• Subject: RE: Remote AS/400 Console
  • From: Greg Thielen <gThielen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 10:32:09 -0800

Al,

SAVSYS does _not_ have to be run from the console.  I used to do
this--and have recovered using it.  The rule is that it must be run from
the only interactive job (meaning restricted state) in the controlling
subsystem.  The way this is done is to make sure there is an AT(*ENTER)
workstation entry in the controlling subsystem for your terminal, then
TFRJOB to it.  Once you're in the controlling subsystem, you can issue a
ENDSBS *ALL to get the machine into a restricted state.  Be careful to
NOT do an ENDSYS, as this must be run from the console and will kill you
(well, your job anyway) if not.

As for all the discussion about remote access, virtually anything that
does not look like a direct-attach device to the AS/400 will not work
because of the additional job(s) that must be active to support the
connection.  This basically limits you to twinax and ascii emulating
devices.  In the past, I have used a KMW protocol converter attached to
a twinax port.  Not the greatest solution, but it worked.  As others
have mentioned, you can use a PC running the Console Access Feature with
PC Anywhere (or something similar) to control the emulation session.  I
haven't used this method myself, so I don't know how reliable it is.
Another option would be to dial into the ASCII WSC as a straight ASCII
device (VT100, etc.).  Keyboard mapping sucks, but should also probably
work.


-----------------------------
Greg Thielen
Magellan Software
gthielen@magsoft.com
http://www.magsoft.com



> Hi,
> 
> For once and for all.  SAVSYS must be run from the console in a
> restricted
> state.  It is possible to fake out the restricted state, however the
> SAVSYS
> will not be valid, and you will not be able to reload OS/400 from that
> tape.
> 
> 
> Trust me, I have tested this.
> 
> Al
> 
> 
> 
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> 
> 
> 
> 
> Private mail should be sent to barsa@ibm.net
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