Deploy ALM Octane

This section describes how to deploy the files necessary for installing an ALM Octane server.

Overview

Installing ALM Octane does the following:

  • Creates the correct folder structure and copies all the files to the right locations.

  • Installs the ALM Octane service so that the operating system recognizes it.

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Prerequisites

Before installing:

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Deploy

  1. Download the ALM Octane package.

    https://www.microfocus.com/en-us/products/application-lifecycle-management-octane-on-prem/download

    Tip: To verify the digital signature of the RPM package, see "Installation Security" in the ALM Octane Secure Deployment and Configuration Guidelines.

  2. Install the ALM Octane package, by running as an administrator:

    setup.exe

    Click Next.

  3. In the installation wizard panes, set the following:

    Installation folder

    The folder in which to install ALM Octane. The default is C:\Program Files\octane.

    Do not enter a name with spaces for the folder.

    Log folder

    The folder in which to create ALM Octane log files. The default is C:\Program Files\octane\log.

    Service user

    Whether the service should use the local system account or a specific user.

    Service user domain

    The domain of the user that will start the ALM Octane service.

    Available when the Service user is Custom user.

    Service user name

    The name of the user that will start the ALM Octane service.

    This user must have administrative permissions if using Microsoft SQL Server, and must be a local administrator.

    Limitation: The $ character is not allowed in the user name or password.

    Available when the Service user is Custom user.

    Password

    Password for the user that will start the ALM Octane service.

    Limitation: The $ character is not allowed in the user name or password.

    Available when the Service user is Custom user.

    Start Menu folder Location of the ALM Octane shortcuts in the Start menu. The default is Start > ALM Octane.

    Click Next. The installation starts deploying files.

  4. Click Finish.

  5. Verify that you have full administrator permissions for the following:

    Default folder Description
    C:\Program Files\octane

    ALM Octane installation folder and all its sub-directories and files. These files are used for configuring the server.

    C:\Program Files\octane\repo

    The repository folder, and its site and spaces sub-directories.

    Cluster configuration:

    • The repository folder has to be a shared folder visible to all cluster nodes.

    • It is important that you enter the repository path using the same path name on all nodes. For example, you cannot have the path on the first server node defined as C:\Program Files\octane\repo and on additional nodes defined as C:\octane\repo.

    • If the repository is not located on a remote, dedicated machine, the repository location cannot be C:\Program Files\octane.

    C:\Program Files\octane\log Log file folder.
  6. If planning to install ALM Octane on additional cluster nodes, perform the steps described under Deploy in cluster environment.

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Deploy in cluster environment

  1. Configure the IP addresses (or fully qualified domain names) of the cluster nodes. Configure the node IP addresses or fully qualified domain names in the octane.conf file. For details, see Configure site settings.

  2. Verify ports are open in your firewall. When deploying ALM Octane over a cluster, ALM Octane needs to communicate between the nodes in the cluster located on port 5701. Therefore, make sure that your firewall enables communication between the nodes of the cluster on the specified port.

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