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With the newest version of Mirage released just a few days ago there is often the question how to upgrade the Mirage servers to the latest release.
Luckily the instructions on how to upgrade Mirage servers are documented in the VMware Horizon Mirage Administrator’s Guide (page 265 ff.) and also as a separate KB article called: Best practices for upgrading VMware Mirage (2031711).
Unfortunately one crucial thing isn’t mentioned in the documentation: Do not use the “Create new storage areas.” option during the upgrade process of the Mirage management server.
If this option is used and the path of the original storage area is entered everything of your Mirage installation (Base Layer, AppLayer, CVD data, etc.) is getting deleted and is lost permanently if you haven’t created a backup before!
The same is true is when the “Create new local cache area.” is used while upgrading the Mirage server software. This situation is far less critical as only the local cache of the server itself is deleted but no important stuff like base layers and CVD data. This may result in some short-time performance penalties as the cache has to be filled again
So please make sure to keep this in mind before and while upgrading your Mirage servers.
At VMworld 2009 VMware announced an OEM agreement with RTO Software, to integrate their Virtual Profiles technology into VMware View. This was an important step for VMware due to the gap of a Windows profile management solution. Today VMware announced the acquisition of RTO Software and their product portfolio. With RTO VMware View will have a great persona management in the View solution.
Today VMware announced View 4, the industry’s first purpose built solution for delivering desktops as a managed service. The new version provides a consistent high performance desktop experience to the end users and reduces the total cost of desktop ownership by 50%. Based on VMware vSphere 4 the new solution offers Simplified Desktop Management, Automated Desktop Provisioning a Superior End User Experience and more. This is the first version with the new built-in software version of Teradici’s PCoIP protocol which is developed to address the broadest range of use cases and deployment options and deliver a high-performance desktop experience, even over high latency and low bandwidth connections.
You can check out View 4 on the brand new website at: http://www.vmware.com/products/view/ We’ll provide you with more technical information in the next days.
VMware just released the Version 3.1.1, a new maintenance release of VMware View. You’ll find the details on the VMware View web site.