Testing with IMS Connect

You can set up HCL OneTest™ API to record IBM® Information Management System Connect traffic.

HCL OneTest™ API supports IMS Connect with IBM IMS™ versions 12, 13, and 14 by using the Java API included in IBM IMS Enterprise Suite versions 2.1, 3.1, or 3.2.

You can record and test IBM IMS type 1 and type 2 messages.

Type 1 messages are generated from applications deployed on IBM WebSphere® Application Server (versions 8.0 and later) that are configured with the IBM IMS Transaction Manager Resource Adapter (versions 12, 13, and 14 are supported).

Type 2 messages are generated from user-written applications that use IBM IMS Enterprise Suite Connect API (C and Java™, 2.1, 2.2, and 3.1 are supported). An IMS Connect configuration handles IMS protocol communications from a DataPower® service to IMS applications. If you plan to use a DataPower service to connect to an IMS application, you must set the Expect LLLL Response Header option to off. Otherwise, HCL OneTest™ API cannot record the IMS Connect traffic.

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