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Itaú Unibanco, one of the largest banks in Latin America and among the top ten financial institutions in the world, started a large transformation program that changes the traditional way that teams deliver software. The new model introduces agile practices to transform the entire IT department. Some challenges with this program includes review of organizational roles and responsibilities; engaging executives in this new approach; and dealing with scaling factors like outsourced development, larger teams, technically complex environments and compliance and regulatory requirements. Itaú is considering Disciplined agile delivery (DAD) as a core framework to help with scaling, and the Jazz platform will be used to support work governance.
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Deep Dive Data Warehouse Reporting using the Jazz Reporting Service- The Jazz Reporting Service is the new reporting solution from IBM Rational Software developed on top of the Jazz integration platform and is intended to support the authoring of custom reports for the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution. A previous articles around Jazz Reporting Service covered reporting using the build in query builder [Haumer 2014], which allows end users to create their own reports almost right away with simple drag-and-drop gestures and selections. Another article [Shaw 2014] went one step further and demonstrated how to use theStructured Query Language (SQL) editor to modify and refine the underlying SQL statement that were generated by the query builder introducing some more advanced features.
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From the Jazz team blog: IBM Rational Publishing Engine 2.0 M5 Beta – Improved document styling. We’re glad to announce that the Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) 2.0 Beta on Bluemix has been updated to the M5 build!
There is no registration or special process required in order to access the beta. Aside from announcing this update, the intention of this post is to provide a little extra help to those looking for guidance on getting started using the RPE 2.0 M5 Beta via some helpful resources. We’ll also touch on what’s new in this build of the beta.
Read the full blog post for the goals of the beta and more from the Jazz team here: http
Help Guide: IBM Rational Publishing Engine 2 M5 Help
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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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CLM License Server idle standby deployment with CLM Licenses on 2 servers (Primary and Backup).
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IBM Rational Jazz token license configuration on Jazz team server
Token based licensing is an option, along with floating and authorized user licensing, within the Rational portfolio. Technically, the basis of token licensing is on the traditional floating license mechanism and process. However, when it comes to how the license check out (consumption) works, it has a different behavior.
In a token environment, each product consumes a predefined token value, not a predefined quantity as it does in a traditional floating licensing environment. The license key has a pool of tokens from which the license server automatically calculates the tokens being checked in and out across users and products.
Lets discuss how a token based licensing model can be implemented for Jazz-based products.
Jazz-based products use IBM Rational Common Licensing (RCL) token service provider, which is an extension of the Jazz Team Server (JTS) that forwards token requests to an IBM Rational License Key Server (RLKS). Jazz-based products and non Jazz-based products can share tokens from same pool of tokens.
How to generate Jazz tokens?
Log into the Rational license key center and follow the below steps to get the required Jazz tokens
You can also refer to the technote links below which will guide you in accomplishing this task:
To configure these Jazz based licenses, from a licensing perspective pre-requisites are:
The following picture shows a high level single server topology deployment of RTC using token licensing.
Once you have successfully configured your flexlm license server with token file, you downloaded from IBM Rational license key center (license.dat), Import the Jazz Keys (Jazz.Token.zip file) on the Jazz team server.
Post successful import of Jazz keys on the Jazz team server you will find an entry very similar to the below diagram
The above screen confirms that the Jazz tokens are successfully imported on the Jazz team server and we can now proceed to configure this Jazz Team Server to communicate with the Rational License Key Server that you installed and configured earlier.
In the Floating License Server section of the License Key Management page of your Jazz team server click the radio button next to IBM Rational Common Licensing Token Service to enable the service.
Hover over the icon in the Actions column until you see the edit hover. Click the icon to view the Server Configuration dialogs shown in following picture.
Configure the following two properties in the above dialog:
If the Jazz Team Server is able to connect to the Rational License Key Server, you'll see a green checkmark on the IBM Rational Common Licensing Token Service line as shown in following picture.
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Learn how to set up an IBM Rational Team Concert main build that performs an IBM Rational Developer for System z code review. Based on the result of the code review, the process either submits the build to compile, or stops and reports the code review errors. Apply the tested, documented sample described in this article to implement a similar solution on your own platform. The steps focus on the Rational Team Concert administrator who writes an Ant task to compile COBOL programs, depending on other previous tasks, such as quality control.
Set up a Jazz Build Engine to run an Ant script: Part 1. Setup build definitions- The initial Part 1 article describes the technical and functional context of the scenario, and the Jazz Build Engine configuration.
Set up a Jazz Build Engine to run an Ant script: Part 2. Setup build scripts to perform preview build- In this Part 2 article, we introduce the Ant-based build script, build.xml, that defines tasks for the build to run.
Set up a Jazz Build Engine to run an Ant script: Part 3. Setup build scripts to coordinate code review and build- In the final article, Part 3 describes how to run the RPP synchronize task, how to implement a code review, how to parse, convert, and publish the code review results, and how to run the build.
Figure 1. Technical context for the sample scenario:
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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
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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 info
IBM Rational Team Concert Planning: Accelerated Overview- This video provides an overview of the Rational Team Concert planning. More info
IBM Rational Team Concert Build Management: Accelerated Overview- This video provides an overview of the Rational Team Concert build management. More info
IBM Jazz Source Control: Accelerated Overview- This video provides an overview of Jazz source control, which manages the source code, documents, and other artifacts that a team creates. More info
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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.
New CLM Whitepaper: Use Rational Performance Tester to monitor Collaborative Lifecycle Management server resources
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Check out this new CLM whitepaper from Rational Client Support's AVP team member Dayal Sachdev!
Dayal knows that clients today face challenges scaling Jazz environments appropriately and maintaining them, and has written this whitepaper that describes one approach to monitoring a server layer and captures those results for analysis using Resource Monitoring with IBM Rational Performance Tester. The target audience is administrators whom are in charge of hosting and maintaining Jazz CLM tools today while having a moderate understanding of load testing concepts and Jazz tools.
Abstract: Using IBM Rational Performance Tester V8.5 to resource monitor an IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Manager V4.0.3 server hosted on IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.
Released: September 25, 2013
Authors: Dayal Sachdev
Table of Contents:
IBM Rational DOORS Next Gen is supported on Jazz platform helping you to collaborate with other Jazz platform tools like Rational Team Concert and Rational Quality Manager in your environment.
IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation provides additional features like:
Rational DOORS Next Gen has assumed the place of Rational Requirements Management (RM) for the Jazz platform that adds a requirements definition and management application on top of that common platform.
Now let’s discuss the DOORS Next Gen licensing concept.
DOORS Next Gen is the name rendered to the DOORS installation based on Jazz platform where you can enrich your client from a DOORS Next Gen Analyst or a Requirements Composer Client Access license. The contemporary version of the DOORS thick client is available too; this is DOORS 9.5.
Notice the fact, as per the screenshot above, that DOORS Next Gen and Rational Requirements Composer are based on Jazz platform activated by authorized or floating CALs (Client Access Licenses).
The Jazz admin can assign the licenses to the users by logging in to the License Management page which defines the level of access for each user.
Points to remember
I hope you've got the info you are looking for, but you might still have some questions in mind. If so, I invite you to take a look at the FAQs section below and to check out the Rati
See you folks. Let’s get together with my next blog post.
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Join Jumpstart at Innovate 2013 in Orlando, FL June 2-6- Innovate 2013, The IBM Technical Summit is just around the corner. Rosa Naranjo be there this year delivering two talks in the Requirements Management and Rational Deployment for Administrators track. Most of her Jazz Jumpstart colleagues will also be there delivering timely topics and workshops ranging from Customizing RTC to Jazz HA/DR Best Practices to Maximizing Jazz Performance. Read on for a handy table you can use to find our sessions.
JazzPractices at Innovate 2013- Jim Ruehlin will be attending the IBM Rational Innovate conference this year and leading the Process Enactment Workshop. If you’re going to Innovate, consider attending WKSHP-1116, the Process Enactment Workshop. He’ll be delivering it with his co-creators Ralph Schoon andJorge Diaz Garcia on Tuesday afternoon.
If you aren't following either of these blogs above (or in the list below) but are interested in Jazz and CLM products, solutions, and best practices... now's the time to plug these in to your favourite RSS reader and stay up to date with them!
Jazz LICENSING : Exploring Rational Team Concert
Rational Team Concert has a simple set of defined roles to enable key solutions for your organization. With Rational Team Concert you simply acquire licenses to support the roles and solutions that you are interested in. This provides you with an unprecedented level of flexibility and cost efficiency to choose and use only what you are interested in to support your needs. Rational Team Concert allows you to implement individual components of RTC now and others later simply through licensing - and without your typical deployment and integration headaches and risks.
When you purchase a role-based license for IBM Rational Team Concert you will have read, write, and comment access to some or all of the capabilities of the Change and Configuration Management application. In addition, there are three types of Developer client access licenses.
Client access licenses:
With a role-based licensing scheme, when you purchase a client access license for a particular role you will have read, write, and comment access to some or all of the capabilities of the Change and Configuration Management application.
You install the client access license activation kits in the License Key Management section in the Administration page of the Jazz Team Server. You assign the licenses to users in the Client Access License Management section of Jazz User Administration. See Installing and managing license keys for instructions.
Role-based client access licenses:
Configuration Management application.
Functional user licenses:
Developer Client Access Licenses:
Once a Jazz Team Server is installed, you may install additional license keys in the License Key Management section in the Administration page of the Jazz Team Server
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Abstract: You can leverage your investment in IBM Rational ClearCase and enhance it with agile planning, work item execution and change management with IBM Rational Team Concert. This document provides information about the necessary requirements and identifies resources that will assist you in setting up the integration.
Released: November 30, 2012
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Jazz team server has a detailed reporting mechanism for the floating license usage and these reports can be very helpful in managing the available floating licenses effectively. The reports give a picture of license consumption in a given time frame. This not only helps you to manage your licenses but also provides a big picture about your license requirements for a project.
There are two ways to collect data about the license usage on a license server:
* Historic usage snapshots - Data that tracks how many of each CAL were used concurrently over time.
* Full license usage log - Exactly which users used which CALs and for how long.
Historic usage snapshots
By default, the license server will collect basic license usage data and store the data as historic snapshots. The data collected is only how many of each Client Access License, CAL were used, and by which server. That data is used to generate the graphs provided by the admin web UI.
You can see the admin web UI graphs by going to this URL, http
Load the admin web UI of the license server, usually http
Three ways of monitoring the license usage on the web UI:
1. Click the server tab and in the licensing pane, Click reports.
2. On the floating license usage page, select a license type from the menu.
3. Optional : Enter values in the start date and end date fields.
4. Click on the "Reports" link in the "Floating License Usage" section of the left navigation area.
The page to obtain the floating license usage looks like this:
In below given scenario:
We are running the reports for the IBM Rational Quality Manager – Quality Professional – Token licenses from September 1st to September 10th.
Further the details about the license denial's if any also would be present in the logs.
In below provided image, It is clear that the consumption of the tokens is high from 09/09/2012 to 09/12/2012.
You can also get access to the raw data through the generic reporting UI by doing the following:
View the report UI in the web by going to http
Full license usage log
To use the full license log, you must first enable it through the admin web UI. You can do it through the following steps:
After the license log has been enabled a file will be generated for each license action that happens on the server. Here is an extract of a sample log:
The meaning of each column is:
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The Jazz Plan Jam is an online session for clients, Business Partnerss and IBMers to propose and vote on ideas to improve Jazz based products. Voting starts May 30 and runs through June 6. You can find more details about this jam in Carolyn Pampino's blog post on Jazz.net here! You, yes you, influence what’s NEXT for CLM! Our developers worked hard at improving the Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) products at Jazz.net. We'r Yesterday, we kicked off the first ever Jazz Plan Jam. During this Jam session, you can propose and vote for ideas to improve the Jazz based products. The amount of time you spend is up to you -- check in periodically, vote for new ideas, and offer comments to existing ones. You can even subscribe to follow ideas that interest you most. It's not too late... The Jam runs until June 6th! To learn more and to participate in the Jam, please visit jazz.net/jam. The Jazz Plan Jam is brought to you in part by our friends at developerWorks and the Agile Transformation community. The community is a great place to learn about agile software development. Get the latest news and discussions; or connect with experts and enthusiasts by joining the community. We are looking forward to the results of voting on the new ideas coming forward!
You, yes you, influence what’s NEXT for CLM!
Our developers worked hard at improving the Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) products at Jazz.net. We'r Yesterday, we kicked off the first ever Jazz Plan Jam. During this Jam session, you can propose and vote for ideas to improve the Jazz based products. The amount of time you spend is up to you -- check in periodically, vote for new ideas, and offer comments to existing ones. You can even subscribe to follow ideas that interest you most. It's not too late... The Jam runs until June 6th! To learn more and to participate in the Jam, please visit jazz.net/jam. The Jazz Plan Jam is brought to you in part by our friends at developerWorks and the Agile Transformation community. The community is a great place to learn about agile software development. Get the latest news and discussions; or connect with experts and enthusiasts by joining the community. We are looking forward to the results of voting on the new ideas coming forward!
Yesterday, we kicked off the first ever Jazz Plan Jam. During this Jam session, you can propose and vote for ideas to improve the Jazz based products. The amount of time you spend is up to you -- check in periodically, vote for new ideas, and offer comments to existing ones. You can even subscribe to follow ideas that interest you most. It's not too late... The Jam runs until June 6th! To learn more and to participate in the Jam, please visit jazz.net/jam. The Jazz Plan Jam is brought to you in part by our friends at developerWorks and the Agile Transformation community. The community is a great place to learn about agile software development. Get the latest news and discussions; or connect with experts and enthusiasts by joining the community. We are looking forward to the results of voting on the new ideas coming forward!
We are looking forward to the results of voting on the new ideas coming forward!
We are looking forward to the results of voting on the new ideas coming forward!
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The following two ALM videos were highlighted previously on NFRS, but we wanted to add them to this post as well for continuity and in case you missed them previously: And lastly, how about an oldy-but-goody just to round it all out:
The following two ALM videos were highlighted previously on NFRS, but we wanted to add them to this post as well for continuity and in case you missed them previously:
And lastly, how about an oldy-but-goody just to round it all out: