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In the C:D Node configuration of B2Bi, we just have the field "Alternate Comm Info" which is used in Inbound connections, and there is no option to specify an alternate IP for the Outbound connections.
This is currently a limitation in B2Bi. This feature is available in Stand alone C:D node but not in B2B Integrator.
Hence in case of B2Bi outbound C:D connections, if the target Primary node is down, the connection will be terminated and B2Bi does not try the alternate IPs.
With this feature " Altrernate OUTBOUND Comm Info" added, fail-over can be managed automatically in case of primary node issues.
Also, in the scenarios where customer is using SFG C:D to route files to internal C:D nodes, setting up an additional Load Balancer can be avoided just to manage the failover from SFG to C:D.
How will this idea be used?
Customer has one flow where the files need to be routed from SFG to an internal Connect:Direct node and there is no Load Balancer.
Two C:D nodes have been configured for resiliency.
However, in Sterling B2B Integrator, there is no option to specify an alternate IP address for outbound connections from B2Bi to C:D.
Hence, when the Primary C:D node goes down, the support team needs to manually update in B2Bi to replace the Primary IP with Secondary C:D IP.
It would be very helpful for the business to have an automated fail-over configuration in case of failures.
It also avoids the introduction of Load Balancer just for this purpose, as we don't require LB for the traffic from C:D to B2Bi.
And many customers who are already using C:D in their solution, expecting this feature in B2Bi as well.
|What is your industry?||Financial Markets|
|What is the idea priority?||High|