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IBM Z – Hardware Models – z14

Duration

2 hours

Overview

This course introduces the IBM z14 mainframe server, describing its capabilities and new features. It then focuses on the key z14 hardware components and the I/O structure used to transport data through the system.

Audience

This course is for Operators, System Programmers, or System Administrators that require a technical understanding of the IBM z14 mainframe, its components, and how it processes data.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of the IBM Z – Introduction to the IBM Z Systems course, or similar knowledge.

Objectives

After completing this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the key features of the z14
  • List the main components of the z14 and z14 ZR1, and their differences
  • Describe the technology used to move data through a z14 mainframe

Course Content

z14 Mainframe and Components

z14 configurations
Capacity settings
Temporary and permanent capacity upgrades
Data security
Frame configuration
Cooling
Processor drawers
Single chip module
Processor unit configurations
Memory

z14 I/O and Entry-Level System Comparison

Channel Subsystem
CPC drawer connectivity
PCIe+ I/O drawers
zHyperlink Express
FICON Express
OSA-Express
RoCE Express3
zEDC Express
Hipersockets
z14 ZR1 entry-level system
Entry-level mainframe comparison

IBM Z – Hardware Models – z14 Mastery Test


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