Here is one of the queries that was put across to me (Sumant Renukarya) by one of our clients using IBM Rational Team Concert; a question that was a bit like a puzzle:
'Where can I find a specific Apache Tomcat patch for AIX server? An AIX specific patch is not available for download'.
Though it sounded like a simple FAQ, it had to be answered judiciously as the number of AIX servers which were being patched, were in the range of 90 to 100!
After thorough research and brainstorming, it was confirmed that there is no separate installer for different flavours of UNIX, for Apache Tomcat server. Essentially, you need to download and use the default installer available for the single flavour of UNIX from the Apache Tomcat website, which serves for AIX as well.
Here is a Sample Scenario:
An issue was reported with Apache Tomcat Release bundled with Jazz V184.108.40.206 and there was a need to upgrade the patch of Apache Tomcat server from the default 7.0.25 to 7.0.34. This was for an AIX server installation of the Apache Tomcat server, bundled with IBM Rational Team Concert.
From the http://tomcat.apache.org site, all the installer needed to download and use was 'apache-tomcat-7.0.34.zip', found by browsing into the location: http://archive.apache.org/dist/tomcat/tomcat-7/v7.0.34/bin/
This particular patch is for general UNIX flavors and holds good for AIX servers as well.
I hope this helps some of you avoid the time in researching which download to use when updating your AIX Apache Tomcat server!
Integrating IBM Rational Team Concert and HP ALM with Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters- How to integrate IBM Rational Team Concert with HP ALM by using the Rational Adapter for HP ALM. See how the development lead, developer, test lead and tester can work in their own lifecycle tool and link data across tools in traceable meaningful ways. Using the HP Adapter with RTC: http://goo.gl/ajZNx
Table of contents:
0:00 Introduction to Rational Adapter for HP ALM
1:07 Demonstration scenario
2:07 Link HP ALM test folder to RTC plan while in RTC
3:15 Add test case while in RTC
4:48 View a defect while in RTC
5:24 Link a defect to a plan item while in RTC
5:52 Associate a change set to a defect while in RTC
While you should be able to get the list supported integrations with IBM Rational Team Concert in the System Requirements page for the particular version, did you also know there were great resources on integrating with Rational Team Concert with a number of other applications on the jazz.net site? Just check out this quick query to see how much content there really is: https://jazz.net/search_results.jsp?q=integrating+rtc#page=0&type=&q=integrating%2Brtc
But don't stop there, you can also use the jazz.net community for queries that both do and do not fall under IBM supported configurations for any Jazz based products. The Jazz.net community is supported by users of Jazz products, consultants, practitioners, Jazz developers, as well as our own technical support engineers, and is an open community for all to join and share their expertise!
Moreover, there are even great resources on how to get the most out of the Jazz.net forums! If you've not started participating yet, consider this your invitation to join in the conversations, ask questions, and even provide your own expertise to help others. You'll find value no matter how you participate!
From the Rational User Community!
Webcast: Three Tips for Success in Agile Product and Systems Development
When? March 27, 2013, 12:00pm ET
How? Register now!
What? Agile is proven in the IT domain and is enjoying rapid adoption in the product and embedded systems space. But being successful with agile in this domain presents different challenges such as integrating teams, large-scale complexity and communicating the benefits to management. There are some agile practices which can be leveraged to address these concerns. Continuous integration and test driven development can help with finding defects early and getting to done with the right solution more quickly. To build management engagement, an additional step needed is to map typical agile metrics to measures that are actionable for management.
Join Marty Bakal, Embedded Agile and Electronics Industry, Offering Manager, IBM Rational, in this webcast as he explains how to use these approaches to deliver success in agile product and systems development.
Space is limited, so register now!
There are new videos available on IBM Education Assistant for Rational. There are several videos covering topics for the Rational CLM products and migrating users between Rational Change and Rational Directory Server. Check them out!
Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management
Rational Team Concert
Rational Requirements Composer
Rational Change and Rational Directory Server
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.
Getting/setting properties of SCM artifacts using Rational Team Concert SCM CLI- This video demonstrates how to modify and list the properties of a workspace, stream, component, baseline, and a snapshot using the RTC SCM CLI client.
Both Vijay Sankar and Andy Gurd have tirelessly spent the past month taking you back to school on requirements. If you missed it, or just want a refresher, take a look at their work with the entire Requirements Management 101 series here:
Hot off the reporting presses here in Rational Support, here are the top twenty technotes used in February to help solve the PMRs you reported. As always, these are taken directly from our PMR reports and tabulated to help you solve the same issues which you may be encountering:
|1250403||How to obtain license keys for IBM Rational products||Rational Common Licensing|
|1410649||Get Social With IBM Rational Client Support||Rational Customer Support|
|1131335||Utility to collect ClearCase logs and diagnostic data on Windows||Rational ClearCase|
|1208895||Utility to collect ClearCase logs and diagnostic data on Linux, AIX, HP-UX and Solaris||Rational ClearCase|
|1308308||How to move licenses to a new server||Rational Common Licensing|
|1605567||How to generate license keys for Rational Products from Rational License Key Center website||Rational Common Licensing|
|1474620||How to install Rational License Key Server 8.1.x on Microsoft Windows||Rational Common Licensing|
|1302974||System Requirements for ClearCase 7.1.x||Rational ClearCase|
|1620879||Upgrades to 4.0.1 create a significantly larger, incorrect index - testfix is required before the upgrade||Rational Team Concert|
|1597061||Compatibility across releases for ClearCase clients and servers||Rational ClearCase|
|1324457||How to reset the Administrator password in DOORS when it has been lost||Rational DOORS|
|4032680||Rational Test Workbench 8.0||Rational Test Workbench|
|1122368||Exporting and importing ClearQuest schemas||Rational ClearQuest|
|1298482||How to create and manage Enhancement Requests in the Rational RFE Community||Rational Customer Support|
|1257370||How to serve a license key to client machines through a firewall||Rational Common Licensing|
|1122748||Running the ClearCase dbcheck utility||Rational ClearCase|
|1294762||System Requirements for ClearQuest 7.1.x||Rational ClearQuest|
|1135435||Common features used in the FLEXlm Licensing options file||Rational Common Licensing|
|4033458||Installation Manager, Version 1.6.1||IBM Installation Manager|
|1358628||MustGather: Enable debugging for ClearCase and ClearQuest installs using Installation Manager||Rational ClearCase|
Summary: Starting with Version 1.0, IBM® Rational Team Concert has supported the scrum project management approach. Over the years since, both this collaborative software and its support for scrum and agile teams have improved dramatically. This article, updated for Version 4.0.1, replaces previous articles and explains how to use RTC effectively within a scrum team. Part 1 walks you through setting up your project and team and filling your first product backlog.
Using scrum methods with Rational Team Concert Version 4: Part 2. Plan and manage sprints
Summary: Starting with Version 1.0, IBM® Rational Team Concert has supported the scrum project management approach. Over the years since, both this collaborative software and its support for scrum and agile teams have improved dramatically. This article, updated for Version 4.0.1, replaces previous articles and explains how to use Rational Team Concert effectively within a scrum team. Part 2 uses a hands-on example to explain how to plan and run your first sprint.
About the author:
Millard Ellingsworth lives in the hills west of Portland, Oregon, where he works on developing the IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management community, improving how teams work together to build software that matters. During the small pockets of free time that leaves him, he divides his attention between playing golf, noodling on the guitar, woodworking, and tinkering with Android development. You can follow him on Twitter as@millard3 and on Google+.
Introduction to Linked Data Concepts and OSLC- An introduction to linked data concepts and how they apply to Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC).
OSLC Web Site: http://open-services.net
OSLC Primer: http://open-services.net/primer
OSLC Tutorial: http://open-services.net/tutorial
Eclipse Lyo 1.0: http://www.eclipse.org/lyo/
Steve Speicher's blog: http://stevespeicher.blogspot.com/
OSLC Core and Domain specifications: http://open-services.net/specifications/
We're glad you asked! Here's the articles, downloads, and other odd & ends that went live on developerWorks Rational recently:
Being agile while still being compliant
By: Keith Collyer, PhD, Senior Solution Manager, Electronics and Medical Devices Industry Solutions, IBM and Jordi Manzano, Software Quality Assurance Manager and Deputy Director of R&D, Diagnostic Grifols
A practical approach to agile development practices for medical device manufacturers
Product: Rational DOORS
Using scrum methods with Rational Team Concert Version 4, Part 1
By: Millard Ellingsworth, Software Developer, IBM Corporation
In this first of two parts, Millard Ellingsworth walks you through setting up the project, team area, and Product Backlog
Product: Rational Team Concert
Using scrum methods with Rational Team Concert Version 4, Part 2
By: Millard Ellingsworth, Software Developer, IBM Corporation
In this second of two parts, Millard Ellingsworth uses a hands-on example to explain how to plan and run your first sprint
Product: Rational Team Concert
Use Rational Integration Tester to test WebSphere MQ test message transactions
By: Richa Awasthy, Staff Software Engineer, IBM and Dulith (Duli) Wijewardene, Advisory Engineer, IBM
An introduction to using the integration testing feature included in IBM Rational Test Workbench
Product: IBM Rational Test Workbench
Sync resources from external applications with Rational Focal Point
By: Manjunatha S. Nadigar, Integration Lead, IBM
Use the included REST client API to integrate Version 6.5.2 or later with other applications
Product: Rational Team Concert, Rational Focal Point, Rational Requirements Composer
Multilingual automation testing when scripts are based on English UIs
By: Zhi Jun Wang, Software Engineer, IBM, Xue Feng Kang, Software Engineer, IBM, and Xiao Feng Ji, Software Engineer, IBM
How to generate a pseudo translation build to help programmers write automation scripts for multiple languages
Agile analysis practices for safety-critical software development
By: Bruce Douglass, Rational Chief Evangelist, Systems Engineering, I.B.M.
Bruce Douglass, author of the IBM® Rational® Harmony™ for Embedded RealTime Development process, explains why and how to apply agile methods to the key analysis practices for development of safety-critical systems.
Products: IBM Rational DOORS, IBM Rational Rhapsody
Import Microsoft Visio diagrams into IBM Rational Software Architect, Parts 1-3
Part 1 by: Kapil Gambhir, Senior Software Engineer, IBM
Part 2 by: Rakesh Choudhary, Software Engineer, IBM
Part 3 by: Ritesh Prasad, Engineering Manager, IBM
Import Visio UML class and use case diagrams.
Product: Rational Software Architect
IBM Rational Team Concert
IBM Rational Team Concert, based on the Jazz platform, now supports any plan, any process, any platform. New formal planning templates support traditional project phases, while new risk management capabilities can be used by any traditional, agile or hybrid team. With a single release for all platforms, simple role-based user licensing, no charge for the server software, and new flexible pricing models, you are free to mix and match deployments to suit your particular environments. Rational Team Concert is free for up to 10 developers.
Rational Test Workbench
IBM Rational Test Workbench delivers end-to-end functional, regression, load, and integration testing to address the quality challenges of highly complex applications. Registration and sales representative assistance required for access to the 30-day free trial. Register on Passport advantage today.
IBM Rational Rhapsody
The IBM Rational Rhapsody software is available in different editions to help systems engineers and developers of embedded software analyze, design, develop, test, and deliver embedded, real-time systems and software.
We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Fabio Castiglioni:
Fabio Castiglioni is an Executive IT Architect with IBM Sales and Distribution in Italy. He has 30 years of experience in IT, 13 in development labs where he held technical and management positions in international projects. Earlier in his career, Fabio was Technical Director for research projects on object-oriented technologies, Senior IT Architect in major integration projects, and Technical Leader for the Government Industry for IBM South Europe. Fabio is one of the teachers of Component Modeling classes for IBM architects and has published several articles on the subject of nonfunctional requirements.
There is so much great content to share this year! The following items went live on developerWorks Rational last week:
The value of effective requirements management in the nuclear energy industry
By: Paul L. Fechtelkotter, Global Business Segment Leader, Energy and Utilities, Rational software, IBM
How IBM addresses compliance and collaboration challenges in the nuclear energy industry
Back up Rational software user data for quick disaster recovery
By: Pranab Agarwal, Advisory Staff Software Engineer, IBM
How to configure peer-to-peer replication with Rational Directory Server (Tivoli Variant)
Products: Rational Change, Rational DOORS, Rational Synergy
Avoid manual configuration of applications under test with this Java utility
By: Amit Srivastava, Staff Software Engineer, IBM and Awanish Kumar Singh, Software Engineer, IBM
Configure applications programmatically in Rational Functional Tester for a client/server test environment
Product: Rational Functional Tester
Featured author- We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Ritesh Nigam
Ritesh Nigam is a senior software engineer with eight years of experience in software development. He has been working as a senior developer for IBM Rational Change for more than five years. He also has experience in Java, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), Perl, and web technologies, such as Dojo toolkit, Ajax, web services, OSLC, and change and configuration management.
Change the public URL for Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management server V4.0.1- This is a demonstration of changing the public URL for a Jazz Team Server in IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management V4.0.1. This activity affects IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational Quality Manager, and IBM Rational Requirements Composer.
You must review this article and plan ahead before carrying out this task: https://jazz.net/library/article/1081
This demonstration is also available on IBM Education Assistant:http://ibm.co/VLmxBQ
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Administering Users and Projects in IBM Rational DOORS NG or Requirements Composer- In this video, you see a high-level overview, with examples, of administering IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation. Jon Walton covers creating new projects, new users, assigning users roles and privileges, licensing and even ReqIF! Note this video also applies to Rational Requirements Composer.
Table of Contents:
0:53 - Managing the Server
1:02 - License Key Management
2:11 - Create Users and Assign Licenses
4:14 - Create a New Project
5:31 - Selecting a Template
7:35 - Project Area Administration
9:43 - Setup Project Members
10:44 - Setup Project Roles
11:17 - Setup Project Permissions
14:01 - Setup Associations
14:46 - Create Implementation Requests for Developers
15:28 - Project Properties
15:55 - Artifact Types
18:50 - Artifact Attributes
22:25 - Attribute Data Types
22:52 - Link Types
23:57 - Templates
26:40 - Create a New Template
27:44 - Team Ownership Overview
28:14 - ReqIF Manager