How to Manage CDA Servers

This task describes how to create CDA servers in Lab Management. You manage CDA servers in Lab Management and implement CDA linkages in ALM.

Use the following workflow to configure CDA in ALM:

  1. Update the Communication Security Passphrase.

    1. In Site Administration, update the COMMUNICATION_SECURITY_PASSPHRASE site parameter. For details, see Set configuration parameters.
    2. Restart the Application Lifecycle Management service on the ALM server.

  2. Create the CDA Server in Lab Management.

    1. In Lab Management, select Servers > CDA Servers.

    2. Click the New CDA Server button .

      Note: You can only have one CDA server per site.

    3. In the New CDA Server dialog box, enter your server information. For details about the CDA fields, see CDA Servers Module Fields. For user interface details, see New CDA Server Dialog Box.

    4. After you submit, the CDA server data undergoes a compatibility check. The internal URL is used to check connectivity. If there are no problems with connectivity, your CDA server appears in the grid.

  3. Update Project Settings.

    1. In Lab Management, select Lab Settings > Project Settings.

    2. Select the relevant project from the grid and click the Project Settings Details button.

    3. In the Project Settings Details dialog box, update the CDA Server and CDA Domain fields. Click OK.

    Your CDA server is now ready to be linked with ALM.