VMware App Volumes – Upgrade Manager to v. 2111

Release date: February 7th 2022

Welcome to my VMware App Volumes series. In this session I will describe the steps I took to upgrade my App Volumes Manager. My initial installation of VMware App Volumes was done with v. 2.14. I have since upgraded several times. In this session I will upgrade to v. 2111, which was released on November 30th 2021, version

Before I do the upgrade of my App Volumes manager, I shut down the server and take a snapshot. I also make sure to do a database backup of the App Volumes database and backup the nginx config file and certificates I created using OpenSSL, as described here: VMware App Volumes – Replace App Volumes Manager self-signed certificate with Domain CA signed certificate

Furthermore, I check out the release notes from VMware posted here: VMware App Volumes 4, version 2111 and check out the upgrade compability vs. App Volumes, here: VMware Product Interoperability Matrices. Once done, I start out by downloading the installation media from VMware Customer Connect and unpack the ISO-file.

Before launching the upgrade, I verify the installed version and note down the database and server name defined in the system ODBC source svmanager

From the «Installation» folder I launch the setup.msi file

The App Volumes 2111 Installation Wizard launches, Next

I accept the license terms, Next

In the App Volumes Install Screen, I select “Install App Volumes Manager“, Install

This selection launches the App Volumes Manager Installation Wizard, Next


OK to reboot afterwards…

When the App Volumes Installation Wizard finishes, Finish

After the upgrade is complete, I verify installed version and reboot the server.

Once the server has rebooted, and the App Volumes service is running, I verify that I can access the App Volumes Manager web console and that the certificate is correct. If everything works as planned afterwards, I delete the snapshot I created beforehand. This completes my upgrade of the VMware App Volumes Manager.

In environments with more than one App Volumes Manager, I would recommend reviewing VMware’s guidelines for Rolling Upgrades, available here: Considerations for Performing Rolling Upgrades

I can now proceed with updating the App Volumes Agent, posted here: VMware App Volumes – Upgrade Agent to v. 2111

VMware App Volumes Product Page

VMware App Volumes planning, deployment etc.

Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.

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