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The foundation of the Collaborative Lifecycle Management solution

Jazz Foundation 4.0.5

Product Release / Trial | December 6, 2013
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Jazz Foundation 4.0.5 New & Noteworthy

Jazz Foundation 4.0.5 New & Noteworthy

Jazz Foundation is an integral part of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). For new and noteworthy information about other parts of the Rational solution for CLM, see these pages:

New in previous versions of Jazz Foundation

For details about new features and functionality in previous releases, see these pages:

New in Jazz Foundation 4.0.5

CLM server monitoring (a technical preview feature)

Enabling server monitoring

The CLM server monitoring capability, previously known as Smarter Server, is a technical preview feature and is not officially supported at this time. It is installed by default and can be enabled through Java Management Extensions (JMX) by using a tool such as JConsole. For more information, see the Server Monitoring section of the Deployment wiki.

Jazz Foundation Services

Support for online backup of work item indices

In addition to resource description framework (RDF) and text indices, work item indices are now backed up when you use the online repotools -backupJFSIndexes command. For example, start a change and configuration management (CCM) server, and then run the following online command:

repotools-ccm -backupJFSIndexes toFile=indices_backup.zip

The resulting indices_backup.zip file includes the work item indices directory.

Jazz process

Archiving and restoring process description data

To avoid the permanent loss of process description, practice, category, and practice element data, you can archive this information instead of deleting it. If you need the archived information again, you can restore it.

Archive Process Description and Practice

Searching for members and administrators

You can now filter both the Members and Administrators sections by user name, ID, email, and role. This search functionality helps to find users in large project or team areas.

Member Search Field

Selecting multiple administrators

You can now select multiple administrators when you edit a project or team area. This functionality enables bulk actions for administrators, such as removals.

Administrator Multi-Selection

Clearing the current iteration

When an iteration is no longer the current iteration, and another iteration is not planned, you can now clear the current iteration selection. This enhancement prevents any views that display the current status from showing information about that iteration.

Unsetting Current Iteration

New location for Export Process Template button

The button to export a process template from the current process of a project area moved from the Active Project Areas page to the project area editor.

New Export Process Template Location

New window to create timelines and iterations

The windows to create timelines and iterations have been replaced with a window that supports the creation of multiple iterations at the same time. You provide a starting date and the duration of each type of iteration in weeks, and the start and end dates of each iteration are calculated automatically.

New Dialog to Create Timelines and Iterations

Licensing

In the 4.0.5 release, the default time-out values for licenses changed:

  • Floating licenses: The default time-out value changed from 7200 seconds (120 minutes) to 3600 seconds (60 minutes).
  • Token licenses: The default time-out value changed from 7200000 ms (120 minutes) to 1800000 ms (30 minutes).

In 4.0.5, the minimum time-out values for licenses are as follows:

  • Floating licenses: The minimum time-out value changed from 7200 seconds (120 minutes) to 1800 seconds (30 minutes).
  • Token licenses: The minimum time-out value remains at 1800000 ms (30 minutes). This value has been the same since the 4.0.3 release.
For information about how to change the time-out values for licenses, see the documentation:

In the 4.0.5 release, the reset frequency for the time-out of token licenses changed. Before this release, the time-out value was reset only after the license expired. Now, most actions reset the time-out value of the license to the value of the time-out. This change makes the resetting of the time-out for token licenses the same as for floating licenses. This change causes the lmgrd.log file on the Rational License Key Server to increase in size faster than it used to, because each reset of the license causes entries to be written to the lmgrd.log file. That file is in the common directory. For example, on Windows systems, the file is typically in C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\RationalRLKS\common\lmgrd.log.

Reporting

Limiting report execution time

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.

Setting the maximum report execution time (in this example, 10 minutes)

Extract, transform, and load (ETL) for membership and roles data

The membership and roles data for projects and teams is now loaded into the data warehouse.

Data New data warehouse table location
Project membership
RIODS.PROJECT_MEMBER_LOOKUP
Team membership
RIODS.TEAM_MEMBER_LOOKUP
Project roles
RIODS.PROJECT_ROLE
RIODS.PROJECT_ROLE_MEMBER_LOOKUP
Team roles
RIODS.TEAM_ROLE
RIODS.TEAM_ROLE_MEMBER_LOOKUP
Parent team ID
RIODS.TEAM