VMware Horizon – Upgrade Horizon Agents in Templates and redeploy pools

Welcome to my VMware Horizon series. In this session I will describe how I upgraded the VMware Horizon Agent to v. 7.8 in my template and redeployed a desktop pool.

First, I power up the template and open Remote Console. I copy the installer I downloaded from MyVmware to a temp-folder inside the template



Next, I start the VMware Horizon Agent installation wizard, Next



I accept the terms, Next



I’m still using IPv4, Next



I will continue using the same settings I did when I installed the agent the first time, Next



The default installation-path is as good as any, Install



When the installer finishes I restart the template




After the template has rebooted, I will take the opportunity to update Windows from Windows Update. Once the updates are installed I shutdown the template. I remove existing snapshots and create a new snapshot to push to my desktop pool



I log back into Horizon Administrator, select my pool and click Push Image



I select my new snapshot, Next



As this is my LAB, I will use the “Force users to log off” option, Next






After the Push Image procedure finishes, I can verify the inventory of my pool and see that the desktops have the correct agent version



This concludes my agents and pools upgrade, I can now proceed with the final step in my Horizon-upgrade, upgrading the Horizon Clients, covered here: VMware Horizon – Upgrade Horizon Clients


Recommended reading:

VMware Horizon Upgrades


VMware Horizon- Upgrade to v. 7.8

VMware Horizon 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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