IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-268
September 25, 2001

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

 ENUS201-268.PDF (66KB)

(Corrected on June 27, 2002)

Replaced Accessibility by People with Disabilities section.

(Corrected on October 12, 2001)

Change the term "IBM Host Access Client Package for iSeries" to "IBM Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms" in Overview.

At a Glance

IBM Host Access Client Package for iSeries Version 2.0

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 iSeries 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 IBM eServer iSeries Version 2 bundle adds additional product functionality and enhances Host Access Client Package Version 1.1.

IBM is a solution for all of your iSeries host connection needs. The package includes:

  • Access to applications and data residing on iSeries systems (5250).
  • 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 GUIs to front end host information without programming, using drag and drop technology.

Migrate to the Web at Your Own Pace

IBM Host Access Client Package for iSeries Version 2.0 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.

IBM Host Access Client Package for iSeries Version 2.0 is for mid-range market customers, accessing iSeries and AS/400e™ servers only. For those customers who need to access multiple backend host systems, the IBM Host Access Client Package for Multiplatforms is a more appropriate solution.

From one vendor, at one price per user, you can provide access to iSeries legacy applications to virtually 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 IBM Host Access Client Package 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 Date

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

Description

IBM Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5

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 IBM Personal Communications
  • Easy Software Deployment — The Windows Installer customizes 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 1390/1399 and 1137 Hindi Host Code pages.

WebSphere Host On-Demand Version 6.0

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 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 URL, 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.

Java Virtual Machine (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 Mapping Editor for DBCS Environments: You can customize a user-defined character (UDC) mapping in your 5250 session instead of 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.

IBM Screen Customizer Version 2.0.60

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 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 product APARs, visit the following Web sites:

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 iSeries do not fully address the section 508 requirements.

Product Positioning

The IBM Host Access Client Package for iSeries Version 2.0 offers a migration path from traditional emulation to Web browsed-based emulation, with the ability to put a simple GUI on a host application. This bundle focuses on 5250 host access only. Within the WebSphere Host Integration Solution portfolio, there is a product, Host Publisher, which is a server-side solution which runs on 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 LAN, WAN, and remote access and connectivity (RAC). Personal Communications provides access to applications and data residing on mid-range systems. Additionally, IBM 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. IBM Personal Communications is a component of the WebSphere Host Integration Solution.

WebSphere Host On-Demand: WebSphere Host On-Demand is for 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 is a component of the WebSphere Host Integration Solution.

Host On-Demand gives users secure browser access to host applications and data, with Web browser-based emulation. Regardless of the iSeries application, 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 site to the users' Web browser. Code maintenance, updates and configurations all occur on the Web server, and users are updated automatically. 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 many server platforms, to fit nearly any size organization or branch office. Host On-Demand is supported by your choice of platforms, ranging from iSeries, Windows NT®, AIX and Linux servers. 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 OS Release 2, Windows NT, OS/2, Linux or other supported workstation environments.

A rich Java tool set, including Host Access Beans for Java and the IBM Host Access Class Library (HACL) API, can enable customers to rapidly create custom e-business applications to achieve 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 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 minimize end user training.

Screen Customizer is for those 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. Screen Customizer is a component of the IBM Host Integration Solution.

Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
The e-business logo, AS/400e, and WebSphere are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/2, AIX, 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.
 
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 Version 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, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows NT®, and 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 later. 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 7 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 7 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 7 MB per additional user interface language.
  • All others: 251 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 7 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 7 MB per additional user interface language.
  • All others: 256 MB (all languages installed)

Software Requirements

Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5

  • Windows 95 OS Release 2
  • Windows 98/98SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT with SP™ 5, or later
  • 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
  • Novell NetWare for SAA Version 2.0, or later (5250) (SNA)
  • Microsoft SNA Server
  • Communication Server for AIX
  • Direct Connection to the host

To communicate with an IBM eServer iSeries system, Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5 requires iSeries LPPs, depending upon your system configuration:

  • iSeries Version 2 Release 2.0, or later (5738-SSI, 5763-SS1, or 5716-SS1).
  • iSeries 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.
  • iSeries 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 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 TN5250.

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, 2.7, 2.8
  • 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
  • Caldera OpenLinux 2.3
  • TurboLinux 6.0, 6.1
  • SCO Unixware 7
  • Windows Terminal Server Version 4

For Client,

  • Windows 95 OS Release 2
  • 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 Server 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
  • IBM HttpServer V1.3.6.2

For LDAP Servers (optional),

  • IBM LDAP Directory Server V2.1, V3.1.1, V3.2.1 (a.k.a. SecureWay® Directory)
  • Netscape Directory Server V3.1 and V4.0 (both on Windows NT and AIX)

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, 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
  • SCO UNIXare 7

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 or later
  • Windows 2000 (Professional)
  • AIX 4.3.3, and 4.3.4, 5.1
  • OS/2 Warp Server 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
  • 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 with SP5 or later
  • 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 with SP5 or later
  • 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, is 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 on 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and AIX platforms.
  • Automatic servlet configuration is not supported on WebSphere Application Server V4.0.
  • Due to Java 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 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), a Web server and, optionally, a servlet engine. 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 don't, 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 GUI provided with Host On-Demand.

Customer Responsibilities

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 iSeries 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 (LI)
  • International Program License Agreement (IPLA)
  • IPLA Pointer Sheet — Generic
  • Three Service Key cards
  • One CD-ROM with Personal Communications for Windows Version 5.5
  • 10 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 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

IBM Host Access Client Package for iSeries Version 2.0 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

IBM Host Access Client Package for iSeries Version 2.0 is a client product which has one charge unit. The charge unit consists of the client and registered users.

Build-To-Plan Program

                                                  Part
Program Name                                      Number
 
Host Access Client Package for iSeries Version 2.0
CD-ROM program package
 
Multilingual                                      29P4291
 English
 Brazilian Portuguese
 Spanish
 Dutch
 Danish
 Finnish
 Hungarian
 Polish
 Norwegian
 Russian
 Swedish
 Turkish
 Slovenian
 Czech
 Portuguese
 Greek

Passport Advantage Numbers

                                                       Part
Description                                            Number
 
License + SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                 D50HWLL
License + SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                 D50HXLL
S/W Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniversary               E0049LL
S/W Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.              D50HYLL
 Date
Trd License/SW Maintenance 1 Anniversary               D50S2LL
 
Media Packs
 
Host Access Client Package for iSeries Version 2.0
CD-ROM Media pack
 
Multilingual                                           BM004ML

Build-to-Order Program

                                                       OTC(1)
                                   Program             Feature
Description                        Number              Number
 
Host Access Client Package         5733-A61            3731
 for iSeries Version 2.0
 (Multilingual) Per Users
 with 1 Year Software
 Maintenance
1
One-time charge

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

National Language Version (NLV) Features

                                             Language
                                             Feature
Description                                  Number
 
IBM Host Access Client Package for iSeries Version 2.0
 
Multilingual                                 2935
Italian                                      2932
German                                       2929
French                                       2928

Build-to-Order Program CD-ROM

                                   Language
                                   Machine        Feature
Description                        Type/Model     Number
 
Host Access Client                 5733-A61       2935
 Package Version 2.0
 for iSeries
 Multilingual

                                                  Software
                                                  Maintenance
                                                  Charge
                                                  Feature
Description                                       Number
 
Software Maintenance Programs
Maintenance IASP PID:  1 Year 5733-A67
 
Use Authorizations:  (to be orderable
 in quantity)
 S/W Maintenance NoCharge Registration            3739
 S/W Maintenance 1 Year Renewal                   3740
 S/W Maintenance 1 Year After License             3741
 
Maintenance IASP PID:  3 Year 5733-A68
 
Use Authorizations: (to be orderable in
 quantity)
 S/W Maintenance 3 Year Registration              3742
 S/W Maintenance 3 Year Renewal                   3743
 S/W Maintenance 3 Year After License             3744

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.

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: SE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. SE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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