IBM Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5.5.2 Release Information

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Abstract

IBM® Rational® Modeling Extension for Microsoft® .NET, Version 7.5.5.2 release contains fixes for the version 7.5 release

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About this release

This fix pack includes new features, enhancements, and fixes to the version 7.5 release of Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET.

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New in this release

For information about new features and enhancements in this release, see Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, version 7.5 releases: new features and enhancements .

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APARs fixed in this release
For information about APARs fixed in this release, see the Fixed APAR List for Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5.

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The following sections describe the specific installation requirements for this fix pack.

For information about the general hardware and software requirements for Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5, see the system requirements document.



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Additional hardware requirements
There are no additional processor or memory requirements for installing this fix pack; however, there might be additional disk space requirements depending on whether you are installing the fix pack at the same time when you install Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5 or if you are installing the fix pack as an update:
  • If you are installing the fix pack at the same time when you install Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5, the disk space requirements are essentially the same as for version 7.5.
  • If you are installing the fix pack as an update, however, you might need up to an additional 1.27 MB of disk space. Your actual disk space requirements depend on the features that you selected when you installed version 7.5 of the host product.

If you choose to download the update as compressed files for local installation, you require 9.02 MB to store and extract the compressed file.


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Additional Software requirements

This section describes the additional software requirements for installing Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5.5.2.

Before you can install this fix pack, you must install IBM Installation Manager, Version 1.3.3, and Rational Software Modeler, Rational Software Architect Standard Edition, or Rational Software Architect for Websphere Software, versions 7.5.5.2. By default, if you attempt to update or install packages by using an earlier version of Installation Manager, IBM Installation Manager, Version 1.3.3 is installed on your computer automatically.


Important: Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET extends the Eclipse IDE used by the Rational software modeling product that hosts the modeling extension. See the host offering release documentation for information about Eclipse IDE and Sun Java Runtime software upgrade requirements.

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Other requirements

Internet access is usually required because, by default, the update is located and installed by Installation Manager directly from the IBM update repository for Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5.


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Installation information

This section describes the specific installation instructions for this fix pack.

For information about deploying Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET in an enterprise environment, see the IBM Installation Manager Enterprise articles.



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fix pack installation methods

The following are two ways to install this fix pack:
  • If IBM Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5, is already installed on your system, you can install this fix pack as an update by using the Update Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager. For details, see Installing the fix pack as an update.
  • If you are installing IBM Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5.5.2, for the first time or if you are installing an additional instance of it, you can install this update at the same time when you install IBM Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5. For detail, see Installing the fix pack during an initial installation.

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Installing the fix pack as an update

If IBM Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5, is already installed on your system, you can install this update by using the Update Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager. See the following sections for details on installing the fix pack as an update:



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Restrictions to installing the fix pack as an update

  • Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5, must be installed.
  • The product and all other applications that were installed by using IBM Installation Manager cannot be running when you install this fix pack. Also, ensure that all browsers and other applications opened by Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET are closed.
  • You can install this fix pack by using the same user account or an ID with similar privileges, that you used to install the product.
  • If you installed the product from CDs or other media, they must be available when you use the update feature.


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(Optional) Changing the repository search preferences

When Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET is installed, the location of its update repository is automatically embedded in Installation Manager. For Installation Manager to search the default update repository, the preference Search the linked repositories during installation and updates on the Repositories preference page must be selected. This preference is selected by default.

To install the fix pack from a different repository location (for example, if the fix pack is available on a shared drive or HTTP or HTTPS server), you must add the repository location in Installation Manager.

To add a repository location:

  1. Start Installation Manager.
  2. On the Start page of Installation Manager, click File > Preferences, and then click Repositories. The Repositories page opens.
  3. On the Repositories page, click Add Repository.
  4. In the Add repository window, enter the URL of the repository location or browse to it and enter a file path, and then click OK.
  5. Click OK to close the Preference page.


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Steps for installing the fix pack as an update

To find and install the fix pack as an update:

  1. Start IBM Installation Manager.
  2. On the Start page of Installation Manager, click the Update button.
  3. If a new version of Installation Manager is found, you are prompted to confirm that you want to install it before you can continue. Click OK to proceed. Installation Manager automatically installs the new version, stops, restarts, and resumes.
  4. In the Update packages wizard, select the Installed Location for Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET and click Next. Installation Manager searches for updates in the Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET repository on the Web, as well as any repository locations that you entered. A progress indicator shows the search is taking place.
  5. By default, recommended updates are displayed and selected on the Update Package page. Ensure that you select Version 7.5.5.2 for Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, then click Next.
  6. On the Licenses page, read the license agreements for the update. On the left side of the License page; click each item to display the license agreement text. If you agree to the terms for all of the license agreements, click I accept the terms of the license agreements and click Next.
  7. On the Summary page, review information displayed, then click Update. A progress indicator shows the percentage of the installation completed.
  8. When the update process completes, a message that confirms the success of the process is displayed near the top of the page. Click View log file to open the log file for the current session in a new window. You must close the Installation Log window to continue. To complete the installation process, click Finish.


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(Optional) Downloading the fix pack for local installations

By default, you do not need to download the compressed files that contain the update; the update is downloaded and installed by IBM Installation Manager directly from the IBM update repository.

If you choose to download the update for local installations, see the download document.

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Installing the fix pack during an initial installation

If you are installing Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5.5.2, for the first time or if you are installing an additional instance of it, you can install this update at the same time when you install version 7.5 by clicking Check for updates on the Install page of the Installing Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager.

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Uninstalling the fix pack

If you updated a previously installed version to version 7.5.5.2, you can revert to the previous version by using the rollback feature of Installation Manager. For instructions on uninstalling the product, see the product information center.

The rollback feature uninstalls the updated resources and reinstalls the resources from the previous version. You can only roll back one version level at a time.

When you roll back to an earlier version of a package, it will be restored with same features that were associated with that version; any features that you added after upgrading to version 7.5.5.2 will be removed, and any features that you removed will be restored.

During the rollback process, Installation Manager must access files from the earlier version of the package. By default, these files are stored on your system when you install a package. If you changed the default setting or deleted the files by using the Remove Stored Files option on the Roll Back preferences page (File > Preferences > Rollback Files), Installation Manager will require access to your installation repository or media. If you installed the product from a repository, you must have listed in your Preferences (File > Preferences > Repositories) the repository from which you installed the previous version of the product. If you installed the product from CDs or other media, they must be available when you use the rollback feature.

Before you roll back Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5.5.2, complete the following steps:

  1. Log in with a user account that has the same privileges as the account that was used to install the packages to be uninstalled.
  2. Close Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5.5.2 and any other applications that you installed by using Installation Manager.
  3. If any applications started by Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET are still open or running, such as a browser or WebSphere Application Server, close them.

To roll back an updated package, complete the following steps:
  1. Start IBM Installation Manager.
  2. On the Start page, click the Roll Back button.
  3. In the Rollback wizard, from the Package Group Name list, select the package group that contains the packages that you want to roll back and click Next.
  4. Select the version of the package that you want to roll back to and click Next.
  5. Read the summary information and click Roll Back.

For additional instructions on uninstalling IBM Rational Modeling products, see the product information center for your host product or visit the Installation Manager Information Center .


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Known limitations, problems, and workarounds
Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base at http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/modeler/swmodeler/support/. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base will be updated and maintained with any new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

To learn about the new problems or limitations that were found in this update at the time of its release and any workarounds or solutions that are available, see http://www.ibm.com/support/search.wss?rs=3203&q=RN7.5.5.2&tc=SS5HXK&rankprofile=8.

To learn about all the documented known problems and limitations in Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET, Version 7.5.5.2, and any workarounds or solutions that are available, see http://www.ibm.com/support/search.wss?rs=3203&tc=SS5HXK&atrn=SWVersion&atrv=7.5.5.2&atrwcs=on&rankprofile=8.

Known problems are documented in the form of individual technotes in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base will be updated and maintained with any new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

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IBM Rational Software Support
For FAQs, lists of known problems and fixes, and other support information, visit the product support page for Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET.

For product news, events, and other information, visit the product home page for Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET.

For contact information and guidelines or reference materials that you will need when you require support, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you will need to describe your problem. When describing 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.



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Software version:

7.5.5.2

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

7019726

Modified date:

2010-10-08

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