Getting started with global configurations

Users with certain responsibilities have specific tasks to do to get started with using global configurations. The following information provides pointers to topics for initial steps to take.

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The following diagram demonstrates an example workflow that includes operations that are completed in the Global Configuration Management (GCM) application and in the Rational® solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) applications.

Most of the tasks that support global configurations are performed by the configuration lead. All of the tasks in the "Working" section of the graphic are completed by the configuration lead, except "Work with global configurations," which links to a group of topics called "Working with configurations in CLM applications" that users might perform in the GCM application.

To learn about configuration management and decide if using configuration management tools is right for your team, see the guidance article for links to videos, considerations, and other resources to help you.

To find out detailed information about any of the following topics, click the text to link to a topic or group of topics.

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tasks that users perform to get started. Click a box to open a topic. Deployment and installation planning for the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management Getting started: Server and repository administrator Getting started for application administrators Administering global configuration project areas Workflow for global configurations Creating a component to establish a work context Adding configurations to a stream Managing global configurations

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