Rational Performance Tester 8.5.1

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Abstract

IBM Rational Performance Tester 8.5.1 has been made generally available and contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

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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.

Supporting Documentation
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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

Prerequisites include:

Version of IBM Installation Manager required: IBM Installation Manager 1.7.

Installation Instructions

Review the installation guide:

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URL LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes)
Rational Performance Tester Agent Installation English 2100
Rational Performance Tester Installation English 2100

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Fix Central provides fixes and updates for your system's software, hardware, and operating system.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a service release of Rational Performance Tester. It contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Test Results

Definitions

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

Notes:
  • 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.



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Known side effects

The following client reported defects were not resolved in this release:

Review the following list of open defects.

APAR Description
PI05409 JBoss resource monitoring doesn't work with JBoss AS 7 or JBoss EAP 6.1
PI05728 NPE generated when using the XML Tree View with XSD schema validation engaged
PM96784 RPT8.5: Unable to add User Comments on a test report
PM97269 Command line argument not available to enter workspace master password for secure storage for UI Prompt provider
PM98364 Citrix wfica32.exe doesn't exit after VU completes in a schedule in long run mode
PM98977 RPT Resources graph counter selection deficient for ITM counters from multiple sources
PM94331 AMF-transformed POST causes "java.lang.Boolean cannot be cast to [Ljava.lang.Object" response from server
PI06118 Unhelpful error messages if RPT is started in workspace used by RFT

Change history

What's new

For information about the new features and enhancements in Rational Performance Tester 8.5.1, see Release Notes.

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Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
Rational Performance Tester 8.5.1 19 Nov 2013 English 589000900 FC

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM91459, PM92978, PM93649, PM94414, PM94464, PM94976, PM95398, PM95627, PM95730, PM96051, PM96236, PM96538, PM96650, PM96907, PM97559, PM97678, PM97700, PM98978, PM99187, PM99552, PI06846

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More support for:

Rational Performance Tester
Installation

Software version:

8.5.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #:

4036411

Modified date:

2014-03-07

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