The server-side system requirements for HP ALM 11.5, HP ALM 11.5 Essentials and HP Quality Center Enterprise 11.5 are outlined in this article, including the minimum hardware requirements, recommended environment configurations, supported operating systems, database servers, application servers, web servers and virtual environments.
If you plan to install HP ALM 11.5, check out our article that provides step-by-step instructions for an ALM 11.5 installation and our article on the client-side system requirements for HP ALM 11.5.
Hardware Requirements (Minimum)
The table below identifies the minimum server-side system requirements for the CPU, memory and free disk space.
|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)||8GB minimum|
|Free disk space||8GB minimum|
Recommended Environment Configurations
HP strongly recommends utilizing only 64-bit environments. The table below outlines HP recommended operating system and database server versions.
|Operating System||DB Server|
|Windows 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)||MS SQL 2008 R2 SP1|
|Linux Red Hat 6.2 (64-bit)||Oracle 126.96.36.199|
Supported Operating Systems
The table below identifies all supported operating systems.
|Operating System||HP Patch Required|
|Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32-bit, 64-bit)|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)|
|Sun Solaris 10 (64-bit SPARC) (x86 architecture not supported)|
|Linux Red Hat 6.2 (64-bit)|
|Linux SUSE 11 (64-bit)|
The Jetty application server is built-in to ALM 11.5. No 3rd party application server needs to be installed. The Jetty application server uses JDK6 (1.6) and supports the 64-bit JVM.
The table below identifies the supported database servers (all of which are validated on 64-bit configurations).
|Database Server||HP Patch Required|
|MS SQL 2005 SP4|
|MS SQL 2008 R2 SP1|
The table below identifies the supported web servers. The Jetty HTTP server includes an HTTP server; installing an HTTP server is not required.
|Web Server||HP Patch Required|
VMWare ESX/ESXi Server 5.0 and higher is supported “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.”
The above information is accurate at the time of writing. Please consult the official HP ALM 11.5 system requirements documentation for the most up-to-date information, which is the source for this article.
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