Asset management, broadly defined, refers to any system that monitors and maintains things of value to an entity or group. It may apply to both tangible assets such as buildings, and to intangible concepts such as intellectual property and goodwill.
Know where your assets are....
IBM Rational Asset Manager is a collaborative environment for creating and governing software assets. A definitive library management system where you catalog, organize, use, reuse, manage, and report on any type of software, technology, or business asset.
A collaborative software development asset management solution, IBM Rational Asset Manager software enables organizations to identify, manage and govern the design, development and consumption of software assets, including services as part of a service-oriented architecture (SOA) initiative. The software helps IT organizations deliver innovative IT solutions while controlling costs, reducing application backlogs and improving business flexibility and responsiveness by facilitating software asset reuse.
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Purchasers of IBM Rational Asset manager can choose among three types of product licenses: an Authorized User license, an Authorized User Fixed Term License (FTL) and a Floating license. The best choice for your organization depends upon how many people will use the product, how often they will require access. Lets understand the concepts of keys ( licenses ) behind this dynamic software.
Types of RAM (Rational Asset Manager ) Licenses:
Licensing Model for Standard Edition:
Licensing Model for Enterprise Edition :
Addresses different usage patterns
→ Administrators assign users to AU licenses: Collaborator or Publisher.
→ SE licenses cannot be used in an EE servers.
→ Collaborator license only allows search, download and comment on assets.
→ Audit report can be generated to show license usage.
→ Floating license is consumed by users not assigned an AU license.
→ Collaborator license is consumed initially until a publisher feature is invoked then license consumption switches to publisher.
→ 30 minutes of inactivity or logging out releases the license (Floating).
→ Programmatic access consumes a license → Concurrent programmatic access consumes multiple licenses equal to the number of concurrent programmatic access.
→ When a user searches and browses without authenticating then no floating license is used,
→ When an anonymous user displays a public asset details, then an available collaborator floating license is checked out,
→ When an authenticated user displays an asset, then a collaborator licence is checked out, unless you already have a publisher license from a previous action,
→ When an authenticated user modifies or submits an asset, then a publisher license is checked out ( and if a collaborator license was checked out, then it is check in )
→ When an authenticated user logs out, then the license is returned, for either collaborator or publisher, unless the user had other sessions,
For EE (Enterprise Edition) : each authorized user license is of one access type -> collaborator or Publisher
For SE (Standard Edition) : there is only one license type,
If the authorized user license is of type Collaborator, and the user attempts to modify or submit an asset, then an available Publisher license will be checked out.
Version 7.5 ( RAM ) includes the following enhancements and features:
Server licenses: Rational Asset Manager Enterprise Edition no longer requires the purchase of a server license, providing more flexibility in the deployment of clusters and stand-alone servers
Token licenses: Token licenses are now available. You can reduce deployment costs by sharing Token licenses across one or more Rational products.
How to reconcile the different editions & license types?
Help Help Help, I’ve got an error message and don’t know what to do!
We all know how frustrating it can be to encounter an error message and not know what to do to fix it. Please find error messages and their troubleshooting information below, collaborate with others to improve the product functionality without wasting a minute.
Error: Rational Asset Manager error: No valid license managers could be instantiated. There is an installation problem
Rational Asset Manager, Version 7.5 editions and licensing:
Rational Asset Manager, Version 188.8.131.52 release information:
Licensing model for client access licenses:
Article Author: Saurabh Tyagi
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Join us in welcoming Rational Asset Manager to IBM Education Assistant! There are two modules now available that cover the installation and configuration of RAM 7.5.1 server:
As always, we appreciate your feedback! If you see a survey on the IBM Education Assistant website, let us know if the tutorials helped you or not.
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. Take a tour of IBM Education Assistant. Find more great education modules here.
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In this week's downloads post we're shuffling up the format a bit to try and provide even more useful info surrounding the recent releases. Let us know in the comments if you prefer this new format or if you like the older listings style with a single link to the downloads available...
IBM Rational DOORS Requirements Management Framework Add On 184.108.40.206 is now available:
Rational Asset Manager (RAM) 7.5.1 is now available:
And, in conjunction with the new release of RAM, here's the "Top Requested RAM resources" for you to bookmark:
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I have a new favorite technote.
I know, I know. A knowledge manager is not supposed to play favorites. But there's enough love to go around, and every once in a while, a technote goes above and beyond and just deserves a little additional recognition.
So today I want to share with you the brand-new, shiny, Rational Asset Manager Featured Documents document. This page contains the most requested support documents as well as those recommended by the IBM Rational Asset Manager support team.
And we're not just talking technotes here. LInks to education, user groups, forums, social media ... it's all here!
This new document is featured prominently on the Support Portal RAM Overview page and elsewhere, and I think really represents a useful slice of important information to help you be successful with Rational Asset Manager.
Of course, this list reflects a small portion of our knowledge base. If your problem or question is not featured here, perform a keyword search from the Rational Asset Manager support page.
Check it out and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
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