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[[Category:Administration]]
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Client Access has been superseded by [[IBM_i_Access_Client_Solutions]]
[[Category:Basics 101]]
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{{See also|ISeries Access}}
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* See [[Green Screen]]
 
* See [[Green Screen]]
 
* This is a GUI (Graphical User Interface} for using Microsoft Windows to access AS/400.
 
* This is a GUI (Graphical User Interface} for using Microsoft Windows to access AS/400.
* IBM frequently made improvements in this interface, and changed the name to reflect the new and imporved reality.
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* IBM frequently made improvements in this interface, and changed the name to reflect the new and improved reality.
 
** This happened so often that people could get lost figuring out what is now the official name.
 
** This happened so often that people could get lost figuring out what is now the official name.
** Before Client Access there was PC whatever.
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** Before Client Access there was PC whatever Support.
** After Client Access there was iSeries Access.
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** After Client Access there was [[iSeries Access]].
== What is Client Access Infrastructure ? ==
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* While this stuff may be relatively simple to use, when it is working correctly, figuring it out for installation and troubleshooting can be a nightmare.  See [[Client Access Refresh]]
This is a set of principles, guidelines, and rules used by an organization to direct the process of acquiring, building, modifying and interfacing with IT resources throughout the enterprise.
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==Silent Install==
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If the decision is made to send them a copy of System i Access to install on their PC's, see the links for creating a tailored image and performing a silent install.
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This will allow you set up an installation which only includes the components which /you/ want them to install, and simplifies the installation on their end.
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V5R4:
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http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/rzaij/rzaijmulti.htm
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V6R1:
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http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v6r1m0/topic/rzaij/rzaijprepinstlimg.htm
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V7R1:
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http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v7r1m0/topic/rzaij/rzaijprepinstlimg.htm
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V7R2:
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http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzaij/rzaijprepinstlimg.htm?lang=en
  
==== The resources can include: ====
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==Install IBM i Access for Mac==
* Cable Systems for interconnecting equipment
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'''Note:''' The instructions below will work only with a zip file. If you are using Safari you may need to change the preference settings to prevent it from automatically unzipping the file as part of the download.
* Equipment
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* How much disk space and other 400 resources we need
 
** [[BPCS]] sizing questionairre
 
* How connect PCs to 400
 
** spend $150 per PC and PC printer to connect to twinax and know next to nothing when something goes wrong or spend much more $ on a better quality interface
 
** network PCs to a PC-based server then network the PC server to the 400
 
** mix and match IBM and 3rd party solutions
 
* Software
 
* Communications protocols
 
* Remote site support
 
* How we connect thru ma bell
 
* Application development
 
* Methodology
 
* Data base systems
 
* Shared pool of documentation
 
* Security
 
* IT Organizational structure
 
* IT professional skills
 
** GUI software updates
 
** Relational data base concepts
 
** SQL
 
** Network management
 
** Integrate new technologies with base software applications such as [[BPCS]]
 
*** e-mail
 
*** fax
 
*** EDI
 
*** bar coding & data collection
 
*** Internet access
 
**** re-think security where before it was Ok to assume 99% users trustworthy, now we have a world of hackers and malware out there
 
* Help Desk services
 
  
==== What [[ERP]] Version is best? ====
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Open up Mac's Terminal app using {{keypress|Cmd|Space}} and then type "Terminal"
===== [[BPCS]] Choices =====
 
Decisions decisions
 
* [[Mixed Mode]] or full Client Server?
 
** Fat and Thin Clients
 
** Mixed Mode
 
*** Client Server for which applications
 
**** Accounting
 
**** Customer Service
 
**** Supply Chain
 
*** [[Green Screen]] for everything else
 
*** Need Netsoft Router
 
** Full Client Server
 
*** Fat Client for which applications
 
**** Accounting
 
**** Customer Service
 
**** Supply Chain
 
*** Thin Client for everything else
 
*** Need TCP/IP
 
** UserVision has some Windows minimum requirements
 
* Client setup
 
** 16 bit or 32 bit
 
** What versions of Microsoft Windows
 
** Are SSA minimums appropriate?
 
* Network
 
** Ethernet or Token Ring if Client Server
 
** Twinax r IBM Cabling System for Mixed Mode
 
** Examine Network Segmentation Growth Constraints
 
** Network Management
 
*** Wireless opens another door into Security hassles
 
* Network OS - Windows NT follow-on or Netware?
 
* Network Server - BPCS FSIOP or separate server?
 
* Different 3rd party support vendors are more attuned to different mixtures of solutions
 
** If you go with one mixture, and use a tech support place whose expertise is in a different mixture, expect problems down the road
 
  
=== What is Client / Server ? ===
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cd into where the zip file now exists:
Client / Server computing is the splitting of an application into tasks that are performed on separate computers, one of which is a programmable workstation.
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* Client is the computing resource that is USING some resource provided by a Server.
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<pre>cd ~/Downloads</pre>
* Server is the computing resource that is PROVIDING some resource to Clients.
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* There can be a linkage or hierarchy of multiple Clients of Servers, in which the Clients are in turn Servers to other Clients.
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Use unzip to get the zip file contents into the /Applications folder:
==== Client/Server Computing is NOT ====
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* It is NOT some specific software.
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<pre>unzip IBMiAccessT_v1r1.zip -d "/Applications/IBM i Access Client Solutions.app"</pre>
* It is NOT some specific hardware.
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* It is NOT a solution for all applications.
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cd into the following folder where acs_mac_app.zip now exists:
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<pre>cd /Applications/IBM\ i\ Access\ Client\ Solutions.app/Mac_Application</pre>
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Now unzip the acs_mac_app.zip file into /Applications which will add content to /Applications/IBM i Access Client Solutions.app
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<pre>unzip acs_mac_app.zip -d /Applications</pre>
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You should now have "IBM i Access Client Solutions" with an icon in the /Applications folder, as shown below. Double click to start or do {{keypress|Cmd|Spacebar}} to open Spotlight and type "ibm" to locate it, as shown below.
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[[File:Osx-ca-1.png]]
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[[File:Osx-ca-2.png]]
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''(Thanks to Aaron Bartell for the info)''
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=== Operation ===
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Current versions of OS/X default to "owning" the function keys. In order to use the F keys normally with the emulator you may need to make two additional changes.  
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#Open System Preferences and select the Keyboard option. Make sure that "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys" is selected on the Keyboard tab.
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#Select the Shortcuts tab and make sure that "Show Desktop" and "Show Dashboard" are either deselected or assigned to keys other than F11 and F12. You can remap them to Command + the F key if you wish.
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==External links==
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* [http://www-912.ibm.com/s_dir/slkbase.NSF/00e42b791a3dab7b862565c9004ec1af/acc12fda96496e4b8625668f007ab75f?OpenDocument IBM Software Technical Document 13642023, TCP/IP Ports Required for Client Access] contains information about firewall ports
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* ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/as400/products/clientaccess/win32/ website to download any service pack by version
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==Categories==
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[[Category:Administration]]
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[[Category:Basics 101]]
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[[Category:ISeries Access]]

Latest revision as of 14:28, 26 February 2016

Client Access has been superseded by IBM_i_Access_Client_Solutions

See also: ISeries Access
  • See Green Screen
  • This is a GUI (Graphical User Interface} for using Microsoft Windows to access AS/400.
  • IBM frequently made improvements in this interface, and changed the name to reflect the new and improved reality.
    • This happened so often that people could get lost figuring out what is now the official name.
    • Before Client Access there was PC whatever Support.
    • After Client Access there was iSeries Access.
  • While this stuff may be relatively simple to use, when it is working correctly, figuring it out for installation and troubleshooting can be a nightmare. See Client Access Refresh

Silent Install

If the decision is made to send them a copy of System i Access to install on their PC's, see the links for creating a tailored image and performing a silent install.

This will allow you set up an installation which only includes the components which /you/ want them to install, and simplifies the installation on their end.

V5R4: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/rzaij/rzaijmulti.htm

V6R1: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v6r1m0/topic/rzaij/rzaijprepinstlimg.htm

V7R1: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v7r1m0/topic/rzaij/rzaijprepinstlimg.htm

V7R2: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzaij/rzaijprepinstlimg.htm?lang=en

Install IBM i Access for Mac

Note: The instructions below will work only with a zip file. If you are using Safari you may need to change the preference settings to prevent it from automatically unzipping the file as part of the download.


Open up Mac's Terminal app using Cmd+Space and then type "Terminal"

cd into where the zip file now exists:

cd ~/Downloads

Use unzip to get the zip file contents into the /Applications folder:

unzip IBMiAccessT_v1r1.zip -d "/Applications/IBM i Access Client Solutions.app"

cd into the following folder where acs_mac_app.zip now exists:

cd /Applications/IBM\ i\ Access\ Client\ Solutions.app/Mac_Application

Now unzip the acs_mac_app.zip file into /Applications which will add content to /Applications/IBM i Access Client Solutions.app

unzip acs_mac_app.zip -d /Applications

You should now have "IBM i Access Client Solutions" with an icon in the /Applications folder, as shown below. Double click to start or do Cmd+Spacebar to open Spotlight and type "ibm" to locate it, as shown below.

Osx-ca-1.png

Osx-ca-2.png

(Thanks to Aaron Bartell for the info)


Operation

Current versions of OS/X default to "owning" the function keys. In order to use the F keys normally with the emulator you may need to make two additional changes.

  1. Open System Preferences and select the Keyboard option. Make sure that "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys" is selected on the Keyboard tab.
  2. Select the Shortcuts tab and make sure that "Show Desktop" and "Show Dashboard" are either deselected or assigned to keys other than F11 and F12. You can remap them to Command + the F key if you wish.

External links

Categories