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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

This page provides our recommended and supported environments for HP ALM and 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. Please note that further information is available
in the readme documentation included with each GA release and each patch.
Server-Side System Requirements
Following are the server system configurations for installing HP ALM 11.00 and HP Quality Center 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. In that case, the Managed Software Solutions team provides a hosted version of HP
ALM or HP Quality Center, so the only requirements are the Client-Side System Requirements listed below.
HP ALM Upgrade Best Practices Guide
HP ALM Performance and Benchmark Kit

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) 4 GB minimum
Free disk space 8 GB minimum

Recommended Environments
The following table includes recommended configurations for each operating system.

Operating System App Server DB Server Web Server
Win2008 SP2 64bit JBOSS 5.1 SQL 2008 SP1 JBOSS 5.1
Sun Solaris 10 64bit Weblogic 10.3 Oracle 10.2.0.4 Apache 2.2
Linux Red Hat 5.4 64bit Weblogic 10.3 Oracle 10.2.0.4 Apache 2.2
HP-UX 11.31 v3 64bit (Itanium) JBOSS 5.1 Oracle 10.2.0.4 JBOSS 5.1

Supported Environments
The following tables includes supported versions of Operating Systems, Application Servers, Database
Servers, and Web Servers.
Operating System Requires HP Patch
Windows Server
2003 SP2 (32
and 64 bit)
Windows Server
2008 SP2 (64 bit)
Windows Server
2008 R2 (64 bit)
Patch 2 required for Windows Server
2008 R2
Sun Solaris 10 (64 bit)
Linux Red Hat 5.4 (64 bit)
HP-UX 11.31 v3 (64 bit itanium)
Linux SUSE 10 (64 bit)
Oracle Linux 5.4 (64 bit)
Note: For large production deployments it is recommended that ALM/QC be deployed on 64 bit systems.
Application Servers Requires HP Patch
JBOSS 5.1
Weblogic 10.3
Websphere 7.0.0.9


Database Servers Requires HP Patch
Oracle 10.2.0.4 Oracle 11.2.0.1
SQL 2005 SP3 SQL 2008 SP1
Note: All database servers, unless otherwise stated, have been validated on 64 bit configurations.
Web Servers Requires HP Patch
Apache 2.2
IIS6 IIS7
IHS Server
Note: By default application servers include HTTP servers. If you need additional functionality a web
server can be added.
Virtual Environments
HP ALM/HP Quality Center server is certified to run on VMWare ESX 4.0


Server System Configurations for Starter Edition
This section describes the server system configurations for installing a Quality Center Starter Edition
server.
Operating
System
Database Server Application and Web
Server
Windows XP
(SP3)
Windows
Server 2003
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 Express edition installed during the
installation process
Note: Installed 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.
JBoss
Note: Installed during
the installation
process.


Client-Side System Requirements
This section describes the client system configurations for installing an HP ALM or HP Quality Center
Enterprise client.
CPU Core duo 1.6 Ghz (or higher) or equivalent compatible processor
Memory
(RAM)
2 GB minimum
Free disk
space
2 GB minimum
Operating
System
 Windows XP (SP3) 32 bit
 Window Vista (SP1) 32 bit
 Windows 7 32 bit (recommended)
 Windows 7 64 bit, requires patch 2
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 for details see the patch 2
Readme file.
You can work with the Quality Center client using a remote desktop
Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or 8
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.
Prerequisites
 Visual C++ 2005 SP1 ATL Security Update Redistributable
 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (SP1)
 Microsoft Office 2007 (SP2) (recommended)

Note: Supported resolution is 1024x768 with DPI of 100%
Virtual Environments
HP ALM/HP Quality Center client is certified to run on Citrix 6.0 and Windows 2008 R2. This requires Patch 1
for HP ALM/HP Quality Center.

HP ALM/HP Quality Center server is certified to run on VMWare ESX 4.0

QC11.00 and ALM 11.00 have been tested against FDCC regulations
HP Quality Center 10.00

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
Memory (RAM) 4 GB minimum
Free disk space 8 GB minimum

Recommended Environments
The following table includes recommended configurations for each operating system.

Operating System Application Server Database Server
Web Server
Windows Server 2003 SP2 (64 bit) JBoss 4.0.4 Microsoft SQL 2005 SP2 JBoss 4.0.4
Sun Solaris 10 (64 bit) WebLogic 9.2 Oracle 10.2.0.3 Apache 2.2
AIX 5.3 (64 bit) WebSphere 6.1 Oracle 10.2.0.3 IHS Server
Linux Red Hat 4.5 (64 bit) WebLogic 9.2 Oracle 10.2.0.3 Apache 2.2
HP-UX 11i v3 (64 bit) JBoss 4.0.4 Oracle 10.2.0.3 JBoss 4.0.4

Supported Environments
The following tables include supported versions for each Operating System, Application Servers, Database
Servers, and Web Servers.
Operating System Requires HP Patch
Windows
Server 2003
SP2 (32 and
64 bit)
Windows
Server 2008
(32 and 64
bit)
Windows
Server 2003
R2 SP2 (32 bit
and 64 bit)
Windows
Server 2008
R2 (64 bit)
Patch 4 required for Windows
Server 2003 R2 SP2
Patch 22 required for Windows
Server 2008 R2 (request from
Support)
Sun Solaris 9 (64 bit) Sun Solaris 10 (64 bit)
Linux Red Hat 4.5 (64 bit) Linux Red Hat 5.0 (64 bit)
HP-UX 11i v2 PA-RISC (64
bit)
HP-UX 11i v3 PA-RISC (64 bit)
Linux SUSE 10 (64 bit)
AIX 5.3 (64 bit)
Oracle Linux 5.0 (64 bit)
Note: For large production deployments it is recommended that ALM/QC be deployed on 64 bit systems.
Application Servers Requires HP Patch
JBOSS 4.0.4
WebLogic 9.2 WebLogic 10
WebSphere 6.1
Note: We only support application servers based on JDK5, we don’t support WebLogic 10.3

Database Servers Requires HP Patch
Oracle
9.2.0.6
Oracle
10.2.0.3
Oracle
10.2.0.4
Oracle
11.2.0.1
Patch 16 required for Oracle 10.2.0.4 and 11.2.0.1
SQL 2005 SP2 SQL 2005 SP3 SQL 2008 SP1 Patch 8 required for SQL 2005 SP3
Patch 12 required for SQL 2008 SP1
Note: All database servers, unless otherwise stated, have been validated on 32 bit configurations.
Web Servers Requires HP Patch
Apache 2.x
IIS6
IHS Server
Note: By default application servers include HTTP servers. If you need additional functionality a web
server can be added.
Virtual Environments
HP Quality Center Premier/HP Quality Center Enterprise server is certified to run on VMWare ESX 3.6 and
VMWare ESX 4.0 (requires HP patch 16 for VMWare ESX 4.0)


Server System Configurations for Starter Edition
This section describes the server system configurations for installing a Quality Center Starter Edition
server.
Operating
System
Database Server Application and
Web Server
Requires HP
Patch
Windows
XP SP2

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express edition installed
during the installation process
Note: Installed 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.
JBoss
Note: Installed
during the
installation
process.

Windows
Server
2003 SP2
(32 bit)

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express edition installed
during the installation process
Note: Installed 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.
JBoss
Note: Installed
during the
installation
process.
Patch 5


Client-Side System Requirements
This section describes the client system configurations for installing an HP ALM or HP Quality Center
Enterprise client.
CPU Pentium IV
Memory
(RAM)
1 GB minimum
Free disk
space
1 GB minimum
Operating
System
 Windows XP SP2 (32 bit)
 Windows XP SP3 (32 bit) (recommended)
 Window Vista SP1 (32 bit)
 Windows 2000 (32 bit)
 Windows 7 32 bit, requires patch 12
 Windows 7 64 bit, requires patch 18
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 for details see the patch 18
Readme file.
You can work with the Quality Center client using a remote desktop
Browser
 Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
 Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
 Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, requires patch 5

Prerequisites For Vista SP1 (32 bit):
 Microsoft CAPICOM (digital signing technology component) 2.1.0.2,
 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or later
For all OS versions:
 Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
 Microsoft Office 2003 or later version


Virtual Environments
HP Quality Center Premier/HP Quality Center Enterprise client is certified to run Citrix on the following platform
versions:

Citrix 4.0
Citrix Server MetaFrame XP FR3 on Windows 2003
Citrix Client: Program Neighborhood, Version 8 on Windows XP SP2