This chapter addresses the environmental requirements for the IBM z13. It lists the dimensions, weights, power, and cooling requirements that are needed to plan for the installation of an z13, and what is required to upgrade to an IBM z BladeCenter Extension Model 004 (zBX Model 004).
There are several options for the physical installation of the server:
•Air or water cooling
•Installation on a raised floor or non-raised floor
•I/O and power cables exiting under the raised floor or off the top of the server frames