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Optica Technologies 34600 FXBT ESCON Converter. For more information, check the
Optica Technologies Web site:
http://www.opticatech.com/34600.asp
򐂰 ESCON 4-port channel cards (z900 FC 2313)
ESCON 4-port channel cards are not offered as a new build option and are replaced with
new 16-Port ESCON cards (FC 2323) during an upgrade from z900.
The 16-Port ESCON card has MT-RJ connectors.
򐂰 FICON channel cards (pre-FICON Express) (z900 FC 2315 and FC 2318)
FICON channel cards (FC 2315 and FC 2318), the original pre-FICON Express cards, are
not offered as a new build option and are replaced with new FICON Express cards
(FC 2319 or FC 2320) during an upgrade from z900.
The FICON Express cards have LC Duplex connectors.
򐂰 OSA-2 adapter cards (z900 FC 5201 and FC 5202)
The OSA-2 Token Ring (z900’s FC 5201) and OSA-2 Fiber Distributed Data Interface
(FDDI) (z900s FC 5202) features are not offered as a new build option and are not offered
on an upgrade from z900.
For Token Ring connectivity, use the equivalent OSA-Express adapter.
If FDDI connectivity is still desired, a multiprotocol switch or router with the appropriate
network interface (for example, 1000BASE-T Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet) can be used to
provide connectivity between the z990 server and a FDDI LAN, via an OSA-Express
adapter.
򐂰 OSA-Express ATM adapters (z900’s FC 2362 and FC 2363)
The OSA-Express Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) features are not offered as a new
build option and are not offered on an upgrade from z900.
If ATM connectivity is still desired, a multiprotocol switch or router with the appropriate
network interface (for example, 1000BASE-T Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet) can be used to
provide connectivity between the z990 server and an ATM LAN, via an OSA-Express
adapter.
3.3.2 Cryptographic feature cards
Table 3-4 gives a summary of all cryptographic feature cards that are supported on z990
servers.
Table 3-4 Cryptographic feature cards
Cryptographic feature card no longer supported
The following cryptographic feature card is no longer supported on z990 servers:
򐂰 PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCICC) (z900’s FC 0861)
The PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCICC) (FC 0861) is replaced with the PCIX
Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCIXCC) (FC 0868) and the CMOS Cryptographic
Coprocessor Facility that were offered on z900. In addition, functions from the
Cryptographic card types Feature Codes (FC)
PCIXCC 0868
PCICA 0862

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