Product Announcement: Upgrade Paths and Platform Support Notification for 12.9

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Product Announcement: Upgrade Paths and Platform Support Notification

Date: September 11, 2014

The purpose of this announcement is to inform you of the planned upgrade paths and important planned platform support information that will help you prepare for the upgrade to the next CA Client Automation release, which will be numbered 12.9.

For information on the features being considered for the 12.9 release, please refer to the published roadmap available on the CA support site.

Upgrade Paths               

Enterprise and Domain Manager Components

The following upgrade paths will be supported:

  • 12.5 SP1 > 12.9
  • 12.5 SP1 C1 > 12.9
  • 12.8 > 12.9
  • 12.8 FP1 > 12.9

Important Notes:

  • If you have CA Client Automation 12.5 SP1 Feature Pack 1 installed, there is no direct upgrade path and you must apply 12.5 SP1 C1 in order to upgrade the Enterprise and Domain Servers.
  • If you have CA Client Automation 12.5 SP1 Kubuntu patch installed, there is no direct upgrade path and you must apply 12.5 SP1 C1 in order to upgrade the Enterprise and Domain Servers.

Scalability Servers and Agents             

The following upgrade paths will be supported:

  • 12.5 SP1 > 12.9
  • 12.5 SP1 C1 > 12.9
  • 12.8 > 12.9
  • 12.8 FP1 > 12.9

Important Notes:

  • If you have CA Client Automation 12.5 SP1 Feature Pack 1 installed, there is no direct upgrade path and you must apply 12.5 SP1 C1 in order to upgrade the agents.
  • If you have CA Client Automation 12.5 SP1 Kubuntu patch installed, there is no direct upgrade path and you must apply 12.5 SP1 C1 in order to upgrade the agents.

Platform Support Notification

In order to help you plan for your upgrade to the next release (12.9), please refer to the information below on the planned net changes in supported platforms.

 

Added platform support planned for the designated component in 12.9

  • Asset Converter
    • SCCM 2012 SP1/ 2012 R2
  • Database
    • Oracle 12c
    • SQL Server 2012 SP2
    • SQL Server 2014
  • Hypervisors
    • Citrix XenServer 6.2 / 6.2 SP1
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (OSIM certified with 12.8 FP, RVI will be certified in 12.9)
    • ESXi 5.5
  • Linux
    • Kubuntu: OSIM support with CentOS boot image on 10.04 and 12.04
    • Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.5 (agent functions and OSIM )
    • Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 (agent functions only)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (added in 12.8 Feature Pack 1)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: (agent functions only)
    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3
    • openSuSE 13.1
    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • MAC OSX
    • MAC OSX 10.9 Update 2 (certified with 12.8 FP1)
    • MAC OSX 10.9 Update 4
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • XenDesktop 7.5
  • Virtual Applications
    • Microsoft App-V 4.6.3
    • VMware ThinApp 5
  • Windows
    • Microsoft Server 2012 R2 (certified with 12.8 FP1)
    • Microsoft 8.1 (certified with 12.8 FP1)

 

Deprecated platform support planned for the designated component in 12.9

  • DSM Agent / Packager
    • Windows XP SP3
    • Windows 7 XP Mode
    • ESX 4.1
  • DSM ENC Client
    • Windows XP SP3
    • Windows 7 XP Mode
  • RVI Agent
    • ESX 4.1 / ESXi 4.1
    • vCenter Server 4.1
    • AIX 5.3
    • Solaris 9
    • HP-UX 11.11 (pa-risc)
  • Legacy Agent Bridge
    • Windows Mobile 5, 6, and 6.1
    • Windows Mobile 2003
  • Image Prepare System (OS Images, Boot Images)
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • ESX 4.1 / ESXi 4.1
  • Imaging Tools
    • Symantec Norton Ghost
    • Symantec Norton Ghost 32
    • Microsoft DOS/DOSX (Kubuntu 10.04 LTS/ Kubuntu 12.04 LTS) Note: Kubuntu is images are now supported with the CentOS boot image
  • Product Integrations
    • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (2007 R2 will remain supported)
    • Software Compliance Manager (SWCM) (All versions)
    • XenDesktop 4.x
    • eTrust Directory (All versions)

This published roadmap information was based on current information and resource allocations as of September 4, 2014 and is subject to change or withdrawal by CA Technologies at any time without notice. The information in this roadmap statement is intended to outline CA Technologies general product direction.  All information in this Product Roadmap is for informational purposes only, and is not deemed to be incorporated into any contract.  CA Technologies assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information.

Upon the 12.9 release, refer to the compatibility matrix for the officially supported platforms.

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