Deprecation

The announcements in this article are intended to give you advanced notice of platforms, Citrix products, and features that are being phased out so that you can make timely business decisions. Citrix monitors customer use and feedback to determine when they are withdrawn. Announcements can change in subsequent releases and might not include every deprecated feature or functionality. For details about product lifecycle support, see the Product Lifecycle Support Policy article. For information about the Long Term Service Release (LTSR) servicing option, see https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX205549.

Deprecations and removals

The following table shows the platforms, Citrix products, and features that are deprecated or removed.

Deprecated items are not removed immediately. Citrix continues to support them in the current release, but they will be removed in a future release.

Removed items are either removed, or are no longer supported, in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.

Dates in bold face indicate changes at this release.

Item Deprecation announced in Removed in Alternative
Support for the following legacy processors: Xeon E3/5/7 family - Sandy Bridge, Xeon E3/5/7 v2 family - Ivy Bridge 8.2 8.2  
The guest-tools.iso file included in the Citrix Hypervisor installation ISO 8.2 8.2 Download the Citrix VM Tools for Windows or for Linux from the Citrix Hypervisor downloads page.
Support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 SP2, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 8.2 8.2 Upgrade your VMs to a later version of their operating system.
Legacy SSL mode and support for the TLS 1.0/1.1 protocol 8.2 8.2  
Cross-server private networks 8.2 8.2  
The following xe CLI log commands: diagnostic-db-log, log-set-output, log-get-keys, log-get, log-reopen 8.2    
The vSwitch Controller 8.1 8.2  
Dynamic Memory Control 8.1    
Legacy partition layouts: DOS partition layout, Old GPT partition layout. Note, this also removes support for servers with less than 46 GB of primary disk space. 8.1    
VSS and quiesced snapshots 8.1 8.1  
Support for Ubuntu 14.04 8.1 8.1  
Support for all paravirtualized (PV) VMs, including the following: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, CentOS 5, CentOS 6, Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, Oracle Enterprise Linux 6, Scientific Linux 6, NeoKylin Linux Advanced Server 6.2, Debian Wheezy 7, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 8.1 8.1 Upgrade your VMs to a later version of their operating system.
Legacy drivers: qla4xxx, qla3xxx, netxen_nic, qlge, qlcnic 8.0    
XenCenter installer bundled with the Citrix Hypervisor installation media. 8.0 8.0 Download the XenCenter installer from the Downloads page instead.
XenCenter connections to XenServer hosts that are version 6.x and earlier. 8.0 8.0 Upgrade your out-of-support XenServer hosts.
Support for Nutanix integration. 8.0 8.0  
Support for the following legacy processors: Opteron 13xx Budapest, Opteron 23xx/83xx Barcelona, Opteron 23xx/83xx Shanghai, Opteron 24xx/84xx Istanbul, Opteron 41xx Lisbon, Opteron 61xx Magny Cours, Xeon 53xx Clovertown, Xeon 54xx Harpertown, Xeon 55xx Nehalem, Xeon 56xx Westmere-EP, Xeon 65xx/75xx Nehalem-EX, Xeon 73xx Tigerton, Xeon 74xx Dunnington 8.0 8.0 For information about supported processors, see the Hardware Compatibility List
Support for qemu-trad. It is no longer possible to use qemu-trad by setting platform-devicemodel=qemu-trad. All VMs created with qemu-trad device profile get automatically upgraded to qemu-upstream-compat profile. 8.0 8.0  
Support for the following guest templates: Debian 6 Squeeze, Ubuntu 12.04, Legacy Windows, Asianux Server 4.2, 4.4, and 4.5, NeoKylin Linux Security OS 5, Linx Linux 6, Linx Linux 8, GreatTurbo Enterprise Server 12, Yinhe Kylin 4 8.0 8.0  
Legacy Windows drivers from the Citrix VM Tools ISO 8.0 8.0  

Deprecation