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Anyone using AS/400 INS card for Deployment Server?

lessardj

Well Known Member
We are implementing Xe on the AS/400 platform, (should install in 2 weeks) and plan to use the Inetgrated Netfinity Server card in the AS/400 as a Deployment Server We have an 830 model with the 733 card. Central Objects will live on the AS/400 Enterprise Server.

We are also considering using the INS cards for Terminal Servers (one per). Or, if the timing is right, perhaps using the new High Speed Link connection to external Netfinity Server boxes for Terminal Servers. This connection is supposed to be available in Q1 of 2001. We will only have the implementation team as users for the first few months, using thick clients, so we have time to make this decision.

If anyone out there is using the INS for either Deployment or WTS servers, I'd like to hear about your experiences.

I have also seen reference to a few people using Windows 2000 on the Terminal Servers instead of NT, and wonder how that is working out for you? What is the savings in using 2000 over NT? Have you found it stable? We would still use NT for the clients, and are only considering 2000 for the servers.

Thanks, in advance, for any advice or information. I have been monitoring JDELIST since August, and have been really impressed at the amount of knowledge out there.

Judy Lessard
IT Specialist 4
Timken Super Precision (MPB)
603-352-0310 ext. 385
lessardj@timken.com
 
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We are using the INS on our 720 and have had problems with JDE being
installed on that system. When JDE was installed we were unable to connect
to our NT network and were unable to have a functioning server. After weeks
of working we discovered that when JDE is installed it binds into the
network card. When you remove JDE the problem goes away. We even started
using a registry tracking program to see how this occurs. The only
work-around we found was to have a dual NIC or two physical NIC's in the
server. Our version of the INS did not allow two NIC's so we abandoned the
JDE install on that server an allocated it to different resources.

We are now using the INS as our check writing software server.

If you get yours to work I would love to hear how it went.

Gary D. Blevins, Jr.
Manager of Network Services
Highwoods Properties
Ph. (919) 875-6701
e-mail: gary.blevins@highwoods.com
 

cory_rau

Member
I have been told by one of the more trustworthy consultants working on our
implementation project that IBM is phasing out the Netfinity cards. Take
that for what it's worth but I would look into it before making the
investment.

I've found Citrix to be stable on both Win 2000 and NT but I can't say that
I saw any performance difference.

Cory

> We are implementing Xe on the AS/400 platform, (should install in 2 weeks) and
> plan to use the Inetgrated Netfinity Server card in the AS/400 as a Deployment
> Server We have an 830 model with the 733 card. Central Objects will live on
> the AS/400 Enterprise Server.
>
> We are also considering using the INS cards for Terminal Servers (one per).
> Or, if the timing is right, perhaps using the new High Speed Link connection
> to external Netfinity Server boxes for Terminal Servers. This connection is
> supposed to be available in Q1 of 2001. We will only have the implementation
> team as users for the first few months, using thick clients, so we have time
> to make this decision.
>
> If anyone out there is using the INS for either Deployment or WTS servers, I'd
> like to hear about your experiences.
>
> I have also seen reference to a few people using Windows 2000 on the Terminal
> Servers instead of NT, and wonder how that is working out for you? What is the
> savings in using 2000 over NT? Have you found it stable? We would still use NT
> for the clients, and are only considering 2000 for the servers.
>
> Thanks, in advance, for any advice or information. I have been monitoring
> JDELIST since August, and have been really impressed at the amount of
> knowledge out there.
 
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