zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension

zBX Model 003 supported processor IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12), IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12)
zBX Model 002 supported processors IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114), IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196)
IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express blades Minimum: 0 Maximum: 1121
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise Minimum: 0 Maximum: 281
IBM BladeCenter HX5 (7873) blades Minimum: 0 Maximum: 561
 Supported Operating Systems
AIX® (on BladeCenter PS701 Express blades installed in zBX) AIX 5.3, AIX 6.1 and AIX 7.1 and subsequent releases and PowerVM® Enterprise Edition
Linux on System x (on BladeCenter HX5 blade installed in zBX) Red Hat Enterprise Linux (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 BladeCenter HX5 blades installed in zBX Model 02)2 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (SP2) (Datacenter Edition recommended)—64-bit only
Microsoft Windows (on BladeCenter HX5 blades installed in zBX Model 003)2 Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (SP2) (Datacenter Edition recommended)—64-bit only
 Hypervisors
IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express blades installed in zBX Model 02 PowerVM Enterprise Edition
VIOS 2.2.1
IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express blades installed in zBX Model 03 PowerVM Enterprise Edition
VIOS 2.2.2
IBM BladeCenter HX5 (7873) blades installed in zBX Model 02 KVM
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor (RHEV-H) 6.1
IBM BladeCenter HX5 (7873) blades installed in zBX Model 03 KVM
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor (RHEV-H) 6.4

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Hardware

IBM provides world-class IBM mainframe technology to help today's enterprises respond quickly to evolving business conditions and with extreme flexibility. From automation to advanced virtualization technologies and open industry standards, IBM mainframes help deliver competitive advantages for enterprises contributing and succeeding on a smarter planet.

Operating Systems

IBM System z supports multiple operation systems:

Solutions

IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our System z solutions combine the foundation of IBM hardware, software and middleware with flexible financing and packaging options to help your business meet and overcome the challenges of doing business in the on demand world. IBM can help you develop a customer-centric view—and assist you in delivering the right solution and the right products.




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IBM zEnterprise EC12

 

zEC12: Optimized, smart and secure