To perform work in your enterprise,
IBM® Connect:Direct® relies
on building blocks of information that define the local and remote
nodes, users who can access those nodes, and the functions they can
Local Node Definition
During installation, you define a local node for IBM Connect:Direct. The local node definition specifies information, such as the operating system, default user ID, TCP/IP address, and port number. After installation, you can change the local node’s settings and define remote nodes. In addition to the default user ID you specify for a local node, you can add other users who will access that node.
Remote Node Definitions
The Network Map, or netmap, is created during the IBM Connect:Direct installation that identifies the remote nodes that each local node can communicate with and the communication information needed to establish a connection. You create a remote node entry in the network map for each remote node that the local node communicates with. Each network map entry contains information about the remote node, such as the remote node name, operating system, session characteristics for a protocol, and transfer and protocol information about the available communications paths and their attributes.
Defining the Work IBM Connect:Direct Will Perform
The IBM Connect:Direct Process language provides instructions that tell IBM Connect:Direct the work to perform in your enterprise. A IBM Connect:Direct Process contains special statements and parameters that perform data movement and manipulation activities such as:
Managing the Work
After you create Processes, you submit them for execution. The following illustration shows how a Process executes: