I am spec'ing a 520 POWER Entry system, I am trying to decide upon the
relative merits of the Opeations Console vs. a LAN Console.
Operations Console: requires the PCIe 2-Line WAN w/modem feature. The only
use I would have for this feature is the Ops Console, so if LAN Console is
viable, I don't think I will need this feature. I am familiar with using Ops
Console on my iSeries model 270. It has performed flawlessly the few times I
have used it. This is the feature that uses the Operations Console program
in iSeries Access for Windows.
LAN Console: as far as I can tell, this will run on the Dual Port 1Gb
Ethernet adapter, which is speced into the system.
Not up for discussion: twinax, concerns about using Windows program to
manage i, etc.
I simply need pros/cons of LAN Console, as I am completely unfamiliar with
that option. Any pointers to references are appreciated.