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Configuring a session to connect to the Redirector

  1. Click Add Sessions at the bottom of the Z and I Emulator for Web window.

  2. Right-click the icon for the type of session you want to add.

  3. Click Copy.

  4. Type the Destination Address for this session. This is the host name or IP address of the Z and I Emulator for Web server on which the Redirector is running.

  5. Type the Destination Port for this session. The port number should be the same as the Local Port number defined in the Redirector for the host you are connecting to. Each host configured in the Redirector has a different port number. The default for 3270, 5250 and VT connections is 23. The default for CICS connections is 2006.

  6. Select a secure protocol (TLS or SSL) on the Connection window if necessary. If you select a secure protocol, make sure the Redirector has enabled client-side security for this connection.

  7. Click OK.

  8. Click Close to close the Add Sessions window.

  9. Double-click the session icon to start the session.

Session configuration example

In this example, a host connection is added to the Redirector running on a Z and I Emulator for Web server with the host name ziewebserver:

Destination Address
Destination Port
23 (default)
Local Port
12173 (assigned when you add a host connection)
Client-side (for secure sessions)

Your session configuration will then use these values:

Destination Address
ziewebserver (the host name of the server in which the redirector service is running).
Destination Port
12173 (Local Port number assigned above)

Related topics

  • Redirector overview
  • Adding a host to the Redirector
  • Setting up Redirector with TLS or SSL
  • Redirector Troubleshooting Checklist