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IBM Rational Changes and additions to product migrations with the v7.5 release of IBM Rational design and construction products.

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The IBM Rational September 2008 v7.5 design and construction products release introduced some packaging changes that resulted in changes to certain product entitlement migration paths, including those for IBM Rational Rose products.

Below you will find links to pages that describe various details of the migration paths as they are now defined. Readers who are interested in comparing this to how the paths were defined prior to the v7.5 release may consult the similar collection of pages found here:
Product migrations with the IBM Rational June 2006 Product Release

The packaging changes introduced as part of the v7.5 release are as follows.

 Withdrawn Introduced
 IBM Rational Systems Developer  IBM Rational Software Architect Standard Edition

Renamed To 
IBM Rational Software Architect  IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software

Impacts to owners of IBM Rational Systems Developer and IBM Rational Software Architect
The renaming of IBM Rational Software Architect to IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software has no impact to entitlements of customers who own the product.

Customers with entitlements to IBM Rational Systems Developer have an entitled (free) migration path to IBM Rational Software Architect Standard Edition. (Your next regular renewal notification will quote IBM Rational Software Architect Standard Edition instead of IBM Rational Systems Developer.) Product and maintenance pricing for IBM Rational Software Architect Standard Edition remain unchanged from IBM Rational Systems Developer. The work products of the two offerings (such as UML models) are fully interoperable (at versions 7.0.x and 7.5). The features and functions of the two offerings are consistent, with two exceptions:

1. IBM Rational Software Architect Standard Edition introduces capabilities for operational and deployment modeling based upon the new IBM Rational Deployment Architecture Platform. This is a platform for
• Capturing rich semantic representations of your technical infrastructure
• Creating best-practice templates describing your standard technology configurations
• Creating logical operational models that begin to describe the requirements for deploying applications under development.
 
This bridges the Development-Operations communication gap much more effectively than other mediums such as text documents and non-semantic diagrams. This in turn averts deployment failures and last-minute scrambles to reconfigure infrastructure and repackage, or even re-architect, applications. IBM Rational Systems Developer does not include any capabilities for working with these deployment models. This is new value that is being delivered to customers who own IBM Rational Systems Developer.

2. IBM Rational Systems Developer includes a capability to open business process models created with IBM WebSphere Business Modeler, and render them as UML Activity models. IBM Rational Software Architect Standard Edition does not include this capability. Customers who currently use this capability in Rational Systems Developer, but do not use capabilities of the product that are related to the C++ or CORBA languages, are encouraged to trade up to IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software which does include the business modeling integration but does not include support for C++ or CORBA. Customers who currently use both the business model integration capability and C++ or CORBA features are encouraged to trade up to IBM Rational Professional Bundle which includes both IBM Rational Software Architect Standard Edition and IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software. Those two products can be co-installed, and in that configuration they will provide a seamless user experience that matches and exceeds the full feature set of IBM Rational Systems Developer.

 

Impacts to owners of IBM Rational Rose products
 
The migration paths and mechanisms that were implemented in June 2006, when the "Rose XDE" family of products was withdrawn and replaced by the current "Rose only" family, are altered slightly as a consequence of the withdrawal of IBM Rational Systems Developer and its replacement by IBM Rational Software Architect Standard Edition.
 
Those mechanisms as introduced in 2006 were designed to let you separate the concerns of operational adoption of newer products, from the concerns of migrating your product entitlements The goal was to make things easier for you, by not requiring that you time the migration of your entitlements to match the way the replacement products are actually adopted by your development projects (in most cases replacement products are not adopted all at once but instead gradually over time, practitioner by practitioner).
Following are links to a number of resources that explain the mechanisms and IBM Rational Rose product family migrations as implemented subsequent to September 26, 2008. The following approach is recommended for reviewing the information:  
     1. Read the "Definitions" (PDF, 23.2KB)
     2. Read the "Anticipatory Access" page
     3. Read the procedural guidance for the Rose product(s) you hold enetitlements to:
          a. IBM Rational Rose Modeler
          b. IBM Rational Rose Developer for Java
          d. IBM Rational Rose Enterprise
          e. IBM Rational Rose Developer for Unix
     4. Consult "Rose Expected Lifetime" (pdf doc) if you have questions about the future of the Rose products

Previously Defined Migration Paths That Remain In Effect

To see the original details of how these paths were defined see:
 
To see how the original paths were altered as of the IBM Rational product releases in June 2006
 
 
With the IBM Rational November 2004 Product Release we introduced the following default/automatic migrations that remain in effect:
1. IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer migrates to IBM Rational Application Developer (default/automatic migration).
2. IBM Rational Functional Tester for Java and Web migrates to IBM Rational Functional Tester (default/automatic migration). The new IBM Rational Functional Tester product supports both Java and Visual Studio development, so "for Java and Web" was dropped from the name.


At that time we also introduced two on-request migrations which are slightly altered by the September 2008 release (these will not occur by default now or in the future). To request any of these migrations, please
contact an IBM Rational sales representative .
 
1. Customers who are current on maintenance for both IBM Rational Application Developer (or WebSphere Studio Application Developer ) plus Rational Rose Developer for Java may elect to migrate both of those licenses to one license of IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software. The possible migrations are:
(1) IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer user [or (1) IBM Rational Application Developer authorized user] + (1) IBM Rational Rose Developer for Java authorized user migrates to (1) IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software authorized user,
(2) IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer users [or (2) IBM Rational Application Developer authorized users] + (1) IBM Rational Rose Developer for Java floating user migrates to (1) IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software floating user, and
(1) IBM Rational Application Developer floating user + (1) IBM Rational Rose Developer for Java floating user migrates to (1) IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software floating user.
For example, a customer who has 8 per user licenses of IBM Rational Application Developer and 5 floating licenses of IBM Rational Rose Developer for Java may choose to migrate 4 of their IBM Rational Application Developer licenses and 2 of their IBM Rational Rose Developer for Java licenses to 2 licenses of IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software. When the migration is complete, the customer would have 4 per user licenses of IBM Rational Application Developer, 3 floating licenses of IBM Rational Rose Developer for Java (which can be migrated to IBM Rational Software Architect Standard Edition) , and 2 floating licenses of IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software.
 
2. Customers who are current on maintenance for both IBM Rational Application Developer (or WebSphere Studio Application Developer )and IBM Rational Rose Enterprise may elect to migrate both of those licenses to one license of IBM Rational Software Architect. The possible migrations are:
(1) IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer user [or (1) IBM Rational Application Developer authorized user] + (1) IBM Rational Rose Enterprise authorized user migrates to (1) IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software authorized user,
(2) IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer user [or (2) IBM Rational Application Developer authorized users] + (1) IBM Rational Rose Enterprise floating user migrates to (1) IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software floating user, and
(1) IBM Rational Application Developer floating user + (1) IBM Rational Rose Enterprise floating user migrates to (1) IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software floating user.
 
For example, a customer who has 8 per user licenses of IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer and 5 floating licenses of IBM Rational Rose Enterprise may choose to migrate 4 of their IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer licenses and 2 of their IBM Rational Rose Enterprise licenses to 2 licenses of IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software. When the migration is complete, the customer would have 4 per user licenses of IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer , 3 floating licenses of IBM Rational Rose Enterprise (which can be migrated to IBM Rational Software Architect Standard Edition), and 2 floating licenses of IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software.
 
3. Customers who are current on maintenance for IBM Rational Suite may elect to migrate to the combination of IBM Rational Team Unifying Platform and IBM Rational Professional Bundle. The possible migrations are:
(1) IBM Rational Suite authorized user migrates to (1) IBM Rational Team Unifying Platform authorized user plus (1) IBM Rational Professional Bundle authorized user.
(1) IBM Rational Suite floating user migrates to (1) IBM Rational Team Unifying Platform floating user plus (1) IBM Rational Professional Bundle floating user.
 
For example, a customer who has 5 floating licenses of IBM Rational Suite may choose to migrate 2 of these licenses to 2 floating licenses of IBM Rational Team Unifying Platform and 2 floating licenses of IBM Rational Professional Bundle. When the migration is complete, the customer will have 3 floating licenses of IBM Rational Suite, 2 floating licenses of IBM Rational Team Unifying Platform, and 2 floating licenses of IBM Rational Professional Bundle.
 
To request any of these three migrations, please contact your IBM Rational sales representative .

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