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How do I collect communication information on a Perle controller using the AS/400
Note: You must know the name of the line description before starting SST.
Starting from an OS/400 command line:
1 On the OS/400 command line, type the following:
Press the Enter key.
o Select Option 1 (Start a service tool), and press the Enter key.
o Select Option 3 (Work with communications trace), and press the Enter key.
o If the name of the line description you are working with does not appear under configuration object, press F6; otherwise, stop and delete the current trace. Then, press F6
o Type the line description for the Configuration Object.
o Type the descriptive name for Trace Description.
o Change the Buffer Size to the highest number listed,a size od 6 is ok
Number of bytes to trace.
Beinning bytes . . . . . . . .: *MAX Value, *CALC, *MAX
Ending bytes . . . . . . . : *CALC Value, *CALC
o Press the Enter key.
o (Trace should now be active.) Attempt a connection, and wait for the problem to occur.
o Once the problem has occurred, select Option 2 to stop trace, and press the Enter key.
o Select Option 6 next to the trace, and press the Enter key.
o Leave Controller as *ALL
o Change Data representation to 2 (EBCDIC). If you are working with ASCII data (for example, LPR), choose 1
o Change Format Broadcast data to N
o Change Format TCP/IP data only to Y, and press the Enter key.
o On one of the lines asking for a TCP/IP address, type the IP address of the remote host Controller card IP address and the AS/400 interface, and press the Enter key.
o There should now be a spooled file called QPCSMPRT in your output queue. This is the formatted TCP/IP trace.