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Rational Performance Tester, Version



This document describes how to download and install fix pack for IBM Rational Performance Tester, Version 8.2.1, on Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.

Download Description

Known problems
Known problems are documented in the form of individual technotes in the Support knowledge base at 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 Wiki

Fixed APARs contained in this release

PM51009 Inconsistent Spanish translations in RPT 8.2 help
PM51490 SOA test log report should expose actual and expected extended properties
PM52333 RPT "Cheat sheet" should default to English if selected language isn't available
PM53543 Execution failure. No status received from location 162Agent3 in 130 seconds
PM55087 *Lost* test execution results after starting RPT when no license key is available
PM55129 Content Verification Point customized Error Handling not working in Siebel test; works OK in HTTP
PM55560 JSO to XML transform can't be done with Change button in test's Advanced settings
PM55850 Content VPs incorrectly passing when cache emulation is enabled
PM56059 Protocol Data View display of transformed XML in Test Log has less information than exported Test Log
PM56527 RPT is incorrectly setting URL Encode on substitution in URI
PM56539 StoreICA custom code not generated when it should be
PM56619 RPT stops too many users when transitioning to stage with less users, causing error
PM56968 RPT should only add \r\n to binary POST content when doing multipart content
PM57524 HTTP test generation failing for .NET session recorded with Socket I/O
PM57562 RPT always creates new project in default location even if different directory specified
PM57711 Unrestrained heap size growth possible in RPT playback engine when caching enabled


IBM Rational Performance Tester, Version 8.2.1 must already be installed.

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Installation Instructions

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

Automatic Update
Install the Rational Performance Tester 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 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:


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

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Technical Support

<p>Visit the <a href="… Support Portal</a> for technical support.<BR><br>
The Passport Advantage Online Help <b><a
href="… Videos</a></b> guide Passport Advantage customers through the download and CD ordering processes.
If you are unable to download the 8.2.1 release, contact the <b><a
href="… Advantage help desk</a></b>.
<b>Rational software support</b>
Links to specific product support pages plus general topics such as downloads and product documentation are available from the <A href="">IBM Rational software support main page</A>.
Discuss your version experience with the IBM professional community by searching an "Overall product forum."
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Problems (APARS) fixed

Document Information

Modified date:
07 May 2019