08 Apr 2021

Eurex Clearing

Eurex Clearing Readiness Newsflash | C7 Release 7.1 FIXML Broker migration availability in simulation

Eurex Clearing Readiness Newsflash | C7 Release 7.1 FIXML Broker migration availability in simulation

Dear Clearing Member,

With this Newsflash, Eurex Clearing would like to inform Clearing Members of the extended period in simulation to test the new FIXML Broker starting 16 April 2021.

As announced in Eurex Clearing circular 002/21, Eurex Clearing FIXML broker will be migrated from qpid C++ to qpid Java. 

Clearing Members and ISVs are required to carry out the necessary implementation to support the new Java broker and encouraged to test their interfaces during the simulation period. When required, Clearing Members and ISVs need to upgrade the AMQP libraries used in their software to the latest available versions.

Please note that this change is part of C7 Release 7.1 which will be introduced on the following dates:

Simulation start: 10 May 2021 (FIXML Broker migration 16 April 2021)

Production start:   5 July 2021 (FIXML Broker migration on Saturday, 3 July 2021)

Focus Days in simulation for the FIXML Broker migration will be offered on the following dates:

  • 6 May 2021 - Re-send mechanism and gap detection:
    C7 will send duplicate messages so participants will be able to test their system behaviour as well as coverage for the FIXML Java broker.
  • 27 May 2021 - FIXML broker failover: 
    Clients will experience a broker outage for several minutes. Clients should ensure that their applications can recognise the interrupted connection and can automatically reconnect once the broker is again available.

All support documentation about C7 Releases is available on the Eurex Clearing website on our dedicated Initiatives page under the following link:

Support > Initiatives & Releases > C7 Releases

Specifically, please refer to the following documents which can be found under this path:

Support > Initiatives & Releases > C7 Releases > C7 Release 7.1 > System Documentation > Interfaces

  • C7 - Eurex Clearing FIXML Interface Specification - Volume 1: Overview (C7 Release 7.1)
  • Eurex Clearing Messaging Interface Connectivity B: AMQP Programming Guide v.7.1 (C7 Release 7.1)
  • Eurex Clearing Messaging Interfaces Connectivity E: AMQP Setup & Internals v.7.1 (C7 Release 7.1)

If you have any further questions or comments, please send an e-mail to:

Kind regards,
Your Client Services Team

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All Clearing Members, Basic Clearing Members, Disclosed Direct Clients of Eurex Clearing AG and vendors

Target groups:

Front Office/Trading, Middle + Back Office, IT/System Administration

Related circular:

Eurex Clearing circular 002/21



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