Jazz LICENSING : Exploring Rational Team Concert
Rational Team Concert has a simple set of defined roles to enable key solutions for your organization. With Rational Team Concert you simply acquire licenses to support the roles and solutions that you are interested in. This provides you with an unprecedented level of flexibility and cost efficiency to choose and use only what you are interested in to support your needs. Rational Team Concert allows you to implement individual components of RTC now and others later simply through licensing - and without your typical deployment and integration headaches and risks.
When you purchase a role-based license for IBM Rational Team Concert you will have read, write, and comment access to some or all of the capabilities of the Change and Configuration Management application. In addition, there are three types of Developer client access licenses.
Client access licenses:
When you install Rational Team Concert, you deploy the Change and Configuration Management application, in addition to the Jazz Team Server. You then use activation kits to install product client access licenses on the Jazz Team Server and assign these licenses to users so that they can access the capabilities provided by the Change and Configuration Management application.
With a role-based licensing scheme, when you purchase a client access license for a particular role you will have read, write, and comment access to some or all of the capabilities of the Change and Configuration Management application.
You install the client access license activation kits in the License Key Management section in the Administration page of the Jazz Team Server. You assign the licenses to users in the Client Access License Management section of Jazz User Administration. See Installing and managing license keys for instructions.
Types of client access licenses:
Role-based client access licenses:
The roles in this table correspond to the client access licenses you can purchase for Rational Team Concert in this release. A role-based license will give you access (read; read and write; or read, write, and comment) to some or all of the capabilities in the Change and
Configuration Management application.
RW = read/write
R = read only (and "comment" if user has RW access to Jazz Foundation)
Functional user licenses:
When you install Rational Team Concert, you receive, in addition to the client access licenses above, the following functional client access licenses. These licenses are not for actual users. Instead, they are used as account IDs to set up connections to other capabilities. None of these licenses adds to the server user limit.
Developer Client Access Licenses:
This matrix shows how support and the level of cross-server SCM capability afforded by a currently installed Developer client access license are affected by subsequently installed CALs.
Only the Developer-10-C Client Access License is free
For both the Developer-10-C and Developer for Work groups Client Access Licenses, the following restrictions apply.
Only 1 activation kit can be installed per server
Only 1 activation kit can be installed across any set of servers sharing the same floating license server
When installing the server, there are two Installation Manager packages available for installation:
Jazz Team Server and CCM Application installs the server components
Rational Team Concert Required Base License Keys, including Trials installs the functional user licenses and the trial versions of the role-based licenses,
For any deployment topology, you must install the Rational Team Concert Required Base License Keys, including Trials package on any machine with a Jazz Team Server that has one or more registered instances of the Change and Configuration Management application.
Once a Jazz Team Server is installed, you may install additional license keys in the License Key Management section in the Administration page of the Jazz Team Server
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Author: Saurabh Tyagi