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It is that time of the year where those of us in the U.S. are taking time off of work to celebrate our Thanksgiving Holiday. This is a time to reflect on things in our lives for which we are most thankful. As we share this special time with our family and friends we would also like to give a special Thanks to all our faithful followers and hope that you have many things to be thankful for as well.
As we go offline for our extended holiday weekend (we will be back on Monday) we would like to help ease your stress a bit during this holiday season with a link to a nice little helper: IBM Watson Trend
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Have you registered for InterConnect 2016?
Join us February 21-25 at the MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV for our InterConnect 2016 conference. InterConnect offers a unique educational experience tailored to your needs with more than 2,000 sessions. From business breakout sessions to hands-on technical explorations, the InterConnect curriculum is designed to help you quickly and easily realize the full value of your investment—allowing you to accumulate a year’s worth of professional education in just one week. In addition to sessions, labs and workshops, you’ll also enjoy countless networking opportunities with more than 24,000 peers and industry leaders representing the full lifecycle of IT—from Cloud and Mobile developers to IBM executives and distinguished engineers.
Deploying Development Environments for Administrators, one of the many tracks available, will provide guidance to successfully deploy Rational solutions, whether on-prem, private or public cloud, as-a-service, or as a hybrid combination. Administrators need to decide upon the best operational contexts, preferred technologies, required service levels, and how to effectively reuse IT services. Explore how to optimize your development environments to meet your requirements and constraints including: high availability, disaster recovery, scalability, performance, security, integrations, monitoring and management.
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If you haven’t yet upgraded to Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 6.0 and need some guidance on where to start, you may want to check out the Upgrade insider topic in the Deployment wiki on jazz.net. It includes information about important points you should be aware of as you plan your upgrade. It also contains work items of interest and a list of additional reference pages that you will find helpful to bookmark.
You may also want to refer back to some of our previous postings on the subject:
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They say a picture is worth a thousands words. So I guess they may also say that videos are worth thousands or even millions of views.
Below is a list of our top 10 most viewed videos on our IBM
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This article explains the ways you can export a process template from IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM).
Steps to be followed:
Additional information is available in the CLM
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Information that is important to collection includes:
The more detailed list explaining what to gather for troubleshooting these issues has been nicely arranged for you on the
Discussion about RPT and schedule execution error "The workbench received notification that the execution process on Driver <<Agent Machine>> has terminated"
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IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT) is a performance test tool which measures the performance of an IT system by generating load on it and measuring the response times of the system under load. RPT generates load by simulating the actions on the system of multiple simultaneous users. In order to achieve this, you might have to design the schedule with appropriate user load defined and configure the locations where these pre-defined user load needs to be executed.
Often times, when you perform such actions where the user loads are pushed on to the agent machine, you might / might not encounter various errors which could be related to insufficient memory defined for the execution, or network connection problems and so on....
This article specifically discusses one such error which is contributed by the way the RPT v126.96.36.199 agent component contributes to the schedule execution and the occurrence of this error holds good for any higher versions of RPT. However, the following solution is restricted for those who are working on the RPT v188.8.131.52 release.
Error: The workbench received notification that the execution process on Driver <<Agent Machine>> has terminated"
The above error might occur even when you try executing a schedule (irrespective of the virtual user load defined) locally on the RPT workbench or explicitly on external Agent machine. You might get involved in various troubleshooting methods such as :
6. Restart the workbench machine and agent machines
7. Configure the schedule with default settings by reducing the logging levels, set the user load = 1vu and execute the schedule
Despite attempting all these methods, the error persists, irrespective of the user load defined. Note that this is a known behavior in RPT 184.108.40.206 with deployment of cross-project assets. You can upgrade to RPT v8.6 where the problem is fixed.
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Ever wondered how you could split a large test into small scripts? Also interested in playing back scripts from multiple protocols in a single schedule?
Compound tests help you to organize smaller tests into scenarios that can then be run end-to-end. Each of the smaller tests in a compound test can run on a different domain if required, such as a mobile device, or a web browser, and so on.
If you need to combine various tests into a single workflow or end-to-end scenario, you can organize the tests into a compound test. Each test may perform a part of the scenario. Each test may also run in a different domain, for example, a web browser or a mobile device. A typical example of a compound test is an online buying workflow. You may have built smaller tests for each part of an online purchase transaction, such as "log on", "log out", "view item", "add to cart", and "check out". You can combine these tests into a single flow in a compound test. When the compound test is run, its individual tests are run in sequence.
The types of tests you can combine into a compound test depend on the testing capabilities you have purchased. If you have purchased only mobile testing capabilities, you can combine tests on mobile applications into a compound test. If you have purchased additional testing capabilities along with mobile testing, you can also combine tests built using Selenium, HTTP tests, Socket tests, Citrix tests or SAP tests into a compound test.
Compound tests can have the following:
When you run a compound test, its test elements are run in the order defined in the compound test. This compound test consists of WebUI test and SAP test.
When a compound test run is completed, a Test Log is shown in the Test Execution perspective. You can work with the information in the test log and also generate test result reports.
You can create a compound test in a test workbench project. If you have an existing compound test, you can import the test to a test workbench project.
Importing a compound test into a Test Workbench project
You can import a compound test into a test workbench project.
To test the performance of multiple tests, you can add all the tests to a compound test and add the compound test to a user group. When you run a schedule, all the tests in the compound test are run in a sequential order.]
For additional information please refer to the Compound Tests topic in the IBM Knowledge Center.
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If you are planning an installation or upgrade of ClearCase or ClearQuest in the near future, the following information will be helpful. Certain integration solutions and operating systems will no longer be supported in 2016.
Refer to the following recently published planning document for further details:
Additional information about end of support for individual products versions is also available on the IBM Software support lifecycle pages at the following links:
Rational Quality Manager v6.0: Images which are part of Test-Case Design section do not get exported to Portable Document Format (PDF)
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Often times, you might have data requirements which are documented in external data source files such as Comma separated Value (CSV) or Microsoft Excel worksheet. Microsoft Excel and Word are popular document formats used by many test organizations to author, store and maintain their test assets. These document formats are easy to use and widely available.
So if any of your project teams are working on such external data sources and want to import the data involving relevant image files into IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM), they can make use of the RQMExcelImporter utility.
In fact, RQM software helps teams share information seamlessly, use automation to accelerate project schedules and report on metrics for informed release decisions.
Rational Quality Manager helps quality assurance teams by providing the below functionalities.
Below is one such scenario which will describe how to import a few test assets and an image specifically into RQM. It also describes a defect behavior of the imported images (part of Test Case Design section in RQM), not getting exported to PDF file, though the import was successful.
For example: Image is successfully imported into Test case design section, but when we create a comprehensive PDF export, the image does not get exported. Interestingly, if you manually cut past an image within the Test Case Design section in RQM, the import gets exported to PDF successfully.
Debugging this problem, prompted a couple of questions like...
Let's analyze this scenario now...
Below is the snapshot of the data which is documented in the MS Excel worksheet.
Following is the Configuration file (CFG file) which will map to each entries present in the rows and columns of this worksheet .
Using the RQMExcelImporter utility, import the Excel data into RQM and you should see the data layout as shown below:
So, once you have the data imported, you can export this data to available PDF formats in RQM.
However the exported PDF does not display the image as you can see in the below snapshot:
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Our peeps have been busy creating videos to help you get the most out of our products. Check out these recently published educational videos.
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Check out these new ClearCase videos that provide demonstrations of features available in ClearTeam Explorer.
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dW Answers: Where it’s all about the answers!
Check out dW Answers as a resource to use when you need some product help or guidance from support professionals and other subject matter experts.
Not sure about how to get started? Check out this helpful video:
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Greetings from IBM Middleware ClearCase Client Support!
We are glad to invite you to the OpenMic* session on "CCRC WAN Server and CTE".
TAKE AWAY's: Overview of the CCRC WAN Server and CTE client along with discussion on commonly faced issues and troubleshooting tips/details on setting up DEBUG traces.
*OpenMic is a conference call along with webcasts where technical experts share their knowledge and answer your questions.
If you are running in a WAN environment, the Rational CCRC WAN server provides the IBM Rational® ClearTeam Explorer™ with access to
The ClearTeam Explorer is a user interface for IBM Rational ClearCase that is powered by Eclipse technology.
When: 30th September 2015, 14:30 to 15:30 IST (India Standard Time).
CCRC WAN SERVER:
* Technotes to be referred and useful links
The speakers are part of the IBM Rational ClearCase Support Team with significant experience in the Software Configuration Management domain.
Web Conference Details for all :
(We would request you all to kindly join in 10 minutes prior to the start time)
NOTE: Kindly select the option of 'Join as a Guest'
Conference Call Phone numbers (Full list of WW access #)
Participant pass code: 70272389
How to use India toll-free:
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Have you been searching through the IBM
When you sign in to the IBM Knowledge Center, you can save individual topics, groups of topics, or entire collections. After you save content by adding it to My Collections, you can rearrange topics, delete them, rename them, and then format them as PDF files. Refer to the
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You should shell share your IBM Rational Test Workbench with IBM Rational Performance Tester.
Note: Google.com application is used in this example.
Scenario 1: No variable or datapool created
c) Execute the schedule. Workbench automatically assigns one test per device.
Scenario 2: Defining a variable and assigning the user group to specfic device
a) Create a variable named “RTW
b) To assign the specific device to the user group, initialize the “RTW
c) Repeat the same steps for the other test as well and execute the schedule.
d) As specified, each test will be executed in respective devices.
Scenario 3: Creating Datapool and assigning devices
8. Execute the schedule.
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It is quite useful to be able to get notifications when a run completes. This feature is available in IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT) 8.7.
To stop a test gracefully without causing incomplete page hits, select the Active actions are allowed to complete if stop requested check box at Window > Preferences > Test > Test Execution.
To receive email notification for the status of the run, specify the email properties in Window > Preferences > Test > Test Execution.
Note: If you run an HTTP schedule on a remote Macintosh computer, the test fails. The cipher suite that is used for recording must be available in Oracle JDK on the Macintosh computer. For example, you can use TLS_
Using this feature you can get notified after your schedule, test and compound test run completion. Multiple email addresses can be separated by comma. Sample email message that would be sent.
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How to click on a specific cell inside a table with IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT).
You can try the getChildren approach on the Table. To use this you need to perform the following steps:
Here are the steps in detail:
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This article is regarding Rational CLM integration with JIRA, able to get the information that JIRA can be integrated with CLM containers (RRC, RTC and RQM) with Rational Adapter for JIRA.
Advantages of RTC and JIRA Integration
Following are some of the benefits that an organization will get by integrating RTC with JIRA:
As per the topology, JIRA application is installed on a single application server and the CLM applications are also installed on a single application server.
For example: Standard Topology
The JIRA application server communicates with the CLM application server through server friend relationships. The adapter resolves links from CLM work items back to the JIRA server.
As long as the JIRA application can connect or ping to the repository you may install it on the same machine or another server
RPT Schedule execution on local machine results in error: com/ibm/lang/management/OperatingSystemMXBean
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IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT) supports schedule execution to be carried out on a separate controller machine (Agent machine), which in fact is a recommended way of script execution. It also supports, to an extent, executing the minimal amount of user load execution locally on the workbench machine (not recommended for production level testing).
When executing a schedule under RPT
The following attempts were made to debug this further:
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We'll be back tomorrow with more great content focused on helping you get the most out of IBM Rational Support and your IBM Rational products!
As we begin to wind down from our summer season activities and our children return to school, it is time to celebrate this American federal holiday. This is a day where we recognize the contributions of the American worker. It is a day where we take some time off to relax and enjoy the company of our family and friends while sharing our favorite backyard barbecue.
While we are off for the day we want to share with you a list of videos that have been posted on this blog. Enjoy this CLM video collection.
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More on our “Integrations theme”…
Introducing one of our most recent articles which expands the scope of integrations from ALM core to include all of the Systems Middleware tooling that applies in the context of the Golden Integration Scenarios. It expands on ALM Core to define the additional set of products that play a role in the integration scenarios.
Check out the full article here: ALM Middleware Core Solution
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Continuing with our “Integrations theme” this week is our next article which discusses those “Golden” integration scenarios derived from the original scenarios developed with customers (found here: Customer Scenarios). It includes top integration scenarios that you can review to ensure an improved experience through the development of clear and concise documentation, validation plans, and the identification and ultimate closure of gaps in the integrations involved.
Check out the full article here: Integration: Golden Integration Scenarios
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Continuing on the topic of Integrations as covered in our previous post Integrations with CLM and SSE solutions – where to start…
Our next article provides scenarios that were captured through direct collaboration with our customers. It includes pre-deployment install and upgrade scenarios for new inst
Check out the full article here: Integration: Customer Scenarios
Also, check back over the next few days for more on our “Integrations theme”.
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Looking for guidance in planning your deployment?
The Deployment planning: Where to start? article in the Jazz.net deployment wiki outlines several key planning and design considerations for designing a Rational development environment. The considerations focus on the environment and non-functional options that typically effect how successful your deployment and ultimate adoption will be.
Topics covered in the article include the following:
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You may come across situation where you do not want a user in your Project Area to view data in a particular stream.
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Looking for some of those special little tidbits to help with your use of Rational Integration Tester? Check out the following most recently published content which may offer some assistance.
This document will be helpful to users who have constructed a Custom Function previously for RIT and may wish to repeat the process without working through all the instructions in the manual again. The document may also assist users reviewing the process undertaken when troubleshooting.
Provides details about how you can pretty print XML from IBM Rational Integration Tester that may be desirable in cases such as logging.
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This article explains how to reduce the number of Rational Team Concert component flow displays in the pending changes window.
By default, all components in a Repository workspace (RWS) use the current flow target. You can use the Repository workspace editor to add flow targets or change their scope so that not all components use them. Refer to Flow targets for further details.
For example, you can specify in flow targets for some of the components in a Repository workspace (RWS) display, or decide that a specific component must display in pending changes window.
Note: You can use the Flow Only components checked below option in RWS\Stream Flow Target to make the Pending Changes view more manageable. This helps more when streams or workspace have 10++ and which might not be all needed in the pending changes window.
You can use the above scenario where in you can avoid unwanted components display in the pending changes.
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Here is a collection of some of the Basic Rational Team Concert Source code management links from IBM Rational Support. We hope you will find them as helpful as we have.
RTC Source Control Basics