Although we have a few separate Horizon environments running anywhere from 7.2 to 7.8, and we have been using this for some time now, there are still portions of Horizon that are unclear. My main complaint has to do with the process one must take in order to upgrade the underlying VMware software [on full clones] based on the information received from:
I'm completely open to the possibility that we're simply ill-informed/misinformed and if that is the case I'd appreciate a kind nudge in the correct direction.
Assuming the below is not that far off base, does VMware have on their roadmap a line item to improve this process?
Whenever a new version of VMware Tools is available, I find process for updating VMware Tools on the VM's rather arduous:
If we only need to update the Horizon Agent, it's only slightly less painful:
Short answer, no there isn't. It has to do with the fact that you are using vGPU and which driver is being used to connect to the VDI session itself.
What we saw happening is that when trying to connect to the VDI session and we did not install in that order it would give us a black screen during logon.
We do the entire process every time we have a new version of any kind of software, just not for Appvolumes an UEM. These normally are the last to be installed.
I would highly suggest following this procedure. (official VMWare website)
Or this one that is a bit more to the point.
Although I don't totally agree with installing NVIDIA as the last one. I would always suggest installing UEM and Appvolumes as the last one but that's just a matter of opinion and taste I guess.
We don't use AppVolumes or GPU but otherwise this is the process we follow.