Rational RequisitePro Fix Pack 4 (7.1.4.4) for 7.1.4

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Abstract

IBM Rational RequisitePro 7.1.4.4 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 7.1.4 including all predecessor fixes.

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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.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

The Download package section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions 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
Document Description

Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.

IBM Knowledge Center provides an entry point to product documentation. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.

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.

Find technical developer content and resources.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites include:

Version of IBM Installation Manager required: IBM Installation Manager 1.7.1 or later.

Installation Instructions

Review the Installation and Upgrade Guide in the IBM Knowledge Center.

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.

For information on using WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server version 8.0 with this fix pack, see Installing WebSphere Application Server version 8 for RequisiteWeb version 7.1.3.1 or later or technote 1569987.

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 file from the update repository, extract it to a local server (creating a local repository), add that repository to Installation Manager in the computers on your network, and using 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 panel to stop the following services, which are designated as either version 7 or 8:
    • IBM HTTP Server - RationalSDLC
    • IBM WebSphere Application Server - 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\common\reqwebprofile\installedApps\dfltCell\ReqWeb.ear\ReqWeb.war\WEB-INF\classes

If you previously customized the Rational Web Platform for RequisiteWeb make copies of the config.txt, httpd.conf, ssl.conf and any other files you modified. After you finish upgrading the RequisiteWeb installation, restore the copy of your files to the folders they were previously located.

After upgrading, if you cannot open the RequisiteWeb help, you might need to recreate the cache as described in the technote Unable to open RequisiteWeb help after performing an update.

Option 1. Update online using a remote IBM repository

  1. Open the FTP link for the Rational RequisitePro repository for IM in the download package table in this document. The index page for the repository opens in your browser. Copy the URL that is shown in the browser address field.
  2. Open the IBM Installation Manager by selecting Start > All Programs > IBM Installation Manager > IBM Installation Manager.
  3. In Installation Manager, click File > Preferences and click Add Repository. Paste the URL to the update repository and click OK. Click OK to close the Preferences window.
  4. 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.
  5. Click OK at the prompt to restart the Installation Manager. Click Update.
  6. On the Update Packages page, select the package group IBM Rational SDLC and click Next.
  7. Select the fix pack release and click Next.
  8. If prompted, accept the license agreement and click Next.
  9. If prompted, select features you want to install and click Next.
  10. At the Review summary information page, click Update.
  11. When the update completes and you are informed that packages were installed successfully, click Finish to close the Update Packages windows.
  12. 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 the 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 > 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 the 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.

Download package

The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

Click the FC link below to obtain the release from Fix Central.


How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a maintenance release. It contains 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 regressions to report.

Problems solved

Defects resolved

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

Review the following list of known issues and open defects:

There are no known issues report.

Open defects

Review the following list of open defects for Rational RequisitePro on the IBM Support Portal.

Review technote 1461170: Open APARs for Rational products available on the Web for information on how to configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in following.

Change history

What's new

No new features or functions.

Click the link in the Download Options column:

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
ReqPro 7.1.4 fixes 24 Jun 2014 English 1 FC

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM81525, PM82529, PM82534, PM82988, PM86083, PM86462, PM92710, PM92708, PM90796, PM87095, PM97721, PM96648, PI08342, PI09759

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More support for:

Rational RequisitePro
Installation

Software version:

7.1.4.4

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

4037718

Modified date:

2014-06-24

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