VMware Horizon Migraiton

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My Horizon servers are on Server 2008. Microsoft will end support on Windows Server 2008 and 7. I want to migrate the Horizon servers to 2008.

Our environement:
vSphere is 6.0
Horizon 6.2

I think I might use this upgrade path:
1. Upgrade vCenter and Host
2. Upgrade the Horizon server
- View Composer
- View Connection
I do not have the Security server.

I use the link below for the reference
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Horizon-7/7.0/com.vmware.horizon-view.upgrade.doc/GUID-E3607442-8936-49A8-97B4-722D012FDF1E.html

I have one question that:
Do I need to upgrade the vSphere when I upgrade the Horizon 6.2 to 7.8 or 7.9 on different machines (Server 2016) ?
Thanks,
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
Horizon View 7.8 or 7.9 is compatible with vSphere 6.0 U2 and above, so there is no reason to upgrade your vCenter Server and ESXi, unless below 6.0U2.

So what version of 6.0 do you have ? Build version ?

You may find that you do not have a Server 2019 setting when selecting the VM, or creating the VM,  but selecting 2012, will be fine.

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Commented:
Andrew,
I am out of office today. I will find out what version it is and let you know on Monday.
Thanks,
Long
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Commented:
Just update to vSphere 6.0 U2 and you'll be fine.

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Commented:
It is vSphere 6.0 U2. I am planing to migrate Horizon Servers to 7.9.
Thanks for your help.
Long
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
Fellow 2018
Expert of the Year 2017

Commented:
Your are already compatible. So no need to update vCenter Server or ESXi Host, jut update the Horizon components.

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