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IBM z16 Configuration Setup

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


Last updated on 04 January 2024

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IBM Form #: SG24-8960-01

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

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    IBM z16 Configuration Setup - Second Edition - (includes ibm z16 A02 and AGZ specifics)

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain IBM z16 (machine types 3931 and 3932) 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, SG24-895 and IBM z16 A02 and IBM z16 AGZ Technical Guide,

    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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