5724-V10 IBM Rational Quality Manager V6.0

IBM Asia Pacific Sales Manual
Revised:  June 12, 2018.

Table of contents
TOC Link Product life cycle dates TOC Link Description
TOC Link Program number TOC Link Operating environment
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Planning information
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Publications

 
Product life cycle dates
Program NumberVRM Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
5724-V1006.00.062018/06/122018/06/15 - -
5724-V1006.00.052017/11/282017/12/04 - -
5724-V1006.00.042017/06/062017/06/06 - -
5724-V1006.00.032016/11/292016/12/05 - -
5724-V1006.00.012015/12/082015/12/14 - -
5724-V1006.00.002015/06/092015/06/26 - -
5724-V1005.00.022014/12/022014/12/05 - 2018/04/30
5724-V1005.00.012014/09/092014/09/09 - 2018/04/30
5724-V1005.00.002014/06/022014/06/02 - 2018/04/30
5724-V1004.00.062014/02/242014/02/28 2017/09/152017/09/30
5724-V1004.00.052013/12/032013/12/06 2017/09/152017/09/30
5724-V1004.00.042013/08/272013/08/30 2017/09/152017/09/30
5724-V1004.00.032013/06/032013/06/07 2017/09/152017/09/30
5724-V1004.00.012012/11/272012/11/27 2017/09/152017/09/30
5724-V1004.00.002012/06/042012/06/12 2017/09/152017/09/30
5724-V1003.00.012011/06/062011/06/14 2018/07/132016/09/30
5724-V1002.00.002009/07/212009/07/29 2015/04/302015/04/30
5724-V1001.00.012009/03/102009/03/10 2015/04/302015/04/30

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Program number
  • IBM Rational Quality Manager V6.0.6 (5724-V10)

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Abstract

Teams that create and evolve complex IT systems and mechanical- electrical-software products need modern tools and developments practices to overcome the challenges of increasing solution complexity, compliance, and cross-organization coordination and collaboration.

Rational Quality Manager is used by organizations of all sizes and levels of complexity to optimize organizational quality. With this product, an organization can introduce quality early in the application lifecycle and coordinate quality processes and teams throughout the lifecycle.
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Highlights

IBM Rational Quality Manager V5.0

Rational Quality Manager V5.0 supports quality professionals and test engineers when planning, defining, executing, and reporting on tests, verification, and validation of software and systems.

This release offers incremental improvements in the following areas:

  • Running manual tests offline
  • Manual test execution through the web UI
  • Efficiently reusing test artifacts by ensuring name uniqueness
  • Running multiple, automated tests in parallel

IBM Rational Quality Manager V4.0.6

This release offers incremental improvements in the following areas:

  • Improved test execution planning when using test suites
  • Advanced test parameterization through enumerated project execution variables
  • Enhanced traceability to test script steps

IBM Rational Quality Manager V4.0.5

IBM Rational Quality Manager V4.0.5 features include

  • Streamlined integration with Requirement Management tools
  • Advanced test organization of test artifacts thanks to improved test categories
  • Improved workflow of approving test artifacts
  • Enhanced control over long running test suites
  • Ability to restore from trash view

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Description

Rational Quality Manager V6.0.6:

Traceability links between test artifacts and architecture elements

Users of Rational Quality Manager can now create and remove links from test cases to architecture elements exposed by the Rhapsody Model Manager web interface either from the new Architecture Element Links section in the Test Case Editor or from the new Validates Architecture Elements column in the Test Case table. Note that those same traceability links can also be created from the Rhapsody Model Manager web interface and the Rhapsody Client.

Visual indicators of link direction and storage

Link direction icons for links from test artifacts to requirements and tasks are now displayed in Rational Quality Manager in the following UI:

  • Editor sections
  • Related information sections
  • List view column headers
  • Link action labels

Those icons indicate whether the links are outgoing or incoming. Links between artifacts in different applications are stored in only one of the application. Links are stored with the source artifacts.

Tests builder (Technical preview)

A new UI is available to quickly edit the test cases that are associated with a test plan.

The test cases are displayed in a table format that enables users to edit directly the test case attributes without having to open the dedicated test case editor for each test case.

For each cell in the table, an in-place specialized editor for that test case attribute is available, including for rich text sections.

The type-ahead search bar enables users to quickly add existing test cases to the test plan. Users can easily create new test cases in the test plan by typing in the test case summary and then editing or coping and pasting the other test case attributes.

Rational Quality Manager V6.0.5

In Rational Quality Manager, the email notification capability has been extended to execution records and execution schedules in addition to the existing support for review and approval. Users can now subscribe themselves or other users to test case execution records, test suite execution records, and execution schedules to receive notifications when specific conditions occur. Each user can define in the preferences which events will generate an email, such as the modification of the owner of an execution record or the completion of an execution with a failed status.

The number of steps of manual test scripts is now shown in a step count column within the test case and test case execution record and test script table views to help with test execution planning. In the test case execution record table view, additional columns display the step count for each execution status such as pass, failed, and so forth. Additionally, a new dashboard widget shows the execution status by number of steps. This capability offers an alternative to using test case weight to track execution progress in a fine-grained way.

During the execution of manual tests, users now have the option to modify the description and expected result of script steps in the event they find that the script needs to be updated to complete an execution successfully. The modified script is saved as part of the test result. The original script stays unchanged. Later on, users can use the compare and merge capability to take into account the modified version of the script and update the original script if needed.

IBM Rational Quality Manager V6.0.3

Rational Quality Manager V6.0.3

In Rational Quality Manager, the manual test script editor now offers more customization options, which include the following:

  • Add informational steps that do not required a verdict at execution time.
  • Execute the steps in any order in a checklist-like mode.
  • Define custom step attributes to capture additional result details during the execution.
  • Manual test scripts can now look like the familiar spreadsheets or checklists.

Users now have the option to compare two artifacts, such as two test cases, and visualize the differences side by side, even for project area where configuration management is not enabled. From this view, you have the option to start a merge operation. This new capability helps test teams with a large number of similar artifacts, reuse and refactoring activities.

In this release,

  • An automation script can now be associated with a test suite. That single automation script runs once when the test suite is executed and creates a result for the test suite and for all the test cases included in that test suite.
  • A new type of custom category is available that you can use for all the test artifact types in a single configuration. You can modify categories in a single place and see changes reflected for all test artifact types.
  • For project areas where configuration management is enabled, Rational Quality Manager V6.0.3 provides the ability to visualize the version history of test artifacts in a graphical format that help users understand the parallel branches. From this tree-like view, users can select any specific version of an artifact and start a comparison or merge operation. Additionally, the configuration management process permissions are now more flexible and extensible to support different actions on streams and baselines. The Rational Quality Manager mobile application now supports connections to project areas that are enabled for configurations.

IBM Rational Quality Manager V5.0.2

Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management V5.0.2 delivers the combined capabilities of Version 5.0.2 of Rational Team Concert, Rational DOORS Next Generation, and Rational Quality Manager in one easy-to-install and easy-to-use product that enables continuous delivery with:

  • Stronger support and improved ease of use for Requirements manipulations
  • Easy, intuitive tracking and planning for Agile projects
  • Ability to visually manage and optimize multiple workflows with Kanban boards and taskboards
  • Easy-to-use Report Builder with graphical and multi-artifact traceability reports
  • Several usability and performance improvements
  • Better support for Audits and Compliance
  • Better integrations

The functionality that is offered with Collaborative Lifecycle Management V5.0.2 includes:

Stronger support for requirements manipulation while extending support for lifecycle integrations over disciplines and requirements projects

IBM Rational Quality Manager V5.0.2

Test Case Execution Record View and Query

You now have the ability to view and query against the build associated with the last result of Test Case Execution Records.

Duplicating Test artifacts without mapping categories

When duplicating artifact across project areas, an option to not map categories in Rational Quality Manager.

IBM Rational Quality Manager V5.0

Rational Quality Manager is a web-based, centralized, test- management solution for systems and IT decision makers and quality professionals. Rational Quality Manager is a collaborative and customizable solution for test planning, test construction and execution, work flow control, tracking, and metrics reporting that is capable of quantifying how project decisions and deliverables affect and align with business objectives.

Rational Quality Manager drives collaboration and productivity across the quality lifecycle, by enabling teams to seamlessly share information, to use automation to accelerate project schedules, and to report on project metrics for informed release decisions. With Rational Quality Manager, you can do the following:

  • Manage risk by prioritizing the features and functions to be tested based on their significance and the likelihood and impact of failure.
  • Assess your readiness for delivery with advanced reporting capabilities that address the concerns and needs of quality managers, business analysts, and release managers.
  • Take advantage of user-defined dashboards that provide at-a-glance access to the information most critical to your role.
  • Include better supported geographically distributed team communication in context with features such as event feeds, integrated chat, and automated traceability.
  • Accelerate manual testing using rich text, inline images, and assisted data entry and validation for precise test definition and execution.
  • Track, manage, and reserve physical and virtual test lab assets.

Platform support changes for Rational Quality Manager V5.0 and CLM V5.0

Rational Quality Manager V5.0 provides support for many platforms and there are many platform changes in this release that you may need to plan for.

For the latest CLM V5.0 platform support, see the System requirements section in our deployment wiki located at

https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Deployment/DeploymentInstallingUpgr adingAndMigrating

Support in Version 5.0

  • Windows 8.1
  • Internet Explorer 11 (in addition to IE 9 and IE 10)
  • DB2 V10.5: DB2 Workground Server Edition is now bundled with Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management, Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational DOORS Next Generation
  • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 is now bundled with Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management, Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational DOORS Next Generation
  • SQL Server 2012
  • z/OS 2.1
  • DB2 V11, for z/OS 2.1 (Client only)
  • MAC OSX and Safari latest versions

Some notable changes include the removal of support for:

  • Windows XP
  • IE8
  • DB2 9.7
  • WAS 7.0
  • RedHat 5
  • Oracle 10
  • SUSE 10
  • Windows Server 2008 (Note: 2008 R2 support is retained.)
  • Visual Studio 2005 and 2008

In some cases, such as IE8 support you would still use Rational Quality Manager V4.0.x to continue support.

Bundling IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition V10.5 significantly offers increased data protection, scalability, and performance for all its database-intensive operations which, based on DB2 technology, is designed to manage data more effectively and efficiently. Greater availability is delivered through enhancements such as online, automated database reorganization. In addition, the increased scalability and the ability to leverage the latest in server technology helps deliver increased performance of backup and recovery processes.

Rational Quality Manager V4.0.6

Bundling IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition V10.1 significantly offers increased data protection, scalability, and performance for all its database-intensive operations which, based on DB2 technology, is designed to manage data more effectively and efficiently. Greater availability is delivered through enhancements such as online, automated database reorganization. In addition, the increased scalability and the ability to leverage the latest in server technology helps deliver increased performance of backup and recovery processes.

Rational Quality Manager V4.0.5

Platform support for Rational Quality Manager V4.0.5

Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management V4.0.5 that includes Rational Quality Manager V4.0.5 provides support for:

  • Internet Explorer 10
  • FireFox 24ESR
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Traditional WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5

Translation information for IBM software can be found online

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/prodguid/v1r 0/clarity/index.jsp

Rational Quality Manager V4.0.3

Rational Quality Manager V4.0.3 introduces integration with the service virtualization capabilities of Rational Test Workbench and Rational Test Virtualization Server. By linking virtual components developed with Rational Test Workbench and deployed in Rational Test Virtualization Server with test execution records in Rational Quality Manager, testers can plan and control virtual components availability for testing and accelerate testing cycles. They also get a more comprehensive understanding of the test executions that involve virtual components by having the virtual components logs available directly in the test execution results.

Rational Quality Manager V4.0.3 offers options to customize and simplify the user interface to make it more relevant to end users via advanced customization support of artifact template and menu as well as additional support for cell editing in table views.

Keyword-driven testing is enhanced with multi-channel support in Rational Quality Manager V4.0.3. Subject-matter experts can define high-level, test scenarios with keywords independent from the underlying test script implementation. Subject-matter experts can focus on test scenarios and can reuse asset across multiple channels. Each keyword can have individual implementations based on the endpoint type. Test automation experts can influence built-in support for automating keywords on specific channels.

In Version 4.0.3, capabilities are added to duplicate and link test artifacts as a way to help with the need to support parallel development and configuration management.

Bundling DB2 Enterprise Server Edition V10.1 significantly offers increased data protection, scalability, and performance for all its database-intensive operations which, based on IBM DB2 technology, is designed to manage data more effectively and efficiently. Greater availability is delivered through enhancements such as online, automated database reorganization. In addition, the increased scalability and the ability to leverage the latest in server technology helps deliver increased performance of backup and recovery processes.

Translation information for IBM software can be found online

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/prodguid/v1r 0/clarity/index.jsp


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Operating environment

Hardware requirements

  • Disk space: 1 GB minimum
  • Display: Minimum of 1024 X 768 resolution
  • Memory: 2 GB minimum; 4 GB recommended

Software requirements

Application servers:

  • Apache Tomcat 7.0.32 and future fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server OEM Edition for z/OS, V7.0 fix pack 23and future fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V7.0 and future fix packs
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.1.1.1 and future fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server - Base V7.0.0.23 and future fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server - Express V7.0.0.23 and future fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V7.0.0.23 and future fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V7.0.0.23 and future fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server - Base V8.0.0.3 and future fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server - Express V8.0.0.3 and future fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.0.0.3 and future fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.0.0.3 and future fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server - Base V8.5 and future fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5 and future fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 and future fix packs

Databases:

  • IBM Derby SDK V10.8.1.2 and future fix packs
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition V9.7 and future fix packs
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition V9.7 and future fix packs
  • DB2 Express Edition V9.7 and future fix packs
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition V10.1 and future fix packs
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition V10.1 and future fix packs
  • DB2 Express Edition V10.1 and future fix packs
  • DB2 for i V7.1 and future fix packs
  • DB2 for i V6.1 and future fix packs
  • DB2 9 for z/OS, V9.1 and future fix packs
  • DB2 10 for z/OS, V10.1 and future fix packs
  • Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2008 SP1 and future fix packs
  • Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition 2008 SP1 and future fix packs
  • Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2008 R2 and future fix packs
  • Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition 2008 R2 and future fix packs
  • Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 2 10.2.0.1 and future fix packs
  • Oracle Database 10g Standard Edition Release 2 10.2.0.1 and future fix packs
  • Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 2 11.2.0.2 and future fix packs
  • Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition Release 2 11.2.0.2 and future fix packs
  • Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 2 10.2.0.1 and future fix packs
  • Oracle Database 10g Standard Edition Release 2 10.2.0.1 and future fix packs
  • Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 2 11.2.0.2 and future fix packs
  • Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition Release 2 11.2.0.2 and future fix packs
  • Oracle Real Application Clustering (Oracle 11g Release 2)

Eclipse:

  • IBM Eclipse SDK V3.6.2 and future fix packs
  • Eclipse SDK V4.2.2 and future fix packs (RTC Client only)

Web servers:

  • Apache Server 2.2.19 and future fix packs
  • IBM HTTP Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23and future fix packs
  • IBM HTTP Server V8.0 and future fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5
  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.0.0.3
  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V7.0 Fix Pack 23
  • Squid 3.0 for caching (see Using content caching proxies for Jazz Source Control)

Identity management:

  • Apache Directory Server 1.5.5 and future fix packs
  • IBM RACF for z/OS V1R11 and future fix packs
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server V6.3 and future fix packs
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2008
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2008 R2

Installer -- Capilano Components (IBM Installation Manager and IBM Packaging Utility) V1.6.3and future fix packs:

Java SDK:

  • IBM Java SDK V6.0.1.1 (J9 2.6) and future fix packs (for z/OS)
  • IBM Java SDK V6.0.13 and future fix packs
  • Sun Java SDK/JRE/JDK 6.0 Update 23 and future fix packs
  • IBM Java SDK/JRE V7.0 and future fix packs (Client only)
  • Oracle Java SDK/JRE/JDK 7.0 and future fix packs (Client only)

License Use Management -- Rational License Key Server V8.1.3.3 and future fix packs:

Runtime environment:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 SP1 and future fix packs
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and future fix packs
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and future fix packs
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and future fix packs
  • Rational Developer for Power Systems Software V8.0.3.2 and future fix packs

Web browsers:

  • Apple Safari 5.1 and future fix packs
  • Google Chrome 21 and future releases, mods and their fix packs
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 and future fix packs
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 and future fix packs
  • Mozilla Firefox ESR 17

Operating systems:

AIX:

  • AIX 7.1 Power System - Big Endian
  • AIX 6.1 Power System - Big Endian

IBMi:

  • IBM i 7.1 Power System - Big Endian
  • IBM i 6.1 Power System - Big Endian

Linux:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 6 x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 6 x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 6 x86-64
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 x86-64
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86-64
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11.0 x86-32
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 System z
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 Power System - Big Endian
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 6 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 Power System - Big Endian
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 System z
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11.0 x86-64

Mac OS:

  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 x86-64
  • OS X Lion 10.7 x86-64
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 x86-32

Solaris:

  • Solaris 11 SPARC
  • Solaris 10 SPARC

Windows:

  • Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition x86-64
  • Windows 7 Ultimate x86-32
  • Windows 8.1 Professional x86-64
  • Windows 8.1 Standard x86-64
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition x86-64
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise x86-64
  • Windows 7 Professional x86-32
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition x86-64
  • Windows 7 Professional x86-64
  • Windows 7 Enterprise x86-32
  • Windows 7 Enterprise x86-64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition x86-64
  • Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

z/OS:

  • z/OS 1.12 System z
  • z/OS 2.1 System z
  • z/OS 1.13 System z

For additional system requirements details, see

https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Deployment/CLMSystemRequirements405 406


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Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Not applicable
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center portal is located at

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