This page provides product support information for customers of IBM's latest generation of PCIe HSM, the IBM PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor Version 3 (PCIeCC3).
The PCIeCC3 is available on IBM Z mainframes (z14® only) as crypto feature Crypto Express6S (CEX6S), feature code (FC) 0893. Note that FC 0893 requires FC 3863 - CPACF Enablement (Central Processor Assist for Cryptographic Functions). CPACF is a set of cryptographic instructions providing improved performance through hardware acceleration. Using the cryptographic hardware, you gain security from using the CPACF and the Crypto feature through in-kernel cryptography APIs and, for Linux® on z Systems®, the libica cryptographic functions library.
The following sections list many topics related to the PCIeCC3 and provides a link for each topic to a page or downloadable PDF that provides information on that topic. The topics are group by hardware, software, and information of a general nature.