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

Unmanaged virtual machine: The agent installer registers the virtual machine to the broker which requires broker admin information. The Desktop Pool Creation wizard uses Other Sources in the Machine Source page to select the registered virtual machine.

Managed virtual machine: The installer does not communicate with the broker. The Desktop Pool Creation wizard uses vCenter virtual machines in the Machine Source page to select the virtual machines through vCenter. The managed virtual machine deployment supports the following functions.

  • Remote Machine Power Policy

  • Allow users to reset their machines

Note:

Horizon Agent for Linux 7.0.0 and earlier versions functioned as unmanaged virtual machines. The Horizon Agent for Linux 7.0.1 functions as managed virtual machine support.

You can use the following methods to upgrade from unmanaged to a managed virtual machine deployment.

  • Retain the unmanaged virtual machine deployment and upgrade to the required version. This type of upgrade does not require any configuration modifications in View Connection Server.

  • Upgrade from an unmanaged virtual machine deployment to a managed virtual machine deployment to any version. This type of upgrade requires a new desktop pool creation on the View Connection Server.

Note:

For the upgrade from a managed virtual machine deployment, you can retain the managed virtual machine deployment and upgrade to the required version. However, to convert the managed virtual machine deployment to an unmanaged virtual machine deployment during an upgrade is not supported.

The following parameters are available for upgrade.

Table 1. Optional Parameters for Upgrading the Horizon Agent

Parameter

Description

-A yes

EULA and FIPS statement acceptance. You must specify yes for the install to proceed. If this parameter is not specified, the install script prompts for the value.

-a yes|no

Install or bypass audio input redirection support. Default is yes.

-f yes|no

Install or bypass support of the cryptographic modules designed for Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2. Default is no. For more information, see the FIPS 140-2 Mode description in Features of Horizon Linux Desktops.

-m yes|no

Install or bypass the smart card redirection support. Default is no.

-r yes|no

Reboot the operating system after installation. The default is no.

-C yes|no

Install or bypass Clipboard Redirection support. Default is yes.

-F yes|no

Install or bypass CDR support. Default is yes.

-M yes|no

Upgrade the Linux Agent to managed|unmanaged agent. The default value is yes.

-S yes|no

Install or bypass SingleSignOn (SSO) support. Default is yes.

-U yes|no

Install or Bypass USB support. Default is no.