Appendix B - Configuring DaynaTALK Cards
To connect LocalTalk devices to your VINES network, you connect them to the server using a card that supports LocalTalk. Table B-1 lists the LocalTalk cards that Version 5.0 of VINES supports. Some of the cards support the standard LocalTalk communication rate of 230Kbps; others provide faster rates. VINES 5.0 supports only the standard rate.
|DaynaTALK DL/2||Micro Channel bus|
|DaynaTALK DL2000||ISA (AT) or EISA|
|DaynaTALK PC||ISA (AT) or EISA|
|DaynaTALK MC||Micro Channel bus|
Note: The two ISA (AT) cards (the DaynaTALK DL2000 and the DaynaTALK PC) must have a PROM level of D3 or greater to work with VINES 5.0.
For more detailed technical information on these cards, consult your local equipment dealer or the documentation that accompanies the cards.
You may install as many DaynaTALK cards in your server as you have slots for (or as many as your server configuration will support).
Adding the Card to Your Server
After shutting down the server, install the card in the server, following the instructions that accompany the card. Select jumper settings that do not conflict with those of any other cards already installed in the server. The following steps describe how to configure the card once it has been installed using the VINES configuration menus. You can find more detailed instructions for using these menus and screens in Operating a VINES Server.
1. From the System Maintenance menu, choose Configure/Diagnose Server. The VINES Server Configuration menu appears.
2. From the VINES Server Configuration menu, choose Add Cards/Change Card Configuration. The Add/Change Card menu appears.
3. From the Add/Change Card menu, choose ADD a Card. The Add a Card menu appears, listing all of the supported card types. Use the arrow keys to select DaynaTALK. Press RETURN.
4. If you need to change the default settings, select Change Card Settings. Select the DaynaTALK card. At the next screen, enter the information shown in Table B-2.
5. From the Add/Change Card menu, select Save Configuration and Exit.
6. Reboot the server to load the DaynaTALK driver.
|Slot Number||Enter the slot number in which the card is physically installed, or one not already used by another card.|
|Node Address||Accept the default value (0). When the server boots, the driver software chooses the node address for the card, starting with 128, and will try different addresses until it finds a unique number. If you do not accept the default value of 0 and instead enter a number between 128 and 254 for the node address, th driver software starts at that number and will try different addresses until it finds a unique number. You might choose to do this in a large network where a number of servers usually boot at the same time. Choosing a node address does not guarantee that the card will be assigned that address; it merely states a starting point.|
|Interrupt Level||Enter an interrupt level that matches the jumpered settings on the card.|
|I/O Address||Select the value that matches the jumpered settings on the card.|