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VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

You will need to initially download VMware Horizon from here. I’m running this in a lab environment so I have a very simple setup of a connection server and a Windows 10 VDI machine. I have downloaded the Horizon 7.1.0 Connection Server (64-bit) exe from the page above on to my connection server.

You can now follow the installation as below –

VMware Horizon 7 1 Installation Wizard - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

Accept the EULA –

VMware Horizon 7 1 Installation Wizard EULA - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

Select the Installation Directory –

VMware Horizon 7 1 Installation Wizard Agent Install Location - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

VMware Horizon 7 1 Installation Wizard Installing - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

VMware Horizon 7 1 Installation Wizard Installation Complete - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

When you have upgraded the VMware Horizon 7 Connection Server, If you login to the VMware Horizon 7 Administrator portal you will see that the status of the desktop pool will be ‘Waiting for Agent’ on the VM/VMs.

VMware Horizon 7 1 Desktop Pools Waiting For Agent - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

You will now need to login to the VDI machine, in my case this is only one Windows 10 machine. You will need to run the VMware Horizon Agent installation.

VMware Horizon 7 1 Installation Wizard Agent - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

Accept the EULA –

VMware Horizon 7 1 Installation Wizard Agent EULA - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

Select the Network protocol of your existing installation.

VMware Horizon 7 1 Installation Wizard Agent Network Protocol - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

You will now need to select the required features on the VM. These are the features that are present that will be upgraded.

VMware Horizon 7 1 Installation Wizard Agent Program Features - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

Select the Installation Directory –

VMware Horizon 7 1 Installation Wizard Agent Install Location - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

VMware Horizon 7 1 Installation Wizard Agent Installing - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

VMware Horizon 7 1 Installation Wizard Agent Install Complete - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

When the VMware Horizon Agent has been upgraded if you view the VMware Horizon Administrator you will see it changes the status to ‘Agent needs restart’, you will need to restart the VM to complete the installation.

VMware Horizon 7 1 Desktop Pools Waiting For Agent Restart - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

When you have restarted the machine you should now be able to connect to the machine as per the below screenshot.

VMware Horizon 7 1 Desktop Pools Connected - VMware Horizon View 7.0.1 to 7.1.0 Upgrade

Thanks for reading! You can find my other VMware Horizon articles here.

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