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IBM Z – Hardware Models – z16


3 hours


This course introduces the IBM z16 mainframe server, describing its capabilities and new features. It then focuses on the key z16 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 z16 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 improvements introduced with the z16
  • List the main components of the z16, and their purpose
  • Describe the technology used to move data through a z16 mainframe

Course Content

Introduction to the z16 Mainframe

IBM Z mainframe life cycle
z16 A01 configurations
Capacity settings
Temporary and permanent capacity upgrades
z16 new features
System recovery boost
Hardware Management Appliance
z16 and hybrid cloud

z16 Components

z16 frame configuration
Frame components
Cooling options
Power facilities
Power estimation tool
CPC processor drawers
Dual chip module
Processor configuration

z16 I/O

Channel subsystem
System Assist Processors
CPC drawer connectivity
PCIe+ I/O drawers
zHyperlink Express
FICON Express
ICA coupling links
RoCE Express3
Crypto Express

IBM Z – Hardware Models – z16 Mastery Test