With the SviConfig command-line utility, you can upgrade the View Composer database separately from the View Composer software. This utility also creates a log file to simplify troubleshooting if the upgrade fails.
- Back up the View Composer database. For instructions, see the documentation for your database server.
- Verify that you know the database source name (DSN) for the View Composer database.
- Verify that you know the user name and password for the database administrator account for this database.
- On the vCenter Server virtual or physical machine, open a Windows command prompt and navigate to the SviConfig executable file.
The file is located with the View Composer application. The default path is C:\Program Files (86)\VMware\VMware View Composer\sviconfig.exe.
- Enter the command to stop VMware View Composer.
net stop svid
- Run the SviConfig databaseupgrade command.
sviconfig -operation=databaseupgrade -DsnName=target_DSN -Username=database_administrator_usernameFor example:
sviconfig -operation=databaseupgrade -dsnname=LinkedClone -username=Admin
- When prompted, supply the password.
A successful operation displays output that shows the upgrade steps.
Establishing database connection. Database connection established successfully. Upgrading database. Load data from SVI_VC_CONFIG_ENTRY table. Update SVI_DEPLOYMENT_GROUP table. Update SVI_REPLICA table. Update SVI_SIM_CLONE table. SviConfig finished successfully. Database is upgraded successfully.
- Enter the command to start the View Composer.
net start svid
A complete log of the upgrade process is created and placed in C:\Users\All Users\VMware\View Composer\vmware-sviconfig.log.
What to do next
If the database upgrade fails, see Troubleshooting a View Composer Database Upgrade Failure.
If the result code is any number other than 0, which means success, see Result Codes for a Manual Database Schema Update.