Sizing recommendations for planning migration of data from Rational DOORS to Rational DOORS Next Generation
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Are you considering migrating your data from Rational DOORS to Rational DOORS Next Generation(RDNG)?
Are you looking for guidance and best practice before you begin to be successful first time?
If so, then your starting point is definitely the detailed guidance on developerWorks on how to Migr
New Sizing and Best Practice Guide on Jazz.net's Deployment wiki
Since the developerWorks article was published, we realized that more detailed sizing information was required prior to executing the migration of data packages from DOORS 9 to RDNG. We collated pertinent sizing information from the Rati
There are significant improvements to the import timings with RDNG 6.0.2 release, so please refer to this article if you are evaluating an existing or future migration as this could indeed be an influencing factor.
The document details:
Sizing Guidelines for Rational DOORS Next Generation 6.x
Recommendations on the maximum sizes of your modules, projects and repositories so as to maximize your success when importing your packages and working in the future within RDNG.
The considerations for hardware are simplified from guidance published elsewhere in the Deployment wiki, but here they are explained within the context of how to plan for your new world.
Guidance on how to convert your Rational DOORS modules prior to migration
Invariably there will be modules and projects within DOORS 9 which will not match up to the guidance prescribed for RDNG. Use this section to understand how to easily manipulate your data before migrating.
What if the data to be migrated exceeds the recommendations?
The guidance is clearly aimed for the general use cases and is very much our strongest recommendation.
It is understood that there are very large enterprise requirements management estates out there. It is recommended that you contact IBM if this applies to you.
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Maximo 7.6 JSON API - Getting Started: Session 1 covering an introduction to the Maximo JSON API
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The Jazz architecture allows for multiple instances of specific application servers, such as the Change and Configuration Management (CCM) application (Rational Team Concert), Quality Management (QM) application (Rational Quality Manager) and Requirements Management (RM) application (DOORS Next Gen). These application servers are registered to a common Jazz Team Server (JTS) to form a CLM Instance. The architecture further allows multiple CLM Instances to be formed. You should be aware of the tradeoffs and architectural considerations when multiple instances are needed in order to scale to support your user population/load.
The following article on jazz.net provides details about application, server and architectural considerations in addition to functional differences that you should review while planning: Planning for multiple Jazz application server instances
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In DOORS 9, it is not possible via the user interface to manage the "baseline power" for users.
But it is possible to modify the original behavior of DOORS by editing a DXL file and by creating a "special" group for those users.
When a user attempts to create a baseline from the UI, this code will be executed and only users in the group will be able to create baseline.
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In an effort to continuously deliver product enha
Check out the following downloads which include information about product enha
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A tag is a defined value that you can add to configurations to filter the artifacts.
Use content assist to conveniently tag work items in the Eclipse client or Web UI work item editor.
For a particular Project Area, you can identify a list of tags available in work-item in IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) and export them.
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With the new CLM 6.0.1 and upcoming IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) releases, IBM WAS Liberty has replaced the Apache Tomcat application server. The current documentation will not assist you to configure the WAS Liberty to run as a Windows service.
There is an existing Enhancement Request for the same:
As a workaround, you can use the Apache Commons Daemon as an option.
Steps to create the service using Apache Commons Daemon to run CLM 6.0.1 in IBM WAS Liberty:
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Eclipse Memory Analyzer Tool (MAT) for analyzing heap dumps and identifying memory leaks from JVMs and reduce memory consumption.
This supports the IBM system dumps, heap-dumps and Sun HPROF binary dumps.
Provides memory leak detection and footprint analysis, shows areas of memory wastage. Displays Stack trace with object references.
Overview of the dump including Java heap size and total number of objects
Path to GC Roots
Provides the reference chain that prevents an object being garbage collection. Displays Stack trace with object references.
Dominator Tree grouped by Class Loader
Provides memory leak detection and footprint analysis Objects by Class, Dominator Tree Analysis, Path to GC Roots, Dominator Tree by Class Loader.
As a use-case to troubleshoot or identify the problem, MAT has been used to analyze the memory leak:
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Are you planning an upgrade of your CLM products? Looking for information about the latest available fixes, system requirements and alerts or security bulletins that may impact your upgrade decisions?
CLM Fix list
A list of CLM releases (4.0.7 and later) and details about the latest available fixes has been organized in Fix list for IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management. This document contains a complete listing of releases, refreshes, fix packs and interim fixes sorted by version for IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management. It also contains a list of APAR fixes that are included in each release broken down by individual product/component.
When planning your upgrade, you should also review your existing systems and software for potential compatibility issues. Refer to the Detailed System Requirements reports which include details about supported operating systems, related software, hypervisors and hardware requirements; including component-level details. Links to individual reports for the latest versions are included below:
Alerts and Security Bulletins
Details about Alerts and Security Bulletin updates are also import to consider when upgrading and can be found in the Flashes, alerts and bulletins for Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management section of the IBM Support Portal.
Additional information about upgrading can also be found in the
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After installing CAD Integrator on a CAD users machine and assigning the appropriate security groups and licenses, does the user get an error indicating that they do not have a valid CAD Integrator license? Do not panic! This blog is meant especially for you.
The likely cause of the problem is that a problem occurred during the license assignment process. First, double check that the users profile contains the license. If it is missing there, be sure to add it. Second, go to License Manager and click on the radio button next to IBM TRIRIGA CAD Inte
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Have you upgraded your IBM TRIRIGA platform only to find that you cannot see any of the graphics that were visible in your previous platform release. If so, you may want to reprocess your drawings.Please note that reprocessing your drawings can take some time, so you might want to plan this process to run during off peak hours.
To reprocess your drawings, follow these steps.
1 - As an application administrator, login to the IBM TRIRIGA Admin Console.
2 - Click on the radio button next to Database Manager
3 - Click on the link titled "Reprocess published drawings".
Under certain conditions, the reprocessing of your CAD drawings may have encountered issues during the upgrade process. It is important to always review the server log file from the 1st server startup after an upgrade. In the case of your drawings, look for "Reprocessing" in the log file. Most of the entries after that line will contain information about the reprocessing of each individual drawing. If a drawing is processed without issue, you should see a series of 7 informational messages starting with "DXF: Processing Header "to "DXF: EOF" if there is a problem during the reprocessing process, you will likely see either an error or warning message between those two informational messages. If that is the case, you will want to follow the steps outlined above once the upgrade processing has completed on that 1st server.
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A common question in a new installation is where is the Real Estate Lease Abstract Offline Form as it is not in the Lease Abstract Offline in Tools Data Utilities?
Why is that so?
When you have a new install and you go to the manual to follow the instructions how to use the Real Estate Lease Abstract Offline Form the instructions point out that you must navigate to the Tools -> Data Utilities -> Lease Abstract Online and work with the Real Estate Lease Abstract Offline Form there.
But when you do so, the list is empty... Is the Real Estate Lease Abstract Offline Form a separate download in Passport Advantage or IBM Fix Central you might ask.
Not really, the Real Estate Lease Abstract Offline Form is indeed in TRIRIGA, but in another place.
The form must be downloaded first, and the spreadsheet populated, check out how:
There you go, a fresh new form out of the oven for you
Where documents go when they are uploaded may not make a difference to the average user as long as they are uploaded and can be viewed. However, to some people, where they get uploaded to does make a difference. Do they go into named folders or do they go elsewhere? Where do the files go when they are uploaded?
Where a document goes is determined by the context of the record. How does one tell what the context is? The context is determined by the 2 “buttons” at the upper right hand corner of the main portal screen for Company and Project, as shown below.
If you select Project, which you can see by the screen shot below, it shows the project name, when a document is uploaded, it will go into a named folder as shown below.
If you select Company, then it will upload into a file structure like the screen shot below illustrates.
So if support ever asks you what the context of the record is, it is referring to those 2 buttons at the top of the screen: Company or Project. We are looking for where your document went. You will not see those folder structures unless you are in Document Manager. And in many cases, users are not going to have access to Document Manager so they will not have access to it. Overall, it is good knowledge to where your document is going so if problems arise, you know where to look.
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DOORS 9 - RQM integration : How to update link properties in DOORS after renaming a test case in RQM
After creating a link from RQM artifact to DOORS requirement, if you change the name of the RQM artifact (test case or step of test script), this change is not updated in DOORS : the link description and title in DOORS are still referring to the old name of the RQM artifact.
This is working as designed when the integration between DOORS and RQM uses back-linking (in other words: 2 links are created, 1 in DOORS and 1 in RQM)
There are 2 ways to correct this issue :
- Manually edit the link description in DOORS
- Run a DXL script on your DOORS module that will query RQM to gather the name of the RQM artifact for each link to RQM in the module. Then it updates the description and title of those links.