as per a couple of other replies go with the 65+21 system panel
functions to find out what kind of console you have configured. You
can find some instructions on there here (hopefully):
otherwise go to the infocenter and search on 65+21
If it hasn't already got one, the PC you have connected to the
iseries will need a _full_ install of client access. to connect to
the iSeries. The particular component you need is Operations Console,
and in order to connect you will have to start Operations Console -
NOT emulation - and define a new connection to your system.
I don't recall what the initial IP configuration you should specifiy
is, but have a hazy recollection that it doesn't matter; this would
be worth checking if the connection doesn't work. The configuration
screens are a little confusing but you should be able to follow your
nose to configure them.
Some other points in no particular order:
- leave the QCONSOLE device and password at the defaults for now;
- Make all passwords upper case for the time being (and enter them that way !)
- make sure you write the access password down
- use 11111111 and 11111111 to make the initial SST connection when
the connection box comes up
- The connection box does not always display in front of the
operations console window; you can tell is is available when you see
"Pending Authorization" on the status display in the main Opertions
Hope this helps a bit. I found Lan console the worst of all the
console options to set up, partly because it has the weakest documentation.
For those championing twinax, I don't disagree with the general
thrust of what has been said (it IS simple) but it is worth keeping
in mind that you would quite likely have some similar problems
getting a console at initial set-up if the box is not shipped as
configured for a twinax console. This doesn't always happen as I know
from personal experience (which is party how I became familiar with
some of the items above)
At 09:45 a.m. 14/11/2006, you wrote:
Stefan, thanks for detailing that out. I did manage to view the IP
addresses based on your instructions and they were set to 192.168.2.147 and
192.168.3.147. It appears as those are the IP addresses for the T1 and T2
Ethernet ports which I believe are used for HMC's which I did not order.
The Quick Start Guide that I received stated that the Ethernet cable should
go in T5. Note that going into control panel 30 only allowed me to view the
IP addresses of T1 and T2. Does it sound like my system was sent to be
configured with an HMC?