The Question is:
Hi, we have a MicroVAX3900, a few Emulex P4000 terminal servers and a bunch of
PC's all connected through a CISCO Catalyst 2950.
I am out of P4000 ports.
How can I, and what do I need to enable the PC's to act as VT terminals and
connect to the VAX via the CISCO switch?
The Answer is :
The PATHWORKS 32 client package offers the ability to connect to
OpenVMS hosts directly via LAT, DECnet, and IP protocols -- this
assumes you have a network connection, and not an asynchronous
If you require an asynchronous serial connection, you will want
to configure IP with PPP or SLIP to connect into a communications
server device -- basically, an IP router that allows a PPP or SLIP
serial connection to be routed onto a LAN and from there to connect
to an OpenVMS host with an installed IP stack.
Third-party vendors offer terminal servers, as well -- the OpenVMS
Wizard is not in a position to assist with Emulex P4000 terminal
servers nor with Cisco Catalyst switches, nor with Microsoft Windows
support issues, nor to recommend terminal servers or switches.