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Rational Change 5.3



IBM Rational Change 5.3 has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage Web site.

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This release is a full product download.

  • Passport Advantage clients: Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express clients are required to sign in to Passport Advantage Online to download the image.

  • Non-Passport Advantage clients: If your organization did not purchase your software and support through Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express, you are required to sign in to the new IBM Software Group OEM Portal to download the image.

    Note: This includes clients with Flexible Contract Type (FCT) license purchases and IBM Business Partners.

    For assistance with the IBM Software Group OEM Portal, visit the eCustomer care page.

  • For a detailed list of problems (APARs) solved in this Fix Pack, click the Fix List link in the Problems solved section below.
  • For a detailed list of problems (APARs) solved in each individual Fix Pack version for this product, click the Fix by Version tab above.
  • For information about Change integrations, click here.


Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Release Information A description of the new features, known restrictions and links to other important information.
Detailed System Requirements A detailed list of the supported hardware, operating systems and information related to IBM and third party software requirements.
Information Center Browse or search on-line information related to the deployment, configuration and usage of the product.

Required products
The following must be installed and operational before installing Rational Change 5.3: See the Detailed System Requirements for more information.

Central server compatibility
A 5.3 central server can interoperate with the following versions of remote servers in a central server cluster:
  • 5.3
  • 5.2
  • 5.1 with patch 06 (and Synergy at the latest patch level)
  • 5.0 with patch 04 (and Synergy at the latest patch level)
Always upgrade the central server first, as its release level must be greater than or equal to that of its remote servers. See Updgrade guidelines for details and caveats.

Central server migration
Migrating the CRs of a development database into the central server database is not presently supported, but will be in a forthcoming fix. This means that once you have upgraded to version 5.3, you will not be able to switch to central server mode from stand-alone mode or continue migration of unmigrated databases. The workaround is to perform this migration prior to upgrading to release 5.3 (for example, though release 5.2). New central server deployments (which do not have CRs to migrate) are unaffected.

Project security and the Rational Directory Server
The new project security feature is not presently working with RDS 5.2 (Tivoli), but will be in a forthcoming fix. If you intend to start using project security soon, use RDS 5.1.1 (Apache) instead.

Installation Instructions

See the installation topic on the Information Center below.

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Download Package

Click the link in the table below to be taken to the Passport Advantage site to obtain the download package.

Problems Solved

For details on problems fixed in this version, refer to the Fix List document.

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Technical Support

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Problems (APARS) fixed

Document Information

Modified date:
20 July 2018