Planning to Install Z and I Emulator for Windows

This chapter describes the companion products provided with Z and I Emulator for Windows and topics that should be considered before installing Z and I Emulator for Windows Version 1.0.

Considerations Before Installing

Java Runtime Environment

By default, the Open JDK version of "1.8.0_232" is installed with Z and I Emulator for Windows on systems. You may use the custom JAVA_HOME environment variable, to select a different Java™ Runtime Environment (JRE).

Disk Space Requirements

Installation of Z and I Emulator for Windows to a drive other than the Windows volume (the drive containing the Windows folder) may still require as much as 180 MBs of available free space on the Windows volume. This is due to the installation of files to the Windows and system folders, as well as the caching of the Installer database by the Windows Installer service, and the use of temporary disk space by the Windows Installer service during the installation.

Migration Considerations

Z and I Emulator for Windows offers several migration options. To ensure that your session profiles, batch files, and other configuration information are migrated so you can use them with Version 1.0, see Custom Installation and the details on automatic migration options at .

When migrating, you might be prompted to close all active Z and I Emulator for Windows sessions and actions.

Multi-Boot Environment Installation

If you want to install Z and I Emulator for Windows into a Z and I Emulator for Windows subdirectory that was originally installed under another operating system, you must remove the previous version first. Failure to do this may cause unpredictable results, including not being able to run Z and I Emulator for Windows from either operating system.

iSeries Access coexistence support

Co-existence is restricted for other Emulators that are similar to ZIEWin. HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows cannot be installed on a system where a similar product exists, and vice versa

Coexistence support for iSeries Access PC5250 component is not provided. The iSeries Access PC5250 component must be removed prior to installing Z and I Emulator for Windows.

Following are some of the coexistence scenarios for which Users get appropriate notification messages :

Windows x64 Platform Support

The x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows server 2008, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows 10 are optimized to run native 64-bit programs, but do not support 32-bit drivers or 16-bit applications.

For these platforms, Z and I Emulator for Windows does not install the following features and libraries.