Technical specifications

Processor Core Types:

N10 min/max

N20 (1 drawer) min/max

N20 (2 drawer) min/max

CP

0/6

0/6

0/6

IFL

0/10

0/20

0/20

ICF

0/10

0/20

0/20

zIIP*

0/6

0/12

0/12

Std SAP

2/2

2/2

2/2

add'l SAP

0/2

3/3

3/3

Spares

0/0

2/2

2/2

IFP

1/1

1/1

1/1

Coupling Links

Internal Coupling Link maximum

32

ICA SR maximum

16 ports

12x HCA3-O InfiniBand maximum

16 ports

1x HCA3-O LR InfiniBand maximum

32 ports

Channels

FICON Express16S/FICON Express8S/FICON Express8/OSA-Express5S/OSA-Express4S

Maximum: 128/128/32/96/96

Flash Express

8 (4 pairs – 8 PCIe adapters); offered in pairs

HiperSockets

Up to 32 high-speed “virtual” Local Area Networks

Internal Shared Memory (ISM)

Up to 32 high-speed network segments

Cryptography

Crypto Express5S

Minimum order 2 features; Maximum order 16 features

Compression Acceleration

zEDC Express

Minimum order 1 feature; Maximum order 8 features

RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE)

10 GbE RoCE Express

Maximum order of 8 features

Processor Memory

Model

Minimum

Maximum

N10

64 GB

1 TB

N20 (1 drawer)

64 GB

2 TB

N20 (2 drawers)

64 GB

4 TB

Upgradeability

Upgradeable within the z13s family
Upgrading to the N20 from N10 model will require a planned outage
Upgradeable from IBM zEnterprise BC12 and IBM zEnterprise 114
Upgradeable from z13s N20 to z13 N30 air-cooled (radiator) only
Upgradeable from IBM< LinuxONE Rockhopper™ L10 to z13s N10 or N20; or L20 to N20

Supported Operating Systems

z/OS

z/OS V2.2
z/OS V2.1
z/OS V1.13
z/OS V1.12 (toleration) Available via IBM Software Support Services

z/VM

z/VM 6.3
z/VM 6.2 (toleration)

KVM for IBM z Systems

KVM for IBM z 1.1 with SUSE SLES SP1 guests

Linux on z Systems

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and 7
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 and 12
For minimum or recommended levels please see IBM Tested platforms pageibm.com/systems/z/os/linux/resources/testedplatforms.html

z/VSE®

z/VSE 5.1, 5.2, 6.1 and subsequent releases

z/TPF

z/TPF 1.1

AIX® on POWER7® blade located in zBX

AIX 5.3 (TL 12+ and up), AIX 6.1 (TL 5+ and up) and AIX 7.1 and subsequent releases

Linux on IBM System x® on HX5 blade located in zBX Model 004

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.5 and up, 6.0 and up, 7.0 and up and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 (SP4) and up, SLES 11 SP1 and up, SLES 12 and up – 64 bit only

Microsoft Windows on HX5 blade located in zBX Model 004

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (SP2), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (Datacenter Edition recommended) – 64 bit only

Supported Hypervisors

PS701 in zBX Model 004

PowerVM® Enterprise Edition – VIOS 2.2.3

HX5 in zBX Model 004

KVM – Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor (RHEV-H) 6.5

IBM z BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) Model 004

WebSphere DataPower® Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise

Minimum: 0

Maximum: 28

IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express POWER7 blade

Minimum: 0

Maximum: 112

IBM BladeCenter HX5 blade

Minimum: 0

Maximum: 56

* If ordering a zIIP, one or more general purpose processor (CP) per the specialty engine is required. IBM has modified the ratio of zIIP to CPs to be 2:1. Up to two zIIP processors may be purchased for every general purpose processor purchased on the server.

† The blades for BladeCenter PS701 Express blade, BladeCenter HX5 blade and DataPower XI50z can be shared in the same BladeCenter chassis—note that DataPower XI50z blades are “doublewide” and use two slots. Total zBX capacity cannot exceed 112 total blades.

‡ Carry forward only

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