IBM zEnterprise BC12

zEnterprise BC12 (2828)
Models H06 H13
Processor Core Types: CP*/IFL/ICF/zAAP/zIIP/Std SAP/Addl SAP/Spares/IFP
Minimum 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 1 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 2 / 1
Maximum 6 / 6 / 6 / 3 / 3 / 2 / 2 / 0 / 1 6 /13 / 13 / 6 / 6 / 2 / 2 / 2 / 1
Coupling Links
IC maximum 32 32
Maximum # external coupling links 40§ 56§
ISC-3 maximum 32** 32**
12x InfiniBand maximum 8 16
1x InfiniBand maximum 16 32
CHPID maximum 128 128
Features installed in the I/O Drawer (Carry Forward ONLY)††
FICON Express8/FICON Express4/ OSA-Express3 1GbE & 1000BASE-T / OSA-Express3 10GbE
Minimum 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Maximum 32 / 32 / 32 / 16 32 / 32 / 32 / 16
HiperSockets™ Up to 32 Up to 32
Features installed in the PCIe I/O Drawer
FICON Express8S / OSA-Express5S 1GbE & 1000BASE-T / OSA-Express5S 10GbE / OSA-Express4S 1GbE & 1000BASE-T / OSA-Express4S 10GbE
Minimum 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Maximum 128 / 96 / 48 / 96 / 48 128 / 96 / 48 / 96 / 48
Flash Express 8 – offered in pairs 8 – offered in pairs
10GbE RoCE Express 16 - Minimum 2 recommended per LPAR 16 – Minimum 2 recommended per LPAR
zEDC Express 8 – Minimum 2 recommended 8 – Minimum 2 recommended
Cryptographic Features (The maximum number of Cryptographic PCIe adapters supported on zBC12 is 16)
Crypto Express4S Minimum order is 2 features (2 PCIe adapters), maximum is 16 features (16 PCIe adapters)
Crypto Express3 Minimum order is 2 features (4 PCIe adapters), maximum is 8 features (16 PCIe adapters)
Crypto Express3-1P Minimum order is 2 features (2 PCIe adapters), maximum is 8 features (8 PCIe adapters)
System Memory‡‡
Minimum 8 GB (plus 16 GB for HSA) 16 GB (plus 16 GB for HSA)
Maximum 240 GB (plus 16 GB for HSA) 496 GB (plus 16 GB for HSA)
Physical Configuration
Max Weight (Base/w Batteries/w Batteries & Overhead I/O cabling/w batteries, Overhead I/O & Balanced Power) 1802 lbs/2028 lbs/2123 lbs/2235 lbs 2064 lbs/2290 lbs/2385 lbs/2497 lbs
Footprint 30 in. W × 50 in. D or 0.97 sq meters (10.42 sq ft) 30 in. W × 50 in. D or 0.97 sq meters (10.42 sq ft)
Service 36 in. W × 140 in. D or 3.16 sq meters (30.38 sq ft) 36 in. W × 140 in. D or 3.16 sq meters (30.38 sq ft)
Product Dimensions (W × D × H)§§ 30.87 × 62 × 79.26 in. (784 × 1575 × 2013 mm) 30.87 × 62 × 79.26 in. (784 × 1575 × 2013 mm)
  4.526 KW, 5.256 KW
15.4 KBTU/hr, 17.9 KBTU/hr
6.309 KW, 7.364 KW
21.5 KBTU/hr, 25.1 KBTU/hr
Air Flow Nominal*** 1100 CFM 1230 CFM
Upgradeability
  Upgradeable from IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) and System z10 Business Class (z10 BC)
  Upgradeable within the Model
  Upgradeable within the zBC12 family (H06 to H13)†††
  H13 upgradeable to the zEnterprise EC12 (machine type 2827) H20†††
Supported Operating Systems
z/OS z/OS V2.1
z/OS V1.12, 1.13
z/OS V1.11, V1.10 with Lifecycle Extension
zBX Ensemble support: z/OS V1.10 or higher
z/VM z/VM V5.4, V6.2 and 6.3. z/VM 6.2 for zBX support
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and subsequent releases, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 (SP4) and SLES 11 SP2
IBM z/VSE® z/VSE V4.3 with PTF’s
z/VSE V5.1 with PTFs and subsequent releases
z/TPF z/TPF 1.1
AIX (on BladeCenter PS701 Express blades installed in IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Model 003) AIX 5.3, AIX 6.1 and AIX 7.1 and subsequent releases IBM PowerVM® Enterprise Edition
Linux on System x (on IBM BladeCenter HX5 blades installed in IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Model 003) Red Hat RHEL 5.5 and up, 6.0 and up. SLES 10 (SP4) and up, SLES 11 SP1 and up – 64 bit only
Microsoft Windows (on IBM BladeCenter HX5 blades installed in IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Model 003) Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (SP2) (Data centre Edition recommended) – 64-bit only
Hypervisors
IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express blades installed in zBX Model 003 PowerVM Enterprise Edition
VIOS 2.2.2
IBM BladeCenter HX5 (7873) blades installed in zBX Model 003 KVM
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation Hypervisor (RHEV-H) 6.4
IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 003 (ibm.com/systems/z/hardware/zbx (US) )
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise‡‡‡ Minimum: 0
Maximum: 28
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 28
IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express blades§§§ Minimum: 0
Maximum: 112
Maximum: 0
Maximum: 112
IBM BladeCenter HX5 blades§§§ Minimum: 0
Maximum: 56
Maximum: 0
Maximum: 56

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