Using Connect:Direct Bridge , we can transfer files between MQ Managed file transfer and IBM Sterling Connect:Direct. A Connect:Direct bridge can transfer files to or from only Connect:Direct nodes.
This document I have tried to give step by step instructions to configure connect:direct bridge.
To configure and use CD, we need to define local node, remote node and users who can access those nodes and the functions they can perform.
Local Node (pnode):
Provide information of the local system that hosts the CD server such as operating system, default user ID, TCP/IP address, and port number.
Remote Node (snode):
Provide information of the remote system that hosts the CD server
Create users with appropriate roles/permissions (admin user/general user)
From Connect:Direct Requester GUI all these can be created as below:
Adding Node Properties
Adding node to user
Add NetMap both for pnode and snode
Check the configuration is correct by selecting validate selection and observe the message
Now that Connect:Direct is configured , we can create the Connect:Direct Bridge.
A Connect:Direct bridge can transfer files to or from only Connect:Direct nodes. The Connect:Direct bridge can transfer files to or from its local file system only as part of a transfer submitted by a Connect:Direct process. The Connect:Direct bridge agent and the Connect:Direct bridge node must be able to address this directory using the same path name. For example, if the agent and node are on separate Windows systems, the systems must use the same drive letter to mount the shared file system.
To Create CD Bridge use the command fteCreateCDAgent.
fteCreateCDAgent -agentName MFT_CD_BRIDGE -agentQMgr MFTDEMO -cdNode FIRSTNODE -cdTmpDir C:\CDTempfile -p MFTDEMO -cdNodeHost 220.127.116.11 -cdNodePort 1363
runmqsc MFTDEMO < C:\ProgramData\IBM\MQ\mqft\config\MFTDEMO\agents\MFT_CD_BRIDGE\MFT_CD_BRIDGE_create.mqsc
Before starting the agent , create ConnectDirectCredentials.xml file in the user home directory.
< ?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
< !– valid XML file –>
< tns:credentials xmlns:tns=”http://wmqfte.ibm.com/ConnectDirectCredentials” xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance” xsi:schemaLocation=”http://wmqfte.ibm.com/ConnectDirectCredentials ConnectDirectCredentials.xsd “>
< tns:agent name=”MFT_CD_BRIDGE”>
< tns:pnode name=”64AMDMQ” pattern=”regex”>
pattern=”regex” cdUserId=”administrator” cdPassword=”admin123″ pnodeUserId=”administrator” pnodePassword=”admin123″>
< tns:snode name=”WIN2K8R2-ENT” pattern=”regex” userId=”administrator” password=”admin123″/>
Start the Agent using fteStartAgent
Example fteStartAgent MFT_CD_BRIDGE -p MFTDEMO
Verify the log to make sure that the logger is started.
Now that the agent is ready, we can start file transfer using CD bridge .
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