If the current VMware Horizon View Composer service does not manage any linked-clone virtual machines, you can migrate View Composer to a new physical or virtual machine without migrating the RSA keys to the new machine. The migrated VMware Horizon View Composer service can connect to the original View Composer database, or you can prepare a new database for View Composer.

Familiarize yourself with installing the VMware Horizon View Composer service. See "Installing View Composer" in the View Installation document.

Familiarize yourself with configuring an SSL certificate for View Composer. See "Configuring SSL Certificates for View Servers" in the View Installation document.

Familiarize yourself with the steps for removing View Composer from View Administrator. See topic about removing View Composer from View Administrator in the View Administration document.

Before you can remove View Composer, verify that it no longer manages any linked-clone virtual machines. If any linked clones remain, you must delete them.

Familiarize yourself with configuring View Composer in View Administrator. See the topics about configuring View Composer settings and View Composer domains in the View Administration document.

1

In View Administrator, remove View Composer from View Administrator.

a

Select View Configuration > Servers.

b

On the vCenter Servers tab, select the vCenter Server instance that is associated with the View Composer service and click Edit.

c

In the View Composer Server Settings pane, click Edit.

d

Select Do not use View Composer and click OK.

2

Uninstall the VMware Horizon View Composer service from the current machine.

3

Install the VMware Horizon View Composer service on the new machine.

During the installation, configure View Composer to connect to the DSN of the original or new View Composer database.

4

Configure an SSL server certificate for View Composer on the new machine.

You might be able to copy the certificate that was installed for View Composer on the original machine, or you can install a new certificate.

5

In View Administrator, configure the new View Composer settings.

a

In View Administrator, select View Configuration > Servers.

b

On the vCenter Servers tab, select the vCenter Server instance that is associated with this View Composer service and click Edit.

c

In the View Composer Server Settings pane, click Edit.

d

Provide the new View Composer settings.

If you are installing View Composer with vCenter Server on the new machine, select View Composer co-installed with the vCenter Server.

If you are installing View Composer on a standalone machine, select Standalone View Composer Server and provide the FQDN of the View Composer machine and the user name and password of the View Composer user.

e

In the Domains pane, click Verify Server Information and add or edit the View Composer domains as needed.

f

Click OK.