The IBM Rational “How do I” covers: (Last updated  2-Aug-09)

Ø  License key management how to get the license keys, etc...

Ø  Eclipse support – getting IBM Rational support, etc...

Ø  VMware support – support policy, etc...

Ø  RFE closed-loop Request For Enhancement (RFE), etc...

Ø  Enterprise deployment IBM Software Delivery Platform, etc...

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The IBM Rational “How do I” covers: (Last updated  2-Aug-09) 1

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License Key Management.. 1

1.       How do I – understand the floating license behavior when multiple Rational products are installed in the same Eclipse shell 1

2.       How do I - get Rational license keys. 4

Eclipse Support.. 6

3.       How do I – get IBM Rational Elite Support for Eclipse. 6

4.       How do I – understand cross-product shared environments (shell sharing) information about IBM Software  6

5.       How do I – understand the supported projects and platforms in the IBM Rational Elite Support for Eclipse offering  8

VMWare Support.. 9

6.       How do I – understand the Rational Support Policy Addendum for VMware support 9

Request For Enhancement (RFE) 10

7.       How do I – understand the Rational 2007 Closed-loop Request for Enhancement (RFE) Process. 10

Enterprise Deployment.. 11

8.       How do I – understand how 7.0.0.x and 7.0.1.x Rational Team products share common files. 11

9.       How do I – understand the cross-product shared environments (shell sharing) information about IBM Software  12

10.     How do I – understand the Rational Product IPv6 compliance. 15

11.     How do I - Set up an Enterprise Deployment of the IBM Software Delivery Platform.. 16

12.     How do I – understand the Shared Rational 7.0 files updated in 7.0.x Software Development Platform - Team products  17

 

License Key Management

1.        How do I – understand the floating license behavior when multiple Rational products are installed in the same Eclipse shell

This is the basic current behavior, along with the workaround if the user prefers the old behavior (that is, running a disabled product without a license).

There is a common misunderstanding about the licensing behavior when multiple products are installed into the same Eclipse shell. It is wrongly believed that only when a product is used will it consume a license.

For example, a customer reported when Rational Software Architect v7.0 and Rational Data Architect v7.0 are installed in the same shell, they see licensing errors when starting Rational Data Architect 7.0 by clicking on the shortcut to run Rational Data Architect v7.0. The customer is running Rational Software Architect v7.0 and Rational Data Architect v7.0 and does not have a license for Rational Software Architect. So Rational Software Architect plugins will not run. This is by design for all products and why there is licensing enforcement in the first place. There are multiple reasons it could be requiring a Software Architect license, such as startup plugins, builders, etc. It is incorrect to believe that a product in a shell sharing situation can be completely separate and you cannot load it by loading "knowing" plugins which are product specific. So the Rational Software Architect license failures should be no surprise.

The key to this is the following statement by the customer, "Since no Rational Software Architect specific functionality is apparently being invoked this surprised me." This implies the assumption that Rational Software Architect functionality is somehow separate enough and partitioned to specific perspectives and views. This is a false assumption and is not how Eclipse works. Eclipse loads plugins as needed. If a request for a Software Architect plugin happens underneath the covers (for example Rational Data Architect having an optional plugin dependency on Rational Software Architect to provide enhanced function and Data Architect proceeding to request that plugin get loaded since it was installed) then a Rational Software Architect license will get consumed.

The particular set of errors in version 7.0 prompted a change to the startup behavior in products such as Rational Software Architect v7.5 and Rational Performance Tester v8.0, based on the following four points:

1.     If there is no license for one product in the shell then the choice is to remove the product or license it.

2.     It is impossible to have two products sharing the same shell and being able to know that licensed content will not be loaded and what will.

3.     IMPORTANT: Customers can install two products into the same shell and only when a product is used will it consume a license. This is correct in the sense that only when a product is used will it consume a license. It is incorrect to think running one product in the shell will not consume a license of the other product in the same shell, because once products are installed in the same shell, there is no guarantee it will not consume a license because what action in the user interface or build or gesture could trigger a license to be needed cannot be guaranteed. Shell sharing products are intimately connected. It will require all the products to change their architecture in order to enable this behavior. That kind of architecture will remove the seamless nature of the product integrations that now occur since it requires that products be logically separate and not integrate with each other.

4.     Shell sharing products are basically running as a single unified product from the perspective of Eclipse. In order to not have continual errors and random dialogs asking for licenses to pop up all the required licenses to run, the content in that shell needs to be available upon product start.


Thus, in products releases since v7.0, the launch of a product will be blocked if it cannot acquire a license for all the products running in the shell.

Most of the issues around the added complexity are related to customers not wanting to consume a license when two products are installed together. The products are not architected for that scenario. They are architected to install two products together to get the combined function of the two products in a seamless scenario. Therefore you need two licenses for two products running in the same shell.

 

Licensing block workaround

Note: this is not recommended; use it only as last resort.

A product such as Rational Software Architect 7.5 or Rational Performance Tester v8.0 will block the launch of a product if it cannot acquire a license for all the products running in the shell. To work around this blocking behavior:

Add a line to existing <eclipse_install_dir>\configuration\config.ini:

com.ibm.cic.unlicensed.execution.allowed=true


These changes were made

In the presence of this system property, the "License Cannot Be Found" error dialog now provides an "Ignore" button which will allow users to continue execution of the product.

Before:


After:

Licensed plugins will still fail to load and potentially display further error dialogs (that is, if they load sometime after startup).

There is now a "Done" button in the "Manage Licenses" dialog (when there is a license error and where Exit Workbench formerly was the only choice):

Before:


After:


There now is a "Manage Licenses" toolbar button with an error icon when executing in unlicensed mode (similar to Manage Licenses toolbar button with warning icon added during last 14 days of a trial license, except this uses an error icon):

 

2.        How do I - get Rational license keys

IBM Rational products that require license keys


IBM Rational products that offer license keys as an optional feature


* See technote 1250404 for information on FLEXlm license keys with these products.

The IBM Rational License Key Center
The IBM Rational License Key Center is an online license key delivery service that makes it easy for you to generate your Rational license keys. You will need to be a member of your company’s IBM Rational License Key Center account in order to access your license keys.

When you order Rational products from IBM, the person placing the order will be setup as the account administrator sent a "welcome" email containing a temporary password for logging into the License Key Center.

To access the License Key Center:

1.     Connect to the IBM Rational licensing support site: http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/support/licensing. (Please take note of the Quick Start Guides available on that page).

2.     Log into the IBM Rational Licensing and Download Center. You can register on-the-fly if needed.

3.     Navigate to the IBM Rational License Key Center and log in using the temporary password provided in the "welcome" email sent to you when you were added to the service. If you do not have a password, please see the information below.


Don't have a password to get into the License Key Center?
You must be a member of your company’s IBM Rational License Key Center account in order to access your license keys. There are two ways to do this:

Method 1 - Contact the person who placed your order and have that person add you as a member of your company’s account. They can do this by logging into the License Key Center and then using the “Account members” feature to add new members. Once you are added, you will receive a "welcome" email from the License Key Center with your temporary password and login instructions.

Method 2 - You can add yourself to your company’s License Key Center account . To do this:

1.     Connect to the IBM Rational licensing support site: http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/support/licensing.

2.     Log into the IBM Rational Licensing and Download Center. You can register on-the-fly if needed.

3.     Navigate to the IBM Rational License Key Center.

4.     On the License Key Center login page, select the “Don’t have a password?” hyperlink.

5.     Enter your contact information, the IBM Site Number and IBM Sales Order Number associated with your order. The person who placed the order will have both pieces of information in the IBM Proof of Entitlement (PoE) certificate they received from IBM by email or hardcopy at the time of the purchase.

6.     Once you are added as a member, you will receive a welcome email with your temporary password.

7.     Log into the License Key Center using your password. Note that the first time you log into the License Key Center you will be asked to change your temporary password.


Generating your license key
The Rational licensing support site at http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/support/licensing has a Quick Start Guide that will step you through the license key generation process.

Installing your license key
Once you generate your license key, the License Key Center will display installation instructions for the key. Converting a trial (or evaluation) version of the product to the permanent production version is as simple as installing the key once you generate it from the License Key Center. You do not need to uninstall or reinstall the product.

Getting Help
Please contact IBM Rational Licensing Support in your area if you have questions or problems obtaining a license key for your product at http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/support

Eclipse Support

3.        How do I – get IBM Rational Elite Support for Eclipse

Brief overview of the new Eclipse support offering from IBM Rational.

 

IBM® Rational® Elite Support for Eclipse provides world-class technical support for Eclipse™, the open source development environment from the Eclipse Foundation. It provides the support needed to confidently develop in the Eclipse environment.

This offering includes support for the Eclipse Platform, including the Java™ Development Toolkit (JDT) and its Plug-in Development Environment (PDE).

Support will also be provided for the following projects and frameworks associated with the Eclipse platform:


Key benefits of choosing IBM Rational Elite Support for Eclipse include:


Additional links

4.        How do I – understand cross-product shared environments (shell sharing) information about IBM Software

Shared environment (also known as shell-share): When multiple products are installed within the same package group, the offerings share their set of common and compatible features (for example, Eclipse 3.2) that are installed by the IBM Installation Manager (IIM). Since these features are shared between the products, updating them through the IIM for one product updates them for all the products. Therefore, updates are allowed or restricted by the dependency requirements set out by each product. An indication of shell-sharing is that when running one of the products, the user interface and features contributed by the other products are also visible.

Coexistence: When two products are installed in different package groups, they do not share the same resources. A user can choose to install products in different package groups for many reasons: the products may have the ability to share resources, but there is a need to keep them separate, or the two products that cannot share resources (such as an Eclipse 3.2 and an Eclipse 3.3 based product will not be able to shell-share). In coexistence, each product independently updates all of its own features through the IIM. Additionally, you only will see the user interface and features contributed by the product launched, and not those of any of the other products.

Extensions: Product extensions are installed by the IIM, and deliver features without delivering the complete stand-alone environment. Instead, they require an existing product to be present to fulfill its dependencies. Because product extensions share dependencies with their prerequisite products, they can only be installed into the same package group.

There are other product extensions that are not installed by the IIM. These extensions have the same requirements around sharing and controlling common dependencies, but since they are not managed through the IIM, the user must be aware of compatibility between underlying product updates and the extensions.

Eclipse 3.2 based products that can participate in a shared environment


Eclipse 3.2 based product extensions that are installed by the IIM and can share the same package group as an Eclipse 3.2 based product


Eclipse 3.2 RCP based products that cannot shell share


Eclipse 3.3 based products that can coexist but not shell share with Eclipse 3.2 based products


Eclipse 3.3 based product extensions that are installed by the IIM and can share the same package group as an Eclipse 3.3 based product


Eclipse 3.4 based products that can participate in a shared environment


Eclipse 3.4 based product extensions that are installed by the IIM and can share the same package group as an Eclipse 3.4 based product

Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft® .NET v7.5.x.x

5.        How do I – understand the supported projects and platforms in the IBM Rational Elite Support for Eclipse offering

 Supported Projects and Operating Systems

Release Date = June 2006*

Project

Version

Supported OS

Eclipse SDK including:

Java Development Toolkit (JDT)
Plug-in Development Environment (PDE)

3.2.x

Microsoft®
Windows® 2000 Advanced Server x86-32 (SP4)
Windows 2000 Professional x86-32 (SP4)
Windows Server® 2000 x86-32 (SP4)
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition x86-32 (SP1)
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition x86-32 (SP1)
Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition x86-32
Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition x86-32
Windows XP Professional x64 (SP2)
Windows XP Professional x86-32 (SP1,SP2)

Linux®
Red Hat Desktop 4.0 x86-32 (Updates 1,2)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0 AS/ES x86-32 (Updates 1, 2, 3, 4)
SUSE Linux (SLES) 9.0 Enterprise Server x86-32 (SP1, 2, 3, 4)
SUSE Linux (SLES) 10.0 Enterprise Server x86-32

Test and Performance Tools Platform (TPTP)

4.2.x

Graphical Editor Framework (GEF)

3.2.x

Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF)

2.2.x

Web Tools Platform (WTP)

1.5.x


*IBM will provide support for 2 years from the date of release at Eclipse.org.


Supported Projects and Operating Systems

Release Date = June 2007*

Project

Version

Supported OS

Eclipse SDK including:

Java Development Toolkit (JDT)
Plug-in Development Environment (PDE)

3.3.x

Microsoft
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition x86-32 (SP1)
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition x86-32 (SP1)
Windows XP Professional x64 (SP2)
Windows XP Professional x86-32 (SP1,SP2)
Windows Vista™ x86-32

Linux
Red Hat Desktop 4.0 x86-32 (Updates 1,2)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0 AS/ES x86-32 (Updates 1, 2, 3, 4)
SUSE Linux (SLES) 9.0 Enterprise Server x86-32 (SP1, 2, 3, 4)
SUSE Linux (SLES) 10.0 Enterprise Server x86-32

Test and Performance Tools Platform (TPTP)

4.4.x

Graphical Editor Framework (GEF)

3.3.x

Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF)

2.3.x

Web Tools Platform (WTP)

2.0.x

Data Tools Platform

1.5.x


*IBM will provide support for 2 years from the date of release at Eclipse.org.

 

 

Supported Java Runtime Environments

IBM supports the IBM JRE

IBM supports the SUN® 1.4 and 1.5 JREs


For more details on the Support Policy for the Elite Support for Eclipse offering, please refer to the Support Handbook.

VMWare Support

6.        How do I – understand the Rational Support Policy Addendum for VMware support

Problem

This technote outlines the support policy for IBM® Rational® ClearCase®, Rational ClearQuest® and Rational RequisitePro® running on VMware® images.

 

Solution

About VMware

VMware is a third-party software product that provides a hypervisor environment.

This environment enables multiple Intel operating systems (for example, Microsoft® Windows® and Linux®) to execute concurrently on the same physical (Intel®/x86 based) machine.

VMware itself is transparent to the "guest" operating systems and the applications or middleware which operate above those operating systems.

 

Review the Official IBM Software Group policy for support of VMware.

Below is an addendum to the official policy that outlines the support specific questions around ClearCase, ClearQuest and RequisitePro.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about VMware and Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest:

Note: So long as the version of the operating system installed on the VMware application is one to which ClearCase and ClearQuest is supported, VMware is supported.

IBM Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest provides support for the operating systems listed in


Note: IBM Rational ClearCase, ClearQuest and RequisitePro do not specify support for specific VMware products in these matrices because VMware itself provides transparency to the operating systems, applications, and middleware that operate above it to which we do support.

 

For example, any problems related to the UI (user interface) or command functionality can be treated as if it were occurring on the native operating system.

Any problem related to communication or performance or network functionality, IBM support under certain circumstances may have to rule out VMware as a component of the problem since VMware uses a virtual network adapter. If the problem can not be reproduced on the native file system, then IBM Rational will not fix or support those problems as it is VMware specific.

Note: A case by case determination will be made in deciding which defect will be filed and fixed by IBM Rational support.

 

VMware Workstation
IBM Rational has evaluated VMware Workstation and there are no known issues associated with virtualization of ClearCase and ClearQuest on VMware Workstation 5.

VMware GSX Server
IBM Rational has evaluated VMware GSX Server and there are no known issues associated with virtualization of ClearCase and ClearQuest on VMware GSX Server 3.1.

VMware ESX Server
IBM Rational has evaluated VMware ESX Server and there are no known issues associated with virtualization of ClearCase and ClearQuest on VMware ESX Server 2.5.

 

1.     Administrators should closely manage these deployments by monitoring the utilization of resources within these shared subsystems.

2.     While there are benefits to consolidation of servers, running production databases like those used for ClearQuest and ClearCase on these shared configurations could lead to performance problems, application failures, or downtime as additional users or virtual machines are added over time.


There are a number whitepapers that should be consulted before considering virtual machine deployment for ClearCase and ClearQuest.

IBM Redbook: Server Consolidation with VMware ESX Server.
VMware Solutions White Papers

 

Request For Enhancement (RFE)

7.        How do I – understand the Rational 2007 Closed-loop Request for Enhancement (RFE) Process

In February 2007, IBM® Rational® Software launched a new global process to handle all client submitted RFEs for the following product: IBM Rational ClearCase®, IBM Rational ClearQuest®, IBM Rational Build Forge®, IBM Rational RequisitePro®, IBM Rational Application Developer (RAD), IBM Rational Portfolio Manager (RPM), IBM Rational Software Architect (RSA), IBM Rational Software Modeler (RSM), IBM Rational Performance Tester, IBM Rational Functional Tester, and IBM Rational Method Composer.

 

This was the result of a Rational brand priority to eliminate the “black hole” effect of previous RFE unresponsiveness.

Under the new process, Rational Software strives to evaluate and disposition (provide a final decision on delivery for) all Client RFEs within 90 days and provide a closed-loop response to the Client during that timeframe.

30 and 90 calendar day closed-loop response:

Rational Client Support (RCS) is expected to communicate an initial assessment or final disposition to the Client within 30 days of RFE submittal. If, at that time, the RFE is undergoing further review, RCS will communicate a final disposition within the next 60 days (90 days total).

Note: There may be additional communications anytime within this 90 day period. For example, more information may be needed from the Client to properly assess a given request.

Final disposition:

Within 90 calendar days, the Rational Software will provide a final decision on the Client RFE. The two possible decisions are as follows:



FAQ:

Q: Does this affect RFEs filed before February, 2007?
A: No, most RFEs submitted before February 5, 2007 will not be evaluated through this process. If you want your RFE to be evaluated by this process, you should work with Rational Client Support, who will assess whether it can be re-submitted.

Q: Does this affect RFEs for products not listed here?
A: This process only officially applies to the targeted products listed above.

Q: Does a PMR need to be opened with RCS to request a new feature?
A: Yes, RFEs will have a corresponding PMR during the evaluation process. For an RFE accepted as a new product feature, the PMR may continue to stay open and in a stand-by state.

Enterprise Deployment

8.        How do I – understand how 7.0.0.x and 7.0.1.x Rational Team products share common files

Will upgrading a certain IBM Rational 7.0.0.x or 7.0.1.x product also upgrade shared files for other Rational products as well?

 

Answer

These products, when installed on the same host, share a common directory:

 

Therefore, they must be at the same version in order to work properly. Failure to comply with a common version installed for each product on the same host will leave you in an unsupported configuration. This issue does not effect these releases of Rational PurifyPlus, Rational TestManager, Rational Robot, Rational Rose, and Rational Rose RealTime.

Note: This applies to any version change of the products, with the exception of an iFix update. Review techdoc 7008656 for more information regarding V.R.M.F terminology.

This means that when you upgrade one product, you must upgrade all to the equivalent release when on the same host.

For example:

 

Note: Starting with the 7.1.0 and 7.0.2 releases of these products, IBM Installation Manager is used for installation. This installation process enforces that the Rational Team products are installed at the same, compatible versions.

 

9.        How do I – understand the cross-product shared environments (shell sharing) information about IBM Software

Shared environment (also known as shell-share): When multiple Eclipse-based products are installed within the same package group, the offerings share their set of common and compatible features (for example, Eclipse 3.2) that are installed by the IBM Installation Manager (IIM). Since these features are shared between the products, updating them through the IIM for one product updates them for all the products. Therefore, updates are allowed or restricted by the dependency requirements set out by each product. An indication of shell-sharing is that when running one of the products, the user interface and features contributed by the other products are also visible.

Coexistence: When two products are installed in different package groups, they do not share the same resources. A user can choose to install products in different package groups for many reasons: the products may have the ability to share resources, but there is a need to keep them separate, or the two products that cannot share resources (for example, Eclipse 3.2 and Eclipse 3.3 based products will not be able to shell-share). In a coexistence scenario, each product independently updates all of its own features through the IIM. Additionally, you only see the user interface and features contributed by the product that is launched, and not those of any of the other products.

Extensions: Product extensions are installed by the IIM, and deliver features without delivering the complete stand-alone Eclipse environment. Instead, they require an existing product to be present to fulfill its dependencies. Because product extensions share dependencies with their prerequisite products, they can only be installed into the same package group.

There are other product extensions that are not installed by the IIM. These extensions have the same requirements around sharing and controlling common dependencies, but since they are not managed through the IIM, the user must be aware of compatibility between underlying product updates and the extensions.

Eclipse 3.2 based products that can participate in a shared environment


Eclipse 3.2 based product extensions that are installed by the IIM and can share the same package group as an Eclipse 3.2 based product


Eclipse 3.2 RCP based products that cannot shell share


Eclipse 3.3 based products that can coexist but not shell share with Eclipse 3.2 based products


Eclipse 3.3 based product extensions that are installed by the IIM and can share the same package group as an Eclipse 3.3 based product


Eclipse 3.4 based products that can participate in a shared environment


Eclipse 3.4 based product extensions that are installed by the IIM and can share the same package group as an Eclipse 3.4 based product


Additional Rational information on what is supported

 

Rational Professional Bundle Eclipse support information
Provides a list of supported Eclipse versions for SDP products


Eclipse and Rational Software Delivery Platform Architecture Management version 7.0.0.x product comparison
Provides a comparison of the features and functions of the Architecture Management family of products (Rational Software Modeler, Rational Systems Developer, Rational Application Developer, Rational Software Architect ) and Eclipse


Supported Rational integrations with IBM Rational Software Development Platform
Provides a list of the currently supported Rational product integrations with Rational Software Delivery Platform (SDP) v7.x products


ClearQuest CQTM Eclipse Plug-in matrix for Rational Products
This technote provides a matrix detailing the affect of applying the CQTM 2.0 package to ClearQuest, and the effect on integrated Rational products


Supported Source Control Management software for IBM Software Delivery Platform
Provides a list of supported source control management software for the SDP desktop products (v6 and v7)


Rational Software Development Platform ClearCase Client support
Summarizes which Rational Software Development tool has and integration with the Rational ClearCase product family on Microsoft Windows


System Requirements for the ClearCase Remote Client
Explains which versions of Eclipse™ are compatible for use with Rational ClearCase Remote Client (CCRC), both the plug-in version and the rich client platform (RCP) for Microsoft Windows, Linux® and UNIX®

10.     How do I – understand the Rational Product IPv6 compliance

Some of the Rational Products are affected by IPv6 while others are not.

Below is a list of products that do NOT support IPv6.

The following Rational Products currently do NOT support IPv6:

 

The following Rational Product DO support IPv6:

 

Additional public information can be found at:

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/info/ipv6/compliance.jsp#R

11.     How do I - Set up an Enterprise Deployment of the IBM Software Delivery Platform

Step by step guidance to set up enterprise deployment of the IBM® Software Delivery Platform (also known as the Rational® Software Development Platform, or SDP), or product plug-ins for the SDP.

 

Creating an Enterprise Repository

Note: This section assumes that IBM Package Utility has been already installed. If the Package Utility is not installed, install it by adding the following URL as a repository under File -> Preferences in Installation Manager. After adding the repository click Install Packages and continue through the wizard.

http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rationalsdp/v7/pu/110/zips/pu.installer.win32-1.1.0.zip

http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rationalsdp/v7/pu/110/zips/pu.installer.linux-1.1.0.zip

1.     Start Package Utility

2.     Click Copy Packages

3.     Select I will be downloading packages from IBM Web

4.     Click Next

5.     Click Open Repository...

6.     Click Browse...

7.     Navigate to disk1 of the products

8.     Click OK

9.     Repeat steps 4 - 8 for each product

10.  Select the repositories

11.  Click Next

12.  Accept the license agreement

13.  Click Next

14.  Click New...

15.  Create the location and click OK

16.  Click Next

17.  Click Copy

18.  Click Finish

Creating a Response File

1.     Click Start -> Run...

2.     Type cmd and click OK

3.     Navigate to the Eclipse folder of the IBM Installation Manager (IM) directory
Typically, this is
C:\Program Files\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse

4.     Run the following command:
launcher.bat -record responseFile.xml

5.     Click File -> Preferences...

6.     Click Add Repository...

7.     Enter the location of the Enterprise Repository and click OK

8.     Click Apply and OK

9.     Click Install Packages

10.  Select the offerings to be installed and click Next

11.  Accept the license agreement and click Next

12.  Select a package group for the installation and click Next

13.  Select the desired features and click Next

14.  Click Install

15.  Click Cancel and click Yes

16.  Click Finish

17.  Close Installation Manager
Note: The response file will only be created after IM has been closed

Creating an Enterprise Install Location

1.     Download the latest version of IM from
http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rationalsdp/v7/im/110/zips/im.installer.win32-1.1.0.zip

http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rationalsdp/v7/im/110/zips/im.installer.linux-1.1.0.zip

http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rationalsdp/v7/im/110/zips/im.installer.solaris-1.1.0.zip

2.     Extract the contents of the compressed file to \\server\share
Note: You will need to substitute the actual names of server and share in place of "server" and "share"

3.     Place the response file in the same location

4.     Open install.ini in a text editor

5.     Modify install.ini so it appears as the following:

[INSTALLER]
LOCATION=InstallerImage\Setup.exe

[MANAGER]
LOCATION_KEY=SOFTWARE\IBM\Installation Manager

VERSION=1.0.0
LAUNCHER=eclipse\launcher.exe
LAUNCHER_SILENT=eclipse\jre\bin\javaw.exe
ARG=-input
ARG=\\server\share\responsefile.xml

6.     Save changes


The following should appear at the top level of the location

·         install.exe

Double-clicking the install.exe will now install the version of IM downloaded and each offering specified in the response file.

12.     How do I – understand the Shared Rational 7.0 files updated in 7.0.x Software Development Platform - Team products

Whenever more than one of the following products is installed on a system, once one of them is upgraded to the 7.0.x releases, all the others must be upgraded to the equivalent version before using any of them.

·         IBM Rational ClearCase® and ClearCase LT®

·         IBM Rational ClearQuest®

·         IBM Rational ProjectConsole™

·         IBM Rational RequisitePro®

·         IBM Rational SoDA®

Note: This issue does not effect Rational Test Manager 7.0.x, Rational Robot 7.0.x, Rational Rose® 7.0.x and Rational Rose RealTime 7.0.x. For enhanced ClearQuest Test Manager (CQTM) integration with Rational Robot, Rational Robot does require at least the 7.0.0.1 Fix Pack.

 

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