In addition to Robs comment: First the console should be just that, a
console and nothing else. You should not run user work or do your daily
work on it. That way if there is an issue that requires the console, you
can still get to it; so your instinct to put another access to the system on
that PC other than the console is a good one.
Second, presumably there is TCP access to this system in addition to any
Twinax you may still have. I think you need to consider using IBM i Access,
or the Mocha client, or TN5250, or any of the other 5250 emulators

You are clearly older equipment that really needs to be updated. You are on
potentially older OS versions and have no intention of ever getting to V7R2.
Those are two things that should be corrected within the next budget cycle.

Run from twinax as fast as Secretariat ran the Preakness......
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

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Subject: Re: Curious about IBM PCI Twinax card for PC experiences.

Once you have LAN console there is NO advantage to using twinax. One may
think it's a "belt and suspenders" approach in which they can back up each
other. In reality, what often happens, is they start to conflict with each
The newer Power systems absolutely do not support twinax. So what you are
doing is increasing your reliance upon twinax when you should be purging it
out of your environment.
We haven't had a twinax device in well over a decade.

Rob Berendt
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From: "Rene K." <kraats@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 08/11/2014 04:30 AM
Subject: Curious about IBM PCI Twinax card for PC experiences.
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Greetings all,

I was curious if anybody has ever worked with these IBM PCI Twinax adapter
cards (for PC) that you sometimes see on Ebay.
Are these good substitutes for a 5250 console? Or are they something to
steer away from?

I'm considering putting one of these in my Operations Console PC, as a
addition to it's LAN console functionality.



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