Submission on Behalf of Trading Tool - Decommissioning 14th September 2021

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13/09/2021 09:47

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13/09/2021 09:48

Dear Member,

We are pleased to announce the roll out of a new fall-back solution for ETS, which shall replace the Submission on Behalf of Trading (SOBT) tool which shall be decommissioned, taking effect on 14th September 2021. 

The current SOBT fall-back process is triggered when a connection issue occurs between ETS servers and members, and therefore, orders are not placed via the normal ETS client but inserted into ETS via xlsx bidding forms. As of the maintenance window scheduled for September 14, this process will be replaced with the new solution as described below. 

The new solution consists of setting up a secondary connection to the ETS Trading System, in addition to the existing primary connection. A network device will automatically reroute the flow to the secondary connection in case the first connection becomes unavailable.

In case a connection issue occurs, members will be disconnected from the connection to ETS and must re-connect to the same address using their credentials. Automatically, they will be rerouted to the secondary connection as the switch-over is initiated by the network device.

What are the benefits of this new ETS fall-back solution?

·        All auctions and all types of orders are covered

·        Members simply re-connect to the same address, no further action is required

·        No additional training

·        No additional IP addresses to be white listed

·        Faster process as the switch-over is instant

Kind Regards