Rebooting VMware View servers

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Greetings,
I need to reboot the connection server as well as the security server in our VMware View environment. There are active sessions. As I understand it, users will be disconnected but their VMs will continue to run on the host. Please confirm that this is the case.

Is there a specific order in which I should reboot the servers? Information regarding any other caveats in regard to rebooting the view servers welcomed.

Thanks a lot
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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As I understand it, users will be disconnected but their VMs will continue to run on the host. Please confirm that this is the case.

Correct, users will be disconnected from the sessions (VMs), but VMs will still be running.

see this VMware KB here to confirm

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1026026
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator

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Is there a specific order in which I should reboot the servers?

the order doesn't matter
just keep in mind after the connection server restarts, it will be several minutes before horizon is available; services just take a while to startup

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Thanks Andy and Seth.
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np.

We always do security server first, and then connection server, and test after restarting Security Server! (before restarting connection server)
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator
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i've done it the reverse way to (connection servers first) and haven't had any issues so either way should be fine
i will also take a snapshot before installing updates in case something breaks then delete it after a day or so

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Great info. Thanks again guys.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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np

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