Getting Started

This document provides an overview of HCL DevOps Velocity (Velocity).

Plan and prepare

For supported platforms and requirements, see the System Requirements topic.

Obtain the product

To download the free Velocity Community Edition, visit this site and fill out the form. To get a free trial of the Standard Edition of Velocity, email


For information about Velocity, including descriptions of key features, demo videos, recorded webinars, and blog posts, go to
On the Home page, click question mark icon and then select one of the following:
  • Documentation to direct you to the Velocity documentation website.
  • Getting started for an overview of the Value Streams, Releases, and Insights of Velocity. Also, you can set up and learn more about integrations.
  • Support portal to visit the HCL Software customer support portal.
  • Ideas portal to suggest software improvements at the HCL DevOps Velocity Product Ideas Portal.
  • Plugins to enhance software tools with HCL plugins at this website.
  • About for the version of Velocity installed on your machine.
    Note: Upon initial login, all users including admin are directed to the Getting started page. If you have the required permissions, an Install demo data button is displayed that enables you to install the Data Generator plugin. If the demo data plugin is installed, it will populate Velocity with demo data allowing you to view value streams, pipelines, and other areas of the product with sample data. On the Settings page, click Delete to delete demo data.

Installing Velocity

For installation details, see the Installation topic. This topic is an installation roadmap providing the high-level steps for installing Velocity.