The Danlaw Rational Quality Manager Adapter provides an interface between the MxSuite and Rational Quality Manager, the Quality Management Tool from IBM Rational. The download package comes with 2 components: “MxExtension” which is to be installed in the server computer where Rational Quality Manager is installed and “MxAdapter” which must be installed in ALL the computers where the Adapter is used.
The adapter supports “Server Rename” capability. Click here for details.
Refer to the IBM Rational website for instructions on downloading and installing the Collaborative Lifecycle Management/Rational Quality Manger.
For CLM 5.0, download is available at https://jazz.net/downloads/clm/ and installation instructions are available at http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSYMRC_5.0.0/com.ibm.jazz.install.doc/topics/c_install_overview.html.
1)Create a Rational Quality Manager User ID.
2)Assign a Connector Client Access License to this User ID. Please follow the instructions as shown in https://jazz.net/help-dev/clm/index.jsp?re=1&topic=/com.ibm.jazz.repository.web.admin.doc/topics/c_license_mgmt_over.html&scope=null
1)Download the “Adapter_Extension” zip files from Danlaw website.
2)Unzip the files into any folder in the server other than the folder where Rational Quality Manager/ Jazz Team Server is installed.
3)Copy the file danlaw.adapter.ini to the location where provision profiles are located. For example: C:\Program Files\IBM\JazzTeamServer\server\conf\qm\provision_profiles
4)Copy the path where the “Adapter_Extension” files are unzipped and update the URL path specified in danlaw.adapter.ini
For example: “url=file:C:/Mx_RQM_Adapter/MX Extension/MX Extension”
5)To reset the Rational Quality Manager server, use the Rational Quality Manager Server administrative URL:
6)Start the Rational Quality Manager Server and continue to work with Rational Quality Manager.
1)Download the Adapter_Exe zip files from Danlaw website.
2)Unzip the files into any folder in the machine(s) where the adapter is planned to be used.
3)Run/double-click RQMAdapter.exe. This starts the Adapter application.
4)Update the Configuration Settings as specified in Configuration Details for MxAdapter.
5)Select the “Start Adapter.”
It is important to understand/recap the terminology used by IBM Rational Quality Manager and the MxSuite before they are integrated.
In the Rational Quality Manager – A Test Plan is an artifact used for planning the test activities. A TestCase is an artifact used for designing the test, and a Test Script is used for executing the designed test case. Test Reports can be test results plus any associated logs of the test being executed.
In MxSuite - An MxV Project (.mxp) is an artifact which stores configuration information. An MxV Scenario (.mxs) is a self-contained group of MxV TestCases, which when executed can produce a meaningful result and reports. An MxV TestCase (.mxc) is a smaller unit which can be re-used across various MxV Scenarios.
It is decided that one Rational Quality Manager TestCase shall have one Rational Manager Test Script which in turn will have one MxSuite Test Scenario. This way when a Rational Quality Manager TestCase is run, the corresponding MxSuite Test Scenario is run and the test results are fed back to Rational Quality Manager for archiving.