This topic provides a high-level flow for setting up your trial license.
To get started with ALM Octane, you begin with a 90-day on-premises free trial for 100 users. You can then install an ALM Octane license file, or allocate licenses from ALM or Quality Center.
Before you begin a trial, you should be familiar with the different editions of ALM Octane. ALM Octane is available in Enterprise, Pro, and Team Editions.
If you are a new user, submit a request for a free trial here: https://software.microfocus.com/en-us/products/application-lifecycle-management/download.
If you are an existing user, perform the following:
Open the Software Licenses and Downloads Portal.
Select your account, and access Entitlements > Download Software.
Search for Application Lifecycle Management. Locate ALM - Quality Center version 12.55 or above, and click Select.
Search for ALM Octane, and click Download.
When you install ALM Octane, you can choose only between an Enterprise Edition or Team Edition trial.
Caution: If you want to use the Pro Edition, choose the Enterprise Edition for your trial. Make sure to follow the instructions under Using Pro Edition .
You cannot switch between editions once configuration is done, so choose your trial and editions carefully. If you chose the wrong edition, re-install ALM Octane.
There is no Pro Edition trial. To work with Pro Edition:
Install ALM Octane and select Enterprise Edition as your trial type, but do not create shared spaces. If you create a shared space during an Enterprise Edition trial and then install a Pro Edition license, the shared space is deactivated.
Get an evaluation Pro Edition license from your Sales account manager, or create a support ticket for a one-time evaluation license.
In the ALM Octane Settings area, apply your Pro Edition license. For details about applying licenses, see Installing a license.
After you install and configure your trial instance of ALM Octane, you can purchase licenses for Enterprise, Pro, or Team Edition. You then install your license key (.dat file) in ALM Octane.
Alternatively, you can allocate your current licenses from ALM or Quality Center and share them with ALM Octane. Licenses can be allocated from ALM (ALM.Net) Edition to ALM Octane Enterprise Edition, or from Quality Center (QC) Enterprise Edition to ALM Octane Pro Edition.
To learn more, see Manage licenses (on-premises)in the ALM Octane Help Center.