2.4. Updating Oracle VDI to Release 3.4.1

2.4.1. Oracle VDI Update Requirements
2.4.2. Updating an Oracle VDI Center (Single Host)
2.4.3. Updating an Oracle VDI Center (High Availability)

2.4.1. Oracle VDI Update Requirements

Updates to Oracle VDI release 3.4.1 are supported only from the following releases of Oracle VDI:

  • 3.4

  • 3.3.2

To update from any other release of Oracle VDI, contact Oracle Support.

To update Oracle VDI, follow the instructions for your specific Oracle VDI configuration:

After you update Oracle VDI, it is best to clear your browser's cache before logging in to Oracle VDI Manager. This prevents any display problems after the update.

Updating Sun Ray Client Operating Software (Client Firmware)

When you update Oracle VDI, you also update the included Sun Ray Software component. You should also update the firmware on your Sun Ray Clients in order to take full advantage of the enhancements in the updated Sun Ray Software component. Also new Sun Ray Clients might not contain the latest firmware and might need to be updated.

Starting with Sun Ray Software release 5.3, the Sun Ray Operating Software (formerly known as Sun Ray Client firmware) is no longer included with Sun Ray Software and must be downloaded separately from My Oracle Support.

See the Sun Ray Software 5.3 Administration Guide for details of how to update the Sun Ray Operating Software on Sun Ray Clients.

For support-related questions about Sun Ray Operating Software, see knowledge document ID 1448410.1 on My Oracle Support.

Updating Virtualization Platforms

In addition to updating Oracle VDI, you might also have to update your virtualization platform. See the following for details of what is supported in this release:

2.4.2. Updating an Oracle VDI Center (Single Host)

Before you begin:

  1. Download the Oracle VDI software archive to a temporary location on the host.

  2. Log in as root on the host.

  3. Make a backup of the Oracle VDI database.

    While the backup job is running, all other jobs are stopped or held in the queue.

    • From the CLI, run the vda-backup command.

      # /opt/SUNWvda/sbin/vda-backup -p <path-to-directory> -o <output-file-name>

      Use the vda-backup -h to see all the options for this command.

    • In Oracle VDI Manager:

      1. Go to SettingsVDI Center.

      2. Select the Database tab.

      3. In the VDI Database Backup section, click Backup.

  4. Unzip the Oracle VDI software archive and change working directory to the extracted directory.

    # unzip vda_3.4.1_solaris_amd64.zip
    # cd vda_3.4.1_solaris_amd64
  5. Preserve the Oracle VDI configuration on the host.

    # ./vda-preserve

    This step preserves the Oracle VDI configuration settings and stops Oracle VDI services on the host.

  6. Install the software.

    # ./vda-install

    An existing installation is detected and you are prompted to update the installation.

    Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.4.1 Installation
    
    Found preserved data from 3.4.
    Do you want to update to Oracle VDI 3.4.1 now? ([y]/n)
  7. To update, press the Return key.

    The Oracle VDI components are updated.

    At the end of the update, you are prompted to configure Oracle VDI.

    Do you want to configure Oracle VDI 3.4.1 now? ([y]/n)

    To configure the host, press the Return key.

    To configure the host later, type n and press the Return key. Use the vda-config command to configure the host.

    The host is configured using the details from the preserved configuration.

2.4.3. Updating an Oracle VDI Center (High Availability)

Before you begin:

  1. Make a backup of the Oracle VDI database.

    The backup can be made on any host in the Oracle VDI Center.

    While the backup job is running, all other jobs in the Oracle VDI Center are stopped or held in the queue.

    • From the CLI, run the vda-backup command.

      # /opt/SUNWvda/sbin/vda-backup -p <path-to-directory> -o <output-file-name>

      Use the vda-backup -h to see all the options for this command.

    • In Oracle VDI Manager:

      1. Go to SettingsVDI Center.

      2. Select the Database tab.

      3. In the VDI Database Backup section, click Backup.

  2. Preserve the Oracle VDI configuration on all hosts in the Oracle VDI Center.

    Start with the primary, followed by the secondaries.

    Repeat the following steps on each Oracle VDI host.

    1. Download the Oracle VDI software archive to a temporary location on the host.

    2. Log in as root on the host.

    3. Unzip the Oracle VDI software archive and change working directory to the extracted directory.

      # unzip vda_3.4.1_solaris_amd64.zip
      # cd vda_3.4.1_solaris_amd64
    4. Run the preservation script.

      # ./vda-preserve

      This step preserves the Oracle VDI configuration settings and stops Oracle VDI services on the host.

  3. Install and configure the software on the primary host.

    1. Install the software.

      # ./vda-install

      An existing installation is detected and you are prompted to update the installation.

      Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.4.1 Installation
              
      Found preserved data from 3.4.
      Do you want to update to Oracle VDI 3.4.1 now? ([y]/n)
    2. To update, press the Return key.

      If you are using a remote database, you are prompted for the administrator password for the remote database.

      Oracle VDI 3.4.1 Installation
      Updating from Oracle VDI 3.4 to Oracle VDI 3.4.1
      
      MySQL VDA Database Update.
      Enter remote database administrator privileged user name: mydbadmin
      Enter remote database administrator privileged password:

      Enter the administrator password and press the Return key.

      At the end of the update, you are prompted to configure Oracle VDI.

      Do you want to configure Oracle VDI 3.4.1 now? ([y]/n)
    3. To configure the host, press the Return key.

      To configure the primary host later, type n and press the Return key. Use the vda-config command to configure the host. If you do this, you must configure the primary before you configure any secondary hosts.

      The primary host is configured using the details from the preserved configuration.

  4. Install and configure the software on all the secondary hosts.

    Only configure one secondary host at a time. Wait for the configuration to complete before adding additional secondary hosts.

    Repeat the following steps on each Oracle VDI secondary host.

    1. Install the software.

      # ./vda-install

      An existing installation is detected and you are prompted to update the installation.

      Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.4.1 Installation
              
      Found preserved data from 3.4.
      Do you want to update to Oracle VDI 3.4.1 now? ([y]/n)
    2. To update, press the Return key.

      At the end of the update, you are prompted to configure Oracle VDI.

      Do you want to configure Oracle VDI 3.4.1 now? ([y]/n)
    3. To configure the secondary host, press the Return key.

      To configure the secondary host later, type n and press the Return key. Use the vda-config command to configure the host. If you do this, you must configure the primary before you configure any secondary hosts.

      The host is configured using the details from the preserved configuration.