Deploying process guidance from Rational Method Composer

IBM® Rational® Method Composer provides process guidance for software development and test teams. You can make this guidance available to your IBM Engineering Test Management team by adding a link from the Related Sites section of the Engineering Test Management interface.

Before you begin

To make this guidance available, the Rational Method Composer web archive (WAR) file must be deployed on a Tomcat or IBM WebSphere® Application Server that your test team can access.


  1. Deploy the WAR file for the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (see section 3.1.2 of Rational Solution Process Assets) to the Tomcat server. For general instructions to deploy to WebSphere Application Server, see Setting up a WebSphere Application Server.
    1. Download the deployed WAR file to the quality_manager_install_path\server\tomcat\webapps directory.
    2. Log in to the Tomcat Web Application Manager as a user who has Administrator permissions by typing one of the following URLs:
      • http://localhost:9080/manager/html/
      • http://server_name:9080/manager/html/

      The first URL assumes that the application server is on your local computer.

    3. Navigate to the WAR file to deploy section, click Browse, and select the WAR file for the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (see section 3.1.2 of Rational Solution Process Assets).
    4. Click Deploy, and wait for the new WAR to be listed in the Applications section.
  2. Add the URL of the new WAR file to the Related Sites list in Engineering Test Management Project Properties.
    1. Log on to Engineering Test Management as a user with JazzAdmins repository permissions.
    2. From the Administration Administration menu, click Manage Project Properties.
    3. Select Related Sites from the list.
    4. Click the Add Related Site icon Add Related site. Add RQM Process Guidance in the Name field and the URL of the newly deployed WAR file in the URL field. For example, specify one of these URLs:
      • http://server_name:9080/RQM_Process_Guidance
      • http://ipaddress:9080/RQM_Process_Guidance
    5. Click Save.
    6. Log out and log in again. The Related Sites list includes RQM Process Guidance.
    7. Click RQM Process Guidance to test the deployment.
    8. Notify your user community that the process guidance is available.

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