- XenDesktop 5 to XenDesktop 7 upgrade
- Upgrade components
When you run the installer (AutoSelect), the wizard checks whether certain Site components 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.
Depending on your Site, the procedures that you perform and the order in which you perform these procedures may vary.
Before upgrading the License Server, make sure the Subscription Advantage date for license files that is compatible with a supported edition of the product.
The installer automatically upgrades core components such as Delivery Controllers, Studio, and Director if they were previously installed.
You can only upgrade Desktop OS (Windows Desktop) Virtual Delivery Agents (VDAs) when upgrading from XenDesktop 5.x to XenDesktop 7.x.
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.
After upgrading the core components, 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 Studio Administrator closely coordinates with the Database Administrator. This process requires that you run a script that temporarily disables Services while the manual upgrade scripts run. Ideally, immediately after these scripts complete, the Studio Administrator should enable Services and complete the upgrade using Studio.
Manual upgrade requires:
To upgrade manually
Upgrade any additional Delivery Controllers in your Site.