Introducing the IBM LinuxONE III, the highly secure Linux server hardware that combines scalable and reliable data serving with an enterprise platform for hybrid cloud

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 119-012
September 12, 2019

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At a glance

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The IBM® LinuxONE III offers a highly secure, flexible, scalable, and reliable enterprise platform for hybrid cloud, data serving, and other mission-critical Linux® workloads. LinuxONE III builds on the capabilities of the IBM LinuxONE Emperor II, while incorporating technology from the IBM z15 to add new features such as advanced security, flexibility, scalability, and reliability.

  • Protect the future

    LinuxONE III future-proofs business. With the high-level security both on premises and in the cloud, LinuxONE III protects your business.

    • Easy encryption for your data at rest requires no changes to your applications and minimal impact to Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
    • IBM Z® Data Privacy Passports on IBM LinuxONE III allows you protect all of your data after it leaves the system of record. For more information about IBM Data Privacy Passports V1.0 beta program, see Software Announcement 219-452, dated September 12, 2019.
    • IBM Secure Boot for Linux allows booting only from previously signed bootloaders and therefore is intended to prevent malware or other unwanted programs from starting.
    • Secure Service Container (SSC) framework with industry-leading orchestration enables you to easily integrate your LinuxONE with your enterprise-wide DevOps container strategy. This provides:
      • Industry-leading isolation options to insulate from peers as well as outside threats
      • Vertical isolation and protection of data from even privileged administrators who do not need access
      • Automatic encryption, both at rest and in flight, of data and code
      • Validation of application code to detect tampering or malware
  • Build with flexibility

    LinuxONE III enables agile deployment of containerized applications. It also supports your choice of Linux distributions, tools, languages, and databases, easily integrating hybrid multicloud platforms and workloads into the stack.

    • Delivery in industry-standard 19-inch racks, with configuration flexibility from one to four frames.
    • Support from all three leading enterprise Linux distributions -- Canonical Ubuntu LTS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
    • Support for hybrid multicloud enterprise platform for cloud native applications and services to provide agility, flexibility, and control within corporate firewalls.
    • Blockchain Platform for IBM Cloud™ Private support, enabling development of new blockchain applications in a highly secure and scalable environment.
    • IBM Cloud Hyper Protect offerings, providing key as-a-service offerings hosted on IBM LinuxONE in the IBM Cloud.
    • Application support from a broad ecosystem of open source projects and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), including:
      • Relational and NoSQL databases
      • Development languages and runtimes
      • Systems management tools
      • Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud software components
  • Deliver with confidence

    LinuxONE III gives you the highest levels of stability and availability, resulting in unparalleled uptime and scalability for your business-critical workloads.

    • New on-chip file compression that can reduce data storage requirements and costs, as well as increase data transfer rates to boost throughput above comparable x86 CPUs -- without adversely impacting response times.
    • Vertical scale to 190 cores and 40 TB of memory with the ability to consolidate over 2,000 x86 data serving cores.
    • Built-in reliability with redundant components and no single point of failure.


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Overview

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Businesses and organizations around the world are facing the challenge of digital transformation: the move to hybrid cloud, support for next-generation and mobile applications, and the escalating competition to be the first to respond to new business opportunities. At the same time, clients need to ensure that their business and customer data is secure, customer-facing and internal systems are available 24x7, and business growth is supported and enabled by the IT infrastructure.

LinuxONE III is able to integrate both mission-critical data serving and next-generation hybrid cloud applications on a single server. By hosting these on the same system, LinuxONE III speeds time-to-value, shares resources efficiently, and helps businesses make decisions on data in real time.

Prominent among the new capabilities of LinuxONE III are the extension of enterprise security beyond the LinuxONE system with Data Privacy Passports, reducing storage space and accelerating batch jobs through on-chip data compression, and enablement of next-generation applications built and deployed using containers.

With new industry first capabilities, IBM LinuxONE III delivers the cloud you want -- with the privacy and security you need.



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Key requirements

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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections of this announcement.



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Planned availability date

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September 23, 2019

New build systems:

  • IBM LinuxONE III Model LT1
  • Features and functions for the LinuxONE III

MES orders for LinuxONE III that include the following features:

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

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

  • HMC Tower (#0062) on IBM Emperor II and IBM Rockhopper II
  • HMC Rack Mount (#0063) on IBM Emperor II and IBM Rockhopper II
  • TKE Rack Mount (#0087) on IBM Emperor II and IBM Rockhopper II
  • TKE (#0088) on IBM Emperor II and IBM Rockhopper II
  • TKE 9.2 LIC (#0881) on IBM Emperor II and IBM Rockhopper II

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

  • IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance (#0100): HMC/SE housed in one physical server inside CPC frame
  • Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM) on LinuxONE III (#0016)
  • IBM Adapter for NVMe (#0448)

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

  • OOCoD for the People's Republic of China for LinuxONE III, IBM Emperor II, and IBM Rockhopper II

January 29, 2020

  • All remaining MES orders for LinuxONE III Model LT1



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Description

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The newest member of the LinuxONE family, the LinuxONE III, uses 19-inch packaging, and industry-standardized power and networking hardware. The system is configurable as a one to four 19-inch frame system, which easily aligns with modern data centers.

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

  • 25% more total system capacity as compared to the LinuxONE Emperor II for exceptional scale in a single footprint.
  • Flexible configuration with an industry-standardized 19-inch frame taking up only two floor tiles of space. The system expands from one to four frames based on your need and potential growth.
  • 190 cores to configure (versus 170 on Emperor II).
  • Up to 40 terabytes (TB) of available Redundant Array of Independent Memory (RAIM) real memory per server to help improve transaction response times, lower CPU costs, simplify capacity planning, enlarge in-memory buffer pools, cache sysplex shared data and controls, and ease deploying memory-intensive workloads.
  • IBM Z Data Privacy Passports which will protect data not only on IBM Z, but across multicloud environments without application changes. For more information about IBM Z Data Privacy Passports V1.0 beta program, see Software Announcement 219-452, dated September 12, 2019.
  • Crypto Express7S adapter and cryptographic enhancements.
  • More on-chip cache per core, compared to Emperor II, to minimize memory waits while maximizing the throughput of concurrent workloads -- perfectly optimized for data serving.
  • A design for data protection and privacy allowing you to encrypt many new data sets transparently, which can help you to provide an envelope of protection around data placed on IBM LinuxONE. This includes cryptographic performance improvements with the Crypto Express7S (#0898 or #0899) and the IBM Z processor based cryptography with the Central Processor Assist for Cryptographic Functions (CPACF) that helps enable the protection of data in flight or at rest.
  • Hardware-accelerated encryption on every core with the CPACF feature.
  • Economies of scale with next-generation multithreading (SMT) for Linux workloads.
  • Instructions in Single Instruction, Multiple Data (SIMD) that are designed to give a performance boost for traditional workloads using COBOL and new applications like analytics.
  • OSA-Express7S GbE, 10GbE, 1000Base-T, and 25GbE SR1.1.
  • FICON® Express16SA (#0436, 0437) and FICON Express® 32S (#0438, 0439) to help absorb large application and transaction spikes driven by large unpredictable analytic and mobile workloads.
  • IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) 2.15 with simplification updates to improve workspace and manage system time.
  • IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance, which can be used to create isolated partitions to help protect data and applications from cybercriminals.
  • Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 9.2 License Internal Code (LIC).
  • IBM Dynamic Partition Manager enhancements that provide a simplified, consumable, enhanced IBM Z experience, reducing the barriers of adoption for new and existing Linux on IBM Z and z/VM® clients.
  • Non-raised floor option, offering flexible possibilities for the data center.
  • Optional top exit power and I/O cabling designed to provide increased flexibility.
  • ASHRAE class A3 for robustness, data center flexibility, and energy savings.
  • Ability to upgrade within the LinuxONE III family and into the IBM z15 .
  • Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe), which offers a better price-performance advantage compared to externally attached storage servers.

The performance advantage

LinuxONE III is available with up to 190 configurable cores using commercial processors running at 5.2 GHz, for impressive performance and massive scaling.

Next-generation availability

The LinuxONE III merges the reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) characteristics from the performance-optimized z14 family with the 19-inch frame from the z14 Model ZR1. LinuxONE III introduces:

  • Processor and memory PU refresh, RAIM memory, and cache symbol ECC are designed to provide a robust computing platform.
  • PU sparing, array macro sparing, micro-array masking integrated sparing, and expanded optics as a FRU are used to reduce repair actions.
  • The wide use of redundancy in the power, cooling, and service network continues with the LinuxONE III family. A "power redundancy test" is provided so you can verify the server is power redundant before servicing power feeds.
  • The LinuxONE III family improves hot plug tolerance of optics and improves diagnostic logging of I/O.

A flexible and standardized configuration

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

Enterprise data protection

LinuxONE III extends the capabilities of Emperor II pervasive encryption throughout the enterprise to protect data not only on IBM Z, but across multicloud environments without application changes. You can control access to data shared with business partners and your ecosystem and begin the journey to pervasive encryption of your data. This includes crypto enhancements and IBM Z Data Privacy Passports (requires additional software).

Cloud transformation

LinuxONE III enables your digital transformation through cloud-native application development, deployment, and management using containers and Kubernetes, supported by the underlying scalability, security, and reliability of LinuxONE.

Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ (EAL5+) certification

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

Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) enhancements

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

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

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

Processor improvements include Message-Security-Assist extension 9 providing support for elliptic curve cryptography authentication of messages, the generation of elliptic curve keys, and scalar multiplication. This is accomplished through a new instruction (Compute Digital Signature Authentication (KDSA)) which supports the ECDSA and EdDSA algorithms using curves P-256, P-384, P-521, Ed25519, and Ed448 and is in compliance with the Digital Signature Standard (DSS), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) July 2013.

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

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

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

Enterprise PKCS #11 enhancements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FICON Express16SA

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

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

The zHPF protocol:

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express16SA in a LinuxONE III with the zHPF protocol and small data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express16SA performs the same as FICON Express 16S+.

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express16SA in a LinuxONE III with the zHPF protocol and a mix of large sequential read and write data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express16SA operating at 16 Gbps performs the same as FICON Express 16S+.

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

The FCP protocol:

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express16SA in a LinuxONE III with the FCP protocol for small data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express16SA operating at 16 Gbps performs the same as FICON Express 16S+.

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express16SA in a LinuxONE III with the FCP protocol and FICON Express16SA operating at 16 Gbps, FICON Express16SA performs the same as FICON Express 16S+.

The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed.

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

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

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

OSA-Express7S - an Ethernet technology refresh

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

The new members of the OSA-Express7S family of features (#0442, #0443, #0444, #0445, #0446, #0449) are exclusive to the LinuxONE III and IBM z15. They are supported by Linux on IBM Z and KVM hypervisor. Refer to the Software requirements section.

IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance

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

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

z/VM support for the LinuxONE III

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

  • Synchronous execution support for on-chip data compression and DEFLATE conversion.
  • Enhanced Vector and Vector packed decimal.
  • Crypto Express7S adapter and cryptographic enhancements.
  • FICON Express16 adapter on LinuxONE III.
  • Dynamic I/O enhancements: Dynamic I/O support is provided for managing the configuration of Crypto Express7S, OSA-Express7S OSD CHPIDs, and FICON Express16 FC and FCP CHPIDs.

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

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

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

z/VM new function portal:

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

Additional z/VM V7.1 enhancements during 2019:

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

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

STP - Time synchronization

Server Time Protocol (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 between servers. The STP design introduced a concept called Coordinated Timing Network (CTN), a collection of servers that are time-synchronized to a time value called Coordinated Server Time.

STP enhancements - As announced in Hardware Announcement 117-067, dated September 12, 2017, IBM LinuxONE Emperor II introduced a new Graphical User Display for the STP network and configuration called "Manage System Time" task on the Hardware Management Console 2.14.0 release. As a result, with LinuxONE III the previous generation of STP configuration panels will be removed from the SE.

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

Hardware Management Console and Support Element (HMC/SE): The LinuxONE III Hardware Management Console and Support Element will support:

September 23, 2019 deliverables:

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

November 14, 2019 deliverable:

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

The Internal Battery Feature (IBF) available with LinuxONE III contains Lithium ion batteries greater than 300 Wh. They are fully regulated Dangerous Goods which means that you will incur premium costs associated with owning the IBF. The need for an IBF would be redundant if your location provides uninterruptible power. The IBF can be ordered only in conjunction with BPA bulk power, not iPDU.

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

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

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

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

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



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Product positioning

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While the cloud brings the promise of flexibility, agility and openness, only 20% of all workloads have been migrated. Cloud vendors push cloud versus mainframe as a choice, but you do not have to choose. You can capture new opportunities and still protect your business-critical processes and data.

By integrating LinuxONE with your hybrid cloud strategy, you add next-level security and stability to your cloud infrastructure, meeting the most demanding needs of customers and taking your potential on the cloud to new heights.

The security capabilities of LinuxONE III are exceptional. The LinuxONE III platform provides the hardware infrastructure, in a balanced system design, with the encryption capabilities that now make it possible to create a fortified perimeter around critical business data. Security is built into the LinuxONE III hardware, enabling fast hardware encryption of all data, whether it is in use, in flight, or at rest. This is achieved without having to make changes to applications. Ultimate workload isolation and encryption through the IBM-unique Secure Service Container technology provide a virtual lock box for each workload. This protects client data from both internal and external threats using FIPS 140-2 Level 4 protected key management. The use of protected keys secures data, in many cases, with minimal impact to performance. Instead of protecting only a selective 5% of data as is common with x86 clouds, LinuxONE III's pervasive encryption protects 100% of data with zero application changes, minimal operational overhead, and improved regulatory compliance. LinuxONE III allows developers to focus on innovation rather than on application-level encryption. This is why the 10 largest global insurers, 70% of the world's largest retailers, 23 of the 25 largest airlines, and 92 of the top 100 banks worldwide have placed their trust in IBM and are leveraging this technology.

The LinuxONE III provides the infrastructure to meet the demands of a digital business. With up to 190 configurable cores, LinuxONE III has performance and scaling advantages over prior generations, and more capacity than the Emperor II. With capacity to do the work of hundreds or in many cases thousands of x86 servers in a single footprint, LinuxONE III has a 3-year running cost below x86. Massive memory and I/O bandwidth have been built into the system to support fast in-memory workloads and real-time analytics that bring more insights and new business value.

The LinuxONE III provides remarkable performance and vertical scale necessary to support larger workloads with less latency and less admin complexity. Vertical scale allows LinuxONE III to scale up to 2 million Docker containers in a single system. As a system engineered for data-serving workloads, LinuxONE III can move data faster than alternative platforms. It can serve up to 1 trillion HTTPS web data requests a day. There are a number of processors, not part of the general processor count, that are dedicated to I/O processing as compared to the general processor base having to provide the I/O processing on other platforms. This massively reduces the processing costs from the general processors. On x86 this work is done with standard processors that drive incremental hardware, software, and administrative costs. LinuxONE is the only system that offers this built-in fast I/O subsystem capable of over 4k block IOPS.

The LinuxONE III integrates new file compression capabilities with an on-chip compression coprocessor. The processor chip provides a new hardware accelerated approach using a new coprocessor designed to reduce elapsed and CPU times for workloads. Note: Results may vary by client based on individual workload, configuration, and software levels.

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

With up to 40 TB of real memory, the LinuxONE III can open opportunities such as in-memory data marts, large buffer pools for data access, and in-memory analytics while giving you the necessary room to tune applications for optimal performance. More data in memory means more efficient, cost-effective vertical scaling while maintaining a real-time single source of the truth. The use of crypto acceleration will deliver additional improvements in throughput per core, which gives a natural boost to Java™ processes.

As a shared, immutable ledger for recording the history of transactions, blockchain is a revolutionary technology that is transforming business around the globe. It allows all members of a supply chain to share a digital ledger that is updated every time a transaction occurs. Members can view ledger progress in a common, transparent, and accessible record. Cryptographic privacy ensures that members see only the parts of the ledger relevant to them, and that transactions are secure, authenticated, and verifiable. Businesses and customers around the globe need to interface with each other to exchange assets such as currency, services, and information. Experts believe that blockchain will do for transactions what the internet did for information. As a highly engineered platform for secure, data-serving workloads, IBM chose the IBM LinuxONE platform to run the Blockchain High Security Business Network (HSBN). Blockchain will radically improve the operational effectiveness of businesses around the globe by enabling more data points, quicker responses, increased trust, and tamper-proof records. LinuxONE III is the cornerstone of the Blockchain offering.

IBM has been committed to Linux for decades and continues to invest in the Linux ecosystem. LinuxONE III provides a unique platform for any Linux solution requiring high availability, security, or scalability and supports a wealth of new open source products such as Go, Python, Scala, Node.js, Docker, Spark, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, and many more. LinuxONE III adds to the IBM commitment by allowing clients to take advantage of transformative technologies like blockchain, gain cognitive insights through the use of Spark analytics, scale vertically with unmatched speed, provide highly secure data-serving capabilities, and leverage the use of APIs to help create and deliver innovative, new customer services.



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Statement of general direction

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

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

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

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

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



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Reference information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about the IBM z15, see Hardware Announcement 119-027, dated September 12, 2019.

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

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



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Product number

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Description Machine type Model Feature number
IBM LinuxONE III 8561 LT1  
HMC Table Top KMM     0148
TKE Table Top KMM     0157

Description Machine type Model Feature number
IBM LinuxONE III 8561 LT1  
US TAA Compliance Indicator     0983

Description Machine type Model Feature number
LinuxONE III 8561 LT1  
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
Migration Offering Machine     0014
HW for DPM     0016
Non RSF On/Off CoD     0032
Serv Docs Optional Print     0033
RFID Tag     0035
RFID Tag     0036
HMC     0062
HMC Rack Mount     0063
TKE Rack Mount     0087
TKE     0088
WWPN Persist     0099
IBM Z HW Mgmt Appliance     0100
Linux Hosting Found     0103
Container Hosting Found     0104
2964 Air w/o TEIO & w/o HtrR     0105
2964 Air w/o TEIO & w/HtR     0106
2964 Air w/TEIO & w/o HtR     0107
2964 Air w/TEIO & w/HtR     0108
2964 Wat w/o TEIO & w/o HtrR     0109
2964 Wat w/o TEIO & w/HtR     0110
2964 Wat w/TEIO & w/o HtR     0111
2964 Wat w/TEIO & w/HtR     0112
1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL     0119
100 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL     0120
1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP     0127
100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP     0128
HMC Table Top KMM     0148
HMC Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0154
TKE Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0156
TKE Table Top KMM     0157
Fanout Airflow PCIe     0174
PCIe+ Fanout     0175
Client Must Provide HMC KMM     0188
Client Must Provide TKE KMM     0190
3906 w/o TEIO & w/o HtR     0201
3906 w/TEIO & w/o HtR     0202
3906 w/o TEIO & w/HtR     0203
3906 w/TEIO & w/HtR     0204
US English     0235
France     0236
German/Austrian     0237
LA Spanish     0238
Spain     0239
Italian     0240
French Canadian     0241
Portuguese     0242
UK English     0243
Norwegian     0244
Sweden Finland     0245
Netherlands     0246
Belgian French     0247
Denmark     0248
Swiss French/German     0249
PCIe+ Interconnect® Gen4     0421
10 GbE RoCE Express2.1     0432
FICON Express16SA LX     0436
FICON Express16SA SX     0437
FCP Express® 32S LX     0438
FCP Express 32S SX     0439
OSA-Express7S GbE LX     0442
OSA-Express7S GbE SX     0443
OSA-Express7S 10 GbE LR     0444
OSA-Express7S 10 GbE SR     0445
OSA-Express7S 1000BASE-T     0446
IBM Adapter for NVMe1.1     0448
OSA-Express7S 25 GbE SR1.1     0449
25 GbE RoCE Express2.1     0450
Model LT1     0504
200-208V 30/60A, 3 Ph PDU     0629
380- 415V 32A, 3 Ph WYE PDU     0630
Ethernet Switch     0631
Bulk Power® Assembly     0640
IBM Virtual Flash Memory     0643
Max34     0655
Max71     0656
Max108     0657
Max145     0658
Max190     0659
CPC PSU     0666
32GB USB Load Media     0843
No Physical Media     0846
32GB USB Backup Media     0848
TKE 9.2 LIC     0881
TKE Smart Card Reader     0891
Crypto Express7S (2 port)     0898
Crypto Express7S (1 port)     0899
TKE addl smart cards     0900
UID Label for DoD     0998
STP Enablement     1021
EMEA Special Operations     1022
512 GB Memory     1515
576 GB Memory     1516
640 GB Memory     1517
704 GB Memory     1518
768 GB Memory     1519
896 GB Memory     1520
1024 GB Memory     1521
1152 GB Memory     1522
1280 GB Memory     1523
1408 GB Memory     1524
1536 GB Memory     1525
1664 GB Memory     1526
1792 GB Memory     1527
1920 GB Memory     1528
2048 GB Memory     1529
2304 GB Memory     1530
2560 GB Memory     1531
2816 GB Memory     1532
3072 GB Memory     1533
3328 GB Memory     1534
3584 GB Memory     1535
3840 GB Memory     1536
4352 GB Memory     1537
4864 GB Memory     1538
5376 GB Memory     1539
5888 GB Memory     1540
6400 GB Memory     1541
6912 GB Memory     1542
7424 GB Memory     1543
7936 GB Memory     1544
8448 GB Memory     1545
8960 GB Memory     1546
9472 GB Memory     1547
9984 GB Memory     1548
10496GB Memory     1549
11008 GB Memory     1550
11520 GB Memory     1551
12032 GB Memory     1552
12544 GB Memory     1553
13056 GB Memory     1554
13568 GB Memory     1555
14080 GB Memory     1556
14592 GB Memory     1557
15104 GB Memory     1558
15616 GB Memory     1559
16128 GB Memory     1560
16640 GB Memory     1561
17152 GB Memory     1562
18176 GB Memory     1563
19200 GB Memory     1564
20224 GB Memory     1565
21248 GB Memory     1566
22272 GB Memory     1567
23296 GB Memory     1568
24320 GB Memory     1569
25344 GB Memory     1570
26368 GB Memory     1571
27392 GB Memory     1572
28416 GB Memory     1573
29440 GB Memory     1574
30464 GB Memory     1575
31488 GB Memory     1576
32512 GB Memory     1577
34560 GB Memory     1578
36608 GB Memory     1579
38656 GB Memory     1580
40704 GB Memory     1581
32 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1642
64 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1643
128 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1644
256 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1645
512 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1631
LICCC Ship Via Net Ind     1750
CP4     1941
IFL     1945
Unassigned IFL     1948
SAP (optional)     1949
32GB Flex Memory     1951
64GB Flex Memory     1952
256GB Flex Memory     1953
64GB VFM Flex Memory     1954
32GB Memory Cap Incr     1984
64GB Memory Cap Incr     1985
256GB Memory Cap Incr     1986
CPC1 Reserve     2271
CPC2 Reserve     2272
Balanced Power Plan Ahead     3003
BPR Pair     3016
Lift Tool Kit     3100
Extension Ladder     3101
Internal Battery IBF     3217
Fill and Drain Kit     3393
CPACF Enablement     3863
PCIe+ I/O Drawer     4021
B Frame     4031
A Frame Radiator     4033
B Frame Radiator     4035
Z Frame     4037
C Frame     4038
Zero-Way Processor CP4     4188
1-Way Processor CP4     4189
400 Capacity Marker     4481
401 Capacity Marker     4482
PRC Tokens     6803
PRC Tokens Alteration     6804
Additional CBU Test     6805
PRC 1 MSU day     6806
PRC 100 MSU days     6807
PRC 10000 MSU days     6808
PRC 1 IFL day     6809
PRC 100 IFL days     6810
PRC 1 SAP day     6815
PRC 100 SAP days     6816
Total CBU Years Ordered     6817
CBU Records Ordered     6818
Single CBU IFL Year     6822
25 CBU IFL Year     6823
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
Top Exit Cabling     7917
Bottom Exit Cabling     7919
Top Exit Cabling w/o Tophat     7928
30A/400V 3Ph Wye w/Hubbell     7946
32A/380-415V 3Ph Wye     7947
32A/380-415V 3Ph Wye LSZH     7948
60A/250V 3Ph w/Hubbell     7950
60A/250V 3Ph w/Cut End     7951
60A/250V w/Hubbell     7954
60A/250V w/Cut End     7955
30A/400V Hubbell     7956
32A/380-415V Cut End     7957
32A/380-415V Cut End LSZH     7958
30A/480V Hubbell     7959
FQC Bracket & Mounting Hdw     7960
LC Duplex 6.6 ft Harness     7961
60A/250V 3P w/Cut End LSZH     7962
60A/250V w/Cut End LSZH     7965
Non Raised Floor Support     7998
19in Earthquake Kit, RF     8010
19in Earthquake Kit, NRF     8011
Multi Order Ship Flag     9000
PRC Tokens Authorization     9904
Multi Order Rec Only Flag NB     9001
Multi Order Rec Only Flag MES     9002
RPO Action Flag     9003
Downgraded PUs Per Request     9004
On Off CoD Act 100 IFL Days     9874
On Off CoD Act 100 SAP Days     9878
On Off CoD Act IFL Days     9888
On Off COD authorization     9896
Perm upgr authorization     9898
CIU Activation (Flag)     9899
On-Line CoD Buying (Flag)     9900
On Off CoD Act SAP Days     9909
CBU authorization     9910
CPE authorization     9912
OPO Sales authorization     9913
1 MSU day     9917
100 MSU days     9918
10000 MSU days     9919
1 IFL day     9920
100 IFL days     9921
Height Reduce Ship     9975

Description Machine type Model Feature number
IBM z14 3906 L01  
    L02  
    L03  
    L04  
    L05  
IBM z14 ZR1 3907 LR1  
PRC Tokens Authorization     9904
PRC Tokens     6803
PRC Tokens Alteration     6804
PRC 1 MSU day     6806
PRC 100 MSU days     6807
PRC 10000 MSU days     6808
PRC 1 IFL day     6809
PRC 100 IFL days     6810
PRC 1 SAP day     6815
PRC 100 SAP days     6816
HMC Tower     0062
HMC Rack Mount     0063
TKE Rack Mount     0087
TKE Rack Mount     0088
TKE 9.2 LIC     0881

Description Machine type Model Feature number
IBM z14 3906 L01  
    L02  
    L03  
    L04  
    L05  
IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II 3907 LR1  
US TAA Compliance Indicator     0983

Features that may carry forward:

LinuxONE III does not support carry forward from older models.

Model conversions

From machine type From model To machine type To model
8561 LT1 8561 T01

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

Feature conversions

From   To    
MT Feature MT Feature Description
8561 1945 8561 1949 IFL to SAP (opt)
8561 1945 8561 1948 IFL to uIFL
8561 1949 8561 1945 SAP (opt) to IFL
8561 1949 8561 1948 SAP (opt) to uIFL
8561 1948 8561 1945 uIFL to IFL
8561 1948 8561 1949 uIFL to SAP (opt)
8561 0504 8561 0503 LT1 to T01
8561 0655 8561 0656 Max34 to Max71
8561 0655 8561 0657 Max34 to Max108
8561 0656 8561 0657 Max71 to Max108
8561 4188 8561 4189 400 to 401
8561 4189 8561 4188 401 to 400
8561 0103 8561 0104 Linux Hst Fndtn to Cont Hst Fndtn

Parts removed as a result of a conversion become the property of IBM.

Business Partner information

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

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 119-012


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Publications

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

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

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

Title Order number
IBM 8561 Installation Manual GC28-6997
IBM 8561 Service Guide GC28-6998
IBM 8561 Safety Inspection GC28-6996
Service Guide for TKE Workstations (Version 7.0) GC28-6980
Systems Safety Notices G229-9054
IBM Important Notices G229-9056
IBM Z Statement of Limited Warranty GC28-6979
License Agreement for Machine Code SC28-6872
License Agreement for Machine Code Addendum for Cryptography GC27-2635
Systems Environmental Notices and User Guide Z125-5823

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

Title Order number
IBM 8561 Parts Catalog GC28-7003
Service Guide for 2461 Hardware Management Console GC28-6990
Service Guide for 2461 Support Element GC28-6991
SNMP Application Programming Interfaces SB10-7171
Capacity on Demand User's Guide SC28-6985
CHPID Mapping Tool User's Guide GC28-6984
Hardware Management Console Web Services API (V2.15.0) SC27-2638
IBM Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM) Guide SB10-7176
Secure Service Container User's Guide SC28-7005
Stand-Alone IOCP User's Guide SB10-7173
FICON CTC Reference SB10-7174
Maintenance Information for Fiber Optics (FICON/FCP, Coupling Links, OSA, and zHyperLink Express) SY27-7696
Integrating the HMC's Broadband RSF into your Enterprise SC28-6986
Hardware Management Console Security SC28-6987
SCSI IPL -- Machine Loader Messages SC28-7006
OSA-Express Customer's Guide and Reference SA22-7935
OSA/SF on the Hardware Management Console SC14-7580
OSA Integrated Console Controller User's Guide SC27-9003

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

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

HMC and SE console documentation

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

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

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

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

Topic Redbook publication number
Technical Introduction SG24-8850-00
Technical Guide SG24-8851-00
Configuration Setup SG24-8860-00
Connectivity Handbook SG24-5444-20
IBM Z Functional Matrix REDP-5157-04

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

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

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

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

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



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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

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

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

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

Global Technology Services

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

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

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

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

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



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

The physical specifications for IBM LinuxONE III Model LT1 are now available in the "Library" section of Resource Link in the Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP).

This information can be obtained at Resource Link.

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

Operating environment

The operating environment information for IBM LinuxONE III Model LT1 is now available in the "Library" section of Resource Link in the Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP).

This information can be obtained at Resource Link.

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

Resource Link has been designed for easy access and navigation.

Hardware requirements

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

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

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

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

Software requirements

IBM LinuxONE III requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM plans to support running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on LinuxONE III:
    • SUSE SLES 15 SP1 with service, SUSE SLES 12 SP4 with service, and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 8.0 with service, Red Hat RHEL 7.7 with service, and Red Hat RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.
    • The support statements for LinuxONE III also cover the KVM hypervisor on distribution levels that have KVM support.

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

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

The following software requirements are listed for features and capabilities supported on LinuxONE III:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OSA-Express7S GbE LX (#0442) and GbE SX (#0443) require at a minimum:

CHPID type OSC:

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

CHPID type OSD:

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

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

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

OSA-Express7S 10 GbE LR (#0444) and 10 GbE SR (#0445) require at a minimum:

CHPID type OSD:

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

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

CHPID type OSD:

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

OSA-Express7S 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#0446) requires at a minimum:

CHPID type OSC supporting TN3270E and non-SNA DFT:

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

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of two ports per CHPID:

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

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

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

Checksum offload for IPv6 packets (CHPID type OSD):

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

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

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

Large Send for IPv6 packets (CHPID type OSD):

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

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

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

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

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

Crypto Express7S (1 port) (#0899) support of greater than 16 Domains requires at a minimum:

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

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

  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation and exploitation within the z/VM TLS/SSL server.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation and exploitation within the z/VM TLS/SSL server.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to provide support in future distribution releases.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression requires at a minimum:

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

Planning information

Client responsibilities

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

Installability

The average installation time for an LinuxONE III 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 LinuxONE III uses the security and auditability features and functions of host hardware, host software, and application software.

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

IBM Systems Lab Services

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



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IBM Electronic Services

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

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

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

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, go to the IBM Electronic Service Agent website.



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Terms and conditions

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IBM Global Financing

Yes

Products - terms and conditions

Warranty period

One year

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM. An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty period specified by IBM. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Warranty service

The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information. IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. The following service is available as warranty for your machine type.

  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same-day response
International Warranty Service

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

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

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

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

The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information. IBM On-site service: IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

The following service is provided.

  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same-day response.
Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Three

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

General terms and conditions

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

Yes

Machine installation

Installation is performed by IBM. IBM will install the machine in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the machine.

In the United States, contact IBM at 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378). In other countries, contact the local IBM office.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed Internal Code

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

Specific Machine Type Model:

  • 8561-LT1

Other Installed Licensed Code

None



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Prices

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

Products

Desc Mach type Model Feat num ** EWFe MMMC ind INIT/MES
IBM LinuxONE III 8561 LT1       X  
HMC Table Top KMM     1048 **     Both
TKE Table Top KMM     1057 **     Both

Desc Mach type Model Feat num ** EWFe MMMC ind INIT/MES
IBM LinuxONE III 8561 LT1       X  
US TAA Compl Indicator     0983 **     Both

Desc Mach type Model Feat num ** EWFe MMMC ind INIT/MES
LinuxONE III 8561 LT1       X  
MTU 1 - D     0001 **     MES
MTU 100 -D     0002 **     MES
MTU 1 -V     0003 **     Both
MTU 100 -V     0004 **     Both
GTU 1 - D     0005 **     MES
GTU 100 - D     0006 **     MES
GTU 1 -V     0007 **     MES
GTU 100 -V     0008 **     MES
GTU 1000 - D     0009 **     MES
GTU 1000 - V     0010 **     Both
Migration Offering Machine     0014 **     INIT
HW for DPM     0016 **     Both
Non RSF On/Off CoD     0032 **     Both
Serv Docs Optional Print     0033 **     Both
RFID Tag     0035 **     Both
RFID Tag     0036 **     Both
HMC     0062 **     Both
HMC Rack Mount     0063 **     Both
TKE Rack Mount     0087 **     Both
TKE     0088 **     Both
WWPN Persist     0099 **     Both
IBM Z HW Mgmt Appliance     0100 **     Both
Linux Hosting Foundn     0103 **     Both
Container Hosting Founda     0104 **     Both
2964 Air w/o TEIO & w/o HtrR     0105 **     Both
2964 Air w/o TEIO & w/HtR     0106 **     Both
2964 Air w/TEIO & w/o HtR     0107 **     Both
2964 Air w/TEIO & w/HtR     0108 **     Both
2964 Wat w/o TEIO & w/o HtrR     0109 **     Both
2964 Wat w/o TEIO & w/HtR     0110 **     Both
2964 Wat w/TEIO & w/o HtR     0111 **     Both
2964 Wat w/TEIO & w/HtR     0112 **     Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL     0119 **     Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL     0120 **     Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP     0127 **     Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP     0128 **     Both
HMC Table Top KMM     0148 **     Both
HMC Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0154 **     Both
TKE Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0156 **     Both
TKE Table Top KMM     0157 **     Both
Fanout Airflow PCIe     0174 **     Both
PCIe+ Fanout     0175 **     Both
Client Must Provide HMC KMM     0188 **     Both
Client Must Provide TKE KMM     0190 **     Both
3906 w/o TEIO & w/o HtR     0201 **     Both
3906 w/TEIO & w/o HtR     0202 **     Both
3906 w/o TEIO & w/HtR     0203 **     Both
3906 w/TEIO & w/HtR     0204 **     Both
US English     0235 **     Both
France     0236 **     Both
German/Austrian     0237 **     Both
LA Spanish     0238 **     Both
Spain     0239 **     Both
Italian     0240 **     Both
French Canadian     0241 **     Both
Portug     0242 **     Both
UK English     0243 **     Both
Norweg     0244 **     Both
Sweden Finland     0245 **     Both
Netherl     0246 **     Both
Belgian French     0247 **     Both
Denmark     0248 **     Both
Swiss French/German     0249 **     Both
PCIe+ Inter connect® Gen4     0421 **     Both
10 GbE RoCE Express 2.1     0432 **     Both
FICON Express 16SA LX     0436 **     Both
FICON Express 16SA SX     0437 **     Both
FCP Express 32S LX     0438 **     Both
FCP Express 32S SX     0439 **     Both
OSA-Express 7S GbE LX     0442 **     Both
OSA-Express 7S GbE SX     0443 **     Both
OSA-Express 7S 10 GbE LR     0444 **     Both
OSA-Express 7S 10 GbE SR     0445 **     Both
OSA-Express 7S 1000 BASE-T     0446 **     Both
IBM Adapter for NVMe1.1     0448 **     Both
OSA-Express 7S 25 GbE SR1.1     0449 **     Both
25 GbE RoCE Express 2.1     0450 **     Both
Model LT1     0504 **     Both
200- 208V 30/60A, 3 Ph PDU     0629 **     Both
380- 415V 32A, 3 Ph WYE PDU     0630 **     Both
Ethernet Switch     0631 **     Both
Bulk Power Assembly     0640 **     Both
IBM Virtual Flash Memory     0643 **     Both
Max34     0655 **   x Both
Max71     0656 **   x Both
Max108     0657 **   x Both
Max145     0658 **   x Both
Max190     0659 **   x Both
CPC PSU     0666 **     Both
32GB USB Load Media     0843 **     Both
No Physical Media     0846 **     Both
32GB USB Backup Media     0848 **     Both
TKE 9.2 LIC     0881 **     Both
TKE Smart Card Reader     0891 **     Both
Crypto Express 7S (2 port)     0898 **     Both
Crypto Express 7S (1 port)     0899 **     Both
TKE addl smart cards     0900 **     Both
UID Label for DoD     0998 **     Both
STP Enable     1021 **     Both
EMEA Special Ops     1022 **     Both
512 GB Memory     1515 **     Both
576 GB Memory     1516 **     Both
640 GB Memory     1517 **     Both
704 GB Memory     1518 **     Both
768 GB Memory     1519 **     Both
896 GB Memory     1520 **     Both
1024 GB Memory     1521 **     Both
1152 GB Memory     1522 **     Both
1280 GB Memory     1523 **     Both
1408 GB Memory     1524 **     Both
1536 GB Memory     1525 **     Both
1664 GB Memory     1526 **     Both
1792 GB Memory     1527 **     Both
1920 GB Memory     1528 **     Both
2048 GB Memory     1529 **     Both
2304 GB Memory     1530 **     Both
2560 GB Memory     1531 **     Both
2816 GB Memory     1532 **     Both
3072 GB Memory     1533 **     Both
3328 GB Memory     1534 **     Both
3584 GB Memory     1535 **     Both
3840 GB Memory     1536 **     Both
4352 GB Memory     1537 **     Both
4864 GB Memory     1538 **     Both
5376 GB Memory     1539 **     Both
5888 GB Memory     1540 **     Both
6400 GB Memory     1541 **     Both
6912 GB Memory     1542 **     Both
7424 GB Memory     1543 **     Both
7936 GB Memory     1544 **     Both
8448 GB Memory     1545 **     Both
8960 GB Memory     1546 **     Both
9472 GB Memory     1547 **     Both
9984 GB Memory     1548 **     Both
10496GB Memory     1549 **     Both
11008 GB Memory     1550 **     Both
11520 GB Memory     1551 **     Both
12032 GB Memory     1552 **     Both
12544 GB Memory     1553 **     Both
13056 GB Memory     1554 **     Both
13568 GB Memory     1555 **     Both
14080 GB Memory     1556 **     Both
14592 GB Memory     1557 **     Both
15104 GB Memory     1558 **     Both
15616 GB Memory     1559 **     Both
16128 GB Memory     1560 **     Both
16640 GB Memory     1561 **     Both
17152 GB Memory     1562 **     Both
18176 GB Memory     1563 **     Both
19200 GB Memory     1564 **     Both
20224 GB Memory     1565 **     Both
21248 GB Memory     1566 **     Both
22272 GB Memory     1567 **     Both
23296 GB Memory     1568 **     Both
24320 GB Memory     1569 **     Both
25344 GB Memory     1570 **     Both
26368 GB Memory     1571 **     Both
27392 GB Memory     1572 **     Both
28416 GB Memory     1573 **     Both
29440 GB Memory     1574 **     Both
30464 GB Memory     1575 **     Both
31488 GB Memory     1576 **     Both
32512 GB Memory     1577 **     Both
34560 GB Memory     1578 **     Both
36608 GB Memory     1579 **     Both
38656 GB Memory     1580 **     Both
40704 GB Memory     1581 **     Both
32 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1642 **     Both
64 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1643 **     Both
128 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1644 **     Both
256 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1645 **     Both
512 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1631 **     Both
LICCC Ship Via Net Ind     1750 **     MES
CP4     1941 **     Both
IFL     1945 **   x Both
Unass IFL     1948 **     Both
SAP (opt)     1949 **     Both
32GB Flex Memory     1951 **     Both
64GB Flex Memory     1952 **     Both
256GB Flex Memory     1953 **     Both
64GB VFM Flex Memory     1954 **     Both
32GB Memory Cap Incr     1984 **     Both
64GB Memory Cap Incr     1985 **     Both
256GB Memory Cap Incr     1986 **     Both
CPC1 Reserve     2271 **     Both
CPC2 Reserve     2272 **     Both
Balanced Power Plan Ahead     3003 **     Both
BPR Pair     3016 **     Both
Lift Tool Kit     3100 **     Both
Extension Ladder     3101 **     Both
Internal Battery IBF     3217 **     Both
Fill and Drain Kit     3393 **     Both
CPACF Enable     3863 **     Both
PCIe+ I/O Drawer     4021 **     Both
B Frame     4031 **     Both
A Frame Radiator     4033 **   x Both
B Frame Radiator     4035 **   x Both
Z Frame     4037 **     Both
C Frame     4038 **     Both
Zero-Way Processor CP4     4188 **   x Both
1-Way Processor CP4     4189 **   x Both
400 Capacity Marker     4481 **     Both
401 Capacity Marker     4482 **     Both
PRC Tokens     6803 **     Both
PRC Tokens Alteration     6804 **     Both
Addit CBU Test     6805 **     Both
PRC 1 MSU day     6806 **     Both
PRC 100 MSU days     6807 **     Both
PRC 10000 MSU days     6808 **     Both
PRC 1 IFL day     6809 **     Both
PRC 100 IFL days     6810 **     Both
PRC 1 SAP day     6815 **     Both
PRC 100 SAP days     6816 **     Both
Total CBU Years Ordered     6817 **     Both
CBU Records Ordered     6818 **     Both
Single CBU IFL Year     6822 **     Both
25 CBU IFL Year     6823 **     Both
Single CBU SAP Year     6830 **     Both
25 CBU SAP Year     6831 **     Both
CBU Replen     6832 **     MES
Capacity for Planned Event     6833 **     Both
OPO Sales Flag     6835 **     Both
OPO Sales Flag-Alteration     6836 **     MES
Top Exit Cabling     7917 **     Both
Bottom Exit Cabling     7919 **     Both
Top Exit Cabling w/o Tophat     7928 **     Both
30A/ 400V 3Ph Wye w/Hubbell     7946 **     Both
32A/380- 415V 3Ph Wye     7947 **     Both
32A/380- 415V 3Ph Wye LSZH     7948 **     Both
60A/ 250V 3Ph w/Hubbell     7950 **     Both
60A/ 250V 3Ph w/Cut End     7951 **     Both
60A/ 250V w/Hubbell     7954 **     Both
60A/ 250V w/Cut End     7955 **     Both
30A/ 400V Hubbell     7956 **     Both
32A/ 380- 415V Cut End     7957 **     Both
32A/ 380- 415V Cut End LSZH     7958 **     Both
30A/ 480V Hubbell     7959 **     Both
FQC Bracket & Mounting Hdw     7960 **     Both
LC Duplex 6.6 ft Harness     7961 **     Both
60A/ 250V 3P w/Cut End LSZH     7962 **     Both
60A/ 250V w/Cut End LSZH     7965 **     Both
Non Raised Floor Support     7998 **     Both
19in Earthq Kit, RF     8010 **     Both
19in Earthq Kit, NRF     8011 **     Both
Multi Order Ship Flag     9000 **     Both
PRC Tokens Author     9904 **     Both
Multi Order Rec Only Flag NB     9001 **     Both
Multi Order Rec Only Flag MES     9002 **     MES
RPO Action Flag     9003 **     MES
Downgr PUs Per Request     9004 **     Both
On Off CoD Act 100 IFL Days     9874 **     MES
On Off CoD Act 100 SAP Days     9878 **     MES
On Off CoD Act IFL Days     9888 **     MES
On Off COD author     9896 **     Both
Perm upgr author     9898 **     Both
CIU Activ (Flag)     9899 **     MES
On-Line CoD Buying (Flag)     9900 **     Both
On Off CoD Act SAP Days     9909 **     MES
CBU author     9910 **     Both
CPE author     9912 **     Both
OPO Sales author     9913 **     Both
1 MSU day     9917 **     MES
100 MSU days     9918 **     MES
10000 MSU days     9919 **     MES
1 IFL day     9920 **     MES
100 IFL days     9921 **     MES
Height Reduce Ship     9975 **     Both

Desc Mach type Model Feat num ** EWFe MMMC ind INIT/MES
IBM LinuxONE Emperor II 3906 LM1   **   X  
    LM2   **   X  
    LM3   **   X  
    LM4   **   X  
    LM5   **   X  
IBM LinuxONE Rock hopper II 3907 LR1   **   X  
PRC Tokens Author     9904 **     Both
PRC Tokens     6803 **     Both
PRC Tokens Alteration     6804 **     Both
PRC 1 MSU day     6806 **     Both
PRC 100 MSU days     6807 **     Both
PRC 10000 MSU days     6808 **     Both
PRC 1 IFL day     6809 **     Both
PRC 100 IFL days     6810 **     Both
PRC 1 SAP day     6815 **     Both
PRC 100 SAP days     6816 **     Both
HMC Tower     0062 **     Both
HMC Rack Mount     0063 **     Both
TKE Rack Mount     0087 **     Both
TKE Rack Mount     0088 **     Both
TKE 9.2 LIC     0881 **     Both
               

Desc Mach type Model Feat num ** EWFe MMMC ind INIT/MES
IBM LinuxONE Emperor II 3906 LM1   **   X  
    LM2   **   X  
    LM3   **   X  
    LM4   **   X  
    LM5   **   X  
IBM LinuxONE Rock hopper II 3907 LR1   **   X  
US TAA Compl Indicator     0983 **     Both

Features that may carry forward:

LinuxONE III does not support carry forward from older models.

ServiceElect (ESA) charges

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

Model conversions

From   To      
Machine type Model Machine type Model Returned parts Continuous maintenance
8561 LT1 8561 T01 Y Y

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

Feature conversions

From To      
Machine type Feature Machine type Feature Returned parts Continuous maintenance
8561 1945 8561 1949 Y Y
8561 1945 8561 1948 Y Y
8561 1949 8561 1945 Y Y
8561 1949 8561 1948 Y Y
8561 1948 8561 1945 Y Y
8561 1948 8561 1949 Y Y
8561 0504 8561 0503 Y Y
8561 0655 8561 0656 Y Y
8561 0655 8561 0657 Y Y
8561 0656 8561 0657 Y Y
8561 4188 8561 4189 Y Y
8561 4189 8561 4188 Y Y
8561 0103 8561 4104 Y Y

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

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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 clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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