I did a LAN Console install last week. The box came configured for HMC so
I had to call IBM support and beat through the 65-21 combo furiously to
get to where LAN Console would work. What I would do is load System i
Access for Windows 6.1 on a PC and include the LAN Console option. Jot
down two IP addresses. 1 for the i for LAN Console. 1 for the i for
everything else. Might even want to put these into your DNS in advance.
Plug a lan cable into T1 for Lan Console. Plug a lan cable into T2 for
Don't start off shift. Be ready to call IBM support. They'd rather talk
you through this then document it well. You won't need to worry about
ASMI or anything.
You can try "Creating a customized initial server setup checklist". Sooner
or later you might hit a broken link.
It's nice if lan console is on the same subnet as the i. There's some
broadcast data that some routers may block. I'm not saying you need a
dedicated lan for this though.
This link may be useful