Shared file system prerequisites

This section provides general information concerning the prerequisites for shared file systems for the following types of files used with Transfer CFT in a UNIX environment.

  • Transfer CFT data files: This refers to all files managed by Transfer CFT other than transferable application files (including database files), which are stored in the Transfer CFT runtime directory.
  • Transferable application files: This refers to the files transferred by Transfer CFT.

Standalone installation

You can use any POSIX compliant shared file system for both Transfer CFT data files and transferable application files.

The following table lists the file systems that are supported and tested with Transfer CFT.

Supported file systems

Operating system File system
AIX GPFS, NFSv3, NFSv4
HP-UX NFSv3, NFSv4
Linux-x86 GFS2, GPFS, GlusterFS, NFSv3, NFSv4
Solaris NFSv4
Windows-x86 GPFS, SMB

Active/passive cluster

You can use any POSIX compliant shared file system for both Transfer CFT data files and transferable application files. Please see the Supported file systems in the Standalone installation section.

Active/active cluster

Transfer CFT data files

Supported shared file systems for multi-node, multi-host architecture (active/active)

The following non-exhaustive table lists shared file systems that have been tested with Transfer CFT.

Operating system Supported Unsupported
AIX GPFS, NFSv4 NFSv3, CXFS, VeritasSF
HP-UX NFSv4 NFSv3, CXFS, VeritasSF
Linux-x86 GPFS, GFS2, NFSv4, AWS EFS NFSv3, CXFS, ACFS, OCFSv1, OCFSv2, QFS, VeritasSF
OpenVMS RMS  
Solaris NFSv4 NFSv3, CXFS, QFS, VeritasSF
Windows-x86 SMB/CIFS, GPFS CXFS, NFS
z/OS Sharing DASD across Sysplex  

Transfer CFT transferable application files

You can use any POSIX compliant shared file system for transferable application files.

Please see the Supported file systems in the Standalone installation section.

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