I recommend that you follow earlier advice and connect PC to iSeries through a hub/switch so you don't have to tangle with cross-over connection issues.
Pete albartell wrote:
First, look to see how you're supposed to be connected. Your system isconfigured to use something, probably Op's Console. Where do I look to see how my system is configured? On the packing list that shipped with my system I have this line item on it:Feature Quantity 5553 001 Sys console-ethernet no IOPYou really need to RTFM.I followed the "Quick start guide for i5 520" that came with my machine - didn't get me there. All the other links that I have followed have not gotten me there (i.e. IBM Systems Hardware Information Center which was somehow installed on my desktop and I have been pouring through that). I should not need to be well versed as an iSeries admin to get my machine booted for the first time. Can somebody confirm that I should be able to configure my iSeries if I connect a desktop PC to it via ethernet cable that has the wires switched for peer-to-peer capabilities (i.e. the desktop is directly etherneted into the iSeries without any other devices in-between) On a last note, the display panel on my latest boot is displaying "01 B N V=F" with a single "T" on the second line. Thanks for any direction you can provide, Aaron Bartell -----Original Message----- From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:50 AM To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion Subject: RE: System i5 first boot First, look to see how you're supposed to be connected. Your system is configured to use something, probably Op's Console. You really need to RTFM. Even if you do buy: twinax card (providing you have a slot for it), twinax terminal, twinax cabling, etc, just shoving all this in doesn't automatically make this your system console.And twinax is not the magic bullet some altzeimers seem to think it is. I've had a lot of issues with it in the past. Twinax cards going bad. Badtwinax cabling, address conflicts, baluns screwed up, terminals going bad, electrical shock from the attaching the cable because the wall plug was reversed, repeaters all needing to be replaced because 5250 signal is not as strong in an iSeries as it was in an AS/400, and more. Op's console was problem free for me. HMC, (now that most of the early ship issues have been worked out) is quite reliable now. Plus, with the newer technologies you can get remote access much easier. Rob Berendt -- Group Dekko Services, LLC Dept 01.073 PO Box 2000 Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com"albartell" <albartell@xxxxxxxxx> Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx11/13/2006 11:24 AM Please respond to Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> cc Subject RE: System i5 first boot Hmmm... I get the feeling that is the direction I should be going also. It has been quite some time since I have been an operator (when I actually used a dumb terminal). Is this what I should be looking at getting? http://cgi.ebay.com/IBM-3476-amber-and-greens-3476_W0QQitemZ120042629589QQih Z002QQcategoryZ162QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem Looks like it is going to run me about $145. Those things must be gaining speed as collectors items! I seem to remember a plethora of them at my previous employer that were all going the way of the buffalo.Aaron Bartell-----Original Message----- From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joe Pluta Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:12 AM To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion' Subject: RE: System i5 first boot I don't use the HMC, Aaron, I use a $50 dumb tube and a twinax brick. I've never had any problems. Joe
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