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Using Menu Options

File Menu Overview

The File menu offers the following options:


Universal LoginAllows you to use a single Login ID for each of your traders to log into multiple markets. If TT SIM is installed in your environment, you can select LIVE to log in using non-TT SIM mode (which is the default), or TT SIM to log in using TT SIM mode.
Trader Login

Allows you to log in to individual exchanges without closing X_TRADER®. The Trader login ID cannot be used by a second trader for the purpose of logging off the original user and logging in with a new Trader ID. The Guardian menu will display the second trader’s ID, but all actions for that exchange will be performed under the original Trader’s ID and account. The Audit Trail and other windows will confirm the use of the original Trader’s ID.

Note: This option is disabled in Guardian 7.8.0 and higher; it is removed in Guardian 7.17 and higher.

Admin LoginAllows you to log in with your TT Administrator User Name and password to access the Admin menu for software license, Currency Table, and Product Table setup, as well as managing risk parameters, unlocking locked accounts, and distributing DH Parameters. Performing an Admin login also grants you access to the Wan Routing menu.
Local LoginAllows you to log in with the Windows Administrator account or an account with Administrator privileges to access the Wan Routing menu.
PrintLets you print the active document.
Print PreviewDisplays the document exactly as it will look when printed.
Print SetupLets you specify a printer and change printer options from the standard Windows Print Setup dialog box.
ExitThis option closes the Guardian window, but does not stop the Guardian Service.

Admin Menu Overview

When you log into Guardian as an adminstrator (refer to ), the Menu bar adds the Admin and Wan Routing options.

A TT Administrator configures the trading environment using the following options:


License SetupLets you transmit an updated TT software license file to the TT Gateways via Guardian.
Product Table SetupLets you view the product symbols and types, and view and edit point values, currencies, associated Tick Tables, price formats, and the numerators and denominators for calculating tick size.
Currency Table SetupLets you select a primary currency for use in P/L and credit limit calculation and manually enter conversion rates.
Logout ITMLets you shut down an order router and transfer the login(s) to a separate functioning order router on an available gateway. Applies only to eCBOT and LIFFE gateways.
Risk Parameters SetupAllows you to set credit limits and view, edit, and create various other risk parameters through and .

Note: This item is available only in versions earlier than Guardian 7.17.

Load Risk ParametersObtains the most recent risk parameters from the TT Gateway.

Note: This item is available only in versions earlier than Guardian 7.17.

Publish Risk ParametersPublishes all risk parameter changes/additions to the Gateways.

Note: This item is available only in versions earlier than Guardian 7.17.

Export Risk ParametersSaves loaded parameters and exports all risk records to .csv files.

Note: This item is available only in versions earlier than Guardian 7.17.

Locked Out AccountsLets you see locked out trader's accounts and opens a locked out accounts window whereby you select and unlock those accounts. After 3 consecutive failed login attempts (incorrect password only), the trader account is locked out. The TT Administrator must use this option to unlock the account. This option is available only to administrators and not to TTORDs.
Distribute DH ParametersGenerates and distributes a DH Parameters file (refer to ), which Guardian uses for encryption of your login information.

Tools Menu Overview

The Tools menu allows you to access view only versions of the Product Table, Currency Table, Risk Parameters, and log files. In addition, you can change the default Guardian window with the Remove from Tree, Expand Tree, and Expand All options. If you log on as the TT administrator, the following additional options are available: View Status, Dump Status, and Ping Remote Session Machine.

The Tools menu offers the following options:


Remove From Tree

Removes an exchange from the Guardian tree. An exchange with a red (Down) status can be removed. Once the exchange comes up, it will be added to the tree.

Note: If GuardServer is running on an otherwise inactive gateway, the exchange will reappear in the display.

Reset Exchange TreeRemoves all the exchanges servers from the exchange tree that are currently down (red status).
Filter GatewaysProvides the option to receive status from only those Gateways in which Guardian is currently logged.
View Local Logfiles

Reviews the TT (Trading Technologies) log for the local machine. The log file provides details for general, audit, and warning messages related to WAN routing, software licenses, login requests, status of exchange gateways, and X_TRADER gateway processes. A TT Administrator login ID is required to view the gateway log(s).

Note: When you select a specific IP Address from the exchange tree, this option changes so that the logfile associated with the address you selected displays.

View Connected ClientsAllows you to view client information such as Product, IP Address, PID (Process ID), Exchange, Member, Group, Trader, and Server. Administrator login required.

Note: This item is available only in versions earlier than Guardian 7.17.

View Product TableReviews the product table settings.
View Currency TableReviews the primary currency (used for P/L and credit limit calculations) and entered exchange rates.
View StatusDisplays the status of an order router on an exchange. You can use this option at any level of the tree, but it is primarily for order routers.
View Risk ParametersAllows you to view the Trader Setup and Product Setup for the Trader ID currently logged onto the workstation. This option applies only if you are an administrator and only for loaded parameters.
Expand TreeExpands the selected branch of the tree.
Collapse TreeCollapses the selected branch of the tree.
Expand AllExpands the entire tree.
Collapse AllCollapses the entire tree.
Collect Local LogfilesCollects and zips log files and configuration files to assist in troubleshooting. Locate the logfiles at C:ttlogfilesIPAddress_DD.MM.YYYY_clt.zip
Dump StatusDumps the status of a selected gateway server (for example: PRICE SERVER, ORDER SERVER, or GUARDSERVER). The target server produces an output file on the selected gateway server hard drive that contains internal status information. This information is useful for troubleshooting purposes.

Note: Enabled only for administrative logins.

Ping Remote Session Machine

Pings each remote Guardian.

Note: Sometimes the remote session IP address is not the same as the remote Guardian IP address, for example, if the remote session IP address is a WAN router. In this case you must add the remote session IP address to the Aconfig local setting "AConfig.Core.Guard.Guardian.RemoteSessionIP" for each remote Guardian.


Note: To access the Tools menu, right-click anywhere in the window where the Guardian tree is displayed.

Config Menu Overview

This menu lets you access the , Enable Universal Login, and Enable Sound Alert options.


The Config menu offers the following options:


Daemon SetupConfigures the local and remote host, port, interface, and multicast settings.
Enable Universal Login

Allows for a user to perform a single login in order to access multiple exchanges.

Note: For new installations, this option is enabled by default. For upgrades, Guardian preserves the previous setting.

Enable Sound AlertProvides an audio "beep" sound from your machine whenever a server comes up or goes down.
LanguagesWhen Guardian is installed on a Japanese Operating System (or an Operating System running a Japanese language pack), the Languages option allows a user to select English or Japanese as the Guardian and X_TRADER interface language.

Wan Routing Menu

The Wan Routing menu offers the following options:


Wan Router SetupOpens the Wan Router Setup dialog box, which allows you to configure your local Wan Router.
Start Wan RouterStarts Wan Routing on your local machine.
Stop Wan RouterStops Wan Routing on your local machine.

Help Menu

The Help menu offers the following options:


Help TopicsAccesses the Help System.
TT Remote Help CenterLaunches a browser directed to http://help.tradingtechnologies.com
About GuardianDisplays the version and copyright information for Guardian.