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FIX Adapter System Administration

About TT FIX Adapter Installations

Overview

You can install a TT FIX Adapter in either of the following ways:

  • Install a new TT FIX Adapter onto a clean machine
  • Upgrade from an existing version of TT FIX Adapter

Note: If your current FIX Adapter is 32-bit running on a 64-bit operating system and you would like to upgrade to the 64-bit FIX Adapter, you must uninstall your existing version and perform a clean install of the 64-bit version.

Tip: Although you can install and run multiple TT FIX Adapters on the same machine for testing purposes, TT recommends that you install and run one TT FIX Adapter per machine in a production environment. Additionally, you must use the same version for all TT FIX Adapters installed on the same machine. When running multiple instances of TT FIX adapter, the hardware requirements listed in the TT System Requirements document apply to each instance.

Prerequisites

Before installing a TT FIX Adapter, you must perform the following tasks:

  • Size your machine(s) according to the TT System Requirements documentation.
  • Obtain the local Windows Administrator account and password for all machines on which you will install the TT FIX Adapter.
  • Ensure that you completely remove all previously-installed TT products, as TT FIX Adapter must be the only TT software installed on the machine.
  • Ensure that Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 is installed on the machine.
  • Obtain the appropriate license.
  • Verify that TT User Setup 7.3.3 or greater is installed in the network environment.

    Note: If you want to support Product Group Permissions for TT Gateways or to support the CME Mandatory iLink Tag, TT User Setup 7.4.0 or later must be installed in the network environment.

Installing on Windows Server 2008

TT FIX Adapter supports the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with the following caveats and required changes:

  • Migrating to Windows Server 2008: TT does not support upgrading the operating system on an existing TT FIX Adapter server. TT strongly suggests that users perform a clean install of the operating system and the TT FIX Adapter server when migrating to Windows Server 2008.
  • Program Files directory: Windows Server 2008 does not allow applications to create files under the Program Files directory.

    If during a command line installation of the TT FIX Adapter, you place the install root in the Program Files directory, you must select a different location for the ttconfig, ttdatfiles and ttlogfiles directories by using the installconfig, installdata and installlog arguments.

  • Console Windows: Due to security changes made by Microsoft, FIX Adapter’s console window will not be visible on a user's desktop when launched by TT Chron. Running the Interactive Services Detection Windows service will allow users to switch over to the "Session 0" desktop to view the FIX Adapter console window when launched via TT Chron.
  • Starting Programs: TT Chron may not properly close and/or monitor server programs that are started manually. Users should first start TT Chron and allow it to start the server program per its schedule.
  • Start TT Chron desktop icon: The Start TT Chron desktop shortcut may not work if User Account Control (UAC) is enabled unless the user right-clicks the icon and selects Run as administrator from the context menu.

TT FIX Adapter naming restrictions

A TT FIX Adapter name must adhere to the following restrictions:

  • Contain no more than 11 characters
  • Contain only alpha-numeric, underscore (_), and hyphen (-) characters
  • Should use capital letters for all alphabetic characters
  • Start and end with alpha-numeric characters
  • Contain no spaces anywhere in the installation directory path