The Jazz Jumpstart team has completed the first version of the CLM 2011 Upgrade Workshop, now available for download on Jazz.net. This is a major self-mentoring milestone for everyone interested in administering JTS, RTC, RQM, and RRC applications. The workshop takes you by the hand and walks you through the process of setting up a CLM 2.x environment, then upgrading three products and the Jazz Team Server to version 3.0.1.
Upgrading CLM products from version 2.x to 3.0.1 is complex. There are many constraints and dependencies, and every installation is different because of the variety of platforms, environments, servers, etc, that can be used for CLM products. If you plan on upgrading to 3.0.1, you should go through the workshop.
You should also do the workshop if you plan on installing and administering CLM applications. You’ll get a lot of insight into how the products are put together. There are a lot of nuts-and-bolts the workshop takes you through that any administrator should be aware of.
If you’re wary of using enterprise-level software with CLM such as WebSphere application servers or LDAP, you should do the workshop. You won’t become and LDAP expert, but you will get a good sense of how CLM products interacts with these common enterprise platforms. Much of the “fear factor” of using these enterprise products with RTC, RQM, and RRC will disappear by the time you complete the workshop.
The workshop has 5 labs and an appendix:
- Lab 1: Set up CLM 2.x, WebSphere, and LDAP.
- Lab 2: Plan the Upgrade
- Lab 3: Upgrade JTS and RTC
- Lab 4: Upgrade RQM, install Data Warehouse
- Lab 5: Upgrade RRC
- Appendix A: Troubleshooting
There’s also zip that includes files and scripts used to populate CLM projects in each product and the LDAP server.
– Jim Ruehlin