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IBM Rational ClearCase 7.0: Master the Tools That Monitor, Analyze, and Manage Software Configurations by Tatiana Shpichko, Marc Girod

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The main concepts

ClearCase defines several sub-functions that build up a network of server-client relationships. These functions may be mapped onto different hosts. On every host running a ClearCase functionality, we'll find one location broker (albd_server) process, which plays the role of a postman. It is always accessible via a well-known address, at port 371, and will answer requests concerning the location of processes in charge of the other functions. Note that standalone installations, where all functions are run on a single machine, are possible.

A command line utility, aldb_list, is available to check that this essential process is up and running, and, from remote hosts, is reachable.

Its response will be a list of all ClearCase processes ...

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