ALM & QC Enterprise Technical Specifications

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

This page provides our recommended and supported environments for HP ALM and HP Quality Center Enterprise 12.00. It also covers HP ALM, HP ALM Essentials and HP Quality Center Enterprise version 11.52, HP ALM and HP Quality Center Enterprise version 11.00 and HP Quality Center Premier and HP Quality Center Enterprise version 10.00. The environments list the minimum patch level required for support.

 

If you are a HP Performance Center customer, please review the detailed system requirements in the Performance Center 12.00 and LoadRunner 12.00 System Requirements page or in the Performance Center 11.52 and LoadRunner 11.52 System Requirements page.

 

 

HP ALM and HP Quality Center Enterprise 12.00

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

This section provides our recommended and supported environments for HP ALM 12.00 and HP Quality Center Enterprise 12.00. 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 HP ALM 12.00 and HP 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 HP ALM or HP Quality Center Enterprise. In that case the Managed Software Solutions team provides a hosted version of HP ALM or HP 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

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

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 64 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 64 Bit

 

 

Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.3 64 Bit

 

 

Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.4 64 Bit

 

SUSE Linux 11.0 64 Bit

 

 

 

NOTES:

§  Localized editions of ALM are supported only on Windows operating systems

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

 

Databases

Requires Patch

Notes

Oracle 10.2.0.5

 

 

Oracle 11.2.0.3

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1

 

 

 

NOTE:

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

§  HP ALM/QC is certified to work with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for Microsoft & Oracle databases.  Implementation of TDE does have an impact on system performance, for details reach out to the database vendor providing 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 HP ALM application server uses JDK7 (1.7) and supports 64 bit JVM.

 

Web Servers

Requires Patch

Notes

Apache 2.2

 

 

Microsoft IIS 7.5

 

 

Microsoft IIS 8.0

 

 

 

NOTE:

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

§  HP 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

Requires Patch

Notes

VMWare ESX/ESXi Server 5.0 and higher

 

 

 

NOTE:

§  HP ALM/QC is certified to work with VMWare ESX/ESXi. 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 HP ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, HP ALM/QC will 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 HP ALM and HP 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 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 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

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 / Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

 

 

Microsoft Office 2010 / Microsoft Office 2013

 

 

 

Operating Systems

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows 8 32 Bit

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

 

Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit

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

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64 Bit

 

 

 

NOTES:

§  If you are integrating Quality Center with other HP 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

§  HP ALM/QC Client on Windows 64 bit runs in WOW64 mode

§  You can work with the HP ALM/QC desktop client using a remote desktop

 

Browsers

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 32 Bit

 

 

NOTE:

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

 

Office Suites

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Office 2013 32 Bit

 

 

 

NOTE:

§  Only 32 bit versions of Microsoft Office are supported

 

Virtual Environments

Requires Patch

Notes

Citrix XenApp 6.0 or higher

 

 

Microsoft Terminal Services

 

 

Remote Desktop Services

 

 

 

NOTE:

§  HP 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 HP ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, then HP ALM/QC will function as designed

 

Other Configuration Settings

Requires Patch

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

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows 8 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 64 Bit

 

 

Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.3 64 Bit

 

 

Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.4 64 Bit

 

 

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

 

 

Apple Mac OS X

 

On Macbook Pro only

 

Browsers

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

 

On Microsoft Windows only

Google Chrome 31

 

On Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS only

Mozilla Firefox 26

 

On Microsoft Windows, Linux OS only

Apple Safari 6.1

 

On Mac OS only

 

Virtual Environments

Requires Patch

Notes

Citrix XenApp 6.0 or higher

 

 

Microsoft Terminal Services

 

 

Remote Desktop Services

 

 

 

NOTE:

§  HP 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 HP ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, then HP ALM/QC will function as designed

 

Other Configuration Settings

Requires Patch

Notes

Screen Resolution

 

 

                Min:                         1024x768

 

 

                Max:                        1600x1050

 

 

DPI Setting:                           100%, 125%

 

 

 

HP ALM 12.00, HP ALM Essentials, and HP Quality Center Enterprise 12.00 have been tested against FDCC regulations.

 

 

HP ALM, HP ALM Essentials, and HP Quality Center Enterprise 11.52

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

This section provides our recommended and supported environments for HP ALM 11.52, HP ALM Essentials 11.52 and HP Quality Center Enterprise 11.52. 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 HP ALM 11.52, HP ALM Essentials 11.52, and HP 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 HP ALM or HP Quality Center Enterprise. In that case, the Managed Software Solutions team provides a hosted version of HP ALM or HP 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

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP2 32 Bit/64 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 64 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard 64 Bit

ALM 11.52 Patch 01

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64 Bit

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

 

 

SUSE Linux 11 64 Bit

 

 

 

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

 

Databases

Requires Patch

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

 

 

 

NOTE:

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

§  HP ALM/QC is certified to work with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for Microsoft & Oracle databases.  Implementation of TDE does have an impact on system performance, for details reach out to the database vendor providing 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 HP ALM application server uses JDK6 (1.6) and supports 64 bit JVM.

 

Web Servers

Requires Patch

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

§  HP 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

Requires Patch

Notes

VMWare ESX/ESXi Server 5.0 and higher

 

 

 

NOTE:

§  HP ALM/QC is certified to work with VMWare ESX/ESXi. 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 HP ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, HP ALM/QC will 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 HP ALM, HP ALM Essentials and HP 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

Requires Patch

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

 

 

Microsoft Office 2010

 

 

 

Operating Systems

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Windows XP SP3 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 64 Bit

 

 

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

 

 

NOTES:

§  If you are integrating Quality Center with other HP 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

§  HP ALM/QC Client on Windows 64 bit runs in WOW64 mode

§  You can work with the HP ALM/QC client using a remote desktop

 

Browsers

Requires Patch

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 02

On Microsoft Windows 8.1 only

 

NOTE:

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

 

Office Suites

Requires Patch

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

 

 

NOTE:

§  Only 32 bit versions of Microsoft Office are supported

 

Virtual Environments

Requires Patch

Notes

Citrix XenApp 6.0 or higher

 

 

Microsoft Terminal Services

 

 

Remote Desktop Services

 

 

 

NOTE:

§  HP 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 HP ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, then HP ALM/QC will function as designed

 

 

Other Configuration Settings

Requires Patch

Notes

Screen Resolution:              1024x768

 

 

DPI Setting:                           100%

 

 

 

HP ALM 11.52, HP ALM Essentials, and HP Quality Center Enterprise 11.52 have been tested against FDCC regulations

 

 

HP ALM 11.00 and HP Quality Center Enterprise 11.00

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

This section provides our recommended and supported environments for HP ALM 11.00, HP Quality Center Enterprise version 11.00 and HP 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 HP ALM 11.00, HP Quality Center Enterprise 11.00 and HP 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 HP ALM or HP Quality Center Enterprise. In that case, the Managed Software Solutions team provides a hosted version of HP ALM or HP Quality Center Enterprise, so the only requirements are the Client-Side System Requirements listed below.

HP ALM Upgrade Best Practices Guide

HP 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

HP-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

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise SP2 32 Bit/64 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise SP2 32 Bit/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 64 Bit

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)

 

 

HP-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

Requires Patch

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

§  HP ALM/QC is certified to work with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for Microsoft & Oracle databases.  Implementation of TDE does have an impact on system performance, for details reach out to the database vendor providing encryption

 

Application Servers

Requires Patch

Notes

JBoss 5.1

 

 

Oracle WebLogic 10.3 and higher dot releases

 

Both standard and enterprise editions of WebLogic are supported as long as there are no infrastructure changes with each dot release

IBM WebSphere 7.0.0.9 and higher dot releases

 

WebSphere dot releases supported as long as there are no infrastructure changes with those

 

NOTE:

§  ALM/QC 11 supports application servers which run JDK6 and 64 bit JVM

 

Web Servers

Requires Patch

Notes

Apache 2.2

 

 

Microsoft IIS 6.0

 

 

Microsoft IIS 7.0

 

 

Microsoft IIS 7.5

ALM 11.00 Patch 06

 

 

NOTE:

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

§  HP 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

Requires Patch

Notes

VMware ESX 4.0

ALM 11.00 Patch 01

 

VMware ESX 4.1

ALM 11.00 Patch 06

 

VMware ESX 5.0

ALM 11.00 SP3

 

VMware ESXi 5.0

ALM 11.00 SP3

 

 

NOTE:

§  HP ALM/QC is certified to work with VMWare ESX/ESXi. 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 HP ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, HP ALM/QC will 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

This section describes the client system configurations for installing an HP ALM, HP Quality Center Enterprise and QC Starter Edition clients for version 11.00.

 

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 Environments

The following table includes recommended configurations for each operating system:

 

Operating Systems

Browsers

Office Suites

Microsoft Windows 7 32 Bit

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 32 Bit

 

Supported Environments

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

 

Prerequisites

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 ATL Security Update Redistributable

 

 

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

 

 

Microsoft Office 2007 SP2

 

 

 

Operating Systems

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Windows XP SP3 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 32 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 06

 

Microsoft Windows 7 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows 7 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 02

 

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 32 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 09

 

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 06

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2

ALM 11.00 Patch 03

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 32 Bit

ALM 11.00 SP2

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

ALM 11.00 Patch 01

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

ALM 11.00 SP3

No certification for BPT

 

NOTES:

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

§  ALM/QC Client on Windows 7 64 bit runs in WOW64 mode (details in patch 2 Readme file)

§  You can work with the Quality Center client using a remote desktop

 

Browsers

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 32 Bit

ALM 11.00 SP2

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 32 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 14

On Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 only

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 32 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 17

On Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 only

 

NOTE:

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

 

Office Suites

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Office 2010 32 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 03

 

Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 32 Bit

ALM 11.00 SP2

 

Microsoft Office 2013 32 Bit

ALM 11.00 Patch 17

 

 

NOTE:

§  Only 32 bit versions of Microsoft Office are supported

 

Virtual Environments

Requires Patch

Notes

Citrix XenApp 6.0 and higher

 

 

Citrix Client Online Plugin 12.1

 

With Citrix XenApp 6.0

Microsoft Terminal Services

 

 

Remote Desktop Services

 

 

 

NOTE:

§  HP 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 HP ALM/QC approved system requirements for physical hardware, then HP ALM/QC will function as designed

 

Other Configuration Settings

Requires Patch

Notes

Screen Resolution:              1024x768

 

 

DPI Setting:                           100%

 

 

 

QC11.00 and ALM 11.00 have been tested against FDCC regulations

 

 

HP Quality Center 10.00

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

This page provides our recommended and supported environments for HP Quality Center Premier 10.00 and HP Quality Center Enterprise version 10.00. The environments list the minimum patch level required for support.

 

Server-Side System Requirements

Following are the server system configurations for installing HP Quality Center Premier 10.00 and HP Quality Center Enterprise 10.00 on Windows, Linux, and Solaris.

 

Please note that these requirements do not apply if you are utilizing Managed Software Solutions for Quality Center. In that case, the Managed Software Solutions team provides a hosted version of HP Quality Center, 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)

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 2003 SP2 Enterprise 64 bit

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2

JBoss 4.0.4

JBoss 4.0.4

Sun Solaris 10.0 64 Bit

Oracle 10.2.0.3

Oracle WebLogic 9.2

Apache 2.2

IBM AIX 5.3 64 Bit

Oracle 10.2.0.3

IBM WebSphere 6.1

IBM HTTP Server

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 64 Bit

Oracle 10.2.0.3

Oracle WebLogic 9.2

Apache 2.2

HP-UX 11i v3 64 Bit (Itanium)

Oracle 10.2.0.3

JBoss 4.0.4

JBoss 4.0.4

 

Supported Environments

The following tables include supported versions for each Operating System, Application Servers, Database Servers, and Web Servers:

 

Operating Systems

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise SP2 32 Bit/64 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise SP2 32 Bit/64 Bit

QC 10.00 Patch 04

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32 Bit/64 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 64 Bit

QC 10.00 Patch 22

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 64 Bit

QC 10.00 Patch 27

for installation challenges - request KM1269322 - Internal HP KM from Support

Sun Solaris 9 64 Bit SPARC (x86 architecture is NOT supported)

 

 

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

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 64 Bit

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 64 Bit

 

 

HP-UX 11i v2 PA-RISC 64 bit

 

 

HP-UX 11i v3 PA-RISC 64 bit

 

 

SUSE Linux 10 64 Bit

 

 

SUSE Linux 10 SP4 64 Bit

QC 10.00 Patch 30

 

IBM AIX 5.3 64 bit

 

 

Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0 64 Bit

 

 

 

NOTE:

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

 

Databases

Requires Patch

Notes

Oracle 9.2.0.6

 

 

Oracle 10.2.0.3

 

 

Oracle 10.2.0.4

QC 10.00 Patch 16

 

Oracle 11.2.0.1

QC 10.00 Patch 16

 

Oracle 11.2.0.2

QC 10.00 Patch 27

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3

QC 10.00 Patch 08

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1

QC 10.00 Patch 12

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2

QC 10.00 Patch 25

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

QC 10.00 Patch 30

 

 

NOTE:

§  All database servers, unless otherwise stated, have been validated on 32 bit configurations

 

Application Servers

Requires Patch

Notes

JBoss 4.0.4

 

 

Oracle WebLogic 9.2 and higher dot releases

 

Both standard and enterprise editions of Oracle WebLogic are supported as long as there are no infrastructure changes with each dot release

Oracle WebLogic 10.0->10.2

 

 

IBM WebSphere 6.1 and higher dot releases

 

IBM WebSphere dot releases supported as long as there are no infrastructure changes with those

 

NOTE:

§  QC 10 supports application servers which run on JDK5 and 32 bit JVM

 

Web Servers

Requires Patch

Notes

Apache 2.x

 

 

Microsoft IIS 6.0

 

 

Microsoft IIS 7.0

QC 10.00 Patch 22

 

IBM HTTP Server

 

 

 

NOTE:

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

 

Virtual Environments

Requires Patch

Notes

VMware ESX 3.6

 

 

VMware ESX 4.0

QC 10.00 Patch 16

 

VMware ESX 4.1

QC 10.00 Patch 27

 

 

Server System Environments for Starter Edition

This section describes the server system configurations for installing a Quality Center Starter Edition server.

 

Operating Systems

Databases

Application Servers

Requires Patch

Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

JBoss 4.0.4

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 32 Bit

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

JBoss 4.0.4

QC 10.00 Patch 05

 

NOTES:

§  Databases and Application Servers are being installed automatically during the installation process

§  If SQL Server 2005 or 2008 is already installed on the server machine, you can instruct Quality Center to use it, by providing the administrator name and password

§  For prerequisites and client side requirements for QC Starter 10 clients refer below

 

Client-Side System Requirements

This section describes the client system requirements and configurations for installing HP Quality Center Premier, HP Quality Center Enterprise and HP QC Starter Edition clients for version 10.00:

 

Hardware Minimum Requirements

CPU

Pentium IV

Memory (RAM)

1 GB minimum

Free disk space

1 GB minimum

 

Recommended Environments

The following table includes recommended configurations for each operating system:

 

Operating Systems

Browsers

Office Suites

Microsoft Windows XP SP3 32 Bit

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

Microsoft Office 2003 32 Bit

 

Supported Environments

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

 

Prerequisites

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft CAPICOM (digital signing technology component) 2.1.0.2

 

 

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

 

 

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable

 

 

Microsoft Office 2003 / Microsoft Office 2007 / Microsoft Office 2010

 

 

 

Operating Systems

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Windows XP SP2 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows XP SP3 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 32 Bit

QC 10.00 Patch 27

 

Microsoft Windows 7 32 Bit

QC 10.00 Patch 12

 

Microsoft Windows 7 64 Bit

QC 10.00 Patch 18

 

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit

QC 10.00 Patch 30

 

Microsoft Windows 2000 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

QC 10.00 Patch 25

 

 

NOTES:

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

§  QC Client on Windows 7 64 bit runs in WOW64 mode (details in patch 18 Readme file)

§  You can work with the Quality Center client using a remote desktop

 

Browsers

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 32 Bit

QC 10.00 Patch 05

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 32 Bit

QC 10.00 Patch 23

 

 

Office Suites

Requires Patch

Notes

Microsoft Office 2003 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Office 2007 32 Bit

 

 

Microsoft Office 2010 32 Bit

QC 10.00 Patch 23

 

 

NOTE:

§  Only 32 bit versions of Microsoft Office are supported

 

Virtual Environments

Requires Patch

Notes

Citrix 4.0

 

 

Citrix Server MetaFrame XP FR3

 

On Windows Server 2003

Citrix Client: Program Neighborhood 8.0

 

On Windows XP SP2

Citrix XenApp 6.0

QC 10.00 Patch 25

 

 

 

© Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

 

The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

 

Last Modified March 30th, 2014