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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

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  • May 5 2021
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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 commented
    29 Jun 09:09am

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

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders commented
    27 Apr 03:49am

    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 commented
    1 Jun, 2021 05:13pm

    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

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