Family 2818+01 IBM zEnterprise 114

IBM United States Sales Manual
Revised:  April 22, 2014.

Table of contents
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TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Features
TOC Link Description TOC Link Accessories
TOC Link Product positioning TOC Link Supplies
TOC Link Models  

 
Product life cycle dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
2818-M05 2011/07/122011/09/09 2014/06/30 -
2818-M10 2011/07/122011/09/09 2014/06/30 -

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Abstract

The 2818 is the IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) that delivers the unique capabilities and value of hybrid computing to organizations of all sizes

Model abstract 2818-M05

The IBM 2818 Model M05 has 1 to 5 PUs and 8 to 120 GB memory.

Model abstract 2818-M10

The IBM 2818 Model M10 has 1 to 10 PUs and 8 to 248 GB memory.
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Highlights

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

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

The IBM zEnterprise 114 is designed to deliver:

  • Innovative hybrid computing for new workloads and application deployment

    • A true "data center in a box" to host and centrally manage multiplatform workloads with data hosted on System z

    • A fit-for-purpose system optimized for today's leading application and database workloads

    • An expanded application portfolio that includes not just the traditional environments, but also AIX, Linux on System x, and Linux on System z workloads

    • Support for the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS, V1.1, the IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise (DataPower XI50z), and select POWER7 and IBM System x blades

  • Server improvements
    • One to two drawers (system boards)
    • Seven processing units (PUs) per drawer

  • Price/performance improvements across the stack

    • Lowest cost of entry ever

    • Extreme granularity with 130 available capacity settings, providing the freedom to choose the right capacity setting for your needs with the flexibility to scale on demand as workload demands increase

    • Significant reduction in maintenance, hardware, specialty engine, and memory pricing, making new workload deployment even more affordable

  • Improved hardware and software performance

    • Quad-core 3.8 GHz processor chips, and new out of order execution sequence designed to deliver world-class per-thread performance

    • Up to 14 cores with 10 that are user-configurable and up to 2 dedicated spares

    • Improvements of up to 18% in uniprocessor performance and 12% in total system capacity for z/OS, z/VM, and Linux workloads on System z compared to the z10 BC.

    • Over 100 new instructions and compiler-related enhancements that may help drive performance improvements of up to 25%, based on measurements and projections, for CPU-intensive workloads when accompanied by multiple C/C++ compiler-level improvements going from XL C/C++ V1R9 to V1R12

    • A PCIe I/O subsystem infrastructure that delivers faster and higher I/O bandwidth and increased I/O connectivity for storage networking and coupling

    • Up to 256 GB of available real random array of independent memory (RAIM)-protected fault-tolerant memory per server (System z exclusive) for improved availability and growing application needs, including an 8 GB fixed hardware system area (HSA)

    • Crypto Express3 cryptographic enhancements

    • Up to 128 coupling channel path identifiers (CHPIDs) - twice the number on the z10 BC - and up to 72 physical external coupling links (12x InfiniBand, 1x InfiniBand, ISC-3), an increase of almost 30% as compared to the z10 BC

    • Up to 240 ESCON channels

  • Support for future data center modernization, design, and efficiencies

    • Single frame, air cooled system

    • More performance to help you run more energy efficiently in the same footprint

    • Support for either top-or bottom-exit I/O and power cabling and raised-floor and non-raised-floor options

    • Optional high-voltage DC power, which can save you 1% - 3% on average, on your power bills

    • Humidity and altimeter smart sensors, which provide power and thermal optimization management

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Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A central processor complex (CPC), either the zEnterprise 196 (z196) and / or the zEnterprise 114 (z114),

  • The zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) with its integrated optimizers and / or select IBM blades,

  • The zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (Unified Resource Manager).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The IBM zEnterprise 114 is designed to provide:

  • Server improvements
    • One to two drawers (system boards)
    • Seven PUs per drawer
    • Up to 30 logical partitions
    • Up to 248 GB per partition

  • Memory
    • Up to 248 GB memory (Model M10)
    • 8 GB system minimum
    • Increments of 8 or 32 GB
    • 8 GB HSA, separately managed
    • RAIM standard

  • I/O
    • Zero to two I/O drawers with concurrent add/repair capability
    • Zero to two PCIe I/O drawers with concurrent add/repair capability

  • Coupling
    • HCA3-O 12x optical 2 port
    • HCA3-O LR 1x optical 4 port
    • Up to 48 ISC-3 links
    • Up to 16 12x PSIFB ports (Model M10)
    • Up to 32 1x PSIFB ports (Model M10)

  • zBX support
    • zManager
    • BladeCenter H (1-8 chassis) Ethernet attachment
    • Support for IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer, DataPower IX50z, System p blades, and System x blades

The performance advantage

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

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

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

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

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

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

Building a smarter business infrastructure

The IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Manage suite is included in the base zEnterprise System at no charge for CPs, IFLs, zIIPs, and zAAPs.

  • The Automate / Advanced Management firmware suite is included in the base zEnterprise System at no charge for CPs, zIIPs, and zAAPs. There is a charge for IFLs, blades, and IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer.

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

  • Monitoring and trend reporting of CPU energy efficiency, which can be helpful in managing the costs of deployed workloads

  • Delivery of system activity using a new user interface monitors dashboard (augmenting the existing System Activity Display), enabling a broader and more granular view of system resource consumption

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

  • Integrated hardware management across all elements of the system, including operational controls, which is designed to deliver:

    • Licensed Internal Code (LIC) inventory, update, and service

    • Hardware and LIC problem detection, reporting, and call home

    • Field-guided repair and verification

    • Physical hardware configuration, backup, and restore

    • Primary/alternate replication and recovery for the HMC

    • Integrated hardware management, including operational controls, which provides a single point of control, a consistent interface, and comprehensive insight across the elements of the system to better manage operations, change control, and service

  • Enhanced Monitoring and reporting of CPU energy efficiency with the ability to query maximum potential power.

  • Fully automatic and coherent integrated resource discovery and inventory for all elements of the system without requiring user configuration, deployment of discovery libraries or sensors, or user scheduling of resource discovery. These integrated functions enable a simplified deployment methodology, decreasing complexity, and increasing accuracy and completeness for discovery and inventory.

  • A private and physically isolated OSA-Express3 1000BASE-T Ethernet internal management network (the intranode management network - INMN), operating at 1 Gbps, that connects all zEnterprise System resources (CPCs, BladeCenters, blades, top-of-rack switches, power distribution units, and hypervisors) for management purposes. This INMN is pre-wired, internally switched, configured, and managed with full redundancy for high availability. These characteristics of the INMN enable simplified and secure management with no effect on data traffic. The INMN is exclusive to the IBM zEnterprise 114 and 196 servers and is supported by z/OS and z/VM. Refer to the Software requirements section.

  • A private and secure OSA-Express3 or OSA-Express4S 10 Gigabit Ethernet intraensemble data network (IEDN) that connects all elements of a zEnterprise System ensemble. The IEDN is access-controlled using integrated virtual local area network (VLAN) provisioning. This requires no external user-managed switches or routers, which helps to reduce the need for firewalls and encryption, and simplifies network configuration and management, while providing full redundancy for high availability. IEDN management provides enforcement of strict access control across heterogeneous environments, further augmenting security and simplicity. The intraensemble data network is exclusive to IBM zEnterprise 114 and 196 servers and is supported by z/OS and z/VM. Refer to the Software requirements section.

  • Hypervisors, which, except for z/VM, are shipped, deployed, and serviced as zEnterprise System LIC and are booted automatically at power on reset. All hypervisors (PR/SM, z/VM, and PowerVM) are isolated on the internal management network, providing intrusion prevention, integrity, secure virtual switches with integrated configuration, and monitoring, as well as problem management and reporting. Managed through the Unified Resource Manager, hypervisors become part of the trusted compute base and, except for z/VM, are deployed and maintained from a single point of control.

  • Virtual server life-cycle management, which enables directed and dynamic virtual server provisioning across all hypervisors (PR/SM, z/VM, and PowerVM) from a single, uniform point of control. This enables integrated storage and network configuration and ensemble membership integrity. Virtual server life-cycle management provides an authoritative understanding of server, storage, and network elements within an ensemble. Augmenting the existing z/VM virtual server management functions available on System z10, this support now also permits virtual servers to be created and deleted, and allows real and virtual networking resources to be managed by the Unified Resource Manager.

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

  • Representation of the physical and virtual resources that are used in the context of a deployed business function as a named workload. Workload representation enables focus on business goals rather than individual elements and better aligns resources with business needs.

  • Ability to define a performance service level policy and to enable performance monitoring, reporting, and resource optimization that are aligned with user-defined workload service levels by allowing virtual CPU capacity to be adjusted automatically across virtual servers within a hypervisor. Automatic CPU adjustments are supported for z/VM and POWER7 blades.

POWER7 blades are supported in the zBX, providing logical device integration between System z and POWER7 for multitiered applications. POWER7 blades, along with PowerVM, are licensed separately and are enabled and managed, as part of the ensemble, by the Unified Resource Manager.

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

Enhancements to IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager

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

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

  • Hypervisor and virtual server life-cycle management to support the zBX integrated hypervisor for IBM System x blades (using Kernel-based Virtual Machine). Hypervisor and virtual server life-cycle management was first introduced with Unified Resource Manager for PR/SM, z/VM, and PowerVM.

  • zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Model 002 (zBX) integrated hypervisor for System x blades, which is shipped, deployed, and serviced as zEnterprise System Licensed Internal Code (LIC) and is booted automatically on each System x blade at power-on-reset. Like the existing supported hypervisors (PR/SM, z/VM, and PowerVM), it is isolated on the intranode management network (INMN) and managed by Unified Resource Manager, providing a single point of control and supporting directed and dynamic virtual server provisioning.

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

  • Representation of the physical and virtual resources that are used in the context of a deployed business function as a named workload for IBM System x blades. Workload representation enables focus on business goals rather than individual elements and better aligns resources with business needs.

  • Ability to define a performance service level policy and to enable performance monitoring and reporting for IBM System x blades.

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

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

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

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

Ease of use enhancement

IPL from an alternate subchannel set

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

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

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

Reliability and availability

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

Major redesign of memory subsystem for improved availability

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

Cryptography enhancements

CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) enhancements

The following exploit Message-Security-Assist Extension 4:

New instructions:

  • Cipher Message with CFB (KMF)
  • Cipher Message with Counter (KMCTR)
  • Cipher Message with OFB (KMO)

Function code for existing instruction:

  • Compute Intermediate Message Digest (KIMD), and extension for GHASH

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

Common Cryptographic Architecture and Crypto Express3 enhancements

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

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

Common Cryptographic Architecture enhancements

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

Crypto Express3 enhancements

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

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

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

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

  • ANSI X9.8 PIN security, which facilitates compliance with the processing requirements defined in the new version of the ANSI X9.8 and ISO 9564 PIN Security Standards and provides added security for transactions that require Personal Identification Numbers (PINs).

    This Crypto function is exclusive to IBM zEnterprise z114 and z196 servers and is supported by z/OS and z/VM. Refer to the Software requirements section.

  • Enhanced Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA), a key wrapping to comply with ANSI X9.24-1 key bundling requirements, is a Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) key token wrapping method using Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) mode in combination with other techniques to satisfy the key bundle compliance requirements in standards including ANSI X9.24-1 and the recently published Payment Card Industry Hardware Security Module (PCI HSM) standard.

    This Crypto function is exclusive to IBM zEnterprise 114 and 196 servers and is supported by z/OS and z/VM. Refer to the Software requirements section.

  • Secure Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC), a method for computing a message authentication code using a secret key and a secure hash function. HMAC is defined in the standard FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) 198, "The Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code." The new CCA functions support HMAC using SHA-1, SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512 hash algorithms. The HMAC keys are variable-length and are securely encrypted so that their values are protected.

    This Crypto function is exclusive to IBM zEnterprise 114 and 196 servers and is supported by z/OS and z/VM. Refer to the Software requirements section.

  • Elliptical Curve Cryptography Digital Signature Algorithm, an emerging public-key algorithm to eventually replace RSA cryptography in many applications. ECC is capable of providing digital signature functions and key agreement functions. The new CCA functions provide ECC key generation and key management and provide digital signature generation and verification functions compliance with the ECDSA method described in ANSI X9.62 "Public Key Cryptography for the Financial Services Industry: The Elliptical Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA)." ECC uses keys that are shorter than RSA keys for equivalent strength-per-key-bit. With RSA impractical at key lengths with strength- per-key-bit equivalent to AES-192 and AES-256, the strength-per-key-bit is substantially greater in an algorithm that uses elliptic curves.

    This Crypto function is exclusive to IBM zEnterprise z114 and z196 servers and is supported by z/OS and z/VM. Refer to the Software requirements section.

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

  • Modulus Exponent (ME) and Chinese Remainder Theorem (CRT), RSA encryption and decryption with key lengths greater than 2048 bits and up to 4096 bits.

    This Crypto function is exclusive to IBM zEnterprise z114 and z196 servers and is supported by z/OS and z/VM. Refer to the Software requirements section.

  • Expanded key support for AES algorithm: CCA currently supports the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm to allow the use of AES keys to encrypt data. Expanded key support for AES adds a framework to support a much broader range of application areas, and lays the groundwork for future use of AES in areas where standards and user applications are expected to evolve.

    As stronger algorithms and longer keys become increasingly common, security requirements dictate that these keys must be wrapped using key encrypting keys (KEKs) of sufficient strength. This feature adds support for AES key encrypting keys. These AES wrapping keys have adequate strength to protect other AES keys for transport or storage. The new AES key types use the variable-length key token. The supported key types are EXPORTER, IMPORTER, and for use in the encryption and decryption services, CIPHER. New APIs have been added or modified to manage and use these new keys.

    The following new or modified CCA API functions are also supported:

    • Key Token Build2: Builds skeleton variable-length key tokens

    • Key Generate2: Generates keys using random key data

    • Key Part Import2: Creates keys from key part information

    • Key Test2: Verifies the value of a key or key part

    • Key Translate2
      • Translates a key: Changes the key encrypting key (KEK) used to wrap a key
      • Reformats a key: Converts keys between the legacy token format and the newer variable-length token format

    • Symmetric Key Export: Modified to also export AES keys

    • Symmetric Key Import2: Imports a key that has been wrapped in the new token format

    • Secure Key Import2: Wraps key material under the master key or an AES KEK

    • Restrict Key Attribute: Changes the attributes of a key token

    • Key Token Parse2: Parses key attributes in the new key token

    • Symmetric Algorithm Encipher and Symmetric Algorithm Decipher: Enhanced to encipher and decipher data using AES keys wrapped in the new variable-length token format

    Expanded key support for AES algorithm and CCA API functions supported by the Crypto Express3 feature when defined as a coprocessor is exclusive to the z196 and z114, and is supported by z/OS and z/VM. Refer to the Software requirements section.

  • Enhanced ANSI TR-31 interoperable secure key exchange: ANSI TR-31 defines a method of cryptographically protecting Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES) cryptographic keys and their associated usage attributes. The TR-31 method complies with the security requirements of the ANSI X9.24 Part 1 standard, although use of TR-31 is not required in order to comply with that standard. CCA has added functions that can be used to import and export CCA TDES keys in TR-31 formats. These functions are designed primarily as a secure method of wrapping TDES keys for improved and more secure key interchange between CCA and non-CCA devices and systems.

    Enhanced ANSI TR-31 interoperable secure key exchange supported by the Crypto Express3 feature when defined as a coprocessor is exclusive to the z196 and z114, and is supported by z/OS and z/VM. Refer to the Software requirements section.

  • PIN block decimalization table protection: To help avoid a decimalization table attack to learn a Personal Identification Number (PIN), a solution is now available in the CCA API to thwart this attack by protecting the decimalization table from manipulation. PINs are most often used for automated teller machines (ATMs) but are increasingly used at point-of sale, for debit and credit cards.

    PIN block decimalization table protection supported by the Crypto Express3 feature when defined as a coprocessor is exclusive to the z196 and z114, and is supported by z/OS and z/VM. Refer to the Software requirements section.

  • PKA RSA OAEP with SHA-256 algorithm: RSA Encryption Scheme - Optimal Asymmetric Encryption Padding (RSA OAEP) is a public-key encryption scheme or method of encoding messages and data in combination with the RSA algorithm and a hash algorithm.

    Currently, the Common Cryptographic Architecture and z/OS Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility (ICSF) provide key management services supporting the RSA OAEP method using the SHA-1 hash algorithm, as defined by the public key cryptographic standards (PKCS) #1 V2.0 standard. These services can be used to exchange AES or DES/TDES key values securely between financial institutions and systems. However, PKCS#1 V2.1 extends the OAEP method to include the use of the SHA-256 hashing algorithm to increase the strength of the key wrapping and unwrapping mechanism. The CCA key management services have been enhanced so that they can use RSA OAEP with SHA-256 in addition to RSA OAEP with SHA-1.

    This provides support for PKCS that is mandated by some countries for interbank transactions and communication systems.

    PKA RSA OAEP with SHA-256 algorithm is supported by the Crypto Express3 feature when defined as a coprocessor, is exclusive to z196 and z114, and is supported by z/OS and z/VM. Refer to the Software requirements section.

  • Additional Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) functions: The Common Cryptographic Architecture has been extended to include the Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) algorithm.

    ECDH is a key agreement protocol that allows two parties, each having an elliptic curve public-private key pair, to establish a shared secret over an insecure channel. This shared secret may be used directly as a key, or to derive another key which can then be used to encrypt subsequent communications using a symmetric key cipher such as AES KEK.

    Enhancements include:

    • Updated key management function to support AES KEKs
      • Generating an ECC private key wrapped with an AES KEK
      • Importing and exporting an ECC private key wrapped with an AES KEK

    • Support for ECDH with a new service

    These additional Elliptic Curve Cryptographic functions are supported by the Crypto Express3 feature when defined as a coprocessor, are exclusive to z196 and z114, and are supported by z/OS and z/VM. Refer to the Software requirements section.

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

  • Modulus Exponent (ME) and Chinese Remainder Theorem (CRT), RSA encryption and decryption with key lengths greater than 2048-bits and up to 4096-bits.

    This Crypto function is exclusive to IBM zEnterprise z114 and z196 servers and is supported by z/OS and z/VM. Refer to the Software requirements section.

Trusted Key Entry 7.1 Licensed Internal Code (LIC)

The following functions are supported in the TKE 7.1 LIC:

  • New access control support for all TKE applications: Every TKE application and the ability to create and manage crypto module and domain groups now require the TKE local cryptographic adapter profile to have explicit access to the TKE application or function the user wants to run. This was done to provide more control of what functions TKE users are allowed to perform.

  • New migration utility: During a migration from a lower release of TKE to TKE 7.1 LIC, it will be necessary to add access control points to the existing roles. The new access control points can be added through the new Migrate Roles Utility or by manually updating each role through the Cryptographic Node Management Utility. The IBM-supplied roles created for TKE 7.1 LIC have all of the access control points needed to perform the functions they were permitted to use in TKE releases prior to TKE 7.1 LIC.

  • Single process for loading an entire key: The TKE now has a wizard-like feature that takes users through the entire key loading procedure for a master or operational key. The feature preserves all of the existing separation of duties and authority requirements for clearing, loading key parts, and completing a key. The procedure saves time, by walking users through the key loading procedure. However, this feature does not reduce the number of people it takes to perform the key load procedure.

  • Single process for generating multiple key parts of the same type: The TKE now has a wizard-like feature that allows a user to generate more than one key part at a time. The procedure saves time because the user has to start the process only one time, and the TKE efficiently generates the desired number of key parts.

  • AES operational key support: CCA V4.2 for the Crypto Express3 feature includes three new AES operational key types. From the TKE, users can load and manage the new AES EXPORTER, IMPORTER, and CIPHER operational keys from the TKE workstation crypto module notebook.

  • Decimalization table support: CCA V4.2 for the Crypto Express3 feature includes support for 100 decimalization tables for each domain on a Crypto Express3 feature. From the TKE, users can manage the decimalization tables on the Crypto Express3 feature from the TKE workstation crypto module notebook. Users can manage the tables for a specific domain or manage the tables of a set of domains if they are using the TKE workstation Domain Grouping function.

  • Host cryptographic module status support: From the TKE workstation crypto module notebook, users will be able to display the current status of the host cryptographic module that is being managed. If they view the Cryto Express3 feature module information from a crypto module group or a domain group, they will see only the status of the group's master module.

  • Display of active IDs on the TKE console: A user can be logged onto the TKE workstation in privileged access mode. In addition, the user can be signed onto the TKE workstation's local cryptographic adapter. If a user is signed on in privileged access mode, that ID is shown on the TKE console. With this new support, both the privileged access mode ID and the TKE local cryptographic adapter ID will be displayed on the TKE console.

  • Increased number of key parts on a smart card: If a TKE smart card is initialized on a TKE workstation with a 7.1 level of LIC, it will be able to hold up to 50 key parts. Previously, TKE smart cards could hold only 10 key parts.

  • Use of ECDH to derive the shared secret: When the TKE workstation with a 7.1 level of LIC exchanges encrypted material with a Crypto Express3 at CCA level V4.2, Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) is used to derive the shared secret. This increases the strength of the transport key used to encrypt the material.

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

I/O Improvements

Assigning WWPNs to physical Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) ports:

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

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

www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

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

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

zDAC applies to all FICON features supported on z114 when configured as CHPID type FC and is supported by z/OS. zDAC is exploited by the IBM System Storage DS8700.

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

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

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

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

  • For the FICON/zHPF/FCP storage area network: FICON Express8S for single mode fiber (LX) and multimode fiber (SX) environments with two channels per feature, and two channel path identifiers (CHPIDs).

  • For the 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet local area network: OSA-Express4S for single mode fiber (LX, LR) and multimode fiber (SX, LR) environments. The 10 GbE features have one port per feature and one CHPID. The GbE features have two ports per feature and one CHPID shared by the two ports.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The High Performance FICON for System z journey:

  • In October of 2008 IBM made the initial zHPF announcement on System z10 with FICON Express4 and FICON Express2 channels
    • Maximum of 31k zHPF IOs/sec, 2.2 times the FICON protocol
    • Single track limit for zHPF data transfers

  • In July 2009 IBM introduced FICON Express8 channels on System z10.
    • Maximum of 52k zHPF IOs/sec
    • 64k byte limit for zHPF data transfers

  • In July 2010 IBM introduced additional support on zEnterprise 196. This support is being carried forward to the z114.

    • Extension to multitracks of zHPF data transfers

    • Support for multiple tracks of data

    • Removal of 64 k byte data transfer limit

    • The ability of channels to operate at rates designed to fully exploit the bandwidth of a FICON Express8 channel

  • Today IBM introduces the new FICON Express8S channel.
    • A hardware data router is introduced for more efficient zHPF data transfers.
    • The FICON Express8S channel is the first channel with hardware specifically designed to support zHPF.
    • FICON Express8, FICON Express4, and FICON Express2 have a firmware- only zHPF implementation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FCP channels to support T10-DIF for enhanced reliability

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

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

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

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

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

Access to high-speed intraserver network - HiperSockets

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

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

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

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

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

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

Networking Enhancements

Access to the LAN with OSA-Express3

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

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

OSA-Express3 Ethernet features:

  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet long reach (10 GbE LR) for single mode fiber infrastructures; supports 10 Gbps link data rate

  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet short reach (10 GbE SR) for multimode fiber infrastructures; supports 10 Gbps link data rate

  • Gigabit Ethernet long wavelength (GbE LX) for single mode fiber infrastructures; supports 1 Gbps link data rate

  • Gigabit Ethernet short wavelength (GbE SX) for multimode fiber infrastructures; supports 1 Gbps link data rate

  • 1000BASE-T Ethernet for Category 5 or Category 6 copper infrastructures; autonegotiates to 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps

Note: The four OSA-Express3 features listed above are not orderable on the IBM zEnterprise 114 models. If they are installed at the time of an upgrade to the IBM zEnterprise 114 they may be retained. OSA-Express4S is the primary OSA offering. The OSA-Express3 Ethernet features support:

  • Queued Direct Input/Output (QDIO) - uses memory queues and a signaling protocol to directly exchange data between the OSA microprocessor and the network software for high-speed communication.

    • QDIO Layer 2 (Link layer) - for IP (IPv4, IPv6) or non-IP (AppleTalk DECnet, IPX, NetBIOS, or SNA) workloads. Using this mode the Open Systems Adapter (OSA) is protocol-independent and Layer-3 independent. Packet forwarding decisions are based upon the Medium Access Control (MAC) address.

    • QDIO Layer 3 (Network or IP layer) - for IP workloads. Support for packet forwarding is based upon IP address or virtual MAC address. Guests may share OSA's MAC address or guests may have their own unique virtual MAC address.
CHPID  Applicable                   Purpose/Traffic
type   features
----- -----------  ----------------------------------------------------
OSC   1000BASE-T   OSA-Integrated Console Controller (OSA-ICC).
                   Supports TN3270E, non-SNA DFT to IPL CPCs & LPs.
 
OSD   All          Queue Direct Input/Output (QDIO) architecture;
                   TCP/IP traffic when Layer 3 (uses IP address) and
                   Protocol-independent when Layer 2 (uses MAC address).
 
OSE   1000BASE-T   Non-QDIO; For SNA/APPN/HPR traffic and TCP/IP
                   passthru traffic.
 
OSM   1000BASE-T   OSA-Express for Unified Resource Manager.
                   Connectivity to intranode management network
                   (INMN) from z114 to Unified Resource Manager
                   functions.
 
OSN   GbE          OSA-Express for NCP; Appears to OS as a device
      1000BASE-T   supporting channel data link control (CDLC)
                   protocol. Enables Network Control Program (NCP)
                   channel-related functions such as loading and
                   dumping to NCP. Provides LP-to-LP connectivity
                   OS to IBM Communication Controller for Linux (CCL).
                   OSN CHPIDs are not available on the OSA-Express4S.
 
OSX   10 GbE       OSA-Express for zBX.  Provides connectivity
                   and access control to the intraensemble
                   data network (IEDN) from z114 to
                   Unified Resource Manager functions.

For network performance - inbound workload queuing:

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

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

  1. z/OS Sysplex Distributor traffic - Network traffic that is associated with a distributed dynamic virtual IP address (DVIPA) is assigned a unique input queue, allowing the Sysplex Distributor traffic to be immediately distributed to the target host.

  2. z/OS bulk data traffic - Network traffic that is dynamically associated with a streaming (bulk data) TCP connection is assigned to a unique input queue, allowing the bulk data processing to be assigned the appropriate resources and isolated from critical interactive workloads.

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

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

For network management - query and display OSA configuration:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • CHPID type OSD continues to support the Queued Direct Input/Output (QDIO) architecture, TCP/IP traffic when Layer 3 (uses IP address), protocol-independent when Layer 2 (uses MAC address).

  • CHPID type OSX continues to support connectivity and access control to the intraensemble data network (IEDN) from the z196 or z114 to zBX (OSA-Express 10 GbE features only)

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

OSA-Express4S GbE with two ports per feature: The OSA-Express4S GbE features have one CHPID per feature (CHPID type OSD) and two ports associated with the CHPID.

Note: CHPID type OSN (OSA-Express for NCP) is not being offered for the OSA-Express4S GbE features.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Large send support for IPv6 packets applies to the OSA-Express4S features (CHPID type OSD and OSX), and is exclusive to the z196 and z114. Refer to the Software requirements section. Large send for IPv4 packets is currently available on OSA-Express2, OSA-Express3, and OSA-Express4S for all in-service releases of z/OS, Linux on System z, and z/VM for guest exploitation.

Note: Large Send is not supported for LPAR-to-LPAR packets.

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

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

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

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

Performance using jumbo frames: 2 In laboratory measurements, using an OSA-Express4S 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) feature in a z196 defined as CHPID type OSD with an inbound-to-the-host streams workload operating at 10 Gbps, we achieved a maximum user-payload throughput of 1,180 megabytes per second (MBps) compared to a maximum of 680 MBps achieved with an OSA-Express3 10 GbE feature on a z196. This represents approximately a 70% increase for jumbo frames (8000 byte frames).

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

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

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

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

Access AWM information at:

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

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

Parallel Sysplex and STP enhancements

Access to a Parallel Sysplex environment

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

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

The primary ways to configure Coupling Facilities are:

  • Stand-alone Coupling Facility, an option where the Coupling Facility LPAR running the CFCC code is not co-located with z/OS images of its Parallel Sysplex on the same System z server. This option provides for failure isolation, so that a single failure does not affect the z/OS images and the CF at the same time. The server itself may be configured with Integrated Coupling Facility specialty engines.

  • Internal Coupling Facility, an option where the Coupling Facility is co-located with z/OS images of its Parallel Sysplex on the same System z server. This option can be used as a backup Coupling Facility in a data sharing environment or as the primary facility in a resource sharing environment.

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

  • 12x InfiniBand for short distances - up to 150 meters (492 feet)
  • 1x InfiniBand for longer distances - up to 10 km (6.2 miles) unrepeated

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

Internal coupling links (ICs) can also be used for internal communication between Coupling Facilities (CFs) defined in LPARs and z/OS images on the same server.

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

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

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

  • 12x InfiniBand coupling links support a link data rate of 6 gigabytes per second (GBps) at distances up to 150 meters (492 feet).

  • 1x IFB coupling links support a link data rate of 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) server-to-server or 2.5 or 5 Gbps when using dense wavelength division multiplexers (DWDMs). The 1x IFB coupling links support distances up to 10 km (6.2 miles) unrepeated. Greater distances are possible with an RPQ or when using qualified DWDM solutions.

  • Both 12x and 1x InfiniBand coupling links also allow you to share physical links by defining multiple logical links (channel path identifiers - CHPIDs) - up to 16 CHPIDs across two ports for 12x IFB, and up to 16 CHPIDs across four ports for 1x IFB.

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

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

  1. 12x IFB3 protocol: When HCA3-Os are communicating with HCA3-Os and have been defined with four or fewer CHPIDs per port, the 12x IFB3 protocol is utilized.

  2. 12x IFB protocol: If more than four CHPIDs are defined per HCA3-O port, or HCA3-O features are communicating with HCA2-O features on zEnterprise or System z10 servers, links will run with the 12x IFB protocol.

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

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

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

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

Parallel Sysplex Enhancements

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

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

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

Coupling Facility Control Code Level 17

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

STP - time synchronization for Parallel Sysplex

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

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

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

A CTN can be configured in two ways:

  • STP-only CTN, which does not require a Sysplex Timer.

  • Mixed CTN (External Time Reference (ETR) and STP), which requires a Sysplex Timer. The Sysplex Timer provides the timekeeping information in a Mixed CTN. Even though the z114 does not support attachment to a Sysplex Timer, it can participate in a Mixed CTN that has either a z10 or z9 synchronized to the Sysplex Timer. This maintains the capability for enterprises to concurrently migrate from an existing ETR network to a Mixed CTN and from a Mixed CTN to an STP-only CTN.

Server Time Protocol (STP) enhancements

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

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

High-voltage DC power

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

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

Non-raised floor environment

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

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

Top exit I/O cabling and power cords

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

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

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

Access to Capacity on Demand

CAPACITY ON DEMAND - TEMPORARY CAPACITY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

CAPACITY ON DEMAND - PERMANENT CAPACITY:

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

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

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

Capacity on Demand - enhancements

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

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

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

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

HMC system support

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

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

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

HMC security

  • Security improvements

    The Monitor System Events task now allows for security logs to result in email notifications using the same type of filters and rules that are used for both Hardware and Operating System messages.

    The Password Profiles task now allows for the removal of predefined password rules by the access administrator.

  • Offload support for customer audit

    The Audit and Log Management task adds the ability to offload a number of HMC and SE files (Audit Log, Console Event Log, Console Service History, Tasks Performed Log, and Security Logs). You can now offload to removable media as well as to remote locations via FTP. The offloaded data is available in two forms: human readable (HTML) and machine readable (XML). Offloading can be manually initiated via the new Audit and Log Management task or scheduled via the Scheduled Operations task.

  • HMC user ID templates and patterns

    This function provides the ability to manage adding and removing HMC users in an environment where an LDAP server is the central authority for specifying which users have access to an HMC.

  • View Only User IDs/access for HMC/SE

    HMC and SE User ID support allows the ability to create users who have View Only access to select tasks. The new View Only tasks are the existing tasks with minor modifications to their GUI controls to prevent any actions from being taken.

  • HMC/SE Secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) support

    This function allows a secure FTP connection from an HMC/SE FTP client to a customer FTP server location.

HMC monitoring

  • Environmental Efficiency Statistics task

    The Environmental Efficiency Statistics task adds the ability to show historical power consumption and thermal information as well as a historical summary of processor and channel utilization. The data is presented in table form or graphical ("histogram") form, and it can also be exported to a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file.

  • Monitors Dashboard task

    The Monitors Dashboard task provides the following capabilities:

    • A tree-based view of resources in the IBM System z
    • The ability to view aggregated activity when looking at large configurations
    • More detail for objects with smaller scope
    • Support for new graphical ways of displaying data, such as history charts

    Future changes to the existing activity task will be minimized.

HMC user interface improvements

  • Classic UI and User Settings task improvements
    The User Settings and Console Default User Settings console actions now have a 'Classic Style' tab. This tab allows users to change the look of the Classic UI.

  • Additional control over the Toggle Lock and Details tasks

    In prior releases, all Task Roles contain the Toggle Lock task and the Details tasks for the various managed objects. The Customize User Controls task now includes the Toggle Lock and Details tasks which gives the administrator the ability to remove these tasks for certain users.

  • Allow setting Acceptable Status for multiple objects

    In prior releases setting up Acceptable Status on a new install requires the user to set the status one object at a time. A new field, "Save as default", was added to each Acceptable Status task to allow the user to change the acceptable status for all of the currently defined objects of that type.

LPAR Controls enhancements

  • Change LPAR Controls - Export to File

    The Change LPAR Controls task adds the ability to export the Change LPAR Controls table data to a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file. This support is available only when a user is connected to the HMC remotely via a web browser.

  • Change LPAR Controls Scheduled Operation

    The Change LPAR Controls Scheduled Operation now allows the partition capping value to be specified. Details about an existing Change LPAR Controls scheduled operation can now be viewed on the Support Element.

Capacity on Demand

  • Autorenewal of postpaid On/Off CoD records

    Resource Link will monitor all installed On/Off CoD records. Every 90 days, Resource Link will generate a replenishment record for each installed record that will move the expiration date out 180 days. The record must be "enabled" for autorenewal. The next time the system connects to RETAIN, a replenishment record is pushed to the system and installed. Once set, no customer renewal action is required.

  • On/Off CoD Administrative Test

    Resource Link reintroduces the "Order Administrative On/Off CoD test." This option supports standard order flow, including approval steps that allow for testing of processes and procedures without any resulting hardware or software charges.

  • Other CoD enhancements

    Ordering options were added to Resource Link to allow the purchase of unassigned CP or IFL capacity and to allow users to explore capacity needs and upgrade options prior to purchasing a permanent engine upgrade.

SNMP and CIM API enhancements

  • SNMP v3.0 API support

    New authentication and privacy security enhancements are added to the HMC Java APIs. Users need to configure SNMPv3 authentication parameters using the Customize API Settings task.

  • HMC SNMP and CIM API enhancements

    The SNMP and CIM APIs now allow dynamic changes to the logical partition Group Capacity setting, and allow User ID audit reports to be generated and retrieved.

HMC hardware

  • Removable writable media to replace HMC DVD-RAM

    A removable writable media was added as an alternate to the HMC DVD-RAM. This media is the USB Flash Memory Drive (UFD).

  • HMC/SE customer and SE networks Gigabit LAN

    The Ethernet switch hardware used to interconnect various parts of the system has been upgraded. The SMC Networks switch now contains 16 ports which support 1 GB speeds.

Removal of Dynamic ICF Expansion Option

  • Remove support for Dynamic ICF Expansion Option

    Activation Profiles removed support for Dynamic ICF expansion both across ICFs and across a pool of shared CPs. The following logical Processor Assignment selections for a Coupling Facility mode logical partition were removed:

    • Dedicated and not dedicated Internal Coupling Facility processors

    • Dedicated Internal Coupling Facility processors and not dedicated central processors

Advanced Entry Workload License Charges

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

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

Solution Edition Series

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

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

Systems and Technology Group (STG) Lab Services

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

The four services available are:

  • IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer Enablement Services

    A three-to four-week service offering that provides services to assist current DB2 for z/OS clients with the planning and installation activities for the integration of the optimizer into their data center as well as configuring the hardware components necessary to enable a basic functional IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer environment and IBM System Storage unit.

  • zEnterprise Ensemble Enablement JumpStart Assistance for zBX Blades

    A three-to four-week service offering that is targeted for implementations involving IBM blades and is designed to help accelerate the implementation of an ensemble. The service will set up the z/OS and zBX infrastructure, use a test application to demonstrate the functionality of the ensemble environment, and provide education to the client with a focus on the Unified Resource Manager "Manage" functionality.

  • zEnterprise Ensemble Enablement JumpStart Assistance for z/VM

    A three-to four-week service offering that is targeted for implementations that will use the Unified Resource Manager to manage Linux virtual servers under the z/VM Hypervisor. The service will set up the z/VM and Unified Resource Manager infrastructure, use a test application to show the functionality of the ensemble environment, and provide education to the client with a focus on Unified Resource Manager "Manage" functionality.

  • zEnterprise Ensemble Enablement JumpStart Assistance for DataPower XI50z Blades

    A two-week service offering that is targeted for implementations involving the configuration and enablement of their DataPower XI50z within an IBM BladeCenter Extension (zBX) environment. Upon completion, clients will be ready to exploit the zBX technology. An education workshop is also provided that will assist them to leverage the new blades quickly and assist in the training of staff on new functions available to the HMC to support the XI50z and zEnterprise environments.

Other z114 service offerings from STG Lab Services

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

  • z/OS Infrastructure Solutions, for example
    • Parallel Sysplex
    • Hardware, Performance, and DFSMShsm Health Inspections

  • Middleware Solutions
    • DB2, services
    • CICS services
    • WebSphere services

  • z/OS and Linux on System z Security Services

  • Linux on IBM System z Services and Training Kits

  • Systems Agenda Consulting

  • Cross Platform Consulting Services
    • Data Center Services
    • IBM High Availability Center of Competency briefings and education on high availability best practices
    • IBM Systems Technical Training

For more information, please visit:

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

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

IBM Implementation Services for System z

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

For more information about the offering, please refer to:

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

IBM zEnterprise Setup and Migration Services

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

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

The four-day service includes:

  • Onsite or remote planning session. IBM will review your overall plan, define milestones, identify potential migration scenarios, and assess your readiness for installation.

  • Onsite or remote review and updating of hardware, network, and storage provisioning. IBM will:

    • Review and update your I/O configuration (IODF)

    • Assist you as needed with the OSA-Express implementation and ensure the console definitions are valid

    • Review and update your VTAM definitions

    • Review and update your TCP/IP parameters settings

    • Review the operating system (z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, and Linux) settings to ensure they are appropriate for the zEnterprise

    • Review the procedures for migrating the logical partition (LPAR) configurations to the new Hardware Management Console (HMC) and assist as needed

    • Identify and order the operating system (z/OS, z/VM, and z/VSE) and subsystem (DB2, IMS, and CICS) maintenance

  • One day onsite within 120 days of contract signing to facilitate deployment.

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

  • Two weeks of services to upgrade z/OS (within coexistence policy) to the current version and release - Applies skilled IBM resources using best practices to migrate back-level z/OS versions (within coexistence policy) to work with the zEnterprise. Contract can be expanded to include other migration activities such as subsystems, operational migration, Independent Software Vendor (ISV), user-exits migration, testing, and deployment.

  • Two weeks of services for sysplex clients exploiting Parallel Sysplex InfiniBand (PSIFB) with the zEnterprise - Assists you in planning, implementing, and migrating your ICB and ISC-3 configurations to PSIFB.

  • Two weeks of services to assist on other installation and Implementation requirements - Assists you on infrastructure work specific to your requirements.

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

express@us.ibm.com.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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


Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Model summary matrix

Models PUs Memory
M05 1 to 5 8 to 120 GB
M10 1 to 10 16 to 248 GB

Note: A portion of the total memory is delivered and reserved for fixed HSA.

Note: The maximum amount of memory that can be configured for a single LPAR is 1TB although the maximum useable is 248 GB per LPAR.

Note: All PU conversions can be performed concurrently.

Processor Unit Summary

Listed below are the minimums and maximums of processor units that customers may permanently purchase. The feature codes affected are identified in parentheses.

      Total   CP7s(1) IFLs   uIFLs    ICFs    zAAPs   zIIPs   SAPs
       PUs           (#3394) (3399)  (#3395) (#3397) (#3398) (#3396)
Model Avail Min/Max  Min/Max Min/Max Min/Max Min/Max Min/Max Min/Max
----- ----- -------  ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
M05    05    0 - 05   0 - 05  0 - 04  0 - 05  0 - 05  0 - 05  0 - 02
M10    10    0 - 05   0 - 10  0 - 09  0 - 10  0 - 05  0 - 05  0 - 02
 

Notes:

  • (1) A z114 with subcapacity CPs can have a maximum of 25 subcapacity features

  • One CP, IFL, or ICF is required for any model.

  • The total number of PUs purchased can not exceed the total number available for that model.

  • One CP must be installed with the installation of any uIFLs that are installed, or prior to the installation of any uIFLs.

  • One CP must be installed with the installation of any zAAPs that are installed, or prior to the installation of any zAAPs.

  • The total number of zAAPs purchased must be equal to the number of CPs purchased for any machine.

  • One CP must be installed with the installation of any zIIPs that are installed, or prior to the installation of any zIIPs.

  • The total number of zIIPs purchased must be equal to the number of CPs purchased for any machine.

  • There are two spares in an M10 model.

  • The number of SAPs provided to the customer as standard PUs are as follows:
    • Model M05 = Two SAPs
    • Model M10 = Two SAPs

Customer setup (CSU)

Customer set up is not available on this machine.

Devices supported

Peripheral hardware and device attachments

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

While the z114 supports devices as described above, IBM does not commit to provide support or service for an IBM device that has reached its End of Service effective date as announced by IBM.

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

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

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

Model conversions

Model Conversions - Hardware upgrades
 
   From             To
M/T     Model   M/T     Model      Description
----    ----    ----    -----      ------------
2096    R07     2818    M05   (2)  2096 R07 to 2818 M05
2096    R07     2818    M10   (2)  2096 R07 to 2818 M10
2096    S07     2818    M05   (2)  2096 S07 to 2818 M05
2096    S07     2818    M10   (2)  2096 S07 to 2818 M10
2098    E10     2818    M05   (2)  2098 E10 to 2818 M05
2098    E10     2818    M10   (2)  2098 E10 to 2818 M10
2818    M05     2818    M10   (2)  2818 M05 to 2818 M10
2818    M10     2817    M15   (2)  2818 M10 to 2817 M15
 

Note: (2) Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Feature conversions

The feature conversion list for IBM zEnterprise 114 is available now in the Library section of Resource Link (TM).

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

www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

Using the instructions on the Resource Link panels, obtain a user ID and password. Resource Link has been designed for easy access and navigation.
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Technical description
TOC Link Physical specifications TOC Link Operating environment TOC Link Limitations
TOC Link Hardware requirements TOC Link Software requirements


Physical specifications

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

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

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

Operating environment

Operating environment:

  • Operating temperature and altitude:

    • Minimum temperature = 10 degC (50 degF)

    • Maximum temperature = 35 degC (95 degF) up to 3000 feet, then a derating of 1 degC (1.8 degF) for every 1000 feet above 3000 feet

    • Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet (28 degC (82.4 degC) with derating)

  • Relative humidity: 20 to 80% RH, maximum dewpoint = 21 degC (69.8 degF)

  • Electric power (absolute maximum)
    • M05: 5.5 kW
    • M10: 7.5 kW

    Acoustical category 1B

    • M05: 5.2 bels
    • M10: 7.4 bels

Capacity of exhaust

  • 2100 cubic meters/hr (1235 CFM) normal room
  • 2900 cubic meters/hr (1700 CFM)

Ambient > 28 degC and or altitude > 3000 feet

Acoustical noise level (nominal conditions):

  • Maximum Configuration: Model M10
    • Declared A-Weighted Sound Power Level, LWAd(B) = x.x
    • Declared A-Weighted Sound Pressure Level, LpAm(dB) = xx

Leakage and Starting Current: 60 mA / 170A (less than on millisecond)

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

Limitations

Not applicable.

Hardware requirements

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

Machine Change Levels (MCLs) are required.

Descriptions of the MCLs are available now on Resource Link.

Access Resource Link at:

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

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

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

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

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

Peripheral hardware and device attachments

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

While the z114 supports devices as described above, IBM does not commit to provide support or service for an IBM device that has reached its End of Service effective date as announced by IBM.

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

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

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

Software requirements

Operating System Support

Listed are the operating systems and the minimum versions and releases supported by IBM zEnterprise 114, its functions, and its features. Select the releases appropriate to your operating system environments.

Note: Refer to the z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE subsets of the 2818DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket prior to installing a z114.

IBM zEnterprise 114 requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.11 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.10 (1) with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.9 (2) with the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9 (5646-A01) with required maintenance.

  • z/OS V1.8 (3) with the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.8 (5638-A01) with required maintenance.

  • z/VM V6.1 with PTFs.

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs.

  • z/VSE V4.3 with PTFs.

  • z/VSE V4.2 with PTFs.

  • z/TPF V1.1

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • Novell SUSE SLES 10 and SLES 11.
    • Red Hat RHEL 5 and RHEL6.

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

  • z/OS V1.10, z/OS V1.11, or z/OS V1.12 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R10-V1R12 Web deliverable This may be obtained at:
    http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/downloads/

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

  • z/VSE V4.2 and later supports the CPACF features with the functionality supported on IBM System z10.

  • z/TPF V1.1.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • Novell SUSE SLES 11 SP1.
    • Red Hat RHEL 6.1.
    • For Message-Security-Assist-Extension 4 exploitation, IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to include support in future Linux on System z distribution releases.

Crypto Express3 requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V1.10, z/OS V1.11, or z/OS V1.12 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R10-V1R12 Web deliverable This may be obtained at:
    http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/downloads/

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

    Note: z/VM V5.4 and later support clear-and secure-key operations.

  • z/VSE V4.2 and IBM TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (TM) V1.5.0 with PTFs.

    Note: z/VSE supports clear-key RSA operations only.

  • z/TPF V1.1 (acceleration mode only).

  • Linux on System z distributions:

    • For toleration:
      • Novell SUSE SLES10 SP3 and SLES 11.
      • Red Hat RHEL 5.4 and RHEL 6.0.

    • For exploitation:
      • Novell SUSE SLES11 SP1.
      • Red Hat RHEL 6.1.

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

  • z/OS V1.11, z/OS V1.12, or z/OS V1.13 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R11-V1R13 Web deliverable (planned to be available September 9, 2011).

  • z/OS V1.10, z/OS V1.11, or z/OS V1.12 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R10-V1R12 Web deliverable with PTFs. The Cryptographic Web deliverables are available at:

    http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/downloads/

  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs.

  • z/VM 5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation

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

  • z/OS V1.10 (1), z/OS V1.11, or z/OS V1.12 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R10-V1R12 Web deliverable with a PTF (planned to be available September 9, 2011).

  • z/OS V1.11, z/OS V1.12, or z/OS V1.13 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R11-V1R13 Web deliverable (planned to be available September 9, 2011).

  • z/OS V1.13 with a PTF (planned to be available September 9, 2011).

  • z/VM 5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation

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

  • z/OS V1.11, z/OS V1.12, or z/OS V1.13 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R11-V1R13 Web deliverable (planned to be available September 9, 2011). The Cryptographic Web deliverables are available at:

    http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/downloads/

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

  • Linux on System z distributions:

    • Support is planned for a future release of Common Cryptographic Architecture Support Program for Linux on System z.

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

  • z/OS V1.11, z/OS V1.12, or z/OS V1.13 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R11 - V1R13 Web deliverable (planned to be available September 9, 2011). The Cryptographic Web deliverables may be obtained at:
    http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/downloads/

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

  • Linux on System z distributions:

    • For RSA encryption and decryption with key lengths up to 2048-bits:
      • Novell SUSE SLES10 and SLES 11.
      • Red Hat RHEL 5 and RHEL 6.

    • For RSA encryption and decryption with key lengths up to 4096-bits:

      • IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to include support in future Linux on System z distribution releases.

IPL from an alternate subchannel set requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V1.11 or V1.12 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13.

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

  • z/OS V1.8 (3).

  • z/VM V5.4.

  • z/VSE V4.2.

  • z/TPF V1.1.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • Novell SUSE SLES 10 and SLES 11.
    • Red Hat RHEL 5 and RHEL 6.

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

  • z/OS V1.11.

  • z/OS V1.10 (1) with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.9 (2) with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.8 (3) with PTFs.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • Novell SUSE SLES 11 SP1.
    • Red Hat RHEL 6.

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

  • z/OS V1.11 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.10 (1) with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.9 (2) with PTFs.
  • Red Hat RHEL 6.1
  • Linux on System z distributions:

    IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to include support in future Linux on System z distribution releases.

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

  • z/VM V5.4.

  • z/VSE V4.2.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • Novell SUSE SLES 10 and SLES 11.
    • Red Hat RHEL 5 and RHEL 6.

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

  • Linux on System z distributions:

    • IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to include support in future Linux on System z distribution releases.

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

  • z/VM 5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation

  • Linux on System z distributions:

    IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to include support in future Linux on System z distribution releases.

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

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of two ports per CHPID:

  • z/OS V1.10 (1).

  • z/OS V1.9 (2) with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.8 (3) with PTFs.

  • z/VM V6.1.

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs.

  • z/VSE V4.2.

  • z/TPF V1.1 PUT 4 with PTFs.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • Novell SUSE SLES 10 SP2 and SLES 11.
    • Red Hat RHEL 5.2 and RHEL 6.0.

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

  • z/OS V1.8 (3).

  • z/VM V5.4.

  • z/VSE V4.2.

  • z/TPF V1.1.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • Novell SUSE SLES 10 and SLES 11.
    • Red Hat RHEL 5 and RHEL 6.

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

CHPID type OSD:

  • z/OS V1.8 (3).
  • z/VM V5.4.
  • z/VSE V4.2.
  • z/TPF V1.1.
  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • Novell SUSE SLES 10 and SLES 11.
    • Red Hat RHEL 5 and RHEL 6.

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

  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.11 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.10 (1) with PTFs.

  • z/VM V6.1 with PTFs.

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs to define, modify, and delete OSX CHPID types when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.

  • z/VSE V5.1 (when available)

  • z/TPF V1.1 PUT 4 with PTFs.

  • Linux on System z:
    • Novell SLES 10 SP4 and SLES 11 SP1 (maintenance update).
    • RedHat RHEL 5.6 and RHEL 6.0.

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

  • z/OS V1.13.
  • z/VM V5.4 for guest exploitation.

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

  • z/OS V1.13.
  • z/VM V5.4 for guest exploitation.

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

  • z/OS V1.13.
  • z/VM V5.4 for guest exploitation.

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

  • z/OS V1.13.
  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V1.13 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.11 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.10(1) with PTFs.

    Older versions of z/OS will tolerate, but do not exploit, the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager.

  • z/VM 6.1 with PTFs for enablement of virtual server life cycle management and support for managing real and virtual networking resources by the Unified Resource Manager.

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

  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.

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

  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.11 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.10 (1) with PTFs.

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs.

  • z/VSE V4.2.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • Novell SUSE SLES 10 and SLES 11.
    • Red Hat RHEL 5 and RHEL 6.

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

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • Novell SUSE SLES 11 SP1.
    • Red Hat RHEL 6.0.

Note: OSA-Express3 GbE and 1000BASE-T contain two ports per PCIe adapter. The ports "share" one channel path identifer (CHPID). There may be two or four ports per feature, depending upon feature number. OSA-Express3 10 GbE SR and LR contain one port per PCIe adapter. There are two ports per feature.

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

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

CHPID type OSC supporting TN3270E and non-SNA DFT:

  • z/OS V1.8 (3).
  • z/VM V5.4.
  • z/VSE V4.2.

CHPID type OSD with exploitation of all four ports:

  • z/OS V1.10 (1).

  • z/OS V1.9 (2) with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.8 (3) with PTFs.

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs.

  • z/VSE V4.2 with PTFs.

  • z/TPF V1.1 PUT 4 with APARs.

  • Linux on System z distributions - for four ports per feature (#3367):
    • Novell SUSE SLES 10 SP2 and SLES 11.
    • Red Hat RHEL 5.2 and RHEL 6.

  • Linux on System z distributions - for two ports per feature (#3369):
    • Novell SUSE SLES 10 and SLES 11.
    • Red Hat RHEL 5 and RHEL 6.

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

  • z/VM V5.4.

  • z/VSE V4.2.

  • z/TPF V1.1.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • Novell SUSE SLES 10 and SLES 11.
    • Red Hat RHEL 5 and RHEL 6.

CHPID type OSE supporting 4 or 2 ports per feature:

  • z/OS V1.8 (2).
  • z/VM V5.4.
  • z/VSE V4.2.

CHPID type OSM for intranode management network:

  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.11 with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.10 (1) with PTFs.

  • z/VM V6.1 with PTFs.

  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs to define, modify, and delete OSM CHPID types when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.

  • IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to include support in future Linux on System z distribution releases.

CHPID type OSN supporting OSA-Express for NCP:

Note: CHPID type OSN does not use ports. All communication is LPAR-to-LPAR.

  • z/VM V5.4.

  • z/VSE V4.2.

  • z/TPF V1.1.

  • Linux on System z distributions:
    • Novell SUSE SLES 10 and SLES 11.
    • Red Hat RHEL 5 and RHEL 6.

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

  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.

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

  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

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

  • z/OS V1.10 (1) with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.9 (2) with PTFs.

  • z/OS V1.8 (3) with PTFs.

  • z/VM V5.4 to define, modify, and delete an InfiniBand coupling link, CHPID type CIB, when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.

Coupling Facility Control Code Level 17

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

  • z/OS V1.12 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.11 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.10 (1) with PTFs.
  • z/VM V5.4 with PTFs for guest virtual coupling.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Title                                                 Order Number
------------------------------------------------------     ------------
System z Application Programming Interfaces for Java         API-JAVA
Planning for Fiber Optic Links                               GA23-0367
Ensemble Performance Management Guide                        GC27-2607
Ensemble Planning and Configuring Guide                      GC27-2608
Introduction to Ensembles                                    GC27-2609
Service Guide for HMCs and SEs                               GC28-6861
z114 Parts Catalog                                           GC28-6908
OSA-Express Customer Guide and Reference                     SA22-7935
ESCON I/O Interface Physical Layer                           SA23-0394
Coupling Links I/O Interface Physical Layer                  SA23-0395
Fibre Channel Connection (FICON) I/O Physical Layer          SA24-7172
System z Application Programming Interfaces                  SB10-7030
System z CIM Management Interface                            SB10-7154
Stand-Alone IOCP User's Guide                                SB10-7152
ESCON and FICON CTC Reference                                SB10-7034
HMC Operations Guide for Ensembles (V2.11.1)                 SC27-2615
Capacity On Demand User's Guide                              SC28-2605
SCSI IPL - Machine Loader Messages                           SC28-6839
Hardware Management Console Operations Guide (V2.11.1)       SC28-6905
Support Element Operations Guide (V2.11.1)                   SC28-6906
Maintenance Information for Fiber Optic Links                SY27-2597
Fiber Optic Cleaning Procedures                              SY27-2604

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

www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

Using the instructions on the Resource Link panels, obtain a user ID and password. Resource Link has been designed for easy access and navigation.
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Features
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Features - No charge

                                      Machine
Description                           Type    Model  Feature
------------------------------------- ------  -----  -------
IBM zEnterprise 114                   2818    M05
IBM zEnterprise 114                   2818    M10
 
Service Docs Optional Print                          0033

COLOR: A specify code is not required.

VOLTAGE: A specify code for line cord feature codes is required and will be provided by the configurator based on the country code of the order.

LANGUAGE: A specify code for language is required and will be provided by the configurator based on the country code of the order.

Features - Chargeable

                                Machine
Description                     Type     Model  Feature
-----------------------------   -------  -----  -------
IBM zEnterprise 114             2818
                                          M05
 
Model M05                                       1135
8 GB  Memory                                    3609
 
                                Machine
Description                     Type     Model  Feature
-----------------------------   -------  -----  -------
IBM zEnterprise 114             2818
                                          M10
 
Model M10                                       1136
152 GB  Memory                                  3624
184 GB  Memory                                  3625
216 GB  Memory                                  3626
248 GB  Memory                                  3627
 
                                Machine
Description                     Type     Model  Feature
-----------------------------   -------  -----  -------
IBM zEnterprise 114             2818
                                          M05
                                          M10
 
MTU 1 - D                                       0001
MTU 100 - D                                     0002
MTU 1 - V                                       0003
MTU 100 - V                                     0004
GTU 1 - D                                       0005
GTU 100 - D                                     0006
GTU 1 - V                                       0007
GTU 100 - V                                     0008
GTU 1000 - D                                    0009
GTU 1000 - V                                    0010
 
Manage Firmware Suite                           0019
Automate/Adv Mgmt FW Suite                      0020
Ensemble Membership                             0025
Detach zBX                                      0030
Attach zBX                                      0031
Manage FW ISAOPT                                0039
Manage FW DP                                    0040
Manage FW PWR Blade                             0041
Manage FW System x Blade                        0042
Automate FW ISAOPT                              0043
Automate FW DP                                  0044
Automate FW PWR Blade                           0045
Adv Mgmt FW System x Blade                      0046
Automate FW IFL                                 0052
 
Ethernet switch                                 0070
HMC w/Dual EN                                   0091
 
I/O Cage ISC-D Airflow                          0113
I/O Cage Full Card Airflow                      0114
 
1 CPE Capacity Unit                             0116
100 CPE Capacity Unit                           0117
10000 CPE Capacity Unit                         0118
1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL                         0119
100 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL                       0120
1 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF                         0121
100 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF                       0122
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP                        0123
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP                      0124
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP                        0125
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP                      0126
1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP                         0127
100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP                       0128
 
HCA2-C Fanout                                   0162
HCA2-O fanout for 12x IFB                       0163
Fanout Airflow                                  0165
PCIe Fanout                                     0169
HCA3-O LR fanout for 1x IFB                     0170
HCA3-O fanout for 12x IFB                       0171
ISC-Mother Card                                 0217
ISC-Daughter Card                               0218
ISC-3 link on F/C 0218                          0219
IFB-MP Daughter Card                            0326
STI-A8 Mother Card                              0327
 
PCIe Interconnect                               0400
OSA-Express4S GbE LX                            0404
OSA-Express4S GbE SX                            0405
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE LR                         0406
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE SR                         0407
FICON Express8S 10Km LX                         0409
FICON Express8S SX                              0410
 
Month Indicator                                 0660
Day Indicator                                   0661
Hour Indicator                                  0662
Minute Indicator                                0663
 
TKE workstation                                 0841
Crypto Express3                                 0864
TKE 7.1 LIC                                     0867
Crypto Express3-1P                              0871
TKE addl smart cards                            0884
TKE Smart Card Reader                           0885
UID Label for DoD                               0998
STP Enablement                                  1021
EMEA Special Operations                         1022
 
4 GB Mem DIMM (10/feature)                      1605
8 GB Mem DIMM (10/feature)                      1606
16 GB Mem DIMM (10/feature)                     1607
 
LICCC Ship Via Net Ind                          1750
8 GB Memory Capacity Incr                       1903
8 GB Ftr Converted Memory                       1904
Preplanned Memory                               1993
 
16-Port ESCON Card                              2323
ESCON Channel port                              2324
 
US English                                      2924
France                                          2928
German                                          2929
Spanish - Non Spain                             2930
Spain                                           2931
Italian                                         2932
Canadian French                                 2935
Portuguese                                      2978
Brazilian Portuguese                            2979
UK English                                      2980
Norwegian                                       2983
Sweden Finland                                  2987
Netherlands                                     2988
Belgian French                                  2989
Denmark                                         2993
Swiss French, German                            2997
Balanced Power Plan Ahead                       3003
BPR Pair Air Model                              3004
BPD Pair Air Model                              3005
 
CP-A                                            3074
CP-B                                            3075
CP-C                                            3076
CP-D                                            3077
CP-E                                            3078
CP-F                                            3079
CP-G                                            3080
CP-H                                            3081
CP-I                                            3082
CP-J                                            3083
CP-K                                            3084
CP-L                                            3085
CP-M                                            3086
CP-N                                            3087
CP-O                                            3088
CP-P                                            3089
CP-Q                                            3090
CP-R                                            3091
CP-S                                            3092
CP-T                                            3093
CP-U                                            3094
CP-V                                            3095
CP-W                                            3096
CP-X                                            3097
CP-Y                                            3098
CP-Z                                            3099
 
Internal Battery IBF-E                          3212
OSA-Express3 1000BASET-EN                       3367
OSA-Express3-2P 1000BASET EN                    3369
 
IFL                                             3394
ICF                                             3395
SAP optional                                    3396
zAAP                                            3397
zIIP                                            3398
Unassigned IFL                                  3399
 
0-Way Processor  A00                            3400
 
1-Way Processor  A01                            3401
1-Way Processor  B01                            3402
1-Way Processor  C01                            3403
1-Way Processor  D01                            3404
1-Way Processor  E01                            3405
1-Way Processor  F01                            3406
1-Way Processor  G01                            3407
1-Way Processor  H01                            3408
1-Way Processor  I01                            3409
1-Way Processor  J01                            3410
1-Way Processor  K01                            3411
1-Way Processor  L01                            3412
1-Way Processor  M01                            3413
1-Way Processor  N01                            3414
1-Way Processor  O01                            3415
1-Way Processor  P01                            3416
1-Way Processor  Q01                            3417
1-Way Processor  R01                            3418
1-Way Processor  S01                            3419
1-Way Processor  T01                            3420
1-Way Processor  U01                            3421
1-Way Processor  V01                            3422
1-Way Processor  W01                            3423
1-Way Processor  X01                            3424
1-Way Processor  Y01                            3425
1-Way Processor  Z01                            3426
 
2-Way Processor  A02                            3429
2-Way Processor  B02                            3430
2-Way Processor  C02                            3431
2-Way Processor  D02                            3432
2-Way Processor  E02                            3433
2-Way Processor  F02                            3434
2-Way Processor  G02                            3435
2-Way Processor  H02                            3436
2-Way Processor  I02                            3437
2-Way Processor  J02                            3438
2-Way Processor  K02                            3439
2-Way Processor  L02                            3440
2-Way Processor  M02                            3441
2-Way Processor  N02                            3442
2-Way Processor  O02                            3443
2-Way Processor  P02                            3444
2-Way Processor  Q02                            3445
2-Way Processor  R02                            3446
2-Way Processor  S02                            3447
2-Way Processor  T02                            3448
2-Way Processor  U02                            3449
2-Way Processor  V02                            3450
2-Way Processor  W02                            3451
2-Way Processor  X02                            3452
2-Way Processor  Y02                            3453
2-Way Processor  Z02                            3454
 
3-Way Processor  A03                            3457
3-Way Processor  B03                            3458
3-Way Processor  C03                            3459
3-Way Processor  D03                            3460
3-Way Processor  E03                            3461
3-Way Processor  F03                            3462
3-Way Processor  G03                            3463
3-Way Processor  H03                            3464
3-Way Processor  I03                            3465
3-Way Processor  J03                            3466
3-Way Processor  K03                            3467
3-Way Processor  L03                            3468
3-Way Processor  M03                            3469
3-Way Processor  N03                            3470
3-Way Processor  O03                            3471
3-Way Processor  P03                            3472
3-Way Processor  Q03                            3473
3-Way Processor  R03                            3474
3-Way Processor  S03                            3475
3-Way Processor  T03                            3476
3-Way Processor  U03                            3477
3-Way Processor  V03                            3478
3-Way Processor  W03                            3479
3-Way Processor  X03                            3480
3-Way Processor  Y03                            3481
3-Way Processor  Z03                            3482
 
4-Way Processor  A04                            3485
4-Way Processor  B04                            3486
4-Way Processor  C04                            3487
4-Way Processor  D04                            3488
4-Way Processor  E04                            3489
4-Way Processor  F04                            3490
4-Way Processor  G04                            3491
4-Way Processor  H04                            3492
4-Way Processor  I04                            3493
4-Way Processor  J04                            3494
4-Way Processor  K04                            3495
4-Way Processor  L04                            3496
4-Way Processor  M04                            3497
4-Way Processor  N04                            3498
4-Way Processor  O04                            3499
4-Way Processor  P04                            3500
4-Way Processor  Q04                            3501
4-Way Processor  R04                            3502
4-Way Processor  S04                            3503
4-Way Processor  T04                            3504
4-Way Processor  U04                            3505
4-Way Processor  V04                            3506
4-Way Processor  W04                            3507
4-Way Processor  X04                            3508
4-Way Processor  Y04                            3509
4-Way Processor  Z04                            3510
 
5-Way Processor  A05                            3513
5-Way Processor  B05                            3514
5-Way Processor  C05                            3515
5-Way Processor  D05                            3516
5-Way Processor  E05                            3517
5-Way Processor  F05                            3518
5-Way Processor  G05                            3519
5-Way Processor  H05                            3520
5-Way Processor  I05                            3521
5-Way Processor  J05                            3522
5-Way Processor  K05                            3523
5-Way Processor  L05                            3524
5-Way Processor  M05                            3525
5-Way Processor  N05                            3526
5-Way Processor  O05                            3527
5-Way Processor  P05                            3528
5-Way Processor  Q05                            3529
5-Way Processor  R05                            3530
5-Way Processor  S05                            3531
5-Way Processor  T05                            3532
5-Way Processor  U05                            3533
5-Way Processor  V05                            3534
5-Way Processor  W05                            3535
5-Way Processor  X05                            3536
5-Way Processor  Y05                            3537
5-Way Processor  Z05                            3538
 
16 GB  Memory                                   3610
24 GB  Memory                                   3611
32 GB  Memory                                   3612
40 GB  Memory                                   3613
48 GB  Memory                                   3614
56 GB  Memory                                   3615
64 GB  Memory                                   3616
72 GB  Memory                                   3617
80 GB  Memory                                   3618
88 GB  Memory                                   3619
96 GB  Memory                                   3620
104 GB  Memory                                  3621
112 GB  Memory                                  3622
120 GB  Memory                                  3623
 
Universal Lift Tool/Ladder                      3759
CPACF Enablement                                3863
I/O Drawer                                      4000
PCIe I/O Drawer-A                               4003
 
A00 Capacity Marker                             4049
A01 Capacity Marker                             4050
B01 Capacity Marker                             4051
C01 Capacity Marker                             4052
D01 Capacity Marker                             4053
E01 Capacity Marker                             4054
F01 Capacity Marker                             4055
G01 Capacity Marker                             4056
H01 Capacity Marker                             4057
I01 Capacity Marker                             4058
J01 Capacity Marker                             4059
K01 Capacity Marker                             4060
L01 Capacity Marker                             4061
M01 Capacity Marker                             4062
N01 Capacity Marker                             4063
O01 Capacity Marker                             4064
P01 Capacity Marker                             4065
Q01 Capacity Marker                             4066
R01 Capacity Marker                             4067
S01 Capacity Marker                             4068
T01 Capacity Marker                             4069
U01 Capacity Marker                             4070
V01 Capacity Marker                             4071
W01 Capacity Marker                             4072
X01 Capacity Marker                             4073
Y01 Capacity Marker                             4074
Z01 Capacity Marker                             4075
 
A02 Capacity Marker                             4078
B02 Capacity Marker                             4079
C02 Capacity Marker                             4080
D02 Capacity Marker                             4081
E02 Capacity Marker                             4082
F02 Capacity Marker                             4083
G02 Capacity Marker                             4084
H02 Capacity Marker                             4085
I02 Capacity Marker                             4086
J02 Capacity Marker                             4087
K02 Capacity Marker                             4088
L02 Capacity Marker                             4089
M02 Capacity Marker                             4090
N02 Capacity Marker                             4091
O02 Capacity Marker                             4092
P02 Capacity Marker                             4093
Q02 Capacity Marker                             4094
R02 Capacity Marker                             4095
S02 Capacity Marker                             4096
T02 Capacity Marker                             4097
U02 Capacity Marker                             4098
V02 Capacity Marker                             4099
W02 Capacity Marker                             4100
X02 Capacity Marker                             4101
Y02 Capacity Marker                             4102
Z02 Capacity Marker                             4103
 
A03 Capacity Marker                             4106
B03 Capacity Marker                             4107
C03 Capacity Marker                             4108
D03 Capacity Marker                             4109
E03 Capacity Marker                             4110
F03 Capacity Marker                             4111
G03 Capacity Marker                             4112
H03 Capacity Marker                             4113
I03 Capacity Marker                             4114
J03 Capacity Marker                             4115
K03 Capacity Marker                             4116
L03 Capacity Marker                             4117
M03 Capacity Marker                             4118
N03 Capacity Marker                             4119
O03 Capacity Marker                             4120
P03 Capacity Marker                             4121
Q03 Capacity Marker                             4122
R03 Capacity Marker                             4123
S03 Capacity Marker                             4124
T03 Capacity Marker                             4125
U03 Capacity Marker                             4126
V03 Capacity Marker                             4127
W03 Capacity Marker                             4128
X03 Capacity Marker                             4129
Y03 Capacity Marker                             4130
Z03 Capacity Marker                             4131
 
A04 Capacity Marker                             4134
B04 Capacity Marker                             4135
C04 Capacity Marker                             4136
D04 Capacity Marker                             4137
E04 Capacity Marker                             4138
F04 Capacity Marker                             4139
G04 Capacity Marker                             4140
H04 Capacity Marker                             4141
I04 Capacity Marker                             4142
J04 Capacity Marker                             4143
K04 Capacity Marker                             4144
L04 Capacity Marker                             4145
M04 Capacity Marker                             4146
N04 Capacity Marker                             4147
O04 Capacity Marker                             4148
P04 Capacity Marker                             4149
Q04 Capacity Marker                             4150
R04 Capacity Marker                             4151
S04 Capacity Marker                             4152
T04 Capacity Marker                             4153
U04 Capacity Marker                             4154
V04 Capacity Marker                             4155
W04 Capacity Marker                             4156
X04 Capacity Marker                             4157
Y04 Capacity Marker                             4158
Z04 Capacity Marker                             4159
 
A05 Capacity Marker                             4162
B05 Capacity Marker                             4163
C05 Capacity Marker                             4164
D05 Capacity Marker                             4165
E05 Capacity Marker                             4166
F05 Capacity Marker                             4167
G05 Capacity Marker                             4168
H05 Capacity Marker                             4169
I05 Capacity Marker                             4170
J05 Capacity Marker                             4171
K05 Capacity Marker                             4172
L05 Capacity Marker                             4173
M05 Capacity Marker                             4174
N05 Capacity Marker                             4175
O05 Capacity Marker                             4176
P05 Capacity Marker                             4177
Q05 Capacity Marker                             4178
R05 Capacity Marker                             4179
S05 Capacity Marker                             4180
T05 Capacity Marker                             4181
U05 Capacity Marker                             4182
V05 Capacity Marker                             4183
W05 Capacity Marker                             4184
X05 Capacity Marker                             4185
Y05 Capacity Marker                             4186
Z05 Capacity Marker                             4187
 
Luxembourg-Belgium ordered                      5560
Iceland-Ordered in Denmark                      5561
China-Ordered in Hong Kong                      5562
Flat panel display                              6096
Power Sequence Controller                       6501
 
Additional CBU Test                             6805
Total CBU Years Ordered                         6817
CBU Records Ordered                             6818
Single CBU CP Year                              6820
25 CBU CP Year                                  6821
Single CBU IFL Year                             6822
25 CBU IFL Year                                 6823
Single CBU ICF Year                             6824
25 CBU ICF Year                                 6825
Single CBU zAAP Year                            6826
25 CBU zAAP Year                                6827
Single CBU zIIP Year                            6828
25 CBU zIIP Year                                6829
Single CBU SAP Year                             6830
25 CBU SAP Year                                 6831
CBU Replenishment                               6832
Capacity for Planned Event                      6833
OPO Sales Flag                                  6835
OPO Sales Flag Alteration                       6836
Feature Converted CBU CP                        6837
Feature Converted CBU IFL                       6838
Feature Converted CBU ICF                       6839
Feature Converted CBU zAAP                      6840
Feature Converted CBU zIIP                      6841
Feature Converted CBU SAP                       6842
 
MT-RJ 8.5 ft harness                            7830
FQC Bracket & Mounting Hdw                      7832
MT-RJ 3.5 ft harness                            7833
MT-RJ 5 ft harness                              7834
MT-RJ 6 ft harness                              7835
LC DUP 6.6 ft harness                           7836
LC DUP 8.5ft harness                            7837
Top Exit w/Power                                7901
Top Exit Cabling                                7920
Side Covers                                     7921
Non Raised Floor Support                        7998
3n1 Bolt Down Kit                               8012
Bolt-Down Kit, Non Raised F                     8013
 
14ft 380-570V DC Cut Cord                       8964
14ft HiLoV 3Ph Cut Top Exit                     8970
14ft HiLoV 1Ph Cut Top Exit                     8972
14ft 380-570V DC Cut Top Ex                     8974
14ft Hi/LoV 3 Ph Cut Cord                       8988
14ft HilLoV 1 Ph Cut  Cord                      8991
14ft HiV 3Ph Cut line-LSZH                      8998
Note:  In AP, the following apply to Japan only.
 
14ft 380-570V DC Line Cord                      8966
6ft 200V 1Ph Cord Top Exit                      8971
6ft 380-570V Top Exit                           8973
6ft 200V 3Ph Cord Top Exit                      8975
14ft 200V 30A 3 Ph Cord                         8987
14ft 200V 30A 1 Ph Line Cord                    8990
6ft 480V 3Ph Cord Top Exit                      8969
14ft 480V 30A 3PH Cord                          8983
Multi Order Ship Flag                           9000
Multi Order Rec Only Flag-NB                    9001
Multi Order Rec Only MES                        9002
 
RPO Action Flag                                 9003
Downgraded PUs Per Request                      9004
Site Prep                                       9879
On/Off CoD Act IFL Day                          9888
On/Off CoD Act ICF Day                          9889
On/Off CoD Act zAAP Day                         9893
On/Off COD authorization                        9896
On/Off CoD Act Cap CP Day                       9897
Perm upgr authorization                         9898
CIU Activation (Flag)                           9899
On Line CoD Buying (Flag)                       9900
On/Off CoD Act zIIP Day                         9908
On/Off CoD Act SAP Day                          9909
CBU authorization                               9910
CPE authorization                               9912
OPO Sales authorization                         9913
 
1 MSU day                                       9917
100 MSU days                                    9918
10000 MSU days                                  9919
1 IFL day                                       9920
100 IFL days                                    9921
1 ICF day                                       9922
100 ICF days                                    9923
1 zIIP day                                      9924
100 zIIP days                                   9925
1 zAAP day                                      9926
100 zAAP days                                   9927
1 SAP day                                       9928
100 SAP days                                    9929
Site Tool Kit                                   9969
Height Reduce Ship                              9975
Height Reduce for Return                        9976
 

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

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

Notes:

  1. Memory DIMMs do NOT carry forward.

  2. Support Elements do NOT carry forward.

  3. FICON Express, feature numbers 2319 and 2320, are NOT supported on the z114.

  4. FICON Express2, feature numbers 3319 and 3320, are NOT supported on the z114.

  5. Crypto Express2, feature number 0863, is NOT supported on the z114.

  6. OSA-Express2 10 GbE LR,feature number 3368, is NOT supported on z114.

(#0019) Manage suite

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

This feature is used to enable the base set of tiered function associated with the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager). The Manage suite includes core operational controls, installation and configuration management, energy monitoring, hypervisor management, intranode management network (INMN) and intraensemble data network (IEDN) management, as well as virtual server lifecycle management. The Manage suite is included in the base zEnterprise System at no charge for CPs, IFLs, zIIPs, and zAAPs. There are charges for IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer, POWER7 and IBM System x blades, and DataPower XI50z appliances. One of the two tiered suites of functionality for the zManager must be ordered. These suites are cumulative. Manage (#0019) is the base suite. If the next level suite, Automate / Advanced Management Firmware Suite (#0020), is ordered, Manage suite (#0019) is automatically included.

  • Minimum: None or one if using zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Either #0019 or #0020 must be ordered. If the Automate suite (#0020) is ordered, the Manage suite (#0019) is automatically included.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.

(#0020) Automate/Adv Mgmt FW Suite

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

This feature is used to enable the Automate suite of functionality associated with the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager. The Automate/Adv Mgmt FW Suite includes representation of resources in a workload context, goal-oriented monitoring and management of resources, and energy management. The Automate suite is included in the base zEnterprise System at no charge for CPs, zIIPs, and zAAPs. There are charges for IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer, POWER7 and IBM System x blades, and DataPower XI50z appliances. One of the two tiered suites of functionality for the zManager must be ordered. These suites are cumulative. Manage (#0019) is the base suite. If the next level suite, Automate (#0020), is ordered, Manage suite (#0019) is automatically included.

  • Minimum: None or one if using zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Either #0019 or #0020 must be ordered. If the Automate suite (#0020) is ordered, the Manage suite (#0019) is automatically included.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.

(#0025) Ensemble membership

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature ships the appropriate cabling for connectivity to the intranode management network (INMN).

Ensemble membership requires that the z114 have two OSA-Express3 1000BASE-T features defined as CHPID type OSM for connectivity to the intranode management network (INMN). Communication across the INMN is exclusively for the purpose of enabling zManager resident on the Hardware Management Console (HMC) to perform its various management disciplines (such as performance management, network virtualization management, energy management, etc.)

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Two OSA-Express3 1000BASE-T (#3367, #3369) features are required for primary and backup connectivity. A port is defined as CHPID type OSM.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: Two 3.2 meter (10.5 feet) Category 6 copper cables with RJ-45 connectors on each end are provided. Installation is performed by service personnel.

(#0030) Detach zBX

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

This feature code and the feature code 0031 are used to complete the detach of a zBX from a z114 or z196 and the attachment of that same zBX to another z114 or z196. This feature code is for the detachment of the zBX to a z114 or z196. The blade entitlements and ensemble management feature codes remain with the z196 and z114 from which the zBX is detached. The blade entitlements and ensemble management feature codes must be purchased for the z114 or z196 to which the zBX is to be attached unless that z114 or z196 currently has blade entitlements and ensemble management feature codes. To complete the detach and attach, one must have the serial numbers for each z114 or z196 participating in the detach and attach of the zBX. The zBX must be attached to the receiving z114 or z196 and it may not be parked or left not installed. The z114 or z196 to which the zBX is to be attached must have the same customer number and country code as the z114 or z196 from which the zBX is detached. Please review the prequisites and limitations.

  • Minimum: 0
  • Maximum: 1
  • Prerequisites: DR93 with bundle 27 or higher for z114
  • Corequisites: FC #0031 with Machine Type 2817 or Machine Type 2818 on the receiving machine
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: No
  • Limitations: The z114 or z196 to which the zBX is to be attached must have the same customer number and country code as the z114 or z196 from which the zBX is detached.

(#0031) Attach zBX:

This feature code and the feature code 0030 are used to complete the detach of a zBX from a z114 or z196 and the attachment of that same zBX to another z114 or z196. This feature code is for the attachment of the zBX to a z114 or z196. The blade entitlements and ensemble management feature codes remain with the z196 and z114 from which the zBX is detached. The blade entitlements and ensemble management feature codes must be purchased for the z114 or z196 to which the zBX is attached unless that z114 or z196 currently has blade entitlements and ensemble management feature codes. To complete the detach and attach, one must have the serial numbers for each z114 or z196 participating in the detach and attach of the zBX. The zBX must be attached to the receiving z114 or z196 it may not be parked or left not installed. The z114 or z196 from which the zBX is detached must have the same customer number and country code at the z114 or z196 to which the zBX is attached. Please review the prequisites and limitations.

  • Minimum: 0
  • Maximum: 1
  • Prerequisites: DR93 with bundle 27 or higher for z114
  • Corequisites: FC #0030 with Machine Type 2817 or Machine Type 2818 on the machine from which the zBX is detached
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: No
  • Limitations: The z114 or z196 to which the zBX is to be attached must have the same customer number and country code as the z114 or z196 from which the zBX is attached.

(#0070) Ethernet switch

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This description is for information purposes only. The Ethernet switch is required to manage the Ethernet connections between the Hardware Management Consoles (HMCs) and the Support Elements (SEs).

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Ten (10). The configuration tool default is a quantity of one (1). The number can be decreased to a quantity of zero (0) if you already have an Ethernet switch or can be increased up to ten (10) if you require additional Ethernet switches.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: Not available in the following countries: Belize, Brazil, Egypt, Haiti, Moldavia, Nicaragua, Oman, and Venezuela. For alternatives, refer to the Ethernet LAN switch support section of z114 Installation Manual for Physical Planning, GC28-6907.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None. The appropriate cables are supplied with the Support Element.

(#0090) HMC w/Dual EN

(No Longer Available as of Septermber 30, 2012)

(#0091) Hardware Management Console

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

The Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a workstation designed to provide a single point of control and single system image for managing local or remote hardware elements. Connectivity is supplied using an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) devoted exclusively to accessing the supported local and remote servers. The HMC is designed to support, exclusively, the HMC application. The HMC is supplied with two 1000BASE-T Ethernet ports capable of operating at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps. The HMC can act as a primary or alternate HMC.

  • Minimum: In an ensemble two, otherwise none.
  • Maximum: Ten (10).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The HMC is for the exclusive use of the HMC application. Customer applications cannot reside on the HMC. TCP/IP is the only supported communication protocol. The HMC supports z114s. It can also be used to support z196, z10 EC, z10 BC, z9 EC, z9 BC, z990, and z890 servers. They must be upgraded to a new AROM level.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: Cables are shipped with the HMC. The Ethernet cables are Category 5 Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) with an RJ-45 connector on each end.

(#0033) Service Docs Optional Print

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

Declining this feature will result in the following guides to not be shipped in paper format. The guides however continue to be available, and printable, from the documentation DVD that is shipped with every machine

  • Service Guide
  • Install Guide
  • Safety inspection guide

Rules on useage:

  1. Do not de-select the hard copy document if this is the first machine at this location (Same address, same building and same floor)
  2. Allow de-selection of subsequent copies if multiple machines are ordered/shipped in the same timeframe.
  3. Do not de-select the hard copy document at this location if this is a "dark account" (raised floor that does not allow laptops and/or media inside)

Specifications:

  • Minimum: 0.
  • Maximum: 1
  • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known
  • Customer Set-up: N/A
  • Limitations: None known
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Return parts MES: Does not apply

(#0116) 1 CPE Capacity Unit

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature code equal to the remainder of three days multiplied by the number of CPE Capacity Units divided by 100 purchased in a given Capacity for Planned Event record.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) #6833
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0117) 100 CPE Capacity Unit

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of three days multiplied by the number of CPE Capacity Units purchased in a given pre-paid Capacity for Planned Event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99
  • Prerequisites: 1 CPE Capacity Unit #0116
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) #6833
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0118) 10000 CPE Capacity Unit

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of three days multiplied by the number of CPE Capacity Units purchased in a given pre-paid Capacity for Planned Event record divided by 10,000.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250
  • Prerequisites: 100 CPE Capacity Unit #0117
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) #6833
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0119) 1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the three days multiplied by the number of temporary Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) #6833
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0120) 100 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of three days multiplied by the number of temporary Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: 1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL #0119
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) #6833
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0121) 1 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the three days multiplied by the number of temporary Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) #6833
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0122) 100 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of three days multiplied by the number of temporary Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: 1 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF #0121.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) #6833
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0123) 1 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the three days multiplied by the number of temporary System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) #6833
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0124) 100 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of three days multiplied by the number of temporary System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: 1 CPE Capacity Unit-zAAP #0123
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) #6833
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0125) 1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the three days multiplied by the number of temporary System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) #6833
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0126) 100 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of three days multiplied by the number of temporary System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: 1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP #0125
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) #6833
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0127) 1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the three days multiplied by the number of temporary System Assist Processor (SAP) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) #6833
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0128) 100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of three days multiplied by the number of temporary System Assist Processor (SAP) features in a given Capacity for Planned event record divided by 100.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: 1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP #0127
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) #6833
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#0163) HCA2-O fanout for 12x InfiniBand (attachment to System z9)

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature should only be ordered if attaching z114 12x InfiniBan d coupling links to System z9 12x InfiniBand coupling links.

A z114 utilizes the Host Channel Adapter2 optical (HCA2-O) fanout for 12x InfiniBand (12x IFB) when attaching to a System z9 HCA1-O fanout (#0167) for 12x IFB. The HCA2-O fanout is designed to support single data rate (SDR) at 3 gigabytes per second (3 GBps) or double data rate (DDR) at 6 GBps. The speed is auto-negotiated and is determined by the capability of the attached System z server.

Note: A link data rate of 3 GBps (when attached to a System z9) or 6 GBps (when attached to a zEnterprise or System z10) does not represent the actual performance of the link.

The HCA2-O fanout has two ports/links and resides in the processor nest on the front of the drawer in the central processor complex (CPC).

12x InfiniBand coupling links are designed to replace Integrated Cluster Bus 4 (ICB-4), which is not supported on zEnterprise, and to complement 1x InfiniBand and ISC-3.

12x InfiniBand can be used for Server Time Protocol (STP) message passing.

  • Minimum: None. Order increment is two ports/links (one HCA2-O fanout).
  • Maximum: z114 Model M05: Four (4) features and 8 ports/links.
  • Maximum: z114 Model M10: Eight (8) features and 16 ports/links. Maximum number of IFB links (12x or 1x IFB) in any combination is four (4) HCA-O fanouts on the M05 and eight (8) HCA-O fanouts on the M10.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites:
    • This feature should only be ordered if attaching 12x InfiniBand coupling links to System z9 12x InfiniBand coupling links.
    • Corequisites: STP enablement (#1021).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • Maximum supported distance is 150 meters (492 feet). It cannot be repeated.
    • Maximum of 128 coupling CHPIDs (ICP, CIB, CFP) per server.
    • z114 and z10 negotiate to 3 GBps when connected to a z9
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied 12x IB-DDR cable is required. The cable is an OM3 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable with a fiber bandwidth @ wavelength: 2000 MHz-km @ 850 nm. It is a 24-fiber cable with duplex 12x multi-fiber push-on (MPO) connectors. There are 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive.

Refer to System z Planning for Fiber Optic Links (ESCON, FICON, InfiniBand, Coupling Links, and Open System Adapters), GA23-0367, and to z114 Installation Manual for Physical Planning, GC28-6907 which can be found in the Library section of Resource Link at:

www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

(#0170) HCA3-O LR fanout for 1x InfiniBand

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

1x InfiniBand coupling links utilize the Host Channel Adapter3 optical long reach (HCA3-O LR) fanout. This fanout is designed to support single data rate (SDR) at 2.5 gigabits per second (Gbps) or double data rate (DDR) at 5 Gbps.

Note: A link data rate of 2.5 Gbps or 5 Gbps does not represent the actual performance of the link. The speed is auto-negotiated and is determined by the capability of the attached Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexer (DWDM) to which it is attached. The DWDM vendor must be qualified by System z.

To access DWDM vendor qualification letters go to:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/
  1. On the left, click on "Library"
  2. In the middle you will see "Hardware products for servers"
  3. Click on "System z Qualified Wavelength Division Multiplexer (WDM) products for GDPS solutions"
  4. Click on the vendor of your choice to view the qualification letters

The HCA3-O LR fanout has four ports/links and resides in the processor nest on the front of the drawer in the central processor complex (CPC). It is compatible with the HCA2-O LR fanout, which has two ports/links.

1x InfiniBand coupling links complement 12x InfiniBand coupling links, are designed to satisfy extended distance requirements, and to facilitate a migration from ISC-3 coupling links to InfiniBand coupling links.

1x InfiniBand coupling links can be used for Server Time Protocol (STP) message passing.

  • Minimum: None. Order increment is four ports/links (one HCA3-O LR fanout).
  • Maximum: z114 Model M05: Four (4) features and 16 ports/links.
  • Maximum: z114 Model M10: Eight (8) features and 32/ports/links. Maximum number of IFB fanouts (12x or 1x IFB) in any combination is four (4) HCA-O fanouts on the M05 and eight (8) HCA-O fanouts on the M10.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: STP enablement (#1021).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • An unrepeated distance of 10 km (6.2 miles) is supported. Greater distances are supported when attached to a System z-qualified optical networking solution.
    • 1x InfiniBand is supported on z196, z114, and z10. It is not supported on z9.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 9/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required (same connector used with ISC-3). Two cables are required, one for each of the two ports on the fanout.

Refer to System z Planning for Fiber Optic Links (ESCON, FICON, InfiniBand, Coupling Links, and Open System Adapters), GA23-0367, and to z114 Installation Manual for Physical Planning, GC28-6907. which can be found in the Library section of Resource Link at:

www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

(#0171) HCA3-O fanout for 12x InfiniBand

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

12x InfiniBand coupling links utilize the Host Channel Adapter3 optical (HCA3-O) fanout. This fanout is designed to support a link data rate of 6 GBps and is designed to support improved throughput and service time compared to HCA2-O fanout for 12x InfiniBand (#0163)

Note: A link data rate of of 6 GBps does not represent the actual performance of the link.

The HCA3-O fanout has two ports/links and resides in the processor nest on the front of the drawer in the central processor complex (CPC).

12x InfiniBand coupling links are designed to replace Integrated Cluster Bus 4 (ICB-4), which is not supported on z114, and to complement 1x InfiniBand and ISC-3.

12x InfiniBand can be used for Server Time Protocol (STP) message passing.

  • Minimum: None. Order increment is two ports/links (one HCA3-O fanout).
  • Maximum: z114 Model M05: Four (4) features and 8 ports/links.
  • Maximum: z114 Model M10: Eight (8) features and 16 ports/links. Maximum number of IFB fanouts (12x or 1x IFB) in any combination is four (4) HCA-O fanouts on the M05 and eight (8) HCA-O fanouts on the M10.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: STP enablement (#1021).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • Maximum supported distance is 150 meters (492 feet). It cannot be repeated.
    • The HCA3-O fanout for 12x InfiniBand (#0171) is not supported when attaching a z196 or z114, to a z9.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied 12x IB-DDR cable is required. The cable is an OM3 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable with a fiber bandwidth @ wavelength: 2000 MHz-km @ 850 nm. It is a 24-fiber cable with duplex 12x multi-fiber push-on (MPO) connectors. There are 12 fibers for transmit and 12 fibers for receive.

Refer to System z Planning for Fiber Optic Links (ESCON, FICON, InfiniBand, Coupling Links, and Open System Adapters), GA23-0367, and to z114 Installation Manual for Physical Planning, GC28-6907. which can be found in the Library section of Resource Link at:

www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

(#0217, #0218) InterSystem Channel-3 (ISC-3)

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

(#0219) InterSystem Channel-3 (ISC-3)

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

The InterSystem Channel-3 (ISC-3) feature is a member of the family of coupling link options. An ISC-3 feature supports up to four links per feature. The ISC-3 feature is used by coupled servers to pass information back and forth over 2 gigabits per second (Gbps) links in a Parallel Sysplex environment. The z114 ISC-3 feature is compatible with ISC-3 features on z196, z10 EC, z10 BC, z9 EC, and z9 BC servers. ISC-3 supports an unrepeated distance of up to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) between servers when operating at 2 Gbps. ISC-3 (CHPID type CFP - peer) can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions and across logical channel subsystems. ISC-3 complements 1x InfiniBand.

The ISC-3 feature is composed of a mother card (ISC-M #0217) and two daughter cards (ISC-D #0218). Each daughter card has two ports or links, for a total of four links per feature. Each link is activated using Licensed Internal Code Configuration Control (LICCC) with ISC links #0219. The ISC-D cannot be ordered. When the quantity of ISC links (#0219) is selected, the appropriate number of ISC-Ms and ISC-Ds is selected by the configuration tool. Additional ISC-Ms may be ordered up to the maximum of ISC-Ds required or twelve (12), whichever is the smaller number. The link is defined in peer (CHPID type CFP) mode only. Compatibility mode is not supported.

Each link utilizes a long wavelength (LX) laser as the optical transceiver, and supports use of a 9 micron single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an industry standard small form factor LC Duplex connector.

  • Minimum: None. Links are ordered in increments of one. It is recommended that initial orders include two links.
  • Maximum #0217: 12 ISC-M (mother) cards.
  • Maximum #0218: 24 ISC-D (daughter) cards.
  • Maximum #0219: 48 ISC links (4 links per feature).
  • Maximum: 12 features, 48 links (4 links per feature).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: STP enablement (#1021).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The ISC-3 feature has an optical transceiver that supports an LC Duplex connector only. A single mode fiber optic cable with an SC Duplex connector is not supported with this feature.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • Can only be installed in I/O drawer (#4000).
    • The unrepeated distance between 2 Gbps ISC-3 links is limited to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). If greater distances are desired, an RPQ request should be submitted.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 9 micron single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required.

(#0404) OSA-Express4S Gigabit Ethernet LX

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature resides, exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer (#4003). The OSA-Express4S Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) long wavelength (LX) feature has one PCIe adapter and two ports. The two ports share a channel path identifier (CHPID type OSD exclusively). Each port supports attachment to a one Gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). The ports can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions and across logical channel subsystems.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 48 features in PCIe I/O drawer (#4003); any mix of OSA-Express4S features. For every OSA-Express3 feature in the configuration this maximum is reduced by two (2).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The OSA-Express4S GbE LX feature supports use of an LC Duplex connector. Ensure the attaching or downstream device has a long wavelength (LX) transceiver. The sending and receiving transceivers must be the same (LX to LX).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: Can only be installed in PCIe I/O drawer (#4003).
  • CHPID type OSN (OSA for NCP) is not supported on OSA-Express4S.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 9 micron single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required for connecting each port on this feature to the selected device. If multimode fiber optic cables are being reused, a pair of Mode Conditioning Patch cables are required, one for each end of the link.

(#0405) OSA-Express4S Gigabit Ethernet SX

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature resides, exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer (#4003). The OSA-Express4S Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) short wavelength (SX) feature has one PCIe adapter and two ports. The two ports share a channel path identifier (CHPID type OSD exclusively). Each port supports attachment to a one Gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). The ports can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions and across logical channel subsystems.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 48 features in PCIe I/O drawer (#4003); any mix of OSA-Express4S features. For every OSA-Express3 feature in the configuration this maximum is reduced by two (2).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The OSA-Express4S GbE SX feature supports use of an LC Duplex connector. Ensure the attaching or downstream device has a short wavelength (SX) transceiver. The sending and receiving transceivers must be the same (SX to SX).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: Can only be installed in PCIe I/O drawer (#4003).
  • CHPID type OSN (OSA for NCP) is not supported on OSA-Express4S.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 50 or a 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required for connecting each port on this feature to the selected device.

(#0406) OSA-Express4S 10 Gigabit Ethernet LR

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature resides, exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer (#4003). The OSA-Express4S 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) long reach (LR) feature has one PCIe adapter and one port per feature. The port supports channel path identifier (CHPID) types OSD and OSX. The 10 GbE feature is designed to support attachment to a single mode fiber 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) or Ethernet switch capable of 10 Gbps. The port can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions within and across logical channel subystems.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 48 features in PCIe I/O drawer (#4003); any mix of OSA-Express4S features. For every OSA-Express3 feature in the configuration this maximum is reduced by two (2).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The OSA-Express4S 10 GbE LR feature supports use of an industry standard small form factor LC Duplex connector. Ensure the attaching or downstream device has a long reach (LR) transceiver. The sending and receiving transceivers must be the same (LR-to-LR which may also be referred to as LW or LX).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • Can only be installed in PCIe I/O drawer (#4003).
    • When defined as CHPID type OSX, the 10 GbE port provides connectivity and access control to the intraensemble data network (IEDN) from z196 or z114 to zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX)
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 9 micron single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required for connecting this feature to the selected device.

(#0407) OSA-Express4S 10 Gigabit Ethernet SR

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature resides, exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer (#4003). The OSA-Express4S 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Short Reach (SR) feature has one PCIe adapter and one port per feature. The port supports channel path identifier (CHPID) types OSD and OSX. The 10 GbE feature is designed to support attachment to a multimode fiber 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) or Ethernet switch capable of 10 Gbps. The port can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions within and across logical channel subystems.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 48 features in PCIe I/O drawer (#4003); any mix of OSA-Express4S features. For every OSA-Express3 feature in the configuration this maximum is reduced by two (2).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The OSA-Express4S 10 GbE SR feature supports use of an industry standard small form factor LC Duplex connector. Ensure the attaching or downstream device has a Short Reach (SR) transceiver. The sending and receiving transceivers must be the same (SR-to-SR).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • Can only be installed in PCIe I/O drawer (#4003).
    • When defined as CHPID type OSX, the 10 GbE port provides connectivity and access control to the intraensemble data network (IEDN) from z196 or z114 to zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX)
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 9 micron single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required for connecting this feature to the selected device.

(#0409) FICON Express8S 10KM LX

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature resides, exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer (#4003). The FICON Express8S 10KM LX (long wavelength) feature conforms to the fibre connection (FICON) architecture, the High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) architecture, and the fibre channel protocol (FCP) architecture, providing connectivity between a combination of servers, directors, switches, and devices (control units, disk, tape, printers) in a storage area network (SAN).

Each of the two independent ports/channels is capable of 2 gigabits per second (Gbps), 4 Gbps, or 8 Gbps depending upon the capability of the attached switch or device. The link speed is autonegotiated, point-to- point, and is transparent to users and applications. Each of the channels utilizes a small form factor pluggable (SFP) optic and is designed to be individually repaired without affecting the other channel.

FICON Express8S 10KM LX (CHPID type FC or FCP) can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions and across logical channel subsystems.

The FICON Express8S 10KM LX feature also supports cascading (the connection of two FICON Directors in succession) to minimize the number of cross-site connections and help reduce implementation costs for disaster recovery applications, GDPS, and remote copy.

Each FICON Express8S 10KM LX channel can be defined independently, for connectivity to servers, switches, directors, disks, tapes, and printers as:

  1. CHPID type FC - FICON, High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF), and FICON Channel-to-Channel (CTC). FICON and zHPF protocols are supported simultaneously.
  2. CHPID type FCP - fibre channel protocol which supports attachment to SCSI devices directly or through fibre channel switches or directors.

The FICON Express8S 10KM LX feature utilizes a long wavelength (LX) laser as the optical transceiver and supports use of a 9/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector. LX may also be referred to as LW by vendors.

  • Minimum: None. At least one I/O feature (ESCON or FICON) or coupling link feature (12x InfiniBand, 1x InfiniBand, or ISC-3) must be present in a server.
  • Maximum: 64 features (128 channels) in PCIe I/O drawer (#4003); any mix of FICON Express8S SX and FICON Express8S 10KM LX.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known. Ensure the attaching/downstream device has a long wavelength (LX) transceiver. The sending and receiving transceivers must be the same (LX to LX).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • Can only be installed in PCIe I/O drawer (#4003).
    • The FICON Express8S 10KM LX feature does not support FICON Bridge (CHPID type FCV).
    • The FICON Express8S 10KM LX feature does not support autonegotiation to 1 Gbps.
    • The FICON Express8S 10 KM LX feature is designed to support distances up to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) over 9 micron single mode fiber optic cabling without performance degradation. To avoid performance degradation at extended distance, FICON switches or directors (for buffer credit provision) or Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexers (for buffer credit simulation) may be required.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 9/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required for connecting this feature to the selected device.

(#0410) FICON Express8S SX

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature resides, exclusively in the PCIe I/O drawer (#4003). The FICON Express8S SX (short wavelength) feature conforms to the fibre connection (FICON) architecture, the High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) architecture, and the fibre channel protocol (FCP) architecture, providing connectivity between a combination of servers, directors, switches, and devices (control units, disk, tape, printers) in a storage area network (SAN).

Each of the two independent ports/channels is capable of 2 gigabits per second (Gbps), 4 Gbps, or 8 Gbps depending upon the capability of the attached switch or device. The link speed is autonegotiated, point-to- point, and is transparent to users and applications. Each of the channels utilizes a small form factor pluggable (SFP) optic and is designed to be individually repaired without affecting the other channel. FICON Express8S SX (CHPID type FC or FCP) can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions and across logical channel subsystems.

The FICON Express8S SX feature also supports cascading (the connection of two FICON Directors in succession) to minimize the number of cross- site connections and help reduce implementation costs for disaster recovery applications, GDPS, and remote copy.

Each FICON Express8S SX channel can be defined independently for connectivity to servers, switches, directors, disks, tapes, and printers as:

  1. CHPID type FC - FICON, High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF), and FICON Channel-to-Channel (CTC). FICON and zHPF protocols are supported simultaneously.
  2. CHPID type FCP - fibre channel protocol which supports attachment to SCSI devices directly or through fibre channel switches or directors.

The FICON Express8S SX feature utilizes a short wavelength (SX) laser as the optical transceiver, and supports use of a 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable or a 62.5/125-micrometer multimode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector.

Note: IBM does not support a mix of 50 and 62.5 micron fiber optic cabling in the same link. SX may also be referred to as SW by vendors.

  • Minimum: None. At least one I/O feature (ESCON or FICON) or coupling link feature (12x InfiniBand, 1x InfiniBand, or ISC-3) must be present in a server.
  • Maximum: 64 features (128 channels) in PCIe I/O drawer (#4003); any mix of FICON Express8S SX and FICON Express8S 10KM LX.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known. Ensure the attaching/downstream device has a short wavelength (SX) transceiver. The sending and receiving transceivers must be the same (SX to SX).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • Can only be installed in PCIe I/O drawer (#4003).
    • The FICON Express8S SX feature does not support FICON Bridge (CHPID type FCV).
    • The FICON Express8S SX feature does not support autonegotiation to 1 Gbps.
    • FICON Express8S is designed to support distances up to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) without performance degradation. To avoid performance degradation at extended distance, FICON switches or directors (for buffer credit provision) or Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexers (for buffer credit simulation) may be required.
    • For unrepeated distances for FICON Express8S SX refer to System z Planning for Fiber Optic Links (GA23-0367) available in the Library section of Resource Link.

      www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

    • Field Installable: Yes.
    • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable, or a 62.5/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector is required for connecting this feature to the selected device.

(#0841) TKE workstation

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This is an optional feature. The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) workstation is a combination of hardware and software, network-connected to the server, and designed to provide a security-rich, flexible method for master and operational key entry as well as local and remote management of the cryptographic coprocessor features (Crypto Express3 when defined as a coprocessor - the default configuration). This optional feature provides basic key management -- key identification, exchange, separation, update, backup, as well as security administration. The TKE workstation has one Ethernet port and supports connectivity to an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) operating at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps.

If Trusted Key Entry is required on a z114, then a TKE workstation with TKE 7.1 LIC (#0867) must be used. TKE workstations with TKE 7.1 LIC can also be used to control z114, z196, z10 EC, and z10 BC servers.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Ten (10).
  • Prerequisites: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (#3863) and one or more of the following: Crypto Express3 (#0864) or Crypto Express3-1P (#0871).
  • Corequisite: TKE 7.1 LIC (#0867) loaded on TKE workstation prior to shipment.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: Crypto Express2 (#0863) is not supported on z114.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature change become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: LAN cabling is a customer responsibility. A Category 5 Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cable terminated with RJ-45 connector is required.

(#0864) Crypto Express3

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature resides, exclusively in the I/O drawer (#4000).

The Crypto Express3 feature is designed to satisfy high-end server security requirements. It contains two PCIe adapters which are configured independently, either as a coprocessor supporting secure key transactions or as an accelerator for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) acceleration.

The tamper-resistant hardware security module, which is contained on the Crypto Express3 feature, is designed to conform to the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 4 Certification, and supports User Defined Extension (UDX) services to implement cryptographic functions and algorithms (when defined as a coprocessor).

  • Minimum: None or two. An initial order is two features.
  • Maximum: 8 features (16 PCIe adapters, two PCIe adapters per feature). Can be any combination of Crypto Express3 (#0864) or Crypto Express3-1P (#0871).
  • Prerequisites: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) (#3863).
  • Corequisites: TKE workstation (#0841) if you require security-rich, flexible key entry or remote key management if not using Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility (ICSF) panels.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • Can only be installed in I/O drawer (#4000).
    • Crypto Express2 (#0863) is not supported on z114.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature change become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None. Internal connection. No external cables.

(#0867) TKE 7.1 LIC

(No Longer Available as of September 20, 2013)

The Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 7.1 level of Licensed Internal Code (LIC) is installed in a TKE workstation (#0841). TKE 7.1 LIC is a no-charge enablement feature which is loaded prior to shipment when a TKE workstation is ordered. The TKE 7.1 LIC includes support for the Smart Card Reader (#0885)

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Ten (10).
  • Prerequisites: TKE workstation (#0841).
  • Prerequisites: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (#3863); Crypto Express3 (#0864), or Crypto Express3-1P (#0871).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: TKE workstations with TKE 7.1 LIC can also be used to control z114, z196, z10 EC, and z10 BC servers.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature change become the property of IBM.

(#0871) Crypto Express3-1P

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature resides, exclusively in the I/O drawer (#4000). The Crypto Express3-1P feature is designed to satisfy high-end server security requirements. It contains one PCIe adapter which can be configured either as a coprocessor supporting secure key transactions or as an accelerator for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) acceleration.

The tamper-resistant hardware security module, which is contained on the Crypto Express3-1P feature, is designed to conform to the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 4 Certification, and supports User Defined Extension (UDX) services to implement cryptographic functions and algorithms (when defined as a coprocessor).

  • Minimum: None or two. An initial order is two features.
  • Maximum: 8 features (8 PCIe adapters, one PCIe adapter per feature) Can be any combination of Crypto Express3 (#0864) or Crypto Express3-1P (#0871).
  • Prerequisites: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) (#3863).
  • Corequisites: TKE workstation (#0841) if you require security-rich, flexible key entry or remote key management if not using Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility (ICSF) panels.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • Can only be installed in I/O drawer (#4000).
    • Crypto Express2 (#0863) is not supported on z114.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature change become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#0884) TKE additional smart cards

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

These Java-based smart cards provide a highly efficient cryptographic and data management application built-in to read-only memory for storage of keys, certificates, passwords, applications, and data. The TKE blank smart cards are compliant with FIPS 140-2 Level 2.

  • Minimum: None. Order increment is one. When one is ordered a quantity of 10 smart cards are shipped.
  • Maximum: 99 (990 blank Smart Cards).
  • Prerequisites: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (#3863); Crypto Express3 (#0864), or Crypto Express3-1P (#0871).
  • Corequisites: TKE workstation (#0841) with 7.1 level of LIC (#0867) for secure key parts entry and cryptographic hardware management or ISPF panels for clear key entry and cryptographic hardware management, and TKE Smart Card Reader (#0885).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: Not applicable.

(#0885) TKE smart card reader

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

The TKE smart card reader feature supports the use of smart cards, which resemble a credit card in size and shape, but contain an embedded microprocessor, and associated memory for data storage. Access to and the use of confidential data on the smart cards is protected by a user- defined Personal Identification Number (PIN).

The TKE 7.1 level of LIC continues to allow the storing of key parts on diskettes or paper, or optionally on smart cards, or to use a TKE authority key stored on a diskette, or optionally on a smart card, and to log on to the Cryptographic Coprocessor using a passphrase, or optionally a logon key pair. One (1) feature includes two Smart Card Readers, two cables to connect to the TKE 7.1 workstation, and 20 smart cards.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Ten (10).
  • Prerequisites: CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (#3863); Crypto Express3 (#0864), or Crypto Express3-1P (#0871).
  • Corequisites: TKE workstation (#0841) with 7.1 level of LIC (#0867) for secure key parts entry and Crypto hardware management or ISPF panels for clear key entry and Crypto hardware management.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None. External cables to connect two Smart Card Readers to the TKE workstation are shipped with the feature.

(#1021) STP enablement

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Time synchronization and time accuracy: If you require time synchronization across multiple servers (for example you have a Parallel Sysplex) or you require time accuracy either for one or more System z servers or you require the same time across heterogeneous platforms (System z, Unix, AIX, etc) you can meet these requirements by implementing Server Time Protocol (STP).

Server Time Protocol is a server-wide facility that is implemented in the Licensed Internal Code (LIC) and presents a single view of time to Processor Resource/Systems Manager (PR/SM). STP uses a message-based protocol in which timekeeping information is passed over coupling links. InterSystem Channel-3 (ISC-3) as well as 12x InfiniBand or 1x InfiniBand coupling links can be used for STP message exchanges.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Corequisites: If STP (#1021) is not configured, then the first selection of ISC-3 or InfiniBand coupling links features will default on the selection of #1021.
  • Limitations: The Sysplex Timer (9037) is not supported on z114.

(#1750) Licensed Internal Code (LIC) ship using net indicator

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

This indicator flag is added to orders that are Licensed Internal Code (LIC) only and delivered by Web tools such as Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU). There are no parts. The flag is generated by the system and not orderable.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.

(#1993) Preplanned memory

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Plan Ahead Memory is designed to provide the ability to plan for non- disruptive memory upgrades. Any hardware required would be pre-plugged based on a target capacity specified by the customer. Pre-plugged hardware will be enabled using a LICCC order placed by the customer when it is determined additional memory capacity is needed. Each feature is 8 GB of physical memory.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 30.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot exist on any z114 model configured with the maximum memory for that model.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#2323) 16-port ESCON

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature resides, exclusively in the I/O drawer (#4000). A migration away from ESCON channels to FICON channels is highly recommended. Refer to Statement of general direction section.

The Enterprise Systems Connection (ESCON) channel supports the ESCON architecture and provides the capability to directly attach to ESCON-supported Input/Output (I/O) devices (storage, disk, printers, control units) in a switched point-to-point topology at unrepeated distances of up to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) at a link data rate of 17 megabytes (MB) per second. The ESCON channel utilizes 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cabling terminated with an MT-RJ connector. The high density ESCON feature has 16 ports or channels, 15 of which can be activated for customer use. One channel is always reserved as a spare, in the event of a failure of one of the other channels.

Feature 2323 cannot be ordered. The configuration tool selects the quantity of features based upon the order quantity of ESCON channel (#2324), distributing the activated channels across features for high availability. After the first pair, ESCON features are installed in increments of one.

  • Minimum: None. At least one I/O feature (ESCON or FICON) or coupling link feature (12x InfiniBand, 1x InfiniBand, or ISC-3) must be present in a server.
  • Maximum: 16 features. A maximum of 240 active channels, 15 channels per feature.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: ESCON channel (#2324).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations:
    • Can only be installed in I/O drawer (#4000).
    • The unrepeated distance between ESCON channels is limited to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) using 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cables. If greater distances are desired, an RPQ request should be submitted.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable terminated with an MT-RJ connector is required.

(#2324) ESCON channel/port

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

ESCON channels are available on a channel (port) basis in increments of four. The channel quantity is selected and Licensed Internal Code Configuration Control (LICCC) is shipped to activate the desired quantity of channels on the 16-port ESCON feature (#2323) not to exceed 15 per feature. One is always available as a spare. A minimum of two (2) 16-port ESCON features (#2323) are always installed. Each channel utilizes a Light Emitting Diode (LED) as the optical transceiver, and supports use of a 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable terminated with a small form factor, industry-standard MT-RJ connector.

  • Minimum: None. At least one I/O feature (ESCON or FICON) or coupling link feature (12x InfiniBand, 1x InfiniBand, or ISC-3) must be present in a server. A minimum of two (2) 16-port ESCON features (#2323) are always installed.
  • Maximum: 60 features (4 channels per feature). A maximum of 240 active channels, 15 channels per feature.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: The 16-port ESCON feature has a small form factor optical transceiver that supports an MT-RJ connector only. A multimode fiber optic cable with an ESCON Duplex connector is not supported with this feature.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: The unrepeated distance between ESCON channels is limited to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) using 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cables. If greater distances are desired, an RPQ request should be submitted.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. A 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cable terminated with an MT-RJ connector is required.

(#3003) Balanced power plan ahead

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

Phase currents are minimized when they are balanced among the three input phases. Balanced power plan ahead is designed to allow you to order the full complement of bulk power regulators (BPRs) on any configuration, to help ensure that the configuration will be in a balanced power environment.

The Plan-Ahead function is designed to provide the means of ordering hardware that will be required in the future with the current order. The advantage of doing so, in most cases, is to avoid a disruptive hardware install in the future. Regardless of configuration, three BPR pairs will be installed and activated.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: A three phase line cord.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. It is disruptive.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#3212) Internal battery (IBF)

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

The IBF is the internal battery backup feature offered on a z114. When selected, the actual number of IBFs is determined based on the power requirements and model. The batteries are installed in pairs.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One. (ordered in pairs).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.

(#3367) OSA-Express3 1000BASE-T Ethernet

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature resides exclusively in the I/O drawer (#4000).

The OSA-Express3 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature has four ports. Two ports reside on a PCIe adapter and share a channel path identifier (CHPID). There are two PCIe adapters per feature. Each port supports attachment to either a 10BASE-T (10 Mbps), 100BASE-TX (100 Mbps), or 1000BASE-T (1000 Mbps or 1 Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). The feature supports auto-negotiation and automatically adjusts to 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps, depending upon the LAN. When the feature is set to autonegotiate, the target device must also be set to autonegotiate. The feature supports the following settings: 10 Mbps half or full duplex, 100 Mbps half or full duplex, 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps) full duplex. OSA-Express3 1000BASE-T Ethernet supports CHPID types OSC, OSD, OSE, OSM, and OSN. It can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions and across logical channel subsystems.

When configured at 1 Gbps, the 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature operates in full duplex mode only and supports jumbo frames when in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 16 features, 64 ports (four ports per feature). The maximum quantity of all OSA-Express3 and OSA-Express2 features cannot exceed 16 features per server. When greater than 16 OSA-Express4S features are also in the configuration, this maximum is reduced by one (1) for every two (2) OSA-Express4S features over 16 installed.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: When the OSA-Express3 feature is set to autonegotiate, the target device must also be set to autonegotiate. Both ends must match (autonegotiate on or off).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: Can only be installed in I/O drawer (#4000).
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. The OSA-Express3 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature supports use of an EIA/TIA Category 5 Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cable terminated with an RJ-45 connector with a maximum length of 100 meters (328 feet).

Note: No cable is required when a port is defined as CHPID type OSN.

(#3369) OSA-Express3-2P 1000BASE-T Ethernet

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature resides, exclusively in the I/O drawer (#4000). The OSA-Express3-2P 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature has two ports which reside on a single PCIe adapter and share one channel path identifier (CHPID). Each port supports attachment to either a 10BASE-T (10 Mbps), 100BASE-TX (100 Mbps), or 1000BASE-T (1000 Mbps or 1 Gbps) Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). The feature supports auto-negotiation and automatically adjusts to 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps, depending upon the LAN. When the feature is set to autonegotiate, the target device must also be set to autonegotiate. The feature supports the following settings: 10 Mbps half or full duplex, 100 Mbps half or full duplex, 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps) full duplex. OSA-Express3 1000BASE-T Ethernet supports CHPID types OSC, OSD, OSE, OSM, and OSN. It can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among logical partitions and across logical channel subsystems.

When configured at 1 Gbps, the 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature operates in full duplex mode only and supports jumbo frames when in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 16 features, 32 ports (two ports per feature). The maximum quantity of all OSA-Express3 and OSA-Express2 features cannot exceed 16 features per server.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: When the OSA-Express3 feature is set to autonegotiate, the target device must also be set to autonegotiate. Both ends must match (autonegotiate on or off).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: Can only be installed in I/O drawer (#4000).
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: A customer-supplied cable is required. The OSA-Express3 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature supports use of an EIA/TIA Category 5 Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cable terminated with an RJ-45 connector with a maximum length of 100 meters (328 feet).

Note: No cable is required when a port is defined as CHPID type OSN.

(#3394) Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Processor Unit (PU) characterization option. The IFL is a Processor Unit that is purchased and activated for exclusive use of Linux on System z.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: For z114 M05, Five (5).
  • Maximum: For z114 M10, Ten (10).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#3395) Internal Coupling Facility (ICF)

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Processor Unit (PU) characterization option. The ICF is a Processor Unit purchased and activated for exclusive use by the Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC).

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: For z114 M05, Five (5).
  • Maximum: For z114 M10, Ten (10).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#3396) System Assist Processor (SAP), optional

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Processor Unit (PU) characterization option. The optional SAP is a Processor Unit that is purchased and activated for use as a SAP. This optional SAP is a chargeable feature.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Two (2).
  • Prerequisites: None known.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#3397) System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP)

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Processor Unit (PU) characterization option. The zAAP is a specialized Processor Unit that provides a Java execution environment for a z/OS environment.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: For z114 M05, Two (2).
  • Maximum: For z114 M10, Five (5).
  • Prerequisites: For each zAAP installed there must be a corresponding CP permanently purchased and installed.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#3398) System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP)

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Processor Unit (PU) characterization option. The zIIP is a subcapacity Processor Unit purchased and activated to accept eligible work from z/OS.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: For z114 M05, Two (2).
  • Maximum: For z114 M10, Five (5).
  • Prerequisites: For each zIIP installed there must be a corresponding CP permanently purchased and installed.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#3399) Unassigned Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Processor Unit characterization option. An unassigned IFL is a Processor Unit purchased for future use as an IFL (#1881). It is offline and unavailable for use.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: For z114 M05, Four (4).
  • Maximum: For z114 M10, Nine (9).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#3759) Universal lift tool/ladder

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

Recommend one tool per data center. This feature is common across all zEnterprise machines. The lift tool and the ladder, due to its large size, consider ordering a limited number for the data center.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One. Recommend one per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: Cabling is a customer responsibility.

(#3863) CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) enablement

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

CPACF, supporting clear key encryption, is activated using the no- charge enablement feature (#3863). For every Processor Unit defined as a Central Processor (CP) or an Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) it offers the following:

  • For data privacy and confidentially: Data Encryption Standard (DES), Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for 128-bit, 192-bit and 256-bit keys,
  • For data integrity: Secure Hash Algorithm-1 (SHA-1) 160-bit, and SHA-2 for 224-, 256-, 384-and 512-bit support. SHA-1 and SHA-2 are shipped enabled on all z114s and do not require the no-charge enablement feature.
  • For key generation: Pseudo Random Number Generation (PRNG)
  • For message authentication code (MAC): Single-key MAC, Double-key MAC

For new servers, shipped from the factory, CPACF enablement (#3863) is loaded prior to shipment. For other than new shipments, Licensed Internal Code is shipped by an enablement diskette. The function is enabled using the Support Element (SE).

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisite: Crypto Express3 (#0864) or Crypto Express3-1P (#0871).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#4000) I/O drawer

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

The I/O drawer is a physical resource used to house I/O cards in support of the storage area network (ESCON, FICON Express8, FICON Express4, FICON Express4-2C), coupling links (ISC-3), the Ethernet local area network (OSA-Express3, OSA-Express2), and the Power Sequence Controller (PSC). The drawer contains 8 I/O slots; 4 I/O slots in the front, and 4 I/O slots in the rear.

The number of drawers is automatically determined by the number of features ordered or carried forward on an upgrade.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Two (2). One (1) if two PCIe I/O drawers (#4003) are in the configuration.
  • Prerequisconfiguration.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: Cables for I/O features are a customer responsibility.

(#4003) PCIe I/O drawer

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

The Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) I/O drawer is a physical resource used to house I/O cards for the storage area network (FICON Express8S) and the Ethernet local area network (OSA-Express4S). The drawer contains 32 I/O slots; 16 I/O slots in the front, and 16 I/O slots in the rear. The number of drawers is automatically determined by the number of FICON Express8S or OSA-Express4S features ordered.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Two (2). One (1) if two I/O drawers (#4000) are in the configuration.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: Cables for I/O features are a customer responsibility.

(#6096) Flat-panel display

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

The display offers the benefits of a flat-panel monitor including improved use of space and reduced energy consumption compared to CRT monitors.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: Ten (10).
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Hardware Management Console (#0091).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversion become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: None.

(#6501) Power Sequence Controller (PSC)

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

A migration away from the PSC feature is highly recommended. Refer to Statement of general direction section.

The power sequence controller provides the ability to turn control units on and off from the central processor complex (CPC). The PSC feature consists of one PSC24V card, PSC cables, and two PSC relay boxes that are mounted near the I/O drawer within the server. The PSC24V card always displaces one I/O feature in an I/O drawer.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: One I/O drawer (#4000).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Limitations: Can only be installed in I/O drawer (#4000).

(#6805) Additional CBU Test

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

An additional test activation that can be purchased with each CBU temporary entitlement record. There can be no more than 15 tests per CBU TER.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 10 for new build, 15 for replenishment MES. Up to 5 initial tests with contract.
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6817) Total CBU years ordered

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Used to set the expiration date of a capacity back up (CBU) temporary entitlement record.

  • Minimum: One.
  • Maximum: Five (5).
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6818) Capacity back up (CBU) records ordered

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

This feature code corresponds to the number of different CBU Temporary Entitlement Records (TERs) ordered. Each CBU TER contains configuration data corresponding to the number of years, number of tests, and various engine types.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: CBU Authorization (#9910).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: The CBU TER must be installed using the HMC Configuration Manager before it can be activated.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6820) Single CBU CP-year

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary CP capacity features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6821) 25 CBU CP-year

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of the number of CBU years multiplied by the temporary Central Processor (CP) capacity features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6822) Single CBU IFL Year

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6823) 25 CBU IFL Year

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary IFL features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6824) Single CBU ICF-Year

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary ICF features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6825) 25 CBU ICF-Year

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6826) Single CBU zAAP-Year

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary zAAP features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6827) 25 CBU zAAP-Year

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6828) Single CBU zIIP-Year

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6829) 25 CBU zIIP-Year

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary zIIP features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6830) Single CBU SAP-Year

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the remainder of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary SAP features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6831) 25 CBU SAP-Year

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature equal to the quotient of the number of CBU years multiplied by the number of temporary System Assist Processor (SAP) features divided by 25.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6832) CBU replenishment

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

This feature is used to restore the ability to activate a CBU TER. Each CBU TER comes with a default of one activation. An activation enables the resources required for disaster recovery. After an activation, no subsequent activations nor any additional testing of this CBU TER can occur until this feature is ordered.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#6833) Capacity for Planned Event (CPE)

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Capacity for Planned Events are preset to three (3) days. The processor unit (PU) configuration of the record is set by the customer at time of use not time of order. No tests or expiration grace periods are included in this offering.

This feature code corresponds to the number of different CPE Temporary Entitlement Records (TERs) ordered.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: CPE authorization (#9912).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: The CBU TER must be installed using the HMC Configuration Manager before it can be activated.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#7830, #7832 - #7837) Fiber Quick Connect

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

The Fiber Quick Connect (FQC) features are optional features for factory installation of the IBM Fiber Transport System (FTS) fiber harnesses for connection to ESCON and FICON LX channels in an I/O drawer or PCIe I/O drawer. Fiber Quick Connect is for factory installation only, and is available on new servers and on initial upgrades to z114. FQC is not available as an MES to an existing z114.

Each ESCON direct-attach fiber harness connects to six ESCON channels at one end and one coupler in a Multi-Terminated Push-On Connector (MTP) coupler bracket at the other end.

Each FICON direct-attach fiber harness connects to six FICON LX channels at one end and one coupler in a Multi-Terminated Push-On Connector (MTP) coupler bracket at the other end. ESCON and FICON harnesses can be mixed within the MTP bracket which will allow brackets to be filled before driving out another bracket.

  • #7830 MT-RJ 8.5 ft (2.6 m) harness for I/O drawer (#4000)
  • #7832 Bracket and mounting hardware for PCIe and I/O drawers
  • #7833 MT-RJ 3.5 ft (1 m) harness for I/O drawer (#4000)
  • #7834 MT-RJ 5 ft (1.5 m) harness for I/O drawer (#4000)
  • #7835 MT-RJ 6 ft (1.8 m) harness for I/O drawer (#4000)
  • #7836 LC Duplex 6.6 ft (2 m) ft harness for PCIe I/O drawer (#4003)
  • #7837 LC Duplex 8.5 ft (2.6 m) ft harness for I/O drawer (#4000)

When FQC is ordered, the configuration tool selects the required number of MTP mounting brackets and mounting hardware based upon the ESCON and FICON LX feature quantity.

Note: FQC supports all of the ESCON and FICON LX channels. FQC cannot be ordered for selected channels.

(#7901) Top exit power

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature provides support for top exit line cords.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: If non-raised floor (#7998) is selected, along with top exit power (#7901) must also have top exit I/O cabling (#7920). Refer to z114 Installation Manual for Physical Planning, GC28-6907 for line cord assembly guidance. There are unique line cords for top exit power.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: Cabling is a customer responsibility.

(#7920) Top exit I/O cabling

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

When top exit I/O cabling is selected on an order, the required infrastructure is provided. Frame extensions are added to each corner of the system with this option. Routing of cabling from I/O drawers will exit out the top of the frame.

Top exit I/O cabling applies to all of your fiber optic cables (ESCON, FICON, OSA-Express, 12x InfiniBand, 1x InfiniBand, and ISC-3) as well as your copper cables for the 1000BASE-T Ethernet features.

Top exit I/O cabling is designed to provide you with an additional option. Instead of all of your cabling exiting under the server and/or under the raised floor, you now have the flexibility to choose the option that best meets the requirements of your data center. Top exit I/O cabling can also help to increase air flow.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot coexist with side covers (#7921).
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: This feature #7920 is mutually exclusive with the side cover feature (#7921). If #7920 is on the order, #7921 cannot be ordered.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: Cabling is a customer responsibility.

(#7998) Non-raised floor support

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature provides the hardware to support the cabling and power requirements necessary when the z114 will be installed in a non-raised floor environment.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: If the z114 is to be installed on a non-raised floor, then all cables exit either out the top or out the bottom. The Fiber Transport Feature can only be ordered if the Top Exit Cabling feature (#7920) is also ordered.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: Cabling is a customer responsibility.

(#8012) 3n1 bolt-down kit raised-floor

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature supplies the kit of parts that is designed to help secure the frame and its contents from damage when exposed to vibrations and shocks such as those in a seismic event. The 3n1 kit supplies parts to cover raised floor heights from 9 inches to 13 inches, 12 inches to 22 inches, and 12 inches to 36 inches. Service personnel will select the parts that best match the customer's raised floor height.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: Non-raised floor (#7998).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Features #8012 and #8013 are mutually exclusive with each other.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.

(#8013) Bolt-down kit, non-raised floor

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature supplies the kit of parts that is designed to help secure the frame and its contents from damage when exposed to vibrations and shocks such as those in a seismic event.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: Non-raised floor support (#7998).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Features #8012 and #8013 are mutually exclusive with each other.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.

(#9896) On/Off CoD Authorization

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

This feature is ordered to enable the ordering of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9898) Permanent upgrade authorization

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

This feature is ordered to enable the ordering of Licensed Internal Code Configuration Control (LICCC) enabled, permanent capacity upgrades through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9900) On Line Capacity on Demand (CoD) Buying

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

This feature is ordered to enable purchasing either permanent capacity upgrades or temporary capacity upgrades through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9910) CBU Authorization

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

This feature enables the purchase of Capacity back up (CBU). This feature is generated when Capacity back up (#6818) is ordered, or it can be ordered by itself. This feature along with On Line Capacity on Demand (#9900) is required to order CBU through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity back up (#6818).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9912) CPE Authorization

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

This feature is ordered to enable the purchase of Capacity for Planned Event (CPE). This feature is generated when Capacity for Planned Event (#6833) is ordered. This feature along with On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900) is required to order CPE through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Capacity for Planned Event (#6833).
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9917) 1 MSU-day

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary Central Processor (CP) resource tokens purchased through Resource Link. Million Service Unit (MSU)

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9918) 100 MSU-days

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary CP resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: 1 MSU-day (#9917)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9919) 10,000 MSU-days

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary CP resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: 1 MSU-day (#9917), 100 MSU-days (#9918)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9920) IFL-day

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9921) 100 IFL-days

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary IFL resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: 1 IFL-day (#9920)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9922) 1 ICF-day

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary Internal Coupling Facility (ICF) resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9923) 100 ICF-days

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary ICF resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: 1 ICF-day (#9921)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9924) 1 zIIP-day

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9925) 100 zIIP-days

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary zIIP resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: 1 zIIP-day (#9924)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9926) 1 zAAP-day

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9927) 100 zAAP-days

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary zAAP resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: 1 zAAP-day (#9926)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9928) 1 SAP-day

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary System Assist Processor (SAP) resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 99.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: Not applicable.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9929) 100 SAP-days

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2015)

Pricing feature is used to facilitate the billing of On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) temporary SAP resource tokens purchased through Resource Link.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: 250.
  • Prerequisites: On-Line Capacity on Demand (#9900).
  • Corequisites: 1 SAP-day (#9928)
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: NA.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.

(#9969) Site tool kit

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

Recommend one tool kit per data center.

  • Minimum: None
  • Maximum: One. Recommend one per customer site. Can be deselected if desired.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.
  • Customer Setup: No.
  • Limitations: None known.
  • Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of feature conversions become the property of IBM.
  • Cable Order: Cabling is a customer responsibility.

(#9975) Height reduction for shipping 2818

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This feature is required if it is necessary to reduce the shipping height of the z114 (2818). This feature should be selected only when it has been deemed necessary for delivery clearance purposes. It should be ordered only IF ABSOLUTELY essential. This feature elongates the install time and increases the risk of cabling errors during the install activity.

This optional feature should be ordered if you have doorways with openings less than 2032 mm (80.0 inches) high. This feature accommodates doorway openings as low as 1832 mm (72.1 inches). Top hat and side covers are shipped separately. If Internal Battery features (#3212) are a part of the order, they will be shipped separately. Instructions are included for the reassembly on site by IBM personnel.

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.

(#9976) Frame height reduction for return of 2096/2098 (z9 BC, z10 BC)

(No Longer Available as of June 30, 2014)

This is for conversions from z9 BC(2096) or z10 BC (2098) to z114 (2818) only. The frame height reduction provides the tools and instructions to reduce the height of a 2096/2098 when returned to IBM on an upgrade from z9 BC to a z114 or a z10 BC to z114 (2818).

  • Minimum: None.
  • Maximum: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None known.

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