IBM eServer zSeries 890 Technical Introduction

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 21 May 2004, updated 28 May 2004

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ISBN-10: 0738497649
ISBN-13: 9780738497648
IBM Form #: SG24-6310-00
(160 pages)

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Authors: Bill White, Mario Almeida, Jose Fadel, Parwez Hamid, Brian Hatfield, Dick Jorna, Bill Ogden


This IBM Redbooks publication introduces the IBM eServer zSeries 890, which represents the continuation of the scalable servers featured with the IBM eServer zSeries 990. The z890 is based on z/Architecture, the zSeries building blocks of the z990, and the virtualization technology of passed sever families. It is designed to be resilient in the unpredictable on demand world.

The z890 is a single model server with a wide range of capacity settings, delivering significantly improved granularity and enriched functions over its predecessor. At the same time, the z890 is also introducing the new eServer zSeries Application Assist Processor (zAAP), which provides a Java execution environment.

This publication provides information on the hardware and software features available with the z890. It also includes planning and migration considerations.

This technical introduction is intended for hardware planners, system engineers, and consultants who need to understand the capabilities of the z890.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Technical details
Chapter 3. Software support
Chapter 4. Planning and migration considerations
Chapter 5. Frequently asked questions
Appendix A. Instruction set
Appendix B. Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GPDS)

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