CA Agile Central On-Premises 2016.2 Release Notes

These release notes provide pertinent information regarding the additions for the CA Agile Central On-Premises Release 2016.2, 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 February 19th to October 14th, 2016.

Please refer to the CA Agile Central Installation Guide for On-Premises Release 2016.2 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 and saved/shared views

Advanced filtering and saved views allows you to quickly access the work you care about by enabling the creation of customized, savable views. You can set any field as a quick filter, easily search, see how many filters are applied, and filter on complex conditions. Saved and shared views helps you collaborate with team members—as well as those outside your team—by allowing these custom views to be shared with others, giving you a simple way to leverage the power of CA Agile Central while focusing the product to meet your specific needs.

Test case steps rich-text fields

Rich-text fields are available for test case steps. You can easily format text in step fields.

Test sets support custom fields and tags

Support for Custom Fields and Tags on Test Sets

Attachment limit size increased to 50 MB

CA Agile Central has increased the file size attachment limit. You can upload attachments up to 50MB. The previous attachment file size limit was 5MB.

Portfolio Item tree grid

The Portfolio item page contains advanced filtering components. You can easily search the page and use quick filters and custom filter conditions.

Update to time zones

Time zones are set at the workspace level by the subscription or workspace administrator. Dates are treated as a specific, fixed point in time, not a calendar date. This allows for consistency with distributed teams. The workspace time zone is not necessarily the local server time zone.

CA Agile Central App SDK version 2.1

App SDK 2.1 is now available for On-premises users. The App SDK allows you to write apps that extend and customize your CA Agile Central subscription. Apps are written in JavaScript and deployed to your CA Agile Central subscription within a custom page.

CA Agile Central Labs

Agile Central Labs are a way for our developers to directly solve the needs of our users. Everything you see in Labs is a result of a hackathon. They are the Wild West of features, since labs are unsupported. Use at your own risk!

A few examples of labs includes:

  • Recent Items
  • Milestone-scoped dashboard
  • Bulkier edit

If you decide to use labs, have fun experimenting and be sure to give us feedback if you like a lab! Learn more.

Note: On-Premises version 2016.2 will not include the Navigation feature in labs.

Beta Team Planning page

CA Agile Central has created a new Team Planning page, which is available from the current PlanPlan.

The Team Planning page provides the following improvements:

  • Switch between Backlog, Planning, and Planned views.
  • Linkage with the higher-level plan with the ability to see the lowest-level Portfolio Item (Feature) for context when planning.
  • Backlog filters to quickly access different types of work when planning.
  • Clear notification when you have planned too much work.
  • Indication when work items in the plan do not have estimates.
  • An updated user interface with inline editing.

Beta Release Tracking page

A beta version of the Release Tracking page is available from the Portfolio menu. This new page provides visibility into the status of multi-team releases, and their associated iterations, features, user stories, and defects. Learn more.

Fixed defects

  • DE27315: On-premise 2016.1 users removed from LDAP security group not disabled in CA Agile Central
  • DE27045: On-premise LDAP sync does not complete 2016.1
  • DE27028: Unable to create a new On-premises LDAP user 2016.1

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.

Note: CA Agile Central no longer supports Internet Explorer 6 through 10. Organizations that depend on old versions of Internet Explorer may want to consider a dual browser strategy. 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

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: 2016.2
  • CA Agile Central ALM Build:
  • Analytics build:
  • SOLR build:
  • Control Panel Version: 2016.2-1
  • WSAPI: v2.0

Features not available in On-Premises 2016.2

The following features are only available in Agile Central SaaS, and are not currently available in On Premises 2016.2:

Feedback

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