Rational DOORS and DOORS Web Access 9.5

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Abstract

IBM Rational DOORS and DOORS Web Access 9.5 has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage website.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions 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.
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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 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.
The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page the to browse for additional information centers.
Click to review a complete list of the defects and Authorized Problem Analysis Reports (APARs) that are resolved in this release, including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family. A list of fixed APARs is also included at the bottom of this document in the section "Problems (APARs) fixed."

Prerequisites

No prerequisites required.

Installation Instructions

For information about installing the Rational DOORS client, database server, and Rational DOORS Web Access, review the Rational DOORS information center. When following the link to Passport Advantage below, there are a large number of components that are listed for Rational DOORS and Rational DOORS Next Generation. The following components are the only ones that are required for a basic installation of Rational DOORS and Rational DOORS Web Access:

  • Quick Start Guide - IBM Rational DOORS V9.5 Multiplatform Multilingual (CID8RML)
  • IBM Rational DOORS Web Access V9.5 Multiplatform Multilingual (CIEA7ML)
  • IBM Rational DOORs V9.5 Multiplatforms Multilingual (CIEA6ML)
  • IBM Rational License Key Server V8.1.3 for Windows Multilingual (CI90KML)
For information about installing Rational DOORS Next Generation, see the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management information center. The following components are required for a basic installation of Rational DOORS Next Generation:
  • IBM Rational DOORs Next Generation Server V4.0.1 Multiplatforms Multilingual (CIEA8ML)
  • IBM Rational DOORs Next Generation Clients V4.0.1 Multiplatforms Multilingual (CIF64ML)

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Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a service release of Rational DOORS and DOORS Web Access. It contains new features as well as 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

The following known problems and additional documentation are applicable to this release.

Technote
Description
1617035 Issue with displaying Layout DXL columns in Rational DOORS Web Access when using OSLC
1617040 Issue with upgrading the Rational DOORS database server if you have more than one instance of the database server on your computer
1617880 When upgrading to Rational DOORS version 9.5, use the same host name for the Rational Quality Manager integration
1616740 Issue with using TRS/LQE to track resources in Rational DOORS Web Access 9.5
1618189 Problem rendering links in hover text for OSLC integrations


Change history

Rational DOORS version 9.5 includes the following new capabilities and enhancements:

    • Rational DOORS integration with Rhapsody Design Management. Use this integration for the following requirements management activities:
      • Create traceability between requirements and design artifacts.
      • Use system engineering methods to augment requirements analysis and elaboration, decomposing requirements from one level of abstraction to the next.
    • Reports for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with Rational Insight using data from Rational DOORS. This release includes improved data collection for Rational Insight: Rational DOORS custom attributes are now included in the data warehouse.
    • New IBM Rational DOORS Kit for ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 to aid teams in the automotive industry to certify their development processes and tools. Rational DOORS version 9.5 can help organizations lower their risks and costs of complying with functional safety standards IEC 61508:2010 and ISO 26262:2011. This new kit contains a Rational DOORS Tool Validation Suite, a Rational DOORS template related to ISO 26262 for use in new projects or programs, a TÜV SÜD certificate and report to the certificate, and a Safety Manual with guidance on how to configure and use Rational DOORS in safety related development. This kit applies to Rational DOORS versions 9.4, 9.4.0.1 and 9.5. More information on this kit and other Rational Solutions for compliance to ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 can be found at http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/solutions/automotive/standards/functional-safety.html. Also, see the technote Rational DOORS kit for ISO 26262 and IEC 61508.

    The principal objective of Rational DOORS version 9.5 is to provide a release vehicle for Rational DOORS Next Generation version 4.0.1. The improvements in Rational DOORS version 9.5 are consistent with those of a fix pack, and customers using Rational DOORS version 9.4.0.1 are advised to upgrade to version 9.5.0.0 for the latest fixes.

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Helpful Hints For Obtaining Technical Assistance:

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  • 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
PM72128, PM69398, PM69480, PM74220, PM63512, PM69422, PM71049, PM73507, PM54798, PM55293, PM70939, PM70574, PM65623, PM66151, PM67827, PM65649, PK88669, PK89080, PK88679, PK90011, PK90015, PM67636, PM69406, PM69829, PM61657, PM68200, PM56875, PM68551, PM46823, PM65352, PM75080, PM76234, PM55030, PM53516, PM75841, PM50982, PM56297, PM65916, PM66286, PM71927, PM75075

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Rational DOORS
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Software version:

9.5

Operating system(s):

HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

4033257

Modified date:

2013-03-15

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