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 group by hardware, software, and information of a general nature.