Tim, I am a novice at this, but I don't see a lot of people jumping in, so here's my 2 cents. Because you are talking about Java and Weblogic, I suspect that the Java programs you refer to are in fact EJBs (Enterprise Java Beans) running inside of Weblogic. EJBs are a special kind of java program, and they need an App Server such as Weblogic or Websphere to run them. The java guys will talk in terms of Session Beans and Entity Beans, and you may want to revise your paragraph 3 to include the appropriate terminology from their side. For example, "the Weblogic App Server will instantiate a number of stateless session beans to service client requests, and these beans result in and are represented by active prestart jobs in QUSRWRK subsystem on the AS/400." Note that I said stateless session beans, but that was just my guess as to what might be on the EJB side - you want to find out from the java guys what is really on the other end of one of your "openings or portals." The only other thing I would warn you about is volume. You don't say anything about your application, but you do say you are a large company within a larger company. From what I know about these app servers and EJBs, they will create more and more beans based on demand and certain tuning parameters set on the app server. This could potentially result in MANY concurrent "openings or portals," and you should consider what would happen on the AS/400 if some large number of these were to open. Weblogic App Server comes from BEA Systems at www.beasys.com. -Marty +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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