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Rational Rhapsody 8.0.5



IBM Rational Rhapsody 8.0.5 has been made generally available and contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description

The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

The Download package section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.

The Known side effects 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 the IBM Product information page to browse for additional information centers.

Click for information about the migration of existing Rational Rhapsody projects to this version of the product.

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.


Prerequisites include:

Review the Planning the installation section in the Information Center.

Review the Pre-installation tasks section in the Information Center.

Installation Instructions

Review the installation guide:

Note: Your existing license key for Rational Rhapsody runs through to your maintenance expiration date.

Click the link to the installing instructions provided below.

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How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a service release. It contains new features as well as 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

The following defects were not resolved in this release:

For a list of the defects (APARs) that are still open as of this release, review the List of open defects (APARs) for Rational Rhapsody.

Change History

What's new

For information about the new features and enhancements in the Rational Rhapsody 8.0.5 release, review the Overview section in the Announcement letter for IBM Rational Rhapsody 8.0.5 for details.

With Rational Rhapsody 8.0.5 you can create Timing diagrams. If you are using the 64-bit version of Rational Rhapsody, an Interim Fix (iFix) for version 8.0.5 of the product is available to resolve a problem with box labels in Timing diagrams. You do not need this iFix for the 32-bit version of Rational Rhapsody or if you are not using Timing diagrams.

Important: Install Rational Rhapsody 8.0.5 before you install the iFix. Click 8.0.5-RAT-RHAPSODY-Win64-IFix1 to download the iFix and review the Readme file included in the download package for more details.

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Product Synonym

Rational Rhapsody

Problems (APARS) fixed

Document Information

Modified date:
27 May 2022