Accelerate the performance, encryption, and flexibility of IBM LinuxONE Emperor II and Rockhopper II with new features and offerings

IBM Canada Hardware Announcement A18-0630
October 2, 2018

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At a glance

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New functions and features for the IBM LinuxONE Emperor II™ and Rockhopper II product families enhance capabilities ranging across security, data serving, connectivity, speed, simplification, resiliency, and infrastructure. Today's announcement bolsters IBM's enterprise Linux® leadership with the following key features and capabilities:

  • IBM® Adapter for NVMe
  • OSA-Express7S 25 GbE SR
  • 25GbE RoCE Express2
  • FCP Express32S LX, FCP Express32S SX
  • Trusted Key Entry (TKE) and smart card improvements
  • Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM) 3.2 increased feature support
  • Hardware Management Console (HMC) and HMC Mobile enhancements


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Overview

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The IBM LinuxONE Emperor II and Rockhopper II are highly engineered systems designed to protect the new business currency with speed and agility at scale.

The world is experiencing a digital transformation. This change is having a profound effect on us as individuals, on how businesses are run, and on how business transactions are managed. In this ever-more-digital world, the new currency is data and the insights that data can provide. It is a world that requires ultimate trust in the data that businesses collect, create, and store. Emperor II and Rockhopper II are designed to provide highly securable data for businesses looking to thrive in a data-centric economy.

Today's enhancements to the LinuxONE family provide even more opportunities for you to increase market share and win by offering features and functionality that other platforms cannot match. As new applications are deployed for your users, it is critical to have a backbone that can provide intelligent user experiences, high availability, and highly secureable environments.

Enhancements to the LinuxONE platform extend across a broad spectrum of features and functions. Encryption features are enhanced significantly with new Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) function, as well as Trusted Key Entry (TKE) and smart card strengthening. For speedy transactions, a faster OSA-Express7S 25 GbE SR feature (#0429) should serve your business needs well into the future. The 25GbE RoCE Express2 feature (#0430) with GA2 enhanced code can provide the flexibility to consolidate adapters. New features FCP Express32S LX (#0438) and FCP Express32S SX (#0439) increase Fibre Channel speeds that may be supported while also providing the ability to auto-negotiate to slower speeds as needed, thereby allowing compatibility in a mixed FCP card environment. IBM Adapter for NVMe (#0435) enables you to leverage the fast speed and low latency of Non-Volatile Memory through solid-state drives connected to PCI Express® adapters that plug directly into the I/O backplane. Integrating storage within the platform reduces wait times of commonly used data by keeping it resident on the system instead of moving it to and from external storage arrays. Memory-intensive tasks, real-time analytics, fast storage workloads such as streaming, paging/sorting, and traditional applications such as relational databases should all benefit from this. The efficiency of integrated AI allows for true Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing (HTAP). LinuxONE clients will also benefit from updates to the split and merge functions for Coordinated Timing Networks (CTNs). Clients with an eye toward process streamlining will find Dynamic Partition Manager 3.2 updates helpful for managing system configurations, as well as a host of Hardware Management Console (HMC) and HMC Mobile updates. The Rockhopper II 16U Reserved space can now be utilized for IBM DS8882F Storage, a new all-flash array model designed to meet the demand for higher-speed storage in a smaller footprint.

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



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Key prerequisites

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Refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement.



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Planned availability date

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

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



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Description

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IBM LinuxONE™ ® is an all-Linux enterprise platform for open innovation that combines the best of Linux and open technology with the best of enterprise computing in ONE platform. It delivers a single system built on one of the industry's fastest commercially available server processors and is built to be the backbone of the interconnected data-driven era, setting new standards in transaction volume, speed, and trust.

The newest members of the IBM LinuxONE family, the IBM Emperor II (Emperor II) and the IBM Rockhopper II (Rockhopper II), are designed to provide secure, scalable data foundations. They leverage the industry's leading data-serving capabilities and rich open ecosystem built on the most securable Linux platform on the planet. Each provides a scalable, highly available infrastructure that delivers differentiated value to reduce cost, protect investments, and enable business growth.

Today's announcement continues IBM's Linux enterprise server leadership by delivering the following enhancements to both the Emperor II and Rockhopper II systems:

Security enhancements

Cryptography and security readiness get a boost with leading-edge compliance certifications, in addition to the initial Emperor II and Rockhopper II encryption features of bulk symmetric encryption with Central Processor Assist for Cryptographic Functions (CPACF) and doubling asymmetric encryption performance with Crypto Express6S hardware. In addition to IBM's existing Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 4 security certification, IBM's Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) is enhanced in version 6.2. This includes changes to support the strategic directions of the US International Standards Organization (ISO), Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCISSC), electronic IDentification, Authentication and trust Services (eIDAS) for the EU, and German Banking Industry Committee Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft (DK).

For our most security-sensitive clients, the Emperor II and Rockhopper II enhancements expand the key support of triple-length Data Encryption Standard (DES) for data operation keys, PIN processing keys, and transport keys. From a cryptography hardware perspective, a new smart card for the Trusted Key Entry (TKE) allows stronger Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) levels.

TKE 9.1 Licensed Internal Code enhancements support EC521 strength TKE and Migration zones. An EC521 Migration zone is required if you want to use the migration wizard to collect and apply PCI-compliant domain information. TKE 9.1 also has a new family of wizards that makes it easy to create new EC521 zones on all of its smart cards. This simplifies the process of deploying a TKE for the first time or simplifies the process of moving data from a weaker TKE zone to a new EC521 zone.

Data-serving enhancements

FCP Express32S

This feature is intended to allow for increased Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) speeds. FCP is a high-speed network protocol used to connect servers to data storage area networks. Offered in FCP Express32S SX (short wave) or FCP Express32S LX (long wave), this feature can potentially provide up to 32 gigabit per second FCP speeds.

IBM Adapter for NVMe

This feature provides support for the Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) communications protocol that was built specifically for solid-state drives (SSDs). This feature brings integrated storage to LinuxONE by allowing a client-procured SSD to be directly connected to the I/O subsystem through an IBM PCIe adapter card. This gives you the ability to have embedded storage for various applications. The low latency and high I/O throughput of NVMe SSDs connected directly to the I/O backplane can help with memory-intensive workloads, real-time analytics, fast storage workloads such as streaming, paging/sorting, and traditional applications such as relational databases. Note: The selection and purchase of the SSDs used in this feature is the responsibility of the client. The IBM LinuxONE NVMe white paper (70019570-USEN-00) lists the performance of SSDs that IBM has tested for LinuxONE. IBM can only comment on the reliability and performance of SSDs that have been tested. The client assumes all risk in, and IBM is not responsible for, the use of SSDs as the functionality and/or performance may vary.

OSA-Express7S 25 Gigabit Ethernet

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

25GbE RoCE Express2

The new 25GbE RoCE Express2 with GA2 enhanced code could provide flexibility for clients to consolidate adapters or increase overall speed, while still seeing high reliability and performance established on prior adapters. It offers one PCIe adapter, one PCHID, and two ports per feature.

The benefit of the 25GbE RoCE (Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet) Express2 (#0430) is recognised when connected to another (#0430) 25GbE RoCE Express2, so clients should plan for multiple features as they upgrade from 1GbE or 10GbE RoCE Express offerings. However, the 25GbE RoCE Express2 (#0430) can also be used as a traditional networking card for TCP/IP communications when connected to a 25GbE capable fabric.

Simplification of common tasks

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

Areas and enhancements include:

  • OSA-ICC enhancements
    • IPv6; TLS limit controls; separate certificate per channel; view and edit of certificate
  • Rockhopper II manage power service state
  • eBoD on HMC
  • Manage system time -- split and merge Coordinated Timing Network (CTN)
  • Monitors dashboard enhancements
  • SCSI load normal enhancement
  • Manage PCI system services enhancements
  • Enhancement of SE logins from the HMC
  • Rockhopper II enhanced driver maintenance
  • YouTube videos for HMC content
  • HMC Mobile enhancements

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

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

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

DPM 3.2 further streamlines the partition management process, by supporting of the import of FICON-based ECKD storage configuration data from an existing machine or data centre. This enables a quick setup of the storage configuration when installing a new Linux machine.

DPM features include:

  • Dynamic reconfiguration support for FICON
  • Support for the new high-speed OSA and RoCE
  • Support for autoconfiguration of devices to simplify Linux operating system installation, where Linux distribution installers exploit the function
  • Secure FTP through HMC for booting and installing an operating system via FTP
  • Support for OSA-Express7S, FICON Express16S+, FCP Express32S, Crypto Express6S, and RoCE Express2 adapters

A CPC can be configured in either the Dynamic Partition Manager mode or PR/SM™ mode. The mode is enabled prior to the CPC power-on reset.

Infrastructure enhancements

Rockhopper II introduced a new space for 16U Reserved (#0617) that could be used for qualifying client server-related entities. In the updated release level, clients that have ordered the 16U Reserved space can delete that feature if they need to grow into more I/O slots. This means a more flexible configuration for clients in data warehouses where floor space is a premium.

In addition, the Rockhopper II 16U Reserved space can be utilized for IBM DS8882F Storage.

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

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

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

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



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Statement of general direction

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HMC support efficiency updates

In servers beyond LinuxONE Emperor II and Rockhopper II, HMC support is planned to be changed from N-4 server level to N-2 server level. This change will improve the number and extent of new features and functions that are able to be pretested and maintained in a given release with IBM's continued high-reliability qualification procedures.

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Reference information

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For more information on complementary announcements, see these references:

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

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

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

For additional information on z/VM V7.1, see Software Announcement A18-0477, dated August 7, 2018.

New DS8882F rack-mounted model for mainframe and open environments

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

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

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

For additional information on DS8882F rack-mounted model, see Hardware Announcement A18-0500, dated August 21, 2018.



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Product number

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Description Machine type Model Feature
LinuxONE Emperor II 3906 LM1  
LinuxONE Emperor II 3906 LM2  
LinuxONE Emperor II 3906 LM3  
LinuxONE Emperor II 3906 LM4  
LinuxONE Emperor II 3906 LM5  
LinuxONE Rockhopper II 3907 LR1  
       
OSA-Express7S 25 GbE SR     0429
25GbE RoCE Express2     0430
IBM Adapter for NVMe     0435
IBM FCP Express32S LX     0438
IBM FCP Express32S SX     0439
TKE 9.1 LIC     0880
TKE addl smart cards     0900



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Publications

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

Title Order number
IBM 3906 Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP) GC28-6965
IBM 3907 Installation Manual for Physical Planning (IMPP) GC28-6974
PR/SM™ Planning Guide SB10-7169
IOCP User's Guide SB10-7172
Planning for Fiber Optic Links (FICON®/FCP, Coupling Links, and OSA) GA23-1408

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

Title Order number
IBM 3906 Installation Manual GC28-6964
IBM 3906 Service Guide GC28-6966
IBM 3906 Safety Inspection GC28-6963
IBM 3907 Installation Manual GC28-6973
IBM 3907 Service Guide GC28-6975
Service Guide for TKE Workstations (Version 7.0) GC28-6980
Systems Safety Notices G229-9054
IBM Important Notices G229-9056
IBM 3907 Safety Inspection GC28-6972
Systems Environmental Notices and User Guide Z125-5823
IBM Z® Statement of Limited Warranty GC28-6979
License Agreement for Machine Code SC28-6872
License Agreement for Machine Code Addendum for Elliptic Curve Cryptography GC27-2635

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

Title Order number
IBM 3906 Parts Catalogue GC28-6967
IBM 3907 Parts Catalogue GC28-6976
Service Guide for 2461 HMC GC28-6990
Service Guide for 2461 Support Element GC28-6991
Service Guide for HMCs and SEs GC28-6983
SNMP Application Programming Interfaces SB10-7171
Capacity on Demand User's Guide SC28-6985
CHPID Mapping Tool User's Guide GC28-6984
Hardware Management Console Web Services API (V2.14.0) SC27-2636
IBM Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM) Guide SB10-7170
Secure Service Container User's Guide SC28-6978
Stand-Alone IOCP User's Guide SB10-7173
FICON CTC Reference SB10-7174
Maintenance Information for Fiber Optic Links (FICON/FCP, Coupling Links, and OSA) SY27-7696
OSA-Express Customer Guide and Reference SA22-7935
OSA/SF on the Hardware Management Console SC14-7580
OSA Integrated Console Controller User's Guide SC27-9003
Integrating the HMC's Broadband RSF into your Enterprise SC28-6986
Ensemble Workload Resource Group Management Guide GC27-2633
Ensemble Planning Guide GC27-2631
SCSI IPL - Machine Loader Messages SC28-6948
Hardware Management Console Security SC28-6987

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

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

HMC and SE console documentation

At planned availability, the Hardware Management Console (HMC) and Support Element (SE) console documentation (Version 2.14.1) will be available from IBM Resource Link and the consoles.

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

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

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

National language support

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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

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

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

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

Global Technology Services

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

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

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

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

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



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

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

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

IBM LinuxONE Emperor II and Rockhopper II enhancements require at a minimum:

  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z: IBM plans to support running the following Linux distributions on Emperor II and Rockhopper II:
    • SUSE SLES 12 SP2 with service and SUSE SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • Red Hat RHEL 7.3 with service and Red Hat RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with service and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with service.
    • Note: For minimum required and recommended distribution levels, refer to the Linux on Z tested platforms website.
    • Note: The KVM hypervisor was first offered with the following Linux distributions:
      • SLES 12 SP2 with service.
      • RHEL 7.5 with kernel-alt package (kernel 4.14).
      • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with service and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with service.

The following software requirements are listed for features and capabilities supported on IBM LinuxONE Emperor II and Rockhopper II.

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

CHPID type OSD

  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with service and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with service.

CHPID type OSX

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

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

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

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

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

IBM Adapter for NVMe (#0435) requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.1 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs for guest exploitation.
  • Linux on Z:
    • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with service and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with service.
    • IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to include support in future distribution releases.

IBM FCP Express32S LX (#0438) requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.1.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with service and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with service.

IBM FCP Express32S SX (#0439) requires at a minimum:

  • z/VM V7.1.
  • z/VM V6.4 with PTFs.
  • Linux on Z:
    • SLES 12 SP2 with service and SLES 11 SP4 with service.
    • RHEL 7.3 with service and RHEL 6.9 with service.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with service and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with service.

Planning information

Cable orders

Not applicable.

Security, auditability, and control

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

IBM Systems Lab Services

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



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IBM Electronic Services

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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used 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 Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, go to the IBM Electronic Service Agent website.



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Terms and conditions

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Prices

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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

Desc Mach type Model Feat num ** EWFe MMMC ind INIT/MES
LinuxONE Emperor II 3906 LM1          
    LM2          
    LM3          
    LM4          
    LM5          
LinuxONE Rock hopper II 3907 LR1          
               
OSA-Express 7S 25 GbE SR     0429 **     Both
25GbE RoCE Express2     0430 **     Both
IBM Adapter for NVMe     0435 **     Both
IBM FCP Express 32S LX     0438 **     Both
IBM FCP Express 32S SX     0439 **     Both
TKE 9.1 LIC     0880 **     Both
TKE addl smart cards     0900 **     Both

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

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