This page provides product support information for customers of IBM's latest generation of PCIe HSM, the IBM CEX7S / 4769.
The IBM 4769 is available on IBM Z mainframes (z15® only) as crypto feature Crypto Express7S (CEX7S), feature code (FC) 0898 / 0899. Note that FC 0898 / 0899 require 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 IBM Z®, the libica cryptographic functions library.
The IBM 4769 is available on x64 servers as an IBM Z® machine type-model 4769-001.
The following sections list many topics related to the IBM CEX7S / 4769 and provides a link for each topic to a page or downloadable PDF that provides information on that topic. The topics are grouped by hardware, software, and information of a general nature.
Note: some of the manuals are available on the IBM 4769 download site. To access this site, you must obtain and log in with an IBMid. This process is quick and easy. Instructions are on the download site.