I'm not sure why it is not working, but here are some things to consider:
1) SNA ver 18.104.22.168 has been out of service for several months.
The currently supported product is "CS/AIX v5", 5765-D20.
2) The description of APAR IX84978 implies that it is for
running X.25 over the 2-port PCI card. If you are running
SDLC then it may not be needed. If you are running X.25
you should maybe update the AIXLink/X.25 code also.
3) If you are running sdlc, did you also update:
4) The description of APAR IX84978 says it is for an EC
for the adapter. This means the adapter itself is replaced.
EC = Engineering Change - IBM terminology for h/w change.
If your adapter is old and has not been replaced, try
running diagnostics ('diag' command) with the new level
of the device driver loaded. If diags fail with the new
device driver, report a h/w problem and get the card
> We have a AIX421 43p with the 2-Port Multiprotocol PCI adapter.
> We use it for SNA connection. We using SNA ver 22.214.171.124
> The menu ask we to install IX84978 if we use AIX421.
> But , the sna connection do not work if we apply IX84978 (with
> devices.pci.33112ib9 126.96.36.199) or install devices.pci.33112ib9 188.8.131.52 .
> After we uninstall the above updates and reinstall devices.pci.33112ib9
> 184.108.40.206, the SNA connection work normally.
> Do we miss any important thing?
> Thanks for any help!