3153 Terminal: Attach and Setup - Quick Summary


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About this document
    Related documentation
Cabling the 3153 (via RS232 Main/Aux Port)
Configuring the 3153 setup parameters (3151 emulation)
Adding/setting a tty in AIX
Setting a national language (3153 setup menus and AIX)
Reference information

About this document

For most environments this information provides a step-by-step procedure on attaching and configuring a 3153. This document applies to AIX Versions 4.1.5 or later.

Related documentation

The product documentation library is also available:
http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/index.html


Cabling the 3153 (via RS232 Main/Aux Port)

The first step in setting up the 3153 is proper cabling between the 3153 and the server. Both the 3153 Main Port and the server are DTE (Data Terminal Equipment) devices. The cabling connecting the two devices must switch the data and control lines. A cable that provides this capability is often called a null modem or interpose cable. The following cable configurations provide the proper cabling information to connect a 3153 to the server.

3153 SES1-EIA Port (RS232) to the server

3153 SES2-Aux Port (RS232) to the server

NOTE:

  1. Some 3153 models (P/N 42H0450, 42H0451, 42H0452, 42H0456, 42H0457, 42H0458, 42H0459, and 42H0465) have an RS422 Main Port. The SES2-Aux Port, which supports RS232, can be used if the 3153 is used in a single session environment. The choices described in the preceding section, "3153 SES2-Aux Port (RS232) to the server", are recommended.

  2. When the 3153 Main and/or Aux Port is selected, the 3153 Setup Menu Parameter Host/Printer must be properly selected:

After proper connection is established, the 3153 should display characters or text. This indicates communication between a 3153 and the server has been established. The characters or text may or may not be readable and may include: garbage or special graphics, AIX command line, or SMIT.


Configuring the 3153 setup parameters (3151 emulation)

IBM 3153 factory default setup parameters were selected for host attachment. In most cases, a new 3153 will work with no changes when attached using the RS232 SES1-EIA Main Port and a standard host adapter operating at 9600 baud. The following setup information can be used to confirm the 3153 settings and to make changes if the 3153 has been used on another service prior to being used with the server.

3153 setup parameters determine:

To enter 3153 setup menus:

To set 3153 to IBM 3153 factory default settings:

When Emulation = IBM 3151 confirm the following:

 F1 (Quick):
    Comm Mode = Full Duplex
    Auto Wrap = On
    Auto Scroll = On
 F3 (Displ):
    Scroll = Jump
 F4 (Kybd):
    Key Mode = ASCII
 F5 (Keys):
    Return Key = New Line
    Enter Key = Return
    New Line = <CR>
    Send Key = Page
    Insert Character = Space
 F7 (Host):
    Local = Off
    Turnaround Character = <CR>
    Indep Pass Thru = Off
 F9 (Emul):
    Force Insert = Line

NOTE:

  1. If the 3153 Main Port is used as the host session:
    F1 (Quick): Host/Printer = EIA/Para or EIA/None

  2. If the 3153 Aux Port is used as the host session:
    F1 (Quick): Host/Printer = Aux/Para or Aux/None

  3. If the 3153 is used for dual session:
    F1 (Quick): Sessions = Two
    After "Two" is selected, the second session must also be configured.

  4. If the 3153 does not have a parallel printer attached:
    F1 (Quick): Host/Printer = EIA/None or Aux/None

  5. EIA Baud Rate and EIA Data Format must match the server communication port settings.

  6. If the application is not displaying Line Drawing/Box characters correctly, change the following:
    F4 (Kybd): Char Set = Multinational
    After "Multinational" is selected, the Code Page parameter appears. Some applications were written to use 8-bit Code Pages: CP 437, CP 850 or ISO 8859/1.2 (ISO-1). Testing is recommended by changing:
    F4(Kybd): Code Page = CP437 or CP850 or ISO-1.

Adding/setting a tty in AIX

Adding a tty

  1. Log in as root.
  2. Enter smit or smitty on the command line.
  3. Select the following order of options from each menu.
     
    #smit
    DEVICES
    TTY
    ADD A TTY

  4. Press Enter.

Setting a tty

When a tty is set in SMIT, the default TERMINAL type is "dumb".

Example:

    BAUD rate                                       [9600]
    PARITY                                          [none]
    BITS per character                              [8]
    Number of STOP BITS                             [1]
    TIME before advancing to next port setting      [0]
    TERMINAL type                                   [dumb]
    FLOW CONTROL to be used                         [xon]

For most AIX command line operations this setting is acceptable. However, for many AIX applications to function properly (SMIT, vi editor, HCON), the terminal type must match the terminal which is actually connected to the serial port.

When attaching a 3153 terminal, set the 3153 to IBM3153 emulation and then use SMIT to set the tty TERMINAL type.

Change:
   TERMINAL type        [dumb]
to:
   TERMINAL type        [ibm3151]

Press Enter and SMIT will make the change.

NOTE:

  1. Notice the ibm3151 entry in SMIT is in lower case. By convention all terminal type names are in lower case. IBM3151 will NOT work, and is considered an unknown terminal type. Any output to the 3153 would be improperly displayed.

  2. AIX also supports other IBM terminal type ASCII emulations:
    ibm3151-C for 3151/3153 for ISO Latin 2
    ibm3151-51 for 3151/3153 with PC keyboards (Page Up/Down)
    ibm3151-132 for 3151/3153 for use in 132-column mode
    ibm3151-25 for 3151/3153 for use in 25-line mode

  3. AIX also supports other terminal type ASCII emulations:
    vt100 for DEC VT100
    vt220 for DEC VT220
    wy50 for WYSE 50
    wy60 for WYSE 60

    To check the current TERM type (the kind of terminal the system believes is attached), use one of the following two commands on the 3153:

         #echo $TERM <enter>
         <output>
    

        or

         #env  grep TERM= <enter>
         <output>
    

    The output should be ibm3151 or some other supported AIX TERM type.


Setting a national language (3153 setup menus and AIX)

Within 3153 setup menus

F4 (Kybd):

  1. Set Char Set = Multinational
  2. Set Language to desired keyboard language
    (French, German, Spanish, Finnish)
  3. Set Code Page = ISO-1

NOTE: The Language parameter determines in what keyboard language the 3153 operates. If Language = Spanish and an English keyboard is attached, the 3153 operates in Spanish.

Within AIX

NOTE: The AIX terminal type may also be required to change to ibm3151-C as mentioned in the preceding section, "Adding/Setting a tty in AIX".


Reference information

3153 RS232 Main Port: DTE (Data Terminal Equipment)
Pin 2 - Transmit Data (Direction-Out)
Pin 3 - Receive Data (Direction-In)

3153 RS232 Aux Port: DCE (Data Communications Equipment)
Pin 2 - Transmit Data (Direction-In)
Pin 3 - Receive Data (Direction-Out)

3153 Video Elements: RS232 Main Port and RS232 Aux Port
42H0400, 42H0401, 42H0402,
42H0406, 42H0407, 42H0408, 42H0409

3153 Video Elements: RS422 Main Port and RS232 Aux Port
42H0450, 42H0451, 42H0452,
42H0456, 42H0457, 42H0457, 42H0459

Host Cable Reference Information

Part Number		Description
--------------------------------------------------------------------
P/N 12H1204	RS232 Printer/Terminal Cable (Null Modem Cable) 10-foot,
			Receptacle DB25 to Plug DB25
			RS/6000 Feature Code: 2934, RS/6000 Cable: "I"
P/N 31F4590	DB25 to Dual DB25 Splitter Y-Cable 6-inch, 
			Receptacle DB25 to Dual Plug DB25
			RS/6000 Feature Code: 3107, RS/6000 Cable: "AS"
P/N 40H6328	DB9 to DB25 Converter Cable 1-Foot, 
			Receptacle DB9 to Plug DB25
			RS/6000 Feature Code: 3107, RS/6000 Cable: "AR"
P/N 43G0935	RJ45 to DB25 Converter (128-port RAN) Cable 2-foot, 
			Plug RJ45 to Plug DB25
			RS/6000 Feature Code: 8133, RS/6000 Cable: "NK"
P/N 58F2861	Printer/Terminal Interposer (Null Modem Adapter) 2-inch, 
			Receptacle DB25 to Plug DB25
			RS/6000 Feature Code: 2937, RS/6000 Cable: "E"
P/N 6323741	Async RS232 Cable (Straight Modem Cable) 10-foot, 
			Receptacle DB25 to Plug DB25
			RS/6000 Feature Code: 2936, RS/6000 Cable: "D"
P/N 65G2373	RJ45 to RJ45 Extender Cable 10-foot, 
			Plug RJ45 to Plug RJ45
			RS/6000 Feature Code: 7901
P/N 65G2375	RJ45 to DB25 Adapter 2-inch, 
			Receptacle RJ45 to Plug DB25
			RS/6000 Feature Code: 7903
P/N 65G2376	RJ45 to DB25 Adapter 2-inch, 
			Receptacle RJ45 to Plug DB25
			RS/6000 Feature Code: 7904

Host 64-port and 128-port async controller information

128-port async controller via 16-port remote async nodes (RAN)
Description: black box with 16 telephone phone jacks (RJ-45), all on one side, and with control lights/LED windows on the other side.
 
Front View of the 16-port RAN
   +----------------------------------------------------+
   |                                                    |
   |                                             ------ |
   |  TD  RD  RTS CTS DSR CD  DTR  RI  OFC  IFC  | AC | |
   |   o   o   o   o   o   o   o    o   o    o   |    | |
   |                                             ------ |
   +----------------------------------------------------+
Rear view of the 16-port RAN (RJ-45)
   +----------------------------------------------------+
   |                                                    |
   |  0   1   2   3                11  12  13  14  15   |
   | --- --- --- ---               --- --- --- --- ---  |
   | | | | | | | | |   .........   | | | | | | | | | |  |
   |  -   -   -   -                 -   -   -   -   -   |
   +----------------------------------------------------+
64-port async controller via 16-port async concentrator
Description: black box with single blinking LED with 16 telephone phone (RJ-45) jacks, eight on each side.
Front View of the 16-port Async Concentrator (RJ-45)
   +---------------------------------+
   |  0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7  |
   | --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- |
   | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
   |  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  |
   +---------------------------------+
Rear view of the 16-port async concentrator (RJ-45)
   +---------------------------------+
   |  8   9  10  11  12  13  14  15  |
   | --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- |
   | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
   |  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  |
   +---------------------------------+



[ Doc Ref: 9263587616834     Publish Date: Dec. 22, 2000     4FAX Ref: 4463 ]