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Running Connect:Direct in a cloud environment (Microsoft Azure)

I ask how to test and certify the CDU in a Microsoft Azure environment.

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  • Jul 12 2018
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How will this idea be used?

We need to install a Connect: Direct environment on Microsoft Azure.
We need to know if Connect: Direct is already approved for this environment.

What is your industry? Financial Markets
What is the idea priority? High
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    Chris Sanders commented
    August 15, 2018 12:09

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM.  We have certified C:D for UNIX v4.3 with Amazon AWS which means that it has been through a full QA cycle.  We have not gone through the certification process with Azure however so it is not officially certified.  We do support C:D running on non-certified cloud service providers platforms under our general virtualization technology support statement which assumes that the virtualization technology functions as if it were a physical server.  


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

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    Guest commented
    August 15, 2018 12:59

    Hi Chris, thanks for the feedback.
    What I understood is that, it has not been officially tested, however, it should work normally, as if it were a virtual machine.
    If I install Azure, do I still have support normally?

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    Chris Sanders commented
    August 15, 2018 13:18

    Yes that is correct.  Our support team will handle this as if it were installed on a certified system.  If they encounter an issue that appears to be tied to Azure's environment not functioning as a physical environment then they may need to request that you transition the issue over to Microsoft however.

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    Guest commented
    August 15, 2018 13:35

    Hi Cris,


    Thanks a lot for the help!