Restriction: This feature requires that
Visual COBOL Development Hub is installed on the remote machine.
- While in the COBOL perspective, click
- In the
Remote COBOL Project wizard, type a project name.
- Choose whether to use a remote file system (RSE) or a network file system (Samba, NFS) to interact with the remote host.
Restriction: The Classic Data File Tools do not work with files that are part of a remote project created using the Remote System Explorer
(RSE) connection type.
The Network File System (NFS) protocol allows a client machine to access files over a network connection in a similar manner
to how local storage on the client machine is accessed.
- If you want to create a JVM COBOL remote project, choose
JVM byte code as the
COBOL compilation target.
Next. If prompted, select the required project template and click
Note: By default, two templates are available for you to choose from
Micro Focus template [32 bit] or
Micro Focus template [64 bit]. Select a template that best suits your requirements.
- If you chose the network file system (Samba, NFS), in the
Location field, specify the path to the project.
Use default location to use your current workspace.
- In the
Remote settings section, in the
Connection name field, choose the remote host.
Note: If the remote host connection is not listed when you click the
Connection name field, click
New Connection and use the
New Connection wizard to create a new connection.
- In the
Remote location field, enter the location of the project on the remote host. You can use the
Browse dialog box to browse the remote host's file system.
For a network file system such as NFS or Samba, the
Remote location value should be the UNIX/Linux representation of the path as specified in
Location. For example, a location of
X:NFS-mounted-drive-location\project-name should be represented by a remote location of
- If you are creating a native project, click
Finish; otherwise, click
- For JVM COBOL projects, you must select a JRE to run on the host. Select a specific JRE or use the default JRE for the remote
Note: If the JRE you require is not listed, click
Configure remote JREs and use the Remote JREs section to add the required JRE.
The project is created and appears in the COBOL Explorer.
To change any of the connection settings afterwards, open the Remote Systems Explorer perspective, right-click on the connection
Important: If you use one of the non-Micro Focus connection types (for example 'Linux' or 'Unix') from the Remote System Explorer perspective
to create a connection, choose SSH as the file system provider if you intend to use the connection for remote projects whose
file system is RSE. You do this by selecting
ssh.files in the
Configuration box at the Files step of the wizard. Selecting a different file system provider will cause performance and stability problems.
The remote host must have SSH installed and enabled.
RSE is a feature supplied by the Eclipse Foundation. Extensive documentation on RSE, including architecture, API, tutorials
and reference can be found on
the Eclipse website.