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ClearCase, ClearQuest, and RequisitePro platform desupport in 2011

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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:

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (Server and Desktop)4.0All Editions
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server9.0SLES and SLED
Microsoft® Windows2000 Server (All Editions)All Editions
Ubuntu8.0.4 LTS
Oracle Solaris8.0ClearCase will support Sol 8 branded zones on Solaris 10
HP PA-RISC11iv2 and 11iv3

Database Support Discontinuance:

Microsoft SQL Server2000All Editions
Oracle9.xAll Editions
IBM DB28.2.xAll Editions
IBM DB2 9.1.xAll Editions

Application Server Support Discontinuance:

IBM Websphere Application Server6.1.xAll Editions

Browser Support Discontinuance:

Internet Explorer6.xAll Versions
Other 3rd Party Integration Support Discontinuance:

Microsoft Office2003RequisitePro 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 Server4.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.

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Modified date:
16 June 2018