• Subject: Re: Advantages of Multiple NIC cards in AS/400
  • From: "Steven Easton" <seaston@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 20:33:16 -0600

We have 2 cards in a CIS machine.  The first on went to a SAA gateway to
rumba.  The other uses tcpip.  With 50 PC, either the NIC or the SAA
gateway was over loaded (response was slow).  The second card using TCPIP
to Client access is much faster.  Currently about 25 users each.  Both
share the same LAN.  We were considering switches, thinking the 10/10 LAN
was the problem, but it was the NIC or SAA gateway.  

PS, glad I did not put Novel on an IPC (no longer supported).

Steven Easton 
Century Martial Art Supply
> From: Bob Larkin <blarkin@wt.net>
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Advantages of Multiple NIC cards in AS/400
> Date: Friday, January 15, 1999 2:50 AM
> Greetings,
> What would be the advantages/disadvantages of using multiple Network
> Adapter cards in the AS/400 in an Ethernet (TCP/IP) environment?
> A client is using a C/S application that stores large binary files on
> the AS/400. There is concern of overloading the Adapter card as the
> usage of the application increases. We are wondering if anyone has used
> multiple cards, and how to "dynamically" balance the load? The AS/400
> has plenty of capacity (average 30% CPU utilization), there is just this
> mnagging concenr about the traffic load.
> Any thoughts or comments?
> Thanks,
> Bob
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