• Subject: Re: Experince with Perle 494
  • From: "Roger Vicker, CCP" <rvicker@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 11:37:36 -0600
  • Organization: Vicker Programming Systems

Larry,

When the tech had me do a display on the Mode status for a couple of active PCs 
it
was showing an instance per PC since each is a virtual host. It actually showed
that the session limit had been "negotiated" to 64 per PC rather than the 
"defined"
256.

Roger Vicker, CCP

Larry Bolhuis wrote:

> > Multiple sessions are using multiple workstation addresses, and once you
> > hit a total of 40 addresses attached to one controller no additional
> > sessions can start.  You move the PC to another controller, with less than
> > 40 active twinax addresses, and get connected.
>
>   Not quite correct. WIth CA Over twinax there is only ONE twinax
> 'session' (address) active. Each session on the PC just uses another of
> the available sessions in the active mode.  It certainly sounds like you
> are hitting some type of limit for sure. If you have 5 twinax cards in
> that thing (140 possible addresses) the number of sessions could easily
> hit 256. What I can't remember is whether you get multiple instances of
> mode QPCSUPP, one for each of the 5 cards in the perle or just one
> instance.  If you check the mode status does it show that you have
> sessions avilable?
>
>  - Larry
>
> >
> > Neil Palmer      DPS Data Processing Services Canada Ltd.
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> > "Roger Vicker, CCP" <rvicker@vicker.com>
> > Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> > 2001/01/12 19:29
> > Please respond to MIDRANGE-L
> >
> >
> >         To:     Midrange List <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> >         cc:
> >         Subject:        Experince with Perle 494
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > Has anyone seen this strange one.
> >
> > Perle 494 with 5 twinax cards and at version 3.91, to a Vanguard 100
> > router, to frame relay, to AS/400 620 V4R4M0.
> >
> > Multiple PCs using Client Access V3R2M0 and service pack SF64050,
> > Perle/Affinity PCI Twinax Cards, twisted pair, and powered hubs. All
> > this has been working fairly well for months. (Occasional session
> > freeze/drop)
> >
> > Several PCs are connected to the AS/400. Another PC tries to connect
> > but gets a message that there was a communications error while
> > verifying security (or to that effect). If I move the PC to another
> > port on the same controller I get the same thing. Move it to another
> > controller and it gets in so the wire and card must be good.
> >
> > While this is going on some (but not all) of the users that are
> > connected report that they can only get 2 or 3 sessions active. I
> > watched as user 1 started A then B and tried C but got a blank screen.
> > Then watched user 2, without anything else changed or ended, start A
> > then B then C and get only a blank screen for D. To make this stranger
> > still after user 3 couldn't get in at all, user 1 disconnected
> > completely and then user 3 could connect but user 1 could no longer
> > get in. Reverse it, user 3 disconnects and user 1 could connect.
> >
> > I checked the MODD QPCSUPP and it was set for 256/256. System value
> > QUTORMT shouldn't be a problem because it was set at 500 and all the
> > devices had been created a long time ago and had been in use before
> > today.
> >
> > After several hours of chasing ghosts I shut down the Perle over
> > lunch, varied everything off, powered up the Perle, and varied
> > everything on. This let almost everyone that had problems in but a few
> > are still limited to 1 session or having problems getting connected.
> > Any Ideas would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > I am about ready to tell them to shut the plant down for the 30 days
> > left until Sprint delivers a new router so I can move them to CA
> > Express over TCP.
> >
> > Roger Vicker, CCP
> >
>
> --
> Larry Bolhuis
> Arbor Solutions, Inc.
> (616) 451-2500
> (616) 451-2571 -fax
> lbolhuis@arbsol.com

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