Upgrading XenApp/XenDesktop 7.12 to 7.13

As per Citrix recommendation on upgrading the below flowchart will be used to upgrade from 7.12 to 7.13

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  1. Make sure that your Subscription Advantage date for licenses is valid.
  2. Back up the Delivery Controller databases.
  3. Upgrade Director if it is installed on a separate machine from your Delivery Controllers.
  4. Backup templates and upgrade hypervisors (optional).
  5. Upgrade Provisioning Services if in use.
  6. Upgrade the Virtual Delivery Agent and perform an image update on all master images.
  7. Upgrade half of your Delivery Controllers (all components).
  8. Use the upgraded version of Studio to perform Site upgrade.
  9. Upgrade your remaining Delivery Controllers (all components).

StoreFront Upgrade

Step 1: Download the Citrix 7.13 ISO from the Citrix Downloads (XenApp_and_XenDesktop_7_13.iso) and Click Upgrade Studio and Server Components

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Step 2: Accept the terms and license agreement, click on Nextsfupgrade2

Step 3: At Ensure a Successful upgrade,  tick I’m ready to continue , Click nextsfupgrade3

Step 4: Leave configuration at “Automatically”, Click Nextsfupgrade4

Step 5: At Summary screen, confirm everything is correct, Click Upgradesfupgrade5

Step 6: Prerequisites and Upgrades will now be installed.sfupgrade6

Step 7: At Call Home, Select i do not want to participate in Call Homesfupgrade7

Step 8: Click Finishsfupgrade8

Step 9: Repeat this on every StoreFront Server

Upgrade VDA’s (On Master Image)

Step 1: Download the Citrix 7.13 ISO from the Citrix Downloads (XenApp_and_XenDesktop_7_13.iso) and Click Upgrade Studio and Server Components

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Step 2: At additional components, click nextvdaupgrade2

Step 3: Leave configuration at “Automatically”, Click Nextvdaupgrade3Step 4: At Summary screen, confirm everything is correct, Click Upgrade

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Step 5: Prerequisites and Components will now be upgraded.vdaupgrade5

Step 6: Core components will be upgraded.vdaupgrade6

Step 7: At Call Home, Select i do not want to participate in Call Home

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Step 8: After upgrade has finished. Click Finishvdaupgrade8

Step 9: Repeat this in all Master Images used in Site.

Delivery Controller Upgrade

Step 1: Download the Citrix 7.13 ISO from the Citrix Downloads (XenApp_and_XenDesktop_7_13.iso) and Click Upgrade Studio and Server Components

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Step 2: Accept the terms and license agreement, click on Nextupgrade3

Step 3: At Ensure a Successful upgrade,  tick I’m ready to continue , Click nextupgrade4

Step 4: Leave configuration at “Automatically”, Click Nextupgrade5

Step 5: At Summary screen, confirm everything is correct, Click Upgradeupgrade6

Step 6: Prerequisites and Upgrades will now be installed.upgrade7

Step 7: The install will require a reboot, click Close and reboot will be initiatedupgrade8

Step 8: Server will be rebooted.

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Step 9: Post Install upgrade will continue and Finish Successfully.

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Step 10: Repeat this on exactly half of the delivery controllers on the site.

Step 11: Launch Citrix Studio, click Start the automatic Site upgrade

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Step 12: Select, I am ready to upgrade. Click Upgrade

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Step 13: Upgrade of Site/DB’s will begin and take a few minutes

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Step 14: Site upgrade will show as complete when done.

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Step 4: In Citrix Studio\Common Tasks\Site – Perform Site Test and confirm all tests pass successfully.

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Step 14: Repeat this the rest of the delivery controllers on the site.

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