Catapult Support

Installation Instructions

These instructions are for new installs of Catapult 8.0 (and higher) only. If you are upgrading Catapult from an earlier release, please log into to view the Upgrader's Guide. For additional product information, please visit the Catapult home page.

Step 5: Configure Communications for each PC and Log In.

  1. After installing any Catapult PC component you need to configure communications between the PC and IBM i components. On completion of the steps on the previous page, when you attempt to run Catapult for the first time, the software will display this message:
  2. If you don't see this window, launch the Catapult Console, at Programs/Catapult 8/Catapult Console/. The Console checks whether you have a valid connection, and if not, you are prompted to add one, at a window similar to this one:

  3. Enter values as follows:
  4. FieldValue
    NameEnter a descriptive value for this connection.
    Environment LibraryAccept the default value of XL_CATAPLT. unless you chose a different library name during the IBM i install process (step 2.2).
    Target IP/DomainEnter your IBM i IP address or domain name.
    PortUnless by some remote coincidence you already have an application listening on port 4015, the default value of 4015 will work for you
    Local IP to UseIn some situations (such as connecting via a VPN), your PC may have two separate local IP addresses. Select the one you need to use.
    iSeries ProfileEnter your IBM i User ID and password here to run the poller on this system.
  5. ? When you finish, you can click the Test button to confirm your settings, then OK to present your list of connections:
  6. Click the Remember Session Password option (shown above) so that Catapult does not prompt you to sign in every time it establishes a connection to the IBM i. Click the Apply button afterward.
  7. Click OK once more from Communications Configuration to present the Catapult Console login (this will depend on how you set up your connection):
  8. Enter your IBM i profile and password to launch the console. If you successfully log in, it means your license key was current and valid.

Now you're ready to continue with the next section, which is setting up the Catapult Poller.