Configuration and maintenance

The most common way to connect Rumba to a host is by selecting and configuring an interface from the Rumba display or printer. However, if you are connecting to an IBM mainframe or AS/400, there are additional tools available to you, as described in the following table:

Application Description
APPC Configuration Utility Provides advanced configuration options for most mainframe and AS/400 interfaces. Allows the configuration of the following APPC items: Remote and local logical units (LUs), Modes, transaction programs (TPs), CPI-C side information, and conversation security for TPs.
AS/400 Communications utility Used primarily to configure connections for Shared Folders, Data Queues, Submit Remote Command, and AS/400 file transfers.

Use the following diagnostic tools (available with all products) to monitor and troubleshoot Rumba connections on your network.

Feature Description
Trace Console

Traces and records communication sessions. Specifically:

  • Data streams from the mainframe display and printer, AS/400 display and printer, UNIX display and HP display.
  • SNA communications.
  • Rumba display APIs, such as DDE, EHLLAPI, WinHLLAPI, EHNAPPC.
  • Host system APIs, such as Data Queues, Shared Folders, AS/400 file transfers, and Submit Remote Command.
Rumba Communication Monitor Displays an in-depth look at the connections of a workstation.
Note: Not available for Rumba UNIX-HP Edition.