Installation Methods

You can install the software using the stand-alone installer either in the GUI mode or in the silent mode. You can select the installation method that works best for your environment.

You can use the GUI mode to install the software from electronic images or downloaded packages. Alternatively, you can use the silent mode to install the software on multiple systems as a non-interactive method. You have to generate the properties file first to install the software in the silent mode.

Installing the software by using the stand-alone installer in GUI mode

You can use the GUI mode in the stand-alone installer program to install software from electronic images or downloaded packages.

Before you begin

You must have completed the following tasks:

  • Completed the tasks given in the Prerequisites section. For more information about prerequisites, see the related links at the end of this page.
  • Deleted the installer.properties file generated from the previous installation process if it is present in the same directory where you are installing a newer version of the product.

Procedure

  1. Download the HCL OneTest™ Server software package from the FlexNet portal.
  2. Extract the downloaded software package.
  3. Run the executable file that is present within the extracted folder. To run the executable file, right-click the HCL-OneTest-Server-WIN-X64.exe file and click Run as Administrator. The GUI window is launched.
  4. On the Introduction page, read through the details and click Next.
  5. On the License Agreement page, review the licensing information and select the I accept check box. Click Next.
  6. On the Server Name page, enter the host name with the domain name. For example, <host name>.<domain name>.com.
    Note: If your DNS server is unable to resolve your host name, you can enter the IP address. For example, <IP address>.nip.io.
  7. On the License Server page, enter the license server details such as license server ID and server URL. .
  8. On the Installation Folder page, browse and select a folder where you want to install the server. Alternatively, you can install the server in the default location C:\Program Files\HCL.
  9. On the Restore User Data page, select Yes if you want to restore the backed-up user data and select the snapshot file. Otherwise, select No to skip restore and continue with the installation.
    Note: By default, the backed-up user data is available at the following location on C:\ProgramData\HCL\Snapshot.

    If you do not find the ProgramData folder while you browse to select the back up file, you have to first include the hidden files in the directory.

  10. On the Pre-Installation Summary page, read the details about the installation.

    By using the build number of the installer you can get better assistance from the support team as the build number contains complete the information about the installer. You can also get the build number from installvariables.properties file stored in the <install-dir\uninstall> location.

  11. Click Install to proceed with the installation.
  12. On the Starting the server page, click Next.
  13. On the Install Complete page, select the Manage Server check box to access the server after you complete the installation. Alternatively, you can obtain the URL details of the server from the file located at <install-dir>/Logs. You can obtain the URL of the server from the startup_log.txt file. On successful installation, the server services start running automatically.
  14. To check for errors that occurred during installation, access the log file available at <install-dir>\Logs.

Installing the software by using the stand-alone installer in silent mode

You can install the software automatically without manual intervention in the silent mode installation method. This method is helpful when you want to deploy the software in a large network.

Before you begin

You must have completed the following tasks:

  • Completed the tasks given in the Prerequisites section. For more information about prerequisites, see the related links at the end of this page.
  • Deleted the installer.properties file generated from the previous installation if you are installing a newer version of the product.
  • Created the properties file that has to be passed during the installation process. See Creating the properties file.

About this task

When you provide the command for silent mode installation, you have to pass the properties file that contains inputs and parameters required to complete the installation process.

Procedure

To install the software in the silent mode, perform the following steps:

  1. Run the command prompt as an administrator.
  2. Change to the directory where you have downloaded the zip file. Enter the following command:

    cd Downloads\<directory path>
    For example, cd Downloads\

  3. Extract the downloaded zip file HCL-OneTest-Server-WIN-X64.exe_10.0.0.v20190617_1114.zip
  4. Enter the following command to install the software: HCL-OneTest-Server-WIN-X64.exe -i silent -f <path of properties file\properties file name>

Results

On successful installation of HCL OneTest Server, a URL to access the server is displayed.

What to do next

You can start HCL OneTest Server UI by using the browser.

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