You can upgrade Horizon Agent on a Linux virtual machine by installing the latest version of Horizon Agent.
VMwareBlastServerprocess is not running. To stop this process, use one of the following methods:
- Ensure that the user logs off the machine and no desktop session is active.
- Restart the virtual machine.
- Download the latest installer file for Horizon Agent for Linux from the VMware download site at https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads.
Navigate to the download page for the current release of VMware Horizon. In the product downloads list, find the installer file for Horizon Agent for 64-bit Linux systems.
The installer filename is VMware-horizonagent-linux-x86_64-YYMM-y.y.y-xxxxxxx.tar.gz for 64-bit Linux, where YYMM is the marketing version number, y.y.y is the internal version number, and xxxxxxx is the build number.
- Unpack the tarball for your Linux distribution.
tar -xzvf VMware-horizonagent-linux-x86_64-YYMM-y.y.y-xxxxxxx.tar.gz
- Navigate to the tarball folder.
- To upgrade an unmanaged virtual machine, run the install_viewagent.sh script using one of the following upgrade scenarios.
Option Description Upgrade an unmanaged virtual machine deployment and retain the unmanaged virtual machine deployment
sudo ./install_viewagent.sh -A yes -M no
This upgrade scenario does not require the creation of a new desktop pool. You can reuse the existing desktop pool based on the virtual machine.Note: To ensure the best possible performance, refrain from deploying an unmanaged virtual machine and deploy a managed virtual machine instead.
Upgrade an unmanaged virtual machine deployment and change it to managed virtual machine deployment
sudo ./install_viewagent.sh -A yes -M yesNote: In Horizon Console, delete the existing desktop pool from the unmanaged virtual machine deployment and create a new desktop pool for the 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 yesNote: After upgrading Horizon Agent, you can reuse the existing desktop pool based on the virtual machines.For a detailed list of the optional parameters available for the install_viewagent.sh script, see install_viewagent.sh Command-Line Options.