Bulk upgrade of manual desktops for Linux involve several steps. You can automate some of the steps by using PowerCLI scripts.

Bulk Upgrade Unmanaged Desktop

To bulk upgrade the unmanaged virtual machine to managed or unmanaged virtual machine, you must use the sample upgrade script to upload the new Horizon Agent to the existing virtual machines and run upgrade command.

  • If you retain the unmanaged virtual machine, your existing desktop pool can be reused.

  • If you upgrade from unmanaged virtual machine to managed virtual machine, you must delete the existing desktop pool and create a new desktop pool. For more information, see Upgrade Horizon Agent on a Linux Virtual Machine.

Bulk Upgrade Managed Desktop

To bulk upgrade the managed virtual machine, select one of the following methods.

Method

Description

In the template virtual machine, install or upgrade the new Horizon Agent and create a snapshot.

  • The user data and profile are lost since the existing virtual machines are deleted, unless the user data and profile are located on the share server such as NFS server.

  • After the virtual machine replacement, the state of the virtual machine on View Administrator might be missing. You must restart the broker service to fix it.

  • If you are using linked clone, this method avoids duplicate data on each virtual machine.

Use the sample script of upgrade to upload the new Horizon Agent to existing virtual machines and run the upgrade command.

  • User data and profile is retained.

  • If you are using linked clone, this method introduces duplicate data on each virtual machine.