Welcome to Z and I Emulator for Windows

Z and I Emulator for Windows brings the power of personal networking to your workstation by exploiting networking capabilities to provide a variety of connectivity options supporting local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) environments. Whether it is for host terminal emulation, client/server applications, or connectivity, Z and I Emulator for Windows offers a robust set of communication, networking, and administrative features.

Z and I Emulator for Windows is a full-function emulator. In addition to host terminal emulation, it provides these useful features:

A variety of application programming interfaces (APIs) are supported by Z and I Emulator for Windows. You can create applications that use the peer-to-peer client APIs, which are based on LU 6.2 and provided by Z and I Emulator for Windows. These APIs let you simultaneously access and process information on peer workstations.

Z and I Emulator for Windows Program Icons

When you have installed Z and I Emulator for Windows, the main functions that you can use are displayed as icons. Icons are grouped in subfolders of the HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows program folder.

A brief explanation of each function follows:

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Start or Configure Sessions
Use this icon to bring up the Session Manager. This dialog allows you to start or configure sessions. During configuration, you can specify the session type, screen size, LU number, graphics support, the type of communication link and its parameters, as well as other information. You can save all this information in a workstation profile. After saving, you can start the session by just clicking the session icon. Authorized users can also create new batch files from this dialog
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Start or Configure Sessions Online
Use this icon to bring up the Session Manager Online. This dialog allows you to manage and use the online sessions available on ZIE Server. This provides option for auto install of Z and I Emulator for Windows available on ZIE Server.

Administrative and Problem Determination (PD) Aids

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Information Bundler
Use this icon to gather system files and specific trace and log files, as well as registry information, such as the software installed or running on a machine. This can also be run from an active session by clicking Actions -> Launch -> Information Bundler.
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Log Viewer
Use this icon to view, merge, and sort the Z and I Emulator for Windows message and trace logs. Z and I Emulator for Windows logs errors and informational messages during initialization and operation. This can also be run from an active session by selecting Actions -> Launch -> Log Viewer.
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Migration Utility
Use this icon to migrate your user-class and system-class files and desktop icons to Z and I Emulator for Windows Version 1.0.
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Trace Facility
Use this icon to turn trace functions on and off and to capture communication protocol information that passes between your workstation and other host systems. You can use traces to resolve communication problems. This can also be run from an active session by selecting Actions -> Launch -> Trace Facility.

Utilities

Note

These programs are provided on an as-is basis without any warranty of any kind, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose which are expressly disclaimed.

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iSeries Connection Configuration
Use this icon if you want to define connections to each iSeries®, eServer™ i5, or System i5® host that will use the data transfer function.
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Convert Macro
Use this icon to convert an existing Z and I Emulator for Windows macro to an XML or VBScript file.
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Data Transfer (iSeries only)
Use this icon to transfer data between a workstation and an iSeries, eServer i5, or System i5 database.
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Multiple Sessions
Use this icon to create batch files (.BCH), which can specify multiple emulator sessions (workstation profiles) or other supported Windows programs that you want to start concurrently. You can create an icon for each batch file and start the programs just by clicking the icon.
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Preferences
Use this icon if you want to set up or change the user preferences, such as changing the user interface language.
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ZipPrint (3270 only)
Use this icon to start the ZipPrint program, which allows you to print host system files or screens, PROFS™ notes, calendars, and documents, CMS files, and XEDIT workspaces. When started, ZipPrint adds an item to the menu bar of the session window.
FTP Client
Use this icon to start the Z and I Emulator for Windows FTP client application, which allows files and directories upload and download, and directory navigation of local and remote file systems running FTP servers.

Z and I Emulator for Windows Sessions

The sessions that Z and I Emulator for Windows provides are logical connections enabling communication between your workstation and a host system. The following session types are available:

Display session
Use your workstation as a display terminal connected to the host system.
Printer session
Use your workstation printer as a host system printer.
Client/server session
Establish connections that allow peer communications using CPI-C and APPC (LU 6.2).

Z and I Emulator for Windows Connections

Z and I Emulator for Windows supports a variety of connections to the following host systems. Following are the icons you will encounter when you begin to configure an emulator session:

zSeries
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iSeries
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ASCII
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zSeries Emulator Connections

Table 1. zSeries Emulator Connection Icons
Interface Attachment

LAN

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  • Telnet3270
  • VT-over-Telnet (TCP/IP)

COM port

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  • Telnet 3270
  • VT over Telnet (TCP/IP)

iSeries Emulator Connections

Table 2. iSeries Emulator Connection Icons
Interface Attachment

LAN

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  • Telnet5250 over TCP/IP
  • VT over Telnet

COM port

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ASCII Emulator Connections (SBCS only)

Table 3. ASCII Emulator Connection Icons
Interface Attachment

LAN

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  • VT over Telnet (TCP/IP)

COM port

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  • VT over Telnet (TCP/IP)