VMware App Volumes – Upgrade Manager to v. 2.17

Welcome to my VMware App Volumes series. In this session I will describe the steps I took to upgrade my App Volumes Manager. My initial installation of VMware App Volumes 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. When I log in on my App Volumes Manager server, I can verify the installed version in Control Panel.



Before I do the upgrade of App Volumes manager, I shut down the server and take a snapshot. I also make sure to do a database backup of the App Volumes database. I furthermore check out the release notes from VMware posted here: VMware App Volumes 2.17 Release Notes

I also check out the compability vs. Horizon, here: VMware Product Interoperability Matrices

The necessary installation media I download from My VMware and unpack the ISO-file. From the «Installation» folder I 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 Manager”, Install…



This selection launches the App Volumes Manager Installation Wizard, Next…






When the App Volumes Installation Wizard finishes, Finish…



After the upgrade is complete, I verify installed version and reboot the server. (Although this probably isn’t necessary, I do this anyway to make sure changes are activated). When the server is up and running again, I log into the web GUI and verify my settings, AppStacks etc.

This completes my upgrade of the VMware App Volumes Manager. I will now proceed with updating the App Volumes Agent in my VDI Template, posted here: VMware App Volumes – Upgrade Agent


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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