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We are pleased you chose IBM to provide high-quality solutions for your business and information systems needs. As part of IBM's ongoing efforts to improve the service we provide, and in response to client feedback, Rational is making a series of changes to enhance its delivery of technical support. Outlined below, you will find details about these upcoming changes. We thank you for using IBM and look forward to continuing to provide you with the world-class technical support you have come to expect from our team.What questions do you have?
Now that we are back from "rainy" Orlando, Fla. and a great VoiCE and Innovate, have you had further thoughts about the soon to release, Rational License Key Administration and Reporting Tool?
It was wonderful to meet so many of you in person at VoiCE and Innovate, and to hear your enthusiasm for this new licence feature. And, rest assured, the important feedback and suggestions you gave at VoiCE and Innovate have already been heard by our development teams. So, keep it coming!
If you walked away with further thoughts and suggestions from the VoiCE presentation or the Innovate Labs pedestal on the Rational License Key Administration and Reporting tool, please don't hesitate to reach out to me: firstname.lastname@example.org Or, you can leave your thoughts, here, as a comment response to this blog post.
If you did not attend VoiCE or Innovate, and have questions about the soon to release Rational License Key Administration and Reporting tool, you too should feel free to reach out to me, or contact your IBM Rational sales lead about the tool. If you are under an NDA, we can show you what was presented at Voice and Innovate prior to release.
Thanks, and I look forward to our continued collaboration on the new Rational License Key Administration and Reporting tool.
Author: Jane Balin, PHD.
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Starting October 19, IBM Rational will distribute activation kits using the IBM Rational License Key Center. For example, Rational Jazz-based products such as Rational Team Concert and Rational Quality Manager customers will now go to the License Key Center to get their product activation kits instead of IBM Passport Advantage.
This change is being made to provide a consistent method for IBM Rational customers to obtain and manage their license keys and activation kits.
This change affects the following products:
IBM Rational Application Developer (RAD)
IBM Rational Business Developer (RBD)
IBM Rational Developer for System z (RDz)
IBM Rational Developer for System i (RDi)
IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT)
IBM Rational Manual Tester (RMT)
IBM Rational Method Composer (RMC)
IBM Rational Modeling Exension (RME)
IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
IBM Rational Professional Bundle (RPB)
IBM Rational Software Analyzer (RSAR)
IBM Rational Software Architect (RSA)
IBM Rational Software Modeler (RSM)
IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM)
IBM Rational Requirements Composer (RRC)
IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC)
Click here to view a video explaining the Rational License Activation kits, featuring the dulcet tones of "Diamond" Dave Dimillo.Click here to view a video explaining the Rational License Activation kits, featuring the dulcet tones of "Diamond" Dave Dimillo.
More information in this technote: http
For more informatiion on Rational license keys, visit the Rational Support Licensing Site.
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License Borrow: Borrow If you need one, and return back at your convenience.
When making a borrow request, the user is either connected to the server over the network, or with some systems the license can be borrowed via secure file exchange between the disconnected user's system and the server. After the license has been borrowed, the user can then disconnect the computer from the network and continue to use the software for the
How to borrow is simple: Please see the step by step instructions on how to Borrow and “Early return the Borrowed Licenses
Now, if you would want to early return the borrowed license using Rational License Borrow Utility, the RCL 8.1.3 Borrow Tool has the “Return Product” button enabled and available on selecting one borrowed product from Borrowed Products table.
On Clicking on “Return Products” button by selecting one or more borrowed products, It will go ahead with the Return Early operation. Note: This is only possible from Rational License Key Server 8.1.3 onwards.
The three sceen shots below will exemplify this early return process:
Author: Saurabh Tyagi
Different Types of reports in the RLKS Admin and reporting tool:
Reports display valuable statistics about how users are using the assets and repository.
Managing software assets goes beyond submitting them to a repository and managing them through consumption. Over time, looking at the changing elements, the models and trends of asset details, consumption use cases, and users information can help companies evaluate the needs of their current business strategies.
Lets understand the different types of reports available and the insights they provide...
Peak usage : This metric represents the maximum number of license requests that were granted by the selected license servers for the selected products. If more than one license type is selected in the report definition (floating and token as license type), the peak usage report shows multiple numbers in the bar graphs. The following example shows a peak distribution report with two counts per bar.
Peak denial : This metric represents the maximum number of license requests that selected license servers denied for the selected products during the specified time.
Note: In certain reporting scenarios, the tool can report inaccurate license denials. For more information, see the "Known limitation in license denial report" technical document.
License usage per user : This metric presents information about product usage by a user from a license server at a specified time. This list includes the user and the host server name for the selected products for the specified duration.
Available Licenses : This metric presents the total number of licenses for a product that are available in the license files that are used to start the license server.
License expiration : This metric presents the expiration date of licenses for each of the selected products. This information is collected from the license file.
Token distribution : This chart presents the number of token licenses that are issued in the specified time for various products in an organization.
Chargeback report : This metric represents a simple chargeback policy for product licenses that are used in an organization. The report for this metric is like an invoice, where the number of licenses that are used by each user during a specified time is listed. The number of license hours is multiplied by the unit costs that are associated with each license hour of that kind of license for that product. This product gives the value in currency to be charged for that user.
Note: For the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) products, the following metric types are supported: