VMware DEM – Upgrade to v. 2111

Release date: January 24th 2022

Welcome to my VMware Dynamic Environment Manager series. The new version of DEM, v. 2111 build, was GA on November 30th 2021. In this section I will describe how I upgraded my VMware DEM Set Up to v. 2111. But first, at what point in an upgrade procedure should we upgrade the VMware DEM Components? According to VMware’s official documentation, Update sequence for Horizon 7, Horizon 8, and compatible VMware products (78445), this should be done after a VMware Tools upgrade as shown below.

To check out all the new features and changes with VMware Dynamic Environment Manager v. 2111, review the Release Notes from VMware posted here: VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Release Notes 2111

Make sure to check out and test the new features, I will come back with posts as I complete my extensive tests at a later time.

Another important part of the release notes to observe, is the part about “Updated Components”. Notice that in this version Application Profiler isn’t updated.

I will base my upgrade procedure on VMware’s official documentation here: Upgrade VMware Dynamic Environment Manager v. 2111 As there is a change in the FlexEngine launch configuration, I can now clean up the GPO settings as describe below.

Upgrade procedure:

  1. Upgrade DEM Agent
  2. Upgrade DEM Manager
  3. Upgrade DEM GPO Templates
  4. Clean Up GPO settings
  5. Upgrade Application Profiler Capture-VM (N/A)

VMware DEM – Upgrades

My VMware DEM LAB Set Up

Official VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Documentation

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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