This month has been busy, especially as we wrap up year-end! Here's the most recent list of the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since our last post on December 11th! These links below are provided to help you find the fixes you need in order to stay up to date and successful with your Rational products.... And, while you have some down-time before the new year (hopefully) don't forget to check out the downloads tag to see any of the fixes you may have previously missed:... [More]
UrbanCode Deploy v6 Integration with IBM Rational Asset Manager (RAM) - Michael Elder, IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, talks through the integrations built for the UrbanCode Deploy v6 release. TOC: 1:03 - Devops maturity model 1:54 - Integration with Rational Asset Manager 3:06 - Two types of integration 8:18 - Source configuration 10:03 - Components 11:26 - Process tasks 14:00 - Categorize asset 15:03 - Create relationship to asset 15:43 - Download asset 17:10 - Set attributes on... [More]
We are taking the day off from blogging but will return tomorrow to continue bringing you the newest, best information to help you be successful with the Rational products you own and use. But for now, from all of us in Rational Support, to all our friends around the world: we wish you the best of holidays this season and a prosperous New Year. image credit: WaywardCelt Photography
Optimizing Workloads and the Development Teams: C/C++, Java, and Web Development Tools - Are you developing in C/C++ and Java for AIX or Linux? Learn about the new tools that can help you create and maintain multi-language applications, and pick up tips and techniques for success.
Over the years, many clients have developed their own programming practices and naming standards to reinforce company policies. When editing workstation source files (COBOL or PL/I) with non-standard file extensions, the file extensions have to be defined to Eclipse in order to be recognized by the Rational Developer for System z (RDz) editors. This technical blog will further describe in detail the steps involved for adding the file extensions to Eclipse's general "Content Types". This example demonstrates how to add two new file... [More]
There is a new video available on the IBM Rational Support YouTube channel . It provides an overview of Rational's information resources and how you can use them to solve problems, answer questions, and achieve your goals. The video comes to you from the teams that produce video for the Rational Support and Rational User Education channels. Check it out and subscribe to both channels to stay updated on the latest videos!
Rational Developer for System z v9.0 was recently released. This release prevented users from be able to take advantage of our local help due to a known issue where the plugin " org.eclipse.jetty.webapp " is missing. Symptoms: Users receive the following error message when they click on Test Connection "Connection Status: Failed A workaround for this problem is located at the link below: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21641599
Service Virtualization Testing in Managed Environments (Part 1) - This video describes what devops means for testing. It also explains multi-tier applications, and inter-application dependencies. The tools focused on are UrbanCode Deploy and GreenHat. Follow-on parts provide question-and-answers, and a tool demonstration. 0:05 - Introduction 1:34 - Devops Maturity Model - Development/Test and Release/Deploy 4:51 - Multi-tier applications present specific challenges to devops 7:37 - Bringing Managed... [More]
Regardless of the Rational products you use, licensing topics are some of the most common questions Rational Support receives. These are the top 20 technotes for Rational Licensing that were reused during November to help solve your PMRs. 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: 1250403 How to obtain license keys for IBM... [More]
The IBM Support Portal has been on a roll. Recently, there were changes that made your navigation and usage of the portal easier. Now there are changes to the Support Portal search that help Jazz.net users! Searches on IBM Support Portal specific to software such as Rational Team Concert or Rational DOORS Next Generation now produce results that include Jazz.net content. You can find more information on this new Support Portal improvement in this IBM Electronic Support blog post . Happy... [More]
How the Cloud Enables DevOps - Part 1 of the "Leveraging IBM SmartCloud with UrbanCode Deploy v6" series with Michael Elder TOC 1:23 - DevOps maturity model 2:36 - Deployment of applications across environments 4:03 - Big picture view of UrbanCode Deploy with IBM SmartCloud 5:05 - Continuous delivery to cloud 5:45 - Environments in v4.x 6:27 - Environments in v6.x 9:36 - Concept of Component Resource
We've run the numbers for November and have collated the top twenty technotes which were published, used, and reused to solve your Rational Team Concert PMRs last month. Here they are below to help you and others solve or even preferably avoid the same issues: Doc ID Subject 1649768 Upgrading CLM products to version 4.0.4 fails when using Microsoft SQL Server 1580159 About... [More]
Here's the most recent list of the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since November 12th! These links below are provided to help you find the fixes you need in order to stay up to date and successful with your Rational products.... Plus, don't forget to check out the downloads tag to see any of the fixes you may have previously missed: Rational Synergy 7.2.1 Rational Change 5.3.1 Rational Functional Tester 8.5.1 Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality 8.5.1... [More]
Welcome to IBM Rational Learning Circles - This video is an orientation tour of IBM learning circles on developerWorks. To learn more, go to http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/training/learning-circle/ And see our prior blog post at: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/nfrsblog/entry/think_friday_have_you_heard_of_learning_circles?lang=en
We're always working to bring you deeper value to the products you use. From our support perspective, this doesn't just mean troubleshooting tips or solutions to errors. It also means larger implementation content and best practices! Helping you avoid issues by highlighting best practices before trouble is seen is just another of those ways we help make sure you are as successful with these products as you need to be! That's exactly why we bring you this periodic series of roll-ups from our developerWorks Rational community... [More]
There is a new video for the CLM products Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer. The video demonstrations how you can gather and send diagnostic logs to support using IBM Support Assistent Lite. The video is available on IBM Education Assistant for Rational and the IBM Rational Support YouTube channel . Here are the links: Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management Video on IBM Education Assistant with a downloadable version is here . Video on the... [More]
Rational DOORS Reporting: Module-of-Metrics DXL Case Study at Raytheon - Rational DOORS Reporting: Module of Metrics Case Study at Raytheon by Senior Principal Systems Engineer Jerry Huller. Doors eXtension Language (DXL) plays a critical part in this scenario.
In the Rational Developer for System z (RDz) version 9.0, when you use the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection, you may see the following error while enabling your CICS debug configuration profile before debugging you CICS application: com.ibm.cics.core.comm.SecureCertificateException: com.ibm.jsse2.util.j: PKIX path building failed: java.security.cert.CertPathBuilderException: PKIXCertPathBuilderImpl could not build a valid CertPath .; internal cause is: java.security.cert.CertPathValidatorException: The certificate issued by CN=RACF CA FOR... [More]
The IBM Support Portal continues to improve thanks to your feedback! Our friends at the IBM Electronic Support blog have some posts that provide an overview of some of the recent changes. They include screenshots and links to more information. Check them out! The New IBM Support Portal is now even better! Finding your product in IBM Support just got easier! Have you translated the IBM Support Portal lately?
Calling all Rational User Community Members in the Western U.S. ... join us for: Planes, Trains and Automobiles with Rational: A special event presented by the Global Rational User Community December 6th 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Pacific IBM Office, Foster City, CA Register now! All aboard for a great Community event coming to the Bay Area! Planes, Trains and Automobiles with Rational will reveal how Rational software is supporting some of the most innovative and extensive transportation initiatives in the world. Guest... [More]
There is an upcoming webcast by the virtual mobile user group of the Rational User Community . Here are some details: The importance of knowing when your mobile app is really missing the mark! Thursday, December 5th 10:00 AM (EST) Consumerization of technology is changing the definition of quality for mobile applications. Join us as we explore ways in which you can know immediately how well your mobile app is doing in live test and customer hands through exciting new technology from IBM. IBM Mobile Quality Assurance (IBM MQA)... [More]
IBM Rational Team Concert: Accelerated Overview - This video provides an overview of the Rational Team Concert, which provides agile teams with a highly collaborative development environment. More information: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/clm... https://jazz.net/products/clm/ IBM Rational Team Concert Planning: Accelerated Overview - This video provides an overview of the Rational Team Concert planning. More information: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/clm... https://jazz.net/products/clm/ ... [More]
It is Thanksgiving in the U.S. today, typically the day when we reflect upon all that we have to be thankful for. For us in Rational Client Support we're thankful for you our excellent audience of clients, IBMers, and future clients alike! Our work to help you be successful in your own endeavors would be nothing without your collaboration and wonderful feedback. So, thank you for reading, following, and sharing. We recognize that we don't stand alone and appreciate each and every one of you as we work together to build success... [More]
Rational DOORS-Team Concert Integration: Lessons Learned - Lessons learned from Raytheon about Rational DOORS-Team Concert Integration with Steve Grossman and Jo Alamares More info: https://jazz.net/library/LearnItem.js... 0:16 - Agenda 0:54 - Background 1:42 - Goal - Integrated Requirements Management Solution (IRMS) 3:48 - Existing IRMS 5:42 - Benefits and Productivity Improvements! 8:29 - Migrating to RTC, the plan 9:25 - Converting a change workflow to an RTC workflow 10:11 -... [More]
Following is a list of the recently published Tech Notes on ClearQuest APIs. These scripts are really useful for ClearQuest Admins and Project Managers to get an instant information on Defects/Records. Further, these scripts can be configured to send the information through emails and can be scheduled to execute on a specific time using Windows Scheduler. Tech Note ID Description URL 1646732 How to find Not Closed records using CQ APIs and SQL query http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21646732 1649015 How do you find out... [More]
Installing Rational License Key Server Administration and Reporting Tool v8.1.4 - Installing Rational License Key Server Administration and Reporting Tool v8.1.4 by Ravinder Panwar, IBM Rational/Lotus Information Developer.
Rational Developer for System z added the CARMA Enhanced Edit feature for CA Endevor SCM users in the 8.5.1 release. This CARMA Enhanced Edit feature is RDz's implementation of CA Endevor's Fast/Quick Edit. This feature allows RDz users to edit elements in the Endevor repository without having to retrieve/extract element out of repository into external file. When performing changes to a program, user will start by selecting the "version" of program/element within Endevor that they want to change. This usually is the... [More]
APAR PM96642 is fixed in Rational Developer for System z (RDz) v184.108.40.206 fixpack . This APAR picks up a fix from the Rational Common Licensing (RCL) product, and is not listed as one of the APARs fixed in that fixpack since it is an internal APAR. The problem described in this APAR will occur if you are using a floating license with RDz, and the Rational Common licensing logger configuration file was not configured when RCL was first installed. The fix for this APAR will allow a restart of the RCL so that the configuration file will be... [More]
Rational Team Concert: Packaging and deploying with Enterprise Extensions - The Enterprise Extensions packaging and deployment features allow you to package build outputs and deploy the packages to runtime environments on other systems. This video includes demonstrations of ship list and work item packaging and rollback deployments.