IBM Rational System Architect

Rational® System Architect® enables business managers and IT professionals to plan, model, and execute changes to improve their business strategy and process as well as the IT systems and infrastructure that support them, enabling successful enterprise planning and transformation.

Evaluate Rational System Architect online, without installing or configuring it on your own system. To learn as much as possible about the product in a short amount of time, use the preconfigured evaluation guidebooks and sample data contained in the trial.

Note: When you start your online trial, you will have four hours to explore the product. If you need additional time, you can sign in again.

Online trial prerequisites

Client software
Sandboxes use the Citrix Receiver to connect your workstation to the remote server running the IBM product you are evaluating.

You will need to download the latest Receiver appropriate for your operating system.

Citrix Receiver 3.4 shows poor performance in some environments and will time out before a connection is made. We recommend unistalling 3.4 and using Citrix 3.3 if this occurs.

Note: When you install the Receiver, you are asked at the last step of the installation to provide a work email or server address. (The screen captures show how the prompts look on a Windows™ system.)

Figure 1
The Citrix Receiver asks for work email or server address

Do not fill in this field. Instead, click Cancel and then Yes to cancel out of the setup, as shown in this figure:

Figure 2
The Citrix Receiver asks for confirmation that you are canceling out of the request for an email address or server request

At this point, the installation has completed successfully and you may go on to use the Sandox.

If you do not have the Citrix online plugin installed when you attempt to access the online trial, you will be prompted to install it.

If you're having trouble installing the plugin, go to the Citrix eDocs and search on "receiver".

Supported browsers
Microsoft Internet Explorer V6 or later and Mozilla Firefox V1.5 or later are supported.

Connection speed
We recommend that you use a high-speed connection while evaluating software online. Because the session you will be using is running remotely over the Internet with unpredictable delays and latencies, you should not use your experience with the session as a guide to the performance of the tools when installed in a local environment.

During your online trial, you can use your own data and files to try out real-world scenarios on the IBM server. To ensure your privacy, all data and projects are deleted automatically from the remote server at the end of your trial session. Your data files cannot be seen by others, and cannot be retrieved from the remote server after the trial period ends.

Connectivity FAQs
Having problems getting connected? Check our connectivity FAQs for solutions to common problems. Or, visit our connectivity forum to submit technical questions about using online trials.

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