IBM Rational Portfolio Manager and IBM Rational Method Composer enable organizations to maintain business alignment, process efficiency, and resource effectiveness

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-081
April 11, 2006

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

IBM Rational Portfolio Manager V7.0

  • Increased support for globally distributed teams and heterogeneous platforms.
  • Localization for all group one languages1 and Polish.

Rational Method Composer V7.0.1

  • Localization of the tool and selected Rational Unified Process content to the nine IBM group one languages.
  • Support for Linux platforms.
  • Improvements to process editing, the publication of processes and diagrams, guidance method elements, search, the display of contributing method elements, and export to Rational Portfolio Manager.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

Rational® Portfolio Manager V7.0 delivers an end-to-end multilingual solution designed to improve governance and increase the effectiveness of globally distributed teams by offering localization for all group one languages1 and Polish. The product also supports the IBM commitment to open systems and heterogeneous platforms by expanding platform support to include Oracle 9i and 10g on AIX® 5.2 and 64-bit support for DB2® and Oracle.

Rational Method Composer V7.0.1 is an updated version of Rational Method Composer, providing multilingual support, Linux™ support, and general enhancements to functionality. Rational Method Composer represents a major evolution of IBM's process solutions, which includes and extends the Rational Unified Process®. Built on top of Eclipse, Rational Method Composer adds new best practices to Rational Unified Process that leverage IBM's expertise in portfolio management, collaborative distributed development, and service oriented architectures.

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Group one languages include French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • April 13, 2006 (electronic software delivery)
  • April 21, 2006 (media and documentation)

 
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Description

IBM Rational Portfolio Manager V7.0

IBM Rational Portfolio Manager V7.0 delivers localization in all the group one languages and Polish. The product also offers extended database support for Oracle and DB2. IBM Rational Portfolio Manager V7.0 includes the following new features:

Localization to group one languages and Polish

Extended database support includes:

  • Oracle 9i on AIX 5.2
  • Oracle 10g on AIX 5.2
  • 64-bit support for:
    • DB2 8.1 on AIX 5.2
    • DB2 8.1 on Windows™
    • Oracle 9i on AIX, Solaris, and Linux
    • Oracle 10g on AIX, Solaris, and Linux

IBM Rational Method Composer V7.0.1

The major features added to IBM Rational Method Composer in the V7.0.1 release are localization of the tool and selected IBM Rational Unified Process content to the nine IBM group one languages and support for Linux platforms.

In addition, we have made the following changes:

  • Improved the layout of process pages in a published Web site
  • Improved the publication of diagrams
  • Made it easier to keep processes and method content in synchronization
  • Improved the way suppressed process elements appear in diagrams
  • Added support for structuring roles into teams in a process
  • Made it possible to customize what columns to display in the process editors
  • Added toolbar buttons in the process editor to move activities/tasks up or down
  • Allowed a guidance element to be associated with other guidance elements
  • Added a new guidance type for estimating considerations
  • Added "Contributes to..." information to all tabs in editors
  • Improved Rational Portfolio Manager export options — Export everything in a Work Breakdown Structure or just those elements with "IsPlanned = True"
  • Added the ability to export a process into Microsoft™ Project XML format
  • Allowed a template to have multiple file attachments
  • Added the ability to change the type of an activity in a process

Availability of national languages

Product description     Language               Availability date
 
Rational Portfolio      Multilingual           April 21, 2006
 Manager V7.0.0          (English
                         International,
                         French, Korean,
                         Chinese Simplified,
                         Spanish,
                         Portuguese-Brazilian,
                         German, Japanese,
                         Chinese Traditional,
                         Italian, Polish)
Ratl Method Composer    Multilingual           April 21, 2006
 V7.01                   (French, Korean,
                         Chinese Simplified,
                         Spanish,
                         Portuguese-Brazilian,
                         German, Japanese,
                         Chinese Traditional,
                         English U.S.,
                         Italian)

Trademarks

 
Rational, AIX, DB2, Rational Unified Process, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with these products.

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

News of many publications may be subscribed to via Mysupport.


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Rational® Portfolio Manager

Server requirements

  • Dual CPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 80 GB of disk space minimum
  • Network interface set to 1,000 Mbps

Middleware requirements

  • Single CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 5 GB of disk space

Client requirements

  • Pentium® III (Pentium IV recommended for power users)
  • 256 MB of memory minimum (512 MB recommended for power users)
  • 50 MB of disk space minimum (100 MB, or higher, recommended)
  • Internet access (56k modem or network connection)
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 768 x 16-bit color video resolution; high color or true color recommended
  • Network interface set to 1,000 Mbps
  • Microsoft™ mouse or compatible pointing device

Rational Method Composer

  • Intel® Pentium III 800 MHz or higher processor.
  • 768 MB RAM minimum. More memory is recommended as it improves responsiveness.

Disk space:

  • 650 MB to install IBM Rational Method Composer.
  • 1300 MB required in the TEMP directory during installation.

Software requirements

Rational Portfolio Manager

Server requirements

Database    Version                    Operating system
 
DB2(R)      V8.1 -- FP 7 and 9 (2)     Windows(TM) 2000
DB2         V8.1 -- FP 7 and 9 (2)     Windows 2003
DB2         V8.1 -- FP 7 and 9 (2)     AIX(R) 5.2 and AIX 5.3
DB2         V8.1 -- FP 7 and 9 (2)     Red Hat Linux(TM) V 3
DB2         V8.1 -- FP 7 and 9 (2)     SUSE Linux V9.1
DB2         V8.2                       AIX 5.2 and AIX 5.3
Oracle      V9i (3) and 10g            Windows 2000
Oracle      V9i (3) and 10g            Windows 2003
Oracle      V9i (3) and 10g            AIX 5.2 and AIX 5.3
Oracle      V9i (3) and 10g            Solaris 2.8 and
                                        Solaris 2.9
Oracle      V9i (3) and 10g            HP-UX B.11
Oracle      V9i (3) and 10g            Red Hat Linux V 3
Oracle      V9i (3) and 10g            SUSE Linux V9.1
2
For DB2 Express, IBM recommends no more than 25 users. DB2 Enterprise or DB2 Workgroup are recommended for optimal usage.
3
Enterprise Edition Release 9.2.0.1.0 production.
Application server support

Application server           Version
 
WebSphere(R)                 V5.1, V5.2, and V6.0
Apache Tomcat                V5.0
WebLogic                     V8.0
Oracle                       V9i AS

Application server support for Web services enablement

Application server           Version
WebSphere                    V5.2 and V6.0
Apache Tomcat                V5.0
Oracle Application Server    V9.4 and V10

Client requirements

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1®
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Server, Advanced Server (latest version)
  • Internet Explorer 6, or higher
  • Microsoft Project 2002 or 2003 for import/export capabilities

Rational Method Composer

The following software must be installed before you install IBM Rational Method Composer:

One of the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP Professional with Service Packs 1 and 2
  • Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4
  • Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • SUSE Linux SLES 9 SP3

One of the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 with Service Pack 1
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 with Service Pack 2
  • Mozilla 1.7.12
  • Firefox 1.0.7

Other requirements

Java™ Runtime Environment (JRE) is required only for viewing the published RUP® Web site (applet version).

  • Minimum SUN JRE 1.4.2, or later, is recommended.

Planning information

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

Packaging

1 CD — Rational Portfolio Manager (for installation with Windows servers)

1 CD — Rational Portfolio Manager (for installation with UNIX® servers)

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

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

Product information

                                                  Product
Licensed function title           Product group   category
 
IBM Rational Method Composer      Process and     Process and
                                   Portfolio       Portfolio
                                   Management      Management
IBM Rational Portfolio Mgr        Process and     Process and
                                   Portfolio       Portfolio
                                   Management      Management
IBM Rational Portfolio Mgr        Process and     Process and
 Console                           Portfolio       Portfolio
                                   Management      Management
IBM Rational Portfolio Mgr        Process and     Process and
 T & E                             Portfolio       Portfolio
                                   Management      Management
 
                                  PID        Charge unit
Program name                      number     description
 
IBM Rational Method Composer      5724-G52   Authorized
 
                                              User(s)
IBM Rational Portfolio Mgr        5724-J40   Authorized
                                              User(s)
IBM Rational Portfolio Mgr        5724-J40   Authorized
 Console                                      User(s)
IBM Rational Portfolio Mgr        5724-J40   Authorized
 T & E                                        User(s)

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized user

An authorized user (user) is one and only one individual, machine, program or device with a specific identity (ID) within or outside your enterprise.

A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) is evidence of your authorization to use a program and is required for each user accessing the program or any component, application, feature, function, or capability thereof, either directly or indirectly, through any means on behalf of the user in any manner.

The program may be installed on one or more computers, and accessed by multiple users provided that a user authorization has been obtained for each individual user.

  1. Users have unique specific identity and IDs cannot be shared.
  2. An ID may establish one or more connections and count as a single user.
  3. An ID may only be reassigned for the long-term replacement of personnel, machine, program, or device.

Passport Advantage program licenses

Rational Method Composer

                                              Part
Part description                              number
 
IBM Rational Method Composer
 
Ratl Method Composer Authorized               E013BLL
 User Annual SW Maint Rnwl
Ratl Method Composer Authorized               D532ILL
 User Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl Method Composer Authorized               D532JLL
 User SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo

Rational Portfolio Manager

                                              Part
Part description                              number
 
IBM Rational Portfolio Mgr T & E
 
Ratl Portfolio Mgr Time & Expense             E01CULL
 Auth Usr Annual SW Maint Rnwl
Ratl Portfolio Mgr Time & Expense             D5411LL
 Auth Usr Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl Portfolio Mgr Time & Expense             D5412LL
 Auth Usr SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl Portfolio Mgr Time & Expense             D54P8LL
 Comp Auth User Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo

Rational Portfolio Manager

                                              Part
Part description                              number
 
IBM Rational Portfolio Mgr
 
Ratl Port Mgr from Ratl Port Mgr              D54P9LL
 Console Auth User Trdup Lic+SW
 Maint 12 Mo
Ratl Portfolio Manager                        E01CSLL
 Authorized User Annual SW Maint Rnwl
Ratl Portfolio Manager                        D540XLL
 Authorized User Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl Portfolio Manager Authorized             D540YLL
 User SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl Portfolio Manager Competitive            D54P6LL
 Authorized User Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo

Rational Portfolio Manager

                                              Part
Part description                              number
 
IBM Rational Portfolio Mgr Console
 
Ratl Portfolio Manager Console                E01CTLL
 Authorized User Annual SW Maint Rnwl
Ratl Portfolio Manager Console                D540ZLL
 Authorized User Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl Portfolio Manager Console                D5410LL
 Authorized User SW Maint
 Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl Portfolio Mgr Console Competitive        D54P7LL
 Auth User Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                              Part
Program description                           number
 
Rational Portfolio Manager V7.0.0
 
Media Pack Multilingual (English              BT02IML
 International, French, Korean,
 Chinese Simplified, Spanish,
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German,
 Japanese, Chinese Traditional,
 Italian, Polish) Windows 2000, Windows
 Server 2003, AIX 5L™, V5, Other,
 Linux for x86Series Intel-based
 servers CD ROM Digital Disk --
 ISO 9660 Standard V7.0.0
 
Ratl Method Composer V7.0.1
 
Media Pack Multilingual (French, Korean,      BT02HML
 Chinese Simplified, Spanish,
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German,
 Japanese, Chinese — Traditional,
 English U.S., Italian) Windows 2000,
 SUSE Linux, Windows XP, Red Hat Linux CD
 ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard V7.0.1

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Ratl Method Composer V7.0.1

Entitled maintenance     Media packs                  Part
offerings description    description                  number
 
Rational Method          Ratl Method Composer         BT02HML
 Composer per             Multilingual (French,
 Authorized User          Korean, Chinese
                          Simplified, Spanish,
                          Portuguese-Brazilian,
                          German, Japanese,
                          Chinese Traditional,
                          English U.S., Italian)
                          Windows 2000, SUSE Linux,
                          Windows XP, Red Hat
                          Linux CD ROM Digital
                          Disk -- ISO 9660
                          Standard

Rational Portfolio Manager V7.0.0

Entitled maintenance     Media packs                  Part
offerings description    description                  number
 
IBM Rational             Rational Portfolio Manager   BT02IML
 Portfolio Manager        Multilingual (English
 Authorized User          International, French,
                          Korean, Chinese
                          Simplified, Spanish,
                          Portuguese-Brazilian,
                          German, Japanese,
                          Chinese Traditional,
                          Italian, Polish)
                          Windows 2000,
                          Windows Server 2003,
                          AIX 5L, V5, Other,
                          Linux for x86Series
                          Intel-based servers
                          CD ROM Digital Disk --
                          ISO 9660 Standard
 
IBM Rational             Rational Portfolio Manager   BT02IML
 Portfolio Manager        Multilingual (English
 Console Authorized       International, French,
 User                     Korean, Chinese
                          Simplified, Spanish,
                          Portuguese-Brazilian,
                          German, Japanese,
                          Chinese Traditional,
                          Italian, Polish)
                          Windows 2000,
                          Windows Server 2003,
                          AIX 5L, V5, Other,
                          Linux for x86Series
                          Intel-based servers
                          CD ROM Digital Disk --
                          ISO 9660 Standard
 
IBM Rational             Rational Portfolio Manager   BT02IML
 Portfolio Mgr Time       Multilingual (English
 and Expense              International, French,
 Authorized User          Korean, Chinese
                          Simplified, Spanish,
                          Portuguese-Brazilian,
                          German, Japanese,
                          Chinese Traditional,
                          Italian, Polish)
                          Windows 2000,
                          Windows Server 2003,
                          AIX 5L, V5, Other,
                          Linux for x86Series
                          Intel-based servers
                          CD ROM Digital Disk --
                          ISO 9660 Standard
 

Withdrawal of previous Passport Advantage part numbers: Effective May 11, 2006 , IBM will withdraw from marketing the following products licensed under the IPLA. A replacement product and availability date is listed if one is available.

                                                   Availability
Withdrawn product        Replacement product       date
 
Rational Portfolio Manager V6.0.0 (5724-J40)
 
Ratl Portfolio           Rational Portfolio        04/21/06
 Manager, V6.0            Manager Windows 2000,
 Multilingual Media       Windows Server 2003,
 Pack (BT01DML)           AIX 5L, V5, Oth (BT02IML)

Orders for these part numbers will not be accepted after the stated effective date of withdrawal, nor will normal marketing activities or educational support be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM.
 
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Terms and conditions

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

Licensing: IPLA. PoE 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 Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License information (LI) form numbers

                                Program       Form
Program name                    number        number
 
Rational Method Composer        5724-G52      L-DADM-6H9P6
Rational Portfolio Manager      5724-J40      L-KHUY-6LMTW

On or near the planned availability date, the LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program includes a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. For one year from acquisition of the program, this warranty provides the customer with access to databases containing program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund.

For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: Yes

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: Yes and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Software maintenance applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations.

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

While your Software Maintenance 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 via 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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance 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 this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No
 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner pricing information. An ID and password are required (use IBM ID).


 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
AIX 5L and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, Rational, DB2, AIX, WebSphere, SP1, RUP, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Pentium and Intel are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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