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RE: Why is my Operations Console connection failing



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Nathan,

The message is referring to your 'remote control panel', not the
'operations console'.  If you purchased the magic cable to allow you to
access control panel functions from your PC, then you have a problem.
But if you are trying to access normal console functions, then the error
message is a red herring.

Is it truly the Operations Console, or are you also trying to establish
the remote control panel?  Do you have both cables attached to your
AS/400 and the PC?  From the looks of your configuration screen, the PC
is detecting a remote control panel cable, but not an operations console
cable.

Regards,
Andy Nolen-Parkhouse

> On Behalf Of Nathan M. Andelin
> Subject: Why is my Operations Console connection failing
>
> While attempting an Operations Console connection I get a Windows
Alert
> Message Box saying:
>
> Remote control panel connection to REALDATA failed.  Do you want to
try
> again?
>
> <Yes>  <No>
>
> -------------------------
>
> I've reviewed the archives, and the Operations Console Setup Guide
> (actually, I've tried a lot of things), but a solution to this problem
> still
> eludes me.  I can still access my AS/400 over an Ethernet connection,
but
> someday I'm going to need a Local Controlling System (LCS) console via
> cable.
>
> The REALDATA connection profile is stored in the Windows Registry as
> follows:
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE => SOFTWARE => IBM => Client Access =>
CurrentVersion
> =>
> AS400 Operations Console => LCS = REALDATA
>
> Connection Type = "async"
> Console Connected = "no"
> Console Port = ""
> Console Port Speed = "115200"
> Control Panel Port = "COM1"
> CPanel Connected = "yes"
> IP Address = "192.168.0.2"
> Operation Mode = "attended"
> PC Remote Attached = "no"
>
> I have verified that the COM1 serial port on my PC is functional.
>
> -------------------------
>
> When attempting a connection, the following message SOMETIMES appears
in
> *MSGQ QSYSOPR:
>
> Message ID . . . . . . :   CPI9382    Severity . . . . . . . :   20
> Message type . . . . . :   Information
> Date sent  . . . . . . :   09/04/02      Time sent  . . . . . . :
> 00:35:52
>
> Message . . . . :   Line *N status information, line is running.
> Cause . . . . . :   Additional status information was logged in the
error
> log.
> Recovery  . . . :   You may ignore this message, because your line is
> running.
>   Other messages will be displayed if action is required.
> Technical description . . . . . . . . :   This message will be
reported,
> when
>   additional status information is logged by the communications
controller
>   program. The communication port name is CMN01.
>
> -------------------------
>
> WRKCFGSTS *CTL shows:
>
> Opt  Description       Status
>  __   CTL02             ACTIVE
>  __     DSP01           VARY ON PENDING
>
>
> -------------------------
>
>
> One thing that puzzles me is the following panel in the operations
console
> setup wizard, which prompts for 3 options, but only the second one is
> enabled.  Why wouldn't the "Console Only" option be enabled, for
example?
>
> Select which Operations Console functions you want to use with this
AS/400
> system
>
> () Remote Control Panel and Console
> () Remote Control Panel Only
> () Console Only
>
> -------------------------
>
> Thanks,
>
> Nathan M. Andelin







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