New Features and Enhancements

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct® for UNIX 6.1 and its related software have the following features and enhancements:

FixPack 4 (v6.1.0.4)
New Features or Enhancements
To install this software, you should go to the IBM Entitled Registry website and install the latest available fix pack.
FixPack 3 (v6.1.0.3)
New Features or Enhancements
To install this software, you should go to the Fix Central website and install the latest available fix pack.
  • Helm 2 support will be revoked from this release. All the documented Helm 2 commands can still be used for versions prior to 6.1.0.3.
  • Dynamic provisioning support is added in IBM Certified Container Software. For more information, refer Creating storage for Data Persistence and Creating secret.
  • IBM Certified Container Software validity is extended till January 2022.
  • You can now pull the container image from IBM Entitled registry also. For more information, refer Downloading the Certified Container Software.
iFix013 (v6.1.0.2)
New Features or Enhancements
To install this software, you should go to the Fix Central website and install the latest available fix pack.

IBM Connect:Direct for UNIX has been configured to extend support for specifying custom Connect:Direct backup paths and installation program paths. For more information see, Custom Locations of Connect:Direct Backups and Installation Programs.

FixPack 2 (v6.1.0.2)
New Features or Enhancements
To install this software, you should go to the Fix Central website and install the latest available fix pack.

Connect:Direct for UNIX (v6.1.0.2) has the following features and enhancements:

FixPack 1 (v6.1.0.1)

New Features or Enhancements
To install this software, you should go to the Fix Central website and install the latest available fix pack. IBM Connect:Direct for UNIX introduces support for installing new Connect:Direct servers from IBM Control Center Director. For more information see, IBM Control Center Director Support.

Base Release (v6.1)

New Features or Enhancements
To install this software, you should go to the Passport Advantage website, and follow instructions described to complete the download.

Connect:Direct for UNIX has the following features and enhancements:

  • With this release Connect:Direct for UNIX introduces support to cache certificate validation responses from External Authentication Server when it interfaces External Authentication Server during a TLS session. This minimizes the overhead associated with requesting certificate validation from External Authentication Server, thus eliminating the need for Connect:Direct Secure Plus to query External Authentication Server each time. For related documents see
  • Support for TLS v1.3 for Connect:Direct for UNIX introduced to secure communication sessions with traders partners. For more information see, IBM Connect:Direct for UNIX Secure Plus documentation.
  • Connect:Direct for UNIX is supported on any point release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 8.x.
  • Connect:Direct for UNIX introduces support for Emergency restore procedure, added to Control Center Director Web Console in release 1.0.0.2.
  • Support for IBM Aspera High-Speed Add-on for Connect:Direct for UNIX using (Fast and Secure Protocol) has been re-introduced with this GA release. For related documents see, Using FASP.
  • Support for UDT for Connect:Direct for UNIX has been discontinued.