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March 16, 2018

IBM Rational Asset Manager

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Rational Asset Manager

Product Release / Trial | January 22, 2016
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 you install the product, review the system requirements and known issues in the download document.

  1. On the All Downloads tab, download the package for your platform.
  2. Extract the contents of the .zip file to a temporary location.
  3. Start the IBM® Rational Asset Manager launchpad:
    • On Windows® platforms: Run the launchpad.exe file.
    • On Linux® platforms: Run the file.

    Tip: The Optional Programs tab lists prerequisites for installing Rational Asset Manager.

  4. Start the IBM® Installation Manager:
    • In the launchpad, click the Install link to start Installation Manager. You can choose to either install from the web or from a local downloaded location. If Installation Manager is not installed or you are using an earlier version of that product, Installation Manager is automatically installed or updated.
    • After Installation Manager starts, click the Install link to start the installation of Rational Asset Manager.
  5. If a database is already installed, install the Rational Asset Manager server. If a database is not installed, install one. To install an IBM DB2® database, click the database link in the launchpad.
  6. Configure the Rational Asset Manager server by using the server setup utility. For instructions, see the installation topics in the help system. Use the 60-day trial license to complete the installation.


When you install this release, use the trial license. To download the trial license:

  1. Log on to the IBM Support Portal. To log on, you must register an IBM ID and password.
  2. Enter Rational License Key Server in the Product Finder field and click it in the drop-down list.
  3. Select Rational License Key Server 8.1.4 (or later) and then follow the prompts to download the license server.

To learn more about updating Rational Asset Manager from a previous version, see Upgrading Rational Asset Manager in the Knowledge Center.

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.

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.