Installation Prerequisites

To install CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows, meet these prerequisites:
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To install CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows, meet these prerequisites:
Knowledge
Be familiar with the following:
  • Concepts, facilities, and operating procedures of the Windows environment
  • For SNA configurations, SNA communication concepts
  • For TCP/IP configurations, TCP/IP concepts
Operating System Support
CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows
Service Packs (11.6.01, 11.6.02, and 11.6.03) support the following platforms:
Platform
Service pack 11.6.01 (32-Bit/64-Bit)
Service pack 11.6.02
Service pack 11.6.03
Windows 2019 Server (x86 64-Bit)
Windows 2016 Server (x86 64-bit)
Windows 2016 Server Core (x86 64-bit)
Windows 2012 R2 Server (x86 64-bit)
Windows 2012 Server (x86 64-bit)
Windows 2012 R2 server core (x86 64-bit)
Windows 2012 server core (x86 64-bit)
Windows 10 (x86 64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2 Server (x86 64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (x86 64-bit)
Windows 2008 Server SP2 (x86 64-bit)
Windows 7 (x86 64-bit)
For more details about operating system requirements, see CA XCOM Data Transport Distributed Platform Capabilities on CA Support Online.
System Requirements
The following list shows the minimum hardware, software, and net requirements for installing CA XCOM Data Transport on a Windows-based system:
  • Hardware
    • CD-ROM drive
    • A physical or logical connection to the remote system (for example, Ethernet)
  • Software
    • Microsoft Windows operating system as described in Operating System Support
    • TCP/IP as described in Software Requirements
    • Optional SNA software as described in Software Requirements
    • An optional relational database as described in Database Requirements
  • Memory
    Minimum 1 GB of memory (1.5 GB recommended)
  • Storage
    A hard disk with approximately 500 MB of free space for CA XCOM Data Transport, plus additional hard disk space for your APPC software if you are using SNA
  • Processor
    64 bit x86 processor
64-Bit Considerations
CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows 32-bit is built as a 32-bit application. Though it can execute under a 64-bit Windows operating system on a 64-bit x86 processor, the CA XCOM Data Transport 32-bit API cannot be compiled and linked as a 64-bit application.
You can create 32-bit applications on 64-bit operating systems by using special compiler-specific options and by linking to 32-bit libraries where appropriate.
Alternatively, you can build on a 32-bit system and move the application over to the 64-bit system.
CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows 64-bit is built as a 64-bit application. The CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows 64-bit API must be compiled and linked as a 64-bit application.
Software Requirements
This section describes the software requirements to install and run CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows:
  • TCP/IP Protocol Support Requirements
    The TCP/IP release packaged with your Microsoft Operating System.
  • SNA Protocol Support Requirements (optional)
    • For Windows 2008 R2:
      Microsoft Host Integration Server 2010 Cumulative Update 2
    For current SNA version requirements, see casupport.broadcom.com
  • Visual Studio 2013 Required to Use XCOM API and XCOM QAPI
    You can optionally use the XCOM API and XCOM QAPI to write custom applications. If you do so, recompile them with the Visual Studio 2013 compiler before you use them.
  • Java 1.8 (64-Bit)
XCOM no longer distributes JRE with the installation. Java 1.8 (64-Bit) should be already installed and set in the path for the installation program to work properly. Usage of below Java versions are supported:
  • Oracle JRE 1.8 (64-Bit)
  • Open JRE 1.8 (64-Bit)
This is a prerequisite starting from SP03 release.
Database Requirements
A relational database is required only if you are using one or more of the following features:
  • History records
  • Trusted transfer
Certifications
CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows has been developed to work with industry standard relational databases.CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows requires one of the following:
  • MySQL v5 or later
  • IBM DB2 v9.5 or later
  • Oracle 12C (
    with Service Pack 11.6.02/PTF SO05626 and later
    )
The database client (ODBC) must be on the same machine as CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows. However, the database is not required to be on the same machine as CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows.For 32-bit application, it requires a 32-bit version of ODBC and a 32-bit version of the database driver and for 64-bit application, it requires a 64-bit version of ODBC and a 64-bit version of the database driver.
Other Requirements
Before installing CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows, verify of the following:
  • The system requirements for installing CA XCOM Data Transport are met.
  • You have received all the materials needed to install CA XCOM Data Transport.
  • You have your ALP license keys.
  • For SNA configurations, find out the alias name of your local LU.
  • Your Windows system is configured for TCP/IP for using TCP/IP capability.
  • Your system is connected to the appropriate network.
CA Licensing and ALP
CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows Service Pack 11.6.01 uses CA Licensing and the Automated License Program (ALP) to ensure that the installed version of CA XCOM Data Transport is properly licensed.
Licencing is not required for CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows Service Pack 11.6.02.
ALP products are shipped with a printed certificate representing their license file (based upon the product and hardware information recorded in our license database), and you can also obtain your license keys electronically from https://casupport.broadcom.com/.
If you are upgrading from CA XCOM Data Transport r11.5 and you already have an ALP key you can skip this step unless the ALP key has either expired or you had a temporary license.
Follow these steps:
  1. Log in to casupport.broadcom.com, using your user ID and password.
  2. Click Licensing from the right menu bar.
    The CA Support Home page is displayed.
  3. Click Licensing from the left menu bar.
    The CA Licensing page is displayed.
  4. Click Launch the application under Install ALP licenses.
    While the application is running, a message is displayed.