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In the previous post I’ve written about the upgrade of vSphere and View in the vSphere 5 scenario, but there are also other scenario to consider with a View environment.

For example, recently a new version of vSphere 4.1 has been released (the Update 2 version) and probably most vSphere 4.1 administrator will apply this set of patches. But what will happen with an existing View infrastructure? Both View 4.6 and 5.0 were released before this patch. We have see the a major upgrade may broke the View functionality, but a minor upgrade? Usually the release patches can be applied without issue, but for an entire “Update pack”?

Actually the View 4.6 documentation is related to a generic “vSphere 4.1 or later”, but the download area hasn’t change yet (I checked it yesterday) and still the vSphere 4.1 U1 is suggested as a vSphere download for View 4.6. So to be sure we have to way to a document upgrade or a refresh in the download area, or simple in a KB article that define this compatibility.

Anyway, I’ve make a test with a vSphere 4.1 U1 + View 4.6 environment and the upgrade to vSphere 4.1 U2 (of course a in-line upgrade) was done without special issues in the View part (included the Composer).

The only issue that I’ve already found was after the upgrade of the VMware Tools in the virtual desktop: the PCoIP was not working (black screen when you connect to the desktop and session closed for timeout), RDP was not affected. To fix this issue reinstall the View Agent 4.6 in the desktop (or in the pool “template”) with the option “Repair”.

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2905 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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