Installing Rational Test Control Panel

Install IBM® Rational® Test Control Panel by using IBM Installation Manager.

About this task

To install Rational Test Control Panel from a command line in console mode or in silent mode, see Installing in other modes. To install Rational Test Control Panel by using the launchpad, read the instructions below.


  1. Start the installation by using any of the available options.
  2. On the Install Packages page, select IBM Rational Test Control Panel.

    To view all updates that are found for the available packages, select Show all versions and click Check for Other Versions, Fixes, and Extensions. You require your Passport Advantage login credentials to view and install any newer packages or updates to the selected version of the software.

  3. Select Rational Test Control Panel and any updates to the package to install. Updates that have dependencies are automatically selected and cleared together. Click Next.
  4. On the Licenses page, read the license agreement for Rational Integration Tester.

    If you agree to the terms of all of the license agreements, click I accept the terms of the license agreements. Click Next.

  5. On the Location page, the location of the package group into which Rational Test Control Panel is to be installed is displayed. Optionally, you can enter another location for the package group in the Installation Directory field. Click Next.
  6. On the Features page, select Rational Test Control Panel and the HTTP/TCP Proxy features to install. To install Rational Test Control Panel or HTTP/TCP proxy as a service and start it whenever the computer boots, select the options Install as Service and Start on boot.
    Note: To set up multiple proxies or to install the proxy behind a certain firewall so that the software under test can connect to it, install the HTTP/TCP component on a computer that is different from the location where you install Rational Test Control Panel. You must also run the installer on that computer and select only the HTTP/TCP proxy component.
  7. If you are installing Rational Test Control Panel, enter the following information in the Rational Test Control Panel Configuration Panel and click Next.
    1. In the Standard Configuration page, enter the Rational Test Control Panel HTTPS Port where Rational Test Control Panel listens for all communications. The default port is 5443 and is provided for you.
      Note: You can change the port number after installation and also enable plain HTTP. For details, see Configuring the server HTTP Endpoint.
    2. Enter the path to the Rational Test Control Panel workspace, which is used for storing published stubs, audit and activity logs, and user information.
    3. Enter the name of a default domain. To enable the publishing of stubs, Rational Test Control Panel requires at least one domain. You can create an initial domain while installing the package. Alternatively, if you have not yet decided the number and the names of the domains that you will need, you can use Rational Test Control Panel (after it is installed) or IBM Rational Integration Tester (if it is installed) to add one or more domains.
    4. In the Server Details section, enter the hostname where you are installing Rational Test Control Panel. This information is used to create a connection URL for other products to connect to Rational Test Control Panel. The default values are provided for you.
      Note: Specify a fully-qualified host name, for example,
    5. In the Networking section, specify either the Internet Protocol version 4 or 6 (IPv4 or IPv6) as the networking environment preference for Rational Test Control Panel. Rational Test Control Panel uses this preference when it installs the HTTP proxy. For more information, see Installation considerations for Rational Test Control Panel.

      Click Next.

    6. In the Advanced Configuration page, enter the port number to use for communications between Rational Test Control Panel and Rational Integration Tester. This port is used for the Topology Discovery feature in Rational Integration Tester. The default port is 7883 and is provided for you.
    7. In the RTCP Security Configuration page, select an authentication type and enter the security details. To disable security, select None. Click Next.
      Note: You can modify the security settings after the installation. For more information, see Modifying security model settings after installation.
  8. Optional: If you are installing only the HTTP/TCP component, the Register with Rational Test Control Panel page is displayed. To register Rational Integration Tester proxy with Rational Test Control Panel:
    1. Specify the Rational Test Control Panel URL.
    2. Specify the Rational Test Control Panel user name and password.
      Note: This step is applicable only when the domain-level security is enabled. You can enable domain-level security only after starting Rational Test Control Panel.
    3. Click Next.
  9. On the Summary page, review your choices before you install the product package and click Install. A progress indicator shows the percentage of the installation that is completed. When the installation process is complete, a confirmation message is displayed.
  10. Optional: Click View log file to open the installation log file for the current session in a new window. You must close the Installation Log window to continue.
  11. Click Finish to start Rational Integration Tester. The Install Package wizard closes and you are returned to the launchpad program.