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IBM PC SERVER SYSTEM390 HINTS AND TIPS - Tavi Systems

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IBM PC SERVER SYSTEM390 HINTS AND TIPS - Tavi Systems

IBM PC SERVER SYSTEM/390

HINTS AND TIPS (FAQ):

IBM IBM PC SERVER SYSTEM/390

HINTS AND TIPS (FAQ):

ii Hints ii Tips (FAQ)

     PREFACE

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     Welcome to the HINTS & TIPS (FAQ) GUIDE for the PC SERVER S/390.

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     TRADEMARKS

     The following trademarks and (*) registered trademarks of the IBM Corporation

     may appear in this document.

     DB2* OfficeVision/VM

     DB2/2 OS/2*

     EtherStreamer PS/2*

     GDDM* RACF

     IBM* S/370

     IBMLink S/390*

     IMS ServerGuide*

     LAN Distance Streamer

     LANStreamer VisualAge

     Micro Channel* VisualGen

     MVS/ESA VM/ESA*

     VSE/ESA OS/390*

     NetFinity VTAM*

     OfficeVision* WIN-OS/2

     The Following are trademarks of the indicated company:

     PENTIUM Intel Corporation

     PENTIUM PRO Intel Corporation

     WINDOWS Microsoft Corporation

     POWERCHUTE American Power Conversion

     POSTSCRIPT Adobe Inc.

     INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

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     This document is intended to address many of the questions or

     problems that may occur during the installation and use of a PC

     Server S/390.

     The information contained in this document is based on the

     experience of numerous people involved in the development and

     testing of the PC Server S/390. While we believe this

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     information to be accurate and correct it has not been subjected

     _________________________________________________________________

     to any formal verification or testing process.

     ______________________________________________

     This guide contains the following sections:

     (C) Copyright IBM Corp. 1997 iii

     Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

     A list of questions that are frequently asked about a PC Server

     S/390. When there is a quick and simple answer, it will be

     provided along with the question. When the answer is long or

     involves multiple components, a reference will be provided to a

     topic in the Hints and Tips section which covers that subject.

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     Usage: If problems or questions are encountered in the

     installation and use of a PC Server S/390, check this section for

     a corresponding Question and answer.

     Hints & Tips:

     This section provides more extensive information and procedures

     than the FAQ section. Where necessary, complete procedures or

     relatively detailed information is provided on the topics.

     Usage: We suggest that this section be used much like a

     "Read-Me-First" document. Review the topics in this section

     _____________

     which may be related to the installation of a system before

     actually starting the installation process.

     Change Log

     Changes implemented in each version are noted here.

     05/20/1997 Section on 330 PCI interrupts added. Information on

     SCSI cabling updated.

     03/15/97 First edition distributed.

     iv Hints iv Tips (FAQ)

     CONTENTS

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     PREFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III

     Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii

     Introduction and Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii

     CHAPTER 1. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . 1

     Cannot 'Find' CDROM Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

     CHKDSK Fails or does not Complete . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

     What Releases of OS/2 are supported? *1 . . . . . . . . . . 1

     Why is my Expansion Unit having problems? *1 . . . . . . . 2

     What driver to use for the Integrated Ethernet? *1 . . . . 2

     What is Maximum Disk Partition Size? . . . . . . . . . . . 3

     Configuring TCP/IP across a LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

     Intermittent "Pink Hangs" (Shared Interrupt)*1 . . . . . . 3

     PCI Slot Selection for PCI P/390 Adapter . . . . . . . . . 4

     System Seems to 'Hang' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

     Dial-In Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

     CM/2 Session is Not Used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

     Other Useful Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

     S/390 memory Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

     Performance Improvement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

     Required/Recommended Files or Diskettes . . . . . . . . . . 8

     S/370 Channel Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

     "File Not Found" when "INSTALL CILENT" . . . . . . . . . . 9

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