QC Sense for QC 10 and 11

What kind of overhead would it have on QC Server ?

I didn't find a good documentation that explains its capability, do you have any ?

Would you recommend this for QC monitoring purposes ?

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Have you looked through Chapter 10 in the HP ALM Administrator Guide?  It describes what QC Sense can do, here are some of the key items:


Client Operation

Contains raw data for user operations, such as submitting a defect, updating a requirement, or clicking the Login button.

Client Method Call

Contains raw data for ALM client methods monitored by QC Sense.

Client Request

Raw data for requests sent by a client operation to the ALM Platform server.

Server General

Aggregated data based on several server measures


Server Thread Type

Aggregated data on threads running on the server


Server Thread

Raw data for each thread run on the server


Server SQL

Raw data for each SQL statement run by the ALM Platform server


Mainly it's about providing diagnostic information so administrators can have more data to help resolve problems and to share with HP Support when troubleshooting something.  I'm not sure there is a large impact to the server overhead and depending on the type of monitoring you are doing this could be used for some of that.


We will build out more capabilities with QC Sense for future releases so that it could be your primary tool for monitoring the ALM/QC application performance.

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How about getting it to work in QC 10 before adding any new features.

Running QC Sense puts so much stress on the server that over a period of minutes - it pulls the server down to a crawl and users can't even log in. Not to mention it doesn't provide ANY information in the reports (they are blank).

I  have disabled QC Sense until HP resolves the issue. The concept is there, but the functionality is lacking.

I am not raising a service support ticket as there are so many users in the forums that have the same issue I do, I figured HP Engineers would take note and fix them before the next patch.

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For what it's worse, we have successfully enabled full QC Sense (ALL transactions are logged and saved) on our ALM 11 patch 7, and then again patch 12 for a 1 week period. Those systems are very loaded (2 to 3,000 concurrent users). There was an impact which we estimated around 7% perf hit, but we have not witnessed the slowness which is reported here.

Plus, the insights we got have been really great for us. QC Sense is activated constantly, with only the basic server monitoring and specific user monitoring, on request.

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