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.
|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.|
|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.|
Review the following install instructions from the product information center.
To view the product information center locally that contains installation and usage instructions, you can download the RPT85_updateSite.zip file from http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rationalsdp/documentation/updatesites/
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How critical is this fix?
|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.|
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
|PM75508||[Citrix Extension] OCR does not work on 2008 R2|
|PM79097||When opened for the 1st time, the label of the stub editor is 'test' versus 'Service Stub'|
|PM80230||Rational Performance Tester sometimes doesn't handle proxy server closing connection during NTLM handshake|
|PM81087||Performance test results not automatically put in Results folder|
|PM81127||The processor time of a process that Rational Performance Tester monitors never exceed 100|
|PM81128||The processor time of a process that Rational Performance Tester monitors never exceed 100|
|PM83336||Rational Performance Tester 8.2x and 8.3x are crashes when try to open logs for a 'big' schedule.|
|PM84101||Socket Recording throws the error: "Dynamic_launcher64.exe - Entry point not found" under Win2003 64 bit|
|PM85291||RTB for WAS 8.0 and Weblogic 10.x - ERROR: "iWAY0159E The data colelction infrastructure does not appear to be running"|
|PM85982||Transaction response time discrepancy - Default Transaction vs Custom Code based Transaction|
|PM87288||Rational Performance Tester Problem installing Rational Performance Tester Agent on SLES11.|
|PM87631||Rational Performance Tester 8302: Using Watch Virtual User causes memory leak|
|PM87635||Rational Performance Tester intermittently hangs when trying to generate Page Percentile report|
|PM88462||Unable to enter more than 1800000ms (30 mins) from SAP Server Request Timeout value field in RPT|
|PM89113||Execution of soa extension test suite can 'stop' without warning or errors.|
|PM89723||Rational Performance Tester including cookie on request even though it doesn't match Path in Set-Cookie|
|PM90127||Rational Performance Tester Proxy Recorder can't record SSL sites through HTTP proxy server if proxy server replies "Connection Established"|
|PM90207||Apache 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|
|PM90721||XML Escaped characters in a the regular expression for a reference is changed to unescaped form by Rational Performance Tester|
|PM90723||Rational Performance Tester Throws error - "value is not unique enough to generate a reference" - during manual correlation|
Review the new features and enhancements added to this release from the product information center.
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