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Doing a major upgrade this week...
Can you see any four digit numbers on the cards? Like 5337 or some such
Is it possible that the two cables are RJ45 and they are going to the
switch for ethernet?
And maybe the 'thin cable' going directly to the SAN is a fiber cable for a
fiber channel connection?
Are you using VIOS for virtualization?
If you do
WRKLIND do you see your ethernet line? Do 5=Display on that and record the
resource name.
WRKHDWRSC TYPE(*CMN) and find that resource. 7=Display resource detail
should tell you the physical card and port (unless you're virtualizing it
or using link aggregation or...)

Now, as far as that thin cable goes...WRKHDWRSC TYPE(*STG) and a little
drilling down might show you the hardware used there with basically the
same caveats noted above.

On Tue, Jan 31, 2023 at 11:20 AM K Crawford <kscx3ksc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

My network people are moving to a new switch. Nothing special about it vs
the old one just newer, my understanding it is configured the same. They
have everything switched to the new switch except for the IBMi. The switch
is not giving out IPs (DHCP) that is done by the active directory. The
IBMi has static IPs.

Note I am not a hardware person so if I got terms wrong work with me.

Currently we have the IBMi CPU with a SANS. Coming out of the back of the
CPU are two cables going to the switch. I assume one is the primary and
the other is the backup. Also coming out of the CPU is a thin cable going
to the SANS. Coming out of the SANS are also two cables going to the
switch. Once again I assume one is the primary and the other is the

What I am trying to figure out is do I need to end any services like TCP/IP
before moving the cables from the old switch to the new switch. Or just
unplug from the old switch and plug into the new switch? Also what testing
would I need to do before/after to ensure everything is working.

A bit confused why the SANS directly connects to the switch but that is
another conversation.

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