I have heard repeated horror stories about Ops Console.  To get some
experience, we just ordered one for a secondary partition on one of our
systems.   If I heard the V5 announcement correctly this week, a new
product is coming that will replace Ops. Console that's called Lan Console.
However it requires one nic card per system, but it does permit one PC
console for multiple systems.  I believe that I heard of an SOD to
eliminate the specific nic card per system, but there was SO much in the V5
announcement, I'm not sure that I have it all straight.

Al

Al Barsa, Jr.
Barsa Consulting Group, LLC

400>390

914-251-1234
914-251-9406 fax

http://www.barsaconsulting.com
http://www.taatool.com





                                                                                
                                         
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Yes, I thought I've heard Al bash it, too.  I found a reference in the
archives where he is quoted as saying "Ops Console doesn't work well".  I
forgot to note how old that post was.  Perhaps Ops Console has matured by
now?

As a company with AS/400s in five very remote locations, three of which
have
no operations staff (save for someone who changes the backup tapes daily),
we
need to get to the point where we can have the most possible absolute
control
of these systems from our HQ location.  The best scenario is where I can
have
system console access as well as system panel access from my desktop.

What little I've been able to glean from the archives (it was running
exceptionally slow today), it seems that many people have had problems
getting
Ops Console set up.  I saw no after-successful-setup complaints of Ops
Console.  Is that basically a true statement?  (Maybe not.  I see that
Marty
has ongoing problems, but uncertain as to whether it is Windows or OS/400.)

I saw a reference in the archives dated last April where Glenn Birnbaum
asked
the question on setting up RCP access.  Glenn, if you still out there,
could
you please relate your experience thus far?  Also, a Dave Dahlstrom (???
not
getting any response from the archives at this moment) replied to Glenn
with
what sounded like an offer for a solution he had, although my memory's
vague
on this point.

It seems like Ops Console is free, included with Client Access.  But I saw
one
reference that indicated that it was not free.  What's the scoop with that?

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
D.Bale@Handleman.com
  Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur.
  (Whatever is said in Latin seems profound.)

-------------------------- Original Message --------------------------

I know Al Barsa has bashed Ops Console at lot here, but we use it with no
problems.

Scott Lindstrom
Zenith Electronics




                    D.BALE@handleman.com
To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject:     Ops Console (was RE:full system)

I am investigating some options for getting system console access for our
remote AS/400s.

I have seen information on a commercial product called CompuMaster TwiNet
Gateway.

But I also found a sidebar article in the December 2000 issue of News400
that
spoke of Operations Console.  I came away thinking that this might be a
good
solution, too.  But I've also heard some less-than-positive comments about
Ops
Console, although never any specifics.  What makes Ops Console "infamous"?

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
D.Bale@Handleman.com
  Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur.
  (Whatever is said in Latin seems profound.)

-------------------------- Original Message --------------------------
Hmmm...

Unless your console was actually the infamous Ops Console!

(not that I would wish that on anyone)

;-)

-Marty
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