As part of your upgrade, you can migrate View Connection Server to a new machine. For example, you might want to move View Connection Server from a 32-bit Windows 2003 Server machine to a 64-bit Windows 2008 Server machine. View Connection Server on a 64-bit machine can service twice as many endpoints as a 32-bit machine.

Upgrade at least one existing View Connection Server instance to View 5.0. See Upgrade View Connection Servers in a Replicated Group. During this upgrade, your existing View LDAP will be upgraded.

Verify that the new physical or virtual machine meets the system requirements for installing View Connection Server. See Supported Operating Systems for View Connection Server and Hardware Requirements for View Connection Server.

Determine when to perform this procedure. Choose an available desktop maintenance window. Budget 15 minutes to half an hour for each instance.

Verify that you have a domain user account with administrative privileges on the host you will use to run the installer.

Familiarize yourself with the procedure for installing a replicated instance. See the VMware View Installation document. You install a replicated instance as part of this procedure.

You do not need to make any changes to the configuration of existing load balancers.


Verify that an upgraded instance of View Connection Server is running and is accessible to the new machine where you plan to install View Connection Server.

When you install View Connection Server on the new host, you will point to this existing instance.


On the new machine, install a replicated instance of View Connection Server.

The View LDAP on the new instance will replicate that of the upgraded source instance.


If applicable, uninstall View Connection Server from the old host by using the Windows Add/Remove Programs utility.


In View Administrator, go to View Configuration > Servers and determine whether the View Connection Server instance that was uninstalled still appears in the list.


If the uninstalled View Connection Server instance still appears in the list, use a vdmadmin command to remove it.

vdmadmin.exe -S -s server_name -r

In this example, server_name is the host name or IP address of the View Connection Server host. For more information about the vdmadmin command-line tool, see the VMware View Administration document.

A new instance of View Connection Server is added to a group and an old instance is removed.

If you are upgrading from View 4.0.x or earlier and the upgrade is successful, install and configure the event database. For instructions, see the VMware View Installation document. If you are upgrading from View 4.5.x or 4.6.x, you probably installed the event database when you installed View 4.5.x or 4.6.x. The event database does not require an upgrade for View 5.0.

Upgrade the other View server components. If you use View Composer, see Upgrade View Composer Only or Upgrade to View Composer 2.7 and vCenter Server 5.0 on a Different Machine. If you use VMware View with Local Mode, see Upgrade View Transfer Server.

If you ever reinstall View Connection Server on a Windows Server 2008 operating system and you have a data collector set configured to monitor performance data, stop the data collector set and start it again.