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Rational Solution for Collaborative LifeCycle Management 2012(CLM 2012) was released in June 2012.
In this post, I have tried to capture the changes in CLM 2012 from a licensing perspective. I have outlined the licensing requirements for the clustering requirements and covered the implementation changes in the Jazz token licensing for CLM 2012. Also, there is a small section answering the most frequent questions asked in the context of deployment of CLM 2012 licenses under “FAQ section”. So watch out for those tips!
Ok, lets get started now. To begin with let me broadly list the changes which have been brought in CLM 2012 from the licensing perspective.
What's New in Licensing for CLM 2012:
Licensing in High avai
There are 2 types of HA/Clustering available with CLM 4.0:
Both the setups do not require extra CAL ( Client Access Licenses ) for the applications hosted on the JTS, Since there will be only one repository. Both the setups do not require the extra server licenses as well ( JTS ). They need the WAS and freely available key file from support to activate capability, which is not a license file and customers need to contact the product support in order to obtain the same.
Design Management Licensing
Design Management is a collaborative web-based tool that enables a broad set of stakeholders to contribute to and influence the design of products, software, and systems. Rational Software Architect Design Manager ([Beta] and Rational Rhapsody Design Manager [Beta] use the Design Management (DM) application, which includes the Design Management capability.
Important: The integration with Design Management is considered beta functionality and is for evaluation purposes only.
There are no extra licenses available as of now for the Design Management tools. As of now the following client license types: Contributor (RTC, RQM, RRC), Developer (RTC), Quality Professional (RQM), and Analyst (RRC) have been provided with only the Read-access capabilities to Design Management [Beta]
License Compatibility with 3.0.x appl
The 4.0 licenses work with 3.0.x applications but 3.0 licenses do not work with 4.0 applications. This compatibility allows for a topology where not all applications have to be upgraded to v4.0 at the same time.
You can upgrade JTS and one of the applications and continue to work with the other applications at the 3.0.x level. You can upgrade Jazz Team Server and support both RTC 3.0.1 and RTC 3.Next clients. You can upgrade one CLM application at a time (rather than having to do all at once). Allows RTC, RQM, RRC to upgrade incrementally. 4.0 CALs would require the JTS version to be at 4.0. However 3.0 CALs can be imported into JTS 4.0 without any problem.
When Jazz Tokens are used as licenses instead of CAL's and when the version of CLM is upgraded to 4.0, we have incompatibility issues with the Jazz Tokens.
In order to resolve the reported error apply the steps below:
IBM Rational DOORS and Rational Quality Manager: Requirement-driven testing with the new OSLC integration
kellypuffs 06000168YK Visits (1988)
The On-Demand Demo Guy has been BUSY! Lots of good stuff including this:
This demo focuses on the integration between IBM® Rational® DOORS® and IBM® Rational® Quality Manager®. This is a new OSLC integration, introduced in Rational DOORS version 9.4. During this demonstration you will learn how the integration provides immediate benefits such as:
DOORS online help documentation
IBM developerWorks On-Demand Demos
kellypuffs 06000168YK Visits (1988)
I can hear the murmurings now. Here is it, December 9th already - two days to my birthday! *bounce* *bounce*
But wait. That's not why I'm here.
I bet you are asking yourself: "If only I knew which Rational IEA (IBM Education Assistant) modules were viewed the most in November?"
I know *I* was. However, I'm strange that way. Ask anybody.
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.
Check out these, and many more, at this link:
IBM Education Assistant - Rational
This week we turn the spotlight on Andy Farmery, our Operations Manager for the AP region based out of Sydney, Australia. Andy is a subject matter expert on "Problem Solving and Decision Making" and has some wonderful perspectives on gadgets, technology, and learning.
Tell us a little about yourself: who are you, what is your role in Rational Client Support?
My official role is "Operations Manager" for RCS AP, which seems to loosely translate into "Jack of all trades".
On a personal level, I am married with one child and a Golden Retriever that firmly believes 'she' is the leader of the pack and we are just around to serve her needs.
How long have you been working for IBM and Rational?
I started with Rational Software in March 1998 and I have been here ever since.
Have you had any other roles in Rational?
I have fulfilled a number of roles within RCS AP, but nothing outside.
What are you currently working on?
This questionnaire ... boom-boom !!
Describe a normal day for you.
I think a 'Normal' day for me is helping the engineers here in AP to think through the challenges they have. Basically being a second (or third, or fourth) set of eyes to look at issues from a different perspective.
What project are you the most proud of?
An easy one ... RCS's adoption of KT (Kepner-Tregoe) is definitely the project I am most proud of. Of course it is not (and never will be) finished, but we are making consistent progress toward 'rational thinking' being a part of RCS's DNA.
Do you have an "on the job" hero? If you could "follow" anyone for 24 hours, who would it be?
Hero? No. However I would love to follow Sam Palmisano around for 24hrs, as I am intrigued to know what someone at that level actually does.
Are you a gadget person?
I am absolutely a gadget person.
What type of gadgets do you use?
The ones my wife let's me buy !
What gadget, which you currently own, can you not live without?
None. Any 'gadget' that becomes essential is by my definition no longer a gadget
What is your favorite part of working for Rational Client Support?
Over the past few years it has definitely been teaching KT Resolve to our engineers ... and getting to do that in both India and China as well as Oz.
What inspires you in your work?
Learning. I get bored easily, so the ever present opportunity to learn new things in RCS is what has kept me going.
What are you passionate about?
I think those that know me would say I seem to be able to get fairly passionate about anything I am engaged in 'discussion' on :-)
What tip or trick would you like to share with the class?
"Don't just do something ... stand there!!" -- It's OK to stop and think, especially in our job. Too often I see engineers getting clients to 'do stuff' just to be seen to be doing something.
Tell me about the biggest problem you've solved?
Convincing RCS to adopt KT was a pretty big one.
Tell me about the biggest problem ahead for you?
My son growing up. He's eight now, and he's already got teenage-angst down to an art form ... I'm scared to think of what's coming.
In your spare time, if you have any, what hobbies or activities interest you?
I like to play computer games, strategy mostly as I don't have the reflexes for the action based stuff. Also this year I plan on getting back to playing football (soccer) after a long hiatus.
If you were stuck on a technology deprived island, what single technology could you not live without?
I think the wheel might be pretty handy
What is on your nightstand with regard to reading?
Alpha Beta -- a book about the history of our alphabet and it's impact on our culture
What future technology would make your life easier?
Superconductivity (at 'normal' temperatures ) would change our lives
How do you grow your technical skills?
More reading and listening ... less talking
How do you prefer to find answers to your questions?
Quickly and easily
How are you using social networking today?
Poorly. Actually, that is probably an over-optimistic assessment ... not at all is closer to the truth
How could you see yourself using it in 5 years?
I don't see a lot changing here. This is where my generational-gap shows.
kellypuffs 06000168YK Visits (1984)
This white paper provides you with information about how to extend the use of IBM Rational ClearCase Remote Client (CCRC) by leveraging known capabilities of Eclipse.
Many thanks to author Fred Bickford!
Read the whitepaper: Extending the use of CCRC by leveraging known Eclipse capabilities