Adding a Package to the Download Center

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To add a package, verify that your environment meets the requirements, specify the label, add the download file, assign the permissions, and then review the package summary.

Verify That Your Environment Meets the Requirements

Verify that your environment meets the requirements:

  • Your CommCell user account must be assigned to a role that has the Download Center Management permission. For more information, see User Access Levels for Download Center.

  • Verify that a repository is available for adding packages. For more information, see Repositories.

  • Verify that the readme for the package is available and is an allowed file type.

    Copy the readme file to the appropriate repository.

    The allowed file types are DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, HTM, HTML, and PDF.

  • Verify that the data you want to add as a package is located in one of the following repository types:

    • ObjectStore: Add data to the ObjectStore using the ObjectStore APIs or the Edge interface. For more information, see the following topics:

    • Network location: Add data to the appropriate network location specified in the repository configurations.

    • Web Server: Add data to the local Web Server. The data must be added to the software_installation_path/packages folder or to the folder configured to store the packages for the Download Center.

      For Web Server and network share repositories, you can upload packages from your local computer to the repository to add the package to the Download Center.

Go to the Package

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Web console > Download Center.

    The Download center page appears.

  2. On the Downloads tab, click Add package.

    The Add package page appears and displays the Label package tab.

Specify Metadata for the Package

Specify metadata, such as name, readme file, and category, for the package.

  1. On the Label package tab, in the Package name box, enter a name for the package.

  2. In the Package description box, enter a description about the package.

  3. For Readme location, select the readme file.

    Tip: To upload a file to the repository, click Upload.

  4. From the Category list, select the category to associate with the package.

  5. From the Version list, select the version number of the package.

  6. To specify a rank for the package to appear in order in the Download Center, in the Rank box, enter a number.

    For example, a package with rank 1 appears above the package with rank 2.

  7. To use an icon to represent the package, beside Software icon, click SELECT ICON, and then select an image.

  8. To specify the time when users can view and download the package, in the Release period start box, enter a date and time.

    If you remove the start time, only a Download Center administrator can view the package.

  9. To specify the time after when users cannot view and download the package anymore, in the Release period end box, enter a date and time.

Define a Package

  1. On the Define package tab, click Add download.

    The Add a package file dialog box appears.

  2. From the Platform list, select the operating system of the file, if any.

  3. From the Download type list, select the file type.

  4. Beside Location, click Browse repository.

    The Browse repository files dialog box appears.

  5. From the Repository list, select the repository that contains the file.

  6. Select the file.

    Tip: To upload a file to the repository, click Upload.

  7. Click Select.

  8. To enter an MD5 checksum for an ObjectStore repository, create the hash value using a third-party tool, and then in the MD5 checksum box, enter the hash value.

    Note:

    • To validate the hash value, you can use a third-party tool such as Microsoft PowerShell. For example, the Get-FileHash PowerShell command returns the hash value: Get-FileHash -Path "C:\Users\Downloads\MyFile.zip" -Algorithm MD5

    • If the repository is a Web Server or a network location, the MD5 Checksum box is automatically populated with a hash value.

  9. Click Save.

Assign the Permissions

  1. Go to the Permissions page.

    Tip: To make a package visible to all users, create a CommCell group named Everyone, and then add the Everyone group to the Visible to list. For more information, see Users and User Groups.

  2. On the Permissions tab, to specify which users and user groups can view and download the package after the date in the Release period start box, in the Visible to box, enter users and user groups.

  3. To specify which users and user groups must not view and download the package after the date in the Release period end box, in the Not visible to box, enter users and user groups.

  4. To permit users to view and download the package as soon as it is added to the Download Center, even though the package is not yet available to other users, in the Early preview users box, enter the users and user groups.

    Note: Users added in the Early preview users box can view packages even if the users are added in the Not visible to box.

Review the Package Summary

  1. On the Summary tab, review the package information.

  2. Click Submit.