CA PPM 15.1 Release Notes

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The 
CA PPM
15.1 Release Notes include new and enhanced features, compatibilities (formerly, PAS), patches, known issues, and resolved defects. Also provided is information about international support, training opportunities, and accessibility. This information helps you plan for new deployments or upgrades to CA PPM 15.1 on-premise or SaaS.
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New Features
New User Experience
 for Project Management and Timesheets
This release marks the official debut of the New User Experience that includes dynamic new ways to manage projects, tasks, and timesheets.
  • Casual Project Managers now enjoy simple new ways to manage projects, collaborate with teams, and report project status.
  • Resource Managers now enjoy easier ways to review and approve timesheets.
  • Team Members can now record their time using a more intuitive user experience.
Access Rights and the 
New User Experience
Access rights for the 
New User Experience
 are available to control security for project managers and team members. With access rights, users can navigate easily to both New User Experience pages and Classic CA PPM pages.
Activate the 
New User Experience
Administrators can activate the 
New User Experience
and new Timesheets by completing the steps under 
Enable the New User Experience for Project Management and Timesheets
 in Configure General System Settings.
Configure Single Sign-On (SSO) for the 
New User Experience
Administrators can configure Single Sign-On (SSO) for the 
New User Experience
 by configuring the SSO server.
The
New User Experience
is supported on these languages:
  • English
  • Simplified Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Spanish
You may continue to use Classic
CA PPM
in all supported languages. For the list of supported languages, see
International Support
in these Release Notes.
The following new capabilities are available for project status reports with the 15.1.0.1 patch. The new capabilities are available in all supported languages for the New User Experience except Japanese and Chinese.
  • Publish a status report and download the report as a PDF file to distribute to stakeholders. You can preview the report PDF before publishing.
  • Preview a snapshot of the current and previously published status reports as PDFs.
User (Resource) Action Tracing
To troubleshoot potential issues, administrators can activate Action Tracing on a user (resource). To activate Action Tracing, select an option in the Action Tracing drop-down on the Resource Properties page.
Use this option only under the direction of CA Support.
When the user logs in to 
CA PPM
, the software generates a trace file. The trace file captures the actions that the user performs in the application. Support engineers can troubleshoot this file. Historically, support engineers were required to derive this information from a custom log category on the security.logs page.
Export to Excel Time-Based Governor
A new governor minimizes inconvenience and wait time during exports to Excel. One minute after you click Export to Excel, the application estimates the completion time. When the estimated remaining time exceeds 10 minutes, a message appears to alert the user. The message indicates that the export has been stopped. The approved timeout threshold has been exceeded. The new Excel file displays the estimated time that it would have taken to complete the operation. 
As a best practice, remind users to build a report or filter their data to reduce the number of rows to under 25,000. 
For example, a user forgets to apply a filter and attempts to export 60,000 rows. Alerts appear to remind the user of the 50,000 row display limit and the 25,000 row export limit. Due to subpages and display conditions, the export is estimated to complete in 45 minutes. In previous releases, performance suffered as the user waited 45 minutes for the export to complete. In this release, after only one minute, the application alerts the user in the stopped Excel file. To save time, the user filters the list down to 7,000 rows and exports to Excel again without performance delays.
Enhanced Features
Continued Optimization of Advanced Reporting, Jaspersoft, and the Data Warehouse
Advanced Reporting, Jaspersoft, and the Data Warehouse are important focus areas in this release. We have enhanced the following areas:
  • Support of a Single Jaspersoft version with 
    CA PPM
     Release 14.3 and higher
    . We have standardized on a single Jaspersoft version: 6.2.1. 
    CA PPM
     
    releases 14.3, 14.4, and 15.1 all support this single Jaspersoft version. You can successfully install 
    CA PPM
     releases 14.3, 14.4, and 15.1 and configure them with Jaspersoft 6.2.1. For more information, see 
    Install and Configure Advanced Reporting with Jaspersoft
    .
  • Ability to restrict notifications to trusted email domains
    . Administrators can specify trusted email domains (for example, ca.com) so that report emails and job status notifications do not go out to email addresses outside these domains. The user can still specify any email address for notification when scheduling a report. However, before sending the emails, the system filters out the email addresses that do not match the trusted domains. See 
    Install and Configure Advanced Reporting with Jaspersoft
     for details.
  • Access Events are Enabled for a Maximum of Seven Days
    . Advanced Reporting users can see the recently viewed items and the modified items from the following locations:
    • Recently Viewed Items
      section on the Advanced Reporting Home page
    • Modified by me
      section under Advanced Reporting Home, View, Search Results
    The items appear for up to seven days from the date you accessed or modified the reporting item. For example, you modify the Application Assessment Analysis report today, then the report appears under the Modified by me items for the next seven days starting today. On the eighth day, the report no longer appears under Recently Viewed Items.
    : For
    CA PPM
    releases 14.3 and 14.4, access events are enabled only if you are integrating with Jaspersoft version 6.2.1.
  • Performance Improvement for Incremental Updates
    . Performance has been improved for the Incremental Data Warehouse load specifically in the following areas:
    • Resource availability
    • Project teams
    • Task assignments
    We have reduced the incremental load time by adding some indexes and using temporary processing tables.
  • Security Model Update
    . The Load Data Warehouse Access Rights job has been rewritten for faster performance. As a result, the performance of the Load Data Warehouse Access Rights job is significantly improved especially for customers with a large dataset. The following improvements were made to the Data Warehouse schema for the security model:
    • The following security tables have been removed and recreated as views to support existing reports. The views are not for use when building new reports.
      • DWH_INV_SECURITY
      • DWH_RES_SECURITY
    • The
      CA PPM
      security tables are now copied to the Data Warehouse with minor enhancements and consistent naming conventions.
    • The views are recreated and used for generating ad hoc views and reports. 
  • Include only financial Plan of Record
    . This new option under the Administration, General Settings, System Options, Data Warehouse Options section allows you to specify whether to include all financial plans (cost plans, budget plans, and benefit plans) or only the current budget plan and the cost plan of record in the Data Warehouse. Out-of-the-box, only the current budget plan, the cost plan of record, and associated benefit plans are included in the Data Warehouse. To report on only the current budget plan or the cost plan of record, keep the option selected. To compare old plans with current plans on investments, unselect this option. Unchecking this option can impact the Data Warehouse performance. You may notice a significant difference in the load time for large data sets. 
Resource Management Portlet Improvements
The Resource Management Portlet improvements in this release include the following items:
  • The Resource Manager and Investment Manager filter fields are now browse lookup fields. In previous releases, these text fields were more difficult to use as filters. The following portlets reflect these changes:
    • Top Down Planning by Investment
    • Allocations - Weekly Detail
    • Allocations - Allocation Discrepancy
    • Unfilled Requirements
    • Booking Status
  • Users can filter on Booking Manager in the following Resource Planning portlets:
    • Booking Status
    • Unfilled Allocations
    • Allocations - Weekly Detail
    • Allocations - Allocation Discrepancy
    • Top Down Planning by Investment
In previous releases, this field was not available. Users can also add the Booking Manager field in their own custom power filters. Studio developers can find the new Booking Manager filter field in the Team Allocation and Actuals vs Allocation Discrepancy data providers.
The following Resource Planning portlets already included the Booking Manager browse lookup field in filter and list views:
    • Workloads - Resource Workloads
    • Capacity - Role Capacity Histogram
    • Capacity - Role Capacity
In these portlets, Booking Manager is now available in power filters. Developers can find the Booking Manager filter field in the Resources with Aggregation and Roles with Resource Aggregation data providers.
Portfolio Management Improvements
The Portfolio Management improvements in this release include the following items:
  • On the portfolio targets page, users can now select all the roles under Portfolio Role Totals (Hours/FTE). Users can also perform the applicable actions such as remove, populate capacity, and so on.
  • The number of roles that you can add on the portfolio targets page has increased from 25 to 75.
  • After adding roles on the portfolio target, you can configure the Waterlines view to see all available roles. The portfolio constraint gauges at the bottom of the Waterlines view are now vertically stacked for better user experience.
Integration with CA Agile Central (Formerly Rally)
CA PPM
 integrates with 
CA Agile Central
 agile development software. In this release, the integration works with
CA Agile Central
 SaaS only. The integration also supports WSAPI version 3.0.
As of August 2018, the integration of any release of CA PPM with any on-premise edition of CA Agile Central (formerly Rally) is no longer supported. CA PPM and CA Agile Central SaaS integrations are recommended.
See Add-Ins and Integrations, Integrations and Connectors, Integrate with
CA Agile Central
.
Install the Microsoft Project (MSP) Interface at the System Level
The 
CA PPM
 Microsoft Project Interface installation is enhanced to allow administrators to install the MSP Add-In at the system level. As a result, all users of the system can access the MSP Interface. This enhancement applies for interactive and silent installations. See 
Manage Projects with Microsoft Project (MSP)
 in the Using, Project Management section of this documentation.
: We recommend uninstalling any previous versions of the Microsoft Project Interface before installing Microsoft Project Interface Release 15.1.
Open Workbench Improvements
  • Resize Dialog Boxes
    : In previous releases, certain windows were too small, did not resize, and required scrolling. You can now resize dialog boxes including the following pop-up windows:
    • Task Properties
    • Resource Properties
    • Project Properties
    • External Dependencies
    • Subprojects
    • Manage, Multiple Baselines
    • Preferences
    • View Definition (Project - New or Project - Edit View)
To resize a window, position the mouse pointer over the lower right corner. The pointer changes to a double arrow to indicate that you can drag to resize the window. The controls inside the dialog box move in accordance with the drag. 
  • Aggregate custom numeric and money values
    In previous releases, Open Workbench aggregated custom numeric fields up the WBS hierarchy. You could not edit the summary values. At one point, the automatic aggregation feature was disabled. In this release, you can now decide if the numeric or money values are aggregated up the WBS hierarchy. To enable this option, click Preferences, Options. In the resulting General dialog box, select the 
    Aggregate custom numeric and money values
     check box. Summary values remain as is, and cannot be edited.
Bubble Chart Display Improvements
The appearance of bubble charts has been enhanced to improve comprehension and executive decision making. Color improvements apply to default colors, optional display mappings in Studio, or the System Options color palette. The charts support color and transparency values in a standard RGBA color model. 
RGBA color values are an extension of RGB color values with an alpha channel to determine opacity. RGBA colors specify values for red, green, blue, and an alpha parameter between 0.0 (fully transparent) and 1.0 (fully opaque). The color model is a W3C standard and is supported in all major web browsers.
Instead of black borders, the lines for data points appear in a darker shade of their assigned color. The fill color for each bubble is also translucent in a lighter shade. Transparency helps identify overlapping values.
The following image shows two examples:
The image shows two examples of bubble chart display improvements.
Governor Settings (Maximum Data Limits)
Governor settings optimize performance by enforcing maximum limits on specific data. For example, the maximum size that is allowed for an uploaded document is 20 megabytes and the maximum number of rows you can export to Excel is 25,000. These limits help prevent a minority of users from degrading the performance of most users.In previous releases, these settings were stored in the 
properties.xml
 file, the database, and other hardcoded areas. In this release, governor settings are now stored in a single 
governors.properties
 file located in 
<INSTALL_DIR>/config
. Governor settings changed in the governors.properties are automatically detected by the application without a restart of the server. Each governor entry can be disabled using a -999 value in the governors.properties file.As an example, you no longer need to specify a 
Maximum Rows for Export To Excel
value. This field has been removed from the Administration, General Settings, System Options page.
For a list of the governor settings and enforced values, see Change Impact and Upgrade.
REST API Update
The CA PPM REST APIs can only be used by CA PPM engineering. At this time, the REST APIs are not supported for customer or partner use.
Our strategy is to focus on developing robust APIs as we design our new user experience. The APIs may change as we make architectural improvements, add capabilities, and optimize performance. We will review our strategy every release and will make the APIs publicly available as soon as possible.
Documentation Updates
The following documentation updates are provided:
  • Documentation for the
    New User Experience
    . See 
    Getting Started with the 
    New User Experience
  • Documentation for PMO Accelerator Advanced Reporting. See 
    PMO Accelerator Advanced Reporting Content
  • Documentation for the PMO Accelerator Overview. See 
    Add-Ins and Integrations, Content Add-Ins
    .
  • The Oracle and SQL Server Database Performance Whitepapers are now included in the documentation. Previously, these whitepapers were only available on CA Support Online. See 
    Reference, Technical Reference
    .
  • Resolved Defects are now included in the documentation. See 
    Release Information
    .
  • Database and Data Warehouse schema change summaries now appear on one page. See 
    Reference, Technical Reference
    .
  • Updated documentation for the SharePoint Integration is provided. See Add-Ins and Integrations.
Compatibilities
CA PPM
 Operating System
The following table shows supported operating system (OS) platforms for servers running 
CA PPM
 server software (application and background servers).
  • Platforms that are denoted as "Certified" are fully tested and supported by CA Technologies.
  • Platforms that are denoted as "Compatible" are one of the following: partially tested, tested in prior releases, or noted as a downstream compatible distribution.
OS
(1)
Version
Support Type
Microsoft Windows Server 64-bit
2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter, any update
Certified
2012 Standard any update
Compatible
2012 Datacenter any update
Compatible
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64-bit
7u0 and newer updates
Certified
6u6 and newer updates
Compatible
Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 64-bit
7u0 and newer updates
Compatible
6u6 and newer updates
Compatible
CentOS 64-bit
7u0 and newer updates
Compatible
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SUSE) 64–bit
12 and newer service packs
Compatible
Notes:
  1. CA PPM
     is supported on any localized version of the supported operating systems.
CA PPM
 Components
  The following table lists the supported components for this release of 
CA PPM
.
Component
Version
Virtualization
Database
(4)
  • Oracle 11.2 Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 11.2.0.4.x (4a,4b)
Patch Level:
      • Linux
        : Patch 22502456 PSU 11.2.0.4.160419 or higher patch level (2a)
      • Windows
        : Patch 22839608 Windows DB Bundle PATCH 11.2.0.4.160419 or higher patch level (2a)
  • Oracle 12.1 Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 12.1.0.2.x (4a,4b)
    Patch Level:
      • Linux
        : Patch 22291127 PSU: 12.1.0.2.160419 or higher patch level (2a)
      • Windows
        : Patch 22809813 Version 12.1.0.2.160419 or higher patch level (2a)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition: Service Pack 2 or higher Service Pack (4c,4d)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition: Service Pack 1 or higher Service Pack(4c,4d)
Database Interface
  • CA PPM
    DataDirect Type 5 (v5.1.4) Drivers for Oracle and SQL Server (included in the
    CA PPM
    distribution).
Java Runtime
  • Oracle Java SE JDK 8 update 91 (64-bit) or higher patch level. (5)
Application Server
Apache Tomcat 8.0.33 or higher patch level (64-bit) (6)
Report Server
CA Business Intelligence JasperReports Server 6.2.1 (7,8)
With CA Business Intelligence JasperReports Server 6.2.1 Cumulative Patch #5.1.0.2 or higher
Mail Server
Any SMTP/IMAPI/POP3 mail server can be used.
CA PPM
does not explicitly support any one vendor.
Notes:
 
4. Databases can be run on any vendor-supported platform. Production databases are only supported on virtualized architectures that are supported by Oracle and Microsoft product architecture stacks. Customers who use architecture platforms that are not specified by Oracle or Microsoft have limited support. CA Support determines whether a problem on an unsupported platform is recreatable on a supported platform or already defined as a known problem.
    1. Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) is supported.
    2. Where (x) represents the patch level supported. (For example, 12.1.0.5 is a new release and is 
      not
       inherently supported).
    3. Microsoft SQL Server 
      Named Instances
       are supported; however, 
      Always On
       mode is not supported. 
      Clustering
       is supported with manual intervention after a database failure to restart failed background processes.
    4. Any Microsoft SQL Server deployment that expands beyond five thousand users must be approved by CA Technologies, otherwise Oracle is a requirement due to scalability limitations associated with Microsoft SQL Server and how it handles OLTP (Online Transaction Processing) products like 
      CA PPM
      .
    5. Customers in large high-throughput environments with virtualized architectures could encounter possible performance issues. Better performance in virtual environments might be observed using RHEL or OEL.
5. CA Technologies recommends running the latest patch level.
6. 
CA PPM
 is supported on any localized version of the supported application servers.
7. 
CA PPM
 does not support Jaspersoft flash charts.
8. Jaspersoft Enterprise includes OLAP Server but 
CA PPM
 will NOT support OLAP Server. 
Products Included With 
CA PPM
The following table includes the third-party software that is licensed and shipped with 
CA PPM
. All of the following software is included on the 
CA PPM
 Install Media, DVD Master that is available on the Download Center
Component
Notes
Java Runtime
The JDK installers for all supported operating systems.
Application Server
Apache Tomcat for all supported operating systems.
Report Server
JasperReports Server 6.2.1
Jaspersoft 6.2.1 Operating System
The following table shows the supported operating system (OS) platforms for application and background servers running Jaspersoft server software.
  • Certified
     platforms are fully tested and supported by CA Technologies.
  • Compatible
     platforms are partially tested, tested in prior releases, or noted as a downstream compatible distribution.
OS
(1)
Version
Support Type
Windows Server 64-bit
2012 R2 Standard any update
Certified
2012 R2 Datacenter any update
Compatible
2012 Standard any update
Compatible
2012 Datacenter any update
Compatible
Red Hat (RHEL) 64-bit
(1)
7u0 and newer updates(2)
Certified
6u6 and newer updates(2)
Compatible
Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 64-bit
(1)
7u0 and newer updates(2)
Compatible
CentOS 64-bit
(1)
7u0 and newer updates(2)
Compatible
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SUSE) 64–bit
(1)
11 and newer service packs (2)
Compatible
Notes:
 
CA PPM
 integration with Jaspersoft is supported under the above Jaspersoft 6.2.1 configurations only. No other configurations supported directly by Jaspersoft will be supported by CA Technologies.
  1. Jaspersoft is supported on any localized version of the supported operating systems.
  2. Jaspersoft on RHEL, OEL, CentOS, and SUSE connecting to Microsoft SQL Server database is not currently supported.
Jaspersoft 6.2.1 Components
The following table shows the supported database, Java runtime environment, application server, report server, and mail server for Jaspersoft 6.2.1. 
Component
Version
Database
(2)
  • Oracle 11.2 Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 11.2.0.4.x or higher patch level (2a)
  • Oracle 12.1 Standard and Enterprise Edition: version 12.1.0.2.x or higher patch level (2a)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition: Service Pack 2 or higher Service Pack (2b,2c)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition: Service Pack 1 or higher Service Pack (2b,2c)
Java Runtime
  • Oracle Java SE JDK 8 update 60 (64-bit) or higher patch level. (3)
Application Server
  • Apache Tomcat 7.0.55 or higher patch level (64-bit) (4)
Report Server
  • JasperReports Server 6.2.1 (5,6)
Mail Server
  • Any SMTP mail server can be used. Jaspersoft does not explicitly support any one vendor.
Notes:
2. Databases can be run on any vendor-supported platform. Production databases are only supported on virtualized architectures that are supported by Oracle and Microsoft product architecture stacks. Customers who use architecture platforms that are not specified by Oracle or Microsoft will have limited support. 
CA PPM
 Support will determine whether a problem on an unsupported platform is either recreatable on a supported platform or already defined as a known problem.
a. Where (x) represents the patch level supported. (For example, 12.1.0.5 is a new release and is 
not
 inherently supported).
b. Microsoft SQL Server 
Named Instances
 are supported; however, 
Always On
 mode is not supported. 
Clustering
 is supported with manual intervention after a database failure to restart failed background processes.
c. Any Microsoft SQL Server deployment that expands beyond five thousand users must be approved by CA Technologies, otherwise Oracle is a requirement due to scalability limitations associated with Microsoft SQL Server and how it handles OLTP (Online Transaction Processing) products like 
CA PPM
.
3. CA Technologies recommends running the latest patch level.
4. Jaspersoft is supported on any localized version of a supported application server. Patch levels above 7.0.55 are also supported including 7.0.70. Tomcat 8 is not supported.
5. 
CA PPM
 does not support Jaspersoft flash charts.
6. Jaspersoft Enterprise includes OLAP Server but 
CA PPM
 does not support OLAP Server.
Integrated Servers
The following table lists the supported software for servers integrating with
CA PPM
.
Software
Version
Single Sign On Server
CA Single Sign-On 12.52 SP01 CR01
CA Single Sign-On 12.51 CR05
LDAP Server
Supports any LDAP v3 compliant directory server (such as CA Directory, Microsoft Active Directory, Novell eDirectory, Oracle Directory Server, Sun One Directory).
SharePoint Server
SharePoint Server 2013 (64-bit) SP1 Enterprise Edition (1)
Notes:
1.
CA PPM
 SharePoint connector version 3.0.0. 
Agile Applications
The following table lists the original August 2016 supported versions of agile applications that integrate with
CA PPM
.
As of August 2018, the integration of any release of CA PPM with any on-premise edition of CA Agile Central (formerly Rally) is no longer supported. CA PPM and CA Agile Central SaaS integrations are recommended.
Agile Application
On Premise
SaaS
CA Agile Central
 
CA Agile Central
On-Premise Edition 2016.1
 
CA Agile Central
Enterprise(2)
CA Agile Central
Unlimited
Notes:
  1. Supported with WSAPI version 3.0 minimum. 
  2. CA Agile Central
     Enterprise is only supported if Portfolio Manager is also purchased.
Client-Side Components
The following table lists the supported software for client computers accessing
CA PPM
Software
Microsoft Windows
Apple Mac OS
Desktop Linux
Operating Systems
  • Windows 7 SP1, all editions, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Windows 10.0, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Mac OS X; Release 10.11.2 or higher
  • Any vendor or version with support for browsers that are listed under the Web Browsers section.
Web Browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11.967.16299
  • Microsoft Edge 20.0 or higher (Windows 10)
  • Firefox 45 or higher (2)
  • Google Chrome 49 or higher (2)
  • Safari 9.0.3 or higher
  • Google Chrome 46 or higher(2) (7)
  • Firefox 41 or higher(2)
  • Google Chrome 46 or higher (2) (7)
Client Applications
(1)
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 - 2016 32-bit and 64-bit, all editions (6)
  • Microsoft Powerpoint 2013 - 2016 32-bit and 64-bit, all editions (6)
  • Microsoft Project 2013[5a], 2013 SP1, and 2016 [5b] 32-bit and 64-bit, all editions
  • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus(9)
  • Java Runtime Environment 8 update 77 or higher(3)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher.(8)
  • CA Open Workbench 2.1.2
  • Jaspersoft Studio 6.2.1, with CA JDBC Adapter(4)
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac
  • Microsoft Powerpoint 2016 for Mac
  • No Microsoft Project
    support
  • No Open Workbench support
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher (8)
  • No Excel Export support
  • No Microsoft Project support
  • No Open Workbench support
Third-party SOAP Integration Toolkits
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 (.NET Framework 4.5.1 or higher)
  • Apache Axis2
  • Apache Axis2
  • Apache Axis2
  1. Using multiple versions of third-party software concurrently is not supported and can cause out-of-sync and compatibility issues. CA Technologies supports only versions of third-party software that the vendor supports.
  2. New Firefox, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge releases may be supported with minimal testing after being released.
  3. Java 8 Runtime is required for the XML Open Gateway (XOG) Client.
  4. Required only for custom report development.
  5. The Microsoft Project (MSP) interface requires .NET Framework 4.5.1 or higher. MSP support includes the following limitations:
    1. Microsoft Project 2013 is only supported for the legacy 
      CA PPM
      MSP driver.
    2. Microsoft Project 2013 SP1 and 2016 are only supported for the new
      CA PPM
      MSP driver. Microsoft Project 2013 SP1 and 2016 require the Microsoft February 2016 patches. See the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles KB3114739 for 2013 SP1 and KB3114714 for 2016. Updated patch information is also available from CA Support.
  6. Microsoft Office 365 2013 and 2016 supported. This includes partial support for the Click-to-Run virtualization option (Microsoft Project is not supported with this option).
  7. Support Type of Compatible.
  8. To view reports that are exported in PDF format.
  9. Support for Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is provided for Excel and PowerPoint, but not for Microsoft Project Pro.
  10. Open Workbench is supported on Windows 10; however, mobile devices, tablets, and hybrid devices such as Surface Pro are not supported due to screen resolution constraints.
CA PPM
 Mobile Time Manager
The following table includes the mobile operating system platforms that are supported for the
CA PPM
 Mobile Time Manager application. 
iOS
Android
Mobile Operating System
  • Apple iOS 9.0 or greater
  • Google Android OS 4.4 or greater
Change Summary: Release 15.1.0.0
Component
Description
Server Java Runtime
  • Updated support for Oracle Java SE JDK 8, update 91 latest patch level (64 bit).
Operating Systems
Products Included
No changes
Integrated Servers
No changes
Mobile Operating Systems(1)
No changes
Database Server
  • Requires minimum Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2014.
Application Server
  • Updated support for Apache Tomcat 8.0.33.
Report Server
  • Added support for Jaspersoft 6.2.1
Client Browsers
  • Updated support for new releases of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari browsers.
Client Applications
For all Microsoft Office products, click-to-run deployments are not supported.
CA Agile Central
(formerly Rally)
Updated support for
CA Agile Central
2016.1.
As of August 2018, the integration of any release of CA PPM with any
on-premise
edition of CA Agile Central (formerly Rally) is no longer supported. CA PPM and CA Agile Central SaaS integrations are recommended.
(1) This support is for the CA Clarity Mobile Time Manager mobile app only.
FIPS Operating Mode Restrictions
Not all 
CA PPM
platforms support RSA BSAFE Crypto-J for FIPS 140-2 certification. The following table displays the compatible platforms and 64-bit operating systems that RSA documents. While other platforms are likely to function correctly, CA Technologies cannot verify support for Crypto-J on any other platforms.
Platform
Operating System
Release
Microsoft Windows
2008 R2 Server
2012 R2 Server
Oracle JDK 1.8 update 40
Red Hat Linux
Enterprise Server 6.6
Enterprise Server 7.x
Oracle JDK 1.8 update 40
 The
java.security
file in the
<JAVA_HOME>/jre/lib/security
directory lists all the security providers with their preference order. 
CA PPM
automatically places the Crypto-J provider above the SunJCE provider location in the providers list. To use the Crypto-J provider with 
CA PPM
, you must explicitly set the security provider entry in the first index position:
security.provider.1=com.sun.crypto.provider.SunJCE
The index numbers for the other positions must be adjusted accordingly. Verify that the SunJCE security provider is the first one.
IPv6 Network Compatibility Restrictions
CA PPM
 is certified to operate in an IPv6 networking environment with restrictions. Other configurations of 
CA 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.
CA 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 that is used for testing purposes.
Upgrade from v12.1.1 to v13.3 on a Microsoft Windows Configuration
Configuration
App Server
OS for App Server
Database
OS for Database
Status
6
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2
MSSQL 2008 R2
Windows 2008 R2
Supported in mixed mode.
7
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2
Oracle Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.3
Windows 2008 R2
Supported in mixed mode.
Installation on a Hybrid 
CA 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 
CA PPM
Configuration with a different OS for APP and DB
Configuration
App Server
OS for App Server
Database
OS for Database
Mail Server
Status
9
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2
Oracle Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.3
RH6
MIRAK 10.3.11)
Supported in mixed mode.
1)MIRAK is an open source mail server used for testing purposes.
Upgrade from v12.1.1 to v13.3 on a Hybrid 
CA PPM
Configuration with a different OS for APP and DB
Configuration
App Server
OS for App Server
Database
OS for Database
Status
11
Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 R2
Oracle Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.3
RH6
Supported in mixed mode.
Add-Ins Compatibilities
  • If you are upgrading from Version 13.0 through Release 14.1 to Release 15.1, the following add-ins are upgraded:
    • PMO Accelerator
    • CA Agile Planning
  • If you are upgrading from any version before Version 13.0 to Release 15.1, 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 add-ins, accelerators, and connector releases are compatible for a new installation of Release 15.1 as well as an upgrade from 12.x, 13.x, and 14.x to Release 15.1.
    Add-in, Accelerator, or Connector
    Release
    PMO Accelerator
    15.1.0
    Application Portfolio Management (APM) Add-in
    15.1.0
    Agile Add-In
    14.4.0
    Earned Value Manager
    2.0.3
    Accelerator for PRINCE2
    2.0.2
    Accelerator for the PMBOK
    2.0.5
    Accelerator for New Product Development
    2.0.4
    Connector for Microsoft SharePoint 2013
    3.0.0
    CA Agile Planning
    14.1.0
Add-Ins Not Available for New and Upgrading Customers
 The following add-ins are no longer available for new customers and upgrading customers. For complete details, see the End of Life Announcement on the CA PPM product support page.
Accelerator or Connector
Version
End of Life Date
Business Relationship Manager (BRM) Accelerator
3.0.2
June 30, 2016
CA PPM
 Catalyst Connector
2.5.0
June 30, 2016
CA Unicenter Asset Portfolio Management (APM) Connector
2.0.2
June 30, 2016
Connector for CA Unicenter Service Desk and CA Software Change Manager
2.0.1
June 30, 2016
PPM Essentials Accelerator
2.0.2
June 30, 2016
Service Connect
2.0.0
June 30, 2016
Supported Upgrade Paths
For information about supported upgrade paths, see 
Change Impact and Upgrade
 and 
Installing and Upgrading.
Patches and Solutions (Published Fixes)
We recommend that you review the Solutions and Patches that Technical Support provides on the Download Center Page of CA Support Online. You can review the solutions and patches and any prerequisite published fixes that are required for your product release.
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles
Resolved Defects
For information about resolved defects, see CA PPM 15.1 Resolved Defects.
Java Runtime Environment Defects
The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is updated frequently with fixes for security issues, including issues that are unknown at the time 
CA PPM
is released. To ensure that you have the latest fixes, we recommend that you download the most recent JDK.
International Support
An internationalized product is an English product that operates correctly on local language versions of the required operating system and required third-party products, and supports local language data for input and output. Internationalized products also support the ability to specify local language conventions for date, time, currency, and number formats.
A translated product (sometimes referred to as a localized product) is an internationalized product that includes local language support for the user interface of the product, online help and other documentation, and local language default settings for date, time, currency, and number formats.
The product is fully localized and supports over 100 regional settings for date, time, and number formatting. The user interface is available in the following languages:
Brazilian Portuguese
Italian
Catalan
Japanese
Czech
Norwegian
Danish
Polish
Dutch
Russian
English
Simplified Chinese
Finnish
Spanish
French
Swedish
German
Traditional Chinese
Hungarian
Turkish
Training
CA Education offers many training solutions for 
CA PPM
. One important course you can 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. 
CA PPM
 provides standard user assistance features. The software also inherits the accessibility features of the operating system, browser, and device that you are using. See CA PPM User Accessibility Features.