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Mainframes | March 4, 2021
Five Reasons to Adapt HCL ZAO V2.1 for Your IBM Z Platform
Mission-critical enterprise applications are running on z Systems/Mainframe platforms. Uncommonly versatile, secure, and high-performing z stage has advanced with decades of enhancements. About 80 per cent of the world's corporate data resides or originates on mainframes. The IBM Z platform is commonly used in a variety of industries, including: 44 out of the top 50 worldwide banks The top 10 insurance organizations 18 of the top 25 retailers We can understand by above stats how crucial is Z platform for the enterprise business. But with that also comes an array of Complex architecture and software assets spread across the enterprises. A business must know what software inventory and its usage. Without this information, these companies are more than likely paying for seldom-used, unused or obsolete software. This is where the HCL Z Asset Optimizer (HCL ZAO) comes into the picture, specifically designed for IBM System Z mainframe customers to manage software asset inventory, their usage and license information in one integrated solution. Check out five reasons to adapt HCL ZAO to keep your z platform scalable and high performing: Monitor Application usage & ensure productivity Without any insights into the application usage risks, organizations of not having enough active software licenses. If all the available licenses are already used, they will experience significant downtime as their other employees cannot use of the software. You can recognize and report usage of more than 15,000+ mainframe software products and features, as well as in-house application programs written in COBOL, PL/I, Assembler, C/C++ and JAVA with ZAO. Reduce software license costs By monitoring employees’ application usage, an organization can make data-informed decisions regarding the need to purchase new licenses and withdraw underutilized software. ZAO provides a snapshot of all the z/OS software products installed on a z/OS platform. It scans the DASD of...
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Mainframes | February 3, 2021
Using Code Base to set a Custom Location
This blog describes how to set the custom location, if Custom HTML pages from locations other than the ZIEWeb publish directory are used. STEPS : Create a new folder (like Customfolder). Launch the Deployment Wizard. Go to Advanced Options and select Code base. Specify the URL in the Code base field (Example: http://localhost/zie1). Here, zie1 is the ZIEWeb publish directory Alias. 5. Select the newly created Custom location in the Directory field. 6. Create the HTML page. 7. Create the Alias for Custom folder in the webserver config page. Here, the custom folder Alias is added to httpd.conf file using the Apache WebServer. 8. Access the Custom HTML page in the browser. Here, customzie is the Custom folder Alias. 9. Launch the HTML page.  
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Mainframes | January 22, 2021
Installing Z and I Emulator for Web
Z and I Emulator for Web (‘ZIEWeb’ or ‘ZIE for Web’) is a browser-based multi-platform application that is designed to be compatible with a wide range of browsers and operating systems. The product is tested with all the available versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, and other browsers to ensure that Users continue to have reliable access to host systems with benefits of browser-based technology. Salient features of ZIE for Web: Multi-platform browser-based emulator API Support Support for IBM system Z and I Language support English and Japanese Transport Layer Security(TLS) Installing ZIE for Web ZIE for Web can be installed on all the supported platforms using Installation Manager. Select File > Preferences. 2. Select Repositories in the left panel. This option shows all the available repositories that have been added to the Installation Manager. 3. If HCL ZIE for Web is not listed, then Select the Add Repository button on the right side. 4. Click Browse and navigate to the location of the extracted HCL ZIE WEB path and select the diskTag.inf file present in disk1 folder. 5. Click OK, to add the new repository location to the list. 6. Click Test Connections to ensure that the Repository URL is available. 7. From the Home page of the Installation Manager, click Install. The Installation Manager searches the defined repositories for available packages. 8. Select the ‘Z and I Emulator for Web’ package. Click Next. 9. Read the license agreements. If you agree to the terms of the license agreement, select the checkbox against ‘I accept the terms of the license agreement’, and then click Next to continue. 10. Select the required architecture and click on Next. 11. Select the languages that you want to install. The default language is English. Click Next. 12. Review your selection and provide the...
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Mainframes | November 19, 2020
Z Asset Optimizer v2.1: optimise z/OS software asset without complications
We are delighted to share the news that HCL Z Asset Optimizer (ZAO) V2.1 is finally available!! It is a marketing leading solution for discovering and monitoring software assets on IBM z/OS mainframe systems.
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Mainframes | November 19, 2020
INTRODUCING HCL Z ABEND INVESTIGATOR
HCL Software is pleased to introduce Z abend Investigator. This blog talks about how ZAI provides precise real-time problem analysis to help developers swiftly recover failed applications.
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Mainframes | October 14, 2020
HCL ZIE for Web Hardware and Software Pre-requisites
HCL Z and I Emulator for Web provides secure host access to Users in intranet-based and extranet-based environments. Z and I Emulator for Web is installed on a Web server, simplifying administrative management and deployment, and the Z and I Emulator for Web applet or application is downloaded to the client browser or workstation, providing user connectivity to critical host applications and data.   1.1. System Requirements This document provides the system requirements for Z and I Emulator for Web, version 1.0. Higher maintenance levels, such as fix packs and service packs, may be supported as they become available. 1.2. Supported Environments Client Environment Details Client Operating System/Architecture Client Java Java Version Java Architecture Browser Version Browser Architecture Client Type Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6 - 64-bit Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8_221_11 32-bit 74 Mozilla FireFox 32-bit Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP) Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6 - 64-bit Open Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8.0_242 64-bit 75 Mozilla FireFox 64-bit Launcher Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6 - 64-bit Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8_221_11 32-bit 74 Mozilla FireFox 32-bit Launcher Ubuntu 18.0.4 - 64-bit Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8_221_11 32-bit 74 Mozilla FireFox 32-bit Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP) Ubuntu 18.0.4 - 64-bit Open Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8.0_242 64-bit 75 Mozilla FireFox 64-bit Launcher Ubuntu 18.0.4 - 64-bit Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8_221_11 32-bit 74 Mozilla FireFox 32-bit Launcher Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.10 - 64-bit Open Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8.0_242 64-bit 60.3 Mozilla FireFox 64-bit Launcher Windows 10 - 64-bit Open Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8.0_242 64-bit 44.18362 Edge 64-bit Launcher Windows 10 - 64-bit Open Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8.0_242 64-bit 75 Mozilla FireFox 64-bit Launcher Windows 10 - 64-bit Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8_221_11 64-bit 80 Chrome 64-bit Launcher Windows 10 - 64-bit...
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