IBM Rational Solution for Test Automation V8.7.1 delivers new capabilities for continuous testing and service virtualization

IBM United States Software Announcement 215-428
October 6, 2015


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The modern enterprise deploys mobile applications and multichannel web experiences to reach new customers and business opportunities. These applications are connected to corporate systems through the use of a wide variety of middleware and integration platforms. The IBM® Rational® Solution for Test Automation helps you:

  • Ensure the integrity and quality of these customer-reaching business processes.
  • Save time and cost with an integrated, quality management platform that supports a process for continuous application delivery.


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The Rational Solution for Test Automation V8.7.1 helps to accelerate end-to-end testing of multichannel, interconnected applications, with new features for service virtualization, mobile, and web UI testing.

An integral part of the Rational solution for DevOps, the Rational Test Workbench offerings enable continuous testing for faster software delivery across the enterprise. The offerings include:

  • Rational Test Workbench
  • Rational Test Virtualization Server
  • Rational Performance Test Server
  • Rational Performance Tester
  • Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality


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Requires Capilano Components (IBM Installation Manager and IBM Packaging Utility) V1.7 and future fix packs.

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



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Planned availability date
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October 7, 2015



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Description
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Rational Solution for Test Automation V8.7 includes the following offerings and capabilities:

Rational Test Workbench

Integration testing

  • Support for Swagger - build tests from Swagger definitions
  • Rational Software Architect Integration (import design assets to build tests)
  • Runtime analysis of code for discovery of topologies (from which tests are built)
  • Support for Pure Patterns

Mobile and unified, web UI test automation

  • Technology currency
  • Diagnostics and debug
  • Ease of use and prioritized RFEs

Rational Test Virtualization Server and Rational Performance Test Server

  • Support for Swagger. Build tests from Swagger definitions.
  • Support for Pure Patterns (Rational Test Virtualization Server and Rational Integration Tester (RIT) only).
  • Rational Software Architect Integration. Import design assets to build tests.
  • Runtime analysis of code for discovery of topologies from which tests are built.
  • Response time breakdown for WebSphere® Application Server (update for Rational Performance Test Server).
  • Enhancements for load generation in the cloud ( Rational Performance Test Server).

Note: Rational Performance Tester supports load and performance testing. It does not provide virtualization. Rational Test Virtualization Server provides both load and virtualization capability.



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Program number VRM Program name
5725-G79 8.7.1 IBM Rational Test Workbench
5725-G94 8.7.1 IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server
5725-G93 8.7.1 IBM Rational Performance Test Server
5724-J96 8.7.1 IBM Rational Performance Tester
5724-S34 8.7.1 IBM Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality


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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 GB of free disk space (full install)

Display: Minimum 1024 x 768 resolution by using 256 colors (or higher for best results)

Memory: 4 GB or greater of RAM

Processor: Minimum 2 GHz Intel™ Core 2 Duo processor or equivalent

Software requirements

Supported operating systems

AIX®

  • AIX 7.1 POWER® System - Big Endian
  • AIX 6.1 POWER System - Big Endian

Linux™

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 x86-32
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 4 Server x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 3 Advanced Platform x86-64
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x86-64
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 2 Advanced Platform x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 6 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 5 Advanced Platform x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 1 Advanced Platform x86-64
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 7 Advanced Platform x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 5 Server x86-32
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS x86-32
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 3 Advanced Platform x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 Update 2 IBM z Systems™
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 Update 2 IBM z Systems
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Advanced Platform x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Advanced Platform x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 2 Advanced Platform x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 5 Advanced Platform x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 6 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 6 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 8 Advanced Platform x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Desktop editions x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Server POWER System - Big Endian
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11.0 x86-32
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 4 Advanced Platform x86-64
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11.0 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 8 Advanced Platform x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 Update 2 IA64
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 6 x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Desktop editions x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 4 Advanced Platform x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 6 x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 6 x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 7 Advanced Platform x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 6 Advanced Platform x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 3 Server x86-32
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 1 Advanced Platform x86-32
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 6 Advanced Platform x86-64

Mac OS

  • OS X Lion 10.7.3 x86-64
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10 x86-64
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10 x86-64
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9 x86-64
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9 x86-64
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9 x86-64

Mobile OS

  • iOS 7
  • iOS 7.1
  • Android 4.1
  • iOS 8
  • iOS 6.1
  • Android 4.4
  • Android 4.0
  • Android 2.3
  • Android 4.2
  • iOS 8.1
  • Android 4.3

Windows™

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition x86-64
  • Windows 8 Professional x86-32
  • Windows 8.1 Professional x86-64
  • Windows 7 Enterprise x86-64
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition x86-64
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition x86-64
  • Windows 7 Ultimate x86-32
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x86-64
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x86-64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition x86-64
  • Windows 8.1 Professional ARM
  • Windows 7 Professional x86-32
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition x86-64
  • Windows 8 Professional x86-64
  • Windows Vista Business x86-32
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Enterprise Edition x86-64
  • Windows 8 Standard x86-64
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition x86-64
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition x86-64
  • Windows Vista Enterprise x86-64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition x86-64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition x86-64
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise x86-64
  • Windows Server 2008 Web Edition x86-64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition x86-64
  • Windows 7 Enterprise x86-32
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Edition x86-64
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials Edition x86-64
  • Windows Vista Ultimate x86-32
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation Edition x86-64
  • Windows Vista Enterprise x86-32
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition x86-32
  • Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
  • Windows 8 Enterprise x86-64
  • Windows 8 Enterprise x86-32
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition x86-64
  • Windows Vista Business x86-64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Datacenter Edition x86-64
  • Windows 8 Standard x86-32
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Standard Edition x86-64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Standard Edition x86-64
  • Windows 7 Professional x86-64
  • Windows 8.1 Standard 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 Test Workbench
  • Rational Test Virtualization Server
  • Rational Performance Test Server
  • Rational Performance Tester
  • Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality


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Product: Rational Solution for Test Automation



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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 name LI Number
IBM Rational Test Workbench L-BAJS-9YNQXB
IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server L-BAJS-9YNR2Q
IBM Rational Performance Test Server L-BAJS-9YNQZW
IBM Rational Performance Tester L-BAJS-9VVJGJ
IBM Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality L-BAJS-9VVJXB
IBM Rational Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition L-BAJS-9YNR3T

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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