HP Application Lifecycle Management 11.00 Readme

Software version: 11.00

Publication date: October 2010 Second Edition

This file provides information about HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) 11.00:

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Documentation

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What's New

For a list of new features in ALM 11.00, refer to the HP Application Lifecycle Management What's New, available from ALM by clicking the Help button and choosing What's New.

Installation Instructions and System Requirements

For installation instructions, refer to HP Application Lifecycle Management Installation Guide and HP ALM Performance Center Installation Guide. The guides are located on the installation DVDs.

This section describes the system configurations required for installing HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Platform on a server machine, and ALM on client machines. This section also includes system requirements for the Performance Center Server and components.

Important: The supported environment information is accurate for the ALM 11.00 release, but there may be updates for ALM 11.00 patches. For the most up-to-date supported environments, refer to the HP Software Web site using the following URL: http://www.hp.com/go/TDQC_SysReq

This section includes:

ALM Platform System Requirements

This section includes recommended and supported environments for ALM Platform. It also describes system configurations for installing ALM Platform for Quality Center Starter Edition.

Recommended ALM Platform Configurations

The following table includes recommended configurations for each operating system.

Operating System
Application Server
Database Server
Web Server
Windows Server 2008 (SP2) 64 bit
JBoss 5.1
Microsoft SQL 2008 (SP1)
JBoss 5.1
Sun Solaris 10 64 bit
WebLogic 10.3
Oracle 10.2.0.4
Apache 2.2
Linux Red Hat 5.4
64 bit
WebLogic 10.3
Oracle 10.2.0.4
Apache 2.2
HP-UX 11i v3 64 bit
JBoss 5.1
Oracle 10.2.0.4
JBoss 5.1


Supported ALM Platform Configurations

The following applications are supported for installing ALM Platform on a server machine. You may use any combination of these applications. To ensure best performance and quick support resolutions, we recommend using the recommended environments, described in the above section Recommended ALM Platform Configurations.

Operating Systems
Windows Server 2008 (SP2) 64 bit
Windows Server 2003 (SP2) 64 bit or 32 bit
Sun Solaris 10 64 bit
Linux Red Hat 5.4
Linux Suse 10 64 bit
HP-UX 11i v3 64 bit
Notes:
  • For large production deployments, it is recommended that ALM be deployed on 64 bit systems.
  • Localized editions of ALM are supported only on Windows operating systems.
Application Servers
JBoss 5.1
WebLogic 10.3.x
WebSphere 7.0.0.9
Database Servers
Oracle 11.2.0.1 or 10.2.0.4
Microsoft SQL 2008 (SP1) or 2005 (SP3)
Web Servers
JBoss 5.1
Apache 2.2
IIS 7 or 6
WebLogic 10.3.x
IHS Server


ALM Platform Configurations for Quality Center Starter Edition

This section describes the system requirements for installing ALM Platform for Quality Center Starter Edition.

Operating System
Windows XP (SP3)
Windows Server 2008 (SP2) 32 bit
Database Server
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express
Note: Installed during the installation process. If SQL Server is already installed on the server machine, you can instruct ALM to use it, by providing the administrator name and password.
Application and Web Server
JBoss
Note: Installed during the installation process.


ALM Client System Requirements

This section describes the client system requirements for installing ALM on client machines.

Operating System
  • Windows 7 32 bit (Recommended)
  • Windows Vista (SP1) 32 bit
  • Windows XP (SP3) 32 bit
Notes:
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)


HP ALM Performance Center System Requirements

This section describes the system requirements for installing ALM Platform for Performance Center, and Performance Center components.

ALM Platform Configurations for Performance Center

This section describes the system requirements for installing ALM Platform with Performance Center.

Operating System
Windows Server 2008 (SP2) 64 bit (Recommended)
Windows Server 2003 (SP2) 32 bit
Database Server
Microsoft SQL 2008 (SP1) (Recommended)
Microsoft SQL 2005 (SP3)
Oracle 10.2.0.4 (Recommended)
Oracle 11.2.0.1
Application Server
JBoss 5.1
Web Server
JBoss 5.1 (Recommended)
IIS 7 or 6


Performance Center Server Configurations

This section describes the system requirements for installing a Performance Center Server.

Processor
CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible
Speed: 2 GHz or higher recommended, 1 GHz minimum.
Memory (RAM)
Minimum: 4GB
Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024 x 768
Operating System
Windows Server 2008 (SP2) 64 bit
Windows Server 2003 (SP2) 32 bit
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or 8
Available Hard Disk Space
Minimum: 5 GB
Web Server
IIS 7 or 6


Host and Windows Standalone Load Generator Configurations

This section describes the system requirements for installing a Performance Center Host and a standalone Load Generator on Windows.

Processor
CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible
Speed: 1 GHz minimum. 2 GHz or higher recommended
Note for Pentium Processors: Intel Hyper-Threading technology is not supported. Hyper-Threading can be disabled in the BIOS. For more information, see: http://www.intel.com/support/processors/pentium4/sb/CS-017371.htm
Memory (RAM)
Recommended: 4 GB or higher
Minimum: 2GB
Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024 x 768
Operating System
Windows Server 2003 (SP2) 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 (SP2) 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 (SP2) 64-bit*
Windows XP (SP3) 32-bit
Windows Vista (SP2) 32-bit
Windows 7 32-bit
* VuGen recording is not supported on 64-bit.
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or 8
Available Hard Disk Space
Minimum: 2 GB


Unix Standalone Load Generator Configurations

This section describes the supported operating systems and CPU types for installing a standalone Load Generator on Unix systems.

Operating System
CPU Type
Solaris 9 (2.9) or 10 (2.10)
Sun UltraSPARC-based systems
HP-UX 11i (11.11) or 11iv2 (11.23)
HP PA-RISC
RedHat Linux Enterprise Linux 4.0 or 5.0
Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible


Standalone VuGen and Standalone Analysis Configurations

This section describes the system requirements for installing Standalone VuGen and Standalone Analysis.

Processor
CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible
Speed: 2 GHz or higher recommended, 1 GHz minimum.
Memory (RAM)
Recommended: 4 GB or higher
Minimum: 2GB
Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024 x 768
Operating System
Windows Server 2003 (SP2) 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 (SP2) 32-bit
Windows XP (SP3) 32-bit
Windows Vista (SP2) 32-bit
Windows 7 32-bit
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or 8
Available Hard Disk Space
Minimum: 2 GB


VMware ESX Configurations

ALM Platform can be deployed on a VMware ESX 4.0 server. The system configurations of each virtual machine are the same as the ALM Platform server system configurations.

Notes and Limitations

ALM Platform Installation

ALM Client Installation

Project Upgrade

Documentation

Site Administration

Project Customization

Cross Project Customization

General

Version Control

Releases Module

Releases Module - Project Planning and Tracking

Libraries Module

Requirements Module

Risk-Based Quality Management

Business Models Module

Test Plan Module

Test Resources Module

Test Lab Module

Text Search

Defects Module

Dashboard Module

Document Generator

Integrations

Open Test Architecture/API and Workflow

Workflow Backward Compatibility

The issues described below relate to workflow events, actions, and objects that have been changed in this release. When necessary, instructions for modifying existing scripts for purposes of backward compatibility are provided.

Business Process Testing

The issues described below relate to working with business components, flows, and business process tests in ALM. For information on issues related to working with business components in QuickTest, refer to the relevant product's readme file.

Additional Notes and Limitations - Performance Center

Installation

Migration

Performance Test Design

Performance Test Execution

Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

WAN Emulation

Running Vuser Scripts

Scheduler

Monitor Profiles

Online Monitoring

HP Diagnostics Data

Performance Trending

System Users

Lab Management

Hosts

Secure Channels

General

General VuGen

Correlation Studio
Date Execution Prevention

Data Execution Prevention (DEP) may cause VuGen to stop recording. DEP was introduced in Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1, and is included in Windows Vista.

If you experience unusual behavior during recording in these environments, modify the DEP settings.

To modify the Windows DEP settings:

  1. Open Start > Control Panel > System.
  2. In the Advanced tab, click Performance settings.
  3. In the Performance Options Data Execution Prevention tab, select the first option, DEP for essential services only.
  4. If you cannot change this option, click Add. Browse to the client program, for example IEXPLORE.EXE.

    If neither of these options are possible, try to disable DEP completely.

    1. In the Control Panel, under the System section, click the Advanced tab.
    2. Under Startup and Recovery, click Edit.
    3. Replace NoExecute=OptOut with NoExecute=AlwaysOff.
  5. Click OK to save the settings.
  6. Reboot the machine.

Load Generators on Windows Vista and Windows 7

Protocols

AJAX (Click and Script)
Ajax TruClient
Citrix
Click and Script (All)
Java (All)
Listing Directory Service (LDAP)
Media Player (MMS)

Media Player scripts fail with the error: Error -86801:Host access denied, <hostname> not available or missing.

Workaround: Call the mms_disable_host_check function in all Media Player scripts.

Microsoft .NET
Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
SAP (Click and Script)
SAPGUI
Silverlight
WAP
Web Services

Analysis

Multilingual Support

Internationalization Limitations:

Localization Limitations:

HP Software Support

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Note: Most of the support areas require that you register as an HP Passport user and sign in. Many also require an active support contract. To find more information about support access levels, go to: Access levels.

To register for an HP Passport ID, go to: HP Passport Registration.

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