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Configuring IntranetWare HostPrint Printer Sessions


Once you have defined the print job configurations for IntranetWare HostPrint, you must configure your HostPrint sessions by mapping a set of logical units (LUs) to those print job configurations. This mapping enables HostPrint to print IBM mainframe print jobs on LAN printers using NetWare print capabilities.

You configure LUs using the IWSAA Administrator.

This chapter explains how to configure HostPrint printer sessions.

If you plan to send printouts to print queues on non-NDS file servers, you will need to set up those print queues as bindery reference queues. See Appendix C, Bindery Reference Queues,
for more information.

Configuring a HostPrint Session

Before you can map a dedicated LU to the print job configuration, you will need two names:

You can "assign" a printer type public LU to HostPrint by changing its LU category to Dedicated and then using the following procedure to assign to HostPrint.

The following sections describe how to configure LUs on NWSAA 2.2 (page 5-2) and on IWSAA 3.0 (page 5-5).

Configuring HostPrint on NWSAA 2.2

To configure HostPrint running on an NWSAA 2.2 server, do the following:

1. Confirm that IntranetWare HostPrint 2.0 is installed on the current server.
2. Start the NWSAA Administrator.
3. Locate the dedicated LU you want to configure.
4. Double-click the dedicated LU.
NWSAA Administrator opens an LU Information dialog book (Figure 5-1). You can also open a dedicated LU's dialog book by selecting that LU and choosing Object > Details (<Enter> or <Alt+O+T>).
Figure 5-1
Dedicated LU Information Dialog Book
5. Select Printer (LU type 1 or 3) from the LU type drop-down list box.
6. Select the Assign to HostPrint check box.
7. Click the HostPrint page icon.
NWSAA Administrator displays the HostPrint page (Figure 5-2).
Figure 5-2
HostPrint Page
8. Configure the LU for HostPrint by editing the page.

The most important field of the HostPrint page is the "Print job configuration name." The print job configuration name connects the LU to vital print session information such as the name of the NDS printer or print queue, the HostPrint print device, and the mode (landscape or portrait) for the print job. See Chapter 4, Creating Print Job Configurations for InternetWare HostPrint" for more information on creating HostPrint print job configurations.

Table 5-1 on page 5-9 describes the fields of the HostPrint page.
9. Click OK to save your changes.

Configuring HostPrint on IWSAA 3.0 or NWSAA 4.0

To configure HostPrint running on an IWSAA 3.0 or NWSAA 4.0 server, do the following:

1. Confirm that IntranetWare HostPrint 2.0 is installed on the current server.

2. Start the IWSAA Server Configuration.

3. Select Server.

4. Select the configuration file that contains your hostlink.

5. Select Configure Hostlink.

6. Select your hostlink.

7. Select Create/Change LUs.

8. Select the LU that you want to assign to HostPrint.

9. Select Change.

10. Select LU type printer.

11. Click on Assign to HostPrint.

12. Click on the HostPrint button.
Figure 5-3
Create LU for Host Link
Figure 5-4
Configure Basic HostPrint
Figure 5-5
Configure Advanced HostPrint
The most important field of the HostPrint page is the "Print job configuration name." The print job configuration name connects the hostlink to vital print session information such as the name of the NDS printer or print queue, the HostPrint print device, and the mode (landscape or portrait) for the print job. See Chapter 4, Creating Print Job Configurations for InternetWare HostPrint", for more information on creating HostPrint print job configurations.

Table 5-1 describes the fields of the HostPrint page.

Table 5-1
Fields of a HostPrint Page

Field

Description

PU profile

This field identifies the host PU profile associated with the LU or hostlink. You cannot edit this field.

LU address

This field identifies the address assigned to the LU when it was configured. You cannot edit this field.

VTAM LU name

This field identifies the VTAM LU name assigned to the LU when it was configured. You cannot edit this field.

Dedicated LU name

This field identifies the name assigned to the LU when it was configured. You cannot edit this field.

Print job configuration name

Select a print job configuration name from the pull-down list. You should choose a print job configuration configured for HostPrint (seeChapter 4, Creating Print Job Configurations for InternetWare HostPrint", for more information).

Print job timeout value

Type the number of seconds you want the host session to wait without receiving data before it closes a print job.
After the time has elapsed, HostPrint closes the current print job being spooled to the NetWare print queue so it can be printed. If the timeout value is zero, the current print job remains open.

EBCDIC code page ID

Type the ID number of the EBCDIC code page of the data being sent by your host printer application. The default is 037, used by most U.S. applications. Some examples of valid EBCDIC code page IDs are:
037 - USA, Canada
273 - Germany, Austria
274 - Belgium
277 - Denmark, Norway
278 - Finland, Sweden
280 - Italy
282 - Portugal
284 - Spain, Latin America
285 - United Kingdom
297 - France
500 - Switzerland, International

Start printer session automatically

This option enables HostPrint to automatically activate a print session.

Select this check box if you want the host printer session to start automatically when HostPrint is loaded.

If you clear this check box, you must use SSM to instruct the host session to start the printer session.


Return an Op check for invalid code errors

This option enables HostPrint to reject invalid data.

Select this check box to specify that HostPrint is to reject invalid data received from the host (with Sense Code 1003 hex).

If you clear this check box, invalid data is printed as a hyphen (-).


Return an Op check for LU1 null code errors

This option enables HostPrint to reject null codes.

Select this check box to specify that HostPrint is to reject null codes received from the host on an LU1 session (with Sense Code 1003 hex).

If you clear this check box, HostPrint will send the hex value for an LU1 null field to the printer.


Hex value to send to printer for LU1 null

Type a two-digit hex value to be sent to the printer when a null code is received. Typical values are 00 (null), 20 (blank), and 2D (hyphen).
This field appears only when the Return an Op Check for LU1 null code errors check box is clear.

Close print job when end bracket received

This option enables HostPrint to close print jobs in response to end bracket flags.

Select this check box if you want HostPrint to automatically close the current print job whenever an SNA end-bracket flag is received from the host.

If you clear this check box, a print job being spooled to a NetWare print queue will continue to accumulate and will not print until either an Unbind command is received to terminate the host session, the timeout expires, or you manually turn off (stop) the printer session using IWSAA Services Manager.


Translate LU1 transparent data from EBCDIC to ASCII

This option enables EBCIDIC to ASCII translation on print jobs.

Select this check box to translate transparent data received in an LU1 printer session from EBCDIC to ASCII (just like normal, printable data).

If you clear this check box, LU1 transparent data is sent to the printer untranslated (that is, exactly as received from the host).


Allow print lines longer than 132 characters for LU3

This option enables print lines greater than 132 characters.

Select this check box to allow an LU3 session to print more than 132 characters per line (MPP).

If you clear this check box, LU3 sessions will use an MPP value of 132 even if a larger MPP value is specified. The default value can be overridden by IWSAA Services Manager or in an LU1 data stream from the host.


Lines per inch (LPI)

Type a numeric value that represents the number of lines to be printed per inch. Standard LPI values are 3, 4, 6, and 8.

Lines per page (LPP)

Type a numeric value that represents the height of the print page.
This value is used at the start of each print job that is spooled to the NetWare print queue (the height of 66 lines for standard 11-inch long paper at 6 LPI is automatically inserted). Lines per page is also known as maximum print line (MPL) in IBM mainframe terminology.

Chars per line (CPL)

Select a numeric value that represents the width in characters of the print line. This value is used at the start of each print job that is spooled to the NetWare print queue (the value 132 is automatically inserted). Chars per line is also known as maximum print position (MPP) in IBM mainframe terminology.

Deassigning an LU from IntranetWare HostPrint

After you assign an LU to HostPrint, you can deassign it using IWSAA Administrator. To deassign a single LU from HostPrint, do the following:

1. Start the IWSAA Administrator.
2. Locate the LU assigned to HostPrint you want to deassign.
3. Double-click the LU.
After you double-click the LU, IWSAA Administrator opens an LU Information dialog book. You can also open a dedicated LU's dialog book by selecting that LU and choosing Object > Details (<Enter> or <Alt+O+T>).
4. Click to clear and disable the Assign to IntranetWare HostPrint check box.
5. Click OK.

What's Next?

After you have configured one or more HostPrint LUs, proceed to the next chapter for instructions on how to start the HostPrint program.



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