Assess the Impact of a Change- Scott McBride, Senior Managing Consultant with IBM demonstrates how you can link a business service to supporting processes, applications and technology components. Knowing these dependencies will enable you to identify which business activities may be affected by a change in the supporting technologies.
It''s becoming more and more common for secure websites to use stronger encryption. That's fine but when recording SSL traffic with Rational Performance Tester that stronger encryption level can prevent RPT from recording traffic from that site.
The Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) upgrade scripts - Jazz Team Server (JTS), Change and Configuration Management (CCM), Quality Management (QM), Requirements Management (RM) provides an additional command line parameter(-noEditor) to prevent it from opening teamserver.properties files for verification. In other words, the upgrade scripts allows suppressing the following prompt:
A notepad editor will be opened to let you verify the JTS teamserver.properties file.
Verify that the Public URI root denoted by the com.ibm.team.repository.server.webapp.url property is correct.
Verify that the database properties are correct. When done, save your changes if any and close the editor to continue the script execution.
Enter [C] to continue the execution or hit [Enter] to cancel the script execution:
This new command line parameter(-noEditor) was introduced to perform upgrades in complete silence using the wrapper scripts.
The upgrade scripts also provides other parameters(such as -noPrompt -noStepPrompt –overwrite -noVerify)
As a result, the automation of the upgrade scripts can be achieved by prevent all the user interactions.
An example command to perform JTS upgrade by suppressing all the user interactions:
C:\IBM\JazzTeamServer502\server> upgrade\jts\jts_upgrade.bat -oldJTSHome C:\IBM\JazzTeamServer501\server\conf -noPrompt -noStepPrompt -noVerify -noEditor
The noEditor parameter works only for jts_upgrade.bat, ccm_upgrade.bat, rm_upgrade.bat and qm_upgrade.bat.
However, vvc_upgrade.bat, dm_upgrade.bat, and relm_upgrade.bat don't support the noEditor option.Therefore, running these three upgrade batch files still require manual user interaction.
This series of articles presents two mechanisms for integrating IBM Rational Team Concert™ and IBM® UrbanCode Deploy to create a continuous delivery process. The first approach included in this article, Part 1, is a packaged out-of-the-box implementation that is easy to set up. The second approach, presented in Part 2 and Part 3, uses extensions to the Ant build.xml file.
Continuous delivery with Rational Team Concert and UrbanCode Deploy: Part 2. How to extend the build process- This article shows how to extend a build process to push newly built objects from the Rational Team Concert build process to the UrbanCode Deploy repository so that it is ready for deployment. Note: The use of the Ant build process does not limit you to just building Java applications. Rational Team Concert users have used the Ant build process, and Rational Team Concert extensions in the build process to build applications in other languages such as C and ADA.
Mark holds a Bachelors Degree in General Engineering and a Masters Degree in Distributed Systems Design, has more than 20 years experience in a wide variety of computer systems and is a Member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer.
He was a senior Engineer at ALSTOM T&D where he was responsible for the creation of software solutions using ‘C’, Assembly code, PERL and Fortran for PC, mainframe and real-time embedded platforms.
Mark joined Rational Software in 1999 and after focusing on change and configuration management solutions has expanded the coverage of the software development lifecycle to include requirements, test automation and deployment. During his IBM career Mark has worked in roles covering technical consultancy, product management, marketing and services management. He is currently serving another term of pre-sales consultancy focusing on the UrbanCode deployment automation solutions.
IBM Rational IDE customers please take note: The IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.5 Beta Program is now live!
As of today, IBM has commenced an open beta program for IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software.
This program will afford you the opportunity to see how the product is implementing tool support for Java 8 and JEE7. It will also afford the opportunity to experience a new capability for optimizing test coverage and utilization. This experimental test optimization technology is made available for use not only with IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, but also with IBM Rational Developer for System z and IBM Rational Developer for i.
IBM DevOps: How to be a Lean Startup in the Enterprise- Having a great idea that people support is only the first step in injecting innovation into an Enterprise. This video is a quick tour of a streamlined process and supporting technologies for implementing the build-measure-learn practice used by lean startups.
Essentials of UrbanCode Deploy: Train the Trainer - In this session instructors Steve Cotugno and Joanne Scouler take you through UrbanCode product basics. You will learn how to teach customers the fundamentals of UrbanCode Deploy. You will be introduced to what is now the new official customer training course on UrbanCode Deploy so you can deliver the course to customers.
The structure and content of the new course will be discussed along with logistical information about how to prepare for and deliver the class. Then a product overview covering the key concepts of UrbanCode Deploy will be presented. This is the first module in the course. Key concepts such as Resources, Components, Applications, Deployments, Agents, and environments will be covered. After participating in this session you will know what to expect in terms of the course content and you will also have a basic understanding of the UrbanCode Deploy product.
Essentials of UrbanCode Deploy: Train the Trainer (Resources)- In this one-hour train-the-trainer session for the Resources module of the course "Essentials of IBM UrbanCode Deploy QQ147," IBM trainer Joanne Scouler and Managing Consultant Steve Cotugno take you through the purpose of resources, the different types of resources, key points about resources and how to set up resources in UrbanCode Deploy.
You also learn how resources relate to agents, how tags and properties are important for resources, and how to configure a topology for deployments. You will also see a short demo of how to create resources for JPetStore in a two environment topology (SIT and UAT).
In case you missed it, there are some recently published videos on the IBM Rational User Education YouTube channel and on IBM Education Assistant. These videos cover usage topics for Rational DOORS Next Generation and how to work with the Rational Developer for System z (RDz) integration with IBM Data Studio.
Do you have the latest updates for your Rational products using IBM Installation Manager? If you are still running Installation Manager 1.7.3 or older you may not!
When clicking Update in IBM Installation Manager, it will search the IBM service repositories for product updates hosted on IBM servers (for example: fixpacks). There have been recent changes to the servers to address security vulnerabilities, and as a result, Installation Manager 1.7.3 or older will no longer find product updates. Installation Manager 1.8 or newer works with the updated server.
These are the top 20 technotes for RationalClearCase that were reused during the past month to help solve your PMRs. In January 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:
Discovering IBM UrbanCode Deploy (animated)- In this video IBM DevOps Evangelist Eric Minick is interviewed by Jason Green about the advantageous, structure, and components of IBM UrbanCode Deploy as well as how it used to overcome common hurdles in implementing a rapid deployment environment.
00:15 - Why shorter release cycles? 00:38 - What are the common problems UrbanCode Deploy solves? 01:23 - The death of manual deployment? 03:12 - How does UrbanCode Deploy work with existing tools? 04:02 - How do the different tools all fit together? 05:52 - Integration with back-end deployment tools? 09:17 - What makes strong traceability? 12:33 - Speaking the language of the middleware 14:02 - Updating the web service 15:30 - How UrbanCode Deploy tests... 16:42 - Self-service environments
The content below was originally posted by Jean-Louis Marechaux in the DevOps Community here. We are re-running this post for better visibility to some amazing educational opportunities!
"About two years ago, we started the Learning Circles initiative to provide simple and structured educational material on some IBM Rational products. There are now 11 published Learning Circles that you can leverage for your own enablement, or for self-paced training in your organization.
To align the material with latest product releases, the CLM and the RTC Learning Circles have been recently updated. They now include specific material on CLM 5.0 (and even 5.0.2 for RTC).
Earlier this year (in 2014), we also worked with Scaled Agile Inc. to update the Agile Learning Circle and include a new roadmap on agility at scale with SAFe 3.0 (Scaled Agile Framework)
Visit the following Learning Circles and explore the Learning Roadmaps they contain:
CLM for App Dev: Get familiar with CLM capabilities and business value (IT domain)
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 the past month 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:
Monitoring a virtual user during RPT schedule execution- This is a demonstration of setting up the monitoring of a virtual user during schedule execution in IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT) V8.6. This is helpful if you want to check on the status of a virtual user independent of the result of the entire schedule execution. You can find more information about this activity in the Rational Performance Tester documentation: http://ibm.co/1CU5dgT
IBM Rational IDE customers please take note:
IBM will soon announce the IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.5 Beta Program
In coming weeks IBM will commence an open beta program for IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software. This program will afford you the opportunity to see how the product is implementing tool support for Java 8 and JEE7. It will also afford the opportunity to experience a new capability for optimizing test coverage and utilization. This experimental test optimization technology will be made available for use not only with IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, but also with IBM Rational Developer for System z and IBM Rational Developer for i.
By participating in the beta program you can
get early access to the new and enhanced features
evaluate how they might work in your environment
provide feedback to help shape the features as development continues toward general availability
Are you planning an upgrade to a newer release of IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC), Rational Quality Manager (RQM), Rational Requirements Composer (RRC), Rational DOORS Next Generation (DNG) or your Jazz Team Server (JTS) and unsure about whether or not your clients or servers need to be upgraded together or can be upgraded separately?
Will your old clients connect to your newly upgraded servers? What about backward compatibility - can you upgrade your clients first? Do your clients and servers need to be on the same release?
IBM Rational DOORS Next Gen 101: Overview and Demonstration- In this video distinguished engineer George Decandio gives you an overview of IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation using a PowerPoint slide deck and then takes you into the IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation program to demonstrate how the program works and what benefit it can provide to you. This video is aimed at new, beginner and novice users.