ALERT: Performance/Stability issues when using View 5.1.2 Agent on physical machine based desktops

VMware is warning about the View 5.1.2 upgrade if physical machines are used as desktops behind the brokers.

Please read the following KB article…

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http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2041977

 

Performance/Stability issues when using View 5.1.2 Agent on physical machine based desktops

Symptoms

In environments with the 5.1.2 Agent installed on physical machines, broker performance may be significantly impacted and there may be broker stability issues.

Cause

When using a View 5.1.2 Agent on a physical machine, the View Connection Broker repeatedly attempts to configure the agent which can cause a significant performance impact, particularly in large-scale environments.

Resolution

This is a known issue affecting VMware View 5.1.2 Agent.

To work around this issue if you use VMware View to access physical machine desktops:

  1. Upgrade your Connection Servers and Security Servers to VMware View 5.1.2 immediately to get the latest functional Security fixes. To download this version, see the VMware View download center.
  2. Do not upgrade the VMware View Agents as part of the upgrade; keep your View Agents at version 5.1.1.

Note: If you do not use VMware View to access physical machine based desktops, no workaround is required. VMware will support the prolonged mixed use of View 5.1.1 Agents with View 5.1.2 Connection Servers and Security Servers until such time that a fix to the physical machine based desktop incompatibility becomes available.

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