Configuration and Monitoring

In this section:

This section provides detailed descriptions of new configuration and monitoring features.

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Simplifying Upload and Quick Copy With Configuration Settings

The following items have been added in both the Change Common Adapter Settings and individual adapter Change Settings areas in order to simplify the Upload and Quick Copy processes by reducing the amount of information the user needs to provide.

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Support for a Secure SMTP Server

The server supports a secure SMTP server in Email SMTP Server configuration.

To configure a secure SMTP server, click the E-Mail SMTP Server button on the Workspace page ribbon, or right-click the Workspace folder and select E-Mail SMTP Server from the context menu.

The E-Mail SMTP Server page opens, as shown in the following image.

Enter values for the following parameters:


Is the IPv4 address of the SMTP email server. The address can be in standard dot notation. When IPv6 is supported by the platform and enabled, IPv6 notation can be used (for example, 2001:1b1:19:1b1:230:6eff:fe13:c678).


Is the TCP port number to which the client is connecting.


Is the user ID to authorize access to the SMTP server.


Is the password for the smtp_user.


Is the sender email address (the address that appears in the From field in emails).


Is a list that can consist of email addresses, user IDs and procedure names (for example, %myfex.fex), each on a separate line, with no delimiters.

To test your settings, click Send Test E-Mail.

When you have verified your settings, click Save and Restart Server.

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Using Relative File References in Access Control to Facilitate Migration

When file and directory access control privileges are being set, the registration of physical file locations is not saved using a full path reference in all cases. When a location is in a folder under one of the server internal locations EDACONF, EDAHOME, APPROOT, or EDAPRFU, it is registered as a reference that is relative to that server location. The physical paths to EDACONF, EDAHOME, EDAPRFU and APPROOT are defined when the server is installed.

For example, if the privilege is for the directory D:\ibi\srv77\wfsV8\etc, and if the EDAHOME location has been established as D:\ibi\srv77\wfsV8, any privilege registered for that location will be registered using a relative reference based on EDAHOME:

admin_privilege = (EDAHOME)\etc;PRRUN

Then, if a new server release is installed in a different file system, the privilege will be applied to the correct directory in the new file system because the EDAHOME location will contain the correct directory reference for that system.

Registration of files and directories located outside of EDACONF, EDAHOME, APPROOT and EDAPRFU locations are registered as full physical paths.

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Enhanced Creation of Samples and Tutorials

Version 7 Release 7.07 marks a major enhancement of the way samples and tutorials are delivered to customers.

Following is the list of available tutorials.

In the past, a static application directory named IBISAMP was created and populated with a number of files. Additionally, there were Web Console and Data Management Console (DMC) folder options for selecting and creating items to be used with those products.

As of Version 7 Release 7.06, the IBISAMP folder is still created as part of the installation process, but it is not populated, and creation is unified under the Web Console (or DMC) folder option New/Tutorials, which presents a drop-down list of options for creating specific samples or tutorials, so there is a single method for finding and creating (or re-creating) these items.

Because the change is implemented at the folder level, you can choose to continue using IBISAMP as the location for creating the legacy files, or you can select any other folder. The drop-down option for Legacy samples creates most, but not all, of the sample files that were in IBISAMP previously. Some of the prior files were actually DataMigrator-related, and creation of those have been moved to occur under their specific menu items.

Under z/OS PDS Deployment there are some additional restrictions. The z/OS PDS JSCOM Listener option must have been selected at installation time. The PDS JSCOM option also co-installs some HFS source files that are used by the various create options. If the HFS files for a z/OS PDS Deployment are not present, request to create a tutorial will produce a specific HFS files not found message. Note that not all tutorials are implemented for z/OS, and those will produce a not implemented message, if selected.