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ITCAM4Tx : robotic RRT T6 integration with RPT and ARM

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Describe how the Robotic Response Time "T6" agent integrates with Rational Performance Tester (RPT) in order to playback RPT scripts, and produce response time and availability data in TEP portal.




RRT T6 agent launches RPT based script/test playback engine in a Java Virtual Machine JVM, and each unique RPT runtime version (associated to each script) will get a new JVM.

When tests/scripts are scheduled for playback, the scripts/tests get loaded into the JVM and go through the traditional playback process that would occur when a script is executed in RPT Workbench.

When the scripts/tests are getting played back, they report response time and availability data through ARM (Application Response Measurement) API calls and this data gets collected and processed by the RRT T6 agent.

The ARM calls for the scripts/tests are directly made by the RPT playback engine through various RPT plugins (core plugin as well as the individual script/test related plugins like Citrix, SAP, HTTP etc).

Once these response time and availability values are sent over, those get processed and persisted into the ITM "ODI" tables and gets presented through the TEP workspaces.

You may also find the following information useful:

  • The following link describes the information recorded by Rational Performance Tester and used by ITCAM for Transactions to calculate the values for Robotic Response Time workspaces and views displayed in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal.

    Robotic response times in Rational Performance Tester

Product Alias/Synonym

itcam itcam4tx itcamtransactions RPT rational performance tester

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions

Software version: 7.3, 7.4

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1498401

Modified date: 24 February 2015

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