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Webcast: Modernize business rules with IBM ILOG and Rational Asset Analyzer on System z
Webcast date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Webcast time: 11:00 AM ET, 4:00 p.m. UTC /GMT
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Learn how new business rule modernization can help solve the challenges
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in adapting rules that govern key business decisions. Business rule
modernization helps you more easily identify, capture, validate and
manage business rules embedded in existing COBOL programs.
This webcast has been created for:
Technical Level: Intermediate
- IT and enterprise architects and IT managers
- application architects
- development managers
Richard Szulewski, Rational Product Manager for System z, IBM Software
Group and Janet Wall, Product Manager, Business Rule Management
Services, IBM Software Group
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For a Rational License server ( version v 8.1.2 or above ) to work properly using IPv6 addresses, all systems in an enterprise (including the network hardware and software) must be configured properly to support communication using IPv6 addresses.
Before testing or deploying a Rational Common Licensing-supported or -based application that supports IPv6 or IPv4/IPv6 dual communication, make sure that all systems on the network can communicate successfully. If the license server will run under any of the following operating systems, it can communicate with clients using either IPv4 or IPv6 (as long as the network is configured properly).
- Any supported edition of Windows Vista
- Any supported Linux platform
- Any supported Unix platform
Because these operating systems support dual-layer communication, both IPv4 and IPv6 enabled clients can communicate with an IPv6 license server. Moreover, IPv6 clients can communicate with an IPv4 license server using the IPv4 address, as seen below:
In the case of a license server hosted on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 operating systems, there are certain drawbacks because of limited dual-layer support on these operating systems.
- IPv6 enabled clients can communicate with an IPv4 license server running on these operating systems.
- IPv4 clients cannot communicate with a Ipv6 license server running on these operating systems. You might receive “FLEXlm -16 error “ on the client end , refer below tech note to fix the issue: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21516145
Author: Pankaj Sharma
A guest posting from Christian Glockner, Rational Client Support, EMEA...
Help us help you!While we do our best to prevent problems from happening in the firstplace, sometimes there's just no way around opening a PMR in order toget support from us.Whether you open your PMR through ESR, by e-mail or over the phone, oneof our Technical Support Engineers (TSEs) should contact you within twobusiness hours of opening the PMR.Most of the time, this first contact consists of the TSE asking formore details, be it regarding your setup, the exact circumstances ofthe problem, or other details that are required for us to efficientlyresolve your concern. And it's only after we've received these detailsthat we can actually start to investigate.We'd love to change that, because we know that time is money and thatyou want the solution as soon as possible - and rightfully so. But weneed your help to make that happen.So what can YOU do to help us help you?It's a few simple things:- Tell us what you're using!Which Rational products are involved and what versions are they at?What Operating System are you running on, which database vendor are you using, etc?Providing this information right at the start of the PMR allows the TSEworking on it to have a clearer picture of the environment at hand. Thedetails we need obviously depend on the products involved, but ingeneral: the more detail the better.- Tell us what's going on!When you open the PMR, describe the situation you're running into. Why are you contacting us, what concerns you?Are you getting error messages (if so, which exact error message)?Include all details that you deem helpful, such as screenshots, even viewlets help.If you have steps to reproduce the problem, include them.By the way, Rational Client Support has implemented the Kepner-TregoeResolve methodology to achieve a systematic and logical process inproblem determination and resolution. So if you are familiar with the methodology, simply provide us with the Problem Analysis and we'll take it from there.- Tell us how urgent it is for you!We want to make sure we set the priorities right on your issues, and infact only YOU can tell us how urgent things are for YOU. If you haveany deadlines you need to meet, tell us.
What's at stake for you? Let us know!Keep these three things in mind (Environment, Situation, Urgency) whenopening a PMR, and you can be sure that we can get started on yourrequest right away.You see: It's a win-win for both of us.
Christian Glockner is a Technical Support Engineer in Rational Client Support, based in our Amsterdam office. He rocks.
There have been a few queries asking why organizations should use at least one Team Area with all same members as in a Project, using IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC).
The requirement for end users maybe something similar:
We have small projects only about 20 members per each and we don't need separate project members into teams.
Is there any reason why we should use at least one team with all same members as is in project?
Or can we just use only project without creating teams at all, if we don't need more than one team?
Is there like some reporting or source control aspect which might be missed if at least one Team Area is not used in projects?
--> The following details provide some basic information about Team Areas and their usage in RTC:
Creation of Team Areas is optional and not mandatory. It is up to the discretion of the users to analyze and see if having a team area is required or not.
Having at least a single team area or not will not have any impact on either reporting or source control aspects of RTC.
Team Area is more of an encapsulation model sorts to encapsulate users into a particular team and a specific iteration/Release.
Assume the Product Development team consists of a Development line and Maintenance line.
Here one might want to create two teams and add users accordingly, such that Development line users will have access to Development Project
Area and Maintenance line users will have access to Patch/Fix-Pack Project Areas only. In such cases, using Team Areas will help.
Otherwise based on the need, users can go ahead and use the single Project Area for an entire team of small size.
The advantage of this is, it will reduce the overhead on the administration aspects for a Team Area.
--> Here is what the Team Area serves:
Having a team area is optional, but most projects of moderate to high complexity will have one or more team areas.
A team area serves these functions:
Defines the users (team members) on the team and specifies their roles.
Defines the timeline in which the team is participating.
Customizes the project process to the needs of the team.
Rational Team Concert allows for a hierarchy of team areas to accommodate more complex projects and large teams with varying needs
within the project. Any contributor to a project can participate in one or more team areas.
--> Additionally, the following article from Jazz.net has details on how the Team Areas are used with a Project:
I hope this note serves users with similar questions using RTC.
A guest post on Rational Support Bangalore hosted Open Mic sessions by KrishnaKanth Naik:
In this fast paced life, when some thing goes wrong, we often ask: why me? When we look back to see what caused this problem - the answer would be the most logical choice was not done/used. But as life goes on so does work at work.
The lessons learned from these experiences become the stepping stone to THINK before deciding. But the question is that how often can you afford do this.
To answer such question in your development environment is to think – RATIONAL(LY).
While the market spoils you with a wide variety choices, to help you decide what you really need-to-do to what should go into your product to what should be first fixed in your code. It takes godly efforts of a well seasoned software engineer to make the right choice.
At Rational, we have designed a wonderful range of tools that help you stabilize your development environment.
We, at IBM Rational Support Bangalore, have initialized a theme "Rational Basics" a series of Open Mic sessions (during IST time-zone friendly hours) for our customers who have been using one of the SDLC tools and have been curious to know more on how life in development could be made uncomplicated by following more industry standards that are easily enforced by using Rational Tools – backed with the solid support from your friendly Rational Client Support (RCS) team.
To get closer to you, our clients, we have initiated this series of Open Mic sessions, where you will be exposed to the world of Rational products and support. We will be showcasing a product from each of the domains, followed by more deep dives in the subsequent sessions. Deep Dive sessions are planned with intent that you can identify the potential problems in your environment before they become troublesome, but to start with, we will begin with the BASICS.
Here is a quick run down of what we have in store for you in the upcoming, Rational Client Support Bangalore hosted sessions, review the linked document for more details and connection information:
O P E N M I C - Rational Basics
| Open Mic Title || Date || Time (IST) || Speaker |
|First Step towards kick starting Rational Product usage: Rational Licensing Basics|| Friday, 27th July, 2012||3PM - 4PM||Naval Kishore Borah|
|A sneak peek into IBM Rational DOORS||Monday, 30th July, 2012||3PM-4PM||Pavan Hoskeri|
|Has Prioritization been a problem, Venture into the world of Rational Focal Point ® to Collaborate, Prioritize and Visualize with a simplicity beyond imagination ||Tuesday, 31th July, 2012||3PM - 4PM||Mritunjay Sharma|
|The Model-based solution to the code maintenance nightmare using Rational Rhapsody ||Wedneday, 1st August, 2012||3PM-4PM||Jose Peter and Ashirbad Dash|
|Get SCMed Part #1: Configuration Management using IBM Rational ClearCase part #2: Managing the most unwanted but unavoidable phenomenon in development environment – “Change”, using Rational ClearQuest ||Thursday, 2nd August, 2012||3PM - 4PM||Avinash Srinivasamurthy and Raghavendra Subramanya Naveen Anbalagan and Pradeesh Parameswaran|
|Role of Rational Publishing Engine in automating your document generation process from different Rational Tools ||Friday, 3rd August, 2012||3PM-4PM||Abish Zachariah1 and Ajay Nagpal|
|Jazzing up your quality management space, a 60 minute runway on Rational Quality Management ® to expedite your insight ||Monday, 6th August, 2012||3PM - 4PM||Sunil Kumar Rao |
|Jumpstart your agile development with Rational Team Concert ||Tuesday, 7th August, 2012||3PM-4PM||KrishnaKanth Naik |
To get an individual invite for any of these sessions, please email the blog author: KrishnaKanth Naik (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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