Connecting AS/400 520 with my PC

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Can someone help me how to connect AS/400 520 with my PC. I have client access. I am using crossover cable. Please help me with very easy steps.

 

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ASKED: September 20, 2011  8:38 PM
UPDATED: November 26, 2013  9:45 AM

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  • TomLiotta
    I've never tried a cross-over cable for that. I've always had a spare switch at the least. But I don't know why it wouldn't work. How many network interfaces do you have on the AS/400? If you have two available and one already works for TCP/IP, it should be easy getting the second interface to work with a cross-over cable. It should also be fairly easy if you have only a single network interface, but you have a twinax console also. If you have no existing connectivity, do you at least have the current configuration of TCP/IP available for your AS/400? Your PC and the AS/400 interface will need to be configured with different IP addresses for the same subnet. If that's done, then they should be able to communicate after the cabling is in place and both systems have been restarted. But if you don't know the existing configuration, what exactly are you trying to do? Is this AS/400 system new to you? Are you getting an initial setup going? Do you want to start the AS/400 with your PC as a console? What is it that you need to accomplish? Tom
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  • khan23

    Tom

    I am new to AS/400 hardware. I am an RPG guy. I do not know why it is so difficult to connect to my simple PC which has XP running. You last 2 lines are the one which I am trying to accomplish. I am simply trying to get my AS/400 520 attach to my PC using client access as a console.

    I do not want to make things complicated to you because we are on the other side. But I would like to tell you that it was attached to HMC but HMC is now corrupted. I just want to connect to my PC. Why I can not do it just like a normal PC using XP. Why AS/400 is so difficult to connect to a PC.

     

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    MK

     

     

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  • TomLiotta

    It's difficult because you're asking about connecting a major server console through a LAN port. If the technology was "easy", then essentially anything capable of TCP/IP could conceivably take over the console function, potentially from anywhere in the world. The connection must be extremely tightly secured.

    Previously you apparently had a HMC in control. As such, your server is expecting to be communicating with hypervisor software to make a connection through that port. It's almost certain that you aren't going to have appropriate software on your XP PC for the server to accept any communications attempts from it. And your PC isn't going to recognize what the server is asking for.

    Regardless, a LAN console is generally allowed (at least as long as the hypervisor isn't needed). It simply is required to follow the directions to install and enable it in order to make it work. Have you worked through the steps in the Changing from one console type to another topic in the Information Center? You'll probably want to look through the surrounding Operations Console topics before beginning anything.

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