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Rational Performance Tester Fix Pack 2 ( for 8.5



IBM Rational Performance Tester has been made generally available.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description

The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.

This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.

The Known side effects section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.

Supporting Documentation
Document Description

Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.

The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page to browse for additional information centers.

Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.


Prerequisites include:

Version of IBM Installation Manager required: IBM Installation Manager -

Installation Instructions


If you have already installed Rational Performance Tester Agent version 8.5 and want to use agent mode, you must first uninstall version 8.5 and then install version

  1. Download the 8.5 main installation zip or install from 8.5 media and start Installation Manager.
  2. On the Install Packages page, select the Check for Other Versions, Fixes, and Extensions check box. If you have internet access, Installation Manager will find the version
  3. Select it and proceed with install.
  4. On the Licensing panel, accept the license terms for agent mode.
  5. On the Configuration panel, click Rational Performance Tester Agent Configuration Panel and click the appropriate agent mode option for RPTS or RTVS as appropriate.

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The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a maintenance release of Rational Performance Tester 8.5, targeted solely for customers of Rational Test Workbench, Rational Performance Test Server or Rational Test Virtualization Server.

Test Results


Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known issues to report.

Problems Solved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known Side Effects

The following client reported defects were not resolved in this release:

Provide a URL to a query, dashboard, DCF page or place the table in-line in this section.

Review the following list of open defects.

APAR Description
PM75508 [Citrix Extension] OCR does not work on 2008 R2
PM91459 RPT's Search (Ctrl-H) fails for Test Log Search
PM92978 RPT Proxy recorder unable to record HTTPS sites when the browser uses NTLMv2 authenticated proxy server
PM93649 RPT playback hangs on 16th attempt to access page requiring digital certificate
PM94331 AMF-transformed POST causes "java.lang.Boolean cannot be cast to [Ljava.lang.Object" response from server
PM94414 RPT Test Editor takes a very long time to show Search match in HTTP test with large responses
PM94464 Protocol Data Viewer displays message box about ActiveX control and freezes
PM94976 RPT 8.3 fixpack 1 exit iteration on error not working correctly
PM95398 Problem specifying binary byte in Socket Receive regular expression
PM95627 Data Transformation (JsoAdapter) on Java Serialized Object throws an exception due to Invalid Content

Change History

What's new

Changes in this version are solely for the benefit of customers of Rational Test Workbench, Rational Performance Test Server, or Rational Test Virtualization Server who are using Rational Performance Tester or the Rational Performance Tester Agent.

When installing the Rational Performance Tester Agent as part of IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server, Rational Performance Test Server, or Rational Performance Tester products, the install configuration panel now includes an 'Agent Mode' option. The 'Agent Mode' enables support for token licensing and should only be selected if you have received special instructions to do so from IBM Support..

If Rational Performance Tester was obtained as part of Rational Test Workbench, the version contains a fix needed for Linux or AIX Rational Performance Test Agents that are installed as part of the PVU-based Rational Performance Test Server or Rational Test Virtualization Server products,

Click the link in the Download Options column:

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)?
Rational Performance Tester 24 Sep 2013 English 5897000 FC

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Document information

More support for: Rational Performance Tester

Component: Installation

Software version:

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 4035806

Modified date: 07 May 2019