Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality, Version 8.2.1

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Abstract

This document describes how to download and install IBM Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality, Version 8.2.1.

Download Description

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 8.2.0.5 or earlier is not supported. To work around this issue, install Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality, Version 8.2.0.6 before you install Version 8.2.1. Then you will be able to roll back from version 8.2.1 to version 8.2.0.6, and then roll back from version 8.2.0.6 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.

Fixed APARs contained in this release
APAR Headline
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 has reported a RUNFAIL status" when user added to Absolute group
PM50019 RPT test generation takes almost 40 times longer in RPT 8.2.0.5 vs 8.1.1.2 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

Prerequisites

This release requires IBM Installation Manager, Version 1.4.4 or later.

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System requirements English 1000

Installation Instructions


Install the Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality 8.2.1 update using the Update wizard in IBM Installation Manager.

  1. Start the IBM Installation Manager.
  2. 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

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:


Technical support

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.

Forums
Discuss your version 8.2.1 experience with the IBM professional community by either searching a "Overall product forum."

Overall Product Forum
Service Testing

Product Alias/Synonym

RST

Problems (APARS) fixed
PM27095, PM36701, PM37609, PM37661, PM38141, PM39698, PM42026, PM45519, PM47718, PM48051, PM48073, PM48915, PM49805, PM50019, PM50284, PM50370, PM50903, PM51119, PM53669

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Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality
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Software version:

8.2.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:

4030772

Modified date:

2012-01-10

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