IBM System z9 Enterprise Class Technical Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

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

Published 29 June 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738489301
ISBN-13: 9780738489308
IBM Form #: SG24-7124-02
(316 pages)

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Authors: Bill White, Franck Injey, Greg Chambers, Marian Gasparovic, Parwez Hamid, Brian Hatfield, Ken Hewitt, Dick Jorna, Patrick Kappeler


This IBM Redbooks publication discusses the IBM System z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC), which offers a continuation of the IBM scalable mainframe servers. Based on z/Architecture, the System z9 Enterprise Class server provides major extensions by:

In addition to increased performance and expansion options, improved facilities for nondisruptive maintenance and growth provide better operational support and availability.

This book provides an overview of the z9 EC and its functions, features, and associated software support. More details are offered in selected areas relevant to technical planning.

This book is intended for systems engineers, consultants, planners, and anyone wanting to understand the new IBM System z9 Enterprise Class functions and plan for their usage. It is not intended as an introduction to mainframes. Readers are expected to be generally familiar with existing System z technology and terminology.

This publication is part of a series. For a more complete understanding of System z9 capabilities, also refer to our companion Redbooks:
IBM System z9 Business Class Technical Introduction, SG24-7241
IBM System z Connectivity Handbook, SG24-5444

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. System structure and design
Chapter 3. I/O system structure
Chapter 4. Channel Subsystem
Chapter 5. Cryptography
Chapter 6. Software support
Chapter 7. Sysplex functions
Chapter 8. Concurrent upgrades and availability
Chapter 9. Environmental requirements
Appendix A. Hardware Management Console
Appendix B. CHPID mapping tool
Appendix C. Fiber cabling services

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