IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-267
September 25, 2001

IBM Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms Version 2.0 — IBM Personal Communications, IBM WebSphere Host On-Demand, and IBM Screen Customizer — One Convenient Solution

 ENUS201-267.PDF (66KB)

(Corrected on June 27, 2002)

Replaced Accessibility by People with Disabilities section.

At a Glance

Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms

Make your applications available to virtually anyone, virtually anywhere with IBM Personal Communications for Windows® Version 5.5 and IBM Personal Communications Version 4.3.1 for OS/2®.

  • Market leader for traditional client access and connectivity
  • Windows 2000 Certified and runs on Windows Platforms and OS/2
  • Connectivity and APIs for all environments

WebSphere™ Host-On-Demand Version 6.0

  • Access to your host applications and data, with security, from a Java™-enabled Web browser
  • Access to zSeries, iSeries, and DEC/UNIX emulation
  • Centralized deployment and administration saves money, no software needs to be loaded on the user's desktop

IBM Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60

  • Give host screens a simple GUI
  • No programming required
  • Works only in conjunction with Host On-Demand Version 6.0

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).

Overview

The IBM Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms Version 2.0 bundle adds additional product functionality and enhances IBM Host Access Client Package Version 1.1.

The Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms is a solution for all of your host connection needs. The package includes:

  • Access to applications and data residing on IBM eServer iSeries (5250), IBM eServer zSeries (3270), and DEC/UNIX® virtual terminal (VT) hosts for traditional Web users in SNA and intranet environments.
  • Thin client technology to distribute host access capability to remote users, as well as users in intranet and extranet environments.
  • The ability to create new graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to front end host information without programming, using drag and drop technology.

Migrate to the Web at Your Own Pace

The Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms lets you manage your migration to Web technologies at your own pace. With one package, you can support your diverse user community, and help eliminate the need to work with multiple vendors.

From one vendor, at one price per user, you can provide access to legacy applications to virtual any type of user regardless of their needs. Whether it is an office-based power user or a mobile employee, a systems programmer or a business partner with no training on host applications, the Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms fits virtually any user need. With the addition of simple GUI rejuvenation tools, you can make your applications easy-to-use and available to virtually anyone, virtually anywhere.

With tools that you can use today, you can start to build your e-business applications of the future. You can build your applications based on your legacy systems, enabling you to:

  • Achieve competitive advantage in your marketplace
  • Reduce expenses
  • Leverage your existing investments

For more information, visit the IBM Web site at:

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware Requirements section.

Planned Availability Dates

  • September 28, 2001, when ordering using Lotus® part numbers
  • October 12, 2001, when ordering using IBM program numbers

Description

What's New for IBM Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5

Windows 2000 Certified: IBM Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5 is now Windows 2000 Certified. By meeting the certification requirements, IBM Personal Communications is now able to take advantage of the Windows Installer technology. Installing and deploying IBM Personal Communications is easier than ever. Several benefits of using the Windows Installer include:

  • Self-Repair — Automatically repair missing or corrupted application files, registry entries, and shortcuts needed to run IBM Personal Communications.
  • Rollback — Returning the computer to its fully working condition prior to a failed or cancelled installation allows users to continue to be productive using the previous set of applications.
  • Advertisement — The Installer advertises the availability of IBM Personal Communications to users and other applications without actually installing any files. This registers IBM Personal Communications with the Operating System, creates shortcuts and menu entries, associates file types, and when requested installs the product.
  • Install-On-Demand — The Installer installs features automatically as they are needed on demand. Users don't have to anticipate the functionality they need before they use Personal Communications.
  • Easy Software Deployment — The Windows Installer provides the ability to customize the installation of IBM Personal Communications for various departments or groups of users. This is done by using Windows Installer Transforms, response-file processing, or Tivoli® Software Distribution.

    The Windows Installer represents a key component in reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in your network. You can now use the Windows Installer to easily perform installations locally or to distribute and deploy IBM Personal Communications remotely to your client machines. This integrated solution combined with Windows 2000 Certification provides you with easier software deployment and management for your organizations.

Express Logon Function: The Express Logon Function (ELF) eliminates the need for users to enter an ID and password when logging onto a host system. Communication Servers for AIX®, Windows NT, and Windows 2000 support this feature.

Smart Card Support: Smart Card Support allows you to store a certificate in a dedicated security device such as a smart card.

Convert Macros to the Host On-Demand XML Format: IBM Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5 supports conversion of IBM Personal Communications traditional macros into XML based macros to be used with Host On-Demand.

New Host Code Page Support (1390/1399 and 1137 Hindi): IBM Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5 provides support for the 1390/1399 and 1137 Hindi Host Code pages.

Associated 3270 Printer Support: Associated 3270 Printer Support lets administrators now determine which LU users utilize.

What's New in Host On-Demand Version 6.0

The following functions and enhancements are added to Host On-Demand Version 6.0:

More Flexibility and Control over Locally-Stored User Preferences: You can define centrally stored session-configuration preferences while also letting users to maintain individual preferences. Users are able to run sessions using the default configuration you define, and users can further modify sessions according to personal preference. These personalized changes are stored on users' local machines separate from any default session configuration information. When you change the default configuration, users receive those updates automatically without losing any personalized changes.

Deployment Wizard Enhancements: The Deployment Wizard helps you create HTML pages more easily to give your users better host access. This will help you determine a deployment strategy for your users. Additionally, new configuration models have been added to specify how Host On-Demand sessions are defined and managed. Streamlined panel flow and other usability improvements to the Deployment Wizard panels make administration easier. Online help for the Deployment Wizard is now available from within the Wizard panels.

Native Windows Print Support: Windows users can print using the standard printer drivers. Users can use their default Windows printers without additional configuration and they can change properties without closing their host printer sessions.

Integrated Windows Domain Logon: If this function is enabled, users are not required to log on to the Host On-Demand server to access their configuration data. Host On-Demand retrieves the Windows domain user ID, which becomes the Host On-Demand user name. If a user is already defined on the server, the configuration data for that user is accessed. Otherwise, new users are automatically created with group default settings.

Customize Toolbar: Administrators and users can customize the toolbar buttons used for Host On-Demand sessions. Users can add and edit toolbar buttons to launch an applet, run an application, go to a Web site, run a macro, or perform a menu function. After customizing the toolbar settings are saved for future sessions.

Cached Client Support Across the Internet: Host On-Demand keeps the cached components at a consistent level and prevents users from installing different and potentially conflicting versions of components from different servers. Clients can communicate with servers running different levels of Host On-Demand.

Support for Java2-Enabled Browsers: Clients are supported on Java2-enabled Web browsers, such as Netscape 6.x and Mozilla. The Java2 plug-in with Netscape 4.x and Microsoft™ Internet Explorer is also supported.

JVM 1.3 Support on Server: Host On-Demand supports JVM 1.3 on the server.

Tab to Next Word and Delete Word: Similar to IBM Personal Communications emulation, users, or administrators can use the Tab key to move the cursor to the first position of the next word that is in an unprotected field.

Problem Determination Enhancements: Enables a customer support person to activate and control the Host On-Demand trace facility for an emulator client session by specifying parameters in the associated HTML file. You can also add an optional parameter that launches the IP monitor utility on a Host On-Demand emulator session. A troubleshooting section is added to the online help table of contents so that you can troubleshoot common problems before calling IBM service.

Copying Sessions More Easily: Users can create new sessions easily by right-clicking an existing session and selecting Copy. Administrators can create new sessions easily by right-clicking an existing session and selecting Duplicate Session. Administrators can also copy and paste existing sessions into other user and group definitions using the right-click menu.

User-Defined Character (UDC) Mapping Editor for DBCS Environments: You can customize a UDC mapping in your session (3270, 5250, 3270 host print) instead of the default mapping. You can create a UDC translation table using the UDC mapping editor to store a customized mapping for your session.

Basic Support for GB18030: Chinese characters can be processed with GB18030 code page support (extended EBCDIC support only).

Greek Translation: Host On-Demand is translated into Greek.

What's New in Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60

Host On-Demand Support in Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60: The Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60 requires Host On-Demand Version 6.0 to function correctly. This version will not work with Host On-Demand Version 5.x. Service level releases will continue to be provided for Host On-Demand Version 5.

Netscape 6.0 Support in Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60: Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60 Runtime (shipped only with Host On-Demand) now supports Netscape Communicator 6.0. The Customization Studio, Administrator, SCCI, and Screen Customizer Beans are only supported in Java Virtual Machine (JVM) 1.1.8 environments.

Support for Java2-Enabled Browsers: Clients are supported on Java2-enabled Web browsers, such as Netscape 6.x and Mozilla. The Java2 plug-in with Netscape 4.x and Microsoft Internet Explorer is also supported.

Greek Translation: Screen Customizer is translated into Greek.

Customization Studio and Administrator Support in JVM 1.3

Environment: The Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60 Customization Studio and Administrator is being evaluated to support a JVM 1.3 environment in a follow-on service release.

For Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms product APARs, visit the following Web sites:


(CSD 2 and CSD 3 are synonymous)

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

IBM Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5 addresses most accessibility requirements. However, there are a limited number of seldomly used features that are not fully enabled for screen readers, and a limited number of events that are only identified by a beep. Due to Java technology issues, WebSphere Host On-Demand Version 6.0 and Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60 included in Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms do not fully address the section 508 requirements.

Product Positioning

IBM Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms Version 2.0 offers a migration path from traditional emulation to Web browser-based emulation, with the ability to put a simple graphical user interface on a host application. This bundle focuses on TN5250, TN3270E, VT52/100/220 and CICS® applications support. Within the WebSphere Host Integration Solution portfolio, the IBM Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms Version 2.0 offers additional emulation support for zSeries (3270) and DEC/UNIX virtual terminal (VT) hosts. Another product within the portfolio, Host Publisher, is a server-side solution which runs into the WebSphere Application Server. It allows customers to integrate applications and data and deliver this information via HTML to any Web user.

IBM Personal Communications

IBM Personal Communications is a key client component of IBM's Host Integration portfolio for local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and remote access and connectivity (RAC). Personal Communications provides access to applications and data whether residing on mid-range or enterprise servers (mainframes). Additionally, Personal Communications can give customers the optimal platform for traditional access to data and applications on the host and includes new tools to help transform their traditional business into an e-business.

WebSphere Host On-Demand

WebSphere Host On-Demand is targeted to customers who wish to provide easy, and cost effective host access with security to users in Intra- and Extranet-based environments. It enables businesses to extend the reach of their host applications and data to new users, including business partners, suppliers, and sales personnel.

Host On-Demand gives users secure browser access to host applications and data, with Web browser-based emulation. With support for TN3270E, TN5250, VT52/100/220 and CICS applications included in a single package, users need to learn only one interface to reach key host data. Because Host On-Demand is Java based, users in different operating environments get the same look and feel, and identical feature set.

Host On-Demand is installed only on the Web server, and the Host On-Demand applet is downloaded via a Web URL to the users' Web browser. Code maintenance, updates and configurations all occur on the Web server, and users are updated automatically. The Host On-Demand cached client will reduce download and user idle time, enhance productivity and help save significant expense in product deployment and maintenance. Host On-Demand works with IBM Screen Customizer, providing customized GUI screens in place of "green screens" to help simplify the user experience for users who may be unfamiliar with or prefer not to use the traditional host green screens.

Host On-Demand can be installed on nearly any server platform, to fit nearly any size organization or branch office. Host On-Demand is supported by your choice of platforms, ranging from Windows NT®, AIX and Linux servers to iSeries and zSeries mainframes. And, this benefit extends to the desktop as well. Because the interface is Java based, it is the same in every workstation environment, whether it be Windows 95, Windows NT, OS/2, Linux or other supported workstation environments.

A rich Java tool set, including Host Access Beans for Java and the application programming interface (API), can enable customers to rapidly create custom e-business applications to achieve a competitive advantage. Because Host On-Demand is part of the WebSphere family, applications developed using the tool set can be incorporated into other WebSphere software projects, helping preserve your Host On-Demand investment and helping provide a quick start to the Web and e-business.

Host On-Demand is recommended for installations that require low-cost centralized deployment, easy, centralized administration, and support for a broad range of client and server platforms. IBM Personal Communications is recommended for full function emulation, more extensive APIs and a wider range of protocols or connectivities, including APPN® and other SNA technologies.

IBM Screen Customizer

IBM Screen Customizer provides an easy to use GUI for accessing mission-critical host data and applications via the Web. Screen Customizer when used with Host On-Demand offers customization capabilities that make host applications easier to use and more responsive to your user needs.

Screen Customizer is for those customers who have heavily invested in legacy applications and want to graphically enable them for e-business, without rewriting business logic. Screen Customizer is a Java-based solution that runs locally on the client machine and is particularly well suited for both intranet and extranet environments. It excels in solutions where users have sustained connections and ongoing interaction with the host application.

Trademarks

 
iSeries and zSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
The e-business logo and WebSphere are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/2, AIX, CICS, and APPN are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering Information

Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

There are no hardcopy publications in this package. All manuals are located on the CD-ROMs in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

IBM Personal Communications for Windows® Version 5.5

Installation

  • A personal computer with a CD-ROM drive, if Personal Communications is to be locally installed
  • A 486, or higher, system processor

Memory and Fixed Disk Storage Capacity

  • 16 MB RAM minimum, 24 MB recommended for Windows 95 OS Release 2, Windows 98, and Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows NT®, Windows 2000.
  • 70 MB of fixed disk space minimum. Additional space may be required depending on installation options selected.

System Unit

IBM and IBM-compatible workstations with a 486 or higher microprocessor. A Pentium® microprocessor is strongly recommended. If Personal Communications is to be locally installed, the workstation must also have a CD-ROM drive.

IBM Personal Communications Version 4.3.1 for OS/2®

IBM or IBM-compatible workstations with a 486, or higher, microprocessor, memory and fixed-disk storage capacity to support OS/2 Warp® Warp V4.0, or higher. Minimum of 16 MB, with 32 MB recommended.

WebSphere™ Host On-Demand Version 6.0

The Host On-Demand server hardware requirements include:

  • For Windows NT and Windows 2000: 174 MB for one user interface language, plus an additional seven MB per additional user interface language.
  • For AIX®: 140 MB (includes English as a user interface language and the additional security files), plus an additional seven MB per additional user interface language.
  • For Sun Solaris, Linux, HP-UX, UNIXware: 130 MB (includes English as a user interface language), plus an additional seven MB per additional user interface language.
  • All others: 256 MB (all languages installed).

IBM Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60

The Screen Customizer server hardware requirements include a PC workstation with sufficient speed, memory, and disc space to accommodate the following:

  • For Windows NT and Windows 2000: 174 MB for one user interface language, plus an additional seven MB per additional user interface language.
  • For AIX: 140 MB (includes English as a user interface language and the additional security files), plus an additional seven MB per additional user interface language.
  • For Sun Solaris, Linux, HP-UX, UNIXware: 130 MB (includes English as a user interface language), plus an additional seven MB per additional user interface language.
  • All others: 251MB (all languages installed).

Software Requirements

Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5

  • Windows 95 OS Release 2
  • Windows 98/98SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, and Advanced Server)
  • Novell NetWare for SAA® client (optional)
  • Microsoft™ SNA Server client (optional)
  • CS/NT Client (optional)

IBM Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5 communicates with the following types of server or gateway:

  • Communication Server for OS/2 Warp
  • Communication Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000
  • Novell NetWare for SAA Version 2.0, or later (3270 and 5250) (SNA)
  • Microsoft SNA Server
  • Communication Server for AIX
  • Direct Connection to the host

To communicate with an iSeries, Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5 requires AS/400® LPPs, depending upon your system configuration:

  • OS/400® Version 2 Release 2.0, or later (5738-SSI, 5763-SS1, or 5716-SS1).
  • OS/400 Version 2 Release 2.0, or later, is required for Enhanced Non-programmable Terminal User Interface (ENPTUI) or Host Print Transform (5738-SS1). For double-byte character set (DBCS), Version 3 Release 1.0 or Version 3 Release 2.0 is required, depending on the specific configuration (5763-SS1). Version 3 Release 7 (5716-SS1) is also supported.
  • OS/400 Version 3 Release 6.0, or later, is required for the 132-column support.
  • For Text Assist features, cumulative program temporary fix (PTF) C3285220 with PTF SF14687 for Version 2 Release 2, PTF SF14495 for Version 2 Release 3.

WebSphere Host On-Demand Version 6.0

Key Prerequisites

Server: A Web server, a Java™ Virtual Machine (JVM) 1.1.8 or JVM 1.3 on non-Windows platforms, and TCP/IP.

Client: A Web browser with JVM 1.1.8 or JVM 1.3, access to a Web server, and a Telnet server supporting one or more of the following protocols: TN3270, TN5250, VT52/100/220, or a CICS® Java Gateway (if required).

For Server:

  • Windows NT 4.0 with SP5
  • Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, and Advanced Server)
  • AIX 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 5.1
  • OS/2 Warp Server 4, OS/2 Warp Server for e-Business 4.5
  • Novell Netware 4, 5, 6
  • Sun Solaris 2.6, 7, 8
  • OS/400 V4R5, V5R1
  • HP-UX 10.20, 11.00
  • Redhat Linux 6.2, 7.0, 7.1
  • SUSE Linux 6.4, 7.0, 7.1
  • OS/390® V2R5, V2R6, V2R7, V2R8, V2R9, V2R10
  • z/OS™ V1R1, V1R2
  • Caldera OpenLinux 2.3
  • TurboLinux 6.0, 6.1
  • SCO Unixware 7
  • Linux on zSeries

For Client:

  • Windows 95 OS Release2
  • Windows 98/Windows ME
  • Windows NT 4.0 with SP5
  • Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, and Advanced Server)
  • AIX 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 5.1
  • OS/2 Warp 4
  • Sun Solaris 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
  • HP-UX 10.20, 11.00
  • Redhat Linux 6.2, 7.0, 7.1
  • SUSE Linux 6.4, 7.0, 7.1
  • Caldera OpenLinux 2.3
  • TurboLinux 6.0, 6.1
  • Windows Terminal Server Version 4 and Windows Terminal Services
  • Netstation V2R1M0

Note: Local client only supported on Win 32 platforms (Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 95 OS Release 2, and Windows 98.)

For Browsers:

  • Netscape Navigator 4.6, 4.7, 6.0
  • Netscape Navigator (OS/2), 4.61, IBM Mozilla
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 with SP1®, 5.0 or 5.1, 5.5, 6.0
  • Java Plugin 1.3 (Sun, IBM)

For Bean Builders (HACL and Host Access Beans for Java):

  • VisualAge® for Java Version 3.0, 3.5, 4.0
  • WebGain's (formerly Symantec's) Visual Cafe Professional Development Edition Version 4.0, 4.1
  • Borland/Inprise's JBuilder Version 3.5, 4.0

For Web Application Servers:

  • WebSphere Application Server V3.02, 3.5, 4.0
  • Lotus® Go Version 4.6.2
  • Netscape IPlanet (JRun) Version 4.1
  • HttpServer V1.3.6.2

For LDAP Servers (optional):

  • LDAP Directory Server V2.1, V3.1.1, V3.2.1 (also known as SecureWay® Directory)
  • Netscape Directory Server V3.1 and V4.0 (both on Windows NT and AIX)
  • LDAP Server running on zSeries Version 2 Release 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Miscellaneous Software (Optional):

  • License Use Management Version 4.5.5

Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60

IBM Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60 can be installed in the following situations:

Supported operating systems to install the Client on a Host On-Demand server include:

  • Windows NT 4.0 with SP5
  • Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, and Advanced Server)
  • AIX 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 5.1
  • OS/2 Warp Server 4, OS/2 Warp Server for e-Business 4.5
  • Novell NetWare 4, 5, 6
  • Sun Solaris 2.6, 7, 8
  • OS/400 V4R4, V4R5, V5R1
  • HP-UX 10.20, 11.00
  • Redhat Linux 6.2, 7.0, 7.1
  • SUSE Linux 6.4, 7.0, 7.1
  • OS/390 V2R5, V2R6,V2R7, V2R8, V2R9, V2R10
  • z/OS V1R1, V1R2
  • Caldera OpenLinux 2.3
  • TurboLinux 6.0, 6.1
  • SCO UNIXare 7
  • Linux on zSeries

Supported operating systems for a Screen Customizer Runtime for Host On-Demand client include:

  • Windows 95 OS Release 2
  • Windows 98/Windows ME
  • Windows NT 4.0 with SP5
  • Windows 2000 (Professional)
  • AIX 4.3.3, and 4.3.4, 5.1
  • OS/2 Warp Server 4
  • Sun Solaris 2.6, 7, 8
  • HP-UX 10.20, 11.00
  • Redhat Linux 6.2, 7.0, 7.1
  • SUSE Linux 6.4, 7.0, 7.1
  • Caldera OpenLinux 2.3
  • TurboLinux 6.0, 6.1
  • Windows Terminal Server Version 4 and Windows Terminal Services
  • IBM Netstation V2R1M0

Supported operating systems to install the Administrator on a Host On-Demand server or Host On-Demand Client include:

  • Windows 95 OS Release 2
  • Windows 98/98SE/Windows ME
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, and Advanced Server)

Supported operating systems to install the Studio include:

  • Windows 95 OS Release 2
  • Windows 98/98SE/Windows ME
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, and Advanced Server)

The following browsers can be used to run the Screen Customizer Client with Host On-Demand:

  • Netscape Navigator 4.6, 4.7, 6.0
  • Netscape Navigator (OS/2), 4.61, IBM Mozilla
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 with SP1, 5.0 or 5.1, 5.5, 6.0
  • Java Plugin 1.3 (Sun, IBM)

Limitations

Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5

  • Sun Microsystems is discontinuing support for the ActiveX bridge after Version 1, Release 3. As a result of this, the Host Access ActiveX controls provided in the Personal Communications Host Access ActiveX controls component of the Program will only be supported until the Program's end-of-service date, September 28, 2003.
  • Sockets over SNA is being removed due to incompatibility with WinSock2 specifications.
  • Shared folders, also known as Network Drives, are being removed due to incompatibility with Windows ME and Windows 2000. In addition, based on functions that exist in OS/400 V4R2 and later, there is no longer any need for this function in client desktops.

Host On-Demand Version 6.0

  • Sun Microsystems is discontinuing support for the ActiveX bridge after Version 1, Release 3. As a result of this, the Host Access ActiveX controls provided in the Host On-Demand toolkit component of the Program will only be supported until the Program's end-of-service date, September 28, 2003.
  • Because terminal and printer devices require a specific language code page to process data correctly, data between different language-dependent devices may not be completely compatible.
  • VT52, VT100, and VT220 emulation support is SBCS only.
  • The euro currency symbol is not supported in VT or CICS Java Gateway. To print the euro currency symbol in Host print, the printer must be euro currency symbol enabled. The print screen function requires that the browser and underlying operating system be euro currency symbol enabled.
  • The following are 3270 host print limitations:
    • LU1 and LU3 printer sessions are PDT mode only
    • Postscript printing is not supported
    • Color printing is not supported
    • Host print is not supported in Cyrillic, Latin-2, Turkish, and Greek languages
  • WebSphere Host On-Demand Version 6.0 supports IBM Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60 only.
  • In order to use the Native Authentication feature, you must install Host On-Demand on the same machine that you wish to authenticate against. Native Authentication is supported only on Windows NT, AIX, and zSeries platforms.
  • Automatic servlet configuration is not supported on WebSphere Application Server V4.0.
  • Due to Java 2 limitations, the following do not work in a Java 2 client environment such as Netscape 6.0:
    • Function On-Demand client
    • Cached Client upgrade options
    • Remove Cached Client utility
    • Cached Client install from CD or LAN
  • Cached client support across the Internet applies to Host On-Demand Version 5.0.4 and above.

IBM Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60

  • Host On-Demand keyboard remap is not supported while running the Screen Customizer Studio.
  • Screen Customizer V2.0.60 supports only Host On-Demand Version 6.0.
  • Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60 does not support IBM Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5 or Client Access Express.

Performance Considerations

IBM Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5

Response time in a terminal environment depends upon a variety of system unit and data-communication load factors. These include the types and speeds of system units, processors, number and types of communication adapters installed, the line speed of the communication service, and the amount of processing done by the applications utilizing IBM Personal Communications.

Planning Information

IBM Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5 Planning: IBM Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5 can be set up to work in a server/client relationship. The approach used is to store the least amount of code necessary on the client workstation and to store the major portion of the run-time code and configuration information on a LAN file server. In this case, one user license is required for each client that accesses the zSeries or iSeries Host. For example, if two clients use the split code on their machines and the server, and are the only ones who start the emulation, then two licenses are required. If someone uses the server itself for emulation, then that would also require a separate license.

Not-for-Sale kits are available to Business Partners as well as to IBM marketing personnel.

Host On-Demand Planning

Install a JDK or JVM (on non-Windows platforms), and a Web server: Check the supported JDK and JVM, browser, Web Server and servlet engine levels, as well as required disk space.

Determine Directory Structure for Host On-Demand Installation: The installation instructions, and automated installations, assume a certain directory structure. In most cases, these defaults should work fine. Review the directory structure requirements before installing. If you change the default directory structure, keep your changes in mind when following the installation instructions.

Choose a Deployment Strategy: Host On-Demand provides three models for deploying configuration data to users: HTML-based, configuration server-based, and the combined model. Selecting the model will help you select the Service Manager port and the configuration servlet.

Select the Service Manager Port: The default Service Manager port is 8999. If you want to change this value because it is already in use, you may change it during installation for Windows NT, Windows 2000, and AIX. The port may also be changed after installation on all platforms.

Choose to Use the Configuration Servlet: During the Windows NT, Windows 2000, and graphical AIX installations, if the installation program detects a supported application server, you are given the option to use the configuration servlet. The configuration servlet allows client applets to communicate with the configurator servlet through a firewall without opening any additional ports on the firewall. The configuration servlet can be installed manually on the other operating systems, and for Web and application servers that are not recognized by the installation program.

Decide What Security Levels to Set: You can configure your Web server to use SSL (https), so that the data stream from your Web server to your browser is encrypted. Once the client is loaded in a browser, however, it communicates directly with the host. You may be able to configure Host On-Demand to provide SSL security to your host sessions.

  • If the Telnet server supports SSL, the clients can be configured to also use SSL.
  • If your Telnet server does not support SSL, and you are running Host On-Demand or Windows NT or AIX, you can configure the Host On-Demand Redirector to provide SSL support. The Redirector acts as a transparent proxy between the client and the Telnet server by using post remapping. It can encrypt data between the client and itself, between itself and the host, or both between the client and itself and between itself and the host.

Install and Configure Host On-Demand: Follow the installation instructions to install Host On-Demand Version 6.0, then use the Host On-Demand online help for more detailed information about configuring Host On-Demand so users can access host sessions.

Screen Customizer Planning: To use the Screen Customizer Client or Administrator, you must have Host On-Demand Version 6.0 installed. Screen Customizer depends on the transports provided by this product to connect to host systems. The Customization Studio can be used to customize screens without being connected to a host system and, therefore, does not depend on Host On-Demand.

Before installing Screen Customizer, Host On-Demand must be installed. If you need to reinstall Host On-Demand for any reason, you must reinstall Screen Customizer afterwards. If you do not, Screen Customizer might not run correctly and some functions could be missing.

You should not install a language for Screen Customizer if it has not been installed for Host On-Demand. If you install a language that was not installed for the base product, Screen Customizer will not work in that language.

If you are installing the full version of Screen Customizer on a Host On-Demand server, the Screen Customizer RunTime client replaces the default graphical user interface provided with Host On-Demand.

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by the Support Line. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. The Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage, and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Eligible customers can obtain installation and usage assistance from the Networking Industry Support Center through the telephone response line.

To obtain customer eligibility and registration procedures, contact the appropriate support center.

Packaging: IBM Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms Version 2.0 program packages are each distributed with the following materials:

  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • DB2 Connect® V7.2 for IBM Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5 License Information
  • International Program License Agreement (IPLA)
  • IPLA Pointer Sheet — Generic
  • Three Service Key cards
  • One CD-ROM with Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5
  • Ten CD-ROM with Personal Communications Version 4.3.1 for OS/2, for the Multilingual pack (one for all other language packs)
  • Three DB2 Connect V7.2 for IBM Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5 CD-ROMs
  • Four CD-ROMS for Host On-Demand V6.0 (AS/400, Toolkit, Windows, UNIX®)
  • One CD-ROM for Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60

This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Security, Auditability, and Control

Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms runs under the control of the operating system for which they were designed and are subject to the controls that the operating system provides.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms is a client product which has one charge unit. The charge unit consists of the client and registered users.

Ordering Information — Build-To-Plan Program

 
                                   Part
Program Name                       Number
 
Host Access Client Package
  for Multiplatforms
  Version 2.0 CD-ROM
  program package
  Multilingual                     29P4270
    English
    Brazilian Portuguese
    Spanish
    Dutch
    Danish
    Finnish
    Hungarian
    Polish
    Norwegian
    Russian
    Swedish
    Turkish
    Slovenian
    Czech
    Portuguese
    Greek
Host Access Client Package
  for Multiplatforms
  Version 2.0 CD-ROM and Tape
  program package
  Multilingual --
  All languages
    6250 Mag. Tape                 29P4271
    3480 Tape Cartridge            29P4272
    4mm Tape                       29P4273
 
Host Access Client Package
  for Multiplatforms
  Version 2.0 CD-ROM Media Pack
  Multilingual                     BM003ML
    English
    Brazilian Portuguese
    Spanish
    Dutch
    Danish
    Finnish
    Norwegian
    Russian
    Swedish
    Turkish
    Slovenian
    Czech
    Portuguese
    Greek
 
 
Program                            Part
Name                               Number
 
Host Access Client Package
  for Multiplatforms
  Version 2.0 CD-ROM and Tape
  Media pack
  Multilingual
  All languages
    6250 Mag. Tape and CD-ROM      BM005NA
    3480 Tape Cartridge and CD-ROM BM006NA
    4mm Tape and CD-ROM            BM007NA

Ordering Information — Build-to-Order Program

                                   Program
                                   Identification
                                   Number
Program Name                       (PID#)
 
Host Access Client Package         5733-A57
  for Multiplatforms
  Version 2.0

                                                  OTC(1)
                                   Program        Feature
Description                        Number         Number
 
Host Access Client Package         5733-A57       3732
  for Multiplatforms
  Version 2.0
  (Multilingual)
  Per Users with 1 Year
  Software Maintenance

                                   Media
                                   Feature
Description                        Number
 
Language Registration
  No Charge
  (Multilingual)                   2935
    English
    Brazilian Portuguese
    Spanish
    Dutch
    Danish
    Finnish
    Norwegian
    Russian
    Swedish
    Turkish
    Slovenian
    Czech
    Portuguese
    Greek
  Media Choice No Charge
    CD-ROM                         5809
1
One-time charge

Software Maintenance Programs

                                                       Feature
Description                                            Number
 
Maintenance IASP PID: 1 Year 5733-A65
 
Use Authorizations (to be orderable in quantity)
  S/W Maintenance No Charge Registration               3733
  S/W Maintenance 1 Year Renewal                       3734
  S/W Maintenance 1 Year After License                 3735
 
Maintenance IASP PID: 3 Year 5733-A66
 
Use Authorizations (to be orderable in quantity)
  S/W Maintenance 3 Year Registration                  3736
  S/W Maintenance 3 Year Renewal                       3737
  S/W Maintenance 3 Year After License                 3738
 
National Language Version (NLV) Features
 
IBM Host Access Client
  Package for Multiplatforms
  Version 2.0
    Multilingual                                       2935
    Italian                                            2932
    German                                             2929
    French                                             2928

Customization Options

Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

 
                                                       Feature
Description                                            Number
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM office expedite                              3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer expedite process charge                       3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IPLA. Proofs of Entitlement are required for all authorized use.

LI Form Number: There are no form numbers for the LI Booklet.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until September 28, 2003

Money-Back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: Yes

Volume Orders (IVO): Yes, contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: Yes

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

AS/400 Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

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 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
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            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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