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IBM Z – Hardware Models – z15


2 hours


This course introduces the IBM z15 mainframe server, describing its capabilities and features. It then focuses on the key z15 hardware components and the I/O structure used to transport data through the system.


This course is for Operators, System Programmers, or System Administrators that require a technical understanding of the IBM z15 mainframe, its components, and how it processes data.


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


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the key features of the z15
  • List the main components of the z15 T01 and z15 T02, and their differences
  • Describe the technology used to move data through a z15 mainframe

Course Content

z15 Mainframe and Components

z15 T01 configurations
Capacity settings
Temporary and permanent capacity upgrades
z15 new features
Frame configuration
Processor drawers
Single chip module
Processor unit configurations
Power facilities

z15 I/O and Entry-Level System Comparison

CPC drawer connectivity
PCIe+ I/O drawers
zHyperlink Express
FICON Express
RoCE Express3
zEDC Express
Crypto Express
z15 T02 components
Entry-level mainframe comparison

IBM Z – Hardware Models – z15 Mastery Test