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IBM Watson IoT Support Lifecycle Resources
IBM provides advance notification of End of Support (EOS) dates allowing customers reasonable time to complete software upgrades or to refresh application products. EOS announcements are made in April and Sept.
Announcement letter dates are U.S. only. Information for other country announcements is available on the IBM Offering Information page. Select the date to view the announcement letter. Note that some product versions may not have online announcement letters.
View all IBM Software EOS announcements for 2016 and 2017.
This section describes some of the standard and enhanced IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policies and common questions. Additional details and answers to commonly asked questions regarding the Support Lifecycle Policy can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Q: What are the major Support Lifecycle milestones?
A: The major Support Lifecycle milestones are:
Q: How do you determine if your installed software is still supported?
A: Search by product name or keyword using the Supp
Q: What happens when EOS is announced?
A: Often, there is a newer version of the software available for download. In most cases, you’ll have sufficient time to plan for and install the latest version. For more information on the lifecycle stages, including EOS, view this short YouTube video on the IBM
Q: What is the standard version format for IBM Software products?
A: The full product version is expressed by a four-digit code known as the IBM Version, Release, Modification and Fix Level structure, or VRMF. View this Technote for additional information and description of each element. You may also find this Glossary of product support and maintenance terms helpful.
Q: How can you connect with Watson IoT on social media?
Q: Where can you find more information on IBM Support policies?
A: You can view and download the IBM
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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Continuous Engineering for the Electronics Industry- See how IBM continuous engineering solutions can help you tackle the challenges and opportunities of Mobile, Internet of Things and Software and help you Define better, Design Faster, Develop Smar
Learn more about the IBM Internet of Things Continuous Engineering Solution: Tools, best practices and services to help organizations create the connected products at the heart of the internet of things. The IBM Internet of Things Continuous Engineering Solution is designed to help manufacturers create smart, connected devices for the Internet of Things. This solution helps teams adopt continuous engineering practices to address cost, time and quality challenges in delivering complex, connected products. IBM is now adding new product line engineering (PLE) features to help engineers streamline the design of product lines while reducing data duplication and the chance of design errors.
And don't miss the featured white paper: The
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Do you need extra assistance deploying IBM software that has been sitting on the shelf? Need assistance with managing your upgrades? Would it help to have a single point of contact within IBM Support who can help you connect with a team of subject matter experts? If you are struggling to manage your IBM Software deployment with limited resources, the Accelerated Value Program (AVP) may be able to help.
So, what’s in it for me you ask?
If you plan on attending the upcoming TRIRIGA University event on November 28-29, you can learn more by attending the Accelerated Value Program session hosted by our AVP Program Director, Betsy Autry. Further information and registration details are available in
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New videos are available for the latest 6.0.6 version of IBM Jazz Reporting Service.
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CLM 6.0.5 iFix002 was made available for download on January 26. This iFix contains fixes for 71 defects broken out for the following products:
For information about downloading this fix (and fixes available for other versions) please go here.
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CLM configuration management: Adoption guidance and practices - After you determine whether your organization would benefit from configuration management, you need to evaluate your existing processes and determine how they will change to reflect the new concepts and operations. This article guides you through important considerations for adopting configuration management. See the related articles for additional details about practices and decisions points.
CLM configuration management: Defining your component strategy - Components typically represent physical or logical subdivisions of your product or system. A
CLM configuration management: Patterns for stream usage - This article introduces several patterns of stream usage, or stream strategies, which are described in more detail in additional linked articles. You should already be familiar with the configuration management capabilities, and have decided to investigate further. For the introduction to this series, see Adoption guidance and practices. As part of planning your adoption of configuration management you need to determine your stream strategy.
CLM configuration management: Single stream strategy - Use the single stream pattern for basic change management that’s only in a single domain application (that is, requirements or tests or designs). Typically you use this pattern with the Requirements Management (RM) or Design Management (DM) appl
CLM configuration management: Multistream variant strategy - This article discusses patterns of stream usage for situations where multiple variants of lifecycle artifacts need to be maintained in parallel for each of several releases. This is a common need of product-centric organizations. These and other patterns – including several that these patterns build on – are introduced in the companion Patterns for stream usage article. Read about these base patterns before you read this article. You’ll also find links there to the other stream pattern articles in this series.
CLM configuration management: Multistream concurrent release development strategy - This article explores patterns of stream usage for situations where you work on multiple releases of a product concurrently. Many organizations find these patterns useful on their own. These patterns also form the basis of the more complex multistream variant patterns, as explained in the Multistream variant strategy article. Many patterns are introduced in the companion Patterns for stream usage article. That article in turn points to the other stream details articles in this series. We suggest you read about the more basic patterns, such as the single stream strategy, before you read the current article. The patterns we present here are relatively complex. If an opportunity to “go simpler” presents itself, even for a single component, we encourage you to do so. For example, if you can build and maintain a reusable component of regulatory requirements using a single-stream pattern, rather than one of the multistream patterns, by all means use the simpler pattern.
What else did we improve in Collaborative Lifecycle Management 6.0.5 - key updates for client experience
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On December 4th 2017, we announced Now
The list below focuses not on the new product features, but instead, the key wins in the 6.0.5 release which will make life better for users and administators in particular.
There were two main focuses to address the complexity of backup strategies. There is now an inte
Typically, like buses, two articles are now available. We wrote a specific article on back
We now strongly encourage you to backup your DOORS Next Generation indices so as to lessen the likelihood of needing to run a repotools reindex.
Windows VM users can now consider using alternative performance settings for DOORS Next Generation
We have focused on DNG backup strategy mentioned above, so as to ensure that we do not need to run repotools reindex. This was in part prompted by the desire for Windows Virtual Machine(VM) users to be able to use a DNG
Guidance on adopting IBM CLM configuration management across the lifecycle
During the same time frame, there was a large intiative to provide guidance on adopting CLM lifecycle configurartion management. Tim Feeney's blog explains the new Bes
Validating and documenting on WebSphere Liberty Profile and Jazz Authorization Server (JAS)
It is now possible to authenticate using Smart Cards, or certificates (.p12) with Liberty:
and with JAS, see related article: Conf
We have also improved the formal IBM Knowledge Center on these topics, cross-linking so you don't need to find these additional resources: Conf
Last but not least, Mul
In a preview, an expert guides you step-by-step through the various products in the IBM IoT continuous eng
Jazz Community sharing site:
A big thank you to the German User Group for creating a new public sharing site available to everyone - see Rolf Nelson's Intr
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Links between DOORS 9 and DNG use Link Discovery.
The link is stored in the source application and is discovered by the target application so :
You should see the "discovering Links" indicator during the process
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RTC upgrade from 5.0.2 to 6.0.3
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Workaround tomcat library for CQ synchronizer 603 upgrade.
1. Before upgrading the CQ synchronizer from 5.0.2 to 6.0.3, take backup of tomcat libraries present in gateway/tomcat folder.
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GIT RTC integration (How to clone repository via http, file size greater than 300 MB)
How to clone repository via http, file size greater than 300 MB.
Node.js based server for RTC and Git integration:
Tried with below scenario combination but was unable to clone repos, via ssh if the file size is more than 300 MB.
a. GIT RTC integration (how it's descibed in the officicial documentation for RTC 6.0.2):
1) set the value (--m
New interim fixes (iFix) are available for Rational DOORS.
Note that all of these fixes include updates to address issues reported in the following security bulletin:
Refer to Fix list for Rational DOORS and DOORS Web Access for additional details about the fixes that are included in each of these releases.
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When a new project is started the majority of the time business needs (or requirements) are captured and defined through text. Rational DOORS Next Generation provides a complete Web based environment for documenting rich text project information providing your team all the typical controls that you would expect in a word processor but with the added benefit of a shared team experience. Rational DOORS Next Generation gives your team members a great way to capture their information using standard templates and a project wide glossary to help unify development teams around a common vocabulary.
Features – Rational DOORS Next Generation: Features to drive your project forward
Capture and Organize Requirements – Overview – Rational Doors Next Generation: Business needs come in many different forms, formats and language. Bringing them all together in a single place, removing redundancy, and connecting interrelated content is the first step to requirements definition and management. Rational DOORS Next Generation is IBM’s next generation Web based team environment to capture your business needs, diagrams, use cases, design, storyboards, and other critical project information that will help drive your business.
Collaboration and Review – Rational DOORS Next Generation: Each stakeholder in a project may be interested in different information (e.g. defect backlog, current tasks, or release schedule). Rational DOORS Next Generation allows you to create custom a dashboard with multiple pages, each displaying a customizable view, of a given project, to quickly investigate the desired information at any time. Each page contains custom viewlets, each with a specific purpose.
Visually Define – Rational DOORS Next Generation: Do you or your employees spend too much time wondering if all necessary business requirements were considered in order to complete a task? Are you sure you didn’t miss anything? It can be difficult to keep every team member on the same page with the complex and ever-evolving business processes that are necessary for fast-moving companies to stay ahead of the competition.
Baseline and Audit History – Rational DOORS Next Generation: As a new project is started and progresses forward many of requirements you define and capture will change, be added to, or sometimes removed through the course of development. Rational DOORS Next Generation provides the functionality to help track requirements information change so that you can understand what has taken place throughout that process.
Reports – Rational DOORS Next Generation: The requirement metrics provide an analytics view of the data. They represent processed data and are based on the operational data available from the repository, which is loaded into the data warehouse and then aggregated into measures based on some interpretation. Measures can be counts or sums of numeric data, such as the sum of all weight points of test case execution records. They allow the user to evaluate, report on and to improve the project performance.
Capture Administration – Rational DOORS Next Generation: IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation shares administration services with all applications that are on the same Jazz Team Server. Those applications provide capabilities for the activities that span a project’s lifecycle, such as quality management and change and configuration management. Because administration services are shared with the applications on one Jazz Team Server, teams save time and effort. The shared administration services include services for projects areas, users, and licensing.
Traceability – Rational DOORS Next Generation: Capturing your stakeholder and user requirements in Rational DOORS Next Generation is only the first step in realizing your project. As your project progresses and evolves, these initial requirements give rise to other requirements which elaborate, satisfy, and verify them. The result is a web of interdependent artifacts and relationships which represent the nature of the dependencies between these artifacts. Navigating and understanding this web of information is critical to the success of your project.
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Highlights of CLM 6.0.3 - I’m pleased to announce that Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 6.0.3 is now available for download — along with IBM Internet of Things continuous engineering solution 6.0.3, which is a superset of CLM. Our largest focus area this release has been improving simplicity and productivity for practitioners. You’ll see that in these highlights [Read more...]
What’s new with SAFe® in CLM 6.0.3 - It’s official. IBM’s support for Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) 4.0 is now “in the box”! You can read more about the highlights of the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 6.0.3 release in Daniel Moul’s blog: Highlights of 6.0.3. We’ve been working diligently with several early adopters who have provided great feedback since we posted the first beta templates back in March. That early feedback has led to some great improvements — thank you all for contributing to make the SAFe support better. Next up: reports and videos. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rational DOORS Next Generation 6.0.3 - IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation (DNG) 6.0.3 introduces a new dimension to configuration management a simpler way to interact with requirements information and more. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rational Team Concert 6.0.3 - We’ve been busy with key enhancements to IBM Rational Team Concert 6.0.3 including enterprise agile planning with SAFe® 4.0, improved work item collaboration with rich text support and enhanced usability for the Jazz SCM. For more details, see New & Noteworthy. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rational Quality Manager 6.0.3 - In this post, I am going to highlight three key enhancements to IBM Rational Quality Manager 6.0.3 that will make a difference for many of you: customization of manual test scripts, artifact comparison, and components. For a complete enhancement list and more details about the content of this release, please see the New & Noteworthy. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rhapsody Design Manager 6.0.3 and Rhapsody 8.2 - IBM Rational Rhapsody Design Manager 6.0.3 and IBM Rational Rhapsody 8.2 are here! As usual, there are many exciting things that have taken place in the area of modeling, or as many call it today, architecture and design management. For a complete list, see the New & Noteworthy for Rhapsody Design Manager and what’s new for Rhapsody. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.1 - Many organizations must produce documentation from their systems along with software engineering data that meets complex style and format requirements. These requirements might be imposed by clients, business partners, government or industry regulatory bodies. IBM Rational Publishing Engine automates the generation of these types of documents from your data in Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) and other products. In the 2.1.1 release of Rational Publishing Engine, we’ve continued to simplify the user experience with a focus on both template designers and report designers. You can watch demos of these and other new features at the Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.1 YouTube playlist. For more details, see New & Noteworthy. [Read more...]
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On April 25th 2016, IBM released Collaborative Lifecycle Management 6.0.2. In Moshe Cohen's blog
One of those highlights was:
And Moshe said:
Maybe it's a coincidence, but a lot of upgrades have occurred in the last few months.
Unfortunately, not all of them have gone as smoothly as they could have done.
Why are people finding that their upgrades are not wildly successful?
This, for me, is particularly frus
We also published a useful blog post "Planning your CLM upgrade?" to help find information about the latest available fixes and system requirements; and Dan Toczala wrote a
All of which was great, but do we just have too much information in too many places?
What we have missed all this time is a single entry point to our expansive library of information relating to your specific upgrade - in a single page!
In order to have a positive upgrade, where success is planned in from the start, a simple, handy checklist is required.
One, simple, must
This checklist includes simple links to assist with obtaining all the information required for each of the key areas of an upgrade:
* Upgrade Testing
* Software Licenses
* Server, infrastructure and performance considerations
* Latest Upgrade flashes and news per CLM application
* Ways to contact us so we can help
* Additional pertinent links/information
We are strongly recommending that this be the starting point of every CLM upgrade. Please also give us your feedback if you believe something is missing.
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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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How to index DOORS 9.6 artifacts in Lifecycle Query Engine - John Carolan demonstrates the steps required to enable DOORS 9.6 as a Tracked Resource Set (TRS) provider and how to add that feed to Lifecycle Query Engine (LQE) as a new Data Source.
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The latest IBM Rational License Key Server White Paper discusses best practices for the IBM Rational License Key Server (RLKS) 8.1.4.
This detailed white paper is geared towards IBM Rational License Key Administrators with information about best practices version 8.1.4, as well as lower versions.
This whitepaper should be relevant to our Continuous Engineering focused clients running DOORS, DOORS Next Gen, DOORS WebAccess, Rhapsody, and Requirements Composer, since all IBM Rational products require a license of some type: http
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Sharing a list of the latest Continuous Engineering releases and fixes that were recently released.
A full list of fixes is available in Fix list for IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management.
Full Collaborative Lifecycle Management releases are available on Jazz.net: http
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Engineering Academy Comes to You - Join us in Annapolis Junction, Maryland on August 20-22 for this no-cost seminar. This seminar will be an information packed 3-day event featuring information about and that you may not find anywhere else.
Activities include an overview of Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM), Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and o
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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…]
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Systems Engineering for the Internet of Things - Today’s connected world is increasing product complexity, putting systems engineers at the heart of a new challenge to deliver products faster and with improved quality. IBM Engineering offers a variety of cloud-based tools to help teams better collaborate, improve requirements, manage workflow and testing.
Learn more about systems engineering lifecycle solutions from IBM Watson IoT: http
IBM Engineering Workflow Management - IBM Engineering Workflow Management helps systems engineers put agile methods to work for improved team collaboration and project traceability.
Learn more about Engineering Workflow Management: http
IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Conquer systems engineering complexity and accelerate product innovation with IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Engineering Insights. IBM helps systems engineers put leverage model based systems engineering for improved visibility from requirements to testing. Visualize, analyze and gain data insights across design, manufacture and operations for informed decisions. Meet compliance with regulatory and industry standards.
Learn more about the Watson IoT solution: http
IBM Engineering Test Management - IBM Engineering Test Management solutions help systems engineers manage quality in software and product development.
Learn more about IBM Solutions: http
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A full list of fixes is available in the following documents:
Full Collaborative Lifecycle Management releases are available on Jazz.net: http
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Engineering Academy comes to you: IBM is sponsoring learning opportunities throughout the U.S.
Our first Engineering Academy Comes To You event in Huntsville, AL promises to be very popular, so we urge you to register quickly to assure your place at the conference.
Huntsville, Alabama, July 9-11
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