Deploying the servlet on WebSphere Application Server

During Z and I Emulator for Web installation on Windows, AIX, Linux, and Solaris, the install utility searches your system for an instance of WebSphere Application Server. If it detects an instance, the install utility can automatically install and configure the configuration servlet on WebSphere Application Server Versions 5.1, 6.0, 6.1 and 7.0.

For platforms that do provide an installation program such as System z and others, you will need to manually install the configuration servlet. Refer to your WebSphere Application Server documentation for steps on installing enterprise applications. You can also go to http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/ and navigate to the WebSphere Application Server support page, where you can find a link to the documentation of your version.

The Z and I Emulator for Web configuration servlet EAR file, cfgservlet.ear, is located in the lib directory of your Z and I Emulator for Web installation.

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For WebSphere Application Server 5: After you save your deployment settings in the administrative console, you need to start the Z and I Emulator for Web configuration servlet in the Enterprise Applications window of WebSphere Application Server. Then go to the Environment window and select Update Web Server Plug-in.

After the configuration servlet is installed, you can configure your clients to use the configuration servlet instead of directly accessing the Service Manager. You can use the Deployment Wizard to build customized HTML client pages. The wizard sets the applet parameters in the HTML based on your input, so you do not have to learn the syntax and valid parameter values. HCL recommends that you use the Deployment Wizard to set the ConfigServerURL parameter in the client HTML to ZIEConfig/ZIEConfig/zieweb.

For more information regarding configuration servlet parameters, configuration and examples, see Configuring the configuration servlet in the online help.