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 (that is, either T2S Synchronised Standard Day, T2S Change Request Test Day or T2S Release Day) must be considered for a successful execution.
The below graphic provides a forecast for the different customer simulation periods until January 2020.
- 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 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.
Based on the CBF implementation plan, the simulation environment will be closed for deployment activities of the CBF Release May 2019 / T2S Release 3.0 from 25 March to 22 April 2019.
After the implementation of T2S Release 3.0, the simulation environment will be closed for customer testing from 17 June to 12 July 2019 in order to reduce securities master data.
Additional downtimes might become necessary due to deployment activities by T2S and/or CBF. According to the current schedule defined by T2S (UTEST) or CBF (IMS23), one of the two environments will therefore be additionally closed on the following days:
- 1 May 2019 (Labour Day);
- 7 May 2019;
- 21 May 2019;
- 10 June 2019 (Whit Monday);
- 9 August 2019;
- 3 September 2019;
- 17 September 2019;
- 26 November 2019.
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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 applicable daily test schedule;
T2S Change Request Test Day, which is required for T2S dedicated test cases;
T2S Release Day, which is defined for installation procedures required by the T2S Actors.
The schedules for the T2S Synchronised Standard Day, T2S Change Request Test Day and the T2S Release Day were updated by T2S. The new test schedules are effective immediately.
The test day calendar distributed by T2S foresees the usage of the T2S Change Request Test Day schedule on:
- 25 March 2019;
- 18 April 2019;
- 17 May 2019.
T2S Settlement Procedure
T2S Synchronised Standard Day
|T2S Change Request Test|
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
a. Times that deviate from the T2S Synchronised Standard Day are shown in bold.