• FECPlus FIXML 5.0 Production Deployment Weekend Details

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      • Clearing Member Firms; Back Office Managers; Service Providers
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      • CME Clearing
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      • 13-185
      • Notice Date
      • 17 April 2013
      • Effective Date
      • 22 April 2013
    • As a reminder, the Post-Trade Processing FECPlus launch date, including the migration to the FIXML 5.0 API, for CME, CBT, KCB, NYMEX, COMEX, and DME is scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2013.
      With this conversion, the remaining post-trade processing functions, including give-ups and average-priced give-ups, will be migrated to the FECPlus web application. Additionally, all post-trade processing messaging will use the FPL-compliant FIXML 5.0 API.
      Below is the schedule for the Deployment Weekend, including timeline and checkpoints:
      Friday 4/19
      -After Clearing Cycle is complete- Code deployment begins
      Saturday 4/20
      -8:00 am- Internal CME UI Testing begins
      -11:30 am- Public FECPlus/FIXML 5.0 Launch Status Bridge Line begins
           Meeting Notice for the bridge line has been published separately
           To be added to the meeting, contact CCS@cmegroup.com
      -12:00 pm- Internal CME UI Testing ends. Internal CME Clearing Cycle Testing begins
      -1:30 pm- Internal CME Cycle Testing ends. Testing data cleaned out and Positions restored
      -2:00 pm- GO/NO GO Alert is published
      Sunday 4/21
      -5:00 pm- Trading/Clearing begins for Trade Date 4/22.
           CME Clearing will have additional coverage Sunday night through Monday night
      Please take note of the following points related to the conversion:
      -Firms will NOT have access to the Clearing Applications during the deployment and will not have access to clearing cycle reporting from the deployment testing.
      -No changes to message queues are planned or required for the conversion.
      -Resetting of the message sequence counters will not be required.
      -All allocations left in Pending status Friday night will be deleted and will need to be re-allocated
      -Two weeks of prior allocation groups/allocations will be migrated to FECPlus along with the conversion.
      -All converted allocations will be eligible for Reversal.
      -All Production GUS and APS Auto-Accept Rules will be migrated.
      For questions please contact CME Clearing Services (CCS) at 312-207-2525 or ccs@cmegroup.com.