Migrate ALM to SaaS

This section provides you with important information on how to migrate ALM from on-premises to SaaS. It's relevant only when you are planning to run ALM in a SaaS environment.

Migration plan overview

The following table provides an overview of a OpenText SaaS migration plan.

Phase Customer Action Items OpenText Action Items

Set up new ALM

(1-2 weeks)

  • Provide environment information and database
  • Inventory information on number of projects, size, and integrations
  • Determine sample projects for dry run
  • Create, validate, and deploy MSI bundle
  • Kick off
  • Review SOW
  • Provision new environment
  • Provide guidance on data extract and format
  • Provide query for reports
  • Provide ftp account
  • Project Plan

Upload data

(1-2 weeks)

  • Extract and zip data
  • Upload and ship drive
  • 'Iterative step'
  • Set up remote network drive
  • Create, validate, and deploy MSI bundle
  • Download, extract, and copy data
  • Validate data format

Upgrade sample projects

(1-3 weeks)

  • Restore and upgrade sample projects
  • Smart repository optimizations
  • Convert from other databases to Oracle
  • Sanity checks and release

Dry-Run validation

(3-8 weeks)

  • Validate migrated and upgraded projects
  • Perform out-of-the-box break fix, guidance, and document
  • Verify project
  • Start and finalize plans for migrations batches and dates
  • Critical step to ensure successful and uneventful migration
  • Provide support
  • Out-of-the-box break fix
  • Start and finalize plans for migration batches and dates

Upgrade product

(2-4 weeks)

  • Ensure no checked out entities before extract
  • Extract data (plan accordingly)
  • Zip up and upload
  • Perform post migration validation and fixes
  • Link and push template
  • Sign off
  • Weekday migrations
  • Iterative pending on number of batches
  • Perform technical batch migrations and upgrade
  • Perform necessary fixes
  • Post upgrade support
  • Weekday migration
  • Iterative pending on number of batches

Note: This is an overview of a OpenText SaaS migration project plan. Individual tasks specific to the migration will be based on customer readiness. The final project plan will be agreed to between OpenText SaaS and the customer following project kickoff.

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ALM environment diagram

This diagram illustrates the ALM SaaS environment and interaction between ALM and customer AUT environments.

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Migration tasks

For details about SaaS migration, see the following instructions:

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