IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12)

zEnterprise® EC12 (2827)
Processor Core Types: CP/IFL/ICF/zAAP*/zIIP*
Model Minimum Maximum
H20 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 20 / 20 / 20 / 10 / 10
H43 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 43 / 43 / 43 / 21 / 21
H66 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 66 / 66 / 66 / 33 / 33
H89 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 89 / 89 / 89 / 44 / 44
HA1 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 101 / 101 / 101 / 50 / 50
Coupling Links
IC maximum 32
ISC-3 maximum 48
12x InfiniBand maximum 32 ports§
12x InfiniBand maximum 32 ports§
1x InfiniBand maximum 64 ports§
Channels
FICON Express8S / FICON Express8 / FICON Express4 / OSA-Express5S / OSA-Express4S / OSA-Express3 Minimum: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 Maximum: 320 / 176 / 176 / 96 / 96 / 96
Flash Express 8 (4 pairs – 8 PCIe adapters); offered in pairs
HiperSockets™ Up to 32 high-speed “virtual” Local Area Networks
Cryptography
Crypto Express4S Minimum order 2 features; Max is 16 features
Crypto Express3 Minimum order 2 features; Max is 8 features
Compression Acceleration
zEDC Express 8 – minimum recommended is 2
RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE)
10GbE RoCE Express 16 – minimum recommended is 2 per LPAR
Processor Memory
Model Minimum Maximum
H20 32 GB 7046 GB
H43 32 GB 1392 GB
H66 32 GB 2272 GB
H89 32 GB 3040 GB
HA1 32 GB 3040 GB
Upgradeability
  Upgradeable within the zEC12 family
  Upgrading to the HA1 from other zEC12 models will require a planned outage
  Upgradeable from IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) to zEC12 H20, IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) and IBM System z10® Enterprise Class
Supported Operating Systems
z/OS z/OS V2.1
z/OS V1.12, V1.13 or higher
z/OS V1.11, V1.10 Lifecycle Extension
z/VM VM V5.4, 6.2, 6.3 and subsequent releases.
z/VM V6.2 and subsequent releases for zBX support
Linux on System z Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and subsequent releases, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP2 and SLES 10 (SP4)
z/VSE z/VSE V4.3 and subsequent releases
z/VSE V5.1 (with PTFs) will exploit Crypto Express4S with existing z/VSE cryptographic functionality
z/TPF z/TPF 1.1
AIX (on BladeCenter PS701 Express blades installed in IBM z BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 003 or Model 004) AIX 5.3, AIX 6.1 and AIX 7.1 and subsequent releases and PowerVM® Enterprise Edition
Linux on System x (on IBM BladeCenter HX5 blades installed in zBX Model 003 or Model 004) Red Hat RHEL 5.5 and up, 6.0 and up and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 (SP4) and up, SLES 11 SP1 and up – 64 bit only
Model 004 – same as above plus Red Hat RHEL 7.0 and up. SLES 12 and up
Microsoft Windows (on IBM BladeCenter HX5 blades installed in zBX Mod 003 or Model 004)†† Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (SP2) (Data centre Edition recommended) – 64 bit only
IBM zzBX Model 003 and Model 004
WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise Minimum: 0 Maximum: 28‡‡
IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express blade Minimum: 0 Maximum: 112‡‡
IBM BladeCenter HX5 blade Minimum: 0 Maximum: 56‡‡
Hypervisors
IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express blades installed in zBX Model 03 PowerVM Enterprise Edition VIOS 2.2.
IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express blades installed in zBX Model 004 PowerVM Enterprise Edition
VIOS 2.2.3
IBM BladeCenter HX5 (7873) blades installed in zBX Model 03 KVM Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation Hypervisor (RHEV-H) 6.4
IBM BladeCenter HX5 (7873) blades installed in zBX Model 004 KVM
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation Hypervisor (RHEV-H) 6.5

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