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PI25505: HTTP TESTS BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY TO GREEN HAT SOFTWARE GH TESTER

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Some tests that passed with GH Tester now fail when running in
    Rational Integration Tester (RIT).
    The first iteration of a test after starting RIT might work but
    subsequent ones fail.
    
    In GH Tester, HTTP connections are created for each action.
    In RIT, HTTP connections are pooled and are re-used to improve
    performance.
    
    For systems that expect new connections the RIT connection
    pooling causes problems.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * A small number of users of Rational Integration Tester       *
    * working with HTTP.                                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * Users experienced changes in HTTP connection behavior when   *
    * upgrading from Green Hat Tester version 5.x to Rational      *
    * Integration Tester 8.x                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A start-up option has been added to turn off HTTP connection
    pooling, which reverts behavior to that in Green Hat Tester 5.x.
    Use of this option does reduce performance and should only be
    used on the advice of IBM Support.  The start-up option can be
    specified in Library Manager for Rational Integration Tester and
    the Rational Integration Tester Agent (for Rational Test
    Virtualization Server or Rational Performance Test Server
    customers) and consists of the following string:
    
    -Dgreenhat.http.pooling.off=true
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI25505

  • Reported component name

    RATL INTEGRA TE

  • Reported component ID

    5725G79IT

  • Reported release

    851

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-09-11

  • Closed date

    2015-06-25

  • Last modified date

    2015-06-25

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RATL INTEGRA TE

  • Fixed component ID

    5725G79IT

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSN

       UP

  • R801 PSN

       UP

  • R850 PSN

       UP

  • R851 PSY

       UP

  • R860 PSY

       UP

  • R870 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Test Workbench

Software version: 8.5.1

Reference #: PI25505

Modified date: 25 June 2015