Welcome to the Z and I Emulator for Web Deployment Wizard
The Z and I Emulator for Web Deployment Wizard guides you through the steps
required for creating an HTML page to which users can connect
to launch a Z and I Emulator for Web client session.
The Deployment Wizard has a quick and easy interface to help you configure
the many available features of the Z and I Emulator for Web client.
Copying HTML files
You can create a new HTML file that is like an existing one
by editing the existing file, making changes if you wish, and saving the new HTML file as a different file name.
You can specify the new file name on the File Name and Output Format window of the Deployment Wizard.
When you follow these steps, the original file does not change. Your new HTML file name will be the
value you specify in the File Name field, and the file will be identical to the one you chose to edit, with
any added changes you might have made.
Properties button (Help files)
If you installed the Deployment Wizard separately,
rather than as part of the installation of the Z and I Emulator for Web server,
then the help files were not installed with the Deployment Wizard.
Use the Properties button on the Welcome page of the separately installed Deployment Wizard
to specify the location of the Z and I Emulator for Web server.
Otherwise, the separately installed
Deployment Wizard does not display help.
Before asking you for session information, the Deployment Wizard prompts you to select which configuration model you want to use.
For example, if you select the HTML-based model, you define all session information using the Deployment Wizard, and this
session information is stored in the HTML file itself. If you select the Combined or Configuration Server-based models, you define your
session information in the Z and I Emulator for Web Configuration Server using the
See Disabling functions for
The following is a list of some of the many features that you can configure using the Deployment Wizard:
- Preloads. Z and I Emulator for Web runs as an applet and must download code to the users' machines. By default, the
Z and I Emulator for Web client downloads all of the components, but you may reduce the download size by removing
those components that are not needed. Refer to Preload Options for more information.
- Web page appearance (custom HTML templates). You can easily set up a template that
the Deployment Wizard will use to generate your
HTML pages. This feature makes it easy to add your own background, banners, etc.
- Client Java level. Clients running Java 2-enabled browsers
will need somewhat different HTML pages than those running Java 1-enabled browsers. In the Deployment Wizard, you can select
Java 1, Java 2, or Auto-detect.
- Location of the Z and I Emulator for Web install (code base). Usually, Deployment Wizard files are placed in the Z and I Emulator for Web
server's publish directory. However, sometimes it may be useful to put these files in a location that is independent of the
Z and I Emulator for Web server so that they can be granted different security controls or make Z and I Emulator for Web server
upgrades easier, for example.
- Locale options. The Z and I Emulator for Web applet will automatically display client desktop and session frame messages
in the language identified by the locale on users' machines. However, in the Advanced Options window
in the Deployment Wizard, you can specify a particular locale to use if you wish to
ignore the setting on each user's machine.
- Portlets. You can run Z and I Emulator for Web as
portlets within the Portal Server component of WebSphere Portal.
Administrators can use the Deployment Wizard to create custom Z and I Emulator for Web portlets with only
the features they desire.
- Windows Domain logon. If your users are logged on to a Windows domain, this option automatically
logs users on to Z and I Emulator for Web using their Windows user name. This is available
with the Configuration Server-based model in the Deployment Wizard. Refer to
User ID Security for more information.
If you are configuring options (defining sessions) using the HTML-based model, you have
an additional set of options:
- Session properties. All of the session properties can be
configured, including connection information, security, etc. Each of the
fields may be locked to prevent users from updating them.
- Runtime options. When configuring a session, you can start it and define
runtime features such as session size and placement, colors, toolbar customization, and macros.
- Disabling functions in the client. You can disable almost any
function that a user normally receives as part of the user interface
of the Z and I Emulator for Web client.
Disabling a function removes it from the user interface
(see Disable Functions).