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Let's look at some emulator options that will help you expand your horizons with other OSes.

 

When I first started working with the AS/400, we supported two means of providing green-screen access to the server using SNA over Twinax: dumb terminals and PC Support with an emulator card. The fun of dealing with controllers, ports, switches, line terminators, and emulator cards is now a thing of the past for the most part, thanks to TCP/IP. With standardized network communications, you can easily provide IBM i green-screen access to practically all of the operating systems on your network.

 

A lot has changed since the days of SNA, although I do miss the capabilities of the Twinax printers. And we still have a trusty Twinax terminal as the backup terminal in case we ever have TCP/IP issues, but other than that, the Twinax lines have been removed and the clients are now using TCP/IP to access the IBM i.

 

This article will introduce you to IBM System i Access emulator alternatives and the operating systems that they can run on. This is the first article in a series that will describe some of the options that I am currently using. The following articles will provide comprehensive details on configuring and installing these 5250 emulators on different operating systems.

 

I've had the opportunity to use multiple operating systems on my desktop throughout my career. I used UNIX at college. I used the VAX system while employed at Digital Equipment Corporation. But the primary desktop operating system that I have used for development since I have worked on the IBM i has always been the Microsoft Windows operating system...until recently. Now my primary desktop operating system is Linux.

 

As you start integrating your RPG applications with other operating systems, you start expanding your expertise and want more flexibility to access your IBM i on those operating systems. This article will go over some of the applications that I use and invite an open discussion on other alternatives that you may be using.

 

Microsoft Windows

I'm sure most of you are familiar with the IBM iSeries Access 5250 emulator. Sam Lennon recently wrote an excellent series of articles for MC Press Online about different ways to "Soup Up iSeries Access" (Part I, Part II, and Part III), and I recommend that you read that series to discover some of the options you may not have known existed.

 

I'll discuss several alternatives to the IBM iSeries Access emulator, and every one of those alternatives provides a Windows version of the software, so I'll focus my discussion of the details on a potentially less-familiar operating system.

Linux

As your RPG applications begin to reach beyond the IBM i, you'll start to learn about different technologies and ways to integrate them with your programs. And what better way to start experimenting with different technologies than Linux? You can download and install on your Linux system a lot of the technologies that are available for the IBM i.

 

You can dig in as far as you want to (and it's free) without having to worry that your learning curve will take longer than the 30-day trial period and without investing your efforts into program development and then obligating your talents to a technology that you cannot afford to support.

 

Being an RPG programmer, you will probably want to get a 5250 emulator on your Linux system as soon as possible. You could use Telnet, but that would be cumbersome and would not present your user interface in a manner that would represent your target audience.

 

Another possibility would be to install Linux and Windows as options for a dual boot on your computer. But once you start using Linux on a regular basis, you may find this an undesirable option to support for the sole purpose of 5250 emulation. You can also install a live version of Linux that you can run directly from a CD or USB storage medium if you want to try it without installing it on your hard drive.

 

IBM System i Access for Linux

 

IBM provides a Linux version of IBM System i Access that is available from IBM's Web site. You can download an RPM file that includes a 5250 emulator and the ODBC driver to access a DB2 database. There is an RPM available for 64-bit platforms, but at the time this article is being published, it only contains the ODBC driver.

 

If you are new to Linux or intend to start using Linux in the near future, then the next article will be a great reference for you because I'll be going into the details of installing the 5250 emulators. So don't worry if you don't understand what I'm saying here about the installation details. An RPM file is a file format that is used for software package management to automate software installations and removal.

 

tn5250

 

tn5250 is the first working 5250 emulator that I used on Linux, and I still use it today. tn5250 runs on Windows and any Linux or UNIX operating system. This application is easy to install and includes freely available technical support via its mailing list. I posted questions, and we started diving right into source code and call stacks. The mailing list helped out with the simpler questions too.

 

You can download tn5250 from the SourceForge Web site.

 

Macintosh

 

One of my recent jobs included providing information to the Internet, which involves other departments to harvest the data. One of these departments is Graphic Design, which notoriously consists of Macintosh users. The idea of putting a Windows computer in a room full of Macintosh advocates for the sole purpose of accessing the IBM i was not an appealing option, so we wanted to provide the capability to access the IBM i using the company's existing machines.

 

MochaSoft tn5250

 

MochaSoft provides a 5250 emulator that you can easily install on Macintosh computers. The technical support is great, and the cost is minimal. At the time that we purchased the software, it was $25 per license.

 

MochaSoft also provides emulators for Linux, Palm, Nokia 9300/9500, Windows Mobile, Active X Components, Windows, and DOS.

 

You can download the 30-day trial version from Mochasoft's Web site.

 

tn5250j

 

tn5250j is a 5250 emulator that evolved from the tn5250 open-source project. tn5250j is a rewrite of the tn5250 in Java, so you can run it on any operating system that supports Java. This software provides the usual 5250 emulator as well as some additional GUI options.

 

You can download tn5250j from the SourceForge Web site.

Other Alternatives

This article is intended to introduce the software emulators that are available, but there are also other options to provide green-screen support to your users.

 

If you wish to give your users emulator sessions that provide virus protection at minimal cost, you could consider using TCP/IP thin clients. Some of the thin clients that I have installed support multiple emulator sessions, printer sessions, Web browsers, and Java runtime environments--without the hard drive,  thereby preventing users from installing additional software and getting viruses.

 

IBM also provides browser-based access to the System i with System i Access for the Web.

 

Breadth of Information

 

This article is intended as an introduction to some of the options that are available. There are a lot of options out there to choose from. I've covered only some of the emulators that I've used, so feel free to share your experiences in the forum.

 

In the next article, I'll provide detailed installation and configuration instructions for the Linux alternatives that will address some of the most commonly needed features.

 

Expanding Your Possibilities

 

When you begin integrating the IBM i with other operating systems, it can seem like a lot at first. But, when you have a few solid leads that give you the familiar green-screen as the results, you'll become exposed to the fun new features that you can play around with. Hopefully, this article has encouraged you to take your first steps into expanding your options with other operating systems.

 

Thomas Snyder

Thomas Snyder has a diverse spectrum of programming experience encompassing IBM technologies, open source, Apple, and Microsoft and using these technologies with applications on the server, on the web, or on mobile devices.

Tom has more than 20 years' experience as a software developer in various environments, primarily in RPG, Java, C#, and PHP. He holds certifications in Java from Sun and PHP from Zend. Prior to software development, Tom worked as a hardware engineer at Intel. He is a proud United States Naval Veteran Submariner who served aboard the USS Whale SSN638 submarine.

Tom is the bestselling author of Advanced, Integrated RPG, which covers the latest programming techniques for RPG ILE and Java to use open-source technologies. His latest book, co-written with Vedish Shah, is Extract, Transform, and Load with SQL Server Integration Services.

Originally from and currently residing in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Tom is currently involved in a mobile application startup company, JoltRabbit LLC.


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Let's look at some emulator options that will help you expand your horizons with other OSes.

 

When I first started working with the AS/400, we supported two means of providing green-screen access to the server using SNA over Twinax: dumb terminals and PC Support with an emulator card. The fun of dealing with controllers, ports, switches, line terminators, and emulator cards is now a thing of the past for the most part, thanks to TCP/IP. With standardized network communications, you can easily provide IBM i green-screen access to practically all of the operating systems on your network.

 

A lot has changed since the days of SNA, although I do miss the capabilities of the Twinax printers. And we still have a trusty Twinax terminal as the backup terminal in case we ever have TCP/IP issues, but other than that, the Twinax lines have been removed and the clients are now using TCP/IP to access the IBM i.

 

This article will introduce you to IBM System i Access emulator alternatives and the operating systems that they can run on. This is the first article in a series that will describe some of the options that I am currently using. The following articles will provide comprehensive details on configuring and installing these 5250 emulators on different operating systems.

 

I've had the opportunity to use multiple operating systems on my desktop throughout my career. I used UNIX at college. I used the VAX system while employed at Digital Equipment Corporation. But the primary desktop operating system that I have used for development since I have worked on the IBM i has always been the Microsoft Windows operating system...until recently. Now my primary desktop operating system is Linux.

 

As you start integrating your RPG applications with other operating systems, you start expanding your expertise and want more flexibility to access your IBM i on those operating systems. This article will go over some of the applications that I use and invite an open discussion on other alternatives that you may be using.

 

Microsoft Windows

I'm sure most of you are familiar with the IBM iSeries Access 5250 emulator. Sam Lennon recently wrote an excellent series of articles for MC Press Online about different ways to "Soup Up iSeries Access" (Part I, Part II, and Part III), and I recommend that you read that series to discover some of the options you may not have known existed.

 

I'll discuss several alternatives to the IBM iSeries Access emulator, and every one of those alternatives provides a Windows version of the software, so I'll focus my discussion of the details on a potentially less-familiar operating system.

Linux

As your RPG applications begin to reach beyond the IBM i, you'll start to learn about different technologies and ways to integrate them with your programs. And what better way to start experimenting with different technologies than Linux? You can download and install on your Linux system a lot of the technologies that are available for the IBM i.

 

You can dig in as far as you want to (and it's free) without having to worry that your learning curve will take longer than the 30-day trial period and without investing your efforts into program development and then obligating your talents to a technology that you cannot afford to support.

 

Being an RPG programmer, you will probably want to get a 5250 emulator on your Linux system as soon as possible. You could use Telnet, but that would be cumbersome and would not present your user interface in a manner that would represent your target audience.

 

Another possibility would be to install Linux and Windows as options for a dual boot on your computer. But once you start using Linux on a regular basis, you may find this an undesirable option to support for the sole purpose of 5250 emulation. You can also install a live version of Linux that you can run directly from a CD or USB storage medium if you want to try it without installing it on your hard drive.

 

IBM System i Access for Linux

 

IBM provides a Linux version of IBM System i Access that is available from IBM's Web site. You can download an RPM file that includes a 5250 emulator and the ODBC driver to access a DB2 database. There is an RPM available for 64-bit platforms, but at the time this article is being published, it only contains the ODBC driver.

 

If you are new to Linux or intend to start using Linux in the near future, then the next article will be a great reference for you because I'll be going into the details of installing the 5250 emulators. So don't worry if you don't understand what I'm saying here about the installation details. An RPM file is a file format that is used for software package management to automate software installations and removal.

 

tn5250

 

tn5250 is the first working 5250 emulator that I used on Linux, and I still use it today. tn5250 runs on Windows and any Linux or UNIX operating system. This application is easy to install and includes freely available technical support via its mailing list. I posted questions, and we started diving right into source code and call stacks. The mailing list helped out with the simpler questions too.

 

You can download tn5250 from the SourceForge Web site.

 

Macintosh

 

One of my recent jobs included providing information to the Internet, which involves other departments to harvest the data. One of these departments is Graphic Design, which notoriously consists of Macintosh users. The idea of putting a Windows computer in a room full of Macintosh advocates for the sole purpose of accessing the IBM i was not an appealing option, so we wanted to provide the capability to access the IBM i using the company's existing machines.

 

MochaSoft tn5250

 

MochaSoft provides a 5250 emulator that you can easily install on Macintosh computers. The technical support is great, and the cost is minimal. At the time that we purchased the software, it was $25 per license.

 

MochaSoft also provides emulators for Linux, Palm, Nokia 9300/9500, Windows Mobile, Active X Components, Windows, and DOS.

 

You can download the 30-day trial version from Mochasoft's Web site.

 

tn5250j

 

tn5250j is a 5250 emulator that evolved from the tn5250 open-source project. tn5250j is a rewrite of the tn5250 in Java, so you can run it on any operating system that supports Java. This software provides the usual 5250 emulator as well as some additional GUI options.

 

You can download tn5250j from the SourceForge Web site.

Other Alternatives

This article is intended to introduce the software emulators that are available, but there are also other options to provide green-screen support to your users.

 

If you wish to give your users emulator sessions that provide virus protection at minimal cost, you could consider using TCP/IP thin clients. Some of the thin clients that I have installed support multiple emulator sessions, printer sessions, Web browsers, and Java runtime environments--without the hard drive,  thereby preventing users from installing additional software and getting viruses.

 

IBM also provides browser-based access to the System i with System i Access for the Web.

 

Breadth of Information

 

This article is intended as an introduction to some of the options that are available. There are a lot of options out there to choose from. I've covered only some of the emulators that I've used, so feel free to share your experiences in the forum.

 

In the next article, I'll provide detailed installation and configuration instructions for the Linux alternatives that will address some of the most commonly needed features.

 

Expanding Your Possibilities

 

When you begin integrating the IBM i with other operating systems, it can seem like a lot at first. But, when you have a few solid leads that give you the familiar green-screen as the results, you'll become exposed to the fun new features that you can play around with. Hopefully, this article has encouraged you to take your first steps into expanding your options with other operating systems.

 

Thomas Snyder

Thomas Snyder has a diverse spectrum of programming experience encompassing IBM technologies, open source, Apple, and Microsoft and using these technologies with applications on the server, on the web, or on mobile devices.

Tom has more than 20 years' experience as a software developer in various environments, primarily in RPG, Java, C#, and PHP. He holds certifications in Java from Sun and PHP from Zend. Prior to software development, Tom worked as a hardware engineer at Intel. He is a proud United States Naval Veteran Submariner who served aboard the USS Whale SSN638 submarine.

Tom is the bestselling author of Advanced, Integrated RPG, which covers the latest programming techniques for RPG ILE and Java to use open-source technologies. His latest book, co-written with Vedish Shah, is Extract, Transform, and Load with SQL Server Integration Services.

Originally from and currently residing in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Tom is currently involved in a mobile application startup company, JoltRabbit LLC.


MC Press books written by Thomas Snyder available now on the MC Press Bookstore.

Advanced, Integrated RPG Advanced, Integrated RPG
See how to take advantage of the latest technologies from within existing RPG applications.
List Price $79.95

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    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericMany business still depend on RPG for their daily business processes and report generation.Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop re-keying data between IBM i and other applications? Or if you could stop replicating data and start processing orders faster? Or what if you could automatically extract data from existing reports instead of re-keying? It’s all possible. Watch this webinar to learn about:

    • The data dilemma
    • 3 ways to stop re-keying data
    • Data automation in practice

    Plus, see how HelpSystems data automation software will help you stop re-keying data.

     

  • The Top Five RPG Open Access Myths....BUSTED!

    SB_Profound_WC_GenericWhen it comes to IBM Rational Open Access: RPG Edition, there are still many misconceptions - especially where application modernization is concerned!

    In this Webinar, we'll address some of the biggest myths about RPG Open Access, including:

    • Modernizing with RPG OA requires significant changes to the source code
    • The RPG language is outdated and impractical for modernizing applications
    • Modernizing with RPG OA is the equivalent to "screen scraping"

     

  • Time to Remove the Paper from Your Desk and Become More Efficient

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericToo much paper is wasted. Attempts to locate documents in endless filing cabinets.And distributing documents is expensive and takes up far too much time.
    These are just three common reasons why it might be time for your company to implement a paperless document management system.
    Watch the webinar to learn more and discover how easy it can be to:

    • Capture
    • Manage
    • And distribute documents digitally

     

  • IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400

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    IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, cognitive systems, and everything in between

    Are there still companies that use AS400? Of course!

    IBM i was built on the same foundation.
    Watch this recorded webinar with IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will and IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington to gain a unique perspective on the direction of this platform, including:

    • IBM i development strategies in progress at IBM
    • Ways that Watson will shake hands with IBM i
    • Key takeaways from the AS/400 days

     

  • Ask the RDi Experts

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWatch this recording where Jim Buck, Susan Gantner, and Charlie Guarino answered your questions, including:

    • What are the “hidden gems” in RDi that can make me more productive?
    • What makes RDi Debug better than the STRDBG green screen debugger?
    • How can RDi help me find out if I’ve tested all lines of a program?
    • What’s the best way to transition from PDM to RDi?
    • How do I convince my long-term developers to use RDi?

    This is a unique, online opportunity to hear how you can get more out of RDi.

     

  • Node.js on IBM i Webinar Series Pt. 2: Setting Up Your Development Tools

    Profound Logic Software, Inc.Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application. In Part 2, Brian May teaches you the different tooling options available for writing code, debugging, and using Git for version control. Attend this webinar to learn:

    • Different tools to develop Node.js applications on IBM i
    • Debugging Node.js
    • The basics of Git and tools to help those new to it
    • Using NodeRun.com as a pre-built development environment

     

     

  • Inside the Integrated File System (IFS)

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericDuring this webinar, you’ll learn basic tips, helpful tools, and integrated file system commands—including WRKLNK—for managing your IFS directories and Access Client Solutions (ACS). We’ll answer your most pressing IFS questions, including:

    • What is stored inside my IFS directories?
    • How do I monitor the IFS?
    • How do I replicate the IFS or back it up?
    • How do I secure the IFS?

    Understanding what the integrated file system is and how to work with it must be a critical part of your systems management plans for IBM i.

     

  • Expert Tips for IBM i Security: Beyond the Basics

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

    Don't miss this chance to take your knowledge of IBM i security beyond the basics.

     

     

  • 5 IBM i Security Quick Wins

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn today’s threat landscape, upper management is laser-focused on cybersecurity. You need to make progress in securing your systems—and make it fast.
    There’s no shortage of actions you could take, but what tactics will actually deliver the results you need? And how can you find a security strategy that fits your budget and time constraints?
    Join top IBM i security expert Robin Tatam as he outlines the five fastest and most impactful changes you can make to strengthen IBM i security this year.
    Your system didn’t become unsecure overnight and you won’t be able to turn it around overnight either. But quick wins are possible with IBM i security, and Robin Tatam will show you how to achieve them.

  • How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i

    SB PowerTech WC GenericA growing number of compliance mandates require sensitive data to be encrypted. But what kind of encryption solution will satisfy an auditor and how can you implement encryption on IBM i? Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how to meet today’s most common encryption requirements on IBM i. You’ll also learn:

    • Why disk encryption isn’t enough
    • What sets strong encryption apart from other solutions
    • Important considerations before implementing encryption

     

     

  • Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!

    SB PowerTech WC GenericMalicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune. It’s critical to grasp the true impact malware can have on IBM i and the network that connects to it. Attend this webinar to gain a thorough understanding of the relationships between:

    • Viruses, native objects, and the integrated file system (IFS)
    • Power Systems and Windows-based viruses and malware
    • PC-based anti-virus scanning versus native IBM i scanning

    There are a number of ways you can minimize your exposure to viruses. IBM i security expert Sandi Moore explains the facts, including how to ensure you're fully protected and compliant with regulations such as PCI.

     

     

  • Fight Cyber Threats with IBM i Encryption

    SB PowerTech WC GenericCyber attacks often target mission-critical servers, and those attack strategies are constantly changing. To stay on top of these threats, your cybersecurity strategies must evolve, too. In this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

     

     

     

  • 10 Practical IBM i Security Tips for Surviving Covid-19 and Working From Home

    SB PowerTech WC GenericNow that many organizations have moved to a work from home model, security concerns have risen.

    During this session Carol Woodbury will discuss the issues that the world is currently seeing such as increased malware attacks and then provide practical actions you can take to both monitor and protect your IBM i during this challenging time.

     

  • How to Transfer IBM i Data to Microsoft Excel

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_Generic3 easy ways to get IBM i data into Excel every time
    There’s an easy, more reliable way to import your IBM i data to Excel? It’s called Sequel. During this webinar, our data access experts demonstrate how you can simplify the process of getting data from multiple sources—including Db2 for i—into Excel. Watch to learn how to:

    • Download your IBM i data to Excel in a single step
    • Deliver data to business users in Excel via email or a scheduled job
    • Access IBM i data directly using the Excel add-in in Sequel

    Make 2020 the year you finally see your data clearly, quickly, and securely. Start by giving business users the ability to access crucial business data from IBM i the way they want it—in Microsoft Excel.

     

     

  • HA Alternatives: MIMIX Is Not Your Only Option on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this recorded webinar, our experts introduce you to the new HA transition technology available with our Robot HA software. You’ll learn how to:

    • Transition your rules from MIMIX (if you’re happy with them)
    • Simplify your day-to-day activities around high availability
    • Gain back time in your work week
    • Make your CEO happy about reducing IT costs

    Don’t stick with a legacy high availability solution that makes you uncomfortable when transitioning to something better can be simple, safe, and cost-effective.

     

     

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  • Backup and Recovery on IBM i: Your Strategy for the Unexpected

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates the routine tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:
    - Simplified backup procedures
    - Easy data encryption
    - Save media management
    - Guided restoration
    - Seamless product integration
    Make sure your data survives when catastrophe hits. Try the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Manage IBM i Messages by Exception with Robot

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Managing messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events?
    Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated message management
    - Tailored notifications and automatic escalation
    - System-wide control of your IBM i partitions
    - Two-way system notifications from your mobile device
    - Seamless product integration
    Try the Robot Message Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Easiest Way to Save Money? Stop Printing IBM i Reports

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing.
    Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

    - Automated report distribution
    - View online without delay
    - Browser interface to make notes
    - Custom retention capabilities
    - Seamless product integration
    Rerun another report? Never again. Try the Robot Report Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Hassle-Free IBM i Operations around the Clock

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413For over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i.
    Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated batch, interactive, and cross-platform scheduling
    - Event-driven dependency processing
    - Centralized monitoring and reporting
    - Audit log and ready-to-use reports
    - Seamless product integration
    Scale your software, not your staff. Try the Robot Job Scheduling Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • ACO MONITOR Manages your IBM i 24/7 and Notifies You When Your IBM i Needs Assistance!

    SB DDL Systems 5429More than a paging system - ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.

    ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center efficiency.