1.0 Release Notes

The Host Access for the Cloud version 2.4.2 released December 2019. These release notes list the features and known issues in this release and information on how to obtain the product. Host Access for the Cloud provides terminal emulation for 3270, 5250, VT, ALC, UTS, and T27 host types, while requiring only an HTML 5-capable browser.

Management and Security Server

Host Access for the Cloud 2.4.2 released with Management and Security Server version 12.6.2.

NOTE:The End User License Agreement (EULA) is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German in the <install location>\licenses directory.

1.1 What’s New

Host Access for the Cloud (formerly Reflection ZFE) supports customer requirements for accessing the host in the new and long term; emphasizing the move to cloud technologies, whether on-prem or off-prem.

All releases are cumulative and this 2.4.2 release of Host Access for the Cloud contains everything released in all prior releases of Host Access for the Cloud and Reflection ZFE. See release notes for previous releases.

  • Features and fixes include:

    • In this release support for AS/400 Kerberos automatic sign-on was added. This feature is configured in the MSS Administrative Console > Host Access for the Cloud and enabled in the Web client connection settings panel. (2.4.2)

    • You can now use X.509 authentication through a load balancer to provide secure connections. See Using X.509 authentication through a load balancer configured for TLS termination. (2.4.1)

    • Right-click context menu provides access to available copy and paste functions. Full feature functionality is browser-dependent.(2.4.1)

    • Logging is now available for the web client. See Logging for more information. (2.4.1)

    • Administrators now have more control over the handling and use of SSH unknown hosts. (2.4)

    • As of this release the session server listens on a single port, which is specified during installation. This enhances security and simplicity. (2.4)

    • The access path to the session server no longer includes /zfe. (2.4)

  • Multiple bug fixes

1.2 Changes in Behavior and Usage

These changes may affect your existing installation of Host Access for the Cloud.

  • If you are deploying HA Cloud using Docker, note that zfe.jar has been renamed to sessionserver.jar.You may need to update custom Dockerfiles and related scripts. See Using Docker.

  • The location of Web Client extensions has been changed from <install_dir>/sessionserver/microservices/zfe/extensions/ to <install_dir>/sessionserver/microservices/sessionserver/extensions/. See Extending the Web Client.

1.3 Known Issues

Micro Focus Technical Support is always available to help you with any issues you may encounter in Host Access for the Cloud.

  • Upgrading MSS in an HA Cloud deployment can fail if MSS starts before the upgrade process is complete. In a typical upgrade scenario; first the new version of MSS is installed, followed by the installation of the HA Cloud session server. The process concludes with the start up of both MSS and the HA Cloud session server. If MSS is started before the new version of the HA Cloud management components are installed, the MSS upgrade will fail and MSS will be unable to start. To remedy this, stop both services as needed and reinstall.

Unresolved issues from previous releases are listed in Technical References under Known Issues.

1.4 Installing the Product

Read Walk through for specific system and installation requirements and helpful tips.

1.5 Contacting Micro Focus

For specific product issues, contact Micro Focus Support.

Additional technical information or advice is available from several sources:

1.6 Legal Notice

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