Rational RequisitePro Fix Pack 10 (7.1.2.10) for 7.1.2

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Abstract

IBM Rational RequisitePro 7.1.2.10 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 7.1.2 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 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.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
A description of the new features, known restrictions and links to other important information.
A detailed list of the supported hardware, operating systems and information related to IBM and third party software requirements.
A detailed list of the supported web browsers and web servers are supported by IBM Rational RequisitePro client for web (RequisiteWeb) 7.1.x.
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 (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Prerequisites

Installation Instructions

Before installing this fix pack, review the following technote for dependencies and installation requirements: Updating an IBM Rational Team 7.1.x, 7.0.3.x, or 7.0.2.x installation through IBM Installation Manager.

There are two options available for updating to this fix pack:

  • Option 1. You can use the Update feature in IBM Installation Manager to update the software from a remote IBM repository. This method requires a connection to the Internet on the computer performing the update.

  • Option 2. If you are behind a firewall or otherwise unable to use the online update mechanism, you can download the update repository, extract it to a local server (creating a local repository), add that repository to Installation Manager on computers on your network, and use the Update feature to perform the installation.

The steps for these options are described as Options 1 and 2, below.


Before beginning the upgrade, close Rational RequisitePro. If you are upgrading an installation with the Web components (RequisiteWeb), perform the following tasks:
  • Use your Windows Computer Management to stop the following services:
    • IBM HTTP Server 6.1 - RationalSDLC
    • IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.1 - RWP ReqWeb Servlet
  • Copy the catalog.txt file and store it elsewhere in your file system. By default, this file is located here:
    C:\Program Files\IBM\RationalSDLC\RequisitePro\ReqWeb\projects
  • If you previously specified an alternate installation location, copy the config.txt file and store it elsewhere in your file system. By default, this file is located here:
    C:\Program Files\IBM\RationalSDLC\profiles\profile2\installedApps\ DefaultNode\ReqWeb.ear\ReqWeb.war\WEB-INF\classes\
  • If you previously customized the Rational Web Platform for RequisiteWeb, as described in Configuring the IBM Rational Web Platform, make copies of the httpd.conf, ssl.conf files, and any other files you modified.

After you finish upgrading the RequisiteWeb installation, restore your copy of the catalog.txt and other backup files to the directories in which they were previously located.

Option 1. Update online using a remote IBM repository
  1. Open the IBM Installation Manager by selecting Start > All Programs > IBM Installation Manager > IBM Installation Manager.

  2. Click Update. The Installation Manager checks for updates. If a new version of Installation Manager is available, you must install it before you can continue the Rational RequisitePro installation. Click Yes at the prompt to update Installation Manager. If your Installation Manager is current, go to step 4.

  3. Click OK at the prompt to restart Installation Manager. Click Update.

  4. On the Update Packages page, select the package group IBM Rational SDLC and click Next.

  5. Select the fix pack release and click Next.

  6. If prompted, accept the license agreement and click Next.

  7. If prompted, select features you want to install and click Next.

  8. At the Review summary information page, click Update.

  9. When the update completes and you are informed that packages were installed successfully, click Finish to close the Update Packages windows.

  10. Close the IBM Installation Manager.


Option 2. Download the update repository and update locally
  1. Download the repository zip file from the download package table in this document.

  2. Extract files to a directory on a local server that you want to use as the update repository.

  3. On each computer that has Rational RequisitePro installed, start the IBM Installation Manager by selecting Start > All Programs > IBM Installation Manager > IBM Installation Manager.

  4. In Installation Manager, click File > Preferences and click Add Repository. Enter the path to the local update repository and click OK. Click OK to close the Preferences window.

  5. Click Update. The Installation Manager checks for updates. If a new version of Installation Manager is available, you must install it before you can continue the Rational RequisitePro installation. Click Yes at the prompt to update Installation Manager. If your Installation Manager is current, go to step 7.

  6. Click OK at the prompt to restart Installation Manager. Click Update.

  7. On the Update Packages page, select the package group IBM Rational SDLC and click Next.

  8. Select the fix pack release and click Next.

  9. If prompted, accept the license agreement and click Next.

  10. If prompted, select features you want to install and click Next.

  11. At the Review summary information page, click Update.

  12. When the update completes and you are informed that packages were installed successfully, click Finish to close the Update Packages windows.

  13. Close the IBM Installation Manager.


See the article Using IBM Installation Manager for Enterprise Deployment and the related Installation Manager documentation or contact Support for assistance.

For information on deploying Rational RequisitePro in an enterprise environment, see the IBM Installation Manager Enterprise articles.

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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 RequisitePro 7.1.2. 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

The following defects were not resolved in this release.

APAR
Description
RequisitePro changes text of wrong requirement when using trace tree view and lower left text pane
NullPointer errors when creating traceability views using an externally traced requirement in RequisiteWeb
Incorrect "no requirements match the view criteria" message shown in RequisiteWeb
Exporting requirements to MS Word 2010 generates a blank document in RequisitePro in German environment

Change history

This Version 7.1.2.10 release includes implementation of the following Request For Enhancements (RFEs).

Component RFE Headline
Security RATLC01344166 Ability to mask server name in the "Login Error Message"
Database RATLC01542028 SQL causing performance issues in RequisitePro. More information.
Security RATLC01543267 Ability to turn off auto-suspect in RequisiteWeb. More information.

Effective starting in a release of IBM Rational RequisitePro scheduled for the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), RequisitePro will no longer support BIRT reporting and Report Management components.


Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
7.1.2.10-RATL-RRP-WIN-FP10 20 Mar 2013 English 316992174 FC

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM76459, PM76576, PM78693

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Rational RequisitePro
Installation

Software version:

7.1.2.10

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

4034502

Modified date:

2013-04-01

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