System Requirements

This section describes the prerequisites you must consider and meet before attempting to install ConnecX SQL Gateway.

Supported Platforms

Software AG generally provides support for the operating system platform versions supported by their respective manufacturers; when an operating system platform provider stops supporting a version of an operating system, Software AG will stop supporting that version.

For information regarding Software AG product compatibility with IBM platforms and any IBM requirements for Software AG products, please review the Product Compatibility for IBM Platforms web page.

Before attempting to install this product, ensure that your host operating system is at the minimum required level. For information on the operating system platform versions supported by Software AG products, complete the following steps.

  1. Access Software AG's Empower web site at

  2. Log into Empower. Once you have logged in, you can expand Products & Documentation in the left menu of the web page and select Product Version Availability to access the Product Version Availability screen.

  3. Use the fields on the top of this screen to filter its results for your Software AG product. When you click the Search button, the supported Software AG products that meet the filter criteria are listed in the table below the filter criteria.

    This list provides, by supported operating system platform:

    • the Software AG general availability (GA) date of the Software AG product;

    • the date the operating system platform is scheduled for retirement (OS Retirement);

    • the Software AG end-of-maintenance (EOM) date for the product; and

    • the Software AG end-of-sustained-support (EOSS) date for the product.

Although it may be technically possible to run a new version of your Software AG product on an older operating system, Software AG cannot continue to support operating system versions that are no longer supported by the system’s provider. If you have questions about support, or if you plan to install this product on a release, version, or type of operating system other than one listed on the Product Version Availability screen described above, consult Software AG technical support to determine whether support is possible, and under what circumstances.

Adabas SQL Gateway Requirements

Prior to installing ConnecX SQL Gateway, make sure that the Adabas SQL Gateways has been installed and verified. The ConnecX SQL Gateway uses the following Adabas SQL Gateway functionality:

  • RCI-Client on z/OS;

  • JDBC Server on LUW (Linux, UNIX, and Windows);

  • Data Server on z/OS.

The following items should also be configured:

  • The CONNX Data Dictionary (CDD) for the Adabas database;

  • The data source name (DSN) for JDBC for the CDD.

Security Requirements

The following security aspects and access privileges are required:

Access Privileges (Windows)

The installation should be performed from an administrator PC with a Windows operating system. Access to the CONNX Administration utilities should be restricted.

Firewall (z/OS and LUW Systems)

The installation program requires FTP access to both the z/OS machine and the LUW machines to:

  • Install the data server on z/OS;

  • Install the JDBC and license Servers on the LUW machine.

Access Privileges (z/OS Systems)

The installation user must have a z/OS user account with access privileges for the installation data sets.

Programming Language Requirements

An application can either be written in C or COBOL, which uses the Language Environment (LE).

The depreciated HLL runtime is not supported.

SQL Statement Restrictions: COMMIT / ROLLBACK

An application should not use the SQL statements COMMIT and ROLLBACK under CICS. An EXEC CICS SYNCPOINT should be used in lieu of the statements.