The webMethods EntireX Adapter for Integration Server enables webMethods Integration Server to consume (IS outbound) as well as provide (IS inbound) EntireX services. EntireX supports bidirectional integration with Natural, COBOL and PL/I on z/OS, BS2000, z/VSE and other platforms. This includes zero footprint integration with CICS, IMS and IBM i (AS/400).
This document describes how to install, configure and use the webMethods EntireX Adapter for Integration Server. It contains information for administrators and application developers who want to call remote procedures on mainframes and other hosts, using the EntireX RPC technique. To use this guide effectively, you should be familiar with EntireX's Remote Procedure Call (RPC) technology. See EntireX RPC Programming.
This document covers the following topics:
|Introduction||EntireX Adapter's functionality and features such as calling remote procedures on mainframes and other hosts.|
|Common Integration Scenarios||Common scenarios using Integration Server and EntireX, including REST.|
|Package Management||How to set up and manage your EntireX Adapter packages and set up access control lists (ACL).|
|Adapter Connections||How to configure and manage EntireX Adapter connections.|
|Adapter Services||How to configure and manage EntireX Adapter services. EntireX Adapter services allow clients to interact with EntireX RPC servers, using a configured adapter connection.|
|Listeners||How to configure and manage listeners.|
|Settings and Information||Monitoring and tracing in the IS Administration Console.|
|Application Monitoring||How to monitor response times in your distributed applications.|
|Built-in Services for Creating Document Types, Flows and IDL Files||Built-in services are available in the WmEntireX package for creating document types, flows and IDL files from EntireX Adapter objects and/or IDL files.|
|Direct RPC||Direct communication from an RPC client or server to the EntireX Adapter.|
|IDL Extraction from Integration Server||Creating an IDL file can be automated using IDL Extractor for Integration Server.|
|SSL/TLS and Security Support||SSL/TLS and Security Support in the EntireX Adapter.|
|Preparing IBM CICS for IPIC||The EntireX Adapter supports connections to IBM CICS® IPIC to call programs in CICS. Here we describe how to set up CICS IPIC.|
|Preparing IBM CICS for ECI||The EntireX Adapter supports connections to IBM CICS® ECI to call programs in CICS. Here we describe how to set up the External Call Interface (ECI) within CICS.|
|Preparing for IMS Connect||The EntireX Adapter supports connections to IMS Connect. Here we describe how to extract from Message Format Service (MFS).|
|Preparing for CICS Socket Listener||The EntireX Adapter supports connections to CICS Socket Listener to call DFHCOMMAREA, Channel Container, and Large Buffer programs. Here we provide details and installation information.|
|Converting IS Data Structures with the COBOL Converter||Adapter services for connection type COBOL Converter can convert Integration Server data structures to/from a byte array representing the COBOL binary data.|
|Extracting IDL using the REST API||How to extract an IDL file using the REST API, for example to be used in a command line.|
|Creating or Updating Connections using the REST API||How to create or update connections, adapter services and listener objects using the REST API.|
|Post-installation Steps for AS/400||After installation of the EntireX Adapter, the AS/400 connection type is not visible and not usable. To access the AS/400 system you need the IBM ToolBox for Java (JTOpen). This document describes how to download and install the IBM ToolBox for Java.|
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