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IBM Rational Requirements Composer

Definition Management Analysis

Rational Requirements Composer 4.0

Product Release / Trial | June 12, 2012
This is not the most recent version. We recommend Rational Requirements Composer 4.0.7 . 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.

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.

Plan and prepare

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

Review the 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.

Clustering for High Availability is a new feature available for the first time in the 4.0 release. This is a topology for advanced enterprise deployments that require high availability with automatic failover. Read more about clustering in the High Availability with Rational solution for CLM 2012 Clustering article and the Setting up a clustered environment infocenter topic.

Are you upgrading?

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

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 start the launchpad (launchpad.exe or depending on your platform). 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.

Set up the server

After installation, follow the Jazz Team Server setup wizard at (where is the domain for your server).

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

Install optional 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.

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.


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

To learn more about Rational Requirements Composer, see the documentation and visit the project page.

If you need help installing or using Rational Requirements Composer, post your questions in the forums. Other community members and Rational Requirements Composer developers monitor the forums and answer questions.

If you are a Rational RequisitePro user, read Get Started with Rational Requirements Composer: Guidance for Rational RequisitePro Users, to learn more about the next-generation requirements management and definition capabilities of Rational Requirements Composer and how to migrate your RequisitePro projects to Rational Requirements Composer.


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

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

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

Report a bug or submit a suggestion

The Rational Requirements Composer team uses Rational Team Concert to develop Rational Requirements Composer. If you find a bug or have a suggestion for an enhancement to Rational Requirements Composer, please visit the work items page to create a work item.