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Rational DOORS Fix Pack 2 ( for 9.5.1



IBM Rational DOORS has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 9.5.1 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 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.
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.
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.


No prerequisites required.

Installation Instructions

For information on installing the Rational DOORS client, database server, and Rational DOORS Web Access, review the Information center.

The download for Rational DOORS version is available on Fix Central. Click the FC link in the download table in this document to log in to Fix Central and access the Rational DOORS download.

The downloads on Fix Central include an instance of the IBM Installation Manager and a launchpad that is configured with installation components for Rational DOORS Next Generation, version 4.0.4. Extract the download, run launchpad.exe for a Windows installation, and click the launchpad links to run IBM Installation Manager and install Rational DOORS Next Generation. For more information, see Overview of Rational DOORS Next Generation.

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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 DOORS 9.5.1. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.
Test Results


Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known issues to report.

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

1649254Cannot select a requirement when linking to Rational DOORS module from Rational Rhapsody
1609604When installing the Rational DOORS v9.4.0.1 or later database server, a "failed to start" error occurs
1619406Issue with opening external URLs in the Rational DOORS internal help in the client
1649606Rational DOORS help home page is not updated after you install help locally from a version archive file
1646977When Rational DOORS is configured on Linux for SSS mode, changes to user roles are not retained in Rational Directory Server
1646782Rational DOORS database server on Solaris 10 does not start after configuring a secure connection to Rational Directory Server
1644280Configuring the Rational DOORS database server and client for compliance with NIST SP 800-131A
1641340Rational DOORS and Rational Directory Server integration: User roles are not retained after migration in SSS mode
1638556After upgrading to Rational DOORS 9.5.1, collaboration links that were created in previous versions might not appear
1634541Limited function when navigating from Rational DOORS to work items in Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
1632571If you delete Rational DOORS data after it is published to Rational Insight for reporting, it is not removed from the Rational Insight data warehouse
1634659Synchronization might fail in Rational DOORS for HP Quality Center Interface, installed on Windows Server 2008 for integration with HP ALM 11 or 11.5.0
1638711A login failure occurs when creating area path in Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012
1635048Scripting error occurs when creating a new artifact by linking Rational DOORS to another RM application by using OSLC
1635716When opening Rational DOORS help, an error might occur: "Failed to create the Java Virtual Machine"
1592875Multiple DWA server installation on one machine
1617035Issue with displaying Layout DXL columns in Rational DOORS Web Access when using OSLC
1617040 Issue with upgrading the Rational DOORS database server if you have more than one instance of the database server on your computer
1617880When upgrading to Rational DOORS version 9.5, use the same host name for the Rational Quality Manager integration
1616740Issue with using TRS/LQE to track resources in Rational DOORS Web Access 9.5
1618189Problem rendering links in hover text for OSLC integrations

Change History

Rational DOORS version includes the following new capabilities and enhancements:

  • It is now possible to "multi-select" requirements in the DOORS delegated user interface used in OSLC integrations.
  • Support for FDCC/USGCB Federal Desktop Security Configuration.
  • Support for FIPS 140-2.

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Problems (APARS) fixed

Document Information

Modified date:
01 May 2020