This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses the
connectivity options available for use within and beyond the data
center for the IBM System z® family of mainframes, which
includes these systems:
IBM zEnterprise® EC12 (zEC12)
IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12)
IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196)
IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114)
IBM System z10® Enterprise Class (z10 EC)
IBM System z10 Business Class (z10 BC)
This book highlights the hardware and software components, functions, typical uses, coexistence, and relative merits of these connectivity features. It helps readers understand the connectivity alternatives that are available when planning and designing their data center infrastructures.
The changes to this edition are based on the System z hardware announcement dated July 23, 2013.
This book is intended for data center planners, IT
professionals, systems engineers, technical sales staff, and
network planners who are involved in the planning of connectivity
solutions for IBM System z servers.