Chapter 7. iSeries portlets 277
5250 portlet, Structured Query Language (SQL) portlet, Host On-Demand portlet, and
Host Publisher portlet, SAP portlet, and PeopleSoft.
7.2 Integrating iSeries applications, data, and other resources
This section focuses mainly on a process of integrating iSeries applications, data, and
resources with WebSphere Portal using following applications tools:
5250 session portlet
iSeries Access for Web
IBM WebFacing Tool
7.2.1 Accessing iSeries applications using a 5250 session portlet
The first way to access the 5250 application is to deploy the 5250 session portlet:
1. Download the 5250 Session portlet. This portlet is one of the iSeries Access for Web
portlets, which is part of iSeries Access for Web product. A V5R3 version is available on
the iSeries Access Web site at:
After you install iSeries Access for Web, the iwawps.war file with the portlets resides in the
If you need to use only the 5250 session portlet, the iSeries Access for Web application
does not need to be configured.
2. Install the 5250 Session portlet. There are two ways to install iSeries Access for Web
– You can use WebSphere Portal Server Administration.
– You can use the iSeries Access for Web script (CFGACCWEB2) that is provided as a
part of the iSeries Access for Web package.
Installing with WebSphere Portal Administration
Perform the following steps to install this portlet by using WebSphere Portal Server
1. In your workstation environment, map a network drive, for example X, to the root directory
in the integrated file system (IFS).
2. Sign on to WebSphere Portal using the administrator’s user ID and password.
3. From the banner, click Administration.
4. In the left navigation pane, click Portlets