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Important note: Updates to this document will be discontinued effective immediately following the changes made on June 21, 2012. Any future updates to the information in this document can be found by using the Software Product Compatibility Reports (SPCR) reporting tool which IBM has made available to our customers. This tool provides the ability to generate reports about various compatible software combinations including detailed system requirements, operating systems, prerequisites, server virtualization environments, translations and end of service reports for your specific product, release, and operating system. Moving forward the "Detailed System Requirements for a specific product" and "Server virtualization environments supporting a product" reports in SPCR should be used as the source for obtaining updated information.

Microsoft® Windows® environments

Linux® environments

UNIX® environments

Eclipse environments for ClearQuest clients

Plug-in support for IDE integrations

ProjectTracker integrations

Hosted environments

Supported Database Servers

Environments for Report Server

Supported Web Application Servers

Supported Browsers

Minimum recommended hardware requirements

Change History

Supported Crystal Reports versions

System Requirements ClearQuest 7.0.x

System Requirements for ClearQuest 2003 Clients and Database servers

System Requirements for ClearQuest 2003 Browsers and Web Servers

ClearCase 7.1 System Requirements

Rational 7.1 Desupported Platforms


GLOSSARY:

Hardware: The Hardware upon which ClearQuest is supported.

Operating System: The operating system which ClearQuest is supported.

Revision: Operating System Patch or Service Release or selected Version on which ClearQuest is supported



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.




ClearQuest 7.1.x Client, Client for Windows, Eclipse plug-in and ClearQuest Web Server for Microsoft® Windows® environments



ClearQuest 7.1.x client and server Windows environments
Hardware Platform
Operating System
Revision
Comments
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, 7 Enterprise, 7 Ultimate
Initial through SP1
SP1 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.6 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.3 for the 7.1.2 release.

Initial version requires ClearQuest 7.1.1. See technote 1415926.

Both 32 and 64-bit are supported.

Note: ClearQuest Server components not supported
Microsoft Windows Vista™ Business, Vista™ Enterprise, Vista™ Ultimate
Initial through
SP2
SP2 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1

Both 32 and 64-bit are supported.

Note: ClearQuest Server components not supported
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
SP2
SP3
Both 32 and 64-bit are supported.

Note: ClearQuest Server components not supported
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, 2008 R2 Enterprise, 2008 R2 Datacenter
Initial through SP1
SP1 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.6 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.3 for the 7.1.2 release.

Initial version requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.1

64-bit support only.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard 2, 2008 Enterprise, 2008 Datacenter
Initial through
SP2
SP2 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1

Both 32 and 64-bit are supported.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard 2, 2003 R2 Enterprise
Initial through
SP2
Both 32 and 64-bit are supported.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard 2, 2003 Enterprise
Initial through
SP2
Both 32 and 64-bit are supported.
Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Server 2, 2000 Advanced Server
SP4
32-bit support only.

Footnote 1: x86-64 includes AMD64 and EM64T (Xeon).

Footnote 2: Windows Server 2008 Standard 32-bit, Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard 32-bit, Windows Server 2003 Standard 32-bit, and Windows 2000 Standard Server 32-bit can only be used in a stand-alone CM Server configuration in conjunction with a separate host for the ClearQuest Web component. This configuration is not available beginning at 7.1.2.





ClearQuest 7.1.x Client, Eclipse Plug-in and ClearQuest Web Server for Linux® environments



ClearQuest 7.1.x Linux environments
Hardware Platform
Operating System
Revision
Comments
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Initial through
Update 2
Update 2 requires ClearQuest 7.1.2.6

Update 1 requires ClearQuest 7.1.2.4

Initial version requires ClearQuest 7.1.2.2

Note: Client support only.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Initial through
Update 8
Update 8 requires ClearQuest 7.1.2.7 for the 7.1.2 release

Update 7 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.7
for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.4 for the 7.1.2 release.

Update 6 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.5 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.2 for the 7.1.2 release.

Update 5 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.2

Updates 3 and 4 require ClearQuest 7.1.1

Note: CM Server and ClearQuest Web is currently not supported with Update 5 and 6 on 32-bit hosts. 64-bit hosts are supported.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Supported Editions: WS, ES, AS
Initial through
Update 9
Update 9 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.6 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.3 for the 7.1.2 release.

Update 8 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1

Additional setup note for ClearQuest Web 2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
Initial through SP2
Initial version requires ClearQuest 7.1.1

SP1 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.4 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.1 for the 7.1.2 release

SP2 requires ClearQuest 7.1.2.7 for the 7.1.2 release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Initial through
SP4
SP4 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.6 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.3 for the 7.1.2 release.

SP3 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
SP3
SP4

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Support only on ClearQuest Web with the Mozilla Firefox browser. Requires ClearQuest 7.1.2.1

Client support only. Web server must be on a supported platform.
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Support only on ClearQuest Web with the Mozilla Firefox browser. Requires ClearQuest 7.1.2

Client support only. Web server must be on a supported platform.

Note: Installation might fail if the required version of GTK is not installed. See technote 1330190 for more information.



Footnote 1: x86-64 includes AMD64 and EM64T (Xeon).

Footnote 2: Preparing RHEL 4 for the installation of WebSphere® Application Server V6.0.1 and V6.0.2 products, reference 1267118.





ClearQuest 7.1.x Client, Eclipse Plug-in and ClearQuest Web Server for UNIX® environments



ClearQuest 7.1.x UNIX environments
Hardware Platform
Operating System
Revision
Comments
SPARC
Solaris version 10
Patch 120664-01
See technote 1597717 for file descriptor limitation and work around for Rational ClearQuest Web running on Solaris 10 or later.
Solaris version 9
111711-11 Solaris 9 32-bit shared library patch for C++
112963-10 SunOS 5.9 Linker patch
IBM AIX 7.1

IBM AIX 6.1
See technote 1428822 for important AIX requirements information.
IBM AIX 5.3
See technote 1428822 for important AIX requirements information.
CM Server not supported on Power 4 hardware
HP
PA-RISC
HP-UX 11iv2 (11.23)
HP-UX 11iv3 (11.31)

Note: Installation might fail if the required version of GTK is not installed. See technote 1330190 for more information.
Note: Installation might fail to start without warning. See technote 1438774 for more information.






Eclipse versions for the ClearQuest Client for Eclipse




Version
Comments
Eclipse
3.7.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.1, 3.6, 3.5, 3.4, 3.3, 3.2
Eclipse 3.5 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1

Eclipse 3.6 requires ClearQuest 7.1.2

Eclipse 3.6.1 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.4 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.1 for the 7.1.2 release.

Eclipse 3.6.2 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.5 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.2 for the 7.1.2 release.

Eclipse 3.7.1 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.8 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.5 for the 7.1.2 release.





Plug-in support for IDE integrations


Version
Revision
Comments
Microsoft Visual Studio (.NET)
2010
Initial
SP1
Requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.2

SP1 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.7
for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.4 for the 7.1.2 release.
Microsoft Visual Studio (.NET)
2008
Initial
SP1
SP1 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio (.NET)
2005 (8.0)
SP1

IBM Rational Software Development Platform
7.0


6.0





Project Tracker integrations


Version
Revision
Comments
2007
SP1

2003
SP3




Hosted/Virtualized development environments


ClearQuest Hosted development environments
Product
Product version / Operating System
Revision
Comments
Windows Server 2008
Linux and Windows Hosts
R1
Initial version require ClearQuest 7.1.0.1
Microsoft Windows 2003 Enterprise Server SP2 and R2


Microsoft Windows 2003 Enterprise Server
SP2

Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
SP4
Citrix
(32 and 64 bit)
Citrix MetaFrame 4.X
Citrix XenApp 5.0
MetaFrame XP

Citrix XenApp 5.0 support requires ClearQuest 7.1.2

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
ESXi 5.0, ESX, Workstation

ESXi 5.0 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.9
for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.6 for the 7.1.2 release.

Review 1180182
2004, 2005, 2007

Review 1228619






Supported Database Servers for a ClearQuest 7.1.x Environment

Note: All database versions and editions (both 32 and 64 bit) are supported on Windows, AIX, Solaris and Linux operating systems according to vendor platform requirements unless otherwise noted. Databases on HP-UX are supported as noted in the table below.



Note: Mainframe database support for IBM S/390® zSeries® with a Linux partition only. Red Hat Linux x86 RHEL 4 (Update 3).

ClearQuest 7.1.x Database Servers
Database Product
Product version
Revision
Comments
Microsoft
SQL Server
SQL Server 2008 R2
Initial, SP1, Future service packs
Initial version requires ClearQuest 7.1.2.1

SP1, Future service packs require ClearQuest 7.1.2.5
SQL Server 2008
Initial, SP1, SP2, SP3, Future service packs
Initial version requires ClearQuest 7.1.0.1

SP1 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1

SP2 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.6 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.3 for the 7.1.2 release

SP3, Future service packs require ClearQuest 7.1.1.8 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.5 for the 7.1.2 release
SQL Server 2005
SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4
SP3 requires ClearQuest 7.1.0.2

SP4 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.6 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.3 for the 7.1.2 release.
SQL Server 2000
SP2, SP3, SP4

Oracle
Oracle 11g
Release 1
Release 2
Oracle 11g Release 2 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.7
for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.4 for the 7.1.2 release.

Oracle 11g Release 1 requires ClearQuest 7.1.0.2.

Oracle RAC support

Solaris not supported as database host with Oracle 11g using non-WE8MSWIN1252 character set databases. See technote 1328074.
Oracle 10.x

Oracle RAC support

HP Itanium 11iv3 (11.31) and 11iv2 (11.23) are supported database server platforms for Oracle 10.x
Oracle 9.2

Oracle RAC support

HP Itanium 11iv3 (11.31) and 11iv2 (11.23) are supported database server platforms for Oracle 9.2
IBM DB2
UDB 9.7

UDB 9.5

HP Itanium 11iv3 (11.31) and 11iv2 (11.23) are supported database server platforms for DB2 9.5
DB2 Express-C 9.5
DB2 Express 9.5
DB2 Enterprise Edition 9.5

See technote 1238520 for limitations in the Community version of DB2-Express and technote 1216800 for Restricted Enterprise

Note: Restricted Enterprise Edition Bundled with ClearQuest 7.1

HP Itanium 11iv3 (11.31) and 11iv2 (11.23) are supported database server platforms for DB2 9.5

DB2 Express-C 9.1
DB2 Express 9.1
DB2 Enterprise Edition 9.1

See technote 1238520 for limitations in the Community version of DB2-Express and technote 1216800 for Restricted Enterprise
UDB 8.2.x

HP Itanium 11iv3 (11.31) and 11iv2 (11.23) are supported database server platforms for DB2 8.2
UDB Components for Rational Products v8.2


Microsoft Access
2003
SP1
Supported as a non-production database for all Windows operating systems.

Note: IBM Rational has stopped supporting all DB2 8.1 versions, including DB2 Express-C.





ClearQuest 7.1.x Report Server with CM

Operating System
Version
Comments
Microsoft Windows 2008

32-bit and 64-bit Supported

500 MB of free disk space
Java 1.5
Microsoft Windows 2003
SP2
32-bit and 64-bit Supported

500 MB of free disk space
Java 1.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS
5.0
Update 1
Update 2
500 MB of free disk space
Java 1.5
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
10.0
SP1, SP2
500 MB of free disk space
Java 1.5




ClearQuest 7.1.x Supported Web Application Servers


In addition to the CM Server that is used by default for the ClearQuest Web server, it is also possible to use an IBM Websphere® Web Application server.

Note: For information on using a separate WebSphere Application Server, see the Deploying ClearQuest Web on a separate WebSphere Application Server topic in the 7.1 ClearQuest Information Center.

ClearQuest 7.1.x Supported Web Servers
Web Application Server
Version
Comments
CM Server
IBM WebSphere 6.1.0.15 and later updates of 6.1

IBM HTTP Server Version 6.1.0.13 and later updates of 6.1 (Apache 2.0.47 base)
See technote 1578350 for resolution to problems installing IBM HTTP Server 6.1.0.41 and higher





ClearQuest 7.1.x Supported Web Browsers


ClearQuest 7.1.x Supported Browsers
Web Browser
Browser Version
Revision
Comments
Mozilla Firefox

Future versions

Future Firefox versions will be supported on ClearQuest 7.1.1.7 or later and on 7.1.2.4 or later releases.
11.0







Requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.7 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.4 for the 7.1.2 release.
10.0 ESR
10.0
9.0

8.0

7.0

6.0
5.0
4.0

Requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.6 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.3 for the 7.1.2 release.
3.0
3.5
3.6

Firefox 3.5 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1

Firefox 3.6 requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.2

2.0

Support discontinued in ClearQuest 7.1.2
Microsoft
Internet Explorer
9

Requires ClearQuest 7.1.1.6 for the 7.1.1 release and ClearQuest 7.1.2.3 for the 7.1.2 release.
8

7


6
SP1, SP2, SP3
Support discontinued in ClearQuest 7.1.2






ClearQuest 7.1.x Minimum Hardware Requirements



Component(s)
Processor
Memory/Disk
Network
Stand-alone CM Server
No Web applications or other server processes installed.

*Not available in 7.1.2 and later. 1
2-4 CPU
4-8GB RAM
80GB hard disk space

600 file descriptors per host (not per process) running Linux or UNIX system
Wireless 802.11g
Wired connectivity 100MB Full Duplex (recommended)
Dedicated Host with CM Server

ClearCase or ClearQuest Web applications installed. Also hosts other Rational services. 2

Quad Core/CPU


128 processes on hosts running Linux or UNIX system

8GB RAM
80GB hard disk space

600 file descriptors per host (not per process) running Linux or UNIX system
Wired connectivity to other ClearQuest Servers 100MB Full Duplex (Gigabit recommended)
Client
1.5GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
RAM - 1GB (2GB recommended for Development machines)
40GB hard disk space
Wireless 802.11g
Wired connectivity 100MB Full Duplex (recommended)

Notes:
  • For information on support for Physical Address Extension (PAE), see technote 1413461.
  • Processes and file descriptors per host running Linux or the UNIX system are set as kernel parameters.

Footnote 1: Additional operating systems that have a limit of 4 GB of RAM cannot be used to host ClearQuest Web components in release 7.1.2 and later.

Footnote 2: Additional ClearQuest processes or servers located on this machine (such as license, database, or others) will require additional resources.






Change History (click to expand)










Still waiting for more info on the following, this issue has been pending and needs to be revisited:

DCF - Update Document #1294762
Submitted by: Jennifer Latour on 04/30/2009 12:00 PM
Technote Owner: Matthew Quimby
Segment: Software Development
Product: Rational ClearQuest
Component: General Information
Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*) and must be filled in to complete the form.

Title *System Requirements for ClearQuest 7.1.x

Please input your comments * :

Request to add amount of space required to rollback a ClearQuest installation

For Windows: 7 GB of space is needed

For Linux/UNIX: 5.6Gb of space is needed unless the Installation Manager preference "Save files for rollback" is enabled, then add at least 2.2 download size to the installation partition requirement (7.8Gb)






Removed this Note from the hosted environments section, as the RMT/CQTM integration is seemingly no longer available as of 7.1 (see technote 1330065):

Note: ClearQuest Test Manager (CQTM) execution support on Citrix, WTS and other multi-user systems is limited to in shell execution of Rational Manual Tester (RMT) scripts and remote execution to a single user system. Attempts to execute a test case locally outside the CQTM shell will fail execution for other then the systems software installer. Non-execution functionality works the same as on single user systems. See technote 1265816 for details.



The changes we made that we are trying to confirm:
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard, 2003 R2 Enterprise
SP1
SP2
Both 32 and 64-bit are supported.

Note: Enterprise 32 bit is limited to 8 GB of memory

Note: Standard 32 bit is limited to 4 GB of memory *.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard, 2003 Enterprise
SP1
SP2
Both 32 and 64-bit are supported.

Note: Standard 32 bit is limited to 4 GB of memory *.
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, 2000 Advanced Server
SP4
32 bit support only.

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