Assigning IDs to Pools

After you have created an ID pool, you add IDs to the pool. These IDs provide unique connection data for a session with a host. The type of connection data and available properties for an ID depend on the host type with which it will be used.

Note For directory service pools, IDs are dynamically created as needed based on information you supply when you create a directory service pool. If you created a directory service pool in the previous step, you can skip this step.
To add IDs to the pool you created in the previous step
  1. In the New ID page, specify a Host Type, ID Name, ID Type, and, in most products, a Host Name for your ID.

    The host type you select determines the ID naming conventions and ID types available to you. For example, IDs for 5250 sessions cannot begin with a number, and some hosts required hexadecimal values under ID Name. Regardless of the host type, the ID name you specify cannot include spaces or commas. If you select a UTS host type, the only ID Type available is Application.

  2. To automatically generate a range of IDs based on the information you specify, select Range or Advanced Generation. Under Range, you can pad the start value by prefixing additional zeros, for example, you could start with 00100.

    The remaining pages in this series depend on your selections in the New ID page. To get help on any page in the series, choose the Help button in the displayed page.