IBM System z9 109 Technical Introduction

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published 26 July 2005, updated 21 September 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738493813
ISBN-13: 9780738493817
IBM Form #: SG24-6669-00
(100 pages)

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Authors: Bill White, Bill Ogden, Jose Fadel


This IBM Redbooks publication introduces the IBM System z9 109 (z9-109), which offers a continuation of the IBM scalable mainframe servers. The z9-109 server is based on z/Architecture and provides extensions to the architecture. In addition to increased performance and expansion options, particular emphasis has been placed on the integration of the z9-109 into a complete system and software environment.
This document provides basic information about new hardware functions and features, associated software support, and migration considerations. It is intended for systems engineers, hardware planners, and anyone else needing to understand the new z9-109 system elements and plan for their usage. This document is not intended as an introduction to mainframes. Readers are expected to be generally familiar with current zSeries technology and terminology.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Hardware overview
Chapter 3. Key functional elements
Chapter 4. Software support
Chapter 5. General considerations
Appendix A. Frequently asked questions
Appendix B. Instruction set changes
Appendix C. Channel options

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