How far apart are these systems from each other? I ask because, while we only have two, we only use one twinax terminal for both, relying on an A-B-C switch from Blackbox. That solution only works, of course, if the systems are pretty close, and the odds of needing a console for both at the same time are pretty slim.

Another alternative, which I intend to implement one of these days, is to set up a LAN console. In fact, if I understood a friend of mine who explained and demo-ed the process to me, one can define multiple LAN console sessions (i.e., on multiple PC's) though only one can be active at a time. Boy, if I ever get that set up, I won't have to get out of my chair except for "necessities" and to go home.

Jerry C. Adams
IBM System i Programmer/Analyst
B&W Wholesale
office: 615-995-7024
email: jerry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Turnidge
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 2:25 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Running out of twinax consoles...

We still have 12 iSeries systems, and one of them just blew their console. A
previous failure took our last complete console. Do any of you have a
prefered source for old, used, dependable hardware from which we could get
another console?


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