Can someone please tell me about the new Lab_Project that shows up in ALM11.52?

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  • Can someone please tell me about the new Lab_Project that shows up in ALM11.52?
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We just recently upgraded to ALM11.52.
Now we have a LAb Management tab in Site admin and a Lab_Project.
What is that all about?

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Asked on October 20, 2015 10:47 pm
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**A note about Lab Management/LAB_PROJECT:**

Starting with QC11.50, QC has an added ''project'' called ''Lab Management'' (seen as LAB_PROJECT on a special LAB Management tab with the ALM license).
Lab Management allows users to manage the lab resources and systems they use for Functional and Performance testing in ALM.

This project is used with the ALM-level license and Performance center to maintain Server-side automated testing to be done from QC/ALM projects.

If you are upgrading from QC11, the Configuration Wizard will create a new/blank Lab Management project, and if you are using QC11.5xx or previously used Performance center and have migrated the LAB_PROJECT database and repository to the NEW server locations, Configuration Wizard will upgrade it, but it will also create a new blank one just in case you need it.

If you are using an ALM-level license, a new tab will appear in Site Administration. The Lab Management tab is used to maintain the LAB_PROJECT. Here, you can do the usual Remove/Restore (slightly different button command locations) and VERIFY/REPAIR/UPGRADE (rt-click menu). So, you could use the blank LAB_PROJECT now, then migrate and VERIFY/REPAIR/UPGRADE one later if you want. - See the HP Lab Management Guide.

If you are using an Enterprise license, this ''Lab Management'' tab will not be visible and you cannot use the LAB_PROJECT directly - QC still places project links into it as you restore or create projects. If you upgrade the license type to the ALM level, you can then immediately use the Lab Management features with your existing projects.

The LAB_PROJECT shows up in the PROJECTS table just like any other QC project, BUT it must stay there - do NOT delete it. This project also comes with a REPOSITORY in the DEFAULT domain folder, DO NOT delete this either, QC needs a working LAB_PROJECT as it creates or restores projects.

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