zSeries Shared and Spanned Channels

Published 13 December 2004

Authors: Bill White

Abstract

This Technote lists the channel types that can be defined as MIF shared and/or MIF spanned channels on a z990 or a z890 server.

Contents

Spanned and shared channels

Channel type
CHPID definition
MIF shared channel
MIF spanned channel
ESCONexternalCNC, CTCyesno
CVC, CBYnono
FICON ExpressexternalFC, FCPyesyes
FCVyesno
OSA-ExpressexternalOSC, OSD, OSEyesyes
OSA-Express2externalOSDyesyes
ICB-4externalCBPyesyes
ICB-3externalCBPyesyes
ICB-2aexternalCBSyesyes
CBRnono
ISC-3externalCFPyesyes
CFSyesyes
CFRnono
ICinternalICPyesyes
HiperSocketsinternalIQDyesyes
a. The z890 server does not support ICB-2s.

Note: Spanning of ESCON channels, FICON converter (FCV) channels, or receiver coupling links (CFRs) are not supported.


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