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IBM Rational Asset Manager

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Rational Asset Manager

Product Release / Trial | March 18, 2011
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.

Download and Install

Before installing the product, review the release notes to understand the system requirements and known issues.

  1. From the All Downloads tab, download the package for your platform.
  2. Extract the contents of the .zip file into a temporary location.
  3. Launch IBM® Rational Asset Manager launchpad:
    • On Windows® platforms: Run the launchpad.exe file.
    • On Linux® platforms: Run the file.
  4. Launch IBM® Installation Manager:
    • Click on the Install link in the launchpad to start and, if required, install the IBM Installation Manager.
    • Once Installation Manager starts, select the Install link to start the installation of Rational Asset Manager.
  5. If you already have a database installed, install the Rational Asset Manager server. If you do not have a database installed, install one. You can use the link from the launchpad to install an IBM DB2® database.
  6. Configure the Rational Asset Manager server by using the server setup utility; for instructions, see the Installation Guide. Use the 60-day trial license to complete the installation.


Before you upgrade, you must install or upgrade to version 8.1.1 of Rational License Server.

For Windows, Linux, and UNIX platforms, the latest version of the Rational License Server is available as one of the components that you can download from your Passport Advantage account when you purchase Rational Asset Manager.

If you cannot download the license server through your Passport Advantage account, you can also download it as follows:

  1. Log into the Rational Download Center. To log in, you must register an IBM ID and password.
  2. On the Download and Licensing Center page, near the "Downloads for evaluations" or "Downloads for end of quarter orders" heading, click Go here to download the Product.
  3. On the Rational Product Releases Page, select IBM Rational License Server V8.1.1 (or later) and then click Continue at the bottom of the page. Follow the prompts to download the license server.

To update Rational Asset Manager from a previous version, you do not need to use the launchpad. Instead, use Installation Manager:

Open Installation Manager, click Update, and select the installed Rational Asset Manager package group to update the product with this version.

Follow the Installation Guide

The Rational Asset Manager installation guide contains information and tips that you can use to complete the entire process. Start with the Installation roadmap to create the list of topics that apply to your specific installation scenario.

Create a Rational Asset Manager image on the Cloud

Rather than downloading and installing the product, you can try Rational Asset Manager by creating an instance of the Rational Asset Manager image on the IBM Cloud.

Learn how to create an instance of Rational Asset Manager on the IBM Smart Business Development and Test on the IBM Cloud.

Visit the forums

If you need additional guidance while setting up or using Rational Asset Manager, please visit the forums to ask a question. Rational Asset Manager developers and other community members monitor this forum and answer questions.

Report a bug or submit a suggestion

The Rational Asset Manager development team uses their own tools to develop Rational Asset Manager. If you find a bug or have a suggestion for an enhancement to Rational Asset Manager, please create a work item.