Solved

how long does it take to upgrade a VMware view connection server?

Posted on 2016-09-13
2
155 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-22
I have a small VDI set up on a VM View server hosting 7 VDI's.  It is currently running version 5.1 and I need to upgrade to at least version 6.1.1 as there are some new features that we would like to use.

How long should the upgrade process take?  I have been advised by a support team that at least 2.5 days will be needed and we will also need to upgrade the other VM install the hosts our server infrastructure in the process.  Can anyone give some guidance on how accurate this is as I am quite new to this area and just curious if the support team are trying to pad the job out.  Last time we upgraded the hosts it took around 2 hours?
0
Comment
Question by:Nick_D
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
Seth Simmons earned 500 total points
ID: 41809858
a couple hours sounds more reasonable though it depends on your environment

here is an article describing the process (though a little dated, procedure is generally the same)...

Upgrading VMware Horizon View with Zero Downtime
http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/2015/02/upgrading-vmware-horizon-view-zero-downtime.html

any reason why not to go to horizon 7?
i actually just upgraded from 7.0.1 to 7.0.2 today
did both connection servers (separate internal and external with 2-factor authentication), then the security server then paired them (with the external server)
updated the view agent in the golden image and that's that

what version of vsphere are you running?
again, just the horizon components don't take long but could be much longer if your vsphere environment requires an upgrade to be compatible

if you have the hardware resources, you could setup a new horizon environment as a test before putting in production.  this is what we did.  folks still use horizon 6.2 while preparing horizon 7 environment which we plan to switch to very soon
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Nick_D
ID: 41810454
Hi Seth

Thanks for the information.  It is quite a small set up which services a remote office, it doesn't really have the capacity to set up a test environment which makes it slightly more challenging.  We need to go to at least version 6.1 as we need some of the new features in there and we can keep the current 5.1 vcentre as it is compatible.  Not sure if that will still be the case if we go to 7.  I will take a look.

Thanks again,
Nick
0

Featured Post

Veeam gives away 10 full conference passes

Veeam is a VMworld 2017 US & Europe Platinum Sponsor. Enter the raffle to get the full conference pass. Pass includes the admission to all general and breakout sessions, VMware Hands-On Labs, Solutions Exchange, exclusive giveaways and the great VMworld Customer Appreciation Part

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Is your company's data protection keeping pace with virtualization? Here are 7 dynamic ways to adapt to rapid breakthroughs in technology.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
This Micro Tutorial steps you through the configuration steps to configure your ESXi host Management Network settings and test the management network, ensure the host is recognized by the DNS Server, configure a new password, and the troubleshooting…
This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.

635 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question