This document provides information about the download location, new features, problems fixed, and known issues for IBM® Rational® Automation Framework version 188.8.131.52.
This release is a full product download and includes the capability to update from versions 3.0 and 184.108.40.206.
Use Rational Automation Framework to automate the management of supported middleware products such as IBM WebSphere Application Server. The product includes a server that can be accessed from a command line interface, a web client, and optionally, an Eclipse client. From the server, run the supplied actions to install and configure software, and to deploy applications on one or more managed systems.
Note: Rational Automation Framework was formerly known as Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere.
You can install this release of Rational Automation Framework in the following ways:
To upgrade from Rational Automation Framework for Websphere releases 220.127.116.11 and earlier, you must first upgrade to Rational Automation Framework version 3.0, then upgrade to Rational Automation Framework version 18.104.22.168.
When you install this version or upgrade to it, a new instance of IBM Rational Build Forge® version 22.214.171.124 is also installed. For upgrades, it replaces the previous version (126.96.36.199). For information about Rational Build Forge version 188.8.131.52, see the release notes on jazz.net at https://jazz.net/downloads/rational-build-forge/releases/184.108.40.206?p=news
Important: If you are using Apache and have customized versions of the httpd.conf and php.ini files, then before you upgrade, back up these files. After the upgrade is complete, merge your customized files with the current files.
This release of Rational Automation Framework contains the following updates:
|Detailed System Requirements||Hardware and software requirements for framework server and for targets. Additional information appears in the Information Center.|
|Information Center||Browse or search online information related to the deployment, configuration, and usage of the product.|
For installation instructions:
- Review the install.html file in the installation package
- Refer to the installation guide in the Information Center (link provided below)
This section lists the download files and the problems solved in this release. Download files:
Download these files from Fix Central. The link takes you directly to the Rational Automation Framework page for this release.
You can also reach the page from the Fix Central home page by selecting Product Group = Rational and Product = Rational Automation Framework.
|File name||Description||File size|
|220.127.116.11-Rational-RAFPart1-FP0002.zip||Server package (1 of 2) - all platforms||1.7 GB|
|18.104.22.168-Rational-RAFPart2-FP0002.zip||Server package (2 of 2) - all platforms||1.5 GB|
|22.214.171.124-Rational-RAFClient-Windows-FP0002.zip||Client package for Windows systems||312 MB|
|126.96.36.199-Rational-RAFClient-Linux-FP0002.zip||Client package for Linux systems||286 MB|
|188.8.131.52-Rational-BFAgents-All-FP0002.zip||Rational Build Forge agents - all platforms||16 MB|
|PM56714||RAF Exception when importing applications in WAS 6.0|
|PM56972||was_common_configure_jms_destinations during import/compare mode defaults attribute CCSID=0|
|PM59665||Info Center should state how to silently upgrade, even if it is only referring to the silent install section.|
|PM59854||Eclipse UI throws CRWEB0001E Invalid value has been passed for the parameter '' when running Env Gen Wizard|
|PM60428||RAF EUI creating conditional control parameters with enclosing () resulting in incorrect logical result|
For FAQs and other support information, visit the
Rational Automation Framework Support page.
IBM Rational Software Support Communities
Helpful Hints For Obtaining Technical Assistance:
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Problems (APARS) fixed