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Sterling Connect:Direct

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Please Test and Certify SQL Server AlwaysOn for Connect Direct

Please test and certify Connect Direct support for SQL server AlwaysOn. Our infrastructure team is pushing us to move our Windows install of C:D to SQL Server 2012 Always On Availability Groups. Our lab advocate asked for this RFE as IBM has not t...
over 6 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Technology Stack Support (OS, DB, Protocols) 0 Not under consideration

HA solution for Connect:Direct using replication

Since Cloud VMs are widely used these days, has IBM considered to certify HA solution for Connect:Direct on Cloud VMs without requiring OS-level clustering software such as Windows Clustering or Veritas Cluster Software (VCS) for Linux? Those OS-l...
over 6 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Technology Stack Support (OS, DB, Protocols) 1 Not under 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

Enable certificate based authentication for CD Tandem

Enable certificate based authentication for CD Tandem. cert auth is only available in unix and windows version. Our orgs have a large tandem nodes that are critical to organisation.
about 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Security 1 Planned for future release

osa.rest.url Parameter needs to be able to handle multiple url's

Currently the osa.rest.url can only have one url. The Control Center Director may have multiple event processors. If the event processor (EP's) url that is referenced in the osa.rest.url parameter is down, then those events will not get to the oth...
over 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct 0 Future consideration

Support for Type=simple startup method in systemd for Connect Direct

The systemd is the default system manager on RHEL 8. Connect Direct should support service startup through systemd using Type=simple startup method. User can use Type=forking with external (custom) startup script but this requires to create additi...
about 3 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 2 Not under consideration

Improve Transfer Speed between CDU on EC2 instance and S3

We are in the testing staging of using CDU to download file from S3 and push to some other CD Node. However, after we perform testing a large file (GB), we found that the transfer speed is almost three time slower than AWS S3 CP command. We have...
over 4 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Performance 1 Planned for future release

snode.work.path parameter for IBM Connect:Direct for Windows

The "snode.work.path" parameter is available in IBM Connect:Direct for UNIX while it is not in IBM Connect:Direct for Windows. The idea is to have similar functionality in Windows version. It will allow to share SNODE work files among nodes in a l...
over 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 1 Future consideration

Native Variables in Connect:Direct Unix

We currently use some of the native Connect variables in: Windows for Windows, Windows for Mainframe, and Windows for UNIX. However, we need to use these same variables from a UNIX server and we are having problems. Examples:% SUBDATE1 and% SUBTIM...
over 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 2 Future consideration

codepage translation tracing

Current versions of CDU and CDZ do not track calls to iconv for codepage translation in submitted process, even with max trace level 4. We need to see calls to iconv along with parameters.
over 6 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Technology Stack Support (OS, DB, Protocols) 0 Not under consideration