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Release Notes
This document includes information about What’s new, installation and upgrade instructions, known issues, and contact information of IBM Customer Support.
This document includes information about hardware and software requirements for IBM® Rational® Test Automation Server.
This guide provides an overview and describes the task flows to get you started with Rational® Test Automation Server. This guide is intended for new users.
Server overview
IBM® Rational® Test Automation Server brings together test data, test environments, and test runs and reports into a single, web-based browser for testers and non-testers.
Task flow: Test runs and results
You can use the task flow diagram to get started with IBM® Rational® Test Automation Server. After you install the software, you can complete the tasks in sequence to run test assets in Rational Test Automation Server and view and analyze the test results.
This guide describes how to install IBM® Rational® Test Automation Server software. After you install the software, you can perform administration tasks such as license configuration, user management, security, memory, and disk usage management, back up and restore user data. This guide is intended for administrators.
Installation of the server software
To get started with IBM® Rational® Test Automation Server, you must first install the server software.
Server software upgrade methods
When you want to use the enhanced functionalities of Rational® Test Automation Server, you must upgrade to the latest version of the server software.
Uninstallation of the server software
When you no longer require Rational® Test Automation Server, you can uninstall the server software. You can uninstall the server software depending on the platform on which you installed the server software.
Server administration
You can administer IBM® Rational® Test Automation Server after you install the software.
Accessibility features
Accessibility features help users who have physical disabilities, such as visual and, hearing impairment, or limited mobility, to use the software products successfully.
This guide describes how to create test assets in Rational® Test Automation Server and publish test assets to the Git repository that you have configured. This guide is intended for testers and test managers.
Datasets overview
A dataset provides tests with variable data during a run. The test that uses a dataset at run time replaces a value in the recorded test with variable test data that is stored in the dataset.
This guide describes tasks that you must complete before you can configure and run tests in Rational® Test Automation Server. You can find information about configuring runs for the different test types that are supported. You can also find information about other tasks that you can perform on the Resource Monitoring Service, Virtualization, and Integrations with third-party applications. This guide is intended for testers or test execution specialists.
System modeling
In this topic, you can find information about using the system model, which is a Tech Preview feature. You can also find the tasks that you can perform to create a system model. You must configure a repository to save the system model that you created for the application under test.
Tests configurations and test runs
You can find information about the configuration of a test for its run in a project on Rational® Test Automation Server. Also, information about the tasks that you must perform before you can configure the test run and the tasks for managing a test run are provided.
Creating Jira defects
You can create a Jira defect for a test available in your project and track the defect from IBM® Rational® Test Automation Server after the test run is complete.
Management of virtualized services
You can find information about the tasks that you can perform on and manage the virtualized services that run on Rational® Test Automation Server. You can start or stop the virtual services that are connected to Rational Test Automation Server. You can view the routing rules and usage statistics of virtualized services, agents, or intercepts that are connected to Rational Test Automation Server.
Resource Monitoring service
When you apply load to a system under test, the amount of resources consumed by your system is increasing. If the capacity of the resources does not match the load, you can see performance issues in the results. The Resource Monitoring service in Rational® Test Automation Server helps you monitoring the resources of a system and establish the performance metrics of the system. Thus, you can observe the health of these resources while a schedule is running.
Integrating with other applications
You can integrate certain applications with IBM® Rational® Test Automation Server to run tests, view the test results, and create defects.
Managing access to the server
Desktop clients and third-party integrations use offline user tokens to connect to Rational® Test Automation Server.
This guide describes how to manage and track your overall test effort. This guide is intended for test managers.
Test assets and a server project
Rational® Test Automation Server projects manage access to your test assets, which are stored in a Git repository. Projects are either public by default or private. Private projects are not discoverable by other users. You can either add your own project or you can request to be a member of another public project.
Server project management
You might want to become a project member, change a user role on a project, archive, unarchive, or delete a project, and work with the project Git repository.
Protecting API test assets by using secrets
Secrets are key-value pairs that are created for your project in IBM® Rational® Test Automation Server under a secrets collection. You can create secrets collections for your project that enable you or members in your project to use secrets at test runtime either in Rational Test Automation Server or in desktop clients.
Managing an encrypted dataset
You can use encrypted datasets to limit access to confidential information such as account number or passwords. You can arrange data by an appropriate category so that project members can use datasets more effectively in certain tests and protect them.
Test results
After the tests or schedules are run and completed, you can view the results and reports in IBM® Rational® Test Automation Server to analyze the verdict, the performance, and statistics. You can also re-execute tests and schedules from the Result page with the same commit id.
Project overview
After you configure a project with one or more Git repositories and run some test assets, you can view statistics about those test assets.
Managing account settings
You might want to change your password or other settings for your account.
Managing notifications
You might want to receive notifications about project tasks such as when a project is created, or you might want to limit the number of notifications that you receive.
Viewing notifications
You might want to view both user and system notifications.
This guide describes how to analyze and resolve some of the common problems that you might encounter while you work with Rational® Test Automation Server.
Troubleshooting issues
You can find information about the issues or problems that you might encounter while working with Rational® Test Automation Server. Details about issues, their causes and the resolutions that you can apply to fix the issues are described.
Security Considerations
This document describes the actions that you can take to ensure that your installation is secure, customize your security settings, and set up user access controls.
Product documentation in PDF format
This page contains the release notes, system requirements, and persona guides for Rational® Test Automation Server in PDF format.
Notices
This document provides information about copyright, trademarks, terms and conditions for the product documentation.