Install the product software

Use these instructions to install HCL OneTest™ Embedded.

Before you begin

  • HCL Products and Platforms manages software licensing and downloads through the License and Delivery Portal. You must have ordered software and followed the instructions that you received to activate your entitlement and download the software from the Portal. These instructions help you complete the following steps:
    • Order the software. Gather the URL and login credentials for the HCL License & Delivery Portal.
    • Log in to the Portal.
    • Create a User associated with your account.
    • Create a Device to host the license server and record the server ID that is returned when the device is created. Important: The server ID uniquely identifies your company’s entitlement and must be kept secure.
    • Map your entitlement to the license server Device.
    • Download the software.
  • Download and install IBM® Installation Manager from

About this task

To learn how to install the product from a command prompt in silent mode, see the Installing Silently section of the IBM Installation Manager Knowledge Center.

To install version 8.1 you must first uninstall the previous version of the product and then install the new one.


  1. Review the Installation considerations, if you have not done so already.
  2. In the Installation Manager, click File > Preferences > Repositories, and add a repository link to the product's setup disk and click OK.
  3. Click Install.
  4. Click a product package to highlight it. The description of the package is displayed in the Details pane at the bottom of the screen.
  5. To search for updates to the product packages, click Check for Other Versions, Fixes, and Extensions. If updates for a product package are found, then they are displayed in the Installation Packages list on the Install Packages page below their corresponding products. Only recommended updates are displayed by default.
    • To view all updates that are found for the available packages, click Show all versions.
    • To display a package description in the Details pane, click the package name. If additional information about the package is available, such as a readme file or release notes, a More info link is included at the end of the description text. Click the link to display the additional information in a browser. To fully understand the package that you are installing, review all information.
  6. Select the product package and any updates to the package to install. Updates that have dependencies are automatically selected and cleared together. Click Next to continue.
    Note: If you install multiple packages at the same time, then all the packages are installed into the same package group.
  7. On the Licenses page, read the license agreement for the selected package. If you selected more than one package to install, there might be a license agreement for each package. On the left side of the License page, click each package version to display its license agreement. The package versions that you selected to install (for example, the base package and an update) are listed under the package name.
    1. If you agree to the terms of all of the license agreements, click I accept the terms of the license agreements.
    2. Click Next to continue.
  8. On the Location page, type the path for the shared resources directory in the Shared Resources Directory field, or accept the default path. The shared resources directory contains resources that can be shared by one or more package groups. Click Next to continue.
    The default path to use follows:
    • For Windows. C:\Program Files\HCL\HCLOneTest\HCLIMShared
    • For Linux. /opt/HCL/HCLOneTest/HCLIMShared
    Important: You can specify the shared resources directory only the first time that you install a package. Use your largest disk for this to help ensure adequate space for the shared resources of future packages. You cannot change the directory location unless you uninstall all packages.
  9. On the Location page, create a package group to install the product package into or if this is an update, use the existing package group. A package group represents a directory in which packages share resources with other packages in the same group. To create a package group:
    1. Click Create a new package group.
    2. Type the path for the installation directory for the package group. The name for the package group is created automatically.
      The default path follows:
      • For Windows. C:\Program Files\HCL\HCLOneTest
      • For Linux. /opt/HCL/HCLOneTest
    3. Click Next to continue.
  10. On the Summary page, review your choices before installing the product package. To change the choices that you made on previous pages, click Back, and make your changes. When you are satisfied with your installation choices, click Install to install the package. A progress indicator shows the percentage of the installation that is completed.
  11. When the installation process is complete, a message confirms the completion of the process.
    1. Click View log file to open the installation log file for the current session in a new window. You must close the Installation Log window to continue.
    2. In the Install Package wizard, select whether to start the product when you exit.
    3. Click Finish to start installing the selected package.
  12. License the product.

    See the Setting up licensing topic.