Upgrade the Robots

In this article, learn how to upgrade the robots in your domain, including the robots on secondary hubs. 
In this article, learn how to upgrade the robots in your domain, including the robots on secondary hubs. 
does not support the use of native installers to perform robot upgrades. To upgrade your robots, you must use the 
package that is available in either the Admin Console or Infrastructure Manager Archive.
For first-time robot installations, the native robot installers are still supported.  
  • For more information about upgrading to secure robots, see Secure Hub and Robot.
  • Do not include the source robot (where distsrv/ade is running) in the list while applying the bulk robot_update.
  • In CA UIM releases prior to 9.0.2, if you want to upgrade a secondary robot to 7.96, you must import robot 7.96 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable package (for example, vs2017_vcredist_x86).
  • From CA UIM 9.2.0 onward, hub/robot- and probe-level licensing requirements have been removed. Deploy the hub, robot, and distsrv versions released with CA UIM 9.2.0 to remove the license dependency. If you want to continue with the older versions of hub and probes that require an extension of the license, contact Support so that they can assist you in extending the license (if required). We recommend taking a backup of the existing licenses before upgrading to CA UIM 9.2.0.
  • distsrv 9.20 has a dependency on robot 9.20/9.20S.
  • CA UIM 9.2.0 uses OpenJDK instead of Oracle JDK. For more information about the OpenJDK usage in CA UIM, see Adopting OpenJDK
  • When a robot is upgraded, it is recommended to upgrade the controller plug-ins like attr_publisher as well. It is mandatory in the case of a robot upgrade from an older version to 7.97. Otherwise, attr_publisher does not work.
Upgrade the Robots Using the Admin Console
Deploy the 
 package to the robot you want to update.
Upgrade the Robots Using the Infrastructure Manager
Follow these steps:
  1. Launch Infrastructure Manger on your upgraded primary hub (or another hub with an updated archive).
  2. Locate the 
     package in the 
  3. Drag-and-drop the package onto the icon of the robot you want to update.