This is not something that I would recommend in blanket format. It has it's advantages and disadvantages. It is my understanding that 20% of all new systems ship with this..... 1.) Combined user enrollment/administration - password synchronization (personally I never want my AS/400 passwords and NT passwords to be the same but that's just me....) 2.) Combined management (yes, it is Operations Navigator.....Monitor and reboot servers, add or distribute disk, distribute packages and commands, etc.) 3.) Extend Management Central capabilities - manage NT servers from a cell phone or PDA.... 4.) You might have some extended User Policy support (I have to think about this one some more but there may be some additional functions....with regards to the AS/400) 5.) Data being exchanged between the AS/400 and the NT server does NOT go over the network...... Granted, most of these functions are going to be available whether you integrate the xSeries or not but you may have easier, centralized, and more affordable adminstration. Personally, if I have a server that's function is to be integrated with the AS/400 I would consider it very strongly. If the server is more standalone I wouldn't. Michael Crump Saint-Gobain Containers 1509 S. Macedonia Ave. Muncie, IN 47302 (765)741-7696 (765)741-7012 f (800)428-8642 mailto:email@example.com "Walden H. Leverich" To: firstname.lastname@example.org <WaldenL@TechSo cc: ftInc.com> Subject: WHY would I run Windows on my iSeries? 12/18/01 06:09 PM Please respond to midrange-l 4) But I can't understand the advantage of the integrated xSeries. Why would I want to run W2K in an iSeries? The only advantage I can think of is a smaller footprint in the computer room and given that I can fit 42 W2K servers in a rack using 1U optimized servers I don't really accept that reason. You don't get to use the CPU or Memory of the machine. You can't manage it from the greenscreen. While you can use iSeries disk you can get just as reliable disk on a PC in the form of Shark and the like. I doubt you get any advantage from the io processors since there is no OS knowledge to drive them. I don't see a stability or manageability advantage. So... Why would I do this? Silly answers like "because windows crashes all the time and putting it in an iSeries would help" aren't accepted. WHY would it help? -Walden ------------ Walden H Leverich III President Tech Software (516)627-3800 x11 WaldenL@TechSoftInc.com http://www.TechSoftInc.com _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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