- XenDesktop 5 upgrade factors
- XenDesktop 5 upgrade components
When you run the installer (AutoSelect), the wizard checks whether certain Site components (such as Delivery Controllers and VDAs) need to be upgraded. If you choose not to upgrade some components during this process, when you run Studio notifies you which 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.
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 use the command line interface to upgrade the VDA in the PC .
To install the new VDA, follow the guidance in the installation documentation.
The installer automatically upgrades core components such as Delivery Controllers, Studio, and Director if they were previously installed.
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 downtime during a manual upgrade, it is important that the Studio administrator coordinates closely 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.
To upgrade manually
Upgrade any additional Controllers in your Site.