The following two tables describe all channel attributes, the required cable types, the maximum unrepeated distance, and the bit rate for the zEnterprise CPCs.
For all optical links the connector type is LC Duplex, except the ESCON connector is of an MTRJ type, and the 12xIFB connection is established with an MPO connector. The electrical Ethernet cable for the OSA connectivity are connected through an RJ45 jack.
Table A-1 lists the attributes of the channel options supported on IBM zEnterprise 196.
At least one ESCON, FICON, ISC, ...