This Readme provides the latest information about ALM Solutions Connector 6.2.2.
ALM Solutions Connector (ALM SC) is a flexible set of services and programs for Windows or UNIX/Linux platforms that enables you to deploy to z/OS through Micro Focus ChangeMan ZMF.
In this topic:
About this release
|What's new?||For a list of enhancements in ALM Solutions Connector 6.2.2, see What's new in ALM SC 6.2.2.|
|Download||Download the ALM Solutions Connector 6.2.2 zip file from the ALM Solutions Connector product page.
Note: Ensure that Common Tools are up to date. If your current Tomcat version is earlier than 126.96.36.199, download and install the latest Common Tools.
|Install / upgrade ALM Solutions Connector||To install ALM SC or upgrade it from version 6.0 or later, follow the instructions in Install or upgrade ALM Solutions Connector.
To upgrade from versions earlier than 6.0, contact Support for assistance.
|Integrate ChangeMan ZMF with Release Control||To integrate ChangeMan ZMF with Release Control 6.0.1 and later, use the ChangeMan ZMF plugin and ALM Solutions Connector.
Note: There are additional ways to integrate products with ChangeMan ZMF using ALM Solutions Connector. For help with custom integrations, contact Support.
|Install / upgrade the ChangeMan ZMF plugin for Release Control||To install the ChangeMan ZMF plugin for Release Control, see the Release Control Plugin Help in the Documentation Center.
The ChangeMan ZMF plugin 3.6 is required to use ALM Solutions Connector 6.2.2.
To upgrade the ChangeMan ZMF plugin, see the Release Control Plugins Readme in the Documentation Center.
|Supported platforms||For details about supported platforms, see the Supported Platforms.|
|Known issues||For a list of known issues, see the Known issues.|
|Documentation||For configuration details, see the ALM Solutions Connector Configuration Guide. The guide covers the integration with Release Control.|
|Helpful links||To learn more about the ALM Solutions Connector, see the Knowledge Base.|
The new enhancements in the latest ALM Solutions Connector version include:
Rollover of setup log files
The system prevents the setup log files from becoming too large. When the log file reaches the limit of 50 MB, the system automatically closes it and creates a new log file.
Known security issues are fixed, and third-party tools are upgraded to newer and more secure versions.
To install ALM Solutions Connector or upgrade it from version 6.0 or later to the latest version:
- Download the latest ALM Solutions Connector installation files from the ALM Solutions Connector product page.
- (Optional) If your current Tomcat version is earlier than 188.8.131.52, download and install the latest Common Tools.
If you are upgrading, back up your earlier version. Copy the following directories:
to a backup location, for example: C:\Program Files\Micro Focus\common\tomcat\8.5\webapps
Install the new version of the ALM Solutions Connector services:
Extract the following war files from the installation zip file:
Stop Common Tomcat.
Ensure that the Common Tomcat directory is writeable and none of the existing services files are in use.
Copy all the war files into the Common Tomcat webapps directory, for example: C:\Program Files\Micro Focus\common\tomcat\8.5\webapps
Start Common Tomcat. When running, the server automatically unpacks and deploys the war files.
After installing the ALM Solutions Connector services, manually configure resource properties for the following services:
If they are not encrypted, you can use your backed-up versions of the properties files to get the values you need for setup.
The host and port information for ChangeMan ZMF as well as the URL for ALM Solutions Connector are specified in the ChangeMan ZMF plugin configuration. You can define multiple plugin configurations that point to different ChangeMan ZMF systems and ALM Solutions Connector configurations.
For details, see the ALM Solutions Connector Configuration Guide > Install and Configure the ALM Solutions Connector Services.
Here are the issues known to exist at the time of release:
Audit requests do not show as completed if the audit return code is 20.
If you run a change package audit request, and the ChangeMan ZMF task is somehow terminated during the run, the audit return code returned to ALM Solutions Connector is 20. In this situation, the audit task may not show as completed in the integrating product, even if it is successfully completed in ChangeMan ZMF (DEF275298).
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Comodo Code Signing Certificate
The code signing certificate for ALM Solutions Connector was changed from Verisign to Comodo starting on January 1, 2017.
If you are installing this product on a computer with an older version of Windows, or on a computer without automatic Windows updates, the Comodo root certificate may not automatically be included as a trusted root certificate.
In such cases, we recommend manually configuring Comodo as a trusted root certificate.
For more details, see: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/dn265983.aspx.
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