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Getting Started With CA PPM on Linux

Updated by Ben Hill on Nov 13, 2015
Article Code: kb/603

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CA Technologies has integrated their CA Project and Portfolio Management (CA PPM) solution with the CenturyLink Cloud platform. The purpose of this KB article is to help the reader take advantage of this integration to achieve rapid time-to-value for this project and portfolio management solution. - See more at CA PPM.


CenturyLink Cloud users looking for a Project & Portfolio Management solution.


After reading this article, the user should be able to install CA PPM for Linux on a CenturyLink Cloud server.


  • Access to the CenturyLink Cloud platform as an authorized user.
  • For a complete listing of prerequisites and guidelines to install CA PPM please see: CA PPM Wiki.



Deploying PPM for Linux on a New Server

CA PPM is available as a Blueprint for deployment on a new server.

Steps to deploy to New Server Blueprint

  1. Login to the Control Portal. From the Nav Menu on the left, click Orchestration > Blueprints Library.

  2. Search for CA PPM14-3 Linux.

  3. Click the Blueprint icon for CA PPM14-3 Linux.

  4. Configure the following parameters.

    • Enter Password.
    • Choose Your Group.
    • Choose Your Network.
    • Choose Primary & Secondary DNS.
    • Choose Server Type.
    • Choose Service Level.
    • Enter Sever Name.
    • Enter Database Host Name.
    • Enter Database SID.
    • Enter Database Username.
    • Enter Database Password.
    • Enter Database System Username.
    • Enter Database System Password.
    • Enter DBHOST Administrator User.
    • Click next: step 2.
  5. Review and Confirm the Blueprint.

  6. Deploy the Blueprint.

  7. Monitor the Deployment Queue to view the progress of the Blueprint.

    • To monitor progress, click Queue from the Nav Menu on the left.
    • Once the Blueprint completes successfully, you will receive an email stating that the Blueprint build is complete. Please do not use the application until you have received this email notification.
  8. You can access the application with (http://ip:8090/) and (http://ip:80/).

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about PPM, click on the following links:

Who should I contact for support?

  • For issues related to deploying the PPM Blueprint on CenturyLink Cloud, Licensing or Accessing the deployed software, please visit the CA support website.
  • For issues related to cloud infrastructure (VMs, network, etc.), or if you experience a problem deploying the Blueprint or Script Package, please open a CenturyLink Cloud Support ticket by emailing or through the CenturyLink Cloud support website.