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HIS 2010 communication between two Windows Servers RRS feed

  • Question

  • Greetings,

    We have downloaded the developer edition of HIS 2010. Our goal is to test a simple CPI-C SNA application to communicate between two HIS 2010 configured on Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition R2 (64bit).

    Scenario of Testing:

    Windows Server 1 - HIS 2010 -> Execute CPI-C application to send a message string.

    Windows Server 2 - HIS 2010 -> CPI-C application to receive the message string from Server 1.

    Previously, we have configured and tested successfully on HIS 2006 by using Data Link Control 802.2 (DLC) Link Service. But this DLC 802.2 link service is removed from HIS 2010. 

    We would like to know how can we achieve the testing on communicating between two HIS 2010 running on Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit).

    Any help is very much appreciated.


    Viknes Raj

    Friday, September 20, 2013 3:07 AM

Answers

  • IBM Enterprise Extender is software that runs on IBM z/OS mainframes and IBM iSeries (AS/400) systems. In addition, many vendors including Microsoft (with HIS Server) implement products that integrate with IBM Enterprise Extender. The following is a link that provides a basic overview of Enterprise Extender:

    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/zos/basics/topic/com.ibm.zos.znetwork/znetwork_239.htm

    If you search on "IBM Enterprise Extender", you will get many links for more details.

    Basically, the IP-DLC link service that has been included with HIS Server since the HIS 2004 release is the main replacement for the 802.2 DLC link service for connecting to IBM host systems. IBM has been moving away from DLC support in many products and moving customers toward APPN and Enterprise Extender.

    Thanks...


    Stephen Jackson - MSFT

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013 1:45 PM

All replies

  • Greetings,

    Please help to advice....is it possible to perform the described testing scenario?

    Thanks and Regards,


    Viknes Raj

    Monday, September 23, 2013 2:10 AM
  • If you have Enterprise Extender in your network for use with the IP-DLC link service, you should be able to use the IP-DLC link service on each system to enable peer-to-peer communication through a Network Node Server (NNS).

    If this is not available in your environment, you could test the CPI-C application on a single HIS 2010 Server using 2 Local APPC LUs for the application LUs. I've done this on multiple HIS Server versions over the years. The following is an old article that describes this type of setup when using the APING/APINGD CPI-C samples.

    118381 Making and Running APING/APINGD Samples
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/118381/EN-US

    Thanks...


    Stephen Jackson - MSFT

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:44 PM
  • Hi Stephen,

    Thanks for your advice.

    We have tested the CPI-C application on a single HIS 2010 and it works.

    I do  not quite understand on the Enterprise Extender part. Is it a Hardware or Software? If its software based, can it be installed on Windows platform?

    Thanks and Regards,




    Viknes Raj

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013 1:38 AM
  • IBM Enterprise Extender is software that runs on IBM z/OS mainframes and IBM iSeries (AS/400) systems. In addition, many vendors including Microsoft (with HIS Server) implement products that integrate with IBM Enterprise Extender. The following is a link that provides a basic overview of Enterprise Extender:

    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/zos/basics/topic/com.ibm.zos.znetwork/znetwork_239.htm

    If you search on "IBM Enterprise Extender", you will get many links for more details.

    Basically, the IP-DLC link service that has been included with HIS Server since the HIS 2004 release is the main replacement for the 802.2 DLC link service for connecting to IBM host systems. IBM has been moving away from DLC support in many products and moving customers toward APPN and Enterprise Extender.

    Thanks...


    Stephen Jackson - MSFT

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013 1:45 PM