You can upgrade the Horizon FLEX system from earlier Horizon FLEX versions.

All Mirage servers are shut down.

All deployed Horizon FLEX virtual machines are shut down.

1

Download the Horizon FLEX Server and Horizon FLEX Client installation files for the upgrade version.

2

Upgrade the Horizon FLEX Server component.

a

To upgrade the Mirage Management Server. double-click on the mirage.management.server.64x.buildnumber.msi file in the server folder.

By default, the configuration settings you selected during the initial installation are applied. You can change the configuration settings during the upgrade process.

b

To upgrade the Mirage server, double-click on the mirage.server.64x.buildnumber.msi file.

By default, the configuration settings you selected during the initial installation are applied. You can change the configuration settings during the upgrade process.

c

To upgrade the Mirage Web Manager (Web Management Console), double-click on the mirage.WebManagement.console.x64.buildnumber.msi file in the WebManagement folder.

Continue with no change.

d

If you use Mirage to manage your Windows virtual machines, follow the instructions for upgrading from the previous Mirage version in the VMware Mirage Administrator's Guide.

3

Upgrade all Horizon FLEX clients to the version that is compatible with the upgraded Horizon FLEX Server.

Provide your end users with the installer file for the Fusion Pro or Workstation Player upgrade version, or instruct them to download the software from the VMware Web site.

Upgrade the Horizon FLEX Clients by using a mass deployment.

For complete Mirage upgrade instructions, see the VMware Mirage documentation at https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/mirage_pubs.html.

Note

Do not select the Create new storage areas when upgrading the Mirage Management Server. If you select this option and enter the path to the original storage area, your entire Mirage installation, including base layer, app layer, CVD data, and so on, are deleted and become irretrievable if a backup is unavailable.

See Installing the Horizon FLEX Client for End Users for information on using a mass deployment to provide the Horizon FLEX Client to end users.