VMware Horizon View – Upgrade Order

Today VMware Horizon 6.1.1 was released. The upgrade procedure is described in length at https://pubs.vmware.com/horizon-61-view/index.jsp#com.vmware.horizon-view.upgrade.doc/GUID-CE9531F4-6E70-494B-BE42-EF4666719F24.html Important is that you must complete the upgrade process in a specific order. Below a summary of the steps to take to upgrade your Horizon View environment to 6.1.1 Stop/halt all View scheduled tasks Disable …

VMware Horizon View – Script to create Persona Management Repositories, Shares and Permissions

When setting up VMware Horizon View Persona Management, one of the task to do is to create a remote repository to store the user data and settings, application-specific data, and other user-generated information in user profiles. Required persona management remote repository permissions The minimum required NTFS and share level permissions …

VMware Horizon Workspace – Portal Management URLs

In previous versions of VMware Horizon Workspace, it was always hard to know which URL to use for what purpose. In the current version (2.1.0) there is a single webpage within the VMware Horizon Workspace Portal displaying the Workspace Portal Administrative Links. So there is only one single URL to remember: …

VMware Horizon View – Cloud Pod Architecture Installation

The configuration of the VMware Horizon View Cloud Pod Architecture is done entirely through command line. The lmvutil command line tool is used to configure and manage a VMware Horizon View Cloud Pod Architecture environment. The lmvutil tool is installed as part of the VMware Horizon View installation. You can use the VMware Horizon …

VMware Horizon View – Upgrade from version 5.x to 6.x

Upgrading from VMware View 5.x to VMware Horizon View 6.x is a fairly straightforward process. Below is a small overview of the steps to undertake. Document existing View environment Document View topology Document OS versions used Document VM settings for Connection, security and composer servers (vCPU, RAM, HDD, …) Document …

VMware Horizon View – Settings I should not forget

Below is a list of non-default settings and configurations I use in VMware Horizon View deployments. Horizon View Infrastructure Create an index on the SQL Event Database (not needed anymore for version 6.1.1 and later) When browsing the monitored events in the VMware Horizon View Administrator console, the performance might …