Planning to Install Z and I Emulator for Windows

Z and I Emulator for Windows supports a wide range of workstations. There are hardware and software requirements, as well as memory and storage requirements, to consider when planning the installation of Z and I Emulator for Windows.

The following sections describe and list support for monitors, adapters, and keyboards.

For detailed instructions on installing Z and I Emulator for Windows, refer to Installation Guide.

Workstation Hardware

Z and I Emulator for Windows supports workstations with the following hardware:

Table 4. Workstation Hardware Support
System units

The recommended system unit has an Intel Pentium® microprocessor and access to a DVD-ROM drive.

A minimum of 180 MB of fixed drive space is required.

Display monitors All VGA resolution or above display monitors supported by Windows.
Video adapters All VGA resolution or above video adapters supported by Windows.
Keyboards
  • Enhanced keyboard (101-key, 102-key, 104-key)
  • Space-saving keyboard
  • Microsoft Natural keyboard
Printers All printers supported by Windows when a PDT file is not used. For more details about printers supported in PDT mode, refer to Emulator User's Reference.
Communication adapters LAN, SDLC, COM Port, OEM, and Multiprotocol communication adapters.
Modems All asynchronous modems that use the Hayes AT command set and are supported by Windows.

Synchronous (SDLC) modems attached to a multiprotocol adapter (MPA) or SDLC adapter.

Workstation Memory Requirements

For Z and I Emulator for Windows the amount of memory you need depends on several factors, including the operating system you are running on, the attachment type, number of sessions, and the use of programming interfaces such as Emulator High-Level Language Application Programming Interface (EHLLAPI) and Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE).

Host Requirements

Refer to Emulator User's Reference for information about hardware requirements for host systems.

For all supported Windows operating systems, Java Runtime Environment 1.8 is installed.

Application Data

Application Data is generally defined to be files that contain user preferences or configuration information; an application may need some or all of these files to run properly. Z and I Emulator for Windows uses multiple configuration files: User Class files can be stored individually by user profile, while System Class files are stored in a common location.

Table 5 lists the classifications of some of the most common Z and I Emulator for Windows file extensions.

Table 5. Application Data File Types
User Class System Class
Extension File Type Extension File Type
.ws Workstation Profile .mlg Default Message Log
.bch Multiple Sessions .trc Unformatted Trace
.ini Session Size and Location .tlg Formatted Trace
.pmp Popup Keypad Configuration .cfg FTP Client Configuration
.kmp Keyboard Configuration .pub Client/Host public key
.srl File Transfer List .dat FTP Client data file
.ndc iSeries® Connection Configuration
.tto iSeries Data Transfer Request (Receive)
.tfr iSeries Data Transfer Request (Send)
.bar Toolbar Setup
.mac Macro
.mmp Mouse Setup
.xlt Translation Table
.cert Certificate
.der Binary DER

Application Data Locations

The location for Application Data is specified during installation of Z and I Emulator for Windows. The following tables list the default Application Data locations, based on operating system.

If the [UserProfile]\Application Data location was selected at installation, the following profile paths are used:

Operating System

User-Class Directory (Current User)1

System-Class Directory
Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\HCL\Z and I Emulator for Windows C:\ProgramData\HCL\Z and I Emulator for Windows
1 The FTP Client configuration files are stored in the profile path mentioned above, under the FTP folder.

If the All Users\Application Data location was selected at installation, the following profile paths are used:

Operating System User-Class Directory (Current User)1 System-Class Directory
Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 C:\ProgramData\HCL\Z and I Emulator for Windows C:\ProgramData\HCL\Z and I Emulator for Windows
1 The FTP Client configuration files are stored in the profile path mentioned above, under the FTP folder.

Using Z and I Emulator for Windows