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IBM Rational Asset Manager

A collaborative environment for creating and governing software assets

Rational Asset Manager

Product Release / Trial | December 16, 2010
This is not the most recent version. We recommend Rational Asset Manager . This is made available for archival purposes and may contain bugs and/or security vulnerabilities. If you do download this version, it is being provided AS IS, without warranties of any kind, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We strongly advise you review the support pages for this version and update the product or take actions recommended therein. Security bulletins contain instructions for the security vulnerability addressed therein, and may require upgrading to a newer version. Link to security vulnerability blog: IBM PSIRT blog.

Rational Asset Manager New & Noteworthy

Rational Asset Manager New & Noteworthy

The following features are a few of the more noteworthy items that are new in IBM® Rational® Asset Manager version For a full list of work items delivered in the fixpack, see the work items associated with these Plan Items:-


Multiple Licensing Servers

Support for multiple licensing servers on different subnetworks enables an Idle Standby failover strategy for high availability.

Import and Export of Category Schema Definitions

Administrators can import and export category schema definition files in XML and JSON formats. An exported category schema file can be edited with any XML or text editor and imported back into the repository.

Restrict Relationships

Administrators can configure asset types to restrict which relationships can be used.

Screenshot showing asset type configuration
Screenshot showing relationship types being restricted

Data Warehousing with Rational Insight

The data warehouse enables query optimization through data marts (STAR schemas), cross-product reporting, and historical trends. IBM® Rational® Insight uses the extract, transform, and load (ETL) process to extract data from the Rational Asset Manager by using an ODBC XDC driver.

Screenshot showing Rational Insight datawarehouse overview diagram

Rational Insight for Reporting on Work Items Associated with Assets

By using the data warehouse reporting capability in Rational Insight, users can run reports on work items associated with an asset. For example, you might right a report to find all assets in a specific community that are associated to open and high priority enhancements.

Screenshot showing asset rtc work item report

Lifecycle Configuration

Rational Build Forge Policy

The Rational Build Forge policy launches automation projects in IBM® Rational® Build Forge®. Example uses include launching build processes and deploying applications.

Screenshot showing the configuration dialog for the Rational Build Forge policy

Policy for Configuring Collaborators

The new Modify Reviewers from a Group policy can add a user group as a collaborator based on the value of an asset attribute. The value of the attribute must be the name of the user group.

Screenshot showing new Modify Reviewers from a Group policy

The Modify Reviewer Policy can now be used to configure email and edit settings for collaborators, in addition to adding review collaborators.

Screenshot showing Collaborator Type setting.

Email Collaborators

Administrators and lifecycle managers can add the Send Email policy to states to email all collaborators, reviewers with outstanding reviews, asset owners, and others. The policy is useful for reminding reviewers to submit their review for the asset.

Screenshot showing Collaborator Type setting.

Copy Attribute Policy

The value for the attribute of an asset must often match the value of an attribute of a related asset. For example, the Product Manager of a Release asset might be the Business Owner for a Document of Understanding asset. The Copy Attribute policy sets the value of an asset attribute to the value of a related asset. The attributes must be of the same type, such as text, user, or link.

Screenshot showing the configuration dialog for the Copy Attribute policy

Eclipse Client Support for Rational Team Concert 3.0

The Rational Asset Manager Eclipse client supports IBM® Rational® Team Concert™ 3.0.

Stability and Performance Improvements

Submitting and updating assets from the Eclipse client is more stable and the performance of the linked artifact builder is improved.

Miscellaneous Enhancements

Expanded Search Filters

You can click View more under the search filter groups to expand the filter section and search for filters.

Expanded search filter section

This fixpack includes changes to which artifacts the application chooses to feature. The application can now automatically feature files with these file extensions: .pdf, .htm, .html, .gif, .jpg, or .png. Users who have permission to modify the asset can still change its featured content.