 and 73xx        Model LFA 7330-7345
Metro / Global mirror         0742 and 74xx        Model LFA 7420-7425
Metro mirror                  0744 and 74xx        Model LFA 7440-7455
Global mirror                 0746 and 74xx        Model LFA 7460-7275
Metro mirror add              0754 and 75xx        Model LFA 7540-7455
Global mirror add             0756 and 75xx        Model LFA 7560-7575
Remote mirror for z/OS        0760 and 76xx        Model LFA 7600-7615
Remote mirror for z/OS        0763 and 76xx        Model LFA 7630-7645
 Incremental Resync
Parallel access volumes       0780 and 78xx        Model LFA 7800-7815
HyperPAV                      0782 and 7899        Model LFA 7899

Operating environment: An operating environment license is required on every 242x base unit (Models 931, 932, and 9B2). The extent of IBM authorization acquired through the 239x Model LFA feature numbers must cover the physical capacity of the 242x system, where system is defined as the base unit and all physically attached expansion units (excluding Standby CoD capacity).

If the operating environment license has not been acquired and activated on the machine, disk drives installed within the 242x system cannot be logically configured for use. Upon activation of the operating environment, disk drives can be logically configured up to the extent of IBM authorization.

As additional disk drives are installed, the extent of IBM authorization must be increased by acquiring additional 239x Model LFA feature numbers. Otherwise, the additional disk drives cannot be logically configured for use.

For a 242x system with Standby CoD disk drives (#2xx7 features), activation (logical configuration) of CoD disk drives may exceed the extent of IBM authorization for the operating environment, in which case an increased authorization level must be acquired.

Limitations
  • Conversions between machine types is not supported.
  • The intermix of models and features between machine types (M/T) is not supported such as, intermix of Machine Type 2396 Model LFA and a Machine Type 2398 Model LFA is not supported.
  • The amount of physical capacity within a 242x system that can be logically configured for use will be enforced by the 242x Licensed Machine Code to maintain compliance with the extent of IBM authorization established for licensed functions activated on the machine. The 242x Licensed Machine Code will not allow the logical configuration of physical capacity beyond the extent of IBM authorization (except when activating Standby CoD capacity).
  • The lateral change or reduction in the license scope, is a disruptive activity and requires a machine IML (Model 931 and Model 932) or reboot of the affected System Storage LPAR (Model 9B2).
    • A lateral change is defined as changing the license scope from FB to CKD or from CKD to FB.
    • A reduction is defined as changing the license scope from ALL to FB or from ALL to CKD.
    • The deactivation of an activated licensed function occurs at the next machine IML (Model 931 and Model 932) or reboot of the affected System Storage LPAR (Model 9B2).

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Determining the required extent of IBM authorization

You are responsible for determining the extent of IBM authorization required for each licensed function. Your disk marketing specialist can help you with this activity.

The following are some general guidelines:

  • The required authorization level depends upon the license scope:
    • If the license scope is FB, the authorization level must be equal to or greater than the total amount of physical capacity within the system that will be logically configured as FB.
    • If the license scope is CKD, the authorization level must be equal to or greater than the total amount of physical capacity within the system that will be logically configured as CKD.
    • If the license scope is ALL, the authorization level must be equal to or greater than the total system physical capacity.
  • For the Model 9B2, the required authorization level depends not only upon the license scope, but also the physical capacity of the System Storage LPARs that you want to activate the function on. For example, if you want to:
    • Activate a licensed function on only System Storage LPAR 1 with a license scope of FB - The authorization level must be equal to or greater than the total amount of physical capacity within System Storage LPAR 1 that will be logically configured as FB.
    • Activate a licensed function on System Storage LPAR 1 and LPAR 2, both with a license scope of CKD - The authorization level must be equal to or greater than the total amount of physical capacity within both System Storage LPAR 1 and LPAR 2 that will be logically configured as CKD.
    • Activate a licensed function on System Storage LPAR 1 with a license scope of FB and on LPAR 2 with a license scope of ALL - The authorization level must be equal to or greater than the total amount of physical capacity within System Storage LPAR 1 that will be logically configured as FB and the total physical capacity within LPAR 2.
  • You can exclude Standby CoD disk drives (#2xx7 features) from your authorization level calculation. However, you must increase your authorization levels as Standby CoD disk drives are activated (logically configured for use).
  • Refer to the IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC35-0515) for physical capacity calculation guidelines.

Licensed function management and activation

You are responsible for licensed function management and activation activities:

  • Management refers to use of the Disk Storage Feature Activation (DSFA) application to select the license scope and assign the license value.
  • Activation refers to the retrieval and installation of the feature activation code into the 242x system. The feature activation code is made available by IBM and obtained using the DSFA application.

These activities are your responsibility during the initial activation of a licensed function and when you increase the extent of IBM authorization.

DSFA application: To access DSFA, you will be required to enter information about your 242x machine. You can find this information on the Storage Unit General Properties page in the IBM System Storage DS8000 Storage Manager application.

The DSFA application is available at:

http://www.ibm.com/storage/dsfa

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called "BIOS"), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet Web site or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

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Direct customer support

Direct customer support for the DS8000 function authorization is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line. This fee service can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to product and feature usage ("how to"), configuration and product compatibility for eligible products. For a list of the products supported via Support Line, visit the following Web site:

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


 
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MES discount applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

Warranty for a DS8000 series licensed function is entitled as a feature of the 242x machine for which the licensed function is authorized, under the terms and conditions associated with that machine.

Customer setup

Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Licensed machine code

IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and for which the customer has acquired.

You can obtain the agreement at

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code. html

DS8000 series function authorizations (IBM 239x) are acquired for 242x base unit models and establish the extent of IBM authorization for the licensed function at the 242x system level. A 242x system is defined as the 242x base unit model (Model 931, 932, and 9B2) and any physically attached 242x expansion unit models (Model 92E and 9AE).

Each DS8000 function authorization acquired for a 242x Model 9B2 establishes the extent of IBM authorization for one or more licensed functions on all System Storage LPARs within that system.


 
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                               Machine       Feature  
Description                    Type    Model Number   
 
DS8000 series Function           2396   LFA
 Authorization 
 
High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) 
- High Performance FICON                       7092    
 
Remote Mirror for z/OS Incremental Resync (RMZ Resync) 
- RMZ resync - inactive                        7630    
- RMZ resync - 1 TB unit                       7631    
- RMZ resync - 5 TB unit                       7632    
- RMZ resync - 10 TB unit                      7633    
- RMZ resync - 25 TB unit                      7634   
- RMZ resync - 50 TB unit                      7635    
- RMZ resync - 100 TB unit                     7640    
- RMZ resync - 200 TB unit                     7645    
 
DS8000 series Function           2397   LFA
 Authorization
 
High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) 
- High Performance FICON                       7092    
 
Remote Mirror for z/OS Incremental Resync (RMZ Resync) 
- RMZ resync - inactive                        7630    
- RMZ resync - 1 TB unit                       7631    
- RMZ resync - 5 TB unit                       7632    
- RMZ resync - 10 TB unit                      7633    
- RMZ resync - 25 TB unit                      7634    
- RMZ resync - 50 TB unit                      7635   
- RMZ resync - 100 TB unit                     7640    
- RMZ resync - 200 TB unit                     7645    
 
DS8000 series Function           2398   LFA
 Authorization
 
High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) 
- High Performance FICON                       7092   
 
Remote Mirror for z/OS Incremental Resync (RMZ Resync) 
- RMZ resync - inactive                        7630    
- RMZ resync - 1 TB unit                       7631    
- RMZ resync - 5 TB unit                       7632     
- RMZ resync - 10 TB unit                      7633   
- RMZ resync - 25 TB unit                      7634    
- RMZ resync - 50 TB unit                      7635   
- RMZ resync - 100 TB unit                     7640    
- RMZ resync - 200 TB unit                     7645    
 
DS8000 series Function           2399   LFA
 Authorization
 
High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) 
- High Performance FICON                       7092   
 
Remote Mirror for z/OS Incremental Resync (RMZ Resync) 
- RMZ resync - inactive                        7630    
- RMZ resync - 1 TB unit                       7631    
- RMZ resync - 5 TB unit                       7632   
- RMZ resync - 10 TB unit                      7633    
- RMZ resync - 25 TB unit                      7634    
- RMZ resync - 50 TB unit                      7635    
- RMZ resync - 100 TB unit                     7640    
- RMZ resync - 200 TB unit                     7645    
 
NC = No charge
 
                                                  Feature Change Options
                                                
                            Feature  Install      Feature    Feature  Feature
Description                 number   type         conversion exchange remove
 
High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) 
- High Performance FICON     7092    Both          No        No      Yes
 
Remote Mirror for z/OS Incremental Resync (RMZ Resync) 
- RMZ resync - inactive      7630    Both          No        No      Yes
- RMZ resync - 1 TB unit     7631    Both          No        No      Yes
- RMZ resync - 5 TB unit     7632    Both          No        No      Yes
- RMZ resync - 10 TB unit    7633    Both          No        No      Yes
- RMZ resync - 25 TB unit    7634    Both          No        No      Yes
- RMZ resync - 50 TB unit    7635    Both          No        No      Yes
- RMZ resync - 100 TB unit   7640    Both          No        No      Yes
- RMZ resync - 200 TB unit   7645    Both          No        No      Yes

The feature change options define the approach by which the feature number is removed from the machine and/or IBM machine-level inventory records.

  • Feature conversion: As necessary, IBM service personnel will remove components from the machine and/or install additional components required to complete the conversion.
  • Feature exchange: As necessary, IBM service personnel will remove components from the machine and/or install additional components required to complete the conversion.
  • Feature remove: This is an administrative transaction and only updates IBM machine and inventory records, except under the condition when IBM will remove components from the machine if the Feature remove is ordered in conjunction with a feature add transaction.

 
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