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Introduction

You can synchronize defects and test cases with any of the supported work management systems.

Exalate has a distributed architecture. Exalate for HP ALM/QC converts work management system entities to a common issue format and the other way around. 

Exalate for HP ALM/QC supports HP ALM v. 11.05 - 12.55.

Starting from version 5.0.11, Exalate supports HP ALM/QC version 15.0.


Check out the HP ALM and Jira integration use case.


Configuring Exalate for HP ALM/QC

To configure Exalate for HP ALM/QC:


1. Install Exalate for HP ALM/QC.

Exalate architecture requires installing one Exalate application for each instance.

As far as HP ALM/QC does not offer any integration option for plugins, you need to install a separate server to store the Exalate for HP ALM/QC application and configure it to communicate with your HP ALM/QC. More details.

2. Configure Exalate to communicate with your HP ALM/QC.

To establish the connection between Exalate for HP ALM/QC and the HP ALM instance configure the General Settings. More details.

The user who establishes a connection should have administrative permissions to be able to see all the HP ALM/QC projects and user field configurations.

3. Set up a Connection.

Synchronization between two instances requires a configured Connection.

One side needs to initiate the connection and send an invitation to the partner (the Destination instance). 

The other side needs to finish the configuration from their side. 

You can synchronize with different issue tracking systems by selecting offered Connection types. For example, you can sync between HP ALM/QCand JIRA Cloud or JIRA Server, even if your JIRA server is not accessible from the outside network. For more details check typical use cases

To start a synchronization with your partner - Initiate Connection


If you received an Invitation code - Accept Invitation.

4. Synchronize defects and test cases.

For more details, check Start sync in Exalate for HP ALM/QC.

Configure the synchronization behavior of your use case with the help of configuration guides.