By George Sackett and Nancy Sackett
This chapter appears in the book Internetworking SNA with Cisco Solutions published by Cisco Press (ISBN: 1-57870-083-3).
The Cisco Channel Interface Processor (CIP) and the Channel Port Adapter (CPA) enable direct channel connection to the IBM mainframe. The CIP is available on Cisco 7000 and 7500 router platforms. The CPA is available only on the Cisco 7200 router platform. For purposes of this text, we will refer only to the CIP for connecting to the mainframe. However, all features, functions, and commands used for connecting resources to the mainframe through a Cisco router using the CPA are supported and specified as discussed for the CIP.
Direct connection of a channel-attached ...