Initiate a Connection for HP ALM/QC

    EOL NOTE: We are moving Exalate for HP QC/ALM into basic maintenance mode. This transition period will last until June 2024, after which support will be halted completely. For more information, please see

    Before you set up a Connection in Script mode ensure that:

    • your instance is public.
    • you are either in the Evaluation (trial) period or have a Paid license.

    Initiate a Connection in Script Mode from HP ALM/ QC


    It doesn't matter which side you start initiating the Connection from. The Exalate UI will remain the same. If you are initiating the connection you become the source and the other side becomes the destination.

    1. Navigate to the Connections tab in the Exalate console.

    2. Click Initiate Connection

    3. Choose the type of the destination instance.

    Based on the type Exalate knows how to communicate with the Destination Instance.

    You can synchronize with the following types of instances:

    • Public - the destination instance which is in a public network and you can access it from your side.
    • Private - the destination instance in a private network or behind the firewall and you cannot access it from your side.
      The configuration depends on the connection type.

    Choose Public and click Next.

    4. Specify Connection information.

    Destination instance URL - available only for public connections

    Instance short names are used to name both sides of the synchronization. The connection name is based on the instances' short names. 

    The connection name is limited to 255 characters.

    The Connection information describes the following:



    Local instance short nameA short name for your instance 
    Destination instance short nameA short name for the destination instance
    Connection nameName of the connection
    DescriptionDescription of the connection

    5. Click Next.

    6. Choose the sync rules template.

    The connection between instances requires sync behavior configuration on both sides. Exalate generates default sync rules to synchronize basic issue fields. You can adapt the Sync Rules later.

    Single Project:



    7. Click Initiate.

    8. Click Copy invitation code.

    You can send the invitation code to the destination instance admin

    When the other side accepts your invitation your connection will be activated. Refresh the Connections page to see the Connection status change.