This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses the new IBM zEnterprise System. This system consists of the IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12), an updated IBM zEnterprise® Unified Resource Manager, and the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) Model 003.
The zEC12 is designed with improved scalability, performance, security, resiliency, availability, and virtualization. The superscalar design allows the zEC12 to deliver a record level of capacity over the prior System z servers. It is powered by 120 of the world's most powerful microprocessors. These microprocessors run at 5.5 GHz and are capable of running more than 75,000 millions of instructions per second (MIPS). The zEC12 Model HA1 is estimated to provide up to 50% more total system capacity than the z196 Model M80.
The zBX Model 003 infrastructure works with the zEC12 to enhance System z virtualization and management. It does so through an integrated hardware platform that spans mainframe, IBM POWER7®, and IBM System x® technologies. Through the Unified Resource Manager, the zEnterprise System is managed as a single pool of resources, integrating system and workload management across the environment.
This book provides information about the zEnterprise System and its functions, features, and associated software support. Greater detail is offered in areas relevant to technical planning. It is intended for systems engineers, consultants, planners, and anyone who wants to understand the zEnterprise System functions and plan for their usage. It is not intended as an introduction to mainframes. Readers are expected to be generally familiar with existing IBM System z technology and terminology.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introducing the IBM zEnterprise EC12
Chapter 2. CPC Hardware Components
Chapter 3. CPC System design
Chapter 4. CPC I/O System Structure
Chapter 5. CPC Channel Subsystem
Chapter 6. Cryptography
Chapter 7. zBX zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Model 003
Chapter 8. Software support
Chapter 9. System upgrades
Chapter 10. RAS
Chapter 11. Environmental requirements
Chapter 12. Hardware Management Console and Support Element
Appendix A. IBM zAware
Appendix B. Channel options
Appendix C. Flash Express