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Ralph Schoon has posted a great reference, tutorial, and code on his personal blog which provides for A Rational Team Concert WorkItem Command Line! He provides code for a simple Work Item Command Line Client and explains the usage in a detailed but easily understood manner. Of course, noting that the post contains published code derived from examples from Jazz.net as well as the RTC SDK, we need to state that the usage of code from that example source code is governed by this license and as stated in the disclaimer, this code comes with the usual lack of promise or guarantee.
Since we have seen many requests to be able to create and update work items from a command line in the forum, as well as enhancement requests and a story for it in the RTC development repository, we wanted to highlight Ralph's work as a great starting point for creating these solutions. This WorkItemCommandLine should provide access for most of your automation needs when creating work items, as well as standing as a resource for the RTC work Item API.
So, go ahead and check out Ralph's blog post; we think you may find it stands as a hugely valuable resource as you move forward with your own RTC work!
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Stéphane Leroy (Unleash the Labs CLM, IBM Software Engineer) has created a wonderfully simple table to outline the Test Lab mana
And don't miss Stéphane's most recent posts surrounding his expertise in RTC and enterprise modernization!
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I suspect I could get DOORS Web Access (DWA) installed and running on Windows in 5 minutes. But I hear grumbling about it so I am sharing and timing a DWA 188.8.131.52 install in a rush. I’m usually in a rush.
[Start the stopwatch]
It is important to wait for it to start, as the first time you start it, it is uncompressing the .war files and putting them in different places - this can take minutes. If you interrupt it, you get partly deployed war files which will cause problems later.
When in the Tomcat window you see the message 'INFO: Server startup in xx ms', it should be done
[Stop the stopwatch]
24min 11sec. This included downloading and first draft of this blog. So 5 minutes is not in fact possible for me, I stand corrected. Downloading and starting are the slowest parts.
Avoid problems by having the DOORS client and DWA at the same version level and make sure that the client can start and that you don’t interrupt the tomcat start. If the database server is on the same machine, it is usually best to also upgrade it in order to avoid any DLL compatibility issues.
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These are ten of the most recent How-To technotes for IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC). We know you will find them as helpful as we do, especially since they were all created based on client calls/ emails that have come in to our Support Engineers and the answers from which have been reused to solve even more PMRs than just the initial call...
How to manage the size of the RTC log file- How do you manage the log size in IBM Rational Team Concert(RTC)?
How to view the previous states of RTC dashboard- How do you view the previous states of dashboards in IBM Rational Team Concert(RTC) on the web browser?
How to trouble shoot Tomcat for RTC flashes and disappears- How can you get detailed information when starting Tomcat for IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) with command line, for example server.startup.bat, that flashes and disappears?
How to add Resource Tab in Plan View in RTC- How do you add Resource Tab in Plan view in project area created using Scrum process in IBM Rational Team Concert?
Time of checking attachment size of work item in RTC- When does IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) check the attachment size of work item for upload and is the attachment file compressed during upload?
Supported integrations for Rational Team Concert- Where can you find a list of supported integrations for IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC)?
How to promote a plan view of tree or Kanban display in RTC 4.0.4 or prior- How can you promote a plan view that contains a tree or Kanban display option in the process configuration editor in IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) version 4.0.4 or prior?
How to restrict file and Folder deletion in IBM RTC- How do you restrict the user from deleting files and folder in IBM Rational Team Concert?
How to perform Rational Team Concert work item transitions with CMI- How do you configure the IBM Rational ClearCase Change Management Integration (CMI) to perform Rational Team Concert (RTC) work item transitions?
How to update Rational Team 8.0.1.x, 8.0.0.x, 7.1.x, 7.0.4.x, 7.0.3.x, or 7.0.2.x installations through IBM Installation Manager- How do you update IBM Rational Team products 8.0.1.x, 8.0.0.x, 7.1.x, 7.0.4.x, 7.0.3.x, or 7.0.2.x versions to a new iFix or Fix Pack using IBM Installation Manager?
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IBM Rational DOORS: Common Mistakes and Misconceptions- In this video Afsheen Khan, an experienced DOORS user, takes you through the various common mistakes and misconceptions made by novice DOORS users as well as what powerful and useful DOORS functions most often go unused or underutilized.
Table of Contents:
00:40 - Agenda
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IBM Rational DOORS 101: Basics- In this video Senior Systems Engineer Rick Learn takes you, as a beginner, through everything you need to know to get started with IBM Rational DOORS.
Table of Contents:
01:05 - How do you get started?
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Rational Developer for System z (v9.0.1): Integrated Debugger- This video features the new Integrated Debugger that is part of Rational Developer for System z, version 9.0.1. This debugger is much more than your typical debugger. In this video you'll become familiar with the debug perspective, learn how to submit a job in debug mode or code coverage, access the full feature editor, step through a program, add, monitor, filter, label and search for variables and breakpoints, work with complex variables, easily navigate large programs using the Outline or Program Code Flow views, and use Monitor memory to display results in different formats.
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After the wizardry of my previous post, where you learned how to install the Rational License Key Server Administration and Reporting Tool by using the IBM Installation Manager wizards, let’s now slay some demons! In this post, I will help you understand how a typical licensing model works and how, specifically, the Rational licensing model is designed, complete with daemons!
A licensing model generally consists of:
The license file defines what software or features the license is for, how long it is valid for, how many users can use the software, the computers on which the software can be used, and so on. The license file can be stored locally on the same computer as the application, or on a remote license server. In a served license model, where licenses are stored and served from a common license server, the applications that require a license connect over a TCP/IP network to obtain the licenses from the license server. Rational Common Licensing supports both options local license file deployment and the served license model.
The Rational Common Licensing model consists of the following components:
When you purchase an IBM Rational product, you receive a license entitlement that authorizes you to generate and download license files from the Rational License Key Center. The Rational License Key Center is an online service that you use to create license files (.dat, .upd, .txt) for the application or applications that you have purchased, or in IBM parlance, “have entitlement for”. As I mentioned earlier, the license file:
Tip: Do not change the host name when you migrate your license server from one computer to another. If you do change the host name, be sure to log into the Rational License Key Center, return your existing license and regenerate licenses for the new host computer.
For single desktop applications, you can store the licenses on the same computer as the application. You also have the option to run multiple instances of the application on the licensed computer. For applications that are used on several computers by different users, you can use a served license model. The licenses are held centrally by the Rational License Key Server and served up to requesting applications and users.
Let’s take the help of an illustration to clarify the concept of a served licensing model.
Fig 1: Rational Common Licensing process
Log in to the Rational License Key Center to generate and download your licenses. After you download the license files from the Rational License Key Center, you can use the Rational License Key Administrator (LKAD) to import and deploy the license files to the license server. Depending on your product type, you will need to use different mechanisms to point to the license server:
See the daemons in the illustration? Those two daemons - the lmgrd manager daemon and the ibmratl or telelogic vendor deamon - manage licenses on the license server. The lmgrd daemon runs on the license server. The vendor daemon information is supplied for each application in the license file for the application. The lmgrd deamon handles the initial contact with the client application or the IBM Rational product. It reads the license file, identifies and starts the appropriate vendor daemon, and then passes on the connection to the vendor daemon. The vendor daemon tracks how many licenses are checked out and who has the licenses. An application that requires a license connects to the license server and requests a license. The license server provides a license based on the availability of the license. The daemons write information about license usage to the lmgrd.log file. The License Key Server Administration and Reporting Tool uses the information in this log file to generate reports on license usage.
That, in a nutshell, is an overview of the Rational Common Licensing model. In my next post, I will pick up from where I ended here, and describe how the License Server Administration and Reporting Tool uses the log data and works with the license servers to generate reports.
Additional reading: If you are interested in more information on Rational Common Licensing, read my previous posts on the subject #licensing:
AcdntlPoet 2700019V2G Visits (1321)
Here's a great new tutorial from TheOnDemandDemoGuy covering the Rational Developer for System z (v9.0.1): Integrated Debugger- This video features the new Integrated Debugger that is part of Rational Developer for System z, version 9.0.1. This debugger is much more than your typical debugger. In this video you'll become familiar with the debug perspective, learn how to submit a job in debug mode or code coverage, access the full feature editor, step through a program, add, monitor, filter, label and search for variables and breakpoints, work with complex variables, easily navigate large programs using the Outline or Program Code Flow views, and use Monitor memory to display results in different formats.
Saurabh.Tyagi 270005CY2K Visits (2545)
Theory of PVU Licenses :