HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows Version 1.0 Readme

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This document contains information supplementary to the online help and the publications, including newly added functions, hints, tips, restrictions, and corrections. See the Z and I Emulator for Windows Information Center for other considerations when using Z and I Emulator for Windows Version 1.0, and for complete product documentation.

For information on installing HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows, refer to the Installation Guide. Refer to Quick Beginnings guide, for information about the new features added in this version.

Names and license terms for third-party components are referenced in license.txt, which is located in the ZIE for Windows installation directory or in the product installation image.

Thank you for choosing Z and I Emulator for Windows Version 1.0.

Fix/Refresh pack Updates

Refresh Pack Update installer

The Refresh Pack Update Installer supports both GUI and Silent installation (using initialization file). The Fix/Refresh packs released are cumulative of all the previous Fix packs/Refresh packs released after the base version.

When a user installs 'HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows RP1.msi' of version, the base package of HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows will be upgraded from version to HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows A new entry for HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows will be added to Control Panel's Programs and Features in addition to HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows, which is removed if the Fix/Refresh pack is uninstalled. Refresh packs can also be installed using the Managed ZIEWin feature in Z and I Emulator for Windows.

For instructions to install the Fix/Refresh pack, refer to HCL ZIE for Windows 'Refresh Pack Update Installer' Instructions.

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Japanese language support

Support has been added for Japanese Locale.

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License configuration change

The License configuration has been modified.

For more information on acquiring a license for connecting to the Host, refer to the topic HCL ZIE License Manager.

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Fixes for Internal Defects

This release contains fixes for internal defects for improving the product quality.

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Installer Enhancements

Panel addition to the ZIEWin Installer

As part of Managed Z and I Emulator for Windows (MZIEWin) feature, a new panel has been added to the HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows Installer, where a user can provide the ZIE Server configuration details in the installation panel.

Here are the configuration parameters,
  1. Web Server Details : The URL of the Web Server from where HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows fix pack file will be downloaded for installation. Installer or fix pack will be installed on the system by "Start or Configure Sessions - Online" program.
  2. Config Server : DNS Name or IP address of the ZIE Server, where the User profiles are stored in a centralized location.
  3. Config Server Port : The port that is used to connect to the ZIE Server.

The ZIE Server configuration is optional only, user can click next to skip the configuration and can configure this through "Preferences" utility post installation.

Auto-Update of HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows (ZIEWin)

Starting with version, ZIEWin supports automatic upgrade feature. ZIE Administrators can manage the upgradation of ZIEWin clients by placing the upgrade configuration file in the Web Server, which has the information of recommended fix-packs or refresh packs that are available on the Web Server. The Web Sever URL can be provided during installation or can be configured via the "Preferences" utility.

When a User invokes the "Start or Configure Sessions - Online", the application checks if the installed version of ZIEWin is lower than the recommended version. If the ZIEWin installed on the system is of a lower version, the User gets a notification of the latest available ZIEWin version. The User can either choose to upgrade or decline the upgrade option.

  • The upgrade configuration file is unique for every refresh pack installer and is shipped along with the Fixpack package.
  • This feature can be availed from future upgrade FixPack\RefreshPack releases, that can be installed over ZIEWin with version 1.1 as the Base version.

For details regarding the Managed ZIEWin Configuration parameters and Auto-upgrade feature, see ZIE Server Details in the Quick Beginnings Guide.

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Session Manager Online

Introducing Session Manager in Online Mode

Z and I Emulator for Windows uses the Session Manager Online dialog to provide easy access to workstation profiles and batch files on the ZIE Server. ZIE Server is the HCL Z and I Emulator service manager. For Session Manager Online to work, the "Allow users to create accounts" check box must be enabled on the ZIE for Web Admin Console.

You can use the Session Manager Online to start a single or multiple sessions, and create a new session or batch file. Workstation profiles and batch files are stored on ZIE Server. Users can create a user entry on the ZIE Server, Logon to ZIE Server and migrate the existing files to ZIE Server. Auto-upgrade to later version Z and I Emulator for Windows is supported on Session Manager Online.

For details regarding Session Manager Online, see Session Manager Online in the Quick Beginnings Guide.

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Preferences Update

Changes to Preferences

ZIE Server Configuration is added under the 'Advanced' Tab. Users can configure the 'Web Server URL', where Z and I Emulator for Windows patch installer would be available for auto-upgrade. User can also configure ZIE Server and port where the user's Workstation profiles and batch files are maintained.

For details regarding Preference changes, see the Preferences section in the Quick Beginnings Guide.

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Support for the New Japanese Era (Reiwa) in ZIEWin

HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows has been updated to handle the new ligature. Conversion tables to translate between EBCDIC and UNICODE encoding have been updated. The new "Reiwa" ligature is supported by Host Code Pages 1399 and 1390 only.

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Z and I Emulator for Windows Information Center

You can find documentation and links to other resources at the Z and I Emulator for Windows Information Center.

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System requirements

For information about hardware and software requirements for installing Z and I Emulator for Windows, see the System Requirements for Z and I Emulator for Windows.

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Installation instructions

For instructions on how to install Z and I Emulator for Windows, see the Installation Guide for ZIEWin.

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HCL Software Support

For support information, see the HCL Software Support home page.

To submit and manage product cases, visit the HCL Customer Support portal.

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Terminal Emulation and Transformation Community

For additional information on Z and I Emulator for Windows, read through the blogs and articles on 'Z and I Emulator for Windows' available on the Terminal Emulation and Transformation Community.

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