Connect:Direct® for Microsoft Windows has the following requirements.
Hardware and Software
Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows and related software require the following hardware and software.
|Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows||
||64-bit Microsoft Windows operating system options:
|Microsoft TCP/IP Support||Microsoft TCP/IP WinSOCK interface installed as part of the Microsoft Windows system|
2 GB or more. The amount may vary depending on the product configuration and usage.
|Install one of the following before you install Connect:Direct for Microsoft
Note: PostgreSQL is the default database provided and installed with IBM Connect:Direct from Microsoft Windows release 6.1
For more information, see the IBM Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows Getting Started Guide.
|Connect:Direct File Agent||Same as requirements for Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows||Same requirements as Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows|
|IBM Connect:Direct Requester||Same as requirements for Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows||Same requirements as Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows|
|Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows SDK||Same as requirements for Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows||
This software is required to build the samples, but is not required to run the samples.
* When upgrading Connect:Direct for Windows through Control Center Directer, an extra 3 GB is required for temporary storage.
Virtualization and public cloud support
IBM cannot maintain all possible combinations of virtualized platforms and cloud environments. However, IBM generally supports all enterprise class virtualization mechanisms, such as VMware ESX, VMware ESXi, VMware vSphere, Citrix Xen Hypervisor, KVM (Kernel-based virtual machine), and Microsoft Hyper-V Server.
- If a specific issue is happening because the system is virtualized and the problem cannot be reproduced on the non-virtualized environment, you can demonstrate the issue in a live meeting session. IBM can also require that further troubleshooting is done jointly on your test environment, as there is not all types and versions of VM software installed in-house.
- If the issue is not able to be reproduced in-house on a non-virtualized environment, and troubleshooting together on your environment indicates that the issue is with the VM software itself, you can open a support ticket with the VM software provider. IBM is happy to meet with the provider and you to share any information, which would help the provider further troubleshoot the issue on your behalf.
- If you chose to use virtualization, you must balance the virtualization benefits against its performance impacts. IBM does not provide advice that regards configuring, administering, or tuning virtualization platforms.