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Keep calm and install a fix pack. It includes fixing security vulnerabilities and other bugs, and improving the usability or performance.
Fix list for Rational Common Licensing: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27035665
Fix Central allows you to search, select, order, and download fixes to your system with a choice of delivery options. Fixes provide changes to your software, Licensed Internal Code, or machine code that fix known problems, add new function, and keep your system, software, or Hardware Management Console operating efficiently.
Fix Central has been designed to make it easy to find and obtain fixes by providing multiple search and ordering options.
These include the following:
Search by APAR or SPR identifier
Search by Fix ID
Search by arbitrary text
Search for recommended groups
Limit search results by category, product, release, and platform
Include prerequisite and corequisite fixes
Download using Download Director, HTTP, or FTP
The following are common fix related terms used in Fix Central:
Group: A collection of related fixes created for our customers’ convenience. For example, they may be fixes that IBM recommends most customers install for a specified level of the product (that is, the release of the product on a specified operating system), or for a particular solution, involving updates to more than one product. This collection is a reference to these fixes, but not an actual repackaging of those fixes.
Fix Pack: A cumulative collection of all fixes available to registered customers since the last release of the product. It can include fixes that have not been previously released and can span multiple products or components. Usually, a fix pack can be applied on top of any earlier maintenance.
Refresh Pack: A cumulative collection of all of the function and fixes that have been made available since the last major release of the product. The function and fixes might not have been previously released, and they can span multiple products or components. A refresh pack can be usually be applied on top of any earlier maintenance.
Interim Fixes: A tested and verified fix. It can contain fixes for one or more product defects (APARs). If a given fix is listed in a fix pack for the affected product, we recommend that the fix pack be applied, rather than the interim fix. However, there may be cases where your situation calls for the installation of an individual interim fix.
NOTE: Fix Central may require you to log in using your IBM Registration user ID. IBM Registration is a central location for user information used throughout IBM web sites. If you have a sign-on to IBM web sites like Alphaworks or Passport Advantage, this signon is a valid IBM Web ID and can be used to log in to Fix Central. If you are prompted to sign in with an IBM ID and you do not have one, follow the register link provided on the Fix Central Sign On page. Creating an IBM Web ID is a one time, free process.
See My IBM profile summary to learn more about IBM Registration.
Fix Central provides fixes and updates for your system's software, hardware, and operating system : http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/
Rational License Key Server: http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/product/rational/rational_license_key_server?productContext=859937364
Author: Saurabh Tyagi, co-author Kiran Byrappa