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Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Upgrading from XenDesktop® 5.6 to XenDesktop® 7

If you have got an already existing and configured XenDesktop 5.6 site, you have the ability to upgrade it to this latest release of the platform. In this recipe, we will discuss in detail all the steps required to perform a fully functioning migration while being careful to lose no production data.

Note

If you are using the XenDesktop Express edition, you cannot upgrade the platform. You have to obtain a valid nonexpress license to proceed with the upgrade process.

Getting ready

You can perform a direct upgrade to XenDesktop 7 from one of the following XenDesktop components versions:

  • Virtual Desktop Agent (5.0 SP1, 5.5, 5.6, 5.6 FP1) to the Virtual Delivery Agents 7
  • Controller (5.0, 5.0 SP1, 5.5, 5.6, ...

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