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The IBM Rational Licensing Support Team members are conducting Open Mic sessions that cover different aspects of Rational licensing and are helpful to those looking for more information on the topic. Here is an summary of the Open Mic events coming up.
Feel free to to nominate yourselves, or any members from your team who are interested in taking part in these sessions by entering the details in the Open Mic registration page.
For more information on these and other sessions, see the Rati
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License Usage Order
IBM Rational products requests licenses in a specific order. In an organization we may have combination of authorized user, floating, suite, point-product licenses in the environment, it is essential that we understand the license usage order.
Now let’s try to understand the license usage order. An IBM Rational product that users IBM Rational Common Licensing will request the license in the following order.
For version 7.0 of IBM Rational products, the license key usage order has changed. In releases before 7.0, when a Suite product was being installed, the Rational License Key Administrator (LKAD) application would first try to find a license key corresponding to the Suite. If the Suite key was not available, LKAD would then look for a key corresponding to the product that was running.
The table below describes the license usage order for each IBM Rational Product that uses IBM Rational Common Licensing.
Now let’s check how to change the license usage order. Any changes made in the license usage order can be reversed to previous setting by clicking the "Restore to Defaults" in the license usage mapping window.
To change the license usage order:
The license usage order that you set on your computer is tied to your user ID. If different users log in to your computer with their own user IDs, the license usage order that you may have changed resets to the default order. The new users can set the license usage order for their user IDs. Their settings do not affect your settings.
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Need to package and deploy with RTC? This article on Jazz.net explains how to use the IBM i packaging and deployment capabilities of Rational Team Concert 4.0.
Here's the quick contents overview to show you the breadth and scope of the article:
For more information:
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It may be a slow time of the year for a lot of us in-between all the holidays, vacations, and general time-off relaxing during these summer months, we're still focused on getting you the right content when you need it, to help drive your business forward to success. To that end, the following items went live on developerWorks Rational this week:
How to move an existing CICS application to a smartphone
Deploy Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence 2.0.3 to a federated WebSphere environment
Rational Developer for System z
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Overview of Mobile Test Automation for Android Apps in Rational Test Workbench- IBM Rational Test Workbench: mobile application testing solution for Android OS Applications.
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DevOps helps establish easier, quicker handoffs from planning and development to deployment and other siloed areas. In this complimentary series of webcasts, we’ll discuss this collaborative approach for continuous software delivery, and how IBM integrated development and operations tools and processes can help optimize the entire lifecycle of your applications. Join us to learn about the DevOps architecture and how the IBM suite of development and operations products reduce the hops and stops on the continuous track of software delivery with end-to-end collaborative software innovation.
With the DevOps approach, organizations can:
Register today for the entire series, or for any of the individual webcasts as seen below. All sessions are one hour in length, beginning at 11 a.m. EDT / 3:00 p.m. GMT / UTC
August 7: IBM DevOps Solution: Accelerating the delivery of multiplatform applications
Mobile, social, big data and cloud technologies are driving the demand for new, faster and more frequent approaches to software delivery across all platforms, middleware and devices. The goal is to push out significantly more features in each release and get more releases out the door with confidence, while maintaining compliance and quality. Amid these demands and goals are some common problems – or gaps– with software delivery that need to be mitigated.
In this session, IBM executives will discuss how IBM DevOps solution addresses culture, process and tools integration across the software delivery lifecycle - spanning distributed and mainframe environments. They will provide updates on the latest IBM System z tools and middleware offerings, and introduce the recent IBM acquisition of UrbanCode.
August 14: IBM DevOps Solution: Continuous business planning to get cost out and agility in
Do you know what you have, what it is worth to your business and what that return is costing you? Are you able to respond to business needs and customer demand in a timely manner while also managing the cost to deliver that value? In this webcast, you’ll learn about actionable strategies and techniques to get more out of your existing investments. Our experts will discuss how you can transform your application portfolio to reduce maintenance and development lifecycle costs and improve the decisions you make about technology investments.
September 4: IBM DevOps Solution: Collaborative development to spark innovation and integration among teams
Application development cannot be sustained in disjointed silos. New mobile, social, big data and analytics projects demand a development process that is fast, integrated, creative and affordable. Your teams need to work closely with one another, regardless of the deployment platform used to run the components of those applications. The needs of your business change quickly, too, making it necessary to re-prioritize work quickly and shift resources to different projects efficiently. With advanced, productive and unified development environments and middleware from Rational and CICS, you can apply talent across boundaries and keep the focus on innovation and high-quality code development and test.
September 11: IBM DevOps Solution: Continuous testing to save costs and improve application quality
As teams move more quickly to meet customer demands, they need ways to ensure quality while keeping deliveries on time and costs under control. These challenges can be met by automating manual, repetitive tasks, including build, regression testing, integration testing, problem determination and functional validation. Further benefits can be realized by virtualizing services that are external to applications under test. Join us and learn how to get started with automated testing and debugging, as you learn valuable service virtualization techniques.
September 18: IBM DevOps Solution: Continuous release and deployment to compress delivery cycles
Manual processes and efforts to deliver software changes across an enterprise are notoriously risky, costly, and error-prone. Today’s applications are complex, and multi-tiered, where deployment often consists of orchestrated changes to multiple subsystems and can involve multiple teams of specialists, with a shrinking release window. New deployment models and tools have come into play that help streamline collaboration between teams, standardize and automate repeatable tasks, thereby increasing deployment quality and repeatability while reducing risk and cost. This new generation of release, deployment and provisioning tools helps you improve your processes today, while positioning you for an easy jump to next-generation systems management in the future, saving days or even weeks of effort for every deployment. Attend this session to discover strategies for application release automation and some new tools that can help.
Register today for the entire series, or for any of the individual webcasts.
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Are you following us on your preferred social channel? Did you know we've recently launched a GooglePlus and Tumblr blog? While no channel is meant to be a catch-all, we want to get you the information you want and need in the channels you are most comfortable with. Do you find twitter is the best place to find our content and engage with us? Follow us there! Twitter not your style but rather you prefer Facebook? We're posting there as well to help you find the right information at the right time! Check out our news document linked below to see all the channels on which we're active and follow us on the ones you're most comfortable with:
Without losing sight of the work we do in the newer social channels, we also want to ensure you don't forget about some of the most effective community based channels out there surrounding Rational products and topics. Finding answers from previous questions, or even direct community based help with your own specific question can be a great way to leverage the collective wisdom, but even better is when you can join in the conversations and share your own expertise to help others.
While the above are great resources for truly social support with clients and IBMers alike all participating, we also recognize that this isn't a complete list of all the forums or social channels out there. Is your favourite one missing? Let us know in the comments and we'll add it to the list! Or, do you have some other favourite method for finding answers or sharing answers which we haven't touched on? We'd love to hear about those as well!
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BlueMix enables you to rapidly build, rapidly deploy, and easily manage cloud applications, while using services and frameworks available in a cloud environment to deliver systems of engagement. Sign up to start exploring the BlueMix public cloud environment.
Project ICAP is a set of pre-release technologies being developed as part of the BlueMix initiative. It includes integrated tools and runtimes, open services, and cloud deployment. You can use it to quickly deploy systems of engagement that are innovative and easy to manage.
Mobile Cloud Services are middleware capabilities designed to be consumed by mobile apps and to help speed up app development. Features include platform-agnostic development, lightweight consumability via REST APIs, easy developer on-ramp via SDKs, and hidden server-side complexity.
JazzHub, powered by Rational Jazz technology, is a cloud-based software development environment. It helps you develop and collaborate on software projects in the cloud - with task tracking, agile planning, and integrated source control - giving you everything you need to develop your next app, feature, or product.
Big SQL is new technology from IBM that provides SQL access to data in Hadoop (HDFS and HBase). Apply to participate in the Big SQL Technology Preview program. You will get access to a free course on BigD
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Greetings from IBM Rational Licensing Team!
As a part of our proactive Client connects activities, we are conducting Open Mic sessions on licensing which covers different aspects of Rational licensing.
We believe these sessions will be helpful for you. Please find the Open Mic Calendar for the month of July below.
A) Title: Rational License Server 8.1.2, 8.1.3, Installation, Configurations, Options file.
Date: Monday, July 29, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
B) Title: IBM Rational Token Licensing, Basics, Benefits, Usage of Jazz Token Licensing.
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Time: 3PM - 4PM Indian Standard Time (5:30am EST)
C) C) Title: Introduction to licensing, basic transactions of LKC, Migration of license keys and its best practices.
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Feel free to to nominate yourselves, or any members from your team who would be interested in taking part in these sessions by entering the details in the Open Mic Registration link below.
Also, please visit our Open Mics content page for current invites and previous recordings.
We are hoping to provide you with a good learning experience.
Article Author: Ashok Rao
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These are the top content reused during June to help solve your Rational Change, Rational Focal Point, and Rational Quality Manager issues. Last month the following technotes were the most heavily reused when closing PMRs opened by you, our clients. We hope that highlighting them here will help others encountering the same or similar issues also find quick resolution:
IBM Rational Change:
IBM Rational Focal Point:
IBM Rational Quality Manager:
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iOS Mobile App Testing with IBM Rational Test Workbench- A brief introduction to the mobile app testing capabilities available for iOS in IBM Rational Test Workbench v8.5
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Here's the most recent list of the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since June 19th! Presented below to help you find the fixes you need in order to stay up to date and successful with your Rational products....
Don't forget to check out the downloads tag to see the fixes you may have previously missed:
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These are the top 20 technotes reused during June to help solve your Rational License Key Server issues. Last month the following technotes were the most heavily reused when closing PMRs opened by you, our clients. We hope that highlighting them here will help others encountering the same or similar issues also find quick resolution:
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Performing multirecord updates with Rational ClearQuest Web V8.0.1- A demonstration of performing multirecord updates in IBM Rational ClearQuest Web V8.0.1
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As his blog says, Sanjeev Sharma is a DevOps, Mobile, Agile Transformation, ALM SME and Evangelist. He's also a Tech Sales Specialist, Solution Architect, DevOps SME, Agile Evangelist, Rational Software SME, IBMer, Inventor, Innovator, Blogger... and airline mile junkie. More importantly, however: he is also very active on twitter and other social sites like slideshare where he's helping others by sharing his experience and knowledge for everyone's benefit.
Following is his Slideshare deck on the session topic "DevOps for Mobile Apps" that he and Leigh Williamson, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Rational CTO Team delivered at IBM Innovate last month:
But don't stop there... Sanjeev is also a prolific blogger on the topic of DevOps. Check out his relevant posts below:
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Introduction to Rational Team Concert v4.x Source Control Management- Murad Korejo covers such basics as Rational Team Concert projects, streams, components, workspaces, snapshots, version control, source control, and how they all fit into the paradigm of Application Lifecycle Management.
These are the top content reused during June to help solve your Rational Team Concert issues. Last month the following technotes were the most heavily reused when closing PMRs opened by you, our clients. We hope that highlighting them here will help others encountering the same or similar issues also find quick resolution:
Rational Team Concert Technotes:
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It doesn't take long for our amazing content authors to break out of a short holiday week and come back with much more to highlight for you all. In-between all the holidays, vacations, and general time-off relaxing during these summer months, we're still focused on getting you the right content when you need it, to help drive your business forward to success. Last week was no different with the following items that went live on developerWorks Rational:
Software Delivery and Lifecycle patterns for Private Cloud
Using Screen Definition II with Rational Team Concert
Enhanced distributed development with IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux Version 9.0
Collaborative lifecycle management
Rational Team Concert
We are also pleased to feature Contributing Author Paul Urban
Paul Urban has more than 25 years experience in developing systems, software, and hardware in the embedded and real-time systems industry. Urban is currently a senior systems market manager for IBM Rational software and has worked with Rational software in various roles since 1995.
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If you're not on twitter, or simply skim by the thought leader daily posts because you don't know what they are, you may be missing some amazing content curated through our newsletter hosted on paperl.li.
Check out the embedded version below and click the topic headings for more stories, then clic
You won't want to miss this newsletter highlighting the top stories of the day, every day!
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We have some new education content for Rational Focal Point and Rational Requirements Composer!
For RRC, there are six new tutorials available on IBM
Check out the links to the content below. Thank you to Virgil, David, and Brianna for the great information!
Your feedback helps us improve. You can find the feedback form on the category pages for your product and version. The feedback form is quick and easy. Leave comments and let us know if these demonstrations help you achieve your goals.
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.
Find more great education modules here.
IBM Rational DOORS Next Gen is supported on Jazz platform helping you to collaborate with other Jazz platform tools like Rational Team Concert and Rational Quality Manager in your environment.
IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation provides additional features like:
Rational DOORS Next Gen has assumed the place of Rational Requirements Management (RM) for the Jazz platform that adds a requirements definition and management application on top of that common platform.
Now let’s discuss the DOORS Next Gen licensing concept.
DOORS Next Gen is the name rendered to the DOORS installation based on Jazz platform where you can enrich your client from a DOORS Next Gen Analyst or a Requirements Composer Client Access license. The contemporary version of the DOORS thick client is available too; this is DOORS 9.5.
Notice the fact, as per the screenshot above, that DOORS Next Gen and Rational Requirements Composer are based on Jazz platform activated by authorized or floating CALs (Client Access Licenses).
The Jazz admin can assign the licenses to the users by logging in to the License Management page which defines the level of access for each user.
Points to remember
I hope you've got the info you are looking for, but you might still have some questions in mind. If so, I invite you to take a look at the FAQs section below and to check out the Rati
See you folks. Let’s get together with my next blog post.
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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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Here are two great new videos out of Rational User Education have been released! IBM Rational DOORS: Collecting Metrics for Better Results, Parts 1 and 2 with George Siampos. This has been a very popular and broadly attended video seminar which should prove useful for anyone using DOORS:
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A very happy fourth to those who are celebrating it today. Those of us in the states are likely out of the office, stoking the barbecues, and watching the fireworks as is tradition today.
For our global audience, we will return tomorrow with more of our technical content. Until then...
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There have been a few queries asking why organizations should use at least one Team Area with all same members as in a Project, using IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC).
We have small projects only about 20 members per each and we don't need separate project members into teams.
--> The following details provide some basic information about Team Areas and their usage in RTC:
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One of our own Technical Support Engineers and content creators has his own blog on developerWorks and is now delivering some great ClearCase specific information to help address issues he discovers in the course of his job supporting the product.
Pedro Luiz Teixeira de Moura is just getting started with his blog, but already has some quality posts in his back pocket of the archives for you to check out:
And don't forget to subscribe to his updates using the RSS feature at the bottom of the page to be sure you don't miss a post.
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Here is another good lesson, among many that I happened to learn, while working with a customer using IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC). While this may not serve as a supported solution for the issue reported, perhaps it can serve as a pointer or guide on the types of things to look for.
I hope this gives some idea for users and the steps that can be taken, in case of a similar situation.
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The IBM Innovate theme this year was "Stay Ahead", and being the new IBM Technical Summit, we saw some great innovation on the expo floor as well as within the multitude of sessions presented.
One of the big stand outs for me was the Liberty Car, a small RC Car modified to be controlled via WiFi using RaspberryPi hardware. The real innovation here is not only in the adaptability of the concept, but the truly low cost incurred (low cost being part of the Raspberry Pi mission). The combined adaptability and low cost make this a seriously accessible platform to begin messing about with and furthering the concepts which Hursley Tech Evangelist Tom Banks talks about in this quick two minute video with Innovate Social Host Katie Linendoll:
In this next short, 6 second Vine clip you can watch Katie driving the Liberty Car: http
For a more detailed explanation and deeper technical discussion, check out Tom Bank's blog post on WASDev.net. This post published in late April serves as an awesome FAQ that covers all the questions I heard being asked at Innovate (and admittedly the same questions I asked as well): http
What better way to stay ahead than by innovating at such an accessible level that anyone of any age can begin learning how to code and adapting hardware to meet new and different needs? To me, everythign about this simple concept embodied both the stay ahead theme as well as the driving ideas behin the new technical summit.
A big thank you and credit to Ryan Boyles for the Youtube and Vine videos.
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Joanne Scouler and Sam Lee discuss and demonstrate some of the essentials in Rational's Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM) over the course of these three in-depth videos. For particular topics, be sure to use the tables of contents as seen in the Youtube hosted descriptions of each video to jump to those spots in the videos.
Essentials of IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager, Part 1- Run time: 41 minutes
Essentials of IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager, Part 2- Run time: 20 minutes
Essentials of IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Management, Part 3- Run time: 37 minutes