This IBM Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions of the latest IBM Z® platform members that are built with the IBM Telum® processor: IBM z16™ A02 and IBM z16 AGZ. It includes information about the IBM z16 A02 and IBM z16 AGZ processor design, I/O innovations, security features, and supported operating systems.
The IBM Z platform is recognized for its security, resiliency, performance, and scale, and it is relied on for mission-critical workloads. The IBM Z platform is an essential element of hybrid cloud infrastructures. IBM z16™ A02 and IBM z16 AGZ add more capabilities and value with innovative technologies that are needed to accelerate the digital transformation journey.
IBM z16 A02 and IBM z16 AGZ are state-of-the-art data and transaction systems that deliver advanced capabilities that are vital to any digital transformation. The IBM z16 A02 and IBM z16 AGZ are designed for enhanced modularity in an industry-standard footprint. They offer clients the choice of factory-frame (IBM z16 A02) or rack-mounted (IBM z16 AGZ) configurations to install in their own data center rack infrastructure. These systems excel at the following tasks:
This book explains how these systems use innovations and traditional IBM Z strengths to satisfy growing demand for cloud, analytics, and open-source technologies. With IBM z16 A02 or IBM z16 AGZ as a base, applications can run in a trusted, reliable, and secure environment that improves operations and lessens business risk.
Chapter 1. Introduction and overview
Chapter 2. Central processor complex hardware components
Chapter 3. Central processor complex design
Chapter 4. I/O structure
Chapter 5. Logical I/O channel subsystem
Chapter 6. Cryptographic features
Chapter 7. Operating system support
Chapter 8. System upgrades
Chapter 9. Reliability, availability, and serviceability
Chapter 10. Hardware Management Console and Support Element
Chapter 11. Environmentals
Chapter 12. Performance
Appendix A. Channel options
Appendix B. IBM Z Integrated Accelerator for AI
Appendix C. IBM Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression
Appendix D. Rack configurations