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FAQs on Simulated Environment


Background:

Simulated Environment is a simulation version of Live (Production Environment) which is available from 17:30 hours to 22:00 hours on all trading days. As it is a replica of the Live Environment in terms of functionality, the versions being used in Simulated Environment are exactly the same as in live trading system. Simulated Environment is used by members for testing the behavior of their developed Non NEAT Frontend (NNF) products in live-like situation.

Test Environment is a development environment which is available throughout the day. Members / Empaneled Vendors / Application Service Providers and Foreign Independent Software Vendors can access Test Environment. All Exchange proposed future system releases are available in Test Environment, thus it is a step ahead of the Live Environment. Participants use Test Environment for developing and testing their products which would be used for trading on Exchange platform in the future after the release of the proposed changes.

In Simulated Environment, any new system releases take place only post successful mocks of major changes / version releases and its subsequent roll out in Live Environment. The Exchange shall endeavor to replicate such changes in Simulated Environment in less than 2 weeks’ time.

Simulated Environment can be accessed by all members of the Exchange. Members who are eligible to trade in respective segment in Live Environment shall be enabled for the daily Simulated trading sessions with their existing user ids, IP, and Box Id mapping i.e. members can use their production network connectivity itself for participating in the Simulated Environment.

Non-Colo Facility - Simulated Environment is available for Capital Market (CM), Futures & Options (FO), Currency Derivatives (CD) and Commodity Derivatives (COM) segments of the Exchange.

Colo Facility - Simulated Environment is available for Capital Market (CM), Futures & Options (FO), Currency Derivatives (CD) segments. Commodity Derivatives (COM) segment is unavailable in Colo facility.

The timings for Simulated Environment are as follows:

For CM segment –
Preopen – 17:30 to 17:38 hours
Normal Market – 17:45 to 22:00 hours

For FO, CD and COM segment –
Market open time – 17:30 hours
Market close time – 22:00 hours
Collateral value set up cut off time – 22:15 hours
Trade modification end time – 22:15 hours

Yes, the Simulated Environment is available on all trading days.

Simulated Environment can be accessed via leased lines and colocation facility. Access via internet is not available.

Yes, the members can connect to Live Environment and Simulated Environment from the same mode of connectivity. The configuration parameters to connect to the Simulated Environment are different from that of the Live Environment.

Simulated Environment credentials i.e. existing IP, Box ID’s and User IDs are the same as that of Live Environment. In case members want to enable the below facilities in Simulated Environment which are not available in their Live Environment User ID, they may approach the Exchange on Trade Support helpdesk (Toll Free No. 1800 266 0050 – Option 1 or E-mail id msm@nse.co.in):

  • Pro-enablement
  • CTCL Conversion
  • Password Reset for Corporate manager user ID
  • Unlocking of Corporate manger user ID

Member and user master from Live Environment are replicated periodically in Simulated Environment.

Default password for login in CM- Neat@CM1, FO- Neat@FO1, CD- Neat@CD1 and COM- Neat@CO1

It will take some time to replicate in the Simulated Environment. However, in order to expedite the configuration, new members (i.e. members currently not having any existing user ID in Simulated Environment), may approach the Exchange on Trade Support helpdesk (Toll Free No. 1800 266 0050 – Option 1 or E-mail id msm@nse.co.in) for mapping of user ID and pro enablement which shall take approximately T+2 working days.

Presently, there are no charges for accessing the Simulated Environment.
Members who are enabled and trading in respective segment in Live Environment shall be able to access daily Simulated trading sessions.

The configuration parameter for interactive and broadcast connectivity are provided in the Exchange circular Download Ref No: NSE/MSD/44892 dated July 03, 2020.

Member and user master along with security masters of Live Environment are periodically replicated in the Simulation Environment typically in the interval of about 15 days. The same is also replicated after mock session if there are major changes or version releases and its subsequent rollout.

The Exchange provides information of such updates, as and when they take place. Members can check this information via Member Portal.

Details of the same are available at the following link under “Required Files for Testing”:
https://ims.connect2nsccl.com/MemberPortal/view/testMrktHome.jsp
https://enit.nseindia.com/MemberPortal/view/testMrktHome.jsp

NEAT, NEAT+, NEAT Adapter as well as UDP applications are available for login in the Simulated Environment. In case, members want to reset Password or for unlocking of Corporate manager user ID, members may approach the Exchange on Trade Support helpdesk (Toll Free No. 1800 266 0050 – Option 1 or E-mail id msm@nse.co.in).

The Simulated Environment master files are replicated from Live Environment. Master files i.e. security.txt / contract.txt / participant.txt / MTBT stream info files etc. of the respective segments are updated on a periodic basis in the Simulated Environment. The required master files for participating in the Simulated Environment can be downloaded from the following link:
https://ims.connect2nsccl.com/MemberPortal/view/testMrktHome.jsp

The date mentioned as part of the master files name in the respective segment, shall indicate the date of the end-of-day files that has been replicated.

No, any changes made in Simulated Environment shall not be replicated in Live Environment.

Yes, members may reach out to the Exchange on Trade Support helpdesk (Toll Free No. 1800 266 0050 – Option 1 or E-mail id msm@nse.co.in) to initiate Auction session in the Simulated Environment.

Members are required to set their branch/user limits from their corporate manager terminal in the respective segments and use the master files provided for Simulated Environment prior to placing orders in the Simulated Environment.

Just like trading in Live Environment, members are required to set their branch / user limits for Simulated Environment by logging in from their corporate manager terminal in the respective segments, prior to placing orders in the Simulated Environment.

The installation process is the same as that of Live environment except for the parameters. The configuration parameter for interactive and broadcast connectivity are provided in the Exchange circular Download Ref No: NSE/MSD/44892 dated July 03, 2020.

Yes, the summarized reports of members activities are available for members in simulated environment. Members who have participated in the simulated environment can download the summarized reports of their orders and trades for CM, FO, CD and COM segments of the exchange.

[For file nomenclature, path, and file structure kindly refer to Circular Download Ref No: NSE/MSD/44892 dated July 03, 2020 for details]

The reports shall be provided on the same day post closure of markets in simulated environment. Reports shall be available only on days when a member has participated.

Exchange also has a facility to provide liquidity for participating members to test their Non NEAT Frontend (NNF) applications. The facility is available for Capital Market (CM), Futures & Options (FO) and Currency Derivatives (CD) segments of the Exchange from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on all trading days when Simulated Environment is available.

Participating members can generate liquidity by placing orders to test their Non Neat Frontend (NNF) applications.

  1. Basic checks:

    Members are requested to complete basic checks as mentioned below:
    1. Member is using the correct credentials of IP - BOX ID - User ID combination as provided by the Exchange for accessing the Simulated Environment in the respective segment.
    2. Interactive parameters for Simulated Environment i.e. Destination IP and Port are configured correctly for respective segment.
    3. Broadcast parameters for Simulated Environment i.e. Multicast IP and Port are configured correctly for respective segment.
    4. Member is able to have a successful Host Telnet as well as Box Telnet. Members may approach the Exchange on Trade Support helpdesk (Toll Free No. 1800 266 0050 – Option 1 or E-mail id msm@nse.co.in) while performing the telnet if required.
    5. Member is using the latest versions of NEAT / NEAT Plus and NEAT Adaptor applications as communicated by the Exchange for Live/Simulated Environment in the respective segment. 
       
  2. Login related trouble shooting guide:
    1. Error Code: 16006 - Invalid Sign on
      Members to kindly ensure that they are using the correct credentials (Box ID and User ID) and interactive parameters as provided by the Exchange.
      Check the version (NEAT /NEAT ADAPTER)
      If error while setting new password it should comply with the password policy of the Exchange.
       
    2. Error Code: 16403 - Sign on from different location
      Members to kindly ensure that they are using the correct credentials (IP - Box ID - User ID combination) as provided by the Exchange.
       
    3. Error Code: 16134 - User ID disabled
      In case of Dealer User ID, kindly reset the same from the Corporate Manager terminal.
      In case of corporate manager user id, kindly approach the Exchange on Trade Support helpdesk (Toll Free No. 1800 266 0050 – Option 1 or E-mail id msm@nse.co.in) to reset the same.
       
    4. Error Code: 16004 - User Already Signed on
      In case of Dealer User ID, kindly reset the same from the Corporate Manager terminal.
      In case of corporate manager user id, members may approach the Exchange on Trade Support helpdesk (Toll Free No. 1800 266 0050 – Option 1 or E-mail id msm@nse.co.in) to reset the same.
       
    5. Error Code: 16100 - BOX/Trading system version number is invalid
      Members to kindly ensure that they are using the latest versions of NEAT / NEAT Plus applicable for Test Environment.
       
    6. Error Code: 16053 - Password expired
      Kindly set new password as per the password policy of the Exchange.
       
    7. Error Code: 17101 - Invalid Packet
      In case of login via NEAT Adaptor, kindly check the NEAT Adaptor (NA) server machine time and date (Time one must be UTC +5:30). The system date should be current date for successful login.
       
  3. Order entry related trouble shooting guide:
    1. Orders are getting rejected due to DPR.
      Members to kindly ensure that they are using the updated master files in Simulated Environment which are available in the following link: https://ims.connect2nsccl.com/MemberPortal/view/testMrktHome.jsp
       
    2. It may be noted that any order rejected by the Exchange is responded with an “Order no.” along with an error code and reason code. Members may refer the API documents for detailed description of the same.
       
    3. For further technical queries members are required to send email on msm@nse.co.in or call the Exchange on Trade Support helpdesk (Toll Free No. 1800 266 0050 – Option 1) with the following details: 
      1. Member Code, Member Name 
      2. Segment, User ID, BOX ID and IP
      3. Details of login protocol used i.e. TAP / NEAT Adaptor / Direct Connection
      4. Query in brief along with details of exchange order no., trade no., error code, reason codes, screenshots of error etc. 
      5. Contact details i.e. Name and contact no of the concerned person with whom our technical team can connect in case of any discussion required on the said query.
      6. Please note that since the queries are technical in nature and will require time for analysis, the Exchange SLA shall be at least T+3 working days in such cases.
      7. While sending mail pertaining to simulated environment, members shall send mail with a prefix as “Simulated Environment” in the subject line of the mail in order to assist better.


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Disclaimer:

“This document/FAQ has been drafted in order to ease Member’s/reader’s understanding of the subject matter. The information and/ or content (collectively ‘Information’) provided herein is general information only and NSE has issued detailed circulars to that effect from time to time. While reasonable care has been exercised to ensure that the information is adequate and reliable, no representation is made by NSE as to its accuracy or completeness and NSE, its affiliates and subsidiaries accept no liability of whatsoever nature for any direct or consequential loss, including without limitation any loss of profits, arising from reliance on this Information. The readers are expected to undertake their own diligence and are advised not to solely rely on this document. Any such reliance shall be at the reader’s own risk. Nothing stated herein shall bind NSE, in any manner whatsoever.”

 

Updated on: 05/04/2022
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