VMware App Volumes – Upgrade Agent to v. 2.17

Welcome to my VMware App Volumes series. In this session I will describe the steps I took to upgrade the App Volumes Agent in my VDI templates. My initial installation of VMware App Volumes Agent was done with v. 2.14. I have since upgraded it to 2.16. In this session I will upgrade from 2.16 to 2.17, which was released on July 2 2019.

As I did when I upgraded the App Volumes Manager, I download the App Volumes ISO-file from My VMware and extract it. I copy the «Installation»-folder to my VDI-template and launch the setup.exe file.



The App Volumes 2.17 Installation Wizard launches, Next…



I accept the license terms, Next…



In the App Volumes Install Screen, I select “Install App Volumes Agent”, Install…



This selection launches the App Volumes Agent Upgrade Wizard, Next…






When the App Volumes Installation Wizard finishes, Finish…



I click Yes to reboot the VDI template



Once the VDI has rebooted. I prepare the template for deployment, take a new snapshot and push this new image to the desktop pools.

This completes my upgrade of the VMware App Volumes Agent. I replicate this procedure when upgrading my App Volumes Capture VM.


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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