Your IBM® System i™ product has arrived, and you are ready to put it to use. This topic provides tools and procedures for configuring TCP/IP on the i5/OS® operating system.
For example, you can use this information to create a line description, a TCP/IP interface, and a route. Find out how to customize your TCP/IP configuration using iSeries™ Navigator, and learn about various TCP/IP techniques that enable you to direct the data that flows in and out of your network.
Before you use this information to configure TCP/IP, see Hardware installation and use to ensure you have installed all the necessary hardware components. After you complete the initial tasks for configuring TCP/IP, you are ready to expand the capabilities of your system with TCP/IP applications, protocols, and services to meet your unique needs.
- What's new for V5R4
This topic highlights the changes made to this topic collection for V5R4.
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- Internet Protocol version 6
The Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) plays a key role in the future of the Internet, and you can use IPv6 on the i5/OS operating system. This topic describes IPv6 and how it is being implemented.
- Planning TCP/IP setup
Before you begin to install and configure your system, take a few moments to plan the operation. This topic helps you prepare for the installation and configuration of TCP/IP on i5/OS.
- Installing TCP/IP
Base TCP/IP support is included with the i5/OS operating system and allows you to connect the system to a network.
- Configuring TCP/IP
You might be configuring TCP/IP for the first time, or you might be changing an existing configuration to use the IPv6 function. This topic shows you how to configure TCP/IP. In addition, you can see instructions for configuring IPv6.
- Customizing TCP/IP with iSeries Navigator
iSeries Navigator also provides you with many options that you can use to customize your configuration.
- TCP/IP techniques connecting virtual Ethernet to external LANs
Different TCP/IP techniques can be used to connect the virtual Ethernet network to an external LAN. You can take advantage of virtual Ethernet on the i5/OS operating system.
- Related information for TCP/IP setup
Listed here are the product manuals and IBM Redbooks™ (in PDF format), Web sites, and information center topics that relate to the TCP/IP setup topic. You can view or print any of the PDFs.Related information
Networking: TCP/IP applications, protocols, and services