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Rational Developer for i Fix Pack for 9.6



IBM Rational Developer for i has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 9.6.

Download Description

Table of Contents
Sections Description

The Download package section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.

The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review before the installation of this release.

The Known side effects section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.

Supporting Documentation
Document Description

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.

IBM Knowledge Center provides an entry point to product documentation. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.

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.

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Prerequisites include:

Rational Developer for i 9.6

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Installation Instructions

Review the  installation  page in the IBM Knowledge Center.

The two common ways to install this update are as follows: 
If the product is already installed on your system, you can install this update by using the Update Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager. For general instructions on installing an update, see  Updating installed product packages  in the Knowledge Center. If you are installing the product for the first time or if you are installing an additional instance of it, you can install this update at the same time that you install the product. Click Check for Other Versions and Extensions on the Install page of the Installing Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager.

By default, the update is installed directly from the IBM update repository; however, it is also available for download below. If you download the update, extract DISK1 to a local folder. Then register the folder as a repository in IBM Installation Manager. See  Setting repository preferences in IBM Installation Manager  in the Knowledge Center. Once it is registered, you can perform the update. For general instructions on installing an update, see  Updating installed product packages  in the Knowledge Center.

If you have multiple developer machines, see How to install Rational Developer for i at the latest level on multiple developer machines .

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Download Package

The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

Click the  FC link below  to obtain the release from Fix Central.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description


This is a maintenance release. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Test Results

There are no known regressions to report.

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Problems Solved

Defects resolved

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

Review the following list of known issues and open defects:

There are no known issues to report.

Open defects

Review the following  list of open defects for Rational Developer for i  on the IBM Support Portal.

Review technote  1461170: Open APARs for Rational products available on the Web  for information on how to configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in following.

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Change History

What's new

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

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Technical Support


IBM Rational Software Support Communities

  • Visit the  IBM Support Portal  to configure your support portal experience and review FAQs, lists of known problems, fixes, and a wealth of important support information.  
  • Visit  developerWorks  to access an online collection of tutorials, sample code, standards, forums and other resources provided by experts at IBM to assist software developers using Rational tools including access to the  IBM RFE Community .  
  • Visit the  Jazz Community  if you use a Rational product created using the Jazz platform to interact directly with the Jazz development team and other community members, download product trials and betas and track development progress.

Helpful Hints For Obtaining Technical Assistance:

Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you need to describe the problem. When you describe a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:

  • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?
  • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?
  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?
  • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
30 April 2020