IBM z15 Configuration Setup

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 15 May 2020

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Authors: Octavian Lascu, Franco Pinto, Ryotaroh Sawada, Martin Söllig, Nelson Oliveira


This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z15™ (Machine Types 8561 and 8562). The z15 offers new functions that require a comprehensive understanding of the available configuration options. This book presents configuration setup scenarios, and describes implementation examples in detail.
This publication is intended for systems engineers, hardware planners, and anyone who needs to understand IBM Z® configuration and implementation.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning considerations for CPC in PR/SM mode
Chapter 3. Preparing for a new z15
Chapter 4. Preparing IOCP for using the CMT
Chapter 5. Production IODF and setting up the CPC
Chapter 6. Configuring network features
Chapter 7. Defining console communication
Chapter 8. Preparing for Sysplex and configuring Server Time Protocol
Chapter 9. Defining Coupling Facility links
Chapter 10. Specialized features
Chapter 11. Adding LPARs and OSCONFIGs
Chapter 12. Adding storage devices
Chapter 13. Adding network devices
Chapter 14. Adding coupling connectivity
Chapter 15. Adding PCIe devices

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