Maintain your Synchronizer system

Note: This topic is relevant for ALM Synchronizer for Agile Manager only. For details about the NextGen Synchronizer see NextGen Synchronizer, or search using the NextGen Synchronizer filter.

If you are still using ALM Synchronizer, we recommend migrating to the more robust NextGen Synchronizer embedded in Agile Manager's configuration area.

This section describes how the Synchronizer system is structured, how synchronization link data is stored, and how to install or upgrade a Synchronizer server and client.

The following diagram illustrates the Synchronizer network configuration:

Synchronizer contains the following components, which can either reside on the same or separate machines:

  • Synchronizer Client. Displays current links and provides a user interface for creating and managing links, and running link tasks. Sends user requests to the Synchronizer server using SOAP/HTTP.

  • Synchronizer Server. Synchronizes data between ALM and Agile Manager. Manages synchronization and communication between endpoints, and retrieves and stores information in an integrated database.

    The server connects to link endpoints using the endpoints’ API, which must be installed on the server machine.

Note: Installing the Synchronizer server also installs the PostgreSQL 8.3 database management system. A database is created to store link data, such as a table of record IDs for mapped records.

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