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Rational Quality Manager 4.0 Release Candidate 0 (Beta) Milestone

Early Access Milestone | March 6, 2012
This is not the recommended version. We recommend Rational Quality Manager 4.0. 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.

The downloads for this milestone are no longer available.

About the download: Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer share a common installer that deploys the shared Jazz Team Server plus the "Change and Configuration Management", "Quality Management", and "Requirements Management" applications. The trial licenses that are installed in the Jazz Team Server provide access to the capabilities of all three products. This means that you can install any of the three products to enable the full set of collaborative lifecycle management capabilities provided by all the products. To learn more about applications, capabilities and product license keys, read the Building products from applications blog post.

Select your OS:

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For other download options, including local (offline) installers, go to the All Downloads tab.

1
Plan and prepare

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

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

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.

Are you upgrading?

Clustering for High Availability is a new feature available for the first time in this milestone. This is a topology for advanced enterprise deployments that require high availability with automatic failover. Read more about clustering in the New & Noteworthy.

If you are upgrading from a previous build of Rational Quality Manager, see the Upgrading tab.

2
Install the server and applications

To perform a web install of the server and early access licenses for Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer, download the Web Installer for your platform (above), 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.

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.

3
Set up the server

After installation, follow the Jazz Team Server setup wizard at http://example.com/jts/setup (where example.com is the domain for your server).

Need guidance? See Running the setup wizard in the infocenter.

4
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. Visit the Rational Team Concert page to download these tools.

If you want to edit graphical requirements artifacts you must install the RRC Browser Add-Ons by following these instructions. Note that a license that permits modification of requirements artifacts, such as the Rational Requirements Composer Analyst license, must be assigned to the user ID of a user that will edit graphical requirements artifacts.

Learn

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 and Rational Quality Manager developers monitor the forums and answer questions.

Explore

For an in-depth exploration of Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) capabilities including Change and Configuration Management, Quality Management and Requirements Management, follow the Welcome to Money that Matters Lifecycle Scenario.

If you'd like to focus on Quality Management capabilities, follow the Quality Management Beta 3 Task Guide.

Note that each scenario takes approximately two to three hours to complete.

Report a bug or submit a suggestion

The Rational Quality Manager development team uses their own tools to develop Rational Quality Manager. If you find a bug or have a suggestion for an enhancement, please visit the jazz.net work items page to create a work item.