Management Central (MGTC) seems very touchy about TCP/IP configuration. It 
apparently wants things to be exactly correct and isn't very forgiving when 
common variations are used.

The single biggest item seems to be the relationship between the iSeries 
host/domain setting and the entry for the system in the host table (or possibly 
the appropriate DNS entry).

>From option 12 (Change TCP/IP domain information) of the CFGTCP menu, note the 
>fully qualified name of your system (e.g., Then 
>check option 10 (Work with TCP/IP host table entries) and look at the entry 
>for your system's IP address.

The host table entry allows multiple host names to be associated with an IP 
address. People often put in both as400host and as 
alternative names. There's nothing exactly wrong with this, but it seems to be 
a problem for MGTC and maybe one or two other server applications.

The problem seems to be that MGTC looks only at the first host name specified 
for each IP address to see if it's the entry for the configured qualified host 
name. It doesn't recognize any aliases. So make certain that is the first one for your IP address. If you also want 
to use as400host, just make sure it comes second or later.

The entry would look similar to:

I'm not sure if TCP/IP _must_ be ended and restarted before MGTC will see this 
change, but MGTC won't run without this setting. And note that all of this is 
guesswork based on general experience from seeing what has worked in the past; 
I can't point to any explicit documentation.

Tom Liotta

On Tue, 04 December 2001, "MARYLOU ATWELL" wrote:

> This is where it gets tricky for me.   Someone else set up the TCP on this 
>for me about 5 years ago, and I sure haven't messed with it.   Is there 
>somewhere you can steer to me to get it set right?

Tom Liotta
The PowerTech Group, Inc.
19426 68th Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
Phone  253-872-7788
Fax  253-872-7904

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