VMware Unified Access Gateway – Upgrade to v. 2203

Release date: May 9th 2022

Welcome to my VMware Unified Access Gateway series. The new version of Unified Access Gateway, 2203, was GA on March 29th 2022. In this section I will describe how I upgraded my UAG’s to v. 2203

To check out all the new features and changes with VMware Unified Access Gateway 2203, read the release notes from VMware posted here: Release Notes for VMware Unified Access Gateway 2203, below are some of the most important changes.

First, I download the necessary installation media from VMware Customer Connect to my deployment server. Next I export the settings before I start upgrading.

I copy the new OVA-file and the updated uagdeploy powershell files to my working directory

Then I edit the ini-files with new ova filename

Finally, I deploy the UAG with the new ova-file using the existing ini-files. As we can see from the screenshot below, the script automatically shuts down the existing UAG and deletes it, before deploying the new UAG using the settings I defined in the ini-files. NOTE: When executing the uagdeploy.ps1 script, I previously used PASSWORD PASSWORD false false no as parameters, but these no longer works. I replaced PASSWORD with the passwords I wanted to use instead, which works flawlessly. For details see: Using PowerShell to Deploy the Unified Access Gateway Appliance

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When the update is complete, I log in and check that all my settings are correct, I also login to VMware Horizon Administrator, where I can see that the Gateways are up and running the new version

To complete the upgrade I re-apply the TLS certificate setup with the certificates I exported from my HAProxy server, as described here: HAProxy Export certificates This completes the UAG upgrade, and I do a test by logging in through the HAProxy and UAG’s. With this done, I can now proceed with upgrading the agents within the Horizon Desktops, covered here:

VMware Unified Access Gateway – Upgrades

VMware Unified Access Gateway 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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