IBM z16 Configuration Setup

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 14 June 2022

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ISBN-10: 0738460567
ISBN-13: 9780738460567
IBM Form #: SG24-8960-00
(384 pages)

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Authors: Ewerson Palacio, Octavian Lascu, Hongshuo Liu, Nelson Oliveira, Franco Pinto, Ryotaroh Sawada, Martin Söllig


This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain IBM z16 (machine type 3931) systems. IBM z16 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. Readers should be familiar with IBM Z technology and terminology. For more information about the functions of IBM z16, see IBM z16 Technical Introduction, SG24-8950 and IBM z16 (3931) Technical Guide, SG24-8951.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning considerations
Chapter 3. Preparing for a new IBM z16
Chapter 4. Preparing an input/output configuration program to use the CHPID Mapping Tool
Chapter 5. Building the production input/output definition file and setting up the central processor complex
Chapter 6. Configuring network features
Chapter 7. Defining console communication
Chapter 8. Preparing for IBM Parallel Sysplex and Server Time Protocol
Chapter 9. Defining Coupling Facility links
Chapter 10. Specialized features
Chapter 11. Adding logical partitions and operating system configurations
Chapter 12. Adding storage devices
Chapter 13. Adding network devices
Chapter 14. Adding coupling connectivity
Chapter 15. Adding Peripheral Component Interconnect Express devices
Appendix A. Additional material

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