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IBM System z10 Business Class Technical Overview

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 19 November 2009, updated 07 December 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738433764
ISBN-13: 9780738433769
IBM Form #: SG24-7632-01

Authors: Bill White, Marian Gasparovic, Ivan Dobos, Per Fremstad, Wolfgang Fries, Parwez Hamid, Brian Hatfield, Dick Jorna, Fernando Nogal and Karl-Erik Stenfors

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM System z10™ Business Class (z10 BC) server, which is based on z/Architecture® and inherits many of the improvements made with the previously introduced System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC) server. With a focus on midrange enterprise computing, the z10 BC server delivers an entry point with very granular scalability and an unprecedented range of capacity settings to grow with the workload. It delivers unparalleled qualities of service to help manage growth and reduce cost and risk.

    The z10 BC server further extends System z® leadership by enriching its flexibility with enhancements to the just-in-time capacity deployment functions.

    This book provides an overview of the z10 BC and its functions, features, and associated software support. Greater detail is offered in areas relevant to technical planning.

    This book is intended for systems engineers, hardware planners, and anyone wanting to understand the System z10 Business 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.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introducing the IBM System z10 Business Class

    Chapter 2. Hardware components

    Chapter 3. System design

    Chapter 4. I/O system structure

    Chapter 5. Channel subsystem

    Chapter 6. Cryptography

    Chapter 7. Software support

    Chapter 8. System upgrades

    Chapter 9. RAS

    Chapter 10. Environmental requirements

    Chapter 11. Hardware Management Console


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