Content & PDFs

ALM documentation includes the following online content and PDF guides:

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Get Started    
  What's New in ALM 12.53

Describes the newest features in the latest version of ALM.

  Readme   Provides last-minute news and information about ALM. Available on the HPE Software Support site.
  System Requirements   Provides the most up-to-date system requirements and supported environments information.
  ALM Tutorial A self-paced guide on how to use ALM.

 

 

User Help  
 

ALM User Help

How to use ALM for application lifecycle management.
 

Business Process Testing User Help

How to use Business Process Testing to create business process tests.

 

PC Help  
  What's New in Performance Center

Describes the newest features in the latest version of Performance Center.

  Performance Center User Help How to use Performance Center to create, schedule, run, and monitor performance tests. Also how administrators can manage Performance Center projects.
  Performance Center Quick Start A self-paced guide giving the Performance Center user a high level overview of creating and running performance tests.
  Performance Center Troubleshooting Provides information for troubleshooting problems while working with Performance Center.
  Performance Center REST API Reference   An online reference for the Performance Center REST-based API.
  Performance Center Installation Help How to install and set up Performance Center Servers, Hosts, and other components.
  Performance Monitoring Best Practices Best practices for monitoring the performance of applications under test.

 

Admin Help  
  ALM Administrator Help How to manage and customize ALM projects.
  ALM Lab Management Help How to use Lab Management to manage lab resources for functional and performance testing on remote hosts.
  ALM Installation and Upgrade Guide - Linux How to install, configure, and set up ALM Server on Linux, including project upgrades.
  ALM Installation and Upgrade Guide - Windows How to install, configure, and set up ALM Server on Windows, including upgrades.

 

API References  
  ALM Project Database Reference   Online reference for the project database tables and fields.
  ALM Open Test Architecture API Reference   Online reference for the ALM COM-based API. Use the ALM open test architecture to integrate your own configuration management, defect tracking, and home-grown testing tools with an ALM project.
  ALM Site Administration API Reference   Online reference for the Site Administration COM-based API. Use the Site Administration API to enable your application to manage ALM users, projects, domains, connections, and site configuration parameters.
  ALM REST API Reference  

Online reference for the ALM REST-based API. Use the REST API to access and work with ALM defects.

  ALM REST API Reference (Technical Preview)  

Online reference for the ALM REST-based API resources that are in technical preview. This version has wider coverage of ALM functionality. Use the REST API to access and work with ALM data.

  REST API Performance Center Reference   Online reference for the Performance Center REST-based API.
  ALM Custom Test Type Developer Guide   Online guide for creating your own testing tool and integrating it into the ALM environment.

 

Best Practices  
  ALM Agile Testing Best Practices Guide Best practices for implementing Agile testing principles.
  ALM Business Process Models Best Practices Guide Best practices for working with the Business Models module.
  ALM Database Best Practices Guide Best practices for deploying ALM on database servers.
  ALM Entities Sharing Best Practices Guide Best practices for sharing entities.
  ALM Project Planning and Tracking Best Practices Guide Best practices for managing and tracking releases.
  ALM Project Topology Best Practices Guide Best practices for structuring projects.
 

ALM Upgrade Best Practices Guide

Methodologies for preparing and planning your ALM upgrade.
  ALM Versioning and Baselining Best Practices Guide Best practices for implementing version control and for creating baselines.

 

Troubleshooting  
  ALM Lab Management Troubleshooting Guide Provides information for troubleshooting problems while working with Lab Management.
  Performance Center Troubleshooting Provides information for troubleshooting problems while working with Performance Center.