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Are you looking to keep up with the latest fixes for the Rational License Key Server?
Look no further. The Fix list for Rational License key Server provides a complete listing of releases, refreshes, fix packs, and interim fixes sorted by version for IBM Rational License Key Server. It also contains a quick view of resolved APARs and a link to the download document. The "What's new" section of the download document describes any new functions or enhancements.
Looking for information to help you prepare for the migration of your existing Rhapsody projects to another version? If so, then you may want to first review the relevant migration issue sections in the Migration to Rational Rhapsody document. This document contains information about issues that you might encounter as you migrate existing IBM Rational Rhapsody projects to another version of the product.
When reviewing the document, it is best to go through the lists in ascending product version order. For example, if you have Rational Rhapsody 220.127.116.11 and are migrating to version 8.0.3, review the migration issues for 18.104.22.168 on the 7.6 tab and then all the migration issues on the 8.0 tab up to and including version 8.0.3.
Complex distributed systems require an automated, layered approach to monitoring. Most organizations monitor key parts of their infrastructure but monitoring typically stops at the application layer because it can be difficult to know what and how to effectively monitor applications without an understanding of the application architecture.
In the CLM Monitoring article, by Vishwanath Ramaswamy, Vaughn Rokosz, and Richard Watts, they describe some key application metrics to monitor and present a high-level overview of the distributed application architecture. They describe briefly what managed beans are and explain how to enable them.
Monitoring your Rational Team concert cluster article by Alexander Bernstein, Vishwanath Ramaswamy, Vaughn Rokosz, Richard Watts - describes how to monitor six key aspects of your clustered Rational Team Concert environment.
The article includes information on the following topics:
The Continuous Engineering teams have delivered a number of new product releases over the last few weeks. These releases include a number of fixes and enhancements. We've included highlights of some of the enhancements below.
Available November 29, 2016
Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition V1.2
The latest release of Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapter Tasktop Edition allows clients who use third-party tools to take advantage of the benefits that are offered by Configuration Management capabilities in the IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management suite while still ensuring that desired artifacts are visible and synchronized across the tools. Configuration Management allows for multiple versions of Collaborative Lifecycle Management artifacts. Other tools, like JIRA and HPE ALM do not share the same concept nor have this same capability. Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapter Tasktop Edition V1.2 bridges the gap by showing one (or more) versions of a Collaborative Lifecycle Management artifact in tools that do not have version capabilities.
Additionally, there are now new adapters for HPE Octane and Pivotal Tracker, along with general improvements in functionality for connectors with:
CA PPM and Agile Central, Version One
Available December 5, 2016
Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management V6.0.3
Teams that create and evolve complex IT systems and mechanical-electrical-software products need modern tools and developments practices to overcome the challenges of increasing solution complexity, compliance, and cross-organization coordination and collaboration. Version 6.0.3 furthers this with the following enhancements:
Extend agile development to agile program and portfolio planning with built-in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) V4.0 templates.
Gain efficiencies from easier parallel development and reuse of requirements and tests with Global Configuration Management of many component streams and baselines within project areas in IBM® Rational® DOORS® Next Generation and Rational Quality Manager.
Find insight into project dependencies and status using:
Jazz™ Reporting Service with more development data
More ready-to-copy reports
More graph formatting options
Collaborate more easily on requirements with expanded use case support for requirements interchange across supply chains and new user interface wireframe diagrams.
Improve productivity of manual testing with new customizations and automated testing across multiple servers.
Improve productivity in complex software development with improved change and merge use cases in Rational Team Concert™ source control management and enhancements when updating Rational Team Concert work items while using Git.
In this release, project teams and document controllers can look forward to further improved web functionality that is built on the success of the recent Rational Publishing Engine V2.1 release. These enhancements includes following details:
Everyday users: When grouping artifacts, users can expand or collapse all of the items.
Report designers: They can hide complexity from everyday users:
New sample assets are available for report designers to use (for example, templates, snippets, scripts, and style sheets, which are designed to work with specific data sources, such as, Rational DOORS or Rational Quality Manager).
Report designers can select all the assets in a view by clicking the check box in the table heading.
Report designers can select multiple templates and click the Create Report from Template icon to load the selected templates into the Design reports page.
Administrator: Administrators can now monitor long running jobs and pause, cancel, or resume the jobs.
Other Rational Publishing Engine enhancements include:
New Document Studio guided tours to help you quickly build and generate documents for data sources, such as Rational DOORS and Rational DOORS Next Generation.
Drag and drop support for creating templates from web resource websites is now added for communication diagram and object model diagram web addresses from Design Management, and graphical report websites from Jazz™ tm Reporting Service Report Builder in the Document Studio. The resulting template and document specification are automatically configured with the REST website, credentials, and authentication type.
Ability to add mathematical equations to your documents.
Ability to set links on your images.
Ability to add rich text inside links, for example tags.
In Rational Publishing Engine V2.1.1, there are the following deprecated functions:
The 1.x Remote services are deprecated in this release. Administrators can migrate assets from the 1.x Remote services application to Document Builder.
The Legacy PDF driver is no longer supported. If your document specification points to the old legacy PDF driver, modify the specification to refer to the default PDF driver.
Rational Rhapsody V8.2 and Rational Rhapsody Design Manager V6.0.3
AUTOSAR: migration of projects to newer versions of AUTOSAR
Configuration management: direct integration with RTC (Rational Team Concert)
Diagrams: Adding shortcut list to graphic elements
Diagrams: connection points for rectilinear lines
Diagrams: connectors with rounded bends
Diagrams: enhanced highlighting during hover
Diagrams: guides for aligning elements
Diagrams: improved routing of connectors
Harmony SE Toolkit enhancements
Rhapsody API: additional callback methods
Rhapsody DM client: remote requirements in multiple views
Rhapsody DM web client: improvement of properties page
Rhapsody DM web client: remote requirements as independent model elements
Rhapsody Design Manager - copying, moving and referencing model elements
Rhapsody Design Manager: additional information in element preview
Rhapsody Design Manager: importing profiles
Rhapsody Design Manager: linking to sequence diagram elements
Rhapsody Design Manager: navigating from element pages to element in Rhapsody client
Rhapsody Design Manager: new ChangeSet toolbar in Rhapsody client
Rhapsody Design Manager: reference information for non-loaded elements
Rhapsody Design Manager: references to nested packages
Rhapsody Design Manager: use of work item approvals to restrict changeset delivery
Rhapsody command line: loading helpers
Rhapsody in Ada: SXF ports
Rhapsody in Ada: catching exceptions when entering first state
Rhapsody in Ada: flowchart support - code generation and reverse engineering
Rhapsody in Ada: including user-defined code in auto-generated code
Rhapsody in Ada: pragmas in generated code
Roundtripping of individual classes in 64-bit version of Rational Rhapsody
Search and replace dialog: enhancements
Sequence diagrams and timing diagrams: new metamodel elements
Sequence diagrams: controlling message spacing
Sequence diagrams: defining timeout duration with model element
Sequence diagrams: message formatting
Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and 7.1
SysML modeling: ValueProperty elements
SysML modeling: automatic creation of allocations
TestConductor: inclusion of remote requirements in coverage computation
TestConductor: model coverage computation for flow charts in Rhapsody in Ada.
TestConductor: support for Rhapsody in Ada on Linux
For more detailed information about what is new in these releases and how to download these new versions, refer to the following:
What’s new in IBM Engineering Requirements and Test Management 22.214.171.124 – Availability of the IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next v126.96.36.199 solution and also IBM Engineering Test Management (previously known as Rational Quality Manager or RQM). In this release, we deliver the latest quality fixes and scale improvements along with some important enhancements. In addition, we are changing the solution name, as well as the underlying application names to better align with our key capabilities and value proposition. You can read more about the renaming activity in the blog post: Renaming the IBM Continuous Engineering Portfolio. Version 188.8.131.52 is an Extended Maintenance Release (EMR), which means it includes all fixes from earlier releases, including security fixes, for the life of the release stream. As such we have taken more time to focus on non-functional improvements including stability, quality, and scale. [Read More…]
Want to find out what is new in Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM) 6.0.6?
Check out the exciting new functionality and enhancements in this latest version. In addition to usability improvements this latest release also includes IBM Continuous Engineering Connector for IoT in RELM which supports the scalable development of IBM Watson IoT Platform and IoT Connection Service solutions. [Read more...]