Release notes for IBM® Rational® Performance Tester V10.1.1

This document contains information about what's new, installation instructions, known problems in and contact information of IBM Customer Support.

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Description

Rational® Performance Tester is a scripting-free environment for automating load and scalability testing of web, ERP, and server-based software applications. Rational® Performance Tester provides rich and customizable reporting to help you identify the presence and cause of system bottlenecks. It captures the network traffic that is rendered when the application under test interacts with a server. This network traffic is then emulated on multiple virtual users while playing back the test. See the Product overview.

What's new

  • Enhancements to Rational® Performance Tester integrations

    • You can now use the Resource Monitoring Override Labels parameter when you choose to run tests from other applications such as Jenkins, Ant, Maven, Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure DevOps, and UrbanCode Deploy (UCD). See Integration with other applications.

    • After you configure the Rational® Test Automation Server URL and if the Publish result after execution field is set to Always, then when you run tests from other applications, you can now view hyperlinks that point to the corresponding test reports as follows:

      Applications Location of the report
      Jenkins Console page
      Ant Log file
      Maven Console page
      Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management Output window
      Azure DevOps Task page
      UrbanCode Deploy Output log
  • Bug fixes

    Defects reported by clients and internal defects are fixed.

System requirements

For information about hardware and software compatibility, see System Requirements.

Installing the product

To download the product from IBM® Passport Advantage®, you must follow the instructions provided in the download document at Rational® Performance Tester V10.1.1.

For installation instructions, see Installing Rational Performance Tester or Rational Performance Tester Agent on Windows or Linux or Mac.

Notes:
  • You can upgrade to V10.1.1 from V10.1.0 of the product. Any time after installing V10.1.1, if you want to use V10.1.0, you can roll back from V10.1.1 to V10.1.0.

  • If you have installed the product that is earlier than V10.1.0, you cannot upgrade the product to the latest version. You must uninstall the existing version of the product before installing the latest version of the product.

  • After installing V10.1.1, any time if you want to use the product that is earlier than V10.1.0, you cannot roll back to the previous version of the product. You must uninstall V10.1.1, and then install the required version of the product.

Known problems

Known problems are documented in the download document and in the form of individual tech notes in the Support Knowledge Base. See IBM Support Knowledge Base. The knowledge base is continually updated as problems are discovered and resolved. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

Contacting IBM Rational Software Support

  • For contact information and guidelines or reference materials that you might need when you require support, read the IBM Support Guide.

  • For personalized support that includes notifications of significant upgrades, subscribe to Product notification.

  • Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, you must gather the background information that you might need to describe your problem. When you describe a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:
    • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?
    • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?
    • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?
    • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.