Download and run the latest version of the App Volumes installer to upgrade your App Volumes Manager.
For minor and maintainance upgrades, see Considerations for Performing Rolling Upgrades.
- Download the latest App Volumes installer from My VMware.
- Schedule a maintenance window to ensure that there is no service degradation during the upgrade process.
- In the Windows Start menu, open Control Panel and click . Note down the database and server name defined in the system ODBC source svmanager.
- Back up the App Volumes database using SQL Server tools.
- Create a full server back up or snapshot of the App Volumes Manager server.
Important: Before upgrading from versions of App Volumes earlier than 2.18, you must stop all instances of App Volumes Manager service.
- Log in as administrator on the machine where App Volumes Manager is installed.
- Locate the App Volumes installer that you downloaded and double-click the setup.exe file.
- Select the App Volumes Manager component and click Install.
A notification window with the upgrade process details is displayed.
- Click Next to confirm the upgrade.
- Click Install to begin the installation.
A Status Bar shows the progress of the installation. The installation process takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete. During this time, configuration information is first backed-up, new files are installed, and the configuration information is restored.
- Click Finish to complete the installation.
Note: All certificates that you had previously configured are retained and you do not need to reconfigure them.
What to do next
- Upgrade the App Volumes agent and templates. See Upload App Volumes Templates and Upgrade App Volumes Agent.
- After you have upgraded App Volumes to the latest version, you can activate registration security. You must also register any additional App Volumes Manager servers if you have a multi-manager setup. See the Register App Volumes Manager Sever section in the App Volumes Administration Guide for details.