For my first post on the blog, I’m pleased to announce Rational Asset Manager v7.2.0.1!

This is a service pack release.  It includes some small enhancements that customers told us they needed.  Here is where you can find more information:

Install Guide

Release Notes

Here are some of the new and noteworthy “goodies” in this release:

Support for Websphere version 7.0

  • Now Rational Asset Manager version can be installed on WAS version 7.0. The recommended Fix pack version is 7  i.e

WSRR 7 Integration support

  • RAM supports integration with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository 7.0

Improved Search Relevance

  • New factors are included in the search relevance algorithm. These include asset popularity, asset version, and asset modification date. This ensures that the most relevant assets are displayed first in search results

Cloud Support

  • RAM is now available on the IBM Cloud. Once you have an account, you can go to the control panel and add an instance of RAM

RAM on the Cloud

New Lifecycle Configuration Options

  • When defining a lifecycle transition rule you can now specify reviewers who must approve or reject the asset to continue to the next state. It’s also possible to configure whether state collaborators will receive e-mail notifications.

New Lifecyce Configuration Options

Create work items on a remote RTC server

  • You can now create new work items on a remote RTC server from within RAM. You can do this either through a custom attribute or in a forum post. You still must have credentials on the remote RTC server.

Work item preview

  • Work item previews are now embedded in the page, instead of being displayed as a popup. This allows you to view more than one work item at a time. When hovering over a work item link, a plus icon will appear. Clicking that icon will open a section showing the details of the work item.

Work item preview

…. And more!

To see some of these new features in action, you can create an instance of RAM on the IBM cloud.

Your comments/suggestions/feedback are appreciated as always.

This document discusses step by step instructions on how to migrate your development environment to the test environment using IBM Rational Asset Manager to help ensure the quality of your software development.


Agenda for Migrations

  1. Information that needs to be captured from Rational Asset Manager Development Environment before you can start your migration process.
  2. How to capture the Rational Team Concert Development Environment Workflow from Development Environment
  3. How to recreate your Rational Asset Manager v7.2 Development Environment on the Test environment
  4. How to import Library from Development environment to the Test environment

Last month I presented at our Rational Voice Event.   The session covered how to establish an asset governance process in your organization and how to configure Rational Asset Manager to implement that governance process.  This material is intended for an architect, developer, manager or administrator who is implementing Rational Asset Manager, communities, policies and asset life cycles to manage software assets. I thought the presentation would be valuable to other customers who weren’t able to attend the event, so I am publishing it here  RAMDeepDive-Voice

This was the last customer facing session that I have done as the product manager for Rational Asset Manager.   I am pleased and thankful to have brought Rational Asset Manager to market and participated in the product’s and customer’s successes.  The last three years have been a great and rewarding experience.  I  have enjoyed working with the RAM customers and product team.   I have a new  role in IBM.  Derek Baron is the new product manager who will soon be posting articles on the RAM Insider Blog and working with you.