• CME ConfirmHub Environment Migration

      • To
      • CME ConfirmHub Customers
      • #
      • 20150902
      • Notice Date
      • 02 September 2015
      • Effective Date
      • 13 September 2015

      CME ConfirmHub Environment Migration

      Effective Sunday, September 13 (trade date September 14), CME ConfirmHub will complete migration of the Production and Disaster Recovery (DR) environments to a new CME ConfirmHub instance to improve customer performance, security and reliability. Test environments for Production and DR are currently available.

      It is highly recommended that customers test the new environment prior to the CME ConfirmHub migration, and should be aware of the following:

      • Following migration, the existing URL (www2.confirmhub.com) will be updated with the new production IP address.
      • Applications should be checked to ensure customers can successfully connect.
        • In line with CME security policy, support for SSL versions 2 and 3 have been removed. ConfirmHub aligns with CME Group security hardening policies.
      • Manual steps may need to be taken to copy and install intermediate / root certificates. CME certificates are now signed by Symantec.
      • Customers with outbound firewall policies should ensure that rules are created for Production and Disaster Recovery.

      To facilitate testing, Staging and Production replicas will be available prior to the cut-over dates:

      CME ConfirmHub Environment Migration
      Environment Production
      Launch Date
      Test URLs IP Address Port
      Staging Available Web
      SFTP 22,
      Production September 13 Web
      SFTP 22,
      Disaster Recovery September 13 -- 22,

      During parallel testing:

      • Test environments will be populated by a point-in-time copy of the existing Staging or Production environment.
      • CME ClearPort and DTCC functionality will not be supported in the Production replica instance.
      • Changes made to existing environments will not be replicated in the new test environments.
      • All "test" data will be purged prior to go-live.

      If you have questions, please contact Certification Support for Electronic Trading (CSET) in the U.S. at +1 312 930 2322, in Europe at +44 20 3379 3803, or in Asia at +65 6593 5593.