When installing and configuring LANSA for the Web on Windows, it is very important to understand the fundamentals of its architecture.
The diagram above identifies several of the key components used by LANSA for the Web. These components are:
1. LANSA for iSeries or Visual LANSA
The LANSA for iSeries is the development environment if an IBM i Data/Application Server is used. The Visual LANSA is the development environment if a Windows Data/Application Server is used. LANSA provides the Repository and RDML technology used for application database and programs.
2. LANSA for the Web
LANSA for the Web extends the LANSA development environment. It provides the HTML components as well as the transaction support for executing applications over the Internet.
4. LANSA for the Web Administrator
The Windows-based LANSA for the Web Administrator is used to configure the Web transaction environment and is only required as an administrator so is not required on more than the Adminstrator's PC.
5. Web Server
LANSA for the Web is used with Microsoft IIS and IIS Plug-in technology.
6. IIS Plug-in
LANSA for the Web on Windows uses IIS Plug-in technology.
You can use LANSA for the Web IIS Plug-in using ISAPI technology.
The Client's browser sends requests to the Web Server and then it displays the resulting Web page. Internet Explorer is recommended.