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IBM zEnterprise 114 - Freedom by design

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 111-136
July 12, 2011


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At the core of the IBM® zEnterprise™ System for both midsize and small enterprises is the IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) - a true "system of systems" bringing the unique value of hybrid computing to a much broader set of businesses. The z114 is part of a workload-optimized multiarchitecture computer system capable of integrating and centrally managing multitier applications running across z/OS® , z/VM® , z/VSE™ , z/TPF, Linux® on System z® , AIX® , and Linux on IBM System x® operating environments. This integration extends the gold standards of the mainframe's superior manageability, governance, and service quality to workloads connected to IBM System z using the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) Model 002 and managed by the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager.

The z114 continues the heritage in mainframe qualities of service with increased flexibility and performance in a lower-cost package. As an entry-level enterprise server with extreme granularity and extensive growth options, the z114 is designed to deliver significant improvements in packaging, performance, and total system scalability over prior generations. The z114 offers unprecedented scalability for small and medium businesses, providing more than a 15% improvement in performance as compared to its predecessor, the IBM System z10® Business Class.

The IBM zEnterprise 114 is designed to deliver:

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IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114): Delivering the unique capabilities and value of hybrid computing to organizations of all sizes

With the announcement of the IBM zEnterprise System, IBM took smarter computing and optimized systems to a new level. For the first time it was possible to deploy an integrated hardware platform that brings mainframe and distributed technologies together, a system that can start to replace individual islands of computing and that can work to reduce complexity, improve security, and bring applications closer to the data they need. zEnterprise represents the next generation of smarter computing - hybrid computing where hundreds of workloads can run across multiple hardware platforms, all as part of a single integrated system.

Today IBM is introducing the IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114), the newest member of the zEnterprise family, bringing the unique value of hybrid computing to a much broader set of businesses. The z114 offers a smaller mainframe footprint and lower entry cost than the zEnterprise 196 (z196) and continues to deliver world-class secure data serving and transaction processing capabilities as well as the ability to help collapse and simplify infrastructures and efficiently host private enterprise clouds. The z114 delivers the scalability, flexibility, and performance you need at a lower capacity and attractive entry price point for your business.

Its hybrid capabilities are designed to address the complexity and inefficiency in today's multiarchitecture data centers. As a true "system of systems," the z114 extends the strengths and capabilities of the mainframe such as virtualization, security, fault tolerance, efficiency, and dynamic resource allocation to integrate and manage multitier applications running across z/OS , Linux on System z , VSE, z/VM , AIX , and Linux on System x operating environments, fundamentally changing the way data centers can be managed.

A unified system for integrated workloads: The zEnterprise System includes a central processor complex (CPC), either the z196 or the z114, the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) with its integrated optimizers and/or select IBM blades, and the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (Unified Resource Manager).

With the zBX and the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, you can combine System z , System p® , and System x server technologies into a single unified system, integrating workloads with affinity to mainframe applications and data, and manage it all with the same tools, techniques, and resources for consistent, automated, and reliable service delivery. This capability provides the unique ability to extend the strategic role of the mainframe and an opportunity to simplify and reduce the range of skills necessary for managing the IT infrastructure.

Now businesses can have a single, integrated view of the entire workload or business process. This revolutionary yet simplified multiarchitecture design helps drive operational efficiencies in deployment, integration, and management. It is designed to enhance the attractiveness of hosting applications on the mainframe by providing the freedom and ease of selecting the right architecture and operating system for application deployment within a common management infrastructure for both mainframe and distributed system resources.

Whether you are looking to expand delivery of new applications or cloud services, grow business transactions without growing IT costs, consolidate your infrastructure for reduced complexity, or address the inefficiencies of today's multitier workloads the z114 can help you handle your most complex and demanding business requirements, now and in the future.

Continued qualities of service: The z114 continues the heritage in mainframe qualities of service with extreme granularity, structure, and significant improvements in packaging, performance, and total system scalability over prior generations.

More processing capacity and performance: System resources are powered by up to 14 microprocessors running at 3.8 GHz. The z114 provides up to an 18% improvement in uniprocessor performance and up to a 12% increase in total system capacity for z/OS , z/VM , z/VSE , and Linux on System z workloads as compared to its predecessor, the z10 BC.

Its superscalar microprocessor chip has a higher-frequency design that leverages IBM technology leadership with a new out-of-order execution sequence that delivers world-class per-thread performance. With over 100 new instructions and numerous compiler related enhancements, the z114 can deliver up to 25% performance improvement, based on measurements and projections, for CPU-intensive workloads when accompanied by multiple C/C++ compiler level improvements going from XL C/C++ V1R9 to V1R12.

Scalability and flexibility for growth: The z114 will be available in two models: a single central processing drawer model, the M05, and a two drawer model, the M10, which offers the additional flexibility for I/O and coupling expansion and/or increased specialty engine capability. With up to 10 configurable cores, the model naming is indicative of how many total processor units are available for user characterization. The cores can be configured as general purpose processors (CPs), Integrated Facilities for Linux (IFLs), System z Application Assist Processors (zAAPs), System z Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs), Internal Coupling Facilities (ICFs), or additional System Assist Processors (SAPs), or can be used as additional spares (M10 only).

With 130 available capacity settings and a granular cost structure offered across either model, you have the freedom to choose the right capacity setting for your needs with the flexibility to scale on demand as workload demands increase.

To help secure sensitive data and business transactions, the z114 is designed for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5 (EAL5) certification for security of logical partitions. Support for the next generation of public key technologies is available with Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), which is ideal for constrained environments such as mobile devices. The z114 also offers support for key ANSI and ISO standards for the banking and finance industry.

256 GB memory for application growth: The z114 will support up to 248 GB of real (usable) RAIM-protected memory, an industry exclusive currently available only on System z . Beyond the purchased memory, there is an additional 8 GB of memory for the hardware system area (HSA), which holds the I/O configuration data for the server.

High-speed access to your resources: High-speed connectivity is critical in achieving sufficient levels of transaction throughput and enabling resources inside and outside the server to maximize application performance. The host bus interface of the z114 is designed to help satisfy clustering, security, SAN, and LAN requirements. Security for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) transactions and secure coprocessing is delivered with Crypto Express3. IBM now also offers a PCIe I/O drawer for FICON® and OSA-Express multimode and single mode fiber optic environments designed to deliver increased capacity, infrastructure bandwidth, and reliability.

Packaging: For ease of installation, the z114 is a single-frame, air-cooled system that now supports either top- or bottom-exit I/O and power, raised-floor and non-raised-floor options, and high-voltage DC power, providing increased flexibility to accommodate small data center installations and support for future data center design and efficiencies.

zEnterprise offers a revolutionary new IT operating environment that easily integrates and manages distributed technologies with mainframe resources, which can dramatically increase the flexibility of the IT infrastructure to reduce costs today and support future business growth. zEnterprise is smarter computing, with industry-leading management capabilities. It is perfectly positioned for cloud computing with heterogeneous resource pools, scalability, security, and policy-driven autonomics. It really is a virtual cloud or data center in a box!

The zBX can support the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS , V1.1 (5697-AQT), the IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise ( DataPower XI50z), and select POWER7 and IBM System x blades.

Smart Analytics Optimizer - a specialized accelerator for queries: The IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer is a high-performance, integrated hardware and software specialized accelerator that delivers dramatically faster analytic response times to select queries, complementing traditional query processing. It offers business value at lower cost through the simplicity and rapid deployment characteristics of an appliance, while retaining the benefits of having the data managed and secured by DB2 for z/OS . This workload-optimized, appliance-like add-on is installed in the zBX, connects to DB2 transparently to the user and applications, and requires no changes to an existing application to take immediate advantage of the analyses.

The IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise ( DataPower XI50z) is a multifunctional appliance that can help provide multiple levels of XML optimization, streamline and secure valuable service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications, and provide drop-in integration for heterogeneous environments by enabling core enterprise service bus (ESB) functionality, including routing, bridging, transformation, and event handling. It can help to simplify, govern, and enhance the network security for XML and web services.

POWER7 blades (supporting AIX ) and/or System x blades (supporting Linux ) installed in the zBX can enable application integration with System z transaction processing, messaging, and data serving capabilities. The blades are managed as part of a single logical virtualized environment by the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager.

The IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager manages System z ensembles, collections of one or more zEnterprise System nodes in which each node is comprised of a zEnterprise (z114 or z196) and its optionally attached IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX). An ensemble can consist of a single zEnterprise with no zBX attached, or up to eight CPCs where at least one of the CPCs has a zBX attached. The resources of a zEnterprise System ensemble are managed and virtualized as a single pool of resources, integrating system and workload management across the multisystem, multitier, multiarchitecture environment.

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



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As a unified system for integrated workloads, the zEnterprise System includes:

With the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, you can combine System z , UNIX® , and Intel® server technologies into a single unified system integrating workloads with affinity to mainframe applications and data and manage it all with the same tools, techniques, and resources for consistent, automated, and reliable service delivery. This capability provides the unique ability to extend the strategic role of the mainframe across the IT infrastructure and an opportunity to simplify and reduce the range of skills necessary for managing the infrastructure.

Now businesses can have a single, integrated view of the entire workload or business process. This revolutionary yet simplified multiarchitecture design helps drive operational efficiencies in deployment, integration, and management. It is designed to enhance the attractiveness of hosting applications on the mainframe by providing the freedom and ease of selecting the right architecture and operating system for application deployment within a common management infrastructure for both mainframe and distributed system resources.

Continued qualities of service: The z114 continues the heritage in mainframe qualities of service with a more granular cost structure and significant improvements in packaging, performance, and total system scalability over prior generations.

More processing capacity and performance: System resources are powered by up to 14 microprocessors running at 3.8 GHz. The z114 provides increases of up to 20% in performance per core and up to 30% in total system capacity for z/OS , z/VM , and Linux on System z workloads compared to its predecessor, the z10 BC.

The new microprocessor chip has a higher-frequency design that leverages IBM leadership technology with more cache than other chips and a new execution sequence that delivers world-class per-thread performance. There are 100 new instructions that will help to deliver CPU-centric performance. For CPU-intensive workloads, additional gains of up to 30% can be achieved via multiple compiler-level improvements.

Scalability for granular cost: The z114 will be available in two models: a single central processing drawer model, the M05, and a two drawer model, the M10, which offers additional flexibility for I/O and coupling expansion and/or increased specialty engine capability. With up to 10 configurable cores, the model naming is indicative of how many total processor units are available for user characterization. The cores can be configured as general purpose processors (CPs), Integrated Facilities for Linux (IFLs), System z Application Assist Processors (zAAPs), System z Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs), Internal Coupling Facilities (ICFs), or additional System Assist Processors (SAPs), or can be used as additional spares (M10 only).

And with 130 available capacity settings and a granular cost structure offered across either model, you have the freedom to choose the right capacity setting for your needs with the flexibility to scale on demand as workload demands increase.

To help secure sensitive data and business transactions, the z114 is designed for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5 (EAL5) certification for security of logical partitions. And support for the next generation of public key technologies is available with Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), which is ideal for constrained environments such as mobile devices. The z114 also offers support for key ANSI and ISO standards for the banking and finance industry.

More memory for application growth: The z114 will support up to 248 GB of real (usable) RAIM-protected memory, an industry exclusive currently available only on System z . Beyond the purchased memory, there is an additional 8 GB of memory for the hardware system area (HSA) which holds the I/O configuration data for the server.

High-speed access to your resources: High-speed connectivity is critical in achieving sufficient levels of transaction throughput and enabling resources inside and outside the server to maximize application performance. The host bus interface of the z114 is designed to help satisfy clustering, security, SAN, and LAN requirements. Security for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) transactions and secure coprocessing is delivered with Crypto Express3. IBM now also offers a PCIe I/O drawer for FICON and OSA-Express multimode and single mode fiber optic environments designed to deliver increased capacity, infrastructure bandwidth, and reliability.

Packaging: For ease of installation, the z114 is a single-frame, air-cooled system that now supports either top- or bottom-exit I/O and power, raised-floor and non-raised-floor options, and high-voltage DC power, providing increased flexibility to accommodate small data center installations and support for future data center design and efficiencies.

zEnterprise offers a revolutionary new IT operating environment that easily integrates and manages distributed technologies with mainframe resources, which can dramatically increase the flexibility of the IT infrastructure to reduce costs today and support future business growth. zEnterprise is smarter computing, with industry-leading management capabilities. It is perfectly positioned for cloud computing - heterogeneous resource pools, scalability, security, and policy-driven autonomics. It really is a virtual cloud or data center in a box!

The zBX can support IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS , V1.1 (5697-AQT), the IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise ( DataPower XI50z), and select POWER7 and IBM System x blades.

Smart Analytics Optimizer - a specialized accelerator for queries: The IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer is a high-performance, integrated hardware and software specialized accelerator that delivers dramatically faster analytic response times to select queries, complementing traditional query processing. It offers business value at lower cost through the simplicity and rapid deployment characteristics of an appliance, while retaining the benefits of having the data managed and secured by DB2 for z/OS . This workload-optimized, appliance-like add-on is installed in the zBX, connects to DB2 transparently to the user and applications, and requires no changes to an existing application to take immediate advantage of the analyses.

The IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise ( DataPower XI50z) is the latest addition to the zEnterprise integrated infrastructure. DataPower XI50z is a multifunctional appliance that can help provide multiple levels of XML optimization, streamline and secure valuable service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications, and provide drop-in integration for heterogeneous environments by enabling core enterprise service bus (ESB) functionality, including routing, bridging, transformation, and event handling. It can help to simplify, govern, and enhance the network security for XML and web services.

The optional POWER7 blades (supporting AIX ) and/or System x blades (supporting Linux ) installed in the zBX can enable application integration with System z transaction processing, messaging, and data serving capabilities. The blades are managed as part of a single logical virtualized environment by the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager.

The IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager manages System z ensembles - collections of one or more zEnterprise System nodes in which each node is comprised of a z114 and/or its optionally attached IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX). An ensemble can consist of a single z114 with no zBX attached, or up to eight CPCs where at least one of the z114s has a zBX attached. The resources of a zEnterprise System ensemble are managed and virtualized as a single pool of resources integrating system and workload management across the multisystem, multitier, multiarchitecture environment.

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

With a total systems approach designed to deploy innovative technologies, IBM System z introduces the z114, supporting zEnterprise , and offering the highest levels of reliability, availability, scalability, clustering, and virtualization. The z114 just-in-time deployment of capacity allows improved flexibility and administration, and the ability to enable changes as they happen. The expanded scalability on the z114 facilitates growth and large-scale consolidation.

The IBM zEnterprise 114 is designed to provide:

The performance advantage

IBM's Large Systems Performance Reference (LSPR) method is designed to provide comprehensive z/Architecture® processor capacity ratios for different configurations of central processors (CPs) across a wide variety of system control programs and workload environments. For z114, the z/Architecture processor capacity indicator is defined with a (A0x-Z0x) notation, where x is the number of installed CPs.

In addition to the general information provided for z/OS V1.11, the LSPR also contains performance relationships for z/VM and Linux operating environments.

The z114 (2818) processor is expected to provide an 18% improvement in performance as compared to a z10 BC (2098), based on workload and model. The largest z114 (2818-M10) is expected to provide 12% more capacity than the largest z10 BC (2098-E10).

The LSPR contains the Internal Throughput Rate Ratios (ITRRs) for the z114 and the previous-generation zSeries® processor families based upon measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user may experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated.

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

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

Building a smarter business infrastructure

The IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager

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

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

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

The IBM zEnterprise 114 provides a smarter business infrastructure through the introduction of the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, which manages System z ensembles - collections of one or more zEnterprise System nodes in which each node is comprised of a z114 and its optionally attached IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 002. An ensemble can consist of a single zEnterprise (z114 or a z196) with no zBX attached, using a fiber optic cable from an OSA-Express feature to an OSA-Express feature, or two-to-eight CPCs where at least one of the zEnterprises has a zBX attached. The resources of a zEnterprise System ensemble are managed and virtualized as a single pool of resources integrating system and workload management across the multisystem, multitier, multiarchitecture environment. Management actions for the ensemble are conducted from a designated primary Hardware Management Console. This HMC must be paired with an alternate HMC also designated to manage the ensemble, that can take over if the primary fails, in order to improve availability.

The functions of the Unified Resource Manager are grouped into two suites of tiered functionality that enable different levels of capability - Manage suite and Automate suite . Initial Manage suite functions are being delivered concurrently with the availability of the z114 with feature #0019. An enhanced set of Manage suite functions (#0019), as well as a set of Automate / Advanced Management firmware suite functions (#0020), are being delivered concurrently with the availability of the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX).

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

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

For more information on firmware managing the z/VM environment refer to Software Announcement 210-234, dated July 22, 2010 .

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

POWER7 blades are supported in the zBX, providing logical device integration between System z and POWER7 for multitiered applications. POWER7 blades, along with PowerVM , are licensed separately and are enabled and managed, as part of the ensemble, by the Unified Resource Manager. For more information on POWER7 blades refer to " IBM BladeCenter P701 and P702 Express® blades deliver world's first IBM POWER7 processor-based blades to the marketplace," Hardware Announcement 110-061, dated April 13, 2010 .

IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS , V1.1 (5697-AQT) is being supported in the zBX, providing data-in-memory support to deliver significant performance and/or lower cost per transaction for queries redirected to the solution. It is enabled and managed, as part of the ensemble, by the Unified Resource Manager. For more information on IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer, refer to Software Announcement 210-266, dated July 22, 2010 , IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS , V1.1.

For more information on IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX), refer to Hardware Announcement 110-177, dated July 22, 2010 , System z BladeCenter Extension.

Enhancements to IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager

The IBM zEnterprise System continues to provide a smarter business infrastructure through augmentation of the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager. The Unified Resource Manager is designed to virtualize and manage all resources of a System z ensemble as a single pool of resources, integrating system and workload management across the multisystem, multitier, multiarchitecture environment.

Enhancements to the Manage suite (#0019) functions include :

Enhancements to the Automate / Advanced Management firmware suite (#0020) functions include :

System x blades running Linux on System x are supported in the zBX, utilizing the zBX integrated hypervisor for IBM System x blades (using Kernel-based Virtual Machine), providing logical device integration between System z and System x blades for multitiered applications. System x blades are licensed separately and are enabled and managed as part of the ensemble by the Unified Resource Manager.

For more information on IBM System x blades refer to Hardware Announcement 111-053, dated April 06, 2011 , IBM BladeCenter HX5 is a scalable blade server designed to provide new levels of utilization, performance, and reliability for compute- and memory-intensive workloads.

For more information regarding IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 002, refer to Hardware Announcement 110-177, dated July 22, 2010 , IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX).

Improved time coordination for zBX components: Network Time Protocol (NTP) clients, running on blades in the zBX, can synchronize their time to the NTP server provided by the Support Element (SE) every hour. Therefore, it is important for the SE's clock to maintain time accuracy.

An enhancement has been made to improve the time accuracy of the SE's Battery Operated Clock (BOC) by synchronizing the SE's BOC to the server's Time-of-Day (TOD) clock every hour, instead of the previous synchronization which took place every 24 hours. This enhancement allows the SE's clock to maintain a time accuracy of 100 milliseconds to an NTP server configured as the External Time Source in an STP-only CTN.

In addition, this enhancement provides the capability for the components in the zBX to maintain an approximate time accuracy of 100 milliseconds to an NTP server if they synchronize to the SE's NTP server at least once an hour. This enhancement is exclusive to the z196 and z114.

Ease of use enhancement

IPL from an alternate subchannel set

Two subchannel sets (MSS), were designed to provide greater I/O device configuration capabilities for large enterprises. Two subchannel sets could be defined to each channel subsystem - the base addresses and aliases in subchannel set 0 and the parallel access volume aliases in subchannel set 1; 63.75K subchannels in set-0 and the addition of 64K-1 subchannels in set-1. MSS was delivered on the System z9 in September of 2005 and supported by z/OS V1.7 and Linux on System z . This applied to the ESCON and FICON protocols.

Now, we are introducing IPL from an alternate subchannel set to allow enterprises to IPL from subchannel set 1 (SS1) in addition to subchannel set 0. Devices used early during IPL processing can now be accessed using subchannel set 1 This is intended to allow the users of Metro Mirror (PPRC) secondary devices defined using the same device number and a new device type in an alternate subchannel set to be used for IPL, IODF, and stand-alone dump volumes when needed.

IPL from an alternate subchannel set is exclusive to the z196 and z114, and applies to the FICON and zHPF protocols (CHPID type FC), and is supported by z/OS . Refer to the Software requirements section. It is applicable to all of the supported FICON features.

Reliability and availability

With the introduction of the IBM zEnterprise 114, IBM continues to deliver enterprise reliability and availability with enhancements to the memory subsystem.

Major redesign of memory subsystem for improved availability

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

Cryptography enhancements

CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) enhancements

The following exploit Message-Security-Assist Extension 4:

New instructions:

New function code for existing instruction:

More information on CPACF can be found in " IBM System z10 - Delivering security-rich offerings to protect your data," Hardware Announcement 109-678, dated October 20, 2009 .

This Crypto function is exclusive to IBM zEnterprise 114 and 196 servers.

Common Cryptographic Architecture and Crypto Express3 enhancements

To continue to satisfy user requirements, new functions are now available for the Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) and the Crypto Express3 feature, when defined as a coprocessor, complementing the Central Processor Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF). The CPACF provides high-performance hardware encryption and decryption on every z196 and z114 processor unit defined as an IFL.

Crypto Express3 remains a tamper-sensing and tamper-responding programmable cryptographic feature. Each Crypto Express3 PCIe adapter contains dual processors that operate in parallel to support the Common Cryptographic Architecture with high reliability. The Crypto Express3 feature continues to reside in the I/O cage or I/O drawer of the zEnterprise System.

Common Cryptographic Architecture enhancements

The following enhancements have been added to the Common Cryptographic Architecture support which is used in the Crypto Express3 feature when it is configured as a coprocessor.

Crypto Express3 enhancements

Crypto Express3 represents the newest-generation cryptographic feature designed to complement the cryptographic functions of CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF). The Crypto Express3 feature, residing in the I/O cage or I/O drawer of the z114, continues to support all of the cryptographic functions available on Crypto Express3 on z10 .

For more information on Crypto Express3 refer to " IBM System z10 - Delivering security-rich offerings to protect your data," Hardware Announcement 109-678, dated October 20, 2009 .

Enhanced Driver Maintenance (EDM) and Concurrent Machine Change Level (MCL) apply: a process to reduce outages for new releases. With Enhanced Driver Maintenance and Concurrent MCL apply, most new cryptographic functions can be applied without cryptographic coprocessor card off / on. It is now possible to upgrade Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA), segment 3, Licensed Internal Code without any performance impact during the upgrade. However, some levels of CCA or hardware changes still require cryptographic coprocessor card vary off / on.

This Crypto function is exclusive to IBM zEnterprise z114 and z196 servers.

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

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

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

Trusted Key Entry 7.1 Licensed Internal Code (LIC)

The following functions are supported in the TKE 7.1 LIC:

Trusted Key Entry 7.1 Licensed Internal Code is supported by the Crypto Express3 feature when defined as a coprocessor on z196, z114, z10 EC, and z10 BC servers. TKE workstation (#0841) is required.

I/O improvements

Assigning WWPNs to physical Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) ports

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

This enhancement applies to all of the FICON features supported on z114 when configured as CHPID type FCP, supporting attachment to SCSI devices. It is transparent to operating systems. For an update to the WWPN prediction tool, refer to the Tools section of Resource Link® at planned availability of the z114.

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

z/OS discovery and autoconfiguration for FICON channels : With z114 and z/OS , a new function, z/OS discovery and autoconfiguration (zDAC), is designed to automatically perform a number of I/O configuration definition tasks for new and changed disk and tape controllers connected to a switch or director when attached to a FICON channel. When new controllers are added to an I/O configuration or changes are made to existing controllers, the system is designed to discover them and propose configuration changes based on a policy you define in the hardware configuration dialog (HCD). Your policy can include preferences for availability and bandwidth including parallel access volume (PAV) definitions, control unit numbers, and device number ranges.

zDAC is designed to perform discovery for all systems in a sysplex that support the function. The proposed configuration will incorporate the current contents of the I/O definition file (IODF) with additions for newly installed and changed control units and devices. zDAC is designed to help simplify I/O configuration on the z114 running z/OS and reduce complexity and setup time.

zDAC applies to all FICON features supported on z114 when configured as CHPID type FC and is supported by z/OS . zDAC is exploited by the IBM System Storage® DS8700. For more information refer to Hardware Announcement 110-168, dated July 20, 2010 , IBM System Storage DS8700 (M/T 242x) delivers z/OS Distributed Data Backup and new functional capabilities. Refer to the Software requirements section.

PCIe I/O drawer - increased capacity, granularity, bandwidth, and RAS

A new I/O drawer and new form factor I/O cards are being introduced to support a direct Peripheral Component Interconnect Express Generation 2 (PCIe Gen2) infrastructure with increased capacity, granularity, and infrastructure bandwidth, as well as increased reliability, availability, and serviceability. New hardware features are being introduced for the SAN and the LAN to support PCIe Gen2 - FICON Express8S and OSA-Express4S.

Capacity: With its compact design, the PCIe I/O drawer occupies the same space as one I/O drawer while delivering 100% more capacity - up to 64 channels (32 I/O cards) are supported versus the 32 channels (eight I/O cards) offered with the I/O drawer.

Granularity : With the PCIe I/O drawer, IBM is introducing enhanced granularity features for the storage area network (SAN) and the local area network (LAN).

Increased infrastructure bandwidth : The new I/O infrastructure introduces the industry-standard Peripheral Component Interconnect Express Generation 2 (PCIe Gen2) infrastructure from the processor book to the I/O cards, which now supports an 8 gigabytes per second (8 GBps) bus. This new infrastructure offers enhanced bandwidth in the connection to the processor book as well as the distribution buses contained in the drawer.

Reliability, Availability, Serviceability : The PCIe I/O drawer is designed with symmetrical, redundant cooling across all I/O cards and power supplies for improved RAS. Dual PCIe paths to the system processors from an I/O card provide enhanced resiliency. Also included are temperature monitoring of critical ASICs to optimize cooling and reliability.

FICON Express8S - a new generation for FICON , zHPF, and FCP

A new generation of features for the storage area network (SAN) is being introduced in support of the PCIe 8 GBps host bus and the PCIe I/O drawer. The new features for the multimode and single mode fiber optic cabling environments have path length reductions for High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), increased start I/Os, improved throughout for zHPF and FCP with the introduction of a hardware data router, and increased port granularity - two channels/ports per feature.

New design for increased performance for zHPF and FCP : FICON Express8S contains a new IBM ASIC which is designed to support the 8 GBps PCIe interface to the PCIe I/O drawer and increased start I/Os. In addition, a hardware data router has been added in support of the zHPF and FCP protocols for path length reduction and increased throughput. FICON Express8S supports a link data rate of 2, 4, or 8 Gbps autonegotiated.

With these changes FICON Express8S, when supporting the zHPF or FCP protocols, has been designed to achieve full duplex line speed - 8 Gbps - in each direction.

Increased port granularity : The FICON Express8S 10KM LX and SX features for single mode and multimode fiber optic cabling environments each now have two channels/ports per feature versus the four channels per feature for the FICON Express8 features. This design helps facilitate purchasing the right number of ports to help satisfy your application requirements and to better optimize for redundancy.

The FICON Express8S features, supporting CHPID types FC (zHPF, FICON , channel-to-channel) and FCP, are exclusive to the z196 and z114. They are for use exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer and are supported by z/OS , z/VM , z/VSE , z/TPF, and Linux on System z . Refer to the Software requirements section.

The High Performance FICON for System z journey:

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express8S in a zEnterprise with the zHPF protocol and small data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express8S operating at 8 Gbps achieved a maximum of 92,000 IOs/sec, compared to the maximum of 52,000 IOs/sec achieved with FICON Express8 operating at 8 Gbps. This represents approximately a 77% increase and applies to reads, writes, and a read/write mix.

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express8S in a zEnterprise with the zHPF protocol and a mix of large sequential read and write data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express8S operating at 8 Gbps achieved a maximum throughput of 1600 MB/sec (reads + writes) compared to a maximum of 770 MB/sec (reads + writes) achieved with FICON Express8 operating at 8 Gbps. This represents approximately a 108% increase.

This performance data was measured in a controlled environment running an I/O driver program under z/OS . The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed.

Increased performance for the FCP protocol : A FICON Express8S feature, when defined as CHPID type FCP, conforms to the Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) standard to support attachment of SCSI devices, to complement the classical storage attachment supported by FICON and zHPF channels.

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express8S in a zEnterprise with the FCP protocol for small data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express8S operating at 8 Gbps achieved a maximum of 92,000 IOs/sec, compared to the maximum of 84,000 IOs/sec achieved with FICON Express8 operating at 8 Gbps. This represents approximately a 10% increase and applies to reads, writes, and a read/write mix.

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express8S in a zEnterprise with the FCP protocol and an internal driver supporting the hardware data router, executing a mix of large sequential read and write data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express8S operating at 8 Gbps achieved a maximum throughput of 1600 MB/sec (reads + writes) compared to the maximum of 770 MB/sec (reads + writes) achieved with FICON Express8 operating at 8 Gbps. This represents approximately a 108% increase.

The FCP protocol is supported by z/VM , z/VSE , and Linux on System z . Refer to the Software requirements section.

FCP channels to support T10-DIF for enhanced reliability

Recognizing that high reliability is important to maintaining the availability of business-critical applications, the System z Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) has implemented support of the American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) T10 Data Integrity Field (DIF) standard. Data integrity protection fields are generated by the operating system and propagated through the storage area network (SAN). System z helps to provide added end-to-end data protection between the operating system and the storage device.

An extension to the standard, Data Integrity Extensions (DIX), provides checksum protection from the application layer through the host bus adapter (HBA), where cyclical redundancy checking (CRC) protection is implemented.

T10-DIF support by the FICON Express8S and FICON Express8 features, when defined as CHPID type FCP, is exclusive to z196 and z114. Exploitation of the T10-DIF standard requires support by the operating system and the storage device. Refer to the Software requirements section.

Increased port granularity: The FICON Express8S 10KM LX and SX features for single mode and multimode fiber optic cabling environments each now have two channels/ports per feature versus the four channels per feature for the FICON Express8 features. This design helps facilitate purchasing the right number of ports to help satisfy your application requirements and to better optimize for redundancy.

The FICON Express8S features, supporting CHPID types FC (zHPF, FICON , channel-to-channel) and FCP, are exclusive to z196 and z114. They are for use exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer and are supported by z/OS , z/VM , z/VSE , z/TPF, and Linux on System z . Refer to the Software requirements section.

Access to high-speed intraserver network - HiperSockets™

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

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

HiperSockets network traffic analyzer (HS NTA) for Linux on System z environments

An enhancement to the HiperSockets architecture is designed to help simplify problem isolation and resolution. You now have the capability to trace Layer 2 and Layer 3 HiperSockets network traffic.

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

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

Networking enhancements

Access to the LAN with OSA-Express3

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

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

OSA-Express3 Ethernet features:


Note: The four OSA-Express3 features (excluding the 1000BASE-T feature) listed above are not orderable on the IBM zEnterprise 114 models. If they are installed at the time of an upgrade to the IBM zEnterprise 114 they may be retained. OSA-Express4S is the primary OSA offering. The OSA-Express3 Ethernet features support:
CHPID  Applicable                   Purpose/Traffic
type   features
 
OSC   1000BASE-T   OSA-Integrated Console Controller (OSA-ICC).
                   Supports TN3270E, non-SNA DFT to IPL CPCs & LPs.
 
OSD   All          Queue Direct Input/Output (QDIO) architecture;
                   TCP/IP traffic when Layer 3 (uses IP address) and
                   Protocol-independent when Layer 2 (uses MAC address).
 
OSE   1000BASE-T   Non-QDIO; For SNA/APPN/HPR traffic and TCP/IP
                   passthru traffic.
 
OSM   1000BASE-T   OSA-Express for Unified Resource Manager.
                   Connectivity to intranode management network
                   (INMN) from z114 to Unified Resource Manager
                   functions.
 
OSN   GbE          OSA-Express for NCP; Appears to OS as a device
      1000BASE-T   supporting channel data link control (CDLC)
                   protocol. Enables Network Control Program (NCP)
                   channel-related functions such as loading and
                   dumping to NCP. Provides LP-to-LP connectivity
                   OS to IBM Communication Controller for Linux (CCL).
                   OSN CHPIDs are not available on the OSA-Express4S.
 
OSX   10 GbE       OSA-Express for zBX.  Provides connectivity
                   and access control to the intraensemble
                   data network (IEDN) from z114 to
                   Unified Resource Manager functions.

For network performance - inbound workload queuing :

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

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

  1. z/OS Sysplex Distributor traffic - Network traffic that is associated with a distributed dynamic virtual IP address (DVIPA) is assigned a unique input queue, allowing the Sysplex Distributor traffic to be immediately distributed to the target host.
  2. z/OS bulk data traffic - Network traffic that is dynamically associated with a streaming (bulk data) TCP connection is assigned to a unique input queue, allowing the bulk data processing to be assigned the appropriate resources and isolated from critical interactive workloads.
  3. Enterprise Extender traffic - Inbound workload queuing (IWQ) for the OSA-Express features has been enhanced to differentiate and separate inbound Enterprise Extender traffic to a new input queue. The Enterprise Extender separation and processing associated with the Enterprise Extender input queue provides improved scalability and performance for Enterprise Extender.

IWQ is supported starting on the z10 , and is available starting with OSA-Express3 CHPID types OSD and OSX (exclusive to the z114 and z196). IWQ is also supported by the z/OS operating system and by z/VM for guests. Refer to the Software requirements section.

For network management - query and display OSA configuration

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

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

Display OSAINFO is available starting with OSA-Express3 supporting CHPID types OSD, OSM, and OSX, the z/OS operating system, and z/VM for guest exploitation. Refer to the Software requirements section.

OSA-Express4S - a new form factor of Ethernet for the LAN

A new generation of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) OSA-Express features is being introduced in support of the PCIe 8 GBps host bus and the PCIe I/O drawer. These new features retain the robust performance characteristics of the OSA-Express3 GbE and 10 GbE features while providing increased port granularity.

Port granularity for increased flexibility : The OSA-Express4S features have half the number of ports per feature compared to OSA-Express3. This design facilitates purchasing the right number of ports to help satisfy your application requirements and to better optimize for redundancy.

OSA-Express4S 10 GbE with one port per feature : The OSA-Express4S 10 GbE features have one CHPID per feature and one port associated with the CHPID. A feature can be configured to support CHPID type OSD or OSX.

OSA-Express4S 10 Gigabit Ethernet Long Reach (LR) is available for single mode fiber environments. OSA-Express4S 10 Gigabit Ethernet Short Reach (SR) is available for multimode fiber environments.

OSA-Express4S GbE with two ports per feature : The OSA-Express4S GbE features have one CHPID per feature (CHPID type OSD) and two ports associated with the CHPID.
Note: CHPID type OSN (OSA-Express for NCP) is not being offered for the OSA-Express4S GbE features.

OSA-Express4S GbE long wavelength (LX) is available for single mode fiber environments. OSA-Express4S GbE short wavelength (SX) is available for multimode fiber environments.

The OSA-Express4S 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet features are exclusive to the z196 and z114. They are for use exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer and are supported by z/OS , z/VM , z/VSE , z/TPF, and Linux on System z . Refer to the Software requirements section.

Checksum offload for IPv6 packets is now available for z/OS environments : When the checksum function is offloaded from the host, CPU cycles are reduced, improving performance. With the introduction of OSA-Express4S, the checksum offload function is now performed for IPv6 packets as well as IPv4 packets, whether the traffic goes out to the local area network (LAN), comes in from the LAN, or flows logical partition-to-logical partition through OSA-Express4S.

Checksum offload provides the capability of calculating the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Internet Protocol (IP) header checksums for Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) packets and now, IPv6 packets.

When checksum offload was introduced in May of 2003, it was limited to IPv4 packets. Checksum offload for IPv6 packets is exclusive to OSA-Express4S features (CHPID types OSD and OSX) on the z196 and z114. It is supported by z/OS . Refer to the Software requirements section. Checksum offload for IPv4 packets is currently available for all in-service releases of z/OS and Linux on System z .

Checksum offload for LPAR-to-LPAR traffic in the z/OS environment is included in the OSA-Express4S design for both IPv4 and IPv6 packets. Refer to the Software requirements section.

Large send for IPv6 packets: Large send (also referred to as TCP segmentation offload) is designed to improve performance by offloading outbound TCP segmentation processing from the host to an OSA-Express4S feature by employing a more efficient memory transfer into OSA-Express4S.

Large send support for IPv6 packets applies to the OSA-Express4S features (CHPID type OSD and OSX), and is exclusive to the z196 and z114. Refer to the Software requirements section. Large send for IPv4 packets is currently available on OSA-Express2, OSA-Express3, and OSA-Express4S for all in-service releases of z/OS , Linux on System z , and z/VM for guest exploitation.
Note: Large Send is not supported for LPAR-to-LPAR packets.

Inbound Workload Queuing for Enterprise Extender - for improved scalability and performance : Inbound workload queuing (IWQ) for the OSA-Express features has been enhanced to differentiate and separate inbound Enterprise Extender traffic to a new input queue. The Enterprise Extender separation and processing associated with the Enterprise Extender input queue provides improved scalability and performance for Enterprise Extender.

With each input queue representing a unique type of workload, each having unique service and processing requirements, the IWQ function allows z/OS to use appropriate processing resources for each input queue. This approach allows multiple concurrent z/OS processing threads to process each unique input queue to avoid traditional resource contention. In a heavily mixed workload environment, this "off the wire" network traffic separation provided by OSA-Express IWQ reduces the conventional z/OS processing required to identify and separate unique workloads.

Inbound workload queuing for Enterprise Extender is supported by the OSA-Express4S and OSA-Express3 features when defined as CHPID type OSD or OSX. It is supported by z/OS and by z/VM for guest exploitation. Refer to the Software requirements section.

For more information on inbound workload queuing, refer to Hardware Announcement 110-170, dated July 22, 2010 , The IBM zEnterprise System -- A new dimension in computing.

Design change yields performance benefit for OSA-Express4S 10 Gigabit Ethernet inbound traffic

Performance using jumbo frames: In laboratory measurements, using an OSA-Express4S 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) feature in a z196 defined as CHPID type OSD with an inbound-to-the-host streams workload operating at 10 Gbps, we achieved a maximum user-payload throughput of 1,180 megabytes per second (MBps) compared to a maximum of 680 MBps achieved with an OSA-Express3 10 GbE feature on a z196. This represents approximately a 70% increase for jumbo frames (8000 byte frames).

Measurements with mixed-direction streams workload in the same jumbo frames environment, with an OSA-Express4S 10 GbE feature, achieved a maximum user-payload throughput of 2,080 MBps with an OSA-Express4S 10 GbE feature compared to a maximum of 1,240 MBps on an OSA-Express3 10 GbE feature on z196. This represents approximately a 70% increase for jumbo frames.

Performance using standard frames : In laboratory measurements, using an OSA-Express4S 10 GbE feature in a z196 defined as CHPID type OSD with an inbound-to-the-host streams workload operating at 10 Gbps, we achieved a maximum user-payload throughput of 1,120 MBps compared to a maximum of 615 MBps achieved with an OSA-Express3 10 GbE feature on a z196. This represents approximately an 80% increase for standard frames (1492 byte frames).

Measurements with a mixed-direction streams workload in the same small frames environment, with an OSA-Express4S 10 GbE feature, achieved a maximum user-payload throughput of 1,680 MBps with an OSA-Express4S 10 GbE compared to a maximum of 1,180 MBps with an OSA-Express3 10 GbE feature on a z196. This represents approximately a 40% increase for standard frames.

OSA-Express4S performance was measured in a controlled environment using IBM Application Workload Modeler (AWM). The actual throughput or performance that any user may experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the network options and configuration, and the workload processed. One MBps represents 1,048,576 bytes per second.

Access AWM information at

http://www.ibm.com/software/network/awm/index.html

OSA-Express4S Gigabit Ethernet is already capable of line speed for jumbo frames and standard frames.

Parallel Sysplex® and STP enhancements

Access to a Parallel Sysplex environment

Parallel Sysplex is a synergy between hardware and software - a highly advanced technology for clustering designed to enable the aggregate capacity of multiple z/OS systems to be applied against common workloads. z/OS combined with z114, z196, z10 , or z9™ machines, Coupling Facilities, Server Time Protocol (STP), and coupling links (InfiniBand, ISC-3) allows you to harness the power of multiple systems as though they were a single logical computing system.

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

The primary ways to configure Coupling Facilities are:

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

InterSystem Channel-3 (ISC-3) links continue to be offered, as a migration aid, supporting a link data rate of 2 Gbps. ISC-3 is supported at the same distance as 1x InfiniBand.

Internal coupling links (ICs) can also be used for internal communication between Coupling Facilities (CFs) defined in LPARs and z/OS images on the same server.
Note: The InfiniBand link data rates do not represent the performance of the link. The actual performance is dependent upon many factors including latency through the adapters, cable lengths, and the type of workload. Systems Lab Services can assist your migration to PSIFB coupling links by providing services to assess the impact of the migration or to assist with the implementation of the migration.

A new generation of 12x and 1x InfiniBand coupling links

Support for demanding data-sharing workloads : Simplify your Parallel Sysplex connectivity requirements and do more with less, with a new generation of host channel adapters (HCA3s) for coupling - the HCA3-O fanout for 12x InfinBand (12x IFB) with improved service times using the 12x InfiniBand3 (12x IFB3) protocol and the HCA3-O LR fanout for 1x InfiniBand (1x IFB) with four ports of connectivity and optional additional subchannels for extended-distance solutions.


Note: The 12x InfiniBand HCA3-O fanout can connect to the 12x InfiniBand HCA2-O fanout on a z114, z196, or z10 , but an HCA3-O fanout cannot connect to an HCA1-O fanout on a z9 .

Two protocols - 12x IFB and 12x IFB3 - for the new generation of 12x InfiniBand coupling links : There are now two protocols supported by the HCA3-O for 12x IFB feature - 12x IFB and 12x IFB3.

  1. 12x IFB3 protocol : When HCA3-Os are communicating with HCA3-Os and have been defined with four or fewer CHPIDs per port, the 12x IFB3 protocol is utilized.
  2. 12x IFB protocol : If more than four CHPIDs are defined per HCA3-O port, or HCA3-O features are communicating with HCA2-O features on zEnterprise or System z10 servers, links will run with the 12x IFB protocol.

Improved service times when using the 12x IFB3 protocol : The HCA3-O feature supporting 12x InfiniBand coupling links has been designed to deliver improved service times. When no more than four CHPIDs are defined per HCA3-O port, the 12x IFB3 protocol is used. When using the 12x IFB3 protocol, synchronous service times are designed to be 40% faster than when using the 12x IFB protocol.

Improved physical connectivity with 1x InfiniBand coupling links : The HCA3-O long reach (LR) fanout for 1x InfiniBand coupling links has been designed with four ports per feature to satisfy requirements for more physical connectivity. The added connectivity will be helpful as clients migrate from InterSystem Channel-3 (ISC-3) to 1x InfiniBand coupling links.

Up to 32 subchannels (devices) per CHPID for 1x InfiniBand coupling links : To improve link utilization and coupling throughput at increased distances between the Coupling Facility (CF) and the operating system or between CFs separated by increased distances, we are now optionally supporting 32 subchannels (devices) per CHPID, versus the current 7 devices per CHPID. The additional device definition is available whether using an HCA3-O LR or HCA2-O LR feature for 1x IFB. This increase is designed to help eliminate the need to add CHPIDs or physical links in order to help improve coupling throughtput at extended distance.

The HCA3-O feature (#0171) for 12x IFB and the HCA3-O LR feature (#0170) for 1x IFB are exclusive to the z196 and z114, utilize CHPID type CIB, and are supported in the z/OS environment. Refer to the Software requirements section.

Parallel Sysplex enhancements

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

Connectivity improvements with up to 72 coupling links: The IBM zEnterprise 114 increases the number of external coupling links allowed from 64 to 72. This allows the full configuration of 24 1x IFB links and 48 ISC-3 links to be used. In addition, one can also configure up to 32 (internal) IC links for coupling between images defined on the same server. Having more coupling links is important to provide sufficient coupling connectivity for larger single Parallel Sysplexes, as well as for configurations where the same server hosts multiple Parallel Sysplexes and Coupling Facility images.

Connectivity improvements with 128 CHPIDs per server: To support larger Parallel Sysplexes with ever-increasing amounts of data sharing traffic to the Coupling Facility, the throughput and capacity of more coupling CHPIDs are also required. With the z114, IBM has increased the number of coupling CHPIDs per server from 64 to 128. Since IFB links allow for multiple (logical) CHPIDs over the same (physical) link, this can also allow for larger Parallel Sysplexes without requiring more coupling link hardware.

Coupling Facility Control Code Level 17

Connectivity improvements with up to 2047 structures: CFCC Level 17 increases the number of structures that can be allocated in a CFCC image from 1023 to 2047. Allowing more CF structures to be defined and used in a sysplex permits more discrete data sharing groups to operate concurrently, and can help environments requiring many structures to be defined, such as to support SAP or service providers. z114 and CFCC Level 17 provide improved serviceability of Coupling Facilities with enhanced data collection and triggering of nondisruptive CF dumps. Refer to the Software requirements section.

STP - Time synchronization for Parallel Sysplex

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

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

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

A CTN can be configured in two ways:

Server Time Protocol (STP) enhancements

Recovery enhancement : The new generation of host channel adapters (HCA3-O or HCA3-O LR), introduced for coupling, have been designed to send a reliable unambiguous "going away signal" (GOSIG) to indicate that the server on which the HCA3 is running is about to enter a failed (check stopped) state. When the GOSIG sent by the Current Time Server (CTS) in an STP-only Coordinated Timing Network (CTN) is received by the Backup Time Server (BTS), the BTS can safely take over as the CTS without relying on the previous recovery methods of Offline Signal (OLS) in a two-server CTN or the Arbiter in a CTN with three or more servers.

This enhancement is exclusive to the z196 and z114 and is available only if you have an HCA3-O or HCA3-O LR on the CTS communicating with an HCA3-O or HCA3-O LR on the BTS. Note that the already available STP recovery design is still available for the cases when a GOSIG is not received or for other failures besides a server failure.

High-voltage DC power

In data centers today, many businesses are paying increasing electric bills and are also running out of power. High-voltage DC power, an optional feature on z114, increases the voltage directly into the system. This can save System z users 1% - 3%, on average, on their power bills without having to go through a step-down.

High-voltage DC power is added to the universal power input that is available on the z114. The voltage level is in the range of 380V - 570V DC, and requires two or four 60 A line cords, depending on configuration. These line cords (#8965, #8963) are offered on new build as well as MES orders.

Non-raised floor environment

An IBM zEnterprise 114 feature may be ordered to allow use of the z114 in a non-raised floor environment. This capability may help ease the cost of entry into the z114; a raised floor may not be necessary for some infrastructures.

The non-raised floor implementation is designed to meet all electromagnetic compatibility standards. Feature #7998 must be ordered if the z114 is to be used in a non-raised floor environment. A Bolt-down kit (#8013) is also available for use with a non-raised floor z114, providing frame stabilization and bolt-down hardware to help secure a frame to a non-raised floor.

Top exit I/O cabling and power cords

On the z114 you now have the option of ordering the infrastructure to support top exit of your fiber optic cables ( ESCON , FICON , OSA, 12x InfiniBand, 1x InfiniBand, and ISC-3), your copper cables for the 1000BASE-T Ethernet features, as well as the I/O power cords.

Top exit I/O cabling and power cords are designed to provide you with additional installation options. Instead of all of your cables and power cords exiting under the server and/or under the raised floor, you now have the flexibility to choose the option that best meets the requirements of your data center. Top exit I/O cabling and power cords can also help to increase air flow. This cabling flexibility exists on both raised floor and non-raised floor installations. However for non-raised floor installations both the I/O and power must exit either out the top or out the bottom of the frame.

This option is offered on new build as well as MES orders.

Access to Capacity on Demand

Capacity on Demand - Temporary capacity

The z114 uses the Capacity on Demand (CoD) architecture implemented on the z10 . This architecture improved the capability to access and manage processing capacity on a temporary basis, providing increased flexibility for on-demand environments.

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

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

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

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

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

Capacity on Demand - Permanent capacity

Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU) facility : When your business needs additional capacity quickly, Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU) is designed to deliver it. CIU is designed to allow you to respond to sudden increased capacity requirements by requesting a z114 PU and/or memory upgrade via the web, using IBM Resource Link , and downloading and applying it to your z114 server using your system's Remote Support connection. Further, with the Express option on CIU, an upgrade may be made available for installation as fast as within a few hours after order submission.

Permanent upgrades : Orders (MESs) of all PU types and memory for System z114 servers that can be delivered by Licensed Internal Code, Configuration Control (LICCC) are eligible for CIU delivery. CIU upgrades may be performed up to the maximum available processor and memory resources on the installed server, as configured. While capacity upgrades to the server itself are concurrent, your software may not be able to take advantage of the increased capacity without performing an Initial Programming Load (IPL).

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

Capacity on Demand enhancements

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

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

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

With your z114, for Capacity on Demand records shipped with the system, such as CBU and/or CPE, up to four come preinstalled instead of being staged on the Service Element. If more than four records are ordered with the system, none will be installed and all will be staged. IBM installation service representatives will assist you with the installation of the staged records.

HMC system support

The new functions available on the Hardware Management Console (HMC) version 2.11.1, as described, apply exclusively to z114. However, the HMC version 2.11.1 will also support the systems listed in the table below.

The 2.11.1 HMC now supports up to two 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LANs.

 
 Family           Machine type    Firmware driver       SE version
 
 z114               2818             93                 2.11.1
 z196               2817             86                 2.11.0
 z10 BC             2098             79                 2.10.2
 z10 EC             2097             79                 2.10.2
 z9 BC              2096             67                 2.9.2
 z9 EC              2094             67                 2.9.2
 z890               2086             55                 1.8.2
 z990               2084             55                 1.8.2
 z800               2066             3G                 1.7.3
 z900               2064             3G                 1.7.3
 9672 G6            9672/9674        26                 1.6.2
 9672 G5            9672/9674        26                 1.6.2
 

HMC security

HMC monitoring

HMC user interface improvements

LPAR Controls enhancements

Capacity on Demand

SNMP and CIM API enhancements

HMC hardware

Removal of Dynamic ICF Expansion Option

Advanced Entry Workload License Charges

Coinciding with the announcement of the IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) server, IBM introduces a new software pricing structure called Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (AEWLC). The AEWLC pricing metric leverages the reporting mechanisms and existing Millions of Service Units per hour (MSU) tiers of the Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC) pricing metric and the Midrange Workload License Charges (MWLC) pricing metric while extending the software price / performance provided by the EWLC and MWLC tiers. AEWLC applies to eligible z/OS , z/TPF, and z/VSE operating systems and their associated middleware programs only when running on a stand-alone z114 server. For additional AEWLC information, refer to Software Announcement 211-250, dated July 12, 2011 , Advanced Entry Workload License Charges offers price / performance for the IBM zEnterprise 114.

When a z114 server is in an actively coupled Parallel Sysplex , you may elect aggregated Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) pricing or aggregated Parallel Sysplex License Charges (PSLC) pricing, subject to all applicable terms and conditions.

For additional information on AWLC, refer to Software Announcement 210-238, dated July 22, 2010 , Advanced Workload License Charges offers price / performance for the IBM zEnterprise 196.

Solution Edition Series

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

The following products or services could be purchased with this product:

Systems and Technology Group (STG) Lab Services

In support of this announcement, STG Lab Services has developed enablement services for IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX). Whether the environment is z/OS , z/VM , or z/VM with Linux on System z , Lab Services can help to set up your systems and train your IT staff. Lab Services will enable the IBM zEnterprise ensemble, install and configure the necessary software components, and provide hardware connectivity services that will help to demonstrate the capabilities and functions of this new technology to help clients to quickly realize the value of the investment that you have made in the new hybrid system.

The four services available are:

Other z114 service offerings from STG Lab Services

STG Lab Services provides other service offerings in support of IBM zEnterprise 114 and IBM zEnterprise z196. A sampling of these services that might be applicable include:

For more information, visit

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

Contact your IBM representative, your IBM Business Partner, or the IBM zEnterprise Enablement Services team (systemz@us.ibm.com).

IBM Implementation Services for System z

zBX and zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager services leverage skilled experts and proven methods to help you implement zBX and zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager for POWER7 blades in your zEnterprise environment. With a more reliable implementation process, you can realize faster returns on your investments and reduce the risk of business disruption. Our solution includes the enablement of an existing IBM z/OS or z/VM logical partition (LPAR) environment, a functional IBM zBX POWER7 blades test environment, and detailed planning and project management services.

For more information about the offering, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/services/us/en/it-services/server-product-services-for-system-z.html

IBM zEnterprise Setup and Migration Services

IBM Implementation Services for System z - zEnterprise setup and migration offerings are designed to assist you as you plan for, configure, implement, and migrate to a zEnterprise server.

The IBM zEnterprise Setup and Migration Services is comprised of a four-day standard service with three optionally selectable activities that can be acquired separately to address your specific installation requirements.

The four-day service includes:

The following optional activities can be acquired individually, using the recommended number of the onsite daily assist feature:

For more information about the offering, contact your Business Partner or IBM representative, or send an email to

express@us.ibm.com.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM zEnterprise 114 servers are capable on delivery, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. Section 794d, as implemented by 36 C.F.R. Part 1194, provided that any Assistive Technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.



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The IBM zEnterprise System offers a total systems approach to enabling fit for purpose application deployment and advanced heterogeneous systems management capabilities that are unmatched in the industry.

The announcement of the IBM zEnterprise System took workload optimized systems technology to the next level. The IBM zEnterprise System consists of the traditional subsystems - CPC, memory, I/O, and power/packaging/cooling - and new platform management firmware that is designed to enable you to integrate leading IBM server technologies to run heterogeneous workloads under the management of one system.

The IBM zEnterprise System is a powerful yet flexible server that thinks beyond technology to drive business innovation. The server is designed to offer relief from increasing IT costs, particularly those associated with server sprawl, and also provides a secure, highly virtualized platform for application development.

At the core of the zEnterprise System for both mid-sized and small enterprises is the next-generation mainframe, the zEnterprise 114 (z114). As the newest member of the System z family, the z114 brings the unique value of hybrid computing to a much broader set of businesses. The z114 is a smaller mainframe footprint than the zEnterprise 196 (z196) and continues to deliver industry-leading virtualization, security, resiliency, and connectivity technologies cost-effectively packaged as a midrange enterprise solution. Further, this new system is fully capable of participating within a z196 centric ensemble.

With extreme granularity, extensive growth options, and world-class secure data serving and transaction processing capabilities, the z114 delivers significant improvements in packaging, performance, and total system scalability over prior generations. The z114 offers unprecedented scale for small and mid-sized businesses, providing nearly 30% more capacity than its predecessor, the z10 BC.

System resources are powered by up to 14 microprocessors running at 3.8 GHz. With up to 10 customer-configurable processors and 256 GB of memory, 6.0 GB/sec InfiniBand I/O interconnect, flexible subcapacity offerings, and High Performance FICON for System z , the z114 is a great system for mission-critical work, a scalable system for hosting hundreds of virtual servers, a resilient system that can handle the 24x7 demands of today's environment, and a backup system if the need arises.

The z114 is available in two models: the M05, a single central processing drawer model, and the M10, a two-drawer model that offers additional flexibility for I/O and coupling expansion and/or increased specialty engine capability. With up to 10 configurable cores, the model naming is indicative of how many total processor units are available for customer characterization. The cores can be configured as general purpose processors (CPs), Integrated Facilities for Linux (IFLs), System z Application Assist Processors (zAAPs), System z Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs), Internal Coupling Facilities (ICFs), or additional System Assist Processors (SAPs), or can be used as additional spares (M10 only).

With improved processor performance, increased capacity, new hybrid computing capabilities, and significant power, space, and cooling benefits, the z114 is now a genuine data center in a box solution and a perfect fit for infrastructure simplification and true cloud computing. Unlike other proclaimed cloud solutions that are defined by a siloed architecture resource pool, the z114 leaps beyond this approach by integrating heterogeneous compute resources across System z , UNIX , and Intel that can be fully optimized and managed at the platform level to business requirements. This capability provides the unique ability to extend the reach and strategic role of existing mainframe investments across the enterprise, and an opportunity to simplify and reduce the range of skills necessary for managing the data center.



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The IBM zEnterprise 196 and the zEnterprise z114 are the last System z servers to support the Power Sequence Controller (PSC) feature .

IBM intends to not offer support for the PSC (feature #6501) on future System z servers after the z196 (machine type 2817) and z114 (machine type 2818). PSC features cannot be ordered and cannot be carried forward on upgrade to such a follow-on server.

This is a revision to the PSC statement of general direction published October 20, 2009, " IBM System z10 - Delivering Security-Rich Offerings to Protect Your Data," Hardware Announcement 109-678, dated October 20, 2009 . At that time we indicated the PSC feature could not be ordered on future servers. We are further clarifying that PSC features will also not be supported as carry forward on an upgrade.

The IBM zEnterprise 196 and the zEnterprise z114 will be the last servers to offer ordering of ISC-3 .

Enterprises should begin migrating from ISC-3 features (#0217, #0218, #0219) to 12x InfiniBand (#0163 - HCA2-O or #0171 - HCA3-O fanout) or 1x InfiniBand (#0168 - HCA2-O LR or #0170 - HCA3-O LR fanout) coupling links.

The IBM zEnterprise 196 and IBM zEnterprise 114 are the last System z servers to support ESCON channels.

IBM plans to not offer ESCON channels as an orderable feature on System z servers that follow the z196 (machine type 2817) and z114 (machine type 2818). In addition, ESCON channels cannot be carried forward on an upgrade to such follow-on servers. This plan applies to channel path identifier (CHPID) types CNC, CTC, CVC, and CBY and to feature #2323 and #2324.

System z customers should continue to eliminate ESCON channels from the mainframe wherever possible. Alternate solutions are available for connectivity to ESCON devices. IBM Global Technology Services offers an ESCON to FICON Migration solution, Offering ID #6948-97D, to help facilitate migration from ESCON to FICON . This offering is designed to help you to simplify and manage a single physical and operational environment - FICON channels on the mainframe with continued connectivity to ESCON devices.

The IBM zEnterprise 196 and IBM zEnterprise 114 will be the last servers to support FICON Express4 channels.

Enterprises should begin migrating from FICON Express4 channel features (#3321, #3322, #3324) to FICON Express8S channels.

The z114 and z196 will be the last servers to support OSA-Express2 features.

Enterprises should begin migrating from OSA-Express2 features (#3364, #3365, #3366) to OSA-Express3 1000BASET and OSA-Express4S features.

The z114 and z196 are planned to be the last servers to support dial-up modems for use with the Remote Support Facility (RSF), and the External Time Source (ETS) option of Server Time Protocol (STP).

The currently available Network Time Protocol (NTP) server option for ETS as well as Internet time services available using broadband connections can be used to provide the same degree of accuracy as dial-up time services. Enterprises should begin migrating from dial-up modems to Broadband for RSF connections.

Application program interfaces (APIs) to Unified Resource Manager

IBM intends to offer APIs to the Unified Resource Manager. These APIs are designed to provide access to the same underlying functions that support the Unified Resource Manager user interface and can be exploited to enable discovery, monitoring, and provisioning use cases.

IBM intends to extend the Tivoli® Integrated Service Management for System portfolio to take advantage of the zEnterprise ensemble monitoring and management capabilities provided by the Unified Resource Manager APIs.

Dynamic discovery of storage resources by the Unified Resource Manager

IBM intends to offer dynamic discovery of storage resources by Unified Resource Manager. A server administrator will be able to trigger discovery of additional storage resources through the user interface of the Unified Resource Manager.

HiperSockets integration with the IEDN

Within a zEnterprise environment, it is planned for HiperSockets to be integrated with the intraensemble data network (IEDN), extending the reach of the HiperSockets network outside of the central processor complex (CPC) to the entire ensemble, appearing as a single Layer 2 network. HiperSockets integration with the IEDN is planned to be supported in z/OS V1.13 and z/VM in a future deliverable.

HiperSockets Completion Queue

IBM plans to support transferring HiperSockets messages asynchronously, in addition to the current synchronous manner on z196 and z114. This could be especially helpful in burst situations. The Completion Queue function is designed to allow HiperSockets to transfer data synchronously if possible and asynchronously if necessary, thus combining ultra-low latency with more tolerance for traffic peaks. HiperSockets Completion Queue is planned to be supported in the z/VM and z/VSE environments.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.



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For information on POWER7 blades refer to Hardware Announcement 110-061, dated April 13, 2010 , IBM BladeCenter PS701 and PS702 Express Blades.

For information on IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX), refer to Hardware Announcement 110-177, dated July 22, 2010 , System z BladeCenter Extension.

For information on IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer, refer to Hardware Announcement 210-266, dated July 22, 2010 , IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS , V1.1.

For information on firmware managing the z/VM environment refer to Software Announcement 210-234, dated July 22, 2010 , IBM z/VM V6.1-Virtualization Growth for zEnterprise System and Unified Resource Manager.

For information on z/OS V1.12 refer to Software Announcement 210-235, dated July 22, 2010 , z/OS V1.12 GA.

For information on z/OS V1.13 refer to Software Announcement 211-252, dated July 12, 2011 , z/OS V1.13 GA.



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                                Machine
Description                     Type     Model  Feature
 
IBM zEnterprise 114             2818
                                          M05
 
Model M05                                       1135
8 GB  Memory                                    3609
                                Machine
Description                     Type     Model  Feature
 
IBM zEnterprise 114             2818
                                          M10
 
Model M10                                       1136
152 GB  Memory                                  3624
184 GB  Memory                                  3625
216 GB  Memory                                  3626
248 GB  Memory                                  3627
 
                                Machine
Description                     Type     Model  Feature
 
IBM zEnterprise 114             2818
                                          M05
                                          M10
 
MTU 1 - D                                       0001
MTU 100 - D                                     0002
MTU 1 - V                                       0003
MTU 100 - V                                     0004
GTU 1 - D                                       0005
GTU 100 - D                                     0006
GTU 1 - V                                       0007
GTU 100 - V                                     0008
GTU 1000 - D                                    0009
GTU 1000 - V                                    0010
 
Manage Firmware Suite                           0019
Automate/Adv Mgmt FW Suite                      0020
Ensemble Membership                             0025
Manage FW ISAOPT                                0039
Manage FW DP                                    0040
Manage FW PWR Blade                             0041
Manage FW System x Blade                        0042
Automate FW ISAOPT                              0043
Automate FW DP                                  0044
Automate FW PWR Blade                           0045
Adv Mgmt FW System x Blade                      0046
Automate FW IFL                                 0052
 
Ethernet switch                                 0070
HMC w/Dual EN                                   0091
 
I/O Cage ISC-D Airflow                          0113
I/O Cage Full Card Airflow                      0114
 
1 CPE Capacity Unit                             0116
100 CPE Capacity Unit                           0117
10000 CPE Capacity Unit                         0118
1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL                         0119
100 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL                       0120
1 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF                         0121
100 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF                       0122
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP                        0123
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP                      0124
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP                        0125
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP                      0126
1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP                         0127
100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP                       0128
 
HCA2-C Fanout                                   0162
HCA2-O fanout for 12x IFB                       0163
Fanout Airflow                                  0165
PCIe Fanout                                     0169
HCA3-O LR fanout for 1x IFB                     0170
HCA3-O fanout for 12x IFB                       0171
ISC-Mother Card                                 0217
ISC-Daughter Card                               0218
ISC-3 link on F/C 0218                          0219
IFB-MP Daughter Card                            0326
STI-A8 Mother Card                              0327
 
PCIe Interconnect                               0400
OSA-Express4S GbE LX                            0404
OSA-Express4S GbE SX                            0405
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE LR                         0406
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE SR                         0407
FICON Express8S 10Km LX                         0409
FICON Express8S SX                              0410
 
Month Indicator                                 0660
Day Indicator                                   0661
Hour Indicator                                  0662
Minute Indicator                                0663
 
TKE workstation                                 0841
Crypto Express3                                 0864
TKE 7.1 LIC                                     0867
Crypto Express3-1P                              0871
TKE addl smart cards                            0884
TKE Smart Card Reader                           0885
UID Label for DoD                               0998
STP Enablement                                  1021
EMEA Special Operations                         1022
 
4 GB Mem DIMM (10/feature)                      1605
8 GB Mem DIMM (10/feature)                      1606
16 GB Mem DIMM (10/feature)                     1607
 
LICCC Ship Via Net Ind                          1750
8 GB Memory Capacity Incr                       1903
8 GB Ftr Converted Memory                       1904
Preplanned Memory                               1993
 
16-Port ESCON Card                              2323
ESCON Channel port                              2324
 
US English                                      2924
France                                          2928
German                                          2929
Spanish - Non Spain                             2930
Spain                                           2931
Italian                                         2932
Canadian French                                 2935
Portuguese                                      2978
Brazilian Portuguese                            2979
UK English                                      2980
Norwegian                                       2983
Sweden Finland                                  2987
Netherlands                                     2988
Belgian French                                  2989
Denmark                                         2993
Swiss French, German                            2997
Balanced Power Plan Ahead                       3003
BPR Pair Air Model                              3004
BPD Pair Air Model                              3005
 
CP-A                                            3074
CP-B                                            3075
CP-C                                            3076
CP-D                                            3077
CP-E                                            3078
CP-F                                            3079
CP-G                                            3080
CP-H                                            3081
CP-I                                            3082
CP-J                                            3083
CP-K                                            3084
CP-L                                            3085
CP-M                                            3086
CP-N                                            3087
CP-O                                            3088
CP-P                                            3089
CP-Q                                            3090
CP-R                                            3091
CP-S                                            3092
CP-T                                            3093
CP-U                                            3094
CP-V                                            3095
CP-W                                            3096
CP-X                                            3097
CP-Y                                            3098
CP-Z                                            3099
 
Internal Battery IBF-E                          3212
OSA-Express3 1000BASET-EN                       3367
OSA-Express3-2P 1000BASET EN                    3369
 
IFL                                             3394
ICF                                             3395
SAP optional                                    3396
zAAP                                            3397
zIIP                                            3398
Unassigned IFL                                  3399
 
0-Way Processor  A00                            3400
 
1-Way Processor  A01                            3401
1-Way Processor  B01                            3402
1-Way Processor  C01                            3403
1-Way Processor  D01                            3404
1-Way Processor  E01                            3405
1-Way Processor  F01                            3406
1-Way Processor  G01                            3407
1-Way Processor  H01                            3408
1-Way Processor  I01                            3409
1-Way Processor  J01                            3410
1-Way Processor  K01                            3411
1-Way Processor  L01                            3412
1-Way Processor  M01                            3413
1-Way Processor  N01                            3414
1-Way Processor  O01                            3415
1-Way Processor  P01                            3416
1-Way Processor  Q01                            3417
1-Way Processor  R01                            3418
1-Way Processor  S01                            3419
1-Way Processor  T01                            3420
1-Way Processor  U01                            3421
1-Way Processor  V01                            3422
1-Way Processor  W01                            3423
1-Way Processor  X01                            3424
1-Way Processor  Y01                            3425
1-Way Processor  Z01                            3426
 
2-Way Processor  A02                            3429
2-Way Processor  B02                            3430
2-Way Processor  C02                            3431
2-Way Processor  D02                            3432
2-Way Processor  E02                            3433
2-Way Processor  F02                            3434
2-Way Processor  G02                            3435
2-Way Processor  H02                            3436
2-Way Processor  I02                            3437
2-Way Processor  J02                            3438
2-Way Processor  K02                            3439
2-Way Processor  L02                            3440
2-Way Processor  M02                            3441
2-Way Processor  N02                            3442
2-Way Processor  O02                            3443
2-Way Processor  P02                            3444
2-Way Processor  Q02                            3445
2-Way Processor  R02                            3446
2-Way Processor  S02                            3447
2-Way Processor  T02                            3448
2-Way Processor  U02                            3449
2-Way Processor  V02                            3450
2-Way Processor  W02                            3451
2-Way Processor  X02                            3452
2-Way Processor  Y02                            3453
2-Way Processor  Z02                            3454
 
3-Way Processor  A03                            3457
3-Way Processor  B03                            3458
3-Way Processor  C03                            3459
3-Way Processor  D03                            3460
3-Way Processor  E03                            3461
3-Way Processor  F03                            3462
3-Way Processor  G03                            3463
3-Way Processor  H03                            3464
3-Way Processor  I03                            3465
3-Way Processor  J03                            3466
3-Way Processor  K03                            3467
3-Way Processor  L03                            3468
3-Way Processor  M03                            3469
3-Way Processor  N03                            3470
3-Way Processor  O03                            3471
3-Way Processor  P03                            3472
3-Way Processor  Q03                            3473
3-Way Processor  R03                            3474
3-Way Processor  S03                            3475
3-Way Processor  T03                            3476
3-Way Processor  U03                            3477
3-Way Processor  V03                            3478
3-Way Processor  W03                            3479
3-Way Processor  X03                            3480
3-Way Processor  Y03                            3481
3-Way Processor  Z03                            3482
 
4-Way Processor  A04                            3485
4-Way Processor  B04                            3486
4-Way Processor  C04                            3487
4-Way Processor  D04                            3488
4-Way Processor  E04                            3489
4-Way Processor  F04                            3490
4-Way Processor  G04                            3491
4-Way Processor  H04                            3492
4-Way Processor  I04                            3493
4-Way Processor  J04                            3494
4-Way Processor  K04                            3495
4-Way Processor  L04                            3496
4-Way Processor  M04                            3497
4-Way Processor  N04                            3498
4-Way Processor  O04                            3499
4-Way Processor  P04                            3500
4-Way Processor  Q04                            3501
4-Way Processor  R04                            3502
4-Way Processor  S04                            3503
4-Way Processor  T04                            3504
4-Way Processor  U04                            3505
4-Way Processor  V04                            3506
4-Way Processor  W04                            3507
4-Way Processor  X04                            3508
4-Way Processor  Y04                            3509
4-Way Processor  Z04                            3510
 
5-Way Processor  A05                            3513
5-Way Processor  B05                            3514
5-Way Processor  C05                            3515
5-Way Processor  D05                            3516
5-Way Processor  E05                            3517
5-Way Processor  F05                            3518
5-Way Processor  G05                            3519
5-Way Processor  H05                            3520
5-Way Processor  I05                            3521
5-Way Processor  J05                            3522
5-Way Processor  K05                            3523
5-Way Processor  L05                            3524
5-Way Processor  M05                            3525
5-Way Processor  N05                            3526
5-Way Processor  O05                            3527
5-Way Processor  P05                            3528
5-Way Processor  Q05                            3529
5-Way Processor  R05                            3530
5-Way Processor  S05                            3531
5-Way Processor  T05                            3532
5-Way Processor  U05                            3533
5-Way Processor  V05                            3534
5-Way Processor  W05                            3535
5-Way Processor  X05                            3536
5-Way Processor  Y05                            3537
5-Way Processor  Z05                            3538
 
16 GB  Memory                                   3610
24 GB  Memory                                   3611
32 GB  Memory                                   3612
40 GB  Memory                                   3613
48 GB  Memory                                   3614
56 GB  Memory                                   3615
64 GB  Memory                                   3616
72 GB  Memory                                   3617
80 GB  Memory                                   3618
88 GB  Memory                                   3619
96 GB  Memory                                   3620
104 GB  Memory                                  3621
112 GB  Memory                                  3622
120 GB  Memory                                  3623
 
Universal Lift Tool/Ladder                      3759
CPACF Enablement                                3863
I/O Drawer                                      4000
PCIe I/O Drawer-A                               4003
 
A00 Capacity Marker                             4049
A01 Capacity Marker                             4050
B01 Capacity Marker                             4051
C01 Capacity Marker                             4052
D01 Capacity Marker                             4053
E01 Capacity Marker                             4054
F01 Capacity Marker                             4055
G01 Capacity Marker                             4056
H01 Capacity Marker                             4057
I01 Capacity Marker                             4058
J01 Capacity Marker                             4059
K01 Capacity Marker                             4060
L01 Capacity Marker                             4061
M01 Capacity Marker                             4062
N01 Capacity Marker                             4063
O01 Capacity Marker                             4064
P01 Capacity Marker                             4065
Q01 Capacity Marker                             4066
R01 Capacity Marker                             4067
S01 Capacity Marker                             4068
T01 Capacity Marker                             4069
U01 Capacity Marker                             4070
V01 Capacity Marker                             4071
W01 Capacity Marker                             4072
X01 Capacity Marker                             4073
Y01 Capacity Marker                             4074
Z01 Capacity Marker                             4075
 
A02 Capacity Marker                             4078
B02 Capacity Marker                             4079
C02 Capacity Marker                             4080
D02 Capacity Marker                             4081
E02 Capacity Marker                             4082
F02 Capacity Marker                             4083
G02 Capacity Marker                             4084
H02 Capacity Marker                             4085
I02 Capacity Marker                             4086
J02 Capacity Marker                             4087
K02 Capacity Marker                             4088
L02 Capacity Marker                             4089
M02 Capacity Marker                             4090
N02 Capacity Marker                             4091
O02 Capacity Marker                             4092
P02 Capacity Marker                             4093
Q02 Capacity Marker                             4094
R02 Capacity Marker                             4095
S02 Capacity Marker                             4096
T02 Capacity Marker                             4097
U02 Capacity Marker                             4098
V02 Capacity Marker                             4099
W02 Capacity Marker                             4100
X02 Capacity Marker                             4101
Y02 Capacity Marker                             4102
Z02 Capacity Marker                             4103
 
A03 Capacity Marker                             4106
B03 Capacity Marker                             4107
C03 Capacity Marker                             4108
D03 Capacity Marker                             4109
E03 Capacity Marker                             4110
F03 Capacity Marker                             4111
G03 Capacity Marker                             4112
H03 Capacity Marker                             4113
I03 Capacity Marker                             4114
J03 Capacity Marker                             4115
K03 Capacity Marker                             4116
L03 Capacity Marker                             4117
M03 Capacity Marker                             4118
N03 Capacity Marker                             4119
O03 Capacity Marker                             4120
P03 Capacity Marker                             4121
Q03 Capacity Marker                             4122
R03 Capacity Marker                             4123
S03 Capacity Marker                             4124
T03 Capacity Marker                             4125
U03 Capacity Marker                             4126
V03 Capacity Marker                             4127
W03 Capacity Marker                             4128
X03 Capacity Marker                             4129
Y03 Capacity Marker                             4130
Z03 Capacity Marker                             4131
 
A04 Capacity Marker                             4134
B04 Capacity Marker                             4135
C04 Capacity Marker                             4136
D04 Capacity Marker                             4137
E04 Capacity Marker                             4138
F04 Capacity Marker                             4139
G04 Capacity Marker                             4140
H04 Capacity Marker                             4141
I04 Capacity Marker                             4142
J04 Capacity Marker                             4143
K04 Capacity Marker                             4144
L04 Capacity Marker                             4145
M04 Capacity Marker                             4146
N04 Capacity Marker                             4147
O04 Capacity Marker                             4148
P04 Capacity Marker                             4149
Q04 Capacity Marker                             4150
R04 Capacity Marker                             4151
S04 Capacity Marker                             4152
T04 Capacity Marker                             4153
U04 Capacity Marker                             4154
V04 Capacity Marker                             4155
W04 Capacity Marker                             4156
X04 Capacity Marker                             4157
Y04 Capacity Marker                             4158
Z04 Capacity Marker                             4159
 
A05 Capacity Marker                             4162
B05 Capacity Marker                             4163
C05 Capacity Marker                             4164
D05 Capacity Marker                             4165
E05 Capacity Marker                             4166
F05 Capacity Marker                             4167
G05 Capacity Marker                             4168
H05 Capacity Marker                             4169
I05 Capacity Marker                             4170
J05 Capacity Marker                             4171
K05 Capacity Marker                             4172
L05 Capacity Marker                             4173
M05 Capacity Marker                             4174
N05 Capacity Marker                             4175
O05 Capacity Marker                             4176
P05 Capacity Marker                             4177
Q05 Capacity Marker                             4178
R05 Capacity Marker                             4179
S05 Capacity Marker                             4180
T05 Capacity Marker                             4181
U05 Capacity Marker                             4182
V05 Capacity Marker                             4183
W05 Capacity Marker                             4184
X05 Capacity Marker                             4185
Y05 Capacity Marker                             4186
Z05 Capacity Marker                             4187
 
Luxembourg-Belgium ordered                      5560
Iceland-Ordered in Denmark                      5561
China-Ordered in Hong Kong                      5562
Flat panel display                              6096
Power Sequence Controller                       6501
 
Additional CBU Test                             6805
Total CBU Years Ordered                         6817
CBU Records Ordered                             6818
Single CBU CP Year                              6820
25 CBU CP Year                                  6821
Single CBU IFL Year                             6822
25 CBU IFL Year                                 6823
Single CBU ICF Year                             6824
25 CBU ICF Year                                 6825
Single CBU zAAP Year                            6826
25 CBU zAAP Year                                6827
Single CBU zIIP Year                            6828
25 CBU zIIP Year                                6829
Single CBU SAP Year                             6830
25 CBU SAP Year                                 6831
CBU Replenishment                               6832
Capacity for Planned Event                      6833
OPO Sales Flag                                  6835
OPO Sales Flag Alteration                       6836
Feature Converted CBU CP                        6837
Feature Converted CBU IFL                       6838
Feature Converted CBU ICF                       6839
Feature Converted CBU zAAP                      6840
Feature Converted CBU zIIP                      6841
Feature Converted CBU SAP                       6842
 
MT-RJ 8.5 ft harness                            7830
FQC Bracket & Mounting Hdw                      7832
MT-RJ 3.5 ft harness                            7833
MT-RJ 5 ft harness                              7834
MT-RJ 6 ft harness                              7835
LC DUP 6.6 ft harness                           7836
LC DUP 8.5ft harness                            7837
Top Exit w/Power                                7901
Top Exit Cabling                                7920
Side Covers                                     7921
Non Raised Floor Support                        7998
3n1 Bolt Down Kit                               8012
Bolt-Down Kit, Non Raised F                     8013
 
14ft 380-520V DC Cut Cord                       8964
14ft HiLoV 3Ph Cut Top Exit                     8970
14ft HiLoV 1Ph Cut Top Exit                     8972
14ft 380-520V DC Cut Top Ex                     8974
14ft Hi/LoV 3 Ph Cut Cord                       8988
14ft HilLoV 1 Ph Cut  Cord                      8991
14ft HiV 3Ph Cut line-LSZH                      8998
 


 
 14ft 380-520V DC Line Cord                      8966
6ft 200V 1Ph Cord Top Exit                      8971
6ft 380-520VDC Top Exit                         8973
6ft 200V 3Ph Cord Top Exit                      8975
14ft 200V 30A 3 Ph Cord                         8987
14ft 200V 30A 1 Ph Line Cord                    8990
 

 

 
 6ft 480V 3Ph Cord Top Exit                      8969
14ft 480V 30A 3PH Cord                          8983
 

 
Multi Order Ship Flag                           9000
Multi Order Rec Only Flag-NB                    9001
Multi Order Rec Only MES                        9002
 
RPO Action Flag                                 9003
Downgraded PUs Per Request                      9004
Site Prep                                       9879
On/Off CoD Act IFL Day                          9888
On/Off CoD Act ICF Day                          9889
On/Off CoD Act zAAP Day                         9893
On/Off COD authorization                        9896
On/Off CoD Act Cap CP Day                       9897
Perm upgr authorization                         9898
CIU Activation (Flag)                           9899
On Line CoD Buying (Flag)                       9900
On/Off CoD Act zIIP Day                         9908
On/Off CoD Act SAP Day                          9909
CBU authorization                               9910
CPE authorization                               9912
OPO Sales authorization                         9913
 
1 MSU day                                       9917
100 MSU days                                    9918
10000 MSU days                                  9919
1 IFL day                                       9920
100 IFL days                                    9921
1 ICF day                                       9922
100 ICF days                                    9923
1 zIIP day                                      9924
100 zIIP days                                   9925
1 zAAP day                                      9926
100 zAAP days                                   9927
1 SAP day                                       9928
100 SAP days                                    9929
Site Tool Kit                                   9969
Height Reduce Ship                              9975
Height Reduce for Return                        9976
 

The following features are not orderable on the IBM zEnterprise 114 models. If they are installed at the time of an upgrade to the IBM zEnterprise 114 they may be retained.

 
HMC w/Dual EN                                   0084
SE-EN Switch (former HUB)                       0089
HMC w/Dual EN                                   0090
HCA2-O LR fanout                                0168
 
FICON Express4 - 2C SX                          3318
FICON Express4 10KM LX                          3321
FICON Express4 SX                               3322
FICON Express4-2C 4KM LX                        3323
FICON Express4 4KM LX                           3324
FICON Express8 10KM LX                          3325
FICON Express8 SX                               3326
OSA-Express3 GbE LX                             3362
OSA-Express3 GbE SX                             3363
OSA-Express2 GbE LX                             3364
OSA-Express2 GbE SX                             3365
OSA-Express2 1000BASET-EN                       3366
OSA-Express3 10 GbE LR                          3370
OSA-Express3 10 GbE SR                          3371
OSA-Express3-2P GbE SX                          3373
 
17 inch panel display                           6094
21 inch panel display                           6095
6ft 480V 30A 3PH Cord                           8984
6ft 200V 30A 3PH Cord                           8986
6ft 200V 30A 1PH Cord                           8989
14ft HiV 1 Ph Cut-LSZH                          8999
 

Notes:

  1. Memory DIMMs do NOT carry forward.
  2. Support Elements do NOT carry forward.
  3. FICON Express , feature numbers 2319 and 2320, are NOT supported on the z114.
  4. FICON Express2, feature numbers 3319 and 3320, are NOT supported on the z114.
  5. Crypto Express2, feature number 0863, is NOT supported on the z114.
  6. OSA-Express2 10 GbE LR, feature number 3368, is NOT supported on z114.

Model conversions

 
Model Conversions - Hardware upgrades
 
   From             To
M/T     Model   M/T     Model      Description
 
2096    R07     2818    M05   (*)  2096 R07 to 2818 M05
2096    R07     2818    M10   (*)  2096 R07 to 2818 M10
2096    S07     2818    M05   (*)  2096 S07 to 2818 M05
2096    S07     2818    M10   (*)  2096 S07 to 2818 M10
2098    E10     2818    M05   (*)  2098 E10 to 2818 M05
2098    E10     2818    M10   (*)  2098 E10 to 2818 M10
2818    M05     2818    M10   (*)  2818 M05 to 2818 M10
2818    M10     2817    M15   (*)  2818 M10 to 2817 M15

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

Feature conversions

The feature conversion list for IBM zEnterprise 114 is available now in the Library section of Resource Link . This list can be obtained at Resource Link by accessing the following website

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

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

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=111-136


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

 
Title                                                    Order number

Functional Matrix                                        ZSW0-1335
IOCP User's Guide                                        SB10-7037
PR/SM Planning Guide                                     SB10-7155
CHPID Mapping Tool User's Guide                          GC28-6900
z114 Installation Manual for Physical Planning           GC28-6907
z114 System Overview                                     SA22-1087

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

Title                                                    Order number

Systems Safety Notices                                   G229-9054
License Agreement for Machine Code Addendum              GC27-2612
   for Elliptical Curve Cryptography
System z Statement of Limited Warranty                   GC28-6883
Service Guide for TKE Workstations (Version 7.0)         GC28-6901
z114 Installation Manual                                 GC28-6902
z114 Service Guide                                       GC28-6903
z114 Safety Inspection                                   GC28-6904
License Agreement for Machine Code                       SC28-6872
Systems Environmental Notices and User Guide             Z125-5823

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

Title                                                    Order number

System z Application Programming Interfaces for Java     API-JAVA
Planning for Fiber Optic Links                           GA23-0367
Ensemble Performance Management Guide                    GC27-2607
Ensemble Planning and Configuring Guide                  GC27-2608
Introduction to Ensembles                                GC27-2609
Service Guide for HMCs and SEs                           GC28-6861
 z114 Parts Catalog                                       GC28-6908
 

OSA-Express Customer Guide and Reference                 SA22-7935
ESCON I/O Interface Physical Layer                       SA23-0394
Coupling Links I/O Interface Physical Layer              SA23-0395
Fibre Channel Connection (FICON) I/O Physical Layer      SA24-7172
System z Application Programming Interfaces              SB10-7030
System z CIM Management Interface                        SB10-7154
Stand-Alone IOCP User's Guide                            SB10-7152
ESCON and FICON CTC Reference                            SB10-7034
HMC Operations Guide for Ensembles (V2.11.1)             SC27-2615
Capacity On Demand User's Guide                          SC28-2605
SCSI IPL - Machine Loader Messages                       SC28-6839
Hardware Management Console Operations Guide (V2.11.1)   SC28-6905
Support Element Operations Guide (V2.11.1)               SC28-6906
Maintenance Information for Fiber Optic Links            SY27-2597
Fiber Optic Cleaning Procedures                          SY27-2604

Publications can be obtained at Resource Link by accessing the following website

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

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

The following Redbook publication is available now:

 
Title                                                     Order number

IBM zEnterprise 114 Technical Introduction                SG24-7832

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

 
Title                                                      Order number

IBM zEnterprise 114 Technical Guide                        SG24-7833
System z Connectivity Handbook                             SG24-5444
IBM zEnterprise 114 Configuration Setup                    SG24-7834
zEnterprise Platform Management                            SG24-7835

For other IBM Redbooks® publications, refer to

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

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
Dimensions (rounded to the nearest 0.1 inch or 0.1 centimeter):
 
                                     Depth    Width    Height
                                   
Without top exit I/O
  - Inches                           62.0      30.9     79.3
  - Centimeter                      157.5      78.4    201.3
 
With top exit I/O
  - Inches (O/H IO cable exit)       62.0      36.9     79.3
  - Centimeter (O/H IO cable exit)  157.5      93.6    201.3
Approximate weight:
 
                               Maximum            Maximum
                               System             System
                              Model M05          Model M10
                         
System without IBF Feature
  -  kg                         813.6               859.1
  -  lb                        1790.0              1890.0
 
System with IBF Feature
  -  kg                         909.0               954.5
  -  lb                        2000.0              2100.0

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

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

Operating environment

Capacity of exhaust

Ambient > 28°C and or altitude > 3000 feet

Acoustical noise level (nominal conditions):

Leakage and starting current: 60 mA / 170A (less than on millisecond)

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

Hardware requirements

The hardware requirements for the machine type, models, features, and functions contained in this announcement are identified.

Machine Change Levels (MCLs) are required.

Descriptions of the MCLs are available now on Resource Link .

Access Resource Link at

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

MCLs are designed to be applied concurrently. Contact IBM service personnel for further information.

Required Driver Level and MCLs to be made available at planned availability:

HMC (V2.11.1) plus MCLs
Support Element (V2.11.1) plus MCLs

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

Peripheral hardware and device attachments

IBM devices previously attached to IBM System z9 , IBM System z10 , and zEnterprise servers are supported for attachment to IBM zEnterprise 114 channels, unless otherwise noted. The subject I/O devices must meet ESCON or FICON architecture requirements to be supported. I/O devices that meet OEMI architecture requirements are supported only using an external converter. Prerequisite Engineering Change Levels may be required. For further detail, contact IBM service personnel.

While the z114 supports devices as described above, IBM does not commit to provide support or service for an IBM device that has reached its End of Service effective date as announced by IBM .
Note: IBM cannot confirm the accuracy of performance, compatibility, or any other claims related to non-IBM products. Questions regarding the capabilities of non-IBM products should be addressed to the suppliers of those products.

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

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

Operating system support

Listed are the operating systems and the minimum versions and releases supported by IBM zEnterprise 114, its functions, and its features. Select the releases appropriate to your operating system environments.
Note: Refer to the z/OS , z/VM , z/VSE subsets of the 2818DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket prior to installing a z114.

IBM zEnterprise 114 requires at a minimum:

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

Crypto Express3 requires at a minimum:

Crypto Express3 (when defined as a coprocessor) supporting ANSI X9.8 PIN security, Enhanced CCA key wrapping, Secure Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC), and initial Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) functions requires one of the following:

Crypto Express3 (when defined as a coprocessor) supporting PKA RSA OAEP with SHA-256 algorithm requires one of the following:

Crypto Express3 (when defined as a coprocessor) with Expanded support for AES algorithm, Enhanced ANSI TR-31 Secure Key Exchange, PIN block decimalization table protection, and Additional Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) functions requires at a minimum:

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

IPL from an alternate subchannel set requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8S (CHPID type FC) when utilizing native FICON or Channel-To-Channel (CTC), requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8S (CHPID type FC) for support of zHPF single-track operations requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8S (CHPID type FC) for support of zHPF multitrack operations requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8S (CHPID type FCP) for support of SCSI devices requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8S (CHPID type FCP) support of hardware data router requires at a minimum:

T10-DIF support by the FICON Express8S and FICON Express8 features when defined as CHPID type FCP requires at a minimum:

OSA-Express4S GbE LX (#0404) and GbE SX (#0405) require at minimum:

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of two ports per CHPID:

CHPID types OSD without maximum port exploitation (one port on the PCIe adapter is available for use):

OSA-Express4S 10 GbE LR (#0406) and 10 GbE SR (#0407) require at a minimum:

CHPID type OSD:

CHPID type OSX for access control to the intraensemble data network (IEDN) from z114 to Unified Resource Manager functions:

OSA-Express4S Large Send for IPv6 packets (CHPID types OSD and OSX) requires at a minimum:

OSA-Express4S checksum offload for IPv6 packets (CHPID types OSD and OSX) requires at a minimum:

OSA-Express4S checksum offload for LPAR-to-LPAR traffic for IPv4 and IPv6 packets (CHPID types OSD and OSX) requires at a minimum:

Inbound workload queuing for Enterprise Extender for the OSA-Express4S and OSA-Express3 features (CHPID types OSD or OSX) requires at a minimum:

IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager requires at a minimum:

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

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

HiperSockets network traffic analyzer (HS NTA) on IBM zEnterprise 114 and System z10 requires at a minimum:


Note: OSA-Express3 GbE and 1000BASE-T contain two ports per PCIe adapter. The ports "share" one channel path identifer (CHPID). There may be two or four ports per feature, depending upon feature number. OSA-Express3 10 GbE SR and LR contain one port per PCIe adapter. There are two ports per feature.
 
CHPID  Applicable                   Purpose/Traffic
type   features
 
OSC   1000BASE-T   OSA-Integrated Console Controller (OSA-ICC)
                   Supports TN3270E, non-SNA DFT to IPL CPCs & LPs.
 
OSD   All          Queue Direct Input/Output (QDIO) architecture;
                   TCP/IP traffic when Layer 3 (uses IP address) and
                   Protocol-independent when Layer 2 (uses MAC address).
 
OSE   1000BASE-T   Non-QDIO; For SNA/APPN/HPR traffic and TCP/IP
                   passthru traffic.
 
OSM   1000BASE-T   OSA-Express for Unified Resource Manager.
                   Connectivity to intranode management network
                   (INMN) from z114 to Unified Resource Manager
                   functions.
 
OSN   GbE          OSA-Express for NCP; Appears to OS as a device
      1000BASE-T   supporting channel data link control (CDLC)
                   protocol. Enables Network Control Program (NCP)
                   channel-related functions such as loading and
                   dumping to NCP. Provides LP-to-LP connectivity
                   OS to IBM Communication Controller for Linux (CCL).
                   Note: OSN CHPID type is not supported on
                   OSA-Express4S GbE features.
 
OSX   10 GbE       OSA-Express for zBX.  Provides connectivity
                   and access control to the intraensemble
                   data network (IEDN) from z114 to
                   Unified Resource Manager functions.
 

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

CHPID type OSC supporting TN3270E and non-SNA DFT:

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of all four ports:

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

CHPID type OSE supporting 4 or 2 ports per feature:

CHPID type OSM for intranode management network:

CHPID type OSN supporting OSA-Express for NCP: Note: CHPID type OSN does not use ports. All communication is LPAR-to-LPAR.

Display OSAINFO for OSA-Express3 CHPID types OSD, OSM (exclusive to zEnterprise ), and OSX on z114 and z10 requires at a minimum:

Inbound workload queuing (IWQ) for OSA-Express3 CHPID types OSD and OSX on zEnterprise requires at a minimum:

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

Coupling Facility Control Code Level 17

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

(1) z/OS V1.10 supports the zEnterprise System; however z/OS V1.10 support will be withdrawn September 30, 2011. After that date, the IBM z/OS Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 (5656-A01) is required for the zEnterprise System. Talk to your IBM representative for details. Certain functions and features of the zEnterprise System require later releases of z/OS . For the complete list of software support, see the PSP buckets and the Software requirements section. For more information on the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10, see Software Announcement 211-002, dated February 15, 2011 .

(2) z/OS V1.9 support was withdrawn September 30, 2010. However, with the z/OS Lifecycle Extension (5646-A01), z/OS V1.9 supports the zEnterprise System. Talk to your IBM representative for details. No exploitation of new zEnterprise System functions is available with z/OS V1.9. For the complete list of software support, see the PSP buckets and the Software requirements section. For more information on the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9 see Software Announcement 210-027, dated May 11, 2010 .

(3) z/OS V1.8 support was withdrawn September 30, 2009. However, with the z/OS Lifecycle Extension (5638-A01), z/OS V1.8 supports the zEnterprise 114. Talk to your IBM representative for details. No exploitation of new zEnterprise 114 functions is available with z/OS V1.8. Certain functions and features of the zEnterprise require later releases of z/OS . For the complete list of software support, see the PSP buckets and the Software requirements section. For more information on the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.8, refer to Withdrawal Announcement 910-149, dated June 15, 2010 .

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

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

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

The average installation time for a z114 is approximately:

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

Security, auditability, and control

The z114 uses the security and auditability features and functions of host hardware, host software, and application software.

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



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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

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

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

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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IBM Global Financing

Yes

Warranty period

One year.

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature which replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Customer setup

No.

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

You can obtain the agreement at

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

or by contacting your IBM representative.

Warranty service

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

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

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



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The z114 continues the heritage in mainframe qualities of service with the proprietary maintenance package available for all customers on Warranty and Maintenance, per the agreement of the maintenance contract. Once the maintenance contract is terminated the Proprietary Maintenance Service will no longer be available and the level of IBM service offered will revert to the Base Service Offering. The Base Service Offering will still provide the required direction for a service provider to repair a machine but will not include IBM intellectual property of step-by-step instructions, videos, and graphics.

For customers continuing proprietary maintenance contracts the level of service will remain unchanged. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM website, depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

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

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

The following service is provided.

Warranty service upgrades

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Three

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

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

Yes

Machine installation

Installation is performed by IBM . IBM will install the machine in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the machine. In the United States, contact IBM at 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378). Contact the local IBM office.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed internal code

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

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

or by contacting your IBM representative.

For machine type-models 2818-M15, 2818-M32, 2818-M49, 2818-M66, and 2818-M80, Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC) technology is included with the IBM zEnterprise 114 cryptography features. This technology is delivered through the machine's Licensed Internal Code, and requires license terms in addition to the standard IBM License Agreement for Machine Code (LMC) referenced above. These additional terms are delivered through the LMC's Addendum for Elliptical Curve Cryptography. This ECC Addendum is delivered with the machine along with the LMC when a cryptography feature is included in the IBM zEnterprise 114 order, or when a cryptography feature is carried forward as part of an MES order into IBM zEnterprise 114 and is available for review by contacting an IBM representative.



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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

Model conversions
 
   Model     
 From    To  

 
 R07     M05  
 R07     M10  
 S07     M05  
 S07     M10  
 
 E10     M05 
 E10     M10 
 
 M05     M10 
 M10     M15 
 
Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must
  be returned.
 
Feature conversions

Contact your IBM representative for feature conversion prices.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

zEnterprise, z/VSE, z10, PR/SM, PowerVM, Hypervisor, HiperSockets, z9, Processor Resource/Systems Manager, MVS, DFSMShsm, IMS, VSE/ESA and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, z/OS, z/VM, System z, AIX, System x, BladeCenter, System z10, DB2, WebSphere, DataPower, POWER7, ESCON, System p, FICON, System z9, z/Architecture, zSeries, Express, Resource Link, System Storage, Parallel Sysplex, Sysplex Timer, RETAIN, CICS, VTAM, Tivoli, Redbooks and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/