IBM zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift 1.1 is designed for clients who require OpenShift on IBM z/OS

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP22-0088
March 15, 2022

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberRegional availabilityRegional availability


Overview

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Red Hat® OpenShift® is an enterprise-ready Kubernetes container platform built for clients who are pursuing an open hybrid cloud strategy. It provides a consistent application platform to manage hybrid cloud, multicloud, and edge deployments. Red Hat OpenShift running on IBM® z/OS®, using IBM z/OS Container Extensions (zCX), enables clients to integrate containerized Linux® on IBM Z applications and software within z/OS. This gives clients the ability to co-locate applications and workloads that have an affinity for z/OS by bringing those applications and workloads closer to z/OS applications and data without a separately provisioned Linux server.

The availability of Red Hat OpenShift on z/OS with zCX enables a strong union between z/OS and the container orchestration benefits of Red Hat OpenShift. This enables clients to take advantage of the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and exploit z/OS qualities of service (QoS), such as scalability, availability, integrated disaster recovery, backup, workload management, and integration with z/OS security.

IBM zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift 1.1 provides installation tooling, runtime capability on z/OS, and entitlement to the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.



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Key requirements

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zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift 1.1 runs on the following IBM Z® servers:

  • IBM z15™ Models T01 and T02
  • IBM z14® Models M01-M05
  • IBM z14 Model ZR1

zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift 1.1 requires:

  • IBM z/OS V2.4, or later

For more details, see the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date

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March 18, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Description

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zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift gives clients capabilities to install and run Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on z/OS using zCX. The Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform provides enterprise-level container orchestration and management capabilities related to containerized software. By leveraging zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift on z/OS, clients can extend and modernize the native z/OS ecosystem through an agile and flexible deployment of containerized Linux on IBM Z applications and software in a self-contained Red Hat OpenShift cluster on z/OS while delivering z/OS QoS.

The installation of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform can be performed using the included IBM z/OSMF workflows. For installation instructions, see the documentation on zCX for Red Hat OpenShift.

zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift supports the User Provisioned Infrastructure (UPI) method to install Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on zCX. The Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with zCX can be installed on z/OS systems that are provisioned in a restricted or disconnected network by using an internal mirror of the installation release content. This method can be used to install a cluster that does not require an active internet connection to obtain the software components. This installation method can also be used to ensure that client clusters use only container images that satisfy their organizational controls on external content.

With the UPI method, all the required OpenShift infrastructure services and nodes must be deployed to deploy the Red Hat OpenShift cluster.

The smallest Red Hat OpenShift cluster that is deployed on zCX requires one temporary zCX OCP instance, three control plane zCX OCP instances, and a minimum of two compute node zCX OCP instances.

All zCX OCP instances must use Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS (RHCOS) as the underlying operating system.

To run the smallest Red Hat OpenShift cluster using zCX on z/OS, a minimum of six IBM Z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) processors with SMT-2 mode, 80 GB of z/OS fixed memory, 700 GB of Linear VSAM data sets allocation space in Extended Address Volumes (EAVs), and six Dynamic Virtual IP Addressing (DVIPA) network addresses are required.

zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift is available on z/OS V2.4 and later. To determine the scope of supported functions and the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform version, see the release notes section of the documentation for zCX for Red Hat OpenShift.

Note: There is no requirement for feature code 0104 (FC0104) or IBM Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS.

Red Hat OpenShift images existing on s390x architecture can run on zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift. Additionally, the Red Hat Marketplace and IBM Z and LinuxONE Container Registry will have images available for deployment in zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift.

Support for zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift is provided by IBM.

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Statement of general direction

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IBM z/OS Connect Server Container running on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on zCX

IBM intends to provide support for IBM z/OS Connect Server Container running on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on zCX. This will allow containerized z/OS Connect APIs that are optimized to run with greater proximity to the z/OS workloads, while providing cloud native DevOps to accelerate hybrid cloud modernization projects.

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Reference information

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For information about z/OS V2.5 and CD enhancements for z/OS V2.5, see:

  • Software Announcement AP22-0079, dated March 15, 2022
  • Software Announcement AP21-0381, dated November 23, 2021
  • Software Announcement AP21-0249, dated July 27, 2021
  • Software Announcement AP21-0051, dated March 2, 2021

For information about IBM Container Hosting Foundation, see Software Announcement AP21-0119, dated June 1, 2021 .

For information about z/OS V2.4 and CD enhancements for z/OS V2.4, see:

  • Software Announcement AP21-0206, dated June 22, 2021
  • Software Announcement AP21-0094, dated March 16, 2021
  • Software Announcement AP20-0469, dated December 8, 2020
  • Software Announcement AP20-0455, dated October 13, 2020
  • Software Announcement AP20-0362, dated September 22, 2020
  • Software Announcement AP20-0211, dated June 16, 2020
  • Software Announcement AP20-0097, dated March 17, 2020
  • Software Announcement AP19-0199, dated December 10, 2019
  • Software Announcement AP19-0326, dated July 23, 2019
  • Software Announcement AP19-0011, dated February 26, 2019

For information about IBM z15, see:

  • Hardware Announcement AG20-0056, dated August 4, 2020
  • Hardware Announcement AG20-0006, dated April 14, 2020
  • Hardware Announcement AG20-0013, dated January 14, 2020
  • Hardware Announcement AG19-0094, dated November 26, 2019
  • Hardware Announcement AG19-0032, dated September 12, 2019

For information about IBM z14 Model ZR1, see:

  • Hardware Announcement AG18-0074, dated October 2, 2018
  • Hardware Announcement AG18-0018, dated April 10, 2018

For information about z14, see:

  • Hardware Announcement AG18-0074, dated October 2, 2018
  • Hardware Announcement AG17-0093, dated November 28, 2017
  • Hardware Announcement AG17-0044, dated July 17, 2017


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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5655-ZCX 1.1.0 IBM zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift
5655-ZCY 1.1.0 IBM zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift S&S

Program number Subscription and support program number
5655-ZCX 5655-ZCY


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Education support

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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers can be found on the IBM Training and Skills website.

Contact your IBM representative for course information.

Specific program education is available in IBMDocumentation on March 18, 2022.



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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Publications

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Technical documentation will be available in IBM Documentation on March 18, 2022.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift 1.1 runs on the following IBM Z servers:

  • z15 Models T01 and T02
  • z14 Models M01-M05
  • z14 Model ZR1
Software requirements

zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift 1.1 requires:

  • z/OS V2.4, or later
  • PTFs for APARs for zCX for z/OS V2.4:
    • OA62311
    • OA62313
  • PTF for APAR OA62310 for zCX for z/OS V2.4 and z/OS V2.5
  • PTF for APAR OA60919 for IBM Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) for z/OS V2.4
    • SCRT provides reports for a non-MSU-based product, and the product units are the number of Central Processor Complexes (CPCs) on which the product is enabled.
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Planning information

Packaging

zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift (5655-ZCX) is packaged as follows:

Deliverable Form number Medium
Program Directory for zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift GI13-5613 Electronic
License Information for zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift GI13-5614 Electronic
License Information CD for zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift LC31-5706 Electronic
Physical
README for zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift GI13-5612 Electronic
Physical

IBM recommends internet delivery from Shopz. However, if you still require physical media, you can choose DVD. Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

Security, auditability, and control

zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software.

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



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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

Charge metric

The charge metrics for these licensed programs can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5655-ZCX IBM zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift L-AMOR-CBGQZL

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section.

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Basic license

To order, specify the program number and the appropriate license or charge option.

Program name and number: IBM zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift (5655-ZCX)

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018M18 IBM zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift Premium 1 year Use-Based License One-Time Charge Per Processor Core Qty 1
    MultiVersion Measurement No Charge Per Processor Core Qty 1
Orderable supply ID Language
S018M1D US English
Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018M19 IBM zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift Premium 3 year Use-Based License One-Time Charge Per Processor Core Qty 1
    MultiVersion Measurement No Charge Per Processor Core Qty 1
Orderable supply ID Language
S018M3M US English
Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018M17 IBM zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift Premium 5 year Use-Based License One-Time Charge Per Processor Core Qty 1
    MultiVersion Measurement No Charge Per Processor Core Qty 1
Orderable supply ID Language
S018M3N US English

IBM recommends internet delivery. However, if you still require physical media, you can choose DVD.

Program name and number: IBM zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift Subscription and Support (S&S) (5655-ZCY)

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018M2D IBM zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift Premium 1 year SW Subscription and Support Premium 1 Year Per Processor Core Qty 1
Orderable supply ID Language
S018M97 US English
Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018M2B IBM zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift Premium 3 year SW Subscription and Support Premium 3 Year Per Processor Core Qty 1
Orderable supply ID Language
S018M9H US English
Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018M2C IBM zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift Premium 5 year S&S SW Subscription and Support Premium 5 Year Per Processor Core Qty 1
Orderable supply ID Language
S018M9G US English


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Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5655-ZCX IBM zCX Foundation for Red Hat OpenShift L-AMOR-CBGQZL

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