VMware App Volumes – Upgrade to v. 2303

Release date: April 7th 2023

Welcome to my VMware App Volumes series. The new version of VMware App Volumes, 2303, was GA on March 30th 2023, with the version being As far as the release notes go, this release doesn’t seem to have too many new features but a number of bug-fixes instead. The Release Notes contains the following info about what is new, and can be reviewed here: VMware App Volumes 4, version 2303.

Admins can specify credentials for the App Volumes agent to use to access the file shares when using VHD In-Guest operation mode. This feature allows users also to explore the solution preview for deploying App Volumes Manager to Azure. For information about how to deploy App Volumes Manager to Azure, see the VMware App Volumes Manager Deployment Guide for Azure at VMware Docs.

In this section I will describe how I upgraded my VMware App Volumes infrastructure to v. 2303 (, but first, at what point in an upgrade procedure should we upgrade the VMware App Volumes Components? According to VMware’s official documentation, this should be done as shown below.

Before beginning the upgrade, I also verify that the upgrade path is supported in the VMware Interoperability Matrix

The procedure used for upgrading is as follows:

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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