April 23, 2019
IBM Rational Quality Manager
Quality management · Manual testing · Continuous improvement
Rational Quality Manager 5.0
Getting started with Rational Quality Manager 5.0
About the download: The Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) all-in-one installer includes the option to deploy a shared Jazz Team Server and the Change and Configuration Management (CCM), Quality Management (QM), and Requirements Management (RM) applications, and trial licenses for Rational Quality Manager, Rational Team Concert, and Rational DOORS Next Generation that unlock access to capabilities provided by the applications. While you can perform most tasks with a web browser, the all-in-one installer also includes options to install client tools that support advanced tasks and optimized workflows for specific roles or jobs, or tools that provide additional functions such as integrations with other systems.
In addition, the latest Rational Quality Manager 5.0 iFix is available through IBM Support and contains fixes to high severity field defects.
For other download options, including local (offline) installers, see the All Downloads tab.
For known issues with this release, see the release notes.
For supported platforms and requirements, see the system requirements.
To get started quickly with a small deployment by using the default topology and Apache Derby databases, go to the next step and install the server. Apache Derby deployments are limited to 10 users and do not support 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.
Upgrading: If you plan to upgrade an existing deployment, see the Upgrading page.
To perform a web installation of the server, download the web installer for your platform (see the previous section), extract the .zip file, and start the launchpad (launchpad.exe or launchpad.sh, depending on your platform). The server includes Apache Derby to support 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, download a repository for the server and trial licenses, and install by using IBM Installation Manager.
Note: During the installation process, you have the option to install different applications. You do not have to install all of them; you can install only a subset of the applications. These options are for advanced installation scenarios, such as distributing the applications across multiple servers or deploying multiple applications of the same type within an application group.
For information about installing and managing client access licenses, see Managing client access licenses.
After the installation, complete the steps in the Jazz Team Server setup wizard, which is available at https://fully_qualified_host_name:9443/jts/setup (where fully_qualified_host_name is the domain for your server).
Additional guidance: For help with the setup wizard, see Running the setup wizard in the product documentation.
You can perform most tasks with a web browser. The client tools support advanced tasks and optimized workflows for specific roles or jobs, or provide additional functions such as integrations with other systems.
If you install the Requirements Management application and want to edit graphic requirements artifacts, you must install a browser add-on. For more information, see RM Browser Add-On Installation FAQ and Troubleshooting Guide.
To learn more about new enhancements in this release candidate, see the New & Noteworthy page.
For help installing or using Rational Quality Manager, post your questions in the forums. Rational Quality Manager developers and other community members monitor the forums and answer questions.
To explore the CLM capabilities, including CCM, QM, and RM, see the Money that Matters Lifecycle Scenario.
To focus on QM capabilities, see the Quality Management 5.0 Task Guide.
Note that each scenario takes approximately two to three hours to complete.
The Rational development team uses Rational tools to develop Rational Quality Manager. If you find a bug or have a suggestion for an enhancement, visit the Jazz.net work items page and create a work item.
For information from support, including FAQs, visit the IBM Support portal. You can configure the support portal to view information about specific products.
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