- Upgrade XenDesktop 5
- Upgrade XenDesktop 7
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) — XenDesktop 7.1 and 7.5 support VMM 2012, VMM 2012 SP1, and VMM 2012 R2.
When you run the installer AutoSelect, the wizard checks whether certain Site components (such as the Delivery Controllers, Director, and VDAs), need to be upgraded. If you opt not to upgrade some components during this process, when you run Studio, it performs a component check and notifies you when components need to be upgraded. You cannot proceed to manage your Site until you upgrade these components.
The following figure shows the high-level processes involved when upgrading a XenDesktop 7 to XenDesktop 7.x in which Studio components are deployed on different machines.
Perform the upgrade procedures in the following order.
Make sure that your Subscription Advantage date for licenses is no earlier than 2013.0522.
If Director is deployed on a separate machine, follow the steps described in Upgrade core components.
If you are using Provisioning Services, follow the procedures described in Upgrading Provisioning Services.
When upgrading version 7 or version 7.1 VDA that are installed on a physical machine (including Remote PC Access) to version 7.5 VDAs, you must start the upgrade from the command line using the following parameter:
/EXCLUDE "Personal vDisk","Machine Identity Service"
The following example shows a physical VDA manual upgrade.
D:\x64\XenDesktop Setup\XenDesktopVdaSetup.exe /EXCLUDE "Personal vDisk","Machine Identity Service"
Your VDA upgrade will now launch and complete as described in Upgrade the Virtual Delivery Agent.
For Remote PC Access deployments, Citrix recommends that you upgrade a VDA in a remote PC using a command-line method. For detailed information, see Install using the command line.
Use Studio to upgrade the Database.
The wizard displays the upgrade progress. After the upgrade completes, the wizard performs tests. This takes several minutes.
To minimize Site down time when performing a manual upgrade, it is important that the XenDesktop Administrator closely coordinates with the Database Administrator. This process requires that you run a script that temporarily disables Xendesktop Services while the manual upgrade scripts are run by the Database Administrator using a preferred tool (for example, SQL Server Management Studio). Ideally, immediately after these scripts complete, the XenDesktop Administrator should enable XenDesktop Services and complete the upgrade using Studio.
Manual upgrade requires:
To upgrade manually
The installer automatically upgrades core components such as Delivery Controllers, Studio, and Director if they were previously installed.
The following figure shows the high-level processes involved when upgrading a Site in which all components are deployed on the same machine.
Perform the upgrade procedures in the following order:
After the upgrade and data migration is complete, you can run environment and configuration tests to make sure that the Site is in functional order.
To test the upgraded site, select Test Site in the Site Configuration pane of the Studio Common Tasks page.