Overview

To synchronize data between ALM Octane workspaces and ALM or JIRA projects, you need to install and configure two separate components: the Synchronizer, and the Integration Bridge agent.

This document describes how to install and set up the Synchronizer, which includes two services:

  • Synchronizer Service. This service handles synchronization of data between endpoints, in this case ALM Octane and ALM or JIRA.

  • Integration Bridge Service (IBS). This service handles general communication between endpoints, in this case between the Integration Bridge agent, and the Synchronizer.

The following diagram illustrates the relationship between these components:

General workflow

To enable synchronization:

  1. Download and install the Integration Bridge service and the Synchronizer service, as described in this document.

  2. Download and install the Integration Bridge agent as described in the ALM Octane Help Center, in the section Set up the Integration Bridge.

    Note that you must set up the Integration Bridge service and the Synchronizer service before installing the Integration Bridge agent.

Deployment

  • We recommend installing the Integration Bridge service, the Synchronizer service, and the Integration Bridge agent on separate, dedicated nodes.

  • The Integration Bridge service, the Synchronizer service, and ALM Octane must all use the same protocol (HTTP/HTTPS), and they must all be installed on the same domain.

  • The Integration Bridge agent must be installed in an environment where it can connect to both ALM or JIRA, and the Integration Bridge service. It can be installed on the same machine as the ALM or JIRA server.

Note: For a comprehensive diagram showing how the synchronizer fits in together with all of the ALM Octane cluster components, see: