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Rational Performance Tester, Version 8.2.0.3

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Abstract

This document describes how to download and install fix pack 8.2.0.3 for IBM Rational Performance Tester, Version 8.2 on Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.

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Known problems


Known problems are documented in the form of individual technotes in the Support knowledge base at http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/tester/performance/support/. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

The following links open customized queries of the live Support knowledge base:

Additional resources
IBM Rational Performance Tester Information Center
IBM Rational Performance Tester Roadmap



Fixed APARs contained in this release

APARHeadline
PM28684RPT will hang when attempting to Disable secondary requests using test editor
PM29156Empty strings are not taken into account in the XML default values (preferences)
PM29425Content Assist Mode (in the Form View Editor) could fail to add an element with a valid namespace
PM29502RPT test generation fails due to WWW-Authenticate without authentication scheme
PM29965RPT playback doesn't handle Set-cookie with embedded comma in its value
PM30065org.apache.axiom.soap.SOAPProcessingException: Transport level   information does not match
PM30705RPT 8.2 test generator not handling Japanese annontations
PM31090RPT WAS instrumentation incorrectly parses server.xml genericJvmArguments
PM31339timeout in a 3270 screen after sending a TN3270 Enhanced positive response; sequence number is -128
PM31662Invalid namespaces could be generated for attributes
PM32090Automatic Data Correlation does not for cookies
PM32176Test generation fails with "RPTO0002I Exception encountered: java.lang.NullPointerException"
PM32382Stub server could serve WSDL files with incorrect <soap:address location="..">
PM32451RST could fail at retrieving JMS or MQ response messages of String type if Text Message option is selected
PM32526NullPointerException during .rec conversation for test generation

Prerequisites

Before you can install this fix pack, you must update Installation Manager to version 1.4.1 or later. Whenever you use Installation Manager to update an installed package, it automatically updates itself if necessary.

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Installation Instructions

IBM Rational Performance Tester, Version 8.2 must already be installed.

Automatic Update
Install the Rational Performance Tester 8.2.0.3 update using the Update wizard in IBM Installation Manager.

  1. Start the IBM Installation Manager.
  2. Click Update.

Manual Update
You can also download the update and install it locally.

  1. Download the Rational Performance Tester 8.2.0.3 update .zip files. See the following Download package table for the URL.
  2. Extract the files to a temporary directory with a directory structure resembling this example:
    • rpt_update\disk1

    The base directory must be named disk1.

  3. Start IBM Installation Manager.
  4. Click File > Preferences.
  5. Click Add Repository.
  6. Specify the directory where disk1 is located, according to the following example:

    ...\rpt_update\disk1\diskTag.inf

  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Apply.
  9. Click OK to close the Preferences window.
  10. From the main Installation Manager window, click Update.

Rational Team Concert 3.0
Rational Team Concert 3.0 is available for installation with Rational Performance Tester 8.2.0.3. For more information, see Performance and service testing with Rational Team Concert.

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Technical Support

<p>Visit the <a href="http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/tester/performance/support/index.h… Support Portal</a> for technical support.<BR><br>
The Passport Advantage Online Help <b><a
href="http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-lotus/services/cwepassport.nsf/wdocs/pao… Videos</a></b> guide Passport Advantage customers through the download and CD ordering processes.
If you are unable to download the 8.2 release, contact the <b><a
href="https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paocustomer/doc… Advantage help desk</a></b>.
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<b>Rational software support</b>
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Links to specific product support pages plus general topics such as downloads and product documentation are available from the <A href="http://www.ibm.com/rational/support/">IBM Rational software support main page</A>.
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<b>Forums</b>
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Discuss your version 8.2.0.3 experience with the IBM professional community by searching an "Overall product forum."
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Product Alias/Synonym

RPT

Problems (APARS) fixed
PM28684;PM29156;PM29425;PM29502;PM29965;PM30065;PM30705;PM31090;PM31339;PM31662;PM32090;PM32176;PM32382;PM32451;PM32526

Document Information

Modified date:
07 May 2019

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