IBM z14 features enhance performance, encryption, and flexibility to accelerate your digital transformation

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 118-075
October 2, 2018


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Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices


(Corrected on November 30, 2018)

Revisions were made to "Planned availability date."


(Corrected on October 29, 2018)

Revisions were made to "Software requirements" and "Description."



At a glance

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New functions and features for the IBM z14™ product family enhance capabilities ranging across security, data serving, connectivity, speed, simplification, resiliency, and infrastructure. Key enhancement areas include:

  • Extensions to the z14 cryptographic capabilities to address evolving security compliance requirements across the globe and enhance the availability of IBM Z® Cryptographic services
  • Trusted Key Entry (TKE) and smart card improvements
  • Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM) 3.2 increased feature support
  • Dynamic I/O for stand-alone Coupling Facilities
  • Hardware Management Console (HMC) and HMC Mobile enhancements
  • New OSA-Express7S 25 GbE and 25GbE RoCE Express2 hardware adapters
  • Asynchronous Cache Cross-Invalidation (XI) to improve performance and scalability in a sysplex
  • Server Time Protocol (STP) Coordinated Timing Network (CTN) split and merge capabilities for sysplex management


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Overview

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The IBM z14 servers are designed for the next step in the evolution of IT, helping to facilitate your digital transformation. Today's enhancements to the z14 family features and functions provide even more advanced opportunities for you to grab market share and win. As you deploy new applications for your clients, it is critical to have a backbone that can provide intelligent user experiences, high availability, and highly secureable environments.

Enhancements to the z14 platform extend across a broad set of features and functions. Encryption features are enhanced significantly with new Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) function , as well as Trusted Key Entry (TKE) and smart card strengthening. For speedy transactions, a faster OSA-Express7S 25 GbE feature SR (#0429) will serve clients well into the future, along with the efficiency of integrated AI approaches for true Hybrid Transactional and Operational Processing (HTAP) and Db2® for z/OS® with orchestrated knowledge built in. IBM z14 clients will also benefit from resiliency of Dynamic I/O for stand-alone Coupling Facilities, and updates to the split and merge functions for Coordinated Timing Networks. Clients with an eye toward process streamlining will find Dynamic Partition Manager 3.2 updates helpful for managing system configurations, as well as a host of Hardware Management Console and HMC Mobile updates.

Overall, the z14 enhancements announced today show the IBM® commitment to client success, with security and excellence in an open and connected world.



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Feature exchange

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Not applicable.



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Key prerequisites

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Refer to the Software requirements sections of this announcement.



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Planned availability date

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Code enhancements and features described in this announcement will be available on December 3, 2018, unless otherwise noted.

zHyperLink enhancements require IBM Storage DS8880/F R8.5.1 and will be available coincident with the R8.5.1 release, planned for December 7, 2018.

OSA-Express7S 25 GbE SR (feature #0429) will be available April 9, 2019.



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Description

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Today's business environment has radically redefined what is required from new services. Time to market and efficiency are critical, as evidenced by the wide choice of open source tools and advanced development methodologies. The challenge for many businesses is to deliver critical services with the desired levels of control and security, and simultaneously enable integration as they modernize traditional applications. The latest enhancements to the IBM Z platform address exactly these opportunities and challenges of new service delivery.

Security enhancements in z14 for a pervasive encryption strategy

Enhancements to the z14 cryptographic capabilities continue to address the evolving security compliance requirements across the globe for stronger encryption and safer application and data management. The Crypto Express6S is designed to meet the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 at Level 4 for cryptographic modules. IBM's Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) release 6.0 is certified to meet the HSM requirements from the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI-SSC), with a unique design that can help ease migration of applications and keys. CCA 6.2 is also designed to meet the PCI HSM requirements.

CCA 6.2 includes the enhancements from the limited availability release CCA 6.1. CCA 6.1 added several features that support the use of the AES algorithm in banking applications. This includes the addition of AES-related key management features and the AES ISO Format 4 (ISO-4) PIN blocks as defined in the ISO 9564-1 standard. PIN block translation is supported as well as usage of AES PIN blocks in other CCA callable services. IBM continues to add enhancements as AES finance industry standards are released.

In additon, CCA enhancements include the ability to use triple-length (192-bit) Triple-DES (TDES) keys for operations such as data encryption, PIN processing, and key wrapping. Security-sensitive clients have begun to move from double-length to triple-length TDES keys to strengthen security. CCA has also extended support for the cryptographic requirements of the German Banking Industry Committee Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft (DK).

CCA 6.1 also includes an enhancement to the PKA Key Translate callable service to support a new EMV DDA format option. In addition, CCA 6.1 has been enhanced to support the ability for two parties to share a key-derivation key, such that the two parties are restricted to deriving complementary keys, for example, a MAC generation key and a MAC verification key, or an enciphering key and a deciphering key.

In addition, IBM Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility (ICSF) Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2R2 - z/OS V2R3 (HCR77D0) is also enhanced to support new cryptographic functions and algorithm support. With z14 enhancements, clients can also now see further granularity of cryptographic performance per usage domain, in addition to overall performance measurements via Resource Measurement Facility (RMF) for z/OS. RMF Postprocessor Crypto Hardware Activity reports are newly enhanced to provide measurements for the LPAR on which RMF Monitor I is running, helping streamline the internal security compliance requirements for individual server domains.

The Trusted Key Entry Workstation (TKE) 9.1 Licensed Internal Code is enhanced to support NIST Curve P-521 for TKE and Migration zones. A NIST Curve P-521 Migration zone is required for the migration wizard to collect and apply PCI-compliant domain information. TKE 9.1 also has a new family of wizards that makes it easy to create new NIST Curve P-521 zones on all of the TKE smart cards. This helps to simplify the process of deploying a TKE workstation for the first time or to simplify the process of moving data from a weaker TKE zone to a new NIST Curve P-521 zone.

Data serving for the masses at speed

The new OSA-Express7S 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) short reach (SR) feature adds significant throughput and a new NIC module unit, and benefits from prior-level OSA-Express6S 10 GbE performance and reliability. There is one PCIe adapter and one port per feature. This adapter allows for some potential consolidation of prior-level adapters, depending on usage characteristics.

The new 25GbE RoCE Express® 2 with z14 enhanced code could provide flexibility for clients to consolidate adapters or increase overall speed, while still seeing high reliability and performance established on prior adapters. It offers one PCIe adapter, one PCHID, and two ports per feature. The benefit of the 25GbE RoCE (Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet) Express 2 (#0430) is recognized only when connected to another (#0430) 25GbE RoCE Express 2, so clients should plan for multiple features as they upgrade from prior RoCE Express offerings.

Support for zHyperLink Writes can accelerate Db2 log writes to help deliver superior service levels by processing high-volume Db2 transactions at speed. IBM zHyperLink Express (#0431) requires compatible levels of DS8880/F firmware R8.5.1 and Db2 12 with PTFs.

Simplification of common tasks

Hardware Management Console 2.14.1 enhancements provide improvements in the areas of I/O, security, system concurrency, user experience, and HMC Mobile.

Areas and enhancements include:

  • OSA-ICC enhancements
    • IPv6; TLS limit controls; separate certificate per channel; view and edit of certificate
  • Enable and disable IB coupling port
  • z14 ZR1 manage power service state
  • Enhanced support for temporary processors via eBusiness on Demand (eBoD)
  • Manage system time -- split and merge CTN
  • Monitors dashboard enhancements
  • SCSI load normal enhancement
  • Dynamic I/O for stand-alone Coupling Facility
  • Manage PCI system services enhancements
  • Enhancement of SE logins from the HMC
  • z14 ZR1 enhanced driver maintenance
  • YouTube videos for HMC content
  • HMC Mobile enhancements

Dynamic activation of I/O configurations for stand-alone Coupling Facilities

Coupling Facilities (CFs) provide locking, caching, and list services between coupling-capable z/OS ® processors, and are a significant component of highly available Parallel Sysplex® configurations. Stand-alone CFs (which are, by definition, Coupling Facility images that reside on a CEC without a co-resident z/OS image) are now able to participate in dynamic I/O configuration changes that affect the stand-alone CF CEC, and no longer require the server to be restarted in order to make such changes. In the past, a restart would have caused disruption for the Parallel Sysplex that is using the stand-alone CF, as the CF image contents had to be relocated to other CF images.

With this announcement, stand-alone CF servers can seamlessly make hardware-only dynamic I/O configuration changes on behalf of the CF partitions that reside there without requiring a disruptive reset. This capability both improves client workload availability and minimizes the risks associated with relocation of CF structures. This enhancement requires z14 GA2 firmware support for the stand-alone CF server, and it requires that an IML or POR action be performed on the stand-alone CF server after the z14 GA2 firmware is present in order to enable subsequent use of this support. This enhancement also requires z14 enhanced firmware support on the connected server where the driving HCD system resides, though there is no requirement for an enabling IML or POR action on any server other than the stand-alone CF server.

Note that stand-alone CFs generally do not have any external connectivity other than the coupling links used for Parallel Sysplex CF request traffic. This enhancement does not place any additional connectivity requirements on the stand-alone CF server.

Improved performance and resiliency in your server configuration

Asynchronous Cache Cross-Invalidation (XI) is a new sysplex capability for performance, scalability, and improved cross-site operation.

This new function allows the cache coherency messages that flow around the sysplex to maintain data integrity to be performed in an asynchronous fashion rather than synchronously, with exploitation from the data manager (Db2). The data manager must provide support to sync up with the asynchronous cross-invalidate messages at critical points in its processing, such as at transaction commit.

The asynchronous protocol is expected to reduce CF cache structure service times and sysplex coupling overhead, particularly in sysplex environments that involve multiple sites with significant cross-site distances involved. The asynchronous protocol avoids some of the distance latencies associated with the communication of XI messages across inter-site distance. This enhancement requires PTFs for z/OS and Db2.

STP CTN split and merge is a new sysplex timing capability for availability that allows two distinct timing networks to be merged into one, or allows you to split one timing network into two, nondisruptively. Previously, these timing network reconfigurations and transitions were disruptive to the running sysplex(es) operating within the CTN(s). This feature is especially helpful when working to combine or redistribute servers within a corporate structure.

Easy connectivity and visibility to your Linux®, z/VM®, and KVM structures

Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM) provides simplified hardware and virtual infrastructure management, including partition lifecycle and integrated dynamic I/O management for Linux running in an LPAR, and under z/VM and KVM. Using DPM, an environment can be created, provisioned, and modified without disrupting running workloads, and monitored for troubleshooting.

DPM 3.1 released earlier this year provided support for FCP as well as FICON® ECKD™ storage. Administrators are able to define, configure, provision, and manage both FCP and FICON ECKD storage in a simplified and consistent visual manner, without the need to understand underlying protocols during routine use.

DPM 3.2 further streamlines the partition management process, by creating master storage template options, dynamic reconfiguration support for FICON, and support for an expanded range of hardware adapters. DPM can also manage across KVM and Linux on IBM Z, and z/VM support for FCP and FICON.

With storage template support, administrators can create master copies for their storage groups. System operators can then create their storage groups based on a template, sometimes with a single click. These template options will save time and effort for both the experienced administrators as well as those who are learning their local procedures. Dynamic reconfiguration support for FICON means that administrators can change paths between the system and storage while the partitions are still running workload on these paths. In addition, administrators can exploit functions of newly added FICON adapters in existing partitions, and upgrade the FICON configuration from a single site to two sites with enablement of High-Integrity Fabric on the switches.

These DPM 3.2 enhancements are applicable across the z14 product family, and require two dedicated OSA-Express adapters and a 1000BASE-T Ethernet adapter. DPM is added to your server via feature #0016.

Infrastructure flexibility

z14 Model ZR1 introduced a new space for 16U Reserved (#0617) that could be used for qualifying client server-related entities. In the updated release level, clients that have ordered the 16U Reserved space can delete that feature if they will be adding I/O adapters that require the third I/O drawer slots. This means a more future-ready, flexible configuration for clients in data warehouses where floor space is a premium.

In addition, the z14 Model ZR1 16U Reserved space can be utilized for IBM DS8882F Storage.

The IBM DS8880F family now offers a new all-flash array model, DS8882F, to meet the demand for higher-speed storage in a smaller footprint. All-flash arrays deliver higher IOPS and bandwidth with lower power consumption.

DS8882F is a rack-mounted, all-flash storage system designed for clients with small capacity needs looking to boost performance. DS8882F delivers the following features:

  • Six-core processors with options of 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB memory combinations
  • Support for up to a maximum of four 4-port host adapters
  • A variety of all-flash, high-performance drive sets: 400 GB, 800 GB, 1600 GB, and 3200 GB
  • Two all-flash, high-capacity drive set options: 3.84 TB and 7.68 TB
  • Support for one high-performance flash enclosure (HPFE) Gen 2 pair that can be populated with either high-performance or high-capacity drive sets, and a maximum raw capacity of 368.64 TB
  • Battery backup units that protect the write in-flight in the event of a power loss
  • Same advanced functions (except zHyperLink support) as the rest of the DS8880F family members

With 16U height, DS8882F is designed to take advantage of the space available in the IBM Z Model ZR1 server, creating a single-footprint solution that works well for space-constrained environments, single-location data processing or storage requirements such as an in-country requirement, and many other unique client scenarios.

Reference to the z14 Model M01-M05: Hardware Announcement 117-044, dated July 17, 2017

Reference to the z14 Model ZR1: Hardware Announcement 118-018, dated April 10, 2018

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM z14 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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Statement of general direction

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HMC Support Efficiency Updates

IBM z14 is planned to be the last release that will allow HMC support across the prior four generations of server (N through N-4) .

Future HMC releases are intended to be tested for support of the prior two generations (N through N-2). For example, the next HMC release would support the zNext generation, plus z14 generation and z13®/z13s® generation.

This change will improve the number and extent of new features and functions that are able to be pre-tested and maintained in a given release with IBM's continued high-reliability qualification procedures.

Removal of System (Sysplex) Time on the Support Element

IBM z14 is planned to be the last machine generation to support 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, associated with the IBM z14 models. Clients should begin shifting to the new HMC 2.14.0 or later releases for tasks and procedures, including time management.

Ensemble and zEnterprise® Unified Resource Manager

IBM z14 is planned to be the last IBM Z server to support Ensembles and zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager). The z14 HMC level is planned to be the last HMC level to support Ensembles.

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 on complementary announcements, see these references:

z/VM® V7.1 ushers in the z/VM Continuous Delivery era

IBM z/VM V7.1 offers a new release delivery and new function support cadence that gives clients an enhanced level of predictability for lifecycle management of their z/VM systems.

  • Integrates the Single System Image (SSI) function into the base, at no additional cost, and withdraws the SSI feature.
  • Increases the level of engagement with the z/VM user community.
  • Enhances the dump process to reduce the time required to create and process dumps.
  • Upgrades to a new Architecture Level Set. This requires an IBM zEnterprise EC12 or BC12, or later.
  • Provides the base for additional functionality to be delivered as service after general availability.
  • Enhances the dynamic configuration capabilities of a running z/VM system with Dynamic Memory Downgrade support. See the z/VM Continuous Delivery News web page for PTF availability details.

See IBM Software Announcement 218-310, dated August 07, 2018.

New DS8882F rack-mounted model for mainframe and open environments

The IBM DS8880F family now offers a new all-flash array model, DS8882F, to meet the demand for higher-speed storage in a smaller footprint. All-flash arrays deliver higher IOPS and bandwidth with lower power consumption, which can help reduce the total cost of ownership as compared to hybrid or HDD-based solutions.

DS8882F is a rack-mounted, all-flash storage system designed for clients with small capacity needs looking to boost performance.

With 16U height, DS8882F is designed to take advantage of the space available in the IBM z14 Model ZR1 LinuxOne Rockhopper II system frames, and can be integrated into existing 19-inch form factor racks.

See IBM Hardware Announcement 118-065, dated August 21, 2018.

Updates to Container Pricing for New Application Solutions

IBM is introducing the new Solution Consumption License Charges metric for a number of Monthly License Charge software programs. For qualified new z/OS-based application solutions, this new metric offers:

  • Pay-as-you-go pricing for the actual consumption of the solution, with no minimum financial commitment
  • Significant savings over pay-as-you-go prices, for a low minimum monthly commitment

See IBM Software Announcement 218-325, dated October 02, 2018.

Update to Container Pricing for Application Development and Test Solution

The IBM Application Development and Test Solution is designed to remove the need to artificially cap the application development and test environments. It offers the flexibility to run substantially greater application development and test workloads, without increasing capacity-based IBM Monthly License Charges.

This announcement includes additional IBM Application Development and Test Solution enhancements:

  • A new online sizing calculator
  • Guidance for classifying workloads
  • Availability of Limited Use Licenses

See IBM Software Announcement 218-324, dated October 02, 2018.

Announcement reference for z14 Model M01-M05: Hardware Announcement 117-044, dated July 17, 2017

Announcement reference for z14 Model ZR1: Hardware Announcement 118-018, dated April 10, 2018



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Product number

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Description Machine type Model Feature
z14 3906 M01  
z14 3906 M02  
z14 3906 M03  
z14 3906 M04  
z14 3906 M05  
z14 3907 ZR1  
       
OSA-Express7S 25 GbE SR     0429
25GbE RoCE Express2     0430
TKE 9.1 LIC     0880
TKE addl smart cards     0900

Feature conversions

Not applicable.



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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 118-075


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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 3906 Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP) GC28-6965
IBM 3907 Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP) GC28-6974
PR/SM™ Planning Guide SB10-7169
IOCP User's Guide SB10-7172
Planning for Fiber Optic Links (FICON®/FCP, Coupling Links, and OSA) 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 3906 Installation Manual GC28-6964
IBM 3906 Service Guide GC28-6966
IBM 3906 Safety Inspection GC28-6963
IBM 3907 Installation Manual GC28-6973
IBM 3907 Service Guide GC28-6975
Service Guide for TKE Workstations (Version 7.0) GC28-6980
Systems Safety Notices G229-9054
IBM Important Notices G229-9056
IBM 3907 Safety Inspection GC28-6972
Systems Environmental Notices and User Guide Z125-5823
IBM Z Statement of Limited Warranty GC28-6979
License Agreement for Machine Code SC28-6872
License Agreement for Machine Code Addendum for Elliptic Curve Cryptography GC27-2635

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

Title Order number
IBM 3906 Parts Catalog GC28-6967
IBM 3907 Parts Catalog GC28-6976
Service Guide for 2461 HMC GC28-6990
Service Guide for 2461 Support Element GC28-6991
Service Guide for HMCs and SEs GC28-6983
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 (V2.14.1) SC27-2637
IBM Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM) Guide SB10-7170
Secure Service Container User's Guide SC28-6978
Stand-Alone IOCP User's Guide SB10-7173
FICON CTC Reference SB10-7174
Maintenance Information for Fiber Optic Links (FICON/FCP, Coupling Links, and OSA) SY27-7696
OSA-Express® Customer Guide and Reference SA22-7935
OSA/SF on the Hardware Management Console SC14-7580
OSA Integrated Console Controller User's Guide SC27-9003
Integrating the HMC's Broadband RSF into your Enterprise SC28-6986
Ensemble Workload Resource Group Management Guide GC27-2633
Ensemble Planning Guide GC27-2631
SCSI IPL - Machine Loader Messages SC28-6948
Hardware Management Console Security SC28-6987

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 2.14.1) 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 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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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

Software requirements

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

All operating system support, including Linux® on Z tested platforms, is located on the IBM Z website link for operating system support.

The following software requirements are listed for features and capabilities supported on IBM z14:

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

CHPID type OSD

  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE® V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with service or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with service.

CHPID type OSX

  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V7.1 to define, modify, and delete OSX CHPID types when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.
  • z/VM V6.4 to define, modify, and delete OSX CHPID types when z/VM is the controlling LPAR for dynamic I/O.
  • z/VSE V6.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VSE V6.1 with PTFs.
  • z/TPF V1.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with service or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with service.

25GbE RoCE Express2 (#0430) for Shared Memory Communications - Remote Direct Memory Access (SMC-R) requires at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V7.1 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on Z: IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to include support in future distribution releases.
    • SLES 12 SP3 includes support for Linux-to-Linux communication as "Tech Preview."

25GbE RoCE Express2 (#0430) for TCP/IP requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.1 for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP3 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with service or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with service.

Asynchronous Cache XI capability is initially exploited by Db2 12 with PTFs and at a minimum:

  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V7.1 for guest coupling exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 for guest coupling exploitation.

HyperLink Db2 log writes with Metro Mirror support requires Db2 12 with PTFs and applicable DS8880/F R8.5.1 support:

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

Dynamic I/O support for stand-alone Coupling Facilities requires:

  • z/OS V2.3 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.1 with PTFs.
  • z/OS V1.13 (compatibility only, extended support contract for IBM Software Support Services for z/OS required with PTFs).

IBM's Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) Release 6.2 requires:

  • z/OS V2.3 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 - z/OS V2.3 (HCR77D0) with PTFs.
  • z/OS V2.2 with Cryptographic Support for z/OS V2.2 - z/OS V2.3 (HCR77D0) with PTFs.

KVM Notes:

The KVM hypervisor is supported with the following minimum Linux distributions:

  • SLES 12 SP2 with service.
  • RHEL 7.5 with kernel-alt package (kernel 4.14).
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with service and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with service.

RMF (Resource Measurement Facility) Cryptographic Domain Support requires:

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

Planning information

Cable orders

Not applicable.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer 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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Prices

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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

Desc Mach type Model Feat numb ** EWFe MMMC ind INIT/MES
z14 3906 M01          
    M02          
    M03          
    M04          
    M05          
z14 3907 ZR1          
               
OSA-Express 7S 25 GbE SR     0429 **     Both
25GbE RoCE Express2     0430 **     Both
TKE 9.1 LIC     0880 **     Both
TKE addl smart cards     0900 **     Both

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

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