Tool Mentors > Rational ClearCase Tool Mentors > Setting Up the Implementation Model Using Rational ClearCase
This tool mentor describes how to create a framework in the development environment for organizing and storing configuration item artifacts related to the implementation and delivery of the software product. The physical representation of subsystems in the development environment defines the "product directory structure" and is, in effect, the software Implementation Model. This tool mentor explains how to set up the Implementation Model directory.
Related Rational Unified Process (RUP) information:
OverviewBefore beginning to use ClearCase, it's important to know whether you'll use ClearCase UCM, an out-of-the-box usage model, or base ClearCase, which provides a set of tools that can be used to construct other usage models.
This tool mentor is applicable to both ClearCase UCM and base ClearCase tasks, whereas all of the other ClearCase tool mentors presented in the RUP use the UCM model.
This tool mentor is applicable when running Microsoft Windows.
There are some differences between RUP terminology and that used by ClearCase. The following definitions of tool-specific terminology should help clarify the differences.
Tool StepsTo set up the implementation model with Rational ClearCase:
1. Create the Configuration Management (CM) repositories (ClearCase VOBs) that represent the subsystems defined by your architecture
Versioned Object Bases (VOBs) store versions of files, directories, and other objects. They serve as repositories for configuration management information.
To start the VOB Creation Wizard:
For details about creating VOBs, see the online help for the ClearCase VOB Creation Wizard.
For an overview of setting up VOBs, see the chapter "Setting Up ClearCase VOBs" in the ClearCase manual Administrator's Guide.
2. Import existing files and directories into the repositories to create an initial set of development configuration items (Rational ClearCase elements)Working within a ClearCase view produced for your project, create the desired directories within your VOBs and copy existing files into them.
For information on importing large volumes of files, see the clearimport command in the ClearCase manual Command Reference.
3. (Optional) Create an administrative VOB to contain definitions of global type objects used in defining baselines in your subsystemsOptionally, you may want to create an Administrative VOB to contain definitions of global type objects.
To create an administrative VOB, start the VOB Creation Wizard previously described in procedure 1 and follow the prompts.
For more information about working with administrative VOBs, see "Using Administrative VOBs and Global Types" in the ClearCase manual titled Administrator's Guide.
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