Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5.5.2 Release Information

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Abstract

IBM Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5.5.2 fix pack contains new features, enhancements, and fixes to the version 7.5 release.

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About this release

This fix pack includes new features, enhancements, and fixes to the version 7.5 release of Rational Software Modeler.

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New in this release

For information about new features and enhancements in this release, see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=2089&uid=swg27014041 .

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APARs fixed in this release

For information about APARs fixed in this release, see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=2089&uid=swg27013416.

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System requirements
The following sections describe the specific installation requirements for this fix pack.

For information about the hardware and software requirements for Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5, see the detailed system requirements document at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=2089&uid=swg21327398.


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Additional hardware requirements
There are no additional processor or memory requirements for installing this fix pack; however, there might be additional disk space requirements depending on whether you are installing the fix pack at the same time when you install Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5 or if you are installing the fix pack as an update:
  • If you are installing the fix pack at the same time when you install Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5, the disk space requirements are essentially the same as for version 7.5.
  • If you are installing the fix pack as an update, however, you might need up to an additional 1.25 GB of disk space. Your actual disk space requirements depend on the feature that you selected when you installed version 7.5 of the product.

If you choose to download the update as compressed files for local installation, you require approximately 4.15 GB to store and extract the compressed files.


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Additional software requirements

This section describes the additional software requirements for installing Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5.5.2.

  • Extending an existing Eclipse IDE
Eclipse 3.4.2 is required if you want to extend an Eclipse IDE that was already installed on your computer.
Important: If you plan to extend an existing Eclipse 3.4.2 IDE with the fix pack, you must first read the important information about the known issues and workarounds for extending an existing Eclipse 3.4.2 IDE at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21330122.
  • IBM Installation Manager requirement
Before you can install this fix pack, you must install IBM Installation Manager, Version 1.3.3. By default, if you update or install packages by using an earlier version of Installation Manager, IBM Installation Manager, Version 1.3.3 is installed on your computer automatically.
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Other requirements

Internet access is usually required because, by default, the update is located and installed by Installation Manager directly from the IBM update repository for Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5.


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Installation information

This section describes the specific installation instructions for this fix pack.

Important: After you install or update the product to the latest version, when you start the product for the first time it might take a longer amount of time than expected for the workbench to start. You must let the workbench start completely if it is the first time that you run it following an installation or update; do not end the start-up process before it completes. For details, see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21415648.

For information about deploying Rational Software Modeler in an enterprise environment, see the IBM Installation Manager Enterprise articles at http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r2/index.jsp.



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Fix pack installation methods

The following are two ways to install this fix pack:
  • If IBM Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5 is already installed on your system, you can install this fix pack as an update by using the Update Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager. For details, see Installing the fix pack as an update.
  • If you are installing IBM Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5.5.2, for the first time or if you are installing an additional instance of it, you can install this update at the same time when you install IBM Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5. For detail, see Installing the fix pack during an initial installation.

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Installing the fix pack as an update

If IBM Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5 is already installed on your system, you can install this update by using the Update Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager. See the following sections for details on installing the fix pack as an update:



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Restrictions to installing the fix pack as an update

  • Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5 must be installed.
  • The product and all other applications that were installed by using IBM Installation Manager cannot be running when you install this fix pack. Also, ensure that all browsers and other applications opened by Rational Software Modeler are closed.
  • You can install this fix pack by using the same user account or an ID with similar privileges, that you used to install the product.
  • If you installed the product from CDs or other media, they must be available when you use the update feature.

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(Optional) Changing the repository search preferences

When Rational Software Modeler 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 fix pack from a different repository location (for example, if the fix pack 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, complete the following steps:

  1. Start Installation Manager.
  2. On the Start page of Installation Manager, click File > Preferences, and then click Repositories. The Repositories page opens.
  3. On the Repositories page, click Add Repository.
  4. In the Add repository window, enter the Web address of the repository location or browse to it and enter a file path, and then click OK.
  5. Click OK to close the Preference page.


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Steps for installing the fix pack as an update

To find and install the fix pack as an update, complete the following steps:

  1. Start IBM Installation Manager.
  2. On the Start page of Installation Manager, click the Update button.
  3. If a new version of Installation Manager is found, you are prompted to confirm that you want to install it before you can continue. Click OK to proceed. Installation Manager automatically installs the new version, stops, restarts, and resumes.
  4. In the Update packages wizard, select the Installed Location for Rational Software Modeler and click Next. Installation Manager searches for updates in the Rational Software Modeler repository on the Web, as well as any repository locations that you entered. A progress indicator shows the search is taking place.
  5. By default, recommended updates are displayed and selected on the Update Package page. Ensure that you select Version 7.5.5.2 for Rational Software Modeler, then click Next.
  6. On the Licenses page, read the license agreements for the update. On the left side of the License page; click each item to display the license agreement text. If you agree to the terms for all of the license agreements, click I accept the terms of the license agreements and click Next.
  7. On the Summary page, review information displayed, then click Update. A progress indicator shows the percentage of the installation completed.
  8. When the update process completes, a message that confirms the success of the process is displayed near the top of the page. Click View log file to open the log file for the current session in a new window. You must close the Installation Log window to continue. To complete the installation process, click Finish.


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(Optional) Downloading the fix pack for local installations

By default, you do not need to download the compressed files that contain the update; the update is downloaded and installed by IBM Installation Manager directly from the IBM update repository.

If you choose to download the update for local installations, see the download document at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=2089&uid=swg24027846.

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Installing the fix pack during an initial installation

If you are installing Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5.5.2 for the first time or if you are installing an additional instance of it, you can install this update at the same time when you install version 7.5 by clicking Check for updates on the Install page of the Installing Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager.

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Uninstalling the fix pack

If you updated a previously installed version to version 7.5.5.2, you can revert to the previous version by using the rollback feature of Installation Manager.

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 upgrading to version 7.5.5.2 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 CDs or other media, they must be available when you use the rollback feature.

Before you roll back Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5.5.2, complete the following steps:

  1. Log in with a user account that has the same privileges as the account that was used to install the packages to be uninstalled.
  2. Close Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5.5.2 and any other applications that you installed by using Installation Manager.
  3. If any applications started by Rational Software Modeler are still open or running, such as a browser or WebSphere Application Server, close them.

To roll back an updated package, complete the following steps:
  1. Start IBM Installation Manager.
  2. On the Start page, click Roll Back button.
  3. In the Rollback wizard, from the Package Group Name list, select the package group that contains the packages that you want to roll back and click Next.
  4. Select the version of the package that you want to roll back to and click Next.
  5. Read the summary information and click Roll Back.

For additional instructions on uninstalling Rational Software Modeler, see the product information center at http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/rsmhelp/v7r5m0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.xtools.installation.rsm.doc/topics/t_uninstall_over_product.html or see the Installation Manager Information Center at href="http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r2/index.jsp .


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Known limitations, problems, and workarounds
Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base at http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/modeler/swmodeler/support/. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base will be updated and maintained with any new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

To learn about the new problems or limitations that were found in this update at the time of its release and any workarounds or solutions that are available, see http://www.ibm.com/support/search.wss?rs=2089&q=RN7.5.5.2&tc=SSCLKU&rankprofile=8.

To learn about all the documented known problems and limitations in Rational Software Modeler, Version 7.5.5.2 and any workarounds or solutions that are available, see http://www.ibm.com/support/search.wss?rs=2089&tc=SSCLKU&atrn=SWVersion&atrv=7.5.5.2&atrwcs=on&rankprofile=8&dc=DB500&DB600.


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IBM Rational Software Support
For FAQs, lists of known problems and fixes, and other support information, visit the product support page for Rational Software Modeler.

For product news, events, and other information, visit the product home page for Rational Software Modeler.

For contact information and guidelines or reference materials that you will need when you require support, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you will need to describe your problem. When describing a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:

  • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?

  • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?

  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?

  • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.



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Rational Software Modeler
General Information

Software version:

7.5.5.2

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:

7019677

Modified date:

2010-10-08

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