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Are you ever confused by some acronyms or IBM-isms which you may come across on the web, in support calls, or discussions with colleagues? Here's a tip I stumbled upon which has helped me substantially in my day-to-day business which I am now sharing with you in the hopes you'll find it helpful as well!
This post explains the IBM V.R.M.F - Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) terminology used by Rational products. V.R.M.F is the product release numbering format that is being implemented throughout the IBM and the Rational product lines.
IBM is using a standard version format for MDV. The product numbering is based on the IBM Version, Release, Modification and Fix Level structure within the V.R.M.F format.
The following table provides some details of the individual version elements. Note: Although not all of the version elements are publicly available, they are all fully supported:
Wondering about all the document definitions as well? Check out the IBM Software Support Document Definitions page for brief, glossary style definitions of all the various document types we as IBM may produce.
And lastly, how about a link to our Site Assistance page... here you can find a number of resources to help with things like navigation, search, filtering, managing support portal modules, managing product lists, and much more!
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From the IBMJazz channel on YouTube:
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In case you missed it last month, here's another quick nudge to go check out IBM eSupport's
This is a great tool for figuring out what products are compatible with others and how your particular implementations may need to be designed to ensure your success. See? This isn't something we want to keep secret here! So head over to the
We think you'll find these are an invaluable resource to add to your stable of IBM knowledge and solutions! So once you've seen the value, go on and share the knowledge with your colleagues and friends who many be in need of these as well.
Open Mic: Managing Rational Performance Tester (RPT) and Rational Functional Tester (RFT) test assets through Rational Quality Manager (RQM)
Please join our Bangalore support team on Tuesday, May 25th, 3-4pm IST, for an informative open mic on Managing Rational Performance Tester and Rational Functional Tester test assets in Rational Quality Manager.
Briefing for the Topic
We will start the session with a brief discussion on RFT, RPT and RQM tools and the main course covering the integrations
of RFT; RPT with RQM and then list out the benefits, value addition this integration provides to customers. We will also have a demo towards the end of the discussion and a summary on the concepts discussed.
About Rational Quaiity Manager
IBM® Rational® Quality Manager is collaborative, Web-based, quality management software for comprehensive test planning and test asset management throughout the software life cycle. Built on the Jazz™ platform, it is for test teams of all sizes and supports a variety of user roles, such as test manager, test architect, test lead, tester, and lab manager, as well as roles outside of the test organization.
Rational Quality Manager enables users to manage and run automated test scripts created with other test tools by integrating RQM with the testing tools. You can create test scripts in RQM that refer to existing tests that were created with IBM® Rational® Functional Tester, Rational Performance Tester, Rational Service Tester, Rational Robot, and Rational AppScan Tester Edition.
IBM® Rational® Functional Tester (RFT), IBM® Rational® Performance Tester (RPT), IBM® Rational® Quality Manager (RQM) customers and IBM internal contacts.
For more information, please see Rational Support Technical Exchange Open Mic & Webcasts
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The new Rational License Key Administration and Reporting tool has released! Download the tool for free today, and start reporting against your usage of IBM Rational Products.
The reporting feature of the new Rational License Key Administration and Reporting tool generate license usage reports for IBM Rational Products using Flexlm and Jazz (CLM) licensing technologies. It provides reports on the use of floating and token licenses, including:
Some of the new administration features of the tool include:
For more information on downloading, installing, configuring, and using the new Rational License Key Administration and Reporting tool, see: