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:
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.