IBM Rational Software Architect Designer product family release delivers enhanced and broader support for DevOps

IBM United States Software Announcement 215-409
September 8, 2015


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IBM® Rational® Software Architect Designer V9.5 delivers eGit support for working with models stored in Git from Rational Software Architect, Rational Software Architect Real Time, and Rational Software Architect for WebSphere® Software.

The integration is based on latest version of eGit (eGit 4.0.1). Main eGit commands are now adapted for working with model files (.emx, .emf, .bpx, .topologyy, and .topologyv):

  • Compare
  • Merge
  • Merge tool
  • Rebase
  • Pull
  • Cherry pick


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With Version 9.5, Rational Software Architect and Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Application Server is replaced by Rational Software Architect Designer and Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Application.

Rational Software Architect Designer is a bundle of Rational Software Architect and Design Manager. Similarly, Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere is a bundle of Rational Software Architect for WebSphere and Design Manager.

Customers are entitled to use Rational Software Architect Designer, instead of Rational Software Architect. This allows them to use Design Manager without additional cost of license. Similarly, for Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software, customers can use Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software, which gives them access to use Design Manager.

Changes in the extensions offering

With Version 9.5, the following extensions are merged into core products (for example, Rational Software Architect Designer and Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere). The cost of these extensions are included in core products. There are no additional costs for these extensions:

  • Extensions for C++
  • Extensions for Communication Applications
  • Extension for Simulation Toolkit

Merging of deployment and planning extensions

With Version 9.5, the following extensions are merged into Extension for Deployment Planning:

  • Extension for Deployment Automation Planning
  • Deployment Automation Content Pack for Rational Automation Framework and WebSphere Application Server


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Linux™ and Microsoft™ Windows™ operating systems are supported.

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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September 18, 2015



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Support for Eclipse 4.4

Rational Software Architect delivers new support for Eclipse 4.4.2.

Support for Java™ 8

Rational Software Architect now supports Java 8.

IBM Software Update Notifier

IBM Software Update Notifier provides a system tray icon that alerts customers when there are new updates that are available for their installed IBM offerings. The tool also notifies them when there are updates to the materials that are published in the IBM Support Portal.

Repackaging of Rational Software Architect and Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Application Server

  • Rational Software Architect and Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Application Server is replaced by Rational Software Architect Designer and Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Application Server, respectively.
  • Rational Software Architect Designer is a bundle of Rational Software Architect and Design Manager, similarly Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere is a bundle of Rational Software Architect for WebSphere and Design Manager.
  • Customers are entitled to use Rational Software Architect Designer instead of Rational Software Architect. Customers can use Design Manager without additional cost of license.
  • Similarly, for Rational Software Architect for WebSphere customers can use Rational Software Architect Designer for Webephere which gives them access to use Design Manager.

Changes in Extensions offering

With Version 9.5 onwards, the following extensions are merged into core products (for example, Rational Software Architect Desginer and Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere) and the cost of these extensions is included in core products. There will be no additional cost for these extensions:

  • Extensions for C++
  • Extensions for Communication Applications
  • Extension for Simulation Toolkit

Merging of deployment and planning extensions

With Version 9.5, the following extensions are merged into Extension for Deployment Planning:

  • Extension for Deployment Automation Planning
  • Deployment Automation Content Pack for Rational Automation Framework and WebSphere Application Server

Third-party Open Source software

Some of these products may include, as part of their bills of material (installable images), third-party Open Source software components that owners of the products commonly use in combination with the products. This is done purely as a convenience to the customer. These components are provided as is and IBM does not assume any responsibility for technical support of these components. Technical support of these components is the responsibility of the open source software communities that produce them.

Customers are responsible to seek technical support directly from those communities. Also, such third-party components might not conform to IBM internal standards for software accessibility and internationalization (for example, such components might be English-only). To the extent that IBM provides internally produced software that implements specific points of integration with such third-party components, or software that provides support for installing such third-party components, IBM does assume responsibility for technical support of the integration and-or installation software.

At this time, in the products that are the subject of this announcement, these third-party components are included as is in the products' bills of material:

  • (Apache) Cordova
  • Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse
  • Eclipse Marketplace Client
  • eGit

Deprecations

These capabilities are declared to be deprecated and they might be removed from the product in some future release. Customers who believe they would be adversely impacted by future removal of these capabilities should inform Rational Client Support, so that their feedback can be considered in future product planning.

  • Extension for Simulation Toolkit (Refer to the Repackaging section for more details)
  • Extension for Communication Applications (Refer to the Repackaging section for more details)

Edit model merge results

The Edit Merged Result button in the Merge editor is deprecated. The button is not always visible, and can only be used in certain specific circumstances. In the documentation, IBM recommend users not to use it since it can corrupt models if used incorrectly. There is support for Compare-Merge tasks, which allow users to mark places in the model that needs to be edited after the merge session. This is the recommended way to work.

Rational Software Architect Real Time Edition only: Code generator customization scheme for C++ code generation.

In addition to above sections, Third-party Open Source software and Deprecations, the same limitations as referenced in Software Announcement 215-380, dated September 1, 2015, also apply.



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Program number VRM Program name
5725-A30 9.5.0 Rational Software Architect Designer
5724-I70 9.5.0 Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere
5724-G20 9.5.0 IBM Rational Software Architect Real Time


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Publications
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The IBM Publications Center portal is located at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Disk space: 3.5 GB minimum for installing and additional disk space for development resources; 7.0 GB required when installing from a download. Minimum disk space can be reduced if optional features and run times are not installed .

Display: 1024 x 768; 1280 X 1024 recommended

Memory

  • Minimum: 2 GB RAM
  • Recommended: 4 GB RAM
  • Large workspace-multiple WebSphere Application Server: 6 GB RAM

Processor

  • Minimum: 32-bit (x86) dual core
  • Recommended: 64-bit (x64) quad core, or better
  • Large workspace-multiple WebSphere Application Server: 64-bit (x64) processor, i5, i7 or better (or AMD equivalent )

Software requirements

Linux

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11.0 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 Update 3 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 Update 4 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 6 Update 4 x86-64
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 6 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 7 x86-64
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 x86-64
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 12.0 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 7 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 7 x86-64
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 6 Update 3 x86-64
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP2 x86-64

Mac OS: OS X Yosemite 10.10 x86-64

Windows:

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

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

Rational Software Architect Designer



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Product: Rational Software Architect Designer


Passport Advantage®

Charge metric

Program name PID number Charge metric
Rational Software Architect Designer 5725-A30 Per Floating User Single Install
Rational Software Architect Designer 5725-A30 Per Authorized User

Floating User Single Install

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Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case the following applies: Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the Program or that is otherwise managed by the Program is considered a separate User of the Program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Authorized User

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Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case the following applies: Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the Program or that is otherwise managed by the Program is considered a separate User of the Program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.



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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage®, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

Product LI Number
Rational Software Architect Designer V9.5 L-MAXN-9SYEN7
Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere V9.5 L-MAXN-9SYERV
Rational Software Architect Designer RealTime V9.5 L-MAXN-9SYEU6

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express®. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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