VMware Horizon – Upgrade to v. 7.8

Welcome to my VMware Horizon series. In this session I will describe how I upgraded my VMware Horizon setup to v. 7.8

To check out all the new features and changes with VMware Horizon 7.8, check out this very informative blog by Cynthia Heyer Carroll: VMware Horizon 7.8 and CART 5 – What’s New

Prior to upgrading Horizon, I check out VMware Product Interoperability Matrices to see that my planned upgrade path is supported.

SupportedUpgrades-01

 

The procedure normally used for upgrading is as follows

  1. Upgrade Composer (If in use)
  2. Upgrade Connection servers
  3. Upgrade GPO-Bundle
  4. Upgrade VMware Horizon View Agent in template and redeploy pools
  5. Upgrade Clients

 

As I also have User Environment Manager, App Volumes and JMP set up in my lab, I will upgrade these components as well, posted below:

  1. Upgrade User Environment Manager to 9.7.0
  2. Upgrade App Volumes to 2.16
  3. Upgrade JMP to 7.8

 

Recommended reading:

VMware Horizon Upgrades

 

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.