Adding Additional IP Address (Interface) to Existing Adapter in iSeries

Mindwatering Incorporated

Author: Tripp W Black

Created: 01/08/2009 at 03:40 PM


Domino Upgrades / Installations
Software Installation

Adding Additional IP Address (Interface) to Existing Adapter in iSeries

On the green-screen, run the Work with Hardware Resources (WRKHDWRSC) command with hardware type (*CMN) as follows to list all the communication adapters found on the system:


On the WRKHDWRSC screen, the text description field tells you the type of adapter (e.g., Communications Adaptor,Ethernet port) you are using. Use Display resource detail (option 7) to display the adaptor’s location information. Use Work with configuration descriptions (option 5) to determine if the adapter has any lines currently defined.

Note: We are assuming that:
1. adapter already supports TCPIP - SSAP AA and that adapter's name is ETHLINE1
2. new IP address is
3. mask of network is
4. dns name of myserver9.mydomain.local

To add the new interface using the command interface, you can type the following Add TCP/IP Interface (ADDTCPIFC) command as one line and press enter:


Now start it with:

Add the domain name to your DNS server pointing to this address. Some administrators also like to "hard-code" the names in the local server's hosts file in case DNS fails. Type the Add TCP/IP Host Table Entry (ADDTCPHTE) command and press enter:
ADDTCPHTE INTNETADR( HOSTNAME((myserver9.mydomain.local))

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