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AS/400 Advanced Series

IBM

AS/400 Client Access Console


Version 4

G325-6337-00

AS/400 Advanced Series

IBM

AS/400 Client Access Console


Version 4

G325-6337-00

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First Edition (August 1997)


This edition applies to the licensed program IBM AS/400 Client Access Console, (5716-XY1 and 5716-XW1) Version 3 and Version 4, and to all subsequent releases and modifications until otherwise indicated in new editions. Make sure that you are using the proper edition for the level of the product. Order publications through your IBM representative or the IBM branch serving your locality. If you live in the United States, Puerto Rico, or Guam, you can order publications through the IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions at 1-800-879-2755. Publications are not stocked at the address given below. IBM welcomes your comments. A form for readers' comments may be provided at the back of this publication. You can also mail your comments to the following address: IBM Corporation Attention Department 542 IDCLERK 3605 Highway 52 N Rochester, MN 55901-7829 USA or you can fax your comments to: United States and Canada: 1-800-937-3430 Other countries: 1-507-253-5192 If you have access to the Internet, you can send your comments electronically to IDCLERK@RCHVMW2.VNET.IBM.COM; IBMMAIL, to IBMMAIL(USIB56RZ). When you send information to IBM, you grant IBM a nonexclusive right to use or distribute the information in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you. Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 1997. All rights reserved. Note to U.S. Government Users Documentation related to restricted rights Use, duplication or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.

Contents
AS/400 Client Access Console Description Hardware and Software Requirements . . . Installation Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | Hardware Installation Instructions . . . . . . Software Installation Instructions . . . . . . . Windows 95/NT PC5250 Console Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . Using Other Versions . . . . . . .
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Enhanced Windows 3.1 PC5250 Console Windows on 386 Personal Computers . . . Installation Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Windows 3.1 RUMBA/400** Console OS/2 PC5250 Console

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AS/400 Client Access Console Description


AS/400 Client Access console support enables a personal computer (PC) to function as the AS/400 console. The Client Access console eliminates the need for a dedicated dependent workstation. It also eliminates the need for a twinaxial or ASCII workstation processor that is used to connect the dependent workstation to the AS/400 system. The PC can connect directly to the AS/400 communications port. The personal computer, which is used as the console, attaches to the AS/400 system by using a special console cable. The cable connects the serial port on the personal computer to an input/output adapter that is installed on the AS/400 system. Only one personal computer that is attached to the AS/400 system can use Client Access console support at a time. The personal computer that is used as the AS/400 console must be running the PC5250 or RUMBA/400 application to emulate a locally attached 5250 display station. The Client Access console does not support a console printer. Figure 1 is an example of a dedicated nonprogrammable workstation that is used as the console to the AS/400 system.

Figure 1. Nonprogrammable workstation as system console

Figure 2 is an example of a Client Access console. The serial connection allows the personal computer to act as the system console. A token-ring connection allows the personal computer to run the Client Access programs, such as data transfer and update.

Figure 2. LAN attached personal computer as system console

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Hardware and Software Requirements


The following table shows the hardware and software needed to use a personal computer as the AS/400 console.
Personal Computer Requirements 80386 (or later-model) personal computer with a hard disk drive Windows or OS/2 installed At least 6 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM) for Windows or at least 16 MB of RAM for OS/2 Serial port1
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AS/400 Requirements AS/400 Advanced Series2 OS/400 Version 3, Release 1 (or later) 2609, 2612, or 2721 adapter for the Multiple Function Input/Output Processor (MFIOP)3

80386 computers require a 16550AF UART serial port. A CPU speed of 20 MHz or higher is recommended for 80386-based computers. AS/400 Advanced Portable Model P01 or P02 does not support the asynchronous console. The 2609 adapter is not supported for the 9406 model 3xx.

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Installation Overview
1. Attach the console cable between the personal computer and the AS/400 system. 2. Install and configure the console emulator on the personal computer. 3. Perform an initial program load (IPL) and configure the AS/400 system.

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Hardware Installation Instructions

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Turn off the personal computer and the AS/400 system. Client Access console support requires a special cable for connecting the personal computer to the AS/400 system. Ensure that you have one of the cables listed in the following table.
Cable Length 6 m (20 ft) 6 m (20 ft) 2.5 m (8 ft) Part Number 44H7504 46G0450 46G0479

Feature Code 9026 (9401-150) 9026 (others) 9027

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Ensure that you have a 2609 two-port cable attachment, a 2612 one-port adapter card, or a 2721 adapter card (9401, Model 150) installed in your system unit. Connect the console cable to the AS/400 system by using the 25-pin connector. If you have a 2609 cable attachment, connect the console cable to the port labeled P2.

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2-Port Cable

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| Figure 3. 2-port cable assembly | | | | If you are using a 2612 adapter card, connect the console cable to the one-port connector on the card. If you have a Model 15X with 2721 adapter card, connect the console cable to port 1B . Connect the cable by pushing in the cable connector and tightening the thumbscrews.

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| Figure 4. Connecting to a 2721 adapter card | | If you have a Model 60X or 62X with 2721 adapter card, connect the console cable to the left connector in position C 9 , as shown.

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| Figure 5. Connecting to a 2721 adapter card | | | | | | If you have a Model 64X or 65X with adapter card 2699, the console cable must be attached to port 2 of the two-line WAN IOA that resides in slot B of the MFIOP with RAID (#9751).

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Connect the console cable to the personal computer by using the 9-pin connector. Power on the personal computer. Go to Software Installation Instructions.

| Note: Sometimes you need to disconnect the cable to move either the AS/400 system or the AS/400 | console. If you have disconnected the cable, reattach the cable and restart the AS/400 system. | Reconnect the personal computer from the emulator pull-down menu.

Software Installation Instructions


Use the following table to find the console emulator that you are installing and then go to the installation instructions for that console emulator.

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PC5250 Windows 95/NT Windows 3.1 OS/2 Windows 95/NT PC5250 Console on page 7 Enhanced Windows 3.1 PC5250 Console on page 11 OS/2 PC5250 Console on page 17

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Windows 3.1 RUMBA/400** Console on page 15 OS/2 RUMBA/400 Console on page 19

Note: AS/400 systems at V3R1.1 and higher have the ability to download software fixes for the Client Access console. To download fixes, you must first install the emulator product RUMBA/400 or PC5250 that is configured for a Client Access router connection into the same subdirectory as the emulator console code. You must also ensure that the Client Access update program has been configured to update the emulator product subdirectory.

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Windows 95/NT PC5250 Console


Before you can configure a console session, the base Client Access licensed program must be installed on your personal computer (PC). To install Client Access on the PC, you need to choose whether you will use diskettes, a compact disc, or a network (LAN) drive. Installation and migration wizards guide you through the process step-by-step. The installation wizard copies the files that are required for Client Access. The migration wizard automates the process of moving from a previous client to the Windows 95/NT client by updating the configuration information. To begin the installation process:

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Either insert your diskette or the compact disc into its drive; if you are installing Client Access from a network drive, map this drive to the installation image. Click the Start button. Click Run. Type the path to the SETUP.EXE, such as D:\SETUP.EXE, where D is the drive where your diskette or CD-ROM resides. Click OK. This starts the installation wizard. The installation wizard now prompts you to choose the type of installation that you want. Follow the instructions on the display. Click Next to continue through the setup process. Follow the instructions on each window that appear. When the installation wizard finishes processing, the migration wizard automatically starts. The migration wizard will look for other clients that are installed on your computer. The wizard will then prompt you to choose the type of migration you want. Select Typical installation. Follow the instructions on the windows that are presented to you until the setup is complete.

For more information about Client Access setup, see the Client Access for Windows 95/NT-Setup book, SC41-5512.

Configuration
The Windows 95/NT** emulator ships with the Client Access product. There are no discs or diskettes to use when installing the Standard version of the Windows 95/NT PC5250 Console. To begin the configuration of a PC5250 session:

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Open the Client Access folder. Double click the Accessories folder.

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Double click on the Start or Configure Session icon, and then click OK on the PC5250 window. At this point, because there are no AS/400 connections that are already established, the PC will prompt you to connect to an AS/400 session. Click on the No button to continue the configuration process that you have already started. The AS/400 will be started at a later time.

Figure 6. Configure PC5250

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Select Async Console for the type of emulation. Select the Display Size that you want. Select the Host code page that you want. Select the Port Number for the Console cable. The port number must match the port where the cable is attached. Note: If the Communication Port entry field is blank and you are not able to select a port to use for the async cable, another application is using the port. You will need to reconfigure your PC to make a communication port available.

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Choose OK. The configuration is complete. The console emulator is now ready to connect to the AS/400 system. When you exit the emulator you will be prompted to save the console profile. Go to AS/400 System on page 21.

Using Other Versions


Client Access includes versions of PC5250 for Taiwan, Korea, and the People's Republic of China that are stored on the AS/400. Only one version of the PC5250 emulator can be installed on your personal computer at one time. If you have the Standard version already installed, you need to uninstall it before installing any other version. To install the PC5250 emulator for Taiwan, Korea, or the People's Republic of China:

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Click on Start, select Programs, then select Client Access. Double click on the Accessories folder icon.

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Double click on the Selective Setup icon. On the Selective Setup Options window, check the Managing system for the additional components option. On the Component Selection window, highlight the 525 then click the Change button. Display and Printer Emulator and

Select the version of the emulator that you want to install. Only the versions available on the AS/400 are listed. Select Continue and follow the installation prompts to complete the installation.

If you do not plan to install the PC5250 versions for Taiwan, Korea, or the People's Republic of China, you can save AS/400 disk storage by deleting the versions from the AS/400 at a later time. The emulator versions are located in the AS/400 directories that are outlined in the following table:
Country Taiwan Korea People's Republic of China Directory on AS/400 QCA400\Win32\Install\PC5250\Taiwan QCA400\Win32\Install\PC5250\Korea QCA400\Win32\Install\PC5250\China

Note: Client Access also includes separate versions, available on CD-ROM, of PC5250 for Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. Install the correct version for your language automatically from the CD-ROM. The other option is to install your language version through the Selective Setup option in the Client Access Accessories folder.

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Enhanced Windows 3.1 PC5250 Console

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Insert the first install diskette into the personal computer (PC). Start Windows**. Choose Run from the File menu. Type: A:\INSTALL At this point, you should name the drive and directory, and then follow the defaults through installation.

Figure 7. Naming the drive and directory

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Open the Start or Configure Session icon to configure PC5250 for Client Access Console support. On this screen, you need to specify SNA-over-ASYNC (Console) as the link type. Click the Configure Link button under the Link Parameters option.

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Figure 8. Starting and configuring a session

Select the correct communications port number (the port where the console cable is attached). If you are unsure, follow the defaults.

Figure 9. Selecting a communications port

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Select OK. Select OK. Select Session. Select Connect. The console emulator is now ready to connect to the AS/400 system. When you exit the emulator you will be prompted to save the console profile. Go to AS/400 System on page 21.

Windows on 386 Personal Computers


Users running Windows 3.1 on 80386-based personal computers can optimize their systems by adding the following statements to the 386Enh section of the Windows SYSTEM.INI file:

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WinExclusive=11 COMMBoostTime=4 Com1AutoAssign= Com1Base= 2 Com1IRQ=42


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This statement is required for 80386-based personal computers running at a CPU speed of less than 20 MHz. The statement should be reset to 0 when not using the Client Access console.

If the Client Access console is not using port 1 (Com1) for communications, change the statements to show the correct port number. For example, if port 2 is used for the console connection, change Com1 to Com2.

Installation Notes
Note: Do not use the DOS Prompt from within Windows while running the Enhanced Windows 3.1 PC5250 Console emulator with AS/400 systems prior to V3R1.1 or without PTF SF26199.

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Insert the first install diskette into the personal computer (PC). Start Windows. Choose Run from the File menu. Type: A:\INSTALL Follow the prompts for naming the drive and directory and selecting installation options. Select Single User type. Choose Install to begin installation. When the installation program is complete, open the Terminal icon. Select Options. Select Interface. Select RUMBA Async Console. Select Configure. Select the associated communications port (the port where the console cable is attached). Follow the defaults if you are unsure. Enter the name of the system in the System Name edit box. You can enter anything, for example: SYSA. Select OK. Select Session. Select Session Configuration. Select the name of the system from the System Name list box, select the desired display size, and then select OK. Select Session. Select Connect. The console emulator is now ready to connect to the AS/400 system. When you exit the emulator you will be prompted to save the console profile. Go to AS/400 System on page 21.

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OS/2 PC5250 Console

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Insert the first install diskette into the personal computer (PC). Ensure that you have the OS/2 Serial Device Support installed. To see whether or not support is installed: From the OS/2 desktop, double click on the OS/2 system Double click on System Setup Double click on Selective Install The screen that appears will tell you whether or not Serial Device Support is installed.

At an OS/2 prompt, type: A:\INSTCON d:\path D: is the drive and \path is the path where you want PC5250 installed. The drive letter is required. The path is optional. If the path is omitted, \PCOMOS2 is used by default. For example type: A:INSTCON C:

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When the installation program is complete, shutdown and reboot the computer. After OS/2 has loaded, display the pop-up menu from the PC525 Console Session icon. Use the second mouse button to click on this and then open up the Settings view. Specify ASYNC as the link type, and then select the Configure Link push button under the Link Parameters option. Select the communications port (the port where the console cable is attached). Follow the defaults if you are unsure. Select OK. Close the settings notebook. Double-click on the PC525 Console Session icon.

The console emulator is now ready to connect to the AS/400 system. When you exit the emulator you will be prompted to save the console profile. Go to AS/400 System on page 21.

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OS/2 RUMBA/400 Console

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Insert the first install diskette into the personal computer (PC). Ensure that you have the OS/2 Serial Device Support installed. To see whether or not support is installed: From the OS/2 desktop, double click on the OS/2 system Double click on System Setup Double click on Selective Install The screen that appears will tell you whether or not Serial Device Support is installed.

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At an OS/2 prompt, type: INSTCON d:\path D: is the drive and \path is the path where you want RUMBA/400 installed. When the installation program is complete, reboot the computer. Double-click on the Terminal icon. Select Options. Select Interface. Select RUMBA Async Console. Select Configure. Select the associated communications port (the port where the console cable is attached). Follow the defaults if you are unsure. Enter the name of the system in the System Name edit box. You can enter anything, for example: SYSA. Select OK. Select Session. Select Session Configuration. Select the name of the system from the System Name list box. Select the desired display size and then select OK. Select Session. Select Connect.

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The console emulator is now ready to connect to the AS/400 system. When you exit the emulator you will be prompted to save the console profile. Go to AS/400 System on page 21.

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AS/400 System

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Power on the AS/400 system. If automatic configuration is enabled on the AS/400 system, controller and device descriptions that are needed for the console are automatically created when the program loads. The system assigns a type number to the local workstation controller descriptions that represent the Input/Output adapters. These controller type numbers are used on AS/400 displays, including the Work with Hardware Resources (WRKHDWRSC) and Work with Controller Descriptions (WRKCTLD) displays. If you are using a 2612 adapter, the local workstation controller description for the adapter is listed as a type 6A58 controller. If you are using a 2609 or 2721 adapter, the controller description for port 2 is listed as a 6A59 controller. The following table shows the controller type numbers assigned to the 2609, 2612, and 2721 adapters.
Adapter Controller Type 6A58 6A59 (Port 2) 6A59 (Port 2)

2612 EIA-232/V.24 Communications Adapter 2609 Two-line EIA-232/V.24 Communications Adapter 2721 Two-line RVX Multiprotocol Communications Adapter

For more information about both automatic and manual configuration, see the Local Device Configuration book, SC41-4121. The personal computer that is connected to the AS/400 system appears to the AS/400 system as a locally attached 5250 display. The display device that the personal computer emulates is determined by its screen size and character set. The following table lists the display devices that are emulated by the Client Access console.
Screen Size 24 x 80 Character Set SBCS DBCS 27 x 132 SBCS Emulated 5250 Device 3179 Model C2 5555 Model C01 3477 Model FC

For more information about AS/400 console functions, see the System Operation book, SC41-4203. For more information about how to use the console emulator, see the console emulator online help for your particular client.

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Trademarks
The following terms are trademarks of the IBM Corporation in the United States or other countries or both: Application System/400 AS/400 Client Access IBM Operating System/400 OS/2 OS/400 400 Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows 95 logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. Other company, product, and service names, which may be denoted by a double asterisk (**), may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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