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Status Delivered
Categories Usability
Created by Guest
Created on May 5, 2021

Support MS windows 2019 clustered servers for CD Windows install

As, Enterprise is moving towards the recent MS windows available version, CD should support clustering on 2019.

Per IBM Sterling Connect:Direct system requirements published link, Connect:Direct will support MS windows 2019 on standalone and do NOT support on clustered MS 2019 windows server

What is your industry? Financial Markets
How will this idea be used?

This idea will help the companies to utilize connect:direct on MS windows 2019 clustered servers.

If this idea is NOT implemented, customer needs to look for alternate file transfer products that supports MS windows 2019 clustering

  • Guest
    Jun 29, 2022

    May I know Connect:Direct Windows 6.1 can support Windows server 2019 clustering?

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Apr 27, 2022

    Thank you for your patience as we worked on this enhancement. I'm pleased to announce that Windows 2019 Cluster certification has been added with the latest maintenance for C:D Windows v6.2. You'll find a link to deployment documentation below on this newly certified configuration.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Product Manager

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Jun 1, 2021

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it with my team and we believe that your request to certify clustering with Windows 2019 would be valuable. We will accept this enhancement request and will look to add it to the roadmap moving forward.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager


Windows 2019 Certification for Connect Direct for Windows 6.1 Clusters [CDW on Clustered Environment]

Can you please certify and Support Connect Direct on Windows 2019 clusters? Windows 2012 is nearing end of support and 2016 will be in line shortly. If we can move to Windows 2019, it would be great.