Rendering documents on i5/OS

In order to enable document preview functionality for IBM Lotus Web Content Management and the Common Mail portlet, set up an HTML rendering server to work with WebSphere Portal. Because i5/OS does not contain native graphics support, install additional fonts to perform the document conversion required by these functions. Document conversion enables WebSphere Portal to convert documents produced by commonly used office programs into Web pages, so that they can be viewed and searched by users online. The additional fonts include an HTML rendering server known as X virtual frame buffer for the X server. Before you begin, have:


Prerequisites

Prepare prerequisite and corequisite software on i5/OS

Prepare your System i5

Prepare the primary node on i5/OS

Prepare additional nodes on i5/OS
Perform the following tasks on each WebSphere Portal node to render documents on i5/OS:

The HTML rendering server (X virtual frame buffer for X server) that you associate with your WebSphere Portal profile should only be used for WebSphere Portal. Using the HTML rendering server with other applications may cause problems.

  1. Configure an HTML rendering server on i5/OS

    After you have installed OS/400 - Additional Fonts (5722SS1, Option 43), which is for Version 5R4, or OS/400 - Additional Fonts (5761SS1, Option 43), which is for v6.1, on your i5/OS system, an HTML rendering server (X virtual frame buffer for X server) is present.

    You must select a display number for the HTML rendering server.

  2. Optional: Associating an HTML rendering server with WebSphere Portal

    After selecting a display number for the HTML rendering server (X virtual frame buffer for X server), associate this server with the installed WebSphere Portal profile.


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