Computer Node Name in LANSA For Windows

Date: Archived
Product/Release: LANSA For Windows
Abstract: The LANSA/PC Computer Node Name is not the same as the workstation's Computer Name
Submitted By: LANSA Technical Support
Last Review: November 2010

This is relevant for LANSA V7.0 and subsequent versions.

During the LANSA for Windows installation a prompt will appear asking the user to enter the name by which their computer is known to the host AS/400, the Computer Node Name.

This name is actually the name by which the computer is known to LANSA for the AS/400, and called here the Computer Node Name. To those familiar with previous versions of LANSA for Windows, this is the PC name entered when creating a PC definition with PCMAINT.

Now, it is created while running *QUICKSTART for the first time. It will be exclusively used by LANSA when running either a Super Server application as well as when running the Host Monitor.

The Computer Name that was entered during the installation of Windows 95/NT is the name by which your computer is known to the network.

It is recommended that the Computer Name is used as the Computer Node Name. This helps avoid confusion over different names.

If the workstation's Computer Name is ever changed , a *REFRESH will have to be run so that the new PC definition with the new Computer Node Name is created in LANSA for the AS/400.

Finally, the Computer Node Name can be up to 10 characters long.