Availability and schedules of the customer simulation
The CBF customer simulation environment (IMS23) is connected to the T2S Pre-Production environment (UTEST). The comprehensive processing of test cases demands the availability of both test environments. Additionally, the test schedule that is applicable for a desired test day must be considered for a successful execution.
The below graphic indicates different simulation periods for customer testing in 2018.
- During the “CBF Free Simulation“ customers can execute test cases on their demand.
- For CBF Main Releases a “Guided Simulation” will be offered, if the scope of the new service requires dedicated test cases.
Both test environments are updated for deployment activities. In addition, maintenance activities are required. Therefore, on every Friday, after 14:00, testing shall not be conducted as software updates will be installed.
Currently, it is planned to close the simulation environment for deployment activities in the Release November 2018 from 28 September to 26 October 2018. In December 2018, a refresh of the static data will take place. This task can last until mid-January 2019.
Additional downtimes might become necessary due to deployment activities by T2S and/or CBF. According to the latest schedule, the test environment will also be closed on:
- 3 August 2018;
- 10 August 2018.
Instructions can be entered or transmitted depending on the customer’s connectivity mode. Customers acting in ICP mode provide their instructions via CASCADE Online functionality (HOST / PC) or use an automated connectivity channel (SWIFT, MQ, File Transfer) to IMS23. Customers acting in DCP mode transmit their instructions towards UTEST. Instructions are processed according to the T2S test schedules. Based on the test or infrastructure requirements T2S will run the processing day using the
- T2S Synchronised Standard Day, that is, the general daily test schedule;
- T2S Release Day, which is announced for installation procedures or dedicated test cases required by the T2S Actors.
According to the latest test calendar, the T2S Release Day schedule will apply on:
- 12 July 2018.
T2S Settlement Procedure
T2S Synchronised Standard Day
T2S Release Day
Start of Testing
Partial Settlement 1
Partial Settlement 2
Partial Settlement 3
Partial Settlement 4
Partial Settlement 5
DvP / Cash SR Cut-off
BATM / CBO Cut-off
Inbound LTO Cut-off / Automated cash sweep
Securities SR / FoP Cut-off
End of Day / Start of Day
Change Business Day
Feeds from Collateral Management System
Start Night-Time / Cash Injection
End of Testing