About QC Sense

As an ALM site administrator, you can utilize usage and performance data collected by QC Sense to analyze ALM performance behaviors from the user perspective. For example, you can look at the time it takes from the user's click of a button until the desired response is received.

QC Sense collects data on user actions performed in the ALM user interface, and monitors all client and server activity resulting from those actions. You can examine a single user activity and its resulting server and database activities, as well as compare average system response analyzed by user action, server transaction, and many other parameters.

You can configure QC Sense to collect data based on a wide variety of actions and measures. This enables you to examine performance as it relates to different aspects of ALM, such as projects, users, types of actions, and workflow impact. You can examine and compare performance between components of the system, including application servers, database servers, the network, and the file system.

In addition to data on single user activity, you can configure QC Sense to collect information on the ALM servers in your site. QC Sense can collect data on server and network activity such as server threads, memory usage, active sessions, database access time, and file system access time.

QC Sense includes client and server monitors. Each monitor collects usage and performance data on a specific area within ALM. As an ALM site administrator, you can configure each monitor to customize the scope of data collected. All data collected by QC Sense is stored centrally in a site database so you can easily connect between client activity and the resulting server activity. For details, see QC Sense Configuration.

QC Sense reports enable you to examine and compare performance to help identify the source of a problem. You can compare data between users who are experiencing different levels of performance, or you can clarify actions or behaviors that may be causing a sudden slowing in system responsiveness. For example, you can identify especially long operations, or examine which long operations occurred just before the general slowness on your site. For details, see Generating and Viewing QC Sense Reports.

The data collected by the QC Sense monitors is stored in the database according to the QC Sense schema. For details, see QC Sense Schema.

Note: QC Sense is not accessible when ALM is configured with external authentication.