by Dawn May | Jan 13, 2015 | Networking
IBM i 7.2 support of Virtual LAN allows using a single adapter to connect to multiple VLANs. If your system must connect to multiple VLANs, this support can allow you to reduce the number of adapters needed or add redundant network connections without adding additional adapters.
by Dawn May | Dec 10, 2013 | Networking, PowerVM, Systems Management
Some time ago I wrote a short blog about Power and PowerVM Reference Information. Many of the PowerVM resources cover virtualization with the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). If you are not familiar with the VIOS, I’ve shamelessly copied the following from the Knowledge Center overview information:
by Dawn May | Dec 19, 2012 | Hardware, Networking, Systems Management
Support for Ethernet Link Aggregation, as previously featured in the i Can blog “Ethernet Link Aggregation in IBM i” and the tip IBM i Aggregate Ethernet Lines on IBM developerWorks was added to IBM i in the 7.1 release. An aggregate line description combines multiple physical Ethernet ports. The line description can then be used for TCP/IP configuration just like any other line description, but the incoming and outgoing traffic will be spread among the available ports. As a side benefit, the line description will remain active as long as any of the aggregated ports are available.
by Dawn May | Jan 24, 2012 | Hardware, Networking
In 7.1 Technology Refresh 3, IBM i added the capability to aggregate multiple Ethernet ports in one Ethernet line description. An aggregated line description offers two significant benefits over a single-resource line description: improved reliability and parallel throughput.