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Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 6.0

Product Release / Trial | June 26, 2015
This is not the most recent version. We recommend Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 6.0.5 . 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 Engineering Lifecycle Manager 6.0 "New and Noteworthy"

Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 6.0 New & Noteworthy

Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager unlocks engineering knowledge from multiple lifecycle management tools, to provide insights you need to work smarter and faster on complex engineering projects. With Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager you visualize the relationships among engineering data, which simplifies common analysis activities, such as:

  • Change impact analysis: what work must we do for this change request?
  • Situational awareness: where are we as we converge towards done?
  • Validity checking: is our engineering information complete and related correctly?

Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager is an optional product that you can install with the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). You can install the product using the CLM Web Installer; Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager is also included in the IBM Installation Manager CLM repositories.

You require a license to install Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager.

For an introduction to Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager, see the following resources:

New in Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 6.0

Simplified deployment

You no longer need to install Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager separately. The product is now included in the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) launchpad, and in the launchpad for the Rational solution for software and systems engineering (SSE). Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager is also available in the CLM and SSE Installation Manager repositories. Use the Interactive installation guide to build a set of instructions that fit your installation scenario.

Licensing

Upgrading Rational Engineering Lifecyle Manager token licenses from 5.0 to 6.0 requires extra steps

Upgrading Rational Engineering Lifecyle Manager token licenses from 5.0 to 6.0 requires extra steps. For more information, read this Jazz.net article.

Token license packaging in 6.0

Because of issues with generating both 5.0 and 6.0 token licenses from the License Key Center (the license generator would time out and no licenses were generated), version 5.0 licenses are no longer generated when you generate 6.0 token licenses. The only exception is for Rational DOORS 9.6 customers, where 5.0 and 6.0 token client access licenses (CALs) are generated for Rational DOORS Next Generation Analyst and Rational DOORS Next Generation Contributor. All other licenses are generated for version 6.0 only. For version 5.0 token licenses, contact IBM Support.

Rational License Key Server lmgrd.log file output is different in 6.0

In version 6.0, the output of the Rational License Key Server lmgrd.log file includes the client access license (CAL) role type. For details, see the Collaborative Lifecycle Management New & Noteworthy page.

Jazz single sign-on support

Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager now supports Jazz single sign-on (SSO) for outbound authentication. Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager can delegate authentication to a Jazz authentication server. If you configured Jazz SSO for outbound authentication, Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager can use data sources that also use Jazz SSO authentication.

Easily find data from various data sources across your tools and project areas

Use the Report Builder in Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager to quickly and easily consolidate data from various data sources across your tools and project areas. You no longer need to edit queries in SPARQL query language. Create reports easily, and publish them on a Jazz dashboard. To access the Report Builder, click Queries in the menu.

Administrators can migrate queries from a current installation of the Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager product to the Report Builder version 6.0. Query parameters become dynamic filters for reports. For more information, read about Migrating queries to version 6.0.

If you use the configuration management features in the requirements management (RM) and quality management (QM) applications, you can use the Report Builder and Lifecycle Query Engine (LQE) to collect and report on the configuration data. Reporting on project areas that use configurations is a technical preview feature in version 6.0.

Explore predefined views with JKE Money that Matters sample data

Create a sample JKE Banking lifecycle project to learn how to work with views. Install the Money that Matters sample, and deploy the Rational Engineering Lifecycle Management Predefined Views content package. Ensure that the Lifecycle Query Engine is set up to collect data from the sample applications.

The predefined views are in the Shared Views window. Use these views as is, or modify them to meet your project goals. Analyze the design of the views to learn how to work with views.

Most views offer enhanced layout and actions in version 6.0. For example, all Explorer views share a similar layout and goal: they help teams explore artifacts across multiple lifecycle management applications. With the improved parameter setting dialog box for views, you can rename parameter labels for views from their original artifact elements labels. This way, you can customize parameter labels to fit the context of a view.

In version 6.0, the Global Configuration Management application and Rational Quality Manager publish configuration information by using the Tracked Resource Set (TRS) protocol. Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager helps you visualize this information. You can now explore configuration management data in some of the predefined views, and in the related artifact elements. Enable the Report Builder technology preview to work with versioned artifacts that belong to configurations in Configuration Management-enabled project areas. For more information, read about Managing lifecycle data in configurations.

A new predefined view and a few artifact elements that support Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) asset management are now available. Before you can use the view and the artifact elements, you must configure Rational Asset Manager for Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager. The Money That Matters sample does not contain asset management data.

Set up Design Manager data such as the Automated Meter Reader sample to use the predefined design management views.

Working with configuration management in views, impact analysis, and full text search

If you use the configuration management features in the requirements management (RM) and quality management (QM) applications, you can use Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager and the Lifecycle Query Engine to view, analyze and manage the configuration data. You must enable the Report Builder technology preview to work with versioned artifacts that belong to configurations in Configuration Management-enabled project areas. For more information, read about Managing lifecycle data in configurations.

On Jazz dashboards, you can specify a configuration for any Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager view widget, if your view data source uses configuration management.

configuration aware views in dashboard

For new and noteworthy information in the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management, see these pages: