This document describes how to download and install IBM Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality, Version 8.2.1.
IBM Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality is a tool for ensuring the quality of Web service based SOA applications.
Note: Rollback from version 8.2.1 to versions 22.214.171.124 or earlier is not supported. To work around this issue, install Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality, Version 126.96.36.199 before you install Version 8.2.1. Then you will be able to roll back from version 8.2.1 to version 188.8.131.52, and then roll back from version 184.108.40.206 to an earlier version of the product, if necessary.
Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality 8.2.1 includes these new features or enhancements:
- Improvements have been made to Web Services Description Language (WSDL) file handling to make it easier to store SOA tests in source-control management tools.
- GZIP content encoding is now supported.
- Verification points to validate server responses against an XML schema are now supported.
- URL binding information is now saved in the test log.
- Usability and logging improvements have been made to the generic service client.
|PM38141||Citrix performance test generation moves all comments to the top|
|PM39698||Support Policy for Performance Testing under Windows 2008 Server R2|
|PM45519||Correction Information Center article 'Percentile Report'|
|PM47718||MQ libraries cannot be found. Please refer to the online help.|
|PM48051||RST: Disconnect between the values in the WSDL.|
|PM50370||SOA test EMF/Data initialization is not thread safe.|
|PM27095||Citrix ICA file not exported to ITCAM and not exported as part of the test dependencies|
|PM36701||RPT handling of Set-Cookie without Path is different than IE's|
|PM37609||Re-ordering custom code args produces incorrect results|
|PM37661||Not able to change X Axis after setting to Time (Absolute)|
|PM51119||RPT hangs in running state while downloading files larger than 2GB|
|PM42026||Need a way to recover Test Log if playback hangs during Test Log transfer|
|PM48073||Double substitution corrupting Host header value in request|
|PM48915||RPT incorrectly parsing Set-Cookie with commas in value: preferences=TicketColumns=0,SortColumn1=1,SortOrder1= ...|
|PM49805||RPT playback reports "Driver
|PM50019||RPT test generation takes almost 40 times longer in RPT 220.127.116.11 vs 18.104.22.168 due to auto data correlation|
|PM50284||RPT checkout of VT license keys uses random user IDs|
|PM50903||Putting test assets under source control|
|PM53669||RPT reports NPE for Siebel Message Bar|
This release requires IBM Installation Manager, Version 1.4.4 or later.
Install the Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality 8.2.1 update using the Update wizard in IBM Installation Manager.
- Start the IBM Installation Manager.
- Click Update.
Support available for the help installation
The Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality help system is configured to use remote help, where an Internet connection is used to access help or to download and install help locally. To learn more about remote help, see Options for accessing help content.
Known problems are documented in the form of individual technotes in the Support knowledge base at http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/tester/service/support/. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.
The following links open customized queries of the live Support knowledge base:
Visit the IBM Support Portal for technical support.
Rational software support
Links to specific product support pages plus general topics such as downloads and product documentation are available from the IBM Rational software support main page.
Discuss your version 8.2.1 experience with the IBM professional community by either searching a "Overall product forum."
|Overall Product Forum|
Problems (APARS) fixed