Session Monitor Example

The Host Integrator Session Monitor is a debugging tool that enables you to view real time host sessions connecting from Host Integrator Servers.

See the Session Monitor reference for details on the Session Monitor.

When you view a session with the Session Monitor, you can see every aspect of the interaction between the client application and the host. In addition to viewing host screens in a session, you can also record a snapshot of the images. Playing these snapshots is useful for finding errors.

To learn about the Session Monitor, create a java web application for CICSAcctsDemo. The step-by-step example below tests a web application generated by Web Builder.

Deploy the Model with a Session Pool

  1. To test an application for your local Development Kit environment, open your model in the Design Tool and click File > Deployment Options.
  2. On the Sessions tab, click Deploy as a session pool. Accept the default name, pool1, or enter a new name for the session pool. To simplify tracking, set the minimum and maximum session pool to 1 and 1. Click OK.
    Note: These deployment options apply to the model only when it is deployed on the local server.
  3. Save the model and deploy it to the local server (click File > Deploy to Local Server).

See help on deployment to learn more about Host Integrator deployment.

Generate a Web Application

See the Web Builder help if you're not familiar with using this tool to create web applications.

  1. Open Web Builder and create a Web Application based on the model you have deployed. For example, create a java web application for CICSAcctsDemo.
  2. When creating the web application, use the following model connection properties:
  1. After building the web project, run the application.

Monitor the Session

  1. Open Session Monitor by clicking Programs > Attachmate Verastream > Host Integrator > Session Monitor.
  2. Click the active session associated with the pool name for the application you are running.
  3. The session view window opens.
  4. Return to the web application. Type W in the Last name for an account search field and then click Search for an account.
  5. The session view window in the Session Monitor shows the host screens and the navigation that is performed when you request the option. The current state of the session is represented, including the cursor position. The session window displays a real time view of the state of the session. All entity navigations and attribute updates are visible.