Manage the site (on-premises)

Here are instructions for managing the overall site, such as ALM Octane database servers, mail servers, and logs. This context is also for adding spaces and reviewing the history of modifications to spaces. On-premises site admins can manage the site from the Site area in Settings.

About the site

Site administration includes tasks such as managing ALM Octane database servers, mail servers, and logs.

The site context is also for adding spaces and reviewing the history of modifications to spaces.

On-premises site admins can manage the site from the Site area in Settings.

Manage servers (on-premises)

You can perform the following server management actions in Settings > Site > Servers.

Task How to
View cluster health

In the Cluster Status area, click the cluster.

The Cluster Status dialog box:

  • Indicates whether the cluster is healthy.

  • Provides additional details about the nodes in the cluster, such as their addresses and names.

If the cluster is unhealthy, ALM Octane displays the Hazelcast nodes that are stably connected to ALM Octane. This enables you to troubleshoot the situation and make corrections to the Hazelcast node information in the octane.conf file as necessary.

Refresh the status of the servers to test connectivity in the Application Servers area, click .
Change the database admin password In the Database Servers area, click the server name, change the Admin password, and click Save.
Change log details

In the Application Logs area, click the log file name, change the Level and Max Size, and click Save.

  • Path

    The path of the log file. (Read only)

    The log is written to the relevant log file in the specified path, according to the context in which you are working.

    Example: When you are working in the context of the main ALM Octane application, the log is written to the app.log file located in Path.

  • Level

    Determines the severity of the events to include in the log.

    Valid values are: Fatal, Error, Warn, Info, Debug, Trace.

    Note: If you change the log level to Debug, make sure to change it back when you are finished debugging.

  • Max Size

    When the log size reaches this maximum size in MB, a new log file opens.

Change the mail server host name and port

In the Mail Servers area, click the server name, change the Host name and Port, and click Save.

For LDAP configuration, see Set up LDAP (on-premises).

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Set configuration parameters

Site admins and space admins can set configuration parameters, such as parameters for setting the language, determining from where the Help Center opens, activating basic authentication, and so on: 

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View sessions

You can see information about each session that logged into ALM Octane. This includes:

  • The user ID that logged in

  • The type of client for the session (UI, API user, or API key)

  • The IP address used for the session

  • The duration of the session

  • The session's license edition

To view sessions, click Site and then click the Sessions tab.

You can group sessions.

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