Product brief: HP 9000 Servers and Workstations - product numbers J2722BA and J2732BA
- Emulates 3278 terminals and 3287 printers
- Provides full color 3179G Motif X-Windows emulation
- Enables access to TSO, CMS, CICSr, and GDDM applications
- Allows up to 10 sessions with hot-key capability, per monitor
- Supports both 8-bit and 16-bit character data streams
- Provides PC3270 interactive file transfers
- Supports NetView 3270 User Alerts
- Provides HLLAPI for automatic data transfer operations
HP-UX SNAplus2 3270/3179G is a member of the next-generation SNAplus2 Release 5 family of products, providing interactive communications between an HP 9000 server or workstation and an
IBM-compatible mainframe or a peer system using systems network architecture (SNA) 3270 protocols and handling both 8-bit and 16-bit data streams. HP terminals, monitors, and printers on the HP
9000 running SNAplus2 3270/3179G can emulate the functions of IBM 3278 terminals and 3287 printers, protecting customers' investments in existing applications. In addition, it enables Motif
X-Window terminals connected to the HP 9000 system to emulate IBM 3179G/3192G color graphics display stations.
The SNAplus2 3270/3179G product also provides additional functionality beyond emulation to include features such as file transfer, high-level language application programming interface (HLLAPI),
Motif graphical user interface, a character-oriented Windowsr user interface, and multiple session support.
The HP-UX SNAplus2 3270/3179G can be configured in either standalone or client/server mode. The standalone configuration provides access to IBM mainframes or peer systems for a single HP-UX
computer that has its own HP-UX SNAplus2 Link. The client/server configuration permits access to the IBM system from multiple HP-UX systems on an Ethernet, Token Ring, or FDDI LAN. These computers
generally use a single HP 9000 computer with HP-UX SNAplusLink as a gateway to access the IBM system.
The HP-UX SNAplus2 Link provides the major features of an IBM 3174 and 3274 cluster control unit and the lower four levels of SNA. Physical Unit (PU) Type 2 and Type 2.1 (PU 2, PU 2.1) are
emulated; Logical Unit (LU) Types 0, 1, 2, 3, and 6.2 (LU 0, LU 1, LU 2, LU 3, and LU 6.2) are supported. When used with HP-UX SNAplus2 Link, SNAplus2 3270/3179G allows access to 3270 and graphical
data display manager (GDDM) applications on the mainframe, such as TSO, CMS, and CICS.
When used with HP-UX SNAplus2 Link, SNAplus2 3270/3179G emulates a 3174 or 3274 cluster controller and 3287 Model 2, 3, 4, 5, and 3179G Model G1 or G2 displays or 3287 Model printers. Some of the
functionality of SNAplus2 3270/3179G includes:
- All printers and terminals supported by HP 9000 servers and
workstations running HP-UX are supported by SNAplus2 3270/3179G. (See Technical Reference Guide, HP Vectra PCs, Monitors, andTerminals for specific terminals.)
- Local screen print, screen logging to disk, 3287 printer output redirection to printer, file, or user program.
- IND$FILE for file transfer to CICS, VM/CMS, or MVS/TSO.
- APVUFILE for file transfer to CICS, VM/CMS, or MVS/TSO on IBM hosts in Asian language environments.
- HLLAPI allows C language appli- cation programs to be written to communicate with the IBM system.
- Allows HP 9000 system monitors, terminals, and printers to emulate the major features of IBM 3278 terminals and 3287 printers. Terminal access can be through the standard HP-UX supported options
(asynchronous or bit-mapped display) or through PCs running 3270 terminal emulators. Access can also be through work- stations' X-Windows environments using the SNAplus2 3270/3179G Motif graphical
- APL and Alphanumeric character sets are supported by the 3179G capabilities of this product.
- PC3270 file transfer enables inter- active file transfers of 8-bit and 16-bit data streams on the HP 9000 to/from IBM systems running TSO, CICS, or VM/CMS.
- In addition to English (8-bit) data streams, SNAplus2 3270/3179G provides Native Language Support (NLS), which handles IBM's Double Byte (16-bit) Character Set (DBCS) data. Supported Asian
- Big 5
- Supports ISO 8859.1 for Western European Languages and ISO 8859.8 for Hebrew.
- Up to 10 sessions and hot-key capability through windows environments enable the user to control multiple host sessions on the same monitor.
- Customized session window titles features allow each active 3270/ 3179G session to have a different window title for easy identification.
- Escape to UNIX shell provides terminal users with the abilityto access other HP-UX programs while maintaining the 3270 session in the background.
- Supports IBM's response time monitor (RTM), allowing users to display statistics on how quickly the IBM host is responding to requests for data.
- Supports NetView 3270 User Alerts for communicating with the host operator.
- HLLAPI provides a programmable interface for automating batch data transfer operations and repetitive tasks, such as automating startup of host 3270 or 3179G applications.
- Highlight attributes: normal, intense, blinking (non-Motif only), reverse video, and underscore.
- Keyboard remapping with view, swap, and disable key assignments.
- International language support for variants of EBCDIC.
- Background operation of the ASCII version of the 3270 emulation program enables host printing, HLLAPI applications, and command-line file transfers.
- Type-ahead of keystrokes that will be required after the host has responded.
- Keystroke record and replay to start up host application, logon, or perform any standard initialization.
- Pull-down menus for file operations (open, create, save), session customization (color, printing), and session control.
Features not supported
- For the 3278 Model 2, 3, 4, and 5 displays: test key; extended attributes: multiple partition, encryption.
- For the 3287 Model 1 printer: PA1, PA2.
- For Motif: blinking characters.
- The following major features of an IBM 3179G color display station are not implemented:
- Attached plotter
- Fields or characters with the blinking attribute
- Operator selection of the following:
- Alternate alpha and graphic cursor type;
- Graphic/alpha cursor select using +Cr key;
- Cursor blink, numeric lock, and audible alarm volume
- Alpha cursor movement using a mouse
- Accelerated or diagonal cursor movement
- Cursor position display
- Keyboard entry assist
- Cancel screen copy in progress
- Basic assurance test
- Offline test
- Attribute/null display test
- Underpaint background mix
- Character stroke precision, character shear, and rotated or slanted text
Customer installation responsibility
Installation of these products requires knowledge in several overlapping areas. The staff engineer responsible for this task must have strong knowledge of (or have direct contact with staff with
strong knowledge of) SNA networks, application environments, and HP-UX system administration.
Installation requires basic SNA knowledge. This includes knowledge of interface nodes, network routers, NAUs, PUs, LUs, link types, and IBM hardware and software. The installer must understand why
the SNAplus2 products are being installed, how the users are going to use SNAplus2, and how SNAplus2 fits into the network solution.
Installation of SNAplus2 requires a thorough user-level knowledge of HP-UX commands. In addition, the installer must be familiar with:
- Running SD commands on an HP-UX system
- Running SAM (in order to add users)
- The HP-UX file system
- Running LAN and PSI diagnostics on an HP-UX system
- HP-UX kernel configuration
Customers who cannot compose a team with this skill set should purchase HP Installation and Network Startup services.
Additional implementation assistance
For implementation needs that go beyond installation, the customer can either provide self-support or purchase additional services from HP. These services include Network Startup and HP
ConsultLine. In addition, the customer can also purchase service from HP on a time-and-materials basis.
Network Startup includes implementation scheduling and coordination assistance, network configuration and verification testing, and network documentation.