IBM zEnterprise z196

Processor Core Types: CP/IFL/ICF/zAAP1/zIIP1/zBX
Model Minimum Maximum
M15 1 / 02 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 15 / 15 / 15 / 7 / 7 / 1
M32 1 / 02 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 32 / 32 / 16 / 16 / 16 / 1
M49 1 / 02 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 49 / 49 / 16 / 24 / 24 / 1
M66 1 / 02 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 66 / 66 / 16 / 33 / 33 / 1
M80 1 / 02 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 80 / 80 / 16 / 40 / 40 / 1
Coupling Links
IC maximum 32
Maximum # external coupling links 96
ISC-3 maximum3 48
12x InfiniBand maximum 32 ports4
1x InfiniBand maximum 48 ports4
CHPID maximum 128
Channels
Minimum: 0/0/0/0/0/0/0 ESCON/FICON Express8S/FICON Express8/FICON Express4/OSA-Express4S/OSA-Express3/OSA-Express2
Maximum: 240/320/288/288/96/96/48 ESCON/FICON Express8S/FICON Express8/FICON Express4/OSA-Express4S/OSA-Express3/OSA-Express2
HiperSockets™ Up to 32 high-speed “virtual” Local Area Networks
Cryptographic
Crypto Express3 Minimum order is two features, maximum is eight features (16 PCIe adapters)
Processor Memory
Model Minimum Maximum
M15 32 GB 7525 GB
M32 32 GB 1520 GB
M49 32 GB 2288 GB
M66 32 GB 3056 GB
M80 32 GB 3056 GB
Upgradeability
Upgradeable within the z196 family
Upgrading to the M80 from other z196 models will require a planned outage
Upgradeable from IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114), IBM System z10® Enterprise Class and IBM System z9® Enterprise Class
Supported Operating Systems
z/OS6 z/OS V1.11, 1.12, 1.13 or higher

z/OS V1.10, V1.9 and V1.8 Lifecycle Extension

zBX Ensemble support: z/OS V1.10 or higher
z/VM z/VM 5.4 and subsequent releases. z/VM 6.1 for zBX support
Linux on System z Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and subsequent releases, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 (SP4) and SLES 11 SP2
z/VSE® z/VSE V4.2 and subsequent releases
z/TPF z/TPF 1.1
AIX® (on POWER7® blade located in IBM BladeCenter® Extension) 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 blade installed in zBX) 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
Microsoft Windows (on IBM BladeCenter HX5 blades installed in ZBX Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (SP2) (Datacenter Edition recommended) – 64 bit only
IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 002
IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer, V1.17 5 solution sizes: 7, 14, 28, 42, 56
WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise Minimum: 0 Maximum: 288
IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express blade Minimum: 0 Maximum: 1128
IBM BladeCenter HX5 blade Minimum: 0 Maximum: 568

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