On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 18:59, James H. H. Lampert
<jamesl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Out of morbid curiosity, once the box is up and running, can we freely
switch the box on which the LAN Console lives, and have it recognized?
Or do we have to tell it something?

You will need to tell the LAN console to which IP it has to connect,
and the LAN console also needs a "device ID" on the system. In the
initial setup, this is created automatically.

And I'm told that the "console port" IP address must be different from
the "general use" IP address? And that they're also separate cables,
going into separate physical sockets on the back of the machine? Is that
correct?

It had to be different in the Power 5 era. Now, with the HEA in the
Power 6 machines, you can share a single LAN cable with the IBM i OS
and the SST IP address, which is used for LAN console functionality.

Though that's not really a recommended setup - the LAN console should
be in the management network, not in your production traffic network.


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