IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 126.96.36.199_iFix002 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 8.5.1.
|This section 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.|
|Click the link to view the detailed system requirements.|
|Click to review your product information center.|
|Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in the entire version family.|
Up to 5.35 GB of disk space is required to to install the fix pack. Your actual disk space requirements depend on the features that you installed and the maintenance version of the product that is currently installed.
If you optionally choose to download the fix pack compressed files, you require approximately 8.3 GB to store them and extract the contents.
Interim fix installation scenarios
There are two scenarios for installing the interim fix:
Installing the interim fix as an update
If IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 8.5 or later is already installed on your system, then refer to the following sections for details on installing the interim fix as an update:
Restrictions for installing the interim fix as an update:
(Optional) Changing the repository search preferences
When Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software is installed, the location of its update repository is automatically embedded in Installation Manager. For Installation Manager to search the default update repository, the preference Search the linked repositories during installation and updates on the Repositories preference page must be selected. This preference is selected by default.
To install the interim fix from a different repository location (for example, if you downloaded the installation files, or if the interim fix is available on a shared drive or HTTP or HTTPS server), you must add the repository location in Installation Manager.
To add a repository location:
Steps for installing the interim fix as an update
To find and install Interim fix 2 for Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 8.5.1 as an update:
Uninstalling the interim fix
You can revert to the previous version by using the rollback feature of Installation Manager. For instructions on uninstalling the product, see the topic Uninstalling packages in the product information center.
The rollback feature uninstalls the updated resources and reinstalls the resources from the previous version. You can only roll back one version level at a time.
When you roll back to an earlier version of a package, it will be restored with same features that were associated with that version; any features that you added after updating to Interim fix 2 for version 8.5.1 will be removed, and any features that you removed will be restored.
During the rollback process, Installation Manager must access files from the earlier version of the package. By default, these files are stored on your system when you install a package. If you changed the default setting or deleted the files by using the Remove Stored Files option on the Roll Back preferences page (File > Preferences > Rollback Files), Installation Manager will require access to your installation repository or media. If you installed the product from a repository, you must have listed in your Preferences (File > Preferences > Repositories) the repository from which you installed the previous version of the product. If you installed the product from disks or downloaded installation files, they must be available when you use the rollback feature.
Before you roll back Interim fix 2 for Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 8.5.1, complete the following steps:
To roll back an updated package, complete the following steps:
For additional instructions on uninstalling Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, see the Installation Guide or the Installation Manager online help.
The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.
You can download the update from Fix Central using either Download Director or HTTP.
- Click the link in the table below to access Fix Central.
- On the Select Fixes page, select Interim fix: 8.5.1iFix002-Rational-RAD-groupfixpack (IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 8.5.1 iFix002). Note: If you have Rational Application Developer Assembly and Deployment Features, instead select interim fix: 8.5.1-Rational-RADAD-ifix002 (IBM Rational Application Developer Assembly and Deploy version 8.5.1ifix002).
- Click Continue and follow the prompts to download the update.
How critical is this fix?
|This release is a interim fix release of of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 8.5.1. It contains 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
Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.
To learn about all the documented known problems and limitations in Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 8.5.1 and any workarounds or solutions that are available, review the content posted on the IBM Support Portal.
For information about new features and functions in Version 8.5.1, review the Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 8.5: new features and enhancements document
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What is Fix Central(FC)?
|Interim Fix 2 for V8.5.1||29 Apr 2013||English||1||FC|
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Problems (APARS) fixed