FIX Gateway back-office and FIX Gateway 4.2 trading sessions: Extension of the support in the T7 production environment

Release date: 23 Aug 2021

061/2021 FIX Gateway back-office and FIX Gateway 4.2 trading sessions: Extension of the support in the T7 production environmentXetra Circular 061/21

1. Introduction

As previously announced in Xetra Circular 011/21, Deutsche Börse will decommission the support of the existing FIX Gateway back-office sessions and the FIX Gateway 4.2 trading sessions prior to the introduction of T7 Release 10.0, which will be launched in the simulation environment on 13 September 2021 and in the production environment on 22 November 2021.

Following the request from market participants and to support participants in their migration activities, Deutsche Börse will extend the availability of FIX Gateway back-office sessions and FIX Gateway 4.2 trading sessions in the production environment from 31 August 2021 until the close of business on 1 October 2021.  

Support for the FIX Gateway back-office sessions and FIX Gateway 4.2 trading sessions in the simulation environment will end on 31 August 2021 as planned.

2. Action required

Participants with back office sessions via the existing Cash Market FIX Gateway interface should be aware that support for these sessions will no longer be provided with T7 Release 10.0. 

Existing applications must be adapted to use the new FIX LF interface at the earliest possible opportunity. Participants using FIX version 4.2 must also ensure that their applications are adapted to FIX version 4.4.

Deutsche Börse has already introduced new FIX LF back office sessions (Simulation and Production) as part of T7 Release 9.0. As the (old) FIX gateway back office sessions will cease to exist as of 2 October 2021, we strongly recommend that those participants who are still using these sessions

  • immediately order new FIX LF back office sessions (Simulation and Production) and
  • take the necessary steps to be ready for an in-time migration.

Further details are available in Xetra Circular 011/21 "T7 Xetra: Introduction of the T7 Release 9.0 FIX LF interface".

3. Details of the initiative

The following table provides an overview of the decommissioning dates of the existing FIX Gateway interface:

Migration step (Decomissioning)

Environment

T7 Release

Session type

Date

FIX Gateway 4.2 and 4.4

Simulation

9.1

Back-office

31.08.2021

FIX Gateway 4.2

Simulation

9.1

Trading

31.08.2021

FIX Gateway 4.2 and 4.4

Production

9.1

Back-office

01.10.2021

FIX Gateway 4.2

Production

9.1

Trading

01.10.2021

FIX Gateway 4.4

Simulation

9.1

Trading

31.03.2022

FIX Gateway 4.4

Production

9.1

Trading

29.04.2022

Further information

Recipients:

All Xetra® Members and Vendors

Target groups:

Traders, Technical Contacts, System Administrators

Contact:

Technical Key Account Manager via your VIP number or cts@deutsche-boerse.com

Related circular:

 

Xetra Circular 011/21

Web:

 

www.xetra.com

Authorised by:

Holger Patt, Frank Horneff