Installing HCL OneTest Performance

To test the performance of an application, you must install HCL OneTest Performance.

Before you begin

About this task

For more information about installing the product from the command prompt in the silent mode, see IBM Installation Manager Knowledge Centre.

  • You cannot upgrade to the latest version of the product. You must uninstall the existing version of the product before installing the latest version of the product.

  • Currently, collection of response time breakdown data from macOS system is not supported.


  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 end 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 under 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.
      Note: For Installation Manager to search the predefined IBM® update repository locations for the installed packages, the Search the linked repositories during installation and updates preference on the Repositories preference page must be selected. This preference is selected by default. Internet access is also required. A progress indicator shows that the search is taking place. You can install updates at the same time that you install the base product package.
  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.
    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\HCLIMShared
    • For Linux. /opt/HCL/HCLIMShared
    • For Macintosh. /Applications/HCL/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
      • For Macintosh. /Applications/HCL/HCLOneTest
    3. Click Next to continue.
  10. Optional: On the next Location page, you can choose to extend an existing Eclipse IDE that is installed on your computer, which adds the functions in the packages that you are installing. You must have Eclipse Version 3.6 with the latest updates from to select this option. Click Next to continue.
    Note: HCL OneTest Performance does not support extending an existing Eclipse IDE.
  11. On the Features page under Translations, select the languages for the package group. The corresponding translations for the user interface and documentation for the product package will be installed.
  12. On the next Features page, select the package features to install.
    1. Optional: To see the dependency relationships between features, select Show Dependencies.
    2. Optional: Click a feature to view its brief description under Details .
    3. Select or clear features in the packages. Installation Manager automatically enforces any dependencies with other features and displays updated download sizes and disk space requirements for the installation.
    4. When you integrate HCL OneTest Performance along with Rational® Application Developer or Rational® Software Architect in a shell-shared mode, you must clear Java 8 OpenJDK with Eclipse OpenJ9 check box during the installation. If you not clear this check box, multiple instances of OpenJDK are installed as Rational® Application Developer and Rational® Software Architect already have an existing OpenJDK.
      Note: If you install Rational® Application Developer or Rational® Software Architect in a separate package, you can select the Java 8 OpenJDK with Eclipse OpenJ9 check box.
    5. When you are finished selecting features, click Next to continue.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. License the product.

    See the Applying the license topic.