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Send record length and block size larger than 4050 on HPNS Connect Direct

The record size when it worked was BLK Size = 27944 and RECL = 3992 it was changed to BLK SIZE = 21742 RECL= 10871 and then the job fail to completed and abend in NDM
28 days ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Performance 8 Future consideration

We have refresh netmap in Mainframe Connect Direct and its not available in Linux connect direct

We had an issue with connect direct process, In the middle of file transfer client brought down the connect direct in primary server and brought up in the secondary. Since the process was interrupted and its keep retrying the primary server. Its n...
2 months ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 4 Future consideration

Test and certify Connect Direct to use DFS in addition to UNC paths

Connect Direct has not been tested nor certified to use DFS paths instead of UNC paths. The use of DFS paths allows Connect Direct copy configurations to automatically switch to a new device location vs the current use of UNC paths where we would ...
4 months ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 2 Future consideration

Integrated File Agent - High Availability Option

The Standalone option of File Agent currently offers high availability however, the new Integrated File Agent does not. This would prevent us from fully migrating across to Integrated File Agent across our existing clustered Nodes that utilise thi...
6 months ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 2 Future consideration

Sterling Connect:Direct Windows supporting S3 file transfer

Currently, Sterling CD Unix supports file transfers to S3 bucket and however, Sterling CD Windows does not support file transfers to S3 bucket. As CDW doesn't support S3 bucket file transfers, this is causing the teams to proceed with alternative ...
6 months ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 2 Future consideration

Support for SHA-3 cryptographic algorithms

to support the below emerging cryptographic algorithmsSHA-3, including ALL variants listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wik: i/SHA-3#Instances
9 months ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Security 0 Future consideration

Update a watched directory location for Integrated File Agent

For stand alone File Agent, a user can update/correct a watched directory location. This seems like a basic function and yet it doesn't exist for Integrated File Agent. If a watched directory location has to be updated for Integrated File Agent, i...
about 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 1 Future consideration

Add Audit Log Capabilities to File Agent

For Stand alone and Integrated File Agent, some kind of auditing feature needs to be added. Currently messages are created showing that the configuration has been updated, but what in the configuration was updated? This is what shops need to know.
about 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Reporting 4 Future consideration

Password Vault support for outgoing Connect Direct for Windows transfers

There is a need to execute Connect Direct transfers securely as a User/Functional ID managed through Password Vault.
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Security 1 Future consideration

CDWS - login for protocol wording

The label for selecting the connection information currently listed as 'Protocol' should be changed to something more descriptive such as “Cipher Protocol” and instead of defaulting to “TCPIP” it should say “NONE”. Having “TCPIP” in there is just ...
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 3 Future consideration