Applies to Collaborator 12.2, last modified on October 31, 2019

This topic explains how to install the Collaborator plug-in for Rational Team Concert.

Since version 11.3 Collaborator requires Java 8 but shipps a special Rational Team Concert Plug-In that uses Java 7. Rational Team Concert 6.0.1 and later require Java 7. Whereas, Rational Team Concert 4.x - 6.0 (prior to 6.0.1) require Java 6, and RTC 2.x - 3.x require Java 5.

Therefore to integrate Collaborator and Rational Team Concert you will need to install a specific version of Rational Team Concert Plug-In.

To integrate with Rational Team Concert 2.x - 3.x you also need to downgrade your Collaborator (both Server and Client components) to CodeCollaborator/PeerReview Complete version 6.5.x (as only these versions supported Java 5).

  1. Download the update site .zip package with the plug-in from our web site:

    Note: For more information about different versions, see Version Compatibility Table in Overview.
  2. Create new ccollab-update-site subfolder in your Jazz Team Server installation folder. Extract files from the downloaded .zip archive to the <$JAZZ_ROOT>/ccollab-update-site folder. For example, the folder name can be like C:\Program Files\IBM\JazzTeamServer\ccollab-update-site.

  3. Copy the com.smartbear.ccollab-profile.ini file from this folder to the <$JAZZ_ROOT>\server\conf\ccm\provision_profiles folder.

  4. Now you need to reset your Jazz Team Server:

  5. Restart the Jazz Server. To do this:

    • Select Stop the Jazz Team Server from Windows' Program Files menu, or run the shutdown.bat file in the Jazz Install directory.

    • Run the server by selecting Start the Jazz Team Server from the Program Files menu:

  6. Check whether the plug-in is loaded:

    • Open the Component Status page:

      https://$Your_Jazz_server/ccm/admin?internal=true#action=com.ibm.team.repository.admin.componentStatus

    • Click the refresh icon next to the Component Status item in the left-side menu to update the page after it loads.

    • Check that the com.smartbear.collaborator.rtc.process.ICollaboratorService service is active.

    • Now click Provision Status in the left-side menu:

    • Search for smartbear on the page and make sure that the plug-in has been installed and initialized.

      Provision Status page: Checking whether the plug-in is installed

      CRJAZ0300I This feature is being installed: "com.smartbear.collaborator.rtc.process.feature_NN.N.NNNNN.NNN".

      CRJAZ0299I Installing bundle from the URL "file:/<JAZZ_ROOT>/server/conf/../../ccollab-update-site/plugins/com.smartbear.collaborator_NN.N.NNNNN.NNN.jar".

      CRJAZ0299I Installing bundle from the URL "file:/<JAZZ_ROOT>/server/conf/../../ccollab-update-site/plugins/com.smartbear.collaborator.rtc.common_NN.N.NNNNN.NNN.jar".

      CRJAZ0299I Installing bundle from the URL "file:/<JAZZ_ROOT>/server/conf/../../ccollab-update-site/plugins/com.smartbear.collaborator.rtc.process_NN.N.NNNNN.NNN.jar".

      CRJAZ0299I Installing bundle from the URL "file:/<JAZZ_ROOT>/server/conf/../../ccollab-update-site/plugins/com.smartbear.collaborator.rtc.component_NN.N.NNNNN.NNN.jar".

      where NN.N.NNNNN.NNN stands for the version number of Collaborator plug-in.

      Provision Status page: Checking whether the plug-in is started

      CRJAZ0307I Starting the bundle "com.smartbear.collaborator_NN.N.NNNNN.NNN".

      CRJAZ0307I Starting the bundle "com.smartbear.collaborator.rtc.common_NN.N.NNNNN.NNN".

      CRJAZ0307I Starting the bundle "com.smartbear.collaborator.rtc.process_NN.N.NNNNN.NNN".

      CRJAZ0307I Starting the bundle "com.smartbear.collaborator.rtc.component_NN.N.NNNNN.NNN".

      where NN.N.NNNNN.NNN stands for the version number of Collaborator plug-in.

Other Configuration Actions

After you installed the plug-in, you need to configure it. See Configuring the Collaborator Plug-In for Rational Team Concert.

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