If the current View Composer service does not manage any linked-clone desktops, you can migrate View Composer to a new computer without migrating the RSA keys to the new computer. The migrated 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 View Composer service. See "Installing View Composer" in the VMware Horizon View Installation document.

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

Familiarize yourself with the steps for removing View Composer from View Manager. See Remove View Composer from View Manager.

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

Familiarize yourself with configuring View Composer in View Administrator. See Configure View Composer Settings and Configure View Composer Domains.

1

In View Administrator, remove View Composer from View Manager.

a

In the Edit vCenter Server dialog, make sure that Do not use View Composer is selected.

b

In the Edit vCenter Server dialog, click OK.

2

Uninstall the View Composer service from the current computer.

3

Install the View Composer service on the new computer.

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 computer.

You can copy the certificate that was installed for View Composer on the original computer or install a new certificate.

5

In View Administrator, configure the new View Composer settings.

a

In View Administrator, click View Configuration > Servers, select the vCenter Server instance that is associated with this View Composer service, and click Edit.

b

In the View Composer Server Settings pane, click Edit.

c

Provide the new View Composer settings.

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

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

d

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

e

Click OK.