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Standardize SYSOPTS syntax for multi-environments
SYSOPTS syntax is written differently depending on the environment: Windows, i5/OS, z/OS, and UNIX. Example on z/OS: SYSOPTS = "DATATYPE(BINARY) XLATE(YES) STRIP.BLANKS(NO)" Same example on UNIX: sysopts=":datatype=binary:xlate=yes:pipe=yes:" This...
Allow for Connect Direct service account to be non-interactive
For Windows servers we need the Connect Direct service account to be non-interactive (Per Windows functionality, the service account needs to perform a logging event to retrieve the properties (access/grants/rights) that the user has. For financia...
CD Requestor for Connect Direct UNIX
There needs to be a way within a Connect Direct UNIX environment to validate a process script without having to copy it on a Windows system and using CD Requestor there. It would be great if CD Requestor or something similar was to be implemented ...
Allowing command line editing of the CD File Agent configuration
There is a need within the Treasury to be able to script password changes to Connect Direct File Agents. Currently there is no documented way to accomplish this outside of using the GUI.
Add C:D support for Windows 11
Windows 11 nor Windows Server 2022 is not supported by C:D Windows 6.x series.
File agent high availability run GUI cdfa -C from a single Default_Config.ser copy in shared workspace
Instead of maintaining multiple local copies of Default_Config.ser, could a parm be added to cdfa -C to direct GUI to use a single copy in the shared directory. Similar to the cdfa -w parameter.
FileAgent - Windows .ser file cleartext
Have the Default_Config.ser or other .ser files clear text or similar.
Increase PNUM limit to a much higher value (e.g. 1'000'000'000)
PNUM is actually limited to 99999 for most CD implementations. This is very low and has for effect that pnum can rotate very quickly. ICC is for example relying the grouping of CD events on this Process ID (which is a non sense as it's not unique,...
Have C:D log the expiration date of certificates it receives
Today, when C:D calls out to a remote server, it logs some details about the certificate it received. It would be nice if it also logged the expiration date. This would allow us to write, say, a Perl script to scan the logs once a day looking for ...
Supoprt for HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System)
What version of Sterling Connect:Direct Linux/Windows will support Hadoop HDFS? Do you have any release date? I found similar thread at https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=65228 but I didn't see any updates. T...
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