Step 5: Configure Communications for each PC and Log In.
- 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:
- Enter values as follows:
- ? When you finish, you can click the Test button to confirm your settings, then OK to present your list of connections:
- 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.
- Click OK once more from Communications Configuration to present the Catapult Console login (this will depend on how you set up your connection):
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:
|Name||Enter a descriptive value for this connection.|
|Environment Library||Accept the default value of XL_CATAPLT. unless you chose a different library name during the IBM i install process (step 2.2).|
|Target IP/Domain||Enter your IBM i IP address or domain name.|
|Port||Unless 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 Use||In 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 Profile||Enter your IBM i User ID and password here to run the poller on this system.|
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.