IBM Rational Solution for Test Automation V9.1 delivers new capabilities for continuous testing and service virtualizationIBM Europe Software Announcement ZP17-0182
March 14, 2017
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|At a glance|
The modern enterprise deploys mobile and multichannel web applications to reach new customers and business opportunities. These applications are connected to corporate systems using a wide variety of middleware and integration platforms. IBM® Rational® Solution for Test Automation offers these benefits:
- Ensures the integrity and quality of these customer-reaching business processes.
- Saves time and cost with an integrated quality management platform that supports continuous application delivery.
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Rational Solution for Test Automation V9.1 helps to accelerate end-to-end testing of multichannel, interconnected applications, with new features for service virtualization, performance, and web UI testing.
An integral part of the Rational solution for DevOps, the Rational Test Workbench offerings enable continuous testing for faster software delivery across the enterprise. The offerings include the following:
- Rational Test Workbench
- Rational Test Virtualization Server
- Rational Performance Test Server
- Rational Performance Tester
- Rational Functional Tester
- Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality
Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester is enhanced to maximize test coverage in the shortest possible time, by setting up distributed testing and running several Web UI tests and compound tests simultaneously on several remote computers, for several operating systems and browsers. The product now offers a native Jenkins integration that allows running Web UI tests on a Jenkins server and using a Jenkins build step. Rational Test Workbench Web UI now has improved browser navigation support with actions such as GotoURL, Maximize, and restore. It provides the ability to export a Web UI test to a text file and to split a Web UI or mobile test while recording from the annotations toolbar.
Service virtualization now supports the latest versions of many technologies. It also supports additional cloud functions; many new network protocols are now supported for use by virtual services running within Docker containers.
Rational Performance Tester has expanded its Web Analytics capabilities, including
- An Executive Summary
- Low Intensity Performance Testing trending charts
- Stacked bar charts
- Individual scales in graphs
- Enhanced usability for result comparisons
- An easy way to share URLs among team members
The HTTP test extension has added support for Google Web Toolkit 2.7 and 2.8. The HTTP and SOA test extensions have added Push support for HTTP/2 (beta). The ability to automatically generate pre- and post-processor code to test actions is now available.
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Requires Capilano Components (IBM Installation Manager and IBM Packaging Utility) and fix packs.
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|Planned availability date|
March 16, 2017
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Rational Solution for Test Automation Version 9.0 includes the following offerings and capabilities:
Rational Test Workbench
- Integration with IBM API Connect
- Support for compressed content in messages
- Updated support for IBM WebSphere® Application Server, MQ, z/OS®, and Software AG webMethods
Mobile and Unified Web UI test automation
- Enhanced browser semantics
- GWT 2.7 and 2.8
- Ease of use and prioritized RFEs
- Web UI load testing in the cloud
- Private cloud load agents for performance testing
- Ease of use and prioritized requests for enhancements
Rational Test Virtualization Server and Rational Performance Test Server
- Virtual services hosted in Docker containers now support a wide variety of network protocols.
- Updated infrastructure provides more resiliency for virtual services.
Note: Rational Performance Test Server supports load and performance testing. It does not offer service virtualization. Depending on the license type you choose, Rational Test Virtualization Server can offer both load and virtualization.
Accessibility by people with disabilities
A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details about accessibility compliance, can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.
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|Program number||VRM||Program name|
|5725-G79||9.1.0||IBM Rational Test Workbench|
|5725-G94||9.1.0||IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server|
|5725-G93||9.1.0||IBM Rational Performance Test Server|
|5724-J96||9.1.0||IBM Rational Performance Tester|
|5724-S34||9.1.0||IBM Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality|
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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.
More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.
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Technical documentation can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.
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Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.
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Specified operating environment
Disk space: 3 GB of free disk space (full install)
Display: Minimum 1024 x 768 resolution by using 256 colors (or higher for best results)
Memory: 4 GB, or greater, of RAM
Processor: Minimum 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor or equivalent
- AIX 7.1 POWER® System - Big Endian
- AIX 6.1 POWER System - Big Endian
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 x86-64
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS x86-32
- RHEL 5.3 Advanced Platform x86-32
- RHEL Server 6.2 IBM z Systems
- RHEL 5 Advanced Platform x86-32
- RHEL 5.2 Advanced Platform x86-32
- RHEL 5.5 Advanced Platform x86-64
- RHEL Workstation 6 x86-64
- RHEL 5.8 Advanced Platform x86-32
- RHEL 5 Desktop editions x86-32
- RHEL 5 Server POWER System - Big Endian
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop x86-32
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11.0 x86-32
- RHEL 5.4 Advanced Platform x86-64
- SLED 11.0 x86-64
- RHEL 5.8 Advanced Platform x86-64
- RHEL Server 6.2 IA64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 x86-32
- RHEL Client 6 x86-32
- RHEL Server 6 IBM z Systems
- RHEL 5 Desktop editions x86-64
- RHEL 5.4 Advanced Platform x86-32
- RHEL 5.7 Advanced Platform x86-64
- RHEL Workstation 6 x86-32
- RHEL 5 Server x86-32
- RHEL 5.6 Advanced Platform x86-32
- RHEL 5.3 Server x86-32
- RHEL 5 Advanced Platform x86-64
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86-64
- RHEL 5.1 Advanced Platform x86-32
- RHEL 5.6 Advanced Platform x86-64
- RHEL Server 6 x86-32
- SLES 11 x86-64
- RHEL 5.4 Server x86-32
- RHEL 5 Server x86-64
- RHEL 5.3 Advanced Platform x86-64
- RHEL 5.2 Advanced Platform x86-64
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x86-64
- RHEL Client 6 x86-64
- RHEL 5.5 Advanced Platform x86-32
- RHEL 5.1 Advanced Platform x86-64
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS x86-32
- RHEL 5.7 Advanced Platform x86-32
- RHEL 5.5 Server x86-32
- OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 x86-64
- OS X Mavericks 10.9 x86-64
- OS X Lion 10.7.3 x86-64
- OS X Yosemite 10.10 x86-64
- iOS 8
- iOS 6.1
- Android 4.4
- Android 4.0
- Android 2.3
- Android 4.2
- iOS 8.1
- Android 4.3
- iOS 7
- iOS 7.1
- Android 4.1
- Solaris 10 SPARC
- Solaris 11 SPARC
- Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x86-32
- Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition x86-64
- Windows 8 Professional x86-64
- Windows Vista Business x86-32
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Enterprise Edition x86-64
- Windows 8 Standard x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition x86-64
- Windows Vista Enterprise x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition x86-64
- Windows 8.1 Enterprise x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 Web Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2012 Essentials Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2012 Foundation Edition x86-64
- Windows Vista Ultimate x86-32
- Windows Vista Enterprise x86-32
- Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition x86-32
- Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
- Windows 8 Enterprise x86-64
- Windows 8 Enterprise x86-32
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition x86-64
- Windows Vista Business x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Datacenter Edition x86-64
- Windows 8 Standard x86-32
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Standard Edition x86-64
- Windows 8.1 Standard x86-64
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition x86-64
- Windows 8 Professional x86-32
- Windows 8.1 Professional x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition x86-64
- Windows Vista Ultimate x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition x86-64
- Windows 8.1 Professional ARM
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License Information number
|License ID||Document Name|
|L-LARN-AJ8P29||IBM Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality 9.0.1|
|L-LARN-AJ8NZ2||IBM Rational Integration Tester Starter Edition 9.0.1|
|L-LARN-AJ8NYK||IBM Rational Performance Tester Starter Edition 9.0.1|
|L-LARN-AJ8NWA||IBM Rational Test Workbench Starter Edition 9.0.1|
|L-LARN-AJ8NMT||IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server 9.0.1|
|L-LARN-AJ8NM8||IBM Rational Performance Test Server 9.0.1|
|L-LARN-AJ8NLF||IBM Rational Functional Tester 188.8.131.52|
|L-LARN-AJ8NKR||IBM Rational Performance Tester 9.0.1|
|L-LARN-AJ8NJB||IBM Rational Test Workbench 184.108.40.206|
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