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Balamurugan Shanmugam
Chief Programmer of HCL ZIE
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Balamurugan Shanmugam is the chief programmer of the HCL ZIE for Windows Product. He has around 8 years of experience in the Software Designing and Development spread across VC++, Win32, MFC and Networking products.
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Mainframes | June 5, 2020
Managed ZIEWin
Introduction Z and I Emulator for Windows (ZIEWin) is an emulator interface that connects to IBM System Z (Mainframes) and System I (AS/400) systems from a Windows system. In ZIEWin, the connection configuration details such as IP, TLS protocol, Host Codepage, font, and so on can be saved in a profile file. A profile can be used to open a session as in the saved configuration. Users can manage the profiles using Session Manager, where the user gets to create new sessions, open existing sessions within the local device ( a laptop or a PC). But, in this scenario a user can have profiles on a single machine only. This restriction is dismissed with new Managed ZIEWin feature introduced in ZIEWin version 1.1. Using Managed ZIEWin, users having different devices can work on different devices with the same set of profile files in "Online" mode. Managed ZIEWin is a solution where a ZIEWin user can store the profiles on a centralized server. User can access the centralized server by logging in using Session Manager Online utility from any device to retrieve the profiles. This centralized server is a ZIE Server that  can be installed by the Administrator. ZIEWin client needs to be configured to a ZIE Server to store user profiles in a user- dedicated space on the server. Once the ZIE Server is configured, user can log in and open Session Manager Online; any creation or modification of profiles from here is directly saved on the ZIE Server. Managed ZIEWin also provides additional features like "Create User", "Upload\Download Profiles", and "Profile Migration". Now, let us understand how to setup a Managed ZIEWin. Setting up Managed ZIEWin To setup a Managed ZIEWin client at the user end, the administrator must install ZIE Server and provide IP address and port of...
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