Information on Upgrading HP Quality Center and HP Synchronizer
Question ID: 107921

We are looking to upgrade from ALM/QC 12.21 to possibly the latest version (QC is 12.20.3825). What I need to know are the specifications needed to do this. We are running ALM on a SQL server and have asked for information previously regarding upgrading our SQL server to a version that will support ALM 12.21. Our DBA team is wanting to upgrade the SQL Server to SQL 2014 so this might solve that problem. Also, we are in the process of upgrading our OS to Windows 10. Given all that, what version would be recommended for us to upgrade to? What hardware specs should we keep in mind? Are there any impacts of jumping from our current version to the latest version as far as test case and defect compatibility?
We are also using Orasi’s Jira Bridge Enterprise. It is my understanding that what we have will still support an upgrade on the HP ALM/QC side and a potential upgrade would only be necessary if we upgrade our JIRA version. Are you able to confirm that?

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Asked on October 24, 2017 9:30 pm
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I have uploaded the Installation Guides to both the ALM 12.53 & ALM 12.55 versions for your review.
As far as test cases & defects are concerned, these would only be affected if the database schema were changed between 12.2 & 12.5 which I don't think it was but if it were those changes are done automatically in the upgrade process.
Please review the chapters concerning upgrading projects. Recommendations are always that projects be backed up before running Verify and Repair on them.
So, I think if you follow the Installation Guide for whichever version you upgrade to, you should have no issues.[link text][1]
You should install/upgrade HP-sync to the latest version 12.53 SP2, then you need to REMOVE the HP-JIRA Adapter since it conflicts with ours.
THEN you can install their existing Orasi JIRAB 7.x.x adapter files back into their HP-Sync installation.
This works with QC11 - 12.53 (any QC patch)

There is no 12.55 version of Synchronizer yet, but should be out soon - a good reason NOT to go that far with QC version just yet.

We need to know what the JIRA Version is - this is on the Login screen for JIRA at the bottom of the page - you may has JIRA 7.x.x
7.x.x means any .x.x versions as long as the first number is still 7.

You also need to know if it is ''hosted'' by Atlassian or installed ''locally'' by the customer somewhere.

Since the Orasi adapter has a ''plugin'' that needs to be installed on the JIRA server, most ''hosted'' installations do not allow installing 3rd party plugins, so the Orasi Adapter will not work with the Atlassian ''Cloud'' (hosted) version, for instance.
Also, I uploaded a document that shows how to remove the standard HPE JIRA adapter which will need to be done[link text][2]

[1]: /storage/temp/706-alm-1255-install-windows.pdf
[2]: /storage/temp/707-how-to-remove-the-standard-hp-jira-adapter-from-sy.pdf

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