BluInsights Capture & Replay service lets you access character-based hosts. It can be used to connect to IBM mainframes (via TN3270 or TN5250).

You can configure the basic connection properties such as terminal type, host, and port.

Capture & Replay

  1. Configure the terminal type: select the type of terminal emulation connection to use: TN3270 or TN5250.
  2. Type the name or IP address of the host.
  3. Type the port number on which the host is configured if it is different than the default value. The default is 3270 for TN3270 and 32 for TN5250.

Only the host address and the port are required to connect to the mainframe without being intrusive (nothing has to be installed on the mainframe or the VM hosting it in case of zD&T environments). So far, only 80×24 screen sizes are supported (more will be added in the next releases).