IBM eServer zSeries 890 — A multipurpose server for an on demand world

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 104-117
April 7, 2004

 ENUS104-117.PDF (343KB)

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Compared to the z800, the new z890 has the capability of providing the following when properly configured:


 
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Overview

The IBM eServer z890 represents the continuation of the new generation of scalable servers introduced with the IBM eServer z990. Using z/Architecture™ and the latest zSeries® building blocks and virtualization technology, the z890 extends key zSeries platform characteristics of reliability, availability, scalability, clustering, and quality of service to respond to the ever-changing business climate. It offers a processor that delivers extensive growth options and excellent price/performance for those customers requiring a lower-capacity entry point than offered with the z990.

The IBM eServer z890 is designed to help enable your businesses to be resilient in the unpredictable on demand world. With a single model and a wide range of capacity settings, the newest member of the zSeries family delivers significantly improved granularity and enriched functions over its predecessor, the z800 — it can provide up to almost twice the processing power, up to 123% greater total system capacity, and significantly increased I/O capacity. The z890 can support double the number of Logical Partitions (LPARs) and the Logical Channel SubSystem (LCSS) feature introduced on z990, which facilitates horizontal growth, and is introducing the new eServer zSeries Application Assist Processor (zAAP), which provides an attractively priced Java™ execution environment.

To address the growing complexity of fiber optic connectivity in the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, IBM Networking Services will continue to offer scalable fiber optic cabling services to help satisfy e-business infrastructure requirements at both the product level and the enterprise level.
 
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Description

A z890 technology overview

z890 — the platform “right-sized” for server consolidation: The design of z890 represents the continuation of a major change for the latest zSeries technologies which were introduced with IBM eServer zSeries 990. IBM eServer zSeries 890, like zSeries 990, contains a new superscalar microprocessor architecture exploiting the CMOS9S-SOI technology and improving uniprocessor performance. z890 is an air-cooled, single-frame, single-book variant of the z990 platform. The capability for a significant capacity increase versus z800 has been achieved with the availability of the following on z890:

A PU is the generic term for the z/Architecture processor on the MultiChip Module (MCM) that can be characterized as a:

With z890 at least one CP, ICF, or IFL must be purchased and activated. For each zAAP engine installed there must be a corresponding CP engine permanently purchased and installed. PUs can be characterized in single-PU increments and are orderable by feature number.

Functions and features: The IBM eServer zSeries 890

The following table describes the content of the z890 Model A04, including the number of:

Processor unit usage — Traditional engines

                                                  On/Off CoD  CBU
Feature           CPs  ICFs  IFLs  zAAPs  Spares  engines     engines
number  PUs SAPs  max  max   max   max    max     max         max
 
6110    5   1     1    3     3     1      3       3           3
6120    5   1     1    3     3     1      3       3           3
6130    5   1     1    3     3     1      3       3           3
6140    5   1     1    3     3     1      3       3           3
6150    5   1     1    3     3     1      3       3           3
6160    5   1     1    3     3     1      3       3           3
6170    5   1     1    3     3     1      3       3           3
 
6210    5   1     2    2     2     2      2       2           2
6220    5   1     2    2     2     2      2       2           2
6230    5   1     2    2     2     2      2       2           2
6240    5   1     2    2     2     2      2       2           2
6250    5   1     2    2     2     2      2       2           2
6260    5   1     2    2     2     2      2       2           2
6270    5   1     2    2     2     2      2       2           2
 
6310    5   1     3    1     1     1      1       1           1
6320    5   1     3    1     1     1      1       1           1
6330    5   1     3    1     1     1      1       1           1
6340    5   1     3    1     1     1      1       1           1
6350    5   1     3    1     1     1      1       1           1
6360    5   1     3    1     1     1      1       1           1
6370    5   1     3    1     1     1      1       1           1
 
6410    5   1     4    0     0     0      0       0*          0
6420    5   1     4    0     0     0      0       0*          0
6430    5   1     4    0     0     0      0       0*          0
6440    5   1     4    0     0     0      0       0*          0
6450    5   1     4    0     0     0      0       0*          0
6460    5   1     4    0     0     0      0       0*          0
6470    5   1     4    0     0     0      0       0           0
*
Additional engines not available, but capacity can be changed by changing capacity setting

Note: Some of these configuration options are mutually exclusive.

Processor unit usage — Nontraditional engines

                 CPs   ICFs  IFLs  zAAPs  Spares  On/Off CoD  CBU
Feature          min/  min/  min/  min/   min/    engines     engines
number  PUs SAPs max   max   max   max    max     min/max     min/max
 
 
 
6516    5   1    0/0   NA    1/4   NA     0/3     0/2         NA
6518    5   1    0/0   1/4   NA    NA     0/3     0/2         NA
6520    5   1    1/3*  NA    NA    1/2    0/2     0/2 **      NA
*
Requires a traditional engine feature number
**
CP and/or zAAP
NA
Not applicable

On/Off CoD zAAP offering

The maximum number of On/Off CoD zAAPs available for z890 cannot exceed the number of zAAPs, with the additional restriction that the sum of zAAPs and On/Off CoD zAAPs cannot exceed the number of CPs.

Base      On/Off CoD                                 Maximum
capacity  capacity                           Base    On/Off CoD
setting   setting **                         zAAPs   zAAPs
 
1X0       No On/Off CoD Capacity Installed   0       0
1X0       No On/Off CoD Capacity Installed   1       0
1X0       2X0                                0       0
1X0       2X0                                1       1
2X0       No On/Off CoD Capacity Installed   0       0
2X0       No On/Off CoD Capacity Installed   1       1
2X0       No On/Off CoD Capacity Installed   2       0
2X0       3X0                                0       0
2X0       3X0                                1       No PUs Available
2X0       4X0                                0       No PUs Available
3X0       No On/Off CoD Capacity Installed   0       0
3X0       No On/Off CoD Capacity Installed   1       No PUs Available
3X0       4X0                                0       No PUs Available
**
On/Off CoD Capacity Setting is restricted to once again the base capacity. For example, capacity setting 110 is eligible for On/Off CoD upgrades to only capacity settings 120 and 210. All other target capacity settings would result in more than two times the base capacity.

z890 Central Processor (CP) feature numbers

   1-way              2-way             3-way              4-way
 
 
       On/Off             On/Off            On/Off             On/Off
CP     CoD         CP     CoD        CP     CoD         CP     CoD
F/C    F/C         F/C    F/C        F/C    F/C         F/C    F/C
6110   NA          6210   6211       6310   6311        6410   6411
6120   6121        6220   6221       6320   6321        6420   6421
6130   6131        6230   6231       6330   6331        6430   6431
6140   6141        6240   6241       6340   6341        6440   6441
6150   6151        6250   6251       6350   6351        6450   6451
6160   6161        6260   6261       6360   6361        6460   6461
6170   6171        6270   6271       6370   6371        6470   6471

Feature number definitions

Upgrades

Refer to the Customer Initiated Upgrade Capacity section of this announcement for information on permanent and temporary capacity.

Server consolidation facilitated

With the expanded capacity of z890 over z800, and its new Channel SubSystem, there is a significant increase in server scalability, facilitating consolidation of multiple servers into one z890.

With z/OS® V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature, you will be able to install more operating system images and up to a total of 512 CHPIDs (up to 256 CHPIDs maximum per operating system), allowing each z890 except the smallest sub-uniprocessor equipped capacity setting to access more channels, Coupling Links, and LANs — ESCON (up to 420 channels), FICON Express (up to 40 channels), ISC-3 (up to 48 links), and OSA-Express (up to 40 ports).

The performance advantage

Performance estimates with z/OS V1.4: IBM's Large Systems Performance Reference method provides comprehensive z/Architecture processor capacity data for different configurations of Central Processor Units across a wide variety of system control program and workload environments.

Compared to some of the 2066 z800 servers, the z890 server is expected to offer the following performance advantage:

2086-110    0.61 -- 0.76      times 2066-0E1
2086-210    1.22 -- 1.43      times 2066-0E1
2086-310    1.82 -- 2.12      times 2066-0E1
2086-410    2.40 -- 2.81      times 2066-0E1
 
2086-120    1.15 -- 1.32      times 2066-0E1
2086-220    2.26 -- 2.48      times 2066-0E1
2086-320    3.34 -- 3.62      times 2066-0E1
2086-420    4.34 -- 4.76      times 2066-0E1
 
2086-130    2.25 -- 2.48      times 2066-0E1
2086-230    4.33 -- 4.65      times 2066-0E1
2086-330    6.30 -- 6.86      times 2066-0E1
2086-430    8.18 -- 9.09      times 2066-0E1
 
2086-140    2.81 -- 3.09      times 2066-0E1
2086-240    5.43 -- 5.80      times 2066-0E1
2086-340    7.87 -- 8.60      times 2066-0E1
2086-440    10.22 -- 11.40    times 2066-0E1
 
2086-150    4.41 -- 4.81      times 2066-0E1
2086-250    8.52 -- 9.03      times 2066-0E1
2086-350    12.36 -- 13.41    times 2066-0E1
2086-450    16.04 -- 17.76    times 2066-0E1
 
2086-160    5.40 -- 5.86      times 2066-0E1
2086-260    10.42 -- 11.01    times 2066-0E1
2086-360    15.12 -- 16.34    times 2066-0E1
2086-460    19.63 -- 21.64    times 2066-0E1
 
2086-170    1.98 -- 2.09      times 2066-001
2086-270    1.94 -- 2.02      times 2066-002
2086-370    1.99 -- 2.11      times 2066-003
2086-470    2.04 -- 2.21      times 2066-004

The above performance estimates are Internal Throughput Rate Ratios (ITRR) based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here. For more detailed performance information, consult the Large Systems Performance Reference (LSPR). Customers interested in LSPR should contact their IBM representative.

The proper IBM zSeries workload tuning and capacity sizing tools should be utilized if you need assistance from IBM to help determine the appropriate capacity to purchase.

Performance assists for Linux and z/VM

z890 adapter interruptions for Linux and z/VM

Reducing overhead for CHPID types FCP and OSD: The new z890, Linux on zSeries, and z/VM V4.4, and later, work together to help enable performance improvements by exploiting extensions to the Queued Direct Input/Output (QDIO) architecture when running Linux on zSeries under this configuration. Adapter interruptions, first added to z/Architecture with HiperSockets, is designed to help provide an efficient, high-performance technique for I/O interruptions to reduce path lengths and overhead in both the host operating system and the adapter — FICON Express when using the CHPID type FCP, and OSA-Express when using the CHPID type OSD.

In extending the use of adapter interruptions to FICON Express CHPID type FCP and OSA-Express CHPID type OSD, IBM has reduced the programming overhead to process a traditional I/O interruption. This can benefit OSA-Express TCP/IP support in both Linux on zSeries and z/VM, FCP support in Linux on zSeries, and Linux on VSE/ESA™ V2.7 (OSD CHPID Type only).

Support for adapter interruptions is designed to improve performance of VSE/ESA V2.7 guest operating systems using TCP/IP for VSE/ESA when VSE/ESA V2.7 is running as guest system under z/VM V4.4 (for OSA-Express CHPID type OSD only).

Adapter interruptions apply to all of the FICON Express features available on z890 when in FCP mode (CHPID type FCP). FCP supports attachment of SCSI disks via Directors in a Linux on zSeries environment. Adapter interruptions apply to all of the OSA-Express features available on z890 when in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD). This support is exclusive on zSeries to z890 and z990.

Note: HiperSockets supported adapter interruptions at introduction.

Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information regarding z/VM and Linux on zSeries. This support may be exploited with z/VM V4.4 and z/VM V5.1, and later. Refer to Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003, and Software Announcement 204-057 , dated April 7, 2004.

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The QDIO architecture is utilized by:

QDIO continues to be the preferred architecture on zSeries for high-speed communication, helping to reduce host interruptions and improve response time.

Performance assist for V=V guests in the z/VM environment

Passthrough of adapter interruptions for CHPID types FCP, IQD, and OSD: z890's support of virtual machine technology has been enhanced to include a new performance assist for virtualization of adapter interruptions. This performance assist is available to V=V guests (pageable guests) that support QDIO with z/VM V4.4 (with PTFs), and later. The deployment of adapter interruptions is designed to help improve efficiency and performance by reducing overhead.

The performance assist for V=V guests is a passthrough architecture that reduces host programming overhead by avoiding the need to stop guest processing when adapter interruptions are presented. Without the assist, the z/VM control program must intercede to process and route the adapter interruptions.

The performance assist can help improve Linux on zSeries performance under z/VM by allowing guest I/O — FICON (CHPID type FCP), HiperSockets (CHPID type IQD), and OSA-Express (CHPID type OSD) — to be handled with minimal z/VM overhead through direct presentation of adapter interruptions by the server to a pageable guest, helping to boost I/O performance.

This support is available with z/VM V4.4, and later. z/VM V4.4 requires PTFs to support this assist. Refer to the z/VM subset of the 2086DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket prior to installing a z890. Refer to Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003, and Software Announcement 204-057 , dated April 7, 2004.

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IBM eServer® zSeries Application Assist Processor

The new assist feature, IBM zSeries Application Assist Processor (zAAP) (#6520), will be available on z890 and z990. zAAP is an attractively priced specialized processor unit that provides an economical Java execution environment for customers who desire the traditional Qualities of Service and the integration advantages of the zSeries platform.

When configured with Central Processors (CPs) within Logical Partitions (LPARs) running z/OS or z/OS.e, zAAPs may help increase CP productivity and may contribute to lowering the overall cost of computing for z/OS and z/OS.e Java technology-based applications. zAAPs are designed to operate asynchronously with the CPs to execute Java programming under control of the IBM Java Virtual Machine (JVM). This can help reduce the demands and capacity requirements on CPs which may then be available for reallocation to other zSeries workloads.

The IBM JVM processing cycles can be executed on the configured zAAPs with no anticipated modifications to the Java applications. Execution of the JVM processing cycles on a zAAP is a function of the Software Developer's Kit (SDK) 1.4.1 for zSeries, z/OS and z/OS.e V1.6, and Processor Resource/Systems Manager™ (PR/SM™).

The amount of CP savings will vary based on the amount of Java application code executed by zAAPs. This is dependent upon the amount of Java cycles used by the relevant applications and on the zAAP execution mode selected by the customer.

Execution of the Java applications on zAAPs (#6520), within the same z/OS or z/OS.e SMP LPAR as their associated database subsystems, can also help simplify the server infrastructures and improve operational efficiencies. For example, use of zAAPs could reduce the number of TCP/IP stacks, firewalls, and physical interconnections (and their associated processing latencies) that might otherwise be required when the application servers and their database servers are deployed on separate physical server platforms.

IBM does not impose software charges on zAAP capacity. Additional IBM software charges will apply when additional CP capacity is used.

Customers are encouraged to contact their specific Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) or Utilities Software Vendors (USVs) directly to determine if their charges will be affected.

Extended Translation Facility

The Extended Translation Facility adds 10 new instructions to the zSeries instruction set. These new instructions may enhance performance for data conversion operations done supporting data encoded in Unicode, improving the ability to efficiently support applications enabled for Unicode and/or Globalization. The instructions add hardware support for conversions to and from the various Universal Character Set (UCS) Transformation Formats (UTF) encodings used to support Unicode.

These formats for encoding data are used in a number of important technologies emerging in the Web Services, Grid, and on demand environments, such as XML and SOAP as well as being supported in DB2 for data storage. The initial programming support for the new instructions are intended to be provided in High Level Assembler.

Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

z/OS.e and zSeries 890 for new application workloads

z/OS.e is unique for z890 and z800 — a specially priced offering of z/OS, providing the z/OS qualities of service to help you deploy new applications. z/OS.e has the same migration, fallback, and coexistence as z/OS, allowing you to leverage existing skills and investments. z/OS.e must execute in z/Architecture (64-bit) mode.

Breaking the barrier — A new Channel SubSystem

Breaking the barrier of 256 CHPIDs: With the introduction of a new server structure and all of its scalability benefits, it is essential that the Channel SubSystem (CSS) also be scalable and permit "horizontal" growth. This is facilitated by allowing more than one Logical Channel SubSystem (LCSS) on a single z890. Consistent with this premise, IBM is introducing increased connectivity by offering the following channel/port maximums. For reference, the new maximums are contrasted with the z800 maximums.

                                z890
                                capacity
Channel            z890         setting 110      z800
type               maximum      maximum          maximum
 
ESCON              420 *        240              240
FICON Express      40 *         32               32
ISC-3 **           48           48               24
OSA-Express        40 *         24               24
*
Except on the smallest sub-uniprocessor equipped capacity setting
**
A maximum of 32 ISC-3s can be defined in compatibility mode.

The new Channel SubSystem structure offers the following:

z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature is required for z/OS to run in more than a single LCSS. Without z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature, z/OS may only execute in LCSS0. z/VM V3.1, V4.3, and later, may execute in LCSS0 and LCSS1. However, when using z/VM V3.1 and V4.3 compatibility support, dynamic I/O configuration is supported in LCSS0 only.

Note: There is no change to the operating system maximums. One operating system image continues to support up to a maximum of 256 Channel Path Identifiers (CHPIDs).

The I/O SubSystem (IOSS) continues to be viewed as a single Input/Output Configuration Data Set (IOCDS) across the entire server with up to two LCSSs. Only one Hardware System Area (HSA) is used.

In the past, a two-digit identifier, a CHPID, was associated with a physical I/O connection. Now a three-digit Physical Channel Identifier (PCHID) is being introduced to accommodate the mapping of 512 CHPIDs to two LCSSs with up to 256 CHPIDs each. CHPIDs continue to exist and will be associated with PCHIDs.

As a result of the introduction of PCHIDs, a new CHPID Mapping Tool (CMT) is being introduced and the CHPID report from the IBM Configurator For e-business (eConfig) is replaced by a PCHID report. CMT is available from Resource Link™ as a standalone PC-based program.

Refer to z890 documentation for additional information on the new mapping tool, CHPIDs, and PCHIDs.

Dynamic I/O configuration support: Allows channel paths, control units, and devices to be dynamically added, changed, and deleted in multiple LCSSs. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

When z/VM is the controlling LPAR, z/VM's dynamic I/O support is designed to handle all of the new elements of the multiple Channel SubSystem facility for dynamic I/O configuration changes. To dynamically change the I/O configuration one of two techniques can be employed:

Spanned channel support

Transparent sharing of internal and external channels across LCSSs: When LCSSs were introduced on z990, transparent sharing of internal channels was introduced — sharing of HiperSockets and Internal Coupling Channels (ICs) between separate LCSSs. Support on zSeries 890 includes support for sharing of internal channels (HiperSockets and ICs), as well as sharing of external channels — FICON Express, ICB-3, ICB-4, ISC-3, and OSA-Express features; they can all now be configured as Multiple Image Facility (MIF) spanning channels, allowing sharing of channel resources across LPARs.

Spanned channels can be shared among LPARs across LCSSs. FICON Express, HiperSockets, ICs, ICB-3, ICB-4, ISC-3, and OSA-Express can be configured to multiple channel subsystems and be transparently shared by any or all of the configured LPARs without regard to the LCSS to which the LPAR is configured.

The following may be spanned:

Feature             CHPID type
 
Internal spanned channels
 
HiperSockets        IQD
IC                  ICP
 
External spanned channels
 
FICON Express       FC, FCP
ICB-3               CBP, Peer
ICB-4               CBP, Peer
ISC-3               CFS, Coupling Sender,
                     Compatibility mode
ISC-3               CFP, Peer
OSA-Express         OSC, OSD, OSE

Note: While the PCICA and PCIXCC features do not have CHPID types and are not identified as spanned channels, all LPARs in all LCSSs have access to the PCICA feature, up to 30 LPARs per feature. All LPARs in all LCSSs have access to the PCIXCC feature, up to 16 LPARs per feature.

For the minimum software requirements for all of the spanned channel types identified, refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement. Under certain circumstances earlier releases of the z/OS operating system are supported. Refer to the publication z/OS Migration (GA22-7499) for more details. An update to this publication, discussing the external spanned channel types, is planned to be available in the z/OS V1.6 timeframe.

The addition of FICON Express, ICBs, ISC-3, and OSA-Express to the line up of channel types that can be spanned satisfies the Statement of General Direction in Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.

Another breakthrough — More subchannels for increased connectivity: With two LCSSs come more subchannels. There has been a 63k subchannel limitation. Since there was one CSS, there was a maximum of 63k subchannels. With two LCSSs, each LCSS can have its own set of up to 63k subchannels.

With two LCSSs you can have:

This capability helps to relieve the I/O device configuration constraints experienced by large server configurations.

A giant step — Support for 30 Logical Partitions

Doubling the number of LPARs supported: Processor Resource/Systems Manager (PR/SM™), introduced in February 1988, allowed IBM S/390® and now zSeries to be logically partitioned. Prior to that time, IBM mainframes could only be physically partitioned. When IBM introduced PR/SM and Logical Partitions (LPARs), initially four LPARs were supported, growing to 10 LPARs in June 1992, followed by 15 LPARs in June 1997, and finally 30 LPARs at introduction of zSeries 990. zSeries 890 supports 30 LPARs, 15 LPARs per LCSS, except on the smallest sub-uniprocessor equipped capacity setting which supports a total of 15 LPARs.

Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

Dynamic add/delete of a Logical Partition name: The ability to add meaningful LPAR names to the configuration without a Power-On Reset is being introduced. Prior to this support, extra LPARs were defined by adding reserved names in the Input/Output Configuration Data Set (IOCDS), but one may not have been able to predict what might be meaningful names in advance.

Dynamic add/delete of an LPAR name allows reserved LPAR "slots" to be created in an IOCDS in the form of extra LCSS, Multiple Image Facility (MIF) image ID pairs. These extra LCSS MIF image ID pairs (CSSID/MIFID) can be later assigned an LPAR name for use (or later removed) via dynamic I/O commands using the Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD). The IOCDS still must have the extra I/O slots defined in advance since many structures are built based upon these major I/O control blocks in the Hardware System Area (HSA). This support on zSeries is exclusive to the z890 and z990 and z/OS and z/OS.e V1.6 (planned to be available September 2004).

Customer Initiated Upgrade Capacity — Technology on demand

Customer Initiated Upgrade enhancement: When your business needs additional capacity quickly, Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU) with the Express option is here to deliver it.

CIU is designed to allow you to respond to sudden increased capacity requirements by downloading and applying an IBM eServer zSeries Processor Unit (PU) and/or memory upgrade via the Web, using IBM Resource Link and the Remote Support Facility. IBM now has a faster process for upgrading your server. With the Express option on CIU, an upgrade may be installed as fast as within a few hours after order submission.

Permanent upgrades: Orders (MESs) of PUs and memory for IBM eServer zSeries servers that can be delivered by Licensed Internal Code, Control Code (LIC CC) are eligible for CIU delivery. This includes the upgrade of PUs for z800, z900, z890, and z990 as well as memory for z900 and z990, and limited memory upgrades for z890 (24 GB to 32 GB) and z990 servers up to the maximum available on the installed server.

While capacity upgrades to the processor itself are concurrent, your software may not be able to take advantage of the increased capacity without performing an Initial Program Load (IPL).

Temporary capacity

IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand: When your business needs short-term additional capacity, On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) is designed to deliver it. On/Off CoD is designed to temporarily turn on uncharacterized PUs available within the current machine as CPs, Internal Coupling Facilities (ICFs), IFLs, and zSeries Application Assist Processors (zAAPs).

Activation of this capability is mutually exclusive with CBU activation. Both On/Off CoD and CBU can reside on the server, but only one can be activated at a time. On/Off CoD is delivered through the function of CIU. To participate in this offering, you must have installed CIU Enablement (#9898) and On/Off CoD Enablement (#9896). Subsequently, you may concurrently install temporary capacity by ordering On/Off CoD Use Days (one of #6121 through #6471), On/Off CoD Active IFLs (#9888), On/Off Active ICFs (#9889), or On/Off CoD Active zAAP (#9893) up to the current capacity setting or the number of IFLs, ICFs, and zAAPs, respectively, and use the additional capacity for an indeterminate time. You will be billed for each On/Off CoD Active engine turned on in any given 24-hour period continuing until such On/Off CoD Active engine is turned off. Each month your bill will be calculated for the sum of all orders installed within the prior month. Monitoring will occur through the server call home facility and a bill will be generated if the capacity has been enabled for any portion of a calendar month. You will continue to be billed for use of temporary capacity until you return the server to the original state. After concurrently returning to the original state, you may choose to activate a new On/Off CoD upgrade which can be different from the previous upgrade. When you dispose of the server, or decide that you want to disable future temporary upgrades, you are required to remove the enablement feature, On/Off CoD Enablement (#9896).

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Connectivity abounds

What's new with HiperSockets?

HiperSockets, first introduced in October 2001, employs the Queued Direct Input/Output (QDIO) architecture for very high speed internal TCP/IP communication (network within the box — an independent internal LAN) between programs running on z/OS, z/OS.e, z/VM, or Linux on zSeries, or as guests under z/VM, whether in the same or in different LPARs on the same server. A synchronous data mover function transfers data at memory access speed with very low latency.

HiperSockets now supported by VSE/ESA: In VSE/ESA V2.7, IBM extended the support for HiperSockets to include the VSE/ESA environment. TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1.5 (a new release) provides support for HiperSockets. Refer to Software Announcement 203-043 , dated February 18, 2003.

HiperSockets VLAN support in a Linux environment: Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), IEEE standard 802.1q, are now being offered for HiperSockets in a Linux on zSeries environment. VLANs can reduce overhead by allowing networks to be organized for more optimal traffic flow; the network is organized by traffic patterns rather than physical location. This enhancement permits traffic to flow on a VLAN connection both over HiperSockets and between HiperSockets and an OSA-Express GbE, 1000BASE-T Ethernet, or Fast Ethernet feature.

Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

HiperSockets — Up to 16 internal LANs: When HiperSockets was introduced, up to four internal Local Area Networks (LANs) could be configured. That number is now being increased to up to 16 internal LANs. A HiperSockets channel must be spanned in order to communicate between LPARs in different LCSSs.

This support is exclusive on zSeries on z890 and z990. There are no prerequisite software requirements.

HiperSockets broadcast support for IPv4 packets — Linux, z/OS, z/VM: Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) broadcast packets are now supported over HiperSockets internal LANs. TCP/IP applications that support IPv4 broadcast, such as OMPROUTE when running Routing Information Protocol Version 1 (RIPv1), can send and receive broadcast packets over HiperSockets interfaces.

This support is exclusive on zSeries on z890 and z990. Broadcast for IPv4 packets is supported by z/OS V1.5 and later, z/VM V4.4 and later, as well as Linux on zSeries. Refer to Software Announcement 203-131 , dated May 13, 2003, and Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003. Also, refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement.

TCP/IP broadcast support for the OSA-Express features was announced in April 2002, and was made available in the following environments: z/VM V4.3 (May 2002), z/OS V1.4 (September 2002), and Linux on zSeries.

Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement.

HiperSockets spanned channels: As previously mentioned, HiperSockets (CHPID type IQD) can be configured to multiple Channel SubSystems and transparently shared by any or all configured LPARs without regard to the LCSS to which the LPAR is configured. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement.

HiperSockets Network Concentrator simplifying network addressing: HiperSockets Network Concentrator simplifies network addressing between HiperSockets and OSA-Express, allowing seamless integration of HiperSockets-connected operating systems into external networks, without requiring intervening network routing overhead, thus helping to increase performance and simplify configuration.

HiperSockets Network Concentrator is implemented between HiperSockets, OSA-Express, and Linux on zSeries. HiperSockets Network Concentrator provides support for unicast, broadcast, and multicast. There is no z/VM guest LAN support planned for HiperSockets Network Concentrator.

HiperSockets Network Concentrator was previously referred to as HiperSockets Linux Layer 2 Switch support when it was announced on z990 in May 2003. HiperSockets Network Concentrator is exclusive on zSeries on z890 and z990. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

A 75% increase in ESCON connectivity: With the introduction of two Logical Channel SubSystems (LCSSs), it is now possible to define up to a maximum of 420 ESCON channels on your z890 (240 on the smallest sub-uniprocessor equipped capacity setting), up to a maximum of 28 features. This can facilitate server consolidation. The maximum number of configurable CHPIDs is 256 per LCSS and per operating system image.

The high-density, 16-port Enterprise Systems CONnection (ESCON) feature can have 15 active channels. One is always reserved as a spare in the event of a failure of one of the other channels. When four channels are ordered, two 16-port ESCON features are installed and two channels are activated on each feature. After the first pair, ESCON features are installed in increments of one. ESCON channels continue to be ordered in increments of four.

ESCON supports five operating system environments: Enterprise Systems Connection (ESCON) is supported by OS/390®, z/OS, and z/OS.e as well as z/VM, VSE/ESA, TPF, and Linux on zSeries. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

Fiber Quick Connect, an integrated “quick” connect for ESCON channels: Fiber Quick Connect (FQC), coupled with the IBM Fiber Transport System (FTS) from IBM Network Integration and Deployment Services for enterprise fiber cabling, delivers a solution designed to help reduce the amount of time required for on-site installation and setup of cabling, to help minimize disruptions, and to isolate the activity away from the active server as much as possible. FQC facilitates adds, moves, and changes of ESCON multimode fiber optic cables in the data center.

The Fiber Quick Connect feature, for factory installation of IBM FTS direct-attach fiber harnesses, may be the right answer for your installation, to help minimize the number of jumper cables exiting the server and residing under the floor. FQC supports all installed ESCON features in all installed I/O cages.

Cabling is a customer responsibility. Refer to the IBM Networking Services section of this announcement for information on fiber optic cabling available from IBM Global Services. Refer to the Sales Manual for additional information on Fiber Quick Connect.

Parallel channels no longer supported: Parallel channels features are not supported on z890, just as they are not supported on z800 or z990. This is consistent with the Statement of General Direction in Hardware Announcement 100-323 , dated October 3, 2000.

Customers who are still using parallel-attached devices can obtain a parallel channel converter product:

For more information about Optica offerings, contact Optica directly at

FICON Express update

A 25% increase in the number of FICON Express channels: z890 supports up to a maximum of 20 FICON Express features, a total of 40 FICON channels (32 on the smallest sub-uniprocesor equipped capacity setting). This is a 25% growth over what was available on z800. Fibre Connection (FICON) Express continues to be a high-performance I/O channel optimized for efficient, high-speed communication. The FICON Express SX and LX features are capable of supporting an average of 3600 start I/Os per second on a channel that is 50% utilized. The FICON Express features (CHPID types FC and FCP) can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among LPARs within and across LCSSs.

The FICON Express features offer multiple I/O connectivity options:

                           CHPID
Function                   type      Connectivity
 
FICON Bridge               FCV       ESCON devices
FICON Native               FC        FICON devices
FICON CTC                  FC        Server-to-Server
                                      or LPAR-to-LPAR
Fibre Channel Protocol     FCP       SCSI disks/Linux

The FICON Express features support a 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) or 2 Gbps link data rate, auto-negotiating the speed, point-to-point, without application or end-user intervention. Two features continue to be available — FICON Express LX (long wavelength) for use with 9 micron single mode fiber optic cabling, and FICON Express SX (short wavelength) for use with 50 or 62.5 micron multimode fiber optic cabling. Refer to the Sales Manual for a more complete description of these features.

The most common use of these features continues to be FICON Native with large infrastructures often feeding terabytes of storage.

FICON natively supports five operating system environments: FICON (CHPID type FC) is supported natively by OS/390, z/OS, and z/OS.e as well as z/VM, VSE/ESA, TPF, and Linux on zSeries. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

Fiber optic cabling is a customer responsibility.

Refer to the Fiber optic cabling services from IBM Networking Services section of this announcement for information on fiber optic cabling services.

Cascaded Director support: On January 31, 2003, IBM made generally available the FICON Cascaded Director function. FICON Cascading enables two FICON Directors to be interconnected, or cascaded. FICON Cascading, used for cross-site connectivity, can help minimize the number of channels and cross-site connections helping to reduce implementation costs for disaster recovery applications such as Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (GDPS) and Remote Copy. This support is applicable to z800, z900, z890, and z990. Support is offered in z/OS V1.3 with PTFs or later releases. Support is also available with z/VM V4.4, and later.

For more information on Cascaded Directors, consult the I/O Connectivity Web site at

Maximum unrepeated distance between Cascaded Directors: For information regarding the maximum unrepeated distance supported between Cascaded Directors, refer to the following Web site and select the specific director product of interest

FCP for attachment to SCSI disks in Linux environments: The Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) capability, supporting attachment to Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) disks in Linux on zSeries environments, was made available on z800 and z900 February 20, 2003. This support is also available on the z890. This support is applicable to all of the FICON Express features supported on z890 when configured as CHPID type FCP.

Refer to the connectivity Web site listed at the end of this section for updated information on supported devices.

For Linux on zSeries using FCP-attached SCSI disks and operating as a guest under z/VM, z/VM V4.3, and later, is required.

z/VM V5.1 plans to provide the capability to install z/VM from a DVD to an Enterprise Storage Server™ (ESS) SCSI disk emulated as a Fixed-Block Architecture (FBA) disk as well as from a DVD to a 3390 disk. Thus, Linux guests may be started and run completely from FCP disks on your hardware configuration. Refer to the z/VM subset of the 2086DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket for any service required for z/VM support for SCSI IPL.

z/VM V5.1 supports SCSI-attached disks to be used for installation, IPL, and operation such as storing guest dumps, and other functions, while continuing to provide support for ESCON- or FICON-attached disk or tape.

z/VM SCSI support can allow a Linux server farm to be deployed on z/VM in a configuration that includes only SCSI disks.

Refer to Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003, for additional information on z/VM V4.4 and to Software Announcement 204-057 , dated April 7, 2004, for additional information on z/VM V5.1.

For Linux on zSeries support, refer to the Web site listed at the end of this FICON Express update section.

FICON/FCP intermix: On March 31, 2003, zSeries announced support for intermixing Fibre Connection (FICON) and the Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) within the same physical FICON Director. FICON/FCP intermix is supported on the McDATA Intrepid 6000 Series Directors and CNT FC/9000 Directors. Now a single director may be shared, on a port-by-port basis, between FICON-capable servers/devices and FCP-capable servers/devices.

FICON/FCP Intermix facilitates asset utilization. If you have chosen to implement small director footprints which can scale up over time, this may be of assistance as you pursue that strategy.

The Control Unit Port (CUP) continues to be used to communicate with operating systems, including Linux.

For additional details, refer to FICON/FCP White Papers which are available at the following Web sites

For Linux on zSeries support of FCP, refer to the following Web site for further information

For more information, consult IBM's I/O Connectivity Web site

FCP SAN management support: The zSeries 890 FICON Express features, when configured as FCP CHPID type, support the industry-standard interface for Storage Area Network (SAN) management tools. The FICON Express features may be used with industry-standard SAN management tools which leverage the Common Host Bus Adapter (HBA) Applications Programming Interface (API). The HBA API is used by management application programs to request SAN management services, enabling the management of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (FC HBAs) and the discovery of SAN resources.

SAN management software tool support for exploiting the z890 function of FCP SAN Management is to be delivered by software vendors. Software vendors are now welcome to include the Linux on zSeries FICON Express features as an additional platform for SAN management tool development and exploitation.

Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement.

Fibre Channel Protocol SCSI Initial Program Load: Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) Initial Program Load (IPL) allows the IPL of an operating system from a SCSI-type device attached via the zSeries FICON Express features when configured as a Fibre Channel Protocol channel (CHPID type FCP).

You may also IPL a standalone-dump program from a SCSI-type device attached via the zSeries FCP channel. The standalone dump program may also store the generated dump data on such a disk. Thus, the Linux-based LPARs may be started and operated completely from their FCP-attached disks in your hardware configuration. To use this function, a no-charge orderable platform feature (#9904) is required.

Delivery of SCSI IPL satisfies the Statement of General Direction ("IPL from FCP-attached disks") in Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.

z/VM V4.4, and later, support of SCSI IPL allows Linux and other guest operating systems that support SCSI IPL to be IPLed from FCP-attached SCSI disks when z/VM is running on a z800, z900, z890, z990, or equivalent server equipped with the SCSI IPL function. Thus, Linux guests may be started and run completely from FCP disks on your hardware configuration. z/VM V5.1 plans to provide support that can allow z/VM to be IPLed from SCSI-attached FCP disks. Refer to the z/VM subset of the 2086DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket for any service required for z/VM support for SCSI IPL. Refer to Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003, for additional information on z/VM V4.4 and to Software Announcement 204-057 , dated April 7, 2004, for additional information on z/VM V5.1.

Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for information on z/VM and Linux on zSeries requirements.

FICON Express performance improvement: Relative to the FICON Express performance documented in the whitepaper FICON and FICON Express Channel Performance Version 2.0, dated November 2003, a customer may see an increase of up to 15% in the maximum of 4K I/O operations per second. This improvement is based on laboratory measurements. The actual I/O rate a customer may see will vary with factors such as the I/O configuration used and the level of the channel LIC installed. This performance improvement was achieved with the FICON Express LX feature (#2319) and the FICON Express SX feature (#2320) on z890 using the May 2004 level of LIC with measurements averaged over four channels.

FCP availability enhancement — FCP concurrent patch: FICON, when configured as CHPID type FCP, supports concurrent patch allowing application of new Licensed Internal Code without requiring a configuration on/off. This is an exclusive FCP availability feature on zSeries offered on the z890 and z990 FICON Express features (#2319, 2320) when configured as CHPID type FCP. This concurrent patch capability requires the zSeries 890 May 2004 level of Licensed Internal Code.

Adding to the family of Directors supported by FICON: The FICON Express features now support attachment to the IBM M12 Director (2109-M12). This support became available October 14, 2003. A no-charge upgrade, Enterprise Operating System 4.1.2, is required for the IBM M12 Director.

The IBM M12 Director supports attachment of FICON Express channels on z890 via native FICON (CHPID type FC) and Fibre Channel Protocol (CHPID type FCP) supporting attachment to SCSI disks in Linux environments.

The FICON Express channels on the z890 continue to support attachment to McDATA Intrepid 6000 Series Directors and the CNT FC/9000 Directors.

For more information, refer to the IBM I/O Connectivity Web site

The OSA-Express family of LAN adapters

Now 40 connections to your network — a 67% increase over z800: With the introduction of z890, its increased processing capacity, and the availability of two Logical Channel Subsystems, the Open Systems Adapter family of Local Area Network (LAN) adapters is also expanding by offering up to a maximum of 40 ports of LAN connectivity per z890 (24 ports on the smallest sub-uniprocessor equipped capacity setting). You can choose any combination of OSA-Express features: the new OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet LX (#1364), the new OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet SX (#1365), the new OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#1366), and the current OSA-Express Token Ring (#2367). You can also carry forward on an upgrade from z800, OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet LX (#2364), OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet SX (#2365), OSA-Express Fast Ethernet (#2366), and OSA-Express Token Ring (#2367). There are no unique software requirements to support 40 connections.

New OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet features on z890: A new generation of Open Systems Adapter-Express (OSA-Express) Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) features first offered on zSeries with z990 is now also available on z890. New feature numbers have also been introduced. These new features are offered on new builds and replace the current OSA-Express GbE features (#2364, 2365) which can also be brought forward to z890 on an upgrade from z800. OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet (CHPID type OSD) can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among LPARs within and across LCSSs.

The new OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet SX (short wavelength) and OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet LX (long wavelength) features support Checksum Offload, and have a new connector type, LC Duplex, replacing the current SC Duplex connector. This conforms to the fiber optic connectors currently in use for ISC-3 and the FICON Express features which began shipping October 31, 2001.

The new OSA-Express GbE features continue to be dual-port features occupying a single I/O slot, and utilize one CHPID per port, two CHPIDs per feature. The OSA-Express GbE features continue to support Queued Direct Input/Output (QDIO) mode only, full-duplex operation, and jumbo frames.

The current OSA-Express GbE features are supported on z890 on an upgrade from z800, OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet LX (#2364) and OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet SX (#2365). The connector remains the same, SC Duplex.

These new features on zSeries are exclusive to z890 and z990. There are no unique software dependencies for the new OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet features, with the exception of the Checksum Offload support. Refer to the Checksum Offload text in this announcement for more details. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

Refer to the Standards section of this announcement for conformance information as well as additional information on the features.

1000BASE-T Ethernet — A new copper Ethernet: A new copper Ethernet feature is being introduced on z890. This new feature is offered on new builds and replaces the current OSA-Express Fast Ethernet (#2366) which can also be brought forward to z890 on an upgrade from z800. OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet (CHPID types OSC, OSD, OSE) can be defined as a spanned channel and can be shared among LPARs within and across LCSSs.

This new feature, 1000BASE-T Ethernet, is capable of operating at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps) using the same Category 5 Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cabling infrastructure that is utilized for Fast Ethernet. The new Gigabit over copper adapter allows a migration to gigabit speeds wherever there is a copper cabling infrastructure instead of a fiber optic cabling infrastructure.

The new 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature supports:

When configured at 1 Gbps (1000 Mbps), the 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature has the following attributes:

There are no unique software dependencies for the new 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature, with the exception of the Checksum Offload support. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

Refer to the Standards section of this announcement for conformance information as well as additional information on the feature.

OSA-Express Integrated Console Controller: Today, IBM is introducing a new function for the Open Systems Adapter-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature and a new Channel Path Identifier (CHPID) type, OSC. The new Open Systems Adapter-Express Integrated Console Controller (OSA-ICC) function supports TN3270E (RFC 2355) and non-SNA DFT 3270 emulation. Now, 3270 emulation for console session connections is integrated in the zSeries 890 via a port on the OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature. This can eliminate the requirement for external console controllers (2074, 3174), helping to reduce cost and complexity. Each port can support up to 120 console session connections.

OSA-ICC support on zSeries is exclusive to z890 and z990 and is available via the OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature, only. OSA-ICC can be configured on a port-by-port basis; a port on the 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature can be configured as CHPID type OSC, OSD, or OSE.

Refer to IBM eServer zSeries 990 and 890 Open Systems Adapter-Express Integrated Console Controller User's Guide (SA22-7990) for installation and setup assistance. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

Checksum Offload for IPv4 packets when in QDIO mode — z/OS and Linux: A new function, Checksum Offload, offered for the new OSA-Express GbE and 1000BASE-T Ethernet features, is being introduced for the Linux on zSeries and z/OS environments. Checksum Offload provides the capability of calculating the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Internet Protocol (IP) header checksums. Checksum verifies the correctness of files. Because the checksum calculations are moved to a Gigabit or 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature, host CPU cycles are reduced and performance is improved.

When checksum is offloaded, the OSA-Express feature performs the checksum calculations for Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) packets. This function applies to packets which actually go onto the Local Area Network (LAN) or come in from the LAN. When multiple IP stacks share an OSA-Express, and an IP stack sends a packet to a next hop address owned by another IP stack sharing the OSA-Express, OSA-Express sends the IP packet directly to the other IP stack without placing it out on the LAN. Checksum Offload does not apply to such IP packets. This function does not apply to IPv6 packets. TCP/IP will continue to perform all checksum processing for IPv6 packets. This function also does not apply to ICMP checksum processing. TCP/IP will continue to perform processing for ICMP checksum.

Checksum Offload is supported by the new OSA-Express GbE features (#1364, 1365) and the new 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature (#1366) when operating at 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps). This is applicable to the QDIO mode only.

Checksum offload support is available with z/OS V1.5. Refer to Software Announcement 203-131 , dated May 13, 2003.

Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for z/OS and Linux on zSeries support.

Full VLAN support for z/OS to increase traffic flow when in QDIO mode: z/OS Communications Server (CS) now supports Virtual Local Area Network Identifications (VLAN IDs). Support is offered for one global VLAN (ID) per IP version per TCP/IP stack:

Previously CS supported VLAN priority tagging. CS will support both priority tagging and VLAN IDs.

VLAN support conforms to the IEEE 802.1q standard which defines a VLAN as a subset of the active topology of the LAN. VLANs ease the administration of logical groups of users so that they can communicate as if they were on the same LAN. VLANs can increase traffic flow and reduce overhead by allowing the organization of networks by traffic patterns rather than by physical location.

Full VLAN support is offered in z/OS V1.5 Communications Server. Full VLAN support is available on the following OSA-Express features: 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#1366), Fast Ethernet (#2366), and Gigabit Ethernet (#2364, 2365, 1364, 1365) when in QDIO mode. This support is applicable to z800, z900, z890, and z990. Refer to Software Announcement 203-131 , dated May 13, 2003.

Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) support for z/VM: z/VM V4.4, and later, exploits the VLAN technology and implements the IEEE 802.1q standard. TCP/IP for z/VM supports Virtual Local Area Network Identifications (VLAN IDs). In z/VM V4.4, support is offered for one global VLAN ID for IPv4. In z/VM V5.1, support is offered for one global VLAN ID for IPv6. The z/VM TCP/IP stack supports one VLAN ID per OSA-Express port. Each port can be configured with a different VLAN ID.

Support is offered for the following OSA-Express features: 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#1366), Fast Ethernet (#2366), and Gigabit Ethernet (#2364, 2365, 1364, 1365) when in QDIO mode. This support is applicable to z800, z900, z890, and z990.

Refer to Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003, and to Software Announcement 204-057 , dated April 7, 2004.

VLAN support for Linux on zSeries: VLAN (IEEE 802.1q) support in a Linux on zSeries environment is supported for the OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet, 1000BASE-T Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet features when in QDIO mode. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement.

Intrusion Detection Services (IDS) enhancements: In z/OS V1.5 Communications Server, interface flood detection (Denial of Service — DoS) was added to the current IDS support. In the case where the interface flood is occurring on an OSA-Express QDIO interface, the source MAC address of packets can be identified. IDS can help detect attacks on the TCP/IP stack that would potentially harm its ability to function normally and cause a misuse of server resources.

The source MAC identification feature on zSeries is exclusive to z890 and z990 and supported by all of the OSA-Express features on z890 when in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD). Refer to Software Announcement 203-131 , dated May 13, 2003.

Now 160 TCP/IP stacks per OSA-Express port when in QDIO mode: TCP/IP connectivity is now increased with the capability to allow up to a maximum of 160 IP stacks per OSA-Express port and 480 devices. There is up to a maximum of 84 IP stacks and 254 devices per LPAR. There continue to be four QDIO priorities. Previously, the OSA-Express features, when configured for QDIO, had been capable of supporting up to 80 IP stacks and 240 devices.

This support is applicable to all of the OSA-Express features available on z890, either as a new build z890 or on an upgrade from z800 when using QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD). This support is offered in the z890 Licensed Internal Code (LIC). There are no prerequisite software requirements.

OSA/SF Java GUI for client operating system independence: A new version of the Open Systems Adapter/Support Facility (OSA/SF) is available and includes a Java language-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) in support of the client application. The Java GUI is independent of any operating system/server (transparent to operating system), and is expected to operate wherever the Java 1.4 runtimes are available. Interoperability testing has been performed for Windows™ 2000, Windows XP, and Linux on zSeries. In the past, workstation support was downloaded to a client supporting Windows NT™, Windows 95, or OS/2®. Use of the GUI is optional; a REXX command interface is also included with OSA/SF. OSA/SF is not required to set up the OSA-Express features in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).

OSA/SF has been, and continues to be, integrated in z/OS, z/OS.e, OS/390, z/VM, and VSE/ESA and runs as a host application. For OSA/SF, Java GUI communication is supported via TCP/IP only. In the past, communication was supported via EHLLAPI (3270), APPC, and TCP/IP.

This new integrated version of OSA/SF is a complete replacement for the currently integrated versions in z/OS, z/OS.e, OS/390, and VSE/ESA. This new version of OSA/SF is not being offered as a separately orderable program product.

The OSA/SF is used primarily to:

This deliverable is a complete replacement for OSA/SF V2.1 (5655-B57). A separately orderable program product is no longer available. This new integrated version is applicable to all in service releases of z/OS, z/OS.e, OS/390, z/VM, and VSE/ESA.

In the z/OS and z/OS.e environments, delivery will be via the z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature and the z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update feature and z990 Compatibility for Selected Releases Web deliverable (for releases OS/390 V2.10, z/OS V1.2, z/OS V1.3, and z/OS.e V1.3).

The new version of OSA/SF is integrated in z/VM V4.4, and later, and replaces OSA/SF V2.1. In currently supported versions/releases of z/VM and VSE/ESA, the new version will be delivered as a PTF and will overlay OSA/SF V2.1.

This support is applicable to all OSA-Express and OSA-2 features on all supported servers.

Note: The OSA-2 features are not available on z890 nor z990.

Refer to Software Announcement 203-131 , dated May 13, 2003.

Refer to Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003.

OSA-Express SNMP update: The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) allows network managers to monitor network devices and their functions, and identify problems in a TCP/IP environment. A separate standard, Management Information Base (MIB), defines the set of variables that SNMP servers maintain. The OSA-Express features support SNMP.

The OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent and the OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent MIB were first introduced in April 2002, for the QDIO mode only (CHPID type OSD). Prior to the introduction of the OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent, OSA-Express management data was only available with the z/OS Communications Server TCP/IP subagent which required the OSA/SF to obtain the data.

With the release of the OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent, OSA/SF was no longer required to manage SNMP data for the OSA-Express features when configured in QDIO mode. With the introduction of Direct SNMP subagent support for LCS (see below), Direct SNMP subagent supported has been expanded to include TCP/IP when configuring a LAN Channel Station (LCS) connection when in non-QDIO mode (CHPID type OSE).

Traps and Set now supported: IBM is introducing, today, enhanced support for the OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent to include Traps and Set, in addition to the previously released Get and GetNext support. Support for Traps and Set helps network managers to seamlessly integrate the zSeries OSA-Express features with the overall SNMP management strategy.

Trap support allows the SNMP manager to asynchronously receive an alert when one or more conditions are met, thus enabling a central source access to all information relating to the network connections. Direct SNMP users may configure the manager to send a Trap notification when the status of an OSA-Express port has changed.

Set support allows an SNMP manager to change a value identified by an Object Identifier (OID) in the OSA-Express Management Information Base (MIB). The initial object made settable in this implementation is the ability to set Traps on/off. Setting Traps "off" can be helpful if excessive Traps are being reported at the SNMP console.

Trap and Set support applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z890 and z990 when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD). Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent support for LCS: IBM is introducing, today, expanded support for Direct Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to now include TCP/IP when configuring a LAN Channel Station (LCS) connection. This applies to the non-QDIO mode (CHPID type OSE) when carrying TCP/IP traffic.

This support applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z890 and z990, and at availability will be exclusive in z/OS to z/OS V1.6. Direct SNMP for LCS when configured in non-QDIO mode supports the same SNMP requests and alerts offered in QDIO mode — Get, GetNext, Trap, Set.

In the past, Direct SNMP subagent support was exclusive to the QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD). Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

Performance data reflecting OSA-Express utilization: In May 2003, IBM announced a usability enhancement via the Direct SNMP subagent to return performance data, in individual objects, for each image reflecting OSA-Express utilization without the need to "decode" a larger object that previously contained all of the information. The information returned includes the percentage of time the microprocessor was utilized to transfer data, as well as the number of inbound and outbound packets.

This support applies to all of the OSA-Express features supported on z800, z900, z890, and z990 when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD). Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

Summarizing the OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent support offered via the OSA-Express features that is available via zSeries 890 Licensed Internal Code (LIC):

For more information on SNMP support as well as the applicable features and modes of operation, refer to the Open Systems Adapter-Express Customer's Guide and Reference (SA22-7935). Refer also to the Software requirements section of this announcement.

The zSeries 890 May 2004 LIC includes support for the following:

Note: Direct SNMP for LCS when configured in non-QDIO mode is planned to be available in the z/OS V1.6 timeframe.

The OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent MIB information can be found on Resource Link.

If you subscribe to the document OSA-Express Direct SNMP subagent MIB module , you will receive e-mail notification of document changes.

OSA-Express usability enhancement — Port name relief: When configuring an OSA-Express feature in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD), specification of a PORTNAME is no longer required as part of the operating system configuration and can be omitted if not needed by the operating system. For compatibility purposes, OSA-Express will now permit activation with or without a PORTNAME.

Prior to this change, operating system administrators that wished to share an OSA-Express were required to coordinate the configuration of the PORTNAME (configure matching names). If a mismatch occurred, activation would fail. To avoid the coordination effort when multiple operating systems share an OSA-Express, this usability enhancement has been introduced.

Operating Systems notes:

  1. z/OS

    z/OS Communications Server (z/OS CS) still requires the use of the OSA-Express PORTNAME. The PORTNAME must be the same among all z/OS systems (or any operating system that still uses PORTNAME) sharing the OSA-Express CHPID.

  2. z/VM

    In a z/VM environment when using a guest LAN with a simulated OSA-Express QDIO feature, the PORTNAME may now be omitted when configuring the device. For example, in z/VM TCPIP the PORTNAME is specified on the OSD DEVICE statement and now may be omitted. Linux on zSeries guests may now omit the PORTNAME in the add_parms command of the qeth interface parameters.

    For z/VM V4.3 corequisites refer to the z/VM subset of the 2086DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket. This function is integrated in z/VM V4.4.

  3. Linux on zSeries images may now omit the PORTNAME in the add_parms command of the qeth interface parameters. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement.

This usability enhancement is supported on all of the OSA-Express features offered on z800, z900, z890, and z990. This support is applicable to all of the OSA-Express features in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD).

Introducing new OSA-Express GbE features on z800: New OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) features are being introduced on z800, to replace the currently available OSA-Express GbE features. OSA-Express GbE LX feature number 1364 replaces feature number 2364. OSA-Express GbE SX feature number 1365 replaces feature number 2365. The functions of these new OSA-Express GbE features are equal to the functions currently available on z800. There are no changes. Refer to the z800 Sales Manual for details on these features. There are no unique software requirements.

These new GbE features have a new connector type, LC Duplex, replacing the current SC Duplex connector. This conforms to the fiber optic connectors currently in use for the ISC-3 and FICON Express features on z800.

When feature numbers 1364 and 1365 are made available third quarter, 2004, feature numbers 2364 and 2365 will no longer be orderable. There are no unique software dependencies for the new OSA-Express GbE features on z800.

OSA-Express Token Ring outlook: The demand for Token Ring in mainframe environments continues to decline. IBM zSeries is seeing an increasing shortage of Token Ring components as suppliers discontinue the manufacture of Token Ring.

A migration from a Token Ring to an Ethernet environment should be a part of all long-term LAN planning.

OSA-Express ATM no longer supported: The OSA-Express Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) features are not supported on z890. ATM is not offered as a new build option on z890 and ATM is not offered on an upgrade from z800. This is consistent with the Statement of General Direction in Hardware Announcement 102-123 , dated April 30, 2002.

If ATM connectivity is still desired, a multiprotocol switch or router with the appropriate network interface (for example, 1000BASE-T Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet) can be used to provide connectivity between the z890 and an ATM network.

Further integration of cryptographic support with z890

New cryptographic function on every Central Processor (CP): To achieve the required throughput and implement new functions while maintaining balanced usage of server resources, integrated hardware is key. zSeries introduces the Message Security Assist Architecture along with the new CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) delivering cryptographic support on every CP — data encryption and decryption with support of Data Encryption Standard (DES), Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES), and Secure Hash Algorithm-1 (SHA-1). This offers balanced use of server resources and is designed to provide unprecedented scalability — a z890 can have from one to four CPs, depending upon capacity setting, and data rates at up to 1.8X or more faster than the CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor Facility (CCF). Since these cryptographic functions are implemented in each and every CP, the association of cryptographic functions to specific CPs, as was done with previous generations of zSeries, is eliminated.

The DES and TDES functions use clear key values. The SHA-1 function is shipped enabled. However, DES and TDES functions require enablement of the CPACF function (#3863) for export control.

For IBM and customer-written programs, the CPACF for DES, TDES, and SHA-1 functions can be invoked by five new problem state instructions as defined by an extension to the zSeries architecture.

Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

PCIXCC for more secure encrypted transactions with higher performance: The PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCIXCC) (#0868) is a replacement for the PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCICC) (#0861) and the CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor Facility that were offered on z800. All of the equivalent PCICC functions that are implemented are designed to offer higher performance. In addition, the functions on the CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor Facility used by known applications have also been implemented in the PCIXCC feature. All LPARs in all LCSSs have access to the PCIXCC, up to 16 LPARs per feature. While a PCIXCC feature occupies an I/O slot it does not use CHPIDs.

The PCIXCC feature supports:

The CPACF feature (#3863) must be enabled to use the PCIXCC feature. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

z/VM V5.1 provides dedicated-queue support for secure key and clear key cryptographic functions for z/OS guests and shared-queue and dedicated-queue support for clear key cryptographic functions for Linux guests, with up to 256 dedicated queues, using the PCIXCC feature. z/VM guest support for the PCIXCC feature satisfies the Statement of General Direction in Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003, and Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.

Linux on zSeries support for the PCIXCC feature was delivered as an Open Source contribution in January 2004, via

Linux on zSeries support for the PCIXCC feature satisfies the Statement of General Direction in Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.

Refer also to the Software requirements section, Supplemental section, and Limitations section of this announcement for further information. Refer to the Sales Manual for a complete description of the PCIXCC feature.

PCIXCC User-Defined Extensions to support unique requirements: User-Defined Extensions to the Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) support program that executes within the PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor are expected to be supported via an IBM Service Offering. For unique customer applications, the PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor will support the loading of customized cryptographic functions on z890. Support is available via ICSF and the z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support Web deliverable.

Under a special contract with IBM, PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor customers will gain the flexibility to define and load custom cryptographic functions themselves. This service offering can be requested via the IBM "Cryptocards" Web site by selecting the "Custom Programming" option.

The Web site will direct your request to an IBM Global Services (IGS) location appropriate for your geographic location. A special contract will be negotiated between you and IGS, covering development of the UDX by IGS per your specifications as well as an agreed-upon level of the UDX. The contract may also include e-mail, telephone, or on-site support if negotiated (IGS may subcontract any piece of this work to a third-party vendor).

The CP Assist for Cryptographic function (#3863) is a prerequisite when ordering the PCICA and PCIXCC features and utilizing any of the functions/enhancements identified in this announcement.

PCIXCC support for double length DUKPT: Derived Unique Key Per Transaction (DUKPT) is a key management method that allows you to write applications that implement the DUKPT algorithm as defined by the ANSI X9.24 standard, providing added security for point of sale transactions. At introduction, IBM supported single length DUKPT on zSeries 990. Now, IBM is introducing support for double length DUKPT on the z890 and z990 for the PCIXCC feature. This support on OS/390 and z/OS is exclusive to the OS/390 V2.10, z/OS, and z/OS.e environments and is part of the ICSF Web deliverable z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

PCIXCC support for EMV 2000 Standard: Europay Mastercard and Visa (EMV) support allows you to write applications that comply with the EMV 2000 standard, which is used for financial transactions among heterogeneous hardware and software. Support for the EMV 2000 standard applies only to the PCIXCC feature and to z890 and z990. This support on OS/390 and z/OS is exclusive to the OS/390 V2.10, z/OS, and z/OS.e environments and is part of the ICSF Web deliverable z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

PCICA and PCIXCC support for PKD service enhancement: The Public Key Decrypt (PKD) service has been upgraded to support a Zero-Pad option for clear RSA private keys. With this support, PKD can be used as an accelerator for raw RSA private operations, including the use of CRT format keys. This enhancement applies to z890 and z990, to the OS/390 V2.10, z/OS, and z/OS.e environments, and is part of the ICSF Web deliverable z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

PCICA and PCIXCC support for PKE service enhancement: The Public Key Encrypt (PKE) service has been enhanced to support the Mod_Raised_to Power (MRP) function. The MRP function can be used to offload the compute-intensive portion of the Diffie-Hellman protocol for both the PCICA and PCIXCC features for improved performance and more efficient use of CP resources. This enhancement on OS/390 and z/OS, applies to z890 and z990, and is exclusive to the OS/390 V2.10, z/OS, and z/OS.e environments, and is part of the ICSF Web deliverable z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support. Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for further information.

PCICA — Continued cryptographic support for e-business environments: The PCI Cryptographic Accelerator (PCICA) feature, supported on z800, is available on z890 and may be carried forward on upgrades from z800 to z890. This hardware-based cryptographic solution continues to address the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) performance needs of on demand businesses. The SSL and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols are essential and widely used protocols to help support secure e-business applications. Compute-intensive public key cryptographic processes as used by SSL/TLS can be offloaded from the host to the PCICA feature to help reduce CP usage and to increase system throughput. All LPARs in all LCSSs have access to the PCICA, up to 30 LPARs per feature. While a PCICA feature occupies an I/O slot it does not use CHPIDs.

The new z890 server is designed to provide increased secure Web transaction performance by supporting up to 2,900 SSL handshakes per second when running on a properly configured system. The SSL rate was achieved with a z890 with four processors and four PCICA cards (two features), May 2004 licensed internal code, z/OS V1R5 with z890 support, ICSF FMID HCR 770A, and SSL R14 driver. These measurements are examples of the maximum transactions per second achieved in a lab environment with no other processing occurring and do not represent actual field measurements. Details are available upon request. To enable the use of the PCICA feature, the CPACF feature (#3863) must be installed.

Beginning with z/VM V4.2, z/VM support of PCICA provides clear key RSA support for a considerably large number of Linux guests enabling hardware SSL acceleration. z/VM V5.1 will provide dedicated-queue support for clear key cryptographic functions for z/OS guests and shared-queue support for clear key cryptographic functions for Linux guests.

With VSE/ESA V2.7 and IBM TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1.5, support is offered for the PCICA feature.

Refer to the Supplemental section, Limitations section, and Software requirements section of this announcement for further information on the PCICA feature. Refer to the Sales Manual for a complete description of the PCICA feature.

Trusted Key Entry (TKE) 4.1 code level workstation: The TKE 4.1 code level workstation is an optionally priced feature that provides a basic key management system. The key management system allows an authorized person a method for key identification, exchange, separation, update, backup, and management. The TKE workstation is a tool for security administrators to use in setting up and establishing the security policy and placing it into production. The TKE feature is a combination of workstation hardware and software networked-connected to z890. The TKE workstation and 4.1 code level are designed to provide a security-rich, flexible method of providing master key entry (and now operational key entry), and to locally and remotely manage Cryptographic Coprocessor features.

TKE 4.1 code level for secure operational key entry: The TKE 4.1 code now provides a security-rich local and remote method of providing operational key entry, along with the master key entry that was previously announced. This support applies to the Cryptographic Coprocessor features and is exclusive to z890 and z990.

Operational key entry via the TKE workstation satisfies the Statement of General Direction in Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003. Customers with TKE 3.X installed workstations may carry them forward to control legacy systems only. An update from TKE 3.0 or TKE 3.1 code levels to TKE 4.1 code level is required to control the z890. To use the TKE function, the PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCIXCC) feature, the TKE 4.1 code level, and the CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) must be installed.

z890 cryptographic migration: The IBM PCI Cryptographic Accelerator (#0862) is supported on z890, and can be carried forward on an upgrade from z800.

Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement for Web deliverables to support PCICA and TKE and exploit PCIXCC.

Fiber optic cabling services from IBM Networking Services

Fiber optic cabling complexity continues to be a reality of the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure as diverse protocols (ESCON, FICON, FCP, Gigabit Ethernet) and industry-standard small form factor (SFF) connectors continue to proliferate in the enterprise. If your enterprise has multiple generations of products, the problem can be exacerbated. Even more critical is the availability of skills and dedicated personnel tasked to support the short-term as well as the long-term requirements of the IT infrastructure in addition to supporting the open systems e-business environment.

To satisfy the cabling requirements of z800, z900, z890, and z990, IBM Networking Services has fiber optic cabling services. IBM Network Integration and Deployment Services for zSeries fiber cabling provides planning and installation services for individual fiber optic connections. IBM Network Integration and Deployment Services for enterprise fiber cabling provides planning for IBM Fiber Transport System trunking components and installation services for small, medium, and large enterprises.

Refer to Services Announcement 603-012 , dated May 13, 2003.

IBM Networking Services is continually working to help ensure IBM has a comprehensive set of services geared for today and tomorrow. These services take into consideration the requirements for all of the protocols and media types supported on zSeries (for example, ESCON, FICON, Coupling Links, OSA), whether the focus is the data center, the Storage Area Network (SAN), the Local Area Network (LAN), or the end-to-end enterprise.

Fiber optic cabling services from IBM Networking Services make the most of your cabling investments. IBM has the skills to facilitate the design and installation of your cabling with the consulting services so critical when the clock matters. Knowing that new installations, upgrades, and relocations require intelligent execution, IBM offers comprehensive solutions to help reduce the complexity and simplify the process. The zSeries fiber cabling services and enterprise fiber cabling services have been designed to solve the IT infrastructure dilemmas at the product level and the enterprise level.

These services can meet the needs of your server configurations be they small, medium, or large. IBM connectivity experts will help you select the option that is best suited to achieve your business goals, and to simplify the zSeries deployment with effective on-site fiber optic cable planning and installation support.

Fiber optic cables, cable planning, labeling, and installation are all customer responsibilities for new z890 installations and upgrades. Fiber optic conversion kits and Mode Conditioning Patch (MCP) cables are not orderable as features on z890. Installation Planning Representatives (IPRs) and System Service Representatives (SSRs) will not perform the fiber optic cabling tasks without a services contract.

Under the zSeries fiber cabling services umbrella there are three options to provide individual fiber optic cables (jumper cables, conversion kits, MCP cables) for connecting to z800, z900, z990, or z890.

Options 1 and 2 can be combined within one statement of work to provide comprehensive upgrade coverage.

Under the enterprise fiber cabling services umbrella there are two options to provide fiber optic trunk cables (fiber optic trunk cables, fiber harnesses, panel-mount boxes) for connecting to the z800, z900, z890, and z990.

A comprehensive evaluation of the enterprise helps to ensure your long-term planning goals can be achieved.

Enterprise fiber cabling services employ the use of a proven modular cabling system, the Fiber Transport System (FTS), which includes trunk cables, zone cabinets, and panels for your servers, directors, and storage devices.

FTS supports Fiber Quick Connect (FQC), a fiber harness integrated in the zSeries frame for "quick" connect, which is offered as a feature on zSeries for connection to ESCON channels.

Whether you choose a packaged service or a custom service, high-quality components are used to facilitate moves, adds, and changes in the enterprise to help prevent extending your maintenance "window."

Refer to the Planning information, Cabling responsibilities section of this announcement for more information or contact IBM Global Services for details.

Parallel Sysplex marches on

Enhancing the scalability of Parallel Sysplex

Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC) level 13: A new CFCC level available for the z890, CFCC level 13 provides Parallel Sysplex availability and performance enhancements.

CFCC enhanced patch apply: The CFCC patch apply process has been enhanced to eliminate the need for a power on reset (POR) of the z890 to apply a "disruptive" CFCC patch. This enhancement provides you the ability to:

This enhancement does not change the characteristics of a "concurrent" CFCC patch, but does significantly enhance the availability characteristics of a "disruptive" CFCC patch by making it much less disruptive.

Previously, small enhancements or "fixes" to the CFCC were usually distributed as a "concurrent" patch that could be applied while the CF was running. Occasionally, a CFCC patch was "disruptive." When such a "disruptive" change needed to be applied to a CF, it required a POR of the server where the CF was running. This was especially disruptive for those enterprises that had chosen to use internal CFs, because a POR of the server affects the CF where the change was to be applied and all other LPARs running on the same server. Further, if an enterprise was using multiple internal CFs on the same server (to support both a test and production configurations, for example), there was no way to selectively apply the "disruptive" patch to just one of the CFs — once applied, all the CFs on the server had the change. Consequently, the application of the "disruptive" CFCC patch was very disruptive from an operations and availability perspective.

Additional CFCC enhancements: CFCC level 13 also provides changes that will affect different software environments that run within a Parallel Sysplex. For example, DB2 data sharing is expected to see a performance improvement, especially for cast-out processing against very large DB2 group buffer pool structures.

Enhancing the availability of Parallel Sysplex: z890 fully supports System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing. This is a set of architectural extensions to Parallel Sysplex in support of duplexing of Coupling Facility structures for high availability. All three structure types — cache structures, list structures, and locking structures — can be duplexed using this architecture.

The IBM technical paper System Managed CF Structure Duplexing (GM13-0103) includes information about:

This paper is available at

z890 Coupling Link options for Parallel Sysplex

ICs, ICBs, and ISC-3 on z890: Like its predecessor, z890 supports Internal Coupling Channels (ICs), Integrated Cluster Bus (ICB), and InterSystem Channel-3 (ISC-3) for passing information back and forth in a Parallel Sysplex environment. These technologies are all members of the family of Coupling connectivity options available on z890.

Internal Coupling Channels (ICs) are for internal communication between Coupling Facilities and to other CFs or to z/OS images on the same server. ICs (CHPID type ICP) can be defined as spanned channels and can be shared among LPARs within and across LCSSs.

Integrated Cluster Buses (ICBs) are used for server-to-server communication over short distances. The newest ICB member, ICB-4, supports a link data rate of 2 gigabytes per second (GBps), compared to ICB-3, which supports a link data rate of 1 GBps. ICBs carry traffic over 10 meter (33 feet) copper cables, of which 3 meters is reserved for intra-server connection. ICB-3s and ICB-4s (CHPID type CBP) can be defined as spanned channels and can be shared among LPARs within and across LCSSs. z890 supports ICB-3 and ICB-4. z890 does not support ICB-2.

InterSystem Channel-3s (ISC-3s) are used for server-to-server communication over long distances — up to an unrepeated distance of 20 kilometers. ISC-3 supports a link data rate of 2 gigabits per second (Gbps) and carries traffic over 9 micron single mode fiber optic cabling. If the ISC-3 link is connected to another zSeries server and defined as a peer (CFP) mode channel, the link operates in peer mode, and the link is capable of 2 Gbps. The peer mode is used between zSeries servers only. If the link is connected to a coupling-capable server (G5/G6) which is not a zSeries and is defined as a sender/receiver (CHPID types CFS/CFR) channel, the link operates in compatibility mode, and the link is capable of 1 Gbps. The compatibility mode is used between a zSeries server and 9672 coupling-capable servers. ISC-3s (CHPID type CFS — Coupling Sender, compatibility mode, or CHPID type CFP — peer) can be defined as spanned channels and can be shared among LPARs within and across LCSSs.

Up to a 100% increase in ISC-3 physical connectivity versus z800: To continue to provide "horizontal" growth opportunities for Parallel Sysplex solutions, zSeries 890 is doubling the number of InterSystem Channel-3 (ISC-3) links, now supporting 48 ISC-3 link in peer mode — 12 features (four links per feature) versus the 24 ISC-3 links in peer mode offered on z800.

The family of Coupling Link options available on z890 is as follows:

Coupling Link options summary

Link                                                          Maximum
type          Name                Communication use           links
 
IC            Internal            Internal between            32
               Coupling            CFs and z/OS LPARs
               channel
 
ICB-3         Integrated          Server-to-server            16
               Cluster             z890 to z800, z900
               Bus-3
 
ICB-4         Integrated          Server-to-server            8
               Cluster             z890 to z890, z990
               Bus-4
 
ISC-3         InterSystem         Server-to-server            48
               Channel-3
  1. The maximum number of Coupling Links combined (ICs, ICB-3s, ICB-4s, and active ISC-3 links) cannot exceed 64 per server.
  2. A maximum of 48 ISC-3s can be defined in peer mode (operating at a link data rate of 2 Gbps) and a maximum of 32 ISC-3s can be defined in compatibility mode (operating at 1 Gbps, instead of 2 Gbps).
  3. An ISC-3 feature on a z890 can be connected to another zSeries server in peer mode (CHPID type CFP) operating at 2 Gbps or to a HiPerLink (ISC-2) on a G5/G6 in compatibility mode (CHPID type CFS/CFR — sender/receiver) operating at 1 Gbps.

Refer to the Sales Manual for a complete description of all of the Coupling Link options. There are unique cables for ICB-3 and ICB-4. Refer to the Sales Manual for additional information on these cables.

Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS) enhancements

GDPS, an industry-leading e-business continuity solution, is a multisite solution that is designed to provide the capability to manage the remote copy configuration and storage subsystems, automate Parallel Sysplex operational tasks, and perform failure recovery from a single point of control, thereby helping to improve application availability. GDPS supports both the synchronous Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC), as well as the asynchronous Extended Remote Copy (XRC) forms of remote copy. Depending on the form of remote copy, the solution is referred to as GDPS/PPRC or GDPS/XRC.

GDPS/PPRC and GDPS/XRC have been enhanced to include new functions.

GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap™ function: The GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap function is designed to broaden the availability attributes of GDPS/PPRC by extending the Parallel Sysplex redundancy to disk subsystems.

The Planned HyperSwap function provides the ability to:

The Planned HyperSwap function became generally available December 2002.

The Unplanned HyperSwap function contains additional function to transparently switch to use secondary PPRC disk subsystems in the event of unplanned outages of the primary PPRC disk subsystems or a failure of the site containing the primary PPRC disk subsystems.

The Unplanned HyperSwap function allows:

The Unplanned HyperSwap function became generally available February 2004.

GDPS/PPRC management for open systems Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs): GDPS/PPRC technology has been extended to manage a heterogeneous environment of z/OS and open systems data. If installations share their disk subsystems between the z/OS and open systems platforms, GDPS/PPRC, running in a z/OS system, can manage the PPRC status of devices that belong to the other platforms and are not even defined to the z/OS platform. GDPS/PPRC will also provide data consistency across both z/OS and open systems data.

GDPS/PPRC management of open systems LUNs became generally available February 2004.

GDPS supports PPRC over Fibre Channel links: In 2003, IBM TotalStorage® Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) announced support of PPRC over Fibre Channel for the ESS Model  800. Refer to Hardware Announcement 103-298 , dated October 14, 2003.

This support is designed to provide improved throughput (compared to ESCON), and a reduction in cross-site connectivity (two PPRC Fibre Channel links per ESS are considered sufficient for most customer workloads).

One of the potential benefits of this support is the ability for customers to increase the distance between sites while maintaining acceptable performance. GDPS/PPRC support for PPRC over Fibre Channel became generally available February 2004.

GDPS supports FlashCopy® v2 elimination of the LSS constraint: In 2003, IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) announced support of FlashCopy v2. Refer to Hardware Announcement 103-141 , dated May 13, 2003. Prior to this announcement, both source and target volumes had to reside on the same logical subsystem (LSS) within the disk subsystem. Since this constraint has been removed with FlashCopy v2, GDPS will now allow a FlashCopy from a source in one LSS to a target in a different LSS within the same disk subsystem. This new flexibility can help simplify administration and capacity planning for FlashCopy.

GDPS/PPRC support for FlashCopy v2 became generally available February 2004.

GDPS/PPRC and Cross-site Parallel Sysplex distance extended to 100 km: On October 31, 2003, IBM delivered, via a Request for Price Quote (RPQ), the capability to configure GDPS/PPRC or a multi-site Parallel Sysplex up to a distance of 100 kilometers (62 miles) between two sites. This extended distance can potentially decrease the risk that the same disaster will affect both sites, thus permitting enterprises to recover production applications at another site.

Support has been extended up to a distance of 100 km from the current capability of 50 km (31 miles) for:

The extended distance support for ETR and ISC-3 links is now consistent with other cross-site link technologies that currently support 100 km between two sites (such as FICON, Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy [PPRC], Peer-to-Peer Virtual Tape Server [PtP VTS]).

It should be noted that the maximum fiber optic cable distance between a pair of Sysplex Timers in an Expanded Availability configuration remains at 40 km (25 miles). Therefore, to achieve the extended distance of 100 km between sites, one of the options to be considered is locating one of the Sysplex Timers in an intermediary site that is less than 40 km from one of the two sites. Other potential options can be evaluated when the RPQ request is submitted to IBM for review.

Coordinated near continuous availability and disaster recovery for Linux guests: GDPS plans to exploit the new z/VM HyperSwap function to provide a coordinated near continuous availability and disaster recovery solution for z/OS and Linux guests running under z/VM. z/VM 5.1 provides a new HyperSwap function, so that the virtual device associated with one real disk can be swapped transparently to another. HyperSwap can be used to switch to secondary disk storage subsystems mirrored by PPRC. This solution is especially valuable for customers who share data and storage subsystems between z/OS and Linux on zSeries — for example, a SAP application server running on Linux on zSeries and a SAP DB server running on z/OS. HyperSwap can also be helpful in data migration scenarios to allow applications to migrate to new disk volumes without requiring them to be quiesced.

GDPS/PPRC will provide the reconfiguration capabilities for the Linux on zSeries systems and data in the same manner it does for z/OS systems and data. To support planned and unplanned outages, GDPS provides the following recovery actions:

This innovative continuous availability and disaster recovery solution requires IBM Tivoli® System Automation for Linux, and z/VM V5.1 in addition to the other GDPS/PPRC prerequisites.

Performance enhancements for GDPS/PPRC and GDPS/XRC configurations: Concurrent activation of Capacity Backup Upgrade (CBU) can now be performed in parallel across multiple servers, which results in an improved RTO. This improvement applies to both the GDPS/PPRC and GDPS/XRC configurations.

In a GDPS/XRC configuration, it is often necessary to have multiple System Data Movers (SDMs). The number of SDMs is based on many factors, such as the number of volumes being copied and the I/O rate. Functions are now capable of being executed in parallel across multiple SDMs, thus providing improved scalability for a coupled SDM configuration.

Analysis has shown that PPRC commands issued by GDPS will generate a large number of Write to Operator messages (WTOs) that may cause WTO buffer shortages and temporarily adversely impact system performance. The Message Flooding Automation function will substantially reduce the WTO message traffic and improve system performance by suppressing redundant WTOs.

The CBU and SDM Performance enhancements for GDPS/PPRC and GDPS/XRC became generally available March 24, 2003. The Message Flooding Automation function became generally available February 2004.

These GDPS enhancements are applicable to z800, z900, z890, and z990.

For a complete list of other supported hardware platforms and software prerequisites, refer to the GDPS executive summary white paper, available at

SNA Operations Management

With the industry move to TCP/IP networks, Systems Network Architecture (SNA) Operations Management commands will no longer be supported on z890 servers. These commands were previously used by the System Automation for OS/390 product as well as NetView®. It is recommended that you now use the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for your automation needs.

For detailed information on the SNMP APIs commands and environment requirements, refer to zSeries Application Programming Interfaces (SB10-7030). For more information on the SNA Operations Management command support that is not offered on z890, refer to Managing Your Processors (GC38-0452). Both publications are available via IBM Resource Link.

Reliability, availability, and serviceability

Continuing to provide high availability and reliable operation, z890 delivers features for Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS).

Processor Unit Sparing: Processor Units (PUs) not purchased by or reserved for a client will be available for transparent sparing and no repair action will be initiated as a result. Reserved, but currently unused PUs may be used for sparing but will generate a repair action. Where there are no available PUs, a failure will cause the client to run degraded by one processor until a repair action can be completed.

Coupling Facility Control Code enhanced patch apply: The Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC) patch apply process has been enhanced to eliminate the need for a power on reset (POR) of the z890 to apply a "disruptive" CFCC patch. A detailed description can be found in the Parallel Sysplex marches on section of this announcement.

Concurrent capacity upgrade: At planned availability, a z890 can leverage the inherent zSeries Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD) capability to be upgraded via the concurrent addition of additional PUs and I/O and limited memory upgrades (24 GB to 32 GB increment) with no disruption to current operations. However, while capacity upgrades to the processor itself are concurrent, your software may not be able to take advantage of the increased capacity without performing an Initial Program Load (IPL).

Sparing for Storage Protect Keys: The robust configuration of the Storage Protect Keys has been enhanced with chip sparing. Already a triple-array with parity protection and voting, the Key structure for z890 has added sparing, similar to Main Memory chip sparing, to further enhance the availability of this critical function.

Failure containment for the Memory Bus Adapter (MBA): MBAs are designed to provide the critical link between the z890 PUs and the I/O subsystem. The Model A04 has two MBAs. In the unlikely event of a catastrophic failure of an MBA chip, the z890 is designed to isolate the failure of that chip such that the remaining MBA chip continues to operate. This helps minimize the impact of a failure and allows for scheduling maintenance. These features give the z890 a very impressive RAS structure.

Software pricing

For updated software pricing, refer to Software Announcement 204-056 , dated April 7, 2004, EWLC Tiered Price Structure for IBM eServer zSeries and zELC for z890 Capacity Setting 110. In addition, software pricing MSUs for the z890 can be located at the following Web site

Resource Link

Resource Link is a customized Web-based solution, helping to provide customers everything needed to plan for, install, and maintain the zSeries 890 and associated software. Simply register for a no-charge Resource Link user ID and password to access product Planning, Education, and Library services.

The Resource Link Web address is

Other Resource Link functions include the use of Forums to collaborate with fellow product owners, links to hardware and software Fixes, hardware and software Problem solving databases, Services for servers, software and solutions, and Tools designed for specific server and software planning, installation, and configuration. Resource Link content includes:

Additional information

All offers are subject to availability. IBM reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. IBM is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors.

IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.

z890 connectivity summary

There are 28 I/O slots in one I/O cage. Two Logical Channel SubSystems (LCSSs) are supported with a maximum of 256 Channel Path IDentifiers (CHPIDs) per LCSS and per operating system image, and a total of 512 CHPIDs per system.

Per server

                       Maximum                Ports/
                       I/O slots              channels/
Feature       Minimum  used by   Maximum      increments   Purchase
name          features features  connections  per feature  increments
 
16-port ESCON 0(1)     28        420          16(2)        4(3)
                                 channels *   channels     channels
 
FICON Express 0(1)     20(4)     40           2            1
                                 channels *   channels     feature
 
STI-3(5)      0        8         NA           2 outputs    NA
ICB-3 link    0(1)     NA        16 links(6)  NA           1 link
 
ICB-4 link    0(1)     NA(7)     8 links(6)   NA           1 link
 
ISC-3(8)      0(1)     12        48 links(6)  4 links      1 link(9)
 
OSA-Express   0        20(4)     40 ports *   2 ports      1 feature
 
PCICA         0        2(4)      4            2            1 feature
                                 accelerator  accelerator
                                 cards        cards
 
PCIXCC        0(10)    4(4)      4            1            1(10)
                                 coprocessors coprocessor  feature
*
Except on the smallest sub-uniprocessor equipped capacity setting where less I/O capability is available
  1. A minimum of one I/O feature (ESCON, FICON Express) or one Coupling Link (ICB, ISC-3) is required.
  2. Each ESCON feature has 16 channels of which 15 channels may be activated. One channel is always reserved as a spare.
  3. ESCON channels are purchased in increments of four and are activated via Licensed Internal Code, Configuration Control (LIC CC). Channels are activated equally across all installed 16-port ESCON features for high availability.
  4. The maximum quantity of FICON Express, OSA-Express, PCICA, and PCIXCC in combination cannot exceed 20 features per server.
  5. The STI-3 distribution card which supports the ICB-3s resides in the I/O cage, occupying one I/O slot. Thus it is listed on this summary chart.
  6. The maximum number of Coupling Links combined (ICs, ICB-3s, ICB-4s, and active ISC-3 links) cannot exceed 64 per server.
  7. ICB-4s do not require connectivity to a card in the I/O cage. ICB-4s are not included in the maximum feature count for I/O slots.
  8. A maximum of 48 ISC-3s can be defined in peer mode (operating at a link data rate of 2 Gbps) and a maximum of 32 ISC-3s can be defined in compatibility mode (operating at 1 Gbps, instead of 2 Gbps).
  9. It is recommended that an initial order for ISC-3 include two links. ISC-3 is offered in one link increments. When two links are purchased, two ISC-3 features are shipped and activated links are balanced across ISC-3 features for high availability.
  10. PCIXCC feature increments are 0, 2, 3, or 4.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM eServer z890 is capable on delivery, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. Section 794d, as implemented by 36 C.F.R. Part 1194, provided that any Assistive Technology used with the Product properly interoperates with it.
 
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Product positioning

The IBM z890 is the latest member of the zSeries family. The z890 servers are intended to provide customers with the power and functionality of the latest zSeries product line, with improved granularity in capacity levels that fit their business. The range of the z890 will be positioned to extend up to 2.2 times higher than our z800 server as well as introducing a lower-capacity entry point than the smallest z800. The z890 is intended to support mission critical enterprise server requirements for e-business transaction processing and data management with the flexibility to respond to changing business demands by allowing it to grow in small or large increments — with your business, run multiple applications — with multiple operating systems if needed, and provide all current zSeries functionality, all on a single server. It is a lower entry price platform for customers who want z/Architecture benefits when running new workloads with Linux or z/OS.e, it is ideal for VSE/ESA customers who have growing traditional workloads along with growing Linux e-business applications, it is ideal for Linux and z/VM customers consolidating workloads onto a single zSeries server. In addition, the z890 offers an excellent application development platform for larger customers or Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) requiring 64-bit z/Architecture and advanced functions like a large number of CHPIDs, LPARs, HiperSockets, or FICON channels.

The z890 will provide a cost-effective and flexible server with the ability to help improve application performance, increase the number of users supported, support more transactions, increase scalability, and consolidate workloads beyond what is available on a z800, in a capacity your business requires.
 
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Statement of general direction

Token Ring on Hardware Management Console, SE, TKE workstation, IBM 2074: The z890 and z990 will be the last zSeries servers to offer Token Ring adapter features on the Hardware Management Consoles, Support Elements (SEs), and Trusted Key Entry (TKE) workstations. The IBM 2074 Model 3 Console Support Controller will be the last controller to offer Token Ring adapter features.

IBM zSeries is making these statements to allow enterprises sufficient opportunity to prepare for a migration to an Ethernet environment.

Hardware Management Consoles: Beginning with the next zSeries server after the IBM eServer zSeries z890 and z990, all new Hardware Management Consoles on all currently marketed zSeries servers are intended to become closed platforms. They will only support the Hardware Management Console application and not the installation of other applications such as the IBM ESCON Director and the IBM Sysplex Timer console applications.

When available, the next-generation Hardware Management Console is expected to communicate only with G5 servers and above (Multiprise® 3000, G5/G6, z800, z900, z890, z990).

TCP/IP is intended to be the only communications protocol supported.

OSA-Express Layer 2 support: IBM intends to extend its network virtualization capabilities with updates to OSA-Express, Virtual Switch, and guest LANs. When updated, these facilities will be designed to operate in Layer 2 mode (referring to Layer 2 of the Open Systems Interface [OSI] reference model). This is planned to allow destination and target nodes to be referenced by their Media Access Control (MAC) addresses instead of by Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which is intended to enable protocol-independent network connectivity. Layer 2 support applies to an OSA-Express feature when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD). Layer 2 support is expected to be applicable, initially, to the z/VM and Linux on zSeries environments.

ISC-3s in compatibility mode: IBM intends z890 and z990 to be the last family of zSeries servers to support:

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
 
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Reference information

Trademarks

 
z/Architecture, FICON, GDPS, VSE/ESA, Processor Resource/Systems Manager, PR/SM, Resource Link, PR/SM, Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex, Enterprise Storage Server, and HyperSwap are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, zSeries, z/VM, ESCON, Cross-Site, Parallel Sysplex, DB2, z/OS, eServer, S/390, OS/390, APPN, OS/2, TotalStorage, FlashCopy, Sysplex Timer, Tivoli, NetView, and Multiprise are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

Your primary source for education on the zSeries® 890 should be the courses provided in the Education section on the Resource Link™ Web site. You may also call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for other catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Publications

The following publications are shipped with the announced product:

Installation Manual      GC28-6826
Service Guide            GC28-6827
Safety Notices           G229-9054
Safety Inspection        GC28-6833

Publications for zSeries 890

Publications for the zSeries 890 can be obtained via Resource Link by accessing

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

z890 publication available April 7, 2004, in the Library section of Resource Link:

System Overview: SA22-6832

z890 publications available at general availability in the Library section of Resource Link:

Agreement for Licensed Internal Code                        SC28-6822
Application Programming Interfaces                          SB10-7030
Capacity Backup User's Guide                                SC28-6823
CHPID Mapping Tool User's Guide                             GC28-6825
Coupling Facility Channel I/O Interface                     SA23-0395
 Physical Layer
ESCON(R) and FICON(TM) Channel-to-Channel                   SB10-7034
 Reference
ESCON Physical Layer                                        SA23-0394
FICON I/O Interface Physical Layer                          SA24-7172
Hardware Management Console Operations                      SC28-6830
 Guide (V1.8.2)
Installation Manual for Physical Planning                   GC28-6828
Installation Manual                                         GC28-6826
 
IOCP User's Guide                                           SB10-7037
Maintenance Information for Desktop                         GC38-3115
 Consoles
Maintenance Information for Fiber                           SY27-2597
 Optic Links
Maintenance Information for ThinkPad(R)                     GC38-3117
 Consoles
Parts Catalog                                               GC28-6829
Planning for Fiber Optic Links                              GA23-0367
PR/SM(TM) Planning Guide                                    SB10-7036
Safety Notices                                              G229-9054
Safety Inspection                                           GC28-6833
Service Guide                                               GC28-6827
Standalone IOCP User's Guide                                SB10-7040
SCSI IPL -- Machine Loader Messages                         SC28-6839
Support Element Operations Guide                            SC28-6831
 (Version 1.8.2)

The following publication is currently available. To order, contact your IBM representative.

IBM Lotus® Domino™ 6.5 for Linux on zSeries Implementation

Revised:  February 23, 2004        ISBN:  0738499471

Explore the book online at

The following publication will be available at General Availability on May 28, 2004.

To order, contact your IBM representative.

                                 Order           Web
Title                            number          address
 
z890                             SG24-6310       www.redbooks.ibm.com
 Technical
 Introduction

The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number or product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe can visit the PNS Web site location at

The publications listed on the notification can be ordered by calling the Pubs Support Group in Raleigh at 800-879-2755, option 1.

The IBM Publications Center Portal

The Publications Center is a WW central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center.
 
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Services

Integrated Technology Services (IBM Global Services)

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

IBM Technology Services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure for e-business. We 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.

Visit the appropriate link below for details on services available dependent on the brand the product belongs to.

For details on education offerings related to the products listed, visit

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.

For more details on IBM Global Services capabilities, contact your IBM representative, or visit

Your IBM representative can help you determine availability of standard and customized services.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

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

Standards: PCIXCC feature designed for FIPS 140-2 Level 4 Certification — October 2003. ( Note: FIPS 140-2 Level 4 Certification has not yet been achieved.)

The OSA-Express family of LAN adapters conforms to the following standards.

The OSA-Express family of LAN adapters has the following characteristics:

OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet SX (#1365)

OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet LX (#1364)

OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet (#1366)

OSA-Express Token Ring (#2367)

Hardware requirements

For the appropriate peripheral hardware and device attachments, contact your IBM representative.

IBM devices previously attached to IBM S/370™ or S/390® systems are supported for attachment to z890 server channels, unless noted. The subject I/O devices must meet ESCON or FICON architecture requirements to be supported. I/O devices that meet OEMI architecture requirements are supported only via an external converter. Prerequisite Engineering Change Levels may be required. For further details, contact IBM service personnel. While this product supports devices as described above, IBM does not commit to provide support or service for an IBM device that has reached its End of Service effective date as announced by IBM.

Refer to the Key prerequisites section of this announcement for additional information regarding how to obtain external converters.

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

New hardware functions and capabilities with the IBM eServer® z890: In addition to the traditional functions of S/390 servers, the z890 when properly configured can provide:

Software requirements

Software requirements for zSeries 890

Note: zSeries 890 supports LPAR mode only.

zSeries 890 in the z/OS® and OS/390® environment is supported by the following:

Listed below are the descriptions of the features and Web deliverables indicated above:

zSeries 890 in the z/VM®, VSE/ESA™, TPF, and Linux on zSeries environments is supported by the following:

16 — 30 LPARs

In the z/OS environment, under certain circumstances, earlier releases of the operating systems are supported. Refer to the publication z/OS Migration (GA22-7499) for more details.

Greater than one Logical Channel SubSystem (LCSS) on zSeries 890

Dynamic I/O support on zSeries 890 allows channel paths, control units, and devices to be dynamically added, changed, and deleted in multiple LCSSs.

Dynamic Add/Delete of an LPAR name on zSeries 890

Extended Translation Facility on zSeries 990

zSeries Application Assist Processor (zAAP) on z890

Software requirements for spanned channels

Under certain circumstances earlier releases of the z/OS operating system are supported. Refer to the publication z/OS Migration (GA22-7499) for more details. An update to this publication, discussing the external spanned channel types, is planned to be available in the z/OS V1.6 timeframe.

Software requirements for Performance Assists

Software requirements for HiperSockets

Software requirements for the 16-port ESCON feature: The minimum software requirements apply to CHPID types CBY, CVC, CNC, and CTC except where indicated.

Software requirements for the FICON Express features

Software requirements for the OSA-Express features

Software requirements for cryptographic functions: Cryptographic support for z890 and z990 for OS/390 V2.10, z/OS V1.2 and later releases, and z890 for z/OS.e V1.3 and later releases is provided by the Web deliverables described below:

These Web deliverables are unpriced and can be downloaded at:

Note: The end of service for a Web deliverable occurs at the end of service for the release on which it runs.

Listed below are the minimum cryptographic software requirements for z890:

Limitations

OS/390 V2.10 and z/OS limited to LCSS0: OS/390 V2.10, z/OS V1.2, z/OS and z/OS.e V1.3, and z/OS and z/OS.e V1.4, with z990 and z890 compatibility support (z990 Compatibility for Selected Releases Web deliverable or z/OS V1.4 z990 Compatibility Support feature, or z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence feature) installed, can only be IPLed using LCSS0 when running in LPAR mode. However, these releases may run as a guest under z/VM 4.4, where z/VM 4.4 is using any channel subsystem. Therefore, you may run z/OS and z/OS.e (or OS/390 V2.10) in LCSS0, and z/VM in LCSS1 where one or more z/OS images are running as guests.

Note: With z/OS and z/OS.e V1.5, and later, z/OS V1.4 with the z/OS V1.4 z990 Exploitation Support feature installed, or z/OS.e V1.4 with the z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update feature installed, z/OS or z/OS.e can be IPLed on a z890 using any LCSS.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Customer responsibilities for site preparation: Information on customer responsibilities for site preparation can be found in the following publications which are available in the Library section of Resource Link at

Cable orders

Fiber optic cable orders: Fiber optic cables for z890 are available via IBM Networking Services.

IBM Networking Services has a comprehensive set of scalable solutions to address all cabling requirements, from product level to enterprise level. IBM Network Integration and Deployment Services for zSeries fiber cabling provides planning and installation services for individual fiber optic connections. IBM Network Integration and Deployment Services for enterprise fiber cabling provides planning, IBM Fiber Transport System trunking components, and installation services for small, medium, and large enterprises.

IBM Global Services (IGS) has the expertise and personnel available to effectively plan and deploy the appropriate cabling with the future in mind. These services may include planning, consultation, cable selection, installation, and documentation, depending upon the services selected.

These services are designed to be right-sized for your products or the end-to-end enterprise, and to take into consideration the requirements for all of the protocols and media types supported on zSeries (for example, ESCON, FICON, Coupling Links, OSA) whether the focus is the data center, the Storage Area Network (SAN), the Local Area Network (LAN), or the end-to-end enterprise.

IBM Networking Services are designed to deliver convenient, packaged services to help reduce the complexity of planning, ordering, and installing fiber optic cables. The appropriate fiber cabling is selected based upon the product requirements and the installed fiber plant.

The services are packaged as follows:

Under the zSeries fiber cabling services umbrella there are three options to provide individual fiber optic cables (jumper cables, conversion kits, MCP cables) for connecting to z800, z900, z890, or z990, each option incorporating a specific set of services.

Options 1 and 2 can be combined within one statement of work to provide comprehensive upgrade coverage.

Under the enterprise fiber cabling services umbrella there are two options to provide IBM Fiber Transport System (FTS) trunking commodities (fiber optic trunk cables, fiber harnesses, panel-mount boxes) for connecting to the z800, z900, z890, and z990.

Refer to the services section of Resource Link for further details. Access Resource Link at

Cabling responsibilities: Fiber optic cables, cable planning, labeling, and placement are all customer responsibilities for new installations and upgrades. Fiber optic conversion kits and Mode Conditioning Patch (MCP) cables are not orderable as features on z890. Installation Planning Representatives (IPRs) and System Service Representatives (SSRs) will not perform the fiber optic cabling tasks without a services contract.

The following tasks are required to be performed by the customer prior to machine installation.

Additional service charges may be incurred during the server installation if the above cabling tasks are not accomplished as required.

The table lists the connectors and cabling supported for each of the features available for ordering on the z890. For convenience, those features brought forward on an upgrade from z800 are also listed.

Feature    Feature                  Connector      Cable
number     name                     type           type
 
0219       ISC-3 link               LC Duplex      9 micron SM
 
6154       ETR                      MTRJ           62.5 micron MM
 
2324       ESCON channel            MTRJ           62.5 micron MM(1)
 
2319       FICON Express LX         LC Duplex      9 micron SM(2)
 
2320       FICON Express SX         LC Duplex      50, 62.5 micron MM
 
1364       OSA-E GbE LX(3)          LC Duplex      9 micron SM
 
2364(4)    OSA-E GbE LX             SC Duplex(5)   9 micron SM
 
1365       OSA-E GbE SX             LC Duplex      50, 62.5 micron MM
 
2365(4)    OSA-E GbE SX             SC Duplex(5)   50, 62.5 micron MM
 
1366       OSA-E 1000BASE-T(6)      RJ-45          Category 5 UTP(7)
 
2366(4)    OSA-E Fast Ethernet(6)   RJ-45          Category 5 UTP
 
2367       OSA-E Token Ring         RJ-45          UTP or STP(8)

  1. MM is multimode fiber.
  2. SM is single mode fiber.
  3. OSA-E refers to OSA-Express.
  4. Brought forward to z890 on an upgrade from z800.
  5. The OSA-Express GbE features brought forward from z800 have a different connector (SC Duplex) than the new OSA-E GbE features (LC Duplex).
  6. 1000BASE-T is the new Ethernet feature.
  7. UTP is Unshielded Twisted Pair.
  8. STP is Shielded Twisted Pair.

Fiber Quick Connect (FQC), a fiber harness integrated in the zSeries frame for "quick" connect, is offered as a feature on zSeries for connection to ESCON channels.

Cables for Integrated Cluster Bus (ICB) links continue to be available as features. Refer to the Sales Manual for a list of these cables and their feature numbers.

For further details regarding the features, refer to the Sales Manual , the physical planning manual, or the General Information Manual (GIM) available on Resource Link.

Note: IBM Networking Services can satisfy your fiber optic as well as your copper cabling requirements.

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.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You can benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and pre-emptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system that is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that can help maintain higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Terms and conditions

This product is available for purchase under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.

Each IBM machine is manufactured from parts that may be new or used. In some cases, a machine may not be new and may have been previously installed.

Regardless, IBM's appropriate warranty terms apply.

IBM Global Financing: Yes

Warranty period: One year

Warranty service: IBM On-Site Repair (IOR) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, same-day response.

ServiceSuite™ and ServiceElect (formerly ESA) maintenance: IOR 24 hours a 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.

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 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378). In other countries contact the local IBM office.

Graduated charges: No

Licensed Internal Code (LIC): IBM LIC is licensed for use by a customer on a specific machine, designated by serial number, under the terms and conditions of the IBM Agreement for Licensed Internal Code, to enable a specific machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and for which the customer has paid.


 
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Prices

Prices are available upon request.

                                    Machine           Feature   Init/
Description                         type      Model   number    MES
 
zSeries 890                         2086
                                              A04
                                                      1109      Both
 
Capacity Setting 110                                  6110      Both
Capacity Setting 120                                  6120      Both
Capacity Setting 130                                  6130      Both
Capacity Setting 140                                  6140      Both
Capacity Setting 150                                  6150      Both
Capacity Setting 160                                  6160      Both
Capacity Setting 170                                  6170      Both
Capacity Setting 210                                  6210      Both
Capacity Setting 220                                  6220      Both
Capacity Setting 230                                  6230      Both
Capacity Setting 240                                  6240      Both
Capacity Setting 250                                  6250      Both
Capacity Setting 260                                  6260      Both
Capacity Setting 270                                  6270      Both
Capacity Setting 310                                  6310      Both
Capacity Setting 320                                  6320      Both
Capacity Setting 330                                  6330      Both
Capacity Setting 340                                  6340      Both
Capacity Setting 350                                  6350      Both
Capacity Setting 360                                  6360      Both
Capacity Setting 370                                  6370      Both
Capacity Setting 410                                  6410      Both
Capacity Setting 420                                  6420      Both
Capacity Setting 430                                  6430      Both
Capacity Setting 440                                  6440      Both
Capacity Setting 450                                  6450      Both
Capacity Setting 460                                  6460      Both
Capacity Setting 470                                  6470      Both
 
Zero CP Engines                                       6070      Both
ETR 1 Port Card                                       6154      Both
CEC                                                   0153      Both
Integrated Facility for Linux                         6516      Both
Unassigned IFL                                        6517      Both
Internal Coupling Facility                            6518      Both
Application Assist Processor                          6520      Both
Capacity Backup CP                                    6800      Both
 
                                    Machine           Feature   Init/
Description                         type      Model   number    MES
 
Standard features (for all models):
 
Memory:
 8GB LICCC Enablement Memory                          3102      Both
16GB LICCC Enablement Memory                          3104      Both
24GB LICCC Enablement Memory                          3106      Both
32GB LICCC Enablement Memory                          3108      Both
 8GB Memory Card                                      2008      Both
16GB Memory Card                                      2016      Both
32GB Memory Card                                      2032      Both
 
IO:
 
IO Cage Full Cardslot Airflow                         0112      Both
IO Cage ISC-D Airflow                                 0113      Both
ISC-M                                                 0217      Both
ISC-D (less than 10km)                                0218      Both
ISC-3 Port on FC 0218                                 0219      Both
 
STI AFB-C 1/2 Airflow                                 0225      Both
eSTI-M card                                           0322      Both
STI-3 extender card                                   3993      Both
 
ICB Cable Connect ICB3 to z890                        0227      Both
ICB Cable Connect ICB4 to z890                        0228      Both
 
ICB-3 Function                                        0993      Both
ICB-4 Function                                        3393      Both
 
PCI Cryptographic Accelerator                         0862      Both
PCI X Crypto Coprocessor                              0868      Both
CPACF DES/TDES Enablement                             3863      Both
 
OSA-Express GbE LX                                    1364      Both
OSA-Express GbE SX                                    1365      Both
OSA-Express 1000Base-T EN                             1366      Both
 
OSA-Express High Speed TR                             2367      Both
 
FICON Express LX Card                                 2319      Both
FICON Express SX Card                                 2320      Both
 
16-Port ESCON Card                                    2323      Both
ESCON Channel Ports                                   2324      Both
 
Power:
Internal Battery Feature                              3210      Both
Power Sequence Controller                             6501      Both
 6ft Chicago Only 250v 3 phase                        8986      Both
14ft U.S./Can/Japan 250v 3 phase                      8987      Both
14ft WT High and Low Volt 3 phase                     8988      Both
 6ft Chicago Only 480v 3 phase                        8984      Both
14ft U.S. 480v 3 phase                                8983      Both
 6ft Chi Only 250v/Single phase                       8989      Both
14ft U.S./Can/Japan 250v Single phase                 8990      Both
14ft WT High and Low Volt Single phase                8991      Both
 
Fiber Quick Connect (FQC):
FQC 1st + mount hdw                                   7945      Init
FQC Additional Brackets                               7946      Init
ESCON MTRJ harness grp 5ft                            7947      Init
ESCON MTRJ harness grp 6ft                            7948      Init
 
eBoD:
On/Off CoD Active IFLs                                9888      MES
On/Off CoD Active ICFs                                9889      MES
On/Off CoD Active zAAPs                               9893      MES
On/Off CoD CP Enablement flag                         9896      Both
CIU Enablement flag                                   9898      Both
CIU Activation flag                                   9899      MES
 
                                    Machine           Feature   Init/
Description                         type      Model   number    MES
 
120 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6121      MES
130 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6131      MES
140 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6141      MES
150 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6151      MES
160 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6161      MES
170 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6171      MES
210 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6211      MES
220 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6221      MES
230 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6231      MES
240 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6241      MES
250 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6251      MES
260 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6261      MES
270 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6271      MES
310 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6311      MES
320 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6321      MES
330 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6331      MES
340 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6341      MES
350 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6351      MES
360 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6361      MES
370 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6371      MES
410 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6411      MES
420 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6421      MES
430 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6431      MES
440 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6441      MES
450 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6451      MES
460 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6461      MES
470 On/Off CoD Use Day                                6471      MES
 
070 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6072      MES
110 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6112      MES
120 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6122      MES
130 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6132      MES
140 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6142      MES
150 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6152      MES
160 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6162      MES
170 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6172      MES
210 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6212      MES
220 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6222      MES
230 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6232      MES
240 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6242      MES
250 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6252      MES
260 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6262      MES
270 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6272      MES
310 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6312      MES
320 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6322      MES
330 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6332      MES
340 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6342      MES
350 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6352      MES
360 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6362      MES
370 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6372      MES
410 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6412      MES
420 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6422      MES
430 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6432      MES
440 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6442      MES
450 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6452      MES
460 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6462      MES
470 Downgrade -- Record Only                          6472      MES
 
Support Element (SE):
SE -- Token Ring/Ethernet                             0086      Both
SE -- Dual Ethernet                                   0087      Both
 
 
Hardware Management Console:
 
Trusted Key Entry (TKE):
TKE 4.1 Card Code                                     0852      Both
 
Console displays:
17 in Black                                           6092      Both
21 in Black                                           6093      Both
 
                                    Machine           Feature   Init/
Description                         type      Model   number    MES
 
Hemisphere:
Northern Hemisphere                                   9930      Init
Southern Hemisphere                                   9931      Init
 
Language:
U.S. English                                          2924      Init
France                                                2928      Init
German                                                2929      Init
Spanish -- Non Spain                                  2930      Init
Spain                                                 2931      Init
Italian                                               2932      Init
Canadian/French                                       2935      Init
Portugal                                              2978      Init
Brazilian/Portuguese                                  2979      Init
U.K. English                                          2980      Init
Norwegian                                             2983      Init
Sweden/Finland                                        2987      Init
Netherlands                                           2988      Init
Belgian/French                                        2989      Init
Denmark                                               2993      Init
Swiss French, German                                  2997      Init
Luxembourg -- Orders:  Belgium                        5560      Init
Iceland -- Orders:  Denmark                           5561      Init
China -- Orders:  Hong Kong                           5562      Init
 
Miscellaneous:
Multi Order Ship Flag                                 9000      Both
Multi Order Rec Only NB Flag                          9001      Both
Multi Order Rec Only MES Flag                         9002      Both
RPO Action Flag                                       9003      Both
Capacity Downgrade per Req                            9004      Both
EMEA Special Operations                               1022      Both
WEB Only LIC (flag)                                   1750      MES
JCM Ops                                               2029      Both
SCSI-IPL                                              9904      Both
Height Reduction                                      9975      Both
Site Tool Kit                                         9965      Both
 
zSeries 800                         2066
                                              0E1
                                              0A1
                                              0B1
                                              0C1
                                              0X2
                                              001
                                              0A2
                                              002
                                              003
                                              004
 
TKE 4.1 Card Code                                     0852      Both
OSA-Express GbE LX                                    1364      Both
OSA-Express GbE SX                                    1365      Both

If installed at the time of an upgrade from z800 to z890, the features in the following table may be retained. Most are also orderable on a z890.

Hardware Management Console                           0073 *    MES
Hardware Management Console                           0074 *    MES
Hardware Management Console                           0075 *    MES
SE -- Token Ring/Ethernet                             0086      MES
SE -- Dual Ethernet                                   0087      MES
Token Ring Adapter                                    0023 *    MES
Ethernet Adapter                                      0024 *    MES
3270 PCI Adapter                                      0036 *    MES
WAC Adapter                                           0038 *    MES
DVD Adapter                                           0047 *    MES
TKE 4.0 Card Code                                     0851 *    MES
TKE 4.1 Card Code                                     0852      MES
TKE Hardware (for Token Ring)                         0866 *    MES
 
                                                      Feature   Init/
Description                                           number    MES
 
TKE Hardware (for Ethernet)                           0869 *    MES
TKE Hardware (for Token Ring)                         0876 *    MES
TKE Hardware (for Ethernet)                           0879 *    MES
ISC-M                                                 0217      MES
ISC-D (less than 10km)                                0218      MES
FICON Express LX Card                                 2319      MES
FICON Express SX Card                                 2320      MES
16-Port ESCON Card                                    2323      MES
ESCON Channel Ports                                   2324      MES
OSA-Express GbE LX                                    1364      MES
OSA-Express GbE SX                                    1365      MES
OSA-Express GbE LX                                    2364 *    MES
OSA-Express GbE SX                                    2365 *    MES
OSA-Express Fast Ethernet                             2366 *    MES
OSA-Express High Speed Token Ring                     2367      MES
17 in White Console Display                           6090 *    MES
21 in White Console Display                           6091 *    MES
17 in Black Console Display                           6092      MES
21 in Black Console Display                           6093      MES
PCI Cryptographic Accelerator PCICA                   0862      MES
SCSI-IPL                                              9904      MES
*
Not orderable on z890.

For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

Model conversions

    From                 To
Type    Model       Type    Model
 
2066    002         2086    A04 *
2066    004         2086    A04 *
2086    A04         2084    A08 *
*
Parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Feature conversions

    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6110       6070       Y    *         Y
6110       6120       Y    *         Y
6110       6130       Y    *         Y
6110       6140       Y    *         Y
6110       6150       Y    *         Y
6110       6160       Y    *         Y
6110       6170       Y    *         Y
6110       6210       Y    *         Y
6110       6220       Y    *         Y
6110       6230       Y    *         Y
6110       6240       Y    *         Y
6110       6250       Y    *         Y
6110       6260       Y    *         Y
6110       6270       Y    *         Y
6110       6310       Y    *         Y
6110       6320       Y    *         Y
6110       6330       Y    *         Y
6110       6340       Y    *         Y
6110       6350       Y    *         Y
6110       6360       Y    *         Y
6110       6370       Y    *         Y
6110       6410       Y    *         Y
6110       6420       Y    *         Y
6110       6430       Y    *         Y
6110       6440       Y    *         Y
6110       6450       Y    *         Y
 
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6110       6460       Y    *         Y
6110       6470       Y    *         Y
6120       6070       Y    *         Y
6120       6110       Y    *         Y
6120       6130       Y    *         Y
6120       6140       Y    *         Y
6120       6150       Y    *         Y
6120       6160       Y    *         Y
6120       6170       Y    *         Y
6120       6210       Y    *         Y
6120       6220       Y    *         Y
6120       6230       Y    *         Y
6120       6240       Y    *         Y
6120       6250       Y    *         Y
6120       6260       Y    *         Y
6120       6270       Y    *         Y
6120       6310       Y    *         Y
6120       6320       Y    *         Y
6120       6330       Y    *         Y
6120       6340       Y    *         Y
6120       6350       Y    *         Y
6120       6360       Y    *         Y
6120       6370       Y    *         Y
6120       6410       Y    *         Y
6120       6420       Y    *         Y
6120       6430       Y    *         Y
6120       6440       Y    *         Y
6120       6450       Y    *         Y
6120       6460       Y    *         Y
6120       6470       Y    *         Y
6130       6070       Y    *         Y
6130       6110       Y    *         Y
6130       6120       Y    *         Y
6130       6140       Y    *         Y
6130       6150       Y    *         Y
6130       6160       Y    *         Y
6130       6170       Y    *         Y
6130       6210       Y    *         Y
6130       6220       Y    *         Y
6130       6230       Y    *         Y
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6130       6240       Y    *         Y
6130       6250       Y    *         Y
6130       6260       Y    *         Y
6130       6270       Y    *         Y
6130       6310       Y    *         Y
6130       6320       Y    *         Y
6130       6330       Y    *         Y
6130       6340       Y    *         Y
6130       6350       Y    *         Y
6130       6360       Y    *         Y
6130       6370       Y    *         Y
6130       6410       Y    *         Y
6130       6420       Y    *         Y
6130       6430       Y    *         Y
6130       6440       Y    *         Y
6130       6450       Y    *         Y
6130       6460       Y    *         Y
6130       6470       Y    *         Y
6140       6070       Y    *         Y
6140       6110       Y    *         Y
6140       6120       Y    *         Y
6140       6130       Y    *         Y
6140       6150       Y    *         Y
6140       6160       Y    *         Y
6140       6170       Y    *         Y
6140       6210       Y    *         Y
6140       6220       Y    *         Y
6140       6230       Y    *         Y
6140       6240       Y    *         Y
6140       6250       Y    *         Y
6140       6260       Y    *         Y
6140       6270       Y    *         Y
6140       6310       Y    *         Y
6140       6320       Y    *         Y
6140       6330       Y    *         Y
6140       6340       Y    *         Y
6140       6350       Y    *         Y
6140       6360       Y    *         Y
6140       6370       Y    *         Y
6140       6410       Y    *         Y
6140       6420       Y    *         Y
6140       6430       Y    *         Y
6140       6440       Y    *         Y
6140       6450       Y    *         Y
6140       6460       Y    *         Y
6140       6470       Y    *         Y
6150       6070       Y    *         Y
6150       6110       Y    *         Y
6150       6120       Y    *         Y
6150       6130       Y    *         Y
6150       6140       Y    *         Y
6150       6160       Y    *         Y
6150       6170       Y    *         Y
6150       6210       Y    *         Y
6150       6220       Y    *         Y
6150       6230       Y    *         Y
6150       6240       Y    *         Y
6150       6250       Y    *         Y
6150       6260       Y    *         Y
6150       6270       Y    *         Y
6150       6310       Y    *         Y
6150       6320       Y    *         Y
6150       6330       Y    *         Y
6150       6340       Y    *         Y
6150       6350       Y    *         Y
6150       6360       Y    *         Y
6150       6370       Y    *         Y
6150       6410       Y    *         Y
6150       6420       Y    *         Y
6150       6430       Y    *         Y
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6150       6440       Y    *         Y
6150       6450       Y    *         Y
6150       6460       Y    *         Y
6150       6470       Y    *         Y
6160       6070       Y    *         Y
6160       6110       Y    *         Y
6160       6120       Y    *         Y
6160       6130       Y    *         Y
6160       6140       Y    *         Y
6160       6150       Y    *         Y
6160       6170       Y    *         Y
6160       6210       Y    *         Y
6160       6220       Y    *         Y
6160       6230       Y    *         Y
6160       6240       Y    *         Y
6160       6250       Y    *         Y
6160       6260       Y    *         Y
6160       6270       Y    *         Y
6160       6310       Y    *         Y
6160       6320       Y    *         Y
6160       6330       Y    *         Y
6160       6340       Y    *         Y
6160       6350       Y    *         Y
6160       6360       Y    *         Y
6160       6370       Y    *         Y
6160       6410       Y    *         Y
6160       6420       Y    *         Y
6160       6430       Y    *         Y
6160       6440       Y    *         Y
6160       6450       Y    *         Y
6160       6460       Y    *         Y
6160       6470       Y    *         Y
6170       6070       Y    *         Y
6170       6110       Y    *         Y
6170       6120       Y    *         Y
6170       6130       Y    *         Y
6170       6140       Y    *         Y
6170       6150       Y    *         Y
6170       6160       Y    *         Y
6170       6210       Y    *         Y
6170       6220       Y    *         Y
6170       6230       Y    *         Y
6170       6240       Y    *         Y
6170       6250       Y    *         Y
6170       6260       Y    *         Y
6170       6270       Y    *         Y
6170       6310       Y    *         Y
6170       6320       Y    *         Y
6170       6330       Y    *         Y
6170       6340       Y    *         Y
6170       6350       Y    *         Y
6170       6360       Y    *         Y
6170       6370       Y    *         Y
6170       6410       Y    *         Y
6170       6420       Y    *         Y
6170       6430       Y    *         Y
6170       6440       Y    *         Y
6170       6450       Y    *         Y
6170       6460       Y    *         Y
6170       6470       Y    *         Y
6210       6070       Y    *         Y
6210       6110       Y    *         Y
6210       6120       Y    *         Y
6210       6130       Y    *         Y
6210       6140       Y    *         Y
6210       6150       Y    *         Y
6210       6160       Y    *         Y
6210       6170       Y    *         Y
6210       6220       Y    *         Y
6210       6230       Y    *         Y
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6210       6240       Y    *         Y
6210       6250       Y    *         Y
6210       6260       Y    *         Y
6210       6270       Y    *         Y
6210       6310       Y    *         Y
6210       6320       Y    *         Y
6210       6330       Y    *         Y
6210       6340       Y    *         Y
6210       6350       Y    *         Y
6210       6360       Y    *         Y
6210       6370       Y    *         Y
6210       6410       Y    *         Y
6210       6420       Y    *         Y
6210       6430       Y    *         Y
6210       6440       Y    *         Y
6210       6450       Y    *         Y
6210       6460       Y    *         Y
6210       6470       Y    *         Y
6220       6070       Y    *         Y
6220       6110       Y    *         Y
6220       6120       Y    *         Y
6220       6130       Y    *         Y
6220       6140       Y    *         Y
6220       6150       Y    *         Y
6220       6160       Y    *         Y
6220       6170       Y    *         Y
6220       6210       Y    *         Y
6220       6230       Y    *         Y
6220       6240       Y    *         Y
6220       6250       Y    *         Y
6220       6260       Y    *         Y
6220       6270       Y    *         Y
6220       6310       Y    *         Y
6220       6320       Y    *         Y
6220       6330       Y    *         Y
6220       6340       Y    *         Y
6220       6350       Y    *         Y
6220       6360       Y    *         Y
6220       6370       Y    *         Y
6220       6410       Y    *         Y
6220       6420       Y    *         Y
6220       6430       Y    *         Y
6220       6440       Y    *         Y
6220       6450       Y    *         Y
6220       6460       Y    *         Y
6230       6070       Y    *         Y
6230       6210       Y    *         Y
6220       6470       Y    *         Y
6230       6110       Y    *         Y
6230       6120       Y    *         Y
6230       6130       Y    *         Y
6230       6140       Y    *         Y
6230       6150       Y    *         Y
6230       6160       Y    *         Y
6230       6170       Y    *         Y
6230       6210       Y    *         Y
6230       6220       Y    *         Y
6230       6240       Y    *         Y
6230       6250       Y    *         Y
6230       6260       Y    *         Y
6230       6270       Y    *         Y
6230       6310       Y    *         Y
6230       6320       Y    *         Y
6230       6330       Y    *         Y
6230       6340       Y    *         Y
6230       6350       Y    *         Y
6230       6360       Y    *         Y
6230       6370       Y    *         Y
 
6230       6410       Y    *         Y
6230       6420       Y    *         Y
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6230       6430       Y    *         Y
6230       6440       Y    *         Y
6230       6450       Y    *         Y
6230       6460       Y    *         Y
6230       6470       Y    *         Y
6240       6070       Y    *         Y
6240       6110       Y    *         Y
6240       6120       Y    *         Y
6240       6130       Y    *         Y
6240       6140       Y    *         Y
6240       6150       Y    *         Y
6240       6160       Y    *         Y
6240       6170       Y    *         Y
6240       6210       Y    *         Y
6240       6220       Y    *         Y
6240       6230       Y    *         Y
6240       6250       Y    *         Y
6240       6260       Y    *         Y
6240       6270       Y    *         Y
6240       6310       Y    *         Y
6240       6320       Y    *         Y
6240       6330       Y    *         Y
6240       6340       Y    *         Y
6240       6350       Y    *         Y
6240       6360       Y    *         Y
6240       6370       Y    *         Y
6240       6410       Y    *         Y
6240       6420       Y    *         Y
6240       6430       Y    *         Y
6240       6440       Y    *         Y
6240       6450       Y    *         Y
6240       6460       Y    *         Y
6240       6470       Y    *         Y
6250       6070       Y    *         Y
6250       6110       Y    *         Y
6250       6120       Y    *         Y
6250       6130       Y    *         Y
6250       6140       Y    *         Y
6250       6150       Y    *         Y
6250       6160       Y    *         Y
6250       6170       Y    *         Y
6250       6210       Y    *         Y
6250       6220       Y    *         Y
6250       6230       Y    *         Y
6250       6240       Y    *         Y
6250       6260       Y    *         Y
6250       6270       Y    *         Y
6250       6310       Y    *         Y
6250       6320       Y    *         Y
6250       6330       Y    *         Y
6250       6340       Y    *         Y
6250       6350       Y    *         Y
6250       6360       Y    *         Y
6250       6370       Y    *         Y
6250       6410       Y    *         Y
6250       6420       Y    *         Y
6250       6430       Y    *         Y
6250       6440       Y    *         Y
6250       6450       Y    *         Y
6250       6460       Y    *         Y
6250       6470       Y    *         Y
6260       6070       Y    *         Y
6260       6110       Y    *         Y
6260       6120       Y    *         Y
6260       6130       Y    *         Y
6260       6140       Y    *         Y
6260       6150       Y    *         Y
6260       6160       Y    *         Y
6260       6170       Y    *         Y
6260       6210       Y    *         Y
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6260       6220       Y    *         Y
6260       6230       Y    *         Y
6260       6240       Y    *         Y
6260       6250       Y    *         Y
6260       6270       Y    *         Y
6260       6310       Y    *         Y
6260       6320       Y    *         Y
6260       6330       Y    *         Y
6260       6340       Y    *         Y
6260       6350       Y    *         Y
6260       6360       Y    *         Y
6260       6370       Y    *         Y
6260       6410       Y    *         Y
6260       6420       Y    *         Y
6260       6430       Y    *         Y
6260       6440       Y    *         Y
6260       6450       Y    *         Y
6260       6460       Y    *         Y
6260       6470       Y    *         Y
6270       6070       Y    *         Y
6270       6110       Y    *         Y
6270       6120       Y    *         Y
6270       6130       Y    *         Y
6270       6140       Y    *         Y
6270       6150       Y    *         Y
6270       6160       Y    *         Y
6270       6170       Y    *         Y
6270       6210       Y    *         Y
6270       6220       Y    *         Y
6270       6230       Y    *         Y
6270       6240       Y    *         Y
6270       6250       Y    *         Y
6270       6260       Y    *         Y
6270       6310       Y    *         Y
6270       6320       Y    *         Y
6270       6330       Y    *         Y
6270       6340       Y    *         Y
6270       6350       Y    *         Y
6270       6360       Y    *         Y
6270       6370       Y    *         Y
6270       6410       Y    *         Y
6270       6420       Y    *         Y
6270       6430       Y    *         Y
6270       6440       Y    *         Y
6270       6450       Y    *         Y
6270       6460       Y    *         Y
6270       6470       Y    *         Y
6310       6070       Y    *         Y
6310       6110       Y    *         Y
6310       6120       Y    *         Y
6310       6130       Y    *         Y
6310       6140       Y    *         Y
6310       6150       Y    *         Y
6310       6160       Y    *         Y
6310       6170       Y    *         Y
6310       6210       Y    *         Y
6310       6220       Y    *         Y
6310       6230       Y    *         Y
6310       6240       Y    *         Y
6310       6250       Y    *         Y
6310       6260       Y    *         Y
6310       6270       Y    *         Y
6310       6320       Y    *         Y
6310       6330       Y    *         Y
6310       6340       Y    *         Y
6310       6350       Y    *         Y
6310       6360       Y    *         Y
6310       6370       Y    *         Y
6310       6410       Y    *         Y
6310       6420       Y    *         Y
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6310       6430       Y    *         Y
6310       6440       Y    *         Y
6310       6450       Y    *         Y
6310       6460       Y    *         Y
6310       6470       Y    *         Y
6320       6070       Y    *         Y
6320       6110       Y    *         Y
6320       6120       Y    *         Y
6320       6130       Y    *         Y
6320       6140       Y    *         Y
6320       6150       Y    *         Y
6320       6160       Y    *         Y
6320       6170       Y    *         Y
6320       6210       Y    *         Y
6320       6220       Y    *         Y
6320       6230       Y    *         Y
6320       6240       Y    *         Y
6320       6250       Y    *         Y
6320       6260       Y    *         Y
6320       6270       Y    *         Y
6320       6310       Y    *         Y
6320       6330       Y    *         Y
6320       6340       Y    *         Y
6320       6350       Y    *         Y
6320       6360       Y    *         Y
6320       6370       Y    *         Y
6320       6410       Y    *         Y
6320       6420       Y    *         Y
6320       6430       Y    *         Y
6320       6440       Y    *         Y
6320       6450       Y    *         Y
6320       6460       Y    *         Y
6320       6470       Y    *         Y
6330       6070       Y    *         Y
6330       6110       Y    *         Y
6330       6120       Y    *         Y
6330       6130       Y    *         Y
6330       6140       Y    *         Y
6330       6150       Y    *         Y
6330       6160       Y    *         Y
6330       6170       Y    *         Y
6330       6210       Y    *         Y
6330       6220       Y    *         Y
6330       6230       Y    *         Y
6330       6240       Y    *         Y
6330       6250       Y    *         Y
6330       6260       Y    *         Y
6330       6270       Y    *         Y
6330       6310       Y    *         Y
6330       6320       Y    *         Y
6330       6340       Y    *         Y
6330       6350       Y    *         Y
6330       6360       Y    *         Y
6330       6370       Y    *         Y
6330       6410       Y    *         Y
6330       6420       Y    *         Y
6330       6430       Y    *         Y
6330       6440       Y    *         Y
6330       6450       Y    *         Y
6330       6460       Y    *         Y
6330       6470       Y    *         Y
6340       6070       Y    *         Y
6340       6110       Y    *         Y
6340       6120       Y    *         Y
6340       6130       Y    *         Y
6340       6140       Y    *         Y
6340       6150       Y    *         Y
6340       6160       Y    *         Y
6340       6170       Y    *         Y
6340       6210       Y    *         Y
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6340       6220       Y    *         Y
6340       6230       Y    *         Y
6340       6240       Y    *         Y
6340       6250       Y    *         Y
6340       6260       Y    *         Y
6340       6270       Y    *         Y
6340       6310       Y    *         Y
6340       6320       Y    *         Y
6340       6330       Y    *         Y
6340       6350       Y    *         Y
6340       6360       Y    *         Y
6340       6370       Y    *         Y
6340       6410       Y    *         Y
6340       6420       Y    *         Y
6340       6430       Y    *         Y
6340       6440       Y    *         Y
6340       6450       Y    *         Y
6340       6460       Y    *         Y
6340       6470       Y    *         Y
6350       6070       Y    *         Y
6350       6110       Y    *         Y
6350       6120       Y    *         Y
6350       6130       Y    *         Y
6350       6140       Y    *         Y
6350       6150       Y    *         Y
6350       6160       Y    *         Y
6350       6170       Y    *         Y
6350       6210       Y    *         Y
6350       6220       Y    *         Y
6350       6230       Y    *         Y
6350       6240       Y    *         Y
6350       6250       Y    *         Y
6350       6260       Y    *         Y
6350       6270       Y    *         Y
6350       6310       Y    *         Y
6350       6320       Y    *         Y
6350       6330       Y    *         Y
6350       6340       Y    *         Y
6350       6360       Y    *         Y
6350       6370       Y    *         Y
6350       6410       Y    *         Y
6350       6420       Y    *         Y
6350       6430       Y    *         Y
6350       6440       Y    *         Y
6350       6450       Y    *         Y
6350       6460       Y    *         Y
6350       6470       Y    *         Y
6360       6070       Y    *         Y
6360       6110       Y    *         Y
6360       6120       Y    *         Y
6360       6130       Y    *         Y
6360       6140       Y    *         Y
6360       6150       Y    *         Y
6360       6160       Y    *         Y
6360       6170       Y    *         Y
6360       6210       Y    *         Y
6360       6220       Y    *         Y
6360       6230       Y    *         Y
6360       6240       Y    *         Y
6360       6250       Y    *         Y
6360       6260       Y    *         Y
6360       6270       Y    *         Y
6360       6310       Y    *         Y
6360       6320       Y    *         Y
6360       6330       Y    *         Y
6360       6340       Y    *         Y
6360       6350       Y    *         Y
6360       6370       Y    *         Y
6360       6410       Y    *         Y
6360       6420       Y    *         Y
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6360       6430       Y    *         Y
6360       6440       Y    *         Y
6360       6450       Y    *         Y
6360       6460       Y    *         Y
6360       6470       Y    *         Y
6370       6070       Y    *         Y
6370       6110       Y    *         Y
6370       6120       Y    *         Y
6370       6130       Y    *         Y
6370       6140       Y    *         Y
6370       6150       Y    *         Y
6370       6160       Y    *         Y
6370       6170       Y    *         Y
6370       6210       Y    *         Y
6370       6220       Y    *         Y
6370       6230       Y    *         Y
6370       6240       Y    *         Y
6370       6250       Y    *         Y
6370       6260       Y    *         Y
6370       6270       Y    *         Y
6370       6310       Y    *         Y
6370       6320       Y    *         Y
6370       6330       Y    *         Y
6370       6340       Y    *         Y
6370       6350       Y    *         Y
6370       6360       Y    *         Y
6370       6410       Y    *         Y
6370       6420       Y    *         Y
6370       6430       Y    *         Y
6370       6440       Y    *         Y
6370       6450       Y    *         Y
6370       6460       Y    *         Y
6370       6470       Y    *         Y
6410       6070       Y    *         Y
6410       6110       Y    *         Y
6410       6120       Y    *         Y
6410       6130       Y    *         Y
6410       6140       Y    *         Y
6410       6150       Y    *         Y
6410       6160       Y    *         Y
6410       6170       Y    *         Y
6410       6210       Y    *         Y
6410       6220       Y    *         Y
6410       6230       Y    *         Y
6410       6240       Y    *         Y
6410       6250       Y    *         Y
6410       6260       Y    *         Y
6410       6270       Y    *         Y
6410       6310       Y    *         Y
6410       6320       Y    *         Y
6410       6330       Y    *         Y
6410       6340       Y    *         Y
6410       6350       Y    *         Y
6410       6360       Y    *         Y
6410       6370       Y    *         Y
6410       6420       Y    *         Y
6410       6430       Y    *         Y
6410       6440       Y    *         Y
6410       6450       Y    *         Y
6410       6460       Y    *         Y
6410       6470       Y    *         Y
6420       6070       Y    *         Y
6420       6110       Y    *         Y
6420       6120       Y    *         Y
6420       6130       Y    *         Y
6420       6140       Y    *         Y
6420       6150       Y    *         Y
6420       6160       Y    *         Y
6420       6170       Y    *         Y
6420       6210       Y    *         Y
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6420       6220       Y    *         Y
6420       6230       Y    *         Y
6420       6240       Y    *         Y
6420       6250       Y    *         Y
6420       6260       Y    *         Y
6420       6270       Y    *         Y
6420       6310       Y    *         Y
6420       6320       Y    *         Y
6420       6330       Y    *         Y
6420       6340       Y    *         Y
6420       6350       Y    *         Y
6420       6360       Y    *         Y
6420       6370       Y    *         Y
6420       6410       Y    *         Y
6420       6430       Y    *         Y
6420       6440       Y    *         Y
6420       6450       Y    *         Y
6420       6460       Y    *         Y
6420       6470       Y    *         Y
6430       6070       Y    *         Y
6430       6110       Y    *         Y
6430       6120       Y    *         Y
6430       6130       Y    *         Y
6430       6140       Y    *         Y
6430       6150       Y    *         Y
6430       6160       Y    *         Y
6430       6170       Y    *         Y
6430       6210       Y    *         Y
6430       6220       Y    *         Y
6430       6230       Y    *         Y
6430       6240       Y    *         Y
6430       6250       Y    *         Y
6430       6260       Y    *         Y
6430       6270       Y    *         Y
6430       6310       Y    *         Y
6430       6320       Y    *         Y
6430       6330       Y    *         Y
6430       6340       Y    *         Y
6430       6350       Y    *         Y
6430       6360       Y    *         Y
6430       6370       Y    *         Y
6430       6410       Y    *         Y
6430       6420       Y    *         Y
6430       6440       Y    *         Y
6430       6450       Y    *         Y
6430       6460       Y    *         Y
6430       6470       Y    *         Y
6440       6070       Y    *         Y
6440       6110       Y    *         Y
6440       6120       Y    *         Y
6440       6130       Y    *         Y
6440       6140       Y    *         Y
6440       6150       Y    *         Y
6440       6160       Y    *         Y
6440       6170       Y    *         Y
6440       6210       Y    *         Y
6440       6220       Y    *         Y
6440       6230       Y    *         Y
6440       6240       Y    *         Y
6440       6250       Y    *         Y
6440       6260       Y    *         Y
6440       6270       Y    *         Y
6440       6310       Y    *         Y
6440       6320       Y    *         Y
6440       6330       Y    *         Y
6440       6340       Y    *         Y
6440       6350       Y    *         Y
6440       6360       Y    *         Y
6440       6370       Y    *         Y
6440       6410       Y    *         Y
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6440       6420       Y    *         Y
6440       6430       Y    *         Y
6440       6450       Y    *         Y
6440       6460       Y    *         Y
6440       6470       Y    *         Y
6450       6070       Y    *         Y
6450       6110       Y    *         Y
6450       6120       Y    *         Y
6450       6130       Y    *         Y
6450       6140       Y    *         Y
6450       6150       Y    *         Y
6450       6160       Y    *         Y
6450       6170       Y    *         Y
6450       6210       Y    *         Y
6450       6220       Y    *         Y
6450       6230       Y    *         Y
6450       6240       Y    *         Y
6450       6250       Y    *         Y
6450       6260       Y    *         Y
6450       6270       Y    *         Y
6450       6310       Y    *         Y
6450       6320       Y    *         Y
6450       6330       Y    *         Y
6450       6340       Y    *         Y
6450       6350       Y    *         Y
6450       6360       Y    *         Y
6450       6370       Y    *         Y
6450       6410       Y    *         Y
6450       6420       Y    *         Y
6450       6430       Y    *         Y
6450       6440       Y    *         Y
6450       6460       Y    *         Y
6450       6460       Y    *         Y
6450       6470       Y    *         Y
6460       6070       Y    *         Y
6460       6110       Y    *         Y
6460       6120       Y    *         Y
6460       6130       Y    *         Y
6460       6140       Y    *         Y
6460       6150       Y    *         Y
6460       6160       Y    *         Y
6460       6170       Y    *         Y
6460       6210       Y    *         Y
6460       6220       Y    *         Y
6460       6230       Y    *         Y
6460       6240       Y    *         Y
6460       6250       Y    *         Y
6460       6260       Y    *         Y
6460       6270       Y    *         Y
6460       6310       Y    *         Y
6460       6320       Y    *         Y
6460       6330       Y    *         Y
6460       6340       Y    *         Y
6460       6350       Y    *         Y
6460       6360       Y    *         Y
6460       6370       Y    *         Y
6460       6410       Y    *         Y
6460       6420       Y    *         Y
6460       6430       Y    *         Y
6460       6440       Y    *         Y
6460       6450       Y    *         Y
6460       6470       Y    *         Y
6470       6070       Y    *         Y
6470       6110       Y    *         Y
6470       6120       Y    *         Y
6470       6130       Y    *         Y
6470       6140       Y    *         Y
6470       6150       Y    *         Y
6470       6160       Y    *         Y
6470       6170       Y    *         Y
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6470       6210       Y    *         Y
6470       6220       Y    *         Y
6470       6230       Y    *         Y
6470       6240       Y    *         Y
6470       6250       Y    *         Y
6470       6260       Y    *         Y
6470       6270       Y    *         Y
6470       6310       Y    *         Y
6470       6320       Y    *         Y
6470       6330       Y    *         Y
6470       6340       Y    *         Y
6470       6350       Y    *         Y
6470       6360       Y    *         Y
6470       6370       Y    *         Y
6470       6410       Y    *         Y
6470       6420       Y    *         Y
6470       6430       Y    *         Y
6470       6440       Y    *         Y
6470       6450       Y    *         Y
6470       6460       Y    *         Y
6070       6110       Y    *         Y
6070       6120       Y    *         Y
6070       6130       Y    *         Y
6070       6140       Y    *         Y
6070       6150       Y    *         Y
6070       6160       Y    *         Y
6070       6170       Y    *         Y
6070       6210       Y    *         Y
6070       6220       Y    *         Y
6070       6230       Y    *         Y
6070       6240       Y    *         Y
6070       6250       Y    *         Y
6070       6260       Y    *         Y
6070       6270       Y    *         Y
6070       6310       Y    *         Y
6070       6320       Y    *         Y
6070       6330       Y    *         Y
6070       6340       Y    *         Y
6070       6350       Y    *         Y
6070       6360       Y    *         Y
6070       6370       Y    *         Y
6070       6410       Y    *         Y
6070       6420       Y    *         Y
6070       6430       Y    *         Y
6070       6440       Y    *         Y
6070       6450       Y    *         Y
6070       6460       Y    *         Y
6070       6470       Y    *         Y
6070       4400       Y    *         Y
6170       4400       Y    *         Y
6250       4400       Y    *         Y
6260       4400       Y    *         Y
6270       4400       Y    *         Y
6330       4400       Y    *         Y
6340       4400       Y    *         Y
6350       4400       Y    *         Y
6360       4400       Y    *         Y
6370       4400       Y    *         Y
6430       4400       Y    *         Y
6440       4400       Y    *         Y
6450       4400       Y    *         Y
6460       4400       Y    *         Y
6470       4400       Y    *         Y
6170       4401       Y    *         Y
6250       4401       Y    *         Y
6260       4401       Y    *         Y
6270       4401       Y    *         Y
6330       4401       Y    *         Y
6340       4401       Y    *         Y
6350       4401       Y    *         Y
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6360       4401       Y    *         Y
6370       4401       Y    *         Y
6430       4401       Y    *         Y
6440       4401       Y    *         Y
6450       4401       Y    *         Y
6460       4401       Y    *         Y
6470       4401       Y    *         Y
6170       4402       Y    *         Y
6250       4402       Y    *         Y
6260       4402       Y    *         Y
6270       4402       Y    *         Y
6330       4402       Y    *         Y
6340       4402       Y    *         Y
6350       4402       Y    *         Y
6360       4402       Y    *         Y
6370       4402       Y    *         Y
6430       4402       Y    *         Y
6440       4402       Y    *         Y
6450       4402       Y    *         Y
6460       4402       Y    *         Y
6470       4402       Y    *         Y
6170       4403       Y    *         Y
6250       4403       Y    *         Y
6260       4403       Y    *         Y
6270       4403       Y    *         Y
6330       4403       Y    *         Y
6340       4403       Y    *         Y
6350       4403       Y    *         Y
6360       4403       Y    *         Y
6370       4403       Y    *         Y
6430       4403       Y    *         Y
6440       4403       Y    *         Y
6450       4403       Y    *         Y
6460       4403       Y    *         Y
6470       4403       Y    *         Y
6170       4404       Y    *         Y
6250       4404       Y    *         Y
6260       4404       Y    *         Y
6270       4404       Y    *         Y
6330       4404       Y    *         Y
6340       4404       Y    *         Y
6350       4404       Y    *         Y
6360       4404       Y    *         Y
6370       4404       Y    *         Y
6430       4404       Y    *         Y
6440       4404       Y    *         Y
6450       4404       Y    *         Y
6460       4404       Y    *         Y
6470       4404       Y    *         Y
6170       4405       Y    *         Y
6250       4405       Y    *         Y
6260       4405       Y    *         Y
6270       4405       Y    *         Y
6330       4405       Y    *         Y
6340       4405       Y    *         Y
6350       4405       Y    *         Y
6360       4405       Y    *         Y
6370       4405       Y    *         Y
6430       4405       Y    *         Y
6440       4405       Y    *         Y
6450       4405       Y    *         Y
6460       4405       Y    *         Y
6470       4405       Y    *         Y
6170       4406       Y    *         Y
6250       4406       Y    *         Y
6260       4406       Y    *         Y
6270       4406       Y    *         Y
6330       4406       Y    *         Y
6340       4406       Y    *         Y
6350       4406       Y    *         Y
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
6360       4406       Y    *         Y
6370       4406       Y    *         Y
6430       4406       Y    *         Y
6440       4406       Y    *         Y
6450       4406       Y    *         Y
6460       4406       Y    *         Y
6470       4406       Y    *         Y
6170       4407       Y    *         Y
6250       4407       Y    *         Y
6260       4407       Y    *         Y
6270       4407       Y    *         Y
6330       4407       Y    *         Y
6340       4407       Y    *         Y
6350       4407       Y    *         Y
6360       4407       Y    *         Y
6370       4407       Y    *         Y
6430       4407       Y    *         Y
6440       4407       Y    *         Y
6450       4407       Y    *         Y
6460       4407       Y    *         Y
6470       4407       Y    *         Y
6170       4408       Y    *         Y
6250       4408       Y    *         Y
6260       4408       Y    *         Y
6270       4408       Y    *         Y
6330       4408       Y    *         Y
6340       4408       Y    *         Y
6350       4408       Y    *         Y
6360       4408       Y    *         Y
6370       4408       Y    *         Y
6430       4408       Y    *         Y
6440       4408       Y    *         Y
6450       4408       Y    *         Y
6460       4408       Y    *         Y
6470       4408       Y    *         Y
4605       6110       Y    *         Y
4605       6120       Y    *         Y
4605       6130       Y    *         Y
4605       6140       Y    *         Y
4605       6150       Y    *         Y
4605       6160       Y    *         Y
4605       6170       Y    *         Y
4605       6210       Y    *         Y
4605       6220       Y    *         Y
4605       6230       Y    *         Y
4605       6240       Y    *         Y
4605       6250       Y    *         Y
4605       6260       Y    *         Y
4605       6270       Y    *         Y
4605       6310       Y    *         Y
4605       6320       Y    *         Y
4605       6330       Y    *         Y
4605       6340       Y    *         Y
4605       6350       Y    *         Y
4605       6360       Y    *         Y
4605       6370       Y    *         Y
4605       6410       Y    *         Y
4605       6420       Y    *         Y
4605       6430       Y    *         Y
4605       6440       Y    *         Y
4605       6450       Y    *         Y
4605       6460       Y    *         Y
4605       6470       Y    *         Y
4607       6110       Y    *         Y
4607       6120       Y    *         Y
4607       6130       Y    *         Y
4607       6140       Y    *         Y
4607       6150       Y    *         Y
4607       6160       Y    *         Y
4607       6170       Y    *         Y
 
    Feature           Returned       Continuous
From       To         parts          maintenance
 
4607       6210       Y    *         Y
4607       6220       Y    *         Y
4607       6230       Y    *         Y
4607       6240       Y    *         Y
4607       6250       Y    *         Y
4607       6260       Y    *         Y
4607       6270       Y    *         Y
4607       6310       Y    *         Y
4607       6320       Y    *         Y
4607       6330       Y    *         Y
4607       6340       Y    *         Y
4607       6350       Y    *         Y
4607       6360       Y    *         Y
4607       6370       Y    *         Y
4607       6410       Y    *         Y
4607       6420       Y    *         Y
4607       6430       Y    *         Y
4607       6440       Y    *         Y
4607       6450       Y    *         Y
4607       6460       Y    *         Y
4607       6470       Y    *         Y
1109       1108       Y    *         Y
6516       6517       N    *         Y
6517       6516       N    *         Y
3700       6516       Y    *         Y
3702       6518       Y    *         Y
6520       0520       Y    *         Y
6516       0516       Y    *         Y
6518       0518       Y    *         Y
1208       3102       Y    *         Y
1208       3104       Y    *         Y
1208       3106       Y    *         Y
1208       3108       Y    *         Y
3102       3104       Y    *         Y
3102       3106       Y    *         Y
3102       3108       Y    *         Y
3104       3106       Y    *         Y
3104       3108       Y    *         Y
3106       3108       Y    *         Y
3102       2601       Y    *         Y
3102       2602       Y    *         Y
3102       2603       Y    *         Y
3102       2604       Y    *         Y
3102       2605       Y    *         Y
3102       2606       Y    *         Y
3102       2607       Y    *         Y
3102       2608       Y    *         Y
3104       2602       Y    *         Y
3104       2603       Y    *         Y
3104       2604       Y    *         Y
3104       2605       Y    *         Y
3104       2606       Y    *         Y
3104       2607       Y    *         Y
3104       2608       Y    *         Y
3106       2603       Y    *         Y
3106       2604       Y    *         Y
3106       2605       Y    *         Y
3106       2606       Y    *         Y
3106       2607       Y    *         Y
3106       2608       Y    *         Y
3108       2604       Y    *         Y
3108       2605       Y    *         Y
3108       2606       Y    *         Y
3108       2607       Y    *         Y
3108       2608       Y    *         Y
*
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