z/VSE: New OSA/SF configuration with zBC12
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OSA/SF is now available on the HMC for zBC12 (and the enhanced zEC12): OSA Advanced Facilities on the Hardware Management Console (HMC) has been enhanced to provide configuration, validation, activation, and display support exclusively for the OSA-Express5S and OSA-Express4S features. For these features, the Advanced Facilities function on the HMC is used instead of the Open Systems Adapter Support Facility (OSA/SF) - a component of z/OS , z/VM , and z/VSE.
OSA/SF on the HMC can be used to configure channel path identifier (CHPID) type OSE. It can be used to manage (query/display) CHPID types OSD, OSE, and OSN.
OSA-Express cards provide networking features for 1000BASE-T Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
See the zBC1
The OSA-Express3 card on a zBC12 must still be configured using the OSA/SF component on z/VSE. Please ensure that you have the latest OSA/SF PTFs applied.
Besides the HMC configuration you may configure OSA-Express4S via the OSA/SF component on z/VSE too. However, the new OSA-Express5S card can only be configured via the HMC.
See also our z/VS