CA PPM 14.3 Release Notes

The  14.3 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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The 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 14.3 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
Integration with Rally
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 now integrates with Rally SaaS agile development software. The integration allows an organization to maintain the operational activity in Rally and use
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 to focus on project and feature status and budget. The Rally Integration provides visibility on work status information about Rally Portfolio Items from
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
. Stakeholders have portfolio and project visibility to make the right decisions. The integration eliminates redundancy as project artifacts are seamlessly managed between
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 and Rally. The
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Rally Integration only works with Rally Agile SaaS and version 2.0 or higher of the Rally App SDK.
To learn more, see
Integrate with Rally
.
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 REST APIs
REST APIs allow partners and customers to build more flexible integrations that should be compatible with future product releases. The REST APIs feature includes:
  • REST APIs for Project and Task Objects: A core set of project and task attributes are accessible using the 
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    REST APIs.
  • Web-based and interactive API documentation where you can execute API commands against your 
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    instance.
  • New Integration Studio object that provides an area where partners and customers can configure and track any integration with
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    . The Rally integration utilizes the Integration object and provides an example on how to set up and configure an integration using this new object.
Support Data Scan Job
A new Support Data Scan job is available to assist administrators who are troubleshooting issues with CA Support. The job provides performance diagnostics and data integrity metadata for analysis by CA Support technicians. Administrators can configure the job to send an e-mail message to a specific support engineer with the diagnostics attached. The diagnostic file has the following naming format:
PPMSupport-GeneralPerfAudit.tab
The name begins with 
PPMSupport
, is followed by the request type or class name, and ends in the .tab suffix.  The tab-delimited format can be viewed in Microsoft Excel. A copy of the file also appears in the logs directory. The following requests are available for execution:
  • general_perf_check. Performs a check to determine if there are areas of the product that are configured in a suboptimal manner. 
  • orphan_record_check. Scans some common tables to determine if orphan records are present. 
  • scan_large_tables. Performs an analysis on some common tables to determine their record counts.
  • oom_perf_check. Examines the configuration of the environment for areas that can contribute to high memory usage.
Note:
 Run these requests only under the direction of CA Support. The results identify potential problems in data conditions. CA Support is trained on how to interpret the results of these scans.
To learn more, see 
Jobs Reference
.
Post to WIP Job
To ease the process of explicitly posting transactions to WIP by occasionally going to the Post to WIP page, Post to WIP is also available as a background job. Administrators can execute the job immediately or can schedule it to run in the future. The Post to WIP page and the Post to WIP job are different.
  • The functionality in the existing Post to WIP page has not changed. 
  • All financially enabled resources and financially enabled projects appear in their respective Resource and Investment lookups. 
  • Lookups that display all the resources and projects for the job are different from the existing Post to WIP page behavior.
  • The Investments field on the Post to WIP page includes only those investments with transactions that are ready to post. In contrast, the Post to WIP job includes all of the financially enabled investments. All the financially enabled investments appear so users can schedule the job even if no transactions exist for that investment.
See 
Jobs Reference
.
Register New Investments for Enable Capitalization Job
This new job ensures that all investments created after an upgrade are also available for processing using the Enable Capitalization job. The Enable Capitalization job is available at any time to process the investments. Run the Register New Investments for Enable Capitalization job after creating the new investments to make all new investments (including any created after a 13.2 upgrade) available to the Enable Capitalization job.
Note:
 We do not recommend that you use this job on an ongoing basis. 
See 
Jobs Reference
.
New Studio Charts
Studio introduces two new chart portlets this release:
  • Heat Map
    : Displays a primary attribute or metric in a two-dimensional grid with values along the X-axis and Y-axis. The primary attribute values are represented using colors or shades of the same color.
  • Tree Map
    : Displays data in a hierarchical tree with branched nodes. Chart values are represented by the relative size of each subgroup. Tree maps feature the progressive disclosure of more detailed information as the user expands each subgroup to reveal child data points. Up to three such grouping levels are supported.
See
CA PPM Studio Development
.
New Aggregate Calculated Attribute 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 provides a new Studio attribute type called Aggregate Calculated Attribute (ACA) that rolls up an attribute value from many sub object instances to the master object. For example, you can define an ACA that rolls up the following values from the sub object instances to the master object:
  • Cost values from sub object instances to provide the total cost for the master object.
  • Count the number of high priority risks to report on the count for the master object.
See 
CA PPM Studio Development
.
User Initials or Personal Photo Avatar in the Header
By default, the initials of the logged-in user appear in the header. Users can upload a photo in the header bar to represent them in the user interface. See 
Personalize 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
.
JasperMobile App
Download and install the TIBCO JasperMobile app from the App Store or Google Play. You can then use the JasperMobile app which is developed, provided, and maintained by TIBCO. The
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 basic authentication to JasperMobile provides access to Jaspersoft content such as reports, ad-hoc views, and dashboards from your system.
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 users can log in to this app using their
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 credentials to view their
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 report content. See 
JasperMobile App
.
Contact CA Support for any issues that you find with the JasperMobile app. If the case is related to an authentication issue, we will provide you with direct support. If the case is related to a JasperMobile app issue, we will log the case with Jaspersoft and keep you updated when the issue is resolved by Jaspersoft. You may also leave feedback in the app under Settings.
Enhanced Features
New User Interface (UI) Theme 
A new
Teal and Grey
Studio UI theme is provided with this release. The new theme includes new text colors, styles, icons, images, and font settings. The new UI theme is also available in the Jaspersoft Advanced Reporting area of the product. Users who have this theme set as the current theme in 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 see the same look-and-feel in the embedded Jaspersoft Advanced Reporting pages. 
The new UI theme is set automatically for all new installations of 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
. However, for upgrading customers with a selected UI theme, the selected UI theme is not changed. The UI theme remains as it was before the upgrade.
As an administrator, you can select a theme under Administration, Studio, UI Themes. See
CA PPM Studio Development
.
Configure Notifications Default Settings 
You can turn on or off notifications for all users at the system level with the Publish function (button) on the Notification Default Settings page. Publish overwrites the notification settings, if any, that individual users set for themselves. With the Save function (button), the administrator can update the notification settings just for users who were created after the administrator last published or saved and for users who did not configure their notification settings at the resource level. Save does not apply to users who modified their notification settings. When you click Publish on the Notification Default Settings page, you apply the settings to all users. However, if users want to change notification settings after you complete the Publish function, they can turn the notification settings on or off just for themselves (Home, Account Settings, Notifications).
Purge Notifications Job
This job performs a bulk deletion of notifications. The job allows you to define the notification type to delete (for example, Timesheet). You can select multiple notification types for deletion. You can also define the date range during which the notifications were created. If you do not specify a date range, the job deletes all notifications for the selected type, assignee, and assignee OBS.
Process Start Condition Improvements
Administrators can now define Create and Update event start conditions from the same process. Previously, you had to create different processes - one for the create condition and another for the update condition. With this release, you can create a single process and define the create and update start conditions for that one process simultaneously. This enhancement reduces the number of processes that you need to create.
Microsoft Project Integration Improvements
Continuing with the improvements to the Microsoft Project integration, you can now map static single value lookups from the 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 MSP Field Mapping page.
The mapping of lookup strings is only supported when using the New Microsoft Project Driver.
Advanced Reporting Enhancements
The Advanced Reporting updates for this release include the following items:
  • Jaspersoft must be upgraded to version 6.1.0
  • Jaspersoft with Tomcat7.0.55 and JDK1.8 are the supported platforms to run with this release. For more information, see Jaspersoft 6.1.0 Supported Configurations in these Release Notes.
  • You can export, import, and migrate Jaspersoft Advanced Reporting content to facilitate moving Jaspersoft content to a different Jaspersoft server.
  • Jaspersoft external authentication with 
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
     is now FIPS compliant. The external authentication code that is used to integrate with Jaspersoft was changed to use AES-128 bit encryption instead of DES. This change allows the external authentication to be FIPS compliant.
  • CA Application Portfolio Management (CA APM) is an add-in that helps you manage your application portfolios. Similar to Project Portfolio Management, the goal of CA APM is to ensure that you are investing people and dollars to maximize the value from your resources. By saving money through application rationalization and managing risk, you can ensure that you are delivering the services that are important. CA APM is delivered as part of 
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    , just like other add-ins. You can decide if you want to install it. There is no additional charge for using this add-in. CA APM allows you to manage your applications and score them based on mission criticality, risk, business value, and technical value. This add-in consists of new 
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
     attributes, subobjects, portlets, and Jaspersoft reports. Organizations that are interested in Application Portfolio Management are generally concerned with a few key questions:
      • Which applications can I retire to save money?
      • Which applications should I add to my portfolio?
      • How can I better manage application risk?
      • How are my projects performing on key applications?
Two new Advanced Reporting reports are provided for CA APM:
    • Application Assessment Analysis–Compares mission criticality with risk to identify the high-risk critical applications and to help determine which actions to take as a result. 
    • Application KPI Report–Similar to the KPIs by Project Type Report.
Cost Type Introduction in Rate Matrix, Transactions, and Chargebacks 
The cost type attribute is now available in the following financial management features:
  • Cost/Rate matrix: You can assign cost type as a column in the cost/rate matrix (for example, to show a breakdown of actual capital and operating expenses in the cost plans).
  • Chargebacks: You can define a cost type for standard and investment-specific debit rules that are associated with chargebacks. The cost type field also appears in the filter section and list pages for debit rules. 
  • Transactions: You can filter transactions by cost type. The cost type field also appears on the transactions list, create, and edit pages
  • WIP Adjustments: The Cost Type field appears on the create and edit WIP adjustment pages and in the filter section of the approve WIP adjustment page. The Cost Type field on these pages is not editable. To adjust this field, change the cost type at the task level or project level (if not using task-level cost types).
Ability to Delete All Cost Plans 
You can now delete all detailed cost plans including the plan of record (POR). If you delete all the cost plans, you can again use the financial summary page to define cost planning data for your investments. Deleting the POR or other cost plans does not delete any of the associated budget plans. 
Financial Rollup of Investment Hierarchy Includes Currency Conversion
If the investment hierarchy includes child investments with multiple currencies, the financial rollup for the parent investment now includes the converted currency values from the child investments. The product first converts the child investment currencies (for example, Euros) to the parent investment currency (for example, U.S. dollars) using predefined foreign exchange rates. Next, the product aggregates and rolls up the converted currency values from the child investments to the parent investment.
Consider Source Location In Identifying Rates For Non Labor Resources and Roles
The Source Location field for non labor resources/roles now appears in both the Entity property page and the Project Transaction Entry Default Page. You can choose different values (for example, project or resource) as the source location field for non labor resources/roles.
If you create a cost plan (Grouped by: Department/Location), the department/location and cost will be populated based on non labor resource/role source location field.
  • Non Labor Resource. If the source location field is Resource, the resource department rate will be selected from the rate matrix as it currently does for the Labor Resources. There are no changes in the functionality for the Labor Resources.
  • Non Labor Role. If the source location field is Resource, the staff obs unit rate will be selected from the rate matrix as it current does for the Labor Roles.
Enable Capitalization
The Enable Capitalization job has been enhanced. Where appropriate, such as in existing transactions with Capital, the job can set the transaction cost type from Capital to Operating. The Enable Capitalization job changes the Cost Type value on the posted actual financial WIP transactions. Based on its parameters, the job changes the WIP records in bulk from Operating to Capital or from Capital to Operating.
Jaspersoft Version in the 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 About Link
The 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 About link, which you can access from the upper right corner of the user interface, has been enhanced. The version of the Jaspersoft application and installer that are integrated with your current product version appear. This information helps you access the correct Jaspersoft documentation from the Jaspersoft Community web site. Also, if you contact CA Support about an issue, this information helps you describe your environment so that the Support technician can gather the necessary information about your issue.
Attribute Value Protection (AVP) Performance Enhancements
List view options for the display of object attributes include a setting called
Attribute Value Protection
(AVP). The AVP setting includes the following options:
    1. Use display conditions and secured subpages to protect attribute values on this list
    2. Use only secured subpages to protect attribute values on this list
    3. Display all attribute values on this list
In this release, the default AVP setting for new customer deployments changes from (a) to (b). This change improves performance and ease-of-maintenance. The default AVP setting applies to all new objects, subobjects, and grid portlets that display attributes.
For existing customer deployments after an upgrade to this release, the AVP setting remains set to the same option in use before the upgrade. The default option (b) is not implemented for existing customer deployments that upgrade to this release. Existing views remain unchanged and any new objects created after the upgrade will use the default option (a) on the list views created in the new object. After you create the new object, you can change the list view options in Studio to use option (b) and then publish these changes for all users.
Large File Size Enforcement
Previous releases allowed large documents over 10 MB to be uploaded to the application server before validating the maximum size was not exceeded. Increased load on the server could lead to memory errors. This release enhances enforcement of file size constraints at the user interface or client level before they are uploaded. When a user attempts to upload a large file, the following error appears if the validation determines that the file is too large:
ERROR: Uploaded document <filename> exceeds the maximum size limit of 20 MB.
Row Limit for Large Queries with Aggregated Calculations
The existing NSQL row limit introduced in Release 13.2 is extended in this release to include stock and custom objects. When you apply an aggregated calculation to a list with over 50,000 entries, a message appears to remind you that the calculation includes only the first 50,000 records. You can apply a filter to reduce the number of resulting records. You can also remove aggregation and view the entire result set one page at a time.
: To calculate aggregate totals on large datasets, use a report or summary portlet instead of paging through a standard grid portlet.
Copy Team and Copy Financial Properties from Idea to Investment
A new Copy Team check box enables you to copy any team staffing data from an idea to a target investment. This new functionality is available when you convert an idea to a project (including projects based on a template) or any other type of investment. In Release 13.3, a similar check box named Copy Financial Properties and Financial Plans was introduced on the conversion page for an idea.
In this release, both check boxes are selected by default to copy any team and financial data from the idea to the investment.
As an administrator, you can also define a system action in a process that includes these copy options when converting ideas. In the idea conversion process, these options are set to 
No
 and are not copied by default.
UI Theme CSS Validation
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Studio automatically validates the cascading style sheet (CSS) code for any UI themes that you configure. The existing Code Mirror editor, which is a placeholder for CSS UI themes, is enhanced to perform validation. The editor highlights any errors and warnings with the help of the CSSLint framework. This feature prevents the submission of invalid UI themes. This enhancement does not affect existing UI themes; it only validates new themes. The XML Open Gateway (XOG) is also extended to perform CSS validation and to block invalid UI themes.
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 for Some Add-Ins and Connectors on the 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 product support page. Add-in and connector documentation for the previous release is available at docops.ca.com.
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.
Documentation Updates
The documentation is updated to reflect all of the new and enhanced features. In addition, the following documentation improvements are available in this release:
Online Help
New cloud-based documentation at docops.ca.com (formerly wiki.ca.com) replaces the traditional static bookshelf help. Users can continue to click the Help link from the product user interface. The resulting documentation takes the following factors into account before showing the best matching help page:
  • your current product release number
  • your current environment (SaaS or On-Premise)
  • your current language setting for the application
  • the current application page that you were viewing when you clicked Help
When documentation is not available in the language that matches the user interface, the English edition appears. For example, Studio Developer content only appears in English.
Available Languages
The software continues to appear in your choice of 20 languages; however, the documentation is available only in the following localized editions:
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Spanish
Translating to fewer languages enables us to offer more translated content in each available language. 
: The following documentation is available exclusively in English: installation, upgrade, add-ins and connectors (except PMO), Studio, XOG, and other reference content. To view this content, navigate to docops.ca.com and select the English edition of the
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
documentation.
Studio Development
  • A list of all the attributes available inside the five portfolio data providers now appears with definitions and calculations. See
    CA PPM Studio Portfolio Data Providers
    .
  • Two Studio chart fields (Logarithmic and Reverse) were defined and added to the documentation. See 
    CA Clarity PPM Studio Portlets
    .
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 these Release Notes. Refer to your licensing agreement for more information.
New Installations
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 any update (Standard, Datacenter)
Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit any update (Standard, Datacenter)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any newer update release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any newer update release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 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)
14.3.
4)Support for AIX will be dropped in the next
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 release (first release in the calendar year 2016).
Components
The following table lists the supported components for this release of 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
.
Component
Description
Virtualization
Database
5)
Oracle 11.2 Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 11.2.0.4.x or higher patch level5a, 5b)
Oracle 12c Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 12.1.0.2.x or higher patch level5a, 5b)
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition: SP2 and higher service pack5c, 5d)
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition: Any service pack5c, 5d, 5e)
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 8u40 (64-bit) or higher patch level 
IBM Java 7 (64-bit): 7.0.0.100 (SR5) or higher patch level6)
Application Server
Apache Tomcat 8.0.20 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 SP7). See CA Business Intelligence Release 3.3 SP2 - SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1 sp7 Supported Configurations.8)
Jasper Reports Server 6.1.09, 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 platform. Oracle SPARC T4 and earlier 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)
.
e)CA recommends using Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 1. This service pack corrects a memory leak issue that was identified by Microsoft.
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 7 Application Server only.
11)Jaspersoft Enterprise 6.1.0 includes OLAP Server but 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
14.3 does not support OLAP Server.
Integrated Servers
The following table lists supported software for servers integrating with 
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
.
Software
Description
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)
.
Software
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 level3) (Microsoft Windows 7 and 8.1)
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, and 2013 SP 1 32-bit & 64-bit, all editions8)
Java SE Runtime Environment 8 update 604)
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 6.1 Designer client 7)
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 has been dropped. Support for IE 10 will be dropped with the first release in 2016. 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
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
XML Open Gateway (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.
Mobile Apps
The following table lists the supported mobile apps for this release:
App
Mobile OS
Clarity Mobile Time Manager App
  • Apple iOS 8.0 or higher
  • Google Android OS 4.0 or higher
JasperMobile App
  • Apple iOS 7.0 or higher
  • Google Android OS 4.0.3 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 6.1.0
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)
.
Change History (
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Release 14.3.00)
The following table lists the change history for components in Release 14.3.
Component
Description
Server Java Runtime
  • Added support for Oracle Java SE JDK 1.8 update 40(64-bit)
  • Dropped support for Oracle Java SE JDK 1.7 update 67 (64-bit) or higher patch level
Operating Systems
  • Added support for Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit (Standard)
  • Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any newer update release
  • Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any newer update release
  • Added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12  64-bit
  • Updated support for Mac OS X; Release 10.9.1
  • Removed support for SUSE Enterprise Linux 10 SP4 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any newer service pack release (2)
Products Included
  • Updated Xcelsius 2008 SP6 fix pack 3
Integrated Servers
  • Added support for SiteMinder 12.5cr01
Mobile Operating Systems
  • Dropped support for Apple iOS 7
Database Server
  • Dropped support for Oracle 11.2 Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 11.2.0.2.x or higher patch level
  • Added support for Oracle 12c Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 12.1.0.2.x or higher patch level
  • Added Support for MS SQL Server 2014
  • Removed support for MS SQL Server 2008
  • Removed support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition: Any Service Pack
Application Server
  • Updated support for Apache Tomcat 8.0.20
  • Dropped support for Apache Tomcat 7.0.55 or higher patch level (64-bit) for PPM
  • Updated support for Apache Tomcat 7.0.55 or higher patch level (64-bit) for Jaspersoft 6.1.0
Report Server
  • Added support for Jaspersoft 6.1.0
  • Dropped support for Jaspersoft 5.6.1
  • No support for CA Business Intelligence r3.3 SP2 (BOXI 3.1 SP 7) for new customers
Client Browsers
  • Updated support for new releases of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari browsers
  • Dropped support for IE 8 and IE9
  • Added support for IE10 and IE11
Client Applications
Added support for Microsoft Project 2013 SP1 for the new Microsoft Project driver only
Rally Agile SaaS
Added support for Rally Agile SaaS. Version 2.0 or higher of the Rally App SDK.
Change History (
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Release 14.2.00)
The following table lists the change history for components in Release 14.2.
Component
Description
Server Java Runtime
Updated support for Oracle Java SE JDK 1.7 update 67 (64-bit).
Application Server
Updated support for Apache Tomcat 7.0.55.
Report Server
Added support for Jaspersoft 5.6.1.
No support for CA Business Intelligence r3.3 SP2 (BOXI 3.1 SP 7) for new customers.
Client Applications
Added support for Microsoft Project 2013 SP1 for the new Microsoft Project driver only.
Change History (
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Release 14.1.00)
The following table lists the change history for components in Release 14.1.
Component
Description
Operating Systems
Added support for Windows Server 2012 64-bit (Standard).
Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 64-bit (supports releases 5.5 to 5.10).
Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any newer update release.
Added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 64-bit.
Added support for Windows 8.1.
Dropped support for Solaris.
Dropped support for HP UX.
Updated support for Mac OS X; Release 10.9.1.
Server Java Runtime
Added support for Oracle Java SE JDK 1.7 update 55 (64-bit).
Dropped support for HP JDK 7 (64 bit): 7.0.01 or higher patch level.
Products Included
Added Crystal Reports Designer 2008 Service Pack 5.
Updated Xcelsius 2008, SP6, Fix Pack 3.
Mobile Operating Systems
1)
Dropped support for Apple iOS 6.
Database Server
Dropped support for Oracle 11.2.0.2 Standard and Enterprise Edition.
Added support for Oracle 11.2 Standard and Enterprise Edition, version 11.2.0.4x or higher patch level.
Dropped support for MS SQL Server 2008.
Application Server
Updated support for Apache Tomcat 7.0.50.
Dropped support for Oracle Weblogic Server 12.1.1.
Report Server
Updated support for CA Business Intelligence r3.3 SP2 (BOXI 3.1 SP7).
Client Browser
Updated support for new releases of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari browsers.
Client Applications
Dropped support for Microsoft Excel 2007 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.
Integrated Servers
Added support for CA SiteMinder 12.5 cr01.
Change History (
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Release 13.3.00)
The following table lists the change history for components in Release 13.3.
Component
Description
Operating Systems
Added support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 64-bit (Standard, Enterprise).
Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.95 64-bit i.e. supports releases 5.5 to 5.9.
Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 i.e. supports releases 6.0 to 6.4.
Added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 64-bit.
Added support for Oracle Enterprise Linux Server 6.46u2 64-bit i.e. supports releases 6.2 to 6.4.
Added support for AIX 6.1; TL82.
Added support for AIX 7.1; TL20.
Added support for Mac OS X; Release 10.8.4.
Server Java Runtime
Added support for Oracle Java SE JDK 1.7 update 25 (64-bit).
Updated the IBM Java version to 7.0.0.100 (SR5).
Mobile Operating Systems
1)
Added support for Apple iOS 6.1.4 and iOS 7.
Added support for Google Android OS 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean).
Database Server
No Changes.
Application Server
Dropped support for Apache Tomcat 7.0.33.
Added support for Apache Tomcat 7.0.40.
Added support for IBM WebSphere Application Server v8.5.5.
Report Server
Dropped support for CA Business Intelligence r3.3.
Added support for CA Business Intelligence r3.3 SP1 (BOXI 3.1 SP6).
Client Browser
Added support for Firefox 19.0.2 22 for Microsoft Windows.
Added support for Google Chrome 31.x.x.x for Microsoft Windows. Also added a footnote regarding known issues with version 29, 30, and 31.
Added support for Safari 6.0.52 for Apple Mac OS.
Added support for Adobe Flash Player version 11.
Client Applications
Dropped support for Microsoft Project 2007.
Added support for CA Open Workbench 2.1.1.
Dropped support for CA Open Workbench 2.1.
Database
No Changes.
Integrated Servers
Added support for SharePoint Server 2013.
Added Sharepoint Connector 2.0.3.
Added footnote “CA SiteMinder 12.0 SP3 is certified. Additionally SiteMinder 12.51 CR1 is supported.”.
Change History (
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Release 13.2.00)
The following table lists the change history for components in Release 13.2.
Component
Description
Operating Systems
Added support for Microsoft Windows XP, SP3.
Dropped support for Microsoft Windows XP, SP2.
Added support for Microsoft Windows 8, 32-bit and 64-bit, all editions.
Dropped support for Microsoft Windows Vista, all editions.
Dropped support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (non-R2).
Added support for Mac OS X 10.8.2.
Dropped support for Mac OS X 10.4.
Added support for Oracle Enterprise Linux 6u2.
Server Java Runtime
Added support for Java JDK 1.7 update 21 and higher.
Mobile Operating Systems
1)
Added support for Apple iOS 6.0 and higher.
Added support for Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and higher.
Database Server
Added support for Oracle 11.2.0.3 Standard and Enterprise Editions.
Added support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition.
Application Server
Added support for Tomcat 7.0.33 or higher patch level (64-bit).
Dropped support for Tomcat 7.0.26 or higher patch level (64-bit).
Report Server
No changes.
Client Browser
CA Technologies only supports browser versions that are supported by their associated third-party vendors.
Added support for Firefox 19.0.2.
Added support for Firefox ESR 17.0.4.
Dropped support for Firefox ESR 10.0.5.
Added support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 (Windows 8 only).
Added support for Chrome 25.0.1364.172m.
Added support for Apple Safari 6.0.2 (on Mac OSX 10.8.2 or higher).
Client Applications
Added support for Xcelsius Designer 2008 Service Pack 6.
Dropped support for Xcelsius Designer 2008 Service Pack 5.
Added support for Microsoft Project 2010-2013 32-bit and 64-bit, all editions.
Added support for Microsoft Excel 2010-2013 64-bit, all editions.
Added support for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010-2013 64-bit, all editions.
Added support for CA Open Workbench 2.1.
Dropped support for CA Open Workbench 2.0.
Database
Clarified support around running databases on software virtualized operating systems.
Dropped support for Oracle 10.2.0.5.
Integrated Servers
Added support for Sharepoint Connector 2.0.2.
1)This support is for the Clarity Mobile Time Management application only.
Change History (
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Release 13.1.00)
The following table lists the change history for components in Release 13.1.
Component
Description
Operating Systems
Added support for OEL Server 6u2.
Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any maintenance release.
Dropped support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any maintenance release.
Added support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.
Dropped support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition.
Dropped support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-bit Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition up to Service Pack 2.
Added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 4 (64-bit) for x86 chipsets.
Dropped support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (64-bit) for x86 chipsets: any maintenance release.
Added support for Windows Server 2008, SP2.
Added support for AIX 7.1: any maintenance release.
Dropped support for AIX 5.3: any maintenance release.
Added support for Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2, all editions.
Dropped support for Microsoft Windows Vista, all editions.
Added support for Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 32-bit and 64-bit, all editions.
Dropped support for Microsoft Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit, all editions.
Server Java Runtime
Added support for Oracle Java SE JDK 1.7.0_4 or higher patch level (64-bit).
Added support for HP JDK v7: 7.0.01 or higher patch level (64-bit).
Dropped support for HP JDK 6: 6.0.05 or higher patch level (64-bit).
Added support for IBM Java 7.0.0 64-bit: SR10 or higher patch level (64-bit).
Dropped support for IBM Java 6 64-bit: SR6 or higher patch level (64-bit).
Dropped support for Sun J2SDK 1.6.0: version 1.6.0_20 or higher patch level (64-bit).
Application Server
Added support for Tomcat 7.0.26 or higher patch level (64-bit).
Dropped support for Tomcat 6.0.35.
Added support for Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.1: any service pack (64-bit).
Dropped support for Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3: any service pack (64-bit).
Added support for IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 (64-bit).
Dropped support for IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.7 (64-bit).
Report Server
Added support for CA Business Intelligence Release 3.3 (BOXI 3.1 Service Pack 5).
Dropped support for CA Business Intelligence Release 3.2 (BOXI 3.1 Service Pack 3).
Client Browser
Note:
CA Technologies only supports browser versions that are supported by their associated third-party vendors.
Added support for Firefox ESR 10.0.5 and higher release level.
Added support for Firefox 13.0 and higher release level.
Dropped support for Firefox 3.5.
Dropped support for Firefox 8.0.
Added support for Chrome 18.0.1.25.152m and higher release level.
Client Applications
Added support for Xcelsius Designer 2008 Service Pack 5.
Dropped support for Xcelsius Designer 2008 Service Pack 3.
Added support for Crystal Reports Designer 2008 Service Pack 5.
Dropped support for Crystal Reports Designer 2008 Service Pack 3.
Database
Clarified support around running databases on software virtualized operating systems.
Dropped support for Oracle 10.2.0.5.
Change History (
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Service Pack 13.0.01)
The following table lists the change history for components in Service Pack 13.0.01.
Component
Description
Client Browser
Added support for Firefox 10.0.
Dropped support for Firefox 8.0.
Added support for Firefox 3.6.
Dropped support for Firefox 3.5.
Application Server
Added support for Tomcat 6.0.35.
Dropped support for Tomcat 6.0.26.
Change History (
Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
 Version 13.0.00)
The following table lists the change history for components in Version 13.0.
Component
Description
Server Operating System
CA Technologies provides support only for upgrading customers with pre-existing installations on Solaris and HP-UX.
Added support for SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.
Added support for RHEL 6.0.
Dropped 32-bit operating systems.
Server DB
Added Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.
Dropped support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
Server Java Runtime
Dropped 32-bit support.
Application Server
Dropped 32-bit support.
Report Server
Added support for CA Business Intelligence Release 3.2.
Dropped support for Actuate.
Dropped support for CA Business Intelligence Release 3.0.
Client Browser
Added support for Firefox 8.0.
Added support for Safari 5.1.1.
Added support for IE 9.0.
Dropped support for IE6 and IE7.
Client Applications
Dropped support for Microsoft Project 2000, 2002 and 2003.
Defined support for Crystal Reports Designer 2008 as SP3 or higher (instead of any service pack).
SharePoint Server
Added support for SharePoint Server 2010.
Dropped support for SharePoint Server 2007.
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
IBM AIX
AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
64
IBM Java 7 (64-bit)
 
  • The
    java.security
    file in
    <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 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
The following table includes the supported configurations.
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
The following table includes the supported configurations.
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
The following table includes the supported configurations.
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
The following table includes the supported configurations.
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
The following table includes the supported configurations.
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
The following table includes the supported configurations.
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
The following table includes the supported configurations.
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
The following table includes the supported configurations.
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 SP7) 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 7
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 7
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 7
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 7
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 6.1.0 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 includes the supported configurations for Jaspersoft 6.1.0.
Operating System
Server version
Application Server/JDK
Database
Microsoft Windows
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)
Apache Tomcat 7.0.55 or higher patch level (64-bit)
Oracle Java SE JDK 8u40 (64-bit) or higher patch level 
Oracle 11.2 Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 11.2.0.4.x or higher patch level
Oracle 12c Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 12.1.0.2.x or higher patch level
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition: SP2 and higher service pack
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition: Any service pack
Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Server 5.5 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any newer update release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 64-bit for x86 chipsets: any newer update release
 
Apache Tomcat 7.0.55 or higher patch level (64-bit)
Oracle Java SE JDK 8u40 (64-bit) or higher patch level 
Oracle 11.2 Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 11.2.0.4.x or higher patch level
Oracle 12c Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 12.1.0.2.x or higher patch level
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 14.3, the following add-ins are upgraded:
    • PMO Accelerator
    • Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
       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 Agile Planning
  • If you are upgrading from any version before Version 13.0 to Release 14.3, 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 add-ins, accelerators, and connector releases that are included in the following table are compatible with Release 14.3 for a new installation of Release 14.3, an upgrade from 12.x to 14.3, and an upgrade from 13.x, 14.1, and 14.2 to Release 14.3:
    Add-in, Accelerator, or Connector
    Release
    End of Life Date
    PMO Accelerator
    14.3.0
     
    Application Portfolio Management (APM) Add-in
    14.3.0
     
    Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)
    Solution Pack (CSP)
    14.3.0
    December 31, 2016
    Agile Add-In
    14.3.0
     
    Earned Value Manager
    2.0.2
     
    Accelerator for PRINCE2
    2.0.2
     
    Accelerator for the PMBOK
    2.0.2
     
    Accelerator for New Product Development
    2.0.3
     
    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
For more information about the end of life for these add-ins, see End of Life for Some Add-Ins and Connectors and End of Life for CA PPM Solution Pack (CSP).
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 in the Download Center. 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 14.3 and Jaspersoft Patches page. You can review patch highlights, the patch announcement, the README, and a link to download the latest patches.
Resolved Defects
For information about resolved defects, contact CA Support.
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
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Traditional Chinese
  • 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 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
.