Vary on failed for TCP/IP

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AS/400
iSeries 270
TCP/IP
Vary on failed
We have an iSeries 270 with seemed to have lost TCPIP communication. The TCPIP interface info comes up with status 'inactive' when started. I have tried recreating the line controller with information from IBM but still says 'TCPIP vary on failed.
ASKED: December 2, 2008  11:32 PM
UPDATED: December 3, 2008  11:01 PM

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“Vary on failed” normally means hardware failure, otherwise you would probably see “recovery pending” (RCYPND). If you have a wrap plug, do a cable wrap test. The internal test will probably test OK, because the most common failure is the line drivers, in which case will show up on the cabel wrap test.

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  • mcl
    You could try this.. GO PROBLEM then use option #2 to "Work with problems" If these is anything in the list for a "Vary on failed" issue use option #5 to display details and then on that display press F5 to "display possible causes". That will give you a list. Also, you say you re-created the line controller.. You should have a Line Description of type *ELAN (assuming you have ethernet) and it should have a resource name which should match the resource name for the NIC. You should have a controller description of type *NET and a device description of type *NET. The device should be attached to the controller and the controller should be attached to the line. If you use the command WRKCFGSTS CFGTYPE(*LIN) CFGD(*ALL) you should see the line, controller and device (along with any other line descriptions you have). The controller and device will be indented on the display below the line description. Also, physically check the NIC, make sure the cable is plugged in, see if you get any lights at the NIC when you vary on. If this box has just been moved or relocated, the ethernet cable that is being used may be suspect... Have it tested. Regards Mike
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