Using the AUT Catalog to upload new Notes versions

When a new version of HCL Notes® or HCL Client Application Access becomes available that you want to deploy, you use the AUT Catalog (autcat.nsf) to upload its install executable file to AUT servers.

About this task

The following tables describes AUT Catalog terms to become familiar with before you upload your first install executable.
Table 1. AUT Catalog terms
Term Description
Version Path

A required document that you create in the AUT Catalog to define and upload an install executable file for a new version of Notes, to prepare for deploying it to AUT servers.

A Version Path defines:
  • Type of client kit (platform). For example, for a Notes client StandardAllClient-Win32, StandardNotesClient-Win32, or BasicNotesClient-Win32. Or, for an HCL Client Application Access (HCAA) client, HCAA-Win32.
  • Version(s) to upgrade from;
  • Version to upgrade to.
For example, a Version Path document could define an upgrade of Notes StandardNotesClient-Win32 from 10.0.1 to 10.0.1 FeaturePack 1.
Version Map

A required document that you create in the AUT Catalog that lists at least one Version Path to apply to a set of users. Selecting a Version Map in the Client Upgrade > AUT tab in a Desktop Settings policy is required to upgrade clients of a group of users.

A Version Map can list multiple Version Paths. For example, a Version Map that lists the following two Version Paths allows both Notes standard and basic clients to be upgraded:
  • Upgrade StandardNotesClient-Win32 from 10.0.1 to 10.0.1 FeaturePack 1
  • Upgrade BasicNotesClient-Win32 from 10.0.1 to 10.0.1 FeaturePack 1
Install manifest

An XML file that describes an install executable file that is provided with the web download kit for a new Notes or HCAA version. It provides information such as the release number, the type of client, the language, and the name of the install executable file. When you create a Version Path document, you can import the install manifest so the install executable file information is populated for you.

Here's an example of install manifest content for Notes:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest appid="{3E1B33CC-8C2E-4EED-B6A2-3BB3EE0ACFF1}" name="StandardAllClient-Win32" version="Release 10.0" lang="en">
		<package name="setup10.0.exe" size="81830632" hash="sg+3qzEtiK7djQ23+Glcjs4TI24="/>