How to configure OSA-ICC printer sessions
Ingolf24 120000DRN3 Visits (1045)
There was a discussion on VSE-L how to configure OSA-Express Integrated Console Controller (OSA-ICC) printer sessions on z/VSE. Kevin gave a configuration example.
First a few words about OSA-ICC. It is integrated into IBM Z servers (z9 and higher). The support is available via the 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature (CHPID type OSC). The OSA-ICC function supports the emulation of TN3270E (RFC 2355) and non-SNA DFT 3270. That is it allows to attach local terminals without the need to use a terminal controller. You can configure OSA-ICC on the Hardware Management Console (HMC) or Service Element (SE) console.
If you need to configure a printer attached to OSA-ICC with z/VSE, you can also use the z/VSE (IUI) hardware definition dialogs.
After sign-on as administrator you see the main panel (z/VSE Function Selection):
On the z/VSE console you see the progress of the job. If completed shutdown your system and re-IPL.
Now you can use the printer, e.g. with the CICS Report Controller. It can not be used as a VSE/POWER spooled device.
I don't have such a printer and therefore can not verify, if that works.
I am interested in any feedback about such configurations and usage with z/VSE.
Have a good weekend.