Overview of IBM i Access Client Solutions

IBM® i Access Client Solutions is a key offering in the IBM i Access Family. It offers a powerful set of capabilities for connecting PCs to IBM i.

IBM i Access Client Solutions provides a Java™-based platform-independent interface, which runs on most operating systems that support Java including Linux®, macOS, and Windows. IBM i Access Client Solutions consolidates the most commonly used tasks for managing your IBM i into one simplified location.

IBM i Access Client Solutions uses the same IBM i host servers as the other IBM i Access family products and requires the same IBM i Access Family license (5770-XW1) to use the 5250 emulation and Data Transfer features.

IBM i Access Client Solutions includes the following features.

  • Full featured 5250 display emulator that is based on IBM Rational® Host On-Demand. In addition to all the 5250 display features you are accustomed to when you use IBM i Access for Windows, you can now switch your 5250 display emulator between languages without rebooting your workstation. In addition, you can have multiple concurrent sessions with different host code pages. This feature allows separate languages to be displayed within different emulator sessions. Printer emulation is also supported
  • 5250 Session Manager that is modeled after IBM Personal Communications Session Manager can be used for managing your 5250 emulator sessions
  • Data Transfer allows you to transfer data from/to your IBM i database to/from various file types on your workstation such as OpenDocument spreadsheet (*.ods), Excel Workbook (*.xlsx), and other file formats
  • Printer Output provides an interface to view files in the IBM i output queues and provides the capability to download these files to your client system
  • Virtual Control Panel with a graphical interface to the IBM i operation panel
  • 5250 emulation for LAN Console
  • Consolidation for hardware management interface configurations that include ASMI, IVM, and HMC
  • launch capability to IBM Navigator for i using your default browser

Start of changeIBM i Access Client Solutions includes optional platform-specific packages for Windows, Linux, macOS, and PASE. These packages provide middleware for using and developing client applications that run natively on those operating systems as well as provide database access technologies. End of change