Rational Performance Tester Fix Pack 4 (8.2.1.4) for 8.2.1

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Abstract

IBM Rational Performance Tester 8.2.1.4 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 8.2.1 including all predecessor fix packs.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release whith a description of any new functionality or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Click the link to navigate to the system requirement report page. To run the report, select your Product, Version and Operating System. 
Note: Choose the parent version of your product to see the system requirements for fix pack releases.
Click to browse for the version of your product information center available on the product information library page.
Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Prerequisites

Rational Performance Tester 8.2 must already be installed.

Installation Instructions

Install the Rational Performance Tester 8.2.1.4 update using the Update wizard in IBM Installation Manager.

  1. Start the IBM Installation Manager.
  2. Click Update.

Review the following information for more details on Upgrading to Rational Performance Tester 8.2.1.4

Support available for the help installation

The Rational Performance Tester help system is configured to use remote help, where an Internet connection is used to access help or to download and install help locally. If you do not have an Internet connection, see Installing help content from an archive file.

URL LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes)
Rational Performance Tester - Windows or Linux English 4200
Rational Performance Tester Agent - Windows or Linux English 4000
Rational Performance Tester Agent - AIX English 2300
Rational Performance Tester Agent - z/OS English 2100

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The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a maintenance release of Rational Performance Tester 8.2.1.4. It contains fixes for client reported and internally found defects.

Problems solved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known side effects

See the Known Problems section in the Rational Performance Tester information center.

Change history

IBM Rational Performance Tester 8.2.1.4 supports the Processor Value Unit (PVU) licensing capability available with the following newly introduced offerings:

IBM Rational Performance Test Server
IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server
IBM Rational Test Workbench

All of these offerings include either Rational Performance Tester or the Rational Performance Tester Agent. When you use any of these new offerings, Rational Performance Tester 8.2.1.4 utilizes PVU licensed agents to generate virtual user load without the need for Virtual Tester Pack licenses. This virtual user load is limited only by the capacity of the PVU licensed agents.

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
Rational Performance Tester 5 Jun 2012 English 150000000 FC

Technical support

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Helpful Hints For Obtaining Technical Assistance:

Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you need to describe the problem. When you describe a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:

  • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?
  • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?
  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?
  • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM58338, PM61467, PM61942, PM63176, PM63432, PM64037

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More support for:

Rational Performance Tester
Installation

Software version:

8.2.1.4

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

4032678

Modified date:

2012-06-22

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