• Subject: Re: Branches down. Any ideas?
  • From: bdietz@xxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 11:54:33 -0500

If all looks right, ie controllers active on the 400 but the devices are
vary on pending.  I would suspect a twinax problem.

Do the terminals have a cursor in the upper right hand corner??(asssuming
no PC emulation)

If it is there I would look into a twinax problem.
A cursor in the upper left corner (talking to the controller) and vary on
pending on the 400 would indicate some kind of comm problem.

If the controller is a 5394 you could bring it up in test mode.  From there
ALT-PLAY will bring up the controller config screen,  It will also show you
any/all devices that the controller "sees".  (This does not work on the

Good Luck

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> Now 5 branches are down!
> They are all connected on frame relay using SNA on the ethernet line.
> There are other branches on ethernet that ARE working.  The routers are
> Motorola and are apparently doing some kind of 5494 emulation.
> Controllers are IBM (don't know the model.)
> APPC controllers, APPC devices, RWS controllers all say ACTIVE.  All
> devices at these branches are VARY ON PENDING.
> The router people say everything looks good and there should be signon
> displays.  Nope.
> Any thoughts?
> TIA!

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