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Are you looking to understand more about how Work Items, Planning, Build, SCM and other concepts of Rational Team Concert (RTC) integrate?
The Rational Team Concert process fundamentals wiki provides a basic introduction of the underlying concepts of RTC and provides information to help you understand some of the basic fundamentals that will help to start and customize a new project. [Read more…]
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Preview Maximo Work Centers - Maximo Work centers provide simplified, user focused applications via visual, responsive designs! Become familiar with these new work centers TODAY by accessing the Maximo Preview site! This video shows you how to access this site to learn more details on their components and functionality. Video by Pam Denny, IBM Maximo Analytics Architect
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If you are planning upgrades to any of your IBM products in 2016, you will want to review the Support Lifecycle page first to determine if the product versions currently installed have reached (or are nearing) their end of support. There are a number of product versions that are scheduled for End of Support in 2016.
The End of support (EOS) date listed is the last date on which IBM will deliver standard support services for a given version/release of a product. This does not include any extended support contracts you may have with IBM, so please refer to your specific documentation if your agreements go beyond standard support.
For a deeper understanding and navigation tips, watch the IBME
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Information regarding planned End of Support (EOS) dates for IBM products is documented in Software Support Lifecycle. The Announcement letters are also published to provide advanced notification of upcoming EOS updates.
EOS information is available in advance of planned dates to provide you with sufficient time to start planning your upgrades to newer product versions. When planning your upgrades, you should review the product versions you currently have installed and check to see if they have reached (or are nearing) their end of support. Below is a list of the most recently announced End of Support dates for some of our Watson Internet of Things products:
Further information about the withdrawal from support dates for the above listed products is available in Software withdrawal and service discontinuance: IBM Middleware, IBM Security, IBM Analytics, IBM Storage Software, and IBM z Systems select products - Some replacements available.
To help you get a better understanding of the stages of the IBM Product Lifecycle, including End of Support, refer to this video: Wha
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Looking for information to help with the planning and installation of your IoT Continuous Engineering solution?
The IBM Internet of Things (IoT) Continuous Engineering Solution is an integrated solution for systems lifecycle management. The combination of products, components, and practices is built on an open integration platform so you can share plans and requirements, model artifacts, and manage testing while applying best practices and built-in process guidance.
Below we have pulled together a collection of reference material from the Deployment wiki on Jazz.net:
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Being on the IBM TRIRIGA Support team, I have seen my share of PMRs where the customer is reporting a performance issue. The intent of this blog is provide you with sufficient information so that you can at least be ahead of the ball when it comes down to determining the root cause of your IBM TRIRIGA performance issues.
First and foremost, I need to make it clear that performance can be affected by a wide range of components. Network latency, insufficient memory or CPUs on the key servers, older Java releases either being used by the application and process servers as well as on client machines, and the list goes on. We will focus only on the application in this blog post. Other components should be addressed by the appropriate IT groups like the network support, database support, and server support teams.
Second, you should review and understand the Best Practices for System Performance. The URL below will take you to a wiki page where you can get to a copy of the PDF document. Share this guide with your IT teams as it describes some detailed information regarding tuning of those other components. Ultimately, however, your IT teams may determine that their parts of the TRIRIGA infrastructure and optimally tuned. The rest of this blog post will deal with actions TRIRIGA administrators can take to identify bottlenecks and begin the process of tuning the application.
URL to Best Practices for System Performance:
Third, as a TRIRIGA Administrator, you should review performance on a regular basis. If your installation is used heavily, your performance tuning activities may need to be done on a weekly basis. If your TRIRIGA implementation is relatively small, then you might consider performance tuning activities on a monthly, quarterly, annually or some other basis. As the title of this blog post suggests, you should not simply assume that you need to do performance tuning when you first install the product and never do it again. As the database grows, performance may degrade. The application takes steps to minimize the degradation through the daily cleanup process, but that is only a small part of the tuning. Just as your car requires periodic maintenance to perform optimally, so to does the TRIRIGA application.
Your best tool for analyzing TRIRIGA performance is the performance log. In a future post, I will provide more detail on how to analyze the performance log. For now, I will simply provide instructions on how to get the data required for further analysis. Below is a step by step process to follow for gathering performance related information.
1) Login to the Admin Console
2) Click on Platform Logging in the Managed Objects section on the left side of the screen.
3) On the right side of the screen is a list of categories that have a hierarchical structure. Scroll down to the Performance Timings category.
4) Click on the check box immediately in front of Performance Timings. This will cause all of the subcategories to be checked.
5) Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Apply button.
6) At this point, performance logging is turned on and the performance.log file should appear in the TRIRIGA directory structure in the log sub-directory.
7) Perform activities that users have indicated are poorly performing. This action, along with other actions taking place at the time of the testing, will get logged to the performance.log file.
8) Once you have completed the process of recreating the performance issue, log back into the Admin Console and turn off the performance logging.
9) Perform analysis of the resulting performance.log. (The details of this will be the subject of my next blog post.)
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Performance Troubleshooting - This page is the starting point for information and techniques to help diagnose performance issues when using the IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) family of products (Rational Team Concert, Rational Requirements Composer, and Rational Quality Manager). The situations listed in this deployment wiki article are divided into two groups: situations likely to be encountered by administrators, and situations likely to be encountered by users of the CLM products. If you are new to troubleshooting, see How to start a troubleshooting assessment, and Data Collection Basics. Also, take the time to review Common Jazz hardware configuration and performance impact overview.
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Passport Advantage and Fix Central Explained - This video describes the differences between Passport Advantage Online and Fix Central for obtaining software release downloads and fixes.
One of the best ways to have the specific version changes (change Set) into the RTC Repository workspace (Sandbox)
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One of the Best ways to have the specific version changes (change Set) into the Rational Team Concert (RTC) Repository workspace (Sandbox)
Please find the below scenario and use case as an example:
1) UserA Eg: Hello.java created 20 version
2) UserA <Lock> the file hello.java version.
3) UserA Repository worksapce Set Flow target <Bi-Directional> to Stream
Note: UserB needs only Specific Version into the Repository workspace.
4) UserB Repository workspace Set Flow target <Uni-Directional> (incoming) from Stream.
5) UserB Repository workspace Check the <Pending Changes> into the Stream.
6) UserB Repository workspace Select the Specific (for example, Hello.java version 10 ) <Change Set> and <Accept> the changes from <Pending Changes>.
7) UserB Repository workspace Select the Specific option <Merge Initial Change Sets>
8) UserB Repository workspace Opens the <Change to Merge Editor> under the < Resulting Change Set > Click <Complete> and <Ok> . Closing Editor click <ok>
Note: UserB gets to see the specific changes in the UserB Repository Workspace and Workspace Changes will not flow into the Stream since its Unidirectional changes. Also, the file can’t be modified since it is locked by UserA.
On-demand Webinar: Maximizing Asset Performance with Analytics and AI for Energy and Utility Organizations
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Maximizing Asset Performance with Analytics and AI for Energy and Utility Organizations is an on-demand webinar that you can replay at your leisure.
Terry Saunders, Worldwide Utilities Industry Leader, IBM Cognitive Applications
Etienne Pelletier, Senior Offering Manager, IBM Watson IoT
In this webinar Terry and Etienne talk about the current challenges and changes facing utilities.
Watch it here!
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Join the webinar to learn how MBSE can:
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Convergence of Operations, Maintenance and Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry – View this on-demand webinar, at your convenience to hear from David Turner, Global Industry Leader - Government, Oil and Gas for Asset Management, IBM. Listen to David talk about how software can help institutionalize a safety culture while concurrently improving operational and maintenance efficiency.
Join this 30-minute webinar to learn about:
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On the lighter side
As we step away for the July 4th holiday here in the U.S. I thought I’d lighten things up a bit. We all want to do things that we enjoy, have a job that we look forward to going to every day, or have a hobby that brings out our creative or fun side. IBM Fellow, John Cohn, has a passion for making things and enjoys getting others excited about making things as well. Read the article John Cohn: professional mad scientist and dedicated maker to learn more about some of the unusual things that John has been involved with. It will hopefully put a smile on your face and maybe get you thinking about what you are passionate about.
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If your current version of Rhapsody Design Manager (RDM) is v5.0.2, you can now directly upgrade to v6.0.1; previously you must upgrade to v6.0 first. Note that the direct upgrade process is only supported from version 5.0.2 interim fix (so called iFix) 011 or higher, so you still need to apply the
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Find great ways to develop smart and connected products and application lifecycle management solutions using our new Previews tool: http
In a preview, an expert guides you step-by-step through the various products in the IBM IoT continuous engi
How Previews Work - This video explains how to quickly and easily preview IBM Internet of Things continuous engineering products. Learn the various ways that you can use our fun instructional videos while getting some hand-on experience with each tool.
After watching the video above, head on over to our new Previews tool for more tool specific videos and information at: http
Once you’re in a product like Rational DOORS Next Generation or Rational Quality Manager, follow the guide around, then explore a fully-developed sample project like Adaptive Cruise Control on your own for a deeper experience and understanding.
What’s currently in Previews is just a start. We’ll continue to enhance it with more sample projects and more product demos so if you don’t see what you’re looking for, be sure to check back with us soon. If you’d like to provide feedback, send an email to email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you.
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If you are looking to build up your expertise with IBM Maximo Anywhere installations, you might want to check this out!
Our Information Development team has been busy producing a series of new educational videos that provide a walk-through of IBM Maximo Anywhere installations.
Refer to Buil
You can view the full list of videos in this playlist: IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.2 Installation (DB2, WebSphere Liberty, Android)
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Continuous Engineering and Collaborative Lifecycle Management 6.0.6 is now available!
This release continues to help teams engineer, deliver, and maintain the smart and connected products and systems that contribute to an industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and that drive innovation and productivity in our societies.
Similar to previous releases, version 6.0.6 focuses on these themes:
Check out this blog post for additional information and details about new features: Now
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Sharing a series of newly published educational videos. The following videos will walk you through an installation of IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3 that uses Oracle Database 12c and an Android mobile device.
You can view the full playlist at IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 Installation (Oracle Database 12c, WebSphere Liberty, Android)
1. IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 - Installation overview - This video describes an overview of the installation process for IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3.
2. IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 - Installing the Oracle SE Development Kit 7 - This video describes installing the Oracle SE Development Kit version 7 for IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3.
3. IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 - Installing the Android SDK tools - This video describes installing the Android SDK tools for IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3.
4. IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 - Required components - This video describes the required components for IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3.
5. IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 - Installing the required components - This video describes installing the required components for IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3.
6. IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 - Verifying the required components - This video describes verifying the required components for IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3.
7. IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 - Installing IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core - This video describes installing IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core for IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3.
8. IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 - Creating Oracle Database 12c instance and users for IBM MobileFirst - This video describes creating the Oracle Database 12c instance and users for IBM Mobilefirst for IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3.
9. IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 - Installing IBM Mobilefirst Part 1 - This video describes installing IBM Mobilefirst for IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3.
10. IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 - Installing IBM Mobilefirst Part 2 - This video describes installing IBM Mobilefirst for IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3.
11. IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 - Installing IBM Mobilefirst Part 3 - This video describes installing IBM Mobilefirst for IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3.
12. IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 - Creating an IBM MobileFirst runtime environment - This video describes creating an IBM Mobilefirst runtime environment for IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3.
13. IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 - Setting up security and users - This video describes setting up security and users for IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3.
14. IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.3 - Downloading and launching apps from Google Play store - This video describes downloading and launching apps from the Google Play store for IBM Maximo Anywhere version 7.6.3.
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New videos are available for the latest 6.0.6 version of IBM Jazz Reporting Service.
New version availability: IBM Maximo for Aviation, IBM Maximo Asset Configuration Manager and IBM Maximo for Service Providers
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Check out these new Maximo product versions:
IBM Maximo for Aviation V7.6.5
IBM Maximo Asset Configuration Manager V7.6.5
IBM Maximo for Service Providers V7.6.3.
These new versions offer improved asset management with new capabilities and enhanced support.
IBM Maximo for Aviation V7.6.5 adds the following new capabilities:
IBM Maximo Asset Configuration Manager V7.6.5 improves:
IBM Maximo for Managed Service Providers V7.6.3 and IBM Maximo for Internal Service Providers V7.6.3 add:
For more information see: Announcement letter 217-102
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Two new articles on Jazz.net to help you with your RTC source control and JRS reports!
New Source Control features in Rational Team Concert 6.0.4 - As you may have seen in What’s new in Rational Team Concert 6.0.4, several new features were added to Rational Team Concert (RTC) source control. I would like to highlight a few of the features in this post: Operation History, Check-in Advisors, and Code Review [Read more...]
How to import the scaled agile reports – successfully! Are you interested in taking advantage of the IBM Jazz Reporting Service (JRS) reports delivered to support enterprise scaled agile environments but aren’t sure how to get started? Maybe you’ve tried to import them but haven’t been successful? Or maybe you aren’t using the Scaled Agile Framework ® (SAFe®) specifically, but still want some of the great reports we have and are unsure whether you can use them? If that’s you, read on… and be sure to take a look at the new video we’ve posted to show you exactly how to do this: Jazz Reporting Service: Import the Scaled Agile (SAFe) reports. [Read more...]
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A new release of Maximo Asset Management 126.96.36.199 is available.
New features and capabilities in Maximo Asset Management 188.8.131.52 include updates to Work Centers, new Administration and Inventory Work Centers, and a new wizard option.
Here are some highlights of where you’ll see changes in this release:
For a full list of the new features and capabilities that are available in this release, see New in Maximo Asset Management 184.108.40.206
Additional documentation is available in Maximo Asset Management 220.127.116.11 documentation
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The new release of IBM Engineering Reporting 18.104.22.168 introduces some quality improvements and enhancements to the reporting applications.
Here are some highlights of what you will find in this new release:
Jazz Reporting Service (JRS)
Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Publishing (PUB) V22.214.171.124 (previously Rational Publishing Engine)
Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Engineering Insights V126.96.36.199 (previously IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager)
For further information about the product renames, see Renaming the IBM Continuous Engineering Portfolio
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Rational License Key Server Administration and Reporting Tool (ART) and Administration Agent Refresh Pack 2 (188.8.131.52) for Version 8.1.5 was made available September 20, 2017.
Here is a quick peek at what’s new:
For information about downloading this fix (and fixes available for other versions) refer to Fix list for Rational Common Licensing.
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Program Board - Rational Team Concert 220.127.116.11 - This video demonstrates the new Program Board feature available in Rational Team Concert 18.104.22.168.
A new Program Board application is available from the plans menu. The Program Board shows the relationship between blocked by and depends on relationships for a set of work items scoped to a given timeline and project. It is useful for quickly identifying if there is a work item in your project that has a dependency on another work item but is attempting to be delivered or planned for a later sprint. In SAFe methodology, the Program Board provides transparency and visibility of the dependencies and enables the organization to address these by ensuring that features are delivered early enough in various sprints to avoid delays in delivery. The Program Board graphical visualization of dependencies can be used with any methodology (not just SAFe) that has parent child relationships and uses the blocked by and depends-on feature of work items to denote dependencies.
Note: If you have seen the RTC 6.0.6 technical preview of this feature, you will notice a considerable amount of changes in this release.
For additional information see:
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Query Organization Using Tags - Rational Team Concert 6 0 6 1 - This video demonstrates the new web-based tagged queries feature in Rational Team Concert 22.214.171.124
This release adds the ability to organize work item queries by using tags. This feature is available as a technical preview. This feature supports grouping queries by tags on the My Queries and Shared Queries tabs. The tags can represent a hierarchy of folders. For example, the tag 126.96.36.199 / iFix003 / verification (release / iFix / type) displays with a root of 188.8.131.52, a child iFix003, and a nested child verification. You can organize your queries with new tags or existing tags.
For more details on the feature, see [CCM] Query organization using tags in web client - Technology Preview (472270)
To provide feedback on the feature, add a comment in [CCM] Query organization using tags in web client GA (474454)
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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 new Items Master training module has been added to the Maximo 7.6 training. The training simulations have a short lecture, an exercise and end with a short quiz. Each simulation will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete and can be repeated as many times as necessary. The training is open to all Business Partners and Customers at no cost. Please feel free to share this link as well so others may benefit from this trai
The Items Master Module topics and simulations include:
So check out the new Items Master module today at: http