Welcome to Project and Portfolio Management (PPM). The goal of this document is to provide you with the details that will allow you to understand the hardware and software options available for your deployment of PPM.

This document provides the details about the environments and products supported for this version of PPM. Additionally, this guide identifies required third-party software as well as software that can be used to enable optional features, functionality, and topologies.

An Overview of the PPM Architecture

PPM employs a three-tier, client-server architecture as shown in the following conceptual diagram. Refer to the Installation and Administration Guide for details about the available system configuration options.

PPM architecture

Client-Side Products and Environments provides details about the requirements and optional software used in the client tier. These components are identified in the client-side (left) portion of the figure above.

Server-Side Products and Environments focuses on the hardware and software requirements for the application and database tiers. The major components of these tiers are identified the server-side (right) portion of the figure above.

In addition the application and database tier components, the server-side section also provides details about the optional Web server component.

Although not shown in the previous figure, PPM is able to integrate with most industry standard single sign-on systems such as CA SiteMinder version 6.0.

Note: PPM will support single sign-on integration to the extent that the PPM API is used for this purpose. PPM will provide logging information so that customers and third-party vendors can troubleshoot the integration themselves. PPM will not set up the third-party system for debugging purposes. PPM does not commit to changing any PPM-produced code should the integration fail.

PPM Migrator and Extension Products and Environments details the third-party software supported for the PPM Extensions and Migrators.