IBM ES/9000 Water-Cooled Processor Enhancements: New Ten-Way Processor, Parallel Sysplex Capability, and Additional Functions

April 6, 1994
Announcement Number: 194-084


Document's Table of Contents:


Abstract

The IBM 9021 Model 9X2 is a new Enterprise System/9000(TM) water-cooled ten-way processor built upon the functionality of the existing ES/9000(TM) processor line. New functions for the 9021 711-based processors, upgrades to the Model 9X2, and the capability to fully participate in a Parallel Sysplex using a Coupling Facility are also being announced.
  • The new high-end model of the 9021 processor family will provide increased large systems capacity in a single systems image. It has all the functions previously announced for the 9021 711-based processors, plus the functions being announced today. The new ES/9000 Model 9X2 and upgrades to the Model 9X2 come with the ES/9000 Satisfaction Guarantee.
  • The Parallel Sysplex offers increased large systems computing capacity, increased availability options, and innovative solutions for data sharing across multiple MVS/ESA(TM) SP Version 5 Release 1 systems.
    • Coupling Links, high-bandwidth fiber optic cables, provide high-speed access to a Coupling Facility from MVS/ESA systems running on a 9021 in a Parallel Sysplex.
    • A PR/SM(TM) logical partition can be designated to run the new IBM Licensed Internal Code called the coupling facility control code (cfcc), thereby providing the Coupling Facility functions.
    • The Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF) runs in a PR/SM LPAR. The ICMF emulates the Coupling Links to allow communication between MVS/ESA images in logical partitions and a Coupling Facility. ICMF assists with migration and testing of workloads being moved to the Parallel Sysplex.
  • LPAR Concurrent Patch capability extends the 9021 Concurrent Patch Maintenance function announced February 9, 1993. Concurrent Patch Maintenance began shipping in August 1993.
  • The Subspace Group Facility fulfills a statement of intent made in February 1993. This facility is used by CICS/ESA(TM) 4.1 running on MVS/ESA SP 5.1 to deliver increased application and systems availability.
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IN BRIEF . . .

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| o  Larger S/390(R) single-image processor available               |
| o  Processing capacity growth over the Models 982 and 900         |
| o  Field-installable upgrade paths                                |
| o  Improved levels of concurrent maintenance                      |
| o  Enhanced availability for CICS(TM) systems and applications    |
| o  S/390 Parallel Sysplex support                                 |
|    -  The S/390 Parallel Sysplex is a fundamentally new           |
|       structure for enabling parallel processing and data         |
|       sharing across systems.                                     |
|    -  High-speed access to Coupling Facilities                    |
|    -  Simulated Coupling Facility channels                        |
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| Planned Availability Dates:                                       |
| New Build                                                         |
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| o  9X2 -- Ten-way Multiprocessor -- 10/94                         |
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|     Feature MES Upgrades                                          |
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|     o  Central Storage -- 10/94                                   |
|     o  Expanded Storage -- 10/94                                  |
|     o  Channels -- 10/94                                          |
|     o  Vector Facility -- 10/94                                   |
|     o  ICRF -- 10/94                                              |
|     o  Sysplex Timer(R) -- 10/94                                  |
|     o  IOPS -- 10/94                                              |
|     o  Coupling Links -- 10/94                                    |
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|     Diagonal Upgrade                                              |
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|     o  900 to 9X2 -- 10/94                                        |
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|     Vertical Upgrades                                             |
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|     o  942 to 9X2 -- 10/94                                        |
|     o  952 to 9X2 -- 10/94                                        |
|     o  962 to 9X2 -- 10/94                                        |
|     o  972 to 9X2 -- 10/94                                        |
|     o  982 to 9X2 -- 10/94                                        |
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| New and Enhanced Functions                                        |
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| o  Subspace Group Facility -- 6/94                                |
| o  Coupling Links (1 km multi-mode) -- 6/94                       |
| o  Coupling Links (3 km single-mode) -- 10/94                     |
| o  Coupling facility control code -- 6/94                         |
| o  Integrated Coupling Migration Facility -- 6/94                 |
| o  LPAR Concurrent Patch Maintenance -- 10/94                     |
| o  Byte Enhancement to 9034-001 -- 4Q94                           |
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DESCRIPTION

New ES/9000 10-Way Model

The new ES/9000 ten-way multiprocessor is now the largest IBM general purpose processor available for supporting the ESA/390(TM) architecture, offering up to 22% more processor performance over the Model 982 and up to 100% more processor performance over the Model 900 in an MVS/ESA 4.3 commercial environment.

Field-installable upgrade paths are available to the new ES/9000 Model 9X2, providing performance growth enablement and investment protection. One upgrade path is available from the ES/9000 Model 900, and five are available from the 711-based models.

The ES/9000 Model 9X2 is a ten-way multiprocessor with five central processors on Side A and five central processors on Side B.

Performance Improvements:

Upgrades from 711-based Processors -- ITR Ratios:

.-----+-----+----------+----------+---------+---------+-----.
|From |To   |MVS/ESA SP|VM/ESA    | SEAP    | SEAP    |TPF  |
|Model|Model|V 4 R 3.0 |V 1 R 2.2 | Scalar  | Vector  |V3 R1|
|-----+-----+----------+----------+---------+---------+-----|
| 942 | 9X2 | 2.1-2.3  | 1.9-2.4  | 1.9-2.5 | 1.5-2.5 |  *  |
|-----+-----+----------+----------+---------+---------+-----|
| 952 | 9X2 | 1.7-1.9  | 1.5-1.9  | 1.6-2.0 | 1.3-2.0 |  *  |
|-----+-----+----------+----------+---------+---------+-----|
| 962 | 9X2 | 1.5-1.6  | 1.3-1.6  | 1.3-1.7 | 1.2-1.7 |  *  |
|-----+-----+----------+----------+---------+---------+-----|
| 972 | 9X2 | 1.3-1.4  | 1.1-1.4  | 1.1-1.2 | 1.1-1.4 |  *  |
|-----+-----+----------+----------+---------+---------+-----|
| 982 | 9X2 |     1.2  | 1.0-1.2  | 1.1-1.2 | 1.1-1.2 |  *  |
'-----+-----+----------+----------+---------+---------+-----'
*     For information on the ITR ratio, consult the TPF Programming
      Lab through your account team.
Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio (ITRR) based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the input/output (I/O) configuration, the storage 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 here.

Upgrades from 520-based Processors -- ITR Ratios:

.-----+-----+----------+----------+---------+---------+-----.
|From |To   |MVS/ESA SP|VM/ESA    | SEAP    | SEAP    |TPF  |
|Model|Model|V 4 R 3.0 |V 1 R 2.2 | Scalar  | Vector  |V3 R1|
|-----+-----+----------+----------+---------+---------+-----|
| 900 | 9X2 | 1.9-2.1  | 1.7-2.1  | 1.8-2.2 | 1.6-2.3 |  *  |
'-----+-----+----------+----------+---------+---------+-----'
*     For information on the ITR ratio, consult the TPF Programming
      Lab through your account team.
Note: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate Ratio (ITRR) based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput 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. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here.

Additional detail is available in the Large Systems Performance Reference Document (LSPR) for MVS/ESA SP Version 4 and VM/ESA Version 1, available for review with your IBM representative.

Available Storage Configurations:

Central Storage (Asymmetric Configurations Supported)

Side A Side B

Minimum 256MB 256MB Increment 1 256MB 256MB Increment 2 512MB 512MB Maximum 1GB 1GB

Expanded Storage (Asymmetric Configurations Supported)

Side A Side B

Minimum 0 0 Increment 1 256MB 256MB Increment 2 256MB 256MB Increment 3 512MB 512MB Increment 4 512MB 512MB Increment 5 512MB 512MB Increment 6 1GB 1GB Increment 7 1GB 1GB Maximum 4GB 4GB

Available Configurations -- Channels, VFs, ICRFs, Sysplex Timer Attachments:
Channels (Asymmetric Configurations Supported Above
Minimum Per Side)

T=Total, P=Parallel, E=ESCON or ESCON XDF(TM)

Side A Side B

T P E T P E

Minimum 64 0 16 64 0 16 Increment 16 16 16 16 16 16 Maximum* 128 48 128 128 48 128

*     When Coupling Links are installed, the maximum number of
      ESCON(R) and total channels is reduced to 124 per side.
Coupling Links (Asymmetric Configurations Supported)

Minimum 0 0 First Increment 2 2 Increments 1 1 Maximum 4 per Side 4 per Side

Vector Facility (Asymmetric Configurations Supported) Not allowed with an ICRF on the same CP

Minimum 0 0 Increments 1 1 Maximum 1 per CP 1 per CP

ICRF (Asymmetric Configurations Supported) Not allowed with a Vector on the same CP

Minimum 0 0 Increments 1 1 Maximum 1 per Side 1 per Side

Sysplex Timer Attachments (Must be Symmetrical)

Minimum 0 0 Increments 1 1 Maximum 1 per Side 1 per Side

Product Enhancements

LPAR Concurrent Patch Maintenance: Today's announcement of the Concurrent LPAR Patch Maintenance capability on 9021 711-based models builds upon IBM's strategy to provide additional concurrent maintenance capabilities that will allow customers to achieve high levels of systems availability. The Concurrent Patch Maintenance capability announced on February 9, 1993, and delivered in August 1993 allows most patches (updates) to the Licensed Internal Code (LIC) on the 9021 711-based models to be applied and activated concurrent with customer operation. The Concurrent Patch Maintenance function allows the concurrent application and activation of most LIC patches for the Processor Controller, Central Processor, and Channel Subsystem. The Concurrent LPAR Patch Maintenance capability announced today extends the Concurrent Patch function to include the concurrent application and activation of PR/SM LPAR LIC patches. Concurrent activation of LIC patches can be performed in system configurations where a backup Processor Controller Element (PCE) is available. This includes single-sided models and multiprocessor models operating in single-image configuration.

These enhancements to LIC concurrent maintenance, along with the ability to concurrently replace CP TCMs, channel cards, power supplies, channels, and PCE parts (a backup PCE is needed for PCE concurrent maintenance), further minimize scheduled outages. These functions directly improve system availability which is an increasingly important capability for serving end users in environments where continuous operations -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week -- is the requirement.

Subspace Group Facility: IBM is introducing a new facility available on the 9021 711-based processors that can be used by CICS/ESA 4.1 running on MVS/ESA SP 5.1 to provide enhanced availability for CICS systems and applications. This announcement is the fulfillment of the Statement of Direction made by IBM on February 9, 1993, to provide CICS availability enhancements by providing a means to increase CICS application program isolation. The Subspace Group Facility is used to implement a new CICS/ESA function called "Transaction Isolation" to build upon CICS storage protection functions previously available, such as Subsystem Storage Protection. This new function provides storage protection at the transaction application level so one transaction cannot inadvertently damage the code or data belonging to other transactions.

The Subspace Group Facility has been developed to enhance the capabilities of service provider subsystems such as CICS/ESA. This type of subsystem uses a single server program to provide common functions to multiple application programs (transactions) all running within a single address space. Until the introduction of the Subspace Group function, one application program could inadvertently gain access, in some situations, to code and data belonging to another application. Accidental access to another application's code and/or data can result in application failures, service outages, and incorrect modification of critical business data. Problems resulting from these kinds of situations are generally costly and time consuming, and may require extensive recovery procedures.

Application development and maintenance for subsystems using the Subspace Group Facility will be enhanced. With the Subspace Group Facility, an application attempting to access storage outside of its own subspace is abnormally terminated. Users can easily identify applications that have failed or that would cause data integrity problems. Once an application (transaction) program is identified, resolving the problem is usually quite easy. Without this capability it can be very difficult to identify programs that are causing storage violations and to resolve the problems.

Since this storage isolation and protection can be implemented through CICS/ESA and not the application, little or no modification should be required to existing application programs and code. Customer investments in application programs are protected, and requirements for staff and resources to implement the function should be minimal. The benefits of program isolation and storage protection are provided while overall cost of implementation is minimized.

CICS/ESA 4.1 uses the Subspace Group Facility to implement the Transaction Isolation function announced on February 1, 1994 (refer to Software Announcement 294-026). This new function extends the storage protection using the Subsystem Storage Protection function available on ES/9000 9021 processors introduced in CICS/ESA 3.3. The CICS/ESA Transaction Isolation function now offers storage protection between application programs, ensuring that one application program does not accidentally overwrite the storage of another application. Transaction Isolation preserves data integrity within an address space, reduces system outages, improves systems and change management, and enhances CICS/ESA application development and maintenance.

Use of this facility can result in a reduction of application development and maintenance staff required to support the subsystems that use Subspace Groups. Systems that use the Subspace Group Facility should see improved availability since outages that could be caused by inadvertent and accidental access to storage belonging to another application will be eliminated. Improving subsystem and application availability would be expected to result in improved end user productivity.

Parallel Sysplex Capability

Coupling Links: Coupling Links connect the 9021 711-based processors to a Coupling Facility. These are high-bandwidth fiber optic links that provide high-speed access to a Coupling Facility from MVS/ESA systems running on a 9021 in a Parallel Sysplex. A minimum of one Coupling Link is required from each MVS/ESA system running on a 9021 processor attached to a Coupling Facility in a Parallel Sysplex for data sharing. It is possible to attach additional Coupling Links from an MVS/ESA system to each Coupling Facility. Such configurations ensure a fault-tolerant environment, which is recommended for applications such as mission-critical online transaction processing and client/server environments. Since the Coupling Links are supported by the ESCON Multiple Image Facility (EMIF), it is easy to configure systems designed for high availability and share the Coupling Links on a single 9021 processor across several MVS/ESA systems running in PR/SM logical partitions. This capability of EMIF and Coupling Links delivers data sharing while providing an effective solution for controlling the total cost of computing for customers who have invested in 9021 processor technology.

Coupling Links available on 9021 711-based processors provide a means through which MVS/ESA systems and applications running on the 9021 can participate in a Parallel Sysplex and realize the benefits of data sharing. This capability helps protect investments in the ES/9000 9021 platform and offers flexibility to meet capacity requirements through the coupling of installed 9021s with other coupling-capable 9021, 9121, and 9672 processors.

Coupling Links use fiber optic cables, and offer benefits similar to those of ESCON channels with regard to cable size, weight, and cost. The single-mode Coupling Links can be installed using existing fiber optic cables that have been installed for ESCON XDF channels, saving the customer the time and cost associated with installing new cables. The 50 micron multi-mode for Fiber Channel Standard is specified at the short wave and will require verification, if the customer has installed 50 micron cables using the ESCON spec. The Coupling Links conform to the ANSI Fiber Channel Standard Level 0 (Physical and Signalling Interface, FC-PH) specification.

Multiple Coupling Links can be used to connect an MVS/ESA system running on a 9021 to a single Coupling Facility as well as to multiple Coupling Facilities. This provides considerable flexibility to design shared data systems that are fault tolerant and provide high availability for mission-critical business solutions.

Coupling Facility Control Code: A PR/SM logical partition can be designated to run the new IBM Licensed Internal Code called the coupling facility control code (cfcc), thereby providing the Coupling Facility functions. Using the cfcc and Coupling Links, multiple MVS/ESA systems running in LPARs on the same 9021 processor or running on other S/390 processors capable of being coupled can be interconnected for data sharing. This facility assists with the migration and testing of workloads being moved to a Parallel Sysplex.

Integrated Coupling Migration Facility: Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF) provides a cost-effective alternative for the testing and migration of workloads to a Parallel Sysplex. ICMF, which includes the Coupling Facility functions and simulation of Coupling Links, provides an environment for migration activities. Using this facility the installation, development, and testing of software needed for a Parallel Sysplex using the Coupling Facility can be completed prior to the installation of the Coupling Links and a Coupling Facility. One or two Coupling Facility logical partitions can be defined to connect to other integrated logical partitions (or LPARs) running MVS/ESA on the same central electronics complex (CEC) to assist in the testing and development of data sharing applications designed for future coupled production work.

ICMF runs in a PR/SM LPAR environment, with PR/SM providing the necessary emulation of physical Coupling Links to allow interconnected communications between MVS/ESA systems in logical partitions and a new logical partition type in which the LPAR Coupling Facility is running. When using ICMF, the logical partitions used for the MVS/ESA systems and the Coupling Facility are defined as a group assigned to the ICMF. Since ICMF simulates the Coupling Links and no physical Coupling Links are used, all logical partitions assigned to the ICMF group must be on the same S/390 CEC. ICMF provides a low-cost PR/SM-based testing and migration vehicle to be used for software development, installation, and testing before moving applications into production in a Parallel Sysplex.

Users can install ICMF prior to installing Coupling Facility channel hardware and continue to use it after adding Coupling Facility channel hardware to the central electronics complex. Integrated coupling facility logical partitions and integrated logical partitions running MVS can coexist on the same CEC with:

  • Coupling facility logical partitions that use Coupling Facility channel hardware
  • Logical partitions running MVS that use Coupling Facility channel hardware
  • Logical partitions running non-coupled workloads
ICMF is available for installed processors by ordering SEC 228270. SEC 228270 is also delivered when Coupling Link features are shipped by the plant.

STATEMENT OF GENERAL DIRECTION

Open Systems Adapter

IBM intends to provide the new fully integrated Open Systems Adapter processor feature, delivering direct, native open systems connectivity to the local area network (LAN) from the processor.

IBM intends to provide the Open Systems Adapter processor feature on ES/9000 511-based and 711-based models, and the S/390 Parallel Transaction Server (9672).

The Open Systems Adapter feature will be a fully integrated hardware feature within the processor, providing a native, direct connection between the processor and the LAN. The Open Systems Adapter will support Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI), Token Ring, and Ethernet LANs. It will also support offloading of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and the Network File System (NFS**) application, to improve the efficiency of the ES/9000 711-based processor as a server.

Application support for the Open Systems Adapter will be provided by TCP/IP for MVS, LAN Resource Extension and Services/MVS (LANRES/MVS), LAN File Services/ESA (LFS/ESA), and ACF/VTAM (Systems Network Architecture - SNA) for MVS/ESA.

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      of its respective holder.
PUBLICATIONS

The following publications have been updated to reflect the announced enhancements and will be available within 30 days of announcement:

       Title                                     Order Number

IBM ES/9000 ES/3090(TM) Processor Resource/Systems Manager(TM) Planning Guide GA22-7123

IBM ES/9000 9021 711-Based Models Installation Manual -- Physical Planning GC22-7086

IBM ES/9000 9021 711-Based Models Functional Characteristics and Configuration Guide GA22-7144

IBM ES/9000 Processor Complex Physical Planning Template (Metric Units) GX22-7133

IBM ES/9000 Processor Complex Physical Planning Template (English Units) GX22-7134

Note: The Physical Planning Template is required for the Model 9X2.

The following publications have been updated to reflect the announced enhancements and are shipped with the product:

      Title                                      Order Number

IBM ES/9000 9021 711-Based Models Operator's Guide GC38-0441

IBM ES/9000 9021 711-Based Models Recovery Guide GC38-0443

IBM ES/9000 9021 711-Based Models Messages, Part 1 GC38-0445

IBM ES/9000 9021 711-Based Models Messages, Part 2 GC38-0449

IBM ES/9000 ES/3090 Processor Resource/Systems Manager Planning Guide GA22-7123

IBM ES/9000 Input/Output Configuration Program User's Guide and ESCON Channel-to-Channel Reference GC38-0401

The System Library Subscription Service (SLSS) is available by product number and subject code. If currently subscribing to SLSS, you will receive publication updates automatically.

Displayable Softcopy Publications

ES/9000 water-cooled processor publications are offered in displayable softcopy form. The displayable publications are shipped with the processor, in addition to the hardcopy publications. The files are shipped on a CD-ROM.

These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager(R) READ licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

EDUCATION SUPPORT

Skill Dynamics(TM), An IBM Company, courses will be updated to reflect this announcement.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: The required configuration and optional features for the ES/9000 Model 9X2 include the following:

                                 Power and           Optional
               Processor         Coolant             I/O Power
Processor      Controller        Distribution Unit   Sequence Unit

ES/9000 9X2 9022 Model 1A* (2) 9027 Model 1 (2) 9023 or Model 1 9022 Model 1B*

*     Requires specify code 5050
IBM 9022 Processor Controller: An IBM 9022 Processor Controller 01B is required with the ES/9000 Model 9X2 shipped from IBM. Upgrades from Model 900 to Model 9X2 will retain the existing 9022 Model 1A installed; upgrades from Model 942, 952, 962, 972, or 982 will retain the existing 9022 Model 1A or Model 1B installed.

The IBM 9022 Processor Controller provides control and maintenance support including remote support for the ES/9000 water-cooled processors. It monitors and controls the Processor Unit, the IBM 9027 Power and Coolant Distribution Unit, and the IBM 9022 Processor Controller itself.

The IBM 9022 Processor Controller Models 1A and 1B with specify code 5050 support the ES/9000 Processor Model 9X2. The Models 1A and 1B utilize dual processors and dual internal direct access storage devices (DASDs) to provide backup of critical functions. The Models 1A and 1B allow concurrent maintenance should one side require repair, provided the system is not in a physically partitioned configuration.

The following are the device requirements for the IBM 9022 Processor Controller Models 1A and 1B:

Modem: Switched network modem, supporting auto-answer and auto-call function. Two modems, each with auto-call function, are required for the 9022 Models 1A and 1B with specify code 5050.

Display Stations: Three display stations -- two for use as the system displays and one as the service support display -- are required for the 9022 Model 1A with specify code 5050. Two display stations -- for use as the system display -- are required for the 9022 Model 1B with specify code 5050. The service support display must be within 10 meters (32.81 ft) of the Processor Controller, and the system displays may be up to 1,500 meters (4,921 ft) from the 9022 Processor Controller.

Optional Printer and Console Table: As many as two printers are supported by the 9022 Models 1A and 1B with specify code 5050. The printers are optional and may be used for printing screens from the display station.

An optional accessory console table is available to provide an operator workstation for up to two operators and their consoles. The table provides concealed cable routing for consoles and has a shelf facing the back that provides space for a modem.

IBM 9027 Power and Coolant Distribution Unit: Two IBM 9027 Power and Coolant Distribution Units are required on the ES/9000 water-cooled Model 9X2.

The IBM 9027 Power and Coolant Distribution Unit provides the power and cooling required by the processor complex. It contains the power distribution functions and the heat transfer functions for the liquid-cooled portion of the processor complex.

Power Requirements for Power and Coolant Distribution Unit: The ES/9000 processor complex is directly attached to a 50 Hz or 60 Hz (power is based on country of purchase) power source via a single or dual feed to the Power and Coolant Distribution Unit. The Power and Coolant Distribution Unit requires one of the following voltages:

  50 Hz                         60 Hz

200 V - 240 V or 200 V - 240 V or 380 V/400 V/415 V* 480 V*

*     Each of these voltages requires ordering a transformer feature
      number for the Power and Coolant Distribution Unit.  For
      further details, see the IBM ES/9000 Processor Complex
      Installation Manual -- Physical Planning (GC22-7086).
The ES/9000 processor complex Model 9X2 requires either a directly attached 50 Hz or 60 Hz, single-feed power source, described in the preceding paragraph, or optionally, a dual-feed, 50 Hz or 60 Hz power source. The dual-feed feature is for the 200 V -- 240 V non-transformer environment only. Specify code 9369 for the Power and Coolant Distribution Unit must be ordered for the dual-feed feature.

For further details, see the IBM ES/9000 Processor Complex Installation Manual -- Physical Planning (GC22-7086).

Cooling Requirements for the 9027 Power and Coolant Distribution Unit: The customer-supplied chilled-water connection consists of one 50-mm (2-inch) supply and one 50-mm (2-inch) return connection to the water main with the appropriate flow rate supplied for the ES/9000 Model 9X2. For further details, see the IBM ES/9000 Processor Complex Installation Manual -- Physical Planning (GC22-7086).

Optional IBM 9023 Input/Output Power Sequence Unit: The 9023 Input/Output Power Sequence (IOPS) Unit provides the capability to power on or off up to 192 per side (with both expansion features installed) I/O control units on selected models. The IOPS gives the user the ability to power on or off control units that do not have a customer-accessible power on/off switch. The IOPS also provides an electric ground reference attachment for specified devices.

Additional Capabilities

Central Storage: 512MB (256MB per side) of central storage is standard. Additional increments of 256MB and 512MB are available for a maximum capacity of 2GB (1GB on Side A; 1GB on Side B) on the ES/9000 Model 9X2. Central storage may be installed in asymmetric increments (that is, the amount of central storage may be different on each side).

Expanded Storage: Optional expanded storage allows reduction of I/O paging requirements under system program control. Expanded storage may be installed in asymmetric increments (that is, the amount of expanded storage may be different on each side). Expanded storage is available in increments of 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB up to a maximum of 8GB (4GB per side).

PR/SM Function: PR/SM function is standard on the ES/9000 Model 9X2. All users can utilize the benefits of multi-image management with the efficient capability of an event-driven dispatcher.

ESCON Channels: ESCON channels are available on the new ES/9000 water-cooled Model 9X2 as a field upgrade or a new feature, and can be attached directly to I/O devices. ESCON channels (non-XDF) on the ES/9000 Model 9X2 can operate at a data rate of 17MB per second at repeated distances up to 9 kilometers (5.6 miles). Both 62.5/125 and 50/125 micron multi-mode fibers are also supported. Nine kilometer (5.6 mile) distances are obtained when using 62.5/125 micron fiber, while 50/125 micron supports a maximum repeated distance of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles). Refer to Planning for Enterprise System Connection Links (GA23-0367) for fiber specifications.

ESCON Extended Distance Feature (XDF): By utilizing laser/single-mode fiber optic technology (that is, 9/125 micron fiber) connectivity distances can significantly exceed those offered by LED/multi-mode fiber technology. While ESCON LED/multi-mode technology is the cabling implementation for campus-wide interconnection, ESCON XDF offers a solution when unrepeated link distances up to a maximum of 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) are required. Repeated distances of up to 60 kilometers (37.3 miles) can be obtained with ESCON XDF. The following maximum device attachment distances are possible when using ESCON XDF with ESCON Directors and/or 9036 Remote Channel Extenders and ESCON I/O:

  • 3990 Storage Control Models 2 and 3 at up to 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) using just one ESCON Director that could be located in close proximity to attached 3990s.
  • 3990 Storage Control Model 6 at up to 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) using XDF links and one ESCON Director.
  • 9343 Storage Controller Models D04 and DC4 at up to 43 kilometers (26.7 miles) using two ESCON Directors.
  • 3490 Magnetic Tape Subsystems at up to 23 kilometers (14.3 miles). In configurations where 3490 Models A01, A02, A10, A20, C10, C11, C22, D31, D32, D41, or D42 are required to be attached at a distance greater than 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) from the host processor, with ESCON XDF, engineering change (EC) C14154 must be ordered and installed on the 3490s.
  • ESCON 3174, 3172, 3745, and RISC System/6000(R) distances at up to
  • 43 kilometers (26.7 miles).
  • ESCON channel-to-channel distances at up to 60 kilometers (37.3 miles).
The ESCON Extended Distance Feature (XDF) is available on the ES/9000 water-cooled Model 9X2 as a new feature or field upgrade.

Coupling Technology Links: Coupling Links are used to connect 9021 711-based processors to the Coupling Facility. The Coupling Links will be available as MES features on existing 9021 711-based processors or may be ordered as features on new 9021 711-based processors ordered from IBM. Two types of Coupling Links will be available. The first type uses a multi-mode 50 micron fiber optic cable, and attaches to the 9021 and the Coupling Facility by a full duplex connector that conforms to the ANSI Fiber Channel Standard Level 0 (Physical and Signalling Interface, FC-PH) specification. The multi-mode Coupling Link uses a short wave laser light source, and can support distances of up to 1 kilometer between the 9021 and the Coupling Facility.

The second type of Coupling Link uses a 9 or 10 micron single-mode fiber optic cable. The single-mode cable used for the Coupling Links has the same specifications as the cable used for ESCON XDF channels. Installations having single-mode fiber in place for ESCON can use available cables for their single-mode Coupling Links. Attachment of the single-mode Coupling Link to a 9021 is also done using a duplex connector that meets the ANSI Fiber Channel Standard Level 0 specification. The single-mode Coupling Link uses a long wave laser light source, and supports connections between the 9021 and a Coupling Facility of up to 3 kilometers in distance. The first increment of Coupling Links per side must be ordered in a pair, which can be both multi-mode links, both single-mode links, or one of each type. One link can be ordered for each additional increment up to four Coupling Links per side or a total of eight Coupling Links per system on multiprocessor models.

IBM Sysplex Timer Attachment Feature: The IBM Sysplex Timer is available for attachment to the ES/9000 Model 9X2 as a new feature or field upgrade. The Sysplex Timer provides an external time source for attached processors. Closely cooperating processors require coordinated time-of-day clocks when sharing data and/or workload. The Sysplex Timer improves the accuracy of audit trail and accounting information in a shared-data environment. This provides faster and higher quality problem determination and improved cooperation between other large systems. The IBM Sysplex Timer supports Automatic Propagation Delay Adjustment and External Time Source Tracking functions.

Integrated CRyptographic Feature (ICRF): The ES/9000 water-cooled Model 9X2 allows attachment of the Integrated CRyptographic Feature, which is an advanced security system that fully supports the IBM Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA). The Integrated CRyptographic Feature is available as a new feature or field upgrade.

The ICRF is coupled with a central processor, and is capable of high performance in protecting both online transaction processing and bulk data environments. The Integrated CRyptographic Feature adheres to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Data Encryption Standard (DES) and has extensive tamper detection capability for the protection of master keys. The Integrated CRyptographic Feature with IBM Personal Security(R) Card can be ordered as a feature on the new ES/9000 model. ICRF is mutually exclusive with Vector Facility on a central processor (CP) basis. One ICRF is available per side of the processor. Additional information, special configuration conditions, and ordering information for the Integrated CRyptographic Feature can be found in the ICRF User Guide (GA22-7142).

Vector Facility: The ES/9000 Model 9X2 supports the Vector Facility (VF) architecture. The Vector Facility feature may be shipped with the processor or installed in the field. Each CP of a processor complex may have an optional Vector Facility feature to enhance its performance in processing vectors of fixed and floating-point numbers. The Vector Facility is an extension of the central processor's instruction and execution elements that allows the CP to perform vector arithmetic and logical operations on vectors of any length, from one element on up to 256 sets of operands, with a single instruction. Longer vectors are handled by simple instruction loops. Vector instructions are precisely interruptible for easy exception handling. The Vector Facility is mutually exclusive with ICRF on a CP basis.

The ES/9000 Vector Facility is fully compatible with the ES/3090 Vector Facility. To exploit the potential of the Vector Facility capabilities, programs must include vector instructions. This may be accomplished using the assembler, prewritten vector routines such as IBM's Engineering Scientific Subroutine Library (ESSL), and/or recompilation utilizing the automatic vectorizing capabilities.

ES/9000 Water-Cooled Processors Supported I/O Devices

For a complete list of the supported I/O for the ES/9000 water-cooled processors, refer to the Sales Manual.

RPQs for attachment of non-supported DASD I/O devices may be submitted for consideration.

Byte Device Attachment: Byte device attachment continues to be afforded via parallel channels. Support of selected byte devices will also be available via the 9034 ESCON Converter Model 001.

This support will have a general availability of fourth quarter 1994. The Sales Manual for the 9034-001 will be updated at general availability with a complete description of supported devices and the other requirements associated with byte device support. RPQs will be accepted against the 9034-001 for other byte devices not listed in the 9034-001 Sales Manual pages.

Software Requirements:

IBM ES/9000 Model 9X2: The IBM ES/9000 water-cooled processor Model 9X2 will be supported by the following operating systems in basic mode:

  • MVS
    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 5 Release 1 provides support for the Subspace Group Facility and is required for coupling exploitation using the Coupling Facility. For a sysplex of more than seven MVS images when using JES2, MVS/ESA SP-JES2 Version 5 Release 1 is required. For a sysplex of more than eight MVS images when using JES3, MVS/ESA SP-JES3 Version 5 Release 1.1 is required. See Software Announcement 294-152 for further details. With the appropriate authorized program analysis reports (APARs), this release provides support for byte device attachment via the 9034 ESCON Converter Model 001.
    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 4 Release 3.0 provides support for ESCON channel-to-channel operated in basic mode, the Asynchronous Pageout Facility, and Logical String Assist, which were announced June 16, 1992. See Hardware Announcement
    • 192-146 for further details. This release also provides support for hardware-assisted Data Compression and Asynchronous Data Mover Facility (ADMF) when appropriate APARs are applied. See Hardware Announcements
    • 193-033 and 193-236 for further details. Note: Specific APARs must be applied and may be obtained from the IBM Support Center. These APARs include SRM support for CPU timing, HCD support for the new model, and RMF(TM) support for ten-way reporting.
    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 4 Release 2.0 and subsequent releases. Note: Specific APARs must be applied and may be obtained from the IBM Support Center. These APARs include SRM support for CPU timing, HCD support for the new model, 2GB central storage support, and RMF support for ten-way reporting.
    • MVS/System Product Version 3 Release 1.3. Note: Specific APARs must be applied and may be obtained from the IBM Support Center. These APARs include SRM support for CPU timing, 2GB central storage support, and RMF support for ten-way reporting. Note: To obtain RMF I/O activity and configuration information, either install RMF APAR OY29112 or install RMF Version 4.1.2.
  • VM
    • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2. VM/ESA Release 2.2 supports the new Model 9X2. VM/ESA Release 2.2 provides integrated support for up to ten-way configurations in basic mode operations, integrated console support, guest support for the Subspace Group Facility and Asynchronous Data Mover features, as well as many other enhancements to the VM operating system.
  • VSE
    • Only supported in LPAR mode. Refer to PR/SM Software Support.
  • Transaction Processing Facility (TPF)
    • TPF Version 3 Release 1 and Version 4 Release 1. The base product and the High Performance Option (HPO) Loosely Coupled facility support the ES/9000 Model 9X2 in physical partition mode only. When running in a loosely coupled environment, the Sysplex Timer attachment and TPF ESA mode enabler feature are required. To achieve full performance in multi-engine environments, the TPF ESA mode enabler feature is required.
  • AIX/ESA(TM)
    • AIX/ESA Version 2 Release 2 supports the ES/9000 Model 9X2.
  • EREP
    • The ES/9000 Model 9X2 will be supported by Release 3.5 or later of the IBM Environmental Record Editing and Printing Program (EREP).
  • IOCP
    • IOCP IZP Version 1.1 supports MVS, VM, VSE, and standalone versions.
  • Remote Operations Support
    • Target System Control Facility (TSCF, 5688-139) has been extended to support the Parallel Sysplex, including the S/390 Coupling Facility (9674), S/390 Parallel Transaction Server (9672), as well as ES/9000 processors with integrated coupling facilities (ICMF or cfcc) as target systems. Manageability of the Parallel Sysplex is increased through TSCF's grouping support. For example, using TSCF group support, an operator is able to start multiple systems with a single command. The TSCF interface uses one of the remote display ports and supports all 9021 models. To exploit TSCF function for the new
    • 9021 Model 9X2, customers will need to apply an APAR which may be obtained from the IBM Support Center.
PR/SM Software Support: The logically partitioned (LPAR) mode of operation on the ES/9000 Model 9X2 is supported by the following operating systems:
  • MVS
    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 5 Release 1 provides support for the Subspace Group Facility and is required for coupling exploitation. For a sysplex of more than seven MVS images when using JES2, MVS/ESA SP-JES2 Version 5 Release 1 is required. For a sysplex of more than eight MVS images when using JES3, MVS/ESA SP-JES3 Version 5 Release 1 is required. See Software Announcement 294-152 for further details. With the appropriate APARs, this release provides support for byte device attachment via the 9034 ESCON Converter Model 001.
    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 4 Release 3.0. The MVS processor management enhancements available in MVS/ESA SP Version 4 Release 3.0 provide reductions in LPAR's Low Utilization Effect and management time for shared N-way logical partitions. When combined with the more efficient LPAR dispatcher on the 711-based processors, they provide additional LPAR mode capacity (when compared with these processors running previous MVS releases under LPAR). The reductions in LPAR's LUE also simplify capacity planning since LPAR management time is now much more consistent across varying levels of processor utilization. MVS/ESA SP Version 4 Release 3.0 provides integrated support for dynamic reconfiguration management and sharing channels with the ESCON Multiple Image Facility. Note: Specific APARs must be applied and may be obtained from the IBM Support Center. These APARs include SRM support for CPU timing, HCD support for the new model, and RMF support for ten-way reporting. Note: For additional information on system control program releases that support the ESCON Multiple Image Facility, refer to IBM Hardware Announcement 192-146, dated June 16, 1992.
    • MVS/ESA System Product Version 4 Release 2.0 and subsequent releases. Note: Specific APARs must be applied and may be obtained from the IBM Support Center. These APARs include SRM support for CPU timing, HCD support for the new model, 2GB central storage support, and RMF support for ten-way reporting. Note: To use the LPAR Time Management Report, install the appropriate APAR.
    • MVS/System Product Version 3 Release 1.3. Note: Specific APARs must be applied and may be obtained from the IBM Support Center. These APARs include SRM support for CPU timing, 2GB central storage support, and RMF support for ten-way reporting. Note: To obtain RMF I/O activity and configuration information, either install RMF APAR OY29112 or install RMF Version 4.1.2. Note: To use the LPAR Time Management Report, install the appropriate APAR.
    • MVS/System Product Version 2 Release 2.0 and subsequent releases. Note: IMS/VS and IMS/ESA(R), including the Extended Recovery Facility (XRF), will be supported when operating in a logical partition. CICS/MVS(TM) Version 2 Release 1 (XRF) will be supported when operating in a logical partition. Note: Maximum central storage supported is 256MB. Maximum expanded storage supported is 2GB. ESCON channels are not supported. To avoid performance degradation, it is recommended that a maximum of four CPs be defined for a logical partition when running MVS/XA(TM).
  • VM
    • VM/ESA Version 1 Releases 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2, and subsequent releases, may be executed in a logical partition and offer production level performance for V=V workloads, including a mix of CMS and full function operating systems (such as MVS and VSE). For example, when MVS/ESA or VSE runs as a guest of a VM/ESA (ESA) image in turn running in an LPAR, it will experience performance comparable to running as a guest of a VM/ESA (ESA) image running natively. VM/ESA supports the establishment of a single preferred guest in a logical partition. When VM/ESA is running in a logical partition, then a single V=R guest may be configured, as accommodation to installations requiring such a configuration. The performance of such a V=R guest is not equivalent to that of a preferred guest under VM/ESA, where VM/ESA is running natively on a processor. For optimum preferred guest function and performance, VM/ESA's Multiple Preferred Guest support of the PR/SM function should be used.
    • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 1.5 (370 Feature) supports up to 64MB of central storage, and up to 32 channels.
  • VSE
    • VSE/ESA(TM) Version 1 Release 3.0 supports up to 2GB of central storage and 31-bit virtual addressing, and includes full ESCON architecture support.
    • VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 2.0 supports direct attachment of ESCON-capable control units to an ESCON channel.
    • VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 1.0 supports attachment of parallel control units to ESCON channels running in converter mode.
    • VSE/SP Version 4 with APAR DY39560. Note: VSE supports one physical processor and does not support expanded storage, the Vector Facility, and the Integrated CRyptographic Feature. Note: VSE/SP Version 4 supports a maximum central storage size of 16MB and a maximum of 16 channels. Note: VSE in System/370(TM) mode will not utilize the ESCON channel architecture.
  • Transaction Processing Facility (TPF)
    • TPF Version 3 Release 1 and Version 4 Release 1. The base product and the High Performance Option (HPO) Loosely Coupled facility are supported when operating in a logical partition. When running in a loosely coupled environment between systems or between logical partitions on the same systems, the Sysplex Timer attachment with the TPF ESA mode enabler feature is required. To achieve full performance for multi-engine partitions, the TPF ESA mode enabler feature is required.
  • AIX/ESA
    • The 9021 Model 9X2 is supported by AIX/ESA Version 2 Release 2.
Compatibility: Any program written for ESA/370(TM) architecture, or written to an optional ESA/390 architectural facility (ES Connection, Cryptography, Sysplex) when installed in ESA/370 mode, will run on a machine executing according to the ESA/390 architecture, provided that the program:
  • Is not time-dependent.
  • Does not depend on the presence of system facilities (such as storage capacity, I/O equipment, or optional features) when the facilities are not included in the configuration.
  • Does not depend on the absence of system facilities when the facilities are included in the configuration.
  • Does not depend on results or functions that are defined in the appropriate Principles of Operations manual as being unpredictable or model-dependent.
  • In ESA/370 mode, recognizes the presence of interception format 2 using instruction parameter fields B and C on interception of the SIE instruction. See IBM System/370 Extended Architecture Interpretive Execution (SA22-7095) for additional information.
Any program written for 370-XA mode operates in ESA/390 mode, any problem-state program written for System/370 operates in ESA/390 mode, and any problem-state program written for System/360(TM) operates in ESA/390 mode, provided that the program:
  • Observes the limitations in the preceding statements.
  • Does not depend on any programming support facilities that are not provided or that have been modified.
  • Takes into account other changes made that affect compatibility between modes. These changes are described in the IBM ESA/370 Principles of Operation (SA22-7200) and in the IBM System/370 Principles of Operation (GA22-7000).
LPAR Mode: In general, any program, including its programming support, that complies with the compatibility statements for System/370 and ESA/390 modes will operate in a logical partition with the following exception:
  • When operating in a logical partition, the processor ID presented to that logical partition is not the same as when operating in basic mode. This may impact operation of software products that use the CPUID field. For additional information see the IBM Processor Resource/Systems Manager Planning Guide (GA22-7123).
User Group Requirements: This announcement satisfies, or partially satisfies, requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities, which include Australian SHARE GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON EUROPE, GUIDE, European G.U.I.D.E, Japan GUIDE SHARE (JGS), Latin American GUIDE (LAG), SHARE EUROPE, and SHARE.
  • GUIDE -- Display RESERVE Status from the SCP, GD147089009
  • GUIDE -- Continuous System Operation, Strategy Paper
Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: Site preparation for the ES/9000 Model 9X2 is the responsibility of the customer. The Model 9X2 requires more floor space than the other models of the 9021 family of processors. Early installation planning is recommended for Model 9X2 upgrades. Information regarding space, power, cooling, and customer-supplied cables can be found in the following manuals:

     Title                                       Order Number

IBM ES/9000 Processor Complex Installation Manual -- Physical Planning GC22-7086

IBM ES/9000 Processor Complex Physical Planning Template (Metric Units) GX22-7133

IBM ES/9000 Processor Complex Physical Planning Template (English Units) GX22-7134

Running of the coupling facility control code (cfcc) or the Integrated Coupling Migration Facility (ICMF) may result in an increase in the amount of storage required for the Hardware Systems Areas (HSA) on a 711-based 9021. Contact your IBM representative for technical planning assistance.

Cable Orders: The above manuals also contain details on customer-supplied cables as well as cables to be ordered from IBM, including jumper cables used for Coupling Link channel connectors. Cable length restrictions are also detailed in these publications for the ES/9000 processor complex. Cable ordering information can be found in the ES/9000 water-cooled Sales Manual.

Installability: The ES/9000 water-cooled Model 9X2 has an approximate system installation time of 11 to 14 hours.

As an option for the Model 9X2, IBM can perform a physically partitioned system installation. A physically partitioned system installation allows a processor to be installed one side at a time and can allow the customer to begin using the system earlier than with a full multiprocessor installation. All physically partitioned system installations must be completed within 14 calendar days.

The approximate field model upgrade time from the Models 900, 942, 952, 962, 972, and 982 to the Model 9X2 is approximately 8 to 13 hours.

Field upgrades require different lengths of time depending upon the customer configuration, the amount of work that can be accomplished in parallel at the customer location, and the method used to do the upgrade.

As an option, customers can request a physically partitioned upgrade. Physically partitioned upgrades allow a processor to be upgraded one side at a time and can greatly reduce the hours of down time customers experience when upgrading their processor. The processor will experience degraded performance because the side being upgraded will not be available to the customer. Customers should understand that physically partitioned upgrades require operating the processor without some of the redundancy provided by the duplexed functions of the processor controller. The IBM 9022 Processor Controller will exhibit the reliability characteristics that are experienced during normal physically partitioned operation. This may cause an impact to availability during the course of the upgrade. All physically partitioned upgrades must be completed within 14 calendar days. The benefit of a physically partitioned upgrade is that it allows a customer to reduce the total down time of the system.

Upgrading from an ES/9000 Model 900 to the ES/9000 Model 9X2 involves substantial change to the customer's existing processor.

The approximate field installation time required to install Coupling Links on a 711-based processor is 7 to 8 hours, depending on the customer's configuration.

These times assume the prerequisite engineering changes (ECs) and MESs are installed prior to the model upgrade.

This IBM equipment is subject to the applicable rules and regulations of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This equipment will comply with the applicable rules and regulations of the FCC before final delivery to the customer.

Contact the local IBM representative for specific installation times on field upgrades of particular models and configurations.

Security, Auditability and Control

The ES/9000 Model 9X2 continues to maintain the same high level of data integrity and security as the other models of the ES/9000 family. The security capability of the Integrated CRyptographic Feature provides a higher level of protection through encryption.

Reliability, Availability, Serviceability

This new model includes the same functions introduced on the ES/9000 Model 711-based processors to improve reliability, availability, and serviceability.

Highlights:

  • Concurrent air moving devices (AMDs) maintenance on the Coupling Links.
  • Concurrent Coupling Links maintenance on the link adapter card and link controller card.
  • Single channel service capability on a Coupling Link.
  • A high availability option allowing redundant links between a
  • 711-based system and a Coupling Facility.
  • The ability to dynamically add, delete, and modify the I/O configuration definition for Coupling Link CHPIDs.
  • Concurrent patch capability for Coupling Links Licensed Internal Code.
  • Further improvements to concurrent Licensed Internal Code patch capability.
  • Enhanced LPAR mode recovery of CP hardware failures.
  • Subsystem Storage Protection, a facility used by IBM's CICS/ESA transaction processing system in the CICS/ESA Storage Protection function. This function will increase system availability by preventing CICS system software or another application from being overwritten by application software.
  • Concurrent Channel Maintenance, which allows replacement of a failing channel card with no requirement to power off the system.
  • Fault Tolerant Dynamic Memory Arrays, which enable the hardware to detect a failure in storage chips and dynamically select a backup chip located on the same memory card.
  • Processor Availability Facility, providing the ability to dynamically move an application from a failed CP to another CP for increased application availability.
  • An Enhanced Power Subsystem capable of supporting a processor complex for most power supply failures without interrupting system operation.
  • Dynamic replacement of a failed power supply without a system interruption using the Concurrent Power Maintenance enhancement, in the unlikely event of a power supply failure.
  • The ability to vary off line a central processor (CP) for TCM maintenance with Concurrent CP TCM maintenance.
  • A PR/SM LPAR enhancement that allows central processors to be configured on line and off line.
  • The ability to dynamically add, delete, or modify the I/O configuration definitions for channel paths, control units, and I/O devices without a power-on reset (POR) or initial program load (IPL) with Dynamic Reconfiguration Management.
  • The ability to vary off line central storage in increments of 4MB.
  • The ability to vary channels off line in single channel increments.
  • Concurrent maintenance of most air moving devices.
  • Key duplexed functions in the IBM 9022 Processor Controller.
  • Concurrent maintenance functions of the IBM 9022 Processor Controller.
  • Automated approach to problem diagnosis and isolation.
  • Channel recovery.
  • Instruction retry.
  • Error checking and correction for processor storage.
Numerous characteristics of the IBM ES/9000 design assist in providing a high degree of availability and minimizing user down time.

Support for Licensed Internal Code Concurrent Patch Maintenance for the new Coupling Links Licensed Internal Code provides continuous availability through reducing the time required to maintain the system.

Concurrent Coupling Link Maintenance makes possible the replacement of a failing coupling link adapter or controller card with no requirement to power off the system. This function enhances the processor availability, since no system outage is required for most coupling link repair actions.

Redundancy and concurrent maintenance of the additional power supplies and air moving devices (AMDs) associated with the Coupling Links feature provide protection from most power or cooling problem events. MVS/ESA data sharing with the Coupling Links continues while concurrent AMD service is performed.

The Coupling Links are supported by Dynamic Reconfiguration Management and allow the ability to dynamically add, delete, or modify the I/O configuration definition for coupling links without a power-on reset (POR) or initial program load (IPL).

For serviceability, the system provides the ability to vary off line Coupling Links in single channel increments. This minimizes the impact of a single failing Coupling Link on the entire Coupling Link feature.

For high availability, redundant Coupling Links can be configured between an ES/9000 711-based processor and a new Coupling Facility. This capability removes a single point of failure for the 711-based processor's data sharing capability in the Parallel Sysplex.

The Subsystem Storage Protection facility enables CICS/ESA to provide its Storage Protection function, which will reduce CICS/ESA system failures, increase user productivity, and reduce the system management effort required for certain types of problem diagnosis.

In the unlikely event of a channel card failure, Concurrent Channel Maintenance allows for the replacement of a failed channel card without the requirement to power down the system. This new function enhances processor availability since no system outage is required for the repair action. The same applies to the new Coupling Links features.

The Fault Tolerant Dynamic Memory Arrays facility further increases the reliability of IBM processor storage, which results in better systems availability. This facility enables the hardware to detect a failure in central or expanded storage chips and select a backup chip located on the same memory card.

The Processor Availability Facility enhances system availability and offers additional protection from central processor failures. This facility reduces the impact of a central processor failure by saving the status of the application in progress, which allows an operating system (MVS/ESA Version 3.1 or VM/ESA Release 1.1 or later) to move the application from the failing CP to another CP in many cases.

LPAR Licensed Internal Code on this processor includes enhancements first introduced on ES/9000 Model 520-based processors at SEC 228150 to further exploit the Processor Availability Facility, enabling LPAR to recover from many previously unrecoverable CP hardware failures. Additionally, most maintenance on this LIC can now be done without a reset of the system.

The power subsystem in the ES/9000 water-cooled family provides backup support for most power supply failures. With the Concurrent Power Maintenance capability, the failed power supply can now be replaced without system interruption at a convenient time when maintenance can be scheduled. This function greatly enhances the ES/9000 water-cooled processor availability by making the power subsystem more fault tolerant.

The ES/9000 water-cooled models have a function that allows the maintenance of a central processor's TCMs while other processors within the system continue to run. This function enables all models with two or more central processors to vary a central processor off line for TCM maintenance and vary it back on line without a power-on reset or IPL.

Additional availability functions include I/O interface reset, optional threshold time selection, and MVS dynamic physical partitioning improvements. These functions will be enabled on the ES/9000 water-cooled Model 9X2.

User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Volume Discount: Volume purchasing is not available under the Volume Discounts section of the IBM Customer Agreement.

IBM Credit Corporation Financing: Term leases are available for commercial and state and local government customers.

Warranty Period: One year

Warranty Service: IBM On-Site Repair (IOR)

Maintenance Service: IOR

IBM Hourly Service Rate Classification: Three. IBM warranty service, maintenance service, or hourly service may be obtained by calling 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378). IBM hourly service is available at the applicable rate and terms, including element exchange price if applicable.

Mid-Range System Option: This product is eligible for the Mid-Range System Option of the IBM Customer Agreement. A revised exhibit will be available at a later date.

                                  Discount
                         Three-Year      Five-Year

9021 12% 17%

Corporate Service Option: The ES/9000 Model 9X2 is eligible for the Corporate Service Option of the IBM Customer Agreement. A revised exhibit will be available at a later date.
                                  Discount
                         Three-Year      Five-Year

System 14% 19%

Extended Maintenance Option: This product is an eligible machine under the Extended Maintenance Option of the IBM Customer Agreement.

Product Availability Status: New product available

Field-Installable Features: Yes

Model Conversions: Yes

Customer Setup: No

Graduated Charges: This product is in Processor Group 80 for software with graduated charges. This processor is eligible for PR/SM (MOSP) charges.

Licensed Internal Code: Yes

Educational Allowance: A special price is available to qualified educational institutions. Prices are available upon request from your IBM representative.

CHARGES

Description           Machine Type             Model

Processor Unit 9021 9X2

Note: Prices for new models are available upon request from your IBM representative.

Feature Reference Guide -- 9021 Model 9X2

                         Feature             Model Type
Description              Number     Notes       9X2

Vector Facility

1st Vector-A 1545 +(1) X 2nd Vector-A 1550 +(1) X 3rd Vector-A 1555 +(1) X 4th Vector-A 1560 +(1) X 5th Vector-A 1565 +(1) X 1st Vector-B 1546 +(1) X 2nd Vector-B 1551 +(1) X 3rd Vector-B 1556 +(1) X 4th Vector-B 1561 +(1) X 5th Vector-B 1566 +(1) X

Channel Group -- Additional

0-16 Parallel-A 3860 X 0-16 Parallel-B 3861 X 16-32 Parallel-A 3862 X 16-32 Parallel-B 3863 X 32-48 Parallel-A 3864 X 32-48 Parallel-B 3865 X 16-32 ESCON-A 3874 X 16-32 ESCON-B 3875 X 32-48 ESCON-A 3878 X 32-48 ESCON-B 3879 X 48-64 ESCON-A 3880 X 48-64 ESCON-B 3881 X 64-80 ESCON-A 3882 X 64-80 ESCON-B 3883 X 80-96 ESCON-A 3884 X 80-96 ESCON-B 3885 X 96-112 ESCON-A 3886 X 96-112 ESCON-B 3887 X 112-128 ESCON-A 3888 X 112-128 ESCON-B 3889 X 16-32 ESCON XDF-A 1822 X 16-32 ESCON XDF-B 1823 X 32-48 ESCON XDF-A 1826 X 32-48 ESCON XDF-B 1827 X 48-64 ESCON XDF-A 1830 X 48-64 ESCON XDF-B 1831 X 64-80 ESCON XDF-A 1834 X 64-80 ESCON XDF-B 1835 X 80-96 ESCON XDF-A 1838 X 80-96 ESCON XDF-B 1839 X 96-112 ESCON XDF-A 1842 X 96-112 ESCON XDF-B 1843 X 112-128 ESCON XDF-A 1846 X 112-128 ESCON XDF-B 1847 X

+     If installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or replaced
      become the property of IBM and must be returned.
(1)   Cannot coexist with ICRF on the same central processor.
                         Feature             Model Type
Description              Number     Notes       9X2

Channel Group -- Base

0-16 Base Parallel-A 9860 X 0-16 Base Parallel-B 9861 X 16-32 Base Parallel-A 9862 X 16-32 Base Parallel-B 9863 X 32-48 Base Parallel-A 9864 X 32-48 Base Parallel-B 9865 X 0-16 Base ESCON-A 9876 X 0-16 Base ESCON-B 9877 X 16-32 Base ESCON-A 9874 X 16-32 Base ESCON-B 9875 X Feature Model Type Description Number Notes 9X2

Channel Group -- Base

32-48 Base ESCON-A 9878 X 32-48 Base ESCON-B 9879 X 48-64 Base ESCON-A 9880 X 48-64 Base ESCON-B 9881 X 0-16 Base ESCON XDF-A 9900 X 0-16 Base ESCON XDF-B 9901 X 16-32 Base ESCON XDF-A 9904 X 16-32 Base ESCON XDF-B 9905 X 32-48 Base ESCON XDF-A 9908 X 32-48 Base ESCON XDF-B 9909 X 48-64 Base ESCON XDF-A 9912 X 48-64 Base ESCON XDF-B 9913 X

XDF Price Premium Billing Codes

0-16 XDF Enabler-A 1898 X 0-16 XDF Enabler-B 1899 X

Coupling Links 1-A 1870 (2) X Coupling Links 1-B 1871 (2) X Coupling Links 2-A 1872 (2) X Coupling Links 2-B 1873 (2) X Coupling Links 3-A 1874 (2) X Coupling Links 3-B 1875 (2) X Coupling Links 4-A 1876 (2) X Coupling Links 4-B 1877 (2) X Coupling Links 1 XDF-A 1860 (2) X Coupling Links 1 XDF-B 1861 (2) X Coupling Links 2 XDF-A 1862 (2) X Coupling Links 2 XDF-B 1863 (2) X Coupling Links 3 XDF-A 1864 (2) X Coupling Links 3 XDF-B 1865 (2) X Coupling Links 4 XDF-A 1866 (2) X Coupling Links 4 XDF-B 1867 (2) X

Channel Group -- 12

68-80 ESCON-A 3890 (2) X 68-80 ESCON-B 3891 (2) X 68-80 ESCON XDF-A 1878 (2) X 68-80 ESCON XDF-B 1879 (2) X XDF Enabler-A 1997 (2) X XDF Enabler-B 1998 (2) X

(2)   These features are available on all 711-based models (711, 821,
      822, 831, 832, 941, 942, 952, 962, 972, 982, and 9X2).
                         Feature             Model Type
Description              Number     Notes       9X2

Central Storage

256MB to 512MB-A 4512 + X 256MB to 512MB-B 4612 + X 512MB to 1024MB-A 4024 + X 512MB to 1024MB-B 4124 + X

Processor Color

Willow Green 9060 X Garnet Rose 9061 X Sunrise Yellow 9062 X Classic Blue 9063 X Charcoal Brown 9064 X Pebble Gray 9065 X Pearl White 9066 X

+ If installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Feature Model Type Description Number Notes 9X2

Processor Frequency

50 Hz Power Source 9921 X 60 Hz Power Source 9922 X

TPF ESA Mode Enabler

Field MES 1593 X Factory Install 9593 X

Shipping Instructions

Length Reduction-A 9573 X Length Reduction-B 9673 X Length & Height Reduction-A 9773 X Length & Height Reduction-B 9873 X

Expanded Storage

1st 256MB-A 5256 X 1st 256MB-B 7256 X 1st 512MB-A 5512 X 1st 512MB-B 7512 X 1st 1024MB-A 5024 X 1st 1024MB-B 7024 X 1st 1536MB-A 5536 X 1st 1536MB-B 7536 X 1st 2048MB-A 5048 X 1st 2048MB-B 7048 X 1st 3072MB-A 5070 X 1st 3072MB-B 7070 X 1st 4096MB-A 5080 X 1st 4096MB-B 7080 X 256MB to 512MB-A 6515 + X 256MB to 512MB-B 8515 + X 256MB to 1024MB-A 6027 + X 256MB to 1024MB-B 8027 + X 512MB to 1024MB-A 6028 + X 512MB to 1024MB-B 8028 + X 512MB to 1536MB-A 6540 + X 512MB to 1536MB-B 8540 + X 512MB to 2048MB-A 6052 + X 512MB to 2048MB-B 8052 + X 1024MB to 1536MB-A 6541 + X 1024MB to 1536MB-B 8541 + X 1024MB to 2048MB-A 6053 + X 1024MB to 2048MB-B 8053 + X 1536MB to 2048MB-A 6054 + X 1536MB to 2048MB-B 8054 + X 2048MB to 3072MB-A 6070 + X 2048MB to 3072MB-B 8070 + X 3072MB to 4096MB-A 6080 + X 3072MB to 4096MB-B 8080 + X

                         Feature             Model Type
Description              Number     Notes       9X2

Integrated CRyptographic Feature (ICRF)

A Side Processor 1 1645 + (3) X A Side Processor 2 1650 + (3) X A Side Processor 3 1655 + (3) X B Side Processor 1 1646 + (3) X B Side Processor 2 1651 + (3) X B Side Processor 3 1656 + (3) X

+     If installed on a purchased machine, parts removed
      or replaced become the property of IBM and must be
      returned.
(3)   Only one ICRF can be specified per side.
Feature Model Type Description Number Notes 9X2

Sysplex Timer Attachment

A-Side 4501 X B-Side 5501 X

Note: Prices for chargeable features are available upon request from your IBM representative.

Support Boxes Specify Codes

                                                    Machine Type
                         Specify                  9022
Description              Number                    01B   9023  9027

First Attached to 9X2 9792 X X X

Support Boxes

                         Machine                  Feature
Description               Type       Model        Number

Processor Controller with SC 5050 9022 01A/01B

Power and Coolant Distribution Unit 9027 001 Transformer Frame 480V 9027 7340 Transformer Frame 380-415 9027 7342 Isolation Transformer Frame 9027 7346 Transformer Frame CB 9027 7350 Single Power Source 9027 9368 Dual Power Source 9027 9369

IOPS Unit 9023 001 4650 4652

Console Table 9021 + 1590

Console Table Color

Willow Green 9021 9161 Garnet Rose 9021 9162 Sunrise Yellow 9021 9163 Classic Blue 9021 9164 Charcoal Brown 9021 9165 Pebble Gray 9021 9166 Pearl White 9021 9167

+     ES/9000 Model 9X2.
Model Conversions

Model Conversion                   Model Conversion
      From                              To
Type         Model                 Type      Model

9021 900 + 9021 9X2 9021 942 + 9021 9X2 9021 952 + 9021 9X2 9021 962 + 9021 9X2 9021 972 + 9021 9X2 9021 982 + 9021 9X2

+     Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must
      be returned.
Note: Prices for new model conversions are available upon request from your IBM representative.

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