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Rational Performance Tester 8.5



IBM Rational Performance Tester 8.5 has been made generally available and contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
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Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.
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Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Installation Instructions

Review the following install instructions from the product information center.
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Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a service release of Rational Performance Tester. It contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Problems Solved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known Side Effects

The following defects were not resolved in this release.

PM75508[Citrix Extension] OCR does not work on 2008 R2
PM79097When opened for the 1st time, the label of the stub editor is 'test' versus 'Service Stub'
PM80230Rational Performance Tester sometimes doesn't handle proxy server closing connection during NTLM handshake
PM81087Performance test results not automatically put in Results folder
PM81127The processor time of a process that Rational Performance Tester monitors never exceed 100
PM81128The processor time of a process that Rational Performance Tester monitors never exceed 100
PM83336Rational Performance Tester 8.2x and 8.3x are crashes when try to open logs for a 'big' schedule.
PM84101Socket Recording throws the error: "Dynamic_launcher64.exe - Entry point not found" under Win2003 64 bit
PM85291RTB for WAS 8.0 and Weblogic 10.x - ERROR: "iWAY0159E The data colelction infrastructure does not appear to be running"
PM85982Transaction response time discrepancy - Default Transaction vs Custom Code based Transaction
PM87288Rational Performance Tester Problem installing Rational Performance Tester Agent on SLES11.
PM87631Rational Performance Tester 8302: Using Watch Virtual User causes memory leak
PM87635Rational Performance Tester intermittently hangs when trying to generate Page Percentile report
PM88462Unable to enter more than 1800000ms (30 mins) from SAP Server Request Timeout value field in RPT
PM89113Execution of soa extension test suite can 'stop' without warning or errors.
PM89723Rational Performance Tester including cookie on request even though it doesn't match Path in Set-Cookie
PM90127Rational Performance Tester Proxy Recorder can't record SSL sites through HTTP proxy server if proxy server replies "Connection Established"
PM90207Apache Rampart 1.6.2 should allow to define wsu:nonce and wsu:created for UsernameToken with a password type = text
PM90559[SAP Extension] Failure while ramping down VUs in a schedule with long(slow) transactions
PM90721XML Escaped characters in a the regular expression for a reference is changed to unescaped form by Rational Performance Tester
PM90723Rational Performance Tester Throws error - "value is not unique enough to generate a reference" - during manual correlation

Change History

Review the new features and enhancements added to this release from the product information center.


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Problems (APARS) fixed

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Modified date:
07 May 2019