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Regardless of the Rational products you use, licensing topics are some of the most common questions Rational Support receives. These are the top 20 technotes for Rational Licensing that were reused during November to help solve your PMRs. Last month the following technotes were the most heavily reused when closing PMRs opened by you, our clients. We hope that highlighting them here will help others encountering the same or similar issues also find quick resolution:
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The IBM Support Portal has been on a roll. Recently, there were changes that made your navigation and usage of the portal easier. Now there are changes to the Support Portal search that help Jazz.net users!
Searches on IBM Support Portal specific to software such as Rational Team Concert or Rational DOORS Next Generation now produce results that include Jazz.net content.
You can find more information on this new Support Portal improvement in this
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How the Cloud Enables DevOps- Part 1 of the "Leveraging IBM SmartCloud with UrbanCode Deploy v6" series with Michael Elder
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We've run the numbers for November and have collated the top twenty technotes which were published, used, and reused to solve your Rational Team Concert PMRs last month. Here they are below to help you and others solve or even preferably avoid the same issues:
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Here's the most recent list of the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since November 12th! These links below are provided to help you find the fixes you need in order to stay up to date and successful with your Rational products....
Plus, don't forget to check out the downloads tag to see any of the fixes you may have previously missed:
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Welcome to IBM Rational Learning Circles- This video is an orientation tour of IBM learning circles on developerWorks. To learn more, go to http
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We're always working to bring you deeper value to the products you use. From our support perspective, this doesn't just mean troubleshooting tips or solutions to errors. It also means larger implementation content and best practices! Helping you avoid issues by highlighting best practices before trouble is seen is just another of those ways we help make sure you are as successful with these products as you need to be! That's exactly why we bring you this periodic series of roll-ups from our developerWorks Rational community and libraries... that in mind, here's the past few weeks' articles that went live on developerWorks Rational:
What's new in Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters
What's new in Rational Software Architect and Design Manager
Top 10 modeling hints: #4 Design patterns reuse proven solutions
IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition extends the IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) with integrations to select third-party tools. These adapters also provide integrations for Rational ClearQuest. The Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition enables you to continue using your existing lifecycle tools and benefit from the many capabilities found in the Rational solution for CLM products.
Monica Luke lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area. With more than 20 years experience in software engineering, she joined IBM Rational software 10 years ago in the test organization. During her 17 years as a test automation engineer and architect, she has repeatedly tackled the tough problems of building test automation solutions through frameworks that last and build triggered test solutions for complete lights-out testing. Testing and test automation remain a passion, and that has led Monica to move into the product management organization, where she has the opportunity to tackle these tough problems in the testing tools. Monica currently spends a lot of her time thinking about the challenges of Continuous Testing. Using an outside-in scenario design approach, Monica is happily influencing the next wave of Rational testing tools.
Visit Monica's developerWorks profile: http
Read all of Monica's developerWorks content: http
New DevOps events
The agile architect
Go agile to deliver SAP enhancements
Mobile development and continuous software delivery
IBM Rational DOORS getting started
Simplify integration testing with Rational Integration Tester
Extend IBM Rational Test Lab Manager for test asset management
Top 10 modeling hints: #5 Only 4 (+1) diagrams are required
Create custom reports with BIRT and Rational Team Concert
Create high quality code with IDEs
Top 10 modeling hints: #6 Model-based hand offs preserve fidelity
Another featured download:
IBM Rational DOORS
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There is a new video for the CLM products Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer. The video demonstrations how you can gather and send diagnostic logs to support using IBM Support Assistent Lite. The video is available on IBM
Your feedback helps us improve. You can find the feedback form on the category pages for your product and version. The feedback form is quick and easy. Leave comments and let us know if these demonstrations help you achieve your goals.
What is IBM Education Assistant? IBM Education Assistant is a collection of multimedia educational modules designed to help you gain a better understanding of IBM software products and use them more effectively to meet your business requirements.
Find more great education modules here.
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Rational DOORS Reporting: Module-of-Metrics DXL Case Study at Raytheon- Rational DOORS Reporting: Module of Metrics Case Study at Raytheon by Senior Principal Systems Engineer Jerry Huller. Doors eXtension Language (DXL) plays a critical part in this scenario.
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In the Rational Developer for System z (RDz) version 9.0, when you use the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection, you may see the following error while enabling your CICS debug configuration profile before debugging you CICS application:
where HOST1 is the z/OS host of your secure connection.
Managing SSL security and certificates: http
Using SSL security for Explorer connections: http
If you do not need to use certificates with your SSL connection, you can prevent the error by disabling the certificate management in RDz in the following way:
1. On the workbench menu bar click Window -> Preferences, then expand Explorer and click Certificate management.
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Calling all Rational User Community Members in the Western U.S. ... join us for:
Planes, Trains and Automobiles with Rational: A special event presented by the Global Rational User Community
8:00 am - 2:00 pm Pacific
IBM Office, Foster City, CA
All aboard for a great Community event coming to the Bay Area! Planes, Trains and Automobiles with Rational will reveal how Rational software is supporting some of the most innovative and extensive transportation initiatives in the world. Guest speakers will offer insights and application examples, and you'll learn how to leverage their techniques for your own software development projects.
Lunch is included, and the event is free for members of the Global Rational User Community members. Not yet a member? Sign up now.
Update: Oliver M. Hoehne, Project Management Professional (PMP), Systems Integration Manager, and Parsons Brinckerhoff will present the topic below. Other exciting presentations to be announced!
Entering a Brave New World
Applying Systems Engineering to the California High-Speed Train Project
Systems Engineering is a well-accepted engineering discipline in most industries across the globe, including IT, defense, aerospace, automobile and medicine. Railroad infrastructure projects in the US, however, inevitably rely on the Plans, Specifications and Estimate (PS&E) process used in the construction industry. Given the high complexity of the $68 billion California High-Speed Train Project, Parsons Brinkerhoff has combined Systems Engineering (supported by Rational DOORS) with the Plans, Specifications and Estimate approach to manage this huge project. Learn about the impact the combined approach is having on the project, comparable to the impact of the introduction of electrification during the steam locomotive era.
Space is limited, so register now. Then get ready to ride!
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There is an upcoming webcast by the virtual mobile user group of the Rati
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IBM Rational Team Concert: Accelerated Overview- This video provides an overview of the Rational Team Concert, which provides agile teams with a highly collaborative development environment. More info
IBM Rational Team Concert Planning: Accelerated Overview- This video provides an overview of the Rational Team Concert planning. More info
IBM Rational Team Concert Build Management: Accelerated Overview- This video provides an overview of the Rational Team Concert build management. More info
IBM Jazz Source Control: Accelerated Overview- This video provides an overview of Jazz source control, which manages the source code, documents, and other artifacts that a team creates. More info
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It is Thanksgiving in the U.S. today, typically the day when we reflect upon all that we have to be thankful for. For us in Rational Client Support we're thankful for you our excellent audience of clients, IBMers, and future clients alike! Our work to help you be successful in your own endeavors would be nothing without your collaboration and wonderful feedback.
So, thank you for reading, following, and sharing. We recognize that we don't stand alone and appreciate each and every one of you as we work together to build success the world over. Regardless of where you are today, take a moment and reflect on all you have, raise a glass of of your preferred beverage and let's toast to those successes past, present, and future!
Cheers to you all!
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Rational DOORS-Team Concert Integration: Lessons Learned-Lessons learned from Raytheon about Rational DOORS-Team Concert Integration with Steve Grossman and Jo Alamares
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Following is a list of the recently published Tech Notes on ClearQuest APIs. These scripts are really useful for ClearQuest Admins and Project Managers to get an instant information on Defects/Records. Further, these scripts can be configured to send the information through emails and can be scheduled to execute on a specific time using Windows Scheduler.
Don't miss our prev
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Installing Rational License Key Server Administration and Reporting Tool v8.1.4- Installing Rational License Key Server Administration and Reporting Tool v8.1.4 by Ravinder Panwar, IBM Rational/Lotus Information Developer.
What you need to know about the CA Endevor "actions" used by the Rational Developer for System z CARMA Enhanced Edit feature
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Rational Developer for System z added the CARMA Enhanced Edit feature for CA Endevor SCM users in the 8.5.1 release. This CARMA Enhanced Edit feature is RDz's implementation of CA Endevor's Fast/Quick Edit. This feature allows RDz users to edit elements in the Endevor repository without having to retrieve/extract element out of repository into external file. When performing changes to a program, user will start by selecting the "version" of program/element within Endevor that they want to change. This usually is the "production" version of the program/element. When working with RDz CARMA, user would select (right-click on) element to be opened and select Edit/'Edit with' from the context menu.
When the CARMA Edit Element UI screen appears, user indicates to CARMA where they want element copied. This would typically be the "entry" environment/stage where they are allowed to edit element.
So what Endevor "actions" does CARMA use to copy "production" element into entry/editing environment/stage? That is a very important question because there are several different Endevor "actions" to do this, but not all RDz users are authorized to perform all Endevor "actions". The Endevor "actions" to handle this copy are generated from the RDz host Endevor RAM. These "actions" are run in foreground mode because of the unpredictable nature of running "action" as a batch job (CARMA has no idea when job will run/complete). Below I've listed how this "copy" of the element to "entry" environment/stage is handled in the available 8.5 releases and 9.0.
RDz 8.5.1 Endevor RAM: This was the initial implementation of the CARMA enhanced edit feature. In this release, the copy of the element to "entry" environment/stage is done using the Endevor GENERATE ELEMENT "action", with the "copyback" option. We have found that foreground GENERATEs are not allowed or are problematic in some customer environments.
RDz 220.127.116.11/9.0 Endevor RAM: In these releases, the copy to "entry" environment/stage was changed to use the Endevor TRANSFER ELEMENT "action". The element is opened in the RDz editor after the foreground Transfer has completed. In many cases, when the element is opened, some/all dependencies are not resolved until a GENERATE is done for the element being edited in this Environment/stage. We have also found that some customer sites do not allow RDz users to run Transfer "action".
RDz 18.104.22.168 Endevor RAM: In this release, the default way that CARMA handles this "copy" is still with the Endevor TRANSFER ELEMENT "action", however, we also allow you to configure RDz to use the RETRIEVE ELEMENT (from "prod") and ADD ELEMENT (to "test") "actions" to handle this "copy". To configure CARMA to use RETRIEVE-ADD "actions" for program/element "copy", you need to un-comment the 'ENT
To resolve dependencies when an element is opened using CARMA Enhanced Edit, a GENERATE ELEMENT request was added (22.214.171.124) following the TRAN
When you select this option, keep in mind there is good chance all dependencies will not be resolved by the RDz editor until a GENERATE is done on the element being opened, in the Endevor environment it is being opened from. This option should only be selected if you have trouble running foreground GENERATEs.
The current versions of RDz are 126.96.36.199 and 9.0 (Nov. 2013). The APAR mentioned in the previous paragraph will be delivered in the 8.5.1.next and 9.0.next RDz host PTFs. To verify what CA Endevor "actions" are being used in your environment, you can view the Endevor "actions" used in the MSG3FILE. The MSG3FILE is allocated in the user's CARMA server who performed the CARMA Enhanced Edit on element.
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APAR PM96642 is fixed in Rational Developer for System z (RDz) v188.8.131.52 fixpack. This APAR picks up a fix from the Rational Common Licensing (RCL) product, and is not listed as one of the APARs fixed in that fixpack since it is an internal APAR.