The IBM z13

IBM Latin America Hardware Announcement LG15-0001
January 14, 2015


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IBM z13™ delivers a data and transaction system reinvented as a system of insight for digital business. Today's announcement extends IBM z Systems™ leadership with:



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New market forces are changing the face of every industry, requiring almost every business to transform. Successful leaders see possibilities by embracing digital business. This means supporting existing clients with new services and offerings, while providing an environment that helps previously underserved businesses and citizens to gain access to products, services, and societal benefits. A successful journey through your transformation requires an underlying IT infrastructure that is efficient, secure, adaptive, and integrated. This IT infrastructure must be designed to handle the explosive growth of increasingly mobile clients and employees, able to leverage new and vast amounts of data, and able to provide deeper real-time insight at the point of the greatest business impact, and it needs to do this with a secure and resilient cloud-ready infrastructure.

Today, along with announcing a new server, the IBM z13, IBM is also announcing a new family name for its System z® server family. IBM System z has been renamed to IBM z Systems. This new name will encompass every IBM Mainframe from S/360 through the new z13, and all future systems. The name change serves to signal evolution of the product line, positioning of expanding capabilities, and the role of the mainframe in the new digital era of IT.

The IBM z13 provides the infrastructure that will help differentiate you as a refined digital business. It offers the capacity and processing power to improve business performance and growth. It helps better protect sensitive transactions to minimize business risk and client exposure, and it helps to deliver on service level agreements for an exceptional customer experience. New economic efficiencies allow the IBM z13 to offer more throughput and capabilities with less impact to the IT budget.

z/OS V2.1 running on IBM z13 sets the groundwork for digital business by providing the foundation you need to support demanding workloads such as operational analytics and clouds alongside your traditional mission-critical applications. z/OS V2.1 continues to support the z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) which can take advantage of simultaneous multithreading. z/OS V2.1 is designed to support the new vector extension facility (SIMD) instructions available on IBM z13 servers to provide a powerful framework for development of new Business Analytics workloads, porting math-intensive workloads from other platforms, and accelerating Business Analytics workloads on IBM z13.

z/OS features many I/O-related enhancements such as extending the reach of workload management into the SAN fabric. With enhancements to management and operations, z/OS V2.1 and z/OS Management Facility V2.1 can help systems administrators and other personnel handle configuration tasks with ease. Recent Mobile Workload Pricing for z/OS can help reduce the cost of growth for mobile transactions processed by programs such as IBM CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS, IMS™, and DB2® for z/OS. Also refer to the preview announcement for z/OS V2.2, Software Announcement LP15-0006, dated January 14, 2015, which describes additional new capabilities that extend the value of the platform.

The new 141-core design delivers massive scale across all workloads and enables cost-saving consolidation opportunities. z/VM® V6.3 has been enhanced to exploit simultaneous multithreading offered on the new processor chip. When running on IBM z13, z/VM supports twice as many processors (up to 64) or as many as 64 threads for Linux workloads. With support for sharing OSA-Express Port Groups across z/VM systems within a central processor complex (CPC), z/VM V6.3 delivers increased optimization of OSA-Express and reduced cost of ownership for IEEE 802.3 Link Aggregation networking environments.

The IBM z13 brings a new approach for enterprise-grade Linux with offerings and capabilities for availability, virtualization with z/VM, and a focus on open standards and architecture with new support of KVM on the mainframe (see Statements of General Direction ). Best of all, many of our clients have IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) and IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) servers, which can be upgraded to the IBM z13 for the greatest levels of investment protection.

Today's announcement extends IBM z Systems leadership with:



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IBM z13

The newest member of the IBM z family, the IBM z13 (z13), is designed from the chip level for data serving and transaction processing. There is unmatched support for data including a strong, fast I/O infrastructure, cache on the processor chip to bring data close to processing power, security and compression capabilities of the coprocessors and I/O features, and the 99.999% data availability design of our coupling technologies. The IBM z13 intelligent design delivers new levels of performance and capacity for large-scale consolidation and growth. The IBM z13 is designed to provide:

The performance advantage

IBM's Large Systems Performance Reference (LSPR) method is designed to provide comprehensive z/Architecture processor capacity ratios for different configurations of Central Processors (CPs) across a wide variety of system control programs and workload environments. For IBM z13, 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 V2.1, the LSPR also contains performance relationships for z/VM and Linux operating environments.

The performance of an IBM z13 (2964) processor is expected to be up to 1.1 times the performance of a zEC12 (2827) based on workload and model. The largest IBM z13 (2964-7E1) is expected to provide up to 1.4 times the capacity of the largest zEC12 (2827-7A1).

The IFL and zIIP processors on the IBM z13 also provide an optional IBM z13 multithreading technology capability; with the multithreading function enabled, the performance capacity of the IFL is expected to be up to 1.3 times the performance capacity of these processors on the zEC12; the performance capacity of the zIIP processors is expected to be up to 1.4 times the performance capacity of these processors on the zEC12.

The LSPR contains the Internal Throughput Rate Ratios (ITRRs) for the IBM z13 and the previous-generation IBM z Systems processor families based upon measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user may experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated.

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

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/lib03060.nsf/pages/lsprindex?OpenDocument

Simultaneous multithreading (SMT)

Incremental throughput is achieved partly because the new processor chip offers intelligently implemented 2-way simultaneous multithreading. Simultaneous multithreading (SMT) allows two active instruction streams per core, each dynamically sharing the core's execution resources. SMT will be available in IBM z13 for workloads running on the Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) and the IBM z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP).

Each software Operating System / Hypervisor has the ability to intelligently drive SMT in a way that is best for its unique requirements. z/OS SMT management consistently drives the cores to high thread density, in an effort to reduce SMT variability and deliver repeatable performance across varying CPU utilization - thus providing more predictable SMT capacity. z/VM SMT management optimizes throughput by spreading a workload over the available cores until it demands the additional SMT capacity.

Next-generation availability

The IBM z13 continues the drive for continuous reliable operation provided by its predecessors with the following Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) improvements:

Flash Express is designed to help improve availability and handling of paging workload spikes when running z/OS V1.13 with the z/OS V1.13 RSM Enablement Offering web deliverable, and this function is integrated in z/OS V2.1. With this support, z/OS is designed to help improve system availability and responsiveness by using Flash Express across transitional workload events such as market openings, and diagnostic data collection. z/OS is also designed to help improve processor performance by supporting middleware exploitation of pageable large (1 MB) pages. Flash Express can also be used in coupling facility images to provide extended capacity and availability for workloads making use of Websphere MQ Shared Queues structures, as previously announced for zEC12. Using Flash Express 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. Flash Express can therefore help organizations meet their most demanding service level agreements enabling them to compete more effectively. Flash Express is designed to be easy to configure, and to provide rapid time to value.

IBM zAware: With IBM zEnterprise EC12 and BC12, IBM introduced a new technology, IBM zAware, based on machine learning developed by IBM Research.

The new version of IBM zAware introduces a new generation of technology with improved analytics to provide better results. The previous version of IBM zAware required message streams with well-formed message IDs; now IBM zAware can process message streams that do not have message IDs. This opens up new possibilities going forward with the ability to handle a broader variety of unstructured data.

IBM zAware delivered on IBM z13 builds on previous IBM zAware function with:

IBM zAware is designed to use near real-time continuous learning algorithms, providing a diagnostics capability intended to help you quickly pinpoint problems, which in turn, can lead to better availability and a more efficient system. IBM zAware uses analytics to intelligently examine z/OS or Linux on z Systems messages to find unusual patterns, inconsistencies, and variations. Large operating system environments can sometimes generate more than 25 million messages per day. This can make manual analysis time-consuming and error-prone when exceptional problems occur. IBM zAware provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) and APIs to help you find message anomalies quickly which can help speed problem resolution when seconds count.

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

The IBM z13 is designed for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ (EAL 5+) certification for security of logical partitions. This means that the IBM z13 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

VISA Format Preserving Encryption (VFPE)

Support for VISA Format Preserving Encryption (VFPE) algorithms in CCA-based callable services. This support will rely on the Crypto Express5S coprocessor. Format Preserving Encryption (FPE) refers to a method of encrypting data such that the resulting cipher-text has the same format and length as the input-clear text. This helps allow legacy databases to contain encrypted data of sensitive fields without having to restructure the database or applications. Supported are functions for the VISA Data Secure Platform (Visa DSP) with Point to Point Encryption technology. Three new Visa DSP-related callable services are added to the CCA API. In addition to VFPE, support for the Visa DSP standard TDES encryption method is also available.

Greater than 16 Domain support

Support to allow a cryptographic coprocessor to be shared across more than 16 domains, up to the maximum number of LPARs on the system. This support relies on enhanced firmware available with a minimum microcode level for the Crypto Express5S coprocessors. With the adjunct processor (AP) extended addressing (APXA) facility installed, the z Systems crypto architecture can support greater than 16 domains in an AP. Customers will have the flexibility of mapping individual LPARs to unique crypto domains or continuing to share crypto domains across LPARs.

Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 8.0 Licensed Internal Code (LIC)

The following functions are planned to be supported in the TKE 8.0 level of LIC:

The Crypto Express5S Coprocessor support: TKE 8.0 is required for managing Crypto Express5S cryptographic coprocessors and manages them through the same Crypto Module notebook functions as previous generations of Cryptographic modules. The configuration migration tasks feature of the TKE is planned to be enhanced to also support the Crypto Express5S coprocessor. You can use TKE 8.0 to collect data from previous generations of Cryptographic modules and apply the data to Crypto Express5S coprocessors.

FIPS Certified Smart Card: A FIPS certified smart card, part number 00JA710, is now included in the smart card reader and additional smart cards optional features. The new smart card part number is 00JA710.

Crypto Coprocessors with more than 16 domains: TKE 8.0 is planned to allow the management of domains beyond the current limit of 16. This support will require the latest levels of code on the IBM z13 to allow more than 16 domains on the Crypto Express5S. This support is only available with z13.

Full function migration wizard for EP11: The full function migration wizard is designed to provide the ability to quickly and accurately collect and apply data to the Crypto Express features configured as EP11 coprocessors. This wizard previously supported CCA, however Crypto Module Group support has been removed: Crypto Module Groups are no longer supported on TKE 8.0. All group management must now be done from a Domain Group.

New master key management functions: TKE 8.0 is planned to allow support of two new master key management functions which are available when managing any type of master key:

  1. Generate a set of master key parts wizard-like feature which allows you to create a new key part for each of the different types of master keys.
  2. Load all new master keys wizard-like feature which allows you to load a new key for each of the different types of master keys.

Smart Card Readers Available indicator: TKE 8.0 is planned to now display a window title that will include information if the smart card readers are available if the application or utility has access to smart card readers.

Configure Displayed Hash Size: TKE 8.0 is planned to support a configuration to allow the administrator to set the display length of certain hash values displayed on the TKE workstation. Hash types that can be affected by this function are: MDC-4, SHA-1, AES-VP, and ENC-ZERO. The Configure Display Hash Size utility is only available when you have signed on with the Privileged Mode Access user ID of ADMIN.

ECC Authority Signature Keys: TKE 8.0 is planned to allow a user to select a key strength of 320-bit ECC key when creating an Authority Signature Key that is to be assigned to an Authority Index on a Crypto Express5S coprocessor. This option is only available when you are creating an Authority Signature key from inside a Crypto Module Notebook of a Crypto Express5S.

Print Capability: TKE 8.0 is planned to have limited print support. The Configure Printers utility allows the administrator to add printers to the TKE. The only printers allowed to be added are printers that have device drivers on the TKE including the GUTENPRINT and HPLIP device driver packages. You will not be able to load your own device drivers.

New Features in the Crypto Node Management (CNM) Utility: The TKE Workstation Setup utility allows you to load and save user roles and profiles. The CNM utility now has stand-alone launch points for these two tasks in the Access Control pull down menu.

ENC-Zero Verification Pattern for 24-byte DES Operational Keys: TKE 8.0 is planned to support an ENC-Zero verification pattern that is computed and displayed with 24-byte DES operational keys.

Usability Enhancements: TKE 8.0 is planned to have many usability enhancements including the ability for users to select a check box that will allow them to change their passphrase on the logon screen for a passphrase profile. Additionally, users can now select multiple items in the Hosts container, Crypto Module Groups container, or Domain Groups container of the main window of the TKE application. If more than one item is selected, you can delete all of the definitions or close all of the hosts or groups at once.

FICON Express16S - a new generation for FICON, zHPF, and FCP

IBM is releasing a new I/O infrastructure that will strengthen the synergy between DS8870 and IBM z Systems, delivering improved, predictable, and repeatable performance, and enhanced resiliency for mission-critical environments. IBM plans to announce the support of this new I/O infrastructure for DS8870 Storage Systems in May of 2015.

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

With the introduction of FICON Express16S on the IBM z13, you now have additional growth opportunities for your Storage Area Network (SAN). FICON Express16S supports a link data rate of 16 gigabits per second (Gbps) and auto-negotiation to 4 or 8 Gbps for synergy with existing switches, directors, and storage devices. With support for native FICON, High Performance FICON for z Systems (zHPF), and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), the IBM z13 server enables you to position your SAN for even higher performance -- helping you to prepare for an end-to-end 16 Gbps infrastructure to meet the lower latency and increased bandwidth demands of your applications.

The new FICON Express16S channel will work with your existing fiber optic cabling environment, both single mode and multimode optical cables. The FICON Express16S feature running at end-to-end 16 Gbs link speeds will provide reduced latency for large read/write operations and increased bandwidth compared to the FICON Express8S feature.

Increased performance for the zHPF protocol: In laboratory measurements using FICON Express16S in an IBM z13 with the zHPF protocol and small data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express16S operating at 16 Gbps achieved a maximum of 93,000 IOs/sec. In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express16S in an IBM z13 with the zHPF protocol and a mix of large sequential read and write data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express16S operating at 16 Gbps achieved a maximum throughput of 2600 MB/sec (reads + writes) compared to a maximum of 1600 MB/sec (reads + writes) achieved with FICON Express8S operating at 8 Gbps. This represents an approximately 63% increase. This performance data was measured in a controlled environment running an I/O driver program under z/OS. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed.

Increased performance for the FCP protocol: A FICON Express16S feature, when defined as CHPID type FCP, conforms to the Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) standard to support attachment of SCSI devices, to complement the classical storage attachment supported by FICON and zHPF channels.

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express16S in an IBM z13 with the FCP protocol for small data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express16S operating at 16 Gbps achieved a maximum of 110,000 IOs/sec, compared to the maximum of 92,000 IOs/sec achieved with FICON Express8S operating at 8 Gbps.

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express16S in an IBM z13 with the FCP protocol and FICON Express16S operating at 16 Gbps, FICON Express16S achieved a maximum throughput of 2560 MB/sec (reads + writes) compared to the maximum of 1600 MB/sec (reads + writes) achieved with FICON Express8S operating at 8 Gbps. This represents approximately a 60% increase. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multi-programming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed.

With the introduction of the FICON Express16S in an IBM z13 operating using the FCP protocol, several recommended and allowable operating characteristic values have increased which will enable additional workload consolidation. Specifically, the recommended maximum number of NPIV hosts defined to any single physical FCP channel has increased from 32 to 64, the allowable maximum number of remote N_Ports a single physical channel can communicate with has increased from 512 to 1024, and the maximum number of LUNs addressable by a single physical channel has increased from 4096 to 8192. In support of these increases, the FCP channels have also been designed to now support 1528 concurrent I/O operations, an increase from the prior generation FCP channel limit of 764.

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

16Gb FICON and FC host adapters on IBM DS8870: Improve SAN performance and resiliency with faster 16Gb Fibre Channel and FICON host adapters on DS8870. For DB2 Log Writes, this new host adapter will help to improve the efficiency of the 16 Gbps zHPF and heritage FICON to reduce large log write latency, resulting in DB2 transactional latency improvements for applications and middleware, including SAP. For managed file transfer with Connect Direct these new host adapters can help to reduce elapsed times. In addition, I/O bound batch jobs will improve lapsed times.

FCP SAN Explorer: A new function is available on the HM through the Problem Determination panels that provides a centralized view of Storage SAN facilities available to an FCP channel. The tool facilitates configuration setting and debug without requiring an operating system to be running. It does require the IBM z13 to have completed an Initial Machine Load (IML) and the partitions of interest to be activated. The tool can also operate concurrently with customer I/O workloads in a nondisruptive manner. It provides an operator with a layered view of the SAN environment. Specifically, device numbers (hosts) assigned to a partition, the fabric zone members available to the host, the remote end port error statistics, the accessible logical unit numbers (LUNs), and basic LUN configuration information can be queried and displayed using this tool. This data can also optionally be exported in CSV format.

Cleaning discipline for FICON Express16S 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. With proper fiber optic cleaning and maintenance, you can be assured 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 cleaning procedures in place.

Enabling the Transition to FICON Express16S with Forward Error Correction (FEC)

FICON Express16S channels running at 16 Gbps can take advantage of Forward Error Correction (FEC) capabilities when connected to devices that support FEC. FEC allows FICON Express16S channels to operate at higher speeds, over longer distances, with reduced power and higher throughput, while retaining the same reliability and robustness that FICON channels have traditionally been known for. FEC is a technique used for controlling errors in data transmission over unreliable or noisy communication channels. When running at 16 Gbps link speeds, clients should see fewer I/O errors, thus easing the transition to the new, high-speed link technologies and reducing the potential impact to production workloads by I/O errors.

Forward Error Correction Codes support on 16Gbps adapters on IBM DS8870: For Peer to Peer Remote Copies, FEC helps to preserve data reliability. This enhancement is designed to provide the equivalent reliability improvement as doubling the optical signal strength.

FICON Dynamic Routing

With the IBM z13 server, FICON channels are no longer restricted to the use of static Storage Area Network (SAN) routing policies for Inter Switch Links (ISLs) for cascaded FICON directors. The z Systems feature that supports dynamic routing in the Storage Area Network (SAN) is called FICON Dynamic Routing (FIDR). It is designed to support the dynamic routing policies provided by the FICON Director manufacturers, for example, Brocade's Exchange Based Routing (EBR) and Cisco's Open Exchange ID Routing (OxID). Check with the switch provider for their support statement.

FICON Dynamic Routing can help clients reduce costs by having the ability to share SANs between their FICON and FCP traffic, improve performance due to SAN dynamic routing policies better exploiting all the available ISL bandwidth through higher utilization of the ISLs, and simplify management of their SAN fabrics due to static routing policies assigning different ISL routes with each power-on-reset which makes the SAN fabric performance difficult to predict.

Clients will need to ensure that all devices in their FICON SAN support FICON Dynamic Routing before they implement this feature.

FICON Dynamic Routing on IBM DS8870 enables clients to use SAN dynamic routing policies across cascaded FICON Directors to simplify configuration and capacity planning, and to provide persistent and repeatable performance and higher resiliency. In Peer to Peer Remote Copy configurations sharing of switches is simplified and hardware costs can be reduced by allowing FICON and FCP to share the same switch infrastructure. IBM's Metro Mirror technology uses FCP as the transport. So, now FICON and Metro Mirror can flow over the same Inter Switch Links (ISLs) and be managed with consistent fabric priority, described below.

Storage Area Network (SAN) Fabric I/O Priority

This new function on the IBM z13 provides the ability for z/OS to specify an I/O priority for the SAN fabric to utilize. This capability allows z/OS to extend the z/OS Work Load Manager (WLM) to manage the SAN fabric, completing the management of the entire end-to-end flow of an I/O operation. WLM will assign an I/O priority consistent with the client-specified goals for the workloads within the supported range of I/O priorities in the SAN fabric. SAN fabric I/O priority is especially useful in circumstances that can lead to SAN fabric contention such as workload spikes and hardware failures to provide additional resilience and allow z/OS WLM to deliver the highest I/O priority to the most important work first.

SAN Fabric Priority on IBM DS8870: IBM will be the first platform to exploit this industry feature with a fully integrated workload management solution provided by z/OS and supported by DS8870. Intelligent access to data and greater efficiencies are reached with SAN Fabric I/O Priority enabled by DS8870. The DS8870 will also propagate the fabric priority for write operations to the resulting Metro Mirror traffic to provide a consistent prioritization with FICON when sharing the same SAN infrastructure and Inter Switch Links (ISLs).

Improved High Performance FICON for z Systems (zHPF) I/O Execution at Distance

High Performance FICON for z Systems (zHPF) has been enhanced to allow all large write operations (> 64 KB) at distances up to 100 km to be executed in a single round trip to the control unit thereby not elongating the I/O service time for these write operations at extended distances.

zHPF Extended Distance II on IBM DS8870: zHPF Extended Distance II allows customers to achieve service level agreements after a disaster or when a storage control unit failure causes a HyperSwap® event. This capability is required especially for GDPS® HyperSwap configurations where the secondary DASD subsystem is in another site. For multi-site configurations, the zHPF Extended Distance II feature can help to reduce the impact of distance on I/O response times, increasing remote data transfer with better performance when writing data remotely (remote site recovery).

Improved Channel Subsystem (CSS) Scalability

The IBM z13 server has improved the channel subsystem (CSS) scalability with support for six logical channel subsystems (LCSSs) which are required to support the eighty five LPARs for IBM z13, four subchannel sets (to support more devices per logical channel subsystem), and 32K devices per FICON channel up from 24K channels in the previous generation.

Additionally, a fourth subchannel set for each logical channel subsystem (LCSS) is provided to facilitate elimination of single points of failure for storage after a disk failure by simplifying the exploitation of IBM's DS8870 Multi-target Metro Mirror storage replication with TPC-R HyperSwap.

z/OS Support for the IBM z13 (z13)

Continued tight integration between hardware and software technologies has become increasingly important to meeting the capacity and performance demands of mission-critical workloads. Accordingly, z/OS exploits many of the new functions and features of IBM z13 including:

IBM z13 systems are supported by z/OS V1.13 (5694-A01) and z/OS Version 2 (5650-ZOS).

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

z/VM Support for the IBM z13 (z13)

With the PTF for APAR VM65577, z/VM provides support that will enable guests to exploit zEC12 function supported by z/VM on the IBM z13 (z13). z/VM support for IBM z13 includes support for:

z/VM SMT support

With the PTF for APAR VM65586, z/VM provides host exploitation support for SMT on IBM z13, which will enable z/VM to dispatch work on up to two threads (logical CPUs) of an IFL processor core. z/VM simultaneous multithreading support is enabled only for IFL processors in a Linux only mode or z/VM mode logical partition.

z/VM exploitation of SMT enables z/VM on z13 to dispatch work on an individual thread of a core, allowing a core to be shared by two guest CPUs or z/VM Control Program tasks. This can result in increased throughput per core from more efficient use of shared core resources.

Simultaneous multithreading support is available on a z/VM system only if the facility is installed on the hardware and enabled on the z/VM system with the MULTITHREADING system configuration statement. The MULTITHREADING statement is optional, and multithreading is disabled if the statement is omitted.

z/VM host simultaneous multithreading exploitation support does not virtualize threads for guest exploitation. However, Linux guests may benefit from the host support because the first level z/VM system is able to achieve higher throughput from the multithreaded IFL cores.

z/VM CPU pools provide a mechanism for limiting the CPU resources consumed by a group of virtual machines to a specific capacity. In an environment without SMT, these capacities are enforced in terms of a number of cores. In an SMT environment, these capacities are enforced in terms of a number of threads. Consequently, it might be necessary to increase the capacities of CPU pools, in order to provide adequate resource to CPU pool members.

Increased z/VM CPU scalability

With the PTF for APAR VM65586, z/VM will support up to 64 logical processors on z13:

z/VM Multi-VSwitch Link Aggregation Support

With the PTFs for APARs VM65583 and PI21053, z/VM V6.3 provides Multi-VSwitch Link Aggregation Support, allowing a port group of OSA-Express features to span multiple virtual switches within a single z/VM system or between multiple z/VM systems. Sharing a Link Aggregation Port Group (LAG) with multiple virtual switches increases optimization and utilization of the OSA-Express when handling larger traffic loads. Higher adapter utilization protects customer investments, which is increasingly important as 10 gigabit deployments become more prevalent. This enhancement makes it possible to do VSwitch Link Aggregation with OSAs shared with other z/VM logical partitions, lifting the previous restriction of requiring dedicated OSAs.

IBM Wave for z/VM (IBM Wave)

IBM Wave allows IT organizations and service providers to simplify and automate the management of virtualized environments beginning with z/VM. Featuring an intelligent content-rich interface to manage Linux virtual servers, IBM Wave's capabilities have been recently enhanced to further simplify operations, drive productivity, and leverage existing skills to help customers efficiently deploy and manage highly virtualized infrastructures.

IBM Wave can help IT organizations manage any combination of z/VM instances: standalone z/VM instances, SSI clusters, or z/VM instances sharing directories, all using a flexible and highly customizable Wave architecture. With recent enhancements, IBM Wave for z/VM now offers enhanced SCSI-only support for managing EDEVs, new support for cross-system virtual server cloning, and LDAP for authentication purposes.

IBM Wave is a comprehensive management tool designed for administrators, operators, system programmers and more. It is now included in several virtualization solutions on z Systems including Enterprise Linux Server, Solution Edition for Enterprise Linux, Enterprise Cloud Systems, and IBM Infrastructure Suite.

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 IBM z13, zEC12, zBC12, z196, and z114 servers, Coupling Facilities, Server Time Protocol (STP), and coupling links (ICA SR, InfiniBand) allows you to harness the power of multiple systems as though they were a single logical computing system.

Coupling links provide a path to transmit/receive Coupling Facility (CF) data as well as Server Time Protocol (STP) timekeeping messages. The CF data may be exchanged between z/OS and the CF or between CFs.

The IBM Integrated Coupling Adapter (ICA SR), introduced on the IBM z13 platform, is a two-port, short distance coupling fanout that utilizes a new coupling channel type: CS5. The ICA SR utilizes PCIe Gen3 technology, with x16 lanes that are bifurcated into x8 lanes for coupling. The ICA SR is designed to drive distances up to 150 m and support a link data rate of 8 GBps. It is also designed to support up to 4 CHPIDs per port and 7 subchannels (devices) per CHPID. The maximum number of ICA SR fanout features is limited to 16 per system.

The ICA SR fanout resides in the PCIe I/O fanout slot on the IBM z13 CPC drawer, which supports 10 PCIe I/O slots. Up to 10 ICA SR fanouts and up to 20 ICA SR ports are supported on an IBM z13 CPC drawer, enabling greater connectivity for short distance coupling on a single processor node compared to prior generations.

The ICA SR can only be used for coupling connectivity between IBM z13 servers, and the ICA SR can only connect to another ICA SR. IBM recommends that you order ICA SR (#0172) on the IBM z13 processors used in a Parallel Sysplex to help ensure coupling connectivity with future processor generations.

The ICA SR fanout requires new cabling. For distances up to 100 m, clients can choose the OM3 fiber type. For distances up to 150 m, clients must choose the OM4 fiber type. Refer to IBM z Systems Planning for Fiber Optic Links (FICON/FCP, Coupling Links, and Open System Adapters), GA23-1407, and to IBM z Systems Maintenance for Fiber Optic Links (FICON/FCP, Coupling Links, and Open System Adapters), SY27-7694, which can be found in the Library section of Resource Link® at

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/svc03100.nsf?OpenDatabase

Refer to the Software requirements section.

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

HCA3-O fanout for 12x InfiniBand: 12x InfiniBand coupling links utilize the Host Channel Adapter 3 optical (HCA3-O) fanout. The HCA3-O fanout has two ports/links and is compatible with the HCA2-O fanout on zEC12, zBC12, z196, or z114 machines. HCA2-O is not supported on IBM z13.

HCA3-O LR fanout for 1x InfiniBand: 1x InfiniBand coupling links utilize the Host Channel Adapter 3 optical long reach (HCA3-O LR) fanout. The HCA3-O LR fanout has four ports/links and is compatible with the HCA2-O LR fanout on zEC12, zBC12, z196, or z114 machines, which has two ports/links. HCA2-O LR is not supported on IBM z13.

Two protocols - 12x IFB and 12x IFB3 - for 12x InfiniBand coupling links

The maximum number of all HCA3 fanout features is limited to 16 per system. Internal coupling links (ICs) can also be used for internal communication between Coupling Facilities (CFs) and z/OS images on the same server.

ISC-3 links are not supported on IBM z13.

Note: The ICA SR and InfiniBand (PSIFB) link data rates do not represent the performance of the link. The actual performance is dependent upon many factors including latency through the adapters, cable lengths, and the type of workload. Systems Lab Services can assist your migration to ICA SR and PSIFB coupling links by providing services to assess the impact of the migration or to assist with the implementation of the migration.

STP - Time Synchronization for Parallel Sysplex

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

STP is a server-wide facility that is implemented in the Licensed Internal Code (LIC), presenting a single view of time to Processor Resource/Systems Manager™ (PR/SM™). STP uses a message-based protocol in which timekeeping information is passed over externally defined coupling links between servers. The 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.

A CTN can be configured in two ways:

The IBM z13 can only participate in an STP-only CTN.

STP Enhancements

Parallel Sysplex Enhancements

Scalability Improvements: As data sharing workloads continue to grow, the Parallel Sysplex infrastructure needs to anticipate the increased requirements for coupling resources. To do this, we have increased configuration limits to support larger data sharing environments. In the Coupling Facility, we have added an availability enhancement that is a scalability enabler for large cache structures.

CICS Transaction Server for z/OS support for IBM z13 (z13)

All in-service releases of IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) will support the z13 hardware. This gives CICS TS customers, at an appropriate level of z/OS, the potential to benefit from facilities of z13, including:

IBM z BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 004

The onsite upgrade to an IBM z BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 004 continues to support workload optimization and integration for zEnterprise. The zBX Model 004 is available as an upgrade from an existing zBX Model 002 or Model 003. The upgrade will decouple the zBX from its controlling CPC and with the addition of redundant Support Elements, it will become a standalone Node within an ensemble. An ensemble must contain a z114, z196, zBC12, zEC12, and/or z13. Once upgraded, any available slots in an existing chassis can be used with the proper entitlements. Environmental options and Optics will be available to support reconfiguration and relocation.

Hardware Management Console (HMC)

Alternative to USB Flash Memory Drive: With the Hardware Management Console 2.13.0, the USB Flash Memory Drive will continue to be supported. However, the Hardware Management Console 2.13.0 will also provide alternative options for each task that currently has an option to utilize a USB Flash Memory Drive, and this will allow customers to eliminate the requirement for USB Flash Memory Drive. These alternatives such as FTP Servers and Remote Browser from workstation will be documented in IBM Knowledge Center. If you prefer no USB Flash Memory Drive usage, select the Feature Code 0845 "Read-Only Media Option" if presented to you during certain eConfig options. Note that these USB Flash Memory Drive options are only available for managed IBM z13 systems. The legacy managed systems (zEC12 or earlier) still have a requirement for the USB Flash Memory Drive.

Discontinuance of System Activity Display Task: With the Hardware Management Console 2.13.0, the System Activity Display task is no longer supported for IBM z13 systems. The Monitors Dashboard task (available since z196) provides equivalent functionality. The System Activity display functionality is available for legacy systems (zEC12 or earlier) which are managed by the Hardware Management Console 2.13.0.

Hardware Management Console Data Replication Versioning: The Hardware Management Console 2.13.0 Data Replication task has added versioning support, and this requires all Hardware Management Consoles to update to the 2.13.0 level in order for Data Replication to replicate data between the Hardware Management Consoles. Any Hardware Management Console at 2.12.1 level or earlier will not be able to perform the data replication with a Hardware Management Console 2.13.0.

Hardware Management Console Time Source Change: The Hardware Management Console 2.13.0 will no longer define its time source using the Add Object Definition. The time source is now defined on the Customize Console Date/Time task. This will provide a clearer identification of all defined time sources including validation of Server Time Protocol (STP) Coordinated Timing Network IDs (CTN IDs).

Trusted Computing: The Hardware Management Console currently validates all licensed internal code delivery and updates onto itself with a digitally signed firmware process. Version 2.13.0 has been enhanced to remove a default option of including boot from media for the Hardware Management Console. This will address some security analysis programs which flag this as an issue.

User Management Dashboard: The Hardware Management Console 2.13.0 has re-engineered user related tasks by establishing a User Management Dashboard task which replaces the following tasks: User Profiles, Customer User Controls, Password Profiles, Manage Enterprise Directory Server Definitions, User Templates, and User ID Patterns. This User Management Dashboard task provides additional functionality such as more granular user management controls and inheritance controls for objects added to groups. It is recommended to look at the Hardware Management Console What's New section in the online help or IBM Knowledge Center to view detailed descriptions for this new task including getting started tutorials for different usage scenarios.

Refer to the Hardware requirements section for a list of HMC system support.

Enhancements to Advanced Workload License Charges

Enhancements to Advanced Workload License Charges and Technology Transition Offerings:

Complementing the announcement of the z13 server IBM is introducing:

Technology Update Pricing for the IBM z13 extends the software price/performance provided by AWLC for z13 servers. The new and revised Transition Charges for Sysplexes programs provide a transition to Technology Update Pricing for the IBM z13 for sysplex customers who have not yet fully migrated to z13 servers. This ensures that aggregation benefits are maintained and also phases in the benefits of Technology Update Pricing for the IBM z13 pricing as customers migrate.

When a z13 server is in an actively coupled Parallel Sysplex or a Loosely Coupled Complex, you may choose either aggregated AWLC pricing or aggregated Parallel Sysplex License Charges (PSLC) pricing, subject to all applicable terms and conditions.

For additional information about software pricing for the z13 server, refer to Software Announcement LP15-0001, dated January 14, 2015, Technology Transition Offerings for the IBM z13 offer price-performance advantages.

When a z13 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, PSLC, MWLC, or the Technology Update Pricing and Transition Charges for Sysplexes TTO offerings, refer to

http://ibm.com/systems/z/resources/swprice/

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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


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The newest member of the IBM z Systems family, the IBM z13, is designed to deliver new levels of performance and capacity for large-scale consolidation and growth. From the microprocessor to the software that exploits it, the IBM z13 is designed enable the digital era for cloud, mobile, and advanced analytics capabilities. Users are able to efficiently store, manage, retrieve, and analyze vast amounts of data for business insight without unnecessary cost or complexity. Additionally, IBM z13 brings trusted security and reliability at every level for critical business processes and applications, and protects data that is the most valuable resource of your business.

Analytics offers the opportunity to anticipate demand and infuse analytics processing into every new solution. A key value is the integration of analytics with business-critical transactions to deliver real-time insights for the next best action, at the most impactful time. Examples are being able to send offers to shoppers based on loyalty status and buying history, or providing up sell or cross sell opportunities, or understanding the potential for fraud when your client's credit card is being used inconsistently with prior purchases or in locations not consistent with the client's physical location. The IBM z13 offers up to 10 TB of RAIM memory, double cache density over zEC12, and double system I/O bandwidth. Both on-chip and feature compression help to serve up more of the right data at the critical point of impact. The IBM z13 is designed for real-time transactional analytics.

Mobile applications are no longer just about consumer applications; they are enabling how we transact business and do our jobs. They are now connected to the Internet of things, gathering data and transacting with not only smartphones, but numerous other devices that sensor and monitor physical conditions, machines, and infrastructure. What used to be a single retail banking transaction that would have involved an account look up and withdrawal, has been transformed into something else, often kicking off ten times or more incremental transactions to improve client experience and offer your business the opportunity to conduct more business. To keep up with the volume and pace of supporting mobile applications, you need a backend infrastructure that is fast, accurate, and secure. IBM z13 has superior scale with up to 141 configurable cores and intelligent I/O with workload management, enhanced error correction capability, and improved recovery. IBM z13 offers next-generation security enhancements including a performance improvement on the Crypto Express5S to support the mobile world. IBM z13 is designed for secure transactional growth.

Everyone is looking for ways to leverage the cloud and to provide greater levels of efficiency through new IT delivery models. City governments can ensure effective administration of citizen services. Universities can provide students virtual desktops with flexible, reliable, and secure access. Insurers can rapidly develop and provide new offerings at lower costs. But challenges exist in scale, speed, and management of cloud deployment. IBM z13 is designed for scaling with up to 30% throughput improvement for Integrated Facility for Linux and up to 40% capacity improvement for IBM z Integrated Information Processor specialty engines using simultaneous multithreading compared to the same processor types on zEC12. IBM z13 delivers the infrastructure with z Systems qualities of service for enterprise-grade Linux on either z/VM or KVM (see Statements of General Direction ). IBM zAware is now available for Linux on z Systems to deliver a creative availability solution to help maximize service levels. IBM z13 is committed to open standards and has enhanced sharing of I/O and networking features. Implementation of the new GDPS Appliance for Linux (see Statements of General Direction ) offers business continuity in support of cloud. IBM z13 enables the rapid and flexible development and delivery of new offerings and is designed for efficiency and trusted cloud services.

IBM z13 continues to provide heterogeneous platform investment protection with the updated IBM z BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 004 and IBM z Unified Resource Manager. Enhancements to the zBX include the uncoupling of the zBX from the server and installing redundant Support Elements (SEs) into the zBX. zBX Model 002 and Model 003 can be upgraded to the zBX Model 004.



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IBM plans to accept for review certification requests from cryptography providers by the end of 2015, and intends to support the use of cryptography algorithms and equipment from providers meeting IBM's certification requirements in conjunction with z/OS and z Systems processors in specific countries. This is expected to make it easier for customers to meet the cryptography requirements of local governments.

KVM offering for IBM z Systems: In addition to the continued investment in z/VM, IBM intends to support a Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) offering for z Systems that will host Linux on z Systems guest virtual machines. The KVM offering will be software that can be installed on z Systems processors like an operating system and can co-exist with z/VM virtualization environments, z/OS, Linux on z Systems, z/VSE, and z/TPF. The KVM offering will be optimized for z Systems architecture and will provide standard Linux and KVM interfaces for operational control of the environment, as well as providing the required technical enablement for OpenStack for virtualization management, allowing enterprises to easily integrate Linux servers into their existing infrastructure and cloud offerings.

In the first half of 2015, IBM intends to deliver a GDPS/Peer to Peer Remote Copy (GDPS/PPRC) multiplatform resiliency capability for customers who do not run the z/OS operating system in their environment. This solution is intended to provide IBM z Systems customers who run z/VM and their associated guests, for instance, Linux on z Systems, with similar high availability and disaster recovery benefits to those who run on z/OS. This solution will be applicable for any IBM z Systems announced after and including the zBC12 and zEC12.

Enhanced RACF® password encryption algorithm for z/VM: In a future deliverable an enhanced RACF/VM password encryption algorithm is planned This support will be designed to provide improved cryptographic strength using AES-based encryption in RACF/VM password algorithm processing. This planned design is intended to provide better protection for encrypted RACF password data in the event that a copy of RACF database becomes inadvertently accessible.

IBM intends that a future release of IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS will support 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 (Java 8). This support will enable the use of new facilities delivered by IBM z13 which are exploited by Java 8, including Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) instructions for vector operations and simultaneous multithreading (SMT).

z/VM support for Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD): In a future deliverable IBM intends to deliver support to enable z/VM guests to exploit the Vector Facility for z/Architecture (SIMD).

IBM intends to provide support for the Read Diagnostic Parameters Extended Link Service command for fiber channel SANs as defined in the T11.org FC-LS-3 draft standard. Support for the Read Diagnostic Parameters Extended Link Service command is intended to improve SAN reliability and fault isolation.

Removal of support for Expanded Storage (XSTORE): z/VM V6.3 is the last z/VM release that will support Expanded Storage (XSTORE) for either host or guest usage. The IBM z13 server family will be the last z Systems server to support Expanded Storage (XSTORE).

The IBM z13 will be the last z Systems server to support running an operating system in ESA/390 architecture mode; all future systems will only support operating systems running in z/Architecture mode. This applies to operating systems running native on PR/SM as well as operating systems running as second level guests. IBM operating systems that run in ESA/390 mode are either no longer in service or only currently available with extended service contracts, and they will not be usable on systems beyond IBM z13. However, all 24-bit and 31-bit problem-state application programs originally written to run on the ESA/390 architecture will be unaffected by this change.

Stabilization of z/VM V6.2 support: The IBM z13 server family is planned to be the last z Systems server supported by z/VM V6.2 and the last z systems server that will be supported where z/VM V6.2 is running as a guest (second level). This is in conjunction with the statement of direction that the IBM z13 server family will be the last to support ESA/390 architecture mode, which z/VM V6.2 requires. z/VM V6.2 will continue to be supported until December 31, 2016, as announced in Withdrawal Announcement LP14-0023, dated February 04, 2014.

Product Delivery of z/VM on DVD/Electronic only: z/VM V6.3 will be the last release of z/VM that will be available on tape. Subsequent releases will be available on DVD or electronically.

Removal of support for Classic Style User Interface on the Hardware Management Console and Support Element: The IBM z13 will be the last z Systems server to support Classic Style User Interface. In the future, user interface enhancements will be focused on the Tree Style User Interface.

Removal of support for the Hardware Management Console Common Infrastructure Model (CIM) Management Interface: IBM z13 will be the last z Systems server to support the Hardware Console Common Infrastructure module (CIM) Management Interface. The Hardware Management Console Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and Web Services Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) will continue to be supported.

The IBM z13 will be the last z Systems server to support FICON Express8 channels: IBM z13 will be the last high-end server to support FICON Express8. Enterprises should begin migrating from FICON Express8 channel features (#3325, #3326) to FICON Express16S channel features (#0418, #0419). FICON Express8 will not be supported on future high-end z Systems servers as carry forward on an upgrade.

The IBM z13 server will be the last z Systems server to offer ordering of FICON Express8S channel features. Enterprises that have 2 Gb device connectivity requirements must carry forward these channels.

Removal of an option for the way shared logical processors are managed under PR/SM LPAR: The IBM z13 will be the last high-end server to support selection of the option to "Do not end the timeslice if a partition enters a wait state" when the option to set a processor run time value has been previously selected in the CPC RESET profile. The CPC RESET profile applies to all shared logical partitions on the machine, and is not selectable by logical partition.

The IBM z13 will be the last generation of z Systems hardware servers to support configuring OSN CHPID types. OSN CHPIDs are used to communicate between an operating system instance running in one logical partition and the IBM Communication Controller for Linux on z Systems (CCL) product in another logical partition on the same CPC. See Withdrawal Announcement LP14-0624, dated December 02, 2014, for details regarding withdrawal from marketing for the CCL product.

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



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Refer to Hardware Announcement LG12-0215, dated August 28, 2012.



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                                Machine
Description                     Type     Model  Feature

IBM z13                         2964     N30
                                         N63
                                         N96
                                         NC9
                                         NE1
 
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
 

HMC w/Dual EN                                   0092
HMC Rack Mount                                  0094
 
1 CPE Capacity Unit                             0116
100 CPE Capacity Unit                           0117
10000 CPE Capacity Unit                         0118
1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL                         0119
100 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL                       0120
1 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF                         0121
100 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF                       0122
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP                        0125
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP                      0126
1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP                         0127
100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP                       0128
 
A Fr Radiator                                   4027
A Fr Water                                      4028
 
I/O Cage Full Card Airflow                      0114
Fanout Airflow                                  0165
HCA3-O LR fanout for 1x IFB                     0170
HCA3-O fanout for 12x IFB                       0171
ICA SR fanout                                   0172
PCIe fanout Gen3                                0173
Fanout airflow PCIe                             0174
 
Manage FW Suite                                 0019
Automate FW Suite                               0020
Ensemble membership                             0025
 
IBM zAware                                      0011
IBM zAware 10 pack                              1010
IBM zAware DR 10 pack                           1011
 
PCIe Interconnect Gen3                          0401
Flash Express                                   0402
Flash Express                                   0403
FICON Express8S 10Km LX                         0409
FICON Express8S SX                              0410
10 GbE RoCE Express                             0411
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
zEDC Express                                    0420
 
Month Indicator                                 0660
Day Indicator                                   0661
Hour Indicator                                  0662
Minute Indicator                                0663
 
Read-Only Media Option                          0845
TKE workstation                                 0847
4767 TKE Crypto Adapter                         0894
32GB USB backup media                           0848
TKE 8.0 LIC                                     0877
Crypto Express5S                                0890
TKE Smart Card Reader                           0891
TKE addl smart cards                            0892
 
UID Label for DoD                               0998
STP Enablement                                  1021
EMEA Special Operations                         1022
 
16 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat)                          1610
32 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat)                          1611
64 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat)                          1612
128 GB Mem DIMM(5/feat)                         1613
 
LICCC Ship Via Net Ind                          1750
32GB FTR Converted memory                       1897
32GB Memory Capacity Incr                       1898
16GB Memory Capacity Incr                       1899
16GB FTR Converted memory                       1900
32GB Preplanned memory                          1990
16GB Preplanned memory                          1996
Line Cord Plan Ahead                            2000
 
64 GB Memory                                    2427
96 GB Memory                                    2429
128 GB Memory                                   2431
160 GB Memory                                   2433
192 GB Memory                                   2435
256 GB Memory                                   2439
320 GB Memory                                   2441
384 GB Memory                                   2443
448 GB Memory                                   2445
544 GB Memory                                   2484
640 GB Memory                                   2485
736 GB Memory                                   2486
832 GB Memory                                   2487
928 GB Memory                                   2488
1056 GB Memory                                  2489
1184 GB Memory                                  2490
1312 GB Memory                                  2491
1440 GB Memory                                  2492
1696 GB Memory                                  2493
1952 GB Memory                                  2494
2208 GB Memory                                  2495
2464 GB Memory                                  2496
 
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
 
Flat Panel Display                              6096
Balanced Power Plan Ahead                       3003
BPD Pair                                        3010
BPR Pair                                        3011
Internal Battery IBF                            3214
Fill and Drain Kit                              3380
Fill and Drain adapter kit                      3379
Universal Lift Tool/Ladder                      3105
Universal Lift Tool upgr kit                    3103
Serv Docs Optional Print                        0033
CPACF Enablement                                3863
I/O Drawer                                      4008
PCIe I/O Drawer                                 4012
 
14ft Water Hose                                 7801
FQC Bracket & Mounting Hdw                      7929
LC Duplex 6.6ft Harnesses                       7930
LC Duplex 8.5ft Harness                         7931
LC Duplex 12ft Harness                          7936
Top Exit I/O Cabling                            7942
Side Covers                                     7949
Non Raised Floor Support                        7998
4-in-1 Bolt Down Kit                            8018
3-in-1 Bolt Down Kit-W                          8019
Bolt Down Kit NRF                               8020
 
14ft 380-570V DC cut TE cd                      8948
14ft LoV 3ph cut TE cord                        8949
14ft HiV 3ph cut TE cord                        8951
14ft 380-570V DC cut cord                       8965
14ft LoV 3ph cut line cord                      8982
14ft HiV 3ph cut line cord                      8988
14ft 200-240V 3ph cut-LSZH                      8996
14ft HiV 3ph cut line-LSZH                      8998

 
Multi Order Ship Flag                           9000
Multi Order Rec Only-NB                         9001
Multi Order Rec Only-MES                        9002
RPO Action Flag                                 9003
Downgraded PUs Per Request                      9004
On/Off CoD Act IFL Day                          9888
On/Off CoD Act ICF Day                          9889
On/Off CoD authorization                        9896
On/Off CoD Act Cap CP Day                       9897
Perm upgr authorization                         9898
CIU Activation (Flag)                           9899
On Line CoD Buying (Flag)                       9900
On/Off CoD Act zIIP Day                         9908
On/Off CoD Act SAP Day                          9909
CBU authorization                               9910
CPE authorization                               9912
OPO sales authorization                         9913
1 MSU day                                       9917
100 MSU days                                    9918
10000 MSU days                                  9919
1 IFL day                                       9920
100 IFL days                                    9921
1 ICF day                                       9922
100 ICF days                                    9923
1 zIIP day                                      9924
100 zIIP days                                   9925
1 SAP day                                       9928
100 SAP days                                    9929
Weight Distribution Kit                         9970
Height Reduce Ship                              9975
Height Reduce for Return                        9976
 
CP4                                             1915
CP5                                             1916
CP6                                             1917
CP7                                             1918
IFL                                             1919
ICF                                             1920
SAP (optional)                                  1921
zIIP                                            1922
Unassigned IFL                                  1923
 
Additional CBU Test                             6805
Total CBU Years Ordered                         6817
CBU Records Ordered                             6818
Single CBU CP-Year                              6820
25 CBU CP-Year                                  6821
Single CBU IFL-Year                             6822
25 CBU IFL-Year                                 6823
Single CBU ICF-Year                             6824
25 CBU ICF-Year                                 6825
Single CBU 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
 
0-Way Processor CP4                             8100
1-Way Processor CP4                             8101
2-Way Processor CP4                             8102
3-Way Processor CP4                             8103
4-Way Processor CP4                             8104
5-Way Processor CP4                             8105
6-Way Processor CP4                             8106
7-Way Processor CP4                             8107
8-Way Processor CP4                             8108
9-Way Processor CP4                             8109
10-Way Processor CP4                            8110
11-Way Processor CP4                            8111
12-Way Processor CP4                            8112
13-Way Processor CP4                            8113
14-Way Processor CP4                            8114
15-Way Processor CP4                            8115
16-Way Processor CP4                            8116
17-Way Processor CP4                            8117
18-Way Processor CP4                            8118
19-Way Processor CP4                            8119
20-Way Processor CP4                            8120
21-Way Processor CP4                            8121
22-Way Processor CP4                            8122
23-Way Processor CP4                            8123
24-Way Processor CP4                            8124
25-Way Processor CP4                            8125
26-Way Processor CP4                            8126
27-Way Processor CP4                            8127
28-Way Processor CP4                            8128
29-Way Processor CP4                            8129
30-Way Processor CP4                            8130
 
1-Way Processor CP5                             8131
2-Way Processor CP5                             8132
3-Way Processor CP5                             8133
4-Way Processor CP5                             8134
5-Way Processor CP5                             8135
6-Way Processor CP5                             8136
7-Way Processor CP5                             8137
8-Way Processor CP5                             8138
9-Way Processor CP5                             8139
10-Way Processor CP5                            8140
11-Way Processor CP5                            8141
12-Way Processor CP5                            8142
13-Way Processor CP5                            8143
14-Way Processor CP5                            8144
15-Way Processor CP5                            8145
16-Way Processor CP5                            8146
17-Way Processor CP5                            8147
18-Way Processor CP5                            8148
19-Way Processor CP5                            8149
20-Way Processor CP5                            8150
21-Way Processor CP5                            8151
22-Way Processor CP5                            8152
23-Way Processor CP5                            8153
24-Way Processor CP5                            8154
25-Way Processor CP5                            8155
26-Way Processor CP5                            8156
27-Way Processor CP5                            8157
28-Way Processor CP5                            8158
29-Way Processor CP5                            8159
30-Way Processor CP5                            8160
1-Way Processor CP6                             8161
2-Way Processor CP6                             8162
3-Way Processor CP6                             8163
4-Way Processor CP6                             8164
5-Way Processor CP6                             8165
6-Way Processor CP6                             8166
7-Way Processor CP6                             8167
8-Way Processor CP6                             8168
9-Way Processor CP6                             8169
10-Way Processor CP6                            8170
11-Way Processor CP6                            8171
12-Way Processor CP6                            8172
13-Way Processor CP6                            8173
14-Way Processor CP6                            8174
15-Way Processor CP6                            8175
16-Way Processor CP6                            8176
17-Way Processor CP6                            8177
18-Way Processor CP6                            8178
19-Way Processor CP6                            8179
20-Way Processor CP6                            8180
21-Way Processor CP6                            8181
22-Way Processor CP6                            8182
23-Way Processor CP6                            8183
24-Way Processor CP6                            8184
25-Way Processor CP6                            8185
26-Way Processor CP6                            8186
27-Way Processor CP6                            8187
28-Way Processor CP6                            8188
29-Way Processor CP6                            8189
30-Way Processor CP6                            8190
1-Way Processor CP7                             8191
2-Way Processor CP7                             8192
3-Way Processor CP7                             8193
4-Way Processor CP7                             8194
5-Way Processor CP7                             8195
6-Way Processor CP7                             8196
7-Way Processor CP7                             8197
8-Way Processor CP7                             8198
9-Way Processor CP7                             8199
10-Way Processor CP7                            8200
11-Way Processor CP7                            8201
12-Way Processor CP7                            8202
13-Way Processor CP7                            8203
14-Way Processor CP7                            8204
15-Way Processor CP7                            8205
16-Way Processor CP7                            8206
17-Way Processor CP7                            8207
18-Way Processor CP7                            8208
19-Way Processor CP7                            8209
20-Way Processor CP7                            8210
21-Way Processor CP7                            8211
22-Way Processor CP7                            8212
23-Way Processor CP7                            8213
24-Way Processor CP7                            8214
25-Way Processor CP7                            8215
26-Way Processor CP7                            8216
27-Way Processor CP7                            8217
28-Way Processor CP7                            8218
29-Way Processor CP7                            8219
30-Way Processor CP7                            8220
 
400 Capacity Marker                             9492
401 Capacity Marker                             9493
402 Capacity Marker                             9494
403 Capacity Marker                             9495
404 Capacity Marker                             9496
405 Capacity Marker                             9497
406 Capacity Marker                             9498
407 Capacity Marker                             9499
408 Capacity Marker                             9500
409 Capacity Marker                             9501
410 Capacity Marker                             9502
411 Capacity Marker                             9503
412 Capacity Marker                             9504
413 Capacity Marker                             9505
414 Capacity Marker                             9506
415 Capacity Marker                             9507
416 Capacity Marker                             9508
417 Capacity Marker                             9509
418 Capacity Marker                             9510
419 Capacity Marker                             9511
420 Capacity Marker                             9512
421 Capacity Marker                             9513
422 Capacity Marker                             9514
423 Capacity Marker                             9515
424 Capacity Marker                             9516
425 Capacity Marker                             9517
426 Capacity Marker                             9518
427 Capacity Marker                             9519
428 Capacity Marker                             9520
429 Capacity Marker                             9521
430 Capacity Marker                             9522
501 Capacity Marker                             9523
502 Capacity Marker                             9524
503 Capacity Marker                             9525
504 Capacity Marker                             9526
505 Capacity Marker                             9527
506 Capacity Marker                             9528
507 Capacity Marker                             9529
508 Capacity Marker                             9530
509 Capacity Marker                             9531
510 Capacity Marker                             9532
511 Capacity Marker                             9533
512 Capacity Marker                             9534
513 Capacity Marker                             9535
514 Capacity Marker                             9536
515 Capacity Marker                             9537
516 Capacity Marker                             9538
517 Capacity Marker                             9539
518 Capacity Marker                             9540
519 Capacity Marker                             9541
520 Capacity Marker                             9542
521 Capacity Marker                             9543
522 Capacity Marker                             9544
523 Capacity Marker                             9545
524 Capacity Marker                             9546
525 Capacity Marker                             9547
526 Capacity Marker                             9548
527 Capacity Marker                             9549
528 Capacity Marker                             9550
529 Capacity Marker                             9551
530 Capacity Marker                             9552
601 Capacity Marker                             9553
602 Capacity Marker                             9554
603 Capacity Marker                             9555
604 Capacity Marker                             9556
605 Capacity Marker                             9557
606 Capacity Marker                             9558
607 Capacity Marker                             9559
608 Capacity Marker                             9560
609 Capacity Marker                             9561
610 Capacity Marker                             9562
611 Capacity Marker                             9563
612 Capacity Marker                             9564
613 Capacity Marker                             9565
614 Capacity Marker                             9566
615 Capacity Marker                             9567
616 Capacity Marker                             9568
617 Capacity Marker                             9569
618 Capacity Marker                             9570
619 Capacity Marker                             9571
620 Capacity Marker                             9572
621 Capacity Marker                             9573
622 Capacity Marker                             9574
623 Capacity Marker                             9575
624 Capacity Marker                             9576
625 Capacity Marker                             9577
626 Capacity Marker                             9578
627 Capacity Marker                             9579
628 Capacity Marker                             9580
629 Capacity Marker                             9581
630 Capacity Marker                             9582
701 Capacity Marker                             9583
702 Capacity Marker                             9584
703 Capacity Marker                             9585
704 Capacity Marker                             9586
705 Capacity Marker                             9587
706 Capacity Marker                             9588
707 Capacity Marker                             9589
708 Capacity Marker                             9590
709 Capacity Marker                             9591
710 Capacity Marker                             9592
711 Capacity Marker                             9593
712 Capacity Marker                             9594
713 Capacity Marker                             9595
714 Capacity Marker                             9596
715 Capacity Marker                             9597
716 Capacity Marker                             9598
717 Capacity Marker                             9599
718 Capacity Marker                             9600
719 Capacity Marker                             9601
720 Capacity Marker                             9602
721 Capacity Marker                             9603
722 Capacity Marker                             9604
723 Capacity Marker                             9605
724 Capacity Marker                             9606
725 Capacity Marker                             9607
726 Capacity Marker                             9608
727 Capacity Marker                             9609
728 Capacity Marker                             9610
729 Capacity Marker                             9611
730 Capacity Marker                             9612
 
IBM z13                         2964     N30
Model N30 - Air Cooled                          1033
Model N30 - Water Cooled                        1038
 
IBM z13                         2964     N63
Model N63 - Air Cooled                          1034
Model N63 - Water Cooled                        1039
 
IBM z13                         2964     N96
Model N96 - Air Cooled                          1035
Model N96 - Water Cooled                        1040
 
IBM z13                         2964     NC9
Model NC9 - Air Cooled                          1036
Model NC9 - Water Cooled                        1041
 
IBM z13                         2964     NE1
Model NE1 - Air Cooled                          1037
Model NE1 - Water Cooled                        1042
 
IBM z13                         2964     N63
                                         N96
                                         NC9
                                         NE1
2720 GB Memory                                  2497
2976 GB Memory                                  2498
3232 GB Memory                                  2499
3488 GB Memory                                  2500
3744 GB Memory                                  2501
4000 GB Memory                                  2502
4256 GB Memory                                  2503
4512 GB Memory                                  2504
4768 GB Memory                                  2505
5024 GB Memory                                  2506
 
31-Way Processor CP7                            8221
32-Way Processor CP7                            8222
33-Way Processor CP7                            8223
34-Way Processor CP7                            8224
35-Way Processor CP7                            8225
36-Way Processor CP7                            8226
37-Way Processor CP7                            8227
38-Way Processor CP7                            8228
39-Way Processor CP7                            8229
40-Way Processor CP7                            8230
41-Way Processor CP7                            8231
42-Way Processor CP7                            8232
43-Way Processor CP7                            8233
44-Way Processor CP7                            8234
45-Way Processor CP7                            8235
46-Way Processor CP7                            8236
47-Way Processor CP7                            8237
48-Way Processor CP7                            8238
49-Way Processor CP7                            8239
50-Way Processor CP7                            8240
51-Way Processor CP7                            8241
52-Way Processor CP7                            8242
53-Way Processor CP7                            8243
54-Way Processor CP7                            8244
55-Way Processor CP7                            8245
56-Way Processor CP7                            8246
57-Way Processor CP7                            8247
58-Way Processor CP7                            8248
59-Way Processor CP7                            8249
60-Way Processor CP7                            8250
61-Way Processor CP7                            8251
62-Way Processor CP7                            8252
63-Way Processor CP7                            8253
 
731 Capacity Marker                             9613
732 Capacity Marker                             9614
733 Capacity Marker                             9615
734 Capacity Marker                             9616
735 Capacity Marker                             9617
736 Capacity Marker                             9618
737 Capacity Marker                             9619
738 Capacity Marker                             9620
739 Capacity Marker                             9621
740 Capacity Marker                             9622
741 Capacity Marker                             9623
742 Capacity Marker                             9624
743 Capacity Marker                             9625
744 Capacity Marker                             9626
745 Capacity Marker                             9627
746 Capacity Marker                             9628
747 Capacity Marker                             9629
748 Capacity Marker                             9630
749 Capacity Marker                             9631
750 Capacity Marker                             9632
751 Capacity Marker                             9633
752 Capacity Marker                             9634
753 Capacity Marker                             9635
754 Capacity Marker                             9636
755 Capacity Marker                             9637
756 Capacity Marker                             9638
757 Capacity Marker                             9639
758 Capacity Marker                             9640
759 Capacity Marker                             9641
760 Capacity Marker                             9642
761 Capacity Marker                             9643
762 Capacity Marker                             9644
763 Capacity Marker                             9645
 
IBM z13                         2964     N96
                                         NC9
                                         NE1
5288 GB Memory                                  2507
5536 GB Memory                                  2508
5792 GB Memory                                  2509
6048 GB Memory                                  2510
6560 GB Memory                                  2511
7072 GB Memory                                  2512
7584 GB Memory                                  2513
64-Way Processor CP7                            8254
65-Way Processor CP7                            8255
66-Way Processor CP7                            8256
67-Way Processor CP7                            8257
68-Way Processor CP7                            8258
69-Way Processor CP7                            8259
70-Way Processor CP7                            8260
71-Way Processor CP7                            8261
72-Way Processor CP7                            8262
73-Way Processor CP7                            8263
74-Way Processor CP7                            8264
75-Way Processor CP7                            8265
76-Way Processor CP7                            8266
77-Way Processor CP7                            8267
78-Way Processor CP7                            8268
79-Way Processor CP7                            8269
80-Way Processor CP7                            8270
81-Way Processor CP7                            8271
82-Way Processor CP7                            8272
83-Way Processor CP7                            8273
84-Way Processor CP7                            8274
85-Way Processor CP7                            8275
86-Way Processor CP7                            8276
87-Way Processor CP7                            8277
88-Way Processor CP7                            8278
89-Way Processor CP7                            8279
90-Way Processor CP7                            8280
91-Way Processor CP7                            8281
92-Way Processor CP7                            8282
93-Way Processor CP7                            8283
94-Way Processor CP7                            8284
95-Way Processor CP7                            8285
96-Way Processor CP7                            8286
 
764 Capacity Marker                             9646
765 Capacity Marker                             9647
766 Capacity Marker                             9648
767 Capacity Marker                             9649
768 Capacity Marker                             9650
769 Capacity Marker                             9651
770 Capacity Marker                             9652
771 Capacity Marker                             9653
772 Capacity Marker                             9654
773 Capacity Marker                             9655
774 Capacity Marker                             9656
775 Capacity Marker                             9657
776 Capacity Marker                             9658
777 Capacity Marker                             9659
778 Capacity Marker                             9660
779 Capacity Marker                             9661
780 Capacity Marker                             9662
781 Capacity Marker                             9663
782 Capacity Marker                             9664
783 Capacity Marker                             9665
784 Capacity Marker                             9666
785 Capacity Marker                             9667
786 Capacity Marker                             9668
787 Capacity Marker                             9669
788 Capacity Marker                             9670
789 Capacity Marker                             9671
790 Capacity Marker                             9672
791 Capacity Marker                             9673
792 Capacity Marker                             9674
793 Capacity Marker                             9675
794 Capacity Marker                             9676
795 Capacity Marker                             9677
796 Capacity Marker                             9678
 
IBM z13                         2964     NC9
                                         NE1
8096 GB Memory                                  2514
8608 GB Memory                                  2515
9120 GB Memory                                  2516
9632 GB Memory                                  2517
10144 GB Memory                                 2518
97-Way Processor CP7                            8287
98-Way Processor CP7                            8288
99-Way Processor CP7                            8289
100-Way Processor CP7                           8290
101-Way Processor CP7                           8291
102-Way Processor CP7                           8292
103-Way Processor CP7                           8293
104-Way Processor CP7                           8294
105-Way Processor CP7                           8295
106-Way Processor CP7                           8296
107-Way Processor CP7                           8297
108-Way Processor CP7                           8298
109-Way Processor CP7                           8299
110-Way Processor CP7                           8300
111-Way Processor CP7                           8301
112-Way Processor CP7                           8302
113-Way Processor CP7                           8303
114-Way Processor CP7                           8304
115-Way Processor CP7                           8305
116-Way Processor CP7                           8306
117-Way Processor CP7                           8307
118-Way Processor CP7                           8308
119-Way Processor CP7                           8309
120-Way Processor CP7                           8310
121-Way Processor CP7                           8311
122-Way Processor CP7                           8312
123-Way Processor CP7                           8313
124-Way Processor CP7                           8314
125-Way Processor CP7                           8315
126-Way Processor CP7                           8316
127-Way Processor CP7                           8317
128-Way Processor CP7                           8318
129-Way Processor CP7                           8319
 
797 Capacity Marker                             9679
798 Capacity Marker                             9680
799 Capacity Marker                             9681
7100 Capacity Marker                            9682
7101 Capacity Marker                            9683
7102 Capacity Marker                            9684
7103 Capacity Marker                            9685
7104 Capacity Marker                            9686
7105 Capacity Marker                            9687
7106 Capacity Marker                            9688
7107 Capacity Marker                            9689
7108 Capacity Marker                            9690
7109 Capacity Marker                            9691
7110 Capacity Marker                            9692
7111 Capacity Marker                            9693
7112 Capacity Marker                            9694
7113 Capacity Marker                            9695
7114 Capacity Marker                            9696
7115 Capacity Marker                            9697
7116 Capacity Marker                            9698
7117 Capacity Marker                            9699
7118 Capacity Marker                            9700
7119 Capacity Marker                            9701
7120 Capacity Marker                            9702
7121 Capacity Marker                            9703
7122 Capacity Marker                            9704
7123 Capacity Marker                            9705
7124 Capacity Marker                            9706
7125 Capacity Marker                            9707
7126 Capacity Marker                            9708
7127 Capacity Marker                            9709
7128 Capacity Marker                            9710
7129 Capacity Marker                            9711
 
IBM z13                         2964     NE1
130-Way Processor CP7                           8320
131-Way Processor CP7                           8321
132-Way Processor CP7                           8322
133-Way Processor CP7                           8323
134-Way Processor CP7                           8324
135-Way Processor CP7                           8325
136-Way Processor CP7                           8326
137-Way Processor CP7                           8327
138-Way Processor CP7                           8328
139-Way Processor CP7                           8329
140-Way Processor CP7                           8330
141-Way Processor CP7                           8331
 
7130 Capacity Marker                            9712
7131 Capacity Marker                            9713
7132 Capacity Marker                            9714
7133 Capacity Marker                            9715
7134 Capacity Marker                            9716
7135 Capacity Marker                            9717
7136 Capacity Marker                            9718
7137 Capacity Marker                            9719
7138 Capacity Marker                            9720
7139 Capacity Marker                            9721
7140 Capacity Marker                            9722
7141 Capacity Marker                            9723
 
 
                              Machine
Description                   Type     Model  Feature
 
zBX                           2458      004
zBX model 004                                   0512
Service Docs Optional Print                     0033
HMC                                             0092
HMC rack mounted                                0094
SE 1U                                           0600
Power 3Ph delta w/cord                          0520
Power w/o cord                                  0521
60A/208V 1Ph Cord                               0531
63A/230V 1Ph Cord                               0532
32A/380-415V 3Ph Y Cord                         0533
Rear door heat exchanger                        0540
Acoustic rear door                              0543
Top exit                                        0545
DataPower blade                                 0611
Pwr blade enablement                            0612
System x blade enablement                       0613
Processor Blade Filler                          0618
Rack filler panel 1U                            0341
 
3200mm cat6 cable                               0625
10GbE 1m SFP cable                              0626
10GbE 3m SFP cable                              0627
10GbE 7m SFP cable                              0628
10GbE LR 10km SFP+                              0632
10GbE SR SFP+                                   0633
1000BASE-LX 1310nm 10km SFP                     0634
1000BASE-SX 850nm 550m SFP                      0635
 
Manage FW suite                                 0019
Automate FW suite                               0020
Manage FW Pwr blade                             0178
Automate FW Pwr blade                           0179
Manage FW System x blade                        0182
Automate FW System x blade                      0183
Manage FW DP blade                              0184
Automate FW DP blade                            0185
 
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
 
Month indicator                                 0660
Day indicator                                   0661
Hour indicator                                  0662
Minute indicator                                0663
 
Read-Only Media Option                          0845
32GB backup media                               0848
Flat panel display                              6096
RPO action flag                                 9003
 
 
                              Machine
Description                   Type     Model  Feature
 
IBM zEnterprise EC12          2827
                                       H20
                                       H43
                                       H66
                                       H89
                                       HA1
TKE 8.0 LIC                                     0877
TKE workstation                                 0847
TKE Smart Card Reader                           0891
TKE addl smart cards                            0892
4767 TKE Crypto Adapter                         0894
Fill and Drain Kit                              3380
Fill and Drain adapter kit                      3379
Universal Lift Tool/Ladder                      3105
Universal Lift Tool upgr kit                    3103
  
 
                              Machine
Description                   Type     Model  Feature

IBM zEnterprise BC12          2828
                                       H06
                                       H13
TKE 8.0 LIC                                     0877
TKE workstation                                 0847
TKE Smart Card Reader                           0891
TKE addl smart cards                            0892
4767 TKE Crypto Adapter                         0894
Universal Lift Tool/Ladder                      3105
Universal Lift Tool upgr kit                    3103
 
 
 Features that may carry forward on an upgrade:
 
The following features are not orderable on the
IBM z13 models.

If they are installed at the time of an upgrade to the
IBM z13 they may be retained.
 
                                Mach
Description                     Type      Mod    Feature Code

IBM z13                         2964      N30
                                          N63
                                          N96
                                          NC9
                                          NE1
HMC                                             0091
HCA2-C Fanout                                   0162
IFB-MP Daughter Card                            0326
STI-A8 Mother Card                              0327
OSA-Express4S 1 GbE LX                          0404
OSA-Express4S 1 GbE SX                          0405
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE LR                         0406
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE SR                         0407
OSA-Express4S 1000BASE-T                        0408
TKE workstation                                 0842
Addl smart cards                                0884
TKE Smart Card Reader                           0885
FICON Express8 10KM LX                          3325
FICON Express8 SX                               3326
Fill and Drain Kit                              3378
Universal Lift Tool/Ladder                      3759
 
 
The following features are not orderable on the IBM z BladeCenter
Extension model 004.  If they are installed at the time of an
upgrade to the IBM z BladeCenter Extension model 004 they may be
retained.
 
                                Mach
Description                     Type      Mod    Feature Code
 
IBM z BladeCenter Extension     2458      004
HMC                                             0091
Std front door                                  0541
Chassis counter weight                          0544
Primary zBX rack                                0601
Expansion zBX rack                              0602
zBX configured chassis asm                      0603
10 GbE HSS switch                               0605
Fibre channel ESM switch                        0606
Mgmt TOR switch                                 0607
IEDN TOR switch                                 0608
8 Gb SW optical module                          0615
Rack filler plate 3U                            0619
1000 mm cat6 cable                              0620
15 ft cat6 cable                                0624
 
 

Model conversions

 
    From             To
 M/T     Model   M/T     Model      Description
 
2817      M15   2964     N30  (*)   M15 air     to N30 air
2817      M15   2964     N63  (*)   M15 air     to N63 air
2817      M15   2964     N96  (*)   M15 air     to N96 air
2817      M15   2964     NC9  (*)   M15 air     to NC9 air
2817      M15   2964     NE1  (*)   M15 air     to NE1 air
2817      M32   2964     N30  (*)   M32 air     to N30 air
2817      M32   2964     N63  (*)   M32 air     to N63 air
2817      M32   2964     N96  (*)   M32 air     to N96 air
2817      M32   2964     NC9  (*)   M32 air     to NC9 air
2817      M32   2964     NE1  (*)   M32 air     to NE1 air
2817      M49   2964     N30  (*)   M49 air     to N30 air
2817      M49   2964     N63  (*)   M49 air     to N63 air
2817      M49   2964     N96  (*)   M49 air     to N96 air
2817      M49   2964     NC9  (*)   M49 air     to NC9 air
2817      M49   2964     NE1  (*)   M49 air     to NE1 air
2817      M66   2964     N30  (*)   M66 air     to N30 air
2817      M66   2964     N63  (*)   M66 air     to N63 air
2817      M66   2964     N96  (*)   M66 air     to N96 air
2817      M66   2964     NC9  (*)   M66 air     to NC9 air
2817      M66   2964     NE1  (*)   M66 air     to NE1 air
2817      M80   2964     N30  (*)   M80 air     to N30 air
2817      M80   2964     N63  (*)   M80 air     to N63 air
2817      M80   2964     N96  (*)   M80 air     to N96 air
2817      M80   2964     NC9  (*)   M80 air     to NC9 air
2817      M80   2964     NE1  (*)   M80 air     to NE1 air
2817      M15   2964     N30  (*)   M15 air     to N30 water
2817      M15   2964     N63  (*)   M15 air     to N63 water
2817      M15   2964     N96  (*)   M15 air     to N96 water
2817      M15   2964     NC9  (*)   M15 air     to NC9 water
2817      M15   2964     NE1  (*)   M15 air     to NE1 water
2817      M32   2964     N30  (*)   M32 air     to N30 water
2817      M32   2964     N63  (*)   M32 air     to N63 water
2817      M32   2964     N96  (*)   M32 air     to N96 water
2817      M32   2964     NC9  (*)   M32 air     to NC9 water
2817      M32   2964     NE1  (*)   M32 air     to NE1 water
2817      M49   2964     N30  (*)   M49 air     to N30 water
2817      M49   2964     N63  (*)   M49 air     to N63 water
2817      M49   2964     N96  (*)   M49 air     to N96 water
2817      M49   2964     NC9  (*)   M49 air     to NC9 water
2817      M49   2964     NE1  (*)   M49 air     to NE1 water
2817      M66   2964     N30  (*)   M66 air     to N30 water
2817      M66   2964     N63  (*)   M66 air     to N63 water
2817      M66   2964     N96  (*)   M66 air     to N96 water
2817      M66   2964     NC9  (*)   M66 air     to NC9 water
2817      M66   2964     NE1  (*)   M66 air     to NE1 water
2817      M80   2964     N30  (*)   M80 air     to N30 water
2817      M80   2964     N63  (*)   M80 air     to N63 water
2817      M80   2964     N96  (*)   M80 air     to N96 water
2817      M80   2964     NC9  (*)   M80 air     to NC9 water
2817      M80   2964     NE1  (*)   M80 air     to NE1 water
2817      M15   2964     N30  (*)   M15 water   to N30 water
2817      M15   2964     N63  (*)   M15 water   to N63 water
2817      M15   2964     N96  (*)   M15 water   to N96 water
2817      M15   2964     NC9  (*)   M15 water   to NC9 water
2817      M15   2964     NE1  (*)   M15 water   to NE1 water
2817      M32   2964     N30  (*)   M32 water   to N30 water
2817      M32   2964     N63  (*)   M32 water   to N63 water
2817      M32   2964     N96  (*)   M32 water   to N96 water
2817      M32   2964     NC9  (*)   M32 water   to NC9 water
2817      M32   2964     NE1  (*)   M32 water   to NE1 water
2817      M49   2964     N30  (*)   M49 water   to N30 water
2817      M49   2964     N63  (*)   M49 water   to N63 water
2817      M49   2964     N96  (*)   M49 water   to N96 water
2817      M49   2964     NC9  (*)   M49 water   to NC9 water
2817      M49   2964     NE1  (*)   M49 water   to NE1 water
2817      M66   2964     N30  (*)   M66 water   to N30 water
2817      M66   2964     N63  (*)   M66 water   to N63 water
2817      M66   2964     N96  (*)   M66 water   to N96 water
2817      M66   2964     NC9  (*)   M66 water   to NC9 water
2817      M66   2964     NE1  (*)   M66 water   to NE1 water
2817      M80   2964     N30  (*)   M80 water   to N30 water
2817      M80   2964     N63  (*)   M80 water   to N63 water
2817      M80   2964     N96  (*)   M80 water   to N96 water
2817      M80   2964     NC9  (*)   M80 water   to NC9 water
2817      M80   2964     NE1  (*)   M80 water   to NE1 water
 
2827      H20   2964     N30  (*)   H20 air     to N30 air
2827      H20   2964     N63  (*)   H20 air     to N63 air
2827      H20   2964     N96  (*)   H20 air     to N96 air
2827      H20   2964     NC9  (*)   H20 air     to NC9 air
2827      H20   2964     NE1  (*)   H20 air     to NE1 air
2827      H43   2964     N30  (*)   H43 air     to N30 air
2827      H43   2964     N63  (*)   H43 air     to N63 air
2827      H43   2964     N96  (*)   H43 air     to N96 air
2827      H43   2964     NC9  (*)   H43 air     to NC9 air
2827      H43   2964     NE1  (*)   N43 air     to NE1 air
2827      H66   2964     N30  (*)   H66 air     to N30 air
2827      H66   2964     N63  (*)   H66 air     to N63 air
2827      H66   2964     N96  (*)   H66 air     to N96 air
2827      H66   2964     NC9  (*)   H66 air     to NC9 air
2827      H66   2964     NE1  (*)   H66 air     to NE1 air
2827      H89   2964     N30  (*)   H89 air     to N30 air
2827      H89   2964     N63  (*)   H89 air     to N63 air
2827      H89   2964     N96  (*)   H89 air     to N96 air
2827      H89   2964     NC9  (*)   H89 air     to NC9 air
2827      H89   2964     NE1  (*)   H89 air     to NE1 air
2827      HA1   2964     N30  (*)   HA1 air     to N30 air
2827      HA1   2964     N63  (*)   HA1 air     to N63 air
2827      HA1   2964     N96  (*)   HA1 air     to N96 air
2827      HA1   2964     NC9  (*)   HA1 air     to NC9 air
2827      HA1   2964     NE1  (*)   HA1 air     to NE1 air
2827      H20   2964     N30  (*)   H20 air     to N30 water
2827      H20   2964     N63  (*)   H20 air     to N63 water
2827      H20   2964     N96  (*)   H20 air     to N96 water
2827      H20   2964     NC9  (*)   H20 air     to NC9 water
2827      H20   2964     NE1  (*)   H20 air     to NE1 water
2827      H43   2964     N30  (*)   H43 air     to N30 water
2827      H43   2964     N63  (*)   H43 air     to N63 water
2827      H43   2964     N96  (*)   H43 air     to N96 water
2827      H43   2964     NC9  (*)   H43 air     to NC9 water
2827      H43   2964     NE1  (*)   N43 air     to NE1 water
2827      H66   2964     N30  (*)   H66 air     to N30 water
2827      H66   2964     N63  (*)   H66 air     to N63 water
2827      H66   2964     N96  (*)   H66 air     to N96 water
2827      H66   2964     NC9  (*)   H66 air     to NC9 water
2827      H66   2964     NE1  (*)   H66 air     to NE1 water
2827      H89   2964     N30  (*)   H89 air     to N30 water
2827      H89   2964     N63  (*)   H89 air     to N63 water
2827      H89   2964     N96  (*)   H89 air     to N96 water
2827      H89   2964     NC9  (*)   H89 air     to NC9 water
2827      H89   2964     NE1  (*)   H89 air     to NE1 water
2827      HA1   2964     N30  (*)   HA1 air     to N30 water
2827      HA1   2964     N63  (*)   HA1 air     to N63 water
2827      HA1   2964     N96  (*)   HA1 air     to N96 water
2827      HA1   2964     NC9  (*)   HA1 air     to NC9 water
2827      HA1   2964     NE1  (*)   HA1 air     to NE1 water
2827      H20   2964     N30  (*)   H20 water   to N30 water
2827      H20   2964     N63  (*)   H20 water   to N63 water
2827      H20   2964     N96  (*)   H20 water   to N96 water
2827      H20   2964     NC9  (*)   H20 water   to NC9 water
2827      H20   2964     NE1  (*)   H20 water   to NE1 water
2827      H43   2964     N30  (*)   H43 water   to N30 water
2827      H43   2964     N63  (*)   H43 water   to N63 water
2827      H43   2964     N96  (*)   H43 water   to N96 water
2827      H43   2964     NC9  (*)   H43 water   to NC9 water
2827      H43   2964     NE1  (*)   N43 water   to NE1 water
2827      H66   2964     N30  (*)   H66 water   to N30 water
2827      H66   2964     N63  (*)   H66 water   to N63 water
2827      H66   2964     N96  (*)   H66 water   to N96 water
2827      H66   2964     NC9  (*)   H66 water   to NC9 water
2827      H66   2964     NE1  (*)   H66 water   to NE1 water
2827      H89   2964     N30  (*)   H89 water   to N30 water
2827      H89   2964     N63  (*)   H89 water   to N63 water
2827      H89   2964     N96  (*)   H89 water   to N96 water
2827      H89   2964     NC9  (*)   H89 water   to NC9 water
2827      H89   2964     NE1  (*)   H89 water   to NE1 water
2827      HA1   2964     N30  (*)   HA1 water   to N30 water
2827      HA1   2964     N63  (*)   HA1 water   to N63 water
2827      HA1   2964     N96  (*)   HA1 water   to N96 water
2827      HA1   2964     NC9  (*)   HA1 water   to NC9 water
2827      HA1   2964     NE1  (*)   HA1 water   to NE1 water
 
2964      N30   2964     N63  (*)   N30 air     to N63 air
2964      N30   2964     N96  (*)   N30 air     to N96 air
2964      N30   2964     NC9  (*)   N30 air     to NC9 air
2964      N30   2964     NE1  (*)   N30 air     to NE1 air
2964      N63   2964     N96  (*)   N63 air     to N96 air
2964      N63   2964     NC9  (*)   N63 air     to NC9 air
2964      N63   2964     NE1  (*)   N63 air     to NE1 air
2964      N96   2964     NC9  (*)   N96 air     to NC9 air
2964      N96   2964     NE1  (*)   N96 air     to NE1 air
2964      NC9   2964     NE1  (*)   NC9 air     to NE1 air
2964      N30   2964     N63  (*)   N30 water   to N63 water
2964      N30   2964     N96  (*)   N30 water   to N96 water
2964      N30   2964     NC9  (*)   N30 water   to NC9 water
2964      N30   2964     NE1  (*)   N30 water   to NE1 water
2964      N63   2964     N96  (*)   N63 water   to N96 water
2964      N63   2964     NC9  (*)   N63 water   to NC9 water
2964      N63   2964     NE1  (*)   N63 water   to NE1 water
2964      N96   2964     NC9  (*)   N96 water   to NC9 water
2964      N96   2964     NE1  (*)   N96 water   to NE1 water
2964      NC9   2964     NE1  (*)   NC9 water   to NE1 water
 
2458      002   2458    004   (*)   002         to 004
2458      003   2458    004   (*)   003         to 004
 

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

Feature conversions

The feature conversion list for IBM z13 is available now in the Library section of Resource Link.

This list can be obtained at Resource Link by accessing the following website

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/lib03011.nsf/pages/2964FeatureConversions?OpenD ocument

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

Title                                                 Order number

IBM z13 Installation Manual for Physical Planning     GC28-6938
(IMPP)  
PR/SM Planning Guide                                  SB10-7162                                                
IOCP User's Guide                                     SB10-7163
zBX Model 004 Installation Manual for Physical        GC27-2630
Planning (IMPP)                                           

The following IBM z13 publications are shipped with the product and will be available at planned availability in the Library section of Resource Link:

Title                                                 Order number
 
IBM z13 Installation Manual                           GC28-6936
IBM z13 Service Guide                                 GC28-6937
Service Guide for TKE Workstations (Version 7.0)      GC28-6942
Systems Safety Notices                                G229-9054
IBM z13 Safety Inspection                             GC28-6935
Systems Environmental Notices and User Guide          Z125-5823
z Systems Statement of Limited Warranty               GC28-6946
License Agreement for Machine Code                    SC28-6872
License Agreement for Machine Code Addendum for       GC27-2612
Elliptic Curve Cryptography                             

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

Title                                                 Order number

Integrating the HMC's Broadband RSF into your         SC28-6951
Enterprise 
Application Programming Interfaces                    SB10-7164
Capacity on Demand User's Guide                       SC28-6943
Common Information Model (CIM) Management Interface   SB10-7165
CHPID Mapping Tool User's Guide                       GC28-6947
Hardware Management Console Web Services API          SC27-2627
(V2.13.0)
IBM z13 Parts Catalog                                 GC28-6939
SCSI IPL - Machine Loader Messages                    SC28-6948
Service Guide for HMCs and SEs                        GC28-6944
Stand-Alone IOCP User's Guide                         SB10-7166
Ensemble Workload Resource Group Management Guide     GC27-2633
Ensemble Planning Guide                               GC27-2631
IBM z Advanced Workload Analysis Reporter             SC27-2632
(IBM zAware) Guide V2.0    
OSA-Express Customer Guide and Reference              SA22-7935
OSA/SF on the Hardware Management Console             SC14-7580
FICON CTC Reference                                   SB10-7167
Maintenance Information for Fiber Optic Links         SY27-7694
Planning for Fiber Optic Links                        GA23-1407
                                          

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

Title                                                 Order number
 
zBX Models 004, 003, and 002 Service Guide            GC28-6950
zBX Model 004 Installation Manual                     GC27-2629
Systems Safety Notices                                G229-9054
zBX Models 004, 003, and 002 Safety Inspection        GC28-6949
z Systems Statement of Limited Warranty               GC28-6946
Systems Environmental Notices and User Guide          Z125-5823
zBX Health Check Guide                                00WK626
Readme First Guide for zBX Move                       00WK623

Resource Link

Publications for IBM z Systems can be obtained at Resource Link by accessing the following website

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

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

HMC and SE console documentation

At planned availability, the Hardware Management Console (HMC) and Support Element (SE) console documentation (Version 2.13.0) will be available from the IBM Knowledge Center (select z Systems and then select your product from the navigation bar).

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

The following Redbooks® publications are available now:

Title                                                 Order number

IBM z13 Technical Guide                               SG24-8251
IBM z13 Technical Introduction                        SG24-8250
z Systems Functional Matrix                           REDP-5157
IBM z13 Configuration Setup                           SG24-8260
z Systems Connectivity Handbook                       SG24-5444
Extending z/OS System Management Functions with       SG24-8070
IBM zAware 
Real-time Fraud Detection Analytics on z Systems      SG24-8066

To download these Redbooks publications, go to

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/pages/zEnterprise?Open

For other IBM Redbooks publications, refer to

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

The 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. The IBM Knowledge Center is at

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

IBM Publications Center Portal

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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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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 visit

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http://www.ibm.com/services/us/en/it-services/business-continuity/

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications - IBM z13 Air Cooled Machine

Dimensions (rounded to the nearest 0.1" or 0.1 cm):
 
                                     Depth    Width    Height
                                     
System with ALL covers
  - Inches                           73.5      61.6     79.3
  - Centimeter                      186.7     156.5    201.3
  - Inches (O/H IO cable exit)       73.5      72.7     84.8 *
  - Centimeter (O/H IO cable exit)  186.7     184.7    215.3
 
* Note: The height with overhead I/O cable exit differs from the
  standard height only with the optical cable organizer feature
  installed.
 
 
System with covers and reduction
  - Inches                           73.5      61.6     70.3
  - Centimeter                      186.7     156.5    178.5
 
Each frame with one side cover and without packaging
  - Inches                           50.0      30.7     79.3
  - Centimeter                      127.0      78.0    201.3
 
Each frame on casters with one side cover and with packaging
(domestic)
   - Inches                          57.4      32.4     79.8
   - Centimeter                     145.8      82.2    202.6
 
Each frame with one side cover and with packaging
(ARBO crate)
   - Inches                          63.4      36.5     87.6
   - Centimeter                     161.0      92.7    222.5
 
Approximate weight:
 
                              New Build          New Build
                               Minimum            Maximum
                               System             System
                              Model N30          Model NE1
                             No I/O Drawer    Max # of I/O Drawers
                        
 
System with IBF feature
  -  kg                        1512                2714
  -  lb                        3333                5983
  -  kg (O/H IO cable exit)    1566                2768
  -  lb (O/H IO cable exit)    3453                6103
 
System without IBF feature
  -  kg                        1309                2410
  -  lb                        2886                5312
  -  kg (O/H IO cable exit)    1364                2464
  -  lb (O/H IO cable exit)    3006                5432

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

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

Physical specifications - IBM z13 Water Cooled Machine

Dimensions (rounded to the nearest 0.1" or 0.1 cm):
 
                                     Depth    Width    Height
                              
System with ALL covers
  - Inches                           77.5      61.6     79.3
  - Centimeter                      196.9     156.5    201.3
  - Inches (O/H IO cable exit)       77.5      72.7     84.8 *
  - Centimeter (O/H IO cable exit)  196.9     184.7    215.3
 
* Note: The height with overhead I/O cable exit differs from the
  standard height only with the optical cable organizer feature
  installed.
 
 
System with covers and reduction
  - Inches                           77.5      61.6     70.3
  - Centimeter                      196.9     156.5    178.5
 
Each frame with one side cover and without packaging
  - Inches                           54.0      30.7     79.3
  - Centimeter                      137.2      78.0    201.3
 
Each frame on casters with one side cover and with packaging
(domestic)
   - Inches                          61.4      32.4     79.8
   - Centimeter                     156.0      82.2    202.6
 
Each frame with one side cover and with packaging
(ARBO crate)
   - Inches                          68.0      36.5     87.6
   - Centimeter                     172.7      92.7    222.5
 
Approximate weight:
 
                              New Build          New Build
                               Minimum            Maximum
                               System             System
                              Model N30          Model NE1
                              No I/O Drawer   Max # of I/O Drawers
                           
 
System with IBF feature
  -  kg                        1546                2737
  -  lb                        3408                6034
  -  kg (O/H IO cable exit)    1600                2791
  -  lb (O/H IO cable exit)    3528                6154
 
System without IBF feature
  -  kg                        1343                2433
  -  lb                        2961                5363
  -  kg (O/H IO cable exit)    1398                2487
  -  lb (O/H IO cable exit)    3081                5483

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

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

Physical specifications - IBM z BladeCenter Extension

Dimensions:
                          Depth     Width    Height
                  
Each rack with standard covers as installed:
  - Inches                43.3      25.5       79.8
  - Centimeter           109.9      64.8      202.7
 
Palletized rack (Americas)
   - Inches               51.0      32.9       78.8
   - Centimeter          129.5      91.2      200.0
 
Palletized rack (Asia Pacific)
   - Inches               51.0      32.9       83.6
   - Centimeter          129.5      91.2      212.5

Approximate weight per rack:

 
                   Maximum System Model 004
                   with 28 blades per rack
                
 
  -  kg                      675
  -  lb                     1490
 

Operating environment - IBM z13 Air Cooled Machine

Temperature:

Relative Humidity: 20% to 80%

Wet Bulb (Caloric Value): 25°C (77°F) Operating Mode

Max Dew Point: 21°C (69.8°F) Operating Mode

Electrical Power (maximum)

Utility      N30      N63       N96       NC9       NE1      Power Factor
 
200-240 VAC   9.9 kVA 18.0 kVA  22.4 kVA  27.1 kVA  27.4 kVA   0.996
380-415 VAC  10.1 kVA 18.5 kVA  23.0 kVA  27.8 kVA  28.1 kVA   0.978
480 VAC      10.5 kVA 19.1 kVA  23.8 kVA  28.8 kVA  29.1 kVA   0.958
400 VDC       9.6 kW  17.6 kW   21.8 kW   26.4 kW   26.7 kW      -

Capacity of Exhaust: 6370 cubic meters / hour (3800 CFM)

Noise level:

Leakage and Starting Current: 70 mA / 170 A (approximately 100 microseconds)

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

Operating environment - IBM z13 Water Cooled Machine

Temperature:

Relative Humidity: 20% to 80%

Wet Bulb (Caloric Value): 25°C (77°F) Operating Mode

Max Dew Point: 21°C (69.8°F) Operating Mode

Electrical Power (maximum)

Utility      N30      N63       N96       NC9       NE1      Power Factor
 
200-240 VAC  9.5 kVA  17.4 kVA  21.5 kVA  25.5 kVA  25.8 kVA   0.996
380-415 VAC  9.7 kVA  17.8 kVA  22.0 kVA  26.2 kVA  26.4 kVA   0.978
480 VAC     10.1 kVA  18.4 kVA  22.8 kVA  27.1 kVA  27.4 kVA   0.958
400 VDC      9.2 kW   16.9 kW   20.9 kW   24.9 kW   25.1 kW      -

Capacity of Exhaust: 5950 cubic meters / hour (3500 CFM)

Noise level:

Leakage and Starting Current: 70 mA / 170 A (approximately 100 microseconds)

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

Operating Environment - IBM z BladeCenter Extension

Temperature:

Relative Humidity: 8% to 80%

Wet Bulb (Caloric Value): 23°C (73°F) Operating Mode

Max Dew Point: 17°C (62.6°F) Operating Mode

Electrical Power. All values are maximums for the specified solution size. Power factor is approximately unity for all cases.

Acoustical Noise Level for 28 blade configuration and standard door set:

Acoustical Noise Level for 28 blade configuration and acoustic rear door (#0543):

Acoustical Noise Level for 56 blade configuration and standard door set:

Acoustical Noise Level for 56 blade configuration and acoustic rear door (#0543):

Acoustical Noise Level for 112 blade configuration and standard door set:

Acoustical Noise Level for 112 blade configuration and acoustic rear door (#0543):

Homologation

This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.

Hardware requirements

The hardware requirements for the IBM z Systems and its features and functions are identified. A new driver level is required. HMC (V2.13.0) plus MCLs and the Support Element (V2.13.0) are available on March 9, 2015.

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

HMC system support

The new functions available on the Hardware Management Console (HMC) version 2.13.0, as described, apply exclusively to z13 and 2458-004. However, the HMC version 2.13.0 will also support the systems listed in the table below.

 
 Family           Machine Type    Firmware Driver       SE Version
 
 zBC12              2828             15                 2.12.1
 zEC12              2827             15                 2.12.1
 z114               2818             93                 2.11.1
 z196               2817             93                 2.11.1
 z10 BC             2098             79                 2.10.2
 z10 EC             2097             79                 2.10.2
 z9® BC             2096             67                 2.9.2
 z9 EC              2094             67                 2.9.2

Peripheral hardware and device attachments

IBM devices previously attached to IBM System z10®, z196, and zSeries servers are supported for attachment to IBM z13 channels, unless otherwise noted. The subject I/O devices must meet the FICON and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) architectures to be supported. I/O devices that meet OEMI architecture requirements are supported only using an external converter. Prerequisite Engineering Change Levels may be required. For further detail, contact IBM service personnel.

While the z13 supports devices as described above, IBM does not commit to provide support or service for an IBM device that has reached its End of Service effective date as announced by IBM.

Note: IBM cannot confirm the accuracy of performance, compatibility, or any other claims related to non-IBM products. Questions regarding the capabilities of non-IBM products should be addressed to the suppliers of those products.

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

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

IBM z13 requires at a minimum:

Simultaneous multithreading (SMT) requires at a minimum:

z/VM Multi-VSwitch Link Aggregation requires at a minimum:

FICON Express8S (CHPID type FC) when utilizing IBM z13 FICON or Channel-To-Channel (CTC), requires at a minimum:

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

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

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

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

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

FICON Express16S (CHPID type FC) when utilizing FICON or Channel-To-Channel (CTC), requires at a minimum:

FICON Express16S (CHPID type FC) for support of zHPF single-track operations requires at a minimum:

FICON Express16S (CHPID type FC) for support of zHPF multitrack operations requires at a minimum:

FICON Express16S (CHPID type FCP) for support of SCSI devices requires at a minimum:

FICON Express16S (CHPID type FCP) support of hardware data router requires at a minimum:

T10-DIF support by the FICON Express16S features when defined as CHPID type FCP requires at a minimum:

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

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of two ports per CHPID:

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

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

CHPID type OSD:

CHPID type OSX for access control to the intraensemble data network (IEDN) from IBM z13 to Unified Resource Manager functions:

OSA-Express4S 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#0408) requires at minimum:

CHPID type OSC supporting TN3270E and non-SNA DFT with exploitation of two ports per CHPID:

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of two ports per CHPID:

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

Inbound workload queuing for Enterprise Extender (CHPID type OSD):

Checksum offload for IPv6 packets (CHPID type OSD):

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

Large Send for IPv6 packets (CHPID type OSD):

CHPID type OSE supporting 4 or 2 ports per feature:

CHPID type OSM for intranode management network (INMN) :

CHPID type OSN for OSA-Express for NCP (does not use ports; all communication is LPAR-to-LPAR):

OSA-Express5S GbE LX (#0413) and GbE SX (#0414) require at minimum:

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of two ports per CHPID:

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

OSA-Express5S 10 GbE LR (#0415) and 10 GbE SR (#0416) require at a minimum:

CHPID type OSD:

CHPID type OSX for access control to the intraensemble data network (IEDN) from IBM z13 to Unified Resource Manager functions:

OSA-Express5S 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#0417) requires at minimum:

CHPID type OSC supporting TN3270E and non-SNA DFT with exploitation of two ports per CHPID:

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of two ports per CHPID:

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

Inbound workload queuing for Enterprise Extender (CHPID type OSD):

Checksum offload for IPv6 packets (CHPID type OSD):

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

Large Send for IPv6 packets (CHPID type OSD):

CHPID type OSE supporting 4 or 2 ports per feature:

CHPID type OSM for intranode management network (INMN) :

CHPID type OSN for OSA-Express for NCP (does not use ports; all communication is LPAR-to-LPAR):

IBM Integrated Coupling Adapter (ICA SR) requires at a minimum:

Support for 256 Coupling CHPIDs requires at a minimum:

Crypto Express5S (#0890) Toleration, which treats Crypto Express5S cryptographic coprocessors and accelerators as Crypto Express4 coprocessors and accelerators, requires at a minimum:

Crypto Express5S (#0890) support of Visa Format Preserving Encryption requires at a minimum:

Crypto Express5S (#0890) support of greater than 16 Domains requires at a minimum:

10GbE RoCE Express (#0411) for Shared Memory Communications - Remote Direct Memory Access (SMC-R) requires at a minimum:

10GbE RoCE Express (#0411) for Ethernet communications (which does not require a peer OSA) including Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) requires at a minimum:

XL C/C++ support of ARCH(11) and TUNE(11) parameters requires at a minimum:

Transactional memory requires at a minimum:

IBM zAware requires at a minimum:

Flash Express requires at a minimum:

2 GB Large Pages requires at a minimum:

z/OS global resource serialization (GRS) support for FICON CTCs requires at a minimum:

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

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

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

The average installation time for a z13 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 z13 uses the security and auditability features and functions of host hardware, host software, and application software.

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



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IBM Global Financing

Yes

Products - terms and conditions

Warranty period

One year

Warranty period - IBM z BladeCenter Extension

One year

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature 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 effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Extended warranty service - IBM z BladeCenter Extension

zBX provides increased service over normal blades with the following characteristics:

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.

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

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

The following service is provided.

Warranty service upgrades
Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Three

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

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.

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 Agreement for Licensed Internal Code, to enable a Specific Machine to function in accordance with its Specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and which the customer has acquired. You can obtain the agreement at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.%20html

or by contacting your IBM representative.

Specific Machine LIC Type Model

2964-N30
2964-N63
2964-N96
2964-NC9
2964-NE1

Terms for use of IBM zAware: The terms for use of IBM zAware are specified in the IBM Customer Agreement, Attachment for the IBM zAware Offering (in the US, form number Z125-8993-US). Each enterprise is required to sign this contract one time within a given country before IBM will accept an order for its first-ever instance of the IBM zAware enablement feature (feature #0011).

Elliptical Curve Cryptography technology (ECC) is included with the IBM z13 cryptography features. This technology is delivered through the machine's Licensed Internal Code, and requires license terms in addition to the standard IBM License Agreement for Machine Code (LMC) referenced above. These additional terms are delivered through the LMC's Addendum for Elliptical Curve Cryptography, which is available at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties/machine_code%20_cryptadd.html

The terms of this ECC Addendum are included with the LMC when a cryptography feature is included in the IBM z13 order, or when a cryptography feature is carried forward as part of an MES order into IBM z13.

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.



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

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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

Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology lifecycle.

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IBM z13, IBM z Systems, z13, z Systems, IMS, HiperSockets, Processor Resource/Systems Manager, PR/SM and z10 are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, z/OS, FICON, zEnterprise, System z, CICS, DB2, z/VM, z/Architecture, Express, z/VSE, HyperSwap, GDPS, WebSphere, System Storage, DS8000, Parallel Sysplex, Resource Link, RACF, Redbooks, Global Technology Services, z9, System z10, POWER7 and PowerVM are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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Oracle and Java are trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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