Introducing the IBM z15 - The enterprise platform for mission-critical hybrid multicloud

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 119-027
September 12, 2019


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(Corrected on November 21, 2019)

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At a glance

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Announcing the IBM® z15

Today's announcement extends the IBM Z® position as the industry-leading platform for mission-critical hybrid cloud, with new innovations across security, data privacy, and resilience.

Data privacy and security

Pervasive encryption easily encrypts all data associated with an application, database, or cloud service -- whether on premises or in the cloud, at rest or in flight. The IBM z15 extends this beyond the border of the IBM Z environment.

  • The new IBM Z Data Privacy Passports, in conjunction with IBM z15 and available via an IBM z15 only PID, is being designed to enforce security and privacy protections to data not only on Z, but across platforms. It provides a data-centric security solution that enables data to play an active role in its own protection. For more information about IBM Z Data Privacy Passports V1.0 beta program, see Software Announcement 219-452, dated September 12, 2019 .
  • IBM Z Data Privacy for Diagnostics provides clients with the capability to protect sensitive data that may be included in diagnostic dumps. Now sensitive data can be tagged such that it can be identified in dumps with no impact to dump capture times. Tagged sensitive data in dumps can be secured and redacted before sending to third-party vendors.
  • There is a new Crypto Express7S adapter introduced on the IBM z15 whose design and format have been driven by the adoption of blockchain and other highly secure applications.

Business continuity and resilience

IBM Z is a market leader for uptime and resilience. The new z15 takes this leadership to a whole new level through letting you unlock the power of IBM Z to help you adapt to planned or unplanned events while keeping services and operations running smoothly and continuously, on premises or in the cloud.

  • New IBM System Recovery Boost expedites everything you need to get back ready for workload execution, including planned operating system shutdown processing, operating system IPL (Initial Program Load), middleware/workload restart and recovery, and uniquely the client workload execution that follows helping you catch up for lost time. It will let businesses return their systems to doing normal work faster for scenarios such as planned software maintenance and patching, but also in the event of Disaster Recovery scenarios when you need it the most.
  • Enhancements in GDPS® combined with System Recovery Boost also expedite and streamline the execution of GDPS recovery scripts which perform reconfiguration actions during various planned and unplanned operational scenarios. The combination of these capabilities allows you to plan and test more easily for key activities such as site switches, perform business continuity activities more quickly, and prove ability to comply with industry regulation.

Hybrid cloud readiness

You can build a hybrid cloud ecosystem while ensuring availability, security, and accessibility with flexibility as you deliver timely and efficient new services for your digital business. The IBM z15 server provides the availability required by your most mission-critical workloads and the security demanded by your most valuable data. Then a comprehensive portfolio of IBM solutions help you deploy and support your cloud environment, as well as expand access to it.

  • IBM Z software offerings combine to help you integrate and manage your ideal cloud environment.
    • In September 2019, IBM plans to introduce IBM z/OS® Container Extensions (zCX), which is intended to enable access to a large ecosystem of open source and Linux® on IBM Z applications that are planned to be deployed and managed within the native z/OS environment without requiring a separately provisioned and managed Linux server, using popular Docker container skills and patterns. This will allow you to be able to use the latest open source tools, popular NoSQL databases, analytics frameworks, application servers, and so on within your z/OS environment. It is intended that z/OS developers will gain DevOps agility through the use of Docker containers and the ability to deploy open source application development utilities, Linux -based shell environments, and so on.
  • IBM Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression is provided on each processor chip and uses industry-standard compression formats for file compression that can enable reduction in the size of data which can save storage space and increase data transfer rates. It can also reduce CPU consumption and costs associated with moving, processing, encrypting/decrypting, and otherwise manipulating smaller amounts of compressed data. IBM Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression interoperates compatibly with the zEDC compression used on previous IBM Z platforms and with industry-standard compression used on other platforms.
  • Ready for the cloud data center, the IBM z15 is housed in a new standardized 19-inch frame (one to four frames, depending on the configuration) that makes it ready for colocation and standardized facilities management.



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Overview

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IBM z15 - The enterprise platform for mission-critical hybrid multicloud

The transformation of digital technologies continues to have a profound effect on business, creating and accelerating transformation of business activities, processes, competencies, and models.

To succeed, businesses must embrace this digital transformation, adopting agile processes and new technologies to deliver services and experiences that customers and clients demand.

Yet as they transform, enterprises must also ensure they maintain infrastructure security, protect data privacy, and meet increasing compliance requirements, all while providing 24x7 availability. These requirements apply extreme pressure on IT to securely deliver transformative services and provide ongoing management and support within tight time and budget constraints.

IBM z15: industry-leading privacy and resiliency for mission-critical workloads in the hybrid multicloud.



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Key requirements

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See the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections of this announcement.



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Planned availability date

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September 23, 2019

New build systems:

  • IBM z15 Model T01
  • Features and functions for the IBM z15

Upgrades from z13® and z14:

  • z13 air-cooled upgrades to IBM z15 air-cooled
  • z13 air-cooled upgrades to IBM z15 water-cooled
  • z13 water-cooled upgrades to IBM z15 water-cooled
  • z13 water-cooled upgrades to IBM z15 air-cooled
  • z14 air-cooled upgrades to IBM z15 air-cooled
  • z14 air-cooled upgrades to IBM z15 water-cooled
  • z14 water-cooled upgrades to IBM z15 water-cooled
  • z14 water-cooled upgrades to IBM z15 air-cooled

MES orders for IBM z15 that include the following features:

  • Field-installed features and conversions on IBM z15 that are delivered solely through a modification to the machine's Licensed Internal Code (LIC)
  • HMC Table Top KMM (#0148) on IBM z15
  • HMC Rack Mount KMM (#0154) on IBM z15
  • Customer Supplied HMC KMM (#0188) on IBM z15
  • HMC Tower (#0062) on IBM z15
  • HMC Rack Mount (#0063) on IBM z15
  • TKE Rack Mount (#0087) on IBM z15
  • TKE (#0088) on IBM z15
  • TKE 9.2 LIC (#0881) on IBM z15
  • TKE Rack Mount KMM (#0156) on IBM z15
  • TKE Table Top KMM (#0157) on IBM z15
  • Customer Supplied TKE KMM (#0190) on IBM z15
  • Smart Card Reader (#0891) on IBM z15
  • Additional Smart Cards (#0900) on IBM z15

October 1, 2019 - orders cannot be placed until October 1, 2019

  • HMC Tower (#0062) on IBM z14™ and IBM z14 ZR1
  • HMC Rack Mount (#0063) on IBM z14 and IBM z14 ZR1
  • TKE Rack Mount (#0087) on IBM z14 and IBM z14 ZR1
  • TKE (#0088) on IBM z14 and IBM z14 ZR1
  • TKE 9.2 LIC (#0881) on IBM z14 and IBM z14 ZR1

November 14, 2019 - orders cannot be placed until November 14, 2019

  • IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance (#0100): HMC/SE housed in one physical server inside CPC frame
  • Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM) on IBM z15 (#0016)
  • zTPF exploitation of System Recovery Boost

December 31, 2019 - orders cannot be placed until December 31, 2019

  • OOCoD for the People's Republic of China for IBM z15, IBM z14 , and IBM z14 ZR1

January 29, 2020

  • All remaining MES orders for IBM z15 Model T01



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Description

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The newest member of the IBM Z family, the IBM z15, uses a 19-inch form factor and industry-standardized power and networking hardware. The system is configurable as a one to four 19-inch frame system, which easily aligns with the modern cloud data center.

Today's announcement extends IBM Z leadership with IBM z15, offering:

Core system:

  • 190 client configurable cores, an increase of 20 over the z14, with single processor capacity of z15 for equal n-way at common client configurations, approximately 14% greater than on z14 with some variation based on workload and configuration.
  • 25% more total system capacity as compared to the z14 for exceptional scale in a single footprint.
  • More on-chip cache per core, compared to z14, to help minimize memory waits while maximizing the throughput of concurrent workloads -- perfectly optimized for data serving.
  • Up to 40 terabytes (TB) of available Redundant Array of Independent Memory (RAIM) real memory per server to help improve transaction response times, lower CPU costs, simplify capacity planning, enlarge in-memory buffer pools, cache sysplex shared data and controls in Coupling Facilities, and ease deploying memory-intensive workloads.
  • IBM Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression, designed to reduce the cost of storing, transporting, and processing data without changing applications. It replaces the zEDC Express® card on z14 and older generations of IBM servers, and interoperates compatibly with the zEDC compression used on previous IBM Z platforms and with industry-standard compression used on other platforms. Improved compression ratio (using Huffman coding) and order-preserving compression result in fewer CPU cycles to enable further compression of data, improving memory, transfer, and disk efficiency. With the IBM Z Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression you can achieve up to 17x more throughput capacity than the largest configured z14.
  • The z15 has 30+ new instructions codesigned and exploited by Java™ , new vector enhancements to improve analytics applications, and new instructions for sort acceleration.

Security and cryptography:

  • A design for data protection and privacy allowing you to encrypt many new data sets transparently, which can help you to provide an envelope of protection around data placed on IBM Z . This includes cryptographic performance improvements with the Crypto Express7S (#0898 or #0899) and the IBM Z processor based cryptography with the CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions that helps enable the protection of data in flight or at rest.
  • Hardware accelerated encryption on every core with the Central Processor Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) feature.
  • Processor improvements include Message-Security-Assist extension 9 providing support for elliptic curve cryptography authentication of messages, the generation of elliptic curve keys, and scalar multiplication. This is accomplished through a new instruction (Compute Digital Signature Authentication (KDSA)) which supports the ECDSA and EdDSA algorithms using curves P-256, P-384, P-521, Ed25519, and Ed448 and is in compliance with the Digital Signature Standard (DSS), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) July 2013.
  • IBM Z Data Privacy Passports which will protect data not only on IBM Z , but across multicloud environments without application changes. For more information about IBM Z Data Privacy Passports V1.0 beta program, see Software Announcement 219-452, dated September 12, 2019 .

Network and I/O:

  • OSA-Express7S GbE, 10GbE, 1000Base-T, and 25GbE SR1.1.
  • FICON® Express16SA (#0436, 0437) to help absorb large application and transaction spikes driven by large unpredictable analytic and mobile workloads.
  • An increase in the maximum number of coupling CHPIDs per CPC from 256 with z14 to 384 with z15, which provides for improved virtualization of physical ICA SR and CE LR coupling links.
  • An increase in the maximum number of physical ICA SR coupling links per CPC from 80 on z14 to 96 on z15, and per drawer from 20 on z14 to 24 on z15.
  • An increase in the maximum number of internal coupling CHPIDs per CPC from 32 on z14 to 64 on z15.
  • A new level of Coupling Facility support, CFLEVEL 24, which provides optimized latch management, improved message path resiliency, and a change to the defaults for dynamic dispatching. For details see the "Parallel Sysplex® enhancements" section.
  • IBM zHyperLink Express1.1 (#0451), which uses a direct connect short distance link (zHyperLink) to deliver low latency connectivity between z15 and FICON storage systems. Working in conjunction with your existing FICON SAN infrastructure, zHyperLink Express1.1 delivers the next generation of I/O for IBM Z storage.

Systems management and infrastructure:

  • IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) 2.15.0 with simplification updates to improve workspace and manage system time.
  • IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance (#0100), which can be used to create isolated partitions for protecting data and applications from cybercriminals.
  • Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 9.2 License Internal Code (LIC) (#0881).
  • Flexible configuration; each frame is an industry-standardized 19-inch frame taking up only two floor tiles of space. The system expands from one to four frames based on your requirements and potential growth.
  • System Recovery Boost which enables restoration of service from, and workload catch up after, both planned and unplanned outages faster than on any prior Z machine and with no additional IBM software costs, along with faster GDPS -orchestrated reconfiguration actions such as those involved in a planned or unplanned DR site switch.
  • Non-raised floor option, offering flexible possibilities for the data center.
  • Optional water cooling, providing the ability to cool systems with user-chilled water.
  • Optional top exit power and I/O cabling designed to provide increased flexibility.
  • ASHRAE class A3 for robustness, data center flexibility, and energy savings.
  • Upgradability to IBM z15 from IBM z14 and IBM z13® and upgradability within the IBM z15 family.
  • IBM Dynamic Partition Manager enhancements that provide a simplified, consumable, enhanced IBM Z experience, reducing the barriers of adoption for new and existing Linux on IBM Z and z/VM® clients.

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 IBM z15, the z/Architecture processor capacity indicator is defined with a 4XX, 5XX, 6XX, or 7XX notation, where XX is the number of installed CPs.

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

The capacity per processor engine of an IBM z15 (8561) processor is expected to provide approximately a 14% increase over that of a z14 (3906), with some variation, based on workload and configuration. The largest IBM z15 (8561-7J0) is expected to provide up to 25% more capacity than the largest z14 (3906-7H0). The IFL and zIIP processors on the IBM z15 also provide an optional IBM z15 multithreading technology capability; with the multithreading function enabled, the performance capacity of an IFL or zIIP is expected to typically be up to 25% higher than without the multithreading function enabled.

The LSPR contains the Internal Throughput Rate Ratios (ITRRs) for IBM z15 and the previous-generation IBM Z 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 level of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, the workload processed, and the LPAR configuration. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance estimates stated.

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

Next-generation availability

z15 merges the RAS characteristics from the performance-optimized z14 family with the 19-inch frame from the z14 Model ZR1. z15 introduces:

  • The use of IBM System Recovery Boost which expedites planned operating system shutdown processing, operating system IPL (Initial Program Load), middleware/workload restart and recovery, and the client workload execution that follows. It will let businesses return their systems to work faster, not just in disaster recovery scenarios, but after all kinds of disruptions, both planned and unplanned. Another aspect of System Recovery Boost is to expedite and streamline the execution of GDPS recovery scripts which perform reconfiguration actions during various planned and unplanned operational scenarios.
  • Processor and memory PU refresh, RAIM memory, and cache symbol ECC which are designed to provide a robust computing platform.
  • PU sparing, array macro sparing, micro-array masking integrated sparing, and expanded optics as a FRU which are used to reduce repair actions.
  • The wide use of redundancy in the power, cooling, and service network, which continues with the z15 family. A "power redundancy test" is provided so the customer can verify the server is power redundant before servicing their customer power feeds.
  • The improved "fill and drain" tool which reduces the service time when handling water (including discontinuing a server).

A flexible and standardized configuration with IBM z15 provides offering simplification and allows you to flexibly scale up to four frames in a single system and integrate additional hardware appliances into an industry-standard form factor. This will benefit existing clients through potential consolidation down to fewer frames and allows an easier scale-up path for growth.

System Recovery Boost is a new capability which is designed to provide faster operating system and middleware shutdown, reIPL/restart, and service restoration across both planned and unplanned operating system outages. During "boost periods" that apply during operating system shutdown and following a reIPL/restart, the IBM z15 can make additional processing capacity available to the system in a variety of ways to not only help accelerate the system shutdown and restart processing itself, but also apply that same boosted capacity to help your business "catch up" on work that may have accumulated while the system was down, with substantially improved workload throughput and response time/elapsed time during the boost. Enhancements in Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex ( GDPS ) automation are also designed to provide faster, more efficient, and more highly parallel orchestration of GDPS automated reconfiguration activities, such as activating or deactivating images, IPLing images, and the like. Such automated activities might take place during planned or unplanned DR site switches, for example.

System Recovery Boost is designed to provide an improved client experience across both planned and unplanned service disruptions. This will allow more flexibility in the management and achievement of ever-tightening service level agreements (SLAs) around maintenance and reconfiguration activities, at lower risk, and it will generally unlock the power of the z15 server to accelerate and simplify maintenance and change windows. System Recovery Boost is also designed to provide benefits in a wide range of activities, both planned and unplanned, single-system and multiple-system, and single-site and multiple-site. For example, System Recovery Boost can help accelerate single-system change windows to install operating system maintenance or make upgrades, rolling IPLs to install maintenance across multiple images in a Parallel Sysplex environment, restoration of a failed system after an unplanned system outage, planned site switches in order to conduct a disaster recovery test or flip-flop between the active site and the disaster recovery site, and even unplanned disaster recovery site switches involving multiple Parallel Sysplex environments!

System Recovery Boost can provide additional processing capacity during the limited-duration startup and shutdown "boost periods" in a variety of different ways, depending on the IBM z15 server configuration and on specific operating system exploitation capabilities. On subcapacity machine models (4xx, 5xx, and 6xx), System Recovery Boost can temporarily boost the processing capacity of general-purpose processors to run as if they were full-capacity processors, only in those system images that are actively experiencing a boost. This temporary increase in general-purpose processing capacity for the boosting images is not visible for pricing purposes, so it does not lead to IBM software licensing cost increases. (Where consumption-based pricing metrics are being used, it may of course allow more general-purpose processing capacity to be consumed in a shorter amount of time, as execution of work on the system is accelerated.) On servers with zIIP processors, System Recovery Boost is designed to help unlock the parallelism, capacity, and acceleration potential of those zIIP processors by temporarily allowing general-purpose workload to run on them during the boost period, only in the system images that are actively experiencing a boost. This use of zIIP processor capacity in a novel way applies only to operating systems that support zIIPs (for example, z/OS ), and to system images that actually have zIIP processing capacity defined to them.

In addition to the base capabilities described above, System Recovery Boost can also optionally, via a priced Boost temporary capacity record requiring the use of feature #6802 and #9930, enable the temporary activation of additional physical zIIP processors on an IBM z15 server. Activation of these processors draws upon and makes use of unused processing cores in the machine, to provide yet more zIIP processing capacity that can then be used by boosting images to accelerate execution of their workload (both general-purpose workload, and workload that is already zIIP-eligible). Once the Boost temporary capacity record is activated for use during, for example, a planned maintenance window or for a planned site-switch activity, up to 20 additional zIIP engines may become available for a period of up to 6 hours for use on an IBM z15 server. This additional zIIP capacity is then shared across images in accordance with existing PR/SM management controls, making additional zIIP capacity available to individual system images. Images that wish to take advantage of this additional zIIP capacity should predefine reserved logical zIIP capacity in their PR/SM image profiles, so that the operating system can then bring those additional logical zIIP processors (with physical backing from the additional physical zIIPs that were activated) online for use during the boost period, thereby providing the image with increased zIIP capacity and parallelism to accelerate the workload.

System Recovery Boost requires operating system exploitation. z/OS will fully support the boosting of general-purpose processors on subcapacity machine models to run as if they were full-capacity processors, and also the use of zIIP processors to run general-purpose work during boost periods, and will support such boosts during planned system shutdown and during system startup. Stand-Alone Dump (SADMP) will support boosting of general-purpose processors on subcapacity machine models only, to provide additional processor capacity for use in capturing diagnostic information for system failures. z/VM and z/TPF will also provide support for boosting of general-purpose processors on subcapacity machine models only, for both planned system shutdown and system startup. In the case of z/VM , the increased capacity of general-purpose processors during a z/VM system startup or shutdown can be "inherited" by z/VSE® and z/TPF guests, to also provide additional processing capacity to accelerate the guest startup and/or shutdown processing. Note that z/VM running on IFL processors will not experience any capacity boost for IFLs.

System Recovery Boost has the potential to benefit many IBM Z clients, through some combination of the boost capabilities described above (general-purpose processor boost, zIIP boost, improved GDPS automation and reconfiguration activities, or the zIIP boost activation of additional zIIP processors from unused processing capacity), and in a broad spectrum of planned and unplanned system recovery scenarios. The IBM z15, with operating system exploitation, provides the vehicle to take advantage of these boosts.

IBM Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression provides industry-standard DEFLATE compression and decompression acceleration at greater throughput than any software-based implementation. A processor chip based accelerator replaces the zEDC Express I/O card supported in previous IBM Z systems, delivering higher bandwidth without increasing CPU cost. Moving this functionality onto the IBM z15 processor chip allows for improved integration, better performance, and lower latency than other solutions available on the market.

Compression using the IBM Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise® Data Compression allows the ability to reduce the amount of data to be processed, stored, and transferred. Doing so can help reduce storage cost, increase effective network bandwidth, and reduce overall CPU consumption for functions like encrypting data or performing I/O operations. The z15 compression design point builds on and extends the value provided by the previous zEDC Express design in z14, showing for example a net reduction of CPU cost for encrypting and storing compressed data compared to storing data uncompressed and unencrypted. These savings enhance the value created by the encryption itself and the reduced storage footprint.

Implemented as an architected instruction, the IBM Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression enables simplified exploitation and unconstrained virtualization compared to the previous design point. It can be utilized by an unlimited amount of partitions and guests, without the need for dedicated hypervisor or operating system support. The very high throughput and the removal of any restrictions for maximum number of guests eliminate any capacity planning requirements for compression acceleration in the z15 server. As an integrated part of the z15 processor chip, using the IBM Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression does not require the purchase of a hardware feature or usage of I/O slots.

IBM Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression is designed to ensure full interoperability and compatibility with DEFLATE-compliant data created and processed within and outside the IBM Z ecosystem. Support for this new accelerator is integrated into z/OS , maintaining existing APIs without requiring any updates or adaptations on an application level. The new design point allows for synchronous execution of compression for very low latency and high throughput by utilizing the zlib API support delivered with z/OS or the new instruction itself. In addition, IBM Integrated Acceleration for zEnterprise Data Compression continues to support an asynchronous execution mode for authorized users under z/OS as an optimization for large data sets. There is no software feature required in order to use the hardware-accelerated zlib implementation under z/OS or the instruction itself. As a result, the IBM z15 server allows acceleration of compression for a number of applications, for example, Java based applications or IBM Sterling Connect:Direct® V5.2 instantly, out of the box to name a few.

Compression of data provides great potential for you in terms of cost saving and elapsed time reduction. The IBM Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression in z15 makes compression in z15 available, accessible, and at the same time more affordable than ever.

Enterprise data protection: IBM z15 extends the z14 pervasive encryption story throughout the enterprise to protect data not only on IBM Z , but across multicloud environments. You can control access to data shared with business partners and your ecosystem and begin the journey to dump protection on z/OS . This includes crypto enhancements, IBM Z Data Privacy Passports (requires additional software), and IBM Z Data Privacy for Diagnostics. For more information about IBM Z Data Privacy Passports V1.0 beta program, see Software Announcement 119-027, dated September 12, 2019 .

Cloud transformation: IBM z15 enables your cloud transformation with industry-standard, do-it-yourself, IBM Z -backed cloud services including open containers, IBM cloud deployment, and ECC improvements for blockchain.

Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ (EAL 5+) certification

The IBM z15 is designed for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ (EAL5+) certification for security of logical partitions. This means that the IBM z15 is designed to prevent an application running on one operating system image on one LPAR from accessing application data running on a different operating system image on another LPAR on the server.

Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) enhancements

Enhancements with the z15 continue to deliver critical cryptographic capabilities which address the ever-changing security requirements across the globe around key management and distribution, data management and compliance, and protecting enterprise data. The Crypto Express7S is designed to meet the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 at Level 4 for cryptographic modules. IBM 's Common Cryptographic Architecture Release 7.0 (CCA 7.0) is designed to be certified to meet the HSM requirements from the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI-SSC). Its unique design eases migration of applications and keys and expands to add new cryptographic algorithm support. CCA 6.3 also meets the PCI HSM requirements. CCA 7.0 includes the enhancements from the limited availability release CCA 6.3. The release adds an additional key distribution method by including callable services in support of ASC X9 Technical Report 34. TR-34 outlines an interoperable protocol for secure distribution of symmetric keys using asymmetric techniques. This protocol can be used to distribute symmetric keys from host systems to key receiving devices such as ATMs or POS terminals. Using the protocol is expected to allow clients to eliminate costs associated with manual key loading by two separate employees who must physically load keys into the ATM or other key-receiving device. This feature facilitates a secure and cost-effective method for remote-managed rotation of encryption keys.

The release enhancements include complete native support for X.509 certificates for RSA or ECC public keys. All CCA services that accept public keys have been enhanced to accept an X.509 certificate. The X.509 certificate is validated and may be optionally authenticated against the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) managed internally to the CEX6S / CEX7S. The trust anchors that underpin the PKI are loaded using security from a Trusted Key Entry (TKE) workstation to help enable a secured management path. This expansion of X.509 certificate support includes the new X9 TR-34 services mentioned above.

The release has also been enhanced to create PCI HSM compliant-tagged RSA and AES key tokens. A compliant-tagged key token is managed by CCA firmware according to the requirements of PCI-HSM compliance mode. A coprocessor in compliance mode must be available to use compliant-tagged key tokens. Also, compliance-based methods to check master keys have been added to CCA. The Key Test2 callable service can now be used to verify the value of a master key as defined in ANS X9.24 Part 1, using either the NIST SP 800-38B block cipher-based MAC algorithm, called CMAC, or the encrypt zeros method. This will prove useful during compliance audits.

In addition, features that support the use of the AES algorithm in banking applications have been enhanced. This includes a new method for formatting the PAN data for authenticated PAN change requests based on the ISO 9564-1 standard. The new method includes an AES-based key management feature that enforces special usage for authentication keys for translation of PINs in ISO-4 PIN blocks. This increases the protection over this sensitive operation by adding an additional measure of control.

Finally, two new callable services are added in support of the German Banking Industry Committee Die Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft (DK) financial services requirements.

IBM continues to add enhancements as finance industry standards are released or updated with support for AES-based methods and protocols.

Enterprise PKCS #11 enhancements

EP11 is specifically designed for clients seeking support for open standards and enhanced security.

The EP11 library provides an interface very similar to the industry-standard PKCS #11 API. Existing applications using PKCS #11 will benefit from using EP11 as they can be migrated easily to IBM Z and by that benefit from enhanced security using secure key cryptography.

EP11 provides many interesting additions to the PKCS #11 with Login Sessions, attribute bound keys, and different operational modes.

EP11 (BSI-DSZ-CC-1094) is designed to meet the requirements of the BSI (Federal Office for Information Security in Germany) for conformance with common criteria in version 3.1 (rev. 4) with Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4.

EP11 4.7 adds support for the Crypto Express7S adapter as well as support of the PKCS #11 v2.4 standard.

New functionality consists of support for SHA3, EdDSA (sign/verify with Ed25519 and Ed448), and EdDH (derive with C25519 and C448).

In addition, EP11 4.7 introduces support for EP11 key blobs (AES, TDES, and selected ECC) exportable to Central Processor Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) for use in protected mode encryption, authorized with respective key attributes. With protected mode WrapKey the secure EP11 key is returned to the host caller reenciphered under the CPACF wrapping key for direct usage in a CPACF encryption instruction. The clear key value of the operational key is never available in host storage.

Furthermore, it adds support for a first quantum safe algorithm, Dilithium, an EUF-CMA secure digital signature scheme (sign and verify) based on Lattices.

Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 9.2 Licensed Internal Code (LIC) - The TKE 9.2 level of LIC is designed to support the following functions:

  • TKE 9.2 is required to manage the Crypto Express7S running in Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) or IBM Enterprise PKCS #11 (EP11) mode if you manage your modules from the TKE. Remember, TKE is required to manage modules that run in EP11 mode or CCA domains in PCI-Compliant mode.
  • With TKE 9.2, you can use AT-TLS connections between the TKE workstation and the host that is running the TKE host transaction program. If you configure the TCP/IP port in the host transaction program to use AT-TLS, you must select the new check box in your TKE workstation host definition to specify you are using a TLS connection.
  • TKE 9.2 can be used to exploit the following enhancements available in various releases of Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) firmware levels:
    • TKE 9.2 will allow you to create AES operational key parts with the PCI-compliant tag turned on. You can use these parts when you load your AES operational keys, if the CCA level supports the tag.
    • When you display Access Control Point (ACP) tracking information, tracking interval information will be included if the CCA firmware level returns the information. You will be able to tell when tracking was turned on, if or when tracking was turned off, and the number of times tracking was turned off and back on from the last time tracking data was cleared.
    • When you display master key information, you will have new options for selecting how the verification pattern is calculated if the CCA firmware supports the ENC-0 and CMAC calculations.
  • With TKE 9.2, you can now select the IBM Enterprise PKCS #11 Transport Wrapping Key Policy. This policy is used to select the EP11 transport wrapping key strength. Select this policy if you require the EP11 transport wrapping key to be a true 256-bit AES key. If the policy is selected, the transport wrapping key is derived using Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange of 521-bit Elliptic Curve (EC) public keys between the TKE and the host crypto module running IBM Enterprise PKCS #11 (EP11). You can only select this policy when:
    • All your EP11 smart cards are at the minimum part level 00RY790 (Blue smart cards).
    • All your EP11 smart cards are at the minimum applet version V0.6. (The minimum applet support first appeared in TKE 9.2.)
    • All your host IBM Enterprise PKCS #11 modules are at API version 6.02 or later.
  • TKE 9.2 has new features that simplify existing management tasks:
    • You can configure your host definition so that it will automatically accept modules that are successfully authenticated. You can select the option to automatically accept modules when you create a host definition or add the option to existing host definitions through the change host function.
    • The utility that allows you to copy key parts in binary files onto smart cards will allow you to select more than one file at a time. This will simplify the process of moving from binary key part files to smart card key part management.
    • With any attempt to delete a role or authority from a Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) mode host crypto module from inside of a TKE domain group, the delete will be attempted on every module included in the group. Previously the operation would stop the first time the role or authority was not found on a module in the group.
    • When TKE 9.2 detects that a Linux host supports long user IDs you will be able to enter user IDs with up to 32 characters.
    • The TKE Workstation Logon Wizard includes a new step that encourages you remove excess authority from the DEFAULT role after your TKE Workstation administrator profiles have been created.
  • The following are important notes about upgrading existing TKE Workstations to TKE 9.2:
    • TKE workstations with feature codes 0847 and 0849 cannot be upgraded to TKE 9.2 LIC.
    • TKE workstations with feature code 0080, 0081, 0085, or 0086 can be upgraded to TKE 9.2 LIC only if the TKE Workstation feature is assigned to a z14 server or later.
    • You will have to buy a new local adapter crypto feature for the TKE if your TKE is at a pre-TKE 9.0 LIC level.

FICON Express16SA

FICON Express16SA supports a link data rate of 16 gigabits per second (Gbps) and autonegotiation to 8 Gbps for synergy with current-generation switches, directors, and storage devices. With support for native FICON , High Performance FICON for z Systems® (zHPF), and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), the IBM z15 server is designed to help you to prepare for an end-to-end 16 Gbps infrastructure to meet the lower latency and increased bandwidth demands of your applications.

The FICON Express16SA adapter will work with your existing fiber optic cabling environment, both single-mode and multimode optical cables.

The zHPF protocol:

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express 16SA in a z15 with the zHPF protocol and small data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express 16SA operating at 16 Gbps performs the same as FICON Express 16S+.

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express 16SA in a z15 with the zHPF protocol and a mix of large sequential read and write data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express 16SA operating at 16 Gbps performs the same as FICON Express 16S+.

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.

The FCP protocol:

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express 16SA in an IBM z15 with the FCP protocol for small data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express 16SA operating at 16 Gbps performs the same as FICON Express 16S+.

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express 16SA in an IBM z15 with the FCP protocol and FICON Express 16SA operating at 16 Gbps, FICON Express 16SA performs the same as FICON Express 16S+.

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.

The FCP protocol is supported by z/VM , z/VSE , and Linux on IBM Z . See the Software requirements section.

Cleaning discipline for FICON Express16SA fiber optic cabling: With the introduction of 16 Gbps link data rates, it is even more critical to ensure your fiber optic cabling infrastructure performs as expected. Proper fiber optic inspection, cleaning, and maintenance is required to help ensure that the "data gets through." With 16 Gbps link data rates over multimode fiber optic cabling, link loss budgets and distances are reduced. Single-mode fiber optic cabling is more "reflection sensitive." With high link data rates and single-mode fiber optic cabling there is also less margin for error. The cabling is no longer scratch-tolerant and contaminants such as dust and oil can present a problem. To keep the data flowing, proper handling of fiber trunks and jumper cables is critical as well as thorough cleaning of fiber optic connectors. Work with your data center personnel or IBM personnel to ensure you have fiber optic inspection and cleaning procedures in place.

Channel subsystem (CSS) scalability: The IBM z15 server, like the IBM z14 and z13 servers, has support for six logical channel subsystems (LCSSs) which are required to support the 85 LPARs for z15, and four subchannel sets.

OSA-Express7S - an Ethernet technology refresh

The OSA-Express7S 25 Gigabit Ethernet (25GbE) feature was introduced on z14, and with z15 additional features to complete the full family of the OSA-Express7S generation of adapters are being introduced: a new version of the 25GbE feature, 1000BASE-T Ethernet for copper environments, in addition to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) for single-mode and multimode fiber optic environments. The performance characteristics of the new features are comparable to their predecessor OSA-Express6S (for 1000BASE-T, GbE, and 10GbE) and 7S (for 25GbE) features. They also retain the same form factor and port granularity - two ports per feature for the 1000BASE-T Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet features, and one port per feature for the 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 25 Gigabit Ethernet features.

The new members of the OSA-Express7S family of features (#0442, #0443, #0444, #0445, #0446, #0449) are exclusive to the z15 and IBM LinuxONE III. They are supported by z/OS , z/VM , z/VSE , z/TPF, and Linux on IBM Z . See the Software requirements section.

IBM Virtual Flash Memory

IBM Virtual Flash Memory (VFM) is designed to help improve availability and handling of paging workload spikes when running z/OS V2.1 and higher. With this support, z/OS is designed to help improve system availability and responsiveness by using VFM across transitional workload events such as market openings, and diagnostic data collection. z/OS is designed to help improve processor performance by supporting middleware exploitation of pageable large (1 MB) pages.

Using VFM can help availability by reducing latency from paging delays that can occur at the start of the workday or during other transitional periods. It is also designed to help eliminate delays that can occur when collecting diagnostic data during failures. VFM can also be used in Coupling Facility images to provide extended capacity and availability for workloads making use of WebSphere® MQ Shared Queues structures.

VFM can therefore help organizations meet their most demanding service level agreements and compete more effectively. VFM is designed to be easy to configure, and to provide rapid time to value.

IBM Virtual Flash Memory is the replacement for the Flash Express features (#0402, #0403) which were available on the IBM zEC12 and IBM z13 . No application changes are required to change from IBM Flash Express to VFM.

IBM zHyperLink Express1.1

IBM zHyperLink Express 1.1 is a direct connect short distance, IBM Z I/O adapter offering extremely low latency connectivity to FICON storage systems. Working in conjunction with your existing FICON SAN infrastructure, zHyperLink fosters a new I/O paradigm for IBM mainframes. zHyperLink improves application response time, cutting I/O sensitive workload response time by up to 50% without requiring application changes. zHyperLink Express 1.1 is a 2-port adapter which resides in the PCIe I/O drawer and supports direct connectivity to FICON storage systems at distances up to 150 m. It is fully compatible with zHyperLink Express on earlier machines and can interconnect with them.

Note: This response time estimate is based on IBM internal measurements and projections that assume 75% or more of the workload response time is associated with read DASD I/O and the storage system random read cache hit ratio is above 80%. The actual performance that any user will experience may vary.

IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance

New with IBM z15, the HMC hardware will no longer have CD/DVD drives as part the HMC server hardware. A new optional IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance can be ordered with the z15 to provide HMC/SE functions within the CPC frame, eliminating the need for separate HMCs outside of the frame. Multiple new capabilities will be available on HMC 2.15.0, including:

  • Delivering RSA SecurID authentication using that new centralized server on z/OS .
  • New user management controls for both HMC and SE tasks, resulting in a better user experience and providing the desired user task/object protection across the HMC/SE.
  • A new option for audit support for remote syslog/Splunk support.
  • An improved dashboard status overview visible when viewing tasks on all tabs, not just when viewing the home tab.

z/OS support for the IBM z15

New functions in z/OS continue to enhance the role of IBM Z , with support for IBM z15 and its role in helping you provide solutions for a trusted digital economy.

Capabilities designed to optimize high availability, performance, security, and operational flexibility can help organizations grow and secure their most critical transaction environments. In addition to base processor support, z/OS provides support for these IBM z15 functions and features:

  • Cryptography enhancements available with Crypto Express 7S. With Cryptographic Support for V2R2 - V2R4 (ICSF FMID HCR77D1), ICSF will provide the following new features:
    • Support for the new Crypto Express7S adapter, configured as a CCA coprocessor, an EP11 coprocessor, or an accelerator.
    • The ability to use CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions (CPACF) for certain clear key ECC operations. ICSF can now call CPACF instructions to perform ECC key generation, key derivation, and digital signature generation and verification using a subset of the NIST curves. The CPACF on IBM z15 also supports the ed448 and ec25519 curves.
    • A new SMF record whenever a master key is changed. Certain compliance regulations mandate the periodic rotation of encryption keys, including the master keys loaded into coprocessors. As part of the master key change process, an SMF record will now be written every time the new master key is promoted to the current master key as part of the change master key ceremony.
    • A health check that verifies a system's ability to use the NIST recommended PSS signature algorithms. It is not obvious that the ECC master key is required when generating and using RSA keys enabled for PSS signatures, so a health check will help clients understand the need for this additional master key so they can begin to exploit the recommended algorithms.
    • New quantum safe algorithms for sign and verify operations. With this release of ICSF, it is now possible to use quantum safe encryption algorithms for digital signature operations, which also includes the ability to generate and store new keys. These algorithms will be clear key only and available via the PKCS #11 interfaces.
    • Support for CCA Release 5.5 and CCA Release 6.3 including:
      • New services in support of ANSI TR-34 Remote Key Loading.
      • PCI HSM Compliance for AES and RSA keys.
      • Additional AES based financial services.
      • Note: These functions were made available on ICSF FMD HCR77D0 with PTFs for APAR OA57089.
  • Coupling Facility Level (CFLEVEL) 24.
  • Additional new I/O attachment options including the OSA-Express7S.
  • Exploitation of the IBM Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression, which replaces the zEDC Express card on z14 and older generations of servers. This includes both the synchronous execution through the z/OS provided zlib library as well as the asynchronous support for authorized programs. There are no required z/OS configuration changes for existing zEDC Express users. The existing z/OS license feature is required for the asynchronous support on z15.
  • Exploitation of System Recovery Boost which is designed to enable restoration of service from, and workload catch up after, both planned and unplanned outages faster than on any prior Z machine and with no additional IBM software costs, along with faster GDPS -orchestrated reconfiguration actions such as those involved in a planned or unplanned DR site switch. Results may vary by customer based on individual workload, configuration, and software levels.
  • Exploitation of IBM Z Data Privacy for Diagnostics, a new capability with z/OS which is designed to help tighten dump protection for data that will need to be shared with others. It allows a business to make informed decisions about sharing diagnostic data before it is sent.
  • Furthering the IBM Z work on Linux , z/OS now includes Container Extensions, the ability to run Linux on z Docker containers in z/OS in addition to the existing ability to run Linux on z Docker containers natively, or with z/VM or KVM, or using LinuxONE or securely using Secure Services. For more information see Software Announcement 219-344, dated July 23, 2019 .

See the Software requirements section of this announcement for the minimum z/OS requirements for IBM z15 and its features.

Compiler support for IBM z15: A key strength of the IBM enterprise compilers, Enterprise COBOL, Enterprise PL/I, and z/OS XL C/C++, is the continual support of the latest Z hardware architectures. The latest releases of the compilers (Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V6.3, Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V5.3, and z/OS V2R4 XL C/C++ ) make available a new ARCH(13) level to exploit the new hardware instructions available on the IBM z15 models in z/Architecture mode. Application developers can recompile using the new ARCH(13) compiler option to instruct the compiler to generate code for applications that exploits instructions available on z15. This translates into immediate support of z15 and improved application performance without any source code changes.

The latest release of IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS (ABO) makes available a new ARCH(13) level to exploit the instructions available on the IBM z15 models in z/Architecture mode. Using ABO to optimize existing VS COBOL II to Enterprise COBOL V4.2 modules allows these modules to obtain improved computation performance without the need for recompilation on z15 hardware.

Node.js is one of the fastest growing language runtimes in the market with a large open source community. Available and supported on z15 and on z/OS , IBM SDK for Node.js - z/OS , V8.0 supports the open source Node.js V8.0 level which is designed to provide extra security and performance by leveraging the capabilities of IBM Z .

z/VM support for the IBM z15

With the PTF for APAR VM66248, planned to be available September 23, 2019, z/VM V6.4 and V7.1 will provide support to enable guests to exploit function on IBM z15, which includes:

  • Synchronous execution support for on-chip data compression and DEFLATE conversion.
  • Enhanced Vector and Vector packed decimal.
  • Crypto Express7S adapter and cryptographic enhancements.
  • FICON Express16SA adapter on z15.
  • Dynamic I/O enhancements: Dynamic I/O support is provided for managing the configuration of Crypto Express 7S, OSA- Express 7S OSD CHPIDs, FICON Express 16SA FC and FCP CHPIDs, RoCE Express 2.1, and Coupling Express LR Adapters.

With the available PTF for APAR PI99085, the z/VM V6.4 and V7.1 TCP/IP stack and NETSTAT OSAINFO command have been updated to provide support for:

  • OSA-Express7S GbE.
  • OSA-Express7S 10GbE.
  • OSA-Express7S 25GbE.
  • OSA-Express7S 1000BASE-T.

With the PTF for APAR VM66283, planned to be available September 23, 2019, z/VM V7.1 will provide support for System Recovery Boost, including:

  • General CPs running as subcapacity can be boosted to full capacity for a limited time during z/VM system initialization and workload bring-up, during workload quiesce and system shutdown, and during system abend processing.
  • Speed change status can be logged in z/VM monitor data.
  • Support for System Recovery Boost must be explicitly enabled in the z/VM system configuration file.
  • z/VM System Recovery Boost support benefits the z/VSE and z/TPF guest environments.

For further details, review the z/VM website and the hardware PSP bucket 8561DEVICE z/VM subset.

z/VM new function portal:

The z/VM Continuous Delivery News web page will be the primary vehicle used by IBM to describe new functions that are planned for z/VM . It is the recommended way to keep track of future development and support plans for the z/VM product. IBM recommends subscribing to this page to be notified of changes. To subscribe, click the Notify Me link in the left-side navigation bar. Additional instructions are included on the VM Site File Change Notification web page.

Additional z/VM V7.1 enhancements during 2019:

The following enhancements for z/VM V7.1 are available or are planned to be available during 2019:

  • Dynamic Crypto: With the PTF for APAR VM66266, planned to be available September 23, 2019, z/VM will provide dynamic crypto support, which enables dynamic changes to the AP Cryptographic (crypto) environment on a z/VM system, allowing the addition or removal of crypto hardware to be less disruptive to the system and its guests.
  • VSwitch Priority Queuing support: With the available PTFs for APARs VM66219, VM66223, and PH04703, z/VM exploits OSA- Express Priority Queuing when it is available on a VSwitch's uplink port; currently all VSwitch outbound traffic to the external network is transmitted at the same priority. When VSwitch Priority Queuing is enabled, z/VM will establish multiple OSA QDIO output queues, and transmit data to the external network at different priorities.
  • Support for 80 logical processors: With the available PTFs for APAR VM66265 and VM66296, z/VM supports 80 logical processors on z14 and IBM z15, relieving the previous limitation of 64 logical processors per LPAR. This will allow clients to run more workload on z/VM by increasing the number of supported logical processors, which is especially important when multithreading is enabled. From a client's perspective, this will allow defining more logical processors for running workload on each LPAR, possibly requiring fewer LPARs to support the same workload. Support for 80 logical processors is provided on z15, LinuxONE III, z14, LinuxONE Emperor II, and LinuxONE Rockhopper II servers.
  • EAV paging: With the available PTFs for APARs VM66263 and VM66297, z/VM supports paging space that is located anywhere on Extended Address Volumes, allowing clients to define sufficient paging capacity for z/VM partitions with large memory sizes while reducing the burden of managing a larger number of smaller paging devices. As systems continue to grow, the need for paging space has increased. This z/VM support allows allocation and use of paging space on ECKD devices above cylinder 65520 up to the 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinder) limit.
  • Fast minidisk erase: With the PTFs for APARs VM65784, VM66288, and PH14249, planned to be available December 15, 2019, z/VM provides a means to erase the data from an ECKD minidisk in a more efficient and quicker manner when a user is deleted.

z/VSE support for the IBM z15

z/VSE V6.2 and its stand-alone utilities run entirely in z/Architecture mode.

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 z15, z14, z14 ZR1, z13 , and z13s® servers, Coupling Facilities, Server Time Protocol (STP), and ICA SR and CE LR coupling links 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 and 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.

  • STP - Time synchronization for Parallel Sysplex is designed to allow events occurring in different servers to be properly sequenced in time, by synchronizing the clocks of those servers. 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 STP design introduced a concept called Coordinated Timing Network (CTN), a collection of servers and Coupling Facilities that are time-synchronized to a time value called Coordinated Server Time.

  • STP enhancements - As announced in Hardware Announcement 117-044, dated July 17, 2017 , IBM z14 introduced a new Graphical User Display for the STP network and configuration. As a result, with z15 the STP configuration panels will be removed from the SE. For more information, see the Hardware Management Console (HMC) HMC/SE section below, "Removal of System (Sysplex) Time Task."

    In order to match the new hardware and coupling changes, STP has been updated to make use of the Oscillators in Drawers 1 and 2 (up to a total of 4). Pulse Per Second connections on the first two Drawers can be selected from among the four oscillator cards in the first two drawers. STP may use the increased number of Coupling Channels that can be defined in z15.

  • Parallel Sysplex enhancements - The IBM z15 provides a new level of Coupling Facility support, CFLEVEL 24, which provides the following Coupling Facility enhancements:
    • CFCC Fair Latch Manager provides improved work management efficiency contributing to better CF processor scaling as well as improved arbitration for internal CF serialization of resources.
    • CFCC Message Path Resiliency Enhancement provides improved resiliency of message path connectivity through new transparent recovery processing for certain types of link initialization errors that can occur as z/OS images in the Parallel Sysplex are being IPLed.
    • The CFCC dynamic dispatching option default is changed to make use of DYNDISP=THIN for CF images using shared processors. Support for Coupling Facility Thin Interrupts has been available since the IBM zEC12/zBC12 generation of server, and provides by far the most efficient and well-performing option for coupling facility images using shared processors. Clients who have explicitly specified other DYNDISP options should also consider changing to explicitly specify DYNDISP=THIN, on CFLEVEL 24 or higher, making use of the new default.
  • Coupling link constraint relief - IBM z15 provides additional physical and logical coupling link connectivity compared to z14. The maximum number of physical ICA SR coupling links (ports) is increased from a maximum of 80 per CPC to 96 per CPC. The maximum number of Internal Coupling Channels (ICP) is increased from 32 to 64, and the maximum overall number of allowed coupling channels (CHPIDs) per CPC is increased from 256 to 384. These higher limits on z15 support higher levels of connectivity and physical consolidation using ICA SR, as well as the concurrent use of ICA SR and CE LR links for coupling link technology.

    IBM has removed support for InfiniBand coupling links as noted in prior Statements of Direction. In Hardware Announcement 117-044, dated July 17, 2017 , IBM stated that the z14 server is the last high-end IBM Z server to support InfiniBand coupling links. In Hardware Announcement 116-002, dated February 16, 2016 , IBM stated that the z13s server is the last midrange IBM Z server to support InfiniBand coupling links.

Hardware Management Console (HMC) HMC/SE: The IBM z15 Hardware Management Console and Support Element will support:

September 23, 2019 deliverables:

  • HMC Security Audit Enhancement: Remote Syslog/Splunk Support
    • The HMC 2.15.0 release will provide a new option for audit support. Previously, the HMC users could use the Audit and Log Management task or Scheduled Operations to offload xml and html formatted logs. New HMC support will now be available to offload Security Logs, Audit Logs, Console Events, Hardware Messages, and SNMP and WebServices Automation Logs using a Remote SysLog Consolidation Server (for example, Splunk). In addition, SNMP API support was also added for offloading Audit Logs and Console Events while previously supporting Security Logs.
  • HMC Dashboard/Status Overview
    • The HMC 2.15.0 has been enhanced to address the viewing of the Status Overview, Exceptions, Operating System Messages, and Hardware Messages indicator area in the Tabbed Workspace environment. That indicator area is now presented so that it is visible when viewing tasks on all tabs, not just when viewing the home tab. There will now be a Compact Masthead Status Bar display along with "Docked" and "Expanded" display areas.
  • HMC Remote Browser Window Sizing
    • When using a remote browser connection into the HMC, there are now controls to persist the window size for subsequent browser connections into the HMC. Prior to HMC 2.15.0, the HMC browser connection into the HMC always launched a full-screen window, and while this could be resized, any subsequent initial HMC invocations would be a full-screen window size.
  • HMC/SE No DVD Support
    • New-build HMCs shipped with the HMC 2.15.0 level will no longer have CD/DVD drives as part of the HMC server hardware. The HMC will now provide two main options for functional and service operations: USB media or electronic. Solutions will be provided for both for:
      • Firmware required for the HMC or Support Element/CPC
      • eBoD (eBusiness on Demand) records (for example, On Off Capacity on Demand, Capacity Backup Unit (Disaster Recovery))
      • Operating system code (used for Load from Removable Media or Server task)
    • USB Flash Memory Drive solutions are available, but if USB Flash Memory Drive is not acceptable for a client environment, there will be electronic network options to address those client environments.
    • If the client requires a non-USB solution, that client should order feature code 0846 (No Physical Media Option). This will then provide instructions on how to electronically deliver the required content via the network using various options: zRSF (Z Remote Support Facility), IBM Resource Link® , and FTP/SFTP/FTPS Server connections from the HMC. Note that for an electronic-only delivery environment, there is a requirement that there are two HMCs on every unique network subnet where a Hardware Management Console, Support Element, or Trusted Key Entry workstation is connected.
    • If USB is acceptable, generally the appropriate USB Flash Memory Drive media will be shipped with whatever feature is being delivered. There are also two feature codes available for USB Flash Memory Drive Media, which can be ordered if required:
      • Feature code 0843: USB Load media which can be used for IBM Z operating system code
      • Feature code 0848: USB Backup media which can be used for HMC or SE Critical Data Backup task
  • HMC User Management Controls to Include HMC and SE Tasks
    • Prior to HMC 2.15.0, there were a moderate number of client tasks that were available directly on the HMC, but were available only by using the Single Object Operations task to launch those tasks indirectly from the SE (Support Element). In addition, most clients don't create unique users for the SE environment, but only create users for the HMC. When SE-only tasks are launched via Single Object Operations, the user authority from User Management is inherited from default user roles on the SE (for example, SYSPROG, OPERATOR, and so on) rather than based on user controls for unique user roles on the HMC.
    • With HMC 2.15.0, most SE-only client tasks (for example, Channel Problem Determination, Crypto Config/Mgmt, Advanced Facilities, Perform Model Conversion (On/Off Capacity on Demand, Capacity Backup Unit, and so on)) are now available directly on the HMC without having to utilize Single Object Operations. This also includes physical channel objects (PCHIDs) being available directly on the HMC.
    • HMC 2.15.0 will also provide user management controls for both HMC and SE tasks based on HMC User Management definitions, and those HMC/SE user and object access controls can be replicated across all HMCs using the HMC Data Replication task. These two major enhancements will result in a better user experience as well as provide the desired user task/object protection across the HMC/SE that the clients require for all their uniquely defined users.
  • HMC Integrated 3270 Console Performance Enhancements
    • For security reasons it is recommended to use the HMC Integrated 3270 Console rather than HMC Operating System Messages when managing IBM Z operating system environments via an HMC console window. This is a strong consideration when managing z/OS because the Integrated 3270 Console requires HMC users to log into their RACF® user IDs, but HMC Operating System Messages provides z/OS system console RACF user authority.
    • In HMC 2.15.0 further enhancements were made for the HMC Integrated 3270 Console which provide significant performance responsiveness for that task. These enhancements are present in the HMC 2.15.0 and will be effective not only when managing IBM z15 CPC LPARs, but also for z14 and z13 LPARs.
  • Removal of zBX Support
    • HMC 2.15.0 no longer supports zBX ( IBM z BladeCenter Extension). The HMC 2.15.0 removed the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager and Ensemble support, and the z15 system no longer supports connections to zBX. If there is still a need for zBX support, the z14 HMC 2.14.1 or earlier levels can be used, and the zBX can only have connections to z14 CPCs or earlier.
  • HMC n-2 Legacy System Support
    • HMC 2.15.0 supports only two previous generations of systems (z14 and z13 ) while also supporting IBM z15. This change will improve the number and extent of new features and functions that are able to be pretested and maintained in a given release with IBM 's continued high-reliability qualification procedures. This change is also in alignment with the n-2 support strategy for sysplex coupling.
    • z14 HMC level 2.14.1 or earlier levels will continue to maintain support for n-4 systems, and can be used to support systems prior to z13 .
  • Removal of System (Sysplex) Time Task
    • The HMC 2.15.0 no longer supports the System (Sysplex) Time task on the Support Element. The System (Sysplex) Time task was replaced by the "Manage System Time" task on the Hardware Management Console 2.14.0 release as announced in Hardware Announcement 117-044, dated July 17, 2017 . There are significant enhancements in the Manage System Time task which clients should utilize as part of their time management activities. More information on Manage System Time can be found in z14 publications as well as in YouTube video education modules on the HMC YouTube launching page .
  • HMC/SE Support for System Recovery Boost
    • The Hardware Management Console and Support Element will provide a display indication when System Recovery Boost is active for a partition. This can be seen at the main HMC/SE Tree UI view as well as on the Image Details and Monitors Dashboard panels.
    • In addition, an Audit Log entry is logged specifying which specific type of System Recovery Boost (zIIP capacity boost or speed boost) is turned on or off. Each log entry also includes the partition number.
    • There is also new Perform Model Conversion task support for activating a new temporary Boost record which can add additional temporary zIIPs in preparation for a zIIP boost event.
  • HW API Efficiency Enhancements as Part of GDPS for System Recovery Boost
    • The Hardware Management Console and Support Element has implemented specific code enhancements in support of improving the efficiency of the system recovery image reconfiguration activities under the direction of GDPS . These enhancements include additional memory caching in SE memory, asynchronous HMC/SE security logging, and asynchronous updates of Activation Profiles.

November 14, 2019 deliverable:

  • IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance
    • Starting with IBM z15 and IBM LinuxONE III, the IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance feature code 0100 can be ordered to provide the HMC/SE functionality to be contained within redundant physical servers inside the CPC frame. When you order the IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance feature, this will provide logically a Primary and Alternate Support Element and two peer Hardware Management Consoles on two physical servers in the CPC frame. This eliminates the need for having to manage a separate physical server or servers for one or more HMCs outside of the frame. For the User Interface experience you must use remote browsing controls from your own workstation into HMC within the IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance.
    • If you have multiple systems, you don't need to order the Hardware Management Appliance feature for all systems. The recommendation is that you consider having the IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance features on one or two CPCs, but the rest of the CPCs don't need to include Hardware Management Appliance features. (Those CPCs would have redundant Support Elements.)
    • The IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance feature is optional. Physical HMCs (both Mini Tower and rack mounted) are still available features to be used.

The Internal Battery Feature (IBF) available with z15 contains Lithium ion batteries greater than 300 Wh. They are fully regulated Dangerous Goods which means that you will incur premium costs associated with owning the IBF. The need for an IBF would be redundant if your location provides uninterruptible power. The IBF can be ordered only in conjunction with BPA bulk power not iPDU. In client locations without an uninterruptible power supply, there are resiliency advantages to using an IBF feature when a power failure occurs, for example, for preserving modified data in Coupling Facility images until power is restored.

z15 machines shipped with IBFs and IBF FRUs could be delayed due to availability of freight carriers rated for Dangerous Goods. IGF and any lessor may not get IBFs back. IBFs must be removed if the machine is moved in any fashion. If you, the client, are shipping the IBF, you will have to use a logistics provider that is certified in Dangerous Goods transportation to ship the IBFs. You are responsible to handle the IBF properly in accordance with all local, legal, and environmental requirements, for all removed IBFs from repair actions, relocations, or machine returns.

Where IBM has Extended Producer Product Take Back Responsibilities, the client should see the IBM Product Take Back Programs website.

The IBM 2819 model IBF feature code (#3211) makes a replacement Internal Battery Feature (IBF) battery pack available to those clients who want to relocate their IBM 8561 and had to remove their IBF battery packs because they couldn't be shipped.

BTA water - This announcement makes BTA water available to those clients who want to relocate their IBM 8561. Removed BTA water must be disposed of properly by the client. BTA water is a mixture of deionized (DI) water and 900-990 PPM benzotriazole (BTA), a corrosion inhibitor.

  • IBM machine type 2819 model BTA feature #9849 provides three 20 liter jugs.
  • Feature #9850 provides one 20 liter jug.
  • IBM machine type 8561 with feature #4033, A Frame Radiator, needs one jug plus one spare jug.
  • IBM machine type 8561 with feature #4034, A Frame Water, needs two jugs plus one spare jug.

Enhancements to software pricing Technology Transition Offerings: Complementing the announcement of the IBM z15 server IBM is introducing:

  • A new Technology Transition Offering (TTO) called Technology Update Pricing for the IBM z15.
  • New and revised Transition Charges for Sysplexes or Multiplexes TTOs for actively coupled Parallel Sysplexes ( z/OS ), Loosely Coupled Complexes (z/TPF), and Multiplexes ( z/OS and z/TPF).
  • z15 server eligibility for Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z offerings.

Technology Update Pricing for the IBM z15 extends the software price/performance provided by AWLC and CMLC for z15 servers. The new and revised Transition Charges for Sysplexes or Multiplexes offerings provide a transition to Technology Update Pricing for the IBM z15 for clients who have not yet fully migrated to z15 servers. This ensures that aggregation benefits are maintained and also phases in the benefits of Technology Update Pricing for the IBM z15 pricing as clients migrate.

When a z15 server is in an actively coupled Parallel Sysplex or a Loosely Coupled Complex, you may choose either aggregated Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) pricing or aggregated Parallel Sysplex License Charges (PSLC) pricing, subject to all applicable terms and conditions.

When a z15 server is part of a Multiplex under Country Multiplex Pricing (CMP) terms, Country Multiplex License Charges (CMLC), Multiplex zNALC (MzNALC), and Flat Workload License Charges (FWLC) are the only pricing metrics available, subject to all applicable terms and conditions.

For additional information about software pricing for the z15 server, see Software Announcement 219-410, dated September 12, 2019 , Technology Transition Offerings for the IBM z15 offer price-performance advantages.

When a z15 server is running z/VSE , you may choose Mid-Range Workload License Charges (MWLC), subject to all applicable terms and conditions.

For more information about AWLC, CMLC, Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z , MzNALC, PSLC, MWLC, or the Technology Update Pricing and Transition Charges for Sysplexes or Multiplexes TTO offerings, see the IBM Z software pricing website.

Machines eligible to participate in Country Multiplex Pricing

At the time a client first implements a Multiplex, machines currently eligible to be included in the new Multiplex cannot be older than two generations prior to the most recently available server. The most recent server at any given point in time will be considered generation N, and the prior two generations as N-1 and N-2 respectively.

IBM z Systems® hardware family generations concurrent with the general availability of the z15:

Full name Short name Machine type CMP machine generation as of 23 Sep 2019
IBM z15 z15 8561 N
IBM z14 z14 3906 N-1
IBM z14 ZR1 z14 ZR1 3907 N-1
IBM z13 z13 2964 N-2
IBM z13s® z13s 2965 N-2
IBM zEnterprise EC12 zEC12 2827 N-3
IBM zEnterprise BC12 zBC12 2828 N-3
IBM zEnterprise 196 z196 2817 N-4
IBM zEnterprise 114 z114 2818 N-4

Concurrent with the general availability of the z15, the zEC12 and zBC12 machines will be designated as previously eligible CMP machines.

Clients are not eligible to create a Multiplex until machines running z/OS or z/TPF (along with any associated CBU machines) that are older than generation N-2 are upgraded, or that workload is transferred to eligible machines, or the older ineligible machines are converted to no longer run z/OS nor z/TPF software. Once a client establishes a Multiplex they may keep the machines originally included in their Multiplex indefinitely, including any machines subsequently designated as previously eligible. Going forward, any machine to be added to an existing Multiplex must conform to the machine types that satisfy the generation N, N-1, and N-2 criteria at the time that machine is added.

Upon the general availability of the z15 (generation N), clients who are still using a generation N-3 machine (zEC12 or zBC12) will have a 3-month grace period to transition into CMP while including that generation N-3 machine. This means the client's first CMP invoice must happen the month following 90 days from the general availability of the z15 (23 September 2019) which means any transition into CMP for a client with a zEC12 or zBC12 machine running z/OS or z/TPF must occur no later than 1 January 2020.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM z15 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.

IBM makes no representation about the Section 508 status of third-party products included in this offering. Contact the vendor for specific, current information on the Section 508 status of these products.



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IBM z15 is built for a secure, "always on" world because customers need assurance that their data is safe, and services are always on and fulfilled instantly.

The IBM z15 is designed to help clients reduce instances of downtime, reduce the length of downtime, and mitigate the impact of downtime. IBM System Recovery Boost is a new function on IBM z15 that is available with z/OS and with z/VM® when running on general-purpose processors. It will also be available in z/TPF environments when running on general-purpose processors beginning on November 14, 2019. It can help clients recover workloads faster than on prior Z machines. System Recovery Boost expedites system shutdown processing, system IPL (Initial Program Load), middleware/workload restart and recovery, and the client workload execution that follows. It provides higher processor capacity for a limited period of time, called the "Boost period."

IBM System Recovery Boost will let you return your system to normal work faster, not just following a disaster, but after all kinds of disruptions, both planned and unplanned. It can help businesses catch up for lost time and get back to production more quickly and can recover lost business transactions faster than previously possible, reducing impacts to service level agreements (SLAs) for recovery in multisite environments. It also provides clients with the optional ability to allocate additional resources of the IBM z15 to get the system back and ready for work faster and catch up for lost time, without increasing IBM software costs.

Key to a strong security position is being able to control access to data shared with business partners and ecosystems. A new capability with z/OS helps by tightening dump protection for data that will need to be shared with others. IBM Z Data Privacy for Diagnostics allows a business to make informed decisions about sharing diagnostic data before it is sent. When sending diagnostic information to vendors, there is a risk of accidentally sharing sensitive data. This often poses a problem for organizations that must comply with the GDPR laws and/or other data privacy laws. Because of this, organizations are often forced to make a choice between serviceability or compliance when it comes to requesting help in diagnosing system problems. Now sensitive data can be tagged such that it can be identified in dumps with no impact to dump capture times. Tagged sensitive data in dumps can be secured and redacted before sending to third-party vendors.

Introduced on IBM z14 , pervasive encryption easily encrypts all data associated with an application, database, or cloud service -- whether on premises or in the cloud, at rest or in flight. IBM Z has taken the next step of the journey on the IBM z15 by extending this data protection throughout the enterprise. The goal is protection of data beyond the platform and into distributed and hybrid cloud environments.

IBM Z Data Privacy Passports is planned to be available to set up low-level data privacy protection throughout the lifecycle of the data. As a result, only the authorized application or user can view subsections of the data. This technology is intended to be implemented on the IBM z15 to enable data protection that can span hybrid and multiparty computing environments, including data stored in public cloud deployments or shared with third parties. For more information about IBM Z Data Privacy Passports V1.0 beta program, see Software Announcement 219-452, dated September 12, 2019 .

The IBM z15 provides the infrastructure to meet the demands of digital transformation in a hybrid cloud world. The z15 processor chip runs at a 5.2 GHz processor frequency and delivers 1.8 times more on-chip cache per core than the IBM z14 (z14) and a maximum of 40 TB of RAIM memory per machine. There are up to 85 logical partitions available and up to 190 configurable cores. The z15 server comes in a single model (Model T01) with processor capacity represented by feature codes.

The z15 integrates new file compression capabilities with an on-chip compression coprocessor. The IBM Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression can help reduce data storage requirements and costs, as well as increase data transfer rates to boost throughput without adversely impacting response times. The IBM Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression replaces the IBM zEDC Express® adapter on earlier Z servers. It interoperates compatibly with the zEDC compression used on previous platforms and with industry-standard compression used on other platforms. Database query processing, utility processing, analytics, and batch workloads make up a significant part of IBM Z workloads. The processor chip provides a new hardware-accelerated approach using a new coprocessor designed to reduce elapsed and CPU times for many Db2® batch workloads. (Results may vary by client based on individual workload, configuration, and software levels.)

The IBM z15 is available with one to four frames within a single system built on standardized 19-inch frames. This new design offers a data-center-friendly footprint. The 19-inch frames on the IBM z15 are available in two power and cooling options. The first is the Intelligent Power Distribution Unit (iPDU). Use of iPDU on the IBM z15 may enable fewer frames, allow for additional I/O slots, and improve power efficiency to lower overall energy costs. It offers some standardization and ease of data center installation planning. A Bulk Power Assembly (BPA) is required for clients who order an Internal Battery Feature (IBF), Water Cooling Unit (WCU), or Balanced Power .

IBM z/OS Parallel Sysplex® technology allows users across multiple systems to access the same databases concurrently, with database access controlled at the record level. Innovative multisystem data sharing technology allows linking up to 32 z/OS systems as a single, highly scalable, highly available logical computing facility. Following the model of the z14 ZR1, the z15 completes the transition from Parallel Sysplex InfiniBand coupling links to IBM Internal Coupling Adapter Short Reach (ICA SR) and Coupling Express LR (long reach) coupling interconnects. Host Channel Adapter (HCA) for InfiniBand is no longer supported. z15 also provides significantly increased physical and logical coupling connectivity compared to previous machines. z15 increases the maximum number of logical coupling CHPIDs per CPC from 256 to 384, allowing for better virtualization of the physical coupling link resources. The per-LPAR limit on the maximum number of coupling CHPIDs remains at 128. In terms of physical coupling link connectivity, IBM z15 also provides more connectivity on both a per-drawer and per-CPC basis. The maximum number of ICA SR features increases from 40 to 48 per system (and from 80 to 96 ports / physical ICA SR coupling links), while the per-drawer limit increases from 20 to 24 ports / physical ICA SR coupling links. The increase in the per-drawer coupling link connectivity may be especially interesting for clients with smaller machines coupled into larger sysplex environments. Additionally, the maximum number of internal coupling (ICP) CHPIDs per CPC, used for LPAR-to-LPAR connectivity within the machine, is increased with z15 from 32 to 64 CHPIDs.

The z15 provides a new level of Coupling Facility support, CFLEVEL 24, which provides the following Coupling Facility enhancements:

  • CFCC Fair Latch Manager provides improved work management efficiency contributing to better CF processor scaling as well as improved arbitration for internal CF serialization of resources.
  • CFCC Message Path Resiliency Enhancement provides improved resiliency of message path connectivity through new transparent recovery processing for certain types of link initialization errors that can occur as z/OS images in the Parallel Sysplex are being IPLed.
  • The CFCC dynamic dispatching option default is changed to make use of DYNDISP=THIN for CF images using shared processors. Support for Coupling Facility Thin Interrupts has been available since the IBM zEC12/zBC12 generation of server, and provides by far the most efficient and well-performing option for Coupling Facility images using shared processors. Clients who have explicitly specified other DYNDISP options should also consider changing to explicitly specify DYNDISP=THIN, on CFLEVEL 24 or higher, making use of the new default.

IBM Z has taken the next step of the secure, resilient hybrid cloud infrastructure journey with the IBM z15. The z15 delivers the platform that is powerful, integrated, and agile with the operational efficiency that maximizes your bottom line.



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Removal of the z/VM PAGING63 IPL parameter: z/VM V7.1 will be the last z/VM release to support use of the PAGING63 IPL parameter. This parameter directed the paging subsystem to perform as it had in releases prior to z/VM V6.4. It also prevented use of z/VM V6.4 and V7.1 paging subsystem improvements, which include support for High Performance FICON® , HyperPAV, encryption, and EAV.

Prepaid OOCoD tokens: Beginning with IBM z15, new prepaid OOCoD tokens purchased will not carry forward to future systems.

The conditional-SSKE facility: IBM z15 will be the last high end server to support the conditional-SSKE facility.

IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP): In the future IBM plans to introduce PTP as an external time source for IBM Z Server Time Protocol (STP) for an IBM Z Coordinated Timing Network (CTN). The initial implementation will be for PTP connectivity via the IBM Z HMC/SE. At that time there will be no change to the use of STP CTNs for time coordination, other than the potential to use a PTP-based external time source. Future implementation is planned to include full connectivity of an external PTP time source directly to the IBM Z CPC, and re-introduction of the concept of a mixed CTN, with support for traditional STP and native PTP implementations. Beyond that, the goal is to enhance the role of IBM Z machines in a PTP environment that addresses the many governmental regulations and security concerns that our clients are facing.

Operational Data Generation and Analytics: In the future IBM intends to deliver z/OS and Middleware interdependency data generation, and automated z/OS cross stack analytics to reduce skill requirements level and amount of time required to perform problem definition.

z/VSE® exploitation of System Recovery Boost: In the future, IBM intends to deliver native z/VSE exploitation of System Recovery Boost, which is expected to enable restoration of service from, and catch up after, both planned and unplanned outages faster than on any prior Z machine.

Fibre Channel Endpoint Security: In the future IBM intends to provide Fibre Channel Endpoint Security to extend pervasive encryption on IBM Z , providing additional data protection and helping to achieve compliance mandates.

Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM . Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and 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 IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM .



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Reference information

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For more information about the IBM z13, see Hardware Announcement 115-001, dated January 14, 2015 .

For more information about "Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM z Systems® platform selected products," see Withdrawal Announcement 915-025, dated February 03, 2015 .

For more information about z/OS V2.2, see Software Announcement 215-267, dated July 28, 2015 .

For more information on the IBM z13s® and IBM LinuxONE, see Hardware Announcement 116-002, dated February 16, 2016 .

For more information on the enhanced support for shipping of IBM z13® and z13s® servers, see Hardware Announcement 116-058, dated June 07, 2016 .

For more information about z/VM 6.4, see Software Announcement 216-075, dated October 25, 2016 .

For more information about z Systems Long Distance Coupling, see Hardware Announcement 117-031, dated March 14, 2017 .

For more information about " IBM z/OS Version 2 Release 3 -- Engine for digital transformation," see Software Announcement 217-246, dated July 17, 2017 .

For more information about sub-capacity pricing terms for z/VM and z/VM -based programs, see Software Announcement 217-267, dated July 17, 2017 .

For more information about the IBM z14, see Hardware Announcement 117-044, dated July 17, 2017 .

For more information about the IBM Emperor II, see Hardware Announcement 117-067, dated September 12, 2017 .

For more information about the IBM z14 Model ZR1, see Hardware Announcement 118-018, dated April 10, 2018 .

For more information about the IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II, see Hardware Announcement 118-019, dated April 10, 2018 .

For more information about " z/VM V7.1 ushers in the z/VM Continuous Delivery era," see Software Announcement 218-310, dated August 07, 2018 .

For more information about the " IBM z14 features enhance performance, encryption, and flexibility to accelerate your digital transformation," see Hardware Announcement 118-075, dated October 02, 2018 .

For more information about "Preview: IBM z/OS Version 2 Release 4," see Software Announcement 219-013, dated February 26, 2019 .

For more information about "Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z," see Software Announcement 219-014, dated May 14, 2019 .

For more information about "Preview and statement of direction: IBM z/OS hybrid cloud enablement," see Software Announcement 219-233, dated May 14, 2019 .

For more information about "IBM z/OS Version 2 Release 4 - Unleashing innovation through an agile, optimized, and resilient platform," see Software Announcement 219-344, dated July 23, 2019 .

For more information about IBM LinuxONE III, see Hardware Announcement 119-012, dated September 12, 2019 .

For more information about IBM Data Privacy Passports V1.0 beta program, see Software Announcement 219-452, dated September 12, 2019 .

For more information about IBM Wave for z/VM V1.2, see Software Announcement 219-413, dated September 12, 2019 .



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Product number

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Description Machine type Model Feature number
IBM z15 8561 T01  
HMC Table Top KMM     0148
TKE Table Top KMM     0157

Description Machine type Model Feature number
US TAA Compliance Indicator 8561 T01 0983

Description Machine type Model Feature number
IBM z15 8561 T01  
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
Exchange Pgm Machine     0012
Exchange Pgm Machine + Covers     0013
Migration Offering Machine     0014
Blue Letter Internal     0015
HW for DPM     0016
Non RSF On/Off CoD     0032
Serv Docs Optional Print     0033
OSA-ICC 3215 Enablement     0034
RFID Tag     0035
RFID Tag     0036
HMC     0062
HMC Rack Mount     0063
TKE Rack Mount     0087
TKE     0088
WWPN Persistence     0099
IBM Z HW Mgmt Appliance     0100
Linux Hosting Foundation     0103
Container Hosting Foundation     0104
2964 Air w/o TEIO & w/o HtrR     0105
2964 Air w/o TEIO & w/HtR     0106
2964 Air w/TEIO & w/o HtR     0107
2964 Air w/TEIO & w/HtR     0108
2964 Wat w/o TEIO & w/o HtrR     0109
2964 Wat w/o TEIO & w/HtR     0110
2964 Wat w/TEIO & w/o HtR     0111
2964 Wat w/TEIO & w/HtR     0112
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- CF     0121
100 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF     0122
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP     0125
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP     0126
1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP     0127
100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP     0128
HMC Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0154
TKE Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0156
ICA SR fanout     0172
PCIe fanout Gen3     0173
Fanout Airflow PCIe     0174
PCIe + Fanout     0175
ICA SR1.1     0176
Client Must Provide HMC KMM     0188
Client Must Provide TKE KMM     0190
3906 w/o TEIO & w/o HtR     0201
3906 w/TEIO & w/o HtR     0202
3906 w/o TEIO & w/HtR     0203
3906 w/TEIO & w/HtR     0204
US English     0235
France     0236
German/Austrian     0237
LA Spanish     0238
Spain     0239
Italian     0240
French Canadian     0241
Portuguese     0242
UK English     0243
Norwegian     0244
Sweden Finland     0245
Netherlands     0246
Belgian French     0247
Denmark     0248
Swiss French/German     0249
Returning MT Digit 1     0389
Returning MT Digit 2     0390
Returning MT Digit 3     0391
Returning MT Digit 4     0392
Plant of MFG Digit 1     0393
Plant of MFG Digit 2     0394
Serial Number Digit 1     0395
Serial Number Digit 2     0396
Serial Number Digit 3     0397
Serial Number Digit 4     0398
Serial Number Digit 5     0399
OSA-Express 5S GbE LX     0413
OSA-Express 5S GbE SX     0414
OSA-Express 5S 10 GbE LR     0415
OSA-Express 5S 10 GbE SR     0416
OSA-Express 5S 1000 BASE-T     0417
FICON Express 16S LX     0418
FICON Express 16S SX     0419
PCIe Interconnect® Gen4     0421
OSA-Express 6S GbE LX     0422
OSA-Express 6S GbE SX     0423
OSA-Express 6S 10 GbE LR     0424
OSA-Express 6S 10 GbE SR     0425
OSA-Express 6S 1000 BASE-T     0426
FICON Express 16S+ LX     0427
FICON Express 16S+ SX     0428
10 GbE RoCE Express2.1     0432
Coupling Express LR     0433
FICON Express16SA LX     0436
FICON Express16SA SX     0437
OSA-Express7S GbE LX     0442
OSA-Express7S GbE SX     0443
OSA-Express7S 10 GbE LR     0444
OSA-Express7S 10 GbE SR     0445
OSA-Express7S 1000BASE-T     0446
OSA-Express7S 25 GbE SR1.1     0449
25GbE RoCE Express2.1     0450
zHyperLink Express1.1     0451
Model T01     0503
200-208V 30/60A, 3 Ph PDU     0629
380-415V 32A, 3 Ph WYE PDU     0630
Ethernet Switch     0631
Bulk Power Assembly     0640
IBM Virtual Flash Memory     0643
Max34     0655
Max71     0656
Max108     0657
Max145     0658
Max190     0659
CPC PSU     0666
32GB USB Load Media     0843
4768 Crypto Adapter     0844
No Physical Media     0846
32GB USB Backup Media     0848
TKE 9.2 LIC     0881
TKE Smart Card Reader     0891
Crypto Express7S (2 port)     0898
Crypto Express7S (1 port)     0899
TKE addl smart cards     0900
UID Label for DoD     0998
STP Enablement     1021
EMEA Special Operations     1022
VFM/Flash Converted, 1to1     1121
VFM/Flash Converted, 1to2     1122
VFM/Flash Converted, 1to3     1123
512 GB Memory     1515
576 GB Memory     1516
640 GB Memory     1517
704 GB Memory     1518
768 GB Memory     1519
896 GB Memory     1520
1024 GB Memory     1521
1152 GB Memory     1522
1280 GB Memory     1523
1408 GB Memory     1524
1536 GB Memory     1525
1664 GB Memory     1526
1792 GB Memory     1527
1920 GB Memory     1528
2048 GB Memory     1529
2304 GB Memory     1530
2560 GB Memory     1531
2816 GB Memory     1532
3072 GB Memory     1533
3328 GB Memory     1534
3584 GB Memory     1535
3840 GB Memory     1536
4352 GB Memory     1537
4864 GB Memory     1538
5376 GB Memory     1539
5888 GB Memory     1540
6400 GB Memory     1541
6912 GB Memory     1542
7424 GB Memory     1543
7936 GB Memory     1544
8448 GB Memory     1545
8960 GB Memory     1546
9472 GB Memory     1547
9984 GB Memory     1548
10496GB Memory     1549
11008 GB Memory     1550
11520 GB Memory     1551
12032 GB Memory     1552
12544 GB Memory     1553
13056 GB Memory     1554
13568 GB Memory     1555
14080 GB Memory     1556
14592 GB Memory     1557
15104 GB Memory     1558
15616 GB Memory     1559
16128 GB Memory     1560
16640 GB Memory     1561
17152 GB Memory     1562
18176 GB Memory     1563
19200 GB Memory     1564
20224 GB Memory     1565
21248 GB Memory     1566
22272 GB Memory     1567
23296 GB Memory     1568
24320 GB Memory     1569
25344 GB Memory     1570
26368 GB Memory     1571
27392 GB Memory     1572
28416 GB Memory     1573
29440 GB Memory     1574
30464 GB Memory     1575
31488 GB Memory     1576
32512 GB Memory     1577
34560 GB Memory     1578
36608 GB Memory     1579
38656 GB Memory     1580
40704 GB Memory     1581
32 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1642
64 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1643
128 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1644
256 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1645
512 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1631
LICCC Ship Via Net Ind     1750
CP4     1941
CP5     1942
CP6     1943
CP7     1944
IFL     1945
ICF     1946
zIIP     1947
Unassigned IFL     1948
SAP (optional)     1949
32GB Flex Memory     1951
64GB Flex Memory     1952
256GB Flex Memory     1953
64GB VFM Flex Memory     1954
32GB Memory Cap Incr     1984
64GB Memory Cap Incr     1985
256GB Memory Cap Incr     1986
32GB FTR Converted Mem     1987
64GB FTR Converted Mem     1988
256GB FTR Converted Mem     1989
CPC1 Reserve     2271
CPC2 Reserve     2272
Balanced Power Plan Ahead     3003
BPR Pair     3016
Lift Tool Kit     3100
Extension Ladder     3101
Internal Battery IBF     3217
Fill and Drain Kit     3393
MSS Sales Flag A     3668
CPACF Enablement     3863
PCIe+ I/O Drawer     4021
B Frame     4031
A Frame Radiator     4033
A Frame Water     4034
B Frame Radiator     4035
B Frame Water     4036
Z Frame     4037
C Frame     4038
Zero-Way Processor CP4     4188
1-Way Processor CP4     4189
2-Way Processor CP4     4190
3-Way Processor CP4     4191
4-Way Processor CP4     4192
5-Way Processor CP4     4193
6-Way Processor CP4     4194
7-Way Processor CP4     4195
8-Way Processor CP4     4196
9-Way Processor CP4     4197
10-Way Processor CP4     4198
11-Way Processor CP4     4199
12-Way Processor CP4     4200
13-Way Processor CP4     4201
14-Way Processor CP4     4202
15-Way Processor CP4     4203
16-Way Processor CP4     4204
17-Way Processor CP4     4205
18-Way Processor CP4     4206
19-Way Processor CP4     4207
20-Way Processor CP4     4208
21-Way Processor CP4     4209
22-Way Processor CP4     4210
23-Way Processor CP4     4211
24-Way Processor CP4     4212
25-Way Processor CP4     4213
26-Way Processor CP4     4214
27-Way Processor CP4     4215
28-Way Processor CP4     4216
29-Way Processor CP4     4217
30-Way Processor CP4     4218
31-Way Processor CP4     4219
32-Way Processor CP4     4220
33-Way Processor CP4     4221
34-Way Processor CP4     4222
1-Way Processor CP5     4223
2-Way Processor CP5     4224
3-Way Processor CP5     4225
4-Way Processor CP5     4226
5-Way Processor CP5     4227
6-Way Processor CP5     4228
7-Way Processor CP5     4229
8-Way Processor CP5     4230
9-Way Processor CP5     4231
10-Way Processor CP5     4232
11-Way Processor CP5     4233
12-Way Processor CP5     4234
13-Way Processor CP5     4235
14-Way Processor CP5     4236
15-Way Processor CP5     4237
16-Way Processor CP5     4238
17-Way Processor CP5     4239
18-Way Processor CP5     4240
19-Way Processor CP5     4241
20-Way Processor CP5     4242
21-Way Processor CP5     4243
22-Way Processor CP5     4244
23-Way Processor CP5     4245
24-Way Processor CP5     4246
25-Way Processor CP5     4247
26-Way Processor CP5     4248
27-Way Processor CP5     4249
28-Way Processor CP5     4250
29-Way Processor CP5     4251
30-Way Processor CP5     4252
31-Way Processor CP5     4253
32-Way Processor CP5     4254
33-Way Processor CP5     4255
34-Way Processor CP5     4256
1-Way Processor CP6     4257
2-Way Processor CP6     4258
3-Way Processor CP6     4259
4-Way Processor CP6     4260
5-Way Processor CP6     4261
6-Way Processor CP6     4262
7-Way Processor CP6     4263
8-Way Processor CP6     4264
9-Way Processor CP6     4265
10-Way Processor CP6     4266
11-Way Processor CP6     4267
12-Way Processor CP6     4268
13-Way Processor CP6     4269
14-Way Processor CP6     4270
15-Way Processor CP6     4271
16-Way Processor CP6     4272
17-Way Processor CP6     4273
18-Way Processor CP6     4274
19-Way Processor CP6     4275
20-Way Processor CP6     4276
21-Way Processor CP6     4277
22-Way Processor CP6     4278
23-Way Processor CP6     4279
24-Way Processor CP6     4280
25-Way Processor CP6     4281
26-Way Processor CP6     4282
27-Way Processor CP6     4283
28-Way Processor CP6     4284
29-Way Processor CP6     4285
30-Way Processor CP6     4286
31-Way Processor CP6     4287
32-Way Processor CP6     4288
33-Way Processor CP6     4289
34-Way Processor CP6     4290
1-Way Processor CP7     4291
2-Way Processor CP7     4292
3-Way Processor CP7     4293
4-Way Processor CP7     4294
5-Way Processor CP7     4295
6-Way Processor CP7     4296
7-Way Processor CP7     4297
8-Way Processor CP7     4298
9-Way Processor CP7     4299
10-Way Processor CP7     4300
11-Way Processor CP7     4301
12-Way Processor CP7     4302
13-Way Processor CP7     4303
14-Way Processor CP7     4304
15-Way Processor CP7     4305
16-Way Processor CP7     4306
17-Way Processor CP7     4307
18-Way Processor CP7     4308
19-Way Processor CP7     4309
20-Way Processor CP7     4310
21-Way Processor CP7     4311
22-Way Processor CP7     4312
23-Way Processor CP7     4313
24-Way Processor CP7     4314
25-Way Processor CP7     4315
26-Way Processor CP7     4316
27-Way Processor CP7     4317
28-Way Processor CP7     4318
29-Way Processor CP7     4319
30-Way Processor CP7     4320
31-Way Processor CP7     4321
32-Way Processor CP7     4322
33-Way Processor CP7     4323
34-Way Processor CP7     4324
35-Way Processor CP7     4325
36-Way Processor CP7     4326
37-Way Processor CP7     4327
38-Way Processor CP7     4328
39-Way Processor CP7     4329
40-Way Processor CP7     4330
41-Way Processor CP7     4331
42-Way Processor CP7     4332
43-Way Processor CP7     4333
44-Way Processor CP7     4334
45-Way Processor CP7     4335
46-Way Processor CP7     4336
47-Way Processor CP7     4337
48-Way Processor CP7     4338
49-Way Processor CP7     4339
50-Way Processor CP7     4340
51-Way Processor CP7     4341
52-Way Processor CP7     4342
53-Way Processor CP7     4343
54-Way Processor CP7     4344
55-Way Processor CP7     4345
56-Way Processor CP7     4346
57-Way Processor CP7     4347
58-Way Processor CP7     4348
59-Way Processor CP7     4349
60-Way Processor CP7     4350
61-Way Processor CP7     4351
62-Way Processor CP7     4352
63-Way Processor CP7     4353
64-Way Processor CP7     4354
65-Way Processor CP7     4355
66-Way Processor CP7     4356
67-Way Processor CP7     4357
68-Way Processor CP7     4358
69-Way Processor CP7     4359
70-Way Processor CP7     4360
71-Way Processor CP7     4361
72-Way Processor CP7     4362
73-Way Processor CP7     4363
74-Way Processor CP7     4364
75-Way Processor CP7     4365
76-Way Processor CP7     4366
77-Way Processor CP7     4367
78-Way Processor CP7     4368
79-Way Processor CP7     4369
80-Way Processor CP7     4370
81-Way Processor CP7     4371
82-Way Processor CP7     4372
83-Way Processor CP7     4373
84-Way Processor CP7     4374
85-Way Processor CP7     4375
86-Way Processor CP7     4376
87-Way Processor CP7     4377
88-Way Processor CP7     4378
89-Way Processor CP7     4379
90-Way Processor CP7     4380
91-Way Processor CP7     4381
92-Way Processor CP7     4382
93-Way Processor CP7     4383
94-Way Processor CP7     4384
95-Way Processor CP7     4385
96-Way Processor CP7     4386
97-Way Processor CP7     4387
98-Way Processor CP7     4388
99-Way Processor CP7     4389
100-Way Processor CP7     4390
101-Way Processor CP7     4391
102-Way Processor CP7     4392
103-Way Processor CP7     4393
104-Way Processor CP7     4394
105-Way Processor CP7     4395
106-Way Processor CP7     4396
107-Way Processor CP7     4397
108-Way Processor CP7     4398
109-Way Processor CP7     4399
110-Way Processor CP7     4400
111-Way Processor CP7     4401
112-Way Processor CP7     4402
113-Way Processor CP7     4403
114-Way Processor CP7     4404
115-Way Processor CP7     4405
116-Way Processor CP7     4406
117-Way Processor CP7     4407
118-Way Processor CP7     4408
119-Way Processor CP7     4409
120-Way Processor CP7     4410
121-Way Processor CP7     4411
122-Way Processor CP7     4412
123-Way Processor CP7     4413
124-Way Processor CP7     4414
125-Way Processor CP7     4415
126-Way Processor CP7     4416
127-Way Processor CP7     4417
128-Way Processor CP7     4418
129-Way Processor CP7     4419
130-Way Processor CP7     4420
131-Way Processor CP7     4421
132-Way Processor CP7     4422
133-Way Processor CP7     4423
134-Way Processor CP7     4424
135-Way Processor CP7     4425
136-Way Processor CP7     4426
137-Way Processor CP7     4427
138-Way Processor CP7     4428
139-Way Processor CP7     4429
140-Way Processor CP7     4430
141-Way Processor CP7     4431
142-Way Processor CP7     4432
143-Way Processor CP7     4433
144-Way Processor CP7     4434
145-Way Processor CP7     4435
146-Way Processor CP7     4436
147-Way Processor CP7     4437
148-Way Processor CP7     4438
149-Way Processor CP7     4439
150-Way Processor CP7     4440
151-Way Processor CP7     4441
152-Way Processor CP7     4442
153-Way Processor CP7     4443
154-Way Processor CP7     4444
155-Way Processor CP7     4445
156-Way Processor CP7     4446
157-Way Processor CP7     4447
158-Way Processor CP7     4448
159-Way Processor CP7     4449
160-Way Processor CP7     4450
161-Way Processor CP7     4451
162-Way Processor CP7     4452
163-Way Processor CP7     4453
164-Way Processor CP7     4454
165-Way Processor CP7     4455
166-Way Processor CP7     4456
167-Way Processor CP7     4457
168-Way Processor CP7     4458
169-Way Processor CP7     4459
170-Way Processor CP7     4460
171-Way Processor CP7     4461
172-Way Processor CP7     4462
173-Way Processor CP7     4463
174-Way Processor CP7     4464
175-Way Processor CP7     4465
176-Way Processor CP7     4466
177-Way Processor CP7     4467
178-Way Processor CP7     4468
179-Way Processor CP7     4469
180-Way Processor CP7     4470
181-Way Processor CP7     4471
182-Way Processor CP7     4472
183-Way Processor CP7     4473
184-Way Processor CP7     4474
185-Way Processor CP7     4475
186-Way Processor CP7     4476
187-Way Processor CP7     4477
188-Way Processor CP7     4478
189-Way Processor CP7     4479
190-Way Processor CP7     4480
400 Capacity Marker     4481
401 Capacity Marker     4482
402 Capacity Marker     4483
403 Capacity Marker     4484
404 Capacity Marker     4485
405 Capacity Marker     4486
406 Capacity Marker     4487
407 Capacity Marker     4488
408 Capacity Marker     4489
409 Capacity Marker     4490
410 Capacity Marker     4491
411 Capacity Marker     4492
412 Capacity Marker     4493
413 Capacity Marker     4494
414 Capacity Marker     4495
415 Capacity Marker     4496
416 Capacity Marker     4497
417 Capacity Marker     4498
418 Capacity Marker     4499
419 Capacity Marker     4500
420 Capacity Marker     4501
421 Capacity Marker     4502
422 Capacity Marker     4503
423 Capacity Marker     4504
424 Capacity Marker     4505
425 Capacity Marker     4506
426 Capacity Marker     4507
427 Capacity Marker     4508
428 Capacity Marker     4509
429 Capacity Marker     4510
430 Capacity Marker     4511
431 Capacity Marker     4512
432 Capacity Marker     4513
433 Capacity Marker     4514
434 Capacity Marker     4515
501 Capacity Marker     4516
502 Capacity Marker     4517
503 Capacity Marker     4518
504 Capacity Marker     4519
505 Capacity Marker     4520
506 Capacity Marker     4521
507 Capacity Marker     4522
508 Capacity Marker     4523
509 Capacity Marker     4524
510 Capacity Marker     4525
511 Capacity Marker     4526
512 Capacity Marker     4527
513 Capacity Marker     4528
514 Capacity Marker     4529
515 Capacity Marker     4530
516 Capacity Marker     4531
517 Capacity Marker     4532
518 Capacity Marker     4533
519 Capacity Marker     4534
520 Capacity Marker     4535
521 Capacity Marker     4536
522 Capacity Marker     4537
523 Capacity Marker     4538
524 Capacity Marker     4539
525 Capacity Marker     4540
526 Capacity Marker     4541
527 Capacity Marker     4542
528 Capacity Marker     4543
529 Capacity Marker     4544
530 Capacity Marker     4545
531 Capacity Marker     4546
532 Capacity Marker     4547
533 Capacity Marker     4548
534 Capacity Marker     4549
601 Capacity Marker     4550
602 Capacity Marker     4551
603 Capacity Marker     4552
604 Capacity Marker     4553
605 Capacity Marker     4554
606 Capacity Marker     4555
607 Capacity Marker     4556
608 Capacity Marker     4557
609 Capacity Marker     4558
610 Capacity Marker     4559
611 Capacity Marker     4560
612 Capacity Marker     4561
613 Capacity Marker     4562
614 Capacity Marker     4563
615 Capacity Marker     4564
616 Capacity Marker     4565
617 Capacity Marker     4566
618 Capacity Marker     4567
619 Capacity Marker     4568
620 Capacity Marker     4569
621 Capacity Marker     4570
622 Capacity Marker     4571
623 Capacity Marker     4572
624 Capacity Marker     4573
625 Capacity Marker     4574
626 Capacity Marker     4575
627 Capacity Marker     4576
628 Capacity Marker     4577
629 Capacity Marker     4578
630 Capacity Marker     4579
631 Capacity Marker     4580
632 Capacity Marker     4581
633 Capacity Marker     4582
634 Capacity Marker     4583
701 Capacity Marker     4584
702 Capacity Marker     4585
703 Capacity Marker     4586
704 Capacity Marker     4587
705 Capacity Marker     4588
706 Capacity Marker     4589
707 Capacity Marker     4590
708 Capacity Marker     4591
709 Capacity Marker     4592
710 Capacity Marker     4593
711 Capacity Marker     4594
712 Capacity Marker     4595
713 Capacity Marker     4596
714 Capacity Marker     4597
715 Capacity Marker     4598
716 Capacity Marker     4599
717 Capacity Marker     4600
718 Capacity Marker     4601
719 Capacity Marker     4602
720 Capacity Marker     4603
721 Capacity Marker     4604
722 Capacity Marker     4605
723 Capacity Marker     4606
724 Capacity Marker     4607
725 Capacity Marker     4608
726 Capacity Marker     4609
727 Capacity Marker     4610
728 Capacity Marker     4611
729 Capacity Marker     4612
730 Capacity Marker     4613
731 Capacity Marker     4614
732 Capacity Marker     4615
733 Capacity Marker     4616
734 Capacity Marker     4617
735 Capacity Marker     4618
736 Capacity Marker     4619
737 Capacity Marker     4620
738 Capacity Marker     4621
739 Capacity Marker     4622
740 Capacity Marker     4623
741 Capacity Marker     4624
742 Capacity Marker     4625
743 Capacity Marker     4626
744 Capacity Marker     4627
745 Capacity Marker     4628
746 Capacity Marker     4629
747 Capacity Marker     4630
748 Capacity Marker     4631
749 Capacity Marker     4632
750 Capacity Marker     4633
751 Capacity Marker     4634
752 Capacity Marker     4635
753 Capacity Marker     4636
754 Capacity Marker     4637
755 Capacity Marker     4638
756 Capacity Marker     4639
757 Capacity Marker     4640
758 Capacity Marker     4641
759 Capacity Marker     4642
760 Capacity Marker     4643
761 Capacity Marker     4644
762 Capacity Marker     4645
763 Capacity Marker     4646
764 Capacity Marker     4647
765 Capacity Marker     4648
766 Capacity Marker     4649
767 Capacity Marker     4650
768 Capacity Marker     4651
769 Capacity Marker     4652
770 Capacity Marker     4653
771 Capacity Marker     4654
772 Capacity Marker     4655
773 Capacity Marker     4656
774 Capacity Marker     4657
775 Capacity Marker     4658
776 Capacity Marker     4659
777 Capacity Marker     4660
778 Capacity Marker     4661
779 Capacity Marker     4662
780 Capacity Marker     4663
781 Capacity Marker     4664
782 Capacity Marker     4665
783 Capacity Marker     4666
784 Capacity Marker     4667
785 Capacity Marker     4668
786 Capacity Marker     4669
787 Capacity Marker     4670
788 Capacity Marker     4671
789 Capacity Marker     4672
790 Capacity Marker     4673
791 Capacity Marker     4674
792 Capacity Marker     4675
793 Capacity Marker     4676
794 Capacity Marker     4677
795 Capacity Marker     4678
796 Capacity Marker     4679
797 Capacity Marker     4680
798 Capacity Marker     4681
799 Capacity Marker     4682
7A0 Capacity Marker     4683
7A1 Capacity Marker     4684
7A2 Capacity Marker     4685
7A3 Capacity Marker     4686
7A4 Capacity Marker     4687
7A5 Capacity Marker     4688
7A6 Capacity Marker     4689
7A7 Capacity Marker     4690
7A8 Capacity Marker     4691
7A9 Capacity Marker     4692
7B0 Capacity Marker     4693
7B1 Capacity Marker     4694
7B2 Capacity Marker     4695
7B3 Capacity Marker     4696
7B4 Capacity Marker     4697
7B5 Capacity Marker     4698
7B6 Capacity Marker     4699
7B7 Capacity Marker     4700
7B8 Capacity Marker     4701
7B9 Capacity Marker     4702
7C0 Capacity Marker     4703
7C1 Capacity Marker     4704
7C2 Capacity Marker     4705
7C3 Capacity Marker     4706
7C4 Capacity Marker     4707
7C5 Capacity Marker     4708
7C6 Capacity Marker     4709
7C7 Capacity Marker     4710
7C8 Capacity Marker     4711
7C9 Capacity Marker     4712
7D0 Capacity Marker     4713
7D1 Capacity Marker     4714
7D2 Capacity Marker     4715
7D3 Capacity Marker     4716
7D4 Capacity Marker     4717
7D5 Capacity Marker     4718
7D6 Capacity Marker     4719
7D7 Capacity Marker     4720
7D8 Capacity Marker     4721
7D9 Capacity Marker     4722
7E0 Capacity Marker     4723
7E1 Capacity Marker     4724
7E2 Capacity Marker     4725
7E3 Capacity Marker     4726
7E4 Capacity Marker     4727
7E5 Capacity Marker     4728
7E6 Capacity Marker     4729
7E7 Capacity Marker     4730
7E8 Capacity Marker     4731
7E9 Capacity Marker     4732
7F0 Capacity Marker     4733
7F1 Capacity Marker     4734
7F2 Capacity Marker     4735
7F3 Capacity Marker     4736
7F4 Capacity Marker     4737
7F5 Capacity Marker     4738
7F6 Capacity Marker     4739
7F7 Capacity Marker     4740
7F8 Capacity Marker     4741
7F9 Capacity Marker     4742
7G0 Capacity Marker     4743
7G1 Capacity Marker     4744
7G2 Capacity Marker     4745
7G3 Capacity Marker     4746
7G4 Capacity Marker     4747
7G5 Capacity Marker     4748
7G6 Capacity Marker     4749
7G7 Capacity Marker     4750
7G8 Capacity Marker     4751
7G9 Capacity Marker     4752
7H0 Capacity Marker     4753
7H1 Capacity Marker     4754
7H2 Capacity Marker     4755
7H3 Capacity Marker     4756
7H4 Capacity Marker     4757
7H5 Capacity Marker     4758
7H6 Capacity Marker     4759
7H7 Capacity Marker     4760
7H8 Capacity Marker     4761
7H9 Capacity Marker     4762
7i0 Capacity Marker     4763
7i1 Capacity Marker     4764
7i2 Capacity Marker     4765
7i3 Capacity Marker     4766
7i4 Capacity Marker     4767
7i5 Capacity Marker     4768
7i6 Capacity Marker     4769
7i7 Capacity Marker     4770
7i8 Capacity Marker     4771
7i9 Capacity Marker     4772
7J0 Capacity Marker     4773
SRB Upgrade Record     6802
PRC Tokens     6803
PRC Tokens Alteration     6804
Additional CBU Test     6805
PRC 1 MSU day     6806
PRC 100 MSU days     6807
PRC 10000 MSU days     6808
PRC 1 IFL day     6809
PRC 100 IFL days     6810
PRC 1 ICF day     6811
PRC 100 ICF days     6812
PRC 1 zIIP day     6813
PRC 100 zIIP days     6814
PRC 1 SAP day     6815
PRC 100 SAP days     6816
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 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
14Ft Water Hose     7801
Top Exit Cabling     7917
Bottom Exit Cabling     7919
Top Exit Cabling w/o Tophat     7928
30A/400V 3Ph Wye w/Hubbell     7946
32A/380-415V 3Ph Wye     7947
32A/380-415V 3Ph Wye LSZH     7948
60A/250V 3Ph w/Hubbell     7950
60A/250V 3Ph w/Cut End     7951
60A/250V w/Hubbell     7954
60A/250V w/Cut End     7955
30A/400V Hubbell     7956
32A/380-415V Cut End     7957
32A/380-415V Cut End LSZH     7958
30A/480V Hubbell     7959
FQC Bracket & Mounting Hdw     7960
LC Duplex 6.6 ft Harness     7961
60A/250V 3P w/Cut End LSZH     7962
60A/250V w/Cut End LSZH     7965
Non Raised Floor Support     7998
19in Earthquake Kit, RF     8010
19in Earthquake Kit, NRF     8011
Multi Order Ship Flag     9000
Multi Order Rec Only Flag NB     9001
Multi Order Rec Only Flag MES     9002
RPO Action Flag     9003
Downgraded PUs Per Request     9004
On Off CoD Act 100 IFL Days     9874
On Off CoD Act 100 ICF Days     9875
On Off CoD Act 100 CP Days     9876
On Off CoD Act 100 zIIP Days     9877
On Off CoD Act 100 SAP Days     9878
On Off CoD Act IFL Days     9888
On Off CoD Act ICF Days     9889
On Off COD authorization     9896
On Off CoD Act Cap CP Days     9897
Perm upgr authorization     9898
CIU Activation (Flag)     9899
On-Line CoD Buying (Flag)     9900
PRC Tokens Authorization     9904
On Off CoD Act zIIP Days     9908
On Off CoD Act SAP Days     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 SAP day     9928
100 SAP days     9929
SRB Upgrade Authorization     9930
Height Reduce Ship     9975
Height Reduce for Return     9976

Description Machine type Model Feature number
IBM z14 3906 M01  
    M02  
    M03  
    M04  
    M05  
IBM z14 ZR1 3907 ZR1  
PRC Tokens Authorization     9904
PRC Tokens     6803
PRC Tokens Alteration     6804
PRC 1 MSU day     6806
PRC 100 MSU days     6807
PRC 10000 MSU days     6808
PRC 1 IFL day     6809
PRC 100 IFL days     6810
PRC 1 ICF day     6811
PRC 100 ICF days     6812
PRC 1 zIIP day     6813
PRC 100 zIIP days     6814
PRC 1 SAP day     6815
PRC 100 SAP days     6816
HMC Tower     0062
HMC Rack Mount     0063
TKE Rack Mount     0087
TKE Rack Mount     0088
TKE 9.2 LIC     0881

Description Machine type Model Feature number
IBM z14 3906 M01  
    M02  
    M03  
    M04  
    M05  
IBM z14 ZR1 3907 ZR1  
US TAA Compliance Indicator     0983

Description Machine type Model Feature number
Site prep/install support 2819 IBF  
Single Internal Battery Unit     3211
BTA Water Single Container 2819 BTA 9850

Features that may carry forward:

The following features may be retained if they are installed at the time of an upgrade to the IBM z15.

Description Machine type Model Feature number
IBM z15 8561 T01  
TKE Rack Mount w/4768     0080
TKE w/4768     0081
HMC     0082
HMC Rack Mount     0083
TKE Rack Mount     0085
TKE     0086
HMC Tower     0095
HMC Rack Mount     0096
HMC Rack KMM     0154
TKE Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0156
ICA SR fanout     0172
Fanout Airflow PCIe     0174
FICON Express8S LX     0409
FICON Express8S SX     0410
10 GbE RoCE Express     0411
10 GbE RoCE Express2     0412
OSA-Express5S GbE LX     0413
OSA-Express5S GbE SX     0414
OSA-Express5S 10 GbE LR     0415
OSA-Express5S 10 GbE SR     0416
OSA-Express5S 1000BASE-T     0417
FICON Express16S LX     0418
FICON Express16S SX     0419
OSA-Express6S GbE LX     0422
OSA-Express6S GbE SX     0423
OSA-Express6S 10 GbE LR     0424
OSA-Express6S 10 GbE SR     0425
OSA-Express6S 1000BASE-T     0426
FICON Express16S+ LX     0427
FICON Express16S+ SX     0428
OSA-Express7S 25 GbE SR     0429
25GbE RoCE Express2     0430
zHyperLink Express     0431
Coupling Express LR     0433
Addl smart cards     0884
TKE Smart Card Reader     0885
Crypto Express5S     0890
TKE Smart Card Reader     0891
NXP Smart Card w/FIPS     0892
Crypto Express6S     0893
512 GB MEM DIMM(5/FEAT)     1631

Model conversions

From machine type From model To machine type To model Note
2964 N30 8561 T01 (*)
2964 N63 8561 T01 (*)
2964 N96 8561 T01 (*)
2964 NC9 8561 T01 (*)
2964 NE1 8561 T01 (*)
3906 M01 8561 T01 (*)
3906 M02 8561 T01 (*)
3906 M03 8561 T01 (*)
3906 M04 8561 T01 (*)
3906 M05 8561 T01 (*)

(*) Parts removed as a result of a model conversion become the property of IBM .

Feature conversions

The feature conversion list for IBM z15 Model T01 is now available in the Library section of Resource Link® . This list can be obtained at Resource Link .

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



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Business Partner information

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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 IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 119-027


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Publications

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

Title Order number
IBM 8561 Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP) GC28-7002
IBM 8561 Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP) -- Russian version GC28-7004
PR/SM Planning Guide SB10-7175
IOCP User's Guide for ICP IOCP SB10-7172
Planning for Fiber Optic Links ( FICON /FCP, Coupling Links, OSA, and zHyperLink Express ) GA23-1408

The following publications are shipped with the product and will be available at planned availability in the "Library" section of Resource Link :

Title Order number
IBM 8561 Installation Manual GC28-6997
IBM 8561 Service Guide GC28-6998
IBM 8561 Safety Inspection GC28-6996
Service Guide for TKE Workstations (Version 7.0) GC28-6980
Systems Safety Notices G229-9054
IBM Important Notices G229-9056
IBM Z Statement of Limited Warranty GC28-6979
License Agreement for Machine Code SC28-6872
License Agreement for Machine Code Addendum for Cryptography GC27-2635
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
IBM 8561 Parts Catalog GC28-7003
Service Guide for 2461 Hardware Management Console GC28-6990
Service Guide for 2461 Support Element GC28-6991
SNMP Application Programming Interfaces SB10-7171
Capacity on Demand User's Guide SC28-6985
CHPID Mapping Tool User's Guide GC28-6984
Hardware Management Console Web Services API (V2.15.0) SC27-2638
IBM Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM) Guide SB10-7176
Secure Service Container User's Guide SC28-7005
Stand-Alone IOCP User's Guide SB10-7173
FICON CTC Reference SB10-7174
Maintenance Information for Fiber Optics ( FICON /FCP, Coupling Links, OSA, and zHyperLink Express ) SY27-7696
Integrating the HMC's Broadband RSF into your Enterprise SC28-6986
Hardware Management Console Security SC28-6987
SCSI IPL -- Machine Loader Messages SC28-7006
OSA- Express Customer's Guide and Reference SA22-7935
OSA/SF on the Hardware Management Console SC14-7580
OSA Integrated Console Controller User's Guide SC27-9003

Resource Link : Publications for IBM Z can be obtained at the Resource Link website.

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

HMC and SE console documentation

At planned availability, the Hardware Management Console (HMC) and Support Element (SE) console documentation (Version 2.15.0) will be available from IBM Resource Link and the consoles.

You can also find HMC videos at the IBM Z Hardware Management Console Videos website.

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

The following Redbooks® publications are available now. To order, contact your IBM representative.

Title Order number
IBM z15 Technical Introduction SG24-8850-00
IBM z15 Technical Guide SG24-8851-00
IBM z15 Configuration Setup SG24-8860-00
IBM z15 Connectivity Handbook SG24-5444-20
IBM Z Functional Matrix REDP-5157-04

To download these Redbooks publications, go to the IBM Z Redbooks website.

For other IBM Redbooks publications, go to the main IBM Redbooks website.

IBM Knowledge Center provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access. See IBM Knowledge Center .

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.



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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

IBM Systems Lab Services offers a wide array of services available for your enterprise. It brings expertise on the latest technologies from the IBM development community and can help with your most difficult technical challenges.

IBM Systems Lab Services exists to help you successfully implement emerging technologies so as to accelerate your return on investment and improve your satisfaction with your IBM systems and solutions. Services examples include initial implementation, integration, migration, and skills transfer on IBM systems solution capabilities and recommended practices. IBM Systems Lab Services is one of the service organizations of IBM 's world-renowned IBM Systems Group development labs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Lab Services website.

Global Technology Services

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

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an on-demand business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non- IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Global Technology Services® website.

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Resiliency Services website.

Details on education offerings related to specific products can be found on the IBM authorized training website.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

The physical specifications for IBM z15 Model T01 are now available in the "Library" section of Resource Link in the Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP).

This information can be obtained at Resource Link .

Using the instructions on the Resource Link panels, obtain a user ID and password.

Resource Link has been designed for easy access and navigation.

Operating environment

The operating environment information for IBM z15 Model T01 is now available in the "Library" section of Resource Link in the Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP).

This information can be obtained at Resource Link .

Using the instructions on the Resource Link panels, obtain a user ID and password.

Resource Link has been designed for easy access and navigation.

Hardware requirements

The hardware requirements for the IBM Z servers, features, and functions are identified. A new driver level is required.

HMC (V2.15.0) plus MCLs and the Support Element (V2.15.0) are planned to be available on September 23, 2019. You should review the PSP buckets for minimum Machine Change Levels (MCLs) and software PTF levels before IPLing operating systems.

The new functions available on the Hardware Management Console (HMC) version 2.15.0, as described, apply exclusively to IBM z15. However, the HMC version 2.15.0 will also support the systems listed in the table below.

Machine family Machine type Firmware driver SE version
z14 3906 36 2.14.1
z14 3906 32 2.14.0
z14 ZR1 3907 36 2.14.1
z14 ZR1 3907 32 2.14.0
z13 2964 27 2.13.1
z13s 2965 27 2.13.1

Software requirements

IBM z15 requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.*
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.*
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs (compatibility, including Crypto Express7S and OSA-Express7S support).
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.
    • The support statements for z15 also cover the KVM hypervisor on distribution levels that have KVM support.

    For minimum required and recommended distribution levels see the IBM Z website.

    Note: The IBM product "KVM for IBM Z " is out of service and no longer available from IBM . KVM technology is now provided as part of the distributions.

* IBM z/OS V2.3 or higher with IBM z15 will require a minimum of 8 GB of memory. When running as a z/VM guest or on an IBM System z® Personal Development Tool, a minimum of 2 GB will be required for z/OS V2.3. If the minimum is not met, a warning WTOR will be issued at IPL. Continuing with less than the minimum memory could impact availability. A migration health check was introduced for z/OS V2.2 and z/OS V2.1 with PTFs to warn you when an LPAR on an IBM z15 system has been configured with less than 8 GB.

The following software requirements are listed for features and capabilities supported on IBM z15:

FICON Express16SA (CHPID type FC) when utilizing FICON or Channel-To-Channel (CTC), requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V7.1.
  • z/VM V6.4.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs (compatibility, including Crypto Express7S and OSA-Express7S support).
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

FICON Express16SA (CHPID type FC) for support of zHPF single track operations requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V7.1.
  • z/VM V6.4.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs (compatibility, including Crypto Express7S and OSA-Express7S support).
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

    Note: For minimum required and recommended distribution levels see the IBM Z website.

FICON Express16SA (CHPID type FC) for support of zHPF multitrack operations requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V7.1.
  • z/VM V6.4.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V.1 with PTFs (compatibility, including Crypto Express7S and OSA-Express7S support).
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

FICON Express16SA (CHPID type FCP) for support of SCSI devices requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.1.
  • z/VM V6.4.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

FICON Express16SA (CHPID type FCP) support of hardware data router requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.1 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

T10-DIF support by the FICON Express16SA features when defined as CHPID type FCP requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.1 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

OSA-Express7SGbE LX (#0442) and GbE SX (#0443) require at a minimum:

CHPID type OSC:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

CHPID type OSD:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

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

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

OSA-Express7S10GbE LR (#0444) and 10 GbE SR (#0445) require at a minimum:

CHPID type OSD:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

OSA-Express7S 25GbE SR (#0449) requires at a minimum:

CHPID type OSD:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

OSA-Express7S1000BASE-T Ethernet (#0446) requires at a minimum:

CHPID type OSC supporting TN3270E and non-SNA DFT:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of two ports per CHPID:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

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

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

Checksum offload for IPv6 packets (CHPID type OSD):

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V7.1 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service.

Checksum offload for LPAR-to-LPAR traffic for IPv4 and IPv6 packets (CHPID type OSD):

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V7.1 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service.

Large Send for IPv6 packets (CHPID type OSD):

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V7.1 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service.

CHPID type OSE supporting 4 or 2 ports per feature:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required).
  • z/VM V7.1 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.

Crypto Express7S (2 port) (#0898) Toleration, which treats Crypto Express7S cryptographic coprocessors and accelerators as Crypto Express6 coprocessors and accelerators, requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

Crypto Express7S (1 port)(#0899) Toleration, requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

Crypto Express7S (1 port) (#0899) support of VISA Format Preserving Encryption requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2 with the Enhanced Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 (HCR77B0) web deliverable installed.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

Crypto Express7S (1 port) (#0899) Exploitation requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 -- z/OS V2.4 (HCR77D1).
  • z/OS V2.3 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 -- z/OS V2.4 (HCR77D1).
  • z/OS V2.2 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 -- z/OS V2.4 (HCR77D1).
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation and exploitation within the z/VM TLS/SSL server.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation and exploitation within the z/VM TLS/SSL server.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with support for Crypto Express7S.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to provide support in future distribution releases.

Crypto Express7S (1 port) (#0899) support of PCI-HSM compliance requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 -- z/OS V2.4 (HCR77D1).
  • z/OS V2.3 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 -- z/OS V2.4 (HCR77D1).
  • z/OS V2.2 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 -- z/OS V2.4 (HCR77D1).
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

10 GbE RoCE Express2 (#0432) for Shared Memory Communications - Remote Direct Memory Access (SMC-R) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS with service.

10 GbE RoCE Express2 (#0432) for Ethernet communications (which does not require a peer OSA) including Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service.

10 GbE RoCE Express2 (#0432) for TCP/IP requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service and SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service and Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

25 GbE RoCE Express2 (#0450) for Shared Memory Communications - Remote Direct Memory Access (SMC-R) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS with service.

25 GbERoCE Express2 (#0450) for Ethernet communications (which does not require a peer OSA) including Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service.

25 GbE RoCE Express2 (#0450) for TCP/IP requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service and SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service and Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

IBM Integrated Coupling Adapter Fanout (ICA SR1.1) (#0176) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V7.1 to define, modify, and delete CHPID type CS5 when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.
  • z/VM V6.4 to define, modify, and delete CHPID type CS5 when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.

Support for 384 Coupling CHPIDs, 96 physical ICA SR coupling links, and 64 ICP internal coupling channels requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.

Support for CFLEVEL 24 coupling facility enhancements requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.

Coupling Express LR (#0433) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs to define, modify, and delete CL5 CHPID types when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs to define, modify, and delete CL5 CHPID types when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.

zHyperLink Express1.1 (#0451)Reads support requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.

zHyperLink Express1.1 (#0451) Writes support requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.

IBM Virtual Flash Memory (VFM) (#0604) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1.

XL C/C++ support of ARCH(13) and TUNE(13) parameters requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.

CPU Measurement Facility requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.

Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

System Recovery Boost requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V7.1 with PTFs.

IBM Z Data Privacy for Diagnostics requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.

Quantum Safe Support requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs and with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 -- z/OS V2.4 (HCR77D1).
  • z/OS V2.3 with coexistence PTFs for SMF and with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 -- z/OS V2.4 (HCR77D1).
  • z/OS V2.2 with coexistence PTFs for SMF and with PTFs and with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 -- z/OS V2.4 (HCR77D1).
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

Planning information

Client responsibilities

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

Installability

The average installation time for an IBM z15 is approximately 22 installer hours. This does not include planning hours. This assumes 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 IBM z15 uses the security and auditability features and functions of host hardware, host software, and application software.

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

IBM Systems Lab Services

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Lab Services website.



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Terms and conditions

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IBM Global Financing

Yes

Products - terms and conditions

Warranty period

One year

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM . An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty period specified by IBM . An IBM part or feature that 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. 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.

International Warranty Service

International Warranty Service allows you to relocate any machine that is eligible for International Warranty Service and receive continued warranty service in any country where the IBM machine is serviced. If you move your machine to a different country, you are required to report the machine information to your Business Partner or IBM representative.

The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased. Warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the eligible machine type in the servicing country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

The following types of information can be found on the International Warranty Service website:

  • Machine warranty entitlement and eligibility
  • Directory of contacts by country with technical support contact information
  • Announcement Letters
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.

  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same day response
Warranty service upgrades

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.

  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same day response.
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.

General terms and conditions

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). In other countries 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 by contacting your IBM representative or visiting the License Agreement for Machine Code and Licensed Internal Code website.

Specific Machine Type Model:

  • 8561-T01

Machine Code License Acceptance Requirement

Acceptance-By-Use Machine: Yes, acceptance of the Machine Code license terms is conveyed through the user's initial use of the machine.

Other Installed Licensed Code

None



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Prices

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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Products

Desc Mach type Model Feat num ** EWFe MMMC ind INIT/MES
IBM z15 8561 T01       X  
HMC Table Top KMM     0148 **     Both
TKE Table Top KMM     0157 **     Both

Desc Mach type Model Feat num ** EWFe MMMC ind INIT/MES
US TAA Compl Indicator 8561 T01 0983 **     Both

Desc Mach type Model Feat num ** EWFe MMMC ind INIT/MES
IBM z15 8561 T01   **   X  
MTU 1 - D     0001 **     MES
MTU 100 -D     0002 **     MES
MTU 1 -V     0003 **     Both
MTU 100 -V     0004 **     Both
GTU 1 - D     0005 **     MES
GTU 100 - D     0006 **     MES
GTU 1 -V     0007 **     MES
GTU 100 -V     0008 **     MES
GTU 1000 - D     0009 **     MES
GTU 1000 - V     0010 **     Both
Exchange Pgm Machine     0012 **     Both
Exchange Pgm Machine + Covers     0013       MES
Migration Offering Machine     0014 **     INIT
Blue Letter Internal     0015 **     MES
HW for DPM     0016 **     Both
Non RSF On/Off CoD     0032 **     Both
Serv Docs Optional Print     0033 **     Both
OSA-ICC 3215 Enab     0034 **     Both
RFID Tag     0035 **     Both
RFID Tag     0036 **     Both
HMC     0062 **     Both
HMC Rack Mount     0063 **     Both
TKE Rack Mount     0087 **     Both
TKE     0088 **     Both
WWPN Persist     0099 **     Both
IBM Z HW Mgmt Appliance     0100 **     Both
Linux Hosting Found     0103 **     Both
Container Hosting Found     0104 **     Both
2964 Air w/o TEIO & w/o HtrR     0105 **     Both
2964 Air w/o TEIO & w/HtR     0106 **     Both
2964 Air w/TEIO & w/o HtR     0107 **     Both
2964 Air w/TEIO & w/HtR     0108 **     Both
2964 Wat w/o TEIO & w/o HtrR     0109 **     Both
2964 Wat w/o TEIO & w/HtR     0110 **     Both
2964 Wat w/TEIO & w/o HtR     0111 **     Both
2964 Wat w/TEIO & w/HtR     0112 **     Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit     0116 **     Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit     0117 **     Both
10000 CPE Capacity Unit     0118 **     Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL     0119 **     Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL     0120 **     Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF     0121 **     Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF     0122 **     Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP     0125 **     Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP     0126 **     Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP     0127 **     Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP     0128 **     Both
HMC Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0154 **     Both
TKE Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0156 **     Both
ICA SR fanout     0172 **     Both
PCIe fanout Gen3     0173 **     Both
Fanout Airflow PCIe     0174 **     Both
PCIe+ Fanout     0175 **     Both
ICA SR1.1     0176 **     Both
Client Must Provide HMC KMM     0188 **     Both
Client Must Provide TKE KMM     0190 **     Both
3906 w/o TEIO & w/o HtR     0201 **     Both
3906 w/TEIO & w/o HtR     0202 **     Both
3906 w/o TEIO & w/HtR     0203 **     Both
3906 w/TEIO & w/HtR     0204 **     Both
US English     0235 **     Both
France     0236 **     Both
German/Austrian     0237 **     Both
LA Spanish     0238 **     Both
Spain     0239 **     Both
Italian     0240 **     Both
French Canadian     0241 **     Both
Portug     0242 **     Both
UK English     0243 **     Both
Norweg     0244 **     Both
Sweden Finland     0245 **     Both
Netherl     0246 **     Both
Belgian French     0247 **     Both
Denmark     0248 **     Both
Swiss French/German     0249 **     Both
Returning MT Digit 1     0389 **     Both
Returning MT Digit 2     0390 **     Both
Returning MT Digit 3     0391 **     Both
Returning MT Digit 4     0392 **     Both
Plant of MFG Digit 1     0393 **     Both
Plant of MFG Digit 2     0394 **     Both
Serial Number Digit 1     0395 **     Both
Serial Number Digit 2     0396 **     Both
Serial Number Digit 3     0397 **     Both
Serial Number Digit 4     0398 **     Both
Serial Number Digit 5     0399 **     Both
OSA-Express 5S GbE LX     0413 **     Both
OSA-Express 5S GbE SX     0414 **     Both
OSA-Express 5S 10 GbE LR     0415 **     Both
OSA-Express 5S 10 GbE SR     0416 **     Both
OSA-Express 5S 1000 BASE-T     0417 **     Both
FICON Express 16S LX     0418 **     Both
FICON Express 16S SX     0419 **     Both
PCIe Inter connect® Gen4     0421 **     Both
OSA-Express 6S GbE LX     0422 **     Both
OSA-Express 6S GbE SX     0423 **     Both
OSA-Express 6S 10 GbE LR     0424 **     Both
OSA-Express 6S 10 GbE SR     0425 **     Both
OSA-Express 6S 1000 BASE-T     0426 **     Both
FICON Express 16S+ LX     0427 **     Both
FICON Express 16S+ SX     0428 **     Both
10 GbE RoCE Express 2.1     0432 **     Both
Coupling Express LR     0433 **     Both
FICON Express 16SA LX     0436 **     Both
FICON Express 16SA SX     0437 **     Both
OSA-Express 7S GbE LX     0442 **     Both
OSA-Express 7S GbE SX     0443 **     Both
OSA-Express 7S 10 GbE LR     0444 **     Both
OSA-Express 7S 10 GbE SR     0445 **     Both
OSA-Express 7S 1000 BASE-T     0446 **     Both
OSA-Express 7S 25 GbE SR1.1     0449 **     Both
25GbE RoCE Express 2.1     0450 **     Both
zHyper Link Express 1.1     0451 **     Both
Model T01     0503 **   x Both
200- 208V 30/60A, 3 Ph PDU     0629 **     Both
380- 415V 32A, 3 Ph WYE PDU     0630 **     Both
Ethernet Switch     0631 **     Both
Bulk Power Assembly     0640 **     Both
IBM Virtual Flash Memory     0643 **     Both
Max34     0655 **   x Both
Max71     0656 **   x Both
Max108     0657 **   x Both
Max145     0658 **   x Both
Max190     0659 **   x Both
CPC PSU     0666 **     Both
32GB USB Load Media     0843 **     Both
4768 Crypto Adapter     0844 **     Both
No Physical Media     0846 **     Both
32GB USB Backup Media     0848 **     Both
TKE 9.2 LIC     0881 **     Both
TKE Smart Card Reader     0891 **     Both
Crypto Express 7S (2 port)     0898 **     Both
Crypto Express 7S (1 port)     0899 **     Both
TKE addl smart cards     0900 **     Both
UID Label for DoD     0998 **     Both
STP Enab     1021 **     Both
EMEA Special Operat     1022 **     Both
VFM/Flash Conv, 1to1     1121 **     Both
VFM/Flash Conv, 1to2     1122 **     Both
VFM/Flash Conv, 1to3     1123 **     Both
512 GB Memory     1515 **     Both
576 GB Memory     1516 **     Both
640 GB Memory     1517 **     Both
704 GB Memory     1518 **     Both
768 GB Memory     1519 **     Both
896 GB Memory     1520 **     Both
1024 GB Memory     1521 **     Both
1152 GB Memory     1522 **     Both
1280 GB Memory     1523 **     Both
1408 GB Memory     1524 **     Both
1536 GB Memory     1525 **     Both
1664 GB Memory     1526 **     Both
1792 GB Memory     1527 **     Both
1920 GB Memory     1528 **     Both
2048 GB Memory     1529 **     Both
2304 GB Memory     1530 **     Both
2560 GB Memory     1531 **     Both
2816 GB Memory     1532 **     Both
3072 GB Memory     1533 **     Both
3328 GB Memory     1534 **     Both
3584 GB Memory     1535 **     Both
3840 GB Memory     1536 **     Both
4352 GB Memory     1537 **     Both
4864 GB Memory     1538 **     Both
5376 GB Memory     1539 **     Both
5888 GB Memory     1540 **     Both
6400 GB Memory     1541 **     Both
6912 GB Memory     1542 **     Both
7424 GB Memory     1543 **     Both
7936 GB Memory     1544 **     Both
8448 GB Memory     1545 **     Both
8960 GB Memory     1546 **     Both
9472 GB Memory     1547 **     Both
9984 GB Memory     1548 **     Both
10496GB Memory     1549 **     Both
11008 GB Memory     1550 **     Both
11520 GB Memory     1551 **     Both
12032 GB Memory     1552 **     Both
12544 GB Memory     1553 **     Both
13056 GB Memory     1554 **     Both
13568 GB Memory     1555 **     Both
14080 GB Memory     1556 **     Both
14592 GB Memory     1557 **     Both
15104 GB Memory     1558 **     Both
15616 GB Memory     1559 **     Both
16128 GB Memory     1560 **     Both
16640 GB Memory     1561 **     Both
17152 GB Memory     1562 **     Both
18176 GB Memory     1563 **     Both
19200 GB Memory     1564 **     Both
20224 GB Memory     1565 **     Both
21248 GB Memory     1566 **     Both
22272 GB Memory     1567 **     Both
23296 GB Memory     1568 **     Both
24320 GB Memory     1569 **     Both
25344 GB Memory     1570 **     Both
26368 GB Memory     1571 **     Both
27392 GB Memory     1572 **     Both
28416 GB Memory     1573 **     Both
29440 GB Memory     1574 **     Both
30464 GB Memory     1575 **     Both
31488 GB Memory     1576 **     Both
32512 GB Memory     1577 **     Both
34560 GB Memory     1578 **     Both
36608 GB Memory     1579 **     Both
38656 GB Memory     1580 **     Both
40704 GB Memory     1581 **     Both
32 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1642 **     Both
64 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1643 **     Both
128 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1644 **     Both
256 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1645 **     Both
512 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1631 **     Both
LICCC Ship Via Net Ind     1750 **     MES
CP4     1941 **     Both
CP5     1942 **     Both
CP6     1943 **     Both
CP7     1944 **     Both
IFL     1945 **   x Both
ICF     1946 **   x Both
zIIP     1947 **   x Both
Unass IFL     1948 **     Both
SAP (opt)     1949 **     Both
32GB Flex Memory     1951 **     Both
64GB Flex Memory     1952 **     Both
256GB Flex Memory     1953 **     Both
64GB VFM Flex Memory     1954 **     Both
32GB Memory Cap Incr     1984 **     Both
64GB Memory Cap Incr     1985 **     Both
256GB Memory Cap Incr     1986 **     Both
32GB FTR Convert Mem     1987 **     MES
64GB FTR Convert Mem     1988 **     MES
256GB FTR Convert Mem     1989 **     MES
CPC1 Reserve     2271 **     Both
CPC2 Reserve     2272 **     Both
Balanced Power Plan Ahead     3003 **     Both
BPR Pair     3016 **     Both
Lift Tool Kit     3100 **     Both
Exten Ladder     3101 **     Both
Internal Battery IBF     3217 **     Both
Fill and Drain Kit     3393 **     Both
MSS Sales Flag A     3668 **     Both
CPACF Enable     3863 **     Both
PCIe+ I/O Drawer     4021 **     Both
B Frame     4031 **     Both
A Frame Radiator     4033 **   x Both
A Frame Water     4034 **   x Both
B Frame Radiator     4035 **   x Both
B Frame Water     4036 **   x Both
Z Frame     4037 **     Both
C Frame     4038 **     Both
Zero-Way Processor CP4     4188 **   x Both
1-Way Processor CP4     4189 **   x Both
2-Way Processor CP4     4190 **   x Both
3-Way Processor CP4     4191 **   x Both
4-Way Processor CP4     4192 **   x Both
5-Way Processor CP4     4193 **   x Both
6-Way Processor CP4     4194 **   x Both
7-Way Processor CP4     4195 **   x Both
8-Way Processor CP4     4196 **   x Both
9-Way Processor CP4     4197 **   x Both
10-Way Processor CP4     4198 **   x Both
11-Way Processor CP4     4199 **   x Both
12-Way Processor CP4     4200 **   x Both
13-Way Processor CP4     4201 **   x Both
14-Way Processor CP4     4202 **   x Both
15-Way Processor CP4     4203 **   x Both
16-Way Processor CP4     4204 **   x Both
17-Way Processor CP4     4205 **   x Both
18-Way Processor CP4     4206 **   x Both
19-Way Processor CP4     4207 **   x Both
20-Way Processor CP4     4208 **   x Both
21-Way Processor CP4     4209 **   x Both
22-Way Processor CP4     4210 **   x Both
23-Way Processor CP4     4211 **   x Both
24-Way Processor CP4     4212 **   x Both
25-Way Processor CP4     4213 **   x Both
26-Way Processor CP4     4214 **   x Both
27-Way Processor CP4     4215 **   x Both
28-Way Processor CP4     4216 **   x Both
29-Way Processor CP4     4217 **   x Both
30-Way Processor CP4     4218 **   x Both
31-Way Processor CP4     4219 **   x Both
32-Way Processor CP4     4220 **   x Both
33-Way Processor CP4     4221 **   x Both
34-Way Processor CP4     4222 **   x Both
1-Way Processor CP5     4223 **   x Both
2-Way Processor CP5     4224 **   x Both
3-Way Processor CP5     4225 **   x Both
4-Way Processor CP5     4226 **   x Both
5-Way Processor CP5     4227 **   x Both
6-Way Processor CP5     4228 **   x Both
7-Way Processor CP5     4229 **   x Both
8-Way Processor CP5     4230 **   x Both
9-Way Processor CP5     4231 **   x Both
10-Way Processor CP5     4232 **   x Both
11-Way Processor CP5     4233 **   x Both
12-Way Processor CP5     4234 **   x Both
13-Way Processor CP5     4235 **   x Both
14-Way Processor CP5     4236 **   x Both
15-Way Processor CP5     4237 **   x Both
16-Way Processor CP5     4238 **   x Both
17-Way Processor CP5     4239 **   x Both
18-Way Processor CP5     4240 **   x Both
19-Way Processor CP5     4241 **   x Both
20-Way Processor CP5     4242 **   x Both
21-Way Processor CP5     4243 **   x Both
22-Way Processor CP5     4244 **   x Both
23-Way Processor CP5     4245 **   x Both
24-Way Processor CP5     4246 **   x Both
25-Way Processor CP5     4247 **   x Both
26-Way Processor CP5     4248 **   x Both
27-Way Processor CP5     4249 **   x Both
28-Way Processor CP5     4250 **   x Both
29-Way Processor CP5     4251 **   x Both
30-Way Processor CP5     4252 **   x Both
31-Way Processor CP5     4253 **   x Both
32-Way Processor CP5     4254 **   x Both
33-Way Processor CP5     4255 **   x Both
34-Way Processor CP5     4256 **   x Both
1-Way Processor CP6     4257 **   x Both
2-Way Processor CP6     4258 **   x Both
3-Way Processor CP6     4259 **   x Both
4-Way Processor CP6     4260 **   x Both
5-Way Processor CP6     4261 **   x Both
6-Way Processor CP6     4262 **   x Both
7-Way Processor CP6     4263 **   x Both
8-Way Processor CP6     4264 **   x Both
9-Way Processor CP6     4265 **   x Both
10-Way Processor CP6     4266 **   x Both
11-Way Processor CP6     4267 **   x Both
12-Way Processor CP6     4268 **   x Both
13-Way Processor CP6     4269 **   x Both
14-Way Processor CP6     4270 **   x Both
15-Way Processor CP6     4271 **   x Both
16-Way Processor CP6     4272 **   x Both
17-Way Processor CP6     4273 **   x Both
18-Way Processor CP6     4274 **   x Both
19-Way Processor CP6     4275 **   x Both
20-Way Processor CP6     4276 **   x Both
21-Way Processor CP6     4277 **   x Both
22-Way Processor CP6     4278 **   x Both
23-Way Processor CP6     4279 **   x Both
24-Way Processor CP6     4280 **   x Both
25-Way Processor CP6     4281 **   x Both
26-Way Processor CP6     4282 **   x Both
27-Way Processor CP6     4283 **   x Both
28-Way Processor CP6     4284 **   x Both
29-Way Processor CP6     4285 **   x Both
30-Way Processor CP6     4286 **   x Both
31-Way Processor CP6     4287 **   x Both
32-Way Processor CP6     4288 **   x Both
33-Way Processor CP6     4289 **   x Both
34-Way Processor CP6     4290 **   x Both
1-Way Processor CP7     4291 **   x Both
2-Way Processor CP7     4292 **   x Both
3-Way Processor CP7     4293 **   x Both
4-Way Processor CP7     4294 **   x Both
5-Way Processor CP7     4295 **   x Both
6-Way Processor CP7     4296 **   x Both
7-Way Processor CP7     4297 **   x Both
8-Way Processor CP7     4298 **   x Both
9-Way Processor CP7     4299 **   x Both
10-Way Processor CP7     4300 **   x Both
11-Way Processor CP7     4301 **   x Both
12-Way Processor CP7     4302 **   x Both
13-Way Processor CP7     4303 **   x Both
14-Way Processor CP7     4304 **   x Both
15-Way Processor CP7     4305 **   x Both
16-Way Processor CP7     4306 **   x Both
17-Way Processor CP7     4307 **   x Both
18-Way Processor CP7     4308 **   x Both
19-Way Processor CP7     4309 **   x Both
20-Way Processor CP7     4310 **   x Both
21-Way Processor CP7     4311 **   x Both
22-Way Processor CP7     4312 **   x Both
23-Way Processor CP7     4313 **   x Both
24-Way Processor CP7     4314 **   x Both
25-Way Processor CP7     4315 **   x Both
26-Way Processor CP7     4316 **   x Both
27-Way Processor CP7     4317 **   x Both
28-Way Processor CP7     4318 **   x Both
29-Way Processor CP7     4319 **   x Both
30-Way Processor CP7     4320 **   x Both
31-Way Processor CP7     4321 **   x Both
32-Way Processor CP7     4322 **   x Both
33-Way Processor CP7     4323 **   x Both
34-Way Processor CP7     4324 **   x Both
35-Way Processor CP7     4325 **   x Both
36-Way Processor CP7     4326 **   x Both
37-Way Processor CP7     4327 **   x Both
38-Way Processor CP7     4328 **   x Both
39-Way Processor CP7     4329 **   x Both
40-Way Processor CP7     4330 **   x Both
41-Way Processor CP7     4331 **   x Both
42-Way Processor CP7     4332 **   x Both
43-Way Processor CP7     4333 **   x Both
44-Way Processor CP7     4334 **   x Both
45-Way Processor CP7     4335 **   x Both
46-Way Processor CP7     4336 **   x Both
47-Way Processor CP7     4337 **   x Both
48-Way Processor CP7     4338 **   x Both
49-Way Processor CP7     4339 **   x Both
50-Way Processor CP7     4340 **   x Both
51-Way Processor CP7     4341 **   x Both
52-Way Processor CP7     4342 **   x Both
53-Way Processor CP7     4343 **   x Both
54-Way Processor CP7     4344 **   x Both
55-Way Processor CP7     4345 **   x Both
56-Way Processor CP7     4346 **   x Both
57-Way Processor CP7     4347 **   x Both
58-Way Processor CP7     4348 **   x Both

Desc Feat num ** MMMC ind INIT/MES
59-Way Processor CP7 4349 ** x Both
60-Way Processor CP7 4350 ** x Both
61-Way Processor CP7 4351 ** x Both
62-Way Processor CP7 4352 ** x Both
63-Way Processor CP7 4353 ** x Both
64-Way Processor CP7 4354 ** x Both
65-Way Processor CP7 4355 ** x Both
66-Way Processor CP7 4356 ** x Both
67-Way Processor CP7 4357 ** x Both
68-Way Processor CP7 4358 ** x Both
69-Way Processor CP7 4359 ** x Both
70-Way Processor CP7 4360 ** x Both
71-Way Processor CP7 4361 ** x Both
72-Way Processor CP7 4362 ** x Both
73-Way Processor CP7 4363 ** x Both
74-Way Processor CP7 4364 ** x Both
75-Way Processor CP7 4365 ** x Both
76-Way Processor CP7 4366 ** x Both
77-Way Processor CP7 4367 ** x Both
78-Way Processor CP7 4368 ** x Both
79-Way Processor CP7 4369 ** x Both
80-Way Processor CP7 4370 ** x Both
81-Way Processor CP7 4371 ** x Both
82-Way Processor CP7 4372 ** x Both
83-Way Processor CP7 4373 ** x Both
84-Way Processor CP7 4374 ** x Both
85-Way Processor CP7 4375 ** x Both
86-Way Processor CP7 4376 ** x Both
87-Way Processor CP7 4377 ** x Both
88-Way Processor CP7 4378 ** x Both
89-Way Processor CP7 4379 ** x Both
90-Way Processor CP7 4380 ** x Both
91-Way Processor CP7 4381 ** x Both
92-Way Processor CP7 4382 ** x Both
93-Way Processor CP7 4383 ** x Both
94-Way Processor CP7 4384 ** x Both
95-Way Processor CP7 4385 ** x Both
96-Way Processor CP7 4386 ** x Both
97-Way Processor CP7 4387 ** x Both
98-Way Processor CP7 4388 ** x Both
99-Way Processor CP7 4389 ** x Both
100-Way Processor CP7 4390 ** x Both
101-Way Processor CP7 4391 ** x Both
102-Way Processor CP7 4392 ** x Both
103-Way Processor CP7 4393 ** x Both
104-Way Processor CP7 4394 ** x Both
105-Way Processor CP7 4395 ** x Both
106-Way Processor CP7 4396 ** x Both
107-Way Processor CP7 4397 ** x Both
108-Way Processor CP7 4398 ** x Both
109-Way Processor CP7 4399 ** x Both
110-Way Processor CP7 4400 ** x Both
111-Way Processor CP7 4401 ** x Both
112-Way Processor CP7 4402 ** x Both
113-Way Processor CP7 4403 ** x Both
114-Way Processor CP7 4404 ** x Both
115-Way Processor CP7 4405 ** x Both
116-Way Processor CP7 4406 ** x Both
117-Way Processor CP7 4407 ** x Both
118-Way Processor CP7 4408 ** x Both
119-Way Processor CP7 4409 ** x Both
120-Way Processor CP7 4410 ** x Both
121-Way Processor CP7 4411 ** x Both
122-Way Processor CP7 4412 ** x Both
123-Way Processor CP7 4413 ** x Both
124-Way Processor CP7 4414 ** x Both
125-Way Processor CP7 4415 ** x Both
126-Way Processor CP7 4416 ** x Both
127-Way Processor CP7 4417 ** x Both
128-Way Processor CP7 4418 ** x Both
129-Way Processor CP7 4419 ** x Both
130-Way Processor CP7 4420 ** x Both
131-Way Processor CP7 4421 ** x Both
132-Way Processor CP7 4422 ** x Both
133-Way Processor CP7 4423 ** x Both
134-Way Processor CP7 4424 ** x Both
135-Way Processor CP7 4425 ** x Both
136-Way Processor CP7 4426 ** x Both
137-Way Processor CP7 4427 ** x Both
138-Way Processor CP7 4428 ** x Both
139-Way Processor CP7 4429 ** x Both
140-Way Processor CP7 4430 ** x Both
141-Way Processor CP7 4431 ** x Both
142-Way Processor CP7 4432 ** x Both
143-Way Processor CP7 4433 ** x Both
144-Way Processor CP7 4434 ** x Both
145-Way Processor CP7 4435 ** x Both
146-Way Processor CP7 4436 ** x Both
147-Way Processor CP7 4437 ** x Both
148-Way Processor CP7 4438 ** x Both
149-Way Processor CP7 4439 ** x Both
150-Way Processor CP7 4440 ** x Both
151-Way Processor CP7 4441 ** x Both
152-Way Processor CP7 4442 ** x Both
153-Way Processor CP7 4443 ** x Both
154-Way Processor CP7 4444 ** x Both
155-Way Processor CP7 4445 ** x Both
156-Way Processor CP7 4446 ** x Both
157-Way Processor CP7 4447 ** x Both
158-Way Processor CP7 4448 ** x Both
159-Way Processor CP7 4449 ** x Both
160-Way Processor CP7 4450 ** x Both
161-Way Processor CP7 4451 ** x Both
162-Way Processor CP7 4452 ** x Both
163-Way Processor CP7 4453 ** x Both
164-Way Processor CP7 4454 ** x Both
165-Way Processor CP7 4455 ** x Both
166-Way Processor CP7 4456 ** x Both
167-Way Processor CP7 4457 ** x Both
168-Way Processor CP7 4458 ** x Both
169-Way Processor CP7 4459 ** x Both
170-Way Processor CP7 4460 ** x Both
171-Way Processor CP7 4461 ** x Both
172-Way Processor CP7 4462 ** x Both
173-Way Processor CP7 4463 ** x Both
174-Way Processor CP7 4464 ** x Both
175-Way Processor CP7 4465 ** x Both
176-Way Processor CP7 4466 ** x Both
177-Way Processor CP7 4467 ** x Both
178-Way Processor CP7 4468 ** x Both
179-Way Processor CP7 4469 ** x Both
180-Way Processor CP7 4470 ** x Both
181-Way Processor CP7 4471 ** x Both
182-Way Processor CP7 4472 ** x Both
183-Way Processor CP7 4473 ** x Both
184-Way Processor CP7 4474 ** x Both
185-Way Processor CP7 4475 ** x Both
186-Way Processor CP7 4476 ** x Both
187-Way Processor CP7 4477 ** x Both
188-Way Processor CP7 4478 ** x Both
189-Way Processor CP7 4479 ** x Both
190-Way Processor CP7 4480 ** x Both
400 Capacity Marker 4481 **   Both
401 Capacity Marker 4482 **   Both
402 Capacity Marker 4483 **   Both
403 Capacity Marker 4484 **   Both
404 Capacity Marker 4485 **   Both
405 Capacity Marker 4486 **   Both
406 Capacity Marker 4487 **   Both
407 Capacity Marker 4488 **   Both
408 Capacity Marker 4489 **   Both
409 Capacity Marker 4490 **   Both
410 Capacity Marker 4491 **   Both
411 Capacity Marker 4492 **   Both
412 Capacity Marker 4493 **   Both
413 Capacity Marker 4494 **   Both
414 Capacity Marker 4495 **   Both
415 Capacity Marker 4496 **   Both
416 Capacity Marker 4497 **   Both
417 Capacity Marker 4498 **   Both
418 Capacity Marker 4499 **   Both
419 Capacity Marker 4500 **   Both
420 Capacity Marker 4501 **   Both
421 Capacity Marker 4502 **   Both
422 Capacity Marker 4503 **   Both
423 Capacity Marker 4504 **   Both
424 Capacity Marker 4505 **   Both
425 Capacity Marker 4506 **   Both
426 Capacity Marker 4507 **   Both
427 Capacity Marker 4508 **   Both
428 Capacity Marker 4509 **   Both
429 Capacity Marker 4510 **   Both
430 Capacity Marker 4511 **   Both
431 Capacity Marker 4512 **   Both
432 Capacity Marker 4513 **   Both
433 Capacity Marker 4514 **   Both
434 Capacity Marker 4515 **   Both
501 Capacity Marker 4516 **   Both
502 Capacity Marker 4517 **   Both
503 Capacity Marker 4518 **   Both
504 Capacity Marker 4519 **   Both
505 Capacity Marker 4520 **   Both
506 Capacity Marker 4521 **   Both
507 Capacity Marker 4522 **   Both
508 Capacity Marker 4523 **   Both
509 Capacity Marker 4524 **   Both
510 Capacity Marker 4525 **   Both
511 Capacity Marker 4526 **   Both
512 Capacity Marker 4527 **   Both
513 Capacity Marker 4528 **   Both
514 Capacity Marker 4529 **   Both
515 Capacity Marker 4530 **   Both
516 Capacity Marker 4531 **   Both

Desc Feat num ** INIT/MES
517 Capacity Marker 4532 ** Both
518 Capacity Marker 4533 ** Both
519 Capacity Marker 4534 ** Both
520 Capacity Marker 4535 ** Both
521 Capacity Marker 4536 ** Both
522 Capacity Marker 4537 ** Both
523 Capacity Marker 4538 ** Both
524 Capacity Marker 4539 ** Both
525 Capacity Marker 4540 ** Both
526 Capacity Marker 4541 ** Both
527 Capacity Marker 4542 ** Both
528 Capacity Marker 4543 ** Both
529 Capacity Marker 4544 ** Both
530 Capacity Marker 4545 ** Both
531 Capacity Marker 4546 ** Both
532 Capacity Marker 4547 ** Both
533 Capacity Marker 4548 ** Both
534 Capacity Marker 4549 ** Both
601 Capacity Marker 4550 ** Both
602 Capacity Marker 4551 ** Both
603 Capacity Marker 4552 ** Both
604 Capacity Marker 4553 ** Both
605 Capacity Marker 4554 ** Both
606 Capacity Marker 4555 ** Both
607 Capacity Marker 4556 ** Both
608 Capacity Marker 4557 ** Both
609 Capacity Marker 4558 ** Both
610 Capacity Marker 4559 ** Both
611 Capacity Marker 4560 ** Both
612 Capacity Marker 4561 ** Both
613 Capacity Marker 4562 ** Both
614 Capacity Marker 4563 ** Both
615 Capacity Marker 4564 ** Both
616 Capacity Marker 4565 ** Both
617 Capacity Marker 4566 ** Both
618 Capacity Marker 4567 ** Both
619 Capacity Marker 4568 ** Both
620 Capacity Marker 4569 ** Both
621 Capacity Marker 4570 ** Both
622 Capacity Marker 4571 ** Both
623 Capacity Marker 4572 ** Both
624 Capacity Marker 4573 ** Both
625 Capacity Marker 4574 ** Both
626 Capacity Marker 4575 ** Both
627 Capacity Marker 4576 ** Both
628 Capacity Marker 4577 ** Both
629 Capacity Marker 4578 ** Both
630 Capacity Marker 4579 ** Both
631 Capacity Marker 4580 ** Both
632 Capacity Marker 4581 ** Both
633 Capacity Marker 4582 ** Both
634 Capacity Marker 4583 ** Both
701 Capacity Marker 4584 ** Both
702 Capacity Marker 4585 ** Both
703 Capacity Marker 4586 ** Both
704 Capacity Marker 4587 ** Both
705 Capacity Marker 4588 ** Both
706 Capacity Marker 4589 ** Both
707 Capacity Marker 4590 ** Both
708 Capacity Marker 4591 ** Both
709 Capacity Marker 4592 ** Both
710 Capacity Marker 4593 ** Both
711 Capacity Marker 4594 ** Both
712 Capacity Marker 4595 ** Both
713 Capacity Marker 4596 ** Both
714 Capacity Marker 4597 ** Both
715 Capacity Marker 4598 ** Both
716 Capacity Marker 4599 ** Both
717 Capacity Marker 4600 ** Both
718 Capacity Marker 4601 ** Both
719 Capacity Marker 4602 ** Both
720 Capacity Marker 4603 ** Both
721 Capacity Marker 4604 ** Both
722 Capacity Marker 4605 ** Both
723 Capacity Marker 4606 ** Both
724 Capacity Marker 4607 ** Both
725 Capacity Marker 4608 ** Both
726 Capacity Marker 4609 ** Both
727 Capacity Marker 4610 ** Both
728 Capacity Marker 4611 ** Both
729 Capacity Marker 4612 ** Both
730 Capacity Marker 4613 ** Both
731 Capacity Marker 4614 ** Both
732 Capacity Marker 4615 ** Both
733 Capacity Marker 4616 ** Both
734 Capacity Marker 4617 ** Both
735 Capacity Marker 4618 ** Both
736 Capacity Marker 4619 ** Both
737 Capacity Marker 4620 ** Both
738 Capacity Marker 4621 ** Both
739 Capacity Marker 4622 ** Both
740 Capacity Marker 4623 ** Both
741 Capacity Marker 4624 ** Both
742 Capacity Marker 4625 ** Both
743 Capacity Marker 4626 ** Both
744 Capacity Marker 4627 ** Both
745 Capacity Marker 4628 ** Both
746 Capacity Marker 4629 ** Both
747 Capacity Marker 4630 ** Both
748 Capacity Marker 4631 ** Both
749 Capacity Marker 4632 ** Both
750 Capacity Marker 4633 ** Both
751 Capacity Marker 4634 ** Both
752 Capacity Marker 4635 ** Both
753 Capacity Marker 4636 ** Both
754 Capacity Marker 4637 ** Both
755 Capacity Marker 4638 ** Both
756 Capacity Marker 4639 ** Both
757 Capacity Marker 4640 ** Both
758 Capacity Marker 4641 ** Both
759 Capacity Marker 4642 ** Both
760 Capacity Marker 4643 ** Both
761 Capacity Marker 4644 ** Both
762 Capacity Marker 4645 ** Both
763 Capacity Marker 4646 ** Both
764 Capacity Marker 4647 ** Both
765 Capacity Marker 4648 ** Both
766 Capacity Marker 4649 ** Both
767 Capacity Marker 4650 ** Both
768 Capacity Marker 4651 ** Both
769 Capacity Marker 4652 ** Both
770 Capacity Marker 4653 ** Both
771 Capacity Marker 4654 ** Both
772 Capacity Marker 4655 ** Both
773 Capacity Marker 4656 ** Both
774 Capacity Marker 4657 ** Both
775 Capacity Marker 4658 ** Both
776 Capacity Marker 4659 ** Both
777 Capacity Marker 4660 ** Both
778 Capacity Marker 4661 ** Both
779 Capacity Marker 4662 ** Both
780 Capacity Marker 4663 ** Both
781 Capacity Marker 4664 ** Both
782 Capacity Marker 4665 ** Both
783 Capacity Marker 4666 ** Both
784 Capacity Marker 4667 ** Both
785 Capacity Marker 4668 ** Both
786 Capacity Marker 4669 ** Both
787 Capacity Marker 4670 ** Both
788 Capacity Marker 4671 ** Both
789 Capacity Marker 4672 ** Both
790 Capacity Marker 4673 ** Both
791 Capacity Marker 4674 ** Both
792 Capacity Marker 4675 ** Both
793 Capacity Marker 4676 ** Both
794 Capacity Marker 4677 ** Both
795 Capacity Marker 4678 ** Both
796 Capacity Marker 4679 ** Both
797 Capacity Marker 4680 ** Both
798 Capacity Marker 4681 ** Both
799 Capacity Marker 4682 ** Both
7A0 Capacity Marker 4683 ** Both
7A1 Capacity Marker 4684 ** Both
7A2 Capacity Marker 4685 ** Both
7A3 Capacity Marker 4686 ** Both
7A4 Capacity Marker 4687 ** Both
7A5 Capacity Marker 4688 ** Both
7A6 Capacity Marker 4689 ** Both
7A7 Capacity Marker 4690 ** Both
7A8 Capacity Marker 4691 ** Both
7A9 Capacity Marker 4692 ** Both
7B0 Capacity Marker 4693 ** Both
7B1 Capacity Marker 4694 ** Both
7B2 Capacity Marker 4695 ** Both
7B3 Capacity Marker 4696 ** Both
7B4 Capacity Marker 4697 ** Both
7B5 Capacity Marker 4698 ** Both
7B6 Capacity Marker 4699 ** Both
7B7 Capacity Marker 4700 ** Both
7B8 Capacity Marker 4701 ** Both
7B9 Capacity Marker 4702 ** Both
7C0 Capacity Marker 4703 ** Both
7C1 Capacity Marker 4704 ** Both
7C2 Capacity Marker 4705 ** Both
7C3 Capacity Marker 4706 ** Both
7C4 Capacity Marker 4707 ** Both
7C5 Capacity Marker 4708 ** Both
7C6 Capacity Marker 4709 ** Both
7C7 Capacity Marker 4710 ** Both
7C8 Capacity Marker 4711 ** Both
7C9 Capacity Marker 4712 ** Both
7D0 Capacity Marker 4713 ** Both
7D1 Capacity Marker 4714 ** Both
7D2 Capacity Marker 4715 ** Both
7D3 Capacity Marker 4716 ** Both
7D4 Capacity Marker 4717 ** Both
7D5 Capacity Marker 4718 ** Both
7D6 Capacity Marker 4719 ** Both
7D7 Capacity Marker 4720 ** Both
7D8 Capacity Marker 4721 ** Both
7D9 Capacity Marker 4722 ** Both
7E0 Capacity Marker 4723 ** Both
7E1 Capacity Marker 4724 ** Both
7E2 Capacity Marker 4725 ** Both
7E3 Capacity Marker 4726 ** Both
7E4 Capacity Marker 4727 ** Both
7E5 Capacity Marker 4728 ** Both
7E6 Capacity Marker 4729 ** Both
7E7 Capacity Marker 4730 ** Both
7E8 Capacity Marker 4731 ** Both
7E9 Capacity Marker 4732 ** Both
7F0 Capacity Marker 4733 ** Both
7F1 Capacity Marker 4734 ** Both
7F2 Capacity Marker 4735 ** Both
7F3 Capacity Marker 4736 ** Both
7F4 Capacity Marker 4737 ** Both
7F5 Capacity Marker 4738 ** Both
7F6 Capacity Marker 4739 ** Both
7F7 Capacity Marker 4740 ** Both
7F8 Capacity Marker 4741 ** Both
7F9 Capacity Marker 4742 ** Both
7G0 Capacity Marker 4743 ** Both
7G1 Capacity Marker 4744 ** Both
7G2 Capacity Marker 4745 ** Both
7G3 Capacity Marker 4746 ** Both
7G4 Capacity Marker 4747 ** Both
7G5 Capacity Marker 4748 ** Both
7G6 Capacity Marker 4749 ** Both
7G7 Capacity Marker 4750 ** Both
7G8 Capacity Marker 4751 ** Both
7G9 Capacity Marker 4752 ** Both
7H0 Capacity Marker 4753 ** Both
7H1 Capacity Marker 4754 ** Both
7H2 Capacity Marker 4755 ** Both
7H3 Capacity Marker 4756 ** Both
7H4 Capacity Marker 4757 ** Both
7H5 Capacity Marker 4758 ** Both
7H6 Capacity Marker 4759 ** Both
7H7 Capacity Marker 4760 ** Both
7H8 Capacity Marker 4761 ** Both
7H9 Capacity Marker 4762 ** Both
7i0 Capacity Marker 4763 ** Both
7i1 Capacity Marker 4764 ** Both
7i2 Capacity Marker 4765 ** Both
7i3 Capacity Marker 4766 ** Both
7i4 Capacity Marker 4767 ** Both
7i5 Capacity Marker 4768 ** Both
7i6 Capacity Marker 4769 ** Both
7i7 Capacity Marker 4770 ** Both
7i8 Capacity Marker 4771 ** Both
7i9 Capacity Marker 4772 ** Both
7J0 Capacity Marker 4773 ** Both
SRB Upgrade Record 6802 ** Both
PRC Tokens 6803 ** Both
PRC Tokens Alteration 6804 ** Both
Additional CBU Test 6805 ** Both
PRC 1 MSU day 6806 ** Both
PRC 100 MSU days 6807 ** Both
PRC 10000 MSU days 6808 ** Both
PRC 1 IFL day 6809 ** Both
PRC 100 IFL days 6810 ** Both
PRC 1 ICF day 6811 ** Both
PRC 100 ICF days 6812 ** Both
PRC 1 zIIP day 6813 ** Both
PRC 100 zIIP days 6814 ** Both
PRC 1 SAP day 6815 ** Both
PRC 100 SAP days 6816 ** Both
Total CBU Years Ordered 6817 ** Both
CBU Records Ordered 6818 ** Both
Single CBU CP Year 6820 ** Both
25 CBU CP Year 6821 ** Both
Single CBU IFL Year 6822 ** Both
25 CBU IFL Year 6823 ** Both
Single CBU ICF Year 6824 ** Both
25 CBU ICF Year 6825 ** Both
Single CBU zIIP Year 6828 ** Both
25 CBU zIIP Year 6829 ** Both
Single CBU SAP Year 6830 ** Both
25 CBU SAP Year 6831 ** Both
CBU Replenishment 6832 ** MES
Capacity for Planned Event 6833 ** Both
OPO Sales Flag 6835 ** Both
OPO Sales Flag-Alteration 6836 ** MES
14Ft Water Hose 7801 ** Both
Top Exit Cabling 7917 ** Both
Bottom Exit Cabling 7919 ** Both
Top Exit Cabling w/o Tophat 7928 ** Both
30A/400V 3Ph Wye w/Hubbell 7946 ** Both
32A/380-415V 3Ph Wye 7947 ** Both
32A/380-415V 3Ph Wye LSZH 7948 ** Both
60A/250V 3Ph w/Hubbell 7950 ** Both
60A/250V 3Ph w/Cut End 7951 ** Both
60A/250V w/Hubbell 7954 ** Both
60A/250V w/Cut End 7955 ** Both
30A/400V Hubbell 7956 ** Both
32A/380-415V Cut End 7957 ** Both
32A/380-415V Cut End LSZH 7958 ** Both
30A/480V Hubbell 7959 ** Both
FQC Bracket & Mounting Hdw 7960 ** Both
LC Duplex 6.6 ft Harness 7961 ** Both
60A/250V 3P w/Cut End LSZH 7962 ** Both
60A/250V w/Cut End LSZH 7965 ** Both
Non Raised Floor Support 7998 ** Both
19in Earthquake Kit, RF 8010 ** Both
19in Earthquake Kit, NRF 8011 ** Both
Multi Order Ship Flag 9000 ** Both
Multi Order Rec Only Flag NB 9001 ** Both
Multi Order Rec Only Flag MES 9002 ** MES
RPO Action Flag 9003 ** MES
Downgraded PUs Per Request 9004 ** Both
On Off CoD Act 100 IFL Days 9874 ** MES
On Off CoD Act 100 ICF Days 9875 ** MES
On Off CoD Act 100 CP Days 9876 ** MES
On Off CoD Act 100 zIIP Days 9877 ** MES
On Off CoD Act 100 SAP Days 9878 ** MES
On Off CoD Act IFL Days 9888 ** MES
On Off CoD Act ICF Days 9889 ** MES
On Off COD authorization 9896 ** Both
On Off CoD Act Cap CP Days 9897 ** MES
Perm upgr authorization 9898 ** Both
CIU Activation (Flag) 9899 ** MES
On-Line CoD Buying (Flag) 9900 ** Both
PRC Tokens Auth 9904 ** Both
On Off CoD Act zIIP Day 9908 ** MES
On Off CoD Act. SAP Day 9909 ** MES
CBU authorization 9910 ** Both
CPE authorization 9912 ** Both
OPO Sales authorization 9913 ** Both
1 MSU day 9917 ** MES
100 MSU days 9918 ** MES
10000 MSU days 9919 ** MES
1 IFL day 9920 ** MES
100 IFL days 9921 ** MES
1 ICF day 9922 ** MES
100 ICF days 9923 ** MES
1 zIIP day 9924 ** MES
100 zIIP days 9925 ** MES
1 SAP day 9928 ** MES
100 SAP days 9929 ** MES
SRB Upgrade Authorization 9930 ** Both
Height Reduce Ship 9975 ** Both
Height Reduce for Return 9976 ** MES
Desc Mach type Model Feat num ** EWFe MMMC ind INIT/MES
IBM z14 3906 M01   **   X  
    M02   **   X  
    M03   **   X  
    M04   **   X  
    M05   **   X  
IBM z14 ZR1 3907 ZR1   **   X  
PRC Tokens Auth     9904 **     Both
PRC Tokens     6803 **     Both
PRC Tokens Alteration     6804 **     Both
PRC 1 MSU day     6806 **     Both
PRC 100 MSU days     6807 **     Both
PRC 10000 MSU days     6808 **     Both
PRC 1 IFL day     6809 **     Both
PRC 100 IFL days     6810 **     Both
PRC 1 ICF day     6811 **     Both
PRC 100 ICF days     6812 **     Both
PRC 1 zIIP day     6813 **     Both
PRC 100 zIIP days     6814 **     Both
PRC 1 SAP day     6815 **     Both
PRC 100 SAP days     6816 **     Both
HMC Tower     0062 **     Both
HMC Rack Mount     0063 **     Both
TKE Rack Mount     0087 **     Both
TKE Rack Mount     0088 **     Both
TKE 9.2 LIC     0881 **     Both

Desc Mach type Model Feat num ** EWFe MMMC ind INIT/MES
z14 3906 M01       X  
    M02       X  
    M03       X  
    M04       X  
    M05       X  
z14 ZR1 3907 ZR1       X  
US TAA Compl Indicator     0983 **     Both

Desc Mach type Model Feat num ** EWFe MMMC ind INIT/MES
Site prep/install support 2819 IBF          
Single Internal Battery Unit     3211 **     Both
BTA Water Single Container 2819 BTA 9850 **     Both

Features that may carry forward on an upgrade:

The following features may be retained if they are installed at the time of an upgrade to the IBM z15.

Desc Mach type Model Feat num ** EWFe MMMC ind INIT/MES
IBM z15 8561 T01          
TKE Rack Mount w/4768     0080 **     MES
TKE w/4768     0081 **     MES
HMC     0082 **     MES
HMC Rack Mount     0083 **     MES
TKE Rack Mount     0085 **     MES
TKE     0086 **     MES
HMC Tower     0095 **     MES
HMC Rack Mount     0096 **     MES
HMC Rak KMM     0154 **     Both
TKE Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0156 **     Both
ICA SR fanout     0172 **     Both
Fanout Airflow PCIe     0174 **     Both
FICON Express 8S LX     0409 **     MES
FICON Express 8S SX     0410 **     MES
10 GbE RoCE Express     0411 **     MES
10 GbE RoCE Express2     0412 **     Both
OSA-Express 5S GbE LX     0413 **     Both
OSA-Express 5S GbE SX     0414 **     Both
OSA-Express 5S 10 GbE LR     0415 **     Both
OSA-Express 5S 10 GbE SR     0416 **     Both
OSA-Express 5S 1000 BASE-T     0417 **     Both
FICON Express 16S LX     0418 **     Both
FICON Express 16S SX     0419 **     Both
OSA-Express 6S GbE LX     0422 **     Both
OSA-Express 6S GbE SX     0423 **     Both
OSA-Express 6S 10 GbE LR     0424 **     Both
OSA-Express 6S 10 GbE SR     0425 **     Both
OSA-Express 6S 1000 BASE-T     0426 **     Both
FICON Express 16S+ LX     0427 **     Both
FICON Express 16S+ SX     0428 **     Both
OSA-Express 7S 25 GbE SR     0429 **     MES
25GbE RoCE Express2     0430 **     MES
zHyper Link Express     0431 **     MES
Coupling Express LR     0433 **     Both
Addl smart cards     0884 **     MES
TKE Smart Card Reader     0885 **     MES
Crypto Express 5S     0890 **     MES
TKE Smart Card Reader     0891 **     Both
NXP Smart Card w/FIPS     0892 **     MES
Crypto Express 6S     0893 **     MES
512 GB MEM DIMM (5FEAT)     1631 **     Both

ServiceElect (ESA) charges

For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888- IBM -4343 (426-4343).

Model conversions

From machine type From model To machine type To model Returned parts Continuous maintenance
2964 N30 8561 T01 Y Y
2964 N63 8561 T01 Y Y
2964 N96 8561 T01 Y Y
2964 NC9 8561 T01 Y Y
2964 NE1 8561 T01 Y Y
3906 M01 8561 T01 Y Y
3906 M02 8561 T01 Y Y
3906 M03 8561 T01 Y Y
3906 M04 8561 T01 Y Y
3906 M05 8561 T01 Y Y

Contact your IBM representative for model conversion prices.

Feature conversion purchase price

Contact your IBM representative for feature conversion prices.

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