Creating port aliases - assure_mimix - 10.0

Assure MIMIX Administrator Reference

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The following procedure describes the steps for creating port aliases which allow MIMIX installations to communicate through TCP/IP.


  • Perform this procedure on each system in the MIMIX installation that will use the TCP protocol.

  • To allow communications in both directions between a pair of systems, such as between a management system and a network system, you need to add port aliases for both systems in the pair on each system.

  • If you are using more than one MIMIX installation, define a different set of aliases for each MIMIX installation.

Do the following to create a port alias on a system:

  1. From a command line, type the command CFGTCP and press Enter.

  2. The Configure TCP/IP menu appears. Select option 21 (Configure related tables) and press Enter.

  3. The Configure Related Tables display appears.   Select option 1 (Work with service table entries) and press Enter.

  4. The Work with Service Table Entries display appears. Do the following:

    1. Type a 1 in the Opt column next to the blank lines at the top of the list.

    2. In the blank at the top of the Service column, use uppercase characters to specify the alias that the System i will use to identify this port as a MIMIX native TCP port.

      Attention: MIMIX requires that you restrict the length of port aliases to 14 or fewer characters and suggests that you specify the alias in uppercase characters.

      Note: Port alias names are case sensitive and must be unique to the system on which they are defined. For environments that have only one MIMIX installation, Precisely recommends that you use the same port number or same port alias on each system in the MIMIX installation.
    3. In the blank at the top of the Port column, specify the number of an unused port ID to be associated with the alias. The port ID can be any number greater than 1024 and less than 55534 that is not being used by another application.   You can page down through the list to ensure that the number is not being used by the system.

    4. In the blank at the top of the Protocol column, type TCP to identify this entry as using TCP/IP communications.

    5. Press Enter.

  5. The Add Service Table Entry (ADDSRVTBLE) display appears. Verify that the information shown for the alias and port is what you want. At the Text 'description' prompt, type a description of the port alias, enclosed in apostrophes, and then press Enter.