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IBM zEnterprise System and IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager deliver the gold standard of enterprise computing and extends mainframe-like governance and qualities of service to special purpose workload optimizers and general purpose IBM POWER7 and System x Application Server Blades

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IBM zEnterprise System Datasheet

  1. 1. IBM Systems and Technology System zData Sheet IBM zEnterprise System The IBM zEnterprise™ System (zEnterprise) is a system that com- Highlights bines unprecedented innovations with the IBM gold standard of enter- prise computing—the System z® mainframe. The zEnterprise is a ● A “System of Systems”, integrating heterogeneous compute system capable of hosting many workloads IBM’s leading technologies to dramati- cally improve productivity of today’s integrated together, each one optimized to meet individual business multiarchitecture data centers and goals on an IT infrastructure managed as one single entity. The tomorrow’s private clouds. IBM zEnterprise System includes the zEnterprise 196 (z196), the ● The world’s fastest and most scalable zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) with its integrated optimiz- enterprise system with unrivalled relia- ers and/or select IBM blades, and the Unified Resource Manager bility, security, and manageability. (zManager). ● Tightly integrated, landmark cross platform systems management capabili- A zEnterprise can deploy and intelligently manage workloads across ties and policy-based frameworks for mainframe and distributed technologies with a single management optimizing multitier, heterogeneous workloads. interface. Built-in functions can extend many of IBM’s leading main- frame-like governance and qualities of service even further to special- ized application optimizers and select POWER7® and IBM x861 blade servers, allowing simplified operations across all these application environments. The IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) is designed with performance and capacity for growth and large-scale consolidation and when combined with improved security, resiliency and availability, the z196 can help to lower both risk and reduce cost. Data serving with the IBM mainframe platform helps you reduce complexity in your IT infrastructure while helping you simplify compliance and leverage your core asset— your data.
  2. 2. IBM Systems and Technology System zData SheetThe new zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) is aninfrastructure hosting the optimizers and blade servers. ThezBX utilizes a private high speed internal network that con-nects it to the z196, which reduces the need for networkinghardware and provides inherently high security. The zBXallows the zEnterprise to extend its strong portfolio tosupport AIX® on Power and Linux® on System x®1applications.The IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager)provides integrated management for the zEnterprise System.It can dramatically simplify operations across the multipleapplication environments. The Unified Resource Managerprovides energy monitoring and management, goal-orientedresource management, increased security, virtual networking,and information management, all integrated into a singleeasy-to-use interface. as they all create copies of data. Security is a concern and management of all these heterogeneous silos consumes theExtending out by bringing applications majority of IT budget.closer to their dataThe needs of today’s business are requiring an increase in With the new zEnterprise System, IBM welcomes the nextspeed of deployment for new applications. Many customers generation of enterprise computing—a multiarchitectureare battling growing infrastructure complexity with many platform that offers tighter integration between the databasetiers and nodes of independent resources spread over the and the applications that need access to System z data but runcorporate network. Businesses are quickly realizing that sys- on a distributed platform.tem management information does not typically offer anend-to-end view. Automation policies are limited to tier and How did IBM do it? The z196 can attach the zBX infrastruc-node boundaries. Each “island” of resources speaks a different ture to support this new multiplatform environment. Installedlanguage with a different protocol. Redundancy is pervasive in the zBX will be special purpose workload optimizers like the new IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2® for 2
  3. 3. IBM Systems and Technology System zData Sheetz/OS®, V1.1 and WebSphere® DataPower® Integration (backup or restore). And from a serviceability standpoint theAppliance XI50 for zEnterprise (DataPower XI50z), and resources, z/VM guests and blades will be able to monitorselect general purpose POWER7 blades with a statement of themselves and log errors that happen—with time stamps todirection to add IBM x86 blades.1 Managing everything is the keep data and transaction integrity. A notification of an issueUnified Resource Manager. It can help to deliver end-to-end can be sent to operations and a “call home” is placed to thevirtualization and management and the ability to optimize IBM System Service Representative to come out and take aresource deployment according to individual workload repair action. Hardware management functionality that isrequirements. Now you can run an application that spans similar to what you get on any System z server today.z/OS, Linux on System z, AIX on POWER, or Linux onSystem x1 but have it under a single management umbrella. Every IT installation wants to make the best use of its resources and maintain the highest possible throughput toTransforming the way assets are help achieve the best possible system responsiveness and ulti-managed and deployed mately meet Service Level Agreements. Unified ResourceThe zEnterprise System is the only platform that allows the Manager manages your resources to user specified businessdefinition of z/VM® guests and blades as virtual servers service level objectives. It can define a group of virtual serverswithin a tightly integrated and centrally managed enterprise that support an application. With the ability to monitor andcomputing environment. Virtualization means fewer manage the group, dynamic adjustments can be made toresources are required to meet peak demands. And the virtu- ensure that all applications are provided sufficient resources.alization and integration of heterogeneous platforms bringsnew collaboration of technical resources together. Packaged Using the z196 to scale to meet yourhardware can reduce the complexity of ordering and business needsinstalling a system. But the real value is in the integrated, The z196 will enable growth and optimize service deliveryadvanced management of all the virtual servers using the under conditions of change by taking scalability to newUnified Resource Manager. dimensions. The all new 96 core design delivers massive scale for consolidation, secure data serving and transaction pro-With the Unified Resource Manager, you are able to apply cessing. The z196 is expected to deliver 40 percent moresome of the fundamental strengths of the System z environ- capacity compared to an IBM System z10® Enterprise Classment to a multiplatform infrastructure—think of it as gover- (z10™ EC) of equal Nway and up to 60 percent more totalnance taken to the next step. When new resources are capacity on a fully configured server than the z10 EC Modelinstalled, the Unified Resource Manager will be able to run E64, for average LSPR workloads running z/OS 1.11.discovery and identify them, add them to the inventory, andturn them on or off. It can also perform a physical configura-tion of the resource and establish a plan for disaster recovery 3
  4. 4. IBM Systems and Technology System zData SheetOur new 5.2 GHz microprocessor chip has a high-frequency satisfy coupling, cryptography, I/O and LAN requirements;design that leverages IBM leadership technology with more for ICF and server-to-server connectivity, for the Cryptocache than other chips and a new execution sequence that Express3 with secure coprocessors and SSL transactions,delivers world-class per-thread performance. There are for I/O connectivity using ESCON®, FICON® or FCP,100 new instructions that will help to deliver CPU-centric for LAN connectivity using the OSA-Express3 Gigabit,performance. For CPU intensive workloads additional gains 10 Gigabit and 1000 BASE-T Ethernet features. The Highof up to 30 percent can be achieved via compiler improve- Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) has beenments. Like the z10 processor chip, there are data compres- enhanced and combined with FICON Express8 bring newsion and cryptographic processors right on the chip. levels of performance when accessing data on zHPF enabled storage devices such as the IBM System Storage® DS8700.The z196 has a machine type of 2817, with five models offer-ing between one to 80 configurable cores. The server Virtualization for today—and for thesupports up to 3 TB of real memory (1 TB per LPAR) which futureis double the maximum memory available on the z10 EC. A The z/VM hypervisor offers a base for organizations thatsignificant reliability enhancement to the z196 is Redundant want to exploit IBM virtualization technology on one of theArray of Independent Memory (RAIM)—similar to what is industry’s best-of-breed server environments—the System zknown in the Disk industry as Redundant Array of platform. Test and development servers can run side by sideIndependent Disk (RAID). The z196 will be the first high- on the same hardware as production, helping to improveend server in the industry to offer RAIM. The increased resource utilization and offer significant operational advan-available capacity and memory on the server can help to tages. With the z196 design for increased capacity and thebenefit throughput on workloads such as DB2, WebSphere number of available processor cores per server, and reducedand Linux. Beyond the customer purchased memory, there is energy usage and floor space, it is a perfect fit for large-scalean additional 16 GB of memory for the Hardware System consolidation. The z196 virtualization capabilities can sup-Area (HSA). The HSA holds the I/O configuration data for port up to 50 distributed servers on a single core, up tothe server. thousands on a single system.High-speed connectivity and high bandwidth out to the data The new heterogeneous zEnterprise technology is centeredand the network are critical in achieving sufficient levels of around creating a virtual server environment for deployingtransaction throughput and enabling resources inside and applications that have affinity to data hosted on the z196 butoutside the server to maximize application requirements. runs on AIX or Linux on System x.1 The virtual servers canThe z196 uses a host bus interface with a link data rate of6 GB using the industry-standard InfiniBand protocol to help 4
  5. 5. IBM Systems and Technology System zData Sheetbe created and associated with a pool of resources that are Optimizers installed in the zBX are specialized appliancesthen grouped with System z virtual servers to define a that are dedicated to workloads. The optimizer is made up ofworkload for which coherent management and performance hardware and software, in a closed environment, dedicated topolicies can be defined and enforced. This will allow better a specific workload and highly integrated with z/OS. Theend-to-end application integration with System z transaction IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer installed in the zEnterpriseprocessing, messaging and data serving capabilities. can offer data-in-memory support to deliver significant performance and/or lower cost per transaction for queriesA new world of application support redirected to the solution. The DataPower XI50z forSystem z is optimized to provide best-of-breed support for zEnterprise is a multifunctional appliance that can be imple-mission-critical data and mixed workloads. Data processing mented to provide XML hardware acceleration, streamlinerequires exceptional single-thread performance, so the z196 is and secure valuable service-oriented architecture (SOA)engineered with a strong threading model and robust cache applications, or provide drop in integration for heteroge-in support of the processing of data—as opposed to a neous environments by enabling core Enterprise Servicethroughput computing design targeting more generic appli- Bus (ESB) functionality including routing, bridging, transfor-cations. This strategy allows the z196 to deliver exceptional mation and event management capabilities while also accommodatingmixed applications that have close affinity to this data. Workloads across all industries fit the zEnterprise model. In banking there are components across retail and wholesaleThere will always be situations where end-to-end application banking that rely on several architectures to execute, but thelogic is best served by a set of closely federated heteroge- core of most banking relies on System z and z/OS. Insuranceneous resources that includes System z and other processor typically maintains Claims processing on System z buttypes. For example, there are particular industry processes reaches out to the internet for interaction with consumers,where a distributed topology is the de facto standard. Even utilizing Linux, UNIX® and Intel®. Government is relyingwhen most processing is performed on System z, some criti- more and more on the web based capability to reach out tocal software element might not be available and must be consumers and improve the rate of return for taxes, accuratedeployed on a distributed server. Now on zEnterprise, an payment of social benefits and even Census based reporting.IBM blade, installed in the zBX, can be used to host And these examples run in retail, healthcare and telecommu-applications with the Unified Resource Manager enabling nications as well.application integration with System z transaction processing,messaging and data serving capabilities. 5
  6. 6. IBM Systems and Technology System zData SheetSpecialty engines offer more choice secure connections in an enterprise. In addition, zIIP (withSystem z specialty engines can help deliver greater efficien- z/OS V1.10 and above) supports select z/OS Global Mirrorcies and expand the use of the mainframe for a broader (formerly called Extended Remote Copy, XRC) disk copyset of applications, while helping to lower the total cost of service functions. z/OS V1.10 introduced zIIP Assistedownership. HiperSockets™ for large messages.The System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) is The System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) isdesigned to support and run data and transaction processing designed to support new application technologies suchand network workloads and to make the consolidation of as Java™ and XML and helps make running these new appli-these workloads on to System z more cost effective. cation technologies on z/OS more cost effective. WorkloadsWorkloads eligible for the zIIP (with z/OS V1.7 or a later) eligible for the zAAP (with z/OS V1.8) include all Javainclude remote connectivity to DB2 to help support these processed via the IBM Solution Developers Kit (SDK) andworkloads: Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Relationship XML processed locally via z/OS XML System Services. z/OSManagement (ERP), Customer Relationship Management v1.11 is enhanced with a new capability that can enable zAAP(CRM) and Extensible Markup Language (XML) applica- eligible workloads to run on zIIPs. This capability can allowtions. z/OS V1.11, together with DB2 for z/OS Version 8 or you to run zIIP and zAAP eligible workloads together on justDB2 9 DB2 utilities, now offers additional capabilities for one specialty engine—the zIIP.exploiting zIIPs. DB2 utilities sorting fixed-length recordsusing IBM’s memory object sorting technique can have a The z196 also features the Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)portion of the workload redirected to a zIIP when one is to support Linux and open standards creating a great oppor-available. In addition to supporting remote connectivity tunity for large-scale consolidation. Linux brings a wealth ofto DB2 (via DRDA® over TCP/IP) the zIIP also supports available applications that can be run in a real or virtual envi-DB2 long-running parallel queries—a workload integral to ronment within z196. An example is the z/VSE® strategy,Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing solutions. A which supports integration between the IFL, z/VSE andsolution from IBM Global Business Services (GBS), Linux on System z to help customers integrate timely pro-IBM Scalable Architecture for Financial Reporting (SAFR), a duction of z/VSE data into new Linux applications, such ashighly efficient and scalable business intelligence reporting data warehouse environments built upon a DB2 data serversolution, can be enabled for the zIIP. The zIIP (with z/OS (all of which are supported as a guest on z/VM 5.4 withV1.8 and above) also supports IPSec processing, making the z/VM mode partitions).zIIP an IPSec encryption engine helpful in creating highly 6
  7. 7. IBM Systems and Technology System zData SheetImprove your agility to respond to monitor and provide trend reporting of energy efficiency forchange the entire heterogeneous infrastructure. New static powerAlong with having multiple technologies to manage, IT savings mode allows for turning off engines that are not beingdepartments must be agile so they can respond rapidly to used. New query max potential power will help when doingchange. It may be necessary to coordinate changes in people, total data center energy use management.processes and technology. The z196 can help. There is value in reducing wattage and power across theThe server will continue to build on the System z capacity entire data center and zEnterprise offers solutions that canon-demand offerings that simplify making modifications. help. The z196 will have a water cooled option that doesn’tPermanent Capacity Upgrade can be initiated by the cus- increase the system footprint and offers energy savings with-tomer using Resource Link via CIU (Customer Initiated out compromising performance. There is an option for high-Upgrade). Temporary capacity is available with IBM On/Off voltage dc, which can eliminate the need for a UniversalCapacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) when satisfying short- Power Supply (UPS) inverter and Power Distribution Unitterm spikes in capacity or for testing new applications when (PDU). Top exit I/O cabling can improve flexibility in theneeded. Capacity Back-up (CBU) can help provide reserved data center by helping to increase air flow in a raised-flooremergency capacity for multiple processor configurations. environment. And the zBX has an optional rear door heatAnd Capacity for Planned Events (CPE), a variation on CBU exchanger to reduce energy available when there is unallocated capacity available in aserver, CPE will allow up to the maximum capacity available New system. New possibilities. Newto be used for planned events such as planned maintenance in value.a data center. A three-day CPE contract can be purchased at The zEnterprise System is a revolutionary new mainframe—aa fixed price based on the amount of capacity you need to truly integrated hardware platform that is able to span andturn on. intelligently manage workloads across mainframe and distrib- uted technologies. The multiplatform system managed withHelping to manage energy usage the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager brings integrationPower and cooling discussions continue to be part of any IT of governance to manage risk across the infrastructure, inte-budget planning. As energy prices have risen and utilities gration that will help to accelerate insight for the business,have restricted the amount of power usage, it is important to integration of processes to increase business agility, and inte-review the role of the server in balancing IT spending. A gration of people to enable new business innovation.zEnterprise System can help take better control of energyusage in the data center. Unified Resource Manager will 7
  8. 8. IBM Systems and Technology System zData SheetIBM zEnterprise System (2817) at a glanceProcessor Core Types: CP / IFL / ICF / zAAP2 / zIIP2 / zBXModel Minimum MaximumM15 1/0 /0/0/0/0 3 15 / 15 / 15 / 7 / 7 / 1M32 1 / 03 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 32 / 32 / 16 / 16 / 16 / 1M49 1/0 /0/0/0/0 3 49 / 49 / 16 / 24 / 24 / 1M66 1/0 /0/0/0/0 3 66 / 66 / 16 / 33 / 33 / 1M80 1 / 03 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 80 / 80 / 16 / 40 / 40 / 1Coupling LinksMaximum # external 80coupling linksISC-3 maximum4 48IC maximum 32InfiniBand maximum 32CHPID maximum 128ChannelsMinimum: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 ESCON / FICON Express8 / FICON Express4 / OSA-Express3 / OSA-Express2Maximum: 240 / 336 / 336 / ESCON / FICON Express8 / FICON Express4 / OSA-Express3 / OSA-Express296:48 / 48HiperSockets Up to 32 high-speed “virtual” Local Area NetworksCrypographicCrypto Express3 Minimum order is two features, maximum is eight features (16 PCIe adapters) 8
  9. 9. IBM Systems and Technology System zData SheetIBM zEnterprise System (2817) at a glanceProcessor MemoryModel Minimum MaximumM15 32 GB 7525 GBM32 32 GB 1520 GBM49 32 GB 2288 GBM66 32 GB 3056 GBM80 32 GB 3056 GBUpgradeability Upgradeable within the z196 family Upgrading to the M80 from other z196 models will require a planned outage Upgradeable from IBM System z10 Enterprise Class and IBM System z9® Enterprise ClassSupported Operating Systemsz/OS z/OS V1.9 and subsequent releases6z/VM: z/VM 5.4 and subsequent releasesLinux on System z: Red Hat RHEL 5 and subsequent releases, Novell SUSE SLES 10 and subsequent releases, Linux as z/VM guestz/VSE z/VSE V4.2 and subsequent releasesz/TPF z/TPF 1.1AIX® (on POWER7 blade AIX 5.3 and subsequent releases and PowerVM™ Enterprise Editionlocated in zBX)IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 002IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer 5 solution sizes: 7, 14, 28, 42, 56WebSphere DataPower Minimum: 0 Maximum: 287Integration Appliance XI50 forzEnterprisePOWER7 blades Minimum: 0 Maximum: 1127 9
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  12. 12. For more informationTo learn more about zEnterprise, please contact yourIBM marketing representative or IBM Business Partner, orvisit: © Copyright IBM Corporation 2010 IBM Systems and Technology Group Route 100 Somers, New York 10589 Produced in the United States February 2011 All Rights Reserved IBM, the IBM logo,, System z and zEnterprise are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. If these and other IBM trademarked terms are marked on their first occurrence in this information with a trademark symbol (® or ™), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks in other countries. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright and trademark information” at Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. 1 All statements regarding IBM future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represents goals and objectives only. 2 If ordering a zAAP or a zIIP, one or more general purpose processor (CP) per the specialty engine is required. One CP can satisfy the requirement for either or both of the specialty engines. 3 No IFL is required unless ordering an IFL only server - model capacity identifier 700. If you order a 700 no CP is orderable 4 ISC-3 Peer mode only 5 Excludes the standard fixed size of 16 GB HSA 6 z/OS V1.10 is required to support an ensemble 7 The blades for POWER7 and WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise can be shared in the same BladeCenter chassis—note that DataPower appliance blades are “doublewide” and use two slots. They can be mixed in the same zBX with IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer blades—but not in the same BladeCenter Chassis. Total zBX capacity can not exceed 112 total blades. Please Recycle ZSD03020-USEN-04