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Systems and Software Engineering (SSE) Solution 4.0.3

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Getting started with the Rational solution for systems and software engineering

About the download: The Rational solution for systems and software engineering (SSE) is an integrated solution that helps teams specify, design, implement, and validate complex products and the software that powers them. The solution offers an integrated set of capabilities that enables you to predictably deliver competitive, high-quality products while meeting regulatory and compliance requirements.

The following functions and products are included in the solution for SSE:

Select your OS:

Download the web installer to choose your server and client
Windows x86-32/64, 256.96 MB

Plan and prepare

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.

Upgrading: If you plan to upgrade an existing deployment, see the Upgrading page.

Install the server and applications

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, 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.

To perform an installation from the launchpad, see this online help topic.

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.

Set up the server

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, and 9443 is the default port number).

Additional guidance: For help with the setup wizard, see Running the setup wizard in the information center.

Install the clients

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. Consider downloading and installing the Rational Team Concert, Rational Rhapsody Design Manager, Rational DOORS Next Generation, and Rational Quality Management clients from the All Downloads page.


To learn about new enhancements in this release, see the New & Noteworthy page.

To learn more about the Rational solution for SSE, see the documentation, the project page, and the Deployment wiki.

For help installing or using the Rational solution for SSE, post your questions in the forums. Rational developers and other community members monitor the forums and answer questions.


To explore the SSE capabilities, view the Systems and Software Engineering Solution Demo Series on YouTube.

Report a bug or submit a suggestion

The Rational development team uses Rational tools to develop its products. If you find a bug or have a suggestion for an enhancement with the SSE launchpad, visit the work items page and create a work item, ensuring that you specify Install > SSE Install in the Filed Against field.

Get support

For information from support, including FAQs, visit the IBM Support portal. You can configure the support portal to view information about specific products. You can submit a request for support with the launchpad against any of the products in the launchpad.

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