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The Rational Test Workbench family of products includes
These products have optional components and sometimes it's hard to figure out which package to down load to get everything needed for one of the products.
The components are available individually but they're also bundled into three offerings
RTW (Rational Test Workbench) Offering contains
Note with 8.7 the RITPP is now bundled with RTCP as a separate feature
RPTS (Rational Performance Test Server) Offering contains
RTVS (Rational Test Virtualization Server) Offering contains
Note with 8.7 the RITPP is now bundled with RTCP as a separate feature
Note that some of the individual products are available in two different offerings. In addition some of the optional components for a product requires obtaining two of the three offerings.
For example, to get Rational Performance Tester you'll want the Rational Test Workbench Offering and then the Rational Performance Tester Agent from either the RPTS or RTVS offering.
The complete set of four components for Rational Integration Tester are:
1. Rational Integration Tester (RIT)
2. Rational Integration Tester Agent (RITA)
3. Rational Integration Tester Platform Pack (RITPP)
4. Rational Tester Control Panel (RTCP)
It doesn't matter which offerings these components are obtained, as long as you get all four of them. For Rational Integration Tester customers I usually recommend getting the Rational Test Workbench offering which includes RIT, RITPP, RTCP, and then either the RPTS or RTVS component to get the Rational Integration Tester Agent.
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Achieving continuous deployment with UrbanCode Deploy by integrating with Rational Team Concert - This article on jazz.net explains in detail how to add the Rational Team Concert integration in Urban Code Deploy and how to extract files from RTC source control management and add in component versions. In our scenario, we have to extract artifacts from Rational Team Concert (RTC) and load them in to components of UCD. However, UCD doesn't include RTC for source configuration by default. So, we will have to download and install a plugin so that we can extract artifacts from RTC.
Read on for more detailed steps as authored by Shuchita Tripathi, an IBM Rational Product Specialist in Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. within Technology Excellence Group (TEG).
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As a welcome to the new year, we've just released th IBM Technical Support mobile app for Android which is now available via Google Play!
You can use this mobile app to:
The IBM Technical Support mobile app provides a new way for you to get quick, effective product technical support assistance from IBM. Check it out by downloading it from
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Mobilizing your business with IBM Rational Application Developer, IBM DevOps Services & IBM Bluemix - Alvin Tan (Senior Development Manager, Rational Application Developer) leads a discussion with William Smith (Market and Product Line Manager, Rational Integrated Development Environments), Victor Sosa (Software Engineer, Rational Application Developer, and Troy Bishop (Advisory Software Developer, Rational Application Developer). The four presenters discuss mobilization and interconnecting with DevOps and BlueMix with Rational Application Developer.
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I'm sure we all agree that the single most exciting thing to happen in 2014 was the delivery of a 64-bit client for Rational DOORS.
Following on from this, in 9.6.1, we also deliver DOORS Web Access (DWA) in 64-bit.
However, do note that 32-bit builds are no longer built and delivered in parallel. So what? If you have 32-bit hardware, you cannot upgrade to DOORS 9.6.1 or DOORS Web Access 9.6.1. The last version to ship 32-bit builds of DWA and the DOORS client is 18.104.22.168.
The legendary DOORS client/server compatibility remains – so users with 32-bit hardware can be on the 22.214.171.124 32-bit client while those with 64-bit can move to 9.6.1.
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Custom Attributes on File Versions in Rational Team Concert 5.0.2- IBM Software developer Magnus Lindgren demos this feature as it is used to support extensibility and traceability for source files.
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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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Overview video for IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager, v5.0 - This Overview tour provides an introduction to the main screens in IBM® Rational® Engineering Lifecycle Manager. Each screen is shown and the major usage points are given.
Click through the links below for the other 4 videos in this series (we have hidden them behind the links as the videos will autoplay if embedded here as seen above):
Products video for IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager, v5.0 - The Products tour shows the Browse Products screen and describes typical usage of that screen in the context of a scenario. Other functionality in IBM® Rational® Engineering Lifecycle Manager is discussed where products and product configurations features flow into other areas of the tool, such as versions, branching, file import, and baselines.
Queries video for IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager, v5.0 - The Queries tour shows how queries can be used alone to gather artifacts for a specific purpose or can be used to populate a view. Users can read hover text to find out more about gathered artifacts and act on query results, for example, to run an analysis.
Views video for IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager, v5.0- The Views tour steps users through a simple view creation, using predefined queries called artifact elements. How queries work in views is described. Views and queries have an important relationship; you cannot build a view without populating it with one or more queries.
Analysis video for IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager, v5.0 - Analysis helps users gauge the impact of a change from one artifact to any related artifacts. This video shows users how to run an analysis from a product configuration and from an analysis profile. The video follows a scenario, shows features of the three main Impact Analysis screens, and pulls the use of the three main screens together so users can understand the work flow.
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Ralph Schoon (Unleash The Labs, Leading Technical Sales Professional ) provides two great no-nonsense views into starting up with projects in IBM BlueMix on his external blog rsja
Getting started with BlueMix - Ralph blogs about his experiences with BlueMix and provides some detailed information to help you get started as well: "Recently everyone has their heads in the clouds and I decided to have a peek to find out what it is all about. So I started looking into it. This post is a summary of my first experiences with the IBM BlueMix Cloud Computing offering and how I got started with developing my first applications for it..."
Using RTC to Work with DevOps Services and With Bluemix - Ralph blogs again with a deeper dive into BlueMix and Eclipse that builds upon the post above: "I recently had a look into Bluemix and how to use it with Eclipse to develop cloud applications. The blog post also mentions that there is an integration to DevOps Services that enables to use work items for planning. It also allows to use GIT or Jazz SCM to manage the source code. Recently I had a look into how that works and I would like to share here what I learned. This post assumes you have performed the first steps to setup your environment following the Getting started With Bluemix post already...."
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Introducing Call Home Web Beta - This video introduces you to IBM’s new web interface for viewing Call Home information. With the most recent release of the IBM Support Portal, you are now able to manage systems in a new Call Home Web Dashboard. Features of Call Home Web include automated problem reporting or missed heartbeat events, as well as a graphical interface of problem reports. All systems associated with CHWE show the last heartbeat and can easily scan for issues. You can organize systems associated with your IBM ID, as well as pair new systems to your IBM ID.
John Goodson, Electronic Support Architect, has created this
To use Call Home Web Experience to manage automated problem reporting, visi
Managing your Systems in IBM Call Home Web - This video demonstrates how to add and manage Power systems, PureFlex Systems based on Power architecture, and IBM Storage Systems that provide Call Home capability. This tool does not cover System Z, System X, or BladeCenter Systems. John Goodson, Electronic Support Architect, has created this
Existing systems will already be recognized if you have added to your IBM ID to the system when you configured IBM Call Home in Electronic Service Agent (ESA) or Hardware Management Console (HMC). On this page, you can confirm system registrations for data to start being collected from your systems. You can also perform test events to ensure problem reports are correctly associated.
This video also demonstrates how to put your systems in groups with access management.
Managing users and subscriptions in IBM Call Home Web - This video demonstrates how to add and manage users and subscriptions in IBM Call Home. John Goodson, Electronic Support Architect, has created this