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In the previous post we have talk about the pre-upgrade phase during a VMware View 5.1 upgrade path. Now let’s the the steps to perform the upgrade.

As written in the Upgrade Guide (VMware View Upgrade Overview) the steps are:

Of course you have to make a backup of your configurations before start the process!

Strange that the document suggest to upgrade the Composer after the Connection Server, because from the compatibility matrix, the new one could be compatible with old Connection Servers (and note that new Connections Servers are not compatible with old Composer).

Is not clear if this version of View will be compatible with the next version of vSphere (probably also 5.1) or if the new version of vSphere will be no more compatibile with View 5.0… But probably is the right moment to plan you upgrade!


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