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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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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

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

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

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to any formal verification or testing process.

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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

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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.

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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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