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IBM Host Integration Services is pleased to offer a comprehensive suite of services for WebSphere Host Access Transformation Services and WebSphere Host On-Demand. Customers can now take advantage of our new JumpStart Services offerings to get you started down the path to a successful product experience. Or we can work with you to provide a customized set of services tailored to meet your needs.

WebSphere Host Access Transformation Services

WebSphere Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) JumpStart

Description/Objective: IBM WebSphere Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) provides tools to extend your legacy green-screen applications to the Web. This JumpStart service provides you with the needed steps to use HATS to transform you legacy applications quickly and efficiently using the tools provided.

IBM Consultant(s) will provide up to 80 hours of on-site HATS mentoring services as follows:

  • Install Rational Application Developer (RAD) and HATS plugin on a Windows machine
  • Review of the target legacy application, and the goal of mentoring workshop
  • Overview of HATS functions and features
  • Basic walkthrough of Rational Application Developer (RAD) and HATS plugin
  • Sample Transformation and Customization Sessions, using RAD
  • Hands-on mentoring of the technical personnel on HATS
  • Show how to build and customize a sample application and screens using WebSphere Studio with the HATS perspective
  • Discuss concepts and fundamentals of HATS application development
  • Discuss how to apply concepts learned to do specific tasks using the HATS studio
  • Addresses how to use macros and global variables in HATS applications as appropriate
  • Time permitting; demonstrate how to deploy a HATS application to WebSphere Application Server on a distributed platform.
  • How to plan a HATS project
  • Pitfalls and best practices
  • Production Readiness Consideration and Wrap-up
  • Identify staffing, skill and education prerequisites for your team
  • Discuss considerations for production deployment
  • Review the customer’s proposed project dates
  • Question and Answer session
  • Discuss next steps

Deliverables

  • none

Assumptions:

  • Customer has purchased a valid license of HATS, and its pre-requisite Software which are RAD, WAS
  • The services are done in a RAD which is the HATS' development environment.
  • TN3270 connectivity between the legacy system and HATS system is set up and operational.

Hardware and Software Requirements:
HATS Studio Hardware Requirements

  • Pentium III 800 MHz or higher processor (Pentium III 2 GHz STRONGLY recommended)
  • A minimum of 768 MB RAM (2 GB STRONGLY recommended)
  • 300 MB DASD beyond what RAD requires (1 GB recommended)
  • A high-resolution graphic display with a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768
  • Minimum 17" Display Monitor.   19" is recommended

HATS Studio Software Requirements

  • Windows 2000 Professional (Server or Advanced Server) with SP3 and SP4,  or Windows XP Professional with SP1and SP2, or Windows Server 2003  (Standard or Enterprise Edition)
  • At least one of the following IBM Software Development Platforms:
    • Rational Web Developer V5.0
    • Rational Application Developer V6.0 with latest PTFs.
    • Rational Studio Architect V6.0

Supported versions of WebSphere Application Server for running a HATS application:

  • WebSphere Application Server Version 5.1.1 or V6.0 with latest PTFs
  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment Edition Version 5.1.1 or V6.0 with latest PTFs
  • WebSphere Application Server for iSeries Version 5.1.1 with latest PTFs
  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment for iSeries Version 5.1.1 with latest PTFs
  • WebSphere Application Server Express for iSeries Version 5.1.1 or V6.0 with latest PTFs
  • WebSphere Application Server for zSeries Version 5.1.1 wth latest PTFs

Supported Server Runtime platform for running a HATS application:

  • Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
  • AIX, i5/OS, Solaris
  • zOS
  • Linux for Intel, Linux for zSeries, Linux for iSeries, Linux for pSeries

Supported browsers for running a HATS application:

  • Windows requires Netscape 6.2.3, Internet Explorer 6.0 with SP1, Mozilla 1.6, Firefox .9, Opera 7.0 or later
  • AIX requires Netscape 7.0 or later
  • Solaris requires Mozilla 1.6, Firefox .9, Opera 7.0 or later
  • Linux requires Netscape 7.0.2, Opera 7.0, Konqueror 3.1, Mozilla 1.6, Firefox .9 or later
  • Mac requires Safari 1.0, Internet Explorer 5.2.3, Netscape 7.1, Firefox .9, Opera 7.0 or later

Others:

  • 5250 Print support requires IBM iSeries Access for Web V5.2 or later (available as part of the iSeries Access Family V5.2)
  • WebSphere Portal V5.0, V5.0.2, V5.0.2.1 or V5.0.2.2 is required for deployment of HATS V6 portlets

HATS Remote Consulting Module - 40 hours

  • Up to 40 hours of remote HATS consulting services focused on product usage and screen transformations provided on a best-effort basis. 
  • Topics and discussions may include:
    • Design approach - what components to use, "how to" scenarios
    • Screen transformations and customization assistance - coding assistance, JSPs, widgets
    • Template design and customization
    • Capacity Planning assistance to determine processor and memory requirements for an application
    • Assistance to debug application problems
    • Reviews to ensure best practices are being implemented for reliability, etc.
  • Requires: 
    • Customer contact to have familiarity with HATS application development
    • Remote access to your host system enables IBM to provide assistance with application problem debugging or solution development 
    • Completion of this service must occur within 30 days from the service start date.

HATS Custom Services

In addition to our packaged offerings, HI Services will customize a services engagement to meet your needs.

  • Beyond JumpStart
    • Additional consulting and technical leadership 
    • Project planning and management
    • Specifications development
    • Screen transformations and customization assistance
    • "Turn key" implementations
  • Assistance with converting your applications to HATS 
    • Assess your current application implementation and assist with developing a specification for HATS
    • Work with your staff to identify the applications and components which will be put to the web
    • Help with developing  a web page template for HATS with your logos and images 
    • Perform conversion services (may be done on site at customer location or remote) 

WebSphere Host Publisher to HATS Migration Services Offering 

Description/Objectives:  IBM’s Host Publisher to HATS Migration Assessment workshop offers a way to systematically evaluate different options to migrate existing Host Publisher applications to a HATS V6 supported environment.  The workshop addresses:

  1. Is it possible to migrate from Host Publisher to HATS environment?
  2. What are the migration path options?
  3. What is the best recommendation?

Topics covered:

  • Customer Application Review – a detailed examination of the Host Publisher  application to determine how the application works today
  • Identify special requirements – Identify requirements, dependencies, and challenges that must be considered for planning a migration strategy.  For example, any special or unique features about the way the application is used, Database access, External Business Logic, etc.
  • Migration Options – discuss possible migration paths for the Host Publisher application and options for accessing the host application in the new HATS V6 architecture.
  • Identify Skills Requirements – Based upon requirements, identify what skills requirements will be needed to accomplish a migration plan.

For more information, please view the following document

WebSphere Host On-Demand 

The Host Integration Services team is pleased to offer consulting services to assist customers with migrating your applications and macros from other emulators to WebSphere Host On-Demand (HOD). Our team is made up of professionals who possess a depth and breadth of Host Integration product knowledge unmatched in the industry. The team maintains a close relationship with the Host Integration Development Lab, where the future of our products is being determined every day. Our consultants have experience with HOD migration projects and are experts at leveraging our migration tools to accelerate your migration effort. The tools are available for download on the Host On-Demand web site at http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/hostondemand/.

HOD Migration Services 
Host Integration Services will customize a services engagement to meet your specific needs. These services may include but are not limited to:

  • Project planning and management 
    • Perform an assessment of the current environment and the work effort necessary to migrate to HOD 
    • Assess the usefulness of available tools that may be used to ease and accelerate the migration effort 
    • Work with the customer to develop specifications for the HOD environment 
    • Work with the customer to develop a project plan and estimated timetable to migrate 
  • HOD Migration Assistance
    • Work with the customer to migrate a number of macros and/or applications and provide skills transfer to your staff to complete the job 
    • Perform conversion services to your specifications (may be done on site at customer location or remote) 
    • The duration of the services specified above is dependent on the planned size and scope of the engagement and will be estimated during the project planning phase. 

For more information or to request assistance, please visit the WebSphere Software Services web site or contact your software services sales representative. To locate an IBM Representative near, see the Software Services Contact web site.
 

Host On-Demand Macro and HLLAPI Conversion
Host Integration Services can also provide the services to convert the macros and HLLAPI-based applications from other products to run on HOD.  These services may include but are not limited to:

Perform conversion of HLLAPI based applications to run in HOD with little or no code changes required.  Also support converting from Attachmate EAL API to HOD.
Automated tool to convert Attachmate macros to run in HOD and PCOMM.  Includes a macro script editor with built in debugger.
Perform conversion of Rumba based macros to run in HOD.

Convert Attachmate Macros to WebSphere Host On-Demand or Personal Communications

The ISSW services team has developed a very easy to use services offering and utility that allows customer to that convert from Attachmate to HOD to enable all of their macros to run with HOD. Below are the details.

Work Summary: IBM now has a tool to convert Attachmate macros to run on Host On-Demand (HOD), or Personal Communications (PCOM). This tool is provided along with up to forty (40) hours of associated services for a cost of US $16,000. If travel is requested, it is billed separately.

IBM now has a tool to convert Attachmate macros to run on Host On-Demand (HOD), or Personal Communications (PCOM). This tool is provided along with up to forty (40) hours of associated services for a cost of US $16,000. If travel is requested, it is billed separately.

The 40 hours of services can be used for anything related to the macro conversion such as the tool installation, that actual conversion services, training on how to use the tool, debugging support in the event of issues, or assistance with any macros that do not convert cleanly.

Description of conversion tool:

Background: Attachmate macros are different from HOD or PCOM macros. They are more than simple keystroke recordings. They are actually scripts based upon visual basic. Therefore, a visual basic engine is used to convert and run the macros. This tool does not convert the Attachmate macros to HOD macros, it enables them to run in a Visual Basic engine that the tool provides and interact, via the EHLLAPI bridge, with the HOD emulator sessions.

Attachmate macros are different from HOD or PCOM macros. They are more than simple keystroke recordings. They are actually scripts based upon visual basic. Therefore, a visual basic engine is used to convert and run the macros. This tool does not convert the Attachmate macros to HOD macros, it enables them to run in a Visual Basic engine that the tool provides and interact, via the EHLLAPI bridge, with the HOD emulator sessions.

Implementation: The conversion tool installs a Visual Basic runtime on the client machine. It then reads the macros and makes some minor modifications to the API calls that makes them compatible with the EHLLAPI bridge. A graphical interface is also provided that allows the macros to be managed and launched. The ability to launch the macros from the emulator is also provided.

The conversion tool installs a Visual Basic runtime on the client machine. It then reads the macros and makes some minor modifications to the API calls that makes them compatible with the EHLLAPI bridge. A graphical interface is also provided that allows the macros to be managed and launched. The ability to launch the macros from the emulator is also provided.

Prerequisites: HOD EHLLAPI Bridge installed on the local client machine HOD version 7.03 or higherCustomer Questionnaire:

  • Are they interlocked with outside productivity software, e.g. MS Office products?
  • Do they use the EHLLAPI or EAL APIs?
  • Are Macros centrally written or are they created ad hoc by users?
  • Are they all Telnet users or do they use SNA?
  • Do they want widespread training?
  • Do they need a Center of Excellence (COE)?

HOD EHLLAPI Bridge installed on the local client machine HOD version 7.03 or higher1. Are they interlocked with outside productivity software, e.g. MS Office products? 2. Do they use the EHLLAPI or EAL APIs? 3. Are Macros centrally written or are they created ad hoc by users? 4. Are they all Telnet users or do they use SNA? 5. Do they want widespread training? 6. Do they need a Center of Excellence (COE)?

Contact:
Aery Kim/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS to get more information on how to engage Services for such an opportunity. Scott Quint/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS, Timothy Parker/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS, or George Baker/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS for more technical details.

Downloads

WebSphere Application Transformation Demo