Mainframe - Adding/removing additional sessions to QWS3270 for development/testing

Some UW Mainframe users may need to connect to multiple mainframe systems using the same client. In particular, users may need to connect to or for development or testing purposes. This document explains how to add connections to these additional hosts in QS3270 Secure.

Adding additional sessions

If you're adding the additional test/development hosts used with the UW Mainframe, you should first make sure that you've setup QWS3270 to connect using the standard settings as described in Mainframe - Installing and configuring QWS3270 Secure for Windows. Once this is done, you can use those connection settings as a template for the remaining hosts as described below:

  1. Open QWS3270

  2. Click on QWS3270 and then Connect to bring up the connection window.

  3. Make sure the UW Mainframe session you setup previously is selected and then click Save As, as shown below.


  4. Enter a name for the session that will help you distinguish it from other sessions (e.g. UW04 or and click OK.


  5. Verify that the new session is selected and then click Edit to make additional changes.


  6. Update the Host Name to be or as needed and then click OK.


  7. Repeat for however many sessions need to be setup.

Removing additional sessions

If you need to remove a session from QWS3270, you can do the following:

  1. Select the session you want to delete using the Session Name dropdown.
  2. Click Delete to remove that session.

Keywords:mainframe qws 3270 plus qws3270+ secure configure setup install qws3270 blue sessions   Doc ID:14910
Owner:Leah S.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2010-08-22 19:00 CDTUpdated:2012-05-11 15:30 CDT
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