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Hardware and Operating System — Windows Server 2012

OS and Service Pack

TT supports Windows Server 2012 for all TT Gateways version 7.17.50 and higher. When installing, you must observe the following considerations:

  • By default, TT Gateway software runs as 32-bit. Users that want to leverage 64-bit TT components, must install those components prior to installing the TT Gateway.
  • If installing a gateway as a different exchange-flavor (e.g., CME-B), you must completely uninstall the old gateway
  • In the BIOS, set the operating system to control power management

Power Save Settings

To avoid unexpected disconnects and to help ensure proper TT application functionality, turn off any power save or hibernation functionality for the machines that host TT software.

Access the Control Panel. (Select Start | Control Panel.)

Power Settings

Click Change screen saver.

  • Click the Screen saver drop-down and select None.
  • Click Change power settings.
  • Click Change plan settings next to your preferred plan.
  • Ensure Turn of the display and Put the computer to sleep are both set to Never.

Turn off any other power save or hibernation functionality for the monitor and all NICs.

Windows Performance Settings

  • Ensure workstations are set to automatically adjust for best performance.
    • To access this setting, right-click on (My) Computer and select Properties. Click Advanced system settings from the left side menu.
    • Click the Advanced tab and select Settings within the Performance section.
    • Within the Visual Effects tab and select the radial button next to Adjust for best performance.
    • Click Apply and then OK.
  • Disable ALL unnecessary startup items within the System Configuration –Startup tab.
    • To access this setting, select the Start globe and type msconfig in the Start Search field.
    • Select the Startup tab and deselect all items that are not necessary as startup items.

Windows Services

In Windows Services, disable all unnecessary services. For example, disable the following Windows Services:

  • Base Filtering Engine
  • Computer Browser*
  • Print Spooler
  • Windows Defender
  • Windows Firewall**
  • Windows Search
  • Windows Time
  • Windows Update

* TT Strongly recommends disabling the Computer Browser service.

** If you do not disable your Windows firewall, ensure port 10200 is enabled.

To access the Services window, select the Start globe, and type services.msc in the Start Search field.

Note: When you stop a service with dependencies, Windows prompts you to stop the dependent services as well. After the services are stopped, you should also disable any dependent services.