Supported and required environments

This topic provides the details about the necessary system requirements.


Component Type Value

Screen resolutions

Screen resolutions between the recommended and minimum values are also supported.

Recommended 1920 x 1080
Minimum supported 1280 x 720

Production environments: 


Contact customer support for the most up-to-date be benchmark documentation.

Recommended: 2 ALM Octane server machines, minimum

Minimum: 1 ALM Octane server machine

CPU: 4


Heap: Min 4 GB

Disk space: At least 500 GB (network storage recommended)

1 database server machine

CPU: 8

RAM: 16 GB

Recommended: 3 Elasticsearch server cluster machines

Minimum: 1 Elasticsearch server machine

CPU: 4 and higher


1 load balancing component (load balancer or reverse proxy) to enable cluster

Pre-production or test environments: 

(Recommended values)

Contact customer support for the most up-to-date be benchmark documentation.

1 ALM Octane server machine

CPU: 4


Heap: Max 4 GB

Disk space: 200 GB

1 database server machine

Can be an existing database server.

CPU: 8

RAM: 16 GB

1 Elasticsearch server machine

CPU: 4 and higher


Virtual machines

VMware or any virtual machine is supported, provided it has dedicated resources.

Note: For performance purposes, we recommend that the database and ALM Octane server both reside within the same LAN.

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Component Type Version
Server operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)


6.5 and later, 7.x, 8

Recommended: 7.x


12 with SP1 or SP2

2016, 2019

Standard and Datacenter editions

(Not Hyper-V/Essentials)



Chrome: The two latest versions

Chrome Enterprise

Edge Latest version (Chromium-based only)


Firefox: The two latest versions

ESR: latest

Apple Safari

The two latest versions


Open/Oracle JDK 8

Java 8 only.

Make sure the latest security updates are installed on the ALM Octane server at all times.

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Database and Elasticsearch

Component Type Version
Database Oracle

12cR2, 18c, 19c

Recommended: 19c

Standard or Enterprise edition, with character set AL32UTF8

SQL Server

2016, 2017, 2019

Standard or Enterprise edition, case-insensitive collations only.




6.8.x, 7.6.x, 7.9.1

Recommended: 7.9.1

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For details on the following integrations, see ALM Octane integrations overview.

Caution: When working with integrations, configure ALM Octane with a secured TLS (SSL) connection. For instructions, review knowledge base article KM02707977.

Component Type CI Server Version Plugin Version
CI Servers Jenkins

2.176.1 and later

Recommended: 2.249.1

5.9 and later
TeamCity 2019.1.x and later Recommended: 2020.1 1.3.7 and later

5.14.1 and later

Latest verified: 7.0.6

1.10 and later

Azure DevOps Server

Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)

2015 update 4, 2017, 2018, 2019

1.4 or later

Azure DevOps Services - Pipelines N/A Technical preview on Azure Marketplace
GoCD 18.10 or later 1.0.5 or later

GitLab Enterprise Edition 11.6.3 and later

Recommended: 12.7.5

1.1.35 or later


Component Type Version
Automated testing Various testing tools are supported.

For details on supported tools and versions, see Supported Integrations on the Application Automation Tools site.

Performance testing LoadRunner Enterprise


Manual testing Sprinter 15.0.1
Micro Focus QoT (Quality of Things) 2.1 and later

IDE plugins

(Prerequisite: JavaFX is installed)

IntelliJ IDEA

2017.1 and later

On the following operating systems:

  • Windows

  • MacOS

  • Linux


2018-09 and later

On the following operating systems:

  • Windows

  • MacOS

Microsoft Visual Studio

2017 and 2019

All editions: Community, Professional, and Enterprise

OData N/A


Any tool that supports OData version 4.0 is likely to work well with ALM Octane.

ALM Octane OData support has been tested with Power BI and Excel.

For OData version 4.0 support, download and install the Microsoft Power Query for Excel add-in.  

Code coverage reports SonarQube 7.2 and later
Business Driven Development (BDD) Cucumber-jvm 4.2-4.8.1 and 1.2

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Installation, setup, and synchronization

Component Version
Cloud environments

Any cloud environment which supports the above mentioned Hardware, Software and Database definitions, including:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) 
  • AWS GovCloud (US)
  • Microsoft Azure (including Azure SQL Database)
  • Microsoft Azure Government (Elasticsearch: Self-Managed Instance)
LDAP Server Active Directory, or any LDAP provider supporting the LDAP3 protocol
ALM Octane Synchronizer

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS

6.5 and later, 7.x, 8

Recommended: 7.x

ALM Octane Synchronizer - Jira synchronization

Jira 7.2.8 and later

Jira Cloud

Micro Focus Connect

See Connect Help Center.

Jira Test Management (Jira plug-in)

7.x, 8.x

Recommended: 8.13.1

ALM/Quality Center synchronization ALM/Quality Center 15.50 and 15.01 (non-SSO mode), 14.02 patch 2 and later, 12.60 patch 1, 12.55, 12.53, 12.50
ALM/Quality Center - limited license sharing

ALM 15.50, 15.01, 12.60, 12.55, 12.53 patch 3, 12.21 patch 6

Quality Center 15.50, 15.01, 12.60, 12.55 patch 1, 12.53 patch 3, 12.21 patch 6

Earlier versions of 12.53 versions require a hotfix.

Note: You can share up to 15% of your licenses from ALM or Quality Center, or up to 150 licenses, the lower of the two.

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