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Migration of VMware Horizon View databases

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Some weeks ago I had to migrate our View databases to another SQL server.

Here´s my little guide to migrate the databases:

View Composer

  1. Stop Composer service
  2. Back up and move the database to the new database server
  3. Update the database connection with new server [Start > Administrative Tools > Data Sources (ODBC) > System DSN]
  4. Start Composer service

View Events

  1. Move the database
  2. Log in to View Administrator and navigate to View Configuration > Event Configuration
  3. Select “Edit…” in the Event Database section
  4. Update the fields with information from the new server and hit OK.

Visio Stencils for VMware

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Here´s a list of links to downloads to create your VI documentation…

 

VMware

VMware View

 

The first link also contains a collection to other sites where you can download additional stencil packs.

Start and Stop Windows services via PowerShell

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Since the Windows Update service is deactivated in the VMware View environment we have to ‘activate’ and start the service to update the VM.

Here you find some PowerShell?scripts which are starting and stopping this service and you´ll be able to update your VM.

Start Service:

Clear-Host
$srvName = 'wuauserv'
$servicePrior = Get-Service $srvName
'$srvName is now ' + $servicePrior.status
Set-Service $srvName -startuptype manual
Start-Service $srvName
$serviceAfter = Get-Service $srvName
'$srvName is now ' + $serviceAfter.status

Stop Service:

Clear-Host
$srvName = 'wuauserv'
$servicePrior = Get-Service $srvName
'$srvName is now ' + $servicePrior.status
Stop-Service $srvName
$serviceAfter = Get-Service $srvName
Set-Service $srvName -startuptype disabled
'$srvName is now ' + $serviceAfter.status
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