The ALM Installation Guide describes the system prerequisites and installation process for ALM, and the project upgrade process.
Step-by-step installation and upgrade guide
|Windows||ALM Installation and Upgrade Guide - Windows|
|Linux||ALM Installation and Upgrade Guide - Linux|
This section lists the changes you must know before you install or upgrade to the target version.
Send X-XSRF-TOKEN header with all requests
Starting from ALM 16.00, after getting authenticated, you should send the X-XSRF-TOKEN header in all your subsequent REST API calls, except for the ones that use the GET HTTP method. Otherwise, you cannot access ALM resources using ALM REST APIs.
The following table lists the latest ALM versions that support direct upgrade from previous ALM versions.
|From versions||Latest version to support direct upgrade|
|ALM 11.0||ALM 12.2|
|ALM 11.5x||ALM 12.5|
|ALM 12.0||ALM 15.0|
|ALM 12.2 - 15.0.x||ALM 15.5|
|ALM 12.5x- 15.xx||ALM 16.00|
Explore ALM options
You've got plenty of options to plan your ALM future. Upgrade to the latest ALM version, move your ALM environment to SaaS, or switch to the ALM Client Launcher to remove the IE dependency and greatly reduce administration overhead.
For details, see Explore your ALM options.
ALM installation and upgrade FAQ
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the ALM/QC installation and upgrade process:
Q: Do you have information on how to upgrade to the existing SA schema?
A: Yes, please refer to the MySupport page by clicking on this link How to Upgrade Existing SA Schema.
Q: What are the latest system requirements when upgrading to ALM?
A: For a comprehensive list of version system requirements, see Support Matrix.
Q: How long does it take to complete the ALM upgrade?
A: The time it takes to upgrade to ALM depends on many parameters. Examples include number of projects, amount of users, size of each project, amount and size of attachments, hardware resources, network settings, and DB configuration. Therefore, we cannot predict in advance how long it will take to complete the ALM upgrade. To help with your upgrade, we recommend you first perform the ALM upgrade via a staging (testing) environment. This will provide you with a good estimation for the time it may take to perform the upgrade. It will also ensure there won't be blockers when you perform the upgrade on your production environment.
Q: We have a lot of ALM projects planned for the upgrade, and we are planning to use ALM Robot to facilitate this process. Where can I get more information about this tool?
A: See ALM Robot to find all relevant information about ALM Robot.
Q: We have noticed that our current version of ALM contains many Site Parameters set from previous installations. Is there a way we can get their descriptions and applications updated before upgrading ALM to the next version?
A: See Site Parameters.
Q: We have some integrations of ALM (latest version) with other Micro Focus products. Where we can find the integration supportability documentation between ALM (latest version) and other Micro Focus products we use?
Q: What add-ins or extensions does ALM contain?
A: For the full list of add-ins and extensions of ALM, see ALM tools, add-ins and extensions.
Q: How can I reach the MF ALM Upgrade Consultancy Team for my questions related to ALM upgrade?
A: For questions and assistance related to the upgrade of on-premises ALM /QC, contact us at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What new functionalities were added to the latest version of ALM?
A: See What's New in ALM 16.0.1.