Enabling configuration management in project areas (AM application)

This topic applies to the Architecture Management application. To work with multiple versions of architecture elements, link to artifacts in other applications, and work in a global configuration context, an application administrator must enable configuration management capabilities for that project area. After you enable this capability for a project area, you cannot disable it.

Before you begin

About this task

After you enable a project area for configuration management, you cannot disable it. There is no way to reverse the action after you enable a project area. Back up existing repositories before you enable configuration management capabilities. If you restore from a backup, you will lose any changes that were made in all project areas managed by that server.

To support OSLC links between artifacts in ELM applications, all related project areas must be enabled for configuration management as explained on the Configuration Management page in the AM application. To go to this page, see the Procedure.

If you do not enable configuration management for a project area, you can still create development streams and baselines to work with variants in a project area in a lifecycle application, but you cannot include them in global configurations.

For information about reporting and configurations, see Reporting on data in configurations.

Procedure

You can enable configuration management from a project area administration page or in a project area.
Option Description
From a project area administration page
  1. Go to the application administration page: https://fully_qualified_host_name:9443/application_context_root/admin
  2. On the toolbar, click Project Areas > Active Project Areas.
  3. Click the name of the project that requires configuration management capabilities.
  4. Click Configuration Management.
  5. On the Configuration Management page, click the Enable full configuration management radio button.
  6. Click Enable Full Configuration Management near the bottom of the page. Follow any prompts.
From a project area
  1. Click Administration Administration menu > Manage This Project Area.
  2. Click Configuration Management.
  3. On the Configuration Management page, click the Enable full configuration management radio button.
  4. Click Enable Full Configuration Management near the bottom of the page. Follow any prompts.

What to do next

After you enable configuration management, use the options on the Source Control menu to manage your configurations and workspaces.

The configurations in this project area can be grouped with configurations from this project area and other ELM applications to give you a view of all the artifacts (such as requirements, source code, and test artifacts) that are associated with a product version. These groupings of configurations are called global configurations.

You must enable linking of architecture elements to versioned artifacts in other ELM project areas.


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