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Rational Change Fix Pack 7 ( for 5.2



IBM Rational Change has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 5.2 including all predecessor fix packs.

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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 functionality 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.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Click the link to navigate to the system requirement report page. To run the report, select your Product, Version and Operating System. 
Note: Choose the parent version of your product to see the system requirements for fix pack releases.
Click to browse for the version of your product information center available on the product information library page.
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.


Rational Change 5.2
Rational Synergy Fix Pack 6 ( for 7.1

Note: This Synergy Fix Pack is shipping a new JRE. If Rational Change is configured in HTTPs mode, then its SSL certificates will be lost. To overcome this, please refer to How to retain SSL certificates of Rational Change.

Installation Instructions

Before you begin, make sure that you have performed a successful backup of your Rational Change databases.

Once you have installed fix pack, you should not install any individual patch that does not clearly state that it may be installed on top of fix pack, unless informed otherwise by Support.

  1. Log in to the machine where Rational Change is installed as the user who installed Rational Change.
  2. Unzip (Windows) or untar (UNIX) the patch file into <CHANGE_APP_HOME>/WEB-INF/packages. The resultant directory will have the name "rc<patch version>".

    For example, on UNIX:
    $ cd <CHANGE_APP_HOME>/WEB-INF/packages
    $ tar xvf <file path>
  3. Login to Rational Change as Admin, and click the "Administration" toolbar link.
  4. You can now select this package from the "Package Installer" tab which will show it under "Available Packages" and click the "Install" button.
  5. If Rational Change is running in the WAS or WASCE application server, restart the application server and ensure Rational Change is started. Otherwise, simply stop and start Rational Change.
  6. If you are using the OSLC REST API (used to integrate with products such as Rational Publishing Engine and Rational Quality Manager) for the first time, stop and start Rational Change again to activate the API.

Uninstalling the Fix Pack

If it is necessary to remove the fix pack after it was installed, follow these steps.
  1. Login to Rational Change as Admin, and click the "Administration" toolbar link.
  2. Uninstall the package. Click on the "Package Installer" tab, select the patch package from the "Installed Packages" listbox, and click the "Uninstall" button.
  3. Stop and start Rational Change.

Download Package

The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a maintenance release of Rational Change 5.2. It contains 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

Review the link to the parent release in the Prerequisites section for a list of known problems.

Change History

This fix pack supports RDS MetaGroup functionality, for more information, please refer to RDS MetaGroup Information

It also has fixes to make Rational Change work with Jetty 8.1.3. Refer Steps to upgrade Jetty version to 8.1.3.

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Problems (APARS) fixed

Document Information

Modified date:
20 July 2018