VMware Horizon View – Upgrade Horizon View Agents in Templates and redeploy pools

Welcome to my VMware Horizon View series. In this session I will describe how I upgraded the VMware Horizon View 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

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

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I accept the terms, Next

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I’m still using IPv4, Next

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

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

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When the installer finishes I restart the template

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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

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

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I select my new snapshot, Next

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

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Finish

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

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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 View – Upgrade Horizon View Clients

 

Recommended reading:

VMware Horizon View Upgrades

 

VMware Horizon View – Upgrade to v. 7.8

VMware Horizon View 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.