CA PPM 14.4 Release Notes

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The 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
14.4 Release Notes include new and enhanced features and compatible hardware and software versions. This information helps you plan for this release.
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New Features and Enhancements
Allocation and Actuals for Inactive Projects
In previous releases, time-scaled resource allocation and actuals did not include inactive projects. In this release, the information is included to resolve the following historic business case:
  • You finish a project and mark it inactive and plan to formally close it later.
  • While it is inactive, you continue planning.
  • In previous releases, portlets excluded allocations and actuals with time-scaled values derived from your inactive projects. 
The Allocation-by-Period columns now support the inclusion of inactive investments on the Detail tab of the following portlets:
  • Top Down Planning by Investment
  • Weekly Detail
To improve your planning capabilities, you can now view allocations and actuals for resources for both active and inactive investments.
Studio developers can take advantage of this enhancement in the Team Allocations system data provider.
Integration with CA Agile Central (formerly Rally)
  • Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    integrates with CA Agile Central agile development software. The CA Agile Central integration now works with CA Agile Central SaaS and also with CA Agile Central On Premise. See
    Integrate CA PPM with CA Agile Central
    .
  • Now you can synchronize the
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    project team with the users assigned to CA Agile Central Features and Initiatives. For an integration instance, you can also specify whether or not the synchronized team members are open for time entry in
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    .
  • The integration now supports universal unique IDs (UUID). After upgrade, once the Rally Synchronization job executes successfully on existing Rally instances, the following values are automatically converted to UUID:
    • Integration Instance object ID
    • Default Rally Owner ID
    • Default Rally Project ID
CA PPM REST APIs
The CA PPM REST APIs now support the Delete HTTP method for accessing the REST APIs. API support is also extended to include the following operations:
  • Create, update, retrieve, or delete teams and assignments
  • Create, update, retrieve, or delete timesheets
  • Create, update, or retrieve project status reports
  • Delete tasks
To learn more, see
REST APIs
.
Date Display Units in Studio Charts
Studio chart portlets dynamically adjust the display of date units on the X and Y axes. The current date range and the amount of data to display determine how the date units appear. In previous releases, you manually selected units such as Day, Month, Quarter, or Year. 
Portfolio Support for Aggregated Calculated Attributes (ACAs)
You can now include aggregated calculated attributes (ACAs) that  you add to investment objects (project, non-project, or the investment object) and those ACAs will be visible in the attribute registry on the Portfolio Investment object. Adding an ACA to a portfolio lets you display summary information that is rolled up from the child investments. If you add an ACA to the Portfolio Investment object, the ACA also becomes available to the following portfolio data providers:
  • Portfolio Investment Provider
  • Portfolio Investment Financial Performance Provider
See
Aggregate Calculated Attributes
in
CA PPM Studio Objects and Attributes
.
New Password Policy
The new password policy complies with the following rules out-of-the box:
  • Minimum password length is eight characters including a minimum of one uppercase, one lowercase, one numeric, and one special character.
  • You can reuse a password only after 60 days and following the use of four consecutive unique passwords.
  • The password and user name cannot be the same.
  • The new password policy is applied automatically in the system options but upgrading customers can continue to use the existing password. In future, when the customer chooses to change the password, the new password policy is applied automatically.
You can overwrite the default password policy rules by selecting the Custom Expression option and specifying your own regular expression for a password.
See
Configure General Password Options
in Configure Secure Authentication, User Accounts, and Passwords.
New Data Warehouse Configuration Options
You can now select Data Warehouse configuration options from the System Options page in the Administration menu to eliminate unused time slice periods. The new settings help reduce the number of fact records stored and the processing time for populating the Data Warehouse. See Configure the Data Warehouse and Advanced Reporting Domains.
Rollover Interval Change for Data Warehouse Time Slices
The rollover interval for the Data Warehouse time slices (except for the fiscal period slices) has been updated from Weekly or Monthly to Quarterly. The change in the rollover period improves the Data Warehouse performance.
Changes to the Create and Update Jaspersoft Users Job
To improve performance, the Create and Update Jaspersoft Users job no longer creates the user-specific folders automatically under the Users folder in Jaspersoft. For example, say the 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
administrator creates a new resource in 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
and provides the resource Advanced Reporting access rights. The new resource does not automatically get a folder under the Users folder with the folder name matching the
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
resource ID. However, the Jaspersoft administrator can create user-specific folders under the Users folder in Jaspersoft. The administrator must also provide administrative rights to the resources for their user-specific folders so they can manage these folders. Ideally, only the specific Advanced Reporting user and the Jaspersoft administrator need access to the user-specific folders. After upgrade, the content of the user-specific folders remain intact.
Also, the Full Sync option is now modified to delete any empty user-specific folders under the Users folder created by earlier versions of
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
. However, the empty user-specific folders are deleted
only
if the folder names correspond to
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
resource IDs. Otherwise, the Jaspersoft administrator can follow any naming convention for the user-specific folders under the Users folder.
These updates are available in 14.2.0.8, 14.3.0.6, and higher release levels. For more details, see the patch README files.
Changes to the Load Data Warehouse Job
Running the Load Data Warehouse job with the Full Load option selected now adds the following financial plans for all applicable investments to the Data Warehouse:
  • The Plan of Record
  • The current budget plan
  • All benefit plans
All cost plans and budget plans are not longer loaded to the Data Warehouse.
Security Model Update
The Load Data Warehouse Access Rights job has been rewritten for faster performance. As a result, the performance of the Load Data Warehouse Access Rights job is significantly improved especially for customers with a large dataset. The following improvements were made to the Data Warehouse schema for the security model:
  • The following security tables have been removed and recreated as views to support existing reports. The views are not for use when building new reports.
    • DWH_INV_SECURITY
    • DWH_RES_SECURITY
  • The
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    security tables are now copied to the Data Warehouse with minor enhancements and consistent naming conventions.
  • The views are recreated and used for generating ad hoc views and reports.
Open Workbench: Keep Original Project Baselines When Transferring Assignments
In Open Workbench, you can transfer specific task assignments from one resource to another using the Transfer Assignments dialog. With Release 14.4, the Keep Baselines check box on this dialog is now selected by default. This setting transfers the original assignment baselines to the new resource.
See
Manage Projects with Open Workbench
.
Timesheet Auto-Populate Options
The time entry options for automatically populating a timesheet have been renamed and modified to make them easier to use. The options also now appear as check boxes instead of radio buttons as in previous releases. The check boxes allow you to select as many options as you want to use.
The project and resource manager can apply timesheet options for all resources, or individual users can set their own timesheet options that apply to their timesheets. When you first open a timesheet, the timesheet is blank, containing no tasks. You can populate the timesheet with tasks by setting timesheet options. If you do not select any of the options, the Populate button does not display on the timesheet.
The renamed timesheet options perform the following tasks:
  • Populate assigned tasks
    : Copies all your task assignments to your current timesheet.
  • Copy time entries from previous timesheet:
    Copies the timesheet entries from your most recently submitted timesheet (and optionally includes actuals) to your current timesheet. This option does not populate the assigned tasks.
Governor Settings
The following table lists the default and recommended governor settings.
Governor Setting
Default Value
Units
Maximum file size for a document
Note:
This restriction is applied at the time that documents are uploaded to
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
. Previously existing documents that exceed the setting are not affected.
20
MB
Maximum number of rows that you can export to Excel
25,000
rows
Maximum number of rows that can be fetched in a list view or grid portlet
Note:
Only applicable if you have aggregation configured on the list view or grid portlet.
50,000
rows
Maximum number of rows that you can retrieve using GEL script
Note:
Only applicable to select queries that are run through GEL script.
100,000
rows
Maximum number of tasks that you can add to a timesheet
250
tasks
Maximum number of nodes that you can read or write through XOG
150,000
nodes
Maximum number of attributes that a portfolio can have
700
attributes
Maximum number of roles that a portfolio can have
25
roles
End of Life for CA Business Intelligence with Business Objects
CA Technologies works continually to improve its software and service offerings to meet the needs of customers. Over the last couple of years, the trend in the business intelligence marketplace has been to shift away from a focus on specialized report writers to empowering business-driven information consumers who want to perform their own data discovery and self-service analysis. This trend has been validated by many
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 customers who no longer want reporting to be a specialized silo with extended report development queues. As your innovation partner, we have conducted extensive research on new reporting platforms to meet the needs of our customers and to better align with our
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 roadmap. Based on that research, we have selected Jaspersoft as the new business intelligence platform for
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
. Jaspersoft provides customers with a significantly more powerful yet simpler reporting experience.
With Release 14.4, the ability to configure CA Business Intelligence with Business Objects to work with
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
is no longer available.
You can read the complete End of Life (EOL) Announcement on the Product Release and Support Announcements page of CA Support Online.
End of Life for CA PPM Solution Pack (CSP) for Business Objects Reporting Add-In
CA Technologies works continually to improve its software and service offerings to meet the needs of customers. To focus our development efforts and to help our customer base achieve their strategic business initiatives, we are investing our resources in new technology and software and will be dropping support for the
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Solution Pack (CSP) for Business Objects Reporting Add-in. This decision is related to the End of Life announced for CA Business Intelligence for
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
You can read the complete End of Life (EOL) Announcement for CA PPM CSP on CA Support Online.
End of Life for Some Add-ins and Connectors
CA Technologies is continually working to improve our software and services to meet the needs of our customers. In order to focus our development efforts and to help our customer base achieve their strategic business initiatives, we are investing our resources in new technology and software, and will be dropping support for these add-ins and connectors:
  • Business Relationship Manager (BRM) Accelerator
  • Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    Catalyst Connector
  • CA Unicenter Asset Portfolio Management (APM) Connector
  • Connector for CA Unicenter Service Desk and CA Software Change Manager
  • PPM Essentials Accelerator
  • Service Connect
For complete details, see the End of Life Announcement on the
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
product support page. 
Documentation Updates
  • The URL for the CA Product Documentation changed from wiki.ca.com to docops.ca.com.
  • The
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    Online Help links were expanded. You can now click the Help link from over 400 application pages and tabs to get the latest documentation.
  • Videos were added to the documentation.
  • In alignment with the end-of-life announcements for CA Business Intelligence, the following content has been changed in the documentation for this release:
    • Business Objects Xcelsius Implementation documentation was removed
      : This documentation included information about interactive portlets, implementation examples, stock Xcelsius design files, queries, portlets, and Xcelsius dashboards. These features were removed in this release.
    • Obsolete Client Software was removed
      : The Personalize
      Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
      page no longer lists the following obsolete client software:
      • SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius 2008
      • CA Clarity UI Themes as Xcelsius Color Schemes
      • Design Files for Stock Xcelsius Visualizations
    • Process Invalidation for Jobs Linked to Removed Reports
      : In this release, old Business Objects reports were removed. If a process step included a job that was linked to reports, that process is invalidated after upgrading.
       
      See the
      Administration
      changes in the
      Change Impact and Upgrade
      documentation.
    • Access Rights for Removed Reports
      : Because the Business Objects reports were removed in this release, the access rights for reports were also removed or renamed. See the
      Administration
      changes in the
      Change Impact and Upgrade
      documentation.
Compatibilities
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Operating System
The following table shows supported operating system (OS) platforms for servers running
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 server software (application and background servers).
  • Platforms denoted as "Certified" are fully tested and supported by CA Technologies.
  • Platforms denoted as "Compatible" are one of the following: partially tested, tested in prior releases, or noted as a downstream compatible distribution.
OS
(1)
Version
Support Type
Microsoft Windows Server 64-bit
2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter, any update
Certified
2012 Standard any update
Compatible
2012 Datacenter any update
Compatible
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64-bit
7u0 and newer updates
Certified
6u6 and newer updates
Compatible
Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 64-bit
7u0 and newer updates
Compatible
6u6 and newer updates
Compatible
CentOS 64-bit
7u0 and newer updates
Compatible
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SUSE) 64–bit
12 and newer service packs
Compatible
Notes:
  1. Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
     is supported on any localized version of the supported operating systems.
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Components
The following table lists the supported components for this release of
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
.
Component
Version
Virtualization
Database
(4)
  • Oracle 11.2 Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 11.2.0.4.x or higher patch level (4a,4b)
  • Oracle 12.1 Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 12.1.0.2.x or higher patch level (4a,4b)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition: Service Pack 2 or higher Service Pack (4c,4d)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition: Service Pack 1 or higher Service Pack (4c,4d)
Database Interface
  • Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    DataDirect Type 5 (v5.1.4) Drivers for Oracle and SQL Server (included in the
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    distribution).
Java Runtime
  • Oracle Java SE JDK 8 update 60 (64-bit) or higher patch level. (5)
Application Server
Apache Tomcat 8.0.26 or higher patch level (64-bit) (6)
Report Server
CA Business Intelligence JasperReports Server 6.1.0 (7,8)
With CA Business Intelligence JasperReports Server 6.1.0 Cumulative Patch #5.1.0.2 or higher
Mail Server
Any SMTP/IMAPI/POP3 mail server can be used.
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
does not explicitly support any one vendor.
Notes:
4. Databases can be run on any vendor-supported platform. Production databases are only supported on virtualized architectures that are supported by Oracle and Microsoft product architecture stacks. Customers who use architecture platforms that are not specified by Oracle or Microsoft have limited support. CA Support determines whether a problem on an unsupported platform is recreatable on a supported platform or already defined as a known problem.
    1. Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) is supported.
    2. Where (x) represents the patch level supported. (For example, 12.1.0.3 is a new release and is
      not
      inherently supported).
    3. Microsoft SQL Server 
      Named Instances
       are supported; however, 
      Always On
       mode is not supported. 
      Clustering
       is supported with manual intervention after a database failure to restart failed background processes.
    4. Any Microsoft SQL Server deployment that expands beyond five thousand users must be approved by CA Technologies, otherwise Oracle is a requirement due to scalability limitations associated with Microsoft SQL Server and how it handles OLTP (Online Transaction Processing) products like
      Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
5. CA Technologies recommends running the latest patch level.
6.
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 is supported on any localized version of the supported application servers.
7.
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 does not support Jaspersoft flash charts.
8. Jaspersoft Enterprise includes OLAP Server but
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 will NOT support OLAP Server. 
Integrated Servers
The following table lists the supported software for servers integrating with
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
.
Software
Version
Single Sign On Server
CA Single Sign-On 12.52 SP01 CR01
CA Single Sign-On 12.51 CR05
LDAP Server
Supports any LDAP v3 compliant directory server (such as CA Directory, Microsoft Active Directory, Novell eDirectory, Oracle Directory Server, Sun One Directory).
SharePoint Server
SharePoint Server 2013 (64-bit) SP1 Enterprise Edition (1)
Notes:
1.
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 SharePoint connector version v2.3 
Agile Applications
The following table lists the originally supported versions of agile applications that integrate with
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
.
As of August 2018, the integration of any release of CA PPM with any
on-premise
edition of CA Agile Central (formerly Rally) is no longer supported. CA PPM and CA Agile Central SaaS integrations are recommended.
Agile Application
On Premise
SaaS
CA Agile Central
(1)
 CA Agile Central On-Premises Edition 2015.2
 
CA Agile Central Enterprise(2)
CA Agile Central Unlimited
VersionOne
(3)
VersionOne Connector for CA PPM Integration 1.0
VersionOne Connector for CA PPM Integration 1.0
Notes:
  1. Supported with WSAPI version 3.0 minimum.
  2. CA Agile Central Enterprise is only supported if Portfolio Manager is also purchased.
  3. No longer supported as of March 2017.
Client-Side Components
The following table lists the supported software for client computers accessing
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Software
Microsoft Windows
Apple Mac OS
Desktop Linux
Operating Systems
  • Windows 7 SP1, all editions, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Windows 10.0, 32-bit and 64-bit(11)
  • Mac OS X; Release 10.11.2 or higher patch level
  • Any vendor or version with support for browsers listed under the Web Browsers section.
Web Browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11.0 and higher patch level (Windows 7, 8.1, and 10)
  • Microsoft Edge 20.0(10) and higher release (Windows 10)
  • Firefox 40 and higher release. (2)
  • Google Chrome 46 or higher release. (2)
  • Safari 9.0.3 and higher patch level
  • Google Chrome 46 or higher release (2) (7)
  • Firefox 40 and higher release (2)
  • Google Chrome 46 or higher release. (2) (7)
Client Applications
(1)
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 - 2016 32-bit and 64-bit, all editions. (6)
  • Microsoft Powerpoint 2013 - 2016 32-bit and 64-bit, all editions. (6)
  • Microsoft Project 2013[5a], 2013 SP1 and 2016 [5b] 32-bit and 64-bit, all editions.
  • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus(9)
  • Java 8 Runtime Environment 8 update 60 or higher update level.(3)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher.(8)
  • CA Open Workbench 2.1.2(11)
  • Jaspersoft Studio 6.1.0, with CA JDBC Adapter(4)
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac
  • Microsoft Powerpoint 2016 for Mac
  • No Microsoft Project
    support
  • No Open Workbench support
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher (8)
  • No Excel Export support
  • No Microsoft Project support
  • No Open Workbench support
Third-party SOAP Integration Toolkits
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 (.NET Framework 4.5.1)
  • Apache Axis2
  • Apache Axis2
  • Apache Axis2
  1. Using multiple versions of third-party software concurrently is not supported and can cause out-of-sync and compatibility issues. CA Technologies supports only versions of third-party software that the vendor supports.
  2. New Firefox, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge releases may be supported with minimal testing after being released.
  3. Java 8 Runtime is required for the XML Open Gateway (XOG) Client.
  4. Required only for custom report development.
  5. Microsoft Project support includes the following limitations:
    1. Microsoft Project 2013 is only supported for the legacy 
      Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
      MSP driver.
    2. Microsoft Project 2013 SP1 and 2016 are only supported for the new
      Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
      MSP driver. Microsoft Project 2013 SP1 and 2016 require the Microsoft February 2016 patches. See the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles KB3114739 for 2013 SP1 and KB3114714 for 2016. Updated patch information is also available from CA Support.
  6. Microsoft Office 365 2013 and 2016 supported.
  7. Support Type of Compatible.
  8. To view reports exported in PDF format.
  9. Support for Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is provided for Excel and PowerPoint, but not for Microsoft Project Pro.
  10. Jaspersoft is not supported with the Microsoft Edge browser.
  11. Open Workbench is supported on Windows 10; however, mobile devices, tablets, and hybrid devices such as Surface Pro are not supported due to screen resolution constraints.
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Mobile Time Manager
The following table includes the mobile operating system platforms that are supported for the
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Mobile Time Manager application. 
iOS
Android
Mobile Operating System
  • Apple iOS 9.0 or greater
  • Google Android OS 4.4 or greater
Products Included With 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
The following table includes the third-party software that is licensed and shipped with
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
. All of the following software is included on the
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Install Media, DVD Master that is available on the Download Center.
Component
Notes
Java Runtime
The JDK installers for all supported operating systems.
Application Server
Apache Tomcat for all supported operating systems.
Report Server
JasperReports Server 6.1.0
Jaspersoft 6.1.0 Operating System
The following table shows the supported operating system (OS) platforms for servers running Jaspersoft server software (application and background servers).
  • Platforms denoted as "Certified" are fully tested and supported by CA Technologies.
  • Platforms denoted as "Compatible" are one of the following: partially tested, tested in prior releases, or noted as a downstream compatible distribution.
OS
(1)
Version
Support Type
Windows Server 64-bit
2012 R2 Standard any update
Certified
2012 R2 Datacenter any update
Compatible
2012 Standard any update
Compatible
2012 Datacenter any update
Compatible
Red Hat (RHEL) 64-bit
(1)
7u0 and newer updates(2)
Certified
6u6 and newer updates(2)
Compatible
Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 64-bit
(1)
7u0 and newer updates(2)
Compatible
CentOS 64-bit
(1)
7u0 and newer updates(2)
Compatible
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SUSE) 64–bit
(1)
11 and newer service packs (2)
Compatible
Notes:
 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
integration with Jaspersoft is supported under the above Jaspersoft 6.1.0 configurations only. No other configurations supported directly by Jaspersoft will be supported by CA Technologies.
  1. Jaspersoft is supported on any localized version of the supported operating systems.
  2. Jaspersoft on RHEL, OEL, CentOS, and SUSE connecting to Microsoft SQL Server database is not currently supported.
Jaspersoft 6.1.0 Components
The following table shows the supported database, Java runtime environment, application server, report server, and mail server for Jaspersoft 6.1.0. 
Component
Version
Database
(2)
  • Oracle 11.2 Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 11.2.0.4.x or higher patch level (2a)
  • Oracle 12.1 Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 12.1.0.2.x or higher patch level (2a)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition: Service Pack 2 (2b,2c)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition: Service Pack 1 (2b,2c)
Java Runtime
  • Oracle Java SE JDK 8 update 60 (64-bit) or higher patch level. (3)
Application Server
  • Apache Tomcat 7.0.55 or higher patch level (64-bit) (4)
Report Server
  • JasperReports Server 6.1.0 (5,6)
Mail Server
  • Any SMTP mail server can be used. Jaspersoft does not explicitly support any one vendor.
Notes:
2. Databases can be run on any vendor-supported platform. Production databases are only supported on virtualized architectures that are supported by Oracle and Microsoft product architecture stacks. Customers who use architecture platforms that are not specified by Oracle or Microsoft will have limited support.
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Support will determine whether a problem on an unsupported platform is either recreatable on a supported platform or already defined as a known problem.
a. Where (x) represents the patch level supported. (For example, 12.1.0.3 is a new release and is
not
inherently supported).
b. Microsoft SQL Server 
Named Instances
 are supported; however, 
Always On
 mode is not supported. 
Clustering
 is supported with manual intervention after a database failure to restart failed background processes.
 
c. Any Microsoft SQL Server deployment that expands beyond five thousand users must be approved by CA Technologies, otherwise Oracle is a requirement due to scalability limitations associated with Microsoft SQL Server and how it handles OLTP (Online Transaction Processing) products like
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
.
3. CA Technologies recommends running the latest patch level.
4. Jaspersoft is supported on any localized version of the supported application servers.
5.
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 does not support Jaspersoft flash charts.
6. Jaspersoft Enterprise includes OLAP Server but
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 will NOT support OLAP Server
Change Summary: Release 14.4.0
Component
Description
Server Java Runtime
  • Updated support for Oracle Java SE JDK 8, update 60 latest patch level (64 bit).
  • Dropped support for IBM Java 7.0.0.100 (SR5), latest patch level (64 bit).
  • Dropped support for HP JDK 7, latest patch level (64 bit).
Operating Systems
  • Dropped support for Windows Server 2008 SP1, SP2 64 bit, Standard and Enterprise.
  • Added support for Oracle Enterprise 64 bit, Linux server 7u0 64 bit.
  • Added support for CentOS 7u0 64 bit.
  • Dropped support for IBM AIX.
Products Included
No changes
Integrated Servers
No changes
Mobile Operating Systems(1)
Updated iOS and Android OS supported release levels for the
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Mobile Time Manager app only.
Database Server
  • Dropped support for Oracle 11.2.0.3.
  • Requires minimum Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2014.
Application Server
  • Updated support for Apache Tomcat 8.0.26.
  • Dropped support for IBM WebSphere.
Report Server
Dropped support for CA Business Intelligence 3.3 SP2 (BOXI 3.1 SP7).
Client Browsers
  • Added support for native Microsoft IE 11 for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.
  • Added support for Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 (not supported for Jaspersoft).
  • Updated support for new releases of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari browsers.
  • Dropped support for IE 10.
Client Applications
  • Added support for Microsoft Excel 2016 (Windows and Mac).
  • Added support for Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (Windows and Mac).
    Note:
    Includes Office 365 versions of Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Added support for Microsoft Project 2016.
    Note:
    Does not include Microsoft Project Pro for Office 365.
For all Microsoft Office products, click-to-run deployments are not supported.
CA Agile Central (formerly Rally)
Updated support for CA Agile Central 2015.2.
(1) This support is for the
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Mobile Time Management application only.
FIPS Operating Mode Restrictions
Not all 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
platforms support RSA BSAFE Crypto-J for FIPS 140-2 certification. The following table displays the compatible platforms and operating systems that RSA documents. While other platforms are likely to function correctly, CA Technologies cannot verify support for Crypto-J on any other than those platforms listed here.
Platform
Operating System
Number of Bits
Release
Microsoft Windows
2008 R2 Server
2012 R2 Server
64
Oracle JDK 1.8 update 40
Red Hat Linux
Enterprise Server 6.6
Enterprise Server 7.x
64
Oracle JDK 1.8 update 40
 
  • The file 'java.security' under '<JAVA_HOME>/jre/lib/security' lists all the security providers with their preference order. 
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    automatically places the Crypto-J provider above the SunJCE provider location in the providers list. To use the Crypto-J provider with 
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    , you must explicitly set the security provider entry in the first index position: security.provider.1=com.sun.crypto.provider.SunJCE. The index numbers for the other positions must be adjusted accordingly. Verify that the SunJCE security provider is the first one.
IPv6 Network Compatibility Restrictions
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 is certified to operate in an IPv6 networking environment with restrictions. Other configurations of 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
using IPv6 are likely to work but have not been certified. For mixed IPv6/IPv4 environments, it is assumed that the server instance uses two network interface cards, one configured for IPv6 and the other for IPv4.
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Installations on a Microsoft Windows Configuration
Configuration
App Server
OS for App Server
Database
OS for Database
Status
1
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2
MSSQL 2008 R2
Windows 2008 R2
Supported in IPv6 mixed mode and in pure mode.
2
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2
Oracle Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.3
Windows 2008 R2
Supported in pure IPv6 and mixed mode.
Mail Server on a Microsoft Windows Configuration
Configuration
App Server
OS for App Server
Database
OS for Database
Mail Server
Status
3
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2
Oracle Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.3
Windows 2008 R2
MIRAK1) 10.3.1
Supported in pure IPv6 and mixed mode.
1)MIRAK is an open source mail server used for testing purposes.
Upgrade from v12.1.1 to v13.3 on a Microsoft Windows Configuration
Configuration
App Server
OS for App Server
Database
OS for Database
Status
6
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2
MSSQL 2008 R2
Windows 2008 R2
Supported in mixed mode.
7
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2
Oracle Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.3
Windows 2008 R2
Supported in mixed mode.
Installation on a Hybrid 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Configuration with a different OS for APP and DB
Configuration
App Server
OS for App Server
Database
OS for Database
Status
8
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2
Oracle Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.3
RH6
Supported in pure IPv6 and mixed mode.
Mail Server on a Hybrid 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Configuration with a different OS for APP and DB
Configuration
App Server
OS for App Server
Database
OS for Database
Mail Server
Status
9
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2
Oracle Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.3
RH6
MIRAK 10.3.11)
Supported in mixed mode.
1)MIRAK is an open source mail server used for testing purposes.
Upgrade from v12.1.1 to v13.3 on a Hybrid 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Configuration with a different OS for APP and DB
Configuration
App Server
OS for App Server
Database
OS for Database
Status
11
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2
Oracle Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.3
RH6
Supported in mixed mode.
Add-in Compatibility
The following information applies to customers who are upgrading installed add-ins, accelerators, and connectors.
  • If you are upgrading from CA Clarity PPM 13.0 through Release 14.1 to Release 14.4, the following add-ins are upgraded for you:
    • PMO Accelerator
    • CA Agile Planning
  • If you are upgrading from any version before 13.0 to Release 14.4, you must manually upgrade all installed add-ins.
  • Starting with CA PPM 13.3, a new installation process is required for add-ins, accelerators, and connectors.
    For more information, see
    Installing and Upgrading
    .
  • The following add-ins, accelerators, and connector releases are compatible for a new installation of Release 14.4 as well as an upgrade from 12.x, 13.x, 14.1, 14.2, and 14.3 to Release 14.4.
    Add-in, Accelerator, or Connector
    Release
    End of Life Date
    PMO Accelerator
    14.4.0
    Application Portfolio Management (APM) Add-in
    14.4.0
    Agile Add-In
    14.4.0
    Earned Value Manager
    2.0.2
    Accelerator for PRINCE2
    2.0.2
    Accelerator for the PMBOK
    2.0.3
    Accelerator for New Product Development
    2.0.4
    Connector for Microsoft SharePoint 2013
    3.0.0
    CA Agile Planning
    14.1.0
    VersionOne Connector
    14.1.0
    Business Relationship Manager (BRM) Accelerator
    3.0.2
    June 30, 2016
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
     Catalyst Connector
    2.5.0
    June 30, 2016
    CA Unicenter Asset Portfolio Management (APM) Connector
    2.0.2
    June 30, 2016
    Connector for CA Unicenter Service Desk and CA Software Change Manager
    2.0.1
    June 30, 2016
    PPM Essentials Accelerator
    2.0.2
    June 30, 2016
    Service Connect
    2.0.0
    June 30, 2016
Supported Upgrade Paths
For information about supported upgrade paths, see
Change Impact and Upgrade
and
Installing and Upgrading.
Patches and Solutions (Published Fixes)
We recommend that you review the Solutions and Patches that Technical Support provides on the Download Center Page of CA Support Online. You can review the solutions and patches and any prerequisite published fixes that are required for your product release.
The latest Cumulative Patches for
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
and Jaspersoft are available on the CA PPM 14.4 and Jaspersoft Patches page in this documentation. You will find the patch highlights, a link to the patch announcement, a link to the Readme, and a link to download the patch.
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles
Resolved Defects
Java Runtime Environment Defects
The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is updated frequently with fixes for security issues, including issues that are unknown at the time 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
is released. To ensure that you have the latest fixes, we recommend that you download the most recent JDK.
International Support
An internationalized product is an English product that operates correctly on local language versions of the required operating system and required third-party products, and supports local language data for input and output. Internationalized products also support the ability to specify local language conventions for date, time, currency, and number formats.
A translated product (sometimes referred to as a localized product) is an internationalized product that includes local language support for the user interface of the product, online help and other documentation, and local language default settings for date, time, currency, and number formats.
The product is fully localized and supports over 100 regional settings for date, time, and number formatting. The user interface is available in the following languages:
Brazilian Portuguese
Italian
Catalan
Japanese
Czech
Norwegian
Danish
Polish
Dutch
Russian
English
Simplified Chinese
Finnish
Spanish
French
Swedish
German
Traditional Chinese
Hungarian
Turkish
Training
CA Education offers many training solutions for 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
. One important course you may consider explains the CA Productivity Accelerator (CA PA). To learn more about the training offerings, see the CA Education website at http://ca.com/education.
Accessibility
CA Technologies is committed to ensuring all customers can successfully use its products and supporting documentation to accomplish business tasks. 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 provides standard user assistance features. The software also inherits the accessibility features of the operating system, browser, and device that you are using. To learn more, see 
User Accessibility Features
 under 
Getting Started
.