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Rational Software Architect Designer



IBM Rational Software Architect Designer is available to download from IBM Fix Central.

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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.

IBM Knowledge Center provides an entry point to product documentation. You can view, browse, and search online information related to 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.

Information about the supplemental software included with the product.

Find technical developer content and resources for Rational Software Architect.

Click the link for a detailed list of the files included with this product assembly on Passport Advantage Online website.


Prerequisites include:

IBM Installation Manager 1.8.8

Review the detailed system requirements for prerequisites required for this release.

Disk space requirements

You need the following disk space to store and extract the electronic parts, and install Rational Software Architect Designer :


Disk space required for compressed files Disk space required for extracted files Disk space required for installation
Windows, Linux, OS X 4.0 GB 5.0 GB 10 GB

Extracting the compressed files

Extract all compressed files into the same directory.


If you use FLEXlm floating or token licenses for your product and chargeable components, you must upgrade your license key server to Rational License Key Server 8.1.5, or later, before installing the product.

Rational License Key Server 8.1.5, or later, can be used with earlier versions of the product.

For information on how to upgrade Rational License Key Server from 7.1.x (or earlier) to 8.1.5 (or later), review the Migrate from Rational Licensing Server v7.1.x or earlier to Rational Common Licensing topic in the information center.

Installation Instructions

Review the Installing Rational Software Architect Designer section of the IBM Knowledge Center for details.

Download Package

Download options
Access type Description

Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express clients are required to sign in to download the software package. Review the Rational Software Architect Designer 9.7.x eAssemblies to see a complete list of the version 9.7.0 parts that you can download.

Fix Central provides fixes and updates for your system's software, hardware, and operating system.

IBM Software Group OEM offerings are designed for partners who develop and sell business solutions with embedded or bundled IBM middleware software. Clients with Flexible Contract Type (FCT) license purchases and IBM Business Partners must sign in to download the software package.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This release 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 regressions to report.

Problems Solved

Defects resolved

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

Review the following list of known issues and open defects:

Below are the known issue in Rational Software Architect Designer v9.7.0.1:

Open defects

Review the following list of open defects for Rational Software Architect Designer on the IBM Support Portal.

Review technote 1461170: Open APARs for Rational products available on the Web for information on how to configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in following.

Change History

What's new

Review the Rational Software Architect Designer V9.5.x, 9.6.x, and 9.7.x: new features and enhancements document for a complete description of the new features and enhancements in the version 9.5.x and later releases.

You can also review the Overview section in the Announcement letter for IBM Rational Software Architect Designer family of products 9.7.0 for details.

Click the link in the Download Options column:

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PH05940; PH03227; PI95410; PH11465; PH10202; PH08536; PH07807; PH05412; PI99566; PH12876; PH13578; PH12833; PH13025; PH12121; PH09902; PH13813

Document Information

Modified date:
08 July 2019