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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 22, 2012

Allow TCP Output nodes to use Local Environment overrides to set a configurable service to use.

The current TCP Output nodes only allow 'hostname' and 'port' to be overriden in the Local Environment. It does not allow you to specify a Configurable Service (TCPIPClient / TCPIPServer).

This restriction effectively means that you cannot dynamically configure either complex TCPIP connections (which require things like SO_KEEPALIVE set), and critically, it also means that SSL connections cannot be dynamically configured.

I need the capability to specify the configurable service to use in a similar vein to the way which FtpServer configurable services can now be dynamically set in 8.0.0.1.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 25785
RFE URL
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    Aug 2, 2021

    Idea / RFE Review. Apologies for the length of time this idea has been in the status of Uncommitted Candidate / Future Consideration. Although initially raised before policies were introduced into the product architecture at v11, the conceptual suggestion is still relevant to ACE ... As noted, it is currently possible that a TCPClientOutput node's host and port can be replaced with the name of a policy in a policy project to dynamically specify where the TCPClientOutput node connects to, but unfortunately the LocalEnvironment overrides only allow host and port to be overridden rather than a policy name. This still sounds a valid future requirement and whilst we have not yet managed to prioritize a business case for this feature, we will maintain its status as Future Consideration for now.

  • Guest
    Oct 7, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Connectivity and Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

  • Guest
    Dec 21, 2012

    Good requirement, thanks for raising. Completely understand the need here - as you say, having to configure multiple output nodes when you are connecting dynamically to SSL-based servers is not ideal. This would be a relatively simple feature to implement, and will look to do so with the next raft of TCP/IP enhancements in a follow-on release or fixpack.