IBM z13 Technical Workshop

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Workshop objectives

The course participant will learn how to exploit the IBM z13 hardware and software infrastructure to effectively run modern mainframe workloads/solutions. The 1-day workshop will provide a detailed description of the new features and functions of the z13 and the IBM z Systems BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 004, thereby enabling clients, BPs, and IBMers to plan, implement, and operate the system environment in an expedited manner.

Target audience

The IBM z13 Technical Workshop 2015 is intended for IT professionals who need to understand how to design and use the hardware infrastructure required to effectively run modern IBM z Systems solutions.

The workshop will be open to clients, business partners (BPs), and IBMers. IT professionals, including technical project managers, architects, systems programmers/analysts, systems designers and application developers.

Workshop description

Topics that will be covered, include:

Overview of the z13
- Product introduction
- Benefits
- Positioning

z13 technical details:
- CPC details
- Frame + processor drawer + nodes
- Processor Unit design
- Memory
- Capacity and Performance
- SMT and SIMD overview
- PCIe drawer / PCI Gen3
- I/O features (PCIe features) Flash
- Native PCI (zEDC and RoCE)
- RAS / zAware enhancements

zBX Model 004:
- Upgrades from previous models
- Rack
- BladeCenter
- Blades (DataPower, System x, and POWER)
- Workloads / Solutions

- Operating Systems support

z13 environmentals
- Power and cooling
- Energy monitoring

z13 connectivity
- Storage
- Network
- Coupling

HMC/SE enhancements
HMC / SE Backups scenarios
HMC Data Replication
RSF Changes
STP enhancements

Planning and implementation considerations
Installation and migration
Physical Planning
MES scenarios

Statements of Direction

Countries and Enrollment

Questions, comments?


Frieder Hamm, ITSO Training Program Manager


Brad Richards, ITSO Training Program Manager (Americas, AP, ANZ)