CA PPM 15.2 Release Notes

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The 
CA PPM
15.2 Release Notes include new and enhanced features, compatible software and hardware, patches, known issues, and resolved defects. Also provided is information about international support, training opportunities, and accessibility. This information helps you plan for the on-premise or SaaS edition of this release.
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New Features
New User Experience
 for Resource Management
The 
New User Experience
 for resource management includes dynamic new ways to plan, forecast, and staff projects with resources. This release offers the following new capabilities:
  • A single view for resource teams that lets you deal with incoming requests.
  • Navigate through time periods to determine allocations and to balance workloads. Make more-informed resource management decisions and remove bottlenecks.
  • Perform load balancing.
  • Project managers, resource managers, and project coordinators with the
    Resource Management - Navigate
    right can access the resource management pages in the 
    New User Experience
    .
New User Experience
 for Project Management and Timesheets
The previous release marked the official debut of the New User Experience. This release adds enhancements to the dynamic new project, task, and timesheet features. Project managers, resource managers, and team members can take advantage of the following enhancements:
  • Resource Managers or any users with the
    Resource - Enter Time
     access right can create, edit, and submit timesheets for the other team members. To learn more, see Manage Timesheets.
  • Resource Managers can filter the timesheets by a Resource Manager on whose resources they have timesheet approval access rights. Resource Managers can view, approve, return, and adjust the timesheets of the resources reporting to the other manager. To learn more, see Manage Timesheets.
  • Project Managers and Team Members can view and edit (upload, download, delete, add tags, and search) all documents associated with their Project. Nonteam members with the
    Project - Edit
    access right can view and edit all documents. Nonteam members with the
    Project - View
    access rights can view and download documents. To learn more, see Manage Project Documents
  • Project Managers and Team Members can preview current and previous status reports in PDF format. Project Managers can also publish status reports in PDF format. To learn more, see New User Experience: Measure Trends and Publish Project Status Reports.
  • Team members can search on tasks assigned to them (My Tasks) irrespective of the status of the task.
Access Rights and the 
New User Experience
Access rights for the 
New User Experience
 are available to control security for project managers, resource managers, project coordinators, and team members. To learn more, see New User Experience: Compare with Classic CA PPM.
Activate the 
New User Experience
Administrators can activate the 
New User Experience
 and new Timesheets. Complete the steps under 
Enable the New User Experience for Project Management and Timesheets
 in Configure General System Settings. Administrators can also verify the 
New User Experience
 is active on the new health report. See CA PPM System Health Report, Customization Discovery, Statistics, and Log Analysis.
Configure Single Sign-On (SSO) for the 
New User Experience
Administrators can configure Single Sign-On (SSO) for the 
New User Experience
 by configuring an SSO server. 
To learn more, see 
Configure Single Sign-On (SSO) for the New User Experience
 in CSA: Security, Passwords, LDAP, SSL, SSO, XSS, and FIPS.
New System Health Report
Administrators can view and download a health report to get system status. The health report includes system performance settings collectively known as Governor Limits. For example, the maximum supported size of any project document or uploaded file is 20 MB.
The new health report lists the setup status and completion percentage for the application, database, data warehouse, and advanced reporting. The % Completed value calculates the total number of settings that require a value during a new install or upgrade. The health report summary shows you the portion of those required settings that have a compliant value. For example, 90% Complete indicates that you are still missing valid values for the remaining 10 percent of all settings. When the report shows Setup Complete and a green status icon, the health for that category is good. When setup is not complete, a red icon appears. Where applicable, portions of the health report include recommended values.
New PPM Customization Discovery Analysis Report and Job
Administrators can view a discovery analysis report to detect system customizations. This new report identifies potential non-compliant objects before migrating or upgrading from an on-premise to a SaaS environment. You can download the report or can schedule it with a job.
New Jobs for Resource Management
The following new jobs are available:
  • The Convert Mixed Booking Status job converts project team allocations with Mixed booking status to either hard or soft. After all mixed booking allocations are converted, the Allow Mixed Booking option in the Project Management administration settings is disabled. Use this job if you have activated the new Resources UI in the 
    New User Experience
    . The new Resources UI does not support mixed booking allocations. As a default, the job is inactive. The system administrator must activate the job so users can run it. The job only works on unlocked projects.
  • The Populate Resource Management Curves job ensures that the time-scaled value fields on the resource management views in the
    New User Experience
    are created correctly post-upgrade. The job is inactive by default. Activate and run the job only once after upgrade. If you fail to run the job after completing an upgrade, no data appears in the resource management views.
See
Jobs Reference
 for more information about these jobs.
Parallel Job Processor
This advanced new feature processes tasks in one or more jobs in parallel to speed completion time.
: This feature is exclusively for global delivery teams engaged in active integrations. Contact your administrator to learn more. This feature is currently not available for general consumption and cannot be used by custom jobs. The job will fail with the following error message if you attempt to run it:
Parallelism is not yet supported in jobs. The job cannot be executed at this time.
In previous releases, certain integration activities imported data from external systems and mapped it to PPM objects. The preferred method for importing this data is to run XML Open Gateway (XOG) jobs on a background server. These jobs were sequential. Depending on the volume of data, an integration could take a long time.
In this release, the job tasks can run in parallel when integration teams import data using the XOG and run the Parallel Job Processor job. The software calculates the optimum number of threads based on the system configuration, number of jobs running, and maximum limit. The minimum and maximum limits for the number of threads are 3 and 10, respectively. The job supports the configuration of the order of tasks or work units. The job also allows administrators to configure the pre-processor and post-processor.
Enhanced Features
Improvements to Team Collaboration
Last release, we introduced basic project team collaboration. With this release, several improvements have been made. When connecting and collaborating with your project team, you can now do the following:
  • Start and participate in conversations.
  • Mention team members in a conversation using the @sign. Our solution is similar to how you mention people on other social media solutions.
  • Configure, receive, and view notifications when another user mentions your name. As an administrator, configure a new notification template for Conversations.
  • See the total number of notifications from conversations. The Notifications portlet on the Home page in Classic PPM now shows Conversations. 
  • Review a list of all received notifications on the Home, Organizer page. Click the Notifications tab and show Conversations.
Default Entities
You can select a default entity for the system from the following application pages:
  • Entity Properties
  • Financial Management Defaults
The default entity is used by the telescope calendar capability available with the new Resource Management user experience. See New User Experience: Personalize the Telescope Calendar and Views.
Automatically Lock User Accounts After 90 Days of Inactivity 
A new 
a
dmin lockuser
 command, associated query, and portlet are available for administrators with
CA PPM
 patch 15.2.0.3 or higher. As a security measure, administrators can lock active user accounts that have not successfully logged in during the past 90 days. Administrators can view the locked accounts in the new Locked Users (90 Days Inactivity) portlet. See 
Portlet Reference
 in the Reference section of the English edition of the documentation. To unlock valid users, see 
Change the Status of a Resource 
in Configure User Accounts and Access Rights.
Jaspersoft Advanced Reporting and Data Warehouse Enhancements
Jaspersoft reporting and the data warehouse are important focus areas in this release. The following enhancements are available:
  • To simplify administration of the Jaspersoft server, the Jaspersoft superuser and tenant administrator can migrate (export and import) Jaspersoft Advanced Reporting content. To learn more, see 
    Upgrade Jaspersoft and Advanced Reporting Content
    .
  • The default status for the Load Data Warehouse and Load Data Warehouse Access Rights jobs is now set to
    Active
    .
  • The following fields are now enabled for the Data Warehouse: 
    • Financial Status  
    • Chargeable
  • A new Previous Start Date column in the DWH_CFG_SETTINGS table. You can use the new DWH_DIM_PREV_START_DATE column combined with the DWH_DIM_START_DATE column to troubleshoot issues with the Data Warehouse. Records with the last updated date falling between the range of the previous start date and the start date are the records processed in the last run of the Data Warehouse job.  
  • The facts for MSSQL are now defined as numeric (32,6) to be consistent with the 
    CA PPM
    database. The numeric change fixes the overflow issue for large numbers.
  • Error handling has been added in the MS SQL for the Load Data Warehouse job. If an error occurs when you run the job, the job status does not show as Completed.  
  • A new error handling table, DWH_CMN_ERROR_MESSAGE contains the error message and the SQL code that was being processed at the time the Load Data Warehouse job failed. 
  • A new Product or Application Roadmap report is available with the PMO Accelerator Advanced Reporting content.
The following performance improvements are also available:
  • Financial plans for incremental loads
    : The incremental load makes use of a new DWH_TMP_FIN_RECORD_KEYS table that contains only those plans that changed since the last incremental load. The database view joins to this table to reduce the amount of data processed. This can significantly improve performance on large data sets.
  • Financial transaction facts
    : Similar to recent improvements for assignments and teams, the load performance of financial transaction facts data is improved. These tables often contain millions of rows of data. The tables include DWH_FIN_TRANSACTION, DWH_FIN_TRANSACTION_LN, and DWH_INV_TASK_PERIOD_FACTS.
Integration with
CA Agile Central
 (Formerly Rally)
CA PPM
 integrates with 
CA Agile Central
 agile development software. In this release, the integration provides the following enhancements:
  • Previously, you could only import
    CA Agile Central
    portfolio items into
    CA PPM
    projects as tasks. Now, you can also push
    CA PPM
    tasks into
    CA Agile Central
    as portfolio items.
  • You can configure more than one application integration instance between
    CA PPM
    and
    CA Agile Central
    .
  • A time tracking project template that you can configure and select during integration setup. The template contains time tracking tasks that are automatically generated for any new features imported from
    CA Agile Central
    into
    CA PPM
    . The time tracking project template is only available for use with the Agile Central to PPM integration direction. 
  • A new Product Roadmap dashboard that provides visibility into the agile product roadmaps.
  • A new Agile Project Status dashboard that provides the overall picture and performance summary of a 
    CA PPM
    project integrated with
    CA Agile Central
    .
  • You can access
    CA PPM
    Timesheets in the
    New User Experience
    from 
    CA Agile Central
     in a framed browser window.  
FedRAMP Environments
: The following FedRAMP information has been updated to reflect the features in
CA PPM
15.2.0.3 or higher.
CA PPM SaaS edition has passed the rigorous cloud software security testing requirements of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). In 2018, CA achieved FedRAMP-Ready status with this pivotal federal agency. In early 2019, the Clarity PPM Release 15.5.1 and higher has earned in-process status with a formal sponsor for ATO.
Features Not Available in FedRAMP Environments
: The following features are not available in the FedRAMP edition of 
CA PPM
:
  • New User Experience
  • HTML and interactive portlets (from the user interface, content packages, or any other method)
  • REST API
  • CA PPM Mobile Time Manager app
  • Jaspersoft Mobile app
  • Jaspersoft Studio
  • SQL Tags in GEL scripts
Automatically Lock User Accounts After 90 Days of Inactivity: 
 As a security measure, PPM SaaS FedRAMP administrators can lock user accounts that have not successfully logged in within the past 90 days. This feature was designed exclusively for FedRAMP environments of CA PPM SaaS. It is not supported in standard SaaS environments; however, the feature is also available as an admin command in the on-premise edition of CA PPM.
PPM SaaS FedRAMP administrators can view the locked accounts in the new Locked Users (90 Days Inactivity) portlet. See 
Portlet Reference
 in the Reference section of the English edition of the documentation. To unlock valid users, see 
Change the Status of a Resource 
in Configure User Accounts and Access Rights.
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.
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).
  • 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
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 Standard and Enterprise Edition 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 Standard and Enterprise Edition 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 101 (64-bit) or higher patch level. (5)
Application Server
Apache Tomcat 8.5.9 or higher patch level (64-bit) (6)
Report Server
JasperReports Server 6.2.1 (superseded by 6.4.2 in March 2018) (7,8)
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. To benefit from new security fixes, 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. 
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, NetIQ eDirectory, Oracle Internet Directory, and Oracle Directory Server).
SharePoint Server
SharePoint Server 2013 (64-bit) SP1 Enterprise Edition (1)
Notes:
1. In May 2018, the end-of-life (EOL) milestone for the supported CA PPM integration with SharePoint was announced.
Agile Applications
The following table lists the original March 2017 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
(1)
 
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 listed under the Web Browsers section.
Web Browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11.967.16299 (Classic PPM only)
  • Microsoft Edge 20.0 or higher (Windows 10)
  • Firefox 48 or higher (2)
  • Google Chrome 53 or higher (2)
  • Safari 9.0.2 and higher patch level
  • Google Chrome 53 or higher release (2) (7)
  • Firefox 48 and higher release (2)
  • Google Chrome 53 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 101 or higher(3)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher.(8)
  • CA Open Workbench 2.1.2(10)
  • Jaspersoft Studio Designer 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)
  • 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.
    3. For 
      CA PPM
      project dependencies information to export completely to the Predecessors column in MSP with the new driver, verify that that the same language (for example, Spanish) is selected in all the following applications:
      • Windows OS
      • MS Projects
      • Language Format in control panel
  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 mobile operating system platforms are supported by the
CA PPM
 Mobile Time Manager application:
  • Apple iOS 9.0 or greater
  • Google Android OS 4.4 or greater
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 from 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 (superseded by 6.4.2 in March 2018)
Jaspersoft 6.2.1 and 6.4.2 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 for 6.2.1
Version for 6.4.2
Support Type
Windows Server 64-bit
2012 R2 Standard any update
same
Certified
2012 R2 Datacenter any update
same
Compatible
2012 Standard any update
same
Compatible
2012 Datacenter any update
same
Compatible
Red Hat (RHEL) 64-bit
(1)
7u0 and newer updates(2)
same
Certified
6u6 and newer updates(2)
same
Compatible
Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 64-bit
(1)
7u0 and newer updates(2)
7u1 and newer updates(2)
Compatible
CentOS 64-bit
(1)
7u0 and newer updates(2)
7u1 and newer updates(2)
Compatible
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SUSE) 64–bit
(1)
11 and newer service packs (2)
same
Compatible
Notes:
 
CA PPM
integration with Jaspersoft is supported under the above Jaspersoft 6.2.1 (original release specs) or 6.4.2 (March 2018) configurations only. No other configurations that are supported directly by Jaspersoft are 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 and 6.4.2 Components
The following table shows the supported database, Java runtime environment, application server, report server, and mail server for Jaspersoft 6.2.1. In March 2018, the table was updated to include supported components for JasperReports Server 6.4.2.
Component
JasperReports Server 6.2.1 (5,6)
JasperReports Server 6.4.2 (5,6)
Database
(2)
  • Oracle 11g R2 Standard and Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.4.x or higher patch level (2a)
  • Oracle 12c Standard and Enterprise Edition 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)
  • The same minimum specifications apply with one exception: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is no longer supported.
  • Oracle 12.2 is also supported.
Java Runtime
  • Oracle Java SE JDK 8 update 101 (64-bit) or higher patch level (3)
  • Oracle Java SE JDK 8 update 152 (64-bit) or higher patch level (3)
Application Server
  • Apache Tomcat 7.0.55 or higher patch level (64-bit) (4)
  • Apache Tomcat 8.5.23 or higher patch level (64-bit) (4)
Mail Server
  • Jaspersoft supports SMTP and SMTPS (7)
  • No changes.
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 determines 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 the supported application servers. Patch levels above 7.0.55 are 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.
7. Any SMTP mail server can be used. Jaspersoft does not explicitly support any one vendor.
Change History (
CA PPM
 Release 15.2.00)
Component
Description
Server Java Runtime
  • Updated support for Oracle Java SE JDK 8, update 101 latest patch level (64-bit).
Operating Systems
  • No changes
Products Included
  • No changes
Integrated Servers
  • No changes
Mobile Operating Systems(1)
  • No changes
Database Server
  • No changes
Application Server
  • CA PPM
    : Updated support for Apache Tomcat 8.5.9.
  • Jaspersoft
    : Continued support for Apache Tomcat 7.0.55 (no changes).(2)
Report Server
  • No changes(2)
Client Browsers
  • Updated support for new releases of Firefox and Chrome browsers.
Client Applications
  • Added support for Microsoft Office click-to-run deployments.
Integrations
  • Updated support for
    CA Agile Central
    (formerly Rally) 2016.2.
  • Dropped support for VersionOne.
(1) This support is for the 
CA PPM
 Mobile Time Management application only.
(2) After the initial GA release of 15.2.0.0, Jaspersoft 6.2.1 patch and then 6.4.2 maintenance release were issued.
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 operating systems that RSA documents. While other platforms are likely to function correctly, CA Technologies cannot verify support for Crypto-J on any other than those platforms listed here.
Platform
Operating System
Number of Bits
Release
Microsoft Windows
2008 R2 Server
2012 R2 Server
64
Oracle JDK 1.8 update 40
Red Hat Linux
Enterprise Server 6.6
Enterprise Server 7.x
64
Oracle JDK 1.8 update 40
 
  • The java.security file in <JAVA_HOME>/jre/lib/security lists all the security providers in their preferred 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
    , 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 SunJCE security provider is the first one.
CA PPM Add-Ins
When you upgrade from release 13.0 through release 14.1 to the current release, the following add-ins upgrade themselves:
  • PMO Accelerator
  • CA Agile Planning
If you are upgrading from any release prior to 13.0 to the current release, upgrade all installed add-ins.
  • Starting with release 13.3, a new installation process is required for add-ins, accelerators, and connectors. See Add-Ins and Integrations.
  • The following add-ins, accelerators, and connector releases are compatible with Release 15.2:
    Add-in, Accelerator, or Connector
    Release
    PMO Accelerator
    15.2.0
    Application Portfolio Management (APM) Add-in
    15.2.0
    Agile Add-In
    15.2.0
    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.
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles
Resolved Defects
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
The 
New User Experience
 is available in the following languages:
  • English
  • Simplified Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Spanish
Training
CA Education offers many training solutions for 
CA 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. 
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. To learn more, see CA PPM User Accessibility Features.