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Engineers from Rational Support have been hard at work producing white papers that help you navigate through some of the more advanced activities for Rational products. Here are some of the latest papers published.
Title: Rational license migration from floating to token
Abtract: The primary goal of this paper is to familiarize the key stakeholders involved in a token transition project. The document provides a detailed step by step process involved in a transition. The steps described within this document is a collateral of knowledge gained from various token deployments undertaken by the IBM Rational Licensing Team.
Authors: Indraneel Paul, Edwin Stalin, and Krishna Kumar
Title: Configuring Rational DOORS Help on Citrix environment
Abtract: Rational DOORS uses an Eclipse based help system that can be configured in different modes. Each Rational DOORS client that is installed on a user system can be independently configured in any one of the HELP modes. However, when Rational DOORS is published through a supported terminal or presentation server, a DOORS Administrator can choose to configure common help modes for all users. This document touches upon each HELP mode in the context of a terminal / presentation server. Citrix Xenapp 6.5 is used for testing the scenarios that are presented in this document.
Author: Pallavi Parakh
Title: Differences between Rational Rhapsody 8.0 Statecharts and UML 2.4.1 Behavior State Machine
Abtract: OMG UML and IBM Rational Rhapsody have been evolving in parallel, and some differences were created and expanded over time. Not all graphical notations that are defined in UML specification are supported by Rhapsody. There are certain patterns of transitions you cannot draw due to restrictions imposed deliberately, but not necessarily limited by UML specification. Some of UML features such as deferred event and do-activity are not natively supported today. This document covers such gaps that are found between UML specification and Rhapsody implementation, aiming to help you design statechart more effectively and enable easier interchange of statcharts among UML-based modeling tools.
Authors: Shinji Kanai and Moria Abadi
Thank you to Indraneel, Edwin, Krishna, Pallavi, Shinji and Moria for their contributions!
Support engineer Shinji Kanai has put together an extensive white paper on customizing code generation using Rational Rhapsody for C++. The white paper explains Rhapsody properties and how they relate to code generation. The paper also provides information on code customization techniques that you can use in conjunction with property based modification.
Title: Customize code generation using Rational Rhapsody for C++
Released: March 1, 2014
Author: Shinji Kanai
You can find more helpful white papers for Rational Rhapsody here. (Requires an IBM ID.)
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Folks from Rational Support have been producing a lot of great white papers lately. Check them out!
Title: DOORS TFS Integration’s Upgrade Process from TFS 2010 to TFS 2012
Abtract: This white paper provides information on upgrading the IBM Rational DOORS integration when changing from Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 to 2012.
Author: Krupa Gunhalkar
Title: Use Rational Publishing Engine with Rational Rhapsody
Abtract: The whitepaper introduces the basics of using IBM Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) to extract data from IBM Rational Rhapsody.
Author: Rajesh Singh
Title: IBM Green Hat Licensing Concepts and Management
Abtract: This white paper covers different licensing aspects of IBM Green Hat products such as requirements, status output inferences, and Processor Value Unit (PVU) licenses.
Author: Pankaj Sharma
Title: Rational Performance Tester Workbench agent implementation scenario and troubleshooting
Abtract: This white paper provides an implementation scenario and troubleshooting information for the Load Generation Agent of IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT).
Author: Rajesh Avanthi and Neeta Stanley
Title: Managing Test Data under Rational Performance Tester
Abtract: This white paper provides a scenario based approach of how you can correlate an encoded value handled within IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT).
Author: Neeta Stanley, Vinay Jagadeesh and Rajesh Avanthi
Title: How to create a document-style report from Rational Focal Point using Rational Publishing Engine
Abtract: This white paper provides guidance on creating a template in Rational Publishing Engine to report on different attributes in Rational Focal Point. The white paper also provides tips for selecting the appropriate schema element from Rational Focal Point Schema in Rational Publishing Engine.
Author: Abish M Zachariah and Abhijit Singh
Check out this new CLM whitepaper from Rational Client Support's AVP team member Dayal Sachdev!
Dayal knows that clients today face challenges scaling Jazz environments appropriately and maintaining them, and has written this whitepaper that describes one approach to monitoring a server layer and captures those results for analysis using Resource Monitoring with IBM Rational Performance Tester. The target audience is administrators whom are in charge of hosting and maintaining Jazz CLM tools today while having a moderate understanding of load testing concepts and Jazz tools.
Title: Use Rational Performance Tester to monitor Collaborative Lifecycle Management server resources
Abstract: Using IBM Rational Performance Tester V8.5 to resource monitor an IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Manager V4.0.3 server hosted on IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.
Released: September 25, 2013
Authors: Dayal Sachdev
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Check out this newest knowledge collection from Rational Client Support, a RDz Server Health Checklist by support engineer Roger Newton!
Title: Rational Developer for System z Server Health Checklist
Abstract: The IBM Rational Developer for System z (RDz) Server Health Checklist is a guide to aid with the installation and configuration of RDz. This document is a supplement and not a replacement for the existing RDz publications.
Released: June 11, 2013
Authors: Roger Newton
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Check out the newest white paper from Rational Client Support, a licensing paper by support engineer Karthik!
Title: Rational License Key File Management
Abstract: This white paper paper describes the different type of licenses for IBM Rational products and effective ways of managing license files for these products.
Released: June 7th, 2013
Authors: Karthik M
Publisher: Matthew Quimby
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Title: Rational Performance Tester 8.3 Load Generation Agent Architecture and Support
Abstract: This white paper provides information on the new Load Generation Agent feature in Rational Performance Tester (RPT) V8.3. The feature is a replacement of Agent Controller. The white paper covers topics including installation, configuration, and troubleshooting.
Released: March 22, 2013
Authors: Kevin Mooney, Richard Ptasnik
Title: Integrating ClearCase and Rational Team Concert for Project Management, Work items and Jazz team builds
Abstract: You can leverage your investment in IBM Rational ClearCase and enhance it with agile planning, work item execution and change management with IBM Rational Team Concert. This document provides information about the necessary requirements and identifies resources that will assist you in setting up the integration.
Released: November 30, 2012
Author: Christopher Guild
There are some new white papers from Rational Support that cover integrations for ClearQuest, DOORS, Focal Point, and Rational Publishing Engine. There are also two new white papers for Rational Licensing. Check them out!
Title: Configure the Rational ClearQuest Web and Rational DOORS Web Access integration with SSL
Abstract: This white paper covers the configuration steps for the Rational ClearQuest Web and Rational DOORS Web Access integration with SSL enabled. You can use this integration to create links and enable traceability between a Rational DOORS requirement and a Rational ClearQuest change request. Open Services Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) provides the integration between the two products.
Released: November 1, 2012
Title: Integrate Rational Focal Point with Rational Publishing Engine for effective reporting
Abstract: This white paper provides you with the details on the architecture of integrations between Rational Focal Point and Rational Publishing Engine. This white paper also describes how to customize report templates in Rational Publishing Engine Studio based on your reporting needs in Rational Focal Point. This white paper outlines the benefits, advantages, and scope of the integration.
Released: October 19, 2012
Title: High availability options for Rational License Key Server
Abstract: Rational License Key Server backup alternatives exist to keep your critical Rational applications up and running. The backup alternatives also to reduce downtime from unplanned outages. This white paper covers different methods to establish backup recovery.
Released: October 15, 2012
Title: Rational Token Licensing Concepts and Management
Abstract: This white paper describes how Rational Token based licensing works. This paper includes information on token based license advantages, license key generation, logging, and best practices.
Released: October 24, 2012
Check out these new white papers from Rational Support that cover integrations involving Rational Quality Manager, Rational Publishing Engine, and Rhapsody:
White paper: Use Rational Publishing Engine with Rational Rhapsody
Abstract: The whitepaper introduces the basics of using IBM Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) to extract data from IBM Rational Rhapsody. RPE helps in creating reports to represent data in a user friendly format. This white paper is useful for project support team, system and software engineers, and also for the program and project managers.
Released: August 10, 2012
Author: Rajesh Singh
White paper: Managing Software Testing Automation Framework with Rational Quality Manager
Abstract: This white paper highlights the integration of IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM) with the STAF and STAX Automation Framework. Using this integration, you can centrally manage the client machines and trigger the automation from within Rational Quality Manager. This white paper is useful for those who want to use RQM as the tool for running and maintaining the test execution.
Released: August 21, 2012
Author: Rajat Pratap Singh
A new white paper is available that covers security testing for your Rational Application Developer applications!
Abstract: This white paper focuses on the integration of IBM Rational Application Developer (RAD) and IBM Security AppScan Source Edition with Developer plug-in. The article provides insight on Rational Application Developer, Security AppScan Source, and the integration. The article covers how install the Security AppScan Source Developer plug-in and use the integration with Rational Application Developer.
Released: July 19, 2012
G Kiran K Singh
It’s hard to think of an industry that is not undergoing transformation. Systems space industries including domains like: Banking, Automotive, Aerospace, Defense, and Manufacturing, are all being transformed by the forces of a smarter planet.
By smarter planet we mean the world is becoming:
- Instrumented – Sensors are everywhere, collecting information that can be used in all types of decision making and optimization.
- Interconnected – Everyone and everything are connected. People, products and systems are being connected in new and different ways.
- Intelligent – With all this instrumentation and inter connectivity is the opportunity for intelligence to be infused in all products and systems.
Any project that is taken up by your organization needs the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to see success. Each of these tools requires them to be licensed so that there is an authentic and a transparent way to deliver the project seamlessly. The choice of tools and the licenses involved come at a cost to the organization.
Your organization should be well versed in understanding the costs, and should be looking at a more optimized and flexible way of working around the projects with such tools and the licenses with optimized costs. Licensing can play a large role in the flexibility and affordability of an IT infrastructure. Acquiring, managing, and utilizing software licenses effectively can be costly and time consuming.
A flexible licensing strategy can help your investment in to get can optimal use of rational solutions based on your development life cycle.
Most organizations will use an effective mix of multiple schemes to drive the optimal productivity of their software delivery teams. By using the Rational token licensing model, practitioners can utilize the right Rational tool at the right time during the development life cycle. Rational Tokens allow great flexibility in configuration: allow for current product use as well as factoring additional tools that might be needed later in the life cycle.
Rational Token Licensing helps you become flexible and optimized:
- Flexible use of Rational solutions caters to On Demand Licensing:
Use the right tool at the right time during the life cycle of a development project, Identify the best license fit for a given task or project.
- Streamline License Management and Reduce Shelfware:
Multiple licensing options to your development teams help eliminate the concept of temporarily “unused” software as the project moves from one development phase to the next.
- Optimize and Simplify software license investments for higher ROI:
Replaces a less predictable spending model that has large spikes with a uniform spending model with incremental increases as needed, allows customers the access to specialty software during the project, at optimized costs and provides need based usage.
For more information on Rational Token Licensing and how it can work in your deployment please visit:
Author: Kushagra Sharma
Here is information on a recently publishing white paper for those interested in the integration of Rational DOORS and Rational Change.
Title: Upgrading the Rational DOORS and Change integration data into the OSLC-CM integration
Abstract: The content of this white paper helps you understand the administrative tasks of migrating the traditional integration of DOORS and Change to the OSLC integration using the built-in DOORS plugin. This white paper also covers the setup procedure of the DOORS database server and Redirector Service.
Published: June 13, 2012
Here is a recently published white paper on the use of Rational Publishing Engine with Rational System Architect:
Title: Integration of Rational System Architect and Rational Publishing Engine
Author: Priya S.
Abstract: You can use the integration between Rational System Architect and Rational Publishing Engine as a reporting tool to create composite reports from multiple data sources. This white paper includes topics like how the integration works, how to setup up the integration, and how to publish a report using this integration.
Released: December 16, 2011
We have published two new white papers. The first is for the collaborative integration between Rational Team Concert and Rational Rhapsody. The second covers the date based licensing feature available with Telelogic based Rational products.
Title: Collaboration using Rational Rhapsody and Rational Team Concert
Author: Rohan De Noronha
Abstract: This white paper is describes the process of integrating Rational
Rhapsody with Rational Team Concert. The white paper demonstrates the
collaboration aspects between the two tools in terms of parallel and
Released: November 28, 2011
Title: Understanding the Date Based Licensing Concept of Telelogic Products
Author: Lipsmita Mohanty
Abstract: Some of the Telelogic products under the IBM Rational brand use a date
based version license mechanism. The intent of this white paper is to
answer questions related to date based licenses and renewals.
Released: November 29, 2011
We have a new white paper that covers the Rational Token Licensing concept. Check it out!
Title: Rational Token Licensing Concepts and Implementations
Author: Edwin Stalin
Abstract: This white paper describes how Rational Token based licensing works. This paper includes information on token based license advantages, license key generation, logging, and frequently asked questions.
Released: November 7, 2011
Check out these recently published white papers for Rational License Server and the Rational Logiscope Eclipse integration!
Title: Deploy IBM Rational License Server 8.1.1 effectively in your enterprise
Author: Indraneel Paul
Abstract: This white paper provides recommendations for maintaining a stable and efficient license service. The
white paper also provides tips for enhancing the performance. Included
is a case study on the performance benchmarks of Rational License Key
Server 8.1.1. This white paper covers the different aspects essential for a
successful deployment, such as system requirements, system resources,
and network and security considerations.
Released: September 29, 2011
Hot off the presses, here's a great new whitepaper just released yesterday. This paper is jam packed with info intended to provide you with a comprehensive guide to successfully use the integration between Rational System Architect and All Fusion CA-Erwin:
Title: How to integrate Rational System Architect with CA-Erwin
Author: Rajesh Avanthi
Abstract: This document describes how to integrate IBM Rational System Architect with CA-Erwin modeling tool and will assist in better understanding the metabridge functionalities which supports the export and import of logical data models as well as Physical data models from CA-Erwin to Rational System Architect.
This paper intends to provide you with a comprehensive guide to successfully use the integration between Rational System Architect and All Fusion CA-Erwin. The purpose is to merely serve as an aid in bringing the logical and physical data models from CA-Erwin into Rational System Architect and thus helping you to enhance the modeling designs in Rational System Architect.
From a business perspective, integrating the two major Enterprise Architect applications (Rational System Architect and CA-Erwin) should serve better and provide a strong base for fulfilling the business needs by providing a pathway from strategic enterprise architecture to tangible solution delivery.
The following new ClearCase White Paper has been published to the Web.
Special thanks to author Fred Bickford!
- The following technote contains a list of ClearCase White Papers from various sources:
Technote 1329759 Knowledge Collection: Available White Papers for the ClearCase Family of Products
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A new whitepaper was published today:
Rational Build Forge General Maintenance
Abstract from the paper's introduction section:
This whitepaper is designed as a supplement to the Build Forge Online Help Documentation. This document should not be seen as a replacement for the Online Help Manual. Build Forge Administrators and Release Engineering teams should review this document before making any changes to a new or existing environment. The information supplied is not based on IBM recommendations. This white paper is intended to assist in creating scalable and manageable Build Forge environments. The paper is broken down into individual components due to certain software requirements. Build Forge out of the box requires: Database backend, Java Application Server (Tomcat), Web Server (Apache with PHP), and Precompiled Perl Executables (Perl Engine). Each component has its own unique options when considering management and scalability.
After reviewing this whitepaper, apply changes to a test environment before releasing in production. Some of the topics discussed in this paper result in data removal and aggressive purging. Please note that these topics should be discussed prior to implementation.
Released: August 12, 2011
Author: William Frontiero and Joseph Bucanelli