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Yes - I agree this is no "breaking news" but lately Rational Support has come across a good number of enquiries on upgrading from 6.x to 7.x
So, if "upgrade" is in your agenda - then this one's for you.
Upgrade Advisor (if you're planning an upgrade to 7.2)
Technote 7021593 contains an upgrade advisor that can be executed in a Synergy 6.5 SP2, 6.6a, 7.0, 7.1 or a 7.1 database. Note that direct upgrade to 7.2 is only supported from 7.0, 7.1 or 7.1a.
However, if you are using an earlier release, you may still want to use the upgrade advisor described in this document to plan and prepare for upgrade to 7.2 via an intermediate release such as 7.1.
Intermediate upgrades: From 6.5 to 7.2
- If you're trying to upgrade from Rational Synergy 6.5 SP1 to 7.2, there are intermediate upgrades that are required. The reason being, certain dependant binary files are bundled in releases after 6.5 & prior to 7.2 which are needed for 7.2 to be fully fuctional in your environment.
- You will first have to upgrade from Rational Synergy 6.5 SP1 to 6.5 SP2 Patch 09, then, to Rational Synergy 7.1 (188.8.131.52 preferably), and finally to 7.2
Note: If you don't need ccm_copy_tools for old archive support or objectmake, then you could skip the 6.5-SP2-09 step, and just upgrade the databases directly to 7.1 (2 steps instead of 3). However, it will be better if you takes all 3 steps.
Intermediate upgrades: From 6.4 to 7.2
- If you're on 6.4 SP1, you can directly upgrade to Synergy 7.1 (and then upgrade to V7.2)
- Upgrades of Rational Synergy releases prior to 6.4 are not supported by Release 7.1. To upgrade from a pre-6.4 release, you need to upgrade to one of the releases that is supported by Release 7.1 (that is, 6.4, 6.5, or 7.0), and then upgrade to Release 7.1
V7.1 General Information
V7.2 General Information
- System Requirements for Rational Synergy
These reports, available from the Software Compatibility Reports (SPCR) tool, provide detailed information about hardware and software requirements for a specific operating system. It also includes an option to run the report by component for all supported operating systems.
Release Notes for Fix Packs
· Rational Synergy 184.108.40.206 Technote 4025489
· Rational Synergy 220.127.116.11 Technote 4027960
· Rational Synergy 18.104.22.168 Technote 7021878
· Rational Synergy 22.214.171.124 Technote 4030236
· Rational Synergy 126.96.36.199 Tech
· Rational Synergy 188.8.131.52 Technote 4032607
· Rational Synergy 184.108.40.206 Technote 4033509
· Rational Synergy 220.127.116.11 Technote 4029973
· Rational Synergy 18.104.22.168 Technote 4031829
· Rational Synergy 22.214.171.124 Technote 4032986
· Rational Synergy 126.96.36.199 Technote 4034180
· Rational Synergy 7.2.1 Technote 4035314
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Are you an EGL user?
If so, you hopefully already know of the EGL community (also known as the EGL Cafe) where you and find and connect with other EGL users. They even tackle this very question in their blog post titled: EGL case studies: Who's using EGL? The community also has a list of Business Partners that provide offerings and services related to EGL, along with a list of EGL Success Stories showing how companies from around the world are using EGL and getting great results. People are also sharing their EGL success stories on their own company web sites and places like Don't forget the EGL forum; a great place to ask questions and help out other EGL users. use the Watch Forum feature to keep up with the great discussion on the forum's latest threads! So to answer the question of "Who's using EGL?" check out the EGL case studies: Who's using EGL? blog post in the EGL community. There is a plethora of GREAT information and links to help you out!
The community also has a list of Business Partners that provide offerings and services related to EGL, along with a list of EGL Success Stories showing how companies from around the world are using EGL and getting great results. People are also sharing their EGL success stories on their own company web sites and places like Don't forget the EGL forum; a great place to ask questions and help out other EGL users. use the Watch Forum feature to keep up with the great discussion on the forum's latest threads! So to answer the question of "Who's using EGL?" check out the EGL case studies: Who's using EGL? blog post in the EGL community. There is a plethora of GREAT information and links to help you out!
Don't forget the EGL forum; a great place to ask questions and help out other EGL users. use the Watch Forum feature to keep up with the great discussion on the forum's latest threads! So to answer the question of "Who's using EGL?" check out the EGL case studies: Who's using EGL? blog post in the EGL community. There is a plethora of GREAT information and links to help you out!
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Guidance for deploying Rational Team Concert into an existing Rational ClearCase environment
IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) provides various types of integration capabilities: the synchronizer, the importer, and the bridge. The integration is not a one-size-fits-all and you may need help with deciding which integration capability best suits your current deployment or your future deployment plan. The information below provides a brief overview about the integration capabilities. Additional "Getting Started" information and "Quick Tour" videos are available in the Rational Team Concert and Rational ClearCase integration cookbook topic in the deployment wiki on Jazz.net.
Rational ClearCase Bridge
The Rational ClearCase Bridge provides a traceability link from Rational ClearCase artifacts to work items in Rational Team Concert. This is primarily for a customer who wants to continue to use Rational ClearCase as a source control system, but also wants to take advantage of Rational Team Concert features such as agile planning, dashboards, etc. You do not have to change your current usage of Rational ClearCase, but you can enhance your Rational ClearCase deployment by using Rational Team Concert in a complementary fashion.
Developers can associate UCM activities or base Rational ClearCase versions to Rational Team Concert's work items. You can then navigate from one to the other in the developer IDE. Because a Rational Team Concert work item is used as the "glue" for all development lifecycle artifacts, it provides end-to-end traceability throughout the development life-cycle, from project planning to source code changes.
Rational ClearCase Version Importer
The Rational ClearCase Version Importer (new in Rational Team Concert 4.0.5) is a one-way data replication tool from Rational ClearCase to Rational Team Concert source control. You can migrate all the versions in any branches in Rational ClearCase in a single operation, and the version branching is also replicated in Rational Team Concert source control. The importer also preserves the checked-in user information.
It can also import Rational ClearCase view configurations as Rational Team Concert baselines since the version 4.0.6.
You can use the version importer for both Base ClearCase and UCM ClearCase, but it does not import UCM metadata.
Rational ClearCase Synchronizer and Baseline Importer
The Rational ClearCase Synchronizer is a two-way data replication between Rational ClearCase and Rational Team Concert source control. You can choose a UCM stream or a Rational ClearCase branch to set up synchronization with a stream of Rational Team Concert source control. It leverages the Jazz Team Build, and you can run the synchronization on a scheduled basis or by request. This provides flexibility to enterprise customers by allowing a subset of teams to choose SCM tools to work with, while letting you manage all of the latest source code through a single SCM repository.
The Rational ClearCase Baseline Importer is a one-way data replication from Rational ClearCase to Rational Team Concert source control. Like the synchronizer, you can choose a UCM stream where all baselines or only selected baselines are imported, or you can choose to import label types for base Rational ClearCase. It also leverages the Jazz Team Build, so you can run the import of new baselines/label types on a scheduled basis or by request.
Version Importer or Baseline Importer?
There are two migration tools available - the Version Importer and the Baseline Importer. You can choose either of the technology that fits to your requirements to migrate the data from Rational ClearCase to Rational Team Concert source control.
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The Tip of the Iceberg
Growing complexity in a heterogeneous environment is todays IT challenge, but there is nothing new about that! Maintaining a high availability of the IT-infrastructure often comes down to reactively fixing technical issues, involving many different parties and is an important responsibility of the organization’s IT-support team. However, these types of activities are just the tip of the iceberg. In order to maintain a high level of availability, the risk of having longer than expected downtime and loss of productivity is high when we turn to reactive support only. There is a lot more that organizations implement to reduce these risks.
For this, predictability is critical and by proactively avoiding risks, IT-support teams are much more capable of providing a robust environment to their users. Providing proactive support starts with planning initiatives and aligning any support related activities such as analyzing the impact of upgrades and migrations and coordinating knowledge transfer. To achieve this it is essential to have direct access to a large network of expertise and to bring teams and knowledge together. This allows for the successful setting of the right priorities and getting the right attention, which must be a collaborative effort of the organization and its suppliers.
The Rational Accelerated Value Program is designed to provide Essential Lifecycle Services that enhance and improve your productivity over the full range of the solution lifecycle. Don’t settle for the Tip of the Iceberg!
Please visit the Accelerated Value Website for more information: http
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Day 3 of the Rational Software Conference kicked off with a bang this morning, with an awesome keynote featuring Dr. David Ferrucci sharing some of the work behind creating a machine (codenamed "Watson") that will challenge some of the best human minds on Jeopardy, and special guests Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of TV's Mythbusters.
They took questions from the audience and from Twitter. Unfortunately, even though Jamie brought a fire extinguisher on stage, they did NOT blow anything up here at the conference.
We did ASK, though!