Configuring IBM WebSphere Application Server

To complete this task you use the IBM® WebSphere® Application Server Integrated Solutions Console to install the ECI resource adapter, create a connection factory, specify the connection factory properties, and deploy the ECIIVT installation verification test .ear file.

  1. Install the CICS® Transaction Gateway ECI resource adapter archive (RAR):
    1. In the IBM WebSphere Administrative Console, click Resources > Resource Adapters, click Install RAR.
    2. Click Browse for the Local file system. Select the CICS ECI resource adapter cicseci.rar. Take note of the scope; this choice limits the scope of later connection factory definitions. In this scenario, the scope is Node.
    3. Click Next. The resource adapter General Properties dialog contains a predefined name and description for the CICS ECI resource adapter. Leave the class path as it is currently set, and leave the native library path blank.
    4. Click OK.
    5. Save the changes to the main configuration.
  2. Create and configure a J2C connection factory:
    1. In the IBM WebSphere Administrative Console, click Resources > Resource Adapters. Click on the ECIResourceAdapter.
    2. Under Additional Properties click on J2C connection factories.
    3. Click New.
    4. Specify a name for the new J2C connection factory, for example CF-20 and specify the JNDI lookup name eis/CF-20. Leave everything else with the default settings.
    5. Click OK.
    6. Click the new J2C connection factory CF-20.
    7. Click Additional Properties > Custom Properties.
    8. In the Value column of the Custom properties table, enter the values shown in the following table:
      This screen contains a table of values for custom properties.
      This screen contains a table of values for custom properties.
      This screen contains a table of values for custom properties.

      You do not have to supply a CICS password in the password field because the IPIC connection is qualified with AttachSec=Identify.

    9. Save your configuration.
  3. Deploy the ECIIVT ECI resource adapter installation verification test program:
    1. Install the application ECIIVT.ear with a target resource JNDI name of ECIIVTBean1. The ECIIVT.ear is located within the <install_path>/deployable directory.
    2. Map the resource reference to your connection factory JNDI name eis/CF-20:
      This screen shows the mapping of resource values.
    3. Save your configuration.
    4. Restart IBM WebSphere Application Server if necessary (this depends on the version of WebSphere Application Server you are using).

You have now configured IBM WebSphere Application Server.