IBM z13 Configuration Setup

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 28 April 2015, updated 10 November 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738440639
ISBN-13: 9780738440637
IBM Form #: SG24-8260-00
(744 pages)

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Authors: Paolo Bruni, Tom Carielli, Mark Challen, Klaus Horn, Peter Hoyle, Kazuhiro Nakajima, Martin Soellig


This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z13™. The z13 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 Systems™ configuration and implementation. Readers should be generally familiar with current IBM z Systems technology and terminology. For details about the functions of the z13, see IBM z13 Technical Introduction, SG24-8250 and IBM z13 Technical Guide, SG24-8251.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introducing the IBM z13
Chapter 2. Channel subsystem
Chapter 3. Configuration planning
Chapter 4. I/O Autoconfiguration function (zDAC)
Chapter 5. Upgrading from an IBM zEC12 to IBM z13
Chapter 6. Replacing an IBM zEC12 with IBM z13
Chapter 7. Installing a new IBM z13
Chapter 8. Installing an additional IBM z13
Chapter 9. Server Time Protocol (STP)
Chapter 10. Crypto Express5S configuration
Chapter 11. Logical partitions
Chapter 12. Preparing IBM z13 for zBX Model 004
Chapter 13. Flash Express
Chapter 14. Configure Open System Adaptor (OSA) and RoCE Express
Appendix A. Additional features and functions

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