Upgrading from IBM uBuild or earlier

SSLv3 is no longer supported by IBM uBuild or IBM UrbanCode Build due to the POODLE vulnerability. In fixing the vulnerability, there are a few steps that should be taken prior to upgrading to uBuild or later and UrbanCode Build 6.1 and later.

Before starting your upgrade, you should do the following:

  1. Shut down your IBM uBuild or IBM UrbanCode Build server
  2. Download the latest IBM UrbanCode Build release
  3. Extract the IBM UrbanCode Build .zip file
  4. Navigate to extracted directory
  5. Navigate to the agentupgrade directory
  6. Copy the air-agentupgrade.jar file to your existing server’s opt/tomcat/webapps/ROOT directory
  7. When prompted, replace the existing file
  8. Start your IBM uBuild or IBM UrbanCode Build server
  9. Navigate to the Agents tab
  10. Select all existing agents and tell them to upgrade

Upgrading the agents ahead of time prevents an issue where old agents are no longer able to connect to the IBM UrbanCode Build server because they try to use SSLv3. If you do not upgrade proactively the agents will be unable to communicate with the server, requiring manual upgrades. Once all of your existing agents have been upgraded, proceed to upgrade your server as you normally would.

Once you have upgraded your server, you must also upgrade any plugins that upload any information back to the server. This would include any issue tracking, reporting, or SCM plugins. If the plugins are not upgraded, you will see an SSL Handshake Exception whenever step from the plugin tries to upload anything to the server.

The full list of plugins that need to be upgraded is as follows:

  • AccuRev
  • AccuWork
  • Checkstyle
  • ClearQuest
  • Cobertura
  • CodeStation
  • CppUnit
  • CVS
  • FileSystem
  • FindBugs
  • Git
  • HP Fortify
  • HP Quality Center
  • JaCoCo
  • JIRA
  • JUnit
  • Mercurial
  • MSTest
  • NUnit
  • Perforce
  • PMD
  • Rally
  • Rational Team Concert SCM
  • Rational Team Concert Work Items
  • Report Publisher
  • Reporting
  • Sonargraph
  • SonarQube
  • Team Foundation Server
  • TFS Work Items




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IBM Acquires UrbanCode | IBM UrbanCode Acquisition Pressrelease


A message from Kristof Kloeckner:

I am pleased to announce that IBM has acquired UrbanCode Inc. UrbanCode offers capabilities for application release automation (ARA), complementing IBM’s DevOps solutions, enabling clients to more rapidly deliver mobile, cloud, big data analytics and traditional applications.

Innovation is increasingly being driven by software, but the rapidly changing software development landscape means that any changes an organization makes to its software environment needs to happen smoothly and without disruption to the creation and delivery of products and services. IBM delivers first class DevOps solutions enabling organizations to continuously deliver software so they can seize new market opportunities and gain competitive advantage.

Acquiring UrbanCode strengthens IBM’s DevOps strategy and capabilities. With UrbanCode’s ARA solution, IBM will help improve our clients’ ability to deliver software, enabling continuous release and deployment by:

This acquisition complements IBM’s leadership in DevOps, enabling greater business agility by rapidly and more frequently delivering applications to market with reduced cost, risk and increased quality.

UrbanCode’s award winning software can help reduce software deployment time from months to minutes, and has helped save some clients two million dollars annually.

Together, we offer the most complete solution available today for continuously delivering software. UrbanCode’s application release automation capabilities will help our customers accelerate their delivery of business critical software with improved quality, and at a lower cost and risk to the business.

For more information about this news, please read the press release.

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IBM Rational ClearCase Version 7.1.1 release | Rational ClearCase New Version


IBM Rational ClearCase Version 7.1.1 release

This information provides a brief description of the new features and restrictions in IBM Rational® ClearCase® Version 7.1.1
What’s New

For a list of new features available in this release, see What’s New
The Rational ClearCase Version 7.1.1 announcement is available at www.ibm.com/common/ssi/index.wss. See the announcement for the following information:

Detailed product description, including a description of new functions
Product-positioning statement
Packaging and ordering details
International compatibility information

System requirements

For information about hardware and software compatibility, see the detailed system requirements document at http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=swg21302974 .
Installing Rational ClearCase Version 7.1.1
For installation instructions, see this topic in the information center:


Known problems

Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems. To learn about the known limitations and problems in this update, and any workarounds that are available, see: http://www.ibm.com/support/search.wss?&q=clearcase+RN7.1.1.
iFixes and Fixpacks
To learn about features and fixed defect fixes in Fixpack and iFixes:

Go to http://www.ibm.com
Click Support & downloads
In the Select product or service type for support box, select the software category and then the product category.
Under Choose your task on the left side, click Downloads.
In the Featured download links box, click View all download links.
Click the link for an iFix or Fixpack.

Source: Click here

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