Configuring Server Information

You can configure ALM server information. This includes:

  • Setting the ALM server log files. ALM can write all ALM and Site Administration events to log files. The log files display the date and time a function was run. This is useful for when you contact ALM support.

  • Setting the maximum number of database connections. ALM can open a number of connections for each project on a database server. You can set the maximum number of connections per active request that can be opened by ALM for each project.

ALM Editions: Functionality related to project planning and tracking (PPT) is available for ALM Edition only. For more information about ALM editions and their functionality, see the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management User Guide: ALM Editions.

To configure ALM server information:

  1. In Site Administration, click the Servers tab.

  2. In the Server list, select a server.

    The General Settings area displays the server name.

  3. You configure ALM and Site Administration log file settings under the Client Log File Settings, Site Administration Log File Settings and Project Planning and Tracking Log File Settings sections, respectively.

    Click the Log Level link to configure the type of log file you want the server to create. Select one of the following options in the Log Level dialog box:

    • None. Does not create a log file.

    • Errors. Records error events.

    • Warnings. Records potentially harmful situations.

    • Flow. Records informational messages that highlight the application flow.

    • Debug. Records events that are most useful for debugging.

  4. Click the Max. Log Lines link to open the Maximum Log Lines dialog box and configure the maximum number of lines that ALM can write to the log file. ALM creates a new log file after the log file reaches the maximum number of lines. The default value is 10,000.

  5. Click the Max. Log Days link to open the Maximum Log Days dialog box and configure the maximum number of days that the ALM server keeps the log file. ALM automatically deletes the log files once the maximum number of days is reached. The default value is Unlimited.

  6. Click the Log File Location link to change the directory path of the log file. In the Log File Location dialog box, type the new location for the log file.

    Caution: Saving logs on a remote server may cause performance issues. It is therefore recommended that you save logs to the local file system. If the local file system has limited space, prepare a script which periodically moves the logs to network storage.

  7. You can set the maximum number of connections per active request that can be opened on the database server by the ALM server for each project. Click the Max. Database Connections link to open the Maximum Database Connections dialog box and set the maximum number of concurrent connections. For information on maximum database connections, see this KB article.

    Note: In addition to changing the number of connections that can be opened on the database server for each project, you can also change:

    • The number of users allowed to connect concurrently to a domain. For details, see Create domains.

    • The number of users allowed to connect concurrently to a project. For details, see Update project details.

  8. To remove an ALM server from the Server list, select it and click the Delete Server button . Click Yes to confirm.

  9. Click the Refresh Servers List button to refresh the servers list.