You can upgrade Horizon Agent on a Linux machine by installing the latest version of Horizon Agent..

Prerequisites

  • Verify that the VMwareBlastServer process is not running.

    To stop this process, ensure that the user logs off the machine and no desktop session is active, or reboot the machine.

Procedure

  1. Download the latest Horizon Agent for Linux installer file from the VMware download site at https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads.

    Under Desktop & End-User Computing, select the VMware Horizon 7 download, which includes the Horizon Agent for Linux installer.

    The installer filename is VMware-viewagent-linux-x86_64-y.y.y-xxxxxxx.tar.gz for 64-bit Linux where y.y.y is the version number and xxxxxxx is the build number.

  2. Unpack the tarball for your Linux distribution on the guest operating system.

    For example:

    tar -xzvf <View Agent tar ball>
  3. Navigate to the tar ball folder.
  4. Run the install_viewagent.sh script to upgrade unmanaged virtual machines using one of the following deployment scenarios:

    Option

    Description

    Upgrade unmanaged virtual machine deployment and retain the unmanaged virtual machine deployment

    sudo ./install_viewagent.sh -A yes -M no

    Upgrade unmanaged virtual machine deployment and change it to managed virtual machine deployment

    sudo ./install_viewagent.sh -A yes -M yes
    Note:

    In View Administrator, delete the existing desktop pool for unmanaged virtual machine deployment and create a new desktop pool for managed virtual machine deployment. For more info, see Create a Manual Desktop Pool for Linux.

    Upgrade a managed virtual machine deployment

    sudo ./install_viewagent.sh -A yes -M yes
    Note:

    After upgrading, your existing desktop pool can be reused.