IBM z15 Configuration Setup

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 04 August 2020

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ISBN-10: 0738459003
ISBN-13: 9780738459004
IBM Form #: SG24-8860-00
(408 pages)

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Authors: Octavian Lascu, Bill White, Nelson Oliveira, Franco Pinto, Ryotaroh Sawada, Martin Söllig


This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z15™ (machine types 8561 and 8562) systems. The z15 systems offers new functions that require a comprehensive understanding of the available configuration options. This book presents configuration setup scenarios, and describes implementation examples in detail.

This publication is intended for systems engineers, hardware planners, and anyone who needs to understand IBM Z® configuration and implementation. Readers should be familiar with IBM Z technology and terminology. For more information about the functions of the z15 systems, see IBM z15 Technical Introduction, SG24-8850, IBM z15 (8561) Technical Guide, SG24-8851 and IBM z15 (8562) Technical Guide, SG24-8852.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning considerations
Chapter 3. Preparing for a new IBM z15 system
Chapter 4. Preparing an input/out configuration program to use the CHPID Mapping Tool
Chapter 5. The production input/output definition file and setting up the central processor complex
Chapter 6. Configuring network features
Chapter 7. Defining console communication
Chapter 8. Preparing for IBM Parallel Sysplex and configuring Server Time Protocol
Chapter 9. Defining Coupling Facility links
Chapter 10. Specialized features
Chapter 11. Adding logical partitions and operating system configurations
Chapter 12. Adding storage devices
Chapter 13. Adding network devices
Chapter 14. Adding coupling connectivity
Chapter 15. Adding Peripheral Component Interconnect Express devices
Appendix A. Additional material

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