Upgrade and migrate

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Upgrade

Upgrading changes your deployment to the newest Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops component versions without having to set up new machines or Sites. This is known as an in-place upgrade. You can upgrade to the current version from:

  • XenDesktop 5.6 *
  • XenDesktop 7.0
  • XenDesktop 7.1
  • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5
  • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6
  • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 LTSR
  • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.7
  • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.8
  • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.9
  • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.11
  • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12
  • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.13
  • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.14
  • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR
  • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.16
  • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.17
  • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.18

* To upgrade from XenDesktop 5.6 to this current release (CR), first upgrade to 7.6 LTSR with the latest CU, and then upgrade to this CR.

To upgrade:

  1. Run the installer on the machines where the core components and VDAs are installed. The software determines if an upgrade is available and installs the newer version.
  2. Use the newly upgraded Studio to upgrade the database and the Site.

For details, see Upgrade a deployment.

For information about installing Controller hotfixes, see CTX201988.

Migrate

Migrating moves data from an earlier deployment to the newest version. You can migrate a XenApp 6 deployment. Migrating includes installing current components and creating a new Site, exporting data from the older farm, and then importing the data to the new Site.

For information about architecture, component, and feature changes that were introduced with the 7.x releases, see Changes in 7.x.

To migrate from XenApp 6, see Migrate XenApp 6.x.

Upgrade and migrate

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