Install the CA ALC Client Plugin for Eclipse

The alc client plug-ins for Eclipse are used to connect to a alc server or server cluster using one or more locator instances from inside another Eclipse-based application. Install the plugin using the standard method for adding plugins to Eclipse. This article describes how to install the plugin for an Eclipse 4.3-based IDE, but steps for different versions can vary. For more information about installing third-party plugins, see the Eclipse-based application documentation.
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The
CA ALC
client plug-ins for Eclipse are used to connect to a
CA ALC
server or server cluster using one or more locator instances from inside another Eclipse-based application. Install the plugin using the standard method for adding plugins to Eclipse. This article describes how to install the plugin for an Eclipse 4.3-based IDE, but steps for different versions can vary. For more information about installing third-party plugins, see the Eclipse-based application documentation.
Prerequisites
Your site must meet the following prerequisites before you start the installation procedure:
  • Sun Java JRE 1.7 (minimum version 1.7.0_79) or higher is installed on the target computer
  • The host name or IP address of at least one running locator instance
  • Eclipse-based application (3.5 or higher)
Install 
CA ALC
Follow these steps:
  1. Confirm that your site meets all Software Requirements and Prerequisites.
  2. Locate the
    CA ALC
     Client Eclipse repository on the installation media and launch your Eclipse-based application. Two repositories are generally available. One repository contains the base standalone product and used for customers who want to host p2 product update sites. The other repository is for plugins only. When you install into an existing Eclipse installation, use the plug-in repository.
  3. Launch the
    Install New Software
    dialog. In Eclipse 4.3, this action is done using the
    Help
    ,
    Install New Software
    menu option.
  4. Click
    Add
    .
    The
    Add Repository
    dialog appears.
  5. Click
    Local
    to browse to the repository location.
  6. Name the repository, and click
    OK
    .
    The installation dialog shows the files available in the repository.
  7. Expand the
    CA ALC
    tree and select the
    CA ALC
    Client Feature
    . Choose the version of the plugin that matches your base Eclipse version, and click Next. You can install the
    CA ALC
    Definitions Help Feature
    and the
    CA ALC
    Harvest Integration
    feature under the "All Versions" node. This diagram shows a sample available software dialog.
    This diagram shows a sample available software dialog.  
    Warning!
    Do not select any "Platform" features if they are visible. Installing an Eclipse-based platform into another Eclipse-based application can corrupt the host application and require it to be reinstalled.
  8. Click
    Next
    at the confirmation dialog.
  9. Click 
    I accept the terms of the license agreements
    and click
    Finish
    .
    If you see a warning that the plugin has not been signed, click
    OK
    to continue with the installation.
    A progress dialog displays while the software is installed.
  10. If you are asked to trust certificates from the Eclipse foundation, select them and click
    OK
    to continue with the installation.
  11. Click
    Yes
    when you are prompted to restart Eclipse.
    The plugin is now installed. You can validate the installation by looking for the
    CA ALC
    Client
    perspective.
    When you launch the perspective, you are prompted to log in to a
    CA ALC
    server cluster using a locator. If your organization has not defined a DNS entry for locator1, you are told 
    locator1
    could not be found, and you are prompted to update the locator information. If this occurs, click 
    OK 
    and enter the locator host name or IP for your organization, and the port.