About This Book

This book describes how to install, configure, and start HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows. After you get Z and I Emulator for Windows up and running and begin to perform various tasks, use the online help whenever you need additional information. See Where to Find More Information for information about online help, the Z and I Emulator for Windows library, and related publications. .

This book is for users of:

See What's in the Package for information regarding what is in the product package.

In this book, Windows refers to Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012. When information is applicable only to a specific operating system, this will be indicated in the text.

What's in the Package

The Z and I Emulator for Windows Version 1.0 package contains HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows, Version 1.0, which provides 5250, 3270, and VT emulation and connections to z/OS®, z/VM®, eServer™ i5, System i5®, iSeries®, zSeries and ASCII host systems.

In addition to the products previously mentioned, the Z and I Emulator for Windows installation image contains the following:

Notes:
  1. For each of the two basic packaging options, there are also separate installation images, depending on:
    Security Levels
    Z and I Emulator for Windows is shipped at the 168-bit encryption level.

Where to Find More Information

The following sections discuss getting help when you are installing, configuring, or using 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, at the following address:

https://ziewin.hcldoc.com/help/index.jsp

The Information Center contains reference material that is not found in this book, such as keyboard layouts and host code page tables.

The Z and I Emulator for Windows Information Center provides information in English.

Online Help

The help facility describes how to install, configure, and use Z and I Emulator for Windows. Online help is very extensive and includes information about every aspect of configuring and using Z and I Emulator for Windows. You can use Z and I Emulator for Windows online help just as you use the online help for Windows.

Use help to obtain information about:

The Quick Beginnings book is also available online, in HTML form. You can access the book from the Help menu in the Session Manager.

Z and I Emulator for Windows Library

The Z and I Emulator for Windows library includes the following publications:

In addition to the PDF documents, there are HTML documents provided with Z and I Emulator for Windows:

Quick Beginnings
The HTML form of Quick Beginnings contains the same information as the PDF version. The HTML files are installed automatically and can be accessed from the Help menus in the Session Manager and .WS session panels.

Contacting HCL

This section lists ways you can reach HCL in case you encounter a problem or concern with Z and I Emulator for Windows. Depending on the nature of your problem or concern, we ask that you be prepared to provide the following information to allow us to serve you better.

If you have a technical problem, take the time to review and carry out the actions suggested here. Use your local support personnel before contacting HCL. You can also check the Hints and Tips at the Z and I Emulator for Windows support Web page for more information. Only persons with in-depth knowledge of the problem should contact HCL; therefore, support personnel should act as the interface with HCL.

For information about problem analysis tools, refer to Emulators User's Reference for Z and I Emulator for Windows Version 1.0. This reference also provides detailed, specific emulator information about printing, file and data transfer, node operations, and other topics.

Introduction