Administering the HCL VersionVault registry

The HCL VersionVault registry is a central repository of information about shared resources such as VOBs and views.

Because it is a distributed application, HCL VersionVault provides a way for users to access shared resources without knowing host names, network paths, or the other information usually required to locate and access a network resource. In addition to information about VOB and view locations, the HCL VersionVault registry stores default values, established by an administrator, for typical client host settings.

Every HCL VersionVault host is assigned to (that is, is a client of) a single registry host. The registry server host is typically specified during the site preparation process and can be any computer on which HCL VersionVault is installed. Clients use remote procedure calls (RPCs) to communicate with the registry server. These RPCs request information from the registry as needed and modify registry data when VOBs or views are created or moved or when community defaults are changed.

Every HCL VersionVault community depends on its registry. If the registry server host becomes unavailable or registry data becomes corrupted, users cannot access artifacts under HCL VersionVault control.
Note: The HCL VersionVault registry is not related to the Windows® registry in any way.