In some situations, you might need to migrate a VMware Horizon View Composer service to a new Windows Server virtual or physical machine. For example, you might migrate View Composer and vCenter Server to a new ESXi host or cluster to expand your View deployment. In addition, View Composer and vCenter Server do not have to be installed on the same Windows Server machine.

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You can migrate View Composer from the vCenter Server machine to a standalone machine or from a standalone machine to the vCenter Server machine.

Important:

These topics pertain to migrating the latest version of View Composer to another machine. You must upgrade from the earlier version of View Composer before you perform these tasks.

If your current version of View Composer is installed on a machine that does not meet the system requirements for the new version of View Composer, you cannot use these procedures. For example, if you have View Composer 2.6, which is included with View 4.6, installed on a Windows Server 2003 operating system, see the procedure called "Manually Migrate View Composer to the New Machine" in the VMware View 4.6 Upgrades document. After you migrate View Composer 2.6 to a system with a Windows Server operating system that is supported for this release, you can perform an in-place upgrade to the latest version of View Composer.