IBM Rational Solution for Test Automation V10 delivers server-based capabilities for continuous testing

IBM United States Software Announcement 219-312
June 25, 2019

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Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
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At a glance

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IBM® Rational® Solution for Test Automation V10 helps to accelerate end-to-end testing of multichannel, interconnected applications with new features for service virtualization, performance, and UI testing.

An integral part of the DevOps solution space, Rational Test Workbench offerings enable continuous testing and faster software delivery across the enterprise. The offerings include:

  • IBM Rational Test Automation Server
  • IBM Rational Test Workbench
  • IBM Rational Performance Tester
  • IBM Rational Functional Tester
  • IBM Rational Integration Tester
  • IBM Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality
  • IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server
  • IBM Rational Performance Test Server


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Overview

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Rational Test Workbench V10 delivers Rational Test Automation Server as a new component which was previously available as a tech preview.

Rational Test Automation Server is a fully containerized (Docker) server component that enables users to bring together testing from each of the Test Workbench products under a single view. Test teams working to deliver functional, integration, and performance tests will benefit from a holistic view of test progress.

The new Overview panel offers Rational Test Automation Server users a quick, simple view on the state of testing for their projects.

Security is a key concern for IBM clients and Rational Test Automation Server brings a comprehensive, role-based access control scheme to the server with project owners able to assign specific users key permissions, for example managing test data or working with secrets such as passwords.

Server-based execution of tests is the starting point for Rational Test Automation Server. Version 10 brings container-driven execution of tests directly from the server, as well as connected agent technology to enable project owners to attach existing performance agents to the server for execution on the current infrastructure. For users of a project with the appropriate role, Rational Test Automation Server enables direct execution of tests from the browser using transient Docker containers.

Rational Test Automation Server provides the new home for capabilities that previously were hosted on Rational Test Control Panel. Reporting and resource monitoring have now moved to Rational Test Automation Server and gain a more direct relationship with the projects they relate to, as well as benefiting from the project level, role-based access controls.



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Key requirements

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Requires Capilano Components (IBM Installation Manager and IBM Packaging Utility) and fix packs.

For details, see the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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June 27, 2019



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Description

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The modern enterprise deploys applications and multichannel web experiences at a rapid cadence to reach new clients and business opportunities. These applications are connected to corporate systems through the use of a wide variety of front-end technologies, middleware, and integration platforms. IBM Solution for Test Automation helps to:

  • Ensure the integrity and quality of these client-reaching business processes
  • Save time and cost with an integrated quality platform supporting a process for continuous application delivery and DevOps

Rational Solution for Test Automation V10 includes the following offerings and capabilities:

Rational Test Workbench

Functional Tester

  • Enhanced test maintenance capabilities
  • Enhanced mobile device cloud integration
  • Enhanced report logging for DevOps tooling

Performance Tester

  • Java™ resource monitor
  • Enhanced report logging for DevOps tooling

Rational Test Automation Server

  • Docker-based distribution and installation
  • Role-based access and security
  • Project overview statistics
  • Execution of test cases from the server using Docker containers
  • Connected agents for existing performance agents

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Accessibility Compliance Report containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the Product accessibility information website.



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Reference information

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For more information about IBM Rational Solution for Test Automation V10, see Software Announcement 219-131, dated February 11, 2019.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5725-G79 10.0.0 IBM Rational Test Workbench
5725-G94 10.0.0 IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server
5725-G93 10.0.0 IBM Rational Performance Test Server
5724-J96 10.0.0 IBM Rational Performance Tester
5724-S34 10.0.0 IBM Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality
5724-G25 10.0.0 IBM Rational Functional Tester


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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Technical documentation can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.



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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of the lab-based software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends the reach of IBM Software Services through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. IBM provides the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

macOS

  • OS X El Capitan 10.11 x86-64
  • macOS Sierra 10.12 x86-64
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13 x86-64

AIX®

  • AIX 7.1 POWER® System - Big Endian (7.1 and later)

Linux®

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 6.8 x86-64 (6.8 and later)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 6.8 x86-64 (6.8 and later)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6.8 x86-64 (6.8 and later)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6.8 IBM z Systems® (6.8 and later)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 7.3 x86-64 (7.3 and later)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 7.3 x86-64 (7.3 and later)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 7.3 x86-64 (7.3 and later)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 7.3 IBM z Systems (7.3 and later)
  • Ubuntu LTS 16.04 x86-64
  • Ubuntu LTS 18.04 x86-64

Microsoft™ Windows™

  • Windows Enterprise 7 x86-64
  • Windows Professional 7 x86-64
  • Windows Enterprise 10 x86-64
  • Windows Professional 10 x86-64
  • Windows 2012 Server R2 x86-64
  • Windows 2016 Server x86-64

Mobile

  • Android 5
  • Android 6
  • Android 7
  • Android 8
  • Android 9
  • iOS 7
  • iOS 8
  • iOS 9
  • iOS 10
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You can also access the Service requests and PMRs tool for more support.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

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Charge metric

The charge metrics for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5725-G79 IBM Rational Test Workbench L-PASH-BAVNDF
5725-G94 IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server L-PASH-BAVNKP
5725-G93 IBM Rational Performance Test Server L-PASH-BAVNJN
5724-J96 IBM Rational Performance Tester L-PASH-BAVNG5
5724-S34 IBM Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality L-PASH-BAVNHL
5724-G25 IBM Rational Functional Tester L-PASH-BAVNEW

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Software Maintenance

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License Information number

The following License Information documents apply to the offerings in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5725-G79 IBM Rational Test Workbench L-PASH-BAVNDF
5725-G94 IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server L-PASH-BAVNKP
5725-G93 IBM Rational Performance Test Server L-PASH-BAVNJN
5724-J96 IBM Rational Performance Tester L-PASH-BAVNG5
5724-S34 IBM Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality L-PASH-BAVNHL
5724-G25 IBM Rational Functional Tester L-PASH-BAVNEW

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Support Guide.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Support Guide.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Channel Value Rewards. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.



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Order now

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