- About This Release
- Known Issues
- System Requirements
- Install and Configure
- Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007
- XenApp and Secure Gateway
The XenApp Migration Center pulls data from a server in a source XenApp server farm and imports (adds) it to a new XenApp server farm. The data is grouped as object types.
|Source farm||New Farm|
|XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 (with minimum HRP5) or XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008||XenApp 6.5|
|XenApp 6.0||XenApp 6.5|
|XenApp 6.5 deployed in a test/pilot farm||XenApp 6.5 deployed in a production farm|
In all migrations, Citrix recommends you first use the XenApp 6.5 media to perform a clean install of the XenApp server role on one or more Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 servers. Then, use the XenApp Server Configuration Tool to create a new farm or join servers to that new farm. (Clean install means that there is no previous version of the XenApp server role installed on the server.)
If you cannot coordinate that recommended process, Citrix provides a XenApp 6.0 to 6.5 Upgrade Utility that you can customize for your servers; see CTX130614.
After you configure and restart the new XenApp server, use the Migration Center installed on that server to import objects from the source farm.
You can preview (analyze) a migration; that is, the Migration Center indicates which objects will be imported during a migration, without actually performing the migration.
You can repeat the migration as additional servers in the source farm become ready for reimaging in the new farm. During subsequent migration previews, the Migration Center compares source farm objects with objects in the new farm, and lists differences. If you then migrate those objects, the current value in the new farm is overwritten with the current value in the source farm.
As the migration of more source farm servers continues, use the Web Interface user roaming feature to help ensure that users can access applications and resources.
Citrix recommends performing the entire migration from a server in the new XenApp farm; this is a direct migration. However, if your deployment does not allow this, you can perform an indirect migration. In this case, you split the migration process by installing and using the Migration Center on a server in the source farm to export settings. Then, using the Migration Center installed on a server in the new XenApp farm, you import the settings into the new farm.
You can migrate a single XenApp farm.
The XenApp Migration Center is installed automatically when you install and configure the XenApp 6.5 server role.
If you need to re-install the Migration Center at a later date, use the installation file on the XenApp 6.5 media. In the Administration\Delivery Services Console\setup folder, double-click Citrix.XenApp.Migration.Install_x64.msi.