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March 22, 2018

IBM Rational Build Forge

Automate and accelerate build and release processes

Rational Build Forge

Product Release / Trial | September 8, 2017
This is not the most recent version. We recommend Rational Build Forge . 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.

Plan and prepare

  • Check requirements: Before installing the product, check the requirements for the software to install:
    • To use IBM® Rational® Build Forge®, run the Detailed system requirements report. To run the report, select your Product, Version and Operating System. Note: For fix pack releases, choose the parent version of your product.
    • To use the included build acceleration utility, Build Catalyst, check the system requirements in the "Build Catalyst" topic in the Rational Build Forge Information Center.
  • Read about new features and changes: See New and Noteworthy and Release Notes for information about features, fixes, and known issues in this release.
  • Upgrades: Upgrading to or from this beta release is not supported. See the Upgrading tab.

Download and install

For information about which Rational Build Forge components to download and how to install those components, see Download and install.

Download images are posted on the All Downloads tab.

Read the documentation

For an overview of Rational Build Forge and a description of how to install a stand-alone deployment, see the Rational Build Forge 8.0 Quick Start Guide. This high-level information applies for version 8.0.

For details about installation methods and options, see the PDF of Rational Build Forge Version 8.0 Information Center. Also see the information center for information about use, configuration, and examples.

Learn and explore

For additional guidance while setting up or using Rational Build Forge, visit the forums to ask a question. Developers and other community members monitor this forum and answer questions.

Report a bug or submit a suggestion

If you find a bug or have a suggestion for an enhancement, visit the Work Items page to create a work item.


See the Rational Support page on for information about support resources. Search the IBM Support Portal for Rational Build Forge.