IBM Rational Synergy 7.1a helps your global, distributed development teams collaborate, in real-time, on a global delivery framework

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-437
November 3, 2009

 
 ENUS209-437.PDF (111KB)

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In today's global economy, innovation holds the key to survival and growth. Organizations are profiting from skills and capital arbitrage through distributed resources. To support these dispersed, collaborative teams, organizations need a unifying platform for maximized value creation.

IBM® Rational® Synergy provides that platform by bringing together global teams on a centralized platform for systems and software development. Together with its bottom-up support for achieving agility through task-based configuration management, advanced software configuration management and Component Based Development (CBD) capabilities, Synergy is the tool of choice for advanced software configuration management.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: AE001).


 
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IBM Rational Synergy V7.1a unifies your change, configuration, and software delivery platform, bringing your global, distributed development teams together. This release of Synergy is targeted for any customers who require Unicode Multilingual and Multiplatform support.

Synergy V7.1a is a software configuration management solution that helps your systems and software development teams collaborate, in real-time, on a global delivery framework. It accelerates the release and build management processes, with enhanced component-based design capabilities allowing organizations to handle complex release and product hierarchies thus driving efficiency and uniting distributed development teams.

Global organizations can now leverage a collaborative development process across the globe, with IBM Rational Synergy affording the necessary flexibility to adapt to ever changing business needs and giving visibility to all levels of the development process. The single repository means that it is no longer necessary to set up multiple servers and replicate, leading to less overhead, less operations costs, and reduced software configuration management complexity.

Team members are in constant sync with each other's progress and enforcing a collaborative developmental model becomes much simpler and more effective. With Synergy, organizations can control their critical software development requirements and support advanced systems delivery with the ability to work in a heavily distributed environment. Coupled with capabilities and features that rank among the best in the market, Synergy V7.1a, along with IBM Rational Change V5.21 is the tool of choice for software change and configuration management.

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IBM Rational Change V5.2 is a Web-based, fully integrated solution for Enterprise Change Management.

 
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  • November 6, 2009 (electronic software delivery)
  • November 13, 2009 (media and documentation)

 
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Global software and systems development platform

With IBM Rational Synergy V7.1a, you can manage globally distributed software development and delivery by providing access to a single repository from anywhere across the globe over the WAN, Synergy brings together all your development resources around a centralized platform. No more delays - only effective management, unparalleled visibility and improved performance.

IBM Rational Synergy V7.1a delivers high-quality software configuration management capabilities to support your complex development needs. They can now develop globally, and manage centrally.

Depending on the development model, organizations can complement the Centralized Global Driven development mode with a localized Distributed Configuration Management (DCM) environment.

Task-based configuration management

Benefit your process with an end-to-end, task-based change and configuration management environment.

Synergy task-based configuration management (TBCM) makes a major contribution to collaborative software development by capturing intent, automating tracking of file version changes and managing process and build assets at the work assignment, or IBM Rational Synergy task level. Instead of "update to the latest version," IBM Rational Synergy's control point allows you to update to the latest good set of completed work assignments. Synergy TBCM delivers these key benefits:

  • Visibility into in-progress work, avoiding unnecessary duplication of effort between developers
  • Clear understanding of why files have changed via their associated task information
  • Poor quality code that can be set aside until fixed without slowing down the development team
  • Testing that can match the changes present in the software and avoid costly test reruns

Advanced baselining and delivery

Deliveries and handoffs are critical components to your project's life cycle, and IBM Rational Synergy's baselining capabilities make meeting your project delivery and milestone goals quicker and more certain. IBM Rational Synergy baselines provide a clear understanding of what is in the delivery, leveraging a TBCM approach. It helps you gather and understand which change requests are partly or completely included in a baseline. As the project progresses baseline comparison allows you to monitor changes and enhancements in the application configuration.

Advanced CBD support

IBM Rational Synergy support for CBD helps companies eliminate duplication of effort, allows distributed teams to work together, and lowers the cost of development by:

  • Serving as a component repository where reusable software components are uniquely identified and versioned
  • Supporting a flexible process so that teams can collaborate closely on the development and use of components, or maintain formal separation between component developers and consumers
  • Facilitating use with components as building blocks to develop other systems; components can be combined from other components, and then reused as a unit.

Out of the box, IBM Rational Synergy enables software components to be published, reused, and distributed and provides a development process that is efficient and cost effective. Several teams can work towards the same high-level release, and at the same time they manage a hierarchy that includes different projects with different release values, and using Synergy they can make sure all team members can work with consistent results.

Advanced parallel development support for added collaboration

IBM Rational Synergy parallel development capabilities offer significant improvements over traditional approaches. Its versatile parallel development approach does away with the need for unnecessary file branching and merging.

Parallel development is often accommodated by creating version-control branches for each step in the development process. These branches usually apply to the whole code base and cause needless and confusing merges. By using branching and merging for code promotions, a clear understanding of the changes present in the software is lost.

IBM Rational Synergy parallel development offers significant improvement that approach. It works like a team naturally does, promoting code at the work assignment or task level. This avoids unnecessary file branching and merging and moves code promotion control to where the team naturally needs it.

Work assignment identifiers remain consistent even after code has been promoted to different releases. This facilitates assessing where a change has been promoted. Unlike a branch and merge approach, Synergy is not restricted to the number of places code can be promoted to; work assignments or tasks can be added to multiple release streams.

IBM Rational Synergy parallel development is backed by powerful conflict detection capabilities that find dependencies between promoted changes. This ensures that projects have a consistent and complete changes present in the code.

Reduced overhead and productivity for developers

IBM Rational Synergy increases developer productivity with an easy-to-use, task-based to-do list. The IBM Rational Synergy for Developers interface reduces a developer's management overhead.

  • Automated association maps developer source modifications to the tasks selected from their to-do lists, eliminating the need for manual record keeping.
  • Task-based check in eliminates individual file check ins, preventing future build problems caused when a file is not checked in or when the wrong file is checked in with manual file check in.
  • Intelligent conflict detection identifies inconsistencies caused by incomplete or conflicting sets of changes prior to the build, reducing time lost to failed builds.
  • Object associations let developers and build managers easily determine which objects have changed for a particular enhancement or fix. Full integration with IBM Rational Change extends the benefits of a task-based development environment to include a full, workflow-based change request management system.
  • By managing the flow of changes at the appropriate level (work assignment or Synergy Task), each participant gains unprecedented productivity benefits in day-to-day activities.

Tight integration with IBM Rational Change

Integrated Change Management and configuration management improve traceability, promote compliance, and reduce the cost of ownership.

Software, especially large and complex software, evolves over time. Organizations need a managed process to keep track of changes to user requirements that go into the finished product. IBM Rational Synergy is tightly integrated with IBM Rational Change to deliver a single view of your development status simultaneously with the changes affecting the application. When integrated with IBM Rational Change, IBM Rational Synergy enables software development tasks to be driven by change requests, providing developers with the full context for their work and project managers with visibility of the status of change requests through to their implementation and release in new software builds - thus supporting compliance checks.

Through deep integration of IBM Rational Synergy with IBM Rational Change, you gain an integrated view of change management and configuration management data, with a strong process engine and bi-directional workflow driving development. IBM Rational Synergy and IBM Rational Change share the same underlying repository, making information more visible, manageable, and available for up-to-date reporting and decision making.

Complete requirement-to-code traceability

Enable a complete requirements life-cycle change management and implementation process, building on a powerful IBM Rational Change, IBM Rational Synergy and IBM Rational DOORS2 integration:

Requirements life-cycle change management can help you solve some of your most critical business challenges. It enables complete impact assessment of a change throughout the system and enhances visibility across the development life cycle and provides the flexibility needed to implement any process for managing, tracking, and reporting on all proposed changes against critical requirements, links, requirements structures, specifications, test plans, and other information maintained in DOORS.

The IBM Rational DOORS-Change-Synergy integration brings complete roundtrip traceability from requirements to change requests to code with requirements-driven development. This interface reduces scope creep, streamlines development, and provides real-time visibility of the relationships between requirements and development activities.

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IBM Rational DOORS is the market and technology leader in requirements management.
  • Unifying your global, distributed development teams on a central configuration and release management platform to allow greater team flexibility. This increases productiveness and reduces costs by the following:
    • Working from another geographic region or working from home on a slow network is no longer a productivity problem.
    • Centralizing your configuration management servers for easy maintenance and low cost of operations
    • Reducing the need for complicated replication topologies and reduce the time for management. This frees up resources and provides for enhanced collaboration.
  • Gain unique visibility and control via an integrated view of change and configuration management artifacts.
    • Deliver a single repository solution for change and configuration management that offers higher degree of visibility into project health and progress, as well as traceability and validation.
    • Include reports and metrics that help you monitor development progress in real-time for decision making support.
    • Allow you to design and develop what you set out to build.
  • Build upon advanced capabilities with high-end SCM support for effectively managing your software assets, thereby reducing development times.

    Software reuse, product lines, component based development, parallel development, conflict detection, and so on. These are all properties of a high-end SCM solution that provides greater efficiency and effectiveness in managing your software development life cycle.

  • Coordinate software development around a single global repository and achieve the benefits of application lifecycle management (ALM) on a global scale. Greater cooperation and collaboration around a single, integrated, centralized repository
  • Simplify developer's daily lives by automating collaborative development activities. Lead to higher productivity, faster customer response times
  • Respond quickly to changing customer needs by innovatively executing complex development projects
    • Stay ahead of the market
    • Support the needs of advanced systems development

IBM Rational Synergy helps organizations manage complex software development projects. It helps decrease cost of development, reduce time-to-market, increase developer productivity, and support collaboration among globally dispersed teams. IBM Rational Synergy:

  • Enables organizations to coordinate all software development around a Single Configuration Management Repository, which allows them to achieve the benefits of ALM on a global scale
  • Enables organizations to control their critical software development requirements and support advanced systems delivery with the ability to work over a heavily distributed environment over a single central server
  • Enables a logical, incremental task-based approach to implementing software changes
  • Supports software componentry development, thereby encouraging reuse and reducing cost and speeding time to release
  • Provides advanced Baseline Management capabilities that help avoid duplication of effort and loss of quality
  • Improves productivity and communication to coordinate development efforts and to avoid duplication and the need for rework
  • Integrates with leading ALM tools, works within existing integrated development environments (IDEs), and provides tight integration with IBM Rational Change and IBM Rational DOORS
  • Supports productive parallel development, reducing merge times and eliminating the need for duplicate code bases, leading to higher quality and more predictability in releases

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

Rational Synergy is capable as of November 13, 2009 , when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following Web site

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Product description            Language        General availability date
 
IBM Rational Synergy           Multilingual    November 13, 2009
 V7.1.a                        (Japanese,
                                English)
Synergy & Change Suite         Multilingual    November 13, 2009
  V7.1.a                       (Japanese,
                                English)

 
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number     VRM       Program name
 
5724-X73   7.1.a     IBM Rational Synergy
5724-Y98   7.1.a     IBM Rational Synergy and Change Suite

 
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Hardware requirements

To run the Synergy V7.1 server with the IBM Informix® database:

  • A multi-processor or multi-core processor server class machine
  • 2 GB RAM for the Synergy server
  • 350 MB free disk space

IBM Rational Directory Server 5.0 must be installed and operational.

IBM Rational License Server 1.5 must be installed and operational.

To run IBM Rational Synergy V7.1 server with an Oracle database:

  • A multi-processor or multi-core processor server class machine
  • 4 GB RAM for the Synergy server
  • 350 MB free disk space

To run the Synergy V7.1 client:

  • A Windows® computer with a Pentium® II 500 MHz single processor (Recommended: Pentium III 733+ MHz), or a UNIX® computer with a 200 MHz single processor (recommended: 400+ MHz)
  • 256 MB memory (recommended: 512 MB)
  • 100 MB free disk space
Software requirements

To run the IBM Rational Synergy V7.1 server with the IBM Informix database, one of the following operating systems must be installed on your computer:

  • IBM AIX® V5.3 or V6.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 4 or 5 (32- or 64-bit)
  • Sparc Solaris 9 or 10
  • SUSE Linux 10 SP2 (32- and 64-bit) - Informix only
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard or Enterprise Edition (32- or 64-bit)
  • Windows XP Professional SP3 (for evaluation purposes only)
  • VMware ESX Server 3.5 running Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard or Enterprise Edition (32- or 64-bit)
  • Citrix XenApp 5 (updated from Presentation Server 4.5)

To run the IBM Rational Synergy V7.1 server with an Oracle database one of the following operating systems must be installed on your computer:

  • IBM AIX V5.3 or V6.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (32- or 64-bit)
  • Solaris 10

To run the IBM Rational Synergy V7.1 client one of the following operating systems must be installed on your computer:

  • IBM AIX V5.3 or V6.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5 (32- or 64-bit)
  • Solaris 9 or 10
  • Windows XP Professional SP3
  • Windows Vista Enterprise Edition SP1
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard or Enterprise Edition (32- or 64-bit)

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  • Internet Explorer 6 SP1 or 7.0 for Windows XP and Windows 2003 clients
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 for Windows Vista clients
  • Firefox 1.5 for IBM AIX clients
  • Firefox 2.0 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Solaris clients

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Licensed function title             Product group   Product category
 
IBM Rational Synergy                Software        Software
                                     Change and      Change and
                                     Configuration   Configuration
                                     Management      Management
IBM Rational Synergy and Change     Software        Software
 Suite                               Change and      Change and
                                     Configuration   Configuration
                                     Management      Management
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                                    number          description
 
IBM Rational Synergy                5724-X73        Per Floating User
IBM Rational Synergy                5724-X73        Per Authorized User
IBM Rational Synergy and Change     5724-Y98        Per Authorized User
 Suite                                            
IBM Rational Synergy and Change     5724-Y98        Per Floating User
 Suite                                            

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Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Rational Synergy and Change Suite

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                                                         number
 
IBM Rational Synergy and Change Suite
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Synergy & Change Suite Per Authorized User Initl FT      D0B1XLL
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Synergy & Change Suite Per Authorized User Lic + SW S&S  D0B16LL
 12 Mo
Synergy & Change Suite Per Authorized User SW S&S        D0B17LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
Synergy & Change Suite Per Authorized User Subsq FT      E07S2LL
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Synergy & Change Suite Per Floating User Annual SW S&S   E07RHLL
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Synergy & Change Suite Per Floating User Initl FT        D0B1WLL
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Synergy & Change Suite Per Floating User Lic + SW S&S    D0B0DLL
 12 Mo
Synergy & Change Suite Per Floating User SW S&S          D0B0ELL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
Synergy & Change Suite Per Floating User Subsq FT        E07S1LL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo

IBM Rational Synergy

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IBM Rational Synergy
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Ratl Synergy Auth User Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo                D09P9LL
Ratl Synergy Auth User SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo            D09HKLL
Ratl Synergy Auth User SubSq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo            E06Y7LL
Ratl Synergy Floating User Annual SW S&S Rnwl            E078JLL
Ratl Synergy Floating User Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo        D097ALL
Ratl Synergy Floating User Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo            D09PALL
Ratl Synergy Floating User SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo        D09HLLL
Ratl Synergy Floating User SubSq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo        E06Y8LL

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IBM Rational Synergy and Change Suite

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Rational Synergy and
 Change Suite
IBM Rational Synergy        Synergy & Change Suite Per  D0B18LL
 Authorized User             Authorized User Trade Up
                             Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Change         Synergy & Change Suite Per  D0B19LL
 Authorized User             Authorized User Trade Up
                             Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Competitive                 Synergy & Change Suite Per  D0B1ALL
                             Authorized User Trade Up
                             Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Competitive                 Synergy & Change Suite Per  D0B0ILL
                             Floating User Trade Up Lic
                             + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Synergy        Synergy & Change Suite Per  D0B0FLL
 Floating User               Floating User Trade Up Lic
                             + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Change         Synergy & Change Suite Per  D0B0GLL
 Floating User               Floating User Trade Up Lic
                             + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Synergy and    Synergy & Change Suite Per  D0B0HLL
 Change Authorized User      Floating User Trade Up Lic
                             + SW S&S 12 Mo

IBM Rational Synergy

 
IBM Rational Synergy
IBM Rational Synergy per    Ratl Synergy Floating User  D09SALL
 Authorized User             AU Trdup Lic + SW S&S 12
                             Mo

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Program name/description                                 Part
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Ratl Synergy V7.1.a
IBM Ratl Synergy for Asia V7.1.a Multiplatform           BT0B9ML
 Multilingual
Synergy & Change Suite V7.1.a
Synergy & Change Suite Other V7.1.a Mass Market Product  BTOBAML
 DVD Media Pack Mul

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.

Synergy & Change Suite V7.1.a

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Rational Synergy &      Synergy & Change Suite      BTOBAML
 Change Suite per            Other V7.1.a Mass Market
 Authorized User             Product DVD Media Pack Mul
IBM Rational Synergy &      Synergy & Change Suite      BTOBAML
 Change Suite per Floating   Other V7.1.a Mass Market
 User                        Product DVD Media Pack Mul

IBM Rational Synergy V7.1.a

 
IBM Rational Synergy per    IBM Ratl Synergy for Asia   BT0B9ML
 Authorized User             V7.1.a Multiplatform
                             Multilingual
IBM Rational Synergy per    IBM Ratl Synergy for Asia   BT0B9ML
 Floating User               V7.1.a Multiplatform
                             Multilingual

 
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Rational Synergy                          5724-X73   L-KHUY-7QMKGG

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IBM Rational Synergy and Change Suite       No
Rational Synergy                            Yes
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