A mobile solution for accessing IBM i is now available as a technology preview. Powered by IBM i Access for Web (5770XH2), you can now access IBM i resources from any mobile device that supports a browser.

Features include the ability to:

This capability is provided as part of 7.2 IBM i Access for Web (5770XH2) which can be installed on IBM i release 7.2, 7.1 and 6.1. If you are using IBM i release 6.1 or 7.1, you may order 7.2 IBM i Access for Web (5770XH2) by ordering refresh feature code 57xx-SS1 6289.

Additional information on ordering

Support

Here is all that is needed to enable this support:

Note: An IBM i Access Family license is required (5770XW1) in order to connect.  This is the same license required for the other IBM i Access family products.

You must have a Software Maintenance Agreement (SWMA) to get support for problems and questions during the technology preview. Use the IBM Support portal to provide feedback or report a problem. For more information, see IBM Electronic Support and the IBM Support Portal (link resides outside of ibm.com). When you submit a problem, use 5770XH2 as the product and supply all information that pertains to the issue (ie: computer operating system, mobile device, etc), complete description of the problem and any data that is collected.

Updates:

  • - July 2014 – SI53292

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Q: I am not able to connect to the above URL.
    A: Make sure the HTTP ADMIN servers are running in QHTTPSVR subsystem. If they are not:
        STRTCPSVR SERVER(*HTTP) HTTPSVR(*ADMIN)
  2. Q: I get the following error message: "Context Root Not Found"
    A: You need to run the CFGACCWEB command:
        CFGACCWEB APPSVRTYPE(*INTAPPSVR) INSTANCE(*MOBILE)
  3. Q: Can I configure this using Qshell (QSH)?
    A: Yes.
        QSH
        cd /QIBM/ProdData/Access/Web2/install
             cfgaccweb -appsvrtype \*INTAPPSVR -instance \*MOBILE
  4. Q: When I run the CFGACCWEB command, I get the following error message:
        "Not authorized to command CFGACCWEB in library QIWA2"
    A: You must have *ALLOBJ special authority to use this command.
        Similar error messages will occur when using the cfgaccweb Qshell script from QSH.

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