Release notes for IBM Rational Test Automation Server V10.0.1

Read about new features, system requirements, installation, known problems, and support for IBM® Rational® Test Automation Server.


Rational Test Automation Server is a server component that includes capabilities such as project and role-based security, Docker-based distribution and installation, and running of test cases. For more information about the server, see Overview.

What's new in IBM Rational Test Automation Server V10.0.1

  • Test runs
    • On the new Advanced Settings window, you can specify advanced arguments such as Java Virtual Machine, Program, and Environment Variables, which can be used by the test at run time. See Running tests.
    • The options that you configure while initiating a test run are preserved and you do not have to reconfigure them when you run the same test again. See Running tests.
    • You can now cancel a test that is running or scheduled to run from the Progress page. See Canceling a test run.
  • Test run status

    The Overview page now shows the number of test suites and individual tests by type, the proportion of test suites that were run by status and date, and the number of new and modified test assets by type. The Project on the Home page now shows the number of test suites and individual tests. See An overview of test assets, modifications, and scheduled runs.

  • Installation

System requirements

For system requirements specific to this release of Rational Test Automation Server, see Software Product Compatibility Reports.

Installing Rational Test Automation Server

For instructions about installing the software, see Installing the software on Windows or Installing the software on Linux.

Known problems

Known problems are documented in the download document for each product and in the form of individual technotes in the Support Knowledge Base:

Table 1. Download documents and technotes
Product Download document Knowledge base
Rational Test Automation Server

The knowledge base is continually updated as problems are discovered and resolved. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

Contacting IBM support

IBM support provides you with technical assistance.

For contact information and guidelines or reference materials that you will need when you require support, read the IBM Software Support Handbook. For personalized support, including notifications of significant upgrades, register at IBM support.

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  • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred? For more information see, Accessing the software version information.
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  • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.