SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - ARCHIVED

This page archives our previously recommended and supported environments including the minimum patch level required for support for the following:

        Micro Focus ALM and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise 12.2x

        Micro Focus ALM and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise 12.0x

        Micro Focus ALM Essentials and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise version 11.5x

        Micro Focus ALM and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise version 11.00

        Micro Focus Quality Center Premier and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise version 10.00

 

For the most up-to-date system requirements for Micro Focus ALM/Quality Center, see Micro Focus ALM/Quality Center System Requirements.

 

For the most up-to-date system requirements for Performance Center, see Performance Center System Requirements.

 

 

Micro Focus ALM and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise 12.2x

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

This section provides our recommended and supported environments for Micro Focus ALM and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise 12.2x. The environments list the minimum patch level required for support.

Server-Side System Requirements

The following are the server-side system requirements and configurations for installing Micro Focus ALM 12.20 and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise 12.20 on Windows and Linux:

 

Please note that these requirements do not apply if you are utilizing Managed Software Solutions for Micro Focus ALM or Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise. In that case the Managed Software Solutions team provides a hosted version of Micro Focus ALM or Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise so the only requirements are the Client-Side System Requirements listed below.

 

Hardware Minimum Requirements

CPU

Quad Core AMD64 processor or equivalent x86-compatible processor

Memory (RAM)

8 GB minimum

Free disk space

8 GB minimum

 

Recommended Environments

The following table includes recommended configurations for each operating system:

 

Operating Systems

Databases

Web Servers

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 64 Bit

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Microsoft IIS 7.5

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 64 Bit

Oracle 11.2.0.4

Apache 2.2

 

Supported Environments

The following tables include supported versions of Operating Systems, Database Servers, and Web Servers:

 

Operating Systems

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 64 Bit

ALM 12.21 Patch 02

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 64 Bit

ALM 12.21 Patch 04

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 64 Bit

 

Supported localized languages: Simplified Chinese/German/French

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 64 Bit

ALM 12.21 Patch 03

 

Oracle Linux 6.4 64 Bit

 

Supported localized languages: Simplified Chinese/German/French

Oracle Linux 6.5 64 Bit

Supported localized languages: Simplified Chinese/German/French

Oracle Linux 6.7 64 Bit

ALM 12.21 Patch 02

 

Oracle Linux 6.8 64 Bit

ALM 12.21 Patch 04

 

Oracle Linux 7.0 64 Bit

 

Supported localized languages: Simplified Chinese/German/French

Oracle Linux 7.2 64 Bit

ALM 12.21 Patch 03

Supported localized languages: Simplified Chinese/German/French

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0 SP3 64 bit

 

 

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0 SP4 64 bit

ALM 12.21 Patch 05

Supported localized languages: French

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.0 SP3 64 bit

ALM 12.21 Patch 06

Supported localized languages: German/French

 

NOTES:

  Oracle Linux versions are supported, provided they are compatible with the supported versions of Red Hat Linux

 

Databases

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Oracle 11.2.0.3

 

 

Oracle 11.2.0.4

 

 

Oracle 12.1.0.1

 

 

Oracle 12.1.0.2

ALM 12.21 Patch 02

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3

ALM 12.21 Patch 01

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP2

ALM 12.20 Patch 01

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP3

ALM 12.21 Patch 04

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2014

ALM 12.21

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP1

ALM 12.21 Patch 05

 

 

NOTE:

  All database servers, unless otherwise stated, have been validated on 64 bit configurations

  Micro Focus ALM is certified to work with Enterprise and Standard editions of Microsoft and Oracle databases

  Micro Focus ALM/QC is certified to work with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for Microsoft and Oracle databases.  Implementation of TDE does have an impact on system performance. For details contact the database vendor that provides the encryption

 

Application Server

The Application server functionality is now built in to the ALM/QC platform and there is no need to install a third party application server (WebLogic, WebSphere, and JBoss) from version 11.50 and later. The Micro Focus ALM application server uses JDK7 (1.7) and supports 64 bit JVM.

 

Web Servers

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Apache 2.2

 

 

Microsoft IIS 7.5

 

 

Microsoft IIS 8.0

 

 

Microsoft IIS 8.5

 

 

Microsoft IIS 10

ALM 12.21 Patch 06

 

 

NOTE:

  By default, application servers include HTTP servers. If you need additional functionality a web server can be added

  Micro Focus will certify the major and minor releases of Apache (e.g. Apache 2.2) while all minor-minor releases of Apache (e.g. version 2.2.x) will not undergo specific certifications as it is expected that minor-minor software releases from Apache will maintain full compatibility

 

Virtual Environments

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

VMWare ESX/ESXi Server 5.0 and higher

 

 

 

NOTE:

  Micro Focus ALM/QC is certified to work with VMWare ESX/ESXi. Due to the rapidly evolving architectures provided by virtualization vendors ( e.g. Hyper V or Citrix) as long as the above stated vendor guarantees full compatibility of the virtualized environment to the Micro Focus ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, Micro Focus ALM/QC will support the virtualized environments and function as designed

 

Full Disk Encryption

Full disk encryption (FDE) is supported for all system components, including database, server, repository server, and client machines.  Implementation of FDE, does have an impact on system performance. For details, contact the vendor that provides the encryption.

 

Client-Side System Requirements

The following are the client-side system requirements and configurations for installing an Micro Focus ALM/Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise client:

 

Hardware Minimum Requirements

CPU

Core duo 1.6 Ghz (or higher) or equivalent compatible processor

Memory (RAM)

2 GB minimum

Free disk space

2 GB minimum

 

Recommended Client Environments

The following table lists the recommended configuration:

 

Operating Systems

Browsers

Office Suites

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 32 Bit

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 32 Bit

 

Desktop Client Supported Environments

The following tables include prerequisites and supported versions of Operating Systems, Browsers, and Office Suites for the desktop client:

 

Prerequisites

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

 

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.x versions are supported provided they are backward compatible with the .NET 4.0 release

Microsoft Office 2010 / Microsoft Office 2013

 

 

 

Operating Systems

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1

 

 

Microsoft Windows 8

Microsoft Fix 449677: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2870007

 

Microsoft Windows 8.1

 

 

Microsoft Windows 10

ALM 12.21 Patch 02

 

Due to the "blue screen" error in some builds of Microsoft Windows 10, you may need to apply a required fix:

        Windows 10 Build 1507 (32 Bit): See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/KB4048956

        Windows 10 Build 1703 (32 Bit or 64 Bit): See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/KB4022716

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64 Bit

ALM 12.21

 

 

NOTES:

  If you are integrating Quality Center with other Micro Focus testing tools, you must modify the DCOM permissions on your client machine

  DCOM is not required for running Functional test sets (server-side execution)

  Functional test sets are available only in ALM Edition

  Micro Focus ALM/QC Client on Windows 64 bit runs in WOW64 mode

 

Browsers

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 32 Bit

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 32 Bit

 

 

 

NOTE:

  For customers who have restrictions on plugins in their browsers, such as ActiveX, Micro Focus ALM/QC can be loaded in the Micro Focus ALM Explorer Add-In. For more information on downloading and installing the Add-In, refer to the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management Installation Guide

 

Office Suites

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 64 Bit

 

Excel add-in only

Microsoft Office 2013 SP1 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Office 2013 SP1 64 Bit

 

Excel add-in only

Microsoft Office 2016 SP1 32 Bit

ALM 12.21 Patch 02

 

Microsoft Office 2016 SP1 64 Bit

ALM 12.21 Patch 02

Excel add-in only

Microsoft Office 365

ALM 12.21 Patch 02

Desktop clients only

 

 

Virtual Environments

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Citrix XenApp 6.0 or higher

 

 

Microsoft Terminal Services

 

 

Remote Desktop Services

 

 

 

NOTE:

  Micro Focus ALM/QC is certified to work with Citrix XenApp, Microsoft Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services. Due to the rapidly evolving architectures provided by Virtualization vendors as long as the above stated vendor guarantees full compatibility of the virtualized environment to the Micro Focus ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, then Micro Focus ALM/QC will function as designed

 

Other Configuration Settings

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Screen Resolution

 

 

Min:                              1024x768

 

 

DPI Setting:                  100%

 

 

 

Web Client Supported Environments

The following tables include prerequisites and supported versions of Operating Systems, Browsers, and Office Suites:

 

Operating Systems

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1

 

 

Microsoft Windows 8

 

 

Microsoft Windows 8.1

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 64 Bit

 

 

Oracle Linux 6.4 64 Bit

 

 

Oracle Linux 6.5 64 Bit

 

 

Oracle Linux 7.0 64 Bit

 

 

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

 

 

Apple Mac OS X

 

On Macbook Pro only

 

Browsers

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

 

On Microsoft Windows only

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

 

On Microsoft Windows only

Google Chrome 38

 

On Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS only

Mozilla Firefox 33

 

On Microsoft Windows, Linux OS only

Apple Safari 6.1

 

On Mac OS only

 

Virtual Environments

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Citrix XenApp 6.0 or higher

 

 

Microsoft Terminal Services

 

 

Remote Desktop Services

 

 

 

NOTE:

  Micro Focus ALM/QC is certified to work with Citrix XenApp, Microsoft Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services. Due to the rapidly evolving architectures provided by Virtualization vendors as long as the above stated vendor guarantees full compatibility of the virtualized environment to the Micro Focus ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, then Micro Focus ALM/QC will function as designed

 

Other Configuration Settings

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Screen Resolution

 

 

Min:                              1024x768

 

 

Max:                             1920x1200

 

2880x1800 Mac OS only

DPI Setting:                  100%,125%

 

 

 

Micro Focus ALM 12.20 and Micro Focus Quality Center 12.20 have been tested against FDCC regulations.

 

 

Micro Focus ALM and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise 12.0x

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

This section provides our recommended and supported environments for Micro Focus ALM and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise 12.0x. The environments list the minimum patch level required for support.

Server-Side System Requirements

The following are the server-side system requirements and configurations for installing Micro Focus ALM 12.00 and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise 12.00 on Windows and Linux:

 

Please note that these requirements do not apply if you are utilizing Managed Software Solutions for Micro Focus ALM or Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise. In that case the Managed Software Solutions team provides a hosted version of Micro Focus ALM or Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise so the only requirements are the Client-Side System Requirements listed below.

 

Hardware Minimum Requirements

CPU

Quad Core AMD64 processor or equivalent x86-compatible processor

Memory (RAM)

8 GB minimum

Free disk space

8 GB minimum

 

Recommended Environments

The following table includes recommended configurations for each operating system:

 

Operating Systems

Databases

Web Servers

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 64 Bit

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Microsoft IIS 7.5

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 64 Bit

Oracle 11.2.0.3

Apache 2.2

 

Supported Environments

The following tables include supported versions of Operating Systems, Database Servers, and Web Servers:

 

Operating Systems

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

ALM 12.01

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 64 Bit

ALM 12.01

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 64 Bit

ALM 12.01 Patch 03

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 64 Bit

ALM 12.01 Patch 04

 

Oracle Linux 6.3 64 Bit

 

 

Oracle Linux 6.4 64 Bit

 

Oracle Linux 6.5 64 Bit

ALM 12.01

 

Oracle Linux 6.7 64 Bit

ALM 12.01 Patch 03

 

Oracle Linux 7.2 64 Bit

ALM 12.01 Patch 04

 

SUSE Linux 11.0 64 Bit

 

 

SUSE Linux 11.0 Service Pack 3 64 bit

ALM 12.01

 

SUSE Linux 11.0 Service Pack 4 64 bit

ALM 12.01 Patch 05

 

 

NOTES:

  Localized editions of ALM are supported only on Windows operating systems

  Oracle Linux versions are supported, provided they are compatible with the supported versions of Red Hat Linux

 

Databases

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Oracle 10.2.0.5

 

 

Oracle 11.2.0.3

 

 

Oracle 11.2.0.4

ALM 12.01

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3

ALM 12.01 Patch 02

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP2

ALM 12.01 Patch 01

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP3

ALM 12.01 Patch 04

 

 

NOTE:

  All database servers, unless otherwise stated, have been validated on 64 bit configurations

  Micro Focus ALM is certified to work with Enterprise and Standard editions of Microsoft and Oracle databases

  Micro Focus ALM is certified to work with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for Microsoft and Oracle databases. Implementation of TDE does have an impact on system performance. For details contact the database vendor that provides the encryption

 

Application Server

The Application server functionality is now built in to the ALM/QC platform and there is no need to install a third party application server (WebLogic, WebSphere, and JBoss) from version 11.50 and later. The Micro Focus ALM application server uses JDK7 (1.7) and supports 64 bit JVM.

 

Web Servers

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Apache 2.2

 

 

Microsoft IIS 7.5

 

 

Microsoft IIS 8.0

 

 

Microsoft IIS 8.5

ALM 12.01

 

 

NOTE:

  By default, application servers include HTTP servers. If you need additional functionality a web server can be added

  Micro Focus will certify the major and minor releases of Apache (e.g. Apache 2.2) while all minor-minor releases of Apache (e.g. version 2.2.x) will not undergo specific certifications as it is expected that minor-minor software releases from Apache will maintain full compatibility

 

Virtual Environments

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

VMWare ESX/ESXi Server 5.0 and higher

 

 

 

NOTE:

  Micro Focus ALM/QC is certified to work with VMWare ESX/ESXi. Due to the rapidly evolving architectures provided by virtualization vendors ( e.g. Hyper V or Citrix) as long as the above stated vendor guarantees full compatibility of the virtualized environment to the Micro Focus ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, Micro Focus ALM/QC will support the virtualized environments and function as designed

 

Full Disk Encryption

Full disk encryption (FDE) is supported for all system components, including database, server, repository server, and client machines.  Implementation of FDE, does have an impact on system performance for details reach out to the vendor providing encryption

 

Client-Side System Requirements

The following are the client-side system requirements and configurations for installing an Micro Focus ALM and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise clients for version 12.00:

 

Hardware Minimum Requirements

CPU

Core duo 1.6 Ghz (or higher) or equivalent compatible processor

Memory (RAM)

2 GB minimum

Free disk space

2 GB minimum

 

Recommended Client Environments

The following table lists the recommended configuration:

 

Operating Systems

Browsers

Office Suites

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 32 Bit

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 32 Bit

 

Desktop Client Supported Environments

The following tables include prerequisites and supported versions of Operating Systems, Browsers, and Office Suites for the desktop client:

 

Prerequisites

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

 

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.x versions are supported provided they are backward compatible with the .NET 4.0 release

Microsoft Office 2010 / Microsoft Office 2013

 

 

 

Operating Systems

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1

 

 

Microsoft Windows 8

Microsoft Fix 449677: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2870007

 

Microsoft Windows 8.1

ALM 12.01

 

Microsoft Windows 10

ALM 12.01 Patch 03

 

Due to the "blue screen" error in some builds of Microsoft Windows 10, you may need to apply a required fix:

        Windows 10 Build 1507 (32 Bit): See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/KB4048956

        Windows 10 Build 1703 (32 Bit or 64 Bit): See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/KB4022716

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64 Bit

 

 

 

NOTES:

  If you are integrating Quality Center with other Micro Focus testing tools, you must modify the DCOM permissions on your client machine

  DCOM is not required for running Functional test sets (server-side execution)

  Functional test sets are available only in ALM Edition

  Micro Focus ALM/QC Client on Windows 64 bit runs in WOW64 mode

  You can work with the Micro Focus ALM/QC desktop client using a remote desktop

 

Browsers

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 32 Bit

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 32 Bit

ALM 12.01

 

 

NOTE:

  For customers who have restrictions on plugins in their browsers, such as ActiveX, Micro Focus ALM/QC can be loaded in the Micro Focus ALM Explorer Add-In. For more information on downloading and installing the Add-In, refer to the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management Installation Guide

 

Office Suites

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 32 Bit

Install one of the following patches:

 

MS12-027:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-027

 

MS12-060:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-060

 

Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Office 2013 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Office 2016 32 Bit

ALM 12.01 Patch 03

 

Microsoft Office 365

ALM 12.01 Patch 04

Desktop clients only

 

NOTE:

  Only 32 bit versions of Microsoft Office are supported

 

Virtual Environments

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Citrix XenApp 6.0 or higher

 

 

Microsoft Terminal Services

 

 

Remote Desktop Services

 

 

 

NOTE:

  Micro Focus ALM/QC is certified to work with Citrix XenApp, Microsoft Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services. Due to the rapidly evolving architectures provided by Virtualization vendors as long as the above stated vendor guarantees full compatibility of the virtualized environment to the Micro Focus ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, then Micro Focus ALM/QC will function as designed

 

Other Configuration Settings

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Screen Resolution

 

 

Min:                              1024x768

 

 

DPI Setting:                  100%

 

 

 

Web Client Supported Environments

The following tables include prerequisites and supported versions of Operating Systems, Browsers, and Office Suites:

 

Operating Systems

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1

 

 

Microsoft Windows 8

 

 

Microsoft Windows 8.1

ALM 12.01

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 64 Bit

ALM 12.01

 

Oracle Linux 6.3 64 Bit

 

 

Oracle Linux 6.4 64 Bit

 

 

Oracle Linux 6.5 64 Bit

ALM 12.01

 

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

 

 

Apple Mac OS X

 

On Macbook Pro only

 

Browsers

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

 

On Microsoft Windows only

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

ALM 12.01

On Microsoft Windows only

Google Chrome 31

 

On Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS only

Google Chrome 35

ALM 12.01

On Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS only

Mozilla Firefox 26

 

On Microsoft Windows, Linux OS only

Mozilla Firefox 29

ALM 12.01

On Microsoft Windows, Linux OS only

Apple Safari 6.1

 

On Mac OS only

 

Virtual Environments

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Citrix XenApp 6.0 or higher

 

 

Microsoft Terminal Services

 

 

Remote Desktop Services

 

 

 

NOTE:

  Micro Focus ALM/QC is certified to work with Citrix XenApp, Microsoft Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services. Due to the rapidly evolving architectures provided by Virtualization vendors as long as the above stated vendor guarantees full compatibility of the virtualized environment to the Micro Focus ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, then Micro Focus ALM/QC will function as designed

 

Other Configuration Settings

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Screen Resolution

 

 

Min:                              1024x768

 

 

Max:                             1600x1050

 

 

DPI Setting:                  100%,125%

 

 

 

Micro Focus ALM 12.00 and Micro Focus Quality Center 12.00 have been tested against FDCC regulations.

 

 

Micro Focus ALM, Micro Focus ALM Essentials, and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise 11.5x

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

This section provides our recommended and supported environments for Micro Focus ALM, Micro Focus ALM Essentials and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise 11.5x. The environments list the minimum patch level required for support.

Server-Side System Requirements

The following are the server-side system requirements and configurations for installing Micro Focus ALM 11.52, Micro Focus ALM Essentials 11.52, and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise 11.52 on Windows, Linux, and Solaris:

 

Please note that these requirements do not apply if you are utilizing Managed Software Solutions for Micro Focus ALM or Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise. In that case, the Managed Software Solutions team provides a hosted version of Micro Focus ALM or Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise so the only requirements are the Client-Side System Requirements listed below.

 

Hardware Minimum Requirements

CPU

Windows: Quad Core AMD64 processor or equivalent x86-compatible processor

Linux: Quad Core AMD64 processor or equivalent x86-compatible processor

Solaris: SPARC architecture required (x86 architecture is NOT supported)

Memory (RAM)

8 GB minimum

Free disk space

8 GB minimum

 

Recommended Environments

The following table includes recommended configurations for each operating system:

 

Operating Systems

Databases

Web Servers

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 64 Bit

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

Microsoft IIS 7.5

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 64 Bit

Oracle 11.2.0.3

Apache 2.2

 

Supported Environments

The following tables include supported versions of Operating Systems, Database Servers, and Web Servers:

 

Operating Systems

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP2 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP2 64 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard

ALM 11.52 Patch 01

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

ALM 11.52 Patch 02

 

Sun Solaris 10 64 Bit SPARC (x86 architecture is NOT supported)

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 64 Bit

ALM 11.52 Patch 04

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 64 Bit

ALM 11.52 Patch 08

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 64 Bit

ALM 11.52 Patch 09

 

SUSE Linux 11 64 Bit

 

 

SUSE Linux 11 SP3 64 Bit

ALM 11.52 Patch 03

 

 

NOTES:

  It is strongly recommended that ALM be deployed only on 64 bit systems in Windows production environments

  Localized editions of ALM are supported only on Windows operating systems

  Oracle Linux versions are supported provided they are compatible with the supported versions of Red Hat Linux

 

Databases

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Oracle 10.2.0.5

 

 

Oracle 11.2.0.3

 

 

Oracle 11.2.0.4

ALM 11.52 Patch 02

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP4

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3

ALM 11.52 Patch 06

 

 

NOTE:

  All database servers, unless otherwise stated, have been validated on 64 bit configurations

  Micro Focus ALM is certified to work with Enterprise and Standard editions of Microsoft and Oracle databases

  Micro Focus ALM is certified to work with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for Microsoft and Oracle databases. Implementation of TDE does have an impact on system performance, for details contact the database vendor that provides the encryption

 

Application Servers

The Application server functionality is now built in to the ALM/QC platform and there is no need to install a third party application server (WebLogic, WebSphere, and JBoss) from version 11.50 and later. The Micro Focus ALM application server uses JDK6 (1.6) and supports 64 bit JVM.

 

Web Servers

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Apache 2.2

 

 

Microsoft IIS 7.0

 

 

Microsoft IIS 7.5

 

 

Microsoft IIS 8.0

ALM 11.52 Patch 01

 

Microsoft IIS 8.5

ALM 11.52 Patch 02

 

 

NOTE:

  By default, application servers include HTTP servers. If you need additional functionality a web server can be added

  Micro Focus shall certify the major and minor releases of Apache (e.g. Apache 2.2) while all minor-minor releases of Apache (e.g. version 2.2.x) will not undergo specific certifications as it is expected that minor-minor software releases from Apache will maintain full compatibility

 

Virtual Environments

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

VMWare ESX/ESXi Server 5.0 and higher

 

 

 

NOTE:

  Micro Focus ALM/QC is certified to work with VMWare ESX/ESXi. Due to the rapidly evolving architectures provided by virtualization vendors ( e.g. Hyper V or Citrix) as long as the above stated vendor guarantees full compatibility of the virtualized environment to the Micro Focus ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, Micro Focus ALM/QC will support the virtualized environments and function as designed

 

Full Disk Encryption

Full disk encryption (FDE) is supported for all system components, including database, server, repository server, and client machines.  Implementation of FDE, does have an impact on system performance for details reach out to the vendor providing encryption

 

Client-Side System Requirements

The following are the client system requirements and configurations for installing an Micro Focus ALM, Micro Focus ALM Essentials and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise clients for version 11.52:

 

Hardware Minimum Requirements

CPU

Core duo 1.6 Ghz (or higher) or equivalent compatible processor

Memory (RAM)

2 GB minimum

Free disk space

2 GB minimum

 

Recommended Environments

The following table includes recommended configurations for each operating system:

 

Operating Systems

Browsers

Office Suites

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 32 Bit

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft Office 2010 32 Bit

 

Supported Environments

The following tables include prerequisites and supported versions of Operating Systems, Browsers, and Office Suites:

 

Prerequisites

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package

ALM 11.52 Patch 02

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 ATL Security Update Redistributable is a prerequisite for using the UFT Add-in

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

 

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.x versions are supported provided they are backward compatible with the .NET 4.0 release

Microsoft Office 2010

 

 

 

Operating Systems

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Windows XP SP3 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

 

 

Microsoft Windows 8

o   On a Windows 8 host, you can run or edit a UFT, BPT, or Load Runner test that is stored in ALM

o   If the automation engine of an automated test is on a Windows 8 machine, you can run the test by accessing the ALM client from a host with a fully-supported operating system

o   QC and ALM are NOT accessible or certified for use on Windows 8

Microsoft Windows 8.1

ALM 11.52 Patch 02

 

Microsoft Windows 10

ALM 11.52 Patch 08

 

Due to the "blue screen" error in some builds of Microsoft Windows 10, you may need to apply a required fix:

        Windows 10 Build 1507 (32 Bit): See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/KB4048956

        Windows 10 Build 1703 (32 Bit or 64 Bit): See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/KB4022716

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

ALM 11.52 Patch 05

 

 

NOTES:

  If you are integrating Quality Center with other Micro Focus testing tools, you must modify the DCOM permissions on your client machine

  DCOM is not required for running Functional test sets (server-side execution)

  Functional test sets are available only in ALM Edition

  Micro Focus ALM/QC Client on Windows 64 bit runs in WOW64 mode

  You can work with the Micro Focus ALM/QC client using a remote desktop

 

Browsers

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 32 Bit

ALM 11.52 Patch 01

On Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 only

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 32 Bit

ALM 11.52 Patch 03

 

NOTE:

  For customers who have restrictions on plugins in their browsers, such as ActiveX, Micro Focus ALM/QC can be loaded in the Micro Focus ALM Explorer Add-In. For more information on downloading and installing the Add-In, refer to the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management Installation Guide

 

Office Suites

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Office 2010 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 32 Bit

ALM 11.52 Patch 01

 

Microsoft Office 2013 32 Bit

ALM 11.52 Patch 02

 

Microsoft Office 2016 32 Bit

ALM 11.52 Patch 08

 

Microsoft Office 365

ALM 11.52 Patch 09

Desktop clients only

 

NOTE:

  Only 32 bit versions of Microsoft Office are supported

 

Virtual Environments

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Citrix XenApp 6.0 or higher

 

 

Microsoft Terminal Services

 

 

Remote Desktop Services

 

 

 

NOTE:

  Micro Focus ALM/QC is certified to work with Citrix XenApp, Microsoft Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services. Due to the rapidly evolving architectures provided by Virtualization vendors as long as the above stated vendor guarantees full compatibility of the virtualized environment to the Micro Focus ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, then Micro Focus ALM/QC will function as designed

 

 

Other Configuration Settings

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Screen Resolution:                 1024x768

 

 

DPI Setting:                             100%

 

 

 

Micro Focus ALM 11.52 and Micro Focus Quality Center 11.52 have been tested against FDCC regulations.

 

 

Micro Focus ALM 11.00 and Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise 11.00

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

This section provides our recommended and supported environments for Micro Focus ALM, Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise version and Micro Focus Quality Center Premier 11.00. The environments list the minimum patch level required for support.

Server-Side System Requirements

The following are the server-side system requirements and configurations for installing Micro Focus ALM 11.00, Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise 11.00 and Micro Focus Quality Center Premier 11.00 on Windows, Linux, and Solaris:

 

Please note that these requirements do not apply if you are utilizing Managed Software Solutions for Micro Focus ALM or Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise. In that case, the Managed Software Solutions team provides a hosted version of Micro Focus ALM or Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise, so the only requirements are the Client-Side System Requirements listed below.

Micro Focus ALM Upgrade Best Practices Guide

Micro Focus ALM Performance Benchmark Information

 

Hardware Minimum Requirements

CPU

Windows: Quad Core AMD64 processor or equivalent x86-compatible processor

Linux: Quad Core AMD64 processor or equivalent x86-compatible processor

Solaris: SPARC architecture required (x86 architecture is NOT supported)

Memory (RAM)

4 GB minimum

Free disk space

8 GB minimum

 

Recommended Environments

The following table includes recommended configurations for each operating system:

 

Operating Systems

Databases

Application Servers

Web Servers

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP2 64 Bit

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1

JBoss 5.1

JBoss 5.1

Sun Solaris 10.0 64 Bit

Oracle 10.2.0.4

Oracle WebLogic 10.3

Apache 2.2

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 64 Bit

Oracle 10.2.0.4

Oracle WebLogic 10.3

Apache 2.2

Micro Focus-UX 11.31 v3 64 Bit (Itanium)

Oracle 10.2.0.4

JBoss 5.1

JBoss 5.1

 

Supported Environments

The following tables include supported versions of Operating Systems, Application Servers, Database Servers, and Web Servers:

 

Operating Systems

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise SP2 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise SP2 64 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise SP2 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise SP2 64 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP2 64 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 02

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1

ALM 11.00 Patch 06

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 06

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 06

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 09

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 10

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 14

 

Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.4 64 Bit

 

Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 06

 

Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.6 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 06

 

Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.7 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 09

 

Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.8 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 10

 

Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.9 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 14

 

SUSE Linux 10 64 Bit

 

 

SUSE Linux 10 SP4 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 SP3

 

SUSE Linux 11 SP3 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 17

 

Sun Solaris 10 64 Bit SPARC (x86 architecture is NOT supported)

 

 

Micro Focus-UX 11.31 v3 64 Bit (Itanium)

 

 

 

NOTE:

  For large production deployments it is recommended that ALM/QC be deployed on 64 bit systems

 

Databases

Minimum Patch Required

Notes

Oracle 10.2.0.4

 

 

Oracle 10.2.0.5

ALM 11.00 Patch 14

 

Oracle 11.2.0.1

 

Oracle 11.2.0.2

ALM 11.00 Patch 06

 

Oracle 11.2.0.3

ALM 11.00 Patch 10

 

Oracle 11.2.0.4

ALM 11.00 Patch 17

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP4

ALM 11.00 SP3

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2

ALM 11.00 Patch 06

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP3

ALM 11.00 Patch 10

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

ALM 11.00 SP2

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

ALM 11.00 Patch 13

 

 

NOTE:

  All database servers, unless otherwise stated, have been validated on 64 bit configurations

  Micro Focus ALM is certified to work with Enterprise and Standard editions of Microsoft and Oracle databases

  Micro Focus ALM is certified to work with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for Microsoft and Oracle databases. Implementation of TDE does have an impact on system performance, for details contact the database vendor that provides the encryption

 

Application Servers

Minimum Patch Required