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CA Plex
Compatibility Matrix for Supported Releases

Last Updated: April 23, 2013

CA Plex operates with many third party products. See the product documentation for system requirements and the online help for other environmental requirements.

Note: Support for Plex r6.0 was discontinued on April 01, 2013. Support for Plex r5.5 was discontinued on December 01, 2009.

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Plex Development Platforms

The Plex development environment is supported on the following platforms:

  7.0 6.1
Windows Server 2012 X  
Windows 8 X 2  
Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
Windows 7 X 2 X1
Windows Server 2008 X 2 X 2
Windows Vista SP1 X 2 X 2
Windows XP SP3 X 2 X 2

1 Tested with 32-bit editions of Windows

2 Tested with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows
For notes on CA Plex r6.1 compatibility with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 see Knowledge Base Article TEC495228

Note: The Server Core version of Windows is not supported for development or deployment of Plex applications.

Windows Client (C++) Deployment Platforms

32-bit C++ client (WinC) applications generated by Plex can be deployed to the following client platforms:

  7.0 6.1
Windows 8 X  
Windows 7 X X
Windows Vista SP1 X X
Windows XP SP3 X X


Windows C++ Server Deployment Platforms

Note: The Windows C++ Server is provided for the maintenance of existing CA Plex C++ Server applications. For development of new applications for the Windows Server platform, CA recommends the C# or Java generators.

C++ Server applications generated by the Plex Windows C++Generator can be deployed to:

  7.0 6.1
Windows Server 2012 X  
Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
Windows Server 2008 X1 X1
Windows Server 2003 X1 X1
Windows Server 2003 R2 X1 X1

1 Tested on 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Plex Windows C++ applications are 32-bit applications that execute under WOW64 environment on 64-bit Windows. For full 64-bit execution use the C# or Java generators.

Microsoft Visual C++ Versions

Older versions of Visual Studio may be obtained from Microsoft via an MSDN subscription or by purchasing the current version and requesting a downgrade. Please verify terms and conditions with Microsoft. Older versions may also be available from third-party resellers.

Visual Studio Express edition is NOT compatible with Plex C++ builds, because it does not include the MFC libraries.

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 is available as a separate download from Microsoft and must be installed after Visual Studio 2005. In addition, on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, the "Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista" should be installed.

All internal testing of CA Plex WinC and WinNTC applications are carried out using the English language install of Visual Studio 2005.

  7.0 6.1
Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 (not supported with Plex C++)    
Visual Studio 2005 SP1
Standard, Professional or Architect edition
X X

Microsoft .NET C# Client and Server Generators

Visual Studio is NOT required for C# development; however, Visual Studio 2008 or 2010 may be useful for debugging and other development activities in which case the Express edition is the minimum requirement for this purpose.

If you are generating and deploying WPF clients or WCF services then the .NET Framework is the minimum requirement.

  7.0 6.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, 32-bit and 64-bit X  
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, 32-bit and 64-bit   X
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, 32-bit and 64-bit   X

Plex - IBM i compatibility

i OS, i5/OS and OS/400 Versions

For IBM End of Support information see https://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/i/planning/software/i5osschedule.html.

  IBM i OS End of Support 7.0 6.1
IBM i 7.1 Not Announced X X
IBM i 6.1 Not Announced X X
i5/OS V5R4 Not Announced X X
i5/OS V5R3 30 Apr 2009   X

Plex - Java Environments

Java Development Environments

The Plex Java Generator is tested with:

  7.0 6.1
Sun J2SE Development Kit (JDK) 7.0 X  
Sun J2SE Development Kit (JDK) 6.0   X

See http://www.javasoft.com/ to download JDK versions.

Java Client Deployment Platforms

  7.0 6.1
Sun JRE 7 on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP X  
Sun JRE 6 on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP   X

Java Server Deployment Platforms

Plex -generated Java Server applications have been tested on the following JRE versions.

  7.0 6.1
Sun JRE 7 X  
Sun JRE 6   X

J2EE Application Server Deployment Platforms

The following combinations have formally been tested.

  Windows Linux System i
Oracle GlassFish 3.1.1 X    
BEA WebLogic 8.1 X    
IBM Websphere 6.1 X   X
Sun Java System Application Server 9.1_02 X    
JBoss 4.0.2 X X  

Note: The support for the EJB deployment with Advantage Joe was removed in Plex r6.0. Use the vendor's deployment tools.

Plex Application Integrator

  7.0 6.1
Application Integrator 1.2 Build 76 X X

Databases Tested with Plex r7.0
The following databases have been tested with Plex r7.0:

OLE DB Providers
In general, CA recommends the use of native OLE DB Providers rather than the OLE DB Provider for ODBC.

DB DB Version OLE DB Provider
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1, 2008 R2, 2008 SQL Native Client 1
Oracle Database 11g Release 2, 11g Oracle Provider for OLE DB
IBM DB2 UDB for Windows 9.7 IBM OLE DB Provider for DB2

1 The MARS Connection option is recommended. See Plex r7.0 online help for details.

ODBC

DB DB Version Driver Version Application Server OS DB Server OS
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1, 2008 R2, 2008

2011.110.2100.60
6.02.9200.16384
6.01.7100.00
2009.100.1600.01

Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP2,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP2,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Oracle 1 11g Release 2, 11g 11.02.00.01
11.01.00.06
Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP2,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP2,
Windows 2003 Server R2
IBM DB2 UDB for Windows 9.7 9.07.500.4299 Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP2,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP2,
Windows 2003 Server R2

1 Oracle 64-bit is not supported.

JDBC

DB DB Version Driver Version Application Server OS DB Server OS
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1, 2008 R2, 2008 SQL Server JDBC Driver 4.0,
SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0,
SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0
Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP2,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP2,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Oracle Database 11g Release 2, 11g Oracle 11g Release 2 JDBC Driver (11.2.0.3)
Oracle 11g Release 1 JDBC Driver (11.1.0.7.0)
Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP2,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP2,
Windows 2003 Server R2
IBM DB2 UDB for Windows 9.7 IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ V9.7 Fix Pack 4 Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP2,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP2,
Windows 2003 Server R2

Native

DB DB Version Application Server OS DB Server OS
IBM DB2 UDB for System i 7.1, 6.1, V5R4 7.1, 6.1, V5R4 7.1, 6.1, V5R4
Oracle Database 11g Release 2, 11g Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP2,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP2,
Windows 2003 Server R2

Databases Tested with Plex 6.1

The following databases have been tested with Plex 6.1:

OLE DB Providers

In general, CA recommends the use of native OLE DB Providers rather than the OLE DB Provider for ODBC.

DB DB Version OLE DB Provider
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, 2008, 2005 SP2 SQL Native Client1
Oracle Database 11g Release 2, 11g, 10g Release 2 Oracle Provider for OLE DB
IBM DB2 UDB for Windows 9.5 IBM OLE DB Provider for DB2

1 The MARS Connection option is recommended. See Plex 6.1 online help for details.

ODBC

DB DB Version Driver Version Application Server OS DB Server OS
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, 2008, 2005 SP2 2009.100.1600.01
6.01.7100.00
2007.100.1600.22
2005.90.1399.00
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP1,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP1,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Oracle1 11g Release 2, 11g,10g Release 2 11.02.00.01
11.01.00.06
10.02.00.03
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP1,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP1,
Windows 2003 Server R2
IBM DB2 UDB for Windows 9.5 9.05.00.808 Windows 2003 Server SP1,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Windows 2003 Server SP1,
Windows 2003 Server R2

1 Oracle 64-bit is not supported.

JDBC

DB DB Version Driver Version Application Server OS DB Server OS
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, 2008, 2005 SP2 SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0,
SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0,
SQL Server 2005 JDBC
Driver 1.2
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP1,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP1,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Oracle Database 11g Release 2, 11g, 10g Release 2 Oracle 11g Release 2 JDBC Driver (11.2.0.1.0)
Oracle 11g Release 1 JDBC Driver (11.1.0.7.0)
Oracle 10g Release 2 JDBC Driver (10.2.01.0)
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP1,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP1,
Windows 2003 Server R2
IBM DB2 UDB for Windows 9.5 IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows 2003 Server SP1,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Windows 2003 Server SP1,
Windows 2003 Server R2

Native

DB DB Version Application Server OS DB Server OS
IBM DB2 UDB for System i 7.1, 6.1, V5R4, V5R3 7.1, 6.1, V5R4, V5R3 6.1, V5R4. V5R3
Oracle Database 11g Release 2, 11g or 10g Release 2 Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP1,
Windows 2003 Server R2
Windows Server 2008,
Windows 2003 Server SP1,
Windows 2003 Server R2

Note: SQL Server 2008 R2 and Oracle 11g Release 2 were tested with PTF027. For notes on CA Plex r6.1 PTF027 compatibility with SQL Server 2008 new Date and Time data types see Knowledge Base Article TEC539097.

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