System requirements

This topic provides the details about the necessary system requirements.

Hardware

Component Type Value
Screen resolutions Recommended 1920 x 1080
Minimum supported 1024 x 768
  Screen resolutions between the recommended and minimum values are also supported.

Production environments: 

(Recommended values)

 

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

2 ALM Octane server machines, minimum

CPU: 4

RAM: 8 GB

Heap: Max 4 GB

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

1 database server machine

CPU: 8

RAM: 16 GB

3 Elasticsearch server cluster machines

CPU: 4 and higher

RAM: 8 GB

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

RAM: 8 GB

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

RAM: 8 GB

Virtual machines

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

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Software

Component Type Version
Server operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

6.5 or later

We strongly recommend 7.2 and later.

CentOS

6.5 or later

We strongly recommend 7.2 and later.

Suse

12 with SP1 or SP2

Windows

2012, 2016

Browser

.

Chrome (recommended) 

Chrome: The two latest versions

Chrome for business

Firefox (recommended) 

Firefox: The two latest versions

ESR: 52

Internet Explorer 11
Apple Safari 10, 11
JDK  

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

12C Standard or Enterprise edition, with character set AL32UTF8

SQL Server

2016, 2014 or 2012 SP3

Case-insensitive collations only.

Elasticsearch N/A 2.4.X

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Integrations

Component Type Version
CI Servers Jenkins 1.642.4 and later
TeamCity 9.1.6 and later
Bamboo

5.13.0 through 5.14.5

Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2017
Automated testing Various testing tools are supported.

See the supported integrations:

https://plugins.jenkins.io/hp-application-automation-tools-plugin

Manual testing Sprinter 14.03
IDE plugins IntelliJ IDEA

2016.02X

On the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10, 8, 7 (Normal and Darcula themes)

  • MacOS 10.12

  • Ubuntu 16.04

Eclipse

Neon, Mars

On the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10, 8, 7

  • MacOS 10.12

Microsoft Visual Studio

2015 and 2017

All editions: Community, Professional, and Enterprise

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Installation, setup, and synchronization

Component Version
LDAP Server Active Directory, or any LDAP provider supporting the LDAP3 protocol
OPB Provided as part of the ALM Octane release. Compatible only with the same ALM Octane version.
Synchronizer Provided as part of the ALM Octane release. Compatible only with the same ALM Octane version.
JIRA synchronization JIRA 7.7, 7.6x, 7.5x
ALM/Quality Center synchronization ALM/Quality Center 12.55, 12.53, 12.50, 12.21, 12.01 patch 1 and later
ALM/Quality Center license sharing

ALM/Quality Center 12.55, 12.53 (all patch levels), 12.21 patch 5

Note that 12.53 versions require a hotfix.

Upgrade path Only from 12.53.20

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