How can I tell which version of Java my QC/ALM version is using?

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I was wondering how I can tell which version of Java is being utilized by the the QC/ALM server we are using? I have looked at the recommendations on and none seem to reveal this information for my server Java.

Thanks for the clarification,


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HI HomerJ,
The best ways that I suggest for verifying the version of Java currently installed and utilized by the ALM/QC server is through the log files.

If you have the debug console enabled (it is a setting that can be added to the site configuration, a restart is required after adding this parameter to make it take effect), then you can see this information by entering your QC/ALM url and adding the debug at the end following this format: http(s):///qcbin/debug (such as the following http://localhost:8080/qcbin/debug) and then reading the java information from within the ''Runtime Information'' section and the ''System Properties'' section within it. The java.runtime.version = will list the current version (such as 1.6.0_17-b04. The java.specification.versuion = will also list this version.

These same things can be found within the log files. Navigate to the path that stores your site admin log files (default setting is C:ProgramDataHPALMlogsa but your specific path can be found by logging into site admin, selecting the Servers tab, then selecting your server on the right side tree and the log file locations and log settings will appear on the right side of the screen, note your lot file path and navigate to that path). Open the most recent log file and view the information under the Java Properties> Java settings. You will see the version, specification version and other listed there.

Now to determine the version look at the point number and that is the major version installed (such as 1.4 = Java 4, 1.5 = Java 5, 1.6 = Java 6, 1.7 = Java 7 and so on, as you can see the point version equals the major version).

I hope this helps,


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