What Operation System can a CA Spectrum Secure Domain Connector be installed on

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Last Modified Date : 26/09/2018
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Introduction:
The environment has a CA Spectrum SpectroSERVER (SS) installed on a Windows 2008 R2 server.

Setting up the CA Spectrum Secure Domain Manager (SDM) and adding a new Secure Domain Connector (SDC) to the environment.
Question:
Can the new SDC be installed on a Windows 2016 server?

What are the Operation System (OS) requirements for SDC installations?
Environment:
CA Spectrum releases r10.2.x and newer
Answer:
SDC Hardware Recommendations Documentation: 

https://docops.ca.com/ca-spectrum/10-2-3/en/managing-network/secure-domain-manager-sdm/installing-and-configuring-secure-domain-manager-processes/hardware-recommendations 

We see the following stated on that page: 
"We recommend that you have a host computer that is dedicated solely to running each SDConnector process you deploy. The SDConnector installation system requirements are the same as those for SpectroSERVER-only installations. Except for the special requirements of multiple disk configuration." 

That page refers to the System Requirements for Windows section of the Documentation here: 

https://docops.ca.com/ca-spectrum/10-2-3/en/installing-and-upgrading/installing/system-requirements-for-installing-ca-spectrum/spectroserver-oneclick-and-webclient-requirements/system-requirements-for-windows

Summary of the installation options: 
  • SDC installs follow the same requirements as a SpectroSERVER install. 
  • SpectroSERVER installs are supported on, per docs: 
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit) 
    • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit) 
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit) 
At this time there is no support for the installation of any Spectrum components on Windows 2016 servers. In the following Spectrum Community post, Spectrum r10.3 will provide Windows 2016 OS support.

https://communities.ca.com/thread/241795551-will-ca-spectrum-run-on-windows-server-2016
Additional Information:
NOTE: The OS for the SDC does not have to match the OS the SpectroSERVER itself is installed on. It does have to be one of the supported OS's that are also the supported OS's for an SS installation.

For example if your current environment has an SS installed on Windows 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit), the SDC can be installed on a server running that same OS, or on a Windows 2012 or 2012 R2 64-bit OS.