Knowledge Base NComputing Verde VDI Guest/Image

            Upgrading and Converting from 7.x to 8.2.x

            Product Line:  VERDE

            Before upgrading the tools, you'll need to import your 7.2 Gold Image into your newly built 8.2.1 environment and run the CONVERSION program:

            Convert Gold Images to QCOW2 Format

            1. In the Management Console, check in the images. Ensure that no active sessions are running.

            2. From a terminal window on the host, run the following script to convert GOW3 to QCOW 2 format. /usr/lib/verde/bin/ -c

            3. Check the image functionality to make sure it converted properly.

            4. Proceed with whichever following action applies: If Stand-alone or Clustered environment and the image is functioning properly, proceed to cleanup (see step 5). If in a Branched environment, wait for the branch server to sync with the Cluster Master, which will then copy the new QCOW2 image files (see step 6). If the conversion fails, you can revert to the backup file GUEST.IMG.bak.

            5. To run the Gold Image conversion cleanup, run the conversion script with the -r option: /usr/lib/verde/bin/ –r This will remove the backup GUEST.IMG files that were created during the conversion process.

            6. In a Branched environment, verify the converted files are copied over: Start the VERDE Service. After the set SmartSync interval, check to see if the upgraded QCOW2 images are being copied over.

            1.  Before updating the Gold image, start the procedure by capturing the newest version of Verde Guest tools by temporarily creating a new Gold image for the
                 purpose of capturing the latest version of the Verde Guest Tools that will be mounted as a CD in the Gold image.

                 Save all Verde Guest Tools from the mounted Verde CD to a network Share.

            Later, this Shared Folder will be accessed from the existing Gold image to replace the old Verde Guest tools.


            1. ‘Check-out’ and access the Gold image using SPICE protocol.  Login using the Verde admin account that created the Gold image.
            2. a.  Click ‘run’ and enter the UNC path to the Shared folder holding the new version of Verde Tools and ‘Copy’ all files to a Folder in Gold image C: drive

                          UNC format:   \\IP_address\FolderName      

                          You will be prompted for Active Directory credentials to access the Shared folder in the form:   domain\ADUserID    ex.  verde\jborsini

                    b.  Or, you can copy the tools directory to your workstation/pc/laptop’s, share the directory, map a directory in your Gold image to the tools directory and copy the                  tools directory to your C: dirve.

            1. Use ‘Add/Remove’ and uninstall ALL of the old Verde Guest Tools/stuff -  do NOT ‘Restart’ the Gold image
            2. Install the new Verde Guest tools from the local Folder on C: drive.  Install the Tools in the following order:

                     dotNET 4.5, (64 bit KB30333929) spice-guest-tools-latest, verde-guest-usb, verde-guest-drivers, VERDETools, vsppacePro10VDI (64bit)

            1. ‘Restart’ the Gold image after completing the manual install of the Verde Guest Tools
            2. Test communication within the Gold image, i.e. Web browser, etc

            Updated: 11 Nov 2018 07:42 AM
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