The purpose of this topic collection is to provide examples of i5/OS® technology used in specific networking environments.
The subject of networking encompasses an enormous amount of information. The scenarios in this topic collection are intended to demonstrate how to take advantage of networking services and applications available on your system.
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- Scenario: Setting up System i to communicate with LAN
As a network administrator, you would like to add a new system to your local area network (LAN). This scenario provides a network administrator with prerequisite information as well as instructions on how to set up your system to communicate with the LAN.
- Scenario: Enabling remote connections
Your company has a branch sales office that has several remote sales personnel who need to connect to your system. You also connect to your corporate office located in another state. Because the information that is transmitted between these areas of your company is sensitive, you are concerned about protecting it as it is sent across the Internet. Use this scenario to configure connections to remote clients and servers.
- Scenario: Creating a virtual Ethernet for interpartition communications
As a system administrator of a small company, you use a system that is divided into four logical partitions. You need to allow communication between all four logical partitions. Because money and space is limited in your IT department, you want to avoid purchasing excess Ethernet cards and cables.
- Scenario: Sharing a modem between logical partitions using L2TP
You have virtual Ethernet set up across four logical partitions. You want selected logical partitions to share a modem to access an external LAN.