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IBM z14 Model ZR1 Technical Introduction

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Abstract

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest member of the IBM Z platform, the IBM z14 Model ZR1 (Machine Type 3907). It includes information about the Z environment and how it helps integrate data and transactions more securely, and provides insight for faster and more accurate business decisions.

The z14 ZR1 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z14 ZR1 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint. This system excels at the following tasks:


  • Securing data with pervasive encryption

  • Transforming a transactional platform into a data powerhouse

  • Getting more out of the platform with IT Operational Analytics

  • Providing resilience towards zero downtime

  • Accelerating digital transformation with agile service delivery

  • Revolutionizing business processes

  • Mixing open source and Z technologies


  • This book explains how this system uses new innovations and traditional Z strengths to satisfy growing demand for cloud, analytics, and open source technologies. With the z14 ZR1 as the base, applications can run in a trusted, reliable, and secure environment that improves operations and lessens business risk.

    Table of Contents

    1. Front cover
    2. Notices
      1. Trademarks
    3. Preface
      1. Authors
      2. Now you can become a published author, too
      3. Comments welcome
      4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
    4. Chapter 1. The foundation of a trusted digital transformation
      1. 1.1 The z14 ZR1: A secure and agile platform
        1. 1.1.1 Building and deploying highly secure cloud-based services
        2. 1.1.2 Securing data with pervasive encryption
        3. 1.1.3 Transforming a transactional platform into a data powerhouse
        4. 1.1.4 Getting more out of the platform with IT Operational Analytics
        5. 1.1.5 Providing resilience towards zero downtime
        6. 1.1.6 Accelerating digital transformation with agile service delivery
        7. 1.1.7 Revolutionizing business processes
        8. 1.1.8 Mixing open source and Z technologies
      2. 1.2 z14 ZR1 technical description
        1. 1.2.1 Technical highlights
        2. 1.2.2 Storage connectivity
        3. 1.2.3 Network connectivity
        4. 1.2.4 Cryptography
        5. 1.2.5 Clustering connectivity
        6. 1.2.6 Special-purpose features and functions
        7. 1.2.7 Capacity on demand and performance
        8. 1.2.8 Reliability, availability, and serviceability
      3. 1.3 Software support
        1. 1.3.1 IBM compilers
    5. Chapter 2. IBM z14 ZR1 hardware overview
      1. 2.1 Models and upgrade paths
      2. 2.2 Rack and cabling
      3. 2.3 CPC drawer
        1. 2.3.1 Single chip modules
        2. 2.3.2 Processor unit
        3. 2.3.3 Memory
        4. 2.3.4 Hardware system area
      4. 2.4 I/O system structure
        1. 2.4.1 16U Reserved feature
      5. 2.5 Power and cooling
        1. 2.5.1 Power considerations
    6. Chapter 3. Supported features and functions
      1. 3.1 I/O features at a glance
      2. 3.2 Native PCIe features and integrated firmware processor
      3. 3.3 Storage connectivity
        1. 3.3.1 zHyperLink Express
        2. 3.3.2 FICON functions
        3. 3.3.3 FCP functions
        4. 3.3.4 FICON Express16S+
        5. 3.3.5 FICON Express16S (carry forward only)
        6. 3.3.6 FICON Express8S (carry forward only)
      4. 3.4 Network connectivity
        1. 3.4.1 OSA-Express functions
        2. 3.4.2 OSA-Express7S
        3. 3.4.3 OSA-Express6S
        4. 3.4.4 OSA-Express5S (carry forward only)
        5. 3.4.5 OSA-Express4S (carry forward only, select features)
        6. 3.4.6 HiperSockets functions
        7. 3.4.7 Shared Memory Communications functions
        8. 3.4.8 RoCE Express features
      5. 3.5 Compression options
        1. 3.5.1 Compression Coprocessor
        2. 3.5.2 zEnterprise Data Compression
      6. 3.6 Cryptographic features
        1. 3.6.1 CP Assist for Cryptographic Function
        2. 3.6.2 Crypto Express6S
        3. 3.6.3 Crypto Express5S (carry forward only)
      7. 3.7 Coupling and clustering
        1. 3.7.1 Coupling Express Long Reach
        2. 3.7.2 Integrated Coupling Adapter Short Reach
        3. 3.7.3 Internal coupling
        4. 3.7.4 Coupling Facility Control Code Level
      8. 3.8 Virtual Flash Memory
      9. 3.9 Server Time Protocol
      10. 3.10 Hardware Management Console and Support Element
    7. Chapter 4. Strengths of the z14 ZR1
      1. 4.1 Technology improvements
        1. 4.1.1 Processor design highlights
        2. 4.1.2 Memory
      2. 4.2 Virtualization
        1. 4.2.1 Hardware virtualization
        2. 4.2.2 IBM Z based clouds
        3. 4.2.3 Secure Service Container
      3. 4.3 Capacity and performance
        1. 4.3.1 z14 ZR1 capacity settings
        2. 4.3.2 Capacity on demand
        3. 4.3.3 z14 ZR1 performance
      4. 4.4 Reliability, availability, and serviceability
        1. 4.4.1 RAS capability of the PDUs and Ethernet switches
        2. 4.4.2 RAS capability for the Support Element
        3. 4.4.3 RAS capability for the Hardware Management Console
      5. 4.5 High availability with parallel sysplex
      6. 4.6 Pervasive encryption
    8. Chapter 5. Operating system support
      1. 5.1 Software support summary
        1. 5.1.1 Operating systems summary
        2. 5.1.2 Application development and languages
        3. 5.1.3 IBM compilers
      2. 5.2 Support by operating system
        1. 5.2.1 z/OS
        2. 5.2.2 z/VM
        3. 5.2.3 z/VSE
        4. 5.2.4 z/TPF
        5. 5.2.5 Linux on IBM Z
        6. 5.2.6 KVM hypervisor
      3. 5.3 Software licensing
      4. 5.4 References
    9. Back cover