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Status Future consideration
Categories ClearQuest
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 17, 2020

ClearQuest Web Server Using Tomcat Implementation

Implement ClearQuest web services using Apache Tomcat, including the companion Report Launcher.

(1) ClearCase and ClearQuest are often deployed together and should offer parallel implementation solutions. In 2018, the ClearCase/ClearQuest roadmap had Tomcat solutions projected, with ClearQuest Tomcat targeted for December 2019. Currently, ClearCase has a Tomcat solution, but ClearQuest does not. ClearQuest should offer an equivalent Tomcat solution.

(2) If we need a ClearCase AND ClearQuest remote solution, we are now forced to either stay with a WebSphere only solution, or implement both ClearCase Tomcat and ClearQuest WebSphere, usually on the same server which requires significant resources.

(3) Tomcat is a significantly smaller and simpler environment to implement and maintain. This is critical for ClearCase/ClearQuest Administrator s who are not WebSphere administrators and have little to no WebSphere knowledge or experience. ClearCase/ClearQuest administrators focus is ClearCase and ClearQuest support, and they should not have to become WebSphere administrators or experts. We have deployed both ClearCase/ClearQuest with WebSphere and ClearCase with Tomcat, and our experience confirms the significant difference between the complexity of WebSphere and the ease of Tomcat. For ClearCase Tomcat, the ClearCase WAR files are just dropped into the Tomcat application directory and it was running.

(4) ClearCase remote server requires Tomcat for some of our sites. We experienced multiple cases where an install ClearCase WebSphere solution stopped working for unknown reasons, and new installs would not run. We worked with the help desk SWAT and could not get any of the sites working using WebSphere. The help desk SWAT finally directed us to use the Tomcat solution which was a fast and easy implementation. It is currently our only option for these sites. We experienced the simpler installation and deployment of the Tomcat Solution. We would like it for ClearQuest too, and a single solutions for our ClearCase/ClearQuest remote deployment.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 146804
RFE Product Rational ClearQuest
  • Guest
    Sep 7, 2021

    This represents the request of a single customer but I know there are others that would like this capability... they just haven't logged an RFE yet.

  • Guest
    Sep 7, 2021

    ClearCase & ClearQuest have maintained similar deployment requirements and deployment options for over 20 years. It makes sense to keep this parity so that administrators of these tools are not forced to install and manage mulitple infrastructure platforms to support our tools. Please consider supporting Tomcat for ClearQuest Web deployments.