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DaaS Agent 6.1.1 Release Notes

VMware Horizon DaaS Platform | 29 OCT 2014

Release notes last updated on 29 OCT 2014

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Links to release notes for other versions (* indicates DaaS Agent): 6.1.0 | 6.1.0 HF | 6.1.1 | 6.1.2 | 6.1.3 | 6.1.4 | 6.1.2* | 6.1.5 | 6.1.6 | 7.0.0 | 8.0.0

Affected DaaS Agent Versions

DaaS Agent 6.1.0

Upgrade Version

DaaS Agent 6.1.1 (Build 22565)

Resolved Issues

  • DT-6132 – There was an issue where upgrading to Horizon DaaS 6.1 and View Agent 6.0.1 from earlier versions of View/VADC resulted in problems with PCoIP connections failing when connecting through a dtRAM. The symptom was that users will see a black screen when connecting to their desktop over PCoIP, followed 30 seconds later by a connection timeout error in the View Client.

    The root cause of this issue was stale registry settings from previous installations of View that were not cleared by the upgrade to View 6.0.1. These settings resulted in PCoIP connections attempting to use an old external UDP Port. This has been in fixed in the 6.1.1 version of the DaaS Agent.

  • DT-6228 – There was an issue where a pool idle session timeout forced log off of an active user on Windows Server/VDI personal desktops. This did not affect other types of VDI desktops or session pools. This has been in fixed in the 6.1.1 version of the DaaS Agent.

Installing DaaS Agent 6.1.1

You can upgrade the DaaS Agent using any third-party tools you usually use for software upgrades, or you can use the manual steps below.

Note: For desktops with DaaS Agent versions older than 6.1.0, you must also install the Horizon DaaS SSL certificate as part of the DaaS Agent upgrade process. This is included in the manual steps below and in the Horizon DaaS 6.1 Upgrade document.

For VMs with DaaS Agent 6.1.0

  1. Download the DaaS Agent installer file (VMware-DaaS-Agent_6.1.1_22565.msi) from the Horizon DaaS 6.1 Download Product page. This is an executable file.
  2. For each VM, copy the installer file to the VM and then run it. It is recommended that you restart the VM after installation.

For VMs with DaaS Agent versions earlier than 6.1.0

  1. Download the DaaS Agent installer file (VMware-DaaS-Agent_6.1.1_22565.msi) from the Horizon DaaS 6.1 Download Product page. This is an executable file.
  2. For each VM, copy the installer file to the VM and then run it. It is recommended that you restart the VM after installation.
  3. Log in to the Enterprise Center and select pool management ► patterns.
  4. On the Pattern Management page, select Download the Horizon DaaS SSL certificate.
  5. Save the cacert.pem file to the DaaS agent’s cert directory (typically C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware DaaS Agent\cert). This file contains the public certificate of the DaaS internal Certificate Authority.

    Note the following:

    • Existing desktop VMs that are running DaaS Agent 6.0 will continue to function without any changes. However, to ensure secure communication, the agent should be updated to version 6.1.1 as soon as possible.
    • Once the agent is updated to version 6.1 on any existing desktop VMs, the cacert.pem file must be placed on those VMs in the cert directory.
    • It is not necessary to back up the cacert.pem file on the DaaS agent system. The cacert.pem file is contained on the service provider and tenant appliances and will be backed up as part of the service provider appliance backups. If the cacert.pem file is lost from the agent system it can be downloaded again from the Enterprise Center.

    For troubleshooting information regarding this download, see the Enterprise Center help.