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Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality Fix Pack 2 ( for 8.5

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Table of Contents
Sections Description

The Change history 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.

The Known side effects section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.

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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 include:

Version of Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality required: Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality 8.5.

Version of IBM Installation Manager required: IBM Installation Manager -

Installation Instructions

Review the installation guide:

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Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality Installation English 2100

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The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a maintenance release of Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality 8.5.0. It is recommended for customers who want to shell share Rational Service Tester with the versions of either IBM Rational Performance Tester or the Rational Test Workbench Eclipse Client component of IBM Rational Test Workbench.

Test Results


Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known issues to report.

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 client reported defects were not resolved in this release:

Review the following list of open defects.

APAR Description
PM75508 [Citrix Extension] OCR does not work on 2008 R2
PM91459 RPT's Search (Ctrl-H) fails for Test Log Search
PM92978 RPT Proxy recorder unable to record HTTPS sites when the browser uses NTLMv2 authenticated proxy server
PM93649 RPT playback hangs on 16th attempt to access page requiring digital certificate
PM94331 AMF-transformed POST causes "java.lang.Boolean cannot be cast to [Ljava.lang.Object" response from server
PM94414 RPT Test Editor takes a very long time to show Search match in HTTP test with large responses
PM94464 Protocol Data Viewer displays message box about ActiveX control and freezes
PM94976 RPT 8.3 fixpack 1 exit iteration on error not working correctly
PM95398 Problem specifying binary byte in Socket Receive regular expression
PM95627 Data Transformation (JsoAdapter) on Java Serialized Object throws an exception due to Invalid Content

Change history

What's new

There are no new features or functions in version This release is targeted solely for customers who want to shell share Rational Service Tester with the versions of either IBM Rational Performance Tester or the Rational Test Workbench Eclipse Client component of IBM Rational Test Workbench.

Click the link in the Download Options column:

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)?
Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality 24 Sep 2013 English 5879000 FC

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Document information

More support for: Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality

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Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 4035807

Modified date: 28 March 2014

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