System Requirements for ClearCase 7.1.x

Preventive Service Planning


Abstract

This document serves to supplement the Installation and Upgrade Guide by summarizing the system requirements for IBM Rational ClearCase, ClearCase MultiSite version 7.1.x on Microsoft Windows, UNIX and Linux.

Content

System requirements information for other versions of ClearCase can be found in Rational ClearCase System Requirements List.
For details regarding compatibility with other IBM products, refer to the Software Product Compatibility Reports which are available at: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/prodguid/v1r0/clarity/index.jsp

Note: As of ClearCase 7.1.x a list of supported Web browsers is no longer necessary as the Web client has been discontinued.




Additional Resources:




See Change History for updates.



The Installing and Upgrading section of the ClearCase 7.1 Information Center contains important information for planning, installation and upgrading such as the following :

Refer to document 7014067 Hardware and Software Requirements for details related to minimum hardware requirements (disk space, memory), supported file systems, and compatibility references.



For information about support for newly released operating system versions and updates, refer to technote 1587331 Support for newly released operating system versions and updates.

Refer to document 7023149 Fixes by version for Rational ClearCase for information about the latest available ClearCase releases.


GLOSSARY:

Hardware: The Hardware on which ClearCase is supported.

Operating System: The operating system on which ClearCase is supported.

Revision: Operating System Patch or Service Release or selected Version with which ClearCase is supported.

RFE: Request for Enhancement. A change request focused on support for the platform or operating system.

FCC: Full ClearCase version.

CCRC: The ClearCase Remote Client is a stand-alone application built on Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) Technology and includes its own installer and IBM JRE. Support for this platform as well as the CCRC plug-in for Eclipse can be found in technote 1224586.

VRMF: VRMF is the product release numbering format that is being implemented throughout the IBM and the Rational product lines. Review education document 7008656 for a explanation of the VRMF - Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) terminology used by Rational products.



Linux

IMPORTANT: Before installing or upgrading, review document 7014067 Hardware and Software Requirements for details about supported file systems, OS patches, and supported layered software, as well as additional disk space requirements.

Review the Support Policy for ClearCase on Linux for details about kernel usage.

Linux Desktop and Server (click to collapse or expand)

ClearCase, ClearCase MultiSite, CCRC 7.1.x RCP
Hardware
Operating System
OS Requirements
Revision
Comments
Desktop
Update 4 support added in 7.1.2.11.
Update 3 support added in 7.1.2.8.

Update 2 support added in 7.1.2.6.

RHEL 6 support added in 7.1.2.2.

Refer to technote 1470870 for configuration requirements.

CM Server not supported on RHEL 6.

Not supported with CCRC RCP.

Update 1 support added in 7.1.2.4
Review important information in technote 1295636 Known issues with Linux VOB hosts accessing VOB storage on NAS over NFS
Updates 3 and 4 supported in 7.1.1

Update 5 support added in 7.1.1.2

Update 6 support added in 7.1.1.5 and 7.1.2.2
(CM Server not currently supported with Update 5 or update 6 or update 7 on 32-bit hosts.)
Update 7 support added in 7.1.1.7 and 7.1.2.4
Update 8 support added in 7.1.2.7

Update 9 support added in 7.1.2.10
Review important information in technote 1295636 Known issues with Linux VOB hosts accessing VOB storage on NAS over NFS
Update 8 support added in 7.1.1

Update 9 support added in 7.1.1.6 and 7.1.2.3
Base-
SP3
SLED 11 support added in 7.1.1

SP1 support added in 7.1.1.4 and 7.1.2.1

SP2 support added in 7.1.2.7

SP3 support added in 7.1.2.12
SP3 support added in 7.1.1.1

SP4 support added in 7.1.1.6 and 7.1.2.3
Base- SP4
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop
Support added in 7.1.2.2.

Refer to technote 1462179 for configuration requirements.

Not supported with CCRC RCP.
Ubuntu 8.04.04 LTS Desktop
Support for full ClearCase added in 7.1.2 (client only). Refer to technote 1443159 for configuration requirements.

For information about CCRC support refer to technote 1224586.

Not supported with CCRC RCP.
Server
Update 4 support added in 7.1.2.11.

Update 3 support added in 7.1.2.8.

Update 2 support added in 7.1.2.6.

RHEL 6 support added in 7.1.2.2.

Refer to technote 1470870 for configuration requirements.

CM Server not supported on RHEL 6.

Not supported with CCRC RCP.

Update 1 support added in 7.1.2.4
Review important information in technote 1295636 Known issues with Linux VOB hosts accessing VOB storage on NAS over NFS
Note that 32 bit is not supported on zSeries - 64 bit zLinux support only

Updates 3 and 4 supported in 7.1.1

Update 5 support added in 7.1.1.2

Update 6 support added in 7.1.1.5 and 7.1.2.2

(CM Server not currently supported with Update 5 or update 6 or update 7 on 32-bit hosts.)

Update 7 support added in 7.1.1.7 and 7.1.2.4

Update 8 support added in 7.1.2.7

Update 9 support added in 7.1.2.10
Review important information in technote 1295636 Known issues with Linux VOB hosts accessing VOB storage on NAS over NFS
zSeries and pSeries supports AS only


Note that 32 bit is not supported on zSeries - 64 bit zLinux support only

Update 8 support added in 7.1.1

Update 9 support added in 7.1.1.6 and 7.1.2.3
Base-
SP3
SLES 11 support added in 7.1.

SP1 support added in 7.1.1.4 and 7.1.2.1

Note that 32 bit is not supported on zSeries - 64 bit zLinux support only

SP2 support added in 7.1.2.7

SP3 support added in 7.1.2.12
Note that 32 bit is not supported on zSeries - 64 bit zLinux support only.

SP3 support added in 7.1.1.1.

SP4 support added in 7.1.1.6 and 7.1.2.3
Note that 32 bit is not supported on zSeries - 64 bit zLinux support only
Support added in 7.1.2.2.

Refer to technote 1462179 for configuration requirements.

Not supported with CCRC RCP.
Support for full ClearCase added in 7.1.2 (client only).

Refer to technote 1443159 for configuration requirements.

Not supported with CCRC RCP.


UNIX

IMPORTANT: Before installing or upgrading, review document 7014067 Hardware and Software Requirements for details about supported file systems, OS patches, and supported layered software, as well as additional disk space requirements

UNIX Desktop and Server (click to collapse or expand)

ClearCase, ClearCase MultiSite, CCRC 7.1.x RCP
Hardware
Operating System
OS Requirements
Revision
Comments
AIX 7
7.1
TL2 support added in 7.1.2.9.

TL1 support added in 7.1.2.6.

7.1 support added in 7.1.2.2.

all future TLs supported with 7.1.2.10

Refer to technote 1438774 for information about a known installation issue
6.1
6.1 requires APAR IZ07117 applied

Note: Review technote 1294455 for upgrade issue
all TL levels supported with 7.1.2.10

TL7 support added in 7.1.1.9 and 7.1.2.6.

TL8 support and future TLs added in 7.1.2.10


AIX PowerHA Supported

LPAR is supported

5.3
Requires ML 1 (5300-01) or greater.

CM Server not supported on Power 4 HW

TL10, TL11 and TL12 supported

LPAR is supported

11.31 requires PHKL_37185 **
11.23
Review restrictions

Only CCRC support for Solaris x86-32

and X64 is with the eclipse plug in


NGZs are supported
Review technote 1258546

ZFS is supported
Itanium *
Itanium 2 (IA64)
11.31 requires PHKL_37185 **

CCRC plug-in for Eclipse Supported
Review restrictions

NGZs are supported
Review technote 1258546

ZFS is supported

LDoms supported for Solaris 10

Veritas 5.0 HA support with NAS/SAN storage

Support for Solaris 8 and 9 Branded Zones added in ClearCase 7.1.1.
Review technote 1366750
Solaris 8
ClearCase Remote Client (CCRC) not supported on Solaris 8 ***
Mac Intel
OS X
10.5

10.6
Support limited to CCRC only, as plug-in to Eclipse IDE

OSX 10.6 support added in CCRC 7.1.2

* HP-UX release identifiers and names

** HP-UX 11.i v3 support requires a kernel patch from HP in order to run with VOBs or views local to the 11.31 host.

*** 7.1 Release Support Discontinuance Announcements for IBM Rational Products


Microsoft Windows
IMPORTANT: Before installing or upgrading, review the Deploying Rational ClearCase section of the ClearCase 7.1 Information Center which contains details about planning, installation and upgrading

Windows Server (click to collapse or expand)

ClearCase, ClearCase MultiSite, CCRC 7.1.x RCP
Hardware
Operating System
OS Requirements
Revision
Comments
Base

SP1
Support added in 7.1.1.

ClearCase Server deployments not supported in production environment. 5


Refer to technote 1404683 for known issues and limitations.

SP1 support added in 7.1.1.6 and 7.1.2.3


Refer to technote 1589108 for details about USGCB support.

Base

SP1
Support added in 7.1.1.1.

SP1 support added in 7.1.1.6 and 7.1.2.3
Base

SP2
Base

SP1
SP2
Review Installation requirements.

ClearCase Server deployments not supported in production environment. 5


SP2 support added in 7.1.1.







Base

SP1

SP2

ClearCase Server deployments not supported in production environment 5
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 Server
SP4
Not supported with CCRC

Footnote 1: x86-64 includes AMD64 & EM64T (Xeon) and support for running in 32 bit mode on the related 64-bit versions of supported operating systems".
Footnote 2: CCRC RCP (client) will run on 64 bit hosts only in 32 bit emulation mode.
Footnote 3: CCRC Server will run on 64 bit hosts only in 32 bit emulation mode.
Footnote 4: Refer to technote 1247988 Known limitations using Rational ClearCase on 64-bit Windows platforms for important information about limitations when hosting ClearCase on 64-bit Windows platforms.
Footnote 5: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 hosts are supported as ClearCase clients. ClearCase servers in the context of this statement refer to VOB servers. You can store views on a Client. Refer to technotes 1257224 and 1404683 for further information about support requirements.

Mainframe Connectors
z/OS and OS/390 (click to collapse or expand)
ClearCase 7.1.x
Hardware
Operating System
Revision
Comments
1.12
1.9
1.8
1.7
2.9
2.8
Footnote 2: s390 means a 32-bit OS and s390x means a 64-bit OS. The 32-bit OS can run on older s390 hardware or newer zSeries hardware, but the 64-bit OS can only run on the zSeries hardware.

Hosted Development Environments/Virtualization Support
Windows Server 2008, Windows Terminal Services, Citrix, VMware, Virtual PC (click to collapse or expand)
ClearCase, ClearCase MultiSite, 7.1.x
Product
Version
Comments
Windows Server 2008
Supported in 7.1.0.1
Windows 2000 and later
Review 1150000

Citrix

(32 and 64 bit)
Presentation Server 4.X
MetaFrame XP
Citrix Xen 5.0

Review technote 1117437
The following Citrix Metaframe features are not supported:
  • Load balancing across multiple servers in a Citrix farm
  • Virtual IP address support
  • Application streaming to the desktop
  • Deploying applications into an isolation environment
Citrix Xen 5.0 support added in ClearCase 7.1.2
ESX, ESXi 5.0, Workstation
ESXi support added in 7.1.1.9 and 7.1.2.6

Review 1180182
2004, 2005, 2007
Review 1228619

Web Servers

CM Server (click to collapse or expand)

ClearCase, CCRC CM Server 7.1.x
Web Application Server
Version
Comments
CM Server
IBM Websphere 6.1.0.15

IBM HTTP Server Version 6.1.0.13 (Apache 2.0.47 base)
CM Server is not supported on AIX on Power 4 hardware.

Review technote 1429038 for important information about AIX APAR requirements.

CM Server is not supported on RHEL 5 Update 5 or Update 6 (32 bit) or on RHEL 6.

Supported Network Access and Storage Platforms

The versions referenced below reference the English version of the product; however, support for the localized (international) version should be inferred. For example, support for Maestro 9.0.0.5 is listed thus Rational ClearCase will also support Maestro 9.0.0.5j (Japanese version).

Note: Any listed release of a storage platform (NFS/SMB/NAS) will remain on the list so long as the product has not been End Of Life (EOL) by the manufacturer.

Supported NFS Client Products

Supported NFS Client Products (click to collapse or expand)

ClearCase 7.1.x
Product
Version
Comments
3.2
Not yet supported
5.0
Support added in 7.1
14.0.0.365
Support added in 7.1.1.3
2008
2007
2006
Hummingbird


10
Apply patch 17 - 10.0.0.17 (Update Pack 17) for NFS Maestro and ensure the albd account is registered "globally."
6.0

Supported SMB Server Products

Supported SMB Server products (click to collapse or expand)

ClearCase 7.1.x
Product
Version
Comments
7.2
7.1
Support added in 7.1.2.8
Support added in 7.1.2.9
Support added in 7.1.2.7
Support added in 7.1.1.9 and 7.1.2.6
Support added in 7.1.1.6 and 7.1.2.3
Support added in 7.0.1.5 and 7.1.0.2
With RedHat Linux update 3.0.9-1.3E.3
Compiled with GNU libiconv

** Note: As of Samba 3.x Active Directory support is available. Review white paper 7011199 for more details about the supported security authentications for use with Samba and Rational ClearCase.


Supported NAS Products
Supported NAS Products (click to collapse or expand)
ClearCase 7.1.x
Vendor
Product
Data ONTAP Version
Comments

IBM
8.0.x 7-Mode
7.3.x
Requires version 7.3.1.1 or later
7.2.x
Requires version 7.2.6.1 or later
8.0.x 7-Mode
7.3.x
Requires version 7.3.5 or later
8.0.x 7-Mode
7.3.x
Requires version 7.3.1.1 or later
7.2.x
Requires version 7.2.6.1 or later
8.0.x 7-Mode
N5300 and N5600 only
7.3.x
Requires version 7.3.1.1 or later
7.2.x
Requires version 7.2.6.1 or later
7.1.x
8.0.x 7-Mode
N3400 only
7.3.x
Requires version 7.3.1.1 or later
7.2.x
Requires version 7.2.6.1 or later
7.3.x
Requires version 7.3.1.1 or later
7.2.x
Requires version 7.2.6.1 or later
7.1.x
8.2.x C-Mode
8.2.x 7-Mode
8.1.x C-Mode
8.1.x 7-Mode
8.0.x C-Mode
8.0.x 7-Mode
7.3.x
Requires version 7.3.1.1 or later
7.2.x
Requires version 7.2.6.1 or later
8.2.x C-Mode
Requires version 8.0.1 or later
8.2.x 7-Mode
8.1.x C-Mode
8.1.x 7-Mode
8.0.x C-Mode
8.0.x 7-Mode
8.2.x C-Mode
8.2.x 7-Mode
8.1.x C-Mode
8.1.x 7-Mode
8.0.x C-Mode
8.0.x 7-Mode
7.3.x
Requires version 7.3.1.1 or later
7.2.x
Requires version 7.2.6.1 or later
8.2.x C-Mode
8.2.x 7-Mode
8.1.x C-Mode
8.1.x 7-Mode
8.0.x C-Mode
8.0.x 7-Mode
7.3.x
Requires version 7.3.5 or later
8.2.x C-Mode
8.2.x 7-Mode
8.1.x C-Mode
8.1.x 7-Mode
8.0.x C-Mode
8.0.x 7-Mode
7.3.x
Requires version 7.3.1.1 or later
7.2.x
Requires version 7.2.6.1 or later
8.2.x C-Mode
FAS3040, 3070 only
8.2.x 7-Mode
8.1.x C-Mode
8.1.x 7-Mode
8.0.x C-Mode
8.0.x 7-Mode
7.3.x
Requires version 7.3.1.1 or later
7.2.x
Requires version 7.2.6.1 or later
7.1.x
7.0.x
8.2.x C-Mode
8.2.x 7-Mode
8.1.x C-Mode

8.1.x 7-Mode

8.2.x C-Mode
FAS2040 only
8.2.x 7-Mode
8.1.x C-Mode
8.1.x 7-Mode
8.0.x C-Mode
8.0.x 7-Mode
7.3.x
Requires version 7.3.1.1 or later
7.2.x
Requires version 7.2.6.1 or later
7.3.x
7.2.x
7.1.x
7.0.x
6.4.x
6.3.x
7.3.x
Requires version 7.3.1.1 or later
7.2.x
Requires version 7.2.6.1 or later
7.1.x
7.0.x
6.4.x
Vendor
Product
Version
Comments
7.1
7.0
6.0
Requires version 6.0.36.4 or later
5.6
Requires version 5.6.36.4 or later
5.5
Requires version 5.5.22.1 or later
5.4
Requires version 5.4.24.8 or later
5.3
Footnote 1: Includes support for N series Gateway models Feature Code 9551.
Footnote 2: Includes support for NetApp V-Series models.

Note: For further information about storage device support, refer to Technote 1134812 Storage device support for ClearCase

Supported 3rd Party Integrations
Notes:
  1. If the 3rd party application is not listed below, Rational will not provide support for the integration.
  2. If the application not listed below has an integration with ClearCase (SCC or other), you need to contact the 3rd party vendor for support.
  3. Review technote 1126483 for more details about SCC compliance and Rational ClearCase.

Supported 3rd Party Integrations (click to collapse or expand)
ClearCase, CCRC 7.1.x RCP
Vendor
Product
Revision
Comments











Microsoft

Visual Studio 2012
Support added in 7.1.2.8

See technote 1615206


Visual Studio 2010
Base
SP1
Requires ClearCase 7.1.1.2 or later

SP1 support added in 7.1.1.6 and 7.1.2.3

Visual Studio 2008


SP1
Base
Team
Standard
Professional

Visual Studio 2005

SP1
Base
Team
Standard
Professional

See note about Visual Studio 2005 *
Visual Studio .NET 2003
SP1
Base
Team
Standard
Professional
See Note for CCRC ***
Visual Studio 6.0
SP6
Service Pack 6 required
Not supported with CCRC
Office 2010



Office 2007


Base
SP1
Integration with Word, PowerPoint and Excel only.

See Note about Word (.docx) files ****

Office 2003
SP3
SP2
SP1
Base
Integration with Word, PowerPoint and Excel only.


Sybase


PowerBuilder
12.5
Support added in 7.1.2.9 only for PowerBuilder 12.5 Classic IDE and not the PowerBuilder 12.5 .Net IDE
11.5
ClearCase Native Client support only (not CCRC)
11
ClearCase Native Client support only (not CCRC)
10.5
ClearCase Native Client support only (not CCRC)
10
ClearCase Native Client support only (not CCRC)




Borland




JBuilder
2008
2007
2006
CC Native Client support
2005
CC Native Client support
10
9


Cadence


Cadence Design Framework II


IC 5.1.4.1
IC 6.1.x
Version 2.1 available with ClearCase 7.1.2.6 or 8.0.0.2 or later.

Version 1.0 available with ClearCase 7.1.1.3 or 7.1.2 or later.

Version 1.1 is available with ClearCase 7.1.2.2 or later.

Cadence 6.1.4 - 64-bit is only supported with Version 1.1.

See technote 1456411 for further details.


NOTE: ClearCase supports only the Standard, Professional and Team Editions of Visual Studio .NET. Do not attempt to integrate Express Editions of VS .NET

* Visual Studio 2005 can be integrated with ClearCase 7.0 using the Add/Remove programs feature of Windows. Review technote 1259189 for more details.

** Currently there is an option to install the integration for Visual Studio .NET 2002 on ClearCase 7. This is not supported. Defect APAR PK47045 has been submitted to address this behavior.

*** Change request (RFE) RATLC00769332 was submitted to allow CCRC to integrate with Visual Studio .NET 2003. This request has been closed as a permanent restriction. This new functionality cannot be implemented as there are some components in use for the CCRC integration with VS.NET 2005 that are only available in 2005; hence, support cannot be provided for 2003.

**** In version 7.1.0.0 the default file type for Word in Office 2007 (.docx), is not supported for use with the diff and merge capabilities of the "ms_word" type manager as it uses both XML and compression, and therefore is binary. This issue has been resolved in version 7.1.0.1 and later.

NOTE: In order to integrate CCRC v7.0.1 with Visual Studio 2005 and 2008, you must install the CCRC Client for Visual Studio 2005.



ClearCase 7.1.x.x Minimum Recommended HW Requirements

Refer to technote 7014067 Hardware and Software Requirements for details.



Change History (click to expand)

Related information

7.1 Support discontinuance for IBM Rational Products
Fixes by Version for Rational ClearCase
Product Lifecycle Information
Support Policy Windows Terminal Services
7.0 Release Support Discontinuance
About RAID Levels and ClearCase
7.1 Release Support Discontinuance Announcements for Ra
Getting started with CCRC Rich Client Platform
On-line ClearCase Information Centers
ClearCase and 64 bit architectures
ClearCase MultiSite Global Monitor supported platforms

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