Release Notes (On Premise)

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The
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
14.2 Release Notes include new features, enhanced features, compatibilities (formerly, PAS), patches, known issues, and resolved defects. This information helps you plan for this release.
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New Features
Advanced Reporting and Data Warehouse
Advanced Reporting allows you to create an ad hoc view of 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 data that you can save as a report and share using different formats. You configure each ad hoc view and its corresponding report by selecting the data that you want to include. You can run a report immediately, or you can set up a schedule. In either case, you control the output method and format.
The 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Data Warehouse is the main data source for Advanced Reporting. The Data Warehouse schema is optimized specifically for reporting. The schema includes the Investment, Resource, Portfolio, Timesheet, and Project data. The Data Warehouse is populated at scheduled intervals by jobs that load the relevant data from the 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 database to the Data Warehouse. The Data Warehouse can be extended to include custom objects and attributes.
If you have your own preferred reporting tools, you can use them with the Data Warehouse.
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 provides a set of domains that contain the most frequently used data. When you create an ad hoc view, you select from a list of the available domains. A domain provides a business view of the 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Data Warehouse. A domain limits your access to data based on your security permissions. For example, if a user is permitted to access specific projects and resources in 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
, that user can access the same projects and resources in the Advanced Reporting domains. If you add custom objects or attributes to the product, these custom objects and attributes can also be included in the domains.
To view the data that is included in the domains, you must have the PMO Accelerator add-in with Jaspersoft Content installed. For more information, see
PMO Accelerator
.
You create ad hoc views in the form of charts, tables, and cross tabs that let you analyze data from the domains. You can also use the ad hoc views to generate reports, which you can share, store, or display in the following ways:
  • Single standalone report
  • Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint document, or other formats
  • Email attachment
Advanced Reporting uses the JasperReports Server (which is integrated with 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
) to manage ad hoc views and reports. For information about the JasperReports Server, see the Jaspersoft Community website.
For information about installing, configuring, and using Advanced Reporting and the Data Warehouse, see
Installing and Upgrading
Administrating
, and
Getting Started
.
Microsoft Project Field Mapping Administration
You can map only the existing
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 attributes that have not been mapped and custom attributes of the Assignment, Project, Resource, Task, and Team objects with the Microsoft Project fields. The attributes must be of the following data types:
  • Boolean
  • Date
  • Lookup String
  • Number
  • String
To map the fields, open Administration, and from Project Management, click MSP Field Mappings. You must have the administrator rights to view this page. You can only import, export, or import and export data to and from
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 to Microsoft Project.
The following business rules apply when you map the fields:
  • If an Object Type and Clarity Attribute ID mapping already exist, the Create or Update operation results in an error.
  • If an Object Type and MSP Field Name already exist, the Create or Update operation results in an error.
  • For out-of-the-box mappings with the Clarity Attribute ID set to prUID, the Create or Update operation results in an error.
  • For mappings with Clarity Attribute ID set to prUID, you can modify only the MSP Field Name for an update operation. For example, you can change the mapping of UID from text3 to text4.
Enhanced Features
Changes to the Plugin IDs
The plugin ID for VersionOne has changed from remote_v1 to pl_remote_v1. The change means that the command to deploy the plugin changes.
admin plugin pl_remote_v1
Upgrading to the Release 14.2 VersionOne plugin automatically updates the install history to reflect the new ID name.
Documentation
You can find the VersionOne integration documentation in
Installing and Upgrading
.
The following
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 documentation improvements are available with this release:
  • Advanced Reporting. 
    A new
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
     page, 
    CA PPM Advanced Reporting and Database Schema Index,
     is added to CA Support Online. The link for the page is located under Popular Links on the 
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    Product Page. This page contains links for technical information about 
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    , Data Warehouse, Jaspersoft, and the PMO Accelerator. To see this page, click this link:
    CA PPM Advanced Reporting and Database Schema Index
    This new page contains the following documentation links:
    • Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
       Database Schema
      In previous releases, this information was included in the
      Technical Reference Guide
      . Now a link to the support site is included where the information was previously.
    • Data Warehouse Database Schema
    • Data Warehouse ERD Diagram
    • PMO Accelerator for Jaspersoft Advanced Reporting
    • Advanced Reporting Domain Field Descriptions
    • PMO Accelerator Overview Guides
  • Studio Development.
     The last step for creating a custom object was updated to reflect your ability to edit the default menu link to the list page. Previous documentation suggested only that you create a new menu link to the custom object list page. A sample screen image was added to demonstrate the appearance of chart portlet data that is grouped by column or function.
    • Prerequisites for content packages were updated to include the required Document Management System (DMS). As an administrator, install and configure the DMS before using content package JAR files in Studio.
  • Financial Management.
     The equations and descriptions in the 
    Financial Metrics Used for Planning
     topic were reviewed and improved.
  • Resource Management.
     The calculation for the default allocation percentage has been improved. Although it does not directly change the steps to perform staffing tasks, resource managers can benefit from more accurate results. See 
    Resource Average Allocation Percentage
     in this article.
  • Access Rights Reference
    . To help improve how you find content, all access rights are now only documented in
    Access Rights Reference
    .
Microsoft Project Enhancements
Microsoft Project 2013 Service Pack 1 is Support
Microsoft Project 2013 Service Pack 1 is supported only for the new
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Microsoft Project driver and not the legacy driver.
Auto-Numbering and Project IDs
If auto-numbering is set for the Project object, auto-numbering is enforced on creating and saving a project to CA Clarity PPM. The Project ID field in Microsoft Project becomes read-only.
Assignment Max % Load for the Fixed Unit Tasks
When you open or export a project from Microsoft Project, use the
MSP Assignment Units Mapping with Clarity Assignment ‘Max % Load'
option to turn on or off the mapping of Max % Load. When this option is selected, the Microsoft Project unit is mapped based on the Max % Load value in CA Clarity PPM. When this option is cleared, the staff allocation rate that is based on the date the project is opened in Microsoft Project is used to map.
To set this option, open Administration, and from Project Management, click Settings.
When you save or import a project to CA Clarity PPM, the
MSP Assignment Units Mapping with Clarity Assignment ‘Max % Load'
value is always written to Max % Load regardless of this setting.
Portfolio Enhancements
Limit on the Portfolio Investments
Starting with this release, there is no limit on the number of investments you can have in a portfolio. As a result, you can now define portfolios with a large number of investments. CA Technologies recommends you to define Content Power Filter Criteria that results in a manageable number of investments in each portfolio.
The more investments that you configure in a portfolio, the more time it takes to run the
Portfolio Synchronization
job and to calculate the totals in the waterline view.
Pending Edits for Waterlines
The changes that you make to the portfolio Waterlines view are now saved as pending edits. These edits are saved temporarily until you save them permanently or discard them. If you navigate away from the view or if you close the session, your pending edits are saved until you log back in. When you go back to the view, you can still save or discard your pending edits.
Discard Changes
This is a new button on the Waterlines view that allows you to discard your pending edits if you decide not to save the edits permanently. The button is enabled when there are pending edits on the view.
Improved Waterline View Navigation
You can now scroll infinitely in both directions of the Waterlines view to see the complete list of investments. There is no pagination as the list of investments is continuously refreshed by a buffered view. At a time 150 investments display on the view.
Enhanced Waterline Drag and Drop
When you drag and drop investments to a new location on the Waterlines view, a tool tip appears showing the drop target and the number of rows that are selected with a green check mark icon. If you have already reached the top or bottom of the list, the icon changes to a red circle with a line.
Change to the Synchronize Portfolio Investments Job
Starting this release, when the number of portfolio investments added between runs of the 
Synchronize Portfolio Investments
 job is equal to or greater than 1,000, an alert appears. The alert breaks down the number of investments by type and asks if you want to continue with the synchronization.
The alert appears only when the threshold of 1,000 added portfolio investments is reached. The alert can be triggered when the Sync Now button initiates the job.
Synchronization Required after Adding Roles
When you add roles to a portfolio on the Targets page, you must click Sync Now to see the latest aggregated and individual role values on the Waterlines view. If you do not synchronize the portfolio after adding roles, an alert appears on the Waterlines view.
Resource Average Allocation Percentage
The business logic behind the calculation of the default resource allocation percentage has been improved. The application uses the start and finish dates for the team member instead of the investment to calculate the average allocation percentage and total availability hours.
This change can affect your custom metrics and other calculations.
To illustrate the enhancements, create a project with a six-week duration from August 5 to September 13 and staff it with a team of three resources.
  1. On the Team list for the first resource, change the finish date to August 17 (two weeks, 80 hours) and the Default Allocation to 50 percent. The allocation is 40/80 or 50 percent as expected.
  2. For the second resource, change the finish date to August 17 (two weeks, 80 hours) and the Default Allocation to 50 percent. Add a segment from August 18 to 30 (two weeks, 80 hours) at an allocation of 100 percent.
    • Before this release, the application calculated allocation of 120 (40 + 80) and suggested an average allocation percentage for a resource that spans the complete project duration. In other words, the allocation percentage would apply 50 percent to 240, the total hours in the duration of the project (6 weeks x 40 hours = 240).
    • Starting with this release, the application calculates the allocation of 120 hours but yields a more accurate average allocation of 75 percent. The duration is just four weeks for the resource, not six. Their 120 hours divided by 160 total hours results in an average allocation of 75 percent.
  3. For the third resource, change the finish date to August 17 (two weeks, 80 hours) and the Default Allocation to 50 percent. Adjust this segment by specifying an allocation of 100 percent from August 5 to 17.
    • Before this release, the application would calculate an allocation of 40 hours for the two weeks, but an average allocation of 16.7 percent (40/240).
    • New in this release, the application calculates the same allocation of 40 hours but yields an average allocation of 50 percent (40/80).
Updates to Non Project Investment Objects (NPIOs)
The following updates were made to NPIOs (Programs, Applications, Assets, Products, and Other Work):
  • Enhanced functionality of the 
    Update Earned Value Totals 
    job
    The 
    Earned Value Totals
     job is renamed to 
    Update Earned Value and Cost Totals 
    to reflect added functionality. This job calculates the earned value and costs for projects and costs for NPIOs. The project or the NPIO can be selected using the Investment browse field on the Job Properties page.
  • New Object Action on the Investment Staff pages
    The new object action Update Cost Totals is available on all project and NPIO Staff list and detail pages. This object action calculates the allocation and hard allocation costs. These costs can also be selected on custom portlets that are based on the Team data provider. The Staff list and details pages also display the allocation cost and hard allocation cost.
  • Time Slice Changes
    The following time slices are added or renamed to reflect the new functionality:
    • Added:
      Assignment::ETC Cost
    • Renamed:
      Assignment::Actual Cost (previously Assignment::Actual Cost Curve)
      Team::Allocation Cost (previously Team::Allocation Cost Curve)
      Team::Hard Allocation Cost (previously Team::Hard Allocation Cost Curve)
Internet Explorer–Discontinued Browser Version Support
Microsoft recently made a significant change in its Internet Explorer support policy. Effective January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. Support for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10 is being retired. This change results in potential impacts to customers who are running
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Releases 13.3 or 14.2 and to customers who plan to upgrade to
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Release 14.3.
For complete details, see the Discontinued Browser Support announcement on the
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
product support page.
Compatibilities
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Servers
The following table lists the supported platforms for servers running 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
server software (application and background servers). Some of the products listed here are not delivered with 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
, and you must purchase the product. For information about the software that is included with 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
, see 
Products Included with 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 later in this article. Refer to your licensing agreement for more information.
New Installations
 
Microsoft Windows
Linux
IBM AIX
Operating System
1)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit (Standard, Enterprise Edition)
Windows Server 2008 SP2 64-bit (Standard, Enterprise Edition)
Windows Server 2012 64-bit (Standard)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any newer update release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any newer update release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 64-bit for x86 chipsets; any newer service pack release2)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any newer service pack release
Oracle Enterprise Linux Server 6u2 64-bit for x86 chipsets; any newer update release2)
AIX 7.1; TL2: any maintenance release3), 4)
AIX 6.1; TL8: any maintenance release3), 4)
1)
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
is supported on any localized version of the supported operating systems.
2)
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
on OEL connecting to Microsoft SQL Server database is not currently supported.
3)WebSphere and Tomcat Application Servers are supported on AIX in 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
14.2.
4)Support for AIX will be dropped in a future
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 release (first release in calendar year 2016).
Components
Virtualization
Database
2)
Oracle 11.2 Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 11.2.0.3.x or higher patch level5a, 5b)
Oracle 11.2 Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 11.2.0.4.x or higher patch level5a, 5b)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or 2012 Enterprise Edition: Any service pack5c)
Database Interface
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 DataDirect Type 5 (v5.1.1) Drivers for Oracle and SQL Server (included in 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
distribution).
Java Runtime
Oracle Java SE JDK 1.7 update 67 (64-bit) or higher patch level 6)
IBM Java 7 (64-bit): 7.0.0.100 (SR5) or higher patch level6)
Application Server
Apache Tomcat 7.0.55 or higher patch level (64-bit)
IBM WebSphere Application Server v8.5.57a)
Report Server
CA Business Intelligence™ Release 3.3 SP2 (BOXI 3.1 Service Pack 7). For more information, see CA Business Intelligence Release 3.3.8)
Jasper Reports Server 5.6.19, 10, 11,)
Mail Server
Any SMTP/IMAPI/POP3 mail server can be used. 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
does not explicitly support any one vendor.
5)Databases can be run on any vendor-supported operating system. Oracle SPARC T-Series servers are not supported. 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.
a)Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) is supported.
b)Where (x) represents the patch level supported. For example, 11.2.0.5 is a new release and is not inherently supported.
c)SQL Server Named Instances are supported. SQL Server Clustering is supported with manual intervention after a database failure to restart failed background processes. Microsoft SQL Server
Always On
mode is not supported.
d)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)
.
6)CA recommends running the latest patch level.
7)
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
is supported on any localized version of the supported application servers.
a)WebSphere is only supported on AIX OS. Support for WebSphere will be dropped in the first release of 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 in the calendar year 2016.
8)CA Business Intelligence r3.3 (BOXI 3.1 Service Pack 7) is supported for existing customers only. Support for CA Business Intelligence r3.3 will be dropped in the first release of 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
in the calendar year 2016.
9)
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
does not support Jaspersoft flash charts.
10)Jaspersoft is supported on Tomcat Application Server only.
11)Jaspersoft Enterprise 5.6.1 includes OLAP Server but 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
r14.2 will not support OLAP Server.
Integrated Servers
The following table lists supported software for servers integrating with 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
.
Single Sign On Server
CA SiteMinder 12.0 SP3 and CA SiteMinder 12.51 CR1
LDAP Server
Supports any LDAP v3 compliant directory server (such as CA Directory, Microsoft Active Directory, Novell eDirectory, Oracle Directory Server, Sun One Directory).
Microsoft SharePoint Server
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 SP2, 2013 (64-bit), Enterprise Edition12)
12)
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
SharePoint 2010 Connector version 2.3.
Clients
The following table lists the supported software for client computers accessing 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
.
 
Microsoft Windows
Apple Mac OS
Desktop Linux
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 SP 1 32-bit and 64-bit, all editions
Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit and 64-bit
Mac OS X: Release 10.9.1 or higher patch level
Any vendor or version with support for browsers listed under the Web Browser section.
Web Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 and 11.0 and higher patch level (Microsoft Windows 7 and 8.1)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 and higher patch level
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher patch level3)
Firefox 30.0 and higher release2)
Firefox ESR 24.2.0 and higher patch level2)
Google Chrome 35 or higher release2)
Safari 7.0 and higher patch level
Firefox 30 and higher release2)
Firefox 30 and higher release2)
Client Applications
1)
Microsoft Excel 2010-2013 32-bit & 64-bit, all editions
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010-2013 32-bit & 64-bit, all editions
Microsoft Project 2010 SP2, 2013, 2013 SP 1 32-bit and 64-bit, all editions8)
Java 7 Runtime Environment: 1.7 update 45 or higher update level4)
Adobe Flash Player 11.9 or higher5)
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher6)
CA Open Workbench 2.1.2
Crystal Reports 2013 Designer Client SP57)
Jaspersoft Studio 5.6.17)
Microsoft Office Excel 2011
Adobe Flash Player 11 or higher5)
Mac OS Preview PDF viewer6)
No Microsoft Project support
No CA Open Workbench support
No Crystal Reports Designer support
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher6)
Adobe Flash Player 11 or higher5)
No Excel Export support
No Microsoft Project support
No CA Open Workbench support
No Crystal Reports Designer support
Third-party SOAP
Integration Toolkits
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 (.NET Framework 4.5.1)
Apache AXIS 1.6
Apache AXIS 1.6
Apache AXIS 1.6
1)Using multiple versions of third-party software concurrently is not supported as it can cause out-of-sync and compatibility issues. CA Technologies supports only versions of third-party software that the vendor supports.
2)New Firefox and Chrome releases may be supported with minimal testing after being released. Google Chrome versions 29 and 30 have known issues with 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
and it is recommended to use version 32 or higher.
3)Support for IE 8.0 and 9.0 will be dropped in the release after
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Release 14.2. With IE 11, the browser is automatically set to run in IE 10 compatibility mode for the
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
session.
4)Required for Open Workbench, 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Microsoft Project interface, and XOG Client.
5)For viewing Xcelsius dashboards.
6)For reading 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 installation guides, technical manuals, user guides, and offline reports.
7)Required only for custom report development.
8)Microsoft Project 2013 Service Pack 1 will only be supported for the new 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
MSP driver. Updated patch information is also available from CA Support.
Clarity Mobile Time Manager
The following table lists the mobile operating system platforms that are supported for the Clarity Mobile Time Manager app.
 
iOS
Android
Mobile Operating System
Apple iOS 7.0 or higher
Google Android OS 4.0 or higher
Products Included with 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
The following table lists the third-party software that is licensed and delivered 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
Jasper Reports Server 5.6.1
IBM WebSphere is not included with 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
. To use this server over Tomcat, you must purchase the license independent of 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
.
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
64
Oracle JDK 1.7 update 55
Red Hat Linux
Advanced Server 6.0
64
Oracle JDK 1.7 update 55
IBM AIX
AIX 6.1
64
IBM Java 7 (64-bit)
 
  • The
    java.security
    file under
    <JAVA_HOME>/jre/lib/security
    lists all the security providers along with their preference order. 
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    automatically places the Crypto-J provider above the Sun JCE provider in the list. To use the Crypto-J provider with 
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    , set the security provider entry in the first index position:
    security.provider.1=com.sun.crypto.provider.SunJCE
    . Adjust the index numbers for the other positions accordingly. Verify that the Sun JCE security provider is the first one.
  • If you are using the IBM FIPS provider on AIX, do not make the changes described in the previous bullet. AIX uses the IBM FIPS provider for FIPS mode.
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.
Business Objects Testing CABI 3.3 SP2 on a Microsoft Windows Configuration
Configuration
App Server
OS for App Server
Database
OS for Database
BO
Status
4
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2
MSSQL 2008 R2
Windows 2008 R2
CABI 3.3 SP2
Supported in IPv6 mixed mode and in pure mode.
5
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2
Oracle Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.3
Windows 2008 R2
CABI 3.3 SP2
Supported in pure IPv6 and mixed mode.
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.
Business Objects Testing CA BI 3.3 SP2 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
BO
Status
10
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Oracle Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.3
RH6
CA BI 3.3 SP2
Supported in mixed mode.
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.
CA Business Intelligence Release 3.3 SP2 - (SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1 Service Pack 7) Supported Configurations
The following Business Objects configurations are supported for 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
. Additional information, such as minimum CA Business Intelligence (CABI) release 3.3 SP 2 hardware requirements, can be found in the CABI documentation. For information about virtualization support, refer to the following SAP document: 
Business Objects Support Statement - VMWare ESX Server
.
The application servers listed in the following table indicate the minimum releases tested for CABI 3.3 (BOXI release 3.1 SP7) in integration with 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
. Subsequent releases (indicated by the last number in the name) are supported, but not necessarily tested in integration with 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
. The same applies to the application server JDKs.
If there are network editions of any application servers listed in the following table, those network editions are not supported. Unless otherwise specified, only 32-bit versions of the application servers (with their underlying JDK) can be used.
Running CABI release 3.3 SP2 has not been tested on a 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 system using a UNIX or Linux operating system and configured with SQL Server. In such cases, we recommend running CABI release 3.3 SP2 on a separate Windows server.
Operating System
Server Version
CABI 3.3 Application Server/JDK
CMS & Audit DatabaseProvider/Data Connector
Microsoft Windows
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard or Enterprise Edition (32-bit and 64-bit)1), 2)
Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit1), 2)
Tomcat 6.0 (OEM provided)/JDK 1.7.0_xx
MS SQL Server 2008/ODBC SQL Native Client 10, MS SQL Server 2008 JDBC (Sqljdbc.jar 3.0), OLE DB SQL (Native Client) 10
MS SQL Server/Microsoft JDBC 1.2 for SQL Server 2005, Microsoft ODBC SNAC (Native Client), Microsoft OLEDB SNAC (Native Client)
Oracle 11g R2/Oracle Net Client 11g R2, Oracle JDBC 11g R2 (Use 32-bit Oracle client installer.)
Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Server 5 (64-bit)3)
Red Hat Enterprise Server 6 (64-bit)4)
SUSE Enterprise Linux 10 SP 2 (64-bit)
SUSE Enterprise Linux 11 (64-bit)
Tomcat 6.0 (OEM provided); JDK 1.7.0_xx
Oracle 11g R2/Oracle Net Client 11g R2 (11.2), Oracle JDBC 11g R2 (Use 32-bit Oracle client installer.)
Solaris
Solaris 10 (64-bit SPARC)5)
Tomcat 6.0 (OEM provided)/JDK 1.7.0_xx
Oracle 11g R2/Oracle Net Client 11g R2 (11.2), Oracle JDBC 11g R2 (Use 32bit Oracle Client Installer
AIX
AIX 6.1 (64-bit)6)
AIX 7.1 (64-bit)7)
Tomcat 6.0 (OEM provided)/JDK 1.7.0_xx
Oracle 11g R2/Oracle Net Client 11g R2 (11.2), Oracle JDBC 11g R2 (Use 32-bit Oracle client installer.)
HP-UX
Not supported.
 
 
1)Business Objects supports and recommends installation of all Microsoft critical patches for the operating systems listed.
2)If utilizing Query as a WebService (QaaWs), .NET Framework 2.0 is required.
3)Minimum patch level for Red Hat Enterprise Server 5: Required minimum operating system install plus RHBA-2007:0619-3
4)Minimum patch requirements for RHEL 6: compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6.i686 (compatibility standard C++ library from GCC 3.3.4); glibc-2.12-1 (RedHat advisory RHBA-2007:0619-3); libXext.i386; libncurses.so.5
5)Minimum patch requirements for Solaris 10: SUNWgzip; SUNWzlib; SUNWscpu; SUNWbash; SUNWbcp, SUNWxcu4 XCU4 Utilities; SUNWxwfnt; SUNWxwplt; SUNWlibC; SUNWeu8os - American English/UTF-8 L10N For OS Environment User Files; SUNWeuluf - UTF-8 L10N For Language Environment User Files; SUNWuiu8 - Iconv modules for UTF-8 Locale; SUNWulcf - UTF-8 Locale Environment Common Files; SUNWmfrun; SUNWxwice.
6)Minimum patch requirements for AIX 6.1: Technology Level 2 SP1; IBM C++ Runtime Environment Components for AIX => xlC.aix61.rte:10.1.0.0.
7)Minimum patch requirements for AIX 7.1: Technology Level 7.1.0.0 / 7100-00-00-0000; IBM C++ Runtime Environment Components for AIX => xlC.aix61.rte:11.1.0.1.
Jaspersoft 5.6.1 Supported Configurations
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 integration with Jaspersoft supports only configurations mentioned in the following table and does not support any other configurations supported by Jaspersoft.
The following table shows supported configurations for Jaspersoft 5.6.1.
Operating System
Server version
Application Server/JDK
Database
Microsoft Windows
Windows Server 2008 R2; (64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Tomcat 7.0.55; JDK 1.7.0_67
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Oracle 11.2.0.3 and above
Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Server 5.5 and above (64-bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any newer update release
SUSE Enterprise Linux 10 SP4 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any newer service pack release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP 3 64-bit for x86 chipsets; any newer service pack release
Tomcat 7.0.55; JDK 1.7.0_67
Oracle 11.2.0.3 and above
Add-ins Compatibilities
Here is important information about upgrading installed add-ins, accelerators, and connectors.
  • If you are upgrading from Version 13.0 through Release 14.1 to Release 14.2, the following add-ins are upgraded:
    • PMO Accelerator
    • Clarity Solution Pack (CSP)
      The CSP add-in is supported only for existing customers. This add-in is not supported for new 
      Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
      installations.
    • CA Clarity Agile
  • If you are upgrading from any version before Version 13.0 to Release 14.2, upgrade all installed add-ins.
  • Starting with Version 13.3, a new installation process is required for add-ins, accelerators, and connectors.
    For more information, see
    Installing and Upgrading
    .
The following table shows the add-in, accelerator, and connector releases that are compatible with Release 14.2.
Add-in, Accelerator, or Connector
New Installation14.2
Upgrade from 12.
x
to 14.2
Upgrade from 13.
x
or 14.1 to 14.2
PMO Accelerator
14.2.0
14.2.0
14.2.0
Clarity Solution Pack (CSP)
14.2.0
14.2.0
14.2.0
Earned Value Manager
2.0.2
2.0.2
2.0.2
Accelerator for PRINCE2
2.0.2
2.0.2
2.0.2
Accelerator for the PMBOK
2.0.2
2.0.2
2.0.2
Accelerator for New Product Development
2.0.3
2.0.3
2.0.3
PPM Essentials Accelerator
2.0.2
2.0.2
2.0.2
BRM Accelerator
3.0.2
3.0.2
3.0.2
Connector for CA Unicenter Service Desk 12.7 & CA Software Change Manager™ 12.1.0.3
2.0.1
2.0.1
2.0.1
Connector for CA Unicenter Asset Portfolio Management 11.3.4
2.0.2
2.0.2
2.0.2
Connector for Microsoft SharePoint 2013
3.0.0
3.0.0
3.0.0
Service Connect
2.0.0
2.0.0
2.0.0
Catalyst Connector
2.5.0
2.5.0
2.5.0
CA Clarity Agile
14.1.0
14.1.0
14.1.0
VersionOne Connector
14.1.0
14.1.0
14.1.0
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 our CA PPM 14.2 and Jaspersoft Patches page. You can find the patch highlights, a link to the patch announcement, a link to the Readme, and a link to download the patch.
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 version 7 JDK.
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Solution Pack
The 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Solution Pack is an add-in based on the content delivered in the PMO Accelerator and customer feedback. The Solution Pack is a collection of Xcelsius dashboards and SAP Crystal Reports to be used with the PMO Accelerator add-in.
Before you install the 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Solution Pack add-in, verify that the compatible versions of 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
and the PMO Accelerator are installed. The 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Solution Pack installation fails if you do not install the compatible version of the PMO Accelerator add-in before installing the solution pack.
You can find the Solution Pack release notes, product guide, overview guide, and dashboard and report source files on the Solution Pack Index page of CA Support Online.
The 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Solution Pack is supported only for existing customers.
Review the certified and supported versions chart in the 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Solution Pack Release Notes to determine if an upgrade of 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
and the PMO Accelerator is required.
You can download Xcelsius Designer 2008 Service Pack 6, Fix Pack 3 from CA Support Online.
CA Business Intelligence (CABI) Release 3.3 Service Pack 2
If you have an older version of CABI, complete both the steps. If you already have a CABI Release 3.3 installation, you only download and install Service Pack 2 (Step 2 in this procedure).
Follow these steps:
  1. Download and install CABI Release 3.3 by completing these steps:
    Note
    : This step is for upgrading customers with an older version of CABI.
    1. In the Quick Access section, click Download Center.
    2. In the 
      Please narrow your search results for "Products" below
       section, select the product for which you are licensed (for example, 
      Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
      Core License), select the appropriate release number, and click Go.
    3. Click the Download link next to the appropriate CA Business Intelligence 3.3 download.
    4. On the Download Method page, select the appropriate download method to complete the download request.
    5. Install CABI Release 3.3.
  2. Download and install Service Pack 2 on the CABI Release 3.3 installation.
    1. Download the CABI Release 3.3 Service Pack 2 and the Release Notes from the CA FTP site:
      Windows:
      ftp://ftp.ca.com/caproducts/CABI/CABI-3.x/boeXIR3_SP7/Windows/
      Note
      : Download both the zip file and the 
      CABI 3.3 SP2 Release Notes
      .
      Linux:
      ftp://ftp.ca.com/caproducts/CABI/CABI-3.x/boeXIR3_SP7/Linux/
    2. Follow the instructions in the 
      CABI 3.3 SP2 Release Notes
       to install Service Pack 2 on the CABI Release 3.3 instance.
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
Localized versions of some 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
Online Help files and content are available within 90 days of the product general availability.
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
.