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New: Get all the info on changes to checked-out ClearCase files

A few months ago we released a new utility (named “Get Real Change”) that quickly determines where the code was REALLY changed; by whom; what defect \activity it’s related to, as well as other change–related info (and this works even the change was made on a faraway branch many years ago or even it was […]

Jenkins Monitoring: New Release and New Video are Now Available

Introducing ALM Vitality Monitoring for Jenkins

Last week we released v1.4 of our monitoring & alerting solution for Jenkins hosts. To mark the occasion, we created a short new video that introduces this cutting-edge tool: Watch 3 min. introductory video:   Click to download ALM Vitality Did you know? ALM Vitality provides continuous monitoring and it covers the following checks: Monitoring […]

Installing Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Integration with ClearCase

Since releasing the demo on integrating ClearCase 9.0 with Visual Studio 2015 and with our Visual Annotate Extension for Visual Studio and ClearCase, I’ve been asked how to enable that ClearCase integration with Visual Studio 2015 – so I made a ZIP file for ClearCase users which should work for ClearCase 9.0. Note: (a) ClearCase […]

ALM Vitality v1.4 is Out! See What’s New for Monitoring Jenkins, ClearCase, and ClearQuest

Dasboard of ALM Vitality

We’re happy to announce the new release of ALM Vitality v1.4, our vitality monitoring and alerting tool for Jenkins, ClearCase, ClearQuest. In this release we’re focused on some enhancements based on requests from our veteran users, including support for Oracle database; UI improvements and email alert improvements. Click to download   What is new in […]

ClearCase 9.0 is out!

ClearCase 9.0 was finally released last week, giving me the opportunity to install it, see how it works and make sure that our complementary add-on tools are working seamlessly with this brand-new version! These are my insights so far: Installing new VOB server and clients on Windows is quite easy and straight-forward. You can also […]

The Importance of well-defined thresholds when administering ClearCase, Jenkins or ClearQuest

This time I’d like to share some insights we observed when we helped our first users to install our monitoring & alerting tool for ClearCase, Jenkins and ClearQuest. A threshold is the point at which your system begins to experience difficulties. For example: high memory usage in your Jenkins master or a low number of […]

How To Fix Outages Quickly And Avoid Embarrassing Faults

Embarrassing ClearCase ClearQuest Jenkins

This time I’d like to talk about the touchy issue when a service (you take charge of) does not function and you’re the last one to know about… Would’t you want to avoid this the next time it happens? For instance, If you take charge of ClearCase: don’t you want to know when a certain […]

The Challenge of Getting Full Control Over your Jenkins Deployment

Getting Full Control Over your Jenkins Deployment

We at ALMtoolbox spend a great portion of our time talking and understanding our customer’s pains. One of the most painful issues Jenkins administrators raise is that they cannot control all of the parts of their Jenkins environment if they are not part of the IT team. As a result the administrator may not find […]

The Challenge of Getting Full Control Over Your ClearCase ClearQuest Deployment

ALM Vitality dashboard

We at ALMtoolbox spend a great portion of our time talking and understanding our customer’s pains. One of the most painful issues ClearCase & ClearQuest administrators raise is that they cannot control all of the parts of their environment if they are not part of the IT team. As a result the administrator may not […]

LIVE Webcast: Monitoring Performance and Vitality of Jenkins

I’m happy to announce the release of our ALM Vitality v1.2. This tool continuously monitors Jenkins and gives you smart alerts and notifications about the current state of your critical systems. We created this tool based on requests from many Jenkins, ClearCase & ClearQuest users who want to gain better control over their systems; be […]