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New ID Page

Use the options in the New ID page to add IDs to your pool.

The New ID page is displayed automatically as part of the series when you create a new pool. Alternatively, you can display the New ID page by right-clicking a pool or host type in the Configure IDs pane, and selecting New ID from the shortcut menu, or choosing the New ID toolbar button.

New ID

Four of the options you specify for each ID work together to ensure that each ID is unique. These are Host Type, ID Name, Host Name, and ID Type. You can have two IDs with the same name, as long as at least one of the other options is different.

Host Type: Select a host type from the drop-down list of available types. The host type you select determines the connection data that is provided for this ID and the ID Types available. For more information, see Configuring IDs.

ID Name: Type a name for your ID. The name cannot include spaces or commas. Depending on your host type, there may be additional naming restrictions.

Host Name: Limit the use of this ID to the selected host or hosts. To add to the list of available hosts, choose the browse button [...] to display the Host Mappings dialog box. If no host is selected, the ID can be used with any host.

Range: Select this option to generate a range of IDs based on the specified ID Name.

Start Value: Type the value to append to the ID Name to create the first ID in the range. You can pad the start value by prefixing additional zeros, for example, you could start with 00100.

Number to Generate: Specify the number of IDs to generate. Consecutive numbers are appended to the ID Name, beginning with the value you specified under Start Value, until the total number if IDs has been generated.

For example, if under ID Name you type printer, and then choose to generate a range of 5 IDs beginning at 100, the following IDs will be generated: printer100, printer101, printer102, printer103, and printer104. All the generated IDs will have the same properties, which can be edited individually.

For IDs that are hexadecimal values (such as EDS SHARES and Sabre IP LNIATAs), the value increments in standard hexadecimal format (such as 0101AA, 0101AB, 0101AC, and 0101AD).

ID Type: The values displayed in this list depend on the selected host type.

Terminal: Available with most host types. For T27, this is a direct connection.

Printer: Available with most host types. For T27, this is a direct connection.

Gateway: Available only if T27 is selected under Host Type. This ID type is used for SNA Gateway connections.

Application: Available only if UTS is selected under Host Type. To associate a UTS session with particular applications, you must select this value.

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