IBM Application Runtime Expert for i

The latest IBM Application Runtime Expert for i GUI interface (5733ARE) enhancements are available with following PTFs:

For IBM i 5.4, the GUI interface is not supported, but templates can be run on IBM i 5.4. The required core PTF is: 5722SS1 SI48843.
This PTF upgrades the Web user interface to version 3.1.4. The upgraded Web user interface contains several new enhancements and fixes:

Previous Release Notes

  • Click to show description v2.6

    The latest IBM Application Runtime Expert GUI interface (5733ARE) enhancements are available with following PTFs:

    For IBM i 5.4, the GUI interface is not supported, but templates can be run on IBM i 5.4. The required core PTF is: 5722SS1 SI47857.

    This PTF upgrades the Web user interface to version 2.6. The upgraded Web user interface contains several new enhancements and fixes:

  • Click to show description v2.5

    The latest IBM Application Runtime Expert GUI interface (5733ARE) enhancements are available with the HTTP Group PTF:

    For IBM i 5.4, the GUI interface is not supported, but templates can be run on IBM i 5.4. The required core PTF is: 5722SS1 SI47319.

    This PTF upgrades the Web user interface to version 2.5. The upgraded Web user interface contains several new enhancements and fixes:

    • Click to show description [1] Object common attributes supported:

      Object name
      Object library name
      Return library
      Object auxiliary storage pool (ASP) number
      Object owner Offset
      Object domain
      Extended object attribute
      Text description
      Source file name
      Source file library name
      Source file member name
      Source file updated date and time
      Object saved date and time
      Object restored date and time
      Creator's user profile
      System where object was created
      Reset date
      Saved size
      Save sequence number
      Storage
      Save command
      Save volume ID
      Save device
      Save file name
      Save file library name
      Save label
      System level
      Compiler
      Object level
      User changed
      Licensed program
      Program temporary fix (PTF)
      Authorized program analysis report (APAR)
      Last-used date
      Usage information updated
      Days-used count
      Object size multiplier
      Object compression status
      Allow change by program
      Changed by program
      User-defined attribute
      Object overflowed auxiliary storage pool (ASP) indicator
      Save active date and time
      Object auditing value
      Primary group
      Journal status
      Journal name
      Journal library name
      Journal images
      Journal entries to be omitted
      Journal start date and time
      Digitally signed
      Saved size in units
      Saved size multiplier
      Library auxiliary storage pool (ASP) number
      Object auxiliary storage pool (ASP) device name
      Library auxiliary storage pool (ASP) device name
      Digitally signed by system-trusted source
      Digitally signed more than once
      Primary associated space size
      Optimum space alignment
      Object auxiliary storage pool (ASP) group name
      Library auxiliary storage pool (ASP) group name
      Starting journal receiver name for apply
      Starting journal receiver library name
      Starting journal receiver library auxiliary storage pool (ASP) device name
      Starting journal receiver library auxiliary storage pool (ASP) group name
      Remote journal filter

    • Click to show description [2] More than 400 checks for type-specific attributes are supported for the following object types:

      *LIB
      *PGM
      *SRVPGM
      *CMD
      *MODULE
      *JRN
      *JRNRCV

    For example: Program state of *PGM object type.

  • Click to show description v2.3

    The latest IBM Application Runtime Expert GUI interface (5733ARE) enhancements are available with the HTTP Group PTF:

    For IBM i 5.4, the GUI interface is not supported, but templates can be run on IBM i 5.4. The required core PTF is: 5722SS1 SI46459.

    Note: 5733ARE is now dependent on Java 1.6. Ensure 5761JV1 Option 11 is installed along with the latest Java PTF group level.

    This PTF upgrades the Web user interface to version 2.3. The upgraded Web user interface contains several new enhancements and fixes:

    Support users without *ALLOBJ special authority: Users without *ALLOBJ authority are now able to create template using the GUI tool. Previously, only users with *ALLOBJ authority are able to create templates. Now, users without *ALLOBJ special authority can use the GUI tool to create templates by two ways:

    1. Let the system administrator grant permission to use IBM Application Runtime Expert for i GUI tool for the designated users, by using IBM Web Administration for i. For details, refer to Documentation tab on product Web site.
    2. Use without permission. It is not recommended. It is not guaranteed and may lead to unexpected result due to insufficient authority. This is designed for advanced user only. However it is useful if only authorized objects are accessed.

    Users with *ALLOBJ special authority are not affected.

    Other updates and usability enhancements:

  • Click to show description v2.0

    The latest IBM Application Runtime Expert GUI interface (5733ARE) enhancements are available with PTF SI44502.

    Important: This PTF requires the newest IBM Application Runtime Expert for i core PTF. The newest core (part of the IBM i operating system) PTF is:

    This PTF upgrades the Web user interface to version 2.0. The upgraded Web user interface contains several new enhancements and fixes:

    Verify spooled files for CL commands: Scripts and Commands plugin now supports processing of spooled files for CL commands. Spooled files can be verified according to configuration, and user can also save the spooled files into the report file for further investigation.

    Passwords for console saved per session: Passwords are now saved in a session based manner with moderate encryption. When verifying systems using the console, a user no longer needs to type the password repeatedly within the same session.

    Console remote auto fix: More diagnostic information channels have been added for better problem determination. Auto fix function now performs better when fixing a large number of issues.

    GUI support for special characters: Special characters are supported in input fields all throughout the ARE GUI.

    Other updates and usability enhancements:

  • Click to show description V1.8.0

    Console support for collector mode: Console now provides a new link to download the remote collected archive (.zip) file for each verified system. This is useful when the Command Runner plugin or the Resource Collector plugin is used in a template. You can put the archive files from the remote systems into a local location to easily review the collected reports and resources.

    New SQL Query Verifier plugin GUI: This plugin helps to verify database content. You can specify SQL queries and check the results using this plugin.

    Collect command output: Command Runner plugin is now able to log output of the configured commands in collector mode. The output from the CL Commands are collected and placed in the archive file. The output is useful for further analysis.

    Stderr support for Command Runner plugin: Command Runner is now able to check stderr of QShell command output.

  • Click to show description V1.7.8

    Collector Mode: The -zipFile parameter can be specified on the command line to enable the Collector Mode. This allows ARE the ability to verify the desired environment and easily package the results in a single zip file for later review.

    Resource Collector Plugin: The new resource collector allow the ARE tool the ability verify the desired environment but also provide a single command to gather additional information from the target system and package it in a single zip file for later review. This is an especially useful feature for servicing an application on a remote system.

    Command Runner plugin: This plugin allows you the ability to verify the results of Qshell script or CL command on remote systems. Specify any CL Command or program through Qshell. When the ARE template is verified that program/command is run and the results of the call can be verified. For example you can use this to ensure a device is varied.

    Refresh Template: You can refresh an existing template base on the information on the current system. This is useful when you have old templates but updated system. This function helps you to easily keep templates updated.

    Integrated Template: The integrated template option bundles the core runtime with the template being created. This creates a self contained object including the verification and correct core runtime. This option will ignore the core that resides on the remote system. The latest core PTFs are no longer required on the target system when this option is used. This also means that the template file being created is larger than without the integrated template feature.

    Console - Report Viewer: Console now supports import and viewing existing ARE reports in a user friendly view. Import ARE reports from any other system verification and review in this console.

    Rule Map Interface API: you can write custom plugin by utilizing Rule Map Interface API. The API enables easy reuse of existing built-in checks and tools.

    Other Enhancements

  • Click to show description V1.5.1

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