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IBM Rational Quality Manager

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Rational Quality Manager 3.0 Release Candidate 0 (Beta 2) Milestone

Early Access Milestone | September 20, 2010
This is not the recommended version. We recommend Rational Quality 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.

Read the important documents

Read the release notes to find out about known issues with this milestone build.

We are still in the process of finalizing the requirements for this release. Consult the working list of system requirements to find out about supported platforms and memory requirements.

Plan and prepare

To get started quickly with a small deployment using the default topology and Derby databases, skip to the next step and Install the server. Derby deployments are limited to 10 users and do not permit cross-domain reports.

For advanced deployments, first read the Interactive Installation Guide to plan your deployment. Then visit the Optional Programs page to obtain programs such as DB2, WebSphere Application Server and Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence.

Install the server

To perform a web install of the server as well as trial licenses for Rational Quality Manager and Rational Team Concert, download a Web Installer for your platform, unzip the zip file and run the appropriate executable. The server includes Apache Derby for supporting up to 10 users. To enable more than 10 users, install DB2 or another supported database program.

Note: Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager and Rational DOORS Requirements Professional share a common install that deploys the Jazz Team Server and the Change and Configuration Management, Quality Management and Requirements Management applications. The licenses that are installed in the Jazz Team Server provide access to the capabilities provided by the applications. The install for Rational Quality Manager will install and activate licenses for that product. Licenses for Rational Team Concert will be installed but will not be activated. You can activate these after setting up the server, by visiting the License Key Management page of the Jazz Team Server Administration. You do not need the Rational DOORS Requirements Professional keys to test the Requirements Management capability as read-write access to that capability is also provided by the Rational Quality Manager Quality Professional license. This means you can install any of the three 3.0 RC0 (Beta 2) products to try the full set of collaborative lifecycle management capabilities. In the future, the Requirements Management application will include the Requirements Definition capability with access to that capability being provided by the Rational DOORS Requirements Professional Analyst license. To learn more about applications, capabilities and product license keys, read the Building products from applications blog post.

If you need to install the server in an environment without access to the Internet, visit the All Downloads page and download and unzip the files for the the Jazz Team Server and CCM, QM and RM applications repository and the trial product licenses repository, and install using Installation Manager.

Note: During the installation process you have the option to install different applications. It is possible to only install a subset of the applications. These options are for advanced install scenarios such as distributing the applications across multiple servers or deploying multiple applications of the same type within an application group. These scenarios are not yet fully documented and should only be used if you understand the implications.

Setup the server

After installation follow the Jazz Team Server setup wizard at http://myserver/jts/setup (where http://myserver is the URL for your server) to perform the setup for the Jazz Team Server and the installed applications. For guidance, read the documentation or watch this video. For the most up-to-date setup instructions including annotations of workarounds and issues, consult the setup instructions on the wiki.

Install optional tools

To try out Rational Team Concert, install the Client for Eclipse IDE or the Client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE for developers, the build system toolkit for running Jazz-based builds and synchronizers for integrating with ClearCase and ClearQuest. Additionally, the Client for Eclipse IDE is required for certain Rational Quality Manager administrative tasks such as updating reports. Visit the Rational Team Concert page to download these tools.


To learn more about new enhancements in this milestone, read the New & Noteworthy.

To learn more about Rational Quality Manager, refer to the documentation and visit the project page.

If you need help installing or using Rational Quality Manager, post your questions in the forums. Other community members as well as Rational Quality Manager developers monitor the forums and answer questions.


For an overall exploration of the capabilities of the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) that covers Change & Configuration, Quality and Requirements management, as well as their installation and setup, follow the CLM Beta 2 Task Guide. The Task Guide includes information on how to use a sample application that leverages the CLM environment. For a more in-depth evaluation of CLM you can follow this CLM Test Scenario or this Sample Application Tour.

There is also a Quality Management Beta 2 Task Guide specific to Rational Quality Manager, and a detailed RTC-RQM Test Scenario for testing a development environment with integrated test management.

Report a bug or submit a suggestion

If you find a bug or have a suggestion for an enhancement to Rational Quality Manager, please visit the RQM Work Items page to Create a Work Item.