IBM z15 Model T02 delivers the cloud you want with the privacy and security you need

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 120-006
April 14, 2020


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Announcing the IBM z15™ Model T02

Today's announcement extends the IBM Z® family of servers as the platform for mission-critical hybrid cloud, with new innovations across security, data privacy, and resilience for all clients.

Cloud native

You can build a hybrid cloud ecosystem designed for availability, security, and accessibility with flexibility as you deliver timely and efficient new services for your digital business. The IBM z15 server provides the availability required by your most mission-critical workloads and the security demanded by your most valuable data. The z15™ T02 delivers an entry-sized cloud platform that can be the base for transforming your applications and infrastructure. It makes it easy for administrators, developers, and architects to deliver and deploy cloud-native container-based applications. IBM® has a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help you deploy and support your cloud environment, as well as expand access to it.

  • IBM Z software offerings combine to help you integrate and manage your ideal cloud environment. IBM z/OS® Container Extensions (zCX) enables access to a large ecosystem of open source and Linux® on IBM Z applications that may be deployed and managed within the native z/OS environment without requiring a separate Linux server, using popular Docker container skills and patterns. You can use the latest open source tools, popular NoSQL databases, analytics frameworks, application servers, and so on within your z/OS environment.
  • The z15 T02 delivers an agile cloud platform that makes it easy for administrators, developers, and architects to deliver and deploy cloud-native container-based applications, with no special skills required. IBM's new Cloud Paks, along with Red Hat® OpenShift®, will assist you in modernization and automation to develop, deploy, and manage cloud-native applications. Running Linux on IBM Z in an Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) can be cost effective. It supports Kubernetes and container technologies to enhance applications that deliver microservices to their hybrid cloud environments.
  • Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z servers gives you price stability, particularly in an unpredictable hybrid cloud environment. A transformational pricing option, it provides simple, transparent, and predictable pricing for IBM Z software running on the IBM z/OS platform within a given country.

Encryption everywhere

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

  • IBM Data Privacy Passports, in conjunction with IBM z15 T02, and available via an IBM z15 only PID, is designed to enforce security and privacy protections to eligible data not only on Z, but across platforms. It is designed to provide a data-centric security solution that enables data protection that can span hybrid and multiparty computing environments. For more information about IBM Data Privacy Passports V1.0, see Software Announcement 220-062, dated March 10, 2020.

    Note: Data Privacy Passports supports data sources that can be accessed through a JDBC connection.

  • IBM Data Privacy for Diagnostics provides clients with the capability to protect sensitive data that may be included in diagnostic dumps. Now sensitive data can be tagged such that it can be identified in dumps with no impact to dump capture times. Tagged sensitive data in dumps can be redacted before sending to third-party vendors.
  • There is a new Crypto Express7S adapter introduced on the IBM z15 whose design and format have been driven by the adoption of blockchain and other highly secure applications.

Cyber resiliency

IBM Z is designed to protect against the impact of cyber-attacks by ensuring isolation of workloads at scale, by protecting against insider and external attacks and ensuring continuous service by mitigating impacts of downtime.

Secure Execution for Linux on Z is a new capability introduced with the z15 T02, available for all models of the z15 generation. Engineered to help protect against insider and outsider threats in multitenanted cloud environments, it ensures users, and even system administrators, are unable to access sensitive data in Linux-based virtual environments. Secure Execution for Linux protects the confidentiality and integrity of data at enterprise scale, by isolating data at the virtual machine level, and ensuring that only the people within the organization that have a need-to-know have access to data in the clear.

IBM Z is a market leader for uptime and resilience. The new z15 Model T02 takes resilience to a whole new level by letting you unlock the power of IBM Z to help you adapt to planned or unplanned events while keeping services and operations running smoothly and continuously.

  • IBM System Recovery Boost expedites everything you need to get back ready for workload execution, including planned operating system shutdown processing, operating system initial program load (IPL), middleware and workload restart and recovery, and uniquely the client workload execution that follows, helping you catch up for lost time. It will let businesses return their systems to doing normal work faster for scenarios such as planned software maintenance and patching, restoration of services after unplanned outages, and planned or unplanned disaster recovery site switch activities.
  • Enhancements in GDPS® combined with System Recovery Boost also expedite and streamline the execution of GDPS recovery scripts, which perform reconfiguration actions during various planned and unplanned operational scenarios. The combination of these capabilities facilitates easier testing and business continuity activities.

Flexible compute

Clients want to consume technology when and how they need it. They want the agility and flexibility it provides in order to expedite their time to market. IBM Z is available to businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to the largest enterprise. IBM Z provides a flexible approach to deploying compute resources, with the ability to make resources available on demand, to be repurposed to meet specific requirements, and through on chip acceleration for defined workloads such as cryptography, and now compression. Flexible consumption models are available with public, private, and hybrid cloud models as well as flexible packaging designed for cloud data centers, air cooling, purpose built for cloud and new lower entry points.

  • The z15 is designed with integrated accelerators to offload general processors and reduce system overhead CPU cycles for application workload processing. The IBM Integrated Accelerator for z Enterprise Data Compression is provided on each processor chip and uses industry-standard compression formats for file compression that can enable reduction in the size of data which can save storage space and increase data transfer rates.
  • The z15 T02 design incorporates two Central Processor Complex (CPC) drawers for the Max65. The second drawer enhances availability by allowing concurrent drawer repair, a feature previously not available on single-frame servers. This allows a single CPC drawer in a multidrawer server, if there is sufficient memory installed, to be removed, serviced, and reinstalled without bringing the system down.
  • Up to 8 TB of Redundant Array of Independent Memory (RAIM) are orderable per CPC drawer and up to 16 TB total per z15 T02, dependent on the configuration.
  • Ready for the cloud data center, the IBM z15 is housed in a 19-inch frame that makes it ready for colocation and standardized facilities management.



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Overview

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IBM z15 Model T02 delivers the cloud you want with the privacy and security you need.

IBM Z servers are designed to help enable cloud-native development and deployment, achieve encryption everywhere, and provide cyber resiliency to protect against the impact of cyber-attacks by ensuring isolation of workloads at scale, by protecting against insider and external threats, and ensuring continuous service by mitigating the impacts of downtime. All of these together can help to provide the cloud you want with the privacy and security you need. The IBM z15 (z15) Model T02 is the newest entry model into the IBM Z family of servers. It delivers an air cooled single-frame efficient design with a lower cost of entry that can easily coexist with other platforms in a cloud data center. The z15 can help protect data and help simplify compliance efforts.

IBM z15 offers privacy and resiliency for mission-critical workloads in a hybrid cloud.



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Feature exchange

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Not applicable.



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Key requirements

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



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Planned availability date

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May 15, 2020

New-build systems:

  • IBM z15 Model T02
  • Features and functions for the IBM z15 Model T02

Upgrades from ZR1:

  • 3907 Model ZR1 upgrades to IBM z15 Model T02

MES orders for IBM z15 Model T02 that include the following features:

  • Field-installed features and conversions on IBM z15 Model T02 that are delivered solely through a modification to the machine's Licensed Internal Code (LIC)
  • HMC Table Top KMM (#0148) on IBM z15 Model T02
  • HMC Rack Mount KMM (#0154) on IBM z15 Model T02
  • Customer Supplied HMC KMM (#0188) on IBM z15 Model T02
  • HMC Tower (#0062) on IBM z15 Model T02
  • HMC Rack Mount (#0063) on IBM z15 Model T02
  • TKE Rack Mount (#0087) on IBM z15 Model T02
  • TKE (#0088) on IBM z15 Model T02
  • TKE 9.2 LIC (#0881) on IBM z15 Model T02
  • TKE Rack Mount KMM (#0156) on IBM z15 Model T02
  • TKE Table Top KMM (#0157) on IBM z15 Model T02
  • Customer Supplied TKE KMM (#0190) on IBM z15 Model T02
  • Smart Card Reader (#0891) on IBM z15 Model T02
  • Additional Smart Cards (#0900) on IBM z15 Model T02

September 17, 2020

  • All remaining MES orders for IBM z15 Model T02



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Description

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The newest member of the IBM Z family, the IBM z15 Model T02, uses a 19-inch form factor and industry-standardized power and networking hardware. The system is configurable as a single-frame 19-inch frame system, which easily aligns with the modern cloud data center.

Today's announcement extends IBM Z leadership with IBM z15 T02, offering:

Core system:

  • 65 client configurable cores, an increase of 35 over the z14 ZR1, with single processor capacity of z15 T02 for equal n-way at common client configurations, approximately 14% greater than on z14 ZR1 with some variation based on workload and configuration.
  • 15% z/OS and 120% Linux maximum system capacity growth over z14 ZR1 for exceptional scale in a single footprint.
  • More on-chip cache per core, compared to z14 ZR1, to help minimize memory wait times for data serving applications.
  • Up to 16 terabytes (TB) of available Redundant Array of Independent Memory (RAIM) real memory per server to help simplify capacity planning, enlarge in-memory buffer pools, cache sysplex shared data and controls in Coupling Facilities, and ease deploying memory-intensive workloads.
  • IBM Integrated Accelerator for z Enterprise Data Compression, designed to reduce the cost of storing, transporting, and processing data without changing applications. It replaces the zEDC Express® card on z14 ZR1 and older generations of IBM servers, and interoperates compatibly with the zEDC compression used on previous IBM Z platforms and with industry-standard compression used on other platforms. Improved compression ratio (using Huffman coding) and order-preserving compression result in fewer CPU cycles to enable further compression of data, improving memory, transfer, and disk efficiency.
  • More than 30 new instructions codesigned and exploited by Java, new vector enhancements to improve analytics applications, and new instructions for sort acceleration.

Security and cryptography:

  • A design for data protection and privacy allowing you to encrypt many new data sets transparently, which can help you to provide an envelope of protection around data placed on IBM Z. This includes cryptographic performance improvements with the Crypto Express7S adapter (#0898 or #0899) and the IBM Z processor-based cryptography with the CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) that helps enable the protection of data in flight or at rest. This includes capacity for up to 40 HSMs.
  • Hardware accelerated encryption on every core with the CPACF feature.
  • Processor improvements that include Message-Security-Assist extension 9, providing support for elliptic curve cryptography authentication of messages, the generation of elliptic curve keys, and scalar multiplication. This is accomplished through a new instruction (Compute Digital Signature Authentication (KDSA)) which supports the ECDSA and EdDSA algorithms using curves P-256, P-384, P-521, Ed25519, and Ed448 and is in compliance with the Digital Signature Standard (DSS), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) July 2013.
  • IBM Data Privacy Passports, which is designed to protect eligible data not only on IBM Z, but across multicloud environments without application changes. For more information about IBM Data Privacy Passports V1.0, see Software Announcement 220-062, dated March 10, 2020.

    Note: Data Privacy Passports supports data sources that can be accessed through a JDBC connection.

Network and I/O:

  • OSA-Express6S GbE, 10GbE, and 1000BASE-T, and OSA-Express7S 25GbE SR.
  • FICON® Express16S+ (#0427, 0428) to help absorb large application and transaction spikes driven by large unpredictable analytic and mobile workloads.
  • An increase in the maximum number of coupling CHPIDs per CPC from 256 with z14 ZR1 to 384 with z15 T02, which provides for improved virtualization of physical ICA SR and CE LR coupling links.
  • An increase in the maximum number of physical ICA SR coupling links per CPC from 16 on z14 ZR1 to 48 on z15 T02, and per drawer from 8 on z14 ZR1 to 24 on z15 T02.
  • An increase in the maximum number of physical CE LR coupling links per CPC from 32 on z14 ZR1 to 64 on z15 T02.
  • These increases in the amount of ICA and CE LR connectivity make the z15 T02 a great machine for coupling, even in large sysplexes, and especially for use as a stand-alone Coupling Facility.
  • An increase in the maximum number of internal coupling CHPIDs per CPC from 32 on z14 ZR1 to 64 on z15 T02.
  • A new level of Coupling Facility support, CFLEVEL 24, which provides optimized latch management, improved message path resiliency, and a change to the defaults for dynamic dispatching. For details see the "Parallel Sysplex® enhancements" section.
  • IBM zHyperLink Express1.1 (#0451), which uses a direct connect short distance link (zHyperLink) to deliver low latency connectivity between z15 T02 and FICON storage systems. Working in conjunction with your existing FICON SAN infrastructure, zHyperLink Express1.1 delivers the next generation of I/O for IBM Z storage.

Systems management and infrastructure:

  • IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) 2.15.0 with simplification updates to improve workspace and manage system time.
  • IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance (#0100), which can be used to create isolated partitions for protecting data and applications from cybercriminals.
  • Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 9.2 License Internal Code (LIC) (#0881).
  • Flexible configuration, with a 19-inch frame taking up only two floor tiles of space.
  • System Recovery Boost, which enables restoration of service from, and workload catch up after, both planned and unplanned outages faster than on any prior Z machine and with no additional IBM software costs, along with faster GDPS-orchestrated reconfiguration actions such as those involved in a planned or unplanned DR site switch.
  • Non-raised-floor option, offering flexible possibilities for the data center.
  • Optional top exit power and I/O cabling designed to provide increased flexibility.
  • ASHRAE class A3 for robustness, data center flexibility, and energy savings.
  • Upgradability to IBM z15 T02 from IBM z14® ZR1 and upgradability within the IBM z15 T02 family.
  • IBM Dynamic Partition Manager enhancements that provide a simplified, consumable, enhanced IBM Z experience, reducing the barriers of adoption for new and existing Linux on IBM Z and z/VM® clients.

The performance advantage

IBM's Large Systems Performance Reference (LSPR) method is designed to provide comprehensive z/Architecture® processor capacity ratios for different configurations of central processors (CPs) across a wide variety of system control programs and workload environments. For IBM z15 T02, the z/Architecture processor capacity indicator is defined with AXX-ZXX, where XX is the number of installed CPs.

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

The capacity per processor engine of an IBM z15 T02 (8562) processor is expected to provide approximately a 14% increase over that of a z14 ZR1 (3907), with some variation, based on workload and configuration. The largest IBM z15 T02 is expected to provide approximately 15% more z/OS capacity and 120% more Linux on IBM Z capacity than the largest z14 ZR1. The IFL and zIIP processors on the IBM z15 T02 also provide an optional IBM z15 T02 multithreading technology capability; with the multithreading function enabled, the performance capacity of an IFL or zIIP is expected to typically be up to 25% higher than without the multithreading function enabled.

The LSPR contains the Internal Throughput Rate Ratios (ITRRs) for IBM z15 T02 and the previous-generation IBM Z processor families based upon measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user may experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the level of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, the workload processed, and the LPAR configuration. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance estimates stated.

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

Next-generation availability

z15 T02 features:

  • Processor and memory PU refresh, RAIM memory, and cache symbol ECC are designed to provide a robust computing platform.
  • PU sparing, array macro sparing, micro-array masking integrated sparing, and expanded optics as a FRU are used to reduce repair actions.
  • The wide use of redundancy in the power and service network continues with the z15 T02 family. A "power redundancy test" is provided so that clients can verify the server is power redundant before servicing their power feeds.

IBM Integrated Accelerator for z Enterprise Data Compression provides industry-standard DEFLATE compression and decompression acceleration at greater throughput than any software-based implementation. A processor chip based accelerator replaces the zEDC Express I/O card supported in previous IBM Z systems, delivering higher bandwidth without increasing CPU cost. Moving this functionality onto the IBM z15 T02 processor chip allows for improved integration, better performance, and lower latency than other solutions available on the market.

Compression using the IBM Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise® Data Compression allows the ability to reduce the amount of data to be processed, stored, and transferred. Doing so can help reduce storage cost and increase effective network bandwidth.

Implemented as an architected instruction, the IBM Integrated Accelerator for z Enterprise Data Compression enables simplified exploitation compared to the previous design point. It can be utilized by an increased number of partitions and guests, without the need for dedicated hypervisor or operating system support. The high throughput and increased number of supported guests is designed to improve any capacity planning requirements for compression acceleration in the z15 T02 server.

As an integrated part of the z15 T02 processor chip, using the IBM Integrated Accelerator for z Enterprise Data Compression does not require the purchase of a hardware feature or usage of I/O slots.

IBM Integrated Accelerator for z Enterprise Data Compression is designed to ensure full interoperability and compatibility with DEFLATE-compliant data created and processed within and outside the IBM Z ecosystem. Support for this new accelerator is integrated into z/OS, maintaining existing APIs without requiring any updates or adaptations on an application level. The new design point allows for synchronous execution of compression for very low latency and high throughput by utilizing the zlib API support delivered with z/OS or the new instruction itself. In addition, IBM Integrated Accelerator for z Enterprise Data Compression continues to support an asynchronous execution mode for authorized users under z/OS as an optimization for large data sets. No software feature is required to use the hardware-accelerated zlib implementation under z/OS or the instruction itself. As a result, the IBM z15 T02 server allows acceleration of compression for a number of applications (for example, Java-based applications or IBM Sterling™ Connect:Direct® V5.2, to name a few) instantly, out of the box.

Compression of data provides great potential for you in terms of cost saving and elapsed time reduction. The IBM Integrated Accelerator for z Enterprise Data Compression in z15 T02 makes compression in z15 T02 available and accessible.

Enterprise data protection: IBM z15 T02 extends the z14 ZR1 pervasive encryption story throughout the enterprise to protect eligible data not only on IBM Z, but across multicloud environments. You can control access to eligible data shared with business partners and your ecosystem. This includes crypto enhancements, IBM Data Privacy Passports (requires additional software), and IBM Z Data Privacy for Diagnostics. For more information about IBM Data Privacy Passports, see Software Announcement 220-062, dated March 10, 2020.

Note: Data Privacy Passports supports data sources that can be accessed through a JDBC connection.

Cloud transformation: IBM z15 T02 enables your cloud transformation with industry-standard, do-it-yourself, IBM Z-backed cloud services including open containers, IBM cloud deployment, and ECC improvements for blockchain.

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

The IBM z15 T02 is designed for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ (EAL5+) certification for security of logical partitions. This means that the IBM z15 T02 is designed to prevent an application running on one operating system image on one LPAR from accessing application data running on a different operating system image on another LPAR on the server.

Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) enhancements

Enhancements with the z15 T02 continue to deliver critical cryptographic capabilities that address the ever-changing security requirements across the globe around key management and distribution, data management and compliance, and protecting enterprise data. The Crypto Express7S is designed to meet the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 at Level 4 for cryptographic modules. IBM's Common Cryptographic Architecture Release 7.0 (CCA 7.0) is designed to be certified to meet the HSM requirements from the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI-SSC). Its unique design eases migration of applications and keys and expands to add new cryptographic algorithm support. CCA 6.3 also meets the PCI HSM requirements. CCA 7.0 includes the enhancements from the limited availability release CCA 6.3. The release adds an additional key distribution method by including callable services in support of ASC X9 Technical Report 34. TR-34 outlines an interoperable protocol for secure distribution of symmetric keys using asymmetric techniques. This protocol can be used to distribute symmetric keys from host systems to key receiving devices such as ATMs or POS terminals. Using the protocol is expected to allow clients to eliminate costs associated with manual key loading by two separate employees who must physically load keys into the ATM or other key-receiving device. This feature facilitates a secure and cost-effective method for remote-managed rotation of encryption keys.

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

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

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

Available with the CCA 7.1 release, the Crypto Express7S HSM on z15 supports a lattice-based cryptography algorithm for generating and verifying digital signatures. This method can be used in conjunction with existing RSA and Elliptic Curve digital signature methods to support dual or hybrid digital signature schemes.

CCA 7.1 features Edwards Elliptic Curves Ed25519 and Ed448, which are added to secure key support for key management, digital signature creation, and verification.

Protected key support is also enhanced for Elliptic curve, allowing NIST Prime curves P-256, P-384, and P-521 as well as the added Edwards Ed25519 and Ed448 curves. Private keys for these curves may be exported to the CPACF for accelerated performance.

TR-31 key import and export is also enhanced with the addition of HMAC key support. Now CCA TR-31 import and export can process HMAC keys for exchange with partner organizations. A further TR-31 enhancement allows export of PIN® Encryption keys that support encryption and decryption, allowing key interchange with certain payment networks.

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

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

Enterprise PKCS #11 enhancements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Furthermore, it supports a lattice-based cryptography algorithm for generating and verifying digital signatures.

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

  • TKE 9.2 is required to manage the Crypto Express7S Adapter running in Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) or IBM Enterprise PKCS #11 (EP11) mode if you manage your modules from the TKE. Remember, TKE is required to manage modules that run in EP11 mode or CCA domains in PCI-compliant mode.
  • With TKE 9.2, you can use AT-TLS connections between the TKE workstation and the host that is running the TKE host transaction program. If you configure the TCP/IP port in the host transaction program to use AT-TLS, you must select the new check box in your TKE workstation host definition to specify you are using a TLS connection.
  • TKE 9.2 can be used to exploit the following enhancements available in various releases of CCA firmware levels:
    • TKE 9.2 will allow you to create AES operational key parts with the PCI-compliant tag turned on. You can use these parts when you load your AES operational keys, if the CCA level supports the tag.
    • When you display Access Control Point (ACP) tracking information, tracking interval information will be included if the CCA firmware level returns the information. You will be able to tell when tracking was turned on, if or when tracking was turned off, and the number of times tracking was turned off and back on from the last time tracking data was cleared.
    • When you display master key information, you will have new options for selecting how the verification pattern is calculated if the CCA firmware supports the ENC-0 and CMAC calculations.
  • With TKE 9.2, you can now select the IBM Enterprise PKCS #11 Transport Wrapping Key Policy. This policy is used to select the EP11 transport wrapping key strength. Select this policy if you require the EP11 transport wrapping key to be a true 256-bit AES key. If the policy is selected, the transport wrapping key is derived using Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange of 521-bit Elliptic Curve (EC) public keys between the TKE and the host crypto module running IBM Enterprise PKCS #11 (EP11). You can only select this policy when:
    • All your EP11 smart cards are at the minimum part level 00RY790 (Blue smart cards).
    • All your EP11 smart cards are at the minimum applet version V0.6. (The minimum applet support first appeared in TKE 9.2.)
    • All your host IBM Enterprise PKCS #11 modules are at API version 6.02 or later.
  • TKE 9.2 has new features that simplify existing management tasks:
    • You can configure your host definition so that it will automatically accept modules that are successfully authenticated. You can select the option to automatically accept modules when you create a host definition or add the option to existing host definitions through the change host function.
    • The utility that allows you to copy key parts in binary files onto smart cards will allow you to select more than one file at a time. This will simplify the process of moving from binary key part files to smart card key part management.
    • With any attempt to delete a role or authority from a Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) mode host crypto module from inside of a TKE domain group, the delete will be attempted on every module included in the group. Previously the operation would stop the first time the role or authority was not found on a module in the group.
    • When TKE 9.2 detects that a Linux host supports long user IDs you will be able to enter user IDs with up to 32 characters.
    • The TKE Workstation Logon Wizard includes a new step that encourages you remove excess authority from the DEFAULT role after your TKE Workstation administrator profiles have been created.
  • The following are important notes about upgrading existing TKE workstations to TKE 9.2:
    • TKE workstations with feature codes 0847 and 0849 cannot be upgraded to TKE 9.2 LIC.
    • TKE workstations with feature code 0080, 0081, 0085, or 0086 can be upgraded to TKE 9.2 LIC only if the TKE workstation feature is assigned to a z14 ZR1 server or later.
    • You will have to buy a new local adapter crypto feature for the TKE if your TKE is at a pre-TKE 9.0 LIC level.

FICON Express16S+

FICON Express16S+ supports a link data rate of 16 gigabits per second (Gbps) and autonegotiation to 8 Gbps for synergy with current-generation switches, directors, and storage devices. With support for native FICON, High Performance FICON for z Systems® (zHPF), and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), the IBM z15 T02 server is designed to help you to prepare for an end-to-end 16 Gbps infrastructure to meet the lower latency and increased bandwidth demands of your applications.

The FICON Express16S+ adapter will work with your existing fiber optic cabling environment, both single-mode and multimode optical cables.

The zHPF protocol:

In laboratory measurements using FICON Express16S+ in a z15 T02 with the zHPF protocol and small data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express16S+ operating at 16 Gbps achieved a maximum of 314,000 IOs/sec.

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express16S+ in a z15 T02 with the zHPF protocol and a mix of large sequential read and write data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express16S+ operating at 16 Gbps achieved a maximum throughput of 3200 MB/s.

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

The FCP protocol:

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express16S+ in an IBM z15 T02 with the FCP protocol for small data transfer I/O operations, FICON Express16S+ operating at 16 Gbps achieved 380,000 IOPS.

In laboratory measurements, using FICON Express16S+ in an IBM z15 T02 with the FCP protocol for large block read and write operations, FICON Express16S+ operating at 16 Gbps achieved a maximum throughput of 3200 MB/s.

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

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

Cleaning discipline for FICON Express16S+ fiber optic cabling: With the introduction of 16 Gbps link data rates, it is even more critical to ensure your fiber optic cabling infrastructure performs as expected. Proper fiber optic inspection, cleaning, and maintenance is required to help ensure that the "data gets through." With 16 Gbps link data rates over multimode fiber optic cabling, link loss budgets and distances are reduced. Single-mode fiber optic cabling is more "reflection sensitive." With high link data rates and single-mode fiber optic cabling there is also less margin for error. The cabling is no longer scratch-tolerant and contaminants such as dust and oil can present a problem. To keep the data flowing, proper handling of fiber trunks and jumper cables is critical as well as thorough cleaning of fiber optic connectors. Work with your data center personnel or IBM personnel to ensure you have fiber optic inspection and cleaning procedures in place.

Channel subsystem (CSS) scalability: The IBM z15 T02 server, like the IBM z14 Model ZR1 and z13s® servers, has support for three logical channel subsystems (LCSSs), which are required to support the 40 LPARs for z15 T02, and three subchannel sets.

OSA-Express Adapters

The OSA-Express7S 25 Gigabit Ethernet (25GbE) feature was introduced on z14 Model ZR1, and with z15 T02, additional features complete the full family of the OSA-Express6S generation of adapters. OSA-Express6S features will provide support for 1000BASE-T Ethernet for copper environments, in addition to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) for single-mode and multimode fiber optic environments. They also retain the same form factor and port granularity -- two ports per feature for the 1000BASE-T Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet features, and one port per feature for the 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 25 Gigabit Ethernet features.

The OSA-Express6S family of features (#0422, #0423, #0424, #0425, #0426, #0429) are exclusive to the z15 T02 and IBM LinuxONE III. They are supported by z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, z/TPF, and Linux on IBM Z. See the Software requirements section.

IBM Virtual Flash Memory

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

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

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

IBM Virtual Flash Memory is the replacement for the Flash Express features (#0402, #0403) that were available on the IBM zEC12 and IBM z13s®. No application changes are required to change from IBM Flash Express to VFM.

IBM zHyperLink Express1.1

IBM zHyperLink Express1.1 is a direct connect, short distance IBM Z I/O adapter offering extremely low latency connectivity to FICON storage systems. Working in conjunction with your existing FICON SAN infrastructure, zHyperLink fosters a new I/O paradigm for IBM mainframes. zHyperLink improves application response time, cutting I/O-sensitive workload response time by up to 50% without requiring application changes. zHyperLink Express1.1 is a 2-port adapter that resides in the PCIe I/O drawer and supports direct connectivity to FICON storage systems at distances up to 150 m. It is fully compatible with zHyperLink Express on earlier machines. It is fully compatible with the zHyperlink adapters in both the current generation DS89xx and previous generation DS888x FICON storage systems.

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

IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance

New with IBM z15 T02, the Hardware Management Console (HMC) hardware will no longer have CD/DVD drives as part the HMC server hardware. A new optional IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance can be ordered with the z15 T02 to provide HMC/SE functions within the CPC frame, eliminating the need for separate HMCs outside of the frame. Multiple new capabilities will be available on HMC 2.15.0, including:

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

z/OS support for the IBM z15 T02

New functions in z/OS continue to enhance the role of IBM Z, with support for IBM z15 T02 and its role in helping you provide solutions for a trusted digital economy.

Capabilities designed to optimize high availability, performance, security, and operational flexibility can help organizations grow and secure their most critical transaction environments. In addition to base processor support, z/OS provides support for these IBM z15 T02 functions and features:

  • Cryptography enhancements available with Crypto Express7S. With Cryptographic Support for V2R2 - V2R4 (ICSF FMID HCR77D1), ICSF will provide the following new features:
    • Support for the new Crypto Express7S adapter, configured as a CCA coprocessor, an EP11 coprocessor, or an accelerator.
    • The ability to use CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) for certain clear-key ECC operations. ICSF can now call CPACF instructions to perform ECC key generation, key derivation, and digital signature generation and verification using a subset of the NIST curves. The CPACF on IBM z15 T02 also supports the Ed448 and Ed25519 curves.
    • A new SMF record whenever a master key is changed. Certain compliance regulations mandate the periodic rotation of encryption keys, including the master keys loaded into coprocessors. As part of the master key change process, an SMF record will now be written every time the new master key is promoted to the current master key as part of the change master key ceremony.
    • A health check that verifies a system's ability to use the NIST recommended PSS signature algorithms. It is not obvious that the ECC master key is required when generating and using RSA keys enabled for PSS signatures, so a health check will help clients understand the need for this additional master key so they can begin to exploit the recommended algorithms.
    • Support for CCA Release 5.5 and CCA Release 6.3 including:
      • New services in support of ANSI TR-34 remote key loading.
      • PCI HSM compliance for AES and RSA keys.
      • Additional AES-based financial services.
      • Note: These functions were made available on ICSF FMD HCR77D0 with PTFs for APAR OA57089.
    • With ICSF APAR OA58358, ICSF is enhanced to provide the following enhancements to the PKCS#11 support:
      • New lattice-based cryptography algorithm for key pair generation.
      • Protected key capabilities.
      • A new HMAC mechanism making use of SHA-3 hashing.
      • Support for Edwards curves (Ed25519 and Ed448).
    • With ICSF APAR OA58377, ICSF can exploit the Message-Security-Assist extension 9 function in CPACF to provide support for Elliptic Curve Cryptography operations.
    • With ICSF APAR OA58880, ICSF is updated to provide:
      • Full support across CCA and PKCS#11 callable services for a lattice-based cryptographic algorithm for key generation and digital signature operations, both clear key and secure key.
      • The addition of Elliptic Curve Cryptography operations to its CCA protected key functions.
      • Enhancements to the TR-31 callable services to support using key blocks to export and import HMAC keys.
      • The addition of Edwards curves (Ed25519 and Ed448) to its CCA key generation and digital signature operations.
  • Coupling Facility Level (CFLEVEL) 24.
  • Exploitation of the IBM Integrated Accelerator for z Enterprise Data Compression, which replaces the zEDC Express card on z14 ZR1 and older generations of servers. This includes both the synchronous execution through the z/OS provided zlib library as well as the asynchronous support for authorized programs. There are no required z/OS configuration changes for existing zEDC Express users. The existing z/OS license feature is required for the asynchronous support on z15 T02.
  • Exploitation of System Recovery Boost, which is designed to enable restoration of service from, and workload catch up after, both planned and unplanned outages faster than on any prior Z machine and with no additional IBM software costs, along with faster GDPS-orchestrated reconfiguration actions such as those involved in a planned or unplanned DR site switch. Results may vary by user based on individual workload, configuration, and software levels.
  • Exploitation of IBM Z Data Privacy for Diagnostics, a new capability with z/OS which is designed to help tighten dump protection for data that will need to be shared with others. It allows a business to make informed decisions about sharing diagnostic data before it is sent.
  • Inclusion of z/OS Container Extensions (zCX) in IBM z/OS, furthering the IBM Z work on Linux. zCX provides the ability to run Linux on z Docker containers in z/OS in addition to the existing ability to run Linux on z Docker containers natively, or with z/VM or KVM, or using LinuxONE or securely using Secure Services. For more information, see Software Announcement 219-344, dated July 23, 2019, IBM z/OS Version 2 Release 4.

See the Software requirements section of this announcement for the minimum z/OS requirements for IBM z15 T02 and its features.

Compiler support for IBM z15 T02: A key strength of the IBM enterprise compilers, Enterprise COBOL, Enterprise PL/I, and z/OS XL C/C++, is the continual support of the latest Z hardware architectures. The latest releases of the compilers (Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V6.3, Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V5.3, and z/OS V2R4 XL C/C++ ) make available a new ARCH(13) level to exploit the new hardware instructions available on the IBM z15 T02 models in z/Architecture mode. Application developers can recompile using the new ARCH(13) compiler option to instruct the compiler to generate code for applications that exploits instructions available on z15 T02. This translates into immediate support of z15 T02 and improved application performance without any source code changes.

The latest release of IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS (ABO) makes available a new ARCH(13) level to exploit the instructions available on the IBM z15 T02 models in z/Architecture mode. Using ABO to optimize existing VS COBOL II to Enterprise COBOL V4.2 modules allows these modules to obtain improved computation performance without the need for recompilation on z15 T02 hardware.

Node.js, an open source language runtime, is available and supported on z15 T02 and on z/OS, IBM SDK for Node.js - z/OS, V8.0 supports the open source Node.js V8.0 level, which is designed to provide extra security and performance by leveraging the capabilities of IBM Z.

z/VM support for the IBM z15 T02

z/VM provides the following support for the IBM z15 (Models T01 and T02) servers:

  • Guest enablement to exploit the following function on IBM z15:
    • Miscellaneous-Instruction-Extensions Facility 3
    • Vector Enhancements Facility 2
    • Vector Packed Decimal Enhancement Facility
    • Synchronous execution for on-chip data compression, deflate-conversion
    • Message-Security-Assist extension 9
    • Crypto Express7S adapter shared and dedicated guest support
    • Support is in the base of z/VM 7.2 and available for z/VM V6.4 and V7.1 with the PTFs for APARs VM66248, VM66321, VM66332, and VM66325.
  • Enhancement to the TCP/IP stack and NETSTAT OSAINFO command to provide support for the OSA-Express7S 25 GbE adapter.
    • Support is in the base of z/VM 7.2 and available for z/VM V6.4 and V7.1 with the PTF for APAR PI99085.
  • Installation of z/VM using a USB flash drive.
  • System Recovery Boost feature of the z15 server allowing z/VM to boost general-purpose processors running at sub-capacity to full capacity for up to 60 minutes during z/VM system initialization and workload bring-up and for up to 30 minutes during workload quiesce, system shutdown, and system abend processing. z/VM System Recovery Boost support primarily benefits z/VSE and z/TPF guest environments.
    • Support is in the base of z/VM 7.2 and available for z/VM V7.1 with the PTF for APAR VM66283.

For further details, review the z/VM website and the hardware PSP bucket 8562DEVICE z/VM subset.

z/VM new function portal

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

Additional z/VM V7.1 enhancements during 2019 and 2020 include:

  • Dynamic crypto: With the PTF for APAR VM66266, z/VM provides dynamic crypto support, which enables dynamic changes to the AP Cryptographic (crypto) environment on a z/VM system, allowing the addition or removal of crypto hardware to be less disruptive to the system and its guests.
  • VSwitch Priority Queuing support: With PTFs for APARs VM66219, VM66223, and PH04703, z/VM exploits OSA-Express Priority Queuing when it is available on a VSwitch's uplink port; without this support, all VSwitch outbound traffic to the external network is transmitted at the same priority. When VSwitch Priority Queuing is enabled, z/VM will establish multiple OSA QDIO output queues, and transmit data to the external network at different priorities.
  • Support for 80 logical processors: With the PTFs for APARs VM66265 and VM66296, z/VM supports 80 logical processors on z15, LinuxONE III, z14, LinuxONE Emperor II, and LinuxONE Rockhopper II servers, relieving the previous limitation of 64 logical processors per LPAR. This allows clients to run more workload on z/VM by increasing the number of supported logical processors, which is especially important when multithreading is enabled. From a client's perspective, this will allow defining more logical processors for running workload on each LPAR, possibly requiring fewer LPARs to support the same workload.
  • EAV paging: With the PTFs for APARs VM66263 and VM66297, z/VM supports paging space located anywhere on Extended Address Volumes, allowing clients to define sufficient paging capacity for z/VM partitions with large memory sizes while reducing the burden of managing a larger number of smaller paging devices. As systems continue to grow, the need for paging space has increased. This z/VM support allows allocation and use of paging space on ECKD devices above cylinder 65520 up to the 1 TB (1,182,006 cylinder) limit.
  • Fast minidisk erase: With the PTFs for APARs VM65784, VM66288, and PH14249, the CPFMTXA utility is enhanced to erase data on minidisks more quickly, and the Directory Maintenance Facility (DirMaint) is enhanced to use this new support in CPFMTXA. This can be especially beneficial when DirMaint is used to delete a user ID and its minidisks.
  • RACF® Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): With the PTF for APAR VM66338, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) support within RACF provides for the establishment of a user's identity by utilizing more than one type of authentication. This provides greater security by requiring an additional form of proof to avoid an exposure if one token (for example, a password) becomes compromised. Previously, authentication of identity during the logon process could be met only by using a password or passphrase. MFA enables support for an external service to authenticate tokens that have been generated after a successful multi-factor authentication.
  • TLS certificate verification: With the PTFs for APARs PH18435, VM66348, and VM66349, the TCP/IP TLS/SSL server has been enhanced to allow authentication of client certificates, host name validation, and extraction of fields from a certificate. Client certificate authentication support allows a server to verify a client by examining the certificate it presents to ensure it has been signed by a certificate authority that the server trusts and that it has not expired. The client authentication support that was previously added to dynamically secured Telnet connections has been expanded to the z/VM FTP and SMTP servers. Additionally, the PORT statement in the TCPIP configuration file has been updated to allow client certificate authentication for statically secured connections. Host name validation support allows a client to verify the identity of a server by passing a string containing a host name, domain name, or IP address on the handshake request. The string will be compared to fields in the server certificate. If the string is not contained within the server certificate, the client may decide to fail the handshake. In addition to the above support, new APIs extract fields from a client or server certificate.

z/VSE support for the IBM z15 T02

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

Access to a Parallel Sysplex environment: Parallel Sysplex is a synergy between hardware and software -- a highly advanced technology for clustering designed to enable the aggregate capacity of multiple z/OS systems to be applied against common workloads. z/OS combined with z15, z15 T02, z14, z14 ZR1, z13®, and z13s servers, Coupling Facilities, Server Time Protocol (STP), and ICA SR and CE LR coupling links allows you to harness the power of multiple systems as though they were a single logical computing system.

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

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

STP is a server-wide facility that is implemented in the Licensed Internal Code (LIC), presenting a single view of time to Processor Resource/Systems Manager (PR/SM). STP uses a message-based protocol in which timekeeping information is passed over externally defined coupling links between servers. The STP design introduced a concept called Coordinated Timing Network (CTN), a collection of servers and Coupling Facilities that are time-synchronized to a time value called Coordinated Server Time.

IBM z14 Model ZR1 introduced a new Graphical User Display for the STP network and configuration. As a result, with z15 T02, the STP configuration panels are removed from the SE. For more information, see the Hardware Management Console (HMC) HMC/SE section below, "Removal of System (Sysplex) Time task".

In order to match the new hardware and coupling changes, STP has been updated to make use of the oscillators in Drawers 1 and 2 (up to a total of 4). Pulse Per Second connections on the first two drawers can be selected from among the four oscillator cards in the first two drawers. STP may use the increased number of coupling channels that can be defined in z15 Model T02.

STP enhancements: With this announcement IBM z15 introduces a new external time source option for STP, called Precision Time Protocol (PTP), which is the subject of the IEEE 1588 standard. The use of PTP is most important for clients facing regulatory issues, such as in the financial industry, where tight synchronization to a Universal Coordinated Time source is demanded by new regulations.

IBM Z today can achieve excellent time accuracy where NTP together with Pulse Per Second are used as a time source, but IBM Z is likely just one part of your processing environment. Pulse Per Second is not an option for much of the other equipment in your data center, and it can be complicated to have to manage multiple timing protocols. The use of a PTP time source offers you an opportunity to begin to migrate to a single timing protocol that will meet all of your needs, and help to meet the regulations.

Precision Time Protocol (PTP) does not alleviate the need to also use Pulse Per Second to meet the regulations for this particular generation of IBM Z. Pulse Per Second can be used in conjunction with PTP to achieve higher time accuracy than PTP alone. This limitation is planned to be removed with future systems, as noted in the Statement of Direction released with IBM z15 on September 12, 2019. This is a first step toward our goal of simplifying your data center time management needs.

Parallel Sysplex enhancements: The IBM z15 T02 provides a new level of Coupling Facility support, CFLEVEL 24, which provides the following Coupling Facility enhancements:

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

Coupling link constraint relief: IBM z15 T02 provides additional physical and logical coupling link connectivity compared to z14 ZR1. The maximum number of physical ICA SR coupling links (ports) is increased from a maximum of 16 per CPC on z14 ZR1 to 48 per CPC. The maximum number of Internal Coupling Channels (ICP) is increased from 32 on z14 ZR1 to 64, and the maximum overall number of allowed coupling channels (CHPIDs) per CPC is increased from 256 to 384. There is a increase in maximum number of CE LR coupling links from 32 to 64 (ZR1 to T02). These higher limits on z15 T02 support higher levels of connectivity and physical consolidation using ICA SR, higher levels of connectivity and physical consolidation for CE LR, as well as the concurrent use of ICA SR and CE LR links for coupling link technology.

Hardware Management Console (HMC) HMC/SE: The IBM z15 T02 Hardware Management Console and Support Element will support:

May 15th 2020 deliverables:

HMC security audit enhancement: Remote Syslog/Splunk support

  • The HMC 2.15.0 release will provide a new option for audit support. Previously, the HMC users could use the Audit and Log Management task or Scheduled Operations to offload xml and html formatted logs. New HMC support will now be available to offload Security Logs, Audit Logs, Console Events, Hardware Messages, and SNMP and WebServices Automation Logs using a Remote SysLog Consolidation Server (for example, Splunk). In addition, SNMP API support was also added for offloading Audit Logs and Console Events while previously supporting Security Logs.
  • HMC dashboard/status overview
    • The HMC 2.15.0 has been enhanced to address the viewing of the Status Overview, Exceptions, Operating System Messages, and Hardware Messages indicator area in the Tabbed Workspace environment. That indicator area is now presented so that it is visible when viewing tasks on all tabs, not just when viewing the home tab. There will now be a Compact Masthead Status Bar display along with "Docked" and "Expanded" display areas.
  • HMC remote browser window sizing
    • When using a remote browser connection into the HMC, there are now controls to persist the window size for subsequent browser connections into the HMC. Prior to HMC 2.15.0, the HMC browser connection into the HMC always launched a full-screen window, and while this could be resized, any subsequent initial HMC invocations would be a full-screen window size.
  • HMC/SE no DVD support
    • New-build HMCs shipped with the HMC 2.15.0 level will no longer have CD/DVD drives as part of the HMC server hardware. The HMC will now provide two main options for functional and service operations: USB media or electronic. Solutions will be provided for both for:
      • Firmware required for the HMC or Support Element/CPC
      • eBoD (eBusiness on Demand) records (for example, On Off Capacity on Demand, Capacity Backup Unit (Disaster Recovery))
      • Operating system code (used for Load from Removable Media or Server task)
    • USB Flash Memory Drive solutions are available, but if USB Flash Memory Drive is not acceptable for a client environment, there will be electronic network options to address those client environments.
    • If the client requires a non-USB solution, that client should order feature code 0846 (No Physical Media Option). This will then provide instructions on how to electronically deliver the required content via the network using various options: zRSF (Z Remote Support Facility), IBM Resource Link, and FTP/SFTP/FTPS Server connections from the HMC. Note that for an electronic-only delivery environment, there is a requirement that there are two HMCs on every unique network subnet where a Hardware Management Console, Support Element, or Trusted Key Entry workstation is connected.
    • If USB is acceptable, generally the appropriate USB Flash Memory Drive media will be shipped with whatever feature is being delivered. There are also two feature codes available for USB Flash Memory Drive Media, which can be ordered if required:
      • Feature code 0843: USB Load media which can be used for IBM Z operating system code
      • Feature code 0848: USB Backup media which can be used for HMC or SE Critical Data Backup task
  • HMC User Management controls to include HMC and SE tasks
    • Prior to HMC 2.15.0, there were a moderate number of client tasks that were available directly on the HMC, but were available only by using the Single Object Operations task to launch those tasks indirectly from the SE (Support Element). In addition, most clients don't create unique users for the SE environment, but only create users for the HMC. When SE-only tasks are launched via Single Object Operations, the user authority from User Management is inherited from default user roles on the SE (for example, SYSPROG, OPERATOR, and so on) rather than based on user controls for unique user roles on the HMC.
    • With HMC 2.15.0, most SE-only client tasks (for example, Channel Problem Determination, Crypto Config/Mgmt, Advanced Facilities, Perform Model Conversion (On/Off Capacity on Demand, Capacity Backup Unit, and so on)) are now available directly on the HMC without having to utilize Single Object Operations. This also includes physical channel objects (PCHIDs) being available directly on the HMC.
    • HMC 2.15.0 will also provide user management controls for both HMC and SE tasks based on HMC User Management definitions, and those HMC/SE user and object access controls can be replicated across all HMCs using the HMC Data Replication task. These two major enhancements will result in a better user experience as well as provide the desired user task/object protection across the HMC/SE that the clients require for all their uniquely defined users.
  • HMC Integrated 3270 Console performance enhancements
    • For security reasons it is recommended to use the HMC Integrated 3270 Console rather than HMC Operating System Messages when managing IBM Z operating system environments via an HMC console window. This is a strong consideration when managing z/OS because the Integrated 3270 Console requires HMC users to log into their RACF user IDs, but HMC Operating System Messages provides z/OS system console RACF user authority.
    • In HMC 2.15.0 further enhancements were made for the HMC Integrated 3270 Console that provide significant performance responsiveness for that task. These enhancements are present in the HMC 2.15.0 and will be effective not only when managing IBM z15 T02 CPC LPARs, but also for z14 ZR1 and z13s LPARs.
  • Removal of zBX support
    • HMC 2.15.0 no longer supports zBX (IBM z BladeCenter Extension). The HMC 2.15.0 removed the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager and Ensemble support, and the z15 T02 system no longer supports connections to zBX. If there is still a need for zBX support, the z14 ZR1 HMC 2.14.1 or earlier levels can be used, and the zBX can only have connections to z14 ZR1 CPCs or earlier.
  • HMC n-2 legacy system support
    • HMC 2.15.0 supports only two previous generations of systems (z14, z13, and z13s) while also supporting IBM z15 T02. This change will improve the number and extent of new features and functions that are able to be pretested and maintained in a given release with IBM's continued high-reliability qualification procedures. This change is also in alignment with the n-2 support strategy for sysplex coupling.
    • z14 ZR1 HMC level 2.14.1 or earlier levels will continue to maintain support for n-4 systems, and can be used to support systems prior to z13s.
  • Removal of System (Sysplex) Time task
    • The HMC 2.15.0 no longer supports the System (Sysplex) Time task on the Support Element. The System (Sysplex) Time task was replaced by the "Manage System Time" task on the Hardware Management Console 2.14.0 release as announced in Hardware Announcement 117-044, dated July 17, 2017. There are significant enhancements in the Manage System Time task that clients should utilize as part of their time management activities. More information on Manage System Time can be found in z14 ZR1 publications as well as in YouTube video education modules on the HMC YouTube launching page.
  • HMC/SE support for System Recovery Boost
    • The Hardware Management Console and Support Element will provide a display indication when System Recovery Boost is active for a partition. This can be seen at the main HMC/SE Tree UI view as well as on the Image Details and Monitors Dashboard panels.
    • In addition, an Audit Log entry is logged specifying which specific type of System Recovery Boost (zIIP capacity boost or speed boost) is turned on or off. Each log entry also includes the partition number.
  • HW API efficiency enhancements as part of GDPS for System Recovery Boost
    • The Hardware Management Console and Support Element has implemented specific code enhancements in support of improving the efficiency of the system recovery image reconfiguration activities under the direction of GDPS. These enhancements include additional memory caching in SE memory, asynchronous HMC/SE security logging, and asynchronous updates of Activation Profiles.

November 14, 2019 deliverable:

  • IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance
    • Starting with IBM z15 T02 and IBM LinuxONE III, the IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance feature code 0100 can be ordered to provide the HMC/SE functionality to be contained within redundant physical servers inside the CPC frame. When you order the IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance feature, this will provide logically a Primary and Alternate Support Element and two peer Hardware Management Consoles on two physical servers in the CPC frame. This eliminates the need for having to manage a separate physical server or servers for one or more HMCs outside of the frame. For the User Interface experience you must use remote browsing controls from your own workstation into HMC within the IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance.
    • If you have multiple systems, you don't need to order the Hardware Management Appliance feature for all systems. The recommendation is that you consider having the IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance features on one or two CPCs, but the rest of the CPCs don't need to include Hardware Management Appliance features. (Those CPCs would have redundant Support Elements.)
    • The IBM Z Hardware Management Appliance feature is optional. Physical HMCs (both Mini Tower and rack mounted) are still available features to be used.

Alternate System Door Locking Latches

Similar to predecessor offerings, the IBM z15 T02 is provided with a key operated locking latch assembly to physically secure each system door. Based on the growing needs and requests for enhanced system physical security as well as to satisfy the evolving controlled accessibility, monitoring, and auditability associated with IT equipment, IBM recognizes that clients may wish to deploy other locking mechanisms. One solution that can provide these functions is available from SouthCo. If desired, Door Locking Security Kits may be procured directly from SouthCo. These kits are provided on a per system frame basis and may require some additional hardware (such as electrical wiring) to connect to a facilities security infrastructure. Note that the client adds this non-IBM hardware at their own risk, but installation of the kit does not require any permanent alteration to the system doors. If installation assistance is desired, contact the manufacturer or their suggested installation providers for additional information. You can also contact IBM GTS who will assist in installing the SouthCo key operating locking latch. Note, if this alteration is completed, the following restrictions apply:

  1. The electronic locking latches and any additional enabling hardware (for example, junctionbox, door sensors, associated wire and cabling, and so on) shall be removed and the originally supplied door latches be reinstalled prior to returning the system to IBM as part of aTechnology Exchange or a System MES.
  2. The supporting TSS team member must be notified of this system alteration and the appropriate provisions enabled to ensure any contracted accessibility to the system is provided. Should this not be done, then a delay in system serviceability may be witnessed.
  3. The additional aftermarket hardware provided by SouthCo has not been included in the compliance certifications that cover the IBM z15.

Enhancements to software pricing Technology Transition Offerings: Complementing the announcement of the IBM z15 T02 server, IBM is introducing:

  • A new Technology Transition Offering (TTO) called Technology Update Pricing for the IBM z15 T02
  • New and revised Transition Charges for Sysplexes or Multiplexes TTOs for actively coupled Parallel Sysplexes (z/OS), Loosely Coupled Complexes (z/TPF), and Multiplexes (z/OS and z/TPF)
  • z15 T02 server eligibility for Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z offerings

Technology Update Pricing for the IBM z15 T02 extends the software price/performance provided by AWLC and CMLC for z15 T02 servers. The new and revised Transition Charges for Sysplexes or Multiplexes offerings provide a transition to Technology Update Pricing for the IBM z15 T02 for clients who have not yet fully migrated to z15 T02 servers. This ensures that aggregation benefits are maintained and also phases in the benefits of Technology Update Pricing for the IBM z15 T02 pricing as clients migrate.

When a z15 T02 server is in an actively coupled Parallel Sysplex or a Loosely Coupled Complex, you may choose either aggregated Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) pricing or aggregated Parallel Sysplex License Charges (PSLC) pricing, subject to all applicable terms and conditions.

When a z15 T02 server is part of a Multiplex under Country Multiplex Pricing (CMP) terms, Country Multiplex License Charges (CMLC), Multiplex zNALC (MzNALC), and Flat Workload License Charges (FWLC) are the only pricing metrics available, subject to all applicable terms and conditions.

For additional information about software pricing for the z15 T02 server, see Software Announcement 219-410, dated September 12, 2019, Technology Transition Offerings for the IBM z15 T02 offer price-performance advantages.

When a z15 T02 server is running z/VSE, you may choose Mid-Range Workload License Charges (MWLC), subject to all applicable terms and conditions.

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

Machines eligible to participate in Country Multiplex Pricing

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

IBM Z hardware family generations concurrent with the general availability of the z15 T02:

Full name Short name Machine type CMP machine generation
IBM z15 T02 z15 T02 8562 N
IBM z15 z15 8561 N
IBM z14 z14 3906 N-1
IBM z14 ZR1 z14 ZR1 3907 N-1
IBM z13s z13s 2964 N-2
IBM z13® z13 2965 N-2
IBM zEnterprise EC12 zEC12 2827 N-3
IBM zEnterprise BC12 zBC12 2828 N-3
IBM zEnterprise 196 z196 2817 N-4
IBM zEnterprise 114 z114 2818 N-4

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM z15 servers are capable on delivery, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. Section 794d, as implemented by 36 C.F.R. Part 1194, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

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



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Product positioning

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IBM z15 T02 is built for a secure, "always on" world because clients need assurance that their data is safe, and services are always on and fulfilled instantly.

The z15 T02 is designed to provide an entry-level agile cloud infrastructure that can be the base for transforming clients' applications and infrastructure. The z15 makes it easy for administrators, developers, and architects to deliver and deploy cloud-native container-based applications, with no special skills required. IBM's new Cloud Paks, along with Red Hat OpenShift, will assist clients in modernization and automation to develop, deploy, and manage cloud-native applications. Running Linux on IBM Z supports Kubernetes and container technologies to enhance applications that deliver microservices to their hybrid cloud environments.

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

IBM Data Privacy Passports, used in conjunction with the z15, provides a data-centric security model for the protection of eligible data throughout its lifecycle. As a result, only the authorized application or user can view subsections of the data. Pervasive encryption is not mandatory, but complementary. Data Privacy Passports does not require z/OS data set encryption and z/OS data set encryption does not require Data Privacy Passports. This technology is intended to be implemented on the IBM z15 to enable protection for eligible data that can span computing environments.

Note: Data Privacy Passports supports data sources that can be accessed through a JDBC connection.

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

The new Secure Execution for Linux capability fortifies and protects data when running multiple workloads in the same environment. Providing service isolation and data protection from internal and external threats, Secure Execution for Linux allows clients to build a multitenant hosting solution for their hybrid multicloud.

The IBM z15 T02 is designed to help clients reduce instances of downtime, reduce the length of downtime, and mitigate the impact of downtime. IBM System Recovery Boost is a new function on IBM z15 that is available with z/OS and with z/VM® and z/TPF when running on general-purpose processors. It can help clients recover workloads faster than on prior Z machines. System Recovery Boost expedites system shutdown processing, system IPL (Initial Program Load), middleware/workload restart and recovery, and the client workload execution.

IBM System Recovery Boost will let you return your system to normal work faster, not just following a disaster, but after many kinds of disruptions, both planned and unplanned. It can help businesses catch up for lost time and get back to production more quickly and can help recover lost business transactions faster than previously possible, reducing impacts to service level agreements (SLAs) for recovery in multisite environments.

The IBM z15 T02 provides the infrastructure to meet the demands of digital transformation in a hybrid cloud world. The z15 T02 is housed in a 19-inch air-cooled single-frame designed with Intelligent Power Distribution Unit (iPDU) based power along with redundant power, cooling, and line cords. These factors can help reduce power costs, reduce footprint cost, and facilitate installation in virtually any existing data center.

The z15 T02 twelve-core processor chip leverages the density and efficiency of 14 nm silicon-on-insulator technology to deliver a new 98 MIPS entry point and 156 capacity options available for a wide range of workloads. The IBM z15 T02 is available with five feature-based sizing options -- Max4, Max13, Max21, Max31, and Max65. The new z15 T02 will have up to 65 client configurable cores serving a mixture of general processors and specialty engines such as zIIPs and IFLs.

With a Max65, you have the option for two CPC drawers to add another layer of inherent resiliency/HA, allowing air-cooled single-frame clients to take advantage of concurrent drawer repairs for the first time. The z15 T02 also has the option of single- or three-phase power to accommodate data center requirements.

There is up to 16 TB of Redundant Array of Independent Memory (RAIM) per z15 T02 to drive transaction throughput with up to 8 TB of RAIM orderable per CPC drawer. IBM Virtual Flash Memory (VFM) is now located in the RAIM and provides high levels of availability and performance. VFM can help reduce latency for critical paging that might otherwise impact the availability and performance of key workloads.

The Integrated Accelerator for zEDC replaces the IBM zEDC Express® adapter on earlier Z servers. The z15 T02 integrates new file compression capabilities with an on-chip compression coprocessor. The Integrated Accelerator for zEDC can help reduce data storage requirements and costs, as well as help clients manage the massive amounts of data that is being generated, updated, shared, and stored every day. It increases data transfer rates to boost throughput without adversely impacting response times. The Integrated Accelerator for zEDC interoperates compatibly with the zEDC compression used on previous platforms and with industry-standard compression used on other platforms. The processor chip provides a new hardware-accelerated approach using a new coprocessor designed to reduce elapsed and CPU times for many Db2 batch workloads. (Results may vary by client based on individual workload, configuration, and software levels.)

IBM Z has taken the next step of the secure, resilient hybrid cloud infrastructure journey with the IBM z15 T02. The z15 delivers the platform that is powerful, integrated, and agile with the operational efficiency that maximizes your bottom line.



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Statement of general direction

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TLS 1.0 for OSA, HMC, and SE: IBM z15 is planned to be the last IBM Z server to support the use of the Transport Layer Security protocol version 1.0 (TLS 1.0) for establishing secure connections to the Support Element (SE), Hardware Management Console (HMC), and OSA-Integrated Console Controller (channel path type OSC).

A new use of System Recovery Boost: In the future, IBM plans to introduce a new use of System Recovery Boost that will focus on a limited number of short-duration boosts. These boosts are mediated by the operating system and designed to improve system resiliency during specific focused recovery actions.

Prepaid token expiration: Beginning with IBM z15 Model T02, prepaid tokens for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) will expire 5 years after the LICCC expiration date.

Reserved space for DS8910F: In the future, IBM plans to test a co-located DS8910F solution that can be utilized in the 16U Reserved space for single phase power z15 T02 model. Clients must consider leaving enough room for the reserved space and staying with the single phase power option, if they would like to consider configuring this option and co-locating their storage in the future.

Client-side chilled water cooling: IBM z15 is planned to be the last IBM Z server to offer client-side chilled water cooling. For future systems, clients would have a choice of radiator-cooled or air-cooled system. High efficiency radiator or air cooling options, especially in conjunction with Power Distribution Unit (PDU) power configurations, will be the future focus for new client installations.

Future HMC hardware: IBM z15 is planned to be the last server to offer the ability to order stand-alone Hardware Management Console (HMC) hardware. For future systems, new HMC hardware can be ordered only in the form of the Hardware Management Appliance feature (#0100) which was introduced on IBM z15. The Hardware Management Appliance feature provides redundant HMCs and Support Elements (SEs) that reside inside the Central Processor Complex (CPC) frame, and the ability to eliminate stand-alone HMC hardware (tower or rack mounted) outside the CPC frame. Stand-alone HMC hardware (tower or rack mounted) can still be ordered and used with IBM z15.

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



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Reference information

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For more information about z/VM V7.2 Preview, see Software Announcement 220-088, dated April 14, 2020.

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

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

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

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

For more information about IBM Data Privacy Passports V1.0, see Software Announcement 220-062, dated March 10, 2020.

For more information about IBM z/OS Version 2 Release 4, see Software Announcement 219-344, dated July 23, 2019.

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

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



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Product number

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Description Machine Type Model Feature Number
IBM z15 8562 T02  
RFID Tag     0036

Description Machine Type Model Feature Number
IBM z15 8562 T02  
US TAA Compliance Indicator     0983
Description Machine Type Model Feature Number
       
MTU 1 - D     0001
MTU 100 -D     0002
MTU 1 -V     0003
MTU 100 -V     0004
GTU 1 - D     0005
GTU 100 - D     0006
GTU 1 -V     0007
GTU 100 -V     0008
GTU 1000 - D     0009
GTU 1000 - V     0010
Migration Offering Machine     0014
Blue Letter Internal     0015
HW for DPM     0016
Non RSF On/Off CoD     0032
Serv Docs Optional Print     0033
OSA-ICC 3215 Enablement     0034
HMC     0062
HMC Rack Mount     0063
TKE Rack Mount     0087
TKE     0088
OEM Generic Indicator     0093
WWPN Persistence     0099
IBM Z HW Mgmt Appliance     0100
Linux Hosting Foundation     0103
Container Hosting Foundation     0104
Secure Execution for Linux     0115
1 CPE Capacity Unit     0116
100 CPE Capacity Unit     0117
10000 CPE Capacity Unit     0118
1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL     0119
100 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL     0120
1 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF     0121
100 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF     0122
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP     0125
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP     0126
1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP     0127
100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP     0128
Fanout Airflow PCIe     0137
HMC Table Top KMM     0148
HMC Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0154
TKE Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0156
TKE Table Top KMM     0157
PCIe+ Fanout     0175
ICA SR1.1     0176
Client Must Provide HMC KMM     0188
Client Must Provide TKE KMM     0190
2965 w/o TEIO & w/o HtR     0196
2965 w/o TEIO & w/HtR     0197
2965 w/TEIO & w/o HtR     0198
2965 w/TEIO & w/HtR     0199
3907 w/o Ht Reduction     0205
3907 w/Ht Reduction     0206
US English     0235
France     0236
German/Austrian     0237
LA Spanish     0238
Spain     0239
Italian     0240
French Canadian     0241
Portuguese     0242
UK English     0243
Norwegian     0244
Sweden Finland     0245
Netherlands     0246
Belgian French     0247
Denmark     0248
Swiss French/German     0249
Returning MT Digit 1     0389
Returning MT Digit 2     0390
Returning MT Digit 3     0391
Returning MT Digit 4     0392
Plant of MFG Digit 1     0393
Plant of MFG Digit 2     0394
Serial Number Digit 1     0395
Serial Number Digit 2     0396
Serial Number Digit 3     0397
Serial Number Digit 4     0398
Serial Number Digit 5     0399
PCIe Interconnect® Gen4     0421
OSA-Express6S GbE LX     0422
OSA-Express6S GbE SX     0423
OSA-Express6S 10 GbE LR     0424
OSA-Express6S 10 GbE SR     0425
OSA-Express6S 1000BASE-T     0426
FICON® Express16S+ LX     0427
FICON Express16S+ SX     0428
OSA-Express7S 25 GbE SR     0429
10 GbE RoCE Express2.1     0432
Coupling Express LR     0433
25 GbE RoCE Express2.1     0450
zHyperLink Express1.1     0451
Model T02     0505
200-208V 60/30A 3Ph PDU     0629
380-415V 32A, 3Ph WYE PDU     0630
Ethernet Switch     0631
IBM Virtual Flash Memory     0643
Max4     0649
Max13     0650
Max21     0651
Max31     0652
Max65     0653
CPC PSU     0666
32GB USB Load Media     0843
4768 Crypto Adapter     0844
No Physical Media     0846
32GB USB Backup Media     0848
TKE 9.2 LIC     0881
TKE Smart Card Reader     0891
Crypto Express7S (2 port)     0898
Crypto Express7S (1 port)     0899
TKE addl smart cards     0900
UID Label for DoD     0998
STP Enablement     1021
EMEA Special Operations     1022
VFM/Flash Converted, 1to1     1121
64 GB Memory     1500
72 GB Memory     1501
80 GB Memory     1502
88 GB Memory     1503
96 GB Memory     1504
128 GB Memory     1505
160 GB Memory     1506
192 GB Memory     1507
224 GB Memory     1508
256 GB Memory     1509
288 GB Memory     1510
320 GB Memory     1511
352 GB Memory     1512
384 GB Memory     1602
416 GB Memory     1513
448 GB Memory     1604
480 GB Memory     1514
512 GB Memory     1515
576 GB Memory     1516
640 GB Memory     1517
704 GB Memory     1518
768 GB Memory     1519
896 GB Memory     1520
1024 GB Memory     1521
1152 GB Memory     1522
1280 GB Memory     1523
1408 GB Memory     1524
1536 GB Memory     1525
1664 GB Memory     1526
1792 GB Memory     1527
1920 GB Memory     1528
2048 GB Memory     1529
2304 GB Memory     1530
2560 GB Memory     1531
2816 GB Memory     1532
3072 GB Memory     1533
3328 GB Memory     1534
3584 GB Memory     1535
3840 GB Memory     1536
4352 GB Memory     1537
4864 GB Memory     1538
5376 GB Memory     1539
5888 GB Memory     1540
6400 GB Memory     1541
6912 GB Memory     1542
7424 GB Memory     1543
7936 GB Memory     1544
8448 GB Memory     1545
8960 GB Memory     1546
9472 GB Memory     1547
9984 GB Memory     1548
10496 GB Memory     1549
11008 GB Memory     1550
11520 GB Memory     1551
12032 GB Memory     1552
12544 GB Memory     1553
13056 GB Memory     1554
13568 GB Memory     1555
14080 GB Memory     1556
14592 GB Memory     1557
15104 GB Memory     1558
15616 GB Memory     1559
16128 GB Memory     1560
32 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1642
64 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1643
128 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1644
256 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1645
512 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1646
LICCC Ship Via Net Ind     1750
IFL     1945
ICF     1946
zIIP     1947
Unassigned IFL     1948
SAP (optional)     1949
8GB FTR Converted Mem     1979
16GB FTR Converted Mem     1980
8GB Memory Cap Incr     1981
16GB Memory Cap Incr     1982
128GB Memory Cap Incr     1983
64GB FTR Converted Mem     1988
CPC1 Reserve     2271
Lift Tool Kit     3100
Extension Ladder     3101
MSS Sales Flag A     3668
MSS Sales Flag B     3669
CPACF Enablement     3863
PCIe+ I/O Drawer     4021
A Frame Air     4039
CP-A     4800
CP-B     4801
CP-C     4802
CP-D     4803
CP-E     4804
CP-F     4805
CP-G     4806
CP-H     4807
CP-I     4808
CP-J     4809
CP-K     4810
CP-L     4811
CP-M     4812
CP-N     4813
CP-O     4814
CP-P     4815
CP-Q     4816
CP-R     4817
CP-S     4818
CP-T     4819
CP-U     4820
CP-V     4821
CP-W     4822
CP-X     4823
CP-Y     4824
CP-Z     4825
0-Way Processor A00     4826
1-Way Processor A01     4827
1-Way Processor B01     4828
1-Way Processor C01     4829
1-Way Processor D01     4830
1-Way Processor E01     4831
1-Way Processor F01     4832
1-Way Processor G01     4833
1-Way Processor H01     4834
1-Way Processor I01     4835
1-Way Processor J01     4836
1-Way Processor K01     4837
1-Way Processor L01     4838
1-Way Processor M01     4839
1-Way Processor N01     4840
1-Way Processor O01     4841
1-Way Processor P01     4842
1-Way Processor Q01     4843
1-Way Processor R01     4844
1-Way Processor S01     4845
1-Way Processor T01     4846
1-Way Processor U01     4847
1-Way Processor V01     4848
1-Way Processor W01     4849
1-Way Processor X01     4850
1-Way Processor Y01     4851
1-Way Processor Z01     4852
2-Way Processor A02     4853
2-Way Processor B02     4854
2-Way Processor C02     4855
2-Way Processor D02     4856
2-Way Processor E02     4857
2-Way Processor F02     4858
2-Way Processor G02     4859
2-Way Processor H02     4860
2-Way Processor I02     4861
2-Way Processor J02     4862
2-Way Processor K02     4863
2-Way Processor L02     4864
2-Way Processor M02     4865
2-Way Processor N02     4866
2-Way Processor O02     4867
2-Way Processor P02     4868
2-Way Processor Q02     4869
2-Way Processor R02     4870
2-Way Processor S02     4871
2-Way Processor T02     4872
2-Way Processor U02     4873
2-Way Processor V02     4874
2-Way Processor W02     4875
2-Way Processor X02     4876
2-Way Processor Y02     4877
2-Way Processor Z02     4878
3-Way Processor A03     4879
3-Way Processor B03     4880
3-Way Processor C03     4881
3-Way Processor D03     4882
3-Way Processor E03     4883
3-Way Processor F03     4884
3-Way Processor G03     4885
3-Way Processor H03     4886
3-Way Processor I03     4887
3-Way Processor J03     4888
3-Way Processor K03     4889
3-Way Processor L03     4890
3-Way Processor M03     4891
3-Way Processor N03     4892
3-Way Processor O03     4893
3-Way Processor P03     4894
3-Way Processor Q03     4895
3-Way Processor R03     4896
3-Way Processor S03     4897
3-Way Processor T03     4898
3-Way Processor U03     4899
3-Way Processor V03     4900
3-Way Processor W03     4901
3-Way Processor X03     4902
3-Way Processor Y03     4903
3-Way Processor Z03     4904
4-Way Processor A04     4905
4-Way Processor B04     4906
4-Way Processor C04     4907
4-Way Processor D04     4908
4-Way Processor E04     4909
4-Way Processor F04     4910
4-Way Processor G04     4911
4-Way Processor H04     4912
4-Way Processor I04     4913
4-Way Processor J04     4914
4-Way Processor K04     4915
4-Way Processor L04     4916
4-Way Processor M04     4917
4-Way Processor N04     4918
4-Way Processor O04     4919
4-Way Processor P04     4920
4-Way Processor Q04     4921
4-Way Processor R04     4922
4-Way Processor S04     4923
4-Way Processor T04     4924
4-Way Processor U04     4925
4-Way Processor V04     4926
4-Way Processor W04     4927
4-Way Processor X04     4928
4-Way Processor Y04     4929
4-Way Processor Z04     4930
5-Way Processor A05     4931
5-Way Processor B05     4932
5-Way Processor C05     4933
5-Way Processor D05     4934
5-Way Processor E05     4935
5-Way Processor F05     4936
5-Way Processor G05     4937
5-Way Processor H05     4938
5-Way Processor I05     4939
5-Way Processor J05     4940
5-Way Processor K05     4941
5-Way Processor L05     4942
5-Way Processor M05     4943
5-Way Processor N05     4944
5-Way Processor O05     4945
5-Way Processor P05     4946
5-Way Processor Q05     4947
5-Way Processor R05     4948
5-Way Processor S05     4949
5-Way Processor T05     4950
5-Way Processor U05     4951
5-Way Processor V05     4952
5-Way Processor W05     4953
5-Way Processor X05     4954
5-Way Processor Y05     4955
5-Way Processor Z05     4956
6-Way Processor A06     4957
6-Way Processor B06     4958
6-Way Processor C06     4959
6-Way Processor D06     4960
6-Way Processor E06     4961
6-Way Processor F06     4962
6-Way Processor G06     4963
6-Way Processor H06     4964
6-Way Processor I06     4965
6-Way Processor J06     4966
6-Way Processor K06     4967
6-Way Processor L06     4968
6-Way Processor M06     4969
6-Way Processor N06     4970
6-Way Processor O06     4971
6-Way Processor P06     4972
6-Way Processor Q06     4973
6-Way Processor R06     4974
6-Way Processor S06     4975
6-Way Processor T06     4976
6-Way Processor U06     4977
6-Way Processor V06     4978
6-Way Processor W06     4979
6-Way Processor X06     4980
6-Way Processor Y06     4981
6-Way Processor Z06     4982
A00 Capacity Marker     4983
A01 Capacity Marker     4984
B01 Capacity Marker     4985
C01 Capacity Marker     4986
D01 Capacity Marker     4987
E01 Capacity Marker     4988
F01 Capacity Marker     4989
G01 Capacity Marker     4990
H01 Capacity Marker     4991
I01 Capacity Marker     4992
J01 Capacity Marker     4993
K01 Capacity Marker     4994
L01 Capacity Marker     4995
M01 Capacity Marker     4996
N01 Capacity Marker     4997
O01 Capacity Marker     4998
P01 Capacity Marker     4999
Q01 Capacity Marker     5000
R01 Capacity Marker     5001
S01 Capacity Marker     5002
T01 Capacity Marker     5003
U01 Capacity Marker     5004
V01 Capacity Marker     5005
W01 Capacity Marker     5006
X01 Capacity Marker     5007
Y01 Capacity Marker     5008
Z01 Capacity Marker     5009
A02 Capacity Marker     5010
B02 Capacity Marker     5011
C02 Capacity Marker     5012
D02 Capacity Marker     5013
E02 Capacity Marker     5014
F02 Capacity Marker     5015
G02 Capacity Marker     5016
H02 Capacity Marker     5017
I02 Capacity Marker     5018
J02 Capacity Marker     5019
K02 Capacity Marker     5020
L02 Capacity Marker     5021
M02 Capacity Marker     5022
N02 Capacity Marker     5023
O02 Capacity Marker     5024
P02 Capacity Marker     5025
Q02 Capacity Marker     5026
R02 Capacity Marker     5027
S02 Capacity Marker     5028
T02 Capacity Marker     5029
U02 Capacity Marker     5030
V02 Capacity Marker     5031
W02 Capacity Marker     5032
X02 Capacity Marker     5033
Y02 Capacity Marker     5034
Z02 Capacity Marker     5035
A03 Capacity Marker     5036
B03 Capacity Marker     5037
C03 Capacity Marker     5038
D03 Capacity Marker     5039
E03 Capacity Marker     5040
F03 Capacity Marker     5041
G03 Capacity Marker     5042
H03 Capacity Marker     5043
I03 Capacity Marker     5044
J03 Capacity Marker     5045
K03 Capacity Marker     5046
L03 Capacity Marker     5047
M03 Capacity Marker     5048
N03 Capacity Marker     5049
O03 Capacity Marker     5050
P03 Capacity Marker     5051
Q03 Capacity Marker     5052
R03 Capacity Marker     5053
S03 Capacity Marker     5054
T03 Capacity Marker     5055
U03 Capacity Marker     5056
V03 Capacity Marker     5057
W03 Capacity Marker     5058
X03 Capacity Marker     5059
Y03 Capacity Marker     5060
Z03 Capacity Marker     5061
A04 Capacity Marker     5062
B04 Capacity Marker     5063
C04 Capacity Marker     5064
D04 Capacity Marker     5065
E04 Capacity Marker     5066
F04 Capacity Marker     5067
G04 Capacity Marker     5068
H04 Capacity Marker     5069
I04 Capacity Marker     5070
J04 Capacity Marker     5071
K04 Capacity Marker     5072
L04 Capacity Marker     5073
M04 Capacity Marker     5074
N04 Capacity Marker     5075
O04 Capacity Marker     5076
P04 Capacity Marker     5077
Q04 Capacity Marker     5078
R04 Capacity Marker     5079
S04 Capacity Marker     5080
T04 Capacity Marker     5081
U04 Capacity Marker     5082
V04 Capacity Marker     5083
W04 Capacity Marker     5084
X04 Capacity Marker     5085
Y04 Capacity Marker     5086
Z04 Capacity Marker     5087
A05 Capacity Marker     5088
B05 Capacity Marker     5089
C05 Capacity Marker     5090
D05 Capacity Marker     5091
E05 Capacity Marker     5092
F05 Capacity Marker     5093
G05 Capacity Marker     5094
H05 Capacity Marker     5095
I05 Capacity Marker     5096
J05 Capacity Marker     5097
K05 Capacity Marker     5098
L05 Capacity Marker     5099
M05 Capacity Marker     5100
N05 Capacity Marker     5101
O05 Capacity Marker     5102
P05 Capacity Marker     5103
Q05 Capacity Marker     5104
R05 Capacity Marker     5105
S05 Capacity Marker     5106
T05 Capacity Marker     5107
U05 Capacity Marker     5108
V05 Capacity Marker     5109
W05 Capacity Marker     5110
X05 Capacity Marker     5111
Y05 Capacity Marker     5112
Z05 Capacity Marker     5113
A06 Capacity Marker     5114
B06 Capacity Marker     5115
C06 Capacity Marker     5116
D06 Capacity Marker     5117
E06 Capacity Marker     5118
F06 Capacity Marker     5119
G06 Capacity Marker     5120
H06 Capacity Marker     5121
I06 Capacity Marker     5122
J06 Capacity Marker     5123
K06 Capacity Marker     5124
L06 Capacity Marker     5125
M06 Capacity Marker     5126
N06 Capacity Marker     5127
O06 Capacity Marker     5128
P06 Capacity Marker     5129
Q06 Capacity Marker     5130
R06 Capacity Marker     5131
S06 Capacity Marker     5132
T06 Capacity Marker     5133
U06 Capacity Marker     5134
V06 Capacity Marker     5135
W06 Capacity Marker     5136
X06 Capacity Marker     5137
Y06 Capacity Marker     5138
Z06 Capacity Marker     5139
Additional CBU Test     6805
Total CBU Years Ordered     6817
CBU Records Ordered     6818
Single CBU CP Year     6820
25 CBU CP Year     6821
Single CBU IFL Year     6822
25 CBU IFL Year     6823
Single CBU ICF Year     6824
25 CBU ICF Year     6825
Single CBU zIIP Year     6828
25 CBU zIIP Year     6829
Single CBU SAP Year     6830
25 CBU SAP Year     6831
CBU Replenishment     6832
Capacity for Planned Event     6833
OPO Sales Flag     6835
OPO Sales Flag - Alteration     6836
30A/208V 14ft w/TwistLock     7892
30A/208V 14ft w/Russelstoll     7893
32A/250V Cord EMEA & AP     7894
32A/250V Cord Aus & NZ     7895
32A/250V Cord Korea     7896
32A/250V LSZH Cord     7897
Top Exit Cabling w/Top Hat     7898
Bottom Exit Cabling     7899
Top Exit Cabling w/o TopHat     7928
30A/400V 3Ph Wye w/Hubbell     7946
32A/380-415V 3Ph Wye     7947
32A/380-415V 3Ph Wye LSZH     7948
30A/250V 3Ph w/Hubbell     7952
30A/250V 3Ph w/Cut End     7953
FQC Bracket & Mounting Hdw     7960
LC Duplex 6.6ft Harness     7961
Non Raised Floor Support     7998
LC Duplex 8.5ft Harness     7999
19in Earthquake Kit, RF     8010
19in Earthquake Kit, NRF     8011
Multi Order Ship Flag     9000
Multi Order Rec Only Flag NB     9001
Multi Order Rec Only Flag MES     9002
RPO Action Flag     9003
Downgraded PUs Per Request     9004
On Off CoD Act 100 IFL Days     9874
On Off CoD Act 100 ICF Days     9875
On Off CoD Act 100 CP Days     9876
On Off CoD Act 100 zIIP Days     9877
On Off CoD Act 100 SAP Days     9878
On Off CoD Act IFL Days     9888
On Off CoD Act ICF Days     9889
On Off COD authorization     9896
On Off CoD Act Cap CP Days     9897
Perm upgr authorization     9898
CIU Activation (Flag)     9899
On-Line CoD Buying (Flag)     9900
On Off CoD Act zIIP Days     9908
On Off CoD Act. SAP Days     9909
CBU authorization     9910
CPE authorizataion     9912
OPO Sales Authorization     9913
1 MSU day     9917
100 MSU days     9918
10000 MSU days     9919
1 IFL day     9920
100 IFL days     9921
1 ICF day     9922
100 ICF days     9923
1 zIIP day     9924
100 zIIP days     9925
1 SAP day     9928
100 SAP days     9929
Height Reduce Ship     9975
Height Reduce for Return     9976
Description Machine Type Model Feaure Number
IBM z15 8561 T01  
Secure Execution for Linux     0115
LC Duplex 8.5ft Harness     7999
Description Machine Type Model Feature Number
IBM z14 3906 M01  
    M02  
    M03  
    M04  
    M05  
32GB USB Load Media     0843
       
IBM z14 3907 ZR1  
32GB USB Load Media     0843
LC Duplex 8.5ft Harness     7925

Features that may carry forward on an upgrade: The following features may be retained if they are installed at the time of an upgrade to the IBM z15 Model T02

Description Machine Type Model Feature Number
IBM z15 8652 T02  
HW for DPM     0016
OSA-ICC 3215 Enablement     0034
TKE Rack Mount w/4768     0080
TKE w/4768     0081
HMC Tower     0082
HMC Rack Mount     0083
TKE Rack Mount     0085
TKE     0086
TKE Rack Mount     0087
TKE     0088
HMC Tower     0095
HMC Rack Mount     0096
HMC Table Top KMM     0148
HMC Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0154
TKE Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0156
TKE Table Top KMM     0157
ICA SR fanout     0172
Client Must Provide TKE KeyBd     0189
FICON Express8S 10Km LX     0409
FICON Express8S SX     0410
10 GbE RoCE Express     0411
10 GbE RoCE Express2     0412
OSA-Express5S GbE LX     0413
OSA-Express5S GbE SX     0414
OSA-Express5S 10 GbE LR     0415
OSA-Express5S 10 GbE SR     0416
OSA-Express5S 1000BASE-T     0417
FICON Express16S LX     0418
FICON Express16S SX     0419
OSA Express6S GbE LX     0422
OSA Express6S GbE SX     0423
OSA Express6S 10 GbE LR     0424
OSA Express6S 10 GbE SR     0425
OSA Express6S 1000BASE T     0426
FICON Express16S+ 10KM LX     0427
FICON Express16S+ SX     0428
OSA Express7S 25 GbE SR     0429
25GbE RoCE Express2     0430
zHyperLink Express     0431
Coupling Express LR     0433
Addl smart cards     0884
TKE Smart Card Reader     0885
Crypto Express5S     0890
TKE Smart Card Reader     0891
TKE addl smart cards     0892
Crypto Express6S     0893
TKE addl smart cards     0900
STP Enablement     1021
Lift Tool Kit     3100
Extension ladder     3101
CPACF Enablement     3863
Additional CBU Test     6805
CBU Records Ordered     6818
Capacity for Planned Event     6833
30A/208V 14ft w/TwistLock     7892
30A/208V 14ft w/Russelstoll     7893
On Off COD authorization     9896
Perm upgr authorization     9898
On-Line CoD Buying (Flag)     9900
CBU authorization     9910
CPE authorizataion     9912

Model conversions

From Machine Type From Model To Machine Type To Model  
3907 ZR1 8562 T02 (*)

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

Feature conversions

The feature conversion list for IBM z15 Model T02 is now available in the "Library" section of Resource Link®. This list can be obtained at Resource Link.

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



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Business Partner information

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

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 120-006


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Publications

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

Title Order Number
IBM 8562 Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP) GC28-7011
IBM 8562 Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP) -- Russian version GC28-7008
PR/SM Planning Guide SB10-7175
IOCP User's Guide for ICP IOCP SB10-7172
Planning for Fiber Optic Links (FICON®/FCP, Coupling Links, OSA, and zHyperLink Express) GA23-1408

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

Title Order Number
IBM 8562 Installation Manual GC28-7009
IBM 8562 Service Guide GC28-7010
IBM 8562 Safety Inspection GC28-7007
Service Guide for TKE Workstations (Version 7.0) GC28-6980
Systems Safety Notices G229-9054
IBM Important Notices G229-9056
IBM Z Statement of Limited Warranty GC28-6979
License Agreement for Machine Code SC28-6872
License Agreement for Machine Code Addendum for Cryptography GC27-2635
Systems Environmental Notices and User Guide Z125-5823

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

Title Order Number
IBM 8562 Parts Catalog GC28-7012
Service Guide for 2461 Hardware Management Console GC28-6990
Service Guide for 2461 Support Element GC28-6991
SNMP Application Programming Interfaces SB10-7171
Capacity on Demand User's Guide SC28-6985
CHPID Mapping Tool User's Guide GC28-6984
Hardware Management Console Web Services API (V2.15.0) SC27-2638
IBM Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM) Guide SB10-7176
Secure Service Container User's Guide SC28-7005
Stand-Alone IOCP User's Guide SB10-7173
FICON CTC Reference SB10-7174
Maintenance Information for Fiber Optics (FICON/FCP, Coupling Links, OSA, and zHyperLink Express) SY27-7696
Integrating the HMC's Broadband RSF into your Enterprise SC28-6986
Hardware Management Console Security SC28-6987
SCSI IPL -- Machine Loader Messages SC28-7006
OSA-Express Customer's Guide and Reference SA22-7935
OSA/SF on the Hardware Management Console SC14-7580
OSA Integrated Console Controller User's Guide SC27-9003

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

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

HMC and SE console documentation

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

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

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

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

Title Order Number
IBM z15 T02 Technical Introduction SG24-8850-01
IBM Z Functional Matrix REDP-5157-05

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

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

The IBM Knowledge Center provides you with a single point of reference where you can access product documentation for IBM operating systems and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access by going to IBM Knowledge Center for all your product information needs.

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

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



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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

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

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

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

Global Technology Services

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

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

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

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

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



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

The physical specifications for IBM z15 Model T02 are now available in the "Library" section of Resource Link in the Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP).

This information can be obtained at Resource Link.

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

Resource Link has been designed for easy access and navigation.

Operating environment

The operating environment information for IBM z15 Model T02 is now available in the "Library" section of Resource Link in the Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP).

This information can be obtained at Resource Link.

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

Resource Link has been designed for easy access and navigation.

Hardware requirements

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

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

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

Machine Family Machine Type Firmware Driver SE Version
z14 3906 36 2.14.1
z14 3906 32 2.14.0
z14 ZR1 3907 36 2.14.1
z14 ZR1 3907 32 2.14.0
z13® 2964 27 2.13.1
z13s® 2965 27 2.13.1

Software requirements

IBM z15 requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.*
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.*
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM 7.2.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE® V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM supports running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 SP1 with service, SLES 12 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.0 with service, RHEL 7.7 with service, and RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.
    • The support statements for IBM z15 also cover the KVM hypervisor on distribution levels that have KVM support.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • z/VM V7.2 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V7.1 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM supports running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SLES 15 SP1 with service, SLES 12 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 8.0 with service, RHEL 7.7 with service, and RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

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

  • z/VM V7.2 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V7.1 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM supports running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SLES 15 SP1 with service, SLES 12 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 8.0 with service, RHEL 7.7 with service, and RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

OSA-Express7S 25 GbE SR (#0429) requires at a minimum:

CHPID type OSD:

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

Checksum offload for IPv6 packets (CHPID type OSD):

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

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

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

Large Send for IPv6 packets (CHPID type OSD):

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

CHPID type OSE supporting 4 or 2 ports per feature:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 GbE RoCE Express2.1 (#0432) for Shared Memory Communications - Remote Direct Memory Access (SMC-R) requires at a minimum:

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

10 GbE RoCE Express2.1 (#0432) for Ethernet communications (which does not require a peer OSA) including Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.2 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM supports running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SLES 15 SP1 with service.
    • RHEL 8.0 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service.

10 GbE RoCE Express2.1 (#0432) for TCP/IP requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.2 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM supports running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SLES 15 SP1 with service and SLES 12 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 8.0 with service and RHEL 7.7 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

25 GbE RoCE Express2.1 (#0450) for Shared Memory Communications - Remote Direct Memory Access (SMC-R) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V7.2 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM supports running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SLES 15 SP1 with service.
    • RHEL 8.0 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service.

25 GbE RoCE Express2.1 (#0450) for Ethernet communications (which does not require a peer OSA) including Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.2 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM supports running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SLES 15 SP1 with service.
    • RHEL 8.0 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service.

25 GbE RoCE Express2.1 (#0450) for TCP/IP requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.2 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM supports running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SLES 15 SP1 with service and SLES 12 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 8.0 with service and RHEL 7.7 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

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

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

Support for 384 Coupling CHPIDs, 48 physical ICA SR coupling links, and 64 ICP internal coupling channels requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs (extended service contract only).

Support for CFLEVEL 24 Coupling Facility enhancements requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs (extended service contract only).

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

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs (extended service contract only).
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).
  • z/VM V7.2 to define, modify, and delete CHPID type CS5 when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs to define, modify, and delete CL5 CHPID types when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs to define, modify, and delete CL5 CHPID types when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.

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

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs (extended service contract only).

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

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

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

  • z/OS V2.4.
  • z/OS V2.3.
  • z/OS V2.2.
  • z/OS V2.1 (extended service contract only).

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

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.

CPU Measurement Facility requires at a minimum:

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

Integrated Accelerator for z Enterprise Data Compression requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V7.2 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM supports running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SLES 12 SP5 with service.

System Recovery Boost requires at a minimum:

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

IBM Z Data Privacy for Diagnostics requires at a minimum:

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

Lattice-based Cryptography support requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs and with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 -- z/OSV2.4 (HCR77D1).
  • z/OS V2.3 with coexistence PTFs for SMF and with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 -- z/OS V2.4 (HCR77D1).
  • z/OS V2.2 with coexistence PTFs for SMF and with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 -- z/OS V2.4 (HCR77D1).
  • z/VM V7.2 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.

Greater than 16 CEX adapters requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs for native exploitation.
  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs for native exploitation.
  • z/OS V2.4 with PTFs for native exploitation.
  • z/VM V7.2 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM supports running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 SP1 with service, SLES 12 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.0 with service, RHEL 7.7 with service, and RHEL 6.10 with service.
    • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with service and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with service.

Format Preserving Encryption requires at a minimum:

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

ECC Curve Support requires at a minimum:

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

Secure Execution for Linux requires support in the KVM host and the KVM guest, at a minimum:

  • IBM supports running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions as a KVM guest on IBM z15:
    • SLES 12 SP5.
    • RHEL 8.1.
    • RHEL 7.8
    • IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to provide support in future distribution releases.
  • IBM supports running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions as a KVM guest on IBM z15:
    • IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to provide support in future distribution releases.

Enhanced PCI store requires at a minimum:

  • Linux on IBM Z - IBM supports running the following Linux on IBM Z distributions on IBM z15:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP5 with service.
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.1 with service

Planning information

Client responsibilities

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

Cable orders

Not applicable.

Installability

The average installation time for an IBM z15 is approximately 22 installer hours. This does not include planning hours. This assumes a full System Assurance Product Review, and implementation of the cable services have been performed. See your IBM representative for details on these services.

Security, auditability, and control

The IBM z15 uses the security and auditability features and functions of host hardware, host software, and application software.

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

IBM Systems Lab Services

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



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Terms and conditions

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IBM Global Financing

Yes.

Products - terms and conditions

Warranty period

One year.

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

International Warranty Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following service is provided.

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

No.

IBM hourly service rate classification

Three.

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

General terms and conditions

Field-installable features

Yes.

Model conversions

Yes.

Machine installation

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

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

Graduated program license charges apply

No.

Licensed Internal Code

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

Specific Machine Type Model:

  • 8562-T02

Licensed Machine Code

Not applicable.

Machine Code License Acceptance Requirement

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

Other Installed Licensed Code

None.

Educational allowance

Not applicable.



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

Product charges

Desc Mach Type Model Feat Num ** EWFe MMMC Ind INIT/MES
IBM z15 8562 T02          
RFID Tag     0035 **     Both

Desc Mach Type Model Feat Num ** EWFe MMMC Ind INIT/MES
IBM z15 8562 T02          
US TAA Compl Ind     0983 **     Both
Desc Mach Type Model Feat Num ** EWFe MMMC Ind INIT/MES
               
MTU 1 - D     0001 **     Both
MTU 100 -D     0002 **     Both
MTU 1 -V     0003 **     Both
MTU 100 -V     0004 **     Both
GTU 1 - D     0005 **     Both
GTU 100 - D     0006 **     Both
GTU 1 -V     0007 **     Both
GTU 100 -V     0008 **     Both
GTU 1000 - D     0009 **     Both
GTU 1000 - V     0010 **     Both
Migration Offering Machine     0014 **     Both
Blue Letter Internal     0015 **     Both
HW for DPM     0016 **     Both
Non RSF On/Off CoD     0032 **     Both
Serv Docs Optional Print     0033 **     Both
OSA-ICC 3215 Enab     0034 **     Both
HMC     0062 **     Both
HMC Rack Mount     0063 **     Both
TKE Rack Mount     0087 **     Both
TKE     0088 **     Both
OEM Generic Indicator     0093 **     Both
WWPN Pers     0099 **     Both
IBM Z HW Mgmt Appliance     0100 **     Both
Linux Hosting Found     0103 **     Both
Cont Hosting Found     0104 **     Both
Secure Execution for Linux     0115 **     Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit     0116 **     Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit     0117 **     Both
10000 CPE Capacity Unit     0118 **     Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL     0119 **     Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-IFL     0120 **     Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF     0121 **     Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-ICF     0122 **     Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP     0125 **     Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-zIIP     0126 **     Both
1 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP     0127 **     Both
100 CPE Capacity Unit-SAP     0128 **     Both
Fanout Airflow PCIe     0137 **     Both
HMC Table Top KMM     0148 **     Both
HMC Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0154 **     Both
TKE Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0156 **     Both
TKE Table Top KMM     0157 **     Both
PCIe+ Fanout     0175 **     Both
ICA SR1.1     0176 **     Both
Client Must Provide HMC KMM     0188 **     Both
Client Must Provide TKE KMM     0190 **     Both
2965 w/o TEIO & w/o HtR     0196 **     Both
2965 w/o TEIO & w/HtR     0197 **     Both
2965 w/TEIO & w/o HtR     0198 **     Both
2965 w/TEIO & w/HtR     0199 **     Both
3907 w/o Ht Red     0205 **     Both
3907 w/Ht Red     0206 **     Both
US English     0235 **     Both
France     0236 **     Both
German/Austrian     0237 **     Both
LA Spanish     0238 **     Both
Spain     0239 **     Both
Italian     0240 **     Both
French Canadian     0241 **     Both
Portug     0242 **     Both
UK English     0243 **     Both
Norweg     0244 **     Both
Sweden Finland     0245 **     Both
Netherl     0246 **     Both
Belgian French     0247 **     Both
Denmark     0248 **     Both
Swiss French/German     0249 **     Both
Returning MT Digit 1     0389 **     Both
Returning MT Digit 2     0390 **     Both
Returning MT Digit 3     0391 **     Both
Returning MT Digit 4     0392 **     Both
Plant of MFG Digit 1     0393 **     Both
Plant of MFG Digit 2     0394 **     Both
Serial Number Digit 1     0395 **     Both
Serial Number Digit 2     0396 **     Both
Serial Number Digit 3     0397 **     Both
Serial Number Digit 4     0398 **     Both
Serial Number Digit 5     0399 **     Both
PCIe Intercon Gen4     0421 **     Both
OSA- Express6 S GbE LX     0422 **     Both
OSA- Express 6S GbE SX     0423 **     Both
OSA- Express 6S 10 GbE LR     0424 **     Both
OSA- Express 6S 10 GbE SR     0425 **     Both
OSA- Express 6S 1000 BASE-T     0426 **     Both
FICON Express 16S+ LX     0427 **     Both
FICON Express 16S+ SX     0428 **     Both
OSA- Express 7S 25 GbE SR     0429 **     Both
10 GbE RoCE Express 2.1     0432 **     Both
Coupling Express LR     0433 **     Both
25 GbE RoCE Express 2.1     0450 **     Both
zHyper Link Express 1.1     0451 **     Both
Model T02     0505 **   X Both
200-208 V 60/30A 3Ph PDU     0629 **     Both
380-415 V 32A, 3Ph WYE PDU     0630 **     Both
Ethernet Switch     0631 **     Both
IBM Virtual Flash Memory     0643 **     Both
Max4     0649 **   X Both
Max13     0650 **   X Both
Max21     0651 **   X Both
Max31     0652 **   X Both
Max65     0653 **   X Both
CPC PSU     0666 **     Both
32GB USB Load Media     0843 **     Both
4768 Crypto Adapter     0844 **     Both
No Physical Media     0846 **     Both
32GB USB Backup Media     0848 **     Both
TKE 9.2 LIC     0881 **     Both
TKE Smart Card Reader     0891 **     Both
Crypto Express 7S (2 port)     0898 **     Both
Crypto Express 7S (1 port)     0899 **     Both
TKE addl smart cards     0900 **     Both
UID Label for DoD     0998 **     Both
STP Enabl     1021 **     Both
EMEA Special Oper     1022 **     Both
VFM/ Flash Conv, 1to1     1121 **     Both
64 GB Memory     1500 **     Both
72 GB Memory     1501 **     Both
80 GB Memory     1502 **     Both
88 GB Memory     1503 **     Both
96 GB Memory     1504 **     Both
128 GB Memory     1505 **     Both
160 GB Memory     1506 **     Both
192 GB Memory     1507 **     Both
224 GB Memory     1508 **     Both
256 GB Memory     1509 **     Both
288 GB Memory     1510 **     Both
320 GB Memory     1511 **     Both
352 GB Memory     1512 **     Both
384 GB Memory     1602 **     Both
416 GB Memory     1513 **     Both
448 GB Memory     1604 **     Both
480 GB Memory     1514 **     Both
512 GB Memory     1515 **     Both
576 GB Memory     1516 **     Both
640 GB Memory     1517 **     Both
704 GB Memory     1518 **     Both
768 GB Memory     1519 **     Both
896 GB Memory     1520 **     Both
1024 GB Memory     1521 **     Both
1152 GB Memory     1522 **     Both
1280 GB Memory     1523 **     Both
1408 GB Memory     1524 **     Both
1536 GB Memory     1525 **     Both
1664 GB Memory     1526 **     Both
1792 GB Memory     1527 **     Both
1920 GB Memory     1528 **     Both
2048 GB Memory     1529 **     Both
2304 GB Memory     1530 **     Both
2560 GB Memory     1531 **     Both
2816 GB Memory     1532 **     Both
3072 GB Memory     1533 **     Both
3328 GB Memory     1534 **     Both
3584 GB Memory     1535 **     Both
3840 GB Memory     1536 **     Both
4352 GB Memory     1537 **     Both
4864 GB Memory     1538 **     Both
5376 GB Memory     1539 **     Both
5888 GB Memory     1540 **     Both
6400 GB Memory     1541 **     Both
6912 GB Memory     1542 **     Both
7424 GB Memory     1543 **     Both
7936 GB Memory     1544 **     Both
8448 GB Memory     1545 **     Both
8960 GB Memory     1546 **     Both
9472 GB Memory     1547 **     Both
9984 GB Memory     1548 **     Both
10496 GB Memory     1549 **     Both
11008 GB Memory     1550 **     Both
11520 GB Memory     1551 **     Both
12032 GB Memory     1552 **     Both
12544 GB Memory     1553 **     Both
13056 GB Memory     1554 **     Both
13568 GB Memory     1555 **     Both
14080 GB Memory     1556 **     Both
14592 GB Memory     1557 **     Both
15104 GB Memory     1558 **     Both
15616 GB Memory     1559 **     Both
16128 GB Memory     1560 **     Both
32 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1642 **     Both
64 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1643 **     Both
128 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1644 **     Both
256 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1645 **     Both
512 GB Mem DIMM (5/feat)     1646 **     Both
LICCC Ship Via Net Ind     1750 **     Both
IFL     1945 **   X Both
ICF     1946 **   X Both
zIIP     1947 **   X Both
Unass IFL     1948 **     Both
SAP (opt)     1949 **     Both
8GB FTR Conv Mem     1979 **     Both
16GB FTR Conv Mem     1980 **     Both
8GB Memory Cap Incr     1981 **     Both
16GB Memory Cap Incr     1982 **     Both
128GB Memory Cap Incr     1983 **     Both
64GB FTR Conv Mem     1988 **     Both
CPC1 Reserve     2271 **     Both
Lift Tool Kit     3100 **     Both
Extension Ladder     3101 **     Both
MSS Sales Flag A     3668 **     Both
MSS Sales Flag B     3669 **     Both
CPACF Enab     3863 **     Both
PCIe+ I/O Drawer     4021 **     Both
A Frame Air     4039 **     Both
CP-A     4800 **     Both
CP-B     4801 **     Both
CP-C     4802 **     Both
CP-D     4803 **     Both
CP-E     4804 **     Both
CP-F     4805 **     Both
CP-G     4806 **     Both
CP-H     4807 **     Both
CP-I     4808 **     Both
CP-J     4809 **     Both
CP-K     4810 **     Both
CP-L     4811 **     Both
CP-M     4812 **     Both
CP-N     4813 **     Both
CP-O     4814 **     Both
CP-P     4815 **     Both
CP-Q     4816 **     Both
CP-R     4817 **     Both
CP-S     4818 **     Both
CP-T     4819 **     Both
CP-U     4820 **     Both
CP-V     4821 **     Both
CP-W     4822 **     Both
CP-X     4823 **     Both
CP-Y     4824 **     Both
CP-Z     4825 **     Both
               
0-Way Processor A00     4826 **   X Both
1-Way Processor A01     4827 **   X Both
1-Way Processor B01     4828 **   X Both
1-Way Processor C01     4829 **   X Both
1-Way Processor D01     4830 **   X Both
1-Way Processor E01     4831 **   X Both
1-Way Processor F01     4832 **   X Both
1-Way Processor G01     4833 **   X Both
1-Way Processor H01     4834 **   X Both
1-Way Processor I01     4835 **   X Both
1-Way Processor J01     4836 **   X Both
1-Way Processor K01     4837 **   X Both
1-Way Processor L01     4838 **   X Both
1-Way Processor M01     4839 **   X Both
1-Way Processor N01     4840 **   X Both
1-Way Processor O01     4841 **   X Both
1-Way Processor P01     4842 **   X Both
1-Way Processor Q01     4843 **   X Both
1-Way Processor R01     4844 **   X Both
1-Way Processor S01     4845 **   X Both
1-Way Processor T01     4846 **   X Both
1-Way Processor U01     4847 **   X Both
1-Way Processor V01     4848 **   X Both
1-Way Processor W01     4849 **   X Both
1-Way Processor X01     4850 **   X Both
1-Way Processor Y01     4851 **   X Both
1-Way Processor Z01     4852 **   X Both
2-Way Processor A02     4853 **   X Both
2-Way Processor B02     4854 **   X Both
2-Way Processor C02     4855 **   X Both
2-Way Processor D02     4856 **   X Both
2-Way Processor E02     4857 **   X Both
2-Way Processor F02     4858 **   X Both
2-Way Processor G02     4859 **   X Both
2-Way Processor H02     4860 **   X Both
2-Way Processor I02     4861 **   X Both
2-Way Processor J02     4862 **   X Both
2-Way Processor K02     4863 **   X Both
2-Way Processor L02     4864 **   X Both
2-Way Processor M02     4865 **   X Both
2-Way Processor N02     4866 **   X Both
2-Way Processor O02     4867 **   X Both
2-Way Processor P02     4868 **   X Both
2-Way Processor Q02     4869 **   X Both
2-Way Processor R02     4870 **   X Both
2-Way Processor S02     4871 **   X Both
2-Way Processor T02     4872 **   X Both
2-Way Processor U02     4873 **   X Both
2-Way Processor V02     4874 **   X Both
2-Way Processor W02     4875 **   X Both
2-Way Processor X02     4876 **   X Both
2-Way Processor Y02     4877 **   X Both
2-Way Processor Z02     4878 **   X Both
3-Way Processor A03     4879 **   X Both
3-Way Processor B03     4880 **   X Both
3-Way Processor C03     4881 **   X Both
3-Way Processor D03     4882 **   X Both
3-Way Processor E03     4883 **   X Both
3-Way Processor F03     4884 **   X Both
3-Way Processor G03     4885 **   X Both
3-Way Processor H03     4886 **   X Both
3-Way Processor I03     4887 **   X Both
3-Way Processor J03     4888 **   X Both
3-Way Processor K03     4889 **   X Both
3-Way Processor L03     4890 **   X Both
3-Way Processor M03     4891 **   X Both
3-Way Processor N03     4892 **   X Both
3-Way Processor O03     4893 **   X Both
3-Way Processor P03     4894 **   X Both
3-Way Processor Q03     4895 **   X Both
3-Way Processor R03     4896 **   X Both
3-Way Processor S03     4897 **   X Both
3-Way Processor T03     4898 **   X Both
3-Way Processor U03     4899 **   X Both
3-Way Processor V03     4900 **   X Both
3-Way Processor W03     4901 **   X Both
3-Way Processor X03     4902 **   X Both
3-Way Processor Y03     4903 **   X Both
3-Way Processor Z03     4904 **   X Both
4-Way Processor A04     4905 **   X Both
4-Way Processor B04     4906 **   X Both
4-Way Processor C04     4907 **   X Both
4-Way Processor D04     4908 **   X Both
4-Way Processor E04     4909 **   X Both
4-Way Processor F04     4910 **   X Both
4-Way Processor G04     4911 **   X Both
4-Way Processor H04     4912 **   X Both
4-Way Processor I04     4913 **   X Both
4-Way Processor J04     4914 **   X Both
4-Way Processor K04     4915 **   X Both
4-Way Processor L04     4916 **   X Both
4-Way Processor M04     4917 **   X Both
4-Way Processor N04     4918 **   X Both
4-Way Processor O04     4919 **   X Both
4-Way Processor P04     4920 **   X Both
4-Way Processor Q04     4921 **   X Both
4-Way Processor R04     4922 **   X Both
4-Way Processor S04     4923 **   X Both
4-Way Processor T04     4924 **   X Both
4-Way Processor U04     4925 **   X Both
4-Way Processor V04     4926 **   X Both
4-Way Processor W04     4927 **   X Both
4-Way Processor X04     4928 **   X Both
4-Way Processor Y04     4929 **   X Both
4-Way Processor Z04     4930 **   X Both
5-Way Processor A05     4931 **   X Both
5-Way Processor B05     4932 **   X Both
5-Way Processor C05     4933 **   X Both
5-Way Processor D05     4934 **   X Both
5-Way Processor E05     4935 **   X Both
5-Way Processor F05     4936 **   X Both
5-Way Processor G05     4937 **   X Both
5-Way Processor H05     4938 **   X Both
5-Way Processor I05     4939 **   X Both
5-Way Processor J05     4940 **   X Both
5-Way Processor K05     4941 **   X Both
5-Way Processor L05     4942 **   X Both
5-Way Processor M05     4943 **   X Both
5-Way Processor N05     4944 **   X Both
5-Way Processor O05     4945 **   X Both
5-Way Processor P05     4946 **   X Both
5-Way Processor Q05     4947 **   X Both
5-Way Processor R05     4948 **   X Both
5-Way Processor S05     4949 **   X Both
5-Way Processor T05     4950 **   X Both
5-Way Processor U05     4951 **   X Both
5-Way Processor V05     4952 **   X Both
5-Way Processor W05     4953 **   X Both
5-Way Processor X05     4954 **   X Both
5-Way Processor Y05     4955 **   X Both
5-Way Processor Z05     4956 **   X Both

Desc Mach Type Model Feat Num ** EWFe MMMC Ind INIT/MES
               
6-Way Processor A06     4957 **   X Both
6-Way Processor B06     4958 **   X Both
6-Way Processor C06     4959 **   X Both
6-Way Processor D06     4960 **   X Both
6-Way Processor E06     4961 **   X Both
6-Way Processor F06     4962 **   X Both
6-Way Processor G06     4963 **   X Both
6-Way Processor H06     4964 **   X Both
6-Way Processor I06     4965 **   X Both
6-Way Processor J06     4966 **   X Both
6-Way Processor K06     4967 **   X Both
6-Way Processor L06     4968 **   X Both
6-Way Processor M06     4969 **   X Both
6-Way Processor N06     4970 **   X Both
6-Way Processor O06     4971 **   X Both
6-Way Processor P06     4972 **   X Both
6-Way Processor Q06     4973 **   X Both
6-Way Processor R06     4974 **   X Both
6-Way Processor S06     4975 **   X Both
6-Way Processor T06     4976 **   X Both
6-Way Processor U06     4977 **   X Both
6-Way Processor V06     4978 **   X Both
6-Way Processor W06     4979 **   X Both
6-Way Processor X06     4980 **   X Both
6-Way Processor Y06     4981 **   X Both
6-Way Processor Z06     4982 **   X Both
A00 Capacity Marker     4983 **     Both
A01 Capacity Marker     4984 **     Both
B01 Capacity Marker     4985 **     Both
C01 Capacity Marker     4986 **     Both
D01 Capacity Marker     4987 **     Both
E01 Capacity Marker     4988 **     Both
F01 Capacity Marker     4989 **     Both
G01 Capacity Marker     4990 **     Both
H01 Capacity Marker     4991 **     Both
I01 Capacity Marker     4992 **     Both
J01 Capacity Marker     4993 **     Both
K01 Capacity Marker     4994 **     Both
L01 Capacity Marker     4995 **     Both
M01 Capacity Marker     4996 **     Both
N01 Capacity Marker     4997 **     Both
O01 Capacity Marker     4998 **     Both
P01 Capacity Marker     4999 **     Both
Q01 Capacity Marker     5000 **     Both
R01 Capacity Marker     5001 **     Both
S01 Capacity Marker     5002 **     Both
T01 Capacity Marker     5003 **     Both
U01 Capacity Marker     5004 **     Both
V01 Capacity Marker     5005 **     Both
W01 Capacity Marker     5006 **     Both
X01 Capacity Marker     5007 **     Both
Y01 Capacity Marker     5008 **     Both
Z01 Capacity Marker     5009 **     Both
A02 Capacity Marker     5010 **     Both
B02 Capacity Marker     5011 **     Both
C02 Capacity Marker     5012 **     Both
D02 Capacity Marker     5013 **     Both
E02 Capacity Marker     5014 **     Both
F02 Capacity Marker     5015 **     Both
G02 Capacity Marker     5016 **     Both
H02 Capacity Marker     5017 **     Both
I02 Capacity Marker     5018 **     Both
J02 Capacity Marker     5019 **     Both
K02 Capacity Marker     5020 **     Both
L02 Capacity Marker     5021 **     Both
M02 Capacity Marker     5022 **     Both
N02 Capacity Marker     5023 **     Both
O02 Capacity Marker     5024 **     Both
P02 Capacity Marker     5025 **     Both
Q02 Capacity Marker     5026 **     Both
R02 Capacity Marker     5027 **     Both
S02 Capacity Marker     5028 **     Both
T02 Capacity Marker     5029 **     Both
U02 Capacity Marker     5030 **     Both
V02 Capacity Marker     5031 **     Both
W02 Capacity Marker     5032 **     Both
X02 Capacity Marker     5033 **     Both
Y02 Capacity Marker     5034 **     Both
Z02 Capacity Marker     5035 **     Both
A03 Capacity Marker     5036 **     Both
B03 Capacity Marker     5037 **     Both
C03 Capacity Marker     5038 **     Both
D03 Capacity Marker     5039 **     Both
E03 Capacity Marker     5040 **     Both
F03 Capacity Marker     5041 **     Both
G03 Capacity Marker     5042 **     Both
H03 Capacity Marker     5043 **     Both
I03 Capacity Marker     5044 **     Both
J03 Capacity Marker     5045 **     Both
K03 Capacity Marker     5046 **     Both
L03 Capacity Marker     5047 **     Both
M03 Capacity Marker     5048 **     Both
N03 Capacity Marker     5049 **     Both
O03 Capacity Marker     5050 **     Both
P03 Capacity Marker     5051 **     Both
Q03 Capacity Marker     5052 **     Both
R03 Capacity Marker     5053 **     Both
S03 Capacity Marker     5054 **     Both
T03 Capacity Marker     5055 **     Both
U03 Capacity Marker     5056 **     Both
V03 Capacity Marker     5057 **     Both
W03 Capacity Marker     5058 **     Both
X03 Capacity Marker     5059 **     Both
Y03 Capacity Marker     5060 **     Both
Z03 Capacity Marker     5061 **     Both
A04 Capacity Marker     5062 **     Both
B04 Capacity Marker     5063 **     Both
C04 Capacity Marker     5064 **     Both
D04 Capacity Marker     5065 **     Both
E04 Capacity Marker     5066 **     Both
F04 Capacity Marker     5067 **     Both
G04 Capacity Marker     5068 **     Both
H04 Capacity Marker     5069 **     Both
I04 Capacity Marker     5070 **     Both
J04 Capacity Marker     5071 **     Both
K04 Capacity Marker     5072 **     Both
L04 Capacity Marker     5073 **     Both
M04 Capacity Marker     5074 **     Both
N04 Capacity Marker     5075 **     Both
O04 Capacity Marker     5076 **     Both
P04 Capacity Marker     5077 **     Both
Q04 Capacity Marker     5078 **     Both
R04 Capacity Marker     5079 **     Both
S04 Capacity Marker     5080 **     Both
T04 Capacity Marker     5081 **     Both
U04 Capacity Marker     5082 **     Both
V04 Capacity Marker     5083 **     Both
W04 Capacity Marker     5084 **     Both
X04 Capacity Marker     5085 **     Both
Y04 Capacity Marker     5086 **     Both
Z04 Capacity Marker     5087 **     Both
A05 Capacity Marker     5088 **     Both
B05 Capacity Marker     5089 **     Both
C05 Capacity Marker     5090 **     Both
D05 Capacity Marker     5091 **     Both
E05 Capacity Marker     5092 **     Both
F05 Capacity Marker     5093 **     Both
G05 Capacity Marker     5094 **     Both
H05 Capacity Marker     5095 **     Both
I05 Capacity Marker     5096 **     Both
J05 Capacity Marker     5097 **     Both
K05 Capacity Marker     5098 **     Both
L05 Capacity Marker     5099 **     Both
M05 Capacity Marker     5100 **     Both
N05 Capacity Marker     5101 **     Both
O05 Capacity Marker     5102 **     Both
P05 Capacity Marker     5103 **     Both
Q05 Capacity Marker     5104 **     Both
R05 Capacity Marker     5105 **     Both
S05 Capacity Marker     5106 **     Both
T05 Capacity Marker     5107 **     Both
U05 Capacity Marker     5108 **     Both
V05 Capacity Marker     5109 **     Both
W05 Capacity Marker     5110 **     Both
X05 Capacity Marker     5111 **     Both
Y05 Capacity Marker     5112 **     Both
Z05 Capacity Marker     5113 **     Both
A06 Capacity Marker     5114 **     Both
B06 Capacity Marker     5115 **     Both
C06 Capacity Marker     5116 **     Both
D06 Capacity Marker     5117 **     Both
E06 Capacity Marker     5118 **     Both
F06 Capacity Marker     5119 **     Both
G06 Capacity Marker     5120 **     Both
H06 Capacity Marker     5121 **     Both
I06 Capacity Marker     5122 **     Both
J06 Capacity Marker     5123 **     Both
K06 Capacity Marker     5124 **     Both
L06 Capacity Marker     5125 **     Both
M06 Capacity Marker     5126 **     Both
N06 Capacity Marker     5127 **     Both
O06 Capacity Marker     5128 **     Both
P06 Capacity Marker     5129 **     Both
Q06 Capacity Marker     5130 **     Both
R06 Capacity Marker     5131 **     Both
S06 Capacity Marker     5132 **     Both
T06 Capacity Marker     5133 **     Both
U06 Capacity Marker     5134 **     Both
V06 Capacity Marker     5135 **     Both
W06 Capacity Marker     5136 **     Both
X06 Capacity Marker     5137 **     Both
Y06 Capacity Marker     5138 **     Both
Z06 Capacity Marker     5139 **     Both
Addit CBU Test     6805 **     Both
Total CBU Years Ordered     6817 **     Both
CBU Records Ordered     6818 **     Both
Single CBU CP Year     6820 **     Both
25 CBU CP Year     6821 **     Both
Single CBU IFL Year     6822 **     Both
25 CBU IFL Year     6823 **     Both
Single CBU ICF Year     6824 **     Both
25 CBU ICF Year     6825 **     Both
Single CBU zIIP Year     6828 **     Both
25 CBU zIIP Year     6829 **     Both
Single CBU SAP Year     6830 **     Both
25 CBU SAP Year     6831 **     Both
CBU Repl     6832 **     Both
Capacity for Planned Event     6833 **     Both
OPO Sales Flag     6835 **     Both
OPO Sales Flag - Alteration     6836 **     Both
30A/208 V 14ft w/ Twist Lock     7892 **     Both
30A/208 V 14ft w/ Russel stoll     7893 **     Both
Top Exit Cabling w/Top Hat     7898 **     Both
Bottom Exit Cabling     7899 **     Both
Top Exit Cabling w/o TopHat     7928 **     Both
30A/400 V 3Ph Wye w/ Hubbell     7946 **     Both
32A/ 380-415 V 3Ph Wye     7947 **     Both
32A/ 380-415 V 3Ph Wye LSZH     7948 **     Both
30A/250 V 3Ph w/ Hubbell     7952 **     Both
30A/250 V 3Ph w/ Cut End     7953 **     Both
FQC Bracket & Mounting Hdw     7960 **     Both
LC Duplex 6.6ft Harness     7961 **     Both
Non Raised Floor Support     7998 **     Both
LC Duplex 8.5ft Harness     7999 **     Both
19in Earthq Kit, RF     8010 **     Both
19in Earthq Kit, NRF     8011 **     Both
Multi Order Ship Flag     9000 **     Both
Multi Order Rec Only Flag NB     9001 **     Both
Multi Order Rec Only Flag MES     9002 **     Both
RPO Action Flag     9003 **     Both
Downgr PUs Per Request     9004 **     Both
On Off CoD Act 100 IFL Days     9874 **     Both
On Off CoD Act 100 ICF Days     9875 **     Both
On Off CoD Act 100 CP Days     9876 **     Both
On Off CoD Act 100 zIIP Days     9877 **     Both
On Off CoD Act 100 SAP Days     9878 **     Both
On Off CoD Act IFL Days     9888 **     Both
On Off CoD Act ICF Days     9889 **     Both
On Off COD authoriz     9896 **     Both
On Off CoD Act Cap CP Days     9897 **     Both
Perm upgr authoriz     9898 **     Both
CIU Activat (Flag)     9899 **     Both
On-Line CoD Buying (Flag)     9900 **     Both
On Off CoD Act zIIP Days     9908 **     Both
On Off CoD Act. SAP Days     9909 **     Both
CBU authoriz     9910 **     Both
CPE authoriz     9912 **     Both
OPO Sales Authoriz     9913 **     Both
1 MSU day     9917 **     Both
100 MSU days     9918 **     Both
10000 MSU days     9919 **     Both
1 IFL day     9920 **     Both
100 IFL days     9921 **     Both
1 ICF day     9922 **     Both
100 ICF days     9923 **     Both
1 zIIP day     9924 **     Both
100 zIIP days     9925 **     Both
1 SAP day     9928 **     Both
100 SAP days     9929 **     Both
Height Reduce Ship     9975 **     Both
Height Reduce for Return     9976 **     Both
Desc Mach Type Model Feat Num ** EWFe MMMC Ind INIT/MES
IBM z15 8561 T01          
Secure Execution for Linux     0115 **     Both
LC Duplex 8.5ft Harness     7999 **     Both
Desc Mach Type Model Feat Num ** EWFe MMMC Ind INIT/MES
IBM z14 3906 M01          
    M02          
    M03          
    M04          
    M05          
32GB USB Load Media     0843 **     Both
               
IBM z14 3907 ZR1          
32GB USB Load Media     0843 **     Both
LC Duplex 8.5ft Harness     7925 **     Both

Features that may carry forward on an upgrade: The following features may be retained if they are installed at the time of an upgrade to the IBM z15 Model T02.

Desc Mach Type Model Feat Num ** EWFe MMMC Ind INIT/MES
               
HW for DPM     0016 **     Both
OSA-ICC 3215 Enabl     0034 **     Both
TKE Rack Mount w/ 4768     0080 **     Both
TKE w/4768     0081 **     Both
HMC Tower     0082 **     Both
HMC Rack Mount     0083 **     Both
TKE Rack Mount     0085 **     Both
TKE     0086 **     Both
TKE Rack Mount     0087 **     Both
TKE     0088 **     Both
HMC Tower     0095 **     Both
HMC Rack Mount     0096 **     Both
HMC Table Top KMM     0148 **     Both
HMC Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0154 **     Both
TKE Rack Keybd/Monitor/Mouse     0156 **     Both
TKE Table Top KMM     0157 **     Both
ICA SR fanout     0172 **     Both
Client Must Provide TKE KeyBd     0189 **     Both
FICON Express 8S 10Km LX     0409 **     Both
FICON Express 8S SX     0410 **     Both
10 GbE RoCE Express     0411 **     Both
10 GbE RoCE Express2     0412 **     Both
OSA- Express 5S GbE LX     0413 **     Both
OSA- Express 5S GbE SX     0414 **     Both
OSA- Express 5S 10 GbE LR     0415 **     Both
OSA- Express 5S 10 GbE SR     0416 **     Both
OSA- Express 5S 1000 BASE-T     0417 **     Both
FICON Express 16S LX     0418 **     Both
FICON Express 16S SX     0419 **     Both
OSA EXPRESS 6S GBE LX     0422 **     Both
OSA EXPRESS 6S GBE SX     0423 **     Both
OSA EXPRESS 6S 10 GBE LR     0424 **     Both
OSA EXPRESS 6S 10 GBE SR     0425 **     Both
OSA EXPRESS 6S 1000 BASE T     0426 **     Both
FICON EXPRESS 16S+ 10KM LX     0427 **     Both
FICON EXPRESS 16S+ SX     0428 **     Both
OSA EXPRESS 7S 25 GBE SR     0429 **     Both
25GbE RoCE Express2     0430 **     Both
zHyper Link Express     0431 **     Both
Coupling Express LR     0433 **     Both
Addl smart cards     0884 **     Both
TKE Smart Card Reader     0885 **     Both
Crypto Express 5S     0890 **     Both
TKE Smart Card Reader     0891 **     Both
TKE addl smart cards     0892 **     Both
Crypto Express 6S     0893 **     Both
TKE addl smart cards     0900 **     Both
STP Enabl     1021 **     Both
Lift Tool Kit     3100 **     Both
Extension ladder     3101 **     Both
CPACF Enabl     3863 **     Both
Add CBU Test     6805 **     Both
CBU Records Ordered     6818 **     Both
Capacity for Planned Event     6833 **     Both
30A/208 V 14ft w/ Twist Lock     7892 **     Both
30A/208 V 14ft w/ Russel stoll     7893 **     Both
On Off COD auth     9896 **     Both
Perm upgr auth     9898 **     Both
On-Line CoD Buying (Flag)     9900 **     Both
CBU auth     9910 **     Both
CPE auth     9912 **     Both

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