5724-V04 IBM Engineering Workflow Management 7.0

IBM Asia Pacific Sales Manual
Revised: May 25, 2021

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5724-V04 07.00.02 2020-12-08 2020-12-11 - -
5724-V04 07.00.01 2020-07-07 2020-07-07 - -
5724-V04 07.00.00 2020-03-17 2020-03-20 - -
5724-V04 06.00.06 2018-06-12 2018-06-15 2021-04-16 2022-04-30
5724-V04 06.00.05 2017-11-28 2017-12-04 2021-04-16 2021-04-30
5724-V04 06.00.04 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 2021-04-16 2021-04-30
5724-V04 06.00.03 2016-11-29 2016-12-05 2020-12-18 2020-12-31
5724-V04 06.00.01 2015-12-08 2015-12-14 2020-12-18 2020-12-31
5724-V04 06.00.00 2015-06-09 2015-06-26 2020-12-18 2020-12-31
5724-V04 05.00.02 2014-12-02 2014-12-05 - 2018-04-30
5724-V04 05.00.01 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 - 2018-04-30
5724-V04 05.00.00 2014-06-02 2014-06-02 - 2018-04-30
5724-V04 04.00.06 2014-02-24 2014-02-28 2017-09-15 2017-09-30
5724-V04 04.00.05 2013-12-03 2013-12-06 2017-09-15 2017-09-30
5724-V04 04.00.04 2013-08-27 2013-08-30 2017-09-15 2017-09-30
5724-V04 04.00.03 2013-06-03 2013-06-07 2017-09-15 2017-09-30
5724-V04 04.00.01 2012-11-27 2012-11-27 2017-09-15 2017-09-30
5724-V04 04.00.00 2012-06-04 2012-06-12 2017-09-15 2017-09-30
5724-V04 03.00.01 2011-06-06 2011-06-14 - 2016-09-30
5724-V04 03.00.00 2010-11-09 2010-11-23 2018-07-13 2016-09-30
5724-V04 02.00.00 2009-06-16 2009-06-25 2015-04-30 2015-04-30
5724-V04 01.00.01 2008-10-28 2008-10-31 2009-06-25 -
5724-V04 01.00.00 2008-06-24 2008-06-30 2008-10-31 2012-04-30

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  • IBM Engineering Workflow Management 7.0.2 (5724-V04)

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Teams that create and evolve complex IT systems and mechanical- electrical-software products need modern tools and developments practices to overcome the challenges of increasing solution complexity, compliance, and cross-organization coordination and collaboration.

Rational Team Concert integrates planning, software configuration management, change management and build management into a single application to speed developer productivity and improve team collaboration and transparency.

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Engineering Workflow Management 7.0.1

Enhancements in Engineering Workflow Management 7.0.1 include the following:

Agile planning and work items:

  • SAFe 5.0 support is added to ready-to-use agile process templates.
  • Users have the capability to share and save Program Board views with other team members.
  • Rich hover support is added to Quick Planner.
  • Delete attachments in the web user interface (UI) is now the default action to minimize attachment growth.
  • Improved tag management with support for bulk edit of tags is supported in the work item web UI.

Build and Jazz SCM:

  • A new incremental load option for Jenkins and Jazz builds enables faster Jazz SCM builds. In incremental load, only modified files are fetched from the repository, local changes are not reverted, and untracked files are not detected.
  • Jazz SCM adds support for custom attributes on change sets to make it easier for developers to track important change sets.
  • Locate change sets support is added to Jazz SCM web client.
  • Usability improvements have been made to the Engineering Workflow Management Client for Visual Studio IDE and in Jazz SCM code review.

Git integration with work items and planning:

  • Capability to link Git pull requests to work items to show a history of delivered Git work
  • Capability to view pull and merge request status associated with a work item from GitHub and GitLab to track whether a Git pull is merged, rejected, or still open

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IBM Engineering Workflow Management 7.0

Enhancements to Engineering Workflow Management 7.0 include:

  • Usability enhancements to manage work item queries in tag-based folders
  • Consistency of user experience across the Quick Planner, My Stuff, Program Board, and web-based work item and planning editors
  • SAFe 4.6 support and color tag and custom attribute support in Quick Planner
  • A new code review workflow capability that makes it easier for teams to manage the review of features before committing them to a release
  • A new RISK ROAMing plan view that helps teams manage risks across a product or program to ensure visibility to risk management
  • Git integration enhancements to enable integration with Bitbucket Server on-premises and to streamline the installation and setup of Git integrations with Git, GitHub, GitLab, Gerrit, and Bitbucket

Planning: SAFe 4.6 Support

Engineering Workflow Management 7.0 adds two predefined process templates that support SAFe 4.6:

  • Essential SAFe 4.6. Use this template to establish a Program and Team tooling environment.
  • Full SAFe 4.6. Use this template to establish a Portfolio tooling environment with the Large Solution layer for the Full SAFe 4.6 configuration. This environment is associated with one or more Essential SAFe Program and Team tooling environments.

You also can implement the following configurations:

  • Large Solution SAFe. Use the Full SAFe 4.6 template and archive the Portfolio Epic work item types. This environment is associated with one or more Essential SAFe Program and Team tooling environments.
  • Portfolio SAFe. Use the Full SAFe 4.6 template and archive the Solution Epic and Capability work item types. This environment is associated with one or more Essential SAFe Program and Team tooling environments.

Note: In Engineering Workflow Management, you can filter out archived work item types by adding "archived = true" to the configuration definition of types in the project area Process Configuration Source. For more information, go to the Jazz website.

SAFe Risk ROAMing

ROAM stands for:

  • Resolved: Has been addressed; is no longer a concern.
  • Owned: Someone has taken responsibility.
  • Accepted: Nothing more can be done; if risk occurs, release may be compromised.
  • Mitigated: Team has a plan to adjust as necessary.

The Risk work item type has been extended to support SAFe Risk ROAMing, and a new Plan Board called Risk Roaming has been added. Risk ROAMing is used during Program Increment (PI) planning for managing risks by categorizing to treat them adequately.

Engineering Workflow Management Quick Planner

There are significant enhancements to Quick Planner, including:

  • Custom attributes in Quick Create:
    • The Quick Create feature in Quick Planner supports custom attributes that you may have defined. If you have custom-required attributes on work item creation, you can use the Quick Create feature.
    • You can configure which custom attributes are shown in Quick Create. You cannot remove required attributes. A maximum of 27 attributes can be shown in Quick Create.
  • Custom color tag support:
    • You can add custom color tags to work item cards on the board in Quick Planner.
    • In addition to colors for tags, you can add a unique color tag for work item types. For example, all stories could have a red color tag, while all tasks have a green color tag.
  • Additional filters:
    • You can filter work items by team area, state, or state group in a board filter or lane filter.
  • Editable work item summary:
    • You can edit the work item summary text directly in Quick Planner without opening the work item editor.
  • Rich text support for description field:
    • You can use the rich text editing capabilities directly in Quick Planner to modify the description field that supports rich text.

Drag-and-drop swim lane columns in Taskboard and Kanban views:

  • You can reorder the columns and subcolumns in Taskboard and Kanban plan views by dragging them.
  • You can reorder subcolumns only within the same parent column. You cannot move the Plan Items column in a taskboard view as it is fixed to the first column.

Improved consistency when setting resolution in plans:

  • The plan views let you update resolutions while you change the state:
    • This is like the feature that Quick Planner already provides.
    • When you hover on the state attribute, the resolution and status are shown.

Improved handling of save conflicts in plans:

  • When you save a plan, the editor saves all your plan's work item changes that do not have save conflicts.
  • The editor highlights in yellow only the work items that still have save conflicts after a save operation.
  • You can refresh the plan to update the highlighted work items with the latest saved versions.
  • You can redo your changes to just those work items, then save the plan again.

New default state and state groups configuration in Taskboard and Kanban views:

  • A new page is added to the project area editor in the web client for configuring the default states and state groups in the Taskboard and Kanban Board plan views.
  • If you select or clear a state or a state group in a plan view, that selection overrides the default configuration in new and existing plan views.
  • When you select a state or a state group on this page, you can override the selection in the process configuration source. This is used to ensure that existing teams have a consistent default view layout and would be unaffected by new states or state groups created in the process configuration source that they might not want to display in their current boards.

Work Item Tracking

Organize work item queries using tag-based folders in the web user interface (UI):

  • In the web UI, you can organize queries into tag-based folders.
  • Tags can be hierarchical; for example, the tag "7.0 / iFix003 / verification" displays with a root of "7.0", child of "iFix003", and grandchild of "verification".
  • You can add two types of tags to a query. The ability to add or modify shared tags on a shared query is controlled by permissions.
    • Personal tags are used for organizing queries in My Queries.
    • Only the owner of the query can view or modify personal tags.
    • Shared tags are used for organizing queries in Shared Queries.
    • The shared input section is not enabled if the query is not shared.

Consistent attachment and work item access control:

  • In Engineering Workflow Management 7.0, the default access control is set so that attachments have the same access control as the work item to which they are attached:
    • If you can read the work item, you also can read that work item's attachments.
    • If you do not have read access to the work item, you cannot read its attachments.
  • In earlier releases, attachment access control followed the access control of the containing project area. The new default security model will only apply to new attachments created in versions 7.0 and later, and will not change existing attachments.
  • Operating with old and new style attachments is fully supported and is the default behavior.
  • It also is possible to configure the server to use the old behavior, if desired.

Support for role-based permission to delete work items:

  • An advanced server property ("Use role-based permissions to delete a work item") controls whether users can delete work items when one of their roles has that permission.
  • By default, the property is not enabled. If the property is not enabled, users must have JazzAdmins or JazzProjectAdmins repository group permissions to delete work items.
    • This is useful if you want to give scrum masters or project leads permissions to delete work items but not give them other Jazz administration privileges.

Removal of Flash dependency from Dashboard widgets:

  • The Flash charting engine in the work item statistics widget has been replaced by D3.js.
  • The work item statistics widget was the only Engineering Workflow Management dashboard widget that used the Flash charting engine.
  • There are some minor changes in appearance, but no change in functionality.

Centralized Jazz SCM for reuse, variant management, traceability, and control

Enhanced code review and approval workflow:

  • The code review feature provides structured interaction between reviewers and the code author (work item owner):
    • The code review workflow and reviewer states are managed inside code review.
    • Reviewer approvals are distinct from work item approvals. The author must explicitly submit code for review, and reviewers must indicate when they have started and completed a review cycle.
    • Controls are in place to prevent the code under review from being changed until the review enters a revision cycle so reviewers always review the latest content.
    • With Preferences, you can modify the experience by specifying when issues can be raised and by whom, whether a user should be added as a reviewer, and the conditions that need to be satisfied before a reviewer can approve.
    • Authors can close a review once it is approved and ready for delivery. When a review is closed, no further changes can be made, including adding or removing change sets, updating issues, or changing reviewer states.
  • The code review web interface has been redesigned to include two tabbed pages:
    • The Review tab contains the familiar compare editor and navigation panel. The navigation panel now has reviewer action buttons to start a review cycle and signal when it is done. Authors have buttons to resubmit or close a review.
    • A new Overview tab provides summary information about the review, such as status, review cycle, reviewer states, issues, and links to issues that have been extracted to work items. On this tab, you can add and remove reviewers, update the target stream, and edit issues.
  • The code review presentation in the work item has been updated to fit with the new approval workflow:
    • The author can submit for review from the work item in which they can select the reviewer and target stream.
    • Users can open a code review from the work item as usual.
    • The code review presentation is visible in the client for Eclipse IDE. The ability to filter the list of files in a code review is supported.
  • The code review feature is process-enabled:
    • You can create process advisors that trigger whenever a code review is modified; for example, you can have an advisor that prevents users from creating issues if they are not a reviewer.
    • A new process advisor is available that prevents delivery if code review has not been closed for work items that have code review enabled.
    • The command line export code-review command is more flexible. You can specify one or more work items.
    • The content has been expanded to include time stamps associated with all reviewer and author actions so you can have more detailed insight into your code review process.

Duplicate change sets:

  • You can duplicate a change set to create a new, active change set.
  • This feature is available in the IBM Engineering Workflow Management client for Eclipse IDE and the command-line interface.
  • In the Outgoing folder in the Pending Changes view, right-click a change set and click "Duplicate Change Set".
  • You can discard or suspend the original change set.
  • You can add the new change set to a work item, and you can remove the original change set from the work item.

Save Baseline Queries and see them in the Team Artifacts view of the Eclipse client:

  • It is now possible to save baseline queries and organize them in folders to support hierarchical views (for example, the baselines under an expanded snapshot show a tree structure that is consistent with the component hierarchy that existed at the time the snapshot was created).
  • Baselines that are shown under an expanded baseline query can be expanded to show child baselines.

Support for editing baselines and managing custom attributes in the Baseline editor:

  • This release of the Engineering Workflow Management Client for Eclipse IDE adds the Baseline editor, which lets you edit baselines.
  • In the Baseline editor, you can add, edit, and remove custom attributes.

Speed up Pending Changes view loading by tracking only the workspaces you need:

  • In the client for Eclipse IDE, you can specify that one or more workspaces that are shown in the Pending Changes view are not tracked.
  • An untracked workspace does not show components, change sets, baselines, or flow targets.
  • A benefit of using an untracked workspace is that the client does not incur the overhead of fetching information to populate the Pending Changes view, and it will load much faster.
  • If the untracked workspace was previously loaded (as opposed to just shown in the Pending Changes view), the files for the workspace remain in the sandbox.
  • If you then choose to track the workspace, the files do not have to be downloaded again to the sandbox.

New confirmation window for the Deliver action in the Pending Changes view:

  • When you deliver changes from the Pending Changes view, a window opens and prompts you to confirm the delivery.
  • This behavior is enabled by default. To enable or disable the behavior, click Windows > Preferences > Jazz Source Control > Confirm delivery to the outgoing flow target.

View version IDs for files in the compare editor:

  • To differentiate between file versions, the compare editor shows the version IDs for files when they are available.
  • This feature is enabled by default. To change the setting, click Windows - Preferences - Jazz Source Control - Version IDs - Compare.

History view and change set searches show Planned For information:

  • The Planned For field values from work items associated with change sets are shown in the History View and in the results of change set searches.
  • This feature is available in the IBM Engineering Workflow Management client for Eclipse IDE, Client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE, and the command-line interface.
  • If more than one work item is associated with a change set, the Planned For field value from the first associated work item is shown in the Planned For column, and the column has an information icon. When you hover over the icon, a window shows the Planned For values of all associated work items.

A context can be selected to resolve paths in the Change Explorer view:

  • In the Change Explorer view, you can change the context to resolve the paths of changes.
  • The current context is shown in the header of the view.

Jazz software configuration management web UI enhancements:

  • You can set and unset custom attributes in the Stream, Snapshot, and Baseline editors.
  • The Advanced search window for streams and snapshots has a Custom Attributes section where you can search based on the value of one or more custom attributes.

Decentralized SCM (software configuration management): Git, GitHub GitLab, and Bitbucket integration enhancements:

  • Support for Bitbucket Server (on-premises):
    • You can link Git commits in a Bitbucket server (on premises) to Engineering Workflow Management work items.
    • Commit linkages to work items are supported in all the major Git variants, including Git, Gerrit, GitLab, GitHub, and Bitbucket.

Easier integration setup and administration:

  • To make installation easier, a command line script has been provided to deploy and configure pre-receive and post-receive hooks in a single step.
  • The script is available for the Node.js server, GitLab, Gerrit, and Bitbucket. The documentation has been enhanced to include more detailed guidance for administrators and includes workflow diagrams for GitHub and GitLab.

Enhanced preconditions for Git push operations ensure accurate work item linking:

  • Preconditions on Git push operations help developers avoid linking to the wrong work item.
  • New preconditions in this release include the ability to prevent work-item linking if the author is not the owner, and to require a work item that is being linked to match a custom query you provide.


  • You can configure pre-receive and post-receive hooks to send logging information to a folder in the Git hosting server.
  • This is supported in Engineering Workflow Management Node.js, GitLab, Gerrit, and Bitbucket hosting servers running on Linux.
  • Error handling in GitLab and GitHub pre-receive and post-receive hooks has been improved.

Jazz Build

Ability to compare properties between two states of a build definition or a build engine:

  • In the Engineering Workflow Management client for Eclipse IDE, you can compare properties between two states of a build engine or a build definition.
  • You can launch the compare operation from the build definition History view or the build engine History view .

Ability to control the number of build results shown in build results:

  • In the Engineering Workflow Management client for Eclipse IDE, you can specify the number of build results that are shown in the Builds view.
    • The default number is 100.
    • To change the number, click Window > Preferences > Team Build, and set the number for Maximum number of build results to be shown in the Build Results view.

Ability to delete links to work items from pruned or deleted builds:

  • By setting the "Delete associated work item links" advanced server property to "true", you can now configure the BuildResultPrunerTask to delete the "Included in Builds" and "Reported Against Builds" links from work items when the corresponding build result is deleted.
  • By default, the links are retained.

Jazz Build component supports Visual Studio 2015, 2017, and 2019:

  • The Jazz Build component has been updated to support Visual Studio 2015, 2017, and 2019.
  • You can use Jazz Build to publish compilation results from devenv and msbuild commands, and to publish test results from the MSTest command.

Ability to create and associate a release with a build in the web client:

  • While viewing a build result in the web client, you can create and associate a release with a build by using the "Create a release to associate with this build" option.

Ability to skip certificate verification when connecting to a Jenkins server or a Build Agent:

  • The Jenkins build engine editor and the Build Agent build editor contain a "Verify the certificate" option.
  • To skip certificate verification when the Engineering Workflow Management server establishes an SSL connection with a Jenkins server or a Build Agent, clear the option.
  • By default, the option is selected.

Engineering Workflow Management client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE

Move to asynchronous loading:

  • In this release, the Engineering Workflow Management client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE extensions load asynchronously in the background.
  • To avoid performance degradation, Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 discourages the practice of automatically loading extensions synchronously.
  • Asynchronous loading was supported starting in Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. Thus, the Engineering Workflow Management client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE in Engineering Lifecycle Management 7.0 is not supported with any releases of Microsoft Visual Studio earlier than Visual Studio 2015.

Source control extension no longer slows down Visual Studio startup:

  • In previous releases, you might have experienced a slow startup of Microsoft Visual Studio, in which case the Performance Manager window suggested you disable the Rational Team Concert source control extension.
  • In this release, the startup performance problem has been fixed.
  • Because the performance notification is generated based on the average startup time over multiple startups, you might have to restart the client several times before the notification goes away.

Share new projects in Jazz source control from Visual Studio IDE status bar:

  • When you create a solution in Visual Studio, the status bar includes the Jazz Source Control option, which you can click to add the solution to Engineering Workflow Management.
  • The Jazz Source Control option is available regardless of whether it is set as the current source control provider in Microsoft Visual Studio.

The vs folder is ignored by default when sharing a solution in Jazz source control:

  • The vs folder stores your Microsoft Visual Studio project temporary caches and build-related files.
  • When you add a solution to Jazz source control, by default the vs folder is ignored.

Baseline usability enhancements:

  • In the Team Artifacts view of the Engineering Workflow Management client for the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE, you can create and save baseline queries.
  • You can expand the queries to see the results.

Pending Changes Filter shows unresolved and outgoing changes in Solution Explorer:

  • Selecting the Pending Changes Filter filters the Solution Explorer to show only unresolved and outgoing changes when the solution is stored in Jazz source control.

Enterprise Extensions

Support for running IBM z/OS dependency builds using Build Manager on IBM Z Systems Development and Test Environment:

  • Engineering Workflow Management Enterprise Extensions provide an optional mechanism to improve IBM z/OS dependency build performance on an IBM Z Systems Development and Test Environment (ZD&T).
    • This mechanism is based on the Build Manager functionality provided by the IBM Dependency Based Build product.
  • The Build Manager works by maintaining multiple long-running, persistent Java processes to avoid JVM startup when running builds.
  • Engineering Workflow Management Enterprise Extensions can be configured to use the Build Manager.
  • Use the socket server daemon to manage processes and use the socket client to issue build commands.

Dependency Based Build is included in Engineering Lifecycle Management z/OS SMP/E package:

  • The z/OS SMP/E package for Engineering Lifecycle Management includes IBM Dependency Based Build installation materials, which can be installed.
  • Engineering Workflow Management uses the Build Manager implemented by Dependency Based Build to optionally manage JVMs on Z Systems Development and Test Environment for z/OS dependency builds.
  • Engineering Workflow Management maintains a common service stream and documentation across all Dependency Based Build offerings with this approach.
  • The Dependency Based Build package provides supplemental functionality to z/OS build engineers by including the Dependency Based Build Java APIs and Groovy support on z/OS that can be used to extend Engineering Workflow Management build capabilities and flexibility. For example, you can use this functionality as part of prebuild or post-build scripts.

Ability to open other versions of build maps from the current one:

  • Engineering Workflow Management Enterprise Extensions provide formatted build reports for z/OS and IBM i dependency builds in the Eclipse client.
  • From a formatted build report, you can view a formatted copy of a build map for a given source file in the context of this build.
  • A build map contains information about how the program was built, including the Engineering Workflow Management stream and project path, as well as additional files from the build machine or previous builds that were used.
  • A build map also contains the output location. Being able to navigate between build map versions helps you identify differences in build behavior based on changes in the build environment.
  • A button has been added to enable the browsing of other build map versions.

Updates to Build Extensions toolkit tasks

The following tasks have been added to the Enterprise Extensions Build Extensions toolkit Ant tasks:

  • The globalFileMetadataExport task exports file metadata into an executable Ant build script.
  • The build script that is created by globalFileMetadataExport contains a fully formatted globalFileMetadata task that can be run on the same Engineering Workflow Management system as a backup mechanism to restore file metadata, or on a different Engineering Workflow Management system as a mechanism to transfer file metadata from one system to another.
  • The globalFolderMetadataExport task exports folder metadata into an executable Ant build script.
  • The build script that is created by globalFolderMetadataExport contains a fully formatted globalFolderMetadata task that can be run on the same Engineering Workflow Management system as a backup mechanism to restore folder metadata, or on a different Engineering Workflow Management system as a mechanism to transfer folder metadata from one system to another.
  • The deleteBuildResults task deletes a filtered list of build results for the specified build.

Eclipse prerequisites:

  • Engineering Workflow Management 7.0 continues support for Eclipse versions 4.4 through 4.8 and adds support for Eclipse 4.11.
  • The minimum Eclipse version supported in this release is Eclipse 4.4.2.
  • In addition, support for Eclipse 4.11 is provided through a P2 installer.

Rational Team Concert 6.0.6:

Enhancements for agile, scaled agile, and complex connected software development

  • Usability: Create child work items with one click
    • You can now click the icon Create Child Work Item in the web client work item editor to quickly create a child work item. In the web and Eclipse clients, you can now configure a default child work item type for each of the work item types defined in your project area. This makes it easy to support your own custom work item hierarchy and ensure proper parent child task relationships.
  • Usability: Default "Filed Against" and "Planned For" attributes for child work items
    • Child work items created in the work item editor or plan editor also inherit default values for the "Filed Against" and "Planned For" attributes from the parent work item.
  • Usability: Capability to sort plans based on predefined or custom small string attribute
    • You can now use a predefined or custom small string attribute to sort a plan in the Plan view. For example, you can view all the plans items sorted by status or some other custom string attribute.
  • Security and regulation: Control permissions for work item import operation
    • You can now configure role-based permissions for the work item import operation. This is useful if you want to restrict who can import work items into a project based on a user's role on the project.
  • Capability to render rich text in the client for Eclipse integrated development environment ( IDE )
    • In the Rational Team Concert client for Eclipse IDE, large HTML-type attribute presentations that contain extended rich text are now rendered as read-only. The web client is used to edit attributes that contain extended rich text, such as the Description field. In the Eclipse client, attributes that contain extended rich text have a URL link that opens the work item in the web client and makes it easy to clearly identify when a field contains rich text. All other fields can be edited directly. Note that the default setting for rich text is still turned off but can be easily turned on if you wish to enable rich text usage.
  • Capability that enables TRS feed to publish the start and end dates of work items
    • The Work Item TRS (JRS reporting) feed now publishes the start and end dates of a work item. The start and end dates of a work item is based on the latest planned snapshot that contains the work item. You can use this data in Jazz Reporting Service reports.
  • Enterprise agile: Dependency Board technical preview
    • This release includes a new visual dependency board that is designed to be used as a technical preview.
    • You can show visualization of dependencies within an iteration, including those that pose risk in meeting planned outcomes.
    • Capability to take action to mitigate risks through re-planning.
    • Dependency Board technical preview can be separately downloaded from jazz.net download pages for the Rational Team Concert 6.0.6 release.

Advanced Rational Team Concert source control management (SCM) for reuse, variant management, traceability, and control

  • Streams and workspaces can be organized with folders and stream queries
    • This release addresses the needs of users that have many variants to manage, and work on many different workspaces and streams. All of your development streams and workspaces can now be organized in folders in the Team Area Navigator in both Eclipse and Visual Studio IDEs. Folders can be used to organize the streams that appear under the Source Control section of a project area entry in the Team Artifacts view. The Source Control section now contains three standard subsections: All Streams, All Components, and All Source Control Queries. Each subsection can be expanded to see the artifacts of that type owned by the project area. You can also create folders, move streams into them, and nest, move, and delete folders. A stream can be a child of more than one folder. A project area permission now controls which roles can manage folders and their contents.
    • Streams can also be organized with queries. This release provides the capability to specify and save stream queries. For example, you can create a query named "BRM Streams" to find all streams that are owned by the Business Recovery Matters team area. The editor contains a Details tab for specifying the query ownership and visibility. A saved query can be owned by a project area or a contributor. Visibility works in a similar way to component visibility. Stream queries are also useful for finding which components are contained in which stream because you can search by component name or by a custom attribute attached to the stream. For example, "Find me all the streams that contain component A and have the value of Release 1.1."
    • The My Repository Workspaces section in the Team Artifacts view has been renamed to My Source Control. Similar to the project area Source Control section, this section contains three standard subsections: All Components, All Repository Workspaces, and All Source Control Queries. You can create folders in this section and add their repository workspaces and queries to those folders. You can also add streams and project-area-owned queries to these folders to create an artifact organization that meets your needs.
  • Change Explorer now shows subcomponent changes
    • In the Rational Team Concert client for Eclipse IDE and the client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE, the Change Explorer view now shows the addition and removal of subcomponents for a component.
  • Baselines can be searched by name
    • In the client for Eclipse IDE and the client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE, you can now search by baseline name on the Select a Baseline page. This page opens when you compare or replace a component with a baseline. You can search by baseline name prefix, and you can also specify wildcard characters such as an asterisk (*) or question mark (?).
  • Baseline names can be unique within a component
    • By default, baseline names do not have to be unique. Now, you can set an advanced server property named "Require" with baseline names that are unique within a component. If you set this property to true, baselines in the same component cannot be created with the same name.
  • Web client enhancements for source control
    • There are numerous enhancements to improve the support for using Rational Team Concert source control from the web client including but not limited to, support for creating new work items when associating change sets, pagination support for viewing file locks, visibility of flow targets, and auto-lock patterns in the work space editor and stream editor. The workspace editor and stream editor in the web client were also enhanced to support the following actions:
      • Update name
      • Update visibility
      • Update description
      • Update auto-lock file patterns
      • Add, remove, and update components
      • Add, remove, and update flow targets

Jazz build

  • Capability to create, edit, and delete build engines from the web client
    • In the web client, you can now create build engines by engine type, copy from existing build engines, and edit and delete build engines. This improves on earlier releases, where users could only do this from the Eclipse IDE.
  • New property to prevent users from modifying build properties
    • To prevent users from modifying build properties when they request a build, the team.build.properties.disableUIEdit property can be added to build definitions.

Rational Team Concert integrations

Client for Eclipse IDE 4.2.x IM Installer replaced by versions 4.4 and 4.6

  • The IM installer now defaults to versions 4.4 and 4.6 of the Rational Team Concert client for Eclipse IDE. IBM Installation Manager repositories are now available for Eclipse 4.4 and 4.6. The default is also 64-bit variants for IM installs. Rational Team Concert 6.0.6 still works with Eclipse 4.2 and with 32-bit variants; however, they must be installed by using an independent install with the P2 installer rather than with Installation Manager. When shell sharing, the IM Extension Installer must be used. For example:
    • Independent install:
      • IES 4.2 - P2 install for both 32-bit and 64-bit
      • IES 4.4 -- (a) P2 install for both 32-bit and 64-bit (b) IM install only for 64-bit or c) Plain zips based on 64-bit IM install
      • IES 4.6 -- (a) P2 install for both 32-bit and 64-bit (b) IM install only for 64-bit
      • IES 4.7 - P2 install
    • Shell share:
      • Rational Software Architect/Rational Application Developer/Any other supported product based on IES 4.2 - IM Extension Installer
      • Rational Software Architect/Rational Application Developer/Any other supported product based on IES 4.4 or 4.6 - IM Extension Installer for 32-bit and 64-bit mode and Full IM installer for 64-bit mode

Rational Team Concert client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE features query editor and improved external compare

  • The client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE now includes an integrated web-based work item query editor. Because the editor is integrated with the Visual Studio client, you can interact with other views in the Visual Studio client. When you run a query from the editor, the results are displayed in the Work Items results view. You can make changes in the editor and see the results without having to save the query. New queries are made available in the Team Artifacts Navigator view.
  • In the Pending changes, Change Summary, and Change Explorer views, you can now right-click on a file and select the option to open it in an external compare tool. The client opens the file in the external compare tool that is specified on the Compare Tools options page.
  • In the Locate Change Sets editor, you can now right-click items in the search target to open a context menu. The context menus are an easy way to get details or perform actions on the search targets from within the editor.

Git/Jenkins integration

  • Now supports Jenkins pipeline builds similar to the Concert Team Concert Jenkins plug-in.

Git, GitLab, and GitHub support global list and search for Git repositories

  • On the Browse Registered Git Repositories page in the web client, you can view registered Git repositories from all project areas by setting the scope to "All." You can also filter the results by entering a name or URL.

ClearCase/ClearQuest Connector integration support Version 9.0.x of ClearCase/ClearQuest

  • You can now use the 9.0.x versions of Rational ClearCase and Rational ClearQuest with the Rational ClearCase Connector and the Rational ClearQuest Connector.

Rational Team Concert 6.0.5

New Rational Team Concert Quick Planner

A new version of Rational Team Concert Quick Planner is available in Rational Team Concert 6.0.5. The main features of this new Quick Planner include support for flexible tag-and process-based work boards and plan boards. These new task boards make it very simple for users to create boards without having to modify XML process templates.

In Rational Team Concert Quick Planner prior to 6.0.5 each swim lane in a board must be associated with a process state or state group. In Rational Team Concert 6.0.5 Quick Planner, it is now possible to create swim lanes that display one or more states of your choice but now you can also display work items in a lane based on work item tags. How would one use this? You can now have a full tag-based board like simple tools do. Or a fully process-based board (as Rational Team Concert does). Or you can mix process and tags in the same lane. So you might have a shared process that defines the states open, in-progress, and done and then allow your development teams to create any number of other swim lanes to track work items based on tags. Such as "important customer A" and "severity 1" in a swim lane for example. In addition, with this version of Rational Team Concert Quick Planner you can display up to eight lanes on large-screen monitors and you can pin down more than one lane.

Rational Team Concert Quick Planner in 6.0.5 now supports both board (global) and lane (swim-lane specific) filters. Lane settings now provide the option to specify a lane filter in addition to a board filter. The board filter is applied to all lanes on the board. If a board has both lane and board filters, the filter that is applied on the lane is both a board filter and a lane filter. The lane filters do not modify the value of items when they are dragged and dropped from one swim lane to another, like the other lane settings, such as State Group, Iteration, and Tags. A check box is now available to select all items in a lane or table. To clear selected items in the lane or table, clear the check box. To select multiple consecutive items in a lane or table, select the first item and then press Shift and click the last item.

In Rational Team Concert Quick Planner 6.0.5 swim lanes that are grouped by Ranked List show parent-child links and those can be links to cross-project children. Now, child items that belong to different project areas are also shown. If you hover over the type icon it shows information about the project area that the item belongs to. You can now select or clear a parent and all of its children that are grouped by ranked list by using Ctrl+click or Cmd+click. You can now also move child items to the root level by dragging and dropping them. You can also now reorder lanes on a board by simply dragging and dropping them.

The task breakdown view now has an Add Existing button to add existing work items as a child item to speed linking stories to existing child tasks when tasking out a story.

Rational Team Concert Quick Planner in 6.0.5 is completely rewritten to use REACT technology which makes the UI avoid the use of spinners for waiting for a task to complete before asking for the next task in the UI. Rational Team Concert QP Next has a fast and fluid UI experience with no wait time. Now when you onboard a new team to Rational Team Concert and they are familiar with tag-based boards they can be productive immediately, reducing their learning curve.

Enhanced SAFe 4.5 templates in Rational Team Concert

In Rational Team Concert, the predefined Scaled Agile Framework SAFe 4.0 Process (Program) and SAFe 4.0 Process (Portfolio) templates are included. IBM has also published SAFe 4.5 Process templates and instructions for how to configure the out-of-the-box templates for SAFe 4.0 to achieve SAFe 4.5 in Rational Team Concert 6.0.5 for early adopters of the latest SAFe 4.5 methodology.

Enhanced electronic signatures for Rational Team Concert work items

In this release electronic signature based approvals have been enhanced to more fully comply with the standard specification. Electronic signatures will now prompt for a user name and password in this release. Enhanced support for electronic signatures is now available in both the web and Eclipse clients to help comply with regulatory requirements. You can configure work item state changes and approvals to require electronic signatures. The electronic signature details are also available in the work item history. The electronic signature attributes can be added to the work item query conditions, and the electronic signature details can be retrieved as a column in the query results.

Ability to query on empty text fields

In the Query Editor, you can now query on empty text fields in both the web and Eclipse clients. The query condition UI has a check box to search for Unassigned values for operators is and is not, for Medium HTML, Medium String, and Small String attribute types.

Inline search support for additional attribute types in the query condition editor

The query condition editor now shows inline search fields for iteration, deliverable, category, and contributor attribute types for predefined and custom attributes.

Ability to search by work item ID across project areas in the web client

Previously, when you searched for a work item by entering a work item ID in the Select Work Items window in the web client, the search was confined to the selected project area. Now, the search spans project areas. This behavior is now consistent with the Rational Team Concert client for Eclipse IDE. In the Quick Search feature in the web client, if the first word of the input text is not an integer, the search does not return the work item whose ID matches the integer.

Work item editor performance improvements

In a project area that has many categories, team areas, timelines, and iterations, the work item editor now loads faster because the caching is more efficient and fewer network requests are required to load a work item.

Support for String List attributes in CSV imports

If you import work items from a comma-separated values (CSV) file, you can now include String List attributes.

Ability to store large files transparently when using an external content store in Rational Team Concert SCM

You can now configure the IBM Rational Team Concert application server to store files that are larger than a specified size outside the default database. The external content store can be configured as a folder on the server's local file system, or it can point to a WebDAV server such as Artifactory. To configure an external content store, edit the properties on the Advanced Properties page in the administrative web client.

For example, if you want all files greater than a specified size to be stored in an external repository you can now say if anyone checks in a file greater than a certain size, such as 10 MB, store it in Artifactory or the local file system to preserve space in the Rational Team Concert SCM database. Developers still load files in their workspace but they are not aware that any large files referenced may reside outside the Rational Team Concert SCM database. They still check in as before and the system transparently stores larger files externally. The benefits of this model are to allow very large files such as binaries to be part of a build without overloading the Rational Team Concert SCM database with those very large files. A command-line utility is also provided that allows an administrator to move large files that are already in the Rational Team Concert SCM database to an external file store such as Artifactory. You can run this move utility to move all files larger than a certain size to your designated external file repository and it will save space in your Rational Team Concert SCM database. MBeans support for administrators who wish to report on disk space usage is also provided.

Code review support for issue tags and tag-based filtering

In the issue editor, you can now apply one or more tags to issues raised during code review. Project administrators define tags on the Source Control tab of the project area administration page in the web client. For example, you can use tags to define issue types (LogicError, Security, Accessibility, and so on), to augment your code review process (such as Verified and Rejected), or for any other use. You can now filter issues in the code review navigator panel based on the presence or absence of one or more tags.

Support for custom link types

You can now create custom link types for files under source control. The project area editor in the web client includes a new Link Types page, which displays the available link types (predefined and user-defined) for files under source control. To create a link type, click Add, and then complete the fields in the Add Link Type window. By default, new link types are available to all project areas in the repository. To disable a user-defined link type within a project area, select Manage the link types for this project area, and then clear the check box beside the link type. To create or modify link types, you must be assigned to a role that has the Administer Link Types permission.

Significant Rational Team Concert SCM Windows Shell UI enhancements, including locking

The Rational Team Concert Shell client now includes a Locks view that displays the locked files in a stream. To open the view, click the Show locks for currently tracked workspaces icon on the Pending Changes toolbar. There are many other Windows Shell improvements as well, such as in the Rational Team Concert Shell, you can now accept change sets associated with a work item from Work Item History in the Manage Artifacts view of the Shell Control Panel.

Support for keyword expansion in the Rational Team Concert SCM command-line interface and builds

The ability to expand keywords that are encountered when content is loaded was added to the command-line interface (CLI) and builds. The option on the CLI command is expand-keywords. The Jazz Build Engine (JBE) build property to enable keyword expansion on load is team.scm.expandKeywords, which you set to true to request that keywords are expanded. The Ant teamfetch task attribute is expandKeywords. The following keywords are supported:

$VersionId$ - The version ID of the file.

$LongVersionId$ - The long version ID of the file (for example: VersionId@repoId).

$ItemId$ - The UUID that identifies the file.

$StateId$ - The UUID that identifies the specific state of the file.

$Date$ - The date that the file in the repository was most recently modified.

$Name$ - The name of the file in the repository.

When keyword expansion is enabled for a load operation, all text files (those files whose line delimiter is set to a value other than NONE) are processed for keyword expansion. To disable keyword expansion for specific files, add the scm keyword user property with a value of false to those files.

Consistency in load rule behavior in Rational Team Concert builds and in Rational Team Concert source control

Load rules now behave the same way in Rational Team Concert builds as they do when you use them with Rational Team Concert source control. The Build Definition editor in the client for Eclipse IDE includes new fields to define how to load a repository workspace. The Jazz Source Control page includes a new field named Load Policy where you specify either components to load or a load rule to use. The Load Policy field is displayed only for new build definitions that you create by using this release (and later versions) of the client.

Support for Rational Team Concert webhooks to GitLab

Rational Team Concert now supports webhooks (web callbacks) to GitLab. These webhooks support push events and comments triggers. When a push event occurs, a link to the commit is added to all the Rational Team Concert work items that are mentioned in the commit comment. When a Rational Team Concert work item is mentioned in an issue or commit discussion, a comment is also added to the Rational Team Concert work item.

Ability of GitHub to add commit comments and issue comments to Rational Team Concert work items

Rational Team Concert now has expanded support for commit comment and issue comment events to the webhook URL for GitHub. When a Rational Team Concert work-item is mentioned in an issue or commit comment discussion, a comment is added to the Rational Team Concert work item.

Rational Team Concert 6.0.3

In addition to new support for SAFe 4.0, this release has enhanced usability, team collaboration, and auditability.

New Work Item Importer: Quickly and safely import work items from the web UI

  • Import work items from comma-separated values (CSV) files into the web client.
  • Create custom mappings for the import operation.
  • Use the mapping editor to create and update custom mappings or import custom mappings.
  • Safely preview the expected results of the import operation to ensure the import operation will import things right the first time.
  • Log and capture messages generated by import or preview operations.

Rich text in work item descriptions:

You can now insert rich text such as bulleted lists, color, under- lining, and so on into work item descriptions from web UI, Visual Studio and from Eclipse. This feature allows entry of rich text into the description field of the work item, but not comments. Also note, the feature does not support tables and in-line images. N-1 clients, including version 6.0.2 clients, cannot edit or save rich text content from the Eclipse IDE editor. To edit rich text attributes in descriptions you need to be running the version 6.0.3 Eclipse client. Work item comments can of course be edited by N-1 Eclipse clients. This feature is turned off by default. You must turn it on to enable it.

Ability to undo Merge operation in the Jazz SCM

If you need to rollback a recent merge, you can now use the Undo Merge operation to do so. If you accept changes and a conflict occurs, one or more of the conflicting files might be modified in an active change set. If you then merge the conflict and realize that you made a mistake merging, you can now undo the merge operation and revert the file to its state before the merge to preserve your changes and re-create the conflict.

Ability to preserve file timestamps on SCM load operations

Some teams use tools that rely on the timestamp of the files to identify files that need to be compiled, Rational Team Concert now supports an option to preserve timestamps on SCM load operations. This is also useful for other development tools that rely on timestamps to check if a file has been modified.

Expanded support for use of external merge tools

You can now specify an optional external merge tool that Rational Team Concert uses to auto-resolve conflicts during certain SCM operations, such as accept and resume. Templates for several third- party compare and merge tools are provided and you can customize them.

Ability to locate which change sets are contained in a release

You can now use the Locate Change Sets action on releases to quickly determine where change sets were delivered. In the Rational Team Concert client for Eclipse IDE, on the Releases tab of the project area editor, right-click a release and select Locate Change Sets.

Ability to report on SCM data with Report Builder

You can now publish SCM change set information to Lifecycle Query Engine (LQE) through tracked resource set (TRS) feed to enable reporting. When used together with change log information, it is now possible to report on the change sets and specific file versions contained in a baseline or release. This is ideal for help during audits.

Jenkins SCM integration improvements

  • Configure the directory on the build machine where the repository files will be loaded.
  • Delete the contents of the load directory before reloading.
  • Choose to create folders for components, in which case the load directory has folders for components at the top level and each of these folders has the files and folders for that component.
  • When you load the Jenkins workspace from an RTC SCM workspace, you can configure whether to accept latest changes before loading. And you don't need to move to Version 6.0.3 to get these features as you can run the plug in on earlier releases too. For the latest information, see Jazz.net

HFS support in dependency base build:

The dependency build for z/OS supports building HFS files in USS. Enabling simper faster deployment and use for applications and systems using USS.

Enterprise extensions drag and drop:

Ease of use of the subset editor and related dialogs is greatly enhanced by the introduction of drag and drop. Artifacts available for drag and drop in the editor, include local and remote files, change sets, work items, language definitions, and other subsets.

Enterprise extensions translator and definition improvements:

Continuing the work to simplify deployment in version 6.0.3, many enhancements are made including the use of output datasets as input in translators and allowing Dataset Definitions to include build properties.

Rational Team Concert 5.0.2

Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management 5.0.2 delivers the combined capabilities of Version 5.0.2 of Rational Team Concert, Rational DOORS Next Generation, and Rational Quality Manager in one easy-to-install and easy-to-use product that enables continuous delivery with:

  • Stronger support and improved ease of use for Requirements manipulations
  • Easy, intuitive tracking and planning for Agile projects
  • Ability to visually manage and optimize multiple workflows with Kanban boards and taskboards
  • Easy-to-use Report Builder with graphical and multi-artifact traceability reports
  • Several usability and performance improvements
  • Better support for Audits and Compliance
  • Better integrations

The functionality that is offered with Collaborative Lifecycle Management 5.0.2 includes:

Stronger support for requirements manipulation while extending support for lifecycle integrations over disciplines and requirements projects

Rational Team Concert: Rational Team Concert Quick Planner

Plan and track work at a fast and fluid pace

Rational Team Concert Quick Planner is a web UI-based planning tool that adds complementary planning views to Rational Team Concert that are focused on the needs of the agile developer. Rational Team Concert Quick Planner supports fast work item creation and focused views for the work of the individual user or the team. By focusing on a task oriented design, Rational Team Concert Quick Planner allows agile developers to get started and be productive right away.

You can now create work items rapidly, rank them, triage them and create parent-child relationships with simple keyword syntax or by using icon menu items. Multi-level ranking is now supported for child-parent relationships. Child ranks are now prefixed with the rank of parent. For example, if the parent has a rank of value 2, the children are ranked as 2.1, 2.2, and so on. The rank for items are updated by dragging and dropping a ranked or not ranked item on top of the list or on top of another ranked item.

An iteration planning view makes it trivial to manage a product backlog and multiple sprint iterations in a single view. If you have many iterations, you can pin down the backlog and slide sprints under the backlog to easily move work items to later sprints. You can track the progress of a team with graphical feedback dials that show how much work your team has completed for a given sprint. In the Team's Work and Iteration Planning views, click Team Progress to see visual dials showing time remaining, hours worked, items resolved, and story points achieved on a sprint.

Enhanced Taskboard and Kanban board flexibility

The board can now be easily configured to display only state groups for backwards compatibility with earlier releases. In addition, when you drag and drop a work item onto a column that has more than one state that the work item can be transitioned to, a popup is presented showing the default state with a menu that allows a different state to be selected.

Plan views can now be duplicated in the web UI.

If you are using a customized plan view on one team area and want to copy that plan view for reuse, the planning web UI now supports copying plan views within a project area. You can duplicate a view within a plan and copy a view from another plan.

Plan loading performance improvements

For fields with user identity

In Rational Team Concert 5.0.2, the performance of items in the plan that need to look up the user identity are improved. For example, the actions "owned by", "filed against" or "grouped by owner" all display significantly faster in a plan. Rational Team Concert deployments with large numbers of users defined and plans containing user identities will see the greatest performance benefit.


Work Item floating toolbar in the web UI

In the web UI, the header toolbar now floats as you scroll the page. This allows you to operate on the page from any location without scrolling back to the top to access menus, improving user productivity.

Multi-select support in work items picker dialog

If you have to maintain traceability links across Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management or update a cross project plan that tracks multiple features, the work items picker dialog now supports multiple selections making it easier to manage traceability. You can multi-select features, stories, items, tasks, and so on, when creating links from other artifacts (requirements, test cases, and designs).

Work item link history

In a world of linked data, knowing who changed what link and when may be just as critical as a code change for ensuring quality and change control. With Rational Team Concert 5.0.2, the History tab of a work item now includes the link history. An Include Link History check box displays in the upper-right corner of the page. Select this check box to display a history of links that were added to and removed from the work item, such as parent, child, related work item links, as well as any OSLC links. By default, the check box is cleared, the link history is not loaded. This feature is available in web, Eclipse and the Rational Team Concert Client for Microsoft Visual Studio clients.
Note: There is a configuration property named, Enable auto-archiving of auditable links that needs to be set to true in the Jazz Team Server admin web UI to load link history of removed links. By default, this property is set to false. If this property is set to false only added links would be shown in the link history for the work item.

Jazz SCM support for file locking

The support for file locking has been enhanced in the Eclipse, Visual Studio and command line clients to support the auto-locking of particular file types when they are edited. To enable this feature, the user needs to associate one or more file extension patterns with a stream using the stream editor. Once the file patterns are specified, any workspaces that specify that stream as their default flow target will require that files that match the pattern be locked before they can be edited. When the user edits a file for the first time in the Eclipse and Visual Studio clients, they will be prompted to acquire the lock on that file or, if the file is locked by someone else, they will be informed that they could not obtain the lock. The lock can also be overridden if desired and default behaviors configured for various commands.

SCM-Build file version identifier display option

The generateChangeLog Ant task now includes the file version identifier when showing file changes. By default, version identifiers are not shown. To enable showing them, set the optional Ant attribute "showVersionIdentifiers" to true.

Build time zone

The build schedule now displays the time zone and local time for each schedule entry. This resolution also fixes a defect where displayed build times can be off by an hour when different daylight savings time rules are in effect between client and server machines (for example, if the server is in Eastern Daylight Time but the client is in India Standard Time, or vice-versa). The build schedule displays the server's time zone for entries without a time zone.

Precondition to ensure unique Jazz SCM snapshot names

A precondition to the Source Control/Save Stream (server) operation is added that will ensure that all snapshots associated with a stream have a unique name.

SCM properties on file versions

In this release it is possible to attach a custom attribute or meta-data to SCM file versions from the SCM web UI and the SCM command line. You might use this to track a specific data tag for a file. You can query for all files containing these custom attributes from the SCM command line.


Improved Git integration

The Rational Team Concert Git integration can be used to control additional read access to Git repositories. In this release, this permission will now apply for Git operations like Clone, Pull, and Fetch. In a Rational Team Concert work item, clicking on a Git commit link will display the details for the Git commit. The details shown will include the list of files included in the commit. For text files which are modified, differences are shown. Finally, a Jenkins Plugin for Git Integration is included when you are using Jenkins as a continuous integration engine with Git as source control. This plugin will allow you to create traceability links to Rational Team Concert work items and Rational Team Concert build results.

Jenkins/Hudson pre-build checks for SCM changes

For Jenkins/Hudson builds initiated in Rational Team Concert, the integration now checks scheduled builds for SCM changes before starting the build in Jenkins/Hudson. If there are no SCM changes to build, a Jenkins/Hudson job is not created, and the pending Rational Team Concert build is deleted. This applies to scheduled builds only and depends on the build definition's SCM configuration having the "Build only if there are changes accepted" option selected. This behavior can be disabled by adding a build property to the Hudson/Jenkins build engine with the name "com.ibm.rational.connector.hudson.preBuildScmCheck" and the value false.

Enterprise Platforms Enhancements (for z/OS and IBM i development) (1)

Translator and system definition enhancements (1)

Continuing the process of improving the set up and administration of builds, variables are now available to give the location and file extension of the source code. Translators now also support sequential files as outputs and their use is recorded in the build output. Sequential file names can default to the file being processed but may also be constructed from variables which facilitates complex build procedures which may generate multiple outputs or rename files. These changes simplify the set up process and will, in many cases, reduce the number of translators required.

Dependency build and promotion (1)

Change events are added to notify users when promotions have completed or streams are locked-unlocked during scanning. Build and deployment housekeeping is improved options to delete obsolete outputs will remove artifacts no longer produced from the build environment and deployment targets. Packaging and deployment now also support sequential files as well as dataset members.

ISPF client enhancements: A dependency build option is available on ISPF build options panel, which allows you to run a preview build. From the history of a file panel on the ISPF client, it is now possible to request the check-in history list of a selected change set. note.(1) Indicates additional capabilities found only in IBM Rational Team Concert Developer for IBM Enterprise Platforms.

Organizations face growing pressures to quickly deliver high- quality software that is aligned with business objectives. Some of the pressures include:

  • Delivering more with same or even fewer resources
  • Working in teams that are becoming even more geographically distributed
  • Adhering to organizational standards without having the processes defined or documented

Rational Team Concert drives software innovation through collaboration, to transform how people, especially those who have project-distributed teams, work together to develop and deliver software in an increasingly rapid manner. Rational Team Concert provides unique capability that allows teams to collaborate in the context of their work; perform real-time planning, steer; and correct the course with constant visibility to project status and learn and adapt with continuous process improvement.

Benefits of the capabilities in Rational Team Concert 5.0

Ability to quickly find the plans you need

Want to focus in on just your teams plans? Are you working across teams and managing many plans? It is much easier in this release to locate and work with plans. A tabbed display allows you to see just your current plans or all plans. You can also locate plans by team area or use a search filter to locate all the plans with a given text string. Load bars are turned off by default so when you search for plans you can find them fast and then display and drill down on plan load as desired by using a UI toggle.

Lean reports such as cycle time, lead time, and process control

Need to know how long a work item was in a given state? How long on average did the stories in my sprint stay in the "ready to test" state for example? The cycle time and lead time reports help identify the bottlenecks in your work flow. Lead time shows you how long from creation time to a closed state. Cycle time shows you how long from in progress to a closed state. A process control chart shows the individual stories or tasks plotted as a histogram over time. Each point plots a cycle time for that item. Average cycle time across all items is also shown. Reporting has also been enhanced at the Collaborative Lifecycle Management level to make the data in the data warehouse more current by greatly reducing the time window it takes to populate the data warehouse.

Ability to organize build definitions using folders

If your project is producing many releases, you likely have many build definitions. It can be difficult to find a specific build definition you need in a single flat list. You can now organize the build definitions within a project area into folders. Rational Team Concert 4.0.6 introduced this feature for the Eclipse IDE and in Version 5.0 the ability to view the folder structure in the web UI and the Rational Team Concert client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE is added.

Intelligent merge support

In Rational Team Concert 5.0, the internal architecture of the Jazz SCM is redesigned to allow Rational Team Concert to understand the order and time of change set deliveries. You will see some intelligent merge capabilities that help developers decide which change sets can be used to fill a gap in a merge conflict. The SCM history view in Eclipse when a file has a conflict is improved. Now the common ancestor and the two end states for the conflict are highlighted in the history view. Developers can easily visualize what changes are in conflict and what the branch point is.

Version IDs

The Jazz SCM, like most modern version control tools is change set based. The individual file version of say "foo.c" that make up a change set exist today, and can be displayed using the command line, but they are UUIDs and very long. Rational Team Concert 5.0 adds an option to make simple file version-ids visible as sequential integers in the UI from places such as the history view, change summary and change details views. These simple sequential integers are designed to assist you in formal code audits or code reviews where understanding the sequential ordering of file versions can be helpful.

Jazz Source Control: Command line interface

Command line interface (CLI) commands are added. Some examples include, support for automated change set gap filling and the ability to duplicate a stream or workspace. You can also use the CLI to create audit reports that show simplified version IDs to list the contents of a baseline or snapshot.

Supports Web UI for SCM process customization

In this release, you can now configure SCM process customization for server side operations using the web UI. In earlier releases, this was only possible in the Eclipse UI.

Integrated git: Link work items to commits and enable process pre-conditions

Included with Rational Team Concert 5.0 is a git integration that enables git commits to be linked to Rational Team Concert work items to enable planning, tracking and reporting to work with git repositories. In addition, you can now enable Rational Team Concert process control such as pre-conditions applied to git push operations.

ClearCase version importer: Faster and more selective import

In this release, the performance of the ClearCase version importer is improved to help you import only the versions you need. Both export and import of Rational ClearCase data into Rational Team Concert is greatly improved. The ClearCase versions can also be selectively migrated by specifying filtering options such as ignoring obsolete branches or ignoring versions older than a given date.

ClearCase and ClearQuest UCM importer: Preserves change set links

An import command to import the ClearCase UCM change set linkage to the ClearQuest record is available when you use both the ClearCase version importer and the ClearQuest importer.

ClearQuest Synchronizer: Automatically create Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) ClearQuest Bridge links:

The ClearQuest Synchronizer now provides the option for OSLC-based ClearQuest Bridge links to automatically be created. After a record is synchronized, a link may be added to the Rational Team Concert work item that directs users to the corresponding ClearQuest record and vice versa.

Enterprise development: Distributed to mainframe(1)

Dependency build and promotion:

Ability to view build maps(1)

An option to view the build map of a buildable file is available from the context menu for a local file that has been shared, a remote file, or from the "Source Code Data" result view.

View systems definition history(1)

A History tab is now part of the Enterprise Extensions system definitions, where you can see all changes to a system definition. Similar to the work item history, you can see the changes made over time by different users with system definition history.

Ability to rebuild only outgoing change sets in personal builds(1)

By default, personal builds compare your personal sandbox workspace with the latest successful team build snapshot and rebuild all incoming and outgoing change sets. An option allows you to limit personal builds, so that only your outgoing change sets are built. The option is available from the Jazz Team Server administration page under Configuration > Advanced Properties.
Note: (1) These capabilities are found only in Rational Team Concert Developer for IBM Enterprise Platforms.

Platform Support changes for Rational Team Concert 5.0 and CLM 5.0

Rational Team Concert 5.0 provides support for many new platforms and there are many platform adds and drops in this release for which you may need to plan.

For the latest CLM 5.0 platform support, see the System requirements section in the deployment wiki located at

https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Deployment/DeploymentInstallingUpgr adingAndMigrating

Support in Version 5.0

  • Windows 8.1 support
  • IE 11 support
  • Added DB2 10.5; DB2 Workgroup Server Edition is now bundled with Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management, Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational DOORS Next Generation
  • WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 is now bundled with Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management, Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational DOORS Next Generation
  • Added SQL Server 2012
  • z/OS 2.1
  • DB2 V11, for z/OS 2.1 (Client only)
  • MAC OSX and Safari latest versions

Some notable changes include the removal of support for:

  • Windows XP
  • IE8
  • DB2 9.7
  • WAS 7.0
  • RedHat 5
  • Oracle 10
  • SUSE 10
  • Windows Server 2003 and 2008 (Note: 2008 R2 support is retained.)
  • Visual Studio 2005 and 2008

In some cases, such as IE8 support, you would stay on Rational Team Concert 4.0.x to continue support. In other cases, such as Visual Studio 2008, you can move your server to 5.x and run Rational Team Concert 4.0.x clients to continue to support teams who are developing with IDE's that are supported on a 4.x release while it allows teams who use newer Visual Studio versions to run Rational Team Concert 5.x clients and take full advantage of the Version 5.x features.

Bundling DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 10.1 significantly offers increased data protection, scalability, and performance for all its database-intensive operations which, based on DB2 technology, is designed to manage data more effectively and efficiently. Greater availability is delivered through enhancements such as online, automated database reorganization. In addition, the increased scalability and the ability to leverage the latest in server technology helps deliver increased performance of backup and recovery processes.

Translation information for IBM software can be found online at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/prodguid/v1r 0/clarity/index.jsp

Benefits of the capabilities in Rational Team Concert 4.0.6

Continuous delivery and planning:

  • Enhanced control for automated deployment of Rational Team Concert Builds with IBM UrbanCode Deploy

    Rational Team Concert 4.0.6 now gives you complete control over when a build should be automatically deployed to support gated continuous delivery models. A trigger policy supports conditional deliveries such as, deploy if build has no errors, or deploy if build has no errors and no warnings. You can also enable or disable the post build deploy on personal builds. You can also customize the format and naming convention of the links that are published. For added resiliency across temporary network outages, the Rational Team Concert 4.0.6 Team Build now supports a configurable time-out capability and adds additional debug tracing.

  • Improved plan usability for managing Scrum standup meetings

    It is easier to run a standup meeting with Rational Team Concert 4.0.6. In a plan view you can now refresh individual work items in a plan without having to refresh the full plan, delete draft work items from the plan, A keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+R) is supported to refresh plan contents without having to scroll to the top of the plan. For some teams who manage a plan that might contain items that target more than one "release", it now allows plans to display and edit attributes of type "deliverable." This includes the built-in Found In attribute, as well as custom attributes of this type. Deliverable attributes can now be mapped as planning attributes in the project area process and selected as supported columns in the plan editor.

  • Enhanced collaboration using new work item activity streams and viewlets

    In addition to the existing RSS feeds, Rational Team Concert 4.0.6 now introduces activity streams that contain more visual information and more control over event grouping so you can stay focused on important changes that matter to you or your team. A Work Item Activity viewlet is available in the Work Item viewlet catalog. You can watch changes to one or more projects as an activity stream, and you can configure the widget to show activities based on your level of interest (contributor or follower). You can choose not to group the activities, or you can group them by time (today, this week, last two months) or by priority (Events, Subscriptions, and Project Activity).

  • Enhanced out of the box support for agile reporting

    Three reports are added or enhanced in this release to manage project status for agile teams. In Rational Team Concert 4.0.6, there is an Advanced Release Burnup report that provides similar projections as the existing Advanced Release Burndown report. An Advanced Team Velocity Report shows the planned and completed work and shows the velocity history of the team over a series of iterations. Finally, there is a Cumulative Value Flow by State report that adds a view, by state (and not just state group) of the cumulative flow of work over time.

  • Rational Team Concert in the cloud at JazzHub from the Rational Team Concert Client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE

    If you are managing projects that use Rational Team Concert in the cloud at JazzHub, you can now manage those connections from the Visual Studio IDE integration. Code, Click, Create JazzHub public and private projects have never been easier using any supported Rational Team Concert IDE.

Larger scale, complex development:

  • Easily manage multiple plans and cross plan link relationships.

    Rational Team Concert 4.0.6 supports enhanced drag and drop support across plans and links and easier link creation. In the web client, you can now drag work items between plans by opening plans in separate browser windows, and then dragging items between the windows. You can quickly create linked items using the context menu in a plan. Finally, you can also create OSLC links by dragging work items on the Planned Items tab. Relationships, such as Tracks, Contributes To, are supported like other link types.

  • Includes enhanced support for locating change sets.

    Need to find out if your changes made it into a certain build? The locate change set feature is enhanced as follows: Baselines can now be added to the Locate Change Set editor as search targets. To add baselines, users can drag and drop baseline nodes from the Pending Changes or History view into the "Search Targets" table of the editor, or they can use the Locate Change Sets context menu action on a selection of baselines. The Locate Change Sets option is now available from the context menu of streams, repository workspaces, and snapshots, as well as baselines. The selected nodes are added as search targets in the Locate Change Sets editor. And a build results feature can now be dragged and dropped onto the Search Targets table in the Locate Change Sets editor to have their corresponding build snapshots added as a search target. This lets users answer questions, such as "Are my changes in the build yet?? or "When did my changes make it into the build?" by selecting a range of builds.

  • Organize build definitions into folders: Eclipse UI

    If you have a large enterprise or your project is producing many releases, you likely have several build definitions. It can be difficult to find a specific build definition you need in a single list. You can now organize the build definitions within a project area into folders. After you organize your build definitions into folders, other project area members can see the folder structure in the Eclipse Team Artifacts view.

  • Jazz Source Control. Command-line Interface enhancements:

    Some CLI commands are enhanced, so that you can perform operations on multiple items at once. Other commands are enhanced to work across repositories. For example, you can now associate a remote work item to a remote change set. The add work item command can now accept a work item from a remote repository.

Easier, faster migration of ClearCase-ClearQuest data to Rational Team Concert:

  • ClearCase Version Importer: Now imports ClearCase views as Rational Team Concert baselines

    A simpler tool for importing ClearCase version history into Rational Team Concert was introduced in Rational Team Concert 4.0.5. This is a stand-alone tool that does not require ClearCase synchronization to be set up to use it. In Rational Team Concert 4.0.6, the ClearCase Version Importer is greatly enhanced and now has an option to specify a list of Rational ClearCase views, and they are imported as Rational Team Concert baselines. You can specify them with either the --viewTags option or the --viewTagsFile option.

  • Manage large scale imports using the ClearCase Version Importer

    The ClearCase Version Importer command could fail in situations, such as a network glitch or a scheduled outage to apply a security patch. This is detrimental when you migrate a large volume of data that takes a significant amount of time. Now when a command fails, you can rerun the command after fixing the root cause. The command resumes the export or import operation from the previous execution. You can also plan ahead to migrate data incrementally with a smaller subset of data. The export command now has the --prevDirs and --prevDirsFile options: to do incremental imports of large amounts of data.

  • ClearQuest Importer now updates relationship links

    In the Rational Team Concert 4.0.4, the ClearQuest Importer was enhanced to update work items when running the importer multiple times. If there was a relationship link (for example, a parent-child, duplicate of, or duplicate by link), and this link was removed on the ClearQuest side, the link would not be removed on the Rational Team Concert side when performing an update. This limitation is removed in Rational Team Concert 4.0.6 and now the relationship links are updated.

Enterprise Development: Distributed to Mainframe (1)

Dependency build and promotion:

  • The Promotion report

    The promotion process now automatically generates a promotion report. The promotion report is available on the Downloads tab of the promotion build result or as a link on the External Links tab. This report includes links to any build maps that are promoted during the promotion build.

  • Ability to suppress build map links option added to promotion definition

    Previously, build map links were automatically published to the build result of promotion builds. You can turn off this feature by selecting the check box on the promotion definition, which improves processing speed. Existing promotion definitions continue to publish the links by default, but new definitions do not publish build map links unless you select the option.

  • Create snapshot that is option added to promotion definition

    The promotion definition includes an option to create a snapshot of the target stream before source code is promoted to it. If you select the option, a snapshot is automatically created when you run the promotion.

  • Follow-up action to run a target build

    A follow-up action named Run Target Build is added for the Promote Work Items (server) operation. Although component promotion runs a target build after the promotion completes, work item promotion does not include this option. With this follow-up action, you can also enable running a target build for work item promotion. You can configure this follow-up action in the Process Configuration > Operation Behavior section of your project area.

  • "Include impacted outputs" option that is added to work item promotion wizard

    An option, "Include impacted outputs," is added to the work item promotion feature. When you select the new option, the files that are affected by the work item promotion, but not directly included, are added to a list that you can select from.

  • Show summary option that is added to build subset editor

    A "show summary" option is added to the build subset feature. If you select the show summary option when you add files to a build subset using rules or work items, a "Add Files Summary" panel opens. The summary panel lists the criteria that you used to select the files, the file names, and number of files that are added to the subset.

  • Deployment: The Ant task, RetrieveChildrenWorkItems

    An Apache Ant task is added to calculate the child work items for a given set of work items. Inputs and outputs can be either work item IDs or work item UUIDs. This task can be used with requestPackagingBuildTask, for example, to collect all work items descending from a parent shipment work item, and package their build outputs. This task can also be used independently to recursively find children work items for given parents.

Note: (1) Denotes capabilities found only in Rational Team Concert Developer for IBM Enterprise platforms.

Platform support for Rational Team Concert 4.0.6 and CLM:

Rational Team Concert 4.0.6 provides IDE version support for Visual Studio 2013 support is added while maintaining compatibility back to VS 2005.

Rational Team Concert 4.0.5

Continuous delivery and planning:

Continuously build and deploy your applications with Rational Team Concert and UrbanCode Deploy.

You can now continuously build and deploy your applications with Rational Team Concert Build and UrbanCode Deploy. The UrbanCode Deploy process design tool makes it easy to define the steps required to deploy a new version of an application. Rational Team Concert 4.0.5 Team Build supports a post-build deploy option that makes it easy to create a new component version for UrbanCode to upload and then deploy into a live environment.

Quickly create a plan with multiple sprints-iterations.

If you need to quickly create a new plan with multiple sprints each running for three weeks, followed by multiple endgame iterations of one week duration, you provide the start date and the duration of each type of iteration in weeks and the start date end dates are then generated automatically.

Kanban and taskboard improvements

Teams are adopting taskboards, Kanban and scrumban methods to visualize the flow of work through the system. Rational Team Concert 4.0.5 provides support for promoting customized Kanban views for use in multiple projects. The Kanban view has been enhanced to enforce work-in-progress limits by allowing you to configure if a warning or error occurs when a WIP limit is exceeded. To enable teams to focus on the critical phases of the workflow in a taskboard or Kanban view you can now collapse and expand columns in a display.

Planning filters - It is all about me (see my work items)

If you need to filter out the plan to see just the work items that are owned by you, "Owned by me" and "Owned by Others" filters make it easy to stay focused on your plan items. This release also now supports multiple tags in a single filter expression for advanced filtering.

Simplified, default, and explicit-ranking

In Rational Team Concert 4.0.3 explicit ranking model was delivered. The explicit ranking model makes it easy to rank order a plan and maintain order while moving items around in your plan. You can also explicitly edit the rank in the new model or apply rank order above or below a selected item. In Rational Team Concert 4.0.5, an explicit ranking the default ranking model for all newly created plans is delivered. You can also migrate existing plans from the old attribute or stack based ranking model to the new explicit ranking model, if desired.

Ability to connect Eclipse IDE to cloud using JazzHub - Click-Code-Create

If you are you using the Eclipse rich client for development and need to spin up a project in real-time without having to setup and manage a server, Rational Team Concert 4.0.5 has the ability to manage your JazzHub connections in the Eclipse client. See the push button called Managing JazzHub Projects on the toolbar for the Team Artifacts View.

Copy and paste build properties

If you manage many releases and lots of continuous builds, you can now copy and paste Rational Team Concert Team Build properties between build property editors to re-use your work.

Advanced Jazz SCM Merge and Automation:

Advanced merge support to enable managing release variants

Rational Team Concert 4.0.5 allows more explicit control over change set merging which helps developers back port a bug fix or feature to earlier releases. It is now also easier to mix and match change sets from multiple work items by cherry picking change sets you want included in a release. An editor assists developers by focusing in on change sets that require manual merging while auto-merging those that do not. Traceability relationships from the old change set to the new resulting change set are maintained to understand what changes have flowed into which releases.

Improved usability for the Jazz SCM command line

Rational Team Concert now supports a consistent "verb-noun" syntax across all Jazz SCM CLI commands making it easier to automate routine SCM tasks from scripts. Backwards compatibility is maintained so existing scripts continue to run.

Configurable end-of-line handling in Jazz SCM

Embedded systems development teams support many devices and platforms and often rely on being able to control how the Jazz source control manages end of line delimiters. Now you can set the line delimiter to NONE. This setting ensures that line delimiters in a file are not changed during check-in or share operations. You can also control the setting at a per-project or server-wide level.

An importer for Base ClearCase Data:

In this release, there is support for an importer for Base ClearCase data which is much easier to setup as it does not require setting up synchronization. It also can import full version history.

Compliance and control:

Ability to query on approvals, links, and comments

Rational Team Concert 4.0.5 now allows queries on approvals to help manage reviews and sign-offs. You can now query on link relationships such as parent-child links, blocked by dependencies, attachments or any other link type. The last comment is also available in a work item query. If you hover over the comment in the query it will show the last three comments for that work item.

Bulk edit support for approvals and links

The Eclipse client now enables bulk edit support for approvals and links, making it easier to update multiple work items from a query result set at one time.

Electronic signature support in the Rational Team Concert Client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio developers can now use electronic signatures to support high rigor in sign-off approvals.

Support for work item process configuration from the web UI

It is now possible to configure the pre-conditions and follow-up actions for work item related operations using the web UI.

Ability to report on project and team roles and membership for audit control

Data on project-team membership and roles are now loaded into the data warehouse and are available for writing reports from Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence.

Work item drill down on any point in trend line reports

In this release, you can click on any point in the following trend line reports, which will open a detailed drill down report that lists the work items that contributed to the selected value. The trend reports that support this new drill down include:

  • Open versus closed work items
  • Open work items by type
  • Open work items
  • Defect backlog
  • Burn down
  • Burn up
  • Work items by priority

Visual representation of work item tags

The look and feel of the tags widget in work items is redesigned. Each tag has a visual identity rather than a comma-separated list. Users can edit and navigate freely between tags by using the keyboard and the widget supports auto-completion.

Auto-manage reports usage of system resources:

In Rational Team Concert 4.0.4 teams can view and cancel running reports on a Jazz Team Server. In Rational Team Concert 4.0.5, you can now configure your server to automatically cancel reports that have been running for more than a specified amount of time. This limit can prevent reports from consuming too many server resources and help maintain server performance for all users.

Platform support for Rational Team Concert 4.0.5-CLM:

Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management 4.0.5 provides support for:

  • Internet Explorer 10
  • FireFox 24ESR
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Traditional WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5

Enterprise Development - Distributed to mainframe:(1)

Remote project support on z/OS:(1)

Rational Team Concert 4.0.5 now supports the ability for an IDE to run on a local distributed client and have the SCM project data live on a remote z/OS host. The first IDE releases to make use of this capability will be Rational Developer for z and the TPF toolkit.

Dependency build - Exclude components from build pre- processing:(1)

Allows the user to exclude components they do not care about to speed up the build processing This is especially useful in a mixed technology application.

ISPF Client - Accept All Option:(1)

The ISPF client includes an Accept All action, available in the incoming Change Sets panel.

ISPF Client - Better sandbox data sets and directory cleanup:(1)

When unloading or deleting a repository workspace, the ISPF client now deletes any SCM_WORK directories and data sets to keep the SCM work directory clean. If a data set that is to be deleted after the unload or delete operations contains members, ISPF panels are displayed to allow users to process members, such as creating back up files, and perform data set cleanup actions.

Enterprise deployment - Usability enhancements:(1)

Work item packaging of affected output:(1)

The Create Package wizard now has an option to run a work-item package that includes impacted outputs.

Package preview:(1)

The Create Package wizard now has an option to run a preview package.

Export packaging query results:(1)

The Queried Results view now has an option to export the results to a file, which can be useful when you export packages that are created from a package definition or that are deployed by a deployment definition

Ant tasks for script based packaging and deployment:(1)

Ant tasks were added for packaging and deployment action to provide a flexible, scriptable alternative to submitting packaging and deployment requests from the GUI.
Note: (1) Denotes capabilities found only in Rational Team Concert Developer for IBM Enterprise Platforms.

Bundling DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 10.1 significantly offers increased data protection, scalability, and performance for all its database-intensive operations which, based on IBM DB2 technology, is designed to manage data more effectively and efficiently. Greater availability is delivered through enhancements such as online, automated database reorganization. In addition, the increased scalability and the ability to influence the latest in server technology helps deliver increased performance of backup and recovery processes.

Translation information for IBM software can be found online

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/prodguid/v1r 0/clarity/index.jsp

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Software requirements


  • AIX 7.1 Power System - Big Endian
  • AIX 6.1 Power System - Big Endian


  • IBM i 7.1 Power System - Big Endian
  • IBM i 6.1 Power System - Big Endian


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 6 x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 6 x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 6 x86-64
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 x86-64
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86-64
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11.0 x86-32
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 System z
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 Power System - Big Endian
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 6 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 Power System - Big Endian
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 System z
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11.0 x86-64

Mac OS

  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 x86-64
  • OS X Lion 10.7 x86-64
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 x86-32


  • Solaris 11 SPARC
  • Solaris 10 SPARC


  • Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition x86-64
  • Windows 7 Ultimate x86-32
  • Windows 8.1 Professional x86-64
  • Windows 8.1 Standard x86-64
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition x86-64
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise x86-64
  • Windows 7 Professional x86-32
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition x86-64
  • Windows 7 Professional x86-64
  • Windows 7 Enterprise x86-32
  • Windows 7 Enterprise x86-64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition x86-64
  • Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64


  • z/OS 1.12 System z
  • z/OS 2.1 System z
  • z/OS 1.13 System z

For additional system requirements details, see

https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Deployment/CLMSystemRequirements405 406

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