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ClearCase, ClearQuest, and RequisitePro platform desupport in 2011

Preventive Service Planning


Effective starting in a release of IBM® Rational ClearCase®, IBM Rational ClearQuest®, and IBM Rational RequisitePro®, scheduled for the second half of 2011 (2H11), the aforementioned products will no longer support certain operating system versions and other integration solutions.

Please note that this statement only pertains to the NEXT major version of these products. Platform support in earlier releases is not affected by this statement.

It is the intent of IBM Rational to provide 6 months advance notice on all platform desupport for the purpose of platform migration planning.


Support for these items will be discontinued for the aforementioned Rational products to which the technology is applicable (unless otherwise stated).

Refer to the system requirements documents published for each of these products for further support details:

ClearCase System Requirements
ClearQuest System Requirements
RequisitePro System Requirements

Operating Systems Support Discontinuance:

Product Version Comments
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (Server and Desktop) 4.0 All Editions
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 9.0 SLES and SLED
Microsoft® Windows 2000 Server (All Editions) All Editions
Ubuntu 8.0.4 LTS
Oracle Solaris 8.0 ClearCase will support Sol 8 branded zones on Solaris 10
HP PA-RISC 11iv2 and 11iv3

Database Support Discontinuance:

Product Version Comments
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 All Editions
Oracle 9.x All Editions
IBM DB2 8.2.x All Editions
IBM DB2 9.1.x All Editions

Application Server Support Discontinuance:

Product Version Comments
IBM Websphere Application Server 6.1.x All Editions

Browser Support Discontinuance:

Product Version Comments
Internet Explorer 6.x All Versions
Firefox 2.x
Other 3rd Party Integration Support Discontinuance:

Product Version Comments
Microsoft Office 2003 RequisitePro will continue to support Office 2003.
Eclipse (IDE) 3.2.x and 3.3.x
Microsoft Visual Studio * 6.0
Microsoft Visual Studio * 2003
Citrix Presentation Server 4.x

* ClearQuest has dropped all integrations with Microsoft Visual Studio, for all versions of Visual Studio.

Note: "Discontinued from support" means that no new operating system releases, product improvements, or requests for enhancements (RFEs) will be supported for these platforms in this version. In addition, no new software patches will be available for these platforms in this version. However, IBM Rational will make reasonable efforts to offer continued Customer Support services for usage calls and existing software patches.

IBM Software Support Lifecycle:

It is the intent of IBM Rational to support each product release for five years beginning at the date the product is available for purchase (general availability date) and to provide maintenance support during that period.

All statements regarding IBM Rational’s software support lifecycle are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
For additional information, visit the IBM Software Support Lifecycle page at

Product plans or features referenced in this document may change at any time at IBM’s sole discretion based on market opportunities or other factors, and are not intended to be a commitment to future product or feature availability in any way. All statements regarding IBM future direction or intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only. All information is provided on an “as is” basis, without any warranty of any kind.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational ClearQuest General Information
Software Development Rational RequisitePro General Information

Document information

More support for: Rational ClearCase
General Information

Software version: Not Applicable

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1458306

Modified date: 16 December 2011