IBM Rational Rhapsody 8.0 has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage website.
|This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with 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.|
|Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.|
|Click for information about the migration of existing Rational Rhapsody projects to this version of the product.|
|Click to go to the information center for Rational Rhapsody. The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.|
|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.|
For step-by-step installation instructions, see the Installing Rational Rhapsody section in the information center.
Your existing license key for Rational Rhapsody runs through to your maintenance expiration date.
|Passport Advantage||Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express clients are required to sign in to download the software package.|
|IBM OEM software||IBM Software Group OEM offerings are designed for partners who develop and sell business solutions with embedded or bundled IBM middleware software. Clients with Flexible Contract Type (FCT) license purchases and IBM Business Partners must sign in to download the software package.|
How critical is this fix?
|This release is a service release of Rational Rhapsody 8.0. It contains new features as well as fixes for client reported and internally found defects.|
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
For a list of the defects (APARs) that are still open as of this release, see List of open defects (APARs) for Rational Rhapsody.
For information about the new features and enhancements in the Rational Rhapsody 8.0 release, see What's new in IBM Rational Rhapsody 8.0 and Rhapsody Design Manager 4.0.
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Problems (APARS) fixed
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