Section 06 - Documentation Release Plan

Change History

6.1 Overview of Deliverables for Industry Testing 

In order to support organisations conducting industry testing, ASX will provide documentation to the following schedule.

6.2 Software Provider Readiness Timeline

Software Provider Readiness support documentation, entry and exit timelines.

Document

Testing Phase

Purpose of Document

Audience

Target Date for External Publication

Document

Testing Phase

Purpose of Document

Audience

Target Date for External Publication

Connectivity Guide

System Testing (ITE1)

Inflight Migration Testing (ITE-M)

 

Details the technical connectivity requirements for customers to connect to CHESS replacement system across all Industry Test Environments

Key chapters:

  • environment overview;

  • connectivity methods;

  • network details; and

  • security details.

Software providers and CHESS users.

  • End July 2021 for ITE1 content

  • End September 2021 for ITE-M content

Connectivity Guide (Security Details) [for ITE1]

System Testing (ITE1)

Inflight Migration Testing (ITE-M)

Details relating to connectivity and certificate management are contained within this guide, certificate template will be provided directly to each organisation as they connect to environment.

Software providers and CHESS users.

Connectivity guide published Oct’21.

Guide to Testing Services

System Testing (ITE1)

Inflight Migration Testing (ITE-M)

Relevant for all phases of Industry Testing.

Provides software providers all necessary information on the relevant phases of Industry Testing in order for organisations to plan and operate ITE1 and ITE-M.

Key chapters:

  • phase overviews;

  • environment details including availability, system events;

  • test kits, set-up and tooling;

  • workflow and message description;

  • performance testing guidelines;

  • failover testing guidelines; and

  • inflight migration testing guidelines.

Software providers are the target audience, however CHESS users may also be interested in the content.

  • End September 2021 for software provider phases

  • End November 2021 for performance testing and Inflight Migration chapters

Failover and Recovery Guide

System Testing (ITE1)

Information relating to failover testing, what components will fail and proposed frequency.

Software providers are the target audience, however CHESS users may also be interested in the content.

End September 2021

CHESS UI User Guide

System Testing (ITE1)

This documentation provides details on the new features, business functionality available when using the new CHESS User Interface browser.

This user guide covers:

  • onboarding and security;

  • technical details - supported browsers, accessibility; and

  • CHESS UI features - accounts, settlement instructions, payments, mFunds, message centre, workflow user management.

Software providers and CHESS users.

Full ITE1 functionality published in the CHESS UI user guide since end September 2021. Incremental updates will be made and will be indicated as part of documentation release notes.

Accreditation Guide

Technical Accreditation (ITE1)

Provides an overview of the CHESS Replacement technical accreditation test phase and sets expectations regarding conduct and expected results.

Key chapters:

  • technical accreditation process;

  • connectivity scenarios;

  • message scenarios; and

  • assisted scenarios.

Software providers, as required to complete the Technical Accreditation stage gate.

End November 2021 

 

6.3 CHESS User Readiness Timeline

 

6.4 Cutover & Migration Timeline

Details around Cutover and Migration including Dress Rehearsals will be covered in detail as part of the Cutover and Migration strategy, due to be published externally December 2021.

Cutover and migration support documentation, entry and exit timelines:

Document

Testing Phase

Purpose of Document

Audience

Target Date for External Publication

Document

Testing Phase

Purpose of Document

Audience

Target Date for External Publication

Cutover and Migration Strategy

Planning

Market Dress Rehearsals (To Be Prod)

This deliverable will cover:

  • introduction to the Cutover and Migration Strategy;

  • inflight transaction and how they will be handled; and

  • indicative cutover weekend timeline.

Software providers, CHESS users and other interested parties

End of December 2021

Rationale for a single cutover

Market Dress Rehearsals (To Be Prod)

Details the rationale for the single cutover weekend.

Software providers and CHESS users

Q1 2022

Security Guide [for Cutover and Migration]

(see above)

Market Dress Rehearsals (To Be Prod)

 

Details of security settings to access CHESS replacement will be provided directly to each organisation as they connect to each environment.

Software providers and CHESS users

Issued directly to each organisation upon application to access one of the testing environments.

Updated Connectivity Guide [to include Cutover and Migration]

(see above)

Market Dress Rehearsals (To Be Prod)

 

Details the technical connectivity requirements for customers to connect to CHESS replacement system across all Industry Test Environments

Key chapters:

  • environment overview;

  • connectivity methods;

  • network details; and

  • security details.

CHESS users

End of April 2022

Updated Guide to Testing Services [to include Post MDR Day 1]

(see above)

Market Dress Rehearsals (To Be Prod)

Updated to be relevant for cutover and migration.

Provide CHESS users with all necessary information for organisations to plan and operate during Post MDR Day 1 testing

CHESS users

End of July 2022

Migration Dress Rehearsal (MDRs) Overview

Market Dress Rehearsals (To Be Prod)

The purpose of this document is to provide CHESS users all relevant information required to prepare for the Market Dress Rehearsals including key milestones across the weekend, success criteria, escalation and support contacts.

Key chapters:

  • timing for key milestones across the cutover weekend;

  • communication plan and support contacts; and

  • entry and Exit criteria including Go / No Go measures.

CHESS users

End of July 2022

Cutover Weekend Runbook

Market Dress Rehearsals (To Be Prod)

Provides CHESS users key tasks and milestones with an outline of detailed steps including planned timing.

CHESS users

Planned for publication 2 weeks out from each cutover event, as per below:

  • MDR1 - End September 22

  • MDR2 - End January 23

  • MDR3 - End February 23