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RE: Navigator for i vrs. System i Navigator



fixed

All the new development and feature/function is going into Navigator.

Client Access Solutions does not have all that functionality. It's 5250
emulation, file transfer, and ODBC drivers

They work together as a pair, not in competition with each other.

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Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Steinmetz, Paul
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2014 7:54 AM
To: 'midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx'
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Subject: RE: Navigator for i vrs. System i Navigator

What would be pros/cons of using new IBM I Access Client Solutions vs IBM
Navigator for I?

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tim
Rowe
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2014 5:14 AM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: MIDRANGE-L
Subject: RE: Navigator for i vrs. System i Navigator

Responding to some of the Web Navigator discussion.

Slow response times - Unless you are running on a Power 5 machine with very
little process or memory, the performance issues are most likely being cause
by a network configuration issue on your system. Right now, the Navigator
GUI is sensitive to IPV6 configuration issues, if a DNS server is not set
correctly, Navigator will experience time out issues waiting on the DNS.
There are no error messages, just a slow responding interface. Best way to
see if that is what is going on run the following command. Go into 'QSH'
Enter - /QIBM/ProdData/OS/OSGi/templates/bin/areVerify.sh -network This will
run the network verifier for the Application Runtime Expert.
Review the out put, if there is a network configuration concern, it will be
signified. How you can contact your network folks to get this corrected.


There was a comment about SSL, The Navigator runs under SSL, always has,
always will. Sure you only need to enter your Host name and port 2001, but
at that point you are then redirected to HTTPs and Port 2005, before you
enter anything, you are running encrypted.

Browsers - Currently FF and IE are your best choices. But starting in June
(just a couple of weeks away) we will be delivering a new DG1 PTF Group
which will have support for Chrome and based on my testing, that works far
better then the other too mentioned browsers.

Missing function between Web and Installed Client, the IBM I 7.2 version
includes a number of these items. We have added PTF support, Load, install,
Send to another system. Compare ptfs on one system to another. We have also
added Monitoring support for Messages and Many System performance metrics.
Yes, the Run SQL is still missing and it being worked on.

The Web Navigator when it was delivered originally in IBM i 6.1 did have a
great deal of function, but for a variety of reasons, the usability and
performance was lacking. In Jan of 2013, we made our first step on the path
of making the web interface a usable interface. With the recent improvements
in IBM i 7.2 we have made another huge step along this path.
There are significant long term problems with continuing on the Client path,
the biggest being the concern that it will no longer work on the next
release of Windows. In addition there are many users leveraging other
environments including Linus, Apple, and Mobile devices as we look to the
future. This is why we have have focused on the Web. We do want to hear
there are key things from the client that we need to put in the web
Navigator, 1 good example that I have sent on to the team is the ability to
send objects from 1 system to another.
We deliver updates to the Web Navigator twice a year, with each iteration we
are progressing along the path to making Navigator the solution of choice.

Thanks Tim

Tim Rowe, timmr@xxxxxxxxxx
Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i
IBM i Development Lab, Rochester, MN
(507) 253-6191 (Tie) 553-6191

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/are/index.html
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