Configure Enterprise Server/MSS


In this tutorial, you create an enterprise server with the Mainframe Subsystem Support (MSS), configure it for the ACCT application, and run the application under Enterprise Server/MSS.

Create an Enterprise Server

Enterprise Server comes with a pre-configured enterprise server named ESDEMO. However, it is not configured for Mainframe Subsystem Support (MSS). Therefore, you must create a new enterprise server instance configured for MSS for the CICS application.

  1. Open the Server Explorer view within the IDE.

    If it is hidden, click Window > Show View > Other. Expand Micro Focus, click Server Explorer and then OK.

    You should be see the default directory server connection Local [localhost:86] in the view. If it is not visible, to display it:

    1. Right-click in the Server Explorer window, and click New > Directory Server Connection.
    2. Type localhost in both the Name and the Server address (IP/Hostname) fields.
    3. Leave the port as the default value of 86 and click Finish.
  2. Right-click Local [localhost:86] in Server Explorer, and click New > Enterprise Server.

    This starts the New Enterprise Server dialog.

  3. Type ACCT in the Name field.
  4. Leave the 64-bit box unchecked.
  5. Click the browse button next to the Template field.

    This opens the location of the Enterprise Developer server templates.

  6. Select CICSTemplate.xml.
  7. On the New Enterprise Server dialog, check ACCT in the Associate with projects box; then click Finish.

    This creates the ACCT server and adds it under the Local [localhost:86] directory server connection in Server Explorer.

Start the ACCT Enterprise Server

Now, you need to start the enterprise server instance that you have created and configured.

  1. In Server Explorer, right-click the ACCT server, and then click Start.

    If you see the Enterprise Server Sign On dialog box, click OK without filling in any details and click No when prompted to create a master password. Also, allow access for the Micro Focus Communications Process, if you receive a Windows Security Alert.

    This opens the Console view and shows the output from the Enterprise Server console log in it. It also shows that the server has started.

  2. In Server Explorer, right-click the ACCT server, and then click Show Console Log.

    This opens the Console view agaian but this time it shows the details from the Enterprise Server console log.