Subject: NETFINITY SERVER HANGS ON MAINFRAME IPL WITH ESCON INSTALLED
New Netfinity server RETAIN Tip:
Record number: H166433
Hit count: UHC00009
Success count: USC0000
Publication code: PC50
Date created: O99/05/05
Date last altered: A99/05/06
Owning B.U.: USA
Abstract: NETFINITY SERVER HANGS ON MAINFRAME IPL WITH ESCON INSTALLED
Netfinity Servers running NT 4.0 are hanging after a Mainframe IPL or RESET, when Netfinity ESCON adapter has connection to that system.
This will only happen when a Virtual Point-to-Point Adapter (VPPA) is installed and running BtiVPPA V1.0 (in CD Version 1.0).
PROBLEM ISOLATION AIDS:
a Netfinity 5500 server, Type 8660, any Model.
a Netfinity 5500-M10 server, Type 8661, any Model.
a Netfinity 7000 server, Type 8651, any Model.
a Netfinity 7000-M10 server, Type 8680, any Model.
NOTE - The current list of products that have been tested with current models of IBM Netfinity and PC Servers is available at the following URL:
click on "Host Attach/Mainframe Adapters"
Download "Vppa101.*" from the following URL:
Follow the Instructions in the Vppa101.txt file that comes with this Fix.
This fix includes:
Vppa101.exe (Self Extracting exe) Vppa101.txt (Read Me)
NOTE: It is recommended this update be applied to all ESCON adapters running with VPPA Version 1.0.(BtiVPPA V1.0)
To Verify what Version installed, check Windows NT Event Log as Start -> Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer
Look for first BtiVPPA event for BtiVPPA V1.x started.
Note: Netfinity ESCON Adapter Software CD Version 1.1 and above includes this fix. (BtiVPPA V1.1) CD Version 1.1 expected deliverable is April 1999.
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