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BEA AquaLogic® Enterprise Repository 3.0

BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Repository (ALER) provides the tools to manage and govern the metadata for any type of software asset, from business processes and services to patterns, frameworks, applications, components, and data services. ALER maps the relationships and interdependencies that connect those assets to improve impact analysis, promote and optimize their reuse, and measure their impact on the bottom line.

Note: ALER 3.0 RP1 is available. The ALER 3.0 RP1 enhancements do not affect most of the core ALER 3.0 documentation. If no RP1-specific documentation exists for a guide, the link takes you to the core ALER 3.0 guides.

Getting Started


  • Online Help
    Task-based user and administrative online help.
  • User Guide PDF
    Basic features and functions for general users.
  • Administration Guide PDF
    Administrative features and functions, including system settings and advanced configuration.
  • Configuration Guide PDF
    Customizing the ALER environment, such as creating submission upload directories and rebranding ALER.
  • Registrar Guide PDF
    Repository management and workflow features for those in the Registrar role.
  • Automation for Web Services PDF
    Features and functions specifically designed for managing Web Service assets.
  • Import/Export Guide PDF
    Covers the interchange of assets and metadata between instances of ALER.
  • Clustering Guide PDF
    Explains how to utilize the clustering capabilities of ALER.
  • Advanced RBAC Guide PDF
    Role-based access control limits access to and visibility of ALER content by role at the asset and file level.


  • Upgrade Guide PDF
    Explains the hardware, software, and process requirements to upgrade from 2.6 to 3.0 RP1 and from 3.0 to 3.0 RP1.
  • CAP Repository
    To upgrade to ALER 3.0 RP1 from 2.6, you need to access CAP for the upgrade scripts and required datapacks that must be applied after upgrade.

What's New in ALER

  • ALRR Exchange Utility
    Integrates ALER and ALSR bi-directionally so that the metadata from either of these products can flow in either direction through the utility.
  • ALER Integration with VS. NET PDF
    Easily search for and use assets from the repository without leaving the VS .NET IDE environment.
  • Repository Integration with Eclipse
    Using ALER features in standalone Eclipse or in WorkSpace Studio, including the ability to view and submit assembly models or legacy projects.
  • Using SAM in WorkSpace Studio PDF
    Using the Service Assembly Modeler plug-in to create and visualize composite applications.

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