Migration Step 1: Prepare
To get started with XenApp upgrade planning, expand your existing XenApp knowledge to include the new features and functionality of the XenApp 7 FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA). Learn how migrating to the new and improved XenApp 7 architecture will help you support multiple operating systems, from Windows Server 2008 R2 to the latest Windows Server 2012R2, while delivering a superior user experience, simplifying app and desktop management, and enhancing enterprise security.
Migration Step 2: Build
Apply your new skills by building a XenApp 7 environment. Select your server operating system of choice and leverage the easy-to-use install wizards to guide you through the install process. Take a tour of the new, consolidated management and monitoring consoles with Citrix Studio and Citrix Director. Publish virtual apps and desktops within the redesigned FlexCast Management Architecture and see how XenApp 7 is optimized for the administrator.
Migration Step 3: Integrate
XenApp 7 can live side-by-side with your existing XenApp environment, so after building the XenApp 7 environment, you can complete the upgrade process at your own pace. Before the migration is complete, you can use Citrix StoreFront to aggregate and intelligently deliver virtual apps from all your XenApp environments while providing users with that personalized, self-service access to apps from any device.
Migration Step 4: Upgrade
When you are ready to migrate, Citrix provides powerful tools like AppDNA app migration software that automatically assesses and remediates app compatibility issues, the latest XenApp install wizard that seamlessly upgrades an existing XenApp server to the new architecture, and powerful migration scripts that intelligently export your existing XenApp farm policy and settings then seamlessly imports these configurations into your new XenApp 7 site.
Support Windows Server 2008 End-of-Life and Windows 10 Migration, plus Simplify Future Upgrades
Combine Windows Server 2008 reaching EOL in early 2015 and employees upgrading to Windows 10 at a record rate with Microsoft announcing new versions of Windows faster than ever, it’s increasingly important for IT to have a seamless, simplified process for adopting new releases and supporting users on older operating systems. XenApp 7.7 FMA architecture accelerates app migrations and enables simplified upgrades as future versions are released by allowing for simultaneous management and delivery of virtual apps from multiple operating systems.