"1. Looking for comments from actual users of Thin Consoles now
available. Good & Bad.
Old pc is not an option.
Small shop (no tech onsite) deciding if wanting to keep the 100% always
available twinax console. (owner actually said "I want something more
modern looking....")" -- I've set this console up - you basically connect
it to one of the two HMC ports on the system unit, and turn it on.  After
entering a language and a password (for the service processor), which gets
stored on the thin console, it's no different from using a twinax terminal.
Except you don't need to purchase a twinaxial adapter, thus saving yourself
a PCI slot.  It's the same form factor as the models you see on the
neoware.com web site, and if you have a flat panel monitor, looks quite

2. What does it take to change a i5 520 from twinax console to Thin
To make console changes, you need to use the control panel on the front of
the system unit.  There is a combination of extended operator panel codes
(65 + 21) that sets the console type that i5/OS SLIC expects.  You can find
this information in the Hardware Information Center under the topic called
Consoles, interfaces, and terminals.  Look for Changing to or from the Thin

Edith Lueke
User-Centered Design Team, iSeries
email:  lueke@xxxxxxxxxx
507-253-4908        Tie:  8-553-4908

"..once a system is in development, correcting a problem costs 10 times
more than fixing the same problem in design.  If the system has been
released, it costs 100 times more"..  Susan Weinschenk

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