VMware Horizon – Upgrade Horizon Linux Agent to v. 2111

Release date: January 4th 2022

Welcome to my VMware Horizon series. In this session I will describe how I upgraded the VMware Horizon Linux Agent in my template to v. 2111. I have previously shown how to upgrade the Linux Agent for VMware Horizon here: VMware Horizon – Upgrade Horizon Linux Agent to v. 2103. In this session I will describe the process for upgrading the VMware Horizon Agent for my Linux Multi-session Desktop Farm to v.2111.

First, I power up the template and open VMware Remote Console. I log in and start out by downloading the installation media from VMware Customer Connect

Once downloaded, I unpack it in the Downloads folder

Next, I log out from the desktop and reboot to ensure the VMwareBlastServer process isn’t running

Before I can Putty into the desktop I need to know the IP address

I check the documentation to determine the correct command line options to use during upgrade here: Command-Line Options for Installing Horizon Agent for Linux

I connect using Putty and run the following command to upgrade:

sudo ./install_viewagent.sh -A yes -M yes --multiple-session

Once the installer is finished, I shut down the VM, take a Snapshot and deploy this to my desktop farm. Once the Push-operation is done, I can verify the agent version in my virtual desktops

This completes the Linux Horizon Agent upgrade. The last task when upgrading VMware Horizon, is to upgrade the clients. As I use a local client repository for this, I will proceed with upgrading the repository, posted here: VMware Horizon – Upgrade Horizon Client repository

VMware Horizon – Upgrades

VMware Horizon planning, deployment etc.

Official VMware Horizon 8 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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