I'm getting the same message. Here is the entire message:
WorkerTask: Deploy engine failed com.mercury.optane.core.CTdException: SA Schema is not accessible at com.hp.qc.install.setup.QcServerConfigurationBean.setRepositoryPathFromSASchema(QcServerConfigurationBean.java:735) at com.hp.qc.install.core.configuration.AbstractInstallationConfiguration.takeRepositoryFromSATables(AbstractInstallationConfiguration.java:552) at com.hp.qc.install.deploy.wizard.QcDeployWorkerTask$1.run(QcDeployWorkerTask.java:96) at com.hp.qc.install.setup.AbstractWorkerTask$ActualTask.<init>(AbstractWorkerTask.java:143) at com.hp.qc.install.setup.AbstractWorkerTask$2.construct(AbstractWorkerTask.java:75) at com.hp.qc.install.setup.SwingWorker$2.run(SwingWorker.java:114) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)
Steve, we have solved the problem - in our case, it was because we had relocated the DB server since the last patch (9), and there was a configuration file that was still pointing to the old DB server.
The file is located at 'C:\ProgramData\HP\ALM\conf'\qcConfigFile.properties'.
The 'dbConnectionString' value was still pointing to the old DB server.
I think that the Server Configuration Wizard might have been able to fix this, but we just updated the file directly and the patch installed successfully!