Configuring Enterprise Extender communications for the IBM® i system

Enterprise Extender is a networking architecture that allows Systems Network Architecture (SNA) applications to run over IP networks using High Performance Routing (HPR).

About this task

Enterprise Extender is the only way to run SNA applications over IP networks with communications input/output adapters (IOAs), such as Gigabit Ethernet.

Setting up the Enterprise Extender environment

Note: Before you configure HPR to run over IP networks, you must enable HPR transport support by specifying ALWHPRTWR(*yes) on the CHGNETA command.

To configure HPR to run over IP networks, follow these steps:


  1. Configure your TCP/IP network.
  2. Create an APPC controller description and specify the link type *HPRIP.