IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions
~ How to do stuff ~
By Kevin Baldwin -
Know what versions of Rational Performance Tester (RPT) are currently supported or planned for use with ITCAM for Transactions
RPT can be used to record and upload robotic script tests to monitor HTTP or HTTPS web applications, SAP, Siebel, or Citrix applications for performance and/or availability.
RPT is a product developed independently of ITCAMfT. This sometimes means there are newer versions of RPT available that are not supported by ITCAMfT.
You might be developing tests that require new features only available in the latest versions of RPT or you might need help with specific RPT issues from RPT support which result in a recommendation to upgrade to a newer version of RPT.
If RPT tests are being developed for export to ITCAMfT it is your responsibility to make sure you only use a version of RPT supported for use with the version of ITCAMfT Robotic Response Time (RRT) agent you have installed or plan to install.
To check what versions of RPT are supported by what versions of ITCAMfT take a look at the ITCAM RPT RFT Robot Support Matrix
- Script playback on the RRT/T6 agent is supported on Windows, AIX and Linux systems
Script export from RPT to ITCAMfT is only supported on Windows
Use the following links for more information:
Prerequisites for ITCAM for Transactions V188.8.131.52
ITCAM for Transactions 7.4: System Requirements and Prerequisites
- The 32 bit architecture option must be selected during RPT installation to prevent export and playback problems.
64 bit Installation option with RPT 8.3
Export from RPT does not export the runtime
- The following operating systems are now supported for playing back scripts recorded in RPT 8.6 that have been exported to ITCAM for Transactions using Rational Integration Support delivered with 184.108.40.206-TIV-CAMRT-IF0021 or later:
Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition
To obtain support for playbacks on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition, RIS and T6/RRT agents need to be upgraded to 220.127.116.11-TIV-CAMRT-FP0001 or later.
- RPT 8.5 and 8.7 are not and will not be supported by ITCAMfT
RPT users needing new features introduced since RPT 8.3.0.x or 8.6.0.x have the following upgrade options:
New feature(s) available in RPT 8.5.0.x or RPT 8.6.0.x:
Upgrade to RPT 8.6 and install 18.104.22.168-TIV-CAMRT-IF0021 or later.
New feature(s) available in RPT 8.5.0.x, RPT 8.6.0.x, RPT 8.7.0.x, or RPT 9.0.0.x:
Upgrade to RPT 9.0 and install 22.214.171.124-TIV-CAMRT-IF0008 or later.
Use this link to check the latest available ITCAMfT 7.4.x Fixpacks and Interim Fixes:
ITCAM for Transactions 7.4 - Interim Fixes and Fixpacks
- ITCAMfT 7.3.x will not support versions of RPT beyond 8.3.0.x
RPT 8.2 is not supported by Rational Support after 30th April 2016:
IBM software support lifecycle - Rational Performance Tester 8.2.x
ITCAMfT will continue to support issues relating to the export and playback of RPT 8.2 scripts on supported versions of RRT/T6 agents.
However, if the issue being investigated needs assistance from RPT support, RPT will need to be upgraded to a version supported by RPT and ITCAM for Transactions.
Refer to the ITCAM RPT RFT Robot Support Matrix to ensure you're using a supported version of the RRT/T6 agent that supports RPT 8.2 or check what versions of ITCAMfT support more recent versions of RPT.
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