IBM® Rational® ClearQuest® is a bug tracking system that provides flexible defect and change tracking, process automation, reporting and lifecycle traceability for better visibility and control of the development lifecycle. With the release of IBM Rational ClearQuest V7.1 and IBM Rational ClearCase® V7.1, IBM strengthens its software delivery solutions that help you improve productivity, effectively unify distributed teams, automate processes, improve quality, gain better visibility into projects, and provide traceability across the software development lifecycle for fast delivery of high-quality software.


Download the Rational® ClearQuest® ALM Appliance 7.1.1, a virtual server with Rational ClearQuest 7.1.1, pre-configured with easy to use and flexible change management practices, project iteration planning, work tracking, and modern web 2.0 based access for global teams. The appliance includes a pre-configured IBM DB2 database repository and runs as a virtual SUSE Linux server on a VMware hypervisor. After setup, you're ready to go.

This trial has all features enabled and is available for evaluation use only. Download the trial for an evaluation period of 30 days. This trial requires an evaluation key.

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Evaluation key: This evaluation program requires the Rational ClearQuest evaluation key. After completing the registration, download all part files of the Rational ClearQuest ALM Applicance and the 30-day evaluation key. After unpacking and starting the appliance, install this evaluation key file in the Rational License Key Administrator pre-configured on the appliance.

Rational ClearQuest ALM Appliance prerequisites and license information

The following information lists the server and client system requirements for using the Rational ClearQuest ALM Appliance.

Server configuration The Rational ClearQuest ALM Appliance runs as a virtual SUSE Linux server on a VMware hypervisor. Download and license the appropriate hypervisor for your needs, either VMWare ESX Server or Workstation.

Note: The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is provided and licensed directly by Novell for evaluation purposes only. You will be required to accept the separate Novell license before using the virtual image. IBM disclaims any and all express and implied warranties and conditions and any form of liability, concerning the Linux Server. Novell licenses for the Linux Server for any other purposes are available for purchase from IBM and from Novell.

Other server hardware requirements:

Client configuration Web browser access to the appliance is recommended. Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are supported.

Evaluation resources

The installation guide provided with the Rational ClearQuest ALM Appliance download includes instructions on how to start using the appliance and the pre-configured change management process.

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