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new ip assign

Sir,
I am using an Aplhaserver DS10 with Open VMS7.3.Unfortunately one of the Ethernet port is malfunctioning and needs to be replaced,Could any body guide me to add a new IP to Ethernet card in open VMS.
Procedure in Steps will be warm welcomed


Regards,
Deepak Raheja
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Re: new ip assign

As long as the replaced interface is of the same type and controller number/letter, then there is nothing to do.

If this is not the case,, and the new interface is of different type, then, assuming the TCPIP software is "TCPIP services for VMS",aka UCX:
First, delete the old interface e.g. WE0:
TCPIP SET CONFIG NOINTERFACE WE0
TCPIP SET NOINTERFACE WE0

Then use @sys$manager:tcpip$config menu to define the IP parameter of the new interface:
Configuration options:
1 - Core environment
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Re: new ip assign

Adding to Joseph's response, delete the old configuration, shut down the system for card replacment, reboot then configure the new changed interface. Not required if you replace with the same class of adaptor.

TCPIP at this age could cause problems if started with an invalid interface, and you need to start TCPIP services to delete the configuration if the type of adapator has changed.

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? Reach me at first_name + "." + last_name at sysmanager net
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Re: new ip assign

Thanks Andy/Joseph

I configured the IP address and set the speed Fast FD as per system requirement .But still I am unable to ping my Cisco Switch.Is there some more parameters needs to be set.

apart from @sys$manager:tcpip$config Can I assign an ip through Alpha BIOS too?

Is there some more parameters more to set ?

Regards,
Deepak Raheja

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Re: new ip assign

>> speed Fast FD as per system requirement
What system requirement ?
Usually speed should be auto-negotiation.
Is the Cisco box also the IP router ?
Did you configure routing after doing the new IP interface configuration ?
Did you restart TCPIP after configuration ?

And no, "Alpha BIOS", which we calle SRM console, can't configure the VMS TCPIPp stack.
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Re: new ip assign

Hello Joseph,
My cisco switch and router used Speed 100/Full duplex.More over my Other Ethernet port is also configured on Fast FD (Full duplex).So I use Fast FD.
Is there some requirement to add routing while i am using similar class ip which i was using(IP) in earlier port.
I reset the Decnet TCPIP services too after installing new card in Alphaserver Ds10

Any more ideas,(which i am missing perhaps)

Waiting from you,

Regards,
Deepak Raheja
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Re: new ip assign

If the routing has not changed, it should be o.k.,
but it does no harm to check it again using tcpip$config.

Independently of IP, check using LANCP to see if the link is up at all:
mcr lancp show device ewa0/internal
is Link state LINKUP ?

mcr lancp show device ewa0/counter
to see if there is incoming/outgoing traffic

Still I would set auto-negotiation via LANCP to see if it is working.
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Re: new ip assign

Hello Joseph,

Let me check the points told by you on tomorrow morning,I will update you the same

Regards,
Deepak Raheja
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Re: new ip assign

Hello Joseph

Could you please have a look on the attached file.It shows that the Counters are increasing but still I am unable to ping my CISCO switch with my newly installed ethernet card in DS10..

(Could you please let me know the steps procedure documents/any link for installing a new ethernet cards in Alphaserver DS10 with open VMS7.2 plateform

Regards,
Deepak Raheja
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Re: new ip assign

> Could you please have a look on the
> attached file.

A Microsoft Word document may not be the best
way to convey plain text to a VMS audience.
Why not use plain text?

> [...] Unfortunately one of the Ethernet
> port is malfunctioning and needs to be
> replaced, [...]

You know this how? (If you don't know how to
replace the thing, do you know how to
diagnose a problem with it?) What, exactly,
was the _original_ problem?

> [...] More over my Other Ethernet port is
> also configured on Fast FD (Full duplex).
> [...]

Which "Other Ethernet port" is that?

I also recommend auto-negotiation, unless it
actually causes a problem. On my XP1000, the
firmware normally reports the results of its
auto-negotiation. I assume that a DS10 would
be at least that clever. (VMS does, too,
when it starts up, as I recall.)

> [...] after installing new card [...]

What, exactly did you remove? What, exactly,
did you install (and where)? What, exactly,
did you do after that? What, exactly,
happened when you did it?