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Using the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition 60-day trial

This article presents user assistance for the 60-day trial version of the IBM Rational Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition. This trial version is intended for internal evaluation, testing or demonstration purposes.

A supported version of the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition is generally available with the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition offering. For more details, visit this page.

Overview

IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition provides a set of integrations that connect Rational Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products to select third-party tools.

You can continue to use your existing lifecycle tools and benefit from the capabilities that are found in the Rational ALM products.

The Tasktop Edition provides adapters that integrate Rational Team Concert and Rational Requirements Composer with:

  • HP ALM and Quality Center
  • Atlassian JIRA
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server
  • Open source Bugzilla
  • CA Clarity for Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
  • Serena Business Manager
  • Rally

Note that distinct HP ALM and JIRA adapters are included in both editions of Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters. The Tasktop Edition version of these adapters supports alternative use cases and customer workflow environments.

Important: This trial version of the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition is the same as the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition offering, except that the trial version includes a trial license key that expires 60 days after activation. In addtion, to enable this trial software, an activation key is required. You can contact Tasktop to obtain an activation key. You must purchase the entitled license key from IBM to continue to use the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition after the expiration date. Work done with the trial version can continue to be used after you install the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition offering.

Install the Tasktop Edition

Several steps are required to install the trial version before you can use it.

Before you begin

Verify that your hardware and software meet the minimum requirements. For a list of supported hardware and software platforms for Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition, see Detailed System Requirements for Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition.

About this task

This task provides an overview of the steps to complete before you can use the Tasktop Edition.

Procedure

  1. Download and extract the Tasktop Edition, see Download the Tasktop Edition.
  2. Install the Tasktop Edition, see Install the Tasktop Edition.

Download the Tasktop Edition

Several steps are required to download and extract the trial software.

Before you begin

Your hardware and software should meet the minimum requirements for the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition.

About this task

The Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition is delivered as a single zip file. The zip file contains the files and the license for the trial version. Follow these steps to download this zip file.

Procedure

  1. Go to Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition download page.
  2. Click All (411.25 MB) under Platform.
  3. Login with your jazz.net ID.
  4. Review the accompanying license by clicking the View License link. If you agree to the license terms, select the checkbox to agree with the terms, and click Download.

    Your download should begin. If the download does not begin, follow the instructions provided.

  5. Extract the downloaded file to a location that you can access.
  6. To enable this trial software, an activation key is required. Contact Tasktop to obtain an activation key.

Install the Tasktop Edition

Several steps are required to install the Tasktop Edition.

Before you begin

You have downloaded Tasktop Edition and extracted the files to a location that you can access.

About this task

You follow the same installation steps provided in the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters information center to install the Tasktop Edition trial version.

Procedure

Use the installation topic as a guide to install the Tasktop Edition, see Installation.

Use the Tasktop Edition

Several steps are required to configure Tasktop Edition.

Before you begin

You have installed the Tasktop Edition.

About this task

You follow the same steps provided in the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters information center to complete the Tasktop Edition configuration and use Tasktop Edition.

Procedure

For details about how to configure and run the software, see the Tasktop Sync User Guide.

 

For more information

If you run into problems while completing the tasks in these topics or have general questions about the Git adapter, you can take these actions:

About the authors

Gary Cernosek is a product manager at IBM. Melanie Steckham is a technical writer at IBM.

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