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Server Installation


Bumblebee Server works with HP ALM 10, 11, 12, or SAAS

Hardware requirements:

  • Core duo 1.6 Ghz (or higher) or equivalent compatible processor
  • 2 GB RAM minimum
  • 500 MB free disk space

Software requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP 1 (or newer) or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (or newer)

Or: * Oracle Linux 5.5 or newer * Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 or newer * Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS or newer

Support for ALM 10 and 11

In order to use Bumblebee Server with HP ALM 10 and 11, please download the latest version of Bumblebee Server which supports an old OTA API

Prerequisites for Bumblebee Server prior 5.0

  • Windows OS
  • Install HP Quality Center Connectivity Add-in from ALM management tools. Typically http://<alm url>:8080/qcbin/addins.html

alm client



Download and run the installer

bumblebee installer

Accept the EULA

bumblebee eula

Specify the license file that was sent via email.

bumblebee license

Specify installation directory

bumblebee directory

Specify some available port

bumblebee port

bumblebee progress

bumblebee console

The Bumblebee URL takes you to the admin page, where you can configure custom properties, view logs, view and update license, and view your encrypted password



  • Java Runtime Environment 1.8 must be installed and it's location must be added to PATH environment variable. To check if it's set run the following command in terminal java -version.


The following steps need to be done in order to install and start Bumblebee Server:

  • Download Bumblebee server archive
  • Unpack bumblebee-unix-.tar.gz into some directory, e.g. /opt
  • Copy your license file into bumblebee directory (e.g. /opt/bumblebee)
  • Run sudo command from bumblebee folder.

Port specification

By default, Bumblebee Server uses port 8080.
To change the port number, provide -port <number> command line option: e.g. sudo -port 9999

Bumblebee Web Portal

bumblebee web

The default user name/password: admin/admin

bumblebee web