Because large enterprises must often perform phased upgrades, components are designed to be somewhat forward and backward compatible, at least during upgrades.

The following earlier versions of View components are supported for upgrading to Horizon 6 version 6.2:

  • Latest maintenance release of Horizon View 5.1, which is 5.1.3.

  • Horizon View 5.2.

  • Latest maintenance release of Horizon View 5.3, which is 5.3.4.

  • Latest maintenance release of VMware Horizon 6.0 (with View), which is 6.0.2.

  • VMware Horizon 6 verison 6.1.x, which includes 6.1.0 and 6.1.1.

Note:

View Composer is always released with major and minor releases, but View Composer is not always released with maintenance releases. For example, there is a View Composer 6.0.1 but not a View Composer 6.0.2.

View Connection Server compatibility with View Agents is limited to interoperability during a View Connection Server upgrade. You must upgrade View Agents as soon as possible to match the version of the View Connection Server that manages them.

The following table lists the components and show whether they are compatible with other components whose version is different.

Table 1. Compatibility Matrix for VMware Horizon 6 version 6.2 and Earlier Versions of View Components

Connection Server: Earlier Version

Security Server: Earlier Version

View Composer: Earlier Version

View Agent: Earlier Version

Horizon Client (Windows): Earlier Version

Connection Server 6.2

Only during upgrade

Only if paired before upgrade

No

Only during upgrade

Yes

Security Server 6.2 (PCoIP and RDP)

No

N/A

No

Only during upgrade

Yes

View Composer 6.2

Only during upgrade

Only during upgrade

N/A

Only during upgrade

N/A

View Agent 6.2

Only during upgrade (see the exception in the note following this table)

No

No

N/A

Only during upgrade

Horizon Client 3.5

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

Important:

View Agent 6.1 and later releases do not support Windows XP and Windows Vista desktops. View Agent 6.0.2 is the last View release that supports these guest operating systems. Customers who have an extended support agreement with Microsoft for Windows XP and Vista, and an extended support agreement with VMware for these guest operating systems, can deploy the View Agent 6.0.2 version of their Windows XP and Vista desktops with later versions of View Connection Server.

Caution:

During an upgrade, View Composer provisioning and maintenance operations are not supported. Operations such as provisioning and recomposing linked-clone desktops are not supported during the transitional period when any View servers are still running the earlier version. You can successfully perform these operations only when all instances of View Connection Server and View Composer have been upgraded to the latest version.

For details about which versions of View are compatible with which versions of vCenter Server and ESXi, see the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php.