Host Explorer (Hummingbird) Mainframe Client for Windows
Installing. Configuring. Updating.
- Download the HostEx installer from the University FTP site at: ftp://ftp.uconn.edu/restricted/hostexplorer/
- Select the EXE file for HostEx and save it to your computer.
- Open the downloaded file to expand/uncompress the file.
- Launch the installer setup.exe that is extracted (located at: C:\HostExplorer in most cases).
- Default options for the HostExplorer Setup Wizard are fine, simply click Next through each successive option.
- Restart your computer when prompted.
- Download and install HostEx patches from the University FTP site at: ftp://ftp.uconn.edu/restricted/hostexplorer/Connectivity2008_ServicePack7.exe
- Choose to Save the updater to your computer.
- Run the updater (all default options are acceptable).
- Download the appropriate session profiles for the systems that you access by going to the University FTP site at: ftp://ftp.uconn.edu/restricted/hostexplorer
- Right-click the appropriate mainframe sessions to save them to your computer.
Note: session file names should be fairly self-explanatory (FRS, FOCUS, CONTROL-D, etc)
With the latest version of VM, (5.4), the TN3270 Secure SSL Session support is now established via a Dynamic SSL Connection. Your present UCONNVM/CMS, or whatever your VM session Profiles are named, need to be updated to accept these new Dynamic connections. The following short steps need to be done on your VM session Profiles.
- Click on the Start menu, All Programs, Hummingbird Connectivity 2008, and launch Hummingbird Neighborhood. Once you are in the Hummingbird Neighborhood, your Session Profile Names should be displayed.
- Right click on your UCONNVM/CMS session profile.
- Select Properties.
- Click on Connections.
- Click on TN3270 and edit the Host Name | PORT section by clicking on the pencil icon.
- Change the PORT number to 23 and click OK to continue.
- Click on Security.
- Click on SSL/TLS.
- Under SSL/TLS Options, CHECK the box for Negotiate Via Telnet.
- Click OK.
Repeat these steps for each of your VM session profiles.
Updated: 12/14/10 CCH