CA Agile Central On-Premises 2016.1 Release Notes

These release notes provide pertinent information regarding the additions for the CA Agile Central On-Premises Release 2016.1, hardware and software requirements, compatibility, defect fixes, and known issues for the CA Agile Central Enterprise and Unlimited Editions. All features, changes, and defect fixes were periodically released to CA Agile Central On-Demand from September 17th, 2015 to February 18th, 2016.

Please refer to the CA Agile Central Installation Guide for On-Premises Release 2016.1 for setup and configuration information.

Note: If you do not have internet access, the url to access online help for On-Premises is https://<ip-address>/help/user - where <ip-address> is the address of your On-Premises CA Agile Central installation location.

On-premises releases are now communicated via the CA Agile Central Community On-Premises group, where you can also ask your most pressing questions.

Features

Unlimited and Enterprise Edition features:

Click here to learn more about CA Agile Central editions and pricing.

Advanced filtering

The advanced filtering component provides additional features, such as search, quick filters, and custom filter conditions. Many users will find the advanced filtering component to be a quick and easy way to create advanced searches, similar to the functionality provided by Custom App Queries.

This component is available from the following locations:

Beta multi-value custom fields

Subscription and workspace administrators can now create multi-value custom fields for users. These fields are configured in the Field editor pop-up window after you select Drop Down List (Multi Value) as the type of field.

Once configured by an admin, the multi-value drop-down list will be available on the same pages that can contain custom fields, which includes:

  • Detail pages
  • Grids
  • Boards
  • New advanced search component

Rich-text field templates

We've upgraded rich-text fields in editable detail pages with the ability to create and save personal templates. Now you can quickly save and recall content for repetitive entries such as acceptance criteria, checklists, and other forms.

Saved and shared views on the Iteration Status page

Customize your view on the Iteration Status page, and then save your settings with the new saved and shared views component. When you save a view, your custom filters, column selection, size, position, width, and sorting changes are also saved. Admins can also share saved views with other users by project and workspace.

Expanded custom field support

Now you can create custom fields on more work items and objects in your subscription. The following items have been updated to support custom fields: Iterations, Milestones, Projects, Releases, Test Case Results, Defect Suites, and Workspaces.

Fields summary page

Changes to the SOAP, REST, and JSON Web Services API

Web Services API Deprecation Policy

In order to support developer toolkits, custom apps, and queries more effectively, we are introducing a formal deprecation policy to the Web Services API. With the new policy, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to support older versions of the WSAPI for one year after a new version is released.

The current version of the WSAPI, 2.0, is fully supported. Its one year deprecation period will begin on the date that the next version is released. Click the Web Services API link from the main Help page to view your Web Services documentation.

Hardware and software requirements

Hardware

The On-Premises image requires 150GB of storage for virtual disk space. Please ensure this is available prior to installation.

Monitor:

  • Minimum 1024 X 768 X 256-color video resolution, 1280 x 1024 recommended

VMware® vSphere server (recommended) or VMware® ESX server

CA Agile Central VMware Appliance Configuration:

  • CA Agile Central Software recommends 10 - 12 GB of RAM for improved performance for subscriptions that may serve a higher volume of requests.
  • 2 CPUs
  • 150 GB Disk

Supported web browsers

CA Agile Central is committed to making our software easily accessible. You can access CA Agile Central wherever you have a connection to your On-Premises server via a PC, Linux, or Macintosh computer.

Nevertheless, it is not possible or practical for us to support every operating system and browser combination that is available. To take advantage of the newest CA Agile Central features, we recommend that you use one of the following fully supported browsers:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer*

We support the two latest versions of each of these browsers. We do not recommend using development, test, or beta versions of these web browsers. Versions that are not publicly released may not work properly with the CA Agile Central application. In particular, we strongly suggest using Chrome.

Regardless of the browser you choose, you must enable cookies and JavaScript.

* Internet Explorer We support Internet Explorer 11 and above.

Note: Soon, CA Agile Central will no longer support Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) for SaaS and On-Premises customers. As we continue to improve the efficiency of the underlying technology and interface of CA Agile Central, some of these enhancements are not backward-compatible. We recommend updating to a recent version of Internet Explorer or using an alternate browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Safari. By doing so, you should see an immediate improvement in performance.

Other

PDF Reader:

  • Minimum Adobe Reader 5.0 Microsoft Windows platforms (not Linux)
  • Adobe Reader 7.0 recommended

Known issues

Issues specific to On-Premises 2016.1

  • LDAP Sync will not successfully sync when restoring from a backup or on a fresh installation (DE27315). There is a known workaround. Contact Support for additional information.
  • When creating a new user in CA Agile Central, the LDAP Username user name is not saved and the user cannot log in (DE27045). There is a known workaround. Contact Support for additional information.
  • When a user is removed from the defined security group in LDAP, the user remains active in CA Agile Central (DE27028). Contact Support for additional information.

Solr stat download logs contain errors

In the On-Premises Control Panel, the Download Search Service Logs: Download Logs link on the Current Server Status tab produces log files that contains an error.

Application and server log files removed from the On-Premises Control Panel

On the On-Premises Control Panel, when the user clicks the Log Files link and downloads the log files, the application and server logs have been removed from the download file.

Customers with a large amount of data may experience a longer migration time

Some customers with a large amount of data may experience a longer artifact_tag_string migration time when restoring or restarting CA Agile Central. The amount of time the migration runs depends on the data size.

Mac Archive Utility error

When unzipping the 2014.1 On-Premises file, Mac user may encounter the following error message:

To resolve this issue, you can download a free Mac app called the Unarchiver. This app allows you to unzip larger files. You can download the app at the following address: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-unarchiver/id425424353?mt=12.

SQL error when restoring data sets does not require action

A bug that displayed a SQL error when restoring data sets has been fixed in the On-Premises 2014.1 release. The error appears on https://ONPREM_HOST/controlpanel/actionfiles/restorebackup.php when the user successfully executes a restore process. The error is related to database index query optimization and is safe to ignore as a background task runs weekly to re-create the index optimizations to fix this issue. However, since the bug existed in 2013.1 and previous releases and is related to data restoration, the SQL error will still display when restoring data from a 2013.1 release or earlier to a 2013.2 or later release. In order for the license key to be installed successfully, or being validated by the CA Agile Central Application, you must restart the CA Agile Central Application.

ORA-39083: Object type INDEX_STATISTICS failed to create with error: ORA-01403: no data found ORA-01403: no data found Failing sql is: DECLARE I_N VARCHAR2(60); I_O VARCHAR2(60); NV VARCHAR2(1); c DBMS_METADATA.T_VAR_COLL; df varchar2(21) := 'YYYY-MM-DD:HH24:MI:SS'; stmt varchar2(300) := ' INSERT INTO "SYS"."IMPDP_STATS" (type,version,flags,c1,c2,c3,c5,n1,n2,n3,n4,n5,n6,n7,n8,n9,n10,n11,n12,d1,cl1) VALUES (''I'',6,:1,:2,:3,:4,:5,:6,:7,:8,:9,:10,:11,:12,:13,NULL,:14,:15,NULL,:16,:17)';BEGIN DELET

Build details

  • Onprem ALM Build: 2016.1.1
  • CA Agile Central ALM Build: almci-master-19067
  • Analytics build:
  • SOLR build:
  • Control Panel Version: 2016.1-1
  • WSAPI: v2.0

Features not available in On-Premises 2016.1

The following features are only available in Agile Central SaaS, and are not currently available in On Premises 2016.1:

Feedback

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