Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, v7.5.5.5 release information

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IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 7.5.5.5 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 earlier version 7.5 release of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software.






New in this release
For information on new features and enhancements in this release, see: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=2042&uid=swg27014208




APARs Fixed in this release
For information on APARs fixed in this release, see: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=2042&uid=swg27012947




System requirements

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

For information about the hardware and software for Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 7.5, see the detailed system requirements document at:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=2042&uid=swg21327294




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 Application Developer for WebSphere Software, 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 Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 7.5, then 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 4.2 GB of disk space (1.0 GB for Rational Application Developer Assembly and Deployment Features), you might need. Your actual disk space requirements depend on the feature that you selected when you installed version of the product.

If you choose to download the update as a compressed file for local installation, you require approximately 7.2 GB to store and extract the compressed files (3.5 GB for Rational Application Developer Assembly and Deployment Features).




Software requirements

This section describes the additional software requirements for installing Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 7.5.5.5. For information about prerequisites for installing Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 7.5, see the see the system requirements document at: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=2042&uid=swg21327294
  • Eclipse 3.4.2 is required if you want to extend an Eclipse IDE already installed on your computer.
Important: If you plan to extend an Eclipse 3.4.2 IDE 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.




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 Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 7.5.




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 on deploying Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software in an enterprise environment, see http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r2/index.jsp.





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




Installing the fix pack as an update
If IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 7.5 or later is already installed on your system, then you can install this update by using the Update Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager.
Refer to the following sections for details on installing the fix pack as an update:

Restrictions for installing the fix pack as an update:

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 7.5 or later must be installed.
  • The product cannot be open when you install this fix pack. Also, ensure that all browsers and other applications opened by Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software are closed.
  • When installing the fix pack, use the same user account, or an ID with similar privileges, that you used to install Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software v7.5.x.
  • If you installed the product from CDs or other media, they must be available when you use the update feature.

(Optional) Downloading the fix pack for local installation

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-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24031205


(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 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:

  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 URL 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.


Steps for installing the fix pack as an update

To find and install Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 7.5.5.5 as an update:

  1. Start IBM Installation Manager.
  2. On the Start page of Installation Manager, click Update.
  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 Application Developer for WebSphere Software and click Next. Installation Manager searches for updates in the Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 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 7.5.5.5 for Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, and then click Next.
  6. On the Licenses page, read the license agreements for the selected updates. On the left side of the License page, the list of licenses for the updates you selected is displayed; click each item to display the license agreement text. If you agree to the terms of all the license agreements, click I accept the terms of the license agreements and Click Next.
  7. On the Features page, select the features that you want to update and complete the following steps:
  8. To learn more about a feature, click the feature and review the brief description under Details.
  9. If you want to see the dependency relationships between features, select Show Dependencies. When you click a feature, any features that depend on it and any features that are its dependents are shown in the Dependencies window. As you select or exclude features in the packages, Installation Manager will automatically enforce any dependencies with other features and display updated download size and disk space requirements for the installation.
  10. Click Next
  11. On the Summary page, review information displayed, and then click Update. A progress indicator shows the percentage of the installation completed.
  12. 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.




Installing the fix pack during an initial installation
If you are installing IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 7.5, 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.

For installation instructions, see the "Installing and upgrading" section in the product information center at: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/radhelp/v7r5/index.jsp




Silent installation instructions updates

Updated information about silent installation is available in the Installation Manager Information Center at:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r2/index.jsp




Uninstalling the fix pack
If you updated a previously installed version to version 7.5.5.5, 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 upgrading to version 7.5.5.5 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 Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 7.5.5.5, 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 Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 7.5.5.5 and any other applications that you installed by using Installation Manager.
  3. If any applications started by Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 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.
  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 Application Developer for WebSphere Software, see the Installation Guide or the Installation Manager online help.




Known limitations, problems and workarounds
Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base at http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/developer/application/support/index.html. 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 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?q=RN7.5.5.5&tc=SSRTLW&rankprofile=8&dc=DB500&D600

To learn about all the documented known problems and limitations in Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 7.5.5.5 and any workarounds or solutions that are available, see:
http://www.ibm.com/support/search.wss?tc=SSRTLW&atrn=SWVersion&atrv=7.5.5.5&atrwcs=on&rankprofile=8&dc=DB500&D600




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Software version:

7.5.5.5

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:

7023117

Modified date:

2011-11-03

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