Today we released version 9.6.0 of Rational Software Architect Designer and Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software. Find the download, Release Information, and Fix list information below that you'll need to install or upgrade to this version.
While working with Rational Software Architect Design Manager (RSA DM) on Linux operating system, you might come across an error "Unable to load diagram" when you are trying to open the diagrams imported using the RSA DM Import engine.
The import of the diagrams may work fine and it could fail to open while you are navigating and trying to double click on the imported diagrams.
Here is a snapshot of one such diagram displaying the error:
This error might occur with multiple users across many diagrams.
At this point, it would be worth it to inspect the rsadm.log and the dm.log files.
For more information on Design Manager log files click here
You might see the following error in rsadm.log file:
org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [gtk_init_check() failed]
The error “SWTError: No more handles" almost always indicates that there is no valid DISPLAY on Linux when running your RSADM server.
To resolve this issue you could refer to this technote. Though it is not for Design Manager, it describes a similar problem for RM converter and the solution should be a similar one.
Once the valid DISPLAY is set you should now be able to open the diagrams without any errors.
While trying to import an activation kit to activate Rational Software Architect Designer for Websphere v9.5 and you encounter the following error "This jar file does not contain any licenses".
The activation kit "v9.5 IBM Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software Authorized User Single Install Activation Kit" downloaded from the Rational license key center (LKC) website fails to activate the application and displays the above error.
Starting with version 9.5, RSA and RSA4WS (Rational Software Architect for Websphere) has been renamed as Rational Software Architect Designer and Rational Software Architect Designer for Websphere Software.
As part of repackaging, if you previously purchased RSA you will be entitled for RSADM also and vice versa .
When you extract the jar file you can see the activation kit is for RSA DM (Design Manager) not Rational Software Architect Designer for Websphere Software , the contents of policy.xml looks like below:
Have you seen the latest document published on the topic of Single Sign-On (SSO) support with IBM Rational Asset Manager (RAM) on WebSphere Application Server (WAS)? Support Engineers are consistently asked whether RAM offers this technology. What is Single Sign On (SSO)? SSO is an authentication process that permits a user to enter one name and password in order to access multiple applications.
Rational Asset Manager (RAM) does not contain any implementation for Single sign-on (SSO). Authentication depends on WebSphere Application Server (WAS). If WAS authenticates a user, RAM also believes that the user is authenticated. Therefore, any SSO Support needs to come from WAS and not RAM. RAM has not tested Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), other TAI based, and other SSO scenarios that are supported by WAS. The published content contains a word attachment for step-by-step instructions to configure SSO with RAM (on WAS) and internal RTC.
Here's a snippet:
One WAS instance with RAM server and internal RTC server which is used only for RAM.
How to set:
1. The SSO for this scenario has already been enabled by default.
2. There is advanced step need to be done in case UnauthorizedSessionRequestException
1). Go to WAS admin console -> Servers -> Server Types -> WebSphere application servers -> choose your server -> Session management -> Custom properties
Follow the link below to access the published content in its entirety below:
You were working on a project in Rational System Architect and you misclicked and accidentally deleted the Parent graphic. From a SV-4 data flow child diagram no less. You need to get this back in working shape before your boss gets upset. But what can you do?
You reached out to IBM support. They filed a defect for you. You heard back from Support:
If a parent graphic is removed from a child diagram, there is no way to add it back on. That being said, there is a workaround that might work for you:
1. Go to the original parent diagram
2. Create a new child diagram
3. Then copy the contents of the new child diagram to the original child diagram.
4. Now you can delete the new child diagram.
Hopefully, this will get you back on the road to finishing up the work you were doing before your accidental misclick.
We have new tutorials available for Rational Rhapsody and Rational Quality Manager on the IBM Education Assistant website. We also have Rational Software Architect making its IBM Education Assistant debut with two new Design Manager tutorials.
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.
Don't miss your opportunity to sign up for two great Global Rational User Group (GRUG) webcasts this week! Can't attend the live webcast? Register to be notified when the replay becomes available. June 28: Architecting Smarter Banking Solutions with IBM CICS and Rational Tools - Register here June 29: Collaborative Design Management with Rational Software Architect and Rational Rhapsody - Register here
Architecting Smarter Banking Solutions with IBM CICS and Rational Tools
Webcast date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011; 11:00 AM ET
Description: Update GRUG on latest CICS and RDz solutions with focus on Banking sector.
Financial institutions are facing tremendous challenges to adapt, yet often have siloed and constrained legacy systems that are not well suited to a world that is flatter, riskier, and smarter. Watch how the New features in CICS and Rational Developer for System z facilitate adapting existing systems to leverage modern SOA, Web 2.0 and mobile technologies, to achieve flexibility and speed development while still maintaining best practice architectural principals. Utilizing these new features can be easy and non-invasive to the existing systems, so you can adapt while maintaining stability and robustness. Come see how new updates from Rational and CICS support implementing.
Speakers: Catherine Moxey is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member in CICS Strategy and Planning Dave Myers is the System z Application Development Tools Product Line Manager
Collaborative Design Management with Rational Software Architect and Rational Rhapsody
Webcast date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011; 11:00 AM ET
Description: Software and system architecture and designs help resolve the inherent complexity of intelligent, interconnected and instrumented solutions, but there are numerous challenges that go beyond solution complexity. The extended team of subject matter experts is needed to provide insights and feedback on these designs to make sure the solutions meet the right market demands, satisfy customer needs and deliver the expected quality. Everyone from business analysts, stakeholders and other team members need to be involved from the early stages of development. There's also a need to introduce traceability of designs to requirements and work items and ensure the communication and understanding of plans across stakeholders, architects, operations and beyond.
Levering the Jazz foundation for collaboration, Rational's Collaborative Design Management capabilities aim to extend Rational Software Architect (RSA) and Rational Rhapsody to allow you and your teams to search, browse, comment, discuss, and review your designs from both the existing rich clients as well as from a new Web client just for design management. Capabilities for linking the design artifacts to other lifecycle artifacts through Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) interfaces and for visualizing those traceability links are also key reasons a CDM solution is right for organizations facing complexity issues of all types.
Attend this webcast to learn more about these new capabilities and ask questions directly from our leading experts.
Learn how you can use IBM® Rational® Software
Architect to create a Java Data Object (JDO) enterprise application,
leveraging the Google App Engine SDK in this new developerWorks article. This article shows you how to do that by
building an application with a design that is focused on business logic, not a
pre-existing data store.
Title: How to connect Rational System Architect to Oracle
document describes how to connect IBM Rational System Architect
application with Oracle as the backend DBMS. This document will also
help you to understand the Oracle configuration files such as
TNSNAMES.ora, Listener.ora, and Sqlnet.Ora and services related to
There are so many people in IBM and Rational dedicated to helping you be successful with your Rational products.
Rational Software Architect 8.0 contains an outstanding Integrated
Self-Paced Training (ISPT) course within the product itself, which is a
first for our product releases. The Integrated Self-Paced Training
Essentials of modeling with RSA
contains 17 modules (with labs and demos) that introduce the RSA
modeling capabilities. Each module, which is a separate topic in the RSA
IC, provide links to labs, demos, help topics, and a variety of other
related resources. The labs and demos are available from the
. We delivered the first iteration, which is based on the content from
the RD565: Essentials of Modeling with RSA 7.5 course, in version 8.0
and will be updating the information for the v8.0.1 release.
If you have RSA 8.0 installed on your machine, go to Help -> Help Contents, and in the search text window enter
"self-paced". This will bring up the course description, and within
that description, will be the embedded link to the training course
located on the InfoCenter.
We are looking to collect any feedback from our clients who have
reviewed and/or used this new learning feature: to gather client
feedback, to find out if the current ISPT is helpful, and what other
possible ISPTs we should consider preparing.
What do you think? Want to see more? Let us know via comments on this blog post.
UPDATE: 11/10/10: A survey has been created to collect your feedback. Please consider contributing your thoughts - we'd love to hear from you!
Next generation architecture and development! Open betas: Rational Software Architect and Rational Application Developer
We are proud to announce open betas for our most comprehensive software architecture and development solutions.
IBM Rational Software Architect The Rational Software Architect beta release is for software architects and developers interested in exploring the latest features and a new user experience in software design and development. You will discover a simpler, more streamlined way to design, develop, deploy, and test IT solutions.
IBM Rational Application Developer The Rational Application Developer open beta software provides a simpler and streamlined way to develop Java EE 6 software, Web 2.0 rich internet applications, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions.
It has been a busy release time in the AM space, so I wanted to make you aware of three new RSARTE (Rational Software Architect RealTime Edition) whitepapers that I have collaborated on with development and just published.
These documents will be referenced both from the RSARTE support web page as well as from within the RSARTE InfoCenter.
IBM Rational Software Architect (RSA) Support would like to invite you to the first RSA Open Mic conference call.
Title: RSA Open Mic Call Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009 Time: 2pm-3pm Eastern Time Topic: General RSA Support Issues Conference telephone numbers: Participants, Tie: 650-9010 Participants, Toll: 719-457-2703 Participants, Toll free: 888-293-6966 Confirmation Code: 3296418
To help ensure your conference begins in a timely manner, please try todial in 5 to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
The intent of this conference is to have a casual discussion with IBMRational Support, to share thoughts, ideas, and information to allattendees. This will be a phone conference only; there will be noaccompanying webcast. This discussion will not cover future productdirection or the status/progress on open RFEs, APARs or PMRs.
The conference will be moderated to keep the call moving and toappropriately triage issues/concerns to PMRs as needed. This may meancertain problems will need to be taken offline for additional researchor specific expertise.
Anyone planning on attending that would like to offer a question oridea for discussion beforehand, or anyone who cannot attend and wouldlike a question or thought added to the discussion, please post here onthis dW forum thread. Every effort will be made to speak to all items postedhere, time permitting, in the conference. We are looking forward to agreat discussion.
Katur stopped by this afternoon to show off his new Redbook: Collaborative Application Lifecycle Management with IBM Rational Products, written in collaboration with other good peeps, several of which I've had the pleasure of working with. Katur Patel and Brianna Smith currently work in Rational Client Support.
It's 600+ pages of fun and excitement featuring Build Forge, ClearCase, ClearQuest, ReqPro, and introducing Rational Quality Manager, Rational Requirements Composer Rational Software Analyzer and Rational Team Concert.
From the back cover:
In this book, we provide a reference scenario and tool architectures for deploying the new IBM Rational products into an existing enterprise environment. We also provide a set of blueprints that define each of the key disciplines in the development life cycle to help you understand the domain and how the Rational products support the need of that discipline. Our primary focus is to highlight the value of CALM by providing a user view of the solution that is used to support a distributed enterprise development team that incorporates aspects of the "Agility-at-Scale" approach.
Get yours here - download a PDF or order your own hard copy.
This article guides you through the basics of generating tooling forelements from an existing UML profile or from a new UML profile. Thesteps described in this article pertain to Rational Software Architectfor WebSphere Software 7.5, Rational Software Architect StandardEdition 7.5 and Rational Software Modeler 7.5.
After reading this whitepaper, you will learn how to use the newProfile Tooling workflow introduced in Rational Software Architect andRational Software Modeler version 7.5 and later, including:
generating the tooling model;
how to customize the tooling model;
creating dynamic tooling diagrams;
generating code from the tooling model;
deploying the tooling;
updating the tooling model to respond to changes in the profile; and