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  1. 1. Compelling Events for Automation• Middleware Upgrades It’s great when new vendorsbring out new features - but often taking advantage ofthem takes a good deal of time and effort to upgradethe new infrastructure - and introduces risk. Automatingthe upgrade project speeds it up, reduces the risk andbuilds a more manageable platform in the future.• Migrating off ‘Premium Product’ With the economyas it is, more organizations are forced to tighten theirbelts, and one area that has come under particularscrutiny is the annual cost of maintaining installedsoftware. Some organizations have made the decisionto move less business critical applications off moreexpensive middleware onto open-source platformssuch as JBoss and Tomcat. This type of project isaccelerated when it’s automated and an automationtool makes managing hybrid or heterogeneousenvironments much easier.• Building a PAAS or a private cloud With pressureon businesses to deliver more innovation to theircustomers, faster, we see many of our customersbuilding Platforms As A Service and private clouds.These are a lot faster and quicker to set up using anautomation tool, and a lot quicker to manage demandonce they are up and running.• Core business application upgrades or migrationsMany of our customers occasionally need to upgradeor even replace their core business applications - oftencomplex, multi-layered, integrated systems that haveevolved over time and have many integration pointsand are absolutely critical to the minute by minuteoperations of the business. Using an automation toolcan reduce the risk and time associated with sucha project.• Platform migrations Sometimes it’s time to movefrom one platform to another - for instance, customerssometimes feel that a UNIX based platform willoffer them performance advantages over an OS400platform. But moving hundreds of middlewareapplications might seem like a challenge too far -without automation.• Rearchitecting Change is a constant and businessesneed to continually evolve their IT infrastructureand operations, build new environments for thingslike Disaster Recovery and automating the buildand deployment of these new environments meansdelivering them faster.Rational Team Concert Insights• Implementing a DevOps process demandsintegration through the toolchain and it’sessential that your Application ReleaseAutomation tool integrates with the developmenttools and repositories your teams are using ona daily basis.RapidDeploy™ Plugin for IBM Rational Team ConcertRapidDeploy™ provides organizations with Application Release Automation capabilitiesto reduce costs, improve productivity and time to value and assure compliance. Thereis a range of plugins available to extend the core automation framework capabilities tomost available platforms and perform integrations throughout the DevOps toolchain.This datasheet refers to the IBM Rational Team Concert plugin.Plugins are downloaded through the Plugin Manager console in RapidDeploy™, or from the MidVisionwebsite at™ToolchainPlugins
  2. 2. IBM Rational Team ConcertPlugin OverviewFor Build: This plugin allows an external IBM RationalTeam Concert repository to be used as the build enginein a deployment project. RapidDeploy™ creates aRational Team Concert local Workspace at the directoryspecified. When a project is created, the project isselected on the new job tab, when a discovery isperformed, or before any project files are updated,RapidDeploy™ will perform a load operation on thespecified remote workspace in the specified RationalTeam Concert Build Engine. If this is the first suchrequest, all remote workspace files will be downloadedto the local working copy. Whenever a project file iscreated or amended, the changes are immediatelyposted back to the repository.For SCM: This plugin allows an external IBMRational Team Concert repository to be used as theRapidDeploy™ configuration management repository.RapidDeploy™ creates a Rational Team Concert localWorkspace at the directory specified. When a project iscreated, the project is selected on the new job tab, whena discovery is performed, or before any project files areupdated, RapidDeploy™ will perform a load operationon the specified remote workspace in the specifiedRational Team Concert Repository. If this is the first suchrequest, all remote workspace files will be downloadedto the local working copy. Whenever a project file iscreated or amended, the changes are immediatelyposted back to the repository.IBM Rational Team ConcertPlugin VersionsThe RapidDeploy™ Rational Team Concert pluginsupports RTC version 4.0.1.RapidDeploy™ PluginsThe RapidDeploy™ plugins extend the functionality ofthe core automation framework and are categorised inthe following way:• Toolchain plugins enabling integration with BuildEngines, Artifact repositories and Source ControlManagement tools• Transport plugins enabling use of SSH andAgent capability• Target plugins enabling connectivity with broadrange of Middleware Applications and Databases• Cloud plugins enabling connectivity to cloud providers• Business Intelligence plugins to extend theCAF including for example, enhanced comparisonfunctionality and additional reporting capabilitiesPlugins ship with:• A Library of commonly used tasks• Wizards extensive help information• Predefined automation library©MidVision2013.Allrightsreserved.RapidDeploy™ToolchainPluginsWant this plugin? Getting hold of it’s easy - either:1) Go to the Plugin Manager in your installation of RapidDeploy™ and pick your plugin from the list or2) Go to Support Downloads RapidDeploy Plugin Downloads and select yourplugin from there. If you have any problems, please call or email your MidVision Account Manager.You must license your plugin separately - please speak to your MidVision Account Manageror email If you are an IBM Rational Automation Framework customer andwould like access to this plugin, please contact us at