Configuring a Host Connection
To run tasks, the run-time requires that an association be configured between a task ID and a configured host connection.
These configuration steps, which are handled in MCS, under Products, Services Builder for IMS, assume that you have already added a run-time server to the server list. Each run-time server you add represents an installation, or instance, of Runtime Service for IMS.
|To configure a host connection
- Click next to the run-time server you want to configure.
The navigation tree expands and the Configure node appears below the selected run-time server.
- Click Configure.
The Configuration window appears in the right pane containing a list of the IMS connections that are available for a selected run-time server.
- Click New to configure a new connection.
The General page of the New IMS Connection dialog box displays.
- Complete the connection options. Click OK.
- Open the Authentication page to define the authentication settings needed to connect to the host. Click OK.
- Open the Task Assignment page to assign tasks to host connections. Each host connection must have one or more tasks assigned to it. Click OK.
- (Optional) Configure your logging and tracing options for each run-time/host configuration using the options available on the Logging/Tracing page.
- Click Apply Configuration to save your configuration as either remote or local.
|If the IMS Services Builder run-time server
||The remote configuration file (.cfg) is saved to the install location of the run-time server in the following location:
|Is not running
||The modified configuration file (.cfg) is saved locally to:
|Is running and a locally-saved configuration file is also available
||You will be prompted to choose which configuration file you want to modify before you can edit a configuration. If no configuration file is available, you will be asked whether you want to use a default configuration.
For additional information about default configuration files and Runtime Service for IMS, refer to Server Configuration Files.
Once these configuration steps are complete, the run-time server can connect to one or more hosts and each host connection can handle one or more tasks.