Automatic Vary On Of iSeries Access Device Doesn’t Always Work

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iSeries Access devices (3179 Type) will automatically vary on and go into an ACTIVE status from a VARIED OFF status. Once in a great while this does not work and we have to manually vary on the device in order for the user to be able to connect to the system. Any idea as to why? All of these devices are configured the same way.

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Do you mean it doesn’t vary on after IPL? It ay happen because the connection lines are not fully active in the time it varies the device on. Anyway I would suggest you to add command VRYCFG CFGOBJ(DEVICENAME) CFGTYPE(DEVTYPE) STATUS(*ON) in your startup program. It may prevent it to happen again.

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  • Batman47
    No, I'm not talking about after an IPL. I would equate this with my ECS line.... the VARIED OFF status is O.K. but automatically varies on and goes active once a connection is attempted. With iSeries Access (PC5250 Emulation), it works 99.99% of the time..... we have hundreds of users. It's just frustrating when it doesn't. Maybe the system prevents an automatic vary on somehow.... this might be from too many invalid sign-on attempts from the device.
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  • pdraebel
    If you do not want the devices varied off due to too many invalid signon attempts look at the system value QMAXSGNACT
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  • Lovemyi
    The QMAXSGNACN *SEC Action to take for failed signon attempts is the correct name of the system value to check to see if the sysetm should vary off the device or disable the user profile or both Display System Value System value . . . . . : QMAXSGNACN Description . . . . . : Action to take for failed signon attempts Action to take for failed password attempts . . . . . . : 2 1=Disable device 2=Disable profile 3=Disable device and profile We always use option 2 to disable the profile only. Lovemyi
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  • Batman47
    O.K. Thank you. I'll assume here that you mean once a device is disabled then iSeries Access PC5250 emulation will not be able to automatically vary on the device like it normally does. So, it must be something internal beyound the varied off status.
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