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Rational Performance Tester Fix Pack 1 (8.5.0.1) for 8.5

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Abstract

IBM Rational Performance Tester 8.5.0.1 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 8.5 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.
The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page to browse for additional information centers.
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.

Installation Instructions

Review the following install instructions from the product information center.

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How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a maintenance release of Rational Performance Tester 8.5. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.
Test Results

Definitions

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


Notes:
  • 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

The following client reported defects were not resolved in this release:

APARDescription
PM75508 [Citrix Extension] OCR does not work on 2008 R2
PM91459RPT's Search (Ctrl-H) fails for Test Log Search
PM92978RPT Proxy recorder unable to record HTTPS sites when the browser uses NTLMv2 authenticated proxy server
PM93649RPT playback hangs on 16th attempt to access page requiring digital certificate
PM94331AMF-transformed POST causes "java.lang.Boolean cannot be cast to [Ljava.lang.Object" response from server
PM94414RPT Test Editor takes a very long time to show Search match in HTTP test with large responses
PM94464Protocol Data Viewer displays message box about ActiveX control and freezes
PM94976RPT 8.3 fixpack 1 exit iteration on error not working correctly
PM95398Problem specifying binary byte in Socket Receive regular expression
PM95627Data Transformation (JsoAdapter) on Java Serialized Object throws an exception due to Invalid Content

Change History

No new features or functions.

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM87635;PM90723;PM90721;PM85291;PM95038;PM92550;PM92502;PM91891;PM89113;PM91272;PM90207;PM89723;PM90127;PM91329;PM91899;PM93243;PM93355;PM94622

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Modified date:
07 May 2019

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