• Subject: Re: 5494 Token Ring/Ethernet to Twinax Connectivity
  • From: "Art Tostaine, Jr." <atostain@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 15:48:18 -0500
  • Organization: Creative Computer Associates, Inc.

Danny McQuestion wrote:

>     We will be getting a new AS/400 server series and was curious to
> know how the twinax devices look on the AS/400 if the 5494 is connected
> via Token Ring or Ethernet?  I have not really had to work with or
> involve myself with the 5494's much in the past couple years so my
> knowledge of the 5494 is fuzzy.  We are migrating to a Client Server
> package, thus the usage of a server series box, but need to retain
> twinax support greater than what the server series provides.  Currently,
> I beleive it is 7 and we will need about 20 to 30.  Someone mentioned to
> me that twinax devices connected to a 5494 with a Token Ring or Ethernet
> interface are emulated on the AS/400 as LAN attached devices.  Is this
> true or false?
> Danny Mc?
> E-mail:    dcmcques@vantek.net
>  or Click: mailto:dcmcques@vantek.net
> Web Page:  http://www.vantek.net/pages/dcmcques/index.html
>

Here is one of my device configs:

                           Display Device Description
                                                             11/18/97  15:41:42
 Device description . . . . . . . . :   TRCPDSPFI
 Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *BASIC
 Category of device . . . . . . . . :   *DSP

 Automatically created  . . . . . . :   YES
 Device class . . . . . . . . . . . :   *RMT
 Device type  . . . . . . . . . . . :   3197
 Device model . . . . . . . . . . . :   D1
 Local location address . . . . . . :   02
 Online at IPL  . . . . . . . . . . :   *YES
 Attached controller  . . . . . . . :   TRCPIRMT
 Drop line at signoff . . . . . . . :   *YES
 Character identifier . . . . . . . :   *SYSVAL
 Allow blinking cursor  . . . . . . :   *YES
 Print device . . . . . . . . . . . :   *SYSVAL
 Output queue . . . . . . . . . . . :   *DEV


Controller config:

                         Display Controller Description
                                                             11/18/97  15:43:14
 Controller description . . . . . . :   TRCPIRMT
 Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *BASIC
 Category of controller . . . . . . :   *RWS

 Controller type  . . . . . . . . . :   5494
 Controller model . . . . . . . . . :   2
 Link type  . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *NONE
 Online at IPL  . . . . . . . . . . :   *YES
 Remote location  . . . . . . . . . :   TRCPID
 Local location . . . . . . . . . . :   HANDLING
 Remote network identifier  . . . . :   APPN
 Autocreate device  . . . . . . . . :   *ALL
 Switched disconnect  . . . . . . . :   *NO
 Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   DDS Router Twinax Terminals

--
Art Tostaine, Jr.
Creative Computer Associates, Inc.
Parlin, NJ
atostaine_at_crecomp_dot_com


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