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Eurex Gateway Documentation

Preparing to Install

Customer Tasks

Before you install a Eurex Gateway, you must complete the following tasks:

  • Contact the appropriate exchange and obtain all login information for direct traders, and obtain the ETI session IDs.
  • Verify exchange trading hours.

    To determine trading hours, refer to the TT Eurex Gateway Getting Started Guide for suggested times or visit the exchange’s web site at http://www.eurexchange.comhttp://www.eurexchange.com.

Installer Tasks

In addition, whoever installs the TT Gateway must perform the following tasks:

  • Identify the number of traders who plan to access the exchange through this TT Gateway. This information is critical when determining the number of session IDs you need to configure on the Eurex Gateway.
  • Obtain the Registered Trader ID and password. You cannot use an Agent Trader ID and password.
  • Verify exchange trading hours.

    On TT Eurex Gateways, the ttchron.ini file uses this information to schedule server programs (refer to the TT Gateway Architecture SAM Version 7.X). To determine trading hours, either call the exchange or visit its web site at http://www.eurexchange.comhttp://www.eurexchange.com.

Installation and Upgrade Requirements

TT Gateway 7.16 and higher

TT Gateways 7.16 and higher fully support the Window Server 2008 R2 64-bit operating system.


Window Server 2008 R2 64-bit is the only version of Windows Server 2008 supported by TT.

You can also install TT Gateways 7.16 on machines running Windows Server 2003.

TT Gateways 7.15 and lower

You can install TT Gateways 7.15.x or lower on machines running Windows Server 2003.

In addition, you can install the following TT Gateways on a machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1:

  • TT Montreal, CBOE and FIX Gateways 7.13
  • All TT Gateways 7.14 and 7.15

Prior to installing 7.15 or lower on Windows Server 2008, you must be aware of the following caveats and required changes:

  • Migrating to Windows Server 2008: TT does not support upgrading the operating system on an existing TT Gateway server. TT strongly suggests that users perform a clean install of the operating system and the TT Gateway 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 Gateway, 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.

  • Event Viewer Errors: Certain TT applications may trigger minor Event Viewer error messages. These errors do not impact gateway behavior. However, users can avoid triggering these messages by starting the Windows Interactive Services Detection prior to install.
  • Console Windows: By default, some console windows triggered by TT Gateways may not display and instead produce an Interactive Service Detection dialog box. Users may run the Interactive Services Detection and switch over to the Windows “Session 0” desktop to view messages displayed from server.
  • 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 unless the user right-clicks on the icon and select “Run as administrator” from the context menu.
  • TTM_BASE_API error: An issue exists where TTM may trigger a TTM_BASE_API error message in the Event Viewer. This is a known issue with TTM and does not impact gateway behavior.
  • User Account Control: You must disable the Windows User Account Control for the TT Gateways to properly function. The User Account Control prevents the gateway from updating files including changes to the aconfig.xml file and updates to the product table.