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Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software 9.0

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IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software 9.0 has been made generally available and contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported defects.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This document provides an overview on what is new in this release with descriptions of new features and enhancements.
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.
The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.
Information about the supplemental software included with the product.
Click the link for a detailed list of the files included with this product assembly on Passport Advantage Online website.
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.


Hardware and software requirements

For information about hardware and software requirements for installing the product, see the system requirements report website.

Disk space requirements
You need the following disk space to store and extract the electronic parts, and install Rational Software, Version 9.0:

Platforms Disk space required for compressed files Disk space required for extracted files Disk space required for installation
Windows, Linux, OS X 5.6 GB 7.1 GB 13 GB

Extracting the compressed files
Extract all compressed files into the same directory.

Installation Instructions

See the Installing Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software section of the information center for details.

If you use FLEXlm floating or token licenses for your product and chargeable components, you must upgrade your license key server to Rational License Key Server, Version 8.1.2, or later, before installing the product.

Rational License Key Server, Version 8.1.2, or later, can used with earlier versions of the product.

For information about how to upgrade from v7.1.x or an earlier Rational License Key Server to v8.1.2, or later, see

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Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a service release of Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software. It contains new features and enhancements 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

Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base will be updated and maintained with any new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

To learn about the new problems or limitations that were found in this version at the time of its release and any workarounds or solutions that are available, see IBM Support Portal.

The following defects were not resolved in this release.

APAR Description
PM56184 Popup warnings like: "The license key for this product will expire in..." breaks automatic script.
PM64342 After performing an automatic merge, sequence diagram interaction use fragments may overlap each other.
PM68269 DFT select (none) as attribute multiplicity but '1' shown in the property view leading different code style generated
PM69757 The propagation of the TSAM output parameters is not working
PM74693 Transition lines sometimes not visible at certain zoom-levels
PM78476 Internal transitions created for OnEvent actions are not created their corresponding state
PM82495 Can't deal with fragmenting big things
PM83406 In V8.5.1, short-cut keys "Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+X" not work and report error
PM84070 In V8.0.4, analyze Topology for Automation Signature matches hangs
PM84094 Moving sequence diagram notes to the right causes the fill color to disappear
PM84497 OK button not accessible in "print diagram" dialog window
PM86270 Unreadable characters on printed class diagrams
PM86276 No warning on a Topology after the modification of a related UML diagram
PM87271 The left/center/right justification buttons in the appearance property tab of geometric shape does not have any effect.
PM87399 No unit links created or no UMLInteraction constraint violation reported when modifying a UML model used as constraint
PM87700 Connecting to proxy might result in the product crashing
PM88646 Some types are not properly generated after a xsd->UML->xsd reconciled transformation
PM89061 filters applied to discovered object search can't work properly
PM89062 Search Results in Importer not show all units in TADDM repository
PM89063 Added discovered units don't have correct captions
PM89249 Browsing for the type of an operation or attribute results in IllegalArgumentException
PM89730 Comparing with Local History for a inherited capsule fails and removes changes
PM89801 Rediscover units breaks topology and causes error in V8.5.1
PM89806 Storing reconciliation info within a unit means copying and pasting units across topologies retains relationship to invent
PM89807 Rediscover Unit change filtering not working
PM89836 Shortcut keys may stop responding intermittently
PM90054 Clicking on Accept All Non-Conflicting changes does not resolve all non-conflicting changes when there are no conflicts pre
PM90069 XMI Import fails with Import Error : Index=13, size=13
PM90072 NullPointerException in the logs and no messages created when creating a sequence diagram from an interaction
PM90174 Existing units are not added as childon added unit
PM90342 Attempts to perform model search for a BPMN model might result in OOME
PM90616 The Work Items Perspective is not visible if the product is co-installed
PM90750 Running a profile tooling project causes ports to disappear from class diagrams
PM90820 Rational ClearCase SCM Adapter duplicates add2src entry when using linked resources
PM90924 After importing a Rational Rose model, inequality symbols disappear from rich text documentation

Change history

Review the New features and enhancements document for a complete description of the new features and enhancements in the version 9.0 releases.

Technical support

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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?
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  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?
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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM60860, PM63354, PM67720, PM70990, PM72159, PM73110, PM73705, PM73860, PM74700, PM75072, PM75557, PM76441, PM76484, PM76551, PM76686, PM76757, PM77075, PM77291, PM77343, PM77426, PM78346, PM78436, PM78837, PM78932, PM79025, PM79071, PM79094, PM79672, PM80036, PM80212, PM80259, PM80357, PM80708, PM80781, PM80908, PM81142, PM81327, PM81371, PM81465, PM81513, PM81606, PM81639, PM81706, PM81716, PM81765, PM81867, PM81906, PM81941, PM82101, PM82196, PM82242, PM82263, PM82290, PM82505, PM82788, PM82849, PM83182, PM83344, PM83389, PM83434, PM83608, PM83617, PM83717, PM83722, PM83770, PM84167, PM84218, PM84243, PM84315, PM84317, PM84457, PM84486, PM84577, PM84742, PM84798, PM85072, PM85285, PM85391, PM85611, PM85649, PM85650, PM85670, PM85674, PM85842, PM85903, PM85904, PM85920, PM86158, PM86244, PM86249, PM86302, PM86388, PM86435, PM86438, PM86499, PM86540, PM86704, PM86719, PM86818, PM86884, PM86989, PM87091, PM87180, PM87265, PM87274, PM87522, PM87600, PM87704, PM87707, PM87732, PM87802, PM87903, PM87920, PM87984, PM88037, PM88063, PM88282, PM88285, PM88290, PM88468, PM88539, PM88777, PM89073, PM91009

Document information

More support for: Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software

Software version: 9.0

Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows

Reference #: 4034298

Modified date: 14 June 2013

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