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  • HP ALM Synchronizer

    Software Version: 1.40

    Installation Guide

    Document Release Date: November 28, 2010

    Software Release Date: October 2010

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    Table of Contents

    Welcome to This Guide .........................................................................7 How This Guide is Organized................................................................7 Documentation Set................................................................................8

    Chapter 1: Installing HP ALM Synchronizer .........................................9 The Installation Process.......................................................................10 The Synchronizer System ....................................................................11 System Configurations ........................................................................12 Installing the Synchronizer Server ......................................................16 Installing the Synchronizer Client......................................................26 Starting and Stopping the Synchronizer Service.................................27 Starting the Synchronizer Client.........................................................28 Uninstalling Synchronizer ..................................................................31 Upgrading Synchronizer .....................................................................33

    Chapter 2: Installation Troubleshooting ............................................35 Previous Synchronizer Uninstall Incomplete .....................................35 Synchronizer Server Configuration Errors ..........................................36 Synchronizer Service Does Not Start...................................................38 Cannot Connect to an Endpoint ........................................................38

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    Welcome to This Guide

    Welcome to HP ALM Synchronizer. Synchronizer enables you to synchronize HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) data with data in another application. You can:

    ➤ Synchronize defect data between ALM and Rational ClearQuest or Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

    ➤ Synchronize requirement data between ALM and Rational RequisitePro or Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

    ➤ Synchronize defect data between two ALM projects.

    This guide describes how to install and configure Synchronizer.

    Note: The usage of HP ALM Synchronizer or HP ALM Synchronizer Adapter SPI to develop an adapter for ALM is not supported.

    How This Guide is Organized

    The HP ALM Synchronizer Installation Guide describes the system requirements and installation process for Synchronizer.

    It contains the following chapters:

    Chapter 1 Installing HP ALM Synchronizer

    Describes how to install and configure Synchronizer, how to start Synchronizer, and how to uninstall Synchronizer.

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    Chapter 2 Installation Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting suggestions for dealing with issues related to the Synchronizer installation.

    Documentation Set

    The Synchronizer documentation set includes the following guides and references:

    HP ALM Synchronizer User Guide explains how to create and manage synchronization links to synchronize data between ALM and other applications.

    HP ALM Synchronizer Installation Guide explains how to install and configure Synchronizer.

    Readme provides last-minute news and information about Synchronizer.

    To access the documentation set:

    ➤ To access the HP ALM Synchronizer User Guide, from the Synchronizer client, select Help > User Guide. Alternatively, select Start > Programs > HP ALM Synchronizer Client > User Guide.

    ➤ For the most up-to-date versions of these documents, see the HP Application Lifecycle Management Add-ins page. From the main ALM window, select Help > Add-ins Page.

    ➤ All documents are available on the ALM installation DVD in the ALMSynchronizer folder.

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    1 Installing HP ALM Synchronizer

    This chapter describes how to install HP ALM Synchronizer.

    This chapter includes:

    ➤ The Installation Process on page 10

    ➤ The Synchronizer System on page 11

    ➤ System Configurations on page 12

    ➤ Installing the Synchronizer Server on page 16

    ➤ Installing the Synchronizer Client on page 26

    ➤ Starting and Stopping the Synchronizer Service on page 27

    ➤ Starting the Synchronizer Client on page 28

    ➤ Uninstalling Synchronizer on page 31

    ➤ Upgrading Synchronizer on page 33

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    The Installation Process

    Installing and starting Synchronizer involves the following steps:

    1 Review the Synchronizer system structure to plan the installation in your network. For more information, see "The Synchronizer System" on page 11.

    2 Make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements. For more information on the minimum requirements for the Synchronizer server and client machines, and the supported endpoint versions, see "System Configurations" on page 12.

    3 Install the Synchronizer server on the server machine. For more information, see "Installing the Synchronizer Server" on page 16.

    4 Install the Synchronizer client on the client machine. For more information, see "Installing the Synchronizer Client" on page 26.

    5 Start the Synchronizer server. For more information, see "Starting and Stopping the Synchronizer Service" on page 27.

    6 Start the Synchronizer client and log in. For more information, see "Starting the Synchronizer Client" on page 28.

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    The Synchronizer System

    This section describes how the Synchronizer system is structured, and how synchronization link data is stored.

    The following diagram illustrates the Synchronizer network configuration:

    Synchronizer contains the following components:

    ➤ HP ALM