Forcing All Processes to One IBM Connect:Direct Server

This approach does not take advantage of IBM® Connect:Direct®/Plex workload balancing. To direct all Processes between the IBM Connect:Direct/Plex environment and the external IBM Connect:Direct to one IBM Connect:Direct Server, follow this procedure.


  1. Specify a default PLEXCLASS parameter in the IBM Connect:Direct/Plex network map adjacent node entry for the external IBM Connect:Direct system.
  2. Specify that PLEXCLASS parameter in only one local initialization parameter of the IBM Connect:Direct Server.
  3. Specify the VTAM APPLID or TCP/IP address of the specific IBM Connect:Direct Server all Processes are being forced to in the network map of the external non-Plex IBM Connect:Direct system.