Revised availability: The IBM z13

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 115-055
March 3, 2015

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IBM® z13, as announced in Hardware Announcement 115-001, dated January 14, 2015, is revised as follows:

  • Support of Crypto Express4S (#0865) on IBM z13 is removed. Crypto Express5S (#0890) supersedes Crypto Express4S and is the only cryptographic adapter supported on z13.
  • IBM z/OS® support on IBM z13 is changed as follows:
    • Support for prioritization data for the FICON® fabric on z13 processors is now planned to be available for z/OS V1.13 (5694-A01) and z/OS V2.1 with PTFs in third quarter 2015, coincident with general availability of z/OS V2.2.
    • Support for a new health check for FICON dynamic routing is now planned only for z/OS V1.13, z/OS V2.1 with PTFs, and z/OS V2.2 and will be available at functional availability, which remains in third quarter 2015.

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