In generic terms, Resource monitoring is a term used to describe the observation of a property or asset over time. Typically, these observations are numerical facts or data, also known as statistical data. Most often within the performance testing space a resource can be, but is not limited to, a physical system or a process executing on a system. Resource monitoring is crucial when trying to determine the problem with an application that is failing to perform at reasonable levels, because this type of monitoring allows a performance tester to determine whether there is a lack of system-level resources or an issue with the application itself.
The resource monitoring feature in IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT) allows real-time monitoring of systems and system processes. However in most cases it so happens that the credentials of the remote machine are forced to be reset / changed periodically, post which you specify these new changed credentials during the course of configuring the remote machine details under the "Resource Monitoring" section in RPT.
In some cases, say you might have changed the password of the remote machine and these changed credentials are specified in RPT's Resource Monitoring section. However you notice that the "Finish" button still shows greyed out or rather disabled. If you try to look at the resources that are to be monitored, it tells that cannot be connected and results in following error.
Error: IWAY0275E Unable to connect to the resource monitoring host (PDH_ACCESS_DENIED)
Sometimes the host-name is required (For Example: Username has to be HOSTNAME\Administrator) and then make sure correct password is entered).
In more generic terms the PDH_ACCESS_DENIED error indicates that you have to check the permissions and authentication of the log service or the interactive user session against those on the computer or service being monitored.
However if you would like to isolate this behavior from RPT perspective, then, try using the windows Perfmon client to access the remote computers rather than RPT. This will tell you whether the issue is with RPT or the users network. You may also try specifying the Administrator credentials of the remote machine under the Resource Monitoring section in RPT and see if that works.
In addition to these you may add your user account to these groups on the remote computer that you want to access, follow these steps:
Log on to the remote computer as an administrator.
Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then press ENTER.
In the Computer Management window, expand System Tools, expand Local Users and Groups, and then click Groups.
Double-click Performance Log Users, and then click Add.
In the Enter the object names to select box, type the name of the user account or group account that you want to add, and then click OK.
Repeat these steps to add your account to the Performance Monitor Users group
Innovate 2010, the Rational Software Conference, is less than a month away, and it's starting to feel real now.
Some of what you can expect at Innovate 2010, from a Rational Client Support perspective:
Several Rational Client Support speakers will be presenting sessions at Innovate 2010:
Brianna M. Smith: Using Requirements Composer to improve the requirements review process with IBM CIO projects. A survey of IBM Rational's Requirements Management Tools
Zhe Leonard: You Rang? Real Support Calls from Real Rational Quality Manager Customers,
James Chung: How to reference a datasource using Resource Injection in a JEE application using IBM Rational Application Developer (IRAD) and WebSphere
Bertrand Durou: Closing the Loop: From Support Request to ALMRequest and Back with Client Lifecycle Management on IBM Rational ClearQuest
Christian Glockner: Closing the Loop: From Support Request to ALMRequest and Back with Client Lifecycle Management on IBM Rational ClearQuest
Ali Manji: Case Study: Creating a Global ALM Environment with Rational Team Concert and Quality Manager
Stuart W. Poulin: Decomposing the IBM Rational ClearQuest ALM 1.1 Schema
The Technical Support Café
Europe 4 Dolphin Hotel (Lobby Level) Looking to meet Technical Support management? Want an opportunity to share your feedback with our Technical Support executive? Need to know how to get some attention on one of your important pmrs? Want to come to one of our lightening sessions to learn some technical tips and tricks? Have you heard about our improvements to the Support website with the Support Portal? Do you know how to leverage our Electronic Service Requests(SR)? Well, look no further. Come talk to Rational Client Support in the Support Cafe! We have moved from the Solution Center into our own room. Come and enjoy some refreshments and discuss your Support needs when YOUR schedule permits. We are here to assist you and share some knowledge with our rolling lightening sessions. Stop by and check it out!
Red Carpet Lounge exclusively for Accelerated Value Program Clients Asia 5 Dolphin Hotel (Lobby Level) The Rational Accelerated Value Program Team is proud to host an “invitation only” experience for you at Innovate 2010 - The Accelerated Value Red Carpet Lounge.
The Red Carpet Lounge (RCL) is available to you throughout the conference where we focus on presentations and round tables with management/development/product management that can only been seen in the Red Carpet Lounge. It is also a place to relax, enjoy a soft drink, coffee or snack, connect to the Internet, do a little work, and much much more. You will have the chance to meet with other Accelerated Value Program Clients, Rational Product Managers, Executives, and Engineers as well as many Accelerate Value Leaders and Specialists.
Red Carpet Lounge Welcome Reception: Sunday, June 6, 5:00pm - 6:00pm Red Carpet Lounge: June 7-10, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Yesterday we shared the top ten blog posts in 2013. Today we are sharing the top 50 most re-used technotes in the past year.
Like all the prior top content posts month-to-month, these technotes are the most often cited and shared in our Support Engineers' PMR notes all used to help you solve or prevent issues with your Rational products.
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We're just over halfway into 2011 now, and thought it'd be fun to look back and see what content on Notes from Rational Support proves to be the most popular. So here you go, the top seven posts that you told us were hot bits of information by virtue of your click-throughs:
Did we miss one of your favourite posts you think should have been highlighted more? Have an idea for content you'd like to see? Let us know in the comments and we'll work even harder to provide exactly what you want to see here, and of course less of what you don't
Learn how you can use IBM® Rational® Software
Architect to create a Java Data Object (JDO) enterprise application,
leveraging the Google App Engine SDK in this new developerWorks article. This article shows you how to do that by
building an application with a design that is focused on business logic, not a
pre-existing data store.
Every week I am amazed at how much new and deeply technical content comes through the developerWorks streams. And of course, last week was no different... the following are the cool new bits of content that went live on developerWorks Rational last week:
Save time by pre-filling OSLC resource creation fields in Rational Change By: Neeraja Vishwanathapura (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Software Engineer, IBM Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) service providers can receive POST requests that contain change request resource definitions. They retrieve a URI that represents the embedded page to be used. Save time with this sample code that pre-fills resource creation fields. Products: Rational Change, Rational Quality Manager
Global and Workspace admin permission differences in Rational Focal Point By: Anurag Saraf (email@example.com), Senior Staff Software Engineer, IBM Global Administrator and Workspace Administrator permissions in Rational Focal Point allow different kinds of access and capabilities. Anurag Saraf explains what actions each of these admin roles can perform at global and workspace levels. Product: Rational Focal Point
Minimum IBM Rational DOORS Web Access installation By: Lee J. Byrnes (firstname.lastname@example.org), Load, Performance, and Security Tester, IBM This is the minimum suggested set up for IBM DOORS Web Access software, because each tier has specific requirements to operate successfully. Lee Byrnes explains the requirements and the reasoning behind them. Product: Rational DOORS
Managing parallel development with Rational Team Concert By: Mark Roberts (email@example.com), Technical Consultant, IBM Need help improving your approach to parallel development? Or, are you new to Rational Team Concert? If so, this article is for you. Product: Rational Team Concert
We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Anurag Saraf
Anurag Saraf is a Rational Tools Administrator in the IBM Software Labs in Pune, India. He works with the IBM Systems and Technology group in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, and supports their Rational tools environment, which includes Rational Focal Point, ClearQuest, RequisitePro, and ClearCase. He has been with IBM for six years. Apart from work, he enjoys travelling, playing cricket and badminton, and exploring new places and restaurants. He also invests time in learning new IBM tools.
Couldn't make it to Orlando in June for Innovate 2010? Can't attend one of our several regional events? No matter. We'll bring Innovate 2010 to YOU.
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Attend the Innovate 2010 virtual event on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 and experience the smarter software and smarter product innovation we all need to build a smarter planet. Visit the IBM Solution booths where you can talk to the IBM experts and learn how to better drive innovation through software at your company with powerful IBM software and hardware solutions, including:
Collaborative Application Lifecycle Management
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The Innovate 2010 virtual event will feature:
Innovate main tent: General Sessions featuring Dr. Danny Sabbah, Walker Royce, Grady Booch, Harish Grama and more!
Techie tent: Attend the highest-rated technical sessions from the Innovate event in Orlando (plus receive access to the presentations for these sessions)
The IBM Support Portal has a new look. You have suggested improvements for the IBM Support Portal. We've listened, and our new, simplified website is now available. The simplified design presents the most important content for your product to help you find the information you need, when you need it. After selecting a product from the top of the page, you'll find links to fixes, updates, best practices, product documentation, troubleshooting technical notes, social media channels, tools and resources, and so much more. Please visit the new site today at support.ibm.com!
At the IBM Electronic Support blogyou will find an overview of the main pages of the new IBM Support Portal and a description of how to navigate within this new design. Note:Clicking on the images in this linked article will open full-size images in a new browser tab for greater visibility to the discrete features.
You may have noticed that IBM Rational recently launched a space within LinkedIn. Our goal is to ensure that anyone looking for an official IBM Rational space within the LinkedIn community will be able to find one; a way to make ourselves more available to you all!
Our efforts within the LinkedIn community, however, won't be focused wholly or specifically on just this new community. The nature of LinkedIn lends itself to be more effective when people from organizations are participating in conversations across LinkedIn groups; not specifically or solely in the Rational Software space.
And since everyone loves action items: we're encouraging you to do two things...
In addition to participating in the new community, please continue joining other active groups on LinkedIn that really cater to your specific focus area and contribute to conversations there. To search for LinkedIn groups start here: linkedin.com/groupsDirectory
As clients, IBMers, and business partners, we all have specific expertise and focus to provide to the Rational Software LinkedIn group, as well as all the other groups in the space. Using LinkedIn is a benefit to us all through knowledge sharing in the places where you play!
Under IBM Rational Quality manager (RQM) v3.x release onwards, during the course of creating a new defect work item, you are allowed to select the record type. Below are 2 such scenarios where the record types differ between older (2.x) and newer versions (3.x onwards) of RQM.
A particular difference between the integrations of RQM 2.x and CQ and RQM 4.x and CQ.
Integration in 2.x with CQ 8.x:
- During script execution, when you click on "Add a new defect", it directly opens the Defect Record form specific to CQ.
However when you setup the Integration of RQM v4.x with CQ 8.x:
- During script execution, when you click on "Add a new defect", it opens the dialog box where you can select the CQ Record type. RQM should only link to CQ defect. However, here you are able to choose any option out of the list of record types and save it. Even have it linked to the test script execution. So, you are able to link any record type to the test script execution.
The functionality to select record types ( RQM/CQ integration) was added via RFE 25717in version 4.0.1; this is the current default behavior (i.e. functioning as intended).
SAML is the authentication mechanism that is required for the exchange of data between SAP and the Rational Connector. It’s like two people exchanging keys to each other’s houses. Without the address of the other person’s house, the key can’t be used.
Steps to configure the Server Side for SAML authentication:
Log on to the IBM Rational Connector.
Click on Manage SAML Certificates. Update SAML issuer name.
Export the certificate from the Rational Connector. This will generate a certificate named ConnectorSAML.crt file.
Import the certificate into SAP Solution Manager.
Be sure to un-check SAML 2.0 for the provider you just added. It should only support SAML 1.1
Export the SAML certificate from Solution Manager to generate a Trust certificate.
Example: Trust ManagerSAML.crt
Import the SAP Trust Certificate into the Rational Connector.
Sanjeev Sharma blogged on his personal site a few weeks back about the presentation he did for the UnicomDevOps summit in London, UK. in early July. His topic covered "Mobile to Mainframe -- Challenges of Enterprise DevOps Adoption". Following are the slides (the abstract can be found in his original post here):