Upgrade VMware Horizon View to version 6 – Part2: Connection server
Upgrading a VMware View environment is easy but requires certain steps to take in account. The first step was outlined in my previous blog and consisted of the Composer service. The next step in the upgrade is the Connection server, the broker. Each broker needs to be upgrade apart from each other. Make sure you stop the broker service on each broker before you start the upgrade. Check this each time before you upgrade the next server.
Other posts are:
- Upgrading the Composer;
- Upgrading the Connection server;
- Installing the agent;
- Upgrading the client (actually it was a new install);
- Upgrading the security server;
- Installing a RDS host
- Publish applications.
Upgrading the Connection server
- Microsoft Windows 2008R2 STD/ENT
- Microsoft Windows 2008R2 SP1 STD/ENT
- Microsoft Windows 2012 R2
- 4GB Memory required, 10GB with 50 vm’s or more.. even more is better
- 4 CPUs are recommended, I’m sure not many connection servers are running with 4 CPUs
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 (desktop mode on Windows 8)
- FireFox 6 and later
This step took a few minutes.
After you’re done the Connection server service is started again, you can now test the console. Try to log on and see the upgrade has succeeded. After you tested this, close the browser and stop the Connection server service again. You need to upgrade the replica servers also.
After upgrading all Connection servers you can start the services on all of them, the upgrade is done.
Next step is either the Security server or the agent and the client.
Most upgrades are done in one day outside office times so the order from here on is less important.
I would go for the agent and then do the client with the security server being last. That way you can deploy fast, test quickly and only have the external access to worry about in the end.
The next blog will discuss the installation of the agent.